Do I have to go to church? Can I trust the Bible?
Silver Lining Books, 2022 (ISBN: 9780955005343, 186pp, £4.50)
This book, the amalgamation of two long booklets, offers trenchant opinion and honest personal testimony. Pennant was ordained and has served in the Church of England, but in an account which is happily semi-autobiographical, he charts his deep anxieties about the current nature of western Christianity. Many readers will come to the book with slightly broader perspectives on key issues such as the nature of a true church, but will find a sincere challenge in these pages, which offer salient pause for consideration.
Edward Keene, Little Shelford