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Travel Through The Houses of Parliament
Andrew Atherstone

The Houses of Parliament, on the banks of the River Thames at Westminster, are among the most iconic buildings in the world. They have stood for generations at the centre of the United Kingdom’s national political life, and have often…

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Grounded in the Gospel
J I Packer & G A Parrett

Historically, the church's ministry of grounding new believers in the essentials of the faith has been known as catechesis - systematic instruction in faith foundations, including what we believe, how we pray and worship, and how we conduct our lives.…

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Smooth Stones taken from Ancient Brooks
Thomas Brooks

"As a writer, Brooks scatters stars with both his hands: he hath dust of gold; in his storehouse are all manner of precious stones." So wrote C.H. Spurgeon in his Preface to this book. He counted Thomas Brooks among his…

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Ten Myths about Calvinism
Kenneth J Stewart

Historian of Christianity Ken Stewart is intent on setting the record straight about Reformed theology. He identifies ten myths held by either or both Calvinists and non-Calvinists and shows how they are gross mischaracterizations of that theological stream. Certain of…

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O love that will not let me go
Ed Nancy Guthrie

For many modern-day Christians, death has become what J. I. Packer terms 'the great unmentionable'. This attitude denies not only the reality of the human condition, but also the reality of God's promises for believers beyond this life. The church…

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At the Cross
John Benton

These days there are many competitors and ‘look-alikes' around for the gospel of Christ. And the tragedy is that there is such a measure of confusion in the churches that often we can't recognise the genuine article when we see…

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A Voyage of Discovery
Derek W H Thomas

This book is designed to portray biblical spirituality as believers in the God of the Bible express it. It takes a collection of fifteen psalms, conveniently lumped together in the Hebrew canon. The collection of Psalms 120-134 all bear the…

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In light of Eternity – The life of Leonard Ravenhill
Mack Tomlinson

Ravenhill’s spiritual life, uniquely marked by experiential godliness, was from its beginning rooted in eighteenth century English Methodism. Had he lived two hundred years earlier, he could have been one of the men laboring in the gospel with John Wesley…

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The Mighty Weakness of John Knox
Douglas Bond

John Knox, the great Reformer of Scotland, is often remembered as something akin to a biblical prophet born out of time - strong and brash, thundering in righteous might. In truth, he was 'low in stature, and of a weakly…