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W. John Cook tutored New Testament Studies in the South Wales Bible College, Barry, and at the Evangelical Theological
College of Wales. He retired in 2017 from the pastorate at Barry Evangelical Presbyterian Church, but
remains Pastor Emeritus and serves on the church Session.

A Reformation guide to Scripture – The translators of the Geneva Bible

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July 2011
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A Reformation guide to Scripture – The translators of the Geneva Bible

A Reformation guide to Scripture – The translators of the Geneva Bible Banner of Truth; 152 pages, £5.50 ISBN: 978-1-84871-091-7 This volume contains the various prologues within the Geneva Bible to all the books of the Bible. These prologues give a general understanding of the Bible’s contents and each book’s place in biblical revelation.   …

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Reviews – Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi – Iain Duguid – EP Books

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October 2010
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Reviews – Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi – Iain Duguid – EP Books

Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Iain DuguidEP Books, 255 pages, £16.99ISBN: 978-0-85324-712-6 This Study Commentary provides a good introduction to the place of these three prophecies in the history of the Jews as God's chosen nation.      It provides a helpful outline of the books' leading theological themes and shows that the return of the Jews from exile…

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Review – Pocket Puritan Series – Banner of Truth

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February 2009
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Review – Pocket Puritan Series – Banner of Truth

Pocket Puritan SeriesVarious authors, Banner of Truth; £3.75 each These are four books in the new Pocket Puritan series published by the Banner of Truth Trust. Every Christian should profit by reading these small books and hopefully many will be encouraged to read more of the Puritans' writings. Anger management (Richard Baxter; 58 pages; ISBN 978-085151-9791) Positively,…

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Review – Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles  – Banner of Truth

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August 2008
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Review – Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles – Banner of Truth

Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles   John Calvin Banner of Truth; 658 pages; £18.00 ISBN: 978-0-85151-968-5   These 44 sermons have been translated by Rob Roy Macgregor, a former professor of French and Latin at Clemson University. An excellent preface emphasises Calvin's conviction that the purpose of scriptural revelation is to mould…

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Review – A consuming fire; the piety of Alexander Whyte

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November 2007
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Review – A consuming fire; the piety of Alexander Whyte

A consuming fire; the piety of Alexander WhyteMichael A. G. HaykinReformation Heritage Books135 pages; £7.95ISBN: 978-1-60178-002-7This slender volume is one of a series of 'Profiles in Reformed spirituality' and contains a 16-page biographical sketch of Alexander Whyte (1836-1921) followed by 27 selections from his writings. Whyte was a minister in the Free Church of…

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Review – Sermons on the Beatitudes – Banner of Truth

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June 2007
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Review – Sermons on the Beatitudes – Banner of Truth

Sermons on the Beatitudes John Calvin Banner of Truth 128 pages; £9.00 ISBN: 0-85151-934-2   This is a modern translation by Robert White of five sermons preached by Calvin in Geneva in 1560 covering Matthew 5:1-2, Mark 3:13-19 and Luke 6:12-26.   The excellent introduction illuminates the historical and literary background and asserts that…

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September 1999
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The Sufficiency of Scripture

Last month, we began to look at the sufficiency of Scripture. We continue by first considering God's design in providing the written Word for his people. In doing so, it will be helpful to relate this provision to both the wisdom and the love of  God. The wisdom of God It is a basic…

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