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Gutenberg Bibles

Did You Know? By Debra Conley                           The American Bible Society originated in 1816. Its first president was Elias Boudinot, a former President of the Continental Congress. Its second president was our first Chief Justice, John Jay. The Society provided pocket Bibles to the soldiers (on both sides) of the Civil War. The […]

Baptist Hymn Writers

Losing the great hymns of our faith has been a concern of mine for a number of years. In this old volume from 1888, we can see how much we have lost by dropping so many meaningful and precious hymns from our services. Burrage not only reviews the hymns, complete with all the words of […]

The Pilgrim Chronicles

If one appears in court and is compelled to provide evidence to win his case, the best witness is an eye-witness. Here-say is dismissed by the court and vigorously challenged by the opposition.  An eye witness, however, can win the case. That is also the reason many states issue penalties for an eye witness leaving […]

Thomas Cranmer

While visiting my son’s apartment, I spent the afternoon reading this small book which is in a series on church history.  Having been in England many times and being interested in its history, especially from Henry VIII forward, I found this book fascinating.  Thomas Cranmer (1489-1556) was an evangelical force behind Henry VIII’s departure from […]

The Church of the Fundamentalists

I am always glad for a new book that promotes the good history of fundamentalism.  Oats’ (long time professor at Maranatha Baptist University) proposition is that fundamentalism’s history is a history of separation, and that the history of separation is intrinsically related to the doctrine of the church.  Though this history is primarily of the […]

The Story of Winona Lake

I came across this book on a used book shelf and it stirred my interest.  I have heard of the Winona Lake Bible Conferences and also the connection of Grace Theological Seminary to Winona Lake.  Gaddis wrote the first edition in 1949 and in 1960 Huffman updated the history with a few chapters. “Built upon […]

Crittenden

John Fox Jr. (1862-1919) was a war correspondent and a graduate in English from Harvard. He served during the Spanish-American War and rode with the Rough Riders. This book (1900) is a story about a soldier who left his Kentucky Bluegrass home and fought in that war, so this story is told from a startlingly […]

Dispensationalism and the History of Red...

This is a 2015 Moody book but produced primarily, actually entirely, by Dallas Theological Seminary professors and/or graduates.  Being a dispensationalist myself, I enjoyed the book and profited from its material.  I am glad for any scholarly writing that defends the dispensational approach to Scripture because it is being attacked in many unfortunate ways these […]