Roger Bootle, The Trouble with Markets: Saving Capitalism from Itself, Nicholas Brealey Publishing, ISBN 978-1-85788-537-8, £18.00.
The credit crisis of 2008 continues to shape the economic and political landscape in Britain and around the world. This means that anyone who wants to understand or comment on political and economic affairs needs to understand the nature and causes of the credit crisis and the new book on the subject by the respected economist Roger Bootle provides what the Financial Times has called ‘an excellent potted explanation for the general reader.’ Bootle argues that what took place last year raises questions about the size and fragility of the financial sector of the economy, about a financial culture addicted to excessive risk taking and about the failure of the market to adequately regulate levels of remuneration in the banking industry. He also makes a number of practical suggestions about the actions that need to be taken around the globe in order to bring about a return to full employment and economic stability. Recommended reading for Christians wanting to make an informed contribution to the current political and economic debate.
Peter Dixon, Peacemakers, IVP, ISBN 978-1-84474-402-2, £8.99.
Scott W Hahn, Covenant and Communion – The Biblical Theology of Pope Benedict XVI, DLT, ISBN 978-0-23252-775-9, £14.95.
Marijke Hoek and Justin Thacker (eds.), Micah’s Challenge: The Church’s Responsibility to the Global Poor, Paternoster, ISBN 978-1-84227-606-8, £ 9.99.
Denise Inge, Wanting Like a God: Desire and Freedom in the Works of Thomas Traherne, SCM, ISBN 978-0-33404-147-4, £35.00.
Walter Kasper, Harvesting the Fruits: Basic Aspects of Christian Faith in Ecumenical Dialogue, Continuum, ISBN 978-1-44116-272-4, £9.99.
Mark Noll, The New Shape of World Christianity: How American Experience Reflects Global Faith, IVP, ISBN 978-0-8308-2847-0, £15.68.