The Geneva Bible now available on Olive Tree Bible App
When it was first printed, the Geneva Bible was the most reader-friendly version of the Bible ever translated, with numerous innovations making it ideal for the common reader.
The Geneva Bible was the first English Bible to use cross-references and the first to use verse numbers for easy reference and memorization. It was the first English Bible to translate the Old Testament directly out of the Hebrew and the first to be printed in Roman (rather than Gothic) type for easy reading. It was the first English Bible published for the common man and the first "study Bible" with extensive notes throughout to help explain and apply the text. It was also the Bible that the Pilgrims brought to America on the Mayflower.
Since the sixteenth century, other Bible publishers have built on the wisdom of the Geneva Protestants. In fact it is nearly impossible to find a version of the English Bible that does not include chapter and verse numbers, cross-references, Roman typography, and a translation from the original source languages in straight-forward contemporary language - all of which were originally unique to the Geneva Bible.
The 1599 Geneva Bible Restoration Project
The Geneva Bible is one of the most historically influential books in English-speaking history, informing the minds of such literary greats as Shakespeare and Milton. But today's reader will encounter difficulty reading a facsimile edition due to its cramped archaic typography and outdated spellings and word usage. Tolle Lege Press undertook the Geneva Bible Restoration Project for this very reason - to bring this great work to the modern reader. Using the most complete edition of the Geneva Bible - the 1599 edition - the work was painstakingly re-typeset with modern typography and spelling, including all of the original footnotes and translations.
This edition removes the major obstacles for the contemporary reader, returning this historic Bible to its rightful place of influence and importance. The original 1599 Geneva Bible gave God's Word back to the people, and Tolle Lege Press desires that the tradition continue.
- This edition features:
- Word-for-word accuracy with the 1599 Geneva Bible
- Original cross references
- Modern Spelling
- Old English Glossary
- Original study notes by Reformers
New Title: Run with Endurance: The Triumph of Faith
This fresh look at the joys and challenges of sustaining the Christian walk will refuel your soul. What is the source of power to press on in faith? The twelfth chapter of Hebrews holds the key that opens the door to the greatest prize in heaven or on earth.
"Therefore... let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus."
Kenneth B. Wingate is a lawyer in Columbia, South Carolina. He is a member of First Presbyterian Church (Associate Reformed Presbyterian), where he is an elder and Bible teacher. He is the author of A Father's Gift: Lessons from Proverbs, and is an occasional triathlete.
150 pages, paperback
New Title: Leading in Worship
Having become disillusioned with the shallowness, incoherence, and mancenteredness of mainstream contemporary Christian worship, a growing number of ministers and laypeople within the Protestant Church are beginning to recover the biblical roots of traditional Reformed worship. If you count yourself among this number, Leading in Worship was compiled for you.
Here is a rich profusion of liturgical material carefully selected from the various directories and prayer books published during the heyday of the Protestant Reformation and compiled into a robust liturgical directory with adaptable forms of worship appropriate for every occasion.
But this is more than just a directory of worship. Editor Terry Johnson also explains the importance and purpose of the different services, outlining the biblical foundations for the varied worship practices of the Reformers. Created for ministers, this book also edifies and encourages congregants by providing a biblical rationale for liturgical forms. Leading in Worship is a practical handbook of utmost importance to the modern reformation.
Hardback Cloth Cover with Dust Jacket; 356 pages.
by Christian Citizen
Our political situation is bleak: nation-building, rising taxes, broken election promises, immoral legislation and legislators… the list goes on and on. But we've allowed this to happen.
For the last 150 years, throngs of American evangelicals have surrendered under the white flag of pietism, refusing to enter the "worldly" political arena. By default, Christians have allowed God and His Word to be shut out of politics, enabling secularists to install a new Western Savior—the omnipotent State.
Political Christianity is a manual to help establish atruly biblical approach to politics. Impressively thorough yet concise, this readable book covers a great deal: from political presuppositions to biblical principles of government. It even provides practical insight into the pesky"lesser-of-two-evils" voting dilemma.
With this book, Christian Citizen joins the honorable ranks of anonymous American Patriots who have fought with their pens for the cause of liberty and justice under God. Christian Citizen is anyone who has taken the time to apply the Scriptures to every area of life, public and private. It's high time we all become true Christian Citizens. Think like a Christian. Then act like one privately and publically. This is your mission… whether or not you choose to accept it.
Political Christianity: A Call to Action is not for you…
You already take your Christian civil duties seriously. You recognize how far America has fallen from her once exemplary Christian republicanism. And you're doing what you can to reverse that: voting conscientiously, running for local office, supporting Christian legal and political movements with your money and time, teaching those around you about the history of the United States and the principles of biblical government…
No, this book is not for you. It's for your neighbor. Because if every American who claimed to be a Christian were doing what you're already doing, we wouldn't be in the mess we're in. So buy this book in bulk and give it to all your politically dormant Christian friends. It's easy to read and thorough, and it just might add a few more recruits to our numbers at this very crucial time in the battle for our nation.
by Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge
Americans are losing hope in the future. Patriotism is at an all-time low while partisanship is at an all-time high. But we have the remedy! White Hall Press is pleased to release this rare American treasure back into print after 117 years!
In Hero Tales of American History, one of our most legendary Presidents & Congressmen retell the stories and glories of America's greatest heroes. This is a book for the whole family. Read it to your children because they will NOT hear these stories in the government schools.
Written by Theodore Roosevelt and Henry Cabot Lodge, this special edition has been re-typeset and features rare historical images from the prestigious collection of The American Vision.
History should not be a dry and boring rehearsal of places, dates, and events. This book—originally published in 1895—was designed to revive the venerable Christian tradition of charting the topography of the past. It was meant to bring the tales of forgotten American heroes back to the fore of the American story. Comprised of true tales, to be sure, the authors wrote them to read like valiant fables and not like vapid facts.
Henry Cabot Lodge met Theodore Roosevelt when the two young men first came to Washington D.C. at the advent of their public service careers. Lodge was an accomplished first-term congressman representing Massachusetts. Roosevelt was a newly appointed Federal Civil Service Commissioner, already having gained national attention as an irrepressible reformer in the notorious snarl of New York politics. The two became fast friends.
Both were deeply devout and scrupulously moral, then as now, rather rare traits in Washington. And both men eventually were to go on to have stellar careers and leave indelible marks on American history.
Just a few years after they met, they co-wrote this collection of historical profiles and vignettes. It was their favorite project, and it remained so throughout their lives. Reading it today reveals much about the strength that both men drew from their relationship. Ted, the firstborn of Roosevelt's brood, asserts: "[This] book not only provides portraits of a fistful of American heroes, it portrays the way a collaborative friendship can shape the destiny of a nation."
by Joel McDurmon
Bring up the issue of alcohol in your local church and you're bound to hear many different views and opinions on how the Christian should respond. In reality though, the only view that matters is the biblical one. Whether Christians want to imbibe or abstain, the first question that must be answered is "What Would Jesus Drink?"
With a compelling combination of biblical theology, scriptural exegesis, and Jewish cultural history, author Joel McDurmon takes on the question with a clarity and honesty that is as refreshing as it is rare. Taking a neutral corner in any debate is not McDurmon's style, and it is certainly not the strategy of this book. He does not stop with simply answering the title question, instead he goes on to show that food and drink, and the act of eating or drinking itself, have for far too long been taken for granted by modern Christians. What Would Jesus Drink? A Spirit-Filled Study is not just another dull book about Christian doctrine and practice; it is a rich and full study of the goodness and grace of God. It is an intensely practical book about the joy of celebration and the blessings of covenant community.
Eyewitnesses To His Majesty: A First Century Account of The Christ and His Apostles
In this modernized reading of Luke and Acts from the 1599 Geneva Bible, you will experience the life of Jesus Christ and the early history of the Christian Church as never before. With chapter and verse divisions removed and formatted for easier reading, Luke's studious 2-volume historical work comes alive. As the lone Gentile author of any of the 66 books of the Bible, Luke provides a unique perspective on Christ and the early church. He understood well that Jesus came, not only as Israel's long-awaited Messiah, but also to give light to everyone who sat in darkness (Luke 1:79). As one of the apostle Paul's traveling companions, Luke was instrumental in taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the uttermost parts of the Roman empire, even to the city of Rome itself, where he alone remained by the apostle's side as he awaited execution under the emperor Nero (2 Timothy 4:11). Luke's faithful reporting of these first century events—both the ones he carefully researched and the ones he witnessed firsthand—are a much needed reminder to our modern age that even though nearly two thousand years have come and gone, Jesus Christ is still the most important, and controversial, figure to have ever walked the face of this earth; and his question to the disciples is still the most important question that each one of us must answer: "Who do you say that I am?" (Luke 9:20)
Harmony of the Westminster Confession and Catechisms
In this wonderful volume, Dr. Morton H. Smith helpfully lists together the various corresponding parts of the Westminster Confession and Catechisms. This harmony will be of invaluable use for Bible Studies, Sunday Schools, as well as other venues.
1599 Geneva Bible - Patriot's Edition (Hardback)
Between 1560 and 1599, The Geneva Bible was providentially unleashed upon a dark, discouraged, downtrodden English speaking world. Just when it looked as if the Machiavellian, Divine Right kings, such as the Tudors of England, were about to drive Christendom back to the days of Caesar worship, a Bible appeared that set the stage for a Christian Reformation of life and culture the likes of which the world had never seen. By the time of the defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, just 28 years after the first printing of the Geneva Bible, it was already being said of the English that they were becoming a .people of the Book.. The results of a people reading and obeying the Word of God were the explosion of faith, character, the first missionary movement in history, literature, economic blessing, and political and religious freedom.