Books worth reading on Fostering and Adoption
Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 03-11-2012
1. Wounded Children, Healing Homes: How traumatised children impact foster and adoptive homes by Jayne E Schooler et al (Very good book written by Christians that helps explain attachment theory with stories and science useful for adopters and foster carers) 2. Bubble-wrapped children, by Helen Oakwater (says its about adoption and social media, but actually very good introduction to the effects of trauma on children removed from their birth families. Useful for adopters and foster carers) 3. Hurting Too Much - Shocking Stories from the frontline of child protection by…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 02-21-2011
1. Preachers Book group its not just younger preachers that need to improve, old dogs can benefit from preaching refreshment too. A good way to encourage constructive discussion is to get your preachers to read a book together and discuss it. I would suggest giving yourselves 4-6 weeks to read a book (any shorter and its a rush, any longer and you'll forget what you have read). Great books to start with are: Another option is to read a book over a whole term, but meet more regularly to review…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 06-15-2010
Summer is a great time to encourage Christians to read - here's a little list you can pass on to your congregations to help them think of books to pack on their hols. Beach books My Father Maker of the trees - Eric Irivuzumugabe a powerful and moving story about Christian faith in the middle of the Ruandan Genocide. The first half of this book in particular offers challenging yet inspiring insight into some of the darkest days in living memory and yet God's grace in the middle of it…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 06-23-2009
The Israelites left Egypt and were given gold jewelry and out of that gold they decorated the tabernacle. The concept of gold plundered from egypt has helped many christians to understand that there is value in borrowing things from our culture. You could argue that the book of proverbs does a similar thing allowing the collected wisdom (some would say general revelation) to contribute to the wise sayings that are part of our scriptures. Starfish and Spiders This is the one I want to read next. A friend of mine…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 04-28-2009
Here's a fun clip I showed today at a big consulation for Bible agencies seeking to help the church rediscover the book that changed the world: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uwm6EQ-waE] hope you enjoy it ;o)
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 08-30-2008
I try to read at least one book on preaching a year. I want to continue learning how to stay faithful to the text and continually rethink how best to stay connected to the culture. Here are some of the best books I have read over the years. 1. How to Read the Bible for All It's Worth- Douglas Stuart and Gordon Fee If you have never read a book on understanding the different biblical genres then this is a must-read. Fee and Stuart do a masterful job in helping…
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 08-17-2008
Here's another review on Christianity's website, this time of Andrew Wilson's excellent book Incomparable.
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 08-17-2008
Thought you might like to see my review of Roger Olson's intriguing book from the Christianity website.
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Posted By :Date :Krish Kandiah | 11-19-2007
Publishers have been fearing for a long time that a device that did for books what the ipod did for music is coming. The Amazon Kindle is one attempt to do this. Following the Ipod Model the device is produced by a company that is seeking to provide the content. You can download books from Amazon to use on your new machince. Using i-ink technologies here is a way to take a library with you where ever you go. I am not sure if the kindle has a back light…
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