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An Enduring Hope

An Enduring Hope

Jacob E. Nyenhuis, lead author and editor
Van Raalte Press, Forthcoming

An Enduring Hope: A Sesquicentennial History of Hope College, 1866-2016 is a detailed record of the rich history of the college, including academics, athletics, social life, financials, architecture and much more. Preorder price is $99 plus shipping and handling through the Hope Geneva Bookstore. Preorders available soon.

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.

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.

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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