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All Reviews from June 2012

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June 2012

Strong and Courageous – Joshua simply explained

Strong and Courageous – Joshua John D Currid 271pages, £11.99 EP Books ISBN: 978-085234-747-8 Star rating: 4 stars   John D. Currid has again produced another valuable volume on the Old Testament – this time it appears in the Welwyn commentaries, the Bible simply explained. It is similar in style to Dr Currid’s EP…

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June 2012

Serving God’s Words

Serving God’s Words Ed Paul A Barker et al IVP 225 pages, £11.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-547-0 Star Rating: 4   Peter Adam is an Australian Anglican clergyman with a passion for expository preaching. He recently retired as Principal of Ridley College, Melbourne. This book was put together to mark the occasion. Each of the twelve…

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June 2012

Excellence in Preaching

Excellence in Preaching Simon Vibert IVP 174 pages , £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-519-7 Star Rating: 2   Simon Vibert (Wycliffe Hall, Oxford) writes with a commendable goal: riveting preaching. His book admires Jesus’ communication style, and that of twelve popular preachers, known to any downloader of internet sermons. Speakers across the UK/US ecclesiastical spectrum (e.g.…

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June 2012

The Love of Christ

The Love of ChristRichard SibbesBanner of Truth Trust364, £6.50ISBN: 978-1-84871-144-0Star Rating: 4 This is a welcome addition to Banner’s ‘Puritan Paperback’ series. It consists of a famous series of 20 sermons on Song of Songs preached by Richard Sibbes (1577-1635). This is not an abridgement, but a reprint of the Nicol (1862) edition found…

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June 2012

Hit by Friendly Fire

Hit by Friendly Fire Michael A Milton Evangelical Press 96 pages, £4.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-776-8 Star Rating: 4   This little book is sub-titled ‘What to do when fellow believers hurt you’ and is based on a single sermon preached by the author. It comprises 7 very short chapters. The first 3 set the scene,…

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Heroes of the Faith

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June 2012

Heroes of the Faith

Heroes of the faith — role models for the Christian warfare Roy Mohon Truthzone 404 pages, £11.75 (plus £2.00 p&p, from, Truthzone Ltd, 34 Yarm Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 3NG) Star rating: 3 stars   This looks in detail at each of the significant figures of faith in the Old Testament, from Abel to David.…

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June 2012

The Mystery of the Last Supper: Reconstructing the Final Days of Jesus

The Mystery of the Last Supper Colin J. Humphreys Cambridge University Press 244 pages, £14.99 ISBN: 978-0521732000 Star rating: 4   The last time I can recall being as excited by a book as I was by Colin Humphreys’ The Mystery of the Last Supper was when I read John Wenham’s Easter Enigma in…

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June 2012

Clouds of Witnesses: Christian Voices from Africa and Asia

Clouds of Witnesses: Christian Voices from Africa and Asia Mark A Knoll and Carolyn Nystrom IVP £15.65 286 Pages ISBN: 978-0830838349 Star Rating: 3   This is one of those books that proves why e-readers will never be able to completely replace the printed book. It’s beautifully produced with an attractive cover; it’s nicely…

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