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THE CHRISTIAN'S PRESENT FOR ALL SEASONS: Containing Devotional Thoughts of Eminent Divines
Joseph Hall, Isaac Watts, John Owen, Richard Sibbes, John Flavel, Jonathan Edwards, Richard Baxter, John Bunyan, William Jay and More

An Introductory Essay on "Devotion" by William B. Sprague sets the stage for a rich devotional journey from Joseph Hall to William Jay. This volume was published in 1866 by The American Tract Society and it contains dozens and dozens of brief devotional exercises to stimulate the brethren to love and good works. The contributors to this volume are a veritable who's who in evangelical circles from the Puritan era to the mid-nineteenth century. The Names are as follows:

JOSEPH HALL - RICHARD SIBBES - JEREMY TAYLOR

ROBERT LEIGHTON - RICHARD BAXTER - JOHN OWEN

WILLIAM BATES - JOHN FLAVEL - STEPHEN CHARNOCK

JOHN BUNYAN - JOHN TILLOTSON - ISAAC BARROW

JOHN HOWE - EZEKIEL HOPKINS - THOMAS KEN

THOMAS COMBER - BENJAMIN JENKS - MATTHEW HENRY

THOMAS WILSON - ISAAC WATTS - THOMAS ADAM

PHILIP DODDRIDGE - JONATHAN EDWARDS - JOHN WESLEY

WILLIAM ROMAINE - ROBERT WALKER - SAMUEL DAVIES

JOHN NEWTON - THOMAS SCOTT - JOHN LOGAN

TIMOTHY DWIGHT - ANDREW FULLER - ROBERT HALL

JOHN MASON - THOMAS CHALMERS - REGINALD HEBER

EDWARD BICKERSTETH - WILLIAM NEVINS - WILLIAM JAY

W.B. Sprague concluded his Introductory Essay with these words: "Among the many excellent works adapted especially to help the Christian in his devotions, this book holds a prominent place. The Compiler seems to have ranged through almost the whole field of devotional literature, and to have gathered up all the brightest gems that came in his way; and so successful has he been that one may open the book at random, as often as he will, and will never find his eye resting upon anything that he can afford to pass over, or that does not supply the elements of rich devotional thought. It is difficult to say which is most to be admired, the Compiler's good judgment and taste, or his extraordinary patience in research, that has brought to us the heavenly thoughts of so many saints and sages. This is truly a beautiful compilation of DEVOTIONAL THOUGHTS."

D.A. Harsha, the Editor, said the following in his Preface: "It is more than ten years since the preparation of the present volume was commenced. During all this time, the selection of these beautiful passages has been slowly but steadily carried on. The work was undertaken in connection with the editing of a Library of Christian Authors, embracing Memoirs of Eminent Divines, and their choice works--a series whose preparation is not yet completed. In performing this long and arduous labor, and while carefully perusing the works of our best authors, from the 17th century to the present time, passages in each author, which the editor regarded as among the finest specimens of devotional and practical writing, were selected for the present volume. In this manner have these 'calm and holy thoughts' of those who have shone as stars in the firmament of the Christian Church, been brought together; and it is believed that in the following pages will be found some of the choicest gems of English sacred literature--gems which 'within small compass, and in purest gold, will preserve their lustre for ages.'"

"We sometimes sing the opening lines of Psalm 63 with these words:

'GOD is my great desire, His face I seek the first

To him my heart and soul aspire, For him I thirst.'

This book of devotions by such eminent saints makes it irresistible because the fervent desires of our hearts for GOD Triune must be fed." - Erroll Hulse

"This is sweet food from savory writers. Perfect for the breakfast table, the bedside, the bathroom, red lights, or anywhere else where a minute or two can be redeemed for your soul's nourishment." - Dr. Robert Martin, Pastor of Emmanuel Reformed Baptist Church, Seattle and Editor of Reformed Baptist Theological Review

"A quick scan of the table of contents makes clear that this book could be referred to as the hall of fame of devotional literature. Theological depth and practical application define the writings of men like John Flavel, Richard Baxter, John Bunyan, Matthew Henry and the rest of the authors of this book. This book would make a wonderful gift for any occasion of the year. The recipient of such a gift would have a library in one volume of some of the greatest minds in Christian history. This book would be useful in leading family worship because it would expose your family to classic reformed theology in a devotional format. Buy this book in bulk, keep a copy for yourself and pass down the truth by giving your remaining copies away." - Ray Rhodes, Jr. is President of Nourished in the Word Ministries and author of two Solid Ground Books, "Family Worship for the Reformation Season" and "Family Worship for the Christmas Season."

"In a day of time-sensitivity when every minute and hour seems to be at a premium, the leisure our forebears had for reading seems a pipe-dream for most of God's people. What is the solution? We need better stewardship of our time, for starters. But also we need books like this one that distill the riches of eminent divines from the past and give them to us in succinct packages that will stay with us through the day and week.I am glad to see this marvellous collection reprinted by Solid Ground Christian Books." - Dr. Michael Haykin

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THE SCOTTISH PULPIT: From the Reformation to the Present (YALE UNIVERSITY LECTURES OF 1886)
William M. Taylor (1829-1895)

William Taylor was one of the very few men asked to deliver a second set of lectures at the Yale Lectures on Preaching. These were delivered in 1886 and were published, upon great demand, early the next year.

In his own words: "My aim has simply been to put the preachers in the environment of their times, to bring out the characteristics by which they were distinguished, and to give point to such lessons from their work as may be useful in our own age."

Taylor begins with John Knox, Andrew Melville, Alexander Henderson, Samuel Rutherford, Robert Leighton and many more. Very rare!

"THE SCOTTISH PULPIT! How hearts beat high and eyes sparkle on the part of the preaching fraternity at the thought, for preaching in the land of heather is justly renowned. Memories of John Knox, Thomas Chalmers, Guthrie, Candlish, Norman McLeod--they are all in the verbal portraits which Taylor does with consummate art. What drama, poetry, and fierce controversy, too, are in the annals of Scottish Church-life. It is a tough assignment, and William Taylor is equal to it." -Edgar DeWitt Jones, in 'The Royalty of the Pulpit'

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THE BOW IN THE CLOUD: Springs of Comfort in Times of Deep Affliction
J.W. Alexander, James Buchanan, R.S. Candlish, Philip Doddridge, Archbishop Robert Leighton, John Newton, Edward Payson, Octavius Winslow

"We live in a world of sin, and hence in a world of sorrow, for 'Man is born unto trouble, as the sparks fly upward.' This being so, it becomes us to learn how to transmute tribulations into blessings; how to turn God's chastening rod into a supporting staff; how to discern the bow in the cloud, while we are still wet with its raindrops of sorrow. It is the design of this volume to aid in this comforting work." - from Editor's Preface

William Bacon Stevens served as editor of this magnificant volume which is as useful to the pastor as the ones to be comforted. Stevens has included excellent articles by men like James W. Alexander, James Buchanan, Robert Candlish, Philip Doddridge, Archbishop Robert Leighton, John Newton, Edward Payson, Henry Venn and Octavius Winslow.

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- AFFLICTION

- RESIGNATION

- COMFORT

- LEAING ON THE BELOVED

- THE SLEEP IN JESUS

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LIGHT AT EVENING TIME: A Book of Support and Comfort for the Aged
Edited by John Stanford Holme, Introduction by Stephen H. Tyng

"Light at Evening Time is a practical handbook that provides biblical counsel on virtually every area that concerns the elderly. Written by the cream of our church fathers and Reformed forebears, this book is an outstanding collection of treasures for those facing the challenges of senior years. Seniors would profit greatly by reading it once a year." --Dr. Joel R. Beeke, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan

The perfect book for those who are advancing in years. This Large Print Volume contains more than 100 contiributions (all quite brief) from dozens of godly authors including; Augustine, Thomas Adams, J.W. Alexander, Richard Baxter, Horatius Bonar, Charles Bridges, Thomas Brooks, John Bunyan, Chrysostom, Samuel Davies, John Flavel, John Gill, Thomas Guthrie, Robert Hawker, Matthew Henry, James Hervey, John Howe, William Jay, F.W. Krummacher, Robert Leighton, Henry Martyn, Robert Murray M'Cheyne, John Milton, Hannah More, John Newton, Elizabeth Prentiss, William Romaine, Samuel Rutherford, Richard Sibbes, C.H. Spurgeon, Jeremy Taylor, A.M. Toplady, Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, Mrs. Wesley, William Wilberforce, and Mary Winslow.

"The title of the work is well selected. There is but one light to this dark and sinful world. That is the gracious Savior, who visited this world for its full redemption, and who gave to its fallen, wandering ones the infallible assurance that whosoever 'followeth him shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.' Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God, and the Lord of man, is the one living, adequate, glorious light on earth, for the aged and the young." -from the Introduction by Stephen H. Tyng, June 1873

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