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A. C. Van Raalte: Pastor by Vocation, Entrepreneur by Necessity
ACVR was called to preach the Gospel, and for forty years, he did just that, in Europe and North America. He was the first Dutch dominee to found a colony on the Midwest frontier, and Holland, Michigan, would, in time, become the largest Dutch settlement in North America.
Dr. Wells and Beth Scudder Thoms, pioneer medical missionaries, show us just how the United States gained influence in Arabia during the Great Depression (before oil). As the first eye surgeon in the Gulf, Wells treated the forebears of today’s Arab rulers and their subjects — from kings, amirs, imams and shaykhs to townspeople, nomads and slaves.Buy the Book
In Pursuit of Excellence: Be Strong — Be True: A History of Intercollegiate Athletics at Hope College
This two-volume title is the third in the Intercollegiate Athletics at Hope College Series. Ten chapters, a fifty-year chronology, and hundreds of images all chronicle the Hope athletics program and its athletes from 1970 through 2020.
Intercollegiate Athletics At Hope College three-book series
PRE-ORDER the full Intercollegiate Athletics at Hope College Series (Brewer, 1994; Brewer, 2002; and Renner, 2022). This is a 4 BOOK SERIES INCLUDING: “In Pursuit of Excellence. Be Strong–Be True: A History of Intercollegiate Athletics at Hope College, 1970-2020,” 2 vols., by Thomas L. Renner (Van Raalte Press, 2022), “Journey of Hope. Names and Games Remembered: A History of Intercollegiate Athletics at Hope College, 1955-1970,” by Gordon M. Brewer (Hope College, 2002), and “‘. . . But How You Played the Game!’ A History of Intercollegiate Athletics at Hope College, 1862-1955,” by Gordon M. Brewer (Hope College, 1992). You get ALL 4 books for one GREAT Price! Be sure your PRE-ORDER yours today. They will sell fast.Buy the Series
Margaret's Mission to Arabia, Africa and India 1965–2010
This second book in the Missionary Memoirs Series of the Van Raalte Press is Margaret's frank, from-the-heart narrative of the work of her husband, Dr. Harvey, and herself with the Arabian Mission, he as a surgeon, and she as a teacher, among many other roles.
Six thematic chapters cover the growth of music and the Music Department at Hope College from 1862, when the college opened its doors to a handful of students, through 2015, when the Department of Music comprised thirteen full-time and twenty-eight part-time faculty.
This is the remarkable story of the growth of a struggling, unaccredited school with one teacher and thirty-four students in 1911 to a fully accredited school of ninety full-time teachers and a student body of 1,091 in 2018, with buildings valued at $25 million and an annual operating budget of $12 million.
Dutch Muck—and Much More: Dutch Americans in Farming, Religion, Art, and Astronomy
This collection of papers from the Twenty-First Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies, held in Fulton, Illinois, June 2017, covers topics within Dutch American farming and rural life and highlights four Dutch American leaders.
A Constant State of Emergency: Paul de Kruif, Microbe Hunter and Health Activist
Paul de Kruif (1890–1971), native of Zeeland, Michigan, was a microbiologist and author (Microbe Hunters, 1926) who wrote prolifically on matters of science and medicine, informing, educating and disturbing the public at large.
“Hope College at 150: Anchored in Faith, Educating for Leadership and Service in a Global Society” is a two-volume, 1,410 page history of Hope College and has been published by the college's Van Raalte Press as part of the Historical Series of the Reformed Church in America. The editor and primary author is Jacob E. Nyenhuis, a professor and provost emeritus of Hope and director of the college's A.C. Van Raalte Institute. Winner of the 2019 Historical Society of Michigan State History Award
A Commentary on the Minutes of the Classis of Holland 1848–1876
Available July 2018. A Detailed Record of Persons and Issues, Civil and Religious, in the Dutch Colony of Holland, Michigan. This three-volume set is a comprehensive and authoritative commentary on the Minutes from the formation of the Classis to the termination of the recording the Minutes in Dutch, an archive in print.
Papers from the 2015 AADAS conference.
Sheet music for “I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes (Psalm 121),” composed for Hope College's Sesquicentennial Celebration by highly respected choral conductor Robert Shafer through a commission from Dr. Thelma (Tommye) Leenhouts, a 1966 Hope graduate.
An extensive biography of Paul Fried, one of Hope College’s most endearing and brilliant professors.
Papers from the 2011 conference celebrating the bicentennial of Van Raalte’s birth, which focus exclusively on the man and his leadership.
The remarkable transformation of Holland, from its humble origins on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, into a prosperous community, is recounted in extensive detail in this three-volume set. Winner of the 2014 Historical Society of Michigan State History Award.
Papers from the 2013 AADAS conference
Papers from the 2011 AADAS conference
Papers from the 2009 AADAS conference
Papers from the 2007 AADAS conference
These letters written by Van Raalte to his close friend, Philips Phelps Jr., reveal the mind and the heart and the deep inner struggles of the founder of Holland as not seen before.
This volume is an extended genealogy of Albertus C. Van Raalte and his wife, Christina de Moen, following their descendents from the birth of their first child in 1837 to the year 2001.
Fully illustrated, this volume examines Van Raalte’s vision for the future of the Holland colony and what it looked like 150 years after its founding.
This books examines Van Raalte’s role and influence in classical matters in the Netherlands and the United States and whether the term Pope was a fair criticism. (Out of print.)
This is the story of the process of creating and installing the Van Raalte sculpture in Centennial Park and includes extended research surrounding the history of Holland.
The story of the Ottawa Indians is told primarily through the diaries and memoirs of missionaries George and Arvilla Smith.
The story of a medical missionary to remote Lupwe, Nigeria, Tena Huizenga is chronicled through personal correspondence, journals and her published articles.
Readers can examine the thoughts of Scholte as a leader of the Secession in the Netherlands from 1834 to 1847 as revealed in his articles and correspondence.
This volume is a study of Steffens and his impact on the Reformed in Western Michigan, his function in the community and his relationship to Neo-Calvinism.
This personal diary of the author of the monumental Netherlanders in America of his trip to America in 1921 is rich in insights and detail.
This is an examination of the church struggles of the early Dutch Calvinists; the authors explore the reasons for their emmigration to the United States and the major events in their history.
There is a close relationship between highly successful Dutch American entrepreneurs and their Calvinist values and upbringing, and their success in business has led to major works of philanthropy.
Fifteen essays celebrating the career of Elton J. Bruins cover the topics of church history and theology, the life of Van Raalte and local history.
Twelve essays honor the career of Donald J. Bruggink, general editor of the Historical Series of the RCA, including Western Seminary, the study of history, theological education, and the nature of God and the Church.
An illustrated guide to almost 50 historic Dutch sites, plus detailed maps of the sites and an eleven-city bike tour.