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Light on the Way

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Light on the Way

In this book of daily readings for 183 days (six months), David Bugden has achieved his aim to ‘lay a good foundation’ for ‘new converts and those young in the faith’. But mature believers would also benefit from these well-written and attractively presented Bible notes. The notes are based on the NKJV but could…

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Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles

These 44 sermons have been translated by Rob Roy Macgregor, a former professor of French and Latin at Clemson University. An excellent preface emphasises Calvin’s conviction that the purpose of scriptural revelation is to mould the life of believers into the image of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. William B. Evans adds a helpful introduction…

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Elisha: Encountering the Messenger of Salvation

It is time that Elisha was brought out from under the shadow of Elijah! Jim Winter most certainly does this, though he rightly shows the connection between these two spiritual giants in the latter part of the book. The author maintains an even and readable style throughout this clear picture of the life and…

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Job (EP Study Commentary)

The book of Job is much praised but little read. This is perhaps because it is long and is thought, incorrectly, to be somewhat repetitive. It is probably unique in Scripture as being more valued by literary experts, some of whom regard it as the greatest poem ever written, than by many Christians. Its…

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How to Enjoy Your Bible: A simple, reliable, clear, substantial resource

This little book comes from a well-known and trusted author. First published in 1978, this is a revised edition. The title states the book’s purpose – to show readers ‘how to enjoy the Bible’. For Blanchard, reading the Bible ought to be a delight, as opposed to a duty. He begins by addressing the…

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A Biblical Guide to Love, Sex and Marriage

Although a number of helpful books have been published recently about relationships and marriage, this new work from Derek and Rosemary Thomas is different from many others. Instead of a topic survey, it considers the teaching on relationships found in the Song of Solomon. The authors argue that the Song is about courtship, sex…

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How to Choose a Translation for All Its Worth: A Guide to Understanding and Using Bible Versions

The choice of English Bible translations today is bewildering and increasing. Fee and Strauss have done the ‘average’ believer a great service in writing a very thorough guide to finding your way through this veritable plethora of Bible versions. I wish I had been aware of this book when I taught a short series…

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