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EP Study Commentary – Ezra-Nehemiah
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EP Study Commentary – Ezra-Nehemiah
Gregory Goswell

Ezra-Nehemiah Gregory GoswellEP Books458 pages, £16.99, ISBN: 978-0-85234-986-1 What do you do upon reaching the long genealogies featured heavily in Ezra and Nehemiah? It is tempting to hurry past them to reach the ‘meat’ of the books. For Gregory Goswell,…

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Paradoxology
Krish Kandiah

Paradoxology Krish KandiahHodder & Stoughton, 308 pages, £13.99ISBN: 978-1-444-74534-4Star rating: 4 This lively book aims to demonstrate to the average believer that wrestling with the conundrums of the Christian life is essential to spiritual growth. For example, why would the…

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Ecuador Adventure – Jim Elliot
Colin D. Jones

Ecuador Adventure - Jim Elliot Colin D. Jones Day One Publications 64 pages, £6.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-420-8 It’s great to see new generations challenged to live wholeheartedly and sacrificially for Christ. The earlier this occurs, the better; before the course of…

Opening up Revelation
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Opening up Revelation
Roger Ellsworth

Opening up Revelation Roger Ellsworth Day One Publications 160, £6.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-409-3 Star Rating: 4 The book of Revelation is often the resource of choice for those with fanciful and complicated theories about the end times. In contrast, Roger Ellsworth’s…

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Life in Christ
Jeremy Walker

Life in Christ Jeremy Walker Reformation Heritage Books 144 pages, £11.00 ISBN: 978-1-60178-274-8  An excellent book, ideal for the new Christian and any seeker! It could also be given to an unbeliever, as there is plenty to challenge such. It…

Spiritual Warfare
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Spiritual Warfare
Brian Borgman & Rob Ventura

Spiritual Warfare Brian Borgman & Rob Ventura Reformation Heritage Books 124, £13.00 ISBN: 978-1-60178-284-7 Star Rating: 3   The aim of this book is shown by its title. Its objectives of being scriptural and balanced are well met. The authors…

Ready Steady Grow
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Ready Steady Grow
Ray Evans

Ready Steady GrowRay EvansIVP240, £10.99ISBN: 978-1-78359-113-8Star Rating: 4   Ready steady grow Ray Evans IVP 240 pages, £10.99 ISBN: 978-1-78359-113-8 Despite the title, this is not a ‘how-to’ manual on church growth. Rather, it is about overcoming obstacles which prevent…

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Systematics for God’s glory – God, creation, decrees and providence
Jonathon Bayes

Systematics for God’s glory: God, creation, decrees and providence Jonathan BayesCarey Printing Press, 256 pages£11.79, ISBN: 978-0-9876841-2-7 Christians need to be familiar with more than just the Bible’s stories and basic plot-lines. It is also vital to understand the teachings…

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Good News for the Public Square
Ovey/Grudem/Chaplin/McIlroy/Laurence

Good news for the public square Timothy Laurence (Ed.)Lawyers Christian Fellowship126 pages, £9.99, ISBN: 978-0-9506454-3-8 The draining away of Christian convictions from public life and the corresponding influx of atheism and relativism has created a new environment for Christians in…

Titus for You
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Titus for You
Tim Chester

Titus for you Tim ChesterGood Book Company, 128 pages, £6.79ISBN: 978-1-90991-960-0 This book shows us the meaning of Paul’s letter to Titus and applies its teaching to 21st century believers. The author shows his heart for the gospel and his…

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Bitesize Biography – Girolamo Savonarola
Douglas Bond & Douglas McComas

Bitesize Biography - Girolamo SavonarolaDouglas Bond & Douglas McComasEP Books144, £6.99ISBN: 978-1-78397-001-8Star Rating: 3 Girolamo Savonarola Douglas Bond & Douglas McComas EP Books, 144 pages, £6.99, ISBN: 978-1-78397-001-8 Prior to reading this book, the name Girolamo Savonarola was known to…

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Open Your Bible – All-in-One Bible Guide

Open your Bible: the all-in-one Bible guide Martin Manser (Ed.)Creative 4 International, 848 pages, £28.49ISBN: 978-0-7554-8991-6 Big, well produced and colourful, this book grabs the attention. It ambitiously sets out to be a comprehensive, one-volume overview of Christian faith, practice…

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Parenting against the tide
Ann Benton

Parenting against the tide Ann Benton EP Books 240, £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-78397-035-3 Star Rating: 5   This is an excellent handbook for parents. Ann Benton writes with a wealth of experience — as a parent, teacher and school governor. She…

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A Transforming Vision -The Lord’s Prayer as a Lens for Life
William Edgar

We can be in danger of no longer really understanding the meaning of the Lord's Prayer simply because it is heard and spoken so often. Edgar illustrates the depth of the prayer as he shows it in the original context,…

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The Beauty & Glory of Christian Living
Ed Joel R Beeke

The Beauty & Glory of Christian Living Ed Joel R Beeke Reformation Heritage Books 180, £13.67 ISBN: 978-1-80178-335-6 Star Rating: 5   This is a balanced, well-produced treatment of living out the Christian life. The biblical imagery of a tree,…