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Natalie Vellacott

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Natalie served as a police officer and detective in the UK before resigning to become a Christian missionary! Planet Police contains humorous and revealing stories from the front line.

Natalie served on the Logos Hope Christian mission ship and published her adventures in The Logos Life. Whilst on the ship she met a group of boys abusing solvents in the Philippines, They're Rugby Boys, Don't You Know? tells this story. Later she returned independently to the Philippines. Her fourth book is A Missionary in Manila.

Natalie has authored an interactive series of Christian children's books teaching Christian values, beginning with Reuben's Choice.

Natalie's latest book, And After That The Judgement, is evangelistic fiction, n
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Natalie Vellacott Hi Tom, originally it was health problems (whilst I was in the police) that led me to start looking for another "job" as I attributed the problems par…moreHi Tom, originally it was health problems (whilst I was in the police) that led me to start looking for another "job" as I attributed the problems partly to shift-work. I enjoyed my job as a police officer and didn't want to leave. I applied for many other jobs praying that God would lead me but didn't get anywhere. I didn't want to leave the UK or rely on others for financial support so long-term mission work wasn't an option although I had been involved in local evangelism and short term missions. Gradually God showed me that my attitude was wrong. The door opened for me to join the Logos Hope Missionary Ship in 2011, all other doors closed. In 2012 the ship visited the Philippines and ended up staying there for a very long time due to mechanical problems. I went on shore and met and began to befriend the street teens abusing solvents. I sensed at this stage that God wanted me to return after my ship commitment as I had developed a heart for the country and people. I went back in December 2013...(less)
Natalie Vellacott It is a true account of my dramatic experiences whilst working as Missionary in the Philippines...the story needed to be told to hopefully encourage o…moreIt is a true account of my dramatic experiences whilst working as Missionary in the Philippines...the story needed to be told to hopefully encourage others to reach out to this sidelined and often detested minority abusing solvents due to hunger....(less)
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Top 10 Christian Books Read in 2020

 It’s time for my Christian book recommendations for 2020. My Goodreads Challenge lists 140 books. I read a lot more secular books than usual especially during the second part of the year largely due to finding them free locally and being at home a lot due to Covid-19.

For those that missed them, you can also see my 201620172018 and 2019 selections.


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“If I firmly believed, as millions say they do, that the knowledge of a practice of religion in this life influences destiny in another, then religion would mean to me everything. I would cast away earthly enjoyments as dross, earthly thoughts and feelings as vanity. Religion would be my first waking thought and my last image before sleep sank me into unconsciousness. I should labor in its cause alone. I would take thought for the marrow of eternity alone. I would esteem one soul gained for heaven worth a life of suffering. Earthly consequences would never stay in my head or seal my lips. Earth, its joys and its griefs, would occupy no moment of my thoughts. I would strive to look upon eternity alone, and on the immortal souls around me, soon to be everlastingly happy or everlastingly miserable. I would go forth to the world and preach to it in season and out of season. and my text would be, "What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul”
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Natalie Vellacott C.H. wrote: "Natalie, would you be willing to review my book, "Outlander Chronicles: Phoenix" ? I could provide either a digital or paper copy. [And forgive me if my request is a breach of goodreads etiquette; ..."

Hi, I'm really sorry but I don't generally take private review requests as I just get too many of them. Blessings Natalie


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C.H. Cobb Natalie, would you be willing to review my book, "Outlander Chronicles: Phoenix" ? I could provide either a digital or paper copy. [And forgive me if my request is a breach of goodreads etiquette; I'm not aware]. Thanks!
Outlander Chronicles Phoenix by C.H. Cobb


Natalie Vellacott Maddie wrote: "

Happy weekend :)"


Wow, cool graphic. Thanks for accepting Maddie : )


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Natalie Vellacott Angela wrote: "Natalie wrote: "Angela wrote: "Hi Natalie,
Thanks for your thorough review of my book Coming Out of Egypt. I do appreciate your honest opinion, but I am disappointed that you found some blasphemy. ..."


If you have your original Word doc, just do a search for God/Jesus/Christ etc and then check that they aren't used as curse words in the context....There were at least a handful...Let me know once you've done it and I'll amend my review for you!


Angela Joseph Natalie wrote: "Angela wrote: "Hi Natalie,
Thanks for your thorough review of my book Coming Out of Egypt. I do appreciate your honest opinion, but I am disappointed that you found some blasphemy. I don't recall a..."


Hi Natalie,
I'm now seeing your reply. I would very much like to see any examples of blasphemy that you came across in my book and amend them if possible.
Happy New Year!


Natalie Vellacott hunter wrote: "Hi Natalie,

This Christmas may Santa Claus get you lots and lots of gifts.
May all those gifts be just want you always wanted.
May all your wishes, dreams and desires come true this Christmas. H..."


Thanks Jack and may God bless you this Christmas!


hunter Hi Natalie,

This Christmas may Santa Claus get you lots and lots of gifts.
May all those gifts be just want you always wanted.
May all your wishes, dreams and desires come true this Christmas. Have a Blessed Christmas.

Jack


Natalie Vellacott Angela wrote: "Hi Natalie,
Thanks for your thorough review of my book Coming Out of Egypt. I do appreciate your honest opinion, but I am disappointed that you found some blasphemy. I don't recall any, but if ther..."


Hi Angela, I did enjoy your book. I'm a little surprised that you weren't aware of the blasphemy--you write as if it was a surprise to you or as if the characters themselves decided what to write! Please don't blame your decision to include blasphemy on the characters that you created ....You could always remove it if you are really disappointed by it...I would happily amend my review if you choose to do so....Blessings


Angela Joseph Hi Natalie,
Thanks for your thorough review of my book Coming Out of Egypt. I do appreciate your honest opinion, but I am disappointed that you found some blasphemy. I don't recall any, but if there is, I can only accredit it to either a character's ignorance about God or his/her anger at God.


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