A video introducing the book ‘I used to be dead (Tahlia’s story)’ by Colin J Pearce. Set in Palestine in 28 AD it tells the story of Tahlia and her three untamed friends as they terrorise their town, have adventures, take risks and have a whole lot of fun, until one of them becomes very very sick …
Congratulations to Harriet!
Here are some recent reviews of her celebrated new book.
The ACT Monograph Series (Series Editor Graeme R. Chatfield) provides a forum for publishing quality research theses and studies by its graduates and affiliated college staff in the broad fields of Biblical Studies, Christian Thought and History, and Practical Theology. The ACT selects the best of its doctoral and research masters theses as well as monographs that offer the academic community, scholars, church leaders and the wider community uniquely Australian and New Zealand perspectives on significant research topics and topics of current debate.
The ACT also provides opportunity for contributors beyond its graduates and affiliated college staff to publish monographs which support the mission and values of the ACT.
Dr Paul Taylor, Executive Secretary of the Bishops Commission for Liturgy, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference (ACBC) offers an appreciation of the history and content of the new Catholic hymnal for Australia. Catholic Worship Book II —A new liturgical music resource for Catholic Parishes and Communities in Australia. Read here.
To mark the 40th anniversary of the Uniting Church in Australia (June 22nd) Geoff Thompson has produced audio files of the six sections of the final chapter of his book, Disturbing Much, Disturbing Many: Theology Provoked by the Basis of Union.
MSP recently published Dr John Collin’s book on the problems of clericalism and the understanding of Ministry which is often cited these days as being at the heart of the crisis in the Church.
Dr Claire Renkin (who heads the Department of Christian Thought and History at the Yarra Theological Union at the University of Divinity in Victoria) gave the address at the book launch and we link to it here as it provides a good overview of why this book is valuable and timely.
To commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Rev Dr Mark Worthing has released a new book entitled Martin Luther: a Wild Boar in the Lord’s Vineyard which explores his passionate and fiery character and introduces us to a colourful cast of friends and enemies, explaining the complex politics of church and empire.
Here is what Rev Dr Lynn Arnold, former Premier of South Australia, had to say about it.
Ordinary Saints is a book about saints who are alive now, and whose everyday acts of kindness and goodness announce that God is at work in the world. Like Jesus, their Master, they are the message, the messenger, and the working model of the kingdom of God, in a lesser key.