Nourishment from the Word

Select Studies in Reformed Doctrine


By Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr.

This book is for the serious Christian following the Biblical encouragement to “be a good servant of Jesus Christ, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of sound doctrine” (1 Tim. 4:6).

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In a world of malnourished Christians, Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry Jr. leads hungry believers to solid food so that they might grow in grace. He provides a banquet of nourishing entreés too seldom found on the menu of the modern Evangelical church to help you grow in your understanding of the:

  • Significance of creeds for framing the Christian faith
  • Covenantal importance of infant baptism
  • Biblical argument for baptismal sprinkling
  • Error of modern tongues speaking
  • Method for Biblical apologetics
  • Biblical warrant for six-day creation
  • Confessional endorsement of God’s Law
  • Basic meaning of the book of Revelation


Nourishment from the Word: Select Studies in Reformed Doctrine is a welcomed collection of shorter writings by the noted Reformed theologian, Dr. Kenneth L. Gentry. He puts forth concise arguments and well-articulated distinctions of Reformed theological thought on a variety of subjects. Every student of the Holy Scriptures will greatly benefit from reading this book.

Dr. Kenneth Gary Talbot, President, Whitefield College and Theological Seminary, Lakeland, FL

I have found this volume to be of tremendous help to my own theological study. Whenever I forget about the Scriptural details of these issues, I find myself rereading these chapters, because Dr. Gentry is so organized, concise, and to the point about what really matters.

Brian Godawa, Author, Hollywood Worldviews: Watching Films with Wisdom and Discernment, Los Angeles, CA

From the dawning of a six-day creation to the world’s ending, Dr. Gentry’s collection of writings contains some of his most profound insights and God-honoring thinking. Masterful understanding of Scripture combined with sound logic causes one to deeply ponder his conclusions. Thorough and incisive in his research and argumentation, Dr. Gentry epitomizes the Spirit-inspired man who has dedicated himself to loving the Lord with his entire mind.

John David McPeak, Lieutenant Colonel, Ret., U.S. Army, M.S., Strategic Intelligence, Joint Military Intelligence College

It is impossible to love God with our minds if they are empty. This volume, with clarity, relevance, and wit, equips Christians to develop minds so that they cease being empty-headed children and instead can in their “thinking be mature” (1 Cor. 14:20). Even where I disagree with my learned friend, the cogency of his analysis remains compelling.

Jeffery J. Ventrella, J.D. Senior Vice-President, Strategic Training, Alliance Defense Fund, Mesa, Arizona

Dr. Gentry has constructed a wonderful resource on key ecclesiastical and doctrinal issues. The format is easy to read, the organization is clear and succinct, and the argumentation compelling. This will be helpful to pastors and laypersons alike.

Rev. Dan Dodds, Minister of Counseling and Care, Woodruff Road Presbyterian Church (PCA), Greenville, SC


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Weight10.7 oz
Dimensions6 × 9 × .4 in
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Paperback (188 pages), eBook (epub), eBook (pdf)

Dr. Gentry is a graduate of Tennessee Temple University (B.A., cum laude), Reformed Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Whitefield Theological Seminary (Th.M.; Th.D., summa cum laude). He also attended Grace Theological Seminary for two years, while a dispensationalist.

He is the executive director of GoodBirth Ministries, a non-profit religious educational ministry committed to sponsoring, subsidizing, and advancing serious Christian scholarship and education. For more information on his conference and research ministry please see the GoodBirth Ministries website. You will also find some helpful eschatological questions answered under the page titled “Questions & Answers.”

He has published scores of articles in various periodicals including: Tabletalk, the Chalcedon Report, Westminster Theological Journal, the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Christianity Today, Christianity & Society, the Banner of Truth, the Presbyterian Journal, Contra Mundum, Christian Statesman, Evangelical Beacon, Ordained Servant, the Fundamentalist Journal, Pulpit Helps, the PCA Messenger, the Freeman, and Antithesis.

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1 review for Nourishment from the Word

  1. Neil McKinlay

    I thoroughly enjoyed Dr. Gentry’s delightful book Nourishment from the Word. I will recommend it as a primer to my Christian contacts as a very readably excellent but brief exposition of those Church and Doctrinal Issues so aptly and ably and sensitively covered by this book. In particular, I found Dr Gentry’s coverage of the Baptismal Mode and Tongues-Speaking outstanding! Here’s to Dr. Gentry and those other great defenders of the truths we hold dear! Jerry, I think you’re doing a great service publishing these types of works!

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