Biographies which make great Christmas Holiday reading, and Christmas Gifts


Our new books in recent weeks have included some fascinating and inspiring biographies.  Here are a few:

David Shepherd Batting For The Poor; the authorized biography of the celebrated Cricketer and Bishop by Andrew Bradstock.

ISBN 9780281081059 Price £19.99 Hardback

Selected to play for England while a Cambridge University student, leading figure in the campaign to sever sporting links with South Africa, Bishop of Woolwich and later Liverpool, awarded a life peerage, played an active role in the Lords. 

“Men as gifted as David Shepherd don’t come along all that often.  This is a book, and a life, we could all learn from.” David Puttnam

 

Michael Green by His Friends

ISBN 9781789741148 Price £16.99 Hardback

This is a portrait of the Revd Dr. Michael Green who died in January 2019 (aged 88).  It tells the story of his life and ministry through the recollections of his family, friends and colleagues, narrating his formative years through service in the military, his call to ministry and theological development. It will offers a pen portraits of Michael as theological educator, an innovative leader and of his contribution to the breadth of evangelicalism and the Church of England.

 

John Henry Newman: A very brief history by Eamon Duffy

ISBN 9780281078493 Price £12.99 Hardback

Published to coincide with Newman’s canonization by Pope Francis in October 2019, this engaging and judicious introduction to Newman’ life and legacy will be welcomed by newcomers and seasoned enthusiasts alike.

 

A Better Ambition: Confessions of a faithful liberal by Tim Farron

ISBN 9780281083589 Price £19.99 Hardback

Writing with warmth, humour and compelling honesty, Tim Farron charts his rise to the leadership of the Liberal Democrats from his childhood in Preston to his central role during the Conservative Lib Dem coalition of 2010-15. Farron speaks openly about his role as Party President and the intense experience of leading his party through the 2016 EU referendum and the snap general election of 2017. He also reflects on the scrutiny he received because of his religious beliefs.

 

Palau; A Life on Fire: the spiritual memoirs of Luis Palau

ISBN 9780310355601 Price £12.99 Paperback

For the first time, Luis Palau shares a rare glimpse into the formation of his spiritual legacy and signature message. Tracing his faith hourney from humble beginnings on the streets of Buenos Aires, Argentina, to sharing the Good News on global stages, Luis’s life is filled with adventure, risk, and faith.

 

The Faith of Queen Elizabeth: The poise, grace and quiet strength behind the crown by Dudley Delffs

ISBN 9780310358879 Price £12.99 Paperback

Discover the inspiring spiritual legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history. Sharing a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of this notoriously private monarch, The Faith of Queen Elizabeth features intimate stories and inspiring reflections on the personal faith behind the Crown. With testimonies from historic figures such as Winston Churchill, Billy Graham, Mother Teresa, and Margaret Thatcher, this magnificent tribute explores the faith of the world's most famous Queen - and the King she serves.


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