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Review: In the Beginning, There Were Stories: Thoughts about the Oral Tradition of the Bible

In the Beginning, There Were Stories: Thoughts about the Oral Tradition of the Bible by William J. Bausch My rating: 3 of 5 stars The basic principle espoused in this book is a simple one - the Bible is not first and foremost a written text that must be used and analysed as a written… Continue reading Review: In the Beginning, There Were Stories: Thoughts about the Oral Tradition of the Bible

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Review: Celtic Spirituality in the Australian Landscape

Celtic Spirituality in the Australian Landscape by Ray Simpson & Brent Lyons-Lee My rating: 3 of 5 stars From the back cover: This book explores the nature of Celtic Christian spirituality and why it has resonance in Australia. Ray is a citizen of Celtic lands who makes regular pilgrimage in Australia and Brent is an… Continue reading Review: Celtic Spirituality in the Australian Landscape

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Review: Encountering the Mystery of God

Encountering the Mystery of God by Patrick J Cronin My rating: 3 of 5 stars This study from Patrick Cronin, the Coordinator of the Adult Catechumenate for the Archdiocese of Adelaide, represents the fruit of his research on the effectiveness of the fourth period of the Rite of Christian Initiation Adults (RCIA) - 'mystagogy' -… Continue reading Review: Encountering the Mystery of God

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Review: Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece

Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece by Stephen Fry My rating: 4 of 5 stars I first came across the great stories of Greek mythology - the story of gods, goddesses, demi-gods, and heroes - in primary school, when the book club featured a book that had that very title. Clearly, this… Continue reading Review: Mythos: A Retelling of the Myths of Ancient Greece