J Stocks

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Incomparable: Explorations in the Character of God by Andrew Wilson
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Incomparable, 22 Aug 2011
Incomparable by Andrew Wilson is one of my favourite books. For those of you who don't know the format of the book I will explain quickly. Wilson takes aspects of the character of God (all based in scripture) and explores them. Each chapter is only 2 or 3 pages long and each chapter deals with a new aspect.

The truths contained in this book are fantastic. Wilson has a clear insight into scripture and is able to easily communicate this throughout. Despite the short length of chapters the content doesn't feel in the least bit airy. It is no Systematic Theology but neither is it a breeze. The book is ideal for using during devotional times, for using as a leap board for studying and… Read more
The Wise Man's Fear: The Kingkiller Chronicle: Boo&hellip by Patrick Rothfuss
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
First off I am not saying anything new about this book. I am just saying it again in the (vain) hope that people might be convinced. I read the Name of the Wind and loved it! It easily ranks in my 5 favourite books. The Wise Man's fear is easily one the most disappointing I have ever read. The Name of the Wind had set-up beautiful characters and an engaging plot. The Wise Man's Fear ignores the second of these while over revelling in the first of these. The result is a string of clichéd events from sordid flings to the "righteous vengeance" sketch. And none of these give so much as a passing wave to the overall plot. There is one utterly beautiful scene in which you think the novel… Read more