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A Home full of Books

A Home full of Books

I have a home full of books. There are bookshelves in every room. I suppose there must be around four thousand books in the house altogether. Some of them are general books – books of poetry, novels, history books. But most of them are, in some sense, “Christian”. They are books about the Bible (lots of commentaries), books about Christian doctrine, books about how to live as a Christian, books about church history – and lots more.

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A book that changed my life!

A book that changed my life!

As I sit at my desk typing this letter, I have in front of me an austere looking volume bound in grey cloth with a black label on the spine. The gold lettering on the label proclaims the title: Banner of Truth, Vol 1, Issues 1-16. I bought the book a few weeks ago. I was browsing along a church bookstall before a meeting. The books on sale were mostly new but at one end I saw a small pile of second-hand volumes. …

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What shall I read?

What shall I read?

Well, our summer holiday has been and gone: three weeks resting on the beautiful Cumbria coast. And yes, we managed to do most of the things we had planned. We decided to forget Helvellyn this time round but we did manage to scramble up the Old Man of Coniston. John hitched a lift on Dad’s back; Vicky rode in comfort in Mum’s baby-sling; Jesse did it all under his own steam. And Griff came too.

I managed to do some reading while we were away. Some …

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Hymn Books

Hymn Books

I’ve been thinking about hymnbooks.  And I’m not the only one. 

Christians everywhere are discussing hymnbooks.  In fact, they’re not just discussing hymnbooks.  They’re having blazing rows about hymnbooks.  Christians are leaving churches because of disagreements about hymnbooks.  Churches are splitting in half because they can’t agree about hymnbooks.  Pastors are being sacked because of their views on hymnbooks. 

Most of the arguments are about how modern a hymnbook should be.  Some Christians argue that since we live in a rapidly changing society, we need to be constantly …

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Ernest C. Reisinger

Ernest C. Reisinger

I was given recently a copy of Geoff Thomas new book: Ernest C Reisinger: A Biography Ernest Who? you ask. I had heard of Ernie Reisinger but I knew almost nothing about him.  I knew that he was a Reformed Baptist leader in the USA.  But I’d never heard him speak, never read anything he’d written, had little idea what he’d done.

Well now I know.  Ernest Reisinger was born in 1919 and grew up in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.  He …

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