Tag: Books

Making sense of the Exodus
(September 12, 2021)

Two books shine light on the truth (and legends) of the exodus of Moses and the Israelites from Egypt. Well worth reading.

Next steps along the Way?
(January 13, 2021)

It’s easier to deconstruct faith, but harder to reconstruct. This book has some good ideas.

God, genetics and me
(November 29, 2020)

A review of The Language of Genetics by Denis Alexander – a comprehensive outline of this complex subject.

Book review: coming to terms with the Old Testament
(October 1, 2020)

A review of Has Archaeology Buried the Bible? by William Dever, and an assessment of how this informs a christian understanding of the Old Testament.

A body born again
(November 14, 2019)

Book Review: Metanoia by Anna McGahan. Once I started reading this remarkable book I was hooked. I want to tell you why I think it is so worth reading.

Christianity, pluralism and truth
(November 2, 2019)

This challenging book was published 7 years ago, but I hadn’t come across it until I found it in a pop-up bookshop selling off remaindered books. I thought it would have something interesting to say to me, and I was right. It raises some important issues and I think it is worth sharing where it […]

Discipleship, ecology and everyday economics
(September 15, 2019)

Book review: Coming Home by Jonathan Cornford I heard Jonathan Cornford speak at a conference a couple of years ago, and he was one of the most interesting and challenging speakers I have ever heard. So when I saw this book published earlier this year, I quickly bought it. It didn’t disappoint.

Larry Hurtado
(July 15, 2019)

Larry Hurtado is retired New Testament scholar, Professor Emeritus at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. He has continued hs scholarly work since retiring.

Can I say anything new about the resurrection of Jesus?
(April 18, 2019)

I have been re-reading NT Wright’s chapter on the “The Surprise of Resurrection” in Jesus: the final days, where he corrects some doubtful christian ideas about the resurrection, and offers reasons why we should regard the gospel accounts as basically historical.

Church for the 21st century?
(February 17, 2019)

This is possibly the most revolutionary, revelatory and important book about the church and mission I have ever read. If you are interested in how the 21st century church can become a missionary community in first world countries, this book can teach us new ways, and inspire us to new efforts. If you are tired […]