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The Jurisdiction of the Armed Forces and Chaplaincy’s Anglican Library is a compilation of our Book of the Month recommendations, books and readings from the Anglican Tutorials and selections from our own White Horse Tavern, all perfectly suited towards ongoing Anglican Christian enrichment and formation for those who delve with devotion into their pages. Books are listed from most recent website post.

Aug 2016-Secular Age- Book of the Month



Posted August 2016
Taylor’s landmark book A Secular Age (2007) provides a monumental, incisive analysis of what it means to live in the post-Christian present — a pluralist world of competing beliefs and growing unbelief. Jamie Smith’s book is a compact field guide to Taylor’s insightful study of the secular, making that very significant but daunting work accessible to a wide array of readers.
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Hooker July 2016 Book of the Month



Posted July 2016
Arguably the closest counterpart in the English Reformation to Luther and Calvin. This new biography is the culmination of fifteen years of intensive research into Hooker’s life and thought. Read more




CS Lewis-Book of Month June 2016


Posted June 2016
The Complete C.S. Lewis Signature Classics contains seven essential volumes by C.S. Lewis, including Mere ChristianityThe Screwtape LettersThe Great DivorceThe Problem of PainMiracles, A Grief Observed and Lewis’s prophetic examination of universal values, The Abolition of Man. Beautiful and timeless, this is a vital collection by one of the greatest Christian literary figures of the twentieth century. Read more




May 2016- Book of the Month


Posted May 2016
Making accessible to a fresh generation what it means to define, sift, probe, and discuss the meaning of the Holy Communion, yet still hold on to that vital aspect of all Christian belonging and living-the mystery of Christ Himself. Read more





April Book of the Month-Apologist



Posted March 2016
A New Kind of Apologist, edited by Sean McDowell and with contributions from more than 20 leading apologists, is the go-to resource for effectively defending the Christian faith in our changing culture.  Read more




March 2016 Book of the Month



Posted February 2016
A wonderful exposition of Cranmer’s understanding of the Gospel….Read more







Posted February 2016

The stimulus for the writing of Life Together was the closing of the preacher’s seminary at Finkenwalde. The treatise contains Bonhoeffer’s thoughts about the nature of Christian community based on the common life that he and his seminarians experienced at the seminary and in the “Brother’s House” there. Bonhoeffer completed the writing of Life Together in 1938. Prayerbook of the Bible is a classic of Christian spirituality. Read more




Book of Month Jan 2016


Posted January 2016
Ten years after his death, Edwin Friedman’s insights into leadership are more urgently needed than ever. He was the first to tell us that all organizations have personalities, like families, and to apply the insights of family therapy to churches and synagogues, rectors and rabbis, politicians and teachers. Failure of Nerve is essential reading for all leaders, be they parents or presidents, corporate executives or educators, religious superiors or coaches, healers or generals, managers or clergy. Read more..




Steven Gerber Visions of Vocation
Posted December 2015
Is it possible to know the world and still love the world? Of all the questions we ask about our calling, this is the most difficult. From marriages to international relations, the more we know, the harder it is to love. We become cynics or stoics, protecting our hearts from the implications of what we know. Read more





Seeing God No text


Posted November 2015
This lively update of Edward’s classic “Treatise Concerning Religious Affections is an analysis of today’s spiritual life, with vivid illustrations. Read more..





Book of month 15



Posted October 2015
From the author of the acclaimed Simply Christian and Surprised by Hope comes a book that addresses the question that has plagued humans for centuries. What is our purpose? As Christians, what are we to do with that ambiguous time between baptism and the funeral? Wright dispels the common misconception that Christian living is nothing more than a checklist of do’s and don’ts…. Read more



Book of month 14


Posted September 2015
This six-session Bible study on the Acts of the Apostles prepares congregations for a new commitment to evangelism. Marshall examines the ministry of the first apostles and leads us to a new appreciation for Pentecost and the mission to which it calls us: to be witnesses to the good news of the gospel. Here is a book for those church groups and individuals who hear the call to evangelism, and who seek to take Bible study beyond introspection, out into the larger community. Read more




Book of month 13


Posted August 2015
Thomas Cranmer was the architect of the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. He was the Archbishop who guided England through the early Reformation, and Henry VIII through the minefields of divorce. Diarmaid MacCulloch traces Cranmer from his East-Midland roots to early Tudor Cambridge, into the household of the family of Anne Boleyn, and through the political labyrinth of the Henrican court.

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Book of Month 11



Posted July 2015
This book is a classic study of the religious changes that transformed England in the sixteenth century. Henry VIII officially brought the Protestant Reformation to England in the 1530s when he severed the English Church from the Papacy. But the seeds of the movement, according to A.G. Dickens, were planted much earlier. Read more




Book of Month 10



Posted June 2015
This intimately personal but basically Scriptural book has already enriched the prayers of thousands. It shows why Andrewes is remembered as one of the founders of Anglicanism. Lancelot Andrewes preached the funeral sermon of Elizabeth I and was chairman of the group responsible for the Authorized Version to the end of II Kings. Read more..



Book of month 9



Posted May 2015
This is the first comprehensive guide to the history and usage of the original Book of Common Prayer and its variations. Expert contributors from around the world and from every major denomination offer an unparalleled view of The Book of Common Prayer and its influence. Read more.



Book of the Month 8



Posted April 2015
A perfect book for Anglican study, Packer and Beckwith’s “The Thirty-nine Articles: Their Place and Use Today” is an important and practically unique work. Many of the earlier commentaries on the Articles are still excellent reference works, but without an understanding of the importance and place of the Articles in the 21st century ..Read more



Book of the month 7



Posted March 2015
How do those who follow Christ faithfully answer the standard talking points for same-sex marriage? And how can they best articulate the case for one-man, one-woman marriage in everyday conversation? Sean McDowell and John Stonestreet believe a thoughtful approach to God’s design for marriage is the answer to both questions. Read more



Tactics-May Book of Month



Posted February 2015
In a world increasingly indifferent to Christian truth, followers of Christ need to be equipped to communicate with those who do not speak their language or accept their source of authority. Gregory Koukl demonstrates how to get in the driver’s seat, keeping any conversation moving with thoughtful, artful diplomacy. Read more




Book of the month 2



Posted January 2015
Through historical review of outstanding church leaders, the author shows how the church is in decline today and what needs to be done to revive and strengthen it. Read more




Our Church small


Posted December 2014
Roger Scruton argues that the Anglican Church is the forlorn trustee of an architectural and artistic inheritance that remains one of the treasures of European civilization. He contends that it is a still point in the centre of English culture and that its defining texts. Read more




Book of Month 3



Posted November 2014
Like the words of the King James Bible and Shakespeare, the language of this prayer book has saturated English culture and letters. Here Alan Jacobs tells its story. Read more.




Book of Month 1



Posted October 2014
In Bad Religion Ross Douthat he offers a masterful and forceful account of how American Christianity has lost its way—and why it threatens to take American society with it. In a world populated by “pray and grow rich” gospels and Christian cults of self-esteem, he argues that America’s problem isn’t too much religion…Read more