Martin's insightful book list
This is a summary of recent books read by Martin Davie, compiling his evaluations and the commendations of others. In this edition:
Colonialism: A Moral Reckoning, Nigel Biggar
Christians should learn from Biggar to be discriminate in our view of the British Empire, and not be too swift to simply condemn those involved in the creation or running of the empire. We need to remember that we are accountable to God for the historical opportunities to do good which he has given to us
Jesus and the God of Classical Theism, Stephen Duby
Those who have the necessary grounding in biblical and theological study to engage with the material that Duby offers will find that a study of this book will offer them rich rewards. This is a book to read slowly and carefully and to go back to time after time as a rich resource for biblical and theological understanding.
Reformation Anglicanism: Essays on Edwardian Evangelicalism, Mark Earngey & Stephen Tong
An excellent collection of scholarly essays that will be of interest both to those who simply want a better understanding of the Edwardian Reformation and to those who are seeking to learn lessons from the Edwardian Reformation for the Church of England today.
Mental Health and Your Church, Steve Midgley and Helen Thorne
A good clear introduction to what mental illness is and what ordinary Christians without specialist training can do to help those suffering from it. Ministers and congregations should read this book so that the church community as a whole can then begin to think about ways in which they can offer effective support to those with mental illness and those who care for them.
12 Things God Can't Do: ...and How They Can Help You Sleep at Nigh, Nick Tucker
A wonderful piece of popular theology. It is firmly rooted in Scripture and the Christian theological tradition, but it is also extremely readable and would be understandable by someone who is a new Christian, and by someone who is not yet a Christian.
The full reviews can be accessed here