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I Believe: Sermons on the Apostle's Creed (eBook)

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The Apostles' Creed declares truths that transcend time and space, uniting all of Christ’s saints from past, present, and future.

In the early- to mid-1950s, Herman Hoeksema delivered a series of radio sermons on each of the articles of the Apostles’ Creed, thereby presenting and explaining all of the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith. This collection of those sermons is therefore an excellent introduction to a Reformed understanding of the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith.

But the sermons in this book are more than theological expositions of the doctrines of the Apostles‚Äô Creed. Hoeksema offers insightful, practical applications that flow from the truths of the Creed. Both the Creed‚Äôs doctrines and practical implications are crucially important‚ÄĒnot only to the individual Christian‚ÄĒbut also to the church as a whole. By expounding the Apostles‚Äô Creed, Hoeksema demonstrates that its truths are not empty propositions but living declarations pointing to the Christian‚Äôs only hope and comfort in life and death‚ÄĒthe triune God and the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Read a review by Mitchell Dick (URC)!

 

What others are saying about the book:

"As God‚Äôs people we embrace the teachings of the Apostles‚Äô Creed. We embrace these teachings because we believe them. However, we believers can easily fall into the practice of treating the Creed as only a simple statement, a statement which we do not think about too deeply. We do not seek to understand the depths of its riches. Consequently, we do not grow in our faith. This fine volume on the Apostles‚Äô Creed, replete with many Scripture references, will cause our faith and understanding of biblical truth to grow."¬†‚Äď REV. JEROME JULIEN, emeritus minister in the United Reformed Churches in North America

"Straight-forward, doctrinally tight, unwavering Reformed emphasis." -BEN HOUSE, The Heavy-Laden Bookshelf

 

HERMAN HOEKSEMA¬†(1886‚Äď1965) was a prolific writer who pastored churches in western Michigan. He also served as a professor at the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan from its founding until his retirement in 1964.

 

  • 336 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-67-1
  • Edited by Dr. Marco Barone

 

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I Believe: Sermons on the Apostles' Creed

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The Apostles' Creed declares truths that transcend time and space, uniting all of Christ’s saints from past, present, and future.

In the early- to mid-1950s, Herman Hoeksema delivered a series of radio sermons on each of the articles of the Apostles’ Creed, thereby presenting and explaining all of the foundational doctrines of the Christian faith. This collection of those sermons is therefore an excellent introduction to a Reformed understanding of the fundamental doctrines of the Christian faith.

But the sermons in this book are more than theological expositions of the doctrines of the Apostles‚Äô Creed. Hoeksema offers insightful, practical applications that flow from the truths of the Creed. Both the Creed‚Äôs doctrines and practical implications are crucially important‚ÄĒnot only to the individual Christian‚ÄĒbut also to the church as a whole. By expounding the Apostles‚Äô Creed, Hoeksema demonstrates that its truths are not empty propositions but living declarations pointing to the Christian‚Äôs only hope and comfort in life and death‚ÄĒthe triune God and the Lord Jesus Christ.¬†


Read a review by Mitchell Dick (URC) and Ben House (The Heavy-Laden BookshelfÔĽŅ blog).

 

What others are saying about the book:

"As God‚Äôs people we embrace the teachings of the Apostles‚Äô Creed. We embrace these teachings because we believe them. However, we believers can easily fall into the practice of treating the Creed as only a simple statement, a statement which we do not think about too deeply. We do not seek to understand the depths of its riches. Consequently, we do not grow in our faith. This fine volume on the Apostles‚Äô Creed, replete with many Scripture references, will cause our faith and understanding of biblical truth to grow." ‚Äď REV. JEROME JULIEN, emeritus minister in the United Reformed Churches in North America

"Straight-forward, doctrinally tight, unwavering Reformed emphasis." -BEN HOUSE, The Heavy-Laden Bookshelf blog

 

HERMAN HOEKSEMA (1886‚Äď1965) was a prolific writer who pastored churches in western Michigan. He also served as a professor at the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan from its founding until his retirement in 1964.


  • 336 pages
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-63-3
  • Edited by¬†Dr. Marco Barone

 

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I Belong (eBook)

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What is your only comfort in life and death?

That I with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.


I Belong is a picture book (ages 4-7) that explains each comforting phrase of Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answer 1 to young children, in language that they understand. Colorful illustrations of a diverse group of children will capture readers’ imaginations as they learn what it means to belong to their faithful Savior.

This book can be used as a short book of devotions for families with younger children or can be read by older children on their own.

It’s comforting to belong to God because you know he will care for you. The Bible tells you that when you pass through the deep waters and when you walk through the fire, God will be with you.

 

Read reviews by Annemarieke Ryskamp (The Outlook), Amanda DeBoer (Clarion), and Kristin Stiles (Books at a Glance)! Also, learn more about the book by checking out our post on Challies.com!

 

Joyce Holstege has taught kindergarten at Heritage Christian School, located in her hometown of Hudsonville, Michigan, since 1995. Joyce holds a BA in English: Education from Grand Valley State University. She enjoys reading, gardening, and all things arts and crafts.

Meagan Krosschell lives in Randolph, Wisconsin. She studies graphic design at Madison College and enjoys drawing, camping, and ice hockey.

 

  • 50 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-944555-87-0


Click below for a speech given by the I Belong author at the annual Reformed Free Publishing Association meeting on September 22, 2022.

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I Belong: Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answer One for Children I Belong: Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answer One for Children

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What is your only comfort in life and death?

That I with body and soul, both in life and death, am not my own, but belong unto my faithful Savior Jesus Christ.


I Belong is a picture book (ages 4-7) that explains each comforting phrase of Heidelberg Catechism Question and Answer 1 to young children, in language that they understand. Colorful illustrations of a diverse group of children will capture readers’ imaginations as they learn what it means to belong to their faithful Savior.

This book can be used as a short book of devotions for families with younger children or can be read by older children on their own.

It’s comforting to belong to God because you know he will care for you. The Bible tells you that when you pass through the deep waters and when you walk through the fire, God will be with you.

 

Read reviews by Annemarieke Ryskamp (The Outlook), Amanda DeBoer (Clarion), and Kristin Stiles (Books at a Glance)! Also, learn more about the book by checking out our post on Challies.com!

 

Joyce Holstege has taught kindergarten at Heritage Christian School, located in her hometown of Hudsonville, Michigan, since 1995. Joyce holds a BA in English: Education from Grand Valley State University. She enjoys reading, gardening, and all things arts and crafts.

Meagan Krosschell lives in Randolph, Wisconsin. She studies graphic design at Madison College and enjoys drawing, camping, and ice hockey.

 

  • 50 pages
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 978-1-7368154-1-0


Click below for a speech given by the I Belong author at the annual Reformed Free Publishing Association meeting on September 22, 2022.

I Remember Herman Hoeksema

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Published originally as a series of articles in Beacon Lights magazine, I Remember Herman Hoeksema consists of the recollections of David J. Engelsma, a student of Herman Hoeksema.

Written for young people, these articles show something of the man whom many know only as an author and theologian.

 

David J. Engelsma served as minister to several Protestant Reformed congregations until he was appointed to the Protestant Reformed Seminary in 1988 as professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament studies. He also served as editor of the "Standard Bearer" from 1988-2002. Prof. Engelsma has lectured and preached throughout the British Isles on behalf of the British Reformed Fellowship, which is devoted to the spread and defense of the Reformed faith in the United Kingdom. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI, with his wife and is the father of 9 children. He has authored many RFPA books.

Herman Hoeksema (HH) (1886-1965) was ordained into the ministry in the Christian Reformed Churches in 1915. He is considered one of the founding "fathers" of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America. He taught in the Seminary of the Protestant Reformed Churches from its founding and until his retirement in 1964.

 

  • 112 pages
  • softcover
  • ISBN 978-1-944555-76-4

 

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I Remember Herman Hoeksema (eBook)

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Published originally as a series of articles in Beacon Lights magazine, I Remember Herman Hoeksema consists of the recollections of David J. Engelsma, a student of Herman Hoeksema.

Written for young people, these articles show something of the man whom many know only as an author and theologian.

 

David J. Engelsma served as minister to several Protestant Reformed congregations until he was appointed to the Protestant Reformed Seminary in 1988 as professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament studies. He also served as editor of the "Standard Bearer" from 1988-2002. Prof. Engelsma has lectured and preached throughout the British Isles on behalf of the British Reformed Fellowship, which is devoted to the spread and defense of the Reformed faith in the United Kingdom. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI, with his wife and is the father of 9 children. He has authored many RFPA books.

Herman Hoeksema (HH) (1886-1965) was ordained into the ministry in the Christian Reformed Churches in 1915. He is considered one of the founding "fathers" of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America. He taught in the Seminary of the Protestant Reformed Churches from its founding and until his retirement in 1964.

 

  • 112 pages
  • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-77-1


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In the Beginning God

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The 1960s were years of challenges to the infallibility and inspiration of scripture. These attacks were precipitated by the increasingly popular theory of evolution, which was making inroads into Reformed churches and schools. In contradiction to this creeping heresy and in unequivocal defense of the doctrine of scripture, the Reformed Free Publishing Association published In the Beginning God.

Since then the conflict between creation and evolution as the explanation of the origin of the world has intensified, and the doctrine of scripture is increasingly compromised, even in historically Reformed churches and schools.

God’s people must be knowledgeable regarding the doctrines of scripture and of creation so that they are able staunchly to defend these truths. To this end the Reformed Free Publishing Association is pleased to republish this explanation and defense of these timeless truths.

 

Read review by Dr. Fred G. Zaspel (Books at a Glance).

 

Homer C. Hoeksema (1923-1989) was the second son of Herman Hoeksema, born during the turmoil of the Common Grace controversy which led to the formation of the Protestant Reformed Churches. He served charges in Iowa and Illinois before being called to serve as professor in the Protestant Reformed Seminary, where he taught Dogmatics and New Testament studies. He also served for years as the editor of The Standard Bearer and wrote many books for the RFPA.

 

  • 144 pages
  • paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-76-3

 

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In the Beginning God (ebook)

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The 1960s were years of challenges to the infallibility and inspiration of scripture. These attacks were precipitated by the increasingly popular theory of evolution, which was making inroads into Reformed churches and schools. In contradiction to this creeping heresy and in unequivocal defense of the doctrine of scripture, the Reformed Free Publishing Association published In the Beginning God.

Since then the conflict between creation and evolution as the explanation of the origin of the world has intensified, and the doctrine of scripture is increasingly compromised, even in historically Reformed churches and schools.

God’s people must be knowledgeable regarding the doctrines of scripture and of creation so that they are able staunchly to defend these truths. To this end the Reformed Free Publishing Association is pleased to republish this explanation and defense of these timeless truths.

 

Read review by Dr. Fred G. Zaspel (Books at a Glance).

 

Homer C. Hoeksema (1923-1989) was the second son of Herman Hoeksema, born during the turmoil of the Common Grace controversy which led to the formation of the Protestant Reformed Churches. He served charges in Iowa and Illinois before being called to serve as professor in the Protestant Reformed Seminary, where he taught Dogmatics and New Testament studies. He also served for years as the editor of The Standard Bearer and wrote many books for the RFPA.

 

  • 144 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-77-0

 

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James, Studies in

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In this first of the general or catholic epistles, James, the half brother of Jesus, writes to the Jewish converts to the Christian church scattered throughout the known world. His primary purpose is to define the relation between justification and the law. While teaching justification by faith, he also instructs that the works of the law are the fruit of a living faith.

This study guide is written in question form, which is intended to help God’s people define James’ concepts and their relation to each other. Answering these questions will lead to an understanding of this important book of the Bible.

This guide is not split directly into lessons, but instead into 35 "sections," with each section corresponding to a series of verses in James. Each section can be used as a "lesson" for personal or group study.

 

Mark Homer Hoeksema (1949-2021) was the son of a Protestant Reformed minister. He had a great love for church history, facilitating and recording many dozens of interviews and profiles with men and women in the Reformed church tradition. Many of these can be found in the archives of the Standard Bearer and the Beacon Lights, a publication for Reformed young people of which he was editor-in-chief for some years. He also wrote numerous Bible study guides for the RFPA. 

 

  • 72 pages
  • paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-94-7

 

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Job: God's Sovereignty in Suffering

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The book of Job is God’s commentary on the suffering and trials of his people. The book describes suffering on a scale seldom seen but shows our weaknesses and the temptations we face when under the hand of God or when called to bring comfort to others who are suffering. For that reason it is instructive and corrective but is also of great comfort, for it points those who are suffering to God’s sovereignty in trials and to his faithfulness and saving grace to his own.

God speaks to our trials from the viewpoint, first, of his own interactions with Satan, then from the viewpoint of Job’s interactions with his friends, and finally as the one who appears to Job and his friends in a tornado.

This work is not meant to be an exhaustive, verse-by-verse explanation of the book of Job but is an attempt to show how the book fits together and leads up to its grand climax in the appearance of God. It also attempts to show that Job has often been misunderstood and maligned, and though guilty of sin, as we all are in suffering, is nevertheless one whose faith and hope in God are sure. May it be of help to all who love God as Job did, especially when the God they love chastises and corrects them as he does all of his children.

 

Read reviews by Jerome Julian (The Outlook), Joseph Holstege (The Standard Bearer), Martyn McGeown (PRTJ), Matthew DeBoer (PRCA), and Randall C. Bailey (JETS).

 

Ronald Hanko was ordained and installed in 1979 as minister at Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Throughout 38 years as a minister of the Word, he also served congregations in Houston, TX; Lynden, WA; and as a missionary in Northern Ireland. He has authored multiple RFPA books, including Doctrine According to Godliness: A Primer of Reformed Doctrine and The Coming of Zion’s Redeemer: The Prophecies of Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

 

  • 160 pages
  • hardcover
  • ISBN:¬†978-1-944555-82-5


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Job: God's Sovereignty in Suffering (eBook)

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The book of Job is God’s commentary on the suffering and trials of his people. The book describes suffering on a scale seldom seen but shows our weaknesses and the temptations we face when under the hand of God or when called to bring comfort to others who are suffering. For that reason it is instructive and corrective but is also of great comfort, for it points those who are suffering to God’s sovereignty in trials and to his faithfulness and saving grace to his own.

God speaks to our trials from the viewpoint, first, of his own interactions with Satan, then from the viewpoint of Job’s interactions with his friends, and finally as the one who appears to Job and his friends in a tornado.

This work is not meant to be an exhaustive, verse-by-verse explanation of the book of Job but is an attempt to show how the book fits together and leads up to its grand climax in the appearance of God. It also attempts to show that Job has often been misunderstood and maligned, and though guilty of sin, as we all are in suffering, is nevertheless one whose faith and hope in God are sure. May it be of help to all who love God as Job did, especially when the God they love chastises and corrects them as he does all of his children.

 

Read reviews by Jerome Julian (The Outlook), Joseph Holstege (The Standard Bearer), Martyn McGeown (PRTJ), Matthew DeBoer (PRCA), and Randall C. Bailey (JETS).

 

Ronald Hanko was ordained and installed in 1979 as minister at Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Throughout 38 years as a minister of the Word, he also served congregations in Houston, TX; Lynden, WA; and as a missionary in Northern Ireland. He has authored multiple RFPA books, including Doctrine According to Godliness: A Primer of Reformed Doctrine and The Coming of Zion’s Redeemer: The Prophecies of Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi.

 

  • 160 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-944555-83-2


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Just Dad (eBook)

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Many people are familiar with the public persona of Herman Hoeksema. As one of the leading theologians of the twentieth century, 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 ‚Äújust Dad.‚ÄĚ This anecdotal biography written by his youngest child records many stories about him - some perhaps familiar, but others never before told.

Included in the book are numerous pictures of Hoeksema and his family, as well as an appendix with several personal letters of Hoeksema written to his children when he took a trip to Europe in 1929. These will show you a side of Hoeksema not found elsewhere.

 

Read a review by Charles Terpstra (The Three R's blog).

 

What others have said about the book:

‚ÄúIn so many ways I can relate to [Lois'] feelings and experiences...It is also good for us to see that [Hoeksema] was a husband and a father. A normal and fallible man, doing the work the Lord placed before him. I still think people today place their minister and family on a pedestal and forget they have feelings, likes and dislikes, and they like to spend¬†time with their own family and have a good time too. I'm glad the RFPA printed this book.‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒa Protestant Reformed minister‚Äôs wife

"[A] pleasing, if lightweight, little book. Many readers will enjoy it as the portrait of a kindly Christian man, of great integrity, of whatever doctrinal persuasion. The book's supplement of some of Hoeksema's correspondence only adds to its value!"‚ÄĒGerald Parker

 

Lois E. (Hoeksema) Kregel is the youngest daughter of Herman Hoeksema, who was a founding figure of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America. This memoir of her father is her first book.

 

  • 144 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-55-8

 

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Just Dad: Stories of Herman Hoeksema

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Many people are familiar with the public persona of Herman Hoeksema. As one of the leading theologians of the twentieth century, 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 ‚Äújust Dad.‚ÄĚ This anecdotal biography written by his youngest child records many stories about him - some perhaps familiar, but others never before told.

Included in the book are numerous pictures of Hoeksema and his family, as well as an appendix with several personal letters of Hoeksema written to his children when he took a trip to Europe in 1929. These will show you a side of Hoeksema not found elsewhere.

 

Read a review by Charles Terpstra (The Three R's blog).

 

What others have said about the book:

‚ÄúIn so many ways I can relate to [Lois'] feelings and experiences...It is also good for us to see that [Hoeksema] was a husband and a father. A normal and fallible man, doing the work the Lord placed before him. I still think people today place their minister and family on a pedestal and forget they have feelings, likes and dislikes, and they like to spend¬†time with their own family and have a good time too. I'm glad the RFPA printed this book.‚ÄĚ‚ÄĒa Protestant Reformed minister‚Äôs wife

"[A] pleasing, if lightweight, little book. Many readers will enjoy it as the portrait of a kindly Christian man, of great integrity, of whatever doctrinal persuasion. The book's supplement of some of Hoeksema's correspondence only adds to its value!"‚ÄĒGerald Parker

 

Lois E. (Hoeksema) Kregel is the youngest daughter of Herman Hoeksema, who was a founding figure of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America. This memoir of her father is her first book.

 

  • 144 pages
  • paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-54-1

 

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Justified unto Liberty (eBook)

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Today the central doctrine of the Reformation‚ÄĒjustification by faith alone‚ÄĒis under attack, even by many in historically Reformed and Presbyterian denominations. Under the guise of a ‚Äúnew perspective on Paul,‚ÄĚ revisionist theologians are resurrecting the old heresy of justification by faith and works. They give this a new name‚ÄĒthe federal vision. But it is nothing else than the error of the Judaizers that Paul condemns in the Epistle to the Galatians.

In direct contradiction of the federal vision heresy, the author stands squarely in the tradition of Luther and Calvin. From an uncompromisingly Reformed perspective, he clearly and positively expounds the epistle, emphasizing the truth of justification by faith alone, as well as the liberty this truth gives to God’s people.

 

Herman Hanko served as a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches from 1955 to 1965, when he was appointed to serve as professor in the Protestant Reformed Seminary in Grandville, MI. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 2001. He continues to lecture widely in the USA, the United Kingdom, and other countries, including Singapore and the Philippines.

 

  • 448 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-37-4

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    Justified unto Liberty: Commentary on Galatians

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    Today the central doctrine of the Reformation‚ÄĒjustification by faith alone‚ÄĒis under attack, even by many in historically Reformed and Presbyterian denominations. Under the guise of a ‚Äúnew perspective on Paul,‚ÄĚ revisionist theologians are resurrecting the old heresy of justification by faith and works. They give this a new name‚ÄĒthe federal vision. But it is nothing else than the error of the Judaizers that Paul condemns in the Epistle to the Galatians.

    In direct contradiction of the federal vision heresy, the author stands squarely in the tradition of Luther and Calvin. From an uncompromisingly Reformed perspective, he clearly and positively expounds the epistle, emphasizing the truth of justification by faith alone, as well as the liberty this truth gives to God’s people.

     

    Herman Hanko served as a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches from 1955 to 1965, when he was appointed to serve as professor in the Protestant Reformed Seminary in Grandville, MI. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 2001. He continues to lecture widely in the USA, the United Kingdom, and other countries, including Singapore and the Philippines.

     

    • 448 pages
    • hardcover
    • ISBN 978-1-936054-04-6

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      Knowing God and Man

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      The key to understanding Reformed doctrine is found in the title of the first chapter in this book: "God is God." This truth sets the tone for all thirteen chapters‚ÄĒsix on God and seven on man. Each chapter on God directs the reader‚Äôs attention to a different biblical aspect of the sovereign of the universe: God as God, as creator, as Lord, as good, as the living God, and as love.¬†

      The seven chapters about man open the biblical teaching about a subject often misinterpreted today. Clear explanation is given concerning man’s covenantal relationship to God, his creation in the image of God, his fall, and his totally depraved nature. Like the chapters in part one, these also emphasize that God is God.

       

      Herman Hoeksema (HH) (1886-1965) was ordained into the ministry in the Christian Reformed Churches in 1915. He is considered one of the founding "fathers" of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America. He taught in the Seminary of the Protestant Reformed Churches from its founding and until his retirement in 1964.

       

      • 152 pages
      • paperback
      • ISBN 978-0-916206-87-1

       

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      Knowing God and Man (eBook)

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      The key to understanding Reformed doctrine is found in the title of the first chapter in this book: "God is God." This truth sets the tone for all thirteen chapters‚ÄĒsix on God and seven on man. Each chapter on God directs the reader‚Äôs attention to a different biblical aspect of the sovereign of the universe: God as God, as creator, as Lord, as good, as the living God, and as love.¬†

      The seven chapters about man open the biblical teaching about a subject often misinterpreted today. Clear explanation is given concerning man’s covenantal relationship to God, his creation in the image of God, his fall, and his totally depraved nature. Like the chapters in part one, these also emphasize that God is God.

       

      Herman Hoeksema (HH) (1886-1965) was ordained into the ministry in the Christian Reformed Churches in 1915. He is considered one of the founding "fathers" of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America. He taught in the Seminary of the Protestant Reformed Churches from its founding and until his retirement in 1964.

       

      • 152 pages
      • paperback
      • ISBN 978-1-944555-07-8


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      Knowing God in the Last Days (eBook)

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      Knowing God in the Last Days is an explanation of the general epistle of Peter to the early New Testament church. The primary theme of the letter is the knowledge of God, a concept that occurs many times and in various contexts throughout the book. This short epistle contains a wealth of instruction for the church today.

      The secondary theme of 2 Peter is the application of the knowledge of God to the last days in which we live. Especially in his third chapter, Peter reveals to the church the knowledge of God as it relates to the end times.

      Based on exegesis of the Greek text, this commentary gives clarity of explanation to God’s people regarding necessary and important aspects of today’s Christian life. May all who read be edified.

       

      Read reviews by Dr. Julian Kennedy (CPRC) and Martyn McGeown (PRCA).

       

      Mark Homer Hoeksema (1949-2021) was the son of a Protestant Reformed minister. He had a great love for church history, facilitating and recording many dozens of interviews and profiles with men and women in the Reformed church tradition. Many of these can be found in the archives of the Standard Bearer and the Beacon Lights, a publication for Reformed young people of which he was editor-in-chief for some years. He also wrote numerous Bible study guides for the RFPA. 

       

      • 96 pages
      • ISBN 978-1-944555-23-8


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      Knowing God in the Last Days: Commentary on 2 Peter

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      Knowing God in the Last Days is an explanation of the general epistle of Peter to the early New Testament church. The primary theme of the letter is the knowledge of God, a concept that occurs many times and in various contexts throughout the book. This short epistle contains a wealth of instruction for the church today.

      The secondary theme of 2 Peter is the application of the knowledge of God to the last days in which we live. Especially in his third chapter, Peter reveals to the church the knowledge of God as it relates to the end times.

      Based on exegesis of the Greek text, this commentary gives clarity of explanation to God’s people regarding necessary and important aspects of today’s Christian life. May all who read be edified.

       

      Read reviews by Dr. Julian Kennedy (CPRC) and Martyn McGeown (PRCA).

       

      Mark Homer Hoeksema (1949-2021) was the son of a Protestant Reformed minister. He had a great love for church history, facilitating and recording many dozens of interviews and profiles with men and women in the Reformed church tradition. Many of these can be found in the archives of the Standard Bearer and the Beacon Lights, a publication for Reformed young people of which he was editor-in-chief for some years. He also wrote numerous Bible study guides for the RFPA. 

       

      • 96 pages
      • hardcover
      • ISBN 978-1-944555-22-1

       

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      Leaving Father and Mother: Biblical Courtship and Marriage

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      In this book, a reader will find practical instruction on finding a godly marriage partner and maintaining a godly marriage. The author, a pastor for many years, is keenly attuned to the obstacles and problems facing many marriage-seeking Christians today, and he shares spiritual wisdom pertaining to relationships that lead to marriage.

       

      • 62 pages
      • paperback
      • ISBN 978-0-916206-68-0
      Less Than the Least (eBook)

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      Less Than the Least¬†is the memoirs of Rev. Cornelius Hanko‚Äôs long, fruitful life of nearly a century (1907‚Äď2005). He lived through two world wars, the Great Depression, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the rise and fall of communism, and the advent of the space age, and spanned the terms of eighteen US presidents, from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush.

      Son of Dutch immigrants to America, Hanko served six pastorates in five states, most notably in First Protestant Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1948‚Äď1964), along with Rev. Herman Hoeksema and Rev. Hubert De Wolf. Hanko poignantly describes the grief caused in the PRC by De Wolf‚Äôs heresy and schism (1953).

      More than this, Less Than the Least follows Hanko from his childhood, school days, and seminary training, all the way to his retirement (1977) and beyond.

      This delightful book comes complete with photos and appendices.

       

      Read review by Tang Jee Fung (Salt Shakers).

       

      • 348 pages
      • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-21-4

       

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      Less Than the Least: Memoirs of Cornelius Hanko

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      Less Than the Least is the memoirs of Rev. Cornelius Hanko‚Äôs long, fruitful life of nearly a century (1907‚Äď2005). He lived through two world wars, the Great Depression, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, the rise and fall of communism, and the advent of the space age, and spanned the terms of eighteen US presidents, from Theodore Roosevelt to George W. Bush.

      Son of Dutch immigrants to America, Hanko served six pastorates in five states, most notably in First Protestant Reformed Church, Grand Rapids, Michigan (1948‚Äď1964), along with Rev. Herman Hoeksema and Rev. Hubert De Wolf. Hanko poignantly describes the grief caused in the PRC by De Wolf‚Äôs heresy and schism (1953).

      More than this, Less Than the Least follows Hanko from his childhood, school days, and seminary training, all the way to his retirement (1977) and beyond.

      This delightful book comes complete with photos and appendices.

       

      Read review by Tang Jee Fung (Salt Shakers).

       

      • 348 pages
      • hardcover
      • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-20-7

       

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      Letters from Katie Luther (eBook)

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      Ave and her best friend Katie lived for many years as nuns in a convent in Nimbschen. But one day the two women and several other nuns decided they must flee the convent for the city of Wittenberg so that they could worship the Lord in a way pleasing to him.

      After their respective marriages, Ave moved away from Wittenberg, while Katie remained in the city with her new husband, Dr. Martin Luther. Over the years, the women wrote each other many letters and remained close friends and ‚Äúsisters in the Lord.‚ÄĚ

      Now, in a novel set almost three decades later, Ave has received news that Katie has died. Determined to share her friend’s story, Ave begins to relay her memories of Katie and share the letters she has kept for all these years. Her desire is only that we learn what her friend Katie came to learn over fifty-three years on this earth: trust in the Lord, who strengthens the hearts of all who hope in him (Psalm 31:24).

       

      Read reviews by Kristin Dykstra, Sarah Mowery (Perspectives), Eva and Mina Boekestein (The Outlook), Ronald Cammenga (Standard Bearer), and Dr. Jason Van Vliet (Clarion).

       

      • 208 pages
      • ISBN 978-1-944555-54-2

       

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      Letters from Katie Luther: A Novel

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      Ave and her best friend Katie lived for many years as nuns in a convent in Nimbschen. But one day the two women and several other nuns decided they must flee the convent for the city of Wittenberg so that they could worship the Lord in a way pleasing to him.

      After their respective marriages, Ave moved away from Wittenberg, while Katie remained in the city with her new husband, Dr. Martin Luther. Over the years, the women wrote each other many letters and remained close friends and ‚Äúsisters in the Lord.‚ÄĚ

      Now, in a novel set almost three decades later, Ave has received news that Katie has died. Determined to share her friend’s story, Ave begins to relay her memories of Katie and share the letters she has kept for all these years. Her desire is only that we learn what her friend Katie came to learn over fifty-three years on this earth: trust in the Lord, who strengthens the hearts of all who hope in him (Psalm 31:24).

       

      Read reviews by Kristin Dykstra, Sarah Mowery, Eva and Mina Boekestein (The Outlook), Ronald Cammenga (Standard Bearer), and Dr. Jason Van Vliet (Clarion).

       

      • 208 pages
      • softcover
      • ISBN 978-1-944555-53-5

       

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      Life in the Covenant (eBook)

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      God said to Abraham, ‚ÄúI will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee‚ÄĚ (Gen. 17:7; cf. Lev. 26:12, Ezek. 37:27, Jer. 30:22). This covenant is the intimate relationship of fellowship he has chosen to share with his people in Jesus Christ. God has blessed his Old and New Testament church by way of the truth of the covenant even as he blessed Abraham.

      The truth of the covenant comforts us in distress, encourages us in our battle against our enemies, and gives strength when we are weak. We as believers must embrace the truth of God’s covenant by developing and nurturing a worldview that is rooted in the blessed relationship which our heavenly Father has made with us in Christ.

      With the heart of a pastor and the passion of a preacher, the author has written this book to help believers combat the threatening influences of both the world and our own sin upon the Christian home and church. As a practical exposition of the doctrine of God‚Äôs covenant, this volume will aid children of the covenant in directing their lives unto the triune God‚ÄĒ in the family, among other saints, and as they live in the midst of an unbelieving world.

       

      Read reviews by Arend Haveman (PRCA) and Geoff Veldman (Grandville Gleaner). 

       

      Wilbur Bruinsma is a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches. He has pastored four congregations, and he has also served as a domestic missionary in the United States and as a missionary to Jamaica. Rev. Bruinsma and his wife have been blessed with five children and many grandchildren.

       

      • 189 pages
      • ISBN: 978-0-916206-46-8
      Life in the Covenant: in Family, Church, and World

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      God said to Abraham, ‚ÄúI will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee‚ÄĚ (Gen. 17:7; cf. Lev. 26:12, Ezek. 37:27, Jer. 30:22). This covenant is the intimate relationship of fellowship he has chosen to share with his people in Jesus Christ. God has blessed his Old and New Testament church by way of the truth of the covenant even as he blessed Abraham.

      The truth of the covenant comforts us in distress, encourages us in our battle against our enemies, and gives strength when we are weak. We as believers must embrace the truth of God’s covenant by developing and nurturing a worldview that is rooted in the blessed relationship which our heavenly Father has made with us in Christ.

      With the heart of a pastor and the passion of a preacher, the author has written this book to help believers combat the threatening influences of both the world and our own sin upon the Christian home and church. As a practical exposition of the doctrine of God‚Äôs covenant, this volume will aid children of the covenant in directing their lives unto the triune God‚ÄĒ in the family, among other saints, and as they live in the midst of an unbelieving world.

       

      Read reviews by Arend Haveman (PRCA) and Geoff Veldman (Grandville Gleaner). 

       

      Wilbur Bruinsma is a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches. He has pastored four congregations, and he has also served as a domestic missionary in the United States and as a missionary to Jamaica. Rev. Bruinsma and his wife have been blessed with five children and many grandchildren.

       

      • 189 pages
      • Hardcover
      • ISBN: 978-0-916206-46-8
      Living Joyfully in Marriage (eBook)

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      What we are told about the relationship of Christ and his church applies to the calling of every one of us. Do you believe? Are you a child of God? Christ is your husband. According to Romans 7:4, we are married to him. To live in that consciousness is the heart of the Christian life, essential also to living joyfully in marriage.

      Every Christian’s relationship to Jesus Christ is pictured in the institution of marriage. Using the biblical principles behind this institution, the author provides sound instruction to each one of us on the relationship we have with Christ, our head, and with other members of Christ’s church, the body. Practical instruction on topics such as right communication within marriage and in the church, the biblical roles of husband and of wife, and the calling to walk in the Spirit, will encourage Christians of every station and calling to live joyfully as members of Christ’s body.

       

      Read a review by Rev. John Marcus (PRCA).

       

      Steven Key has been a minister of the gospel for over thirty-five years. This book is based on a series of sermons which he preached in the Protestant Reformed Church in Loveland, Colorado in 2015. Rev. Key married his wife Nancy in 1976, and they have four married daughters and sixteen grandchildren.

       

      • 240 pages
      • Hardcover
      • ISBN: 978-1-944555-96-2

       

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      Living Joyfully in Marriage: Reflecting the Relationship of Christ and the Church

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      What we are told about the relationship of Christ and his church applies to the calling of every one of us. Do you believe? Are you a child of God? Christ is your husband. According to Romans 7:4, we are married to him. To live in that consciousness is the heart of the Christian life, essential also to living joyfully in marriage.

      Every Christian’s relationship to Jesus Christ is pictured in the institution of marriage. Using the biblical principles behind this institution, the author provides sound instruction to each one of us on the relationship we have with Christ, our head, and with other members of Christ’s church, the body. Practical instruction on topics such as right communication within marriage and in the church, the biblical roles of husband and of wife, and the calling to walk in the Spirit, will encourage Christians of every station and calling to live joyfully as members of Christ’s body.

       

      Read a review by Rev. John Marcus (PRCA).

       

      Steven Key has been a minister of the gospel for over thirty-five years. This book is based on a series of sermons which he preached in the Protestant Reformed Church in Loveland, Colorado in 2015. Rev. Key married his wife Nancy in 1976, and they have four married daughters and sixteen grandchildren.

       

      • 240 pages
      • Hardcover
      • ISBN 978-1-944555-95-5

       

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      Malachi, Studies in

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      Mere formalism in worship is a danger that the church of Christ has had to fight in every age. It is so easy for church members to become accustomed to the practice of worship such that it becomes a mere habit.

      Malachi was used in a mighty way to warn the church of his day about the evil of worshiping God outwardly rather than from the heart.

      In nine lessons, the author presents this study as a means to open the minds and hearts of believers to the treasures of wisdom in the prophecy of Malachi, which has special significance in being the last book of the Old Testament.

      This guide is split into 9 lessons for personal or group study.

       

      • 72 pages
      • paperback
      • ISBN 978-1-936054-50-3

       

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      Marriage, the Mystery of Christ and the Church

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      Although this book’s controversial contention that marriage is an unbreakable bond for life gets the most attention today, the book is a mainly positive explanation and application of the Bible’s teaching about marriage in all of marriage’s aspects. Marriage is a Reformed pastor’s instruction and exhortation to married couples, especially young married couples, with the purpose that they glorify God in their marriages and enjoy the bliss of this blessed communion of life. The second section is a history of the church’s doctrine and practice of marriage from Augustine and the early church through Calvin and the Reformation to the contemporary chaos.

      The timeliness of the book is evident simply from the rate of divorce, not alone in North America in the early twenty-first century, but also in Reformed churches throughout the world.

       

      What others have said about this book:

      ‚ÄúThis is one of those books that you wish could be put into the hands of every married couple and those contemplating marriage‚ĶIf the contents of this book were put into practice, society would become more stable and broken homes would be few and far between.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďThe Gospel Witness

      ‚Äú‚Ķone of the finest among the flood of such books flowing off the presses‚ĶThe book [has] a theological depth and seriousness often lacking in non-Reformed books on this subject.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďReformed Herald

      ‚ÄúA book that says many biblical things about sex, children, family, the mystery of marriage. Recommended for laypersons and preachers alike.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďThe Reformed Journal

      ‚ÄúThis book does faithfully reflect the teachings of God‚Äôs Word on marriage.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďThe Banner

      ‚ÄúA pastor, husband, and father speaks of marriage and its relationships in terms that few want to hear today‚Äďeven in the church.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďMoody

      ‚Äú‚Ķthere is much to be learned from this book for it touches upon much where the rubber hits the road in marriage.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďRay Hoekzema, Trowel and Sword

      ‚ÄúIf ever there is a book which is vital reading for the church in our day, it is this one‚Ķ.This book is essential reading‚Ķand particularly should it be part of the staple diet offered to young people contemplating marriage.‚Ä̬† ALSO ‚Äú‚Ķthese books‚Ķchallenged my views on the vexed subject of divorce and remarriage‚Ķthey also caused me to re-examine my whole attitude to marriage in general and my own marriage in particular, and to re-appraise my role as husband, lover and head of the family.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďJohn Lowery, British Reformed Journal

      ‚Äú‚ĶEngelsma‚Äôs book is ideal for any who has an interest in the subject‚ĶMinisters, elders, deacons, husbands, wives, parents, young people, and engaged couples, especially engaged couples, should read it. They will do so with life-long profit.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďR.J. Hooper,¬†The Tamar Reformed Witness

      ‚Äú‚ĶEngelsma‚Ķpresents a rich, biblically based view of marriage.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďNew Oxford Review

      ‚Äú‚ĶEngelsma‚Ķprovides what may well be the clearest expression of God‚Äôs heart on the matter of marriage in print today. In simple, readable form, the author sets out the biblical view of marriage.‚ÄĚ-Charles Crisimier III, Standard Bearer

       

      David J. Engelsma served as minister to several Protestant Reformed congregations until he was appointed to the Protestant Reformed Seminary in 1988 as professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament studies. He also served as editor of the "Standard Bearer" from 1988-2002. Prof. Engelsma has lectured and preached throughout the British Isles on behalf of the British Reformed Fellowship, which is devoted to the spread and defense of the Reformed faith in the United Kingdom. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI, with his wife and is the father of 9 children. He has authored many RFPA books. 

       

      • 256 pages
      • paperback¬†
      • ISBN 978-1-936054-51-0

       

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      Marriage, the Mystery of Christ and the Church (eBook)

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      Although this book’s controversial contention that marriage is an unbreakable bond for life gets the most attention today, the book is a mainly positive explanation and application of the Bible’s teaching about marriage in all of marriage’s aspects. Marriage is a Reformed pastor’s instruction and exhortation to married couples, especially young married couples, with the purpose that they glorify God in their marriages and enjoy the bliss of this blessed communion of life. The second section is a history of the church’s doctrine and practice of marriage from Augustine and the early church through Calvin and the Reformation to the contemporary chaos.

      The timeliness of the book is evident simply from the rate of divorce, not alone in North America in the early twenty-first century, but also in Reformed churches throughout the world.

       

      What others have said about this book:

      ‚ÄúThis is one of those books that you wish could be put into the hands of every married couple and those contemplating marriage‚ĶIf the contents of this book were put into practice, society would become more stable and broken homes would be few and far between.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďThe Gospel Witness

      ‚Äú‚Ķone of the finest among the flood of such books flowing off the presses‚ĶThe book [has] a theological depth and seriousness often lacking in non-Reformed books on this subject.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďReformed Herald

      ‚ÄúA book that says many biblical things about sex, children, family, the mystery of marriage. Recommended for laypersons and preachers alike.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďThe Reformed Journal

      ‚ÄúThis book does faithfully reflect the teachings of God‚Äôs Word on marriage.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďThe Banner

      ‚ÄúA pastor, husband, and father speaks of marriage and its relationships in terms that few want to hear today‚Äďeven in the church.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďMoody

      ‚Äú‚Ķthere is much to be learned from this book for it touches upon much where the rubber hits the road in marriage.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďRay Hoekzema,¬†Trowel and Sword

      ‚ÄúIf ever there is a book which is vital reading for the church in our day, it is this one‚Ķ.This book is essential reading‚Ķand particularly should it be part of the staple diet offered to young people contemplating marriage.‚Ä̬† ALSO ‚Äú‚Ķthese books‚Ķchallenged my views on the vexed subject of divorce and remarriage‚Ķthey also caused me to re-examine my whole attitude to marriage in general and my own marriage in particular, and to re-appraise my role as husband, lover and head of the family.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďJohn Lowery,¬†British Reformed Journal

      ‚Äú‚ĶEngelsma‚Äôs book is ideal for any who has an interest in the subject‚ĶMinisters, elders, deacons, husbands, wives, parents, young people, and engaged couples,¬†especially¬†engaged couples, should read it. They will do so with life-long profit.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďR.J. Hooper,¬†The Tamar Reformed Witness

      ‚Äú‚ĶEngelsma‚Ķpresents a rich, biblically based view of marriage.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďNew Oxford Review

      ‚Äú‚ĶEngelsma‚Ķprovides what may well be the clearest expression of God‚Äôs heart on the matter of marriage in print today. In simple, readable form, the author sets out the biblical view of marriage.‚ÄĚ-Charles Crisimier III,¬†Standard Bearer

       

      David J. Engelsma served as minister to several Protestant Reformed congregations until he was appointed to the Protestant Reformed Seminary in 1988 as professor of Dogmatics and Old Testament studies. He also served as editor of the "Standard Bearer" from 1988-2002. Prof. Engelsma has lectured and preached throughout the British Isles on behalf of the British Reformed Fellowship, which is devoted to the spread and defense of the Reformed faith in the United Kingdom. He lives in Grand Rapids, MI, with his wife and is the father of 9 children. He has authored many RFPA books.

       

      • 256 pages
      • paperback
      • ISBN 978-1-936054-46-6

       

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      Micah (eBook)

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      Christians want to know Christ from the Old Testament, from Micah, and the other minor prophets. And yet for many of us the minor prophets are like a sealed book. The inspired writing of the minor prophets are addressed to the people of God and addressed to us also in the New Testament church. As inspired scripture they indeed  speak of Christ: Micah does so extensively, and not only in the obvious reference to Bethlehem in chapter 5:2.

      The prophet Micah proclaims the incomparable God of judgment and mercy. This God is our God, the God of all who believe in Jesus Christ. And this prophecy has vital lessons to teach us today.

       

      Read a review by Rev. Jerome Julien (URC).

       

      Martyn McGeown is a pastor in the Protestant Reformed Churches. He is also the editor of the RFPA blog and the author of multiple RFPA publications.

       

      • 240 pages
      • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-42-9

       

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      Micah: Proclaiming the Incomparable God

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      Christians want to know Christ from the Old Testament, from Micah, and the other minor prophets. And yet for many of us the minor prophets are like a sealed book. The inspired writing of the minor prophets are addressed to the people of God and addressed to us also in the New Testament church. As inspired scripture they indeed  speak of Christ: Micah does so extensively, and not only in the obvious reference to Bethlehem in chapter 5:2.

      The prophet Micah proclaims the incomparable God of judgment and mercy. This God is our God, the God of all who believe in Jesus Christ. And this prophecy has vital lessons to teach us today.

       

      Read a review by Rev. Jerome Julien (URCNA).

       

      Martyn McGeown is a pastor in the Protestant Reformed Churches. He is also the editor of the RFPA blog and the author of multiple RFPA publications.

       

      • 240 pages
      • hardcover
      • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-41-2

       

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      Moses (eBook)

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      ‚ÄúMoses was a unique figure in the history of the church. Never again would there be a mere human prophet who would know the Lord so intimately, face to face. His life in so many respects [was] a visible demonstration of the grace of God and of the gospel. He was a mediator through whom Israel‚Ķstood before the greatness of the living God. Henceforth they could only look forward to the day of which Moses spoke when he said to them, ‚ÄėThe Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken‚Äô (Deut. 18:15). He would be the fulfillment of that of which Moses was only the type.‚ÄĚ


      Read reviews by Jerome Julien (The Outlook), Dennis Lee, and Matt DeBoer.

       

      Bernard Woudenberg¬†(1931‚Äď2020) was a member of the Protestant Reformed Churches of America and served in several pastorates during his forty-year ministry. One of his greatest loves was Old Testament history, the fruit of which became the rubric ‚ÄúCloud of Witnesses‚ÄĚ in the¬†Standard Bearer¬†magazine. He wrote more than 200 articles under this rubric, many of which covered the life of Moses and became the subject matter of this book.

       

      • 282 pages
      • ISBN 978-1-944555-79-5

       

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      Moses: Typical Mediator of the Old Covenant

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      ‚ÄúMoses was a unique figure in the history of the church. Never again would there be a mere human prophet who would know the Lord so intimately, face to face. His life in so many respects [was] a visible demonstration of the grace of God and of the gospel. He was a mediator through whom Israel‚Ķstood before the greatness of the living God. Henceforth they could only look forward to the day of which Moses spoke when he said to them, ‚ÄėThe Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken‚Äô (Deut. 18:15). He would be the fulfillment of that of which Moses was only the type.‚ÄĚ


      Read reviews by Rev. Jerome Julien (The Outlook), Rev. Dennis Lee (PRCA), and Rev. Matt DeBoer (PRCA).

       

      Bernard Woudenberg¬†(1931‚Äď2020) was a member of the Protestant Reformed Churches of America and served in several pastorates during his forty-year ministry. One of his greatest loves was Old Testament history, the fruit of which became the rubric ‚ÄúCloud of Witnesses‚ÄĚ in the¬†Standard Bearer¬†magazine. He wrote more than 200 articles under this rubric, many of which covered the life of Moses and became the subject matter of this book.

       

      • 282 pages
      • Hardcover
      • ISBN 978-1-944555-78-8

       

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      Mysteries of the Kingdom, The (eBook)

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      The parables form a substantial part of our Savior's ministry, and this is ample reason for us to give good attention to them. With simple and familiar earthly pictures, Jesus tells us what the kingdom of heaven is like.

      "The author takes each parable and by careful exegesis opens up its rich seam of spiritual instruction, and gives a faithful and solidly Reformed interpretation. He shows us gospel mysteries of immense beauty, power, encouragement, practical relevance, and everlasting worth for citizens of a kingdom that is not of this world."

       

      Herman Hanko served as a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches from 1955 to 1965, when he was appointed to serve as professor in the Protestant Reformed Seminary in Grandville, MI. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 2001. He continues to lecture widely in the USA, the United Kingdom, and other countries, including Singapore and the Philippines.

       

      • 432 pages
      • ISBN¬†978-1-936054-82-4


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          Mysteries of the Kingdom: An Exposition of Jesus' Parables

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          The parables form a substantial part of our Savior's ministry, and this is ample reason for us to give good attention to them. With simple and familiar earthly pictures, Jesus tells us what the kingdom of heaven is like.

          "The author takes each parable and by careful exegesis opens up its rich seam of spiritual instruction, and gives a faithful and solidly Reformed interpretation. He shows us gospel mysteries of immense beauty, power, encouragement, practical relevance, and everlasting worth for citizens of a kingdom that is not of this world."

           

          Herman Hanko served as a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches from 1955 to 1965, when he was appointed to serve as professor in the Protestant Reformed Seminary in Grandville, MI. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 2001. He continues to lecture widely in the USA, the United Kingdom, and other countries, including Singapore and the Philippines.

           

          • 432 pages
          • Hardcover
          • ISBN 978-0-916206-82-6

           

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          Mystery of Bethlehem, The

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          Marvelously free of worldly Christmas sentiments, this meditation focuses on the great wonder of Christ's birth as a fulfillment of God's promise to save his people. In this beautiful devotional, the reader is led through the mysterious circumstances and events surrounding Jesus' birth to contemplate God's faithfulness.

           

          Herman Hoeksema (HH) (1886-1965) was ordained into the ministry in the Christian Reformed Churches in 1915. He is considered one of the founding "fathers" of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America. He taught in the Seminary of the Protestant Reformed Churches from its founding and until his retirement in 1964.

           

          • 206 pages
          • paperback
          • ISBN 978-0-916206-31-4
          Particular Grace

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          "The book is controversial. It was controversial when it was written. It is still controversial in Reformed churches..."

          Originally published in Dutch (De Gemeene Gratis) at the end of the nineteenth century, Particular Grace's explanation and development of the gospel of salvation by the grace of God in Jesus Christ was controversial then and continues to be so today. But by no means is the book controversy alone. Within is the lively, warm writing of a Reformed theologian who influenced much of the Reformed church world in his time. Kuyper is fresh. Kuyper is fervent. Kuyper storms the heart of the believer.


          What others are saying about the book:

          "The Reformed Free Publishing Association has accomplished a breakthrough. For the first time, with the possible exception of Kuyper's work on the Holy Spirit, the Kuyper of sound Reformed doctrine and church reformation is presented to the English reading public…"

          "The book is biblical, deliberately and pervasively so…"

          "Reformed believers will surely be impressed with the power of the author's language and argument, the breadth of this acquaintance with past and contemporary discussion, and the cumulative weight of his case. They will also find Kuyper surprisingly fresh and pointed. Many contemporary denials of particular grace are anticipated by his arguments." ‚ÄĒ¬†Mid-America Journal of Theology

           

          • 376 pages
          • hardcover¬†
          • ISBN 978-0-916206-66-1

           

          eBook version available

          Particular Grace (eBook)

          Level Member Price $2.99

          $19.95

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          "The book is controversial. It was controversial when it was written. It is still controversial in Reformed churches..."

          Originally published in Dutch (De Gemeene Gratis) at the end of the nineteenth century, Particular Grace's explanation and development of the gospel of salvation by the grace of God in Jesus Christ was controversial then and continues to be so today. But by no means is the book controversy alone. Within is the lively, warm writing of a Reformed theologian who influenced much of the Reformed church world in his time. Kuyper is fresh. Kuyper is fervent. Kuyper storms the heart of the believer.


          What others are saying about the book:

          "The Reformed Free Publishing Association has accomplished a breakthrough. For the first time, with the possible exception of Kuyper's work on the Holy Spirit, the Kuyper of sound Reformed doctrine and church reformation is presented to the English reading public…"

          "The book is biblical, deliberately and pervasively so…"

          "Reformed believers will surely be impressed with the power of the author's language and argument, the breadth of this acquaintance with past and contemporary discussion, and the cumulative weight of his case. They will also find Kuyper surprisingly fresh and pointed. Many contemporary denials of particular grace are anticipated by his arguments."¬†‚ÄĒMid-America Journal of Theology

           

          • 376 pages
          • ISBN 978-1-936054-36-7


          Hardcover version available

          Peace for the Troubled Heart

          Level Member Price $18.82

          $28.95

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          Peace for the Troubled Heart is a genuinely Reformed devotional, breathing the rich experience of the believing child of God.

          Comprised of 37 meditations written by Herman Hoeksema, this book addresses the theme of struggle and suffering in this life of every believer as a pilgrim of this world. Hoeksema, in his warm, personal, often poetic style, masterfully exercises the spiritual gift of devotional writing.

           

          Read a review by Joe Holstege (Young Calvinists).

           

          Herman Hoeksema (HH) (1886-1965) was ordained into the ministry in the Christian Reformed Churches in 1915. He is considered one of the founding "fathers" of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America. He taught in the Seminary of the Protestant Reformed Churches from its founding and until his retirement in 1964. 

           

          • 304 pages
          • hardcover
          • ISBN 978-1-936054-05-3

           

          eBook version available

           

          Other Books in the Reformed Spirituality Series:

          All Glory to the Only Good God

          Communion with God

          Peace for the Troubled Heart (eBook)

          Level Member Price $2.99

          $19.95

          Peace for the Troubled Heart is a genuinely Reformed devotional, breathing the rich experience of the believing child of God.

          Comprised of 37 meditations written by Herman Hoeksema, this book addresses the theme of struggle and suffering in this life of every believer as a pilgrim of this world. Hoeksema, in his warm, personal, often poetic style, masterfully exercises the spiritual gift of devotional writing.

           

          Read a review by Joe Holstege (Young Calvinists).

           

          Herman Hoeksema (HH) (1886-1965) was ordained into the ministry in the Christian Reformed Churches in 1915. He is considered one of the founding "fathers" of the Protestant Reformed Churches in America. He taught in the Seminary of the Protestant Reformed Churches from its founding and until his retirement in 1964.

           

          • 304 pages
          • ISBN 978-1-936054-11-4


          Hardcover version available

           

          Other Books in the Reformed Spirituality Series:

          All Glory to the Only Good God

          Communion with God

            Philippians, Studies in
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            Level Member Price $3.22

            $4.95

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            Philippians is a personal letter of encouragement from Paul to a congregation he held dear.

            The lessons in this booklet cover the epistle's teachings on joy and contentment, unity of the church, and fellowship in the gospel. The incarnation of Christ and call for Christians to have the mind of Christ are also treated. The student learns what pleases the Lord as Paul praises the exemplary walk of the saints in Philippi.

            This guide is split into 12 lessons for personal or group study.

             

            • 64 pages
            • paperback
            • ISBN 978-0-916206-37-6

             

            Find all Bible study guides here.

            Pilgrim's Manual, A (eBook)

            Level Member Price $2.99

            $19.95

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            In his first epistle Peter writes to the saints in Asia Minor from the perspective of their lives as pilgrims. As sojourners in a strange land, they are on a journey through this world toward their eternal home.

            How must these pilgrims (and how must we), torn between this world and the next, walk in all the relationships of this life? Peter’s answers this question in his letter which serves as a pilgrim’s manual.

            Believers will find A Pilgrim’s Manual to be full of instruction, comfort, and hope as they wend their way toward their eternal home.

             

            Read reviews on Amazon.com.

             

            Herman Hanko served as a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches from 1955 to 1965, when he was appointed to serve as professor in the Protestant Reformed Seminary in Grandville, MI. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 2001. He continues to lecture widely in the USA, the United Kingdom, and other countries, including Singapore and the Philippines.

             

            • 352 pages
            • ISBN 978-1-936054-18-3

              Hardcover version available

               

              Pilgrim's Manual: Commentary on 1 Peter

              Level Member Price $20.80

              $32.00

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              In his first epistle Peter writes to the saints in Asia Minor from the perspective of their lives as pilgrims. As sojourners in a strange land, they are on a journey through this world toward their eternal home.

              How must these pilgrims (and how must we), torn between this world and the next, walk in all the relationships of this life? Peter’s answers this question in his letter which serves as a pilgrim’s manual.

              Believers will find A Pilgrim’s Manual to be full of instruction, comfort, and hope as they wend their way toward their eternal home.

               

              Read reviews on Amazon.com.

               

              Herman Hanko served as a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches from 1955 to 1965, when he was appointed to serve as professor in the Protestant Reformed Seminary in Grandville, MI. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 2001. He continues to lecture widely in the USA, the United Kingdom, and other countries, including Singapore and the Philippines.

               

              • 352 pages
              • hardcover
              • ISBN 978-1-936054-14-5

                Portraits of Faithful Saints

                Level Member Price $21.42

                $32.95

                Read about old favorites, such as Augustine and Luther, and learn about the obscure, though equally influential Christians, such as Cocceius and Olevianus. This collection of short biographies details the lives of fifty-two professing believers who lived and died for Christ. Not sentimental or fictionalized, these accounts tell what Christians actually said and did during difficult times, and they prepare the reader to face opposition today.

                 

                What others are saying about the book:

                "While¬†Portraits of Faithful Saints¬†may not make the official textbook lists in some seminaries, students are going to latch on to Hanko's latest as an indispensable cheatsheet on the biography of theologians‚ÄĒthe¬†Halley's Handbook¬†of its field."‚ÄĒChristian Observer

                 

                Herman Hanko served as a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches from 1955 to 1965, when he was appointed to serve as professor in the Protestant Reformed Seminary in Grandville, MI. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 2001. He continues to lecture widely in the USA, the United Kingdom, and other countries, including Singapore and the Philippines.

                 

                • 464 pages
                • hardcover¬†
                • ISBN 978-1-944555-24-5

                 

                eBook version available

                 

                RELATED PRODUCTS
                Portraits of Faithful Saints (eBook)

                Level Member Price $2.99

                $19.95

                Read about old favorites, such as Augustine and Luther, and learn about the obscure, though equally influential Christians, such as Cocceius and Olevianus. This collection of short biographies details the lives of fifty-two professing believers who lived and died for Christ. Not sentimental or fictionalized, these accounts tell what Christians actually said and did during difficult times, and they prepare the reader to face opposition today.

                 

                What others are saying about the book:

                "While¬†Portraits of Faithful Saints¬†may not make the official textbook lists in some seminaries, students are going to latch on to Hanko's latest as an indispensable cheatsheet on the biography of theologians‚ÄĒthe¬†Halley's Handbook¬†of its field."‚ÄĒChristian Observer

                 

                Herman Hanko served as a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches from 1955 to 1965, when he was appointed to serve as professor in the Protestant Reformed Seminary in Grandville, MI. He served in that capacity until his retirement in 2001. He continues to lecture widely in the USA, the United Kingdom, and other countries, including Singapore and the Philippines. 

                 

                • 464 pages¬†
                • ISBN 978-1-944555-31-3¬†

                 

                RELATED PRODUCTS 

                Contending for the Faith 

                 

                Hardcover version available 

                Praise His Majesty Praise His Majesty

                Level Member Price $14.92

                $22.95

                Praise His Majesty is a sheet music book containing 254 Psalter tunes arranged for beginning pianists. Teachers of piano will find this book a worthwhile supplement to their students’ course of study. The beginning piano student will be able to play the first few songs after only a few piano lessons, and adults with limited experience on the piano may also find this book to be of value. 

                The book gradually progresses to levels that are more difficult. Upon completion of this book, a pianist of any level should be ready to play out of The Psalter itself.

                This 8¬Ĺ x 11 book has a sturdy semi-concealed double-wire binding and glossy nylon laminate covers.

                 

                What others are saying about the book:

                I have taught piano lessons for many years now, and I have found this book a wonderful way to introduce Psalter playing to my students. They all love to play Psalters as soon as possible, but it takes a long time before most of them are ready to play from our regular Psalter. So I find this book a great addition to my teaching material, and my students all love it as well. - Jeanne K.

                 

                • 180¬†pages
                • softcover, spiral bound
                • ISBN 978-0-916206-92-5
                Preparing for Dating and Marriage

                Level Member Price $8.46

                $9.95

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                Convinced that instruction on marriage is for God‚Äôs youth early on, Pastor Cory Griess has provided a distinctive devotional aid for family worship. Parents, do not delay! Before our children enter the dating scene, where feelings tend to inhibit clear Christian thought, we must ground them now in scriptural principles. The youth of the church will soon make pivotal decisions in their dating years that will permanently affect their married lives. Here is a biblical, insightful, and practical guide for Christian parents, many of whom have vowed at baptism to train their children in the doctrines of scripture to the utmost of their power. ‚ÄĒPastor Jonathan Mahtani

                 

                Read reviews by Joshua Engelsma (author of Dating Differently), Don E. Galardi, Sacha Walicord, and Grant Van Leuven.

                 

                Cory Griess is a pastor and seminary professor in the Protestant Reformed Churches of America. He and his wife, Lael, live in Grand Rapids, MI, where he currently serves as Professor of Practical Theology and New Testament Studies at the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Lael, have six children, all born in Northwest Iowa where he pastored for nine years before moving to Michigan in 2018.


                • 112 pages
                • softcover
                • ISBN 978-1-944555-71-9

                 

                eBook version available

                Preparing for Dating and Marriage (eBook)

                Level Member Price $2.99

                $9.95

                 Click for sample

                Convinced that instruction on marriage is for God‚Äôs youth early on, Pastor Cory Griess has provided a distinctive devotional aid for family worship. Parents, do not delay! Before our children enter the dating scene, where feelings tend to inhibit clear Christian thought, we must ground them now in scriptural principles. The youth of the church will soon make pivotal decisions in their dating years that will permanently affect their married lives. Here is a biblical, insightful, and practical guide for Christian parents, many of whom have vowed at baptism to train their children in the doctrines of scripture to the utmost of their power.¬†‚ÄĒPastor Jonathan Mahtani

                 

                Read reviews by Joshua Engelsma (author of Dating Differently), Don E. Galardi, Sacha Walicord, and Grant Van Leuven.

                 

                Cory Griess is a pastor and seminary professor in the Protestant Reformed Churches of America. He and his wife, Lael, live in Grand Rapids, MI, where he currently serves as Professor of Practical Theology and New Testament Studies at the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Lael, have six children, all born in Northwest Iowa where he pastored for nine years before moving to Michigan in 2018.


                • 112 pages
                • ISBN 978-1-944555-72-6


                Softcover version available

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