What publications have I taken off the bookshelf
recently or been listening to on my ipod?

'Justification: God's Plan and Paul's Vision' SPCK, 2009 - Tom (N. T.) Wright

A wonderful book by one of today's great theological minds  This is a book which takes us on a pilgrimage through biblical understanding of the how, who, what, why and when of justification in the New Testament, with a particular emphasis on the writings of the apostle Paul. Tom is the former Bishop of Durham and is presently a Research Professor at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland.

'Sound of Melodies' - Leeland

This is the debut album from a band who are destined for greatness in the CCM industry.  Frontman Leeland Mooring (vox & guitar), along with his brother Jack Mooring (keyboards/vox), cousin Jake Holtz (bass), and friends Jeremiah Wood (lead guitar) and Mike Smith (drums) serve up a disc full of searching, worshipful, challenging and celebratory songs.   Influenced by some of thier favourite British bands like U2, Delirious, Coldplay and Elbow; Leeland has a very fresh and modern sound.

'Revival In Belfast' - Robin Mark/Hosanna! Music

If you haven't heard this album then you've been missing out on some of the most inspirational music available today.  As a friend of mine said, "It's very healing".  There is no doubt left as to who is pre-eminent on this disc - Jesus!  It is no wonder this is still a bestselling album all around the world, over 15 years after it's release.

'Gretchen Goes to Nebraska' - King's X

The second album by Texas Rock/Metal band King's X. This is the album that established the band as a genuine band to be reckoned with, getting rave reviews all over the world. Unfortunately, the unique style of this 'Musicians band' has not resulted in sales that were expected, despite being lauded by some of the music industry's heavyweights. A great band; an awesome album.