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‘Ever, only, ALL for Thee’: Glimpses of the life of Frances Ridley Havergal

I really like this little book and can easily understand how it came to be written and compiled. While proof-reading The complete works of Frances Ridley Havergal, Pamela Bugden realised the many blessings to be obtained through reading and studying…

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Frances Ridley Havergal, the English hymn-writer and poet
Carol Purves

To most readers of this review Frances Ridley Havergal is probably best known as the writer of such hymns as 'Take my life', and 'Lord, speak to me, that I may speak'. This book, the latest of the Day One…

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Christmas Evans – no ordinary preacher
Tim Shenton

One thing is certain: this book is a conversation starter. Whenever I left my copy on the coffee table, visitors would pick it up and ask in bemused tones, 'What sort of a name is Christmas Evans?' I knew a…

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Cornelius Van Til: Reformed apologist and churchman
John R. Muether

Cornelius Van Til was arguably the most significant and yet most under-appreciated Christian apologist of the 20th century. That is so in part because his writings are not always easy to understand and he has often been viewed as a…

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Christianity: Is it True?—Answering questions through real lives
David J Randall

This is a really interesting small book consisting of twelve biographies of Christian heroes of faith. They begin with the earliest, St Columba of Iona, then work through history, including John Bunyan and William Wilberforce on the way, before finishing…

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Five Half-Truths—Addressing the most common misconceptions of Christianity
Flip Michaels

This helpful little book aims to help navigate people though confusions that contemporary society generates, and which so often derail those who engage with Christian teaching. It also serves to clearly ground believers in the faith, especially as they seek…

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Journal of the Seminary of the Free Church of Scotland (Continuing), Volume 4.

This edition of the Journal contains seven articles, six by contemporary Free Church (Continuing) ministers who have lectured at the seminary, and one by a nineteenth-century Free Church of Scotland theologian, George Smeaton. The work could have done with better…

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Called? Pastoral Guidance for the Divine Call to Gospel Ministry
Michael A Milton

It is a momentous thing for a man to feel that the Lord is calling him to gospel ministry. Michael A. Milton sets out to guide his readers through the various stages of responding to the Lord’s call. His work…

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The Gospel Comes with a House Key: Practicing Radically Ordinary Hospitality in Our Post-Christian World (TGC (Women’s Initiatives))
Rosaria Butterfield

I was looking forward to reading this book as I thought I was quite good at hospitality. However, it put me firmly in my place! Nevertheless I did really enjoy reading it, it’s compelling and full of encouraging testimonies of…

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A Child’s First Book About Marriage: God’s Way is Always Best
Jani Ortlund

How well are Christian parents teaching their children what God’s word says about marriage? Are they equipped to counter the homosexual rights propaganda which their children will be exposed to at school or through television? This short, colourful book describes…

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#TBH: Basic Challenges to Millennials Who Can’t Even
Regan Blanton King

This book provides a balanced and biblical remedy to the issues that characterise the millennial generation (loosely defined as those people who reached adulthood in the twenty-first century). As well as challenging any readers born into that category, the book…

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Being a Christian: The Basics of Christian living
Stephen Kneale

Someone in your church has just become a Christian. Now, what do you do? If you are looking for a book to give to them, then I can recommend this one. In eight concise chapters which are written in a…