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Spiritual Biographies and Books

[The Life and Diary of David Brainerd] - David Brainerd, Edited by Jonathan Edwards

This compilation, taken from Jonathan Edward's edited versions of David Brainerd's "Diary" and "Journal,"  as he presented the gospel to Native Americans in the face of many obstacles, both the external challenges of life in what was still the frontier of 18th century America, and internal battles as he persevered through bouts of depression during his short but fruitful life. True Classic. One of the best Christian missionary biographies ever written. Drenched in prayer.

[The cost of discipleship] - Dietrich Bonhoeffer

One of the most important theologians of the twentieth century illuminates the relationship between ourselves and the teachings of Jesus What can the call to discipleship, the adherence to the word of Jesus, mean today to the businessman, the soldier, the laborer, or the aristocrat? What did Jesus mean to say to us? What is his will for us today?

[All of Grace] - C. H. Spurgeon

C.H. Spurgeon (1834-1892), "the prince of preachers", presents the message of salvation--man's need and God's unique provision--simply and sincerely, for honest seekers and zealous witnesses alike.

[My Utmost For His Highest] - Oswald Chambers

Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) was a Scottish minister and teacher whose teachings on the life of faith and abandonment to God have endured to this day.

This daily devotional “My Utmost For His Highest” is a collection of his teachings compiled by his wife into a daily devotional format. It’s presented here in the original English. His wife’s comments may be found in the Foreword.

[The Pursuit of God] - A. W. Tozer

During a train trip from Chicago in the late 1940s, A.W. Tozer began to work on The Pursuit of God. He wrote all night long, the words coming to him as fast as he could put them down. By the next morning, when the train pulled into McAllen, Texas, the rough draft was done. Although written in such a remarkably short period of time, the depth, clarity and completeness of Tozer's message has made The Pursuit of God an enduring favorite -- about 1.7 million copies in print in 15 languages. Prepare yourself for a deeply meaningful and enjoyable experience.

[The Knowledge of The Holy] - A. W. Tozer

What is the nature of God? How can we recapture a real sense of God's majesty and truly live in the Spirit? This beloved book, a modern classic of Christian testimony and devotion, addresses these and other vital questions, showing us how we can rejuvenate our prayer life, meditate more reverently, understand God more deeply, and experience God's presence in our daily lives.

[The Sovereignty of God] - A. W. Pink

A.W. Pink defines God's sovereignty, and then explains how God's sovereignty is characterized in creation and salvation. Then Pink discusses the relationship between God's sovereignty and the human will. Finally, Pink describes the appropriate attitude Christians should take towards God's sovereignty, and considers several difficulties that Christian may face in adopting this attitude.

[The Attributes of God] - A. W. Pink

The foundation of our knowledge of God rests upon knowing what he is like. Without understanding God's attributes, we have a skewed perception of him--often one cast in our own image. We need more than just a theoretical knowledge of God in order to worship him as he desires. This classic work of Arthur W. Pink invites readers to discover the truth about seventeen attributes of God, including his sovereignty, immutability, patience, love, faithfulness, and much more.

[Morning By Moring] - C. H. Spurgeon

Charles Spurgeon's Morning by Morning is considered devotional classic for its deep spiritual encouragement, faithful handling of Scripture, and passionate interaction with God's Word.

[Evening By Evening] - C. H. Spurgeon

As the day is coming to a close and you begin to look back on the day just passed, these meditative devotions will lead you to strengthen your relationship with the Lord, revive your faith and hope, and relieve the tensions of the day.

[Stream in the Desert] - Mrs Cowman

Mrs. Cowman's classic devotional contains 366 daily readings, a collection of prayerful meditation. Filled with insight into the richness of God`s provision and the purpose of his plan, this book has inspired and encouraged generations of Christians during difficult times.

[Power Through Prayer] - E. M. Bounds

Power through Prayer has been called "one of the truly great masterpieces on the theme of prayer." The term classic can appropriately be applied to this outstanding book.

[The Secret of Guidance]

- F. B. Meyer This book asks "Does God still guide?" The Holy Scripture itself promises Divine, individual guidance to us. It will show that every detail of our lives is, to God, a necessary part of the magnificent whole.

[A Specimen of Divine Truths] - Abraham Hellenbroek

Abraham Hellenbroek's best known for his catechism book, first published 300 years ago (1706), This book, for the Instruction of Youth, who prepare themselves for a Confession of their Faith translated from the Dutch.

[The Golden Booklet of the True Christian Life] - John Calvin

In this classic devotional, John Calvin urges readers to apply the Christian life in a balanced way to mind, heart, and hand. The book stresses the importance of a devotedly active Christian life.

[The Kneeling Christian] - An Unknown Christian

Since its first publication, The book has helped hundreds of thousands of believers discover the key to God's treasure house of blessing. This classic book on prayer, sometime before the 1930's, answers the most basic and often-asked questions Christians have about prayer

[How to Live the Victorious Life] - An Unknown Christian

How to Live the Victorious Life by An Unknown Christian is a true Christian classic. Reading and following the Christian principles that are contained therein will change one's life.

[The Carnal Christian] - Ernest C Reisinger

If this view of the 'carnal Christian' theory is correct then the real problem is more serious than is commonly supposed. It is a problem which can only be solved by a return to the New Testament's teaching on conversion.

Imitation of Christ - Thomas a Kempis

A work of spiritual devotion, also sometimes called the "Following of Christ". Its purpose is to instruct the soul in Christian perfection with Christ as the Divine Model. It consists of a series of counsels of perfection written in Latin in a familiar and even colloquial style, and is divided into four parts or books

[The Practice of the Presence of God] - Brother Lawrence

The Practice of the Presence of God is a collection of documented conversations and letters that reveal the heart of this humble man.

[Pilgrim Progress] - John Bunyan

Pilgrim's Progress is a great work of Christian literature. Originally composed in the 17th century, this spiritual allegory has entertained and delighted innumerous readers for over 300 years. The two parts work together as a unified whole, which describes and depicts the believer's life and struggles.

[Safety, Certainty and Enjoyment]  - George Cutting

What God has provided through the blood, the Word, and Obedience. A proven message that has brought peace to many souls.

[Confessions] - Augustine of Hippo

Augustine today stands as perhaps the greatest thinker of Christian antiquity, and his Confessions is one of the great works of Western literature.

[How to Pray] - R. A. Torrey

What is the importance of prayer? How does one pray? Learn practical pointers for intelligent, effective prayer that brings God’s answers.

[Revival Addresses] - R. A. Torrey

Revival Addresses is a compilation of 40 sermons he preached at rallies around the world.

[Are You Born Again?] - J. C. Ryle

Are you born again? This is one of life's most important questions. It is not enough to reply, "I belong to the church; I suppose I'm a Christian." Thousands of nominal Christians show none of the signs of being born again which the Scriptures have given us - many listed in the First Epistle of John.

[Why Were Our Reformers Burned] - J. C. Ryle

It is prudent that these men not become extinct to our minds but rather that they be resurrected not only in regard to their horrible end but especially the reason they met a fiery death for the sake of Christ.

[Divine Inspiration of the Bible] - A.W. Pink

In this book Pink aspires to defend the groundwork of Christianity--the Bible. Pink defines the Scriptures, or Word of God, as the foundation of the Christian religion.

[The Way Into the Holiest] - F. B. Meyer

These chapters are altogether inadequate for the treatment of so vast a theme; but such as they are, they are sent forth, in dependence on the Divine Blessing, in the fervent hope that they may serve to make more clear and plain to those who would find and enter it, the Way into the Holiest of all

[Heaven: How to get there] - D. L. Moody

How can I get to heaven?  Help, encouragement, and definite answers await the reader, as page after page unfolds with the explanation of this exciting place heaven and how we can get there.

[Life Of William Carey] - George Smith

William Carey, a shoemaker & missionary Who Became the Father and Founder of Modern Missions.

On Loving God - Bernard Clairveaux

What is love? In his text On Loving God, St. Bernard surveys the four types of love that Christians experience as they grow in their relationship with God: loving one's self, selfish love, loving God as God, and loving one's self in God.

The New Life: Words of God for Young Disciples

The New Life is specifically designed for young converts, the text is useful to all Christians. Murray’s chapters cover a variety of different topics that Christians, particularly those new to the faith, will find remarkably helpful.

Prayer and Praying Men - E. M. Bounds

Great men of God in Scripture, such as Paul, Ezra, Moses and Daniel, are the focus as E.M. Bounds demonstrates powerful lessons on the need for effective prayer. God's desire is for men to be on their knees in full subjection to Him.