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All reviews by Paul Brown

Paul is a retired pastor now living in Lancashire

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Dig Deeper: Tools to Unearth the Bible’s Treasure
Nigel Beynon

This is a reprint in a new format of a book first published in 2005. It sets out a series of sixteen 'tools' to enable Christians, and especially students, to interpret and understand the Bible better. Some of these are…

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The plausibility problem – the church and same-sex attraction
Ed Shaw

This is a book which pastors and youth leaders should read. It is written by an Anglican pastor who experiences same-sex attraction and who is quite frank about his struggles. Contemporary culture now demands that we face the issue of…

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What does the Bible really teach about homosexuality?
Kevin DeYoung

If you want an answer to this question which is thorough, reasonably succinct and well-written, then this is the book for you. It covers all the main issues and objections, presenting a clear, pastoral and practical message to Christians wrestling…

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Selected Writings of Benjamin Morgan Palmer
Ed. C. N. Willborn & Caleb Cangelosi

This volume consists of 34 short articles written for The Southwestern Presbyterian in the years 1869–70. At that time, Palmer was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of New Orleans, USA. The Southwestern Presbyterian is described as a weekly newspaper,…

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Autobiography of a Yorkshire Christian
Douglas Higgins

Autobiography of a Yorkshire Christian Douglas Higgins Banner of Truth Trust 96, £6.22 ISBN: 978-1-84871-488-5 Star Rating: 4   In just 87 pages this little book charts the life of a man who reached his 100th year in 2014. It…

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An able and faithful ministry
James M Garretson

An able and faithful ministry: Samuel Miller and the pastoral office James M. GarretsonReformation Heritage Books, 428 pages, £13.62, ISBN: 978-1-60178-298-4Star rating: 5 This is a great book in several senses. It is large and beautifully produced; a pleasure to…

Engaging with Keller
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Engaging with Keller
Ed. Iain D. Campbell and William M. Schweitzer

Engaging with Keller — thinking through the theology of an influential evangelicalEd. Iain D. Campbell and William M. Schweitzer EP Books, 240 pages, £9.99 ISBN: 978-0-85234-928-1 Star Rating: 4  Tim Keller is the pastor-teacher of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York.…

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Persistently Preaching Christ
Ed. C Ash, M David & B White

Persistently preaching Christ — fifty years of Bible ministry in a Cambridge churchEd. Christopher Ash, Mary Davis & Bob WhiteChristian Focus, 192 pages, £10.99, ISBN: 978-1-84550-982-8Star Rating : 3It is essential to take note of the subtitle of this book.…

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The Life of John Calvin
W. J. Grier

The Life of John Calvin W. J. Grier Banner of Truth, 166 pages, £6.00 ISBN: 978-1-84871-181-5 Star Rating : 5 This is an excellent introduction to the life of John Calvin. It also leads us, to some extent, into the…

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Introducing Scripture
Ed Wayne Grudem, C J Collins & T R Schreiner

Introducing Scripture — a guide to the Old and New TestamentsEds Wayne Grudem, C. J. Collins & T. R. SchreinerIVP, 160 pages£8.99ISBN: 978-1-84474-568-5Star rating : 4This book consists of articles originally featured in the ESV Study Bible. It begins with ‘An…

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Dr D Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Eryl Davies

Unexpected? Yes. Unwelcome? Certainly, for Dr D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones was dismayed by what was happening. The date was the 14 December 1926 and the national newspapers were using startling headlines concerning him: ‘Harley Street Doctor to become a Minister' and…

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John MacArthur – Servant of the Word and Flock
Iain H Murray

Through more than forty years, John MacArthur has opened and taught the Word of God in one local congregation, Grace Community Church, Los Angeles. Consequences have followed which no one anticipated, and which the preacher attributes to 'the sovereign hand…

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The Book of Books
Melvyn Bragg

The King James Bible has often been called the Book of Books both in itself and in what it stands for. Since its publication in 1611 it has been the best selling book in the world, and many believe, had…

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