Package of one Divine Penology paperback and one Is There Anything Good About Hell? paperback for a significantly reduced rate.
Divine Penology, L. B. Hartman & Paul Dirks
L. B. Hartman’s masterly treatise on divine justice and punishment from 1898 is re-published by Decretum Books with a biographical introduction by Paul Dirks.
This is a masterly work and deals with a subject which at the present day is being too much neglected and lost sight of. The Word of God sets forth clearly that there is such a thing as punishment or penalty for sin. This is retributive justice, and the doctrine of it has as clear and firm foundations in fact and the nature of things as it has in revelation. The doctrine of retribution is one which cannot be ignored with safety. No sincere inquirer after truth but will be strengthened and helped by a careful perusal of the sublime truths set forth by the author of this peerless book. I call it peerless, as it stands almost alone at the present time in its presentation of this truth. It is logical, concise and carries conviction in its utterance. There has never been a time when such a book was more needed. . . The best book on Divine Penology is the Scriptures, and the next best on this subject that we have seen is this little volume by Dr. Hartman. It should be read by every Christian and by whomsoever desires to search out and to know the truth.
—Christian Work: Family Newspaper, 1899
Is There Anything Good About Hell, Paul Dirks
Is There Anything Good about Hell? explores our natural discomfort with hell, and then turns to argue for its goodness and glory. If there is no hell there is no gracious warning to goad us to heaven, no ultimate value in humanity, no esteem or honour in creation, no loving God, no merciful and free Sovereign, and no vindication for God’s people. Drawing not only from Scripture, the early Church Fathers, and the Puritans, but also from secular philosophy and history, the book aims not to defend the doctrine of hell, but attempts something bolder—to persuade that hell, in all its terror, is good.