Holiday musings…

My wife and I were recently away for a few days on holiday and I got some much needed time to catch up on some much needed reading, much needed because my ‘to read/review’ shelf has been bursting at the seems. We were only away for a few days and I didn’t do as muchContinue reading “Holiday musings…”

The Beginning of the Gospel

If you know me personally and know the kind of ministry I’ve been involved in for the last few years, it will be no secret to you that I love Mark’s Gospel. over the years I’ve read it so many times in one-to-one settings, I’ve preached sections of it, I’ve taught it to others andContinue reading “The Beginning of the Gospel”

Shepherding The Pastor

Being fresh out of seminary or Bible college and heading into full-time ministry is a steep learning curve. That’s possibly one of the reasons for the training model that I was trained in which puts an emphasis on working in the local church whilst studying at seminary to give you the practical outworking of theologyContinue reading “Shepherding The Pastor”

Baptist Confession of Faith (1689)

Confessions and creeds, in some places within the global church, have been forgotten and that should sadden us. Creeds and confessions are important to help us keep our understanding of theology within the realm of orthodoxy and to help us discern good theology from heresy. Without confessions and creeds the church is more susceptible toContinue reading “Baptist Confession of Faith (1689)”

Apologetics, Dating, Marriage, Sex and Womanhood

Many books are written each year focusing on some of the topics that occupy our society and our emotional energy as Christians. Some book are written for pastors and teachers, some for parents and guardians and so on. However, few books are written to equip and encourage students / young adults in growing in theirContinue reading “Apologetics, Dating, Marriage, Sex and Womanhood”

Conspiracy theories, culture, chemistry and rest

Every year there are thousands upon thousands of books published, even in the Christian world there are so many books out there. Different publishers, different authors and different topics, so it’s no wonder that many Christians feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of material and don’t know what book to read next. That’s why thisContinue reading “Conspiracy theories, culture, chemistry and rest”

Kid’s corner

One of the benefits of getting books from publishers and authors to review is that I often get my hands on some really good children’s books! Most of them tell stories from the Bible, or about faithful Christians, all designed to point children from an early age to see the goodness of the gospel andContinue reading “Kid’s corner”

Belong, Gather and Welcome

The church is a wonderful place, a mixed bag of people from all different walks of life and backgrounds, from different countries and different social classes and yet all bound together by their faith in Jesus Christ. In 2021 Tony Merida wrote a great book Love Your Church (see my review here) now the GoodContinue reading “Belong, Gather and Welcome”

Jesus through the eyes of women, marriage, friendship, counselling and mental health issues

One of the blessings of being a book reviewer is that I am often sent really good and helpful books to read. One of the issues of being a book reviewer is that I don’t always have the time to write in-depth reviews on each book. Therefore, every once in a while I write postsContinue reading “Jesus through the eyes of women, marriage, friendship, counselling and mental health issues”