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Psalm 119 For Life: Living Today in the Light of the Word

Here we have the essence of Psalm 119 distilled into 156 pages and applied to the Christian life. The book began as a series of devotional addresses given by the author to students at Westminster Seminary, California. It bears all the hallmarks of a man of the Word, delighting in this psalm that exalts…

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Walking the Walk –– The Rise of King David for Today: A Dramatic Exposition of 1 Samuel 16 – 2 Samuel 5:10

This book calls itself a ‘dramatic exposition’ of the story of the rise to power of David. The author is Pete Wilcox, who is the Canon Chancellor of Lichfield Cathedral. He divides the story of David’s rise to power into ‘acts’ and ‘scenes’. Essentially he retells the story, taking a section by section rather…

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Practice Makes Perfect: The Book of James Simply Explained

I rather suspect this book was written before the credit crunch and recession which now affect so much of the world. Yet the comments on James 5:1–6 are absolutely on target for today. In fact, here is a reminder that the Word of God is always up to date and the wisdom of God…

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Habakkuk: A Wrestler With God

This is a great little book about a great little book! Only 100 pages long, it is commentary, devotion and sermon beautifully weaved together. Walter Chantry points out that Habakkuk’s times were, in many respects, similar to our own, characterised by ‘troubles in national affairs and fear of international developments’! Just as, in Habakkuk’s…

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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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Journey: Psalms for Pilgrim People

Alec Motyer writes both as a former Bible College principal and a pastor. He uses his obvious scholarship in the exposition and application of these psalms. The book is a journey through Psalms 120–134. Described as ‘Songs of Ascents’, they recall the journeys of pilgrims from all over the land going up to Jerusalem…

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Let’s Study the Letters of John

The title of this book is an invitation – I encourage you to accept it and use this book to help you as you do so. It is a first-class aid to studying the letters of John. Right at the end (this is going to be a rather back-to-front kind of review!) there is…

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