The best contents page I’ve ever read – Thomas Brooks, Precious remedies against Satan’s devices

Our church has been going through the book of Ephesians. We’re at the part where the Apostle Paul gives final instructions (more like marching orders) to his readers: “Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the full armour of God, that you may be able to stand against […]

Thinking about Christian books I’ve read

“What Christian books have you read?” That was one of the questions on my application form for bible college (more on that here). I scanned the rest of the form and decided that the two lines provided wouldn’t be enough space. So one night, I sat down, trawled through my memory, our library catalogue, e-book purchase history, and typed out […]

Book review: Is God anti-gay?

Is God anti-gay? And other questions about homosexuality, the Bible and same-sex attraction by Sam Allberry Genre: Christian living / Social Issues Size: 93 small pages. Short and sweet. What’s the big idea: Written by a pastor who struggles with same-sex attraction, the book explains what the Bible teaches about the good news of Jesus, marriage, sex, homosexuality […]

Half-year update on us trying to read more books

It was sometime towards the end of last year that I realised that, in comparison to the hundreds of articles, blog posts and Facebook updates that I skim through on a daily basis, I wasn’t really doing very well with old-fashioned book reading. So this year we’ve tried to build it into our family routines more. When […]

What does sin have to do with my four dead girls?

Tim Keller shares a practical example of gazing at Jesus Christ for the peace of God that surpasses all understanding: “Horatio Spafford was the best divorce lawyer in Johnson County who lost everything he had in the Chicago fire of 1871. Only two years later, he sent his wife, Anna, and their four daughters on […]

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