Monday, 25 July 2011

Countdown To Summer Special

LESS THAN A WEEK TO GO until our 'Summer Special' event!

Spead across 6 blogs that I run throughout August, 'Summer Special' will be full of suggestions on how to make your summer just that little bit more fun.

Look out for:
  • suggested activities
  • book, arts & crafts and other giveaways
  • featured blogs
  • blogger interviews
  • author interviews
  • book reviews
and more.......

It's not too late to get involved as well! Simply fill in the form below before next Monday to get your activity suggestions or blog featured, be interviewed, or donate a giveaway item.

Saturday, 16 July 2011

Street Pastors

Last night was the official launch of Street Pastors in Abingdon, Oxfordshire. Two teams went on patrol for teh first time, before the regular groups start in September. The idea of Street Pastors is basically to provide support for those who need it on a Friday or Saturday evening. This might mean just being a listening ear, or providing practical support such as flipflops for those wearing impractical high heels, or arranging for a cab to get someone home. Street Pastors was starting in Abingdon after a request by the local police following successful schemes in other local towns, as well as across the country and now worldwide.

More info about Abingdon Street Pastors:

More information about the Street Pastors scheme:

Are there any Street Pastors in your town? 

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Jabez by Thom Lemmons (A Review)

A short and simple novel, its amazing how much could be made from a short reference to a character within the bible. I really liked the way this story was told, it sort of felt as if someone was sitting infront of me speaking the story. There's nothing particularly amazing about this book, but its simplicity is what makes it nice. Worth a go if you want a relaxing Christian read.

Also posted on The Story Factory Reading Zone

If anyone has any theological questions relating to this book (or any other questions) which they think we could use for Thursday Thought please let me know.

Friday, 8 July 2011

Safely Home by Randy Alcorn (A Review)

This fiction read almost like a real-life account. Its descriptions of the life of house-group Christians in China were moving, fascinating and sometimes traumatic. It was interesting to read about how the registered churches work. The story moves back and forth between China and America- a technique which really helps the reader to focus on what it means to be a Christian and a believer in Jesus. I felt the sections in heaven were unneccesary and cringed at the way Buddhism was portrayed, but overall this was a very good book. I felt that it really helped to renew my faith!

Also posted on 'The Story Factory Reading Zone'

If anyone has read this book and would like to discuss any issues brought up with it then please post here to let me know.