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: Westminster Assembly
Westminster Larger Catechism
The Westminster Larger Catechism, along with the Westminster Shorter Catechism, is a central catechism of Calvinists in the English tradition throughout the world. The Westminster Shorter Catechism was to be "easier to read and concise for beginners" and the Larger Catechism was to be "more exact and comprehensive". The Catechism was completed by the Westminster Assembly in 1647. It was then adopted by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1648 and (with modifications relating to the civil magistrate) by the Presbyterian Synod of New York and Philadelphia in 1788.
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: Coulson Kernahan (1858-1943)
Deeper questions of life and death, and of God’s relationship to man, are explored in this collection of “dreams” by a noted English novelist and literary critic. A man takes an uncertain step into the next world as his life ends – Defendants at the Last Judgment hurl their own accusations at the Judge – An angel arrives on Christmas Eve to guide one soul through a night of despair and doubt – Flowers in a garden contemplate their own mortality – What would it mean if the world renounced Christ, or God took Christ away from the world? – And in a world of the future, pleasure and luxury are pursued … and children are nowhere to be found. (Introduction by D. Leeson)
By: Zacharias Ursinus (1534-1583)
The Heidelberg Catechism
The Heidelberg Catechism is a Protestant confessional document taking the form of a series of questions and answers, for use in teaching Reformed Christian doctrine. It has been translated into many languages and is regarded as one of the most influential of the Reformed catechisms.The Heidelberg Catechism is one of the three Reformed confessions that form the doctrinal basis of the original Reformed church in The Netherlands, and is recognized as such also by the Dutch Reformed churches that originated from that church during and since the 19th century...
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.
Four Mothers at Chautauqua
Final book in the Chautauqua Girls series. The four original girls return to Chautauqua on the 25 year anniversary of the trip that changed their lives forever. They have with them some children that could use the lessons they themselves learned there. (Introduction by TriciaG)Music for the hymn in Chapters 9 & 26 is titled "Chautauqua" by William, F. Sherman, 1877. Music for the children's song in Chapter 19 is adapted from "Love Lifted Me" by Howard E. Smith, 1912.
By: Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás (1844-1921)
Talks by Abdul Baha Given in Paris
“Much has already been written of the visit of Abdul Baha, Abbas Effendi, to Europe,” writes Lady Blomfield in her Preface to Paris Talks, “During his stay at Paris at 4, Avenue de Comoens, he gave short “Talks” each morning to those who crowded, eager to hear His Teaching. These listeners were of many Nationalities and types of thought, learned and unlearned, members of various religious sects, Theosophists and Agnostics, Materialists and Spiritualists, etc., etc. Abdul Baha spoke in Persian, which was translated into French...
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: 'Abdu’l-Bahá ‘Abbás (1844-1921)
The Mysterious Forces of Civilization
The Mysterious Forces of Civilization (Persian: Risálih-i-Madaníyyih) is a work written before 1875 by ‘Abbás Effendí, known as ‘Abdu’l-Bahá (the Servant of Bahá) (1844-1921). The Persian text was first lithographed in Bombay in 1882 and printed in Cairo in 1911. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá was the eldest son and appointed successor of Bahá’u’lláh, the Founder of the Bahá’í Faith. The original text of this work was written and published anonymously, and the first English translation (by Johanna Dawud) was published in London in 1910 and Chicago in 1918, under the title ‘Mysterious Forces of Civilization’ written by "an Eminent Bahai Philosopher...
By: Westminster Divines (1646)
The Westminster Confession of Faith
The Westminster Confession of Faith is a Reformed confession of faith, in the Calvinist theological tradition. Although drawn up by the 1646 Westminster Assembly, largely of the Church of England, it became and remains the 'subordinate standard' of doctrine in the Church of Scotland, and has been influential within Presbyterian churches worldwide.
By: Mrs. Molesworth (1839-1921)
|A Christmas Child A Sketch of a Boy-Life|
By: Philip Melanchthon (1597-1560)
The Augsburg Confession
The Augsburg Confession is the first and most fundamental Confession of the Lutheran Church. It was composed for a public reading at the Diet of Augsburg on June 25, 1530. Although written by Melanchthon, it was presented as the official answer of the undersigned German princes to the summons of Emperor Charles V. Two copies were presented on the same day, one in German, the other in Latin. This work translates a conflation of the German and Latin texts and was prepared for the Concordia Triglotta of 1921. (Introduction by Jonathan Lange)
A Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope
The Treatise on the Power and Primacy of the Pope (1537) (Latin, Tractatus de Potestate et Primatu Papae), The Tractate for short, is the seventh Lutheran credal document of the Book of Concord. Philip Melanchthon, its author, completed it on February 17, 1537 during the assembly of princes and theologians in Smalcald.
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: St. Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510)
Treatise on Purgatory
Saint Catherine of Genoa (Caterina Fieschi Adorno, born Genoa 1447 – 15 September 1510) is an Italian Roman Catholic saint and mystic, admired for her work among the sick and the poor. She was a member of the noble Fieschi family, and spent most of her life and her means serving the sick, especially during the plague which ravaged Genoa in 1497 and 1501. She died in that city in 1510.In 1551, 41 years after her death, a book about her life and teaching was published, entitled Libro de la vita mirabile et dottrina santa de la Beata Caterinetta de Genoa...
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: Hippolyte Dreyfus-Barney (1873-1928)
The Universal Religion: Bahaism - Its Rise and Social Import
“Bahaism is not a new religion,” writes Hippolyte Dreyfus-Barney, “It is religion renewed… it does not pretend to represent the whole Truth; on the contrary, it recognises Truth in fundamental principles which are the basis of all former dispensations, and which for that very reason form the standpoint of concord too long lost sight of. And it requires people to renounce ancient superstitions, to abandon the dead letter in order to be penetrated by the living and vivifying spirit, then by...
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|
|Spiritual Life and the Word of God|
|Angelic Wisdom about Divine Providence|
|Angelic Wisdom Concerning the Divine Love and the Divine Wisdom|
By: Mary Esther Miller MacGregor (1876-1961)
A fictionalized biography of George Mackay (1844-1901), an influential Presbyterian missionary in northern Taiwan.
By: Sister Mary Jean Dorcy (1914-1988)
A Crown for Joanna
She was born a princess, heir to her father’s kingdom of Portugal, and she might at will have reigned from almost any throne in Europe. But instead of this, she made what to her world seemed a thoroughly mad choice – for she chose to have a throne in heaven. Today those scepters are dust which she would not accept, and as Blessed Joanna of Portugal she possesses a throne imperishable… This children’s biography of Blessed Joanna of Portugal was written by Sister Mary Jean Dorcy, a Catholic Dominican Nun...
By: William Wake (1657-1737)
|Forbidden books of the original New Testament|
By: Hezekiah Butterworth (1839-1905)
|The Story of the Hymns and Tunes|
By: Thomas W. Rolleston (1857-1920)
|Myths & Legends of the Celtic Race|
By: Effendi Shoghi (1897-1957)
|God Passes By|
|The World Order of Bahá’u’lláh|
|Dawn of a New Day|
|The Advent of Divine Justice|