Church History

In Their Own Words: The Testimonies of Martin Luther, John Calvin, John Knox, and John Bunyan by David B. Calhoun

I was introduced to the writings of David B. Calhoun when he published his book with Banner of Truth, Knowing God and Ourselves: Reading Calvin’s Institutes Devotionally. I enjoyed that book immensely, and this book is just as good. In Calhoun’s latest book, In Their...

John Knox and the Reformation – Iain Murray and Martyn Lloyd Jones

“The fact is that you simply cannot understand the history of Scotland unless you know something about the Protestant Reformation. It is the key to the understanding of the history of your great country in the last four hundred years.” So said, Martyn Lloyd-Jones in...

Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography

Herman Selderhuis, professor of church history at the Theological University Apeldoorn needs little introduction. His book, John Calvin: A Pilgrim’s Life was warmly received by many as he unpacked the Reformer’s life and legacy. Now the author makes his contribution...
A Review of “Warfield on the Christian Life” by Fred Zaspel

A Review of “Warfield on the Christian Life” by Fred Zaspel

B.B. Warfield, the great Princeton theologian of the 19th century, has sometimes been hailed as a scholastic theologian. A scholar interested purely in the academics of dogmatics, not the kind of theologian you would consult on matters of the Christian life. Perhaps...

Church History for Modern Ministry by Dayton Hartman

Church History for Modern Ministry by Dayton Hartman

Outside of the handful of folks that love spending their free time cracking open a biography of a famous President or reading about various culture movements of previous centuries, it is probably safe to say most people find studying history, especially for “fun,” a...

God’s Glory Alone: The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith And Life

God’s Glory Alone: The Majestic Heart of Christian Faith And Life

To the Christian, seeking God’s glory is not optional but mandatory. Few groups of Christians articulated a vision of God’s glory alone better than the Reformers and following them the Puritans. Today we live in a world where people are seeking their own glory through...

The Daring Mission of William Tyndale

The Daring Mission of William Tyndale

William Tyndale is a figure many Christians likely have never heard of. His influence is felt the world over today through his translation work on the Bible. The sixteenth century English Reformer William Tyndale was an author, theologian, and linguistic genius who...

To The Ends Of The Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision And Legacy

To The Ends Of The Earth: Calvin’s Missional Vision And Legacy

Throughout the years the idea has been advanced that Calvinism is against evangelism and missionary efforts. This statement is not only not true it has no bearing throughout the history of Reformed thought and practice. Calvinist missionaries and evangelists have gone...

Christian Biographies for Young Readers: Jonathan Edwards

Christian Biographies for Young Readers: Jonathan Edwards

I humbly admit I am excited when I heard word that Simonetta Carr is going to publish another entry into her Christian Biographies for Young Readers series. Having read several installments in this series, the excitement truly exploded when it was announced she had...

Know the Creeds and Councils

Know the Creeds and Councils

Understanding the history of the Church is an important element of the faith. Digging into the past, while for many is often viewed in a negative light as being dull and boring especially when it comes to reading about church councils and creeds, is nonetheless vital....

Review of Jonathan Edwards by Simonetta Carr

Review of Jonathan Edwards by Simonetta Carr

Simonetta Carr, Jonathan Edwards in the Christian Biographies for Young Readers series. Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2014. Hbk, 64 pgs. With fascinating stories, colorful illustrations, and engaging style, Simonetta Carr presents the life of Jonathan...