Wednesday, December 27, 2006

What the Bible says, God says

Gateways to God : Seeking Spiritual Depth in a Postmodern world (Christian Focus)
A terrible cover has kept this really good book from selling. A great help to get into the Bible. It's worth it for the footnotes and 70 pages interlude on 21st Century Spirituality (a defence of evangelicalism). The main content that takes us pioneering into Ephesians, 2 Corinthians, Revelation etc is pretty good too!

Pete is one of the pastors of Wycliffe Baptist Church in Reading.
Preparing a couple of talks on The Bible - one on The Authority of Scripture, and the other on Applying the Bible in the 21st Century... I picked up two very helpful book from my bookcase.
“True spirituality isn't a passive consumption of stimulants. It sets out actively to interact with God: to discern the fuel for today's worship in what God has spoken, then to express a response worthy of him – being sure that, somewhere along the line, God himself will warm our hearts”
Pete Lowman, Gateways to God

“As Wayne Grudem puts it, all the words in Scripture are God's words in such a way that 'To disbelieve or disobey any word of Scripture is to disbelieve or disobey God'. And that is sin.
Marcus Honeysett, Meltdown


  1. Conversation during setting up the sale in my Dad's bookshop:
    Him - Lowman's Gateways to God just hasn't sold.
    Me - Oh, the one with the dreadful cover?
    Him - Exactly.

  2. the typesetting is pretty bad as well. i can't believe it was done so unprofessionally. he able to sell it cheap?

  3. I think he was reducing it for the sale as we spoke. He gets good deals from the MacKenzies at CFP. But the majority of his stock is reduced all year round anyway. We mostly just rearrange it when it comes to sale ;-) And full time Christian workers get 10% on anything not already reduced. I love the Evangelical Bookshop Belfast!