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The Journey Toward God: Following in the Footsteps of the Great Spiritual Writers - Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox
The Journey Toward God: Following in the Footsteps of the Great Spiritual Writers - Catholic, Protestant and Orthodox
by Fr Benedict J Groeschel C.F.R.
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.09

5.0 out of 5 stars A great voice, for Jesus., 29 Sept. 2015
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The author had a slot on Absolute Radio at 9.30pm on Sundays. He was New York-based priest, who founded a Catholic Religious Order, over there. I tuned-in, while bored, and was drawn-in, to his engaging, to-the-point talks, about the Christian+Jewish context he grew-up in,his facility in speaking to the likes of me, fearlessness in working with, and speaking-of, "Outsiders" Gay people, Street-people, his emphasis on the view of the outsider that Jesus expressed throughout His recorded life, and that, as an an exemplar, for us. Even his sharing his great frankness, about when one is older, one (himself) can be troubled with doubts, not about Faith, but about "Has one done one's best with the life one has lived?" expressing that American value, to "Be Somebody!" .I found him on You-tube, saw him for the only time. there, it emerged then, that he had passed to his Eternal Reward, about a year ago, perhaps more. A great Man-of-God, sharing with us, verbatim extracts from the words and writings, of other Men-and-Women-of-God. Got the book for a song, but perhaps the best-value,book, I have ever opened.


Ficus Carica 'Violette Dauphine' Fig Tree Sent In 9cm Pots
Ficus Carica 'Violette Dauphine' Fig Tree Sent In 9cm Pots
Offered by hotplantcompany
Price: £7.89

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2.0 out of 5 stars Initially, disappointing., 29 Sept. 2015
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Vendor had announced he would be away, for a week or so, at my time of ordering. Plant arrived with v.few leaves and yellowing, spattered. Very well packed. Thought diseased, but feel, in retrospect, that the plant had been subject to frost, was moving into dormancy, We, in Manchester, have had a lot of sun, September. Plant been kept, here,on east-facing windowsill, since arrival, not outside, as I wanted some growth, before dormancy.Plant has not grown, leaves fallen, but growing-tip still healthy. Disappointing, nothing wrong with plant health, but sure dormancy began late-August, at vendor's premises. Live in hope! Counterpoint to it, is the Rouge de-Bordeaux plant I got from Lidl, about 4 months ago. growth has been explosive, as has Meyer Lemon bought at same time+place, kept in window-seat, together. Both still in full leaf. Check could have been that plants were kept outside, hardened, but look, lacking-vigour of the R-de-B.Hope that spring 2016, it puts-on some growth.


Ficus Carica Precose De Dalmatie Fig Tree (Sent in 9cm pot)
Ficus Carica Precose De Dalmatie Fig Tree (Sent in 9cm pot)
Offered by hotplantcompany
Price: £7.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Better of the two., 29 Sept. 2015
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As with Violette Dauphine, well-packed, perhaps both could have been planted, as cuttings, earlier. Impression is these two plants have little vigour. but that may be varietal. This P-de-Dalmatie is trying to grow, and has healthy leaf-growth, as I write. I did not pot-on, on receipt of plants, together, as they did not look like they needed that. I'm more pleased with this plant than the Violette Dauphine. Both treated exactly the same, but I'm sure, if there is no malaise in the Violette Dauphine, varietally, it goes into dormancy, precociously, relative to the Precose de Dalmatie. perhaps this review is precocious, but if they both take-off, next year, I will follow-up on these two reviews.


Sakkas Vines and Fleur De Lis Metallic Silver Embossed Short Sleeve Crew Neck Cotton Mens Fashion T-Shirt
Sakkas Vines and Fleur De Lis Metallic Silver Embossed Short Sleeve Crew Neck Cotton Mens Fashion T-Shirt
Offered by Sakka's
Price: £29.99 - £49.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Better than branded, "Designer" top, 13 July 2015
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Striking evening-out top! excellent material, would need careful hand-washing, Something one would be noticed-in. Not a shadowlands, almost Goth top, at all, That's antithesis.


St. Joseph Weekday Missal
St. Joseph Weekday Missal
by Catholic Book P
Edition: Imitation Leather
Price: £21.04

5.0 out of 5 stars Joseph's "New American Bible" In the wonderful support of fellow-Pilgrims' from Manchester, 4 July 2015
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It has, in English, the full text of the weekday Mass, Epistles and Gospel. It's accurate, bound to endure the many holy hours one will spend, with it. I'm Brit, But on my first visit to Medjugorge, in the personal de-railing, which is the sequence to the loss of one's First-born, over eight years ago, I looked, for hours, in a bookshop, in Medjugorge, and chose a brown-cover, giant-type edition, of St. Joseph's "New American Bible" In the wonderful support of fellow-Pilgrims' from Manchester, I knew I wouldn't read the small-print (Though perfect) Jerusalem Bible, I'd had, since 1989, as my eyes, are old. This Bible though the corners' are curled, is on my knee, as I write. The Weekday Mass Book, I am reviewing, is well-bound, is hand-portable, legible, and clear. When one is functionally, retired, only joins-in on Voluntary roles, with a Caritas-directed organisation, not an 8 or 9-5 job, one can support one's Parish, on Sunday, and go, free, to the week-day Masses, which that status bestows. A perfectly, compiled, printed, and bound, Presentation, of what He left, to help us, to Him. Rob


The Story and Its Writer: an Introduction to Short Fiction
The Story and Its Writer: an Introduction to Short Fiction
by Ann Charters
Edition: Paperback

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5.0 out of 5 stars A Great Treasure., 1 May 2015
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This book ought to be a standard text for Creative Writers. It has been revised several times, but the informed literary criticism, by critics whose specialism is, for example feminism, is genuinely helpful. No nascent burn-one's-bra, drivel! The stories are easy to read, though some stories convey a distancing, from the familiar contexts each reader, brings to it. But that is no disadvantage. It contains good works, by writers I'd never even heard of. So it's been a source to me of unique, otherwise inaccessible short stories, which are all worthy of inclusion. It also conveys a vibrant interest, in the U.S. in this so-of-our-time, short-story, genre! A uniquely worthwhile, and refreshing anthology. Stimulates interest, innately!


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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent value. A couple of years ago, 11 July 2014
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This battery replaces, the O/E one on my Toshiba Satellite A200 Laptop, which is about 7 years old. It converts the 5-10 minutes duration of the O/E battery, to between 2.1/2-3.1/2 hours charge duration. It is, however I think, important, that one sticks to their instructions, regarding charge-formatting, 8 hours repeatedly, with the laptop switched-off, and and, before charging, reset to the lowest power-settings, on your laptop. When the 8-hours charging, are accomplished, have the laptop disconnected from the charger, throughout your 2.1/2 -.3.1/2 hours, laptop operation, (depending on what demands your usage imposes, on the battery.)
It is, excellent value. A couple of years ago, I had reason to source, or get a quote, for a friend'ś 17"Toshiba, that was newer than mine, and was quoted about £40, to replace the O/E battery. It turned-out the friend's charger had failed, as was left, plugged-in, on-charge, permanently! In summary, a genuine performance enhancement, at a relatively bargain-price! Buy a new laptop? Nah! Give Old Faithful, a transplant!


Raleigh RAT358 Low Stack Headset - Black, 26.4mmx44mm
Raleigh RAT358 Low Stack Headset - Black, 26.4mmx44mm
Offered by bankrupt_bike_parts
Price: £12.75

1.0 out of 5 stars Amazon page for this item is useless., 26 Feb. 2014
The dimensions it give are 26.4m/m and 400m/m! What a cyclist looking for a low-stack headset wants, is the upper and lower, vertical dimensions, of the upper bearing, and the lower bearing, respectively, as he is trying to accommodate, a sawn-off strm into a frame stem tube, where there in minimal space to fix the aheadset, and the bearings. Also the type of bearings within, sealed or not, cartridge or not. I hope this helps, as pricewise it is competitive.


Large Print Pew Bible-NASB
Large Print Pew Bible-NASB
by Foundation Publ
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £9.59

5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 21st C. text., 19 Jan. 2014
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It is a larger print, 21st C. American translation of the Old and New Testaments.Gold print on the spine, hardback, the best text-paper. An Anglican or Evangelical Edition, missing Maccabees 1 and 2, but that is a point of non-concurrence with Catholic Editions, like St. Joseph's (the best, I think, American Text), Douai-Rheims, New Jerusalem. It is eminently readable, however. This uses italics to indicate words that are omitted in the oldest texts they have used as referents, but which, in English, are implicit to the meaning. A remarkably good-value text, as it addresses the main reader's problem, with old eyes, that one does not sustain reading, with texts written as if there was a paper-shortage, like after WW2, here! Tiny print! Well capable of many hundreds of readings!


Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers (Routledge Key Guides)
Fifty Key Medieval Thinkers (Routledge Key Guides)
by G.R. Evans
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Was a gift., 2 July 2013
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The recipient regards this as one of his most concisely written books. Looks godd at a cursory examination. Not Copleston, but a good intro. Rob.


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