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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Review! ‘Say It Again, Sam!’

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Say It Again, Sam!

by Grenville Kent

ISBN: 9780718892715

The subject of Grenville Kent’s ‘Say It Again Sam!’ is repetition in biblical narrative. He deduces from his study that repeating things is a creative way of communicating which helps to build plot, character, and structure. With particular reference to 1 Samuel 28, he makes his case using the theories of narrative film studies to show how approaching this topic differently might help to keep biblical exegesis fresh.”

 

Church Times 30 May 2014

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Review! ‘Men Of One Book’ A Comparison of Two Methodist Preachers, John Wesley and George Whitefield

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Men Of One Book

A Comparison of Two Methodist Preachers, John Wesley and George Whitefield

by Ian J. Maddock

ISBN: 9780718892616

“…Maddock attempts to move beyond the ‘polarized and partisan’ (p. 2) nature of much of the historical writing on the more obvious personality and theological differences that set them apart… Through a discussion of their itinerant ministries, and an examination of their attidudes towards the Bible in their printed sermons, Maddock sees many commonalities…”

 

David Ceri Jones,
Proceedings of the Wesley Historical Society, Volume 59 Part 5 (May 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

 

“…The Author of this fine new biography has earned his spurs as the doyen of episcopal biographers… Peart-Binns’ biography quotes deliciously waspish assessments of clerics and their foibles from his daily journal entries…”

 

Brian Porter,
The Melbourne Anglican, (June 2014)

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