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HEART newspaper: Heart Publications | March 20, 2018

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Book Review

God speaks through Hurricanes

November 29, 2017 |

by Daniel Harrison

HurricaneRickfords Hill Publishing

ISBN 978-1-905044-16-0

Review by Rev Philip Foster

It was CS Lewis who wrote that pain is God’s megaphone. In this book we are reminded that natural disasters are God’s air raid warnings for the nations.

This book should (I am tempted to write, must) be read by every committed Christian.  It is a call to arms for evangelism, but evangelism that is God centred and Bible centred, not the milk and water ‘sharing’ of a far too sweetened Gospel tailored to meet modern sensibilities.

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Child’s play

July 26, 2017 |

If you have youngsters to amuse this summer, try these books road-tested by primary teacher Biddy Hooper with her daughter, 5, and son, 4

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June 1, 2017 |

Gender historian Dr Lisa Nolland shares her pressing concerns and a selection of books

For years now I have tracked the pan-sexual revolution and its promotion by an increasingly totalitarian state.

I am concerned about the apparent inability of the Church to engage with some of the most pressing issues of the day, especially the now ubiquitous LGBTQI rights agenda which takes no prisoners. Gay is the new black, and God help those who dissent. The political parties (with the possible exception of UKIP) have mostly signed on, and increasingly the institutions of the land are co-opted (or keep silent), even the Church. Read More

Looking with Lisa

March 30, 2017 |

Gender historian Lisa Nolland presents a round-up of recent books which have caught her eye Why Believe in Jesus’ Resurrection?  by James D G Dunn (SPCK, 2017)

James Dunn clearly and fairly presents the arguments for and against Jesus’ resurrection, … Read More

Prepare your Heart for the Midnight Cry

February 2, 2017 |

by RT Kendall

Published by SPCK

The promise of a greater move of the Holy Spirit than any yet seen

Renowned preacher RT Kendall explains the daring claim that electrified a 1992 ministers’ conference. Mark Weeden, a former church member of RT’s and who was there at the time, enjoyed reading his pastor’s latest book Read More


November 26, 2016 |

THE ATLAS LEGACY by Colin Newton. Christian novella adventure story exploring why the answer to ancient mysteries lies in starting from the Bible, not in speculation about aliens.

Available for £9 inc p&p from or 01702 600254

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No Appointments Necessary: Adventures from a Missionary Road Less Travelled

November 26, 2016 |

by Charlynne M Boddie

“It is impossible for the Christian life to be boring or uneventful”

Knowing some of Charlynne’s background, it was a privilege to read this book, for it brings you right into the intimate relationship between Charlynne and the Holy Spirit. We read their conversations and exchanges in prayer. We see how people are brought to faith, healed or delivered, consoled, counselled and edified through prophecy.  Read More


March 25, 2016 |

In association with Escape Ministries 

Former violent criminal John Lawson has written a searing autobiography which will now be available in bookshops nationwide. This is your opportunity to meet the man, buy the book and use it to show people that there is no mental prison that Jesus cannot unlock

IF A WICKED MAN (Roper Penberthy Publishing) is being released into the True Crime Genre on 31 March 2016. It tells the story of John Lawson, a former violent criminal, enforcer for gangsters, bodyguard, biker gang member and manager in the sex industry. Read More

Edith Cavell – a witness to the future

March 25, 2016 |

The vicar’s daughter who laid down her life with grace and trust in the God of her salvation

Edith Cavell, faith before the firing squad
by Catherine Butcher

with foreword by Baroness Caroline Cox

(Monarch Books, £8.99)

by Carole Woodiwis

Edith Cavell was a British nurse whose execution by the Germans in WWI echoed round the world like the four shots which rang out and killed her at dawn on 12 October 1915.  Read More

A wonderful testimony to the reconciling power of Jesus

March 25, 2016 |

How both Jews and Arabs pay a heavy price as they follow the Prince of Peace

What is God doing in Israel?
(Monarch Books, £8.99)

reviewed by Charles Gardner

This time of year is particularly poignant for the Ortiz family, because late March sees the festival of Purim, when teenager Ami was virtually blown apart by a bomb disguised as a traditional holiday gift.

The bomb was aimed at his father, a believer in Yeshua/Jesus, the Jewish Messiah. Read More