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Book Give Away!

I wrote a new book which came out last Easter just after the first lockdown started, and so, well, even I sort of forgot about it. But, I eventually got my hands on a few copies, so, I'd like to give two of them away.  The book is about the theology of the founders of the Apostolic Church, so it should hopefully be of interest to Apostolic pastors, which means one of the copies is reserved for any pastor in the Apostolic Church. The other copy is for anyone in the UK (because international postage is too expensive, sorry!). Here's the link to enter the competition. (I've never tried making a competition before, so sorry if it's not the most slick!) There are four ways to enter.  1) Subscribe to the blog by email. 2) Follow me on Twitter. 3) Tweet about the competition using via the competition page above.  4) For the pastor copy, any pastor can email me at the address in the Apostolic Church UK Staff Address Book.  You can see the full table of contents on the Google b

Great Resource for Biblical Prayer

Matthew Henry is famous for his commentary. Now, however, thanks to Ligon Duncan, Henry's work on prayer may begin to gain some more widespread attention. Matthew Henry wrote A Method For Prayer in 1712, and now Ligon Duncan has updated it into an ESV version. How can you have an ESV version of a book? Well, that's the whole point of Henry's Method For Prayer; Henry's point was that better prayers were biblical prayers, and so much of the language comes straight from the Scriptures (hence the possibility of an ESV update).

The idea behind the website is to help Christians learn to pray in a more biblical way. Currently only an ESV version is available, but KJV, NIV, and NASB versions are coming soon, along with translations into French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Korean (with future plans for further languages). The site also gives the option of choosing between 'Corporate' or 'First Person' prayer, providing versions to be used by congregations or individuals.

Anyway, its not all that easy to explain, so the best thing is to visit the site.

And, if you don't trust my recommendations, here's what D.A. Carson and Michael Horton have to say:

"When a tool that has helped teach Christians to pray with biblical fidelity and spiritual integrity, across a span of three centuries, is being distributed again and in fresh ways, thoughtful believers can only applaud and give thanks to God for the grace that has brought forth this fruit."

D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois

"Prayer is an amazing privilege, but it’s also a discipline for which we need direction and instruction. Like a trellis, Henry’s Method for Prayer helps us to grow up in a Godward direction, not only to think more biblically, but to pray more biblically as well."

Michael Horton, Westminster Seminary California

(You can read some more recommendations on the site.)