Michael Northcott, on behalf of the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Urban Theology Group, compiled this work. As a reader it offers a valuable set of essays and references. Forty-eight readings are arranged into twelve sections (interacting with both theological and sociological topics), with introductory essays leading the reader on towards further study. The comprehensiveness of this reader is demonstrated in the subjects which it covers—including sin, power, unemployment, gender, poverty, worship and mission. It also interacts with the important Faith in the City. This work will be an essential reference tool for all studying in this subject area.