Supporting Christian Bookshops

Tim Challies in Canada, has posted on this subject and it’s one dear to my heart. As the owner of a Christian bookshop (that is constantly fighting to survive) I thought I’d repost it here and see what response I get to exactly the same poll. Here’s Tim’s post “Last week I added a poll to this site and asked where you buy the majority of your books. The results really surprised me. As of this moment Amazon has a clear lead with 55% of the votes. That means that…

Read More

What you've been reading (25/09/08)

Incomparable by Andrew Wilson – reviewed by Ant Hilder Courageous Leadership by Bill Hybels – reviewed by Beat the Drum What would Jesus buy by Reverend Billy – reviewed by Jeremy Living Hope Pocket Devotions from Every Day With Jesus by Selwyn Hughes – reviewed by Chloe Lynch He is not Silent by Albert Mohler – reviewed by Tim Challies Jack by George Sayer – (biography of CS Lewis) reviewed by Tim Challies The Ultimate Treasure Hunt by Kevin Dedmon reviewed by Andy Moyle Most of these you can get…

Read More

What you've been reading (18/09/08)

Here’s the latest round up of book reviews and recommendations What’s So Amazing about Grace? by Philip Yancey – recommended by Simon Benham The Shack by William P Young – recommended by Simon Benham Business for the Glory of God by Wayne Grudem – reviewed by yours truly Love or Die by Alexander Strauch – reviewed by Tim Challies Child of Divorce, Child of God by Kristine Steakley reviewed by Tim Challies Jesus and the Earth by James Jones reviewed by Jeremy Dominion and Dynasty by Stephen Dempster read by…

Read More

What you've been reading (11/09/08)

I thought I’d collect links to all the reviews that I’ve read that have been posted in the last 7 days, make it easy for people to scout around…let me know if it’s helpful. Just the 5 this week. The Irresistible Revolution by Shane Claiborne – review by Jeremy Game Day for the Glory of God by Stephen Altrogge – review by Tim Challies Restoration in the Church by Terry Virgo – review by Ben Watkins No Well Worn Paths by Terry Virgo – review by Adam Bradley Vintage Jesus…

Read More

Paring down to Essentials

In just a few weeks time, at a time not of our choosing, our first child will arrive into the world. As yet, I still don’t have an office to move into. This has been something of a nuisance. It’s not right that my wife has to put up with the office while being unable to prepare reasonably for the baby, so I’ve packed up as much of my office as possible including the vast majority of books and stuck them in the garage I rent, just around the corner.…

Read More

Christian Bookshops

As you know I live with the tension of being against consumerism but owning a shop. I’m also a bibliophile, I just love books. I’m moving my office and I’ve begun packing up my books – it’s a moving experience, the books I’ve read and changed me, the books I want to read, the books I’m not sure why I’ve got. And then seeing them packed in a box. Books are meant to live in boxes! They’re to live in us. Anyway… My friend Phil Groom is blogging on the…

Read More

Environmental sin

Jeremy over at Make Wealth History has been posting some good stuff on the state of the environment in the past few days. Did you know there is a pile of rubbish in the sea bigger than the US? There is. What a shocker. Can’t think of a clearer sign of environmental sin than this or a better reason to think about what we consume and therefore throw away. Talking of throwing away – that’s what we do to 1/3 of the food we buy. When you think just a…

Read More

My local Christian bookshop…

…happens to be partly owned by me. We’ve just upgraded our website and I’ve just spent the last forty minutes or so updating all the links from books I’ve reviewed on this site (currently 33 of them). I doubt the sales will ever amount to much from links via this blog, but just so you know all book pictures and titles now link. Anyway, given that this blog is sometimes or even mostly about NOT BUYING MORE STUFF owning a shop which depends on people doing exactly that is a…

Read More