Welcome Twenty Nineteen

Happy New Year! I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and celebrated the New Year in a way that brought you joy. The end of 2018 for me was one of struggle. I felt a bit deflated in my writing, in my faith and in some of my relationships with others. I am not […]

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An interview with Rachael Newham – self-harm, mental health and theology

It was fantastic to interview author Rachael Newham after having the opportunity to read her new book ‘Learning to Breathe’. You can read my review here. She has been through the darkness of depression and writes from her experience which I believe has the potential to bless a lot of people and give them hope. […]

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Mad or God? by Pablo Martinez & Andrew Sims – BOOK REVIEW

If anyone claims that Jesus was mad or delusional or are looking to dismiss arguments that he was, they should read this book. Written by two psychiatrists who hold true to Jesus being both fully God and fully human at the same time, this is a thorough investigation into the life and claims of Jesus […]

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An interview with Joel Preston – leadership, youth work and discipleship

It was great to catch up with Joel Preston who I met during my training year with South West Youth Ministries. We talked about his heart for young people, leading well and gave some top tips along the way. Thanks for joining us here Joel! Tell us a bit about you! (your faith journey, background […]

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Learning to Breathe by Rachael Newham – BOOK REVIEW

At a time when I have been going through my own struggles with mental health, Rachael Newham’s ‘Learning To Breathe: My Journey With Mental Illness’ was a timely read. It is her story of battling depression and how she overcame it. Before reading this book, I had very little understanding of what it is like […]

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An interview with Jo Swinney – belonging, writing and mental health

  This week Jo Swinney joins me as we talk about her writing journey, explore the meaning of ‘home’ and what has helped her through times of depression. You can read my book review of ‘Home: The Quest to Belong’ here. Happy reading! Tell us a bit about you – your background, your journey to […]

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I Thought There Would Be Cake by Katharine Welby-Roberts

I am delighted to review ‘I Thought There Would Be Cake‘ by Katharine Welby-Roberts for the SPCK Book Club this month. With ‘cake’ in the title, I was immediately interested… Katharine invites the reader on a journey through some of life’s challenges that can make us doubt our self-worth. The title reflects how life doesn’t […]

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