Category: Book Reviews

A Transatlantic Elegy For An American Hillbilly

I got a tweet from an American friend a while back. “Give this book a try”, he wrote. “It’s a New York Times bestseller and everybody is going on about it. I’d be curious to

Killing Our Sin Before It Kills Us: A Book Review

So, it’s been a while. I can’t remember the last time I wrote a book review on the site. It’s not down to a lack of reading, more a lack of time these days. But,

GOD: Is He Out There?

We’ve just published a new resource called God: Is He Out There? If God exists, prove it then? If God exists, what does it have to do with me? If all this is true, now

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What Exactly Is Poverty Anyway?

This post is adapted from Church in Hard Places: How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy by Mez McConnell and Mike McKinley. Poverty can be a tricky thing to get your

A Review Of A Dangerous Children’s Book..

Originally posted on 4 February, 2016 Well, the title seems innocuous enough. It has some nice things said by (semi) influential/important people on the back. One of whom can’t wait to read it with his

Why Does Misrepresenting Jesus Harm The Poor? CiHP BLOG 1/5

This post is adapted from Church in Hard Places: How the Local Church Brings Life to the Poor and Needy by Mez McConnell and Mike McKinley. Between my time church planting in Brazil and my

Discipline (3/4) – How Do We Practice Church Discipline In The Schemes?

This is part 3 of a series on church discipline. The first part is here. The second is here. We have understood the need for church discipline in the life of a healthy church. We

Discipline (1/4) – Isn't Church Discipline Just An Excuse To Control & Abuse People?

The following is a four part series based largely on the work of Jonathan Leeman and his book, Church Discipline. How The Church Protects The Name Of Jesus. We live in an anti-authoritarian culture that

Are Christians Hurting People While Easing Their Social Consciences?

Originally posted on 15 September, 2015 Robert D Lupton, the author of this book, is something of a hero in these parts. His first book, Toxic Charity, was written to reveal the truth behind many

We Know We Should Counsel People But How Do We Actually DO It In The Local Church?

Originally posted on 13 July, 2015 There is lots of chat about counselling in church circles right now. CCEF have done a fine job of pushing it to the fore in many biblically minded congregations.