Book Review : A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

Book Review : A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 is now quite old, but has been republished several times. Phillip Keller writes about the 23rd Psalm from the perspective of a shepherd. He is well qualified to do this as he grew up in East Africa amongst herdsmen and also owned a sheep...
Book Review : A Gentle Answer

Book Review : A Gentle Answer

The title of Scott Sauls’ latest book is based on Proverbs 15:1, “A gentle answer turns away wrath.” It’s a well-written discussion on why gentleness is more likely to achieve a peaceful resolution to relational tensions. While I appreciated Saul’s insights, there...
Book Review : The God Who Became Human

Book Review : The God Who Became Human

The God who Became Human is part of the New Studies in Biblical Theology and is an in-depth look at the incarnation. Graham Cole begins with Genesis and looks at the times when God is described as having human physical features, such as hands, face or performing human...
Book Review : Resilient Grieving

Book Review : Resilient Grieving

When I picked up, Resilient Grieving : how to find your way through devastating loss by Lucy Hone, at a book stall, I didn’t realise it was about the death of the author’s 12-year-old daughter, Abi. I don’t assume grieving means bereavement. People can suffer...
Book Reflection : The Body Keeps the Score

Book Reflection : The Body Keeps the Score

As I have reflected on the issues Bessel raises, these are a few brief thoughts that I found helpful in dealing with past trauma: – Find activities where you feel safe and can completely relax. – Listen to your body, particularly if you feel muscle tension...
Book Review : The Body Keeps the Score

Book Review : The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score : mind, brain and body in the transformation of trauma is a thought-provoking book about the ongoing effects of trauma. The book is written by Bessel van der Kolk who has spent 30 years researching, studying and speaking with people who have...
Book Review : Escape from Egypt

Book Review : Escape from Egypt

Wendy Hayes writes with passion and insightfulness as she encourages women to walk in the freedom Christ has gained for them. In Escape from Egypt, Wendy discusses the many ways the devil prevents women from reaching their potential in God, such as trauma, an...