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These two volumes1 were originally published separately in 1895 and 1897 in Welsh, under the title Y Tadau Methodistaidd (The Methodist Fathers). They are now translated for the first time by John Aaron, a school teacher living in South Wales. This must have been a mammoth task but the final result bears no signs of […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date June 29, 2010
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Christianity and Barthianism Cornelius Van Til Philadelphia: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Co., 1962 464 pp, clothbound ISBN: 978 0 87552 481 8 This is Dr. Van Til’s second book on Karl Barth and Neo-orthodox teaching. His first, The New Modernism, appeared in 1947. That publication did not receive the attention that it merited. This was […]

Category Book Reviews
Date June 15, 2010
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John Weir’s book was first published 1860, and now has been reprinted by the Banner of Truth.* There is plenty to warm the heart in this account of the Ulster Awakening of 1859.The author was an Irish Presbyterian minister who spent time in Northern Ireland during the revival and compiled the book from his own […]

Category Book Reviews
Date June 8, 2010
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‘Sometimes I stumble on a book that makes me see God more wondrously. Periodically, I will discover a book that will make me return again and again both to it and to that writer. Thomas Watson’s All Things for Good is just such a book.’ [Terry Enns] Below are links to selected online reviews of […]

Category Book Reviews
Date June 4, 2010
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A good autobiography should educate, edify and encourage. A Day’s March Nearer Home the autobiography of J. Graham Miller succeeds in all three areas. It is being published posthumously due to the faithful labours of Iain Murray, who was allowed access to 19 ring binders of autobiographical notes left by Rev’d Miller. Graham Miller was […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date June 1, 2010
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If you want to know why the Christian church today is so weak compared with that of previous generations you will find one of the answers in reading this book, first published in 1826. Our Christian forefathers took the subject of repentance seriously. They expounded the subject thoroughly and deeply. In eight carefully argued chapters, […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date June 1, 2010
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This book is a reprint of a book first published in the USA in 1882. It was written to comfort Christians who are suffering. Pastor Cuyler’s daughter had just died so he wrote from experience. There are 23 very short chapters each based on a scripture phrase. Some of the texts chosen are most unusual […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date May 19, 2010
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‘Stuart Olyott is . . . a master of good communication and clear Christ-centred teaching . . . In 23 chapters he carefully states, illustrates and applies the teaching of this letter. In every chapter he paraphrases each verse to bring home, in today’s English, the train of thought and argument. This is a most […]

Category Book Reviews
Date May 4, 2010
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The subtitle of this book is, ‘An illustrated account of 20 centuries of Christ’s power’ – an ambitious effort for a 250-page paperback.1 Its author, S. M. Houghton, gallops through the history of the New Testament Church from its beginning at Christ’s death and resurrection all the way up to the 1900s. The pace in […]

Category Book Reviews
Date April 30, 2010
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The appearance of a new book by Stuart Olyott is always a welcome event and his latest offering is no exception. He is a master of good communication and clear Christ-centred teaching. The letter to the Hebrews is one of the hardest books of the New Testament to understand, yet as the author says in […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date April 23, 2010
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This is a reprint of a book first published around 100 years ago. Its aim is to help Christians come to a clearer understanding of the doctrines of grace as taught by the system of theology called Calvinism. After a brief biography of John Calvin, the author reviews issues at the heart of the Gospel. […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date April 17, 2010
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The Let’s Study series aims to explain the Bible in a clear and understandable way and then apply it to our lives today. Let’s Study Matthew by Mark Ross admirably fulfils these objectives. Writing from a reformed evangelical perspective, Mark Ross accepts Matthew’s teaching on such doctrines as the virgin birth, Jesus’ divine and human nature, and the reality […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date March 26, 2010
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Calvin’s fame as the prince of theologians rests firmly on his ability and wisdom as an interpreter of God’s Word. In his commentaries on the Holy Scriptures we see that God-given skill put to a practical use. Indeed Calvin’s commentaries are still indispensable to serious students of the Bible almost 500 years after their original […]

Category Book Reviews
Date March 26, 2010
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These two attractively-bound volumes of Scottish Presbyterian biographies from the seventeenth century1 were originally published by the Wodrow Society in 1845. William Tweedie, the editor, who collected the biographies chiefly from the Library of the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh, was a minister of the Disruption Free Church of Scotland in Edinburgh. The original Wodrow […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date March 23, 2010
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We must confess that we are fascinated with this book. Eighty-three letters by John Newton – and all but ten of them have lain in obscurity in the two hundred years since they were written! What a mercy that they have been found! John Newton was twenty-five years older than John Ryland, but took a […]

Category Book Reviews
Date March 19, 2010
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