All blog posts in the 'Reviews' category

10 Great Podcasts to Kick off your New Year

Submitted by Lizzie_G on Fri, 05/01/2018 - 13:16

Podcasts are increasingly popular and a fantastic way to learn something new, engage with faith or have a good laugh.

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Book Review: The Practical Prophet

Submitted by SCM on Thu, 28/04/2016 - 09:51

Barry Rogerson reviews Moira Chan-Yeung's book, The Practical Prophet.

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Book Review: Together for the Common Good - Towards a National Conversation

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 15/03/2016 - 15:10

Gareth Banton reviews 'Together for the Common Good - Towards a National Conversation'.

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Book Review: The Upside-Down Bible

Submitted by SCM on Tue, 08/03/2016 - 13:01

Ruth Wilde reviews The Upside-Down Bible: What Jesus really said about money, sex and violence.

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The Grapes of Wrath Review

Submitted by Stephen on Thu, 25/06/2015 - 09:53

The Grapes of Wrath is a 1939 novel by John Steinbeck, following the plight of an Oklahoma family, the Joads, their migrancy to California and their search for work. I must start with this quote from chapter twenty-five:
‘The smell of rot fills the country... Dump potatoes in the rivers and place guards along the banks to keep the hungry people from fishing them out. Slaughter the pigs and bury them, and let the putrescence drip down into the earth.

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Walking Gently On The Earth Book Review

Submitted by Stephen on Thu, 28/05/2015 - 12:07

‘What if we had to answer to the global community more directly for our choices?’ This is the central question posed by two visionary and challenging authors, Lisa McMinn and her daughter Megan Anna Neff. Walking Gently On The Earth exposes how our individual day-to-day actions can have huge consequences on the global village in which we live. They elaborate;

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'No Future Without Forgiveness' Review

Submitted by SCM on Mon, 18/05/2015 - 10:00

Jane Hodgson reviews Archbishop Desmond Tutu's book, 'No Future Without Forgiveness'.

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'Small Is Beautiful' Review

Submitted by Stephen on Thu, 14/05/2015 - 10:06

‘We know too much about ecology today to have any excuse for the many abuses that are currently going on in the management of the land, in the management of animals, in food storage, food processing, and in heedless urbanisation. If we permit them, this is not due to poverty, as if we could not afford to stop them; it is due to the fact that, as a society, we have no firm basis of belief in any meta-economic values, and when there is no such belief, the economic calculus takes over.’ Page 96

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'Resurrection Year' Review

Submitted by Lizzie_G on Fri, 27/03/2015 - 10:00

Resurrection Year is an honest and emotive book that touches on one of the key barriers to faith: suffering. It’s a memoir written by Sheridan Voysey, a speaker, writer and broadcaster on faith and spirituality. It follows Sheridan and his wife Merryn’s journey as they try to heal from the heart breaking conclusion that they will never have children.

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