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Amy Carmichael: ‘Beauty for Ashes’

May 25, 2016

Iain Murray Banner of Truth, 2015. Reviewed by Peter Barnes Patricia MacArthur rightly speaks of Amy Carmichael in terms of “a compulsive life”. In every respect, Amma, as she was known, takes her place as one of the foremost Christian women of any age – not that she would have enjoyed that Read More...

Center Church

May 9, 2016

Tim Keller Zondervan, 2012 Reviewed by Darren Middleton. Tim Keller is a good speaker, thinker and cultural analyst. His magnum opus is Center Church (sic), where he lays out his understanding of gospel ministry. There are three major sections of his book emphasising the importance of gospel Read More...

Urban Legends of the New Testament

April 27, 2016

David A. Croteau B & H Publishing Group, 2015 Reviewed by Peter Barnes David Croteau deals with 40 common misconceptions that he believes that people hold regarding the New Testament. It is all stimulating, but some points are not quite as cogent as Croteau seems to think. He asserts that Jesus Read More...

The Biggest Story

March 15, 2016

Kevin DeYoung Crossway, 2015 Reviewed by Mark Powell With six children, I am always on the lookout for new children’s Bibles and it is good to welcome The Biggest Story. It is one of those rare blends of amazing pictures (illustrated by Don Clark) and great words (thanks to Kevin DeYoung). Read More...

The Emotionally Destructive Marriage

March 2, 2016

Leslie Vernick Waterbrook Press, 2013 This is a timely book, as our society attempts to grapple with the horrifying toll of domestic violence on women. Leslie Vernick has had 30 years experience as a counsellor and – though she agrees that men can be victims of domestic violence – she has Read More...

Transforming Homosexuality

February 24, 2016

Denny Burk and Heath Lambert P. & R. Publishing, 2015 Reviewed by Peter Barnes It is a pleasure (in a way) and a relief to welcome this clearheaded, incisive and yet compassionate Christian treatment of the sin of homosexual acts and desires. Burk and Lambert delineate four broadly Christian Read More...

Confessing the Faith

February 8, 2016

A Reader’s Guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith Chad Van Dixhoorn Banner of Truth, 2014 Reviewed by Peter Barnes There could be no more credible guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith than Chad Van Dixhoorn, who has just edited a five volume edition of the minutes of the Westminster Read More...

You Must Read

February 4, 2016

Various Contributors Banner of Truth, 2015 Reviewed by Keith Noldt This recent title from Banner is to honour Iain and Jean Murray. Iain is the co-founder of the Banner of Truth Trust, a much appreciated author, a faithful encourager, and, a minister emeritus of the Presbyterian Church of Read More...