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Questions God asked women

Questions God asked women

I have been spending some time recently looking at some of the questions, recorded in the Holy Book, that women were asked by God. We so often think of God…

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Finding Hagar: God’s Pursuit of a Runaway.

Finding Hagar: God’s Pursuit of a Runaway.

Title of Book: Finding Hagar: God’s Pursuit of a Runaway. Author: Michael F. Kuhn. Published: Langham Global Library, 2019 Reviewer: Carol M Walker Finding Hagar is a beautiful and a wonderful little book.…

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Meeting God together whilst sitting with the bereaved

Meeting God together whilst sitting with the bereaved

Last week, on hearing the sad news, I rush to the house of a dear North African friend, suddenly and very unexpectedly made a widow at the tender age of…

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Missing the mark

Missing the mark

Sin is the usual starting point for the message of the good news of God’s love for us all. We quickly go back to the first time humankind broke relationship…

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Role of the ‘Pir’ in Popular Islam

Role of the ‘Pir’ in Popular Islam

(This post comes from the writings of Vivienne Stacey. Vivienne was a pioneer thinker, researcher and writer who spent many years working in Pakistan and was a mentor to many…

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Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology

Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology

Title of Book: Divine Words, Female Voices: Muslima Explorations in Comparative Feminist Theology Author: Jerusha Tanner Lamptey Published: Oxford University Press, 2018 Reviewer: C. Hine Divine Words, Female Voices is…

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When Women Speak, a poem for two voices

When Women Speak, a poem for two voices

When women speak ....                           When women speak ... Who's listening? Who hears? What do you hear? Do…

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The Dreaded Question … and how it has become the Most Exciting.

The Dreaded Question … and how it has become the Most Exciting.

Her eyes go down to the ground, she speaks even more softly. I know its coming. The most common question I am ever asked.  “Can I ask you something personal?…

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Getting God’s Ear

Getting God’s Ear

Title: Getting God's Ear : Women, Islam, and Healing in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Author: Eleanor Abdella Doumato Publisher: Columbia University Press, New York, 2000. Reviewed: Jo Bloggs Whilst…

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The Hidden Half

The Hidden Half

The Hidden Half By Stuart Robinson CHI-Books 2017 Reviewed by Moyra Dale Stuart Robinson states that he spent fourteen years in South Asia and since then has continued to travel…

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