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Paul Alkazraji

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Paul Alkazraji (first name Muthena) worked as a freelance journalist in the UK from the mid-nineties. His articles were published in Christianity Magazine, The Christian Herald, The Church Times, The Baptist Times and other publications. His travel articles were also published in The Independent. His first book Love Changes Everything, a collection of seven testimonies, was published by Scripture Union in 2001. His second book Heart of a Hooligan, a biography of ex-football hooligan Dave Jeal, was published by Highland Books in 2000. His third book Christ and the Kalashnikov, a biography of missionaries Ian and Caralee Loring, was published by Zondervan in 2001 (all on goodreads).

From 2004 to 2010 he was editor and publisher of Ujëvarë mag


Some good news to share… I’m very happy to say that I just signed with a UK publisher for the novel I’ve been working on for a couple of years now – and finished, well, more or less. All being well, that should be out early next year. Hurray! (The photo is of me doing research for the story in Athens two years ago – well, pretending to read a Greek newspaper actually :) )

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Published on August 04, 2018 13:59 • 19 views • Tags: 2012, albania, anti-austerity-riots, athens, economic-crisis, greece, migration
Average rating: 3.72 · 65 ratings · 31 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Silencer

3.68 avg rating — 38 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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Love Changes Everything: Se...

4.18 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2001
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Heart of a Hooligan

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Christ and the Kalashnikov

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A reasonably interesting collection of anecdotes. Those include, how Tony Curtis received a flat in Belgravia as part payment for his role in The Persuaders (nice work if you can get it), how Jack Watson took himself a little too seriously during the ...more
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‘The Harbinger’ is a book strong on message, conveyed entirely through the dialogue of its three principal characters. Drawing on God’s dealings with Israel in the Old Testament, it well recalls how the rejection of God’s ways led, after a series of ...more
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“He sat down with a dour face. “Ah, Shqipëria!” he said dropping his head. “Albania will never become Albania with Albanians in it!” He glanced at Jude. “Don’t ask.”
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“We can’t all be Byronic adventurers like you Jude. Have you been wrestling with any brigands in the mountains there?”
“No, but you’ve got to watch the drivers! Funny you should mention the poetic lord. He used to take his holidays down here, you know?”
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“There, peeping among the cloud-wrack above a dark tor high up in the mountains, Sam saw a white star twinkle for a while. The beauty of it smote his heart, as he looked up out of the forsaken land, and hope returned to him. For like a shaft, clear and cold, the thought pierced him that in the end the Shadow was only a small and passing thing: there was light and high beauty for ever beyond its reach.”
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“We know that God is everywhere; but certainly we feel His presence most when His works are on the grandest scale spread before us; and it is in the unclouded night-sky, where His worlds wheel their silent course, that we read clearest His infinitude, His omnipotence, His omnipresence.”
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