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A Consuming Fire: The Piety of Alexander Whyte

This slender volume is one of a series of ‘Profiles in Reformed spirituality’ and contains a 16-page biographical sketch of Alexander Whyte (1836–1921) followed by 27 selections from his writings. Whyte was a minister in the Free Church of Scotland but embraced views contrary to its Reformed confession in welcoming insights from writers like…

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October 2007
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Beyond Amazing Grace

This book arrived for review on my birthday – and it certainly makes an excellent present for a Christian! The front cover says it contains ‘timeless pastoral wisdom from the letters, hymns and sermons of John Newton’. This is true, but it overlooks the valuable introductions and comments of Todd Murray who has selected…

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October 2007
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Letters of John Newton

The art of letter writing is becoming lost even in Christian circles. This volume reminds us of the power of the written page and the extent of John Newton’s care and concern for people. It seems he never forgot or neglected contacts made through his preaching beyond Olney and London. Newton’s letters were first…

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September 2007
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Sennacherib: Encountering Assyria’s Great and Terrifying Ruler (Face2Face series))

This most enjoyable book is in the Face to Face series, and by the time I had finished it, I felt I had indeed come face to face with this king of Assyria, who reigned some 2,700 years ago. Although he is mentioned in the Bible, few people today have heard of Sennacherib –…

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September 2007
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People in the Passion of Jesus

This book is short, very readable, helpful and stimulating. It is written for both believers and unbelievers. The purpose for believers is to say, ‘Look at this! Such a Saviour! Such a cost! Do you not want to do better in serving him?’ And to say to unbelievers, ‘Look at what Jesus did for…

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August 2007
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Travel with William Cowper

Recently I happened to visit both Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire and East Dereham in Norfolk – the birth and burial places respectively of that troubled yet trusting soul, William Cowper. These towns mark the beginning and the end of this travel guide, the 13th in the series. For those unacquainted with this excellent series, each…

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