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Review – Power and poverty – Dewi Hughes – IVP
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Review – Power and poverty – Dewi Hughes – IVP

Power and poverty Dewi HughesIVP; 256 pages; £14.99; ISBN: 978-1-84474-312 4 Authored by the Theological Advisor for Tearfund, this book is a major work aiming to give a biblical understanding of, and Christian responses to, the desperate poverty so many experience. He…

Review – 365 days with Calvin – Ed Joel R. Beeke – Day One
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Review – 365 days with Calvin – Ed Joel R. Beeke – Day One

365 days with Calvin Ed. Joel R. BeekeDay One Publications (jointly with Reformation Heritage)397 pages; £12.00; ISBN: 978-1846251146 Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Calvin (1509-1564), it is good to see the publication of new books about and selections…

Review – ESV Study Bible – Crossway
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Review – ESV Study Bible – Crossway

ESV Study Bible Crossway2,776 pages; £39.99; ISBN: 978-1433502415 This Study Bible, based on the ESV text first published in 2001, has been created by a team of 95 evangelical scholars and is intended to help people gain a better and deeper understanding…

Review – Such a great salvation – Alan Stibbs – Christian Focus (Mentor)
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Review – Such a great salvation – Alan Stibbs – Christian Focus (Mentor)

Such a great salvation Alan StibbsChristian Focus (Mentor)316 pages; £11.99; ISBN: 978-1-84550-423-6 To read these essays by the late Alan Stibbs was for me akin to a refresher course. They had the effect of bringing me back to the early sixties, when…

Review – Great gospel words – Colin N. Peckham – Day One
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Review – Great gospel words – Colin N. Peckham – Day One

Great gospel words Colin N. PeckhamDay One Publications; 120 pages; £6.00ISBN: 978-1846251382 I wish I could heartily recommend this book, for there is much that is good in it. Dr Peckham takes us through five 'great gospel words' - salvation, repentance, justification,…

Review – The New Testament as literature – Kyle Keefer – Oxford University Press
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Review – The New Testament as literature – Kyle Keefer – Oxford University Press

The New Testament as literature – a very short introductionKyle KeeferOxford University Press; 114 pages; £7.99ISBN: 978-0195300208 This is one of a series of 'very short introductions' to subjects as diverse as anarchism, dreaming, Kafka, music and schizophrenia! Its author is…

Review – God’s light on dark clouds – Theodore L. Cuyler – Banner of Truth
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Review – God’s light on dark clouds – Theodore L. Cuyler – Banner of Truth

God's light on dark clouds Theodore L. CuylerBanner of Truth; 134 pages; £5.00; ISBN: 978-1848710238 This little gem was a best-seller when first published in 1882. The author was a pastor in New York who was bereaved of three children - two…

Review – Make your church’s money work – John Temple – Day One
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Review – Make your church’s money work – John Temple – Day One

Make your church's money work John TempleDay One Publications; 90 pages; £5.00; ISBN: 978-1846251504 The wise handling of our own money is a challenge which we face daily, but the responsibility of handling wisely monies given to the church often weighs far…

Review – The preaching of Jonathan Edwards – John Carrick – Banner of Truth
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Review – The preaching of Jonathan Edwards – John Carrick – Banner of Truth

The preaching of Jonathan Edwards John CarrickBanner of Truth465 pages; £17.00ISBN: 978-0851519838 Jonathan Edwards has received a vast amount of scholarly attention in recent years. In Dr Carrick's book it is specifically Edwards' preaching that comes under the microscope. It receives a…

Review – Christianity victorious – Roy Mohon – Truthzone
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Review – Christianity victorious – Roy Mohon – Truthzone

Christianity victorious - winning the war on spiritual terror Roy MohonTruthzone; 156 pages; £8.50; ISBN: 978-0954633035 This is an unusual and stimulating book. It explores tactics used by Satan in his unrelenting warfare against the Lord and the 'seed of the woman',…

Review – From grief to glory – James W. Bruce – Banner of Truth
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Review – From grief to glory – James W. Bruce – Banner of Truth

From grief to glory James W. BruceBanner of Truth214 pages; £6.25; ISBN: 978-0851519968      The book has a prologue and an epilogue. The main text between consists of three parts entitled 'The angel of death', 'The valley of weeping' and 'The path…

Review – Isaiah: Volume 1 – EP Books – John L. Mackay
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Review – Isaiah: Volume 1 – EP Books – John L. Mackay

Isaiah: Volume 1 John L. MackayEvangelical Press; 864 pages; £29.95; ISBN: 978-0852346563 This truly magnificent book, in the EP Study Commentary series, is everything a commentary should be. It begins with a very useful introduction to Isaiah as a whole and ends…