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Reviews of good Christian books about:- Bible Background
Commentaries on Bible text, pilgrim guides of Bible places and descriptions of life in Bible times.

A Commentary On The Letters Of John

- Walking in the light

by David Pawson

Paperback
Price: £11.99
Publisher: Anchor Recordings
Published: February 2015
ISBN: 978-1-909-88669-8
Reviewed by Alan Hill  (11/01/16)

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Understanding The Bible


by John Stott

Paperback
Price: £7.99
Publisher: Scripture Union (SU)
Published: 19 September 2015
ISBN: 978-1-785-06252-0
Reviewed by Julia Bennett  (09/12/15)

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A Commentary on 1 & 2 Thessalonians

- Ready For Jesus' Return

by David Pawson

Paperback
Price: £11.99
Publisher: Anchor Recordings
Published: 01 February 2015
ISBN: 978-1-909-88673-5
Reviewed by Alan Hill  (08/12/15)

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Reading Luke For The First Time


by Wilfred J Harrington

Paperback
Price: £9.99
Publisher: Paulist Press distributed by Columba Press
Published: July 2015
ISBN: 978-0-908-14930-8
Reviewed by Graham Wise  (05/10/15)

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Interpreting The Prophets


by Aaron Chalmers

Paperback
Price: £14.99
Publisher: SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
Published: 15 January 2015
ISBN: 978-0-281-06904-0
Reviewed by Johnny Douglas  (01/09/15)

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A Lineage of Grace


by Francine Rivers

Paperback
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers from TMD
Published: October 2009
ISBN: 978-0-842-35632-9
Reviewed by x  (15/06/15)

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Wisely, Pray The Psalms

- A Prayerful Companion To Reading The Psalms

by Ambrose Tinsley
ISBN: 978-1-782-18170-5
Price: 9.99
Published: 01 October 2014
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Mary

- A Gospel Witness To Transfiguration and Liberation

by Andrew Jones
ISBN: 978-1-841-01651-1
Price: 8.99
Published: September 2014
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Surprised by Scripture


by Tom Wright
ISBN: 978-0-281-06985-9
Price: 12.99
Published: August 2014
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Jesus The Storyteller


by Stephen I Wright
ISBN: 978-0-281-06437-3
Price: 19.99
Published: May 2014
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Deuteronomy

- The prophets And The Life Of The Church

by Ed. Jason T Lecreux
ISBN: 978-1-743-24022-9
Price: 18.99
Published: January 2014
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Taking God At His Word

- Why The Bible Is Worth Knowing, Trusting And Loving

by Kevin DeYoung
ISBN: 978-1-783-59122-0
Price: 8.99
Published: April 2014
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Faith In The Face Of Empire

- The Bible Through Palestinian Eyes

by Mitri Raheb
ISBN: 978-1-626-98065-5
Price: 12.99
Published: February 2014
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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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Bible To Go!

- reading The Bible In Everyday Places

by Sister Elizabeth Pio
ISBN: 978-0-281-07123-4
Price: 7.99
Published: April 2014
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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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Genesis

- The Bibluffer's Guide

by Paul Kerensa
ISBN: 978-0-232-53075-9
Price: 8.99
Published: March 2014
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King Of The Jews

- Temple Theology In John's Gospel

by Margaret Barker
ISBN: 978-0-281-06967-5
Price: 50.00
Published: April 2014
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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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Let's Study Colossians And Philemon


by Mark G Johnston
ISBN: 978-1-848-71239-3
Price: 8.99
Published: April 2013
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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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Pauline Perspectives

- Essays on Paul, 1978-2013

by N.T. Wright
ISBN: 978-0-281-06366-6
Price: 45.00
Published: October 2013
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A Commentary On Romans


by David pawson
ISBN: 978-0-957-52909-0
Price: 9.99
Published: September 2013
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NIV Bible Handbook


by Alister McGrath
ISBN: 978-1-444-74985-4
Price: 18.99
Published: April 2014
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Simon Peter

- The Reed And The Rock

by David Pawson
ISBN: 978-1-909-88603-2
Price: 11.99
Published: December 2013
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By God, I Will

- The Biblical Covenants

by David Pawson
ISBN: 978-0-956-93768-1
Price: 6.99
Published: February 2013
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Finding God In The Psalms

- Sing, Pray, Live

by Tom Wright
ISBN: 978-0-281-06989-7
Price: 9.99
Published: February 2014
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Bethlehem To Patmos

- The New Testament Story

by Paul W Barnett
ISBN: 978-1-842-27809-3
Price: 9.99
Published: March 2013
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How To Like Paul Again

- The Apostle You Never Knew

by Conrad Gempt
ISBN: 978-1-780-78061-0
Price: 7.99
Published: May 2013
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1 John

- The Epistle As A Reflecture Of The Gospel Of John

by Malcolm Coombes
ISBN: 978-1-743-24015-1
Price: 29.99
Published: July 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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Discover Acts

- The Adventures of The Early Church

by Stephen Gaukroger
ISBN: 978-1-844-74903-4
Price: 8.99
Published: June 2013
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One Bible, Many Versions

- Are all translations created equal?

by Dave Brunn
ISBN: 978-1-844-74626-2
Price: 11.99
Published: April 2013
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1 & 2 Peter and Judah

- For Everyone Bible Study Guides

by Tom Wright
ISBN: 978-0-281-06863-0
Price: 4.99
Published: July 2013
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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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A Gospel Pageant

- A Reader's Guide to the Book Of Revelation

by Allan Chapple
ISBN: 978-1-743-24012-0
Price: 12.99
Published: March 2013
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A Rabbi Reads The Torah


by Jonathan Magonet
ISBN: 978-0-334-04913-5
Price: 19.99
Published: June 2013
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Mark

- Paideia: Commentaries on the New Testament

by Mary Ann Beavis
ISBN: 978-0-801-03437-4
Price: 17.99
Published: February 2012
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Supernatural Living for Natural People

- The Life-Giving Message of Romans 8

by Raymond C Ortlund Jr.
ISBN: 978-1-781-91139-6
Price: 8.99
Published: March 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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Global Voices

- Reading the Bible in the Majority World

edited Craig Keener and M Daniel Carroll R
ISBN: 978-1-619-70009-3
Price: 11.99
Published: 2013
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New Testament Wisdom For Everyone


by Tom Wright
ISBN: 978-0-281-06937-8
Price: 8.99
Published: April 2013
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God in Our Midst

- Gospel stories and reflections

by Trevor Dennis
ISBN: 978-0-281-06927-9
Price: 9.99
Published: October 2012
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Interpreting the Parables (Second Edition)


by Craig L Blomberg
ISBN: 978-1-844-74576-0
Price: 19.99
Published: September 2012
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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 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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Straight to the Heart of John

- 60 bite-sized insights

by Phil Moore
ISBN: 978-0-857-21253-5
Price: 8.99
Published: May 2012
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God's Signature

- The Wonders of the Hebrew Scriptures

by Steve Maltz
ISBN: 978-1-479-31116-3
Price: 9.99
Published: September 2012
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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 Jonah Complex


by Greg Haslam
ISBN: 978-1-908-39304-3
Price: 7.99
Published: February 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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A Commentary on the Gospel of John


by David Pawson
ISBN: 978-0-957-52903-8
Price: 10.99
Published: April 2012
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Walking with Gospel Women

- Interactive Bible meditations

by Fiona Stratta
ISBN: 978-0-857-46010-3
Price: 7.99
Published: July 2012
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Straight to the Heart of 1 & 2 Samuel

- 60 Bite-Sized Insights

by Phil Moore
ISBN: 978-0-857-21252-8
Price: 8.99
Published: 2012
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Jesus: Name Above All Names

- 32 Bible Studies on the Person and Work of Jesus

by Anne Le Tissier
ISBN: 978-0-857-46085-1
Price: 8.99
Published: 2011
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Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi


by Andrew E Hill
ISBN: 978-1-844-74584-5
Price: 11.99
Published: 2012
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Joseph - His Arms Were Made Strong


by David C Searle
ISBN: 978-1-848-71165-5
Price: 10.95
Published: August 2012
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Opening Up Isaiah

- Andrew Thomson
ISBN: 978-1-846-25352-2
Price: 6.00
Published: September 2012
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Revelation


by Alun Ebenezer
ISBN: 978-0-852-34803-1
Price: 9.99
Published: August 2012
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Kingdom of Fools

- The Unlikely Rise of the Early Church

by Nick Page
ISBN: 978-0-340-99625-6
Published: Spring 2012
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A Commentary on Galatians


by David Pawson
ISBN: 978-0-957-52905-2
Price: 9.99
Published: 17 February 2012
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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 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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WHO?


by Paul Langham
ISBN: 978-0-564-09424-0
Price: 8.99
Published: 22 October 2012
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Is All Scripture Inspired?


by J C Ryle
ISBN: 978-0-851-51848-0
Price: 4.99
Published: 2003
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Bible Facts

- Candle Discovery Series

by Anne Adams, edited Tim Dowley
ISBN: 978-1-859-85740-3
Price: 4.99
Published: Spring 2010
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Journeying With Luke (Lectionary Year C)

- Bringing the Gospel Alive for Groups and Individuals

by James Woodward, Paula Gooder, Mark Pryce
ISBN: 978-0-281-05902-7
Price: 9.99
Published: August 2012
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Christ And The Desert Tabernacle


by J.V Fesko
ISBN: 978-0-852-34781-2
Price: 7.99
Published: August 2012
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A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible

- Playing by the Rules Second Edition

by Robert H Stein
ISBN: 978-0-801-03373-5
Price: 11.99
Published: 01 June 2011
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James: For Everyone Bible Study Guides


by Tom Wright
ISBN: 978-0-281-06859-3
Price: 4.99
Published: June 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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A Commentary on Jude


by David Pawson
ISBN: 978-0-957-52904-5
Price: 8.99
Published: 2012
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Whose Who Of The Bible

- Everything You Need To Know About Everyone In The Bible

by Martin H Manser & Debra K. Reid
ISBN: 978-0-745-95518-6
Price: 9.99
Published: July 2012
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Philippians - Rejoicing and Thanksgiving

- Focus on the Bible

by David Chapman
ISBN: 978-1-845-50687-2
Price: 9.99
Published: 2012
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Open Your Bible

- The All-In-One Bible Guide

by Ed. Martin H. Manser
ISBN: 978-0-755-48991-6
Price: 25.00
Published: 07 July 2011
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Ruth

- A Devotional Commentary

by Iain D Campbell
ISBN: 978-1-846-25227-3
Price: 6.00
Published: 2010
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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 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
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Dying to Live

- Lessons From Mark

by John Churcher
ISBN: 978-1-846-94715-5
Price: 12.99
Published: 03 March 2012
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1 and 2 Chronicles for Everyone


by John Goldingay
ISBN: 978-0-281-06131-0
Price: 9.99
Published: 03 March 2012
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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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Simply Jesus

- His Life and Teachings in Historical Order

Notes and Commentary by Jonathan Ziman
ISBN: 978-0-801-07247-5
Price: 8.99
Published: 23 March 2012
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Bit Part Prophets of the Bible

- An intriguing Look at Twelve Lesser Known Characters

by Ray Markham
ISBN: 978-1-853-45634-3
Price: 10.99
Published: October 2011
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Win the World or Escape the Earth

- The End Times Controversy

by Ian Rossol and Tony Wastall
ISBN: 978-1-908-39314-2
Price: 8.99
Published: December 2011
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