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REVIEW: Critical Friend – the Work of Governors in Church Schools

John Cox, Kevin Mayhew 2013,133pp, pbk, £12.99, ISBN 978-1-84867-589-6. It might sound hackneyed to label a book a ‘godsend’ but, as a newly appointed foundation governor, this release certainly proved more than...
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REVIEW: Family Time

Andrew Brannigan, Church of Ireland Publishing, 70pp, pbk, free, ISBN 978- 1-904884-41-5. www.cip.ireland.anglican.org This book is a free resource available online at www.familyfaith.co.uk or from selected booksellers....
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REVIEW: Not About Being Good: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Ethics

Subhadramati, Windhorse 2013, 156pp, pbk, £10.99, ISBN 978-1-909314-01-6 www.windhorsepublications.com Subhadramati’s book is a practical and reflective, rather than academic, guide to ethics that will enable teachers...
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REVIEW: Father Paul’s War

Mark Chand, Alliance Publishing 2013, 323pp, pbk, £8.99, ISBN 978-0-9569992-5-2. www.alliancepublishingpress.com This is a beautifully written and moving novel based on a true story of the life of Catholic Monks in post...
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REVIEW: Authentic Youth Bible

Nick Page, Claire Page, Liza Hoeskma, Bible League International 2013, 1401pp, £14.99, ISBN 978-1-86024-818-4. https://store.bibleleague.org If you have been waiting for a more relevant, accessible Bible, this could be...
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REVIEW: Gandhi: My Life is My Message

Jason Quinn, illus. Sachin Nagar, Campfire 2013, 210pp, pbk, £8.99, ISBN 978-93-80741-03-1. www.campfire.co.in This is a beautifully produced graphic ‘novel’ (in fact autobiography) told in Gandhi’s own words, as...
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REVIEW: When the War was Over: European Refugees after 1945

University of Nottingham, 2012, 43pp plus DVD and photocards, free from Nick Baron [email protected] or Peter Gatrell [email protected] This pack provides teachers with all the resources they...
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REVIEW: Essential RE: Being Human

Series ed. Stephen Pett, RE Today Services 2014, 32pp, pbk, £9.90, ISBN 978-1-905893-86-7. Another fantastic offering from the Essential RE series, designed for use with students aged 11–16, this easy-to- use and...
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REVIEW: Essential RE: God

ed. Stephen Pett, RE Today Services 2013, 33pp, pbk, £9.90, ISBN 978-1905893775. The need to explore the concept of God is a fundamental basis for any successful RE and here is a resource containing everything the busy...
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REVIEW: 365 Days with the Prophet Muhammad

Nurdan Damla, illus. Osman Turhan, Goodword Books 2014, 360pp, hbk, $14 (£8.37), ISBN 978-81-7898-833-7. www.goodwordbooks.com

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REWIEW: Postcard Sets by Leonie Marklew-Barrett

Postcard packs from www.christians-art- cards.co.uk, £4–£5 per set. Gallery at www.leonie-marklew.net These seven sets of postcards illustrate key scenes, symbols and ideas from the Christian scriptures and...
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Storybag: Stories of The Lost Articles of Faith, grey/green cloth storybag with 23 wooden pieces, comprising figures, animals and contextual props, with 10pp booklet, £54.00, catalogue code: 4-GPLOST.
Storybag:...

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REVIEW: The Christmas Book

Rita Storey, Franklin Watts 2012, 45pp, hbk, £12.99. ISBN 978-1-4451-1056-1.

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REVIEW: Christmas is Special

Anita Ganeri and Jennie Poh, Wayland 2013, 33pp, hbk, £10.99,
ISBN 978-0-7502-7704-4.

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On Attainment in Religious Education: keep the main thing the main thing

IntroductionHow do we measure pupil progress and attainment in RE? Have we got it right, could we do it better? This article argues that our current models of attainment are too complex, and calls for a radically simple...
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Teachers’ professional development in RE

Sarah Smalley works for the RE Council of England and Wales. Here is her overview of RE’s needs and opportunities for continuing professional development (CPD). www.theredirectory.org.uk/pdportal

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What’s the problem?

We asked people from different religions and from atheism to explain how they see the human condition. Are we flawed, fallen and in bits, or angelic, perfectible and glorious? Maybe both? On the next six pages you will...
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Children’s visions of spirituality

The classroom was bathed in sunlight, the children’s energy waning as the afternoon crept on. Without speaking, I held up a picture to introduce our RE lesson. An air of intrigue and excitement appeared as if from...
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Education in Practice: A Teacher’s Guide for the Secondary Classroom’

What is Critical RE? Critical RE (CRE) enables students to tussle with questions regarding the truth about ultimate reality and its impact on how we should live our lives. It is based in the philosophy of Critical...
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Vision: what does it mean to you?

This issue of REtoday focuses on the idea of vision, and so we asked six thinkers from different religions and worldviews to tell us something about their vision of life as it is influenced by their beliefs or faith. A...