Thursday, 01 December 2011 16:25
Few issues generate as much heat among Christians (and non Christians!) as the politics of the Middle East generally, and Israel in particularly. It was almost with a sigh of relief that I read this excellent book of essays by theologians who discuss what the scriptures actually tell us about the Holy Land and God’s promises.
Thursday, 03 November 2011 02:13
Some details of John Newton’s exceptional life will be known to many, such as his authorship of the hymn “Amazing Grace” and his miraculous conversion in a life-threatening storm aboard a slave trader vessel.
But this book by former British Cabinet Minister and prison convert Jonathan Aitken tells so much more about Newton’s life. Aitken’s book is gripping and inspirational with short, punchy chapters full of fascinating detail about Newton’s early life, his tumultuous and rebellious years at sea in the British and merchant navies and horrendous experiences as a mate and captain of slave traders.