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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:

Lost in Trans Nation: A Child Psychiatrist’s Guide Out of the Madness by Miriam Grossman.


This is an invaluable resource for parents and Christian parents should be reading it themselves and recommending it to others. In addition, it is a book that church leaders should be reading for their own information and should be recommending to their congregations.


Timothy Keller: His Spiritual and Intellectual Formation by Collin Hansen


Of interest to anyone who wants to see how God can work in the life of someone who was far from perfect, but who has responded to God’s call and has opened up their life to God’s service.


The Two-Parent Privilege, How the decline in marriage has increased inequality and lowered social mobility, and what we can do about it by Melissa Kearney


This is a secular book, but it provides an important resource for Christians who want to make the case that the traditional Christian view of marriage is not outdated but remains the one that produces the best outcome for individuals and society as a whole.


Creating the Canon: Composition, Controversy, and the Authority of the New Testament by Benjamin Laird


Students training for ministry, existing ministers, and ordinary lay Christians will all find Laird’s book a reliable and informative guide to the composition, collection, and authority of the New Testament canon. Strongly recommended.


Scribes and Scripture: The Amazing Story of How We Got the Bible by John Meade and Peter Gurry

This book is a well written, informative and reliable guide to the origin and history of the Biblical text plus a helpful explanation of why it constitutes God’s ‘sure word’ to us today. It will prove invaluable to students approaching the topics for the first time, to ministers who want a resource to help teach their people about the Bible, and to ordinary Christians who want to understand better what sort of a book the Bible is and why we can rely on it to tell us truthfully about God.


The full reviews can be accessed here

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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.


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