Category: Book Reviews

Why Most of What You Believe About Poverty Is Wrong

The Alternative by Mauricio L. Miller This book was recommended to me recently as a bit of a ‘game changer’. It would have to be pretty special to beat Brian Fikkert’s, ‘When Helping Hurts’, but

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