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The Talmud – A Biography

I bought “The Talmud – A Biography: Banned, censored and burned. The book they couldn’t suppress” by Harry Freedman after hearing him deliver his talk as part of the Gibraltar Literary Festival 2014. This biography is a biography of a book. Not just … Continue reading

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The man who turned his home into a public library If you put all the books you own on the street outside your house, you might expect them to disappear in a trice. But one man in Manila tried it … Continue reading

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Canon Andrew White – On speaking-up?

Faith Under Fire, by Canon Andrew White “We can never forget what the Lutheran pastor and theologian Martin Niemöller reportedly told representatives of the Confessing Church in Frankfurt on 6 January 1946: They came first for the Communists, And I … Continue reading

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A New Christian Manifesto ~Bob Ekblad

A New Christian Manifesto ~Bob Ekblad I am being rocked and deeply challenged by some of Bob Ekblad's ideas!  He approaches being a disciple of Christ as an invitation to sign-up to God's agenda of changing the world through the … Continue reading

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Singing the Lord’s Song in a Strange Land (Rev Dr Joseph E Lowery)

Just finished reading Singing the Lord’s Song in a Strange Land by Rev Dr Joseph E Lowery. This guy has spent his whole life fighting discrimination and racial inequality.  I really liked the book and it has stirred up the … Continue reading

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1000 Dollars and an Idea ~ Sam Wyly

I just finished reading this incredible book.  Part-biography, part-inspirational, part-business book, the incredible and impressive life and achievements of Texan Billionaire Sam Wyly.  From very poor beginnings he pioneered the fields of computing and electronic commerce…. and then went on … Continue reading

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Book: Madoff the man who stole $65Billion

I just finished reading this book about Bernard Madoff.  There is something about a good business book that really gets me hooked.  In this volume, Erin Arvelund looks behind the headlines to give the reader an inside view into how someone like Bernie … Continue reading

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Over to you: What are your top 5 books ever?

OK I’m a major book nerd freak enthusiast.  I am ALWAYS reading.  I take books to the supermarket, I read books whilst I wait in the queue to pass into Spain…… I even once was caught reading a book whilst … Continue reading

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On Writing (Stephen King)

I have just finished reading On Writing by Stephen King.   There are several gems to take home in this book (If you can stomach the language, that is….. definitely not grandma’s cup of tea).  These are a couple to whet your appetite: … Continue reading

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Reading the Bible with the damned (Bob Ekblad)

This book has been part of my summer reading.  I am really digging Bob Ekblad.  It reads like a person’s struggles to contextualise and incarnate the good news – thank the Heavens it’s not another stale volume on evangelism or missional … Continue reading

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