A growing archive of my published book reviews is here

Finding the Treasure: Good News From The Estates, Edited by Al Barrett Published by SPCK
review is in an appendix to this blog

Jesus and Jellied Eels - Laurie Green's autobiography

Mez McConnell, The Least, the Last, and the Lost: Understanding Poverty in the UK & The Responsibility of the Local Church 
Published by Evangelical Press 2021 ISBN 978-178397-328-6 https://williamtemplefoundation.org.uk/the-least-the-last-and-the-lost/

Review of ‘The Future of Brexit Britain edited by Jonathan Chaplin and Andrew Bradstock


Evangelicals: Who They Have Been, Are Now, and Could Be
edited by Mark A. Noll, David W. Bebbington, and George M. Marsden, Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2019, 336 pp., US$28.99 (pb), ISBN 978–0–8028–7695–9
Pages 590-592 | Published online: 14 Dec 2020

Review of ‘Race, Space and Multiculturalism in Northern England’ by Shamim Miah, Pete Sanderson and Paul Thomas

6 Nov 2020


Review of ‘Christian hospitality and Muslim immigration in an age of fear’ by Matthew Kaemingk published  on the William Temple Foundation Blog (4/9/20)


Review of ‘Reimagining Mission from Urban Places’ by Anna Ruddick. is here


Review of Martin Robinson’s recent book ‘The Place of the Parish’


Greg Smith (2020) Theologising Brexit: A Liberationist and Postcolonial Critique, Journal of Contemporary Religion, 35:2, 373-375, DOI: 10.1080/13537903.2020.1765496

review of Reddie, Anthony G. Theologising Brexit: . pdf here

My book review on The figure of the child in contemporary evangelicalism by Anna Strhan, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2019, 232 pp., £55 (hardback), ISBN 9780198789611

Journal of Beliefs & Values, 41:2, 242-245, DOI: 10.1080/13617672.2020.1740461

accessible from here https://btcloud.bt.com/web/app/share/invite/gZq4rPXPnr

Smith G. The Subversive Evangelical: The Ironic Charisma of an Irreligious Megachurch: by Peter J. Schuurman, Montreal, Quebec & Kingston, Ontario: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2019, Advancing Studies in Religion 6, 358 pp.

reviewed in Journal of Contemporary religion here



Castle, Jeremiah J. , . Rock of Ages: Subcultural Religious Identity and PublicOpinion among Young Evangelicals., Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 2019


My review on The Routledge Research Companion to The History of Evangelicalism for Journal of Contemporary Religion.

Book Review -The End of Evangelicalism

Book Review : David E. Fitch. The End of Evangelicalism: Discerning a New Faithfulness for Mission. Eugene, or: Cascade, 2011. Pp. xxvi + 226. $28.00. isbn 978-1-60608-648-1.

Also his more popular book
David E. Fitch’s The Church of Us vs. Them

 A Church for the Poor: Transforming the church to reach the poor in Britain today

By Martin Charlesworth and Natalie Williams : Published by David C Cook £8.99 from https://www.eden.co.uk/shop/a-church-for-the-poor-4523056.html

also their earlier book


Hunger Pains: Life inside Foodbank Britain

By Kayleigh Garthwaite
Policy Press, 176pp, £14.99 and £9.99

God in Public: How the Bible Speaks Truth to Power Today

by Tom Wright, 21 Apr 2016, Paperback
ISBN-13 9780281074235 Publisher SPCK Publishing  Pages 208

Northern Gospel, Northern Church: Reflections on Identity and Mission -A book review by Greg Smith

ISBN-13 9781910519196            Format Paperback
Publisher Sacristy Press
Publication date 1 Mar 2016
Pages 240
Edited by
Foreword by John Sentamu

Discourses on Religious Diversity; Explorations in an Urban Ecology 

  • by Martin D. Stringer - Ashgate 2013 
    ISBN: 978-1-4724-1175-4

Between a Rock and a Hard Place; Public Theology in a Post-secular Age
Author(s): Elaine Graham

ISBN-13: 9780334045984 ISBN-10: 0334045983 Publisher: SCM Press Published: 31/07/2013 Format: Paperback RRP: £55.00

Military Chaplaincy in Contention

Edited by Andrew Todd; published by Ashgate ISBN 978-1-4094-3158-9) joint review with Anthony Riley.. published in Crucible autumn 2013

Seeking a City with Foundations By David Smith

Unreached by Tim Chester

Voices from the Borderland Book review

For friends interested in Urban Theology my review of Chris Shannahan's new book Voices from the Borderland now on the Pcan website

Crossover City: Resources for Urban Mission and Transformation

Earlier Book Reviews in Academic Journals ..

. "Organizing God's Work: Challenges for Churches and Synagogues. by Margaret Harris (1998) Macmillan. and Managing Religious and Faith Based Organisations an bibliography….by Margaret Harris and Malcolm Torry (2000) Aston Business School. Review appears in the journal Implicit Religion, (Vol.6 No 2 & 3 November 2003)

Anwar M, (1998) "Between Cultures, Continuity and Change in the Lives of Young Asians" , London Routledge. Review appears in JCR& Journal of Contemporary Religion Vol 14. No1 (january 1999) pp 165-166

forthcoming for Journal of Contemporary Religion ........... "Religion Identity and Change; Perspectives on Global Transformations" eds. Simon Coleman and Peter Collins; Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing: ISBN 0- 7546-0450-0

forthcoming for Journal of Contemporary Religion ....Chambers P. (2005),

"Religion, Secularization and Social Change in Wales: Congregational Studies in a Post -Christian Society" Cardiff, University of Wales Press. ISBN 0-7083-1884-3