Christian reference

OYB_OT_CommentaryOYB_NT_CommentaryThe Open Your Bible Commentary
Creative 4 International, 2013
Two volumes: Old Testament and New Testament, written by leading evangelical pastor-teachers, edited by Martin Manser. An accessible, digestible, dependable, and practical resource, showing the context of each chapter of the Bible, drawing out the truth, and applying it to daily life.

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NIV_Bible_HandbookThe NIV Bible Handbook
A Comprehensive commentary on the Bible, by Alister McGrath, based on the New International Version and interspersed with sixty feature articles addressing difficult questions arising from the Bible. Martin Manser was Project editor on this book.

Hardback

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MH CommentaryThe New Matthew Henry Commentary:
Unabridged
Zondervan, 2013
What a joy this is! I have consistently used the complete Matthew Henry almost daily since I was a little boy – but I’m very aware that most people struggle to do that. As a family we have started to use this wonderful version of Matthew Henry in our daily Bible studies. Our two teenage sons are growing to love Matthew Henry and so many of the precious gems of this brilliant commentary are made available in such an easy and affordable manner. A huge thank you to Martin Manser and Zondervan for this major piece of work.” (Paul Blackham on Amazon.co.uk)

Kindle editions

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Who's who of the BibleWho’s Who of the Bible
An exhaustive listing of every individual whose name is mentioned in the Bible — over 3000.

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CLC Bible Companion

For the website of CLC Bible Companion, see

http://www.clcbiblecompanion.com

Here you can freely download several hundred PowerPoints

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Encounters with Jesus
Imagine you are Nicodemus on your way to meet Jesus this evening. What would be going through your mind right now? Or how would you really feel about Jesus if  you were John the Baptist  … or Pontius Pilate?

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Joy of Christmas
An inspirational book on Christmas, with short readings and quotations on this great theme. God taking on our humanity is the most amazing fact ever. This collection will help you discover afresh what Christmas is really all about.

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MH CommentaryThe New Matthew Henry Commentary
Zondervan, 2010
For an article I have written on updating Matthew Henry, click here.

Hardback

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Lion Bible Guide
Lion, 2010

Paperback

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Best Loved Prayers & Words of Wisdom
Harper Collins, 2009
“An invaluable compendium of well-loved prayers”, “useful for individuals to read and a source of inspiration when planning for a cermonial occasion, speech, wedding or funeral.”
Good Book Guide, April 2009. The Baptist Times,

Hardback
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Christian Christian Names
Harper Collins, 2009
For those seeking a baby name with a deeper meaning or one which has stood the test of time, this volume includes over 2,000 names inspired by the Bible and the Saints, with their meaning explained and the story of the biblical character or saint with the same name.

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Christianity for Blockheads
Zondervan, 2009
A user-friendly look at what Christians believe

Paperback

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Collins Bible Companion
Collins, 2009
The only book you need beside The Bible

Winner of the UK ‘Christian Reference Book of the Year award 2011’

Hardback

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Critical Companion to The Bible
Facts on File, 2009

Hardback

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Scapegoats Shambles & Shibboleths
Hodder & Stoughton, 2009
“If you’re at all interested in the origins of our extraordinary language then this entertaining and delightful companion will reward your interest over and over again.” Good Book Guide

Hardback

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Prayers for Good Times and Grim
Monarch, 2008
Prayers to nurture your relationship with God. An anthology of contemporary prayers for use in everyday life.

Hardback

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The Bible: Narrative and Illustrated
International Bible Society/WTL Publications, 2007

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TNIV Faith Bible (Compiler of Bible Helps Database)
Hodder & Stoughton, 2006
A fresh new contemporary translation with ‘Help from the Bible’ pages to provide guidance and encouragement when you are feeling, for example, sad, thankful, or worried.

Hardback

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TNIV Joy Bible (Compiler of Bible Helps Database)
Hodder & Stoughton, 2006
A fresh new contemporary translation with ‘Help from the Bible’ pages to provide guidance and encouragement when you are feeling, for example, sad, thankful, or worried.

Hardback

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TNIV Love Bible (Compiler of Bible Helps Database)
Hodder & Stoughton, 2006
A fresh new contemporary translation with ‘Help from the Bible’ pages to provide guidance and encouragement when you are feeling, for example, sad, thankful, or worried.

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TNIV Peace Bible (Compiler of Bible Helps Database)
Hodder & Stoughton, 2006
A fresh new contemporary translation with ‘Help from the Bible’ pages to provide guidance and encouragement when you are feeling, for example, sad, thankful, or worried.

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Wordsworth Book of Hymns (Compiler)
Wordsworth, 2006
A fresh anthology of favourite hymns.

Paperback

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Best Loved Christmas Carols
Harper Collins, 2005
“Perhaps the perfect Christmas gift! Packed with 150 traditional and modern poems, carols and readings, this book will give pleasure to Christmas celebrations and dinners for years to come.” Good Book Guide

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Collins Dictionary of the Bible
Collins, 2005

Paperback

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Walking With God: 365 Promises and Prayers from the Bible for Every day of the Year
Eagle, 2005

Paperback

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Dictionary of Saints
Harper Collins, 2004

Paperback

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Collins Gem Bible A-Z: People, places and concepts demystified
(Co-author with Martin Selman)
Collins, 2004
“The ideal companion to reading the Bible, this pocket-sized book is an excellent reference for keeping your understanding of the Bible’s structure clear, while providing a guide to the characters, places, and events that weave their way through the mighty tome. Perfect for dipping into at random.” Good Book Guide

Hardback

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A Treasury of Psalms
Lion, 2003
“A thematic anthology of Psalms chosen to inspire and encourage. Passages echo emotions of the heart including fear, loneliness, and joy. Fine art colour illustrations throughout.” Christian Marketplace

Hardback

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Dictionary of Classical Biblical Allusions
Facts on File, 2003
“The thoroughness of each entry is especially exemplary… This book is very useful… Highly Recommended.” Library Media

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The Joy of Christmas (Co-author with Andy Bianchi)
Barnes & Noble, Inc., 2003

Hardback

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The NRSV Cross-Reference Edition of the Bible (Managing Editor of Anglicized Edition)
Oxford University Press, 2003
“I welcome its all-round high standard, reliability of translation, elegance of language, clarity of wording, and sensitivity to issues of inclusiveness.” The Reverend Dr Derek J Tidball, Principal, London

Hardback

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The NRSV Cross-Reference Edition of the Bible with Apocrypha (Managing Editor of Anglicized Edition)
Oxford University Press, 2003

“A translation that is clearly understood, yet retains the power to inspire the reader through the dignity of its language. Its sound scholarly foundation provides a text that can unify Christians of many traditions.” The Most Reverend Dr Robin Eames, Archbishop of Ar

Hardback

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The Eagle Handbook of Bible Prayers (Co-author with Mike Beaumont)
Eagle, 2002
“…challenging and helpful… times in which we live surely call us to seriously consider our prayer life – personal and corporate. Difficult times should be great praying times.” Evangelical Times

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Biblical Quotations: A Reference Guide
Facts on File, 2001

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Daily Guidance
Cumberland House Publishing, 2001

Paperback

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Hearthside Book of Bible Quotations
Cumberland House, 2001
“Explains in context, some of the most quoted phrases in the English language, such as ‘salt and the earth.” Good Book Guide

Paperback

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The Hearthside Bible Dictionary co-author with Martin Selman
Cumberland House Publishing 2001

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The NIV Comprehensive Concordance (Editorial Consultant)
Hodder & Stoughton, 2001
“Users of this concordance will often have cause to be grateful for the sensitive way its editors have thought about their actual needs rather than giving a merely mechanical listing of words.” Dr R T France

Hardback

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Pocket NIV Concordance (Editor)
Hodder & Stoughton, 2001

Paperback

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The Westminster Collection of Christian Quotations
Westminster John Knox Press, 2001
“… a highly professional product, beautifully set out, easy to read and fully indexed.” Expository Times

Hardback

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The Eagle Handbook of Bible Promises (Co-author with Mike Beaumont)
Eagle, 2000
“This excellent collection of Bible promises will reassure and refresh Christians. It should proved an invaluable resource in the Christian soldier’s armoury.” Dr Alister E. McGrath, Principal, Wycliffe Hall
Hardback
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The Common Worship Lectionary (Managing Editor)
Oxford University Press, 1999

Hardback

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Draw Near to God, Daily Readings from Matthew Henry
Bryntirion Press, 1999

Paperback

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I Never Knew That Was In The Bible
Thomas Nelson, Inc, 1999
“People who love to study words and their origins will especially enjoy this volume, which, among other things, reveals the biblical roots of such well-known expressions as ‘by the skin of my teeth’ and ‘a fly in the ointment.” Christianity Today

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Lion Bible Quotation Collection
Lion, 1999

Hardback

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The NIV Thematic Reference Bible (Managing Editor)
Zondervan Publishing House, 1999

Hardback

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Zondervan Dictionary of Bible Themes (Managing Editor)
Zondervan, 1999
“Exceptional!” Today’s Books

Hardback

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Good News Bible Book of Facts
Marshall Pickering /Harper Collins, 1998
“Facts Galore. This unusual volume contains thousands of bits of ‘useless information’ together with interesting accounts connected with the Bible’s history and being.” Celebrate

Paperback

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Christian Prayer in Large Print
Oxford University Press, 1998
“Martin Manser has put together a wide-ranging anthology from diverse sources including the Bible, hymns, and writers from many different Christian traditions across the centuries.” The Millennium Book List

Paperback
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The Macmillan Dictionary of the Bible
(Co-author with Martin Selman)
Macmillan, 1998

Paperback

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This is Life in Christ (Editor)
Hodder & Stoughton, 1998
“You are in a state of panic. Your Home Group leader asked you weeks ago to do a talk on fellowship … Never fear, this new selection of 300 themes from the NIV Thematic Study Bible will solve all your problems.” Focus

Paperback

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Crash Course in Christian Teaching
Hodder & Stoughton, 1998
“This… is a comprehensive book offering concise guidance on key areas of the Christian faith.” Digest, Association of Christian Teachers

Paperback
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This is the Bible World (Editor)
Hodder & Stoughton, 1998
“… useful for preparing Bible studies, sermons, or school essays.” Renewal

Paperback

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This is our God (Editor)
Hodder & Stoughton, 1997

Paperback

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Dictionary of Bible Themes (Managing Editor)
Hodder & Stoughton, 1997

Hardback

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This is our Faith (Editor)
Hodder & Stoughton, 1997
“… especially useful for getting a quick overview of the biblical material in preparation for sermon or Bible Study.” NB Book Review

Paperback

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The NIV Thematic Bible (Managing Editor)
Hodder & Stoughton, 1996
“It is not simply a user-friendly tool, it is a user-edifying tool which will prove endlessly fruitful.” J. I. Packer in European Christian Bookstore Journal

Hardback

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The Lion Concise Book of Bible Quotations
Lion, 4th edition, 1996
“… a welcome aid for speakers as well as a source of delight and education for dippers and browsers.” Renewal

Paperback

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Daily Guidance
Collins Gem, 1995
“I have read this book daily, with my other Bible Readings for many years now. …Wonderfully refreshing, blessing for every Christian …an encouraging start for the day, for it is truly “Daily Guidance.” Bob Bell

Paperback

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Listening to God daily Bible reading series (Series Editor)
Bible Today/Creative Publishing, 1983
“You’ll find the Bible readings and comments in Listing to God visual and varied, informative, inspiring, pertinent, and practical.” Martyn J White, Managing Director, Scripture Press