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A Method for Prayer

A Method for Prayer

by Matthew Henry

Edited by Ligon Duncan. True prayer comes from the heart, so why do we need a method? The great devotional commentator and pastor shows here that Christians benefit from discipline just as much as talking freely with God. You will discover the methods Jesus taught, look at styles of prayer, and see helpful examples. Duncan has incorporated some of Henry's other work on prayer.

Published by: Christian Heritage

No. of pages: 320

Format: Paperback

Price: £8.00

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Abiding In Christ

Abiding In Christ

by Andrew Murray

Using Jesus' words in John 15, "I am the vine; you are the branches, " Murray explores how the believer abides in Christ. In a message as timely today as when first published in 1895, he urges readers to yield themselves to Jesus, in order that they may know the "rich and full experience of the blessedness of abiding in Christ."

Published by: Bethany House

No. of pages: 192

Format: Paperback

Price: £6.00

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According to Promise

According to Promise

by CH Spurgeon

These promises are for every believer yet each will admit to not fully experiencing what is promised. Spurgeon helps us to appreciate that all God's promises are the birthright of each Christian. It is not presumptious or unreal to expect to enjoy what God has promised. We are to measure what God can do by his generous promises, not by our level of expectation. C. H. Spurgeon was the foremost preacher of his time and pastored a large church in London during the second half of the 19th century. He was called 'The prince of preachers' and had significant effect on both Church and Society. Spurgeon had the gift of getting right to the heart of a matter in a style that was memorable and profound.

Published by: Christian Focus Publications

No. of pages: 128

Format: Paperback

Price: £4.50

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Attributes of God

Attributes of God

by AW Pink

The foundation of our knowledge of God rests upon knowing what he is like. Without understanding God's attributes, we have a skewed perception of him--often one cast in our own image. We need more than just a theoretical knowledge of God in order to worship him as he desires. This classic work of Arthur W. Pink invites readers to discover the truth about seventeen attributes of God, including his sovereignty, immutability, patience, love, faithfulness, and much more. Pink shows readers a God who is alive, all-powerful, and active in his creation. The perfect introductory text, The Attributes of God also has enough depth and meat to satisfy the more experienced reader.

Published by: Baker Books

No. of pages: 123

Format: Paperback

Price: £6.50

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Autumn Gold

Autumn Gold

by Clifford Pond

Old age can be endured or enjoyed, regarded as a burden or accepted as a blessing. In this wise and positive book Clifford Pond shows how old age can be enjoyed as it is lived in the light of God's presence and in accord with God's Word. He confronts head on some of the pitfalls of old age such as a negative attitude to life and the tendency to be always living in a past 'golden' age. He shows how these and other faults may be overcome by applying the principles and the promises and Scripture to our lives But throughout his primary emphasis is on enjoying old age to the glory of God. Clifford Pond skilfully blends spiritual insights into Scripture with much practical counsel on such matters as keeping fit, when to give up one's home, making a will, and remarrying after the death of a wife or husband. And he draws on the wisdom of other senior citizens and the experience of those who have cared for a loved one suffering from a prolonged physical illness or senile dementia. As Peter Tervet points out in his foreword this book meets a real need. First, it helps Christians (and others) to prepare for retirement. Second, it encourages the senior citizen to live positively in old age. Third - and by no means least - it helps the younger generation to understand the problems and the challenges of old age. And it has much to say to churches about valuing and caring for the elderly in their midst.

Published by: Grace Publications (UK)

No. of pages: 160

Format: Paperback

Price: £6.50

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Communion with God

Communion with God

by John Owen

Dr R. J. K. Law has produced a splendidly readable abridgement of one of the greatest Christian classics of all time, bringing Owen's rich teaching to a much wider readership.

Published by: Banner of Truth

No. of pages: 224

Format: Paperback

Price: £5.00

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Godly Man's Picture

Godly Man's Picture

by Thomas Watson

Few preachers in the Puritan era (or any other period of church history) match Thomas Watson for his ability to combine rich spirituality, nourishing doctrine and sane wisdom with fascinating illustrations and a pleasant style. Watson is remembered chiefly for his posthumously published Body of Practical Divinity (reprinted by Banner of Truth in three volumes). But his extant sermons also include this marvellous series on the character of the Christian. It is, as C.H. Spurgeon said of his other work, a happy union of sound doctrine, heart-searching experience and practical wisdom. Watson is always the essence of sanity and reliability. But in addition, this work shows how attractive the grace of God is. Christians of all stages, reading it for the first time, will feel as if they have entered the gallery of a great portrait painter. As his sub-title suggests, Watson works with a Scripture pencil in this priceless sketch of the true believer.

Published by: Banner of Truth

No. of pages: 256

Format: Paperback

Price: £5.50

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Heaven Taken by Storm

Heaven Taken by Storm

by Thomas Watson

Many today believe that the Christian life is rather easy to both obtain and live. But the Puritans saw it as warfare, as wrestling, as "holy violence," to use their term. The Apostle Paul spoke of beating his own body into subjection. And this holy violence is to be brought not only against oneís own self, but against Satan, the world, and heaven too. And in this confrontation, we must use the weapons God has given usóreading the Word, hearing the Word, prayer, meditation, self-examination, and the due observance of the Lordís Day. Allow Thomas Watson to be your guide through the minefield that lies between us and heaven.

Published by: Northampton Press

Format: Hardback

Price: £12.50

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Homeward Bound

Homeward Bound

by Edward Hartman

The concept of dying well has been very real to Ed Hartman since August 1995. Hartman was studying at Westminster Theological Seminary , California and had just discovered a treatise by the Puritan author William Perkins on the ‚ÄėRight Manner Of Dying Well‚Äô. This discovery was no accident, as it was a matter of minutes later that Ed discovered that his wife, the mother of their 4 children, was not at all well. Amy Hartman was diagnosed with a brain tumour, which after 6 months of much prayer, and great heartache, proved to be terminal. With this traumatic experience behind him, Hartman deals with the topic of preparing your life, and the life of those you love, for death in a practical and thoroughly Christ-centred manner. Hartman looks at our most important relationships, with God, with our spouses, with our family and with those around us. He shares with us the advice of Perkins and other Puritans who lived in a time that had a much healthier attitude towards, and much closer relationship with, death. He concludes that the primary aim of those sincerely desiring to die well, must be to have Christ at the centre of everything ‚Äď and that true devotion to Christ comes only through our relationship with him.

Published by: Christian Focus Publications

No. of pages: 240

Format: Hardback

Price: £7.50

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In the Shadow of Aran

In the Shadow of Aran

by Mari Jones

Parables from Farm Life in the Welsh Mountains

Published by: Bryntirion Press

No. of pages: 88

Format: Paperback

Price: £3.75

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Letters of Samuel Rutherford (abridged)

Letters of Samuel Rutherford (abridged)

by Samuel Rutherford

Like John Bunyan in Bedford gaol, Samuel Rutherford did his best work while suffering imprisonment for the gospel. It was out of this period that most of his famous Letters came. This abridged edition contains 69 of the letters.

Published by: Banner of Truth

No. of pages: 208

Format: Paperback

Price: £5.00

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Lifting up of the Downcast

Lifting up of the Downcast

by William Bridge

Depression is not unique to our times. To encourage the depressed, Bridge wrote this choice book and filled it with the kind of rich encouragement which our generation too rarely hears. These thirteen sermons on Psalm 42:11, preached at Stepney, London, in the year 1648 are the work of a true physician of souls. In dealing with believers suffering form spiritual depression, Bridge manifests great insight into the causes of the saints‚Äô discouragements such as great sins, weak grace, failure in duties, want of assurance, temptation, desertion and affliction. A correct diagnosis is more than half the cure but Bridge does not leave his readers there. He gives directions for applying the remedy. For example in dealing with ‚Äúgreat sins‚ÄĚ he says, ‚ÄúIf you would be truly humbled and not be discouraged; not be discouraged and yet be humbled; then beat and drive up all your sin to your unbelief, and lay the stress and weight of all your sorrow upon that sin.‚ÄĚ The general causes of spiritual depression are the same in every age. Down cast Christians of the twentieth century can find help here as surely as did past generations.

Published by: Banner of Truth

No. of pages: 288

Format: Paperback

Price: £6.00

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Lord Our Shepherd

Lord Our Shepherd

by Douglas MacMillan

All who attended the conference at which these addresses were delivered were immediately conscious that they were present at a unique occasion...Not only was the speaker a gifted preacher and an able expositor of the Word of God; prior to his call to the Christian ministry he had been a shepherd for 12 years. And he had taken Psalm 23 as his theme! Expectations were aroused. And they were not to be disappointed. It is a great joy to see these addresses...appearing in print. Christian doctrine must be translated into Christian experience, else it is arid and barren. That is the challenge, but also the comforting possibility, that the author holds before us in these addresses...all who read cannot but be helped and inspired.

Published by: Evangelical Press

No. of pages: 125

Format: Paperback

Price: £4.50

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My God is True!

My God is True!

by Paul Wolfe

Cancer. Nearly everyone knows someone who has had it. But do we know well the Bibleís teaching that will strengthen us in the face of it? Everyone undergoes testing and trials. But do we do so trusting firmly in the goodness, wisdom and power of God? Here is a book that will help. My God is True! is one manís chronicle of cancer and the lessons he learned through it. In these pages Paul Wolfe tells his story of diagnosis, treatment and survival, and he points to the glory and grace of God along the way. Above all he points to the faithfulness of God whose promises will certainly prove true. Read this story and be reminded that there is good reason- even in the midst of suffering- to worship and rejoice.

Published by: Banner of Truth

No. of pages: 168

Format: Paperback

Price: £6.00

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Old Paths

Old Paths

by J.C. Ryle

It was the prophet Jeremiah who first used the expression Ďold pathsí and assured those who followed them that they would find Ďrest for (their) soulsí (Jeremiah 6:16). J.C. Ryle was of the same conviction and wrote: ĎThe longer I live the more I am convinced that the world needs no new Gospel, as some profess to think. I am thoroughly persuaded that the world needs nothing but bold, full, unflinching teaching of the ďold pathsĒ.í

Published by: Banner of Truth

No. of pages: 408

Format: Hardback

Price: £15.00

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Prayers at 8:30

Prayers at 8:30

by Stanley F. Schmidt Ph.D.

Stan Schmidt, the author of Life of Fred Math, has written a non-math book. Prayers at 8:30 is an illustrated collection of 104 prayers unlike those you hear on Sunday morning. They are written to change your life. The prayers in this book contain phrases such as: ē You are all the love songs of the universe ē washing dishes in a hotel kitchen in Detroit ē an eight-bedroom mansion on Gold Street ē the devil and all his iniquitous minions ē if our calendars read 60 BC ē mud and broken glass ē You are not the wimp that hides behind the wallpaper ē if we elect not to call You "Boss" ē that we might be energetic arsonists ē the laughter of grandchildren ē melted butter over potatoes Some of those who are members of the choir with Stan have reported that they thought all week about what was prayed. Taken from the introduction to Prayers at 8:30 - "We stand naked in front of God. We can hide no secrets. And when we pray, it might not be fitting to hide behind the mask of words that don't reflect the reality of who we are and what we are feeling.*

Published by: Polka Dot Publishing

Format: Hardback

Price: £13.00

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Preaching Like Calvin

Preaching Like Calvin

by David W Hall

John Calvin preached over 2,000 times, this fitting commemoration of his 500th birthday involved some of the worldís finest Calvinian preachers speaking in Calvinís pulpit. This is the book of those sermons.

Published by: P&R Publishing

No. of pages: 270

Format: Paperback

Price: £10.00

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Puritan Hope

Puritan Hope

by Andrew Murray

Today the Churchís hope in respect to her mission of discipling all nations is in eclipse. The world gives Christianity no future and evangelicals themselves doubt whether the cause of Christ can ever attain to a greater triumph before his Second Advent. Must the prospects for succeeding generations be darker than those of today? Can we even expect any period of history to intervene before the Advent of Christ? How can readiness for Christís coming be consistent with the belief that revivals are yet to be given to the Church? Such questions are brought to the fore in this book and the author, employing both exposition of Scripture and much historical and biographical material, sets out the case for believing that it is not Ďorthodoxí to indulge in gloom over the prospect for Christianity in the world.

Published by: Banner of Truth

No. of pages: 326

Format: Paperback

Price: £5.50

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Religious Affections

Religious Affections

by Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edward's object in this book is to distinguish between true and false religion by showing the marks of a saving work of the Holy Spirit in men. In his Preface, Edwards stresses the importance of using 'our utmost endeavours clearly to discern..herein true religions does consist'. For 'till this be done, it may be expected that great revivings of religion will be but of short continuance'.

Published by: Banner of Truth

No. of pages: 382

Format: Paperback

Price: £7.00

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Silent Voices

Silent Voices

by Ann Sloane

A rivetting history of the details of the ship the Titanic and her sinking, which includes serious spiritual lessons and application for todays readers. Includes extensive photographic illustration.

Published by: Day One Publications

No. of pages: 117

Format: Paperback

Price: £6.00

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Smooth Stones

Smooth Stones

by CH Spurgeon

This book is a collection of sentences, illustrations, and quaint sayings from this renowned Puritan. Gathered by Spurgeon out of the 6 volume set of Brooksís Works, it remains an excellent introduction to both the man and his writings. Spurgeon continues, ĎReader, thou hast here presented to thee, in a cheap and readable form, the choice sayings of one of the Kingís mighties. The great divine who wrote these precious sentences was of the race of the giants. He was head and shoulders above all the people, not in his stature (like Saul), but in mind, and soul, and grace. Treasure these gems, and adorn thyself with them, by putting them into the golden setting of holy practice, which is the end the writer always aimed at. Use these ďsmooth stonesĒ as David of old, and may the Lord direct them to the very forehead of thy sins, for this is the authorís main design! One of these pithy extracts may assist our meditations for a whole day, and may open up some sweet passage of Scripture to our understandings, and perhaps some brief sentence may stick in the sinnerís conscience, like an arrow from the bow of God. So prays the servant of Christ and his church.í C.H. SpurgeonĒ.

Published by: Banner of Truth

No. of pages: 204

Format: Paperback

Price: £5.50

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Spurgeon's Practical Wisdom

Spurgeon's Practical Wisdom

by CH Spurgeon

It has sometimes been said that Christians are Ďtoo heavenly minded to be of any earthly useí. While that may apply to some, it could never be said of Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Spurgeon combined heavenly mindedness with zeal to improve the lot of ordinary people. At the height of his ministry there were dozens of enterprises associated with his Metropolitan Tabernacle that served the spiritual and practical needs of men and women, boys and girls. Although Spurgeon is best remembered as a gospel preacher, he was also a gifted writer. Under the not so well disguised pseudonym of Ďjohn Ploughmaní, a wise old country farm worker, Spurgeon penned a number of humorous articles on topical subjects for his monthly magazine The Sword and the Trowel. ĎI have somewhat indulged the mirthful vein, but ever with so serious a purpose that I ask no forgivenessí, he wrote. In these articles he Ďaimed blows at the vices of the manyí and tried to inculcate Ďthose moral virtues without which men are degraded.í His efforts met with great success. When later published, John Ploughmanís Talk and John Ploughmanís Pictures were an instant hit with sales of these two volumes exceeding 600,000 in the authorís own lifetime. In homes throughout the length and breadth of Great Britain Spurgeonís practical wisdom on subjects such as alcohol, debt, anger, temptation, cruelty, and the family home, were heeded and cherished. In the preface to John Ploughmanís Pictures, he was able to write: ĎJohn Ploughmanís Talk has not only obtained an immense circulation, but it has exercised an influence for good. Although its tone is rather moral than religious, it has led many to take the first steps by which men climb to better things.í

Published by: Banner of Truth

No. of pages: 328

Format: Hardback

Price: £15.00

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Thought of God

Thought of God

by Maurice Roberts

Maurice Roberts' articles speak to the needs of the times. They have God and his Word as their starting place; and their horizon stretches beyond time to eternity. "Every article is a picturesque painting. And the words are shades and colours. They seem to be ordinary, simple words - but in the hand of the master they work wonders. The thought like a spear, penetrates to the heart and does not allow itself to be forgotten. And what thoughts they are!" - Vera Rodaslov comments on the Russian version of this book.

Published by: Banner of Truth

No. of pages: 256

Format: Paperback

Price: £5.50

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When Swallows Return

When Swallows Return

by Mari Jones

ĎEarth's crammed with heaven, and every common bush afire with God.' These words of Elizabeth Browning are illustrated in the sotries contained in this collection of country parables by the author of In the shadow of Aran and In the shelter of the fold, also published by Bryntirion Press. It explores a world of rowan trees, dragonflies, swallows, carrion crows and the beautiful red kite and draws out spiritual truths from the common scenes and happenings of a Welsh hill farm, in a natural yet absorbing manner.

When Mari Jones's first collection of stories, In the shadow of Aran, was published in 1972, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote a foreword introducing the author. However, an introduction to this her second collection was hardly necessary when it was first published in 1979, since by then Mari, her husband John and Brynuchaf, their farm in Llanymawddwy in North Wales had won their way into the hearts of thousands of readers both in Wales itself and far, far beyond.

Published by: Bryntirion Press

Format: Paperback

Price: £4.50

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