Bookshop Poll Results

So, in a very unscientific experiment the results of the last poll on buying Christian bookshops showed that Christian bookshops if you had up the totals of my own shop, other local shops and Wesley Owen beats Amazon by 9 votes to 5, Amazon. If only that were the case in real life. My next poll is a bit of investigation into finding out more about my readers – if you read this is an RSS feed please visit the blog at least to click on the vote and disappear…

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What you've been reading (09/10/08)

Desire and deceit by Albert Mohler reviewed by Tim ChalliesCalled Out of Darkness by Anne Rice reviewed by Tim ChalliesThe Plan: 12 months to renew Britain by Douglas Carswell and Daniel Hannan reviewed by CranmerFunny Money by David Boyle reviewed by Jeremy at Make Wealth HistoryConsumed by Benjamin Barber reviewed by Jeremy at Make Wealth HistoryThe Expositor’s Bible Commentary on Genesis by John Sailhamer reviewed by Mark Heath Some of these books can be found online at Illuminate while the others can be ordered on the phone by calling 01743…

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More on Christian Bookshops

Obviously being an owner of a Christian bookshop means these old institutions are dear to my heart, but are undergoing something of a sea change – some are dying and the pace of closure is expected to quicken. The market (Christians) has largely disappeared or moved elsewhere. But it’s not just in this country it’s happening, but in the US as well as this post, The truth about Christian bookstores from Dan Edelen explains. For regular updates on Christian bookshops in the UK check out Phil Groom’s Christian Bookshops Blog…

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What you've been reading (02/10/08)

A permanent becoming by Alan Mann review by Phil GroomAtonement by Ian McEwan review by Tim ChesterDeath by Love by Mark Driscoll review by Tim ChalliesReimagining Church by Frank Viola review by Peter KirkA12 to Heaven by Phil Stoddart has moved Sean GreenThe Shack by William P Young reviewed by me As always you can order these books online at Illuminate or in the case of McEwans book call 01743 233657 and order it by phone. It will be with you in about 3 days.

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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