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You must read – Books that have shaped our lives
Various

What an unusual title! Think of it as a spur to more serious general reading. This excellent book is an enthusiastic commendation of specific publications and their authors. Over 30 contributors were asked to write about a book that had…

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Tell all the World
Jim Sayers

‘World mission is someone else's job! Leave it to the specialists, the agencies, and let's concentrate on reaching our local community around our church.' Sadly, that is often how Christians think about cross-cultural mission. But God has other plans for…

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Our witchdoctors are too weak
Davey and Marie Jank

The arresting title of this book is just right for the captivating account it gives of missionary life in the Amazon jungle. Two young American missionaries are exposed to a world of witchcraft, fear, isolation and danger. How they face…

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Let God arise
Marcus Loane

My reading of this book reminded me of the prophecy of Daniel – ‘Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever’ (Daniel…

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A handful of pebbles
Peter Barnes

Playing with a handful of pebbles on a beach may amuse a child but if swallowed they will choke him. In search of the truth many people are being fed with the pebbles of unbiblical teaching and have not been…

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Yours is the kingdom
Gerald Bray

The Lord’s Prayer is probably the best known part of the Bible – even by unbelievers of the Christian gospel. But its common use in church liturgy is meaningless if these inspired scriptures are not properly understood. The author of…

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Making the most of the rest of your life
John Chapman

John Chapman wrote this in his 75th year while living in an Australian retirement home, but the long title to his short book is a challenge to people whatever their age. The large print will be helpful to readers whose…

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Experiencing the Spirit
Graham Beynon

A few years ago the Holy Spirit was sometimes referred to as ‘the forgotten person of the Godhead’ – such was the neglect of his person and work. In more recent times this has changed through preaching and publications, not…

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