April 21, 2019

William Tyndale: The Smuggler’s Flame by Lori Rich

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William Tyndale: The Smuggler’s Flame by Lori Rich tells the story William Tyndale and how he lived a life of adventure and danger, dodging the king’s men, fleeing from his enemies and meeting with smugglers in the dead of night. What brought this well-educated Englishman to such choices? Was he an outlaw or a thief? No, he was determined to get the Bible into people’s hands, but many rulers in power considered this a threat to their position and wanted it put to a stop. But Tyndale’s work was the work of God and it would not be stopped! Read of how Tyndale bravely stood for the Truth and learn to imitate him.

133 Pages
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The Bruised Reed by Richard Sibbes

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The Bruised Reed has been widely valued since its first publication. It is now issued for the first time in a pocket-size format in the Puritan Paperbacks series. Some of the language and punctuation have been modernized to make the work more accessible.

128 Pages
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About the Author: Richard Sibbes (1577+1635), one of the most influential figures in the Puritan movement during the earlier years of the seventeenth century, was renowned for the rich quality of his ministry. The Bruised Reed shows why he was known among his contemporaries as ‘the sweet dropper’

Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices by Thomas Brooks

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‘The strange opposition that I met with from Satan, in the study of the following discourse, hast put an edge upon my spirit, knowing that Satan strives mightily to keep these things from seeing the light that tend eminently to shake and break his kingdom of darkness, and to lift up the kingdom and glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the souls and lives of the children of men . . .’ This is one of the seven reasons for writing his book Precious Remedies Against Satan’s Devices, which the author, Thomas Brooks, gives in his preface.

Among the publishers’ reasons for this reprint is the fact, noted by George Smeaton, that eh best Christian authors of former times treated by seductive influence and terrible power of Satan in a way ‘greatly more full and suggestive than in the literature of the present day’. William Grimshaw, in the eighteenth century, was no the first nor the last to learn this lesson from Brooks’ Precious Remedies and our modern age greatly needs the message which is thrust back into prominence in these pages.

253 Pages
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Martin Luther by Stephen J. Nichols

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Martin Luther by Stephen J. Nichols is an introductory guide to the life and works of reformer Martin Luther. His major works are introduced and summarized. Also discussed are his pastoral writings.

Protestants of all stripes have long read at least a few of Martin Luther’s works, but 21stcentury readers need guidance and encouragement. Stephen Nichols’s Martin Luther provides both.

After an exciting overview of Luther’s life and theology, Nichols orients the reader to some of the Reformer’s major works: The Bondage of the Will, The Three Treatises, The Small Catechism, and On the Councils and the Church. Luther’s ethical writings, “table talk,” hymns, and sermons also receive due attention. “A Select Guide to Books by and about Luther” concludes this volume, which displays more than 20 illustrations.

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About the Author: Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is a professor in the Division of Biblical Education at Lancaster Bible College. He is the author of several books, including The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World. Nichols lives with his wife and children in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

The Christian’s Great Interest by William Guthrie

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All of Guthrie’s teaching and pastoral experience were poured into The Christian’s Great Interest – his only book. The remarkable fact that it has gone through more than eighty editions and been translated into several languages testifies to its value. Pulling a copy of Guthrie’s book from his picket, John Owen declared ‘That author I take to have been one of the greatest divines that ever wrote.’  Thomas Chalmers described it as ‘the best book I ever read’.

The Christian’s Great Interest was written, its author says, for those who ‘have neither much money to spend upon books, nor much time to spare in reading’. It describes in a simple, clear and attractive style what it means to be a Christian, and how to become one. Guthrie was a master spiritual physician, and his wisdom appears on every page of his outstanding work.

207 Pages
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About the Author: William Gutherie (1620-1669) was minister of Fenwick, Ayrshire, from 1650-1664. During his ministry, according to one contemporary, ‘he converted and confirmed many thousand souls, and was esteemed the greatest practical preacher in Scotland’.

Prayer by John Bunyan

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Two works on prayer are here brought together in this book Prayer by John Bunyan. In Praying in the Spirit Bunyan defines what it means to pray with the spirit and with the understanding, and deals with difficulties in prayer. In The Throne of Grace, he explains how to approach God’s throne in prayer and opens up the blessings God’s people receive from the high priestly ministry of Jesus Christ.

176 Pages
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About the Author John Bunyan(1628-1688) was born the son of a metalworker near Bedford, England. He went on to become a famous preacher and writer and during his life penned over 2 million words, his most famous work being ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’.

Crown & Covenant Series by Douglas Bond

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All 3 volumes of Douglas Bond’s Crown & Covenant Series  revolve around the character of a Scottish boy during the covenanter era. The books weave the stories of John Knox & Samuel Rutherford into these historical fictions of Henty quality. Great for that reluctant reader, showing the excitement of much church history. Recommended for readers 10-15 years of age.

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About the Author: Douglas Bond, author of nearly twenty books for young people and adults, lives with his wife and six children in Washington State. He is a ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), teaches English and history at Covenant High School, and was awarded the regional Teacher Award for teaching young people how to write.

Personal Recommendation:
I received these books as a gift for Christmas and absolutely LOVED them! I could not put them down. The stories are thrilling, action packed, and educational at the same time. I would recommend these books to anyone to read. -Haley

Dr. Oma: The Healing Wisdom of Countess Juliana von Stolberg by Ethel Herr

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In Dr. Oma, Juliana von Stolberg (1506 – 1580) the Queen Mother of the Netherlands is cherished by the Dutch people as a wise and gifted healer. Juliana gains an able apprentice when her granddaughter Maria comes to live with her. Will Maria learn to trust her fears to God while her father, the courageous William of Orange, fights to free Holland from Spanish rule? Will one woman’s belief save the Netherlands and change the world?

The Chosen Daughters series highlights the lives of ordinary women who by God’s grace accomplish extraordinary things.

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Against the Tide by Hope Irvin Marston

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In the book Against the Tide Seventeenth-century Scotland is a place of cruel intolerance for the Covenanters, a people bound together by their loyal faith. A young, earnest Covenanter, Margaret Wilson finds her pledged loyalty to Christ and his covenant in opposition to King Charles II’s demands for her absolute obedience. Will Margaret choose to defy the authorities? Or will devotion to her family, lover for her sweetheart, and the hopes for future happiness rule her heart?

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A Puritan Golden Treasury by I.D.E. Thomas

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This book, A Puritan Golden Treasury, does not belong to the ordinary run of anthologies but is a masterful selection by an author who has given many years to his work. The 1500 quotations from a wide range of Puritans have been chosen with great care, and arranged under topical headings. They form an ideal introduction to the writings of the great and godly men of the 17th-century, and will prove to be devotional reading of the highest quality. Those who are already familiar with the Puritan writings will find the Treasury to be a perfect stimulus to further reading.

321 Pages
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About the Author: Dr. I. D. E. Thomas was minister of Zion Baptist Church, Llanelli, Wales, before spending a period of ten years conducting preaching-missions in Europe, the U.S.A. and Canada. The author of several books, he now serves as minister of the First Baptist Church, Maywood, California.