Book Reviews

John Heading, Aberystwyth

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The Church and the churches. By W. E. Vine, M.A. Pp. 144. 12s. 6d. John Ritchie Ltd., Kilmarnock.

We are glad to see that a third edition of this work is now available to the Lord’s people, written by an author whose other works have appeared so regularly in Precious Seed. Many of our older readers will have profited from earlier editions, but a new generation of believers should now take advantage of this exposition of church truth. The first eight chapters of the book develop in detail the calling, constitution and destiny of the Church, while the remaining twelve chapters deal helpfully with the character, fellowship and service of local churches. We trust that many will be instructed by this ministry and encouraged to follow in these truths.

Romans chapter eight. By Andrew Borland, m.a. Pp. 144. 12s. 6d. John Ritchie Ltd., Kilmarnock.

Christian blessings vary from Epistle to Epistle, and Romans chapter eight unfolds the climax of these blessings from the point of view of the great doctrine of justification by faith. In this book, every word and phrase of the chapter is examined in order and in detail by the well-known Editor of The Believer’s Magazine. The author has succeeded in providing a gracious harmony of meditation and exposition. Believers, realising that they no longer walk after the flesh but after the Spirit, should delight to follow up this truth, thereby seeking the mind of God regarding what He expects from and also what He provides for those now walking after the Spirit.

J. H.

There are 7 articles in
ISSUE (1965, Volume 16 Issue 2)

On Baptism

Book Reviews

Effective Assembly Testimony - 1. INTERNAL TESTIMONY

The Four Gospels - 2. Distinguishing Characteristics

Gospel Work and other Assembly Activities

The Mount of Instruction

Revival and ‘Tongues’

This article is not part of a series

There are 66 articles by this author

The Merchants and the Children

The King and the Multitudes

Fruitfulness and Repentance

Communicating Spiritual Things by Spiritual Means

Service with Tears

Acts, A Study in New Testament Christianity

Divine Assessment and Witness

Epaphras, a Faithful Minister of Christ

Paul’s Charge to Timothy, The First Epistle to Timothy

Prophecy and the Present Age

Groupings Amongst Men

The Rapture and Subsequent Events

Summary of Daniel and Revelation

The Four Kingdom Amongst Men

Apostasy and Its End

How I was called to Salvation and Service - Introduction

Divine Involvement in Assembly Service

Types and Shadows in the Epistle to the Hebrews

Understanding 1 & 2 Chronicles - The House of God and its Service

Do You Pray for the Lord’s Servants?

Greater Than

Conversion, Baptism and Service

The Lordship of Christ in the Local Assembly

Luke’s Life of Christ

The Lordship of Christ in the Local Assembly (Part 2)

Prayer, Power, Plenitude, 1. 15 to 2. 10

Position, Privilege, Peace, 2. 11-22

Prisoner, Promise, Preaching, Prayer, Eph. 3. 1-21

Practical: Prophets, Pastors, Perfecting, 4. 1-16

Practical Conduct - Part 1: 4. 17-32

Practical Conduct - Part 2: 5. 1-20

Personal Relationships in the Family, 5. 21 to 6. 9

Power, Protection, Prayer, 6. 10-24

Parents and Children

Daily Bible Readings

The Seven - Thousand Year Miracle (Part 1)

What the Bible Teaches Vol. 6 John

The Seven - Thousand Year Miracle (Part 2)

The Maturity of Writer and Readers

Giving and Keeping

Purpose, Predestination, Pleasure, Praise, 1. 1-14


As Unknown and yet Well Known

The Beauty of the Assembly

The Holy Assembly


Zion (2)

Are You a Trustee?

The Lord's Titles


The Mount of Transfiguration

Genealogy of the Priests

Both Small and Great

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The Unity of the Godhead

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Book Review

Letters of Commendation - Additional Notes

How Amiable Are Thy Tabernacles

Twenty-One Years Ago

They Continued Steadfastly

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Matthew 21 - The Context of the Chapter

The Vineyard and the Stone

Parable of the Wedding Feast - Matthew 22. 1-14