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Divided loyalties and the saving of England – a book review

Alfred the Great is known to most people because of a legend that he burned some cakes whilst sheltering from an advancing army. Yet the story of this reluctant soldier-king is a pivotal episode in the forming of the nation … Continue reading

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Book Review – People of the book

What do a rare butterfly, some wine stains, a white cat hair and a few grains of salt have in common? They are all clues to the remarkable history of an ancient book that has criss-crossed Europe for over six … Continue reading

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Book Review – Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret

For many years I have been familiar with the name of Hudson Taylor, whilst knowing little other than that he had been a missionary to China in the late 19th Century. His name was always spoken in a way that … Continue reading

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Book Review: 1929

Certain key dates have been celebrated in The Salvation Army as markers of it’s growth. It’s origins are dated from 1865, when its founder William Booth preached on Mile End Waste, and returned home to tell his wife “Catherine, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: That’s Another Story

Review of Julie Walter’s autobiography. She’s probably best known for two contrasting characters: a northern lass who discovers the joys of literature in Educating Rita, and the eccentric Mrs Overall in Victoria Wood’s spoof soap Acorn Antiques. But this talented … Continue reading

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Book Review – Winning hearts, changing minds

A while ago I wrote a partial review of this book – here is the promised full version! In this book, Martin Robinson sets out to explore the history of mission to discover how to reverse the recent decline in … Continue reading

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Book Review – Heaven is for Real

Many books written about “near death experiences” carry sensational claims on the back cover. But this book claims to tell its story with “disarming innocence and the plain-spoken boldness of a child.” Passing a turning en route to a family … Continue reading

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They took our jobs

We recently watched the film The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. It’s the story of a friendship between a Jewish boy in a concentration camp and the son of the camp commandant. Eight-year olds Bruno and Shmuel do not understand … Continue reading

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Does Jesus enjoy “the Apprentice”?

I’ve just watched Week Six of The Apprentice. I must admit I was pleased to see Alex go. We know he only survived last week because Lord Sugar knew Paloma had set him up. It was rather nasty of him … Continue reading

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