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Forget the Former

Forget the FormerBy Leigh AllisonISBN 1-58169-175-0 Gazelle PressRRP $17.95 Forget the Former by Leigh Allison is about one woman’s journey through mental illness to spiritual wholeness. It is only 78 pages long, with a useful appendix of helpful scripture extracts and explanations taking another 20 pages. It is for people who work by ‘dreaming dreams and seeing visions’, and uses ...

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The Journey of Lent

By Phil Hoffmann MediaCom Education Inc. RRP $4.95 Designed as a series of daily personal reflections for people to use during Lent The Journey of Lent follows Jesus on the journey to Jerusalem and invites the reader to focus on readings from John’s Gospel offering a brief one page meditation, question for reflection and short prayer. It would take just ...

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The Legend of the Sky Kingdom

The Legend of the Sky Kingdom DVD animated movie [Rated G] Roadshow Entertainment RRP $29.95 The Legend of the Sky Kingdom is a children’s story about three children who make a daring escape from slavery in an underground city and embark on a dangerous journey in search of the Sky Kingdom. Along the way they are caught in a battle ...

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Living Life to the Full

By Christopher C. Walker Open Book (2005) RRP $19.95 (paperback) Living Life to the Full is an autobiographical exploration of spirituality for today’s baby boomers A minister of the Uniting Church in Australia, Christopher C. Walker has served in congregations in New South Wales, as an evangelism consultant for the Synod of Queensland, was principal of Parkin-Wesley College in South ...

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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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