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How can we better read the Bible? What is the significance of Jesus’ ascension? How can Christians better keep the Sabbath? What difference does the atonement make? The Day One Biblical and Theological Studies Collection is designed to help Christians think biblically about a variety of theological issues that confront evangelicals. Many of the themes are theological, but—since the Bible never teaches doctrine in isolation—each book contains a practical edge. These books are intended to stimulate fruitful theological thinking on a number of topics, including social issues, practical application of the Bible, and doctrine.

Some of these books are born out of controversy or inspired by pressing social concerns. Others are meant to fill a particular gap in contemporary theological discussion or address already-popular theological topics from an evangelical perspective. But all books in this collection stem from the urgent desire to make important theological topics accessible to all readers. They are written by pastors and scholars who have a proven ability to grapple with important trends in theological and biblical studies, and who have a knack for writing in easy-to-understand language.

Each book in the Day One Biblical and Theological Studies Collection contains an introduction to important theological themes that have shaped the history of the church, along with outlines, maps, illustrations, and diagrams to help you grasp what you’re reading. Many books also include helpful chapter summaries, study guides, discussions questions, and suggestions for further reading, making the books in the Day One Biblical and Theological Studies Collection perfect for both individual and group study.

The Day One Biblical and Theological Studies Collection is ideal for readers seeking in-depth study and for those exploring these theological topics for the first time. What’s more, the Logos edition of the Day One Biblical and Theological Studies Collection gives you access to a wealth of information for further study and reflection in your Libronix library, such as maps, commentaries, theological works, and your favorite Bible translations—all at the click of a mouse! Studying important topics in biblical and theological studies has never been easier!

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  • Maps, illustrations, and diagrams
  • Helpful chapter summaries and study guides

Praise for the Print Edition

I continue to be thankful for the publications of Day One. They are biblical; they have sound theology; and they are relative to the issues at hand. The material is condensed and manageable while, at the same time, being complete—challenging balance to find. We are happy in our ministry to make use of these excellent publications.

John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, California

Product Details

  • Title: Day One Biblical and Theological Studies Collection
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Volumes: 24
  • Pages: 4,277

Barnabas: A Good Man, Full of Faith

  • Author: Robert Dale
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 96

If Christians were to vote for their favorite Bible character, Barnabas would surely be in the top ten. Most of us feel drawn to this warm-hearted disciple, who so wonderfully lives up to his name, “Son of Encouragement.” In these character studies based on passages in Acts, Robert Dale helps us to appreciate—and encourages us to imitate—this wonderful man, who himself is a reflection of a still greater man, our Lord Jesus Christ, the greatest encourager of all.

This is a very uplifting book. Here you will find copious investigation, studious exposition and judicious application from the biblical record of a generous man so full of Christ that he was a constant encouragement to the church. What more could you ask for?

—John Benton, editor, Evangelicals Now, and author

It is easy to underestimate the apostle Barnabas, who is overshadowed by his fellow worker, the apostle Paul. Robert Dale’s study displays Barnabas’ godly character, increases our appreciation of his role in the growth of the New Testament church, and draws numerous insights of application for personal godliness and the work of the ministry. Recommended for pastors and lay readers.

—Les Bollinger, pastor, Beaver Baptist Church, Beaver, Pennsylvania

Robert Dale is pastor of Lincoln Evangelical Church, in the east of England. Converted at the age of twenty-two, he worked for seventeen years in London, before becoming pastor of a small Baptist church in Surrey in 1988; he moved to Lincoln in 2002. He and his wife, Jane, have a son, Jonathan, and a daughter, Hannah.

Samson: Man of Strength, Man of Weakness

  • Author: Colin D. Jones
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 160

The story of Samson is one of the most exciting and intriguing in the whole of Scripture. It is a simultaneous insight into his incredible strength and persistent weakness. We marvel at the thrilling accounts of unorthodox battles and awe-inspiring demonstrations of physical power. Sadly, we also wonder at his apparent inability to learn from his own mistakes as he follows his passions to their inevitable end. This rollercoaster of a story sweeps us from the rich promises accompanying his birth, through the tragedies and triumphs of his life. The story almost ends with the pitiable sight of him as the blind captive of his life-long enemies, the Philistines. Yet, there is still one surprising twist to this epic tale—victory through death. Throughout the story, we trace the contrasts with the great Judge of Israel—Christ.

Colin Jones has made an enigmatic narrative powerfully relevant... Careful exegesis, confronting the hard parts with honesty, and comparing and contrasting with the life of Jesus Christ, together with practical application, makes this commentary a powerful blend of personal Bible study aid, a group discussion starter, and a challenge for every Christian life. An accessible must for anyone interested in the life and times of Samson and its relevance for today.

—Brian H. Edwards

Colin D. Jones has been in the ministry since 1971. He became the pastor of Three Bridges Free Church, Crawley in 1996 after twenty-two years of ministry at Wem Baptist Church, Shropshire. He is a long-serving member of the Council of the FIEC and is author of Exploring Esther: Serving the Unseen God. He and his wife, Chris, have four daughters: Esther, Abigail, Tirzah and Miriam.

The Bible Panorama

  • Author: Gerard Chrispin
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 672

This is a unique introduction to and survey of the Bible, giving an overview of each book of the Bible and taking into consideration the message of each verse, without actually being a verse-by-verse commentary. It provides a series of very memorable outlines for each chapter of the Bible. It also includes a succinct, but vigorous defense of the Bible and concludes with a number of reading schemes to guide readers through Scripture.

This timely and impressive tome by Gerard Chrispin is a valuable tool to get us all into the Bible and all the Bible into us; how grateful I am for such a practical help now to continue reading through the whole Bible.

—Richard Cunningham, Director of UCCF, U.K.

Gerard Chrispin has assembled helpful overviews of every passage of Scripture, with clear outlines that will give you a better grasp of Scripture, no matter where you are in your spiritual journey.

—Phil Johnson, Executive Director of Grace To You

Gerard Chrispin is a lawyer who is also qualified and experienced in management. He has travelled widely in both the USA and Europe. As well as being an itinerant pastor and conference speaker, he has developed and directs a far-reaching prison evangelism ministry. He has written The Resurrection, The Unopened Gift, Philippians for Today, Priorities from Prison, and three evangelistic booklets. He is married with three adult children and four grandchildren.

Jesus: The Life-Changer

  • Author: Simon Robinson
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 93

Imagine what it would have been like to have met Jesus face to face when he lived in the Middle East 2,000 years ago. The Gospels give us vivid accounts of some of the people who did, but wouldn’t it be useful to hear of these life-changing encounters from the individuals themselves? In this fascinating book, Simon Robinson steps into the shoes of some of these characters, and presents a unique view of Jesus from their perspective. We hear how Peter, one of the disciples, struggled after denying that he knew Jesus; how a notorious woman felt as she was challenged when he talked about her shameful past; and many more inside-stories from people who met Jesus—the life changer.

Now, this book is different! One sees the real Jesus through an unusual set of eyes. But if you are intrigued as to whom Jesus is, and what he did, you will enjoy this book. Be careful, though—you may find that you are different after reading it!

—Roger Carswell

Simon Robinson has been in pastoral ministry since 1988 and is currently the pastor of Walton Evangelical Church, Chesterfield. He is the author of Improving Your Quiet Time, and Growing for God and is married to Hazel, with two sons, Andrew and Matthew.

Blessed: The Beatitudes for Today

  • Author: John Blanchard
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 263

The Beatitudes are widely recognized as forming a pivotal point in the life and teaching of Jesus. In this engagingly written book John Blanchard clearly shows why their message is so relevant and up to date, his thorough treatment of their dynamic text applies their message to many areas of contemporary Christian living.

Encouraging and challenging, this book lives up to its title.

Evangelical Times

A stimulating, humbling, encouraging, practical treatment of the Beatitudes in a very readable style...As usual with the author, the writing is crystal clear with hardly a dull moment. The quality of the doctrinal and practical content is of the highest order.

Evangelicals Now

John Blanchard is an internationally known author, teacher, apologist, and conference speaker. Some fifteen million of his publications are in print in over forty languages, and his best-sellers include Right with God, Ultimate Questions, Does God Believe in Atheists?, Truth for Life, Has Science Got Rid of God?, and Where is God When Things Go Wrong?

The Lord’s Prayer for Today

  • Author: Derek Prime
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 150

The Lord’s Prayer is the only pattern prayer the Lord Jesus provided and is timeless in purpose and function. It indicates how we are to pray throughout our life in this present world. Its truths do not change. The necessity for us to be reminded of them is essential. The Lord’s Prayer reminds us, at its very beginning, that true worship of God arises from a living relationship with him as our Father through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Derek Prime was for many years the pastor of Charlotte Baptist Chapel, Edinburgh. He is now a well-known convention speaker and author of many books.

The Ten Commandments for Today

  • Author: Brian Edwards
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 288

At a time when the nation’s morality is in alarming decline, it is surprising that so little has been written on the Ten Commandments. Brian Edwards gives us a modern commentary, carefully uncovering their true meaning and incisively applying them to our contemporary society.

Edwards’ book finds a well-deserved place at the cutting edge of application of this important theme.

The Banner of Truth Magazine

This is a highly readable treatment of a vital subject and can be gratefully recommended.

Evangelical Times

Seldom have I appreciated a book more than this one...

The Gospel Magazine

Brian Edwards was pastor of Hook Evangelical Church, Surbiton, for twenty-nine years before becoming president of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. He is an international speaker, a member of the Tyndale Society, and editor of the Travel Guide series. He has a ministry of writing, lecturing and preaching and is the author of over eleven books. Brian lives in Surrey and has two sons and three granddaughters.

Theophany: Close Encounters with the Son of God

  • Author: Jonathan Stephen
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 160

Many Christians think of the Old Testament as a document of historic interest, but with little to help them in their spiritual walk. Such people will discover from this volume that the Lord Jesus Christ is very clearly displayed in the book of Genesis as he appears to a number of the patriarchs. Jonathan Stephen’s easy-to-read style and up-to-date application of the truth of God will bring enrichment to many people. This book will not only help those believers who see little value in the Old Testament, but it will also be a great strength to those who have known and valued the Word of God for many years and who seek to live their lives in the light of it.

This book is greatly enhanced because these chapters started life as sermons… The publishers are to be commended for making this warm teaching available to a much wider audience in the more easily accessible form of a book.

—Michael Bentley

Jonathan Stephen is president of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. He is the pastor of Carey Baptist Church in Reading, England, and holds degrees from the Universities of Wales and Birmingham in sociology and social anthropology. Jonathan is married to Sheila and they have one son.

Understanding and Enjoying the Bible

  • Author: Paul Brown
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 128

Do you find yourself reading certain books of the Bible quite frequently—the Gospels, Psalms, Paul’s letters—but almost entirely overlooking others—Ezekiel or Leviticus, for example? Or perhaps you regularly plod your way through the whole Bible but find some books very difficult to understand? This book will help you to understand more clearly what you are reading.

Paul Brown is the pastor of Dunstable Baptist Church. After studying at London Bible College, he became an assistant pastor and has been in the pastoral ministry for some forty years. He has engaged in further studies with the Evangelical Theological College of Wales and serves on the Theological Committee of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. He is married with three children and five grandchildren.

On the First Day of the Week: God, the Christian, and the Sabbath

  • Author: Iain D. Campbell
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 224

In an increasingly secular world, the personal and social benefits of Sabbath-keeping are continually eroding. The church—not just the world—is finding it increasingly difficult to defend the traditional view that the fourth commandment is still binding on us, and that God wants us to honor the first day of the week, the Lord’s Day, as a Christian Sabbath. This book examines some of the issues raised in this debate, and argues that the Sabbath principle is one which is still binding, relevant, necessary, and beneficial.

Dr. Campbell’s book is a joy to read. It is well-written and easy to understand.

—Dr. Joel Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Rev. Dr. Iain D. Campbell is pastor of Back Free Church of Scotland on the Isle of Lewis. He trained for the ministry at the University of Glasgow and at the Free Church College, Edinburgh. His Ph.D. is from the University of Edinburgh. He contributes regularly to several theological journals, and is author of several other books, including The Gospel According to Ruth. His wife, Anne, is a teacher, and they have three children.

The Divine Substitute: The Atonement in the Bible and History

  • Authors: Brian Edwards, Ian Shaw
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 160

Why did Christ have to die such a terrible death on the cross? Was there no other way? Why was there need for a divine substitute? This book explores the very heart of the Christian Gospel—that Christ died in the place of sinners, bearing their sin and guilt and the just and holy punishment that they deserved from God. The doctrine of the atonement has become the subject of intense debate, and this book shows that the understanding of the death of Christ as a work of penal substitution is the principal way—though not the only way—in which the Bible views the death of Christ, and that this has been taught at every period in the history of the church.

A timely reminder…that the theme of penal substitution has always been at the very heart of biblical Christianity.

—John Brand, U.K. Director, Africa Inland Mission International

Brian Edwards was pastor of Hook Evangelical Church, Surbiton, for twenty-nine years, before becoming president of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. He is an international speaker and a member of the Tyndale Society. He has a ministry of writing, lecturing and preaching, and is the author of over eleven books. Brian lives in Surrey and has two sons and three granddaughters.

Ian Shaw has been lecturer at the International Christian College in Glasgow since 1996. He has a Ph.D. in church history from the University of Manchester.

Grace— Amazing Grace

  • Author: Brian Edwards
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Pages: 352

“Grace is one of the most beautiful words in any language and it is the supreme description of God.” With these opening words, the author introduces his theme. The sixteen chapters portray the grace of God in a variety of aspects. The author penetrates the richness of his subject in a popular and compelling style—it is theology for the heart. This book is firmly theological, warmly devotional, and eminently practical. Brian Edwards challenges commonly accepted positions in the chapter, “Forgiving Grace,” and provides robust chapters on universal grace and incarnate grace. In particular, his chapter entitled “Ultimate Grace” fittingly concludes his study of the subject.

Brian Edwards was pastor of Hook Evangelical Church, Surbiton, for twenty-nine years, before becoming president of the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. He is an international speaker and a member of the Tyndale Society. He has a ministry of writing, lecturing and preaching, and is the author of over eleven books. Brian lives in Surrey and has two sons and three granddaughters.

Before the Throne of God Above: Jesus, Our Heavenly High Priest

  • Author: Mike Plant
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 121

Why do we need a High Priest? What is the link between Jesus’ life on earth and his present work as our High Priest? What is Jesus actually doing when he intercedes for us? What impact should it have on our lives? In a simple, non-technical way, this book aims to look at the subject of the heavenly High Priesthood of Christ.

For good reason, evangelical Christians have been keen to emphasize the finished work of Christ on the cross in their presentation of the Gospel. Understandably—but to our loss—this emphasis has not always been accompanied by a similar emphasis on the ongoing work of the Lord Jesus in glory where, as our great High Priest, he always lives to intercede for his people.

Mike Plant has been serving as the general secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches since September, 2003. He lives in Middlesbrough, where he had previously served as minister of Cannon Park Congregational Church for twenty-one years. Mike is married to Margaret and they have two sons.

The Lord of the Sabbath: The Riches of God’s Rest

  • Author: Keith Weber
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 168

The true worth and importance of the fourth commandment are brought out in this book as Keith Weber examines what God has revealed about his holy day. Jesus, who declared himself to be the Lord of the Sabbath, who is the same yesterday, today and forever, the Alpha and the Omega, has shown us that this commandment has been, and always will be, central to a healthy and fruitful relationship with him.

Sports, consumerism, and preference for leisure activities have eroded the Lord’s Day. Few now take the Christian Sabbath to mean a whole day set apart. Neglect has been largely due to erroneous thinking or ignorance about what the Bible teaches… This clear, constructive exposition is designed to establish and strengthen the Lord’s Day for God’s glory and our good. I heartily commend it.

—Erroll Hulse, editor, Reformation Today

Keith Weber became a Christian in 1965 while at the university in Aberystwyth. For many years he taught mathematics before leaving the profession to develop his own business in typography and print. Membership of Cuckfield Baptist Church in Sussex spanned some twenty-five years, where latterly he served the church on the eldership until moving in 2005 to Leominster in Herefordshire, England. He and his wife, Rhiannon, who have four children and five grandchildren, are now members of Leominster Baptist Church.

The Great Exchange: Justification by Faith Alone in the Light of Recent Thought

  • Author: Philip Eveson
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 228

While there is much by way of activity around the world in sharing the message of Gods love, at times there is a lack of clarity on exactly how it is that God saves and accepts sinners. Right at the heart of Gods redemptive love is the cross of Christ, and the work which Jesus did in purchasing our salvation. In this book, Dr. Eveson helpfully opens up the Bible’s teaching on justification, and then compares it with modern thinking, notably with Roman Catholicism and modern ecumenical projects, and with the views of Rev. Tom Wright. The book includes detailed general and Scripture index.

This piece of clear, warm theology is a priceless guide and example. Absorb, teach, rejoice in these pages! Very highly recommended.

The Banner of Truth Magazine

...a very timely book… must reading for ministers and all thinking Christians.

—British Evangelical Council

A native of Wrexham, Philip Eveson obtained his initial degree in biblical studies at the University College of North Wales, Bangor. From there, he was awarded a scholarship to read theology at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He later gained his M.Th. in Hebrew and Aramaic Studies at Kings College, London and is a member of the Tyndale Fellowship for biblical research. After ministering in Wales, he moved to London, and he is resident tutor and lecturer in biblical languages and exegesis at the London Theological Seminary.

The Resurrection: The Unopened Gift

  • Author: Gerard Chrispin
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 176

After summarizing in the first chapter the overwhelming evidence for the resurrection of Christ, the other chapters discuss the implications for daily living and understanding key Bible teaching. The gospel is covered from many angles and thus this is appropriate for those seeking, as well as Christians needing encouraging and teaching.

Reading this book gave me a growing awareness that the truth of Jesus’ resurrection influences all areas of our daily Christian lives.

—John Dargie, Grapevine

A helpful handbook for believers.

John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, California

A former criminal lawyer and manager, Gerard Chrispin is a Bible teacher and evangelist. He is an Associate Evangelist of Young Life, an itinerant pastor with the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches, and former chairman of both United Beach Missions and its European subsidiary, Missions Vacances. He has authored several books, including The Bible Panorama (part of this collection). A former keen rugby player and cricketer, he is married to Phillippa, is a father of three, and a doting grandfather of five.

The Ascension: The Shout of a King

  • Author: Derek Prime
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Pages: 150

Many Christians overlook that the ascension was as much an act of God’s power as the resurrection. We need to take time to meditate on the work of Christ, in order to appreciate the full consequences of the great things he has done for us. Before the ascension, it was the Lord Jesus Christ who proclaimed the message of salvation. After the ascension, Jesus’ representatives were to do the same in the interests of God’s kingdom.

In The Ascension: The Shout of a King, Derek Prime argues that if we neglect our Savior’s ascension and continuing work, we risk losing sight of his unique and central place in the life of the Church. The Christian’s hope will only remain vital and alive as we fix our eyes upon the ascended Lord Jesus alone. The Holy Spirit can enlighten us in our understanding of the Scripture so that we appreciate all that God has freely given us in his Son’s ascension and continuing work on our behalf. If the death of Jesus determines how we as Christians should live, so should his ascension.

Happily commended!

Evangelicals Now

This book is a winner.

English Churchman

For many years, Derek Prime was pastor of Charlotte Baptist Chapel, Edinburgh. He is now a well-known convention speaker and author of several books, including The Lord’s Prayer for Today, also in this collection.

Our Perfect God: A Summary of the Attributes of God

  • Author: Tim Shenton
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 80

Many Christians go through life without ever seriously considering what the Bible actually teaches about God. They believe that such a study is far too deep for the ordinary believer and therefore only useful for theologians and committed Bible students. Our Perfect God undoes that preconceived idea and revives an interest in the being of God among ordinary people.

…A sure-footed guide… I’m grateful for this well-written and accessible study on the being and ways of God.

—Dr. Tim Brady, Principal, Moorlands College

Tim Shenton is the head teacher of St. Martin’s School and an elder at Lansdowne Baptist Church, Bournemouth. He is married with two daughters. He has researched and written extensively on church history, specializing in the eighteenth century, and is also author of Forgotten Heroes of Revival and two books for younger readers: Readings from James and The life of Abraham.

From Eden to Egypt: Exploring the Genesis Themes

  • Author: Peter Williams
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 256

Genesis comes first in the biblical canon and arguably forms the foundation for understanding the rest of the Bible. Its great narratives of the patriarchs and exciting stories capture the imagination of the youngest reader, and its great themes, like creation, the Fall, and the flood help answer many questions. Important issues are all dealt with ably, but this is not a technical commentary; the author’s main concern is with the spiritual purpose of the book, and he draws out those profound truths which still apply to God’s people today.

I heartily recommend this book; a valuable aid to the understanding of Genesis.

Evangelical Times

Peter Williams is from New South Wales. He is a graduate of the University of Wales and has degrees in theology and philosophy. Following ordination, he served churches in England and Wales and since retirement he has continued a preaching ministry. He is married to Brenda and they live in Bournemouth. They have a son and daughter and three grandsons.

University: The Real Challenge

  • Author: Andrew King
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 64

Is the university good for young Christians? Is it a great maturing process, a time of spiritual growth and evangelism? Or is it a time of overwhelming worldly influence, compromise and drifting away from God? It should and can be the former—a time to grow spiritually and serve God well. But there are very real dangers to be avoided. This booklet helps prospective students, parents and churches to prepare to cope with and, where possible, to avoid key dangers, as well as to make the very most of the wonderful opportunities of life as a student.

A timely and deeply Biblical resource to help prospective students flourish.

—John Bombaro, Ph.D., John Newton International Center for Christian Studies

Thoroughly Biblical, short, easy-to-read and very well applied.

—Rico Tice, Associate Minister (Evangelism), All Souls Church, Langham Place, London

Planning for university is certainly a big challenge. This booklet will help students greatly because it describes key biblical principles in a succinct manner and also gives helpful case studies and illustrations.

—Dr. Stuart Burgess, University of Bristol

Dr. Andrew King, B.Eng., M.Sc., Ph.D., C.Eng., M.I.Mech.E., is a lecturer in engineering design at the University of Bristol. He teaches both undergraduate and postgraduate students and has first-hand experience of student welfare.

Happily Ever After?

  • Author: Martin Holdt
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 64

The matter of marriage and divorce has become sensitive, emotive, and even controversial. Married couples who experience tension in their relationship need all the help they can get to weather the storms of humanism, selfishness and hedonism, which have all contributed to the havoc which has led to the unfortunate dissolution of far too many marriages. Words in season from every possible source are necessary to stem the tide of marital failure. Here, with deep insight and careful pastoral sensitivity, Martin Holdt brings clear and practical teaching from the Bible on the topic.

Here is a straightforward resource crammed with clear, practical and spiritual counsel. I know of nothing better.

—John Blanchard, author, apologist, and evangelist

Thoroughly biblical and lovingly written, it will… be a valuable tool for pastors to give to all who are thinking of or struggling with divorce.

—Brian A. Russell, author and retired pastor, having served churches in South Africa, Zimbabwe and the USA

...Trenchantly biblical, fervently compassionate, thoroughly sensible. Pastor Holdt so deftly combines realism and hope in this treatment of divorce.

—Dale Ralph Davis, former Professor of Old Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi, and minister at Woodland Presbyterian Church, Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Finally, here is a biblical, succinct, practical, pastoral treatment of the painful subject of divorce—showing its tragedy, expounding its reasons, and unveiling how to respond to it and cope with it.

—Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Martin Holdt was born in South Africa and has travelled to many parts of the world to speak at various conferences. In his forty-one years in the ministry, he has planted four churches and been pastor of four others. He has also been a regular speaker on a national Christian radio station for over twenty-five years. He is married to Elsabe and has five children and seven grandchildren.

Going Out, Marriage, and Sex: What the Bible Says about It

  • Authors: Chris Richards, Liz Jones
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 64

God calls us to follow him in every area of our lives; one of the most challenging is in the realm of our sexuality. We were beautifully, intricately created as sexual beings, but we are so quickly marred when we disregard God’s instructions. Here, two doctors sensitively address the matter within a clear biblical and medical framework.

…Honestly and frankly explains what the Bible teaches on sex and relationships.

—Roger Carswell

This book gives straight, honest answers to the many questions young people have about love, sex and relationships. It is clearly written, with plenty of real life examples. The authors show that when we trust God with every aspect of our lives, then we find real and lasting happiness.

—Sharon James, author and speaker

This is a fantastic book…It is about remaining pure before marriage, and it gives many different reasons why this is wise. Dr. Chris Richards and Dr. Liz Jones have explored what the Bible teaches on the subject, and there are biblical references throughout. As doctors, they give medical reasons why it is best to save sex for marriage. I would recommend every church to make this available to their young people. It is certainly the most concise and honest book I have ever read on the subject.

—Susan Woolin, Haworth

Dr. Chris Richards and Dr. Liz Jones are medical doctors from the north of England. They are presenters and trustees for the charity Lovewise.

A Cup of Cold Water

  • Author: Julia Jones
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 64

Through true hospitality, relationships between Christians can be wonderfully deepened. In this highly practical little book, Julia Jones gives careful consideration to such matters as the biblical basis for giving hospitality, why some people find it hard to show hospitality, what hospitality looks like, how to get ready for it, and how to exercise hospitality with sensitivity.

Born and brought up in Yorkshire, England, Julia Jones became a Christian during her student days. She later returned to student work with UCCF. For the past sixteen years, Julia has been involved in church ministry alongside her husband, Daryl. She is part of the FIEC women’s ministry team and speaks at women’s conferences. Julia is the mother of two teenagers, Harry and Libby.

True or False: Thinking Correctly about New Spirituality

  • Author: Peter Jones
  • Publisher: Day One Publications
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 96

Are you searching for spirituality? It’s important not to get the wrong product! Common opinion says that any one religious view is as valid as another, and that it is intolerant and hateful to believe in only one truth. But suppose there is only one truth; suppose spiritual deception is a real and present danger. True or False? Peter Jones considers five major differences between worship of creation and worship of the Creator. If you are puzzled by today’s spirituality, this booklet will help you to make the most important choice—the wisest choice—without getting the wrong product. And if you are already a true believer in Jesus, it will help you share your faith in a convincing way.

Peter Jones is on the cutting edge of culture. This book cuts to the chase on the issue of the viability of the truth of Christianity in the midst of paganism.

John MacArthur, Pastor-Teacher, Grace Community Church, California

Peter Jones holds an M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Harvard Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is Director of Christian Witness to a Pagan Planet and adjunct professor at Westminster Seminary in California. He is author of several books which analyze pagan spirituality.