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A book that changed me: a biography of Hudson Taylor
A book that changed me: a biography of Hudson Taylor

I was soundly instructed by fellow members of the university Christian Union to make good use of my vacations. So, one Christmas, I went home with a small pile of good books to read. All proved to be edifying, but…

A book that changed me: The Annals of the Disruption
Thomas Brown

The book that has had the most profound impact on my life is a relatively obscure work about Scottish church history, The Annals of the Disruption by Thomas Brown, first published in 1884. I was given this book by my…

A book that changed me: The Pursuit of God
A. W. Tozer

One Friday evening in the early 1960s I made a rare visit to the Westminster Chapel Bible study. What I remember most about that evening is not the exposition of the episode to the Romans but the notices, during which…

A book that changed me: The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination
Lorraine Boettner

The book that changed me was Lorraine Boettner's The Reformed doctrine of predestination. I had attended a holiness Bible college, and it had failed to open my mind to the full heart of the gospel. I had begun to preach…

Killing Fields Living Fields: Faith in Cambodia
Don Cormack

Don't be put off by the length of this book. It is a 'must' for every believer and Don Cormack's easy style will grip the reader. But, emotionally, this is not easy to read. I read the original published in…

John Rogers – sealed with blood: The story of the first Protestant martyr of Mary Tudor’s reign
Tim Shenton

The aim of this book is to focus our attention on the phenomenon of martyrdom. Tim Shenton does this by describing in detail the path that led John Rogers to his death by burning at the stake in London in…

Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ: The Cost of bringing the Gospel to the Nations in the lives of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John Paton
John Piper

This book explores the relationship between mission and suffering. It represents an excellent combination of theology, biography and challenge. The theology is contained in the introduction. This short chapter is vital, establishing the grid through which we should view the…

The Marrow of Modern Divinity
Edward Fisher

An intriguing book, quite unlike any other The Marrow of Modern Divinity defies pigeon–holing. It was written in the 1600s by an author of whom we know little, yet it proved to be a critically important and controversial theological text.…