Category: Book review

Christian books worth reading

Christian books worth reading

In my recent Sabbatical, I had the marvellous opportunity to read more than normal. While some of the books I read were disappointing, these ones made me think and encouraged me in worship of the true God. The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs (Puritan Paperbacks) I had been meaning to read this …

+ Read More

Book review: Cosmic Chemistry by John Lennox

Book review: Cosmic Chemistry by John Lennox

There are few more important questions that Christians face from their friends and colleagues than the relationship between science and Christianity. Many dismiss Christianity thinking that science has explained it away, especially when it comes to the issue of the origin of the universe. The standard theory of evolution is accepted as adequately explaining everything; …

+ Read More

I have published a second book!

I have published a second book!

I have recently published my second book! The cover looks like this:   What is this book about? While the topic is retirement, this book explores what the Bible says about older age more generally. Here is the official blurb: Most of us assume that when we reach a certain age, we will retire from …

+ Read More

Book review: “Live not by Lies” by Rod Dreher

Book review: “Live not by Lies” by Rod Dreher

Rod Dreher has noticed a connection between what is happening in our cultures today and what has happened in the past. In his latest book, “Live not by lies”, Dreher compares the rise of “soft totalitarianism” and identity politics to the situation Christians found themselves in under the communist regimes of the 20th century.   …

+ Read More

Christian books to read over summer

Christian books to read over summer

It is almost Christmas, and many of us are looking forward to some time off from work. We can relax in the air conditioning and sit back and just watch Netflix series over and over. Well, you could, but I’d argue that’s not making the best use of the time you have! I recommend that …

+ Read More

So…I’ve published a book!

So…I’ve published a book!

I have just published my first ever book! It is entitled ‘Fear not: What the Bible has to say about Angels, Demons, the Occult, and Satan’. The cover looks like this: Why would I want to write a book? A significant part of my ministry involves studying and explaining the Bible to people. A major …

+ Read More

Recommended books from 2019

Recommended books from 2019

I love reading. Reading good books stretches the mind, makes you think about things you otherwise wouldn’t, and sharpens your thinking. This time of year, perhaps you have a little more time to read. Here are some brief reviews of books I have found helpful in the past year for different reasons. CHRISTIAN BOOKS The …

+ Read More

Recommended books about the Bible

Recommended books about the Bible

Last Sunday at church, we looked at the wonderful gift that God has given to his people in the Bible. We have the words of God, given through different people over a long period of time, adding up to one big story of God’s work in the world. The sermon touched on a range of …

+ Read More

Great books for the sceptical

Great books for the sceptical

There are many people who think Christians are uninformed anti-scientific people who believe things disproved by scientists years ago. Richard Dawkins famously said that faith is believing something that you know isn’t true. This prevents quite a few people from even considering the claims of Christianity. Why would you bother? Surely science has proved that …

+ Read More