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Just Mercy

Every once in a while, a book comes along that makes you think and even changes the way you have previously looked upon a subject.  “Just Mercy” is such a book. This is the true story of a young lawyer’s fight for justice on behalf of many on death row.  The author, Bryan Stevenson, battles […]

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Gottschalk Servant of God

Gottschalk Servant of God  by Connie L. Meyer. Reformed Free Publishing Association, 2015. Hardcover, 147 pages. Author’s Purpose: Gottschalk, Servant of God, is the story of one monk living in the Dark Ages and his stand for the truth no matter the cost. Gottschalk’s study of predestination produced an opposing view on election and reprobation […]

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Just Dad

Just Dad: Stories of Herman Hoeksema, by Lois Kregel. Jenison, Michigan: RFPA, 2014. Paper, 144 pages, $9.95. [Reviewed by Monica Koole] Is this not true of most children? No matter what occupation their father holds, they see him as Just Dad. I love this chosen book title for it is exactly what Mrs. Kregel goes […]

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The Fourth Man – A Story of the Afscheiding

The Fourth Man, written by P. S. Kuiper and translated by Rev. Cornelius Hanko, tells the story of the Afscheiding in the Netherlands. Afscheiding is the Dutch word for “separation.” In this tale we are given the story of a separation from the state church from the perspective of different families in the Netherlands. Overall […]

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Tell the Truth

Tell the Truth: The Whole Gospel to the Whole Person by Whole People by Will Metzger. Intervarsity Press, 2002; 259 pages In Matthew 5 Christ calls the church to go into the world and “teach all nations.” As members of this church, it is our personal calling to witness to others, but it is easy […]

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The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert: An English Professor’s Journey Into the Christian Faith Rosaria Champagne Butterfield; (2012) Crown and Covenant, paper, $10.99, 153 pp. ISBN 1884527388. Reviewed by Matthew Kortus.     “What would you do if a homosexual entered our worship service?” This question was posed to the author of this book […]

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Boy Meets Girl (Say Hello to Courtship)

Boy Meets Girl  (Say Hello to Courtship), 2nd ed. by Joshua Harris.  Multnomah Books, 2005.  Paperback,  247 pp.  ISBN 1-57673-709-8. £9  (15$ US).   When Josh Harris got his first book entitled I Kissed Dating Goodbye published at the amazingly young age of twenty-one , it became clear from the response he received ( it […]

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Out of the Saltshaker

Out of the Saltshaker, by Rebecca Manley Pippert. Leicester, England: Inter- Varsity Press, 2004. Paperback, 291 pp.  ISBN 0-85111-646-9  I thought I would read this as background to the British Reformed Fellowship conference to be held at Bangor, Northern Ireland in late July of 2012, which was on the theme “Ye shall be my witnesses,” […]

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The Pursuit of Holiness

The Pursuit of Holiness By Jerry Bridges God’s attributes often are given consideration by us when they are answers to a catechism question or when one is considering the deep doctrines of who God is. But have you taken time to consider what an attribute of God means to you as a child of God?  […]

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Crazy Love

Crazy Love Book Review   I begin this review with a bit of trepidation, because after stalling and procrastinating for weeks on end, I still can’t decide if I’m going to recommend that you read this book.  Crazy Love was (and still is) a conundrum to me.   Our summer book club chose Crazy Love, […]

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