Book Review: Living Faithfully by John Pritchard @SPCKPublishing

Living Faithfully by John Pritchard Published by SPCK Publishing on April 2013 Genres: Christian Life Pages: 192 Format: Paperback The faith we proclaim on Sunday is just as relevant to the rest of the week. However, too often the teaching and support that church life offers us can seem aimed at deepening our personal commitment to Christ and our involvement in church activities, rather than enabling us to live out our faith at work and in the world. We need to close the gap between sacred and secular, and that’s what this book aims to help us do. Each chapter…

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Book Review: New Testament Wisdom For Everyone @SPCKPublishing

New Testament Wisdom For Everyone by Tom Wright Series: ...For Everyone Also in this series: Job for Everyone Published by SPCK Publishing on April 2013 Genres: Biblical Studies, Commentary Pages: 160 Format: Paperback To follow Jesus we have to learn to think inside out, in looking-glass fashion: what the world counts as great is foolishness, and what the world counts as folly is the true wisdom. Cling on to your life and you’ll lose it; give everything you’ve got to following Jesus, including life itself, and you’ll win it. In every generation there are, it seems, a few people who…

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Book Review: Job for Everyone @SPCKPublishing

Job for Everyone by John Goldingay Series: For Everyone Series Also in this series: New Testament Wisdom For Everyone Published by SPCK Publishing on April 2013 Genres: Biblical Studies, Commentary Pages: 224 Format: Paperback   Why do bad things happen to good people?   Job is a good man, blessed with children and great riches. Then, for no apparent reason, he is abandoned to terrible suffering. His children die, his wealth is stolen and he develops a foul disease. His wife tells him to curse God, and his friends no longer believe he’s the upright man they thought he was.…

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A New Kind of Christian by Brian D. McLaren @SPCKPublishing

A New Kind of Christin by Brian D. McLaren Published by SPCK Publishing on January 2013 Genres: Culture, Emerging Church Pages: 320 Format: Paperback The first instalment of Brian McLaren’s trilogy recounts a lively and intimate conversation between fictional characters Pastor Dan Poole and his daughter’s high school science teacher, Neil Oliver. They reflect together about faith, doubt, reason, mission, leadership, and spiritual practice in the emerging postmodern world.   A New Kind of Christian offers a tale of hope and spiritual renewal for those who thought they had to give up on faith, God and church. A New Kind of…

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Book Review: Faith and the Creeds by Alister McGrath @SPCKPublishing

Faith and the Creeds by Alister McGrath Series: Christian Belief for Everyone #1 Published by SPCK Publishing on February 2013 Genres: Apologetics, Doctrine, Theology Pages: 128 Format: Paperback The Christian Belief for Everyone series comprises five reliable, accessible and readable guides to the basic ideas of the Christian faith. Full of stories and helpful illustrations, these guides have been written primarily for ordinary churchgoers but will also appeal to interested readers outside the church. The approach Alister McGrath adopts is non-denominational, very similar to the ‘mere Christianity’ advocated by C. S. Lewis. Indeed, the series may be seen as a…

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