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I Wish Someone Would Explain HEBREWS to Me!

I wish I had this book by me when I preached my first sermon, 55 years ago! As always with Stuart Olyott’s works, this one is crammed with solid biblical teaching. It is written in a simple, clear way, without any wasted words or unnecessary padding. Instead we are presented with an easy-to-understand exposition…

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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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The Magnificent Magnificat

Mary’s Magnificat, or song of praise, is found in Luke 1:46-55. Timothy Cross takes us through the song verse by verse. When Mary visits Elizabeth before Jesus is born, she speaks these words that reveal both her humility and devotion for God. This book is best read as a study, with your Bible to…

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Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi: EP Study Commentary

This Study Commentary provides a good introduction to the place of these three prophecies in the history of the Jews as God’s chosen nation. It provides a helpful outline of the books’ leading theological themes and shows that the return of the Jews from exile in Babylon was clear evidence of the Lord’s unfailing…

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The Message of Esther

Two of the Old Testament’s smaller books are named after women. Everybody loves Ruth, but Esther is often less appreciated. Yet the book of Esther has an important message for today. David Firth has given us a fine exposition. He shows the book’s relevance for present-day Christians without in any way ignoring the claims…

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A Sweet and Bitter Providence

‘Sex, race and sovereignty in the Book of Ruth’ — so reads this book’s subtitle. Of the three themes highlighted, the one which came across most strongly for me was God’s sovereign providence over every event, whether pleasant or painful. Piper explains that even life’s sorrows come under the sway of God’s providence. He…

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Let’s Study 1 Timothy

The book is part of the ‘Let’s study’ series, which seeks to combine explanation with application of the Scripture. Scriptural quotations are from the English Standard Version. Fundamental to the exposition is the assumption of the full authority, inspiration and inerrancy of the Word of God. The book is written in a style both…

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