<i>Christ: a Crisis in the Life of God</i> by Jack Miles (Heinemann)
<i>It Ain't Necessarily So: Investigating the Truth of the Biblical Past</i> by Matthew Sturges (Headline)
<i>Doubts and Loves: What is Left of Christianity</i> by Richard Holloway (Century)<P>
<b>REVIEW: </b> Sarah Penny's <i>The Beneficiaries</i> (Penguin)
The poetic images that stake out the opening pages of this book give the reader fair warning of the emotionally bleak and morally difficult story it contains, writes Jane Rosenthal.