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Welcome to the combined edition of our Mentor and Christian Heritage Catalogue! About Christian Focus Publications Staying Faithful – In dependence upon God we seek to impact the world through literature that is faithful to His infallible Word, the Bible. Our aim is to ensure that the Lord Jesus Christ is presented as the only hope to obtain the forgiveness of sin, live a useful life and look forward to heaven with Him. Reaching Out – Christ’s last command requires us to reach out to our world with His gospel. We seek to fulfil that by publishing books, which point people towards Jesus and for them to develop a Christ-like maturity. We aim to equip all levels of readers for life, work, ministry and mission.

Contents Introduction Mentor has developed a great reputation for being accessible and profound. Not only is Mentor noted for its high view of Scripture, Mentor is also able to offer an intelligent response from both inside and Malcolm Maclean, outside the church. With over 100 Mentor Editor titles, Mentor covers a wide range of subjects such as Theology and Doctrine; Biblical, Pastoral, Preaching and Counselling, Church life, Christian life and Church History. We have a growing set of academic-level commentaries from Old and New Testament. Do you want to think more on a topic then why not consider a Mentor book!

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Confessing Jesus as Lord

Terry A. Chisope – Professor of History and Bible at Missouri Baptist College, St Louis, Missouri. It is so easy to voice the words: “Jesus is Lord” but what does it mean to be under the rule of the one we confess to be Lord? For this to be our true confession it has to be lived out in our daily lives too. This lucid book provides a biblical survey on the theme of God’s Lordship and how we can make this a living reality every day. “We are surrounded by false Gospels, confused Gospels, and half Gospels. In this important book, Terry Chrisope lays out the authentic Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and clearly identifies what it means to confess Jesus as Lord. The most fundamental affirmation of the church is the lordship of Christ. This new book is both important and powerful.” R. Albert Mohler ISBN 978-1-84550-962-0 | Large Trade | 352 Pages | PB | £12.99 $19.99

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Mentor Pages Theology & Doctrine 2-7 Commentaries 8-9 Biblical 10-12 Pastoral, Counselling and Preaching 13-16 Christian Life 17 Church Life 18 Church History 19 Other Mentor Titles 20 Christian Heritage Devotionals Spurgeon John Owen J. I. Packer Introductions Martyn Lloyd-Jones Key Titles Other Christian Heritage titles Index

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Children and the Lord’s Supper

Guy Waters – Associate Professor of New Testament at the Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi & Ligon Duncan – Senior Minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church (PCA), Jackson, Mississippi What age is it okay for a child to partake in the Lord’s Supper? This book takes a constructive look at the doctrine of paedocommunion as defined: “as the admittance of a covenant child to the Lord’s Supper on the basis of his descent from at least one professing Christian parent.” Looking at this doctrine, these essays will provide food for thought across the various disciplines such as biblical, theological, historical and pastoral. It will be a guide as you seek to explore this key pastoral issue. ISBN 978-1-84550-729-9 | Large Trade | 224 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99


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Kingdom Come

The Amillennial Alternative Sam Storms – Pastor, Bridgeway Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma “I should say a few words about what this book hopes to accomplish as well as what it isn’t. It most certainly is not an exhaustive treatment of every issue or biblical text relating to end-time prophecy. No such book has ever been written and I doubt if it will. Therefore, I am quite prepared to be criticized for not addressing a number of passages and topics that I suspect many of my readers were hoping I might explain. My primary aim will be to provide a biblical rationale for what is commonly known as amillennialism.” Sam Storms ISBN 978-1-78191-132-7 | Large Trade | 560 Pages | PB | £19.99 $29.99

Calvin and the Atonement

What the renowned pastor and teacher said about the cross of Christ Robert A. Peterson Sr. – Professor of Systematic Theology at Covenant Seminary, St Louis, Missouri John Calvin had a profound understanding of the atoning work of Christ. His writings are still one of the major sources scholars and others rely on to give insight into what was accomplished by Jesus on the cross. Peterson describes the richness of Calvin’s doctrine of the atoning work of Christ with striking clarity. “Rather than fall into the trap of insisting on one “theory” of the atonement, John Calvin recognised that the biblical teaching presents us with a multi-faceted jewel. The great strength of Dr Peterson’s work lies in his grasp of Calvin’s biblical vision and the clarity and enthusiasm with which he expounds it.” Sinclair Ferguson “... a fine contribution to modern Calvin studies...” J. I. Packer ISBN 978-1-85792-377-3 | Large Trade | 160 Pages | PB | £13.00 $20.00

Contending for the Faith

Lines in the sand that strengthen the Church Robert L. Reymond – taught for more than 25 years on the faculties of Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri and Knox Theological Seminary, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida With an infectious style Reymond contends for the Biblical and Reformed faith in a winsome and robust manner. A collection of papers in the areas of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, which has been brought together to address topics that are currently being debated within the Church at large. Find here new takes on a wide range of subjects such as Creation, The New Perspective on Paul, The Trinity and Islam. “With customary thoroughness and exacting exegesis, Professor Reymond leads us through a maze of theological topics which call out for a clear biblical perspective in our day.” Iain D. Campbell ISBN 978-1-84550-045-0 | Large Trade | 448 Pages | PB | £11.99 $17.99

The People’s Theologian

Writings in Honour of Donald Macleod Edited by Iain D. Campbell & Malcolm Maclean Because Donald Macleod makes doctrine come alive, people of different backgrounds are drawn in as they yield to the Spirit speaking through this man. They are drawn into a new world of exciting vistas of undreamed-of theological truth, and are raised by high oratory to a new level of understanding of their God and Saviour. “Through it all shines his adoration of Jesus Christ and his deep sympathy with people. He never loses sight for a moment that he is addressing people - people who are hurting, or confused or ill-informed or tempted. This is theology straight from the heart of a great preacher of the gospel.” Alex MacDonald ~ Minister of Buccleuch & Greyfriars Free Church of Scotland, Edinburgh ISBN 978-1-84550-584-4 | Large Trade | 320 Pages | PB | £14.99 $22.99

Calvin and the Sabbath

The Controversy of applying the Fourth Commandment Richard Gaffin – Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Calvin’s views on the Sabbath are the subject of claim and counterclaim. This book brings together two controversial themes, Calvin’s ideas on Church/State relationships and on the Sabbath. Richard Gaffin traces the development of the beliefs of Calvin through his comments and writings and also helps us understand the relationship between the Ten Commandments and the New Testament. Calvin’s conclusions have a much wider implication than just what you do on Sunday! You might also be surprised by Gaffin’s analysis! “This is a most interesting study, and, incidentally, a reminder that no mere man is our ultimate authority for belief or practice.” David McKay, Professor of Systematic Theology, Ethics and Apologetics, Reformed Theological College, Belfast ISBN 978-1-85792-376-6 | Large Trade | 176 Pages | PB | £13.00 $20.00

Creation and Change

Genesis 1:1 - 2:4 in the Light of Changing Scientific Paradigms Douglas F. Kelly – Richard Jordan Professor of Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina An authoritative look at the early chapters of Genesis, showing the inherent consistency of the biblical account with the evidence seen in Science and Theology. Kelly traces how the prevalent scientific viewpoints of each era have influenced new interpretations of Genesis – rather than the other way round! An ideal book for students to investigate the controversial theories that surround the creation of life and this planet. Educationalists and scientists have independently confirmed the soundness of this book’s reasoning and suitability for school and university use. “A highly intelligent engagement with these crucial verses… scholarly but accessible, a model of the kind of exegetical thinking which the church of our day needs.” Nigel M. De S. Cameron ISBN 978-1-85792-283-7 | Large Trade | 240 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99 Please see Page 6 for Kelly’s Systematic Theology Volume 1 3


Creation, Fall, Restoration

A Biblical Theology of Creation Andrew Kulikovsky – an active supporter of Creation Ministries International Amidst the debate among creationists, Andrew Kulikovsky’s call to return to biblical authority is relevant to all evangelicals, whether convinced that the earth is recent or old. All who genuinely seek the truth in these matters will find this book both refreshing and challenging, as it seeks to get to the crux of what has been an issue of disagreement among Christians from before the era of Darwin. “Kulikovsky, proves that a young earth springs from a no-nonsense reading of the biblical text. Creation, Fall, Restoration dissolves the old earth fog that envelopes inadequate arguments for a young earth.” William D. Barrick, Professor of Old Testament, The Master’s Seminary, Sun Valley, California ISBN 978-1-84550-446-5 | Large Trade | 320 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

Christ in the Old Testament

Old Testament Appearances of Christ in Human Form James A. Borland – Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology at Liberty Seminary, Lynchburg, Virginia This is a book that focuses on God’s appearances in human form rather than the shekinah, the pillar of cloud or other manifestations of God’s presence. Its purpose is to present a positive theology of theophanies rather than simply a defence against erroneous views. Borland looks at the characteristics of Christophanies and their use by God. It is the most comprehensive book of its type. “Should be in the library of every pastor and serious Bible student.” Irvin A. Busenitz ISBN 978-1-84550-627-8 | Large Trade | 192 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99

Faith’s Reasons for Believing

An Apologetic Antidote to Mindless Christianity (and to Thoughtless Atheism) Robert L. Reymond – taught for more than 25 years on the faculties of Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri and Knox Theological Seminary, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida A comprehensive tour of why it is possible for belief to exist as a result of knowledge in the Christian faith. “Militant atheistic writers are making an allout assault on the Christian faith today – they speak of ours as a ‘mindless Christianity’ – and as a result many people today, including many scientists and many poorly taught Christians, would think it very strange to talk about faith’s reasons for believing, for if there is one thing not understood today about biblical faith it is that it eschews any and all anti-intellectual, fideistic ‘leaps’ of faith. But according to Scripture ‘saving faith’ is grounded in the knowledge of propositional truths about Jesus Christ.” Robert Reymond, from the Preface ISBN 978-1-84550-337-6 | Large Trade | 480 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

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Creeds, Councils and Christ

Did the early Christians misrepresent Jesus? Gerald Bray – Research Professor at Beeson Divinity School, Sanford University, Birmingham, Alabama How reliable a picture of Jesus Christ do we get from the Bible and the early Church writings? This book considers this key question and explains in straightforward terms what the early church believed and why it developed its theology in the way that it did. Through scrupulous research Gerald Bray has pieced together the evidence that indicates that the early Church knew exactly who Jesus was and was careful not to embellish the reports and writings about him. He shows the mistakes made by liberal scholars of the 18th century many of which are perpetuated in ignorance at seminaries today. “For anyone wishing to recover the fundamental and radical doctrine of the Christian Church, this is a major contribution to the discussion.” Monthly Record ISBN 978-1-84550-513-4 | Large Trade | 224 Pages | PB | £13.00 $20.00

From the Finger of God

The Biblical and Theological Basis for the Threefold Division of the Law Philip S. Ross – theological editor (including The Marrow of Modern Divinity) who studied in Wales This book investigates criticisms of the “orthodox” and catholic approach to biblical law and concludes that theologians were not mistaken in their belief that the threefold division is rooted in Scripture. Christian teachers who viewed the Bible as a coherent, progressive and self-interpreting whole had good reason to see the division as having a secure biblical and theological footing. It appears in embryonic form in the Old Testament and the Gospels stand in continuity with the Old Testament presuppositions. The four evangelists present Jesus as law-upholding, while the epistles establish finally the categories and implications of this framework, supporting the idea that the Decalogue enshrines an ever-binding perfect rule of righteousness. ISBN 978-1-84550-601-8 | Large Trade | 448 Pages | PB | £12.99 $19.99

The Fracture of Faith

Recovering the belief of the Gospel in a Postmodern world Douglas Vickers – Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Massachusetts The church is capitulating to a business organizational ethos and to entanglements with cultural and political movements. By surrendering its grasp of the biblical evangel it has left the people without clear directives for life and belief. In his intriguing and wide-ranging book, Douglas Vickers sets out the case for a “from the ground up” restoration of the church’s ministry in the community. He addresses the question of what is biblical doctrine and how we can know it is true. “A penetrating insight into the contemporary confusion within the Church.” Eric Alexander “Keenly perceptive of contemporary cultural trends, Douglas Vickers prompts the church to become authentically relevant.” T. Grady Spires ISBN 978-1-85792-612-5 | Large Trade | 240 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99


Godly Jealousy

A Theology of Intolerant Love K. Erik Thoennes – Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, California Divine jealousy plays a central role in God’s activities throughout human history yet you never see “jealous” as one of the desired qualities of leaders within the church. Thoennes shows that jealousy is a primary attribute of great leaders in the Bible. We see human jealousy as negative because it is usually contaminated with sin, but the Bible says that God is a jealous God – and that this is a good thing! “This book shows that there is a good kind of godly jealousy which will give backbone and courage to our Christian lives.” Wayne Grudem “Lifts the reader heavenward, and leaves one with a deeper sense of the greatness of God.” Robert Coleman ISBN 978-1-84550-027-6 | Large Trade | 304 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

Jonathan Edwards & Hell

Christopher Morgan – Dean, School of Christian Ministries and Professor of Theology at California Baptist University Nobody likes the doctrine of hell, so a far more comfortable option has been redeveloped and supported in recent years: Annihilationism, the idea that the lost are destroyed rather than suffer endless punishment in hell. Morgan summarises the strengths and weaknesses of the major protagonists on both sides and then points to the influential American theologian, Jonathan Edwards, as an example of how best to answer the theory. “Morgan shows how Edwards successfully responded to the annihilationist arguments… Edwards’ approach needs to be heard today.” Robert A. Peterson, Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, Missouri “Morgan’s comprehensive survey of the annihilation debate and clear exposition of Edwards’ views are a valuable resource.” David McKay, Reformed Theological College, Belfast ISBN 978-1-85792-917-1 | Large Trade |176 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99

Last Things First

Unlocking Genesis with the Christ of Eschatology J. V. Fesko – Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Westminster Seminary in California, Escondido, California How well do you know Genesis 1-3? Does the fact that Jesus is called the Last Adam and the Alpha & Omega in Revelation affect the way we view Genesis 1-3? John Fesko says that makes a difference and that without seeing Christ and the end days, we cannot understand the first days. He says, “Is there a better way to approach the opening chapters of Genesis… The answer to that question is an unqualified, ‘Yes’… The way through the impasse is to interpret Genesis in the manner presented in the New Testament. More specifically, one must interpret Genesis 1-3 in the light of Christ and Eschatology.” Are you tangled up on origins in Genesis? Then this may be your way through the maze. ISBN 978-1-84550-229-4 | Large Trade | 208 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

Jesus is Lord

Christology – Yesterday and Today Donald Macleod – recognised theologian and retired Principal of the Free Church College, Edinburgh, Scotland The Expository Times once contained a famous article by Vincent Taylor asking the question “Does the New Testament call Jesus God?” Taylor’s conclusion was that the only clear statement of Jesus’ deity was Thomas’ words “My Lord and my God.” In a later article in the same journal Dr Michael Austin dismissed even this. His conclusion? “The New Testament makes no unambiguous claim to Jesus’ divinity.” Donald Macleod is able to explain complex thoughts with simplicity and clarity. This is his contribution to the debate on Christology. It builds on his previous writings about the Godhead, and is a new work of international academic standing that is a rigorous theological defence of Christ’s deity, particularly with reference to the works of Jurgen Moltmann and Wolfhart Pannenberg. ISBN 978-1-85792-485-5 | Large Trade | 208 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99

Justified in Christ

God’s Plan for us in Justification Edited by K. Scott Oliphint – Professor of Apologetics and Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania and other members of the Westminster Theological Seminary The orthodoxy on “justification”, a watershed between the Roman and Reformed churches, has recently been much under debate in theological circles as new perspectives are advanced to break down traditional barriers. Members of the faculty look at Scripture, church history, apologetics and pastoral outworkings. This comprehensive work on doctrine will enable you to look with clear eyes on the issues at stake in this key discussion for the future of the church. Also includes a full reprint of John Murray’s classic “The Imputation of Adam’s Sin”. A bibliography is also provided for further study. ISBN 978-1-84550-246-1 | Large Trade | 336 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

The Lord’s Supper

Malcolm Maclean – Mentor Editor & Minister of Greyfriars & Stratherrick Free Church of Scotland, Inverness Foreword by Douglas Kelly. A careful examination of the means and practice of the Lord’s Supper. Malcolm Maclean seeks to encourage us to focus on the Lord Jesus who is the head as we celebrate the Lord’s Supper. “…something beautifully positive and full of life for the congregation of believers, as well as seekers.” Douglas Kelly “A veritable tour de force …which will be of interest to the entire church. Maclean’s handling of the subject is comprehensive and sure-footed, delving into practical areas of frequency and observance as much as the theological principles that underpin the Communion Service. A timely and important book that will aid in the rediscovery of importance and function of the sacrament of the Lord’s Supper in the life of the church” Derek Thomas ISBN 978-1-84550-428-1 | Large Trade | 272 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

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The Pleasures of God

Revised and Expanded Edition John Piper – Pastor for Preaching and Vision Bethlehem Baptist Church Minneapolis, Minnesota Named one of the World Magazine’s top 100 books of the 20th century. John Piper puts forward that God is the happiest being in the universe. To know Him in His pleasures is to see Him as He truly is. Piper is a leading Bible expositor on the nature of God and our relationship with Him. “This rich and profound book is for anyone who has grown weary of the shallow, cotton candy ideas of God that blight our contemporary landscape” The Christian Courier “...ranks as one of the top 3 books written this century on the being of God.” L. R. Shelton, Jr ISBN 978-1-85792-700-9 | Large Trade | 400 Pages | PB | £11.99 Not available through CFP in North America

Richard Baxter and Conversion

Timothy K. Beougher – Billy Graham Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary “...If you be not converted, you are not true Christians. You may have the name, but you have not the nature.” Richard Baxter, A Treatise of Conversion 1657. Puritan religious experience was centred on conversion, the “new birth” of the soul – the essence of Puritanism. Tim Beougher forensically dissects Baxter’s writings and life so that we see how he constructs a “systematic theology of conversion”. How relevant this is becomes clear as Beougher investigates how Baxter speaks to us today about controversies on justification, church discipline and the sacraments. Baxter can speak to us today just as effectively through this study by Tim Beougher. “Timothy Beougher’s study of Richard Baxter offers a fresh interpretation of a very important early ‘evangelical.’” Mark Noll ISBN 978-1-84550-310-9 | Large Trade | 240 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99

Standing Forth

Collected writings of Roger Nicole Roger Nicole – (1915-2010) Late Professor of Theology Emeritus at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, Florida One of the pre-eminent theologians in America, Roger Nicole devoted a lifetime to defending the orthodox belief on issues under attack including the inspiration of Scripture, the nature of the atonement, the existence of hell, and more recently the openness of God issue. As well as his major theological works, Roger Nicole has a productive ministry, writing essays for publication. For the first time a selection has been compiled into a book. “…a masterful systematic theologian, poised for logical-exegetical pincer movements against muddles and mistakes.” J. I. Packer “He fearlessly addresses in these essays the most serious attacks that have been mounted against biblical Christianity in his time and destroys them with impeccable scholarship.” Robert Reymond ISBN 978-1-85792-646-0 | Large Trade | 492 Pages | HB | £15.99 $24.99

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Reasons for the Christian Hope

Gannon Murphy – general editor for American Theological Inquiry, a biannual journal of theology, culture, and history Looking for answers to the enduring questions that people ask such as, “How can I know God exists?” Why is God hidden? Where is God in my life? How can God and evil co-exist? What about different religions? What gives meaning and identity to each person? How should we live in this world? A thoughtful and satisfyingly challenging book worth giving to new believers and nonChristians who are seeking real answers. “Readable and intellectually stimulating, a resource for evangelism and apologetics, this book is ideal for use on college campuses. Buy it, use it, read it, and be challenged.” Eryl Davis, Head of Research, Wales Evangelical School of Theology, Bridgend, Wales ISBN 978 1 84550 466 3 | Large Trade | 176 Pages | PB | £9.99 $15.99

Serving the Word Of God

Celebrating the Life and Ministry of James Philip Edited by David Stay & David Wright Contributors include the following: Sinclair Ferguson, Eric Alexander, David Searle, Martin Allen and Douglas Kelly Foreword by Philip Hair Celebrating the life and ministry of James Philip, one of the key figures in Scottish Evangelical life in the second half of the twentieth century. This book pays tribute to a minister of the Word of God of remarkable passion and power. His preaching ministry touched countless of lives – from fishermen to students, schoolchildren to nurses, young professionals to senior citizens. Many were called to overseas mission and even more to church ministry. James Philip’s single-minded commitment to preaching and prayer serves as a model for evangelical pastors. “Seldom, if ever, have I read a Festschrift of such interest and relevance.” Derek Prime “A series of skilfully woven tributes.” Tony Sargent ISBN 978-1-85792-745-0 | Large Trade | 280 Pages | HB | £11.99 $19.99

Such A Great Salvation

The Collected Essays of Alan Stibbs Alan Stibbs Edited by Andrew Atherstone Alan Stibbs (1901-1971) exercised an influential ministry as a Bible expositor and cogent teacher of Christian doctrine. In this volume eighteen of Stibbs’ best and most enduring shorter writings are brought together. They cover themes such as the cross of Christ, justification by faith, the inspiration of Scripture, the priority of preaching, the nature of the church, and the role of the sacraments. Through Stibbs’ writing he revived Biblical preaching and thinking across the country. “...pure gold for those called to serve the churches in a teaching capacity.” Dick Lucas “This collection of his occasional writings, of which all are outstanding and some have landmark status, will reintroduce him to the discerning and will surely draw forth the admiration that is truly his due.”J. I. Packer ISBN 978-1-84550-423-6 | Large Trade | 320 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99


Systematic Theology Volume 1

Grounded in Holy Scripture and Understood in the Light of the Church Douglas F. Kelly – Richard Jordan Professor of Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina. A modern systematic theology written from a Reformed and non-dispensational view by a worldwide respected professor. “I have written this first volume, thinking of my heritage as both Reformed and Catholic; gladly appropriating crucial insights of the whole people of God over the last two thousand years – Eastern Orthodox, Western Catholic, and Reformation Protestant – as they sought to live out the foundational truths of the inspired Word of God.” The author “For those who yearn for an orthodox Reformed catholicity, Kelly shows the way forward.” Ligon Duncan “This first volume is a comprehensive introduction to discussion of God’s selfdisclosure, Triune being, transcendent majesty, and covenant relationships.” Iain D. Campbell ISBN 978-1-84550-386-4 | 231 x 153mm | 640 Pages | HB | £22.99 $39.99

Toward a Sure Faith

J. Gresham Machen and the Dilemma of Biblical Criticism Terry A. Chrisope – professor at Missouri Baptist College, St. Louis, Missouri. J. Gresham Machen is one of the pivotal figures of modern theological thought. He was a thinker and a first-rate theologian – but he carried his conclusions further than most would dare. Previous biographies of Machen have tended to emphasise the disputes he was involved in and ignore his early intellectual development that led him to take the positions he did. They have also tended to stereotype him as a fundamentalist (an identification which he himself generally rejected) and therefore fail to seriously consider Machen in his own terms and in the context of the broader intellectual currents of his day. “Dr Chrisope skilfully weaves in much valuable information about Machen and his times.” David B. Calhoun ISBN 978-1-85792-439-8 | Large Trade | 240 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

Systematic Theology

Robert D. Duncan Culver – has taught at Wheaton College, Grace Theological Seminary, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and Winnipeg Theological Seminary “Dr. Culver represents the highest achievement in the area of Systematic Theology.” Walter C. Kaiser Jr. “Written with simplicity and clarity, two virtues often lacking in systematic theologies.” Timothy George “…all must admire his thoroughness in thinking through the main questions, fudging none and always proposing answers that stimulate.” J. I. Packer “Here is a bold, comprehensive, and faithful systematic theology… marked by genuine scholarship, doctrinal clarity, and historical insight.” R. Albert Mohler Jr. “Dr. Robert Culver has been an ‘international treasure’ in the church for years and has helped many of us in our personal walk and ministry… he keeps reminding us that theology is for living and not just for studying.” Warren W. Wiersbe “Thoroughly biblical, soundly orthodox, and eminently readable.” Richard Mayhue ISBN 978-1-84550-049-8 | 243 x 185mm | 1280 Pages | HB | £32.99 $54.99

What is God?

An Investigation of the Perfections of God’s Nature Robert L. Reymond – taught for more than 25 years on the faculties of Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri and Knox Theological Seminary, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida God has been downgraded! Can you recognise the God of the Bible from what churches say? Many seem to think that God is limited, primitive and unenlightened. Can you recognise God from scientific announcements? Can you recognise God from the media? So, is it surprising, then, that many people do not know what God is like? The apostle Paul said that everybody, on some level, already knows that God exists (even atheists!). So the more important question for people is not whether He exists but “What is God?” This is the question that Robert Reymond sets out to answer in this book. ISBN 978-1-84550-228-7 | Large Trade | 368 Pages | £11.99 $19.99

Modern Popular Theology titles from Carl R. Trueman

Professor of Historical Theology and Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia

The Wages of Spin

Critical Writings on Historical and Contemporary Evangelicalism There is an increasing tendency in Evangelical circles to regard disagreement in our allegedly postmodern world as inherently oppressive. Too many people sit on the fence and ignore, or are unaware of, the fact that Christianity is an historical religion. As Laurence Peter once said “History repeats itself because nobody listens.” The point of having a debate is not to have a debate and then agree to differ (sitting around in a mutually affirming love-fest) - the point of debate, as the Apostle Paul clearly demonstrates time and again in the book of Acts, is to establish which position is best. With this collection of essays, Carl Trueman will provoke you into thinking for yourself – and to have an opinion on THINGS THAT MATTER! ISBN 978-1-85792-994-2 | Large Trade | 192 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99

Minority Report

Unpopular Thoughts on Everything From Ancient Christianity to Zen Calvinism Theological essays are dusty, humourless affairs aren’t they? Well, they don’t have to be! This is the second collection of essays by Carl Trueman. His first collection Wages of Spin (above) was received with enthusiasm. This time Chick Lit, Adolf Eichmann, the iPod, Roger Beckwith, the Blues, Watership Down, American Idol, Nietzsche, ZenCalvinism, Augustine and ferrets(!) all get a mention. If you want to inform your mind and chuckle at the same time – Carl’s your man! “…shows the author as a master wordsmith… It will challenge, stimulate, inform and teach. It confirms Trueman’s place as one of contemporary evangelicalism’s most dynamic young theologians.” Iain D. Campbell ISBN 978-1-84550-317-8 | Large Trade | 224 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99

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Mentor Commentaries

A Commentary you can trust to study the Bible One of Mentor’s key aims is to build up a library of credible commentaries. There are many academic commentaries but very few hold to an inerrant view of Scripture as Mentor do. The result is a series of expositions of Scripture that successfully refute wilder departures from orthodoxy whilst appreciating and learning from latest theological research. This expanding series includes commentaries from the Old and the New Testament.

Leviticus

Robert I. Vasholz – Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary, St Louis, Missouri Although the practices in Leviticus may seem mysterious to the modern world, there are fundamental elements that are both universal and relevant to the contemporary scene. This is a Bible book which you will be rewarded by your study of one of the foundational texts of the Bible. “Here is Leviticus brought out of obscurity into the light, off the sidelines into the mainstream. The patience of his scholarship calls for patience in our reading, and rewards it.” Alec Motyer ISBN 978-1-84550-044-3 | Large Trade | 380 Pages | HB | £19.99 $29.99

Ezra and Nehemiah

Tiberius Rata – Chair of the Biblical Studies Department and professor of Old Testament Studies at Grace College and Theological Seminary, Winona Lake, Indiana Tiberius Rata, an Old Testament scholar, considers the narrative of the restoration of the Jewish people to its homeland. At the centre of these two books of Ezra and Nehemiah are the decrees of two Persian kings, Cyrus and Artaxerxes. “Reasoned, researched, and concise, Rata’s commentary on Ezra and Nehemiah opens a window on the historical setting for these significant books of the Old Testament.” William D. Barrick ISBN 978-1-84550-571-4 | Large Trade | 288 Pages | HB | £16.99 $24.99

Proverbs

John Kitchen – Senior Pastor at the Stow Alliance Fellowship, Stow, Ohio There is no better starting point to cope with modern life than the Book of Proverbs. Its purpose is to impart wisdom to those who want it. “For the benefit of my own soul I have studied the book of Proverbs and benefitted from the book for almost 40 years. This is my favorite commentary on Proverbs.” C. J. Mahaney, President, Sovereign Grace Ministries, Gaithersburg, Maryland to Louisville, Kentucky “Committed to …careful exegesis of the text, and to practical application of the truths of biblical wisdom to everyday life.” Eugene H. Merrill, Dallas Theological Seminary ISBN 978-1-84550-059-7 | 792 Pages | £24.99 $39.99

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Exodus

John L. Mackay – Principal, Free Church College, Edinburgh Exodus is about a journey: a journey out of Egypt, but more particularly a journey from a land where God’s power, sovereignty and continuing interest in His people could be easily questioned, to a place where God dwelt in the midst of His people. In addition to exploring the meaning of the text he examines the chronology, authorship, composition and structure of Exodus. “I recommend this work highly. It is a valuable tool for the study of this most important period in Israel’s history.” John D. Currid ISBN 978-1-85792-614-9 | Large Trade | 624 Pages | HB | £19.99 $29.99

1st & 2nd Chronicles

Richard Pratt – President, Third Millennium Ministries To grasp the significance of Chronicles for our times, we must first understand its original meaning. It was written to encourage the Jews to be faithful to God on their return from Babylon, and not focus on material prosperity. It couldn’t be more relevant! Pratt looks skilfully at the big picture in each section and presents the detail in an absorbing way. “Richard Pratt’s exemplary commentary is systematic, scholarly, sober and simple.” Bruce Waltke, Professor of Old Testament, RTS Seminary, Orlando ISBN 978-1-84550-144-0 | Large Trade | 736 Pages | HB | £24.99 $39.99

Psalms Commentaries

Allan Harman Psalms contain the praises of God’s people. This is the people of Israel’s creed. But more than that, they display historical accounts which demonstrate how the people are to put their trust in God. They display the character of God who is majestic, compassionate and our Creator God. “… the fruit of a lifetime’s study of the Psalter and provides a well-informed, reliable guide to the vast literature on the subject.” Philip H. Eveson, retired, principal of London Theological Seminary Psalms 1 to 72; Volume 1: Psalms 73 to 150; Volume 2: ISBN 978-1-84550-737-4 ISBN 978-1-84550-738-1 Large Trade | 544 Pages Large Trade | 512 Pages HB | £19.99 $29.99 HB | £19.99 $29.99

Jeremiah

John L. Mackay – Principal, Free Church College, Edinburgh These commentaries have been written with a view to exposition and proclamation. They serve as a guide and stimulation as you seek to understand the book of Jeremiah. “Eagerly awaited… fulfils every expectation… a landmark in Jeremiah studies. This will quickly become an indispensable tool for anyone wishing to study and preach from the Book of Jeremiah.” Iain D. Campbell Volume 1: Ch 1-20 ISBN 978-1-85792-937-9 | Large Trade | 576 Pages | HB £19.99 $29.99

Volume 2: Ch 21-52 ISBN 978-1-85792-938-6 | Large Trade | 640 Pages | HB £22.99 $29.99


Lamentations

John L. Mackay – Principal, Free Church College, Edinburgh The writer of Lamentations witnessed the Babylonians destroying Jerusalem. It was a terrible judgment, almost too much to bear for God’s covenant people, yet it was God’s grace so that we could receive the gospel. What does a book with such a dreary reputation say to today’s society? The reality is that it could not be more relevant. Well beneath today’s upbeat atheist you discover a hedonist wondering if the frantic hurtle down the waste pipe of life has been worth it! ISBN 978-1-84550-363-5 | Large Trade | 240 Pages | HB | £19.99 $29.99

Joel and Obadiah

Irvin Busenitz – Professor of Old Testament at The Master’s Seminary, Sun Valley, California Through this book you will discover the theme of Joel: The day of Yahweh. You will also find out more about the one to whom the day belongs to – Yahweh. The people were facing devastating calamity and Joel calls the society to repent in order that they might escape this judgment and once again enjoy the mercy and favour of Yahweh. Obadiah also focuses on the dual aspects of the theme that there is judgement and blessing. ISBN 978-1-85792-861-7 | Large Trade | 288 Pages | £15.99 $24.99

Matthew

Knox Chamblin – (1935-2012) was Professor of New Testament Emeritus, Reformed Theological Seminary Matthew’s Gospel also tells a story of Jesus, the son of David the son of Abraham directing the reader to the Saviour of the world. “Chamblin clearly wants me to understand Matthew and to stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene. Knox Chamblin is in vintage form here: relentlessly nailing us to the text and always wobbling on the edge of doxology.” Dale Ralph Davis, Author & Pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi Volume 1: Chapters 1-13 ISBN 978-1-84550-364-2 | Large Trade | 736 Pages | HB | £24.99 $39.99 Volume 2 Chapters 14-28 ISBN 978-1-84550-379-6 | Large Trade | 864 Pages | HB | £24.99 $39.99

Hosea

John L. Mackay – Principal, Free Church College, Edinburgh Through the use of metaphors, Hosea brings an uncomfortable yet vital message to warn them of impending judgment if they do not return to Yahweh, the one true God. Hosea shows that God’s constant love and perfect judgment, when put together, restores his relationship with his people. “It combines first rate scholarship with warm evangelical exposition. It is clear, concise, well researched, and written from a pastoral and practical perspective” Guy M. Richards – Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Gulfport, Mississippi ISBN 978-1-84550-634-6 | Large Trade | 400 Pages | HB | £19.99 $29.99

Amos

Gary V. Smith – Professor of Old Testament at Midwestern Baptist Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri The book of Amos is full of wordplays, double entendres, pictorial visions, and direct statements of fact and judgement. Smith’s job is to address the historical, stylistic and interpretative aspects of Amos: not just what is written, but also how and why the prophecies are recorded. Each chapter ends with him drawing together the interpretative threads arising from the passage. ISBN 978-1-85792-253-0 | Large Trade | 400 Pages | HB | £19.99 $29.99

Galatians

David McWilliams – Senior Pastor, Covenant Presbyterian Church, Lakeland, Florida Galatians deals with the concern of the Christian’s relationship to the Mosaic Law. “Written against the background and reflecting a knowledgeable grasp of the scholarly debates, past and present, the author largely steers clear of those debates and remains focused throughout on tracing and expounding the apostle’s argument for its own sake and with an eye to preaching.” Richard Gaffin, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ISBN 978-1-84550-452-6 | Large Trade | 240 Pages | HB | £16.99 $24.99

Our New Mentor Expository Commentaries

A resource for pastors and Bible teachers who want to draw on Christ-centred expository teaching and for the lay reader who wants to delve more deeply into the riches of the Word of God. 230 x 184 mm | HB

Galatians

Terry Johnson – Senior Pastor of the Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia. The author presents for us the truth of the gospel, unearthing the central message that righteousness can only be obtained through justification by faith. He also considers the original context that there would have been questions as to which of the Jewish customs should be adopted, if any, as Gentiles joined the church. “Dr. Johnson’s extensive pastoral work, his insights into the word of God, his demonstrated leadership in teaching and living the message of the book of Galatians qualifies him as the man for the hour to write this great new commentary.” Michael Milton ISBN 978-1-84550-689-6 | 304 Pages | £22.99 $34.99

Revelation

Douglas F. Kelly – Richard Jordan Professor of Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina There is so much in the past, present and future that we do not understand. The Book of Revelation helps us understand who is in full and sovereign control, the victorious lamb on his throne. And what a great unveiling of the glorious Saviour is revealed in this apocalyptic book! “What a great blessing it is for the church to regain clarity about the message of Revelation! Kelly’s commentary will prove invaluable in restoring this vital message to the pulpits of our churches and the lives of suffering believers.” Richard D. Philips ISBN 978-1-84550-688-9 | 464 Pages | £24.99 $39.99 9


Focus on the Bible

Readable, Reliable, Relevant Focus on the Bible are popular-level commentaries especially useful for pastors, small group leaders and personal devotions. Many of the authors are leading expositors of God’s Word in their specialty subjects. Focus on the Bible holds to the inerrancy of the Scripture and the uniqueness of Christ in salvation. See the Christian Focus imprint Catalogue for more details.

Old Testament Genesis Rihard P. Belcher Jnr 978-1-84550-963-7 £12.99 $19.99 Deuteronomy Allan Harman 978-1-84550-268-3 £8.99 $14.99 Joshua Dale Ralph Davis. 978-1-84550-137-2 £9.99 $15.99 Judges & Ruth Stephen Dray 978-1-85792-323-0 £6.99 $12.99 Judges Dale Ralph Davis. 978-1-84550-138-9 £9.99 $15.99 Ruth & Esther Luter & Davis 978-1-85792-805-1 £8.99 $14.99 1 Samuel Dale Ralph Davis. 978-1-85792-516-6 £9.99 $15.99 2 Samuel Dale Ralph Davis. 978-1-84550-270-6 £9.99 $15.99 1 Kings Dale Ralph Davis. 978-1-84550-251-5 £9.99 $17.99 2 Kings Dale Ralph Davis. 978-1-84550-096-2 £11.99 $17.99 1 Chronicles Cyril Barber 978-1-85792-935-5 £8.99 $14.99 2 Chronicles Cyril Barber 978-1-85792-936-2 £9.99 $14.99 Psalms 1-89 Eric Lane 978-1-84550-180-8 £10.99 $17.99 Psalms 90-150 Eric Lane 978-1-84550-202-7 £9.99 $15.99 Proverbs Eric Lane 978-1-84550-267-6 £8.99 $14.99 Song Of Songs Richard Brooks 978-1-85792-486-2 £8.99 $14.99 Ecclesiastes William Barrick 978-1-84550-776-3 £9.99 $15.99 Daniel Robert Fyall 978-1-84550-194-5 £8.99 $12.99 Isaiah Allan Harman 978-1-84550-053-5 £11.99 $17.99 Jeremiah & Lamentations Michael Wilcock 978-1-78191-148-8

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Amos T. J. Betts 978-1-84550-727-5 £9.99 $15.99 Jonah, Micah… John L. Mackay 978-1-84550-345-1 £10.99 $14.99 Hosea… Michael Eaton 978-1-85792-277-6 £7.99 $12.99

New Testament Matthew Charles Price 978-1-78191-146-4 £11.99 $17.99 Mark Geoffrey Grogan 978-1-85792-905-8 £8.99 $14.99 Acts Bruce Milne 978-1-84550-507-3 £11.99 $19.99 Romans Paul Barnett 978-1-84550-269-0 £8.99 $14.99 1 Corinthians Paul Barnett 978-1-85792-598-2 £8.99 $15.99 2 Corinthians Geoffrey Grogan 978-1-84550-252-2 £9.99 $15.99 Galatians Joseph A. Pipa 978-1-84550-558-5 £9.99 $15.99 Philippians John Woodhouse 978-1-84550-687-2 £9.99 $15.99 Colossians & Philemon David Chapman 978-1-84550-632-2 £9.99 $15.99 1 & 2 Thessalonians Richard Mayhue 978-1-85792-452-7 £8.99 $14.99 Ephesians Paul Gardner 978-1-84550-264-5 £8.99 $14.99 1 Peter Cleave Derek 978-1-85792-337-7 £8.99 $14.99 James Morgan & Ellenberg 978-1-84550-335-2 £8.99 $14.99 1st, 2nd And 3rd John Eaton Michael 978-1-85792-152-6 £7.99 $12.99 1 & 2 Peter & Jude Paul Gardner 978-1-85792-338-4 £12.99 $19.99 Revelation Paul Gardner 978-1-84550-344-4 £8.99 $14.99

Calvin and the Biblical Languages

John Currid – Carl McMurray Professor of Old Testament and chairman of the Biblical Studies Division at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina. The church today is built on the Reformation’s linguistic heritage yet is in danger of losing that strong foundation. Many seminaries no longer require that their students learn the Biblical languages for their divinity degrees – some do not even teach them! Yet these are the basic tools of any study of the Bible – and if we are not teaching the Bible, then what is the church teaching? If you want your sermons and Bible studies to have greater insight and authority then Calvin is an excellent encourager. John Currid shows how Calvin used knowledge of the Biblical languages to provide richness, depth and accuracy to his understanding of Scripture - and his exposition of it. If you want to explain God’s Word better then let the two Johns guide you! ISBN 978-1-84550-212-6 | Large Trade | 128 Pages | PB | £9.99 $16.99

Calvin’s Teaching on Job

Proclaiming the Incomprehensible God Derek Thomas – Minister of Preaching and Teaching, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina The book of Job stands in the centre of one of the most complicated problems of life, the interaction between divine sovereignty and human responsibility, one that has provoked much tortuous thought by both Calvinists and Arminians. How Job and God deal with Job’s suffering does not make for a neat story, so preachers often avoid the book of Job – simpler, more comfortable, options are available. But the reality is that the issues Job faced are all issues that Christians will struggle with. Although one of the church’s most influential theologians, Calvin was primarily a preacher. His sermons on Job are of interest on a number of levels to give answers to a world that lacks satisfying answers. ISBN 978-1-85792-922-5 | Large Trade | 416 Pages | HB | £16.99 $25.99

Contours of Pauline Theology

A radical new survey of the influences on Paul’s Biblical writings Tom Holland – Professor of New Testament and Hermeneutics at the Wales Evangelical School of Theology Dr Holland opens up new understanding on Pauline studies by pointing to a neglected fact in such studies. This is that the Jews in the first century AD would view concepts of salvation through the Exodus of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land. Until now, a real elephant in the centre of the hermeneutical room. This book will change your view of the New Testament and deserves to radically alter New Testament studies in Universities, Theological Colleges and Seminaries around the world. “A remarkably fresh and creative study which makes one re-think familiar passages in new ways.” Professor I Howard Marshall, University of Aberdeen New Paperback edition “a fresh and useful treatment of Pauline theology, and many of its arguments offer corrections to widespread misunderstandings of Paul.” Anthony C. Thiselton, Emeritus Professor of Christian Theology in Residence, University of Nottingham, and Research Professor, University of Chester ISBN 978-1-84550-625-4 | Large Trade | 392 Pages | PB | £12.99 $19.99


The Earthly Career of Jesus, the Christ

A Life in Chronological, Geographical and Social Context Robert D. Culver – Retired Professor of Theology who taught at Wheaton College and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois An invaluable handbook on the early life of Christ. Culver uses his skills honed as a professor of both Biblical and Systematic Theologies to present an all-rounded book which is written in a fresh style. A balanced blend of doctrinal, historical, archaeological and geographical detail. “Students and pastors can read The Earthly Career of Jesus, the Christ with profit, even if they may differ on some details of interpretation.” Calvin Theological Journal “Many careful explanations and insights make this a worthy work for pastors and students…” Bibliotheca Sacra ISBN 978-1-85792-798-6 | Large Trade | 288 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99

The Gender Neutral Bible Controversy

Is the age of political correctness altering the meaning of God’s words? Vern Poythress/Wayne Grudem – professors at Westminster Theological Seminary, Pennsylvania, and Phoenix Seminary, Arizona Updated TNIV Edition A battle has commenced. On one side a Christian publishing house and Bible Society. On the other a Christian pressure group and influential Christian weekly news magazine. Respected theologians defend both sides. How do we make sense of it? Is this a serious threat to the accuracy of God’s Word or is it just a storm in a teacup? Read this book to understand the issues with new clarity. “There is simply no other book on this issue so thorough and so careful” John Piper “This is the best book on its theme” J. I. Packer “Careful, accurate, fair and hits the nail on the head.” R. C. Sproul ISBN 978-1-85792-879-2 | Large Trade | 503 Pages | PB | £12.99 Not Available in North America

How to Choose a Bible Version

REVISED EDITION includes the ESV & TNIV Robert L. Thomas – Professor of New Testament, the Master’s College, Sun Valley, California With an explosive growth in new Bible translations the person who buys the Bible has to provide their own reasoning for deciding which Bible to buy, a responsibility which most are not in a position to accept. Robert Thomas teaches us what we need to know in order to assess each Bible version and decide on its suitability for the task we want to use it for. This is a book to help us learn the principles we need to know in order to assess the problems and strengths of the many Bible versions that are marketed today. “I happily recommend this scholarly and yet extremely practical treatment of Bible translations” John Macarthur ISBN 978-1-84550-018-4 | Large Trade | 208 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99

The Holy Spirit and the Bible

The Spirit’s interpreting role in relation to Biblical Hermeneutics Paul E. Brown – previously minister of Dunstable Baptist Church, England, and lecturer at London Theological Seminary In recent decades, two seemingly unconnected issues have become prominent in the Christian world. In theological circles, hermeneutics, the theory of interpretation, at a popular level, a renewed interest in the person and work of the Holy Spirit. In his fascinating study Paul Brown connects the two. He works through the New Testament, considering each reference to the Holy Spirit thoroughly, and demonstrates that any study of hermeneutics must include serious consideration of the work of the Holy Spirit in assisting us to understand the meaning of Scripture. “As timely as it is important, and I heartily recommend it.” Dr J. I. Packer ISBN 978-1-85792-654-5 | Large Trade | 272 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

God’s People in the Wilderness

The Church in Hebrews O. Palmer Robertson – Director and Principal of Africa Bible College, Uganda. What is the Church? New Testament writes about the body of Christ and the Kingdom of God. For the writer to the Hebrews, the Church of today finds its most proper definition in terms of the historical experience of the old covenant people of God “in the wilderness” during the days of Moses. His unifying perspective on this vital question of the Church’s self-definition provides fresh insight into the nature of the Church “The appearance of this volume is most welcome. Its substance in an earlier form helped considerably in shaping my own overall understanding of Hebrews and appreciation of the centrality there of the church as the new covenant wilderness community. I commend it as a worthy addition to the libraries of pastors, teachers and other serious students of Scripture.” Richard Gaffin ISBN 978-1-84550-477-9 | Large Trade | 160 Pages | PB | £9.99 $17.99

John – Beloved Disciple

A Survey of his Theology Robert L. Reymond – taught for more than 25 years on the faculties of Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri and Knox Theological Seminary, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Robert Reymond has a deep devotional interest in the Johannine letters and with this in mind he examines the themes, concepts and theology of John in his Gospel, his letters, and in Revelation. A superb analysis of the writings and theology of the books written by John, Reymond also responds to the two modernist theologies of Bultmann and Kasemann. As you read this you will discover Jesus incarnate, Saviour of the world. “He has a direct, unfussy style, quickly gets to the heart of each issue, marshals his arguments with admirable clarity, and shows deep concern that the witness of John to Christ should be taken with real seriousness.” Geoffrey Grogan ISBN 978-1-85792-628-6 | Large Trade | 208 Pages | HB | £15.99 $24.99

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The Lamb of God

The Bible’s unfolding revelation of Sacrifice Robert L. Reymond – taught for more than 25 years on the faculties of Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri and Knox Theological Seminary, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida The doctrine of Jesus as God’s slain lamb runs like a thick cable from Genesis to Revelation binding the entirety of Scripture together. Indeed Revelation 13:8 speaks of Jesus as the lamb who was slain from the creation of the world while 1 Peter 1:19-20 speaks of the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect who was chosen before the creation of the world. Reymond examines the biblical depictions concerning the Lamb of God – illuminating the central place that the suffering of the Messiah, as God’s lamb, occupies in God’s eternal purpose and earth’s history. ISBN 978-1-84550-181-5 | Large Trade | 128 Pages | PB | £9.99 $15.99

The Messiah & the Psalms

Preaching Christ from all the Psalms Richard P. Belcher – Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina What is the relevance and significance of the Psalms both to the New Testament and to our lives in the 21st Century? Richard Belcher helps you understand how all the psalms relate to Christ. Some have a direct relationship, but with others the link is not so evident. He carefully explains the biblical basis for his view and then how it works with different types of psalms. He then goes on to offer a deeper exposition of those psalms that more obviously have a direct relationship to Christ. Many people have difficulty in teaching Christ from Old Testament passages and tend to end up allegorizing passages. These principles will help you in explaining Christ from Old Testament passages safely. ISBN 978-1-84550-074-0 | Large Trade | 288 Pages PB | £11.99 $19.99

New Testament Background Commentary

A new dictionary of words, phrases and situations in Bible order W. Harold Mare – (1918-2004) Formerly Professor Emeritus of New Testament at Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri The New Testament is a fascinating collection of documents containing an amazing number of details in its texts that can be easily lost on the modern mind. New Testament Background Commentary is both a commentary and a dictionary of words, phrases and situations that shed light on the key points of the Bible text. These are arranged in Bible order so that it is easy to use as you read through the Bible passage. An invaluable companion to any reading of the New Testament. ISBN 978-1-85792-955-3 | Large Trade | 512 Pages | HB | £19.99 $29.99

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New Testament Theology

J. Julius Scott Jr. – Emeritus Professor of Biblical and Historical Studies at Wheaton College Graduate School Julius Scott has a passion for the New Testament and hopes that we will catch that same passion to learn more about the key themes of the New Testament. They are vital questions for all Christians and the answers to them will inform and influence every aspect of our lives. “This book is a labor of love – for the Scriptures, for readers, for learning, for teaching, and for God himself. The author takes up each topic in a wise, thorough, probing, and reverent manner. Readers will gain fresh insight into the history of New Testament times, the convictions of the biblical writers, and the implications of the age-old yet ever new Christian message for today.” Robert W. Yarborough ISBN 978-1-84550-256-0 | Large Trade | 368 Pages | HB | £19.99 $29.99

Paul – Missionary Theologian

A survey of his Missionary Labours and Theology Robert L. Reymond – taught for more than 25 years on the faculties of Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri and Knox Theological Seminary, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida A compelling presentation of Paul’s theology enriched by insights from the field of systematic theology. It is Biographical, Theological, Geographical, Missiological, Historical, Hermeneutical, Inspirational. “He writes with admirable clarity and never evades issues, either exegetical or theological.” Geoffrey Grogan “Of particular note is a serious defense of the view that Paul was the author of Hebrews.” Douglas Moo “In this compelling presentation of Paul’s theology Dr Reymond exposes the great missionary heart of the beloved apostle.” Fowler White ISBN 978-1-85792-497-8 | 640 Pages | Large Trade | HB | £19.99 $29.99

Prayer, Praise and Prophecy

A Theology of the Psalms Geoffrey Grogan – (1925-2011) former Principal Emeritus of the Glasgow Bible College, Scotland In the Garden of Eden, God walked with Adam and Eve and talked with them face to face – then the fall separated us. The Psalms are God’s gift to us to help reestablish contact, understand His mind and how to communicate with Him. This is not a commentary on the Psalms; instead, Geoffrey Grogan seeks to introduce us to some of the theological dimensions of this important and much-loved Bible book. “If I were teaching a course on the Psalms, this would be my textbook.” Dale Ralph Davis “This very full introduction to the Book of Psalms makes one hope that the author has in mind a full-scale commentary to follow.” Alec Motyer ISBN 978-1-85792-642-2 | Large Trade | 336 Pages | HB | £17.99 $29.99


Pastoral, Preaching and Counselling NEW

Renewed Pastor

Writings in honour of Philip Hacking Melvin Tinker (Editor) What is a pastor of a church? What are the requirements and expectations? How can a pastor be faithful to the Bible whilst effectively engaging with the world? These are some of the questions which are answered in this timely book on pastoral ministry. Evangelical practitioners and theologians from around the world contribute to this collection of essays on what it means to be a “Renewed Pastor” in the 21st century in honour of one of Britain’s exemplary pastors - Philip Hacking. All the major aspects of pastoral ministry are dealt with in a biblical, practical down-to-earth way. This is a major resource for all pastors, both present and future. Philip Hacking served in full time Church of England ministry for more than 38 years where he was not ashamed to proclaim the gospel. Throughout his lifetime he has stood for Biblical Evangelicalism. ISBN 978-1-84550-805-0 | Large Trade | 256 Pages | PB | £14.99 $22.99

Appointed to Preach

Assessing a Call to the Ministry David W. Hegg – Senior Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Santa Clarita, California Seeking to discern a call to ministry? How do you know – and if so, how can it be assessed? In an age that fears to contradict personal feelings and emotive persuasion here is a resource that clarifies the matter. Topics include: The appointment of God’s man; The affirmation of God’s people; The man God appoints; Character and desire; Message and gifts; The process of ordination; Preparation for ordination and the ordination council. Includes helpful assessment forms. “Here is a unique and timely book.... David Hegg has done a great service to the church by tackling this matter with biblical clarity”. Alistair Begg ISBN 978-1-84550-619-3 | Large Trade | 160 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99

Brothers, We Are Not Professionals

A Plea to Pastors for Radical Ministry John Piper – Pastor for Preaching and Vision Bethlehem Baptist Church Minneapolis, Minnesota Piper pleads with fellow pastors to abandon the secularisation of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the Bible for radical ministry. He shows how the mentality of the professional is not the mentality of the pastor. He says – “There is no such thing as professional childlikeness, professional tender-heartedness and professional panting after God. Brothers, we are not professionals, we are outcasts, aliens and exiles in this world. Our citizenship is in Heaven and you cannot professionalize the love for his appearing without killing it – and it is being killed.” So while the world sets the agenda of the professional man, God sets that of the spiritual man. ISBN 978-1-85792-893-8 | | Large Trade | 304 Pages | PB | £11.99 Not Available from CFP in North America

Curing the Heart

A Model for Biblical Counseling William Hines/Howard Eyrich – The Dean, Department of Biblical Counseling, Masters School of Divinity/Professor of Counseling, Birmingham Theological Seminary, Alabama A textbook which will be of interest to all whom, when faced with hurting people, ask themselves “What should I say now?” Both authors teach postgraduate level counseling giving a model based upon Biblical and Christian principles. Section 1 argues that to understand the creation you must look to the Creator who designed it. Section 2 gives practical guidelines to those interested in becoming Christian Counsellors. Section 3 outlines the Counseling Process and gives practical worksheets developed by the authors from years of counseling experience. “…Outstanding! Their multidimensional approach helps the counsellor be fully equipped to deal with every problem situation” Ed Hindson “The authors offer a quite superb guide to dealing with the troubled heart.” Liam Goligher ISBN 978-1-85792-722-1 | Large Trade | 208 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

Evangelical Concerns

Rediscovering the Christian mind on issues facing the Church today Melvin Tinker – minister of St. John’s Newland Parish Church, Hull, England How as evangelicals do we respond to a collapsing culture? Melvin Tinker suggests a “Third Way” – to develop a fully orbed biblical approach to science and sociopolitical issues – and so to regain the Christian mind. “These essays show an acute perception of the way that evangelicalism is going…their intelligence, breadth of learning, and readability offer important and timely lessons and show how it is possible to re-present the faith with freshness and verve.” Paul Helm. “Evangelicals are impotent because they do not think their positions through. Melvin Tinker’s bold prophetic witness comes at what may be a key turning point for the future of the Church.” Gerald Bray ISBN 978-1-85792-675-0 | Large Trade | 272 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

The Effective Pastor

Get the Tools to upgrade your ministry Peter White – previously Principal of the Glasgow Bible College and minister of Sandyford Henderson Memorial Church, Glasgow, Scotland Peter has a passion for the training of ministers to meet the real needs of church leadership. This shines through in his guide for ministers on how to develop their abilities to nurture their church. It would also be an invaluable resource for seminaries. “I am very pleased to commend this unusually helpful book. The Effective Pastor will, without question, make pastors more effective...” Nigel M. de S. Cameron “Preachers are in Peter White’s debt for his assistance.” Al Mohler “There has long been a need for a contemporary manual of biblical and practical instruction on the work of the ministry … widely welcomed.” Sinclair B. Ferguson ISBN 978-1-85792-120-5 | Large Trade | 272 Page | PB | £11.99 $17.99

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Helpful Truth in Past Places

The Puritan Practice of Biblical Counseling Mark Deckard – 25 years experience of Counseling from a Biblical Context. “Despite our modern prejudices,” Deckard explains, the problems of the Puritans’ time “were not all that different than our own.” These men and women, like us, fought issues of fear, depression and sense of purpose. Helpful Truth in Past Places brings a welcome infusion of sound biblical understanding to the front lines of Christian counselling; something the Puritans were especially gifted in doing. “With the skillful hands of a gifted counsellor and the inquisitive mind of a pilgrim, Deckard brings us into conversation with these Puritan greats and artfully displays for us their insights into life and relationships.” Stephen J Nichols, Research Professor of Christianity and culture, Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, Pennsylvania ISBN 978-1-84550-545-5 | Large Trade | 192 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

How Effective Sermons Begin

Ben Awbrey – Assistant Professor of Preaching at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Ben Awbrey focuses on the most neglected parts of the sermon – where it all begins! Gain help in the following stages of your sermon: Must-hear Preaching; Introducing the sermon; Getting Attention; Securing Interest; Stating the purpose; Setting the context; The Sermon Proposition. It is suitable for all sorts of experience. “…there is no shortage of strategists and innovators in the evangelical community who think that they have better ways for reaching the culture than by preaching God’s Word. Ben Awbrey knows better than that… I have long appreciated his desire to help other preachers make the most of their gifts and calling. His insights have proved invaluable to hundreds of pastors and young preachers.” John MacArthur ISBN 978-1-84550-374-1 | Large Trade | 384 Pages | PB | £11.99 $17.99

My Heart For Thy Cause

Albert N. Martin’s Theology of Preaching Brian Borgman – pastor of Grace Community Church, Gardnerville, Nevada When Al Martin preaches around the world he draws crowds who want to understand what God’s Word has to say to them. Even those regarded as gifted preachers in their own right make time to hear him. How is it that someone stands out in this way? Is there such a thing as a “theology of preaching” that we can adopt? Brian Borgman has painstakingly researched just this question. The result is a book that will help preachers everywhere to be used more greatly for God’s glory. “I find Al Martin’s preaching to be sound, compelling.... He cuts it straight.” John MacArthur “Very clear, forthright, articulate… he has a fine mind.” J. I. Packer ISBN 978-1-85792-716-0 | Large Trade | 288 Pages | HB | £12.99 $19.99

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Expository Preaching with Word Pictures

With illustrations from the sermons of Thomas Watson Jack Hughes – Senior Pastor, Calvary Bible Church, Burbank, California How many times have you listened to a sermon and remembered the illustrations used by the preacher – but not the point of them! – or listened to an illustration that makes an entirely different point to the one the preacher is trying to put across? Using illustrations has an art to it but Jack Hughes makes it far easier for you by studying a master to help you master it too. “Thomas Watson compelled people to listen to him, whether he was preaching or writing, by the vivid word pictures that he painted, both at his desk and in the pulpit. This rich study should be a treasure in every preacher’s library. I highly recommend it.” Richard Mayhue ISBN 978-1-85792-658-3 | Large Trade | 304 Pages | PB | £12.99 $19.99

Kindled Fire

How the methods of C. H.Spurgeon can help your preaching Zack Eswine – Riverside Church, St. Louis, Missouri This book gives a sense of what it would be like to “apprentice” with Spurgeon. The twenty-first century preacher in the West will recognize some similarities with Spurgeon and his times. Today’s Postmodernism and yesterday’s Enlightenment Rationalism are different philosophies but both promote scepticism of the authority of the Bible. Contemporary debates about the use of art and sermon length are no different to those in Spurgeon’s era. The questions of attention span and the need for story to accompany logic are not new topics of discussion. “Spurgeon comes alive in these pages! Zack Eswine has done a masterful job. This book, like Spurgeon’s sermons, feeds the mind and stirs the heart.” Alistair Begg ISBN 978-1-84550-117-4 | Large Trade | 272 Pages | PB | £11.99 $17.99 See p22-23 for Spurgeon Titles

The Power of Speaking God’s Word

How to Preach memorable Sermons Wilbur Ellsworth – pastor for over thirty years who currently lives in Wheaton, Illinois A “written” sermon is a contradiction in terms; it is by definition a spoken event. After 25 years of preaching, Wilbur Ellsworth investigates why some sermons had greater impact than others. Could it be an over-reliance on notes? Would preaching without a written manuscript be shallow, full of clichés and repetitious? Surely “deep” teaching needed more support than a poor memory could provide. Launching out in faith, Ellsworth started reducing his notes to the extent that they could be contained on one post-it note. The result? A learned colleague said that you would never have guessed how “so much effect could have come from a single change.” ISBN 978-1-85792-604-0 | Large Trade | 144 Pages | PB | £9.99 $14.99


Power Preaching for Church Growth

The Role of Preaching in Growing Churches Revised updated Version David Eby – experienced pastor and Dean of Westminster Theological Seminary, Kampala Foreword by John MacArthur. Do pastors and church leaders today really need a wakeup call to return to the apostolic priorities of preaching and prayer as the primary means to accomplish church growth? In an age in which the church has become infatuated with pragmatism, success models, sociological methodologies, management techniques and marketing, the answer is a resounding “Yes.” The goal of this book is to exhort and encourage pastors and church leaders to escape the full court press of expediency and to restart as offense of biblical priorities and methods. “David Eby has put his finger on something very crucial, namely the absence of any emphasis on preaching in the Church Growth Movement… Eby’s biblical approach is compelling” John Piper ISBN 978-1-84550-434-2 | Large Trade | 256 Pages | PB | £11.99 $17.99

Preaching the Living Word

Addresses from the Evangelical Ministry Assembly Edited by David Jackman with contributions by Dick Lucas, Alec Motyer, J. I. Packer, Peter Jensen, Bruce Milne, Mark Ashton and David Jackman This is a comprehensive overview of how to make preaching memorable, accurate and help the congregation to understand God’s Word in a biblically literate way. This will be an extremely helpful book for all who preach and for seminaries/colleges. The speakers are all able preachers and share their ideas about how to make the Bible relevant to the hearers. “These superb addresses are the pick of the crop. They are absolute gold dust.” Bishop Wallace Benn “… provides the kind of instructive teaching and preaching which will serve to strengthen the ministry of the word of God everywhere.” Sinclair Ferguson “This excellent book is a joy to read.” Paul Gardner ISBN 978-1-85792-312-4 | Large Trade | 224 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99

Preaching with Spiritual Vigour

Including lessons from the life and practice of Richard Baxter Murray A. Capill – New Zealander lecturing on preaching at the Reformed Theological College, Geelong, Australia Two trends are deadly to vital preaching – on the one hand a subjective entertainment orientation for the crutch of popularity: on the other a dry intellectual zimmer frame encouraging impressions of depth and thoughtfulness. We need guidance and help that doesn’t send us staggering after the latest fad. Richard Baxter was one of the Christian church’s models of pastoral practice, partly through his effectual preaching. Murray Capill set out to discover Baxter’s secret. After a thorough study of Baxter’s preaching ministry he has constructed a useful framework that we can follow. From this we can be inspired to discover a greater vigour in preaching. ISBN 978-1-85792-857-0 | Large Trade | 248 Pages | PB | £11.99 $17.99

Preaching For Revitalization

How to revitalize your church through your pulpit Michael F. Ross – Senior Pastor at Christ Covenant Church, Charlotte, North Carolina A new buzzword has appeared on the church scene – Revitalization. Used specifically about the local congregation, it carries with it the hope of renewed vigour, redirected purpose and the restoration of healthy growth over the entire life of the church. Mike examines historical and contemporary preaching and introduces a programme of change followed by practical steps to “rebirth” the local church through revitalized preaching. “Wise, tested counsel from a minister who has put his method into practice...” Ligon Duncan “Both readable and extremely helpful. He does point out the appropriate ways to connect to the culture without being conformed by it.” Harry L. Reeder “This excellent book… We either heed the call or drift.” Robin Sydserff ISBN 978-1-84550-123-5 | Large Trade| 240 Pages| PB | £11.99 $17.99

Preaching with Balance

Achieving and Maintaining Biblical Priorities in Preaching Donald L. Hamilton – Professor of Preaching, Columbia International University, South Carolina. “While perfection in preaching is an illusive dream, improvement is within the grasp of virtually everyone” Donald Hamilton Some books on preaching have you all fired up – only to leave you down in the dumps! Most preaching books seem more intent on just providing a boost to the preacher without giving advice on how to maintain an improvement in preaching. This book is different! It’s for those who preach to the same congregation week by week. Hamilton gives advice on setting up and maintaining an annual preaching plan, planning topical and linear sermon sets. It also includes a useful sermon evaluation form. ISBN 978-1-84550-265-2 | Large Trade | 416 Pages | PB | £12.99 $ 19.99

Prepared to Preach

God’s Work and Ours in Proclaiming His Word Greg Scharf – Professor and Chair of the Department of Pastoral Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois A comprehensive, yet digestible, guide which focuses on the attitudes and skills those inexperienced in preaching need to develop without losing sight of the fact that it is what God does that is central to preaching. Scharf shows us how to prepare our minds, the congregation, the message, and the delivery of it. An essential read for a student, layperson, para-church worker or short-term missionary. “The keynote that Scharf strikes throughout is preparation: first the preparation of the preacher, and second, the preparation of the message… In the detailed chapters on preparing the message Scharf excels. His careful and logical approach will surely result in better preaching – there is no higher commendation for a book on preaching.” Robin Sydserff ISBN 978-1-84550-043-6 | Large Trade | 176 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99

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Spirit Empowered Preaching

Involving the Holy Spirit in your ministry Arturo G. Azurdia III – Associate Professor of Pastoral Theology and Director of Pastoral Mentoring at Western Seminary, Portland, Oregon If you desire that your preaching be lifted up to a position in which you are being used by the Spirit as a channel, then Arturo Azurdia can help you. “When you finish reading this book not only will you have a better idea of the role of the Spirit in preaching, but you will also know better how to preach in dependence on the Holy Spirit. Everyone who is preaching, or preparing to preach, needs to read this book”. Joseph A. Pipa “Arturo Azurdia believes that much modern preaching is powerless. Sadly, he is right...in a searching and warm-hearted analysis he shows how the situation should and can be remedied.” John Blanchard ISBN 978-1-85792-413-8 | Large Trade | 192 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99

The Word Became Fresh

How to preach from Old Testament narrative texts Dale Ralph Davis – Old Testament scholar and former Pastor of Woodland Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi “I am a bit puzzled over why many Christians seem to think the Old Testament is such a ‘problem’… For nearly two hundred years a sceptical brand of Old Testament criticism has largely held sway in our universities and divinity halls; it ‘un-goded’ the Old Testament, implied the Old Testament documents were extremely complex and involved, and managed to make Old Testament studies mostly boring, lifeless, and dull. Of course the occasional student finds this high priestly craft of Old Testament criticism attractive, but many simply write the Old Testament off. If it’s as complicated as they have been taught then it is far too bewildering and esoteric for them to bother about – except for dipping into the Psalms for occasional funerals.” Dale Ralph Davis ISBN 978-1-84550-192-1 | Large Trade | 160 Pages |PB | £9.99 $16.99

Who Am I?

The Christian Hunger for Self-identity Robert L. Thomas – Professor of New Testament at The Master’s Seminary, Sun Valley, California A correct, biblical view of self should radically transform us. Thomas shows us that to overcome sin in our day-to-day lives we must grasp the fact that in Christ we have died to sin just as our union with Him in His resurrection enables us to live holy lives. He examines our relationship to the Law, family tensions and responsibilities, the world’s enticements, attitudes towards possessions, suffering for our faith, witnessing, fruitfulness, Christian submission, following God’s will and biblical definitions of success and failure. “The Word of God acts like a mirror to reflect accurately the authentic self… I warmly commend this work”. Richard Mayhue, The Master’s Seminary ISBN 978-1-85792-519-7 | Large Trade | 224 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

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The Stain that Stays

The Church’s response to sexual misconduct John H. Armstrong – Director of Renew and formerly a Pastor for 20 years. Foreword by R. Kent Hughes Around the world sexual misconduct is knocking ministers from their ministry. As the numbers grow it is crucial to know what should happen to them – for their good and for the good of the Church. Should they return, repentant, to their pulpits within weeks or months – or should they return at all? “He has left no stone unturned and yet he has thrown no stones at fallen brothers.” Al Mohler “An important book on a crucial subject” R. Kent Hughes “He makes a case that desperately needs to be heard”. Erwin Lutzer “He offers a thoughtful, biblical response – surely the finest book to date on this difficult subject”. John MacArthur ISBN 978-1-85792-583-8 | Large Trade | 208 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99

Tongues Aflame

Learning to Preach from the Apostles Roger Wagner – Pastor of Bayview Orthodox Presbyterian Church, Chula Vista, California When you left seminary or took up your present pastorate you were going to set the church aflame with your sound biblical exposition, your sweeping theological insights and your homiletical eloquence. To do so you have to preach like Paul – or Peter – or Stephen! Roger Wagner sets out to give you the insights you need to preach like those closest to Jesus. He first looks at the characteristics of New Testament preaching and then looks in more detail at 10 sermons preached in Acts by Peter (3), Paul (6) and Stephen. An appendix deals with how to preach to the modern, pluralist, materialist, pagan society we live in. Dissatisfied with your sermons? You too can preach like an Apostle! ISBN 978-1-85792-965-2 | Large Trade | 384 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

Word to the World

The collected writings of William Barker William Barker – Professor of Church History: Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary The church is suffering from crises in identity, belief and government involvement – they are all connected. The reason the church has problems interacting with government is because it doesn’t understand its mission, history and authority. Barker, an internationally respected Professor of Church History, shows what the church should look for in creating proper relationships with governments, other faiths, the rest of society, divisions inside the church and the role of the Bible in defining the church’s faith. “Ambassadorial, wise, kind, careful and brilliant …a model, in both tone and content… as we engage with a hostile postmodern culture.” Ligon Duncan “A valuable lesson in how practical a study of church history can be.” Iain D. Campbell ISBN 978-1-84550-050-4 | Large Trade | 320 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99


Christian Life Divorce and Remarriage

Biblical Principles and Pastoral Practice Andrew Cornes – Former director of training at All Souls, London and now pastor of All Saints, Crowborough What does the Bible teach about Divorce? May a Christian remarry during the lifetime of a divorced partner? With the increasing number of divorces and second marriages, such questions now touch every family and every church. Cornes addresses these and other questions in a comprehensive and balanced manner. Cornes begins his book with a theology of marriage and singleness, examining all the significant Old and New Testament passages. He concentrates especially on the teaching of Jesus and the interpretation of that teaching by Paul and the early church. The second part of the book discusses the implications of the biblical teaching of pastoral ministry in the local church, dealing with a host of real life questions in a practical way. ISBN 978-1-85792-756-6 | Large Trade | 560 Pages | PB | £16.99 $29.99

Is Anyone of You Sick?

What should happen when a Christian is ill? Dilwyn Price – late Medical Practitioner and Church leader who observed Christian healing from close quarters An authoritative book because Dilwyn Price was a church Elder, experienced in counselling sick people, a doctor, and also suffered from medically incurable cancer. A beautifully observed, devotionally studied and practically applied book on an emotional subject. “An inspirational journey... full of practical insights.” Patrick Dixon “A gem of a book bringing fresh insights to the whole area of biblical healing for today’s real world. It is sensible, balanced and positive, yet sounds all the cautions you would want expressed.” Patrick Johnstone ISBN 978-1-85792-242-4 | Large Trade | 160 Pages | PB | £9.99 $15.99

Territorial Spirits and World Evangelisation

A Critique of Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare Chuck Lowe – lecturer at Singapore Bible College Over the last two decades, a new theory and practice of spiritual warfare has taken hold around the world. This teaching proposes the existence of “territorial spirits”. Along with the theory has come a new practice of spiritual warfare, ruling demons are named, their territories identified, and they are then bound or cursed. As a result evangelism and mission are said to proceed rapidly with dramatic results. Chuck Lowe examines the full range of evidence cited in promotion of this teaching and proposes that the theory and practice cannot be sustained from Scripture or mission history. “I am pleased to commend this careful examination of a controversial subject.” Nigel M. de S. Cameron ISBN 978-1-85792-399-5 | Large Trade | 192 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99

The Healing Promise

Is it always God’s will to heal? Richard Mayhue – Senior Vice-President of the Master’s Seminary and College, Sun Valley, California. He is the Professor of Theology and Pastoral Ministries. God can heal. This is truth clearly evident from Scripture. Healing Promise provides straight answers without compromising the Bible or God’s miraculous power. This book includes the following features: A special interview with Joni Eareckson Tada where she talks about coping with the attitudes towards healing she encounters every day. A chapter by Andre Kole, the man behind David Copperfield’s illusions, on techniques used in healing meetings. A special interview with John and Patricia MacArthur about their experiences when Patricia was badly injured in a car accident. “It abounds with helpful anecdotes yet its theology is scriptural…warmly commended.” Evangelical Times ISBN 978-1-85792-302-5 | Large Trade | 256 Pages | PB | £11.99 $17.99

Powers in Encounter with Power

Spiritual Warfare in Pagan Cultures Michael O. Fape – Anglican minister at University of Ibadan, Nigeria, with degrees from Yale, Aberdeen and Ibadan Universities What happens when the spiritual powers of a Pagan culture come up against the power of God? Michael Fape answers this question using his extensive knowledge of African tribal societies steeped in generations of witch doctors, shamans and animist superstition. The African spiritual perspectives are fascinating and give insights into the way God works through the spiritual realm. This book will give you confidence in God’s provision for us when we come up against anti-Christian powers. “A very thorough treatment of this important subject. What makes [it] especially valuable is his combination of biblical and African perspectives together with his personal confidence in the decisive overthrow of the powers of darkness by Christ at the cross.” John Stott ISBN 978-1-85792-873-0 | Large Trade | 192 Pages | PB | £10.99 $17.99

New in Christian Focus Imprint: the life of GOD in the soul of the church

the root and fruit of spiritual fellowship Thabiti Anyabwile In this transformational book, trusted pastor Thabiti Anyabwile repositions our thinking about spiritual fellowship. “It is both rooted in the exposition of God’s Word and full of practical wisdom.” Tim Chester “In this new book, this gifted pastor takes us right into the heart of the New Testament Christanity and the very nature of the Church, demonstrating the fellowship that is one of the signs of the gospel - both to the church itself and to the watching world” R. Albert Mohler ISBN 978-1-84550-923-1 | £8.99 $14.99

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Church Life NEW

Persistently Preaching Christ

Fifty Years of Bible Ministry in a Cambridge Church Compiled and Edited by Christopher Ash, Mary Davis, Bob White Gain a glimpse into ministries of Mark Ruston and Mark Ashton at The Round Church at St Andrew the Great church in Cambridge. Through the ministries of these two Mark’s, this local church was and still is committed to ministering to people, preaching persistently Christ and immersing the ministry of the church in prayer. “The emphasis throughout on the centrality and power of God’s word are vitally important for all churches in any setting...” Vaughan Roberts – Rector of St Ebbe’s, Oxford and Director of Proclamation Trust “I trust this book will go some way towards helping us all understand the way the local church can be such a blessing to God’s people.” Philip Jenson - The Dean of St Andrew’s Cathedral, Sydney ISBN 978-1-84550-982-8 | Large Trade | 192 Pages | PB | £10.99 $16.99

Reformed Theological Writings

R. A. Finlayson – late Professor of Systematic Theology, Free Church College, Edinburgh, Scotland R. A. Finlayson was one of the most influential figures in the Free Church of Scotland in the twentieth century. As a preacher, conference speaker, editor of The Monthly Record and as Professor of Systematic Theology at the Free Church College, he exercised a fruitful ministry both within and beyond his own denomination. He wrote over a thousand articles, 32 of which are in this volume. They are divided into 3 sections: General Theology, Issues Facing Evangelicals and The Westminster Confession of Faith. Here are none of the obscurities that often characterize academic theology: Finlayson was a gifted communicator. This book is a rich feast to nourish the people of God. “Penetrating and witty”. Carl Henry “Brilliant gift for simple, logical....doctrine.” I. Howard Marshall ISBN 978-1-85792-259-2 | Large Trade | 272 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

Created for Worship

From Genesis to Revelation to You Noel Due – Regional Resourcing Minister for the Queensland District, Lutheran Church of Australia. A hugely important work in which Noel Due traces the theology of worship from Genesis to Revelation. He demonstrates its significance for the life and relationships of the people of God who should seek to aspire to worship God with all their being. “A careful, scholarly chronological analysis of biblical worship… His treatment of Scripture gives real authority to his practical recommendations for worship today, which the church should certainly heed.” John Frame “Here at last is a book about worship which truly honours and uplifts the Lord Jesus Christ as its central theme and object... blended with sharp, contemporary relevance. This tour de force of biblical theology is a gale of fresh spiritual air: it is brilliant” David Jackman ISBN 978-1-84550-026-9 | Large Trade | 320 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

Through Western Eyes

Eastern Orthodoxy: A Reformed Perspective Robert Letham – Lecturer in Theology, Wales Evangelical School of Theology The culture of the Eastern Church, to many, is alien. Yet there are recognizable family resemblances. This book aims to start to get to know one another again from a Reformed Protestant perspective. There are significant areas of agreement – common allegiance to the triune God, the person of Christ, the authority of Scripture and the truth of the gospel. At the same time, there are many areas of disagreement. There are also misunderstandings on both sides, where we are not dealing accurately with what the other holds to be true. In drawing attention to the agreements and misunderstandings we may come to a better understanding of each other – on the assumption that the most important thing is to grow in our knowledge of Christ. ISBN 978-1-84550-247-8 | Large Trade | 320 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

New in Christian Focus Imprint: Churches Revolutions & Empires 1789-1914 Ian J. Shaw This was a time of momentous and often violent change religiously, socially, politically and economically in the western world. In this detailed yet fascinating study, Iain Shaw gives context and understanding to this legacy which has been passed on from that era by providing an expert analysis of the period with a focus on the key leaders, influences and issues. “clear, well arranged and up-to-date in its absorption of recent research. It covers the full range of denominations across the globe, setting religion firmly in its socio-political context and so addressing central historical issues such as empire and national identity.” David Bebbington “Ian Shaw is a first-rate historian and this is a first-rate book which should take its place as a standard account of the period.” Carl R. Trueman ISBN 978-1-84550-774-9 | £19.99 $29.99 18


Church History The Erosion of Calvinist Orthodoxy

Puritan Profiles

Drifting from the Truth in confessional Scottish Churches Ian Hamilton – minister, Cambridge Presbyterian Church, England This revealing read will give you an opportunity to learn from history. How do strong confessional churches that seem to be doing all the right things drift inexorably from the truth? Looking at a Scottish church, this fascinating study shows that it doesn’t happen over night, but it is a gradual erosion of theological and doctrinal standards and serves as a timely warning to all. “Ian Hamilton’s study of nineteenth century Scottish Presbyterianism is a timely reminder: revisions of confessions and terms of subscription have often proved to be anything but friendly towards a robust Christianity, a point made here with scholarly grace and theological acumen.” Carl Trueman, Professor of Historical Theology and Church History, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ISBN 978-1-84550-514-1 | Large Trade | 240 Pages | PB | £11.99 $17.99

54 Contemporaries of the Westminster Assembly William Barker – Professor of Church History, Emeritus at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Biographical profiles of 54 members of the conference that produced the wellknown Westminster Confession of Faith. Individuals dealt with include Samuel Rutherford, Thomas Goodwin, Thomas Watson, John Owen, John Bunyan and many more. “C.S. Lewis once accused our age of ‘chronological snobbery’ for failing to learn from or value the past, but no one will want to remain snobbish after reading Dr Barker’s splendid vignettes… read them and come away a stronger person.” James Montgomery Boice “These well-researched biographies add immeasurably to our historical appreciation of the Westminster Assembly” David Clyde Jones, Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri ISBN 978-1-85792-191-5 | Large Trade | 320 Pages | HB | £15.99 $24.99

The Baptists

Tom Nettles – Professor of Historical Theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. Large Trade | HB | £17.99 $29.99

The Baptists Volume 1

Beginnings in Britain What is a Baptist? Tom Nettles seeks to answer this fascinating question through examining the lives of some of the most high-profile and influential Baptists in history. In the first of three volumes, Nettles establishes a clearly identifiable profile of Baptists, by looking at many influential spokesmen for Baptist lives who embraced the Bible as an unerring divine revelation. From John Spilsbury to William Carey, Tom takes us on an enlightening journey through the origin and expansion of the Baptist church. This is wonderfully informative and, through the profiles of God-honouring historical figures, it serves as encouragement to all Christians today. ISBN 978-1-85792-995-9 | Large Trade | 392 Pages | HB | £17.99 $29.99

The Baptists Volume 2

Beginnings in America Volume 2 of Tom Nettles’ trilogy tells the story of Baptist beginnings in America and looks at the inspirational contributions of those such as Lottie Moon and Ann Judson – who shared the views of English Baptists, but managed to achieve the separation of church and state. The first Great Awakening produced massive growth of Baptists in New England, the Middle Colonies (particularly the South) and around the world. This work will be a valuable addition for college, seminary, home and church libraries. “Careful research, clarity of thought, and inspirational quality are evident throughout, and these qualities commend ‘The Baptists’ as a great blessing to readers in the 21st century, nearing the precise date of four hundred years of Baptist heritage.” C. Berry Driver, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas ISBN 978-1-84550-073-3 | Large Trade | 512 Pages | HB | £17.99 $29.99

The Baptists Volume 3

The Modern Era In the final part of Tom Nettles’ trilogy he traces some of the modern movements that have led to contemporary Baptist expression. He looks at the downgrade in the British church through the lenses of C.H. Spurgeon, John Clifford and the decline in America, looking at the influences of A.H. Strong, E.Y. Mullins and the Baptist modernists. Results in church and society are explored that inevitably formulate out of Baptist theology (e.g. the separation of church and state). The “renewed contours” of the present-day Baptist movement are explored with particular reference to recent changes in the Southern Baptist Convention. This series is a triumph! It identifies how the Baptist movement came to be where it is today and those who were the major influencers upon it. ISBN 978-1-84550-211-9 | Large Trade | 464 Pages | HB | £17.99 $29.99 Expected Summer 2013: The Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Tom Nettles ISBN 978-1-78191-122-8

Feminine Threads

Women in the Tapestry of Christian History Diana Severance The true story of women in Christian history inspires, challenges and demonstrates the grace of God producing much fruit throughout time. “Feminine Threads is a must-read for men and women alike, but especially so for young women who need to have a clear view of the contributions that women before them have made to the Christian faith.” Carolyn McCulley “a tapestry of inspiration and instruction for all who love the Lord and his church - men and women alike” Timothy George ISBN 978-1-84550-640-7 | £9.99 $15.99

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All for Jesus

A practical guide to Biblical Expository Preaching Derek Newton Churches that give strong recognition to the inspiration and authority of Scripture, the lives of many sermon hearers fail to show evidence of transformation. What sort of sermons do you deliver? See if you are classified as a Hobby Horse, Rocket, Heart-on-the-sleeve, Skyscraper or Grasshopper preacher! ISBN 978-1-85792-767-2 | £11.99 $17.99

The Bond of Love

The Christ of the Bible and the Church’s Faith

God’s Covenantal Relationship with his Church David McKay “It covers everything, and anyone who writes on it must not only be familiar with biblical themes, but must also be able to integrate historical, systematic and practical theology in such a way that what results is comprehensive and comprehensible. McKay manages to do all of this with breathtaking ease.” Derek Thomas, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi ISBN 978-1-85792-641-5 | £10.99 $17.99

Geoffrey Grogan (1925-2011) Grogan is familiar with trends in New Testament studies in the last two centuries, but doesn’t take his eyes off apostolic teaching in this thorough sifting of the evidence and steady pursuit of truth about the question Jesus asked, “Who do you say that I am?” ISBN 978-1-85792-662-0 | £11.99 $19.99

Death or Glory

Covenant Theology

The Doctrine of Sin

An Analysis of Herman Witsius’s ‘The Economy of the Covenants’

The Church’s mission in Scotland’s changing society Various A range of experts examined what could be learnt from history and how the church could be effective against the contemporary cultural backdrop. This book is an edited collection of the contributions made to the conference. ISBN 978-1-85792-629-3 | £9.99 $15.99

Iain D. Campbell – minister, Point Free Church of Scotland, Isle of Lewis Is sin subjective or objective – dysfunctional or moral? Iain D. Campbell focuses on the doctrine of sin – looking first at the biblical perspective and then the perspective of the Reformers and Puritans. ISBN 978-1-85792-438-1 | £13.00 $20.00

The Key of Theology in Reformed thought and tradition Peter Golding This gives the reader a well-documented synthesis of historical, biblical and systematic theologies on the Covenant, and demonstrates its contemporary relevance and the abiding hope it provides for the future. “The doctrine of covenants is the key of theology” C. H. Spurgeon ISBN 978-1-85792-923-2 | £10.99 $17.99

D. Patrick Ramsey / Joel R. Beeke A consideration of Witsius’s magnum opus to promote peace between divided theologians. God’s covenants are how He interacts with mankind in a broad sense, yet a wrong view of them leads to serious errors in concepts of salvation. This is an outline analysis of Witsius’s work which can be used alongside his work. ISBN 978-1-89277-722-5 | £7.99 $12.99

Redeem the Time

The Only Hope, Jesus

Why Four Gospels?

The Westminster Confession into the 21st Century

Sin in the writings of John Owen Steve Griffiths – inner-city pastor in London, England, and editor of “The Journal of Youth and Theology” John Owen was one of the great Puritans of the 17th Century whose writings and theology have gone through a welcome resurgence of interest in the last fifty years. His writings are a constant reference source for spiritual truths and practical insights. ISBN 978-1-85792-655-2 | £11.99 $19.99

Donald Bridge “Why do we have four gospels?” Here you will gain a fascinating insight into how and why these books of the New Testament were written and how each gospel was written with a specific purpose. Current and past, secular and religious opinions are examined in this upto-date investigation of a much-misunderstood topic. ISBN 978-1-85792-225-7 | £9.99 $15.99

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And the Word Became… a Sermon

A Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Covenant Theological Seminary Edited by Robert A. Peterson & Sean M. Lucas This collection of essays to celebrate the first 50 years does not just stir the pot on current theological issues – it emphasizes the Christ-centered focus of the Seminary and the aim that everything should be for Jesus’ glory particularly in the face of an apathetic world. ISBN 978-1-84550-139-6 | £19.99 $29.99

Yesterday – Today – Forever Edited by Mark Elliott & John L. McPake “What do you think of Christ?” The answers vary wildly from “an apocalyptic firebrand” to merely “a good teacher”. These lectures from the Tyndale and Rutherford House Conferences show how the study of Christ and his mission has been a fundamental issue for the Christian faith. ISBN 978-1-85792-717-7 | £11.99 $19.99

Edited by Ligon Duncan – Senior pastor of First Presbyterian, Jackson, Mississippi and Professor at RTS This important collection of essays seeks to place the work of the Westminster Assembly in its historical, theological, political and social setting and challenge inaccurate historical assertions that have since become commonplace. HB | £22.99 $39.99 each Volume 1 ISBN 978-1-85792-862-4 Volume 2 ISBN 978-1-85792-878-5 Volume 3 ISBN 978-1-85792-992-8


Introduction “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) and you can do exactly this as you read our classics, learning from and valuing what has gone before. These books represent some of the best material from the rich heritage of the Christian church. The material is presented in an attractive, accessible form, they are collected in accordance with a careful commitment to our mission statement staying faithful and reaching out. We have a wide range of authors: Spurgeon, John Owen, Matthew Henry, J. C. Ryle, F. B. Meyer, John Bunyan and more. Please see below for our set of devotions as well as Spurgeon’s popular daily readings on p22. These are perfect gifts for a colleague or friend. William Mackenzie, Managing Director

Daily Readings NEW

Daily Readings – The Puritans

Edited by Randall Pederson As you draw daily from the wisdom of the Puritans, you will find renewed joy for your daily service. This beautifully presented gift edition has 12 months of readings from Richard Baxter; John Bunyan; Stephen Charnock; Jonathan Edwards; John Flavel; William Gurnall; William Guthrie; Matthew Mead; John Owen; Samuel Rutherford; Thomas Watson; Thomas Vincent. ISBN 978-1-84550-978-1 160 x 110mm | 396 Pages | £12.99 $19.99

George Whitefield Daily Readings

Edited by Randall Pederson The first devotional compiled solely from Whitefield’s works and provides an excellent introduction to the spirituality of this eighteenthcentury evangelical. This will encourage, inspire and challenge the reader each day. Bible passages are based upon the ESV. Includes Scripture index. ISBN 978-1-84550-580-6 | 160 x 110mm | 384 Pages | £11.99 $19.99

Matthew Henry Daily Readings

Edited by Randall Peterson Matthew Henry is one of the best known of our spiritual ancestors. His Commentary on the whole Bible is still a staple book for those seeking understanding of God’s word to the world. A devotion for each day of the year which will nourish your spiritual life. Bible passages are based upon the ESV. Now with Scripture Index. ISBN 978-1-84550-509-7 160 x 110mm | 384 Pages | £11.99 $19.99 See Christian Focus Imprint for: Matthew Henry his Life and Influence ISBN 978-1-84550-783-1 | £8.99 $14.99

Our Daily Walk

F. B. Meyer A treasury of wisdom distilled into brief and memorable topical readings, which can be enjoyed by anyone – whether they have an hour to meditate or five minutes of peace in a hectic schedule. “We can all start afresh! However far we have ascended, there is something higher; and however we have fallen, it is always possible to make a fresh start. We need to take our place in the School of Christ and be taught by him.” F. B. Meyer ISBN 978-1-84550-579-0 Large Trade | 400 pages | HB | £11.99 $19.99

Daily Prayers

F. B. Meyer (1847-1929) – Introduction by David H. Calhoun with a sketch of F. B. Meyer’s life The book comprises a set of prayers for every day of the year. These encourage us to pray not only for ourselves but others too. “These prayers are scripture based and scripture enriched, often using the very words of Scripture and always following the teaching of the Bible. By use of these prayers, one may learn how to pray in deeper, more profound, more scriptural language.” David. H. Calhoun ISBN 978-1-84550-287-4 |170 x125mm | 232 pages | HB | £7.99 $11.99 See our Biography in History Makers: F. B. Meyer – If I had a hundred lives

In Green Pastures

Devotional readings for every day of the year J. R. Miller (1840-1912) – popular and gifted devotional writer of his time This is a simple, accessible and tender devotional book that will enhance your quiet times. Miller offers a wealth of practical wisdom for our daily lives – challenging us to seek to follow Christ’s example every day of the year. In an increasingly hectic world, this is a book that will help you regain a better tempo: aiding you to come into the presence of the Lord – and become a presence for him in the world. ISBN 978-1-84550-032-0 | Mass Market | 240 pages | HB | £8.99 $15.99

The Shepherd Psalm F. B. Meyer ISBN 978-1-84550-054-2 | Mass Market | 112 pages | PB | £4.99 $6.99 21


Focus on Charles Haddon Spurgeon C. H. Spurgeon (1834-1892), the ‘prince of preachers’, was one of the most influential preachers in the second half of the nineteenth century. His books have sold in tens of thousands around the world. He was a campaigner against liberal theology, pastor of Metropolitan Tabernacle, founder of a Pastor’s College (now known as Spurgeon’s College), 2 orphanages, an old people’s home and several mission stations. His sermons drew thousands to his church and, when printed, sold in millions to people in the streets. A hundred years later he is still one of the most popular Christian authors in print. At the heart of Spurgeon’s desire to preach, though, was his real love for people. He did not regard people as merely souls to be saved, but he loved them and wanted the best for them.

Morning and Evening

A special gift edition of Spurgeon’s classic devotional containing a wealth of biblical teaching from two portions of Scripture each day – with applications that are very relevant for contemporary Christians. Spurgeon’s characteristically pithy comments hit home with a wit and elegance rarely found in other writing. Christians young and old will find his comments challenging, stimulating and direct. Matt Tan/Blue ISBN 978-1-84550-183-9

Matt Burgundy ISBN 978-1-84550-014-6

Matt Tan/Burgundy ISBN 978-1-84550-015-3

Gloss Black ISBN 978-1-85792-125-0

Matt Black ISBN 978-1-84550-013-9

768 Pages | Diary Format £14.99 $22.99 each Gloss Black £14.99 $24.99

Chequebook of the Bank of Faith

Spurgeon wrote this selection of daily readings to encourage believers to enter into the full provision that their relationship to Jesus entitled them to realise - on a daily basis. He explains that we have to present the promises of Scripture to God in prayer and faith - anticipating that he will honour what he has said.

384 pages | Diary Format £11.99 $19.99

According to Promise

God’s Promises to Every Christian These promises are for every believer, yet we all admit to not fully experiencing what has been promised. Spurgeon will help you to appreciate that all God’s promises are the birthright of each Christian. We can measure what God does by his generous promises – not by our level of expectation. ISBN 978-1-85792-275-2 Mass Market | 128 Pages | PB | £5.99 $7.99

Around the Wicket Gate

Help for those who only know about Christ This book has immeasurable value to those who have some knowledge of the Christian faith yet who are resisting God’s call to commit their lives to him. No Christian should be without a copy, to either lend, or give away, to a friend. It has been used effectively to help any who may be ‘lingering at the gate.’ ISBN 978-0-90673-154-3 Mass Market | 80 pages | PB | £4.99 $6.99

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All of Grace

An earnest word with those seeking salvation It has been written to show clearly how much we all need grace and how much grace is available for our needs. The writer would like to compel us, by his words, to come to Jesus Christ and receive that grace. A classic on a great subject written by one of the greatest preachers who ever lived. ISBN 978-1-87167-627-3 Mass Market | 144 pages | PB | £5.99 $7.99

Christ’s Glorious Achievements

What Jesus has done for you A popular view of Christianity is that it is about rules: ‘Do’s and ‘Don’ts’. If that’s what you think, then you have a lot to learn. The key to understanding Christianity is not something we have to do, but rather something that Jesus Christ has already achieved on our behalf. Spurgeon’s books have been reprinted hundreds of times and countless thousands today find his style sharp, witty and easily readable. ISBN 978-1-87167-628-0 Mass Market | 192 pages | PB | £5.99 $7.99


Come Ye Children

Practical help telling children about Jesus Spurgeon was never afraid to speak out on issues that affected the church of his day. Here, he tackles the questions of training young people. How do we keep their interest in church? What kind of example do we set? What kind of people should be training our children? A valuable aid for parents, teachers and youth leaders. ISBN 978-1-84550-512-7 Mass Market |160 pages | PB | £5.99 $8.99

Counsel for Christian Workers

Spurgeon did not regard people as merely souls to be saved; he loved people, and wanted the best for them. His concern for the welfare of people particularly extended to those involved in Christian ministry. Counsel for Christian Workers was produced for people involved in a variety of Christian work. It contains Spurgeon’s clear-sighted and pithy analysis and viewpoints on the issues that face such people. Here is wisdom that will continue to help Christian workers achieve greater things in their ministry. ISBN 978-1-85792-652-1 Mass Market | 128 pages | PB | £5.99 $7.99

Only a Prayer meeting

Studies on Prayer Meetings and Prayer Meeting Addresses Spurgeon’s midweek addresses were more informal in tone than his Sunday sermons. They are classic Spurgeon – but in a shorter format. This volume is divided into 4 sections - 1) addresses on prayer and prayer meetings. 2) expositions of Scripture, 3) incidents and illustrations, 4) addresses on practical matters in the church. A charming, challenging and cheering collection – a starting place for everyday Christian living and a life of prayer. ISBN 978-1-84550-578-3 Large Trade | 252 pages | PB | £7.99 £12.99

The Soul Winner

Spurgeon was one of the most effective evangelists of all time. Under his ministry, Victorian London saw revival on a scale never seen since. Yet Spurgeon would be the first to recognise that without God at work he could do nothing. The Soul Winner is a collection of his lectures to help people think through how God works and provides advice on evangelism and preaching. ISBN 978-1-87167-695-2 Trade | 256 Pages | PB | £7.99 $12.99

Spurgeon’s Prayers

Including advice on how to improve prayer meetings Listening to someone else pray gives you an insight into their mind, their hopes, concerns, and an understanding of their relationship with God. Although Spurgeon never intended these prayers to be a pattern or example, you can learn a lot about how to pray by studying their structure and content. Each short prayer shows you his knowledge of the Bible and his understanding of human needs. ISBN 978-1-85792-041-3 Trade | 160 pages | PB | £6.99 $10.99

The Complete John Ploughman

Combined edition of John Ploughman’s Talk and John Ploughman’s Pictures This is the complete volume that contains the timeless text of two books. With wit and wisdom, Charles Spurgeon is able to make biblical principles easy to understand. The talks are based on a down-to-earth, hardworking ploughman writing about moral issues. Also includes illustrations included in the original editions of both books. Spurgeon was a formidable communicator – read him at his best! ISBN 978-1-84550-278-2 Trade | 320 pages | PB | £7.99 $12.99

Lectures to my Students

Spurgeon realised that he could influence the church beyond his lifetime if he could encourage future pastors to trust the Bible, love people and preach the truth fearlessly. To achieve this he collected his lectures to his college students and published this book. It has been a classic of pastoral theology ever since and is still used to train ministers to this day. ISBN 978-1-85792-417-6 Large Trade | 512 Pages | HB | £19.99 $29.99

The Saint and his Saviour

The work of the Spirit in the life of the Christian Spurgeon takes us through the whole process of the work of the Spirit in a believer’s life, from his first experience of the Lord, and then through the at times tumultuous process of conversion, to the deepening knowledge of the presence of the Saviour with his people. With a love for people and for telling about the Saviour, Spurgeon lays down a challenge to the unbeliever at every point. ISBN 978-1-87167-601-3 Large Trade | 320 pages | PB | £7.99 $12.99

The Most Holy Place

Sermons on the Songs of Solomon A collection of Sermons preached by Spurgeon on the Song of Solomon during his ministry in London. They are Spurgeon at his best: pithy, vibrant, engaging, arresting and driven by the desire of the preacher for his hearers to know his Christ. ISBN 978-1-85792-195-3 Large Trade | 608 pages | HB | £19.99 $29.99

Till He Come

A Collection of Communion Addresses When Spurgeon spoke at communion meetings they were often times of great solemnity, sometimes times of rejoicing, but always times when God’s presence was at work amongst the assembled congregation. He was not only a great orator, but also a man with a warm pastoral heart. The times together around the Lord’s Table were times when both features came together in rejoicing, as he urged the congregation to think once more about the great event they were celebrating. ISBN 978-1-85792-748-1 Large Trade | 256 pages | HB | £9.99 $15.99 23


John Owen’s (1616-1683) books are widely read. He writes about key issues which he has wrestled with and then is able to provide us with coherent and comprehensive theological reflections. New layouts and subtitles make them more accessible for today’s readers. “Owen was by common consent the weightiest Puritan theologian, and many would bracket him with Jonathan Edwards as one of the greatest Reformed theologians of all time. Born in 1616, he entered Queen’s college, Oxford, at the age of twelve and secured his M.A. in 1635, when he was 19. In 1637, he became a pastor; was a chaplain to Oliver Cromwell and in 1651 he was made the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford’s largest College. In 1652 he was given the additional post of ViceChancellor of the University, which he then reorganized with conspicuous success. After 1660 he led the independents through the bitter years of persecution till his death in 1683”. J. I. Packer

The Priesthood of Christ

Its necessity and its nature Introduction by Sinclair B. Ferguson John Owen is notable for taking themes that others had often wrestled with, and writing with refreshing clarity and depth on such themes. He does the same here with the ‘Priesthood of Christ’. Having studied Hebrews in great depth and written a commentary on Hebrews, John Owen is able to give us a comprehensive guide. He explains how the Old Testament themes such as Law and Covenant can relate to Christ’s office of Priest. “Probably no theologian in the English language has ever rivaled Owen stressing the absolute centrality of Christ’s penal substitution and therefore his as Priest... For that reason alone The Priesthood of Christ is worth all the time it takes to read it with humility, care, and reflection.” Sinclair B. Ferguson, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina ISBN 978-1-84550-599-8 | Large Trade | 368 Pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

The Glory of Christ

His Office and Grace Introduction by Sinclair B. Ferguson To see the glory of Christ is one of the greatest privileges that a Christian can enjoy – but is rarely felt. May, God by his Word and Spirit give you such a sense of his uncreated glory, blazing forth in Christ, that you will be satisfied and filled with joy. “Being dead, Owen still speaks and continues to challenge us to be satisfied with nothing less, ultimately, than seeing the glory of Christ.” Sinclair B. Ferguson. “It has one other notable feature and that is an introduction by Sinclair Ferguson explaining who Owen was and how to read his book...I commend that book to you very warmly and anything that I’ve learned of the Glory of Christ you will find elaborated considerably there.” Eric Alexander ISBN 978-1-85792-474-9 | Large Trade | 288 pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

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Assurance

How can I be sure that God has forgiven me? A true Christian may go through their whole life and never be able to say, ‘God loves me and forgives me.’ Believers who are sure of God’s love for them may suddenly lose their assurance of forgiveness, finding themselves plunged into darkness and despair. Why does this happen? In this volume, essentially an exposition of Psalm 130, John Owen pinpoints the causes of such spiritual distress not merely with the clinical skill of a spiritual diagnostician, but also with the understanding of someone who had profound experience of those ‘depths’. And Owen does not stop with diagnosis. He maps out a biblical path of faith and obedience for distressed believers who long to say with full assurance, ‘God has forgiven me.’ ISBN 978-1-84550-974-3 Large Trade | PB | £11.99 £19.99

Communion with God

Fellowship with Father, Son and Holy Spirit Introduction by Sinclair B. Ferguson In 1657, John Owen produced one of his finest devotional treatises, examining the Christian’s communion with God through the Trinity. He says that our relationship with God the Father is primarily through love and faith, with the Son through fellowship and grace and with the Spirit primarily through comfort and sanctification. This is a ground-breaking and controversial work history has proved right. “Especially noteworthy are the frequent headings and subheadings that break up the long text and help the reader along” Shepherd Scrapbook Blog “The beauty of John Owen’s Theology, and most of all, the beauty of the love of God in Christ to us shines through. I shall enthusiastically be recommending this new volume to my class.” Douglas F. Kelly ISBN 978-1-84550-209-6 | Large Trade | 448 pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

The Holy Spirit

His Gifts and Power Introduction by Sinclair B. Ferguson “Part of the contemporary value of Owen’s work lies in the way it gives us biblical teaching and principles that can be applied to what we observe in the life of churches today. He provides the tools we need to be discerning Christians in an undiscerning world. In the pages that follow you will find yourself quarrying theological treasures and spiritual riches from the Owen goldmine.” From the Introduction “I assert unhesitatingly that the man who wants to study experimental theology will find no books equal to those of Owen for complete scriptural and exhaustive treatment of the subjects they handle. If you wish to study thoroughly the doctrine of sanctification I make no apology for strongly recommending Owen on the Holy Spirit.” J. C. Ryle ISBN 978-1-85792-475-6 Large Trade | 384 pages | PB | £11.99 $19.99

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Introductions by J. I. Packer – Trade | PB Repentance

Turning From Sin to God Thomas Boston The most important message for every person is that of the need for repentance – by one of the last great Puritan preachers, Thomas Boston (1676-1732). “To any who turn back in puzzlement as to why Boston’s book should be rated a classic I say go back and read the book again and I can guarantee you will realise that you have not been wasting your time.” J. I. Packer ISBN 978-1-84550-975-0 | 256 Pages | £7.99 $12.99

The Art of Man-Fishing

How to reach the lost Thomas Boston A clear and vigorous challenge to preachers and laymen to remain persistent in sharing the gospel with unsaved people. “The ‘scribble,’ [as Boston called it] was published in 1773. Since then it has been hailed by evangelicals as a masterpiece on ministry... the idea of a beginning preacher of 22 producing a spiritual masterpiece is startling, no doubt, but Boston was an unusual man.” J. I. Packer ISBN 978-1-78191-108-2 | 96 Pages | £5.99 $8.99

The Life of God in the Soul of Man

Real Religion Henry Scougal Here Scougal explains the four essential characteristics of divine life, their excellence and their advantages. “Henry’s Scougal’s exposition of ‘true religion’, his phrase echoed by Whitefield, meaning genuine Christianity was from one standpoint the seed out of which the English side of the revival was first sprouted; for the book was a favourite reading in Oxford’s Holy Club, where the Wesleys and Whitefield first came together.” J. I .Packer ISBN 978-1-78191-107-5 | 128 Pages | £6.99 $10.99

The Pleasantness of a Religious Life

Life as good as it can be Matthew Henry (1662-1714) Introduction by J.I. Packer Matthew Henry, the great Puritan commentator, here looks at what gives people real joy. He looks at 12 different types of Christian pleasure, reviews what God has done to bring sinners joy, demonstrates that Christian experience proves this and challenges the reader to join in! This was Matthew Henry’s last book and was at the press when he died in 1714. This classic of Christian living is brought to you by J. I. Packer who adds an extensive introduction to the book showing its significance and gestation from Henry’s ministry. ISBN 978-1-84550-651-3 | Trade | 160 Pages | PB | £6.99 $9.99

Christ Crucified

The once-for-all sacrifice Stephen Charnock “Sentence after sentence in Charnock’s ordered march lights up and glows in your heart.” J. I. Packer In this stimulating work Stephen Charnock links the Old and New Testaments with this classic explanation of how the sacrifice of Jesus Christ fulfils the Old Testament sacrificial system. He particularly illustrates the importance of the Passover, and opens up our understanding of the differences which characterise the New Testament Church era. ISBN 978-1-84550-976-7 | 240 Pages | £7.99 $12.99

Keeping the Heart

How to maintain your love for God John Flavel (1628-1691) “Flavel is clear-headed and eloquent in the plain Puritan style, orthodox, Christ-focused and life-centred in his subject-matter, with his mind always set on advancing true godliness, with peace and joy in the Lord.” J. I. Packer This is John Flavel’s classic work on union and fellowship with God. In a comprehensive and helpful manner Flavel helps us understand better what ‘keeping the heart’ means. ISBN 978-1-84550-648-3 | 128 Pages | £5.99 $8.99

The Crook in the Lot

Living with that thorn in your side Thomas Boston (1676-1732) Introduction by J.I. Packer. Boston was not preaching merely from his theological understanding, he was speaking from direct personal experience. Boston had real “thorns” to deal with himself, ranging from his wife’s paralyzing depression to his own experiences living for years with what were probably kidney stones. He brings his own unique combination of wonderfully profound and yet immensely practical advice to bear to give us a work of lasting impact. ISBN 978-1-84550-649-0 | Trade | 160 Pages | PB | £5.99 $8.99

The Heavenly Footman

How to get to Heaven John Bunyan (1628-1688) Introduction by J.I. Packer Bunyan gives us vital guidance based on 1 Corinthians 9:24 on how to complete the journey of life. This is regarded as one of the classic texts to have come from the Puritan era on Christian living. Bunyan is well known for his perceptiveness in describing human motivation and thought processes with discernment as he gives us the ‘description of the man who gets to heaven.’ “This is true, heartsearching, heartwarming John Bunyan on full throttle.” J. I. Packer ISBN 978-1-84550-650-6 | Trade | 80 Pages | PB | £5.99 $8.99

The Mortification of Sin

Dealing with sin in your life John Owen “I owe more to John Owen than any other theologian, ancient or modern, and I owe more to this book than to anything else he wrote.” J. I. Packer John Owen insisted on the importance of the Christian dealing effectively with their sinful tendencies and attitudes. He believed that God, through his Word and Spirit, had provided the guidelines and the power for this to be achieved ISBN 978-1-84550-977-4 | 160 Pages | £6.99 $10.99

An accompanying book in our Christian Focus Imprint: Puritan Portraits

J.I. Packer on selected Classic Pastors and Pastoral Classics J. I. Packer One of the leading authorities on the Puritans, J. I. Packer introduces us to their rich theology and deep spirituality. “A treat for anyone with healthy spiritual taste buds.” Sinclair B. Ferguson “As Packer does so well, in this book the Puritans become mirrors in which we see heavenly truths about the gospel, evangelism, spiritual growth, and suffering.” Joel R. Beeke ISBN 978-1-84550-700-8 Large trade | 160 Pages | PB | £8.99 $14.99 25


Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981) was born in Wales. He was a dairyman’s assistant, a political enthusiast, debater, and chief clinical assistant to Sir Thomas Harder, the King of England’s Physician. But at the age of 27 he gave up a most promising medical career to become a preacher. He had a far-reaching and influential ministry at Westminster Chapel in London, England from 1938-68. His published works have had an unprecedented circulation, selling in millions of copies.

True Happiness

Psalm 1 “The blessedness of the righteous man.” Everyone is in pursuit of happiness but have you found it? Why not take a moment to stop, pause, consider and meditate on your relationship with the Creator and what He has done to save you through these wonderful expository sermons on Psalm 1. “These sermons are intended to make you feel your desperation, cry out for deliverance, and celebrate your pardon.” Tullian Tchividjian from the introduction ISBN 978-1-84550-645-2 Trade | 112 Pages | PB | £5.99 $NA*

Out of the Depths

Psalm 51 If you are looking for understanding on questions about true repentance then one of the classic passages to turn to in the Old Testament is Psalm 51. Out of the Depths details the sinner’s confession, helplessness and a central need. There is good news though, Lloyd-Jones goes on to show that there is deliverance and new life. “...a surgeon at work bringing healing to his hearers.” Thabiti Anyabwile from the introduction ISBN 978-1-84550-646-9 Trade | 96 Pages | PB | £5.99 $NA*

Faith on Trial

Psalm 73 Are you struggling with or wondering about injustice in the world? Then join Martyn Lloyd-Jones as he looks at Psalm 73 – which deals with the question ‘why do good people suffer unjustly and others get away with it?’ The psalmist, Asaph, reveals his own ‘no holds-barred’ feelings and leads us step by step from near despair to final assurance. A useful resource for preachers and counsellors. ISBN 978-1-84550-696-4 Trade | 176 Pages | PB | £6.99 $10.99

Let Everybody Praise the Lord

Psalm 107 In this superb exposition,Martyn Lloyd-Jones shows the profound difference between false and true religion. True Christianity always, and inevitably, leads to grateful and heart-felt praising of God ‘for his goodness and for his wonderful works to the children of men. “Martyn Lloyd-Jones is surgical in his preaching speaking with clarity, weight and specificity to the urgent needs of the ailing human heart.” Daniel Montgomery, Pastor of Sojourn Community Church Louisville, Kentucky ISBN 978-1-84550-685-8 Trade | 192 Pages| PB | £7.99 $NA* 26

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Not Against Flesh And Blood Introduced by The author reminds us that the devil operates on a worldwide scale as well as upon individuals. He traces the confusion and chaos of present-day society to the destructive work of Satan and states that in a day where there is a renewed fascination with astrology, the occult, spiritism and ‘doctrines of devils’, to be aware of these evil powers. Here we are reminded that the Lord Jesus Christ, the King of righteousness will reign over all! ISBN 978-1-84550-735-0 Trade | 112 Pages | PB | £5.99 $8.99

Truth Unchanged, Unchanging Introduction by Alister Begg Dr Lloyd-Jones takes us beyond human prejudices and provides us with an apologetic for the gospel. The doctor exposes these flaws in modern thinking, especially in the “scientific approach”. He provides us with a penetrating diagnosis of the human condition and show decisively that the true remedy for our ills is in Jesus Christ - and Him alone. Truly every need for salvation is found in Christ alone. ISBN 978-1-84550-734-3 Trade | 112 Pages | PB | £5.99 $NA

The Plight of Man and the Power of God Introduction by Mark Dever “We must rouse ourselves and realize afresh that though our Gospel is timeless and changeless, it nevertheless is always contemporary. We must meet the present situation and we must speak a word to the world that none else can speak.” Martyn Lloyd-Jones This is a message you will want to read again and again! ISBN 978-1-84550-736-7 Trade | 128 Pages | PB | £6.99 $10.99

Magnify the Lord

Luke 1:46-55 Introduction by Russell Moore The incarnation of God’s Son is a sheer wonder. Martyn Lloyd-Jones meditates on Mary’s Song of Praise and applies it to our lives. He looks at our response to God and how God deals with us. We find that the new birth is all of God and nothing of ourselves. ISBN 978-1-84550-754-1 Trade | 112 Pages | PB | £5.99 $9.99


Other Key Titles His Blood Works

The Meaning of the Word ‘blood’ in Scripture Alan Stibbs (1901–1971) – Biblical expositor and preacher The author gives us the biblical understanding of the meaning of the blood which equates to the purposeful and effective laying down of a life. We will find that indeed His Blood Works! “Alan Stibbs has an irresistible argument here, and it is one that is essential for Christian assurance. Where this message rings out, be sure to see pastoral comfort, be sure to hear cries of ‘Hallelujah! What a Saviour!” Mike Reeves “On the one hand, Stibbs’ essay is a theological jewel, with its close and lucid reading of biblical material. On the other hand, it is a pastoral masterpiece, because the reader loves Christ more at the end of it. I think that would greatly please Alan Stibbs, and it is why this ‘old’ essay is so worth reading.” Michael Ovey “Solid gold!...you will deepen your appreciation of God’s grace and your salvation, both focused in the sacrificial death of our Lord Jesus Christ.” John Woodhouse ISBN 978-1-84550-726-8 | Mass Market | 64 Pages | PB | £3.99 $5.99

Method For Prayer

Freedom in the face of God Matthew Henry Edited by Ligon Duncan Here you will discover the methods Jesus taught by looking at styles of prayer and see helpful examples. Ligon Duncan has incorporated some of Henry’s other work on prayer. “The great and nearly unique benefit of Henry’s Method for Prayer is that it flows so directly from the biblical text. His approach enables the believer not only to read the Bible and study the Bible, but also to pray the Bible.” Philip G. Ryken “When a tool that has helped teach Christians to pray with biblical fidelity and spiritual integrity, across a span of three centuries, is being distributed again and in fresh ways, thoughtful believers can only applaud and give thanks to God for the grace that has brought forth this fruit.” D. A. Carson ISBN 978-1-85792-068-0 | Large Trade | 304 pages | PB | £8.99 $14.99

The Story of the Scottish Reformation

A. M. Renwick – Professor of Church History at the Free Church of Scotland College in Edinburgh An opportunity to read of lives transformed as they became convicted of the gospel truth and in turn led them to serve God, this book also shows how today’s society has benefited from the spiritual and social changes that occurred at this time. “I am delighted to see this classic study of the Scottish Reformation by Prof. Renwick come back into print…It is written with the two qualities Calvin desired for his own literary productions: clarity and brevity.” Douglas F. Kelly “Its depth of research, extent of coverage and clarity of presentation, all combine to make Renwick’s study one of the finest and most eminently readable introductions available on this most exciting period in Scotland’s history.” Tom Lennie, author of ‘Glory in the Glen, A History of Evangelical Revivals in Scotland 1880-1940’ ISBN 978-1-84550-598-1 | Trade | 224 Pages | PB | £7.99 $12.99

Christ Set Forth and The Heart of Christ Towards Sinners on Earth

Thomas Goodwin (1600-1679) Foreword by J.I.Packer and introduction by Mark Jones. Here is an opportunity to learn about Christ, his work and his death. Based upon Romans 8:34, Goodwin presents to us the Lord Jesus Christ, the example and the object of justifying faith. “With his pen in hand he tried his best to allow both his heart and mind to write about the person and work of Christ in such a way that was not only orthodox, but also useful for those he regularly preached to and those who would have the pleasure of reading his works.” Mark Jones “It was Goodwin’s joy to write about Christ, with whom he communed constantly, and the two items reprinted here are among his best treatments of the Saviour’s love and service to us. Reformed Christology in the seventeenth century, as since, was subtle and deep, and Mark Jones’ excellent analytical essay will be found helpful at this point.” J. I. Packer ISBN 978-1-84550-753-4 | Large Trade | 256 Pages | PB | £12.99 $19.99

A Hidden Life of Prayer

The Life-blood of the Christian David McIntyre (1859-1938) – Scottish Preacher Drawing on the experiences of people like Luther, Spurgeon, Muller, Whitefield and Wesley, the author presses the case for a greater commitment to prayer. His advice could be a catalyst towards a change in the world around you. “I have read The Hidden Life of Prayer again and again since Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia first gave it to me when I visited there as a prospective student forty years ago. Every time I read this book, the Lord uses it to deepen my prayer life and encourage my faith. I strongly recommend it!” Wayne Grudem “This little jewel-strewn tapestry has done for me at 64 what Bounds’ Power Through Prayer did at 34. I could be ashamed that I need inspiration for the highest privilege. But I choose to be thankful.” John Piper ISBN 978-1-84550-586-8 | Trade | 128 Pages | PB | £6.99 $10.99

Marrow of Modern Divinity

Edward Fisher (1627-1655) Penned as a dialogue between a minister (Evangelista), a young Christian (Neophytus), a legalist (Nomista) who believes Christianity is a set of rules to be obeyed and Antinomista who thinks it’s okay to sin because God will forgive him anyway, it makes for a wonderfully insightful book that remains tremendously relevant for our world today. This edition includes explanatory notes by the famous Puritan Thomas Boston, an Introduction by Philip Ryken and an historical Introduction by William Vandoodewaard. “...one of the most important theological texts of all time” Derek Thomas “Anyone who comes to grips with the issues raised in The Marrow of Modern Divinity will almost certainly grow by leaps and bounds in understanding three things: the grace of God, the Christian life, and the very nature of the gospel itself.” Sinclair B. Ferguson ISBN 978-1-84550-479-3 | 230 x 184mm | 392 Pages | HB | £19.99 $29.99

New Summer 2013: The Work of Christ R. A. Finlayson | ISBN 978-1-78191-149-5

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Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1843)

A. W. Pink (1886-1952)

God Can Be Trusted Valuable Counsel on God’s Faithfulness George Muller George Muller’s reliance upon faith in God is legendary. This book shows how the God of Israel is the same one that we trust in and his promises are everlasting. If you trust in God you will be safe. ISBN 978-1-87167-655-6 £3.99 $5.99

A Basket of Fragments The sermons of revival McCheyne sermon’s bring before us the extemporaneous pleadings with sinners in which few so greatly excelled, as did. These sermons are stamped with eternity; they are the expression of one upon whose heart the weight of perishing sinners pressed and who earnestly longed for their conversion. ISBN 978-0-90673-103-1 | £8.99 $14.99

Doctrine of Sanctification Discerning real and false notions of Holiness Pink investigates the relationship between the Roman Catholic and Celtic notions of holiness on the one hand and the Reformed view on the other. Clear and incisive, Pink is not sidetracked by the post-modern interpretations of holiness currently invading the Christian Church. ISBN 978-1-85792-414-5 | | £8.99 $13.99

Our Glorious Lord F. B. Meyer God’s abundance provides for us. Whether we marvel about the feast provided for desert wanderers in ancient Egypt, or take courage from his goodness to us today, we can all benefit from the contemplation of a glorious Lord. ISBN 978-1-85792-103-8 £3.99 $6.99

From the Preacher’s Heart A series of 64 sermons and 4 lectures McCheyne’s sermons are sought after because today passion in preaching is often equated with falsity. They bring the ring of Biblical authenticity, of a pastor’s love for those to whom he is speaking. Here he looks at 10 virgins, the family of Bethany (Mary, Martha and Lazarus), the Good Shepherd and the town of Capernaum. ISBN 978-1-85792-025-3 | £19.99 $29.99

Large Print Editions

Songs of the Heart A Selection of Great Hymns These hymns are often full of joy and hope. Sometimes too, they tell of the greatness of God and his redeeming love for his own folk. This collection of hymns is one that will inspire you, comfort you and help you to rejoice in God’s everlasting care for you. ISBN 978-1-87167-660-0 £3.99 $5.99

Comfort in Sorrow Robert Murray Mcheyne Robert Murray McCheyne, one of Scotland’s greatest preachers who saw great revival in his less than 30 years of life, looks at this wonderful passage, offering us tremendous encouragement and pointing us to the one true source of comfort – Jesus. ISBN 978-1-85792-012-3 £4.99 $7.99

Matthew Henry (1662-1714) The Covenant of Grace Edited by Allan Harman. Includes a biographical introduction. These previously unpublished sermons of Matthew Henry’s are a revealing and deeply spiritual work on that most fundamental of doctrines. Discover more about God’s promise of grace with memorable quotations which will stay with you. ISBN 978-1-85792-796-2 £15.99 $24.99 Family Religion Puritan principles for raising a godly family You are a Christian – how do you look after your family? In this collection of Matthew Henry’s writings on family life, he expounds good sense and gives us better patterns for our devotional, practical and spiritual needs. Henry believes that a spiritual home can help grow the Church and enable the whole community to live peaceably. ISBN 978-1-84550-313-0 | £8.99 $14.99 See page 22 for Matthew Henry’s Daily Readings

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Life of Faith What has God done for you? Pink looks at what God has done for us, why he has done this and how we should respond. He gives us marks of grace to look for in ourselves and reassurance as to the help God provides. God works in the believer through Scripture to prepare them for glory and to give them happiness here and now. ISBN 978-1-85792-047-5 | £6.99 $10.99

Mission of Discovery The beginning of Modern Jewish Evangelism McCheyne with Bonar Edited by Allan Harman This epic chronicle has a fascination that stems from the attention to detail both men had for what they saw. It is part travel book, adventure story and social history. An absorbing story of the scattered Jewish people of the mid 19th century and the problems of travel in politically unstable situations. ISBN 978-1-85792-258-5 | £9.99 $16.99

The Seven Sayings of the Saviour on the Cross The Purpose of the Cross Revealed The death of Christ was unique, not only in its redemptive purpose but also in the wonderful character displayed by the Son of God in his final hours. Pink shows the purpose of the cross by examining Jesus’ seven statements at the crucifixion. ISBN 978-1-85792-059-8 | £6.99 $10.99

The Seven Churches of Asia This fascinating collection of sermons that were preached during a period of great revival in Scotland. With seven sermons, one on each of the churches in Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamos, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea - offered valuable insights into the distinctives of these early church situations. ISBN 978-0-90673-151-2 | £4.99 $6.99

The Abiding Presence Hugh Martin (1822-1885) “Hugh Martin... leads us to a fuller and richer understanding of the person, ministry and sacrifice of Jesus – and with that a deeper faith and a more fervent love for him. This, then, is a work to treasure, one that repays reading and re-reading.” Sinclair B. Ferguson ISBN 978-1-84550-469-4 | £7.99 $12.99

The Necessity of Prayer Foreword by Richard Bewes “Nothing distinguishes the Children of God so clearly and strongly as prayer. It is the one fallible mark and test of being a Christian... He does not pray, he is a sinner, pure and simple, for prayer is the only way in which the soul of man can enter into fellowship and communion with source of all Christ-like energy.” Edward McKendree Bounds ISBN 978-1-84550-208-9 | £5.99 $9.99 Brown’s Dictionary of Bible Characters John Brown – edited by Geoffrey Stonier John Brown (1722 –1787), a biblical theologian gathered all the biblical material on significant Bible names. This new compilation misses no one from it. It contains interesting facts and provocative thoughts to develop your interest. ISBN 978-1-84550-266-9 | £19.99 $29.99

Bible Characters People from the New Testament Alexander Whyte (1836-1921) A comprehensive and well-respected source of material for understanding the characters involved in the events of the Bible. A much-loved classic – the characters in the New Testament will leap from the page as real people – making the Bible as relevant today as when it was written. ISBN 978-1-85792-227-1 | £17.99 $29.99

Christ in all the Scriptures A. M. Hodgkin In this classic book, we are shown the breadth of impact of Christ. Every book of the Bible is touched on, and we are shown that the Bible stands as a whole, a planned, inspired and flawless whole with a constant thread of God’s rescue plan for mankind, rather than a disparate mosaic of books on unconnected issues. ISBN 978-1-85792-884-6 | £6.99 $10.99


The Christian, His Conflict and His Armour A Warning and a Promise Charles Simeon (1759-1836) The armour (Ephesians 6) is to be worn by every Christian. It provides a warning and a promise to every believer. The promise is that if we wear all the armour then we will win the battles, not just the war. But the warning is that if we don’t wear all the armour we will be defeated. ISBN 978-1-85792-378-0 | £5.99 $8.99

Intercession of Christ Christ, A Complete Saviour John Bunyan (1628-1688) Bunyan traces the nature of Jesus’ intercession, who it should affect, the benefits it gives us and how effective that intercession is. Bunyan is also keen to show the interferences of the doctrine on such subjects as backsliding, how Christ’s intervention is affected when we continue to sin, and are the sins of God’s people worse than the sins of others. ISBN 978-1-84550-544-8 | £5.99 $8.99

The Saints’ Everlasting Rest Richard Baxter (1615-1691) Baxter’s classic work expounds the blessed state of the saints in their enjoyment of God in glory. What will our rest in heaven be like? How the Bible is the only authoritative source in describing it. Practical effects of the doctrines involved. Living now with references to the future. ISBN 978-1-85792-389-6 | £19.99 $29.99

The Days of the Fathers in Ross-Shire John Kennedy (1819-1884) Dr. John Kennedy was pastor of Dingwall Free Church congregation from 1844 until his death in 1884 at the age of 65. He was a powerful preacher whose services were in much demand by congregations throughout the Highlands – and in other parts of Scotland. He was described by C.H. Spurgeon as “true as steel and firm as rock.” ISBN 978-0-90673-100-0 | £9.99 $14.99

Miraculous Healing Henry Frost Foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada. Frost sees all healing as coming from God – Miraculous indicating that healing takes place apart from medical norms. This classic work on healing, examines both “success” and “failure”. “One of the clearest discussions about miraculous healing of which I know.” Joni Earekson Tada ISBN 978-1-85792-530-2 | £6.99 $9.99

Treatise on the Sacraments Calvin’s Tracts Volume II John Calvin (1509-1564) – Translated by Henry Beveridge This unedited collection allows you to read Calvin’s own words on issues relating to sacraments, catechisms, forms of prayer and confessions of faith. One of the key issues that led to the Reformation, and with it the birth of Protestantism was Rome’s treatment of the Lord’s Supper which Calvin addresses here. ISBN 978-1-85792-725-2 | £19.99 $29.99

The Mystery of the Lord’s Supper Sermons by Robert Bruce T. F. Torrance (ed.) Robert Bruce gives us a powerful conception of the Lord’s Supper and of the saving work of Jesus Christ. This modern edition has been translated from the Scots and edited by T. F. Torrance. ISBN 978-1-84550-056-6 Large Trade | 224 pages | PB £8.99 $14.99

The Divine Inspiration of Scripture Louis Gaussen (1790-1853), In 1840, Louis Gaussen shows conclusively that the Bible is entirely from God and can be trusted as his word – our faith may indeed rest secure. The cumulative effect refutes any critic who suggests that the Bible does not claim to be his word for mankind. He also uses the highest possible source, Jesus Christ, to show that the Bible is God’s work. ISBN 978-1-85792-449-7 | £15.99 $24.99 An Exposition on the Shorter Catechism Alexander Whyte Alexander Whyte (1836-1921) was a leading Scottish churchman of the nineteenth and early twentieth century. This treasure adds background and explanations to the brevity necessary in a catechism. Quoting from a wide range of Reformed and Puritan authors, Whyte provides useful support for each answer together with application and illustrations that help us apply them to our lives. ISBN 978-1-85792-250-9 | £17.99 $29.99

The Reformed Faith An Exposition of the Westminster Confession of Faith Robert Shaw (1795-1863) Scottish Presbyterian Foreword by Sinclair Ferguson. The Westminster Confession of Faith is the most comprehensive statement of biblically-based Christian belief available. A standard text for explaining the confession – both in its theological implications and its practical outworking in Christian living. ISBN 978-1-84550-253-9 | £17.99 $29.99

Tabletalk Martin Luther (1483-1546) This collection of informal comments was gathered together by Antony Lauterbach and John Aurifaber, who were very close to Luther towards the end of his life. As you read this you will find that so many of Martin Luther, the reformer’s, words were plainly spoken. Although known for being outspoken in public Luther, like us all, was even more so in private. ISBN 978-1-85792-415-2 | £17.99 $24.99

The Westminster Directory of Public Worship Discussed by Mark Dever & Sinclair B. Ferguson The Directory of Public Worship was composed by the same group who wrote the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. Here Dever & Ferguson discuss The Westminster Directory of Public Worship. They write with clarity, making it palatable even to modern readers beset by busyness and multiple distractions. ISBN 978-1-84550-427-4 | £5.99 $9.99

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Author Index

M= Mentor CH= Christian Heritage Author

Title

Page

Flavel, John

CH Keeping The Heart

25

Armstrong, John

M

Awbrey, Ben

M

Stain That Stays, The

16

Frost, Henry

CH Miraculous Healing

29

How Effective Sermons Begin

14

Gaffin, Richard

M

Azurdia, Arturo Barker, William

M

Spirit Empowered Preaching

16

Gaussen, Louis

CH Divine Inspriration Of Scripture

29

M

Word To The World

16

Golding, Peter

M

20

M

Puritan Profiles

18

Goodwin, Thomas

CH Christ Set Forth

27

Baxter, Richard

CH Saints Everlasting Rest, The

29

Griffiths, Steve

M

Redeem The Time

20

Belcher, Richard P.

M

Messiah & The Psalms

12

Grogan, Geoffrey

M

Prayer, Praise & Prophecy

12

Beougher, Timothy K

M

Richard Baxter And Conversion

6

M

Christ Of The Bible & The Church

20

Borland, James A

M

Christ In The Old Testament

4

Hamilton, Donald

M

Preaching With Balance

15

Boston, Thomas

CH Crook In The Lot

25

Hamilton, Ian

M

Erosion Of Calvinist Orthodoxy, The

18

CH Art Of Man-Fishing, The

25

Harman, Allan

M

Psalms Vol 2; A Mentor Commentary

8

CH Repentance

25

M

Psalms Vol 1; A Mentor Commentary

Bounds, E.M.

CH Necessity Of Prayer, The

28

Hegg, David W.

M

Appointed To Preach

Bray, Gerald

M

Creeds, Council & Christ

4

Bridge, Donald

M

Why Four Gospels?

Brown, John

Calvin & The Sabbath

Covenant Theology

3

8 13

Henry, Matthew

CH Matthew Henry Daily Readings

21

20

CH Pleasantness Of A Religious Life, The

25

CH Brown's Dictionary Of Bible Characters

28

CH Method For Prayer

27

Brown, Paul

M

11

CH Covenant Of Grace

28

Bunyan, John

CH Heavenly Footman, The

25

CH Family Religion

28

CH Intercesssion Of Christ, The

29

Hodgkin, A.M

CH Christ In All The Scriptures

28

Busenitz, Irvin

M

9

Holland, Tom

M

Contours Of Pauline Theology

10

Calvin, John

CH Treatise On The Sacraments

29

Hughes, Jack

M

Expository Preaching With Word

14

20

Jackman, David

M

Preaching The Living Word

15

3

Johnson, Terry

M

Galatians; A Mentor Expository Commentar

9

15

Kelly Douglas F

M

Creation & Change

3

Holy Spirit And The Bible, The

Joel & Obadiah

Campbell, Iain D

M

Doctrine Of Sin

Campbell Iain D. (Ed.)

M

People's Theologian, The

Capil, M.A.

M

Preaching With Spiritual Vigour

Chamblin, Knox

M

Matthew Vol 1 (1-13)

9

M

Systematic Theology (Vol1)

7

M

Matthew Vol2 (14-28)

9

M

Revelation; A Mentor Expository Commenta

9

Charnock, Stephen

CH Christ Crucified

25

Kennedy John

CH Days Of The Fathers, The

Chrisope, Terry

CH Confessing Jesus As Lord

2

Kitchen, John

M

Proverbs; A Mentor Commentary

8

M

7

Kulikovsky Andrew

M

Creation, Fall, Restoration

4

Through Western Eyes

Toward A Sure Faith

29

Cornes, Andrew

M

Divorce And Remarriage

17

Letham Robert

M

Culver, Robert

M

Earthly Career Of Jesus, The Christ, The

11

Lloyd-Jones. Martyn

CH Faith On Trial

26

M

Systematic Theology

7

CH Let Everybody Praise The Lord

26

19

Currid, John

M

Calvin And The Biblical Languages

10

CH Magnify The Lord

26

Davis, Dale Ralph

M

Word Became Fresh, The

16

CH Not Against Flesh And Blood

26

Davis, Mary (Ed.)

M

Persistently Preaching Christ

19

CH Out Of The Depths

26

Deckard, Mark A

M

Helpful Truth In Past Places

14

CH Plight Of Man And The Power Of God

26

Due, Noel

M

Created For Worship

19

CH True Happiness

26

Duncan, Ligon

M

West Conf Into The 21st Cen Vol 1

20

CH Truth Unchanged, Unchanging

26

M

West. Conf Into 21st Cent Vol 3

20

Lowe, Chuck

M

17

M

West. Conf Into The 21st Cent Vol 2

20

Luther, Martin

CH Tabletalk

29

Eby, David

M

Power Preaching

15

Mackay, David

M

Bond Of Love, The

20

Elliot, Mark

M

Only Hope, The

20

Mackay, John L.

M

Exodus

8

Ellsworth, Wilbur

M

Power Of Speaking God's Word, The

14

M

Hosea; A Mentor Commentary

9

Eswine, Zack

M

Kindled Fire

14

M

Jeremiah Vol 1 Ch 1-20

8

Eyrich, Howard

M

Curing The Heart

13

M

Jeremiah Vol 2 Ch 21-52

8

Fape, Michael

M

Powers In Encounter With Power

17

Fesko, J. V.

M

Last Things First

Finlayson, R A

M

Theological Writings R A Finlayson

CH The Work Of Christ

27

Mare, W. Harold

M

New Testament Background Commentary

12

Fisher, Edward

CH Marrow Of Modern Divinity

27

Martin Albert N.

M

My Heart For Thy Cause

14

30

Territorial Spirits And World

M

Lamentations

9

5

Maclean, Malcolm

M

Lord's Supper, The

5

19

Macleod, Donald

M

Jesus Is Lord

5


Martin, Hugh

CH Abiding Presence, The

28

Ryle, J. C.

CH Assurance

28

Mayhue, Richard

M

17

CH Regeneration

28

Mccheyne R. M.

CH Comfort In Sorrow

28

Scharf, Greg

M

Prepared To Preach

15

CH Basket Of Fragments, A

28

Scott Jr, James J

M

New Testament Theology

12

CH From The Preachers Heart

28

Scougal, Henry

CH Life Of God In The Soul Of Man, The

25

CH Seven Churches Of Asia, The

28

Shaw, Robert

CH Reformed Faith, The

29

CH Mission Of Discovery

28

Simeon, Charles

CH Christian, His Conflicts And..., The

29

Mcintyre, David

CH Hidden Life Of Prayer

27

Mcwilliams, David

M

Meyer, F. B.

CH Daily Prayers

Healing Promise, The

Smith, Gary

M

Spurgeon, C. H.

CH According To Promise

22

21

CH All Of Grace

22

CH Our Daily Walk

21

CH Around The Wicket Gate

22

CH Shepherd Psalm, The

21

CH Christs Glorious Achievements

22

CH Our Glorious Lord

28

CH Come Ye Children

23

CH In Green Pastures

21

CH Counsel For Christian Workers

23

Morgan, Christopher

M

5

CH Chequebook Of The Bank Of Faith

22

Muller, George

CH God Can Be Trusted

28

CH Complete John Ploughman, The

23

Murphy, Gannon

M

Reasons For The Christian Hope

6

CH Faith

23

Nettles, Tom

M

Baptists: Beginnings In America Vol2

18

CH Lectures To My Students

23

M

Baptists: Key People Involved... Vol 1

18

CH Morning & Evening

22

M

Baptists:The Modern Era Vol 3

18

CH Most Holy Place, The

23

M

The Theology Of Charles Haddon Spurgeon

18

CH Only A Prayer Meeting

23

Newton, Derek

M

And The Word Became.... A Sermon

20

CH Saint And His Saviour

23

Nicole, Roger

M

Standing Forth

6

CH Soul Winner

23

Oliphint, K.Scott (Ed.)

M

Justified In Christ

5

CH Spurgeons Prayers

23

Owen, John

CH Assurance

24

CH Till He Come

23

CH Communion With God

24

STAY, David (Ed.)

M

CH Glory Of Christ

24

Stibbs, Alan

CH His Blood Works

CH Holy Spirit, The; Owen

24

M

Such A Great Salvation

6

CH Priesthood Of Christ, The

24

Storms, Sam

M

Kingdom Come

3

CH Mortification Of Sin, The

25

Thoennes, Erik

M

Godly Jealousy

5

Petersen Robert

M

Calvin And The Atonement

3

Thomas, Derek

M

Calvin And Job

10

All For Jesus

Galatians; A Mentor Commentary

Jonathan Edwards And Hell

9

Amos

Serving The Word Of God

9

6 27

Peterson Robert (Ed.)

M

20

Thomas, Robert

M

How To Choose A Bible Version Revised Ed

11

Pink, A. W.

CH Doctrine Of Sanctification, The

28

M

Who Am I?

16

Pink A. W.

CH Life Of Faith, The - Pink

28

Tinker, Melvin

M

Evangelical Concerns

13

Pink A. W.

CH Seven Sayings Of The Saviour

28

Renewed Pastor, The

13

Piper, John

M

Pleasures Of God, The (New Ed)

Piper, John

M

Poythress, Vern Pratt, Richard

Tinker, Melvin Ed.

M

6

Torrance, T.F.

CH Mystery Of The Lord's Supper, The

Brothers, We Are Not Professionals

13

Trueman, Carl

M

Minority Report

M

Gender Neutral Bible Controversy, The

11

M

Wages Of Spin, The

7

M

1st & 2nd CHRONICLES

8

Various

CH Songs Of The Heart

28 20

27 7

Price, Dylan

M

Is Any One Of You Sick?

17

M

Ramsey, Patrick D

M

Economy Of The Covenants, The

20

CH Daily Readings - The Puritans

Rata, Tiberius

M

Ezra / Nehemiah

8

Vasholz, Robert

M

Leviticus

Renwick, A.M.

CH Story Of The Scottish Reformation, The

29

Vickers, Douglas

M

Fracture Of Faith, The

Reymond, Robert

M

Contending For The Faith

3

Wagner, Roger

M

Tongues Aflame

M

Faith's Reasons For Believing

4

Waters, Guy

CH Children And The Lord's Supper

M

What Is God?

White, Peter

M

M

John - Beloved Disciple

11

Whitefield, George

CH George Whitefield Daily Readings

21

M

Lamb Of God, The

12

Whyte, Alexander

CH Bible Characters

28

M

Paul Missionary Theologian

12

CH Exposition On The Shorter Catechism, An

29

Robertson, O. Palmer

M

God's People In The Wilderness

11

Wright, David (Ed.)

M

Ross, Michael

M

Preaching For Revitalization

15

Ross, Philip S.

M

From The Finger Of God

7

Death Or Glory

Effective Pastor, The

Serving The Word Of God

21 8 4 16 2 13

6

4

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Christian Focus Imprint A Christian’s Pocket Guide

Would you be able to explain a key Christian Doctrine if you had to? A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Jesus Christ Mark Jones ISBN 978-1-84550-951-4 | £3.99 $6.99 A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Baptism The Water that Unites Robert Letham ISBN 978-1-84550-968-2 | £4.99 $7.99 A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Being made right with God? Understanding Justification Guy Waters ISBN 978-1-78191-109-9 | £3.99 $6.99 A Christian’s Pocket Guide to Growing in Holiness Understanding Sanctification J.V. Fesko ISBN 978-1-84550-810-4 | £3.99 $6.99

Isaiah by the Day

A New Devotional Translation Alec Motyer ISBN 978-1-84550-654-4 | £14.99 $22.99

Books for Women

The Envy of Eve

Finding Contentment in a Covetous World Melissa B. Kruger ISBN 978-1-84550-775-6 | £8.99 $14.99

Head Office

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Mentor and Christian Heritage 2012/13 imprint Catalogue

Women of Faith and Courage

Susanna Wesley, Fanny Crosby, Catherine Booth, Mary Slessor and Corrie ten Boom Vance Christie ISBN 978-1-84550-686-5 | £8.99 $14.99

Distributed in North America by: STL North America 100 Biblica Way/Frank Schaffer Way Elizabethton, TN 37643 Tel: 1 800 289 2772 Fax: 1 800 759 2779 sherry.engle@stl-distribution.com Please see our website for complete details of our distributors worldwide Disclaimer: Christian Focus Publications reserve the right to alter the prices and specifications without notice. Christian Focus Publications Ltd. is registered in Scotland Reg. SC059686

Radical Dating

When God takes over your love life Diane Montgomery, Gabrielle Pickle, Sarah Bubar ISBN 978-1-78191-058-0 | £6.99 $10.99

Mentor & Christian Heritage Catalogue 2013  
Mentor & Christian Heritage Catalogue 2013  

The 2013 Catalogue for the Mentor & Christian Heritage imprints of Christian Focus Publications.

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