Monday, June 28, 2010

The Book I Wish I Had Read Ten Years Ago

This book was printed 2010 and so I couldn't have read it ten years ago when I needed it. California Pastor Daniel H. Hyde discusses some of the matters that I had on my earlier post of June 10, 2010.

Reformed churches have deep historical and theological roots. Hyde explains confession and creeds showing they are beneficial, promote unity and also are a stardard for church discipline. Scripture, not what is popular or "relevant", is what guides preaching.

The first Appendix answers common questions about Reformed churches, such as:
Are you Roman Catholic?
Are you fundamentalists?
Are you evangelicals?
Why is your worship so boring, cold, and serious?
Why do Reformed churches sing psalms?
Do you care about evangelism?
Are you anit-Semitic?
Why are you so theological? Should you not be more practical?
Why do people put so much emphasis on Calvin and Luther?
Why do you seem so strict and 'legalistic'?
Is there a Reformed view of creation?
What do Reformed churches believe about the Hoy Spirit?
What do Reformed churches believe about the end times?

Relevant questions and good answers. Helpful books are included in a second Appendix, including Horton's Introducing Covenant Theology shown above. 

Listen to an Interview of Hyde by Tim Challies at 
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  1. Bought that a few weeks back, but haven't had a chance to read it yet. Looking forward to reading through it with my wife. Glad to hear it's helpful!

  2. Thanks. That is one to remember when friends have such questions. Is it a fairly easy read? Not too heavy for people to wade through if they are not accustomed to Reformed books?

  3. Easy read for those who are motivated with questions.


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