Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals Releases New Book on Worship, “Trembling Joy” and New Podcast, “Hear the Word of God,” by Eric Alexander

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Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals Releases New Book on Worship, “Trembling Joy,” by
Rev. Ryan Speck and New Podcast, “Hear the Word of God,” Featuring Rev. Eric Alexander

Lancaster, Pa. – May 24, 2022 – The Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals (, announces the release of its most recently published book, “Trembling Joy,” by Pastor Ryan Speck, and the launch of its newest podcast, “Hear the Word of God,” featuring the teaching ministry of Rev. Eric Alexander.

“We are delighted to provide these excellent new Reformed and confessional resources for Christian pastors, elders, and laypeople,” said Alliance Executive Director Bob Brady.

“Trembling Joy: A Biblical Defense of Traditional Worship” by Ryan Speck
In “Trembling Joy,” Pastor Ryan Speck answers the question, “What if worship style were more than a matter of personal taste?”, by showing how the Bible’s own definition and description of worshipping God should impact the church.

The pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Mo., Speck wrote the book “to challenge a new generation of worshippers to examine the spoils of a quickly won revolution, and to reconsider modern worship critically and Biblically.”

Rev. Terry Johnson, senior minister of Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Ga., says, “In this book, Ryan Speck has provided a thorough, well-organized, comprehensive case for worship as historically understood by the Reformed church. The friends of Reformed worship will be encouraged, the rest would do well to consider how their practice of worship might be strengthened by the content, forms, and methods that Speck advocates.”

The book is available at most online stores including the Alliance’s

“Hear the Word of God” Podcast Featuring Eric Alexander
Presenting the teaching ministry of Rev. Eric Alexander, “Hear the Word of God” has joined the Alliance’s Podcast Network. Well known to many through the Alliance’s annual Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology, the podcast begins with Alexander’s study in the Epistle to the Hebrews, guiding listeners through this sometimes difficult-to-understand book of the Bible. As with the other seven Alliance podcasts, “Hear the Word of God” is available at and on all major podcast providers. Alexander was a minister of the Church of Scotland for over fifty years and a Council Member of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals.

About the Alliance: Headquartered in Lancaster, Pa., the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals is a coalition of Christian believers who hold to the historic creeds and confessions of the Reformed faith and proclaim biblical doctrine in order to foster a Reformed awakening in today's Church. It primarily does so through broadcasting, printed and online publishing, and special events. It began in 1949 as Evangelical Ministries, which broadcast The Bible Study Hour radio program and published Eternity magazine. It also played a strategic role in the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy, the Cambridge Declaration, and the establishment of the Philadelphia Conference on Reformed Theology. For more information, visit