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Good News Bible (New Life)
Good News Bible (New Life)
by Collins BR
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.92

5.0 out of 5 stars Get this Bible!, 23 Aug 2014
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One of the best Bibles around - so much info, perfect for new Christians and great for anyone else. Love love love it.


Wireless Keyring Remote Finder Locator Find/Lost keys wallet purse walking stick My-Zone®
Wireless Keyring Remote Finder Locator Find/Lost keys wallet purse walking stick My-Zone®

2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars, 23 Aug 2014
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Not bad at first but only lasted a few weeks - not worth it.


Classic Map Design Mens Leather Wallet in Presentation Tin
Classic Map Design Mens Leather Wallet in Presentation Tin
Offered by DITSY DAISIES LIFESTYLE BOUTIQUE
Price: £28.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Love it but beware that it doesn't have a huge ..., 23 Aug 2014
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Bought as a gift for the boyfriend. Love it but beware that it doesn't have a huge amount of spacce and no coin pocket.


Onesie Superman Playsuit All In One Trouser Hooded Zip Up Top Ladies Jumpsuit Womens (UK 8-10 (S/M), SUPERMAN Royal)
Onesie Superman Playsuit All In One Trouser Hooded Zip Up Top Ladies Jumpsuit Womens (UK 8-10 (S/M), SUPERMAN Royal)

4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 23 Aug 2014
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Relatively comfortable, warm, fun and fitted me nicely.


Seawhisper Purple Travel Document Case Document Wallet - with coin pocket, pen holder and credit card pocket and ticket pocket, Passport wallet with zip closure Document Pocket Bag Wallet for Passport Ticket Durable
Seawhisper Purple Travel Document Case Document Wallet - with coin pocket, pen holder and credit card pocket and ticket pocket, Passport wallet with zip closure Document Pocket Bag Wallet for Passport Ticket Durable
Offered by Sweet GIFT
Price: £7.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 23 Aug 2014
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No complaints about this product - strong enough to last and does all you need it to.


Pawas Fiat 500 Click Car Mouse with Cable Yellow
Pawas Fiat 500 Click Car Mouse with Cable Yellow
Price: £17.31

5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant product, 23 Aug 2014
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Adorable, gorgeous, fantastic. No set up required, and so so easy to use - I'm currently just using my leg as a mousemat and it works just fine. I was worried about it being too big and uncomfortable to use, and that's not the case at all, it's compact and comfy. The cable is a great length. No complaints!


I Wanna Be: A Woman of God!
I Wanna Be: A Woman of God!
by Ibs Uk International Bible Society
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing and truthful, 1 Jun 2013
This book met expectations - which, as a big fan of Beth Redman, were very high indeed. What she writes always speaks so much truth for me. This book acts as a guide book, a spiritual encouragement and in some ways a Bible study, while also just being a lovely read! I'd recommend this for any girl from the age of about twelve. Would make a great gift, if anyone's looking for something!


Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far?
Technical Virgin: How Far is Too Far?
Price: £8.57

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Presumptuous, sexist and over the top., 27 May 2013
I bought this book with the intention of learning more about sexual abstinence, exploring more into what, according to the Bible is "too far" in the hope that it could help me set better sexual boundaries and guide my conversation with God on this topic.

I was highly disappointe, especially as I had looked forward to reading it and have held DiMarco in high esteem: I have her Devotions for the God Girl which I've been thoroughly enjoying and have been blessed by. This book, however, made me very grateful for the gift of discernment!

This book is not suitable to be given to impressionable young teenagers, simply because, apologies for bluntness, the bulk of it is simply untrue, sexist and presumptuous. While the author probably didn't intend for it, this book is just full of lies.

Main complaints about the book:

1) The way it portrays guys.

While I appreciate that men are more sexual creatures than women in some ways, and that romance is held in higher esteem by women, however, this book takes that notion far too far. Here are some direct quotes to support what I'm saying:

"Guys are continually thinking about us and how to get more of us."
"Sex does not equal love in the eyes of a guy... Sex just means he's finally getting what he wants - and that's sex, not love. For the guy the two really don't have anything to do with each other"
"Guys want sex with whoever will give it to them."
"But let's not forget that guys lie to get what they want."
"And I guarantee you that if they seem to have mastered the romance stuff, then it's for one reason and one reason only: to get you into bed."
"Don't lie to yourself and say 'this guy is different' because they are all just the same."

Those are just a few of many incredibly sexist quotes. The book basically says that for guys, love doesn't exist, which simply goes against the teachings of the Bible. And that's never OK.

2) The harshness towards those who have already overstepped the mark in terms of sexual abstinence.
At the beginning, DiMarco writes "This isn't a book that will condemn you for what you've done." I would consider this a lie. Some quotes:

(On the hypothetical subject of someone having been in a sexual relationship for a while, who has recently experienced a break up) "How do you think other guys will think of you now that you've been sexually active with your boyfriend for a long time? Do you think that makes you more appealing or more used up? Do you think a guy thinks highly of a girl who gave herself to a guy for so long?"
(On the subject of oral sex) "You become nothing more than a prostitue, offering services to any man who asks... and the last time I checked, being a prostitute wasn't such a good thing. In fact, it's the lowest of lows.

3) General overexaggeration of the issue! Like so many current Christian advice books, this book lies, making the issue seem absolutely terrible, in an attempt to scare young people away from sex. Wouldn't young people be better equipped with the facts of God, with loving teaching and flexible, achievable boundaries which are acceptable to God?

Too much emphasis is placed on the idea that "sex = depression" and how terrible break ups are. It's true that sex outside of marriage isn't good for us and break ups are unpleasant, but this book is enough to make any preteen think that dating and sex are bad things - which they aren't! They are both godly and good things. Dating is great and helpful and important. Sex is great too, it just needs to be saved for marriage.

Like I say, sometimes it just goes too far. Condemning chick flicks and romance novels as "female porn", DiMarco says that daydreaming about romance is dangerous. This strikes me as simply ridiculous - dreaming is just a huge part of teenage life which is healthy to indulge in. I reject the arguments DiMarco puts forward about female porn.

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I apologise for how long this review is. My last point is honestly just a plea, please don't buy this book for a teenage girl, including yourself if you are a teenage girl. I really don't believe it's an accurate portrayal of what God wants for our lives. There are so many problems with the Christian teenage dating scene because of books like this one.

If you're looking for advice on how far to go, then go and listen to Say That podcast, which has great advice on just about everything to do with Christian dating. Check out unkaglen.tumblr.com. Email me - justbeingme24@gmail.com, find me on Twitter (@pocketsizegeek) just don't take everything you read as red! Talk to God, read the Bible, be discerning.

Thanks for reading.


Retro Live Well Love Much Laugh Often Retro Metal Hanging Sign
Retro Live Well Love Much Laugh Often Retro Metal Hanging Sign
Offered by YGL
Price: £5.70

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product, 30 Mar 2012
A little smaller than I expected but this looks so effective up on my bedroom wall, I love it. I bought the Don't Worry Be Happy version for a friend, she also loves it. I love the vintage style - it looks realy good :)


Rise
Rise
by Jason and Rachel Gardner
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.68

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible. RISE to the challenge - read this book., 1 Oct 2011
This review is from: Rise (Paperback)
Christians, this book is INCREDIBLE.

Stop thinking about buying it and just buy it! It's inspiring.

Rachel and Jason take you through all the motions and inspire you to get out there and live your life the way God intended. It's not "preachy or condescending". It's wonderfully written. It answers your questions and helps you to ask your own.

Be inspired. Read RISE and rise to the challenge that God's given you.

:)


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