Obviously it’s more than a logo, and this book contains a lot of stuff that people should just know if they have a business. But there are some excellent examples of things that have worked, despite everyone thinking they wouldn’t. This is the sort of book that you read with a highlighter, pencil or notebook in the other. It’s highly readable, but it is the sort of book that you’d need to come back to to keep reapplying the principles.
Huge book to get one’s teeth into. What’s a bit scary is what’s written about in the later chapters is weirdly familiar and it’s strange to see it written about as history.
Best bit about the book? Excellent photo caption facing page 407, and brilliant subtitles such as ‘The Killer Cows of Old England’, ‘The Tartan Pizza’ and ‘The Stairs Were on Fire’. Mr Marr is wasted on TV.
An interesting and well-researched book, as one would expect. Discusses the different aspects of a ‘warrior queen’; shame syndrome, weak woman syndrome, appendage syndrome, voracity syndrome, tomboy syndrome, better-man syndrome et al.
This is an eye-opening and well-researched book. Very readable, but at the same time shocking to consider that so much money has been spent on treatments that don’t work – just because they’re trendy and people like them. In fact, what I found was the most disturbing was that the people who lay into Western medicine as being ‘artificial’ and dangerous are precisely the same people who reject the scientific approach of randomised controlled trials (the most rigorous form of evidence) because they ‘don’t work’ on complementary therapy. That’s probably all you need to know…
This is the most beautiful book in the world.
Mr Ryle was the first bishop of Liverpool. And a very sensible man. He said such inifinitely wise things as: ‘But it is useless ot expect attachment ot the local parish church, when the local minister is ignorant of the gospel or a lover of the world. In such a case we must never be surprised if men forsake their local parish church, and seek truth wherever truth is to be found.’ Wise words. However, writing in the nineteenth century, he could not have foreseen a time when such churches still had people in them despite the gospel not having been preached in living memory. He could not therefore have foreseen a time when the membership of some churches was predominantly made up by people who show all the signs of not being saved.
It’s a great book, but you could argue it’s out of date. A lot of the things he was warning the churches about has already happened. Still, Mr Ryle is a top chap.
I’ve had this book for years and never read it because of the dodgy title. However, sometimes it’s wrong to judge a book by its cover.
This book starts with the premise that rejection has happened in some way to many or most people. And this rejection can have a major detrimental effect on the rest of their life. It’s interesting, practical, and very positive.
Tiny book, but great. Some really brilliant stuff in here. It’s a collection of some of Mr Finney’s sermons and shows the best (probably) of his profound, timeless and biblical wisdom. Refreshing.
Antonia Fraser is thorough and reliable. Previous to the book, I knew there was some gunpowder, a couple of catholics and a chap called Mr Fawkes possibly involved in said event, but other than that, didn’t know anything. Now I feel as I have been better filled-in. Mission accomplished. Gradually my education improves.
This book contains a lot of biblical wisdom, the only beef I have with Peter Wagner is that he’s into church growth, which doesn’t seem bad until you consider that church growth is more about getting bums on seats (and coins in the collection plate) than it is about discipling and spiritual maturity. Still the book addresses points that are unavoidable for anyone serious about the power of prayer.
This is an incredibly interesting book about climate change. I do feel more informed now about how the climate is changing, but feel Mr Flannery didn’t satisfactorarily explain the link between human behaviour and climate change.
What I liked, was that he provided numerous examples of how the climate is changing, and what effect it is having in various parts of the world. However, he does address ‘global warming sceptics’, but in such a derogatory way that I think perhaps they might have a point. Words he used to describe them included ‘gobbledygook’ and ‘cesspit’, and my favourite bit: ‘damaged dinosaur wreaking havoc staggering towards the grave’. Poetic – yes. Scientific – no. He spends quite a lot of wordage attacking persons rather than arguments, but doesn’t give reasons, which made it seem more like a rant than impartial critical analysis. He also uses lots of vague words when talking about evidence he likes such as ‘arguably’ and ‘possibly’.
I enjoyed it though. It was interesting, and it made me think. But Mr Flannery’s ‘Because it is’ answer to the global warming sceptic’s doubts isn’t really OK.
It’s only a short book, but I was a little disappointed. It doesn’t have anything more than the absolute basics in it, but what there is is good.
The premise of this book is that if we all dedicated ourselves to spending an hour a day on God, then not only would we be different, but the world would be different too. Mr Eastman recommends a structure to time spent with God, and explains the rationale. Interesting and inspiring.
This book contains chapters by various people such as Cindy Jacobs, Bev Klopp and George Otis Jr and is concerned with spiritual mapping of settlements. In fact George Otis Jr is the person credited with coming up with the term spiritual mapping. It’s a good basic text to learn more about territorial spirits.
This is a sensible, biblical view on fasting. It’s inspiringly written by a holy man, who writes normal English for normal people. Thank goodness.
An excellent book for a holiday. It’s a good story, and the characters maintain the interest, but it is disjointed as the narration moves from one character to another and back again, which is not confusing, but a bit annoying. Great book though.
This is a classic, and if you’re studying the book of Daniel, it’s a book you won’t be able to avoid. It’s a really thorough book calculating the timespans given in Daniel. Other scholars have differed from Mr Anderson’s conclusions, however. What makes the book particularly interesting for us is that it was published in 1894 – that’s before Israel returned to being a nation again. And what is significant is that Anderson repeatedly says that none of these things can come to pass until Israel is back in the land again – and who knows when that will be?! If only he had known that in a little over 50 years from his publishing his work that Israel would once again be found on the map – who knows what he would have written…
Having been woefully miseducated, I’m trying to fill in the gaps. Antonia Fraser seems a pretty reliable read. And an excellent use of footnotes, might I add.
The disturbing thing about this book is Mary herself. She spent 19 years in England in captivity purely because she was inconvenient. Because of power-grabbing she fled Scotland and chose England, hoping (expecting) Elizabeth to do the decent thing and stick up for her. She didn’t. Neither did the kings of Spain or France. It’s a poor show. Her son James, although poisoned against her at an early age, neglected to effect her release. The sole reason she was imprisoned was because she had what other people wanted. The reason she died, was it was convenient. Elizabeth signed the warrant, and then spent ages claiming she didn’t mean it. Wowsers, that’s just one case of innocent blood spilt for selfish ends. It makes one’s skin crawl. Makes me wonder what other horrors are lurking near the surface in English history…
Reading this book in Europe rather than America means you take different things away from it. This book has helped me to understand the dynamics of demography and the implication of current trends. Really interesting, and, I think, the title doesn’t really help; I was expecting a Americentric rant about world politics, and was happily surprised to get a book on demography.
I love the title of this book. And I enjoyed the book too, it’s inspiring and encouraging, but it’s the sort of book you need to read several times just to take it all in. A prayer staple.