Dust That Dreams of Glory: Reflections on Lent and Holy Week

Join Sarum College Bookshop for the launch of Dust That Dreams of Glory, the latest book based on the previously unpublished work of Michael Mayne.

Thursday 8 February at 4pm

Michael Mayne was the former Dean of Westminster, and Head of Religious Programmes, BBC Radio.

The book is edited and introduced by Dr Joel Huffstetler, a leading scholar of Michael Mayne’s work. Joel will talk about his work in putting together this and the other two books of the recent trilogy.

He is the editor of To Trust and to Love: Sermons and Addresses; God’s Consoling Love: Sermons and Addresses; and Prayer as well as the critically acclaimed literary biography of Michael Mayne, Gratitude and Grace. He is rector of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland, Tennessee.

Free and open to all, refreshments provided
RSVP to bookshop@dev.sarum.ac.uk or 01722 326899

Everything You Need to be Ready for Lent

Join Sarum College Bookshop for an afternoon with everything you need to be ready for Lent.

Thursday 11 January, 3pm to 5pm

James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College, will review the best of the new books and lent courses this year.

Artist and author Tessa Wilkinson and musician and author Jan Brind, both authors of a number of books in the popular Creative Ideas series, will have simple and practical ideas to use with all age worship, messy church and family services as well as some different ideas for hymns to use during Lent.

Get ahead of the game!

Free and open to all, refreshments provided
RSVP to bookshop@dev.sarum.ac.uk or 01722 326899

An Evening of Fun and Stockingfillers

Meet authors Gary Alderson and Rich Wyld and cartoonist Dave Walker for an introduction to their idiosyncratic take on life as we explore Writes of the ChurchThe World according to Theologygrams and How to Avoid the Peace.

Monday 11 December at 6.30pm

The former is a collection of letters for the church magazine, where the locals write what they actually think. The writers are odd and aggressive and bicker and complain, the vicar is overworked, but the depth of their love for the church comes through the threats to boycott the church over a tea towel, the obsession over saving money and the complaints that children are allowed into the church during an act of worship. And all illustrated by Dave Walker, who many of you will know from his annual calendars, his own books and his cartoons in the ‘Church Times’.

Gary Alderson has quite a following as @Gerrarrdus on Twitter, and for his blog The Beaker Folk of Husborne Crawley, and has an alter ego Archdruid Eileen.  He also has a blog  Writes of the Church.

The World according to Theologygrams follows the very popular Theologygrams and is another look at the world around us and the Christian faith through Rich Wyld’s unique colour diagrams and commentary. Funny, cheeky and genuinely instructive, the books have wide appeal.

Dave Walker comes up with a cartoon for the Church Times every week, and is the author of a number of books on the church (and on cycling). His latest book is How to Avoid the Peace. Buy one of his books and you may get a doodle inside as well as a signature!

This evening is free and open to all, refreshments provided
To book telephone 01722 326899 or email bookshop@dev.sarum.ac.uk

Book Launch: Re-Imagining the Bible for Today

Sarum College Bookshop and SCM Press invite you to a talk and book launch of Re-Imagining the Bible for Today with authors Anne-Claar Thomasson-Rosingh, Sigrid Coenradie and Bert Dicou.

Friday 6 October at 4pm

The early 21st century has seen an unexpected rise of new or rediscovered ways of reading the Bible, both in academic circles and in churches, with surprising results. These ancient texts appear to have a message that resonates with discussions in society at large. This textbook seeks to reclaim the Bible for a Christianity that is open to society and keen on participating in conversation about today’s major issues; a Christianity that is relevant to the personal spirituality of people who aren’t too sure what to believe and how to exercise faith.

“A Wonderful book, bringing people into honest conversation with the Bible and the world” – David Holgate, Canon for Theology and Mission and Sub-Dean, Manchester Cathedral

Anne-Claar Thomasson-Rosingh is Director of Studies for the Centre for Formation in Ministry at Sarum College and well known for her lively and original Bible studies.

Free and open to all, refreshments provided
To book telephone 01722 326899 or email bookshop@dev.sarum.ac.uk

Book Launch: That Other Voice by Graham Turner

Sarum College Bookshop and Darton, Longman and Todd invite you to a book launch with the Bishop of Salisbury, the Rt Revd Nicholas Holtam, for That Other Voice: In search of a God who Speaks by Graham Turner.

Monday 2 October at 5.30pm

That Other Voice tells the story of a journey, by Graham Turner – a senior journalist for nearly fifty years – in search of an answer to the ultimate spiritual mystery: whether God, or a higher power of some kind, can communicate with us directly. His quest took him to many parts of India and to Jordan, and across Britain, and included conversations with the Dalai Lama’s brother in his Himalayan home, former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, a community of Sufi Muslims, a Hindu orthopaedic surgeon, and with leading Rabbis Lord Jonathan Sacks and Jonathan Romain.

His answer would be found much closer to home.

Graham Turner was the BBC’s first economics correspondent and a senior reporter and feature writer for the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, The Money Programme and Panorama. He has written several books including the popular The Power of Silence.

Free and open to all, refreshments provided
To book email bookshop@dev.sarum.ac.uk or telephone 01722 326899

Book Launch: A Christian Theology of Chaplaincy

Join Sarum College Bookshop and Jessica Kingsley Publishers to launch A Christian Theology of Chaplaincy edited by John Caperon, Andrew Todd and James Walters.

Thursday 28 September at 12pm

Offering a practice-based theological reflection on chaplaincy, this book examines the current significance of chaplaincy within the ministry of the Church. It offers a discussion of the theological grounding of chaplaincy, before exploring its importance as a form of ministry in the 21st century.

Andrew Todd is Coordinator for the Centre for Contemporary Spirituality and Programme Leader for the MA in Christian Spirituality at Sarum College.

“This book offers helpful ideas, models, images, and experiences to think with, and it has the capacity to inspire ministries of meaning and practical action in diverse settings of our complex society.” – David F Ford, University of Cambridge

Free and open to all, refreshments provided
To book email bookshop@dev.sarum.ac.uk or telephone 01722 326899

Fierce Imaginings: Book Launch with Rachel Mann

Meet author Rachel Mann who will talk about and read from her latest book, Fierce Imaginings: The Great War, Ritual, Memory and God.

Tuesday 25 July at 6.30pm

Rachel will also then be in conversation with Peter Price, retired Bishop of Bath and Wells.

Rachel Mann is a priest and writer based in south Manchester. She is the author of four books, including the bestselling Dazzling Darkness, and is Resident Poet and Minor Canon at Manchester Cathedral.

“This is the most searching and original book I have read about the Impact of the First World War on the faith and the myths of this country”. – Rowan Williams

“This is not just another book on the tragedy of the First World War. It is an intelligent, personal and provocative study of human identity and the symbols and rituals with which we seek to explore it.” – Mark Oakley, Chancellor of St Paul’s Cathedral

“This is an astonishing book – a profound and searching multi-disciplinary examination of the First World War and its cultural history, a meditation on faith and identity” – Michael Symmons Roberts, Poet and Professor of Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University

Tickets are £3 to include a glass of wine
For tickets visit the Bookshop, email bookshop@dev.sarum.ac.uk or telephone 01722 326899

A Functional Art: Reflections of a Hymn Writer with Timothy Dudley-Smith

Meet renowned hymn writer Timothy Dudley-Smith at the launch of his new book, A Functional Art.

Thursday 1 June at 3.30pm

Timothy Dudley-Smith has published around 400 hymn texts. In this fascinating book, he explores not only the writing of hymns but many other aspects including the study and singing of them. It is not a history, a text book, or an academic treatise, but the personal reflections of an experienced practitioner who has been speaking and writing on this subject, on both sides of the Atlantic, for more than fifty years.

During this book launch we will be joined by the RSCM singers, who will sing a selection of Bishop Timothy’s hymns.

Free and open to all, refreshments provided
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Thirsting for Water: Celebrating 30 years of Wells for India

Thirsting-for-WaterJoin Sarum College Bookshop for an illustrated talk with Nicholas and Mary Grey celebrating 30 years of the charity Wells for India.

Monday 20 March 2017 from 4pm

Wells for India is a not-for-profit organisation founded by Nicholas and Mary Grey after their visit to Rajasthan, which was then in the grip of a terrible drought.

The charity has provided grant funding and technical support for water-based rural development projects in India since 1987 which has brought sustainable supplies of drinking water to 1.5 million people in one of the most demanding regions of the world.

Nicholas and Mary will be launching their recently published book, Thirsting For Water, which tells the story of the charity over the past 30 years.

Free and open to all, refreshments provided
RSVP to 01722 326899 or bookshop@dev.sarum.ac.uk