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Jeremy is the pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley

The Pastor of Kilsyth: The Life and Times of W. H. Burns
Islay Burns

This is a slow-burn biography about what often looks like a slow-burn life. First published in 1860, its approach can seem ponderous. Some elements might bewilder anyone but a two-hundred year old Scotsman. So why persevere with the book? Because…

The Baptist story: from English sect to global movement
Nathan A. Finn

This is a catch-all introduction to its subject, with all the strengths and weaknesses of the genre. In this case, the strengths are more buttressed and the weaknesses less exaggerated, but all are present and correct. The three editors each…

Baptist foundations: church government in an anti-institutional age
Mark Dever

This volume is a spirited study and defence of a robust and well defined church polity (authority structures and government) from Baptist convictions. It is substantial, thorough and academic in timbre. Nonetheless, it is both enjoyable and profitable. An array…

Something must be known and felt (a missing note in today’s Christianity)
Stuart Olyott

Those who know Stuart Olyott as a preacher or author will know that he is not given to reckless flights of fancy. This should be kept in mind while reading this book, which addresses the place of feeling in the…

George Whitefield – America’s Spiritual Founding Father
Thomas S. Kidd

This volume navigates a number of middle paths simultaneously. The author is an evangelical Christian, yet an academic historian. His is an honest assessment from a sympathetic perspective. It is an American biography of a British preacher, addressing Whitefield as…

Living by Revealed Truth
Tom Nettles

Living by revealed truth: the life and pastoral theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon Tom Nettles Christian Focus 700 pages, £29.99 ISBN: 978-1-78191-122-8 This labour of love from the pen of Tom Nettles has at least three strengths. The first is…

Malachi: A Prophet in Times of Despair
Baruch Maoz

Malachi: A Prophet in Times of Despair connects the plight of the people returning from Babylon with challenges facing modern Christians, indicating the biblical hope and call to selfless obedience. In non-technical language, Baruch Maoz surveys the circumstances of the…

The Heart of Christ
Thomas Goodwin

The Heart of Christ in Heaven towards Sinners on Earth was first published in 1651, and it soon became Thomas Goodwin’s (1600-1680) most popular work. It is a fine example of his Christ- centredness and his mix of theological rigour…

C H Spurgeon’s Forgotten Prayer Meeting Addresses
Terence Peter Crosby

Spurgeon's magazine, The Sword and the Trowel, provided the material for various collections of his addresses and writings compiled after his death in 1892. Among these was Only a Prayer Meeting, published in 1901 and containing forty prayer meeting addresses…

C. H. Spurgeon’s Forgotten Early Sermons
Terence Peter Crosby

Lovers of Spurgeon's preaching have always had a special affection for the sermons of his New Park Street years, with their youthful vibrancy and freshness, but, when compared with their more numerous Metropolitan Tabernacle successors, a far lower percentage of…

Micah: An EP Study Commentary
Dale Ralph Davis

Using his own translation from the Hebrew, Dale Ralph Davis shows how many of the situations Micah addresses are very relevant to the experiences of Christians in various parts of the world in our own day. He presents the prophet,…

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