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Book review: Small Great Things

Small Great Things

With a slew of awards and best-sellers to her name, Jodi Picoult has explored serious issues such as religion, the death penalty, gay rights, the Holocaust and school shootings in previous novels but Small Great Things is her first to deal with race. Sue Hutchinson reviews. In Small Great Things Jodie Picoult challenges her readers to the core, confronting the ...

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Five great books for the summer season

Great books for the summer season.

As the summer season heats up and you’re relaxing at the beach, poolside or the park, a great book is as essential as sunglasses, a cold drink, sunscreen (SPF 50+ please!) and a hat. Queensland Synod staff recommend their top reads. My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologies by Fredrik Backman Heartbreaking and hilarious in equal measure, the best-selling author of ...

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Book review: Built for Change

"Built For Change" by Rev Dr Steve Taylor. Photo: Supplied

Rev Dr Steve Taylor’s latest book explores the practical theology of innovation with a focus on collaboration and leadership. Rev Peter Armstrong reviews. What better place to read Rev Dr Steve Taylor’s latest book Built for Change than at a Downhill Mountain Bike Competition. Over the last five to ten years DHing (aka “downhilling”) has been a significant innovation from ...

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Exalting the holy fool

Holy Fool by Michael Leunig

Michael Leunig has made teapots, ducks, crescent moons, fish and flowers an enduring fixture in the Australian cultural landscape. Perhaps best known for his cartoons, which feature regularly in The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Leunig’s latest collection of artwork, Holy Fool, instead draws heavily from his other works: paintings, etchings, mixed-media collages and sculptures. Leunig’s work is always ...

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