Publishers know that Modern Believing's team of book reviewers, led by the Reviews Editor, Rev. Dr. Michael Brierley, do an outstanding job in providing constructive, critical, fair and discerning reviews.

M. C. Athans, In Quest of the Jewish Mary: The Mother of Jesus in History, Theology, and Spirituality. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xxviii, 210. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-004-4.


Z. Bennett, Using the Bible in Practical Theology: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. x, 150. Hb. £50. ISBN 978-1-4094-3792-5.


S. Cornwall, Theology and Sexuality. London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. viii, 195. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04530-4.


J. W. de Gruchy, Led into Mystery: Faith Seeking Answers in Life and Death.London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. viii, 247. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04736-0.


F. G. Downing, Order and (Dis)order in the First Christian Century: A General Survey of Attitudes. Leiden: Brill, 2013. Pp. xiv, 395. Hb. $171. ISBN 978-90-04-25175-5.


J. D. S. Dunnill, Sacrifice and the Body: Biblical Anthropology and Christian Self-Understanding. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. x, 243. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-1882-5.


F. Gauthier and T. Martikainen, eds., Religion in Consumer Society: Brands, Consumers and Markets. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xviii, 250. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-4986-7.


D. T. Gortner, Varieties of Personal Theology: Charting the Beliefs and Values of American Young Adults. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xii, 348. Hb. £60. ISBN 978-1-4094-2552-6.


A. D. Hancock, Karl Barth’s Emergency Homiletic, 1932-1933: A Summons to Prophetic Witness at the Dawn of the Third Reich. Grand Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. xvi, 356. Pb. £28.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6734-6.


J.-O. Henriksen, Relating God and the Self: Dynamic Interplay. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. viii, 205. Hb. £55. ISBN 978-1-4094-6548-5.


K. R. Himes, Christianity and the Political Order: Conflict, Cooptation, and Cooperation. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xvi, 359. Pb. £26.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-028-0.


P. L. Holmer, Thinking the Faith with Passion: Selected Essays, ed. D. J. Gouwens and L. C. Barrett. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. xx, 354. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-227-17412-8.


P. L. Holmer, Communicating the Faith Indirectly: Selected Sermons, Addresses, and Prayers, ed. D. J. Gouwens and L. C. Barrett. Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2013. Pp. xx, 178. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17411-1.


J. M. Hull, The Tactile Heart: Studies in Blindness and Faith. London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. viii, 152. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04933-3.


C. P. Irvine, The Cross and Creation in Christian Liturgy and Art, Alcuin Club Collections 88. London: SPCK, 2013. Pp. xx, 247. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-281-06908-8.


E. Kessler, Jews, Christians and Muslims in Encounter. London: SCM Press, 2013. Pp. xxii, 266. Pb. ISBN 978-0-334-04715-5.


J. H. Kroeger, ed., The Gift of Mission: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow: The Maryknoll Centennial Symposium. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. xii, 268. Pb. £31.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-012-9.


R. W. Miller, ed., Suffering and the Christian Life. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2013. Pp. viii, 152. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-013-6.


C. W. Owens, Son of Yahweh: The Gospels as Novels. Alresford: Christian Alternative Books, 2013. Pp. viii, 144. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-1-78279-067-9.


A. E. Patrick, Conscience and Calling: Ethical Reflections on Catholic Women’s Church Vocations. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2013. Pp. xvi, 197. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-1-4411-4452-2.


M. W. Percy, Anglicanism: Confidence, Commitment and Communion. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xiv, 225. Pb. £17.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-7036-6.


E. D. Reed, Theology for International Law. London and New York: Bloomsbury T. and T. Clark, 2013. Pp. xii, 350. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-5672-6206-6.


W. G. Rusch, ed., The Witness of Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch. Grand   Rapids, MI, and Cambridge: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2013. Pp. xii, 146. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-6717-9.


A. P. F. Sell, The Theological Education of the Ministry: Soundings in the British Reformed and Dissenting Traditions. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2013. Pp. xiv, 313. Pb. ISBN 978-1-62032-593-3.


J. Tann, ed., Soul Pain. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2013. Pp. xii, 203. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-277-6.


A. J. Todd, ed., Military Chaplaincy in Contention: Chaplains, Churches and the Morality of Conflict. Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2013. Pp. xiv, 183. Pb. £17.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-3158-9.


S. M. B. Wells, Learning to Dream Again: Rediscovering the Heart of God. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2013. Pp. xxii, 214. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-331-5.


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