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      Important Announcement!   07/28/2018

      Dear BCF members,   This forum has been running now for many years, and over that time we have seen many changes. Generalised forums are nowhere near as popular as they once were, and they have been very much taken over by blogs, vlogs and social media discussions. Running a forum well takes money, and a lot of care and attention, as there is so much which goes on behind the scenes to keep things running smoothly.   With all of this in mind, and after discussion within the current moderator team, the decision has been made to close this forum in its current format. I know that this will disappoint a lot of our long term members, but I want to reassure you that it's not a decision which has been taken lightly.    The remaining moderator team have agreed that we do not want to lose everything which is special about our home, and so we are starting a brand new facebook group, so that people can stay in touch, and discussions can continue. We can use it for free and should be easier for us to run (it won't need to be updated or hosted). We know not everyone has FaceBook, but we hope that those of you who are interested will join the group. We will share the link, and send invites as soon as we are ready to go. Added: We may as well get this going, find us here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/195289821332924/   The forum will close to new registrations, but will remain open for some time, to allow people to collect up any information, reading lists etc they need to, and to ensure they have contact details for those they wish to stay in touch with.    The whole team feel sad to say goodbye, but we also feel that it's perhaps time and that it feels like the right choice. We hope we can stay in touch with all of you through our new FaceBook group.   I personally want to thank everyone who has helped me moderate the forum, both in the past and the present, and I also want to thank every single person who has visited, and shared their love of books.. I'm so proud of everything we've achieved, and the home we built.   Please visit the new section in the Lounge section to discuss this further, ask questions etc.


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  1. What would it take for a person to be willing to be whipped and beaten bloody for the sake of a friend, a family member, a village, a country, the world? What would it take for that person to take all that pain unto themselves and not give up? Jesus did this and more for our deliverance. The power of the blood teaches us all this and more. In The Power of the Blood, Mary K. Baxter explains to us in her words with help from the holy scripture just how powerful that sacrifice was. Jesus did not just die for our sins, he shed His blood so that we may live. In this book, we walk through an eye opening approach on how we should acknowledge what He bled for. The words in this book remind us afresh and anew in the voice of Mary K. Baxter, how a believer should seize the Word to heal ourselves, love ourselves and in so doing love our brothers and sisters over and over again, how we should cast away the pride and the shame we carry about with us and cast our eyes again to Jesus and feel his blood wash away all this burdens we carry about us. The Power of the Blood will give new understanding to Christianity, how in His Blood the devil will not dare approach us, how in His Blood, we will be without sin. We shall be truly called His children. Jesus shed His Blood so that we may all live. Let us recognize His sacrifice and revel in the freedom that a new rebirth will give us. Give this book {The power of the blood} and the other Mary K. Baxter books a try, your life will truly change for the better. This is a great piece of inspiration and hope. A true reading that explains the deep love and sacrifice that Jesus offered to the world so that we may be set free from our sins and humanly ways. As always, a comment is always appreciated.Read more of Mary K. She has a variety of nice books.
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  3. Ntozake Shange

    New member and extremely happy to be here. Read this book "If i can cook you know God can" by Shange and it was in deed a great book. Any one here who has read this book ? What do you think