Book Review: Insourcing by Randy Pope

Insourcing: bringing discipleship back to the local church By Randy Pope I found this book so helpful that I bought a copy and gave it to my friend to read. Most churches have small / cell / home group bible studies, but “Are we excelling in making mature and equipped followers of Christ?” This is the question behind Randy Pope’s book on discipleship. Pope begins by […]

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Review: Outreach and the Artist

Outreach and the Artist Sharing the Gospel with the Arts by Con Campbell. Zondervan, ebook edition. Arts and the church have had a mixed relationship over the years; the same place which often plants the seed of artistic endeavour has often been the same place which fails to recognise its value and vocation. How do Christian artists use their gifts and talents to reach people […]

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Review: Who do you think you are?

Who Do You Think You Are?: Finding Your True Identity in Christ by Mark Driscoll eBook edition Published by Thomas Nelson. Mark Driscoll is the pastor the internet loves to hate. He’s infamous for his loud, often obnoxious style, and saying things which get him into trouble. What relief then, to discover that there’s none of this bombast here. The book is dedicated to his […]

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Review: The Jesus we missed

Review: The Jesus we missed

The Jesus we missed The surprising truth about the humanity of Christ (Kindle edition) by Patrick Henry Reardon I’m ashamed to say that I started this a while ago, and then managed to forget about it (I’m not sure how!), but I read through it over the last few days, and I’m glad I did. Reardon sets out to explore the humanity of Jesus, suggesting […]

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Review: The Grace Effect – Larry Taunton

The Grace Effect How the power of one life can reverse the corruption of unbelief By Larry Taunton Published by Thomas Nelson, Kindle Edition   It is interesting to note that God gave us a story instead of a systematic theology, and a person instead of an argument. Larry Taunton runs the Fixed Point Foundation, best known for running debates, though to be honest, I […]

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Review: Real Marriage – Mark & Grace Driscoll

Real Marriage  The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together By Mark & Grace Driscoll Kindle Edition, Published by Thomas Nelson   Mark Driscoll needs little introduction. One of the most well-known pastors in America, the bad boy of ‘New Calvinism’, he is certainly a polarising figure in contemporary evangelicalism, and so it was not without some interest and a little trepidation that I approached […]

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Review: The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook – Jeff Kinley

The Christian Zombie Killers Handbook: Slaying the living dead within. by Jeff Kinley Thomas Nelson 2011, Kindle edition  I suppose it says a lot about this book that I requested it to review around Halloween (and when I was just getting into the TV series The Walking Dead) but have only just managed to finish reading it. The book alternates chapters between a zombie story and non-fiction […]

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Reviews: ‘The Christ Files’ by John Dickson & ‘Finding the real Jesus’ by Lee Strobel

Finding the real Jesus: A Guide for Curious Christians and Skeptical Seekers by Lee Strobel Zondervan – Kindle Edition Strobel is one of the best known figures in Christian apologetics, with his best-seller “The case for Christ”, which retold his journalistic journey from Atheism to Christianity. In this book Strobel again employs his methods of interviewing someone on a particular, popular objection. I found this a […]

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Review: Don’t check your brains at the door by Josh McDowell

  Don’t check your brains at the door: know what you believe and why. by Josh McDowell & Bob Hoestelter Thomas Nielson 2011 – eBook edition Josh McDowell is one of the original atheist-turned-apologists, and is perhaps best known for his book ‘Evidence that demands a verdict’. This book, aimed at teens, is part apologetics, part spiritual guidance, and essentially seeks to answer a whole […]

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Why God won’t go away – by Alister McGrath

Why God won’t go away Is the New Atheism running on empty? by Alister McGrath Paperback, Thomas Nelson, 2011   Following the events of 9/11 a phenomena has arisen in western culture which has been called New Atheism, and it’s leading exponents, Sam Harris, Daniel Dennett, Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens sometimes called the `four horsemen’ of New Atheism. In this new book, Alister McGrath, […]

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Jesus, my father, the CIA, and me – by Ian Cron

Jesus, my father, the CIA, and me A memoir… of sorts by Ian Morgan Cron E-Book edition, Thomas Nelson, 2011   In this book, Ian Cron writes a powerful and engaging memoir of growing up with an alcoholic father who worked for the CIA, and his own journey of faith. Cron writes with wonderful wit and humour, describing his entirely dysfunctional and unconventional family and childhood […]

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Review: Jesus in the margins by Rick McKinley

Jesus in the margins Finding God in the places we ignore By Rick McKinley 2005, Multnomah Publishers   This book was not what I was expecting. Perhaps it was my prejudice, but it was a book I had been given, and I thought it was going to be about seeing Jesus in the poor and needy. How wrong I was! Rather, it was a very […]

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