Gift Books

Usually for illustrated hardback books for reference or pure pleasure,

TouchPoints For Women

- Words of Wisdom for Every Need

by various contributors


Using passages from the New Living Translation of the Bible this is the gift edition of a book previously published as a regular edition. Immediately you pick it up it feels good, which is always an invitation to look further.
If you look on the Contents page you will find what seems to be every subject under the sun that could be of interest to women, listed in alphabetical order and starting with Abandonment, Abilities, Abortion through Home, Hope, Hospitality and finishing with Worry, Worship, Worth, I make it 134 in all.
Each subject has several appropriate bible quotations with relevant comment to guide you on your way. A ribbon marker helps you to keep track of where you are and I have already spent hours reading through, and shall go back to it again and again I’m sure.
The card wrap-around is of course removable, leaving a plain red cover with the floral design in the top corner.

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Review by Mary Bartholomew  (03/11/11)
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Imitation Leather
Price: £8.99
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Published: May 2010
ISBN: 978-1-414-32020-5

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Faces of Christ



by Jane Williams


Another gift book for the literati from Jane Williams. The perfect gift for those who love looking at works of the great masters with some intelligent discussion of the subject matter as well. Nothing too deep but by the same token nothing too vague either. This time dealing with the Faces of Christ though to be fair it's not necessarily dealing with the face of Christ but rather the representations of Christ from childhood to resurrection, the different images portrayed and the 'face' that presents to the world.
Quality is again very good as one would expect from a Lion gift book. It has a dust jacket, shiny paper, good reproduction and colours on the images, of which there is a good selection, and a decent print and styling which do make this a very nice gift/coffee table book.

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Review by Melanie Carroll  (08/10/11)
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Hardback
Price: £9.99
Publisher: Lion
Published: 20 May 2011
ISBN: 978-0-745-95522-3

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A Christmas Anthology



Edited by Simon Danes


The description on the cover shows that this title contains short stories, poetry and seasonal customs and facts, and together they make for an entertaining read, highly suitable for a gift that can be dipped into at random.
I had never thought ‘Whatever Became of Tiny Tim?’ and the John Mortimer story was somewhat of a shock! Neither that nor the Dickens and Trollope stories were familiar to me although the authors are favourites of mine.
Many of the poems gave a warm feeling of familiarity, but not all, and the ‘customs and facts’ contained some real eye-openers. I enjoyed it and the fact that £1 from each copy sold goes to Traidcraft should be an extra incentive to buy it for yourself and for gifts.

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Review by Mary Bartholomew  (24/08/11)
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Paperback
Price: £9.95
Publisher: St Mark's Press
Published: Summer 2011
ISBN: 978-1-907-06212-4

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Celebrating 50 years of Songs of Praise



by Trevor Barnes


An excellent ‘biography’ of the programme so familiar to many of us. From its very beginning to the present day the changes in format and presentation are explained. Some changes are the result of new technology, others driven by the need to appeal to a wide variety of tastes. In order to keep the viewing figures high, to satisfy those who would like to see it moved to a less popular time, constant attention is given to viewing figures, not something that the individual viewer takes into consideration with their likes and dislikes! So much goes on behind the scenes that the majority of us are unaware of.
Through the years different presenters have become well loved ‘family friends’ and their stories are told with affection. Each has had their own style of talking to those who have shared incidents from their lives, many sad, all inspiring.
The photographs throughout help tell the story, and I learnt so much of interest, that I can heartily recommend this as an enjoyable book for anyone who watches Songs of Praise.

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Review by Mary Bartholomew  (24/08/11)
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Hardback
Price: £12.99
Publisher: Lion
Published: 19 August 2011
ISBN: 978-0-745-95384-7

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Wise Sayings from the Psalms



by Kate Kirkpatrick


This is an attractively illustrated collection of wisdom truths from the Psalms, clustered around alliterated chapter titles. The illustrations and styling are very much designed to underpin the swathes of scriptural excerpts. There is little other written input apart from the verses quoted from the Psalms in this compilation work.
An attractive, compact coffee table style book.

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Review by Johnny Douglas  (27/04/11)
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Hardback
Price: £4.99
Publisher: Lion
Published: 18 March 2011
ISBN: 978-0-745-95534-6

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Amish Proverbs

- Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life

by Suzanne Woods Fisher


These sayings, proverbs, call them what you will, are collected into groups with an introduction by Suzanne Woods Fisher at the start of each section. In her acknowledgments at the start of the book, she explains that she has taken many from two previously published collections by Dr. Edwin Miller Fogel and C. Richard Beam, others are those she grew up hearing from her Grandfather and those around her. The Introduction tells more about the Amish and how these words are used among them.
These sayings are wise words indeed. Many have you nodding in agreement, others make you smile, all make you want to share them with others and to read over again and again. The photographs on each facing page are excellent and well chosen, but it is the introductions at the start of each section that makes this book special.
I can’t start quoting, I would never stop!

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Review by Mary Bartholomew  (24/12/10)
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Hardback
Price: £8.99
Publisher: Revell imprint of Baker Pub from Lion
Published: 01 September 2010
ISBN: 978-0-800-71953-1

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