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What They’re Saying About Banner Books (2013 No. 3)

Category Book Reviews
Date October 22, 2013

‘an excellent book, a brilliant series of studies . . . A great church history book but one that sets its sights radically on today’s church.’ – Melanie Carroll is one of the first to review Garry Williams’ Silent Witnesses.

In the Notes below are links to selected online reviews of Banner titles, posted June-September 2013. The views expressed are of course those of the respective bloggers/reviewers. For each title mentioned, a link is also provided to the appropriate page of the Trust’s online Bookstore, where orders can be placed.


Melanie Carroll (Lincoln, England) at the Good Book Stall website particularly liked the chapter on Puritan Psychology in Silent Witnesses.

Also from the Good Book Stall . . .

Alan Hill (Montreux, Switzerland) found Sermons of the Great Ejection to be ‘a spiritual feast’ – here.

Iain Murray’s new one-volume biography of ‘the Doctor’ – The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones 1899-1981 has been appreciated by Mostyn Roberts (Welwyn, Hertfordshire) on his Harp from the Willows blog, and Guy Davies, the ‘Exiled Preacher’.

Ralph Venning in the new Pocket Puritan The Way to True Happiness ‘nails it’ for Terry Delaney on his Christian Book Notes blog.

Three reviews by Bob Thomas (Mitcham, Victoria), editor of New Life, Australia’s online Christian newspaper . . .

September 1, 2013, page 2: Ian Hamilton’s The Faith-shaped Life is ’eminently readable’ and thoroughly practical’.

August 1, 2013, page 17: The latest in the ‘Let’s Study’ series of commentaries, Let’s Study Colossians and Philemon by Mark Johnston is ‘particularly valuable’.

June 1, 2013, page 16: The Ministry by Charles Brown is ‘an invaluable handbook’.

Arthur J. Fox (Middletown, Pennsylvania), at the website of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, finds David Calhoun’s Our Southern Zion ‘a delightful and important book’.

T. C. Robinson (St Louis, Missouri) on his New Leaven blog, found Calvin’s Sermons on the Beatitudes ‘not only richly biblical but timeless indeed’.

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