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Benevolent Beliefs

Advantages: Clear thinking, positive and open-minded viewpoints about God, thought-provoking
Disadvantages: Would be hard to read at one sitting, unlikely to appeal to those who would most benefit from it

BRIAN MCLAREN Brian McLaren is a popular Christian writer in the US who has - probably rather to his dismay - become a highly controversial figure in some circles recently. I first heard of him mentioned some years ago, not always positively, as one ...

Kukana 01.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of A Generous Orthodoxy - Brian McLaren

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I Don't Need Taming.

Advantages: Makes for a good read.
Disadvantages: Minor discrepancies online.

This book is called Taming the Tiger, and is a supposed real life account of its author Tony Anthony. Published by Authentic in 2004, it has been reprinted on numerous occasions over the years until its most recent in this form in 2008. I cannot comment ...

dynamicnurse 29.08.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Taming the Tiger - Tony Anthony

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Worth Diving Into

Advantages: Very well and widely researched
Disadvantages: Perhaps a little narrow in focus

There appears to be more Christian literature around than ever before at the moment. I don't know whether this is a response to Richard Dawkins' "The God Delusion", which has meant that Christian writers and publishers have increased their outputs, or bec ...

Soho_Black 12.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of Take the Plunge: Living Baptism and Confirmation - Timothy Radcliffe

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About Face

Advantages: Sound arguments
Disadvantages: Poorly presented, at least in written form

...Atheist culture has recently become more mainstream, thanks in part to the success of Richard Dawkins' book, ''The God Delusion''. However, religion does still have a part to play, with Prince Charles urging the United Kingdom to be more tolerant towards ...

Soho_Black 04.10.2012 · Read full review
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Review of The Face of God: The Gifford Lectures - Roger Scruton

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Finding the Way...

Advantages: Good insights, good passages
Disadvantages: A few translations are a bit awkward

...Thomas Cleary, a recognised and respected scholar on Eastern religions and philosophies, is an acknowledged master also of translation from classic Chinese and Japanese tests. If one seeks out English translations of The Taoist 'I Ching' or 'The Art of Wa ...

frkurt 13.12.2004 · Read full review
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Review of The Essential Tao: An Initiation into the Heart of Taoism Through the Authentic Tao Te Ching and the Inner Teachings of Chuang-tzu - A Compendium of Ethical Wisdom - Thomas Cleary

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