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All Reviews from August 2012

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August 2012

Setting our sights on Heaven

Setting our sights on Heaven Paul D Wolfe Banner of Truth Trust 194, £7.50 ISBN: 978-1-84871-143-3 Star Rating: 3 Setting our Sights on Heaven. What a marvelous subject to be writing on as a Christian author!Sinclair Ferguson in his ‘Foreword’ is sadly right, when he accurately diagnoses a problem faced by many contemporary churches.…

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August 2012

Joseph the Dream Interpreter

Joseph the Dream Interpreter Helen Clark Day One Publications 160, £6.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-305-8 Star Rating: 4 This well presented book published by Day One is one of a series by Helen Clark. It follows the life of Joseph and although as Helen Clark states in her introduction; most people will have heard of Joseph…

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August 2012

Major Points from the Minor Prophets

Major Points from the Minor ProphetsJohn BlanchardEvangelical Press288, £8.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-782-9Star Rating: 0 As the ‘clean pages’ in our Bibles they appear culturally foreign and remote from our modern Christian understanding. Some chapters can strike us as uncouth and inhospitable. But the author serves us superbly, becoming to the Minor Prophets what Lonely Planet is…

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August 2012
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Bitesize Biography – Thomas Cranmer

Bitesize Biography – Thomas Cranmer Colin Hamer Evangelical Press 128, £5.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-773-7 Star Rating: *** Colin Hamer has done a great service to the Christian public in making this book available. It is part of the excellent series, ‘Bitesize Biographies’. Little is available on the life of Cranmer, apart from Jasper Ridley’s rather…

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August 2012

Focus on the Bible – Ecclesiastes

Ecclesiastes The Philippians of the Old Testament William D. Barrick Christian Focus 240 pages £9.99 ISBN 978-1-84550-776-3   Surveying my bookshelves I notice that I possess more commentaries on Ecclesiastes than any other book of the Bible. Does this indicate that I have found this part of Scripture the most difficult to understand? Does…

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August 2012

Different by Design

Different by Design Carrie Sandom Christian Focus 240, £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-84550-782-4 Star Rating: 3/4 This book aims to clearly and straightforwardly explain the Bible’s teaching about God’s plan for the lives of men and women. The author uses the unfolding pattern of ‘salvation history’ to describe how His design ought to shape our lives.…

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August 2012

Doxology!

Doxology Exploring and enjoying the New Testament benedictions Stan K Evers Day One, 181 pages, £8   This is a rich little book.  In twenty-eight chapters the author takes each of the benedictions and doxologies in the New Testament and provides a heart-warming and stimulating exposition of each.  Helpful quotations from other writers are…

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August 2012

Robert Chapman: apostle of love

Robert Chapman: Apostle of Love Robert L Peterson Lewis and Roth Publishers 210pages, £4.64 (Kindle edition) ISBN: 978-0936083278 Star rating: 4 stars   A letter from overseas was once addressed simply to ‘R C Chapman, University of Love, England’; yet so well known was its intended recipient and his reputation that it was correctly…

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August 2012

The gospel focus of Charles Spurgeon

The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon Steven J Lawson Reformation Trust 160 Pages, £6.92 ISBN: 978-1567692808 Star rating: 4 stars   Steven Lawson has spent the best part of forty years studying the life and ministry of the great Baptist preacher Charles Spurgeon, and it shows in this latest addition to his excellent series…

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