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August 2015 book reviews

Now that I am slightly less sick and able to read again, here are some reviews… The Book of the Dun Cow, Walter Wangerin, Jr. Chauntecleer the Rooster is the noble Lord of his region in a world without humans, and he must rally a ‘fellowship of the meek’ to […]

Holiness For Ordinary People: book review

Arthur and I find ourselves in the Aussie reformed evangelical camp, but both of us have significant streams of influence from Holiness / Wesleyan / Methodist traditions from earlier in our lives. We’ve re-discovered these most recently by following Seedbed, which is how I picked up a copy of ‘Holiness […]

Super short reviews of 4 books about Africa

Preachers of Another Gospel, Femi Adeleye All the examples in this theological and pastoral take down of prosperity gospel are African, so you don’t need to ‘leave’ Africa for this discussion. The author also offers positive examples of Christian discipleship and interaction with prosperity from his Nigerian background, so the […]

May 2015 book reviews

The Strays, Emily Bitto Winner of The Stella Prize for this year, this novel reminded me of Doris Lessig’s The Golden Notebook in its retrospective angle on a historical social movement, except that in The Strays I also felt like I actually got to know the characters though they were […]