John Blanchard is an internationally known Christian preacher, teacher, apologist and author. He has written 30 books, including two of Britain's most widely used evangelistic presentations, Right With God and the booklet Ultimate Questions. The latter has over fourteen million copies in print in about 60 languages. His major book Does God believe in Atheists?, published in 2000, was voted 'Best Christian Book' in the 2001 UK Christian Book Awards, and immediately became a best-seller, described as 'a brilliant defense of belief in God'. Other books he has written include: Truth for Life, Whatever Happened to Hell, Meet the Real Jesus, Beatitudes for Today and Major Points from the Minor Prophets and The Hitch-hiker's Guide to Heaven.
Blanchard is now heavily committed to Popular Christian Apologetics, a project involving writing, speaking, teaching and broadcasting in defense of the Christian faith. Following on from Does God Believe in Atheists? further books in the series include, Has Science got rid of God?, Is God past His sell-by Date?, Meet the Real Jesus, Is Anybody Out There?, Where Do We Go From Here?, Evolution: Fact or Fiction?, Why Believe the Bible?, Why on Earth did Jesus Come?, Why the Cross?, JESUS: Dead or Alive?, Anyone for Heaven? Click here to find out more about this project or browse the links on the right.
John Blanchard is a member of Banstead Community Church, located in the Surrey village in which he lives.
John Blanchard’s first wife, Joyce, died on 17 February 2010. On 11 April 2015 he married Pam Robertson, a long-time friend of the family.
Latest Release from John Blanchard
128 pages Paperback
This entirely new book from John Blanchard is a guide to living the Christian life in today’s world. It’s written for new Christians, but see the commendations below for wider use!
Clear. Concise. Comprehensive. Unwrapped is a great starting point for new Christians, but also a lovely fresher for long-standing believers. It’s packed full of foundational information and practical advice, but it will also warm your heart. A delight.
Tim Chester is the pastor of Grace Church Boroughbridge in North Yorkshire, faculty member of Crosslands training, and the author of over 40 books including Enjoying God: Experience the Power of God in Everyday Life.
Biblical, comprehensive and practical, this is a very welcome addition to the small number of books available for those who have recently become Christians. It is ideal to give to a new Christian, but also to be read by any believer who wants to be reminded of the great blessings and ongoing duties of the Christian life.
Rev. Jeremy Bailey, Pastor of Bethlehem Evangelical Church, Port Talbot.
In this delightful little book John Blanchard meets and warmly welcomes believers who have freshly arrived in ‘another world’ that is the Christian life. He then sets out to be our tour guide of this glorious environment. Although he has lived in it for decades himself, a sense of the thrill of his own eyes being opened to the wonders of what the Lord has brought His people into, is palpable. He is no hackneyed, if knowledgeable, guide, but one whose personal excitement at being a new creation shines from every page. Building on a solid foundation of wonderfully helpful Biblical instruction, he combines memorable illustration with practical application and a sprinkling of adhesive alliteration to produce a concise but comprehensive survey of life in the Spirit. I look forward to giving this to friends who have awakened to a new life in Christ, and more than that, to walking the avenues and alleyways of the Christian worldview, mapped out for us here, with them.
Craig Dyer, Training Director, Christianity Explored Ministries.
I highly commend Dr. John Blanchard’s newest book, Unwrapped! as a worthy addition to his previous volumes which have benefited so many because of his faithfulness to the Word of God, his appealing style and compelling clarity. This particular volume will send you, like it did me, further down the road of obedience to our Savior as it equips us to be in the world but not “of the world.” It also informs us how to tell the world of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who is no friend to sin but a glorious friend for sinners.
Dr. Harry L. Reeder, III Sr. Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, AL, USA
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