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All reviews by Philip Grist

Philip served for many years, as a missionary in India, with GBM.

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Getting to grips with prayer: Its realities, challenges and potential (Truth for All Time)
Ian McNaughton

Through the years I have read many books on prayer, but I don’t recall any having gripped me more than this book. It is a ‘must’ for every preacher and, indeed, the Lord’s people everywhere. It is well written, easy…

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The Axe and the Tree
Stephen Griffiths

The subtitle of this book is, ‘How bloody persecution sowed the seeds of new life in Zimbabwe’. At the time the story begins, Zimbabwe was known as Rhodesia. The mission involved was the Elim Missionary Society. Key figures in its…

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They’re rugby boys, don’t you know?
Natalie Vellacott

A challenging read! The author professed conversion at an early age, but fell away ‘in a dramatic fashion’. She lived a ‘party lifestyle’. After a long struggle, she came under intense conviction of sin and cried to the Lord for…

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The Truth about Racism
Philip Asante

I found this book hard to review. This was not because I disagreed with the arguments of the author, but simply because of the book’s highly emotive subject matter. While I agreed with much of what was written, there were…

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Fruitfulness on the Frontline
Mark Greene

Fruitfulness on the frontline Mark Greene, IVP, 208 pages, £8.99ISBN: 978-1783591251Star Rating : 3 Perhaps due to the modern English idiom, I struggled to easily get into this book. However, once overcoming that, I began to appreciate the purpose of…

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Below me, the clouds
Ron Collard

Climbing through solid cloud and breaking into a new world of sunshine and dazzling blue sky has been my delightful experience on numerous occasions. My life has been like that: living through clouds of war, fear, illness, disappointment, heart-ache, anxiety,…

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In Japan the Crickets Cry
Ronald Clements

As the Japanese advanced through China in 1942, many westerners were interned. In their prisoner of war camp the dying Olympic sprinter, Eric Liddell, gave young Steve Metcalf his running shoes, and challenged him to pray for the Japanese. This…

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Killing Fields Living Fields: Faith in Cambodia
Don Cormack

Don't be put off by the length of this book. It is a 'must' for every believer and Don Cormack's easy style will grip the reader. But, emotionally, this is not easy to read. I read the original published in…

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