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on 18th March 2020

Working from home? Self-isolating? Cancelled holiday or trip? It can be fun to have a lie-in at first, but that can soon wear off, boredom and, worse still, loneliness setting in. Rather than falling into a coma in front of daytime TV, or scrolling through endless articles about virus transmission, why not let books keep […]

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A broken Hallelujah: Understanding Sexual Abuse

Donna Hofstra, Counsellor on 9th April 2018

Tim Hein speaks with authority as he draws on research findings, his personal experience and the personal experience of his wife Priscilla, herself a child sex abuse survivor. He shares from his own Christian faith in his role as a church leader. The author essentially outlines how we can best support abuse survivors through their […]

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‘A courageous gift’

Jenny Cornfield on 16th March 2018

‘This book is a courageous gift,’ writes Debra Hirsch in the Foreword to Tim Hein’s powerful book, ‘Understanding Sexual Abuse’. A courageous gift indeed; one of those books that the reader will feel privileged to have read and learnt from.  Drawing on his own expertise as a church minster and the personal experience of his […]

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Understanding Sexual Abuse

Justin Humphreys on 13th March 2018

Understanding Sexual Abuse: A Guide for Ministry Leaders and Survivors is an informative and sensitive book which considers sexual abuse in a Christian context. Tim Hein is in active ministry in a local church and what is most distinctive about this book, in my opinion, is its combination of insights from survivors’ experiences of abuse and […]

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Finding Beauty on the Streets of Ibiza

Kathryn Ritchie on 8th March 2018

Ibiza is a place where God is moving powerfully. There is never a doubt that God will show up in a situation. We have seen His miracles time and time again in our work – whether that be miraculously finding someone’s hotel, watching a person instantly sober up, or getting the chance to pray for […]

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Book Review: Luminous Dark

Rick Hill on 11th December 2017

In the parable of the wise and foolish builders, we are reminded that storms come to the wise as well as the foolish, the faithful as well as the fickle. Christians aren’t immune from storms – they aren’t possibilities but promises. In Luminous Dark, we are drawn into the personal journey of Alain Emerson – […]

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The medium is the message: the spiritual impacts of social media

Guy Brandon on 28th September 2016

“With great power comes great responsibility” (Uncle Ben, Spider-Man) The internet, smartphones, social media, instant messaging and other related technologies have had a dramatic impact on the way we communicate over the last 20 years, and therefore fundamentally how we relate to one another. Since we are relational beings, made in the image of a […]

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Prayer walking and the salvation strategy for your city

Brian Heasley on 29th May 2015

I remember hearing the story of a friend, Kelly Green, who was working with prostitutes in one of the most dangerous areas of Mexico, Boystown. “I didn’t have any great brilliant strategies on how to reach Boystown. But I knew I could pray. I moved down here, didn’t know anyone, didn’t know what to do. […]

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On writing ‘Pyjamas’

Emily Ackerman on 13th August 2014

When I was ill and disabled, people often mentioned this promise to me. I always found it hard to rise to the idea. Frankly, it seemed that the illness was more prosperous than I was. But Scripture is Scripture, so I filed it under ‘Maybe I’ll understand this one day’. As I’ve recently recovered, I […]

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How To Read A Book, part i

Tim Chester on 21st March 2014

I love books. But a book is your servant – not your master.  There’s only one book that is your master and that’s the Bible.  You are the master of every other book. So tell it who’s boss :  stand on it, write in it, skip bits. There’s a reason why you’re reading this book.  […]

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