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How to Read a Book - Read to Increase in Understanding

Posted by Thomas Eglinton on

Reading to increase in understanding occurs when you push yourself. When you pick up a book that contains concepts that are beyond you – that you need to work to understand. But importantly, it is not enough to realise that you don’t understand it and so find some commentary or blog article that explains it to you. To Mortimer, we really start to read, we really start engaging with a book when we don’t understand it and then sit down with the book and study it until we do understand – or at least until we understand more.

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Book Launch: Down, Not Out by Chris Cipollone

Posted by Thomas Eglinton on

Come along to Reformers Bookshop for the launch of a new book by local author Chris Cipollone. Down, Not Out is a new book on Depression, Anxiety and the Difference Jesus Makes.

We will have Chris with us to tell us about his book and answer some of your questions. There will be coffee and refreshments. And, as always, plenty of great Christian books.

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How to Read a Book - We Do Not Read Well

Posted by Thomas Eglinton on

Mortimer begins his book by showing us how we often do not know how to read. I love a story he tells of when he was tasked with teaching a class where the students were to discuss great literature. Mortimer compares himself to a colleague and says:

“My questions about a book were of the sort anyone could ask or answer without having read the book—anyone who had had recourse to the discussion which a hundred secondary sources provide for those who cannot or do not want to read. In contrast, his questions seemed to arise from the pages of the book itself”

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Books and the Christian by Peter Barnes

Posted by Thomas Eglinton on

C. S.  Lewis  advised  us  to  read  as  many  old  books  as  new  books.  That  is  good  advice.  The  Christian  will  also  seek  to  read  as  many  Christian  books  as  possible  compared  to  non-Christian  works.  If  possible,  we  ought  to  read  from  the  works  of  Augustine,  Anselm,  Luther,  Calvin,  John  Owen,  John  Newton,  Charles  Spurgeon,  and  Martyn  Lloyd-Jones.  Yet  -  again,  if  possible  -  we  ought  also  to  read  widely.

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Manager's Message Autumn 2018 Brochure

Posted by Thomas Eglinton on

Hi there! From everyone here at Reformers, welcome to 2018. We are excited by the great new books we have in our Feb-May 2018 brochure. We are confident that you will be sure to find a book that will build you up in your most holy faith. Jude 20

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