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November 2019
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Hidden Evil — A biblical and pastoral response to domestic abuse

If only this book wasn’t needed; sadly, it is. Domestic abuse is far more common in our churches than many realise. Hidden Evil is an apt title. Dr Davies has compiled stories from sufferers that help us understand how abuse starts, the fear and shame of finding oneself in an abusive relationship, and why…

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Handle That New Call with Care: Accepting or Declining a Call to a New Congregation

This is a book I felt like writing! Its subtitle is ‘Accepting or declining a call to a new congregation’, and having just been through that process myself, I was aware of the dearth of literature on this subject. The book is written not only for ministers, but for elders and members of churches…

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The Call to Joy and Pain: Embracing Suffering in Your Ministry

Though the subtitle of this book is ‘Embracing suffering in your ministry’, it is clearly aimed at (and would greatly benefit) all Christians, not just those engaged in some form of full-time ministry. The book is really a devotional essay on Colossians 1:24–29 (‘Now I rejoice in my sufferings … etc.’) and Fernando’s basic…

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