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Reviews of Books, some of which have appeared in the Green Christian Magazine

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate – Review

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, by Naomi Klein, September 2014. Allen Lane, 566 pages, ISBN 978-147679-114-2. RRP £20 (hardcover) Journalist Naomi Klein researches climate change. This is not a comfortable book, it one where the science and the consequences of the deniers are … Continue reading

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A message from Martha – The extinction of the passenger pigeon and its message for today book review

by Mark Avery.  Bloomsbury 304 pp rrp £16.99 Book review by Revd Peter Grimwood  Mark Avery knows about birds having worked for the RSPB for twenty five years. This is his first book but I hope it’s the first of … Continue reading

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Seeking Justice – Review

Seeking Justice: The Radical Compassion of Jesus, by Keith Hebden, January 2013. Circle Books, ISBN 978-1-78099-688-2, 177 pages. RRP £11.99 (paperback), £4.99 (e-book) I am so glad I elected to review this book for CEL (I had missed its publication in 2013) because I think … Continue reading

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Birds of the Bible – Review

Birds of the Bible: A guide for bible readers and birdwatchers, by Peter Goodfellow, October 2013. John Beaufoy Publishing, ISBN 978-1-90961-214-3, 160 pages. RRP £12.99 (paperback) This book is an interesting combination of two passions, the bible and birds. When I saw it I thought this … Continue reading

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Religion, Politics and the Earth – Review

Religion, Politics and the Earth: The New Materialism, by Clayton Crockett and Jeffrey W. Robbins, October 2012. Palgrave Macmillan, 206 pages, ISBN 978-1-137-26892-1. RRP £17.50 (paperback) Who would enjoy reading this book? That is what I wondered as I laboured through it. It would … Continue reading

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Blue Sky God – Review

Blue Sky God: The Evolution of Science and Christianity, by Don MacGregor, July 2012. Circle Books, 285 pages, ISBN 978-1-84694-937-1. RRP £14.99 (paperback), £6.99 (e-book) This is not a book concerned with green issues. It begins with an esoteric summary of current scientific issues and … Continue reading

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Walking with Gosse – review

Walking with Gosse: Natural History, Creation and Religious Conflicts, by Roger S. Wotton, September 2012. Clio Publishing, 214 pages, ISBN 978-0-95569-839-2. RRP £11.95 (paperback) In this fascinating and highly-readable book, Roger S. Wotton, Emeritus Professor of Biology at UCL, introduces us to the life and … Continue reading

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Love for the Future – review

Love for the Future: A Journey, by David Osborne, June 2013. Wild Goose Publications, 280 pages, ISBN: 978-1-8495-2263-2. RRP £13.50 Literary accounts of journeys have a long history, and are as popular today as ever. They often include personal, social or spiritual reflections associated with places … Continue reading

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