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October 07 2021 By dvirtue Introducing KNOWING ANGLICANISM: The Teaching Series from Anglican House

Knowing Anglicanism is a series of incisive books to address these essentials. Each book is marked by two imperatives: Scholarship and Timelessness. There will be two editions of each book: a premium paperback and, for small groups, house churches, and congregations, an economy pack of five handout-copies available for the price of a single paperback.

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September 30 2021 By dvirtue IS THERE GOOD NEWS FOR THE POOR?

Vinay Samuel and Chris Sugden have been an enduring partnership in the church for many years and their paramount concern has been to bring the insights of the global church to the councils of the church, in particular the worldwide evangelical movement. As Anglicans they have been at the centre of the global south movement recalling the Anglican Church to a renewed focus to orthodoxy. But this orthodoxy is built on a passion for the world's poor and a deep belief in sacrificial love.

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September 21 2021 By dvirtue The Life and Loves of Freddie Mercury

Freddie Bulsara moved to England in 1964, aged 18 yrs. His earlier years had been a painful experience, which he felt were best forgotten, as he rarely talked about them. The celebrated film, Bohemian Rhapsody, which earned some $1billion at the box office, deliberately avoided his upbringing. Born in Zanzibar in 1946, Freddie had a volatile relationship with his father and was dispatched at the tender age of eight to an Indian boarding school 3,000 miles away, across the ocean.

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September 02 2021 By dvirtue UK: Bleeding for Jesus: John Smyth and the cult of Iwerne camps

What became known as 'Iwerne camps' (pronounced you-in) began 90 years ago, bringing profound benefit to the church. They were founded by a man called Eric Nash, nicknamed Bash, and were often known as 'Bash camps' or simply as 'Iwerne', after Iwerne Minster in Dorset, where they were held. Former Iwerne campers include senior leaders in the military, in business and in education, and well-known church leaders like John Stott, Dick Lucas, Nicky Gumbel, Michael Green and Justin Welby.

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July 27 2021 By dvirtue ROMANS

The Book of Romans is the Apostle Paul's gospel raison d'etre. Paul's life and message is summed up in this single NT book. Paul urges the Romans to live not "according to the flesh" but rather by the Spirit (8:4). Through the Spirit, all believers become spiritual children of God, called by God to glory.

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June 23 2021 By dvirtue The FIRST and the LAST: The Comfort of the Triune God in Revelation

Theologian Melvin Tinker has grabbed this book by the horns bringing to life its mysterious language to us. He demystifies the signs and symbols, unfolding the deep complexity of the book to the modern reader. He reveals God the Father, who was and is and is to come; God the son, the Lion who is the Lamb; and God the sevenfold Spirit.

I can do no better than let the book speak for itself. Here are some lines from the volume that caught my attention:

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There is a great variety of contributors and topics, but each has the vividness of being painted in the months following JS's death in 2011, while the collection benefits from a reflective distance.

Easily read in an hour or two, it opens up the story of Stott's life and his remarkable contribution, under God, in five parts.

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The book -- published by Morning Star -- details the significant impact of this unassuming, working-class, cricket-loving minister. It follows his ministry in the Anglican church from parishes in Sydney, to outback South Australia with Bush Church Aid and the Brisbane diocese, to his progression as bishop of Wollongong diocese in NSW, and culminates in his years as archbishop of Sydney.

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March 11 2021 By dvirtue Leaving DarkLand -- Book Review

Wallen approaches the reader as an able pastor of long and varied experience, and also as a sympathetic friend with keen fellow feeling and genuine kindness. But he also effectively ministers and uplifts with a bracing biblical realism and strong encouragement from the word of God, his main source of help for the troubled.

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February 24 2021 By dvirtue COVID: WHERE IS GOD?

Contributors: Greg Forster, Caris Grimes, James Haslam, Michael Langrish, John Pilling
Edited by Chris Sugden
Grove Books Limited. 27 pages. £3.95
ISBN 978 1 788 271 394

The essays draw on Biblical truth integrated with a strong evidence base, along with the wisdom of eminent Christians and an accomplished editor.

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