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Returning to the Family Altar
by Douglas W. Comin

A Commentary and Study Guide on
THE DIRECTORY FOR FAMILY WORSHIP
ISBN 0-9539241-2-2; 64 pages including
Subject and Scripture indices; soft cover.

 This new book meets an urgent need in today's church. Taking as its basis a document from the past it provides an explanation of the text and shows in a most helpful and compelling way the relevance of the subject for the present day. That subject is: family worship. In his preface Douglas Comin writes:

"A big part of the solution to the erosion of Biblical family life lies in a return to the sincere and consistent practice of family worship. The generation that produced the Westminster Confession of Faith (1643-1647) faced a cultural situation not unlike our own, where the trappings of a profane and self-interested existence threatened to erode the foundations of family, church and national life. We may tend to think of the Churchmen of this era as stuffy old puritans who knew their theology better than most, but weren't much in tune with practical life issues. Such, however, was not the case. These men were deeply burdened to lay a foundation for the reformation, preservation and propagation of true Christianity in all its practical manifestations. They were keenly interested in the application of God's truth to every area of life, both public and private. They understood that only in the preservation of God's design for families, churches and nations can there be hope for the future. They recognised that healthy, Christ-centered families were the key to rebuilding and maintaining a solid foundation upon which the nation could prosper. They knew that the neglect of the practice of family worship had always greatly contributed to national decline..."

 

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 Apologetics     

 

 

A new, revised edition of a 1992 production, in which a noted professor and researcher sets out to disprove key aspects of the theory of evolution. Dr Henry Morris says: 'This is the most complete and accurate critique of the fossils of the so-called ape-men. Lubenow has made an invaluable contribution to scientific biblical creationism"

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr Burgess writes in plain language, showing that nature is full of 'mechanisms' which bear all the features of having been designed, and which would not function if simplified - and hence could not have evolved. Compelling material for Bible Class leaders and useful for Christian students struggling with evolution. Strongly recommended.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The publisher's description asks if we want to know how to answer atheists, agnostics, sceptics and `know-it-alls'. In racy style gives answers, including text of radio debates with atheists. An appendix cites 25 common objections to faith with answers.

 

 

 

 

 

Subtitled - The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution. This readable book has caused a stir in the scientific world, and stands unanswered by evolutionists. This professor of biochemistry leaves Richard Dawkins floundering, giving non-scientists a view of the spectacular complexities underlying life at the molecular level.

 

 

 

The burden of this well-written book (by a son of the co-author of The Genesis Flood ) is that many Christians have conceded that the Creation account of the Bible is not to be taken as literal history. He is keen to win over sincere minds that have made this concession, showing that a right understanding of Creation is essential to the defence and spreading of the faith. This is an unusual presentation, offering most interesting arguments and examples not often touched upon.

 

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Biographies

 

 

 

 

A companion volume to __Men of Destiny_. Eleven well-loved lives and testimonies including pioneer scientists Faraday, Clerk Maxwell and Lord Kelvin, along with food magnate Henry Heinz, ex-brewery heir Fred Charrington and others

 

  

 Christian Living

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extremely readable book for individuals and families, overflowing with sound biblical advice, and including help for single Christians and on `discipline with dignity'. Never dull; always fresh thought. Suitable for wide prescribing. For young and old alike.

 

 

Returning to the Family Altar
by Douglas W. Comin

A Commentary and Study Guide on
THE DIRECTORY FOR FAMILY WORSHIP
ISBN 0-9539241-2-2; 64 pages including
Subject and Scripture indices; soft cover.

 This new book meets an urgent need in today's church. Taking as its basis a document from the past it provides an explanation of the text and shows in a most helpful and compelling way the relevance of the subject for the present day. That subject is: family worship. In his preface Douglas Comin writes:

"A big part of the solution to the erosion of Biblical family life lies in a return to the sincere and consistent practice of family worship. The generation that produced the Westminster Confession of Faith (1643-1647) faced a cultural situation not unlike our own, where the trappings of a profane and self-interested existence threatened to erode the foundations of family, church and national life. We may tend to think of the Churchmen of this era as stuffy old puritans who knew their theology better than most, but weren't much in tune with practical life issues. Such, however, was not the case. These men were deeply burdened to lay a foundation for the reformation, preservation and propagation of true Christianity in all its practical manifestations. They were keenly interested in the application of God's truth to every area of life, both public and private. They understood that only in the preservation of God's design for families, churches and nations can there be hope for the future. They recognised that healthy, Christ-centered families were the key to rebuilding and maintaining a solid foundation upon which the nation could prosper. They knew that the neglect of the practice of family worship had always greatly contributed to national decline..."

 

 

 

 

This modern, readable work on the mystery and the means of providence comes as water on thirsty ground. This glorious and practical subject has been so neglected! Subtitled - 'Learning to Trust a Sovereign God' - this is a masterly source of comfort and doctrine, flexible enough to bring a doubter to a high view of God's sovereignty, and rich enough to delight the devotional tastes of veteran believers. Its highest purpose, however, is to deepen trust, no matter what life brings, and in this it succeeds admirably

 

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 Commentaries

 

 

 

A concise account of the enigmatic life of Solomon is followed by a popular commentary of great practical and spiritual value. The comments are brief, making this eminently suitable for personal devotions, and the explanation of puzzling verses unusually clear. Despite its brevity, message preparers will also glean sense and direction. Warmly recommended.

 

 

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 Cults and false religions

 

 

 

 

Easily the most understandable and useful book about this cult. JW doctrines are summarised by the former JW minister under 18 headings. Then the main JW arguments against orthodox Christianity are exposed. Includes the author's testimony of deliverance. First choice!

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 Current Affairs

‘Worship is truly in the melting pot’ says the author. ‘A new style of praise has swept into evangelical life shaking to the foundations traditional concepts and attitudes.’ How should we react? Is it all just a matter of taste and age? This book presents four essential principles laid down by Christ and strongly reaffirmed at the Reformation. Here also is a fascinating view of how they worshipped in Bible times, including their rules for the use of instruments, and the Bible's teaching about the content and order of services of worship. Vital help in evaluating today's trends.

 

 

 

 

Volume:1
Illustrated:NO

paper - 141 pages
Master Books ; ISBN:0890514135
Height:226 Width:152 Depth:8

Dr Morris is perhaps the very best person to take this subject, and he presents it perfectly. Chapter headings whet the appetite: Miracles and the Scientists; The Nature of Natural Processes; The Miracles of Primeval History; Miracles Versus the Laws of Science; Grade B Miracles and the Ministry of Angels; Counterfeit Miracles; Grade A -Miracles and the Bible; The Greatest Miracles; Prayer and -Providence.
 

 

 

 

 

 

A clarion call for the effectiveness of evangelistic Sunday Schools operated on a large scale. Proof that the Bible sanctions and commands child evangelism of this kind. Practical advice and encouragement for the opening or enlargement of Sunday Schools.

 

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 Children's Books

 

 

This is clearly for children, probably those in a broad band of nine or ten to thirteen, possibly older. It is an exceptionally good (and well illustrated) survey of astronomy from a creationist viewpoint, and will make a valued gift, and a firm corrective to much that the youngster will hear on television. It covers the size and origin of the universe, eclipses, the solar system, stars and galaxies, constellations, space exploration, cosmic catastrophes, and other topics. Very well done.

 

 

 

 

In this book,’ writes the author, ‘I have described each and every body system, describing its basic structure and function . . . pointing to intelligent causation . . . I have attempted to keep it practical by including wellness and disease issues.’ Dr Gillen is a biologist and zoologist, and is now a professor in a Christian college in the USA. Written from a creationist viewpoint, faulty evolutionist reasoning is exposed. This is a textbook intended for sixth form and college students. Descriptions are clear, and diagrams impressive.

 

 

 

 

These stories open a window on a different era, showing how children were taught the truths of the Bible in Bishop Ryle's day. There are many fascinating short stories. As the publisher hints, the main target is probably adults involved in children's work, demonstrating how the soul-saving doctrines of the Bible can be expressed feelingfully to young children

 

 

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 Doctrine

 

 

 

 

A devotionally stirring study of each Person of the Godhead. This work provides all one's `homework' for a study of the Trinity, providing all texts, solving problems, and rebutting anti-Trinitarian ideas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Describes the fourfold pictorial message of baptism intended by God for the believer, the church, and the world. Also offers biblical reasons why baptism is for believers only, by immersion.

 

 

 

A revised edition of this reviewer’s favourite single-volume systematic theology. Dr Reymond is Presbyterian and this affects his treatment of the covenant, church and baptism, nevertheless, this book is magnificent. It is written in elegant style, is deeply reverent and Scripture-believing throughout, and is clearly designed to promote doctrinal knowledge as a means of glorifying Christ. Every doctrine is demonstrated from Scripture, modern debates reviewed, and criticisms explained (and despatched). Complex matters are patiently and clearly unravelled. Very strongly recommended.

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 Eschatology

This world-famous commentary on Revelation explains the seven `panoramic' views of world and church events between Christ's first and second comings. Dr Hendriksen was particularly noted for his ability to translate great scholarship into friendly prose. First issued in 1939, this acclaimed work has been kept in print ever since by popular demand. For all readers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subtitled - What the Bible Teaches about Eternal Punishment. This is addressed to the unconverted, yet succinctly addresses all aspects of death and eternity in a gracious, warning tone. For believers also - especially young Christians - this will lay a firm foundation of understanding on death, scriptural authority, the existence and fairness of hell, and its eternal awfulness. A lone book for a crucial topic.

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