No topical chat this week. The list of new books and a few house-keeping notes, make this letter long enough.
There has been a flurry of activity from publishers and there are many new titles available. And there are more to come – every time we place an order, we find that new publications miss the boat and have to wait for the next order.
Posted books: We have sent out a record number of parcels so far this year. We have never had a problem with the S.A. postal service, but it seems that their tracking system, at times, is up to paw-paw. Some parcels reflect well, and others seem to be ‘stuck’ in the system (I collected a parcel from our local post office that was still in Krugersdorp according to the tracking system!). Anything posted takes 4-5 working days. If you parcel shows on SAPO tracking as stuck at a certain postal hub, please use the tracking number to ask for the parcel at your post office.
Proof of payments: If you are waiting for a book to be sent and have paid by EFT of direct deposit, please send us proof of payment. We only doing the allocation of payments from bank statement to customer accounts once a week, so it may be a while before we see your payment if you do not send proof of payment.
Phone: At Good Neighbours we have been battling to set our phone message. If you call and we are busy on another call, instead of getting the engaged signal, you get our ‘office hours’ message. If this happens to you, please just try calling again after a little while (or drop me an email).
New from Reformation Heritage Books:
How can I Serve God at Work? by Ray Pennings. Another booklet in the Cultivating Biblical Godliness series; 32pp; R25. Also new in this series: How can I Honour Christ Fighting Cancer? by Earl M Blackburn. All booklets in this series contain CBG in the title, so that you can easily search for all of them on the web site.
Irenaeus by Simonetta Carr. This is another book in the children’s series of biographies by Carr (CBYR – Christian Biographies for Young Readers; 81-12 years). Hardcover; 64pp; R135.
Knowing and Growing in the Assurance of faith by Joel Beeke. His 100th book! Paperback; 208pp; R110.
Anthony Tuckney (1599 – 1670), Theologian of the Westminster Assembly by Youngchun Cho. Hardcover; 176pp; R295.
Doctrine in Development, Johannes Piscator and Debates over Christ’s Active Obedience by Heber Carlos de Campos. Another in the RHB’s Reformed Historical Theology Studies series. Paperback. 304pp; R185.
The Spirit of the Age, The 19th Century Debate over the Holy Spirit and the Westminster Confession by J. V. Fesko. Paperback; 152pp; R135.
Ephesian by Ian Hamilton. The next commentary in the Lectio Continua series (LCEC). Hardcover; 272pp; R220.
The Works of William Perkins Volume 4. Hardcover; 768pp; R370. (Volumes 1-3 available at R380 each. Volume 5 has been published, but our order was already en route at the time of publication. We will get it with our next RHB order.).
New from Day One:
Wonders of Creation, Design in a fallen World by Burgess, McIntosh and Edwards. A beautiful large-format hardcover coffee-table book. 216pp; R285.
C H Spurgeon forgotten College Addresses compiled by Terence Crosby. Hardcover; 313pp; R170.
Christmas: How the Gift was Given by Andrew Drury. Paperback; R90.
Horsing Around: 52 Spurgeon Stories for Children by Tony Hutter. This is the 5th in the series of books of stories taken from the life of Spurgeon. The other titles in the series are: A Fly on the Nose, Keep Inching Along, The Milk’s Been Stolen Again and How a Spider Saved a Man’s Life. Paperback; 128pp; R70.
Message of the Stars by Stuart Burgess. Booklet tract; 48pp; R5.
All you need to know about the bible by Brian Edwards. This is a series of 6 books answering questions about the bible: Can we Trust It?, Big Claims from a Unique Book, Have we got the Right Books?, A Journey from Then till Now, Sense as Well as Faith and Enjoy your Bible! Paperbacks; R60 each.
New from Banner of Truth:
All Things Made New by John Flavel. A Puritan Paperback; 320pp; R60
Duties of Christian Fellowship by John Owen. A Puritan Paperback; 96pp; R50.
Flowers form A Puritan’s Garden by C. H. Spurgeon. A Puritan Paperback; 320pp; R60.
The Gospel-Shaped Life by Ian Hamilton. Paperback; 192pp; R80.
The Woman who Loved to Give Books by Rebecca VanDoodewaard. This is one of a new series of biographical board books for young children that Banner is publishing. The others are The Woman who helped a Reformer and The Man who Preached Outside. 16pp; R55 each.
New from Evangelical Press:
These are all books published during the course f last year that I missed. Meanwhile the Rand has improved, so the prices are more reasonable than they would have been last year!
Cornerstones of Salvation, Foundations and Debates in the Reformed Tradition by Lee Gattis. Paperback; 234pp; R120.
Fine Gold from Yorkshire by Faith Cook. 21 Biographical sketches of faithful Christian men and women who came from Yorkshire. Paperback; 160pp; R95.
Feed my Sheep, 1 & 2 Peter by William Van Doodewaard. A new addition to the Welwyn Commentary series. Paperback; 176pp; R105.
Touchy Topics by Melvin Tinker. In this book, where faith is seeking understanding, these and other subjects are probed with care, sensitivity, and faithfulness to the truth of Scripture Paperback; 200pp; R105.
The Pursuit, The Work of the Holy Spirit in Evangelism by Mike Mellor. Paperback; 148pp; R105.
And They Crucified Him, Gospel Teaching on the Death and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ by Alun Ebenezer. Paperback; 360pp; R160.
Radical Church: A Call to Rediscover the radical roots of the Christian Faith by John Caldwell. Paperback; 168pp; R95.
The Lion’s Honey, Grace for Flawed Christian leaders by John Benton. Lessons from the life of Samson. Paperback; 100pp; R65.
Marriage God’s Way by Richards and Jones. An A6 booklet; 12pp; R10.
Christians in the Community of the Dome by Julian Mann. An assessment of the flow of history in our time. Paperback; 100pp; R75.
Content yet Contending by Daniel R Hyde. Lessons from the book of Jude. Paperback: 138pp; R95.
Your Verdict on the Empty Tomb by Val grieve. Paperback; 80pp; R45.
Pilgrim Path: John Bunyan’s Journey by faith Cook. Paperback; 178pp; R95.
The Truth about Hell by John Blanchard. Paperback; 60pp; R40.