Book Reviews

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Approaching God – a guide for worship leaders and worshippers by Christopher J. Ellis
Norwich: Canterbury Press, 2009
The Bible student. Fifty key themes explored through the Bible
Edited by Peter Sammons
Saffron Walden: Glory to Glory Publications, 2012 
The Story of Women in Ministry in the Baptist Union of Great Britain by Simon Woodman
Didcot: BUGB, 2011

Challenging to change: dialogues with a radical baptist theologian. Essays presented to Dr Nigel G Wright on his sixtieth birthday, edited by Pieter J. Lalleman London: Spurgeon’s College, 2009

Creation at worship. Ecology, creation and Christian worship

by Christopher J. Voke Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2009

Crossing the Divide

by Owen Hylton
Nottingham: Inter-Varsity Press, 2009 

The Emergence of Islam:
Classical Traditions in Contemporary Perspective

By Gabriel Said Reynolds (Fortress Press, 2012)

Out of Islam: “free at last”

By Daniel Ali (Tate Publishing, 2007, 162 pages)

Christian Zionism Examined

by Steven Paas (VTR Publications 2012, 135 pages)

Dictionary of Old Testament Prophets

Old Testament Wisdom Literature

The Holy Trinity

Dictionary of the Old Testament Prophets

by Mark J. Boda and J. Gordon McConville (eds) (IVP Academic, 2012, xxvi + 966 pages)

Old Testament Wisdom Literature: A Theological Introduction

by Craig G. Bartholomew & Ryan P. O’Dowd (IVP Academic/Apollos, 2011, 336 pages)

The Holy Trinity: Understanding God’s Life

by Stephen R. Holmes (Paternoster, 2012)

Jesus Christ - The Alpha and Omega

Romans Pillar New Testament Commentary

A concise new testament theology

Jesus Christ – the Alpha & the Omega

by Nigel G. Wright (Bible Reading Fellowship, 2010)

Paul’s Letter to the Romans, The Pillar New Testament Commentary

by Colin G. Kruse (Apollos, 2012)

A concise New Testament theology

by I. Howard Marshall (IVP, 2008, 304 pages)

Ministry Representation Sacraments

The Naked Anabaptist

Not So Secret

Ministry, Sacrament and Representation: Ministry and Ordination in Contemporary Baptist Theology, and the Rise of Sacramentalism

by Paul Goodliff (Regent’s Park College, 2010)

The Naked Anabaptist: The bare essentials of a radical faith

by Stuart Murray (Milton Keynes: Paternoster, 2011)

Not So Secret. Being contemporary agents of mission 

by Graham Orr (IVP, 2012)

Preaching the Incarnation

The Wisdom of the Cross

Shapers of Christian Orthodoxy

Preaching the Incarnation

by Peter Stevenson and Stephen Wright (Westminster John Knox Press, 2010)

The Wisdom of the Cross. Exploring 1 Corinthians

editor Brain S. Rosner (Apollos, 2011)

Shapers of Christian Orthodoxy

editor Bradley G. Green (Apollos, 2010, 398 pages)

Emotions - Living life in colour

Question of Canon Cover

The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas

Emotions – Living life in colour

by Graham Benyon (Nottingham: IVP, 2012)

The Question of Canon: Challenging the Status Quo in the New Testament Debate

by Michael J. Kruger (Nottingham: Apollos, 2013)

The Gospel in the Marketplace of Ideas: Paul's Mars Hill Experience for our Pluralistic World

by Paul Copan and Kenneth D. Litwak (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2014)

Preaching Matters by Jonathan Lamb

With the clouds of heaven

Jesus and the gospels by Craig Blomberg

Preaching Matters: Encountering the Living God

by Jonathan Lamb (Nottingham: IVP, 2014)

With the Clouds of Heaven. The book of Daniel in biblical theology

by James M. Hamilton Jr. (Nottingham: Apollos / Downers Grove: IVP, 2014)


Jesus and the Gospels, 2nd edition

by Craig L. Blomberg (Nottingham: Apollos, 2009)

Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage

The Scarlet Woman and the Red Hand: Evangelical Apocalyptic Belief in the Northern Ireland Troubles by Joshua Searle

The message of Jeremiah

Exploring Our Hebraic Heritage

by Marvin R. Wilson (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014)

The Scarlet Woman and the Red Hand: Evangelical Apocalyptic Belief in the Northern Ireland Troubles 

by Joshua Searle (Eugene, OR: Pickwick, 2014)

The Message of Jeremiah: Grace in the End (The Bible Speaks Today)

by Christopher J.H. Wright (Nottingham: Inter-Varsity Press, 2014)




 The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event

by John D. Caputo
(Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2006)

Dying to Live: A Theological and Practical Workbook on Death, Dying and Bereavement

by Marion Carter
(London: SCM Press, 2014)

Johannine Theology:
The Gospel, the Epistles and the Apocalypse


by Paul A. Rainbow
(IVP, 2014) 

2 Corinthians Pillar Commentary 



The Second Letter to the Corinthians
(The Pillar New Testament Commentary)

by Mark A. Seifrid
(Nottingham: Apollos, and Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014)



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