What’s special about Phoebe is Paula Gooder’s ability to teach complex theological issues simply, via good story. Phoebe reignites the passions of those who’ve fallen out of love with Paul’s New Testament, gives lovers of the Bible accessible theology and ‘aha!’ moments as they realise what ’slave and free’ together meant for the first-century church, and provides an essential resource for Bible teachers and preachers.
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Jonathan Bryan was born with severe cerebral palsy but learnt to write using eye movements. His memoir, Eye Can Write, is highly intelligent and beautiful.
The books featured were:
The Trick to Time – Kit de Waal
The Only Story – Julian Barnes
Everything We Never Knew – Beth Morey
Vinegar Girl – Anne Tyler
The Explorer – Katherine Rundell (kids’ book)
Three Things About Elsie – Joanna Rundell
The House of the Mosque – Kader Abdolah
The Summer of Impossible Things – Rowan Coleman
A Christmas Case – L B Hathaway
A Storied Life – Leigh Kramer
The Optician of Lampedusa – Emma Jane Kirby
This is the last of four posts celebrating the books I’ve been reading lately! These are the books the boy and I have been enjoying together so far in 2018 – with Jules Verne’s classic, illustrated by Robert Ingpen, the clear favourite.
This is the third of four bumper review posts – my non-fiction Book Reviews for Spring 2018 (Jan-April). The next one is Children’s fiction. Here are ten books for your consideration:
It’s been a while since I’ve done some reviews, but I’ve been reading. So buckle up for four posts in a row of great books, including my ‘best of 2017’ in each category, for I missed my ‘end of year’ reviews in the chaos of releasing my own book, Those Who Wait!
Some really amazing ones in this category – Spark and The Sellout my favourite of this bunch so far this year.
The sun has come out, my brain is awakening, and I can finally report the best books I read in 2017. I’ve divided them into categories because it was hard to choose.
Book reviews including Peter Carey, Arundhati Roy, Gail Honeyman, Shawn Smucker, Katharine Welby-Roberts, Kristy Burmeister, Emma Scrivener, Jason Lane, Rachel Turner and more