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All reviews by Gwyn Davies

Dr Gwyn Davies (now retired) was a lecturer in church history at the Wales Evangelical School of Theology.

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Pentecostal outpourings: revival and the Reformed tradition
Robert Davis Smart

There are Christians today who have little place for revival. Some focus on the most useful methods for reaching unbelievers with the gospel. Others concentrate on taking Christianity into the public square by promoting social justice or confronting aggressive secularisation.…

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Martyn Lloyd-Jones – his life and relevance for 21st century
Christopher Catherwood

There are those whose eyes would roll in exasperation at the title of this volume. Shouldn’t we be confronting today’s challenges instead of looking back to a man who died 35 years ago? Such a response would be unwarranted. Indeed,…

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Revival in Wales
Emyr Roberts

This is a little gem. Don’t be put off by the title’s ‘in Wales’; the principles and lessons drawn here are of universal interest and significance. After a valuable introduction to Emyr Roberts’s life and ministry, by the late R.…

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The Reformation Experience
Eric Ives

The Reformation Experience: Living through the turbulent 16th century Eric Ives Lion 320 pages, £9.99 ISBN 978-0-7459-5277-2 Star rating: 3 stars   The ‘turbulent’ in the sub-title of this book might well be applied to those recent historians whose debates…

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Charles Simeon – An Ordinary Pastor of Extraordinary Influence
Derek Prime

  Charles Simeon: An Ordinary Pastor of Extraordinary Influence Derek Prime Day One 275 pages, £10 ISBN: 978-1-84625-313-3 Stars: 4   For over fifty years until his death in 1836, Charles Simeon was a renowned leader among Anglican evangelicals. This…

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What to look for in a pastor
Brian Biedebach

Finding the right pastor is critical in the life of a church. But most churches rely on the inexperienced and sometimes blinded pulpit committees, which often gamble with the selection of their candidates because they usually don’t have a clear…

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The Sovereignty of God Debate
George Kalantzis

How is God sovereign with respect to creation? Does creation affect God? Does God suffer or change because of creation? If so, how is this related to Christology? Why have these questions been so controversial in evangelical theology, even costing…

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Speaking Truth in Love: Counsel in Community
David Powlison

Speaking Truth in Love is a blueprint for communication that strengthens community in Christ. The principles outlined in this pivotal work are specific to counseling, yet extend to marriage, family, friendship, business, and the church

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The Message of the Holy Spirit
Keith Warrington

Keith Warrington's conviction is that the Holy Spirit is more important, more central, more immanently involved in his creation, the church, and individual believers, more often and more strategically, than many Christians realise. When Jesus left his disciples and went…

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