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Kevin is the minister of Sheffield Presbyterian Church

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Saving the Reformation: The Pastoral Theology of the Canons of Dort
W. Robert Godfrey

Bob Godfrey is an outstanding theologian and church historian. This well-presented hardback stands in a line of top-class writings by him, this time on the Canons of Dort. The first chapter alone is of supreme value. Godfrey summarises the five…

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New Covenant Theology: Weighed and Found Wanting
Kevin McGrane

To read this book was like a breath of fresh air. I could not put it down. Despite the traction that has been gained in the UK among evangelicals by the so-called ‘new covenant theology’ (NCT), it is surprising that…

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All That Is in God: Evangelical Theology and the Challenge of Classical Christian Theism
James E. Dolezal

James E. Dolezal has served the church well with this new book. In recent decades, there have been both subtle and overt attempts to reshape the doctrine of God for the church. This book attempts to recover lost ground by…

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Death in Adam, Life in Christ
John V. Fesko

In the 500th year since the onset of the Reformation, this book is timely. Its focus is on one particular aspect of the doctrine of justification by grace through faith, namely the concept of imputed righteousness. The title encapsulates this…

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Jonathan Edwards and the Psalms
David P Barshinger

If you are interested in preaching or the theology of Jonathan Edwards, biblical exegesis or the Psalms, then this book will interest you. It is well researched and well written. The author arranges his material around seven key topics in…

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NIV Proclamation Bible

The dust jacket of this NIV Bible asserts that this is ‘the clearest and most accurate modern English Bible translation’. It has the recently updated 2011 text. However, it was believed by the translators that there had been such a…

Antinomianism – Reformed Theology’s unwelcome guest?
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Antinomianism – Reformed Theology’s unwelcome guest?
Mark Jones

Antinomianism - Reformed Theology's unwelcome guest? Mark Jones P&R publishing 172, £12.99 ISBN: 978-1596388154 Star Rating: 0 This book is timely, incisive, warm and well researched. My initial impression in reading through these nine chapters is that my was soul…

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Confessing the Faith
Chad van Dixhoorn

This companion volume for readers of the Westminster Confession of Faith (WCF) is heartily welcomed. Chad Van Dixhoorn is a renowned expert on the minutes and papers of the Westminster Assembly, and is an ordained minister and church practitioner. He…

A Trinitarian Theology of Religions
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A Trinitarian Theology of Religions
G McDermott & H Netland

A Trinitarian Theology of Religions G McDermott & H Netland Oxford University Press 336, £18.60 ISBN: 978-0-19-975183-9 Star Rating: 4   From both an academic and evangelical perspective, this book interacts intelligently with the religious pluralism so prevalent in the…

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From Heaven He came and sought her
Jonathan Gibson

From heaven he came and sought her Ed. D. & J. Gibson Crossway Books, 704 pages, hardcover £27.19 (Kindle £10.99) ISBN: 978-1-4335-1276-6 Star rating : 5 This book is a landmark contribution to the current debate surrounding particular redemption. Since…

BST – The Message of the Church
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BST – The Message of the Church
Chris Green

BST - The Message of the Church Chris Green IVP 336, £12.99 ISBN: 978-1-84474-878-5 Star Rating: 1 Perhaps one of the most needed areas for serious recovery in the Western evangelical church is the doctrine of the church. For this…

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Travel with Jonathan Edwards
Michael Haykin

Travel with Jonathan Edwards Michael HaykinDay One Publications 128 pages, £10.00 ISBN: 978-1-84625-390-4   This book covers a number of themes. It is a tourist guide; a summary of the Edwards era regarding revival and church history; a source of…

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Encountering God Together
David G Peterson

'I am often disturbed or disappointed by what I experience when I "go to church",' says David Peterson. 'At first glance the issues seem to be practical... Mostly, however, these practical failings seem to reveal a poor understanding of why…

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A Puritan Theology
Mark Jones

A Puritan Theology Joel Beeke & Mark Jones Reformation Heritage Books 1056, £60.00 ISBN: 978-1-60178-166-6 Star Rating: 5 Stimulating, dynamic and exciting! These are worthy words to describe this new title on the Puritans. It is an original contribution, because…

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God is a Communicative Being: Divine Communicativeness and Harmony in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards
William M. Schweitzer

Over the past half century, there has been a proliferation of scholarship on the great American theologian Jonathan Edwards. However, the vast majority of this output confines itself to the details of his work. With some welcome exceptions, the forest…

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Setting our sights on Heaven
Paul D Wolfe

In Setting Our Sights on Heaven, Paul Wolfe brings out the Bible’s teaching about heaven, addressing the various factors that tend to push heaven out of our minds, and provides gospel remedies that help us push it back to where…

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The Sovreignty and Supremacy of King Jesus
Mike Abendroth

What thoughts flood our minds when we think about God? Do we think of Him as King? If so, what kind of King? In this book Mike Abendroth seeks to address a twofold problem: most Christians do not consider God…

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The Books of Moses Revisited
Paul Lawrence

Who wrote the first five books of the Bible? Does it really matter who did? The Books of Moses Revisited explores this question by comparing the covenants of Exodus/Leviticus and Deuteronomy with the inter-state treaties of the late second millennium…

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Everyday Church – mission by being good neighbours
Tim Chester & Steve Timmis

ET COMMENT: As reported in the March 2020 ET, Steve Timmis has been removed as the chief executive of the Acts 29 church-planting network and he has stepped down as an elder of The Crowded House church. This follows reports…

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Grounded in the Gospel
J. I. Packer

Historically, the church's ministry of grounding new believers in the essentials of the faith has been known as catechesis - systematic instruction in faith foundations, including what we believe, how we pray and worship, and how we conduct our lives.…

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