Posts filed under: Reviews

Reviews

Everything I “review” will be put in this category

A few years ago, Mark Griffiths wrote, “One Generation from Extinction” (published by Monarch, 2009). Although addressing a slightly different question to Nick Shepherd – at it’s heart the book tackles the same theme. Faith generation and transmission. How on earth do we pass on faith? How do we ensure it continues to be passed......
Continue Reading →
This book aims to help children draw close to God through biblical stories of night time and sleep. What is not to love about this book? A helpful introduction from Rachel sets the scene – encouraging us to make the book our own. This is not a “how to” manual of navigating the night time......
Continue Reading →
I can’t quite get my head round the current debate – unwittingly (or was it?) kicked off by David Cameron – about whether or not Britain is a Christian Country. Letters from secularists to newspapers, twitter is all a flap – many comments appear to be either ‘of course it is’ or ‘of course it......
Continue Reading →
There was MASSIVE interest in the Noah film – and rightly so, what a stonking story! I hope to see the film at some point (too many films, not enough LIFE) . . . but, I ALSO have a couple of great books on my shelf which use the biblical story of Noah as a backdrop......
Continue Reading →
Anna and Elsa are two inseparable sisters (I have two daughters a lot like them!) in the absolutely SMASHED IT hit animated comedy musical drama . . . They are different – the younger being adventurous and mischievous, the older more cautious – but, because she loves her sister and hanging out with her – gets......
Continue Reading →
Neil Gaiman writes odd stuff.  Dark odd stuff for adults, weird and crazy laugh-out-loud-funny odd stuff for kids.  “Fortunately, The Milk” came out in mid September 2013 . . . if you missed it, get it NOW! A (apparently) hapless dad is left alone with the kids while his other half heads off for a conference......
Continue Reading →
This book is due out in a couple of weeks, I hope to review it before its release date . . . thankfully, got in wherever I go with my Kindle App. Initial impression – this line caught my attention, and – although Eddie is talking about the beginning of Christendom, it IS how the......
Continue Reading →
Considering this debate was  titled, “Christianity at the Crossroads”, there wasn’t nearly enough about the cross.  Apologies if I ramble, or don’t give due credit to different statements or full arguments – as a listener, this is what struck me about the debate and what was (and wasn’t) said. I borrowed the next two paragraphs......
Continue Reading →
In ministry, and in life, it can be hard work sifting through the  dross, finding the intelligent, quality comment from the inane cliche . . . or christian soundbite.  Books (even Christian ones) can be like this, which is why I am doing this list.  This next book is not a Christian Ministry book, but......
Continue Reading →
Doug Fields is probably best known for “Purpose Driven Youth Ministry”, which was written back in the mid 90s.  This book, still written 10 years ago, isn’t really a follow up – in some ways, it is more a book that gives each of us involved in ministry a context, the values and the ethos......
Continue Reading →