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.


 W. J. Abraham, Methodism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. Pp. xviii, 143. Pb. £8.99. ISBN 978-0-19-880231-0.


M. Accad, Sacred Misinterpretation: Reaching across the Christian-Muslim Divide. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019. Pp. xxx, 366. Pb. $38. ISBN 978-0-8028-7414-6.


J. P. R. Blakely, The Persuasion of Love: Is There a Theological Theory of Everything? Alresford: Circle Books, 2019. Pp. x, 125. Pb. £10.99. ISBN 978-1-78904-000-5.


P. C. Borgman and K. J. Clark, Written to Be Heard: Recovering the Messages of the Gospels. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019. Pp. xiv, 375. Pb. $30. ISBN 978-0-8028-7704-8.


F. G. Bosman, Gaming and the Divine: A New Systematic Theology of Video Games. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xii, 265. Hb. ISBN 978-1-138-57956-9.


T. L. Carson, ed., Neither Here nor There: The Many Voices of Liminality. Cambridge: Lutterworth Press, 2019. Pp. xxiv, 244. Pb. ISBN 978-0-7188-9543-3.


M. D. Chapman and D. Janes, eds., New Approaches in History and Theology to Same-Sex Love and Desire. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Pp. xiv, 270. Hb. ISBN 978-3-319-70210-0.


K. J. Clark, God and the Brain: The Rationality of Belief. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019. Pp. xviii, 222. Pb. $25. ISBN 978-0-8028-7691-1.


C. E. Deane-Drummond and R. G. Artinian-Kaiser, eds., Theology and Ecology across the Disciplines: On Care for Our Common Home. London and New York: T. and T. Clark, 2018. Pp. xii, 261. Hb. £95. ISBN 978-0-567-67273-5.


C. D. Field, British Religion and the World Wars: A Subject Bibliography of Modern Literature. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2019. Pp. viii, 159. Hb. £58.99. ISBN 978-1-5275-3349-3.


J. J. Fitzgerald and A. J. Moyse, eds., Treating the Body in Medicine and Religion: Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Perspectives. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xvi, 247. Hb. £115. ISBN 978-1-138-48485-6.


D. G. Ford, J. L. Mann and P. M. Phillips, The Bible and Digital Millennials. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xii, 126. Hb. ISBN 978-1-138-35068-7.


J. L. González, Knowing Our Faith: A Guide for Believers, Seekers, and Christian Communities. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019. Pp. xiv, 156. Pb. ISBN 978-0-8028-7706-2.


C. T. Goto, Taking on Practical Theology: The Idolization of Context and the Hope of Community, Theology in Practice 6. Leiden: Brill, 2018. Pp. xx, 289. Pb. ISBN 978-90-04-34988-9.


M. W. Hamilton, Jesus, King of Strangers: What the Bible Really Says about Immigration. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2019. Pp. xii, 171. Pb. $20. ISBN 978-0-8028-7662-1.


B. G. Hankins, Woodrow Wilson: Ruling Elder, Spiritual President. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016. Pp. xii, 235. Pb. ISBN 978-0-19-882228-8.


R. E. Harper and A. T. L. Wilson, To Heal and Not to Hurt: A Fresh Approach to Safeguarding in Church. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2019. Pp. 223. Pb. ISBN 978-0-232-53394-1.


J. G. Hunter, The Beginning of Tomorrow: Call to the North: Churches Working Together in Mission. Durham: Sacristy Press, 2019. Pp. x, 272. Pb. ISBN 978-1-78959-029-6.


J. A. Huxley, ed., Generation Y, Spirituality and Social Change. London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019. Pp. 284. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-78592-305-0.


M. Kahlos, H. J. Koskinen and R. A. Palmén, eds., Recognition and Religion: Contemporary and Historical Perspectives. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. x, 299. Hb. ISBN 978-0-367-13359-7.


H. Kasimow and A. Race, eds., Pope Francis and Interreligious Dialogue: Religious Thinkers Engage with Recent Papal Initiatives. Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018. Pp. xxviii, 348. Hb. $139.99. ISBN 978-3-319-96094-4.


M. Knowles, The Meeting that Changed the World: The Council of Jerusalem, AD 49. Durham: Sacristy Press, 2019. Pp. viii, 359. Pb. ISBN 978-1-78959-026-5.


D. C. J. Lacorne, The Limits of Tolerance: Enlightenment Values and Religious Fanaticism, tr. C. J. Delogu and R. Emlein. New York and Chichester: Columbia University Press, 2019. Pp. xiv, 280. Hb. £27. ISBN 978-0-231-18714-5.


T. Larsen, John Stuart Mill: A Secular Life. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xii, 242. Hb. ISBN 978-0-19-875315-5.


C. Lynch, Ecclesial Leadership as Friendship. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xviii, 258. Hb. £115. ISBN 978-0-367-02893-0.


E. J. Mason, Christina Rossetti: Poetry, Ecology, Faith. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018. Pp. xvi, 212. Hb. ISBN 978-0-19-872369-1.


E. J. Newell, The Sacramental Sea: A Spiritual Voyage through Christian History. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2019. Pp. xii, 173. Pb. ISBN 978-0-232-53396-5.


D. M. F. Newman, Growing Up into the Children of God: Exploring the Paradoxes of Christian Maturity. Durham: Sacristy Press, 2019. Pp. vi, 143. Pb. ISBN 978-1-78959-020-3.


L. R. Oakley and J. Humphreys, Escaping the Maze of Spiritual Abuse: Creating Healthy Christian Cultures. London: SPCK, 2019. Pp. xxvi, 180. Pb. £10.99. ISBN 978-0-281-08131-8.


K. M. O’Donnell, Broken Bodies: The Eucharist, Mary and the Body in Trauma Theology. London: SCM Press, 2019. Pp. x, 224. Pb. £30. ISBN 978-0-334-05837-3.


M. M. O’Keefe, American Catholic Bishops and the Politics of Scandal: Rhetoric of Authority. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. viii, 177. Hb. ISBN 978-0-367-02955-5.


J. E. Portmann, Celebrity Morals and the Loss of Religious Authority. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xvi, 168. Hb. ISBN 978-0-367-22138-6.


A. M. Priddis, Forgiveness: A Practical and Pastoral Companion. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2019. Pp. vi, 130. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-78622-138-4.


R. M. Pryce, Poetry, Practical Theology and Reflective Practice. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xviii, 196. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-4724-8425-3.


M. W. Scarlata, Sabbath Rest: The Beauty of God’s Rhythm for a Digital Age. London: SCM Press, 2019. Pp. xii, 128. Pb. £12.99. ISBN 978-0-334-05806-9.


A. J. Takken, Churches, Chaplains and the Great War. Abingdon and New York: Routledge, 2019. Pp. xx, 270. Hb. £105. ISBN 978-1-138-30803-9.


B. B. Taylor, Holy Envy: Finding God in the Faith of Others. London: Canterbury Press Norwich, 2019. Pp. xii, 238. Hb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-78622-079-0.


D. R. Tomlinson, Leading a Church to Maturity in Love: A Theological and Practical Guide to Church Leadership. Durham: Sacristy Press, 2019. Pp. xiv, 224. Pb. ISBN 978-1-78959-023-4.


F. E. F. Ward, Full of Character: A Christian Approach to Education for the Digital Age. London and Philadelphia, PA: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2019. Pp. 262. Pb. £16.99. ISBN 978-1-78592-339-5.


P. J. Whitworth, Gospel of Fulfilment: Exploring the Gospel of Matthew. Durham: Sacristy Press, 2019. Pp. viii, 173. Pb. £9.99. ISBN 978-1-78959-044-9.


T. K. Wilson, Hospitality, Service, Proclamation: Interfaith Engagement as Christian Discipleship. London: SCM Press, 2019. Pp. viii, 176. Pb. £19.99. ISBN 978-0-334-05799-4.