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Beginnings and Endings (and What Happens in Between): Daily Bible Readings from Advent to Epiphany
Beginnings and Endings (and What Happens in Between): Daily Bible Readings from Advent to Epiphany
by Maggi Dawn
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Daily wisdom diffused, 10 April 2014
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It is very helpful to be encouraged to think further about familiar readings, and without that encouragement we would never grow as Christians. We know what we think we know...and that is never enough


Giving it Up: Daily Bible Readings from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day
Giving it Up: Daily Bible Readings from Ash Wednesday to Easter Day
by Maggi Dawn
Edition: Paperback
Price: 7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars What is needed, 10 April 2014
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This is a valuable offering from a reliable guide - more than that, it is inspiring and adds enormously to understanding and depth of our reflection during this powerful period of growth in the Church's year.


Inspector Montalbano Collection Six [DVD]
Inspector Montalbano Collection Six [DVD]
Dvd ~ Luca Zingaretti
Price: 14.15

5.0 out of 5 stars Montalbano!, 10 April 2014
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The series is irresistible, clever, witty, extremely well-cast (even down to the bit-parts) there is enough fast-paced action, good plotting and clever acting for anyone to relish.
A relief not to have the pointlessly violent, gory stuff.


Vitax Orchid Drip Feeder 30ml
Vitax Orchid Drip Feeder 30ml
Offered by Pantiles Nurseries Ltd
Price: 6.45

4.0 out of 5 stars Glorious Orchids keep on flowering, 10 April 2014
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This does just what it says, feeds orchids...and they continue to flower if they are well-nourished. My window-chill has a row of orchids, all flower profusely


Laurel Burch Ocean Song Midi Lin (Laurel Burch Collection)
Laurel Burch Ocean Song Midi Lin (Laurel Burch Collection)
Price: 11.78

4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful!, 10 April 2014
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Having something as lovely as this, is enough to inspire anyone to write something in it! As a beautiful way of noting anything you have read and want to remember, this is perfect.


The "Dead Sea Scrolls": A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books)
The "Dead Sea Scrolls": A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books)
by John J. Collins
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 14.73

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, but..., 9 April 2014
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Looking for more meat to it, and it gave a slight impression of what was found...but mainly was a valuable pointer to Jewish chronology.


ABC (Letterland Picture Books)
ABC (Letterland Picture Books)
by Lyn Wendon
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.03

4.0 out of 5 stars Clear and helpful, 9 April 2014
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I bought this as part of a project to help people in South Sudan to learn to speak and write English. It is clear, well-illustrated with recognisable figures, and forms an excellent way of understanding the pattern of words


Cruel Crossing: Escaping Hitler Across the Pyrenees
Cruel Crossing: Escaping Hitler Across the Pyrenees
by Edward Stourton
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 15.71

5.0 out of 5 stars Riveting account, 9 April 2014
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The stories are compelling, and the facts are largely unfamiliar to most of us. The book is well written, and tells of the courageous people who guided escaping Allied airmen across the Pyrenees towards freedom - in awful conditions and always in fear of betrayal.
I recommend it to anyone curious to know more than the 'headlines' about WWII, as this is the kind of detail which is too easily lost in the large-scale accounts of battles, and invasions.


Inflatable Parrot on Shoulder (HN00507-CHNA-FLTB)
Inflatable Parrot on Shoulder (HN00507-CHNA-FLTB)
Offered by BIRTHDAY BUBBLES
Price: 1.70

3.0 out of 5 stars Oops it leaked air, 9 April 2014
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Loved this for a pirate party, but when inflated it proved to have been cut across its claws, and leaked air. Shame. But great fun


Journey to the Empty Tomb: Exploring the Final Week of Jesus' Life (Biblical Explorations)
Journey to the Empty Tomb: Exploring the Final Week of Jesus' Life (Biblical Explorations)
by Paula Gooder
Edition: Paperback
Price: 9.09

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5.0 out of 5 stars Profoundly moving, and inspiring, 9 April 2014
Paula Gooder’s Biblical Exploration might well have been titled ‘the Subversive Jesus’. From Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem (ironically turning the traditional Roman ‘Triumph’ into its antithesis – eschewing pomp… acting out of love not status) to the extraordinary ‘triumph’ of the Cross, her account of every part of these Last Days poses unimagined questions, presents radical answers.

While Sunday Readings throughout the Church year offer short Bible passages which thread together the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life, how often do many of us read the Bible as we might read a book?

Yet it is the interweaving of – for instance – the three stories of the Cleansing of the Temple, the Widow’s Mite and the cursing of the fig tree, that bring a shock of understanding never present when the stories remain separate.

Or, through the lens of the Vineyard owner’s parable, who would ever now forget that the blood money paid to Judas was actually the Tyrian shekels given for the Temple’s upkeep – God’s house – and at that moment used to ensure His Son’s death.

Art, like Music (via the great Passions) links both Old and New Testament in the route to the Cross. But it is a rare book that digs into the connectedness of words and action, of symbolism and story, to bring such intense insights to inform our Lent.

Rather than harmonising the Gospels (as preachers tend to prefer to do) Paula Gooder lays bare the uncertainties of their writers: ‘Why did Jesus die?’

It is a sharp and startling question to focus our personal Lent reflections.

As the great Canadian songwriter Bruce Cockburn once suggested, “maybe the poet… shows you new ways to see” and in this sense that Paula Gooder is both theologian and poet. This is a book to commend, to read in depth, and to allow to change our whole understanding.


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