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Reviews

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“Exploring Emotional Health” is a fantastic blend of wisdom, vital information and sensitively structured workshop sessions for young people.  Youth workers, who might be wary or unsure about tackling topics like anxiety and depression are gently led through some introductory sessions about identifying and coping with emotions – myths are debunked, stereotypes are challenged and......
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A few years ago, Mark Griffiths wrote, “One Generation from Extinction” (published by Monarch, 2009). Although addressing a slightly different question to Nick Shepherd – at it’s heart the book tackles the same theme. Faith generation and transmission. How on earth do we pass on faith? How do we ensure it continues to be passed......
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This book aims to help children draw close to God through biblical stories of night time and sleep. What is not to love about this book? A helpful introduction from Rachel sets the scene – encouraging us to make the book our own. This is not a “how to” manual of navigating the night time......
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I can’t quite get my head round the current debate – unwittingly (or was it?) kicked off by David Cameron – about whether or not Britain is a Christian Country. Letters from secularists to newspapers, twitter is all a flap – many comments appear to be either ‘of course it is’ or ‘of course it......
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There was MASSIVE interest in the Noah film – and rightly so, what a stonking story! I hope to see the film at some point (too many films, not enough LIFE) . . . but, I ALSO have a couple of great books on my shelf which use the biblical story of Noah as a backdrop......
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Anna and Elsa are two inseparable sisters (I have two daughters a lot like them!) in the absolutely SMASHED IT hit animated comedy musical drama . . . They are different – the younger being adventurous and mischievous, the older more cautious – but, because she loves her sister and hanging out with her – gets......
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Neil Gaiman writes odd stuff.  Dark odd stuff for adults, weird and crazy laugh-out-loud-funny odd stuff for kids.  “Fortunately, The Milk” came out in mid September 2013 . . . if you missed it, get it NOW! A (apparently) hapless dad is left alone with the kids while his other half heads off for a conference......
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This book is due out in a couple of weeks, I hope to review it before its release date . . . thankfully, got in wherever I go with my Kindle App. Initial impression – this line caught my attention, and – although Eddie is talking about the beginning of Christendom, it IS how the......
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Considering this debate was  titled, “Christianity at the Crossroads”, there wasn’t nearly enough about the cross.  Apologies if I ramble, or don’t give due credit to different statements or full arguments – as a listener, this is what struck me about the debate and what was (and wasn’t) said. I borrowed the next two paragraphs......
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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......
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