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November 2018

Bible superlatives

One of the late Muhammad Ali’s catchphrases was ‘I am the greatest’. In his prime, of course, Ali was an…

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November 2018

The Synod of Dort

The date is Monday 6 May 1619. The place is the ‘Great Church’ in the influential city of Dordrecht (or…

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November 2018

The World War One Armistice — a…

Over the last three months, the Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association (SASRA) has helped Evangelical Times look back on…

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November 2018

Victory against compelled speech, but it should…

As we mark 100 years this month since the end of the Great War, it would utterly shock some of…

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October 2018

Deathly hallows: A Christian response to Halloween

Every Halloween, rubber skeletons, plastic skulls and various grisly, ghostly and ghoulish items appear in the windows of pubs, clubs,…

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The Devil’s Music: How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock ’n’ Roll
Randall J. Stephens

In pacey style, The Devil’s Music traces the turbulent relationship between pop music and American evangelicalism from the 1950s to the present day. The story begins in the revivalist meetings of Pentecostal churches in the southern states, characterised by shouting,…

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The Gospel-Shaped Life
Ian Hamilton

Some readers may be familiar with Ian Hamilton’s earlier work, The Faith-Shaped Life — a series of 43 short pieces examining dimensions of our faith as believers in Jesus. The Gospel-Shaped Life follows the same pattern. It aims ‘to explore…

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The Doctor Who Became a Preacher: Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Banner Board Books)
Rebecca VanDoodewaard

This is a cracking little board book for reading to very young children. It shows how doctors help people who are sick, before relating how Martyn Lloyd-Jones chose to preach the good news instead, with many people coming to hear…

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Triumphant Love: The contextual, creative and strategic missionary work of Amy Beatrice Carmichael in south India
J (Hans) Kommers

The following information has been provided by Chris Kavanagh, director of the Dohnavur Fellowship Corporation. Dr Jacky Woolcock, who served in Dohnavur 1969–1987 writes, ‘I met Dr Kommers in the Dohnavur UK office in 2015, being offered to read the…