Monthly Archives: January 2011

Open House Volume 3 Free Chapter: Nick Vujicic

Imagine entering life without arms or legs? In 1982 Nick Vujicic was born with the rare Tetra-amelia disorder, a condition which still baffles doctors today. Yet, with one small foot and a lot of faith, Nick is living a most extraordinary life. This is a free chapter of Open House Volume 3. More…

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Open House Volume 2 Free Chapter: Nancy Heche

Imagine you’re a mother of five with twenty-five years of marriage under your belt when your husband is diagnosed with AIDS – the shocking result of his homosexual secret. In this free chapter from Open House Volume 2, Nancy Heche (mother of actress Anne Heche) shares her journey from betrayal to forgiveness. More…

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Open House Volume 1 Free Chapter: Max Lucado

In this free chapter from Open House Volume 1, best-selling author Max Lucado shares about his life, faith, the people who have most influenced him, and how you can find your ‘sweet spot’ to live a focussed, meaningful life.
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A Basket Full of Stars: How to Communicate with Colour and Creativity

What does it take to become a colourful, creative communicator in your writing and public speaking? How do you craft a message that sparkles in the mind of your audience? In this 44 minute audio seminar I cover the 4 phases of creativity and the 6 creative elements that will help your writing and speaking shine.
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Holding onto God through the Dark Night of Doubt [Podcast]

If you’re a person of faith who has experienced a season of doubt you’ll know it can be a harrowing experience. Like your world is suddenly unstable. But can doubt ever be a good thing? In this talk I tell the stories of two men: one a Middle-Eastern God-follower in 1000BC, the other a 21 year old Bible College student of modern times. Both come to a profound experience of God through their doubt. More…

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Unseen Footprints: Free Chapters (UK-US Edition)

Could we have had encounters with the divine that we haven’t yet recognised as such? Could God be written into the drama of our lives as if played by a secondary character or an extra that we haven’t paid much attention to? Take a read of the first 2 chapters of the award-winning book Unseen Footprints. More…

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Four Questions on the Nation’s Soul [Podcast]

Recorded at the Mural Hall of Australia’s Parliament House for the Christian Schools Australia National Policy Conference, this was my most enjoyable keynote presentation for 2009. In it I examine social trends like Mind-Body-Spirit festivals, life coaching, voluntourism, ‘secular confessionals’ and more to discern four spiritual questions asked by today’s Australians. More…

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This Christmas Child

Watch him. Watch him. Watch this child, who grows into a boy, who grows into a man, and is found to be so much more. Watch as he is born—with angelic visitations, amongst farmers and seekers and bright lights in the sky. Watch as he grows in favour and stature—as a youngster asking questions, giving answers, astounding teachers. Watch him in the desert—a young man in prayer, with hunger and parched lips, and a calling from heaven. More…

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The Heavenly Visitor in a Thousand Dreams

Does Jesus ever appear in our dreams? Missionary Ben Staggs describes a unique experience he had when visiting the Boshu people, in Ethiopia’s Me’en territory. “We sat down and spoke a bit,” Ben says, “explaining that we had come to tell them of ‘God’s talk’. I described who God is, what He is like, and where He lives.” But Golon Kabule hardly needed informing.
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Long-Term Love: When Desire Meets Devotion

A little while back, Fairfax newspapers’ Good Weekend magazine asked this question: ‘Could infidelity save your marriage?’ The shock headline pointed to an excerpt from a new book by a controversial marriage therapist who suggests that a third person—either real or imagined—could re-boost flagging desire in a relationship. More…

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