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Joseph – Encountering the man who saved his people
Roger Ellsworth

Joseph - Encountering the man who saved his people Roger Ellsworth Day One Publications 112 pages, £5.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-293-8 Star Rating: 3       Many preachers, such as Martin Lloyd-Jones, have rightly made 1 Corinthians 2:2 (‘I am determined…

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The Marrow Controversy and Seceder Tradition
William VanDoodewaard

After the Reformation, the Marrow Controversy of the eighteenth century is noted as one of the most significant and defining events in the Scottish church. However, until now, there has not been a serious analysis of the theology of the…

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How Sermons Work
David Murray

How do sermons work? How does a preacher get from the basic nuts and bolts of a few Bible verses to the delivery of a full sermon? That’s the question David Murray answers in this instructive and immensely practical book.…

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Deuteronomy
Edward J. Woods

Deuteronomy has been aptly described as a book 'on the boundary': it addresses the possibilities of new life 'beyond the Jordan' as dependent upon Israel's keeping of the law and acknowledgment of Yahweh's supremacy. Moses leaves the people with his…

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The Message of the Word of God
Tim Meadowcroft

Any coherent comment on what the Bible says about the Bible, the Christian Scriptures,' says Tim Meadowcroft, 'must address the wider notion that God speaks.' Accordingly, his fresh, wide-ranging exposition of 'the message of the word of God' is structured…

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C H Spurgeon’s Forgotten Prayer Meeting Addresses
Terence Peter Crosby

Spurgeon's magazine, The Sword and the Trowel, provided the material for various collections of his addresses and writings compiled after his death in 1892. Among these was Only a Prayer Meeting, published in 1901 and containing forty prayer meeting addresses…

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John Knox
John J Murray

As well as modelling the Church in Scotland, Knox laid the foundation of an extraordinary forward-looking new state, way ahead of the time in such matters as education, social welfare and democracy. The Reformation had its effect in all spheres…

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Dr D Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Eryl Davies

Unexpected? Yes. Unwelcome? Certainly, for Dr D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones was dismayed by what was happening. The date was the 14 December 1926 and the national newspapers were using startling headlines concerning him: ‘Harley Street Doctor to become a Minister' and…

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Defiant Grace
Dane Ortlund

When God-in-the-flesh showed up twenty centuries ago in Palestine, the religious PhDs rejected him and the prostitutes and social outcasts flocked to him. Why? Because the open welcome of divine grace that Jesus offered, open to anyone who would simply…

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Charles Simeon – An Ordinary Pastor of Extraordinary Influence
Derek Prime

  Charles Simeon: An Ordinary Pastor of Extraordinary Influence Derek Prime Day One 275 pages, £10 ISBN: 978-1-84625-313-3 Stars: 4   For over fifty years until his death in 1836, Charles Simeon was a renowned leader among Anglican evangelicals. This…

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The Sovreignty and Supremacy of King Jesus
Mike Abendroth

What thoughts flood our minds when we think about God? Do we think of Him as King? If so, what kind of King? In this book Mike Abendroth seeks to address a twofold problem: most Christians do not consider God…

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I am …
Iain D Campbell

There is none like Christ. None at all! None other is God and man, two natures in one person. None other has the love, grace and heart of Jehovah Jesus. The sight of him is so breath-taking that we turn…

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Bitesize Biography – John Chrysostom
Earl Blackburn

It is good that Christ reigns over all, particularly in his church. Otherwise, biblical Christianity would disappear from the earth. Chrysostom is proof positive that the mediatorial Lord of heaven and earth rules and overrules in the affairs of men…

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The S.A.L.T. plan
Chuck Bentley

The Enemy will never “waste a good crisis,” so neither should we as God’s people. We can turn everyday adversity into advantage by loving others and leading them into God’s Kingdom during their time of need. The signs are around…