Significant Additions to the PRC Seminary Library – 2nd Quarter 2019 (Part 1)


At the end of June, I completed the second quarter list of significant book acquisitions to the PRC Seminary library for this year. At their July meeting the TSC (Theological School Committee) received a copy for their information, and I also send it out to the faculty and students so that they can keep abreast of new titles.

But the list is of value to you too, I believe. As noted before, part of my reason for posting this list here is not only to show you the kind of books the seminary adds to its library, but also to stimulate you to find something to read also. Yes, there are books here for the layman and laywoman, for the young adults and for teenagers. Browse this list and perhaps you will find something of interest to you.

Once again we will divine the list into two parts. In this list we will look at four (4) sections: biblical studies, commentaries, church history, and creeds and confessions. Hoping you find something of interest to read yet this summer or in the fall. 🙂

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Biblical Studies/ Commentaries/ Biblical Theology

  • Let’s Study (Banner of Truth): Philippians, S. Ferguson (1997)
  • New Century Bible Commentary (Eerdmans): The Gospel of Matthew, David Hill, 1981 (reprint)
  • Preaching the Word (Crossway): Exodus: Saved for God’s Glory / Philip Graham Ryken; R. Kent Hughes, 2015.
  • Reformation Commentary on Scripture (IVP Academic):
    • Psalms 73-150. H. J. Selderhuis, ed.; Scott M. Manetsch; Timothy George, 2018
      (vol.8, OT).
    • Romans 1-8. Gwenfair W. Adams; Scott M. Manetsch; Timothy George, 2019
      (vol.7, NT).


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Other Commentaries, Individual:

  • Glaphyra on the Penteteuch, Volume 2: Exodus Through Deuteronomy. Saint Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria, c. 370-444. ; Nicholas P. Lunn, translator; Gregory K. Hillis.
    Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2019.
  • Ephesians: Free to Be One. Stephen Motyer; Ian and Stephen Gaukroger Coffey. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 1996 (Baker Bible Guides)
  • Ephesians. Geoffrey B. Wilson. Edinburgh, Carlisle: Banner of Truth Trust, c1978,
  • Sermons on 2 Timothy. Jean Calvin, 1509-1564; Robert White, Transl. Edinburgh: The Banner of Truth Trust, 2018.
  • Fellowship in the Life Eternal: An Exposition of the Epistles of St. John. George G.
    (George Gillanders) Findlay, 1849-1919. Minneapolis, MN: James and Klock, 1977.
  • The Epistles of St. John. Alfred Plummer, 1841-1926 (reprint). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1980 (Thornapple Commentaries).

Interpreting Eden

Individual Biblical Studies Titles

  • Interpreting Eden: A Guide to Faithfully Reading and Understanding Genesis 1-3. Vern S. Poythress; D. A. Carson. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2019.
  • Knowing God Through the Old Testament: Three Volumes in One. Christopher J. H. Wright. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2019.
  • The Lost World of the Torah: Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context. John H. Walton; J. Harvey Walton. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2019.
  • Prophetic Song: The Psalms as Moral Discourse in Late Medieval England. Michael P.Kuczynski; Edward Peters. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, c1995.
  • Interpreting the Prophetic Word: An Introduction to the Prophetic Literature of the Old Testament / Willem. VanGemeren. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing, 1990.
  • The Risen Redeemer: The Gospel History from the Resurrection to the Day of Pentecost.  F. W. (Friedrich Wilhelm) Krummacher, 1796-1868. ; John T. Betts, tr. New York: R. Carter & brothers, 1863/2015.

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Church History, General and Biography

  • Early Christian Martyr Stories: An Evangelical Introduction with New Translations. Bryan M. Litfin. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2014.
  • The Collected Prayers of John Knox. John Knox; Brian G. Najapfour, ed.; R. Sherman Isbell. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2019.
  • The Complete Works of Matthew Henry: Treatises, Sermons, and Tracts. (2 vols.) Matthew Henry, 1662-1714. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, c1979, 1997.
  • Dutch Heritage in Kent and Ottawa Counties. Norma Lewis; Jay de Vries. Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2009 (Images of America)
  • Scotland Ablaze: The Twenty-Year Fire of Revival That Swept Scotland 1858-79. Tom Lennie. Fearn, Ross-shire, GB: Christian Focus, 2018.

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Creeds, Confessions, History of

  • The Apostles’ Creed: Discovering Authentic Christianity in an Age of Counterfeits. R. Albert Mohler. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2019.
  • Grace Worth Fighting For: Recapturing the Vision of God’s Grace in the Canons of Dort. Daniel R. Hyde. Lincoln, NE: The Davenant Press, 2019.
  • Grace Defined and Defended: What A 400-Year-Old Confession Teaches Us About Sin, Salvation, and the Sovereignty of God. Kevin. DeYoung. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2019.
  • A Place Like Heaven: An Introduction to the Synod of Dort. Samuel Miller; Harrison Perkins. Madison, MS: Log College Press, 2019.
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  1. […] At the end of June, I completed the second quarter list of significant book acquisitions to the PRC Seminary library for this year. A few weeks ago I posted the first part of this list for the broader benefit of our readers (find that post here). […]


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