Book Review : A Grief Observed

Book Review : A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis’ account of the grief he experienced when his wife, Joy, died after a four-year marriage. His grief experience seriously challenged his faith, which he didn’t expect. He realised that his faith was largely intellectual. Lewis’ grief...
Book Review : Beyond the Shadows

Book Review : Beyond the Shadows

Beyond the Shadows is Carl Wieland’s memoir of the serious car accident he had in 1986 which changed his life and career path. Carl does a good job of focussing on the important issue, which was how the accident affected his faith and theology. He mostly kept the...
Book Review : Your Own Kind of Girl

Book Review : Your Own Kind of Girl

Your Own Kind of Girl is a memoir by Clare Bowditch. Clare is a musician, songwriter and radio presenter. When Clare was 21, she had a mental breakdown which left her almost incapable of leaving the house. The book details the incidents that led to Clare’s breakdown...
Book Review : You Are Free

Book Review : You Are Free

I enjoyed the second half of You Are Free : Be Who You Already Are, more than the first half. Rebekah Lyons hardly mentions her family in the early parts of the book and given that she has a special needs child, it struck me as odd, especially as the book has an...
Book Review : Falling Free

Book Review : Falling Free

Falling Free is a memoir by Shannon Martin. Shannon makes a lot of valid criticisms about our Western middle-class Christianity which creates comfortable lives for ourselves but has little impact on those in need. Shannon and her husband were convicted about their...
Book Review : Love, Tears and Autism

Book Review : Love, Tears and Autism

Love, tears and autism is a memoir of Cecily Paterson’s experiences of having her three-year-old son, Cameron, diagnosed with autism. Cecily is very honest about her disappointment and grief with the diagnosis, which took her some time to work through. She relates how...