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Only a Dog: The True Story of a Dog's Devotion to His Master in World War One
Only a Dog: The True Story of a Dog's Devotion to His Master in World War One
by Bertha Whitridge Smith
Edition: Paperback

10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a real tear jerker, 31 Jan 2006
This is a classic tear-jerker - so touching, it would take a hard man indeed not to be moved by it - and it is all the more sad as it is true. I have bought one and come back and bought others as gifts for Christmas and Birthdays as all dog people will love this - guaranteed. It is written in slightly old fashioned language but that, for us, just adds to the charm. It is certainly not badly written as the previous review claims - it's just good traditonal old fashioned stuff - written in 1916.


Aggressive Christianity
Aggressive Christianity
by Catherine Booth
Edition: Paperback

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars brilliant - I wish I'd read this years ago, 7 Aug 2005
If this doen't move you then nothing will. It's sheer dynamite. Buy one and give it to everyone you know!
My one regret is I did not buy this book years ago - I wrote the author off as being old-fashioned and out-of-date, rather boring and decidedly uncharismatic(the way I currently see the Salvation Army)when in fact this woman was totally with it, a shaker and mover filled with the Holy Spirit with a passion for souls easily as dynamic as folk such as J Hudson Taylor or Jim Elliot. It is real soul-stirring motivating stuff.
Buy this book - you will not be dissapointed.


Ambulance No. 10: A Driver's Letters from the French Front
Ambulance No. 10: A Driver's Letters from the French Front
by Leslie Buswell
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars very descriptive account, 27 July 2005
I think the fact that day by day you can read how Leslie Buswell became more and more aware of the futility of trench warfare....and the war itself.. makes this book even more interesting. There are some very interesting stories about the trenches..one moment they are swapping cigarettes with the Germans or going over to have a chat with them in the 'enemy's' trench and the next moment shooting at each other. Very surreal.
It is very descriptive, so you can imagine yourself there, and feel yourself feeling and seeing the very same things as the author. (There are some drawings also he drew in the book of things he saw around him)
Very interesting


The Padre of Trench Street
The Padre of Trench Street
by Alfred O'Rahilly
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a very graphic moving account of the Somme and Ypres, 27 July 2005
This book is an account of Father Doyle's military life taken from his letter and journals. It is an astounding, well-written and graphic description of war. The decriptions of the Somme and Ypres are horrific..I have never read anything that graphic about these battlefields.
While I am not a Roman Catholic/Jesuit, I was nevertheless deeply touched by this man's bravery, love and dedication to his men and his God. He more than went the extra mile for them...as far as letting a sick man sleep on his back instead of the floor. He eventually gave his life.... well recommended, regard;ess of your religious views.


Rags: The Dog Who Went to War
Rags: The Dog Who Went to War
by Jack Rohan
Edition: Perfect Paperback

7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars remarkable dog, 27 July 2005
I love dogs, so I should never be surprised to hear of a dog's intelligence or character, but this dog, Rags, really takes the biscuit. He was truly remarkable...one of a kind, and got up to all sorts of scrapes and mischief. Amazingly astute, clever, cheeky, friendly, faithful, persistant you name it....and a multiple life-saver too. Buy this book, you'll love it.


War on the Saints
War on the Saints
by Jessie Penn-Lewis
Edition: Paperback

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars At last! The true unabridged version!!!, 1 Jun 2005
This review is from: War on the Saints (Paperback)
This book is spiritual dynamite...no wonder Satan has tried to suppress this book's truth over the last eighty years or so by getting other publishers to water down its meaning completely with their 'abridged' versions.
This book I would view as essential reading for every Christian in these times, when deception and false teaching abound within the Body of Christ. Where, oh, where has the Spirit of discernment gone?
These authors are NOT anti-gifts of the Spirit people (anything but)- however they do urge the need for spititual discernment. It is good to get a book urging caution on gifts that is NOT written by people from the camp who state 'gifts ended with the end of the apostolic age/canonization of the Bible...therefore all spiritual manifestations are wrong' type brigade.
I personally have heard many of the teachers connected with what was formerly known as the Toronto Airport Vineyard say 'This stuff (talking about the bizarre spiritual manifestations of the last decade) happenned in the Welsh Revival...' inferring that Evan Roberts (the 'leader' of the revival) agreed with it so it must be OK and from God. Reading this, however, shows this is plainly not the truth....
However, this book is not just about revival and spiritual manifestations. It is also about the general workings of evil spirits on the mind, the body, and the soul..and on the body of Christ.
You will possibly not agree with everything this book says. That is healthy. I don't either. Hey, it will sure make you think though...and if it makes you think and check yourself a little more before accepting prophecy/tongues/healings/manifestations as being of God, it will have done its job.


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