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All Reviews from January 2016

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January 2016

Fighting Satan

Some people perceive so much demon activity that personal responsibility is undermined. Others so totally ignore Satan that they effectively deny his reality. Joel Beeke avoids both extremes, and offers a balanced attitude. He points out that demon possession was fairly frequent during the ministry of Jesus, less prominent in the book of Acts,…

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January 2016

Staying pure online

Many Christian parents need to wake up to the scale and horror of online pornography. Church leaders who care about the purity of their congregations need both to be alert to the temptations of the 21st century and how to equip their people to avoid sexual sin. Staying pure online is a book which will help leaders…

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January 2016

Martyrs of Malatya

This book is both an easy and difficult read. It is easy because the storyline is gripping and well written. It is difficult because the story is about the gruesome murders of three fine Christian men. The story takes place in 2007 and is based in Malatya, eastern Turkey. It begins with the murder…

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January 2016

Travel with the Pilgrim Fathers

We don’t think of books in practical terms, but Travel with the Pilgrim Fathers (part of the ‘Travel with’ series of Day One) is a sturdy wee guide, just asking to be put in your pocket. The title of the publication gives the impression that it is a guidebook tracing the footsteps of the…

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January 2016

Gamechangers – key figures of the Christian church

In this unusual book, Robert Letham explores the influence of twelve individuals who have had a lasting impact on the theology or organisation of the church. Inevitably, his choice of figures is a personal one. It is no surprise to see Augustine, Luther and Calvin; less obvious, perhaps, are Charles the Great, Heinrich Bullinger…

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January 2016

NIV Proclamation Bible

The dust jacket of this NIV Bible asserts that this is ‘the clearest and most accurate modern English Bible translation’. It has the recently updated 2011 text. However, it was believed by the translators that there had been such a shift in the English language that a new, gender-inclusive revision of the NIV was…

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January 2016

Ephesians for You

‘Read your Bible, pray every day and you’ll grow, grow, grow.’ What a delightful and true Sunday school reminder this is! Scripture is an essential part of Christian life; understanding its message is of utmost importance for this life and the next. There is, sadly, a contrasting modern trend which impugns the relevance and…

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January 2016

How should we develop biblical friendship (Kindle Edition)

The aim of the authors is to answer this question by examining relationships described in the Scriptures and in church history. This booklet is a useful publication; its style and expression make it very accessible, although more emphasis could have been given to the supreme friendship which exists between the Persons of the Trinity,…

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January 2016

PT Resources – Teaching 1 Kings

This helpful guide to 1 Kings is part of a series published by Christian Focus in conjunction with the Proclamation Trust. It is mainly designed for expository preachers or small group leaders intending to teach the book consecutively. It would also be useful for any intending to use it in daily devotions. There is…

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