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All reviews from November 2021

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Basil of Caesarea: His life and impact

Basil of Caesarea never saw the two significant church councils of the 4th century, and yet his name is deservedly associated with both of them. He was born after the Council of Nicaea in 325, where it was established that…

Grace for Troubled Times: Devotional readings prompted by the 2020 Covid-19 lockdown
John Hooper

As the coronavirus pandemic hit in March 2020 and society closed down, many Christians sought to encourage one another by sharing Bible verses, hymns, and extracts from favourite authors. Fewer did so on a daily basis. But John Hooper continued…

The Pastor With a Thorn in His Side: Stories of ministering with depression and what the church can do to help

When I discovered that this book was due to be published, I awaited its arrival with some eagerness. Almost a decade ago, I had a lengthy episode of depression myself which was like having an intravenous injection of liquid terror.…

Above and Beyond: The illustrated story of Mission Aviation Fellowship
Mission Aviation Fellowship

As someone with a long-standing interest in both aircraft and world mission, this book had immediate appeal to me! But you don’t have to be an aviation nerd to enjoy it. Above and Beyond is a very well-produced coffee table…

Helping the Suffering: Autobiographical reflections on supporting those in pain
James & Jennie Muldoon

This is a short and practical book, useful to anyone who has ever wondered if there is more they can do to support their friends who are suffering. The first part outlines some of the acute sufferings which the authors…

Pastorals for Pastors: A reading plan with notes for Christian ministers
Gary Brady

Every pastor should get a copy of this book. You will not be disappointed. However, other people such as seminary students may also benefit from it; or perhaps someone reading through Paul’s pastoral letters could get this book and read…