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The Touch

DVD Drama (Rated M)  Kingstone Entertainment $24.95 Based on the true story of the First Baptist Church in Leesburg, Florida, the two key characters in The Touch are the angry and resentful Hannah who finds herself in prison after a drug bust and a middle-class Christian woman, Wanda, who visits the prison and convinces her church to convert one of ...

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Joyeux Noel (Merry Christmas)

Directed by Christian Carion 2005 Rated M This incredible true story is set in 1914 on Christmas Eve as World War One is raging in Northern France with enemy troops dug into trenches just metres away from each other As the Scots play their bagpipes, Germans tenor Nikolaus Sprink climbs out of the trenches and sings carols for his enemies. ...

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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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