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August 2017

The Cost – what it takes to follow Jesus

This is a great little book. And its subject is anything but little: Lawson opens up Luke 14:25-35 in detail. There are 12 short chapters, which are easy to read. Each tackles approximately one verse at a time. The closing chapter places the whole passage in biblical and theological context. Every chapter is packed…

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August 2017

Wonders of Grace

Anything associated with C. H. Spurgeon merits serious attention. The publishers of this little gem deserve much praise. It is a collection of testimonies drawn from the archives of the Metropolitan Tabernacle. They display a fascinating variety of testimonies from converts of Spurgeon’s ministry. The book is attractively presented in a clear format and…

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August 2017

I shall not die, but live

In May 2011, Douglas Taylor was diagnosed with terminal cancer. From 7 June 2011 until 8 May 2014, he launched into a personal mission for the Saviour he loved. He began a blog to encourage those who knew that the remainder of their lives would be short. His vibrant faith in the Saviour, whom…

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August 2017

Finding Forgiveness

This book comprises five chapters. The first two focus on the forgiveness of God, the second two on our forgiveness of others, and chapter five deals with the misnomer of forgiving ourselves. Although it is an expansion of Gale’s previous booklet, Why must we forgive?, he admits that the present work is not an…

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August 2017

Read Mark Learn – Luke Vol 1

These are study notes on Luke chapters 1-9. They are intended for use by small groups, but could be used for personal study. They are taken from sermons preached by the author, who is the rector at St Helen’s Bishopsgate, London. This is the third in the ‘Read Mark Learn’ series from St Helen’s,…

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August 2017

Convinced by Scripture

This concise and lucid book on Luther is designed to use the opportunities afforded by the 500th anniversary of the famous nailing of the 95 theses to the church door in Wittenberg. Andy Johnston describes how the Bible gradually illuminated this incredibly important, influential Reformer. Luther had been strictly raised in a religious, superstitious…

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August 2017

Luther and the 9.5 Theses

Unless you have been hiding in a monastery, you will know that this year is the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation. A plethora of publications have appeared, drawing attention to this fact at various levels and from different points of view. This title comes from Dr Brownell, who has been pastor…

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August 2017

The Gospel of Jesus Christ

Following earlier publications by Washer on the gospel, this booklet is worth reading. Here he directs his focus to unbelievers. He thoroughly explains the gospel, starting with God and describing succinctly his character. He then deals with humanity and something of our character, especially our moral corruption and guilt before our Maker. Washer then…

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