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Books Available for Purchase

So far, I have written seven books, which are introduced below. Details for purchase are at the bottom of this page.

1. God's Story - A Bible Overview
2. The Lion and the Lamb - A Guide to the Inspiring Book of Revelation
3. Chaos in Corinth - A Study of the Book of 1 Corinthians
4. Gospel of Power - A Guide to Paul's Letter to the Romans
5. Trust and be Saved - A Guide to the Book of Isaiah
6. Press On or Give Up? - A Guide to the Book of Hebrews
7. God Rules the Nations - A Guide to the Book of Daniel

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A preview of each book containing a couple of chapters is available by clicking the link below the book description.

Trust and be Saved - A Guide to the Book of Isaiah

The Book of Isaiah is one of the great treasures of the Old Testament. It is sometimes called the “Fifth Gospel” because it contains some of the most profound theology in the OT, and because of the great insight it gives to the person and ministry of Jesus Christ, who would come more than seven hundred years in the future.

It gives a magnificent portrayal of the wonder, grandeur, power and majesty of God. Isaiah’s vision was of God high and lifted up, and the whole earth full of his glory. For Isaiah, God is the all-powerful Creator of the universe and sovereign Lord over all nations, who rules over all of history. Compared with him, any idols are nothing. From his vision, Isaiah also experienced God as the “Holy One of Israel”, who desired to forgive and restore his people.

Isaiah also brings a relevant challenge, both to his original hearers, and to people today, to trust God alone for salvation, and to resist the temptation to put trust in other things.

Sometimes the sheer length of the book can be off-putting. We can be familiar with the well-known Messianic passages and some favourite encouraging memory verses, but the other parts of the book can remain a bit of a mystery. Because the New Testament quotes and applies more passages from the Book of Isaiah than from any other Old Testament prophet, it is an important book for us to know and understand well.

The purpose of this book is to give an introduction and explanation of the Book of Isaiah, setting it into its original historical context, as well as explaining the overall message of the book. Without going into too much detail, it will also give an explanation of each section of the text of the book, showing its original meaning, and drawing out an application where appropriate.

The book concludes with two special studies. The first investigates whether it is legitimate to use Is 14:12-15 to teach that Satan is a fallen angel. The second looks at each of the 43 passages in Isaiah that are quoted in the NT, noting their original context and the lessons drawn out by the NT writers.

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Purchasing details

Each book is available as an electronic copy sent by email. Each book costs £5 (UK pounds, GBP).

These electronic copies are available in .pdf format, which can be read using Adobe Acrobat.

You are welcome to print out one copy of the book if you want a hard copy.

Please note this is copyrighted material which should not be copied in any form.

There are two ways to pay for them:

1. The most straightforward way is if you have a Paypal account, you can send me the money through our email address (there is an underscore between the "family" and the "spriggs"). Please put a note on the payment request to say which book or books you are sending money for.

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2. Using the Contact Julian link, you can send me an email to request a book. We can then arrange how to process the payment.

On receipt of payment, I will send the books to you.