What Is a Reformed Church? (Basics of the Faith)
“P&R is to be commended for this series of booklets that are intentionally biblical and Reformed in content. They will enable Christians to better understand and appreciate the topics. 'Readability,' 'reliability,' and 'to the point' best describe each booklet.”See All
“Those who teach and lead will love these booklets because they are a perfect resource to share with inquirers and to use in discipleship. Church members will love them because they supply meaty and understandable instruction in important aspects of Christian doctrine, duty, and devotion.”See All
“Smallman does an admirable job in covering a lot of material without sacrificing accuracy or clarity. His style is easy to read and conversational in tone, yet rich in content. He expresses things in a way that averts stereotypical criticism of Reformed beliefs.”See All
“An excellent resource for new members' classes . . . well written. Stephen Smallman's warmth and pastoral manner come through . . . I am aware of no other resource that covers the same ground.”See All
Philip Graham Ryken
People often ask, "What is a Reformed church?" or "What do you mean by Reformed?" Smallman's booklet will help pastors and churches answer these questions clearly
While teaching new members classes, Smallman writes, "I got a sense of the kind of issues that are in peoples' minds as they struggle to understand and appreciate the core doctrines and "traditions of the church." Here he discusses the Reformed view of Scripture, divine sovereignty, the covenant, the law, the church, and the kingdom.