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The Doctor Who Became a Preacher: Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Banner Board Books)

By Rebecca VanDoodewaard
September 2018 | Review by Matthew Cox
  • Publisher: Banner of Truth Trust
  • ISBN: 978-1-84871-724-4
  • Pages: 16
  • Price: 6.00
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This is a cracking little board book for reading to very young children. It shows how doctors help people who are sick, before relating how Martyn Lloyd-Jones chose to preach the good news instead, with many people coming to hear him.

Blair Bailie’s bright and attractive illustrations cover eight double pages, including a brilliant cartoon version of ‘the Doctor’! The book concludes, ‘Most preachers do not become well known … But when God keeps them faithful, preachers help people wherever they are’.

Matthew Cox

Bethersden, Kent

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