Category Archives: Reviews

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

Books of 2015

So here is a list of all the books I read in 2015 (I think) Feral by George Monbiot (Amazon) Creating Community by Andy Stanley & Bill Willits (Amazon) Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi (Amazon) The Coming Chinese Church by Paul Golf (Amazon) Cities of God by Rodney Stark (Amazon)

Book Review: More than a Carpenter

Josh McDowell’s More than a Carpenter has been a staple of Christian apologetics since its first release in 1977 and had according to my 2001 copy sold well in excess of 10 million copies worldwide. Covering issues such as the textual evidence for the New

Book Review: Why Cities Matter

You’ll find a number of posts on this site that attest to how I’ve grappled with the issue of cities as prominent leaders called for greater resources to the cities of the world. I felt it somehow sidelined the ministry of those in the backwaters,

Book Review: Saturate

Making disciples has always been the mission of the church yet today it sometimes seems as if we have a discipleship crisis. A number of factors have given rise to this – churches that treat members as consumers or worse customers, Christians that seem unchanged by their

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Book Review: A wind in the house of Islam

The freedom to convert religion is a touchy subject, it always feel like a betrayal. Conversion also has another name – apostasy – and in Islam that is a crime punishable by death. Conversion, then, from Islam to Christianity is always a decision of great courage,

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Book Review: Cities of God

How did Christianity move from being a provincial movement in Palestine to the leading religion of the Roman Empire? This is the question the historian Rodney Stark sets out to answer and along the way challenges a number of well-established myths. Was the missionary activity