A simple guide to other religions

A simple guide to other religions

The inside of a church or any other religious building can be daunting to newcomers. While many people may remember religious buildings from their school days, with church attendance in decline for increasing numbers how religious services operate is shrouded in a fog. However, this new book aims to lift that fog and explain the […]

CH Spurgeon: The People’s Preacher Peter Morden CWR, pb, £9.99

CH Spurgeon: The People’s Preacher  Peter Morden CWR, pb, £9.99

CH Spurgeon – The People’s Preacher (DVD) CWR/Approx 75 mins. £15.99 At a time when religious revivals were taking place throughout North America during the 19th century, another was taking England by storm. It was led by Charles Spurgeon, a British Baptist preacher who pastored one of England’s largest churches as well as radically transforming […]

The House Where God Lives

The House Where God Lives

Gary D Badcock: Eerdmans, pb, £23.99 In a culture strongly influenced by individualism the church is often seen as just another voluntary organisation among many others devoted to meeting human needs. Liberal Protestants seek an ‘inclusive church’ in which the dignity and value of every member is affirmed while for evangelicals what matters is the […]

Why Believe

Why Believe

John Cottingham Continuum, hb, £14.99 Getting the tone right in apologetics is not easy. Many apologists are too concerned to score debating points at the expense of the likes of Richard Dawkins (admittedly a tempting target). Others claim too much for their argument and come across as overconfident and lacking in subtlety. It is not […]

God’s Big Picture

God’s Big Picture

Vaughan Roberts IVP, pb, £5.99 Roberts, the vicar of St Ebbe’s in Oxford, has produced a book that will fill in the blanks for those who struggle with Bible reading. The concept behind the book is that the Bible is really a library of 66 books, with 40 authors and written in many different genres. […]

Joyful Christianity

Joyful Christianity

Cally Hammond SPCK, pb, £8.99 A useful book at this time of year, Cally Hammond has written a devotional work focusing on the annunciation, the visitation and the nativity of Jesus before going on to the presentation in the temple and the finding in the temple. Hammond, the Dean of Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, […]

1 & 2 Samuel

David G Firth Apollos, hb, £24.99 While the Apollos series on the New Testament (see above) bases itself on the Greek text, the Old Testament series takes a slightly different approach. Each part of the biblical text is translated from the Hebrew, and this is followed on notes on the text, for example, where a […]