1. Communion with God: Reformed Spirituality. 2. The Day of Worship: Reassessing the Christian Life in Light of the Sabbath. 3. Preaching & Preachers. 4. The Genesis Flood: The Biblical Record and its Scientific Implications.

New (and Old) Noteworthy Books

Communion with God: Reformed Spirituality, Herman Hoek­sema; edited by David J. Engelsma. Reformed Free Publishing Association (rfpa.org), 2011. 352 pp. $28.95 (hardcover).

This is the anticipated follow-up volume of meditations (volume one was Peace for the Troubled Heart, 2010) originally written (some in Dutch) in the Standard Bearer by noted Reformed pastor-theologian and co-founder of the Protestant Reformed Churches, Herman Hoeksema. This marvelous collection focuses on the believer’s “sweet” covenant fellowship with the triune God in Jesus Christ. The chapters are arranged into three parts: Com­munion with God, Christian Experience, and Christian Activity. Great devotional reading!

The Day of Worship: Reassessing the Christian Life in Light of the Sabbath, Ryan M. McGraw. Reformation Heritage Books (heritagebooks.org), 2011. 196 pp. $16.00 (paperback).

This is a fresh look at the importance of keeping the Lord’s Day holy (fourth commandment), especially as the day “designed to be sanctified for the purpose of worship” (author’s introduction). The author is pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Conway, SC, and draws on his own experience of growing into a mature Reformed/Puritan understanding of the Sabbath.

Communion with God: Reformed Spirituality, Herman Hoek­sema; edited by David J. Engelsma. Reformed Free Publishing Association (rfpa.org), 2011. 352 pp. $28.95 (hardcover).

This is the anticipated follow-up volume of meditations (volume one was Peace for the Troubled Heart, 2010) originally written (some in Dutch) in the Standard Bearer by noted Reformed pastor-theologian and co-founder of the Protestant Reformed Churches, Herman Hoeksema. This marvelous collection focuses on the believer’s “sweet” covenant fellowship with the triune God in Jesus Christ. The chapters are arranged into three parts: Com­munion with God, Christian Experience, and Christian Activity. Great devotional reading!

The Day of Worship: Reassessing the Christian Life in Light of the Sabbath, Ryan M. McGraw. Reformation Heritage Books (heritagebooks.org), 2011. 196 pp. $16.00 (paperback).

This is a fresh look at the importance of keeping the Lord’s Day holy (fourth commandment), especially as the day “designed to be sanctified for the purpose of worship” (author’s introduction). The author is pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church in Conway, SC, and draws on his own experience of growing into a mature Reformed/Puritan understanding of the Sabbath.