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Reviews – March 2014

Reviews – March 2014

Joseph Hellerman, Embracing Shared Ministry The work of academic-practitioners always interests me and this was no different.  Hellermann writes as a scholar with considerable understanding of the cultural background to the Philippian church (see his earlier monograph) yet also as a pastor whose heart is to express how any of this matters to today’s church.  … Continue reading

Reviews – February 2014

Reviews – February 2014

Head bowed in shame.  I’ve owed some book reviews for some pretty significant time!  Here goes with a few, at least… Micha Boyett, Found Boyett’s another of those U.S. Christian women bloggers.  Because of that, it’d be easy for her writings to get lost in the sheer vastness of material being produced daily.  But there is … Continue reading

Reviews: September 2013

Reviews: September 2013

Kevin DeYoung, Crazy Busy Crazy busy is how I define myself way too often these days.  People ask how I am and I don’t say ‘fine’, I say ‘crazy busy’.  I wish I didn’t because I tend to see it as a bad thing, the sign of a disordered life.  DeYoung, it seems, suffers from … Continue reading

Reviews: August 2013

Reviews: August 2013

Margaret Feinberg, The Organic God This is a new printing of a previously published book.  In the author’s words, it is ‘designed to take you on a journey and to illuminate the beauty of God in your life’.  Parts of Feinberg’s writing are quite arresting and beautifully-conceived, especially the way that she puts her thoughts … Continue reading

Reviews: June 2013

Reviews: June 2013

Susan Cain, Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking I loved this book.  It made me glad to be an introvert, it taught me things I never knew about the high correlation between introversion and other key psychological traits and it introduced me to research which I would otherwise have no … Continue reading

The weird quiet girl

The weird quiet girl

I’m an introvert.  I know it and, if you read this blog, you probably know it too.  But until this week, I didn’t realise how consistent introversion is with some of my other traits which I’ve not always been able to make sense of.  I also hadn’t discovered that introversion may not just be a … Continue reading

Reviews: May 2013

Reviews: May 2013

Shauna Niequist, Bread and Wine Part recipe book, part reflection on the embodiedness of life, this book is beautiful!  Niequist ‘love letter to life around the table’ weaves mouthwatering descriptions of food with reflections on family and friendship.  Though I had not read any of her work before and am not a passionate reader of recipe … Continue reading

Reviews: April 2013

Reviews: April 2013

Daniel Zacharias, The Singing Grammarian I am becoming a connoisseur of Macnair’s textbook, having had the recent pleasure of teaching all the chapters I never totally understood first time round.  But this video/audio resource from Zacharias is a completely new concept for me – singing Koine grammar songs!  I wasn’t sure what to make of it … Continue reading

Reviews: March 2013

Reviews: March 2013

Steve Sjogren, Heaven’s Lessons: Ten Things I Learned About God When I Died Steve Sjogren died on the operating table when supposedly simple surgery went massively wrong.  He had a near-death experience but then came back, to a world of pain and disability.  His old ways of understanding God were no longer enough and so … Continue reading