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The Routledge Companion to the Practice of Christian Theology
M. A. Higton and J. Fodor, eds.
Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2015.  Pp. xii, 450.  Hb.
£140.  ISBN 978-0-415-61736-9.

Review by Ann Loades, University of St Andrews

A Philosophy of Christian Materialism: Entangled Fidelities and the Public Good
C. R. Baker, T. A. James and J. Reader
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015.  Pp. x, 209.  Hb.
£60.  ISBN 978-1-4724-2732-8.

Review by Martyn Percy, University of Oxford

Radical Theology and Emerging Christianity: Deconstruction, Materialism and Religious Practice
K. S. Moody
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015.  Pp. xiv, 271.  Hb.
£65.  ISBN 978-1-4094-5591-2.

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

Writing Methods in Theological Reflection
H. Walton
London: SCM Press, 2014.  Pp. xxxiv, 199.  Pb.
ISBN 978-0-334-05185-5.     

Review by James Woodward, Sarum College, Salisbury

The Scandal of Sacramentality: The Eucharist in Literary and Theological Perspectives
B. Hancock
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2014.  Pp. xxviii, 203.  Pb.
£22.50.  ISBN 978-0-227-17454-8.

Review by Bridget Nichols, Ely

The Scandal of Evangelicals and Homosexuality: English Evangelical Texts, 1960-2010
M. R. Vasey-Saunders
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2015.  Pp. x, 248.  Hb.
£60.  ISBN 978-1-4724-5728-8.

Review by Simon J. Taylor, Derby Cathedral

How to Read the Bible (Without Switching Off Your Brain)
S. J. Taylor
London: SPCK, 2015.  Pp. xiv, 130.  Pb.
£9.99.  ISBN 978-0-281-07380-1.

Review by Adrian Thatcher, University of Exeter

Reconsidering Johannine Christianity: A Social Identity Approach
R. T. Hakola
New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2015.  Pp. xii, 175.  Hb.
£85.  ISBN 978-1-138-91023-2.

Review by Dorothy A. Lee, University of Divinity, Australia

Apostle Paul: A Polite Bribe
R. Orlando
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015.  Pp. xxiv, 174.  Pb.
£15.  ISBN 978-0-227-17510-1.

Review by Doug Chaplin, Diocese of Worcester

Nomadic Text: A Theory of Biblical Reception History
B. W. Breed
Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press, 2014.  Pp. xiv, 299.  Hb.
£39.  ISBN 978-0-253-01252-4.

Review by Hannah Strømmen, University of Chichester

Reading Scripture to Hear God: Kevin Vanhoozer and Henri de Lubac on God’s Use of Scripture in the Economy of Redemption
K. M. Storer
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2015.  Pp. xxiv, 161.  Pb.
£15.  ISBN 978-0-227-17531-6.

Review by Joseph S. Flipper, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

The Edinburgh Companion to the Bible and the Arts
S. Prickett, ed.
Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2014.  Pp. xxxii, 576.  Hb.
ISBN 978-0-7486-3933-5.

Review by Martin O’Kane, University of Wales, Trinity St David

Lectio Divina: From God’s Word to Our Lives
E. Bianchi, tr. C. Landau
London: SPCK, 2015.  Pp. xiv, 106.  Pb.
ISBN 978-0-281-07334-4.
Listening to God - Fuel for Ministry? An Examination of the Influence of Prayer and Meditation, Including the Use of Lectio Divina, in Christian Ministry
J. W. Draper
Alresford: Circle Books, 2016.  Pp. x, 69.  Pb.
£7.99.  ISBN 978-1-78535-448-9.

Review by Sarah Law, Open University

Using the Bible in Spiritual Direction
E. A. Hoare
London: SPCK, 2015.  Pp. xii, 156.  Pb.
£14.99.  ISBN 978-0-281-07220-0.

Review by Gordon Mursell, Kirkcudbright

Text Message: The Centrality of Scripture in Preaching
I. R. Stackhouse and O. D. Crisp, eds.
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014.  Pp. xxvi, 238.  Pb.
£17.50.  ISBN 978-0-7188-9351-4.

Review by David Heywood, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford

In Season and Out of Season: Crafting Sermons for All Occasions
D. J. C. Davies
London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2014.  Pp. xvi, 175.  Pb.
ISBN 978-1-84825-602-6.

Review by Rosalind Brown, Durham Cathedral

Preaching and the Personal
J. D. Howell, ed.
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2014.  Pp. xii, 158.  Pb.
£17.50.  ISBN 978-0-7188-9332-3.

Review by Susan Durber, Christian Aid, London

A Nazareth Manifesto: Being with God
S. M. B. Wells
Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2015.  Pp. viii, 328.  Pb.  £19.99.
ISBN 978-0-470-67326-3.

Review by Michael Brierley, Worcester Cathedral

Who Are We to Judge? Empathy and Discernment in a Critical Age
F. C. Dyer
London: SPCK, 2015. Pp. xii, 132.  Pb.
£9.99.  ISBN 978-0-281-07248-4.

Review by Lorraine Cavanagh, Abergavenny

Twentieth Century Christian Responses to Religious Pluralism: Difference is Everything
D. Pitman
Farnham and Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 2014.  Pp. x, 235.  Hb.
£60.  ISBN 978-1-4724-1090-0.

Review by Alan Race, Lee, London

Calling in Today’s World: Voices from Eight Faith Perspectives
K. A. Cahalan and D. J. Schuurman, eds.
Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2016.  Pp. xviii, 238.  Pb.
£16.99.  ISBN 978-0-8028-7367-5.

Review by Magdalen Smith, Diocese of Chester

In Praise of Mixed Religion: The Syncretism Solution in a Multifaith World
W. H. Harrison
Montreal, QC, and Kingston, ON: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014.  Pp. xvi, 262.  Hb.
£22.99.  ISBN 978-0-7735-4358-4.

Review by Paul Hedges, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore