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January 2017

PERSONAL VIEW: The single Christian and romance

Trevor A. Baker (Wigan) discusses issues arising out of Stuart Burgess’s book, God’s way for romance: getting back to biblical courtship, published by Day One (112 pages, £6.00; ISBN: 978-1-84625-497-0). There are three key problems with God’s way for romance: getting back to biblical courtship. First, the author seems to confuse Western cultural traditions…

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August 2013

Holiday reading

2013 Books of the month January   February     March     April   May   June   July     August        

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August 2013

Summer reading

In our increasingly busy lives it is often not possible to find time to reflect, meditate or concentrate on the bigger issues and more important questions of life — questions like the state of our relationship with Christ, or how we spend our time here on earth. Sometimes a week or two's break is the…

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May 2013

Universalism à la mode (2)

Rob Bell’s well-known book, Love wins, is supposedly about God’s love. He says, ‘I believe that Jesus’s story is first and foremost about the love of God for every single one of us’.   He states that ‘God’s love will eventually melt even the hardest hearts’. And it is easy to see where the…

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Maximum impact
August 2011

Maximum impact

Maximum impactWayne MackP & R Publishing; 316 pages, £11.99ISBN: 978-1-59638-204-6Subtitled 'Living and loving for God's glory', this book is a clear, accessible exposition of 1 Corinthians chapter 13.     Wayne Mack is best known in the UK for his valuable contribution to the work on biblical counselling. Inevitably then, this kind of approach permeates…

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A time to care: loving your elderly parents
August 2011

A time to care: loving your elderly parents

A time to care: loving your elderly parentsEmily AckermanInter-Varsity Press; 190 pages, £7.99; ISBN: 978-1-84474-487-9The changing relationship between adult children and ageing parents is challenging for all concerned. When we were young, our parents did everything for us.     Even in our early adult years, newly-retired parents with time on their hands may continue…

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Adam ate with dinosaurs
August 2011

Adam ate with dinosaurs

Adam ate with dinosaursChristopher J. TokeleyAthena Press; 158 pages, £9.99; ISBN: 978-1-84748-708-7This book has the worthy goal of helping Christians to think biblically about origins. The author claims no special background in science, but writes persuasively and enthusiastically, as someone who has informed himself whilst pursuing a career in international trade finance.     The…

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Wait till you see the butterfly
August 2011

Wait till you see the butterfly

Wait till you see the butterflyDoreen TammingaBanner of Truth; 246 pages, £7.50; ISBN: 978-1-84871-101 Doreen Tamminga, a Canadian school teacher, originally wrote these short stories for The messenger, a magazine published by the Free Reformed Churches of North America. They are aimed at children growing up in Christian homes, or, at least, from a…

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