Lending library

  • The lending library is a resource held by the Chaplaincy for all students and staff to access. It is not part of the Brookes Library.

    The library is temporarily stored in the Multifaith Chaplaincy office on the ground floor of the Buckley Building. You may borrow a book, or sit and read it with a cup of tea. You can find a list of our resources below, organised by faith, then by author.

    To search the list of books, press Ctrl+F to open your browser's "find" function, or use the following links.

    Pop into the Chaplaincy Room to borrow any book on the list. To donate or request a book, please email the Ecumenical Chaplain.

    Christianity: General
      A Guide to the Passion: 100 Questions About The Passion of the Christ
    Adam, David The Eye of the Eagle: Meditations on 'Be Thou My Vision
    Allen, John Rabble-Rouser for Peace: The authorised biography of Desmond Tutu
    Askew, Eddie A Silence and a Shouting
    Askew, Eddie Breaking the Rules
    Askew, Eddie Disguises of Love
    Askew, Eddie Many Voices, One Voice
    Askew, Eddie No Strange Land
    Barrington-Ward, Simon Why God?
    Barton, Stephen People of the Passion
    Boom, Corrie ten The Hiding Place
    Briggs, Richard Light to Live By: How to Interpret the Bible
    Brown, Shelagh and Reid, Gavin Brushing up on Believing
    Bruce, F.F. The Hard Sayings of Jesus
    Burke, David Struggling to Believe
    Cassidy, Sheila Why Suffering?
    Draper, Brian Searching 4 Faith
    Fraser, Giles Christianity with Attitude
    Gumbel, Nicky Challenging Lifestyle
    Gumbel, Nicky Questions of Life
    Gumbel, Nicky Searching Issues
    Hagger-Holt, Sarah and Rachel Living it Out: A survival guide for lesbian, gay and bisexual Christians and their friends, families and churches
    Hance, Stephen Beyond Confirmation
    Holloway, Richard Why Believe?
    Hughes, Gerard W. Oh God, Why?
    Hughes, Gerard W. God of Surprises
    Jones, James People of the Blessing
    Jones, Trevor Lifelines
    Larcombe, Jennifer Rees Beauty from Ashes
    Lee, Nicky and Sila The Marriage Book
    Lennon, Dennis The Wisdom of the Heart
    MacDonald, George Knowing the Heart of God
    McCulloch, Nigel Barriers to Belief
    McGrath, Alister Doubt in Perspective
    Miles, Sara Take This Bread: A radical conversion
    Nouwen, Henri Seeds of Hope
    Nouwen, Henri In the House of the Lord: The Journey From Fear to Love
    Nouwen, Henri The Return of the Prodigal Son
    Nouwen, Henri Seeds of Hope
    Oakley, Jack Soldiering with Saint Ignatius
    Parker, Russ Dream Stories
    Phillips, Anthony Entering Into the Mind of God
    Plass, Adrian The Unlocking
    Plass, Bridget The Apple of His Eye
    Prior, David Jesus and Power
    Brother Ramon The Flame of Sacred Love
    Saward, Michael Signed, Sealed, Delivered
    Scott, Ruth Casting Off: Finding Faith for Change
    Shattock, Geoff Wake Up to Work
    Silf, Margaret Companions of Christ
    Silf, Margaret Landmarks: An Ignatian Journey
    Silf, Margaret Soul Space
    Spriggs, David Connected Christianity
    Stead, Jackie Women of the Word
    Stephenson, Kenneth Abba Father
    Stourton, Edward In the Footsteps of St. Paul
    Wright, N. Tom Simply Christian
    Yohannan, K.P. Revolutions in World Mission
    Christianity: Christian Science
    Eddy, Mary Baker Science and Health (with key to the scriptures)
    Christianity: Prayer
    Gozier, André 15 Days of Prayer with Thomas Merton
    Graves, Peter Living and Praying the Lord's Prayer
    Grosch-Miller, Carla Psalms Redux: Poems and Prayer
    Hayes, Kate A Journey of the Heart: A Pilgrim's Guide to Prayer
    Knowles, Andrew Discovering Prayer
    Oliver, Stephen Why Pray?
    Pritchard, John How to Pray
    Reid, Ian Meditations from the Iona Community
    Silf, Margaret Taste and See: Adventuring into Prayer
    Vail, Anna The Rosary: A way into prayer
    Christianity: Bible Study
    Campbell, R.A The Story We Live By: A reader's guide to the New Testament
    Graystone, Peter 365 Ways to Make a Difference: Daily Bible readings with Christian Aid
    Harmer, Eric Build Your Own Bible Study
    Lewis, C.S. Reflections on the Psalms
    McKnight, Scot The Blue Parakeet: rethinking how you read the Bible
    Temple, William Readings in St. John's Gospel
    Wright, Tom Matthew for Everyone: Part 1
    Wright, Tom Matthew for Everyone: Part 2
    Wright, Tom Mark for Everyone
    Wright, Tom John for Everyone: Part 1
    Wright, Tom John for Everyone: Part 2
    Wright, Tom Paul for Everyone: 1 Corinthians
    Winter, David Old Words, New Life: Reflections on 40 key Old Testament words
    Winter, David The Espresso Bible: The Bible in sips
    Christianity: Bibles
      The Word Made Fresh: A unique version of the Bible
      NIV Handy Concordance
      The Bible: New International Version
    Gideons New Testament and Psalms
    We also have a range of Bibles in other languages.
    Quaker
    Durham, Geoffrey Being a Quaker: a guide for newcomers
    Faith and Belief
    Tippett, Krista Einstein's God: Questions About Science and the Human Spirit
    Islam
      Understanding Islam and the Muslims
    Dawood, N.J. (translator) The Koran
    Judaism
    Cohn-Sherbok A Concise Encyclopedia of Judaism
    Kushner, Lawrence Repairing the World: Introducing Jewish Spirituality
    Ethics / World Issues
    Bell, Olivia and Gready, Paul The No-Nonsense Guide to Human Rights
    Brazier, Chris The No-Nonsense Guide to World History
    Ellwood, Wayne The No-Nonsense Guide to Globalization
    Goddard, Andrew A Pocket Guide to Ethical Issues
    Godrej, Dinyar The No-Nonsense Guide to Climate Change
    Grant, Catharine The No-Nonsense Guide to Animal Rights
    Ravetz, Jerome The No-Nonsense Guide to Science
    Ransom, David The No-Nonsense Guide to Fair Trade
    Ware, Helen (ed.) The No-Nonsense Guide to Conflict and Peace