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First printed to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Protestant Reformed Churches (PRC), For Thy Truth’s Sake is the most comprehensive doctrinal history of the PRC available today.

This book thoroughly covers the history of the PRC’s beginning, rooted in the rejection of common grace in 1924. It also lays out the denomination’s struggle to maintain the truth of the unconditional covenant through the schism of 1953.

The focus of For Thy Truth’s Sake is the doctrines of the Reformed faith which have been uniquely interwoven in the PRC’s history—particular grace and God’s unconditional covenant of grace. It also concentrates on doctrines developed by the PRC’s spiritual fathers and contemporary theologians of the PRC—the doctrines of scripture and the antithesis and a covenantal understanding of marriage, divorce, and remarriage.

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For Thy Truth's Sake

First printed to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Protestant Reformed Churches (PRC), For Thy Truth’s Sake is the most comprehensive doctrinal history of the PRC available today.

This book thoroughly covers the history of the PRC’s beginning, rooted in the rejection of common grace in 1924. It also lays out the denomination’s struggle to maintain the truth of the unconditional covenant through the schism of 1953.

The focus of For Thy Truth’s Sake is the doctrines of the Reformed faith which have been uniquely interwoven in the PRC’s history—particular grace and God’s unconditional covenant of grace. It also concentrates on doctrines developed by the PRC’s spiritual fathers and contemporary theologians of the PRC—the doctrines of scripture and the antithesis and a covenantal understanding of marriage, divorce, and remarriage.
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The RFPA is reprinting a limited quantity of this book.

Only those who reserve a copy of the book will receive a copy—none will be automatically sent out.

Email mail@rfpa.org to reserve your copy!

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How's your prayer life?

How many Christians can confidently say that they have “mastered” the art of prayer? Probably no one.

What is blessedly refreshing about Professor Hanko’s work, When You Pray, is his admission that none of us is good at prayer—including himself—yet over the years of one’s life, the author assures us, a person can make progress in praying.

Professor Hanko shares with his readers homely yet highly meaningful lessons he learned from growing up in a covenant family and covenantal church community. He also tells the specific benefits of praying to the sovereign God of the universe, who knows our sins and weaknesses but loves us still. Valuable is the professor’s clear explanation of how God can be likened to the father of an earthly family, loving and caring for his own dear children.

An eye-opening and very helpful part of his book is the author’s pinpointing of misconceptions people have about God and prayer that bar them from praying in a God-honoring way.

If you have found your devotional life to be frequently barren, reading what the author has learned the hard way—over fifty years in the ministry—will not discourage you further, but will give you a renewed desire to fellowship with your Father in prayer.

      

 

               

 

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A Covenant Home: What Is It Like?

Some years ago, on a visit to the south, I found myself in front of a home, which had, hanging over the front door, a sign upon which were the words: "In This House Christ Is King." I found this intriguing and immediately thought of the firm statement of Joshua to Israel just before his death: "But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." 

It would be equally appropriate for a covenant family to have a sign hanging over the front door of its home, with the words engraved on it: "This Home is a Covenant Home." Such a family would want all who visited it to understand that the home they were about to enter was a special kind of home, a unique home, a home which differed from countless thousands of homes throughout the country or the world. 

If you saw such a sign appropriately fixed above the front door of a house, what precisely would you expect to find inside? Would you enter with some firm ideas concerning what to expect? Or would you say: "I have no idea of what a covenant home is like." 

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Our first audio book!

The RFPA has received many requests over the years to produce audio books, so we are excited to finally share with you the production of our first audio book: When You Pray.


What is blessedly refreshing about Professor Hanko’s work, When You Pray, is his admission that none of us is good at prayer—including himself—yet over the years of one’s life, the author assures us, a person can make progress in praying.

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You spoke and we listened!

The RFPA has received many requests over the years to produce audio books, so we are excited to finally share with you the production of our first audio book: When You Pray.


What is blessedly refreshing about Professor Hanko’s work, When You Pray, is his admission that none of us is good at prayer—including himself—yet over the years of one’s life, the author assures us, a person can make progress in praying.

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Letter to Timothy

Dear Timothy,

In the last letter to you I mentioned, somewhat in passing, that our attitude towards the preacher and our attitude towards the preaching were inseparably related to each other. I want to say a bit more about that in this letter, especially from the viewpoint of what is involved in listening to a sermon. I wonder sometimes whether we have lost the art of listening. Or, if I may repeat that passage from Ecclesiastes which I quoted last time, "Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil. Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few." Do we really know how to do this?

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God's Everlasting Covenant of Grace in Spanish

Two years ago Editorial Doulos, an evangelical Spanish publisher, requested permission from the RFPA to translate Prof. Hanko’s book God’s Everlasting Covenant of Grace into Spanish.

In their request Editorial Doulos noted that Hanko’s book is “an enduring work that treats the Protestant Reformed conception of the covenant in detail, linking it to the Reformed doctrines of God’s sovereignty both in salvation and in the world. This perspective on the covenant is not currently accessible to Spanish language readers.”

The RFPA has just received two complimentary copies of the translation, and you can find it for sale online at www.spanishevangelical.com/product-page/el-eterno-pacto-de-gracia-de-dios.

Please be sure to share this post to spread the word about Editorial Doulos and their translating work!

     

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FRIDAY DEALS!

Today's Friday Deal is We and Our Children.

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We and Our Children

The Reformed Doctrine of Infant Baptism

by Herman Hanko

"We" (the elect people of God) and "our children" are and should be inseperably linked because they both belong to the covenant of grace. Many Baptists deny this beautiful truth when they refuse to baptize their children. Using scripture as his guide, the author develops the truth of God's covenant as it relates to the baptism of the infants of believers.

184 pages  |  paperback  |  Retail $15.95   

         

 

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Upcoming Book Releases!



    Corrupting the Word of God

    by Herman Hanko & Mark H. Hoeksema

    Does the eternal, unchangeable, all-powerful, and sovereign God really have a temporal, changeable and weak desire to save those whom he has unconditionally reprobated (Rom. 9:22), for whom the Son did not die (John 12:31) and whom the Holy Spirit will not regenerate, sanctify or glorify (John 3:8)?

    Pelagianism, semi-Pelagianism, Roman Catholicism, Lutheranism, Anabaptism, Arminianism, Amyraldism, and Marrowism say yes to the well-meant offer of the gospel. The biblical, Augustinian, Reformed, and creedal position is no!

    Emeritus professor of church history, Herman Hanko, guides us through fascinating doctrinal controversies in the early, Reformation and modern eras of the church, taking us to North Africa, Switzerland, France, England, Scotland, the Netherlands, and America, and emphasizing the teaching of the great theologians, such as Augustine and John Calvin, on God’s particular grace, which is always irresistible and never fails or is frustrated.

    In dealing with the historical perspective of God's absolutely sovereign grace versus the well-meant offer, this book fills a gap in the literature, and does so in a way that is warm and easily understood.

    This book will be released late November 2016 and will be automatically sent to all Book Club members.

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    Called to Watch for Christ's Return

    by New Author: Martyn McGeown

    Book Club members MUST order this book to receive it.

    A few days before Jesus gave his life on the cross, his disciples asked, “What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” (Matt. 24:3). Christ responded with the Olivet Discourse, a detailed teaching on the doctrine of the last things.

    We need to understand the signs of Christ’s coming for our comfort as we look for “that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ” (Titus 2:13).

    Christ had two concerns. First, his disciples must know the signs of his coming, which are footsteps of his approach. But Christ is not satisfied with mere “sign-gazing,” which can lead to speculation and idle, foolish living. He did not give signs to satisfy our curiosities, but so that we will be ready for him when he returns. Therefore, Christ’s second concern was the readiness of his disciples, which is expressed in his urgent and repeated warnings to watch for his coming in light of the signs.

    Watch, pray, and serve the Lord with an eye to the signs of his return!

    This book will be released December 2016 and will NOT be automatically sent to all Book Club members.

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