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All Reviews from April 2014

14 Words from Jesus

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April 2014
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14 Words from Jesus

14 Words from Jesus J M Boice & P G Ryken Christian Focus Publications 160, £7.99 ISBN: 978-1-78191-205-8 Star Rating: 5 When this book first arrived, its unassuming size and presentation meant that I allowed the busy-ness of life to delay my reading. This was a mistake. When I finally did open it, I…

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Rebels Rescued

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April 2014

Rebels Rescued

Rebels Rescued Brian Cosby Christian Focus Publications 112, £5.99 ISBN: 978-1-84550-980-4 Star Rating: 3 This book is a foreign buffet, where the restaurant gives you a little taste of everything to introduce you to the palette. Here the strong and simple flavours of Reformed theology are laid out in appetising style and bite-size amount.…

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Safe? How can we be sure of God’s love

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April 2014

Safe? How can we be sure of God’s love

Safe? How can we be sure of God’s love Frank Retief Christian Focus Publications 144, £5.99 ISBN: 978-1-84550-970-5 Star Rating: 4 Have you ever felt that you are not good enough for God? Do you live in some fear that he might never accept you, or even reject you? Do you perhaps think that God’s…

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PT Resources – Teaching Numbers

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April 2014

PT Resources – Teaching Numbers

PT Resources – Teaching Numbers Adrian Reynolds Christian Focus Publications 304, £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-78191-156-3 Star Rating: 4 This is the twelfth book in the ‘From text to message’ series by the Proclamation Trust and a welcome addition. The aim of the series is to give preachers, teachers, Bible study leaders and youth workers much…

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Confessing Jesus as Lord

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April 2014

Confessing Jesus as Lord

Confessing Jesus as Lord Terry ChrisopeChristian Focus Publications352 pages, £12.99ISBN: 978-1-84550-962-0Star Rating : 3 This book is a fascinating exploration of the significance of the first and simplest of all Christian statements of faith: ‘Jesus is Lord’. The argument of the book can be stated in three points. First, God is Lord of all.…

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God’s Needle

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April 2014

God’s Needle

God’s needle L. Gaynor & J. Butterworth Monarch (Lion Hudson), 208 pages, £8.99 ISBN: 978-0-85721-456-0 Star Rating : 4 This book was published on the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Worldwide Evangelisation Crusade. A biography of one of their missionaries is a good way to mark this important milestone. Convinced from an…

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Ardent Love for Jesus

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April 2014

Ardent Love for Jesus

Ardent Love for JesusMichael A G HaykinBryntirion Press160, £0.00ISBN: 978-1-85049-248-1Star Rating: 5 This book is a delight to read. With a rare combination of an American author writing about English Baptists and being inspired by a revival conference in Wales, it has to be good! The subtitle is ‘Learning from the eighteenth-century Baptist revival’,…

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Global Diffusion of Evangelicalism

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April 2014

Global Diffusion of Evangelicalism

Global Diffusion of Evangelicalism Brian Stanley IVP 290, £19.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-621-7 Star Rating: 4   This is the fifth volume in the series,‘A history of evangelicalism’, produced under the general editorship of Professors David Bebbington and Mark Noll. The author is well known as a historian of twentieth-century evangelicalism. As anticipated, therefore, Prof. Brian Stanley…

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God’s Greatest Blessing

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April 2014

God’s Greatest Blessing

God’s greatest blessing Frank AllredGrace Publications208 pages, £8.99ISBN: 978-0-94646-288-9Star rating : 2 The doctrine of the Christian’s adoption as a child of God has well been described as our highest blessing. Frank Allred suggests that adoption embraces all of the other blessings of the gospel and likens it to the invisible steel framework that…

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April 2014
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Bitesize Biography – Hugh Latimer

Hugh Latimer Richard M. Hannula EP Books, 128 pages, £6.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-304-4 This concise Bitesize Biography of Hugh Latimer is a thoroughly enjoyable read. Its subject was the foremost preacher of the English Reformation. Each chapter summarises a significant section of Latimer’s life, beginning with his conversion at Cambridge University, where, after strongly opposing…

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