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All reviews in February 2019

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How the Bible Can Change Your Life: Answers to the Ten Most Common Questions about the Bible
Josh Moody

This book started as a series of sermons preached at Wheaton Chapel in which Pastor Moody aimed to answer questions about the Bible. I appreciated Moody’s aim in addressing these questions. His points were often fresh, illuminating and helpful. One…

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Long Story Short: The Bible in 12 Phrases
Glen Scrivener

This is an ambitious little book. The eponymous ‘long story’ is the Scriptures. The subtitle describes what Scrivener is attempting: ‘The Bible in 12 phrases’. There are nine pithy chapters covering the Old Testament. Three are given to the New…

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John Newton (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)
Simonetta Carr

Christian Biographies for Young Readers seek to introduce seven-to twelve-year-olds to some important characters from church history. This addition to the series is well researched and documented. The author takes care to set John Newton in his historical setting, explaining…

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The Pastor’s Soul
Brian Croft;Jim Savastio

On the basis that pastors live and work under considerable pressure, this short and lucid book aims to offer them some of the help they so greatly need. The authors are both Baptist pastors in Louisville, Kentucky. They write with…

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The Christian’s Creed: Embracing the Apostolic Faith
Stanley D Gale

This book aims to provide a simple expression of the core beliefs of the Christian faith. What better way to do this than to work systematically through the Apostles’ Creed? There has been a recent survey in order to answer…