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Reviewers Index
Eddie Arthur
Eddie Arthur is the Executive Director of Wycliffe Bible Translators UK. Previously he has worked as part of the translation team for the Kouya New Testament in Ivory Coast and as the National Director for a Wycliffe partner organisation in Ivory Coast and Mali. He is married to Sue, a translation consultant who works in Madagascar. Eddie and Sue have two grown up children and are owned by a Springer Spaniel.

You can read more of Eddie's thoughts on Bible translation and life, on his website, or follow him on Twitter @kouya

Paul Badham
Professor Paul Badham is Professor of Theology and Religious Studies and Director of the Alister Hardy Religious Experience Research Centre, University of Wales, Lampeter. His review appears here courtesy of Common Ground, the Journal of the Council of Christians and Jews.

Jonny Baker
Jonny Baker is a member of Grace, an alternative worship community based at St Mary's Church, Ealing. He describes himself as being "on a journey exploring how faith connects with contemporary culture" and is co-author with Doug Gay of Alternative Worship.

Dan Balsdon
Dan Balsdon is the full-time manager of SACREdplace, St Austell's Christian Resource Centre. He also has involvement in his local Methodist church with his wife in youth & children's work, along with commitments to Churches Together St Austell, Cornwall BUSH Conference, preaching & pastoral work.

Andy Bannister
Andy Bannister is a research student and former Assistant Registrar at London School of Theology.

Colin Bell
Colin Bell graduated from London School of Theology in 2006, and is now (sometimes successfully) juggling a full-time job in software engineering with involvement in a local church as a youth worker and preacher.

Tim Berroth
At the time of writing these reviews, Tim Berroth was a freelance writer in San Diego, California and an elder at Crossroads Church. Some of his work has also been featured at and

Antony Billington
Antony Billington is Head of Faculty at LICC, the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity. Before joining LICC in 2007 he spent 16 years teaching Hermeneutics and Biblical Interpretation at London School of Theology. He's heavily into film and contemporary culture and spends most of his wages in the LST Bookshop (enter at your own risk).

Mark Burnhope
Mark Burnhope is a graduate of London School of Theology. He is a 'trying' novelist and poet with a Masters Degree in Creative and Transactional Writing from Brunel University, and an alternative worship/emerging church obsessive.

John Catmur
John Catmur is a graduate of London School of Theology.

Jane Clements
Jane Clements is the Deputy Director of CCJ, the Council of Christians and Jews.

David Coleman
The Revd David Coleman is Priest-in-Charge of the Parish of Upper Ryedale and CME Officer for the Cleveland Archdeaconry in the Diocese of York.

James Collins
James Collins is a research student and tutor at London School of Theology.

Peter Cotterell
Peter Cotterell is a former Principal of London Bible College (now London School of Theology) and is currently Associate Senior Lecturer at the London School of Theology Centre for Islamic Studies. He is co-author with Peter Riddell of Islam in Conflict: Past, Present and Future (IVP, 2003).

Rebecca Datchler
Rebecca Datchler has three young children and is a clergy wife. Having recently moved with the family to Wellington, New Zealand, she is currently re-training as a foster carer, is chief 'gap filler' in the life of the Church, and in spare moments reads a lot and writes a little.

Reverend Canon Andrew Deuchar
Reverend Canon Andrew Deuchar is an Anglican Parish Priest in Nottingham and formerly the Archbishop of Canterbury's Secretary for Anglican Communion Affairs. His review appears here courtesy of Interact, the magazine of the Catholic Institute for International Relations (CIIR).

Kevin Ellis
The Revd Dr Kevin Ellis is an Anglican priest currently serving in the Parish of Maryport, Diocese of Carlisle. He holds a New Testament PhD from London Bible College (now London School of Theology).

Colin Emmett
Colin Emmett is CEO of Kingdom Bank, bringing Christian principles to the world of finance.

Mary Evans
Mary Evans is the author of The Message of Samuel (Bible Speaks Today Series, IVP, 2004) and — until her retirement in 2007 — was Vice Principal and Senior Lecturer in Biblical Studies at London School of Theology.

Lish Eves
Lish Eves taught Missiology and much more at London School of Theology. She has decades of experience of mission work in Indonesia as well as many years experience with recalcitrant and eager students.

Keith Ferdinando
The Triumph of Christ in African PerspectiveDr Keith Ferdinando is the author of The Triumph of Christ in African Perspective: A Study of Demonology and Redemption in the African Context (ISBN 9780853648307 / 0853648301, Paternoster, 1999). He taught mission studies at London School of Theology for several years before returning to Africa full time in 2006 to continue his work in theological education there with AIM International at the Faculté de Théologie Evangélique au Rwanda.

Claudette Fisher-Johnson
Claudette Fisher-Johnson is a mother, housewife, graduate of London School of Theology and a former management consultant.

David Fitzgerald
David Fitzgerald is the Children's Minister at Emmanuel Church, Northwood. His work focuses on the the younger children in the church (from birth to Year 6). David is a graduate of London School of Theology, where he specialised in Children's and School's Ministry. He and his wife, Jo, have three children of their own.

Conrad Gempf
Dr Conrad Gempf teaches New Testament at London School of Theology. He is the author of Jesus Asked (Zondervan, 2003), Mealtime Habits of the Messiah (Zondervan, 2005) and Christian Life & The Bible (LST, 2006). He writes extensively for various books, journals, magazines and websites; here's his blog: Not Quite Art; Not Quite Living.

Colin Green
Colin Green is a recently retired school teacher, with personal experience both of bereavement and of leading funeral services, including a funeral oration for a twelve year old pupil. Colin is now embarking on a ministry of leading funeral services and training as a counsellor. Find out more at

Sheila Green
Sheila Green is a recently retired Primary School teacher, currently studying Theology and Counselling at London School of Theology.

Mark Greene
Mark Greene is Executive Director of the London Institute for Contemporary Christianity and a former Vice Principal and Lecturer in Communications at London School of Theology. He is the author of Thank God It's Monday (Scripture Union, 1994, revised edition 2001) and Christian Life & Work, a DVD resource pack for small groups wanting to explore the relationship between faith and work (LBC Productions).

Paul Greene
Paul Greene works as a senior manager in the Social Services. An ordained priest in the Church of England, he has been disabled since birth and is confined to a wheelchair.

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.

Sue Groom
The Revd Sue Groom is Diocesan Director of Ordinands and Priest in Charge of Henlow & Langford in the Diocese of St Albans. Before this she served in various roles in the Diocese of London, including five years as Vicar of St Matthew's, Yiewsley. She is the author of Linguistic Analysis of Biblical Hebrew (Paternoster Press, 2003).

Simon Hawthorne
Simon Hawthorne is a former Regional Adviser for the Church's Ministry among Jewish People who has a particular interest in helping Christians to rediscover the Jewish roots of Christianity.

Lisa M Hendey
Lisa M. Hendey, wife and mother of two sons, is an avid reader and the webmaster of numerous web sites including Visit her at for additional information. You can support by purchasing reviewed books through the Catholic Mom Amazon Associates Link.

Laurence Hillel
Revd Laurence Hillel is an Anglican Priest and School Chaplain at Bishop Ramsey School, Ruislip, Middlesex.

Roger Hitching
Dr Roger Hitching is the author of The Church and Deaf People: A Study of Identity, Communication and Relationships with Special Reference to the Ecclesiology of Jurgen Moltmann, ISBN 1842272225 (Paternoster Press, 2004).

Chris Jack
Chris Jack is Vice Principal and Lecturer in Applied Theology and Spirituality at London School of Theology.

Clem Jackson
Clem Jackson is the Editor of Christian Marketplace magazine.

Emma Janes
Emma Janes is married and a mum to one little girl who is nine years old: "I'm not working at the moment although support my husband as I'm a vicars spouse. I read a lot, knit a lot, and think a lot, I come from a wide and varied spiritual background and so like to read lots of different material."

Claudia Kirby
Claudia Kirby trained in Germany as a social worker and subsequently completed an MA in theology. Now the mother of two young sons, she lives with her husband, Jeremy Kirby, who teaches at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Siegen, Germany.

Jeremy Kirby
Jeremy Kirby teaches at Calvary Chapel Bible College in Siegen, Germany, and is a Distance Learning student on London School of Theology's MA course in Hermeneutics. He is married with three young sons.

Ruth Lampard
The Revd Ruth Lampard is Bishop's Chaplain for the Kensington Episcopal Area. She has a particular interest in exploring the way that stories help children, young people and adults to grow in the Christian faith.

Dorothy Laver
Until retiring to Dorset in 2006, Dorothy Laver was a Lay Reader and Worship Assistant at St Matthew's, Yiewsley.

Alan Linfield
Alan Linfield is the Librarian at at London School of Theology.

Chloe Lynch
A church leader and PhD student at London School of Theology, Chloe also juggles various freelance teaching and writing roles. She reflects on life and leadership (and books!) at The Art of Steering

Kerrin Maki
Kerrin Maki lives in Caliornia, works in Christian retail and says, "I get to see the good, the bad and the ugly. Ha ha!"

Peter Mallen
Peter Mallen is a research student at London School of Theology.

Alan Mann
Alan Mann is a writer, educator, and consultant (and stay-at-home dad). A Distance Learning Tutor for London School of Theology, he graduated himself back in 2000 after completing a Masters Degree in Aspects of Biblical Interpretation. Alan lives in Bristol with his wife and daughter. His blogs can be found at and

Graham McFarlane
Dr Graham McFarlane is Senior Lecturer in Systematic Theology at London School of Theology. He says, "I have a passion for getting people to think about what they believe rather than just believing. I also believe that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the only antidote to the problems I see around me but in order for that Gospel to get out and do its stuff there need to be biblically and theologically informed thinking people who don't mind getting their hands dirty in the process."

Joy McIlroy
Joy McIlroy is manager of the bookshop at Ashburnham Place and is a frequent commenter on the UKCBD blog.

Steve Motyer
Steve Motyer teaches New Testament & Hermeneutics and is Theology & Counselling Course Leader at London School of Theology. He is the author of several books including Your Father The Devil? (Paternoster, 1997) and Discovering Hebrews (IVP, 2005).

Debbie Newson
Debbie Newson is a nurse, a student at London School of Theology, and is currently writing her own book.

Bridget Nichols
Bridget Nichols is Lay Chaplain to the Bishop of Ely. Her review appears here courtesy of Praxis News of Worship © Praxis 2005.

Mike Norbury
Mike Norbury is Retail Trade Manager for Kevin Mayhew Ltd, the company he has represented for almost 14 years. Brought up in Knutsford, Cheshire, he lives with his wife Jackie in Wrexham, North Wales, and looks after Christian trade customers throughout the north Midlands, North Wales, Scotland, the Isle of Man and the whole of Ireland as well as certain key accounts in the south of England. Mike's career since he was twenty-one has been solely in retail and sales representation. He and Jackie are members of The Community Church in Wrexham which is also the home of New Day International ministries, the base of Winepress Publishing, distributors of a wealth of ministry material and soaking music. Mike is a Street Pastor in Wrexham. Five years ago he visited the tsunami hit east coast of India as part of a team from the church where they conducted a Pastors' Conference, arranged support for a scheme to rehouse those who had lost everything and visited nine churches in and around the city of Visakhaptnam in Andhra Pradesh.

Andy Partington
Andy Partington is a former tutor at London School of Theology where he taught Evangelism and Public Speaking and served as Director of Training. In 2006 he left LST to take up a pastorate at Trinity Union Church, Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

Meic Pearse
Meic Pearse taught Church History at London School of Theology for a number of years before he ran off to America to join the faculty at Houghton College. He's the author of Why the Rest Hates the West (SPCK, 2003).

Jo Rathbone
Jo Rathbone is EcoCongregation Co-ordinator at the Arthur Rank Centre. Her review appears here courtesy of Country Way magazine.

Peter Riddell
Prof Peter G Riddell is the author of several books on Islam and is co-author with Peter Cotterell of Islam in Conflict. Until his return to Australia in 2007, he was Director of the Centre for Islamic Studies and Muslim-Christian Relations at London School of Theology.

Fiona Roques
Fiona Roques is a graduate of London School of Theology, where she is now working as Administrator for the course in Theology & Counselling.

Áine Ryan
Áine Ryan is a counsellor/psychotherapist in the NHS, and studied theology with Exeter University.

Kelly Schauermann
Kelly Schauermann is a 26-year-old student studying English at San Diego State University. Her work can be seen in Surfing Girl Magazine, Meanstreet Magazine, and at She enjoys travelling, music, photography and watching people. Kelly and husband Jared live in San Diego, California, and recently welcomed their first child, Chloe, to the world. Discover more at her blog, ableknife.

John Shane
John Shane is a retired GP.

Mary Spredbury
Mary Spredbury is a former member of St Matthew's Church, Yiewsley, now serving as Curate at St Mary's, Acton. Mary trained for ordination with STETS, the Southern Theological Education Training Scheme.

Jody Stowell
Jody Stowell is a theology student at Spurgeon's College, which trains baptists for ministry and mission. She, however, is an Anglican, and soon to begin training for ordained ministry in the Church of England. She is also a self-confessed internet junkie and can be found commenting about most things on her own blog and on Fulcrum forums, where she is on the leadership team.

Dave Sunman
Dave Sunman is the Pastor of Quaystone Church on the Isle of Dogs. A former barrister, he has an MA from London School of Theology and from Queens' College, University of Cambridge

Derek Tidball
Derek Tidball is the author of many books including The Message of Leviticus (Bible Speaks Today Series, IVP, 2005) and How Does God Guide? (Christian Focus, 2001).

Dianne Tidball
Dianne Tidball is a Regional Minister for the East Midlands Baptist Association (EMBA), before which she was the Minister of North Bushey Free Church. She is the author of Discovering John's Letters (IVP/Crossway Bible Guides, 2002) and Esther, A True First Lady (Christian Focus Publications, 2003)

Chris Tilling
Chris Tilling describes himself as an Englishman who now lives just outside Tübingen, Germany, together with his beautiful wife. In his postgraduate research (under the supervision of Max Turner) he's working on a thesis that concerns the christological significance of the language Paul used to describe the relationship between risen Lord and believer. His blog, Chrisendom, is primarily occupied with biblical and theological themes - especially those Apostle Paul shaped - but he tries as best as he can to squeeze in a decent amount of inappropriate baloney on the way. Go there to find out more.

Max Turner
Max Turner is Professor of New Testament Studies at London School of Theology.

Matt Valler
Matt Valler is a former LST student (graduated 2003), currently serving as Youth Pastor at Finchampstead Baptist Church, Berkshire.

Steve Walton
Steve Walton is Senior Lecturer in Greek & New Testament Studies at London School of Theology

Caroline Wenger
Caroline Wenger lives in Switzerland and eats cheese nearly every day. She enjoys creative cooking, learning German, teaching English and hopefully being a mother (her first baby is due in April 2008). She has been writing book reviews at a leisurely pace since graduating from the London School of Theology in 2006.

Tom Wharin
Tom Wharin is a graduate of London School of Theology currently serving as Associate Pastor (18s-30s) at Gold Hill Baptist Church, Chalfont St Peter, Bucks.

John Wilks
Dr John G F Wilks is the Director of Open Learning at London School of Theology, Reviews Editor for Evangelical Quarterly and author of Scripture Union's Deeper Encounter Study Series.

Louisa Willoughby
Louisa Willoughby graduated from Cambridge University in 2008. She now lives in Berlin working with IFES, the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students.

Robert Willoughby
Robert Willoughby teaches New Testament and Children's Ministry at London School of Theology. He is the author of The Children's Guide to the Bible, Angels and So, who is God?, all from Scripture Union, and is a regular contributor to Scripture Union's daily Bible reading notes, Encounter with God.

Clare Woodhead
Clare Woodhead is a graduate of London School of Theology.


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