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All reviews by James Chittenden

James is assistant to the pastor at Tollgate Evangelical Church in Redhill, Surrey.

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Take Care of Yourself: Survive and Thrive in Christian Ministry (Lausanne Library)
Pablo Martinez

Whilst primarily aimed at those in full-time ministry, this book would be worth reading to help you understand the battles of those in ministry. It will fuel your prayers for them and show how you might be able to encourage…

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Jesus Through the Old Testament: Transform your Bible understanding
Graeme Goldsworthy

The whole Bible presents Jesus, but do we always perceive him? Graeme sets out to help Christians see the centrality of Jesus to the Old Testament (OT). The book is in two halves, the first covering how to see Jesus…

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What the Bible really says about The Days of Creation
Simon Turpin

In this small booklet, Simon Turpin (general manager and speaker for Answers in Genesis UK) sets out in simple terms some answers to common questions about Genesis 1-9. He gently shows the connection from Genesis to our need of Jesus…

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And they crucified him
Alun Ebenezer

In this God-honouring, heart-stirring book, Alun Ebenezer considers chronologically the events leading up to, including and following the death of the Lord Jesus Christ. The book is written in conversational style, at times leading the reader down thoughtful side paths,…

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People in the Bible – The Life of Abraham
Malcolm Maclean

Malcolm Maclean was the managing editor for Christian Focus Publishing and now ministers in the Free Church of Scotland. As may be expected, he has written this short study on Abraham with clear biblical exposition and heartfelt, practical application. Do…

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Becoming Christlike
Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis was commissioned by the Keswick movement to write this. It forms part of the Keswick Foundations series. It is partly based on a comment by John Stott at his last attendance at the Keswick Convention: ‘Christlikeness is the…

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Starting out in Children’s Ministry
Alison Mitchell

In this short book, Alison Mitchell gives helpful and clear advice on setting up and running children’s ministry. Alison is the commissioning editor for the Good Book Company and has been training children’s and youth leaders for over 30 years.…

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Amazing Acts — Act one: Enjoying the real life drama of Acts 1:1 to 9:31
Gerard Chrispin

This is the first of three studies working through the book of Acts. Gerard Chrispin (Christian Prison Resources Ministries; United Beach Mission and Christian Answer; Day One author) brings his passion for the Word of God, along with his clear…

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Facing a task unfinished
Roger Carswell

In this devotional book Roger Carswell encourages believers to engage in personal evangelism and adopt a mission mindset. Unlike many devotionals, this book has only one thought for each week of the year. The reason is that it is intended…

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Before you say ‘I don’t believe’
Roger Carswell

In his usually clear and easy-to-read manner, Roger Carswell sets out to encourage non-Christians to ‘consider a little of the evidence for Christian belief’. Following his previous book, Grill a Christian, this new title aims to address a society pervaded…

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How do I kill remaining sin?
Geoffrey Thomas

This short booklet (currently available as an ebook in the UK) is a serious and helpful introduction to the doctrine of mortification. Readable in under 30 minutes, it is yet full of good teaching and practical advice. Geoffrey Thomas begins…

Gain the whole world?
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Gain the whole world?
C B Martin

Gain the whole world? C B Martin 10ofthose.com 96 pages, £3.19 ISBN: 978-1-909610175-7 Star Rating: 4  This short book considers the problem of idolatry in today’s society. The author looks helpfully at how idolatry affects and warps our views on…

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Captivated
Thabiti M Anyabwile

Captivated — beholding the mystery of Jesus’ death and resurrectionThabiti M. AnyabwileReformation Heritage Books, 100 pages £5.45ISBN: 978-1601783004Star rating : 4 Short and easy to read, this is an excellent book. It is based on a series of sermons covering…

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You asked: your questions – God’s answers
William Edgar

It can be difficult to ask questions, far less answer them. Perhaps you’ve felt that sometimes the questions you really want to ask just can’t be answered. They’re too difficult; too embarrassing; and perhaps you shouldn’t be asking them anyway.…

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How Sermons Work
David Murray

How do sermons work? How does a preacher get from the basic nuts and bolts of a few Bible verses to the delivery of a full sermon? That’s the question David Murray answers in this instructive and immensely practical book.…

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