Monthly Archives: April 2014

Simply Jesus: Tom Wright (Bishop N.T. Wright)

Simply Jesus? In the last year or so I have read several books by Christians of traditions other than my own:  Surprised by Oxford by Carolyn Weber is a conversion story by an evangelical, and Love Wins, by Rob Bell is by … Continue reading

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Humour and idioms

Recently read (while working slowly through a more serious book) were two books from my daughter’s reading pile, Dead Famous by Ben Elton and The Stupidest Angel, a Heart-warming Tale of Christmas Terror by Christopher Moore. Both are narrated in a … Continue reading

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The Road.

“I’ve  been on the road so long/ Been tired and cold so long…” This book, The Road, by Cormac McCarthy is a great work of literature that I had never heard of. It’s even been made into a movie, which … Continue reading

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Culture Wars-19th and 21st century versions.

This morning we went to the parish church in Abingdon (C of E) for a Palm Sunday liturgy. When first in Abingdon we shared the rectory with the present rector, who was at worship this morning- but the celebrant of the … Continue reading

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The Rector’s Wife: -was I really?

My first Joanna Trollope: I think I’d been deterred because she couldn’t possibly be as good an author as Anthony Trollope- and she isn’t. Interesting read all the same, picked up by Bud  for 50p at the Bromsberrow Heath village shop … Continue reading

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When You Were Older is a title to catch my eye, not just because of the “older” but the hinted meaning. How could a sibling ( illustration on book cover) be older and then no longer older. The story is of … Continue reading

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