Nyall Davies

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (61 of 64)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 491,860 - Total Helpful Votes: 61 of 64
Jesus and the Eyewitnesses: The Gospels as Eyewitn&hellip by Richard Bauckham
There is a lot of useful information in this book. Richard Baukham proves that eye witness were involved in the writing of the Gospels. You can draw your own conclusions form the data he supplies. I found him somewhat confusing as he moved into discussing which John wrote the gospel of John and he could have produced a summary that sums up his finding rather than leave the reader in the air. I would still have bought it for the mass of useful information on the way through.
The Grand Design: New Answers to the Ultimate Ques&hellip by Stephen Hawking
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I found the book easily readable but didn't give me any new information. As a popular book it has to be simple and cannot go into much depth so I had already picked up what it had to say about quantum physics. Towards the end of the book it moves to using vague illustrations rather than proofs that the universe does not need a cause and to introduce M theory as something that could possibly explain things. He states that no one knows what M stands for and, having read the relavent parts several times I have little idea what it is. There certainly is no solid proof and the idea of gravity spontaneously generating something when there was no gravity is left so vague that I suggest M stands… Read more
ESV Study Bible by Wayne Grudem
ESV Study Bible by Wayne Grudem
59 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ESV Study Bible, 17 Oct 2009
The ESV is an excellent translation. I have never been fond of the NIV as it appears to deliberately turn sentences around to get away from previous translations that follow the order of the Greek text. The NIV is also a phrase for phrase translation and, as a result removes ambiguities or alternative renderings of many verses. These alterantives often have value. The ESV is a word for word translation and is thus more transparent, letting me see the original more clearly. I have been a user of the RSV for forty years and thought I would be continuing to use it. I have easily switched to the ESV. Authorised/KJ and NKJ users could easily do the same.
Those that have been brought up on… Read more