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Location: Blaxland, NSW Australia
In My Own Words:
I am musician and piano teacher, from the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia.

I taught high school music for 18 years, but managed to escape. I now enjoy teaching Piano and Musicianship students in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales.

I enjoy writing reviews of books [especially of Christian theology], software and music [especially of classical music, though I also enjoy the popular… Read more
 

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Archer & the Arrow by Phillip Jensen
Archer & the Arrow by Phillip Jensen
4.0 out of 5 stars Worth chewing over, 3 July 2012
How good is it that Phillip Jensen, who has been called "a once in a lifetime preacher" should put together his thoughts on preaching so that others may benefit?

In this book, you get Phillip Jensen's ideas, skilfully organised by Paul Grimmond, one of Jensen's admirers and followers. Grimmond is well-placed to do this, because he has listened to Jensen speak for more than 20 years and has put his principles into practice in his own speaking ministry.

Tim Challies says that the image Jensen uses to depict preaching is too complicated and not one that people will be able to remember. He contrasts this with the simple, effective and memorable image of the trellis and the… Read more
The Trellis and the Vine: The Ministry Mind-Shift &hellip by Colin Marshall
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
The ministry mind-shift that changes everything is the audacious subtitle which Col Marshall and Tony Payne chose for their 2009 book The Trellis and The Vine. I don't know how other readers reacted to it, but it made me sit up and take notice. It also led me to wonder if they would be able to substantiate their promise.

The story begins with Col telling us about his beautiful, carefully preserved trellis with no vine, and his luxuriant jasmine vine, covering a rather ramshackle, disappearing structure that may once have looked like a trellis.
Throughout the book, the authors develop their theme that churches can be like the two trellises in his garden. Some of them are… Read more
Bach in Notre-Dame de Paris: Mass In B Minor [DVD]&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Ensemble Orchestral de Paris
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
The Mass in B Minor is the summit of J S Bach's achievements. This recording of it has been beautifully performed and sensitively filmed.

I would have liked to have been the given the Latin text, along with the translationwhich is shown in the subtitling, but that is a small quibble.

I highly recommend this dvd. It is well worth purchasing.