Sin is Serious! ZMK 15,000
This book is an easier-to-read version of ‘The Plague of Plagues – a Treatise on Sin’ by Puritan Ralph Venning. His book, first published in 1669, was written in the aftermath of the Great Plague of London.
This modern adaptation, prepared by John Appleby and Peter King, brings Venning’s message to a modern generation which has a casual view of sin. The book is a call to take sin seriously, and a invitation to find the remedy in Jesus Christ.
Christians Are For Ever ZMK 15,000
John Owen(1616-1683) wrote “The doctrine of the saints’ perseverance explained and confirmed, or, the certain permanency of their acceptation with God and their sanctification from God manifested and proved”, in 1654. The book was a reply to the erroneous teaching of a certain Mr John Goodwin. But Owen writes: “The confutation of Mr Goodwin was but secondarily in my eye; the best way for that I judged to consist in a full Scriptural confirmation of the truth he opposed. That I chiefly intended; and therein I hope the pious reader may, through the grace of God, meet with satisfaction.”
We offer here an abridgement of Owen’s Volume, in easier English. Those chapters of Owen’s original writing which relate to Goodwin’s book have been omitted here, leaving only the positive explanation of the great Bible truth that Christians are for ever!
The Ultimate Rescue: Christ’s Saving Work on the Cross ZMK 37,000
The unique and sacrificial death of Christ on the cross of Calvary is the very heart of the Christian gospel. Starting from the main biblical teaching on the subject and the model of a major rescue, the significance of the Lord’s death is the first highlighted, set in the context and illustrated. Then the historical events are seen against the wider canvas of God’s holy character and man’s sin.
In demonstrating the triumph of the Lord’s death, the author introduces the biblical concepts of sacrifice, substation, propitiation, redemption, reconciliation and justification. Christ did not die in vain. His sacrifice is effective and fruitful.
On the Eve of the Atonement ZMK 42,000
In tracing the events of Passover week from the time when Jesus wept over Jerusalem to the crucifixion and resurrection, Peter Trumper clearly shows that all that took place had been foreordained by God and stresses its eternal significance, while at the same time portraying with great sensitivity the rebellion of wicked men, the sinful failings of the disciples and the agonies of the man Christ Jesus.
Scenes such as the gathering in the upper room, the garden of Gethsemane, the route to Calvary and, above all, the actual crucifixion are vividly described. We are given insight into the characters and role of such diverse participants in the action as Judas, Peter, Pilate, Herod, Barabbas, Simon of Cyrene and the thief on the cross. The author’s aim throughout is to draw out the reader’s heart in love and adoration to the Saviour who underwent such suffering on behalf of totally undeserving sinners.
The Door is Open ZMK 5,000
Rooted squarely in Scripture, the Puritan movement and the evangelical revivals of the eighteenth century, this booklet by the great American preacher Asahel probes that most vital of issues: the necessity of the new birth. In many respects Nettleton’s life was bound up intimately with this theme, for under his preaching in the early nineteenth century literally thousands found new life in Christ. With clarity and force, Nettleton shows what regeneration is not and what it is. Neither an external rite such as baptism, nor a mere outward turning away from certain habits and practices, the new birth is best seen as a radical act on God’s part, in which the deepest roots of a person’s life are for ever changed and turned Godward.
Psalms in Congregational Celebration ZMK 62,000
O Palmer Robertson
The psalms were written for use in the community of God’s people assembled for worship. All of the various workings of God’s grace in the life of his people call for celebration. Whether speaking specifically of Messiah, or calling God’s people to confession, praise or prayer, the psalms summon the church to celebrate the bounties of God’s multi-faceted gifts.
O. Palmer Robertson presents a study on twenty-five of the psalms providing useful insights into the Word of God. The author argues that originally the psalms were intended to be used with interactive congregational responses and he has translated them in this way. The selection chosen reflects the variety of messages and structures found in the psalms themselves
The Storm Breaks ZMK 58,000
The book of Job is the harrowing story of a man whose life changed so dramatically in the course of a few short days. It is about the problem of suffering; and answer to the problem is not seen in the comments of Job’s counsellors but more importantly in his response to suffering. The book of Job teaches us how to respond to difficulties in our lives. Job’s acceptance of his loss is a wonderful example of piety. When he responds with questions and even a measure of bitterness and anger, his frustration is always taken directly