Book Review: The Nail (Stephen Cottrell) @SPCKpublishing


SPCK Publishing have asked me to start reviewing books for them. I have to be honest, this is such a privilege and I’m really grateful to SPCK for asking me to be a reviewer! I feel very unworthy and all that jazz, but as of today, my first SPCK review is available!

Please do buy and read The Nail by Stephen Cottrell. It’s a brilliant read.

If you’re deliberating and deciding on whether to invest in this book, then I suggest you read my review!

Thanks readers!

Dean Roberts

Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hรขf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre. Read More @

  • colin..I read that article on the vicar.. its faouubls.. for at school I had teacher by the name John Grimes (look him up on the net.. influential chap in those ethics/morals/modern multi faith circles) who did pretty much the same thing cranmer wrote about.. funnily enough if you look carefully into hinduism you will find that various faiths were united under the brand of hinduism.. so even if the current heads of whatever hindu sects disagree you will find that hinduism will provides for any faith to integrate itself under it; i.e. notice the belief through various deities.. did you ever wonder how we ended up with so many gods all slight variations of one another performing the same function.. ๐Ÿ™‚ and this kind of new religionism perfectly appeals to my situationalistic beliefs.. i.e. I can marry 4 wives (islam – no divorce payments needed – lol), believe that I can do what I want as long as my karma account is in the positive at the end of it(hinduism – i’ve written the article you suggested, do look it up), and also claim that I can eat all kinds of meat (christianity – love good food)… and also choose whatever beliefs are to my advantage from any other religions that exist.. brilliant.. this new multifaith thing appeals to me most definitely… :):):)