Spanish Reformation Heritage Study Bible

It’s my pleasure to share the following news item from Reformation Heritage Books: the Spanish version of the Reformation Heritage Study Bible is coming soon!

NEWS RELEASE – For immediate publication – Miami, FL, USA – 8/9/2018

BIBLIA DE ESTUDIO – HERENCIA REFORMADA – PARA LA FAMILIA Y EL ESTUDIO DEVOCIONAL (Reina Valera 1960)

Reformation Heritage Books, Grand Rapids, MI and Poiema Publications, Medellin, Colombia are announcing the release of their Spanish Study Bible at the Expolit Spanish trade event in Miami, FL.

It does not seem like many months have passed since the inaugural planning meeting for this project in the Dominican Republic. Representatives were present in Santo Domingo that day from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Reformation Heritage Books, The Gospel Coalition, Heartcry Missionary Society, The Trinitarian Bible Society, Poiema Publications, IBSJ, Ministerios Integridad y Sabiduría, and others. Today is the direct fruit of that meeting, and for that much thanks is due to God.

The vision outlined during those meetings was to intentionally and pro-actively provide the Spanish speaking world with a spread of excellent resources that will be helpful for pastors, men, women, and children. Central to that is a Reformed Study Bible that is theologically robust, comprehensive, easy to use, and affordable. It includes multiple theological essays, articles on practical Christian living, an overview of church history, creeds and confessions, reading plans, study notes, and devotions for personal and family worship for every chapter of the Bible.

David Woollin, Sales and Marketing Manager for Reformation Heritage Books said, “We are so thankful to all of those who have brought us to this position. This is a monumental achievement and a wonderfully unique and invaluable tool. It is evident from my recent travels and interactions that God is working particularly in Latin America, and we hope you will join us in praying in expectation that this Bible will be used widely to the glory of God and the extension of His Kingdom.”

The Bibles are now available for pre-order while we wait for the full shipment to arrive from overseas. These four editions will imminently be available from all major distributors worldwide.

Paperback: $30, 978-1-944586-50-8

Hardcover: $40, 978-1-944586-47-8

Leather-Like Brown: $60, 978-1-944586-49-2

Genuine Leather Black: $80, 978-1-944586-48-5

http://herenciareformada.wixsite.com/biblia

For more information please contact:

David Woollin – Reformation Heritage Books – david.woollin@heritagebooks.orgwww.heritagebooks.org

David Adams – Poiema Publications – adams@poiema.cowww.poiema.co

 

River Cruise and Ministry Trips, May-Aug. 2018

The Pulpit from which Calvin Preached at St. Pierre’s Cathedral, Geneva.

If you would like to read about my ministry trips over the last few months, including the Rhine River cruise to see historic Reformation sites, you may download my latest pastoral letter by clicking here.

The Importance of Parents Repenting to Their Children

Parents are far from perfect, but how often do they ask their children for forgiveness? Fathers and mothers should be models of repentance for their children, not illusions of people who never need to repent. To hear more, watch this video on the importance of parents repenting to their children.

Ministry Trips in USA, Canada, and Brazil

Speaking at Campina Grande, Brazil

From January through May 2018, I had the opportunity to travel to Brazil and a number of places in North America for ministry. To read about them and see pictures of friends, new and old, click here for my pastoral newsletter.

Puritan Documentary Now Being Filmed

A camera crew has begun a busy trip to key Puritan sites in England, Scotland, and the Netherlands so that in 2019 we can release a new resource for learning from the Puritans. Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Reformation Heritage Books, Media Gratiae, and Stephen McCaskell are together creating PURITAN: All of Life to the Glory of God.

This includes a full-length documentary, up to thirty short lessons on Puritan people and Puritan themes, a workbook, and another book introducing the Puritans authored by Michael Reeves and me. Why would we do this, and why should you be interested?

To find out, visit my recent post at Tim Challies’ website.

Assurance of Faith Podcast

What do the Holy Scriptures teach us about the Christian’s assurance that he is truly saved? Is there a connection between revival and assurance? What is the relationship between assurance and perseverance in faith and obedience? What can we learn from the Puritans about assurance? How do the promises of God help the Christian to grow in their assurance? What is the Holy Spirit’s role in assurance? What should the person do if he has serious doubts about his salvation?

For answers to these and other questions, listen to Dave Jenkin’s interview with me at the Servants of Grace website.

To order my book, Knowing and Growing in Assurance of Faith, at a discounted rate, click here. I would also recommend the Puritan Anthony Burgess’s thoughts on this matter, which we have recently published in a short book in modernized language.

The Beauty and Glory of the Last Things

Please join us for the 2018 Puritan Reformed Conference, August 23-25. This year’s theme is The Beauty and Glory of the Last Things. Speakers will include many of our own PRTS faculty, as well as Rev. Edward Donnelly from Northern Ireland and Rev. David Strain, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, Mississippi.

Click here for more details. You won’t want to miss this conference!

Video Documentary on the Puritans

Dr. J.I. Packer being interviewed and filmed for our documentary on the Puritans at Regent College

Yesterday the cameras began rolling.

We are pleased to announce that Reformation Heritage Books and Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary are partnering with Media Gratiae to produce the definitive documentary project and multimedia study package on the Puritan era, titled PURITAN: All of Life to the Glory of God.

Matthew Robinson (director of Logic on Fire: the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones and the Behold Your God series by Dr. John Snyder) and Stephen McCaskell (director of Through the Eyes of Spurgeon and Luther: The Life and Legacy of the German Reformer) will be directing the project.

The project will consist of a feature-length documentary as well as thirty teaching sessions with accompanying printed study material.

Ministry Trips July-Dec. 2017

At Yellowstone, where God made Himself real to me fifty years ago.

For a summary of my ministerial itinerary in the last half year, including trips to California, Kentucky, Wyoming, Canada, England, North Carolina, Idaho, Thailand, Brazil, Mexico, and Colombia, please see the pastoral letter attached.

R. C. Sproul (1939-2017)

Dr. R.C. Sproul’s (Feb. 13, 1939-Dec. 14, 2017) passing on to glory this afternoon is his gain and our loss. The Reformed Christian world will miss this clear, biblical, bigger-than-life thinker greatly. The funeral will be on December 20, at 2:00 p.m. and will be livestreamed. You can go to rcsproul.com for further details. Meanwhile, here is the blog Ligonier has already posted.

Dr. R.C. Sproul, Called Home to the Lord

(Chris Larson, Dec. 14, 2017)

Dr. R.C. Sproul went home to be with the Lord this afternoon around 3 p.m. surrounded by his wife, Vesta, and family in his hospital room in Altamonte Springs, Fla. He was 78. He died peacefully after being hospitalized twelve days ago due to severe respiratory difficulties exacerbated by the flu and complicated by chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Known to millions of Christians as simply “R.C.,” he was used of the Lord to proclaim, teach, and defend the holiness of God in all its fullness. Through his teaching ministry, many of us learned that God is bigger than we knew, our sin is more deeply rooted than we imagined, and the grace of God in Jesus Christ is overwhelming.

God called R.C. to proclaim the gospel to as many people as possible. R.C. did this knowing the Lord did not need him. In fact, he wanted people to know the enduring, faithful witness of God’s servants throughout church history. God powerfully used R.C.’s ministry in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries to awaken people around the world to the truths of classical Christianity.

It belongs to others in the days, weeks, months, and years ahead to assess the impact of R.C.’s ministry in the history of the church. In this moment, we feel loss—immense sadness and profound loss—the loss of a pastor, a teacher, a leader, a brother-in-Christ, a friend.

R.C. now sees the object of his faith, the risen Christ, high and lifted up. He now hears the seraphim’s song before the throne, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!”

We will be publishing details about the memorial service and providing an opportunity to leave a note of appreciation for Dr. Sproul’s ministry at RCSproul.com in the coming hours.