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Book reviews in 2017

Compelling book that offers not only practical help but whole life transformation as disciples of Jesus
The story of Christian Aid through the lens of Wales' experience, a tale of which Welsh and English readers alike can be proud
A useful companion of mosty bite-sized remembrances for those facing the twilight of their lives
If you like uplifting anecdotes of faith Dave Tomlinson's latest book should be your bedtime read
Challenging the misconception that Christmas has been emptied of its religious meaning as a result of secularism and consumerism
'By far the best book on church planting to have been published for many years'
A very useful aid for helping parents draw their children closer to God, and a must for the bedroom bookshelf
Das provides an excellent theological foundation for anyone interested in social justice and relief
Thought-provoking account by a Baptist minister's son about his father being a conscientious objector
Reflections on four years of conversation between Christian and Jewish scholars that merit serious study
Well-researched book which cannot fail to be helpful with those encountering dementia in its early stages
Practical book which attempts to address the issues that flow from the most significant invention of our age
Disappointing biography of the 20th century’s premier missiologist, in that it doesn't focus on McGavran as a person
Slightly eccentric but worthwhile book on Exodus, with a focus on the historical, chronological and geographical
Recommended lyrical and original exploration of the impact of the First World War and the act of remembrance
Promising elements of a number of themes in this book about redemption, but somehow not enough of any one of them
A re-issue of the bestselling sequel to Knowing God
A compelling case for the Christian faith from the Religion Editor of the Times Literary Supplement
Demonstrates that wrestling with the more difficult parts of the Bible can help us come to a profound understanding of God
One time BBC journalist and co-founder of a cancer charity Roger Wilson is right in stating that Christians will find his views heretical
A persuasive, thought-provoking and deeply personal memoir exploring the idea of home
Many evangelicals have come to accept the conclusions of science while still holding to a belief in God and the Bible. Here they explain why
Valuable piece of work offering a rigorous overview of slavery and prostitution within the Bible, and a church response
Baptist elder's thoughts on a much neglected book of the Bible, good at drawing parallels to today
The latest in the series of Pocket Giants focuses on Jesus, written by the Founder Director of the Woolf Institute
Worthwhile collection of material from Sam Wells and Abigail Kocher that celebrates the Lord's Supper
A publication that addresses the past, present and future of British Baptists and their relationships with Black people
Baptist minister Karl Martin's exploration of leading the Jesus way is one to recommend to any minister, pastor or leader
Your Best is Yet to Come - a book of daily readings from the Hillsong founder and senior pastor
Shares a human story, unpicks years of pastoral work, and records an international and ecumenical environment
Thought-provoking reading of the revolutionary poet and philosopher-theologian, told through his most famous poem
This history of the 17th century Anabaptist martyr book raises significant issues for reflection
Encouraging start to a series looking at mission in marginal places, with some questions for what's to follow
Scholarly book which will appeal to those who like foreign names and many, many facts, but not an easy read
A compelling analysis of the tension that exists between the three Abrahamic faiths of Judaism, Christianity and Islam
Baptist minister's personal and challenging account of letting go and learning to give generously from the heart
Autobiography documenting the transformation of one of Scotland’s most violent prisoners
Joyce Meyer's down to earth and practical book explores something everyone experiences
Baptist minister’s clear guide to those perennial questions non-Christians fire at them; a good book for house groups
May not convince the conservative reader, but will provide fresh understanding for a new generation of seekers
A reissue which misses the opportunity to build on the points raised in Wilson's original
Presses many of the right buttons, but is less than fair to many who have struggled with them
Informs, allays fears, gives fresh insight - 'the best introduction to Christian mindfulness I have read'
Anniversary edition of Waite's compelling autobiography detailing his captivity ordeal in Lebanon
Timely and intriguing analysis of a distinctive faith community
Thought-provoking children's fiction that raises questions about some of life's biggest conundrums
A fresh look at major themes both of the church and of wider society - a masterly debut from a Baptist church planter
The Good Book is an introduction to the Bible for those who know little about it; good for post-Alpha
Trevor Dennis accuses the Gospels of misrepresenting God - and creates a god in his own pacifist image
Addresses the perennial human quest for meaning, and with a couple of provisoes, a wonderfully enriching book
Brian McLaren's ambitious analysis documenting three major shifts taking place in the Christian faith
Pieter Lalleman's must have introduction to the book of Revelation is simple, but never simplistic
An examination of Paul's Corinthian church in relation to contemporary cult groups from Mediterranean antiquity challenges accepted thinking
Delightful biography of the wife of one of the evangelical movement's great preachers during the Victorian era
Plass's latest book is challenging, raw and refreshing - and brings us back to Jesus
Well-written if encyclopaedic study of John's gospel offers much food for thought and has much to commend
The Daniel Prayer by Anne Graham Lotz and Chris Band's On My Knees will improve our understanding of prayer
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