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Book Review: Prelude to Foundation

Prelude to Foundation by Isaac Asimov My rating: 3 of 5 stars Set in a multi-planetary future some 20,000 years the Galactic Empire is in technological decay. Too vast, too unwieldy and racked by power games – innovation has ceased, sciences and skills are being

Book Review: When breath becomes air

Death, it awaits us all but few of us think about that very much. Even less of us live as if that fact is important. We live as if life will just carry on until one day it doesn’t and we, despite all the overwhelming

Book Review: Stepping into the Impossible

Stepping into the Impossible: The Story of Healing on the Streets by Mark Marx My rating: 3 of 5 stars Mark Marx has pioneered a remarkably simple model called Healing on the Streets (HOTS) for taking the church onto the streets. Simply show up consistently in your

Why I’m learning about sleep

There are many mysteries in life and many great unanswered questions. One of them surprisingly is, ‘why do we need to sleep?‘ No one really knows. There are all sorts of theories but no conclusive answers, yet one thing is clear: need it we do.

Book Review: Them

The world is full of conspiracies and when you meet the people that really believe them, the truth gets blurry. Jon Ronson’s account of his time with extremists; from the Ku Klux Klan, to Islamic fundamentalists and his attempts to infiltrate the Bilderberg group ;

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.