Book Reviews

Judging books by their Covers

by Anna Blanch on March 18, 2011

I get my reading lists and inspiration in the strangest of places. But a combination of the two has never before come from the side of a building – until now. The 25 foot high representation of 22 books which are set between two glass enclosed stairwells (made to look like bookends) are known in [...]

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Grammar Rules (To Avoid)

by Anna Blanch on March 2, 2011

Verbs has to agree with their subjects. Remember to never split an infinitive. Parenthetical remarks (however relevant) are (usually) unnecessary. Never use a big word when a diminutive one would suffice. Use words correctly, irregardless of how others elude to them. Use the apostrophe in it’s proper place and omit it when its not needed. [...]

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Are you a life-ready Woman?

by Anna Blanch on February 28, 2011

I have to admit I approached Shaunti Feldhahn’s Life-Ready Woman: Thriving in a do-it-all world with the cynicism only a professional woman, who’s read more of the “how can you be a godly Christian woman” in today’s world books than she cares to admit, can. I’d pretty much given up reading those kinds of books [...]

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Win one of 14 sets of NT Wright’s Matthew Series

by Anna Blanch on February 24, 2011

Win one of 14 sets of Tom Wright’s  Matthew Books     Click here to visit bigbible.co.uk to find out how to enter for a chance to win! Giveaway  closes 3pm, 2nd March!    

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Faith, Hope and Poetry

by Anna Blanch on November 10, 2010

I reviewed Malcolm Guite’s Faith, Hope and Poetry for Transpositions. As I was preparing for the review I read a number of other opinions about the book Of  Faith, Hope and Poetry, Ashgate’s website says: Malcolm Guite applies the insights of poetry to contemporary issues and the contribution poetry can make to our religious knowing [...]

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Review of Peter Leithart’s Jane Austen

by Anna Blanch on November 9, 2010

Jane Austen by Peter Leithart is part of Christian Encounters series from Thomas Nelson offers a biographical sketch with a focus on Austen’s religious imagination. Peter Leithart is a theology professor at New St. Andrews College and pastor of Trinity Reformed Church. In Jane Austen he has delivered a concise and entertaining biography of Jane [...]

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Review: Run to Overcome by Meb Keflezighi

by Anna Blanch on November 5, 2010

Running is like Life.You start at the same place with your fellow runners. You all finish at the same place. How you do it largely up to you. If you win, you congratulate your team and yourself. If you lose, you evaluate how to improve. You can’t make excuses like “He didn’t pass me the [...]

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Win a Kindle with Julie Lessman

by Anna Blanch on September 23, 2010

It’s a Giveaway Extravaganza! Kindle Giveaway, Facebook Party and Book Bomb – OH MY! Visit the Roaring 20’s with Julie Lessman in the Technology and Romance KINDLE Giveaway! Julie’s latest series has just ‘shimmied’ it’s way onto the scene with book 1 in The Winds of Change series, A Hope Undaunted!  Find out more about [...]

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Win a kindle with "A friend in the Storm" and Zondervan

September 22, 2010

Cheryl Ricker is hosting this great contest over at her website during the blog tour for A Friend in the Storm, Zondervan’s latest innovative gift book of quotes, Scripture and poetry that leads to lasting hope! Since this book covers matters of the heart, Cheryl wants to hear from YOUR heart! In the midst of [...]

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Harry Potter dressed in Penguin?

July 9, 2010

A freelance cover designer M.S. Corley thought that this was a book design match made in heaven: J.K Rowling’s Harry Potter and Penguin. that is.Corley designed covers for the whole series as if they were part of the Penguin classics editions. In a small way Corley comments on the books, their significance and suggests a [...]

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