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December 17, 2015

The Thunder: A Novel on John Knox

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Book Description

John Knox, the Thundering Scot, lives a life of adventure and danger in turbulent, corrupt sixteenth-century Scotland. Finding himself a wanted man, Knox is besieged in a castle by French soldiers, seized, and made a galley slave. Yet he is unflinching in his stand for the gospel, even in the face of assassins and death, and even when his fiery preaching makes him an enemy of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Told from the perspective of a young student resolved to protect Knox no matter the cost, Douglas Bond’s thrilling biographical novel provides a look at the harrowing life story of a giant of the faith. Discover the fascinating story of a timid man transformed by the grace and power of the gospel into one of the most influential figures in Scottish history. [From the back cover]

Douglas Bond

Douglas Bond

About the Author

Douglas Bond is the author of a number of books of historical fiction and biography. He and his wife have two daughters and four sons. Bond is an elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, a teacher, a conference speaker, and a leader of church history tours. Visit his website at http://www.bondbooks.net.

Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
Publication Date: 2012
ISBN: 978-1-59638-214-5

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December 16, 2015

John Knox and the Reformation

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Book Description

Commemorating the 500th anniversary of the birth of John Knox, this little book will encourage readers to not only remember the man but also consider the outcome of his life and imitate his faith.

Table of Contents

Publisher’s Preface
John Knox Timeline
Remembering the Reformation
John Knox: The Founder of Puritanism
John Knox and “the Battle

D Martyn Lloyd-Jones

D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)

About the Authors

David Martyn Lloyd-Jones was born in Cardiff and raised in Llangeitho, Ceredigion, Wales. Educated at Tregaron County Intermediate School and then in London at Marylebone Grammar School between 1914 and 1917, he went to St Bartholomew’s Hospital as a medical student. He then worked as Chief Clinical Assistant to the Royal Physician, Sir Thomas Horder.

After sensing a call to preach, in 1927 Lloyd-Jones returned to Wales – having married Bethan Phillips (with whom he later had two children, Elizabeth and Ann) – as minister at the Bethlehem Forward Movement Church (known as ‘Sandfields’) in Aberavon (Port Talbot).

After eleven years at Sandfields, he was called in 1939 to be associate pastor of Westminster Chapel, London, working alongside G. Campbell Morgan. During the same year, he became the president of the Inter-Varsity Fellowship of Students (known today as the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship (UK)). In 1943 Campbell Morgan retired, leaving Lloyd-Jones as the sole Pastor of Westminster Chapel, a position he was to hold for the next 25 years.

After retiring from Westminster Chapel in 1968, due to illness, for the rest of his life ‘the Doctor’ concentrated on editing his sermons for publication, counselling other ministers, answering letters and attending conferences. He preached for the last time on June 8, 1980, at Barcombe Baptist Chapel. He died peacefully in his sleep at Ealing on March 1, 1981, and was buried at Newcastle Emlyn, near Cardigan, west Wales.

[See Iain H. Murray’s 2-volume biography D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones: The First Forty Years 1899-1939 and The Fight of Faith 1939-1981; also his The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones 1899-1981.]

Iain Murray

Iain Murray

Iain Hamish Murray, born in Lancashire, England, in 1931, was educated at Wallasey Grammar School and King William’s College in the Isle of Man (1945-49). He was converted in 1949 through the ministry at Hildenborough Hall, Tom and Jean Rees’ Christian conference centre in Kent. It was at Hildenborough later that same year that he first met Jean Ann Walters, who was to become his wife (they married in Edgeware on April 23, 1955).

After service with the Cameronians in Singapore and Malaya, he read Philosophy and History at the University of Durham with a view to the ministry of the English Presbyterian Church (his parents’ denomination). It was at Durham that he began to read the Puritans, whose writings were to become a lifelong passion. After a year of private study, he assisted Sidney Norton at St John’s Free Church, Oxford, in 1955–56, and it was here that The Banner of Truth magazine was launched, with Murray as its first editor.

From 1956 he was for three years assistant to Dr Lloyd-Jones at Westminster Chapel and there, with the late Jack Cullum, founded the Banner of Truth Trust in 1957. He left Westminster in 1961 for a nine-year pastorate at Grove Chapel, Camberwell. With the world-wide expansion of the Trust, Iain Murray became engaged full-time in its ministry from 1969 until 1981 when he responded to a call from St Giles Presbyterian Church, Sydney, Australia. Now based again in the UK, he and Jean live in Edinburgh. He has written many titles published by the Trust, in whose work he remains active. He is still writing.

Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Banner of Truth Trust
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 9781848711143

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December 13, 2015

Anselm of Canterbury (Christian Biographies for Young Readers)

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Book Description

While he would have preferred the simple, quiet life of the monastery—teaching, reading, thinking, and writing about God—Anselm of Canterbury spent much of his life dealing with powerful kings, consulting with popes, and serving reluctantly as archbishop of Canterbury. Through Anselm’s story, Simonetta Carr teaches what life was like in medieval Western Europe. Young readers will learn of the tempestuous relationship between church and state during this era and the significance of Anselm’s writings about why God became man and the relationship between faith and reason.

Table of Contents:
Introduction

A Boy with a Dream
From Student to Teacher
The Will of a King
First Trip to Rome
New King, Old Troubles
Last Peaceful Years
Time Line

Did You Know?

Series Description

The Christian Biographies for Young Readers introduces children to important people in the Christian tradition. Parents and school teachers alike will welcome the excellent educational value it provides for students, while the quality of the publication and the artwork make each volume a keepsake for generations to come. Furthermore, the books in the series go beyond the simple story of someone’s life by teaching young readers the historical and theological relevance of each character.

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Simonetta Carr

About the Author

Simonetta Carr was born in Italy and has lived and worked in different cultures. A former elementary school teacher, she has home-schooled her eight children for many years. She has written for newspapers and magazines around the world and has translated the works of several Christian authors into Italian. Presently, she lives in San Diego with her husband, Thomas, and family. She is a member and Sunday school teacher at Christ United Reformed Church.

Matt-AbraxasIllustrator

Matt Abraxas has traveled from California to France, studying different approaches to art. He enjoys creating and teaching art and currently exhibits his work at the SmithKlein Gallery in Boulder, Colorado. Matt lives with his wife, Rebecca, and two sons, Zorba and Rainer, in Lafayette, Colorado.

Source: Reformation Heritage Books

Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Publication Date(s):
ISBN: 9781601782410

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November 5, 2015

B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture Series (Anthology CD)

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CD Description

Throughout the history of the Church, the great doctrines of the faith were forged in the fires of debate as in Pelagius & Augustine, Luther & Erasmus, Calvin & Eck, and Whitefield & Wesley. The goal of this debate and lecture series is to promote the exchange and examination of the great historic doctrines of the Church; foster a corporate sense of the relevance of the Christian faith and Reformed theology to our culture; and challenge the individual believer to connect with the historic Christian faith and the Church.

Messages from the B.B. Warfield Memorial Lecture series feature the following topics:

Pentecost and the Work of the Holy Spirit Today by Richard Gaffin
Spurgeon, Lloyd-Jones, and Edwards by Iain Murray
Revival and Revivalism by Iain Murray
A Biblical Theology of Worship by Daniel Block
Unsought Gifts: Christian Suffering by Mark Talbot
Will the Church go through the End-Time Tribulation? by Gregory Beale
John Calvin and the Protestant Reformation by Carl Trueman
The Christian, His Witness, and Defending the Faith by Scott Oliphint

33 MP3 messages on 1 CD

CD Details:

SKU: M-BBWA
Publisher: Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
Publish Date: 2015
33 MP3 messages on 1 CDs

Source: Reformed Resources

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October 1, 2015

Luther on the Christian Life: Cross and Freedom (Theologians on the Christian Life)

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Book Description

Martin Luther’s historical significance can hardly be overstated. Known as the father of the Protestant Reformation, no single figure has had a greater impact on Western Christianity except perhaps Augustine. In Luther on the Christian Life, historian Carl Trueman introduces readers to the lively Reformer, taking them on a tour of his historical context, theological system, and approach to the Christian life. Whether exploring Luther’s theology of protest, ever-present sense of humor, or misunderstood view of sanctification, this addition to Crossway’s Theologians on the Christian Life series highlights the ways in which Luther’s eventful life shaped his understanding of what it means to be a Christian. Ultimately, this book will help modern readers go deeper in their spiritual walk by learning from one of the great teachers of the faith.

Dr. Carl Trueman

Dr. Carl Trueman

About the Author

Carl R. Trueman (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is the Paul Woolley Professor of Church History at Westminster Theological Seminary and pastor of Cornerstone Presbyterian Church (OPC) in Ambler, Pennsylvania. He was editor of Themelios for nine years, has authored or edited more than a dozen books, and has contributed to multiple publications including the Dictionary of Historical Theology and The Cambridge Companion to Reformation Theology.

Book Details

224 Pages
Publisher: Crossway/Good News Publishers
Publication Date: February 2015

Source: WTS Books

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August 14, 2015

Against the Tide: The Valor of Margaret Wilson (Chosen Daughters)

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Seventeenth-century Scotland is a place of cruel intolerance for the Covenanters, a people bound together by their loyal faith. A young, earnest Covenanter, Margaret Wilson finds her pledged loyalty to Christ and his covenant in opposition to King Charles II’s demands for her absolute obedience. Will Margaret choose to defy the authorities? Or will devotion to her family, love for her sweetheart, and hopes for future happiness ruler her heart?

The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God’s grace accomplish extraordinary things.

Hope Irvin MarstonAbout the Author

Hope Irvin Marston is a retired junior-high school librarian and the author of more than two dozen children’s books, including the My Little Book series of animal stories and the award-winning Isaac Johnson: From Slave to Stonecutter. Picture books, photographic essays, and junior biography are her forte.

Source: P&R Publishing

Book Details

Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
ISBN 13: 9781596380615

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August 11, 2015

Dr. Oma: The Healing Wisdom of Countess Juliana Von Stolberg (Chosen Daughters)

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Juliana von Stolberg (1506 – 1580), the Queen Mother of the Netherlands, is cherished by the Dutch people as a wise and gifted healer. Juliana gains an able apprentice when her granddaughter Maria comes to live with her. Will Maria learn to put her trust in God while her father, the courageous William of Orange, fights to free Holland from Spanish rule? Will one woman’s belief save the Netherlands and change the world?

The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God’s grace accomplish extraordinary things.

ethel herrAbout the Author

Ethel Herr is a writer, teacher, historian, and author of the Reformation fiction books known as the Seeker Series. She is an active member of the Institute for Historical Studies and teaches seminars on writing and research.

Source: P&R Publishing

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August 10, 2015

Wings Like a Dove: The Courage of Queen Jeanne D’Albret (Chosen Daughters)

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Jeanne d’Albret, born in 1528, is the only daughter of the King and Queen of Navarre. Standing with her beloved Huguenots, Jeanne steps onto the battlefield of history during the tumultuous years of the Reformation (1517–1559). As deadly political events swirl around her tiny Kingdom of Navarre, Queen Jeanne is forced to choose: Will she hide the fleeing Huguenots under the very nose of Catherine de Médicis’s henchmen or save her own life?

The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God’s grace accomplish extraordinary things.

Christine Farenhorst

Christine Farenhorst

About the Author

Christine Farenhorst, author and poet, has written Amazing Stories from Times Past, The Great Escape, Wings like a Dove, and Before My Mother’s Womb. Christine and her husband, Anco, have five children, nineteen grandchildren, a dog, and ten chickens.

Source: P&R Publishing

Book Details

Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
ISBN 10: 087552642X
ISBN 13: 9780875526423

Source: WTS Books

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August 8, 2015

A Cup of Cold Water: The Compassion of Nurse Edith Cavell (Chosen Daughters)

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“The secret password is yorc,” the princess whispered. Edith longed for her girlhood in England, when her secrets had been kept safe by her dog Reddie. But now in God’s timing, Edith is director of a nursing school in Belgium. Caught in the turmoil of World War I, Edith finds herself surrounded by enemy spies. As a nurse protected by the Red Cross, will Edith turn her back on the Allied soldiers who desperately need her help?

The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God’s grace accomplish extraordinary things.

Christine Farenhorst

Christine Farenhorst

About the Author

Christine Farenhorst, author and poet, has written Amazing Stories from Times Past, The Great Escape, Wings like a Dove, and Before My Mother’s Womb. Christine and her husband, Anco, have five children, nineteen grandchildren, a dog, and ten chickens.

Book Details
Publisher: P&R Publishing Company
ISBN 13: 9781596380264

Source: WTS Books

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June 29, 2015

Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert

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Publisher’s Description

Conversion put me in a complicated and comprehensive chaos. I sometimes wonder, when I hear other Christians pray for the salvation of the “lost,” if they realize that this comprehensive chaos is the desired end of such prayers…. Sometimes in crisis, we don’t really learn lessons. Sometimes the result is simpler and more profound: sometimes our character is simply transformed.
– Rosaria

Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department’s curriculum.

Then, in her late 30s, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down—the idea that Christianity, a religion she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was. That idea seemed to fly in the face of the people and causes that she most loved. What follows is a story of what she describes as a train wreck at the hand of the supernatural. These are her secret thoughts about those events, written as only a reflective English professor could.

Includes a Foreword by Kenneth G. Smith

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

Rosaria Champagne Butterfield

About the Author

Rosaria and her husband, Kent, live in North Carolina with three of their four children, where Kent serves as a pastor in a Reformed Presbyterian church.

Book Details

154 Pages
Publisher: Crown and Covenant Publications
Publication Date: 2012

Source: WTS Books

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