Welcome to Life in 361˚. This blog is an 'open journal' - a space where I keep notes on bits & pieces I come across day-to-day - including books and articles I've read that I feel are worth sharing, interesting pictures and photos (I'm a visual learner, you see), random musings - and anything else that happens to catch my eye or ear. It also acts as a kind of 'open experiment' in terms of developing my views and writing skills - and networking with other people of a like-mind.

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There have been numerous influences on my life, from family to friends to colleagues - from kind acts to kind words. I am tempted to use this page to simply post photos of them all here as a thank you, but that would suggest I have done something worth a movie or album style credits list (which I haven't) - and it would probably embarrass rather than thank them.

What I am going to use this page for is to highlight the various texts I've read over the years - particularly in relation to my studies - which I have found inspirational and have had a lasting impact:

  • Adams, R - Watership Down
  • Arnold, E, Blumhardt, C and Delp, A - When the Time Was Fulfilled
  • Arnold, J - History: A Very Short Introduction
  • Bell, R - Velvet Elvis: Repainting the Christian Faith
  • Bonhoeffer, D - Selected Writings
  • Borg, MJ - Reading the Bible Again For the First Time: Taking the Bible Seriously But Not Literally
  • Borg, MJ - The God We Never Knew: Beyond Dogmatic Religion to a More Authentic Contemporary Faith
  • Borg, MJ - Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time
  • Chomsky, N - Manufacturing Consent
  • Channing, WE -  Various
  • Coelho, P - The Alchemist
  • Gibran, K - Jesus - The Son of Man
  • Haddon, M - The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time
  • Hatton, J - George Fox: A Biography of the Founder of the Quakers
  • Hesse, H - Siddartha
  • Jones, RM - Essential Writings
  • Koch, R & Smith, C. - Suicide of the West
  • Mandela, N - Long Walk to Freedom 
  • Palmer, S - Toxic Childhood
  • Sunderland, JT - The Spark in the Clod
  • Tolstoy, L - A Confession
  • Various - Quaker Faith and Practice
  • Whitmire, C - Plain Living: A Quaker Path to Simplicity
  • Wyndham, J - The Day of the Triffids

    Last updated: 02/01/2015