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A Hearer of God’s Word: Ten Ways to Listen to Sermons Better Brian G. Najapfour. Grandville, MI: Reformed Fellowship, Inc., 2019. Paperback. 100 pages. This book is a great resource for churches. It’s short and sweet, and could be easily read in an hour on a Sunday afternoon—or a short chapter could be read each […]

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INHERITANCE PRESERVED by W. W. J. VanOene, 280 pp.; Premier Printing Ltd., Winnipeg, 1975. Reviewed by Rev. Jelle Tuininga. The sub-title of this book is: The Canadian Reformed Churches in Historical Perspective. It was written by W. W. J. VanOene, a minister of the Fergus Guelph, Ontario church, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of […]

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IN SEARCH OF GOD‘S IDEAL WOMAN, by Dorothy R. Pape; Inter Varsity Press, 1976; 361 pp., $4.95. Review by Rev. Jelle Tuininga of Smithers, B.C. The sub-title of the book is: A Personal examination of the New Testament. That is not entirely accurate, for tho book contains a great deal of biographical material and historical […]

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THE EVANGELICAL FAITH by Helmut Thielieke. William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich., 1974. 420 pages. Price $10.95. Reviewed by Rev. Harry L. Downs, Pastor of Dresden Christian Reformed Church, Dresden, Ontario, Canada. This book, a Prolegomena of Introduction to Theology, is meant to be the first of a three-volume dogmatics written by the German […]

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A SPIRITUAL AUTOBIOGRAPHY by William Barclay. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Mich. 1975. 122 pp., $5.95 Reviewed by Rev. Jerome Julien, pastor of the First Christian Reformed Church of Pella, Iowa. I am glad that I have had an opportunity to road this little volume. I am glad for several reasons. First, it […]

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SPRINGBOARDS FOR DISCUSSION (No.2) by John H. Bratt. Published by Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Mich., 1974. Reviewed by Rev. Robert Broekema, pastor of Christian Reformed Church of Rudyard, Michigan. Dr. John Bratt has long served the Reformed faith with distinction. Until his recent retirement he served for some thirty years as professor and chairman of […]

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DAILY MANNA CALENDAR FOR 1977; Rev. Tim Momma, Editor; Nelson‘s Christian Bookstore, 2007 Eastern Ave., S.E., Grand Rapids, Mich. 49507; $4.95. Over the years we have grown accustomed to find tightly-packed on every page of Daily Manna Calendar an instructive and devotional message day after day. As it were in capsule form, these meditations have […]

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THE NEW INTERNATIONAL DICTIONARY OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, J. D. Douglas, General Editor. 1074 pages. $24.95. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Reviewed by John Vander Ploeg. Packed with information, this 1074-page dictionary of one million words, including contributions by 180 scholars, with Dr. J. D. Douglas of Scotland as general editor, places a bonanza […]

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MANY INFALLIBLE PROOFS by Henry M. Morris. Creation Life Publishers, San Diego, California, 1974. $6.95. Reviewed by Rev. Nicholas De Vries, Ripon, California. The author – He is identified as “Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. Director: institute for Creation Research, and Professor of Apologetics at Christian Heritage College.” He is further designated in the “Foreword” by […]

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GREAT PULPIT MASTERS. CHARLES H. SPURGEON, introduction by Andrew W. Blackwood. Baker, Grand Rapids, Mich. 1949, reprinted 1972. 256 pp., paper. DWIGHT L. MOODY, introduction by Charles R. Erdman. Baker, Grand Rapids, Mich. 1949, reprinted 1972. 256 pp., paper. R. A. TORREY, introduction by William Culbertson. Baker, Grand Rapids, Mich. 1950, reprinted 1972. 256 pp., paper. […]

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