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If you’ve ever had the misfortune to visit the places I’ve lived in, or the house I share with my wonderful wife, you may have noticed that I have a few books. If you live locally, or know me offline, I’d love to lend them to you – see my Librarything profile. Regardless, one of the key ways I can live out a bit of my calling is to read books, and offer reviews of them. I think reading is vital for Christians, and people of no faith, but I also recognise that it is very difficult to find the time to read books. In my reviews I try to engage with the substance of what a book is saying, sometimes in a long-form critical review, other times in a sustained recommendation. Every review is different. To see all of them at once, you can just click on the ‘Book Reviews’ Category, but here I’ll collect them by theme, over time.

This page is gradually becoming a hub for all the book reviews I’ve written, as I port them across from my old blog, tweak them, and republish them. The ‘dates of publication’ thus represent their original publication date, rather than when they first appeared on this blog. Below, though, in Alphabetical Categories, are all of them, eventually…

Books about Jesus

Book Review: God With Us, by Rowan Williams,
Book Review: Jesus, the Only Way to God? by John Piper,
Book Review: Jesus Saves, but How? by Steve Burnhope,

Books about the Bible

Book Review: Unbreakable, by Andrew Wilson (A great little book about what Jesus said about the Bible)

Books about the Vineyard/Charismatic Theology

Book Review: Words, Wonders and Power, by Martyn Percy
Book Review: Empowered Evangelicals by Rich Nathan and Ken Wilson,
Book Review: Stepping into the Impossible, by Mark Marx,
Book Review: Post-Charismatic 2.0 by Robby McAlpine,
Book Review: Full Gospel, Fractured Minds? By Rick M. Nanez,
Book Review: Holy Fire, by R. T. Kendall,
Book Review: The Spirit-Filled Church, by Terry Virgo,

Books about Justice

Book Review: Scars Across Humanity, by Elaine Storkey,

Books about Culture, etc 

Book Review: A Wilderness of Mirrors, by Mark Meynell
Book Review: Silence, by Shusaku Endo,
Book Review: Incarnational Humanism, by Jens Zimmerman,
Book Review: A Brief Theology of Sport, by Lincoln Harvey,

Books about Sex and Sexuality

Book Review: Raising Teens in a Hyper-Sexualised World, by Eliza Huie,
Book Review: A Better Story, by Glynn Harrison,
Book Review: Journeys in Grace and Truth, edited by Jayne Ozanne,
Book Review: Satisfaction Guaranteed, by Jonathan Berry with Rob Wood,
Book Review: A Letter to My Congregation, by Ken Wilson,
Book Review: What is the Meaning of Sex? by Denny Burk,
Book Review: This Momentary Marriage, by John Piper,

Books about Being Human

Book Review: Being Human in God’s World by Gordon McConville
Book Review: Being Human, by Steve Chalke,
Book Review: Theological Anthropology, a Guide for the Perplexed, by Marc Cortez,

Books about Evangelicalism

Book Review: Prophet of Purpose, by Jeffrey L. Sheller (a biography of Rick Warren)

Book Reviews about Anglicanism

Book Review: Feed my Sheep, ed. by Lee Gatiss,

Book Reviews about Church History

Book Review: The Unquenchable Flame, by Mike Reeves,
Book Review: Know the Heretics, by Justin Holcomb,

Books about Theology – For Everyone

Book Review: Visual Theology, by Tim Challies and Josh Byers,
Book Review: Justification, 5 Views, edited by Bielby and Eddy.

Books about Theology – Academic

Book Review: Words of Power by Jem Bloomfield,
Book Review: Unity and Diversity, by Oscar Cullmann,

Books about the Trinity

Book Review: The Essential Trinity, edited by Brandon Crowe and Carl Trueman,

Books about Leadership

Book Review: Church Leadership, by Ray Evans,
Book Review: To Fly, To Serve, by Adrian Reynolds (a great little book on preaching!)

Books about Mental Health

Book Review: The Perfectionism Book, by Will Van Der Hart and Rob Waller.
Book Review: The Big Ego Trip, by Glynn Harrison,

Books about Apologetics

Book Review: Letter to a Christian Nation, by Sam Harris,

Books about Pastoral issues

Book Review: Some Words for Another Time, by Ken Benjamin (a little book about grief and grieving)
Book Review: The Pastor’s Kid, by Barnabas Piper,

Books about Eschatology (The End of the World, Heaven, Hell, etc)

Book Review: Surprised by Hope, by Tom Wright,
Book Review: Is Hell for Real? (Multi-Contributor volume, conservative evangelical, but excellent in my opinion)

Books about Disability/Disabilty Theology

Book Review: Disability in the Christian Tradition, ed. John Swinton and Brian Brock,

Books about Discipleship/Christian Living

Book Review: The Sunshine of the Gospel, edited by Dave Bish,
Book Review: Humility, by C. J. Mahaney,
Book Review: The Radical Disciple, byJohn Stott.