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Book Review: Soul Keeping by John Ortberg

Soul KeepingNow this review is special as I had the privilege of getting an advance copy of the book from Zondervan which is published today (22nd April)

Here is stolen blurb from anywhere that sells the book : 

Many people think that the “soul” is a theologically abstract subject. But Jesus said it’s worth more than the world! With Ortberg’s signature insight, inspiration, and wit, you’ll rediscover your soul and how to care for it. Making a challenging topic accessible, he’ll help you take your relationship with God to the next level.

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Book review: Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge

I haven’t reviewed for a while, but I have been reading!  Here’s a fresh one for you

Here is stolen blurb from anywhere that sells the book : 

Reading the Gospels without knowing the personality of Jesus is like watching television with the sound turned off. The result is a dry, two dimensional person doing strange, undecipherable things.

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Birthday reflections

Today I celebrate the day of my birth a grand 33 years ago. And how do I celebrate? By staying at home from work with a dodgy tummy and not eating anything. At all.

Great.

But it has given me space to think. This is sometimes good, and sometimes not so good. I’m not sure where these thoughts will go yet, so that’s something to look forward to.

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Lent

caution-god-at-work1Usually for Lent, the typical person will give up something superficial, like chocolate, alchohol, or even facebook, with the more serious or religious Christian being more pious in their undertaking, and so devoting more time to prayer, Bible study or fasting. To be perfectly honest, I’m not even sure most participants fully know why they are doing it.

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Spiritual, but not religious – comments on a BBC article

spiritualityThe BBC posted an article on it’s website that I found most intruiging ;  it talks about the wave of people who call themselves spiritual, but have no religious affiliation, a wave that seems to be getting bigger.

I can totally understand the appeal, and would probably be part of it myself if I weren’t a Christian.

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