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The Business of All Believers: Reflections on leadership

(Edited posthumously by Timothy F. Sedgwick) Seabury Books (New York), 2009 RRP $23.95 Reviewed by Rev Dr David Ferguson, minister with the Clermont and Capella Uniting Church congregations. I am currently studying for my Masters of Ministry in Missional Leadership and was interested to hear a different voice on the subject. This book, compiled from the collected essays of the Episcopal ...

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The Story of Jesus

Lion Hudson 2007 Reviewed by Wendy Scott, Kenmore Uniting Church. This truly is the story of Jesus. The book covers the four gospels and Acts from the beginning of the word (John) to Pentecost.  It is written in simple conversational language in chronological order with text reference and historical or cultural background as needed.   The glossy fully illustrated A4 ...

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Telling the Gospel: 70 stories about Jesus to read out loud

Monarch Books, 2010 RRP $21.99 Reviewed by Karyl Davison.    STORYTELLING used to be the main way of passing on local values, traditions and history. Communication has change enormously but storytelling is still fundamental to the way we communicate each and every day.  For the Christian church storytelling is critical to sharing the gospel, and engaging with the biblical witnesses. ...

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Naming and Blessing: A Book of Name Prayers

Souvenir Press, 2010 RRP $29.99 Reviewed by Karyl Davison. WE live in fascinating times. While we all know that institutional religion, and in particular the Christian church, is in decline, people in our communities seem no less enthusiastic for ‘spirituality’. Occasional services, such as the rites of baptism, marriage and funerals still draw quite large crowds of people who would ...

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My Very First Story of Jesus Sticker Book

Lion Hudson, 2012 RRP $7.99 Linda Hanson worships at Tewantin Uniting Church and has three children who all enjoy sticker books. My Very First Story of Jesus Sticker Book is a great book with lovely bright pictures on good quality paper.  The book follows Jesus’ life starting with his birth and the calling of the disciples. Then the book looks ...

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Little Good Wolf

Wombat Books (Capalaba), 2011 Reveiwed by Barbara Bailey. Little Good Wolf, printed in Queensland by Wombat Books, summons children to recall much loved nursery rhymes as the text introduces their favourite characters in a totally new story about the consequences of the relationship between Big Bad Wolf and his son Little Good Wolf.  Like many children today, Little Good Wolf ...

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Forgiven (DVD)

Starring Alan Autry, David Hart, Kimberley Autry  Heritage Home Entertainment, 2010   Reviewed by Dave Thomas, Minister with Tallebudgera Uniting Church and Chaplain at Tallebudgera State School.   I enjoyed this movie. The title caught my attention. There is much to like about its presentation and message, although unfortunately I am not convinced it will have wide appeal across all ...

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First Prayers at Bedtime

Lion Hudson 2012 RRP $10.99 Linda Hanson has three young children and is always looking for good Christian books to read to them. First Prayers at Bedtime, is a delightful book for young children.  Each page is lovingly illustrated in bright vibrant colours. The prayers are written using child-friendly language and are short enough to ensure young readers do not ...

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Creating With God

  Paraclete Press, 2011 RRP $25.95   Reviewed by Wendy Scott, a member of Kenmore Uniting Church.   SARAH Jobe is an ordained minister who is a prison chaplain and mother of two girls.   She is definitely not an earth mother and does not pull punches when describing labour, morning sickness and the risks involved in bringing a new ...

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21st Century Skills: Learning for life in our times

John Wiley & sons (San Francisco), 2009 RRP $47.95 Reviewed by Barbara Bailey.  THIS unique publication tackles the pressing issue of education and learning (at all age levels) that prepares a person with appropriate skills for survival in the complex and connected world of the 21st Century.   The 200 pages are full of analysis, charts, an index, plus questions ...

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