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The Authentic Gospels: New Evidence (Bible & Church Conference)

Three NT scholars spoke at Westminster Chapel in June 2009 seeking to provide Christians with reliable scholarly evidence for the historical basis of the Christian faith. The hope was that Christians would be equipped to share their faith more confidently. The response was so good that the three spoke again this June at St…

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Fire From Heaven: Times of Extraordinary Revival

Shortly after arriving in London from my native west Cornwall 25 years ago, while working for a few months at the Evangelical Library, I was thrilled to discover Paul Cook’s Westminster Conference paper on ‘The forgotten revival’. The glimpses of God at work in the early 1800s in places I knew well fascinated and…

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The Ulster Awakening: An Account of the 1859 Revival in Ireland

As an Ulsterman I have read quite a lot about the 1859 revival in my beloved homeland. So it was good to be given the opportunity to review this book. It was first published in 1860 and carries firsthand accounts of what took place the previous year. It was written by John Weir, an…

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Revival on the Causeway Coast: The 1859 Revival In and Around Coleraine

This is a stimulating book to read, particularly at a time when the church is finding it increasingly difficult to bring the gospel to a culture dominated by man, materialism and secularism. The relevance of this account is pressed home when one reads that, before the revival began, the influence of the clergy was…

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Augustine of Hippo: A Life

Augustine was the greatest of the Latin-speaking fathers of the early church, and Henry Chadwick was arguably the greatest church historian our country produced in the 20th century. After his recent death, a manuscript book on the life of Augustine was found among Chadwick’s unpublished papers. It has now been published and the result…

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The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation

The unquenchable flame is a clear, easy read. Lively and humorous in places, it’s ideal for kindling an interest in the Reformation and the events that have shaped Christianity in Europe. However, don’t be fooled into thinking it lacks depth. It is crammed full of important details and useful insights. The book charts a…

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Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church

Michael Horton is a seminary professor, magazine editor, talk-show host and prolific author. His latest book, Christless Christianity, is dedicated to ‘our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation’ (Romans 5:11). The antithesis between the dedication and the title nicely captures Horton’s point – whereas biblical Christianity is about Christ’s mediation…

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