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Caring Lessons: A Nursing Professor’s Journey of Faith and Self

by Lois Roelofs

Lois Roelofs taught nursing at Trinity Christian College for almost 20 years. In her memoir she brings readers along on her winding path from nursing student to nursing professor. (Deep River Books, available at Roelofs is a member of Fourth Presbyterian Church in Chicago, Ill.

Faithfulness Under Fire:  The Story of Guido de Bres

by Rev. William Boekestein

Author Boekestein and illustrator Evan Hughes have partnered to produce a picture book about the life of Guido de Bres, a Belgian minister who became the author of the Belgic Confession and an eventual martyr. (Reformation Heritage Books.) Rev. Boekestein is the pastor of Covenant Reformed Church in Carbondale, Penn.

Literature and Theology as Amiable Companions: A Harvest of Essays and Reflections

by Steve J. Van der Weele

Calvin College professor emeritus Steve Van der Weele presents a collection of writings from his career as an English professor, covering topics from Shakespeare to the seven deadly sins. His thoughtful ruminations highlight the connection between art and faith, seeking the transcendent in literature. (For ordering information, email Van der Weele is a member of Neland Ave. CRC in Grand Rapids, Mich.

Sound of a Mighty Storm

by Ben Spoelstra

Spoelstra’s first novel is based on the prophet Jeremiah. It is an ancient yet contemporary story of a young man called to speak out against the corruption of his time, when the citizens of Judah willingly existed in apathy and corruption in spite of being warned of God’s wrath. (Email Sonja at to order.) Spoelstra attends Bethel CRC in Lyden, Wash.

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