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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:


Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing by Ryan T Anderson and Alexandra de Sanctis

The authors set out the enormous harm they believe that abortion has caused in the United States – not just to the unborn children or the women involved, but also to society, families, the practice of medicine, vulnerable communities, the rule of law, politics, and culture. Detailed, evidence-based study.


The Great Quest: Invitation to an Examined Life and a Sure Path to Meaning by Os Guinness.

A fascinating and thought-provoking description of the journey towards faith, explaining the importance of thinking seriously about the meaning of life, and considering the various stages that lead from a search for the meaning of life to becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ. Highly recommended, especially for serious intellectual enquirer.


Christobiography:Memory, History, and the Reliability of the Gospels by Craig Keener

A vast, detailed, scholarly study of the practice of writing biographies at the time the NT was written, and what we can learn about the historical reliability of the Gospels as a result. Few will read it cover to cover, but exceptionally useful starting point for the serious student.


The Case for Jesus: The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ by Brant Pitre

A superb, clear, accessible book addressing the reliability of the Gospels and what they tell us about Christ by Roman Catholic scholar, Pitre. Buy it, read it, share it and give it away


Strange New World: How Thinkers and Activists Redefined Identity and Sparked the Sexual Revolution by Carl Trueman

Strange New World provides the resources of Trueman’s major study, The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self, in a concise and accessible format. It enables Christians to understand the world we live in and to learn how to live well in it. Vital for ministers, students, Christians to read, understand and live out.


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