B. Yates

Helpful votes received on reviews: 76% (26 of 34)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,235,394 - Total Helpful Votes: 26 of 34
Stardust [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Michelle Pfeiffer
Stardust [DVD] DVD ~ Michelle Pfeiffer
I don't know how I managed to miss this the first time around. I am obviously too much of a sucker for Batman and too little for fairytales ;)

After watching this several times and it getting better each one I have been forced to add this to my list of favourite films along with the Usual Suspects, the Batman trilogy, hopefully the upcoming Man of Steel, 20 other great action films and a few rom-coms.

I made the mistake of categorising myself incorrectly. I am far too manly to enjoy a film like this... Don't make the same mistake; it is one of the best films out there - hell, just read the cast list and think about the author. While it does exactly what it says on the… Read more
The Dawkins Delusion?: Atheist Fundamentalism and &hellip by Alister McGrath
13 of 21 people found the following review helpful
Some might say this book is too short. I think it is far far too long.

By attempting to address the arguments of the God Delusion McGrath reveals his dislike of logical argument.

Don't expect any good arguments against Dawkin's book here, there arn't any. It's arguments are long winded and poor. From this it becomes difficult to justify the Theological department at a certain university. There is no way that someone should be able to challenge a university professor so easily. None of this is high brow, or even low brow.

By the end of it i felt like i had had part of my life stolen. This is an often used metaphor, but in this instance i cry that i cant get… Read more
The End of Biblical Studies by Hector Avalos
The End of Biblical Studies by Hector Avalos
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Book, 29 Mar 2009
This is going to be a short review.

I would recommend this book to anyone with an open mind about the Bible.

It breaks down the theological study of the Bible into its relevant disciplines and is easy to understand.

There is a lot of information here if you have not studied the various disciplines. Every bit of it is essential, and all well written.

To those coming to this from other scientific subjects (i am a geologist) the book is highly rewarding. I am not saying that it all sinks in on first read, but it is an eye opener to the sort of academic work occurring in the background.

The conclusions of the author are well argued, fair… Read more

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