PRT Seminary Library Acquisitions – 4th Quarter 2022

At the end of December, I completed the fourth quarter list of significant book acquisitions to the PRC Seminary library for 2022. At their January 2023 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 resources.

But the list is of value to you too, in my estimation. 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 and perhaps add to your home or church library. Yes, there are books here for the layman and laywoman, for the young adults and for teenagers – even children. Browse this list and perhaps you will find something of interest to you.

Once again we will divide the list into two parts. In this list we will look at four (4) sections: biblical studies, commentaries, church history, and creeds and confessions. It is my hope that you find something of interest to read yet this winter. It’s a great time to hunker down with a good read – something to strengthen your faith and fortify your walk with the Lord.

Biblical studies/ Commentaries/ Biblical Theology

  • Let’s Study (Banner of Truth)
    o 1 Peter, W. Harrell, 2012
    o Revelation, D. Thomas, 2020
  • Tyndale NT Commentaries (Eerdmans)
    o The First Epistle General of Peter: A Commentary. Alan M. Stibbs, 1959.

    Other Commentaries (Individual)
  • The Baker Illustrated Bible Background Commentary. J. Scott Duvall, editor; J. Daniel Hays, editor. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books, 2020.
  • Teaching Deuteronomy: From Text to Message. Matthew Fuller. Fearn, Ross-shire, UK: Christian Focus Publications, 2022.
  • Sermons on Job [3 vols.). Jean Calvin, 1509-1564; Rob Roy McGregor, Transl.; Derek W. H. Thomas. Edinburgh: Banner of Truth Trust, 2022.
  • The Lord Is My Shepherd: Psalm 23 for the Life of the Church. Richard S. Briggs; Stephen B. Chapman, series. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic, 2021.
  • Ecclesiastes: A Reflective Exposition. Thomas Miersma. Jenison, MI: Reformed Free Publishing Association, 2022.
  • The Parables of Our Lord. William Arnot, 1808-1875. (reprint hc) London: T. Nelson and Sons, 1883.
  • Romans: A Concise Guide to the Greatest Letter Ever Written. Andrew David Naselli. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2022.
  • Commentary on Galatians: Christ Plus Equals Nothing. Tom J. Nettles; Sylvia Nettles Dickson. Conway, AR: Free Grace Press, 2022.

    Individual Biblical Studies Titles (Including Doctrine of Scripture)
  • Over 20 titles in the “New Studies in Biblical Theology” series (IVP end-of-year sale!) – too many to mention, but filled in a large gap in what we were missing
  • 3 titles in the “Essential Studies in Biblical Theology” series (IVP): God Dwells Among Us (on the temple); Rebels and Exiles (sin and restoration); The Hope of Life after Death (resurrection).
  • The Trinity and the Bible: On Theological Interpretation. Scott R. Swain. Bellingham, WA: Lexham Academic, 2021.
  • The Flood Reconsidered: A Review of the Evidences of Geology, Archaeology, Ancient Literature, and the Bible. Frederick A. Filby; Stephen S. Short. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Pub. House, 1971 (Contemporary Evangelical Perspectives)
  • A Gracious and Compassionate God: Mission, Salvation and Spirituality in the Book of Jonah. Daniel C. Timmer; Donald A. Carson, ed. Nottingham, England; Downers Grove, IL: Apollos; InterVarsity Press, 2011 (New Studies in Biblical Theology), vol. 26
  • The Lost Letters to the Twelve Prophets: Imagining the Minor Prophets’ World. John Goldingay. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2022.
  • Hidden Prophets of the Bible: Finding the Gospel in Hosea Through Malachi. Michael James Williams. Colorado Springs, CO: David C Cook, 2017.
  • Typology – Understanding the Bible’s Promise-Shaped Patterns: How Old Testament Expectations Are Fulfilled in Christ. James M. Hamilton. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2022.

    Language Tools
  • Graded Reader of Biblical Hebrew: A Guide to Reading the Hebrew Bible. Miles V. Van Pelt; Gary Davis Pratico. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Academic, c2006, 2020 (Zondervan Language Basics).

    Church History, General and Biography
  • The Catholic Reformation: Savonarola to Ignatius Loyola: Reform in the Church 1495-1540. John C. Olin, comp.; Girolamo Savonarola, 1452-1498; Desiderius Erasmus, d.1536. New York: Harper & Row, 1969.
  • Lollards and Reformers: Images and Literacy in Late Medieval Religion. Margaret Aston. London: Hambledon Press, 1984 (History Series), vol. 22.
  • Reformation Studies. A. G. (Arthur Geoffrey) Dickens. London: Hambledon Press, 1982 (History Series). vol. 9.
  • Europe in the Sixteenth-Century. Andrew Pettegree. Oxford, UK; Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2002 (Blackwell History of Europe)
  • The German Reformation: The Essential Readings. C. Scott. Dixon. Oxford, UK; Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishers, 1999 (Blackwell Essential Readings in History).
  • The Real Luther: A Friar at Erfurt and Wittenberg: Exploring Luther’s Life with Melanchthon as Guide. Franz Posset. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Pub. House, c2011.
  • Heinrich Bullinger: An Introduction to His Life and Theology. Donald K. McKim.; Jim West. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2022 (Cascade Companions)
  • Choosing the Good Portion: Women of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Patricia E. Clawson; Katherine VanDrunen; Diane L. Olinger. Willow Grove, PA: Committee for the Historian of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 2016.
  • For Me to Live Is Christ: The Life of Edward J. Young. Davis A. Young; John R. Muether. Willow Grove, PA: Committee for the Historian of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 2017.
  • Pentecostal Outpourings: Revival and the Reformed Tradition. Robert D. Smart, editor; Michael A. G. Haykin; Ian H. Clary. Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, 2016.
  • Great Blessing to Me: John Newton Encounters George Whitefield. Grant Gordon. Fearn, Ross-shire, GB: Christian Focus Publications, 2016.

    Creeds and Confessions
  • That I May Be His Own: An Overview of Luther’s Catechisms. Charles P. Arand. St. Louis, MO: Concordia, c2000.
  • The Augsburg Confession and the Apology of the Augsburg Confession with Key Historical Documents: The Concordia Reader’s Edition. Paul T. McCain. St. Louis, MO: Concordia Publishing, 2020.
  • Milk for Little Ones: An Introduction to the Baptist Catechism. Arden L. Hodgins; James M. Renihan. Palmdale, CA: Reformed Baptist Academic Press, 2020 (Recovering Our Confessional Heritage), vol. 5.
  • The Confessing Baptist: Essays on the Use of Creeds in Baptist Faith & Life. Robert Gonzales, Jr. Conway, AR: Free Grace Press, 2021.
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