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In Defense of the Fatherless
Sara Brinton

The Bible speaks clearly of the Christian’s responsibility to care for widows and orphans. Many churches may already have a heart for reaching out to these vulnerable groups, but the subject covered in this book is one for every Christian…

The English Reformation and the Puritans (DVD)
Michael Reeves

One of the criticisms of the way history is taught in schools is that pupils come away knowing a bit about Henry VIII and his six wives, some details of the horrors of the slave trade and something about Hitler,…

Chris Woodall

Chris Woodall, of North-West University in South Africa, has produced a book adding to the growing list of publications on the doctrine of atonement. It comes as third in a series, following Covenant and Kingdom. I have not read the…

Evangelistic Preaching
Roger Carswell

Don’t read this book if you want a comfortable, easy-going Christian life! It is aimed particularly at preachers, but its message applies to all of us acting on Jesus’ words: ‘You shall be my witnesses’ (Acts 1:8). The introduction, ‘The…

Christian’s pocket guide to papacy
Leonardo de Chirico

  With the Bishop of London giving approval to the ecumenical movement and rejoicing in closer ties with the Roman Catholic Church, this book is a must. Not only does the said bishop give an unclear sound, but even some…

His love endures for ever
Garry Williams

This book is a profound and thoughtful meditation on the love of God, by an author clearly moved by his subject. Each of the chapters consists of three sections: an explanation followed by an applicatory meditation and a prayer. The…

‘Return to Me’ — a biblical theology of repentance
Mark J. Boda

Mark Boda is professor of Old Testament at McMaster Divinity College. Return to Me is volume 35 in the New Studies in Biblical Theology series. D. A. Carson is the editor of this series addressing key issues in biblical theology.…

Timothy Keller

Having paid good money for a 300-page tome, you might feel cheated when you discover that one third of the pages are taken up with acknowledgments, an appendix and 68 pages of end notes! But you could do with an…