Category Archives: Book Review

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

Read and enjoyed this book last week. It certainly is an unlikely conversion story, honestly told, and particularly relevant in the midst of our culture’s changing approach to sexuality. Easy read on your Kindle device or app: http://www.amazon.com/The-Secret-Thoughts-Unlikely-Convert/dp/1884527388

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The Prodigal God

We’ve just started Tim Keller’s Prodigal God study series with a group from church. If you haven’t seen it, it is a series of studies that go with Keller’s book on the parable of the prodigal son. Overall I’m really … Continue reading

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The Peacemaker

The Peacemaker sounds a bit like an action movie starring George Clooney, which it is, but it is also an excellent book on Biblical peacemaking by Ken Sande. I’ve been reading the book over the last few weeks and I … Continue reading

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The Corner

I’ve recently got through the book The Corner by David Simon and Ed Burns. At 628 pages it’s not a quick read, and the subject matter isn’t exactly light reading either. The book traces a year in the life of … Continue reading

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The Guernsey literary and Potato peel Pie Society

I’ve recently been reading two very different books, the first, which I’ll cover in another post is The Corner, a no holds barred study of the drug problem in America’s inner city. The second, which I want to review here, … Continue reading

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Have a little Faith

I read the book have a little faith by Mitch Albom recently. I think it’s pretty popular out there in the community, and I suspect it’s a good barometer for how many non hardline-atheist westerners think about faith in general, … Continue reading

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New Acts Commentary

I got a new Acts commentary last week. It looks really useful. David Peterson in the Pillar commentary series. From my brief reading so far it seems thorough, and up-to-date with the latest scholarship (just published last year). It has, … Continue reading

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Total Church

Well, one more post before the end of the year. I’ve been reading the book ‘Total Church’ by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis, and I’ve found it challenging. The key point they make is that gospel and community are the … Continue reading

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Getting things done

I’ve been getting things done ‘Getting Things Done‘ style this week. I’ve bought the book (by David Allen) and everything. As always, these things seem revolutionary in the first week you try them, just because they are new. Whether any … Continue reading

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The Twighlight Phenomenon

Had to speak at an assembly for the Clayfield College Girls School this morning. And in an attempt to engage with the girls I started with an illustration about Robert Pattinson, the actor from Twilight. Well it certainly got a … Continue reading

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