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THE CONTRAST BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD MEN
Illustarted by the Biography and Truths of the Bible
Gardiner Spring

Gardiner Spring (1785-1873) is best known in our day for the Banner of Truth works "The Power of the Pulpit" and "The Attraction of the Cross." He is also known to many by his small volume "The Distinguishing Traits of Christian Character." Soli Deo Gloria has recently reprinted his treatise entitled "The Mercy Seat."

Spring served as pastor of the Old Brick Church for over 60 years. Dr. Spring's style of preaching was vigorous, simple, and always interesting. He ignored everything vapory, florid, or whatever might produce transient excitement, basing his preaching altogether on the simple truth, as enunciated by Christ.

This is a very rare volume which powerfully sets forth the stark contrast between the rightreous and the wicked in this life and then in the world to come. Chapters include:

THE THREE POWERS: Truth, the Spirit and Prayer

AGED SIMEON

MARY, THE SISTER OF LAZARUS

JUDAS. AND MORAL LESSONS FROM HIS CHARACTER

PETER, CONTRASTED WITH JUDAS

PAUL, BEFORE HIS CONVERSION

PAUL, AFTER HIS CONVERSION

THE CONVERSION OF LYDIA

THE THESSALONIANS & BEREANS; Or Protestantism and Rome Tried by a Single Test

THE HAPPINESS OF TRUE RELIGION

THE EMBARRASSMENTS OF WICKED MEN

THE POINTS OF CONTRAST PRESENTED IN A SINGLE VIEW

THE RICH MAN AND LAZARUS; Or The Contrast in Eternity


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AN EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE OF FIRST JOHN 1:1 - 3:1
A.W. Pink

Although this exposition does not cover the entire Epistle of First John, in fact it is limited to the first two chapters, the material covered is worth its weight in gold. Pink seeks to leave no stone unturned in his quest for the truth.

Pink was born in Nottingham, England on 1 April, 1886 and became a Christian in his early 20's. Though born to Christian parents, prior to conversion he migrated into a Theosophical society (an occult gnostic group popular in England during that time), and quickly rose in prominence within their ranks. His conversion came from his father's patient admonitions from Scripture. It was the verse, Proverbs 14:12, 'there is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death,' which particularly struck his heart and compelled him to renounce Theosophy and follow Jesus.

Desiring to grow in knowledge of the Bible, Pink immigrated to the United States to study at Moody Bible Institute. In 1916 he married Vera E. Russell, who was from Kentucky. However, he left after just two months for Colorado, then California, then Britain. From 1925 to 1928 he served in Australia, including as pastor of two congregations from 1926 to 1928, when he returned to England, and to the United States the following year. He eventually pastored churches in Colorado, California, Kentucky, and South Carolina.

In 1922 he started a monthly magazine entitled Studies in Scriptures which circulated among English-speaking Christians worldwide, though only to a relatively small circulation list of around 1,000.

In 1934 Pink returned to England, and within a few years turned his Christian service to writing books and pamphlets. Pink died in Stornoway, Scotland on 15 July, 1952. The cause of death was anemia.

After Pink's death, his works were republished by the Banner of Truth Trust and reached a much wider audience as a result. Biographer Iain Murray observes of Pink, "the widespread circulation of his writings after his death made him one of the most influential evangelical authors in the second half of the twentieth century." His writing sparked a revival of expository preaching and focused readers' hearts on biblical living. Yet, even today, Pink is left out of most biographical dictionaries and overlooked in many religious histories.


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THE HISTORY OF JOSEPH
46 Expository Lectures on the Life of the Patriarch
George Lawson

GEORGE LAWSON (1749-1820) was an especially gifted writer of biblical narrative, and he is at his very best in this large volume on the life of Joseph.

"Dr. Lawson had a fertile mind, and a heart alive both to the human and divine side of truth. He writes with pleasing simplicity of style. One of the highest compliments to this book is found in the fact that a distinguished American scholar issued much of it as his own." - C.H. Spurgeon 'Commenting & Commentaries'


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THOUGHTS ON POPERY
The Church of Rome Weighed in the Balance of Scripture
WILLIAM NEVINS

NEVINS, William, clergyman, born in Norwich, Connecticut, 13 October, 1797 ; died in Baltimore, Maryland, 14 September, 1835. He was graduated at Yale in 1816, studied at Princeton theological seminary in 1816-'19, and from his ordination in 1820 until his death was pastor of the 1st Presbyterian church of Baltimore. In 1834 he received the degree of S. T. D. from Princeton. His contributions to the " New York Observer" were published in two volumes, entitled "Thoughts on Popery " (New York, 1835), and " Practical Thoughts" (1835). Selections from his manuscripts, entitled " Select Remains," were published, with a memoir, by Reverend William T. Plumer, D. D. (New York, 1836), and a volume of his sermons (1837).

Contains warm and yet penetrating analysis of the Roman Catholic Church, including:

THE SUFFICIENCY OF THE BIBLE AS A RULE OF FAITH AND GUIDE TO SALVATION

PRIVATE INTERPRETATION

CATHOLIC HOSTILITY TO THE BIBLE

THE KEYS

THE HEAD OF THE CHURCH

PRAYING TO SAINTS

TRANSUBSTANTIATION

DOING PENANCE

AURICULAR CONFESSION

PURGATORY

THE MASS

and many, many more

"In familiarity of style, kindness and cheerfulness of manner, and plain common sense, they are adapted to secure the attention and carry conviction to the heart of the general reader; while their richness of thought and clearness and conclusiveness of argument will render them not less acceptable to mature and cultivated minds. " -from Introduction


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PRACTICAL THOUGHTS
WILLIAM NEVINS

NEVINS, William, clergyman, born in Norwich, Connecticut, 13 October, 1797 ; died in Baltimore, Maryland, 14 September, 1835. He was graduated at Yale in 1816, studied at Princeton theological seminary in 1816-'19, and from his ordination in 1820 until his death was pastor of the 1st Presbyterian church of Baltimore. In 1834 he received the degree of S. T. D. from Princeton. His contributions to the " New York Observer" were published in two volumes, entitled "Thoughts on Popery " (New York, 1835), and " Practical Thoughts" (1835). Selections from his manuscripts, entitled " Select Remains," were published, with a memoir, by Reverend William T. Plumer, D. D. (New York, 1836), and a volume of his sermons (1837).

These 46 brief chapters were written for the weekly newspaper, "The New York Observer" and they were anticpated and devoured by all his eager readers. His very last article entitled "The Heavenly Recognition" was never completed because the Lord took him home. In addition to this last subject, some others include:

DO YOU PRAY IN SECRET?

DO YOU PRAY IN YOUR FAMILY?

WHY PRAYER IS NOT HEARD

DO YOU REMEMBER CHRIST?

WHY THE WORLD IS NOT CONVERTED

WHY THE WORLD SHOULD HAVE THE BIBLE

WHAT STRANGE BEINGS WE ARE

THE PITY OF THE LORD

DO YOU ENJOY RELIGION?

LOVEST THOU ME?

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

WHY SO LOTH TO DIE?

HEAVEN'S ATTRACTIONS


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LETTERS ON THE MINISTRY OF THE GOSPEL
Francis Wayland

FRANCIS WAYLAND (1796-1865) American clergyman and educator, b. New York City, grad. Union College, 1813, and studied at Andover Theological Seminary. As pastor (1821-1826) of the First Baptist Church, Boston, he became known for his able preaching. After a brief professorship at Union College, he was president (1827-1855) of Brown. He enlarged the scope of the institution through a vigorous program of reforms and was a pioneer in progressive ideas in higher education, such as flexible entrance requirements and elective systems.

"Francis Wayland is the grand old man of mid-nineteenth century Baptists. Respected and sought after as a counselor both in the North and the South among Baptists, he also was recognized as one of the best educational theorists in America. His teaching greatly influenced James P. Boyce, and though his minimizing of the importance of confessions should not be followed, his convictions and instincts about Baptist ministry and preaching provide a much needed kick in the conscience for twenty-first century evangelicals." - Tom J. Nettles

Charles Hodge wrote the following in The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review: "Of course Dr. Wayland could not write and publish a book on such a subject without giving many weighty counsels and judicious suggestions as to the sources of ministerial power and usefulness. These we find in abundance in this little work."

"With the republication of Francis Wayland's 'Letters on the Ministry of the Gospel' Solid Ground Christian Books has once more placed us in its debt. Wayland' letters contain a wealth of wisdom which has been a real source of encouragement to me and from which I have drawn help for others. His third letter, 'The Ministry Not a Profession' is a predecessor to John Piper's 'Brothers We Are Not Professionals.' Wayland provides much needed wisdom with biblical depth and pastoral balance. This book will be a great resource for pastors of all ages." - Ray Van Neste

The passion of Wayland's heart was always the Gospel Ministry, and toward the end of his fruitful life he wrote a series of 10 letters to a dear friend on this vital subject. He expressed concern that, while the present day clergymen were gifted in many ways they were tragically lacking the ministerial unction. In his own words: "You may attend upon any one of our churches for months without any danger of being offended by a single instance of false grammar. But little moral emotion is however aroused, nor does it seem to be much expected."

This is a perfect book for those considering the ministry of the Gospel, for those in the beginning of the Gospel ministry, and even for veterans of many years.


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THE CAUSE AND CURE OF INFIDELITY
A Classic Defense of the Christian Faith
Dr. David Nelson

This 19th Century Classic is just the antidote to the DA VINCI CODE CRAZE that has infected so many in America. With the movie set to be released this month it is essential that we be prepared "to give an answer to everyone who asks (us) a reason for the hope that is within (us)." This book, although written 170 years ago, demonsrates that the reason people will readily believe a lie over the truth is simple:

1- The carnal mind is enmity against God

2- Men love darkness rather than the light

With these simple FACTS demonstrated again and again throughout this book, Dr. Nelson gently, warmly and compassionately presses the conscience of his reader. Having himself been an infidel, he writes with the pen dipped in kindness and love for those still trapped in the fortress of falsehood.

The book of 400 pages is divided almost evenly into Three Parts:

1- The CAUSE of Infidelity

2- The CURE of Infidelity

3- The AUTHOR'S TESTIMONY concerning His Unbelief and the Means of hs Rescue

EVERY HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE STUDENT SHOULD READ THIS BOOK.

EVERY PASTOR, TEACHER AND PARENT SHOULD READ THIS BOOK.

"On a train journey to and from London today I was able to do some reading in the book THE CAUSE AND CURE OF INFIDELITY and was very struck by it, especially his fine illustrations. This unusual book is a real gem! It sparkles with brilliant illustrations on subjects ranging from Scripture to science, atheism to prophecy, agnosticism to true conversion and the sinfulness of sin to the goodness of God. Anyone who makes the effort to get into its Victorian language will hugely appreciate its victorious message." - John Blanchard, author of ULTIMATE QUESTIONS and numerous books

Dr. David Nelson, a distinguished American physician, was born at Jonesborough, Tennessee, in 1793. He began practicing medicine at the age of nineteen. During his early years as a scientist, he was a skeptic. Unbelievers, such as, Voltaire, Volney and Thomas Paine, had led Dr. Nelson to become "an honest unreflecting deist." In his medical practice, Dr. Nelson noticed how peaceful believers were as they approached death and how agitated unbelievers were. He reflected on the differences in attitudes toward death among the believers and unbelievers and concluded that those who have hope for the life to come approach death, in the words of William Cullen Bryant, "like one who wraps the drapery of his couch about him and lies down to pleasant dreams." Such faith on the part of those who had committed their lives to Christ led Dr. Nelson to reevaluate his life and begin a thorough investigation of the foundation of his infidelity. The more he studied Voltaire, Volney and Paine, the more he realized their arguments were grounded in falsehood, much of which they had to know to be false.

Upon his conversion to Christ, he soon left the medical profession to study and serve in the Church of Jesus Christ. He began his ministry in Danville, KY, and later removed to Illinois, and, in the neighborhood of Quincy, established a seminary for the education of young men designed for missionaries. Here, having exhausted his means, and being worn out with labors, and especially being prostrated by epilepsy, he died, saying, "All is well," on the 17th of October, 1844, aged fifty-one years.

The most enduring monument to his memory is his remarkable book on "Infidelity," which he wrote in a few weeks, in the summer of 1836, sitting under a clump of trees at Oakland, near Quincy, IL. Once devoted in heart and life to the pleasures of the world, once a sensualist and an enemy to the religion of Christ, he was converted to such an entire renunciation of the world and to such love and devotion to his Redeemer, and the salvation of his fellowmen by the gospel, as to exemplify, in a most remarkable manner, the noble resolution of the apostle, "to know nothing but Jesus Christ and Him crucified;" and this not only in his preaching, but in his common conversation and daily intercourse with men. No conversation, pursuits, or pleasures seemed to interest him, which were not closely connected with Christ and the progress of his religion. "There was nothing more remarkable about him," says Dr. Breckenridge, "than his fervent and overpowering love for Christ. He seemed to be consumed with a tender ardent and unquenchable love for the Redeemer Himself. Nothing was hard for him by which he could please and honor the Savior."


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THE COMPLETE DUTY OF MAN
a System of Doctrinal and Practical Christianity
Designed for the Use of Families
Henry Venn

Originally published in 1763 "The Complete Duty of Man" by Henry Venn went through numerous editions and many alterations of style and arrangement during the author's lifetime. This edition is taken from the fifth and definitive edition which was prepared by his son John and printed and published in 1798. This edition was republished with revised proofs as the standard edition in London in 1838.

"Henry Venn's The Complete Duty of Man is a masterpiece of practical theology. On almost every page, the reader is challenged to stop and reflect on Venn's incisive and rich observations. Any part is worth the price of the whole. The recurring theme is dependence on Christ in walking with God; but there isn't a hint of the antinomianism that often mars present-day expositions of this grand theme. In the best sense of these words, this volume is Reformed, Puritan, and Experimental." - Dr. Robert Paul Martin

This has been regarded as one of the most popular and useful manuals of practical divinity ever produced in the English language. According to the Prefatory Note: "The tenor of the work now presented to the christian public is in beautiful consistence with that of Mr. Venn's published sermons. It places things in their proper order, preparing the way to christian 'practice' by christian 'faith,' and to christian faith by heartfelt 'conviction of sin.' It consider all attempts to promote holiness of living as defective, in which the cross of Christ is not laid at the foundation, and constantly kept in view; every duty being enforced as having relation to the Redeemer, his instructions and example, and above all, his atoning sacrifice."

"God, in his sovereign grace and providential wisdom, raised up a cohort of remarkable preachers of the gospel in the eighteenth century. Men such as William Grimshaw, John Newton, William Romainse, Samuel Walker, Daniel Rowland and George Whitefield were very different individuals with varied gifts. But they were together on the core essentials of the gospel, which has often been well summarized as ruin by the Fall, redemption by the death of Christ,and regeneration by the Spirit. Among this group of "burning and shining lights" must be numbered Henry Venn. The gospel he preached--and the other men just named--is detailed in these pages. This is a classic exposition of the gospel, its theological shape and content, and the nature of its impact. Without this gospel, there can be no togetherness in Christ. Iin this day of confusion about gospel essentials, this is a vital reminder from the past about the sort of preaching and teaching God blesses." - Dr. Michael Haykin

Henry Venn (1725 - 1797), English evangelical divine, was born at Barnes, Surrey, and educated at Cambridge. He was one of the founders of the Clapham Sect, a small but highly influential evangelical group within the Anglican Church.

He took orders in 1747, and was elected fellow of Queens College, Cambridge, in 1749. After holding a curacy at Barton, Cambridgeshire, he became curate of St Matthew, Friday Street, London, and of West Horsley, Surrey, in 1750, and then of Clapham in 1754. In the preceding year he was lecturer of St Swithins, Londod Stone. He was vicar of Huddersfield from 1759 to 1771, when he exchanged to the living of Yelling, Huntingdonshire.

Besides being a leader of the evangelical revival, he was well known as the author of The Compleat Duty of Man (London, 1763), a work in which he intended to supplement the teaching embodied in the anonymous Whole Duty of Man. A portrait of him, by John Russell, hangs in the National Portrait Gallery, London.

His son, John Venn (1750-1813), was one of the founders of the Church Missionary Society.


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THE REMAINS OF RICHARD CECIL
Richard Cecil, with Josiah Pratt, Editor

In his Preface Josiah Pratt quotes Isaac Watts as follows: "He that has the happy talent of parlour-preaching has sometimes done more for Christ and souls in the space of a few minutes, than by the labour of many hours and days in the usual course of preaching in the pulpit." Pratt goes on to say, "On my first intercourse with Mr. Cecil, now upward of fifteen years since, when in the full vigour of his mind, I was so struck with the wisdom and originality of his remarks, that I considered it my duty to record what seemed to me most likely to be useful to others." This volume is filled with the wisdom and originality which struck Pratt from his first experience with Richard Cecil.

"Biblical succinctness, spiritual depth, practical wisdom, illustrative clarity, and pastoral sympathy characterize Cecil's pithy Remains. Would you like precise, intriguing

statement on a plethora of valuable subjects? Read and ponder this book; you'll be the more spiritually mature for doing so."- Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary



SAMPLES:

"DUTIES are ours: events are God's. This removes an infinite burden from the shoulders of a miserable, tempted, dying creature. On this consideration only, can he securely lay down his head and close his eyes."

"WHAT I DO, THOU KNOWEST NOT NOW; BUT THOU SHALT KNOW HEREAFTER - is the unvaried language of God, in his providence. He will have CREDIT every step. He will not assign reasons, because he will exercise faith."

"A sound head, a simple heart, and a spirit dependent on Christ, will suffice to conduct us in every variety of circumstances."

The Topics Covered in these Godly Remarks include:

- ON THE CHRISTIAN LIFE AND CONFLICT

-On the Christian's Fellowship with God

-On True Grace as a Growing Principle

-On Tenderness of Conscience

-On Schooling the Heart as the Grand Means of Personal Religion

- ON SUBJECTS CONNECTED WITH THE CHRISTIAN MINISTRY

-Qualifying oneself for the Ministerial Office

-On Preaching Christ

-On a Minister's Familiar Intercourse with his Hearers

-On the Means of Promoting a Spirit of Devotion in Congregations

-On the Marriage of Christian Ministers

-On Visiting Death Beds

-On Infidelity and Popery

-On Fortifying Youths against Infidel Principles

-On the Management of Children

-On Family Worship

-On the Influence of Parental Character

ON THE SCRIPTURES

-On the Old and New Dispensations

-On Typical and Allegorical Explanations of Scripture

-On the Fallen Nature of Man

-On the Need of Grace

-On Religious Retirement

-On a Spiritual Mind

-On the Christian Sabbath

-On Judging Justly

-On the Character of St. Paul

APPENDIX

-Some Negative Rules given to a Young Minister

-Fragment - a Dying Minister's Farewell


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A TREATISE ON PRAYER
Designed to Assist in the Devout Discharge of That Duty
Edward Bickersteth

Edward Bickersteth (1786-1850) A leader of the Evangelicals, He was at first a lawyer and practised at Norwich, but he was always of deeply religious temperament and in 1815 received priest's orders and was sent to Africa by the Church Missionary Society to inspect the work there. Returning in Aug., 1816, he became one of the society's secretaries and for the rest of his life spent much time traveling in the service of the society; in 1830 he became rector of Watton. He was an active opponent of the Tractarian Movement, and was one of the founders of the Evangelical Alliance and of the Irish Church Missions Society. His published works were numerous and many were very popular; the more important (A Help to the Study of the Scriptures, 21st edition; A Treatise on Prayer, 14th edition; A Treatise on the Lord's Supper, 13th edition; A Guide to the Prophecies, 8th edition; and others) were collected in sixteen volumes (London, 1853). He also compiled Christian Psalmody (Hereford, 1833), a much-used hymn-book, and edited the Christian's Family Library (50 vols.).

A CLASSIC ON THE DUTY AND PRIVILEGE OF PRIVATE, FAMILY & PUBLIC PRAYER.


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ADDRESSES TO THE YOUNG:
Immanuel: Christ's Names, Titles and Excellencies
Alexander Fletcher

"We do not know of any terms that can adequately express the value of these Addresses."--BRITISH MOTHERS' MAGAZINE

"A little work of great merit. Dr. Fletcher, better than any other living man, is fitted for a juvenile auditory. It is a charming volume for the young." -STANDARD OF FREEDOM

Alexander Fletcher (1787-1860) was known as "The Children's Friend", as well as the man who performed the wedding of Charles Haddon Spurgeon and Susannah Thompson.

Of the aged Dr. Fletcher, Spurgeon said the following: "I think if I needed an illustration of one who as often as I saw him, always seemed to be fruit fully ripe, and whose recent death thoroughly well justifies my belief, I might refer to that venerable and excellent servant of God, Dr. Alexander Fletcher. He had in his youth sharp and severe trials and troubles, but they helped to ripen him. He had to bear up continually with arduous labor, always sweetened with unusual success. My acquaintance with him was only in the declining years of his life. He was always as I knew him, an example of a ripe Christian. He had always a kind word ready upon his tongue, and never wanted a generous thought bubbling up in his heart. If an enemy spoke against you, he would say, "Never mind them, let them write until they wear the nibs from their pens, and do not answer them." Ah! I dare say many of you have seen him during this last year or two. That noble countenance, that fatherly expression, that overflowing love, were all signs that he was getting ready for the hand of the blessed Master to take him to himself. God forbid we should have wished him to be here longer! Was he not ripe? Let him then be taken home, God forbid we should have desired that he had gone earlier; he would not have been ripe, but when fully ripe the Master removed him."

Address 1 - Adam and Advocate

Address 2 - All in All - Almighty - Alpha - Altar

Address 3 - Amen - Anchor - Ancient of Days - Angel

Address 4 - Bishop - Blessed - Bread - Breaker - Bridegroom

Address 5 - Author of Eternal Salvation - Babe - Beginning - Balm - Beloved

Address 6 - Brightness - Brother - Buckler - Builder - Burden-Bearer

Address 7 - Captain - Child - Chosen - Christ - Commander

Address 8 - Consolation - Counselor - Corner-stone - Covenant - Covert - Creator - Crown of Glory

Address 9 - David - Day-Spring - Day Star - Daysman - Dear Son - Defence - Deliverer - Desire of All Nations - Dew - Diadem of Beauty - Door


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PREPARING TO TEACH
A Reformed Training Manual for Bible Teachers
John Hall, Edward Humphrey, Wm. Henry Green, Francis Patton & J. Bennet Tyler

"This volume is meant to be a class-book for teachers and such as design to become teachers. It claims to be only an outline of the topics treated, and presupposes regular study of the subjects which in so brief a space can be little more than barely stated, and, if practiable, organized classes and competent teachers. Profoundly convinced of the imperative need of a higher order of teaching in our Sunday Schools, of a large number of teachers who are proficient in Bible knowledge and measurably trained in the methods of teaching and in management of classes, this volume is submitted to the great army of Sunday School workers and such as will some day enter the field, in the fervent and prayerful hope that it may meet a want, and be helpful to such as desire to do good and successful work for the Master in this most hopeful and important department of Christian activity."

EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY by John Hall

CEREMONIAL INSTITUTES by Edward P. Humphrey

BIBLE HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY & ARCHAEOLOGY by Wm.. Henry Green

SUMMARY OF CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE by Francis L. Patton

HOW TO TEACH THE BIBLE by J. Bennet Tyler

This volume of over 400 pages contains five separate books by five gifted authors who were experts in the field assigned to them. The Presbyterian Board of Publications commissioned these men to write material that would equip those presently teaching and those who desired to teach in the Sunday School and Bible Classes of the Church. A cursory reading of the material produced demonstrates that each man took his task seriously and produced a volume that is timeless and priceless.

At Princeton, J. Gresham Machen was mentored by theologian Francis L. Patton (1843-1932). Later, Machen wrote about Patton's helpfulness in his intellectual struggles: "Never did a doubter and a struggler have a better friend than I did in this wonderfully eloquent and brilliant man."

William Henry Green (1825-1900), from August 1851 until his death, in Princeton, New Jersey, he was professor of Biblical and Oriental Literature in Princeton Theological Seminary. From 1859 the title of his chair was Oriental and Old Testament Literature.

John Hall (1806-1894) was pastor of the First Presbyterian Church or Trenton, New Jersey for over 40 years, served as Professor of Pastoral Theology at Princeton Seminary, and later as Director of the Seminary. His close friendship with J.W. Alexander led to the publication of "Forty Years Familiar Letters of James W. Alexander" which appeared in 1860. He was a gifted writer of many volumes, several, like this oned, in collaboration with others.

Edward P. Humphrey (1809-1886) was one of three faculty members who founded the Danville Theological Seminary in Kentucky in 1853, where he served alongside of Dr. Robert Breckinridge. Humphrey taught the Church History among other subjects. He was a graduate of Andover Theological Seminary in 1833 and pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Jefferson, IN for 18 years. He was a leader amongst the "Old School" Presbyterians.


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LETTERS PRACTICAL AND CONSOLATORY
Designed to Illustrate the Nature and Tendency of the Gospel
David Russell

"I will go so far, as with more than ordinary earnestness, to recommend you to get, own, put on your table and study, a book with this title, Letters Practical and Consolatory, Designed to Illustrate the Nature and Tendency of the Gospel; by David Russell, Minister of the Gospel, Dundee. Who this Russell is, I know not; probably a Scotch Dissenter. But I have read no human production which comes nearer my views of Calvinism. It is theology without one shred of scholasticism; orthodoxy without one film of mystification; purity, without one note of ecclesiastical harshness." - James W. Alexander

Letters included cover the following:

ON THE SUFFERINGS OF CHRIST

ON THE GLORY OF CHRIST

ON THE INVITATIONS AND PROMISES OF THE GOSPEL

ON THE DESIGN OF OUR LORD'S MISSION

THOUGHTS ON THE LAW AND GOSPEL

ON CHRISTIAN COMFORT

ON THE PRACTICAL INFLUENCE OF THE TRUTH

HINTS ON THE MEANS AND HAPPY EFFECTS OF SANCTIFICATION

ON THE PERSEVERANCE OF CHRISTIANS

ON THE BENEFIT OF AFFLICTION

ON THE DIVERISTY OF DEGREES IN GLORY

ON SOME DIFFICULTIES RELATIVE TO COMING TO CHRIST

ON CHRISTIAN CONFIDENCE IN PRAYER

From the ADVERTISEMENT: "The following Letters were addressed, for the most part, to persons in affliction. They are not, however, merely consolatory. Sorrow is the fruit of sin, and therefore its true cure lies only in that medicinal truth which purifies the heart, and 'saves and sets sinners free.' With this conviction, it was the Writer's object in these Letters to state that great truth in the different lights and connections in which it appears in Scripture. The individuals to whom they were written believed that they received benefit from them, and they thought that others might do so likewise. This is the history of their publication."

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SCRIPTURE NATURAL HISTORY
Explained and Illustrated for the Young
Alexander Fletcher

Alexander Fletcher (1787-1860) was known as "The Children's Friend", as well as the man who performed the wedding of Charles Haddon Spurgeon and Susannah Thompson.

Of the aged Dr. Fletcher, Spurgeon said the following: "I think if I needed an illustration of one who as often as I saw him, always seemed to be fruit fully ripe, and whose recent death thoroughly well justifies my belief, I might refer to that venerable and excellent servant of God, Dr. Alexander Fletcher. He had in his youth sharp and severe trials and troubles, but they helped to ripen him. He had to bear up continually with arduous labor, always sweetened with unusual success. My acquaintance with him was only in the declining years of his life. He was always as I knew him, an example of a ripe Christian. He had always a kind word ready upon his tongue, and never wanted a generous thought bubbling up in his heart. If an enemy spoke against you, he would say, "Never mind them, let them write until they wear the nibs from their pens, and do not answer them." Ah! I dare say many of you have seen him during this last year or two. That noble countenance, that fatherly expression, that overflowing love, were all signs that he was getting ready for the hand of the blessed Master to take him to himself. God forbid we should have wished him to be here longer! Was he not ripe? Let him then be taken home, God forbid we should have desired that he had gone earlier; he would not have been ripe, but when fully ripe the Master removed him."

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THE CHRISTIAN PASTOR'S MANUAL
The Duties, Difficulties and Encouragements of the Christian Ministry
Philip Doddridge, John Newton, Isaac Watts, Richard Cecil, Abraham Booth, John Erskine and more

Over 400 pages of pure gold for the Pastor , Christian Teacher, Missionary and those in training for the ministry from the hearts of some of the leading ministers of the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of the chapters include:

The Evil and Danger of Neglecting Souls by Philip Doddridge

Pastoral Cautions by Abraham Booth

Rules for the Preacher's Conduct by Isaac Watts

On the Qualifications Necessary for Teachers of Christianity by John Erskine

Letter on the Snares and Difficulties Attending the Ministry of the Gospel by John Newton

The Student and Pastor by John Mason

Remarks on Subjects Connected with the Christian Ministry by Richard Cecil

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THE THOUGHT OF THE EVANGELICAL LEADERS
Notes of the Discussions of the Eclectic Society, London During the Years 1798-1814
Edited by J.H. Pratt, with Contributions by John Newton, Richard Cecil, Thomas Scott, Charles Simeon etc

A precious volume of more than 550 pages of notes from the the twice-monthly meeting of some of the most gifted evengelical ministers of the latter part of the 18th and early part of the 19th centuries.

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John Newton, Thomas Scott, Richard Cecil, Charles Simeon and many more

SOME OF THE TOPICS DISCUSSED

What may be done towards the interests of the children of a Congregation?

What constitutes Effect in preaching?

What is an External Call to the Ministry?

In what sense are we to understand the Temptation of our Lord?

What is the obligation of the Christian Sabbath?

How far is Fasting a Christian Duty?

What tends to enliven or depress devotion in a Congregation?

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THE BOYHOOD OF MARTIN LUTHER
The Sufferings Of The Heroic Little Boy Who Afterwards Became The Great German Reformer
Henry Mayhew

A rare look at the life of Martin Luther as a child and a young man, written by a British journalist who lived for two years in the areas where the story of young Luther unfolds. This historical novel will introduce the reader to the incredible sufferings of the one who was to "turn the world upside-down" for Jesus Christ. Mayhew was a gifted writer who sought to tell the story of young Luther with a wonderful combination of sympathy and accuracy.

In addition to the rivetting story, there are 8 excellent illustrations that will help to visualize the various stages of Luther's boyhood. We hope to have this volume available in early January 2007, and plan to release it in conjunction with the two small volumes of John Calvin as a young man.


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GEMS OF WOMANHOOD
Of Various Ages and Nations
Samuel Mossman

This precious volume covers the following Eight areas:

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4) WOMAN'S INFLUENCE IN THE POLITICAL WORLD

5) WOMAN'S INFLUENCE IN SOCIETY

6) WOMAN'S INFLUENCE IN THE DOMESTIC SPHERE

7) WOMAN'S ENDURING LOVE AND FILIAL PIETY

8) WOMAN'S DEVOTION TO RELIGION


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THE CATHOLIC DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND
An Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles
Thomas Rogers, edited by J.J.S. Perowne

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HOW TO LIVE THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
William J. Patton

This volume was composed after the death of William J. Patton (1829-1895), and was gathered by Rev. John M'Ilveen. In his Introduction Rev. M'Ilveen said:

"The reception accorded to PARDON AND ASSURANCE has encouraged me to select for publication a few more of Mr. Patton's addresses. The former volume has already reached a 6th edition, and not a few testimonies have been received as to blessing resulting from the reading of it."


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THE RICHES OF BUNYAN
A Collection of Wise Sayings on Christian Doctrine and Duty
Edited by Jeremiah Chaplin

In 1850 Jeremiah Chaplin compiled this brilliant volume of the sayings of John Bunyan on 29 subjects covering the Doctrine and Duty of the Christian. A revision of this work was done in 1952 by The World Publishing Company, but it left out the following sections, as it deemed them to be "of lesser value for the present age in which we live" -

THE TRINITY

THE LAW

THE HOLY SPIRIT

CONVICTION OF SIN

TEMPTATIONS

THE PROMISES

FALSE PROFESSION

THE CHURCH

ANTICHRIST

THE JUDGMENT

HELL

What a tragedy that these 11 vital topics have been deemed of LESSER VALUE to the modern world in which we live. Here we have the entire volume of nearly 500 pages covering subjetcs of vital interest to the church and the world.

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THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION OF YOUTH
Ulrich Zwingli, translated by Alcide Reichenbach

This classic work is the very first book written during the Reformation on the Christian Education of Youth. The original title was "Directions for the Education of a Young Nobleman" and was written in 1523 to the boy who later became his step-son. This is an outstanding translation that was made by Prof. A. Reichenbach, which includes a very informative Biographical Sketch of the Life and Educational Career of Zwingli.

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THE LIFE & WORK OF ELISHA THE PROPHET
Alfred Edersheim

Best known for his monumental work THE LIFE & TIMES OF JESUS THE MESSIAH, Alfred Edersheim here leads us step by step through the life and ministry of the great prophet Elisha. In the opening words of his Preface, the azuthor states, "This book does not lay claim to be either a Critical or a Historical Commentary, but is intended to follow the Life and Work of the Prophet Elisha with the view of pointing out their moral, and learning their lessons, as applicable to all times, and especially to our own. "

Alfred Edersheim (1825-1889) emigrated to Hungary and became a teacher of languages. He converted to Christianity in Pesth when he came under the influence of John Duncan, a Scottish Presbyterian chaplain to workmen engaged in constructing a bridge over the Danube. Edersheim accompanied Duncan on his return to Scotland and studied theology at New College, Edinburgh and at the University of Berlin. In 1846 he was ordained to the ministry of the Presbyterian Church. He was a missionary to the Jews at Jassy, Romania for a year. On his return to Scotland, after preaching for a time in Aberdeen, Edersheim was appointed in 1849 to minister at the Free Church, Old Aberdeen. In 1861 health problems forced him to resign and the Church of St. Andrew was built for him at Torquay (which in the late twentieth century was converted into The Monastery nightclub). In 1872 Edersheim's health again obliged him to retire, and for four years he lived quietly at Bournemouth. In 1875 he was ordained in the Church of England, and was Curate of the Abbey Church, Christchurch, Hants, for a year, and from 1876 to 1882 Vicar of Lodera, Dorsetshire. He was appointed to the post of Warburtonian Lecturer at Lincoln's Inn 1880-84. In 1882 he resigned and relocated to Oxford. He was Select Preacher to the University 1884-85 and Grinfield Lecturer on the Septuagint 1886-88 and 1888-89. Edersheim died at Merton, France, March 16, 1889.


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WALLACE: THE HERO OF SCOTLAND
James Paterson

In 1858 James Paterson's outstanding volume on WALLACE: THE HERO OF SCOTLAND was first published. The response was both immediate and overwhelming. There were several printings issued and a third edition went forth with "such amendments and improvements as, the author trusts, will entitle it to a lasting place among the national works of Scotland."

Sir William Wallace (1270-1305) is best known in our day from the popular movie BRAVEHEART. In this book you will be introduced to the real man behind the legends. It is both exciting and instructive to see the man as he was in the times in which he lived. James Paterson (1805-1876) was a gifted writer and historian who delighted to render service to his fellow Scotsman by uncovering the man who was truly THE HERO OF SCOTLAND.


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THE PRACTICAL SPELLING-BOOK WITH READING LESSONS
Thomas H. Gallaudet and Horace Hooker

Two of the leading Christian educators of the first half of the 19th century joined their efforts to produce a remarkable tool for teaching both spelling and reading. Gallaudet is known best as "the Father of American Education for the Deaf," and his name is still a familiar one because of Gallaudet Univesity in Washington DC. Best known in our day for his books, "A Child's Book on the Fall," "The Child's Book on Repentance" and the soon-to-be-reprinted "Child's Book on the Soul," Gallaudet had a unique ability to speak and teach at the lowest level. His dear friend Horace Hooker wrote the book "The Child's Book on the Sabbath" as part of that outstanding series begun by Gallaudet.

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THE SERMONS OF REV. JOHN KER
A Series of Two Volumes
John Ker

John Ker (1819-1886) was a minister and professor, was born in Peeblesshire and brought up in Edinburgh. He studied there and in Halle, and was chosen to fill the chair of Practrical Training in the United Presbyterianh Theological College in 1876. He wrote the volume "The Psalms in History and Biography" which was recently published by Solid Ground.

"Take it all in all, we do not know any volume of sermons superior to these in the English language. Others may surpass them in some single feature of excellence, but in the manifold combination of merits they possess we could not name any that take their rank above them within the whole compass of our religious literature." - Edinburgh Review

"Those of the sermons which the author had definitely laid aside for publication show that, as in the former series (that is Volume One), he aimed at a variety of topics, which would furnish the doubting, the afflicted, the old, the young, the thoughtful and the heedless, with their portion of meat in due season." - From the Preface to Volume Two


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THOUGHTS ON SACRAMENTAL OCCASIONS
Extracted from the Diary of the Rev. Philip Doddridge
Philip Doddridge with Introduction by J.W. Alexander

Although best known for his classic work THE RISE AND PROGRESS OF RELIGION IN THE SOUL, Philip Doddridge (1702-1751) never rose higher than he did in these meditations centered around the Lord's Table.

We have included an excerpt from this precious volume which you can view by clicking on the word SAMPLE MEDITATION.

This timeless volume published over 250 years ago is made even more precious by the informative introduction written by James W. Alexander of Princeton.

In the words of Alexander, taken from his Introduction:

"The fragments which fill the ensuing pages are like the filings of gold or the dust of diamonds. They are not specimens either of reasoning or of style: they were never meant for the eye of the stranger. But they reveal to us, in a most pleasant manner, the views of their eminent author, in relation to this important part of his ministerial work. They serve to show how far he was from lapsing into a lukewarm, official, customary, routine, in his approaches to this holy table. Especially do they remind us who are office-bearers in Christ's house, that our public utterances, to be warm and efficient, must flow from an inward fount of feeling."

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THE CHILD'S BOOK ON THE CREATION
Charles A. Goodrich

This volume continues our series of Children's Classic Reprints. It will find a welcome place alongside our other current titles -

THE CHILD'S BOOK ON THE FALL

THE CHILD'S BOOK ON REPENTANCE

THE CHILD'S BOOK ON THE SABBATH

THE CHILD'S BOOK ON THE SOUL

"To the children of the United States, to whose instruction and amusement, by means of other works, the Author has devoted not a few of his leisure hours, this work is affectionately dedicated. And to them, let him say, as that which he inculcates upon his own children - that were they able to gain possession of the world, which we inhabit - of the wide universe, which circles around us, and of whose creation this little volume tells - could they gain it all - enjoy it all, while time shall last - and then lose their souls - Lazarus, in his poverty, before the door of Dives, would be infinitely richer than they. Lazarus, with nothing of this world, which he could call his own, ascended to glory! - Dives, clothed in purple and faring sumptuously every day, sunk to endless woe!" -from the Author's Preface

Charles A. Goodrich (1790-1862) commited his life to writing books that would entertain, instruct and edify children and young people. This precious gem will go a long way to instruct children that the Intelligent Designer of our marvelous world was none other than the Lord of Glory, even Jesus Christ the Savior of the world.


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IS THE HIGHER CRITICISM SCHOLARLY?
Clearly Attested Facts Showing that the Destructive "Assured Results of Modern Scholarship" are Indefensible
Robert Dick Wilson

"Occasionally God gives to His Church a man of unusual gifts, deep piety, and true insight. Such a man was the late Robert Dick Wilson (1856-1930). Dr. Wilson lived at a time when the Old Testament was being subjected to some of the severest attacks and criticisms that it had ever received. He himself was a devout Christian and grieved over these attacks. He also had an insight into their nature and into the need for refuting them. And he had the God-given ability for standing up to the challenge which these attacks constituted, accepting it and seeking to give an answer." -from Introduction by E.J. Young

This small book is an excellent, simple tool to give to anyone who is challenged by the so-called scholarship of the modern day. This little work went through numerous editions for many years, and has been used to strengthen the faith of multitudes of people.


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THE BIBLE IN BROWNING
The Central Place of Holy Scripture in the Work of the Great Poet
MINNIE GRESHAM MACHEN

The mother of J. Gresham Machen, Minnie Grssham machen (1849-1931) displays her personal gifts in revealing the extensive use that Robert Browning (1812-1889) made of Holy Scripture. Anyone who has appreciated the life and writings of J.G. Machen will want to see the work of the most important woman in his life.

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ILLUSTRATED RAMBLES IN BIBLE LANDS
Richard Newton

Dr. Newton (1813-1887) had the privilege of visiting the land of the Bible and he decided to share his experiences in this illustrated and entertaining volume. As with all Newton titles the Lord Jesus Christ is exalted and the Scripturews are opened and applied with the skill of a seasoned surgeon of the soul.

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CONSIDERATIONS FOR YOUNG MEN
Pleasures & Antipations, Dangers & Temptations of Youth
Jared Waterbury

This small volume is in many ways a companion to Waterbury's book ADVICE TO A YOUNG CHRISTIAN. The 32 letters are divided under the following heads:

1) PLEASURES AND ANTICIPATIONS

2) DANGERS AND TEMPTATIONS

3) PREJUDICES AGAINST RELIGION

In the words of the author:

"The author of the following letters having been placed, by the providence of God, in circumstances favorable to acquiring a knowledge of the feelings, principles, and habits of young men, has ventured, with dependence on divine aid, to address them in relation to subjects the most important which can engage their attention. The class of individuals to whom this work is inscribed, are the hope of our country. They embody, in a great degree, the influence which is destined to sway the moral and political interests of the nation.."


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THE PRAYERS OF THE CHURCH
Selected and Arranged Under Different Heads
Richard Newton, Editor

"The design of this arrangement is two-fold: first, to throw into a more convenient form the treasures of the Prayer Book, for the use of clergymen, on those frequent occasions when they are called upon to address the throne of grace, independently of the stated services of the sanctuary; and, secondly, to aid both ministers and private christians, in bringing into more general use the beautiful and inimitable prayers which the Church has provided. Rich as they are in Scriptural language, and endeared by a thousand sweet and hallowed associations, it can hardly fail to aid the devotion and strengthen the piety of any member of the Church, if he shall seek to be more thoroughly imbued with the spirit of these prayers; and if, in approaching the throne of grace, he shall cultivate the habit of clothing his thoughts, giving utterance to his desires in these consecrated words." -from Preface by Richard Newton

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CAMP-FIRES OF THE REVOLUTION
The war of independence, illustrated by thrilling events and stories by the old continental soldiers
HENRY C. WATSON

In presenting the "Camp-Fires of the Revolution" to the public, a few remarks may be necessary. The "battle sieges, fortunes," of war in which American Independence was secured, may be found detailed in history, with all possible accuracy, and elaborate criticism. But the sufferings of the ill-furnished soldiers during the long and dreary winters of that period, and their means of whiling away the time when forced to gather around the camp-fire and watch when they had not the conveniences for sleeping, are not to be found on the dignified page of history. Yet are they worthy of being noted; and, by the aid of the few remaining heroes of that terrible struggle, when "Saxon met Saxon," -- those few remaining links which chain us to the past, we may imagine the extent of their suffering, and the means they made use to draw their attention from its severity.

It is thought, a work upon the plan of the "Campfires of the Revolution," will bring the doings and the scenes of the "trying time" more vividly before the mind than the common history. Here we have the incidents of various battles, and the exploits of chieftains, told as if by eye-witnesses, and in the familiar, easily comprehended language of the farmer and the mechanic soldiers of the American army. No later achievements of a more dazzling character should withdraw the admiration and the gratitude of the American people from those iron-nerved patriots who, destitute of most of the requisites of an army, conquered only because they were determined to conquer. Their history affords the brightest examples for the imitation of those who would be truly brave and patriotic. -The Original Preface

"This work is well and pleasingly done, and the stories illustrate the oft-repeated quotation that 'truth is stranger than fiction.' To the young, this work will posses a perfect charm. If it shows how liberty was gained, it may be equally instructive in pointing out its value, and the necessity of its preservation. The style in which it is written is in strict accordance with the boldness of the events and the spirit of the actors."

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WASHINGTON AND HIS GENERALS
Classic Work on the Father of America and His Most Trustworthy Men
Joel T. Headley

The author of our very popular FORGOTTEN HEROES OF LIBERTY: The Chaplains and Clergy of the American Revolution, Joel T. Headley writes his most important and popular book on the men who stood beside the man who founded America.

After an outstanding introductory chapter of General Washington, Headley proceeds to give moving and heart-lifting accounts of men like Putnam, Montgomery, Arnold, Schuyler, Greene, Moultrie, Lee, Sullivan, Lafayette and John Paul Jones.

All who want their children to know the character of the men who helped gain our freedom will want to read this book with them. The hand of God is seen again and again in the battles that were fought to launch this great country.

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GENEVA'S SHIELD
A Story of the Swiss Reformation
William M. Blackburn

"The design of these chapters is to portray the rise of the Reformation in Geneva, Switzerland, and afford a picture of the struggles endured by those who first sought to deliver that city from the rule of Savoy and Rome. The historical story is written, mainly, for our young people, whom fact may benefit more than fiction. It is the opinion of the author, that church history can furnish rich material for the libraries which go into Sabbath schools and Bible classes. But the history must be written with life in it. Mere generalizations will not be read by the youth. It must have spirit as well as body. If this specimen shall not merely entertain for a day, but shall also instruct for a lifetime, the effort to impress gospel truth will have its reward." - from the Author's Preface

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ROYAL PREACHER
Lectures on Ecclesiastes
James Hamilton

Spurgeon said of this work: "We have had a great treat in reading this prose poem. It is a charming production. Like everyuthing that fell from Dr. Hamilton's pen, it would be inpossible to study it without profit."

Contents include: The Preacher; The Sermon; The Vestibule of Vanity; The Monument; The Exchange; Dead Flies; Bread on the Waters; Green Pastures; The Dungeon and many more.


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PAUL THE MISSIONARY
Louis Berkhof

These four addresses were delivered in 1914 before the Southwest Indian Conference in Flagstaff, Arizona. In Berkhof's own words:

"Complying with this request, I lectured on three subjects pertaining to the life of Paul, the missionary par excellence, and in addition addressed the Conference on a subject that might be called the motto of Paul in his missionary labors, 'VICTORY THROUGH GRACE!' May they in some small measure help us to understand the life and work of that great apostle whose undying zeal laid the foundations of the Church in Gentile lands; and may his example be our guiding star in our missionary efforts."

Chapter One: PAUL'S PREPARATION FOR HIS GREAT TASK

Chapter Two: THE STRATEGIC ELEMENT IN PAUL'S WORK

Chapter Three: PAUL THE MISSIONARY PREACHER

Chapter Four: VICTORY THROUGH GRACE


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RUTH, THE GLEANER & ESTHER, THE QUEEN
William M. Taylor

This volume completes thye justly famous Biographical Series of sermons preached by the gifted and brilliant William M. Taylor. Here he turns his gifts to consider the lives and influence of two women from the Old Testament: Ruth and Esther.

"In adding another to the volumes on Bible Biographies which have been so widely and generously received by the Christian public, it is unnecessary to say anything as to the method adopted. The present work will be found to possess the same characteristics as those already issued, its only peculiarity being that it deals with two women whose names are dear to the hearts alike of Jews and Christians. I have put them together for the sake of convenience; though there is a certain link of association between them, inasmuch as the Book of Ruth describes the experiences of a Gentile widow in the midst of Jewish surroundings; and the Book of Esther describes those of a Jewish orphan in a Gentile city. That He without Whose blessing all human efforts must be vain may deign to use these pages for the advancement of His glory in the temporal and spiritual welfare of man is 'my heart's desire and prayer.'" - from the Author's Preface


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LETTERS TO AN ADOPTED DAUGHTER
John Newton

This small volume contains two precious works of John Newton, best known for his hymn "Amazing Grace." Newton and his wife were childless, but they were privileged to be able to adopt two of Mrs. Newtron's nieces, Elizabeth Catlett and Eliza Cunningham. The main portion of this work is called Letters to an Adopted Daughter, which contains 21 letters Newton wrote to Elizabeth while she was away at school. In the Preface we are told, "The following pleasing effusions of Mr. Newton's affectionate heart cannot fail to engage the attention of the young; they contain suggestions and counsel of great value, whether regard be had to the present or future life."

In addition to these 21 letters to Elizabeth, Newton wrote a tribute to Eliza who died at an early age. He perpetuated the memory of her piety and virtue in a brief memoir, which is remarkable for the beautiful simplicity of its style and the loveliness of the character which it delineates.


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THE WEEB BOOK
ROBERT W. MAXWELL, JR.

IThe Weeb book is all about good against evil. The Weeb versus the Rowl. The Rowl and his Robot army the Rowllians are taking over the Universe. There are only three souls brave enough to stand against him Weeb, Chick, and Chick-e-Chonga. If they fail the universe is doomed. The Rowl grows more powerful everyday as the Weeb searches for the way to defeat him.

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THE STUDENT'S MANUAL:
Forming the Intellectual and Moral Character of the Student
John Todd

The ten chapters that make up this life-changing volume passed through more than 150 editions in Europe alone, and was THE Student's Manual throughout the United States. The chapters include the following:

THE OBJECT OF STUDY

DEVELOPING HABITS

HOW TO STUDY

HOW TO READ PROFITABLY

THE WISE USE OF TIME

CULTIVATING THE POWER OF CONVERSATION

POLITENESS AND SUBORDINATION

EXERCISE, DIET AND ECONOMY

THE DISCIPLINE OF THE HEART

THE OBJECT OF LIFE


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A TREATISE ON SELF-KNOWLEDGE
John Mason

John Mason (1706-1763) wrote, "Self-knowledge is that acquaintance with ourselves, which shows us what we are, and what, we ought to be, in order to our living comfortably and usefully here, and happily hereafter."

This treatise was written in 1744 and was expanded with a series of questions in the early 19th century to make it even more useful in schools. It went through numerous editions in both the 18th and 19th centuries.The Treatise is divided into three parts:

I. SHOWING THE NATURE AND IMPORTANCE OF THE SUBJECT

II. SHOWING THE GREAT EXCELLENCY AND ADVANTAGE OF THIS SCIENCE

III. SHOWING HOW SELF-KNOWLEDGE IS TO BE ATTAINED.

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