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Margaret's Mission to Arabia, Africa and India 1965–2010

Margaret's Mission to Arabia, Africa and India 1965–2010

Paul Heusinkveld, with Margaret Doorenbos
Van Raalte Press, 2021

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.

Seeds of Hope, Hate, and Change: Missionary Witnesses to the Middle East in Transition

Seeds of Hope, Hate, and Change: Missionary Witnesses to the Middle East in Transition

Donald A. Luidens
Van Raalte Press, 2020

Don Luidens has produced an historical narrative based on the letters written by his parents, Ed and Ruth Luidens from 1942 to 1957 as they served as RCA missionaries in the Middle East.

Dutch Reformed Education: Immigrant Legacies in North America

Dutch Reformed Education: Immigrant Legacies in North America

Donald A. Luidens, Donald J. Bruggink and Herman J. De Vries Jr.
Van Raalte Press, 2020

This collection of papers from the Twenty-Second Biennial Conference of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies, held in Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 2019, covers topics related to Dutch Reformed education and more.

Making Music: Hope College's Music Department, A History

Making Music: Hope College's Music Department, A History

Marc Baer and Allison Utting
Van Raalte Press, 2020

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.

His Faithfulness Continues: A History of Timothy Christian Schools of Chicagoland

His Faithfulness Continues: A History of Timothy Christian Schools of Chicagoland

Robert P. Swierenga
Van Raalte Press, 2020

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

Dutch Muck—and Much More: Dutch Americans in Farming, Religion, Art, and Astronomy

Edited by Earl Wm. Kennedy, Donald A. Luidens, and David Zwart
Van Raalte Press, 2019

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

A Constant State of Emergency: Paul de Kruif, Microbe Hunter and Health Activist

Jan Peter Verhave
Van Raalte Press, 2020

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

Hope College at 150

Jacob E. Nyenhuis et alii
Van Raalte Press, 2019

“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

A Commentary on the Minutes of the Classis of Holland 1848–1876

Earl Wm. Kennedy
Van Raalte Press, 2018

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.

Jack, A Compassionate Compendium

Jack, A Compassionate Compendium

Donald A. Luidens and JoHannah M. Smith
Van Raalte Press, 2018

A Tribute to Dr. Jacob E. Nyenhuis: Scholar, Servant, Leader. Thirty-six authors tell the story of Jack's personal character and his distinction as a scholar and leader in academia, with two chapters of original research.

In Peril on the Sea: The Forgotton Story of the William & Mary Shipwreck

In Peril on the Sea: The Forgotton Story of the William & Mary Shipwreck

Kenneth A. Schaaf
Van Raalte Press, 2018

This is the story of eighty-six Frisians en route to America in 1853, their shipwreck, abadonment by captain and crew, rescue, and eventual settlement after a long journey up the Mississippi River.

Sharing Pasts

Sharing Pasts

Henk Aay, Janny Venema and Dennis Voskuil, eds
Van Raalte Press, 2017

Papers from the 2015 AADAS conference.

Shafer Anthem

Shafer Anthem

Robert Shafer
Van Raalte Press, 2017

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.

Seeds of Hope, Seeds of Hate

Seeds of Hope, Seeds of Hate

Donald A. Luidens
Van Raalte Press, 2016

Luidens unveils a slice of the story of his parents’ work as missionaries, specifically in Iraq from 1944 to 1946, written from their journals and letters sent to their family back home, half a world away.

Hope Beyond Borders

Hope Beyond Borders

Stephen I. Hemenway
Van Raalte Press, 2015

An extensive biography of Paul Fried, one of Hope College’s most endearing and brilliant professors.

Enduring Legacy

Enduring Legacy

Jacob E. Nyenhuis and George Harinck, eds
Van Raalte Press; Eerdmans, 2014

Papers from the 2011 conference celebrating the bicentennial of Van Raalte’s birth, which focus exclusively on the man and his leadership.

Holland, Michigan

Holland, Michigan

Robert P. Swierenga
Van Raalte Press; Eerdmans, 2014

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.

Dutch Americans and War

Dutch Americans and War

Robert P. Swierenga, Nella Kennedy and Lisa Zylstra, eds
Van Raalte Press, 2014

Papers from the 2013 AADAS conference

Diverse Destinies

Diverse Destinies

Nella Kennedy, Mary Risseeuw and Robert P. Swierenga, eds
Van Raalte Press, 2012

Papers from the 2011 AADAS conference

Across Borders

Across Borders

Jacob E. Nyenhuis, Suzanne M. Sinke and Robert P. Swierenga, eds
Van Raalte Press, 2010

Papers from the 2009 AADAS conference

Dutch American Arts and Letters

Dutch American Arts and Letters

Robert P. Swierenga, Jacob E. Nyenhuis and Nella Kennedy, eds
Van Raalte Press, 2008

Papers from the 2007 AADAS conference

Envisioning Hope College

Envisioning Hope College

Elton J. Bruins and Karen G. Schakel, eds
Van Raalte Press; Eerdmans, 2011

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.

Albertus and Christina

Albertus and Christina

Elton J. Bruins et al.
Eerdmans, 2004

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. 

Albertus C. Van Raalte: Dutch Leader and American Patriot

Albertus C. Van Raalte: Dutch Leader and American Patriot

Jeanne Jacobson, Elton J. Bruins and Larry J. Wagenaar
Hope College, 1996

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.

“Pope of the Classis”?

“Pope of the Classis”?

Leon van den Broek
Van Raalte Press, 2011

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.)

A Dream Fulfilled

A Dream Fulfilled

Jacob E. Nyenhuis
Hope College, 1997

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.

Old Wing Mission

Old Wing Mission

Robert P. Swierenga and William Van Appledorn, eds
Eerdmans, 2008

The story of the Ottawa Indians is told primarily through the diaries and memoirs of missionaries George and Arvilla Smith.

Aunt Tena

Aunt Tena

Jacob E. Nyenhuis, Robert P. Swierenga and Lauren M. Berka, eds
Eerdmans, 2009

The story of a medical missionary to remote Lupwe, Nigeria, Tena Huizenga is chronicled through personal correspondence, journals and her published articles.

Hendrik P. Scholte

Hendrik P. Scholte

Eugene P. Heideman
Van Raalte Press; Eerdmans, 2015

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.

“We live presently under a waning moon”

“We live presently under a waning moon”

George Harinck
Van Raalte Press, 2013

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.

The American Diary of Jacob Van Hinte

The American Diary of Jacob Van Hinte

Peter Ester, Nella Kennedy, and Earl Wm Kennedy, eds
Van Raalte Press; Eerdmans, 2010

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.

Family Quarrels

Family Quarrels

Robert P. Swierenga and Elton J. Bruins
Eerdmans, 1999/2015

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.

Faith, Family, and Fortune

Faith, Family, and Fortune

Peter Ester
Van Raalte Press, 2012

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.

A Goodly Heritage

A Goodly Heritage

Jacob E. Nyenhuis, ed
Eerdmans, 2007

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.

Tools for Understanding

Tools for Understanding

James Hart Brumm, ed
Eerdmans, 2009

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.

Historic Dutch Sites

Historic Dutch Sites

Robert P. Swierenga, author; Jacob E. Nyenhuis, ed; Mark Cook, maps
Van Raalte Press, 2015

An illustrated guide to almost 50 historic Dutch sites, plus detailed maps of the sites and an eleven-city bike tour.

 

 

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