Review: The Jesus I Never Knew

The Jesus I Never Knew
The Jesus I Never Knew by Philip Yancey
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had read this book a few years ago, but decided to reread it to complement and add perspective to some of my other current readings. And I was not disappointed. I first discovered Philip Yancey when he was a columnist for “Christianity Today.” He is one of the few authors I enjoyed then that I still look forward to interacting with (“reading” seems too static an expression). (This time, I listened to the unabridged Audible version whilst reading; it also was excellent.)

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Review: Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren’t

Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren't
Safe People: How to Find Relationships That Are Good for You and Avoid Those That Aren’t by Henry Cloud
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I started this book almost 20 years ago, when I was part of teams helping people with these sorts of problems. When I saw that it was available for Kindle, I added it, and I’m glad I did.

A lot of excellent advice, frequently supported by anecdotes.

Very much recommended.

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Review: Party of One

Party of One
Party of One by Michael Harris
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Michael Harris has clearly done a lot of research, and has come to an honest disdain for the Prime Minister, but this really isn’t nearly the book it could have been. Is it the need for better editing (so that, for example, Robert Fife is introduced only once), or for a less polemical stance? Not sure, and I’m certainly no apologist for Mr. Harper.

While it isn’t as up to date, Lawrence Martin’s book from a few years ago was much more satisfying.

Why the 4-star rating then? Partly because I felt (and shared) the author’s passion, and he did conduct a number of interviewers with those caught in the PM’s crosshairs.

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