Library: May 2015

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“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and soul and strength”

 We are off to an excellent start with 18 registered members (individuals or families) and 10 (~ 25%) of original items loaned out to them.

Thanks to several generous donations (and some yet to come), we are already approaching 100 volumes (most additions to be ready for lending this week).


Library Overview & Lending Info



 New Media (click to see all):


Many children’s books added – Bible, Biographies, etc.:  by Sinclair Ferguson, William Boekestein, Simonetta Carr, etc.

Also: apologetics, preaching, conflict resolution, catechism, and so on…



 Tolle Lege:  ‘Take up and Read’


Living in God's Two Kingdoms  Living in God’s Two Kingdoms, by David VanDrunen.  Do you sometimes wonder how we are to think about and live our lives, in a truly biblical manner, as dual citizens of both this present life and, with the eyes of faith firmly set on the future, of the world to come as those gifted with a unique and almost unbelievable destiny?  Thanks to a generous donation, we have received four copies of this profoundly insightful, solidly grounded, very valuable book, written at an accessible (i.e., easily readable) adult level.  VanDrunen is  a trained lawyer and currently professor of systematic theology and Christian ethics at Westminster Seminary California.  Get a copy, read, and grow in your understanding of God’s revelation of Himself today!



Lady Jane Grey

Lady Jane Grey, by Simonetta Carr.  Another in this series (10 currently) of Simonetta Carr’s well written, illustrated, and produced series of biographies for ages ~7 – adult.  Living only until her execution at age 17 and ruling England for less than two weeks, Lady Jane Grey is still remembered for her intelligence and steadfast defense of the gospel. Declared by the dying (Protestant) King Edward as his successor to the throne – instead of his half-sister Mary as his father’s will decreed – his quick decision caused confusion for Jane’s succession, which was quickly overcome by Mary’s gathering forces and Naval support.  This fascinating children’s biography features full-page original illustrations, photographs of places she lived, and easy-to-understand text that conveys the gospel-values that Lady Jane held dear. The biography is based on documented facts and avoids the unsubstantiated myths that have woven themselves around Jane (such as the story of the cruel parents). Finalist at the 2013 San Diego Awards Association.”



 Meet the Author(s):


Gospel for Real Life Jerry Bridges:  Born in Tyler, Texas in 1929, Dr. Bridges, speaker and staff member of the Navigators since 1955 and a remarried widower, has been writing solid, clear, and deep but easily understood Christian books since 1978.  Dr. Bridges was a U.S. Navy officer during the Korean War and is author of ~ 20 books, some of which are now classics of Christian living / doctrine, drawn from the deep historic wells and reservoirs of Scripture and Reformed writings.  Among his very helpful works are “The Gospel for Real Life” and “Holiness Day by Day” an outstanding daily devotional.   According to R.C. Sproul, a dean of American reformed theologians, “When Jerry Bridges speaks, I listen.”



 Free Electronic / Online Resource(s):


Crossway is offering free 150 mb downloads of their ESV Global Study Bible (click here) – suitable for Kindle, Ipad, smartphones, computers, etc.  Also soon to be on free on Amazon Cloud / Kindle service.




Click the links below for:

1) Main CDRC Library Page

2) All Library Media

3) Search By Title, Author, Publisher, etc.

4) Library Overview & Lending Info

5) Coram Deo Church Site




Some books we are looking to add (from Riddelbarger’s site):

Basics of Reformed Thinking and Living:

Sacred Bond: Covenant Theology Explored, by Michael G. Brown, Zach Keele

An Unexpected Journey: Discovering Reformed Christianity, by W. Robert Godfrey

Introducing Covenant Theology, by Michael Horton

The Goldsworthy Trilogy: (Gospel and Kingdom, Gospel and Wisdom, The Gospel in Revelation), by Graeme Goldsworthy

A Better Way: Rediscovering the Drama of God-Centered Worship, by Michael Horton 

For Calvinism, by Michael S. Horton

Reformation Sketches: Insights into Luther, Calvin, and the Confessions, by W. Robert Godfrey

Debating Calvinism: Five Points, Two Views, by Dave Hunt, James White

The Potter’s Freedom: A Defense of the Reformation and the Rebuttal of Norman Geisler’s Choosen But Free, by James R. White

Tell the Truth: The Whole Gospel Wholly by Grace Communicated Truthfully and Lovingly, by Will Metzger 

Jesus Loves the Little Children: Why We Baptize Children, by Daniel R. Hyde


Creeds and Confessions:

Commentary of Dr. Zacharias Ursinus on the Heidelberg Catechism, by Z. Ursinus

The Church’s Book of Comfort, by Willem Spijker

Christs Churches Purely Reformed: A Social History of Calvinism, by Professor Philip Benedict

The Grace of Godliness: An Introduction to Doctrine and Piety in the Canons of Dort, by Matthew Barrett

Introduction to the Heidelberg Catechism, An: Sources, History, and Theology (Texts and Studies in Reformation and Post-Reformation Thought), by Lyle Bierma, Charles Gunnoe, Karin Maag

A Firm Foundation: An Aid to Interpreting the Heidelberg Catechism (Texts and Studies in Reformation and Post-Reformation Thought), by Caspar Olevianus, Lyle D. Bierma

Belgic Confession, The: Its History and Sources (Texts and Studies in Reformation and Post-Reformation Thought), by Nicolaas Gootjes

Our Only Comfort : A Comprehensive Commentary on the Heidelberg Catechism(2 Volume Set), by Fred H. Klooster

The Duke of Alba, by Henry Kamen

The Tailor-King: The Rise and Fall of the Anabaptist Kingdom of Muenster, by Anthony Arthur

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