The six titles were unveiled at The Bloxham Festival of Faith and Literature on Saturday 20th February 2016.
The judges will announce the winner at Greenbelt on Sunday 28th August 2016.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, who will preside over the Prize for the first time, said:
"This year's Michael Ramsey Prize shortlist offers a glimpse into the riches not just of contemporary Christian thinking, but of Christian living. Each book has been a gift to the Church – helping us to think more deeply, act more wisely and witness more effectively to the glory of God. Writing such as this challenges, nourishes and inspires the Church to be ever more deeply and more joyfully what it is called to be: a praying, reconciling, proclaiming and witnessing community of people following Jesus Christ. It will be a real privilege to join my fellow judges in reflecting on these books, and sharing them with a wider audience when we announce the winner at Greenbelt this year."
Read a message from Archbishop Justin Welby about his hopes for the 2016 Michael Ramsey Prize.