After about four years worth of work, Evangelical Press are about to publish the work we have done on the Westminster Standards. They are offering a wonderful pre-order price for the two editions. There is a hard back version which will be in what we call a British Racing Green colour with gold letters and the paper back will have the same colour features.
Hardback: This contains seven essays, along with the Westminster Standards and the contents of that are given below. It will be called “The Westminster Standards for Today: Recovering the Church and Worship for Everyday Christian Living”. The price is £11.00 or $15.00 per copy. These are compared with retail prices of a much higher price which equate to around half price.
Paperback version: This will contain the Westminster Standards (without essays) and it will be called “The Westminster Standards in Modern English”. The pre-order price is £4.99 per single copy or £2.99 for one hundred or more; in dollars it is $6.99 or for orders of 100 or more $3.50. If you would like to pre-order then please email me. If you know me personally you will have my email address. Ideally for hardback, a minimum of three copies would be best and you could buy an order to set up for a church book table or perhaps a book of the quarter for the church.
What is unique about this book with the Westminster Standards? There are three things. First, it is the original texts of the Confession and Catechisms with the proof texts unaltered; Second, the editing is very light which simply seeks to replace any antiquated language into modern English, without changing the substance of the text (for example Holy Ghost is changed to Holy Spirit); and Third, the publisher have formatted the Standards into a really attractive format. One which draws you to want to read its content, in my opinion.
Our aim is to spread the readability and usage of the text of the Westminster Confession and the two Catechisms as widely as possible. Joel Beeke has written a Preface and we have commendations from:
*Chad Van Dixhoorn
*O. Palmer Robertson
I spoke to a professor of the African Bible University in Uganda where O. Palmer Robertson is based and they have requested 120 copies of the paperback for their students and 40 copies of the hardback to give as a gift to the students graduating in May 2018 and for each of the staff members. We will raise support for these to shipped out to Uganda with some additional copies for a nearby orphanage and Christian school. Do pray that this book will be a real blessing to the church at large.
I aim to speak with Graham Hind (managing director of EP) next week to submit pre-orders for the UK and the USA. If you would like to email me a pre-order amount then do email me back, if possible by next Tuesday 3rd April or let me know that you need more time to think. They will be shipped to your church address.
Your prayer is valued for this work,
Preface to The Westminster Standards in Modern English
Essays About the Westminster Standards
Extraordinary Providences of an Enduring Standard (Richard D.Phillips)
The Westminster Standards in the Making : Stanley Gower, a Westminster Divine (Kevin J.Bidwell)
The Westminster Standards and Public Worship (David E.Gilbert)
The Westminster Standards and the Christian Sabbath (George Swinnock, with an introduction by Kevin J.Bidwell)
The Westminster Standards and the Sacraments (Andy J.Young)
Family Worship and Church Government
The Westminster Standards and Family Worship: Maintaining True Religion in the Home (Chad T.Bailey)
The Westminster Standards and Church Government (Guy Prentiss Waters)
The Westminster Confession of Faith in Modern English
The Westminster Larger Catechism in Modern English
The Westminster Shorter Catechism In Modern English