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All articles from issue August 2018

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October 2019
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Can science explain every thing?

Faced on all sides with the world’s assumption that it isn’t intellectually respectable to believe the Bible, we prize men like John Lennox, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and the scourge of Richard Dawkins and atheists everywhere. Early in this book we have an inkling of future battles in the…

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April 2020
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Sharing the Gospel with a Jehovah’s Witness

You know how it happens. Your doorbell rings at the least convenient time imaginable, and there are the Jehovah’s Witnesses (JWs), wanting to talk about the future of the world. Do you pretend not to be in? Do you say, ‘No thank you, I’m a Christian’? Or do you welcome it as a God-given…

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October 2019
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Scotland Ablaze—The twenty-year fire of revival that swept Scotland 1858-79

This is a truly incredible book. The well documented research would indicate that many hours have been spent in preparing and writing it. I think every literate believer should read it, especially those who are Scottish. It’s a detailed reference to God’s work of revival in that land as the result of the revival…

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December 2019
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Let’s Study – James

The letter of James is frequently commended as a ‘practical’ book. But in this devotional commentary, Sinclair Ferguson is out to prove that its wise guidance is drawn from a weighty theology. The link between beliefs and behaviour is demonstrated ably in his treatment of James 2:14-26. Here Ferguson unpicks the difficult wording by…

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March 2019
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Teaching Ruth & Esther (Proclamation Trust)

This helpful aid for Bible study leaders and preachers will certainly remove any thought that these two very different Biblical books are strictly for ladies’ meetings. Boaz and Mordecai are shown to play as significant a part as Ruth and Esther. This handy-sized resource does not claim to be a commentary, but it will…

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March 2019
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The Christian Mind: Escaping Futility (Banner Mini-Guides)

The Banner of Truth are producing a series of mini-guides concerning major themes and issues related to the Christian faith. They are to serve as a taster to their various subjects, enlarging the understanding but also stimulating a desire to go further. Bill Edgar has written about the Christian mind. He challenges the idea…

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March 2019
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A Face Like A Flint

The title is inspired by Mark 10:32, where Jesus’ disciples were awestruck by the single-minded manner in which he made his way toward Jerusalem. Jeremy Walker describes movingly how the Lord Jesus recognised and embraced his identity as the Son of Man (Daniel 7). He knew and understood the Old Testament Scriptures which foretold…

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March 2019
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The Grace of Shame: 7 Ways the Church Has Failed to Love Homosexuals

By God’s grace, the authors’ church ministry has led a large number of homosexuals to repentance and godly living. This change has involved more than simply abstaining from prohibited sexual activities, but a turning from the sin of ‘effeminacy’ (1 Cor 6:9-10) in every part of life. Whether or not one agrees with their…

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