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: Robert Johnston
|Presbyterian Worship Its Spirit, Method and History|
By: Robert Lee Berry
|Adventures in the Land of Canaan|
By: Robert Louis Stevenson (1850-1894)
|Father Damien, an Open Letter to the Reverend Dr. Hyde of Honolulu|
|Vailima Prayers and Sabbath Morn|
By: Robert Michael Ballantyne (1825-1894)
The Madman And The Pirate
R. M. Ballantyne (April 24, 1825 – February 8, 1894) was a Scottish juvenile fiction writer. Born Robert Michael Ballantyne in Edinburgh, he was part of a famous family of printers and publishers. At the age of 16 he went to Canada and was six years in the service of the Hudson’s Bay Company. He returned to Scotland in 1847, and published his first book the following year, Hudson’s Bay: or, Life in the Wilds of North America. For some time he was employed by Messrs Constable, the publishers, but in 1856 he gave up business for the profession of literature, and began the series of adventure stories for the young with which his name is popularly associated.
My Doggie and I
This story surrounds a child waif, a young woman, a young gentleman doctor, and an elderly lady. This tale unfolds the story of a bond that brings these unlikely friends together and merges their separate paths of life into one common path. The bond is "Dumps", or "Pompey", the "doggie". With many twists, turns, and uncertainties, the ending may surprise the reader. All's well that ends well in this doggie "tail". (Introduction by Allyson Hester)
|The Red Eric|
|The Prairie Chief|
|Rivers of Ice|
|The Floating Light of the Goodwin Sands|
|The Thorogood Family|
|Red Rooney The Last of the Crew|
|The Crew of the Water Wagtail|
|Fighting the Flames|
|Hunted and Harried|
This story is set in the gold fields of Oregon, where Tom Brixton, and his best friend, Fred Westly, are digging gold to try to “make their pile”. Before leaving England, the steady and God-fearing Fred had promised Tom's mother that he would do his best to take care of his friend, but in spite of all his efforts, Tom had fallen in with bad companions and taken to gambling. He was convinced that he could make his fortune quicker by attempting to increase it at the dice or card table, and all his friend's attempts to make him see his errors were unavailing...
|The Lively Poll A Tale of the North Sea|
By: Robert Patterson (1829-1885)
|Fables of Infidelity and Facts of Faith Being an Examination of the Evidences of Infidelity|
By: Robert Strange (1857-1914)
|Church work among the Negroes in the South The Hale Memorial Sermon No. 2|
By: Robert V. Russell (1873-1915)
|The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India, Volume 1|
By: Robert Wallace
|The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election|
By: Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani (1847-1929)
|Pagan and Christian Rome|
By: Rosalind Goforth (1864-1942)
How I Know God Answers Prayer
This book is a testimony of how powerful prayer is, how God answers every prayer, even if it is not just how we want it answered. Rosalind Goforth was a missionary to China with her husband and children. She had many, many opportunities to prove God's faithfulness and he never failed her if she was willing to trust him and put her every problem and difficulty in his hands. Her life is a wonderful testimony of what prayer can do!
By: Rudolf Schmid (1828-1907)
|The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality|
By: Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925)
|An Outline of Occult Science|
|Christianity As Mystical Fact And The Mysteries of Antiquity|
By: Rufus Anderson (1796-1880)
|History Of The Missions Of The American Board Of Commissioners For Foreign Missions To The Oriental Churches, Volume I.|
By: Rufus Matthew Jones (1863-1948)
|Spiritual Reformers in the 16th & 17th Centuries|
By: Russell Herman Conwell (1843-1925)
Acres of Diamonds
Text of famous inspirational lecture and biography of Russell Conwell, a Baptist minister and Temple University Founder
By: S. (Samuel) Laing (1812-1897)
|An Expository Outline of the "Vestiges of the Natural History of Creation" With a Notice of the Author's "Explanations:" A Sequel to the Vestiges|
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: S. J. (Samuel John) Jerram
|Thoughts on a Revelation|
By: S. L. M.
|Betty's Battles an Everyday Story|
By: S. O. Susag (1862-1952)
|Personal Experiences of S. O. Susag|
By: S. S. (Samuel Simon) Schmucker (1799-1873)
|American Lutheranism Vindicated; or, Examination of the Lutheran Symbols, on Certain Disputed Topics Including a Reply to the Plea of Rev. W. J. Mann|
By: Saint Augustine (354-430)
|The Confessions of St. Augustine|
By: Saint Jane Frances de Chantal (1572-1641)
Selected Letters of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal
Saint Jane Frances de Chantal is a Roman Catholic Saint, who founded The Congregation of the Visitation after the death of her husband. St. Francis de Sales was her Spiritual Director and a close friend. After St. Francis de Sales died, St. Vincent de Paul became her spiritual director. These letters, which date from a range of 1611-1641, were written to her saintly spiritual directors, her children and relatives, other nuns and religious, as well many others.
By: Saint Therese (1873-1897)
The Story of a Soul
Marie Francoise Therese Martin, affectionately known as ‘The Little Flower’, was born on January 2, 1873, in Alencon, France to Louis Martin and Zelie Guerin. She was the youngest and one of five surviving sisters of the nine Martin children. When Therese was 3, her mother died. Louis Martin moved his family to Lisieux to be closer to his late wife’s brother and his family. It was there that Therese’s sister, Pauline, entered the Carmel at Lisieux on October 2, 1882. Therese at that time also heard the Divine Call to religious life...
By: Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Summa Theologica, Pars Prima
More than nine hundred years after it was first written, this unfinished work of a scholar saint still has the power to move our minds and hearts and set us thinking on the really important questions of life. Summa Theologica or simply the Summa as it is known, was written some time between 1265-74. It is a work that has had a profound and enduring influence on Western thought and literature. Designed to provide answers to Catholic theologians about the teachings of the Church, Thomas Aquinas' book instead goes far beyond its stated purpose...
Summa Theologica - 06 Pars Prima Secundae, On the Last End, On Human Acts
The Summa Theologica (or the Summa Theologiae or simply the Summa, written between 1265–1274) is the most famous work of Thomas Aquinas, even though it was never finished. It was intended as a manual for beginners and a compilation of all of the main theological teachings of that time. It summarizes the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West, which, before the Protestant Reformation, subsisted solely in the Roman Catholic Church. The Summa's topics follow a cycle: the existence of God, God's creation, Man, Man's purpose, Christ, the Sacraments, and back to God...
Summa Theologica - 12 Pars Secunda Secundae, Treatise on Gratuitous Graces and the States of Life
The Summa Theologica (or the Summa Theologiae or simply the Summa, written 1265–1274) is the most famous work of Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225–1274) although it was never finished. It was intended as a manual for beginners and a compilation of all of the main theological teachings of that time. It summarizes the reasoning for almost all points of Christian theology in the West, which, before the Protestant Reformation, subsisted solely in the Roman Catholic Church. The Summa's topics follow a cycle: the existence of God, God's creation, Man, Man's purpose, Christ, the Sacraments, and back to God...
By: Samuel Butler (1835-1902)
|God the Known and God the Unknown|
|The Fair Haven|
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)
Quiet Talks about Jesus
So far as I can find out, I have no theory about Jesus to make these talks fit into. I have tried to find out for myself what the old Book of God tells about Him. And here I am trying to tell to others, as simply as I can, what I found. It was by the tedious, twisting path of doubt that I climbed the hill of truth up to some of its summits of certainty. I am free to confess that I am ignorant of the subject treated here save for the statements of that Book, and for the assent within my own spirit to these statements, which has greatly deepened the impression they made, and make...
|Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation|
|Quiet Talks on John's Gospel|
|Quiet Talks on Service|
|Quiet Talks on Following the Christ|
|Quiet Talks with World Winners|
By: Samuel Davidson (1806-1898)
|The Canon of the Bible|
By: Samuel Graham Wilson (1858-1916)
|Bahaism and Its Claims A Study of the Religion Promulgated by Baha Ullah and Abdul Baha|
By: Samuel Smiles (1812-1904)
|The Huguenots in France|
By: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)
|Confessions of an Inquiring Spirit and Some Miscellaneous Pieces|
By: Samuel Ward (1577-1640)
|A Coal From The Altar, To Kindle The Holy Fire of Zeale In a Sermon Preached at a Generall Visitation at Ipswich|
By: Samuel Wilberforce (1805-1873)
|The Rocky Island and Other Similitudes|
By: Sanger Brown (1884-1968)
|The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races An Interpretation|
By: Sarah Doudney (1841-1926)
Another fascinating book by the author of A Vanished Hand. Rhoda returns home after the death of her employer to find out that her cousin Helen, with whom she was raised, also returned home. Her husband stole 300 pounds and had to run away to Australia and leave her pregnant. Rhoda has to reconcile her shame and learn to cope with the new situation. But nothing is as it seems. More than anything, this book is about breaking stigmas and opening up your mind to understand and love people, despite their faults, usually with the help of God. Perfect for fans of good novels about crimes, stories about childhood, along with lovers of religious fiction. - Summary by Stav Nisser.
By: Sarah A. (Sarah Ann) Myers (1800-1876)
|Watch—Work—Wait Or, The Orphan's Victory|
By: Sarah J. Rhea
|Life of Henry Martyn, Missionary to India and Persia, 1781 to 1812|
By: Sarojini Naidu (1879-1949)
Sarojini Naidu was a remarkable woman. Known as the Nightingale of India, she started writing at the age of thirteen and throughout her life composed several volumes of poetry, writing many poems which are still famous to this day. As well as being a poet, Naidu was an activist and politician, campaigning for Indian independence and became the first Indian woman to attain the post of President of the Indian National Congress. This volume contains the beautiful 'Indian Love-Song', as well as many other moving verses...
By: Selina Bunbury
|Fanny, the Flower-Girl, or, Honesty Rewarded|
By: Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940)
These are beautiful little stories about Christmas from the Swedish storyteller Selma Lagerlöf. As she explains in the first story, they were told her by her grandmother "I remember that grandmother told story after story from morning till night, and that we children sat beside her, quite still, and listened. It was a glorious life! No other children had such happy times as we did. It isn’t much that I recollect about my grandmother. I remember that she had very beautiful snow-white hair, and stooped when she walked, and that she always sat and knitted a stocking...
By: Sheldon Dibble (1809-1845)
|Thoughts on Missions|
By: Sherwood Eddy (1871-1963)
|With Our Soldiers in France|
By: Sholem Aleichem (1859-1916)
Jewish Children (Yudishe Kinder)
Although written from a child’s perspective, this is not a kids book but a series of funny, poignant, and sometimes disturbing stories about life in a late 19th-century Russian-Jewish village — the world of my grandparents. Sholem Rabinovich (1859-1916) was born in Pereiaslav, Ukraine and later immigrated to New York. His short stories about Tevye and his daughters were freely adapted into the musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Rabinovich’s will contained the following injunction: “Let my name be recalled with laughter or not at all.” His translator, Hannah Berman, was Irish of Lithuanian descent.Some of these stories may be too intense for younger children.
By: Sidney Watson
|The Mark of the Beast|
By: Sir John Barrow (1764-1848)
Eventful History of the Mutiny and Piratical Seizure of H.M.S. Bounty
On December 31 1787, the HMS Bounty, a small sailing vessel embarked from Spithead Harbor, England bound for Tahiti. Her mission was sponsored by the Royal Society in London and aimed at picking up breadfruit plants and fruit from Tahiti and conveying them to the West Indies, where it was hoped they would take root and become a commercial crop. The Bounty was an old ship with a young captain and 46 young officers. The captain's cabin was converted into a potting shed for the expected breadfruit cargo...
By: Society of Friends
|On Singing and Music|
By: Solomon Benjamin Shaw (1854-?)
Children's Edition of Touching Incidents and Remarkable Answers to Prayer
Solomon Benjamin Shaw was a Methodist Episcopal minister, historian, essayist and editor. Solomon and Etta Ellen were married in McBride, Montcalm County, Michigan. Solomon resided in Chicago, Illinois for a time before taking up his principal residence in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rev. Shaw labored on what he referred to as the "undenominational line". This stand constituted a middle ground between the association plan favored by the denomination-oriented members of the National and the independent congregationalists of the movement...
By: Sophie May (1833-1906)
|Prudy Keeping House|
|Aunt Madge's Story|
|The Twin Cousins|
By: Soren Kierkegaard (1813-1855)
Fear and Trembling (selections)
"And God tempted Abraham and said unto him: take Isaac, thine only son, whom thou lovest and go to the land Moriah and sacrifice him there on a mountain which I shall show thee. Genesis 22:1" Soren Kierkegaard wondered how Abraham made the movement of faith that made him the father of faith mentioned in the New Testament . Fear and Trembling is the product of his wonder. Work out your salvation in fear and trembling . One-third of "Fear and Trembling" was translated in 1923 by Lee Hollander in the University of Texas Bulliten. This book has already been read in parts in the Short Nonfiction Collection but I think some might be interested in listening to it as a complete reading.
By: St. Ignatius Loyola (1491-1553)
The Autobiography of St. Ignatius
This account of the life of St. Ignatius, dictated by himself to Father Gonzalez, is a most valuable record of the great Founder of the Society of Jesus. It, more than any other work, gives an insight into the spiritual life of St. Ignatius. Few works in ascetical literature, except the writings of St. Teresa and St. Augustine, impart such a knowledge of the soul.The saint in his narrative always refers to himself in the third person, and this mode of speech has here been retained. Many persons who have neither the time, nor, perhaps, the inclination, to read larger works, will read, we trust, with pleasure and profit this autobiography...
By: Stephen Morrell Griswold (1835-1916)
|Sixty years with Plymouth Church|
By: Susan Fenimore Cooper (1813-1894)
|Female Suffrage: a Letter to the Christian Women of America|
By: Susan Warner (1819-1885)
The Wide, Wide World
“How should a seven year old child react when forced to be separated from a mother who meant everything to her? How should she react when she learns that the aunt with whom she was sent to live doesn’t really care about her? Will she be able to make real friendships with people outside her family? Would she be able to take her belief in God as a comfort? If you want to find answers to all these questions, read the enjoyable novel “The Wide, Wide World”. There, you will see how the amazing Ellen Montgomery reacts to all those things, and many, many more”.
|The Carpenter's Daughter|
|The End of a Coil|
|The Old Helmet, Volume I|
|What She Could|
There are many romantic tales about a handsome and rich man falling in love with a beautiful lower class woman over the objections of his family. Remember Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy? however, it takes more than a good woman to secure a man's happiness. He has to have mental strength. It is not certain that our hero, Tom, has that. Lois is a great woman. However, according to his sister, she is a "nobody." Does money and position control everything? Certainly not. Good people deserve to be happy...
|The House in Town|
|Daisy in the Field|
|The Old Helmet, Volume II|
|Melbourne House, Volume 1|
By: Swami Abhedananda (1866-1939)
|Five Lectures on Reincarnation|