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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Daily Readings-the Early Church Fathers
Nick Needham

Although the fourth in a series of ‘Daily readings’ by Christian Focus, this one may be unique. I’ve never come across readings taken from the writings of the Early Church Fathers. There are many Christians (including ministers) for whom these…

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Turning the Tide: Reclaiming Religious Freedom in the UK
Roy Mohon

This is a booklet that every Christian ought to make an hour or so to read. It distils so much of what is vital to the preservation of Christianity in our nation today and will save many hours of research…

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Theology Made Practical: New Studies on John Calvin and His Legacy

This book is a series of essays written by three different men on various aspects of Calvin’s life and theology. Its aim is to demonstrate the practical relevance of his theology. Some of the essays were more successful than others…

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Prayers of the Bible: 366 Devotionals to Encourage Your Prayer Life
Gordon J. Keddie

Books of daily devotional readings are not for everyone. Many such books are already available and this one may seem intimidating at over 700 pages. Readers should not be put off, however. It distils more than 30 years of prayer…

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The Spirit of the Age: The 19th Century Debate Over the Holy Spirit and the Westminster Confession
J V Fesko

In the late nineteenth century, mounting pressure developed among churches adhering to the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) for a revision of some of its statements. In the USA, this was led by C. A. Briggs and Philip Schaff. Briggs’ antipathy…