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In His Strength, by Noriko Dethlefs

Letters from Afghanistan 2005-2009. A journal-like record of life in Afghanistan as observed and experienced by a Japanese-Australian teacher. Noriko Dethlefs’ husband was posted to Afghanistan to serve with the Christian Blind Mission. This account of her life in Afghanistan … Continue reading

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In the Land of the Blue Burqas by Kate McCord

In the Land of the Blue Burqas by Kate McCord gives a fascinating insight into the people of Afghanistan, particularly the women, and how Islam affects their lives and relationships. While Islam and Christianity embrace very different views of God, … Continue reading

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One Light Still Shines by Marie Monville

The shooting of ten Amish girls in their school house created more victims than just those who were killed or injured. There were the families who lost their daughters or whose daughters survived with various physical and mental scars. And there … Continue reading

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Reading Drought Breaks

Last year was a record breaker with 66 books read, the most since I started keeping a regular tally. But after that my reading seemed to hit a brick wall. In the first months of this year I finished a … Continue reading

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Mercy and Imprisonment

The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner Gloria has a few books by Susan Meissner. She told me one of them included references to Lady Jane Grey. I’ve been fascinated with Jane since my pre-teens and in recent years I’ve … Continue reading

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Another three bite the dust

Over the last week I’ve been able to transfer three books from my “Reading Now” list to this year’s list of books read. Rock Bottom (Inspired by God), by Michael Teter is only a short book, but it took me … Continue reading

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Prophetess by Keven Newsome

Prophetess is the follow-up to Keven Newsome’s Winter, a book I reviewed here on my older blog: http://out-shadows.blogspot.co.nz/2012/01/winter-keven-newsome.html A lot of what I wrote there could also apply to Prophetess so I recommend a look at that earlier review. The … Continue reading

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Christian Writers and Fiction

It is my view that Christian writers will NEVER write a story in which biblical truths are compromised. They don’t necessarily have to spell out the gospel, but the story must always be consistent with a biblical worldview. God doesn’t need … Continue reading

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