Book Study Groups
An autumn Book Study group is presently being planned, in the interim look out for the Dean’s Contemporary Book of the Month recommendation:
The Dean’s Contemporary Book of the Month: January 2020
A Future that’s Bigger than the Past? Sam Wells
Canterbury Press, 2019, £14.99
The Church is presently very anxious about its future. There is a lot of very cheery and cheer-raising talk – but it masks a lot of anxiety about the future of an ancient tradition. Sam Wells, wisely and warmly, cuts through the over-cheerfulness, and also bids us set aside our anxieties. He encourages us to see things in a new way. The church is in fact free of many of the constraints and ties of the past. And there is the chance to express faith and faithfulness afresh. What kind of church do we want to be?
This is a book full of wisdom and calm questions. It is a tonic. I recommend it very highly.
John Davies, Dean of Wells
Previous Book Study Groups:
With Professor David Thomas, Canon Theologian.
Religion is no good and should be abolished. This is a constant refrain among some critics of religion. Rupert Shortt, Religion editor of the Times Literary Supplement, examines it in Does Religion do more Harm than Good? (SPCK, May 2019), a mere three chapters covering 76 pages.