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All reviews by John Tredgett

John is an elder at Grace Evangelical Church in Carlisle. He is also the Church News and Letters editor for Evangelical Times.

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Athanasius of Alexandria: His Life and Impact (The Early Church Fathers)
Peter Barnes

Athanasius, bishop of Alexandria in Egypt, was a key figure in early church history. During the fourth century he defended the deity of Christ boldly in the face of widespread Arianism. Peter Barnes, an Australian pastor and church history lecturer,…

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Judged and delivered — spiritual lessons from the times of the Judges
Alan Hill

This is an excellent exposition of Judges, written by the pastor of an English-speaking church in Switzerland. Based on a sermon series, it is readable yet comprehensive; warm in tone, yet forthright in exhortation. Judges covers an early period in…

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BST – The message of Joshua
David G. Firth

A college lecturer specialising in the Old Testament, David Firth has authored several commentaries on the Hebrew Scriptures prior to this volume. His expertise in the Hebrew language and Israelite customs inform this book throughout, making it an enjoyable read.…

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Teaching of the Torah
Kent Dobson

Beware of the title! This book is essentially identical to the NIV first-century study Bible, albeit containing only the first five books of Scripture. The full NIV translation of the Pentateuch is included, along with a page-by-page commentary. Other features…

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NIV First-Century Study Bible
Kent Dobson

The market for study Bibles is a crowded one, but this is a unique entry. Its subheading is ‘Explore Scripture in its Jewish and early Christian context’. The general editor, Kent Dobson, spent years studying in Jerusalem (he now pastors…

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Why are you here?
John Blanchard

It cannot be often that Kim Kardashian, Karl Popper and King Solomon are all quoted in the same book. Nonetheless, these three are among the 800-plus references in John Blanchard’s new exploration of the old philosophical question, ‘Why are we…

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Open Your Bible – All-in-One Bible Guide

Open your Bible: the all-in-one Bible guide Martin Manser (Ed.)Creative 4 International, 848 pages, £28.49ISBN: 978-0-7554-8991-6 Big, well produced and colourful, this book grabs the attention. It ambitiously sets out to be a comprehensive, one-volume overview of Christian faith, practice…

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The Fight of Faith – Lives & Testimonies from the Battlefield

The Fight of Faith - lives & testimonies from the battlefield SASRACompiled and edited by Michael Clayton and Philip BrayPanoplia Publishing, 208 pages, £7.00, ISBN: 978-0-9576089-0-0Star Rating : 4 Composed of 15 separate testimonies and biographical sketches, this anthology focusing…

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Open Your Bible – Old Testament Commentary

Open your Bible: Old Testament commentary Martin Manser (Ed.)Creative 4 International,1040 pages, £9.21 (Kindle)ISBN: 978-1-9096-8002-9 In spite of its prodigious length, this book is largely devotional, designed to be read little and often. From Genesis to Malachi, the entire Old…

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Open Your Bible – New Testament Commentary

Open your Bible: New Testament commentary Martin Manser (Ed.)Creative 4 International, 1008 pages, £9.21 (Kindle)ISBN: 978-1-9096-8003-6 Coupled with its Old Testament counterpart, this hefty volume aims to provide a light but comprehensive sweep of the Bible. From Matthew to Revelation,…

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