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Notice board - Biographies

19 July 2013


Augustine delivers his Rule: sculpture in St Peter's, Pavia, in Italy

Augustine delivers his Rule: sculpture in St Peter's, Pavia, in Italy

THIS book by Margaret Miles is an autobiography with a difference. Certainly she tells her life story; the difference is the interweaving, as she does so, of her thoughts and reflections on St Augustine's Confessions (a book she has read often), drawing out differences and similarities between his world and the one in which she grew up as the child of a certain type of Christian believer. Augustine and the Fundamentalist's Daughter shows, too, how her own thought has developed over the years, as she has matured and formed her own habits of mind (The Lutterworth Press, £17.75; 978-0-7188-9262-3).

Rob Joy was a violent and paranoid drug-addict who had a troubled youth, and spent time in prison as a result of his criminal activity. He is now a church leader, and in demand as a Christian speaker around the country. He tells his sometimes harrowing story in Internal Revolution: One man's incredible journey from near death to new life (published by Authentic Media at £7.99 (£7.20); 978-1-86024-854-2).

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