This journal is based on the S.O.A.P. principal of reading Scripture. You will be taken on a 120 day journey to grow your faith, deepen your relationship with Jesus, and come to a greater... More > understanding of who God is and where He is in all your circumstances.< Less
Embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of the Qoheleth, as we weave through his reflections on life.
Through a kaleidoscope of different genres; poetry, prose, exhortation, inquiry and... More > reflection we will delve into the mind of the Qoheleth and seek to unravel the meaning of life, discovering its relevance for our time and our lives.
This journey will unavoidably prove thought provoking and challenging in bringing us face-to-face with questions we might prefer not to confront. However, as we dare to reflect on the questions that emerge, we will find ourselves drawn closer to the Divine, the source of all life.
At the conclusion of each passage, the reader is invited to note down his or her own reflections on the challenges of life presented by the Qoheleth in the form of a devotional at the rear of this book.
Astrid Staley, DMin (Cand) MST, MA Ministry & BA Ministry HBC.
Lectured in Old & New Testament & Theology< Less
The Gospel of John is the signature book of the Bible that exclaims the unmistakable Divinity of the person of Jesus Christ. Christianity has, from its very inception, proclaimed that this Jesus was... More > more than just a man; He was God incarnate – fully God, fully man, as He walked the earth. The claims in the book of John, overtly and covertly presuppose this truth.
This 473 page commentary can be read by any person desirous of understanding the Gospel’s content more clearly, in need of more proof for the divinity of Christ, or would like to make deeper connections within the Gospel, to the Old Testament; particularly from a Jewish perspective.Practical life lessons, are also given where possible; this is a publication which will meet the need of the keen Bible student, the pastor, the preacher, the casual reader, and someone who has never picked up a Bible.
May your life be enriched, as you come face-to-face with the Great ‘I AM.’
Ps. Astrid Staley
Lecturer in Theology, Old & New Testament< Less
Ps. Astrid Staley shares her journey of navigating life following the aftermath of her precious daughter Jade Kimberley Quilligan’s suicide.
Jade a young mother rocked the small QLD community... More > of Gracemere on July 6th 2010, when she took her life and the life of her eight month old son after suffering eight months of postnatal depression.
This is a story of the power of God’s grace during the days and months following this tragedy, in a hope that her story will help other survivors of suicide find peace and know that there is life after suicide.
Ps. Astrid also traces the historical understanding of suicide to our present day and how that has impacted the way we handle discussions surrounding this subject, or more often than not why we avoid them, and offers a theological response as to the eternal destination of suicides.
Born Survivor Facilitator, Youth Mental Health First Aid, DMin (Cand) MST, Ordained Pastor, BA & MA in Ministry HBC, & Cert.IV TAA. Published author and speaker.< Less