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RAY RHODES, JR., Pastor of Grace Community Church in Dawsonville, GA, and President of Nourished in the Word Ministries will address the theme of his new book: "FAMILY WORSHIP FOR THE REFORMATION SEASON".
It is tragic that many Evangelicals today are completely ignorant of the history of the Protestant Reformation and the rich legacy left to us by its heroic leading figures. Even students of the Reformation sadly and inexcusably take for granted that we have such easy access to the Word of God printed and preached in our own native tongue, and often forget that this is just one precious jewel from the treasure trove that we have inherited from our Reformation forefathers and faithful, courageous saints before us who often risked and endured torture and execution for the sake of Christ's Word and Christ's Gospel. "FAMILY WORSHIP FOR THE REFORMATION SEASON" is therefore a valuable tool to educate those unaware of our Reformation heritage, and to revitalize the faith of those who already cherish this great heritage of ours.
Here's what prominent Christian leaders are saying about Ray's excellent new book:
"Imagine, leading your family in daily worship in the home, reading the Scriptures, singing and praying, but simultaneously introducing them to the history, leading figures and theology of the great sixteenth-century Reformation - all this in a fresh and interesting way, in just about a quarter of an hour each day. 'That would be great,' you say, 'but it would take me hours and days to put that together. I could never do it.' Well, Ray Rhodes has done it for you in Family Worship for the Reformation Season. Use this book with joy. It will inspire, inform and instruct you and your family. The studies are simple but meaty. The Scriptures passages are helpfully chosen. And most of the lessons can be completed in fifteen minutes. Employ and be edified!" - Dr. Ligon Duncan
"Many today have called our increasingly secular age the beginning of 'a new dark ages'. Others see our climate as a time similar to that which birthed the Reformation - a time when the light of God's Word broke through the abiding spiritual darkness - becoming one characterized by the production and proliferation of the Scriptures. Thus, the latter was a movement from a visual-based society to a word-based society. Toward this end, Ray Rhodes provides us with a much-needed tool for our families to return to God's Word, understand our heritage, and be equipped to perpetuate this faith to the generations to come. You have all you need in this book to teach your family how to celebrate the Reformation season!" - Pastor Jerry Marcellino
"Once common, the practice of family worship has all but disappeared among the people of God today. Recent years, however, have seen a revival of interest in and commitment to this biblical responsibility and privilege. Ray Rhodes has contributed to the recovery of this resurgence with practical books like this one. Informative and useful at any time of year, this book would be particularly timely in the weeks leading up to Reformation Day." - Dr. Donald Whitney
"This book combines two divine blessings that are being rediscovered by a growing number of Christians in our day--our Reformation heritage and family worship. Ray Rhodes has performed a great service to families by organizing useful information about the former in ways that can be easily used in the latter. I pray that this book will be used to teach the rising generation important biblical truths through the stories of faithful men and women on whose shoulders we stand." - Dr. Tom Ascol, Pastor
"From the pen of author, pastor, conference speaker and book dealer Ray Rhodes comes yet another gem: a month of studies for the Reformation season geared for family worship. If you long to know more about this pivotal time in church history, yet you have felt intimidated by the subject matter, then get this book. You will learn, your family will learn--and you just might have a lot of fun as well." - Dr. David W. Bailey, Pastor
Following a similar format to Solid Ground Christian Book's best-selling book of 2007, 'Family Worship for the Christmas Season' this book is intended to be used from October 1 - 31, with the grand climax being Reformation Day (or beginning on Reformation Day and continuing through November). At the same time, this book can be used at any time of the year. It is both informative and practical.
You can hear an earlier interview on "Iron Sharpens Iron" with Ray on his book "Family Worship for the Christmas Season" on free downloadable MP3 format by clicking here: http://mp3.sharpens.org/20080515ISI.mp3