Edwin Walhout

Biography

I am a retired minister of the Christian Reformed Church, living in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Being retired from professional life, I am now free to explore theology without the constraints of ecclesiastical loyalties. You will be challenged by the ebooks I am supplying on Smashwords.

Books

Adam and Jesus: How They Are Related
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Price: Free! Words: 12,250. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
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If Adam and Eve are not historical individuals, the first parents of the human race, does it follow that we cannot regard Jesus as an historical individual? Here is a reasoned explanation of how to understand the relationship of Adam and Jesus, without presupposing Adam to be an historical person. It builds on Paul’s explanation that Adam is a type of the one who is to come.
The Gospel of John: A Pastoral Commentary
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Price: Free! Words: 88,640. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
“These are written that you may believe.” John provides example after example of people who have come to believe and who are finding life in Jesus’ name. This is a non-technical pastoral analysis of John’s Gospel, designed for the average church member.
Bible Survey: Useful Information About Every Book in the Bible
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Price: Free! Words: 96,470. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides
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Historical settings, occasions, content summaries, perspectives, memorable moments – lots of background information to help you understand the Bible’s message.
The New Covenant
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Price: Free! Words: 24,720. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Meditations / New Testament
Fifty Biblical Meditations on the subject of the new covenant that Jesus introduced.
GodTime 75 Biblical Meditations on Time and History
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Price: Free! Words: 41,210. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Meditations / General
Short devotionals, concentrating on passages that deal with time and major events in Biblical history, sampling the entire span of the Bible. The Theism of the Bible not only sees God as the Creator of time but also as the Sovereign Guide of history.
GODCHURCH: A Theistic Survey of Church History
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Price: Free! Words: 54,980. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Church / History
What role does the Christian church play in human history? If you take the sovereignty of God seriously, what role should the church play? Here is an interpretive survey of church history that attempts to answer those questions. It’s written for serious Christians who may be just a little uncertain about church.
Jesus in the Letters of Paul
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You set the price! Words: 60,160. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Paul’s Letters
An exegesis of selected passages, showing how Paul explains the importance of Jesus.
First Corinthians Fifteen
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You set the price! Words: 25,450. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Exegesis & Hermeneutics
A detailed exegesis of the Greek, showing that Paul is writing about life in the present, not life after death.
The Prologue to John's Gospel
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You set the price! Words: 12,490. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Biblical Studies / Exegesis & Hermeneutics
A fresh exegesis of the Greek of this important part of the Bible.
The Ladder of God
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You set the price! Words: 16,410. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / History
An Overview of Human History Using a Developmental Paradigm
Theological Dominoes
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You set the price! Words: 27,250. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Theology / General
The Effect of Modern Scientific Discoveries on Christian Theology
The Canons of Dort
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You set the price! Words: 37,390. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Protestantism
A pastoral and theological critique of a controversial document from the post-Reformation era.
The Belgic Confession
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You set the price! Words: 47,920. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Protestantism
A pastoral and theological critique of an important document from the Reformation era. Reformed theology, valuable as it has been, needs some revision and updating.
The Heidelberg Catechism
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You set the price! Words: 60,200. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
A pastoral and theological critique of a much-loved document from the Reformation era. In short: it is dated.
Eschatology
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You set the price! Words: 53,360. Language: English. Published: April 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
A scathing critique of traditional eschatology, whether a-millennial or pre-millennial, featuring analyses of most of the usual prooftexts for these doctrines. The Biblical teachings are much simpler and down-to-earth than the complicated scenarios often presented as the gospel’s view of the future.
The Ten Commandments
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You set the price! Words: 45,290. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Basic Human Ethics. Is the Decalogue still valid in the twenty-first century? A perceptive analysis of each precept of the decalogue.
The Apostle Paul: His Career and Theology
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You set the price! Words: 21,610. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
A short survey of his career and theology.
Five Ancient Creeds
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You set the price! Words: 69,910. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious philosophy
Exploring the significance of five ancient confessions. A good place to start if you are wondering what happened to Christian thinking when it transitioned out of its Hebrew birthplace into the hostile Greco-Roman environment.
Romans Survey
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You set the price! Words: 48,140. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
A simplified pastoral commentary on this sometimes-confusing letter. This is a good place to begin if you want to master this classic piece of literature.
Genesis Survey
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You set the price! Words: 60,990. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
How the first book of the Bible is put together, and what it all means for a theistic worldview.
GODSPEECH
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You set the price! Words: 15,840. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
Forty short meditations on the variety of ways God speaks.
Jesus:Son of Mary and God
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You set the price! Words: 90,640. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
The human Jesus. How he got along with his disciples and the Jewish authorities.
Christianity Down To Earth
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You set the price! Words: 119,080. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious philosophy
If you are interested in theology and have a bit of philosophical interest, this is for you. Four historical mindsets and how they shaped the doctrines of Christian faith. See also the basic companion volume, Theology 101.
Theology 101
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You set the price! Words: 42,280. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious philosophy
Basic Biblical theology with critical examinations of its history. See also the more philosophical companion volume, Christianity Down To Earth.
Revelation Faith Formers
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You set the price! Words: 120,190. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
253 meditations covering the entire Apocalypse of John. You will get a good feel for the visions of this Bible book by the devotional reading of these short meditations. See also the companion book, Revelation Down To Earth, a full-scale pastoral commentary by this author.
Revelation Down To Earth
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You set the price! Words: 91,170. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity
If you don’t receive pastoral help from reading the Bible book of Revelation you aren’t reading it correctly. Here is one of the best pastoral commentaries on the Apocalypse of John in the English language. This book, together with its companion volume, Revelation Faith Formers, will help you if you are serious about understanding the mysterious visions that John records.
I, The Prophet
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You set the price! Words: 46,210. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
Here’s a book of first-person interviews with all – yes all – the prophets in the Old Testament. Even a few others who were not prophets. Was Jonah really swallowed by a whale? Did Isaiah really go around for years naked? What kind of prophet was Hosea or Habakkuk, Zechariah or Zephaniah, Micaiah or Micah, Elijah or Elisha? Here they tell you all about their fascinating adventures.
I, Jeremiah
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You set the price! Words: 32,310. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
What would Prophet Jeremiah tell us if he could talk to us today from his tent in Egypt? What would he say about how he became a prophet? why he got into so much trouble with the authorities? about his people carried off as captives? how he came to be living there in Egypt? Read here, in first-person style, what this prophet has to say about these and other adventures.
I, Paul
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You set the price! Words: 14,210. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
What would the Apostle Paul tell us if he could talk to us today from his prison in Rome? What would he say about his life before he became Christian? about explaining the gospel to people who never heard of Adam or Moses? about why he was put in prison? Read here, in first-person style, what this famous missionary says about these and other adventures.
I, Moses
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You set the price! Words: 16,630. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
What would Moses tell us if he could talk to us today from plain of Sinai? What would he say about killing that slave-driver in Egypt? about trying to persuade old Pharaoh to let the Israelites go free? or about not being able to get into the Promised Land himself before he died? Read, in first-person style, what this embattled leader of Israel has to say about these adventures.
I, Abraham
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You set the price! Words: 12,330. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
What would old Abraham tell us if he could talk to us today from his tent in southern Canaan? What would he say about sacrificing his son Isaac? about Sodom and his fickle nephew Lot? about Lot’s wife turning to a pillar of salt? about his wife Sarah taken into Pharaoh’s harem? Read here, in first-person style, what Hebrew Patriarch Abraham has to say about his life’s adventures.
I, David
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You set the price! Words: 13,840. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2010. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Religion
What would King David tell us if he could talk to us today from his palace three thousand years ago? What would he say about Goliath? about his issues with King Saul? about his wars? and what about Bathsheba? Read, in first-person style, what King David has to say about his life and adventures. Other books in the “I” series include :I, Abraham, I, Moses, I,Jeremiah, I,Paul, and I,The Prophet.

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