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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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The Machine Gun Preacher

Heritage Film Distribution 2012 Reviewed by Matt Gees. The movie Machine Gun Preacher gives a quick overview of the background and the early days after coming to faith for Sam Childers. The film focuses in on the orphanage he built and the struggle and toll to him personally, his family and the orphans he was helping in Sudan and Uganda. ...

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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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A Spacious Place- Contemplating the Second Half of Life

The Bible Reading Fellowship 2012, RRP $15.95 Review by Rev [retired] Anneli Sinkko [MPhil], Buderim Uniting Church. When I asked for this book to be reviewed I was thinking that I myself am in the second half of life. But, shock and horror – I was well past it. However, when I started to read it, and I must tell ...

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Contemplative VISION, A Guide to Christian Art and Prayer

IVP Books RRP, $23.95 Reviewed by Ann Hewson. Juliet Brenner's training and passion for her subject shine through her careful, very readable and detailed guide. She helps the reader to begin to appreciate the work of the artists step by step. This is truly an education in how to appreciate both these paintings and therefore all art work in a ...

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