Christian Focus Publications

Christian Focus Publications (CFP) is a conservative, evangelical publishing house in the United Kingdom.[3]

CFP was established in the early 1970s,[4] and is located in Fearn, Ross-shire.[5] The managing director is William Mackenzie.[3][6]

CFP has four imprints:[5]

  • Christian Focus - popular adult titles
  • CF4K - children's books
  • Christian Heritage - reprints
  • Mentor - scholarly works
Christian Focus Publications
Christian Focus Publications logo
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationFearn, Scotland
DistributionRoundhouse Group (UK)[1]
Reformers Bookshop, Koorong (Australia)
Sola Scriptura Ministries (Canada)
Bookmasters (USA)
Struik Christian Media (South Africa)[2]
Publication typesBooks


  1. ^ "Clients — Roundhouse Group| Distributor of adult non-fiction and children's books throughout the UK and Europe". Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  2. ^ "CFP | Welcome to Christian Focus Publications". Books with the Real Message. Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  3. ^ a b "Christian Focus Publications". Associated Presbyterian Churches. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Christian Focus Publications". Christians in Scottish Education. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  5. ^ a b "About Christian Focus". Christian Focus Publications. Retrieved 6 August 2015.
  6. ^ "News - Christian Focus Publications". Evangelical Times. December 2008. Retrieved 6 August 2015.

External links

Coordinates: 57°47′N 3°52′W / 57.79°N 3.86°W


The initials CFP are used to refer to:

25 metre center-fire pistol, a shooting sport

California Fully Protected Species, legal wildlife designation

Call for papers, a method used in academic contexts for collecting articles of work

Canadian Firearms Program, regulatory body

Center for Freedom and Prosperity, CF&P, US tax reform advocacy

Certified Financial Planner, certification

C Form-factor Pluggable, agreement for form-factor for digital signals

CFP franc, currency used in the French overseas possessions

Christian Focus Publications, British publishing house

College Football Playoff, US postseason tournament

Common Fisheries Policy of EU

Compagnie Française des Pétroles, the first incarnation of Total S.A.

Computers, Freedom, and Privacy, annual North American academic conference

Concentración de Fuerzas Populares, former political party in Ecuador

Complementary feedback pair

Cyan fluorescent protein, a derivative of the Green fluorescent protein

Cambridge Seven

The Cambridge Seven were six students from Cambridge University and one from the Royal Military Academy, who in 1885, decided to become missionaries to China through the China Inland Mission. The seven were:

Charles Thomas Studd

Montagu Harry Proctor Beauchamp

Stanley P. Smith

Arthur T. Polhill-Turner

Dixon Edward Hoste

Cecil H. Polhill-Turner

William Wharton Cassels

David Jackman (minister)

David Jackman (born 10 July 1942) is a British Evangelical Christian speaker, and former president of The Proclamation Trust. He founded the Cornhill Training Course in 1991 and was previously Minister of Above Bar Church, Southampton from 1976 to 1991.Jackman attended Downing College, Cambridge, and completed his theological training at Trinity College, Bristol, where he studied under J. Alec Motyer and J. I. Packer. Jackman also served with the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UCCF). In 1974 he wrote his first short book, Starting as a Student: A Christian Approach, an 88-page pocketbook designed to prepare students for University or College life.

He moved to Southampton in 1976 to work as assistant minister of Above Bar Church under Leith Samuel, becoming the Senior Minister in 1980.

After 15 years at Above Bar Church, Jackman was recruited by Dick Lucas to found the Cornhill Training Course in London in 1991. The course is a ministry of The Proclamation Trust, and is designed to train evangelical preachers in exegesis, exposition and communication skills.In 2004 he became the president of The Proclamation Trust, and is now involved in Trust conferences for preachers and in producing distance learning materials and books. He has also been a speaker at the Keswick Convention and Word Alive. His expository writing work includes commentaries on Judges & Ruth, the Letters of John and Let’s Study 1 Corinthians.In addition to his role at The Proclamation Trust, Jackman is a visiting lecturer at Oak Hill Theological College in London as an expert in free church ministry. He is a former chairman of the 9:38 Committee, a national evangelical interdenominational organisation established to help people consider the possibilities of paid gospel ministry.Jackman is married to Heather, and together they have two grown children.

Derek Thomas (theologian)

Derek W. H. Thomas is a reformed pastor and theologian known for his teaching, writing and editorial work. He is currently the Senior Pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Columbia, South Carolina and Distinguished Visiting Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Georgia.

Douglas F. Kelly

Douglas F. Kelly is a theologian and taught systematic theology at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson and is currently an honorary professor. He worked with David F. Wright at the University of Edinburgh as editor-in-chief of Calvin's Old Testament commentary. He received his B.A. from the University of North Carolina, Diploma from the University of Lyon, his B.D. from the Union Theological Seminary, and Ph.D.(systematic theology) from the University of Edinburgh. He wrote many books, and is Richard Jordan Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, N.C. Notable books include If God Already Knows, Why Pray?, Systematic Theology, The Westminster Confession of Faith, and Christian Ministry Today: Studies in II Corinthians. He translated Sermons by John Calvin on II Samuel. He is serving with David F. Wright of the University of Edinburgh as a general editor for a revision of Calvin’s Old Testament Commentaries. He was also enlisted to serve on the Jurisprudence project of The Christian Legal Society and serves on the Credentials Committee of the Central Carolina Presbytery.


Esther is described in the Book of Esther as a Jewish queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus (commonly identified as Xerxes I, reigned 486–465 BCE). In the narrative, Ahasuerus seeks a new wife after his queen, Vashti, refuses to obey him, and Esther is chosen for her beauty. The king's chief advisor, Haman, is offended by Esther's cousin and guardian, Mordecai, and gets permission from the king to have all the Jews in the kingdom killed. Esther foils the plan, and wins permission from the king for the Jews to kill their enemies, and they do so.

Her story is the traditional basis for Purim, which is celebrated on the date given in the story for when Haman's order was to go into effect, which is the same day that the Jews killed their enemies after the plan was reversed.


Hallel (Hebrew: הלל, "Praise") is a Jewish prayer, a verbatim recitation from Psalms 113–118 which is recited by observant Jews on Jewish holidays as an act of praise and thanksgiving.

Helen Roseveare

Helen Roseveare (21 September 1925 – 7 December 2016) was an English Christian missionary, doctor and author. She worked with Worldwide Evangelization Crusade in the Congo from 1953 to 1973, including part of the period of political instability in the early 1960s. She practised medicine and also trained others in medical work.

Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar (19 December 1808 – 31 July 1889), a contemporary and acquaintance of Robert Murray M'cheyne was a Scottish churchman and poet. He is principally remembered as a prodigious hymnodist. Friends knew him as Horace Bonar.

J. Alec Motyer

John Alexander 'Alec' Motyer (30 August 1924 – 26 August 2016) was an Irish biblical scholar. He was Vice-Principal of Clifton Theological College and vicar of St. Luke's, Hampstead and Christ Church, Westbourne (Bournemouth) (1981 - 1989), before becoming Principal of Trinity College, Bristol. He spent his later years in Poynton, Cheshire.

Motyer was born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College, Dublin where he received BA, MA, and BD degrees. He trained to become an Anglican minister at Wycliffe Hall, Oxford.

Tremper Longman III describes him as a "competent and popular expositor", while Tim Keller has said that Motyer and Edmund Clowney were "the fathers of my preaching ministry". By contrast, Motyer's own opinion of himself was, "I’m not really a scholar. I’m just a man who loves the Word of God.”

John Harper (pastor)

John Harper (29 May 1872 – 15 April 1912) was a Scottish Baptist pastor who died in the Titanic disaster on the North Atlantic.

Harper was born in the village of Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, in 1872. He personally embraced his parents' Christian faith at age 14 and began preaching at 18. He supported himself in early adulthood by doing manual labor in a mill until Baptist pastor E.A. Carter of Baptist Pioneer Mission in London heard of his preaching and placed him in ministry work in Govan, Scotland. In 1897, he became the first pastor of Paisley Road Baptist Church in Glasgow, Scotland. Under his care, the church quickly grew from 25 members to over 500 and soon moved to a new location on Plantation Street. In 1922, it moved into its present building on Craigiehall Street and was renamed Harper Memorial Baptist Church in his honor.At the time of the Titanic disaster, Harper was 39, a widower with a six-year-old daughter, Annie Jessie (Nana), and pastor of Walworth Road Baptist Church in London. He was traveling with his daughter and sister Jessie W. Leitch to Chicago to preach for several weeks at the Moody Church, where he had been guest minister the previous fall, when the ship hit an iceberg on the night of 14 April 1912, and was lost. His daughter and sister were put on a lifeboat and survived, but Harper stayed behind and jumped into the water as the ship began to sink. Some who survived told that Harper preached the Gospel to the end (especially Acts 16:31), first aboard the sinking ship and then afterward to those in the freezing water before dying in it himself.

The story of John Harper aboard the Titanic is told in the book, The Titanic's Last Hero, published by Moody Adams.

A children's version of John Harper's last days on board the Titanic was published by Christian Focus Publications in March 2011 titled 'Titanic- Ship of Dreams - John Harper' written by Robert Plant.

John Long (evangelist)

John Long III (1872–1962) was an Irish evangelist during the late 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. Long participated in the formative years of the Two by Twos, the Elim movement and Pentecostalism in Ireland and Great Britain.


Kilsyth (; Scottish Gaelic Cill Saidhe) is a town and civil parish in North Lanarkshire, roughly halfway between Glasgow and Stirling in Scotland. The estimated population is 9,860. The town is famous for the Battle of Kilsyth and the religious revivals of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. The town now has links with Cumbernauld at one time being part of Cumbernauld and Kilsyth District Council. The towns also have the same members of parliament at Holyrood and Westminster.

Margaret Nicholl Laird

Margaret Nicholl Laird (31 July 1897 – June 1983) was an American missionary of the Baptist Mid-Missions who worked in the French colony of Ubangi-Shari and independent Central African Republic (CAR) from 1922 until the 1960s. She was one of the founders and longest serving missionaries of the Baptist Mid-Missions in the CAR. In recognition of her service as a medical missionary and her many other activities in the CAR, Margaret was awarded the French Legion of Honor (1952), the Central African Republic Knight of the Order of Merit (1961), the Distinguished Alumni of the Year of the Women's College of Colorado (1962), and the Anna Eleanor Roosevelt Memorial Award for the Daughters of Hadassah (1962).

Marrow Controversy

The Marrow Controversy was a Scottish ecclesiastical dispute occasioned by the republication in 1718 of The Marrow of Modern Divinity (originally published in two parts in London in 1645 and 1649 by "E. F.", generally believed to be a pseudonym for Edward Fisher, a lay theologian of the seventeenth century). The work consists of religious dialogues which discuss the doctrine of the atonement and aim to guide the reader safely between Antinomianism and Neonomianism.

R. T. Kendall

Robert Tillman Kendall (born July 13, 1935) is a Christian writer, speaker, and teacher who pastored Westminster Chapel for 25 years. He is author of more than 50 books, including Total Forgiveness. Kendall is currently listed as part of the Word, Spirit & Power team, a non-denominational Charismatic ministry.

Robert Murray M'Cheyne

Rev Robert Murray M'Cheyne (pronounced "Mak-shayn", occasionally spelled as "McCheyne"; 21 May 1813 – 25 March 1843) was a minister in the Church of Scotland from 1835 to 1843.

The McCheyne Memorial Church in Dundee is named after him.

Shubal Stearns

Shubal Stearns (sometimes spelled Shubael) (28 January 1706 – November 20, 1771), was a colonial evangelist and preacher during the Great Awakening. He converted after hearing George Whitefield and planted a Baptist Church in Sandy Creek, Guilford County, North Carolina. Stearns' highly successful ministry was related to the rise and expansion of the Separate Baptists — especially in much the American South.

Thomas Boston

Thomas Boston (17 March 1676 – 20 May 1732) was a Scottish church leader, theologian and philosopher.

This page is based on a Wikipedia article written by authors (here).
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 3.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.