Varian Beauregard

Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,121
Helpful votes received on reviews: 67% (376 of 559)
Location: Le Jardin d'Angleterre


Top Reviewer Ranking: 6,121 - Total Helpful Votes: 376 of 559
The Unauthorized Version: Truth and Fiction in the&hellip by Robin Lane Fox
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
This book is extremely interesting. It contains a wealth of information for anyone interested in the biblical text or that era of history. It is now a bit dated, having been written in 1991; but the main discoveries from the Dead Sea scrolls had just been published in time. It is written from an atheist perspective, but not one that is unsympathetic to Christians. The author unflinchingly gives his own judgements, but does often mention alternative viewpoints. He is particularly favourable to the gospel of John, the book of Acts and parts of Nehemiah, 2 Samuel & Kings, which he believes to be primary sources. Elsewhere he devastates the text: he kicks off by pulling apart Luke's Nativity… Read more
Father Brown Boxed Set [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Kenneth More
Father Brown Boxed Set [DVD] DVD ~ Kenneth More
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The entertainment value of the episodes is variable and the acting and accents are not consistently of a high standard; however there were few episodes that failed to keep my interest, and most of them were very enjoyable (as long as you don't mind older programmes). Kenneth More gives an excellent portrayal of Father Brown (close to how I imagined him from the books). Of course, the real delight of this particular series is that it retains so much of G K Chesterton's dialogue. This means it possesses a theological depth which is missing from the BBC’s recent version of "Father Brown" (although I greatly enjoyed both those series as well).
Book of Fire: William Tyndale, Thomas More and the&hellip by Brian Moynahan
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Read with caution!, 14 July 2014
I concur with others that this is an interesting and pleasant read. There are many titbits of information and plenty of quotes, which are mostly given in the original spelling. The book certainly seems informative, but given the obvious biases and glaring inaccuracies that I have spotted, I am not sure how far I can trust some of it. Tyndale (like Wolsey) is very much the saint and More the sinner in this work, although a few of the former's vices and the latter's virtues are mentioned. The author is obviously a glowing admirer of Tyndale, believing that almost any change which the committee of the authorised version made to his text was for the worse (although he gives a few exceptions on… Read more

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