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All Reviews from March 2016

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March 2016

Healing and Healers Today

It is a sad fact that discussions in recent decades about the place of miraculous gifts have generated much more heat than light. Writers on both sides have complained that critics neglect to understand their position. Each side has, at times, wilfully misrepresented the other. The most extreme and bizarre practices have been used…

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March 2016

Candle in the Wind

I enjoyed everything about this book. It is a great read on an issue seldom addressed in recent years. Perhaps the absence of books (as well as preaching) on this subject is the reason why some evangelicals have a superficial view of the uses of conscience, and are reticent regarding the function of divine…

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March 2016

Held in honor: wisdom for your marriage from voices of the past

There are many books on marriage for Christians. You may wonder whether this or that one will really help your own marriage or someone else’s. However, this book is a gem and can be confidently given to any married or engaged couple. At first glance, the book seems bitty, comprising 50 brief extracts from…

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March 2016

Christian’s pocket guide to sin

This is a much-needed book on the subject, sensitively handled by a trustworthy guide. It is for the serious seeker after truth and for those who want to find their feet in Bible teaching. We are given several reasons why the subject needs to be studied. The doctrine of sin does justice to the…

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March 2016

Christian’s pocket guide to suffering

Brian Cosby’s short volume does what it says on the cover, providing a brief summary of the Bible’s teaching on suffering and pain. Much information is packed into a small number of pages, all of it from a sound, God-centred theological position. An entire chapter is spent demonstrating how suffering is the result of the Fall.…

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March 2016
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The Letters of John Berridge of Everton

Among the many preachers used by God during the thrilling days of the eighteenth century revival in Great Britain, John Berridge has been somewhat overlooked. The compiler of these letters attributes it to Berridge’s devotion to itinerant preaching, which left him little time for writing or organising groups of believers under his influence. But…

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March 2016

Andrew Murray – Christ’s anointed minister to South Africa

Andrew Murray (1828-1917) was born in South Africa, but sent to Aberdeen, Scotland, for much of his education. Later, he went to Holland to study for the ministry. He was then commissioned to go to South Africa and initially sent to a remote outpost in Cape Colony, ministering in the Dutch Reformed Church (DRC).…

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March 2016

A Lost God in a Lost World

This book does not simply call the faithful back to church attendance; much more is at stake. The concern is that society and the church are in danger of losing touch with the true God of the Bible. In a word, it is a book about modern-day idolatry. The causes, consequences and cures of…

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March 2016

Baptist foundations: church government in an anti-institutional age

This volume is a spirited study and defence of a robust and well defined church polity (authority structures and government) from Baptist convictions. It is substantial, thorough and academic in timbre. Nonetheless, it is both enjoyable and profitable. An array of historians and theologians — many of whom are pastors — blend their notes…

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