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The Whole Armor of God: How Christ’s Victory Strengthens Us for Spiritual Warfare, Iain Duguid

The Whole Armor of God: How Christ’s Victory Strengthens Us for Spiritual Warfare, Iain Duguid, Crossway, 2019. 127 pp. Paper, $14.99. Reviewed by Charles Terpstra. The Christian life is a battle. We are in a daily struggle against the world, sin, and Satan. But God didn’t leave us to fend…

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The Lord’s Supper and the “Popish Mass”: A Study of Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 80 by Cornelis P. Venema. Reviewed by Peter VanderSchaaf

Mr. VanDerSchaaf is a member of and an elder in Faith Protestant Reformed Church in Jenison, Michigan. The Lord’s Supper and the “Popish Mass”: A Study of Heidelberg Catechism Q&A 80, Cornelis P. Venema, Grand Rapids MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2015, 96 pages. [Reviewed by Peter VanderSchaaf.] Dr. Venema set…

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A Spiritual House Preserved: A Century in the River’s Bend, Calvin Kalsbeek, editor. Reviewed by Bruce Koole.

A Spiritual House Preserved: A Century in the River’s Bend, Calvin Kalsbeek, ed. Jenison, MI: RFPA, 2016, 728 pages + xxii, $44.95. [Reviewed by Bruce Koole.] Hope Protestant Reformed Church has set the standard for church memoirs with their book entitled A Spiritual House Preserved: A Century in the River’s…

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Memoirs of the Way Home: Ezra and Nehemiah as a Call to Conversion, Gerald M. Bilkes. Reviewed by Rev. Martyn McGeown.

Memoirs of the Way Home: Ezra and Nehemiah as a Call to Conversion, Gerald M. Bilkes. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2014. Paperback, 187 pp. [Reviewed by Rev. Martyn McGeown.] This is a brief, accessible, and helpful commentary on two neglected books of the Old Testament. Ezra and Nehemiah…

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Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical & Balanced Perspective, by Brian Borgman & Rob Ventura. Reviewed by Bill Leep Jr.

Mr. Leep is a member of Grace Protestant Reformed Church in Standale, Michigan. Spiritual Warfare: A Biblical & Balanced Perspective, by Brian Borgman & Rob Ventura (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2014).[Reviewed by Bill Leep, Jr.] We are in a war of the most serious nature. As Reformed Christians, we…

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The Sovereignty of God, Arthur W. Pink. Reviewed by Dr. Julien Kennedy

The Sovereignty of God, Arthur W. Pink. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House, 1984 (first published 1918). Softcover. 269 pages. (also available online, Kindle, Hardback, Audio book). ISBN 0-8010-7088-0. ISBN 13: 9780801070884. [Reviewed by Dr. Julien Kennedy, Ballymena, NI.] I would guess that this book, more than any other, has…

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Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation, by: Joel R. Beeke and William Boekestein. Reviewed by: Sarah Mowery.

Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation. Joel R. Beeke and William Boekestein. Reformation Heritage Books, 2013. 100 pages (paper). [Reviewed by Sarah Mowery.] If someone asked me, “Why did Christ come to earth?” I would likely answer, “To save sinners”—with I Timothy 1:15 running through my mind. While…

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Blood Work: How the Blood of Christ Accomplishes Our Salvation, by Anthony J. Carter. Reviewed by Stuart Brogden.

Rev. Brogden is currently serving as a pastoral assistant in a Reformed Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, and has the desire to preach the gospel and shepherd the Lord’s people. Blood Work: How the Blood of Christ Accomplishes Our Salvation, by Anthony J. Carter. Reformation Trust, 2013. 150 pages. ISBN:…

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Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible, by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays. Reviewed by: Peter VanDerSchaaf

Grasping God’s Word: A Hands-On Approach to Reading, Interpreting, and Applying the Bible, by J. Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays. Zondervan Publishing, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Copyright, 2012 third ed., 506 pages. [Reviewed by Peter VanDerSchaaf.] J Scott Duvall and J. Daniel Hays are professors of Bible at Ouachita Baptist…

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Holding Hands, Holding Hearts, by Richard and Sharon Phillips. Reviewed by: Dr. Julian Kennedy.

Dr. Kennedy is a member of Covenant Protestant Reformed Church in Northern Ireland. Holding Hands, Holding Hearts, Richard and Sharon Phillips. P&R Publishing 2006. Paperback. 183 pages. [Reviewed by Dr. Julian Kennedy (NI).] This is an excellent guide for young and not-so-young people contemplating marriage, looking for a mate, or…

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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…

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For Thy Truth’s Sake, Herman C. Hanko, Grandville, MI: RFPA, 2000. 541 pages. $39.95 (hard-cover). [Reviewed by Rev. Charles Terpstra.] With a great deal of excitement we heartily welcome and recommend to our readers a beautiful new volume, For Thy Truth’s Sake, published by the Reformed Free Publishing Association. Written…

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