Book:The Essence of Psychology Another of the short books that Birkett has written. Mostly a summary of the history of Psychology, with some coverage of the issues to consider in reconciling Christianity with psychology. Having read it, I feel like I recognise the names and the timeframes of the various movements in psychology, although which […]
Book: The Da Vinci Code Good airport fiction. I can see why it was so popular. I can’t say I agree with its conclusions about spirituality, nor about the accuracy of its historical information, but it has motivated me to look into the seminar that my church is running next month.
Point Man: How a Man Can Lead His Family Another one to add to the stack of "Be a better husband / father" books that I’ve read lately. This one is something of a classic – I’ve been meaning to read it for about five years. It was actually better than I thought it would […]
Book: Fatherhood: what it is and what it’s for First, don’t panic. I’m reading this book to help me start thinking about parenting in a more realistic way: the idea that you can play with kids for a while, and then take the batteries out (so to speak) when you don’t want to play with […]
Book: The Essence of Feminism A book written by an ex-feminist. Kirsten Birkett started out as a feminist, but changed her opinion as a result of the research she went through for the book. Despite aiming to be a dispassionate critique, there are moments in her arguments where a Christian world-view creeps in. Overall, it […]
Nelson Mandela’s autobiography – Long Walk to Freedom – is an amazing story. It gives great insight into the life of a man who spent many years preparing, or being prepared, to be a statesman. It shows the tensions between his family life, and being the "father of a nation", the tough choices he made, […]
Book: Kochie’s Guide Another book about budgeting; feels a little like it was rushed-to-press to make a Christmas deadline: there was at least one spot where a number was missing from the middle of a bullet list! Enjoyable read, though, and provided a step-by-step rundown on putting a family budget together.
Book: Beyond Greed
Book: Who You Are When No One’s Looking
Book: Against the Wind; Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia in Action