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For Me to Live is Christ: The Life of Edward J. Young
For Me to Live is Christ: The Life of Edward J. Young
Davis A. Young, For Me to Live is Christ: The Life of Edward J. Young, $10
When Edward J. Young died suddenly on February 14, 1968, it marked the shocking and seemingly premature end of a life of faithful service as Professor of Old Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary and minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. It also served as the beginning of a nearly 50-year dream of his son, Davis A. Young, to write a biography of his father.

In this book Davis Young has composed a unique window on the remarkable life of his father. We read of his brilliant scholarship in defense of the Bible and the Reformed faith, and his remarkable ability to grasp and teach languages.

Davis also writes extensively about his father’s devotion to the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. He served long tenures on Christian Education and the special committee that produced the original Trinity Hymnal. Faithful in his vocation as a minister of the gospel, he found time for writing devotional studies, working with young people, and humble enough, his son notes, even to car pool students to the Christian school.

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Between the Times
Between the Times
D.G. Hart, Between the Times, $10
Hart's Between the Times explores the history of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church between its founding and contemporary periods. It attempts to examine in greater detail than any existing account the representative events, decisions, and efforts of the OPC from the rise of neo-evangelicalism during the 1940s down to the debates over and repercussions from Joining and Receiving in the 1980s. The book is not comprehensive in the sense that it encyclopedically covers the OPC during these years. But a sense of the OPC's development, mission, and character does clearly emerge from the activities, debates, and planning that absorbed the attention of commissioners to the Assembly and that writers for the Presbyterian Guardian and New Horizons communicated to those magazine's readers.
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Confident of Better Things
Confident of Better Things
John Muether and Danny Olinger,eds., Confident of Better Things, $12

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John Muether and Danny Olinger's Confident of Better Things is an offering of thanksgiving to God for the Orthodox Presbyterian Church on her seventy-fifth anniversary. In the spirit of its predecessor, Pressing Toward the Mark (1986), this anthology collects diverse voices in the church as it seeks to assess the convictions and struggles of this small manifestation of the visible church. Contributors include Mark T. Bube, Gary W. Davenport, William D. Dennison, Bryan D. Estelle, J. V. Fesko, Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., Mark A. Garcia, James S. Gidley, W. Robert Godfrey, John R. Muether, Richard A. Muller, Robert B. Needham, Stephen J. Oharek, Danny E. Olinger, Thomas R. Patete, Ronald E. Pearce, Gregory E. Reynolds, Jack W. Sawyer, Roger W. Schmurr, John S. Shaw, Alan D. Strange, Robert B. Strimple, Lane G. Tipton, Stephen J. Tracey, A. Craig Troxel and Thomas E. Tyson.
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Fighting the Good Fight: A Brief History of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Fighting the Good Fight: A Brief History of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church
The OPC, by the grace of God, stands out as a remarkable chapter in the chronicle of church history. She is a statement against the insidious drift of mainline Protestantism, a challenge to an often misdirected and theologically weak evangelicalism, and a clear rejoinder to fundamentalism. She has been a positive, although not always consistent, testimony for Presbyterianism in the orthodox Calvinistic sense.

The authors of this book understand these things and are especially well-suited to write a history of the OPC. They know the church—John Muether because he was raised in it, and has loved and studied it; Darryl Hart because he chose it after a long journey through seminary and graduate school that included the detailed investigation of J. Gresham Machen's life and OPC beginnings. Here is sound assessment—to be sure, not without evaluation and criticism, as in all historical writing, but a valuable reading of the OPC's story meant for the church's edification, the communication of the truth, and the glory of the triune God of the Bible.
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For a Testimony: The Story of Bruce F. Hunt Imprisoned for the Gospel of Christ
For a Testimony: The Story of Bruce F. Hunt Imprisoned for the Gospel of Christ
Refusing to give to another the worship that is due to God alone, the Rev. Bruce F. Hunt was imprisoned in the final two months leading up to Pearl Harbor by the Japanese forces occupying Manchuria for his open opposition to the government's attempt to force emperor-worship on the Korean-speaking Christians among whom he labored. Taken by force from his house in Harbin while his family looked on helplessly, this Orthodox Presbyterian missionary turned down offers of an early release from prison rather than be found missing from the post to which he believed his Lord had sent him.

"Hunt's love for Christ shines forth on every page. This is not an ordinary book but here is the fascinating account of one who, even in severe trial, was faithful to his Lord. It is a book that all Christians should read, and if non-Christians would read it, they might come to understand the secret of such a life" (E. J. Young).
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Minutes of the General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1936-2004
Minutes of the General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1936-2004
Minutes of the General Assembly of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, 1936-2004 (PDF, two CDs).  For use on a computer. more info

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A Ministerial and Congregational Register of the OPC, 1936–2016
A Ministerial and Congregational Register of the OPC, 1936–2016
The fifth edition of this reference tool contains biographical sketches
of all the ministers and congregations in OPC history, updated to early
2016.
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The Presbyterian Conflict
The Presbyterian Conflict
The Presbyterian Conflict, originally published by William B. Eerdmans in 1940, is a monument to a cause that continues beyond Edwin H. Rian's involvement with it. To many it remains the classic inside look at the valiant effort to preserve Presbyterian orthodoxy and ecclesiastical integrity. more info

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Lest We Forget:  A Personal Reflection on the Formation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Lest We Forget: A Personal Reflection on the Formation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church
Lest We Forget: A Personal Reflection on the Formation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, by Robert K. Churchill. 135 pages, softcover. more info

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J. Gresham Machen: A Biographical Memoir
J. Gresham Machen: A Biographical Memoir
Dr. Stonehouse's biography is a perceptive and illuminating account which reveals in Machen, warmly and personally, both the man and the scholar; and, because of Machen's weighty influence over the ecclesiastical world of his time, it is an intimate history of the struggles of early twentieth century American Calvinism.

Ned B. Stonehouse (1902-1962) was a minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and Professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for 33 years, from its founding in 1929 until his death. After studying under Machen at Princeton, he was Machen's intimate friend and associate for more than seven years, and later was his successor.
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Cornelius Van Til: Reformed Apologist and Churchman, by John R. Muether
Cornelius Van Til: Reformed Apologist and Churchman, by John R. Muether

Cornelius Van Til: Reformed Apologist and Churchman, by John R. Muether. Published by P & R as part of the American Reformed Biographies series in 2008. 288 pages,

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Choosing the Good Portion
Choosing the Good Portion

Patricia E. Clawson and Diane L. Olinger, eds., Choosing the Good Portion: Women of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, $15

Choosing the Good Portion tells the story of the OPC through profiles of more than 90 women who sacrificed and served during the last 80 years to help mold the OPC into what it is today. This 480-page hardback includes photographs of nearly all the women. Fifty-five women contributed to this volume.

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