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Tanya Marlow is a writer, speaker and broadcaster on faith and spirituality. She is the author of Those Who Wait: Finding God in disappointment, doubt and delay (Malcolm Down Publishing, 2017), Coming Back to God When You Feel Empty (2015) and a contributor to Soul Bare (IVP, 2016).

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For a decade she was a Christian minister and subsequently a lecturer in Biblical Theology. Now housebound with severe M.E., she maintains a writing ministry from her bed and campaigns for others with chronic illness and disability.

She can be found in a vicarage in Devon reading fairy tales to her son, or via her popular blog, Thorns an
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But his books are still good, right? – 5 things Christians must stop saying about sexual abusers

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Content warning: sexual and spiritual abuse. 

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If you have just found out that a famous Christian leader has been systematically sexually and spiritually abusing women throughout his entire ministry, should you be defending:

a) The sexual predator, or
b) His books?

The answer, of course, is only this: the women. Nothing else.

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Tanya Marlow Tanya Marlow said: " This is a new Message Bible designed for devotions. I absolutely love Eugene Peterson’s translation/interpretation, known as ’The Message’, so I won’t comment further on that. It is a ‘The Message’ Bible, but with two ‘twists’ – the first is that it’ ...more "

 

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It has been a while since I read an evangelical evangelistic book, the sort that you give to friends to help them know what the gospel is. This one started a little slowly for me (the retelling of the gospel in his initial Jesus chapter fell a little ...more
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This is billed as a book for Sherlock Holmes fans – Mary Russell, who is a gifted and eccentric teenager, meets a now-retired and slightly bored Sherlock Holmes, who is now keeping bees. They team up together, and rather than Holmes accompanied by a ...more
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An utterly charming story about a woman who lost her only love and now spends her life making weighted baby dolls for women who have lost their baby. It flits between the present day and the past, and we slowly piece together her love story, so it fe ...more
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This is an unconventional love story that follows the lives of an on-again off-again couple in Ireland as their respective stars rise and fall. The beginning, where we see them in secondary school, was brilliant writing: great storytelling and the ch ...more
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Crippled by Frances Ryan
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One in three of all disabled people in Britain are living in food poverty. David Clapson, a former lance corporal who died because he was sanctioned for missing two appointments, didn’t have enough money to buy electricity to store his insulin. There ...more
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The View from Rock Bottom by Stephanie Tait
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"The church sorely needs books that are truthful about the reality of suffering, borne out of walking through pain - and this one's a gem. Through sound biblical exegesis and fresh insight,
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“To be in a long-term state of limbo, not knowing the outcome or length of time waiting, is utterly, shatteringly exhausting.”
Tanya Marlow, Those Who Wait: Finding God in Disappointment, Doubt and Delay

“In a period of extended waiting in life, it is all too easy to assume that something is wrong. We assume that 'something' is us.”
Tanya Marlow, Those Who Wait: Finding God in Disappointment, Doubt and Delay

“To wait means you are constantly straddling two realities - the hoped-for outcome either happening, or not. Yes, or no. Yes, or no. You feel the pull of both possibilities as you wait.”
Tanya Marlow, Those Who Wait: Finding God in Disappointment, Doubt and Delay

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