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July 2021
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Bone of Contention

In this introduction to the creation/evolution debate, Sylvia Baker explains how she became a creationist as a biology undergraduate because of the lack of evidence for evolution. She covers the development of evolution, fossils, genetics, the age of the earth, and human history. However, there are some significant weaknesses, which would be obvious to…

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July 2021
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Not Uninformed: Sure and certain hope for death and dying

Have you ever found it hard to bring up the subject of death? Maybe you know someone who has a terminal illness, or a friend who has suicidal thoughts? Let’s highlight some key chapters of this book so you can follow the train of thought. Chapter 2, on ‘Changes and Challenges’, is quite tricky…

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July 2021
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Opening Up 1 John

Ian McNaughton has done us a service in producing this short commentary. There is much truth concentrated here, but it is given in a clear and simple way. It is designed to help the ordinary Christian understand a book whose structure can seem complicated, and it breathes throughout a spirit of devotion. McNaughton begins…

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July 2021
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Hope in Hard Times: Ninety biblical meditations to strengthen the heart

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 one page that blessed you, even one sentence. This book has multiple pages like…

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July 2021
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Free at Last

Asia Bibi will be a name familiar to many Christians who followed the news stories of this Pakistani woman who was sentenced to death for blasphemy and insulting the Prophet Mohammed. This book was written with French journalist Anne-Isabelle Tollet, who took up Bibi’s cause and publicised her case worldwide. Free at Last tells…

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July 2021
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Flawless: Looking for stardom, finding Jesus

It’s rare in these days to see someone coming to Christ ‘from out of the world’. But Victoria Kulczycka’s testimony of her conversion in 2011 is a welcome proof of God’s power to save whomever, whenever, and however he chooses. The author’s story featured in last December’s Evangelical Times, but is here fleshed out…

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June 2021
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Sketches of Faith: An introduction to characters from Christian history

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It comprises 33 short overviews of the lives of believers throughout history who were dedicated to serving God by spreading the gospel at home and abroad. For me it was a memory jogger, bringing back salient particulars of renowned servants of God. Beginning with the Apostle Paul, it then…

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June 2021
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Marriages Are Made in Heaven

Are marriages really made in heaven? What about the many couples who ask for pastoral advice, saying they married the wrong person? If they are Christians, they would probably agree that marriage is made in heaven. But they wouldn’t accept the more specific assertion of this book’s title: they feel quite sure that theirs…

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