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Sex, marriage, and the church: Patterns of Change, Muriel Porter
161 Muriel Porter Sex, marriage, and the church: Patterns of Change
Australia Dove 1996 1863715975 / 9781863715973 10th Printing Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
178 pages. Study of the changing attitudes of the Christian Churches to sexuality, human intimacy and the worth of women. Focuses mainly on the Anglican Church and discusses topics such as the clerical marriage debate in the sixteenth century, and changing views on divorce, celibacy, homosexuality and contraception. Includes a glossary, references, a bibliography and an index. Author is a senior lecturer in journalism at RMIT. Her other publications include 'Women in the Church', and 'Land of the Spirit?'. 
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The Heart of Our Mission: Letters to a Province of Apostolic Religious, Murphy, Dennis
162 Murphy, Dennis The Heart of Our Mission: Letters to a Province of Apostolic Religious
Australia St Paul Pub 1981 1st Edition Soft Cover Good 12mo 
206 pages. This is the companion-volume to "The Challenge of Hope" where Father Dennis J. Murphy continues his letters to his men religious of his Province, but always keeping in his mind, a wider group of religious men and women, and also laity. Rather it is a sharing of ideals and experiences as he says: l know I have learned much, and at times been deeply moved, as l listened to lay people, priests and other religious speaking about their own spiritual life and that of the groups to which they belonged. l am happy to return this favour here". The wide acceptance given to the first volume and a number outside the province have requested that they be printed, and the interested wide range of topics touched upon, prompted the author to undertake the publishing of this volume. The letters are presented in a somewhat higgledy- piggledy manner which would make continuous reading confusing; they are more day-by-day reflections than formal presentations of topics. 
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I Sing Because I Have a Song: Speaking from Our Sacred Space, Nelson, Frank
163 Nelson, Frank I Sing Because I Have a Song: Speaking from Our Sacred Space
New Zealand Wellington Cathedral of St Paul 2012 0473220490 / 9780473220495 11th Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
173 pages. In preparing to leave the Cathedral, Frank and Christine Nelson, with encouragement from others, edited a collection of sermons preached by Frank over the past eight years. South African born, Frank Nelson was ordained priest in 1979 and has worked as a priest in South Africa, Hong Kong and New Zealand. He has had a long association with several Cathedrals and is passionate about the unique opportunities they offer. Good liturgy and music are important to Frank, as is rigorous searching for ways to make faith relevant today while building on secure foundations of the past. As Dean of Wellington Cathedral of St Paul from 2004 - 2012 he developed the ministry of the Cathedral as a sacred space of worship, hospitality and education, reaching out to a wide variety of people in many different ways. Good preachers are as rare as modest politicians. Consistently good ones are even harder to find. Frank Nelson is one of them. Like Karl Barth he knows preachers need to hold the Scriptures in one hand and today's newspaper in the other. He's biblical and topical. But it's the tone of his voice that engages me. He speaks personally and even quotes his wife, without drawing attention to himself. He asks many questions as he offers answers, even daring to end a sermon with a question mark. He lets stories, images and symbols, everything from flags to feathers speak for themselves, and he does not fuss and rush us ito reassurance. Our doubts, and his, are respected. But under all this is a quiet, confident faith that will carry us along, in and out of season. On the journry of every pilgrim this preacher is a good companion I commend his work to you. He's a man with a song worth listening to. Inscription in the first page. 
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Women of Spirit: Woman's Place in Church and Society, Nelson, Janet; Walter, Linda
164 Nelson, Janet; Walter, Linda Women of Spirit: Woman's Place in Church and Society
Australia St Mark's Canberra 1989 0909446040 / 9780909446048 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
201 pages. In this book there is no attempt to provide a single, simple answer to the question. "Woman's Place in Church and Society?" Rather, its aim is to encourage each woman to think about who she is, who she could be, where she is at present, where she would like to be, where she can find a place that allows her to use her gifts fully and to express her true identity. The book focuses unashamedly on women’s experience and is written mainly for women to use. We are happy if it also proves enlightening for men. In the first chapter we look at ourselves, our sense of identity, our sense of self-worth. How do we see ourselves? How do others see us? Do we see ourselves primarily as individuals, or as in relationship with other people? Do we see ourselves in relationship with God, made in the image of God? We will take our relationship with God as a reference point from which to grow and explore. In the second and third chapters we look at some of the beliefs and ideas which have shaped society’s views of a woman’s place. For centuries the Bible has been a source of authority in Judeo-Christian culture. What do the scriptures contribute to our ideas about women? A major in?uence in this century has been feminism. What is feminism, and how does it affect our lives? Does it conflict with scripture’? What do Christian feminists say? There are three work ‘places’ in which women find themselves today - the home, the community and the paid workforce. Chapters four, five and six consider women’s contributions to the paid and unpaid workforces, the problems women encounter and the opportunities that exist for growth and fulfilment. Chapter seven looks at woman’s place in her body, at the particular dif?culties and the blessings of being in a woman’s body. For a Christian woman her ‘place’ in the church is of particular importance. Chapter eight traces a slender thread of church women through the ages. It looks at the way in which the church has traditionally viewed women, what roles it has recognised as appropriate for women. It looks at ministries women perform in the church. In the Anglican Church in Australia the question of a woman’s place is at present a major issue confronting the church. Chapter nine deals specifically with the ordination of women to the orders of deacon, priest and bishop. In all these studies we are thinking about ourselves - who we are, where we are, where we want to be. In the final chapter we look at what it might mean to find a place of our own. It will be plain to the reader that many ideas in this book have come through the writings of other people. They have our grateful recognition. Other ideas are our own, an outcome of conversations over many years as we have discovered that two basic strands of our lives-feminism and Christianity - are inextricably interwoven, shaping the way in which we understand life. The church has resisted acknowledging this connection between feminism and Christianity. She has drawn back in alarm and has disowned feminism. We long for the time when the church will be prepared to look more closely at the features of feminism, for perhaps then she will be able to recognise feminism not as a changeling, but as a child of her own heart to love and embrace. Although we have worked closely together on the writing of this book, and see it very much as a collaborative venture, we speak from different backgrounds and with distinctive voices. Janet wrote chapters 1, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 9. Chapters 2, 7, 8 and 10 were written by Linda. Andrew Hingeley worked with us on the guidelines for group study at the end of the book. We write not as trained theologians, but out of a conviction that our own experience provides for each one of us ground for deep theological re?ection and spiritual insight We dedicate this book to all women who are in the process of becoming what God has created us to be. It does not yet appear what we shall be but we know that when God appears we shall be like God. (1 John 3: 2, 3). (J.N. and L.W.) 
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Touched by Angels: How Angels Influence Our Daily Lives, Newhouse, Flower Arlene Sechler;Isaac, Stephen
165 Newhouse, Flower Arlene Sechler;Isaac, Stephen Touched by Angels: How Angels Influence Our Daily Lives
U.S.A. Bluestar Communications 1998 1885394314 / 9781885394316 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
160 indexed pages including b/w and colour illustrations. How do Angels influence our everyday lives? How do they intervene in our daily tasks-our relationships, with our children, or problems at work? Newhouse is one of those very special people who has lived and worked with Angels for more than half a century and has written extensively about her experiences and her understanding. This, book presents a comprehensive perspective on the many ways Angels communicate and work with us. It also gives some simple techniques to help us initiate contact with Angels ourselves. 
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Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People's Hearts the Way Jesus Did, Newman, Randy
166 Newman, Randy Questioning Evangelism: Engaging People's Hearts the Way Jesus Did
U.S.A. Kregel Publications 2004 082543324X / 9780825433245 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
269 pages. A revolutionary look at sharing Christ with unbelievers by using the probing, provocative, and penetrating method Jesus used to engage others in personal dialogue and caring interaction. There's no question about it - evangelism is essential to following Jesus. Unfortunately, sharing the Good News is often seen as a matter of using the right method. But methods don't go very far when a conversation about faith runs squarely up against a brick wall of defensiveness or veers off into an unfamiliar landscape of arguments and objections. What's a disciple of Christ to do then? "Ask a question," says Randy Newman. It is, after all, what Jesus did. This questioning style of evangelism is without formulas, without answers to memorize, and you don't have to have a Ph.D. in theology to use it. If it sounds too simple, don't worry. It worked for Jesus; it will work for you. Questioning Evangelism steps outside the boundaries of evangelism as usual and tackles the tougher issues of our modern day. [It] is a must read for all!" 
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Women of Faith and Action: History of the Catholic Women's League, Tasmania, 1941-1986, Nuss, Anne Rushton
167 Nuss, Anne Rushton Women of Faith and Action: History of the Catholic Women's League, Tasmania, 1941-1986
Australia Southern Holdings 1986 0949089001 / 9780949089007 1st Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 12mo 
128 pages including b/w illustrations. This History of the Catholic Women’s League in Tasmania is a tribute to the hundreds of Tasmanian women who have been active members of the League in the forty-six years of its existence. Although a history inevitably singles out some notable figures, the strength of the League, and its continuing contribution to Catholic life in Tasmania, comes from the fellowship we all experience as ordinary members of Branches throughout the State. In fact, the history of the League is a history of what can be achieved by small groups of women working together to serve the community in general, and the Catholic community in particular. 
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Mary MacKillop Unveiled, O'Brien, Lesley
168 O'Brien, Lesley Mary MacKillop Unveiled
Australia Collins Dove 1994 1863713964 / 9781863713962 Reprint Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
viii + 271 pages. 'The story told on the following pages is surely the stuff of some of our best rebels and fighters. It is a marvellously rich tapestry of guts, impulsiveness, grit, compassion and dreams. This book emerges as magnificent.' (Geraldine Doogue) With the declaration of Mary MacKillop as Australia’s first official saint, attention turns to the question: 'Who was this woman?' Mary was a tenacious woman who let nothing stand in the way of her care for the underprivileged, her determination bringing her into conflict with the leading churchmen of her day. She stood firm in her convictions, even when excommunicated from her beloved Catholic Church and accused of alcoholism It was a battle she was prepared to take all the way to the Vatican itself. If Australians are to have a saint, they want one of flesh - and-blood, one truly their own. Mary MacKillop, a woman of strength, humour and compassion, does not disappoint. Lesley O'Brien is a journalist. She has written this book with the full cooperation of the official Mary MacKillop Secretariat. 
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Minute Meditations, O'Neill, Dorothy
169 O'Neill, Dorothy Minute Meditations
Australia St Paul Publications 1983 0909986665 / 9780909986667 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
91 pages including illustrations. This book contains 68 scriptural meditations. Each meditation begins with a Scripture quote and is followed by prayerful reflections of the author calculated to lead you to your own reflections and prayer. No matter how humdrum or difficult your life may be, you can bring happiness into it by learning to meditate at least a few minutes every day. This simple but profound book aims to assist you to do it and bring happiness into your life. It applies lessons from Scripture to the difficulties of daily life and helps to change your attitude when you cannot change your circumstance and find meaning and value in all that you do and experience in your daily life. There is an inscription in the first page. 
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Journey to Jerusalem: Biblical Meditations, Overberg, Kenneth R.
170 Overberg, Kenneth R. Journey to Jerusalem: Biblical Meditations
Petersham, Massachusetts, U.S.A. St Bedes Pubns 1990 0932506763 / 9780932506764 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
64 pages. This book offers thirty biblical meditations, with which Jesuit professor Kenneth Overberg takes us on a spiritual journey, by means of prayer and photos, to Jerusalem, but also into the depths of our own souls. A fine work for dipping into, for finding truths in the little glints of the everyday. These thirty biblical meditations are meant to be a month-long reflection on Christian living. 
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The parables of Jesus on the way to the Cross, Penman, David
171 Penman, David The parables of Jesus on the way to the Cross
Australia Anglican Information Office 1985 0908089732 / 9780908089734 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Good 12mo 
69 pages. Studies in the words of Jesus on the way to the Cross, as recorded by Luke. For use during Lent and on other occasions. 
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Look out the prophets are Coming, Penny, Steve
172 Penny, Steve Look out the prophets are Coming
Australia Prophetic People International 1993 0646156233 / 9780646156231 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
208 pages about the Prophetic Movement. 
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Acts of Faith: The Story of the Church of St Andrew, Canberra, Petersen, Barbara
173 Petersen, Barbara Acts of Faith: The Story of the Church of St Andrew, Canberra
Australia Brolga Press 2001 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
133 indexed pages including b/w illustrations. About the Building of St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Canberra. Inscription in the first page. 
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The Early Reformation in Europe, Pettegree, A. (editor)
174 Pettegree, A. (editor) The Early Reformation in Europe
U. K. Cambridge University Press 1992 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
250 indexed pages. In the generation that followed Martin Luther's protest the evangelical movement in Europe attracted very different levels of support in different parts of the continent. Whereas in Germany, eastern and central Europe the new movement brought a swift transformation of the religious and political landscape, progress elsewhere was more halting: both in the Mediterranean lands and the new nation states of western Europe initial enthusiasm for reform by and large failed to bring about the wholesale renovation of society for which evangelicals had hoped. These fascinating contrasts are the main focus of this volume of specifically commissioned essays, each of which charts the progress of reform in one country or region of Europe. Written in each case by a leading specialist in the field, they make available in English for the first time an up-to-date survey based on primary research and a thorough grasp of the vernacular literature. For both scholars and students they will be an invaluable guide to recent debates and literature on the success or failure of the first generation of reform. Contents: 1 The early Reformation in Europe ANDREW PETTEGREE; 2 Bohemia, Moravia and Austria WlNFRlED EBERHARD; 3 Hungary DAVID P. DANlEL; 4 Switzerland BRUCE GORDON; 5 Scandanavia OLE PETER GRELL; 6 France DAVID NICHOLLS; 7 The Netherlands ALASTAIR DUKE; 8 England DlARMAlD MACCULLOCH; 9 Italy EUAN CAMERON; 10 Spain A. GORDON KINDER AN DREW PETTEGREE is a Lecturer in the Department of Modern History at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of Foreign Protestant Communities in Sixteenth-Centu/y London (Oxford, 1986), and Emden and the Dutch Revolt: Exile and the Development of Reformed Protestantism (Oxford, 1992). 
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What Must I Do: Morality and the Challenge of God's Word, Pilavczyk, Daniel E.
175 Pilavczyk, Daniel E. What Must I Do: Morality and the Challenge of God's Word
USA Saint Anthony Messenger Press 1993 0867162090 / 9780867162097 1st Edition Glossy Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
83 pages. Often in the New Testament questions rise spontaneously to the hearts and lips of the people who heard the word of God: What must I do? or What must we do? How am I supposed to respond to what I have heard? Further questions arise when we ask that basic question and when we consider the answers that sacred Scripture gives. Why do we have to do anything at all? What does it mean to love God and love ourselves and love our neighbor? Why does God command us not to kill or commit adultery or steal or lie? Why should we honor our parents? What does repentance entail? What does it mean to follow Christ and believe in him? Why should we be baptized? Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk offers some answers to those questions and comments on what Scripture says about what we must do and why. Heprovides the fundamental framework in which those answers must be sought. In thirteen clear and insightful chapters, each ending with thoughtful questions for reflection, Archbishop Pilarczyk explores the moral implications of responding to the Lord. Daniel Edward Pilarczyk is an American clergyman of the Roman Catholic Church. He served as Archbishop of Cincinnati from 1982 to 2009. During his tenure the archdiocese was found guilty of illegally covering up sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests for years. 
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The Passion of Jesus Christ: Fifty Reasons Why He Came to Die, Piper, John
176 Piper, John The Passion of Jesus Christ: Fifty Reasons Why He Came to Die
U.S.A. Crossway Books 2004 1581346085 / 9781581346084 1st Edition Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
127 pages. The most important questions anyone can ask are: Why was Jesus Christ crucified? Why did he suffer so much? What has this to do with me? Finally, who sent him to his death? The answer to the last question is that God did. Jesus was God's Son. The suffering was unsurpassed, but the whole message of the Bible leads to this answer. Why did Christ suffer and die? The central issue of Jesus' death is not the cause, but the meaning - God' s meaning. That is what this book is about. John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons. Not fifty causes, but fifty purposes - in answer to the most important question that each of us must face: What did God achieve for sinners like us in sending his Son to die? 
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Welcoming the outsider : homilies for the year of Luke, Plant, Geoffrey
177 Plant, Geoffrey Welcoming the outsider : homilies for the year of Luke
Australia John Garratt Publishing 2009 1920682015 / 9781920682019 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
208 pages including bibliography. 'I have called this collection of homilies Welcoming the Outsider, thereby sounding a note that resonates throughout Luke's gospel, and which is particularly evident in stories unique to Luke...In Luke's gospel, the final words that Jesus spoke from the cross to another human being were addressed to an outsider: "Today you will be with me in paradise." Jesus died as he had lived, welcoming the outsider.' - (Geoffrey Michael Plant in the Introduction.) Geoff Plant's homilies teach by surprise. In each, he first devotes time to offer his knowledge of the biblical aspect of the given reading, from settings to scholarship. Then he invites us to share his delight in something from his own discovery of our contemporary secular world which has made its mark, from people to places. In a deft conclusion, he draws the two worlds together so we are suddenly, clearly and unforgettably instructed in holy understanding. Spiritual growth is the result. These homilies will be welcomed by priests and Church workers, students of Biblical Studies, Bible Study groups and individuals wishing to enrich their own spiritual understanding. 
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Never Mind the Reversing Ducks: A Non-Theologian Encounters Jesus in the Gospel According to St Mark, Plass, Adrian
178 Plass, Adrian Never Mind the Reversing Ducks: A Non-Theologian Encounters Jesus in the Gospel According to St Mark
U.S.A. Zondervan 2002 0007130449 / 9780007130443 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
237 pages. 'It's interesting to note that the original Greek word used here has a very strong sense of waterfowl flying backwards. So, what the writer is saying is that they went down like reversing ducks, and so, of course should we ...' -- from Adrian Plass's popular spoof of an Anglican sermon Readers who seek a weighty theological treatise on the life of Christ will not find it in these pages. With a deft touch and down-to-earth humour, Adrian Plass offers a heartfelt response to the life and ministry of Jesus as presented in the Gospel of Mark. 'I have had a passion for Jesus for many years,' says Plass. 'In Jesus we meet a dynamic, hardworking, passionate member of the human race, a man, but a man who was also God. Stronger than all the powers of nature, he was nevertheless willing to become a servant so that people like you and I can be rescued from the worst of disasters.' Plass brings his own unique perspective to this meditation on Mark, which has been broken into ninety sections that can be read in any order or continuously. An adventurous, challenging, witty and often poignant look at the events in the life of Jesus, Never Mind the Reversing Ducks addresses the deep issues we all face. 
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Compendium: Catechism of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict XVI
179 Pope Benedict XVI Compendium: Catechism of the Catholic Church
Australia St Pauls Pub 2008 192103212X / 9781921032127 1st Edition Glossy Pictorial Soft Cover Very Good 12mo 
207 indexed pages including colour illustrations. 
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Joy and Hope: Pilgrim Priest & Bishop, Power, Pat
180 Power, Pat Joy and Hope: Pilgrim Priest & Bishop
Australia David Lovell Pub 2015 1863551581 / 9781863551588 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good 8vo 
230 pages. Pat Power sees himself as part of the pilgrim church, ‘a people on the move, with a sense of adventure, supporting and encouraging one another, sometimes getting a bit lost or bloodied, sometimes questioning the path they have taken, but ultimately believing that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.’ This book is a collection of his homilies, occasional addresses, newspaper opinion pieces, letters and personal reflections. They cover a wide range of topics, written always with an openness and humble respect. Much of Pat's ministry has been in the field of ecumenical and inter-faith relations. At the 1998 Oceania Synod of Bishops in Rome, he spoke on marginalised people in society and in the church. He has been a strong advocate for the East Timorese and the Palestinians, for Aboriginal people, for racial respect, for the unemployed and in opposition to abortion and assisted suicide. In 2000, he chaired a major enquiry into poverty in the Australian Capital Territory. In December 2006 he was inaugurated into the ACT Honour Walk for being a voice for the disadvantaged in the community, and in 2009 was named Canberra Citizen of the Year. 
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