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LETTER FROM AMERICA: President Kennedy’s assassination

[caption id="attachment_40955" align="alignright" width="300"] Minutes before assassination[/caption] On Friday 22 November 1963, the 35th President of the United States, John…

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Christians and slavery

Evangelicals rightly celebrate William Wilberforce. His Christian beliefs motivated his historic effort to secure the abolition of the slave trade,…

Something easily overlooked

Last year — 500 years on since the Reformation — was one of joyful commemoration, focusing on the exhilarating truths…

In whose name?

[caption id="attachment_40944" align="alignright" width="300"] Garden of Gethsemane[/caption] In ET August 2016, ‘Teach us how not to pray’ looked at some…

Pierre Viret (1511-1571) — another forgotten Reformer…

[caption id="attachment_40935" align="alignright" width="300"] Lausanne today[/caption] The failed attempts to murder Pierre Viret (ET, October 2017) backfired on the Catholics;…

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Moving On – Beyond Forgive and Forget
Ruth Ann Batstone

Forgiveness is an issue that Christians will deal with until their dying day. It is not just ‘forgetting’: withholding full forgiveness comes at a cost, whether physical (lowered immunity), emotional (anxiety, depression, difficult relationships, anger, bitterness, etc.) or spiritual (putting…

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The Great River – Primitive Methodism till 1868
David M Young

This book describes the origins and development of Primitive Methodism in North Hampshire. As such, it is an encouragement to perseverance in evangelistic work today. The book is not a general history of the denomination. Instead, it offers a carefully…

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Preaching – An Awesome Task
Eryl Davies

This book was mainly written with preachers in mind. It began as a series of messages at the Bala ministers conference, back in 1981. It was put into book form in 1984, but has now been republished with an extra…

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In sweet obscurity: learning from some of the Bible’s lesser-known saints
Kurt Strassner

If it is true that reading Christian books is becoming a rarity in our churches, there is no lack of excellent books to help reverse the trend. This slim volume of 109 pages is fascinating. Seemingly obscure Bible characters like…