The Glory of Grace: The Story of the Canons of Dort (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2012)
“Believers who cherish the biblical teaching of salvation by grace alone through the work of Christ alone will be pleased with the publication of this book. William Boekestein has done a fine service for children and their parents (and, I might add, grandparents) who want their children to know the story of the preservation of this teaching by the great Synod of Dort in the early seventeenth century. May this book serve to ‘tell the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders that he has done’ (Ps. 78:4).”
Cornelis P. Venema
President of Mid-America Reformed Seminary
It’s rare for children—or even adults—in our day to have roots holding them to their Christian heritage. The Glory of Grace: the Story of the Synod of Dort attempts to help remedy this situation. Parents who teach the doctrines of grace can use this book to acquaint their children with an important time in the church’s history, a time when faithfulness to these doctrines was at stake.
Author of Training Hearts, Teaching Minds: Family Devotions Based on the Shorter Catechism and several other books
The Quest for Comfort: The Story of the Heidelberg Catechism (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2011)
“It is never too early to begin teaching our children the truth. And what better way is there than to introduce them to one of the finest summaries of that truth ever written: the Heidelberg Catechism. The nice thing about this little book (which is a short introduction to it) is that it will surely encourage our children to want to learn what this Catechism teaches.”
-G.I. Williamson, (Author of The Heidelberg Catechism: A Study Guide)
Faithfulness under Fire: The Story of Guido de Bres (Grand Rapids: Reformation Heritage Books, 2010)
Publisher’s Description: The life of Guido de Bres teaches us that we can find enduring hope in the gospel of Jesus Christ, even during persecution. Author William Boekestein sensitively tells the story of de Bres for children, guiding them through his turbulent life and times- from his birth in 1522 in a small Belgium town, to his call to the ministry and study under Reformers such as John Calvin and Theodore Beza, to his authorship of the Belgic Confession and a life of suffering, to his martyr’s death in 1567. Skillfully crafted illustrations and an easy-to-understand narrative combine to capture the interests-and admiration-of the entire family for this amazing Reformation hero.
Purchase, “Faithfulness under Fire.”
RHB Sales Sheet for “Faithfulness under Fire”
Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian: A Study of Jonah with Questions (Carbondale, PA: Covenant Reformed Church, 2009)
“Bill Boekestein’s little book on Jonah is everything that an introductory Bible Study guide should be: exegetically faithful, doctrinally sound, practically helpful, experientially warm, and colorfully written—all accompanied by prompting study questions. With the Spirit’s blessing, Life Lessons from a Calloused Christian will ‘de-callous’ those who use it diligently and prayerfully, and make them pliant in the hands of the sovereign God.” —Dr. Joel Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary,
A Study Guide to Getting the Message: A Plan for Interpreting and Applying the Bible, By Daniel Doriani (32 pages) Includes “Seven Suggestions for Effective Group Studies.”
Click Here for a Free Printable PDF Study Guide (Can be printed standard or as a stapled booklet.)
A Study Guide to “The Gospel of God” by R.C. Sproul (32 pages)
Pastor Boekestein blogs at homiletica et cetera (on preaching and other things). His previous (but now stagnant) blog is Life Reformation. This blog will no longer be updated but you may still find some helpful things there.
A pretty good answer to the question, “Why does Pastor blog?” can be found here.
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