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Depend Upon God - Mark Jones discusses his book "Knowing Christ"

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Mark Jones discusses the theme of dependence upon God from his book 'Knowing Christ'.

Come and meet Mark at our meet-and-greet on the 16th of August.

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Meet the Author Event: With Mark Jones

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On Thursday the 16th of August, Mark Jones will be visiting Reformers Bookshop for a meet and greet. Mark Jones serves as the pastor of Faith Vancouver Presbyterian Church (PCA) in British Columbia, Canada, and research associate at the University of the Free State in South Africa. He has authored several books and speaks all over the world on Christology and the Christian life.Come along, say hello, ask some questions, buy some books!Refreshments will be provided on the night. Details: 7:30 pm, Thursday 16th of August. Reformers Bookshop 140 Albany Road, Stanmore, 2048 Let us know you are coming You can...

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To Book or To e-Book?

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I was reading a book the other day and the author said something to the effect of ‘books will not last for much longer as e-books are becoming more technologically advanced that there is less and less difference between reading a book and reading an e-book’. The author quoted the quality of e-ink and e-reader screens as some of those improvements. Many people are moving to the e-book as a suitable alternative to the ‘old-school’ paper book. On the face of it, there does seem to be some advantages: you can carry your entire library around in the palm of...

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How to Read a Book - Inspectional Reading: Superficial Reading

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'Superficial reading' is where you read right through the book without stopping, ignoring the parts that you don't understand, paying no attention to sections of the argument that didn't make sense, but taking in anything and everything that is clear to you. The idea is to read the book relatively quickly without much stopping or starting.

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How to Read a Book - Inspectional Reading Type 1: Skimming or Pre-reading

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Here Adler comes to the first really practical advise about how to read a book. He advises the reader on how to pre-read a book. Before we go through the detail of Adler's advise, we must first ask the question 'why pre-read a book?' Here at Reformers Bookshop we know more than most that there are far too many books in the world to read all of them. And that fact alone is enough to warrant pre-reading. Adler notes that before we read a book, we must first determine whether or not we want to read it. Does it contain...

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