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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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November 2018
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Daniel and his visions: The message of Daniel chapters 7-12

Based on Steve Wilmshurst’s sermons at his church in Bristol, this book succeeds in making the ‘difficult’ latter half of Daniel an enjoyable read. It doesn’t comment on every verse, which can prove disappointing in places. However, the author generally demonstrates wisdom in his summarisation, resulting in a pithy and concise guide to Daniel.…

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Micah: An EP Study Commentary

How many churches have recently heard a series or even a sermon drawn from the prophet Micah? How many Christians would recognise even the better known phrases of the man of Moresheth? He lurks among other prophets quickly overlooked as ‘minor’, rarely touched and probably little understood. Dale Ralph Davis redresses the balance somewhat…

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Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament

Greg Beale and Don Carson, together with their sixteen-strong team of contributors, have produced a very substantial tome, fit to take its place on any bookshelf (although it will need to be a sturdy one!). The fruit of ten-years’ labour has been realised in this rich and exhaustive reference work. While all of the…

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Job (EP Study Commentary)

The book of Job is much praised but little read. This is perhaps because it is long and is thought, incorrectly, to be somewhat repetitive. It is probably unique in Scripture as being more valued by literary experts, some of whom regard it as the greatest poem ever written, than by many Christians. Its…

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September 1995
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A book that changed me

John Calvin's Commentary of the Book of Daniel spoke to me as has no other book apart from the Bible. It was first published in Latin in 1561, and translated into English within a decade after Calvin had died. Then in 1852 the Calvin Translation Society published all of his commentaries, and in 1966…

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