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This page indexes reviews by Phil Groom. Phil Groom is this site's Webmaster and Reviews Editor. He's a freelance blogger, writer and web developer who spent ten years managing the bookshop at London School of Theology alongside eight years writing web reviews for Christian Marketplace magazine before he came to his senses and went independent. You can find him on facebook or follow him on twitter @notbovvered.

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Adventures in Prayer, Sharon Connors
After You, Maryalicia Post
At the Breaking of Bread, Patrick Jones, Editor
AT2F, ATF (After the Fire)
Babylon Rising , Tim LaHaye and Greg Dinallo
Bacon Sandwiches and Salvation, Adrian Plass
The Barbarian Way, Erwin Raphael McManus
The Battle Over the Meaning of Everything, Gordy Slack
Be Near Me, Andrew O'Hagan
Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church, D A Carson
Behind the Sofa, Anthony Thacker
Being Like Water, Charlie Fox
The Bible: A History, Stephen M Miller & Robert V Huber
The Biblical Revelation of the Cross, Norman McIlwain
The Bicycle Thieves, Superhero
Body and Cell, Howard Astin
Boundaries and Pleasant Places, Enid Morgan
By the Light of the Lord's Prayer, Chris Radley
Can You Drink the Cup?, Henri Nouwen
Carol Praise, David Peacock and Noel Tredinnick (Editors)
The Case for a Creator, Lee Strobel
Cecil the Lost Sheep, Andrew McDonough
Child Rearing for Fun, Anne Atkins
The Christian Handbook, Kristofer Skrade
Christian Prayer for Dummies, Richard Wagner
Christian Zionism, Stephen Sizer
A Christmas Compendium, J John
A Church at War, Stephen Bates
The Church in Emerging Culture, Leonard Sweet (Editor) with Andy Crouch, Michael Horton, Frederica Mathewes-Green, Brian D McLaren and Erwin Raphael McManus
The Church of England Year Book 2005, The Archbishops' Council
Church on Edge?, John B Thomson
Churchgoing Today, Lynda Barley
Compassion & Community, Illtyd Barrie Thomas
Contemporary Creed, John Morris
Cover to Cover Complete, Selwyn Hughes and Trevor Partridge
The Da Vinci Code, Dan Brown
The Da Vinci Code and the Secrets of the Temple, Robin Griffith-Jones, The Master of the Temple
The Dave Walker Reposts, Dave Walker and Matt Wardman (Ed)
The Dawkins Delusion, Alister McGrath with Joanna Collicutt McGrath
Dear Church, Sarah Cunningham
Death Is Nothing At All, Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep and What is Dying?, Canon Henry Scott Holland, Anonymous, and Bishop Charles Brent
Defenders of Barracrail, M R J Pike
Detox Your Spiritual Life in 40 Days, Peter Graystone
Dr Sylver and the Library of Everything, Paul Kercal
Dr Sylver and the Repository of the Past, Paul Kercal
An Emergent Manifesto of Hope, Doug Pagitt & Tony Jones (Editors)
Emerging Churches, Eddie Gibbs and Ryan Bolger
Entering the School of Your Experience, Jonathan Montaldo and Robert G Toth (Editors)
The Evangelical Universalist, Gregory MacDonald
Exiles, Michael Frost
Explorer's Notes: The Bible, Nick Page
Facing the City, Rod Garner
Faith of the Fallen, Terry Goodkind
Falling in Love with Prayer, Mike Macintosh
Finding Our Way Home, Mark R McMinn
Forged From Faith, ATF (After The Fire)
From Prussia with Love, Carol Purves
A Generous Orthodoxy, Brian D McLaren
Give Me That Online Religion, Brenda E Brasher
Glorious Things, Sally Magnusson
God Explained in a Taxi Ride, Paul Arden
God's Assassins, Mark Paradise
God's Debris, Scott Adams
God's Golden Acre, Dale le Vack
The Good Artist, John Place (Story) and Tony Trimmer (Illustrations)
A Gospel of Wild Flowers, Anthony Foottit, with illustrations by Pat Albeck
Grace Choices, Jeff Lucas
The Great Divide, T Davis Bunn
Harlequin (Volume 1 of the Grail Quest), Bernard Cornwell
Heart of the Comet , David Brin and Gregory Benford
Heart Speaks to Heart, Henri Nouwen
A Heretic's Guide to Eternity, Spencer Burke and Barry Taylor
Holy Bible: NRSV, HarperCollins
How Does God Guide?, Derek Tidball
How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take To Change A Christian?, Claire Foster and David Shreeve
If I Die, Father John Anthony Kaiser
Inscribing the Text, Anna Carter Florence (Editor)
The iPod, Brian Draper
Is Religion Killing Us?, Jack Nelson-Pallmeyer
Islam in Conflict, Peter G Riddell and Peter Cotterell
Jesus and People Like Us, Nick Baines
Jesus and the Eyewitnesses, Richard Bauckham
Jesus, the Gospels, and Cinematic Imagination, Jeffrey L Staley and Richard Walsh
Just Do It, Michael and Hilary Perrott
Justice and the Heart of God, Emma Kennedy
Kids Talk About Heaven, Eric Marshall
Kil'n People, David Brin
The Lady and the Chocolate, Edward Monkton
The Land of Many Names, Steve Maltz
The Last Disciple, Hank Hanegraaff and Sigmund Brouwer
The Last Word and the Word after That, Brian D McLaren
Left Behind, Tim LaHaye and Jerry B Jenkins
Light Places, Andrew Rees
The Little Big Voice, Simon Raybould
Live at Greenbelt - Plus, ATF (After the Fire)
Live Laugh and Be Blessed, Anne Bryan Smollin
The Lost Letters of Pergamum, Bruce W Longenecker
The Lost Message of Jesus, Steve Chalke & Alan Mann
The Manga Bible, Siku
Mealtime Habits of the Messiah, Conrad Gempf
Messenger, Paul Kercal
The Messiah Code, Michael Cordy
The Miracle Strain, Michael Cordy
Mission Implausible, Duncan MacLaren
Mission-shaped Church, The Archbishops' Council
Mission-shaped Questions, Steven Croft (Editor)
My Daily Walk 2007, Dimensions for Living
A New Kind of Christian, Brian D McLaren
Not Less Than Everything, Valerie Griffiths
Not the End of the World, Geraldine McCaughrean
Once Upon a Time in Asia, James H Kroeger and Eugene F Thalman
One Rule (For Trade Justice), ATF (After the Fire)
One Step Beyond, Gram Seed with Andrea Robinson
Online Church?, Mark Howe
The Only Hope: Jesus - Yesterday, Today, Forever, Mark Elliott
Our Second Birth, Henri Nouwen
Peoples of the Buddhist World, Paul Hattaway
A Permanent Becoming: Review, Alan Mann
Planet BB, David Chant
A Pocketful of Prayers, Joan Copeland
Prayer, Richard W Chilson
The Prayer of Jabez, Bruce Wilkinson
Prayers and Poems, Monica Furlong
Praying the Psalms, Walter Brueggemann
Rad Lad Livin, Mark Bowness
Reflections for Daily Prayer 2, Church House Publishing
Reflections for Daily Prayer 3, Church House Publishing
Reimagining Christianity, Alan Jones
Revelation Space, Alastair Reynolds
The Road Home, J John
Savage Shepherds, Adam Harbinson
Scattered Shadows, John Howard Griffin
The Secret Message of Jesus, Brian D McLaren
Silent Heroes, John Miller (Compiler and Editor)
The Six Ways of Atheism, Geoffrey Berg
Speed of Dark, Elizabeth Moon
Speedbumps and Potholes, Nick Baines
The (Spiritual) Adventures of CyberCindy, Gill Rowell
Spirituality and Mysticism, James A Wiseman
The Story We Find Ourselves In, Brian D McLaren
The Sum of All Men, David Farland
Surprised By Jesus, Tim Stafford
The Thomas Merton Encyclopedia, William H Shannon, Christine M Bochen and Patrick F O'Connell
Through the British Museum with the Bible, Brian Edwards and Clive Anderson
Time to Pray, The Archbishops' Council
Tomas, James Palumbo
Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow, David Gemmell
The Ultimate Prize, Stuart Weir
Unweaving the Web, David Clough
Urban Angel, Andrew Chamberlain
Using Your Church Web Site for Evangelism, Vernon Blackmore
Velvet Elvis, Rob Bell
Wake Up Dead Man, Matt Stephens
Watchers, Sheila Jacobs
The Way of Jesus, Jonathan and Jennifer Campbell
Web Style Guide, Patrick Lynch & Sarah Horton
Web-Empower Your Church, Mark M Stephenson
Welcome to My World, Jane Kenny
Westminster Abbey, Richard Jenkyns
What am I doing here?, Hilary Brand (words) and Dave Walker (cartoons)
What Every Christian Should Know About Islam, Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
When is War Justified?, Andrew Goddard
When the Game is Over, John Ortberg
White China, Molly Wolf
Whose Holy City?, Colin Chapman
Whose Land? Whose Promise?, Gary M Burge
The Wondrous Cross, Stephen R. Holmes
World Service, Delirious?
Wormwood, G P Taylor
The Wormwood File, Jim Forest
Worship Changes Lives, Paul Bradshaw and Peter Moger (Editors)
Young People & Worship, Mark Montgomery (Editor)


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