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

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

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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
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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
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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…

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From Heaven He came and sought her
Ed. D & J Gibson

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

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Captivated
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
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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…

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Patrick of Ireland
Michael A G 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…

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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…