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Review – Bible and church conference – Dr Peter J. Williams, Dr Dirk Jongkind, Dr Simon J. Gathercole – Tyndale House
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Review – Bible and church conference – Dr Peter J. Williams, Dr Dirk Jongkind, Dr Simon J. Gathercole – Tyndale House

DVD reviewBible and church conferenceDr Peter J. Williams, Dr Dirk Jongkind, Dr Simon J. GathercoleTyndale House; 138 minutes; £17.50 (More details from www.bibleandchurch.com) Three NT scholars spoke at Westminster Chapel in June 2009 seeking to provide Christians with reliable scholarly evidence…

Review – Let’s study Matthew – Mark E. Ross – Banner of Truth
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Review – Let’s study Matthew – Mark E. Ross – Banner of Truth

Let's study Matthew Mark E. RossBanner of Truth; 352 pages; £9.00; ISBN: 978-1-84871-007-8 Judging by the title and book cover, Let's study Matthew is intended to be an introductory survey. So let's study its commentary on 2:13-23 as a specimen of the…

Review – Fire from heaven – times of extraordinary revival – Paul E. G. Cook – EP Books
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Review – Fire from heaven – times of extraordinary revival – Paul E. G. Cook – EP Books

Fire from heaven - times of extraordinary revival Paul E. G. CookEP Books; 143 pages; £8.99; ISBN: 0-85234-709-X Shortly after arriving in London from my native west Cornwall 25 years ago, while working for a few months at the Evangelical Library, I…

Review – The trellis and the vine – Colin Marshall & Tony Payne – Matthias Media
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Review – The trellis and the vine – Colin Marshall & Tony Payne – Matthias Media

The trellis and the vine Colin Marshall & Tony PayneMatthias Media; 196 pages; ISBN: 978-1-921441585 This is a book that will challenge the reader to examine seriously the methods his or her church is following as it makes disciples of Christ in…

DVD Review – Flywheel; Facing the giants; Fireproof – Sherwood Pictures
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DVD Review – Flywheel; Facing the giants; Fireproof – Sherwood Pictures

DVD review                                     Flywheel; Facing the giants; Fireproof Sherwood Pictures If you are in the habit of sitting down of an evening to watch a DVD with family or friends then you may have come across one or more films produced by an…

Review – A shelter in the time of storm – meditations on God and trouble – Paul David Tripp – IVP
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Review – A shelter in the time of storm – meditations on God and trouble – Paul David Tripp – IVP

A shelter in the time of storm - meditations on God and trouble Paul David TrippIVP; 159 pages; £7.99; ISBN: 978-1-84474-376-6  'Self-sovereignty is the dream of every sinner. It's hard for us to trust ourselves to the wisdom, power, and control…

Review – Follow me: becoming a liberated disciple – John Valentine – IVP
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Review – Follow me: becoming a liberated disciple – John Valentine – IVP

Follow me: becoming a liberated disciple John ValentineIVP; 155 pages; £7.99; ISNB: 978-1-84474-394-0 I began reading this book cautiously; the subtitle worried me. However, as I read it, I became increasingly impressed. The book is full of commonsense realism, accompanied by recognition…

Review – True love – understanding the real meaning of Christian love – James M. Renihan – EP Books
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Review – True love – understanding the real meaning of Christian love – James M. Renihan – EP Books

True love - understanding the real meaning of Christian love James M. RenihanEP Books; 144 pages; £8.99; ISBN: 08-5234-713-8 This is one of the best books I've read for a long time. True Love - understanding the real meaning of Christian love…

Review – God’s people in the wilderness – the church in Hebrews – O. Palmer Robertson – Christian Focus
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Review – God’s people in the wilderness – the church in Hebrews – O. Palmer Robertson – Christian Focus

God's people in the wilderness - the church in Hebrews O. Palmer RobertsonChristian Focus; 149 pages; £9.99; ISBN: 978-1-84550-477-9 Here is an unusual and timely book. It is unusual in that it tackles a subject that commentators often miss, and timely because…

Review – A guide to Christian living – John Calvin – Banner of Truth
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Review – A guide to Christian living – John Calvin – Banner of Truth

A guide to Christian living John Calvin (trans. by Robert White) Banner of Truth; 149 pages; £10.00; ISBN: 978-1-84871-040-5 This was originally a stand-alone chapter from Calvin's Institutes of the Christian religion, published in 1552 as a pocket-sized French edition.…

Review – The end of Christianity: finding a good God in an evil world – William Dembski – Paternoster
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Review – The end of Christianity: finding a good God in an evil world – William Dembski – Paternoster

The end of Christianity: finding a good God in an evil world William DembskiPaternoster; 254 pages; £16.99; ISBN: 978-1-84227-682-2 According to Richard Dawkins (The greatest show on earth, p.  92), 'Theologians worry about the problems of suffering and evil, to the extent…

Review – The dark side of Christian counselling – Dr E. S. Williams – Wakeman Trust
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Review – The dark side of Christian counselling – Dr E. S. Williams – Wakeman Trust

The dark side of Christian counselling Dr E. S. WilliamsWakeman Trust and Belmont House Publishing; 155 pages; £6.95; ISBN: 978-1-870855-65-5 This book re-opens a debate on Christian counselling first raised by Jay Adams in his Competent to counsel published in 1970.     According…