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Church Reformed
Tim Bayly

I had not heard of Tim Bayly before, but judging from this book, I would like to meet him. He has a high view of the local church – as does God. And Bayly wants us all to be clear…

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George Whitefield: The First Transatlantic Revivalist
Nigel Scotland

This book is better than its title might suggest. Although Charles Finney, the ‘father of modern revivalism’, considered George Whitefield to be ‘a progenitor of his own revival techniques’ (p.307), such comparison misleads far more than it informs. Whitefield adopted…

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Columba: the Faith of an Island Soldier (Biography)
Bruce Ritchie

I enjoyed this book, which can be read at different levels. Scholars of pre-Roman Western Christianity will find it highly informative. For those of a less academic bent it will be like peering through a window and seeing a world…

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A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Understanding Suicide and Euthaniasia – A Contemporary and Biblical Perspective
Eryl Davies

It is with sensitivity and a pastoral heart that Eryl Davies addresses these complex and controversial issues. Statistics alone demand that a biblical perspective is given to these topics. In 1969, an estimated 51% of the UK population was in…

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Who Am I? Human Identity and the Gospel in a Confusing World
Thomas Fretwell

In today’s secular society, religion is often regarded as without rational or scientific basis, and therefore irrelevant to life in the modern world and all areas of public engagement. If that is our social context, then it is no wonder…