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A Pilgrim Path: John Bunyan’s Journey
Faith Cook

John Bunyan is no stranger to Christians and his book Pilgrim’s progress, written in 1678, is well-known and well loved by those of Christian faith and those with none. Neither is Bunyan a stranger to Faith Cook, whose 2008 book…

A Journey Into Calvary
Timothy Cross

This book is best described as a simple survey of the death of Jesus. In 20 short chapters, Timothy Cross writes about aspects of the cross of Christ, in relation to the gospel and the Christian life. The writing is…

All you need to know about the Bible – Book 2
Brian H. Edwards

You are in safe hands when you pick up a book by Brian Edwards. Yes, there are many books on the Bible, but this one makes the claim that it will impart ‘all we need to know’. This deals with…

Saints of Zion
R. C. Sproul

I approached this review with some trepidation as it is unfamiliar territory for me. This was further compounded by the recent death of R. C. Sproul, a mighty servant of God who has now gone to his eternal reward. The…

The Nation’s Gospel: Volume 1 (1516-1791) Reformation to Revolution
Jeremy Thomas

This compelling book tackles an enormous subject, covering a major part of the history of evangelicalism in England. In this first volume, Thomas covers church history from 1516 to 1791, highlighting the beginnings of gospel preaching during the infancy of…

A Reader’s Guide to the Major Writings of Jonathan Edwards (Ed Nathan A. Finn and Jeremy M. Kimble
Nathan A. Finn

This guide introduces readers to the life of Jonathan Edwards and provides an overview of his major writings. His work is frequently referenced and a working knowledge of it will begin to be established for readers. In just ten chapters,…

I Married A Soldier
Rachel Farmer

This book is not a comfortable read. It is not a glorification of military duty, nor is it a glossed-over view of godly marriage. It is not even evangelistic. But much of the book had me in tears, gripped by…

All you need to know about the Bible — book 6: enjoy your Bible!
Brian H. Edwards

This book is the last in a series aiming to instil confidence in the Bible as the inspired, infallible Word of God. This instalment addresses why we should read the Bible and how to read it profitably. It is divided…

A Good Old Age
Derek Prime

As I am approaching my 90s, this excellent book came into my hands at an apposite time. I also live near seaside beach huts and, as these are pictured on the book cover, found that fond memories were stirred. I…

Getting to grips with prayer: Its realities, challenges and potential (Truth for All Time)
Ian McNaughton

Through the years I have read many books on prayer, but I don’t recall any having gripped me more than this book. It is a ‘must’ for every preacher and, indeed, the Lord’s people everywhere. It is well written, easy…

All Things Made New: John Flavel for the Christian Life
John Flavel

Having obeyed the urging of an older friend in ministry to buy all six volumes of the Works of John Flavel, Lewis Allen now wants to kindle in others a love for this Puritan. In the introduction, Allen writes, ‘Flavel insisted…