Before The Days Draw In by Mary Kissell

Mary Kissell: Before the days draw in; my ordinary journey to an Extraordinary God.  Instant Apostle Watford £8.99    In this book, Mary shares something of her life and journey and her experiences of God through prayer.  I have to confess that I found the opening chapters a bit of a…

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Mission 3vangelical for a Post-Christian World

Mission 3vangelical for a Post-Christian World Have you experienced the saving health of Jesus and, at the same time, felt dread at the “E” word (E-for evangelism)? Or felt as if “mission” is hopelessly entangled with the violence of its colonial and imperial past? The Urban Theology Union’s Mission 3vangelical…

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‘Beginning Unlimited’ by Liz Grier

Liz Grier: Beginning Unlimited: Diary of a Church Plant; Instant Apostle Watford, £8.99.     Moving from Harborne in Birmingham to Rural Devon feels like a culture shock and moving from a thousand-member charismatic Anglican church (St John’s Harborne) to 5 rural parishes and a remit to begin a youth church appears…

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“Happiness in This Life” by Pope Francis

Pope Francis; Happiness in This Life: A Passionate Meditation on Material Existence and the Meaning of Life.  Bluebird Books, hardback £14.99 eBook £10.99.  Translation by Shaun Whiteside.     Reviewed by Revd Maurice Stafford This is a delightful book by the current Pope.  Its themes are pertinent in that it addresses the…

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Mission 3vangelical

Mission 3vangelical for a Post-Christian World Have you experienced the saving health of Jesus and, at the same time, felt dread at the “E” word (E-for evangelism)? Or felt as if “mission” is hopelessly entangled with the violence of its colonial and imperial past? The Urban Theology Union’s Mission 3vangelical…

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UTU Members’ Day: 29 June 2024

We are delighted to announce  the opportunity for you to join our Members’ Day on Saturday, 29 June 2024 on Zoom.  We will be providing an opportunity to listen to 3 good speakers on 3 interesting and challenging subjects, plus time to discuss the issues these talks raise, ask questions and meet other members.  All…

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“Love That Dares to Speak” by Hilary Brand

Hilary Brand; Love that dares to speak.  Darton Longman and Todd £6.99   This is a five-session group study course exploring Christian reactions to homosexuality from someone who has already been author to five popular Lent courses.  In her introduction, Hilary examines why a course of this kind is needed.  In…

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