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Christian Life Classics, Jay P. Green, Sr., Editor. Lafayette, IN: Sovereign Grace Trust Fund, 1990. 758 pages. Hardcover. $24.95. (Reviewed by the Editor.) This is Volume III of a twelve volume set entitled “The Fifty Greatest Christian Classics.” Seven different works on the holy life of the child of God…

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The Thousand Generation Covenant: Dutch Reformed Covenant Theology and Group Identity in Colonial South Africa, 16521814, by Jonathan Neil Gerstner. Leiden, The Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1991. 280 pages. Hardcover. 135 gulden (about $70). (Reviewed by the Editor.) It is the contention of Reformed theologian Dr. Jonathan Gerstner that an…

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Romans, The Gospel Of God, by D. Martyn-Lloyd Jones; Zondervan Publishing House, 1985; 394 pp. (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.) From 1955 to 1968 Martyn Lloyd-Jones went through the entire epistle of Romans in his mid-week services at Westminster Chapel in London. This volume covers chapter 1 of the sermons…

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THE NATIONS, ISRAEL AND THE CHURCH IN PROPHECY, by John F. Walvoord; Zondervan Publishing, 1988; 497 pp. (no price available) (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) The author of this book is the chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary, the leading Seminary in pre-millennial thought. The book was originally published as…

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WHEN THX MORNING CAME, by Piet Prins. Neerlandia, Alberta, Canada: Inheritance Publications, 1989. 158 pages. $8.50 US, paper. (Reviewed by the Editor.) This is reading for Reformed children, young people, and (if I am any indication) their parents. It is the story of 12-year old Martin Meulenberg and his family…

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Reformed Theology In America: A History of Its Modern Development, David F. Wells, Editor; Grand Rapids, Michigan, Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. 3 17 pp. (paper) $19.95. [Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema] This is a very interesting book. Perhaps the title is somewhat misleading, because the name “Reformed” is taken…

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Five Views On Sanctification, ME. Dieter, A.A. Hoekema, SM. Horton, J.R. McQuilkin, J.F. Walvoord; Grand Rapids, Michigan; Zondervan Publishing Co. (Academic Books); 254 pp. (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema] This book is a kind of symposium in writing. In it five authors, with five different views, present their views…

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Bible Student’s Commentary: MATTHEW, H.N. Ridderbos; Grand Rapids, Michigan, Zondervan Publishing Co. (Regency Reference Library); 556 pp. (hard cover). [Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema] Whoever makes it a point to purchase the volumes of the Bible Student’s Commentary as they come from the press will gradually gather for himself a very useful…

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Nag Hammadi, Gnosticism, and Early Christianity, Ed. by Charles W. Hedrick & Robert Hodgson, Jr. Hendrickson Publishers, Peabody, Massachusetts; 1986. 332 pp., $14.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.) Gnosticism was a heresy which appeared in the early church and against which the church had a long and bitter struggle…

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The NIV (The Making of a Contemporary Translation), Kenneth L. Barker, Editor; Grand Rapids, Michigan, Zondervan Publishing Co. (Academic Books); 177 pp. (paper). [Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema] This little book is a memorial volume, written in memory of the late Dr. Edwin H. Palmer, who was executive secretary of…

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A Stranger in a Strange Land, Leonora Scholte; Neerlandia, Alberta, Canada, Inheritance Publications, 120 pp. (paper); price—US $5.95. [Reviewed by Gertrude Hoeksema] This book tells the story of the Dutch settlement in Pella, Iowa, under the leadership of the Reverend Henry Scholte. Written by Scholte’s daughter-in-law, the story gives the…

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Applying The Scriptures (Papers from ICBI Summit III); Kenneth S. Kantzer, ed.; Grand Rapids, MI, Zondervan Publishing House (Academic Books; 514 pp., paper, $17.95. [Reviewed by Prof. H. C. Hoeksema] This is a very interesting book. It contains the papers (and responses) from the International Council of Biblical Inerrancy Summit…

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UNHOLY HANDS ON THE BIBLE, Volume I (An Introduction to Textual Criticism, Including the Complete Works of John W. Burgon, Dean of Chichester), by John W. Burgon and Jay I! Green, Sr. Lafayette, IN: Sovereign Grace Trust Fund, 1990. Pages vii-H-12, plus index of biblical texts. Hardcover. $24.95. (Reviewed by…

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CONTENDING IDEOLOGIES IN SOUTH AFRICA, edited by James Leatt, Theo Knefel and Klaus Nurnberger; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1986; 318 pp., $10.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.) This book is an effort to explain the deep racial conflicts in South Africa from the viewpoint of the many ideologies which…

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BORN AGAIN: A BIBLICAL AND THEOLOGICAL STUDY OF REGENERATION, by Peter Toon; Baker Book House, 1987; 206 pp., $8.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.) Peter Toon, pastor of an Anglican congregation in England, has written on other theological subjects. In fact, this book is not the first he has…

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TWO HUNDRED YEARS OF THEOLOGY: REPORT OF A PERSONAL JOURNEY, by Hendrikus Berkhof. Translated by John Vriend. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1989, pp. i-316. Hardcover, $24.95. (Reviewed by the editor.) Two Hundred Years is a survey and analysis of Protestant theological thought from the 18th century to the…

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WILLIAM III AND THE REVOLUTION OF 1688 & GUSTAVUS ADOLPHUS II ELECTED KING OF SWEDEN OF THE GOTHS AND VANDALS, two essays by Marjorie Bowen; Inheritance Publications, Box 154 Neerlandia, Alberta, Canada, 1988; 144 pp., paper. (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko.) 1988, the year this book was published, was the…

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CALVINISM IN HISTORY, by N.S. McFetridge. Published by and available from Still Waters Revival Books, 12810 126th St., Edmonton, AB, Canada T5Y 0Y1. 120 pages, $7.95 US/$9.50 Can. Paperback. (Reviewed by the Editor.) Still Waters Revival Books is a publisher of Calvinistic books in Canada, newly sprung up. An earlier…

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EVERYTHING IS POLITICS BUT POLITICS IS NOT EVERYTHING, A Theological Perspective on Faith and Politics, by H.M. Kuitert (translated by John Bowden); Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1986; 183 pp., $8.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) This is a very strange book. It is strange, first of all, because…

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CHRISTIAN AND REFORMED TODAY, by John Bolt; Paideia Press, 1984; 158 pp., ($6.95 ($8.95 Can.) paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko). If anyone is in any doubt that the Association for the Advancement of Christian Studies (AACS) and the Institute of Christian Studies (ICS) have maintained their doctrinal and philosophical…

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Portraits of Bible Men (Second Series); Portraits of Bible Men (Third Series), George Matheson; Grand Rapids, MI, Kregel Publications; 361 pp., 376 pp.. respectively; $8.95, paper. [Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema] Warren W. Wiersbe in a Foreword writes the following about the author: “George Matheson was blind, but with the…

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THE NEW CENTURY BIBLE COMMENTARY, I & II Thessalonians, by Howard Marshall; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1983; 340 pp., $6.95. (Paper) (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) This new set of commentaries, edited by Ronald E. Clements (Old Testament) and Matthew Black (New Testament) has added this volume to its…

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Lori, Gertrude Hoeksema; Reformed Free Publishing Association, Grand Rapids, MI, 153 pp. (paper) $6.95. [Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema] Truth is stranger than fiction, it is sometimes said. This true story of the conversion of a deaf-mute and mentally impaired girl is certainly a confirmation of that maxim. If some…

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The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Volume 6, Frank E. Gaebelein, General Editor; Grand Rapids, Michigan, Zondervan Publishing Co., Cloth, $30.95, 1088 pp. [reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema] This is a volume of an attractively published set from Zondervan’s Regency Reference Library. The set, when completed, will consist of twelve large volumes,…

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THE FOURTH DAY, Howard J. Van Till; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich.; 286 pp., $9.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema) The publisher’s blurb makes some big claims for this book by a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Calvin College. It states: In this comprehensive and…

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WHAT’S GOOD ABOUT THE GOOD NEWS?, Neal Punt; Northlands Press, P.O. Box 42756, Chicago, Illinois 60642. Available by direct mail at the price of $5.95 plus $1.00 for shipping. 142 pages, paper. (Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema) There is nothing basically new in this book in comparison with Punt’s earlier…

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Toward Rediscovering The Old Testament, Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.; Grand Rapids, Mich., Zondervan Publishing House; 250 pp. (hard cover), $17.95 [reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema] This is, as far as its purpose is concerned, a book after my heart. The title presupposes that the Old Testament has been lost. The…

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GOD’S EVERLASTING COVENANT OF GRACE, by Herman Hanko (Reformed Free Publishing Association, 236 pp.; $9.95, paper). Reviewed by the Editor. This is a book to be read for pleasure and profit. This covenant theologian, professor of theology at the Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary, gives us a thorough exposition of the…

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SING ABOUT IT, Volume One, S. Vander Ploeg; Steinco Industries, LTD; distributed by Inheritance Publications, P.O. Box. 145, Neerlandia, Alberta, Canada TOG 1RO; $7.95 Can./$6.95 U.S., paper. (Reviewed by Gertrude Hoeksema) This is a ring-bound song book, with illustrations, of twenty-one Biblical songs for children. The book includes such titles…

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REDEMPTIVE HISTORY AND BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION, The Shorter Writings of Gerhardus Vos; edited by Richard B. Gaffin, Jr.; Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company, 1980; 559 pp., $17.50. (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) This book is an important publishing venture on the part of Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing, for it makes available…

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STUDIES IN THE BOOK OF GENESIS, by Robert C. Harbach; Privately published by Grandville Protestant Reformed Church, 1987; 934 pp., $21.00. (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) In my Seminary days I studied with Rev. Harbach under the instruction of Revs. Hoeksema and Ophoff. Over the years in the ministry he…

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THE BIBLE VERSUS MILLENNIAL TEACHINGS: AN EXEGETICAL CRITIQUE, by George C. Lubbers; published by the author, 1989; available by mail from the author at 2074 Cranbrook Dr. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505; 424 pages; paper; $13.95 plus $1.00 for postage (Reviewed by the Editor) The Bible Vs. Millennial Teachings: An…

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CALVIN: GENEVA AND THE REFORMATION, by Ronald S. Wallace; Baker Book House, 1988; pp. viii-310 (cloth). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) Ronald Wallace is Professor Emeritus of Columbia Theological Seminary in Georgia. He now lives in Edinburgh, Scotland where he also earned a Ph.D. in Divinity. He is a Calvin…

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THE INCARNATION, by Gordon H. Clark; The Trinity Foundation, 1988; 91 pp. plus appendixes; $8.95 (Reviewed by the Editor) This is a disturbing, and even distressing, book. Gordon H. Clark, renowned champion of Presbyterian orthodoxy, challenges the church’s traditional and creedal doctrine of the incarnation, that Jesus is one person…

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AN ANTIDOTE AGAINST ARMINIANISM, by Christopher Ness; Still Waters Revival Books, 1988; 126 pp.; $6.95. Available by mail from Still Waters Revival Books, 12810-126 St., Edmonton, AB, Canada T5L OY1 (Reviewed by the Editor). This is the most recent reprint of the vigorous refutation of the five points of Arminianism…

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COMMENTARY ON ROMANS, by Robert Haldane. Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 1988. pp. 1-668. $21.95 (paper) (Reviewed by Prof. R. D. Decker) Robert Haldane (1764-1842) spent the first half of his ministry in Scotland where several congregational churches were established as a fruit of his preaching. In 1816 at the age…

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THE EPISTLES TO THE COLOSSIANS, PHILEMON AND EPHESIANS (New International Commentary), F.F. Bruce; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1984; 442 pp., $18.95. (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) The New International Commentary Series is different from other series because the volumes of the set are periodically rewritten. The original volume on…

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ISAIAH 40-55: SERVANT THEOLOGY, by George A.F. Knight; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publ. Co., Grand Rapids, MI, ISBN 0-8028-1039-X, 204 pp., paper $9.95. (Reviewed by Prof. H.C. Hoeksema) This is one of a series, the International Theological Commentary, currently being published by Eerdmans. The author, a New Zealander, is also co-editor…

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THE TRANSLATORS TO THE READER, the Preface to the Authorized Version; published by Covenanter Press, P.O. Box 48, Strathpine North, Australia, 4500; 38 pp., $2.95 (paper). (Reviewed by Prof. H. Hanko) This book has been made available to the public because, as the publishers state in the Introduction: “The Preface…

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GOOD FRIDAY, by Jeremias De Decker; translated from the Dutch by Henrietta Ten Harmsel; Paideia Press, Jordan Station, Ontario, Canada, 1984; 147 pp. $7.95 ($9.95 Canada) (paper). (Reviewed by Gertrude Hoeksema) From September, 1982, to February, 1983, Miss Ten Harmsel took a leave of absence from teaching at Calvin College…

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DYNAMICS IN PASTORING, Jacob Firet; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan. 319 pp. (cloth) $24.95. (Reviewed by Prof. R.D. Decker) This book was originally published in 1968 as a doctoral dissertation. It has gone through five printings since then and is required reading in a number of theological…

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EXPLORING CHURCH GROWTH, Wilbert R. Shenk, ed.; Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich. 312 pp. (paper) $10.95 (Reviewed by Prof. R.D. Decker) The Church Growth movement, which has had a tremendous impact upon the field of missions, has its origin in the School of World Mission, Fuller Theological…

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