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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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Leaving Alexandria

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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Good Game: Christianity and the Culture of Sports

Baylor University Press 2010, RRP $43.95 Reviewed by Rev Peter Harvey. Shirl James Hoffman has grown up in and around sport and church, and so is well-suited to bring this academic style critique to the marriage of the Christian faith and sport. In Good Game: Christianity and the Culture of Sports, he asks the reader to take a hard look ...

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Mischief, Morse Code & Ministry: Life, loss and the legacies of love

RRP $40, 2011 Reviewed by Bruce Dingle, Elder and Lay Preacher at Maroochydore Uniting Church. WHAT a wonderful book of memoir, imagination, history and strong Christian faith! It's the story of Rev Reg Delbridge, his wife May, their family and ancestors. Rev Reg Delbridge was born in 1888 and died in 1964. His memoirs of life in Kent, adolescence, conversion ...

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Tiffany’s Swedenborgian angels: Stained-glass windows representing the seven churches from the Book of Revelation

Swedenborg Foundation Press, 2011 Reviewed by Jocelyn Braddock. THIS little book illustrates and describes the seven stained-glass windows commissioned from the Tiffany Company in 1902 by one Swedenborgian Church in the United States as a gift to another. I had never heard of Emanuel Swedenborg, an eighteenth century Swedish philosopher, engineer and Christian mystic. This is not the place to ...

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