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Redeemed with Judgment - volume 2 (eBook)

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The prophecy of Isaiah occupies a large place in the Old Testament canon of Scripture, not only from the viewpoint of its length, but also from the perspective of its significance. Second only to the psalms, it is the book most frequently quoted in the New Testament. Among the books of the prophets, it is quoted by Jesus and his apostles in support of the New Testament gospel of grace more frequently than all of the other prophets put together. In addition, Isaiah’s vocabulary is richer than that of any other prophet, and even more comprehensive and diverse than that of the psalms.

Why did Jesus and his apostles quote from Isaiah as often as they did? What did the author of this book see in the prophecy of Isaiah that made him concentrate much of his preaching on this book for some thirty years?

The answer lies in the messianic characteristic of the book; Isaiah speaks of Christ. Sometimes the prophecy is indirect, vague, and difficult to understand. At other times clear, literal, and straightforward. In either case, Isaiah always speaks of the coming of the Messiah implying both the judgment of the wicked world and the salvation of Zion.

The author of this book, Homer C. Hoeksema loved the prophecy of Isaiah and preached on 125 different passages from the Bible book. Redeemed with Judgment: Sermons on Isaiah is a transcribed and edited collection of these sermons.

 

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.


  • 639 pages
  • ISBN 978-0-916206-98-7
Redeemed with Judgment - volume 1 (eBook)

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The prophecy of Isaiah occupies a large place in the Old Testament canon of Scripture, not only from the viewpoint of its length, but also from the perspective of its significance. Second only to the psalms, it is the book most frequently quoted in the New Testament. Among the books of the prophets, it is quoted by Jesus and his apostles in support of the New Testament gospel of grace more frequently than all of the other prophets put together. In addition, Isaiah’s vocabulary is richer than that of any other prophet, and even more comprehensive and diverse than that of the psalms.

Why did Jesus and his apostles quote from Isaiah as often as they did? What did the author of this book see in the prophecy of Isaiah that made him concentrate much of his preaching on this book for some thirty years?

The answer lies in the messianic characteristic of the book; Isaiah speaks of Christ. Sometimes the prophecy is indirect, vague, and difficult to understand. At other times clear, literal, and straightforward. In either case, Isaiah always speaks of the coming of the Messiah implying both the judgment of the wicked world and the salvation of Zion.

The author of this book, Homer C. Hoeksema loved the prophecy of Isaiah and preached on 125 different passages from the Bible book. Redeemed with Judgment: Sermons on Isaiah is a transcribed and edited collection of these sermons.

 

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.

 

  • 464 pages
  • ISBN: 978-1-959515-13-5
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
Biblical and Religious Psychology (eBook)

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This book will be published in December 2023. Pre-Orders will be shipped out shortly after.

The great Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck (1854‚Äď1921) was famous for his study of many disciplines, including psychology.¬†The pinnacle of his studies in theological psychology is¬†Biblical and Religious Psychology. The book is divided into two parts which work in harmony to cultivate a theological anthropology that attends to who man psychologically is, in relation to God, according to both special and general revelation. Both readers acquainted with Bavinck and new readers will be captivated by the author‚Äôs typically rich and erudite style.¬†

Biblical and Religious Psychology, translated by Herman Hanko and edited by Gregory Parker Jr, with revisions by Annemarieke Ryskamp, is an enlightening and stimulating work that will help all readers think more deeply about the relationship between theology and psychology and appreciate the theological complexities of being human.

 

What others are saying about the book:

In recent years there has been a renewal of interest in a ‚Äútheological psychology.‚ÄĚ While a rift may have existed in the recent past between theology and psychology, this has not always been the case. Herman Bavinck was one of many theologians who thought deeply about the connection between these two disciplines. He did this in a time when psychology was asserting itself as a science. For anyone interested in how one can put the words ‚Äúbiblical‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúpsychology‚ÄĚ together, this is an important work to consider. The readers will find themselves challenged and encouraged to take up the task of constructing a ‚Äútheological psychology‚ÄĚ anew. ‚ÄstCameron Clausing, lecturer in applied theology and missional engagement at Christ College (Sydney, Australia)

This book showcases Bavinck‚Äôs attentiveness to the empirical granularity of biblical teaching on humanity. Further, the text represents Bavinck ľs mature writings on these topics, so readers who want a fuller picture of his reflections on the issue cannot neglect reading these texts. The editors and translators should be celebrated for bringing this accessible yet profound work to a wider audience, and the incisive introduction by John Bolt makes it all the more worthwhile. Take up and read! ‚ÄstN. Gray Sutanto, assistant professor of systematic theology of Reformed Theological Seminary (Washington D.C.),¬†author of¬†God and Knowledge: Herman Bavinck‚Äôs Theological Epistemology, cotranslator and coeditor of Herman Bavinck‚Äôs¬†Christian Worldview

Bavinck spent his career as a theologian thinking about the human subject. Here you get his final thoughts on the psyche, consciousness, and particularly what the Bible teaches about human beings and how we respond to God‚Äôs presence. This is the work of the mature Bavinck, which makes it worth paying attention to. ‚ÄstCory Brock, minister in the Free Church of Scotland at St. Columba‚Äôs (Edinburgh) and lecturer in systematic theology and preaching at Edinburgh Theological Seminary

As the 20th century dawned, the discipline of psychology celebrated its emancipation from the Bible and theology. As the new psychology was explaining more and more of the human experience, the rich, previously theologically informed constructs such as soul, spirit, and heart were being reduced to mere consciousness that could be measured in a laboratory. The divorce between psychology and theology seemed to be final. However, thanks to the work of Hanko, Ryskamp and Parker, we now know this was not the case. In their very readable translation of Bavinck ľs Biblical and Religious Psychology, we see that Bavinck was still trying to carve out a place for a theological informed psychology. Not only will this volume be of historical benefit, but Bavinck‚Äôs treatment of the human soul in all of its fullness can and should inform contemporary psychology-theology integration discussions. ‚ÄstBryan N. Maier, associate professor of Psychology and Counseling at Cairn University

When framed in a biblical¬†anthropology, psychology as the study of human soul activity is a necessary and valuable tool for educating children.¬†‚ÄstJohn Bolt, "Introduction,"¬†professor emeritus of Calvin Theological Seminary and editor of¬†Herman Bavinck's¬†Reformed Dogmatics¬†(Gereformeerde Dogmatiek)

I consider this material to be of such interest and¬†help, especially to those who are engaged in the work of teaching¬†covenant children, that a translation and publication of it is worthwhile in spite of elements with which I disagree. Bavinck did work¬†in the area of Christian psychology which is not to be found in any¬†English writings.¬†‚ÄstHerman Hanko, "Translator's Foreword,"¬†professor emeritus of Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary

 

HERMAN BAVINCK (1854-1921) was a Dutch Reformed theologian. He earned his doctorate from the University of Leiden in 1880. He taught at the Theological School in Kampen and Free University of Amsterdam. He is well regarded as the foremost theologian of neo-Calvinism.

  • 288 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-959515-07-4

 

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Who is Jesus? Devotions, Book 1 (eBook) Who is Jesus? Devotions, Book 1 (eBook)

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Contrary to what many believe today, neither the truth that Jesus is both really God and really man nor the way that he views the people on this earth are ideas that you can simply form your own opinion on. These truths are clearly taught in the pages of Scripture and are ‚Äúprofitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness‚ÄĚ (2 Tim. 3:16).

So who is Jesus? John‚Äôs inspired gospel account of our Savior‚Äôs ministry will help you answer this question biblically, and it will also help you understand just how important the answer to your question is. When you fall into sin or are tempted to sin or when you suffer hardship and loss, there is great comfort in knowing who Jesus is‚ÄĒthe Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.


Abby Van Solkema has been writing devotionals for young people since 2018. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and lives with her husband, Tedd, and their four children in Byron Center, Michigan. Follow Abby on Instagram @the.left.fork.

 

  • 89 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-959515-05-0

 

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Who is Jesus? Devotions on the Gospel of John for Teens, Book 1 Who is Jesus? Devotions on the Gospel of John for Teens, Book 1

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Contrary to what many believe today, neither the truth that Jesus is both really God and really man nor the way that he views the people on this earth are ideas that you can simply form your own opinion on. These truths are clearly taught in the pages of Scripture and are ‚Äúprofitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness‚ÄĚ (2 Tim. 3:16).

So who is Jesus? John‚Äôs inspired gospel account of our Savior‚Äôs ministry will help you answer this question biblically, and it will also help you understand just how important the answer to your question is. When you fall into sin or are tempted to sin or when you suffer hardship and loss, there is great comfort in knowing who Jesus is‚ÄĒthe Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.


Abby Van Solkema has been writing devotionals for young people since 2018. She is a graduate of Grand Valley State University and lives with her husband, Tedd, and their four children in Byron Center, Michigan. Follow Abby on Instagram @the.left.fork.

 

  • 89 pages
  • paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-944555-92-4

 

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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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Ten Commandments for Children (eBook)

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This book teaches children...

  • what God‚Äôs law is:¬†his ten words to his people
  • how we obey God's law:¬†by loving him and¬†our neighbor
  • why we keep God's law:¬†to thank him for¬†delivering us from our sin, to be assured that¬†he has made us his children, and more

This book explains and applies each commandment in two to three chapters, covering both what God forbids and requires. Chapters include discussion questions, a Bible memory verse, and a related psalm to be sung.

 

Read reviews by Amanda DeBoer (Clarion), Judy Joyce (Embracing a Healthy Family), Abby VanSolkema (The Left Fork), Dawn Peluso (Schoolin' Swag), Vanessa Le (The Outlook), and Todd and Nicole Kooienga (The Grandville Gleaner)! Also, check out our feature on Challies.com here!

 

Ronald L. Cammenga is professor of dogmatics and Old Testament studies at the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary in Wyoming, Michigan. Ten Commandments is his first children's book.

Ana Sebastián is a digital illustrator and visual development artist based in Madrid, Spain. 

 

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T is for Tree (eBook)

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This alphabet book is a collection of Bible passages, short rhymes, and detailed illustrations designed to teach young children of their heavenly Father’s almighty power and his faithfulness to fulfill the promises he makes to them as children of his covenant. Use this book to instruct your children in the truths of salvation for all of God’s people and especially his littlest lambs.

 

Read reviews by Old Schoolhouse bloggers (click on the link and scroll down to the bottom of the page for 40 reviews!) and Worth a Bowed Head.

 

What others are saying about this book:

"Share this lovely ABC book with your youngest children. Mrs. Meyer’s colorful, detailed illustrations please the eyes; her simple, rhyming verses gratify the ears; and the selected scripture texts delight the soul. What better way to introduce our little ones to the alphabet than with the word of him who is the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last?"

‚ÄĒSarah Mowery, children‚Äôs and youth literature reviewer for¬†Perspectives in Covenant Education

 

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, and has written three books of art curriculum for the RFPA under the series title Behold the Beauty.


  • 32 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-944555-84-9


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His Mercy Endureth Forever (eBook)

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O give thanks to the Lord of lords: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him who alone doeth great wonders: for his mercy endureth for ever. To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endureth for ever.¬†‚ÄĒPsalm 136:3‚Äď5 (KJV)

God’s mercy endures forever. And the same mercy he displayed in the creation of the world and to his people Israel, he also reveals to his children in Jesus Christ. The words of this psalm and illustrator Kathleen DeJong’s beautiful acrylics and line drawings will inspire covenant children and their parents to thank God each day for his unending mercies.


Read reviews by Mary Beth Lubbers, Sarah Mowery (Perspectives), Kelly (Hope in the Chaos), and Amy Butler (The Write Balance).

 

What others have said about this book:

"Not all illustrations of Scripture are lawful or tasteful. However, Kathleen‚Äôs book of pictures carefully captures the beauty of God‚Äôs mercy described in Psalm 136. Each sketch has the imprint not only of a skilled artist but also of one who has meditated on God‚Äôs Word. Both children and adults will grow in gratitude to God by pondering the inspired text as it is illuminated by insightful art."¬†¬†‚ÄĒ Jon Mahtani, Pastor of Hope Protestant Reformed Church

"Kathleen DeJong has beautifully illustrated Psalm 136 in this book. Some of these detailed, vibrant pictures portray actual historical events from scripture; others portray the spiritual reality behind biblical events. I especially appreciate that the book begins and ends with illustrations that remind us that the psalms were meant to be sung by God‚Äôs people‚ÄĒpeople who always rejoice in the goodness and mercy of their God."¬†‚ÄĒ¬†Karen Van Baren,¬†Reformed Christian school teacher

 

Kathleen DeJong is a freelance artist from the greater Chicago area. She has done art projects for various businesses, including book illustration, murals, portraits, pet paintings, and assorted ceramics.

 

  • 36 pages
  • ISBN 978-1-944555-98-6

 

Edit: This book description has been updated to remove links to the Deputie Tribe blog and Our Everyday Harvest blog, which links no longer exist.

     

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    Halikayo, Mga Anak: Kuwento ng Biblia para sa Mga Bata (Come Ye Children)

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    The English version of this Bible storybook is one of the RFPA's best-selling publications! Now, you and your family can read Halikayo, Mga Anak in Tagalog, the most widely spoken language in the Philippines. 

    Come, Ye Children has been a favorite of Reformed children for decades. A Christian school teacher and gifted storyteller, the author tells 198 Bible stories from Genesis to Acts in language easily understood by young children. Each story is true to scripture and includes a thought to remember and an illustrative drawing.

      

    • 573 pages
    • hardcover
    • ISBN 978-1-944555-51-1

     

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    Biblical and Religious Psychology

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    This book will be published in January 2024 (please note a delay from an original release date of Dec 2023). Pre-Orders will be shipped out shortly after release.

    The great Reformed theologian Herman Bavinck (1854‚Äď1921) was famous for his study of many disciplines, including psychology.¬†The pinnacle of his studies in theological psychology is¬†Biblical and Religious Psychology. The book is divided into two parts which work in harmony to cultivate a theological anthropology that attends to who man psychologically is, in relation to God, according to both special and general revelation. Both readers acquainted with Bavinck and new readers will be captivated by the author‚Äôs typically rich and erudite style.¬†

    Biblical and Religious Psychology, translated by Herman Hanko and edited by Gregory Parker Jr, with revisions by Annemarieke Ryskamp, is an enlightening and stimulating work that will help all readers think more deeply about the relationship between theology and psychology and appreciate the theological complexities of being human.

     

    What others are saying about the book:

    In recent years there has been a renewal of interest in a ‚Äútheological psychology.‚ÄĚ While a rift may have existed in the recent past between theology and psychology, this has not always been the case. Herman Bavinck was one of many theologians who thought deeply about the connection between these two disciplines. He did this in a time when psychology was asserting itself as a science. For anyone interested in how one can put the words ‚Äúbiblical‚ÄĚ and ‚Äúpsychology‚ÄĚ together, this is an important work to consider. The readers will find themselves challenged and encouraged to take up the task of constructing a ‚Äútheological psychology‚ÄĚ anew. ‚Äď Cameron Clausing, lecturer in applied theology and missional engagement at Christ College (Sydney, Australia)

    This book showcases Bavinck‚Äôs attentiveness to the empirical granularity of biblical teaching on humanity. Further, the text represents Bavinck ľs mature writings on these topics, so readers who want a fuller picture of his reflections on the issue cannot neglect reading these texts. The editors and translators should be celebrated for bringing this accessible yet profound work to a wider audience, and the incisive introduction by John Bolt makes it all the more worthwhile. Take up and read! ‚Äď N. Gray Sutanto, assistant professor of systematic theology of Reformed Theological Seminary (Washington D.C.),¬†author of¬†God and Knowledge: Herman Bavinck‚Äôs Theological Epistemology, cotranslator and coeditor of Herman Bavinck‚Äôs¬†Christian Worldview

    Bavinck spent his career as a theologian thinking about the human subject. Here you get his final thoughts on the psyche, consciousness, and particularly what the Bible teaches about human beings and how we respond to God‚Äôs presence. This is the work of the mature Bavinck, which makes it worth paying attention to. ‚Äď Cory Brock, minister in the Free Church of Scotland at St. Columba‚Äôs (Edinburgh) and lecturer in systematic theology and preaching at Edinburgh Theological Seminary

    As the 20th century dawned, the discipline of psychology celebrated its emancipation from the Bible and theology. As the new psychology was explaining more and more of the human experience, the rich, previously theologically informed constructs such as soul, spirit, and heart were being reduced to mere consciousness that could be measured in a laboratory. The divorce between psychology and theology seemed to be final. However, thanks to the work of Hanko, Ryskamp and Parker, we now know this was not the case. In their very readable translation of Bavinck ľs Biblical and Religious Psychology, we see that Bavinck was still trying to carve out a place for a theological informed psychology. Not only will this volume be of historical benefit, but Bavinck‚Äôs treatment of the human soul in all of its fullness can and should inform contemporary psychology-theology integration discussions. ‚Äď Bryan N. Maier, associate professor of Psychology and Counseling at Cairn University

    When framed in a biblical¬†anthropology, psychology as the study of human soul activity is a necessary and valuable tool for educating children.¬†‚ÄstJohn Bolt, "Introduction,"¬†professor emeritus of Calvin Theological Seminary and editor of¬†Herman Bavinck's Reformed Dogmatics (Gereformeerde Dogmatiek)

    I consider this material to be of such interest and¬†help, especially to those who are engaged in the work of teaching¬†covenant children, that a translation and publication of it is worthwhile in spite of elements with which I disagree. Bavinck did work¬†in the area of Christian psychology which is not to be found in any¬†English writings.¬†‚Äď Herman Hanko, "Translator's Foreword,"¬†professor emeritus of Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary


    HERMAN BAVINCK (1854-1921) was a Dutch Reformed theologian. He earned his doctorate from the University of Leiden in 1880. He taught at the Theological School in Kampen and Free University of Amsterdam. He is well regarded as the foremost theologian of neo-Calvinism.

     

    • 288 pages
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN¬†978-1-959515-06-7

     

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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

     

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

     

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    This beautiful audiobook 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 listenable format in this new audiobook. 

     

    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.

     

    • Length:¬†4 hrs
    • Narrated by:¬†Chris Smart
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    Reformed Lord's Supper Form, The (eBook)

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    The form itself was adopted by the Synod of Dordt (1618‚Äď19) as the authoritative form for the administration and celebration of the sacrament of the Supper by both the Reformed churches in the Netherlands and by Dutch-speaking churches in the tradition of Dordt elsewhere in the world. Over the years the form has been adopted, translated, and used by most‚ÄĒif not all‚ÄĒReformed churches that stand in the tradition of Dordt.

    The Lord’s supper form, therefore, expresses the faith of orthodox, Reformed Christianity concerning the supper and all the rich implications of the supper for doctrine and life.

     

    Read reviews by H. D. Schuringa and Dan Key!

     

    Bastiaan Wielenga was a minister of the word in the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (GKN) in the early- to mid-1900s. He attended the Theological School in Kampen and earned his doctorate at the University of Heidelberg in 1899.

     

    • 426 pages
    • ISBN 978-1-936054-59-6

     

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    The form itself was adopted by the Synod of Dordt (1618‚Äď19) as the authoritative form for the administration and celebration of the sacrament of the Supper by both the Reformed churches in the Netherlands and by Dutch-speaking churches in the tradition of Dordt elsewhere in the world. Over the years the form has been adopted, translated, and used by most‚ÄĒif not all‚ÄĒReformed churches that stand in the tradition of Dordt.

    The Lord’s supper form, therefore, expresses the faith of orthodox, Reformed Christianity concerning the supper and all the rich implications of the supper for doctrine and life.

     

    Read reviews by H. D. Schuringa and Dan Key!

     

    Bastiaan Wielenga was a minister of the word in the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands (GKN) in the early- to mid-1900s. He attended the Theological School in Kampen and earned his doctorate at the University of Heidelberg in 1899.

     

    • 426 pages
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN 978-1-936054-57-2

     

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    Ten Commandments for Children, The Ten Commandments for Children, The

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    This book teaches children...

    • what God‚Äôs law is: his ten words to his people
    • how we obey God's law: by loving him and¬†our neighbor
    • why we keep God's law:¬†to thank him for¬†delivering us from our sin, to be assured that¬†he has made us his children, and more

    This book explains and applies each commandment in two to three chapters, covering both what God forbids and requires. Chapters include discussion questions, a Bible memory verse, and a related psalm to be sung.

     

    Read reviews by Amanda DeBoer (Clarion), Judy Joyce (Embracing a Healthy Family), Abby VanSolkema (The Left Fork), Dawn Peluso (Schoolin' Swag), Vanessa Le (The Outlook), and Todd and Nicole Kooienga (The Grandville Gleaner)! Also, check out our feature on Challies.com here!

     

    Ronald L. Cammenga is professor of dogmatics and Old Testament studies at the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary in Wyoming, Michigan. Ten Commandments is his first children's book.

    Ana Sebastián is a digital illustrator and visual development artist based in Madrid, Spain. 

     

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    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.

     

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    Church's Hope: The Reformed Doctrine of the End - Vol. 2, The Coming of Christ (eBook)

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    The Christian‚Äôs hope is the visible, bodily, glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ on the clouds of heaven with the resurrection of the Christian‚Äôs body, the public vindication of the Christian at the last judgment, and the enjoyment of the glories of the new creation. In the¬†Reformed Doctrine of the End¬†series, the author writes on eschatology in service of the church‚Äôs hope.¬†As Engelsma demonstrates, the last things‚ÄĒcentrally the coming of Christ‚ÄĒare the purpose and goal of all the revelation of God in scripture, from beginning to end. This book will encourage the Christian as he heeds Christ‚Äôs instruction regarding that coming: ‚ÄúGird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ‚ÄĚ (1 Peter 1:13).

    In this 2nd volume, the reader learns that the truth central to all eschatology is the second coming of Jesus Christ itself - what the Greek of the New Testament promises as the parousia, literally the presence (of Jesus Christ). All other aspects of the biblical doctrine of the coming of Jesus are subordinate to this coming, either leading to it, accompanying it, or proceeding from it. Therefore, the proper subtitle of this second volume is The Coming of Christ. 

    The coming of Christ Jesus, with all that is related to it, will be the ‚Äúend.‚ÄĚ Such is Jesus‚Äô own description of his coming in Matthew 24:14: ‚ÄúAnd then shall the end come,‚ÄĚ which might be paraphrased, ‚ÄúAnd then shall the goal be reached.‚ÄĚ The coming of Christ, with all that precedes and follows, is the goal of God, not only with the events of the last days but also of all history. All the events belonging strictly to the last things, all the history of the New Testament church, all the history of the world beginning with its creation, and all the doctrines of the Christian faith have the coming, or presence, of Jesus Christ as their goal.¬†

    This is the importance of the content of this volume.¬†This is why the outstanding promise of the gospel is that uttered by Jesus himself: ‚ÄúI come quickly‚ÄĚ (Rev. 22:12). And this is why the fundamental prayer of the church is, in response, ‚ÄúEven so, come, Lord Jesus‚ÄĚ (Rev. 22:20).


    Read reviews by Justin Smidstra (PRCA), Mitchell Dixon (Presbyterion, Covenant Theological Seminary).

     

    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
    • ISBN978-1-7368154-3-4


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    Rev. Jason Kortering (1936‚Äď2020) was a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches. From 1992‚Äď2006, he and his wife, Jean, were called to missionary labors in Singapore, India, and Myanmar.¬†Say Among the Heathen the Lord Reigns¬†is Jean‚Äôs account of those years. The recollections and stories in this book will direct your heart to the Son of God who gathers, defends, and preserves to himself an elect church out of all nations, kindreds, peoples, and tongues.

    ‚ÄúOur living in Singapore and other foreign countries for 10+ years was a great blessing for the whole family. Though children and grandchildren gave up their parents and grandparents for the Lord‚Äôs work, and we were separated from each other for a while, God remained our constant. He reigns. He reigns over the whole earth and we rejoice. He reigns over the multitude of isles and they are glad (Ps. 97). He rules in America and he rules across the globe. We were separated by many, many miles but we were so close because we worshiped and served the same God. He is supremely sovereign and yet gentle and caring in his love for his people. It was our privilege many years ago to share that truth in a heathen culture.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ Jean Kortering, July 2022

     

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    Ecclesiastes (eBook)

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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.

     

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    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.

     

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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 a 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
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    Say Among the Heathen the Lord Reigns: Evidences in Southeast Asia

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    Rev. Jason Kortering (1936‚Äď2020) was a minister in the Protestant Reformed Churches. From 1992‚Äď2006, he and his wife, Jean, were called to missionary labors in Singapore, India, and Myanmar. Say Among the Heathen the Lord Reigns is Jean‚Äôs account of those years. The recollections and stories in this book will direct your heart to the Son of God who gathers, defends, and preserves to himself an elect church out of all nations, kindreds, peoples, and tongues.

    ‚ÄúOur living in Singapore and other foreign countries for 10+ years was a great blessing for the whole family. Though children and grandchildren gave up their parents and grandparents for the Lord‚Äôs work, and we were separated from each other for a while, God remained our constant. He reigns. He reigns over the whole earth and we rejoice. He reigns over the multitude of isles and they are glad (Ps. 97). He rules in America and he rules across the globe. We were separated by many, many miles but we were so close because we worshiped and served the same God. He is supremely sovereign and yet gentle and caring in his love for his people. It was our privilege many years ago to share that truth in a heathen culture.‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒ Jean Kortering, July 2022

     

    • 368 pages
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    Church's Hope: The Reformed Doctrine of the End - Vol. 2, The Coming of Christ

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    The Christian‚Äôs hope is the visible, bodily, glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ on the clouds of heaven with the resurrection of the Christian‚Äôs body, the public vindication of the Christian at the last judgment, and the enjoyment of the glories of the new creation. In the¬†Reformed Doctrine of the End¬†series, the author writes on eschatology in service of the church‚Äôs hope.¬†As Engelsma demonstrates, the last things‚ÄĒcentrally the coming of Christ‚ÄĒare the purpose and goal of all the revelation of God in scripture, from beginning to end. This book will encourage the Christian as he heeds Christ‚Äôs instruction regarding that coming: ‚ÄúGird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ‚ÄĚ (1 Peter 1:13).

    In this 2nd volume, the reader learns that the truth central to all eschatology is the second coming of Jesus Christ itself - what the Greek of the New Testament promises as the parousia, literally the presence (of Jesus Christ). All other aspects of the biblical doctrine of the coming of Jesus are subordinate to this coming, either leading to it, accompanying it, or proceeding from it. Therefore, the proper subtitle of this second volume is The Coming of Christ. 

    The coming of Christ Jesus, with all that is related to it, will be the ‚Äúend.‚ÄĚ Such is Jesus‚Äô own description of his coming in Matthew 24:14: ‚ÄúAnd then shall the end come,‚ÄĚ which might be paraphrased, ‚ÄúAnd then shall the goal be reached.‚ÄĚ The coming of Christ, with all that precedes and follows, is the goal of God, not only with the events of the last days but also of all history. All the events belonging strictly to the last things, all the history of the New Testament church, all the history of the world beginning with its creation, and all the doctrines of the Christian faith have the coming, or presence, of Jesus Christ as their goal.¬†

    This is the importance of the content of this volume.¬†This is why the outstanding promise of the gospel is that uttered by Jesus himself: ‚ÄúI come quickly‚ÄĚ (Rev. 22:12). And this is why the fundamental prayer of the church is, in response, ‚ÄúEven so, come, Lord Jesus‚ÄĚ (Rev. 22:20).


    Read reviews by Justin Smidstra (PRCA), Mitchell Dixon (Presbyterion, Covenant Theological Seminary).

     

    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
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    • ISBN:¬†978-1-73681542-7


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    On the night before he was betrayed, Jesus ate his last meal with his disciples. The heavy weight of the cross bore down on him, yet his focus lay not on his own suffering, but on his imminent departure and what this meant for his disciples.

    The Upper Room Discourse of John 14‚Äď16 records the words of great comfort Jesus gave his disciples. He must indeed go away from them. But by doing so, Jesus would bridge the gap between creature and Creator; between earth and heaven; and between sinners and the holy, just God. Jesus is the way to the Father, and it was only through the way of the cross and his resurrection and ascension that his people could be reconciled to the Father and receive the Comforter and life.

    With clear and pastoral applications to the church today, author Martyn McGeown leads us into the upper room to hear Jesus’ instruction alongside the disciples. It is in the upper room that we receive Jesus’ exhortations and encouragement, heed his warnings, and appropriate his comfort through faith.

     

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    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.

     

    • 346 pages
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    Ignited by the Word - Children's Magazine

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    As a young saint, you can say with certainty that you are ignited by the Word.

    Ignited by the Word (IBTW) was created for all young saints to read and enjoy while being spiritually encouraged. Our magazine provides stories, testimonials, and activities to continue the spark in your heart and give glory to God.

    This magazine includes content for kids and parents for these age groups:

    Preschool - 2nd

    • Devotionals
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    • Creation Connection
    • Activities + Crafts
    • And more!

    3rd - 5th

    • Devotionals
    • Church History
    • Apologetics- Defense of The Faith
    • Heart Work
    • And more!

    6th - 8th

    • Devotionals
    • Apologetics
    • Book Reviews
    • Church History
    • And more!

     

    To learn more, visit ignitedbytheword.org.

     

    What others are saying about Ignited:

    "Another outstanding issue. Thank you for all the interesting and engaging content. Our son [2nd grade] loves our time together looking at and reading the magazine. We love all the different pages. Singing a song and so on. He loved the animals in the Bible page. The ones he didn't know, we looked up. Excellent pictures, too. So impressed with the variety. I never knew about the rooster either...Never will I look at them the same. This magazine is designed for our youth, but even middle age and older will enjoy." -Dawn H, California (about October 2023 issue, All Creatures Great and Small)

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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.

     

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    • Narrated by Tony Partida
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    Savior's Farewell: Comfort from the Upper Room

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    On the night before he was betrayed, Jesus ate his last meal with his disciples. The heavy weight of the cross bore down on him, yet his focus lay not on his own suffering, but on his imminent departure and what this meant for his disciples.

    The Upper Room Discourse of John 14‚Äď16 records the words of great comfort Jesus gave his disciples. He must indeed go away from them. But by doing so, Jesus would bridge the gap between creature and Creator; between earth and heaven; and between sinners and the holy, just God. Jesus is the way to the Father, and it was only through the way of the cross and his resurrection and ascension that his people could be reconciled to the Father and receive the Comforter and life.

    With clear and pastoral applications to the church today, author Martyn McGeown leads us into the upper room to hear Jesus’ instruction alongside the disciples. It is in the upper room that we receive Jesus’ exhortations and encouragement, heed his warnings, and appropriate his comfort through faith.

     

    Read a review by Wilbur Bruinsma.

     

    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.

     

    • 346 pages
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    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.

     

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    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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    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.

     

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    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.

     

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

    Wonder of Grace, The Wonder of Grace, The

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    Originally a series of radio sermons broadcast on the Reformed Witness Hour program, The Wonder of Grace was first published as a book in 1944. In Wonder, the author develops the concept of salvation by grace. Each of the fifteen chapters is devoted to one aspect of the grace that God bestows on the believer in the process of salvation. The reader of this work will grow in the knowledge and confidence that salvation is by grace alone and that God is worthy of all praise and glory.

    This edition of The Wonder of Grace is a reprint of the 1982 edition of Herman Hoeksema’s little classic on God’s sovereign grace. In order to remain faithful to the words and ideas of the author, changes made to this edition were stylistic in nature.


    Chapter 1: The Idea of Salvation by Grace
    Chapter 2: Chosen by Grace
    Chapter 3: Reconciled by Grace
    Chapter 4: United with Christ by Grace
    Chapter 5: Regenerated by Grace
    Chapter 6: Called by Grace
    Chapter 7: Believing Through Grace
    Chapter 8: Justified by Grace
    Chapter 9: Converted by Grace
    Chapter 10: Working Out Our Salvation by Grace
    Chapter 11: Good Works Through Grace
    Chapter 12: Suffering Through Grace
    Chapter 13: Victory Through Grace
    Chapter 14: Assurance of Grace
    Chapter 15: Glorified Through Grace


    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.

     

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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.

     

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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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    Through Many Dangers (eBook) Through Many Dangers (eBook)

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    August 1862. Eighteen-year-old Harm van Wyke finds his quiet life in the Dutch Reformed community of Holland, Michigan, upended by the American Civil War. When it becomes clear the war will not be as easily won as once believed, President Lincoln calls for 300,000 volunteers to defend the Union. Harm’s minister, Rev. Albertus van Raalte, encourages the young men of his community to join the cause. Harm’s father bitterly opposes the idea. Harm hesitates to leave his home, but when his friends portray the war as a grand adventure, he gives in and joins them. Together, some eighty boys and young men from Holland join the 25th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

    As Harm and his friends travel to army camps in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and then Louisville, Kentucky, they face daily temptations to forget God and turn from their faith. Fellow soldiers think nothing of taking the Lord‚Äôs name in vain. They gamble, drink, and ‚Äúforage‚ÄĚ from neighboring homes and farms. Harm and his friends gather regularly to sing the old psalms and discuss the Bible, but still, on occasion, they stumble and fall.

    As the war progresses, the boys from Holland battle Confederate General John Hunt Morgan in Western Kentucky, and endure an arduous march to Eastern Tennessee where they join the fighting around Knoxville. Later, they take part in General Sherman‚Äôs prolonged and bloody Atlanta campaign. Along the way, Harm and his friends face the harsh realities of war‚ÄĒexposure, disease, injury, and death. In the midst of such hardship, Harm‚Äôs faith is tried at every turn. His greatest conflict turns out to be spiritual. Will God give Harm the strength to stand for what is right, even if he finds himself opposed by friends?

     

    Read review by Annemarieke Ryskamp (The Outlook), Ken Kolk (retired professor of history), and John Van Dyk (Christian Renewal). 

     

    P.M. Kuiper is a member of the Protestant Reformed Churches. In his free time he enjoys wandering the great outdoors, writing, reading good literature, and playing guitar. He resides in West Michigan.

    Paula Barone is a member of the Protestant Reformed Churches and a former academic support teacher. She enjoys drawing, reading, and indoor rock climbing. She also lives in West Michigan.

     

    • 2-volume set
    • 408 pages (206 pages¬†book 1;¬†202 pages¬†book 2)
    • ISBN for¬†Book 1: 978-1-959515-04-3
    • ISBN for Book 2:¬†978-1-944555-90-0

     

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    Church's Hope: The Reformed Doctrine of the End - Vol. 1, The Millennium (eBook)

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    The Christian‚Äôs hope is the visible, bodily, glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ on the clouds of heaven with the resurrection of the Christian‚Äôs body, the public vindication of the Christian at the last judgment, and the enjoyment of the glories of the new creation. In the¬†Reformed Doctrine of the End¬†series, the author writes on eschatology in service of the church‚Äôs hope.¬†As Engelsma demonstrates, the last things‚ÄĒcentrally the coming of Christ‚ÄĒare the purpose and goal of all the revelation of God in scripture, from beginning to end. This book will encourage the Christian as he heeds Christ‚Äôs instruction regarding that coming: ‚ÄúGird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ‚ÄĚ (1 Peter 1:13).

    This 1st volume treats the magnificent subjects of the intermediate state and the millennium. The bulk of this book is devoted to a thorough analysis of the millennium, with a vigorous defense of Reformed amillennialism. Especially thorough is Engelsma’s critique of postmillennialism, which he sees as a threat to Reformed churches. 

    Both postmillennialism and dispensational premillennialism subvert the church‚Äôs hope. Postmillenialism fixes the believer‚Äôs hope on a golden age¬†within history¬†in which the church will be dominant‚ÄĒa carnal victory. Dispensational premillenialism fixes the believer‚Äôs hope on a fictitious rapture, which will snatch the church¬†out of the world¬†so that God can fulfill his program in history with the Jews. Both views leave the church unprepared for the future.

     

    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.

     

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      Church's Hope: The Reformed Doctrine of the End - Vol. 1, The Millennium

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      The Christian‚Äôs hope is the visible, bodily, glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ on the clouds of heaven with the resurrection of the Christian‚Äôs body, the public vindication of the Christian at the last judgment, and the enjoyment of the glories of the new creation. In the¬†Reformed Doctrine of the End series, the author writes on eschatology in service of the church‚Äôs hope.¬†As Engelsma demonstrates, the last things‚ÄĒcentrally the coming of Christ‚ÄĒare the purpose and goal of all the revelation of God in scripture, from beginning to end. This book will encourage the Christian as he heeds Christ‚Äôs instruction regarding that coming: ‚ÄúGird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ‚ÄĚ (1 Peter 1:13).

      This 1st volume treats the magnificent subjects of the intermediate state and the millennium. The bulk of this book is devoted to a thorough analysis of the millennium, with a vigorous defense of Reformed amillennialism. Especially thorough is Engelsma’s critique of postmillennialism, which he sees as a threat to Reformed churches. 

      Both postmillennialism and dispensational premillennialism subvert the church‚Äôs hope. Postmillenialism fixes the believer‚Äôs hope on a golden age within history in which the church will be dominant‚ÄĒa carnal victory. Dispensational premillenialism fixes the believer‚Äôs hope on a fictitious rapture, which will snatch the church out of the world so that God can fulfill his program in history with the Jews. Both views leave the church unprepared for the future.

       

      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.

       

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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.

       

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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.


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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.

       

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      • ISBN:¬†978-1-944555-82-5


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      ‚Äď Automatic: The member will automatically receive all 8 new releases from the RFPA during his or her membership year.
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      $265.00

      • One yearly payment of $265 or equal monthly payments
      • Choice of any eight books per year
      ‚Äď Automatic: The member will automatically receive all 8 new releases from the RFPA during his or her membership year.
      ‚Äď Customize*: The member will contact the office when they would like a new book. This includes all new releases and/or any hard copy books from the "All Books" section of the RFPA website.
      • Free eBook of any of the eight books selected (upon request)
      • Standard Bearer subscription included
      • Standard Bearer eSubscription included
      • Ignited by the Word (children‚Äôs magazine) subscription included
      • 35% off discount on all book purchases above and beyond the eight books selected

       

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      ‚Äď Automatic: The member will automatically receive four new "core" releases. These are the books that the RFPA judges to be the most valuable or of most interest to its core audience.
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      ‚Äď Automatic: The member will automatically receive four new "core" releases. These are the books that the RFPA judges to be the most valuable or of most interest to its core audience.
      ‚Äď Customize*: The member will contact the office when they would like a new book. This includes all new releases and/or any hard copy books from the "All Books" section of the RFPA website.
      • Free eBook of any of the four books selected (upon request)
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      Christ and His Church Through the Ages, Vol. 1 (eBook)

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      For many, the term ‚Äúancient‚ÄĚ implies drudgery and irrelevance. However, the outset of this book will dispel any such notions. The ancient age brims with interest, instruction, and encouragement for today‚Äôs readers. This was an age of miracle-working apostles, fearless martyrs, and stalwart church fathers; an age that preserved the scriptures, prescribed the creeds, and produced timeless Christian classics; an age when the church was buffeted by fierce waves of persecution and assailed by heresies of every sort. Through this volume and the ones that follow, the Lord Jesus Christ, the cornerstone of the church, sovereignly shepherded his beloved church by his word and Spirit.

      In this first volume of Christ and His Church through the Ages, author and historian Herman Hanko tells the fascinating story of the ancient church during the first six centuries of the New Testament dispensation. He relates how Christ faithfully guided the church from the ministry of the apostles through the fall of the Roman Empire. Highlights of this history include the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the spread of the gospel to the Gentiles, the persecution of the church under Roman emperors, the deliberations of the ecumenical councils, and the battle for the truth of sovereign grace.

      Through this and future volumes, students of church history and interested readers alike will surely grow in their love and appreciation for the saga of Christ‚Äôs church. They will find church history to be, as the author once affectionately described it, ‚Äúthe exciting adventure of the marvelous work of grace.‚ÄĚ

       

      Read a review by Prof. Doug Kuiper (The Standard Bearer) and Martyn McGeown.

       

      Herman Hanko served as professor of church history at the Theological School of the Protestant Reformed Churches from 1965 until his retirement in 2001. He is the author of several RFPA books.

      Dan Van Uffelen is a church history teacher at Covenant Christian High School in Walker, Michigan. He has taught church history for almost two decades.

       

      • 272 pages
      • ISBN 978-1-944555-92-4

       

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      Through Many Dangers: A Civil War Story Through Many Dangers: A Civil War Story

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      August 1862. Eighteen-year-old Harm van Wyke finds his quiet life in the Dutch Reformed community of Holland, Michigan, upended by the American Civil War. When it becomes clear the war will not be as easily won as once believed, President Lincoln calls for 300,000 volunteers to defend the Union. Harm’s minister, Rev. Albertus van Raalte, encourages the young men of his community to join the cause. Harm’s father bitterly opposes the idea. Harm hesitates to leave his home, but when his friends portray the war as a grand adventure, he gives in and joins them. Together, some eighty boys and young men from Holland join the 25th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

      As Harm and his friends travel to army camps in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and then Louisville, Kentucky, they face daily temptations to forget God and turn from their faith. Fellow soldiers think nothing of taking the Lord‚Äôs name in vain. They gamble, drink, and ‚Äúforage‚ÄĚ from neighboring homes and farms. Harm and his friends gather regularly to sing the old psalms and discuss the Bible, but still, on occasion, they stumble and fall.

      As the war progresses, the boys from Holland battle Confederate General John Hunt Morgan in Western Kentucky, and endure an arduous march to Eastern Tennessee where they join the fighting around Knoxville. Later, they take part in General Sherman‚Äôs prolonged and bloody Atlanta campaign. Along the way, Harm and his friends face the harsh realities of war‚ÄĒexposure, disease, injury, and death. In the midst of such hardship, Harm‚Äôs faith is tried at every turn. His greatest conflict turns out to be spiritual. Will God give Harm the strength to stand for what is right, even if he finds himself opposed by friends?

       

      Read review by Annemarieke Ryskamp (The Outlook), Ken Kolk (retired professor of history), and John Van Dyk (Christian Renewal). 

       

      P.M. Kuiper is a member of the Protestant Reformed Churches. In his free time he enjoys wandering the great outdoors, writing, reading good literature, and playing guitar. He resides in West Michigan. TMD is his first book.

      Paula Barone is a member of the Protestant Reformed Churches and a former academic support teacher. She enjoys drawing, reading, and indoor rock climbing. She also lives in West Michigan.

       

      • 2-volume set
      • 408 pages (206 pages book 1;¬†202 pages book 2)
      • ISBN 978-1-944555-91-7

       

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      Christ and His Church Through the Ages, Vol. 1: The Ancient Church (AD 30-590)

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      For many, the term ‚Äúancient‚ÄĚ implies drudgery and irrelevance. However, the outset of this book will dispel any such notions. The ancient age brims with interest, instruction, and encouragement for today‚Äôs readers. This was an age of miracle-working apostles, fearless martyrs, and stalwart church fathers; an age that preserved the scriptures, prescribed the creeds, and produced timeless Christian classics; an age when the church was buffeted by fierce waves of persecution and assailed by heresies of every sort. Through this volume and the ones that follow, the Lord Jesus Christ, the cornerstone of the church, sovereignly shepherded his beloved church by his word and Spirit.

      In this first volume of Christ and His Church through the Ages, author and historian Herman Hanko tells the fascinating story of the ancient church during the first six centuries of the New Testament dispensation. He relates how Christ faithfully guided the church from the ministry of the apostles through the fall of the Roman Empire. Highlights of this history include the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the spread of the gospel to the Gentiles, the persecution of the church under Roman emperors, the deliberations of the ecumenical councils, and the battle for the truth of sovereign grace.

      Through this and future volumes, students of church history and interested readers alike will surely grow in their love and appreciation for the saga of Christ‚Äôs church. They will find church history to be, as the author once affectionately described it, ‚Äúthe exciting adventure of the marvelous work of grace.‚ÄĚ

       

      Read a review by Prof. Doug Kuiper (The Standard Bearer) and Martyn McGeown (PRCA).

       

      Herman Hanko served as professor of church history at the Theological School of the Protestant Reformed Churches from 1965 until his retirement in 2001. He is the author of several RFPA books.

      Dan Van Uffelen is a church history teacher at Covenant Christian High School in Walker, Michigan. He has taught church history for almost two decades.

       

      • 272 pages
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      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
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