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The book I have given away the most and why: Bob Randle

“I recall a two-page chapter, titled ‘Labels’. The author tells the story of a long bus trip to New Delhi. The tourists’ tinned food was stored in the luggage compartment beneath the bus. So when the bus went through rivers, the tins became wet and their labels fell off, with the tourists never knowing what they were going to eat until the tins were opened,” says Bob Randle from Holy Hermits Online and Cursillo

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The book I have given away the most and why: Peter Branjerdporn

“The book made me realise how disconnected I am to the land, sea and sky and how much I need to work on being grounded in Creation, which is really the same thing as Country. I now see God’s hand more in Creation and consequently my faith is more embodied rather than primarily abstract. As a city-dweller, this book’s explanation of the Dreaming and its liturgical resources enable me to embody my spirituality in Creation,” says the Justice Unit’s Peter Branjerdporn

"The Joshua series has taught me that sometimes you need to break the rules, or the law, to do the right thing. I like how it is based on scripture. According to the Pharisees, who were strict about the law, you couldn’t eat with sinners – but Jesus did. Jesus also told us not to judge" (Margaret Thurgood, February 2022)
Faith book reflections

The book I have given away the most and why: Margaret Thurgood

“This book is a parable about how people would react to Jesus today and how the Church, in an institutional sense, could react to him,” says centenarian parishioner Margaret Thurgood

Faith book reflections

The book I have given away the most and why: Sandra Beck

“In 1975, I picked up a book while visiting a close Catholic friend. I asked her if I could borrow it, as it immediately spoke loudly to me. Months later, I said to her, ‘I’m sorry, you are not going to get that book back. I sent it to my mother (in England).’ My friend laughed, replying, ‘I’ve never been able to keep a copy of that book.’ I found that I, too, have been unable to keep a copy of it,” says Sandra Beck from St John’s Cathedral