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All articles from issue November 2017

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November 2018
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Daniel and his visions: The message of Daniel chapters 7-12

Based on Steve Wilmshurst’s sermons at his church in Bristol, this book succeeds in making the ‘difficult’ latter half of Daniel an enjoyable read. It doesn’t comment on every verse, which can prove disappointing in places. However, the author generally demonstrates wisdom in his summarisation, resulting in a pithy and concise guide to Daniel.…

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May 2018
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Christians in the Community of the Dome

Many court cases have taken place in recent years in which Christians, for various reasons, have fallen foul of the law. This has ranged from refusing to bake a cake with a message that goes against one’s convictions; to preaching in the open air, where someone has been offended and made a complaint; to…

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May 2018
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Fatherhood – what it is and what it’s for

This is the second edition of a title originally published in 2004. The author, director of Matthias Media and father of five children, sets out to address the ‘fatherhood crisis’ by changing how we think about fatherhood. He observes that it is no accident that the appalling lack of responsibility shown by many fathers…

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May 2018
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Change and Decay: Primitive Methodism from late Victorian Times till World War I

This book charts the progressive departure of Primitive Methodism from biblical orthodoxy around the turn of the 20th Century. A previous volume chronicled the rise of the movement a century earlier. The original Primitive Methodist leaders sought a return to the spirit and methods of John Wesley; today they would have been labelled as fundamentalists.…

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May 2018
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Where we are — the state of Britain now

Sir Roger Scruton is a political philosopher, university lecturer, public commentator, opera composer, wine critic and all-round good egg who likes to write two books every year. Scrutonia is his ‘world of farmers and philosophers, of Wagner and wine, of animals and Aristotle.’ He identifies as a ‘man of letters’. Where we are is Scruton’s ‘personal…

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May 2018
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Progress: Lifelong growth for gospel workers

The author of this book is the FIEC training director. This title is part of a series reproducing seminar teaching given at the FIEC ‘Hub’ conference. It is aimed at those in gospel ministry or church leaders pastoring such men. It intends to help these men progress in godliness and that such progress can and…

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May 2018
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The Reformation: What You Need To Know And Why

This small paperback from the Lausanne Movement is a work of two halves. First comes Michael Reeves’ introduction to the world-changing events of 500 years ago. The reader is led through Martin Luther’s protest against indulgences, his new understanding of the righteousness of God and the events that transpired at Worms and Wartburg. Thereafter…

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May 2018
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Emotions: Mirrors of the Heart

This book seeks to encourage godly ways to manage emotions such as sadness, anxiety and anger. It warns against sinful responses to these feelings and is addressed to Christians who struggle in this area or who wish to better support others. Haddow makes it clear that, although Christians still wrestle with sinful desires or…

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