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Written by F. Pronk
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A medley of books have been waiting to be reviewed. Some are intended for study material; others are for personal enrichment and leisure reading. All of them represent a traditional Reformed Christian perspective.

1892-1992: Lessons for Today? by Rev. C.A. Schouls; may be obtained from the Publications Committee of the Free Reformed Churches, 145 St. George Street, St. Thomas, ON N5P 2M3, 1992. Cost is $1.00.

In the ÒintroductionÓ the author asks: ÒThe Free Reformed Church of North America is one of the smallest Reformed denominations of Dutch descent on this continentÉWhy has this small denomination continued to exist separately from some of the larger ones?Ó The answer is to be found in this little 40-page booklet, originally delivered as a speech. Everyone who is interested in history, especially every Free Reformed member needs to own a copy to understand their roots.

The Belgic Confession and the Biblical Basis by Lepusculus Vallensis; published by Inheritance Publications, Box 154, Neerlandia, Alberta, T0G 1R0, Canada and Inheritance Publications, 8085 Kraft Ave. S.E., Caledonia, Michigan 49316, 1993; 256 pp. Cost is 17.95 Cdn and $15.90 U.S., paperback.

The contents of this book is the text of the Belgic Confession of 1563 with proof texts from Scripture and explanatory notes taken from the Dutch ÒStates BibleÓ as published by the authority of the Synod of Dort (1618-1619). This is a translation and was first published in Dutch in 1637 and included Ònew explanations of difficult passages and annotations to comparative texts.Ó Although I checked only a few references for accuracy, this book should be a helpful guide for studying a creed which is held dear by all who wish to be Reformed in the classic sense of the word. This reference guide allows us to refer to Scripture, the source of the Belgic Confession. The Scripture quotations are from the English King James Version.

I Will Maintain, William and Marty Trilogy, Volume 1, by Marjorie Bowen; published by Inheritance Publications, Box 154, Neerlandia, Alberta, T0G 1R0, Canada and Inheritance Publications, 8085 Kraft Ave. S.E., Caledonia, Michigan 49316, 1993; 383 pp. Cost is $17.95 Cdn and $15.90 U.S., paperback

This is the first volume of a three part series of historical novels based on the life of William, Prince of Orange, Stadtholder of the United Netherlands, who became William III, king of England (1650-1702), and his wife Mary. The author is well-known for her well-researched fiction based on the lives of famous historical characters. The religious convictions of the main characters are portrayed with authenticity and integrity. This book is sure to enrich oneÕs understanding of Protestant Holland and will hold the reader spell-bound.

Tekko and the White Man by Alie Vogelaar; published by Inheritance Publications, Box 154, Neerlandia, Alberta, T0G 1R0, Canada and Inheritance Publications, 8085 Kraft Ave. S.E., Caledonia, Michigan 49316, 1993; 256 pp. Cost is $7.95 Cdn. and $6.90 U.S., paperback.

Suitable for children ages 8 and up this exciting missionary story will hold them spell-bound, while teaching them how missionaries bring the Gospel to those who are held captive by the fear of superstition and the misery of diseases.

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