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Kif Anderson
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For those of you who were not part of the business meeting at the 2010 International FCM Convention, there are some changes on the FCM website, including the addition of books and magazines that can be downloaded. More will be coming in the future. All of these are of course are public domain, but some are titles not likely to be found in other places. For example the C.H. Woolston books are available. Mike Stenberg has done a great job getting this up for us. So for those who are members...go check it out. You will even have a number of the "Oz & Wilde" lecture notes and books in the library as well.

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Kif
I can't get any work done. I am reading through the Miscellaneous section now.
Great Job!!!
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Kif Anderson
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Mike has continued to expand the library section...and now we have (in addition to Voice of FCM/Christian Conjurer issues):

Books by Will Dexter
Books by Dell O'Dell
Books by CH Woolston
Books Misc.
Oz & Wilde
Magazines: First Issues
Magazines: Magic if Fun (which is the complete run of the magazine...seven issues)
Magazines Misc.
Convention & Workshop Notes (which only at this typing includes Oz & Wilde notes from 2010...but hoping for more contributions)

It is exciting that we have this for members. And yes...one can get lost reading stuff...but hey...you can find lots of "new ideas" looking through the old and public domain stuff.

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We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing. - Billy Graham
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<BR>Sharing the gospel with Comedy & Illusion www.ozandwilde.com
MagicBus
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The Oz and Wilde lecture notes are excellent!
sthielman
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What a great resource! I too am really loving the Oz and Wilde "Gospel Patter Fifty Familiar Effects". Really great.
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Hi Kif
Do you up-load the books or is it Mike? I ask because the book "Mental-Wise Part 2, Vol 4#4 to Vol 5 #5 1958-1961" is only a 1 page cover.

Chris
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Kif Anderson
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Hmmmm...I scanned...but Mike is the uploader...will check into that.

Thanks.

><> J
We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing. - Billy Graham
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Thanks Kif, It's there now.
I have read and re-read most of what's on the web-site.
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MagicBus
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Hey, with the back issues of "The Christian Conjurer" there- that's thousands of pages... a year's worth of good reading!
Kif Anderson
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More will be coming...when I get things scanned...Time has not been a luxury for that in the last couple of months. But rest assured more will be put up.

Appreciate the feedback. Sometimes wonder if I'm just doing it for myself. (It is nice to carry some of my "library" with me on my key chain.)

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<BR>Sharing the gospel with Comedy & Illusion www.ozandwilde.com
MagicBus
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Hey Kif- I have downloaded a bunch of things on my computer from the FCM library- much appreciated! I did not keven know that so much of the original historic Gospel magic books/booklets were even in existence- a virtual FCM Museum online. Thanks again!
sthielman
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Anyone know of a bibliography of gospel magic books?
MagicBus
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I know I have seen partial lists of Gospel magic books someplace- maybe in the back of Duane Laflin's hardbound book on Gospel magic or in Oz and Wilde lecture notes from a FCM convention...
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Thanks for the lead.
Kif Anderson
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You won't find them in Oz and Wilde's lecture notes...and not too many references to said book in Duane's opus either.

Here is partial listing...Let's keep adding to this folks...and then we will have a reference point.

Trick to Truth by Doug Wathen (really good book)

William H. Andersen wrote Gospel Magic for Beginners, Gospel Magic II & Gospel Magic III

Dave and Tesha Laflin put out I-L-L-U-S-I-O-N-S (Illustrating Life Lessons Using Simple Illusions & Other Neat Stuff)

Sherman H. Epler put out 50 Magic Object Lessons

Ralph Dewey: Dewey's Gospel Paper Tricks, Dewey's Gospel Paper Tricks II

Steve Varro: Comedy Is No Laughing Matter, Gospel Magic . . . As I Use It, Gospel Magic 101, Gospel Magic in a Third World Country, Magic With a Christ Centered Flair

Bob Hill:
Ethical Issues For The Gospel Magic
Illusions That Reveal The Truth
Make Your Own Flexagon
Gospel According to Hoyle
Cyber Cross Talk
Pitter Patter
Presenting the Gospel by Magic
Talking Cards

Duane Laflin:
Amazing Gospel Magic
Automatic Gospel Magic
Beautiful Gospel Magic
Comedy Collection for Introducing Gospel Themes
Dynamic Gospel Magic
Excellent Gospel Magic
Exciting Gospel Magic
Getting Started in Gospel Magic
Good Gospel Magic
Gospel Illusions for te Human Hand Puppet
Gospel Magic with a "Wow" Factor
Gospel Magican's "Open Sesame"
Greater Gospel Magic
Illusions and Truth - Routine Book Nunmber One!
Illusions and Truth - Routine Book Nunmber Two
Laflin's Laugh-Lines
Magicism
Making the Point with Gospel Magic
Postive Magic
Powerful Gospel Magic
Practical Gospel Magic
Practical Magic for Entertainers
Practical Routines for the Linking Rings, A
Strong Gospel Magic
Strong Magic with Silks

Steve Taylor:
My Favorite Gospel Magic Routines - The First Three Years
Ten More Favorite Gospel Magic Routines
Three's A Charm - 14 More Steve Taylor Gospel Magic Routines

Del Wilson:
12 Gospel Tricks with a Change Bag
12 Gospel Tricks with a Rope
12 Gospel Tricks with a Thumb Tip
12 Gospel Tricks with Alphabet & Number Cards
12 Gospel Tricks with Gadgets and Gizmos
12 Gospel Tricks with Money
12 Gospel Tricks with Paper Sacks and Newspaper
12 Gospel Tricks with Pen and Paper
12 Gospel Tricks with Silks
12 Gospel Tricks with the J-O-Y Box
12 Gospel Tricks You Can Make
12 Improptu Gospel Tricks

Paul Everett:
Gospel Magic is Over My Head
Gospel Magic: Plain & Simple
More Gospel Magic: Plain & Simple

CH Woolston: Seeing Truth: Object Lessons with Magical and Mechanical Effects (First book on Gospel Magic...and on performing for children for that matter)
We are not cisterns made for hoarding, we are channels made for sharing. - Billy Graham
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<BR>Sharing the gospel with Comedy & Illusion www.ozandwilde.com
MagicBus
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I used to work for the late John deVries, a former President of FCM. He was writing a book for Magic, Inc. which never got completed. However, he did put out a booklet with a red cover entitled something like "Fighting the Devil with Gospel Magic" (that was not the exact title). I have it stored someplace. But it was a pretty neat booklet and had at least three full tricks in it with Gospel applications. These I believe were the initial chapters of the book that never got completed. I was hoping the manuscript would show up in the Jay Marshall estate.
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I forgot to mention: at the Sheldon Rhodes' website of http://www.jestkidding.com click on "Store" then click on "Magic Books". Listed there are a ton of Gospel books listed by Sheldon and many other FCMers. Roger from http://www.ChristianMagician.org
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Kif, thanks for all your hard work on putting that all together! That's a lifetime of valuable information there!

So much to read....so little time!
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