Posted in May 2008

So you want to open a Christian bookshop?

The two most frequently asked questions in my correspondence are: Will you review my book? How do I go about setting up or opening a Christian bookshop? There are other questions, of course: we’ll get to those another time. But for the moment, being contrary, I’ve decided to address the second one first. This advice … Continue reading

Reflections for Daily Prayer 3

UKCBD > Christian Book Reviews > Devotional > Reflections for Daily Prayer 3 Reflections for Daily Prayer 3  Pentecost to Trinity: 12 May – 16 Aug 2008   Church House Publishing  ISBN 9780715141588 (0715141589)  Church House Publishing, 2008 (89pp)  £3.99 Category: Devotional  Reviewed by: Phil Groom This is the third volume in Church House Publishing’s new series of daily readings written to … Continue reading

Bible Bashing

Responding to my musings about Bibles and Bookmarks John Duncan of Cornerstone Book Shop has expressed unease about Hodder’s recent makeover of their range of NIV Bibles, branding the covers with their marketing spin: “NIV: The World’s Most Popular Bible”. I’m inclined to agree with John: in fact, I couldn’t agree more — I simply don’t want to find myself … Continue reading

50p off for you and your friends

My thanks to the Tea Team at Cafédirect, who sent me this generous offer for 50p off my next pack of Teadirect Teabags: Dear Phil, Why is Teadirect so lovely? For lots of reasons: the way it’s grown, the people who grow it, the way it tastes, and of course the people who drink it. … Continue reading

The Good Bookstall

Back in 2001, two new websites were born to help support Christian Bookshops and their customers: UKCBD, the UK Christian Bookshops Directory (now, of course, home to this blog) and The Good BookStall. I invited Mary Bartholomew — The Good BookStall’s Editor, who describes herself as “a retired Christian Bookshop Manager, a compulsive reader of Christian books … Continue reading

Happy eDay!

Today, 1st May 2008, is eDay! From the e4books newsletter, released today: Back in 2004, a target date was set for the UK book trade to move to a fully electronic supply chain. That target date, or ‘e-Day’ as it was named, was 1st May 2008. Now, as e-Day finally arrives, the e4books campaign has announced the … Continue reading

Wake Up Dead Man – Part 2

In my previous post about this book I said that I wanted to see where Stephens takes us next. Or, to be more precise, I want to see where God takes us next: after all, it’s God’s church, the ‘Bride of Christ’, so-called, for better or for worse. Having now read the entire book and discovered … Continue reading