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    Acclaimed novelist Marilynne Robinson on Reading Genesis, imagining heaven and (not) insulting God

    2024-03-21T13:21:00Z

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author says she’s proof that the world isn’t as antagonistic towards Christians as many assume 

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    Elisabeth Elliot - Lucy S R Austen

    2024-03-04T15:24:00Z

    If you are among the millions of people who’ve read Elisabeth Elliot’s bestselling book Through Gates of Splendor (Tyndale), then this biography’s subject will be familiar to you. If not, then keep reading, because evangelicalism on both sides of the Atlantic has been heavily influenced by Elliot. ...

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    When Jesus Met Hippies - Andrew Whitman

    2024-03-04T15:23:00Z

    Interested in revival, the birth of Christian rock music or charismatic renewal? Don’t miss this book, says our reviewer

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    Hearing the Message of Ecclesiastes - Christopher J H Wright

    2024-03-04T15:20:00Z

    This commentary on Ecclesiastes will make you grateful that this strange book is in your Bible, says our reviewer

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    Practicing the Way - John Mark Comer

    2024-03-04T15:18:00Z

    John Mark Comer’s latest book is a must-read, says our reviewer

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    City of Echoes - Jessica Wärnberg

    2024-01-31T15:34:00Z

    Jessica Wärnberg has a background in religious history and the history of art; she certainly brings an artistic touch to this magnificent book. Painting word pictures using shades, colour and contrast, Wärnberg demonstrates rigorous research and a deft touch in handling complex historical material. This is a ...

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    One - Clive Bowsher

    2024-01-31T15:33:00Z

    It’s always a good sign when a book makes you miss your stop on the tube. One is that kind of book; it draws you in and forces you to consider just how good the gospel really is. On the surface, One is a book about ...

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    Activating the Voice of God in Your Home - Matt Holman

    2024-01-31T15:32:00Z

    Matt Holman’s book is the product of many years honing his gift of prophecy and teaching it to others. The result is a well-constructed yet simple book, full of practical advice. Each section is themed, with a biblical base and activations. In many cases, everyday items ...

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    Covenant - Danny Kruger

    2024-01-31T15:31:00Z

    In modern British politics, discussion about Christianity and its positive contribution to society is unusual. So a book by a sitting MP, which bemoans our collective loss of Judeo-Christian ethics and argues for their reintroduction into government policy, is welcome. The Conservative MP and Christian, Danny ...

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    Consider him - Catherine Campbell

    2023-12-21T12:24:00Z

    In her second devotional, author Catherine Campbell aims to centre our hearts and minds on the essence of Christ. Guiding readers through a year-long journey, she explores the character and actions of Jesus. Each concise daily devotional incorporates a verse of scripture along with a reference to ...

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    A year with Michael Green - Stephen Poxon

    2023-12-21T12:23:00Z

    This daily devotional draws on a variety of the 70 books written by the late Rev Michael Green, apologist and Anglican priest, with each page presenting a Bible passage, quote and concluding prayer. Stephen Poxon acknowledges that his book is intended to act as a Holy Spirit-led ...

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    Fierce humility - Paul Friend

    2023-12-21T12:23:00Z

    It may feel like an oxymoron to put the words ‘fierce’ and ‘humility’ together, but Paul Friend’s choice of title is a deliberate attempt to reframe the way we view leadership. Friend’s inspiration for this is Jesus himself, who not only fiercely pursued a lifestyle of humility ...

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    Don’t fret - Don Purdey

    2023-12-21T12:19:00Z

    It’s rare to come across a foreword that so powerfully shapes how you read what follows. This one tells the story of the author, Don Purdey, passionately worshipping God, despite the slurred speech cruelly brought on by motor neurone disease. It adds that the last page of ...

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    The end of woman - Carrie Gress

    2023-11-28T13:51:00Z

    Until recently, only a few lone voices dared question whether feminism was really good for women, or society as a whole. That has changed. Unfortunately, some of the new critics are deeply misogynistic and unpleasant, such as much-discussed influencer Andrew Tate. Christians with more traditional values need ...

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    Amazing grace - James Walvin

    2023-11-28T13:51:00Z

    There are many books on the story of the perennially favourite hymn, ‘Amazing grace’, but few are as wide-ranging as this one. Most focus exclusively on the life of John Newton, a former slave trader turned priest who wrote the words back in 1772, but James ...

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    I am asking in the name of God - Pope Francis

    2023-11-28T13:51:00Z

    This is Pope Francis’ manifesto for divine transformation in a world that he suggests is in crisis. The tone is like that of a devoted but concerned father, passing on some of the wisdom and insights he has gathered over a long life, well lived. From the ...

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    Hopeward - Dai Hankey

    2023-11-28T13:50:00Z

    Cardiff-based pastor Dai Hankey has written a lovely little book for Christians who aren’t giving up, but are weary. The author, a former skateboarder and DJ, points us to a longer, slower, deeper faith; or as he puts it in relation to Jesus: “his invitation to the ...

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    The blind seer and the gift of love - Roger Haydon Mitchell

    2023-11-28T13:50:00Z

    How often do you think about the Roman Empire? According to TikTok, if you’re a man, it’s anything from twice a week to several times a day. Whether or not there’s anything in that claim, this book makes twice a week look like rookie numbers. The Blind ...

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    Loving our own bones - Julia Watts Belser

    2023-10-25T13:02:00Z

    “Everything I know about God comes through these disabled bones,” writes Julia Watts Belser, historian of ancient religion, Jewish rabbi and disabled activist. In her latest book, Loving Our Own Bones (Hodder & Stoughton), these three strands of her identity combine in a provocative and scholarly commentary ...

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    Have a little faith - Kate Bottley

    2023-10-25T11:08:00Z

    “That vicar off the telly” is how Rev Kate Bottley is known to millions. In her debut book, Bottley sets out her down-to-earth wisdom on success, love, strength, conflict, confidence, loneliness and grief. That sounds like it could be hard-going, except it’s not. It’s like sitting down ...