from Modern Believing Vol 60:2

C. E. Keller, Political Theology of the Earth: Our Planetary Emergency and the Struggle for a New Public.
New York and Chichester: Columbia University Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 229. Pb. £17.99. ISBN 978-0-231-18991-0.

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

J. Thacker, Global Poverty: A Theological Guide.
London: SCM Press, 2017. Pp. viii, 277. Pb. £25. ISBN 978-0-334-05515-0.

Review by Richard Higginson, Cambridge

J. W.-B. Lin, The Nature of Environmental Stewardship: Understanding Creation Care Solutions to Environmental Problems.
Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2016. Pp. xviii, 307. Pb. £24.95. ISBN 978-0-7188-9467-2

Review by Jennifer Brown, Ripon College Cuddesdon, Oxford

M. E. Tucker and J. A. Grim, eds., Living Cosmology: Christian Responses to Journey of the Universe.
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2016. Pp. xiv, 338. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-178-2.

C. R. Bell and R. S. White, eds., Creation Care and the Gospel: Reconsidering the Mission of the Church.
Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, 2016. Pp. xii, 353. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-1-61970-725-2.

Review by Frances Ward, Workington, Cumbria

D. O’Murchu, Incarnation: A New Evolutionary Threshold.
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. viii, 240. Pb. £20.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-235-2.

T. E. Hosinski, The Image of the Unseen God: Catholicity, Science, and Our Evolving Understanding of God.
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2017. Pp. xviii, 206. Pb. £22.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-259-8.

Review by Catherine Wright, Wingate University, NC

A. A. Buckareff and Y. Nagasawa, eds., Alternative Concepts of God: Essays on the Metaphysics of the Divine.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. x, 299. Hb. £58. ISBN 978-0-19-872225-0.

Review by Michael Brierley, Worcester Cathedral

M. G. Karris, Divine Echoes: Reconciling Prayer with the Uncontrolling Love of God.
Orange, CA: Quoir, 2018. Pp. 259. Pb. ISBN 978-1-938480-25-6.

Review by John Saxbee, Haverfordwest

P. Ward, Introducing Practical Theology: Mission, Ministry, and the Life of the Church.
Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2017. Pp. iv, 188. Pb. $21.99. ISBN 978-0-8010-9819-2.

Review by James Woodward, Sarum College, Salisbury, and University of Winchester

G. C. Meilaender, Not by Nature but by Grace: Forming Families through Adoption.
Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2016. Pp. viii, 128. Hb. $25. ISBN 978-0-268-10068-1.

K. Nikondeha, Adopted: The Sacrament of Belonging in a Fractured World.
Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2017. Pp. xii, 185. Pb. £13.99. ISBN 978-0-8028-7425-2.

J. Swinton and B. R. Brock, eds., A Graceful Embrace: Theological Reflections on Adopting Children, Theology in Practice 4.
Leiden: Brill, 2018. Pp. xvi, 248. Pb. ISBN 978-90-04-35289-6.

Review by John Inge, Diocese of Worcester

J. N. Goh, Living Out Sexuality and Faith: Body Admissions of Malaysian Gay and Bisexual Men.
Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2018. Pp. xiv, 191. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-138-30544-1.

Review by Susannah Cornwall, University of Exeter

D. T. Ngong, ed., A New History of African Christian Thought: From Cape to Cairo.
New York and Abingdon: Routledge, 2017. Pp. xii, 225. Pb. £26.99. ISBN 978-0-415-85756-7.

Review by Adriaan van Klinken, University of Leeds

J. J. McInerney, The Greatness of Humility: St Augustine on Moral Excellence.
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2017. Pp. xvi, 197. Pb. £17.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17600-9.

Review by Rowena Pailing, Blackburn Cathedral

J. S. Ramirez, Julian of Norwich: A Very Brief History.
London: SPCK, 2016. Pp. xiv, 97. Hb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07737-3.

R. G. Fruehwirth, The Drawing of This Love.
London: Canterbury Press, 2016. Pp. xvi, 159. Pb. ISBN 978-1-84825-836-5.

Review by Emma Pennington, Canterbury Cathedral

B. A. Cummings, The Book of Common Prayer: A Very Short Introduction.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xviii, 139. Pb. £7.99. ISBN 978-0-19-880392-8.

Review by Bridget Nichols, Church of Ireland Theological Institute, Dublin

D. M. Greenwood, Art and Spiritual Experience: Exploring the Romantic Period.
Leominster: Gracewing, 2018. Pp. xvi, 246. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-85244-925-7.

Review by Richard Harries, King's College, London

D. I. Kertzer, The Pope Who Would Be King: The Exile of Pius IX and the Emergence of Modern Europe.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xxx, 474. Hb. £25. ISBN 978-0-19-882749-8.

Review by Kristin Colberg, College of St Benedict / St John’s University, MN

S. Brewitt-Taylor, Christian Radicalism in the Church of England and the Invention of the British Sixties, 1957–1970: The Hope of a World Transformed.
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xiv, 272. Hb. £65. ISBN 978-0-19-882700-9.

Review by Hugh McLeod, University of Birmingham

T. E. Dowley, Christian Music: A Global History, 2nd edn.
London: SPCK, 2018. Pp. viii, 328. Pb. £14.99. ISBN 978-0-281-07926-1.

Review by June Boyce-Tillman, University of Winchester

J. B. Boyce-Tillman, Freedom Song: Faith, Abuse, Music and Spirituality: A Lived Experience of Celebration.
Oxford: Peter Lang, 2018. Pp. xxiv, 528. Pb. £50. ISBN 978-1-78874-219-1.

K. S. Hendricks and J. B. Boyce-Tillman, eds., Queering Freedom: Music, Identity, and Spirituality.
Oxford: Peter Lang, 2018. Pp. xx, 374. Pb. £44. ISBN 978-1-78874-508-6.

Review by Ian Bradley, University of St Andrews

B. A. Harvey, Taking Hold of the Real: Dietrich Bonhoeffer and the Profound Worldliness of Christianity.
Cambridge: James Clarke and Co., 2016. Pp. xii, 342. Pb. £21.50. ISBN 978-0-227-17597-2.

Review by Claire Hein Blanton, University of Aberdeen

R. Rohr, Essential Teachings on Love, ed. J. Chase and J. Traeger.
Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2018. Pp. xxii, 263. Pb. £17.99. ISBN 978-1-62698-269-7.

Review by Gordon Mursell, Kirkcudbright