As God did a glorious work in the lives of his imperfect but beloved covenant people, he would at times tell them to 'pile up some stones' in order to remember what he had done and to teach the 'coming generations.' Sean Lucas has 'piled up some stones' to prod our remembrance of the gracious work of God's providence in establishing the Presbyterian Church in America. And the 'coming generations' are therefore sure to be both encouraged and equipped for a future that by God's grace will be marked with an imperfect yet loving obedience.
-Harry L. Reeder III,
Senior Pastor, Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Birmingham, Alabama
With For a Continuing Church, Sean Michael Lucas has remedied the neglect that southern Presbyterians have generally suffered at the hands of church historians. His story of conservatives in the Presbyterian Church in the United States follows carefully the Old School tradition as it developed and adapted to twentieth-century life, and then informed the founding of the Presbyterian Church in America. If history teaches lessons, Lucas's book has at least a semester's worth for both those who belong to the PCA and others who desire to promote and maintain the witness of Reformed Protestantism.
-D. G. Hart,
author of Calvinism: A History
Don' let the title fool you. This is about far more than the PCA. This book is nothing less than a history of Presbyterianism in the twentieth century - with all its theological wrangling, all its political maneuvering, all its failings, and all its faithfulness. This is certainly a story worth telling, and Sean tells it very well.
Senior Pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan