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All articles & reviews tagged with devotional-readings

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June 2021
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The Great Transformation: The sanctification and glorification of the believer

This book started life as eight of the author’s sermons, and throughout it, God’s spotlight is turned onto one’s soul. Having appreciated many of Maurice Roberts’s previous books, I was not surprised by this. I found that The Great Transformation was reading me every time I turned to a fresh chapter. Thoughtful engagement with…

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April 2021
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In the Presence of my Enemies – Psalms 25-37

This is the third in a series of books on the Psalms. Those who have read the previous two volumes will realise that Professor Davies is not a dry and dusty academic writing for fellow academics. His aim is not just to inform the mind, but to challenge and warm the hearts of his…

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August 2019
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Perpetual Battle: The World, the Flesh and the Devil

As a teenager, I attended a church youth group called the ‘9:23 Club’. The name came from the words of Jesus in Luke 9:23, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me’. The message was clear enough: being a Christian involves suffering. In…

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July 2019
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The Preacher’s Catechism

Lewis Allen has evidently thought long and hard about the nature of the Christian ministry. The result is The Preacher’s Catechism, a collection of 43 questions and answers which bring essential truths to the preacher’s heart. Loosely following the structure of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, its subjects include the glory of God, sin, 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 2018
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The Fear of God

In days when any true understanding of the fear of God is in short supply, this challenging book calls us to wonder again at the character and glory of God and rebukes our careless and sloppy attitudes to his holiness and mercy. The Fear of God is the title of the fifth of John…

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July 2018
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Prayers of the Bible: 366 Devotionals to Encourage Your Prayer Life

Books of daily devotional readings are not for everyone. Many such books are already available and this one may seem intimidating at over 700 pages. Readers should not be put off, however. It distils more than 30 years of prayer meeting addresses by Gordon Keddie. This is a worthwhile and helpful volume, containing a…

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