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Seven Facebook Book Covers

Okay, here are the book covers I would have put on Facebook but haven’t had time to!  There are only seven, because the first three I posted on Facebook already. And in fact they’re not book covers, just the titles.  … Continue reading

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Jesus and the Reading Public Part One

It’s a rare novel that has taken off if it deals with Jesus.  Sure, those novels are worthy and deal with deep issues, but you’re unlikely to find a bestseller (the Bible itself excluded, not being fiction!) that has used … Continue reading

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The Worldview of Fiction

Thinking again about Terry Pratchett, and secular fiction.  This is important for me as an English teacher.  Is there spiritual value in reading deliberately secular fiction?  Or for that matter, secular poetry, or secular drama?  Yes, I would argue. There … Continue reading

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Jesus and Harry Potter

  Can you read Harry Potter and be a Christian?  More importantly, can you read Terry Pratchett and still be a Christian?  These questions are perhaps a bit provocative.  There will be those who will argue fervently that reading such … Continue reading

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Bedside reading snapshot

Every now and again I have to do a cull as the piles of books by my bed topple over and I can’t fit a cup of tea there. (This is partly the reason why I have a couple of … Continue reading

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Summer 2015 backlog challenge

A friend suggested I identified some books I wanted to get read this summer – of course, this does not include those I will have to read to be ready for the new academic year, but I’ll give it a … Continue reading

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The Art of Hiding

Just finished reading my first book on Kindle – thought I would announce that as it’s a rather special book, written by a friend.  Check out my Amazon review Unusual and provoking to see some other reviews and also to purchase it … Continue reading

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Dark Mountains

No one puts it quite like D. L. Moody did.  His sermons are steeped in biblical references, true, but apart from that they are among the simplest and most compelling presentations of the gospel that I have read.  Christ Seeking … Continue reading

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For Added Pleasure

It can come as a great shock to Christians who have walked with Christ for some years to realise that books written hundreds of years ago contain truths that we thought were only discovered recently.  It really is true that … Continue reading

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A Heart Set Free

Went to a cafe to meet a friend and see how everything was going; we bumped into a friend of his there, and one of the things that he said to me was to write and to question.  So I thought … Continue reading

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