Found 8 resource(s) in 'Book Reviews', for August 2018.
Reviews (all)The Vikings – From Odin to Christ – The forgotten story of the ‘Christian Vikings’ Caves Discovery – when did we start asking questions? More Than Just Pretty – discover your true value, beauty and purpose After the Fire – finding words for Grenfell Tell It Together – 50 tell-together Bible stories to share Walking... (1044 words)
The Vikings – From Odin to Christ– The forgotten story of the ‘Christian Vikings’ By Martyn Whittock and Hannah Whittock, LionHudson, £9.99 We are all familiar with the fierce pagan warriors that burst out of Scandinavia during the eighth century, plundering, ravaging and shedding blood wherever they went. A lesser-known fact about these infamous pillagers is that the majority converted to... (141 words)
Caves Discovery – when did we start asking questions?By Julia Golding, Andrew Briggs, Roger Wagner and Brett Hudson, LionChildren, £5.99 A good book for children this summer. Meet Harriet, Darwin’s pet tortoise, and Milton, Schrodinger’s indecisive cat, on a time-travelling quest of discovery. First stop, the cave paintings drawn by our human ancestors. Did these pictures mean anything and what can they tell... (103 words)
More Than Just Pretty – discover your true value, beauty and purposeBy Jessie Faerber, SPCK, £6.39 Prettier. Smarter. Funnier. Thinner. Those are the other girls, not us. We girls know what it’s like to feel inadequate. Despite our best efforts, we constantly compare ourselves to the models in magazines, the selfies we see on Instagram, and even our closest friends. But we’re worth so much more... (120 words)
Walking with Domestic Abuse SufferersBy Helen Thorne, IVP, £7.99 If only this book weren’t needed. If only men and women didn’t beat their partners. If only spouses didn’t cruelly manipulate and control. If only people didn’t bully elderly relatives . . . Most incidents go under the radar, and it is estimated that only around a third come to... (124 words)
After the Fire – finding words for GrenfellBy Alan Everett, Canterbury Press, £12.99 In the immediate aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, the local parish church became a focal point of the relief effort, and a gathering place for a traumatised community. In the months that followed, it worked closely with other community and faith groups to provide a compassionate network of... (156 words)
Tell It Together – 50 tell-together Bible stories to shareBy Renita Boyle, BRF, £8.99 Storytelling is a vital skill for everyone in ministry of any kind. Everything we are and everything we do revolves around the big story of God’s love for us and how we respond to it. Tell It Together combines stories that have been written to read well aloud with tools... (132 words)
Dying Well, Dying FaithfullyBy John Wyatt, IVP, £9.99 We cannot choreograph our own death, but we can die well. This is a book for those who are facing death. It is also for their relatives, friends and carers. John Wyatt looks at recent trends in dying. He examines the ‘art of dying’, a Christian tradition from the past.... (150 words)
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