The Inclusive Church Resource book series is designed for groups to use to gain a greater understanding of the 6 Social Issues we focus on. Each book has an introduction, theological reflection, stories from lived experience and a practical resource section.
There are 6 books in the series:
Disability by John Hull
Mental Health by Jean Vanier and John Swinton.
Sexuality by Susannah Cornwall
Poverty by Susan Durber
Ethnicity by Michael Jagessar
Gender by Rosemary Lain Priestley.
This is a really exciting project for Inclusive Church and we are proud to be working in partnership with Darton Longman and Todd.
A comment in from someone who has read the first 2 books:
"Have just received the first books, and dived into one of them. They are excellent, and all churches should have them for the clergy, and PCC."
Books can be ordered from the publishers; alternatively, download an order form here.
‘I very much like the idea that the church’s function is not so much about curing as instead about focusing on healing’ - Sue Atkinson - Church Times
‘Seeks to educate, reflect theologically, and to provide practical advice and guidance. This it does rather magnificently’ - Rachel Mann - Church Times
‘The challenge (in this book) is for us to turn our churches into places where everyone is accepted, and that everyone can gain access to’ - Church Times
‘An excellent book. It would be great to find it on sale at the back of every church in the country’ - Robin Gill - Church Times
‘A clear and very useful exposition of what it would mean to be a Church of the Poor’ - Peter Selby - Church Times
'This little book provides good place to start (discussing ethnicity and the Church)’ - Nick Spencer - Church Times