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Our Goodly Heritage Preserved, published by the Protestant Reformed Churches in America, 2000. 136 pages, $15.00 (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. Russell J. Dykstra.] For a homey and personalized presentation of the Protestant Reformed Churches, the reader is encouraged to pick up Our Goodly Heritage Preserved. It is a commemorative book…

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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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1. The Westminster Confession of Faith for Study Classes. 2. Martin Luther: The Christian Between God and Death. 3. Tenth Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia. 4. Not Reformed at All: Medievalism in “Reformed” Churches.

G.I. Williamson, The Westminster Confession of Faith for Study Classes. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: P&R, 2004. Pp. xii + 409. $16.99 (paper). [Reviewed by the editor.] This reprint of the book first published in 1964 is likely the best contemporary commentary on the Westminster Confession of Faith. It is intended particularly…

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1. Measuring the Music: Another Look at the Contemporary Christian Music Debate. 2. Justification. 3. Why I Left the Contemporary Christian Music Movement: Confessions of a Former Worship Leader.

Measuring the Music: Another Look at the Contemporary Christian Music Debate, by John Makujina. Willow Street, PA: Old Paths Publications, repr. 2002. 369 pages. $16.99 (paper). [Reviewed by the editor.] Measuring the Music is an important examination and convincing condemnation of “contemporary Christian music.” Reformed young people especially need to…

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The reviewer is a minister of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Australia. Hyper-Calvinism and the Call of the Gospel, by David J. Engelsma. Grand Rapids, Michigan: Reformed Free Publishing Association, revised edition 1994. 216 pp. $10.95 (paper). [Reviewed by Rev. Chris Coleborn.] This book by Prof. Engelsma basically deals with…

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Sermons on Job, by John Calvin. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1993. 751 pp. $49.95 (hardcover). Calvin’s Old Testament Commentaries: Daniel I (Chapters 1-6) by John Calvin. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company and Carlisle, Cumbria: The Paternoster Press, 1993. 300 pp. $24.99 (paper). Calvin’s Old Testament Commentaries, by T. H.…

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THE INSPIRATION AND AUTHORITY OF SCRIPTURE, by Rene Pache, Moody Press, 1987. 349 pages, paper. (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.) Since this book first appeared in the English in 1969, it has gone through twelve different printings, abundant proof of its popularity and worth. The book was translated from the…

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“Good Morning Alice,” by Gise J. VanBaren. Grand Rapids: Reformed Free Publishing Association, 1994. 157 pp. $11.50 (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. Robert D. Decker.] We quote from the jacket of the book: “Alice (the author’s sister, RDD) was dying from Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, RDD). During the last…

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An Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics: The Search for Meaning, by Walter C. Kaiser and Moises Silva. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing, 1994. 298 pp. $24.99 (hard cover). [Reviewed by Prof. Herman Hanko.] As the title suggests, this book is intended to be a textbook on hermeneutics. From many points of…

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Order in the Offices, Mark R. Brown, ed. Duncansville, PA: Classic Presbyterian Government Resources, 1993. 304 pp. N.p. (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. Herman Hanko.] Although I knew that the question of two offices or three offices in the church was often debated among Presbyterians, I had no idea of the…

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Understanding the New Age, byRussel Chandler. Grand Rapids: Zondervan Publishing House, 1993. 367 pp. $10.99 (paper). [Reviewed by Rev. Wilbur Bruinsma.] Scanning the shelf entitled “New Age” in the bookstore or library, one finds few books which serve as introduction to the broad scope of the New Age Movement. Most…

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Today’s Gospel and Apostolic Exhortations: A Study in the Presentation of the Gospel, by A. G. Randalls. Windmill Hill, East Sussex, England: The Huntingtonian Press, 1997. 103 pp. Price unknown (paper). [Reviewed by the editor.] Promising much, this book delivers little. It claims to be “the first book to set…

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Paradigms in Polity: Classic Readings in Reformed and Presbyterian Church Governments by David. W. Hall, Joseph H. Hall, editors. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1994. pp. xiii-621. $29.99. (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. Robert D. Decker.] This book ought to be in every minister’s library. The two introductory…

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The Question of Woman: The Collected Writings of Charlotte von Kirschbaum. Tr. John Shepherd. Ed. and with an Introduction by Eleanor Jackson. Grand Rapids, MI/Cambridge, U.K.: Eerdmans, 1996. x + 202 pages. $16 (paper). [Reviewed by the editor.] Those who read Eberhard Busch’s biography of Karl Barth, Karl Barth: His…

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The Mormon Missionaries: An Inside Look at Their Real Message and Methods, by Janis Hutchinson. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1995. 272 pp. $9.99 (softcover). [Reviewed by Agatha Lubbers.] Janis Hutchinson devoted thirty-four years of her life to activity in the Mormon Church during which time she filled two stake…

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Sermons on Election & Reprobation by John Calvin. Audubon, New Jersey: Old Paths Publications, 1996. 317 pp., plus subject and scriptural text indexes. $36.95 (hardcover). [Reviewed by the editor.] These sermons by John Calvin on God’s election of Jacob and reprobation of Esau were published in English for the first…

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The Guilt, Folly, and Sources of Suicide, by Samuel Miller. Dallas, Texas: Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1994. 56pp. $3.50 (paper). [Reviewed by the Editor.] This reprint of two published sermons on the subject of suicide by the, Presbyterian theologian Samuel Miller is timely. Not only is our country presently moving toward…

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Always Obedient: Essays on the Teaching of Dr. Klaas Schilder, ed. J. Geertsema. Phillipsburg, New Jersey: Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing, 1995. vx + 137pages. n.p. (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. Herman Hanko.] If any one should want a brief overview of the teachings of Dr. Klaas Schilder, this is an excellent…

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Summoning Up Remembrance, by Henry Stob. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1995. 354 pp. $15 (paper). [Reviewed by the editor.] There are several reasons why readers of this magazine will want to read Henry Stob’s autobiography. It traces the development of an influential college and seminary professor in the Christian Reformed…

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Submitting to One Another out of Reverence for Christ: Eight Sermons on Marriage and the Family, by P. G. Feenstra. Privately published, 1995. 7Opp. $10 (paper). [Reviewed by the editor.] This booklet consists of eight sermons on marriage and family including such topics as “An Appeal to Married Women to…

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When the Foundation Crumbles: Why did I Leave the Christian Reformed Church?, by Edward Heerema. Privately published, 1994. 30pp. $3.00 (paper). [Reviewed by the editor.] As the sub-title of this 30-page booklet indicates, the crumbling foundation is that of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC). Retired CRC minister Edward Heerema, who…

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Secession, Doleantie, and Union: 1834-1892, by Hendrik Bouma. Tr. Theodore Plantinga. Appendixes by Theodore Plantinga and Peter Y. De Jong. Neerlandia, Alberta, Canada/Pella, Iowa, U.S.A.: Inheritance Publications, 1995. 302pp. $13.90 (paper). [Reviewed by the editor.] The availability in English of a reliable account of the union efforts of the Afscheiding…

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Believers and Their Seed: Children in the Covenant, by Herman Hoeksema. Grand Rapids: Reformed Free Publishing Association, revised edition, 1997. 166 pages. $17.95 (hard cover). [Reviewed by Rev. D.H. Kuiper.] There are really only two views of the covenant of grace. One view holds that the covenant of God is…

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A Woman Rides the Beast: The Roman Catholic Church and the Last Days, by Dave Hunt. Eugene, Oregon: Harvest House Publishers, 1994. 544 pp. [Reviewed by the editor.] In his outstanding commentary on the book of Revelation, Behold, He Cometh!, Herman Hoeksema explained the Antichrist of Revelation 13 as a…

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Sermons on the Deity of Christ, by John Calvin. Tr. Leroy Nixon. Audubon, New Jersey: Old Paths Publications, 1997. 302 pp. $34.95 (cloth). (Reviewed by the editor) To what is fast becoming a very valuable and attractive set of otherwise out-of-print sermons by John Calvin, Old Paths Publications has now…

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God Meant It for Good: The Covenant & the Church Today, by Ted Hoogsteen. Burlington, Ontario, Canada: Welch Publishing Company Inc., 1989. 99 pages. (Paper). [Reviewed by the editor.] The title is taken from Joseph’s words to his brothers in Genesis 50:20 concerning their wickedness in selling him into Egypt,…

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The Art of Biblical History, by V. Philips Long. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1994. 247 pp. (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.] This volume is Volume 5 in a series of seven books on biblical hermeneutics with the general title, “Foundations of Contemporary Interpretation,” some of which we…

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Letters to a Young Pastor: Letters to Rev. R Harbach by A. W. Pink. Grandville, MI: The Evangelism Committee of Grandville Protestant Reformed Church, 1993. 40 pages (paper). N. p. [Reviewed by the Editor.] The Evangelism Committee of the Grandville, MI PRC has published a 40-page booklet containing letters written…

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Hyper-Calvinism and John Gill, b y Curt D. Daniel. Privately published, 1983. Pp. xii-912. $60.00 (hard cover). [Reviewed by the editor.] This massive work, huge in size and bristling with footnotes, is the author’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Edinburgh. It examines the theological error of hyper-Calvinism, particularly in…

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Crossed Fingers: How the Liberals Captured the Presbyterian Church, by Gary North. Tyler, Texas: Institute for Christian Economics, 1996. Pp. li-1023, plus indexes of texts and subjects. $34.95 (hardcover). (Reviewed by the editor) The book is a blockbuster, big and explosive. It is the study—a history—of the apostast of the…

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Fighting the Good Fight: A Brief History of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, by D.G. Hart & John Muether. Philadelphia, PA: Committee for the Historian of the OPC, 1995. 217 pp. $11.95 (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. Herman Hanko.] The authors have produced an excellent work in their description of their church:…

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The Incarnation of the Antithesis, by Dr. R.E.L. Rodgers; (Edinburgh: Pentland Press Ltd.) xvi + 87 pp., L7.50 (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. Herman Hanko.] Taking the title of this book from Frank VandenBerg’s definitive biography of Dr. Abraham Kuyper, Dr. Rodgers discusses the role that Kuyper’s view of the antithesis…

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“Calvin v. Hyper-Spurgeonism: The Battle for the Preaching of the One Scriptural and Reformation Gospel,” by John Calvin and others. Lewes, E. Sussex, England: Berith Publications, 1997. 35 pp. $4 (surface mail)/$6 (airmail) (paper). [Reviewed by the editor.] This booklet is genuine Calvinism’s response to the recent Banner of Truth’s…

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Our Reformed Church Service Book, by G. Van Rongen. Neerlandia, Alberta, Canada or Pella, Iowa: Inheritance Publications, 1995. 250 pages. $13.90 (U.S.). (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. R. D. Decker.] This book is about another book, viz., the Book of Praise: Anglo-Genevan Psalter. This latter contains the synodically approved Psalm texts…

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Creating a Christian Worldview: Abraham Kuyper’s Lectures on Calvinism, by Peter S. Heslam. Grand Rapids, MI/Cambridge, U.K.: Eerdmans/Paternoster, 1998. x + 300 pages. $28.00/£18.99 (paper). [Reviewed by the editor] On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Abraham Kuyper’s Stone Lectures on Calvinism at Princeton Seminary, Eerdmans has published a…

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Abraham Kuyper: A Centennial Reader, ed. James D. Bratt. Grand Rapids, MI/Cambridge, U.K.: Eerdmans/Paternoster, 1998. xiv + 498 pages. $29.00 (paper). [Reviewed by the editor.] Most of the sixteen pieces by Abraham Kuyper that are the content of this book have never before been translated into English. They are either…

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Wrongly Dividing the Word of Truth: A Critique of Dispensationalism, by John H. Gerstner. Brentwood, Tennessee: Wolgemuth & Hyatt, Publishers, Inc., 1991. 274 pages. $15.95 (hardcover). [Reviewed by the Editor.] Dispensationalism will never be the same. Presbyterian theologian John H. Gerstner has written the definitive, Reformed critique of this popular…

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The ABC’s of Assurance, by John H. Gerstner. Ligonier, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 1991. 112 pages. Paper. $7.95. [Reviewed by the Editor.] Literally. Dr. Gerstner treats the biblical . doctrine of the Christian’s assurance of salvation by chapter headings that follow the alphabet: “Assurance of Eternal Salvation”; “Beating the…

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COMMENTARY ON JUDE, by Thomas Manton (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1988; 384 pp.; $13.95; paper). Reviewed by Professor David J. Engelsma.

Thomas Manton was a Presbyterian preacher in London, England in the 17th century. His Commentary on Jude was first published in 1658. It richly deserves its fortune of being republished down through the years. Manton has correctly grasped the thrust of Jude: the command to the church to contend for the Christian…

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An Inquiry into the Spiritual Character of The Revival of 1859, by Rev. William Hamilton (Hudsonville, MI: Reformed Book Outlet, 1993) 297 pp., $7.00 (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. Herman Hanko.] A few explanations are probably in order before we briefly review this important book While Rev. Gise VanBaren was working…

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GREAT LEADERS OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, edited by John D. Woodbridge; Moody Press, 1988; 384 pp., $24.95, (cloth). (Reviewed by Prof H. Hanko.) The history of the church, it has been said, is the history of her leaders. Undoubtedly this is true when it is remembered that throughout the church’s…

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