I. McGregor

"Ian McGregor"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (11 of 12)
Location: Glasgow, Scotland


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Magnificent Obsession by David Robertson
Magnificent Obsession by David Robertson
4.0 out of 5 stars No need to apologise!, 19 May 2014
As good a book on Christian apologetics as I have read for many a year. As David says, we have no need to apologise for our Christian faith but we need to be able to "give a reason for the hope that is in us". David is well able to do that. Christian readers of this book will be better able to do so as a result of thoughtful and prayerful reading of it.

However, this book is not aimed at Christian readers. David intends it to be read by non Christians.

If you are a Christian, read this book but give it away.

If you are not a Christian, it is a very good book to read with an open mind and willing to be challenged.
From Jute to Jungle: The Mary Slessor Story by Carol Purves
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent biography, 19 May 2014
This is the third of Carol's five books (to date) that I have read.

It shares a number of features.

Christian biography - thorough research - clear uncluttered writing - strong sense of place.

With the centenary of Mary Slessor's death coming up next year, it is a good time for a reminder (or in my case very much an introduction since my previous knowledge was Dundee - Christian missionary - Africa) of her faith, life and work.

I warmly recommend this book.
Free Radical: A Memoir by Vincent Cable
Free Radical: A Memoir by Vincent Cable
This book did a lot to renew my faith in (some) politicians.

It is a fascinating and self-deprecating autobiography covering the period up to about 2009.

The geographical, cultural and policial spread is quite remarkable.

The best Chancellor of the Exchequer we never had? Quite possibly.

He certainly has the ability, experience and integrity to be a Cabinet minister. However, in the present cabinet? I hope he has made a difference.

I have been wracking my brains - I can vaguely remember tutorials in the early 1970s at Glasgow University with an enthusiastic Yorkshire economics tutor who might well have been Vince Cable.

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