Book Review: I Dare You by Joyce Meyer

I was in New Zealand. I was in Queenstown - capital of adventure activities. But I've tried skydiving, tried white water-rafting, tried canyoning, and I'm looking for something else to tap the adrenalin button. Bunge- jumping's too expensive ... so I'm wandering around looking for inspiration when I wander into the Christian bookshop. (Christianity seems to be a lot more 'acceptable' over there - Christian radio even playing on the 'secular' bus). Decided I wanted…

Book Review: Playing God by Tony Watkins

"As advances in technology push back the boundaries of the possible, are we losing sight of the question of whether it is right to do everything that science makes possible? From (premature) birth to (endlessly delayed) death, more and more decisions have to be made. How can Christians find a way through the moral minefield that new technology presents, and how can we talk about these things in a way that helps, rather than browbeats,…

Book Review: Boundaries by Cloud & Townsend (1992)

I bought this book in 2006, read the book cover-to-cover, and have since encountered many people who have found it helpful. Written from an openly Christian perspective, this book investigates 'the God-given gift of boundaries', aiming to allow us to take responsibility and ownership for our lives - allowing us not just to survive, but to thrive. We can't take responsibility for the behaviour of others, but we can prayerfully (and practically) take responsibility for…

Book Review: Longing for More by Ruth Haley Barton

I read this book right-through on my return from my travels round the world, as I looked for a way to re-connecting with living a life more real for God for the previous 6 weeks spiritual study/sermons has pretty much gone out the window as I gorged myself on Latin American scenery - and I was feeling the worse for it. How can I possibly lead others when my own spiritual discipline is so poor…

Book Review: The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee

The Normal Christian Life is a book by Watchman Nee first delivered as a series of addresses to Christian workers who were gathered in Denmark for special meetings in 1938 and 1939. The talks were later compiled into a book by Angus Kinnear and were first published in 1957 in Bombay, India. In The Normal Christian Life, Watchman Nee presents foundational principles for the Christian life and walk drawing primarily from the book of Romans.…