2019: Reading Highlights

These are in no particular order and I've picked them out as the ones I gave 5* to on my Goodreads page - you can see the rest here. The observant may well be able to discern themes and current…

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Q Marks the Spot 134 (December 2019)

Sacred Treasure One man mission - a fascinating story about reviving Welsh chapels - and fascinating it gets such a high profile on the BBCJames Hannam has written one of my favourite books of history (God's Philosophers: How the Mediaeval…

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Q Marks the Spot 133 (November 2019)

Sacred Treasure When C. S. Lewis predicted our doom: on his Abolition of Man and That Hideous StrengthFascinating: Does Science Disprove Adam and Eve? An Interview with a Biologist and a MathematicianSome very helpful and intriguing visualisations of biblical data…

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Q Marks the Spot 132 (October 2019)

Sacred Treasure A friend who pastors in Hong Kong tackles the church's divisions in the face of political turmoil and social unrest. We would do well to listen, here in Brexit Britain...The Simple Pastor draws on some fascinating Pew Foundation…

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Q Marks the Spot 131 (September 2019)

Sacred Treasure The Josh Harris 'deconversion' story (for those who are aware) is very sad and my heart goes out to him and his family. Too many have leapt in as pundits. These are the better responses I've readOn Caution…

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Sofia’s Story 5: Three Little Words

The letter lay unobtrusively on the doormat, shrouding its contents in the nondescript white envelope. Her mind, distracted by the day's activities, barely registered its solemnity as she opened it. So the words struck hard, thudding through her until all…

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Q Marks the Spot 130 (August 2019)

Sacred Treasure Ian Paul on form here with his take on power relationships and undermining unhelpful deference to the clergy.4 Encouraging Truths for Christians battling with Mental illnessAndrew Haslam has written a careful piece on a contentious subject - 10…

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Q Marks The Spot: Treasure Map 129 (July 2019)

Sacred Treasure If you've not clocked this great little radio series by Nick Spencer, then you must: The Secret History of Science and Religion.Some very surprising realities about global Christianity (esp for those who only follow secular media) - HT…

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Promoted to Glory: the incomparable Frances Whitehead

Despite the relative freedom that singleness brought him, John Stott would never have achieved everything he achieved in his 90-year life were it not for one person: Frances Whitehead. Her legacy is truly unique: She was John's secretary for nearly…

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Q Marks The Spot: Treasure Map 128 (June 2019)

Sacred Treasure Jeremy Marshall was a senior British banker - until he was informed about his terminal cancer with 18 months to live. It's now 4 years on - a remarkable testimony in The SpectatorAnd while on the theme, here's…

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