New from Amelia Koh-Butler

“WIDE AND DEEP – Liturgies for Thriving and Emerging Churches” is available from Mediacom Education Inc. “WIDE AND DEEP” is a collection of prayers, litanies, liturgies and poems that include Welcome to Country; Gatherings for multi-cultural situations; Celebrations of membership and Covenanting together in community. Download a sample of her book here.

Amelia Koh-Butler  is currently the Executive Officer, Mission Resourcing – Uniting Church SA.

Australian Christian Book of the Year Shortlist

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A former paratrooper and intelligence operator, a constitutional lawyer and a Cambridge scholar are among this year’s shortlisted authors.
sparklit 2According to Sparklit Director, Michael Collie, the judges found compiling the shortlist unusually challenging.

This year’s award drew strong entries from accomplished writers; many are leaders in their professions and fields of endeavour.

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Word and Spirit Reviewed

Derek Watson from Snowy Mountains Church in Jindabyne reviews Word and Spirit, a new book by Will Donaldson, published by The Bible Reading Fellowship.

Word and Spirit: The Vital Partnership in Christian Leadership, takes a good look at the occasional controversy between what may be termed the Evangelical Church’s disdain for the Charismatic Movement, and vice versa.

Donaldson traces the growth of the church from the earliest days to the present, and makes a convincing case that the preaching of the Word and the work of the Spirit have in the best of times, always been in accord with each other– how could it be otherwise when the Spirit both informed the Word, and interprets it.

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