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  • Some passages in scripture are difficult to understand or seem to be at variance with other passages. God is not the author of confusion and so an attempt must be made to explain the passage and then ensure that this explanation accords with the rest of scripture.
    As with a jigsaw puzzle, a piece may fit but if it does not harmonise with the overall picture then it evidently is the wrong piece. This book attempts to provide explanations for some of the puzzling passages in the Bible.
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  • In The Genesis of Blessings, Andrew Walker lays out a lifetime’s love of Genesis with a unique perspective on its structure, key themes and connections. He shows us how the book of beginnings opens with the Lord as Creator of heaven and earth, and tells of the first bridegroom and his bride, of sin and its condemnation, and of the great victory promised over all the earth through the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Above all, we discover that Genesis, more than any other book, is a book of blessings, where the promises of God become the foundation for all that follows.
    Readers will be excited and challeneged by the magnificent canvas on which the Almighty paints: the promises made, the people prepared, the earth waiting to be filled with His glory.

  • OVER the years many fine Bible students have contributed articles to The Christadelphian. Some of the series, and occasionally collections of single articles, have subsequently been produced as books, but there is much material lying largely forgotten that deserves the attention of a new generation of readers.
    The availability of the magazine in electronic form has made it far easier to search through past issues, but it can still be a time consuming exercise to collect together all the articles in a series.
    The Study Series from The Christadelphian addresses that issue, and it is hoped that readers will find these additional e-booklets helpful and convenient to use. The twentieth one, First Things First (Genesis 1-11), reproduces eleven articles under this heading by Brother Mark Vincent which were published in the magazine from March 2004 to January 2005.

  • The Acts of the Apostles forms a bridge between the Gospels and the Epistles. Imagine a New Testament without Acts! We would have no context in which to understand the origin of the Epistles, those letters from the apostles addressed to ecclesias, the foundations of which would be a mystery and the lives of authors mostly unknown.
    Acts traces the progress of the spread of the Gospel from the initial proclamation at Pentecost by Peter and the Twelve in Jerusalem to the arrival of Paul in Rome. We are told nothing of the “acts” of most of the apostles. Nine of the twelve are not heard of individually after Chapter 1. In reality, Acts gives an account of the early work of Peter and, to a much lesser extent John, whole the greater part is devoted to Paul, who was not one of the original Twelve.
    This scolarly yet readily accessible study of the Acts of the Apostles takes the reader sequentially through the book. Studies are aided by the use of maps, tables, sixty “digressions”, and colour photographs depicting many of the locations visited by the apostles.
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  • This is a devotional study of the Almighty Creator, the God of the Bible, who calls on men and women to seek Him diligently in faith, accepting and fulfilling their responsibilities now. Then, in due time by God’s grace, they will be privileged to share the blessings of His coming kingdom on earth at the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, His beloved Son.

  • This work was first published in 1880 as a result of lectures given in the spring of that year. The first lecture contains this statement of intent:
    “The object of the present course of lectures is to exhibit in a simple way the meaning of this (at first sight) apparently inscrutable book of Revelation.”

  • Provides a detailed study of the Law, with many insights for those who wish to understand it more fully.

  • This is a book about Bible prophecy, particularly in relation to Israel and the fulfilment of the great promises made to the patriarchs which are at the heart of the Gospel message.
    It is hoped that the material presented here will provide the reader with a greater awareness of the hand of God at work, especially over the past 120 years, as the remarkable events associated with Israel’s restoration have begun to unfold. They point to the nearness of Christ’s return and emphasise to all his followers the need to watch and be prepared for that day.

  • With full colour illustrations throughout, this visual treat is for all those who wish they had been there to see the spectacle of the revelation that was given to the Apostle John.Perhaps you find that when you read Revelation you struggle to picture the visions. If so this new beautifully illustrated book will help stimulate imagination and insight when reading that very special message from the Lord Jesus which promises to bless every reader.
    The author doesn’t aim to explain the Lord’s visual message, but presents his own depictions of what John might have seen, explaining how he produced them and who was involved, and compares his visual presentations with the attempts of other illustrators, like Albrecht Dürer, who have themselves sought to fire the imagination of readers in previous centuries.
    This book is a visual treat and is beautifully produced, but its real value is that it will be an ideal companion for whichever interpretation you want to explore. The Thirteen Lectures on the Apocalypse by Brother Robert Roberts would be an excellent text to read alongside, image by image, and some of Brother Roberts’ views are picked up within the text accompanying the illustrations. Brother David’s book is not an end in itself – its aim is to encourage readers to look afresh at the Book of Revelation, using all their faculties.

  • This book is now available in a new edition, brought up to date with a new cover and layout, but containing the same timeless work. As the author says in the preface,

    “Repeated meditation on the writings of John leave the student with a feeling that their depth cannot be fully reached, nor their meaning exhausted”.

  • “God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good.” But Adam and Eve sinned and were expelled from the Garden of Eden. Despite their failure, “the way of the tree of life” was preserved. This book tells the story of God’s plan to heal the breach man created and restore access to the tree of life.

  • Judges – Christadelphian Expositor

  • A series of articles first published in The Christadelphian (1998 – 2000), published as book form.

    “We can view the books of Chronicles as documents preparing a people for the Saviour to come. Like the Gospel accounts of Matthew and Luke, they commence with genealogical information, and continue by describing the growth and power of privileged classes in Judah who quickly moved away from relying on God’s word, killing the prophets and stoning those who were sent to them from God.”

    In these words the book is recommended as a help to the reading of the books of Chronicles.

  • For those who wish to study the life of the Lord Jesus Christ it is a great blessing to have four separately inspired, yet complementary, accounts of his life in the New Testament. This volume provides a detailed yet very readable commentary on the Gospel through John – written “that ye may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye may have life in his name”.

  • An interpretation of the Letter to the Ephesians.
    On careful reading on Paul’s Epistle to the Ephesians one finds it difficult to escape the conclusion that he was not so much writing a letter as developing a portrait of the kind of person the believer ought to be in every aspect of his life. When seen in this way the epistle is the most profound, the loveliest and the sternest of all Paul’s epistles.
    The author hopes that this interpretation of the Epistle to the Ephesians as a portrait of the saint will be found to complement the splendid and more detailed exposition of the epistle by John Carter.

  • This book was first published in 1868 and appeared bound in the same volume as Eureka. The interdependence of Daniel and Revelation is clearly demonstrated time and again. The progress and final completion of God’s purpose is shown from the prophecies in Daniel with “the earnest desire” that “the reader may be ready”.

  • Paul’s letter to the Ephesians is full of instruction and edification; it would be difficult to find a greater concentration of ideas in any writing than is found in the first chapter. The letter to the Romans treats of God’s righteousness revealed in Christ in the Gospel. The letter to the Ephesians goes forward to discourse of the things which are the privileged possession of those who are partakers of that “wisdom, righteousness, sanctification and redemption” which of God is in Christ Jesus. It is hoped that this book will help to attain a fuller knowledge of “the mystery of God’s will” which was revealed through the apostle to us Gentiles.

  • God’s call in Leviticus. For many who have read Leviticus today, even many who have embraced the Gospel of Christ, the wording of God’s call is not attractive; they are not drawn closer to God by the material in the book, but feel distant from Him and perplexed by much of the law. The objective of this book, therefore, is to show the relevance of Leviticus for today’s disciples of Christ, and to draw the unmistakable links between God’s message to the nation of Israel in the wilderness, and that to followers of the Lord Jesus who are in a wilderness of probation, endeavouring to enter fully into God’s promised rest.

  • In his exposition of this letter, the author in the first part deals with such subjects as “Paul’s character in the epistles” and also the doctrine covered in the epistle. In the second part of the book, there is a verse-by-verse commentary.

  • The author of this book examines carefully the development of Job’s character under trial. He sees the whole book as a powerful example of God’s self-revelation. He portrays the life of Job, moreover, as a parable of human life generally: afflicted by sin (typified by leprosy), in bondage to mortality, in need of redemption, and (with the eye of faith) looking to the hope of resurrection. Many helpful parallels between the language and events of Job’s life and Christ’s redemptive work are drawn. This book, comprising first an overall survey of the book and then chapter by chapter notes, is useful for all who want to understand more of this fascinating character from partiarchal times.

  • “There is nothing in ancient or modern language to be compared with this epistle. All the powers of Paul’s soul shine forth in its few pages. Broad and luminous view, keen logic, biting irony, everything that is most forcible in argument, vehement in indignation, ardent and tender in affection, is found here, combined and pured forth in a single stream, forming a work of irresistable power.”

    Over many years the author has studied this epistle. As a possible help to others to understand in some measure this epistle of “our beloved brother Paul”, “the Lord’s ambassador to us Gentiles”, this volume is published.

  • This commentary is divided into four sections with a chapter by chapter exposition of the message. A useful book to have to accompany the reading of this prophecy.

  • Ruth – Christadelphian Expositor