All articles by Paul Cook
Paul Cook held various pastorates in the UK, and is married to Faith Cook, who has written many books.
Paul was one of the editors of Christian Hymns. He currently lives in Derbyshire.
Heart cries to heaven: A book of prayersDavid CampbellDay One Publications, 112 pages, £5.00, ISBN: 978-1-84625-229-7A way to prayMatthew Henry, Edited by O. Palmer RobertsonBanner of Truth, 417 pages, £14.50, ISBN: 978-1-84871-0870Prayers on the psalms from the Scottish Psalter of 1595Banner of Truth, 150 pages, £3.25, ISBN: 978-1-84871-0955This clutch of books on prayer is…Read more
Fire from heaven: William Bramwell and his ministry Modern Methodism bears little resemblance to the Methodism that sprang from the Evangelical Revival of the 18th century, as those whose lives had been transformed by the Christian gospel were formed into societies. The revival had waned well before John Wesley's death in 1791 but from the early…Read more
Something to sing about The committee of the new Christian Hymns is pleased to announce that the hymn book is now available in MP3 format. After unavoidable delays, and problems with copyright permission, patience has been rewarded. We now have, so to speak, something to sing about! Every hymn in the new book and each…Read more
An early death at the age of thirty-six in 1755 deprived John Cennick of the renown enjoyed by the other great preachers of the Evangelical Revival. He is relatively little known apart from a few of his 750 hymns, such as 'Children of the heavenly king' and 'Lo! He comes with clouds descending' (subsequently…Read more
One advantage of age is that experience and recollection provide a measure of perspective. The latest fad or fashion is not as novel as many think. Old practices and ideas are frequently trotted out as being modern, when in fact they are nothing of the sort. This is particularly evident in religious matters. Fresh…Read more
Peering through a jungle of scaffolding poles in Westminster Chapel, I first heard Dr Lloyd-Jones preach in 1950. The chapel had survived the war bet required considerable restoration work. But despite the distractions, as a young man of eighteen I had an overwhelming sense of the authority of God's Word as I listened to…Read more
If your phone rings in the middle of the night, you don't expect good news. With dulled senses and some foreboding, you lift the phone expecting the worst. But the best good news that ever came did so in the night. An angel sent by God appeared in the night to shepherds in Israel…Read more