Category Archives: Book reviews

Power From on High: The Amazing Success of Charles Spurgeon

Introduction Listen to the lecture. The statements of the Book of Acts startle the imagination. 3,000 saved in one day (2:41); a few days later, 5,000 more (4:4). New spiritual births were taking place each day (2:41). Solid, enduring churches … Continue reading

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My Booklist From 2020

Awards: Book of the Year: John Bunyan, The Holy War Surprise of the Year: Daryl Wingerd, Divorce and Remarriage Worst of the Year: Ansari, Islam to the Modern Mind Scoring: 0     The book was notable for lacking this category repeatedly.1     … Continue reading

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When the Church Falls in Love with the World: A Review of W. S. Harris’ MR. WORLD AND MISS CHURCH MEMBER

Published in 1901, 304 pages. You can buy a reprint from a local church, or listen to an audio review of the book. Summary On the road marked the “King’s Highway” the gracious Miss Church Member carried her Bible and … Continue reading

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Three Reasons The Holy War Surpasses The Pilgrim’s Progress

Were a short list composed of the greatest works ever written by man outside the Bible, certainly The Pilgrim’s Progress by the uneducated Baptist John Bunyan should be on that list. His mind dripped Scripture and Christian’s journey to the … Continue reading

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Expect and Attempt: Faith and Ambition in the Life of William Carey

Introduction The world looked and felt very different 250 years ago (MAP). The earth’s population was about 10% of what it is today—770,000,000. Christianity was virtually unknown in South America, Asia, Africa, or the islands of the world. There were … Continue reading

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Inspiring Lines from Robert Philip’s Life of Whitefield

Revival “Look where I would, most were drowned in tears. The word was sharper than a two-edged sword. Their bitter cries and tears were enough to pierce the hardest heart. Oh what different visages were then to be seen! Some … Continue reading

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THE ANGEL’S VOICE: THE LIFE OF GEORGE WHITEFIELD

“Who would think it possible that a person… should speak in the compass of a single week (and that for years) in general forty hours, and in very many weeks, sixty, and that to thousands…” Rev. Henry Venn (Quoted in … Continue reading

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Book Review: John G. Paton by Paul Schlehlein

Schlehlein, Paul. John G. Paton: Missionary to the Cannibals of the South Seas. Banner of Truth, 2017, 186 pages. John Paton’s life was so full of excitement and surprises, that Paul Schlehlein chose only the ripest fruits from Paton’s tree … Continue reading

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“HOW FEW THERE ARE WHO DIE SO HARD” ~ THE LIFE OF ADONIRAM JUDSON

Myanmar, known in the past as Burma, has about as many people as South Africa (around 55 million), though the country is half the size. The majority, 80-90%, of the people are Buddhist. Only about 8% have any Christian conviction. … Continue reading

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The Book I Wish I Could Have Written

When writing The Conservative Church, De Bruyn sang as he slew, especially in the last 100 pages. He argues: A church must have a care to preserve true doctrine and a holy lifestyle, but especially, in these days, ordinate affection. … Continue reading

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