Martin's insightful book list
Latimer Trust Monthly Reading List – September 2020
This is a summary of recent books read by Martin Davie, compiling his evaluations and the commendations of others. There will be a second list at the end of the month, but in this edition:
None Greater – The Undomesticated Attributes of God
by Matthew Barrett
This is a book which clergy ought read themselves to refresh their own understanding of what God is like, but also a book which they should make their lay people aware of and which they should encourage them to read.
Live Not by Lies – A Manual for Christian Dissidents
by Rod Dreher
Christians in this country need to prepare themselves for the ‘long resistance’ and to learn from the Soviet bloc dissidents about how to do this. A book that all thinking Christians concerned about the future of the faith in Western society need to read.
Radical Gratitude: Recalibrating Your Heart in an Age of Entitlement
by Peter Maiden
This important book shows theologically why Christians should be humble, grateful, and contented people and it contains many helpful practical suggestions about how to cultivate humility, gratitude and contentment.
Where Is God in All the Suffering?
by Amy Orr Ewing
This is a book which Christians should buy as a resource for their own thinking and as a resource they can lend or give away to serious enquirers for whom the issue of suffering is a stumbling block to their coming to faith.
Why Being Yourself is a Bad Idea: And Other Countercultural Notions
by Graham Tomlin
This is an excellent work of Christian apologetics. It challenges the common assumption that Christianity has nothing to say to people today, by showing how Christian belief in God, the incarnation, and the significance of Jesus’ death and resurrection, answers the basic questions people today still have about the nature of human existence and what it means to live well.
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