Gerard Kelly

Helpful votes received on reviews: 96% (24 of 25)
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Top Reviewer Ranking: 67,883 - Total Helpful Votes: 24 of 25
Why I am an Atheist Who Believes in God: How to gi&hellip by Frank Schaeffer
As a long-time reader of Francis Schaeffer's work, I found this insight into the private world of his family fascinating. Frank Schaeffer speaks on behalf of a generation who have parted company with their Evangelical roots, and as such offers us significant insight into the reasons why. If the book has a weakness, for me it is the overlap of theological / philosophical reflections with personal therapy. At tiems I couldn't tell if Schaeffer was airing his considered views or just venting his anger. It's legitiamte to do both, but I felt at times that he had lost sight of the distinction. A recommended read for all those wanting to better understand the current 'post-evangelical' movement.
The First Horseman: Number 1 in series (Thomas Tre&hellip by D. K. Wilson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Derek Wilson is a top-class historian with proven expertise in the Tudor era and a string of books and TV shows to his credit. He is also an excellent storyteller, and the two skills come joyously together in this reformation romp. Readers of C J Samson will recognise the landscape here: the techniques of a modern-day murder mystery applied to a bygone age. Wilson handles the territory well and brings two particularities that lift The First Horseman above the ordinary. The first is that the crime at the centre of the book is an actual event from history. A mystery as yet unsolved in the real world is given a fictional solution. The second is that the characters in this Reformation-era… Read more
Archbishop: A novel by Michele Guinness
Archbishop: A novel by Michele Guinness
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Archbishop is a 'big' book in several senses. It is long, it goes deep, and it is not afraid to tackle some very significant themes. Michelle Guinness takes her intriguing central premise - the appointment of our first female Archbishop of Canterbury - and sets it in the context of a church engaged with its culture and rocked by political currents within and without. Not for her the tedious cycle of mumbled liturgies read from dusty prayer books. This is very definitely a contemporary portrait.

The strength of 'Archbishop' is that Guinness knows her stuff. She has lived the vicarage experience from the inside, and has been both a champion and an observer of the empowerment of… Read more

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