By: Robert Hugh Benson (1871-1914)
Lord of the World
“Mr. Benson sees the world, four or five generations hence, free at last from all minor quarrels, and ranged against itself in two camps, Humanitarianism for those who believe in no divinity but that of man, Catholicism for those who believe in no divinity but that of God.” This apocalyptic novel from the early 1900's is sometimes deemed one of the first modern dystopias.
Come Rack! Come Rope!
Come Rack! Come Rope! is a historical novel by the English priest and writer Robert Hugh Benson, a convert to Catholicism from Anglicanism. Set in Derbyshire at the time of the Elizabethan persecution of Catholics, when being or harboring a priest was considered treason and was punishable with death, it tells the story of two young lovers who give up their chance of happiness together, choosing instead to face imprisonment and martyrdom, so that "God's will" may be done.The book was written nearly nine years after Benson's reception into the Catholic Church...
Dawn of All
In a former book, called "Lord of the World," I attempted to sketch the kind of developments a hundred years hence which, I thought, might reasonably be expected if the present lines of what is called "modern thought" were only prolonged far enough; and I was informed repeatedly that the effect of the book was exceedingly depressing and discouraging to optimistic Christians. In the present book I am attempting -- also in parable form -- not in the least to withdraw anything that I said in the former,...
By: Alexander Maclaren (1826-1910)
|The Life of David As Reflected in His Psalms|
By: Mildred Duff (1860-1932)
The Bible in Its Making - The Most Wonderful Book in the World
One great universal law runs through the realm of nature. Our Saviour gave it in a sentence: 'First the blade, then the ear, after that the full corn in the ear.' It is with the desire to show that the same law rules in another of God's creations — The Bible — that this little volume has been prepared. The Bible has as literally 'grown' as has an oak tree; and probably there is no more likeness between the Bible as we know it to-day and its earliest beginning, than we find between the mighty tree, and the acorn from which it sprang...
By: Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881)
|Tancred Or, The New Crusade|
By: Annie Wood Besant (1847-1933)
|Esoteric Christianity, or The Lesser Mysteries|
By: Annie Besant (1847-1933)
My Path to Atheism
My Path to Atheism is a remarkable document in many ways, not least that it was written by a woman in Victorian England, not the most open free-thinking of societies, especially for women at that time. It needed a remarkable woman to write such a revolutionary and to 19th century minds, heretical document in a society where the Church had such a stronghold. Besant herself was originally married to a clergyman, but her increasingly anti-religious views and writings led to a legal separation. She went...
By: Annie Wood Besant (1847-1933)
|Avatâras Four lectures delivered at the twenty-fourth anniversary meeting of the Theosophical Society at Adyar, Madras, December, 1899|
|London Lectures of 1907|
By: John M. Rodwell (1808-1900)
|The Koran (Al-Qur'an)|
|The Koran (Al-Qur'an)|
By: Lord Alfred Tennyson (1809-1892)
Beauties of Tennyson
A collection of Tennyson's poetry : 1 The Brook - 00:16 2 Song from "Maud" - 1:20 3 A Farewell - 2:34 4 Song from “Maud” - 3:26 5 Break, Break, Break - 4:53 6 From “Locksley Hall”- 5:43 7 Song from “Maud” - 6:43 8 Song from “The Princess” - 7:43 9 Lillian - 8:37 10 Ring out, Wild Bells - 9:52 11 From “The Princess” - 11:27 12 Song From “The Princess” - 12:43 13 From “Enoch Arden” - 13:58 14 From “Enoch Arden” - 15:36 15 The Charge of the Light Brigade- 16:56 16 From “The May Queen” - 18:51 17 Song from “The Princess” - 19:36 18 From “Harold” - 20:14 19 From “The Revenge” - 21:28 (From Sam Stinsson)
By: Edward Sylvester Ellis (1840-1916)
|Through Forest and Fire Wild-Woods Series No. 1|
By: Albertus Magnus (1193-1280)
On Union With God
Surely the most deeply-rooted need of the human soul, its purest aspiration, is for the closest possible union with God. As one turns over the pages of this little work, written by Blessed Albert the Great towards the end of his life, when that great soul had ripened and matured, one feels that here indeed is the ideal of one's hopes. (From the Preface)
By: Thomas Kempis (1380?-1471)
|The Chronicle of the Canons Regular of Mount St. Agnes|
By: F. Max Müller (1823-1900)
|Chips From A German Workshop - Volume I Essays on the Science of Religion|
|The Silesian Horseherd - Questions of the Hour|
By: George Henry Borrow (1803-1881)
|Letters of George Borrow to the British and Foreign Bible Society|
By: Joseph Smith, Jr. (1805-1844)
Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon is a volume of holy scripture comparable to the Bible, used by Latter Day Saints. It is a record of God’s dealings with the ancient inhabitants of the Americas.The book was written by ancient prophets through the spirit of prophecy and revelation. It gives an account of two great civilizations. One came from Jerusalem in 600 B.C., and afterward separated into two nations, known as the Nephites and the Lamanites. The other came much earlier when the Lord confounded the tongues at the Tower of Babel...
By: Eva Lecomte
Paula the Waldensian
Into the home of an interesting but self-centered family in old France comes Paula, a young orphaned cousin, from the little village of Villar, in the Waldensian Valley. Though living very simply, tending cows, goats, sheep and rabbits, Paula has been brought up to know and love the Lord Jesus and read the Scriptures. Her Lord and His Word are the center of her life, and she can no more keep this good news all to herself than she can stop breathing or eating. This causes a good many complications, for her cousins' home was one where "religion" was a forbidden subject, never to be mentioned, and Paula soon found herself forbidden to read her own precious Bible...
By: Annie F. Johnston (1863-1931)
|Ole Mammy's Torment|
By: Aiden Wilson Tozer (1897-1963)
The Pursuit of God
"As the heart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God." This thirst for an intimate relationship with God, claims A.W. Tozer, is not for a select few, but should be the experience of every follower of Christ. But, he asserts, it is all too rare when believers have become conditioned by tradition to accept standards of mediocrity, and the church struggles with formality and worldliness. Using examples from Scripture and from the lives of saints who lived with this thirst for God, Tozer sheds light on the path to a closer walk with God.
By: Logan Marshall (1884-?)
Wonder Book of Bible Stories
It is with the desire of aiding parents and teachers in telling these stories, and aiding children to understand them, also in the hope that they may be read in many schools, that a few among the many interesting stories in the Bible have been chosen, brought together and as far as necessary simplified to meet the minds of the young. - Introduction by Jesse Lyman Hurlbut inside the book itself.
By: Daniel Garrison Brinton (1837-1899)
|American Hero-Myths A Study in the Native Religions of the Western Continent|
|Nagualism A Study in Native American Folk-lore and History|
|The Religious Sentiment Its Source and Aim: A Contribution to the Science and Philosophy of Religion|
By: Hannah Trager (1870-1943)
Pictures of Jewish Home-Life Fifty Years Ago
Hannah Trager published Pictures of Jewish Home-Life Fifty Years Ago in 1926, so the book is a portrait of day to day life for a Jewish family in Jerusalem around 1876. In each chapter, Mr. Jacobs reads a letter from his cousins living in Jerusalem many years earlier, each one teaching his family and friends about a different holiday or tradition of their people. (Introduction by wildemoose)
By: Paramahansa Yogananda (1893-1952)
|Autobiography of a Yogi|
By: Timothy S. Arthur (1809-1885)
|All's for the Best|
|Words of Cheer for the Tempted, the Toiling, and the Sorrowing|
|Who Are Happiest? and Other Stories|
|Ten Nights in a Bar Room|
By: Pansy (1841-1930)
A collection of short stories, highlighting some of the best and worst characteristics we women are capable of in our Christianity and in our home life.
By: J Hudson Taylor (1832-1905)
Union and Communion - or Thoughts on the Song of Solomon
This little book, whose design is to lead the devout Bible student into the Green Pastures of the Good Shepherd, thence to the Banqueting House of the King, and thence to the service of the Vineyard, is one of the abiding legacies of Mr. Hudson Taylor to the Church. In the power of an evident unction from the Holy One, he has been enabled herein to unfold in simplest language the deep truth of the believer's personal union with the Lord, which under symbol and imagery is the subject of The Song of Songs. (From the Foreword by J Stuart Holden).
By: Samuel D. Gordon (1859-1936)
Quiet Talks on Prayer
An open life, an open hand, open upward, is the pipe line of communication between the heart of God and this poor befooled old world. Our prayer is God’s opportunity to get into the world that would shut Him out. (From the first chapter)
By: Leonard W. King (1869-1919)
|Legends of Babylon and Egypt in relation to Hebrew tradition|
By: Charles W. Leadbeater (1854-1934)
|The Astral Plane Its Scenery, Inhabitants and Phenomena|
|A Textbook of Theosophy|
By: Dwight Lyman Moody (1837-1899)
|Moody's Anecdotes And Illustrations Related in his Revival Work by the Great Evangilist|
|Men of the Bible|
|Sovereign Grace Its Source, Its Nature and Its Effects|
|Sowing and Reaping|
|That Gospel Sermon on the Blessed Hope|
|The Way to God and How to Find It|
By: Paul Henri Thiry Holbach (1723-1789)
|Superstition In All Ages (1732) Common Sense|
By: Edwin Arnold (1832-1904)
|The Essence of Buddhism|
By: Charles Eliot (1862-1931)
|Hinduism and Buddhism, An Historical Sketch, Vol. 1|
By: Cyrus Townsend Brady (1861-1920)
And Thus He Came
These short stories, perhaps we might call them modern parables, are not the usual fare of warm and fuzzy Christmas stories (pleasing as those are) but rather life events and crises triggered by Christmas, present or imminent. Brady was a journalist, historian, adventure writer, and Episcopal priest.
By: Mrs. Molesworth (1839-1921)
|A Christmas Child A Sketch of a Boy-Life|
By: S. Baring-Gould (1834-1924)
|The Village Pulpit, Volume II. Trinity to Advent A Complete Course of 66 Short Sermons, or Full Sermon Outlines for Each Sunday, and Some Chief Holy Days of the Christian Year|
By: John Fiske (1842-1901)
|Myths and myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology|
By: Kaiten Nukariya
|The Religion of the Samurai A Study of Zen Philosophy and Discipline in China and Japan|
By: J. A. MacCulloch (1868-1950)
|The Religion of the Ancient Celts|
By: Marie Corelli (1855-1924)
A Romance of Two Worlds
A Romance of Two Worlds starts with a young heroine telling her story of a debilitating illness that includes depression and thoughts of suicide. Her doctor is unable to help her and sends her off on a holiday where she meets a mystical character by the name of Raffello Cellini, a famous Italian artist. Cellini offers her a strange potion which immediately puts her into a tranquil slumber, in which she experiences divine visions.
By: Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772)
|Heaven and its Wonders and Hell|