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John Calvin – Man of God’s Word
Peter Barnes

Martin Luther said that 'once the pure and certain Word is taken away, there remains no consolation, no salvation, no hope'. That is where the church found itself just before the Reformation. No man did more to point the church…

Dragons or Dinosaurs? –  Cloud Ten Pictures
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Dragons or Dinosaurs? – Cloud Ten Pictures

Dragons or Dinosaurs? Cloud Ten Pictures, 85 minutes   www.cloudtenpictures.com Young-age creationists think that dinosaurs coexisted with human beings before the Flood, and some believe that 'prehistoric' reptiles may even have survived into recent times. These intriguing claims are investigated in…

Maximum impact
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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…

A time to care: loving your elderly parents
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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…

Adam ate with dinosaurs
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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…

Wait till you see the butterfly
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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…

Voices from the past – puritan devotional readings
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Voices from the past – puritan devotional readings

Voices from the past — puritan devotional readingsEd. Richard RushingBanner of Truth; £16.50; ISBN: 978-1-84871-048-1Voices from the past is a book of devotionals for each day of the year (including one for 29 February!).     Richard Rushing has carefully edited…

Love wins: a book about heaven, hell, and the fate of every person who ever lived
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Love wins: a book about heaven, hell, and the fate of every person who ever lived

Love wins: a book about heaven, hell, and the fate of every person who ever livedRob BellHarperCollins; 224 pages, £14.99; ISBN: 978-0-00-742073-5Love wins opens the door wide to universalism — a heresy that ultimately advocates that hell will be empty…

I Believe – the Apostles’ Creed simply explained
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I Believe – the Apostles’ Creed simply explained

I Believe — the Apostles' Creed simply explainedTimothy CrossDay One Publications; 91 pages, £6.00; ISBN: 978-1846252013The title of this book excited me, because I've derived much spiritual strength from the Apostles' Creed, both through reciting it and also in studying…

The Apostles’ Creed – truth with passion
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The Apostles’ Creed – truth with passion

The Apostles' Creed — truth with passionJonathan F. BayesWipf & Stock; 251 pages, £19.75; ISBN: 978-1-60899-539-4The Apostles' Creed? Isn't that a rather unexciting statement of Christian belief, recited every Sunday in parish churches up and down the land?     Not…

Think: the life of the mind and the love of God
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Think: the life of the mind and the love of God

Think: the life of the mind and the love of GodJohn PiperInter-Varsity Press; 222 pages, £9.99; ISBN: 978-1-84474-488-6In this carefully written book, John Piper pleads for Christians to make best use of their minds, to use them to the full…

365 days with Spurgeon
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365 days with Spurgeon

365 days with SpurgeonSelected and arranged by Terence Peter CrosbyDay One; 410 pages, £12; ISBN: 978-1-846252-30-3 365 daily readings? Are you thinking: 'Not another “through the year” book'; or, 'Next year, but not now'?     Think again! This book will delight…