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All reviews by Kerry Orchard

Kerry serves as an elder in Heath Evangelical Church, Cardiff.

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Long Story Short: The Bible in 12 Phrases
Glen Scrivener

This is an ambitious little book. The eponymous ‘long story’ is the Scriptures. The subtitle describes what Scrivener is attempting: ‘The Bible in 12 phrases’. There are nine pithy chapters covering the Old Testament. Three are given to the New…

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All you need to know about the Bible – Book 5
Brian H Edwards

This informative book is a joy to read and of great importance in restoring the confidence of the ordinary Christian in the Word of God. It is one of a set of six short books with the same title, All…

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50 World-changing events in Christian History
Earl Blackburn

Earl Blackburn has written a helpful and unusual book. It is well researched and written with the average Christian in mind. In just over 300 pages he covers church history from the end of the New Testament to the present day.…

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My Journey so far
Andrew White

This is an easy read about an extraordinary man, commonly known as the ‘Vicar of Baghdad’. Not many people in their 40s deem it an appropriate time to pen their autobiography, but the author has packed a lot into this…

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To win our neighbors for Christ
Wes Bredenhof

Readers will never guess this book’s contents from its title! To the initiated, the subtitle (‘The missiology of the three forms of unity’) might give a clue; the overall title of the series — ‘Explorations in Reformed confessional theology’ —…

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Christian Marriage
Paul E. Brown

Christian MarriagePaul E. BrownGrace Publications128, £5.99ISBN: 978-1-91013-705-5Star Rating: 5I have now reviewed several good books for ET but this is the first one I felt merited the "outstanding" accolade.  It may be just a short volume but it contains excellent biblical…

The Soul Journey
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The Soul Journey
Kent & Katie Philpott

The Soul JourneyKent & Katie PhilpottEarthen Vessel Publishing220, £8.94ISBN: 978-0-9703296-1-5Star Rating: 4 There is, in contemporary society, a heightened interest in spiritualities of every stripe. This was brought home to me on a recent visit to Los Angeles, where spiritism…

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Bitesize Biography – Girolamo Savonarola
Douglas Bond & Douglas McComas

Bitesize Biography - Girolamo SavonarolaDouglas Bond & Douglas McComasEP Books144, £6.99ISBN: 978-1-78397-001-8Star Rating: 3 Girolamo Savonarola Douglas Bond & Douglas McComas EP Books, 144 pages, £6.99, ISBN: 978-1-78397-001-8 Prior to reading this book, the name Girolamo Savonarola was known to…

Bitesize Biography – Adolphe Monod
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Bitesize Biography – Adolphe Monod
Constance Walker

Adolphe MonodConstance WalkerEP Books, 176 pages, £7.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-957-1Star rating: 4 Prior to reading this Bitesize Biography, Adolphe Monod had been merely a name to me, just a French-speaking theological figure. However, Constance Walker’s labour of love brings to life a…

Developing Healthy Spiritual Growth
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Developing Healthy Spiritual Growth
Joel Beeke

Developing Healthy Spiritual GrowthJoel BeekeEP Books144, £6.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-947-2Star Rating: 3 Joel Beeke is a beacon of light in the troubled waters of contemporary Reformed evangelicalism. He is a gospel man, willing to serve Christ by preaching, whether to a small…

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Bitesize Biography – Matthew Henry
Philip H Eveson

Bitesize Biography — Matthew Henry Philip H. Eveson EP Books, 128 pages, £5.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-799-7 Star Rating : 4 I was glad to read this book, because Matthew Henry’s commentary on the whole Bible has been a favourite resource for…

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The History of Providence
Alexander Carson

The history of providenceAlexander CarsonBanner of Truth, 248 pages, £7.50ISBN: 978-1-84871-175-4Star Rating : 3I write this at a time of family bereavement and following serious family illness and conflict in the Evangelical Reformed scene. Belief in a sovereign God and…

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Faith, Hope & the Global Economy
Richard Higginson

Does faith have any hope to offer a global economy beset by debt and crisis? Richard Higginson argues that, rightly understood and applied, faith can be an enormous power for good - stimulating enterprise, reducing poverty, promoting integrity, ensuring sustainability…

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