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1834: Hendrik de Cock's Return to the True Church

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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, Rev. E. T. Kirkland, Rev. Cornelius Pronk, Rev. Clayton Spronk, Rev. 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
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-32-9

 

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All Glory to the Only Good God

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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
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-28-2

 

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Other Books in the Reformed Spirituality Series:

Peace for the Troubled Heart

Communion with God

Always Reforming: Continuation of the Sixteenth Century Reformation

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

 

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Other Books in the Rightly Dividing Series:

Common Grace Revisited

Reformed Worship

Sixteenth Century Reformation

Battle for Sovereign Grace in the Covenant: The Declaration of Principles

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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
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-19-0

 

Behold the Beauty - Art Curriculum (Grades 2-3)

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The second volume in the three-volume art curriculum set, Behold the Beauty, is designed to be used by teachers or homeschooling parents for second and third grade. 

Behold the Beauty was also written with practical considerations in mind: to assist instructors who have had little or no training in art. The lessons are clear and easy to use, requiring minimal supplies without compromising objectives.

The ultimate objective of every lesson is exactly as the title implies: to behold the beauty of creation and to praise God in doing that. As students learn to more closely observe creation while rendering what they see in pencil, paint, or other artistic media, they will be trained to meet that objective. The lessons teach how to use the elements of art, such as line, shape, and color, while introducing the principles of design, such as unity, variety, and focal point. Not only do students learn to behold the evidence of God's glory all around them by these means, they also learn to make objects of beauty in order to communicate that glory to others. The curriculum is based on the infallible Scriptures, and the twelve lessons of each grade level comprise a thorough, biblical, and systematic art 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. She has used Behold the Beauty lessons with her children and has helped teachers teach art in their classrooms. 

 

  • 179 pages
  • softcover, spiral bound
  • ISBN: 978-0-916206-90-1

 

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Behold the Beauty - Art Curriculum (Kindergarten & First Grade)

Behold the Beauty - Art Curriculum (Grades 4-6)

Behold the Beauty - Art Curriculum (Grades 4-6)

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This third volume in the three-volume art curriculum set,¬†Behold the Beauty,¬†is designed to be used by teachers or homeschooling parents for kindergarten‚Äď6th grade.

Behold the Beauty was also written with practical considerations in mind: to assist instructors who have had little or no training in art. The lessons are clear and easy to use, requiring minimal supplies without compromising objectives.

The ultimate objective of every lesson is exactly as the title implies: to behold the beauty of creation and to praise God in doing that. As students learn to more closely observe creation while rendering what they see in pencil, paint, or other artistic media, they will be trained to meet that objective. The lessons teach how to use the elements of art, such as line, shape, and color, while introducing the principles of design, such as unity, variety, and focal point. Not only do students learn to behold the evidence of God's glory all around them by these means, they also learn to make objects of beauty in order to communicate that glory to others. The curriculum is based on the infallible Scriptures, and the twelve lessons of each grade level comprise a thorough, biblical, and systematic art education.

 

Read review by Renita Kuehner (The Old Schoolhouse). 

 

What others have said about this curriculum:

"This book has been a great introduction to art for my son. We've been using it for over a year now and have made many wonderful art projects. I even have his 2 yr. brother participate and he has fun. It teaches great art concepts and includes godly wisdom alongside."

"This is a great book. There is a small amount of prep (little more than making sure you have the materials), and no special skills required. I have been working through this with my 6 year old (started when she was 5. Her little brother also tries to do the projects (and is successful for the most part). Highly recommended."

 

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 used Behold the Beauty lessons with her children and has helped teachers teach art in their classrooms. 

 

  • 280 pages
  • softcover, spiral bound
  • ISBN: 978-1-936054-30-5

 

Other Books in the Behold the Beauty Series: 

Behold the Beauty - Art Curriculum (Kindergarten & First Grade)

Behold the Beauty - Art Curriculum (Second & Third Grade)

Behold the Beauty - Art Curriculum (Kindergarten & First Grade)

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This first volume in the three-volume art curriculum set, Behold the Beauty, is designed to be used by teachers or homeschooling parents for Kindergarten and first grade.

Behold the Beauty was also written with practical considerations in mind: to assist instructors who have had little or no training in art. The lessons are clear and easy to use, requiring minimal supplies without compromising objectives.

The ultimate objective of every lesson is exactly as the title implies: to behold the beauty of creation and to praise God in doing that. As students learn to more closely observe creation while rendering what they see in pencil, paint, or other artistic media, they will be trained to meet that objective. The lessons teach how to use the elements of art, such as line, shape, and color, while introducing the principles of design, such as unity, variety, and focal point. Not only do students learn to behold the evidence of God's glory all around them by these means, they also learn to make objects of beauty in order to communicate that glory to others. The curriculum is based on the infallible Scriptures, and the twelve lessons of each grade level comprise a thorough, biblical, and systematic art education.

 

Read review by Renita Kuehner (The Old Schoolhouse). 

 

What others have said about this curriculum:

"This book has been a great introduction to art for my son. We've been using it for over a year now and have made many wonderful art projects. I even have his 2 yr. brother participate and he has fun. It teaches great art concepts and includes godly wisdom alongside."

"This is a great book. There is a small amount of prep (little more than making sure you have the materials), and no special skills required. I have been working through this with my 6 year old (started when she was 5. Her little brother also tries to do the projects (and is successful for the most part). Highly recommended."

 

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 used Behold the Beauty lessons with her children and has helped teachers teach art in their classrooms for many years. 

 

  • 179 pages
  • softcover
  • ISBN: 978-0-916206-89-5

 

Other Books in the Behold the Beauty Series: 

Behold the Beauty - Art Curriculum (Second & Third Grade)

Behold the Beauty -  Art Curriculum (Grades 4-6)

Behold, He Cometh: An Exposition of the Book of Revelation

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Now in its 6th printing!

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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.


What others are saying about this book:

"...lucid, simple style...In interpreting the symbolism, the author is refreshingly sane." ‚ÄĒPeace & Truth magazine

 

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
  • hardcover ¬†
  • ISBN 978-1-944555-45-0

 

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The Belgic Confession: A Commentary (volume 1)

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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 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
  • hardcover¬†
  • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-33-7

 

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Other Books in the Belgic Confession Series:

The Belgic Confession, volume 2

Belgic Confession: A Commentary - volume 2

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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 and H. David Schuringa (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
  • hardcover¬†
  • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-35-1

 

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Other Books in the Belgic Confession Series: 

Belgic Confession: A Commentary - volume 1

Better to Marry, Sex and Marriage in 1 Corinthians 6 and 7

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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
  • paperback¬†
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-38-1

 

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Biblical and Religious Psychology

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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. ‚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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Born For Our Salvation: The Nativity and Childhood of Jesus Christ

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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.‚ÄĚ 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, Jonathan Langerak, and Stephan Regnerus. 

 

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
  • hardcover
  • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-55-9

 

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Bound to Join: Letters on church membership

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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
  • hardcover¬†
  • ISBN 978-1-936054-03-9

 

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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.

     

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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.
     
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    • 330 pages
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    • ISBN 978-0-916206-88-8
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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.

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    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
    • hardcover
    • ISBN 978-1-944555-75-7

     

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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
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    Church Order Commentary, The

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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.


    • 464 pages
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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.

     

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

    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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    Come Ye Children: A Bible Storybook for Young Children

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    This Bible storybook is one of the RFPA's best selling publications!

    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.

    For this current edition, the pictures have been edited so that they no longer include pictures of Christ.


    What others are saying about this book:

    "All Christian homes, schools, and church libraries should definitely add this to their holdings." ‚ÄĒChristian Observer

    "Each story is scripturally sound and written from a Reformed perspective, with the covenant theme woven throughout." ‚ÄĒThe Outlook

     

    • 606 pages
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    The Coming of Zion's Redeemer: The Prophecies of Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi

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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
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    Common Grace Revisited: A response to Richard J. Mouw's He Shines in All That's Fair: Culture and Common Grace

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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
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    Communion with God

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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
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    Peace for the Troubled Heart

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    Contending for the Faith: The Rise of Heresy and the Development of the Truth

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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
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        Corrupting the Word of God: The History of the Well-meant offer

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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
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        Covenant and Election in the Reformed Tradition

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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
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        The Covenant of God and the Children of Believers: Sovereign Grace in the Covenant

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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. 

         

        What others are saying about the book:

        "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
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        • ISBN 978-0-916206-91-8

         

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          Dating Differently: A Guide to Reformed Dating

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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
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          Defense of the Church Institute: Response to the Critics of Bound to Join

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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!

           

          Read reviews on Christianbook.com and Amazon.com.

           

          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
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          • ISBN 978‚Äď1‚Äď936054‚Äď13‚Äď8

           

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            Doctrine according to Godliness: A primer of Reformed doctrine

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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.

             

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            Ecclesiastes: A Reflective Exposition

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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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            Faith Made Perfect: Commentary on James

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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
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            Federal Vision: Heresy at the Root

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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
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            Click the video below to watch an author interview, or follow the two links to see Feb and Mar 2023 interviews on the book by Rev. Don Veitch on his YouTube channel!

            Federal Vision interview with Don Veitch, part one 

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            For God's Glory and the Church's Consolation: 400 Years of the Synod of Dordt

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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
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            For Thy Truth's Sake: A Doctrinal History of the Protestant Reformed Churches

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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
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            The Fruit of the Spirit of Jesus Christ

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            This beautiful paperback 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 book. 

             

            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
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            Studies in the Book of Genesis

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            Written over the course of a thirty-year ministry, this thorough commentary on the book of beginnings is useful as a Bible study aid or devotional. The author brings a wealth of information to the believer by way of an interesting narrative.

             

            Robert C. Harbach (1914-1996) graduated from the Protestant Reformed Seminary in 1955 and was ordained in October of that year.  He served congregations in Washington, Michigan, and as home missionary before his retirement from active ministry in 1979. 

             

            • 950 pages
            • hardcover¬†
            • ISBN 978-0-916206-69-7
            God's Goodness Always Particular

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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
            • softcover
            • ISBN 978-1-936054-90-9

             

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            Gospel Truth of Justification: Proclaimed, Defended, Developed

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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.


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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.

             

            • 528 pages
            • hardcover¬†
            • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-18-4

             

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            This material includes Gottschalk's Shorter Confession, Longer Confession, and Extant Fragments. As with all of Gottschalk’s work, he wrote the original documents in Latin. The English translations of the Longer Confession and the Extant Fragments are by Ronald Hanko and are used with his permission.

            Although Gottschalk’s Longer Confession was composed in prison as an explanation of his beliefs regarding the doctrines of predestination and sovereign grace, the Confession is also written in the form of a prayer to God.

            Gottschalk’s intention was to explain, defend, and prove these doctrines that he loved so much, which explains why he would write these things in the form of a prayer. His deep love for the truth was at the same time a deep love for God, and prayer is the chief means by which one directly expresses such love. Thus, Gottschalk’s Longer Confession became the profoundly devotional piece of writing that it is.

              Gottschalk, Servant of God: A Story of Courage, Faith, and Love for the Truth Gottschalk, Servant of God: A Story of Courage, Faith, and Love for the Truth
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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
              • hardcover
              • ISBN 978-1-936054-88-6

               

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              Grace and Assurance: The Message of the Canons of Dordt

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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¬†978-1-944555-39-9

               

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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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              Here We Stand Commemorating the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation

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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
              • softcover
              • ISBN¬†978-1-944555-37-5

               

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              His Mercy Endureth Forever: Psalm 136 His Mercy Endureth Forever: Psalm 136

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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
              • hardcover
              • ISBN 978-1-944555-43-6

               

              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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              Hyper-Calvinism and the Call of the Gospel: An Examination of the Well-meant offer of the gospel

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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
              • paperback
              • ISBN 978-1-936054-35-0

               

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              I Believe: Sermons on the Apostles' Creed

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

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

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


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

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              What is your only comfort in life and death?

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


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

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

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

               

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

               

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

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

               

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


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

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