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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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GENESIS

Darton, Longman & Todd, 2010 RRP $17.95 Reviewed by Karyl Davison. PARTS of the Genesis narratives are probably the best known parts of the Hebrew Scriptures, better known as the Old Testament. Who hasn't heard of some form of the Genesis creation stories, or Noah and the great flood? But how many people know what the book of Genesis is ...

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Down’s Syndrome the Biography

Darton, Longman and Todd 2012 RRP $29.95 Reviewed by Wendy Scott, Kenmore Uniting Church. THIS is a very accessible history of diagnosis, treatment, acceptance, and care of people with Down's Syndrome. The genre style is somewhere between history and novel, making it easy to read. I learned a great deal from this book. The book covers definitions, legal descriptions, and ...

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Daily Companion Bible (Common English Bible)

2011 $69.95 AS our current society is all about choice, it is understandable that our Bibles are presented to us in a variety of ways: the content of scripture is the same but the packaging and extras are varied. This version, published in 2011 is the Common English Daily Companion Bible. The intent of the editors is to present a ...

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Adventures of a Book Collector

Currach Press 2011 Reviewed by Wendy Scott, Kenmore Uniting Church. DIFFERENT! Intriguing! Readable. The style is part history, part social commentary and part life story. The autobiography covers book collector Philip Murray's life in Ireland. The book is unusual in that his entire life story is left out except his passion to finding or acquiring a new love with books. ...

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African Myths and Folk Tales

Dover Publications Reviewed by Julie Price. TO know Africa is to know the stories of their past. I was initially attracted to this book, having visited Africa (Kenya) about 5 years ago. These well described stories are for children to understand how to live in a community. So many of the stories are of animals that are described within a ...

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Carrie Underwood Concert

30 June 2012, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre ON 30 June, Carrie Underwood graced the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre with an amazing live performance. Her first ever concert in Australia was worth the wait. Winner of American Idol 2005 and several Grammy awards, Carrie Underwood has taken the country world by storm. Even those without a particular interest in ...

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