- Martin B. Davie
Martin's insightful booklist
This is a summary of recent books read by Martin Davie, compiling his evaluations and the commendations of others. In this edition:
Do Muslims and Christians Worship the Same God?
by Andy Bannister
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.
Gender Detransition: A path towards self-acceptance by Nele Peer Jongeling and Elie Vandenbussche
A short, free booklet written from a secular perspective that gives basic information about the personal, social and medical issues facing those who detransition. Useful for anyone who wants a better understanding of these issues.
Hope in Times of Fear: The Resurrection and the Meaning of Easter
by Timothy Keller
Explores the meaning of the resurrection and its importance for both individuals and society as a whole. It defends the truth of the resurrection and shows the impact of that on our daily lives. A great book, recommending for those wanting to understand or think more deeply about the resurrection.
Being the Bad Guys: How to Live for Jesus in a World That Says You Shouldn't
As Christians, we are suddenly the ‘bad guys’ and this has taken a lot of us by surprise. A helpful and encouraging read, looking at how we got to this point and what it means for us as Christians. Would make good study material.
Are we bodies or souls?
A thorough explanation of ‘substance dualism’ – a concept about the nature of the physical body and the soul which is found in the Bible. The author rejects today’s materialist view of humanity. This book is not for the general reader. It is hard work, but very worthwhile.
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