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November 2019

Ten Indictments Against the Modern Church

Ten Indictments against the Modern Church Paul Washer Reformation Heritage Books 88 pages; £5.99 ISBN: 978-1-60178-627-2 Star rating: 4 stars The ‘Author’s Prayer’ sets the tone: ‘Let the truth go forward. Let men be changed’ (p.viii). The directness in the prayer is replicated in the exposition. The author is a voice crying to recall…

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December 2019
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Come and Behold Him: Christmas Through Different Eyes

I found this little book both refreshing and stimulating. In such a short compass, we see the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ through the eyes of fourteen characters in the Bible. These are helpfully grouped in time sequence, beginning with Old Testament prophecies in Micah, Isaiah, Job and Malachi, and continuing with the…

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December 2019
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My Sunflower Girl

This is a heartfelt but reflective account of events leading to the death of Dyfan Williams’s 10-year-old daughter Megan, and the subsequent slow road to recovery. The reader is invited to walk with him and Caroline through their personal valley of death as he recounts Megan’s 10 days in hospital before she was taken…

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May 1999
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Van Til’s Apologetic; Readings and Analysis

Cornelius Van Til (1895-1987) taught apologetics (the defence of the faith) at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, from 1929 until his retirement in 1972. He was a major figure in the development of the seminary and its influence in promoting the Reformed faith. He pioneered a new way of doing apologetics, which has come to…

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November 2019
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CH Spurgeon Forgotten Public Lectures: Forgotten early articles, sermons and public lectures

Where do you start when reviewing C. H. Spurgeon? And is it permissible to rate the ‘Prince of Preachers’ at anything but five stars? Perhaps the key factor in assessing this collection is to decide on the intended readership. Everything Spurgeon-related has a ready market, but this volume is not a typical compilation of…

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November 2019
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From the Psychiatrist’s Chair: Selected Works of Dr Monty Barker

This is a collection of essays by a Christian psychiatrist who originally delivered them as lectures, sermons and papers in different contexts. There are twenty chapters, each of about ten pages, divided into different sections, reflecting its disparate genesis: the family, health, the workplace, the pastoral ministry and cross-cultural mission. Thus a wide range…

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November 2019
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Grace Defined and Defended: What a 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us about Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God

This year sees the anniversary of the Synod of Dort which concluded its deliberations in May 1619. Much has been written about this, mainly from a Reformed perspective which rightly views its findings as worthy of being set alongside other Confessional statements. Kevin DeYoung has produced a very accessible summary of Dort, helped along…

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November 2019
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Hidden Evil — A biblical and pastoral response to domestic abuse

If only this book wasn’t needed; sadly, it is. Domestic abuse is far more common in our churches than many realise. Hidden Evil is an apt title. Dr Davies has compiled stories from sufferers that help us understand how abuse starts, the fear and shame of finding oneself in an abusive relationship, and why…

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