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Contending for the Faith (Beeke) (Boekestein)

SKU 9781601789181


The story of the Westminster Assembly


In Contending for the Faith, Joel Beeke and William Boekestein help children understand the struggle for reformation in England and how the Westminster Assembly sought to further the Reformation in that land. In this book, children will learn about the five documents that became key standards of Presbyterianism: the Form of Church Government, the Directory of Public Worship, the Confession of Faith, the Larger Catechism, and the Shorter Catechism. Although these reforms did not find a lasting place within the Church of England, they have remained formative for Presbyterian and Reformed congregations around the world.


Author: William Boekestein and Joel Beeke

Pages: 40



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Product Details:

  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 40 pages
  • Published:  2021
  • ISBN‏ : ‎ 9781601789181 
  • Authors:  Joel Beeke and William Boekestein


  • Joel R. Beeke is president of Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and a pastor of the Heritage Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

  • William Boekestein is the pastor of Immanuel Fellowship Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

    He received his B.A. at Kuyper College and his M.Div. at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. He has worked in residential construction and taught at a Christian school for several years. He and his wife have four children.


  • "Contending for the Faith tells children what the Westminster Assembly was and what it did. Key people are introduced. Colorful pictures illustrate a simplified story. Important quotes teach life lessons about doctrine, the church, and worship. I know one child who will have a copy in her hands as soon as this book is available!" - Chad Van Dixhoorn, professor of church history, Westminster Theological Seminary, and director of the Craig Center for the study of the Westminster Standards

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