Review! ‘Life, the Universe and Everything’

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Life, the Universe and Everything
An Aristotelian Philosophy for a Scientific Age

by Ric Machuga

ISBN: 9780718892739

“The book’s text is refreshingly nontechnical, and it would make an excellent companion for undergraduate teaching… And those who hold that metaphysics is a bunch of illogical non-sense are unlikely to accept that the ecumenical system-building on display here is a valid form of reasoning. Yet then again, one can hold either of these positions position and still value Machuga’s efforts as a heuristic. And on that front the book is given the highest recommendation.”

 

Gary Slater,
The Expository Times, Volume 125, Number 11, August 2014

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Review! ‘Ephesians: A New Covenant Commentary’

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Ephesians
A New Covenant Commentary

by Lynn H. Cohick

ISBN: 9780718892395

“This is a well-written commentary, which is easy to read and infused with dashes of ironic humor… A worthwhile commentary for ministers and students, for Cohick combines well-crafted explanations and arguments with fresh insights.”

 

Julie Woods,
Reviews in Religion & Theology, Volume 21, issue 3, July 2014

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Review! ‘Christian Theology and African Traditions’

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Christian Theology and African Traditions

by Matthew Michael

ISBN: 9780718892944

“A well researched contribution to the necessary interaction that must take place between Christian doctrine and African traditions… A masterpiece in the sense that it sets a pace for the objective religious engagement in a pluralistic religious continent. It is therefore, recommended for students of Christian studies, comparative studies, African studies, and general public readers.”

 

Richard Adetunbi Ogunleye,
Reviews in Religion & Theology, Volume 21, issue 3, July 2014

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Review! ‘The Church of England and the First World War’

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The Church of England and the First World War

by Alan Wilkinson

ISBN: 9780718893217

“…The spiritual effect, Wilkinson puts forward, reflected the experience of the people of Israel whilst in exile in Babylon. The experience led to them to ask penetrating spiritual questions about what they believed about life as well as being a catalyst to reconsidering their own interpretation of history. The spiritual effects of the coming of World War One on the people produced similar questions, according to Wilkinson…”.

 

The Reverend Rob Marshall,

BBC Radio 4- Thought for the Day – 28/06/2014
Record available on the BBC Website

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Review! ‘Romans’, by Craig Keener

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Romans

 A New Covenant Commentary

by Craig S. Keener


ISBN: 9780718842055

“…Keener’s Romans would serve well both as a broader, simpler commentary or as a second opinion alongside a large work…”

Lindsay Kennedy, http://www.mydigitalseminary.com, (June 9, 2014)

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Review! ‘How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?’

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How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?

And Twenty-Six Other Mysteries of Children’s Literature

by Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt

ISBN: 9780718893101

“…Avoiding any of those over-ingenious reinterpretation common among Sherlock Holmes fans, Butts and Hunt concentrate instead on odd facts and unusual queries… We need more books about children’s literature written with the same sense of informed delight about a genre that can be, ad often is, both memorable and endearing…”.

Nicholas Tucker, The Tablet, 26 April 2014

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Review! ‘Swimming with Dr Johnson and Mrs Thrale’

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Swimming with Dr Johnson and Mrs Thrale

Health and exercise in Eighteenth-Century England

by Julia Allen

ISBN: 9780718892760

“…let yourself be pulled out of the present,… and enjoy the pleasure of lingering amidst the images and poetic thoughts provided by the characters”.

 

Diana Garrist,

British Journal for the History of Science Issue 2, Volume 47 (June 2014)

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Review! ‘Legacy of the Founders’

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Legacy of the Founders

From Monks to Missionaries

by Nicki Verploegen


ISBN: 9780718892661

“…Undergraduate readers are… likely to have their imaginations stirred by the range of ways of following Christ amid changing realities… By focusing on the legacy left by the founders, Verploegen proposes both a historically grounded rationale for the missiological task of ongoing attunement to the signs of the times as well as a foundation upon which ‘new geniuses’ can build as they forge faithful spiritualities suited to the unique challenges of the twetny-first century (134)”

 

Patrick W.T. Johnson, Missiology: an International Review Issue 4, Volume 41 (2014)

 

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Review! ‘Herbert Hensley Henson’, A Biography

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Herbert Hensley Henson

A biography

by John S. Peart-Binns

ISBN: 9780718893026

“Mr. Peart-Binns has written a riveting portrayal of one of the most complex Church of England Bishops of the twentieth century. He probes with sympathy and imagination Henson’s combination of contradiction and insight, and the work amounts to a fastidious contribution to a historical perspective of the contemporary Church of England.”

 

The Reverend Professor Stephen W. Sykes, Former Bishop of Ely (May 2014)

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Review! ‘How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?’

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How Did Long John Silver Lose his Leg?

And Twenty-Six Other Mysteries of Children’s Literature

by Dennis Butts and Peter Hunt

ISBN: 9780718893101

“… Hunt suggests either that the sacrifice of Bobbie’s character to the dramatic moment is justified – and/or that the emotional dynamics of the best seller mean that we willingly suspend our disbelief. Nesbit on one side, and her readers on the other, collude in the illusion of a neat and satisfying world. Well, of course, The answer to these suggestions is ‘yes’ and ‘yes'”
John Entwisle,
The Edith Nesbit Society, Newsletter No. 75 (March 2014)

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