When the Darkness Will Not Lift – John Piper

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When the Darkness Will Not Lift by John Piper is a Christian book for those suffering with depression, or people aiding those who are suffering. It was an Amazon recommendation when I purchased another Christian book on depression. Here is the Amazon synopsis: John Piper offers insight into depression and spiritual darkness, and the Christian […]

Past Mortem by Ben Elton

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Although this is not one of his more famous book, is a thoroughly good read. Here is the synopsis from Amazon: With old friends like these, who needs enemies? It’s a question short, mild mannered detective Edward Newson is forced to ask himself having in romantic desperation logged on to the Friends Reunited website searching […]

Empress Orchid by Anchee Min

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Amazon synopsis: To rescue her family from poverty and avoid marrying her slope-shouldered cousin, seventeen-year-old Orchid competes to be one of the Emperor’s wives. When she is chosen as a lower-ranking concubine she enters the erotically charged and ritualised Forbidden City. But beneath its immaculate facade lie whispers of murders and ghosts, and the thousands […]