Books for Alpha - week 1 
I was talking to people at the Alpha course recently about a few books relating to the authenticity and reliability of the Bible.

F.F.Bruce's "The New Testament Documents: Are they Reliable?" is an old book but well worth reading - find it online here

Frank Morrison was a lawyer who set out to examine the evidence for the resurrection and apply his lawyer's mind to it with the aim of proving that it could not have happened. He ended up being convinced that biblical account of the resurrection was true. His his story is here.

If you want to read the Bible online you can find it at www.biblegateway.com. There is also an app for iPhone and Android but you will need a data connection. You can also get Bible apps which download the text to your phone so you can read offline - one such is Olive Tree. Some older versions are available free (try the English Standard Version or the American Standard Version) or you can buy the New International Version and others.

Many, if not all, of the talks from the course are available to view on YouTube. If you have missed any talks you might like to catch up by watching them. Go to www.youtube.com and search for something like 'Alpha talk week 2'. The week numbering is not consistent so try some other week numbers if you can't find what you want.

For a website dealing with many of the questions and issues we will encounter at Alpha take a look at bethinking.org

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Finding Us 
From 28th June 2013 we shall be at

Duke House,
Newbury Road,
Kingsclere,
Hampshire
RG20 4SY

Telephone: 01635 898447


Do use your SatNav. It will get you to a point within a mile of the house. DO NOT rely on the SatNav alone. Read these instructions as well.

From M4 Junction 13 or from Newbury follow signs for Basingstoke on the A339. Go through Headley, passing Cheam School on your right. After about a mile you will see a lay-by on your left, followed by by the Orchard Business Park on your right. Take the track to the right immediately after the Business Park signposted to the Cottismore Garden Centre. Take care on the track as it is poorly surfaced and you will find Duke House on the right after about 400 yards. See Below for parking details.

From M3 junction 6 or Basingstoke follow signs for Newbury on the A339. You will skirt Kingsclere on the by-pass. At the roundabout continue to follow signs for Newbury. Pass the Star Inn on your left and after about 400 yards look for a sign to the Cottismore Garden Centre and take the turning to the track on your left. Take care on the track as it is poorly surfaced. You will find Duke House on the right after about 400 yards.

Parking: To avoid annoying our neighbours please park on our drive if at all possible. We can sort out double parking easily. If the drive is full, park opposite our drive either by the field or blocking the garage. Leave room for traffic to enter the garden centre through the barrier even if it is closed. If all else fails park by our wall or in the lane so as not to obstruct passing places or other traffic.

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Ruth Emily Zealey 
Ruth died peacefully on Monday 7th October. She had been recovering in hospital following a broken hip, but she contracted a chest infection and died about 7.00pm.

The funeral will be held at the Surrey and Sussex Crematorium, Balcombe Road, Crawley, Sussex RH10 3NQ at 12.45 on Friday 16th October. You would be most welcome to attend; perhaps you could let us know if you plan to. Click herefor a map.





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It's nearly Christmas 
The much anticipated Christmas Letter is now available. Paper copies should be on their way to you shortly, but if you are missing yours, or if you can't wait, email me and I'll send you an electronic copy.

Charles

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Funeral Arrangements for Derek Zealey 
Derek Zealey, died peacefully on Wednesday morning, 8th October. As you may know, he has been in a nursing home in Horley for a couple of months following a spell in hospital. For the past few weeks he has been very well looked after and content.

Ruth is naturally upset, but has taken the news well.

The funeral will be held at the Surrey and Sussex Crematorium, Balcombe Road, Crawley, Sussex RH10 3NQ at 12.00 on Wednesday 15th October. You would be most welcome to attend; perhaps you could let us know if you plan to. Click herefor a map.

Donations for the Alzheimer’s Society should be sent to Martins Funeral Directors, 38, Broadfield Barton, Broadfield, Crawley RH11 9BA to arrive before the end of October 2008.

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