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The Pastor’s Life: Practical Wisdom from the Puritans
Shane W. Parker

This book highlights ‘some of the many lessons that today’s pastors can learn from the Puritans’ (p.151). As such it is aimed at pastors, but the lessons are really for anyone who is a Christian leader. The opening chapter provides…

5 Minutes in Church History: An Introduction to the Stories of God’s Faithfulness in the History of the Church
Stephen J. Nichols

What a breath of fresh air this book is! Stephen Nichols has given us 40 vignettes from church history that are brief enough to be digested over a bowl of cereal. The book doesn’t aim to be a beginner’s guide…

Clash of Visions: Populism and Elitism in New Testament Theology (Reformed Exegetical Doctrinal Studies series)
Robert W. Yarbrough

Robert Yarbrough wrote Clash of Visions in support of what he calls a ‘populist’ approach to the understanding of the New Testament, over against the ‘elitist’ approach which dominates much academic study of the Bible today. The elite, on Yarbrough’s definition, approach…

Final Word: Why We Need the Bible
John MacArthur

If a book can lead you to The Book, then surely it is a book worth reading! Final Word seeks to do just that, teaching the reader about why we need the Bible, and therefore leading them back to the Word of…

Worship or Entertainment?
Peter Masters

Have you ever given serious thought to the principles behind what you sing? This is the challenge which Peter Masters issues in this revised and condensed edition of his well-known title, Worship in the Melting Pot. Written at a popular level,…

The Misted World of Genesis One
Michael L. Drake

There have been so many books on the creation chapters of Genesis that there have to be compelling reasons to recommend another addition. When I started to read Michael Drake’s book, I must admit that, from my knowledge of the…

A Tender Lion: The Life, Ministry, And Message Of J. C. Ryle
Bennett Rogers

This substantial hardback purports to be the first intellectual biography of J. C. Ryle. While it traces a rough chronology of his life, it is primarily a study of the thought, writings, and ministerial activities of ‘the most popular and…

Facing Snarls and Scowls: Preaching through hostility, apathy, and adversity in church revitalization
Brian Croft

This book is all about preaching through hostility, apathy, and adversity while trying to help the church regain its vision and focus. It’s written with the North American church in mind, but it will be useful to every pastor who…

The Lord’s Supper: Answers to common questions
Keith Mathison

The book accomplishes exactly what it says on the cover. Although short, it is by no means shallow. Its chapters are punchy yet weighty, and the style of writing is both accessible and engaging. Written from a Reformed Presbyterian position,…

If I Could Speak: Letters from the Womb
Mark Jones

Abortion statistics for the UK are eye-watering and outrageous. There are about 220,000 abortions per year. That is 25 every hour, of every day. At least one baby will have been murdered in the time taken to read this short…

Pray Big: Learn to Pray Like an Apostle
Alistair Begg

Of the making of books on prayer there seems to be no end. That fact probably reflects the need that almost of all of us feel for more help in this vitally important area of our Christian lives The problem,…

The Lost Message of Paul: Why has the Church misunderstood the Apostle Paul?
Steve Chalke

Steve Chalke’s latest book is well-written and engaging, full of quotes from Scripture, theologians, creeds, and church history. And that’s what makes it so dangerous for evangelicals. He argues that mainstream Protestant Christianity has seriously misread the Apostle Paul. What…