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May 2013
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Love Wins: At the Heart of Life’s Big Questions

Part One (March 2013) ‘Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust, in sure and certain hope’ … for everyone? Sadly many ministers responsible for conducting funerals commit a terrible, destructive sin, by providing a ‘sure and certain hope’ of heaven to grieving friends and relatives, when the evidence from the life of…

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May 2013

A Ransom for Many – The Gospel of Mark Simply Explained

A ransom for many Steve WilmshurstEP Books416 pages£13.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-744-7Star rating : 4 A ransom for many is another commentary in the excellent Welwyn Commentary Series, written to explain books of the Bible in a simple, well-applied and faithful way. This one is on Mark’s Gospel.     It was written by Dr Steve Wilmshurst, who is…

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May 2013

Introducing Scripture

Introducing Scripture  — a guide to the Old and New Testaments Eds Wayne Grudem, C. J. Collins & T. R. Schreiner IVP, 160 pages £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-568-5 Star rating : 4 This book consists of articles originally featured in the ESV Study Bible. It begins with ‘An overview of the Bible’s storyline’ that answers…

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May 2013

What Jesus is doing now

What Jesus is doing nowGary BradyEP Books224 pages£9.99ISBN: 978-0-852-34775-1Star rating : 4 We often reflect on what Jesus did for our salvation in the past and look forward in hope to what he will do when he returns. However, we tend not to give so much attention to what he is doing now. Gary…

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May 2013

The Amazing Cross

The amazing cross Jeremy and Elizabeth McQuoid IVP, 192 pages £8.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-587-6 Star rating : 5 Husband and wife authors Jeremy and Elizabeth McQuoid have written a clear, readable, challenging and refreshing book on what was achieved for us through the cross of Christ. They also examine the difference this should make to…

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May 2013

The Reformed Worldview

The Reformed Worldview D Engelsma & H Hanko British Reformed Fellowship 144 pages, £5.50 Star Rating: 1 stars   This book contains the six lectures given at the 2010 Conference of the British Reformed Fellowship held in Cardiff. The authors are Emeritus Professors at the Protestant Reformed Seminary in Michigan, USA. They begin by…

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May 2013

Overflowing Grace

Overflowing graceDavid N. JonesBryntirion Press96 pages, £4.99 ISBN: 978-1-85049-245-0Star rating: 4 This book contains the four addresses delivered by the author at the 2011 Evangelical Movement of Wales conference at Aberystwyth. Wonderfully, they seem to have lost little of their pace and power in the switch from pulpit to print.      In his addresses,…

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May 2013

The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion

The next story: life and faith after the digital explosionTim ChalliesZondervan, 204 pages£12.99ISBN: 978-0-310-32903-9Star rating : 3 ‘Dad, your phone is rubbish’, said my daughter recently. Despite it having been her phone a year ago, it was now passé. Such is the accelerating pace of change of technology!     We hardly have time to…

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May 2013

52 Spurgeon Stories for Children Book 1

52 Spurgeon stories for children, Book 1Tony HutterDay One Publications112 pages, £5.00ISBN: 978-1-84625-288-4Star rating : 4 Tony Hutter’s hope and prayer in writing these books is that children may be led to find salvation in Christ and learn truths from the Bible that will help them to live for his glory.     I have…

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May 2013

52 Spurgeon Stories for Children Book 2

52 Spurgeon stories for children, Book 2128 pages£6.00, ISBN: 978-1-846-25357-7Star rating : 4 Tony Hutter’s hope and prayer in writing these books is that children may be led to find salvation in Christ and learn truths from the Bible that will help them to live for his glory.     I have now read both…

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May 2013

Riches in Romania

Riches in Romania Rebecca Parkinson Day One Publications 112 pages, £6.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-360-7 Star Rating: 4 stars  This is a storybook in a Day One series called ‘Faith Finders’, which has an underlying gospel message. It seems to be aimed at children aged 8-12 years, although no indication of a target age range is…

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May 2013

Zeal for Godliness

Zeal for godliness Carl Trueman at al EP Books 272 pages £14.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-758-4 Star rating : 4 This book is a delight, in its production and cover design, and especially in its contents. It consists of 253 readings from Calvin’s great Institutes of the Christian religion. But it is not a mere selection…

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May 2013

Our Southern Zion

Our southern ZionDavid B. CalhounBanner of Truth380 pages£16.00ISBN: 978-1-84871-172-3Star rating : 3 This book records the history of Columbia Theological Seminary, South Carolina, from its foundation until it moved to Atlanta in 1927 — a period of almost 100 years. It must indeed be a good thing to record the works of God among…

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May 2013

Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction

Reading the Gospels wisely:a narrative and theological introductionJonathan T. PenningtonBaker Academic268 pages£14.99ISBN: 978-0-8010-3937-9Star rating : 3 Jonathan Pennington is associate professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His book discusses the nature and purpose of the four canonical Gospels and sets out a method for reading them fruitfully.      This may sound rather…

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