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Bold as a lion
Peter Gentry and Paul Taylor

An early death at the age of thirty-six in 1755 deprived John Cennick of the renown enjoyed by the other great preachers of the Evangelical Revival. He is relatively little known apart from a few of his 750 hymns, such…

John Henry Newman: Becoming Rome’s first ecumenical saint
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John Henry Newman: Becoming Rome’s first ecumenical saint
Richard Bennett and Michael de Semlyen

The German-born Pope Benedict XVI is due to carry out a state visit to the UK from 16-19 September. The climax of this visit is a Mass in Coventry at which the Pope will beatify John Henry Newman (1801-1890). Newman…

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From strength to strength: a life of Marcus Loane
Allan Blanch

On 23 April 1954, a student at Moore College, Sydney, was listening to a history lecture by Marcus Loane, being part of a series on Paul and Acts. It was a day not to be forgotten by W. J. Lawton,…

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Jesus himself; the story of the resurrection
Marcus Loane

Always appreciating the writings of Marcus Loane, I anticipated this small volume with not a little relish. But, expecting vintage Loane, I was sorry to be disappointed. Perhaps I should have been more prepared, for the author himself says in…

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Makers of Puritan history
Marcus Loane

This is an update of a book originally written in 1960, describing the great 17th century struggle for religious freedom. The author highlights the conflict as seen through the lives of four eminent Puritans – Alexander Henderson, Samuel Rutherford, John…

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Faraday – Man of science and man of God
Andy McIntosh

A sad trend in Britain is the declining awareness of our Christian heritage. The ambition to change the world is good, and past generations did just that. We often think of the noble army of pastors, teachers and missionaries who…

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The Message of Discipleship: Authentic Followers Of Jesus In Today’s World (Bible Speaks Today Themes)
Peter Morden

Discipleship is a vast theme, including virtually the whole life of the believer. The author is surely right when he rejects the idea of there being two classes of Christian, the believer and the disciple. We are all called to…

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Take Care of Yourself: Survive and Thrive in Christian Ministry (Lausanne Library)
Pablo Martinez

Whilst primarily aimed at those in full-time ministry, this book would be worth reading to help you understand the battles of those in ministry. It will fuel your prayers for them and show how you might be able to encourage…

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Breaking the Silence on Child Abuse
Robert Stevens

As a boarder in a cathedral school, Robert Stevens was abused by several of the masters. In this book he gives a very brief account, without explicit detail, of what happened. It was then some decades before he began to…

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The Preacher’s Catechism
Lewis Allen

Lewis Allen has evidently thought long and hard about the nature of the Christian ministry. The result is The Preacher’s Catechism, a collection of 43 questions and answers which bring essential truths to the preacher’s heart. Loosely following the structure…

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Evolution and the Christian Faith. Theistic evolution in the light of scripture (Creation Points)
Philip Bell

The creation / evolution debate still rages, and many Christians believe it is both scientifically untenable and scripturally naïve to accept a literal account of the beginning of Genesis. Some even charge creationists with pushing a teaching that is a…

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Theistic Evolution: A Scientific, Philosophical, and Theological Critique
Wayne Grudem

We live in a day when strenuous efforts are being made to persuade evangelicals to rewrite their theology to accommodate the evolutionary theory of origins.  Books advocating the harmony of Christianity and evolution by scientists such as Francis Collins  and…