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October 2016

Mission – Christian Heritage Centre

The Christian Heritage Centre, Rowley Regis, Birmingham, now in its fifth year, held its popular annual cream tea and second-hand…

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October 2016

The progress of Christianity in Finland

As a Protestant Christian from Finland, I trace my spiritual heritage back to the Finnish Reformation, when the country turned…

October 2016

The printed word

A woman went to her local Christian bookshop and purchased a copy of a book called Ten girls who changed…

October 2016

Induction – Glasgow City Free Church

Rev. Allan Shearer was ordained and inducted to the role of assistant minister of Glasgow City Free Church, part of…

October 2016

Mission: North Africa – New Bible translation

It has taken 30 years to translate the New Testament into the West African Tawallammat language, but that is just…

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Records of Grace in Sutherland
Donald Munro

Sutherland: I’m sure everyone reading this is familiar with the location. In case you are an exception, Sutherland is a county in the far north of Scotland with, uniquely, eastern, western and northern coastlines. The author of this book, Rev.…

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Preparation for Ministry
Allan Harman

A great little book on a vital subject. It comes in two halves. The first contains the author’s own thoughts on the subject, comprising seven pithy but structured chapters covering the basics for an introduction to a life of ministry.…

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From the Pen of Pastor Paul – 1-2 Thessalonians
Daniel R Hyde

I found this book personally helpful. Although accessible to all Christians, it reminded me of what lies at the heart of a pastor’s work. The author explains how its content is taken from sermons preached to his church from Paul’s two…

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Opening up Deuteronomy
Andrew Thomson

For someone surveying the books that comprise our Bible, wondering which to read, or for a preacher deciding which to preach, Deuteronomy would not be an immediate choice. But it is in the Bible and, according to Paul, is ‘useful’…