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Yes: A Positive Faith

Darton Longman ToddRRP $39-95 Edwards brings to bear on this discussion, his experience and thinking consequent upon being a Priest for 50 years and his experience as an academic within the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. He examines many traditional Christian beliefs, the basis on which these beliefs developed and the validity when consideration is given to the question, “Is ...

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Crossing Borders: Shaping Faith, Ministry, and Identity in Multicultural Australia

Published by Assembly Multicultural and Cross-cultural Ministry and the NSW Synod Board of Mission $30.00 (includes postage) Contact Ruth Crispin, PO Box A2266, Sydney South NSW 1235 For the reader interested in following the journeys of the many minority migrant and Indigenous ethnic groups that make up the cultural mosaic of Australian society, Crossing Borders provides a series of fascinating ...

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Dying was the best thing that ever happened to me

Published by Hachette Australia RRP  $22.95 In the realm of life’s lessons – how to be, how to live, how to be happy – the real teacher is the journey of life itself. We intuitively know that. Sure you can hear a sermon, read a book (or several), note a parable in a movie (if one is discernable) – but ...

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God’s Top 10: Blowing the Lid off the Commandments

Morehouse Publishing RRP: $32.95 Looking for brief comments and reflections on issues that may well surface during the lead up to the federal election? Wanting some perspectives that are easy to read and encourage thought? Do your lunch hour conversations cover a wide range of social justice issues into which you would like to drop some worthwhile contributions? Here are ...

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Heaven in your Handbag

Darton, Longman and Todd Ltd RRP: $24.95 A whole new take on the Christian devotional, Heaven in Your Handbag is divided into four Chapters: You, Love, Work, and Friendships. Full of passion for God it is primarily a devotional to help young women understand how God can and should be the firm centre of their lives, no mater what! Peppered with Biblical ...

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G.K.Chesterton, Thinking Backward, Looking Forward

Templeton Foundation Press, Philadelphia & London RRP: $53.95 Perhaps best known for his Father Brown Mysteries and other novels, G.K. Chesterton’s non-fiction work is less well known. G.K.Chesterton, Thinking Backward, Looking Forward, while written through the lens of Stephen Clark’s own philosophy, is worth a read to learn of the wisdom and humour of someone who, 100 years ago, envisaged ...

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Through the Dark Woods – A young woman’s journey out of depression

Monarch Books RRP $19.95 In Through the Dark Woods, Jo Swinney shares her experiences as a sufferer of depression and offers insights from a Christian perspective. Her intention is to help fellow sufferers and the people who care for them. She considers the causes of depression, the symptoms, its effects on relationships, work and faith, and the sensitive issue of ...

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The Gospel According to Judas

Pan Macmillan 2007 RRP: $24.95 Although attributed to Benjamin Iscariot, the alleged son of Judas Iscariot, The Gospel According to Judas is a 21st century work of fiction written by Jeffrey Archer and Francis Maloney. Now at the outset I’ve got to confess that I’m a Jeffrey Archer fan – he is one of my favourite fiction authors. However, Archer ...

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Purple Spot Sickness

WaterBrook Press RRP: $18.95 Written and illustrated by the De Villiers family, Purple Spot Sickness is another book in the “Sprout” series designed to help children grow with God. It is a delightful story which teaches children aged 4 to 7 the value of treating others as they themselves want to be treated. (Matthew 7:12) The illustrations give the characters ...

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Ministry in Disaster Settings: Lessons from the Edge

Self-publishedRRP: $25 A year ago Australia was stirred by the news of an accident at the Beaconsfield goldmine. In the weeks that followed, stories began to filter through the media of the significant role local churches in Beaconsfield (especially the Uniting Church) were playing as they responded to the needs of a community struggling to deal with a prolonged tragedy. ...

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