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Optimism for troubled times – a reason for confidence

This thought-provoking 88 page book is a gem for us all! A bible study on a modern issue, it is presented in two parts: 1. Optimism from the Words of Jesus 2. Going Deeper-Studies with St. Paul However there are also many references to O.T. passages. Each chapter ends with 6 reflective questions making this a significant resource for individual ...

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Bring On the Day

Emu Music RRP $24.95 Bring on the Day is a worthy successor to 2006’s Take My Life (the debut CD from Garage Hymnal), harking from evangelical Anglican circles in Sydney, and with a close alignment with Sydney University’s Evangelical Union. Purchase of Bring on the Day entitles the buyer to access a range of resources from the Garage Hymnal website ...

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Australian Religious Diary 2008

RRP $32.00 If you worry about your electronic diary’s batteries going flat, perhaps you keep a hard copy diary. The Australian Religious Diary 2008 is meant to charge your batteries as you jot in your reminders. Of course it has all the big events, as well as the dates you might have missed. The second Sunday in Easter next year ...

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Destiny: What’s Life All About?

Monarch Books RRP $19.95 The title of this book introduces us to the question of life and all its significance. The short prologue is very modern and pithy challenging everyone to move on and discover individual answers. Both new Christians and those who are thinking about Christianity will find the style appealing. The illustrations and vocabulary are very topical covering ...

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No Arms, No Legs, No Worries

Rated G No Arms, No Legs, No Worries follows motivational speaker, evangelist and self confessed ‘hug machine’ Nick Vujicic as he aims to positively empower children, young adults and parents. Nick Vujicic knows how hard growing up can be. Being born with no limbs and with no medical explanation, he has experienced extreme lows and highs in his life. This ...

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Preaching to the Converted: On Sundays and feast days throughout the year

Paulist Press RRP  $45.00Preaching to the Converted contains short reflections (less than 750 words) on the gospel readings from the full three-year lectionary cycle. These ‘story-based’ reflections are not meant to be replacement, or even model, homilies: they are not grounded in any relationship between a pastor and any particular congregation, and although the author is Australian, the reflections are ...

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Simply Wait – Cultivating Stillness in the Season of Advent

Upper Room Books RRP $20.45 Despite some shortcomings, I really appreciated the way this little book (112 pages) was written with a format designed to help individuals or groups to slow down and create times and places of stillness during Advent. Simply Wait – Cultivating Stillness in the Season of Advent is intended to be a workbook as well as ...

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Heroic Leadership: Best Practices from a 450-year-old Company that Changed the World.

Loyola Press. 2003 RRP $35.95 For those familiar with the many “7 steps”, “12 techniques” and “irrefutable laws” of leadership books out there, who value their message yet sit somewhat uneasy against their ‘leadership idolatry’, here is a book for you. In a break from the standard approach to the genre, Chris Lowney takes the Jesuit ‘company’ as his case ...

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Life Class

Hamish Hamilton RRP $32.95 Pat Barker is the sovereign of restraint. Her latest novel is a vivid book about artists and lovers in a time of war. Set in the build-up to, and early years of, World War 1, Life Class describes the intriguing characters of Paul, Elinor and Kit, students at the Slade School of Fine Art in central ...

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Home Song Stories

Staring Joan Chen Rated M Home Song Stories is the true story of a glamorous Chinese singer, Rose, who takes her two children to Australia in the 1960s for a better life after falling for an Australian sailor. Once in Australia, Rose drifts from man to man, dragging her children with her, while she struggles with being an exotic, dynamic, ...

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