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Expounding God’s Word, by Alan M. Stibbs. Published by Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich. This little book of 112 pages is a homiletical-hermeneutical treatise, that is, it evidently aims at teaching how to prepare sermons by expounding the Scriptures as the Word of God. In an introductory chapter, that author writes: “The immediate aim of this volume is to indicate and illustrate some principles and methods of biblical exposition. Its ultimate aim is to encourage readers themselves to become diligent and effective workers in the same field of ministry.” I may say, in general, that this book serves this...

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Christelijke Encyclopedie (Christian Encyclopedia). Second Edition. Edited by Drs. F.W. Grosheide and G.P. Van Itterzon. Price f 29.5o per vol.  Of this work we received two volumes. It stands to reason that we cannot be expected to read through a work of this nature, and we did not. Nevertheless we perused these two volumes and read several articles in detail rather carefully. Our conclusion is that this is a very good work, indeed. It is rich in information, its viewpoint: is Christian and I may even say that, on the whole, is Calvinistic. 

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Anneke Jans, by P.J. Risseeuw. Published by J.H. Kok, Kampen, the Netherlands. Price f 7.90.  This is a romance about life of the Dutch settlers in New York which was, at that time, the seventeenth century, still called Nieuw Amsterdam. The author concentrates what may be called a historical novel around the life of Anneke Jans, whose life was characterized by many conflicting experiences. It is in connection with her life that the history and experiences of the early Dutch settlers in New York are described. 

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