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All reviews from 08 august 2018 2018

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Thinking Through Creation: Genesis 1 and 2 as Tools of Cultural Critique

The author’s intention was to ‘write the book that I would have wanted to read as an undergraduate student’ (p.137). With both panache and conviction, he has done precisely that. The book is an antidote to the disposable, woolly thinking…

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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.…

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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…

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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…

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OA Preaching & Facing Tough Questions (CD)
Open Air Mission

Available directly from the Open Air Mission website, these two CDs address open air evangelism. There can be little doubt of the validity of open air preaching. Scripture and history both bear witness to it and the Lord has blessed…

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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…

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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 It is to be welcomed that EP Books has republished three of JC…

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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…