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Book Review: The Other Worldview (Dr. Peter Jones)

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Book Review by Mark Powell Mark Powell is associate pastor at Cornerstone Presbyterian Church, Sydney. Every now and again a book comes along that you cannot put down. And what can be even more surprising is that when you first picked up the book you didn’t think you would be captivated by it at all. For me, Peter Jones’ The Other Worldview, was just such a book. I was initially given it by a friend who thought I would be interested, and it has since become one of my all-time favourites. What is so good about this book? Well, Jones does...

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Book Review: Not Home Yet (Ian K. Smith)

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Book Review by Cassie Watson Cassie Watson is a ministry apprentice at Merrylands Anglican Church, working to see women grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus. You can follow her blog or connect with her on Twitter What will the end of the world look like? It’s a question that countless books and movies have tried to answer. Even if God is in the picture, they tend to depict believers as being whisked away to safety while the rest of the world is destroyed. Ian Smith addresses these misconceptions in his book Not Home Yet: How the Renewal of the Earth Fits Into God’s...

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Book Review: Sufficient Hope (Christina Fox)

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Book review by Samantha Balmforth In today’s social media age, mothers are infiltrated with the message that ‘we are enough’. We are told through blogs, memes and inspirational Instagram posts that all we need to do is try our best, and that will do, or that as long as we focus on self-care and filling our own cups, then we can give what we need to our children afterwards. However, one only needs to have been a mother for more than a few months, or even weeks, to know that none of that is true. We are sinful women, with...

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Book Review: The Promise is His Presence (Glenna Marshall)

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Book Review by Cassie Watson Cassie Watson is a ministry apprentice at Merrylands Anglican Church, working to see women grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus. You can follow her blog or connect with her on Twitter This article was originally posted on Cassie Watson's website, which can be viewed here. When Adam and Eve sinned in the garden, they lost the very thing they needed most—they were cut off from God’s presence. The rest of the Bible chronicles God’s plans to restore his wayward people. He makes promises to them—and to us—that centre on his presence. This is the subject of Glenna Marshall’s...

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Book Review: J-Curve (Paul E. Miller)

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Book Review by Cassie Watson Cassie Watson is a ministry apprentice at Merrylands Anglican Church, working to see women grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus. You can follow her blog or connect with her on Twitter How can we live out the Bible’s command to put other people above ourselves? What should our response be to the frustrations, disappointments and suffering we face each day? How can we live humbly in a culture obsessed with self-exaltation? Those are the kinds of questions Paul Miller addresses in his new book J-Curve: Dying and Rising with Jesus in Everyday Life. In the first part of...

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