Julian of Norwich

A book review of ‘The complete Julian‘. A modern translation of all the writings of Julian of Norwich. Reading this book is a bit like having a mystical experience. Julian describes the visions that she has had in such a natural and realistic way that it feels as if I could watch over her shoulder […]

The Life of Moses

A book review on: The life of Moses, by Gregory of Nyssa We were introduced to this book in the Christian Classics Study Group, where we read small parts of this book. Since then I read the whole book, and below is my review, originally posted on Goodreads. This was very interesting and enjoyable to […]

The sanctifier

A book review of: “The Sanctifier” by Luis M. Martinez On the back of the book was written: “Luis Maria Martinez (1881-1956), the Archbishop of Mexico City and gifted orator and writer, was admired for his intense dedication to the needs of his people during the turbulent years of persecution of the Church in Mexico. […]

The End of the Affair

A book review of ‘The End of the Affair’ by Graham Greene. Warning: the following review does contain some spoilers, I need to explain some of the plot in order to describe why it moved me so. I will restrict that to the minimum, but if you want to be surprised, then you must stop […]

The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

Book review: The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg This is certainly a most intriguing book. I’ve know about it for some time, but never dared to read it, because I had the impression that it would be a really dark book, and indeed it is. This book describes what […]

Simply good news

I read this book with a bible study group in the Jeruzalemkerk. Even though most of  us found the writing style really tedious, lots of repetitions, we still had a very lively discussion afterwards. He writes by giving loads of examples, all explaining another aspect of his point, but it is difficult to detect what […]