Summer reading from Sacristy Press

Added about a year ago by Sacristy Press

Jetting off to even sunnier climes in the summer holidays? Don't forget to pack our new releases and some of our old favourites. (No room in the suitcase? Most of our titles are available on a range of e-book platforms!)

Recent Releases

The Song of Hild

by Vibeke Vasbo (translated from the Danish by Gaye Kynoch)

Abbess Hild of Whitby was an extraordinary woman living in extraordinary times. In this exquisite translation of the Danish bestselling novel Hildas sang, we are drawn into a world of dark dealings, powerful patriarchy and religious wrangling.

This is a gritty, powerful story about the prominent role women played in the spread of Christianity in seventh-century Britain.

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

by Anthony Phillips

This book is a clear and profound introduction to the spiritual world of the Old Testament, providing a highly readable introduction to the nature of the God whom Jesus called “Father”. It charts the relationship between God and God’s people Before Christ, and how that relationship informs our understanding of grace.

The Old Rectory: The Story of the English Parsonage

by Anthony Jennings

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.

Fabulous Fiction!

A Similar Devotion

by Susan Bell

Two women struggle against tragedy in this dual romantic narrative that spans across time. Set between the Jacobite Rebellion of 1715 and the modern age, this novel shows that love can overcome all obstacles.

The Summer of '39

by David Lowther

Britain is under attack on two fronts. The IRA is mounting a bombing campaign on the mainland, and agents of the German Secret Service are collecting vital information to help them if war breaks out.

This book is a tale of spies, terrorists and blossoming young love—an epic adventure set in the final months of peace before WWII.

Two Families at War

by David Lowther

London, 1940. The Blitz. Having fled Nazi Germany, the Gerbers are forced to make a new life in Britain and soon come to clash with the criminals that flourished during the Second World War.

Secret Lives

by Barbara Greig

From Spain to England, this thrilling tale tells the story of religious persecution, love, and betrayal in sixteenth-century Europe. After fleeing Spain as a child, how will Luis Gharsia survive in this tumultuous time?

Old Favourites

Follow Me: Living the Sayings of Jesus

by Ian Black

Do you struggle to follow the teachings of Jesus as found in the Gospels? In this thought-provoking and accessible book, Ian Black examines eight directions about life by Jesus and applies them to the challenges of modern-day living. For anyone who wants to see the links between what Jesus said and how we live today, this book is a perfect guide either for an individual or a group

A Brief History of End Time

by Paula Clifford

Is it the apocalypse yet? In this fascinating book, Paula Clifford examines end-time beliefs and ideas with an eye towards the fears of the modern age and the destiny of our world.

Christ in a Choppie Box

by Michael Sadgrove, Justin Welby (foreword), and Carol Harrison (editor)

Michael Sadgrove retired as Dean of Durham Cathedral in September 2015. After arriving in Durham in 2003 he preached many well-crafted sermons on a wide variety of topics, from the Iraq invasions to “digital lambs”. This volume contains an edited collection of some of his finest and most thought-provoking sermons from his time in Durham.

The Evil that Men Do

by Marcus Paul

In this thoughtful book, the worst periods of Church history are examined frankly and critically in order to expand our understanding of what it means to be a Christian in the modern age.


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