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The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith
The Heart of Christianity: Rediscovering a Life of Faith
Price: £7.99

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Should come with a health warning for Christians grounded in the bible, 28 April 2015
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Over the years I held Marcus Borg with some regard, mainly because N T (Tom) Wright appeared to think highly of him. However, strange as it seems, this is the first book of his that I have read. Very disappointed...Borg seems to believe in a Christianity far different from the one I believe to be authentic. For example, he doesn't feel that belief in the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ is necessary to be a Christian. Or for that matter any belief in the historicity of Chrstian belief. So, what does Borg believe "modern Christianity" is? Without intending any disrespect to a man who passed away in January of this year, it saddens me to say that his faith - as set out in this book - appears to be a lack of faith, more akin to far Eastern "cosmic type" of networking. As obvious by now, not for me


Doctor Who Figurine Collection Part 5 Silurian Warrior
Doctor Who Figurine Collection Part 5 Silurian Warrior
by Various
Edition: Comic

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Doctor Who fans, 29 Mar. 2015
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I purchased this as a birthday present for my grandson, a great Doctor Who fan. He loves it. These figurines were originally retailed as part of a Doctor Who collector's series by Eaglemoss, celebrating, in 2013, 50 years of Doctor Who. The series draws from every era of the show and includes all eleven versions of the Doctor plus his greatest monsters. All the figurines are produced in 1:21 scale, and cast in a specially formulated metallic resin before being painted by hand and individually numbered. The collection features several different versions of the Daleks and Cybermen. Since their original publication, the figurines have become fan-collector's items


The Flash Volume 4: Reverse TP (The New 52)
The Flash Volume 4: Reverse TP (The New 52)
by Francis Manapul
Edition: Paperback
Price: £13.78

4.0 out of 5 stars Great cover but. . . . ., 20 Mar. 2015
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Great cover but. . . .I was really looking forward to this graphic novel which collects issues #20-25 of the New 52's The Flash. It is volume 4 of the collected New 52's Flash comics. The big selling-point of this volume is that the mystery of the reverse Flash is revealed. No spoilers from me, but I was rather disappointed with the revelation. I confess I am not sure what to make of the New 52's, which "re-invented" the DC Universe, kicking the new series off in July 2011. Some notable critics were not impressed with the new series . . .Coming back to this volume, I found the artwork annoying, too many "red streaks" everywhere. The Flash is a major DC super-hero, and is, accordingly due some respect; so although I prefer earlier Flash comics, at the same time I appreciate what DC are trying to do.


Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century
Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the Seventeenth Century
by Geoffrey Parker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Really great work, 20 Mar. 2015
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This is a very, very good book. I came across it by accident, almost hidden in a not-often-visited section of local library. After browsing it, decided I wanted my own copy. There is so much in this book it is difficult to do it justice. Its sub-heading is "War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the 17th Century", the author's research is incredible. Highly recommended


Silica Gel Pouches - Pack of 50 - 1g Silica Gel Sachets - Total Gel Weight 50g
Silica Gel Pouches - Pack of 50 - 1g Silica Gel Sachets - Total Gel Weight 50g
Offered by CelloExpress
Price: £3.25

5.0 out of 5 stars Very happy, 21 Feb. 2015
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Purchased these to send to Greece. They arrived safely and postage was very reasonable at only £5


St. Cyril of Alexandria: Commentary on the Twelve Minor Prophets: v. 1 (Fathers of the Church) (Fathers of the Church Series)
St. Cyril of Alexandria: Commentary on the Twelve Minor Prophets: v. 1 (Fathers of the Church) (Fathers of the Church Series)
by St. Cyril of Alexandria
Edition: Hardcover

4.0 out of 5 stars and would have been nice if original Greek had been included, 21 Feb. 2015
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Purchased this for our local Greek Orthodox priest. Quite expensive, and would have been nice if original Greek had been included. This is Volume I of two volumes of St Cyril on the minor prophets, and covers Hosea and Joel.
Our priest tells me he finds it very useful, so on that basis I would recommend it


Reamde
Reamde
by Neal Stephenson
Edition: Paperback
Price: £16.54

5.0 out of 5 stars Very good almost great book, 21 Feb. 2015
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A blockbuster weighing in a just over 1,000 pages, surely not for the faint-hearted? Well, surprisingly easy read until you get to the last 100 pages or so. Strangely for such a lengthy book, it is best read in "long bursts" and this way holds the interest. Plot? Richard Forthrast, onetime drug smuggler who founded a Fortune 500 video game company, employs a young woman named Zula, a refugee of sorts from East Africa who was adopted by Richard’s sister. Richard’s company is the publisher of a hugely successful multiplayer online game called T’Rain. When Zula’s boyfriend, Peter, borrows a thumbstick from Richard, which he uses to save stolen credit card information and gives to an associate of the Russian mafia. Richard’s thumbstick, unfortunately, is tainted with a T’Rain virus called REAMDE created by a Chinese T’Rain player. The virus infects the Russians’ computers, hacking and holding some important files, after which they come violently calling for assistance. With Peter and Zula in tow, the Russians fly illegally into Xiamen, China, to find and kill the Chinese hacker responsible for the virus. This brings them into accidental contact with a jihadist cell led by one Abdallah Jones, a wanted terrorist, who despite being black and British somehow regards China as an appropriate place to hide.Jones kidnaps Zula and flies her into the wilds of British Columbia. The novel ends with a 150-page-long running "chase'n' fight" along the Canadian-­American border. Characterisation very good indeed, especially a Russian mercenary with a strongly moral backbone and an MI6 agent of Asian ethnicity, making an unlikely but nice relationship.
The main problem with the book is Stephenson conspires to bring all the many protagonists together for the endgame in the wilderness along the American-Canadian border and this does stretch the imagination just that little bit too far. I found the last 100 pages heavy going which was a great pity as the rest of the book was so good. It felt as if Stephenson needed more pages to finish the book as he wanted, but had come close to publishers allowance so rounded it off rather scrappily


Bradshaw's Handbook
Bradshaw's Handbook
by George Bradshaw
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.99

3.0 out of 5 stars Rather disappointing, 5 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: Bradshaw's Handbook (Hardcover)
Rather disappointing facsimile. After watching Michael Portillo with his old copy of Bradshaw's tucked under his arm this is rather a let down. But I must point out this is just the UK, whereas Portillo's is the larger European version. The comments within are pithy and interesting, I guess that I expected something more substantial. Page quality very dry and cheap, perhaps it does accurately reflect the original publication, but for me, not that great


TOMORROW STORIES BOOK 1 ALAN MOORE KEVIN NOWLAN 2002 AMERICA'S BEST COMICS
TOMORROW STORIES BOOK 1 ALAN MOORE KEVIN NOWLAN 2002 AMERICA'S BEST COMICS
by Alan Moore
Edition: Comic

5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous, work of genius, 5 Feb. 2015
Great stories. When reviewing comics and graphic novels, cannot help but underline my astonishment that the genre is not more widely appreciated. Alan Moore is quite simply a genius. One story alone in this great collection would suffice to illustrate this: Jack B Quick getting a photon arrested in his small American town for speeding. So clever. Featured in this collection in addition to Jack B Quick are stories of: The Cobweb; The First American and US Angel; Greyshirt and Splash Brannigan the indelible avenger. I once met Alan Moore at a Comic Con, he is such an ordinary guy it is hard to relate the genius who creates such stories with the man in front of you. I thoroughly recommend this collection.


NAMES OF JESUS - BURGUNDY - JOURNAL
NAMES OF JESUS - BURGUNDY - JOURNAL
by Christian Art
Edition: Imitation Leather
Price: £7.68

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely little devotional notebook, 13 Jan. 2015
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I purchased one of these for my son as a Christmas present, but liked it so much I purchased another for myself, but decided instead to give to a Christian friend for Christmas. Really lovely little gilt-edged notebook, in red imitation leather with names of Jesus inscribed in the cover. Each day has devotional words


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