Archive for May, 2009

The Selfless Gene

May 26, 2009

9780340964361[1]In the Selfless Gene, Charles Foster assesses the claims of Neo-Darwinists and Young Earth Creationists, demonstrating that orthodox Christianity is not incompatible with what evolutionary biology says about our world. The real issue, he argues, centres around the ethical implications of natural selection, and what such a system – based on selfishness, waste and death – might say about the loving creator God of the Christian faith.

Intelligent, provocative and accessible, the Selfless Gene offers the prospect of reasoned dialogue between faith and scientific study, and a reconciliation of what are popularly seen as two opposing worldviews.

“An important antidote to the shrill hysteria about evolution.” Sam Berry, Professor Emeritus of Genetics, UCL

Charles Foster is a writer, barrister, and tutor in Medical Law and Ethics at the University of Oxford and sits as part-time judge in the criminal and civil courts. His two most recently published books are the Jesus Inquest (an inquiry into the historicity of the resurrection) and Tracking the Ark of the Convenant.

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Portadown News

May 15, 2009

The Faith Mission Bookshop in Portadown, just this week picked up a short listing and 3rd place award at the annual Christian Booksellers Convention (CBC). The short listing and 3rd place came in the Large retailer of the year award which takes in almost 400 shops across the UK.  To get noticed in such a large category is a superb achievement for the relatively new shop.  Much of the current success of the shop is down to last Septembers move to a brand new premises in Portadown, the hard work of manager Jim Mckee and his staff and the addition of a Coffee Shop to the premises. The new bright and open layout is both welcoming and relaxed, and is attracting people who never knew there was a Christian bookshop in town. All of this has developed during the current difficult economic climate but amazingly the shop has experienced more customers and higher turnover than ever. The recognition by the trade at CBC is the icing on the cake.

Jim CBC award09

Pictured: Jean Whitnall, Hodder & Stoughton Publications/NIV Bibles & Jim McKee, Manger of FM Bookshop Portadown.

Faith Mission Bookshops also launched a new online shop in April, it becomes our 20th shop in UK & Ireland & currently our Ballymena shop is undergoing major refurbishment which should see it emulate the success of the Portadown shop. People are coming from all over Ireland to see the shop, why not drop in and see for yourself.