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The Beauty and the Glory of the Father
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The Beauty and the Glory of the Father
Ed. Joel Beeke

The beauty and glory of the Father Edited by Joel BeekeReformation Heritage Books, 156 pages, £15:10 (hardback) or £6.64 (Kindle)ISBN: 978-1-60178-246-5Star Rating : 4 stars This is a beautifully produced book of rich devotional content. It contains a series of…

Be my witnesses
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Be my witnesses
Keiran Beville

Be my witnesses Kieran BevilleEP Books, 160 pages, £6.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-926-7Star Rating : 3   A book that encourages us all to engage in evangelism is always to be welcomed, especially as it focuses on what used to be called ‘personal…

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The hitch-hiker’s guide to heaven
John Blanchard

The hitch-hiker’s guide to heavenJohn BlanchardEP Books, 304 pages, £10.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-938-0Star rating : 4 Many people today have more of Marvin — the depressive robot created by Douglas Adams — than marvel in them, concerning life. God made man a…

This God Our God
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This God Our God
Archibald G Brown

This God Our God Archibald G Brown Banner of Truth Trust 252, £8.00 ISBN: 978-1-84871-297-3 Star Rating: 4  Archibald Brown was a late nineteenth-century Baptist, whose ministry rivalled that of his mentor C. H. Spurgeon for fruitfulness. Iain Murray’s 2011…

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Does the Bible require a belief in ‘special creation’?
J H John Peet

Does the Bible require a belief in 'special creation'? J H John Peet Day One Publications 144, £6.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-413-0 Star Rating: 4 The author himself asks the obvious question: ‘Why another book on this subject?’ (p.7). Dr Peet’s answer…

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Mansoul
Ruth Burke

Mansoul Ruth BurkeDay One Publications, 128 pages, £10.00ISBN: 978-1-84625-394-2Star Rating : 3 Many readers will be familiar with John Bunyan’s The pilgrim’s progress, an allegorical story depicting the spiritual journey of a Christian. Since the original was written, it has…

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Christ or Hitler?
Pastor Wilhelm Busch

Christ or Hitler? Wilhelm BuschEP Books , 336 pages, £10.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-914-4Star Rating : 5 Have you ever wondered how you would respond if you were called to go through persecution; what your priorities would be; whether you would rely on…

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The Lord’s Supper as a means of grace
Richard Barcellos

The Lord’s Supper as a means of grace — more than a memory Richard BarcellosChristian Focus Publications (Mentor)128 pages, £9.99ISBN: 978-1-78191-268-3Star Rating : 3 In a way, the title of this book says it all. Richard Barcellos, a Reformed Baptist,…

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You asked: your questions – God’s answers
William Edgar

It can be difficult to ask questions, far less answer them. Perhaps you’ve felt that sometimes the questions you really want to ask just can’t be answered. They’re too difficult; too embarrassing; and perhaps you shouldn’t be asking them anyway.…

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Your future ‘other half’
Rebecca VanDoodewaard

Your future ‘other half’ Rebecca VanDoodewaardChristian Focus Publications, 128 pages, £5.99ISBN: 978-1-78191-298-0Star Rating : 5 ‘It is all very well to fall in love with a "hunk" but before you do, you need to ask yourself ... a hunk of…

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The Fight of Faith – Lives & Testimonies from the Battlefield

The Fight of Faith - lives & testimonies from the battlefield SASRACompiled and edited by Michael Clayton and Philip BrayPanoplia Publishing, 208 pages, £7.00, ISBN: 978-0-9576089-0-0Star Rating : 4 Composed of 15 separate testimonies and biographical sketches, this anthology focusing…

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Christ Crucified
Donald Macleod

Christ Crucified —Understanding the Atonement Donald Macleod IVP 255 pages, £10.87 ISBN 978-1-78359-101-5 Star rating: Four stars   There are few more wonderful subjects to study than the atonement and anyone who reads this book is in for a treat.…