Archives for September 2020

Parenting By God’s Promises Free Audio Book

Just a note to let you know that an audio version of my “Parenting by God’s Promises” published by Reformation Trust (connected with Ligonier) is being offered free of charge in September by An account is required to download the audio book:

A New School Semester at PRTS

We are grateful that last week each of our Puritan Conference addresses drew from 2000 to 6000 listeners. Thanks to so many of you for joining us online.

Now we pivot this week, by God’s grace, to a new school semester at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary—our 26th year. It is great and feels wonderful to be teaching seminary students face-to-face again. This semester I am teaching The Holy Spirit and the Doctrine of Salvation (Soteriology: 36 students), two combined courses on The Christian Minister and Ministry, and Leadership (20 students—see picture), and Practice Preaching (30 students). The classrooms are set up for social distancing with only one student at each table.

Pray that God will bless each one of our students, faculty members, board members, and staff this semester with spiritual growth to His glory. Pray too for our hundreds of alumni serving Christ around the world that God will prosper their ministry.

“Pastors & Their Critics” Launch Team Facebook Group Invitation

The gospel has a lot of encouragement to offer pastors who are easily discouraged and overwhelmed by a constant bombardment of negativity from within and without their congregations. The new book, “Pastors and Their Critics,” co-authored by Nick Thompson and me, offers scriptural encouragement and advice to pastors to help them respond to criticism, offer criticism, and create a healthy church culture.

“Pastors and Their Critics” will officially launch on September 16, 2020. In preparation for the book launch, P&R Publishing have created a Launch Team Facebook Group to help spread the word about this book and its contents. Access to the group will be strictly limited to the first 100 individuals who sign up. Launch Team members will have an opportunity to read the book in advance, receive updates from the publisher and authors, participate in private discussions, and help promote the book prior to launch day.

You can request access to the group by clicking on the following link and answering a few preliminary questions:


Dr. Joel Beeke

PS: What happens in this group stays in this group. It is meant to be a private forum to access this uplifting content ahead of time, for you to receive its encouragement, and for you to help spread the word about it via your own social media platforms.

Jesus is a Specialist in Hopeless Situations

The Weak Faith of Lot vs. the Strong Faith of Abram

I did the first virtual school chapel message of my life on the weak faith of Lot and the strong faith of Abram. What a difference between the two and what lessons for all of us! What kind of faith do you have?

The Gospel of Exodus: Misery, Deliverance, Gratitude

I am very excited to announce that Dr. Michael P. V. Barrett’s new book, “The Gospel of Exodus: Misery, Deliverance, Gratitude” (Reformation Heritage Books, 275 pages) arrived today. It is the major fruit of his sabbatical study last year.

Written at a popular level with excellent discussion questions, this book is ideal for private or group study. As always, my good friend and colleague’s writing is thoroughly biblical, Christ-centered, experiential, pastoral, practical, insightful, and captivating. Having been the final editor of this great book, I can assure you that you will love this book and will come away from it understanding the salvation paradigm in Exodus in terms of experiential misery, deliverance, and gratitude more and better than ever before. This is a must-read book by one of my favorite living authors. As Derek Thomas says, “It is top shelf—a veritable feast of good things.”

Order your copy today at RHB: