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The Devil’s Music: How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock ’n’ Roll
Randall J. Stephens

In pacey style, The Devil’s Music traces the turbulent relationship between pop music and American evangelicalism from the 1950s to the present day. The story begins in the revivalist meetings of Pentecostal churches in the southern states, characterised by shouting,…

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Adam: The First and the Last. Responding to modern attacks on Adam and Christ
Simon Turpin

In recent years, a concerning phenomenon has emerged: issues that once divided evangelical Christians from liberals are now debated within evangelicalism itself. Heavily influenced by the tenets of evolutionary orthodoxy, prominent writers are increasingly going for the jugular. We evangelicals…

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Jesus Through the Old Testament: Transform your Bible understanding
Graeme Goldsworthy

The whole Bible presents Jesus, but do we always perceive him? Graeme sets out to help Christians see the centrality of Jesus to the Old Testament (OT). The book is in two halves, the first covering how to see Jesus…

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What are We Doing Here?
Marilynne Robinson

The distinguished American author of these essays was awarded the National Humanities Medal by President Obama and has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction. She is widely respected among conservative evangelical figures on both sides of the Atlantic. The fifteen…

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Universe – Time, Space, Life, God
Nigel Faithfull

Everyone has questions on big issues. This title provides fascinating insights into four common areas of such questions: time, space, life and God. The four areas are addressed separately, each section giving scientific details (where relevant) as well as quotations…

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The Long Night: A True Story
Ernst Israel Bornstein

This book is Bornstein’s account of his experience of the Holocaust. He was first incarcerated in September 1938 (aged 15) and was finally liberated by American soldiers in April 1945. It is a harrowing account of suffering, opening with a…

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The Fear of God
John Bunyan

In days when any true understanding of the fear of God is in short supply, this challenging book calls us to wonder again at the character and glory of God and rebukes our careless and sloppy attitudes to his holiness…

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The Gospel-Shaped Life
Ian Hamilton

Some readers may be familiar with Ian Hamilton’s earlier work, The Faith-Shaped Life — a series of 43 short pieces examining dimensions of our faith as believers in Jesus. The Gospel-Shaped Life follows the same pattern. It aims ‘to explore…

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The Doctor Who Became a Preacher: Martyn Lloyd-Jones (Banner Board Books)
Rebecca VanDoodewaard

This is a cracking little board book for reading to very young children. It shows how doctors help people who are sick, before relating how Martyn Lloyd-Jones chose to preach the good news instead, with many people coming to hear…

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Small Town Jesus: Taking the gospel mission seriously in seemingly unimportant places
Donnie Griggs

Small Town Jesus is problematic. Its premise is that Christian society regards small towns with disdain and irrelevance, which Griggs seeks to challenge. Interestingly, he never states his definition of a small town other than a place which lacks cinemas,…

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Paul: A Biography
Professor Tom Wright

This is the latest book from retired Anglican bishop, N. T. Wright. It is geared towards a popular rather than academic audience. There is much to commend. An overview of Paul’s life and thought is provided, synthesising Acts and the…

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It Takes a Church to Raise a Parent: Creating a culture where parenting for faith can flourish
Rachel Turner

This book aims to show how the church can equip parents so they can ‘parent for faith’. I agree wholeheartedly with its focus on helping one another within a church context. When we become Christians, we are part of God’s…