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Christ’s resurrection and our justification

How is the resurrection of Christ linked to the idea of justification in the New Testament? To answer this question,…

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April 2018

David Brainerd

David Brainerd was born 300 years ago, on 20 April 1718, and died on 20 October 1747. His father was…

April 2018

COMMENT: A dangerous new buzz phrase

‘Spiritual abuse’ is a new buzz phrase that is gaining momentum, and I believe it is a dangerous idea. It…

April 2018

Who is perverting education?

Amanda Spielman, Ofsted’s Chief Inspector of schools, in a speech to a Church of England foundation (quoting Psalm 119), commended…

April 2018

A glorious resurrection

The Christian believer’s hope of life after death is highlighted by a comment attributed to John Quincy Adams, sixth president…

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Change and Decay: Primitive Methodism from late Victorian Times till World War I
David Young

This book charts the progressive departure of Primitive Methodism from biblical orthodoxy around the turn of the 20th Century. A previous volume chronicled the rise of the movement a century earlier. The original Primitive Methodist leaders sought a return to the…

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Wonders of Creation (Design in a fallen world)
Stuart Burgess

This superbly illustrated book presents a compelling case that our world displays the hallmarks of design and testifies to the exquisite handiwork of our creator. Evidences are first drawn from a selection of land mammals, sea creatures, birds and insects.…

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Getting to grips with prayer: Its realities, challenges and potential (Truth for All Time)
Ian McNaughton

Through the years I have read many books on prayer, but I don’t recall any having gripped me more than this book. It is a ‘must’ for every preacher and, indeed, the Lord’s people everywhere. It is well written, easy…

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To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson
Dr Courtney Anderson

Here is a book that I really enjoyed! The life of Adoniram Judson is both fascinating and challenging. As a pioneering missionary to Burma, his story is unique. The book is written in an easy, imaginative style which makes good…