A. P. Wilson

Helpful votes received on reviews: 72% (111 of 155)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,160,775 - Total Helpful Votes: 111 of 155
Cafe Theology: Exploring Love, the Universe and Ev&hellip by Michael Lloyd
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
There are some books that we read that have us tingling inside because the prose so closely presents our "lived reality". This is just such a book. Having read the whole canon of the new atheists who seem to feel qualified to tell me what I believe about the world, I sometimes want to scream and say, "but I just don't believe in the kind of world you are describing". Mike Lloyd's book is the perfect antidote to this. Not only is it gentle, warm and witty but it is written by someone who knows theology at an academic level.

I feel much more human after reading this book.

Listen to Mike on Godpod as well - I think he's great! (and I'm not his mum)
Who Made God? Searching For a Theory of Everything by Edgar Harold Andrews
14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
If, like me, you have read many books on the God does/doesn't exist theme then this is well worth of adding to your list. It is worth stating that I come from a Christian worldview but had been an atheist until I got all the way through a Physics degree. With this in mind it is fair to say that I approach the book with a systematic bias. It is interesting reading reviews of books on both sides of the argument because they divide people along party lines. People are generally more favourably disposed to arguments that support our chosen point of view and that is just human nature I guess.

This said I believe that "Who Made God" is distinctively different. The author, by taking the… Read more
The Jesus Way by Eugene Peterson
The Jesus Way by Eugene Peterson
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Any book by a Christian author that contains the following paragraph must be taken with the utmost seriousness;

"Our faith, all faith, everyone's faith, needs testing. And we cannot be trusted to test ourselves. We are too full of self-interest and self-deceit. We are too devious in devising ways of cooking the books to document the evidence that serves our illusions. When we look at the track record of priests and temples, pastors and churches, missionaries and missions, it is obvious that religion in all its forms, including most emphatically Christianity, is a perpetual breeding ground for violence, abuse, superstition, war, discrimination, tyranny, and pride. Religion and… Read more

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