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December 2020
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Christ Victorious: Selected Writings of Hugh Martin

Hugh Martin (1822–1885) was one of those 19th century Scottish theologians whose published works have stood the test of time. With good reason, for his works are consistently sound, reverent, edifying, and challenging to mind and heart. This is a volume of theological substance. It comprises a collection of ten sermons, eight essays, and…

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December 2020
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God is Always Better Than We Can Imagine: 31 Meditations on the Greatness of God

This is a very encouraging book. It is written as 31 daily meditations to help readers ‘magnify the Lord’. The theme is clearly developed in every chapter: God is always better than we can imagine, for however much we see of him, he is always greater, wiser, more generous, more lovely. This truth should…

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December 2020
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Survival Tips for Mums: Practical ideas for thriving in the early years of motherhood

This is a great little book for anyone about to become a mum or in the first few years of motherhood. It’s honest about the challenges, but full of gentle, practical advice in the face of them. The first half of the book shows how mothers need to look after themselves in order to…

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December 2020
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In God’s Company: Christian Giants of Business

Never again will I be able to clean my teeth, drink Tropicana, or spread jam on my toast without thinking of this book, in which seven born-again entrepreneurs are revealed in painstakingly-researched detail. There are heart-moving details of God-ordained romances and marriage partners enlivening commercial history. Their nineteenth and twentieth century storylines are riddled…

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November 2020
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Recapturing the Wonder of Christmas

The title implies that there was a time when there was wonder, and somehow we lost it. But is that true? There is certainly wonder in the Incarnation, when God was ‘incomprehensibly made man’. The author writes about what happened 2,000 years ago and the theology around it very clearly with many Scriptures. The…

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November 2020
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The Pastor of Kilsyth: The Life and Times of W. H. Burns

This is a slow-burn biography about what often looks like a slow-burn life. First published in 1860, its approach can seem ponderous. Some elements might bewilder anyone but a two-hundred year old Scotsman. So why persevere with the book? Because it is at once so far removed from us and so close to us.…

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November 2020
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Training: How Do I Grow As a Christian?

Training is one of a series of titles that focuses on the unchurched. It is aimed at a new Christian and is very helpful for anyone young in the faith from whatever background. As the introduction says, the theme is about ‘training for godliness’, and the topics covered are: discipleship, the Bible, prayer, worship,…

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November 2020
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The Christian and Technology

Even the most hardened Luddite will find himself using a satnav, mobile phone, or email on occasion. But John Fesko urges us not to reach for the latest gadget without thinking carefully about how it might shape our minds, relationships, and spiritual lives. While acknowledging the benefits of computer technology for communication, evangelism, and…

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