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Frogs, Adcock, Lynne
1 Adcock, Lynne Frogs
Australia Steve Parish Pub 2009 1741934117 / 9781741934113 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Ian Morris 
96 pages. Expert authors share their detailed knowledge on the secret life of Australia's frogs. This practical Wild Australia Guide introduces Australia's various frog and toad families, informs about where they live and their life cycles and provides the answer to why so many of these beautiful and fascinating creatures are threatened with extinction. High quality photographs and up-to-date information on appearance, behaviour and distribution make this book perfect for anyone who has ever wondered about the intriguing lives of frogs, or needs guidance on knowing where to spot them, or wants to understand how to care for them in our environment. With a systematic organisation of authoritative information including key facts, scientific terms, a full glossary and index for reference, this is the must-have guide for anyone interested in, or wanting to know more, about Australia's amazing frogs. 
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Good God, he's green! A history of Tasmanian politics 1989 to 1996, Armstrong, Lance
2 Armstrong, Lance Good God, he's green! A history of Tasmanian politics 1989 to 1996
Australia Pacific Law Press 1997 1875192085 / 9781875192083 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
159 pages including b/w illustrations. This is Lance Armstrong's fifth book. Three of the previous four books were on justice and peace issues which, he says, are an integral part of the Green agenda. Following many years of political activism through the Green movement, Lance Armstrong was elected to the Tasmanian House of Assembly in May 1989. Soon after his election, he became one of the five Green Members of Parliament to sign the historic Accord agreement with the Tasmanian Labour Party. He was re-elected in 1992, but lost his parliamentary seat in 1996 by the narrowest of margins. Indeed, the recount that was granted to him set a historical precedent - being the only recount that has been granted in the history of the Hare-Clarke proportional voting system, dating back to 1909. Lance Armstrong is also an ordained minister of the Uniting Church of Australia, having been ordained in 1974. He says that it is his theological understanding of the Christian Faith, his faith convictions, that has led him to identify so strongly with the Green movement. Since October 1996, he has been working again as a parish minister at St. David's Uniting Church, in Albury NSW. He has kept up his active interest in Green politics and is now also the Convenor of the Albury-Wodonga Environment Centre. 
Price: 27.00 AUD
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A Parish of Rich Women, Buchan, James
3 Buchan, James A Parish of Rich Women
U. K. Penguin 1985 0140079726 / 9780140079722 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
184 pages. The story of two societies at the point of collapse: an England clinging desperately to the wreckage of its history and Beirut under bombardment. Adam Murray, a young British journalist, returns from assignment in the Middle East to find his old world has disintegrated. Stunned and embittered by the change in his friends, and their aimless world of chatter and heroin, he is persuaded by a mysterious patron to return to the city he loves, now under siege by the Israeli army. 
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Making Good Parishes Better: Working with Wisdom, Clive H. Porter
4 Clive H. Porter Making Good Parishes Better: Working with Wisdom
Australia MSI Publications 1998 0646348310 / 9780646348315 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
124 pages. Most Rev William Brennan (Bishop of Wagga Wagga - NSW) "l found the book easy to read and believe it contains a lot of information that will be valuable to anyone in a leadership position in the Church, especially priests.The final chapter differentiates it from many other works in this field, since it seeks to integrate concepts of leadership with priestly spirituality." Most Rev Peter W lngham (Auxiliary Bishop of Sydney) "l believe every pastor and parish leader at episcopal, parochial, and church organisational level will be able to dip into this practical resource book and find lucid and valid principles to assist them to implement their pastoral leadership more successfully." Fr. David Cappo (Parish Priest of Hectorville SA) Executive Officer of the National Committee for Professional Standards "Your book is an extremely important parish resource It should be read by all parish priests and parish teams in Australia. lt can be key resource in adapting creatively to the many changes currently in motion in the Church. "Making Good Parishes Better - Working with Wisdom" can help priests and pastoral associates meet (new) demands and maintain a sense of personal well being and fulfilment in ministry." Fr.Tony Doherty (Dean, St Maryís Cathedral, Sydney) "Making Good Parishes Better" provides a list of some healthy first principles and, in particular, a concrete and very useful check-list to accompany the harried pastor of the journey. Clive H Porter MBA BA Econ. (Melb) is an international management consultant. Over 50,000 business people have attended his "Working Smarter, Not Harder" seminars in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and the USA. Adapting, business principles for Bishops and Priests in "Making Good Parishes Better - Working with Wisdom" over 500 bishops, priests and pastoral workers have benefited from the program.He has studied Philosophy and Theology, and is doing his doctoral thesis on Parish Development. 
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Mixed Blessings: John Paul II and the Church of the Eighties, Collins, Paul
5 Collins, Paul Mixed Blessings: John Paul II and the Church of the Eighties
Australia Penguin 1987 014009752X / 9780140097528 Reprint Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
276 indexed pages. No world-wide institution has changed as quickly and as radically as the Roman Catholic Church in recent years, yet it remains a paradox. Many people see it as a reactionary force while others experience it as a powerful movement towards spiritual renewal and radical social and political change. With wide experience of the full-time ministry, Paul Collins explains the extraordinary change that has swept over the Church and the important issues facing the Australian Catholic community now. This is a hook for everyone who seeks to understand how an institution that has shaped our culture is wrestling to adjust to the future. The author has a masterís degree in theology from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in history from the Australian National University (ANU). He has taught church history and theology in Australia, the United States and Pacific countries and has worked as a Catholic parish priest in Sydney and Hobart. In March 2001 he resigned from his role as a Catholic priest due to a dispute with the Vaticanís Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith over this book. The Vaticanís investigation centred on this 1997 book "Papal Power" which was said to imply that "a true and binding revelation" does not exist; to deny that the Church of Christ is identified with the Catholic Church and to deny the doctrine of papal infallibility. Collins was further accused of holding the view that a teaching, to be considered church doctrine, must be approved through the sensus fidelium - the "sense of the people" - as well as by bishops and theologians. In explaining his resignation, Collins cited the increasing rigidity and sectarianism of the Vatican, stating that the August 2000 declaration Dominus Jesus expressed "a profoundly anti-ecumenical spirit at odds with the sense of Godís grace permeating the whole cosmos". First page carrires a dedication to Eddie which seems to be from the author. 
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When the Lord Speaks to the Heart, Courtois, Gaston
6 Courtois, Gaston When the Lord Speaks to the Heart
Canada Editions Paulines 1983 289039929X / 9782890399297 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
160 pages. All who have had the chance to meet Father Gaston Courtois at retreats, meetings, conferences, formation sessions or in the confessional, all who have found support from his impressive spirituality and humility about his works, will find in these intimate notes the ideas which the author cherished and developed with a passion which no one can resist. His writings are the reward of meaningful contemplation and reflection. In the last years of his life he frequented the chapel more often and for longer periods of time, with a notebook on his knee, praying, so to speak, with his pen to Christ, writing in his own words, "Your will be done." Father Courtois expressed often the desire for a great number of prayer leaders. He prayed often for this intention, which he often addressed to Our Lady as, "the first leader of prayer." His desire seems appealing today. Prayer groups and "schools of prayer" are springing up to guide those who wish to mature in the greatest of disciplines, the open communication between man and God. Father Gaston Courtois (1897-1970) was born in Paris. He served as an officer during World War I and was seriously wounded in action in 1917. After the war he entered the renowned Seminary of Saint Sulpice and in 1921 joined the Sons of Charity. Ordained in 1925 he served for several years as a parish priest and during that period collaborated in the foundation of the French J.O.C. (Young Christian Workers). This was the beginning of a chain of apostolic activities in which he would play a role of leadershipĽ,directorship or editorship: in the fields of Catholic Action. Education and the administration of his own religious institute. His studies took him to the Sorbonne. and the Institut Catholique of Paris. His work was honored by the French Government, the French Academy and the University of Montreal. name in the first page. 
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Opening the Cage: Stories of Church and Gender, Franklin, Margaret Ann
7 Franklin, Margaret Ann Opening the Cage: Stories of Church and Gender
Australia Unwin Hyman 1987 0042000467 / 9780042000466 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
156 pages including extended bibliography about the role that women play in christianity. Increasingly, women and men are responding to a need to break out of gender patterns no longer experienced as fulfilling. For women within the churches this response confronts special challenges. Breaking out of accepted roles can come to be seen within Christian congregations as a threat to good social order, evidence of a lack of personal commitment, a challenge to the authority of the whole Christian revelation. Too often, the result is that the churches lose talents and commitment they can ill afford to do without. But this state of affairs can change and is changing. The very fact that this book, intended for the ordinary churchgoer, counts as especially important the stories of ordinary people dealing in an everyday setting with gender issues, is a sign of change. This book charts that change. Margaret Ann Franklin is an honorary Research Associate of the University of New England and is a founding mother of the Movement for the Ordination of Women in Armidale. Ruth Sturmey Jones is a writer and researcher with experience in chaplaincy, and is a founding mother of the Movement for the Ordination of Women in Sydney. Among the contributors are protestant clergy (both men and women), teachers and parish workers, clergy wives, a catholic priest and a nun. 
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A History of Christian Spirituality: An Analytical Introduction, Holmes, Urban T. III
8 Holmes, Urban T. III A History of Christian Spirituality: An Analytical Introduction
USA Seabury Press 1980 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Good 12mo 
166 indexed pages. This modern classic explores the key concepts and people who have shaped our Christian spiritual heritage. At the time it was first published, the author wrote, This book is the result of finding nothing to recommend to my students as an introduction to the wide variety and great richness of the Christian spiritual experience. The texts available are either too detailed, too unbalanced, or both. This situation remains the same today, more than twenty years later. Now this concise and very readable introduction to Christian spirituality is available for a new generation of readers. Holmes begins with the Jewish antecedents, and proceeds through the New Testament period, monasticism, the Middle Ages, Byzantine spirituality, and the modern period. He ends his overview with key contemporary figures such as Simone Weil, Thomas Merton, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Brief bibliographies of the books written by each notable figure are included for those who wish to read more extensively. A History of Christian Spirituality is the perfect book for introductory classes at the M. Div. level, for diaconate programs, lay people or parish study classes of all Christian denominations, and for any reference collection. This is a unique and invaluable learning tool and reference for readers, students, or teachers who want a quick explanation of the significance of a person or idea, or who are interested in a broad overview of the entire field. Urban Tigner Holmes, III (1930-1981) was an Episcopal priest, theologian, and academic. Creases in the lower front edges. 
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Dolphin's Triumph, Johnson, Rebecca
9 Johnson, Rebecca Dolphin's Triumph
Australia Steve Parish Pub 2002 1740211901 / 9781740211901 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Steve Parish 
24 pages including colour illustrations. Children's picturebook about a baby dolphin who wants to learn how to leap out of the water. Whenever she tries to leap she only gets her head out of the water. Then her mother challenges her to a race from the bottom of the ocean up to the surface. Suddenly baby dolphin is flying through the air. Includes full-colour photos. By the author of 'Wombat's Secret' and 'Kangaroos' Lucky Escape'. Photographer has produced several books and stationery items with an Australian theme 
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Kangaroo's Lucky Escape, Johnson, Rebecca
10 Johnson, Rebecca Kangaroo's Lucky Escape
Australia Steve Parish Pub 2002 174021191X / 9781740211918 1st Edition Stapled Pictorial Cover Very Good 12mo Steve Parish 
24 colour illustrated pages. The story was written by Rebecca Johnson, a practising teacher, mother and wildlife carer. Based on the 52 virtues, including caring, honesty, forgiveness and unity, these story books also feature type set in Beginners Alphabet and are specifically targeted to beginning and emergent readers. Wonderful Steve Parish photographs exemplify and give added dimension to the text. 
Price: 9.00 AUD
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Koala's Big Day, Johnson, Rebecca
11 Johnson, Rebecca Koala's Big Day
Australia Steve Parish Pub 2002 1740211898 / 9781740211895 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo Steve Parish 
24 pages including colour illustrations. Children's picturebook about an exciting koala party. When the koalas heard the news, they came from everywhere. There were light-coloured koalas, dark-coloured koalas, young koalas, old koalas, and a baby koala. Old lazy koala was too tired to go to the party, but baby koala bought some gumleaves back for him. Includes full-colour photos. By the author of 'Wombat's Secret' and 'Kangaroos' Lucky Escape'. Photographer has produced several books and stationery items with an Australian theme. 
Price: 7.00 AUD
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Turtle Tricks, Johnson, Rebecca
12 Johnson, Rebecca Turtle Tricks
Australia Steve Parish Pub 2003 174021241X / 9781740212410 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo Steve Parish 
25 pages including colour illustrations. 
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Wombat's Secret, Johnson, Rebecca
13 Johnson, Rebecca Wombat's Secret
Australia Steve Parish Pub 2002 1740211928 / 9781740211925 1st Edition Stapled Pictorial Cover Very Good 12mo 
25 pages including colour illustrations. Children's picturebook based on Australian wildlife animals. One day baby wombat sees the kangaroos share a secret. In her quest to find out what it is, she asks the platypus, the ducks, the echidna, the kookaburras, the koala, and the emu. Includes full-colour photos. By the author of 'Kangaroos' Lucky Escape' and 'Koala's Big Day'. Photographer has produced several books and stationery items with an Australian theme. 
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The Works of Mercy: The Heart of Catholicism (Church Book (shw)), Keenan, James F.
14 Keenan, James F. The Works of Mercy: The Heart of Catholicism (Church Book (shw))
USA Sheed & Ward 2005 0742532208 / 9780742532205 Soft Cover Good 8vo 
118 pages. In The Works of Mercy: The Heart of Catholicism, Father James Keenan, S.J., reveals mercy as God's principle way of loving us and our way of loving one another. A masterful guide, Keenan invites us to journey with him through Scripture, tradition, and lived witness to better understand why and how mercy is the heart of Catholicism. Like other Christian traditions, Catholic moral theology is rooted in natural law, Scripture, the Ten Commandments, and ethical principles. But what distinguishes Catholicism is its emphasis on the virtue of mercy as the center of moral living. In the first two of three parts, Father Keenan explores modern applications of the corporal works of mercy - visiting the prisoner, sheltering the homeless, feeding the hungry, giving drink to the thirsty, visiting the sick, clothing the naked, burying the dead - and the spiritual works of mercy - reconciling, being vigilant for the spiritual needs of one's neighbor, and praying. Because we are called by God's mercy into the church, the third part of the book looks at the effective work of mercy in the prayer of the church, particularly in the Eucharist. Complete with meditations on September 11, 2001, and the priesthood in light of the scandals in the church, The Works of Mercy provides a bridge between the past and the present and is must reading for students, parish groups, and individual readers seeking to live their faith in the everyday world. 
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Stories from the prophet next door: a story source Collection, Pirola, Teresa (compiled by)
15 Pirola, Teresa (compiled by) Stories from the prophet next door: a story source Collection
Australia David Lovell 1998 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
115 indexed pages. These stories and anecdotes from the lives of ordinary people invite readers to see the Gospel at work in their own lives. Storytelling implicitly says: 'Your own story is valuable. Your life reflections are sacred. Moments of insight, often arising from simple, mundane events, are prophetic gifts'. Told in everyday language with refreshing originality, these stories are arranged according to themes such as healing, love, community, joy, faith, justice, tough decision. Each section has 'Your Story', questions for personal reflection, and the 'Jesus Story', reference to a related gospel text and its theme. This is the ideal resource for homily material, for religious education classes, for study and discussion groups, and for individual reflection and inspiration. Pirola has been active in the Antioch Movement and in adult religious education. She has authored three books, and numerous education programmes and articles. She now operates a publishing venture, The Story Source, which produces parish resources. 
Price: 14.00 AUD
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Tha Manse: the first novel in the Heart of green valley Series, Resce, Meredith
16 Resce, Meredith Tha Manse: the first novel in the Heart of green valley Series
Australia Golden Grain Pub 1998 0646340263 / 9780646340265 2nd Impression Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
234 pages. Kate has a secret she does not want anyone to know, especially the hateful new minister - the man who has taken her fatherís place. John Laslett has just arrived in Green Valley as the new parish minister. He has been employed by the patron lady, Vera Wallace. At first it seems that the grand lady is full of grace and her intention is to see to his every need. However, there is something strange about the housekeeper she has sent. Kathryn is efficient in every detail, but John cannot seem to break through the cold exterior. Something is wrong, he is sure, but he does not know what... Australian author, Meredith Resce has received wide acclaim from Australian readers for her historical romance novels, 'The Heart of Green Valley' series. 
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Go Forth In Joy, Amid Violins and Roses - A Journey in Prayer, Seymour, Sharyn Michaeleen
17 Seymour, Sharyn Michaeleen Go Forth In Joy, Amid Violins and Roses - A Journey in Prayer
Australia Spectrum 1983 0959065709 / 9780959065701 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
118 pages including b/w illustrations. Inscription in the first page. Sharyn M. Seymour was born in Melbourne and raised and educated in the United States. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the State University of New York, U.S.A. and has completed post-graduate work in English. She received her training in theology from the Melbourne College of Divinity, Parkville, Victoria where she received a Divinity Degree. Sharyn has taught in the U.S.A. and Australia for many years and has had vast experience in parish ministry, college retreats and catechetical work. She has written a number of articles on prayer and spirituality. Presently she is teaching at Emmaus College Senior School, Burwood, Victoria. A This, the authorís first book flows from her search to know and experience the Lord in a changing Church. This journey in faith affirmation and lived fidelity is very relevant to all those who are seeking to know and companion with the Lord in Truth. 
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First Field Guide to Australian Birds, Slater, Pat; Parish, Steve
18 Slater, Pat; Parish, Steve First Field Guide to Australian Birds
Australia Steve Parish Pub 1997 1740210549 / 9781740210546 Stapled Pictorial Cover Good 12mo 
56 indexed pages including b/w illustrations, bibliography and glossary about 45 birds of Australia. 
Price: 8.00 AUD
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First Field Guide to Australian Mammals, Slater, Pat; Parish, Steve
19 Slater, Pat; Parish, Steve First Field Guide to Australian Mammals
Australia Steve Parish Pub 1997 1740210492 / 9781740210492 1st Edition Stapled Cover Good 16mo 
57 indexed and colour illustrated pages including glossary and bibliography. Beginners' pocket guide for children to identifying around 50 types of Australian mammals. Each entry includes information on identification, size, distribution, habitat, habits and similar species. Includes colour photos throughout, glossary and index. Photographer has produced several books and assorted stationery items with an Australian theme. Creases in cover. Name in inside front cover. 
Price: 7.50 AUD
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The Oberammergau Passion Play Text 1634 - 1984, Weis, Othmar
20 Weis, Othmar The Oberammergau Passion Play Text 1634 - 1984
Germany Parish of Oberammergau 1984 Revised Soft Cover Good 16mo 
118 pages. Originally written by Father Othmar Weis in 1810/11 and revised by Joseph Alois Daisenberger in 1850 and 1860, and futher revised by the Parish of Oberammergau for the 1980. Because of its spiritual foundation this Play forms part of the tradition of devotions at the stations of the Cross; it means taking the way of the Cross of Jesus Christ who bears His Cross throughout the centuries. In this spirit we will celebrate the Passion Play as a great prayer in common: "We worship and glorify thee, Lord Jesus Christ, because through Thy Holy Cross Thou hast redeemed the world." (in Preface) Name in the first page. 
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