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In ministry, and in life, it can be hard work sifting through the  dross, finding the intelligent, quality comment from the inane cliche . . . or christian soundbite.  Books (even Christian ones) can be like this, which is why I am doing this list.  This next book is not a Christian Ministry book, but......
This is not a picture of my room . . . but it used to be (before I got married). I did an assembly this morning on “Encounters with Jesus” and I picked Zac up the tree.  I don’t do clever assemblies – so, look away now if you are waiting to be impressed. I......
I have to confess, my reasons for first buying this book back when it came out in 2001 was twofold, I thought the cover was cool (and I still do) and because Tony Jones was also born in 1968 – there is something about that year! Glancing now at those who contribute throughout the book,......
Well, i just really like whisky – this is a helpful graphic to remind me of what is missing from my collection . . . (as I only have one bottle at the moment it is nearly everything!)...
Well, not a very descriptive title for this post!  Thinking a lot about what it “is”, this thing called “Church” . . . there are a few references in scripture (not many actually), but the word in Greek literally means “community of the called out ones”. Community – this is challenging!  community for me is......
Doug Fields is probably best known for “Purpose Driven Youth Ministry”, which was written back in the mid 90s.  This book, still written 10 years ago, isn’t really a follow up – in some ways, it is more a book that gives each of us involved in ministry a context, the values and the ethos......
After his baptism, Jesus is (according to Mark’s gospel) literally driven out into the desert. He then fasts for 40 days and nights, Matthew says, “he was hungry”, which is probably an understatement as I consider myself “hungry” when I have had breakfast, lunch, dinner (at 5.30pm as we have two  children!), by 8pm I have the......
It’s well over twenty years since this book was published – “Awareness” is a collection of material from Anthony De Mello, a monkish guy who encouraged people through retreats, workshops and therapy courses to discover their true selves.  To become aware of who they truly were and their potential.  This great little book is one......