English Churchman


Endorsements

1.

Children in Revival

Children in Revival
'We read of children brought to Christ, ... the dramatic changes of life that followed and the impact such conversions had on parents and communities. It is humbling to read of God's work in this way.'

 

2.

The Judgment Seat of Christ

The Judgment Seat of Christ
"Intensely practical and very readable... a book full of good matter."

 

3.

The Doors of Heaven

The Doors of Heaven
In the above volume, the author gives us an excellent treatment of a wonderful subject, as he focuses upon the teaching about heaven laid before us in the book of Revelation. Mr Brooks, who is the minister of York Evangelical Church and a very able writer and Bible commentator, has provided us with an informative and, at times, moving account of the Christian's home. There are 12 chapters, dealing with such matters as God of heaven, its purity and the way there, to preparation for the eternal state and Christ's Marriage Supper. The final chapter is a beautiful description of Christ as Heaven's focus. Here is sound, biblical theology at its best and written in good prose and easy style. Besides being fine instruction for Christians, it can also be a good evangelistic tool, for Mr Brooks is careful to maintain a Gospel application throughout. The Doors of Heaven deserves to be on every Christian's bookshelf and, in its own way, to become a popular modern day classic.

 

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Faith on Fire

Faith on Fire
Subtitled, Norman Grubb and the Building of WEC, this book traces the growth of the Worldwide Evangelisation Crusade under the leadership of Norman Grubb, son-in-law to C.T. Studd. When Grubb came to take over the mission it had fallen upon lean times. Although Studd had been a powerful and dynamic leader the work of WEC was in turmoil. He brought the society into the prominent and effective place it now holds. He did this with inspiring leadership and a vision of what God could do with faithful servants. The work of WEC is inextribably bound up with Grubb. However, it would be a mistake to see this as his only sphere of influence. His interests and influences were very wide and a short chapter is devoted to other areas of his labours. He was one of the formative leaders of the IVF, took a prominent role in CLC and was closely linked with International Christian Leadership. There were other groups and organisations also. The author has been fortunate in obtaining an enormous number of letters and communications, both from, to and about, Grubb, which gives the book a sense of intimacy and meeting the man. Clearly, he was an exceptional individual who did not fit into the traditional mould. It is a thrilling story and worthy of reading. A final chapter deals with Grubb's emphasis upon Union with Christ. There is no doubting the centrality of this to his thinking, spirituality and motivation. There were a number of men and women who were uneasy with his emphasis and an important evaluation of his ideas is given in an Epilogue. This is an important addition and should be read. Although it gives a necessary corrective to our understanding of Norman Grubb, it does not in any way diminish the powerful, formative and important influence that he had and which is still felt by those who knew him. This is a fine read and a true inspiration to attempt great things for God.

 

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