A-Z INDEX of Book Reviews
A- B- C- D- E- F- G- H- I- J- K- L- M- N- O- P- Q- R- S- T- U- V- W- X- Y- Z
Lincoln - innocent hero - Abraham Lincoln is known to
Britons but more as myth than history. This review of the biography by David
Herbert Donald puts some flesh on the myth.
A mother's view of God's love -Julian of Norwich was England's earliest published female author and a leading mystic of the mediaeval age. Her popular book - Revelations of Divine Love - provides a powerful message of comfort that still reads well in the 21st century
B-Born of a Woman? Oh Wow! -Few Christian doctrines arouse more heated debate than the 'virgin birth' and this book takes the subject head on. But is it so shocking that evangelicals can't even consider the arguments?
of controversy- One of the most controversial figures
in British history, Oliver Cromwell has been the subject of hate and veneration.
Antonia Frasers biography helps us understand the man by balancing the
opposing views in a thoroughly researched and readable story.
relief - An introduction to my book, "SOS
- Stumbling Over Scripture"
to melt your heart - Reviewing a short book about the
huge and consoling subject of Grace and how it works in practical experience.
Lines - tales
of hope from Capernaum - four delightful stories
that bult beiographies for familiar New Testament characters
Tongue - This linguistics book takes Bill Bryson's writing
away from the areas in which he has become famous, but it is a thoroughly researched
educational book on the English language that is also thoroughly readable
- a compassionate science- Professor Wall's popularising
book analyses an experience that touches us all, but which we seldom talk about.
He dismisses traditional medical teachings as myth and demonstrates the complexity
of the subject in a readable book that will increase awareness and understanding.
Pooh is for adults - The Winnie the Pooh stories have always been classed as a childrens' reading but, to appreciate them properly, you need an adult mind.
faith - Faith and science are not in opposition, as some
allege, and faith stands up well to reasonable analysis.
Small Gods - a review of Terry Pratchett's masterpiece story of religion gone wrong
Suffering with joy - George Fox was one of God's great adventurers. His autobiography is a compelling account of the birth of the Quaker movement during the tumultuous times of the English Civil War and the Restoration.
other side of Shadowlands -The story of C S Lewis and
Joy Davidman has been popularised in film and on stage, but the book of Shadowlands
conveys greater depths
and forgetting -The Cloud of Unknowing is an anonymous
classic and one of the most ancient texts in the English language. But it has
a lot to help modern seekers after spiritual peace and contemplation.
Volume of Silence - An introduction to my book, "Still
Digging - scratching the surface and plumbing the depths of prayer"
greatest whodunnit ever told -A review of the book, "Who
Moved the Stone?"