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It’s About Time!

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Though it’s a bit embarrassing to admit, I have never read anything by J.C. Ryle, including his classic book, Holiness. Though I have heard innumerable good things and praises about all of Ryle’s works, I’ve just never taken the time to read anything by him. Until now! And boy do I

Reformation Women

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With this year celebrating the 500-year anniversary of the Reformation, there are many, many resources that are coming out about the Reformation. One of these new books takes a bit of a different approach to celebrating this monumental moment in church history by looking at 12 unknown women who were

Martin Luther — Christian Biographies for Young Readers

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Martin Luther is a household name for many Christian families, especially those of the Protestant or Reformed tradition. However, some know little more about Luther than that he was in some way responsible for the Reformation, that he nailed some things to some door, or that he stood up

The Daring Mission of William Tyndale

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As I hold my English Bible right now, it doesn’t seem that dangerous to me to do so. In fact, as I look around my office, I have multiple copies of Scripture, in various translations, in the English language. My guess is that the same is true for you.

Bitesize Biographies: Ulrich Zwingli

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Martin Luther — That’s a name that I’m sure you are familiar with, and I’m sure you know something of the central role he played in the Reformation. And John Calvin. Well I’m sure you know a bit about him as well. But what about Ulrich Zwingli? What do

The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts

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Isaac Watts, the 17th century hymn-writer, is known by many as “the Father of English Hymnody.” With over 750 hymns written in his lifetime, including classics such as “Joy to the World” and “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross,” this title is certainly warranted. However, many people today know

Jonathan Edwards – Christian Biographies for Young Readers

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Let me just go ahead and tell you, if you have children, grandchildren, brothers/sisters, etc, go ahead a buy a copy of this book. In fact, go ahead and order the whole series. Seriously, I can’t tell you how much I enjoy these volumes in Reformation Heritage Book’s Series,

The Mighty Weakness of John Knox

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Jumbo Shrimp. Bitter Sweet. Deceptively Honest. Old News. All of these are examples of what we has been termed an “Oxymoron” — a combination of words that have opposite or very different meanings. Oxymoron is the term that came to mind when I first read the title to Douglas

Living By Revealed Truth

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As many know, Charles Spurgeon is one of my favorite preachers throughout all of Church History. So, when I found out that Dr. Tom Nettles, Church History professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, was writing a new biography on Spurgeon, it made me quite excited. And this biography