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July 2021

Love one another

We all have ‘others’ in our lives – friends, family. Many readers belong to a church family. Most of the…

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July 2021

Freedom restored! The importance of sharing a…

I’m writing this on the 17th of May. A date long-awaited by our family. As from today, we are allowed…


July 2021

Church history and cultural engagement

What can we learn from the history of the church for our engagement with our own culture today? Let me…


July 2021

Don’t substitute your pastor with a screen

Screens have been a problem since long before Covid was an issue. The problem is that, because of accessibility, many…


July 2021

Devoted to doing good – Christian care…

Challenges faced by care homes have featured prominently in news coverage of Covid-19. Fatality figures among residents, recriminations about government…

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Hope in Hard Times: Ninety biblical meditations to strengthen the heart
Mostyn Roberts

This book was written day by day through the first Covid lockdown. Each page is like a pastoral visit, with a biblical meditation to encourage the reader. There are some books you are glad to have for the sake of…

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The History and Theology of Calvinism
Curt Daniel

This must be the most comprehensive study of the subject available today. It is difficult to think of any aspect of Calvinism that is not covered. It is divided into two major sections. The first covers the history, and ranges…

Searching Our Hearts in Difficult Times
John Owen

It is difficult to do this book justice in a review – the only way to grasp how helpful it is will be to read it for yourself. John Owen has a reputation for writing in a style that is…

An Introduction to John Owen: A Christian vision for every stage of life
Crawford Gribben

This unusual yet valuable book is not a biography of the influential Puritan. Rather its purpose – which it achieves capably – is ‘to discover the kind of life he hoped his readers would experience’ (p.13). Drawing on Owen’s extensive…