Category: Book Reviews

‘The Courage to be Disliked’ by Kishimi and Koga (book review)

A black and white photo of Alfred Adler

My mental health journey, which has involved several spells in psychiatric hospital and a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder, has left me very interested in the field of psychology. I have tried many different approaches to counselling, including group and individual cognitive behavioural therapy, psychodynamic… Continue Reading “‘The Courage to be Disliked’ by Kishimi and Koga (book review)”

‘Confessions of a Philosopher’ by Bryan Magee (book review)

Philosopher Bryan Magee in a suit

Bryan Magee is probably my favourite philosopher, if not of all time then certainly of those who have lived and worked during my lifetime. The book I’m reviewing here is Magee’s autobiography, and was first published in 1997, though he has gone on to… Continue Reading “‘Confessions of a Philosopher’ by Bryan Magee (book review)”

‘A Chosen Faith’ by Buehrens and Church (book review)

A photo of the inside of a Unitarian Universalist church

This book is an introduction to Unitarian Universalism. I’m always interested to investigate different religions, and I know an Anglican minister who recently left the Church of England to join a Unitarian church, so this (among other things) sparked my interest and I decided… Continue Reading “‘A Chosen Faith’ by Buehrens and Church (book review)”

‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ by John Bunyan (book review)

A framed picture of John Bunyan with a cloudy sky in the background

I wonder how many thousands of times this book has been reviewed and written about and what I can possibly add that hasn’t been said before. The Pilgrim’s Progress is a classic of English literature and has been studied in classrooms around the world. Written… Continue Reading “‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ by John Bunyan (book review)”

‘Unlocking the Bible’ by David Pawson (book review)

David Pawson delivering a talk and gesturing with his hand

I came across David Pawson via a friend; the same person who prayed for me to be baptised in the Holy Spirit a few months ago. When I first saw his copy of Unlocking the Bible I thought ‘What on Earth is that?’, such… Continue Reading “‘Unlocking the Bible’ by David Pawson (book review)”