The Greenbelt Top Ten

The Greenbelt Top Ten

From festival bookshop G-Books: the ten bestselling books at Greenbelt this summer:


  1. Accidental Saints – Nadia Bolz-Weber

Unlikely pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber was our bestselling author at Greenbelt this year. Told in her trademark confessional style, Accidental Saints takes us through a year in the life of her ministry as she encounters God in the least likely of people – a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, and a gun-toting member of the NRA.

  1. Taken on Trust – Terry Waite

Originally published 25 years ago, Terry Waite’s personal account of his experiences as a hostage in Beirut still makes compelling reading. This anniversary edition includes a new chapter covering Terry’s engagement in Middle East issues in the years since his release. 

  1. Cranky, Beautiful Faith – Nadia Bolz-Weber

Nadia’s first memoir, Cranky, Beautiful Faith tells the story of her unusual journey of faith, offering a fresh and uncompromising look at the transformative power of grace. 

  1. The Splash of Words: Believing in Poetry – Mark Oakley

In this diverse anthology Mark Oakley reflects on the power of poetry to challenge and transform. After all, if poetry is the language of love then it’s also the language of faith.

  1. Mindfulness and Christian Spirituality – Tim Stead

Mindfulness seems to be everywhere these days – but does it have a value for Christians? In this handbook Tim Stead explores how mindfulness practice can enable us to reflect on what it might mean to believe certain things, and to make changes that enable us to live the Christian life with greater integrity.

  1. Soulfulness: Deepening the Mindful Life – Brian Draper

Brian Draper also tackles mindfulness with this challenge to live soulfully. Going beyond the surface benefits of mindfulness he explores how we can flourish through living intentionally and compassionately.

  1. Gold from the Stone – Lemn Sissay

One of the nation’s best-loved poets, Lemn Sissay was a highlight of this year’s literature programme. Gold from the Stone is his latest book, brand new this summer.

  1. Where Memories Go: Why Dementia Changes Everything – Sally Magnusson

Sad and funny, wise and honest, Where Memories Go is Sally Magnusson’s memoir of caring for her mother during many years of living with dementia.

  1. The Upside-Down Bible – Symon Hill

Fresh and often surprising insights into Jesus’ parables from non-Christians coming to the stories for the first time.

  1. The Dave Walker Colouring Book – Dave Walker

A selection of Dave Walker’s best cartoons celebrating the oddities of church life. Just waiting for you to colour them in!

Missed out on any of this year’s bestsellers? Find them all online here.

Plus, order any of the top ten online before the end of September and save 20% when you use the discount code GB2016.