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All Endorsements by Douglas F. Kelly

1.

My First Book of Questions and Answers

My First Book of Questions and Answers
"This could make a great difference in the lives of those who learn it."

 

2.

When Grace Comes Alive

When Grace Comes Alive
I am delighted with Terry Johnson's When Grace Comes Alive, specifically because it could serve as a clarion call to humble and believing prayer in thousands of churches across the world. ....I found his discussion of 'praying without ceasing' to be sensible and hopeful for us ordinary Christian folk. ...If this book blesses others as it has me, great good for the Kingdom of God will come from it!

 

3.

My First Book of Bible Prayers

My First Book of Bible Prayers
"We have best understood the Bible when we turn it into prayer. That is what Philip Ross does for children in My First Book of Bible Prayers. He takes brief texts of Scripture and turns them into simple, and yet profound prayers that children can readily use. This little booklet will open the heavens for many at a young age. I wish this rich spiritual resource had been available to me twenty years ago!"

 

4.

Cross Words

Cross Words
'Paul Wells faces head-on the modern (and not-so-modern) challenges to a Biblical viewpoint on the atonement. He evaluates knowledgeably and fairly the most significant denials on such crucial issues as the wrath of God, penal substitution, imputation and propitiation.... It will be an important aid for those who wish to preach effectively the Gospel'

 

5.

Glory in the Glen

Glory in the Glen
an intriguing, judiciously balanced, and often inspiring account of movements of the Holy Spirit in Scotland in a period that we do not normally think of as characterized by revivals (except for the 1949-52 Lewis Revival, which occurred later)... It has encouraged me to pray with new expectancy for God to revive His work among us.

 

6.

The Lord's Supper

The Lord's Supper
"...something beautifully positive and full of life for the congregation of believers, as well as seekers."

 

7.

The Story of the Scottish Reformation

The Story of the Scottish Reformation
"I am delighted to see this classic study of the Scottish Reformation by Prof. Renwick come back into print...It is written with the two qualities Calvin desired for his own literary productions: clarity and brevity"

 

8.

From the Finger of God

From the Finger of God
"Philip Ross has dealt with issues lying near the heart of the Christian life (and indeed, of the healthy functioning of any human society) in this careful, fair, and, at times, humorous (or at least, entertaining and attention-holding) study of the continuing validity of God's law... I will be frequently referring to his volume in my classes, and warmly commend it

 

9.

Revelation

Revelation
"The beauty, fragrance, majesty, grace and omnipotent power of 'the Lamb of God, slain before the foundation of the world' has at times all but overwhelmed me! Revelation is primarily about Jesus Christ; He is the hero of all ages. Satan, though real enough, is finally a minor note in this divinely orchestrated symphony. My zeal has never been so much for any millennial theory, as it is for HIM, and going through this Apocalypse has only increased that zeal."

 

10.

Genesis

Genesis
"The meaning of creation (and/or evolution) has taken its place at the front of the intellectual/cultural stage for over a century and a half, and shows no sign of moving from the center of discussion and debate. Secularists and Christians - both liberal and conservative - instinctively understand the high significance of the issue, and hence, the intensity of the continuing debate. Whether God is real and Scripture is true are both tied up in the foundational text of the Bible: Genesis chapters one to three. Richard Belcher's Genesis is a clearly written and judiciously researched guide to the entire question of the meaning of the book of Genesis (not just to its first three chapters, pivotal though these are)."

 

11.

Kingdom Come

Kingdom Come
"...the most helpful book on the various millennial views I have seen since W. J. Grier's The Momentous Event. His work is marked by careful exegesis of pertinent texts, and ranges widely and deeply in all of the relevant Scriptural passages dealing with the end of the age."

 

12.

Andrew Murray

Andrew Murray
Vance Christie has done an excellent job on Murray's life... This is a fine, relatively brief volume on a huge subject, and I find it accurate and edifying. I shall recommend it to my classes, and to some of the conferences where I speak.

 

13.

Communion With God

Communion With God
I first read John Owen's 'Of Communion with God' while a theological student (in the middle 1960s). It made beautifully clear and confirmed the theological underpinnings of the atmosphere I had lived in within the family and local congregation from earliest days: that God is love, that through the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, to know Christ is to be near the heart of the Father; that to dwell in God is to dwell in love: God's love to us and our love back to God and to others. Owen, with skillful scriptural exegesis and warmest pastoral insight takes us to the very heart of Christianity in this treatise, and shows us that this, and this alone is worth living for; this alone makes sense of everything else, and irradiates every step of earthly life with strength, hope and joy. That is why, forty years later, I still delight to pick up this grand treatise and read from it as a sort of 'vade mecum'. We owe a debt of gratitude of Philip Ross for beautifully editing this long discourse, and making it far more accessible to another generation. He has skillfully and accurately divided up long 'Pauline sentences' into manageable portions; he has clarified some rather obscure vocabulary, and - perhaps best of all - he has inserted very lucid and helpful subheadings and other divisions, which make the otherwise demanding text much easier to follow. All through, he has remained eminently faithful to the original meaning. The beauty of John Owen's theology, and most of all, the beauty of the love of God in Christ to us needy souls shines through. I shall be enthusiastically recommending this new volume to my classes

 

14.

1, 2, 3 John

1, 2, 3 John
... Terry Johnson's work on these Epistles to be one of the very best and most accurate expositions of the meaning of these letters. I wish I had had this volume when I last preached through I John some five years ago!

 


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