This is a rather belated mention for Nicola David’s Grove booklet ‘Publicity and the Local Church‘, which uses my ‘The problem with the church‘ cartoon on its cover. I haven’t seen the book yet – I’ll take a look next time I’m in Church House Bookshop, who do, it must be said, have a very good selection of Grove booklets. Anyway, well done to Nicola, who reads this site and would comment more if it were not for the fact that my site mysteriously eats her comments.
The thing I like about Grove booklets is that they are short and to the point and cost about three pounds. It means that you can afford to investigate a subject without a huge amount of investment and getting approval from the PCC. Interestingly I note that one of the other new titles is about Online church, based on experiences gained through the St Pixels project.
On a semi-unrelated subject I was really very surprised to see at the weekend that the big Waterstones in Piccadilly still has ample copies of the Dave Walker Guide to the Church on prominent display in both the ‘Waterstones Recommends’ section and the Humour section. Quite remarkable.
Please note: I wasn’t especially looking for it – I just happened to glance my head to the left slightly when passing the shelf where it had previously been. It must be emphasised that I really do not spend my weekends travelling the country attempting to spot copies of my book in various bookshops.
[Disclosure*: Church House Bookshop is part of Hymns Ancient and Modern Limited, who pay me to do drawings.]
*I’m going to try to write one of these when I recommend something that might, directly or indirectly bring me financial benefit. I’ve read elsewhere that it’s something I should perhaps do.