RHB’s New Release

Danny Hyde and Shane Lems, Planting, Watering, and Growing: Planting Confessionally Reformed Churches in the 21st Century

As a response to the unique challenges facing the twenty-first-century American church, church planting has become a popular topic. But at a time when churches that spread the seed of the Word through preaching, the sacraments, and prayer are greatly needed, much of the focus has been on planting churches that adapt pop culture to meet “consumer demand.”  In Planting, Watering, Growing, the authors of this collection of essays weave together theological wisdom, personal experiences, and practical suggestions, guiding readers through the foundations and methods of planting confessional churches that uphold the Word of God.

You can view the sample pages here.

Table of Contents:

Foreword: Was the Reformation Missions-Minded?—Michael S. Horton
Introduction—Daniel R. Hyde and Shane Lems

Part 1: The Foundation of Planting Churches
1     The Fruitful Grain of Wheat—Brian Vos
2     The Sovereign Spirit of Missions: Thoughts on Acts 16:6–10 and Church Planting—Daniel R. Hyde
3     The Reformed Confessions and Missions—Wes Bredenhof
4     No Church, No Problem?—Michael S. Horton

Part 2: The Methods of Planting Churches
5     Church Planting Principles from the Book of Acts—Daniel R. Hyde
6     Heart Preparation in Church Planting—Paul T. Murphy
7     Church Planting: A Covenantal and Organic Approach—Paul T. Murphy
8     Planning the Plant: Some Thoughts on Preparing to Plant a New Church—Kim Riddlebarger

Part 3: The Work of Planting Churches
9     On Being a Church Planter—Daniel R. Hyde
10     Being a Welcoming Church Plant—Kevin Efflandt
11     Flock and Family: A Biblical Balance—Shane Lems
12     Declare His Praise among the Nations: Public Worship as the Heart of Evangelism—Daniel R. Hyde
13     “How’s the Food?” The Church Plant’s Most Important Ingredient—Michael G. Brown
14     Church Membership and the Church Plant—Michael G. Brown
15     Shepherding Toward Maturity, Part 1: The Authority in Church Planting— Spencer Aalsburg
16     Shepherding Toward Maturity, Part 2: Identifying a Mature Church Plant— Spencer Aalsburg
17     Motivation: The Planting Church and the Planted Church—Eric Tuininga

Part 4: The Context of Planting Churches
18     Church Planting in a Melting Pot—Shane Lems
19     The Cultural Factor in Church Planting—Mitchell Persaud
20     Growing Contextually Reformed Churches: Oxymoron or Opportunity?—Phil Grotenhuis
21     Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?—Michael S. Horton

About the Editors: Daniel R. Hyde and Shane Lems are the church planters and pastors of the Oceanside United Reformed Church in Carlsbad/Oceanside, California, and United Reformed Church of Sunnyside in Sunnyside, Washington.

Contributors: Michael S. Horton, Brian Vos, Wes Bredenhof, Paul T. Murphy, Kim Riddlebarger, Kevin Efflandt, Michael G. Brown, Spencer Aalsburg, Eric Tuininga, Mitchell Persaud, Phil Grotenhuis

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Welcome to a Reformed Church

Review: Daniel R. Hyde, Welcome to a Reformed Church: A Guide for Pilgrims. Reformation Trust: Orlando, 2010. pp.

URC church planter Daniel Hyde felt the need for a clear, concise, and cogent piece of literature to give out to the droves of visitors, inquirers, and curious onlookers that would wander into his church. In order to create something like this, Hyde started over 7 years ago, writing and planning a book that would be more than a mere booklet or a small pamphlet, yet not intimidating to those that did not know of the Reformed faith. The result became Welcome to the Reformed Church, which is trying to get across exactly that—Welcome! Rev. Hyde would like to see those that have specific questions, tend to wonder, or would like to understand what Reformed Church truly is, to be able to get some answers in less than 150 pages. But what makes Rev. Hyde’s book different from those that have tried to do the same in the past, is that Hyde follows the emphases that his own confessions hold, and writes as a former outsider of the Reformed faith in a conversational way. This is extremely helpful to the non-Reformed or the New-Reformed individuals as they are able to see the distinctions of the Reformed Church and differences that had once stood out to Rev. Hyde himself before he became Reformed in confession and practice.

The purpose behind Rev. Hyde’s book is to show exactly what the “roots” are of the Confessional Reformed church—from what they believe and how they live, to where they came from and how they worship God. Hyde lets his thesis be known right from his introduction on pages xxv-xxvi, saying:

“While there are variations from one Reformed church to another, what I hope to communicate to you in this basic welcome to the Reformed churches as a whole can be summarized in three points. First, Reformed churches are Christian churches. They are Christian churches because they believe the Bible is the Word of God, that there is only one God who exists eternally as a Trinity, and that Jesus Christ our Savior is both God and man. Reformed churches hold these beliefs in common with all Christians in all times and places. In the words of Vincent of Lerins (d. 450), “We hold that faith which has been believed everywhere, always, by all.” Second, Reformed churches are Protestant churches along with Lutheran churches because they reject the claims of the pope to be the head of the church, acknowledging instead that Jesus Christ is the Head of His church, and that He rules and governs His church by His Word and His Spirit, not by the dictates of men. Third, Reformed churches are just that—Reformed churches. They are a subset of Protestant churches in that they believe sinful humans are saved by grace alone, from eternity past to eternity future, and that we experience this grace of God earned for us by Christ alone when the Holy Spirit uses certain means that God has appointed in the church: the preaching of the Word of God, which is the Bible, and the celebration of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.”

Rev. Hyde then supports his thesis by focusing on the most important issues dealing with the Reformed Church through its history, such as: What are their roots? Why does the church have confessions? Scripture as the final authority, God’s making of covenants with mankind, What is Justification? What is sanctification? What makes a church? What is worship? and How are preaching and the sacraments the means of grace today?

Rev. Hyde starts the first chapter of his book with a brief history—or “roots” as he calls them—saying to his readers, “Although you may never have been in a Reformed church, we did not just come out of nowhere. We’ve been around the block a few times.” After this, Rev. Hyde shows the importance of why it is necessary to explain what the Reformed Church’s creeds and confessions are, and then details their doctrinal emphases for the reader in chapter two. Moving on throughout the book, another chapter which stands out is chapter 5: “Justification: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Christ Alone.” This is the article upon which the church stands or falls; the hinges upon which true religion turns; the heartbeat of heaven; and the pulse of the pilgrim.

Two other chapters that also stand out from the others are chapters 8 (on worship) and chapter 9 (on the means of grace in the Reformed Church). As Rev. Hyde told me recently when I asked him about these two chapters in an interview I had with him:

“Not only is evangelicalism a churchless phenomenon—meaning, that the doctrine and nature of the church is utterly neglected—but much of what is passing itself off as “Reformed” today has no real semblance of ecclesiology. Sure there are great preachers out there and people who believe in the so-called five points of Calvinism, but it’s just evangelicalism with the doctrine of election added on. All this to say that I want visitors to my church, and those who may visit other churches, to know that we have a high regard for the church. Worship is our chief end as the Westminster Catechisms state and it is the context in which God meets with his people through the means he has appointed: Word and sacraments.”

Rev. Hyde finishes his book on the Reformed Church with a little extra for those that read beyond chapter 9. He includes 2 appendixes that are most useful for the reader to further study about the Reformed Church. Appendix 1 is a basic “question and answer” of the some of the remaining questions one may have about the Reformed Church. Appendix 2 is a bibliography for those that wish to seek further study on a number of different areas in relationship to the Reformed Church, including theology, covenant, God, Jesus Christ, Holy Spirit, history, liturgy, and community.  Rev. Hyde hopes to settle the dispute today among American evangelicalism of what Reformed really is in 3-points: Reformed is Christian, Reformed is Protestant, and Reformed is only Reformed churches, nothing else.

A Methodist would never call himself a Baptist, nor would a Lutheran ever called himself Catholic; it simply would make no sense at all. More still, a Lutheran would never call himself a Reformed-Lutheran for only agreeing on John Calvin’s Soteriology. Today in American evangelicalism, with the growth of John Calvin’s Soteriology in many different circles, comes the title in which many New-Calvinists claim to be: “Reformed.”

Rev. Hyde provides the much-needed definition and historical value, and what it truly means to be a part of a Confessional/Historical Reformed Church. In less than 150-pages, Hyde defines and gives proof of the much used word “Reformed”—what it truly means in its’ historical setting and what the Reformed Church was, and is still today. Additionally, Hyde lays out the foundation and the history of the Reformed Church, examines why they use confessions, and what key doctrines make up the identity of the Reformed Church in today’s culture. If one is new to the term Calvinism, this book should surely help them understand the historical/confessional Reformed faith that lies in churches today. If one is a New-Calvinist, this book is a must read so as to understand what it means to be truly Reformed in its’ historical definition and identity. If one is in a Reformed Church already, this book will give a great reminder of who you are, what it is you came from, and why you believe the truths of the gospel in the way you do.

No matter where you are at in the Christian Faith, Welcome to a Reformed Church must be read for its defining of what and why the Reformed Church truly is what it is today. Furthermore, reading this book will—if nothing else—make you consider and reflect on why you are what you are, and what you believe in the Christian faith.


Welcome to a Reformed Church, by Danny Hyde

Book: Rev. Daniel Hyde, Welcome to a Reformed Church: A Guide for Pilgrims. (Reformation Trust: Orlando FL, 2010).

Essentials: Rev. Daniel R. Hyde is senior minister of the Oceanside United Reformed Church in Oceanside, California. He is the author of a number of different books such as; Jesus Loves the Little Children, What to Expect in Reformed Worship, The Good Confession, God With Us, In Living Color, and most recently Welcome to a Reformed Church published by Reformation Trust of Orlando Florida in March, 2010. Welcome to a Reformed Church retails at $12.00 and can be purchased through Ligonier’s bookstore at a number of group prices.

  • 1-5 ———- $9.60 each
  • 6-25 ——– $ 7.80 each
  • 26-99 —— $ 5.40 each
  • 100+ ——- $3.00 each

Reformation Trust book description states,

“Who are these guys?” That was the question the teenage Daniel R. Hyde posed to his father when he first encountered “Reformed” believers. With their unique beliefs and practices, these Christians didn’t fit any of the categories in his mind. Not so many years later, Hyde is now Rev. Daniel R. Hyde, a pastor of a Reformed church. Recognizing that many are on the outside looking in, just as he once was, he wrote Welcome to a Reformed Church: A Guide for Pilgrims to explain what Reformed churches believe and why they structure their life and worship as they do.”

Reason: The purpose behind Rev. Hyde’s book is to show exactly what are the “roots” of the real Reformed church, to what the believe, how they live, where they came from and how they worship God.

Thesis: The thesis of Rev. Hyde’s book can be found in his introduction on pages xxv-xxvi:

“While there are variations from one Reformed church to another, what I hope to communicate to you in this basic welcome to the Reformed churches as a whole can be summarized in three points. First, Reformed churches are Christian churches. They are Christian churches because they believe the Bible is the Word of God, that there is only one God who exists eternally as a Trinity, and that Jesus Christ our Savior is both God and man. Reformed churches hold these beliefs in common with all Christians in all times and places. In the words of Vincent of Lerins (d. 450), “We hold that faith which has been believed everywhere, always, by all.” Second, Reformed churches are Protestant churches along with Lutheran churches because they reject the claims of the pope to be the head of the church, acknowledging instead that Jesus Christ is the Head of His church, and that He rules and governs His church by His Word and His Spirit, not by the dictates of men. Third, Reformed churches are just that—Reformed churches. They are a subset of Protestant churches in that they believe sinful humans are saved by grace alone, from eternity past to eternity future, and that we experience this grace of God earned for us by Christ alone when the Holy Spirit uses certain means that God has appointed in the church: the preaching of the Word of God, which is the Bible, and the celebration of the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper.”

Rev. Hyde hopes to settle the dispute today among American-Evangelicalism what really is Reformed in 3-points, Reformed is Christian, Reformed is Protestant, and Reformed is only Reformed churches, nothing else.

Development: Rev. Hyde supports his thesis by focusing in the most important issues dealing with Christianity through its’ history, like: What are their roots, why does the church have confessions, scripture as the final authority, God’s making of covenants with mankind, what is Justification, what is sanctification, what makes a church, what is worship, and how are preaching and the sacraments the means of grace today?

Who is Daniel Hyde?
Rev. Daniel R. Hyde is the church planter and minister of the Oceanside United Reformed Church, a congregation of the United Reformed Churches in North America, in Carlsbad, California. He is married to his college sweetheart, Karajean, and they have three sons, Cyprian, Caiden, and Daxton.

Baptized into the Roman Catholic Church, converted at 17 1/2 in a Foursquare Church, educated at an Assemblies of God liberal arts college, and served as a youth pastor in a non-denominational church while in college, Danny came to experience the joy and assurance that he was justified by faith through the writings of the Puritans. After his undergraduate work in the department of religion (BA, Vanguard University) Danny attended Westminster Seminary California (MDiv) and became the church planter of the Oceanside URC in February 2000, which he has served ever since.

Danny is currently a Master of Theology (ThM) candidate at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His thesis advisor and mentor is Dr. Joel Beeke and his proposed thesis is on a neglected aspect in seventeenth century studies: the liturgical theology of the English Congregationalist, John Owen. Lord willing, he will complete this thesis and graduate in May 2010.

Welcome to a Reformed Church Format

Abbreviations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . xii
Foreword by Dr . Guy Prentiss Waters .  .  .  .    xiii
Acknowledgments  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  xxi
Introduction: Welcome to a New World  . . . . xxiii

1 Roots: our History . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
2 Confessions: Doctrinal Foundations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
3 Scripture: the Final Authority  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
4 Covenant: God’s story  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  51
5 Justification: Grace Alone, Faith Alone, Christ Alone  .  .  71
6 Sanctification: the Christian Life  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  87
7 Church: Distinguishing Marks  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .103
8 Worship: of God, by God, for God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
9 Preaching & Sacraments: Means of Grace . . . . . . . . . . . . 131

Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143
Appendix I: Questions & Answers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .145
Appendix II: A Basic Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  155
Index I: scripture References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163
Index II: Confessions References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Index III: subjects & Names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 173

Back matter: “Who are these guys?” That was the question the teenage Daniel R. Hyde posed to his father when he first encountered “Reformed” believers. With their unique beliefs and practices, these Christians didn’t fit any of the categories in his mind.

Not so many years later, Hyde is now Rev. Daniel R. Hyde, a pastor of a Reformed church. Recognizing that many are on the outside looking in, just as he once was, he wrote Welcome to a Reformed Church: A Guide for Pilgrims to explain what Reformed churches believe and why they structure their life and worship as they do.

In layman’s terms, Rev. Hyde sketches the historical roots of the Reformed churches, their scriptural and confessional basis, their key beliefs, and the ways in which those beliefs are put into practice. The result is a roadmap for those encountering the Reformed world for the first time and a primer for those who want to know more about their Reformed heritage.

Summary: A Methodist would never call himself a Baptist, nor would a Lutheran ever called he a Catholic; it simply would make no sense at all! Better yet, a Lutheran would never call himself a Reformed-Lutheran for only agreeing on John Calvin’s Soteriology. Today in American evangelicalism, with the growth of John Calvin’s Soteriology in many different circles, comes the title in which many New-Calvinist claim, “Reformed.” Rev. Hyde places the much-needed definition, historical value, and what it truly means to be a part of a true Reformed church. In less than 160-pages Rev. Daniel Hyde defines and gives proof of the much used word “Reformed,” truly means in its’ historical setting and what the Reformed Church is today.

Rev. Hyde lays out the foundation, the history, why confessions, and what the doctrine is of a true Reformed Church in today’s culture. If new to the term Calvinism, this book should surely help you understand the true Reformed faith that lies in their churches today. If a New-Calvinist, this book is a must read, so that you understand what it means to be truly Reformed in its’ historical definition, and identity. If in a Reformed Church already, this book will give a great reminder of who you are, what it is you came from, and why you believe the truths of the Gospel in the way you do. No matter where you are at in the Christian Faith, Welcome to a Reformed Church must be read for its’ defining of what truly the Reformed Church is today, and why. No matter if your Reformed, New-Reformed, or nothing at all, reading the book will at least make you wonder why you are what you are, and what you believe in the Christian faith.

You can read a sample chapter here.


Welcome to a Reformed Church

Available from Reformation Trust here.

Samples: Chapter One, “Roots: Our History” .pdf here.

Taken from Reformation Trust Publishing,

“Who are these guys?” That was the question the teenage Daniel R. Hyde posed to his father when he first encountered “Reformed” believers. With their unique beliefs and practices, these Christians didn’t fit any of the categories in his mind.

Not so many years later, Hyde is now Rev. Daniel R. Hyde, a pastor of a Reformed church. Recognizing that many are on the outside looking in, just as he once was, he wrote Welcome to a Reformed Church: A Guide for Pilgrims to explain what Reformed churches believe and why they structure their life and worship as they do.

In layman’s terms, Rev. Hyde sketches the historical roots of the Reformed churches, their scriptural and confessional basis, their key beliefs, and the ways in which those beliefs are put into practice. The result is a roadmap for those encountering the Reformed world for the first time and a primer for those who want to know more about their Reformed heritage.

Endorsements:

“In the providence of God through Rev. Daniel Hyde, you have in your hands an excellent instrument to use in developing the life and ministry of new members, church leaders, and all disciples. This book illustrates the blessings of the historical legacy of the Reformed church with confessional integrity to equip believers and churches with evangelical breadth and theological depth. This is sound doctrine for sound lives. The key to the apostolic church is prominently displayed and easily accessible throughout the pages of Welcome to a Reformed Church.”

—Dr. Harry L. Reeder, III, Senior pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church (PCA), Birmingham, Alabama

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“As one who has made much the same journey as I did, Rev. Hyde offers a thoughtful and compelling guide to the distinctive emphases of the Reformed churches for those coming to them. He explains how those wonderful doctrines are worked out in the life and worship of Reformed and Presbyterian churches. If only I had had a book like Rev. Hyde’s Welcome to a Reformed Church, my own journey would have been a bit easier, for I would have had someone to ‘connect the dots’ for me.”

—Dr. Kim Riddlebarger, Senior pastor, Christ Reformed Church (URCNA), Anaheim, California

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“Daniel Hyde has written an invaluable road map for pilgrims new and old so they can know what Reformed churches believe and why. With this book, Christians can navigate the often-confusing landscape of different denominations and understand what makes Reformed churches unique and, more important, biblical. Pastor Hyde’s work is clear, succinct, informative, and faithful to the Scriptures. I highly recommend this work to anyone who desires to understand the theological pillars of the Reformed faith.”

—Dr. J. V. Fesko, Academic dean and associate professor of systematic theology, Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, California

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“Daniel Hyde’s popular introduction to the Reformed faith will prove a wonderful tool for busy pastors who are looking for help in welcoming new believers into membership in the local church. Welcome to a Reformed Church will also serve as a kind of road map for those who are new to the Reformed faith—to its history, confessions, doctrinal commitments, and patterns of worship and ministry. In its own way, this book is a great example of the kind of ‘hospitality’ Reformed churches are called to show to those whom the Lord is gathering into their fellowship by His Spirit and Word.”

—Dr. Cornelis Venema, President and professor of doctrinal studies, Mid-America Reformed Seminary, Dyer, Indiana

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“As a minister in a Reformed church, I am delighted to be able to commend this book by Daniel Hyde, as it provides one of the most useful studies of the basics of Reformed belief, worship, and practice that I have come across. I will be commending it not only for people wishing to know more about the basics of the Reformed faith, but also for those who sit in Reformed churches and need to know more deeply their own heritage.”

—Dr. Mark Jones, Pastor, Faith Presbyterian Church (PCA), Vancouver, British Columbia

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“Daniel Hyde has done the church (and church planters) a great service by giving us this well-written, concise, easy-to-understand book explaining what it means to be a ‘Reformed’ church. Yet, at the same time, this is a theologically deep book that will send us back to Scripture and our confessions so that we might understand just what the church really is. In a day of great doctrinal confusion, especially about the church, I know of no better tool to give to those who want to know more about Reformed churches.”

—Rev. Kevin Efflandt, Pastor, Bellingham United Reformed Church (URCNA), Bellingham, Washington

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“As a fellow import to the Reformed faith from the Pentecostal/ charismatic movement, I can say that Daniel Hyde has summarized our Reformed distinctives in a clear and concise manner, answer- ing many of the questions modern evangelicals ask. I heartily commend this book to newcomers in my church and all Reformed churches.”

—Rev. Jerrold Lewis, Pastor, Lacombe Free Reformed Church (FRCNA), Lacombe, Alberta


Puritan Audio Resources

My seminarian brother Danny Hyde has posted a selected audio resources on the puritans.


Meet the Puritans

Wanted to make known that one of my seminary brothers Danny Hyde has joined up with Mark Jones and Rowland Ward on a new blog called, “Meet the Puritans.

Danny says,

“The purpose of this website is to promote the seventeenth century English Puritans. We intend to do this by means of original research, theological and devotional commentary upon the writings of the Puritans, reviews of books about the Puritans, recommendations of books about the Puritans, and by providing Recommended Reading of helpful materials in your study of the Puritans.”

From their welcome,

“Welcome to Meet the Puritans! This website is a collaborative effort. You can read about the contributors in the Author Profiles page at the top left of the home page.

The purpose of this website is to promote the seventeenth century English Puritans. We intend to do this by means of original research, theological and devotional commentary upon the writings of the Puritans, reviews of books about the Puritans, recommendations of books about the Puritans, and by providing Recommended Reading of helpful materials in your study of the Puritans.

You’ll notice just below the header image on the home page several categories. These are intended to give you a quick reference to posts we’ve made concerning book reviews, the Puritan’s doctrine as well use of that doctrine, and our favorite Puritans most of all, John OwenThomas Goodwin, andThomas Manton.”

Books by Daniel Hyde:

Jesus Loves the Little Children: Why We Baptize Children

hyde_jesus_loves_the_little_children__82823_thumbWhile a Reformed understanding of God’s sovereignty is becoming more acceptable among evangelicals, many people still struggle to accept infant baptism as legitimate practice of the church. Much of this resistance is due to a misunderstanding of the Reformed position, as well as a different perspective on the biblical views of God’s covenantal relations with families. In this book, Daniel R. Hyde provides a helpful assessment of infant baptism, arguing cogently for its validity while remaining sympathetic to skeptical readers.

With Heart and Mouth: An Exposition of the Belgic Confession

hyde_heart_and_mouth__35058_thumbThe Belgic Confession contains doctrine that is worth dying for, as its author and many adherents learned all too well. Opponents of the Belgic Confession have put its adherents to death because, through this powerful document, the church speaks its prophetic biblical message to the world in which it exists. Yet because this confession of faith has been neglected far too long in the Reformed churches, author Daniel Hyde offers a necessary, fresh exposition and application of its doctrine in the twenty-first century, with the hope of setting the Reformed churches on fire for their historic Christian, Protestant, and Reformed faith in the midst of a cold and lifeless world.

In Living Color: Images of Christ and the Means of Grace

hyde_in_living_color__81621_thumbWhile man has universally and perpetually desired the visual in his relationship with God, God has given His people the Word and sacraments as manifestations of His presence until Christ comes again, visibly and corporeally—in living color. This is the classic Reformed exegesis of Scripture as expressed in its confessions. Forward by Joel R. Beeke.

God with Us: Knowing the Mystery of Who Jesus Is

god_with_us_small__12943_thumbJESUS. The name means so many things to so many people. This book has as its aim to know Jesus. In order to know Him experientially and personally we must know what the Bible says about Him. To come to this knowledge we must delve into the holy mysteries of the Word of God and the historic Christian faith. Whether you are a skeptic, an agnostic, an inquirer, or a convinced Christian, this book is meant to cause you to consider the mysteries that Jesus claimed of Himself that you too might join the cloud of witnesses that no man can number, confessing the name of Jesus—“God with us.”


A Interview with Daniel Hyde on Images of Christ

About a month a go, I got the chance to set down and interview Daniel Hyde on his newest tile, In Living Color: Images of Christ and the Means of Grace.

Thanks to Dirk Naves for putting together this video.


In Living Color: Images of Christ and the Means of Grace

Hyde_in living colorRHB now has Danny Hyde’s new title. See here.

While man has universally and perpetually desired the visual in his relationship with God, God has given His people the Word and sacraments as manifestations of His presence until Christ comes again, visibly and corporeally—in living color. This is the classic Reformed exegesis of Scripture as expressed in its confessions. Forward by Joel R. Beeke.