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A review by Mignon Goswell of Iain H. Murray’s Amy Carmichael: ‘Beauty for Ashes’ – A Biography.1 Iain Murray has written yet another compelling biography, this time about Amy Carmichael, missionary to India, whom Murray believes is ‘not known as she used to be’. As Murray read more of Amy Carmichael’s writings he became convinced […]

Category Book Reviews
Date June 10, 2015
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‘Iain Murray’s latest work is a brief, accessible biography of Carmichael, I knew I had to give it a go. I’m glad I did.’ – Tim Challies on Amy Carmichael – ‘Beauty for Ashes’: A Biography. In the Notes below are links to selected online reviews of Banner titles, mostly posted March/April 2015. The views […]

Category Book Reviews
Date May 27, 2015
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A few summers ago, I had the privilege of working on a proofreading/editing project for the Banner of Truth, a project which has very recently resulted in the four glossy volumes of The Works of John Newton.1 There was, however, nothing ‘glossy’ about the two 5-inch binders stuffed with paper and the slew of Word […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date May 19, 2015
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A few evenings a week, after the younger children go to bed, my eldest, Chloe, and I sit on the couch and we read a good book together. I’m not talking about a Little House on the Prairie book or Anne of Green Gables book, though I’m sure we will do that too, one of […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date May 11, 2015
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A review by Dr Stephen Westcott of John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, translated by Robert White.1 After a long history of publishing Reformation, Puritan, and later Calvinistic books ‘Banner’ have returned to Reformed foundations by issuing this edition of John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion. This work, above any other, laid the […]

Category Book Reviews
Date April 24, 2015
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A review by Ian S. Barter of Amy Carmichael: ‘Beauty for Ashes’ – A Biography by Iain H. Murray.1 The name of Amy Carmichael will always be associated with The Dohnavur Fellowship that she founded in the south of India more than 100 years ago. In 1895 at the age of 27 she arrived in […]

Category Book Reviews
Date April 17, 2015
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A review by Dr J. Barry Shucksmith of John Calvin’s Institutes of the Christian Religion, translated by Robert White.1 John Calvin was the most eminent of all the 16th century Reformers. He was born at Noyon, 10th July, 1509. He trained to be a lawyer but being convinced of the errors of Rome, he turned […]

Category Book Reviews
Date April 2, 2015
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‘an accessible, edifying book on Scripture … an easy-to-read, straightforward guide to understanding and profitably using God’s Word.’ – Derek J. Brown on Sinclair B. Ferguson’s From the Mouth of God: Trusting, Reading, and Applying the Bible . In the Notes below are links to selected online reviews of Banner titles, mostly posted January/February 2015. […]

Category Book Reviews
Date March 9, 2015
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A review by Greg Goswell of Covenant and Commandment: Works, obedience and faithfulness in the Christian life (New Studies in Biblical Theology, No. 33) by Bradley G. Green [Nottingham: IVP, 2014], 192pp, paperback, $16.28/£12.99, ISBN 978 1 78359 1 664. The latest volume in the popular and reliable New Studies in Biblical Theology series is […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date March 6, 2015
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This beautifully produced book consists of 34 short articles written by Pastor Benjamin Morgan Palmer for the Southern Presbyterian magazine between 1869 and 1870. The subjects covered include anecdotes from his pastoral life, a justification for foreign missions, the Beatitudes and Christian paradoxes. Pastor Palmer writes in the florid, wordy style of the 19th century […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date February 23, 2015
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A review for the Pastor’s Library at LifeWay.com by Joey Cochran of The Works of Thomas Manton.1 Summary In 1662, the Church of England ejected two-thousand pastors for failure to accept the Act of Uniformity. These men lost pulpits, living, and homes. Many became fugitives for preaching and pastoring illegally. This company of pastors is […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date February 16, 2015
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BOOK REVIEW: Bioethical Issues: Understanding and Responding to the Culture of Death by John Ling [Leominster: Day One, 2014], 312pp, $20.00/£10.00, ISBN 978 1 84625 427 7. Dr. John Ling, the author of Bioethical Issues: Understanding and Responding to the Culture of Death, has sat at my feet on Sundays for over 38 years. A […]

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Category Book Reviews
Date February 6, 2015
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A review by Rt Revd Dr J Barry Shucksmith of Confessing the Faith: A Reader’s Guide to the Westminster Confession of Faith by Chad Van Dixhoorn.1 The Westminster Assembly took place in 1643 – a synod appointed by the Long Parliament to reform the English Church. Parliament issued an ordinance to allow the Westminster Assembly, […]

Category Book Reviews
Date January 30, 2015
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It is always refreshing when you come across an accessible, edifying book on Scripture. Sinclair Ferguson’s From the Mouth of God: Trusting, Reading, and Applying the Bible1 is an easy-to-read, straightforward guide to understanding and profitably using God’s Word. But Ferguson doesn’t leap right into the specifics of biblical interpretation. He knows our attempt to […]

Category Book Reviews
Date January 21, 2015
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‘a handsome volume … those who want a straight read of the mature theology of Calvin have their needs met in this translation’ – Paul Helm on Robert White’s new translation of Institutes of the Christian Religion. In the Notes below are links to selected online reviews of Banner titles, posted September – December 2014. […]

Category Book Reviews
Date January 13, 2015
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