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All the Countries We've Ever Invaded
All the Countries We've Ever Invaded
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5.0 out of 5 stars Breif and Entertaining History, 16 Mar 2014
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This is a relatively short book of military history which has been written in an entertaining, easily readable style. The author is also true to his word when he says he is interested in hearing about other stories which may not be in the book, his mails were are friendly, concise and enjoyable as his book.

Permanent, Faithful, Stable
Permanent, Faithful, Stable
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1.0 out of 5 stars Just Poor, 13 Jan 2014
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As has been stated before, the book is exceptionally light on scriptural support for the position that is taken. Worse still what there is of the Bible is handled in a profoundly disrespectful way. For example "In such texts as this (Genesis) the situation is far too remote from our own in human terms for any ethical transfer to be made" This statement is ironic as one of the main arguments for his position that committed homosexual relationships are Biblically acceptable is taken from Genesis (arguing that the possibility of procreation is not a prerequisite for marriage): "in Genesis itself the primary reason that God created a companion for Adam is not said to be procreation, but because 'God said: it is not good for man to be alone'". John doesn't seem to see this hole in his argument and also uses the argument that if the church has strayed from scripture in some areas, that there is no problem in straying in this area. I would contend with some of the examples of "straying" that he gives, but even if you were to accept that this were true, surely the answer is to repent and turn back to what is healthy rather than to deepen the problem in as many areas as possible!

Much of the rest of the book talks about documents prepared by the Anglican church (of little interest to a broader audience)and the hypocrisy of Bishops who condone homosexuality in private, but condemn it in public. In this he is right to be offended, but again the conclusion that they abandon their principles rather than their hypocrisy is a rather strange one.

Finally I take offence at his suggestion that the church in the third world is driven by some kind of homophobic hatred that has been transmitted by their culture (the unwritten implication being that if you are against Mr John's position then you must be for beating and/or the death penalty for homosexuals that occur in a few of these countries). In the many church leaders from the third world that I have met this is absolutely NOT true (I have met many and not encountered a single example). The fact that it is put in the book in this way is quite frankly disgraceful. There is also the broader issue here that the "civilised" European, (aloof and uninfluenced in any way by his culture)must tell the uncivilised African/Latin American/Asian what the Bible "really means", the latter having no ability to correctly interpret scripture and, presumably, no Holy Spirit to guide them.

On a more positive note I would recommend the living out website [...] for anyone who wants to learn more about Christianity and homosexuality. This site is written by Christians who are attracted to others of the same sex, is firmly rooted in scripture and therefore gives a far clearer view of the christian position on homosexuality.

Shepherding a Child's Heart
Shepherding a Child's Heart
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic, 23 Dec 2013
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One of the best books you could possibly buy as a parent or for anyone who is thinking about having kids. In a word fantastic!

If God, Then What?
If God, Then What?
by Andrew Wilson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.29

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 6 Dec 2013
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An absolutely fantastic book on faith and how it relates to us all, very simple to read and understand but profound in the ideas that it covers. For the sake of simplicity some of the authors arguments are not explored as deeply as they could be, which makes it a bit harder to follow his logic in one or two spots but I can't see how he could have avoided this and kept the book simple and short.

I recommend it for anyone who is investigating faith in general and Christianity in particular and to any Christian looking to defend their faith in a humble and open way.

Another alternative if you want to go into more detail would be Tim Keller's the reason for God:

The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Scepticism

Yo Declaro: 31 Promesas Para Proclamar Sobre Su Vida (Spanish Edition)
Yo Declaro: 31 Promesas Para Proclamar Sobre Su Vida (Spanish Edition)
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0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No lo Compres/Dont buy it, 19 Nov 2013
Esto es el llamado "evangelio de la prosperidad" y no tiene nada que ver con el Evangelio. Si buscas felicidad y riquezas verdaderas recomiendo esto: [...]

This is the so called "prosperity gospel" and has nothing to do with the Gospel. If you are looking for true happiness and riches I can recomend this: [...]

Russia CIS Map (Country Road & Touring)
Russia CIS Map (Country Road & Touring)
by Collectif
Edition: Map
Price: 8.91

11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars OK in the west nothing in the east, 4 Aug 2006
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If you want a road map for russia west of moscow (almost none of it) then this is great after that however the map shows virtualy no roads at all and has no route numbers. Completely useless as a road map might be ok for a wall map depending what you need it for but probably not even that.

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