Books for Dad
Reformed Free Publishing Association
These two books about Protestant Reformed church fathers are complete with photos and make great gifts for Father's Day!
Less Than the Least is the memoirs of Rev. Cornelius Hanko (1907–2005), the son of two Dutch immigrants. This book follows Rev. Hanko from his childhood and school days in turn-of-the-century Grand Rapids, Michigan, to his seminary training and ministry, all the way to retirement and beyond.
Rev. Hanko served six pastorates in five states, most notably in First Protestant Reformed Church, Grand Rapids (1948–1964), along with Rev. Herman Hoeksema and Rev. Hubert De Wolf.
Herman Hoeksema (1886–1965) was a seminary professor, the pastor of a large congregation, and a prolific writer. He was well-known in ecclesiastical circles, as well as in the world in general. But to his family he was "just Dad."
In this anecdotal biography by Rev. Hoeksema’s youngest daughter, Lois, the author shares many stories about her dad, some familiar, and some that you may have never heard before. Just Dad also includes several of Rev. Hoeksema’s personal letters to his children from a trip to Europe in 1929.