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The author’s narrative recounts the reformation of the church in 1834, when Hendrik de Cock witnessed against the false doctrines and unspiritual character of the state Reformed church of the Netherlands. After having been unceremoniously suspended and deposed from office, he led his congregation to return to the biblical worship of God in Christ Jesus as set forth in the Reformed creeds, which represents the faith of God’s saints throughout the ages. His witness has inspired the witness of hundreds of thousands of people throughout the world until this day.

This book therefore recounts one man’s struggle against the perversions of scripture by the vast majority of ordained pastors in the state Reformed church with its million or more spiritually sleeping members. Contra mundum was the character of this struggle for the truth. De Cock’s witness therefore was a trumpet blast in the night of spiritual darkness that awakened God’s people at the morn of a new day, while at the same time it angered and galvanized the unfaithful ecclesiastical administrators in opposition. De Cock gave witness to the sole authority of sacred scripture and to the binding authority of the Reformed creeds, which for Reformed believers is derived from the binding authority of the Bible. 

 

Read reviews by Dr. Wes Bredenhof, Prof. David Engelsma, Dr. Eugene Heideman, E. T. Kirkland, Cornelius Pronk, Clayton Spronk, Pieter VanderMeyden, and Charles Terpstra (The Three R's blog).

Marvin Kamps (1940-2014) was a minister of the word in the Protestant Reformed Churches from 1976-1993. He served congregations in Iowa, Washington, and West Michigan.

  • 512 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-23-7

 

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The third book in the¬†Reformed Spirituality¬†series, this book again consists of meditations by Protestant Reformed minister and theologian, Herman Hoeksema. The meditations in this volume have in common their living, breathing zeal for the glory of the good God. God is only good‚ÄĒgood in himself; good in creation; good in salvation; good in Christ; good to his elect people.

This set of beautiful meditations demonstrates that genuine spirituality rises from and ends in the glory of God, for the zeal of the soul for God's glory is the most profound spirituality. And because the Spirit works spirituality by sound doctrine, spirituality exists and flourishes by means of sound instruction in biblical, Reformed doctrine.

All Glory to the Only Good God is part of the Reformed Spirituality series comprised of meditations written by Herman Hoeksema.

 

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.

  • 336 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-28-2

 

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Peace for the Troubled Heart

Communion with God

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Featuring over a dozen authors, Always Reforming demonstrates that the Spirit of Christ has carried on the reforming work of Christ in the sixteenth century in one particular branch of the church of the Reformation. A successor to The Sixteenth-Century Reformation of the Church, this book traces the continuing reformation in the Netherlands in the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries, and in the Protestant Reformed Churches in North America in the twentieth century.  

  • 318 pages
  • ISBN 978-0-916206-99-4¬†
  • Edited by David Engelsma

 

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Common Grace Revisited (eBook)

Reformed Worship (eBook)

Sixteenth-Century Reformation

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This book recounts much of the gripping history of the schism of 1953 within the Protestant Reformed Churches (PRC), the culmination of the hard fought battle for sovereign grace in the covenant. The book includes new, important details that have not been previously published and also provides the history of the controversial adoption by the PRCA of the Declaration of Principles, the document that in some ways occasioned the schism of 1953. In the appendices of the book, Engelsma gives a brief, valuable commentary on the Declaration, the first commentary to be written.

 

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. 

  • 304 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-27-5

 

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Behold, He Cometh is an essay-style commentary on the much disputed book of Revelation. By careful exegesis, the author gives a solidly Reformed, amillennial interpretation of scripture. This book sets forth in clear, concise language the comforting truths concerning the end times.

 

"...lucid, simple style...In interpreting the symbolism, the author is refreshingly sane." ‚ÄĒPeace & Truth magazine
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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.
  • 800 pages¬†¬†
  • ISBN 978-1-944555-46-7

 

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An orthodox commentary on the confession, that is, one that is in wholehearted accord with the teachings of the confession, and resolutely faithful to them, will be profitable to Reformed Christians and churches in the twenty-first century, not only for invaluable instruction in the Reformed faith, but also for the maintenance and defense of Reformed orthodoxy.

Founded on holy scripture, the Belgic Confession determines sound doctrine for Reformed churches and believers. This doctrine is rich, lovely, and powerful. The confession also authoritatively exposes contemporary heresies. As they read this commentary which proclaims the doctrine and authority of the confession, all believers who love the Reformed faith will be faithfully guided in the truth of the ‚Äúold paths.‚ÄĚ

Volume one covers Articles 1-21 of the Belgic Confession.

 

Read reviews by Herman Hanko (PRCA) and Nathan Langerak.

 

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.

  • 368 pages
  • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-34-4

 

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Belgic Confession: A Commentary - volume 2 (eBook)

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With the publication of this book is completed a Reformed, full-scale, commentary on the Belgic Confession, of which there are few in English today. This second volume is not a summary of the Confession, nor a compilation of sermons loosely based on the Confession, but a commentary. It explains the Confession, article by article, doctrine by doctrine.

Volume two begins with the Confession‚Äôs opening article on the doctrine of salvation, continues with the Confession‚Äôs lengthy treatment of the doctrine of the church, and concludes with the Confession‚Äôs explanation of the doctrine of the last things‚ÄĒeschatology.

Volume two covers Articles 22-37 of the Belgic Confession and includes indexes for both volume 1 and volume 2.

 

Read reviews by Allen Brummel (PRCA) and H. David Schuringa (as printed in the July 24, 2019 issue of Christian Renewal).

 

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. 

  • 400 pages
  • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-36-8

 

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The Belgic Confession of Faith is a beloved summary of the Christian faith‚ÄĒfor the building up of the church of Christ and to the glory of the triune God. But the Belgic Confession is not only a statement of faith. The theological depths and the personal character of this beloved document make it a more-than-suitable resource to which the believer can turn for the daily practice of personal devotions.¬†

The 365 meditations in this book will daily guide the reader toward a better understanding of those scriptural truths for which the author of the Belgic Confession, Guido de Brès, lived and died.


  • 416 pages
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  • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-7-02

 

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Better to Marry provides straightforward, practical instruction for single and married believers alike, taken directly from the classic Bible passages on sex and marriage. Two appendices treat the remarriage and prohibition of the remarriage of the "innocent party."

 

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. 

  • 128 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-39-8

 

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The nativity story is the message of salvation, for in the words of the Nicene Creed, ‚ÄúJesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God‚Ķfor us men¬†and for our salvation,¬†came down from heaven, and was incarnate by the Holy Ghost of the Virgin Mary, and was made man.‚Ä̬†Jesus was born for our salvation!

Follow the inspired evangelists, Matthew and Luke, as they relate the wonderful events that surround the birth and early childhood of Jesus Christ. Marvel at the announcement of the angel Gabriel. Rejoice with Mary, Elizabeth, the unborn John, and Joseph. Trace the steps of Mary and Joseph to Bethlehem, where the Savior is born. Listen to the heavenly song of the angelic host as they announce the gospel to lowly shepherds. Meet patient Simeon and aged Anna in the temple, and hear Simeon’s mysterious prophecy of the Savior’s rejection. Make the long trek from the east with the wise men who eagerly seek him that is born King of the Jews. Enter the palace of ruthless King Herod and witness his satanic enmity against the newborn Savior. Flee with Mary, Joseph, and Jesus to Egypt to escape the king’s wrath. Observe Jesus’ childhood development in Nazareth, and, finally, accompany Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem in his twelfth year, where he must be about his Father’s business. 

 

Read reviews by Jerome Julien (The Outlook), Joseph Holstege (PRCA), Jonathan Langerak (PRCA), and Stephan Regnerus (PRCA). 

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.

  • 288¬†pages
  • ISBN 978-1-944555-56-6

 

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Some professing Christians deny the necessity of church membership. Others join a church for unsubstantial reasons or leave a church for trivial, often selfish reasons. Many remain members of apostatizing churches because of family or traditional ties. Some Christians find themselves in areas or countries where no true church exists or can be formed. They ask, sometimes in anguish, "What must we do?"

Seemingly forgotten today is the truth that Jesus Christ institutes his catholic church in organized congregations that are clearly identified by objective marks. These are true churches, in distinction from false and apostatizing churches.

In the form of letters to an inquiring (though not always appreciative) European audience, this book addresses the issue of church membership in the twenty-first century.  This instruction is applicable to all believers and is based on scripture, the Belgic Confession, and the important, but little known, controversy of John Calvin with the Nicodemites.

 

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.

  • 184 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-10-7


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    A few days before Jesus gave his life on the cross, his disciples asked, ‚ÄúWhat shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?‚ÄĚ (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‚Äôs coming for our comfort as we look for ‚Äúthat blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ‚ÄĚ (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 ‚Äúsign-gazing,‚ÄĚ 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‚Äôs 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!

     

    Read reviews by Ryan Barnhill (PRCA), Jerome Julien (URC), and Dr. Julian Kennedy (CPRC). 

    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.

    • 304 pages
    • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-15-3

     

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    Originally written in 1552, this treatise by Calvin on the doctrines of predestination and providence represents his mature thoughts on these subjects.
     
    In the previous edition, Calvin's treatise was divided into two parts according to the subject matter. This edition of Calvin's Calvinism puts the related topics of predestination and providence together, the way Calvin himself addressed them in his original.
     
    Calvin's Calvinism features brief historical introductions to the treatise and to Calvin's replies to a former friend who wrote against this treatise. These replies are also included in this edition.

    • Translated by Henry Cole
    • Edited by Russell J. Dykstra
    • 330 pages
    • ISBN 978-1-936054-85-5

     

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    This book is a critique of Abraham Kuyper’s cultural theory of a common grace of God and of the grandiose mission of this grace, and of those who confess the theory and evidently intend to promote it so that it accomplishes the end Kuyper claimed. The book exposes Kuyper’s biblical basis for his theory and its practical mission.

    The first and main part of the book is a much-expanded version of the public lecture given in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 2014 under the auspices of the evangelism society of Southwest Protestant Reformed Church in Wyoming, Michigan. The second part of the book consists of questions raised by the audience at the conclusion of the lecture and of the answers by the speaker at the lecture. 

     

    Read reviews by Robert Burford (Frankston South, Australia), Arie den Hartog (PRCA), William Gibson (the English Churchman), and Dr. Julian Kennedy (CPRC).

    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.

    • 192 pages
    • ISBN 978-1-944555-03-0

     

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    This revised third edition is the accepted standard for the interpretation and application of the Church Order of Dordrecht by Reformed and Presbyterian denominations. This weighty and time-tested commentary instructs us today on the need for a book of order for biblical consistency in church government.

    • ISBN¬†978-1-936054-25-1

     

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    The Coming of Zion's Redeemer is written on the prophecies of Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi. 

    These prophecies, though not always easy to understand, are as much needed today as when they were written. Written for those living at the end of the Old Testament and looking forward to the first coming of Christ, they speak with authority and promise to those who are looking forward to the second coming of Christ and who live near the end of this present age. Very different in style, they have a unity of theme and purpose in Christ, the great king, priest, and prophet of his people.

    Read a review by Thomas Miersma (PRCA).

    Ronald Hanko was ordained and installed in 1979 as minister at Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Throughout his time 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.
    • 544 pages
    • ISBN 978-1-936054-42-8

     

     

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    Written as a response to Dr. Richard J. Mouw's He Shines in All That's Fair: Culture and Common Grace, this book examines the theory of common grace in the light of scripture and the Reformed confessions, challenges Shines' claim to be part of the body of Reformed truth, and proposes an alternative to common grace.

     

    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.

    • 112 pages
    • paperback
    • ISBN 978-1-936054-43-5

     

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    Other Books in the Rightly Dividing Series:

    Reformed Worship (eBook)

    Sixteenth-Century Reformation

    Always Reforming (eBook)

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    A biblical, doctrinal, and Christ-centered devotional, this book addresses the theme of the believer’s communion with God. Each meditation expresses the knowing, desiring, feeling, and acting of the faith of the heart that is near to God and in fellowship with him in Christ by the Holy Spirit.

    Communion with God is the second part of the Reformed Spirituality series comprised of meditations written by Herman Hoeksema.

     

    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.

    • 368 pages
    • ISBN 978-1-936054-06-0

     

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    Other Books in the Reformed Spirituality Series:
    Peace for the Troubled Heart
    All Glory to the Only Good God

     

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      Contending for the Faith¬†presents the history of heretics that have troubled the church over the last two thousand years, treating errors from AD 100 (Marcion) to the present day (federal vision theology). What sets this book apart is its evaluation of every heresy from a consistently and unashamedly Reformed perspective. The reader will readily grasp the significance of the early heretics as Herman Hanko demonstrates the connection between their heresies and the errors arising later in history. The vibrant writing style brings the heretics‚ÄĒancient and modern‚ÄĒto life. This trustworthy guide to the heretics equips believers today to "contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints" (Jude 1:3).

      Contending for the Faith is a companion volume to Hanko's Portraits of Faithful Saints, a book of short biographies of the defenders of the truth from as far back as AD 100.

       

      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.

      • 392 pages
      • ISBN¬†978-1-936054-81-7

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            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.

             

            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.

            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. 

            • 272 pages
            • ISBN 978-1-944555-11-5

             

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            Covenant and election are two of the most prominent and most important truths in Scripture. They run through the Bible like two grand, harmonious themes in symphony. These two doctrines and their relation are the twofold subject of this book.


            The author illumines covenant and election from the controversial history of the confession of the teachings and their relation to the Reformed tradition‚ÄĒfrom John Calvin in the sixteenth-century through the fathers of the Secession churches in the nineteenth-century Netherlands to the twentieth-century theologians Herman Bavinck and Herman Hoeksema.

             

            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.

            • 288 pages
            • ISBN 978-1-936054-09-1

             

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            The Covenant of God and the Children of Believers defends the Reformed faith of the covenant of God by exposing the view of the covenant from which the attack of the "federal vision" arises. At the same time, the book sets forth the doctrine of the covenant that safeguards and promotes the gospel of sovereign grace, demonstrating that this covenant doctrine is biblical, confessional, and traditionally Reformed.

            Since the controversy centers on the inclusion of the children of believers in the covenant, this book emphasizes the rightful place of children in the covenant of grace and the proper rearing of them. The author gives consideration to the views of the Protestant Reformed Churches, Baptists, the Netherlands Reformed Congregations, and the Canadian Reformed Churches ("liberated") on this topic. Leading representatives of these churches and traditions join in the discussion. 


            "The Covenant of God and the Children of Believers strikes a death blow to the heart of heresy which is sweeping through Reformed churches." ‚ÄĒEnglish Churchman

            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.

            • 250 pages
            • ISBN 978-1-936054-80-0

             

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                We’re bombarded with antichristian messages everywhere in life, and from casual hookups to casual sex, our culture’s messages on dating are no different.

                But Christians don’t have to follow these norms. The Bible gives us a better way.

                It‚Äôs a way of chastity and wisdom. A way that understands that marriage‚ÄĒthe end goal of dating‚ÄĒis for life. The person you marry will shape who you become spiritually. And that person will also be the father or mother to the children God is pleased to give you some day.

                Pastorally and accessibly, Joshua Engelsma answers the practical questions of Reformed, Christian dating based on the truth that we must date differently‚ÄĒwith marriage as the goal and scripture as the guide.

                 

                Read reviews by Kristin Stiles (booksataglance.com), James Admiraal (The Outlook), Gary Eriks (PRCA), Cory Griess (PRCA), Michelle Hofman (Young Calvinists), Jim Regnerus, Charles Terpstra (The Three R's Blog), Jon Van Dyk (Christian Renewal), Mrs. Ricky Pronk (The Messenger), and Sarah Vandergugten (Clarion)!

                Joshua Engelsma is a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches of America. He lives in Doon, Iowa, with his wife, Courtney, and six children. He has served as pastor of Doon Protestant Reformed Church since 2014.

                • 160 pages
                • ISBN 978-1-944555-60-3

                 

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                The statement in Article 28 of the Belgic Confession that all believers are ‚Äúin duty bound to join and unite themselves with‚ÄĚ an instituted church that has the three marks of the true church has proved to be controversial in North America and Europe. Engelsma‚Äôs recent book,¬†Bound to Join, addresses the doctrine of church membership and has received criticism from both expected and unexpected critics.

                This book answers those critics, defending the doctrine of church membership and demonstrating that love for the universal, invisible church invariably expresses itself by love for the manifestation of this church in the church institute. This book also examines the "house church" movement and the claim by such men as Harold Camping that the church age has ended.

                This book is a must-read, especially for those who have read Bound to Join!

                 

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                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.

                • 160 pages
                • ISBN 978-1-936054-13-8

                 

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                  Doctrine according to Godliness is perfect for older youths or adults who have questions on Reformed theology and want answers quickly. The book consists of short, easy-to-read explanations of more than 235 topics of Reformed theology. The sections are both comprehensive yet succinct, each only a page or two long. An index to the subject titles allows the reader to find a title under any of its key words. The book makes an especially good resource for older young people in doctrine classes, for newcomers to the Reformed faith on domestic or foreign mission fields, and for those studying doctrine with a view toward church membership.

                  One would expect a book of this kind to be quite dry and tedious to read, but Doctrine according to Godliness is warm, personal, and has a definite devotional feel to it. 

                   

                  Ronald Hanko was ordained and installed in 1979 as minister at Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Wyckoff, New Jersey. Throughout his time 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.

                  • 352 pages
                  • ISBN 978-1-936054-24-4

                   

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                  Doctrine according to Godliness is perfect for older youths or adults who have questions on Reformed theology and want answers quickly. The book consists of short, easy-to-read explanations of more than 235 topics of Reformed theology. The sections are both comprehensive yet succinct, each only a page or two long. An index to the subject titles allows the reader to find a title under any of its key words. The book makes an especially good resource for older young people in doctrine classes, for newcomers to the Reformed faith on domestic or foreign mission fields, and for those studying doctrine with a view toward church membership.

                  Included in this eBook: Doctrine According to Godliness, Part 1: God and His Word

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                  Doctrine according to Godliness is perfect for older youths or adults who have questions on Reformed theology and want answers quickly. The book consists of short, easy-to-read explanations of more than 235 topics of Reformed theology. The sections are both comprehensive yet succinct, each only a page or two long. An index to the subject titles allows the reader to find a title under any of its key words. The book makes an especially good resource for older young people in doctrine classes, for newcomers to the Reformed faith on domestic or foreign mission fields, and for those studying doctrine with a view toward church membership.

                  Included in this eBook: Doctrine According to Godliness, Part 2: Man and His World

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                  Doctrine according to Godliness is perfect for older youths or adults who have questions on Reformed theology and want answers quickly. The book consists of short, easy-to-read explanations of more than 235 topics of Reformed theology. The sections are both comprehensive yet succinct, each only a page or two long. An index to the subject titles allows the reader to find a title under any of its key words. The book makes an especially good resource for older young people in doctrine classes, for newcomers to the Reformed faith on domestic or foreign mission fields, and for those studying doctrine with a view toward church membership.

                  Included in this eBook: Doctrine According to Godliness, Part 3: Christ and His Work

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                  Doctrine according to Godliness is perfect for older youths or adults who have questions on Reformed theology and want answers quickly. The book consists of short, easy-to-read explanations of more than 235 topics of Reformed theology. The sections are both comprehensive yet succinct, each only a page or two long. An index to the subject titles allows the reader to find a title under any of its key words. The book makes an especially good resource for older young people in doctrine classes, for newcomers to the Reformed faith on domestic or foreign mission fields, and for those studying doctrine with a view toward church membership.

                  Included in this eBook: Doctrine According to Godliness, Part 4: The Covenant and Salvation

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                  Doctrine according to Godliness is perfect for older youths or adults who have questions on Reformed theology and want answers quickly. The book consists of short, easy-to-read explanations of more than 235 topics of Reformed theology. The sections are both comprehensive yet succinct, each only a page or two long. An index to the subject titles allows the reader to find a title under any of its key words. The book makes an especially good resource for older young people in doctrine classes, for newcomers to the Reformed faith on domestic or foreign mission fields, and for those studying doctrine with a view toward church membership.

                  Included in this eBook: Doctrine According to Godliness, Part 5: The Church and the Sacraments

                  $4.99

                  Doctrine according to Godliness is perfect for older youths or adults who have questions on Reformed theology and want answers quickly. The book consists of short, easy-to-read explanations of more than 235 topics of Reformed theology. The sections are both comprehensive yet succinct, each only a page or two long. An index to the subject titles allows the reader to find a title under any of its key words. The book makes an especially good resource for older young people in doctrine classes, for newcomers to the Reformed faith on domestic or foreign mission fields, and for those studying doctrine with a view toward church membership.

                  Included in this eBook: Doctrine According to Godliness, Part 6: The Return of Christ and the Last Things

                   

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                  In his preaching and teaching, the Lord Jesus Christ does not quote directly from the book of Ecclesiastes. Jesus, rather, takes up the truth and concepts found in that book and expands on them in many of his parables. As such, the teachings of Ecclesiastes are part of the fabric of the gospel. The book undergirds the knowledge of the world as it is fallen in sin under God‚Äôs judgment. The world can afford us no salvation; man cannot deliver himself from bondage; under the sun the works of men do not profit; salvation, which is from above, is a work of God alone; God must enter into our misery in the person of his only begotten Son to save and redeem us. Under the sun, deliverance is not to be found, only vanity and death. Ecclesiastes points to the need for the work of God‚Äôs grace‚ÄĒin Christ, the true Savior‚ÄĒas the only solution to the fallen world and its vanity.

                   

                  Read reviews by H. D. Schuringa (Christian Renewal), Ryan Barnhill (PRCA), Stephen Regnerus (PRCA), and Richard Alan Fuhr Jr (JETS)!

                  Thomas Miersma is minister emeritus in the Protestant Reformed Churches. During his ministry (1982‚Äď2017) he pastored two churches in Canada. He also labored in the United States for many years as Western Home Missionary.

                  • 246 pages
                  • ISBN 978-1-7368154-8-9

                   

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                  The believers James is writing to faced many problems as they made the transition from the Old Testament to the New Testament. James addresses these issues that the early Christians faced, including trials and temptations, true religion, wisdom, the use of the tongue, the judgment of the rich, patience, and spiritual help in trouble.

                  This eminently practical book gives instruction for living the Christian life in many of its aspects. A salient feature is the relation between justification and works, which James explains by the examples of Abraham and Rahab.

                   

                  Read reviews by Martyn McGeown (PRCA) and Matt DeBoer (PRCA).

                  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.

                  • 304 pages
                  • ISBN 978-1-936054-87-9

                   

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                  The contemporary heresy of the federal vision is wreaking havoc on the Reformed and Presbyterian churches in North America. The author exposes the ugly root of the heresy (a conditional covenant) and sets forth the truth of the unconditional covenant, proclaiming the Reformation’s gospel of salvation by grace alone.

                   

                  Read reviews by Ian A. Hewitson (Westminster Theological Seminary) and Douglas Douma (A Place for Thoughts).

                  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.

                  • 252 pages
                  • ISBN 978-1-936054-08-4

                   

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                  Among Reformed Christians, the celebration of the anniversary of the Synod of Dordt (1618‚Äď19) is second only to the commemoration of the Reformation of the sixteenth century. Indeed, marking the anniversary of the ‚Äúgreat synod,‚ÄĚ as it soon was called,¬†is¬†commemoration of the Reformation. This¬†book explores the preservation of the gospel of God‚Äôs sovereign grace at Dordt, which was restored to the church through the Reformation. This heritage is one that faithful Reformed churches ought to esteem, as that heritage was defended and handed down by the Synod of Dordt.

                  In 2018, the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary held a conference to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the Synod of Dordt. For God’s Glory and the Church’s Consolation includes all the presentations made at that conference and more. 

                  Authors of the content in this book include Angus Stewart, Brian Huizinga, Mark Shand, Douglas Kuiper, William Langerak, Ron Cammenga, and Barrett Gritters. 

                   

                  Read review by Stuart Brogden (Truth in Grace). 

                  • 320 pages
                  • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-58-0

                   

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                  This fascinating study shows how the battle for truth and the history of Christ's church are inseparably connected. Historical facts are woven through doctrinal history as the author tells the story of a denomination that has fought hard to hold to the Reformed truth.

                   

                  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 lived through much of the history he writes about in this book, and taught church history for more than three decades. 

                  • 592 pages
                  • ISBN 978-1-944555-62-7

                   

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                  This beautiful eBook is the perfect gift for anyone, young or old. This book discusses the nine aspects of the fruit of the Spirit (found in Galatians 5:22, 23) that proceed from that fountain, Christ, and which by his Spirit he works in his saints. The author encourages branches of believers and their seed unto a life of good fruit-bearing.

                  New author Richard J. Smit first wrote about the fruit of the Spirit in a series of articles that appeared in the Standard Bearer and now appear in book form in this new eBook. 

                   

                  Richard J. Smit has been a minister in the Protestant Reformed churches since his ordination in 1996. He has served as a missionary to the Philippines twice, ministering for over a decade to the saints there. Fruit of the Spirit is his first book.

                  • 155 pages
                  • ISBN 978-1-936054-22-0


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                    What does the Bible teach regarding God‚Äôs attitude to the reprobate ungodly? What are the implications that God has an attitude of favor to the wicked? Do the Psalms support or give the lie to the theory of common grace? Does Zwier‚Äôs ‚Äútriple cord‚ÄĚ of biblical texts hold firm, or is it cut to ribbons?

                    Read this classic work and gain new appreciation for the truth that God’s goodness is always particular.

                     

                    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.

                    • 144 pages
                    • ISBN 978-1-936054-91-6


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                    AD 2017 marked the five-hundredth anniversary of the Reformation of the church of Jesus Christ. In 1517 the Reformer Martin Luther affixed the ninety-five theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg, Germany, the act by which Jesus Christ began his reformation of his church. Essential to this Reformation was the gospel-truth of justification by faith alone. This book on justification is intended by the Reformed Free Publishing Association and the author to celebrate that glorious work of Christ.

                    But the purpose is more than a celebration of the beginning of the Reformation. It is to maintain, defend, and promote the Reformation in the perilous times for the church at present. The doctrine of justification by faith alone is so fundamental to the gospel of grace that an exposition and defense of this truth are in order always. The true church of Christ in the world simply cannot keep silent about this doctrine. To keep silent about justification by faith alone would be to silence the gospel.


                    Read reviews by Douglas Douma (A Place for Thoughts), John Marcus (PRCA), and Martin Vanderwal.

                    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.

                    • 528 pages
                    • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-19-1

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                    These were the Dark Ages, the days of knights and castles and kings and queens, of monasteries, Vikings, and monks. But one monk stood out from all the rest. One monk stood firm for the truth he believed, though no one stood with him at all. This is the story of Gottschalk of Orbais, a light of truth in the darkness of his age‚ÄĒand a light of truth in ours.

                    For years, the RFPA has discussed publishing books for younger readers, and Gottschalk: Servant of God represents our first effort. This book is intended for junior high and high school ages. Because the story is intriguing and the history of Gottschalk is not well-known, adults will also enjoy this book and find it profitable.

                     

                    Read reviews by Dr. Julian Kennedy (CPRC), Ryan Schipper, Taylor Vink, and Lori Hooten (The Old Schoolhouse).

                    What others have said about this book:

                    "Gottschalk is my hero."‚ÄĒHerman Hanko

                    "Students, parents, elders, and ministers. This is a volume they could all read with profound benefit."‚ÄĒMarvin Kamps

                    "Honestly, it is a very, very good book."‚ÄĒ7th grade student

                     

                    Connie Meyer is a 1982 graduate of Calvin College with a BA in art education. She is a wife and the mother to five children. She has written multiple RFPA publications, including a 3-volume art curriculum called Behold the Beauty.

                    • 160 pages
                    • ISBN 978-1-936054-89-3


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                    In 1618-19, the great Synod of Dordt met to counter the Arminian error that was threatening the peace and welfare of the Reformed churches in the Netherlands. The fruit of their deliberations were the Canons of Dordt, a creed which has defined the Calvinist and Reformed faith for centuries.

                    This accessible commentary on the Canons leads readers through the comforting message of the creed: being wholly saved by God‚Äôs¬†grace‚ÄĒnot one‚Äôs own merit‚ÄĒcomes with the steadfast¬†assurance¬†of eternal and unchangeable election.

                     

                    Read reviews by Ron Cammenga (PRTJ), Jake Dykstra (Beacon Lights), Derrick Span, and Philip Harbach.

                    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.

                    • 384 pages
                    • hardcover
                    • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-40-5

                     

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                    The great 16th-century church Reformation was so significant an event that virtually every church today is affected by that history and the 16th-century reforms in doctrine and life.

                    This book demonstrates the impact of that historic event by focusing on a few aspects of the Reformation, including the crucial issues of justification by faith alone, the authority of scripture, and proper worship. This book also covers two lesser-known yet significant aspects of the Reformation that began in 1517: the unique development of the Reformation in the Lowlands, and the reformers‚Äô response to the ‚Äúradical reformation.‚ÄĚ

                     

                    The chapters included in this book are written by: Ronald L. Cammenga (editor), David Torlach, Barrett L. Gritters, Martyn McGeown, Russell Dykstra, and Steven Key.

                    • 208 pages
                    • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-38-2


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                      Is there a "well-meant offer" of salvation to all men? Or is the call of the gospel restricted to the elect only? Is there an alternative to these two extremes?

                      This book sets forth and defends the Reformed position of the gospel call to all mankind.

                       

                      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.

                      • 224 pages
                      • ISBN 978-1-936054-20-6

                       

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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

                       

                      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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                      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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                      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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                      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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                      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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                      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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                        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
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