All Book articles – Page 2

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    The end of woman - Carrie Gress

    2023-11-28T13:51:00Z

    Until recently, only a few lone voices dared question whether feminism was really good for women, or society as a whole. That has changed. Unfortunately, some of the new critics are deeply misogynistic and unpleasant, such as much-discussed influencer Andrew Tate. Christians with more traditional values need ...

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    Amazing grace - James Walvin

    2023-11-28T13:51:00Z

    There are many books on the story of the perennially favourite hymn, ‘Amazing grace’, but few are as wide-ranging as this one. Most focus exclusively on the life of John Newton, a former slave trader turned priest who wrote the words back in 1772, but James ...

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    I am asking in the name of God - Pope Francis

    2023-11-28T13:51:00Z

    This is Pope Francis’ manifesto for divine transformation in a world that he suggests is in crisis. The tone is like that of a devoted but concerned father, passing on some of the wisdom and insights he has gathered over a long life, well lived. From the ...

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    Hopeward - Dai Hankey

    2023-11-28T13:50:00Z

    Cardiff-based pastor Dai Hankey has written a lovely little book for Christians who aren’t giving up, but are weary. The author, a former skateboarder and DJ, points us to a longer, slower, deeper faith; or as he puts it in relation to Jesus: “his invitation to the ...

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    The blind seer and the gift of love - Roger Haydon Mitchell

    2023-11-28T13:50:00Z

    How often do you think about the Roman Empire? According to TikTok, if you’re a man, it’s anything from twice a week to several times a day. Whether or not there’s anything in that claim, this book makes twice a week look like rookie numbers. The Blind ...

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    Loving our own bones - Julia Watts Belser

    2023-10-25T13:02:00Z

    “Everything I know about God comes through these disabled bones,” writes Julia Watts Belser, historian of ancient religion, Jewish rabbi and disabled activist. In her latest book, Loving Our Own Bones (Hodder & Stoughton), these three strands of her identity combine in a provocative and scholarly commentary ...

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    Have a little faith - Kate Bottley

    2023-10-25T11:08:00Z

    “That vicar off the telly” is how Rev Kate Bottley is known to millions. In her debut book, Bottley sets out her down-to-earth wisdom on success, love, strength, conflict, confidence, loneliness and grief. That sounds like it could be hard-going, except it’s not. It’s like sitting down ...

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    Heroes or villains? - Jeannie Kendall

    2023-10-25T10:37:00Z

    When Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn famously declared: “The line separating good and evil passes not through states, nor between classes, nor between political parties…but right through every human heart”, he was reminding us that humans are complex creatures, capable of good, evil and everything in-between. When it comes to ...

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    The sound of musings - Bryony Wood

    2023-10-25T10:30:00Z

    If you like The Sound of Music, then you will love this book. Bryony Wood connects many aspects of the life of faith to the famous narrative of Maria, the would-be nun who became the governess of the von Trapp children and, eventually, their stepmother, and wife ...

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    Downtime: Our TV, book and music recommendations

    2023-10-25T10:29:00Z

    Here’s what the Premier Christianity team are reading, watching and listening to this month

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    Francis Spufford: ‘Christianity is for adults like me, who mess up and see no way out’

    2023-10-24T10:43:00Z

    The critically acclaimed author talks about swearing, messing up his marriage and why Christian art is sometimes a little bit rubbish

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    Saturated with God - Malcolm Macdonald

    2023-08-31T10:04:00Z

    You may think a book about revival is for a certain calibre of Christian. That’s not the case. This book is for every believer and, after reading it, you will feel that you have been fed an extraordinary meal. Malcolm Macdonald challenges us to consider how thirsty ...

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    Why less means more - Cathy Madavan

    2023-08-31T10:01:00Z

    Sometimes the title of a book or the chapter headings alone grab your attention. As a reader, you instinctively know: This book will do you good. Cathy Madavan does not disappoint with her latest title. Less complexity, more clarity. Less pace, more space. Less random, more rhythm. ...

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    Transforming Love - Amy Boucher Pye

    2023-08-31T10:00:00Z

    Martha and Mary are often used to represent action or contemplation, while their brother, Lazarus, appears in one of Jesus’ most spectacular miracles. But by reducing the family to stereotypes, we miss so much argues Amy Boucher Pye in Transforming Love, which sees her bring a new ...

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    Strange new world - Carl R Trueman

    2023-08-31T09:59:00Z

    The world’s values have changed rapidly in the past decade. Critics have attributed such changes to the decline in Christian belief, or an upsurge in Marxist thinking of oppressor vs oppressed. But Carl Trueman’s work shows that it’s a lot more complicated than that. He defines the ...

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    Summer reading guide: 18 books to add to your list

    2023-07-25T12:52:00Z

    The Premier Christianity team (and friends!) pick their favourite books to get you through your holidays

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    The Ultimate guide to the Bible - Joseph M Holden

    2023-07-03T13:42:00Z

    The principle of representing the Bible’s wealth of information in graphic form is a noble one. But it’s already been done. The Infographic Bible: Visualising the drama of God’s word (William Collins) was rightly hailed as “innovative” when it was released in 2018. It’s one of the ...

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    The Final Lap - John Wyatt

    2023-07-03T13:41:00Z

    This little book helpfully explores the three major transitions we face as we grow older – from working life to retirement; from independence to being dependent on others; and from living to dying. It is well-written and readable, with many useful insights. With only 61 pages of ...

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    Timothy Keller - Collin Hansen

    2023-07-03T13:41:00Z

    The late Timothy Keller was a masterful preacher and an inspiration to Western Christians who desire to winsomely share their faith in an increasingly sceptical and sometimes hostile culture. But rather than focus on Dr Keller’s life story, The Gospel Coalition editor Collin Hansen has written a ...

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    Created to Dream - Rick Warren

    2023-07-03T13:40:00Z

    Created to Dream is Rick Warren’s first book in ten years. Fans of The Purpose Driven Life will be pleased to see the pastor retaining his accessible and down-to-earth approach to theology. This book is full of Warren’s hard-won wisdom when it comes to achieving the goals ...