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The Doctrine of Repentance       By Thomas Watson
To discover what true repentance is, I shall first show what it is not. There are several deceits of repentance which might occasion that saying of Augustine that `repentance damns many'. He meant a false repentance; a person may delude himself with counterfeit repentance.

Ploughman's Talks       By Charles H. Spurgeon
IN John Ploughman's Talks, I have written for plowmen and common people. Hence refined taste and dainty words have been discarded for strong proverbial expressions and homely phrases. I have aimed my blows at the vices of the many, and tried to inculcate those moral virtues without which men are degraded.

Farm Sermons       By Charles H. Spurgeon
Never can the tiller of the ground open his eyes without learning something if he is willing to be taught. Weeds and plants, frost and sunshine, green shoots and yellow ears, drills and reapers, hedges and ditches, foxes and sheep, drought and flood, waggons and horses, harrows and ploughs all reveal some spiritual mystery concerning God and our own souls.

The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul       By Philip Doddridge
Religion, in its most general view, is such a Sense of God in the soul, and such a conviction of our obligations to him, and of our dependence upon him, as shall engage us to make it our great care to conduct ourselves in a manner which we have reason to believe will be pleasing to him.

Follow the Lamb       By Horatius Bonar
It is a great thing to be a Christian. The very name is a noble one, beyond all the noble names of earth. The thing itself is inconceivably blessed and glorious. To say, 'I am a Christian,' is to say, 'I belong to God's nobility; I am of the peerage of heaven.'

Types of the Temple       By Thomas Newberry
THERE are three structures mentioned in the Word of which God was pleased to give patterns and particular instructions:-First, the Tabernacle in the Wilderness; next, the Temple of Solomon, on Mount Moriah; and, thirdly - yet in the future - the Temple spoken of by Ezekiel - the Millennial Temple.

Types of the Tabernacle       By Thomas Newberry
It is not here Israel seeking to provide a dwelling-place for God, as in David's case (Ps. 132. 1-5), but God desiring a dwelling-place for Himself amongst them. Man naturally desires not the presence of God with him here on earth, but God in the riches of His grace seeks to dwell with men.

Christ Manifested       By John Fletcher
I am of the firm opinion that the Lord Jesus Christ seeks to manifest Himself to all born-again believers, in this life. Realising, however, that an opening sentence of this kind may come as a complete surprise to the reader, I ask only that you will give me time to explain myself.

The Beauties of Boston       By Thomas Boston
Divine faith is a believing of what God has revealed, because God has said it, or revealed it. People may believe scripture truths, but not with a divine faith, unless they believe it on that very ground, the authority of God speaking in his word.

A String of Pearls       By Thomas Brooks
God reserves the best and greatest favors and blessings for believers until they come to Heaven. A sermon preached in London, June 8, 1657, at the funeral of that triumphant saint Mrs. Mary Blake, by her much endeared friend, spiritual father, pastor, and brother, in the fellowship of the Gospel.

The Parables Of Jesus Christ Explained       By J. Clowes (1851)
The word parable is derived from a Greek verb, signifying to compare, and therefore it means a comparison made between things in their own nature different, but which yet in some points have a resemblance to each other. When viewed in a connected series, these parables express and describe the whole process of regeneration, commencing with the first reception of Heavenly Truth from the Word, and advancing through all gradations of its growth to the full maturity of heavenly love and life.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ  (Complete)       By Horatius Bonar
"The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto Him, to show unto His servants things which must shortly come to pass; and He sent and signified it by His angel unto His servant John who bore record of the Word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed is he who reads, and those who hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein for the time is at hand!"

Clarke's Scripture Promises       By Samuel Clarke
This book of Precious Bible Promises was once known by its 19th century readers as Clarke's Scripture Promises. Twenty-one years after the decease of Samuel Clarke, Isaac Watts, the Father of English Hymnology (1674-1748), penned the introduction to Clarke's Scripture Promises. "Having therefore these Promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God" (2Corinthians 7:1).

The Everlasting Righteousness       By Horatius Bonar
he doctrine of another's righteousness reckoned to us for justification before God is one of the links that knot together the first and the sixteenth centuries, the Apostles and the Reformers. The creeds of the Reformation overleap fifteen centuries, and land us at once in the Epistle to the Romans. Judicial and moral cleansing was what man needed; and in that epistle we have both the imputed and imparted righteousness; the former the root or foundation of the latter.

Profiting from the Word       By A. W. Pink
"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works." II Timothy 3:16-17

Sermons on Human Nature       By Joseph Butler
The "Sermons on Human Nature" is commonly studied as an answer to Hobbes philosophy of ethical egoism. These two books are considered by his proponents to be among the most powerful and original contributions to ethics, apologetics and theology which have ever been made.

The Prophetic Parables Of Matthew 13       By Arthur W. Pink
The seven parables of Matthew 13 divide into four and three, which is the usual division of a septenary series. The first four were spoken to the multitude on the seashore, the last three to the disciples inside the house. Hence, the first four give us the external view in the history of Christendom, while the last three portray that which is more internal and spiritual.

The Works of Jakob Boehme       By Jakob Boehme
John Wesley, in his day, required all of his preachers to study the writings of Jacob Boehme; and the learned theologian, Willam Law, said of him: "Jacob Boehme was not a messenger of anything new in religion, but the mystery of all that was old and true in religion and nature, was opened up to him."

A Display of Christ       By John Flavel
After I have well weighed the case, viewed it exactly on every side, balanced all advantages and disadvantages, pondered all things that are fit to come into consideration about it; this is the issue and final determination, that all other knowledge, how profitable, how pleasant soever, is not worthy to be named in comparison with the knowledge of Jesus Christ.

Sermon Notes       By Charles Spurgeon
One of Spurgeon's greatest works. "Sermon Notes" is an in depth Commentary on specific events of the Bible. A must read for all Bible students. Great insight from the Bible that will challenge your faith and draw you to a deeper, holier walk with Christ.

The Pursuit of God       By A. W. Tozer
In this hour of all-but-universal darkness one cheering gleam appears: within the fold of conservative Christianity there are to be found increasing numbers of persons whose religious lives are marked by a growing hunger after God Himself. They are eager for spiritual realities and will not be put off with words, nor will they be content with correct "interpretations" of truth. They are athirst for God, and they will not be satisfied till they have drunk deep at the Fountain of Living Water.

Thy Will Be Done       By Andrew Murray
In the will of God Creation has its origin, its existence, its happiness, its power, its glory. In the will of God Redemption, too, has its origin, its maintenance, its blessedness, its power, its glory. To the will of God even so the life of grace in the heart owes its origin, its maintenance, its blessedness, its power, and its glory.

The School of Obedience       By Andrew Murray
The very entrance into this life demands the vow of absolute obedience, or the surrender of the whole being, to be, think, speak, do, every moment, nothing but what is according to the will of God, and well-pleasing to Him. Let us all pray that God may, by the light of His Spirit, so show His loving and almighty will concerning us, that it may be impossible for us to be disobedient to the heavenly vision.

The Secret Of Guidance       By F. B. Meyer
Many children of God are so deeply exercised on the matter of guidance that it may be helpful to give a few suggestions as to knowing the way in which our Father would have us walk, and the work He would have us do. The importance of the subject cannot be exaggerated; so much of our power and peace consists in knowing where God would have us be, and in being just there.

Love Not The World       By Watchman Nee
The author sees the cosmos as a spiritual entity behind the things seen, a force always to be reckoned with. He deals with its impact upon the Christian and his impact upon it, with the conflicting claims upon him of separation and involvement, and with the destiny of the man in Christ to "have dominion." As always, Mr. Nee's studies display original thinking and he is not afraid to be provocative, stirring both heart and mind to a response.

Meditations on the Holy Spirit       By J. C. Philpot
His divine nature, for "God is a Spirit," (John 4:24,) that is, as well expressed in the first of the 39 Articles, "Without body, parts, or passions," essentially a pure incorporeal Spirit as distinct from any material, divisible substance; and therefore, as eternally and intrinsically possessed of Godhead, the Holy Spirit is termed "a Spirit."

Pilgrim's Progress       By John Bunyan
Turning back through the pages of history, we come upon many events which were not thought of as significant by contemporaries, but around which the years that followed have placed a halo of glory. The imprisonment of John Bunyan, the rough Baptist preacher of Bedford, was such an event. It was significant because Bunyan, during the long years in the Bedford jail, dreamed and began to write his immortal story, "The Pilgrim's Progress from This world to That Which Is to Come."

The Heroes Of Faith       By A. W. Pink
The Apostle now, for the illustration and enforcement of his exhortation, brings forward a great variety of instances, from history of former ages, in which faith had enabled individuals to perform very difficult duties, endure very severe trials, and obtain very important blessings. The principles of the Apostle's exhortation are plainly these: 'They who turn back, turn back unto perdition. It is only they who persevere in believing that obtain salvation of the soul.

The Fountain of Life       By John Flavel
Look to it, my dear friends, that none of you be found Christless at your appearance before him. Those that continue Christless now, will be left speechless then. God forbid that you that have heard so much of Christ, and you that have professed so much of Christ, should at last fall into a worse condition than those that never heard the name of Christ.

The Way To Pentecost       By Samuel Chadwick
Our Lord spoke of the Spirit as the Spirit of Truth, and promised that He would guide His people into all Truth. He spake by the Prophets. There were many writers, but He is the Author, and the Bible can neither be accounted for nor interpreted but by His guidance, He holds the key; He is the Key.

The Works of Flavius Josephus
A secular historian during the time of Jesus Christ who wrote in great detail about the life of times of the Jewish people and their history from his own view.

The Spiritual Man       By Watchman Nee
It was about four years ago that I felt called to write such a book. I felt the urgent need for a book based on the Word and on experience, which would give God's children a clear understanding of spiritual life in order that the Holy Spirit might use it in leading the saints onward and in delivering them from groping in darkness.

Abide in Christ       By Andrew Murray
During the life of Jesus on earth, the word He chiefly used when speaking of the relations of the disciples to Himself was: "Follow me." When about to leave for heaven, He gave them a new word, in which their more intimate and spiritual union with Himself in glory should be expressed. That chosen word was: "Abide in me."

Power From On High       By Charles Finney
The great mistake of the Church, and of the ministry is they rest in conversion, and do not seek until they obtain this enduement of power from on high. Hence so many professors have no power with either God or man. They prevail with neither. They cling to a hope in Christ, and even enter the ministry, overlooking the admonition to wait until they are endued with power from on high.

God's Way of Holiness       By Horatius Bonar
He who affirms that he has peace, while living in sin, is "a liar, and the truth is not in him." He who thinks that he has holiness, though he has no peace, ought to question whether he understands aright what the Bible means by either the one or the other; for, as the essence of holiness is the soul's right state toward God, it does not seem possible that a man can be holy so long as there is no conscious reconciliation between God and him.

The Children For Christ       By Andrew Murray
To all parents who long to have their homes truly consecrated by God's presence and service, God's Word has a message of comfort and strength. It is this: that God is willing to be the God of their house, and with His Divine power to do for it more than they can ask and think. If they will but open their hearts in faith to rest in the promise and the power of God.

Fox's Book of Martyrs       By John Fox
On his resettlement in England, he employed himself in revising and enlarging his admirable Martyrology. With prodigious pains and constant study he completed that celebrated work in eleven years. For the sake of greater correctness, he wrote every line of this vast book with his own hand, and transcribed all the records and papers himself.

A Serious Call To A Devout And Holy Life       By William Law
For though it is as reasonable to suppose it the desire of all Christians to arrive at Christian perfection, as to suppose that all sick men desire to be restored to perfect health; yet experience shows us, that nothing wants more to be pressed, repeated, and forced upon our minds, than the plainest rules of Christianity.

Man – The Dwelling Place of God       By A. W. Tozer
THE SUPREME INTEREST in the life of A. W. Tozer was God: He who spoke and brought the world into being, Who justly rules over men and nations, yet deigns to make man His dwelling place. He believed that all that really matters is for man to be in right relationship with God, that his first duty-and privilege-is "to glorify God and enjoy Him forever." For this reason he delighted to speak to men of God's majesty and wonder and grace and he ever sought to instruct and exhort Christians to let this be the purpose of their lives. He grieved that they should be content with less.

The Everlasting Righteousness       By Horatius Bonar
The awakened conscience of the sixteenth century betook itself to "the righteousness of God." There it found refuge, at once from condemnation and from impurity. Only by "righteousness" could it be pacified; and nothing less than that which is divine could meet the case. At the cross this "righteousness" was found; human, yet divine: provided for man, and presented to him by God, for relief of conscience and justification of life.

When the Holy Ghost is Come       By Colonel Samuel Logan Brengle
Who is this other One, this Comforter? He must be some august divine Person, and not a mere influence or impersonal force; for how else could He take and fill the place of Jesus? How else could it be said that it was better to have Him than to have Jesus remaining in the flesh? He must be strong and wise, and tender and true, to take the place of the Blessed One who is to die and depart. Who is He?

All of Grace       By Charles H. Spurgeon
HE WHO SPOKE and wrote this message will be greatly disappointed if it does not lead many to the Lord Jesus. It is sent forth in childlike dependence upon the power of God the Holy Ghost, to use it in the conversion of millions, if so He pleases. No doubt many poor men and women will take up this little volume, and the Lord will visit them with grace.

The Victorious Life       By Unknown Christian
Most men hesitate to speak of their own spiritual experiences. They are deterred by the fear of making "self" too prominent, or are ashamed to confess how much practical unbelief and half-hearted allegiance to their Lord exist in their lives. The writer of this book knows his own unworthiness; but he humbly believes that he also knows something of the worthiness of an all sufficient Saviour. (Author of The Kneeling Christian)

The Master's Indwelling       By Andrew Murray
Wait continually on God all the day. If you are to do that, you must live always in His presence. That is what we have been redeemed for. Do we not read in the Epistle to the Hebrews, "Let us draw near within the veil, through the blood, where the high priest is?" The holy place in which we are to live in the heavens is the immediate presence of God.

The Revelation of Jesus Christ  (Partial)       By Horatius Bonar
"We make known the Father's testimony concerning His own free love, and concerning the blood and righteousness of His Son. We demand your present acceptance of that testimony, that in the belief of it you may become a sharer of the glory and the kingdom!" Read eleven great chapters of revelation about Christ our Lord.

How to Know if You Are a Real Christian       By Jonathan Edwards
How do you know if you belong to God? We see in these words what some people depend on as an evidence of their acceptance with God. Some people think that they are all right before God if they are not as bad as some evil person. Other people point to their family history or church membership to show that God approves of them. Nevertheless, as James points out, nothing in the mind of man, is any sure sign of God's grace in our hearts.

Purity of Heart       By General William Booth
The following Letters were, in the first instance, addressed to weekly meetings of Salvation Soldiers. They called forth so many expressions of thankfulness, and so many requests that they might be printed in a permanent form, that I have gathered them together in this little book. They do not, of course, profess to treat this great subject with anything like completeness, nor do I make any claim for them to literary elegance or power; and yet, if they are used at all, they must go as they are, for I have no opportunity to properly revise them. William Booth

Within or The Kingdom of God is Whithin You       By Andrew Murray
Before Pentecost the disciples could not love or be humble, could not trust or be bold. But when the kingdom came the dominion of God prevailed, God's Presence through the Holy Spirit gained the victory, sin was overcome, and the will of God done in them to pray, "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as in heaven," He promised this.

Public Prayer       By John Newton
Several books have been written to assist in the gift and exercise of prayer, and many useful hints may be borrowed from them. But a too close attention to the method therein recommended, gives an air of study and formality, and offends against that simplicity which is so essentially necessary to a good prayer, that no degree of acquired abilities can compensate for the want of it. It is possible to learn to pray mechanically, and by rule; but it is hardly possible to do so with acceptance and benefit to others.

The True Vine       By Andrew Murray
All earthly things are the shadows of heavenly realities--the expression, in created, visible forms, of the invisible glory of God. The Life and the Truth are in Heaven; on earth we have figures and shadows of the heavenly truths. When Jesus says: "I am the true Vine," He tells us that all the vines of earth are pictures and emblems of Himself, He is the divine reality.

The Kneeling Christian       By Unknown Christian
It is not too much to say that all real growth in the spiritual life-all victory over temptation, all confidence and peace in the presence of difficulties and dangers, all repose of spirit in times of great disappointment or loss, all habitual communion with God-depend upon the practice of secret prayer. This book was written by request, and with much hesitancy. It goes forth with much prayer. May He Who said, "Men ought always to pray, and not to faint," "teach us to pray."

The Imitation of Christ       By Thomas à Kempis
The teaching of Christ is more excellent than all the advice of the saints, and he who has His spirit will find in it a hidden manna. Now, there are many who hear the Gospel often but care little for it because they have not the spirit of Christ. Yet whoever wishes to understand fully the words of Christ must try to pattern his whole life on that of Christ.

The School of Christ       By T. Austin Sparks
I am quite sure that many of you will immediately discern that is just the flaw in a very great deal of popular Christianity today-a kind of objective imitation of Jesus which gets nowhere, rather than the subjective learning Jesus which gets everywhere. So for this little while we are to be occupied with the School of Christ, into which school He brought the twelve, whom He chose "that they might be with him and that he might send them forth" (Mark 3:14).

Labyrinth of the World       By Jan Amos Comenius
What you will read, dear reader, is no fable, even though it may have the appearance of one: it describes real life, as you will perceive when you have gained insight into it, particularly such among yu as are somewhat acquainted with my life and circumstances. For I have described, for the greatest part, the vicissitudes of the few years of my own life; for the rest, the incidents were observed in other lives, or I have been told of them.

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