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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:

Time to Think: The Inside Story of the Collapse of the Tavistock’s Gender Service for Children by Hannah Barnes,

This is an important book that deserves to be widely read not only as an account of what happened at GIDS and why, but as a general warning against letting ideological considerations prevent proper consideration of relevant evidence and the harm that may easily result when this happens.

Finding your Best Identity by Andrew Bunt.

This new book is an excellent Christian introduction to the idea of finding our identity. It is very useful introduction for Christians who want to begin to think about human identity and how it is to be determined, and a very useful resource for Christians who want a book they can share with their non-Christian friends

Worship by Faith Alone: Thomas Cranmer, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Reformation of Liturgy by Zac Hicks.

A great new resource for helping to dispel ignorance of the BCP. It explains how the shape of the BCP is the result of the deliberate attempt by Cranmer to use the liturgy to proclaim the gospel of saving faith, and how understanding what Cranmer was doing helps us to better comprehend what a similar exercise should look like today. This is a book which deserves to be read by all students studying Anglican liturgy and by all ministers who want to think more deeply about what it means for worship to be truly ‘gospel centred.

What's the Point of Theology?: Wisdom, Wellbeing and Wonder by Alister McGrath.

McGrath mounts a robust defence of the importance of theology, showing that theology has an essential part to play both in the lives of individual Christian believers and in the corporate life of the Christian Church. This is a book that should be read by all students of theology at the outset of their studies.

The Great Story and the Great Commission by Chris Wright

This book is a great resource that deserves to be widely read. It will be a key text for the study of mission by those training for ministry, but it would equally provide an excellent basis for a teaching series in a local church looking at what God expects his people to do in response to his own activity on their behalf and on behalf of the world as a whole.

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Martin Davie is a research fellow with the Latimer Trust. He is the author of several books including LLF a concise introduction and review. His new book on Confirmation is available now. You can find Martin's books here .



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