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The Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good contemporary and practical overview, 12 Aug. 2014
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This book looks in turn at each of the deadly sins and how they impact our lives today. There is a combination of scholarship and practical wisdom. What struck me in reading it is the fact that we are probably all tempted to some extent by each of the sins, but there are probably one or two that have a much greater control of our lives. I found myself wondering whether the suggestions for overcoming these sins offers enough to those whose lives are shaped by, for example, the abuse of food in one form or another, but it does offer the encouragement to seek help elsewhere.


Air Zooka (Colours May Vary)
Air Zooka (Colours May Vary)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing bit of kit, 27 Jun. 2014
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Had never heard of this before, but it is a quite astonishing device and very effectively makes an impact on people and objects - you can make people's hair blow around or extinguish a candle.


The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
by Barack Obama
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.99

0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating Insight, 30 Jan. 2009
This book is written after Obama's election to the Senate. It gives a great deal of insight into the values and philosophy of the man who is now President of the USA. It shows a man with independent mindset and considerable intellectual ability.


TomTom ONE XL Satellite Navigation System with Case, RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver and European Maps
TomTom ONE XL Satellite Navigation System with Case, RDS-TMC Traffic Receiver and European Maps

2.0 out of 5 stars Not impressed, 30 Jan. 2009
This is the second TomTom I have owned - previous one was stolen from car. This one does not seem to have the capacity to store the maps and updates - even with the memory card on board. There are also problems with the battery holding its charge, which means it will not switch on unless it is plugged into the charger unit in the car. Wish I had bought a sat nav from conventional retailer that I could have taken it back to.


The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World
The Twilight of Atheism: The Rise and Fall of Disbelief in the Modern World
by Alister E. McGrath
Edition: Hardcover

75 of 111 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars McGrath traces the contemporary decline of atheism, 20 May 2005
McGrath points out that the traditional philosophical arguments on either side are essentially in stalemate. Philosophers have had milennia to marshall their arguments on either side and there are plenty of other books dealing with this topic.
What McGrath sets out to do, and achieves with remarkable insight, is to trace the historical rise and fall of atheism as a dominant worldview for our culture. His thesis is that atheism was at its most potent in the period following the French Revolution, up until the fall of the Berlin Wall.
In my view McGrath is more gentle with his opponents than they sometimes deserve. He points out the parallels between atheism and other forms of religious belief - and highlights the fact that 'fundamentalist' atheism is every bit as ugly and dangerous as any other form of fundamentalism. The essence of any fundamentalism is the view that there is only one possible explanation for reality, that everybody else is deluded and that the world would be a better place if other people just got with the programme and accepted the self-evident correctness of my opinion. It's a sobering analysis for atheists as much as any other fundamentalists - they have to reckon with the legacy of atheism in the Soviet Union and elsewhere before they can expect the world to believe that religion is the cause of all its problems.
That McGrath is right that atheism is in decline is hard to dispute. Conventional religions are picking up some renewed interest, but this is not the only direction in which people are turning. The collapse of communism has coincided with a massive growth in what is often referred to as postmodern spirituality. Christian apologists like McGrath are having to work hard to address the new questions that people are asking, but they are not feeling as lonely as fundamentalist atheists like Dawkins and Atkins, who are still crying out that their interpretation of science can provide the only answers there are. Rather than outgrowing religion, as they expected, the world has outgrown them.


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