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Routledge Handbook of Religion and Politics, 2nd edn.
J. Haynes, ed.
Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2016. Pp. xxiv, 395. Hb.
£150. ISBN 978-1-138-82699-1.

Review by Esther Reed, University of Exeter

Religion and Legal Pluralism
R. Sandberg, ed.
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xviii, 282. Hb.
£70. ISBN 978-1-4094-5584-4.

Review by Julian Rivers, University of Bristol

Religion, Politics and Nation-Building in Post-Communist Countries.
G. J. Simons and D. Westerlund, eds.
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xiv, 220. Hb.
£65. ISBN 978-1-4724-4969-6.

Review by Edwin Bacon, University of London

Theologies of Liberation in Palestine-Israel: Indigenous, Contextual, and Postcolonial Perspectives.
N. Masalha and L. Isherwood, eds.,
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014. Pp. xviii, 228. Pb.
£22.50. ISBN 978-0-7188-9361-3.

Review by Samuel McBratney, Queen’s Foundation, Birmingham

The Root of War is Fear: Thomas Merton’s Advice to Peacemakers.
J. H. Forest
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016. Pp. xiv, 223. Pb.
£17.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-197-3.

Review by Fiona Gardner, Bath

A Sociology of Prayer.
G. Giordan and L. Woodhead, eds.
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xiv, 239. Pb.
£19.99. ISBN 978-1-4094-5585-1.

Review by John Saxbee, Haverfordwest

Drinking from the Wells of New Creation: The Holy Spirit and the Imagination in Reconciliation.
K. L. Dearborn,
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015. Pp. x, 159. Pb.
£17.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17499-9.

Review by Lorraine Cavanagh, Abergavenny

Notes from a Wayward Son: A Miscellany, ed. A. D. Kinsey.
A. G. Walker,
Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2015. Pp. xviii, 322. Pb.
ISBN 978-1-62564-161-8.

Review by James Woodward, Sarum College, Salisbury

The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation.
R. Rohr,
London: SPCK, 2016. Pp. 220. Pb.
£9.99. ISBN 978-0-28-107815-8.

Review by Gordon Mursell, Kirkcudbright

Reimagining the Sacred: Richard Kearney Debates God.
R. M. Kearney and J. M. Zimmermann, eds.,
New York: Columbia University Press, 2016. Pp. x, 286. Pb.
£20. ISBN 978-0-231-16103-9.

Review by John Reader, Ironstone Benefice, William Temple Foundation and University of Worcester

Graced Life: The Writings of John Hughes.
M. J. Bullimore, ed.
London: SCM Press, 2016. Pp. xl, 198. Pb.
ISBN 978-0-334-05447-4.

Review by Michael Brierley, Worcester Cathedral

An Uncertain Certainty: Snapshots in a Journey from ‘Either-Or’ to ‘Both-And’ in Christian Ministry.
G. Buxton,
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2015. Pp. xviii, 235. Pb.
£18. ISBN 978-0-7188-9395-8.

Martin Camroux, Colchester

Simply Good News: Why the Gospel Is News and What Makes It Good.
N. T. Wright,
London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. x, 189. Pb.
ISBN 978-0-281-07303-0.

Review by Joshua Farris, Houston Baptist University, TX

Why Christian Faith Still Makes Sense: A Response to Contemporary Challenges.
C. S. Evans,
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2015. Pp. x, 145. Pb.
£12.99. ISBN 978-0-8010-9660-0.

Review by Robert Reiss, Camberwell, London

The Roots of Religion: Exploring the Cognitive Science of Religion.
R. H. Trigg and J. L. Barrett, eds.,
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. Pp. x, 232. Hb.
£60. ISBN 978-1-4724-2731-1.

Review by Michael Fuller, University of Edinburgh

The Wisdom of Near-Death Experiences: How Understanding NDEs Can Help Us Live More Fully.
P. L. Sartori,
Oxford: Watkins Publishing, 2014. Pp. xx, 236. Pb.
£10.99. ISBN 978-1-78028-565-8.

Review by Michael Marsh, University of Oxford

A Different Way: A Human Approach to the Divine.
R. Payne,
Alresford: Christian Alternative Books, 2015. Pp. viii, 374. Pb.
£17.99. ISBN 978-1-78279-878-1.

Review by Jonathan Clatworthy, Liverpool

What Makes Churches Grow? Vision and Practice in Effective Mission.
R. W. Jackson,
London: Church House Publishing, 2015. Pp. xvi, 299. Pb.
ISBN 978-0-7151-4474-9.

Review by David Voas, University College, London

Towards a Theology of Church Growth.
D. J. Goodhew, ed.,
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015. Pp. xii, 248. Pb.
£19.99. ISBN 978-1-4724-1400-7.

Review by John Fitzmaurice, Diocese of Worcester

Northern Gospel, Northern Church: Reflections on Identity and Mission.
G. T. Wakefield and N. J. Rooms, eds.,
Durham: Sacristy Press, 2016. Pp. xii, 226. Pb.
ISBN 978-1-910519-19-6.

Review by Ian Bradley, University of St Andrews

Multi-Congregation Ministry: Theology and Practice in a Changing Church.
M. L. Grundy,
London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2015. Pp. x, 165. Pb.
ISBN 978-1-84825-791-7.

Review by Mandy Robbins, Glyndŵr University

Embracing the Passion: Christian Youth Work and Politics.
N. Pimlott,
London: SCM Press, 2015. Pp. x, 208. Pb.
ISBN 978-0-334-05311-8.

Review by Sarah Dunlop, Cranmer Hall, St John’s College, Durham

Listening for God’s Call: Discipleship and Ministry.
S. H. Jones,
London: SCM Press, 2014. Pp. viii, 116. Pb.
ISBN 978-0-334-04412-3.

Review by Magdalen Smith, Diocese of Chester