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  • Pre-order Suffering and Glory: The Church from the Apostles to Constantine - product image

    Pre-order now! Suffering and Glory: The Church from the Apostles to Constantine

    by Patrick Whitworth and Richard Chartres (foreword)

    Paperback/Hardback £19.99 £14.99 Special pre-order price!
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-89-9

    The story of the growth of the early Christian community. A rapid, detailed and accurate narrative, full of picturesque scenes drawn directly from contemporary witnesses to the rise of Christianity in the Roman world.

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  • God B.C.: God’s Grace in the Old Testament - product image

    God B.C.: God’s Grace in the Old Testament

    by Anthony Phillips

    Paperback £9.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-83-7

    A clear and profound introduction to the spiritual world of the Old Testament, enabling us to see how the whole Bible reveals the character of our humanity as well as that of God’s divinity.

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  • Alternative Collects: Prayers to a Disruptive & Compassionate God - product image

    Alternative Collects: Prayers to a Disruptive & Compassionate God

    by Graham Turner

    Paperback £8.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 9781910519806

    These radical prayers break the mould of the “collect” prayers that are so familiar to millions of Christians worldwide. They are the result of the author’s struggle with the blandness and predictability of so many of the church’s traditional prayers. Useful for both personal and liturgical devotion, these prayers will both challenge and nourish.

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  • Pre-order Suffering and Glory: The Church from the Apostles to Constantine - product image

    Pre-order now! Suffering and Glory: The Church from the Apostles to Constantine

    by Patrick Whitworth and Richard Chartres (foreword)

    Paperback/Hardback £19.99 £14.99 Special pre-order price!
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-89-9

    The story of the growth of the early Christian community. A rapid, detailed and accurate narrative, full of picturesque scenes drawn directly from contemporary witnesses to the rise of Christianity in the Roman world.

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  • The Old Rectory: The Story of the English Parsonage - product image

    The Old Rectory: The Story of the English Parsonage

    by Anthony Jennings and Clive Aslet (foreword)

    Hardback £34.99 £29.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-51-6

    A “humdinging page-turner of a book” (The Spectator) that will “give great pleasure” (Country Life). The Old Rectory examines the history of the English parsonage through the centuries, and their many and varied styles of architecture. Explore the lives of famous inhabitants and discover the scandals of neglect.

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  • A Brief History of End Time: Prophecy and Apocalypse, then and now - product image

    A Brief History of End Time: Prophecy and Apocalypse, then and now

    by Paula Clifford

    Paperback £12.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-37-0

    Why has the end of time exercised such strong fascination over the human imagination? In this entertaining and thorough exploration of end-time ideas and beliefs, Dr Paula Clifford reaches some thoughtful and surprising conclusions about the apocalypse and the end of the world.

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  • The Song of Hild - product image

    The Song of Hild

    by Vibeke Vasbo and Gaye Kynoch (translator) ★★★★★

    Paperback £12.99 £11.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-86-8

    Translated from the #1 Danish Bestseller, this is a gritty, powerful story about the prominent role women played in the spread of Christianity in seventh-century Britain. Be are drawn into a world of dark dealings, powerful patriarchy and religious wrangling...

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  • The Paradise Tree: Personal Prayer through Poetry - product image

    The Paradise Tree: Personal Prayer through Poetry

    by John Davey

    Paperback £9.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-64-6

    A beautiful devotional companion about the experience of God and giving expression to our inner spirituality. Creatively mixing poetry, prose and scripture, this book will challenge preconceptions about the nature of God, heaven, hell, intercessory prayer, and the relevance of human existence within the vastness of an unfathomable universe.

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  • Hope in Dark Places: Poems about Depression and the Christian - product image

    Hope in Dark Places: Poems about Depression and the Christian

    by David Grieve

    Paperback £7.99 £6.99
    ISBN: ISBN: 978-1-910519-67-7

    Raw and deeply moving poetry about living with depression as a Christian.

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Unmissable Authors at the Durham Book Festival

Sacristy Press and Durham Cathedral are hosting two events as part of the 2018 Durham Book Festival “fringe”. We have a real treat lined up for you at this year’s Durham Book Festival. Danish bestselling author Vibeke Vasbo and translator Gaye Kynoch will be talking about the gr…

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The Song of Hild: The Translator’s Viewpoint

GUEST BLOG: Translators of fiction have a tremendously difficult task, yet their hard work often gets ignored. Here, Gaye Kynoch reveals some of the challenges and joys of translating Vibeke Vasbo’s bestselling novel The Song of Hild from the original Danish. What a vibrant story Vibeke Vas…

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August Book of the Month: Secret Lives

Our August #BookOfTheMonth is a captivating tale of dark intrigue, a perfect read for a warm summer’s evening... Secret Lives by Barbara Greig. The Gharsias hold a secret which means they can never be safe. 1530: Hernando Gharsia flees Spain with Luis, the traumatised grandson he is …

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