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Tyndale New Testament, The: 1526 EDITION
Tyndale New Testament, The: 1526 EDITION
by Hendrickson Publishing
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 53.63
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5.0 out of 5 stars A beautiful facsimile, and valuable for research, April 27 2016
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We live in a truly blessed age when we can for a nominal cost have this beautiful edition of Tyndale's 1526 New Testament. Only two original copies are left in the world, and this replicates the best one.

Tyndale did go on to revise this New Testament in 1534, making over 5000 changes, including reversions to Hebrew manners of speech that he did not recognize in his first translation. When he worked on the Pentateuch he learned much that enabled him to return and improve the New Testament. Then a final revision followed in 1535.

Tyndale's older English is beautiful, but in places very difficult to understand. His 1535 New Testament has been lightly updated by Baruch House Publishing to bring out the full meaning in a delicate update that leaves the historic words of the faith intact:
The October Testament: The New Testament of the New Matthew Bible

The New Testament: A Reprint of the Edition of 1534 with the Translator's Prefaces and Notes and the Variants of the Edition of 1525
The New Testament: A Reprint of the Edition of 1534 with the Translator's Prefaces and Notes and the Variants of the Edition of 1525
by N Hardy Wallis
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 98.95
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's faithfulness is wonderful, though the older English can be difficult, April 27 2016
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It is a gift to have Tyndale's New Testament available to read. It's faithfulness is wonderful, though the older English can be difficult, and thus the full meaning is obscured.

Tyndale's 1534 New Testament was not his last. He went on to make a final revision in 1535, called the GH edition, which was carried by John Rogers into the 1537 Matthew Bible.

Readers will be blessed to read the gentle updating of Tyndale's 1535 New Testament as it was published in the Matthew Bible, complete with Reformation commentaries, now published in a version which brings all its truth out in full meaning while keeping the historic words of the faith and beauty of Tyndale's English:
The October Testament: The New Testament of the New Matthew Bible

On the Trinity
On the Trinity
by St. Hilary of Poitiers
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 10.83
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality scanned edition, April 21 2016
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Ce commentaire est de: On the Trinity (Paperback)
This is a scanned copy of another work, and there are way too many typos. "rite Ward" apparently means "the Word." Don't waste your money. I returned it.

Dojo Daycare
Dojo Daycare
by Chris Tougas
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 15.10
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Jihad ninjas?, Jan. 7 2016
Ce commentaire est de: Dojo Daycare (Hardcover)
The "Master" looks like a pirate. The ninja's are dressed all in black, with black balaclavas, and look like miniature Jihadists. They get up to nasty and wrongful tricks - what fun! Is it redeeming when at the end of the day they remember their good little ninja creed?

Then they all line up in a row and give a low bow.

The kids get to enjoy mayhem and naughtiness, and the adults get to say that the book teaches good lessons.

But ... little minds are being softened and prepared with dangerous images. I am not saying this is deliberate. But I would not want my children to be absorbing the subtle images and teaching of this book, or the companion book, "Daytrip," which features a jihad ninja with a flaming pitchfork saying "Hay-ya!" I believe it risks preparing vulnerable young minds to accept things that are not acceptable.

The Apostolic Constitutions: The Original Canon Law of Early Orthodox Christianity
The Apostolic Constitutions: The Original Canon Law of Early Orthodox Christianity
by Fr. Jack Ashcraft
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 16.20
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1.0 out of 5 stars Two serious problems, March 9 2015
First, this is a cheaply produced work. Numerous are the defects:

1. There are no page numbers.
2. Typographical errors abound: "not a novice, rest, being puffed up with pride"; "not given to vain 398 deceits"; "Thou shalt not take girls to smite the soul"; "As Christ does to his Farther", etc.etc.
3. There are frequent references to footnotes that are not there. Most appear to be scripture references.
4. Spacing is terrible where headings were justified across the entire page.

Second, it's not really apostolic. My suspicions were confirmed when I read the restrictions on marriage for certain clergy. For example, after a bishop is ordained, he may not marry. And if his wife dies, he may not remarry. As if there are different standards for some Christians than for others? Is God a respecter of persons when it comes to matrimonial standards? Do we see the Roman Catholic prohibition on clergy marriage creeping in?

Matthew's Bible, The: 1537 EDITION
Matthew's Bible, The: 1537 EDITION
by Hendrickson Publishing
Edition: Hardcover
Price: CDN$ 57.13
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lost treasure restored, and even more..., Jan. 11 2013
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This Reformation Bible is the joint work of William Tyndale, John Rogers, and Miles Coverdale. It’s truth and teaching are invaluable. Few people know that the Matthew Bible was the first authorized English bible. The insights contained in the notes and commentaries are wonderful in an age marred by much false teaching.

Needless to say, however, not only is the early modern English typography difficult, so also is the old English, which contains many words and expressions that we use differently today, and obsolete grammar. A great addition to any library as a companion to this volume is the work of Baruch House Publishing, which has updated the New Testament of William Tyndale as it was contained in the Matthew Bible, including the notes and commentaries. The updating is so light that it is hardly perceptible, and the historic language of the faith is maintained. However, the full sense can now be appreciated:
The October Testament: The New Testament of the New Matthew Bible

The Truth Which Sets Free
The Truth Which Sets Free
by Peter Dunstan
Edition: Paperback
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1.0 out of 5 stars Spiritual poison, Jan. 11 2013
Ce commentaire est de: The Truth Which Sets Free (Paperback)
Years ago now I found this book in a secondhand bookstore. It was helpful in that it first led me to writing and works of William Tyndale, especially Tyndale's New Testament. But Dunstan's tone is bitter and I urge caution. Here are some only of my reservations:

(1) Dunstan's understanding of the word "ecclesia" as meaning "called-out ones," i.e. the chosen ones of God, is incorrect. Tyndale himself never understood it that way. Read David Daniell's introduction to Tyndale's New Testament to get the correct sense, or read what Tyndale wrote in his book, An Answer to Sir Thomas More's Dialogue. There he explains that ecclesia means simply congregations or gatherings of any sort of people, believers or "heathen".

(2) Dunstan adopts the Jehovah Witness attitude to Christmas. Of course, more and more Christians nowadays do the same. In my view, the Bible supports any occasion to speak of Jesus Christ. As Paul said, "I rejoice that Christ is preached", regardless of motive or occasion. The JW's and any who want to cut Christmas out of the calendar also cut out opportunities to discuss the Lord. And Dunstan has almost a superstitious attitude to Christmas trees.

(3) Dunstan also has a superstitious fear or hatred of the Church that is as much an error as the superstitious veneration of the Church. True, most of the church is apostate. But so is Dunstan in his own way.

(4) He speaks untruly on his website when he says he will answer all enquiries.

(5) He condemns the service of the Eucharist that God blesses, and always has. This is a terrible error, arising from ignorance that is very lamentable.

The great deception in this work is that perceptive Christians who see the apostasy of the Church will think they have found one of their own here. But his condemnation of Christmas is blind (behold, that is false which suppresses the knowledge of Christ, not which celebrates it!) and he only leads us down the wrong path. Readers should take note of the tone and offence in this book. It speaks volumes.

True To His Ways
True To His Ways
by R. Davis
Edition: Paperback
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5.0 out of 5 stars What is wrong with Charismatic Christianity?, Jan. 5 2012
Ce commentaire est de: True To His Ways (Paperback)
True to His Ways is a most helpful resource for believers who have questions about charismatic practices like soaking in the spirit, spiritual drunkenness, slain in the spirit. What is wrong with these things? This book answers the question, clearly and yet gently.

Closely and carefully researched, with surprising discoveries, it provides insight into what occult practices really are, and shows that many charismatic activities are actually occult. It draws a clear line between occult and biblical practices so a person knows what to do and what to avoid. For example, soaking in the spirit is occult. So is "calling down" the spirit. Spiritual mapping is occult. Trying to see angels is occult. This book shows that most pagan religions follow similar practices, going by different names of course, and that they are not counterfeiting true Christianity. Rather, Charismatics are deceived. God's children must be different, and must seek Him in biblical ways.

The book also shows how people who dabble in the occult suffer from demonic attacks, anxiety, depression, etc., quite possibly from having exposed themselves to demonic influence.

Ms. Davis's book will appeal to everyone, those who want a quick read and deep thinkers. It is compassionate, not judgmental in tone, and would be good to pass along to charismatic friends. If the book is sold out from [...] it can be purchased through the author's website [...]. You can also "see inside" this book from the website.

Tyndale's New Testament
Tyndale's New Testament
by David Daniell
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 34.85
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5.0 out of 5 stars It's faithfulness is wonderful, though the older English can be difficult, Nov. 27 2011
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Ce commentaire est de: Tyndale's New Testament (Paperback)
John Foxe called William Tyndale "God's Apostle to England". Tyndale was called by God to translate the New Testament into English. His work is faithful and true. The believer who reads his work by the light of the Holy Spirit will be greatly taught and blessed, however, the older English makes it difficult, and in fact impossible, in places. Also, the parallel scripture references are often wrong in this edition.

Tyndale's 1534 New Testament was not his last. He went on to make a final revision in 1535, which was carried by John Rogers into the 1537 Matthew Bible.

Readers will be blessed to read the gentle updating of Tyndale's 1535 New Testament, complete with Reformation commentaries, as it was contained in the Matthew Bible. In 2016 it was finally published in a version which brings all its truth out in full meaning while keeping the historic words of the faith and beauty of Tyndale's English - in a book which opens flat and is easy to read: [[ASIN:099492271X The October Testament: The New Testament of the New Matthew Bible]

The Absolute Unlawfulness of the Stage-Entertainment Fully Demonstrated. by William Law, A.M.
The Absolute Unlawfulness of the Stage-Entertainment Fully Demonstrated. by William Law, A.M.
by William Law
Edition: Paperback
Price: CDN$ 3.34
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1.0 out of 5 stars An illegible facsimile, Sept. 6 2011
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Illegible: not only generally a blotchy facsimile copy, but the edges of most of the pages are twisted or so faded you cannot guess what they say. Added to the old typography, it would be a rare person indeed who would struggle through to try to read this. I will be returning it.

Not only this, but the book was wrongly packaged and the mailman tried to fold it in two to cram it in my mailbox.

It is surprising that anyone would try to sell such poor quality material.

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