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5 Reasons to Love Book Groups (Soul Bare Giveaway)

In my chapter for Soul Bare, I write about how a book club exposed the truth of my life in a surprising way.
So – whether you are in a book group or not – here are five reasons to love book groups (plus Soul Bare GIVEAWAY!)

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For Every Wannabe Missionary (Assimilate or Go Home)

To be drawn towards a people group or country doesn’t mean you swoop in to fix their problems, or try and make them assimilate to your culture, but to listen and adapt yourself to their culture. It is to open your eyes to the weaknesses and arrogance of your own culture, and to change not the people but yourself. True mission is not so much about giving as learning to receive; not so much about speaking as listening.

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Summer Reads 2016 – 10 Novels

Summer Reads – Fiction – the best books of 2016. This post has 2 full reviews, and 8 more mini-summaries of favourite novels for the summer.

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Summer Reads 2016 – 12 Christian books

For your summer reading pleasure, here are full reviews for 6 Christian books, and mini-summaries of a further 6 books. Tomorrow: FICTION!

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What I’m Into – May June 2016

While British politics has been merrily imploding, I’ve been finally well enough to leave the house. Hence: #millionsmissing ME funding protest, fish and chips by the sea, the boy’s baptism, plus NEW HAIR! TV, music, online recommendations

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What I’m Into – Mar/Apr 2016

This is a late, double-bill edition of What I’m Into – the Mysterious SuperVirus ME Relapse edition. Which means LOTS of recommendations – including Addie Zierman, Carolyn Custis James, Carolyn Weber, LB Hathaway, Helen Dunmore, Joshua Ferris – plus birthday photos and #FrontdoorSunbathing

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Announcing Soul Bare (Coming August 2016)

I contributed a chapter to a wonderful project called Soul Bare – ed. Cara Sexton, and I’m delighted to announce that it’s being published by IVP in Aug 2016.

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What I’m Into (Feb 2016)

February was all writing for two weeks, then all people slots for two weeks because of Jon’s Significant Birthday. (So probably makes sense that March involved so much resting – hence why this What I’m Into February is so late… More on Immobile March soon!)

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