Ray V

Ray Vincent, Author and Blogger
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Sabbath as Resistance: by Walter Brueggemann
Sabbath as Resistance: by Walter Brueggemann
This little book is a kind of collection of sermons on the Sabbath principle. It shows how Sabbath is an act of resistance against the tyranny of work, anxiety and dissatisfaction brought about by greed and the scarcity economy. Without a sense of Sabbath we make our fellow human beings commodities instead of neighbours. This book is a deep challenge to the values that prevail in today's world and in which we are all caught up. I would have liked to see some practical suggestions for how we live "Sabbath", but perhaps Brueggemann intended that we should start by thinking for ourselves!
Talk Like TED: The 9 Public Speaking Secrets of th&hellip by Carmine Gallo
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'TED' talks are a very popular set of of videos available on line, in which experts in different fields introduce their subject or make their point in 18 minutes. This book shows the secrets of a good TED talk, but its relevance is much wider. As a preacher, I found it very stimulating and challenging, and my sermons since reading it have been considerably changed. It could be life-changing!
The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scr&hellip by Brevard S. Childs
I rate this book four stars because I can't honestly say I love it. I skipped through it in some parts, because it goes into detail I'm not really interested in. However, for anyone studying the reception history of Isaiah it is a very comprehensive survey, showing the principles on which nearly all the significant Christian writers from the early Church to modern times have based their interpretation of the Old Testament generally and Isaiah in particular. I learned a lot from it.

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