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All articles from issue March 2021

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April 2021
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Biblical Marriage: Two sinners and a gracious God

The author’s thoroughgoing commitment to the Word of God is transparent throughout this book. The starting point is the biblical truth about the creation of humanity as male and female, and God’s original design for marriage articulated in the opening chapters of Genesis. This is followed by a careful exposition of the relevant section…

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April 2021
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The Christian’s True Identity: What it means to be in Christ

Identity is a current buzz word. People are preoccupied with trying to figure out who they really are and who they connect with. ‘Who am I?’ is the question of the moment. Trading on this, Jonathan Cruse exhorts new believers to come to grips with who they are in their salvation. Taking up a…

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April 2021
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In the Presence of my Enemies – Psalms 25-37

This is the third in a series of books on the Psalms. Those who have read the previous two volumes will realise that Professor Davies is not a dry and dusty academic writing for fellow academics. His aim is not just to inform the mind, but to challenge and warm the hearts of his…

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April 2021
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The History and Theology of Calvinism

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 from Augustine through to the 20th century. It explores many of the tributaries thrown…

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April 2021
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The Madness of Crowds

In God’s common grace, some non-Christians can better discern and explain the trends of our current age than many believers can. The British journalist Douglas Murray is one such person. ‘All our grand narratives have collapsed’, he observes (p.1); and the vacuum has been filled by the new religion of identity politics. His book…

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March 2021
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Searching Our Hearts in Difficult Times

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 difficult to work through. However, the careful light editing, and the fact that these…

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March 2021
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You Could Have It All

What a great idea for a book! In ten short chapters, Geoff Thomas winsomely presents the great blessings held out in the gospel: knowing God and knowing yourself, being forgiven and adopted, all things working together for your good, learning to be content, becoming wiser and stronger, knowing life’s purpose, belonging to the best…

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March 2021
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Laughing at the Days to Come: Facing present trials and future uncertainties with gospel hope

Reading this book in the middle of a global pandemic, the title alone intrigued me. Who wants to laugh at the days to come when life is not as we once knew it? Tessa Thompson has more experience than many of living with trials that do not induce laughter. Diagnosed with a neurological disorder…

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