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Martin's insightful book list

This is a summary of recent books read by Martin Davie, compiling his evaluations and the commendations of others. In this edition:

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ: Exploring its Theological Significance and Ongoing Relevance by W. Ross Hastings

This is not a book for enquirers, or for new Christians, but it is an excellent resource for theological students, ministers and educated lay Christians. It would make an excellent basis for a sermon series or for a series of home group sessions.

When Christians Face Persecution: Theological Perspectives from the New Testament by Chee-Chiew Lee

Christians have an urgent need to know what guidance God gives through the New Testament writers about how Christians should respond to persecution and to think about how to apply this teaching to their own particular situations. Lee’s important book provides the groundwork for undertaking these twin tasks successfully.

The Secular Creed: Engaging Five Contemporary Claims by Rebecca McLaughlin

An excellent piece of Christian ethics and apologetics. It engages with a wide range of Christian and secular sources and very clearly explains which parts of the progressive agenda Christians must support because they are in line with Christian teaching, and which parts Christians need to reject because they are not.

British Evangelical Theologians of the Twentieth Century: An Enduring Legacy by T. A. Noble and Jason Sexton (eds.)

Anyone who wants to understand the development of British evangelical theology in the last century should read this book. Not everyone will agree with everything that is said, but everyone will find their knowledge of British Evangelical theology increased and be stimulated to think what was good and what was less good, and to consider how Evangelical theology should develop in the future.

The Good Samaritan: Luke 10 for the Life of the Church by Emerson B. Powery

This is a book that is well worth referring to by anyone called to teach or preach on the parable of the Good Samaritan. It doesn’t replace more traditional commentaries on the parable, but it is a very valuable supplement to them.

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Martin Davie is a research fellow with the Latimer Trust. He is the author of several books including LLF a concise introduction and review. His new book on Confirmation is available now. You can find Martin's books here .



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