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Thoughts Fixed and Affections Flaming
Nigel Faithful

Thoughts fixed and affections flaming Nigel Faithfull Day One Publications 266 pages, £10.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-309-6 Star rating : 3 This book aims to introduce readers to Matthew Henry’s Exposition of the Bible by means of choice quotations from Genesis 1:1…

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The explicit gospel
Matt Chandler

Too few people attending church today, even in evangelical churches, are exposed to the gospel explicitly. Sure, many will hear about Jesus, and about being good and not being bad, but the gospel message simply isn't there - at least…

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You, Your Family and the Internet
David Clark

How may Christians better understand the dangers and opportunities offered by the Internet? This excellent resource, written by an expert in the field, explains and illustrates what the technologies are and guides readers to draw on biblical principles (such as…

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God is a Communicative Being: Divine Communicativeness and Harmony in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards
William M. Schweitzer

Over the past half century, there has been a proliferation of scholarship on the great American theologian Jonathan Edwards. However, the vast majority of this output confines itself to the details of his work. With some welcome exceptions, the forest…

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Connected
Sam Allberry

God is Trinity. This is foundational and life-changing. Yet, bizarrely, for many believers, this is one of the least-examined aspects of the Christian life. Sam Allberry takes us right to the heart of who God is, something which has radical…

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The Perfect Saviour
Ed. J Griffiths

Too often, valuable New Testament scholarship never finds its way to the preacher's or pastor's study because it is presented in a form that is not practically digestible in the time available for sermon preparation. The motivation for this volume…

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Faith, Hope & the Global Economy
Richard Higginson

Does faith have any hope to offer a global economy beset by debt and crisis? Richard Higginson argues that, rightly understood and applied, faith can be an enormous power for good - stimulating enterprise, reducing poverty, promoting integrity, ensuring sustainability…

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True Feelings
Ed. Michael P Jensen

There is no place, it seems, that feelings do not run high about feelings. Western civilization is still caught between adoration of the emotions as sublime and denigration of them as merely animal. Can we trust our feelings? Should we…

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Life in the Big Story
Heidi Johnston

We are part of an epic story. From Adam and Eve as they walked with God, to the charged anticipation of the Israelites as they prepared to enter the promised land; from the life, death and resurrection of Jesus to…

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The Real Lord’s Prayer
Ian S McNaughton

The High-Priestly prayer of John 17 is one of the most wonderful and exciting portions in the whole of Scripture. As we read it, we 'intrude' on the monologue directed by God the Son to God the Father. Few of…

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Opening up Isaiah
Andrew Thomson

The book of Isaiah is a tale of two cities: the Jerusalem Isaiah knew, and the Jerusalem that he saw. We are introduced to both in the opening five chapters. They are like two photographs marked, 'before' and 'after'. But…