By: James Hudson Taylor (1832-1905)
|Separation and Service or Thoughts on Numbers VI, VII.|
By: James Janeway (1636?-1674)
|Stories of Boys and Girls Who Loved the Saviour A Token for Children|
By: James Kennedy (1815-1899)
|Life and Work in Benares and Kumaon, 1839-1877|
By: James Kerr (1847-1905)
|The Covenants And The Covenanters Covenants, Sermons, and Documents of the Covenanted Reformation|
By: James M. Oxley (1855-1907)
|Bert Lloyd's Boyhood A Story from Nova Scotia|
By: James Morris Whiton (1833-1920)
|Miracles and Supernatural Religion|
By: James Patrick
|Evangelists of Art Picture-Sermons for Children|
By: James Stalker (1848-1927)
|The Life of St. Paul|
|The Trial and Death of Jesus Christ A Devotional History of our Lord's Passion|
|The Preacher and His Models The Yale Lectures on Preaching 1891|
By: James [Editor] O'Leary
|The Most Ancient Lives of Saint Patrick Including the Life by Jocelin, Hitherto Unpublished in America, and His Extant Writings|
By: Jane M. (Jane Marie) Bancroft (1847-1932)
|Deaconesses in Europe and their Lessons for America|
By: Jean Finot (1858-1922)
|Modern Saints and Seers|
By: Jean Guibert (1857-1914)
On the Exercises of Piety
In this book, Father Jean Guibert of the Society of St. Sulpice shows how piety permeates the spiritual life in mental and vocal prayer, in the sacraments, in various devotions, in spiritual reading, in the examination of one's conscience, and in spiritual retreats. This book is the sequel to Father Guibert's On Piety, wherein he explains the nature of piety and its effects. Both books bear an imprimatur.
Father Jean Guibert of the Society of St. Sulpice served as superior of the Catholic Institute of Paris. He wrote this short book, which bears an imprimatur, for both those who practice piety and those who disdain it. As noted in the preface to this book, the practice of piety has many advantages. The pious person is drawn into closer contact with God, his heart is purified and made glad, his mind is enlightened, his will is strengthened, and his zeal to love God and neighbor is enkindled. In Part I (Chapters 1-11), Father Guibert discusses the nature of piety, and in Part II (Chapters 12-18), he enumerates its fruits...
By: Jean Toomer (1894-1967)
|An Interpretation of Friends Worship|
By: Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Motte Guyon
Autobiography of Madame Guyon
Jeanne-Marie Bouvier de la Motte-Guyon (commonly known as Madame Guyon) (April 13, 1648 – June 9, 1717) was a French mystic and one of the key advocates of Quietism. Quietism was considered heretical by the Roman Catholic Church, and she was imprisoned from 1695 to 1703 after publishing a book on the topic, A Short and Easy Method of Prayer. This translation is by Thomas Taylor Allen was first published in 1897. Allen’s dates are unknown.
A Short and Easy Method of Prayer
Originally published in 1685, Madame Guyon’s A Short and Easy Method of Prayer is considered a classic of Christian mysticism, influencing great writers and speakers such as John Wesley and Charles Spurgeon. In it, Madame Guyon carefully and briefly sets out her ‘unmethodical method’ by which any and all can commune with God at any time and under any circumstances.
|Letters of Madam Guyon|
By: Jeremiah Chaplin (1813-1886)
|The Riches of Bunyan Selected from His Works|
By: Jerry McAuley (1839-1884)
Transformed; or, the History of a River Thief, Briefly Told
Jerry McAuley gives a testimony of his transformation from one of the wickedest men to ever live to being saved and a life of helping others do the same.
By: Jesse Benedict Carter (1872-1917)
|The Religion of Numa And Other Essays on the Religion of Ancient Rome|
By: Jesse Lyman Hurlbut (1843-1930)
Hurlbut's Story of the Bible
As a parent, many of us would like our children to be familiar with our sacred books, no matter to which religion or faith we belong. However, very young children may find the language and the ideas quite difficult to assimilate. Yet the stories are so memorable and valuable that we want our children to know them as early as possible. Published in 1905, Hurlbut's Story of The Bible – 1 is a wonderful compilation of some of the most important and delightful stories to be found in both the Old and New Testaments...
By: Jewish Publication Society of America
The Hallel (Psalms 113-118)
Hallel (Hebrew: הלל “Praise [God]“) is part of Judaism’s prayers, a verbatim recitation from Psalms 113-118, which is used for praise and thanksgiving that is recited by observant Jews on Jewish holidays. Summary from WikipediaRead by Délibáb, D.E. Wittkower, Jc Guan, Katie Gibboney, Leon Mire, and Scott Sherris
The first book of the Pentateuch - Genesis. Presented according to weekly parshah.Praised are You, Adonai, Our G-d, ruler of the Universe, who has made us holy with commandments and commanded us to engage in the study of Torah.
The second book of the Pentateuch - Exodus. Presented according to weekly parshah.Praised are You, Adonai, Our G-d, ruler of the Universe, who has made us holy with commandments and commanded us to engage in the study of Torah. (Introduction by Linette Geisel & traditional prayer. Parshat descriptions provided by Wikipedia)
By: Joanna H. (Joanna Hooe) Mathews (1849-1901)
|Uncle Rutherford's Nieces A Story for Girls|
By: Johann Adam Möhler (1796-1838)
Johann Adam Möhler was professor theology at the Tübingen University where both Catholics and Protestants taught and studied. In 1832 he published Symbolism; a work that examined the doctrines of original sin, grace and free will as held by the different Christian confessions. It caused a storm of controversy in the Protestant nations of Europe. In it he turned the weapons furnished by Hegel, the “Protestant Aquinas”, against Protestantism. His method and style were supported by the use of facts, texts, and documents...
By: Johann Georg Bühler (1837-1898)
|On the Indian Sect of the Jainas|
By: Johann Michael Reu (1869-1943)
|The Confutatio Pontificia|
By: Johannes Henricus Scholten (1811-1885)
|A Comparative View of Religions|
By: John B. Bury (1861-1927)
|A History of Freedom of Thought|
By: John Beames
|Chaitanya and the Vaishnava Poets|
By: John Bovee Dods (1795-1872)
|Twenty-Four Short Sermons On The Doctrine Of Universal Salvation|
By: John Boys (1571-1625)
|An Exposition of the Last Psalme|
By: John Brownlie
|Hymns of the Greek Church Translated with Introduction and Notes|
|Hymns from the East Being Centos and Suggestions from the Office Books of the Holy Eastern Church|
Hymns of the Early Church
This collection of hymns have been translated from the poetry to the Latin church, arranged in the order of the Christian year. "This volume is intended for hours of devotion, and the vast storehouse of sacred poetry of the Latin Church has been put under tribute to supply the material," writes the author, Reverend John Brownlie, in the preface. The collection includes hymns for Christmas, Easter, All Saints' Day, Advent, and more.
By: John Bunyan (1628-1688)
The Pilgrim's Progress
A journey that takes the hero, Christian, through the varied landscapes that constitute life and through the events that happen to human beings is the plot of The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan. Readers who have read and loved Louisa May Alcott's Little Women would recall the many references to this 17th century work of religious fiction. The Pilgrim's Progress is based on several values based in the teachings of Christianity. The importance of using the Bible as a guiding principle in life, of traveling not just geographically but also spiritually, the emphasis on community living and of the companionship of fellow people and many other themes...
The Holy War
The Holy War is perhaps John Bunyan’s second most popular work, after The Pilgrim’s Progress. It tells the story of afierce battle to take control of a city from its rightful ruler.
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
Grace Abounding is the spiritual autobiography of John Bunyan, who also penned Pilgrim’s Progress, perhaps one of the most significant pieces of Christian literature, second only to the Bible. Grace Abounding follows Bunyan’s struggle to find true repentance and forgiveness, his battle with Satan’s temptations of unbelief, his comfort found in the Bible and his overarching victory gotten by the grace of God through Jesus Christ his Son. Readers familiar with Pilgrim’s Progress will recognize...
John Bunyan (November 28, 1628 – August 31, 1688), a Christian writer and preacher, was born at Harrowden (one mile south-east of Bedford), in the Parish of Elstow, England. He wrote The Pilgrim’s Progress, arguably the most famous published Christian allegory. In the Church of England he is remembered with a Lesser Festival on 30 August. Bunyan became a popular preacher as well as a prolific author, though most of his works consist of expanded sermons. In theology he was a Puritan, but there was nothing gloomy about him. The portrait his friend Robert White drew, which has often been reproduced, shows the attractiveness of his true character.
|The Pilgrim's Progress from this world to that which is to come|
|Works of John Bunyan|
|The Holy war, made by King Shaddai upon Diabolus|
|An Exhortation to Peace and Unity|
|The Pharisee and Publican|
|The Jerusalem Sinner Saved; or, Good News for the Vilest of Men|
By: John C. Symons
|The Village Sunday School With brief sketches of three of its scholars|
By: John Calvin (1509-1564)
Institutes of the Christian Religion
Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin’s seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French). The book was written as an introductory textbook on the Protestant faith for those with some learning already and covered a broad range of theological topics...
Commentary on the Epistles of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians, Volume 1
John Calvin was an influential French theologian and pastor during the Protestant Reformation. Calvin's writing and preachings provided the seeds for the branch of theology that bears his name. Originally trained as a humanist lawyer, he broke from the Roman Catholic Church around 1530. After religious tensions provoked a violent uprising against Protestants in France, Calvin fled to Switzerland. Calvin developed his theology in his biblical commentaries as well as in his sermons and treatises. Calvin produced commentaries on most of the books of the Bible...
By: John Churton Collins (1848-1908)
Posthumous Essays of John Churton Collins
John Churton Collins was a literary critic who lived from 1848-1908. In 1904 John Collins became professor of English literature at Birmingham University (United Kingdom). He writes about the lives of English and German authors beginning with William Shakespeare (1564-1616) and ending with Alfred, Lord Tennyson(1809-1892). He wrote the book in response to On Heroes, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History, by Thomas Carlyle (1840). His son, L.C. Collins, collected these essays from various sources after his father's death. Additional proof-listening by Larry Wilson.
By: John Clement Reville (1867-?)
The First American Sister of Charity: Elizabeth Bayley Seton
This is a picturesque and moving account of the life and work of Elizabeth Ann Bayley Seton (1774-1821), the first native-born citizen of the United States to be canonized a saint by the Roman Catholic Church. This widowed mother of five established schools in New York and Maryland and was the first to found a congregation of Religious Sisters in the United States, the Sisters of Charity of St. Joseph, whose motherhouse stands today in Emmitsburg, Maryland.
By: John Cunningham (1819-1893)
|The Ordinance of Covenanting|
By: John Donne (1572-1631)
John Donne (1572 – March 31, 1631) was a Jacobean poet and preacher, representative of the metaphysical poets of the period. His works, notable for their realistic and sensual style, include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons. His poetry is noted for its vibrancy of language and immediacy of metaphor, compared with that of his contemporaries. Towards the end of his life Donne wrote works that challenged death, and the fear that it inspired in many men, on the grounds of his belief that those who die are sent to Heaven to live eternally...
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions
Devotions upon Emergent Occasions is a 1624 prose work by the English writer John Donne. It is a series of reflections that were written as Donne recovered from a serious illness, believed to be either typhus or relapsing fever. (Donne does not clearly identify the disease in his text.) The work consists of twenty-three parts describing each stage of the sickness. Each part is further divided into a Meditation, an Expostulation, and a Prayer. The seventeenth meditation is perhaps the best-known part of the work...
A Selection of Divine Poems
John Donne was an English Jacobean preacher, sometime lawyer, later in life a Member of Parliament and Royal Chaplain. Marrying for love against the wishes of his influential father-in-law; Donne's career was cast into shadow: forcing him to support his wife, Anne, as best he might under a specter of unforgiving penury. Despite such hardships - perhaps because of them - Donne's writings demonstrate a mastery of poetry layered with metaphysical meaning and mystery: which continues to delight and challenge modern-day readers...
By: John Edward Acland (1848-1932)
|Little Gidding and its inmates in the Time of King Charles I. with an account of the Harmonies|
By: John Edward Mercer (1857-1922)
By: John Fiske (1842-1901)
|Myths and myth-makers: Old Tales and Superstitions Interpreted by Comparative Mythology|
By: John Foxe
Foxe's Book of Martyrs, A History of the Lives
The Book of Martyrs, by John Foxe, is an English Protestant account of the persecutions of Protestants, many of whom had died for their beliefs within the decade immediately preceding its first publication. It was first published by John Day, in 1563. Lavishly illustrated with many woodcuts, it was the largest publishing project undertaken in Britain up to that time. Commonly known as, “Foxe’s Book of Martyrs”, the work’s full title begins with “Actes and Monuments of these Latter and Perillous Days, Touching Matters of the Church...
|Fox's Book of Martyrs Or A History of the Lives, Sufferings, and Triumphant Deaths of the Primitive Protestant Martyrs|
By: John G. (John Greenleaf) Adams (1810-1887)
|Hymns for Christian Devotion Especially Adapted to the Universalist Denomination|
By: John Gerardus Fagg (1860-1917)
|Forty Years in South China The Life of Rev. John Van Nest Talmage, D.D.|
By: John Gibson Paton (1824-1907)
|The Story of John G. Paton Or Thirty Years Among South Sea Cannibals|
By: John Haynes Holmes (1879-1964)
|Heroes in Peace The 6th William Penn Lecture, May 9, 1920|
|A Statement: On the Future of This Church|
By: John Hayward (1781-1869)
|The Book of Religions Comprising the Views, Creeds, Sentiments, or Opinions, of All the Principal Religious Sects in the World|
By: John Henry Blunt (1823-1884)
|A Key to the Knowledge of Church History (Ancient)|
By: John Henry Jowett (1864-1923)
|My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year|
By: John Henry Newman (1801-1890)
Apologia Pro Vita Sua
A religious autobiography of unsurpassed interest, the simple confidential tone of which "revolutionized the popular estimate of its author," establishing the strength and sincerity of the convictions which had led him into the Roman Catholic Church (Wikipedia). "No autobiography in the English language has been more read; to the nineteenth century it bears a relation not less characteristic than Boswell's 'Johnson' to the eighteenth." Rev. Wm. Barry, D.D.
|Apologia pro Vita Sua|
|Callista : a Tale of the Third Century|
|Loss and Gain The Story of a Convert|
|Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VII (of 8)|
|Parochial and Plain Sermons, Vol. VIII (of 8)|
By: John Howie (1735-1793)
|Biographia Scoticana (Scots Worthies) A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies|
By: John Jewel (1522-1571)
|The Apology of the Church of England|
By: John Kline (1797-1864)
|Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary Collated from his Diary by Benjamin Funk|
By: John Knox (1514?-1572)
|The Works of John Knox, Vol. 1 (of 6)|
|The Pulpit Of The Reformation, Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4.|
By: John L. Alexander
|The Boy and the Sunday School A Manual of Principle and Method for the Work of the Sunday School with Teen Age Boys|
By: John Locke (1632-1704)
Two Treatises of Civil Government
The Two Treatises of Civil Government is a work of political philosophy published anonymously in 1689 by John Locke. The First Treatise is an extended attack on Sir Robert Filmer’s Patriarcha, which argued for a divinely-ordained, hereditary, absolute monarchy. The more influential Second Treatise outlines a theory of civil society based on natural rights and contract theory. Locke begins by describing the “state of nature,” and goes on to explain the hypothetical rise of property and civilization, asserting that the only legitimate governments are those which have the consent of the people...
By: John Lord (1810-1894)
Beacon Lights of History, Vol 1: The Old Pagan Civilizations
The first of 14 volumes, this book discusses ancient civilization looking primarily at religion and philosophy.
By: John M. Rodwell (1808-1900)
|The Koran (Al-Qur'an)|
|The Koran (Al-Qur'an)|
By: John Maclean (1851-1928)
|William Black The Apostle of Methodism in the Maritime Provinces of Canada|
By: John Mark
Jesus of Nazareth, A Biography
"Jesus of Nazareth, a Biography, by John Mark," recognizes the author of the second Gospel as that "John, whose surname was Mark" (Acts 15:37), whom Barnabas chose as companion when he sailed for Cyprus on his second missionary journey. In making use of the new title, the plan of the Editor is to present "The Gospel: According to Mark" as it would be printed were it written in the twentieth rather than the first century. (Introduction from Forward, by D. Appleton & Co, Publishers, 1922)
By: John Milton (1608-1674)
Magnificent in its scale and scope, this monumental poem by the blind poet John Milton was the first epic conceived in the English language. It describes an omniscient, all powerful God, the Fall of Man, the Temptation in the Garden of Eden, the disgraced angel who later becomes known as Satan, the Angelic Wars fought by Archangels Michael and Raphael and the Son of God who is the real hero of this saga. The poet John Milton was more than sixty years old when he embarked on this immense work of literary creation...
Paradise Regained is a poem by the 17th century English poet John Milton, published in 1671. It is connected by name to his earlier and more famous epic poem Paradise Lost, with which it shares similar theological themes. Based on the Gospel of Luke’s version of the Temptation of Christ, Paradise Regained is more thoughtful in writing style, and thrives upon the imagery of Jesus’ perfection in contrast to the shame of Satan.
Paradise Regain'd (version 2)
Having been publicly acknowledged as God's "beloved Son," Jesus retires to the desert to meditate upon what it means to be the Messiah, about whose coming many conflicting opinions have been circulating among the Jews. Although a learned rabbi, Jesus possesses no knowledge beyond what is available to all human beings. Satan also takes a new interest in this favored "son of God" and seeks to learn what threat he constitutes. The poem consists of a debate between these two adversaries, each seeking the same understanding of precisely what mankind's Savior will do in a world where the way to success typically lies through "wealth ...
By: John Owen (1616-1683)
The Mortification of Sin in Believers
John Owen, in this Puritan classic, writes succinctly of the matters of the heart in dealing with sin in the life of the Christian. In a way that cuts right to the heart of the matter while leaving no room for excuses, Owen encourages the Christian to “Be killing sin or sin will be killing you.”
By: John P. Jones (1847-1916)
|India's Problem, Krishna or Christ|
|India, Its Life and Thought|
By: John Patrick Crichton-Stuart Bute (1847-1900)
|Brendan's Fabulous Voyage A Lecture delivered on January 19, 1893, before the Scottish Society of Literature and Art|
By: John Percival (1834-1918)
|Sermons at Rugby|
By: John Philip Newman (1826-1899)
|'America for Americans!' The Typical American, Thanksgiving Sermon|
By: John R. (John Ross) Macduff (1818-1895)
|The Words of Jesus|
|The Cities of Refuge: or, The Name of Jesus A Sunday book for the young|