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July 2019
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Take Care of Yourself: Survive and Thrive in Christian Ministry (Lausanne Library)

Whilst primarily aimed at those in full-time ministry, this book would be worth reading to help you understand the battles of those in ministry. It will fuel your prayers for them and show how you might be able to encourage them. Several books and blog articles have been written on this topic in recent…

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July 2019
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Breaking the Silence on Child Abuse

As a boarder in a cathedral school, Robert Stevens was abused by several of the masters. In this book he gives a very brief account, without explicit detail, of what happened. It was then some decades before he began to address the damage done to his development and personality. He speaks of injury to…

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July 2019
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The Preacher’s Catechism

Lewis Allen has evidently thought long and hard about the nature of the Christian ministry. The result is The Preacher’s Catechism, a collection of 43 questions and answers which bring essential truths to the preacher’s heart. Loosely following the structure of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, its subjects include the glory of God, sin, the…

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July 2019
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Evolution and the Christian Faith. Theistic evolution in the light of scripture (Creation Points)

The creation / evolution debate still rages, and many Christians believe it is both scientifically untenable and scripturally naïve to accept a literal account of the beginning of Genesis. Some even charge creationists with pushing a teaching that is a hindrance to conversion. In this excellent and very readable book, Philip Bell investigates how…

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July 2009
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The noble martyrs of Kent

This is a reprint of a book first published in 1924. It makes the reader aware of the faithful and courageous stand for the truth that cost men and women their lives, particularly in the reign of Mary Tudor, queen of England between 1553 and 1558. The book goes through the towns and villages…

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Reformation heroes

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July 2009
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Reformation heroes

This is a super book that fills a gap in the Christian book market. It is an updated, modernised and expanded version of an earlier work by Richard Newton called The Reformation and its heroes. The book has a threefold aim – first, to teach a general knowledge of the Reformation and the events…

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Gospel basics

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July 2009
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Gospel basics

If you do not know much about Dr Andrew Bonar, then this book’s opening chapter by D. M. McIntyre gives a taste of the man as a preacher. It is clear that he was an understanding preacher of his day. His language was simple. He had a soaring imagination and was a master of…

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July 2009
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‘Ever, only, ALL for Thee’: Glimpses of the life of Frances Ridley Havergal

I really like this little book and can easily understand how it came to be written and compiled. While proof-reading The complete works of Frances Ridley Havergal, Pamela Bugden realised the many blessings to be obtained through reading and studying Havergal’s hymns and other writings. Many will have sung her hymns over the years,…

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