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Augustine of Hippo: A Life

Augustine was the greatest of the Latin-speaking fathers of the early church, and Henry Chadwick was arguably the greatest church historian our country produced in the 20th century. After his recent death, a manuscript book on the life of Augustine was found among Chadwick’s unpublished papers. It has now been published and the result…

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The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation

The unquenchable flame is a clear, easy read. Lively and humorous in places, it’s ideal for kindling an interest in the Reformation and the events that have shaped Christianity in Europe. However, don’t be fooled into thinking it lacks depth. It is crammed full of important details and useful insights. The book charts a…

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Christless Christianity: The Alternative Gospel of the American Church

Michael Horton is a seminary professor, magazine editor, talk-show host and prolific author. His latest book, Christless Christianity, is dedicated to ‘our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation’ (Romans 5:11). The antithesis between the dedication and the title nicely captures Horton’s point – whereas biblical Christianity is about Christ’s mediation…

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The Calvinistic Methodist Fathers of Wales

These two volumes are a veritable treasure chest. They chart 130 years of the Methodist awakening in Wales and its aftermath, and provide a thrilling record of the work of God in the Principality from 1736 onwards. The books are an English translation from the Welsh of the mammoth labours of John Morgan Jones…

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Christians We Should Know (MP3)

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Christians We Should Know (MP3)

Someone has said that if we know nothing about what has happened before we were born then we are destined to live a life of ignorance. In other words, the past helps us to understand the present. And this is why biographies and the stories of the past are a great help in understanding…

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Henry Bullinger: Shepherd of the Churches

George Ella has written a thorough and often compelling account of the life and ministry of one of the most important of our forgotten reformers – Henry Bullinger. As well as justifying Bullinger’s enduring importance, this biography demonstrates Ella’s wide learning and is most useful in making accessible the substantial body of Bullinger scholarship…

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Building the Kingdom of God on Earth: The Churches’ Contribution to Marshal Support for World Order and Peace, 1919-1945

This excellent work informs us of the past and forewarns us of the future. Dr Erdmann writes of the era before and after World War I when influential people pondered how war might be abolished and the world’s social ills resolved. Something had to be done about war and its lasting devastation – a…

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