• Echoes of Celtic Christianity

    Echoes of Celtic Christianity explores the rich history of Celtic Christian practices in Britain, and applies this to modern faith journeys. Illustrated by award-winning photographer Graeme Clark.


  • Thomas Torrance, China and the Qiang

    A new book about Thomas Torrance, missionary and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, founder (with his wife Annie) of the Torrance theological dynasty.


  • With a Pinch of Salt

    Stories and poems – food for thought from Tyne and Esk Writers


  • The Five Scrolls

    Five Old Testament books translated from Hebrew to Scots


  • Ukraine: a personal exploration before Putin’s invasion

    Jenny Robertson writes of her travel in Ukraine, meeting local people, discussing landscape and history, how the country has related to Poland and Russia in the past. While located before Putin’s invasion, this book about the real Ukraine will give essential background as well as a delightful visit to a lovely country.


  • Conversations by the Sea

    A book of reflections on John chapter 21, with insights for discipleship, ministry and mission



ECHOES OF CELTIC CHRISTIANITY, by Timothy Pitt, illustrated with photographs by Graeme Clark, is just out and costs £10
THE FIVE SCROLLS – translation from Hebrew into Scots of five Old Testament books, prose and poetry, by Hebrew scholar and poet Hugh Pyper (£10)

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Recent Books by Handsel Press

About Handsel Press

The Handsel Press was founded in 1976 to publish high quality academic and more popular books relating Christian faith to other fields of study, and to the arts. It operates ‘from the centre . . . beyond the margins . . . ‘

While books are divided into main categories such as Theology, Bible, Ethic, History and Memoir, under the overall heading of Faith, these categories overlap. Handsel Press upholds the tradition of ‘the Scottish democratic intellect’, and expects the sciences and the arts to talk to one another.

The Press also publishes a number of biographies, commentaries and poetry at a very affordable price.

The Press is owned by the Handsel Trust, SC014135. Handsel Press is a not-for-profit company.

Jock Stein, Editor

The editor is the Revd Dr Jock Stein, whose books From Cosmos to Canaan and From Ruth to Lamentations can be purchased from the shop.

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with any questions, or, for example, to sign up for his fortnightly ‘blog and poem’ which goes to a private circulation list, or to get a discount on multiple title orders.

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Lines for 2024

Some advice from a new Handsel Press book: ‘Aidan was concerned not just about travelling, but how he travelled . . . may you travel wisely and well this year.’

(from Echoes of Celtic Christianity)