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The Outsiders

DVD RRP: $24.95 (G) In the tradition of Christian surf movies, The Outsiders offers some amazing surfing footage together with testimonies from professional surfers. The Outsiders was filmed in world-class surf destinations such as Hawaii, Australia, California, and Indonesia and features 2001 World Champion CJ Hobgood and other name surfers including Aussie, Joel Fitzgerald. Produced by "Walking on Water" which ...

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Denis Hurley, A Portrait by Friends

A South African Presbyterian minister asked a Catholic archbishop if he could publish a book about him, and was mildly astonished when, in May 2001, Denis Hurley agreed. Both men had played a role in the churches’ struggle against apartheid. Anthony Gamley pastored a Presbyterian congregation in the midst of township violence in rural Natal. Archbishop Hurley, described by Nelson ...

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The Sad Truth About Happiness

by Anne Giardini (Fourth Estate, 2005, $27.95) Set in the cities and small towns of Canada, "The Sad Truth About Happiness" is a young woman’s quest for home.  Each chapter of Anne Giardini’s first novel is named after, and built upon, a detail of her narrator’s emotional house (pantry, gate, spare room etc.).  Maggie Selgrin is a single, 32 year old ...

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Losing it. The Inside Story of the Labor Party in Opposition

Losing it. The Inside Story of the Labor Party          in OppositionAnnabel Crabb Picador, 2005, $25"Losing it" provides something of an antidote to the poison injected into the body politic by Mark Latham’s diaries. Journalist Annabel Crabb has put Labor’s malaise into perspective by taking readers behind the Party’s scenes during its time in Federal Opposition since 1996.  She describes ...

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Going to work with God

Going to work with God: Eight flexible study guides for use at, after, or outside work. By Robert and Linda Banks Bible SocietyRRP: $5.95At a time when many working Christians are being asked to commit more time to church activities and mission initiatives, it is good to be reminded that our “secular” work is also at the very heart of ...

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Live At The Healer

Live At The Healer (music CD)By SCAT RRP: $27.95Brisbane based Christian Jazz group Scat are an amazing act live and that energy and power has been captured on the CD Live at the Healer. Although this album was recorded back in June 2003 at The Healer in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley, it recently won best Jazz Album of the year in ...

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Worship Today

Worship Today: Understanding, Practice, Ecumenical Implications (Faith and Order Paper No. 194 from the World Council of Churches),Edited by Thomas F. Best and Dagmar Heller RRP: $52.95The commentators in this collection seek to find what is common in Christian traditions, East and West, such as the central place given to the worship of God by all Christians. There is also ...

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Milbi Dabaar

Milbi DabaarStories and teachings from the first AustraliansFor teachers, leaders, pastors and students for use in Christian ministry among Aborigines of AustraliaFrom Wontulp-Bi-Buya College , QLDRRP $25 including postage.Milbi Dabaar (meaning ‘Good News’ in the Guugu Yimithirr language) is a new resource book from Wontulp-Bi-Buya Theological Training College in North Queensland. This book provides insights through stories and teachings that ...

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Punished not Protected

Punished not Protected Directed by Judy Rymer DVD in four parts, total 58 Mins Ronin Films RRP: $49.50 for private home use Refugee rights advocate Julian Burnside QC sums up the content of this educational documentary, Punished not Protected: “Once you know what we are doing – you have a simple choice. You can collaborate or you can oppose and ...

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The Pearl: Steve Renouf’s Story

The Pearl: Steve Renouf’s Story By John Harms University of Queensland Press RRP: $29.95 The Pearl is a moving story of a rugby league footballer, his family, and his Aboriginal identity. John Harms is a sports journalist and former high school teacher, who has described Steve Renouf’s sporting glory and heritage. While Steve Renouf’s journey is still a work in ...

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