On the bookshelf this week…

Some books which have caught our eye recently…

Mission – Ash Barker’s Risky Compassion. You can read Darren Cronshaw’s review here


Jesus – Ken R Manley’s On the Way to Faith Personal Encounters with Jesus in John’s Gospel. You can read Darren Cronshaw’s review of this book, short-listed for the 2014 Australian Christian Book of the Year, here


Church leadership – Wayne Cordeiro’s Sifted: Pursuing Growth through Trials, Challenges, and Disappointments. You can read Darren Cronshaw’s review here


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On the bookshelf this week…

So, it’s been sometime since we updated the bookshop – so thought we would kick it off with mention of a couple of books we’ve reviewed recently…

Christian leadership – Lance Ford’s UnLeader: Reimagining Leadership…and Why We Must. You can read Darren Cronshaw’s review here


Baptist History – Tony Cupit, Ros Gooden and Ken Manley (ed), From Five Barley Loaves: Australian Baptists in Global Mission 1864 — 2000. You can read Darren Cronshaw’s review here.


• Mission – Kim Hammond and Darren Cronshaw, Sentness: Six Postures of Missional Christians. You can read Lloyd Harkness’ review here.


And here’s a couple that we haven’t reviewed yet but which are currently gaining attention…

• Pope Francis’ recent release, The Church of Mercy. A collection of  speeches, homilies, and papers from the first year of his papacy.


• Dutch Sheets’ latest – The Power of Hope: Let God Renew Your Mind, Heal Your Heart, and Restore Your Dreams. A look at how your faith helps you through the tough times.


The Divine Conspiracy Continued: Fulfilling God’s Kingdom on Earth – the sequel to his bestseller, The Divine Conspiracy, this is the book Dallas Willard was working on at the time of his death last year.


As well as our reviews, Sight is shortly introducing a new book section called The Must Read in which we’ll feature books that may not be new but which is worthy of consideration for any reader’s bucket-list…Stay tuned. Meantime, why not tell us about what you’re reading?


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24th July, 2013 – On the bookshelf this week…

OK, once again time has slipped away and the bookshelf remains bare. But we return this week with some new books you may like to take a look at…

• First up, it’s the latest book we’ve reviewed on Sight – The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry. To read Darren Cronshaw’s review, head to www.sightmagazine.com.au/stories/Books/pilgrimage24.7.13.php.

Here’s some others you may have missed:

The Permanent Revolution: Apostolic Imagination and Practice for the 21st Century Church. You can read Darren Cronshaw’s review here: www.sightmagazine.com.au/stories/Books/revolution26.6.13.php.

• The Ephesus ScrollYou can read Darren Cronshaw’s review here: www.sightmagazine.com.au/stories/Books/ephesus29.5.13.php.

Turn Back the Battle: Isaiah Speaks to Christians Today. Read David Adams’ review here: www.sightmagazine.com.au/stories/Books/turnback16.5.13.php

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The Sight Bookclub’s February read – ‘Every Good Endeavour: Connecting Your Work to God’s Plan for the World’…

Every-Good-EndeavourEver wondered how your work – whether mundane, exciting or otherwise – fits in with your Christian walk? New York Times best-selling author and pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Timothy Keller, takes an indepth and insightful look at the issue in his 2012 book, Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God’s Plan for the World.

We’ve selected the book as the February read and are inviting you to join with us in reading it and then participating in a discussion about the book at the end of the month.

We’d love to hear from you if you’re joining us – just leave a comment below and let us know. The date and time of the online discussion will be revealed down the track…

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On the Sight Bookshelf this week…

It’s almost Christmas so here is our last on the bookshelf for the year (and yes, there have been far too few). 

But before we do that, I wanted to mention that in 2013 we’re introducing a new SIGHT BOOKCLUB in which we’ll be reading and then discussing a particular book each month (with anyone invited to join in the conversation!). More details to come soon.

But back to our bookshelf list (where you may just find some holiday reading or even a belated Christmas gift)…

Fascinating Times: A Social Commentary – Mal Fletcher. A collection of essays by Mal reflecting on ethics and society today. Read our recently posted review here.

Dead Sea: A Novel – Lynne Baab. You can read Darren Cronshaw’s review here.

The Unsolved Mystery of Noah’s Ark – Mary Irwin. The story of how Mary Irwin came to conclude Noah’s Ark was not on Mt Ararat. You can read more about the book in a piece by Mark Ellis here.

The Case for Christmas: A Journalist Investigates the Identity of the Child in the Manger – Lee Strobel. A classic investigation of the Christmas story by journalist Lee Strobel.

Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine – Max Lucado. The much loved author’s latest book on the subject of, yes – you guessed it, grace.

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On the Sight bookshelf this week…

Apologies for the gap between posts – we’ll try and make it a more regular feature. Here’s this week’s selection of books that you may find interesting, including some related to recent articles…

• The Boy Who Wouldn’t Die – David Nyoul Vincent. Read David Adams’ review of his inspiring story here.

Reaching for the Invisible God – Philip Yancey. Mentioned by Nils von Kalm in his recent Thoughts on Life blog entry, Expectation is the Mother of Resentment.

•  Life Without Limits: Inspiration for a Ridiculously Good Life – Nick Vujicic. Nick’s latest book, Unstoppable: The Incredible Power of Faith in Action, is released in October.

The Freedom of Self Forgetfulness – Timothy Keller. Released earlier this year, this short text looks at how freedom is found in the putting aside of self.

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On the Sight bookshelf this week…

You may have noticed that Sight is now directly linking to books for sale on Amazon from the main website – just follow the links from there as you would from here. But we’ll still be updating this page as we hope it becomes something of a hub for talk about books…

Meantime, here’s some books of interest…

• A Time to Betray: The Astonishing Double Life of a CIA Agent Inside the Revolutionary Guards of Iran. A fascinating book by an ex-CIA spy with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards who is now a Christian. For more on the man known as Reza Khalili, see our article here.

• The Society of Promoting Christian Knowledge Australia (SPCKA) recently announced its shortlist for Australian Christian Book of the Year. Along with historian Geoffrey Blainey’s A Short History of Christianity, Baptist theologian Ross Clifford’s Apologetic Preaching and Teaching for the Church and the Marketplace, and Cameron Semmens’ The Zoo In You (see Darren Cronshaw’s review  here)they include Murray Seiffert’s Gumbuli of Ngukurr, Sharon Witt’s Teen Talk Parent Talk, Shan Joseph’s Colour Worms and Cecily Patterson’s Love, Tears and Autism.

• Lady in Waiting: Sex. God. Love. (Extended Version) – Sabrina Peters. Unfortunately we don’t have a link but you can read our review here

The Cross and the Switchblade – David Wilkerson. A classic book about the life changing power of Jesus Christ.

Any recommendations?

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