Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (18 of 19)


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Science, Religion, and the Search for Extraterrest&hellip by David Wilkinson
4.0 out of 5 stars Impressive scholarship, 26 April 2014
This is an excellent book. The author impresses by the sheer volume and range of material that he has surveyed in order to produce it. Astronomy, astrophysics, biology, philosophy and theology are all drawn in to make a fascinating and thought provoking book. David Wilkison is mildly sceptical about the possibility there being 'life as we know it' elsewhere in the universe but thinks that the search must go on. He is among those Christians who consider that belief in extraterrestial intelligence is not inconsistent with Christian faith and argues his position with the help of an impressive array of theological, biblical, philosophical and scientific tools.
On alien abduction, although… Read more
Playfair Cricket Annual 2014 by Ian Marshall
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful reference, 26 April 2014
This year I opted for the Kindle version of this useful reference work. All the usual details are there though on my old Kindle the print is impossibly small where statistics are given. Also the whole section on the counties is given in one block. It would have been easier to navigate with a section for each county. Using it with the Kindle ipad app was a bit easier and it was possible move around using the scrolling bar at the bottom of the page and also to expand the statistical tables more easily. Nevertheless, top information especially for followers of English county cricket.
New Testament Commentary Survey by D. A. Carson
4.0 out of 5 stars pretty comprehensive, 28 Dec 2013
Don Carsonís New Testament Surveys are updated every few years and I have been waiting eagerly for this one to appear to see what he thinks of the latest additions to this field. These surveys are especially useful to pastors and students by indicating the range of available resources and their approaches. Carsonís stance is conservative evangelical but he also respects and recommends works of scholarship and theological reflection coming from other traditions. Readers can gauge the likely value to themselves of any work discussed by factoring in their own standpoint and adjusting Carsonís opinion if necessary. Much has been recycled from his previous surveys but there is plenty of new… Read more