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Life is not work, work is not life

By Robert K. Johnston and J Walker Smith Wild Canyon Press, 2001 RRP $21.95 Reviewed by Con Graves. Con switched to a life of voluntary simplicity aimed at reducing his impact on the earth and reducing stress in his own life and the lives of those around him. He worships at Newlife Uniting on the Gold Coast. This book is ...

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Psalms

Introduced by David Adam Darton, Longman & Todd, 2011 RRP $19.95 Reviewed by Karyl Davison. This little book, part of a new series DLT Books of the Bible, provides the complete book of Psalms, with an original introduction by David Adam in which he reflects on the largest book in the Bible and its importance to the people of Israel ...

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The Trial (DVD)

CONDIAS Entertainment, 2011 RRP $29.95 Reviewed by John Ruhle. The Trial is based a novel by author Robert Whitlow and, as the back of the DVD says, “follows the story of ‘Mac’ McClain, an emotionally crippled attorney who’s lost his faith in God and himself. That’s when Mac reluctantly decides to take on one last case: a young man facing ...

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Cranky the Crocodile

Black Ink Press, 2009, RRP $17 Reviewed by the Ruhle family. CRANKY THE Crocodile is a great kid’s book written and illustrated by an Indigenous man from ‘crocodile country’ in far north Queensland. The book tells the story of Cranky trying to find his mother after he became lost once he left his egg. Through unique illustrations and repetitive text ...

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Divine Love: Perspectives from the World’s Religious Traditions

Templeton Press, 2010, RRP $57.95 Reviewed by Rev Dr Lew Born, a member of Robina Uniting Church. DIVINE LOVE is a significant contribution to creative dialogue among world faiths. The foreword by Seyyed Nasr, Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University, is an adequate summary of the book, its subject and its agenda as noted in his early quote, ...

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Living the Questions 2.0

Video and internet-based small group resource, RRP $325 Reviewed by Peter Robinson. ONE OF the challenges for church lay people is to update knowledge and ideas in response to new information and insights. In the words of a senior minister, ‘the church has failed its lay people badly by not helping adults develop beyond a childhood Sunday School frame of reference’. ...

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Waves of God’s Embrace

Canterbury Press Norwich 2008 RRP $27.95 Reviewed by Barbara Bailey. This creative publication leads the reader on a journey to explore, by way of metaphor, the connection of the great oceans and seas to an imaginative understanding of the Truine God. Written by an Anglican Bishop from Polynesia it is timely in many ways. In its seven chapters, humanity’s connection ...

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The Sceptics Guide to God

Show & Tell Pty Ltd (Sanctuary Cove), 2008 RRP unknown Reviewed by Peter Harvey, Frontier Services – Flinders Patrol. This small book is an engaging and easy to read apologetic of the Christian belief about the existence and person of God. David Heenan speaks from his own heart and understanding of some of the deep theological questions of our time. ...

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