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Amen: what prayer can mean in a world beyond belief

HarperCollins Publishers (Toronto), 2012, RRP $35.99 Reviewed by Peter Harvey, Rural Ministry Associate, Presbytery of Western Australia FOR many people, prayer is an essential part of their daily lives, connecting them with God, a force, or the universe and bringing them, among other things, assistance and protection. Prayer makes their lives more meaningful, and their world make more sense. And ...

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My Schooltime Angel

Paulist Press 2011, RRP $11.95 Reviewed by Linda Hanson,Tewantin Uniting Church. MY Schooltime Angel is a board book for preschoolers. The book has lovely rhymes and is beautifully illustrated. My Schooltime Angel is about a child who prays to God to send an angel to be with him as he goes to preschool. Each page pictures an angel looking over ...

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Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt

Text Publishing, 2012, RRP $32.95 Reviewed by Rodney Eivers IN some respects this is a sad book, as typified by the author quoting a number of times, "For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world" (2 Timothy 4:10). Yet the autobiography of Richard Holloway (formerly Bishop of Edinburgh and Primate of the Anglican Church in Scotland) is a ...

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Faith on Film

IN July Hoyts Australia launched the new Faith on Film festival which has been screening in cinemas across Australia. Hoyts Queensland Area Manager Roshon Georgas said that Faith on Film aims to bridge the gap in the market for the Christian film genre. "Faith on Film brings powerful stories from around the world to the big screen, so that family ...

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The Biggest Thing in the World

Lion Hudson Press 2012 $8.99 Reviewed by Barb Bailey. WHAT is the biggest thing in the world? In this small hard cover book for children, Little Snow Bear wakes up after a long winter's sleep and his mother takes him on a journey to explore the world. He falls into a hole but all is well as his mother is ...

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My Playtime Angel

Paulist Press 2011 $11.95 Reviewed by Barb Bailey. THIS delightful hard cover book for young children is really a child's prayer for protection whilst playing with siblings and friends. It assures children that God loves them and cares for them. Beautifully illustrated by Julia Oliver, it is a gentle introduction for a child to understand there is a God beyond ...

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Hope, Songs of Faith and Inspiration

ABC Music 2012 Reviewed by Wendy Scott, Kenmore Uniting Church. There are only 5 reasons anyone would consider buying this music CD, any one of which would make it a worthwhile investment. 1. Proceeds from the sale go to World Vision. 2. The artists are the best in their field and appear to have given it their all. 3. The ...

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Helping Parents Grieve after finding new life after the death of a child (DVD)

Paraclete Press, 2011 RRP $85.95 HELPING Parents Grieve is a DVD based around the experiences of a number of families who have had a child pass away. Each family has a different story ranging from children tragically killed in accidents to children who were born with terminal illnesses. Through hearing these stories the DVD explores the following topics, knowing you ...

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