Category Archives: Reviews

Parenting by Paul David Tripp

Book Review: Parenting

At least once a year I try to read a book about parenting. If I read too many books on parenting, I get confused and overwhelmed by all the different suggestions. I simply can’t introduce too many ideas or strategies into my parenting all at

Book Review: On Writing

On Writing: A Memoir Of The Craft by Stephen King My rating: 5 of 5 stars I have a very simple test for deciding whether a book about writing books is any good or not. It’s not a complicated test. Very simply during the reading

Book Review: The Rise of the Robots

The Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of Mass Unemployment by Martin Ford My rating: 3 of 5 stars If your job is any way routine and predictable the chances are that the answer is yes. It’s not just factory jobs that have

Book Review: So you’ve been publicly shamed

So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson My rating: 4 of 5 stars When social media was first created (Twitter & Facebook and the like), there was a utopian dream that it would lead to bridge building, greater understand between peoples and peace on

Book Review: Christians, Muslims & Islamic Rage

Christians, Muslims, And Islamic Rage: What Is Going On And Why It Happened by Christopher Catherwood My rating: 2 of 5 stars This book was one of the many post 9/11 attempts to answer a question that many in the West had previously been oblivious

Book Review: Sophie Scholl & The White Rose

In the history of resistance movements the one in Nazi Germany was at best a mixed affair. Failing to gain popular support its successes were far outnumbered by its failures. However in recent years due to the popularising effect of Hollywood films there has been a

Book Review: Holy Warriors

Jihad, suicide bombers, ISIS, Syria, Paris, Brussels – the list of horrors associated with Islam is long and growing.  Since the beginning of the 21st century militant Islam has dominated the headlines. It has changed the world we live in and not for the better.

Book Review: Coaching in Ministry

I am, not to put too fine a point on it, full of myself. Far too often in leadership and ministry, I’ve found myself telling people what to do. Sometimes there is a place for that – ‘stop sinning’, ‘here is why Jesus was the