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Book Reviews

  • Religious foundations of western civilization

    Posted: 11 May 2010 by bms_editor

    Edited by: Jacob Neusner, Alban Books, £22.99 ISBN 0-68733-202-8 This book introduces its readers to three major world religions, Christianity, Islam and Judaism. A team of contributors address significant themes in the development and...

  • Religious tolerance in world religions

    Posted: 11 May 2010 by bms_editor

    By Ed Neusner & Chilton, Templeton Foundation Press, £26.99 ISBN: 978-1-59947-136-5 This book consists of a variety of conference papers on this theme. Topics range from ancient Israel, the pre-Christian West, tolerance in the Early Church...

  • Searching for the indigenous church

    Posted: 11 May 2010 by bms_editor

    by Gene Daniels, William Carey Library,     £10.99 ISBN: 0-87808-343-X The book gives an important account of the author’s cross-cultural experience in an unnamed Muslim country in Central Asia. Gene Daniels (a...

  • Setting up community health care programmes

    Posted: 11 May 2010 by bms_editor

    By Ted Lankester, MacMillan, £13.50 ISBN 978-1-40508-602-8 Reflecting its title, this book provides a practical manual for setting up community health programmes within developing countries. It covers basic principles such as: working as...

  • Seven ways to change the world

    Posted: 11 May 2010 by bms_editor

    By Jim Wallis, Lion, £8.99 ISBN: 978-0-74595-298-7 This is one of the few books that could be described as ‘essential’. It’s Wallis’ best book since his 1981 classic The Call to Conversion. Using a series of telling...

  • Ships of mercy

    Posted: 11 May 2010 by bms_editor

    by Don Stephens, Hodder & Stoughton, £7.99 ISBN: 0-34086-336-6 The book takes us all over the world, showing us people who have been helped by the medical care provided by Mercy Ships. The story in itself is a dramatic one. I was moved by...

  • Subverting global myths

    Posted: 11 May 2010 by bms_editor

    Subverting global myths: theology and the public issues shaping our world By Vinoth Ramachandra, SPCK, £12.99 ISBN 978-0-28106-023-8 This is simply the best book on mission I have read. Tackling issues that we’ve probably thought about...

  • The Asian Jesus

    Posted: 11 May 2010 by bms_editor

    By Michael Amaladoss, Orbis Books £12.99 ISBN 978-1-57075-661-0 Jesus always remains the Christ, although the way he is understood as such is expressed differently and understood more deeply in various historical and cultural embodiments....

  • The Bible and other faiths

    Posted: 11 May 2010 by bms_editor

    By Ida Glaser, IVP, £7.99 ISBN 1-84474-080-3 A somewhat academic book, which addresses the issue of how Christians should respond in a multi-faith world. Should our evangelism involve us actively listening as well as talking? Should we be...

  • The future control of food

    Posted: 11 May 2010 by bms_editor

    The future control of food (extended review) Ed by Geoff Tansey & Tasmin Rajott, Earthscan, £19.99 ISBN: 978-1-84407-429-7 Should we care what is happening to our food sources? Tansey and Rajott say ‘yes’. The future control of...

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