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  • Dordrecht Bible Commentary| Nsmpress LLC

    Nsmpress The English Dort Version (EDV) with its Authorized Embedded Commentary in Six Volumes Johannes Bogerman, Willem Baudartius, Gerson Bucerus, Antonius Walaeus, Festus Hommius, Jacobus Rolandus, Hermannus Faukelius, Theodore Haak, et al. ​ ​ This historic and magisterial work from the Synod of Dort 1618 and the Westminster Assembly 1645 has shaped the hearts and minds of believers for centuries. Compiled and designed in detail for today, the 1657 English Dort Bible, with the Dort-ordered embedded commentary , is the most reliable translation and exposition of Scripture ever produced, and so continues to guide God's people on their pilgrim's path to the New Jerusalem. Each volume contains the Scriptures, commentary, introductions, outlines, maps, art galleries, illustrations and biographies of the contributors . . . Lots more on the history . . . The Torah sets the course for the History of Redemption. In the journeys of God’s people from Eden to the edge of the Promised Land, the Dort Scholars teach what we and our children desperately need to hear today. The Historical Books rehearse the unfolding of covenant history from the Conquest to the Return from Exile, pointing to the Son of David who will bear the curses of the covenant, earn its blessings and rule from his throne forever. ​ The Dort Scholars were well aware that one may well apprehend the facts of the covenant, but yet sense distance from divine favor. The Wisdom Literature speaks to the heart of Christ's Bride with new life in Covenant with God. The prophets were covenant messengers for Israel’s Sovereign God. Study big issues for life today such as the antithesis, the treatment of the marginalized in society, the essence of faithful worship, the problem of evil and the Day of the Lord. The Dort Scholars compel us to see how everything in Scripture is about Jesus. Study here how each inspired gospel writer testifies to the life on earth of the Son who shed hisblood for his own. And then in Acts, of the Savior's ongoing work through his body, the church. From holiness to worldview, pastoral guidance to combating heresy, problem-solving to vision-casting, comfort for the afflicted to affliction for the comfortable, living in the now and in the not-yet, reaching the lost to retaining the antithesis, Christian freedom to considerate abstinence. Buy Now - US Buy Now - UK Buy Now - CA Buy Now - AU Home About Us Catalog Bibles Videos MS Inquiries Contact More

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  • EDV Volumes I-II | Nsmpress LLC

    Holy Bible English Dort Version (EDV) 1657 Two Volumes ​ BulK Invoice Register Wholly Accurate! Forever True! ​ Here presented is the first-ever publication of the historic English Dort Version of Holy Scripture, without its running commentary. Introductions. fresh outlines and references included. In dignified Elizabethan English, here Scripture is translated with the highest degree of accuracy possible by men fully qualified and uncompromisingly committed to its infallible truth, the Whole Counsel of God. Without a doubt, the English Dort Version stands with the Genevan Bible and the King James Version on equal, perhaps greater, footing. The EDV is for the hearty student of the Bible. In other words, not for those with an appetite for drive-by translations or paraphrases of Scripture. Volume I covers Genesis – Psalms. Volume II: Proverbs - Revelation, While it is well-known that the Synod of Dordrecht (1618-1619) and the Westminster Assembly (1645), in the confessional documents each produced, are both solidly Reformed, the English Dort Bible is the only project produced in an historic partnership of both. Here discover the historical link between Presbyterian and Reformed believers. Here, Calvinists on both side of the Channel are joined at the hip in the publishing of God’s Word—all beginning in the Dutch city of Dordrecht. ​ Volume I: 8x10 Pp, 602 Soft-Cover Volume II: 8x10 Pp. 542 Soft-Cover ​ Available world-wide from our global and local distribution partners Buy Now - US Buy Now - CA Buy Now - UK Buy Now - AU Home About Us Catalog Bibles Videos MS Inquiries Contact More...

  • Norman1002| Nsmpress LLC

    Innocent as a Lamb ​ Christ's Atonement in Isaiah 53 Bruised for Our Iniquities In his intriguing Bible biography, Abraham: Faith’s Eye to the Future, Robert Norman writes that “Isaac eventually realized what would happen, and he was willing to go to his death . . .. Isaac could have overpowered his father, but he did not.” We know that the boy who was substituted for a lamb was spared. However, the truly innocent Lamb, Jesus Christ, not only submitted to his Father’s will, he was stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. As Christians we call this the substitutionary or vicarious atonement for sin by the shed blood. Without this essential truth, the entire edifice of Christianity collapses. There is absolutely nothing left. The sheep, lost forever. That said, in six chapters of practical meditations on Isaiah’s prophecy, Norman shows us how and why the silence and slaughter of the Lamb is essential to the believer’s only comfort in life and in death. The urgency of the message resounds throughout with an unwincing call to faith for those who have not yet truly heard the voice of the Good Shepherd. ​ Highly Recommended for Lent 2020 ​ 6x9 Pp. 118 Soft-Cover & E-Book Robert D. Norman was born in Welwyn, Garden City, England, and his family later moved to Inverness, Scotland. There, still a young man, he was drawn to faith in Christ. Having completed his studies at the Highland Theological College UHI, he is following God’s calling as a missionary in Dorohoi, Romania, where he proclaims the Word, disciples new Christians and cares for orphans. Check out his website. Buy Now Amazon.com Buy Now Amazon.co.uk Home About Us Catalog Bibles Videos MS Inquiries Contact More... Nsmpress Copyright (c) 2019-2020 North Star Ministry Press LLC All Rights Resereved

  • Ecclesiology | Nsmpress LLC

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  • Preached Word | Nsmpress LLC

    The Preached Word Heard and Seen H. David Schuringa How Shall They Hear Him? The uniqueness of the universe of images that surround us is the sheer number of them: Ministers of the Word have their hands full in an image-centered culture. Says Jacques Ellul, “this proliferation has become the spiritual question of our day.” Which begs the question: if homiletic optics are out of sync with our communications environment, do not preachers risk that too little if any of their intended message will get through? ​ The Preached Word first digs deeply into the eternal principle that faith comes by hearing—sine qua non for the pulpit. It then scopes out in theological, historical and communications fields how the use or absence of illustrations and examples, electronic media or other portrayals may enhance or diminish the hearing event. For, according to Calvin, “God does not wish to be heard but by the voice of His ministers.” ​ 400 pp. - Hard-Cover Means of Grace Series ​ Available through our global and regional distributors ​ Buy Now - US Buy Now - CA Buy Now - UK Home About Us Catalog Bibles Videos MS Inquiries Contact More

  • Farenhorst1001 | Nsmpress LLC

    Hidden Stories of War and Peace Under His Wings ​ Unprecedented violence is erupting not only in far-away places like the Middle East, but also nearby in the parking lots of big-box stores and the pews of worshipping believers. The hurt and hatred overwhelming society is nearing a tipping point of enormous collapse. ​ Parallels, from the unspeakable chaos of Europe enflamed in WW II to our own perplexing times, are striking as we see every-day Calvinists, in solidarity with the least of these, burning in the furnace, discovering a fourth man in the fire, and emerging without a hint of smoke on their long white robes. ​ Dedicated to Charles Spurgeon and Martyn Lloyd-Jones—this book will touch your heart and point your family to a hiding place from the harrowing days pounding on our own front doors. ​ 9 X 6 - Pp.303 Soft-Cover & E-Book These stories are gripping. In part due to the dramatic period of history in which they are set but especially due to the engaging way Christine Farenhorst tells them. - R. Andrew Compton Asst. Prof. of Old Testament Mid-America Reformed Seminary The hero of this WW II story isn't a resistance fighter or soldier, and the bravery involved isn't big or bold. But quiet heroics are heroics still, and what Christine has crafted here is a story to inspire all of us called to everyday, on-going faithfulness. - Jon Dykstra, Editor Reformed Perspective The book you are holding in your hand is, in my opinion, the high-water mark of Christine’s accomplishments . . .. The actual beauty of this book is that she has captured a very real component . . .. That component is the way in which the Sovereignty of God often comes into play into the lives of people in the most unexpected ways bringing about unanticipated results under very trying circumstances. - Heinz G. Dschankilic Former Publisher for Joshua Press ​ In addition to publishing numerous outstanding books, Christine Farenhorst is also a columnist for Reformed Perspective and a contributing writer for Christian Renewal. She and her husband, Anco, have five children, twenty-seven grandchildren, a dog, and twelve chickens. Buy Now Amazon.com Buy Now Amazon.ca Home About Us Catalog Bibles Videos MS Inquiries Contact More... Nsmpress Copyright (c) 2019-2020 North Star Ministry Press LLC All Rights Resereved

  • Norman1001| Nsmpress LLC

    Abraham ​ Faith's Eye to the Future ​ Keep Your Eye on the Prize! ​ You may not realize it right now, but Abraham was not the “great” man that people often seem to say he was. You may think, “Yes, Abraham was a good guy. And I want to be just like that good guy Abraham.” If so, then you are in for a big shock. His accomplishments will be noted in this book; however, a large portion will also show where Abraham often failed in his walk with God. Still, Abraham lived by faith, looking ahead to that day when God would fulfill his promise to be a faithful God to him and to his descendants after him. That in him, all the families of the earth would be blessed (Heb. 11:8-19). By faith, the father of believers saw a divine plan begin to come into view. And that same covenant God of Abraham also has a plan for you. Because, four thousand years later, God is still doing wonderful things through the children of Abraham—all those who are in Christ (Gal. 3:29). Robert Norman inspires you to walk that long, winding and often difficult path of faith, step-by-step, with Abraham. On the road to Bethlehem, Golgotha, and on to the New Jerusalem, you will learn how to keep your eye on the prize (Philip. 3;14), however imperfectly, following Jesus. ​ "It's no surprise to me that Robert has included these themes . . . because they are key in helping us to understand, not only the life of Abraham, but God's divine plan of salvation, which can be traced through the entire Bible." -D. Paul Mitchel, Director, Grace to You 6x9 Pp. 203 Soft-Cover & E-Book Robert D. Norman was born in Welwyn, Garden City, England, and his family later moved to Inverness, Scotland. There, still a young man, he was drawn to faith in Christ. Having completed his studies at the Highland Theological College UHI, he is following God’s calling as a missionary in Dorohoi, Romania, where he proclaims the Word, disciples new Christians and cares for orphans. Buy Now - USA Buy Now - UK Buy Now - CA Home About Us Catalog Bibles Videos MS Inquiries Contact More... Nsmpress Copyright (c) 2019-2020 North Star Ministry Press LLC All Rights Resereved

  • Dort1010 | Nsmpress LLC

    The Dordrecht Bible Commentary Volume VI: The Epistles & Revelation ​ For 400 years, the Dort Bible [Statenvertaling] has blessed the universal church not only with a tried and true translation but also a revered running commentary from the best and most godly pastor-theologians of the 17th Century Golden Age. This special gift for God’s people, covering all of Scripture, was approved by both the Synod of Dordrecht 1618-1619 and the Westminster Assembly 1645. This final offering in the six-volume set, preserving the original, Early-Modern 17th Century text, consists of the books of Romans - Revelation. Epistolary Literature of the New Testament can be compared to the Prophetical Books in the Old Testament. As the latter provide the writings of the primary messengers of the covenant throughout the history recorded in the previous books, so the apostles are the primary messengers and interpreters of covenant history recorded in the Gospels and Acts. Instruction for God’s people runs from personal holiness to Christian worldview, pastoral guidance to combating heresy, ecclesiastical problem-solving to expansive vision-casting, comfort for the afflicted to affliction for the comfortable, living in the now to living in what is to come, reaching the lost to retaining the antithesis, Christian freedom to considerate abstinence—and countless more vital themes are covered with clarity and illumination. ​ In this the last volume, particularly rich are Rembrandt’s portrayals of our apostolic fathers who laid the firm foundation of the church. Also inspiring are the final two biographies of the scholars who contributed to the over 58,000 comments in this gift to the church. The seven appointed theologians of the Great Synod of Dort 1618-1619, as well as their numerous revisors and consultants, provided perhaps the most complete and competent Bible version and commentary in the history of the Church, ​ 8 x 10 - Pp. 436 Soft-Cover & E-Book Buy Six-Volume Set The Apostle Paul in Prison (Rembrandt) Home About Us Catalog Bibles Videos MS Inquiries Contact More... Nsmpress Copyright (c) 2019-2020 North Star Ministry Press LLC All Rights Resereved

  • FAQs | Nsmpress LLC

    Nsmpress Author FAQs Do you have a manuscript that should be published for world-wide impact? ​ What is North Star Ministry Press LLC ( Nsmpress )? Nsmpress publishes soft-cover and e-books (hard-cover for select offerings). We focus on publications that fit comfortably within the historic Christian faith . Of special interest are works in theology, Biblical interpretation, Christian living, cultural analysis, empowerment for the underprivileged, church history and personal piety. We publish non-fiction and fiction. This is not a self-publishing, indie, hybrid or vanity publisher. ​ Must approved authors subscribe to a particular statement of faith? No. However, our Worldview Statement describes our convictions. The bottom line is that through publishing, we desire with your partnership, to proclaim the truth of God's Word for the love of God's people. ​ Will the publishing of my book cost me anything? Your contribution, which is significant, consists of the time, toil and tears it takes to write your book! If your book is selected for publication, there will be no financial costs or fees expected from you, the author. As a not-for-profit organization, our priority is to publish books for the quality of their contents, not their potential for profits. Still, we do know that promoting good books should sell as well. ​ Is there the usual lengthy, arduous and complicated submissions process? No. Simply email a one-page summary of your book, along with your CV, to support@ nsmpress.com. We will respond by letting you know of our plans for your manuscript. ​ Could you describe in general terms how the process goes when you inform me that you would like to consider my manuscript for publication? 1. Only submit a manuscript when invited in response to the inquiry as described above. 2. That manuscript must be in an unformatted Word doc (paragraph markings only--no indents). Your manuscript must be finished, fully edited and proofed prior to submissio n. Do not send a draft. In general, we adhere to Chicago Style. 3. If accepted for publication, Nsmpress will send you a contract to sign. 4. Nsmpress sends you the formatted pdf proofs of the content and cover of the book for your review. 5. Nsmpress sends you a hard-copy proof of the book to review. While the publisher retains the right for all decisions regarding the book, we value your input. Ultimately the author is responsible for the proofs in so far that they are error-free for the final printing. 6. Nsmpress launches the book on its regional and global marketing platform and outlets. ​ Will I need to purchase an ISBN? No. Nsmpress absorbs the cost of your ISBN registration along with the other publishing expenses. ​ May I submit a PDF of an already typeset manuscript? No. All manuscripts should be submitted in “clean,” unformatted Microsoft Word files (with only paragraph markings, with no indents). Your manuscript will be professionally typeset and formatted by members of our team. ​ Which Bible translations should I use in my book? Nsmpress currently sanctions the KJV, ESV, the English Dort Version (EDV), ASV and NASV. If you desire to use other translations, you must secure permission in writing from the publishers where appropriate. And who will be designing the cover? Nsmpress graphic designers will create a cover for your book and Nsmpress will make the final decisions. However, we do invite and value input from the authors themselves. ​ Should I find endorsers for my book? We encourage having someone of some influence to write a Foreword and finding others to write endorsements. ​ Should I find reviewers for my book? When the book is released, it will be a good idea for you to contact publications to review your book. Nsmpress will do this in a limited way to select publications, as deemed appropriate. We will provide review-copies of your work (pdf or hard copy) to those willing to review your book. ​ Will my book be available as an eBook? Yes, in most all cases, as per your book contract.We generally roll out books in order from hard-cover (if yours is selected for a case-bound edition), to paperback, to e-books. ​ How much will my books sell for on the market? Selling and listing depend on book size, as well as our estimation of its current market value. Pricing may vary due to ongoing sales negotiations. Occasional, or seasonal, book sales may be run to promote your print or e-book. Bulk sales to distributors are priced wholesale. We will strive to get the best price possible for your book. ​ Do I, as the author, receive a discount on my book? Yes. Your contract will stipulate a generous author's discount for any number of your books, now at lease 50% off the list price. You may distribute or sell these copies as you wish. ​ Will I receive royalties for my books sold? Yes. Your book contract will provide details. ​ Where will my book be sold? Nsmpress will make your book available throughout our global and regional marketing network on platforms not only like Amazon and Barnes & Nobles, but also Walmart, Target and bookstores, as well as our own website, online book stores, and newsletters . Should I be involved in promoting my book? Yes. Definitely. Your promotional activities will be key for your book to gain traction in the market. We encourage a vigorous social-media presence (blogs, Amazon Author page, your personal website, email lists, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, podcasts, et al.), as well as activities such a speaking-events, book-signings, conferences, book reviews, publishing articles on related topics, book giveaways, radio-tv-internet interviews, etc. You are free to sell as many of your books as you like, at the price of your choosing, based on your author's discount. Note: If you wish to finance the placement of an ad in a magazine, journal or online, we will design and deliver a professional ad at no additional cost to you. Will my book be available in my local bookstores? Make an appointment with the bookstore manager or book buyer to discuss the possibility of carrying your books. Either you can provide copies or we can, if they establish an account with Nsmpress. Less than 1% of published books are carried in bricks-and-mortar establishments but there is often a willingness, even desire, to carry books of local authors. Nsmpress stands ready, at no cost to you, with professional support and advice for all your promotional efforts. ​ How long does it take to get my book published with Nsmpress? Ordinarily, six months or less from the time your book contract is signed to the day the finished product is in your hands and hits the market. ​ Will my book become a best-seller? Does your book come from your heart? Do you desire to share your heart with others? Then we can help. If your book submission is accepted by Nsmpress , that means we believe in your book to the extent of making a sizable investment to get it published and on the market, at no cost to you. Sometimes it takes a subsequent book for an author to get noticed. All that stated, perhaps your book was written for such a time as this to touch the hearts of many, near and far. More Author Info Home About Us Catalog Bibles Videos MS Inquiries Contact More

  • Farenhorst1030 | Nsmpress LLC

    The Corner of His Garment Christine Farenhorst Christine Farenhorst once again impresses with her historical research, beautiful stories, and interesting characters. The tales quickly engage, taking you into the European and British world at the time of the 1500 and 1600s. The reader will not quickly forget the intriguing people and the issues of life that are presented. Christians are compelled to think about what living for Jesus in this world is all about. The stories also force the reader to deal with the tough questions of why a good God allows some terrible things to happen in this world and yet come to see that He is a great and compassionate God. I highly recommend this volume. - Rev. Al Bezuyen Covenant Reformed Church Toronto, Ontario, Canada Christine Farenhorst brings her characteristically honest, well-researched craft to the five novellas of this book. Set in the often-harsh realities of plague, famine, and persecution of the 16th and 17th centuries, these stories share one central theme: the “strange and wonderful” providence of God. The wonder of God’s grace and all-encompassing providence shines out the more brightly against the dark backdrop of man’s brokenness and despair. Read and be challenged, moved, and strengthened. - Cliff and Henrietta Van Dyken History, sound theology and crackerjack storytelling come wonderfully together in Christine Farenhorst’s newest book, The Corner of His Garment. Five different stories unfold dramatically and yet beautifully communicate the same message of the love of God for His people. Perfect to curl up with on a rainy afternoon when you might desire to get lost in gripping tales from the past while also getting encouraged in the historic Christian faith! - Pastor Greg and Charity Bylsma, Living Water URC, Brantford, Ontario The Bible comes to us as a story and is filled with stories of God’s dealings with His people. In a variety of ways, (historical narrative, poetry, allegory, etc.), God communicates to us in an evocative way. Christians are a people who love stories because our God has revealed Himself to us in that way. Christine Farenhorst has demonstrated herself to be a master storyteller in her past books. Here she has done it again. Readers will once more be regaled with a feast of ‘soul full’ stories in her unique style. Take, read, and rejoice in the Lamb! - Rev. Paul Murphy, Pastor Messiah Reformed Fellowship Church, Manhattan, New York ​ Read the Reviews ​ 9 x 6 - 252pp Soft-Cover & E-book ​ Buy Now - USA Buy Now - CA Home About Us Catalog Bibles Videos MS Inquiries Contact More... Nsmpress Copyright (c) 2019-2020 North Star Ministry Press LLC All Rights Resereved

  • Wielenga | Nsmpress LLC

    Commentary on the Palatinate Lord's Supper Liturgy The Critical Edition B. Wielenga ​ Here Christ Gives Himself as Food and Drink ​ This first-ever critical edition commentary on the Lord's Supper is offered in order to heighten academic understanding of the liturgy and to deepen believer participation in the sacrament. ​ B. Wielenga (1873-1949) writes that, “the Lord’s Supper is where heaven and earth approach each other most nearly. The past, present and future of redemptive history meet and join hands. Christ in all his glory and complete sufficiency is brought near to the humble of heart. “While not itself the fountain, nevertheless for countless thousands the liturgy has served as a cup of the living water for the abundant refreshment of thirsty souls. The liturgy ushers the hearts, under the blessing of the Spirit, precisely into that experiential frame of mind and luminous vision of faith that is so necessary for the proper celebration of Communion. ​ "For here, Christ gives himself as food and drink by identifying himself with his people and pouring out his Mediator’s life. The service breathes the language of him whose hand reaches out especially to the weak, those whom he is eager to gather in his arms. Here the pilgrims rest awhile in the cool shade of the Palms of Elim and drink deeply of the fresh waters from the fountain of salvation. ​ This sounds like an overture that is preparing the hearts of the listeners for pure enjoyment.” The Palatinate Lord’s Supper Liturgy “Stands head and shoulders above any other liturgical documents.” Hard-Cover - 521 pp. Means of Grace Series ​ Available through our global and regional distributors Buy Now - US Buy Now - CA Buy Now - UK Home About Us Catalog Bibles Videos MS Inquiries Contact More

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  • EDV in One Volume | Nsmpress LLC

    Holy Bible English Dort Version ​ The EDV in One Volume ​ Now You Can Have It All! ​ Here presented is the first-ever publication of the historic English Dort Version of Holy Scripture, without its running commentary in one volume , fresh Bible book outlines included. And Scripture translated with the highest degree of accuracy possible by men fully qualified and uncompromisingly committed to its infallible truth, the Whole Counsel of God. Without a doubt, the the 1657 English Dort Version stands with the Genevan Bible and the King James Version on equal, perhaps greater, footing. The EDV is for the hearty student of the Bible. In other words, not for those with an appetite for drive-by translations or paraphrases of Scripture. Yes, it is in the dignified and precise Elizabethan, rather than Modern, English, as well as in original printing standards of the times. But once inside, you will get hooked on its fully reliable, accurate and literal rendering of the Word of God. While it is well-known that the Synod of Dordrecht (1618-1619) and the Westminster Assembly (1645), in the confessional documents each produced, are both solidly Reformed, the English Dort Bible is the only project produced in an historic partnership of both. Here discover the historical link between Presbyterian and Reformed believers. Here, Calvinists on both side of the Channel are joined at the hip in the publishing of God’s Word—all beginning in the Dutch city of Dordrecht. ​ 8x10 - Pp. 793 - Soft-Cover ​ Available through our global and regional distributors Buy Now - US Buy Now - UK Buy Now - CA Buy Now - AU Home About Us Catalog Bibles Videos MS Inquiries Contact More

  • vanPopta | Nsmpress LLC

    Only When It's Dark Can We See the Stars A Father's Journal as His Son Battles Cancer John van Popta Four Long Years: That’s the time from 12-year-old Julian’s diagnosis of leukemia until the van Popta family reaches the other side. All the while, dad kept a log chronicling in detail the arduous ordeal. Is there hope in the pitch-dark Valley of Baca? With his journal, you can travel with these pilgrims on their journey. Since John is sharing his entries with extended family, friends and church members, you hear him reporting and reflecting as a pastor. He had encountered similar situations before, but such experience counts for little compared to facing cancer of a loved one firsthand. So you also sense how a father’s heart aches as his son suffers. And how he wrestles with wounded faith. “When I held my son in my arms tonight, I wept.” ​ ​ A minister’s son, John van Popta (B.A., M.Div.) pastored three congregations in the Canadian Reformed Churches before taking an early retirement due to Parkinson’s disease. Keeping an eye on the stars, he and his wife, Bonita, have six children and 25 grandchildren. 9x6 -194 pages - Hard-Cover, Soft-Cover & E-Book Available through our global and regional network of distributors Buy Now - CA Buy Now - US Endorsements What makes this book so compelling is that the story unfolds before the reader’s eyes: these entries are written as the events are taking place. When John and Bonita are on tenterhooks, awaiting results, or are wrestling with a difficult decision regarding Julian’s treatment, the reader likewise is in suspense. The reader does not know what is around the corner from entry to entry . . .. - Ben Faber Christian Renewal Review ​ While this is a deeply personal account, the struggle to trust God in the face of death is one that we’ll all have to face, and this then is an example of how to struggle well. It is a father writing, but there’s no missing this is also a pastor who wants to feed the sheep with what he knows we need: to understand that my only comfort is that I am not my own but belong to my faithful Saviour Jesus Christ. That truth, powerfully delivered, makes this not simply a good book, but an important one. - Jon Dykstra Editor Reformed Perspective ​ The author of this book describes a family’s reliance on and trust in the Lord as they walked through the Valley of Baca. The book gives hope, comfort, and understanding to all who read it. Heartily recommended. - Albert H Oosterhoff, LLM Professor Emeritus Western University (Law) In this sober, moving account John van Popta tells the story of the illness of his son Julian, and of the way of bravery, despair, resilience and exhaustion Julian, his parents, family and friends had to go. It is a story of pain and encouragement, medical accomplishments and incapacity, of joy and lament. At crucial moments, God does not seem to respond to calls for help. Yet in all the weeping, hope – even beyond death – becomes real in relationships. - Koert van Bekkum, PhD. Professor of Old Testament Evangelische Theologische Faculteit Theologische Universiteit Kampen│Utrecht God calls most of his people to pass through dark valleys. Few valleys are deeper, and few are darker than the ones in which we see our children suffer. This is a book that will be a blessing to all of those who are being called into times of suffering, sorrow, and uncertainty. - Tim Challies Author, Seasons of Sorrow Heartbreaking and hopeful, these raw, unedited emails record the van Popta family's journey through the valley of the shadow of death and the Good Shepherd's often mysterious presence and care. It was a privilege to be Pastor John van Popta's friend and colleague in the next town over during these events, and to read these emails as they first appeared. I am delighted to see them available to a wider audience. - John Barach, M.Div. Minister of the Word Covenant Presbyterian Church Sulphur, Louisiana This is the story of a family’s heart-breaking journey through the valley of the shadow of death. It will almost certainly make you weep. But it will also lead you to worship the God whose grace is sufficient, and whose goodness and mercy in Christ follow us all the days of our lives. - William den Hollander, Ph.D. Professor of New Testament Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary “Julian has been diagnosed with leukemia.” I remember exactly where I was when I took Pastor John’s phone call that late summer afternoon. The news came like a thunderbolt, shaking the base ment where I was standing. Julian’s remarkable story, so lovingly detailed in this journal, is an encouragement to all. This book is a must-read and is already a best seller in my heart. - Peter Buist, Ph.D. Professor of Chemistry Emeritus Charleton University This collection of journal entries is vivid in its attention to medical detail and gripping in its stream-of-consciousness style, but what makes it especially worthwhile is its compelling testimony to God’s sovereignty and love. - Jannes Smith, Ph.D. Professor of Old Testament Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary Though it is autobiographical, this book deals with such deep experience that it becomes archetypal. Much can be written about it, but at minimum John van Popta's account of his pilgrimage through the valley of Baca gives us a fleeting glimpse of the infinite love of the Father who gave up his Son for us. - Daniel Shin, M.Div. Minister of the Word Spring Creek CaRC Vineland, Ontario ​ Reformed Perspective Review ​ Buy Now - CA Buy Now - US Home About Us Catalog Bibles Videos MS Inquiries Contact More

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