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All reviews from September 2014

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Slogging along in the paths of righteousness
Slogging along in the paths of righteousness
Dale Ralph Davis

Slogging along in the paths of righteousness: Psalms 13-24 Dale Ralph Davis Christian Focus Publications, 192 pages, £8.99 ISBN: 978-1-78191-304-8 Star rating : 3 As a convinced ‘DRD’ fan, I was always going to enjoy this book. Its twelve short…

Bitesize Biography – John Hooper
Pete Sullivan

John HooperPete SullivanEP Books (Bitesize Biography)158 pages, £6.99ISBN: 9781783970094Star rating : 4 Pete Sullivan’s biography of John Hooper is a brief but excellent account of the last few years of Hooper’s life. This period, during which he received the bishoprics…

Pop Cultured
Pop Cultured
Steve Turner

Pop culturedSteve TurnerIVP, 256 pages, £10.99ISBN: 978-1-84474-905-8Star rating : 3 Steve Turner is clearly an enthusiastic Christian with a wealth of experience in pop culture. He has contributed to rock music magazines, as well as written books on Johnny Cash…

Bitesize Biography – William Farel
Bitesize Biography – William Farel
Jason Zuidema

William FarelJason ZuidemaEP Books (Bitesize Biography), 126 pages, £6.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-954-0Star rating : 4 If the name of William Farel is known at all, it is usually in connection with John Calvin. He is often remembered as the man who changed…

From Heaven He came and sought her
Jonathan Gibson

From heaven he came and sought her Ed. D. & J. Gibson Crossway Books, 704 pages, hardcover £27.19 (Kindle £10.99) ISBN: 978-1-4335-1276-6 Star rating : 5 This book is a landmark contribution to the current debate surrounding particular redemption. Since…

Thabiti M. Anyabwile

Captivated — beholding the mystery of Jesus’ death and resurrectionThabiti M. AnyabwileReformation Heritage Books, 100 pages £5.45ISBN: 978-1601783004Star rating : 4 Short and easy to read, this is an excellent book. It is based on a series of sermons covering…

A Bruised Reed
A Bruised Reed
Phil Cottrell

A bruised reed — one Christian’s journey through depressionPhil CottrellEP Books, 72 pages, £4.99ISBN: 978-0852349984Star rating : 3 The author of this booklet has suffered from depression and anxiety and so writes with real understanding of the symptoms and genuine…

Patrick of Ireland
Michael Haykin

Patrick of Ireland: his life and impactMichael A. G. HaykinChristian Focus Publications, 112 pages, £7.99ISBN: 978-1-78191-303-1Star rating : 4 Michael A.G. Haykin’s Patrick of Ireland: his life and impact is a brief but insightful biography of this Church Father. While…

The Holy Spirit (Kindle edition)
Geoffrey Thomas

Several years ago, Geoffrey Thomas was invited by the Welsh Evangelical School of Theology to give a series of lectures on the Holy Spirit. He took up the invitation enthusiastically, also preparing a number of sermons on the subject which…