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December 2013

‘Waves of love washed my bitterness away’

To say that Matt Collis had a difficult childhood is an understatement. But he found a way to deal with…

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December 2013

Taken by surprise

Ben Midgley explains how he became and now serves God as a Christian, having been brought up a Jew There…

December 2013

Why Jesus came

Most people I talk to accept that Jesus was born in Bethlehem and made an impact on the world by…

December 2013

Drawn by God’s grace

My father was a volunteer Sapper in 1939 and, by the end of the war, a ‘convinced atheist’. I was…

December 2013

The right ingredients

Why putting the Christmas pudding together reminds Simoney Kyriakou of God’s perfect timing It has taken nearly 20 years for…

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David Livingstone – The Unexplored Story
Stephen Tomkins

David Livingstone - The Unexplored Story Stephen Tomkins Lion Publishing 240, £9.00 ISBN: 978-0-7459-5568-1 Star Rating: 3  This concise, fast-moving narrative relates what the last page of the book calls ‘the puzzle of Livingstone’s life’. Taking a strictly chronological approach,…

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The meaning of marriage
Sharon James

The battle for marriage is by no means over. It is a battle over the nature of what we are as human beings and over whether or not there are laws which are higher than those which national and international…

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Adoniram Judson
Vance Christie

Adoniram Judson Vance Christie Christian Focus Publications 384, £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-78191-147-1 Star Rating: 4 Few men since the apostle Paul can have experienced the intensity of missionary life more than Adoniram Judson (1788-1850). In this addition to the ‘History Makers…

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Bitesize Biography – Zachary Macaulay
Faith Cook

Bitesize Biography - Zachary Macaulay Faith Cook EP Books 160, £6.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-784-3 Star Rating: 4   What a gem this little book is! A combination of thorough research and imaginative description combine to produce a gripping account of one…