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A Tale of Two Sons

- The Inside Story of a Father, His Sons, and a Shocking Murder

by John MacArthur

Paperback
Price: £9.99
Publisher: Thomas Nelson From TMD or Joining the Dots
Published: 2008
ISBN: 978-1-400-28006-3
Reviewed by Mary Bartholomew  (20/12/09)

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A Theology of the Old Testament

- Cultural Memory, Communication and Being Human

by John Rogerson

Paperback
Price: £16.99
Publisher: SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
Published: 17 September 2009
ISBN: 978-0-281-05875-4
Reviewed by Helen Hancox  (29/09/09)

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Taking God At His Word

- Why The Bible Is Worth Knowing, Trusting And Loving

by Kevin DeYoung

Paperback
Price: £8.99
Publisher: IVP(Inter Varsity Press)
Published: April 2014
ISBN: 978-1-783-59122-0
Reviewed by Heloise Hearn  (05/08/14)

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Tales of the Unexpected

- The Subversive Stories of Jesus

by Melvin Tinker

Paperback
Price: £5.99
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Published: March 2006
ISBN: 978-1-845-50116-7
Reviewed by Mary Carveth  (16/02/07)

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The 24/7 Christian


by Anthony Selvaggio

Paperback
Price: £7.95
Publisher: EP (Evangelical Press)
Published: 2008
ISBN: 978-0-852-34687-7
Reviewed by Johnny Douglas  (29/06/10)

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The Acts of the Risen Lord Jesus

- Lukeís Account of Godís Unfolding Plan

by Alan J Thompson

Paperback
Price: £12.99
Publisher: IVP(Inter Varsity Press)
Published: July 2011
ISBN: 978-1-844-74535-7
Reviewed by Barry Vendy  (31/10/11)

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The Alan Dale Bible

- Winding Quest & New World combined and revised

by Alan Dale
ISBN: 1-840-03887-X
Price: £14.99
Published: April 2002
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The Apocryphal Gospels

- A Very Short Introduction

by Paul Foster
ISBN: 978-0-199-23694-7
Price: £7.99
Published: 26 March 2009
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The Apostle Paul: His Life and Letters

- Essential Bible Reference

by Todd Wilson
ISBN: 978-1-859-85661-1
Price: £3.99
Published: September 2008
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The Beauty of Holiness

- The Book of Leviticus Simply Explained Ė Welwyn Commentary series

by Philip H Eveson
ISBN: 978-0-852-34647-1
Price: £10.95
Published: 2007
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The Bible

- (Instant Expert Series)

by Nick Page
ISBN: 978-0-745-95575-9
Price: £5.99
Published: April 2013
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The Bible As Politics

- The Rape Of Dinah and Other Stories

by Andrew Parker
ISBN: 978-1-780-99249-5
Price: £11.99
Published: June 2013
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The Bible Book: A User's Guide

- New and Revised edition

by Nick Page
ISBN: 978-0-007-11967-7
Price: £11.99
Published: 04 August 2008
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The Bible From Scratch

- A Lightening Tour From Genesis to Revelation

by Simon Jenkins
ISBN: 0-745-94154-0
Price: £7.99
Published: Spring 2004
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The Bible Guide

- An all-in-one introduction to the book of books

by Andrew Knowles
ISBN: 0-745-95189-9
Price: £14.99
Published: 2006
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The Bible Made Clear


by David Winter
ISBN: 978-0-825-46267-2
Price: £7.99
Published: 14 March 2008
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The Bible Now

- Homosexuality, Abortion, Women, Death Penalty, Earth

by Richard Elliott Friedman & Shawna Dolansky
ISBN: 978-0-195-31163-1
Price: £16.99
Published: 22 September 2011
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The Bible Panorama

- Enjoying the Whole Bible with a Chapter-by-Chapter Guide

by Gerard Crispin
ISBN: 1-903-08798-8
Price: £20.00
Published: Summer 2005
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The Bible: The Biography


by Karen Armstrong
ISBN: 978-1-843-54396-1
Price: £16.99
Published: 08 October 2007
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The Book of Enoch


Translated by R.H.Charles with an introduction by W.O.E.Oesterley
ISBN: 0-281-05821-0
Price: £8.99
Published: 04 May 2006
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The Book of Mary


by Nicola Slee
ISBN: 978-0-281-05812-9
Price: £9.99
Published: 22 November 2007
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The Challenge of Jesus


by N.T.Wright
ISBN: 978-0-281-05286-8
Price: £10.99
Published: 21 January 2000
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The Christian's Great Enemy

- A Practical Exposition of 1 Peter 5:8-11

by John Brown
ISBN: 978-1-848-71308-6
Price: £5.99
Published: December 2013
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The Compact Guide to the Bible


by Derek K. Reid and Martin Manser
ISBN: 978-0-745-95313-7
Price: £10.99
Published: 20 August 2010
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The Epistles of John


by Joel Beeke
ISBN: 978-0-852-34633-4
Price: £8.95
Published: 2006
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The Expectant Prophet: Habakkuk Simply Explained

- Welwyn Commentary Series

by Jon D. Currid
ISBN: 978-0-852-34700-3
Price: £7.99
Published: 2009
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The Final Days of Jesus

- The Archaeological Evidence

by Shimon Gibson
ISBN: 978-0-745-95395-3
Price: £12.99
Published: 21 August 2009
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The Final Word

- The Book of Revelation Simply Explained

by Steve Wilmshurst
ISBN: 978-0-852-34669-3
Price: £9.99
Published: 2008
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The Four Gospels

- Freshly Translated with a Cutting Edge Commentary

by Nicholas King
ISBN: 978-1-848-67457-8
Price: £15.99
Published: Spring 2012
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The Gospel and Acts: John and Acts


by William Barclay
ISBN: 978-1-907-06207-0
Price: £14.95
Published: 2010
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The Gospel in Brief


by Leo Tolstoy, translated by Isabel Hapgood
ISBN: 978-0-232-52793-3
Price: £9.99
Published: July 2010
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The Gospel of God - Romans


by R.C.Sproul
ISBN: 978-1-845-50637-7
Price: £11.99
Published: 11 November 2011
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The Gospel of Jesus

- In Search of the original Good News

by James M Robinson
ISBN: 978-0-060-76217-9
Price: £10.06
Published: 09 June 2005
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The Gospel of John: Beholding the Glory

- The Orthodox Bible Study Companion Series

by Lawrence R. Farley
ISBN: 1-888-21255-1
Price: £12.99
Published: 11 November 2006
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The Gospel of Judas


by Simon Gathercole
ISBN: 978-0-199-22584-2
Price: £16.99
Published: 22 November 2007
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The Gospel of Mark

- The New Study Bible

by William Barclay
ISBN: 0-715-20782-2
Price: £8.99
Published: 26 October 2001
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The Gospel of Thomas


Translated and annotated by Stevan Davies
ISBN: 0-232-52501-3
Price: £8.95
Published: 10 March 2003
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The Gospels and Acts

- Matthew, Mark and Luke

by William Barclay
ISBN: 978-1-907-06206-3
Price: £17.95
Published: 2010
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The Hitch-Hikerís Guide to the Bible

- Thumbing Through the Old and New Testaments

by Colin Sinclair
ISBN: 978-1-854-24854-1
Price: £7.99
Published: 04 April 2008
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The Jealousy of Jonah


by Richard Henderson
ISBN: 1-856-07522-2
Price: £4.99
Published: February 2006
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The Jonah Complex


by Greg Haslam
ISBN: 978-1-908-39304-3
Price: £7.99
Published: February 2012
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The Lamb's Supper

- The Mass as Heaven on Earth

by Scott Hahn
ISBN: 0-232-52500-5
Price: £10.95
Published: 10 February 2003
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The Lamb, the Beast & the Devil

- Making sense of the Book of Revelation

by John Hosier
ISBN: 1-854-24582-1
Price: £6.99
Published: Spring 2002
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The Later New Testament Writers and Scripture


by Steve Moyise
ISBN: 978-0-281-06386-4
Price: £15.99
Published: February 2012
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The Letters of John: For Everyone Bible Study Guides


by Tom Wright
ISBN: 978-0-281-06861-6
Price: £4.99
Published: June 2012
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The Life of Jesus

- A Chronological Account From Godís Word

Foreword by Woodrow Kroll
ISBN: 978-0-801-01348-5
Price: £9.99
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The Lion Atlas of Bible History


by Paul Lawrence
ISBN: 0-745-95152-X
Price: £25.00
Published: September 2006
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The Lion Concise Atlas of Bible History


by Paul Lawrence, R Johnson
ISBN: 978-0-745-95532-2
Price: £12.99
Published: November 2012
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The Lion Handbook to the Bible


Edited by Pat and David Alexander
ISBN: 978-0-745-95370-0
Price: £20.00
Published: 18 September 2009
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The Living Paul

- An Introduction to the Apostle and His Thought

by Anthony Thiselton
ISBN: 978-0-281-06110-5
Price: £12.99
Published: 17 September 2009
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The Long Road Home

- A Devotional Commentary on the books of Ezra and Nehemiah

by Samuel Carson
ISBN: 1-840-30049-3
Price: £6.99
Published: 1999
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The Longest Week

- The Truth About Jesus' Last days

by Nick Page
ISBN: 978-0-340-99526-6
Price: £11.99
Published: 18 February 2010
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The Madness of St Paul

- How St Paul Rediscovered the Love of God

by Richard Dormandy
ISBN: 978-0-852-31384-8
Price: £8.95
Published: Spring 2011
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The Making of the New Testament

- Origin, Collection, Text & Canon - second edition

by Arthur G. Patzia
ISBN: 978-1-844-74512-8
Price: £14.99
Published: 18 March 2011
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The Mary Magdalene Cover-Up


by Esther A. de Boer and John Bowden
ISBN: 978-0-567-03182-2
Price: £13.99
Published: June 2007
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The Message Of Daniel

- Bible Speaks Today series

by Dale Ralph Davis
ISBN: 978-1-844-74801-3
Price: £9.99
Published: June 2013
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The Message Of Malachi

- The Bible Speaks Today Series

by Peter Adam
ISBN: 978-1-844-74622-4
Price: £8.99
Published: March 2013
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The Message of the Holy Spirit

- The Bible Speaks Today (BST)

by Keith Warrington
ISBN: 978-1-844-74397-1
Price: £9.99
Published: 2009
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The Messiah Factor


by Tony Pearce
ISBN: 1-903-72532-1
Price: £6.99
Published: Spring 2004
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The Mind of St Paul


by William Barclay
ISBN: 978-1-907-06208-7
Price: £11.95
Published: 2010
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The Minor Prophets

- An Exegetical and Expository Commentary

Edited by Thomas Edward McComiskey
ISBN: 978-0-801-03631-6
Price: £34.99
Published: 2009
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The Miracles of Exodus

- A Scientistís Discovery of the Extraordinary Natural causes of the Biblical Stories

by Colin J. Humphreys
ISBN: 0-826-47429-2
Price: £12.99
Published: 27 May 2004
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The New Testament Introduction

- Volume 1: Paul and Mark

by Paul Nadim Tarazi
ISBN: 978-0-881-41188-1
Price: £11.99
Published: 1999
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The New Testament Story


by Ben Witherington III
ISBN: 0-802-82765-9
Price: £12.99
Published: May 2004
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The Old Testament - Volume 1: The Pentateuch

- A New, Cutting -Edge Translation of the Septuagint

by Nicholas King
ISBN: 978-1-848-67340-3
Price: £16.99
Published: 17 January 2011
More Information, and our review of 'The Old Testament - Volume 1: The Pentateuch' >>

The Old Testament - Volume 2: The Historical Books

- A New, Cutting -Edge Translation of the Septuagint

by Nicholas King
ISBN: 978-1-848-67459-2
Price: £16.99
Published: 17 January 2011
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The One-Stop Bible Atlas


by Nick Page
ISBN: 978-0-745-95352-6
Price: £12.99
Published: 20 August 2010
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The One-Stop Bible Guide


by Mike Beaumont
ISBN: 978-0-745-95335-9
Price: £7.99
Published: 23 October 2009
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The Parables for Today


by Alyce M McKenzie
ISBN: 978-0-664-22958-0
Price: £8.99
Published: 02 April 2007
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The Parables of Jesus


by Terry Johnson
ISBN: 978-1-845-50292-8
Price: £9.99
Published: 2007
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The Paul of Surprises

- His Vision of the Christian Life

by Geoffrey Turner
ISBN: 978-0-232-52892-3
Price: £14.99
Published: January 2012
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The Pentateuch

- SCM Core Text Series

by Walter J. Houston
ISBN: 978-0-334-04385-0
Price: £24.99
Published: September 2013
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The Perfect Saviour

- Key themes in Hebrews

by Jonathan Griffiths (Ed)
ISBN: 978-1-844-74583-8
Price: £8.99
Published: 15 June 2012
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The Power of Parable

- How fiction by Jesus became fiction about Jesus

by John Dominic Crossan
ISBN: 978-0-281-06811-1
Price: £10.99
Published: May 2012
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The Promise

- With a new introduction

by Keith Ward
ISBN: 978-0-281-06381-9
Price: £10.99
Published: 23 September 2010
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The Psalms

- A Commentary For Prayer And Reflection

by Henry Wansbrough
ISBN: 978-1-841-01648-1
Price: £8.99
Published: March 2014
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The Real Lord's Prayer

- Christ's glory and grace in John 17

by Ian S McNaughton
ISBN: 978-1-846-25296-9
Published: 01 November 2012
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The Resurrection Code

- Mary Magdalene and the Easter Enigma

by Mark Stibbe
ISBN: 978-1-860-24491-9
Price: £7.99
Published: 2008
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The Revelation of John

- A Narrative Commentary

by James L. Resseguie
ISBN: 978-0-801-03213-4
Price: £9.99
Published: 2009
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The Scriptures Testify About Me

- Jesus and the Gospel in the Old Testament

by D A Carson
ISBN: 978-1-844-74628-6
Price: £9.99
Published: 19 April 2013
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The Song Of Songs

- A Contemplative Guide

by Graeme Watson
ISBN: 978-0-281-06690-2
Price: £12.99
Published: May 2013
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The Story of Romans


by Katherine Grieb
ISBN: 0-664-22525-X
Price: £12.99
Published: November 2002
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The Story of the Ark of the Covenant

- from Mount Sinai to Mount Moriah

by Hugo Bouter
ISBN: 978-1-853-07192-8
Price: £3.95
Published: 2002
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The Story of the Book

- The Bible: Your Questions Answered

by Terence Copley
ISBN: 1-844-27131-5
Price: £8.99
Published: 12 December 2004
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The Story We Live By

- A Readers Guide to the New Testament

by R. Alistair Campbell
ISBN: 1-841-01359-5
Price: £12.99
Published: 19 March 2004
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The Testimony of the Beloved Disciple

- Narrative, History, and Theology in the Gospel of John

by Richard Bauckham
ISBN: 978-0-801-03485-5
Price: £14.99
Published: 01 December 2007
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The Way it Was


by Ken Walters
ISBN: 1-901-94925-7
Price: £6.99
Published: September 2003
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The Widening Road

- From Bethlehem to Emmaus: an exploration of the Gospel of Luke

by Leith Fisher
ISBN: 1-904-32511-4
Price: £11.99
Published: December 2003
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The Wisdom of the Cross

- Exploring 1 Corinthians

Edited by Brian S. Rosner
ISBN: 978-1-844-74548-7
Price: £14.99
Published: 16 September 2011
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The Word in Place

- Reading the New Testament in Contemporary Contexts

by Louise J Lawrence
ISBN: 978-0-281-06112-9
Price: £14.99
Published: 17 September 2009
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The Word of His Grace

- A Guide to Teaching and preaching from Acts

by Chris Green
ISBN: 1-844-74075-7
Price: £8.99
Published: 2005
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The World Jesus Knew

- Beliefs and Customs From the Time of Jesus

by Anne Punton
ISBN: 978-1-854-24947-0
Price: £8.99
Published: November 2009
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The World of the Bible


by John Drane
ISBN: 978-0-745-95250-5
Price: £25.00
Published: 2009
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The Wrong Messiah

- The Real Story of Jesus of Nazareth

by Nick Page
ISBN: 978-0-340-99627-0
Price: £12.99
Published: 06 January 2011
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They Looked at God

- The Great Prophets and Their Relation to Christ

by Judith Lang
ISBN: 978-0-904-28795-0
Price: £9.95
Published: 2005
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Through the British Museum

- With the Bible

by Brian Edwards and Clive Anderson
ISBN: 1-903-08754-6
Price: £10.00
Published: 2004
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Touched by Greatness

- Women in the Life of Moses

by Dorothy Kelley Patterson
ISBN: 978-1-845-50631-5
Price: £6.99
Published: 2011
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True Happiness - Psalm 1


by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
ISBN: 978-1-845-50645-2
Price: £5.99
Published: 2011
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True Spirituality


by Vaughan Roberts
ISBN: 978-1-844-74518-0
Price: £8.99
Published: March 2011
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Trustworthy and True

- The Gospels beyond 2000

by Adrian Graffy
ISBN: 1-856-07332-7
Price: £7.99
Published: Spring 2001
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Twelve Months of Sundays

- Reflections on Bible readings Year A

by N.T.Wright
ISBN: 0-281-05288-3
Price: £6.99
Published: 24 August 2001
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