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Martin's insightful book list

This is Martin's new book list with some great recommendations. In this edition:

Not a Tame Lion: The Life, Teachings, and Legacy of C.S. Lewis by Terry Glaspey

An excellent introduction to Lewis’s life and thought for those encountering him and his work for the first time, and an excellent resource for those who wish to know more. It is written in a very accessible style. Highly recommended.

Creator: A Theological Interpretation of Genesis 1 by Peter Leithart

A detailed, complex, high-level theological investigation that is intended to encourage further reflection among those who already have a basic grasp of theology and the Western philosophical tradition. Highly recommended for more advanced theological students who want to be pushed to think more deeply and more biblically about what it means to confess rightly that God is the creator of heaven and earth.

The Eye of the Beholder: The Gospel of John as Historical Reportage by Lydia McGrew

This book needs to be compulsory reading for students beginning their study of John’s Gospel. It makes an unanswerable case that we can be confident that John, the beloved disciple, wrote the Gospel as an accurate historical report of what Jesus said and did.

The Surprising Genius of Jesus by Peter J Williams 

This book is a valuable reminder of the way that the Prodigal Son and Jesus’s other stories, like the other aspects of the Gospel’s witness to Jesus, challenge us with the question of who Jesus really was and is. This is a small book, but an important one.

Son of Hamas: A Gripping Account of Terror, Betrayal, Political Intrigue and Unthinkable Choices by Mosab Hassan Yousef

This is a book that is well worth Christians reading, particularly in the light of the present conflict between Israel and Hamas. The saying ‘Jesus is the answer’ may sound like a cliché but Son of Hamas demonstrates once again that it is in fact true. What Israel and Palestine really need is more Jesus.

To read the complete reviews click here.


Martin Davie is a Latimer Research Fellow. He is the author of various books, some of them published by the Latimer Trust can be found here. He blogs regularly, and you can find him on Reflections of an Anglican Theologian.

Views expressed in blogs published by the Latimer Trust are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Latimer Trust.



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