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:
T&T Clark Reader in John Webster
by Michael Allen
Very helpful book for anyone who wants to understand how God is depicted in the Bible and the Qur’an. Based on excellent, up-to-date scholarship but very accessible. Useful introduction for anyone studying comparative religion, those with Islamic neighbours, etc.
Contemplating God with the Great Tradition: Recovering Trinitarian Classical Theism
by Craig Carter
Carter argues for retrieving the classical Christian way of understanding the nature of God, setting out what he calls Reformed Thomism. Not for someone who is new to the subject – but recommended for anyone who wants to think about the merits of trinitarian classical theism and whether relational theism has been unwittingly adopted by English Anglicans.
The Return of the God Hypothesis: Three Scientific Discoveries That Reveal the Mind Behind the Universe
by Stephen Meyer
Meyer looks at why the intelligent designer behind the development of life on earth should be seen in terms of the God of the Christian tradition. It shows how what we now know about the universe and life on earth makes the ‘God hypothesis’ the most plausible theoretical explanation of it. Not for the faint-hearted – but highly recommended for anyone who wants a detailed, comprehensive statement of the case for the ‘God hypothesis’.
My body is me!
by Rachel Rooney and Jessica Ahlberg
An upbeat, rhyming picture book for 3–6-year-olds, produced by Transgender Trend which aims to draw attention to the danger of transgender ideology. Introduces children to workings of human body and differences between boys and girls. Not a Christian book (and some may not agree with all the content) but it is recommended as there isn’t a specifically Christian alternative on the market at the moment.
Candles in the Dark: Faith, Hope and Love in a Time of Pandemic
by Rowan Williams
A collection of 26 short meditations on various topics by Archbishop Rowan Williams, intended to provide resources of compassion, trust and energy to share with a society which is burdened. He brings a fresh angle, demonstrating meaning and relevance of Christian faith. Strongly recommended.
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