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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 Pricilla, 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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Review: Luminous Dark

Peri Zahnd on 5th March 2018

Most of us will at some point experience the death of a loved one or another cataclysmic loss in our lives—it’s a universal experience we are usually unprepared for.  Luminous Dark is a book to read before that happens, written by a young pastor who watched his 23-year-old wife die of a fast-growing cancer.  He […]

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Review: Understanding Sexual Abuse by Tim Hein

Salome Skaff on 14th February 2018

I love the esteem that Tim Hein holds the church in – a place where people teach, model and learn deep truths about life and purpose. Because of this esteem, he holds the church to a high standard when it comes to protecting and ministering to abuse survivors. As such, this book is an invaluable […]

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Stronger Together, Weaker Apart

Stephanie Heald on 10th January 2018

The secret of a flourishing publishing business? It was burning a hole in my inbox. It had taken a road trip around the States, a ton of planning, prayer and work to get to this stage, but now I was stuck. I’d never signed a contract for US distribution. I had no idea what to […]

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CLC International Book Review: Luminous Dark

Eddie Olliffe on 21st December 2017

Luminous Dark is, perhaps, the best Christian book that I have read this year.  Finding a book that deals with the ‘painful journey of being transformed by the love of God through suffering’ is quite difficult. We live in a Christian culture that looks too much on the side of triumphalism, than at those deep places […]

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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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Putting Parents in the Picture: Katharine Hill Interview, War Cry

Claire Brine on 13th November 2017

In her book Left to Their Own Devices?, the UK director of Care for the Family, Katharine Hill, aims to help parents feel confident about raising their children in the digital age. She tells me about the concerns that led her to write it: ‘Smartphones and online devices are good in that we use them to […]

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