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A Ransom for Many – The Gospel of Mark Simply Explained
Steve Wilmhurst

This book is based on a series of sermons preached at Kensington Baptist Church in Bristol. The author has increasingly, and beyond his expectations, been drawn in by the sheer power of the story-telling. Grasping something of the skilled and…

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Introducing Scripture
Ed Wayne Grudem, C J Collins & T R Schreiner

Introducing Scripture — a guide to the Old and New TestamentsEds Wayne Grudem, C. J. Collins & T. R. SchreinerIVP, 160 pages£8.99ISBN: 978-1-84474-568-5Star rating : 4This book consists of articles originally featured in the ESV Study Bible. It begins with ‘An…

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What Jesus is doing now
Gary Brady

What Jesus is doing nowGary BradyEP Books224 pages£9.99ISBN: 978-0-852-34775-1Star rating : 4We often reflect on what Jesus did for our salvation in the past and look forward in hope to what he will do when he returns. However, we tend…

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The Amazing Cross
J & E McQuoid

The amazing crossJeremy and Elizabeth McQuoidIVP, 192 pages £8.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-587-6 Star rating : 5Husband and wife authors Jeremy and Elizabeth McQuoid have written a clear, readable, challenging and refreshing book on what was achieved for us through the cross…

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The Reformed Worldview
D Engelsma & H Hanko

The Reformed Worldview D Engelsma & H Hanko British Reformed Fellowship 144 pages, £5.50 Star Rating: 1 stars   This book contains the six lectures given at the 2010 Conference of the British Reformed Fellowship held in Cardiff. The authors…

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Overflowing Grace
David N Jones

Overflowing graceDavid N. JonesBryntirion Press96 pages, £4.99 ISBN: 978-1-85049-245-0Star rating: 4 This book contains the four addresses delivered by the author at the 2011 Evangelical Movement of Wales conference at Aberystwyth. Wonderfully, they seem to have lost little of their pace…

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The Next Story: Life and Faith after the Digital Explosion
Tim Challies

Acknowledging that technology is everywhere, an inescapable aspect of our lives, author and blogger Tim Challies provides guidance and direction for readers who struggle with the changes brought about by the digital revolution. He helps readers understand why digital technology…

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52 Spurgeon Stories for Children Book 1
Tony Hutter

52 Spurgeon stories for children, Book 1Tony HutterDay One Publications112 pages, £5.00ISBN: 978-1-84625-288-4Star rating : 4 Tony Hutter’s hope and prayer in writing these books is that children may be led to find salvation in Christ and learn truths from…

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52 Spurgeon Stories for Children Book 2
Tony Hutter

52 Spurgeon stories for children, Book 2128 pages£6.00, ISBN: 978-1-846-25357-7Star rating : 4 Tony Hutter’s hope and prayer in writing these books is that children may be led to find salvation in Christ and learn truths from the Bible that…

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Riches in Romania
Rebecca Parkinson

Riches in Romania Rebecca Parkinson Day One Publications 112 pages, £6.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-360-7 Star Rating: 4 stars  This is a storybook in a Day One series called ‘Faith Finders’, which has an underlying gospel message. It seems to be aimed…

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Zeal for Godliness
Trueman/Duncan/Waters etc

Zeal for godliness Carl Trueman at al EP Books272 pages£14.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-758-4 Star rating : 4This book is a delight, in its production and cover design, and especially in its contents. It consists of 253 readings from Calvin’s great Institutes of…

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Our Southern Zion
David B Calhoun

A few blocks from the First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, South Carolina, is a fine antebellum mansion, the Robert Mills Historic House, named for the man who designed it. The house, beautifully restored, with Regency furnishings, marble mantelpieces, and sterling…

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Reading the Gospels Wisely: A Narrative and Theological Introduction
Jonathan T. Pennington

Reading the Gospels wisely:a narrative and theological introductionJonathan T. PenningtonBaker Academic268 pages£14.99ISBN: 978-0-8010-3937-9Star rating : 3Jonathan Pennington is associate professor at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His book discusses the nature and purpose of the four canonical Gospels and sets…