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Book Blog : Changing Attitude Books

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Review: The Risen Dust by Rachel Mann


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This Lent churches will need study group resources that spark discussion and prompt thought. The Risen Dust by Rachel Mann (Wild Goose, 2013) fits the bill very nicely. There are over 70 stories and poems in this little book; including monologues based on Christ’s passion, poems about the Stations of the Cross, and tales of […]


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Review: A Little Gay History


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A Little Gay History by R.B. Parkinson with contributions from Kate Smith and Max Carocci Pictorial survey is short, bittersweet and very entertaining Human history is a whirlwind kaleidoscope of personality and activity. This delightful and well presented little book is almost equally as colourful. Structured around pictures and accounts of artefacts in the British […]


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Love Lost in Translation: a short review


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A review of Love Lost in Translation by Anglican priest the Revd Stephen Barton, who has worked in theological education in Bangladesh, and in pastoral roles there and in the UK. The Church worldwide is being led to examine its theology in respect of homosexuality. This book is a most valuable aid to this process […]


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Dazzling Darkness by Rachel Mann


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We’ve just had a heads up about Rachel Mann’s new book Dazzling Darkness out on October 29th.  Here’s a bit more about it from Manchester Cathedral’s website:   Dazzling Darkness is a true story about searching for one’s authentic self in the company of the Living God. Rachel Mann has died many ‘deaths’ in the […]


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New additions for October: The Transcended Christian and Unapologetic


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We’ve just added a couple more new books to the site.  One’s Helminiak’s ‘The Transcended Christian’ — or what to do when you know more about your faith than your priest, and are tired of the particular issues that Christianity tends to get stuck on.  (This has been out for a while, and he’s also […]


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Hear Jeffrey John speak in Brighton on October 25th


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A reminder that Dr Jeffrey John’s book Permanent, Faithful, Stable is out in a new edition for 2012 – with an introduction by Canon Mark Oakley and and an afterword about the politics of gay marriage in the church. If you would like to hear more of Dr John’s thought, we also recommend his 2002 […]

Speaking with many voices: God and sexuality

Changing Attitude supporter Bar Nash Williams has been choosing some books for her Resources Centre.  See her choices for children here.  Here she reflects on making good choices for adults and explains her top ten, most of which are available through our bookshop. Introduction I have been delving into our Resources Centre’s wide and ever-growing […]


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Children’s books


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We have just added some children’s books to our bookshop, most suggested by Changing Attitude supporter, Bar Nash Williams.  She says: ‘The range of material available for young children is more univocal, in that the urge not to hurt or discriminate against minorities has led to a burgeoning of positive stories about alternative family structures […]


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The Great Emergence


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The time of global, spiritual, economic and cultural change that we are now living through has been described as ‘great emergence’. We look at some of the books that discuss this phenomenon, and explore why they are particularly relevant to LGB&T people.


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Get your highly effective paper armour here…


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We are really pleased to have finished transferring our bookshop from our old website. We’ve added new titles, and made it easier to browse by themes as well – whether your interest is theology, church politics or biblical scholarship — or if you just want to be inspired by other people’s life stories or find moral support in our section on combating religion-based homophobia.