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All articles from issue December 2019

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January 2020
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In the Year of Our Lord: Reflections on Twenty Centuries of Church History

The introduction to In the Year of Our Lord says it ‘is not a history of the church… it is more like a personal tour of some of the people and places that the author has encountered over the years’ (p.2). The book began as a series of talks to Sinclair Ferguson’s church, covering…

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January 2020
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Counting the Cost

For 15 years these British missionaries have been at the heart of New Foundations, an evangelical medical mission. They had been serving the Lord giving spiritual and medical help to local communities in the Niger Delta, one of the world’s most unstable and impoverished areas. In October 2017 the lawlessness of that area touched…

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January 2020
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Exalted Above The Heavens: the risen and ascended Christ (New Studies in Biblical Theology)

The Bible devotes a great deal of space to the Christ of the past. Through Matthew, Mark, Luke and John we learn of his pre-existence, his identity as God the Son, his incarnation, his early life in Nazareth, his public ministry, his sufferings and death, his resurrection and his ascension into heaven. The Bible…

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January 2020
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Ten Indictments Against the Modern Church

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 the church to its true mission. He seeks reformation based on love, truth and prayer. The book consists of ten…

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January 2020
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The Ten Commandments: What They Mean, Why They Matter, and Why We Should Obey Them (Foundational Tools for Our Faith)

Many Christians see the law of God as unnecessary or unimportant. Kevin DeYoung takes issue with that view, arguing that the full revelation of Christ gives believers a greater incentive to make God’s precepts their delight. His well-known gifts as a communicator among students and young adults are on show throughout this book’s ten…

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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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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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