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All Reviews from November 2014

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November 2014

Worshipping with Calvin

Worshipping with Calvin Terry L. JohnsonEP Books, 434 pages, £14.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-936-6Star Rating : 5 The question of how a church worships God in public services is one which has been debated vigorously in recent years. This book is an important and well-researched contribution to the topic. Rejecting the term ‘traditional’, Johnson argues for what…

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November 2014

Fruitfulness on the Frontline

Fruitfulness on the frontline Mark Greene, IVP, 208 pages, £8.99ISBN: 978-1783591251Star Rating : 3 Perhaps due to the modern English idiom, I struggled to easily get into this book. However, once overcoming that, I began to appreciate the purpose of the book, as conveyed by the title word, ‘frontline’. What does the term mean? Simply,…

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November 2014

Gospel assurance & warnings

Gospel assurances and warnings Paul WasherReformation Heritage Books252 pages, £11.89ISBN: 978-1601782946Star Rating : 4 Some books have enticing titles and eye-catching covers, only for the content to be disappointing. This book is the opposite; the nondescript cover and title belie the excellent content within. This is the third book in a series called ‘Recovering…

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November 2014

The wondrous cross

The wondrous cross Iain D. CampbellEP Books, 60 pages, £4.99ISBN: 978-1-78397-002-5Star Rating : 4 Nothing should thrill the heart of the Christian more than hearing of the cross of Jesus Christ. Without the cross we have no love of God expressed, no forgiveness of sin offered, no mediator provided, no punitive death for sin,…

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November 2014

Bitesize Biography – Joseph Addison Alexander

Joseph Addison Alexander Allan M. HarmanEP Books120 pages, £6.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-960-1Star Rating : 3 Joseph Addison Alexander is not so well known as his contemporaries Charles Hodge and Robert L. Dabney, but this book provides a basic introduction to his life and ministry. The introductory chapters to this Bitesize Biography give useful background to the…

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November 2014

Evangelical Holiness

Evangelical holiness, and other addresses Iain H. MurrayBanner of Truth178 pages, £6.00ISBN: 978-1-84871-319-2Star Rating : 5 An author as influential as Iain Murray always deserves a hearing. Few would argue with Geoff Thomas’s commendation on the back cover, ‘All that Iain Murray writes is lucid, compelling and of consequence for the church’. That is…

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November 2014

Finishing our course with joy

Finishing our course with joy, ageing with hope J. I. PackerIVP, 106 pages, £6.33ISBN: 978-1-78359-089-6Star Rating : 4 This is a timely book, given that a recent survey polled seven out of ten people as no longer considering the prospect of death. Presumably this means they choose not to think about growing old. Living,…

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