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Pastor – Teachers of Old Princeton
Various

For those who with C. H. Spurgeon ‘value every morsel about the Princeton worthies’, this book will be a source of inspiration as well as information. For the first time a number of important primary source documents relating to ‘old…

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Prayer – A Biblical Perspective
Eric J Alexander

'We shall do well to watch our habits of prayer with a holy watchfulness. Here is the pulse of our Christianity. Here is the true test of our state before God.’ These words of J. C. Ryle are as true…

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Gospel Church Government
John Owen

John Owen (1616-1683) is widely recognised as one of the greatest of all theologians. In a time when Britain was experiencing religious and political upheaval, he wrote carefully, biblically and extensively on a large number of subjects, including some that…

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Lifeline: How to know God from John 3:16
Andrew Christofides

The most famous verse in the Bible—John 3:16—has been described as the gospel in a nutshell. In this short book, Andy Christofides uses this verse as a vehicle to explain what the Christian faith is all about. He writes plainly…

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The God who makes himself known
W Ross Blackburn

The Lord's commitment to make himself known throughout the nations is the missionary theme that spans the Bible, and is the central theological concern of the book of Exodus. Countering scholarly tendencies to fragment the text due to theological problems,…

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The death of the Saviour
Richard D Phillips

At the heart of the Christian faith is the simple truth, yet profound mystery, that 'Christ died for our sins'. According to the Apostle Paul, Christ dying in our place is the truth of 'first importance' in the gospel, apart…

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Travel with Bishop J C Ryle
Alan Munden

During his thirty-six years as a country clergyman in Suffolk, J C Ryle wrote about 200 tracts, historical biographies and biblical commentaries. By these publications his name became well-known outside his rural parishes and at the same time he was…

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Triple Jeopardy for the West
Michael Nazir-Ali

Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali considers the impact that aggressive secularism, radical Islamism and multiculturalism are having on the Western world, and particularly Britain. He argues that, because of their rejection of the Judeo-Christian foundations which have shaped so much of the…

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Ernest Kevan
Paul E. Brown

What makes an effective leader? Ernest Kevan certainly fitted into that category, but he did not have the charismatic personality that is so often associated with success in this sphere. What he did have was the ability to influence. His…

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Life of Pi
Ang Lee

A young man who survives a disaster at sea is hurtled into an epic journey of adventure and discovery. While cast away, he forms an unexpected connection with another survivor ... a fearsome Bengal tiger.