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Darwin: The Voyage That Shook the World

With our society being encouraged to remember the 200th anniversary of the birth of one of its secular saints, this production takes a fresh look at Charles Darwin’s life and his controversial theory of evolution. The hope is that the film will be shown in local churches especially. The DVD will be released in…

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The Transforming Power of God: Encountering Christ in the Life of Elisha

The subtitle of this book is ‘Encountering Christ in the life of Elisha’. The author says that by doing this the Lord will stand ‘before us in new colours’. If we fail to do this, we will be sadly deprived ‘of many interesting and profitable insights into the nature of Christ’s ministry’. Some parallels…

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Stars in God’s Sky: Short Biographies of ‘Extraordinary Ordinary Christians’

Although many evangelicals today reject the value of reading biographies or church history, this book should make them think again. Forget tedious lists of dates and places; this is gripping! Faith Cook presents a stirring account of nine ordinary people from the sixteenth to the twentieth centuries who went on to become ‘extraordinary ordinary…

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Audrey Featherstone, I Presume? The Amazing Story of a Congo Missionary

Tim Shenton usually writes books about well-known characters from church history. Audrey Featherstone, along with her husband, worked in Congo with Regions Beyond Missionary Union (RBMU) for twenty-five years, but her name is probably unknown to most Christians. In the first chapter of this biography, Tim Shenton explains why he decided to write Audrey’s story.…

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Fearless Pilgrim: The Life and Times of John Bunyan

Faith Cook has again produced an excellent biography, this time on one of the most famous of English Christians. Bunyan strides two worlds — the literary, mainly on the strength of Pilgrim’s Progress; and the spiritual world dear to all professing Evangelicals. Yet the tragedy today is that few are familiar with his life…

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John Calvin: A Heart For Devotion, Doctrine & Doxology

The 500th anniversary of John Calvin’s birth makes this year a good opportunity to celebrate the life and ministry of the great Reformer. In this book, nineteen evangelical writers attempt to do just that, each contributing a brief essay on some aspect of Calvin’s career, theology or discipleship. The result is a wide-ranging, fast-moving…

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The Unusual Suspects: 25 Jewish People Defy the Final Taboo

It is always a joy to read the stories of those who have come to faith in Christ as their personal Saviour, and in this book we have the testimonies of twenty-five such people – the ‘unusual suspects’ of the title. They are ‘unusual’ in that, as they were all born Jews, they seemed…

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