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All reviews by Dennis Hill

Dennis is the minister of Kingston Evangelical Church, Hull.

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How Christianity Transformed the World
Sharon James

This book is a splendid tonic for anyone who has become jaded by the anti-Christian bias which is so common today. Sharon James has given us an excellent introduction to the history of how the church and individual Christians have…

Recapturing the Wonder of Christmas
Timothy Cross

The title implies that there was a time when there was wonder, and somehow we lost it. But is that true? There is certainly wonder in the Incarnation, when God was ‘incomprehensibly made man’. The author writes about what happened…

The Message of Discipleship: Authentic Followers Of Jesus In Today’s World (Bible Speaks Today Themes)
Peter Morden

Discipleship is a vast theme, including virtually the whole life of the believer. The author is surely right when he rejects the idea of there being two classes of Christian, the believer and the disciple. We are all called to…

Daily Readings-the Early Church Fathers
Nick Needham

Although the fourth in a series of ‘Daily readings’ by Christian Focus, this one may be unique. I’ve never come across readings taken from the writings of the Early Church Fathers. There are many Christians (including ministers) for whom these…

Read Mark Learn – Luke Vol 1
William Taylor

These are study notes on Luke chapters 1-9. They are intended for use by small groups, but could be used for personal study. They are taken from sermons preached by the author, who is the rector at St Helen’s Bishopsgate,…

30 Day Devotional – 1 Thessalonians
Alec Motyer

Review combined with 2 Timothy: 30-day devotional by Alec Motyer IVP has added two new entries to the teeming field of daily devotional literature. These are part of a planned series based on messages from past Keswick Convention speakers. There…

30 Day Devotional – 2 Timothy
Michael Baughen

Review combined with 1 Thessalonians: 30-day devotional by Alec Motyer IVP has added two new entries to the teeming field of daily devotional literature. These are part of a planned series based on messages from past Keswick Convention speakers. There…

The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas
Paul Conan

What is the significance of Paul’s famous address to the Athenian philosophers in Acts 17? One of Paul’s biggest blunders? Or rather a blueprint for successful, cross-cultural ministry in a multi-cultural world? A teacher of philosophy (Copan) and a teacher…

Priority One
Priority One
Josh Hooker

Priority OneJosh HookerEP Books, 128 pages, £6.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-935-9Star rating : 3 The author has written simply, clearly and warmly, explaining well the basics of what is a key, perhaps the key, principle of NT theology: grace — God’s unmerited favour…

Reformation: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Reformation: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow
Carl R. Trueman

Reformation: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow Carl R Trueman Christian Focus Publications 128, £6.99 ISBN: 978-1-84550-701-5 Star Rating: 4   In four brief, lively, readable chapters, Carl Trueman explains with feeling and humour some reasons why the Reformation of 500 years…

Christians in a PC World
John Benton

Christians in a PC World John Benton Evangelical Press 192 pages, £8.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-912-0 Star Rating: 4 stars This book is timely, easy-to-read, well reasoned and Biblically based.  It focuses on one of the key issues facing Christians in our…

A Day’s March Nearer Home: Autobiography of J. Graham Miller
J. Graham Miller

The approval of God and faithfulness to Scripture were Graham Miller's first concerns, and his autobiography will surely stir the same ambitions in others.

The Authentic Gospels: New Evidence (Bible & Church Conference)
Simon J. Gathercole

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Spiritual-Mindedness
John Owen

This newest in the Puritan Paperback Series began as Owen's personal meditations on Romans 8:6, became a favourite book of William Wilberforce and now is encouraging others who feel overwhelmed by the power of worldliness.

Writing the Rapture: Prophecy Fiction in Evangelical America
Crawford Gribben

Seeking the forces that drove the unexpected success of the Left Behind novels, Crawford Gribben traces the gradual development of the prophecy fiction genre from its eclectic roots among early twentieth-century fundamentalists.

Banner in the West: A Spiritual History of Lewis and Harris
John Macleod

From the unfathomable Standing Stones of Callanish to the quiet dignity of Christian commitment, the people of Lewis and Harris have, for millennia, sought for eternal meaning through their struggles in a robust, stripping environment. Even today, as their Gaelic…

From Eden to the New Jerusalem: An Introduction to Biblical Theology
T. Desmond Alexander

Using the theory to start from the denouement, or resolution, in Revelation's last verses and work backward, Alexander pieces together the Bible's overarching plot.

Minority Report: Unpopular Thoughts on Everything from Ancient Christianity to Zen Calvinism
Carl R. Trueman

Theological essays are dusty, humourless affairs aren't they? Well, they don't have to be! This is the second collection of essays by Carl Trueman. His first collection was received with the enthusiasm. This time Chick Lit, Adolf Eichman, the i-pod,…

Where Reason Fails (2006 Westminster Conference papers)
Stanley Jebb

This annual conference in London, dating back to the early 50s, originally under the leadership of Martyn Lloyd-Jones and J. I. Packer, focuses on theology and history with special reference to the Puritans. Robert Letham dealt with 'John Owen's doctrine…

The Complete Gathered Gold
John Blanchard

Solomon said, 'A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in settings of silver' (Proverbs 25:11). John Blanchard has obviously been searching for that kind of gold - and by the looks of this book has met with considerable…

God in the Wasteland: The Reality of Truth in the World of Fading Dreams
David F. Wells

Dennis Hill revisits David F. Wells' challenging book published in 1994 and, 13 years on, asks the author for his present views on Western evangelicalism. God in the wasteland was the second of four books on evangelicalism by Dr Wells.…

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