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All Reviews from May 2014

The Faith Shaped Life

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May 2014

The Faith Shaped Life

The Faith Shaped Life Ian Hamilton Banner of Truth Trust 160, £5.50 ISBN: 978-1-84871-249-2 Star Rating: 5  I found this a delight to read and very beneficial to me spiritually. The author attempts something which I felt was quite daunting — to sum up the Christian life in 43 short chapters. To attempt this runs…

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Preaching?

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May 2014

Preaching?

Preaching? Alec Motyer Christian Focus Publications 192, £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-78191-130-3 Star Rating: 5 There is something quite remarkable here — a big book hidden inside a small book! Anyone taking up this book will find there is sufficient in it to keep them busy for quite a long time. In his first chapter, Alec…

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BST – The Message of the Church

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May 2014

BST – The Message of the Church

BST – The Message of the Church Chris Green IVP 336, £12.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-878-5 Star Rating: 1 Perhaps one of the most needed areas for serious recovery in the Western evangelical church is the doctrine of the church. For this reason, I approached the chapters of this book, in IVP’s Bible Speaks Today series,…

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The God who became human

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May 2014

The God who became human

The God who became human Graham A Cole IVP 208, £12.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-800-6 Star Rating: 3  This book is written specifically for scholars and students. It is part of an IVP series in biblical theology that aims to trace the development of particular themes through the Scriptures. This sets itself the task of exploring the…

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Why Christ Came

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May 2014

Why Christ Came

Why Christ came Joel R. Beeke and William Boekestein Reformed Heritage Books 108 pages, £6.99 ISBN: 978-1-60178-268-7 Star Rating : 4 This is a useful little book, its value disproportionate to its size and far more appealing than its rather dull cover might suggest. Presumably written for daily devotions, it is a series of…

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May 2014

The New Calvinism Considered

The new Calvinism considered — a personal and pastoral assessment Jeremy Walker EP Books, 126 pages, £6.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-968-7 Star Rating : 3 The author outlines six possible problems with some manifestations of the ‘New Calvinist’ movement — a tendency to pragmatism and commercialism; an unbalanced view of culture; a troubling approach to holiness;…

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Developing Healthy Spiritual Growth

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May 2014

Developing Healthy Spiritual Growth

Developing Healthy Spiritual GrowthJoel BeekeEP Books144, £6.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-947-2Star Rating: 3 Joel Beeke is a beacon of light in the troubled waters of contemporary Reformed evangelicalism. He is a gospel man, willing to serve Christ by preaching, whether to a small black congregation in Hackney or to large conferences in the UK and US. He…

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May 2014

Raiding the Lost Ark

Raiding the Lost Ark Jonty Rhodes IVP 184 pages, £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-78359-012-4 Star rating: 5 stars   No, this is not about Indiana Jones or finding long-lost artefacts! It is about opening up what the Bible has to say on a subject few evangelical people consider. In a fresh and engaging way the author…

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May 2014

God’s Good News in the Miracles of Jesus

God’s good news in the miracles of Jesus Roger EllsworthDay One Publications160 pages, £5.00ISBN: 978-1-84625-407-9Star Rating : 3   This is a helpful little book on the miracles of Jesus. It begins with an introduction in which miracles are carefully defined (the birth of a baby is not a miracle!), and the question as…

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