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All Reviews from April 2007

Review

April 2007
Reviews > Book

Bold as a lion

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 as ‘Children of the heavenly king’ and ‘Lo! He comes with clouds descending’ (subsequently…

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April 2007
Reviews > Book

Jesus himself; the story of the resurrection

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 his introduction to these short chapters, ‘They hardly break any new ground’. There are…

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April 2007
Reviews > Film

Apocalypto and the Bible

Mel Gibson’s film Apocalypto will introduce cinema audiences on both sides of the Atlantic to the ancient apostasy that flourished after the global flood. I am not suggesting that Gibson is aware of this. He has made a violent and gory movie about the Mayans of Central America, including their cutting hearts out of…

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