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Inventing the Universe
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Inventing the Universe
Alister McGrath

Inventing the Universe, by Alister McGrath   Subtitle: Why we can't stop talking about science, faith and God   The author's main aim is to show that science and belief in God (in particular, the Christian faith) complement and enrich…

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God has spoken
Gerald Bray

Theology is important - and so is the story behind the specific doctrines that have been debated, defined and refined throughout church history. Gerald Bray introduces readers to the history of Christian theology. Unlike other volumes on the topic, Bray's…

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The second letter to the Corinthians (Pillar NT Comm)
Mark A Seifrid

This Pillar NT Commentary abounds with the author’s own approach to exegesis. It is scholarly but dry reading. It will doubtless appeal to the academic reader; there is much consultation of other authors. However, notable omissions in the consultation are…

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Unleash the Word
Karen Soole

The introduction alone to Unleash the Word is a good enough reason to buy this book! But there is more — much more — to this guide into how to lead a small-group Bible study. Here is a most helpful…

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Caring for widows
Brian Croft & Austin Walker

I have had a bee in my bonnet that widows in churches are a neglected group and, therefore, I was delighted to review this book. Brian Croft and Austin Walker have combined ‘to inform the reader of the biblical imperatives…

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What does the Bible really teach about homosexuality?
Kevin DeYoung

If you want an answer to this question which is thorough, reasonably succinct and well-written, then this is the book for you. It covers all the main issues and objections, presenting a clear, pastoral and practical message to Christians wrestling…

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The secret life of a Pastor
Michael A Milton

This book comprises 20 short letters written by the author to students at various US seminaries where he has taught over the years. Men preparing for ministry are clearly the target readership, though ministers of all ages would benefit from…

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Far Above Rubies – the life of Bethan Lloyd-Jones
Lynette Clark

This is a well-researched, sensitively written account of the life and influence of Bethan Lloyd-Jones, née Phillips (1898-1991) wife of the late Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones. It will be welcomed by all who are eager to learn more about those remarkable…

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How Church can change your Life
Josh Moody

Christians are perhaps more influenced by the consumer driven mentality of the world around us than we are prepared to admit. There are an increasing number of professing Christians who do not see any need to commit themselves to a…