Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tough stuff

If you look over on the right, you will see some links in my shared items to articles by Denise Day Spencer. Denise has been through an incredibly hard time as she has watched her beloved husband, Michael, aka The Internet Monk succumb to cancer and die, at the age of 53, just before his first book was published.

Her writings on the subject are helpful because of their frankness and honesty.

 These are things most of us will be confronted with one day. It is sensible to think about them now.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Don’t pay for an over-priced book again

This is another of Steve Kryger's great posts.
I used to be able to send the link to this blog, via Gontroppo's Shared Items, but you will notice that that is a heading with no content.
Dunno why.

Don’t pay for an over-priced book again: "

Recently I wrote ‘Don’t buy another (bad) Christian book‘, with some sites to discover book reviews to avoid wasting money on a disaster. I received some helpful feedback that it can be useful to read ‘outside the camp’ – I try to do this as well, but I don’t want to waste money on something that’s just going to make me angry!

Once you’ve worked out which books you’d like to purchase, here’s a simple 4-step process for finding the cheapest store to purchase your book/s from.

Step 1. Visit Booko.”Booko is a site with a very simple goal – to find the cheapest place to buy books & DVDs in Australia.” My friend Dave put me onto it.

Step 2. Type in the name of the book you’re looking for. In this case, I’m looking for ‘You Can Change’ by Tim Chester.

Step 3. (This isn’t really a step, but more of a stage in the proces!) Booko will now list all the places online where you can purchase a book, and list the prices, in Australian dollars, including delivery:

Step 4. Select the store you would like to purchase from. The Book Depository is a favourite (at least among the Bible college students I’ve spoken to!) because the shipping to Australia (from their stores in the US and UK) is free.

I can purchase the book for $11.92 including delivery. At the time of writing, the same book was $12.95 from Koorong (plus $5.95 for shipping), and $14.95 from Moore Books (I’m unsure about shipping costs/availbility). From $1.03 to $3.03 per book (without any of the costs of travel to and from the bookshop), that’s a significant saving.

Copyright 2010 Steven Kryger.

Post from: Communicate Jesus. Follow Communicate Jesus on Twitter.

Don’t pay for an over-priced book again


Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Reconciling Contemporary Science and The Bible

Is it possible to reconcile contemporary science and the Bible?

It seems to me that many Christians today begin with modern scientific presuppositions and then attempt to squeeze the Bible into those presuppositions. But doing so seems to be giving too much away.

Others begin with the Bible and then try to squeeze science into the Scriptures. I think that they then make the Bible to be saying more than it really is.

James Anderson has written a thoughtful review of a book by one of the former, entitled I Love Jesus and I Accept Evolution .

And he gave me the link to this most interesting summation by continuing Presbyterians [PCA] called  Creation Report .

It is well worth reading, though it may not convince many.