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Foundation Truths of Scripture

Professor John Laidlaw, D.D. (1832-1906) was born and educated in Edinburgh, Scotland, teaching first in the Reformed Presbyterian Church but later joined the Free Church of Scotland.  This book, published by T. & T. Clark in 1897, is a book of doctrine laid out much like a systematic theology but much shorter.  It is one […]

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Getting The Gospel Right

Olson is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and holds a doctorate in Missiology from Trinity International University.  This 2005 edition is “an abridged and revised edition of Beyond Calvinism and Arminianism,” 2002.  Olson takes on the age-old controversy over Calvinism and Arminianism from a view very similar to Norman Geisler.  It is recommended by […]

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The Gospel & Personal Evangelism

I have mostly enjoyed Dever’s writings.  I often fall short of agreeing with things regarding worship styles and polity, but I like his forthrightness.  I want to find good books on evangelism for church and class.  This book falls into the same percentage of like and dislike on my part.  I liked that it is […]

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Absolutely Free

Written in 1989, this book has been the declaration voice of the Free Grace Movement.  At that time Hodges was the long-time professor of New Testament Greek at Dallas Seminary.  Since his departure from that seminary he has been influential in founding and writing for the Grace Evangelical Society (GES) which advocates the Free Grace […]

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The Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation

Charles Spurgeon called Andrew Fuller the greatest theologian of his day.  Fuller pastored in Kettering and considered himself a “strict Calvinist.”  However, his associations with Ryland, Sutcliff, Carey, Pearce and Hall, led them all (all being strict Calvinists) to propose that the gospel must be taken to the heathen.  Fuller wrote this treatise in 1785, […]

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An Enquiry

In 1792 a group of nonconformist Particular Baptists were praying together about what could be done for missions.  Many Particular (Calvinistic) Baptists did not believe anything could be done by human means to reach people in foreign lands.  In May of that year William Carey expressed his own heart in the above titled booklet which […]

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Going Public with Your Faith

I finished this book with a real 50/50 attitude.  It is a Zondervan book but done by Focus on the Family with which the authors have close connections.  I appreciated the emphasis on evangelism in the world, not just in the church.  I believe our churches have to realize that people aren’t getting saved just […]

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Are Fundamentalists Legalists?

Before Dr. Pickering went home to be with the Lord he wrote, among the many books he authored, what I think may be his most important words to our generation.  The booklet is a reply to Charles Swindoll’s The Grace Awakening (1990, 1996).  Swindoll caricatures  Fundamentalists as being “squint-eyed legalists spying out and attacking another’s […]

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Water of Life

This small book is forwarded by Charles Spurgeon and reprinted in America by Gospel Publishers in MT.  I found this copy in a used book store.  Listen to Bunyan on the abuses of grace:  “Alas! What can be expected of him that has nothing in him to teach him to manage that knowledge of grace […]

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How Can I Be Sure I Am A Christian?

I was presently surprised by my first reading of Donald Whitney.  As a pastor, I’m always searching for material to give to people to help them in their needs.  Assurance of salvation is a common area of concern for many believers.  Whitney gives a thoughtful and practical guide for those who are doubting.  He also […]

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