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A New Home for Young David

A New Home for Young David

CONGRATULATIONS to Young David as he prepares to leave Crafty Publishing to take up residence in a new home with SPCK who, I’m told, have promised him a much grander palace to share with his muse, Fiona Veitch Smith, and his artistic director, Amy Warmington (née Barnes). Fiona herself is delighted by the development and has … Continue reading

Let’s get digital: Young David comes of age

Let’s get digital: Young David comes of age

IF, LIKE ME, you’re a fan of Fiona Veitch Smith’s Young David series then you’ll love this news: the Young David app (mentioned in my previous post, Out Now! David and the Grumpy King) is on its way, release date 24th April — and just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, it did: you’ll be able to download book 1, David and the Hairy Beast, free for the first seven days!

I’d tell you more, but far better if I hand over to Fiona… Continue reading

Taming the Tiger withdrawn from sale after EA investigation

Taming the Tiger withdrawn from sale after EA investigation

AUTHENTIC MEDIA have withdrawn the Christian bestseller Taming the Tiger from sale following an Evangelical Alliance investigation which concluded that “large sections of the book… which claim to tell the true story of Tony Anthony’s life, do not do so.” The extent of the alleged falsifications within the book — which include changed names and unverifiable claims about the author’s life as well as evidence of plagiarism — was reported at some length by Gavin Drake at the beginning of this month: Globe-trotting “Kung-Fu Bodyguard” evangelist investigated over biography lies (CrossWire, 1/7/2013). Continue reading

Luke Bretherton wins Michael Ramsey Prize 2013

Luke Bretherton wins Michael Ramsey Prize 2013

CONGRATULATIONS to Luke Bretherton, winner of this year’s Michael Ramsey Prize for his book, Christianity and Contemporary Politics (9781405199698, January 2010, Wiley-Blackwell, £20.99), announced on Tuesday at the Telegraph Hay Festival and presented by Lord Williams (Rowan Williams) of Oystermouth, former Archbishop of Canterbury. Describing the book, Lord Williams said, Luke Bretherton’s book is a systematic overview of what … Continue reading