How It All Began: Studies in Genesis

Someone once said that if we are to understand ourselves, “we need to know where we’ve been.” Surely that is a critical issue in our time. Many struggle with understanding themselves, their relationship with the world and their relationship with God. Where can we look for answers? Is there a deeper well from which to draw than the words of Genesis – the book of beginnings? Here we learn what we were, what we are, and what we’re meant to …

Light From Tzeltal Lamps

Fifty years ago the Tzeltal Indians of southern Mexico heard the gospel. With grateful enthusiasm they shared the good news of salvation with their people and surrounding tribes. Today 60,000 Tzeltals, over 1/4 of the tribal population, are passionate believers. Sam and Helen Hofman gathered these exciting sermon illustrations from homiletics classes and the preaching for Tzeltal church leaders and translated them into English. Download PDF Request a Copy This book is still in print. To receive a printed copy …

Men Who Speak for God

The whole message of the Bible can be summed up in three basic words: God has spoken. From the first chapters of Genesis to the close of Revelation God continually speaks to His people. The writer of Hebrews testifies to “those who spoke for God” people we usually call prophets: “In many and various ways God spoke of old to our fathers by the prophets; but in these last days he has spoken to us by a Son.” (Hebrews 1:1-2) …

Messages from Revelation

Fear and confusion tend to describe the way people look at the book of Revelation. This causes many to skip over it in favor of more “friendly” books of the Bible. However, after reading Messages from Revelation by Dr. Bast you will see that Revelation is ultimately not about fear and destruction but about inspiration and encouragement – it teaches us that God is in control of history and He will bring it to a good end. Download PDF

When We Question God

We all have our questions. We ask them of parents and teachers. We put them to experts and professionals in various fields. We debate them with friends and mull over them in quiet moments alone. Our most agonizing queries, though, are reserved for Someone else. We sense instinctively that not even the wisest of our fellow humans can answer them. They are the big questions, the loaded ones: “Why was I born?” “Why do wicked people seem to prosper?” “What …

When You’re Feeling Down

Life for all of us has its low moments. We wrestle with emotions that are painful, with experiences that trouble us deeply. We find ourselves feeling down. What does the Christian gospel say to us at such times? What resources does faith provide for “living through” our low periods? These studies are one struggler’s attempt at an answer. This book is out of print. Download PDF