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All Reviews from April 2013

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April 2013

Thoughts Fixed and Affections Flaming

Thoughts fixed and affections flaming Nigel Faithfull Day One Publications 266 pages, £10.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-309-6 Star rating : 3 This book aims to introduce readers to Matthew Henry’s Exposition of the Bible by means of choice quotations from Genesis 1:1 to Revelation 22:21. There is also a brief biographical sketch of Matthew Henry, and…

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April 2013

The explicit gospel

The explicit gospel Matt Chandler IVP 240, £9.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-578-4 Star Rating: 4 This is an excellent and thought-provoking book. It has amusing illustrations, yet pulls no punches in its desire to show the riches of the gospel. Matt Chandler wants every Christian, and certainly every preacher and teacher, to be absolutely clear in their…

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April 2013

You, Your Family and the Internet

  You, Your Family and the Internet—What Every Christian in the Digital Age Ought to Know David Clark Day One 108 pages, £5.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-340-9 Star Rating: 4   David Clark has spent over 30 years working with computer technologies and at least that long as a Christian leader. He has written a readable…

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April 2013

God is a Communicative Being: Divine Communicativeness and Harmony in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards

God is a Communicative Being: Divine Communicativeness and Harmony in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards William M. Schweitzer T&T Clark 208, £60.00 ISBN: 978-0567195227 Star Rating: 5 Maximum This book is based on theological research conducted by the author, before he became the church planting minister at Gateshead Presbyterian Church. In that, he is…

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April 2013

Connected

Connected Sam Allberry IVP 176, £7.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-588-3 Star Rating: 5 I received this just before Christmas and was not really looking forward to reviewing a book on the Trinity, especially during the busy Christmas period. However, I am now glad that I did, for this is a truly exceptional book, dealing with the…

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April 2013

The Perfect Saviour

The perfect Saviour — key themes in Hebrews Edited by Jonathon Griffiths IVP, 175 pages, £ 8.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-538-8 Star Rating: 3   This book is not a commentary as such, but rather a treatment of eight important themes in the epistle to the Hebrews. The editor and the seven other contributors correctly view…

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April 2013

Faith, Hope & the Global Economy

Faith, Hope & the Global EconomyRichard HigginsonIVP256, £9.99ISBN: 978-1-84474-580-7Star Rating: 3 The author is an evangelical Christian with theological and business qualifications. He writes following the global financial crisis and banking, business and political scandals.      He writes passionately, urging Christians in business to be salt and light and not ‘Sunday Christians’. He appeals to Christians as consumers…

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April 2013

True Feelings

True feelings — perspectives on emotions in Christian life and ministry Michael P. Jensen (ed.) Apollos (IVP), 288 pages, 14.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-593-7 Star Rating: 3   There is much expression of emotion in the Bible — for example, the text for the sermon with which this book opens: ‘I yearn for you all with…

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April 2013

Life in the Big Story

Life in the Big Story Heidi Johnston IVP 192, £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-579-1 Star Rating: 4 stars   This is a challenging but heart-warming book. It sets the context for the Christian life and is subtitled ‘Your place in God’s unfolding plan’.      Using Deuteronomy as a base, it challenges readers to examine their life…

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April 2013

The Real Lord’s Prayer

The Real Lord’s PrayerIan S McNaughtonDay One Publications208, £8.00ISBN: 978-1-84625-296-9Star Rating: 4 John 17 is one of the key chapters of Scripture. We learn what Jesus desired, what he prayed for, and therefore what he receives, for us, his church.      Ian McNaughton’s commentary is a verse-by-verse, usually phrase-by-phrase, exposition of this chapter. He…

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April 2013

Opening up Isaiah

Opening up Isaiah Andrew Thomson Day One Publications 160, £6.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-352-2 Star Rating: 3 After the Book of Psalms, the prophecy of Isaiah is the longest book in the Old Testament. So, in approaching Andrew Thomson’s commentary, I wondered how he was going to pack an overview of this magnificent prophecy into 160…

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