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    Lionel Blue(Author)

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Getting the Buggers Excited about ICT offers a wide range of practical strategies and ideas for delivering ICT both discretely and across the curriculum. With tried-and-tested lesson activities and advice on pedagogy, the book contains a wealth of guidance, including ideas to make dry topics more fun and varied, and initiatives for getting girls into the subject. With a whole chapter on e Safety, including cyberbullying, this book is invaluable for all teachers and subject leaders, not just teachers of ICT. In addition, because it is centred on good practice and teaching, it's suitable for use with all ICT qualifications and any software. Technology changes quickly, so this book also offers an accompanying website where you can access regularly updated lesson ideas and information on purchasing value-for-money equipment and free software. Whether a trainee, new to the profession or experienced and in search of innovative ideas, this book is the essential guide for exciting and inspiring students - and teachers - about ICT in secondary schools and sixth forms.

'Plenty of food for thought among the chuckles as you would expect from this author' The GoodBookStall 'His [Blue's] Thoughts for the Day on Radio 4 appeal to atheist and believer alike, and are renowned for their wisdom, humanity and humour. Now Rabbi Blue has written a guide for the spiritually perplexed which retains all those qualities while being free from the constraints of the two minute broadcast.'The Baptist Times 'As a book to be dipped into, this will appeal to all his fans - and will surprise many others. Certainly, it surprised me.' --Chruch TimesThe Godseeker's Guide is an ideal holiday read. It lifts the spirits with its humour, which Blue has described as "the unofficial scripture of Jewish life". Most powerful is the author's wisdom, such as, "We need a religious home and not a religious prison" and that, "An unselfish action is an invitation for heaven to be present." This is a warm, wise and gently humorous book from Rabbi Lionel Blue. He reveals his own spiritual journey and offers insights into the nature of God, Life and suffering. --RE TodayThe Godseeker s Guide is an ideal holiday read. It lifts the spirits with its humour, which Blue has described as the unofficial scripture of Jewish life . Most powerful is the author s wisdom, such as, We need a religious home and not a religious prison and that, An unselfish action is an invitation for heaven to be present. This is a warm, wise and gently humorous book from Rabbi Lionel Blue. He reveals his own spiritual journey and offers insights into the nature of God, Life and suffering. --RE Today

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  • PDF | 200 pages
  • Lionel Blue(Author)
  • Continuum (30 Oct. 2010)
  • English
  • 2
  • Religion & Spirituality

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  • By Siamois on 13 April 2017

    I have almost finished reading the book, but will keep it, because I shall want to access the writer's humour and insight many times.

  • By Pringles on 7 January 2016

    Was looking for something a bit more nourishing. It's a bit bland

  • By Nat Whilk on 2 November 2012

    "I went into religion because I had problems," says Lionel Blue, "and I stayed with it because it worked." In this well made 186-page paperback, Rabbi Blue - a much loved contributor to Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4's Today programme - tells the story of his own religious life and shares some of the lessons that it has taught him.The headings of the eleven chapters are: The Purpose of this Book; Why Did I Become a Godseeker?; Falling in Love and its Results; Repeated Later - The Positive Consequences of Religious Experience; The Holocaust at War; The Hidden Problems of Religious Experience; Unofficial Seminaries and Teachers; Hospitalization; Scriptures of Tradition and Personal Scriptures of Life Experience; God at Work! Getting to Grips with the World; and Ageing, Dying, Death and Heaven.This is not the kind of book that seeks to treat faith argumentatively. (If you're looking for a more cerebral rabbinical approach to theology, you'd perhaps be better off with the pellucid Jonathan Sacks.) Rabbi Blue's book is confessional, emotional and practical, very much written from the heart and addressed to it. The book sometimes repeats itself, and a critic sterner than me could accuse it of occasionally needing the nip and tuck of a good editor. But it's full of laugh-out-loud humour, it is, I think, wise beyond the wisdom of apologetics and, above all, it is quite marvellously kind. For me, it has been an inspiration and a tonic. I can't imagine how anyone could read it without ending up a little happier and a little closer to heaven as a result.

  • By Brian Harris on 13 March 2011

    This book seems to pull together the best of Lionel Blue's spiritual thinking. It did wonders for an atheist like me.

  • By Bookworm on 8 January 2011

    A very easy book to read. The author held my attention throughout and I just couldn't put it down. The content is informative and entertaining and is not only for those seeking God but also for those who already know Him and are always seeking to know Him better. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys reading about other peoples life experiences both personal and spiritual.

  • By J. Staveley on 14 December 2010

    This is an eye-opener of a book. Having heard Lionel Blue on radio I hadn't realised the problems he has had in his life as a gay Jewish boy. A very heartwarming story of a life of faith against the odds and filled with God-given love and humour.

  • By Ruffi on 8 April 2013

    If you've heard him on Radio 4 (Thought for the day) or seen him on stage promoting this book then reading his latest book will 'edu-tain' you. The wonderful thing about this book is he writes as he speaks.All the great rabbinical traditions of story-telling are finely woven in to what he says and the way he says it. Humour is the thread that holds the fabric together, God's gift (who else?). But humour came to him in a bitter-sweet way, which he recounts in the early chapters. His early-life career choices went unsupported by his parents. The dawning realisation that he was gay made what is often a difficult time through early adulthood in to a time of turmoil.That turmoil made him turn this way and that. He describes this in the middle passages of the book where he covers an enormous range from the good (Quakers) to the evil (Holocaust), to personal religious self-doubt, or simply how hospital visits as a Chaplain used to make him physically sick at first.The inner-most heart of the book can be found in the latter parts. His search for himself at every stage in life (including now old-age), for companionship, and for the divine, coupled with his candidness in relating all three is most probably at the root of the attention he commands from his radio listeners, his readers, and his live audiences.I suspect his magic lies less in his powers as a story-teller and more deeply in his power of listening. As you read what he says, you may think to yourself: that's just what I think, or that's happened to me. As you do, you have the sense that he's not talking to us, he's listening to us.

  • By Jane on 23 January 2013

    Just a wonderful book, it came into my life just at the right time, and being on my kindle means that I have itwith me at all times.Lionel has allowed me to believe in Him-up-there in my way, without having to believe in all the Bible stuff that does not apply to today. It is written for everybody and the lovely thing is that as you read it you can hear Lionel's voice. it is full of humour, easy to read and very uplifting. Thank you Lionel.


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