Book Review : Garden City

Book Review : Garden City

June 2, 2022

Garden City : work, rest and the art of being human by John Mark Comer discusses work and rest from a biblical perspective. Comer writes in a slightly humourous manner where he includes little asides to the reader. So while much of the material in the early part of the book wasn’t new to me, […]

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Book Review : Jesus and the gospel women

Book Review : Jesus and the Gospel Women

April 15, 2021

The front cover of Jesus and the Gospel Women understates the amazing insights that Joanne Collicutt McGrath shares in this book. As Christians reading the Gospel accounts it’s difficult for us to put aside our cultural bias. Yet Joanne can do this because she comes from an unusual background which she describes as matrifocal. Her…

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Book Review : Irresistible

Book Review : Irresistible

January 9, 2020

I found, Irresistible : Reclaiming the New that Jesus Unleashed for the World by Andy Stanley, insightful, thought-provoking and encouraging. Early in the book, I found some of his comments exaggerated, but by the end of the book, I understood why he wrote as he did. This comment in the fly-leaf gives a good summary:…

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My book review of If I were God I'd end all the pain

Book Review : If I were God I’d end all the pain

August 12, 2012

John Dickson is a historian and a Christian apologist who has written many books. He is also an Anglican minister and popular speaker, and in case you hadn’t notice, I’m a big fan! (I have previously reviewed many of his other books here, here, here and here). In this book, If I were God I’d…

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My book review ofMy book review of If I were God I'd myself clearer

Book Review : If I were God I’d make myself clearer

May 5, 2012

John Dickson is a historian and a Christian apologist. In his book, If I were God I’d make myself clearer(Matthias Media, 2002), he aims to address the issue – in a world where there are a multitude of beliefs, how do we find the truth about God, if there is one? Dickson begins by pointing…

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My book review of Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God

Book Review : Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God

March 19, 2011

J.I. Packer wrote Evangelism & the Sovereignty of God (Inter-Varsity) in 1961 to address the questions, if God is sovereign why bother to evangelise? Or does man’s free choice mean God is not sovereign? Though much time has past the questions still get raised today which is reflected by the decision to republish the book.…

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