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The Bible Speaks Today: New Testament (CD-ROM)

The Bible speaks today (BST) series is a well-regarded set of commentaries produced by IVP and written by various authors under the editorial oversight of John Stott. The full set of BST New Testament commentaries (22 titles) is now available on a single CD-ROM, which can be used on any computer with a Microsoft…

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October 2019
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The majesty of God in the midst of innocent suffering — the message of Job

Walter Kaiser Jr is a distinguished Old Testament scholar with a high view of Scripture. The Majesty of God is a systematic and fairly detailed study of the book of Job, but Dr Kaiser whets our appetite at the very start by pointing out that Martin Luther considered Job as being ‘magnificent and sublime…

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September 2019
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Reflections: Characters in Acts — A matter of the heart

‘Thorough’ and ‘thoughtful’ were words that came to mind as I was reading this book. This is a study of seven characters who feature in Luke’s account of the early church, showing how they responded to their encounter with the gospel message. There are four examples of those who were converted on hearing the…

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December 2019
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Let’s Study – James

The letter of James is frequently commended as a ‘practical’ book. But in this devotional commentary, Sinclair Ferguson is out to prove that its wise guidance is drawn from a weighty theology. The link between beliefs and behaviour is demonstrated ably in his treatment of James 2:14-26. Here Ferguson unpicks the difficult wording by…

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October 2019
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30-day devotional – Romans 5-8

My hopes were high: a much-loved author on much-loved chapters. But I was disappointed. First, because of the book’s brevity. Each of its 30 daily readings is compressed into two small pages, with room for only a fleeting half-thought which barely scratches the surface. Second, the content is organised unevenly. Elizabeth McQuoid has reworked…

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July 2014
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Matthew Henry

June 2014 is the 300th anniversary of Matthew Henry’s death. In this extract from Philip Eveson’s Bitesize Biography, we are reminded that this Puritan, whose Bible commentary has had a profound and lasting impact on many Christians, faced the normal ‘ups’ and ‘downs’ of pastoral ministry. Matthew Henry lived at a time when there…

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January 2014

Bitesize Biography – Matthew Henry

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 my quiet times and personal Bible study, and for sermon preparation. I remember reading…

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