Book of the Month: March 2017

Hanging by a Thread by Samuel Wells

The arresting and compelling organising theme of this book is this ‘there was a time when the cross was an answer – today the cross is a question’. This short, tightly argued but fluent book considers the risk, cost and suffering of the cross in the light of six key contemporary concerns. They are the reliability of history; the fragility of trust; mortality; meaning; the nature of power; and, the character of love. Rich, engaged and stimulating – this book would make a good base for a study group at any time of the year. It is easy to see why Wells is such a popular communicator in today’s church.

Reviewed by James Woodward, Principal of Sarum College.

Published by Canterbury Press, Hanging by a Thread normally retails at £8.99. Until 31 March 2017 it can be purchased for just £5.99 (+£2 postage) from our online shop or £7.99 and POST FREE by phoning 01722 326899 or emailing

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