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All reviews by Stuart Fisher

Stuart is an elder at Hope Church in Ferndown. He is married to Liz and they have three grown up children and four grandchildren. Stuart works part-time as a primary school teacher and also as the teaching pastor at Hope Church.

Willing but Weak: Fighting to put self-control at the heart of Christian discipleship
Paul Williams

I guess most of us, if we are really honest, would admit that we struggle with self-control. Here is a book that tackles the issue in a clear and forthright way. It is a small volume, which might superficially suggest…

Makers of Puritan history
Marcus Loane

This is an update of a book originally written in 1960, describing the great 17th century struggle for religious freedom. The author highlights the conflict as seen through the lives of four eminent Puritans – Alexander Henderson, Samuel Rutherford, John…

Reformation heroes
Reformation heroes
Joel Beeke

This is a super book that fills a gap in the Christian book market. It is an updated, modernised and expanded version of an earlier work by Richard Newton called The Reformation and its heroes. The book has a threefold…

Saints of Zion
R. C. Sproul

I approached this review with some trepidation as it is unfamiliar territory for me. This was further compounded by the recent death of R. C. Sproul, a mighty servant of God who has now gone to his eternal reward. The…

Wonders of Grace

Anything associated with C. H. Spurgeon merits serious attention. The publishers of this little gem deserve much praise. It is a collection of testimonies drawn from the archives of the Metropolitan Tabernacle. They display a fascinating variety of testimonies from…

Why the Reformation still matters
Tim Chester

Michael Reeves and Tim Chester have done a great service to the church in writing this book. It is a timely reminder of what happened in Europe some 500 years ago, in what has been called the Great Reformation. In…

Travel through Wales
John Aaron

As we pulled up beside the gates of a small chapel, one of my sons quipped, ‘So, which dead preacher’s grave are we visiting now?’ If only I had possessed this book, wrong turnings would have been avoided and my…

The daring mission of William Tyndale
Steven J. Lawson

Stephen Lawson is a gifted writer who has a knack of getting to the heart of the matter. This is a fresh look at the life and work of a truly amazing man, rightly called the father of the English…

American Apocalypse
Matthew Avery Sutton

This book reviews the history of evangelicalism in America from the turn of the nineteenth century to today. It outlines its evolution from radical evangelism, through the fundamentalism of the 1920s, to the evangelicalism of modern times. Its particular emphasis…

John Knox – Fearless Faith
Steven J. Lawson

After the fanfare given by many respected reviewers, I was expecting the biography of the decade! To be fair, while this book did not reach such giddy heights, it certainly was a well-crafted and excellent introduction to the life of…

Bitesize Biography – William Farel
Bitesize Biography – William Farel
Jason Zuidema

William FarelJason ZuidemaEP Books (Bitesize Biography), 126 pages, £6.99ISBN: 978-0-85234-954-0Star rating : 4 If the name of William Farel is known at all, it is usually in connection with John Calvin. He is often remembered as the man who changed…

Ardent Love for Jesus
Ardent Love for Jesus
Michael Haykin

Ardent Love for JesusMichael A G HaykinBryntirion Press160, £0.00ISBN: 978-1-85049-248-1Star Rating: 5 This book is a delight to read. With a rare combination of an American author writing about English Baptists and being inspired by a revival conference in Wales,…

The Roots of the Reformation
The Roots of the Reformation
G. R. Evans

The Roots of the ReformationG. R. EvansIVP Academic528, £22.00ISBN: 978-0-8308-3947-6Star rating : 1 This book has received considerable interest among reviewers, creating divergent opinions. The back cover displays a bright array of scholars who heartily endorse the work as a…

The Life and Times of Arthur Hildersham
Lesley A. Rowe

The life and times of Arthur Hildersham — prince among PuritansLesley A. RoweReformation Heritage, 212 pages£28.00ISBN: 978-1-60178-222-9Star Rating : 3 This is about a much neglected Puritan and the author has done an excellent job in bringing his life and…

Bitesize Biography – Thomas Cranmer
Colin Hamer

Thomas Cranmer, one of the Reformation's most famous martyrs, can accurately be described as the architect of the Church of England, and consequently, of the worldwide Anglican communion. Despite this, compared with other key figures of the Reformation, little has…

John Knox
John J. Murray

As well as modelling the Church in Scotland, Knox laid the foundation of an extraordinary forward-looking new state, way ahead of the time in such matters as education, social welfare and democracy. The Reformation had its effect in all spheres…

Travel Through The Houses of Parliament
Andrew Atherstone

The Houses of Parliament, on the banks of the River Thames at Westminster, are among the most iconic buildings in the world. They have stood for generations at the centre of the United Kingdom’s national political life, and have often…

Puritanism: A Very Short Introduction
Francis J. Bremer

Written by a leading expert on the Puritans, this brief, informative volume offers a wealth of background on this key religious movement. This book traces the shaping, triumph, and decline of the Puritan world, while also examining the role of…

Fearless Pilgrim: The Life and Times of John Bunyan
Faith Cook

In this book you will discover the path which prepared John Bunyan to be greatly used as a pastor to his own generation and a guide to Christ's pilgrim people still.

Reformation Heroes
Joel Beeke

This is a super book that fills a gap in the Christian book market. It is an updated, modernised and expanded version of an earlier work by Richard Newton called The Reformation and its heroes. The book has a threefold…

John Wyclif
G. R. Evans

A hero of the Reformation.' 'The translator of the first Bible in English.' 'A father of modern-day evangelicalism.' 'One of the greatest Englishmen who ever lived.' John Wyclif has been called all these things, yet how close are such claims…

The Expansion of Evangelicalism
John Wolffe

This is the second in a series of five volumes tracing the history of evangelicalism from the 1730s to the 1990s. This volume covers the 1790s to the 1840s - the exciting period between the Great Awakening and the beginning…

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