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All reviews from September 2019

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Reflections: Characters in Acts — A matter of the heart
Harry Uprichard

‘Thorough’ and ‘thoughtful’ were words that came to mind as I was reading this book. This is a study of seven characters who feature in Luke’s account of the early church, showing how they responded to their encounter with the…

Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music? Larry Norman and the perils of Christian rock
Gregory Thornbury

What are we to make of Larry Norman, the controversial pioneer of Christian pop music in the late 1960s and ‘70s? Gregory Alan Thornbury (son of occasional ET contributor John) tells the fascinating story with riveting style and careful accuracy.…

That Hideous Strength: How the West Was Lost
Melvin Tinker

A book offering to tell us ‘how the West was lost’ has set itself a very ambitious target. Perhaps it needs a few more pages to quite hit that target. But it succeeds admirably in drawing our attention to a…

More Love – Elizabeth Prentiss
Claire Williams

More Love is a short biography of Elizabeth Prentiss, though Williams uses her imagination to embellish the story by inserting conversations into the narrative. It is one of the Trailblazers books for children (8-14 years of age) but adults can…

Remaining Faithful in Ministry: 9 essential convictions for every pastor
John MacArthur

As the title suggests, this book is mainly directed at ministers, though occasional preachers and those considering going into the ministry would greatly benefit from its content. Dr MacArthur begins by stating that, despite having two godly ministers in his…