I would like to recommend a new book written by the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster with a Foreword by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Hope in Action by Cardinal Vincent Nichols is about hope in a world which seems full of hopeless problems, by which we too often feel defeated. This is not a book for those who prefer to withdraw into an unreal, rose-tinted world. It is about sexual violence and abuse, human trafficking and slavery, religious extremism and the world’s victims. It is also about Christians as agents of mercy, mission and hope. Simply written but full of profound wisdom, it is a book which Christians of every denomination should read. It is available at the Abbey Shop at the discounted price of £6.95.