All articles by Ruth Burke
Ruth is married to Gareth who has been the pastor of Stranmillis Evangelical Presbyterian Church, Belfast, since 2000.
The plan: how God got the world ready for JESUS Sinclair B. FergusonChristian Focus; 40 pages; £7.99; ISBN: 978-1-84550-451-9 This children's picture book tells the story of Christmas, but with a difference. Sinclair Ferguson shows how Jesus' coming into the world was part of 'the plan that began before time began'. When I first read…Read more
Audrey Featherstone, I presume Tim ShentonEP Books; 228 pages; £8.95; ISBN: 978-0-85234-678-5 Tim Shenton usually writes books about well-known characters from church history. Audrey Featherstone, along with her husband, worked in Congo with Regions Beyond Missionary Union (RBMU) for twenty-five years, but her name is probably unknown to most Christians. In the first chapter of this…Read more
Rahab Chris HughesDay One; 78 pages; £5.00; ISBN 978-1846251351 I've never come across a whole book on Rahab before. Often, when Rahab is included in a book about various Bible women, the focus is on whether or not she ought to have told the lie about the spies - and in fact, Chris Hughes does not…Read more
Forsaking all for Christ: a biography of Henry Martyn B. V. Henry Chapter Two; 168 pages; £12.95; ISBN: 978-1-85307-229-1 Henry Martyn was born in Cornwall in 1781. Soon after his conversion at Cambridge University, he became interested in the evangelisation of the Muslim world and it was to that work that he dedicated…Read more
Her husband's crownSara LeoneBanner of Truth, 48 pages; £2.00ISBN: 978-0-85151-946-3This book is written by a pastor's wife in America to provide what she felt was lacking - a book of advice and encouragement for other pastors' wives.The first few chapters deal with the wife's relationship with her own husband. Is she providing a 'quiet,…Read more