Book Review: Welcome to a Reformed Church

Welcome to a Reformed Church: A Guide for Pilgrims written by Daniel R. Hyde and published by Reformation Trust Publishing.   The purposes of Welcome to a Reformed Church  is twofold to introduce a newcomer to the Reformed faith and to give an apologetic reformed framework to those who hold to the tenants of Reformed theology.  To understand what Reformed theology teaches as well as its practical outworkings, Hyde delves into the historical roots of what it means to be fundamentally Reformed.  This can be difficult to do since there are a plethora of avenues Reformed theology can branch off into but what Hyde masterfully demonstrates are the basic ideas of the espousers of Reformed theology.

Welcome to a Reformed Church is broken down into nine main sections which include the historical roots of the Reformed system of doctrine, the creeds and confessions of said system, and finishing up with seven  important outworks of Reformed theology.  Hyde’s work also includes a great appendix which has a question and answer section which helps the reader interact with Hyde with frequently asked questions about what it means to be Reformed.

If you are a new Christian looking to understand the basic tenants of reformed theology then this is the book for you, or if you are looking for a refresher of what it means to be reformed then this book would also be a great resource for you.  I have seen this book given to people looking to become members of a local reformed Church and I would commended it to teaching leader who is looking for recourses to train both the diaconate and session in the basics of reformed theology.

This book was provided to me free of charge from Reformation Trust Publishers in exchange for an unbiased, honest review.

Welcome to a Reformed Church: A Guide for Pilgrims
© 2010 by Daniel R. Hyde
Publisher: Reformation Trust
Page Count: 304 Pages
ISBN-13: 978-1-56769-203-7

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