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All Reviews from October 2019

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October 2019
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The majesty of God in the midst of innocent suffering — the message of Job

Walter Kaiser Jr is a distinguished Old Testament scholar with a high view of Scripture. The Majesty of God is a systematic and fairly detailed study of the book of Job, but Dr Kaiser whets our appetite at the very start by pointing out that Martin Luther considered Job as being ‘magnificent and sublime…

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October 2019
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When Harry Became Sally: Responding to the Transgender Moment

The aim of the book is to sombrely discuss the transgender phenomenon from a medical and psychological perspective and to delve into public policy issues. In those aims, it succeeds admirably. The greatest caveat for a UK readership would be the US focus of the book in its references to culture and law. That…

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October 2019
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Can science explain every thing?

Faced on all sides with the world’s assumption that it isn’t intellectually respectable to believe the Bible, we prize men like John Lennox, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of Oxford and the scourge of Richard Dawkins and atheists everywhere. Early in this book we have an inkling of future battles in the…

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October 2019
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Scotland Ablaze—The twenty-year fire of revival that swept Scotland 1858-79

This is a truly incredible book. The well documented research would indicate that many hours have been spent in preparing and writing it. I think every literate believer should read it, especially those who are Scottish. It’s a detailed reference to God’s work of revival in that land as the result of the revival…

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October 2019
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30-day devotional – Romans 5-8

My hopes were high: a much-loved author on much-loved chapters. But I was disappointed. First, because of the book’s brevity. Each of its 30 daily readings is compressed into two small pages, with room for only a fleeting half-thought which barely scratches the surface. Second, the content is organised unevenly. Elizabeth McQuoid has reworked…

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