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2018 Reading Review

2018 Reading Review

It’s taken a while, but by popular demand, here at last is a review of the books that I read in 2018. Rather than a review of each book, I’ll start with some summary observations, and then divide into categories with a few thoughts in each. I’ve given a vague “*”…

2017 Reading Review

2017 Reading Review

I’ve been asked about it a few times already, so here it is: my review of my reading from 2017. Any suggestions for 2018? Let me know. Here’s some quick links: Science fiction Other fiction Christian life Technology Theology Christian history Christian ministry Top of the Pile (best books of…

…and the winner is?

…and the winner is?

 This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading Review

 This entry is part 10 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading ReviewAs with last year, it’s probably worth mentioning my favourite book overall. This year it’s a challenge, as I’ve read some absolute classics. As mentioned on the page about Christian classics, they all deserve being read – please,…

I’ve been reading… books on various theological topics

I’ve been reading… books on various theological topics

 This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading Review

 This entry is part 9 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading ReviewWhy trust the Bible? (Greg Gilbert) Let me start by saying that this little apologetic book is excellent. Lots of books on the reliability of the Bible have been written – and several were explicitly the basis of…

I’ve been reading… Christian ‘classics’

I’ve been reading… Christian ‘classics’

 This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading Review

 This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading ReviewSome books are deservedly described as ‘classics’. That often means they’re harder to read! But it’s worth it. This list contains two books that I’ve read this year which are indisputably ‘classics’, and another (‘True Devotion’) which has…

I’ve been reading… books on Christian living and ministry

I’ve been reading… books on Christian living and ministry

 This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading Review

 This entry is part 7 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading Review The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life / Slogging along in paths of righteousness (Dale Ralph Davis) I think devotional books are great – that is, books that help me meditate on what the…

I’ve been reading… pocket-sized Christian books

I’ve been reading… pocket-sized Christian books

 This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading Review

 This entry is part 6 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading ReviewThey’re easier to read, and often cheaper. Of course, that means sometimes my reading list is determined by my wallet rather than my discernment! But here’s the range that I’ve been working through this year, organised by publisher…

I’ve been reading… C.S. Lewis

I’ve been reading… C.S. Lewis

 This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading Review

 This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading ReviewIt’s been a long time since I’ve read the Chronicles of Narnia, so I decided to read them again – and what a treat! Here are some thoughts I’d put down after reading each of the classics – plus…

I’ve been reading… literary fiction

I’ve been reading… literary fiction

 This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading Review

 This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading ReviewAs well as some books for book club, this list includes that great author John Le Carré who, though writing espionage thrillers, writes in such a style as rightly belongs to this category. The Embassy of Cambodia (Zadie…

I’ve been reading… popular fiction

I’ve been reading… popular fiction

 This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading Review

 This entry is part 3 of 10 in the series 2016 Reading ReviewHitman Anders and the Meaning of It All (Jonas Jonasson) What a tragedy! Having loved Jonasson’s first two works (The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, and The Girl Who Saved the King…