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A Face Like A Flint
Jeremy Walker

The title is inspired by Mark 10:32, where Jesus’ disciples were awestruck by the single-minded manner in which he made his way toward Jerusalem. Jeremy Walker describes movingly how the Lord Jesus recognised and embraced his identity as the Son…

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The Grace of Shame: 7 Ways the Church Has Failed to Love Homosexuals
Tim Bayly

By God’s grace, the authors’ church ministry has led a large number of homosexuals to repentance and godly living. This change has involved more than simply abstaining from prohibited sexual activities, but a turning from the sin of ‘effeminacy’ (1…

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Can We Trust the Gospels?
Peter J. Williams

This is almost unique as an apologetic resource. Christians usually must choose between big books which are scholarly or popular books which are simplistic. This book presents robust arguments that ordinary people can follow. In eight digestible chapters Williams serves…

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How the Bible Can Change Your Life: Answers to the Ten Most Common Questions about the Bible
Josh Moody

This book started as a series of sermons preached at Wheaton Chapel in which Pastor Moody aimed to answer questions about the Bible. I appreciated Moody’s aim in addressing these questions. His points were often fresh, illuminating and helpful. One…

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Long Story Short: The Bible in 12 Phrases
Glen Scrivener

This is an ambitious little book. The eponymous ‘long story’ is the Scriptures. The subtitle describes what Scrivener is attempting: ‘The Bible in 12 phrases’. There are nine pithy chapters covering the Old Testament. Three are given to the New…

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John Newton (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
Simonetta Carr

Christian Biographies for Young Readers seek to introduce seven-to twelve-year-olds to some important characters from church history. This addition to the series is well researched and documented. The author takes care to set John Newton in his historical setting, explaining…

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The Pastor’s Soul
Brian Croft;Jim Savastio

On the basis that pastors live and work under considerable pressure, this short and lucid book aims to offer them some of the help they so greatly need. The authors are both Baptist pastors in Louisville, Kentucky. They write with…

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The Christian’s Creed: Embracing the Apostolic Faith
Stanley D Gale

This book aims to provide a simple expression of the core beliefs of the Christian faith. What better way to do this than to work systematically through the Apostles’ Creed? There has been a recent survey in order to answer…

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Emil Brunner: A Reappraisal
Alister E. McGrath

Alister McGrath has written a masterly biography of the distinguished and influential Swiss theologian and professor, Emil Brunner (1889-1966). If you studied theology in the 1970s or 80s, Brunner’s name would have soon come up. Who then, was Emil Brunner?…

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The Genesis of marriage – God’s Declaration, Drama and Purpose
Richard Shenk

Rick Shenk’s noble project is to elevate Christian marriage, reinstating its sacred character. Secularists may hijack the term ‘marriage’ but Christians must live by God’s revealed teaching. Destructive human meddling in this institution cannot change God’s original design. The blurb…

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The Ark of Safety: Is There Salvation Outside of the Church?
Ryan M McGraw

Tucked away in Chapter 25 of the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) is a reference to ‘the visible Church… out of which there is no ordinary possibility of salvation’. To lovers of Protestant theology, this statement may sound a little,…

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John G. Paton: Missionary to the Cannibals of the South Seas
Paul Schlehlein

This is an excellent book. John Paton left his native Scottish soil and set sail with his wife and infant son for the mission field 160 years ago. His destination was the New Hebrides: a cluster of islands in the…