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God Speaks
Rich Alldritt & Ash Carter

God speaksRich Alldritt & Ash CarterIVP144 pages, £8.99ISBN: 978-1-84474-841-9Star Rating : 4 This is a brilliant book answering vital question as to how God communicates his will to us. The authors highlight cases of people prone to telling you who…

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Christian Legal Handbook
Alan Summers QC and other contributors

Christian legal handbookAlan Summers QC and other contributorsJohn Ritchie£14.99ISBN: 978-1907731853Star Rating : 3 Given the blessed nature of Britain’s history and heritage, it is disheartening that a publication entitled Christian legal handbook should need to exist. It implies that the…

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Travel with Jonathan Edwards
Michael Haykin

Travel with Jonathan Edwards Michael HaykinDay One Publications 128 pages, £10.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-390-4   This book covers a number of themes. It is a tourist guide; a summary of the Edwards era regarding revival and church history; a source of…

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The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)
Iain H Murray

This book is a re-cast, condensed and, in parts, re-written version of the author’s two volumes D. Martyn Lloyd- Jones: The First Forty Years (1982) and The Fight of Faith (1990). Since those dates, the life of Dr Lloyd-Jones has…

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The Life and Times of Arthur Hildersham
Lesley A Rowe

The life and times of Arthur Hildersham — prince among PuritansLesley A. RoweReformation Heritage, 212 pages£28.00ISBN: 978-1-60178-222-9Star Rating : 3 This is about a much neglected Puritan and the author has done an excellent job in bringing his life and…

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In six days God created – refuting the Framework and Figurative views of the days of creation
Paulin Bedard

In six days God created: refuting the Framework and Figurative views of the days of creationPaulin BédardXulon Press, 262 pages£13.50, Kindle version £5.84ISBN: 978-1-62509-299-1Star Rating : 4 Today there are three main interpretations of the days of Genesis 1: the…

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Bitesize Biography – Matthew Henry
Philip H Eveson

Bitesize Biography — Matthew HenryPhilip H. EvesonEP Books, 128 pages, £5.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-799-7Star Rating : 4 I was glad to read this book, because Matthew Henry’s commentary on the whole Bible has been a favourite resource for my quiet times and…

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Charles Simeon of Cambridge — silhouettes and skeletons
Ed. Julia Cameron

Charles Simeon of Cambridge — silhouettes and skeletonsEd. Julia CameronThe Lausanne Movement, 48 pages£6.95ISBN: 978-1-899464-14-2Star Rating : 4 John Stott’s spiritual predecessor, Charles Simeon, had arguably an even greater influence for good on the church of his day. This is…

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WCS Ruth – From Bitter to Sweet
John Currid

Ruth — from bitter to sweetJohn CurridEP Books144 pages, £8.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-788-1Star Rating : 3 This is a Welwyn Commentary on the Book of Ruth. It includes material for further thought and reflection at the end of each chapter. This extra…

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Puritan Portraits
J. I. Packer

Puritan portraitsJ. I. PackerChristian Focus Publications, 192 pages£8.99ISBN: 978-1-84550-700-8Star Rating : 4 The body of this book consists of a number of Dr Jim Packer’s essays, previously published as introductions to individual Puritan book titles and here collected together. The…

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Bitesize Biography – Charles Hodge
S Donald Fortson III

Bitesize Biography — Charles Hodge S. Donald Fortson III EP Books, 128 pages, £5.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-927-4 Star Rating : 4 I knew the name ‘Charles Hodge’ from the three, green, cloth-covered volumes of his systematic theology that have been in…

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The man Christ Jesus: theological reflections on the humanity of Christ
Bruce A. Ware

The man Christ Jesus: theological reflections on the humanity of ChristBruce A. WareCrossway, 160 pages, £10.50ISBN: 1433513056Star Rating : 1 As a boy, Bruce Ware thought it unreasonable that in 1 Peter 2:21-23 we sinners are taught to follow the…

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Bible-centred church
John Temple

Bible-centred church John TempleDay One, 144 pages, £7.00ISBN: 978-1-84625-433-8 This is a book for elders or anyone with leadership responsibilities within a church. Many such may baulk at the prospect of reassessing their church’s governance, but all will benefit from…

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Open Your Bible – Old Testament Commentary

Open your Bible: Old Testament commentary Martin Manser (Ed.)Creative 4 International,1040 pages, £9.21 (Kindle)ISBN: 978-1-9096-8002-9 In spite of its prodigious length, this book is largely devotional, designed to be read little and often. From Genesis to Malachi, the entire Old…

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Open Your Bible – New Testament Commentary

Open your Bible: New Testament commentary Martin Manser (Ed.)Creative 4 International, 1008 pages, £9.21 (Kindle)ISBN: 978-1-9096-8003-6 Coupled with its Old Testament counterpart, this hefty volume aims to provide a light but comprehensive sweep of the Bible. From Matthew to Revelation,…