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Challenging ideas from Timothy Keller’s “The Reason For God” [London, Hodder & Stoughton, 2009]

Challenging ideas from Timothy Keller: The  Reason For God: Belief  in an Age of Scepticism, p/b, London, Hodder & Stoughton, 2009 p xvi f Both religious belief and scepticism are on the rise…surely that should lead to self-examination. The time … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ JANUARY 2020

Andreas Loewe and Katherine Firth; Journeying With Bonhoeffer: Six Steps on the Path of Discipleship,  p/b, 127 pages, Sydney, Morning Star Publishing, 2019 2020 is the 75th anniversary of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s martyrdom in the Flossenbürg concentration camp in Bavaria just … Continue reading

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Thoughtful and challenging thoughts from Andreas Loewe and Katherine Firth: Journeying With Bonhoeffer: Six Steps on the Path of Discipleship, p/b, Sydney, Morning Star, 2001

Thoughtful and challenging thoughts from Andreas Loewe and Katherine Firth: Journeying With Bonhoeffer: Six Steps on the Path of Discipleship, p/b, Sydney, Morning Star, 2001 This little book is packed with inspiration. Katherine Firth has written a new biography of … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ DECEMBER 2019

William Styron: Sophie’s Choice, p/b, London, Vintage, 2000 (1979) This is an epic, perhaps overlong novel in many parts.  In the first instance it is a novel about the unsuccessful and almost humorous search to lose his virginity by a … Continue reading

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Books read November 2019

BOOKS READ NOVEMBER 2019 Amor Towles: Rules of Civility, London, Sceptre, 2012 (2011). Graduate in English from Yale and Stamford Amor Towles was born and bred in Manhattan and was an investment professional for twenty years before turning his hand … Continue reading

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Books read October 2019

Giorgio Bassani: The Garden of the Finzi-Continis, translated by Jamie McKendrick, introduction by Simon Mawer, Illustrated by Laura Carlin, London, The Folio Society, 2014 [In Italian, 1962; McKendrick translation, Penguin 2007] Italian Jewish  author and literary editor Giorgio Bassani won … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ SEPTEMBER 2019

Allan Bullock (Editor): The Marshall Cavendish Learning System: History, London WI, Marshall Cavendish Books, 1969 This self-help learning system is astonishing for the vast amount of material put together with impressive academic credentials and accuracy but in a very readable … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ AUGUST 2019

James M Barrie: Peter Pan, Scholastic, n.d. with Introduction by Jack Gantos. J M Barrie wrote Peter Pan as a play in 1904 and it became his best known work.  He later retold the story as a narrative called Peter … Continue reading

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Thought starters from Mick Pope’s “All Things New: God’s Plan to Renew the World.

SOME THOUGHT STARTERS FROM MICK POPE: All Things New: God’s Plan to Renew the World,  Reservoir ViC, Morningstar Publishing, 2018. p67 We are being made homeless in judgment over our failures to bear the divine image…to tend the garden. p69 … Continue reading

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BOOKS READ JULY 2019

BOOKS READ JULY 2019 John Dickson: The Christ Files: How Historians Know What They Know About Jesus, Sydney, Bluebottle Books, 2000 Australian John Dickson is an outstanding historian and theologian who manages to say more things in fewer words than … Continue reading

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