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The death of Western Christianity

This is a well-written book, subtitled ‘The death of Western Christianity: drinking from the poisoned wells of the cultural revolution’. Using various statistics, the author develops his thesis with clarity while lamenting the decline of church attendance over the decades.…

Take Heart: Christian Courage in the Age of Unbelief
Matt Chandler

Take Heart displays the strengths and weaknesses of a popular work by a New Calvinist celebrity pastor. Positively, Chandler encourages his readers to have a ‘big view’ of God. He surveys the idea of God as a warrior, defeating Satan…

Sex in a Broken World: How Christ Redeems What Sin Distorts
Paul David Tripp

The Bible tells us that we live in a deeply broken world and that there is brokenness within us. That brokenness is nowhere more evident these days than in the realm of human sexuality. In this book, Paul Tripp hammers…

12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
Jordan B. Peterson

Jordan Peterson is a Canadian professor who hit the headlines in 2016 for refusing to use gender-neutral pronouns. His YouTube lectures receive millions of views, striking a chord particularly among disillusioned young men. In 12 Rules for Life he brings…

Do you pray? A question for everybody (J C Ryle series)
J. C. Ryle

It is to be welcomed that EP Books has republished three of JC Ryle’s lesser-known short tracts. The subject of this one is a vital question: ‘Do you pray?’ As always, Ryle gets to the heart of the matter and…

What’s Age Got to Do with it?: Living out God’s purpose at all ages
Louise Morse

We are all familiar with ageist attitudes, remarks and jokes. We may even have smiled at them. They are generally thought to be acceptable rather than offensive, although remarks seen as sexist, racist, feminist, or against ‘British values’ may soon…

30-day devotional – Romans 5-8
John R. W. Stott

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…

The Greatest Fight in the World: Spurgeon’s Final Manifesto
Charles H. Spurgeon

Here is a book which I have read many times over the years. I have never ceased to be both challenged and encouraged by its contents. In April 1891, Spurgeon gave what would be his final annual address to his…

Determined to Believe: The Sovereignty of God, Freedom, Faith, and Human Responsibility
John C. Lennox

Lennox is a professor of mathematics at Oxford University and has become well known in evangelical circles for his books and debates with atheists. One tribute honours him as ‘one of today’s finest evangelical minds’. Lennox states that his objective…

Warlike Christians in an Age of Violence: The Evangelical Case against War and for Gospel Peace
Nick Megoran

 ‘War is sin’ (p.2). This introductory statement accurately gives the thesis of this book, which it seeks to prove from Scripture. The writer repeatedly refers to the ‘gospel of peace’. This phrase is used to mean more than peace with…

History Revealed in Advance
Philip Parsons

This book is subtitled ‘Predictive prophecy in the Book of Daniel’. Daniel and Revelation are commonly misapplied by cults to justify their bizarre theories; such is not the case here. The author seeks to expound the prophetic passages of Daniel…

All That Is in God: Evangelical Theology and the Challenge of Classical Christian Theism
James E. Dolezal

James E. Dolezal has served the church well with this new book. In recent decades, there have been both subtle and overt attempts to reshape the doctrine of God for the church. This book attempts to recover lost ground by…