Life after Church by Brian Sanders: a narrow view of God

This is all very worthy, but only really speaks to evangelical or charismatic Christians. For those of us who are neither of these, this book is unhelpful at best and damaging at worst. Sanders has a rather judgemental attitude that I definitely didn’t warm to, and I suspect his vision of God might be far too narrow. Read it if you must, but take any advice it offers with a large pinch of salt!

Anne Brooke Books

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The Heart’s Greater Silence: Gay Erotic Romance

Gay erotic romance The Heart’s Greater Silence is now available on Kindle for only 99p or FREE with Kindle Unlimited. Here’s the blurb:

Mark isn’t sure he believes in love, especially when he’s torn between two very different men: his reliable boyfriend, Craig, and his illicit lover and priest, Richard. Mark knows what he should do, but he can’t bring himself to give Richard up. The sex with Richard is unlike anything he’s ever known with Craig, and he hungers for it as much as – if not more than – the truer intimacy he finds in his boyfriend’s arms.

When Craig discovers his betrayal, Mark is forced to look at his life more closely, but the path to self-knowledge is never an easy one. Richard seeks the way back to God, but Mark finds no solace there. Can he ever discover the truth of his own soul, or is he too afraid of what he will – or won’t – find inside his heart?

Reviews:

“Anne Brooke has written a somber and beautiful story of a man who had everything and lost it all because he coveted two very different men. It is dark and solemn and resonates with a sense of conflict and despair that wove the ideal atmosphere. It was moving and played beautifully against the knowledge that sometimes free will and human nature simply don’t leave room for happy endings.” (The Novel Approach)

“This was an intense and moving story that caught me up from the very start … it does a wonderful job of poking at that line between love and lust as Mark gets caught up in his two different needs and sadly finds they can only be satisfied by two different people.” (Joyfully Jay Reviews)

“Anne Brooke is one of my favourites. I love the picture she always paints in her books – of a town, the people, the streets, the body language of the characters. Body language is an integral part of communication and not every writer can do this well, if at all. I like the fact that her writing is quirky, realistic and (I believe) comes from someone with keen observational skills … Short, realistic, terrific read.” (On Top Down Under Book Reviews)

Find out more here. Happy reading!

Anne Brooke Books
Gay Reads UK

Two FREE Books: Typing and Prayer!

I have two FREE books at Amazon, both on offer until tomorrow:

Tales from the Typeface: a Secretary’s Life and How to Survive It

Office life: love it or hate it, but you can’t get away from it. Want to laugh at the lighter side of your secretarial career? Then this is the book for you! Discover the essential art of looking busy, how to love your photocopier and carve a path through the stationery jungle. Learn to deal with terrifying tasks, tricky travel arrangements and the horrors of networking. And do it all with a smile on your face and success on your CV. Happy typing!

A reader review: “hysterically funny and very true of all offices everywhere!”

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Thirty Ways to Pray Without Really Praying

Thirty Ways to Pray Without Really Praying is a spiritual book designed to help you draw closer to your inner self, whether you pray regularly or not at all. It provides one activity for you to do every day for a month, and will help you focus on the things that are important to you. Happy praying (without really praying at all)!

Download this book here.

Happy reading!

Anne Brooke Books
Biblical Fiction UK