I read this story again today. It’s in a little book I have with three stories by Honoré de Balzac, a book I’ve had for years and somehow felt like looking at again now. I didn’t realise how closely it … Continue reading
There is, and has been, a long-running stream within the Jewish community that is not so opposed to Yeshua as one might think. Daniel Boyarin highlights this in his latest book on Jesus (it trumps Boteach's book, 'Kosher Jesus') and Rosh Pina does a great review of that work.
“The premise of the book is that when we read Scripture, it is a cross-cultural experience, every time… So we need to be aware of the differences that span this gulf between us to avoid misreading Scripture.”
Sounds like a very interesting and useful book for Christians! Read the full review on Aubry Smith’s blog.
Laying down boundaries can be scary sometimes. because I don’t want to seem horrible. and obviously, I don’t want to lose friends and stuff. but at the same time… if you never say no to anything anyone asks you, you’ll … Continue reading
Travelling is not easy for book lovers – unless they have some kind of e-reader, which I haven’t, there are always these tough choices: which books shall I take with me? how many? When I go by car, I tend … Continue reading
I’ve just finished reading the novel which prompted my recent rant about marriage, and I’m really pleased to say I was wrong – the plot did not go the way I thought, and the author actually had the characters wrestling … Continue reading
I’m part-way through a novel by a writer I really like, but… Pausing for a moment out of the enjoyment of a pleasant, non-demanding romantic novel, here’s what disturbs me about it: Two of the main characters in this novel … Continue reading