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The unfinished work: when good is the enemy of great

The unfinished work: when good is the enemy of great

The passing of my favourite fiction writer, Spanish novelist Carlos Ruiz Zafon in June of this year at the age of fifty-five, evoked two distinct emotions within me: gratitude and guilt. The source of my gratitude is easy to identify and simple to explain. The...

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Prayer: the most important conversation

Prayer: the most important conversation

Tree63 lead singer John Ellis once remarked to me, “You know Xavier, you can tell a lot about a person by the books they read.” At the time he was holding my hard copy of Rob Bell’s Drops Like Stars. I think there is some truth in his observation. A disclosure about...

Listening: the story before you

Listening: the story before you

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Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.

John – follower of Jesus

Earth’s crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God, But only he who sees takes off his shoes; The rest sit round and pluck blackberries.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Those who tell the stories rule society.