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May 2021
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Willing but Weak: Fighting to put self-control at the heart of Christian discipleship

I guess most of us, if we are really honest, would admit that we struggle with self-control. Here is a book that tackles the issue in a clear and forthright way. It is a small volume, which might superficially suggest that it is not sufficient. Yet here is the practical wisdom of the author:…

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May 2021
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The Way of Life: Christian belief and experience

The aim of this book is to promote holiness, and the author’s view is that ‘the exhibition of the truth is the best means of promoting holiness’ (p.5). Thus he sets out in the first chapter to demonstrate that the Scriptures are the inspired Word of God and the only source of infallible truth.…

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May 2021
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Our chief of days

This little book does exactly what it says on the cover! Steering a balanced course between legalism on one side and casual indifference on the other, the author sets out the case for keeping the Lord’s day special. Its three chapters cover the three topics of the sub-title. We are shown biblical principles drawn…

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May 2021
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Departures: Poems and meditations on the Book of Exodus

Departures is a devotional book, but one with a difference. It consists of 40 chapters, each corresponding to a chapter in the book of Exodus. P. D. Gray recommends that the reader should read carefully and reflect deeply on each chapter of Exodus first, with the help of an appropriate commentary if necessary, before referring…

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Gospel basics

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Gospel basics

If you do not know much about Dr Andrew Bonar, then this book’s opening chapter by D. M. McIntyre gives a taste of the man as a preacher. It is clear that he was an understanding preacher of his day. His language was simple. He had a soaring imagination and was a master of…

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January 2018
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Steps Towards Heaven

What a joy this is to read! It is an edited series of what were originally tracts. It is easy to understand, well written and sound in its doctrine of salvation. The book opens with a chapter on sin, explaining why and how we are all sinners. Readers are exhorted to examine themselves to…

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April 2018
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All Things Made New: John Flavel for the Christian Life

Having obeyed the urging of an older friend in ministry to buy all six volumes of the Works of John Flavel, Lewis Allen now wants to kindle in others a love for this Puritan. In the introduction, Allen writes, ‘Flavel insisted that he himself wanted to hear sermons that were “hissing hot”, direct and practical…

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