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Oakwood Church Books is for those who are interested in books, theology, faith and talking.

Working with LCI, the Leeds Church Institute, we’re bringing opportunities to discuss books relating to specific issues, or of particular personal interest.

What happens… someone is passionate about a book; we hear from that individual about the book and conversation flows. Some have read the book and contribute, others engage with the ideas, others are inspired to go away and read it.

There is usually buy a copy of each book to be discussed, for the church library. Please feel free to browse and borrow from the bookshelves at the back of the Sanctuary.

You don’t have to read the book before coming along to a meeting.

We usually meet in the Sanctuary at Oakwood Church from 19.30 to 21.00 on the third Tuesday of each month. Please check the Oakwood Church Calendar before travelling.

Do you have a book that has made a difference to your faith – one that you would like to share? If so please:

ContactGeorge Bailey
Call0756 679 5204

Meeting Dates

Please check the Oakwood Church Newsletter for latest updates.

Books previously discussed include

Body by Paula Gooder

Arthur’s Call by Frances Young

Paradoxology by Krish Khandia

Quantum Theology by Diarmuid O’Murchu

Should we live forever? by Gilbert Meilaender

Primal Vision by John V. Taylor

Jesus for President Politics for Ordinary Radicals by Shane Claiborne and Chris Haw

Children in the Bible: A fresh approach by Anne Richards

Saving Jesus from the Church: How to Stop Worshiping Christ and Start Following Jesus by Robin R. Myers

Biblical Authority After Babel by Kevin J Vanhoozer

How Then Shall We Live by Samuel Wells

Free of Charge: Giving and Forgiving

in a Culture Stripped of Grace by Miroslav Volf

Demetia: Living in the Memories of God by John Swinton

Who Chose the Gospels? Probing the Great Gospel Conspiracy by Charles E Hill

The Heart’s Time: A Poem a Day for Lent and Easter by Janet Morley

The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce

PRAYER:Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God by Timothy J. Keller

Faith and Struggle on Smokey Mountain: Hope for a Planet in Peril by Benigno Beltran

Letters to a Young Muslim by Omar Saif Ghobash

Waiting for the Last Bus: Reflections on Life and Death by Richard Holloway

Children before God: Biblical Themes in the Works of John Calvin and Jonathan Edwards By John McNeill

Phoebe by Paula Gooder

God Has a Dream: A Vision of Hope for Our Time by Desmond Tutu

From Now On: A Lent Course on Hope and Redemption in The Greatest Showman By Rachel Mann

Pilgrimage. A Spiritual and Cultural Journey By Ian Bradley

God Can’t: How to believe in God and Love after Tragedy, Abuse and Other Evils By Thomas Jay Oord

Holy Habits By Andrew Roberts

Melmoth By Sarah Perry

The Beauty and the Horror By Richard Harries

The Jewish Journey: 4000 years in 22 objects By Rebecca Adams

The Calling of the Cuckoo By David Jenkins

Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition By Christine D. Pohl

The five people you meet in heaven By Mitch Albom

Healing Agony; Re-Imagining Forgiveness By Stephen Cherry

Conclave By Robert Harris

Saying Yes to Life by Ruth Valerio

Covenant and Calling: Towards a Theology of Same-Sex Relationships By Robert Song

The Practice of the Presence of God By Brother Lawrence

A reflection on love and healing in this time of coronavirus by Sue Richardson

The Theology of Pandemics by Sam Ben-Meir

Judas in Jerusalem By Joseph Lewis Hall (2018)

A Nazareth Manifesto: Being with God By Samuel Wells

The Fifth Mountain by Paul Coelho

Dear Paul by Bridget Plass

Like there is not tomorrow by Frances Ward

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

How to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You’re Going: Leading in a Liminal Season by Susan Beaumont (2019)

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