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Fighting Satan
Joel R Beeke

Some people perceive so much demon activity that personal responsibility is undermined. Others so totally ignore Satan that they effectively deny his reality. Joel Beeke avoids both extremes, and offers a balanced attitude. He points out that demon possession was…

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Staying pure online

Many Christian parents need to wake up to the scale and horror of online pornography. Church leaders who care about the purity of their congregations need both to be alert to the temptations of the 21st century and how to equip…

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Martyrs of Malatya
James Wright

This book is both an easy and difficult read. It is easy because the storyline is gripping and well written. It is difficult because the story is about the gruesome murders of three fine Christian men. The story takes place…

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Travel with the Pilgrim Fathers
Ian Cooper

We don’t think of books in practical terms, but Travel with the Pilgrim Fathers (part of the ‘Travel with’ series of Day One) is a sturdy wee guide, just asking to be put in your pocket. The title of the…

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Gamechangers – key figures of the Christian church
Robert Letham

In this unusual book, Robert Letham explores the influence of twelve individuals who have had a lasting impact on the theology or organisation of the church. Inevitably, his choice of figures is a personal one. It is no surprise to…

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NIV Proclamation Bible

The dust jacket of this NIV Bible asserts that this is ‘the clearest and most accurate modern English Bible translation’. It has the recently updated 2011 text. However, it was believed by the translators that there had been such a…

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Ephesians for You
Richard Coekin

‘Read your Bible, pray every day and you’ll grow, grow, grow.’ What a delightful and true Sunday school reminder this is! Scripture is an essential part of Christian life; understanding its message is of utmost importance for this life and…

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How should we develop biblical friendship (Kindle Edition)
Joel Beeke & Michael Haykin

The aim of the authors is to answer this question by examining relationships described in the Scriptures and in church history. This booklet is a useful publication; its style and expression make it very accessible, although more emphasis could have…

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PT Resources – Teaching 1 Kings
Bob Fyall

This helpful guide to 1 Kings is part of a series published by Christian Focus in conjunction with the Proclamation Trust. It is mainly designed for expository preachers or small group leaders intending to teach the book consecutively. It would…