Baptist Times

Reviewing Books for the Baptist Times began in 1956 and continued with the transition from the printed version to the online version in 2011. For Reviews from 2013 search on Gilmore at

Most had a short life but are listed here for the benefit of researchers. Some of the more significant titles, marked with an asterisk, are included in one of our Classified Bibliographies. Underlined authors offer a link to an abridged version on


House, E M, The Lively Oracles, 1956. (Nov 8). 

Cocks, H F Lovell, The Hope of Immortality, 1956. Dec 20).

Lampe, G E H, Reconciliation in Christ, 1956. (Nov 8).


Hosie, Lady, Jesus and Woman, 1956. (Jan 10)

Wickings, H F, The Covenant People of God, 1957. (April 18). 

*Bruce, F F, Second Thoughts on the Dead Sea Scrolls, 1957.(June 13).

Ellison, H L, Ezekiel, The Man and His Message, 1957. (July 11).

*Bruce, F F, The Teacher of Righteousness in the Qumran Texts, Tyndale Lecture. 1957. (Aug 1).

Hughes, Scripture and Myth, Tyndale Lecture. 1957 (Mar 13). 

Stible, P E, God Became Man, Tyndale Lecture. 1957. (Aug 1). 

*Parrot A M,, Golgotha and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, 1957. (Sep 26). 

*Parrot, A M, The Temple of Jerusalem, 1957. (Sep 26). 


Vawter, Bruce, A Path Through Genesis, 1957. (Jan 9).

*Parrot, A M, Samaria, the Capital of the Kingdom of Israel, 1958. (July 17).

*Parrot, A M, Babylon and the Old Testament, 1958. (July 17).

*Leaney, A C (ed), A Guide to the Scrolls, 1958. (Dec 24).


Foulkes, Francis, The Acts of God, 1959. (April 16).

Schonfield, Hugh J, The Bible was Right, 1959. (Mar 12).

Tizard, Leslie J, Facing Life and Death, 1959. (June 4)

*Allegro, John MarcoThe People of the Dead Sea Scrolls, 1959. (June 4). 


*Every, George, The Baptismal Sacrifice, 1959. (Jan 7)

West CC & D M Paton, The Missionary Church in East and West, 1959. (May 19).

*Russell, D S, Between the Testaments, 1960. (June 2).

*Bright, John, A History of Israel, 1960. (July 28).

*Grant, Frederick C, Basic Christian Beliefs, 1960. (Dec 1).


Grant, Frederick C, Ancient Judaism and the New Testament, 1960. (Oct 5).

Sparrow, Judge Gerald, Modern Judaism, 1961. (May 25).

Barclay, William, The Making of the Bible, 1961. (June 8).

Knight, George, People of Israel (1) Isaiah, 1961. (June 8) 

Paterson, John, The Wisdom of Israel, 1961. (June 8).  

Mitton, C L, The Good News, 1961. (June 8).


Williamson, G A, The World of Josephus, 1964. (Aug 12).


Ogden, Schubert, The Reality of God, 1967. (Mar 23).

Dewart, Leslie, The Future of Belief, 1967. (Sep 29).


Robinson, J A T, Exploration into God, 1967. (Jan 11).


Harrison, R K, Old Testament Times, 1972. (Mar 16).

Haughton, Rosemary, The Knife Edge of Experience, 1971. (Aug 3).

Walker, John Baptist, Christianity an End to Magic, 1972. (Dec 21). 


van Daalen, D H, The Real Resurrection, 1972. (Mar 22).

*Clark, Neville & R C D Jasper (eds), Initiation and Eucharist and An Order for Holy Communion, 1973. (May 3).

*Hulse, Erroll, Baptism and Church Membership, 1973. (May 3).

*Thornton, Martin, Prayer. A New Encounter, 1973. (June 28). 

*Earnshaw, Leslie, Worship for the Seventies, 1973. (June 7). 

Prescott, D M (ed), More Readings for the Senior Assembly, 1973. (June 7).

Hollings, Michael & Etta Gullick, The Shade of His Hand, 1973. (Aug 9).

Wright, R S, Asking Them Questions, 1973. (May 31).

Slack, Kenneth, Praying the Lord's Prayer, 1973. (July 26).

Brimer, James W & Sylvia Brimer, A Morning Assembly Book, 1973. (July 26).

Reynolds, E E, The Roman Catholic World in England and Wales, 1973. (Nov 1).

Duncan, Anthony D, The Priesthood of Man, 1973. (Nov 22).

Stacey, John (ed), Ministry and Ordination, 1973. (Dec 20).


Lord, Eric & Charles Bailey, A Reader in Religious and Moral Education, 1973. ((April 25).

Stacey, John(ed), About Worship, 1973. (Jan 31).

Williams, Howard, My Word, 1973. (Jan 17).

Cyrilla, Sister, Two Minutes at a Time, 1974. (July 25). 


Hegel, Martin, Victory Over Violence, 1075. (June 26).

*Johnston, David (ed), Uppsala to Nairobi, 1975. (Oct 30). 


Barker, C Edward, The Church's Neurosis and the Twentieth Century Revolutions, 1975. (Feb 5).


Brooks, R T, Communicating Conviction, 1983. (Dec 23).


Tutu, Desmond, Hope and Suffering, 1984. (Oct 4).

Reeves, Donald (ed), The Church and the State, 1984. (Oct 25).


Fiddes, Paul (et al), Bound to Love, 1985. (Oct 18).


Coomes, Anne, Festo Kivengere, 1990. (May 23).


Forde, Nigel, The Lantern and the Looking Glass, 1997. (Oct 29).

Coggan, Donald, Meet Paul, 1997. (Sep 17).


Beeson, Trevor, Window on Westminster, 1999. (April 8).

Beeson, Trevor, A Dean's Diary, Winchester 1987-96, 1999. (April 15).


*Nichols, Bridget, Literature in Christian Perspective. Becoming Faithful Readers, Darton, Longman and Todd, London, 2000.  (Jan 4).

*Platten, Stephen (ed), Ink and Spirit. Literature and Spirituality, Canterbury Press, Norwich, 2000 (Jan 4).

*Dottweiler & Jaspers (eds), Relgion and Literature, 2000. (Jan 4).


*Raina, Peter, Bishop George Bell, the Greatest Churchman: A Portrait in Letters, CTBI Publications, London, 2006. (Aug 31). 

Rajendra, Cecil, By Trial ‘N Terror, Bogle-L’Ouverture Press, London,  second edition, 2005.  (April 27).


Danals, Cynthia L, Funeral Services, Abingdon Press, Nashville,  2007.

*Parris, David Paul, Reading the Bible with Giants. How 2000 Years of Biblical Interpertation Can Shed New Light on Old Texts, Paternoster Press, Milton Keynes, 2006.  (Dec 13).


*Armstrong, Karen, The Bible. The Biography, Atlantic Books, London,2007.  (April 4)

*Bailey, Kenneth E, Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes, Cultural Studies in the Gospels, SPCK, London, 2008.  (Aug 7).

Beale, G K and D A Carson (eds), Commentary on the New Testament Use of the Old Testament, Baker Academic, Grand Rapids and Apollos, Nottingham, 2007.  (Dec 25).

Beeson, Trevor, Round the Church in Fifty Years. A Personal Journey. SCM Press, London, 2007. (July 24).

*Borg, Marcus J and John Dominic Crossan, The First Christmas. What the Gospels Really Teach About Jesus’s Birth, SPCK, London, 2008.

Bowden, John (ed), A Chronology of World Christianity, Continuum, London, 2007.  (Aug 29).

Langford, Andy, Christian Weddings. Resources to Make Your Ceremony Unique, second edition, Abingdon Press/Nashville, 2008. 

Pratt, J Wayne, Wedding Services, Abingdon Press/Nashville, 2008.

Vincent, Ray, Let the Bible Be Itself. Learning to Read it Right, O Books, Winchester, 2008.   (Nov 27).


Benton, Ann, Teenagers. Biblical Wisdom for Parents, Inter-Varsity Press, Nottingham, 2008.  (Jan 28).

Ehrman, Bart D, Whose Word Is It? The Story Behind Who Changed the New Testament and Why, Continuum, London, 2008. (Jan 8).

*Ferrell, Lori Anne, The Bible and the People, Yale University Press, Yale and London, 2008.  (May 21).

Mitchell, Henry H, Celebration and Experience in Preaching (Revised Edition), Abingdon Press, Nashville, 2008.  (June 18).


Dennis, Trevor, The Book of Books – The Bible Retold,

Lion, Oxford, 2003. (July 2). 

de Weyer, Robert Van, Celtic Parables: Stories, Poems and Prayers, SPCK, London, 2009 (1997 reprint).  (Jan 29).

Hill, Jonathan, The New Lion Handbook: The History of Christianity,Lion, Oxford. 2007. (May 21).

Tinker, Melvin, Reclaiming Genesis, Monarch Books, Oxford and Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, 2010.

Toly, Noah J and Daniel I Block (eds), Keeping God’s Earth. The Global Environment in Biblical Perspective, IVP Academic, Downers Grove, Il, USA and Apollos, Nottingham, 2010


Bauckham, Richard, The Bible In Politics. How to Read the Bible Politically, second edition, SPCK, London, 2010. (Feb 18).

Horrell, David G, Cherryl Hunt, Christopher Southgate, Francesca Stavrakopoulou (eds), Ecological Hermeneutics. Biblical, Historical and Theological Perspectives, T & T Clark, Edinburgh, 2010. (April 22).

Leonard, Chris, Is God For Real? Signposts and Stories for People who Wonder, SPCK, London, 2011.

Ward, Keith, The Promise, SPCK, London, 2010. (Jan 21).

Wright, Chris (ed), English Hexapla. The Gospel of John, White Tree Publishing, Bristol, 2010. (Jan 14).


*Wilson, Derek,The People’s Bible. The Remarkable History of the King James Version, Lion, Oxford, 2010. (Nov 16).


Bell, Steve and Colin Chapman (eds), Between Naivety and Hostility. Uncovering the Best Christian Responses to Islam in Britain, Authentic Media, Milton Keynes, 2011. (Dec 4).


*Barrett, Clive (ed), Unity in Process. Reflections on Ecumenism, Darton, Longman and Todd, London, 2012. (Feb 5).

Carter, Anne, Bewitched by Burma. A Unique Insight into Burma’s Complex Past, Matador, Kibworth Beauchamp, 2012. (Oct 4).

Metaxas, Eric, Amazing Grace. William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery, Authentic Media Limited, Milton Keynes, 2013. (April 30).

Miller, John, A Simple Life. Roland Walls & The Community of the Transfiguration, Saint Andrew Press, Edinburgh, 2014 (Dec 5)

Page, Nick, A Nearly Infallible History of Christianity, Hodder & Stoughton, London, 2013. (June 12).

Peck, Andy, Bible 60. God’s Story in 60 Snapshots, Crusade for World Revival, Farnham, 2013. (Jan 10).


*Clements, Keith, The Ecumenical Quest,  Publications, Geneva, 2015. (June 17).

McCracken, Viv (ed). Christian Faith and Social Justice, Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. (Aug 26).

Palmer, Martin and Katriana Hazell (eds), Stories of the Stranger. Encounters with Exiles and Outsiders, Bene Factum Publishing, London, 2014. (May 13)., Geneva, 2015. (June 17).

McCracken, Viv (ed). Christian Faith and Social Justice, Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. (Aug 26).

Palmer, Martin and Katriana Hazell (eds), Stories of the Stranger. Encounters with Exiles and Outsiders, Bene Factum Publishing, London, 2014. (May 13).

Steven, Kenneth, Iona. The Other Island, with photographs by Iain Sarjeant, Saint Andrew Press, Edinburgh, 2014. (Feb 5).

The 'Other' is My Neighbour, Developing an Ecumenical Response to Migration, WCC Publications, Geneva, 2015. (June 4).


Baroness Cox, and others, Magna Carta Unravelled. The Case for Christian Freedoms Today, Wilberforce Publications, London, 2015. (Jan 26).

Kim, Grace J-Sun,(ed), Making Peace with the Earth. Action and Advocacy in Climate Justice,  WCC Publications, Geneva, 2016. (Oct 20).

Chitando, Ezra & Nyambiura Njoroge (eds),  Abundant Life. The Churches and Sexuality,  WCC Publications, Geneva, 2016. (Oct 20).

Chunakara, Mathews George (ed), Christian Self-Understanding in the Context of Hindu Religion, Tiruvalla, India. (Oct 10).

Samways, John, God's Fingerprints, (Jan 22).

Williams, Rowan, Meeting God in Paul. SPCK, London, 2015. (June 20).

*Russell, Hilary, A Faithful Presence. Working Together for the Common Good, SCM Press, London, 2015. Dec 16).


*Deacy, Christopher, Christmas as Religion. Re-thinking Santa, the Secular and the Sacred, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016. (March 22).

*Seltman, Muriel, Rescuing God from Religion, Matador, Kidworth Beauchamp, 2016. (May10).

Brearley, Christopher, Is Life Worth LivingSome Thoughts on the Message of Ecclesiastes, Zaccmedia, Milton Keynes, 2016. (April 14).

Wilson, Bryan R, Religion in Secular Society 50 Years On, edited by Steve Bruce, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016 (1969 reprint). (May 11).

*Mann, Rachel, Fierce Imaginings. The Great War, Ritual, Memory and God, Darton, Longman & Todd, London, 2017. (Aug 23).

*Clements, Keith, Look Back in Hope. An Ecumenical Life, Resource Publications, Eugene, Oregon, and Lightning Source, Milton Keynes, 2017.

*Bayfield, Tony (ed), Deep Calls to Deep. Transforming Conversations Between Jews and Christians, SCM Press, London, 2017. (Nov 7).

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