John Howard Reid

"John Howard Reid"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 78% (42 of 54)
Location: Wyong, NSW Australia
Birthday: 22 Jun
In My Own Words:
Award-winning movie critic, John Howard Reid, is also the author of several highly acclaimed mystery thrillers featuring Merryll Manning.



Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,047,133 - Total Helpful Votes: 42 of 54
Love & City Dreaming Poems by Margaret Havill Reid by Margaret Havill Reid
This is a second anthology of verse by Poet-of-the-Year, Margaret Havill Reid. The first book, SONG OF THE WAYWARD WIND and Other Poems, was published shortly after her death in 2004. Before she entered hospital for the last time, Margaret had already selected the poems and provided the illustrations. For her second book, she had envisaged using a title poem, "Face of the City". However, in my opinion, an earlier (and shorter) version of the poem (there were four or five) was superior, so I decided to alter the anthology's title to "Love & City Dreaming". Another reason for this change was that I'd discovered a large notebook full… Read more
What the Gospels Meant by Garry Wills
What the Gospels Meant by Garry Wills
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Although many books have been written about the Gospels and their supposed authors, Professor Wills approaches the topic in a new and invigorating way. He does not see Mark, for example, as Peter's secretary or interpreter, even though Peter himself affectionately describes Mark as his adopted son in his postscript to the letter written by Sylvanus under Peter's own name, known as "1 Peter" (see my Essential Bible Wisdom: GOOD NEWS by John, the Beloved Disciple, and John, the Elder for the full text). Instead, Wills believes that Mark the evangelist actually has a poor opinion of Peter, which he disguises to some extent by putting… Read more
The Jesus Papers: Exposing the Greatest Cover-up i&hellip by Michael Baigent
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
I must admit that Michael Baigent had me going there for a while, as I skimmed through his pages. But on page 130, I was brought to my senses when Baigent states that Mark uses two different words for "body" in the space of two verses (Mark 15:43-45). Now being particularly well acquainted with Mark, I knew that he did no such thing. I had recently provided a fresh translation of Mark's entire Gospel for my book More Bible Wisdom for Modern Times: Selections from the Early New Testament. Baigent builds an entire case on Mark's use of the word "ptoma". (A good English equivalent would be "the remains". The word is employed only once… Read more

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