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All of my books are free in their eBook editions. A paperback version is available for each book and a hardcover edition for most of my longer books. An Almighty Predicament and The Philosophy of a Mad Man have AI-narrated audiobook editions. Click or tap any cover below to view a retailer choice page.

Full-Length Book Releases

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God’s Grand Game:

Divine Sovereignty and the Cosmic Playground

This is a 270-page book which I regard as my most significant contribution to the field of philosophical theology. It is the result of more than 10 years of study and reflection in relation to the divine sovereignty versus human free will problem. The book presents a thorough exposition of my philosophical perspective with reference to the Christian worldview and other views of God. To find out more and see which retailers stock the book, click here.


Christianity, Islam, and the One True God

This is a 240-page book which features a carefully selected collection of articles written by me between 2020 and 2022 on the subject of interfaith dialogue between Christianity and Islam. The book also includes a series of philosophical reflections related to the unity and sovereignty of God, as well as a section on spiritual encouragement. To find out more and see which retailers stock the book, click here.

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The God Articles

This 430-page book is a collection of dialogues, discourses, prayers, and poems, which I wrote between 2012 and 2020. The subject matter of the articles includes reflections on Christian doctrines such as sin, salvation, judgement, and hell, as well as deeply personal articles portraying some of the highs and lows of my spiritual journey since I wrote The Philosophy of a Mad Man. To find out more and see which retailers stock the book, click here.

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The Philosophy of a Mad Man

In this 150-page book – the first book I ever wrote – I describe my turbulent spiritual journey (Part 1) and how I came to develop an extraordinary philosophical perspective (Part 2) that is causing many spiritual seekers to think deeply about the nature of God and the meaning of life. Originally published in 2012, this is a revised and updated version published in 2019. To find out more and see which retailers stock the book, click here. You can get the AI-narrated audiobook edition by clicking here.

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A Collection of Essays by Steven Colborne

This 250-page book features twelve of my academic essays on a wide range of philosophical and theological subjects. One of the essays is my first-class undergraduate dissertation in which I present a radical approach to music analysis. In my theological essays, I discuss the views of several important philosophers from antiquity including Heraclitus, Plato and others. The views of contemporary theological writers including Karl Rahner, Karl Barth, Ludwig Feuerbach, George Eliot and others are also discussed. To find out more and see which retailers stock the book, click here.

Ultimate Truth by Steven Colborne

Ultimate Truth: God Beyond Religion

This 120-page book serves as an excellent introduction to my philosophy. In the book I lay out some thought-provoking arguments as to why the omnipresence of God affects nearly every area of theology, including free will, suffering, morality and more. The book also includes some personal reflections on my faith journey and mental health. To find out more and see which retailers stock the book, click here.

Short Reads


Big Ideas from Ancient Greece

This is a 55-page book profiling twelve philosophers from ancient Greece and a big idea that each philosopher contributed to the history of thought. Each chapter contains some biographical info, a big idea, and my reflections on that idea based on my own philosophy. To find out more and see which retailers stock the book, click here.


An Almighty Predicament:
A Discourse on the Arguments For and Against Christianity

This is a 70-page essay in which I set out what I believe to be the most compelling arguments for and against the Christian worldview. Expounding testimony and citing Scripture, I present arguments explaining why the teachings of the Bible are convincing, but also discuss the reasons why Christianity can be seen as absurd and illogical. This book is currently available for free in its eBook and AI-narrated audiobook editions. To get the eBook from your choice of retailers, click here. To listen to the audiobook edition, click here.


Thanks Be To God:
A Selection of Christian Scriptures for Spiritual Seekers

This 60-page book contains a selection of passages from the Bible chosen to assist spiritual seekers with their understanding of the Christian faith. Each passage of Scripture is followed by a short reflection that I have written to offer context and insight into the text. To find out more and see which retailers stock the book, click here.

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Discovering the Qur’an

This is an 80-page book in which I offer a series of theological reflections following my experience of reading the Qur’an in its entirety for the first time. The themes covered in the book include the nature of Jesus Christ, the oneness of God, resurrection and judgement, and various other discussions concerning the similarities and differences between the Qur’an and the Bible. To find out more and see which retailers stock the book, click here.

God Willing by Steven Colborne (cover)

God Willing:
Bringing Divine Sovereignty into Everyday Conversation

In this 85-page book, divided into fourteen short chapters, I present a series of reflections describing how our use of language might evolve to better reflect the reality of God’s sovereignty over all events — an idea at the heart of my philosophy. To find out more and see which retailers stock the book, click here.

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Finding Your Balance:
The 10 Key Ingredients of a Happy Life

This is a 55-page book in which I delve into the world of psychology and offer some advice, based on life lessons I’ve learned, concerning how to live a fulfilled and happy life. The ‘key ingredients’ discussed in the book include our relationship with God, doing meaningful work, contributing to society, looking after our physical and mental health, and much more. To find out more and see which retailers stock the book, click here.

The Only Question You Ever Need Ask by Steven Colborne (cover)

The Only Question You Ever Need Ask

This 80-page essay represents the culmination of a theological predicament that I have wrestled with ever since I first began to take the Christian faith seriously. In the book, I describe the single question on which I believe faith in the Christian worldview hinges, and I explore and answer that question with reference to Scripture and renowned theologians. To find out more and see which retailers stock the book, click here.


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Four Major Works by Philosopher Steven Colborne

This is an 800-page compilation of four of my full-length book releases. The compilation includes The Philosophy of a Mad Man, The God Articles, God’s Grand Game, and A Collection of Essays by Steven Colborne. The book offers an opportunity to understand the full scope of my spiritual journey and philosophy in a single volume, on sale at a cheaper price than if these four books were purchased individually. To find out more and see which retailers stock the book, click here.


Philosophical Theology:

Selected Works by Steven Colborne

This is a 370-page compilation of six of my short read books. The works included in the compilation are Big Ideas from Ancient Greece, Thanks Be To God, An Almighty Predicament, The Only Question You Ever Need Ask, Discovering the Qur’an, and God Willing. The book offers the opportunity to own many of my most significant contributions to the field of philosophical theology in a single compilation. To find out more and see which retailers stock the book, click here.

For any queries related to the purchasing of these books, please contact Steven. If you enjoy reading one of Steven’s books, please consider leaving a positive review online.

42 responses to “Books”

  1. […] Bridges goes on to discuss God’s sovereignty over people, and states “…the concept of divine sovereignty over people seems to destroy the free will of humans and make them no more than puppets on God’s stage.” This should bring a smile to the face of anyone who is familiar with my own writings and philosophy, as I believe this is precisely the truth of the matter and we shouldn’t shy away from it! It seems to me that so many theologians come desperately close to admitting we have no free will, but shy away from ever stating this explicitly, because of the implications in terms of the key Christian message about human responsibility for sin. It has been clear to me for many years that even those things we do which might be considered sinful are under God’s control. We are those puppets. I have never read a theologian brave enough to admit it, as it means we have to look at the fall of man and the atoning sacrifice of Christ in a wholly new light (more about this in my book, Ultimate Truth: God Beyond Religion). […]


  2. […] I have merely scratched the surface. For a deeper insight into my life and philosophy check out my books. Alternatively, you might wish to explore some of the many articles about philosophy and […]


  3. […] If you’re interested in my line of thought, I go into more depth about the nature of God and the nature of suffering in my latest book, entitled Ultimate Truth: God Beyond Religion.  More info about the book can be found here. […]


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  5. […] This particular video draws heavily on the opening chapter of the second part of my book The Philosophy of a Mad Man and explores the nature of […]


  6. […] follows is an extract from the book ‘Ultimate Truth: God Beyond Religion‘ by Steven […]


  7. […] book is available to order on Amazon now and all the details can be found here.  I hope that you will read the book and return to this blog to leave me your […]


  8. […] If you are interested in pursuing this line of thought further I suggest reading my new book Ultimate Truth: God Beyond Religion which is out now as a paperback and eBook through SilverWood Books.  The book is available from Amazon and all the details can be found here. […]


  9. […] If you would like to play a role in the development of this new church, please email Steven via  Read more about Steven’s life and philosophy in The Philosophy of a Mad Man. […]


  10. […] I returned to university to study Philosophy and Religion. During a spell of good health I wrote a book about my spiritual experiences and my philosophy. I went to several churches but eventually settled […]


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Steven Colborne

About Me

Hello, I’m Steven and I’m a philosopher and author based in London. My main purpose as a writer is to encourage discussion about God. I write about a wide variety of subjects related to philosophical theology, including divine sovereignty, the nature of God, suffering, interfaith dialogue and more. My mantra: Truth heals.

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