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April 2019
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Pure Church: Recovering God’s Plan for Local Churches

In Pure Church, eleven pastors or workers in ‘Grace Baptist’ churches or organisations set out their position on church order. Its chapters display a strong unity and put forward a cohesive vision for the life and polity of the local congregation. Those familiar with publications from 9Marks Ministries will recognise a heavy reliance on…

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April 2019
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Adorned How to grow a Biblically beautiful church:An exegesis of Titus 2

Justin Huffman is an American pastor who trained at Reformed Theological Seminary. He has written this short and easy-to-read book to encourage churches to be healthy. The book draws out lessons from the second chapter of Titus and systematises them into a memorable and logical structure. It is not a commentary but rather is…

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April 2019
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Eighteenth Century Christian Leaders

This book is a collection of biographical sketches of evangelical preachers. The first two chapters explain the social and religious setting in which they lived and worked. We then read about J. C. Ryle’s Church of England heroes in the 18th century as if in descending order of greatness. George Whitefield and John Wesley…

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April 2019
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Heaven on Earth: What the Bible Teaches about Life to Come

Shouldn’t every Christian feel homesick for heaven? Derek Thomas’s inquiry into the Bible’s teaching on this subject stirs up in the believer a deep longing to be with the Lord. The early chapters cover death and the intermediate state. They show that the soul will remain alive and conscious, and suggest that it will…

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April 2019
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New Covenant Theology: Weighed and Found Wanting

To read this book was like a breath of fresh air. I could not put it down. Despite the traction that has been gained in the UK among evangelicals by the so-called ‘new covenant theology’ (NCT), it is surprising that so little has been written to critique this theological framework. It is perhaps because…

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September 2019
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More Love – Elizabeth Prentiss

More Love is a short biography of Elizabeth Prentiss, though Williams uses her imagination to embellish the story by inserting conversations into the narrative. It is one of the Trailblazers books for children (8-14 years of age) but adults can enjoy them too! I was excited to review this as I had recently read…

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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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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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