About me

Christian, Free Church variety. Married 30+ yrs with two grown up children. I’ve worked in Christian literature for 30+ yrs; Indy bookselling 10 yrs, STL/Wesley Owen 15 yrs, CWR 6 yrs. Current role; Charity manager. Interests; Celtic Christianity, writing, photography & travelling.

  1. February 28, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Welcome to the blogosphere, Eddie: looking forward to following 🙂

  2. Simonm
    December 18, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Great blog, Eddie.

    I, too, mourn the demise of ECL in Bristol. Alan and Gwen were at our wedding in 1984 (we used to attend Alma), and loving and gracious people. I often still use books Alan sold me, including a wide margin AV, bought around 1976!

    I fear the ‘big issue’ isn’t the bookselling trade per se, but the nature of modern exposition. The Victorian nonconformist Christians put Biblical truth front and centre. Now, despite biblical cautions to the contrary, this has been exchanged for the pursuit of happy feelings and the spirit of the age, neither of which fit well with rigour and erudition.

    I believe the demise of Christian bookshops isn’t really just because it reflects a secular trend away from physical books, but because the “Christian” message is no longer the one of those bookshops’ founders.

    Yesterday, Bristol made David Attenborough a “freeman” of the city. I doubt our present mayor even knows who George Muller was…

    Simon.

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