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  The Divine Spiration of Scripture: Challenging Evangelical Perspectives   by A.T.B. McGowan Apollos (an imprint of Inter-Varsity Press), 2007, 229pp. £14.99, ISBN: 978-1-84474-220-2 In this slender volume Dr. McGowan has given us much to consider. He offers historical and theological surveys: of the Enlightenment, the rise and fall of liberal theology, the influence of […]

Category Book Reviews
Date April 15, 2008
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This article provides a number of links to blogs where comments on or reviews of Banner of Truth titles have been posted. The previous article in the series was added to the website on 19 February 2008. This one covers web reviews posted since that time. The views expressed are of course those of the […]

Category Book Reviews
Date April 11, 2008
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To those of us who were blessed to be born in the latter half of the twentieth century, it seems unthinkable that there was a time when quality Reformed literature was not readily available on demand. John J. Murray’s book Catch the Vision [Evangelical Press, 2007] traces the roots of those privileges, showing the disfavour […]

Category Book Reviews
Date April 8, 2008
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What follows is a number of links to blogs where comments on or reviews of Banner of Truth titles have been posted. The first of these articles was added to the website at the end of January 2008. This article covers web reviews posted since then. As has been stated previously, it should be noted […]

Category Book Reviews
Date February 19, 2008
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A review article on Reinventing English Evangelicalism 1966-2001: A Theological and Sociological Study, by Rob Warner (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2007), which appeared in The Banner of Truth magazine, March 2008. A complaint against this reviewer’s Evangelicalism Divided1 was its incompleteness as a history of English evangelicalism in the second half of the twentieth century. The […]

Category Book Reviews
Date February 15, 2008
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This is the first in what we hope will be a regular feature in the ‘Articles’ section, where we will provide links to a selection of websites at which reviews of or comments on Banner of Truth titles have been posted. It should be noted that the views expressed are those of the respective bloggers. […]

Category Book Reviews
Date January 29, 2008
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Lectures on Revivals*, by W B Sprague, is published by the Banner of Truth Trust, and has been reset, updating its appearance from their 1958 edition; the book was first published in 1832. Besides the nine lectures, there is an appendix of nearly 200 pages containing 20 letters from noted divines from whom the author […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date December 14, 2007
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William Still was the pastor of Gilcomston South Church in Aberdeen, Scotland, for nearly fifty-two years. He could remain in that pulpit for so long, according to Sinclair Ferguson, because he ‘seemed to live in the Bible.’ Still preached the Bible, the whole counsel of God, straight through, several times in the course of his […]

Category Book Reviews
Date December 7, 2007
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26 pages, one for each letter of the alphabet, telling very simply, familiar stories from the Bible. Big bold print with illustrations which I loved, drawn with ink and coloured pencil that give a special feel to the pictures. G for Goliath, used on the cover, is a prime example. He is big and fierce […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date December 6, 2007
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With some illustrations in colour, others in black and white, this book glorifies our Creator God. Big bold words written in rhyme accompany expressive illustrations beautifully drawn in ink and coloured pencil. Based on the Bible telling of the Creation of the World, Alison Brown has drawn a delightful and child friendly portrayal of Genesis […]

Category Book Reviews
Date December 6, 2007
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Samuel Rutherford lived and preached in the first half of the seventeenth century and yet his life and work are still held in high regard. First published in this form in 1909 this beautifully presented little book is one to treasure and keep close for referring to continuously. These short pieces taken from Samuel Rutherford’s […]

Category Book Reviews
Date December 6, 2007
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R. L. Dabney’s Systematic Theology1 was first published in 1871. The first Banner of Truth edition appeared in 1985, and has been reprinted a number of times by the Trust. Robert Dabney is generally considered, with his senior contemporary, J. H. Thornwell, the second great theologian of the Southern Presbyterian Church2 in the USA in […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date November 30, 2007
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One of the major social concerns in our day is that of unruly, disrespectful children. Some youngsters are pampered and spoilt. They think that they can get away with anything and resent discipline. Others have been neglected by parents who put their career ambitions before family life. The politicians and child care experts do not […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date November 23, 2007
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A hundred years ago, H. C. G. Moule, the Anglican Bishop of Durham, said in his simple but elegant commendation of The Loveliness of Christ that it was ‘a small casket stored with many jewels’, and expressed the hope that it would have a wide circulation. These pages contain short extracts from the letters of […]

Category Book Reviews
Date November 13, 2007
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This is indeed a first-class book and it is a real pleasure to see it in print again, so attractively produced inside and out. David Dickson, best known for his commentary on the Psalms, was one of Scotland’s most notable ministers. He came to the parish of Irvine in 1618 and his time there included […]

Category Book Reviews
Date November 9, 2007
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