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and the Shofar Blew

and the Shofar BlewBy Francine RiversTyndale House, 2003RRP $19.95This first-rate novel is a must read for all ministers. An excellent example of what can go wrong when we stray from God’s call, it is the story of a pastor who accepts the call to a struggling church. He didn’t know what to expect, but only hoped he could please God. ...

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a.k.a. LOST

a.k.a. “Lost”: Discovering ways to connect with the people Jesus misses mostBy Jim Henderson Waterbrook Press RRP  $21.95 This is an excellent book for those Christians who constantly feel guilty about not doing evangelism.  Author Jim Henderson is Executive Director of ‘Off the Map’, an organisation committed to the normalisation of evangelism for ordinary Christians and this book sums up ...

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Bonhoeffer: Agent of grace

Bonhoeffer: Agent of grace Directed by Eric Till (1999) DVD Movie (M15+) RRP $29.95 This film is based on the story of pastor and theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer an anti-Nazi conspirator, who was part of a plot to assassinate Adolph Hitler during the Second World War and also involved in sneaking Jews out of Germany. Working on a book on ethics ...

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Run, Shepherds, Run

Run, Shepherds, Run By L. William Countryman Harrisburg: Morehouse Publishing, 2005 RRP $19.95 Poet and priest William Countryman would hope that readers considering this short collection of poetry – both recent and traditional, would take up his advice: …if you have a vague sense that something better is possible, that Christmas may have something better to say to real people ...

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King of Christmas

King of ChristmasBy Colin BuchananMusic CDRRP $24.95 This album is another great kid’s Christian album from one of Australia’s premier performing artists. Following on in the theme of what is Christmas all about Colin takes you through some great new songs on this disc that are upbeat and fun as well as having a strong Christian message about the true ...

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Website of the Month: www.biblegateway.com

The Bible Gateway is a tool for reading and researching scripture online in the language or translation of your choice! The Bible translations are available in 30 languages including Dutch, Spanish, Vietnamese and Korean, and 19 different English language translations including the New International Version, the Contemporary English Version and The Message. Five of the English translations and a number ...

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Unseen Footprints: Encountering the Divine Along the Journey of Life

Unseen Footprints: Encountering the Divine Along the Journey of LifeBy Sheridan VoyseyScripture Union SpiritualityRRP $19.95 As Scripture Union’s latest evangelistic publication for 20 to 30 somethings, Unseen Footprints by Sheridan Voysey ambles well around Gen X-Y geography.  This book is more a journey than an answer, more an invitation into relationship with the author, than an adroit presentation of his ...

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Soulsurfer

SoulsurferBy Bethany HamiltonSimon & Schuster (Australia) Pty LimitedRRP $18.95 The back cover contains as good a synopsis as it gets – “the amazing story of the thirteen year old surfer girl who lost her arm in a shark attack but never lost her faith – and of her triumphant return to competitive surfing”. And so it is – a story ...

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Witness the Glory of God

David Pitman and Geoff Scott MediaCom RRP $15.00 (including postage and handling). David Pitman from Brisbane and Geoff Scott from Adelaide were members of the 10th Assembly and like many others were deeply challenged by the theme of the Assembly – "Witness the Glory of God". David and Geoff responded to that challenge and have produced a book – Witness ...

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Voices from Heaven

Soweto Gospel Choir ABC Music CD RRP $30.95 Ever since I saw the “Power of One” film and heard first hand the sounds that were put together for that movie, I have had a soft spot for the sounds of traditional African harmonies and melodies. This curiosity led me to listening to this album from the Soweto Gospel Choir. This ...

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