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Book Review: Where The Road Bends by David Rawlings

Book Review: Where The Road Bends by David Rawlings

27 July 2021

A parable set in the Australian Outback... Read more

Movie Review: Envoy: Shark Cull

Movie Review: Envoy: Shark Cull

24 July 2021

A documentary educating us about the wellbeing of sharks... Read more

TV Series Review: Vindication

TV Series Review: Vindication

17 July 2021

A faith-based drama series... Read more

Book Review: I Am A Church Member by Thom S. Rainer

Book Review: I Am A Church Member by Thom S. Rainer

10 July 2021

Discovering the attitude that makes a difference to the way you support your church... Read more

Streaming Review: Raya and the Last Dragon

Streaming Review: Raya and the Last Dragon

26 June 2021

Enter the magical world of Kumandra in Disney’s animated film that has elements of the Gospel... Read more

TV Review: The Chosen

TV Review: The Chosen

19 June 2021

The first multi-season TV show retelling of the life of Christ... Read more

Disney Plus and the art of starting over

Disney Plus and the art of starting over

12 June 2021

Four movies that offer the notion of rewriting our life story... Read more

Book Review: Though I Run Through the Valley by Pamela Johnson

Book Review: Though I Run Through the Valley by Pamela Johnson

8 June 2021

A true story about the creation of the Daw Gyi Daw Nge Orphanage in Myanmar... Read more

Book Review: A Girls Guide To the Outback by Jessica Kate

Book Review: A Girls Guide To the Outback by Jessica Kate

1 June 2021

A Christian romance in outback Australia... Read more

Podcast Review: 7 Days by the Worship Arts team

Podcast Review: 7 Days by the Worship Arts team

29 May 2021

New podcast gets creative about making a kingdom impact... Read more

Movie Review: A Week Away

Movie Review: A Week Away

18 May 2021

A feel-good Christian musical for a modern audience... Read more

Book Review: I Will Avenge by P. Howard Smith

Book Review: I Will Avenge by P. Howard Smith

15 May 2021

A novel based on the 1798 Irish Rebellion and Australia's convict past... Read more

Movie Review and Giveaway: Son of the South

Movie Review and Giveaway: Son of the South

11 May 2021

The staggering story of a key member of the 1960's US civil rights movement... Read more

Book Review: Dear Mum. Edited by Samuel Johnson OAM

Book Review: Dear Mum. Edited by Samuel Johnson OAM

1 May 2021

An anthology of letters from Australia's most notable notables... Read more

Music Review: At Easter EP by Hillsong Worship

Music Review: At Easter EP by Hillsong Worship

30 March 2021

Music to lead us through Christ's death and resurrection.... Read more

Movie Review and Giveaway: The Grizzlies

Movie Review and Giveaway: The Grizzlies

6 March 2021

How a group of Inuit teens transform their community.... Read more

Book Review: Zeal Without Burnout by Christopher Ash

Book Review: Zeal Without Burnout by Christopher Ash

23 February 2021

How to be sustainable in ministry... Read more

Film review: Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always

Film review: Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always

9 January 2021

No one will be happy about the way their 'team' is represented in this film.... Read more

Was 2020 the year that was or the year that wasn't?

Was 2020 the year that was or the year that wasn't?

31 December 2020

Salvos continued to 'live, love and fight' during the pandemic to meet community needs... Read more

Dearest, Direst, Darkest, Dementia

Dearest, Direst, Darkest, Dementia

26 December 2020

Four films worth thinking seriously about these summer holidays... Read more

Film review: Fatman

Film review: Fatman

12 December 2020

More of an action movie than a Christmas family film, but with some intriguing twists... Read more

Music Review: Symphony by the International Staff Songsters

Music Review: Symphony by the International Staff Songsters

5 December 2020

A groundbreaking Salvation Army choral music masterpiece."... Read more

Book Review: Inspiration For These Times by Project 614

Book Review: Inspiration For These Times by Project 614

1 December 2020

The team at Melbourne Project 614 give us two thought-provoking magazines... Read more

Book Review: See What You Made Me Do, by Jess Hill

Book Review: See What You Made Me Do, by Jess Hill

25 November 2020

A must-read for anyone working in or passionate about the family violence sector... Read more

Seven reasons to say 'No' to Spy Racers

Seven reasons to say 'No' to Spy Racers

21 November 2020

Review: Fast & Furious Spy Racers ... Read more

Book Review: A Week in the Life of Ephesus by David A. deSilva

Book Review: A Week in the Life of Ephesus by David A. deSilva

17 November 2020

A book that makes Paul's time in Ephesus come alive to modern readers... Read more

Musical Review: 3 bags unpacked

Musical Review: 3 bags unpacked

11 November 2020

"In this film,  we see one of the best expressions of a unified Army since Australia One."... Read more

Book Review: The Stranger Artist by Quentin Sprague

Book Review: The Stranger Artist by Quentin Sprague

4 November 2020

A look at the Aboriginal art created in the Kimberley region, and how a man immersed himself in thei... Read more

Doorways program model on the table

Doorways program model on the table

27 October 2020

Salvation Army urging Doorways volunteers to have their say during review... Read more

Movie review: The Girl on the Bridge

Movie review: The Girl on the Bridge

24 October 2020

A documentary that reminds us we have a part to play in fighting the epidemic of suicide... Read more

Book Review: Women and Leadership by Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweal

Book Review: Women and Leadership by Julia Gillard and Ngozi Okonjo-Iweal

21 October 2020

A candid take on the challenges women face on the journey to leadership... Read more

Streaming review: Raised By Wolves

Streaming review: Raised By Wolves

17 October 2020

An epic battle between atheists and people of faith... Read more

Movie review: Katie

Movie review: Katie

3 October 2020

An inspiring documentary about a faith-filled champion boxer who beat the odds... Read more

Music Review: Lassus Trombones by International Staff Band

Music Review: Lassus Trombones by International Staff Band

30 September 2020

Something for everyone to enjoy... Read more

Book Review: The School of Restoration by Alice Achan

Book Review: The School of Restoration by Alice Achan

26 September 2020

An inspirational story about hope and faith following the Ugandan civil war.... Read more

Book Review: Blended by Sharon M. Draper

Book Review: Blended by Sharon M. Draper

15 September 2020

A story inviting young people to better understand racism in the life of a pre-teen.... Read more

Book review: God and the Pandemic

Book review: God and the Pandemic

12 September 2020

What should be the Christian response?... Read more

Book review: To be like Jesus by Dean Pallant

Book review: To be like Jesus by Dean Pallant

8 September 2020

Essential reading for all thoughtful Salvationists... Read more

Book Review: Man Raises Boy by Rob Sturrock

Book Review: Man Raises Boy by Rob Sturrock

6 September 2020

A guide on raising sons "forged in the fires of early fatherhood".... Read more

Book Review: Our Home, Our Heartbeat by Adam Briggs

Book Review: Our Home, Our Heartbeat by Adam Briggs

29 August 2020

A necessary inclusion on the bookshelf of every Australian child.... Read more

Book review: Head, Hands and Feet by Robert Street

Book review: Head, Hands and Feet by Robert Street

25 August 2020

This devotional looks at how Jesus viewed the human failings of his disciples.... Read more

Book Review: Virus as a Summons to Faith

Book Review: Virus as a Summons to Faith

24 August 2020

A 'scriptually and theologically rich' offering from Walter Brueggemann... Read more

Book Review: Faith for Exiles by David Kinnaman and Mark Matlock

Book Review: Faith for Exiles by David Kinnaman and Mark Matlock

18 August 2020

Equipping a new generation of 'exiles' to be confident followers of Christ... Read more

Book Review: Rust by Eliese Colette Goldbach

Book Review: Rust by Eliese Colette Goldbach

15 August 2020

A memoir about crossing divides in class, religion and politics - from the perspective of a steel mi... Read more

Music Review: Great is Thy Faithfulness

Music Review: Great is Thy Faithfulness

28 July 2020

An album that features the music of Noel Jones... Read more

Book Review: From the Archives by David J. Miller

Book Review: From the Archives by David J. Miller

16 July 2020

Stories of Salvation Army struggles and victories... Read more

Book review: My Dear General by Wesley Harris

Book review: My Dear General by Wesley Harris

10 July 2020

"Provocative, challenging and thought-provoking"... Read more

Book Review: A Bigger Picture by Malcolm Turnbull

Book Review: A Bigger Picture by Malcolm Turnbull

2 July 2020

This brick of a memoir will intrigue readers as the former PM gets personal.... Read more

Streaming Review: Unorthodox

Streaming Review: Unorthodox

29 June 2020

A Hasidic Jewish woman in the US flees to Berlin from an arranged marriage and is taken in by a grou... Read more

Book Review: Surprise the World! by Michael Frost

Book Review: Surprise the World! by Michael Frost

27 June 2020

A short but useful book, detailing what it takes to live out Christ's mission, right where you are.... Read more

Book Review: No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder

Book Review: No Visible Bruises by Rachel Louise Snyder

20 June 2020

An invitation to be brave, step up, and join the movement to stop domestic violence.... Read more

Book review: God, Stephen Hawking and the Multiverse

Book review: God, Stephen Hawking and the Multiverse

17 June 2020

Unpacking some key concepts in the intersection of faith and science... Read more

Movie Review: Beautifully Broken (M)

Movie Review: Beautifully Broken (M)

16 June 2020

The story of three families impacted by the Rwandan genocide. ... Read more

Streaming Review: Upload

Streaming Review: Upload

15 June 2020

A movie about 'heaven' being an app on earth... Read more

Book review: Fragments of Change

Book review: Fragments of Change

9 June 2020

A personal memory of Salvation Army service in Berlin when the wall came down... Read more

Book Review: Lifelike by Jay Kristoff

Book Review: Lifelike by Jay Kristoff

8 June 2020

A dystopian young adult novel about what it means to be human.... Read more

Book Review: Jacinda Ardern - A New Kind Of Leader, by Madeline Chapman

Book Review: Jacinda Ardern - A New Kind Of Leader, by Madeline Chapman

6 June 2020

A new biography that encourages us to see the human side of politics.... Read more

Thirteen Astonishing Years by John Larsson

Thirteen Astonishing Years by John Larsson

27 May 2020

Adaptation key to the DNA of The Salvation Army... Read more

Book review: Attending to the National Soul by Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder

Book review: Attending to the National Soul by Stuart Piggin and Robert D. Linder

25 May 2020

How the Christian faith interacted with the Australian community over 100 years... Read more

Book Review: To Hell with the Hustle by Jefferson Bethke

Book Review: To Hell with the Hustle by Jefferson Bethke

18 May 2020

A timely book about slowing down to become more Christ-like.... Read more

Podcast Review: Youthscape

Podcast Review: Youthscape

16 May 2020

A weekly podcast that will help people in youth ministry better engage with teens and young adults.... Read more

Book Review: Against All Odds - by Craig Challen & Richard Harris

Book Review: Against All Odds - by Craig Challen & Richard Harris

9 May 2020

A memoir of the Thai cave rescue of a boys soccer team in 2018.... Read more

Book Review: Son of the father by Andrew Stone

Book Review: Son of the father by Andrew Stone

5 May 2020

The character of Barabbas will intrigue, disgust and resonate with you.... Read more

Book Review: Even in Our Darkness - by Jack Deere

Book Review: Even in Our Darkness - by Jack Deere

4 May 2020

Theologian Jack Deere’s memoir takes courage to read but has uplifting rewards.... Read more

Book Review: Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With? by Sam Allberry

Book Review: Why Does God Care Who I Sleep With? by Sam Allberry

22 April 2020

A book discussing the beauty and purpose of sex in a secular age.... Read more

Music Review: A Gowans Legacy Vol. 2, by ISS

Music Review: A Gowans Legacy Vol. 2, by ISS

20 April 2020

Most of the songs in this album are as well known and loved as your favourite slippers!... Read more

Book Review: Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas

Book Review: Damascus by Christos Tsiolkas

13 April 2020

Damascus shocks and confuses, but also comforts readers.... Read more

Book review: Reframation by Alan Hirsch and Mark Nelson

Book review: Reframation by Alan Hirsch and Mark Nelson

7 April 2020

Could 'Reframation' change your life?... Read more

DVD Review: The new testament in its world by NT Wright and Michael Bird

DVD Review: The new testament in its world by NT Wright and Michael Bird

6 April 2020

13 hours of DVD content to introduce you to the realities of the Gospels and the Early Church.... Read more

Book Review: The Easter Story by Xuan Le

Book Review: The Easter Story by Xuan Le

3 April 2020

A colourful retelling of the Easter story for children. ... Read more

Book Review: The Wonder of Easter by Ed Drew

Book Review: The Wonder of Easter by Ed Drew

31 March 2020

A cross-generational Easter devotional. ... Read more

Book Review: The Wondering Years by Knox McCoy

Book Review: The Wondering Years by Knox McCoy

28 March 2020

How pop culture helped a millennial deconstruct his childhood faith.... Read more

Music Review: Proclamation from the New York Staff Band

Music Review: Proclamation from the New York Staff Band

27 March 2020

The New York Staff Band has released a new album which will appeal to brass band enthusiasts.... Read more

Book Review: Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

Book Review: Leadershift by John C. Maxwell

21 March 2020

The latest release from John C. Maxwell encourages leaders to shift their worldview.... Read more

Review: Contentment by Keith Banks

Review: Contentment by Keith Banks

17 March 2020

Poetry orated in a new audio download by retired Salvation Army Commissioner Keith Banks.... Read more

Book Review: Fighting for Hakeem by Craig Foster

Book Review: Fighting for Hakeem by Craig Foster

14 March 2020

The story of Hakeem al-Araibi's imprisonment and release following the #SaveHakeem campaign.... Read more

Movie Review: I Still Believe

Movie Review: I Still Believe

12 March 2020

I Still Believe is a raw and honest take on some of life’s biggest questions.... Read more

Book Review: She Speaks - The Power of Women's Voices by Yvette Cooper

Book Review: She Speaks - The Power of Women's Voices by Yvette Cooper

7 March 2020

A book celebrating great speeches delivered by influential women.... Read more

Movie Review: Patterns of Evidence -The Moses Controversy

Movie Review: Patterns of Evidence -The Moses Controversy

7 March 2020

A documentary that researches if Moses really wrote the first five books of the Bible.... Read more

Book review: Better Together by Danielle Strickland

Book review: Better Together by Danielle Strickland

3 March 2020

Gender equity hinges on more than a changed mindset - it depends on changed practice.... Read more

Book Review: The Whimsy Primsy Collection by Jenn Gibbs

Book Review: The Whimsy Primsy Collection by Jenn Gibbs

29 February 2020

Children's books that teach kids and adults valuable life lessons.... Read more

Book Review: Arab, Australian, Other by Randa Abdel-Fattah and Sara Saleh

Book Review: Arab, Australian, Other by Randa Abdel-Fattah and Sara Saleh

26 February 2020

An anthology depicting the incredible stories of Australians who immigrated to the country during th... Read more

Movie Giveaway: I Still Believe

Movie Giveaway: I Still Believe

25 February 2020

Win a double pass to I Still Believe, in cinemas from 12 March.... Read more

Book review: Homeward Bound by Graeme Goldsworthy

Book review: Homeward Bound by Graeme Goldsworthy

21 February 2020

Mal Davies assumed this book would be a gentle read reminding us of the nature of 'Sabbath'. He was ... Read more

Music Review: Now is the Time by Sunderland Millfield Songsters

Music Review: Now is the Time by Sunderland Millfield Songsters

18 February 2020

'Now is the Time' is as vibrant and energetic as it is haunting and complex.... Read more

Book Review: Coral by Sara Ella

Book Review: Coral by Sara Ella

15 February 2020

This new release in Christian young adult fiction takes on a classic fairytale with a twist.... Read more

Music review: 'Rise' by Melbourne Staff Band

Music review: 'Rise' by Melbourne Staff Band

15 February 2020

Others reviewer Merv Holland says there's a lot to like about the Melbourne Staff Band's new album.... Read more

Music Review: Glory part 1 by Planetshakers

Music Review: Glory part 1 by Planetshakers

13 February 2020

Planetshakers Church release new music in the wake of their upcoming conference.... Read more

TV Streaming: Messiah

TV Streaming: Messiah

12 February 2020

Others Culture Writer Mark Hadley says 'Messiah' has done a masterful job of translating the past to... Read more

Book Review: Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

Book Review: Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe

10 February 2020

One of the most enlightening books in recent years on Aboriginal Australia and the birth of agricult... Read more

Music Review: Awe and Wonder by The Belonging Co

Music Review: Awe and Wonder by The Belonging Co

8 February 2020

The second album from the Nashville church led by Aussie Pastors Henry and Alex Seeley.... Read more

Film review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Film review: A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

6 February 2020

The true story of the remarkable relationship that developed between US TV legend Fred Rogers and th... Read more

Book Review: Forgiven by Alison Smallwood

Book Review: Forgiven by Alison Smallwood

20 January 2020

A children's book that explains the Apostles' Creed.... Read more

Book Review: Deep Time Dreaming - Uncovering Ancient Australia by Dr Billy Griffiths

Book Review: Deep Time Dreaming - Uncovering Ancient Australia by Dr Billy Griffiths

11 January 2020

This book shows how we can work together to bring healing in this land.... Read more

Five autobiographies you need to read this summer

Five autobiographies you need to read this summer

30 December 2019

Salvos review five of the most inspiring memoirs out this season. ... Read more

Music Review: House on a Hill by Amanda Cook

Music Review: House on a Hill by Amanda Cook

13 December 2019

Giving space to silence produces a moving worship album... Read more

Music review: Greater Things by Mack Brock

Music review: Greater Things by Mack Brock

28 September 2019

Elevation Church worship leader releases solo recording.... Read more

Book review: The Field Guide to the Bible by The Bible Society

Book review: The Field Guide to the Bible by The Bible Society

24 September 2019

An easy and welcome 'refresher' for those of us who’ve been around the Bible for a while.... Read more

Movie review: Tolkien

Movie review: Tolkien

20 July 2019

A friendship that embraces difference, conquers class and provides the model for his epic novels.... Read more

Book review: Under Two Flags

Book review: Under Two Flags

10 July 2019

An intelligent and insightful history of The Salvation Army at war.... Read more

60 Second Verdict: Black Panther

60 Second Verdict: Black Panther

24 February 2018

Mark Hadley says Black Panther is a fantastic thinking addition to the Marvel universe. ... Read more

Upstream: Altered Carbon

Upstream: Altered Carbon

23 February 2018

What's on your streaming list this week? Ben McEachen reviews Sci-Fi drama Altered Carbon.... Read more

Sing

Sing

26 December 2016

Sing picks up on the rash of reality talent shows that have crowded television channels and translat... Read more