Mr. T Holton

"Tim"
(REAL NAME)
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 69% (86 of 124)
Location: Warwickshire, UK
In My Own Words:
I am an Engineer who likes reading books.

I have a theory that since the biggest single thing God has done is to send Jesus (not to condemn, but to lift us up) then He can't be the vindictive oaf that many think. Quite the reverse.

Sometimes I write long rambling book reviews to help me engage with the ideas. Other times a book irritates me so much I just need to vent. Often I don't write anyth… Read more

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 53,745 - Total Helpful Votes: 86 of 124
The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce
This is a wonderfully easy book to read with some great little character sketches. Its a story of a man who engages in a cathartic walk from Devon to the North East, saving his marriage in the process and addressing a deeply distressing truth in his past.

I found the book somewhat depressing, treating life as merely subjective experience and without much value. After reading it I felt a bit like I'd wasted an hour watching one of those daytime TV programmes. Its OK if you want to get yourself to sleep at night.
Harry's War by Harry Drinkwater
Harry's War by Harry Drinkwater
Harry is an impressive man and his diary is an excellent historical record.

But much more than this, I found reading his book made me reflect on who we are today, in contrast to who these people were - these people who were our grandfathers and great grandfathers.

Such bravery, discipline and sense of duty. Such great comradeship. Such sense of good and evil. His description of the battlefields left me speechless time after time. And because it is a diary, written within hours of the experience it has such profound immediacy and reality; you live the experience with Harry.

I have no particular interest in military matters, and negligible knowledge of WW1,… Read more
Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon's Journey into the&hellip by Eben Alexander
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
It is fascinating what can happen in the human mind when the physical brain is diseased. It is also fascinating how certain we can be about things that are profoundly mysterious. So although this book was a good read I have several problems with it:-

1. It is not a biblical view of heaven. In short, a Christian view of heaven must include the fact that Jesus Christ is pre-eminent, that he saves us from the penalty of our own godless self-will, that he is the judge of all and that we accept him by faith. There are many other areas that are unbiblical too, but that's the killer for me, as someone who acknowledges Jesus as Lord and Saviour.

2. It is plainly ridiculous to… Read more