Mr. Michael Lumsden

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Helpful votes received on reviews: 79% (245 of 311)
Location: Cambridge, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 13,726 - Total Helpful Votes: 245 of 311
All in the End is Harvest: An Anthology for Those &hellip by Sue MacGregor
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
There is little point in repeating all the good things that have been said about the book
I will simply say that a year on form my mother's death it was very helpful.
An anthology is particularly helpful because of the variety and the fact that it does not all click - we are different and I would think that there is something in it for everyone
Celebration by Margaret Spufford
Celebration by Margaret Spufford
Margaret Spufford has been remarkably candid in sharing her struggles with her own illness and that of her daughter. The story is inspirational without being triumphalistic.
This book is in the same class as "Why do Bad things happen to Good People" - this is because it is born out of what might have been bitter experience; but the truth is that Margaret's approach to the difficulties she faced has been anything but bitter.
She is honest in setting out her difficulties in reconciling a loving God with the suffering of Innocent children. She does not solve "The problem of Pain" but sees pointers in the presence of a God who does not stand aloof but suffers along… Read more
There Are No Strong People by Jeff Lucas
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I am a huge Lucas fan. As usual the writing was witty and engaging - I finished the book in 2 days flat.
In the book Lucas explains some of the difficulties that Samson faced in his life, such as other people committing him to a vow he had not chosen and a lack of parental guidance. He goes on to list out many of Sampson's failings (and warns us to be alert to the wiles of the devil). He seems to hate that brave Philistine called Delilah who finally discovered his "Achilles heel" (I was mystified as to why he seemed to think her a traitor.....)
His main point seems to be that God used Samson in spite of his obvious failings - so God can (and does) use weak and sinful… Read more

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