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Sacred Bond, Covenant Theology Explored, by Michael G. Brown, Zach Keele - basic covenant theology explanation, understand covenant theology, understand Bible, guide to covenant theology


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URCNA 2012 Directory

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Sixteenth Annual Archive Edition of the directory of the United Reformed Churches in North America. Printed by permission of URCNA Synod.

Paperback, 160 pages, 6” x 8”



Sacred Bond, Covenant Theology Explored, by Michael G. Brown, Zach Keele - basic covenant theology explanation, understand covenant theology, understand Bible, guide to covenant theology


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Sacred Bond: Covenant Theology Explored
by Michael Brown and Zach Keele


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Sacred Bond
is an introduction to covenant theology geared to the lay reader.

"People often ask me for a basic or introductory book on covenant theology. Now we've got one—Sacred Bond. Brown and Keele explain covenant theology in basic and readable terms. Better yet, they do so without succumbing to the tendency to talk down to the reader or make the complicated too simplistic—a common problem with introductory texts. This book does many things well, but perhaps the most important thing it does is that it will help people to better understand their Bibles. That, it seems to me, is what makes this book so valuable. And that is why you should buy it, read it, and digest it. To understand covenant theology is to understand the Bible."

Dr. Kim Riddlebarger, pastor of Christ Reformed Church (URCNA) in Anaheim, CA,
and author of A Case for Amillennialism: Understanding the End Times

“Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest this wonderful guide. In doing so, you will be much better equipped to know what you believe and why you believe it.”

From the foreword by Dr. Michael S. Horton, Professor of Theology and Apologetics
at Westminster Seminary California.


Michael Brown and Zach Keele
Paperback, 168 pages 8.5” x 5.5”

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Michael Brown and Zach Keele discussed their book and covenant theology on Westminster Seminary California's show, Office Hours. The segment aired recently. You can listen to it HERE and HERE





Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss by Glenda Mathes - Grief of miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn loss, infant loss, scripture, pain of infertility, acknowledging loss, finding comfort, grieving with hope, healing pain, biblical wisdom, mourning parents, hopeful because of Christ, Who loses no little ones



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Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss
by Glenda Mathes


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The grief of miscarriage, stillbirth, and newborn loss is often misunderstood and frequently ignored. In Little One Lost: Living with Early Infant Loss, Glenda Mathes writes of her own experience and shows from Scripture that these littlest ones are not really lost. Several couples share personal stories about a variety of losses, including the pain of infertility. Additional sections deal with acknowledging loss, finding comfort, grieving with hope, and healing pain. Steeped in biblical wisdom, this book will resonate with mourning parents and assist anyone who longs to comfort those who grieve a little one lost.

Glenda Mathes is an author, editor, and poet who regularly writes for Christian Renewal magazine. She lives in Iowa with her husband David. Their greatest joy is witnessing their children and grandchildren walking in the truth
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"Helpful for those struggling with the questions that occur and reoccur following infant loss, and hopeful because of Christ, Who loses no little ones.”

Dr. Marvin Olasky, Editor-in-chief, WORLD

Review by Rev. John W. Mahaffy, Pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church (OPC), Newberg, OR

Click here to hear an interview with the author on the Connected Kingdom Podcast

Review by Rev. Nick Smith, pastor of the United Reformed Church of Nampa, Idaho:
Little One Lost: A Review Essay, Part 1: Understanding, Grieving, Comforting
Little One Lost: A Review Essay, Part 2: Further Reflections

Paperback, 144 pages 8.5” x 5.5”

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Jesus Loves the Little Children - Why We Baptize Children By Daniel R. Hyde

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Jesus Loves the Little Children - Why We Baptize Children
By Daniel R. Hyde - Paperback, 104 pages

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This is an intelligent, gracious, and careful explanation for why Christians ought to have their children baptized. Whether you are convinced of infant baptism, unconvinced, or somewhere in between, this readable volume will help you understand the rationale for applying the sign of the covenant to our covenant children. This is a warm-hearted introduction to the Reformed understanding of baptism. I will recommend it gladly and often.

—Kevin DeYoung, Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, MI

See the foreword, table of contents, and introduction here

Watch a video interview of the author discussing this book here

 



But for the Grace of God: An Exposition of the Canons of Dort by Dr. Cornel Venema

But for the Grace of God: An Exposition of the Canons of Dort
144 pages
by Dr. Cornel Venema

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Dr. Cornel Venema, President and Professor of Doctrinal Studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary, clearly and engagingly leads the reader not only to understand the background and the doctrine of the Canons of Dort but also to see how its faithful exposition of biblical truth gives us great comfort and confidence in God’s promises.

• Nine chapters, with study questions after each chapter
• Excellent resource for study groups
• Includes the full text of the Canons of Dort.
 
“Many believers who sing lustily John Newton’s ‘Amazing Grace’ or the familiar hymn, ‘I Love to Tell the Story,’ need to understand in greater depth and fullness the biblical teaching that salvation is by grace alone through Christ alone. There is no single Christian confession that sings more vigorously of God’s grace in Christ toward His people than the Canons of Dort.”
—from the preface to But for the Grace of God!


Meeting Jesus at the Feast: Israel's Festivals and the Gospel by John R. Sittema Meeting Jesus at the Feast: Israel's Festivals and the Gospel
160 pages
by John R. Sittema

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Dr. Sittema, author of the well-beloved With a Shepherd's Heart, is the author of this marvelous new book, exploring the Old Testament feasts and how they are fulfilled in Jesus Christ.
 
Seldom will you have heard the whole gospel more clearly than in this book. It’s written with an artistry likely to move you to wonder and a passion directed to lead you to praise. The church needs this study for her recovery of Scripture’s unity, of its cosmic storyline, and of its whole life-changing power. This work satisfies the reader on so many levels at once: straightforward Bible study, warm pastoral proclamation, careful cultural assessment, and a taste of rejoicing that only God’s children know. What a gift for storytelling! What a pleasure to read! More, more, I say!

Nelson D. Kloosterman, Professor of New Testament and Ethics,
Mid-America Reformed Seminary

 
This book is filled with breathtaking insights into the Scriptures. These become sweet moments in which you will see the greatness of Jesus Christ as he is revealed in both the Old and New Testament Scriptures.

—Frank Reich, M. Div., President of Reformed Theological Seminary

See the endorsements, table of contents, introduction and chapter one


Psalter Hymnal Audio CD set: Be Thou Exalted, LORD

Psalter Hymnal Audio CD set: Be Thou Exalted, LORD

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A series of recordings on six audio CDs of performances by the Dordt College choirs and concert bands from the years 1978 - 1986 under the direction of Dale Grotenhuis, Gerald Bouma, and Henry Duitman. Includes 150 Psalm arrangements from settings in the 1976 blue Psalter Hymnal.


With a Shepherd's Heart By John R. Sittema

With a Shepherd’s Heart - Reclaiming the Pastoral Office of the Elder - 271 pages
By John R. Sittema

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Pastors have the privilege and duty of reading scores of books on the subject of church leadership and management. Elders usually don’t have this luxury or time. For this reason alone John Sittema’s book ought to receive a wide distribution among Elders and those who desire to serve.

Often, an elder serves without significant training and is left to muddle through somehow. Now, let us hope that those who receive this august responsibility find in their hearts that God has called them to it. In meek humility, let them serve with Rev. Sittema as their companion and acher. Let them not trust their instincts or the opinions of those who have gone before them. teHowever good those sources may be, they are not to be compared with the Holy Bible and its insistence on giving them the first and final word for their calling.

Everywhere we turn churches are failing because of professional ministers and compliant elders who want their pastor to simply “do it.” A strong elder board will solve that problem. Gentlemen, get this book and a strong elder board will emerge.

—Rev. Zachary Anderson

Dr. Sittema's book stands out among books on the office of elder. What makes the book so valuable is that is is orgainzed in such a way that it can be used as a study guide. In my congregation we used it as a training manual for potential elders and are planning to use it in the future as ongoing education at monthly elder meetings.

In a day in which authority is slighted so often, this book will help the rulers of the church stand as an authoritative voice while at the same time doing so with a shepherd's heart.

Rev. Daniel R. Hyde


Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian:  A Practical Study of Jonah with Questions by William Boekestein

Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian:
A Practical Study of Jonah with Questions

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Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian is a plain, practical explanation and application of the book of Jonah. It is written for those who sense (or still need to sense) that God is calling them to share his motives in doing difficult things for him. The study questions make the book a great devotional tool or group study course. "Bill Boekestein's little book on Jonah is everything that an introductory Bible Study guide should be: exegetically faithful, doctrinally sound, practically helpful, experientially warm, and colorfully written—all accompanied by prompting study questions. With the Spirit's blessing, Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian will 'de-callous' those who use it diligently and prayerfully, and make them pliant in the hands of the sovereign God."

—Dr. Joel Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary,
Grand Rapids

by William Boekestein
78 pages softcover, 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”

Listen to an interview on "Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian.
You will find it gives quite a bit of useful information about the book and about
the Christian life in general.

Review by Rev. Paul T. Murphy,
Pastor of Messiah’s Reformed Fellowship, Manhattan, NY

 


In Living Color: Images of Christ and the Means of Grace by Daniel R. Hyde

In Living Color: Images of Christ and the Means of Grace
by Daniel R. Hyde, 192 pages softcover, 5-¼” x 7-¾”

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“In post-modern, twenty-first-century Western society, biblically sanctioned and carefully crafted confessional statements of the Reformed faith are either blatantly challenged or simply discarded as irrelevant for the church. In Living Color effectively addresses one doctrine that increasingly is being discarded—the scriptural and confessional rejection of man-made images of Christ. “In these pages, Danny Hyde argues with great clarity against all images of Jesus as man-made media. He shows that all such images are abominated in Scripture and roundly rejected by the Reformed confessional heritage without exception. Hyde goes on to argue, however, that God does provide us with His ‘media’—the preaching of His Word and the administration of His sacraments. . . .”

— From the foreword by Dr. Joel Beeke

See the foreword, table of contents, and introduction here

Watch a video interview of the author discussing this book here

In Living Color

Crisis in the Reformed Churches:  Essays in Commemoration of the Great Synod of Dort

Crisis in the Reformed Churches:
Essays in Commemoration of the Great Synod of Dort


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"Forty years ago the Board of Reformed Fellowship commissioned nine men, who today would be considered a 'Who's Who' in Reformed theology, to commemorate the 350th anniversary of the Synod of Dort.  Under the leadership of the editor, Dr. Peter Y. De Jong, these giants in the faith wrote on a variety of topics regarding this great event in Reformed history.  Their contributions brought to the Christian community a greater understanding of the history and necessity of the Synod of Dort, the key figures involved in the Synod, and the application of the decisions made at the Synod to the tumultuous times within the church during the sixties.  Each article reflected not only the expertise of the writer, but also his love for the Reformed faith..."

With these words Wybren Oord, editor of The Outlook, begins the introduction to this new printing of Crisis in the Reformed Churches.
Forty years after the original publication, we have reprinted this book in a new, attractive format.  Completely re-typeset and with numerous corrections to the original text, this hardcover book will be valuable resource for those interested in the formation of the doctrine of grace.

Hardcover, 336 pages.

Contributing authors:

Peter Y. DeJong-- pastor for several churches in the CRC; Professor of Practical Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary; one of the founders of Mid-America Reformed Seminary
Simon Kistemaker-- Professor of New Testament Emeritus, RTS; past president and secretary-treasurer, Evangelical Theological Society
Fred H. Klooster-- professor of Systematic Theology at Calvin Theological Seminary
John Murray-- professor of Systematic Theology and co-founder, Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia
Edwin H. Palmer-- minister in the CRC; professor at Westminster Theological Seminary; executive secretary, Committee on Bible Translation (NIV)
Louis Praamsma-- minister in the CRC; professor of Church History, Calvin Theological Seminary
Klaas Runia-- professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological College, Geelong, Australia; professor of Practical Theology, Theological Seminary, Kampen, Netherlands
Cornelius Van Til-- professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary
Marten H. Woudstra-- professor of Old Testament, Calvin Theological
Seminary; translator, NIV

CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION TO SECOND PRINTING
INTRODUCTION TO FIRST PRINTING
CONTRIBUTORS
ONE: The Rise of the Reformed Churches in the Netherlands --Peter Y. De Jong
TWO: The Background of the Arminian Controversy (1586-1618) --Louis Praamsma
THREE: Leading Figures at the Synod of Dort --Simon Kistemaker
FOUR: The Doctrinal Deliverances of Dort --Fred H. Klooster
FIVE: The Synod and Bible Translation --Marten H. Woudstra
SIX: Preaching and the Synod of Dort --Peter Y. De Jong
SEVEN: The Significance of the Canons for Pastoral Work --Edwin H. Palmer
EIGHT: Calvin, Dort and Westminster-A Comparative Study --John Murray
NINE: Recent Reformed Criticisms of the Canons --Klaas Runia
TEN: The Significance of Dort for Today --Cornelius Van Til
APPENDIX A: Chronological Table
APPENDIX B: Biographical Notes
APPENDIX C: The Remonstrance of 1610
APPENDIX D: The Counter Remonstrance of 1611
APPENDIX E: Political Commissioners Assigned by the States-General
APPENDIX F: Delegates to the Synod of Dort
APPENDIX G: Remonstrants Cited to Appear at Synod
APPENDIX H: The Opinions of the Remonstrants
APPENDIX I: The Canons of Dort
INDEX
ENDNOTES


With Heart and Mouth: An Exposition of The Belgic Confession

With Heart and Mouth: An Exposition of The Belgic Confession


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The Belgic Confession contains doctrine that is worth dying for, as its author and many adherents learned all too well. Opponents of the Belgic Confession have put its adherents to death because, through this powerful document, the church speaks its prophetic biblical message to the world in which it exists. Yet because this confession of faith has been neglected for far too long in the Reformed churches, author Daniel Hyde offers a necessary, fresh exposition and application of its doctrine in the twenty-first century, with the hope of setting the Reformed churches on fire for their historic Christian, Protestant, and Reformed faith in the midst of a cold and lifeless world. The Belgic Confession is not a systematic theology but the historic and systematic confession of faith by the Reformed churches. With this commentary Danny Hyde has done the Reformed churches a great service by placing our confession in its historical, theological, and ecclesiastical contexts again. By reading it in the light of those contexts, he brings it to life for us in our time. Anyone wishing to understand better the Belgic Confession on its own terms and as it has been received by the Reformed churches must consult this intelligent work.

R. Scott Clark, Associate Professor of Historical and Systematic Theology, Westminster Seminary California.

Author: Daniel R. Hyde, Pastor of Oceanside URC, Oceanside, CA.

Hardcover, 560 pages. 9-1/4" x 6-1/4" x 1-1/2"


Called to Serve

Called to Serve: Essays for Elders and Deacons


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Take advantage of this excellent resource for training new and experienced elders and deacons.  Sixteen chapters cover topics such as the qualifications of elders and deacons, their duties and tasks, the history of the Reformed churches, infant baptism, the Lord's Supper, worship, rules for meetings, church discipline, family visitation, and the ministry of mercy. A plan and study guide incorporate readings from Scripture and the confessions. Includes recommendations for building a basic elder's library.


Contributing authors: John A. Bouwers, Michael G. Brown, W. Robert Godfrey, Michael S. Horton, Daniel R. Hyde, Nelson Kloosterman, Randal S. Lankheet, Bradd L. Nymeyer, Ralph Pontier, Kim Riddlebarger, Derrick J. Vander Meulen, Cornelis P. Venema.

Michael G. Brown, editor.
Paperback 280 pages


Postmodern Liberalism

Postmodern Liberalism

Repainting a Non-Christian Faith  (Booklet - 23 pages)

A Christian Critique of Rob Bell's Velvet Elvis and

The Emergent Church Movement

by Casey Freswick

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100 copies - $75.00

Baptism, Election, & the Covenant of Grace

Baptism, Election, and the Covenant of Grace - (Booklet)

Dr. R. Scott Clark provides his view of Federal Vision

and the dangers it presents to the Reformed faith

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Studies in 1 Peter

1 Peter - 104 pages
By Dr. Nelson Kloosterman

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This work includes 16 studies that involve the student in each verse of every chapter in I Peter.  Each lesson includes a three or four page exposition of the text being considered where the context, content, and application of these verses are briefly but thoroughly presented.

Study questions follow each of these lessons.  It should be noted that these are not pat questions with obvious answers.  Rather, these studies would require both meditation and reflection, and yet one does not need to be a trained theologian to either lead or benefit from this sutdy.  Anyone who has a desire to lead others into a deeper understanding of the truths of God's Holy Word could easily use this material to guide their group to this end.


Studies on Joseph & Judah by Rev Mark Vander Hart

Joseph & Judah - 148 pages
By Rev Mark Vander Hart

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In eighteen lessons, this Bible study guide helps the reader to see the further unfolding of God's covenant promises and His plans with His people. Joseph grows up as a younger brother, hated by his own family, sold into slavery, and yet God's revelation will come through him. God will use Joseph to deliver His people from famine, and the world will seek deliverance from him. Judah, fourth son of Jacob, does not impress us when he marries a Canaanite and visits a prostitute. But the amazing grace of God in Jesus Christ will change his heart, and Judah will begin to emerge as the royal son, from whom will come the Messiah. Christ will work in the lives of His sinful people to bring about a great salvation. Even when people plan evil, God is able to bring about His good.


Studies in the Letter to the Ephesians

Letter to the Ephesians

by Henry Vander Kam

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Reformed Fellowship is pleased to announce the renewed publication of Rev. Henry Vander Kam's classic Bible study guide on the book of Ephesians. With a new cover and updated typeface and format, Vander Kam's "Letter to the Ephesians" is a thoroughly Reformed, clearly written book, taking the reader through this key New Testament book in sixteen lessons. Each lesson concludes with a set of questions for discussion, making this book suitable for individual or group Bible study. As Rev. Vander Kam mentions in the first lesson, "Anyone who would know the meaning of the term church must study Ephesians."     8-1/2" x 5-1/2" paperback, 132 pages.

 

Rev. Vander Kam was deeply involved with the work of Reformed Fellowship for many years. He was also active in the founding of the United Reformed Churches and was one of the founders and first professors of Mid America Reformed Seminary in its original location in Orange City, Iowa.


Studies on Jacob

Jacob

by Mark Vander Hart

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Rev. Mark Vander Hart, associate professor of Old Testament Studies at Mid-America Reformed Seminary, continues the Bible study series he began with Genesis 1 - 11. In eighteen lessons, he traces the life of the patriarch Jacob as he learns the lessons of God's covenant promises. This is an excellent guide for adult Bible


II Studies in Timothy & Titus

The Books of II Timothy & Titus

by Henry Vander Kam

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Reformed Fellowship is pleased to announce the renewed publication of Rev. Henry Vander Kam's classic Bible study guide on the Books of II Timothy & Titus. With a new cover and updated typeface and format. Sixteen Lessons, 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" paperback, 100 pages.

 

Rev. Vander Kam was deeply involved with the work of Reformed Fellowship for many years. He was also active in the founding of the United Reformed Churches and was one of the founders and first professors of Mid America Reformed Seminary in its original location in Orange City, Iowa.

 


Studies in The Book of Amos

The Book of Amos

by Henry Vander Kam

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Reformed Fellowship is pleased to announce the renewed publication of Rev. Henry Vander Kam's classic Bible study guide on the Book of Amos. With a new cover and updated typeface and format. Twenty-four Lessons, 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" paperback, 96 pages.

 

Rev. Vander Kam was deeply involved with the work of Reformed Fellowship for many years. He was also active in the founding of the United Reformed Churches and was one of the founders and first professors of Mid America Reformed Seminary in its original location in Orange City, Iowa.

 


Gospel Power Magnified through Human Weakness (II Corinthians) - 101 pages

Gospel Power Magnified through Human Weakness (II Corinthians) - 101 pages
By Dr. Nelson Kloosterman

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Dr. Kloosterman applies his clear and thorough teaching style to the book of II Corinthians in this helpful study guide. The book consists of sixteen chapters. Each chapter opens with a memory verse from the scripture section being covered. A four-or-five-page lesson follows, giving insights into the world of the church in Corinth and Paul's ministry among them. Kloosterman makes these observations relevant to our day and our situation with a series of five or six "Questions for Reflection and Reply" at the end of each chapter. The questions aim to stir up thoughtful discussion rather than simply reviewing the facts presented in the lesson. This study guide is suited for adult Bible study groups. It is a very useful guide for the group leader as well as a helpful resource for those involved in the study. I have used this book to lead an adult study group, and I heartily recommend it.

Reviewed by Henry Gysen


 The Law of the Lord as Our Delight (Deuteronomy) By Dr. Nelson Kloosterman

The Law of the Lord as Our Delight (Deuteronomy) - 100 pages
By Dr. Nelson Kloosterman

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“North American Christianity has been ravaged by the kind of dispensationalism that separates the Old and the New Testaments and prefers the latter.  By badly misreading the Bible and seriously misrepresenting the Bible’s Author, this error leads far too many believers to be unsure, even downright negative, about the relevance of the Old Testament to modern living and Christian experience. People brought up on a diet of ‘the New Testament and Psalms’ suffer a kind of spiritual malnutrition that can take years to remedy.”

With this as the first paragraph of the introduction from his study guide on the Book of Deuteronomy, Dr. Kloosterman sets both the pace and the tone of his effort to do something about the poor spiritual “eating habits” of many Christians today. Using The Law of the Lord As Our Delight to help study this Old Testament book will make a major contribution towards the cure for the “spiritual malnutrition” mentioned above.

Here is a study for the serious student of Holy Scripture. Questions are provided after each of the 16 lessons that require much effort, but they will provide your study group much food for thought as well.

 


 Daniel

Daniel
By John Piersma

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This study begins with a relatively brief but quite thorough general introduction to the book of Daniel, covering its author, its place in history, and its major themes. Rev. Piersma gives clear emphasis to the theme of the Antithesis between the kingdoms of this world and the Kingdom of God. This valuable guide helps the student to understand this well-known but often misunderstood book of the Old Testament by clearly explaining the first six historical chapters and the last six prophetic chapters.

 After the introduction, Rev. Piersma moves into twelve study lessons, each one consisting of an outline of the basic teachings of one of the twelve chapters in Daniel. Each lesson includes discussion questions that are intended to have the student think about and apply the truths that were brought out in the outline.

Reviewed by Rev. Ed Marcusse


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Biblwe Studies by Henry Vander Kam

Sermon on the Mount ($4.00 pIus*$2.00 postage)

 

The Sermon on the Mount is a sermon that has been written about in many volumes and from a variety of different viewpoints.  However, many of these works are not written with the clarity and approachability as is this study written by Rev. Vander Kam
Through the course of 24 lessons, the author guides the reader verse by verse through this sermon, which Rev. Vander Kam identifies as the "Gospel of the Kingdom".  Christ's preaching touches every part of life, seeking to instill love for God and neighbor as the Savior explains His gift of grace in the Beatitudes, the responsibilities of Kingdom citizens, and the difference between the Kingdom of Heaven and the kingdom of this world.
At each and every point, Rev. Vander Kam allows the reader to digest Christ's teaching as well as to see it in the fullness of its Kingdom significance.  Every lesson concludes with a number of questions for discussion designed to aptly summarize the teaching of the lesson, as well as to spur on opportunity for thoughtful reflection.  This volume is a very valuable resource and would be a great help to any Bible study group seeking to understand more fully the "Gospel of the Kingdom"!

Reviewed by Henry Nuiver


I Peter
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In 16 lessons Rev. Vander Kam takes us through the book of I Peter.  In Lesson 1 we are introduced to the Apostle Peter, the writer of the epistle.  We learn of Peter's character, his zeal for The Lord, his weaknesses, and his authority as an apostle. We also learn of those to whom he is writing and their circumstances.
In the lessons that follow we learn of Peter's encouragement to his readers who were suffering many hardships, speaking of the hope of their salvation, the basis for that hope, and their call to a godly life.  Each lesson ends with 5 or 6 questions for discussion.

 

Reviewed by Richard Bierling Sr.

 


The Parables of Our Lord
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This 16 lesson study guide includes discussions on all of the more well-known and well-loved parables told by our Lord, such as “The Parable of the Sower,” “The Wise and Foolish Virgins,” and “The Prodigal Son;” and it also includes discussions on some of our Lord's parables which are perhaps not so well-known and not so well understood, such as “The Parable of the Seed Growing in Secret,” “The Unrighteous Steward,” and “The Unclean Spirit.”

The introductory lesson of this study is, in essence, a primer on Reformed hermeneutics, how the parables can be properly interpreted and applied to our day and age. This lesson itself is worth the cost of the book.

The Parables of Our Lord would make an excellent study guide for any age group in the church, from high school on up, who seeks to better understand the main point of these masterful stories told by our Lord.

Reviewed by Rev. Ed Marcusse

 

I & II Thessalonians  ($4.00 pIus*$2.00 postage)

First and Second Thessalonians are some of the earliest letters written by the Apostle Paul found in the New Testament.  In these letters Paul mentions doctrinal issues only briefly, while he addresses the issue of the fact and the manner of the second coming of Christ more completely.

Rev. Vander Kam works his way through these brief letters verse by verse and unpacks the many theological applications that are found there.  With a theologian's skill and a pastor's heart Rev. Vander Kam applies these truths to today.  Pertinent and searching "Questions for Discussion" are included after each of these 16 studies on the two letters of Paul to the Thessalonians.

Reviewed by Rev. Ed Marcusse


I Timothy
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I John
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The First Century Church faced heresy; the Twentieth Century Church is no less assailed.  Knowing God's Word is as important today as it was then.  John's epistle exhorts us to "walk in the light", confess our sins, and live righteous lives.

In this 16 lesson study of John's first epistle, Rev. Vander Kam clearly explains how the Apostle exposes unbelievers, and purposes to strengthen the faith of believers and warn them concerning the heresy which they faced.  We learn of the person and nature of Christ, and the necessity of fellowship with God and keeping his Word.  Each lesson ends with questions for discussion.

Reviewed by Richard Bierling Sr.

 

Acts (Chapters 1-13) ($4.00 pIus*$2.00 postage)

The first of this two part study of the book of Acts contains sixteen lessons beginning with the Ascension of our Lord and ending with the first missionary journey of Paul in Acts 13.
Acts (Chapters 4-28)
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In the second booklet Rev. Vander Kam considers the life of Paul up to his imprisonment in Rome (Acts 28).  The sixteen lessons in this booklet - together with part one, address the importance of the relationship between the believer and the church, and outline the development of the early church and missions.

Reviewed by Walt DeLange


Genesis 1-11 By Mark Vander Hart

Genesis 1 - 11  
By Mark Vander Hart

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In 18 lessons Rev. Vander Hart walks through these sometimes difficult and hotly debated chapters of Genesis. In a very clear and succinct way he argues that the days of creation were six "ordinary days." But the most impressive aspect of this study is that it does not get stuck in these difficult questions but moves beyond them to open up what God is revealing about Himself in these chapters.


 Catechism

Learning to Know the Lord

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Learning to Know the Lord
by P. Y. De Jong

($1.50 plus *$ 2.00 postage) - 63 pages

 

This long time favorite consists of 28 lessons of two pages each. The first page summarizes and brings forth the main truths to be learned in that week's lesson; while the second page includes abbreviated questions and answers from the Heidelberg Catechism along with study questions that have the students explore the Biblical texts and other Reformed creeds and confessions where these truths are found.


While the subtitle to this work declares the book to be mainly directed at high school age catechism students, the suggestion is made inside the cover that the teacher might well use this material beneficially for younger ages as well. The abbreviated questions and answers of the Catechism lend themselves to those just starting out in their study of this historic Reformed confession, while the subject matter of each lesson could also easily be made to fit middle school and perhaps, with some effort, even lower ages.

This book is a classic. Many of those who would teach from it today could very well have been taught by it years ago.  The Biblical truths that are brought forth in these pages are both timeless and trustworthy.

 


 Catechism

A First Book of Christian Doctrine

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A First Book of Christian Doctrine
By Hylkema & Tuuk

4-3/8" x 7" booklet; 96 pages, 28 lessons.
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 Catechism

A Beginning Course in the Compendium of Reformed Doctrine

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A Beginning Course in the Compendium of Reformed Doctrine
by P. Y. DeJong and John R. Sittema.

A simplified study course of the Heidelberg Catechism. Intended for fifth and sixth graders.
52-page booklet
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What We Believe - An Exposition of the Apostles’ Creed By Cornelis P. Venema

What We Believe - An Exposition of the Apostles’ Creed - 136 pages
By Cornelis P. Venema


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There have been and always will be fresh resources to explain the Apostles’ Creed. What distinguishes Dr. Venema’s volume is a timeless and less sectarian approach. This birds’ eye view of the faith presents the reader with a brief panorama of our beliefs and how they have been presented, preserved and promoted through history.

Venema would have us see that the Reformed faith, by and large, fits well with all streams of Christian history faithful to God’s word. That makes this book an excellent resource for high school study (such as a catechism class), new members in the church, and a first doctrinal guide for teachers.

Don’t hesitate to give this book to your pastor: he will read it and enjoy handing it out to those with basic questions about our faith. Don’t hesitate to give it to a teenager: especially if you hope that such a one will find confidence that our faith isn’t just a culture or tradition.

One suggestion I have for reading this work: start with reading the study questions, then read the chapters. Christians ought to know the answer to each of these questions! If you don’t yet, you will when you are done.

Rev. Zachary Anderson


The Psalter Hymnal

The Psalter Hymnal

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We have just received a new shipment of Psalter Hymnals. These are brand new copies of the original 1976 blue Psalter Hymnals. Price is $23 for hardcover or $27 for spiral-bound vinyl cover (perfect for organ or piano!) plus shipping from Grandville, Michigan., please contact us at

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