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The Doctor Who Became a Preacher: Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Banner Board Books)
Rebecca VanDoodewaard

This is a cracking little board book for reading to very young children. It shows how doctors help people who are sick, before relating how Martyn Lloyd-Jones chose to preach the good news instead, with many people coming to hear…

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Small Town Jesus: Taking the gospel mission seriously in seemingly unimportant places
Donnie Griggs

Small Town Jesus is problematic. Its premise is that Christian society regards small towns with disdain and irrelevance, which Griggs seeks to challenge. Interestingly, he never states his definition of a small town other than a place which lacks cinemas,…

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Paul: A Biography
Professor Tom Wright

This is the latest book from retired Anglican bishop, N. T. Wright. It is geared towards a popular rather than academic audience. There is much to commend. An overview of Paul’s life and thought is provided, synthesising Acts and the…

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It Takes a Church to Raise a Parent: Creating a culture where parenting for faith can flourish
Rachel Turner

This book aims to show how the church can equip parents so they can ‘parent for faith’. I agree wholeheartedly with its focus on helping one another within a church context. When we become Christians, we are part of God’s…

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Primer Issue 05 – Coming Soon – How to live and lead in the light of the world to come
Various contributors

Primer series no. 5 How do we lead our churches in light of the world to come? This issue of Primer takes a look at eschatology – the end times – and helps us to consider how we live our…

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Invest Your Disappointments: Going For Growth
Paul Mallard

Paul Mallard wrote an excellent book called Invest your suffering. Here he brings us another dose of realism in a readable book with much scriptural wisdom. It is written by a man seeking to apply a firm belief in God’s…

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McCheyne’s Dundee
Bruce McLennan

Many Christians have heard of Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-43). His reputation endures as a holy and prayerful man who was greatly used by God before his early death. McCheyne’s Dundee examines the final years of his life when he ministered…

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Quiet time for Christians
Adrian V W Freer

Do we need another book on Christians having a quiet time? I did have reservations upon receiving this new title, but my interest was soon piqued after looking through it. It is aimed at those who are unaccustomed to regular…

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Whither God Brings Us: Cambridge and the Reformation Martyrs
David Llewellyn Jenkins

This book was written in order to present histories of some of the Cambridge University Reformation martyrs. It provides varied portraits of men who grew into outstanding Christians. Some of them are well known, such as Thomas Cranmer, Nicholas Ridley…

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Triumphant Love: The contextual, creative and strategic missionary work of Amy Beatrice Carmichael in south India
J (Hans) Kommers

The following information has been provided by Chris Kavanagh, director of the Dohnavur Fellowship Corporation. Dr Jacky Woolcock, who served in Dohnavur 1969–1987 writes, ‘I met Dr Kommers in the Dohnavur UK office in 2015, being offered to read the…

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Thinking Through Creation: Genesis 1 and 2 as Tools of Cultural Critique

The author’s intention was to ‘write the book that I would have wanted to read as an undergraduate student’ (p.137). With both panache and conviction, he has done precisely that. The book is an antidote to the disposable, woolly thinking…

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Praying for the World – understanding God’s heart for the Nations
James Fraser & Will Bruce

This book aims to encourage prayer for the world. It provides a series of 60 daily readings, divided into three sections of varying length. Each section, allocated to one of the contributing authors, takes a different perspective on prayer. In…

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