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Moving On – Beyond Forgive and Forget
Ruth Ann Batstone

Forgiveness is an issue that Christians will deal with until their dying day. It is not just ‘forgetting’: withholding full forgiveness comes at a cost, whether physical (lowered immunity), emotional (anxiety, depression, difficult relationships, anger, bitterness, etc.) or spiritual (putting…

When Evangelicals Care
Brian H. Edwards

Social care for the elderly is a much discussed issue and this publication is timely. It is the account of how a group of young Christians, concerned for the suffering of aged believers, became the wide-ranging Pilgrims’ Friend Society. It…

Jesus: the hidden years
Paul E. Brown

The four Gospels tell us little about the Lord Jesus’ life prior to the beginning of his public ministry. These 30 years of near-silence have elicited much speculation about the ‘hidden years’ of Jesus. There is, for example, the apocryphal…

For the Glory – The life of Eric Liddell
Duncan Hamilton

Biographies of Christians can be rich feasts that inspire believers. How excellent it is to have a new work that should rank as one of the best of this present generation. Duncan Hamilton is a sports writer and apparently not…

The Axe and the Tree
Stephen Griffiths

The subtitle of this book is, ‘How bloody persecution sowed the seeds of new life in Zimbabwe’. At the time the story begins, Zimbabwe was known as Rhodesia. The mission involved was the Elim Missionary Society. Key figures in its…

Reformation Women – 16th Century figures who shaped Christianity’s Rebirth
Rebecca VanDoodewaard

Stories of those who pursued faithfulness in life and doctrine are always inspiring. Here are twelve such stories of women serving the Lord in the turbulence of Reformation times. They were from France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Switzerland, and one —…

A Chance to Die – Life and Legacy of Amy Carmichael
Elisabeth Elliot

A chance to die is Elisabeth Elliot’s title for her account of the life of Amy Carmichael of Dohnavur. If such a title suits anyone, it is surely Elisabeth Elliot herself, as she faced the fearful loss of her young…

The spirit of discovery — inspiring the new generation of scientific pioneers
Truth in Science

This is a high-quality production, aimed at correcting a problem arguably threatening the integrity of much of scientific education today: that science curricula and teachers stultify rather than encourage true science when it comes to evolutionary theory, since the latter…

Evolution: still a theory in crisis
Michael Denton

Michael Denton is a British-Australian biochemist. This book is an update of his 1985 title, Evolution: a theory in crisis.  It contains many technical terms and more than 800 endnotes, referencing academic works in support of his thesis. However, the…