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Of all the Christian authors whose works have blessed me, Iain H. Murray’s biographical writings come top of the list. Murray’s books are written in a beautifully unadorned prose, with a respectfulness of tone for their subject which is refreshing in a world of hero destroying literature. I also love the fact that Iain H. […]

Category Book Reviews
Date October 21, 2008
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The Promise of the Future is written by Cornelis P. Venema and published by Banner of Truth (2000)1. This is arguably the most important major Reformed study in biblical eschatology since The Bible and the Future (1972), by Anthony Hoekema, a former teacher of the author, who is professor of doctrinal studies at Mid-America Reformed […]

Category Book Reviews
Date October 10, 2008
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‘an invaluable resource for the expository preacher . . . a landmark study for its sheer comprehensiveness and scholarship . . . immensely practical . . . this book should be on the shelf of every American preacher who is committed to the sacred task of biblical exposition’ [Logan Almy on John Carrick’s The Preaching […]

Category Book Reviews
Date October 3, 2008
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The first wave of Calvinism at the beginning of the 20th century was manifest in Princeton Seminary, in Louis Berkhof and the fledgling Christian Reformed Church and the Grand Rapids publishers, in Principal John Macleod and the Free Church and the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, in the Strict Baptists of England, in Arthur Pink, […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date September 23, 2008
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Assist me to Proclaim: The Life and Hymns of Charles Wesley By John R. Tyson William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, Michigan and Cambridge, UK; 2007 356 pp, pbk, £12.99. ISBN: 978 0 80282 939 9 This biography which is based on careful research of Charles Wesley’s life helpfully brings him out from under […]

Category Book Reviews
Date September 12, 2008
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‘This is systematic theology at its most accessible and profitable. Step by step, Professor Ferguson leads us along the wonderful tapestry of God’s dealings with us in Christ, pointing out the details, pausing to admire the handiwork, and not ceasing to make plain that these are not boxes to be ticked as a matter of […]

Category Book Reviews
Date September 5, 2008
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‘ . . . should be read by all pastors, lovers of Lloyd-Jones, and those who want to understand 20th century evangelicalism and the Reformed faith in Britain and America.’ [Steve Martin on Iain H. Murray’s Lloyd-Jones: Messenger of Grace] The following are links to selected blogs where comments on or reviews of Banner of […]

Category Book Reviews
Date July 25, 2008
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John E Marshall – Life and Writings1 is published by the Banner of Truth Trust and most of the book is taken up with a selection of papers delivered at various conferences. These papers begin with one on John Rogers, the first martyr in England during the time of Queen Mary. It ends with a […]

Category Book Reviews
Date July 8, 2008
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‘The lectures are shot through with the ready wit and wisdom of C. H. Spurgeon. . . But there is also a high seriousness in these addresses. Spurgeon’s aim was to train men to be earnest, soul-winning preachers of the Gospel. He is deeply searching in his treatment of subjects like the minister’s self watch, […]

Category Book Reviews
Date July 4, 2008
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In the preface to his book Soul-Depths & Soul-Heights: Sermons on Psalm 1301 (published by the Banner of Truth) Octavius Winslow, the popular nineteenth-century writer and preacher, tells us that he had not met with ‘any consecutive exposition of this Psalm’ other than John Owen’s. He believed that treatise ‘left room for a more simple […]

Category Book Reviews
Date July 1, 2008
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I was somewhat hesitant in writing this review of John R. Muether’s Cornelius Van Til: Reformed Apologist and Churchman (CVTRAC) since I fear that you, the reader, could have devoured three-quarters of this biography of Cornelius Van Til (CVT) in the time it took you to read my review. (This assumes, among other things, the […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date June 13, 2008
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‘Not so much a Reformer or theologian, more a preacher…there is no agonizing over hermeneutics, and comparatively little time is given to exegesis and exposition. Calvin simply reads the words off the page, providing clear direct commentary, and applies them.’ [Paul Helm on Calvin’s Sermons on the Acts of the Apostles, Chapters 1-7] The following […]

Category Book Reviews
Date June 10, 2008
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Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck have written the book Why We’re Not Emergent (by two guys who should be) (Chicago: Moody Publishers, 2008; 256 pp.) I start to get really nervous when I hear others speak in unqualified, glowing and glorious terms about a book or speaker. Nothing can be that good, I say to […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date June 3, 2008
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A review article by Os Guinness of Frank Schaeffer’s Crazy for God: How I Grew Up as One of the Elect, Helped Found the Religious Right, and Lived to Take All (or Almost All) of It Back [New York: Carroll & Graf, 2007], 304pp, ISBN 978-0-78671-891-7. If asked what is the deepest relationship imaginable, many […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date May 20, 2008
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The following are links to some blogs where comments on or reviews of Banner of Truth titles have been posted April 11-30, 2008. The views expressed are of course those of the respective bloggers. . . For each title mentioned, a link is also provided to the appropriate page of the Banner online Bookstore, where […]

Category Book Reviews
Date May 9, 2008
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