All across the United States, Protestant churches have forgotten their sacramental roots. The Lord's Supper has often been reduced to an empty memorial if it is even celebrated at all, and the contemporary Protestant church suffers greatly from this lapse.
In Holy Communion in the Piety of the Reformed Church, Hughes Oliphant Old uncovers the central importance of Holy Communion in the Reformed tradition. Beginning with Calvin and moving into modern times, Old pinpoints and explains the most pivotal developments in Reformed eucharistic theology—from the true nature of the communion elements to preparatory services and seasons. Along the way, he shows that our doctrine of the Lord's Supper is not merely an intellectual exercise; it has profound influence on the church's life and operations—on her piety.
This volume is both a scholarly exploration of Reformed tradition and a pastoral call to the contemporary church to rediscover the most potent truths and edifying practices of our Christian forefathers. In our day of debilitating liturgical innovations, Holy Communion proves yet again that God's truth on any subject is timeless and evergreen. Before we can display Christ fully in our day, we must recover a full commitment to biblical worship—in the Word preached as well as the Word made visible in the Lord's Supper.
Hardback, 864 pages.
New Title: Run with Endurance: The Triumph of Faith
This fresh look at the joys and challenges of sustaining the Christian walk will refuel your soul. What is the source of power to press on in faith? The twelfth chapter of Hebrews holds the key that opens the door to the greatest prize in heaven or on earth.
"Therefore... let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus."
Kenneth B. Wingate is a lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church (Associate Reformed Presbyterian), where he is an elder and Bible teacher. He is the author of A Father's Gift: Lessons from Proverbs, and is an occasional triathlete.
150 pages, paperback
New Title: Leading in Worship
Having become disillusioned with the shallowness, incoherence, and mancenteredness of mainstream contemporary Christian worship, a growing number of ministers and laypeople within the Protestant Church are beginning to recover the biblical roots of traditional Reformed worship. If you count yourself among this number, Leading in Worship was compiled for you.
Here is a rich profusion of liturgical material carefully selected from the various directories and prayer books published during the heyday of the Protestant Reformation and compiled into a robust liturgical directory with adaptable forms of worship appropriate for every occasion.
But this is more than just a directory of worship. Editor Terry Johnson also explains the importance and purpose of the different services, outlining the biblical foundations for the varied worship practices of the Reformers. Created for ministers, this book also edifies and encourages congregants by providing a biblical rationale for liturgical forms. Leading in Worship is a practical handbook of utmost importance to the modern reformation.
Hardback Cloth Cover with Dust Jacket; 356 pages.
by Kim Riddlebarger
The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament is a new exegetical commentary series published by Tolle Lege Press. The series, edited by Jon D. Payne, will be authored by sixteen ministers from five countries representing ten different Reformed denominations. The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary seeks to be rigorously exegetical, God-centered, redemptive-historical, sin-exposing, Gospel-trumpeting and teeming with practical application. It aims to encourage ministers, elders, seminarians and interested laypeople to rediscover the profound spiritual benefits of systematic expository preaching; that is, the faithful preaching of the "whole counsel of God" -- verse by verse, chapter by chapter, book by book. It also endeavors, by the power of the Spirit, to help Christ's kingdom disciples to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ" (II Peter 3:18).
Hardback: 512 Pages
by Christian Citizen
Our political situation is bleak: nation-building, rising taxes, broken election promises, immoral legislation and legislators… the list goes on and on. But we've allowed this to happen.
For the last 150 years, throngs of American evangelicals have surrendered under the white flag of pietism, refusing to enter the "worldly" political arena. By default, Christians have allowed God and His Word to be shut out of politics, enabling secularists to install a new Western Savior—the omnipotent State.
Political Christianity is a manual to help establish atruly biblical approach to politics. Impressively thorough yet concise, this readable book covers a great deal: from political presuppositions to biblical principles of government. It even provides practical insight into the pesky"lesser-of-two-evils" voting dilemma.
With this book, Christian Citizen joins the honorable ranks of anonymous American Patriots who have fought with their pens for the cause of liberty and justice under God. Christian Citizen is anyone who has taken the time to apply the Scriptures to every area of life, public and private. It's high time we all become true Christian Citizens. Think like a Christian. Then act like one privately and publically. This is your mission… whether or not you choose to accept it.
Political Christianity: A Call to Action is not for you…
You already take your Christian civil duties seriously. You recognize how far America has fallen from her once exemplary Christian republicanism. And you're doing what you can to reverse that: voting conscientiously, running for local office, supporting Christian legal and political movements with your money and time, teaching those around you about the history of the United States and the principles of biblical government…
No, this book is not for you. It's for your neighbor. Because if every American who claimed to be a Christian were doing what you're already doing, we wouldn't be in the mess we're in. So buy this book in bulk and give it to all your politically dormant Christian friends. It's easy to read and thorough, and it just might add a few more recruits to our numbers at this very crucial time in the battle for our nation.
by Rev. Dr. John V. Fesko
The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament is not meant to be an academic or highly technical series. There are many helpful exegetical commentaries written for that purpose. Rather, the aim is to provide lectio continua sermons which clearly and faithfully communicate the context, meaning, gravity and application of God's inerrant Word. Each volume of expositions aspires to be redemptive-historical, covenantal, Reformed and confessional, trinitarian, person-and-work-of-Christ-centered, and teeming with practical application. Therefore, the series will be a profound blessing to every Christian believer who longs to "grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ" (II Peter 3:18).
--from the Series Introduction by Dr. Jon D. Payne
by Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge
Americans are losing hope in the future. Patriotism is at an all-time low while partisanship is at an all-time high. But we have the remedy! White Hall Press is pleased to release this rare American treasure back into print after 117 years!
In Hero Tales of American History, one of our most legendary Presidents & Congressmen retell the stories and glories of America's greatest heroes. This is a book for the whole family. Read it to your children because they will NOT hear these stories in the government schools.
Written by Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge, this special edition has been re-typeset and features rare historical images from the prestigious collection of The American Vision.
History should not be a dry and boring rehearsal of places, dates, and events. This book—originally published in 1895—was designed to revive the venerable Christian tradition of charting the topography of the past. It was meant to bring the tales of forgotten American heroes back to the fore of the American story. Comprised of true tales, to be sure, the authors wrote them to read like valiant fables and not like vapid facts.
Henry Cabot Lodge met Theodore Roosevelt when the two young men first came to Washington D.C. at the advent of their public service careers. Lodge was an accomplished first-term congressman representing Massachusetts. Roosevelt was a newly appointed Federal Civil Service Commissioner, already having gained national attention as an irrepressible reformer in the notorious snarl of New York politics. The two became fast friends.
Both were deeply devout and scrupulously moral, then as now, rather rare traits in Washington. And both men eventually were to go on to have stellar careers and leave indelible marks on American history.
Just a few years after they met, they co-wrote this collection of historical profiles and vignettes. It was their favorite project, and it remained so throughout their lives. Reading it today reveals much about the strength that both men drew from their relationship. Ted, the firstborn of Roosevelt's brood, asserts: "[This] book not only provides portraits of a fistful of American heroes, it portrays the way a collaborative friendship can shape the destiny of a nation."
by Joel McDurmon
Bring up the issue of alcohol in your local church and you're bound to hear many different views and opinions on how the Christian should respond. In reality though, the only view that matters is the biblical one. Whether Christians want to imbibe or abstain, the first question that must be answered is "What Would Jesus Drink?"
With a compelling combination of biblical theology, scriptural exegesis, and Jewish cultural history, author Joel McDurmon takes on the question with a clarity and honesty that is as refreshing as it is rare. Taking a neutral corner in any debate is not McDurmon's style, and it is certainly not the strategy of this book. He does not stop with simply answering the title question, instead he goes on to show that food and drink, and the act of eating or drinking itself, have for far too long been taken for granted by modern Christians. What Would Jesus Drink? A Spirit-Filled Study is not just another dull book about Christian doctrine and practice; it is a rich and full study of the goodness and grace of God. It is an intensely practical book about the joy of celebration and the blessings of covenant community.
Tolle Lege Press launches new site, LectioContinua.com
The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary on the New Testament is a new exegetical commentary series published by Tolle Lege Press. The series will be authored by sixteen ministers from five countries representing ten different Reformed denominations. The Lectio Continua Expository Commentary seeks to be rigorously exegetical, God-centered, redemptive-historical, sin-exposing, Gospel-trumpeting and teeming with practical application. It aims to encourage ministers, elders, seminarians and interested laypeople to rediscover the profound spiritual benefits of systematic expository preaching; that is, the faithful preaching of the .whole counsel of God. -- verse by verse, chapter by chapter, book by book. It also endeavors, by the power of the Spirit, to help Christ.s kingdom disciples to .grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. (II Peter 3:18).
Eyewitnesses To His Majesty: A First Century Account of The Christ and His Apostles
In this modernized reading of Luke and Acts from the 1599 Geneva Bible, you will experience the life of Jesus Christ and the early history of the Christian Church as never before. With chapter and verse divisions removed and formatted for easier reading, Luke's studious 2-volume historical work comes alive. As the lone Gentile author of any of the 66 books of the Bible, Luke provides a unique perspective on Christ and the early church. He understood well that Jesus came, not only as Israel's long-awaited Messiah, but also to give light to everyone who sat in darkness (Luke 1:79). As one of the apostle Paul's traveling companions, Luke was instrumental in taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the uttermost parts of the Roman empire, even to the city of Rome itself, where he alone remained by the apostle's side as he awaited execution under the emperor Nero (2 Timothy 4:11). Luke's faithful reporting of these first century events—both the ones he carefully researched and the ones he witnessed firsthand—are a much needed reminder to our modern age that even though nearly two thousand years have come and gone, Jesus Christ is still the most important, and controversial, figure to have ever walked the face of this earth; and his question to the disciples is still the most important question that each one of us must answer: "Who do you say that I am?" (Luke 9:20)
Harmony of the Westminster Confession and Catechisms
In this wonderful volume, Dr. Morton H. Smith helpfully lists together the various corresponding parts of the Westminster Confession and Catechisms. This harmony will be of invaluable use for Bible Studies, Sunday Schools, as well as other venues.
Tolle Lege Press Launches Christian News Site, Zionica.com
Tolle Lege has launched a new web site, Zionica.com. Ten new articles on the impact of Christianity around the world are posted each weekday. Your comments are welcome and encouraged! You can also sign-up to have the daily news sent to your email inbox by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Subscribe" in the subject line.
1599 Geneva Bible - Patriot's Edition (Hardback)
Between 1560 and 1599, The Geneva Bible was providentially unleashed upon a dark, discouraged, downtrodden English speaking world. Just when it looked as if the Machiavellian, Divine Right kings, such as the Tudors of England, were about to drive Christendom back to the days of Caesar worship, a Bible appeared that set the stage for a Christian Reformation of life and culture the likes of which the world had never seen. By the time of the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, just 28 years after the first printing of the Geneva Bible, it was already being said of the English that they were becoming a .people of the Book.. The results of a people reading and obeying the Word of God were the explosion of faith, character, the first missionary movement in history, literature, economic blessing, and political and religious freedom.