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Gospel basics

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June 2019
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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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November 2016
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Light from Old Times

Some years ago, a friend visited the parish church in Childwall, Liverpool, in order to see the grave of Bishop Ryle, Liverpool’s first bishop. Having some difficulty in finding it, he sought the vicar’s help. Not only did the vicar not know its whereabouts, he had never even heard of Ryle! Such lamentable ignorance…

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November 2016
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Prepared to Stand Alone – J C Ryle

Readers of J. C. Ryle’s Expository thoughts on the Gospels and other classics may feel well acquainted already with the author. But while Ryle’s character is clear from his writings, personal anecdotes and experiences are almost entirely absent. Iain Murray has done the church a service by bringing to life the man behind the books. Ryle…

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February 2016
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Bitesize Biography – J Gresham Machen

If one is looking for a brief insight into one of the world’s leading theologians and apologists of the twentieth century, this is an excellent choice. Machen was born on 28 July 1881 to Arthur and Mary ‘Minnie’. They taught him the Scriptures and Shorter Catechism from an early age. He was a Presbyterian…

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November 2015
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You must read – Books that have shaped our lives

What an unusual title! Think of it as a spur to more serious general reading. This excellent book is an enthusiastic commendation of specific publications and their authors. Over 30 contributors were asked to write about a book that had made a lasting impression on their lives. The result, clearly a labour of love…

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