Could Harry Potter Be Back?


The link below is to an article that suggests J.K. Rowling has been hinting at a return of Harry Potter – what do you think?

For more visit:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/oct/07/jk-rowling-tweets-harry-potter

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Harry Potter is Back


Harry Potter has made a comeback at Pottermore, with a new instalment involving the 2014 Quidditch World Cup. The link below is to an article on the new instalment.

For more visit:
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2014/jul/08/harry-potter-gossip-column-34-jk-rowling-pottermore

Article: India – Stepping Back Into the Dark Ages


The link below is to an article reporting on the possible closure of Amazon’s Kindle operations in India due to that country’s step back into the dark ages of traditional business legislation.

For more visit:
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/2012/09/20/amazon-may-have-to-close-the-indian-kindle-store/

Website: Old Book Art


The link below is to a website featuring old book art, which has many examples available online. Why not take a journey back in time and revisit some old illustrations, covers, etc.

For more, visit:
http://www.oldbookart.com/

‘The Reformers and Their Stepchildren,’ by Leonard Verduin


As readers of this Blog would know, I have been reading ‘The Reformers and Their Stepchildren,’ by Leonard Verduin. I have now completed this book and maintain that this is a book that should be read by all Reformed believers. It is a brilliant treatment of both the Reformers and those who sought a more ‘radical’ reform, in order to bring the church back to that which was modelled on the New Testament example.

Verduin deals with many of the disputed areas between the Reformers and the Stepchildren, and in so doing shows how the Reformers chose to go only so far in their work of reformation and indeed how some chose to back peddle in some areas. As much as I respect many of the Reformers (if not all), I have always been saddened by their refusal to fully reform the church/separate from it, and to set up a church based on the New Testament model, which was something the stepchildren also sought. The Reformers treatment of the stepchildren will always be a blight on their legacy also.

Read this book without being biased either way and allow the truth of the Scriptures to determine the path on which you walk. There is much food for thought in this book and a real challenge for Reformed believers throughout.

Changing the World: November 21 – Turning Off the Box


Now this is a great suggestion – turn off the box!!!

Yes, this one is all about turning the TV off and doing something else, something better with the time you claw back from the idiot box. That might sound strange to people today – but I enjoy the fact that I don’t watch much television anymore. So much time is wasted in front of the television and there is plenty of other things to do.

To quote a television ad which I believe advertises the virtue of getting out in the world and fishing, etc, ‘that ain’t living.’

Reclaiming time from the box is a great idea.

See also:

www.tvturnoff.org

 

A response to reading ‘365 Ways to Change the World,’ by Michael Norton