Baroness Cox: A Voice for the Voiceless by Andrew Boyd, Lion £7.99. The story of the "Battling Baroness", a Deputy Speaker of the House of Lords who became one of the world's most prominent human rights campaigners. Caroline Cox has travelled through the war zones of Sudan to redeem hundreds of slaves and restore them to their families; she has established a medical centre in Karabakh, where landmines from the recent conflict continue to kill and maim; and she has inspired the establishment of Russia's first humane, professional service for the care of orphans. In his foreword to the hardback edition, the late Lord Tonypandy wrote: "I regard Caroline Cox as one of the great women of
our generation. She has awakened the conscience of the House of Lords to the terrible challenges that face Christians in other lands.In Sudan, Christians have been crucified — unbelievable as it sounds in the 20th century — yet it has only caused concern among a handful, and they are the handful set on fire by Lady Cox."
Morals and Markets by Jonathan Sacks, IEA £6. In this Hayek Memorial Lecture, the Chief Rabbi argues that Judaism respects the market. "The rabbis favoured markets and competition because they generated wealth, lowered prices, increased choice, reduced absolute levels of poverty, and in the course of time extended humanity's control over the environ
ment," he writes. But there are realms into which markets should not intrude: human happiness "cannot be exhaustively accounted for in terms of things we can but, exchange and replace".
The Only Earth We Know: Hymn Texts by Fred Kaan, Stainer & Bell £10.50. Kaan, who is 70 this year, is known internationally as the writer of powerfully worded hymns. Based around a theme of social justice, they have been described as "cries, laments and prophecies born in the Church's struggle to be faithful to the Gospel". They celebrate "the anvil and the plough of making peace, of sharing land and shelter, bread and wine" all of which is inspiring, but redolent of the Sixties.