Biography

20
Jan

Conversations with Myself – Nelson Mandela and Ruth Hobday

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‘Conversations with Myself draws on Mandela’s personal archive of never-before-seen materials to offer unique access to the inner world of an incomparable world leader.’ Title: Conversations with Myself Author: Nelson Mandela, Ruth Hobday (Foreword by Barack Obama) Date: 2010 Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Availability: Available to borrow off the shelf from the NSLF library

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14
Jan

Abraham Lincoln – Elton Trueblood

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This Reading features excerpts from Abraham Lincoln: Theologian of American Anguish by Elton Trueblood, along with The Gettysburg Address and Second Inaugural Address and a Foreword by Trinity Forum Senior Fellow Alonzo L. McDonald. Many books have been written on Lincoln, but few cover his spiritual journey. Elton Trueblood’s excerpts document how Lincoln’s faith deepened […]

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11
Jan

Birth of the Chaordic Age

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Birth of the Chaordic Age is a novel written by Dee Hook who is convinced we can and must create the kinds of organisation that a liveable world demands. Dee Hook skilfully weaves together the story of VISA with his own remarkable life story and presents practical concepts and ideas that constructively challenge our beliefs […]

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11
Jan

Buffett

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Buffett is the enthralling story of the life and investment philosophy of America’s most successful stock picker. Wall Street Journal reporter Roger Lowenstein pierces the veil if secrecy of this immensely private man, and explores his human qualities, patience, loyalty, integrity, conviction–and shows that they were always as important as his nimble mind. Title: Buffett […]

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06
Jan

Banker to the Poor- Muhammad Yunus

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Banker to the poor is Yunus’s own enthralling story: of how Bangladesh’s terrible 1974 famine underlined the need to enable its victims to grow more food; of overcoming scepticism in many governments and in traditional economic thinking; and of how micro-credit was extended into credit unions in the West. Title: Banker to the Poor Author: […]

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04
Jan

William Wilberforce – John Pollock

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A remarkable account of the life and achievement of an influential reformer, William Wilberforce. A man of faith who made an indelible difference, Wilberforce was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in the British Empire. Title: William Wilberforce Subtitle: A Man Who Changed His Time Author: John Pollock Format: Book Year Published: 1996 Publisher:Trinity Forum […]

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03
Jan

Heroes of The Cross

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A short biography that offers readers a profound look into the life of the twentieth-century Christian apologist, scholar, philosopher and writer, C.S. Lewis. Title: C.S. Lewis Author: Catherine Swift Format: Book Year Published: 1989 Publisher, City: Marshall Pickering, London Access: Borrowable from the Library of the National Student Leadership Forum

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03
Jan

The Heavenly Man

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The heavenly man is the intensely dramatic story of how God took a young, half-starved boy from a poor village in Henan Province and used him mightily to preach the gospel despite horrific opposition. Title: The heavenly man Subtitle: The remarkable true story of Chinese Christian Brother Yun Author: Paul Hattaway Format: Book Year Published: […]

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20
Nov

In Someone Else’s Shoes by Joseph Assaf

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Joseph Assaf has been a long time supporter of the National Student Leadership Forum. As a speaker and small group facilitator with his wife Angela, Joseph has a wonderful way of relating to young people from diverse backgrounds, encouraging them to share their stories and lives and learn from one another as they do so. […]

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19
Nov

My Rebel Mom – A Biography of Cecilia Flores-Oebanda

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We were grateful to have Cecilia Flores-Oebanda, an esteemed freedom fighter and modern day slavery abolitionist, as a keynote speaker at the 2015 National Student Leadership Forum in Canberra. She shared her quite remarkable and unbelievable story with the group, and although hearing her in person enables you to feel the power, love and hope […]

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