Monthly Archives: November 2007

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Book Review: Holy Discontent

Holy Discontent is not a complicated book, it’s not a deep book. I’m not 100% convinced there’s enough here for a book but you can’t fault Hybels for passion. Whatever he does it seems he gives it 100%. This IS a book about frustration, frustration

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Book Review: Dictionary of Mission Theology

This is a book review I did for the magazine Christian Marketplace (not published yet) Dictionary of Mission Theology/ ed. John Corrie/ IVP/ 9781 8447 42134/ Hardback/ 461 pages/ £24.99 I initially wondered what variety of dictionary they’ll think of next but this is a

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Choose carefully what you read

On the same day I blogged about reading fatigue Matt Hosier also blogged on reading, which if you’re a bibliophile you should read. Reading is so important as a stimulus to your own thought and development that choosing carefully what you read is key. There

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Book Review: Who Am I?

I get sent so many books and there are literally hundreds on my shelves that I want to read but haven’t yet got to, the pressure of the backlog sometimes kills the joy of reading. As a result I sometimes just pick the shortest book

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Book Review: Total Church

Total Church is a provocative book and there’s much to commend it. There is much in common with the values of Newfrontiers the church family I belong to. This is a gospel centred book from The Crowded House church in Sheffield. They believe in extending

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Where should Generosity flow from?

Last Sunday I preached from Colossians 2:6-7 on growing in Christ. In my understanding growing in Christ is what discipleship is about, it is about obeying Christ and following Christ. That has led me to freshly reflect on the two greatest commandments: “Love the Lord your

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How to dissect Generosity

I’m still thinking around the whole issue of generosity (other things swilling around at the moment are discipleship and community) and so I’m looking around and I usually start my search at Wikipedia and the results are thoroughly uninspiring. The one redeeming comment was :