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A Time for Mission
Samuel Escobar

A time for mission: the challenge for global Christianityc Samuel Escobar  IVP, 192 pages, £8.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-549-4   Star Rating : 5   The scope of Escobar’s book is as far reaching and global as his subject matter. In A…

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The Beauty & Glory of the Holy Spirit
Ed. Joel Beeke & J Pipa

The essays in The Beauty and Glory of the Holy Spirit both exalt and revel in the third person of the Trinity. Through an assortment of studies - categorized according to their biblical, doctrinal, historical, or pastoral focus - this…

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Paul’s Missionary Methods, In His Time And Ours
Edited by Robert L. Plummer and John Mark Terry

Veteran scholar-missionaries Robert L. Plummer and John Mark Terry edit this collection of entry points into the missionary methods of the Apostle Paul. With contributions from Michael Bird, Eckhard Schnabel and Craig Keener, this volume examines Paul's missionary methods from…

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Sermons on the Great Ejection

Sermons of the Great Ejection   Banner of Truth, 275 pages, £6.25 ISBN: 978-1-84871-152-5 Star Rating : 4   This ‘puritan paperback’ contains sermons of men ejected from the Anglican Church in the time of Charles II.       They were ejected…

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What kind of hope?
Michael Ots

What kind of hope?   Michael Ots IVP, 152 pages  £7.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-604-0 Star Rating :  1   It seems to me that most Christians’ understanding of the after-life is focused on the intermediate state before the return of Christ,…

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Encountering God Together
David G Peterson

'I am often disturbed or disappointed by what I experience when I "go to church",' says David Peterson. 'At first glance the issues seem to be practical... Mostly, however, these practical failings seem to reveal a poor understanding of why…

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Mission Strategies Then & Now
Robin Daniel

Mission strategies then and now: An introduction to biblical missiology Robin Daniel   Tamarisk Publications, 218 pages, £11.00, ISBN: 978-0-9538565-6-5   Star Rating : 4   The author asks whether or not early church mission strategy would work today. He…

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Taking God Seriously
J. I. Packer

Taking God seriously   J. I. Packer IVP, 176 pages, £8.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-609-5Star Rating : 4   J. I. Packer is the well-known author of numerous helpful and highly readable books. He has a wonderful gift of summing up profound…

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Christians in a PC World
John Benton

Christians in a PC World John Benton Evangelical Press 192 pages, £8.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-912-0 Star Rating: 4 stars This book is timely, easy-to-read, well reasoned and Biblically based.  It focuses on one of the key issues facing Christians in our…