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  • Daily reads to kickstart a habit

    A daily devotional is the perfect way to bookend your day. They can be encouraging, challenging and inspirational, and are an easy way to read God's Word each and every day. Lion Hudson has published some beautiful devotionals with incredible authors and illustrators that make it a joy to devote each day to God. There are daily readings for readers of all ages, whether you're looking for a family bible or a selection of musings from an historic figure.
    by Joe Purnell / Wednesday, 13 November 2019
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  • Remembrance Day 2019: Christian books to help us remember

    This Remembrance Sunday people across the UK and further afield stop and remember those we who have given their lives in conflicts past and present. Last year was the 100th anniversary of Armistice, and even a century on it remains important to look back and be grateful for the service men and women who have paid the ultimate sacrifice.
    by Joe Purnell / Thursday, 07 November 2019
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  • "You wouldn't believe what you can do with a potato if you put your mind to it." | Claud Fullwood on her new book, The Rations Challenge

    Claud Fullwood, author of The Rations Challenge, talked to me about the benefits of conscious eating and the massive issue of a consumer culture in the 21st century. Her new book encourages us to consider more deeply the impact of our food, prompting us to ask questions of the ethics of our weekly shop. Placing the current crisis in the context of war-time rationing gives Claud a real clarity of voice as she guides us through small changes that make a significant difference.
    by Joe Purnell / Friday, 01 November 2019
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  • Digital vs. Traditional: Why ebooks are here to stay, but paperbacks aren't going anywhere either

    There's a few things about reading a printed book that nothing else can hope to replicate. That feeling of flicking through the pages, wafting that 'new book smell' as you do... It's hard to beat. But what about ebooks? Can digital editions of books compete with the physical alternative?
    by Joe Purnell / Thursday, 24 October 2019
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  • Author Les Cowan: "I'm asking a question of the reader... Do you care enough to take a risk?"

    I talked with Les Cowan, author of the David Hidalgo novels and new book Sins of the Fathers. about the role his faith plays in the novels he writes. He also talks about the reasons he writes and the impact he hopes to have.
    by Joe Purnell / Friday, 18 October 2019
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