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April 2018
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Getting to grips with prayer: Its realities, challenges and potential (Truth for All Time)

Through the years I have read many books on prayer, but I don’t recall any having gripped me more than this book. It is a ‘must’ for every preacher and, indeed, the Lord’s people everywhere. It is well written, easy to follow and full of excellent teaching on this vital subject. The phrase ‘pray(ing)…

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January 2011
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Dig Deeper: Tools to Unearth the Bible’s Treasure

This is a reprint in a new format of a book first published in 2005. It sets out a series of sixteen ‘tools’ to enable Christians, and especially students, to interpret and understand the Bible better. Some of these are expected: ‘The author’s purpose tool’, ‘The context tool’, ‘The vocabulary tool’. Others are intriguing…

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June 1999
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To the Golden Shore: The Life of Adoniram Judson

Here is a book that I really enjoyed! The life of Adoniram Judson is both fascinating and challenging. As a pioneering missionary to Burma, his story is unique. The book is written in an easy, imaginative style which makes good reading. Indeed it is not easily put down! The biographer gives a detailed background…

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March 2018
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Judged and delivered — spiritual lessons from the times of the Judges

This is an excellent exposition of Judges, written by the pastor of an English-speaking church in Switzerland. Based on a sermon series, it is readable yet comprehensive; warm in tone, yet forthright in exhortation. Judges covers an early period in biblical history. It traces the 350 years between the conquest of Canaan under Joshua…

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March 2018
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Essentials: the heart of the Christian Faith

This is a very short book, with just 35 pages of text, designed to explain the “Essentials” of Christianity to unbelievers. It’s based on verses from Luke’s gospel. It’s split into 5 parts, entitled Reveal, Reject, Rescue, Relationship, and Response; these cover the main bases of the gospel – who is God, what is…

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March 2018
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The Pursuit: The Work of the Holy Spirit in Evangelism

I needed to read this book. So might you, if you feel discouraged about your evangelistic efforts and need extra impetus to say those things you know to be important, yet never get round to saying. Mike Mellor is a man with an evangelist’s heart. This book is his heart and soul. It is…

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March 2018
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Big Picture Parents: Ancient Wisdom for Modern Life

Taking a step back from the ‘do’s and don’ts’ of parenting, Harriet Connor explores the bigger picture of what the goal of raising our children is. This is not an instruction manual, but rather an exposition on the Bible’s theology of parenting. Some of the areas the author explores are the purpose of life…

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March 2018
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The Truth About Hell

“‘Hell’ may be a very popular word, but hell is a hugely unpopular subject” (p.5). So writes Blanchard in his introduction to this helpful little book. We may not want to think or speak about hell, but we must discover what the Bible says on this serious topic. A clear grasp of the truth…

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