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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:

A Companion to the Book of Common Prayer by Gerald Bray

Bray’s new companion is now the most detailed and up-to-date general introduction to the historic Anglican formularies and as such should be read by all students in training for Anglican ministry and as many of the laity as possible. This is an invaluable general guide.

Sword and Scimitar: Fourteen Centuries of War between Islam and the West by Raymond Ibrahim

Ibrahim is a first-class scholar and his account of what happened in the course of the conflict between Islam in the West is accurate. Sword and Scimitar is not an easy read or pleasant read, but it is a must read nonetheless.

Does the Bible Affirm Same-Sex Relationships? Examining 10 Claims about Scripture and Sexualit. by Rebecca McLaughlin

This is an excellent resource for anyone who wants an up-to-date introductory book on this issue. It should be on all church bookstalls, with Christians buying it to read themselves and then loaning it, or giving it away, to others so they can benefit from it as well.

The Nicene Creed: A Scriptural, Historical, and Theological Commentary by Jared Ortiz, and Daniel Keating

This book is a truly excellent commentary on the Creed. Although the authors of this book are both Roman Catholics, evangelicals should have no hesitation about reading this book and benefitting from what it has to say. A ‘go to’ commentary for anyone wanting to understand the Creed themselves or teach it to others.

The full reviews can be accessed here.


Martin Davie is a Latimer Trust Research Fellow. He teaches at Wycliffe Hall and is the author of various books, some of them can be found here. He writes regularly on his blog 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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