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The Seven Wonders of the World: The Gospel in the Storyline of the Bible

Iain Campbell deals with the seven spiritual wonders of the world, as against the normal idea of seven physical wonders. They are creation, redemption, inheritance, incarnation, resurrection, Pentecost and Christ’s glorious appearing. A chapter is allocated to each wonder, and the whole book is marked by clarity and conciseness. The author’s intent is to…

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The Life and Times of George Whitefield, M.A.

When God purposes to do a work he prepares for it by raising up people to accomplish it. Such was notably the case before the Evangelical Revival of the eighteenth century which led to a transformation of our national life. One such instrument was plucked out of the Bell Inn in Gloucester to become…

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Anne Boleyn: One short life that changed the English-speaking world (History Today)

For many, Anne Boleyn’s story is influenced by her depiction in films and books about her life. But these portrayals seldom make mention of her spiritual life or the part she played in the history of Christianity in this country. This little book is subtitled ‘One short life that changed the English-speaking world’ and…

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Meet the Puritans

Often described as ‘the last of the Puritans’, C. H. Spurgeon’s rich ministry owed much to those spiritual giants. As a boy he had read their writings avidly. But following his death in 1892 interest in the Puritans declined. By 1940 Puritan works were being thrown out and pulped for the war effort. But…

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July 2007
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The Expansion of Evangelicalism

This is the second in a series of five volumes tracing the history of evangelicalism from the 1730s to the 1990s. This volume covers the 1790s to the 1840s – the exciting period between the Great Awakening and the beginning of Victorianism. The author describes the growth and strength of evangelicalism across the English-speaking…

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June 2007
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Word to the World: The Collected Writing of William Barker

These collected writings seek to show the relevance of the Word of God to a variety of social, ethical and church historical issues. The author examines some complex topics, and presents them generally in a straightforward and interesting manner. While the essays handling biblical passages are sound, the historical and ‘Church and state’ essays…

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May 2007
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Caught in the Web: Life a a Christian in the days of Bloody Queen Mary

This is another excellent book from Faith Cook. Revolving around the life and faith of the young Lady Jane Grey, it follows the story of a fictitious character called Hal living in this turbulent Tudor period of English history. Many of the characters in the book are historical and the events that happen are…

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