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Book Review: Assured (Greg Gilbert)

Posted by Andrew Deligiorgakis on

Book Review by Cassie Watson Cassie Watson is a ministry apprentice at Merrylands Anglican Church, working to see women grow in their knowledge and love of Jesus. You can follow her blog or connect with her on Twitter I didn’t think I needed this book. I grew up in a Christian family and I’ve never really struggled with doubts about my salvation. But as I chose my next book to review, I was sitting with a friend and reading out each blurb to her. One of them said: “Despite our professions of belief, our baptisms, and our membership in the church, many of us secretly...

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Reformers Book Review: Encouragement (Mark Chanski)

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Encouragement Adrenaline for the Soul by Mark Chanski       G'day, Tom here from Reformers Bookshop. In Australia we have a culture - I think they call it "tall poppy syndrome" (this culture of cutting people down) - and I myself felt myself getting pulled into that, and so I decided recently to read a few books on encouragement: on how to use our words to build people up rather than cut people down. And this was one that I read, it's a new book by Mark Chanski, and he uses this concept of adrenaline to talk about how encouragement...

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Reformers Bookcast: Preaching & Biographies

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Reformers Bookshop sits down with a guest and discusses great Christian books - new and old. In this episode we chat with Dr. Steven J. Lawson about a few books on preaching and biographies. Subscribe to the Reformers Bookcast with your favourite podcast provider, or subscribe here: https://anchor.fm/rbookcast

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Book Review: Transformed by Truth

Posted by Andrew Deligiorgakis on

Teenagers are underestimated in the church. Even if they’re fed with solid biblical teaching at youth group, we don’t always teach them to feed themselves from the Word. We assume they won’t understand the deep things of God—or don’t want to try. In Transformed By Truth: Why and How to Study the Bible for Yourself as a Teen, Katherine Forster upends these expectations. She states the purpose of her book: “My hope is that you'll come away from this book with a renewed vision of why Bible study is important and with the tools to pursue it on your own.”...

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Book Review: A Company of Heroes

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In our corner of the world, we can often take for granted the freedom of faith that we are blessed with. While the Western world is certainly becoming more hostile to Christianity, we can feel safe that sharing the gospel, reading the Bible or meeting together as God’s church will not cost us our lives. Yet, millions of Christians all over the world face this possibility every day. In his book A Company of Heroes, Tim Keesee provides us with a snapshot of just some of the stories of faithful Christian missionaries who, in many cases, risk their lives to...

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