#EmptyShelf17: 51 Books Read and Reviewed!

I've enjoyed getting to use Goodreads a little more this year, combining it with building up selection of short (much shorter than in the past) #EmptyShelf reads on this blog. We'll see if I still blog about reads, but I completed my challenge of 50 book reads this year: ... and here's my final review for this year: Glass Houses by Jackie Buxton My rating: 4 of 5 stars I loved Jackie's Tea and Chemo, so…

#EmptyShelf17 No.47: Mission With: Something Out of the Ordinary by @PaulKeeble

Mission with: Something out of the Ordinary by Paul Keeble My rating: 5 of 5 stars I started reading this book at Greenbelt, and have quoted it to several people since. As someone who has now lived in Manchester for a couple of years, there was that level of enjoyment, but I also really enjoyed engaging with the concept of 'Mission With', rather than 'Mission To', or 'Mission For' - living alongside people, in community,…

#EmptyShelf17 No.46: Taking off the mask: daring to be the person God created you to be by @CMusters

Plenty to think about in this book: Taking off the mask: daring to be the person God created you to be by Claire Musters My rating: 5 of 5 stars Claire's book is a mix of personal vulnerability, tied to 10 years of observation, considering how wearing a 'mask' for social acceptability all the time is awkward, exhausting and unfulfilling, spending your whole lives feeling a need to perform (as Jeff Lucas puts it in…

#EmptyShelf17 No.45: Undivided Heart: Finding Meaning and Motivation in Christ by @LucyMills

Undivided Heart: Finding Meaning and Motivation in Christ by Lucy Mills My rating: 5 of 5 stars I started reading Lucy Mill’s new book ‘Undivided Heart’ on the train to ‘Gathering of Women Leaders’, a space where inspiring women are making a difference within the church. Lucy, another inspiring woman, draws on a strong theological and biblical grounding to challenge us, and herself, to question what has shaped us, and created our normal, a normal…

#EmptyShelf17 No.44: Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write, by Helen Sword

So, now I want to get hold of my copy of Stylish Academic Writing, and read that! Air & Light & Time & Space: How Successful Academics Write by Helen Sword My rating: 4 of 5 stars There’s a lot of inspiring bits in this book. I'm trying to decide if I like the long lists of what others do/quote extracts which make it very rich, but I got a little lost in some of them!…
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