Category Archives: Books

Best children’s Christmas story book

One of my favourite resources for the Christmas season is Jesus’ Christmas Party by Nicholas Allan. Nicholas Allan writes and illustrates the nativity through the eyes of a grumpy inn keeper who is unexpectedly at the centre of Jesus’ birth.  The story follows him as he is woken up repeatedly by Mary and Joseph and guests visiting the […]

Best children’s Christmas story book

One of my favourite resources for the Christmas season is Jesus’ Christmas Party by Nicholas Allan. Nicholas Allan writes and illustrates the nativity through the eyes of a grumpy inn keeper who is unexpectedly at the centre of Jesus’ birth.  The story follows him as he is woken up repeatedly by Mary and Joseph and guests visiting the […]

Crowdsource new Bibles for your church, school or youth ministry with GivingBibles.com

GivingBibles.com looks a brilliant new website designed by Hodder Faith especially for churches or other organisations that need Bibles but can’t afford them. Perhaps your church needs to replenish its stock of pew Bibles, or maybe there’s a growing youth group you’d like to give youth Bibles to? There are 30 different packs and individual Bibles […]

Books I have read: Call the Midlife

Last night I finished Call the Midlife by Chris Evans. The more I read of Chris the more I enjoy. This book is a mixture of reflections from the last couple of years, including his fab Breakfast Show on Radio 2, running a marathon without telling anyone until the last minute, bringing back TFI Friday […]

Books I have read: The Entitlement Cure

  I’d heard many good things about Dr. John Townsend and his work with Dr. Henry Cloud, so I was keen to read The Entitlement Cure when offered by the Book Sneeze Bloggers scheme. Townsend has a background as a psychologist, counsellor and leadership consultant often working with broken families and Fortune 500 companies in the same […]

Books I have read: Fairness Is Overrated

Reading Fairness is Overrated and 51 other leadership principles you feel like you’re receiving great wisdom on leadership from someone who has been in the trenches – they know what they are talking about.   The book is divided into four parts and reflects the four pillars that Stevens believes effective leadership is built on. […]

Books I have read: The Quants

Having worked in The City doing recruitment of financial traders, and specifically quantitative traders I was interested to read Scott Patterson’s take on quant trading. Patterson traces the history of quant trading by starting with Ed Thorp, the maths professor who applied his theories in the gambling world. Having successfully taken on the Las Vegas […]

Books I have read: Multiply: Disciples Making Disciples

I’ve always enjoyed reading Francis Chan’s writings, a few years ago I was inspired by his book Crazy Love, so I was looking forward to reading Multiply: Disciples making disciples.  As a youth minister I’m incredibly passionate to resource young people to share their faith with their friends – they do such a better job than […]

Books I have read: Passion: The Bright Light Of Glory by Louie Giglio

The Passion movement, led by Louie Giglio, was designed for 18-25 year olds who want to follow Jesus and share their faith with others, and based on Isaiah 26:8 which says, “Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your truth, we wait eagerly for You, for Your name and Your renown are the desire of our […]

3 lessons we can learn from Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs is a fascinating character – he’s seen as one of the most influential people of the last three decades. He’s changed the way that computing and technology intersects with the liberal arts street as he so often used to put it. I love to read good biographies and I am fascinated by people’s […]

Books I have read: Branding (Design Directories)

I am fascinated with how stories and companies are marketed, so I was interested to borrow Branding (Design Directories) by Helen Vaid from my local library. Helen Vaid at the time of writing was Sales and Marketing Director at Tornado Productions Ltd., having been involved in branding for Vodafone, 3M, British Telecom, American Express and […]

Books I have read: How to save an hour every day

I recently borrowed How to save an hour every day by Michael Heppell from my local library. In a nutshell his book presents a variety of different ideas to help you be more effective and save time, with the aim that eventually you can save an hour each day, every day.  Heppell is so convinced that […]