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All reviews by Brian Maiden

Brian was born and grew up in a Christian family in Carlisle. After studying theology in London he worked for a while with
students with UCCF and then pastored a church in Stockport for 18 years. He came to Kendal in 1997 and was pastor
at Parr St Church until his retirement in 2012.

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Scripture Reading to the end
Bill Newton

Most of us will be familiar with the ministry of the Army Scripture Readers working under the auspices of SASRA (Soldiers’ and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association). They have been faithfully witnessing for Christ for almost 200 years. Scripture Reading to…

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How To Live as a Christian
Joel Beeke

This short book is a collection of 36 articles, originally appearing at the end of the Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible. They are written by 28 authors and have been newly edited and enlarged by Joel Beeke, himself one of…

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Deuteronomy: At Journey’s End
Alec Motyer

Ever since I heard Alec Motyer’s classic Bible readings on Amos in the early 1970s, I have devoured anything he wrote on the Old Testament. He continued to speak and write until the Lord called him home late last year.…

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PT Resources – Introducing 1&2 Kings
Bob Fyall

When I preached a series of sermons on the books of Kings, I was sorely tempted to rely on the two excellent volumes by Dale Ralph Davis and let him do the hard work for me. The struggle with temptation…

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PT Resources – Teaching 1 Kings
Bob Fyall

This helpful guide to 1 Kings is part of a series published by Christian Focus in conjunction with the Proclamation Trust. It is mainly designed for expository preachers or small group leaders intending to teach the book consecutively. It would…

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His love endures for ever
Garry Williams

This book is a profound and thoughtful meditation on the love of God, by an author clearly moved by his subject. Each of the chapters consists of three sections: an explanation followed by an applicatory meditation and a prayer. The…

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Bitesize Biography – Hugh Latimer
Richard Hannula

Hugh Latimer Richard M. Hannula EP Books, 128 pages, £6.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-304-4 This concise Bitesize Biography of Hugh Latimer is a thoroughly enjoyable read. Its subject was the foremost preacher of the English Reformation. Each chapter summarises a significant section…

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Taking God Seriously
J. I. Packer

Taking God seriously   J. I. Packer IVP, 176 pages, £8.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-609-5Star Rating : 4   J. I. Packer is the well-known author of numerous helpful and highly readable books. He has a wonderful gift of summing up profound…

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Grace Transforming
Philip Graham Ryken

Grace transforming Phil Ryken IVP, 128 pages, £7.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-606-4   One of the encouraging trends in recent years has been the number of books on the greatness of God’s grace in the gospel. I am personally grateful for this,…

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The Amazing Cross
Jeremy McQuoid

The amazing cross Jeremy and Elizabeth McQuoid IVP, 192 pages £8.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-587-6 Star rating : 5 Husband and wife authors Jeremy and Elizabeth McQuoid have written a clear, readable, challenging and refreshing book on what was achieved for us…

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Reviving the Heart
Richard Turnbull

The English Revival of the eighteenth century was an exciting time. What caused the Revival? Why did it spread? Did it prevent a revolution in the UK, similar to that which had convulsed France? And what effect did it have,…

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True Spirituality
Vaughan Roberts

What does it mean to be a truly spiritual Christian? At a time when there is no shortage of answers competing for our attention, how do we know what really is from God? This book looks for answers in the…

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