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Finding God in the Shack: Conversations on an Unforgettable Weekend
Finding God in the Shack: Conversations on an Unforgettable Weekend
by Randal D. Rauser
Edition: Paperback

41 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An accidental purchase, 5 Sept. 2009
[[ASIN:1606570323 Finding God in the Shack

I bought this book by accident (I was intending to buy the Shack and picked this up by mistake). Whilst it is obviously a theological study of the Shack, it works as a stand alone book. It has challenged some of my views of the Trinity and they were reasonably orthodox (small o) to start with. I would recommend this book to anyone. I can't comment on how well it relates to the Shack as I have yet to read it.


R&B Sessions Vol.1
R&B Sessions Vol.1
Offered by b68solutions
Price: £5.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars to listen and to dance to, 6 Mar. 2004
This review is from: R&B Sessions Vol.1 (Audio CD)
I won this CD on the Union Square Website competition, and it has been a fantastic prize. A mixture of US and UK R& B, with sleeve notes on the artists. While some of the artists are well known, such as R Kelly and Toni Braxton, some of the artists are not so well known over here such as Ruff Endz - and their track "No More" is one of my favourites on the Album, as is Don't mess with the radio" by Nivea.
The CD does have some slow tracks, but is none the less made to dance to. Definitely worth playing.


The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
by Alexander McCall Smith
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.74

52 of 54 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Gentle Touch, 2 Aug. 2003
Our heroine does not carry a gun, run after suspects in ridiculous pursuits. Rather Precious Ramotswe (or Mma Ramotswe as she's better known)uses her sharp wit and fenale charm to solve whatever case her clients send her way.
Mma Ramotswe is from Botswana, and proud of it. A size 22 and not ashamed of it (and her unfashionable size doesn't stop her from having her fair share of male attention). Neither is she superwoman. Too many European heroines take on home and work, Mma Ramotswe leaves much of the domestic side to her cleaner and enjoys life.
It's a gentle novel, humourous rather than comic. It doesn't shy away from comtemporary African problems (Aids, witchcraft), but they are not central to the story, and the author does not offer solutions, quick fix or otherwise. They are there to reflect the society and culture of Botswana. Rather, the story builds up the character of Mma Ramotswe and shows an African woman cutting a sway in a male orientated society.


Descarga Total
Descarga Total

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A taste of Cuba, 25 July 2003
This review is from: Descarga Total (Audio CD)
The CD features many of the different rythmns that can be found in the Cuban dance scene, as some of the track titles suggest (ie Havana Danzon, Mambo con Chachacha). There are several variations on Descarga alone, reflecting the different roots of Cuban music and how it has evolved (Son Descarga, Paca Descarga to name but two).This makes it much more than just a Salsa CD, but a quality,panaramic view of the music that can be found in Cuba. The music is intended to be danced to, but isn't so heavy on the ears that you can't just relax and enjoy it either. The opening track, Descarga Total, which has a video enhancement, is upbeat and uplifting. The video adds to this, it doesn't distract you from it. The dancers keep you interested, but you remember the music. Havana Danzon, which is slower, is romantic and almost calm after the fast pace of the tracks which precede it. The CD gives the English translation to some of the lyrics. Personally, I like reading song lyrics and would have liked more, but it is still 4 more than most CD's.
I bought this CD while on holiday in Cuba. Playing it takes me back there.


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