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Opening Up Titus

Well-written and attractively presented, this little commentary does exactly what it says on the cover – it opens up the message of Titus. David Campbell manages to write in a highly accessible style without in any sense diluting the depth and nuances in what Paul is saying. He takes us into this letter to…

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October 2007
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Overcoming Spiritual Depression

This book has been translated from the Dutch by the author’s son, Bartel. Taking Elijah’s post-Carmel experience as his framework, Elshout explores the roots, nature and treatment of discouragement, burnout and spiritual depression. Often he works directly from 1 Kings 19 (e.g. Elijah’s need for rest and food before God even addressed his wrong…

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Discovering Christ in All the Scriptures

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September 2007
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Discovering Christ in All the Scriptures

This is a rich thematic survey of Scripture from Genesis to Revelation in which the author searches out and expounds the Christology – whether typology, prophecy, promise, precept, poetry or history. He thus follows our Lord’s example throughout his earthly ministry and this work should encourage all preachers to do the same! The preface…

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August 2007
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The Epistles of John

This is a commentary on the three epistles of John presented in a preaching format. It is easy to read, with short chapters, headed paragraphs, simple sentence structures and a minimum of technical words. At the same time, it is a thorough exposition with direct practical application, which invites serious reflection. There is a…

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July 2007
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Moving Out With the Christian Faith: The challenge of Acts for today’s church

Peter Jeffery has produced a challenging book based on the first twelve chapters of the book of Acts. It is not a commentary in the technical sense, but rather a pithy exposition with serious application to the contemporary evangelical scene. The style throughout is engaging and eminently readable. The author compares the pagan world…

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July 2007
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The Beauty of Holiness: The book Leviticus simply explained (Welwyn Commentary Series)

Many Christians setting out to read through the Bible get stuck in Leviticus. I was once asked by a lecturer just starting to teach in Bible college if I could recommend a way to teach Leviticus. The enquirer wanted to give the class a way in to it and, if possible, a number of…

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June 2007
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Sermons on the Beatitudes

This is a modern translation by Robert White of five sermons preached by Calvin in Geneva in 1560 covering Matthew 5:1-2, Mark 3:13-19 and Luke 6:12-26. The excellent introduction illuminates the historical and literary background and asserts that the Beatitudes reveal the characteristics of believers who are being changed into Christ’s likeness. The first…

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