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Travel with John Blanchard: Guernseys Evangelist, Author and Christian Apologist (Day One Travel Guides)
Travel with John Blanchard: Guernseys Evangelist, Author and Christian Apologist (Day One Travel Guides)
by Brian H. Edwards
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.52

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent, brief, yet thorough biography., 31 July 2010
Over the last number of the years, John Blanchard has written much. However, there seems to have been very little written about the man himself. Here then is a short book giving a biographical sketch of the popular Christian preacher, author and apologist. The book takes us through Blanchard's early years on Guernsey and his time as a war evacuee on the Scottish island of Islay. We then see his ministry develop from his conversion, to his beginnings as a preacher, a reader in the Church of England, and his time working for different groups such as Young Life and Christian Ministries. Trips to foreign lands are described as are his early writing ventures, (e.g. Read Mark, Learn and Right with God). Finally, we are taken up to his ministry of defending the faith in response to the rise of atheism and agnosticism. Along the way we get to know something of the man himself, such as his dry sense of humour and his love of golf.
This book is part of the Day One Travel Guide series, and therefore, in addition to the biographical sketch, it contains lots of additional information. There are notes concerning places of interest to visit, contact addresses and web-sites. There are also many colour photos, along with maps and travel guides, for anyone interested in following in Blanchard's footsteps! The book gives a fairly enlightening biography and at the end, it gives us a summary of Blanchard's life (so far) and a list of his writings from down through the years.
The author Brian Edwards knows his subject on a personal level. He gives us a biography, which has been well researched and is written in a very clear and simple fashion.


Dealing with Dawkins
Dealing with Dawkins
by John Blanchard
Edition: Paperback
Price: 2.37

11 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Short but to the point., 31 July 2010
This review is from: Dealing with Dawkins (Paperback)
This is a short, yet well-researched work, in which, John Blanchard outlines Richard Dawkins views and arguments for atheism. These include the view that science gives and answer to everything, and that religion is the cause of all evils. Blanchard then goes on to show how flawed those views are, and offers vastly better views pointing towards the existence of an Almighty God. This will be an encouraging read for Christians and could help them sharpen up their own arguments for the existence of God and the person of His Son Jesus Christ. It will also be of use for interested non-Christians who are seeking.
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24 Hours That Changed the World
24 Hours That Changed the World
by Nick Howard
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Gripping stuff, 30 July 2010
Are you a fan of Jack Bauer and the T.V. series 24? Using that programme's format, evangelist Nick Howard takes us through the last twenty-four hours leading up to the death of Jesus Christ. The crucifixion story is told in a fresh way through the eyes of disciples, servants, soldiers and government officials. The short book then ends with an epilogue describing what happened 36 hours later (when the women found the empty tomb), and then a short gospel message showing the relevance of the death and resurrection for people today. Here's a book that is biblically based and culturally relevant. A useful tool for explaining the message of the cross.
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Sounds from Heaven: The Revival on the Isle of Lewis, 1949-1952
Sounds from Heaven: The Revival on the Isle of Lewis, 1949-1952
by Colin & Mary Peckham
Edition: Paperback
Price: 8.99

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent account., 30 July 2010
I found this to be an excellent book, which left me longing for a fresh visitation on the nation from God. The main focus of the book is the revival on the Isle of Lewis from 1949-1952. The book is divided into two parts. The first part gives an account of what happened during revival years. There is some background information on religion on Lewis up until that time, which gives us insight into some other revivals on the island, (such as in 1939). Naturally, the life and ministry of Duncan Campbell (they key figure in this movement) is outlined and we get some of his brief reports of what was going on at the different venues where he visited. There are chapters describing some of the incidents and characteristics of the revival, and we see that even during times of revival, problems can still arise and opposition can still come.
The second half of the book is devoted to a series of personal testimonies - 24 in all- of those who personally experienced the revivals. Some of these are quite thrilling and warm the heart.
I would have liked to have seen some more critical analysis on the life and ministry of Duncan Campbell, and the book doesn't answer all questions that we might ask, such as, why this revival did not spread. Nevertheless, there has been much thorough research done and lots of fresh material for us to study. If you are interested in the subject of revival or are keen to explore some of the important happenings in Scottish church history, then I recommend you get hold of this book.


Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People
Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People
by Melvin Tinker
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.25

5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Comfort in the midst of sorrow., 21 Oct 2009
One teaching which appears to becoming more common in Christian circles today, is that `when you become a Christian, all your problems will disappear!' However, the reality is that they don't, and such a superficial and indeed false teaching, can leave many people disillusioned and filled with doubts. The question, which the title of the book asks is a serious one. Why indeed, is doing good no guarantee of an easy life, while on the other hand, it looks as if those who do bad seem to prosper all the time?
Melvin Tinker provides answers to these questions. He explores the cases of different characters from the Bible, such as Job. He also examines what Jesus Christ said, and looks at the example of the early Christians and goes on to give an explanation for the reasons for and the benefits of suffering. He writes in a very readable style, using some very powerful illustrations, and handles the subject in a very sensitive fashion. Here is a book, which I can recommend. It contains some timely teachings for the Christian church today.


Doctor Who - The War Games [DVD] [1969]
Doctor Who - The War Games [DVD] [1969]
Dvd ~ Patrick Troughton
Price: 7.75

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fitting end to Troughton's era., 21 Oct 2009
The last Doctor Who story from the 1960s is one of the best. It all begins with the Tardis apparently landing on earth in `no-man's land' during the first world war. It initially looks as if we are going back to the series' early tradition of historical stories. However, as the story progresses, we realise that something much more sinister lies behind the scenes.
At ten episodes, this story is too long, and there is a sense of some padding throughout the story. However, this is a fitting end to the Second Doctor's tenure, and it has to be said that it marks a turning point in the history of Doctor Who, with the introduction of the Time Lords. Patrick Troughton goes out in a blaze of glory, and in the final episode, as he is on trial for his actions, we get to see what a great Doctor he was. What a shame that most of his best material no longer exists in the BBC archives. Watch out also for an emotional goodbye scene for Fraser Hines' Jamie, and Wendy Padbury's Zoe.
This is a two disc set and contains the usual set of special features. For fans of the series, the most interesting of these will probably be the `Regenerations' feature, which takes us through all of the Doctor's different regeneration stories. This is highly appropriate, when, at the time of release, the series is preparing for anther changeover of the lead character. Therefore, we have a reminder that the show can go on, no matter how good the actor playing the Doctor has been.
This is one of the great classics of the series and is a worthy addition to the Doctor Who DVD releases.


Doctor Who - Inferno [DVD] [1970]
Doctor Who - Inferno [DVD] [1970]
Dvd ~ Jon Pertwee
Offered by ludovico_institute
Price: 12.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Doctor Who at its best!, 21 Oct 2009
Perhaps the most intense Doctor Who story ever. An experimental drilling project on both this world and on a parallel earth goes terribly wrong. Can the Doctor save both worlds?
The seven episode stories often tend to drag in parts with lots of padding, but this one moves at a cracking pace. The gradual build up of tension is worked beautifully and there are some excellent cliffhangers. The cast rise to the occasion, with Caroline John (in her last regular appearance as Liz Shaw) and Nicholas Courtney giving powerful performances as their alter-egos in the parallel world. The support cast are also good, with special mention going to Derek Newark as Greg Sutton and Olaf Pooley as the pompous Stahlman. A special mention must go to Jon Pertwee, in perhaps his finest performance as the Doctor.
This is a two-disc set, which contains the usual fine assortment of extras. Watch out for a special feature on UNIT, which seems to indicate that there will be more similar features about the Doctor's military colleagues on future discs. This package is very worthy addition to the Doctor Who DVD library. It stands as one of the all-time greats of the series.


Have Bible Will Travel
Have Bible Will Travel
by Peter Anderson
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars God is still working!, 8 July 2009
This review is from: Have Bible Will Travel (Paperback)
I loved reading this account of a much-travelled evangelist. Peter Anderson takes us from his childhood, early days and conversion while in the forces, to a ministry, which extended throughout Britain and further afield into Greece, Eastern Europe, Africa, South America and Asia. As he recounts his experiences, we get insights into some of the difficulties and even dangers faced by Christians in some of these other countries. However, we also see that even in the most difficult situations, the message of the Bible was and is still relevant, and makes a difference to people's lives. As Anderson nears the end of the book, he notes some of the problems faced by those who seek to declare the Gospel in secular Britain in the present day, and, with reference to some personal experiences, shows how some of these difficulties may be overcome. Mr Anderson writes with such simplicity and a gentle, dry wit. A most enjoyable and encouraging read.


GO FOR GROWTH
GO FOR GROWTH
by ANDERSON P
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars A practical and informative guide to spiritual maturity., 8 July 2009
This review is from: GO FOR GROWTH (Paperback)
A helpful, practical guide for the Christian who seeks to grow and mature in their faith. Peter Anderson gives the reader guidelines for Bible study, prayer and being part of a local church. Further, he gives advice for dealing with some difficult issues such as coping with trials and temptations, being a good steward of possessions, being an effective witness for Christ, and knowing the guidance of the Holy Spirit. There is also a very helpful chapter on sexual ethics for the Christian.
This is a book, which is very simply written and easy to read. It is primarily for those who have come to a personal faith in Jesus Christ as their Saviour. It will be particularly helpful for new Christians, but it also has much helpful teaching for those who have been in the faith for some time.


Who Moved the Stone?
Who Moved the Stone?
by Frank Morison
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.52

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A classic!, 8 July 2009
This review is from: Who Moved the Stone? (Paperback)
This is a book which has been packed full of details concerning the events surrounding the trial, crucifixion and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Morrison draws on the Gospel narratives and several other sources and examines testimonies of different characters, who were affected by the events - e.g. the women at the tomb, Simon Peter, James, Saul of Tarsus. The result is a stunning defence of the resurrection of Christ, which continues to be read by many, even decades after it was originally written. Read this book with an open mind. As it has been noted, "Writing this book changed Morrison's life. Will you let it change yours?"


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