Found 12 resource(s) in 'Book Reviews', for October 2018.
Reviews (all) for October 18Bible Stories Gone Even More Crazy! Fresh From the Word 2019 – the Bible for Change The Lion Storyteller Bible Addiction and Pastoral Care All Things Anglican – who we are and what we believe Anxious Times Bible Puzzles for Fun Taming the Beast Within – shedding the stereotypes of personality disorder Toxic People –... (1568 words)
Bible Stories Gone Even More Crazy!By Juliet David & Emiliano Migliardo, Lion Children’s Books, £6.99 Eight Bible stories are depicted in intense colour and comic, cartoony illustrations. There is a sentence or two explaining the scene at the top, and then details to spot, mistakes to find and questions to answer along the sides of the picture. Was there really... (126 words)
Fresh From the Word 2019 – the Bible for ChangeBy Nathan Eddy, Monarch, £9.99 The pace of life is unrelenting, and even the church can feel driven and rushed. So this coming year, consider life in the ‘modern’ desert – a place of stillness, waiting, and hoping – which we will explore next Lent with our unique blend of writers from around the world.... (157 words)
The Lion Storyteller BibleBy Bob Hartman, Lion Children’s Books, £10.99 For thousands of years, the stories in the Bible have been passed on from generation to generation. This popular retelling of many well-loved stories from the Old and New Testaments is ideal for sharing with children today. First to be read aloud, and then read alone – it... (63 words)
Addiction and Pastoral CareBy Nicolas Roberts & Alister McGrath, DPHil, DD, Canterbury Press, £14.99 Addiction can take many forms and there can hardly be a minister, or a prison, college or school’s chaplain who will not have encountered its damaging effects on individuals, their families and local communities. Each year there are several thousand drug-related and alcohol related... (149 words)
All Things Anglican – who we are and what we believeBy Marcus Throup, Canterbury Press, £12.99 Here is a lively and accessible introduction to Anglicanism, for anyone wanting to know what makes it distinctive. Whether you are training for Anglican orders, are curious about another denomination or would like to join an Anglican Church, this guide will introduce you to the basics of Anglican identity... (115 words)
Anxious TimesBy Carmel Thomason, BRF, £4.99 A book of 24 undated reflections drawing on a range of relevant Bible passages to offer genuine hope and encouragement in anxious times. Encompassing the very human emotions of fear and anxiety, the reflections encourage us to draw comfort and strength from God’s Word even in those times when He... (86 words)
Bible Puzzles for FunBy Tony Spiller, BRF, £8.99 84 puzzles – crosswords, anagrams, word searches, mazes, spirals and others – will make you puzzle over the Bible, increase your biblical knowledge and give you hours of fun. Be ready for some surprises on the way! (40 words)
Taming the Beast Within – shedding the stereotypes of personality disorderBy Peter Tyrer, SPCK, £9.99 Controversy and confusion surround personality disorder (PD). Long dismissed as impossible to treat, PD has become a catch-all for various conditions, abounding with negative stereotypes and incorrect information. Now, revised and simpler classifications devised for the World Health Organization (WHO) should make diagnosis and treatment more straightforward. This book, by... (194 words)
Toxic People – dealing with dysfunctional relationshipsBy Tim Cantopher, SPCK, £9.99 Jeremy Vine of BBC Radio 2 has called this a ‘brilliant book about how we identify the often-charming people – who only spread misery.’ Some people are so stressful, they can actually make us ill. Gameplayers, bullies, users and abusers – all can become a risk to our health and... (166 words)
Where We Are – the State of Britain NowBy Roger Scruton, Continuum, £15.29 Addressing one of the most politically turbulent periods in modern British history, philosopher Roger Scruton asks how, in these circumstances, we can come to define our identity, and what in the coming years will hold us together. To what are our duties owed and why? How do we respond to... (165 words)
The Burden is Light: liberating your life from the tyranny of performance and successBy Jon Tyson, Authentic Books, £12.99 A NYC pastor inspires readers to find their most meaningful and purposeful life. Surprising to many, this life is not measured by success, comparison, or accolades. Rather, free and joyful living stems from a God-centred celebration of our union with Christ and the lives of those around us. Life... (153 words)
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