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Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint
Francis of Assisi: The Life and Afterlife of a Medieval Saint
by Andre Vauchez
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.08

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 April 2015
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Book exactly as described and very quick delivery. Thank you.


Set of 2 Straplocks - Chrome - Good Quality Strong Metal Guitar Strap Lock - Suitable for Electric, Acoustic & Bass guitars - Installation Diagrams & Guide included. (CHROME)
Set of 2 Straplocks - Chrome - Good Quality Strong Metal Guitar Strap Lock - Suitable for Electric, Acoustic & Bass guitars - Installation Diagrams & Guide included. (CHROME)
Offered by Strung-Out
Price: £12.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 22 April 2015
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Excellent quality straplocks - easy to use, and delivery very quick. Thanks!


Stylish Ladies Underwear Drawer Organiser, from Betterware
Stylish Ladies Underwear Drawer Organiser, from Betterware

1.0 out of 5 stars Cheap and flimsy, 4 Sept. 2011
While this is admittedly a cheap item, the postage costs more than double the product price, and the product itself is so flimsy the individual dividers won't stand up once anything is placed within them.


Complete Poems, 1904-1962
Complete Poems, 1904-1962
by E. E. Cummings
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best edition, 21 April 2010
This is the best edition of cummings available. The other reviewers sum up cumming's gentle lyrical brilliance, but if you're looking to see what kind of edition this is, I would say it's the one to get, well edited and contains pretty much everything he wrote poetry-wise.


LINDY Crystal Optical Mouse for PC or Mac
LINDY Crystal Optical Mouse for PC or Mac
Offered by ExpressPro
Price: £3.97

1.0 out of 5 stars Not ergonomic, 28 Feb. 2010
I agree with other reviewers here - the Lindy Crystal Optical Mouse is really cheap, and it does work with my Mac, but it's definitely not ergonomic and I'm surprised is marketed as such. This is only my opinion, but I would actually say it could make certain conditions (like carpal tunnel, which I have) considerably worse with sustained use. If you want a basic two-click mouse for your Mac, though, it's fine.


TeckNet® MT-096 Apple FM Transmitter For Apple iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4G, iPhone 4GS and other iPod Players
TeckNet® MT-096 Apple FM Transmitter For Apple iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4G, iPhone 4GS and other iPod Players
Offered by SPEEDY GOAL LIMITED
Price: £10.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant priced gadget that does the job, 17 Jan. 2010
After looking at some more expensive models ipod touch transmitters, I went for this one as it charges the ipod as it transmits through your car radio. It works brilliantly: it's really compact so easy to leave in the car; charges the ipod as it plays; the playback sound is pretty great for something this cheap (turn down the volume on your ipod and up on your radio for a really good sound); and is extremely easy to set up. It comes in a tiny box, and the instructions are clear and straightforward. I would really recommend this to anyone who wants to use their ipod touch in the car.


The Bible for Sinners
The Bible for Sinners
by Christopher Rowland
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "A creative look at how to fathom scripture", 9 Aug. 2008
This review is from: The Bible for Sinners (Paperback)
The Very Revd Dr Smalley, Dean Emeritus of Chester writes (in The Church Times, Issue 7569 - 11 April, 2008):

THE INTERPRETATION of Jewish and Christian scripture is a source of endless fascination for scholars and students alike. Professor Rowland and Dr Roberts [...] have combined to give us in this book a most accessible, creative, and courageous account of the open way in which the Bible should be read in today's world.

The authors recognise that two approaches to biblical interpretation are possible: one that appeals to tradition, and the other in which trust in the Spirit predominates. Rowland and Roberts are clear that, in the very act of trying to understand the teaching of the Bible, we are in continual dialogue with it. As a result, they claim, it yields no quick-fix answers to contemporary problems, but, rather, living examples of the way in which Jesus, Paul, Peter, and others understood and judged the human situations in which they found themselves.

So God is not to be found in a tradition that stands over and above our own circumstances, as Jesus himself often demonstrated, but rather in those eventualities themselves
[...]
Rowland and Roberts cite four Christian "radicals" (Denck, Winstanley, Blake, and Stringfellow) who are in sympathy with this pragmatic -- if potentially relativist -- approach, and illustrate their relaxed attitude by offering some hard-hitting comments on such topical issues as liberation theology, gay relationships, and marriage and divorce. The varied styles in this study, including the use of direct dialogue and questions, as well as illustrations, keep the reader awake.
[...]
The Bible for Sinners is a heady mix, not least because it reminds us throughout that biblical hermeneutics and the question of authority remain inseparable.


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