Why we love men in capes

I’ve often enjoyed Mark Meynell’s book reviews and suggestions (the breadth and veracity of his reading is rather astounding) and appreciate his helpful ‘questions to ask of…‘ guides (all found at his blog Quarentia). He has a particular interest in exploring culture, and I think exemplifies a healthy approach to it. So, it was with great interest that I downloaded his latest offering Why we […]

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Review: Johann Sebastian Bach by Rick Marschall

Johann Sebastian Bach Christian Encounters Series By Rick Marschall Published by Thomas Nelson eBook edition   J.S. Bach is often called ‘The Fifth Evangelist’. A devout Lutheran, he supplied the church with an immense collection of liturgical music, and some of the masterworks of western music. This biography is part of the ‘Christian Encounters’ series of biographies, and so it has a certain slant, and […]

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The Holiness of God – Chapter 6

To see the introduction and chapter list click here. Holy Justice I found this chapter to be one of the most ambitious and hard-hitting yet. In this chapter Sproul meets head-on the apparent brutality of God’s judgement found in the Old Testament, something many people struggle with and stumble over. I want to stare the Old Testament God right in the eye. I want to […]

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Review: The band that played on – Steve Turner

The Band that Played On: The Extraordinary Story of the 8 Musicians Who Went Down with the Titanic By Steve Turner Hardcover, Thomas Nelson 2011   Anyone who has seen films or read books about the Titanic will recall the ship’s band which played as it sank. In this book Steve Turner focuses on these eight musicians. He explores the various claims regarding what they […]

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Review: The Next Story by Tim Challies

The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion by Tim Challies 2011, Zondervan, Kindle Edition Are you concerned that you are becoming a slave to technology? Do you worry that you check your email / twitter / facebook too often? Do you feel that your mobile phone is often too intrusive? Are you lost without it? Are you interested in how to best utilise technology […]

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Risen

Sovereign Grace have been faithfully and creatively serving the church for many years, providing songs for congregational singing that are not only full of solid doctrine, but also full of singable melodies that inspire joy in the heart. I’ve really been enjoying their new album Risen, which, as the title suggests is all about the resurrection of Christ, and what that means for the believer. There […]

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Review: The Jesus Inquest – Charles Foster

The Jesus Inquest: The case for and against the resurrection of the Christ by Charles Foster Kindle Edition, Thomas Nelson 2011 My Amazon review: Charles Foster is a barrister,  part-time Crown Court judge and teaches Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Oxford. In this book he uses two characters, X and Y, who argue opposing sides of the case of the resurrection of Jesus. […]

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Review: The Language of God- Francis Collins

The Language of God: A scientist presents evidence for belief by Francis Collins Paperback, Pocket Books 2007   Another Amazon / Bookdepository review: Interesting, but tries to cover too much ground Dr Francis Collins is one of the worlds leading scientists, heading up the Human Genome Project’s successful sequencing of human DNA, arguably one of the greatest scientific and human achievements in recent times. This book is […]

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Review: Map Addict, by Mike Parker

Here’s the review I left on Amazon: Map Addict: A tale of obsession, fudge and the Ordinance Survey by Mike Parker Paperback edition, published by Collins 2010   I was lent this book by colleague, and although I forget the discussion that prompted it, she could obviously tell that I had some aspect of map addict about me. While I don’t collect maps, I did […]

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Review: There is a God – Antony Flew

There is a God: How the world’s most notorious atheist changed his mind by Antony Flew, with Roy Abraham Varghese. This book was published in 2007, three years before Flew passed away, and so it is not a new book, but was recently lent to me by a friend, and I’m using this as an excercise in writing a book review. While the designation of […]

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