Category Archive: Books

Don’t Underestimate the Impact of Christian Biography on Young People

This week I picked up Eric Metaxas’ latest book 7 Women and the Secrets of their Greatness, which provides an introductory overview of the lives of Joan of Arc, Susanna Wesley, Hannah More, Saint… Continue reading

Essential Reading: Charles Taylor on Secularism

The influence of Charles Taylor’s magisterial book A Secular Age continues to permeate. For those uninitiated, this important (and huge) text seeks to explain how exclusive humanism came to be, to answer the question “Why was… Continue reading

‘The Narrow Road to the Deep North’ by Richard Flanagan

I must recommend Richard Flanagan’s newest novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. It’s a staggeringly good novel, incredibly moving and compelling. I found myself aching to get back to it. It tells… Continue reading

Jonathan Franzen on Modern Life

Novelist Jonathan Franzen writes an interesting article in today’s Guardian on several elements of increased technoconsumerism in modern life. It focuses on German author Karl Krauss, whose soon-to-be published essays he has recently translated. I’m not… Continue reading

The Australian (economic) Moment

Those interested in how the economy has reflected and shaped the Australian psyche should check out George Megalogenis’s latest, The Australian Moment: How We Were Made for these Times. Megalogenis is one of my… Continue reading

Top 3 Books of 2012 (fiction)

Like most people, I read fiction from across the years, rather than – with some exceptions – as they are released. Thus, these are essentially the best books I read in 2012. Another… Continue reading

In London still, by way of Paris

All quiet on the blog as we’ve been on holiday in the UK and France for the past fortnight. It’s been an extremely refreshing time catching up with friends and seeing the beautiful cities and countryside.… Continue reading

On Reading Novels

Last night was the 50th meeting of Booker at the Pub. It began back in late 2007, when I realised while I have always been a constant avid reader, this had predominantly steered… Continue reading

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