New Books – February 2014

Please contact the Library if you would like to borrow any of these books

New Books Added to Sarum   College Library – Jan/Feb 2014
171.1 GIL GILL, Robin A textbook of Christian ethics T&T Clark International 2014
172 GAY GAY, Doug Honey from the lion: Christianity and the ethics of nationalism SCM 2013
180 MIL MILLER, James The philosophical life : twelve great thinkers and the search for   wisdom : from Socrates to Nietzsche Oneworld 2013
Biblical Studies
220.6 KLE KLEIN, William W. Introduction to biblical interpretation Thomas Nelson 2004
220.6 OSB OSBORNE, Grant R. The hermeneutical spiral : a comprehensive introduction to biblical   interpretation InterVarsity Press 2006
220.61 MOY MOYISE, Steve Introduction to Biblical Studies T & T Clark 2013
227 EHR EHRENSPERGER, Kathy Reading Paul in context: explorations in identity formation. Essays in   honour of William S. Campbell T&T Clark International 2013
230.09053 LAN LANE, Tony Exploring Christian doctrine SPCK 2013
234.163 SPI SPINKS, Bryan D. Do this in remembrance of me : the Eucharist from the early church to   the present day SCM 2013
Religion and The   Arts
246.8 LYD LYDEN, John C. Film as religion : myths, morals, and rituals New York University Press 2003
248.85 ALB JOHNSON, Malcolm God, me and being very old : stories and spirituality in later life SCM Press 2013
251 CAR CARGAL, Timothy B. Hearing a film, seeing a sermon : preaching and popular movies Westminster John Knox Press 2007
Pastoral Ministry
253.48 EVA EVANS, Sioned Care for the dying : a practical and pastoral guide Canterbury Press 2014
The Church
253.7 FAN FANCOURT, Graeme Brand new church : the church and the postmodern condition SPCK 2013
Christian   Leadership
254 DEW WOOT, Philippe de Spirituality and business : a Christian viewpoint : an open letter to   Christian leaders in times of urgency GSE Research Ltd 2013
254 MAL MALE, David Pioneering leadership: disturbing the status quo? Grove books 2013
Liturgy and Worship
264.03 AMO AMOS, Clare The Bible in the life of the church Canterbury Press 2013
264.03 BEN BENT, Helen Worship 4 today part 3 : consolidating and expanding horizons Church House 2014
264.03 BEN BENT, Helen Worship 4 today part 2 : a course for worship leaders and musicians Church House Publishing 2013
264.03 BEN BENT, Helen Worship 4 today part 1 : a course for worship leaders and musicians Church House 2013
264.035 REY REYNOLDS, Simon Table manners : liturgical leadership for the mission of the church SCM 2014
266.007 CAM CAMERON, Helen Researching practice in mission and ministry : a companion SCM Press 2013
271 MOB MOBSBY, Ian A new monastic handbook : from vision to practice Canterbury Press 2014
271.09 POW POWER, Rosemary The story of Iona : Columban and medieval sites and spirituality Canterbury Press 2013
301.405 DAY DAY, Abby Believing in belonging : belief and social identity in the modern   world Oxford University Press 2013
301.405 NOAp046684 NOAKE, Richard Religion, society and God : public theology in action SCM Press 2013
371.3 BEN BENNETT, Zoë Your MA in theology : a study skills handbook SCM 2014
658 CAS CASE, Peter Belief and organization Palgrave Macmillan 2012
658.4 PAVA, Moses L. Leading with meaning : using covenantal leadership to build a better   organization Palgrave Macmillan 2003
658.4 LAD LADKIN, Donna Authentic leadership: Clashes, Convergences and Coalescences Edward Elgar 2013
658.4 TUR TURNBULL, Sharon Worldly leadership : alternative wisdoms for a complex world Palgrave Macmillan 2012
Local History
H CROWLEY, Douglas The minute books of Froxfield Almshouse 1714-1866 Wiltshire Record Society 2013


Book Launch with Timothy Dudley-Smith

9780854022342Timothy Dudley-Smith will be in Sarum College on Thursday 20 March at 4pm launching his new book ‘A Mirror to the Soul’.

A Mirror to the Soul is the latest collection from one of today’s most acclaimed hymn writers, Timothy Dudley-Smith. It offers new words for 30 psalms, set to a wide variety of hymn tunes, from the well-loved to a great new tune by John Rutter.

All are welcome to come along to meet and hear the author, along with music editor William Llewellyn, and to try out some of the new hymns.

A Mirror to the Soul is published by the Royal School of Church Music. Price: £6.95 (discounts available to RSCM members). Available from Sarum College Bookshop or

Free entry, all welcome, refreshments provided

For more information or to RSVP email or telephone 01722 326899


Today is Valentine’s day. Saint Valentine, a 3rd century martyr, is patron of lovers and happy marriages celebrated in our society with chocolate, flowers and cards.

I imagine that since the 3rd century our idea of a ‘happy marriage’ and ‘love’ has changed significantly as have our ways of celebrating. But some things do not change. In the bible one of the Hebrew words for love is ‘hesed’. A notoriously difficult word to translate because it covers a different range of meanings than our various words for love.

If you are reading the Psalms you stumble on ‘steadfast love’ or ‘goodness’ or ‘loving kindness’ it might all be ‘hesed’. A Dutch bible translator, Pieter Oussoren, translates ‘friendship’. The refrain of Ps.118 is: ‘Yes, for ever is his friendship’ and Ps 36: 7 ‘How precious is your friendship, O God!’ Friendship is what I will celebrate today in my marriage and in all those other relationships not forgetting friendship with God. Something St. Valentine might recognise.

Bookshop Bestsellers January 2014

January’s bestsellers definitely have a Lent theme with four of the titles being Lent courses.

Tim Heaton’s ‘The Long Road to Heaven’ has been extremely popular. Based on the film ‘The Way’, it is the second of Tim’s Lent course books. The interest in Pope Francis is also still proving to be strong, with both ‘Pope Francis: Untying the Knots’ and ‘Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel’ by Pope Francis ranking in the top ten bestsellers.

1. Transformed by the Beloved by Daniel Munoz, BRF £6.99

2. The Long Road to Heaven: A Lent Course by Tim Heaton, John Hunt Publishing £7.99

3. Another Story Must Begin: A Lent Course by Jonathan Meyer,  Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd. £5.99

4. Making Our Connections by Ben Pink Dandelion, SCM Press £19.99

5. Archbishop Justin Welby: The Road to Canterbury by Andrew Atherstone, Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd. £7.99

6. Finding A Voice: A Lent Course on the King’s Speech by Hilary Brand, Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd. £5.99

7. Pope Francis: Untying the Knots by Paul Vallely, Bloomsbury Publishing £12.99

8. Scurry Goes to Salisbury by Richard Morgan, RMM Publications £7.99

9. Welcoming the Way of the Cross by Barbara Mosse, BRF £7.99

10. Evangelii Gaudium: The Joy of the Gospel by Pope Francis, Catholic Truth Society £4.95

Book of the Month: February 2014

Running over rocksRunning Over Rocks by Ian Adams

How many books have you read that aim to transform your spiritual life? Put most of them to one side, and find a copy of this excellent new book by Ian Adams. He is a master of simplicity, of focus, of seeing things differently – of finding ways of living that are really transforming and ‘do-able’.

His theme is ‘from separation towards belonging’ and moves from the exploration of re-learning to live as human beings – to the practices of stillness and movement which ease us away from complexity towards that skilful simplicity of ‘finding the essence’.

Short chapters – about seven to each section – develop these themes. Essentially this is concerned with recognising and discarding all that is complex, all that distracts us from becoming closer to God; learning hope and trust, discovering presence, and setting aside fear in the transforming emotion of love for God.

We live in a world filled with an extravagance of objects, where emotions are manipulated by advertisements, and desire is shaped by what we see ‘Celebrities’ wearing and doing. We surround ourselves with images – from the wallpaper on our mobile to the pictures on our fridge – and these, Ian suggests, are our Icons. He encourages us to reflect on just what it is we have chosen to look at, to choose something that reflects our self, to “be aware … let the picture shape your action to bring good to the world around you”.

So this is a book about the deliberate choice of what is good, what it means ‘to be goodness, and to do goodness’. Indeed, what it actually means to be fully human in a violent and unpredictable world, and to bring good to those around us.

Reviewed by Lavender Buckland LLM

Special Price of £11.99 from the shop (posted out free) or £11.99 + postage online from between February 1st and February 28th 2014.

RRP £14.99