Chapter 10

Christian Biography


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The Puritans were mature saints who valued Christian biography because it shows that God's grace in human lives is "more than notion" -- is rather, a potent reality that changes sinners into the likeness of Christ their Savior, and generates zeal, vision, and passion for the advancing of His kingdom. Puritan singlemindedness in seeking God's glory is overwhelmingly awesome, and the records of the Puritans' own lives of endeavor, conflict, and suffering for their Lord are as challenging as any biographies from any age. -- J.I. Packer



Contents

Christian Biography
Biography of Bible Characters
Biography of Covenanters
Funeral Sermons of Saints
Chapter 10 Related WebLinks




Chapter 10
Christian Biography




Christian Biography

This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (John 15:12,13)

I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him. (Ecclesiastes 3:14)

He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

I must say it, to the glory of God, there were in the church of Scotland, both in the time of our first reformation, and after the reformation, such extraordinary men as were more than ordinary pastors and teachers, even holy prophets receiving extraordinary revelations from God, and foretelling diverse strange and remarkable things, which did accordingly come to pass punctually, to the great admiration of all who knew the particulars. Such were Mr. Wishart the martyr, Mr. Knox the reformer, also Mr. John Welsh, Mr. John Davidson, Mr. Robert Bruce, Mr. Alexander Simpson, Mr. Fergusson, and others. -- George Gillespie, Miscellany Questions, Chapter III, section 3.

Alcock, Deborah, S.S. Pugh, William Garden Blaikie, and Edwin Paxton Hood, Six Heroic men ...
Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton, David Livingstone, Richard Baxter, Lord Lawrence, and Claude Brousson.

Alexander, James W., The Life of Archibald Alexander, D.D. [1772-1851], First Professor in the Theological Seminary, at Princeton, New Jersey.
The Life of Archibald Alexander, D.D.,
https://archive.org/details/lifeofarchibal00alex

*Anonymous, The Life and Times of Selina Countess of Huntingdon by a Member of the House of Shirley and Hastings, 2 volumes.
"Accounts of the Great Awakening and its men: Whitefield, Wesley, Howell Harris, etc. Shows the influence of the Countess, a friend of revival and revivalists." -- Lloyd T. Sprinkle

Augustine, Saint (Aurelius Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, 354-430 AD), The Confessions of Saint Augustine. A Christian classic. Available (WORKS OF AUGUSTINE), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
Augustine is said to be the greatest Christian thinker next to the Apostle Paul. Luther set the Bible and the CONFESSIONS OF SAINT AUGUSTINE above all other books.
"The story of his sinful pursuits before conversion, and of his conversion, then of his confession to God, and his discoveries of the greatness of God after his conversion." -- Publisher
The Confessions of Saint Augustine
http://www.ccel.org/a/augustine/confessions/confessions.html
The Works of Saint Augustine
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Augustine%2C%20Saint%2C%20Bishop%20of%20Hippo

Bacon, Ernest W., Spurgeon: Heir of the Puritans.
"A biographical sketch that pays particular attention to the Puritan tradition out of which Spurgeon came." -- Cyril J. Barber

Baillie, Robert (1599-1662), The Life of William, now Lord Arch-bishop of Canterbury, Examined: Wherein his principall actions or deviations in matters of doctrine and discipline (since he came to that sea of Canturbury), are traced.
"Notes: A reissue of the sheets of the 1641 ed. with cancel t.p. Part 2 has separate signatures and paging, special t.p. and imprint: A large supplement of the Canterburian self-conviction, opening to the world yet more of the wicked mysteries of that faction from their own writs. Imprinted, 1641. In pt. 2 'A postscript for the personate Iesuite Lysimachus Nicanor' (37 p. at end), has secondary signatures, separate paging, and caption title, and is an answer to John Corbet's The epistle congratulatorie of Lysimachus Nicanor. First published in 1640 as: Ladensium autokatakrisis, the Canterburians self-conviction. Marginal notes. Reproduction of original in Harvard University Libraries and Thomason Collection, British Library (copy 2)."

Bainton, Roland Herbert, The Church of our Fathers, ISBN: 0880192119 9780880192118.
"A popular presentation of the historic drama, intrigues, rivalry, persecution, suffering, courage, and heroism displayed by Christian leaders from Paul to the establishment of the church in the New World." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Bainton, Roland H., Here I Stand: A Life of Martin Luther. A Christian classic.
"Available for the first time in trade paperback, this authoritative biography of the great religious leader was hailed by Time magazine as "the most readable Luther biography in English." This edition showcases the intricate woodcuts and engravings that enhance the text and give the flavor of the era in which Martin Luther lived. More than 100 woodcuts and engravings." -- Publisher
A scholarly presentation of Luther's part in the Protestant Reformation which changed the course of Western civilization. Highly recommended, especially for those seeking a deeper understanding of the theology of the Reformation. A scholarly work in which the Gospel is articulately presented. The story of Luther's conversion is, of course, presented in detail. Numerous editions of this book are available. Includes extensive bibliography.
Martin Luther
http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/author/martin-luther

Bainton, Roland H., The Travail of Religious Liberty.
"Biographical studies of Thomas R. Torquemada, John Calvin, Miquel Servetus, Sebastian Castellio, David Joris, Bernardino Ochino, John Milton, Roger Williams, and John Locke. First published in 1951." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Bainton, Roland H., Women of the Reformation in Germany and Italy, ISBN: 0807056510.
"These frequently neglected women were faithful to their commitments and often displayed courage equal to that of the Reformers themselves." -- Cyril J. Barber

Bates, William, and W. Farmer, The Complete Works of William Bates, 4 volumes. Alternate title: THE WHOLE WORKS OF THE REV. W. BATES. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
Contains sermons on the Forgiveness of Sins, The Sure Trial of Uprightness, The Duty of Resignation, The Danger of Prosperity, and Spiritual Perfection.
"Bates' writing was among the most practical of the Puritan Divines. . . .
"William Bates was one of the foremost Puritans. He was contemporary with Thomas Manton and Richard Baxter. His works were eagerly studied by Queen Mary, and his preaching always attracted great crowds. He was a spiritual man, whose chief aim in life was to glorify God, and please Him. There is no biography of him other than that by the Rev. W. Farmer in 1815, but his funeral sermon, preached by another great Puritan, John Howe, also reveals much about his character." -- (http://www.newblehome.co.uk/bates/biography.html)
"The act of uniformity passed in the year sixteen hundred and sixty-two, when Dr. Bates was thirty-seven years of age, by which he was deprived of the valuable living of St. Dunstan's in the West. On this trying occasion he displayed heroic firmness of mind in lovely union with that mildness and candour which breathe in his writings. Terms were imposed by this act, with which he could not conscientiously comply, though every thing in his nature strongly disposed to a compliance, and made him deeply lament the circumstances that imposed the absolute necessity of secession from the established church.
"Though he was never cast into prison, which was the lot of numbers of his brethren, he had once a very narrow escape. A Mrs. Beale being near death, several pious persons were solicited to meet in her room and pray for her, Dr. Bates and Mr. Baxter were to be of the number, of which information being given, two justices of peace with the parliament sergeant-at-arms, came at the appointed time to apprehend them and lay them in prison. Providence preserved them, for they did not attend, though ignorant of the design of their persecutors. The justices and sergeant-at-arms rushed into the room, where the gentlewoman lay ready to die, but missing their prey returned greatly disappointed. 'What a joy,' observes Mr. Baxter on this occasion, 'would it have been to them that reproached us as Presbyterian seditious schismatics to have found but such an occasion as praying with a dying woman to have laid us up in prison'!" -- A Biography of William Bates

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), The Autobiography of Richard Baxter, ISBN: 0874714087 9780874714067.
"Abridged with an introduction and notes by J.M. Lloyd Thomas. A clear, easy-to-read account of the life of one of the great nonconformists of the 17th century, replete with accounts of political and ecclesiastical intrigue and all that militates against the development of piety and the work of the Lord." -- Cyril J. Barber

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), A Breviate of the Life of Margaret, the Daughter of Francis Charlton of Apply in Shropshire Esq.; and Wife of Richard Baxter. For the use of all, but especially of their Kindred. There is also Published the Character of her Mother, truly described in her Published Funeral Sermon. Reprinted at her Daughter's Request, called 'The Last Word of a Believer, His passing-prayer, recommending his departing Spirit to Christ, to be received by him.

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), The Life of Rev. Richard Baxter, full text.
http://www.archive.org/stream/lifeofrevrichard00baxtrich/lifeofrevrichard00baxtrich_djvu.txt

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), and Ely Bates, Biographical Collections: or Lives and Characters, From the Works of the Reverend Mr. Baxter, and Dr. Bates (with various additions interspersed), of the following excellent persons . . . Together with abstracts of their funeral sermons. . . . London, 1766, 2 vols.

*Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), and Sylvester Matthew (1636/7-1708), Reliquiae Baxteriana; or, Mr. Richard Baxter's Narrative of the Most Memorable Passages his Life and Times.

Baxter, Richard, and John T. Wilkinson, Richard Baxter and Margaret Charlton: A Puritan Love Story, Being the Breviate of the Life of Margaret Baxter.

Belcher, Joseph, and George Whitefield, George Whitefield: A Biography.
Making of America Project, George Whitefield
http://www.archive.org/details/georgewhitefield00belciala

Bentley-Taylor, David, Augustine: Wayward Genius -- The Life of St. Augustine of Hippo, ISBN: 0801008077 9780801008078.
"New book (1980) may make the life of one who affected Christianity more than any man since the Apostle Paul come alive." -- GCB

Beza, Theodore, Contemporary Portraits of Reformers of Religion and Letters.

*Beza, Theodore (1519-1605), The Life of John Calvin. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"Beza was Calvin's friend, student, and successor at Geneva. As an eye-witness to Calvin's conduct and an intimate friend, this work (of 100 pages), of necessity retains a special quality that other treatments of Calvin's life will lack. Notwithstanding, the best modern treatment of Calvin's views and work is found in Carlos Eire's (a Roman Catholic author), WAR AGAINST THE IDOLS: THE REFORMATION OF WORSHIP FROM ERASMUS TO CALVIN." -- Publisher
Bèze, Théodore de (1519-1605), and Francis Sibson (b. 1779), The Life of John Calvin (1836)
http://archive.org/details/lifeofjohncalvin00bz2

Binning, Hugh (1627-1653), Several Sermons Upon the Most Important Subjects of Practical Religion. By Hugh Binning, Carefully copied and revised from his own manuscript, never before printed. To which is subjoined, An essay upon Christian love: . . . To which is prefixed, some account of the life and writings of the author.

Blaikie, William Garden, David Brown, D.D., LL.D: Professor and Principal of the Free Church College, Aberdeen: A Memoir, 1898.

Blaikie, William Garden, David Livingstone: The Authorised Biography, ISBN: 0948095164 9780948095160 0948095113 9780948095115.

Blaikie, William Garden, The Life of David Livingstone.

Blaikie, William Garden, The Personal Life of David Livingstone, LL.D., D.C.L.: Chiefly From his Unpublished Journals and Correspondence in the Possession of his Family.

*Bonar, Andrew (1810-1892), Andrew Bonar: Diary and Life, ISBN: 0851514324 9780851514321. A Christian classic.
"Covering the years 1810-1892. Bonar was a pastor, teacher, participant in the revivals of 1839 and 1859, faithful witness against the inroad of higher criticism, and writer." -- GCB
"Bonar was an outstanding pastor of the last century. His manner was humble, his expressions Biblical and therefore sweet. This book gives a panoramic view of his life, a fascinating period of Scotland's church history. It is a record of God's work in the life of one of His trophies of grace, one who represented all that was finest in the evangelical circles of his times." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

*Bonar, Andrew A. (1810-1892), and Robert Murray M'Cheyne, Memoir and Remains of Robert Murray M'Cheyne, ISBN: 085151085X 9780851510859. A Christian classic.
Spurgeon thought every Christian should read this book.
"Yet Bonar's LIFE OF McCHEYNE (a part of this book), displays the character of this man, and illustrates why he is one of the best-loved and most widely influential men of all time. McCheyne was a sweet, humble, hard-working Christian with a passion for souls. It is a real joy to read his sermons, letters, and other writings in this book. Bonar, himself a great one, has done us all a great favor in preserving these memoirs for us." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

Boreham, F.W., Lover of Life: F.W. Boreham's Tribute to His Mentor, ISBN: 9780983287544 0983287546.
"In LOVER OF LIFE the distinguished author Dr. F.W. Boreham draws back the curtain to pay tribute to one of his mentors, Joseph John Doke. This is a tantalizing sketch of a pastor, artist, author, who later in South Africa became a friend and freedom fighter with Mahatma Gandhi in the struggle for the rights of minority races." -- Publisher

Boreham, F.W., The man who Saved Gandhi: A Short Biography of John Joseph Doke.

Boreham, F.W. (Frank), My Pilgrimage: An Autobiography.

*Brainerd, David, and Jonathan Edwards (editor), The Life and Diary of David Brainerd, ISBN: 0801009766. A Christian classic.
"John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, William Carey, and Henry Martyn having read the journal felt compelled to spend their lives preaching the Gospel." -- Veronica Zundel
This journal is said to have inspired more Christians to become missionaries than any other book other than the Bible.
Boston, Thomas (1677-1732), Memoirs of the Life, Times, and Writings, of the Rev. Thomas Boston, of Ettrick (1852)
http://archive.org/details/memoirsofthelife00bostuoft

*Brook, Benjamin, Lives of the Puritans, 3 volumes, ISBN: 1877611794. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"This scarce three volume set was first published in 1813 in London, and there has never been a second printing until now. It contains biography and bibliography of many noted as well as relatively unknown (but not insignificant), Puritan pastors and authors of the 16th and 17th Centuries. Brook's massive endeavor was, at his own admission, an updating of Edmund Calamy's classic NONCONFORMIST MEMORIAL. In volume one there are such men as Edward Deering, Bernard Gilpin, and Richard Greenham. In volume two are sketches of Thomas Gataker, Henry Smith, William Perkins, Richard Rogers, Henry Ainsworth, John Preston, Robert Bolton, William Ames, Henry Scudder, Arthur Dent, Daniel Dyke, Samuel Hieron, Nicholas Byfield, Richard Sibbes, and John Ball. Volume three contains Jeremiah Burroughs, Thomas Hooker, Thomas Shepard, Christopher Love, John Cotton, Obadiah Sedgwick, William Gouge, and Thomas Goodwin. And these are but a sampling of the hundreds of godly men you will find profiled." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

*Brown, John, John Bunyan: His Life, Times and Work. A Christian classic.
"The tercentenary edition of the Bedford tinker's life and ministry, preaching and dissent, and travail for religious liberty." -- Cyril J. Barber

Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), John Cairns, M.D. (contributor), Memoir of John Brown, D.D. Senior Minister of the United Presbyterian Congregation, Broughton Place, Edinburgh, and Professor of Exegetical Theology to the United Presbyterian Church, ISBN: 0790593645 9780790593647.
Memoir of John Brown
http://books.google.com/books?id=F3E_AQAACAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

Brown, John (of Haddington, 1722-1787), and William Brown, Memoir and Select Remains of the Rev. John Brown, Minister of the Gospel, Haddington. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #7.

Brown, John (of Haddington[?] 1722-1787), and Charles Whymper, The Pilgrim Fathers of New England and Their Puritan Successors.
"A rare and detailed study of the lives of those once obscure men whose love of Biblical principle and unselfish loyalty to liberty gave birth to American self-government based on the Laws of God." -- Publisher
Includes bibliography.

*Brown, Peter R.L., Augustine of Hippo: A Biography: A new Edition With an Epilogue, 45th anniversary edition, ISBN: 9780520280410 0520280415.
Be sure to read the new revision (2000) that contains the Epilogue. It adds nearly 100 pages to the original work.
"This classic biography was first published thirty years ago [1967] and has since established itself as the standard account of Saint Augustine's life and teaching. The remarkable discovery recently of a considerable number of letters and sermons by Augustine has thrown fresh light on the first and last decades of his experience as a bishop. These circumstantial texts have led Peter Brown to reconsider some of his judgments on Augustine, both as the author of THE CONFESSIONS, and as the elderly bishop preaching and writing in the last years of Roman rule in North Africa. Brown's reflections on the significance of these exciting new documents are contained in two chapters of a substantial Epilogue [adding nearly 100 pages to the book -- compiler], to his biography (the text of which is unaltered). He also reviews the changes in scholarship about Augustine since the 1960s. A personal, as well as a scholarly, fascination infuse the book-length epilogue and notes that Brown has added to his acclaimed portrait of the Bishop of Hippo.
Peter Brown is Rollins Professor of History at Princeton University. [The author was a student at Oxford in 1967. -- compiler]. Brown is the leading English-language authority on St. Augustine. His many books include SOCIETY AND THE HOLY IN LATE ANTIQUITY (1982), BODY AND SOCIETY (1988), POWER AND PERSUASION (1992), AUTHORITY AND THE SACRED (1995), and THE RISE OF WESTERN CHRISTENDOM: TRIUMPH AND DIVERSITY, A.D. 200-1000 (1996)." -- Publisher
"I first read Peter Brown's magnificent AUGUSTINE OF HIPPO: A BIOGRAPHY in 1974, while preparing to write my dissertation on Augustine's sermons on John's Gospel. Like everyone else, I was struck, even stunned, by the sheer brilliance of this detailed 'life and times' of Augustine. Leaving virtually no stone unturned, Brown presented to us a truly great man whose life was bound up with the tumultuous events of the late Roman Empire, and whose career -- especially his writings -- both transformed that world and laid the foundation for Western civilization. [along with Luther, Calvin, Knox, and many others -- compiler]." -- Reader's Comment
"For anyone interested in the development of theology of Christianity, Peter Brown's book on the life of St. Augustine is an absolute 'must read . . .' In introducing the book, he takes pains to lay out the changes -- and the lack of significant ones -- that these documents [newly found letters and sermons of Augustine -- compiler], presented him as a classics historian. He also provides a personal insight, telling the reader that he now realizes how young he was when he wrote such strong words originally. His maturity shines through, first in this comment, and then in the pages that follow." -- Reader's Comment
"This a fascinating biography because of Brown's meticulous, concise scholarship on one of the central figures of Christian theology, as others have mentioned.
"For me, it was also interesting to learn the details of Augustine's long spiritual journey.
"Augustine was a prodigy, gifted with a brilliant, inquisitive mind. He managed to get a fine education, and soon was interacting with various intellectuals of his day, their schools of thought, and their movements.
"Society tends to groom such persons for positions of leadership in education, in government, and in the 'hierarchy' of the church.
"But, for a long time, Augustine relied on his own brilliance to find a Truth that could satisfy him. He gravitated to the Manichaen cult, that relied on extra-biblical revelation, and which aimed to reform Christianity. Then he moved on to philosophy, including the Neo-platonic writings of Plotinus, which seemed to merge philosophy with religion.
"But then an illness forced Augustine to abandon his career plans. This lead promptly to his conversion to the Catholic church of his time, at the age of 33. Eventually he become Bishop of Hippo.
"By the Grace of God, Augustine grew, and grew spiritually, throughout his life. He was constantly searching for the Truth, so that his first writings were completely eclipsed by the historic, doctrinal writings of his mature years. A prolific writer of about 250 books, his early works are insignificant, even negligible, and could never be used to judge his final worth.
"The pattern of the spiritual journey seen in Augustine's life parallels that seen in other men and women who relentlessly continue to seek Truth, absolute and unchanging, and, by the Grace of God, are lead to place their complete reliance on The Triune God's, revelation of Absolute Truth in The Holy Bible.
"The 'Lord works in strange ways.' Augustine attributes his final conversion to the life-long prayers of his mother. It is sobering to see the long, circuitous, spiritual journey of this brilliant, complex man, with the obstacles of brilliance and of ambition. It is sobering to see how God brought him to be 'true to Christ,' and to play a key role in the development of Christian doctrine, making perhaps the greatest contribution since the Apostle Paul." -- Reader's Comment

Bruce, Michael (1559-1631), William Cunningham (1805-1861), and Robert Wodrow, Sermons by the Rev. Robert Bruce, Minister of Edinburgh: Reprinted From the Original Edition of MDXC and MDXCI; With Collections for his Life by the Rev. Robert Wodrow, 1843.

Bull, Josiah, But now I see: The Life of John Newton, ISBN: 0851517420 9780851517421.
But now I see: The Life of John Newton
http://books.google.com/books?id=yQgBAAAACAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

*Bunyan, John (1628-1688), Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"Similar to Augustine's CONFESSIONS. Traces Bunyan's spiritual pilgrimage from his youth, through several crises, to his conversion, and through many trials and difficulties, temptations and sorrows, until he came to rely solely on Christ for his every need. Originally published in 1666." -- Cyril J. Barber
"This is the personal testimony of the famous author of PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, THE HOLY WAR, and 60 other edifying books." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
Bunyan, John, and Sharrock, Roger (editor), Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
http://archive.org/details/graceaboundingt00bunygoog
Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, John Bunyan
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/bunyan/grace.html
Pilgrim's Page: A John Bunyan Archive
This is the complete set of THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN, George Offor edition, reprinted by The Banner of Truth. It is free online, and is downloadable in the following formats: HTML, RTF, TEXT, and PDF.
http://www.chapellibrary.org/bunyan/
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN is also available at Project Gutenberg, Gutenberg.org.

Butler, D., The Life and Letters of Robert Leighton, 1903

Cadier, Jean, and O.R. Johnston (translator), The man God Mastered: A Brief Biography of John Calvin.
"A brilliant translation of an important biography of John Calvin." -- Cyril J. Barber

Cairns, John (1818-1892), Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Memoir of John Brown, D.D. Senior Minister of the United Presbyterian Congregation, Broughton Place, Edinburgh, and Professor of Exegetical Theology to the United Presbyterian Church, ISBN: 0790593645 9780790593647.
Memoir of John Brown
http://books.google.com/books?id=F3E_AQAACAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

Calamy, Edmund (1671-1732), An Abridgement of Mr. Baxter's History of his Life and Times. With an Account of the Ministers, &c. who Were Ejected After the Restauration, of King Charles II . . . and the Continuation of Their History, to the Passing of the bill Against Occasional Conformity, in 1711, 2 volumes.

Calamy, Edmund (1671-1732), The Autobiography of Richard Baxter, ISBN: 0874714087 9780874714067.
"Abridged with an introduction and notes by J.M. Lloyd Thomas. A clear, easy-to-read account of the life of one of the great nonconformists of the 17th Century, replete with accounts of political and ecclesiastical intrigue and all that militates against the development of piety and the work of the Lord." -- Cyril J. Barber

Calamy, Edmund (1671-1732), A Defence of Moderate Non-conformity. In Answer to the Reflections of Mr. Ollyffe and Mr. Hoadly, on the Tenth Chapter of the Abridgment of the Life of the Reverend Mr. Rich. Baxter.

*Calamy, Edmund (1671-1732), and Samuel Palmer (editor), The Nonconformist's Memorial, 1802, 3 volumes, ISBN: 0781206243. This seems to be the preferred edition. E-text available OCLC: 220202826. A Christian classic. See also, Benjamin Brook, LIVES OF THE PURITANS.
"Edmund Calamy (1678-1732), a dissenting minister in London and a historian, was the son and grandson of puritan ministers inside the Church of England. Both of them, along with hundreds of others, were expelled from their church livings for their refusal to submit to the 1662 Act of Uniformity. This event, the so-called 'Great Ejection', was a crucial moment in the formation of religious dissent in England. This book, first published in 1775, is an extensively-revised version, by another dissenting minister Samuel Palmer, of materials originally collated and published by Edmund Calamy, commemorating the lives and works of these ejected ministers.
"Editing the autobiography of one of the most eminent of these ejected ministers, Richard Baxter, Calamy included a long chapter listing the ejected ministers and such biographical data as he could find. This is the famous chapter 9 of AN ABRIDGMENT OF MR BAXTER'S HISTORY OF HIS LIFE AND TIMES (1702). This chapter became a whole volume of a second edition of the ABRIDGEMENT published in 1713. And in 1727 Calamy produced a further two volumes of material under the title A CONTINUATION OF THE ACCOUNT OF THE MINISTERS, LECTURERS, MASTERS AND FELLOWS OF COLLEGES, AND SCHOOLMASTERS WHO WERE EJECTED AND SILENCED AFTER THE RESTORATION OF 1660 . . . "Samuel Palmer attempted to integrate this material into a more readable form, making extensive revisions and additions. He certainly succeeded in producing something more accessible to eighteenth-century readers and there were several reprints of the book and a second edition in 1802-3. However readability was sometimes at the cost of accuracy and of a reduction of the scholarly value of Calamy's material.
"Nevertheless THE NONCONFORMIST'S MEMORIAL was an important work of collective memory by eighteenth-century dissenters." -- Publisher
Calamy, Edmund (1671-1732), The Nonconformist's Memorial: Being an Account of the Ministers, who Were Ejected or Silenced . . . (1775), volume 1 of 2
http://archive.org/details/nonconformistsm00calagoog
Calamy, Edmund (1671-1732), The Nonconformist's Memorial: Being an Account of the Ministers, who Were Ejected or Silenced . . . (1775), volume 2 of 2
http://archive.org/details/nonconformistsme02cala
The Nonconformist's Memorial: Being an Account of the Lives, Sufferings, and Printed Works, of the Two Thousand Ministers Ejected from the Church of England, Chiefly by the Act of Uniformity, Aug. 24, 1666. . . .
http://books.google.com/books?id=b08UwRUmWL0C&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

Chapman, William, Notable Women of the Puritan Times.

Chapman, William, Notable Women of the Reformation, ISBN: 9781104441555 1104441551.

Chappell, Jennie, Susannah Spurgeon (d. 1903), Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879), Pundita Ramabai Sarasvati (1858-1922), Emma Moss Booth-Tucker (1860-1903), Women who Have Worked and won: The Life-story of Mrs. Spurgeon, Mrs. Booth-Tucker, F.R. Havergal, and Pundita Ramabai Sarasvati
http://archive.org/details/womenwhohavework00chapuoft

Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), John W. Robbins (editor), Gordon H. Clark: Personal Recollections, ISBN: 0940931273 9780940931275.
"Friends of Dr. Clark have written their recollections of the man. Contributors include family members, colleagues, students, and friends such as Harold Lindsell, Carl Henry, Ronald Nash, Dwight Zeller, and Mary Crumpacker. The book includes an extensive bibliography of Clark's works." -- Publisher

*Coit, Margaret L. (1919-2003), John C. Calhoun: American Portrait, ISBN: 0877971854, 9780877971856.
This heavily documented 593-page biography is a fascinating glimpse into secular American life in the times of John C. Calhoun (1782-1850), including southern plantation life, and the intricacies of political diplomacy in Washington, D.C.
For any reader who has been immersed in the Reformed Presbyterian Church History of this period, this biography offers a fresh and rewarding diversion into the parallel secular and political history.
There is a lot to learn here. Human nature was the same in Calhoun's day as it is today. The selfishness of men in power was creating a serious imbalance in the economy. Calhoun understood this, and he fought heroically for political solutions to prevent a split in the union. (Ecclesiastes 1:9,10). It informs about much of what was going on in the South prior to "The War Between the States: The War of Northern Aggression, The War for Southern Independence," information that revisionist historians often leave out of textbooks.
The book has been criticized as a weak analysis of Calhoun as a political theorist, but this is probably an unfair criticism. Much is discussed about Calhoun' political position. The politician or the scholar of political science should read John C. Calhoun, et al., A Disquisition on Government and A Discourse on the Constitution of the United States, Papers, 28. Both his works and his correspondence also have been published.
The biography does discuss the various causes of the split in the union: the decline of the federal character of our government with the resulting dominance of Northern industrial majority over the minority interests of the South, tariff regulations favoring the North, economic exploitation of the South, unbalanced growth, states rights, slavery, and so forth, and so on.
The issue of Southern slavery is not as "cut and dried" as abolitionists and the Northern sympathizers would have the public believe. For example, the similarities between Southern slavery and the "wage slavery" of Northern industrialists is mentioned.
The question of slavery has perplexed this writer for years. This biography, and the lecture, "Biblical Slavery: Its Meaning and Necessity," have helped clear up questions about the position of pro-unreconstructed Southern Evangelicals, the apparent "paradox" of the social benefits of Biblical slavery, conflicting motives for the Civil War, Robert L. Dabney's (1820-1898) "unbelievable blind spot" in the midst of excellent theology, and Dabney being branded a "racist."
Calhoun is said to be one of the most able statesmen and politicians ever to serve in Washington. This work by Margaret Coit received the Pulitzer Prize in biography in 1951. It accounts for why Calhoun is held in such high esteem in the South, even today. He has been praised as a politician by C. Gregg Singer, the church historian.
There is scant mention of Calhoun's religious convictions, and their influence on his politics. See A THEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF AMERICAN HISTORY.
"The former Vice-President [under John Quincy Adams and the first term of Andrew Jackson -- compiler], was able to become the spokesman of the minority within that era. In doing so, he offered a vigorous justification of why the majority should be limited in what they can do to the minority. His explanation is as sound today for any minority as it was for defending the South in his time." -- Reader's Comment
"His influence during four decades of national life cannot be denied, which is one of the reasons why scholars to this day argue over whether there are two distinct periods to Calhoun's career: his earlier years when he seemed more inclined to support national-oriented legislation, and his later years when he appears as an early 'states rights' man.
"Coit, who clearly admires him and is determined to unearth the person behind the stony legend, argues that Calhoun's devotion to nation and state were as one, and that in his view only through a determined affirmation of the rights of the states could the larger national confederation succeed. . . ." -- Reader's Comment
Coit hints at a distant personal connection to John C. Calhoun on page 306, saying the Reverend John C. Coit, a Presbyterian clergyman, was a friend of Calhoun's.
"Coit has a very vivid style and sometimes she comes dangerously close to crossing the line into writing fiction (such as when she enters the mind of a dying Calhoun and offers a series of flashback sketches)." -- Reader's Comment

Cottret, Bernard, and M. Wallace McDonald (translator), Calvin: A Biography, ISBN: 0802842895 9780802842893 0567087573 9780567087577.
"The aim of this book is simply to recover the truth, or rather to reclaim the intelligibility, of a man in his time. This is a historian's Calvin, the work of a university professor who is neither a theologian nor an ordained minister. Cottret's welcome approach sheds new light on the great Reformer's personality by concentrating on the milieu in which Calvin did his life's work.
"In the largest part of the book, Cottret explores Calvin's life chronologically. We are introduced to the world into which Calvin was born, a Europe in the throes of upheaval owing to the development of the printing press and divergent religious views. We follow Calvin from his birth and childhood in Noyon to his school years in Paris. We accompany Calvin on his humanistic and literary pursuits in Basel, his early ministry in Geneva, and his halcyon Strasbourg years. Finally, we move again to Geneva, where the brunt of Calvin's serious -- and better known -- life was lived.
"Along the way we encounter the major issues of Calvin's day -- the sacrifice of the Mass, iconoclasm, predestination, the Arianism of Michael Servetus -- issues to which he reacted with all his religious emotion. We tarry with him in Geneva and get an up-close look at the governance of Calvinism's "holy city." Further, we share in Calvin's joys and sorrow through a reading of his prolific correspondence. In the final chapters, Cottret explores thematic aspects of Calvin's persona -- Calvin the polemicist, the preacher, and the writer -- and looks in greater depth at his foremost work, the Institutes of the Christian Religion." -- Publisher

Couper, William James, Robert Sanders the Elder, Printer in Glasgow, 1661-1694. With a bibliography.

Couper, William James, and The Scottish Church History Society, Robert Wodrow.

Cowan, Henry, John Knox: Hero of the Scottish Reformation, ISBN: 0404017886 9780404017880.

Crosby, Fanny, An Autobiography, ISBN: 1579102077 9781579102074.

Crown Video, Final Solution, Special Edition DVD (Crown Video, November 25, 2008), ISBN: 1894300874 9781894300872, 106 Minutes.
"Based on a true story . . .
"This Special Edition set contains the award winning feature film Final Solution, the documentary From One Blood featuring Gerrit Wolfaardt, the man on which the feature film is based, behind the scenes footage, bonus features and a study guide in PDF form. Final Solution is an amazing testimony of the incredible power of God to transform lives. Gerrit Wolfaardt was radically changed from a life of hatred and violence -- not to simply tolerance -- but to genuine love. Only God can cause so deep a transformation.
From One Blood invites viewers into the living room and lives of Gerrit and Celeste Wolfaardt. Gerrit relays his personal story and throughout the documentary, short clips from the movie are cut in to emphasize what he is telling us. Today, Gerrit travels the globe preaching biblical reconciliation. Formerly sold individually, this two-disc DVD set provides an excellent value.
"Awards that this film has received: | Crown Award Winner for Best Drama Over $250,000 (Gold) | Crown Award Winner for Best Picture (Gold) | Heartland Film Festival Winner (Crystal Heart Award) | Worldfest Houston International Film Festival Winner (GOLD) | Down Under Film Festival Winner (Best Soundtrack and Best Film) | Sabaoth International Film Festival (Best Director and Best Film)
"This film is not appropriate for children due to violence and thematic elements." "Afrikaner Gerrit Wolfaardt was born into prejudice. Everything he had been taught since childhood -- from his family, his church and his culture -- told him that apartheid, or separateness, was right and natural. He became a self-proclaimed disciple of Hitler, and hatched a diabolical plan to rid South Africa of the 'Black Danger.' His ideology was challenged by Celeste, who later became his wife, and by the book CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY. In this documentary, Gerrit shares the amazing journey that resulted in his radical transformation." -- Publisher

*Cunningham, William (1805-1861), John Calvin. Available in THE REFORMERS AND THE THEOLOGY OF THE REFORMATION. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #17.
"As Cunningham states, 'John Calvin was by far the greatest of the Reformers with respect to the talents he possessed, the influence he exerted, and the services he rendered in the establishment and diffusion of important truth.' Here we have a succinct account of Calvin's works and the leading principles that he maintained. Calvin is without a doubt one of the great men in all of human history, and as he often pointed out, he owed everything to the Lord Jesus Christ -- all his talents, all his influence, his very salvation, etc. -- for that is the nature of 'Calvinism,' giving God all the glory!" -- Publisher

Cunningham, William (1805-1861), and John Adams, A Letter to a Great Character.
An open letter to John Adams.

Cunningham, William (1805-1861), James Buchanan, and James Bannerman, Leaders of the Reformation, 1860. Available in THE WORKS OF WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM. Available in THE REFORMERS AND THE THEOLOGY OF THE REFORMATION. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #17.

Cunningham, William, James Buchanan (preface), and James Bannerman (preface), The Reformers and the Theology of the Reformation.

Cuthbertson, John, and John Buchanan, The Diary of the Reverend John Cuthbertson, 1751-1791.
"Notes: Holograph. The pocket diary of the Reverend John Cuthbertson which he carried daily in his wanderings and ministrations over the district "west of the Alleghenies" for 40 years, 1751-1791." -- Publisher

D'Aubigné, J.H. Merle (1794-1872), Germany, England, and Scotland; or, Recollections of a Swiss Minister.

Dabney, Robert L. (1820-1898), Biographical Sketch of R.L. Dabney. Alternate title: LIFE: ABRIDGED FROM THE LARGER WORK OF PROF. DABNEY. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"B.B. Warfield called Dabney, 'the most conspicuous figure and the leading theological guide of the Southern Presbyterian Church, the most prolific theological writer that Church has as yet produced, and for a period of over forty years one of the most distinguished and probably the most impressive teacher of its candidates for the ministry.' An old school Presbyterian, Dabney served as chief of staff to General 'Stonewall' Jackson. Heavily influenced by Francis Turretin and John Dick, he was born in 1820 and died in 1898." -- Publisher

Dabney, Robert Lewis (1820-1898), and William Chalmers, Life of Lieut. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall Jackson), 2 volumes (OCoLC)663123972.
Life of Lieut. Gen. Thomas J. Jackson (Stonewall Jackson), 1864
http://archive.org/details/cu31924092912934

*Dallimore, Arnold, George Whitefield: The Life and Times of the Great Evangelist of the 18th Century Revival, 2 volumes, ISBN: 0851510264 9780851510262 085151300X 9780851513003. A Christian classic.
"One of the great monumental literary achievements of the 20th Century." -- Sherwood E. Wirt
"Justice has at last been done to the greatest preacher that England has ever produced." -- D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Contains accounts of the conversion experiences of Whitefield, the Wesleys, and many others. Includes bibliographic footnotes.

Dallimore, Arnold A., Spurgeon: A New Biography, ISBN: 0851514510 9780851514512.
"A concise (239 pages) popular introduction that presents something of the inner man in his praying, sufferings, depressions, weaknesses, strengths, triumphs, humor, and joys." -- GCB

*Darling, James (1797-1862), Cyclopaedia Bibliographica: A Library Manual of Theological and General Literature, and Guide to Books for Authors, Preachers, Students, and Literary Men. Analytical, Bibliographical, and Biographical, 1854, 5245 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #12.
"An indispensable set for authors, researchers, serious students of Scripture, librarians, ministers, collectors, rare book dealers, etc. Contains much information that is either unavailable elsewhere or would have to be gleaned from several scattered volumes. Its ten volumes total 5245 pages. A phenomenal, theological, bibliographical resource of staggering comprehensiveness. The first section of this extremely rare set is a huge bibliography, organized by authors alphabetically. Most known Biblical and theological publications, to the author's day, are listed. Includes not only English listings, but Latin, French, and German also. The second part is a topical bibliography categorizing items under the headings of Universal Knowledge, Theology (including the major commentaries, sermons, articles and studies for just about every verse in the Bible), a listing of Scripture texts (Hebrew, Greek, and Latin), and an extensive index. The Morning Post calls this massive work 'the most copious, accurate, and well-arranged catalogue of works in theological and general literature which has as yet been published.' Brownson's Review noted that 'for practical utility we know of none that surpasses or approaches it.' Finally Bell's Messenger states, 'No clergyman or antiquarian should think it needless to possess a copy of this work. It will smooth many a day's hard toil, by diminishing the labour of research, pointing as it does, in an instant to works which it might have taken weeks, if not months, or years, to search after.' Don't miss this darling of a help, which will ease and aid all your theological studies!" -- Publisher

Defoe, Daniel (1661?-1731), and William Lee, Daniel Defoe: His Life and Recently Discovered Writings, Extending From 1716 to 1729, ISBN: 1241128871 9781241128876
Daniel Defoe: His Life and Recently Discovered Writings
http://books.google.com/books?id=u3sOAAAAMAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

*Dickson, David (1583?-1663), and Robert Woodrow (1679-1734), Truth's Victory Over Error: A Commentary on the Westminster Confession of Faith. To This Edition is Prefixed, a Short Account of the Author's Life, by the Late Mr. Robert Wodrow ISBN: 0851519490 9780851519494. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive
"One of the best commentaries on the Westminster Confession of Faith." -- Publisher
Truth's Victory Over Error
http://www.truecovenanter.com/dickson/truthsvictory.html
Truth's Victory Over Error, or, the True Principles of the Christian Religion, Stated and Vindicated Against the Following Heresies, viz. Arians . . . Vaninians, &c. The whole being a commentary on all the chapters of the Confession of Faith, by way of question and answer: in which, the saving truths of our holy religion are confirmed and established; and the dangerous errors and opinions of its adversaries detected and confuted. (1764)
https://archive.org/details/truthove00dick

Dickson, Norine Campbell, Patrick Henry: Patriot and Statesman.
"Excellent portrayal of an often misunderstood Founding Father."

Discovery House, The Life of George Washington Carver, DVD (Discovery House, January 1, 2005), 30 minutes.
"A slave-born man who helped shape 20th Century America with his passion for God's creation. You probably remember that George Washington Carver invented over 300 uses for peanut butter. Did you know that while at Tuskegee Institute he became one of the world's foremost experts in horticulture?
"In fact, George Washington Carver almost single-handedly reinvented land management in the South following the ravages of too much cotton and tobacco farming. He was so brilliant that Henry Ford and Thomas Edison tried to hire him, but he said no. Do you know why?
"Because he wasn't after fame or fortune. The most important thing in George Washington Carver's life was that he was a Christian. He simply marveled at God's creation and wanted to help all mankind.
"When you get this 2-part DVD -- hosted by Wintley Phipps -- you'll discover someone who grew up 'colored' in segregated America with poverty, frailty, sickness, and the KKK, but who saw each and every obstacle as a blessing and an opportunity to learn.
"Get to know the man who discovered uses for the peanut, the sweet potato, and the soybean and helped shape twentieth-century America through his profound spiritual conviction, a passion for exploration, and a deep wonder about the world around him. You'll find that one person can make a difference, no matter what stands in the way." -- Publisher

Dodd, Elizabeth D., Marriage to a Difficult Man: The 'Uncommon Union' of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards, ISBN: 0664209009 9780664209001.
About Sarah Perrepont's marriage to Jonathan Edwards and the raising of their 11 children.

Drummond, Lewis A., Spurgeon: Prince of Preachers, ISBN: 0825424720 9780825424724 0825424739 9780825424731.
"The definitive biography of Spurgeon, 895 pages. . . ." -- GCB
Includes bibliography and footnotes.

Dyer, Thomas Henry, The Life of John Calvin.

Eckerd, Jack, and Paul Con, Eckerd: Finding the Right Prescription, ISBN: 0800715322 9780800715328.
Jack Eckerd is "a living demonstration of the life-changing power of Christ. His inspiring testimony deserves the widest possible audience." -- Billy Graham
"This is the amazing, exciting story of one of the most remarkable men I've ever known. It is a gripping account; when you're finished, you will want to sing the doxology." -- Chuck Colson

*Edman, V. Raymond, They Found the Secret: Twenty Transformed Lives That Reveal a Touch of Eternity.
Contents: J. Hudson Taylor: the exchanged life | Samuel Logan Brengle: the cleansed life | John Bunyan: the unchained life | Amy Carmichael: the radiant life | Oswald Chambers: the highest life | Charles Grandison Finney: the powerful life | Adoniram Judson Gordon: the disciplined life | Richard C. Halverson: the burning life | Frances Ridley Havergal: the overflowing life | John Hyde: the prevailing life | Dwight Lyman Moody: the dynamic life | Handley | C.G. Moule: the fragrant life | Andrew Murray: the abiding life | Robert E. Nicholas: the satisfying life | William P. Nicholson: the soul-winning life | Eugenia Price: the buoyant life | Charles G. Trumbull: the victorious life | Walter L. Wilson: the yielded life | John Allan Wood: the holy life | W. Ian Thomas: the adventurous life.
Includes bibliography.

Edwards, Brian H., God's Outlaw: The Story of William Tyndale and the English Bible. Alternate title: WILLIAM TYNDALE, THE FATHER OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE and WILLIAM TYNEDALE: ENGLAND'S GREAT BIBLE TRANSLATOR, ISBN: 0842382186 9780842382182.
"This is the thrilling story of one who was forced to leave England and slip from city to city in Germany, Holland, and Belgium in an attempt to avoid the agents sent to arrest him. Tyndale's story is one of poverty, danger, and ceaseless labor, but he left a priceless heritage: The Scriptures in the English language." -- GCB
Vision Video, Rees, Roger, Ben Steed, Tony Tew, God's Outlaw: The Story of William Tyndale, DVD.

*Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), The Life of David Brainerd, ISBN: 0300030045 9780300030044. Available (THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), and Sereno Edwards Dwight (1786-1850), The Works of President Edwards: With a Memoir of his Life, 1829, volume 1 of 9. Available THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS in two volumes on the Puritan Hard Drive.
Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), and Sereno Edwards Dwight (1786-1850), The Works of President Edwards: With a Memoir of his Life, 1829, volume 1 of 9.
http://archive.org/details/worksofpresident011829edwa

Ellul, Jacques (1912-1994), W.H. Vanderburg (editor), J. Neugroschell (translator), Perspectives on our Age: Jacques Ellul Speaks on his Life and Work, ISBN: 9780887848735 0887848737.
"Born in Bordeaux, and now a professor in the university in that city, Ellul narrates his intellectual and spiritual odyssey. Explains the inner tensions between Marx and Barth, the effects of the technological system, and his life as an author." -- Cyril J. Barber

Fenn, George Manville, George Alfred Henty: The Story of an Active Life (1907)
http://archive.org/details/georgealfredhen00fenngoog

Fiore, Jordan D. (annotation), William Bradford, and Edward Winslow, Mourt's Relation: A Journal of the Pilgrims of Plymouth, ISBN: 0942516079 9780942516074.
"Original record of the Pilgrim fathers written in 1622. Authentic portraits of the 'Saints' and a day-to-day account of the land and living on 'those foreboding shores'." The late Dr. Jordan Fiore was a pre-eminent authority on the Pilgrims.

Flavel, John, The Whole Works of the Reverend Mr. John Flavel, Minister of the Gospel at Dartmouth in Devon: In two Volumes. Volume I. Containing The Life of Mr. Flavel.

Foote, William Henry, Sketches of Virginia, Historical and Biographical, Second Series, ISBN: 9781594421556 1594421552.
"This volume contains much valuable information regarding early Presbyterian families in the State, biographical sketches of early Presbyterian ministers, and the founding of a number of churches and educational institutions in the State. It also includes a detailed treatment of the Presbyterian efforts toward a separation of church and state in the newly formed State of Virginia. The author, Dr. Foote, was a man of clear and strong convictions. His views of divine truth were early formed. The doctrines of Grace announced in the trial sermon before Presbytery, were repeated fifty years afterwards from the same text (Ephesians 2:8), as his last sermon. As a missionary and pastor he was never deterred by difficulties or dangers from the discharge of duty. As a scholar, he was accurate and well informed; as a writer, easy and copious, delighting in the use of his pen. Dr. Morton Smith, Professor of Theology at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary has written an introduction for the new reprint. A rather exhaustive index has also been appended and will be helpful to the average reader and researcher." -- Publisher
Sketches of Virginia, historical and biographical. By the Rev. William Henry Foote . . . Second Series.
Full text, free online.
http://books.google.com/books?id=d6cq34x-JwcC&dq=Sketches+of+Virginia,+historical+and+biographical.+By+the+Rev.+William+Henry+Foote+...+&psp=1&ie=ISO-8859-1

Fountain, David, John Wycliffe: The Dawn of the Reformation, ISBN: 0907821022 9780907821021.
"There are those who believe that when Wycliffe was born about 660 years ago, he became the one man who changed the course of English history more than any other man." -- GCB
Includes bibliography.

*Foxe, John (1516-1587), and Thomas Freeman (prefatory material), John Foxe's Book of Martyrs. Actes and Monuments of Matters Most Speciall and Memorable (unabridged). Alternate title: THE UNABRIDGED ACTS AND MONUMENTS ONLINE or TAMO (HRI Online Publications, Sheffield, 2011). Available from: http://www.johnfoxe.org. Implemented by the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, England, and published by HRI Online Publications, Sheffield, 2011, Version 2.0, ISBN: 9780954260864.
"You can browse and compare the unabridged texts of the four editions of this massive work published in John Foxe's lifetime (1563, 1570, 1576, 1583). Each edition changed significantly as Foxe sought to incorporate new material, answer his critics, and adjust its polemical force to the needs of the moment. . . .
"TAMO is both an instrument of scholarship and a tool for anyone who wants to explore this remarkable work, a milestone in the history of the English printed book and a signal achievement of its printer, John Day."
Foxe, John (1516-1587), John Foxe's Book of Martyrs. Actes and Monuments of Matters Most Speciall and Memorable, ISBN: 0197262252 9780197262252.
"This CD-ROM combines readable and printable images of 2,200 pages of text and woodcut engravings from the 1583 edition, the last for which Foxe was personally responsible."
Other editions: Acts and Monuments or Foxe's Book of Martyrs, 1554, 1843-49 edition, 8 volumes. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
" 'No book ever inflicted a wound so deep and incurable on the Romish system of superstition and bloody persecution . . . it was placed in . . . all churches and chapels throughout the kingdom, by order of Queen Elizabeth.' (Smith, Select Memoirs, p. 245). Contains much information not found in any of the liberally edited and severely shortened editions of this classic work which are in print today. Covering martyrs from the early church through to Foxe's day, it was one of the most influential books of the sixteenth century! It overflows with faith building testimony of the power of God to overcome the most cruel and barbarous acts of human depravity and demonic cruelty. 6890 pages. A very rare set, now back in print after 150 years!" -- Publisher
"After the Bible itself, no book so profoundly influenced early Protestant sentiment as the BOOK OF MARTYRS. Even in our time it is still a living force. It is more than a record of persecution. It is an arsenal of controversy, a storehouse of romance, as well as a source of edification." -- James Miller Dodds, English Prose
"When one recollects that until the appearance of the PILGRIM'S PROGRESS the common people had almost no other reading matter except the BIBLE and FOX'S BOOK OF MARTYRS, we can understand the deep impression that this book produced; and how it served to mold the national character. Those who could read for themselves learned the full details of all the atrocities performed on the Protestant reformers; the illiterate could see the rude illustrations of the various instruments of torture, the rack, the gridiron, the boiling oil, and then the holy ones breathing out their souls amid the flames. Take a people just awakening to a new intellectual and religious life; let several generations of them, from childhood to old age, pore over such a book, and its stories become traditions as individual and almost as potent as songs and customs on a nation's life." -- Douglas Campbell, The Puritan in Holland, England, and America
"If we divest the book of its accidental character of feud between churches, it yet stands, in the first years of Elizabeth's reign, a monument that marks the growing strength of a desire for spiritual freedom, defiance of those forms that seek to stifle conscience and fetter thought." -- Henry Morley, English Writers
"John Foxe was a prince among believers. He had his printing press on a cart, and had often to print at night, moving his press before dawn to escape capture and burning at the stake. He never faltered in his purpose to leave a voluminous written witness to the power of the Lord Jesus Christ to keep His saints in love and peace." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
John Foxe's Book of Martyrs Variorum Edition Online
http://www.tei-c.org/Activities/Projects/jo01.xml
Foxe's Acts and Monuments (the original Foxe's Book of Martyrs): How to Obtain a Facsimile or a Print-on-demand Copy.
Compiled by Peter Reynolds, 29 April 2006.
http://www.peterreynoldsbooks.com/home/foxereview.htm

Freeman, Bill (editor), How They Found Christ: In Their own Words, ISBN: 0914271946 9780914271949.
Contents: Aurelius Augustine | Martin Luther | John Calvin | John Bunyan | Madame Guyon | John Wesley | Jonathan Edwards | George Whitefield | Charles Finney | George Muller | Andrew Murray | Hannah Whitall Smith | J. Hudson Taylor | Charles Spurgeon | A.B. Simpson | Watchman Nee | The Assurance that you have found Christ.

Gamble, Richard C., The Biography of Calvin, ISBN: 0815310420 9780815310426.

Gill, John (1697-1771), and Michael A.G. Haykin, The Life and Thought of John Gill (1697-1771): A Tercentennial Appreciation, ISBN: 9004107444 9789004107441.

Graham, Ruth Bell (1920-2007), Billy Graham Evangelistic, Celebrating Ruth Bell Graham: A Life Marked by the Faithfulness of God, DVD, ISBN: 9781593281700 1593281706.

Grant, George, The Last Crusader: The Untold Story of Christopher Columbus, ISBN: 0891076905 9780891076902.
"This carefully researched and enlightening study shows that Columbus was not only a man of God, but that his voyage was largely motivated by godly zeal. Written in narrative to appeal to the heroic heart of all generations, it is designed to rekindle our natural wonder even as it recaptures the true meaning of Columbus." -- GCB

Gough, Henry (compiler) A General Index to the Publications of the Parker Society (1855), 811 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"An extensive general index to the works of the leading English Reformers of the sixteenth century, as they were published by the Parker Society. Some of these volumes have once again been republished in our day by Still Waters Revival Books. Works indexed here are mainly of a theological nature, but also 'include a considerable amount of historical and biographical information; they may also prove serviceable to the topographer and the antiquary; certainly they are not likely to be overlooked by any who may hereafter direct their attention to English lexicography'." -- Publisher

*Haldane, Alexander, Lives of James and Robert Haldane, ISBN: 0851515673 9780851515670.

Harrison, Cassain, Liam Neeson, Timothy West, Lee Pullbrook, and Nick Powell, Martin Luther, DVD, distributed by PBS Home Video, ISBN: 0793696283 9780793696284.
"Traces Luther's life. His attack on the all-powerful Catholic Church was a knife to the heart of an empire that had endured for over a thousand years. Luther became a monk and by the nailing of his treatise to the doors of the Wittenberg Cathedral, Martin Luther changed the world forever, unleashing forces that plunged Europe into war and chaos. Martin Luther not only revolutionize the Church, he offered the Christian world a new vision of man's relationship with God, and in turn redefined man's relationship with authority in general. This is a dramatic story of the collapse of the medieval world, of social, economic and political revolution, and of the birth of the modern age." -- Publisher

*Harrison, Frank Mott, John Bunyan, ISBN: 0851511058 9780851511054.
"Bunyan had a great love for liberty and this is said to be the most definitive biography of him. Harrison poured much of his life into preparing the bibliography." -- Reader's Comment

Hayden, Eric W., The Spurgeon Family, ISBN: 1561862061 9781561862061.
Contains 24 classic pictures and illustrations. Biographies of Spurgeon and immediate relatives.

Hefley, James, and Marti Hefle, By Their Blood: Christian Martyrs of the 20th Century, ISBN: 0915134284 9780915134281.
"Too often we forget that God's people are suffering and being martyred. Here in a vivid book we are awakened. What FOXE'S BOOK OF MARTYRS did for generations past this book does for our generation." -- GCB
"The book begins with accounts of the martyrs during the Boxer Rebellion in China, continues with martyrs in Japan and Korea, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Islands, Nazi Germany, and of the Soviet Union and its communist regimes. Then there are martyrs from the Middle East, Africa, the Caribbean, and from Latin America. . . .
"The stories themselves are gruesome. There is no viciousness like the viciousness of those who worship humanly-conceived gods. Like the Roman Catholic inquisitors in the sixteenth century, men in all nations have at one time or another sought to physically torture Christians to make them recant their testimonies. It is said that for every Christian Stalin murdered in Russia, two or more were raised up by God, until Stalin ordered the killing stopped for fear the whole nation would become Christians. Despite the lurid details of the torture, we recommend that everyone read the books that tell of martyrs dying for the cause of God and truth. This goes for children. Before you cry out, remember what they are watching on television, and seeing in movies, yes, and reading in Stephen King books, and others of that kind. Horror stories are best-sellers in our times. Let the children learn what horrible things are being done to Christians merely because they believe and obey God's word, and because of it worship the Lord Jesus Christ. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

Heidebrecht, Paul H., God's Man in the Marketplace: The Story of Herbert J. Taylor, ISBN: 0830817336 9780830817337.
"Telling the story of Herbert J. Taylor, Paul H. Heidebrecht offers an inspiring practical model of how God can use people in the marketplace as well as on the mission field." -- Publisher

Henry, Carl F.H., Confessions of a Theologian: An Autobiography, ISBN: 0849904552 9780849904554.
"Carl Henry has been hailed as one of the great theologians of this century. In this autobiography we see him as a man, growing and learning. A delightful and enlightening look at an important thinker and the things that made him what he is today." -- GCB

Henry, William Wirt, Patrick Henry: Life, Correspondence, Speeches, 3 volumes, ISBN: 0873771656 9780873771658.
William Wirt Henry is the grandson of Patrick Henry and the author of PRESBYTERIANS IN VIRGINIA.

*Hodge, Archibald Alexander (1823-1886), The Life of Charles Hodge, D.D., L.L.D.: Professor in the Theological Seminary, Princeton, N.J., ISBN: 0405002505.
"Traces the life and ministry of the renowned Princeton Seminary theologian. Reprinted from the 1881 edition." -- Cyril J. Barber

Holborn, Hajo, Ulrich Von Hutten and the German Reformation, revised and expanded translation, ISBN: 0313201250 9780313201257.

Hosier, Helen Kooiman, 100 Christian Women who Changed the Twentieth Century, ISBN: 0800757289 9780800757281.
"This book shares the life stories of one hundred women who have made a difference -- women who have literally changed the twentieth century. Their lives are a rich tapestry of experiences and backgrounds, vocations, and nationalities." -- Publisher

Houghton, Frank, Amy Carmichael of Dohnavur: The Story of a Lover and her Beloved, ISBN: 0875080847 9780875080840.
"Amy Carmichael left the British Isles to be a missionary in India. She never came home. Dohnavur became her home and the people of India became her people. Her quiet life of service (for many years an invalid), still shines brightly. I can say that this book about Amy Carmichael changed my life.
"I highly recommend it as well as other books by her and about her." -- Reader's Comment

Houston, Thomas (1803-1882), Life of Rev. John Livingstone. Available in WORKS [of Thomas Houston], DOCTRINAL AND PRACTICAL, volume 4.

*Hughes, Philip E., The Register of the Company of Pastors of Geneva in the Time of Calvin, ISBN: 1592444865 9781592444861.
The last chapter, about Calvin's last meeting with his pastors, is said to be one of the great pieces of Reformation literature.

Hulse, Erroll, Adoniram Judson and the Missionary Call.
"Adoniram Judson (1788-1850) was the first missionary to sail abroad from America in the great mission awakening that developed in the early 19th century. Three principal purposes are designed in this presentation of Judson's life and doctrine. First, there is inspiration for every reader, as Judson exemplifies Christian faith, love, self-discipline, enterprise, perseverance, and godliness. Second, Adoniram Judson set an example of total commitment to inspire missionaries in enduring the inevitable strains peculiar to their calling. Third, there is the reality of the unfinished task of reaching the yet unreached people groups of the world. May Judson's example contribute to thrusting out many new labourers into the harvest fields." -- Publisher
Adoniram Judson and the Missionary Call
https://www.monergism.com/adoniram-judson-and-missionary-call-ebook

Jay, William, George Redford (contributor), John Angell James (contributor), The Autobiography of William Jay, ISBN: 0851511775 9780851511771.

*Johnston, E.A., George Whitefield: A Definitive Biography, 2 volumes, ISBN: 9781901670769 1901670767 9781901670776 1901670775 9781901670783 1901670783.

Johnson, Thomas Cary, and Robert Lewis Dabney, The Life and Letters of Robert Lewis Dabney, ISBN: 0790552868 9780790552866.

Kavanaugh, Patrick, The Spiritual Lives of Great Composers, ISBN: 0310208068 9780310208068.
"With an introduction by Christopher Parkening, this book opens up an area about which most of us know little. A brisk walk through the innermost thoughts of 12 masters of western music (Handel, Bach, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Liszt, Mendelssohn, Wagner, Dvorak, Ives, and Stravinsky)." -- Publisher

Kennedy, D. James (1930-2007), The Secret of Commitment, a sermon (Fort Lauderdale, FL: Coral Ridge Ministries).
"The life of David Livingston has had a greater affect on D. James Kennedy than any other person besides Christ."

Ketcherside, W. Carl, Pilgrimage of Joy: An Autobiography of Carl Ketcherside, ISBN: 0899003915 9780899003917.

Lawton, George, Within the Rock of Ages: The Life and Work of Augustus Montague Toplady, ISBN: 0227678362 9780227678367.
"New and authoritative biography of the writer of the great hymn, Rock of Ages. Toplady was more than a hymn writer. He was a minister, poet and keen participant in contemporary theological debates of his day. The biographer charts Toplady's heated battle with Wesley over the relative merits of Calvinism and Arminianism." -- GCB

Lean, Garth, God's Politician: William Wilberforce's Struggle, ISBN: 0939443031 9780939443031.

Lee, Francis Nigel, John Calvin, True Presbyterian, ISBN: 0949754005 9780949754004.

Livingstone, David, Life and Explorations of David Livingstone: The Great Missionary Explorer in the Interior of Africa: Comprising all his Extensive Travels and Discoveries as Detailed in his Diary, Reports and Letters, and Including his Famous Last Journals; Together With the Explorations of Barth, Baker, Speke, Du Craillu, and Others, and a Full Account of the Herald-Stanley Expedition.

Livingston, David, and H. Waller, The Last Journals of David Livingston in Central Africa From 1865 to his Death, 2 volumes, 1874.

*Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn: The Man and His Books, ISBN: 0851516742.

Lloyd-Jones, Bethan, Memories of Sandfields: 1927-1938, ISBN: 9780851519982 0851519989.
"This book covers the 11 years 1927-1938, which Bethan says were their happiest. These pages by D. Lloyd-Jones' wife are chiefly vivid sketches of some of the events, and of the life of the spiritual family which the church became." -- GCB

*Lorimer, Peter, John Knox and the Church of England: His Work in her Pulpit and his Influence Upon her Liturgy, Articles, and Parties. Alternate Title: JOHN KNOX AND THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND, HIS WORK IN HER PULPIT AND HIS INFLUENCE UPON HER LITURGY, ARTICLES, AND PARTIES. A MONOGRAPH FOUNDED UPON SEVERAL IMPORTANT PAPERS OF KNOX NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
" 'The 'three mighties' in the army of the Reformation, are undoubtedly Luther, Calvin, and Knox. Each of the three has his appropriate place and his peculiar work. Luther cleared the ground; Calvin exhibited the plan of the new edifice; Knox was the workman who erected it.' (Wylie, Tercentenary of the Scottish Reformation, p. 73, this book is listed under 'Cunningham' in this catalogue). Here Lorimer gives us an important look at a major chapter in the life of Christ's Reformation 'workman,' as founded upon several important papers of Knox never before published. Kyle elaborates: 'After the publication of Laing's collection, three smaller Knoxian writings were discovered. In 1875 these tracts were reprinted as part of Peter Lorimer's book JOHN KNOX AND THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. Scholarly criticism has verified Knox's authorship of these articles.' (The Mind of John Knox, p. 14). Lorimer himself says that 'the amount of fresh biographical and historical material supplied by these papers is so very considerable that it appeared to warrant and suggest a rewriting of the English chapter of Knox's life.' Furthermore, he continues, that though Knox is too often thought of only in connection 'with his work and success as the Reformer of Scotland,' it should be remembered that 'a large portion of the best and most energetic part of his life was spent in England, and among Englishmen out of England.' Written as a Monograph to 'make larger and freer use of Knox's own writings, in the way of culling their most personal and characteristic passages,' Lorimer intimates, 'I wished, as much as possible, to let Knox himself be seen and heard in my book.' Kevin Reed, one of the foremost Knox scholars alive today, calls this work 'an excellent account of Knox's ministry in England.' (JOHN KNOX THE FORGOTTEN REFORMER, Presbyterian Heritage Publishing, p. 19). A great supplement to any study of Knox." -- Publisher

Luther, Martin, Martin Luther (50th Anniversary Edition), ISBN: 0780641469 9780780641464. (Format: U.S. and Canada only. This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries.)
Directed by Irving Pichel. Written by Allan Sloane and Lothar Wolff. Staring Niall MacGinnis, Phillip Leaver, David Horne, Annette Carell.
"This films was nominated for two Oscars in 1953, picked by the New York Times as one of the 10 best films of the year, and generally acclaimed by most Christian groups. . . .
"This version [by Gateway Films (610-584-3500)], comes from the original negative material and is by far the finest you will see of this title.
"Though not a restoration of the original film this issue has . . . a number of little 'Extras' that give some insight into present day sites of events in Martin Luther's life, an interesting biography of how the film came to be made, and the special way that it was brought to theaters, as well as bios and photos of the actors and production crew." -- Viewer Comment

MacDonald, Greville, George MacDonald and his Wife, ISBN: 1881084639 9781881084631.
Includes bibliography.

Macewen, Alexander R. (Alexander Robertson, 1851-1916), The Erskines
http://archive.org/details/erskines00mace

*Machen, J. Gresham, The Origin of Paul's Religion: the James Sprunt Lectures Delivered at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia.
"Consists of the James Sprunt Lectures, Union Theological Seminary, Virginia. Surveys the early years of Paul's life, his Jewish environment, religious training, and development of his doctrine. A valuable treatment. Amillennial." -- Cyril J. Barber

Maclachlan, T. Banks, David Livingstone.

MacLeod, A. Donald, W. Stanford Reid: An Evangelical Calvinist in the Academy, ISBN: 0773527702 9780773527706.
"W. Stanford Reid's career affected both university and religious life in Canada during the post-war period. Donald MacLeod traces Reid's career in the university, first at McGill, where Reid was a history professor for twenty-four years as well as dean of residences, and then at the University of Guelph, where he set up a history department, organized a large graduate program, and created a Scottish Studies emphasis.
"MacLeod's in-depth analysis examines how an observant Christian academic, unapologetically Calvinist, openly articulated his faith in a secular environment and helped convince evangelicals to abandon their ghettoizing anti-intellectualism. His discussion of Reid's international networking serves as a reminder of the way in which Canadian evangelicalism was influenced by and in turn influenced the United States, where Reid's influence was appreciable, both as a trustee of Westminster Seminary for thirty-seven years and as editor at large of the nascent Christianity Today. W. STANFORD REID is a poignant, in-depth investigation of the life of a man whose career spanned academia and church." -- Publisher

McGrath, Alister E, A Life of John Calvin: A Study in the Shaping of Western Culture, ISBN: 0631163980 9780631163985.
"Provides an exploration of Calvin's life and influence, his theology and his political thought, and his determining of the course of European history. This book traces Calvin's remarkable impact on the development of modern Western attitudes to work, wealth, civil rights, capitalism and the natural sciences." -- Publisher

*M'Crie, Thomas (1772-1835), Life of John Knox, 1855. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
Life of John Knox: Containing Illustrations of the History of the Reformation in Scotland: with Biographical Notices of the Principal Reformers, and Sketches of the Progress of Literature in Scotland During the Sixteenth Century; and an Appendix, Consisting of Original Papers
http://books.google.com/books?id=oAIFAAAAYAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

*M'Crie (McCrie), Thomas (1772-1835), and Thomas McCrie (1797-1875), The Works of Thomas M'Crie, D.D. (1855), vol. 1 of 4.
McCrie wrote numerous biographies including one of John Knox.
http://archive.org/details/worksofmccrie01mccruoft
McCrie, Thomas The Works of Thomas M'Crie, D.D. (1855), vol. 2 of 4.
http://archive.org/details/worksofmccrie02mccruoft
McCrie, Thomas The Works of Thomas M'Crie, D.D. (1855), vol. 3 of 4.
http://archive.org/details/theworksofmccrie03mccruoft
McCrie, Thomas The Works of Thomas M'Crie, D.D. (1855), vol. 4 of 4.
http://archive.org/details/theworksofmccrie04mccruoft

Mall, Thomas (b. 1629 or 30), A Cloud of VVitnesses, or, The Sufferers Mirrour. Made up of the Swan-like-songs and Other Choice Passages of Several Martyrs and Confessors to the end of the Sixteenth Century, in their treatises, speeches, letters, prayers, &c. in their prisons, or exiles, at the bar or stake &c. / collected out of the ecclesiastical histories of Eusebius, Fox, Fuller, Clark, Petrie, Scotland, and Mr. Samuel Ward's Life of faith in death, &c. and alphabetically disposed by T.M., 1665.

Mansfield, Stephen, Forgotten Founding Father: The Heroic Legacy of George Whitefield, ISBN: 1581821654 9781581821659.
"If you are spiritually dry, and need an uplifting book that is not 600 pages this is it. I was so motivated after reading this, Whitefield is one of my heroes of the faith, a giant along with Luther and Calvin. This may sit on the nightstand forever as a constant reminder of how God uses those who seek him fervently." -- Reader's Comment

Marshall, Catherine, A Man Called Peter, ISBN: 4871876284 9784871876285.
Six of Peter Marshall's best known sermons are reprinted at the end of this biography. "The American Dream" speaks about freedom in America.

*Mather, Cotton (1663-1728), The Great Works of Christ in America (Magnalia Christi Americana), 2 volumes, ISBN: 0851512801 9780851512808 085151281X 9780851512815.
"Almost a Puritan Church history, covering much of the 17th Century in the early colonies. Biographical information and facts not to be found elsewhere. Not chronological, instead built around the people of the time." -- GCB
A carefully documented history of God's work in New England. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Magnalia Christi Americana, Cotton Mather, 1702, Introduction
http://xroads.virginia.edu/~DRBR/cotton2.html

Matthew, Sylvester (1636/7-1708), Reliquiae Baxteriana; or, Mr. Richard Baxter's Narrative of the Most Memorable Passages his Life and Times.

Melville, James (1535-1617), and George Scot (d. 1685), The Memoires of Sir James Melvin of Hal-hill Containing an Impartial Account of the Most Remarkable Affairs of State During the Last Age, not mention by other historians, more particularly relating to the kingdoms of England and Scotland, under the reigns of Queen Elizabeth, Mary Queen of Scots, and King James: in all which transactions the author was personally and publicly concern: now published from the original manuscript / by George Scott, Gent., 1683

Melville, James (1535-1617), and Wodrow Society, The Autobiography and Diary With a Continuation of the Diary.

Metaxas, Eric, Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to end Slavery, 320 pages, ISBN: 0061173886 9780061173882.
"AMAZING GRACE tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament.
"At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833.
"Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong.
"To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film.
"This account of Wilberforce's life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America." -- Publisher

Metaxas, Eric, and Timothy J. Keller (foreword), Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy, ISBN: 9781595551382 1595551387.
"From the New York Times bestselling author of AMAZING GRACE, a groundbreaking biography of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, one of the greatest heroes of the twentieth century, the man who stood up to Hitler.
"A definitive, deeply moving narrative, BONHOEFFER is a story of moral courage in the face of the monstrous evil that was Nazism.
"After discovering the fire of true faith in a Harlem church, Bonhoeffer returned to Germany and became one of the first to speak out against Hitler. As a double-agent, he joined the plot to assassinate the Fuhrer, and was hanged in Flossenberg concentration camp at age 39. Since his death, Bonhoeffer has grown to be one of the most fascinating, complex figures of the 20th Century.
"Bonhoeffer presents a profoundly orthodox Christian theologian whose faith led him to boldly confront the greatest evil of the 20th Century, and uncovers never-before-revealed facts, including the story of his passionate romance.
"Eric Metaxas is the author of AMAZING GRACE, EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GOD (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK), and thirty children's books. He is founder and host of Socrates in the City in New York City, where he lives with his wife and daughter. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Atlantic, Washington Post, and other publications. He has written for VeggieTales and Rabbit Ears Productions, earning three Grammy nominations for Best Children's Recording." -- Publisher
"Shortly after his conversion in 1988, Metaxas read Bonhoeffer's THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP and learned the story of the young man who, 'because of his Christian faith stood up to the Nazis and ultimately gave his life.' From then on, he was determined to tell the story to others. And tell it he has.
"Metaxas takes readers, in 592 pages, through Bonhoeffer's entire life, from his parent's courtship to his memorial service. No corner of the subject's life is left unexplored. Through the author's use of Bonhoeffer's personal letters to family and friends, earlier biographies, interviews with those who knew Bonhoeffer, and other thorough research, readers get a comprehensive and balanced look into one of recent history's greatest theologians.
"Appropriately, Metaxas emphasizes Bonhoeffer's theology and how it played out in his life. In contrast to 'cheap grace,' Bonhoeffer believed that true grace influences all aspects of a Christian's life. Christianity is more than formal religion, and it requires believers to be willing to sacrifice everything to God. Christianity is also more than legalistic morality. Ethics, according to Bonhoeffer, can't be reduced to a set of rules. These beliefs are what led this humble and devout follower of Christ to be involved in a plot to assassinate Hitler.
"How Christianity and assassination plots can be reconciled is hard for many to fathom -- especially those who have lived only in peace and safety. We must consider Bonhoeffer in the context of his life, his country, and the war that he had no choice but to be a part of. Ethics, once so clear, become unclear. Do we lie to the Nazis, or do we give them information that leads to the deaths of innocents? Do we obey our nation's laws, or do we defy them by leading Jews into safety? Do we fight in Hitler's army, or do we refuse, knowing that we will be beheaded and leave our family destitute? These are some of the questions Bonhoeffer faced.
"But readers can sympathize with Bonhoeffer. Metaxas masterfully puts us in his world. We celebrate with him in his family's parlor. We study with him in his illegal seminary. We watch with him as his world unravels. And we see him agonize over decisions, decisions that are not so clear, and decisions that he often had to make without the support of others. . . ." -- Reader's Comment

Middleton, Erasmus, Biographia Evangelica: or, An Historical Account of the Lives and Deaths of the Most Eminent and Evangelical Authors or Preachers, Both British and Foreign, in the Several Denominations of Protestants, From the Beginning of the Reformation, to the Present Time: Wherein Are collected, From Authentic Historians, Their Most Remarkable Actions, Sufferings, and Writings; Exhibiting the Unity of their Faith and Experience in their several Ages, Countries, and Professions; and Illustrating the Power of Divine Grace in their holy Living and Dying. By the Rev. Erasmus Middleton, Lecturer of St. Bennet's, Grace-Church Street; and of St. Helen's, Bishopsgate Street. . . . 4 volumes.

Minor, Charles L.C. (Landon Carter, 1835-1903), Berkeley Minor (1842-1930), and Mary Willis Minor, The Real Lincoln From the Testimony of his Contemporaries, ISBN: 1175991341 9781175991348.
"Enhances the understanding of Abraham Lincoln and his times." -- Lloyd T. Sprinkle

Mohr, Franz, with Edith Schaeffer, My Life With the Great Pianists, ISBN: 0801057108 9780801057106.
"Interesting story of the Chief and Master Concert Technician for Steinway and Sons. Over the years he has worked closely with Horowitz, Van Cliburn, Rubinstein, Gould, Serkin, and many others. Insightful look behind the scenes and at the author's faith. Introduction by Edith Schaeffer." -- GCB

Morris, Henry, The Biblical Basis of Modern Science, ISBN: 0801061784 9780801061783.
Lists "some of the outstanding Bible-believing scientists who founded" various branches of science.

Morris, Henry, Men of Science, Men of God: Great Scientists Who Believe the Bible, revised, ISBN: 0890510806 9780890510803.
"One of the most serious fallacies of modern thought is the widespread notion that genuine scientists cannot believe the Bible. This book dispels that myth." -- GCB

*Murray, Iain, The Forgotten Spurgeon, ISBN: 0851511562 9780851511566.
"This is not a full-scale biography, but it highlights the remarkable career of Spurgeon, with emphasis on the doctrines that molded his life and thought. It is a very readable book, inspiring to greater effort toward living a humble but vigorous Christian life." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

Murray, Iain, J.C. Ryle: Prepared to Stand Alone, ISBN: 9781848716780 1848716788.
"A single-minded Christian communicator of profound biblical, theological and pastoral wisdom, a man and minister of giant personal stature and electric force ('unction' was the old name for it)." -- J.I. Packer
"The life of J.C. Ryle has only to be heard once to be remembered. His 84 years (1816-1900) included remarkable contrasts -- the promise of a fortune, then the poverty of a bankrupt; a Suffolk country pastor, then bishop of the leading seaport of the British Empire. But there was a still greater change -- from the successful youth at Eton and Oxford, who did not pray or read his Bible till he was 21, to become a Christian 'bold as a lion for the truth of God's Word and his Gospel.'
"Although one of the most widely read evangelical authors of the nineteenth century, Ryle's writings lost influence after his death. The world had moved on, as was supposed. Then, fifty years later a 'rediscovery' began. Research on his life was accomplished by able authors, and from a new wealth of material Iain Murray has put together a compelling biography. Ryle believed in definite doctrine, in a message which does not adjust to the times, in revival, and in the living Christ. He knew that all the great turning points of church history have been attended with controversy, and that 'there are times when controversy is not only a duty but a benefit.'
J.C. Ryle's life is convincing evidence that Christianity stands or falls depending on its relation to the word of God and to the Holy Spirit. That he is being read widely again at the present time gives hope of better days." -- Publisher

Murray, Iain, The Letters of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, ISBN: 0851516068 9780851516066.

Murray, Iain H., The Life of Arthur W. Pink, ISBN: 0851513328 9780851513324.
"Pink is recognized as one of the finest Christian writers of the twentieth century.
"One of the few who was to remain a burning witness to historic Christianity. . . . he was virtually unknown in the Christian world at the time of his death in 1952." -- Publisher

Murray, Iain H., The Life of John Murray: Professor of Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1937-1966, ISBN: 085151426X 9780851514260 0851514227 9780851514222.
"Murray's biography (also found in volume 3 of his COLLECTED WRITINGS), has been printed here in paperback form. In his life we see a man consumed with the Lord and His glory. His devotion to study of the Word and the untiring efforts to help others are an example to us all in living the Christian life." -- GCB

Murray, Iain, Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn: The Fight of Faith, 1939-1981, ISBN: 0851515649 9780851515649.
"Murray is able to give his subject's own understanding of what happened. Neither public ministry nor controversy dominate the story." -- GCB

Murray, Iain, Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn: The First Forty Years, 1899-1939, ISBN: 0851513530 9780851513539.
"Definitive biography of a remarkable man of God. Having written biographical works on Kenneth MacRae and Arthur W. Pink, Murray now turns his talents to an inspiring and personal look at one of the finest preachers of our generation. The book covers over 400 pages with over 35 pages of pictures." -- GCB
"Murray collected materials for this book for twenty years. . . . L-J was a stickler for the Scriptures. He was studious in discovering God's message in the Word, and he strictly adhered to the letter of that Word. In a day when reformed (Calvinistic) preachers are despised, and are almost never popular, the Doctor (as he was called), found his auditorium filled whenever he preached. The reviewer was there on a Thursday night, amazed to find the audience contained thousands of young person under 30. And the sermon on Romans was word by word, phrase by phrase expository preaching. There was not a single note of pop oratory -- he might have been thought to be preaching to a house full of Biblical scholars. Yet the message was plain and clear for all to understand.
"L-J was a lover of the Puritan writings. He not only loved to read them, but he followed their example in his expository preaching. He was not afraid to spend years on a single book of the Bible (such as Romans, Ephesians). Yet he was not guilty of excess verbiage, nor was there any repetition. He simply plumbed the depths of the Scriptures, and came up with the rich gems that God has buried there for all of us.
"Murray was L-J's assistant for three years at Westminster Chapel, and having joined him in forming The Banner of Truth Trust in 1957, was associated with him in that work for the rest of his life. Therefore, he is eminently qualified by both writing ability, and by personal knowledge, to write this interesting, informative, and inspiring biography. We heartily recommend it." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

*Murray, John (1898-1975), Collected Writings of John Murray, Professor of Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1937-1966, 4 volumes, ISBN: 0851513379 9780851513379.
Volume 3: Life; Sermons; Reviews, ISBN: 0851513379.
"The first part of this volume contains 150 pages on Murray's life, the second part contains 19 sermons on various passages of Scripture. In the third section there are 28 book reviews." -- GCB

*Neal, Daniel (1678-1743), and Joshua Toulmin, The History of the Puritans, or, Protestant Non-conformists: From the Reformation in 1517, to the Revolution in 1688; Comprising an Account of Their Principles; Their attempts for a farther reformation in the church, their sufferings, and the lives and characters of their most considerable divines, 4 volumes.
"Reprinted from the latest edition and containing critical notes, this outstanding presentation of Protestant nonconformity (from 1517 to 1688), delineates the course of action taken by those dubbed Puritan, describes the seeds of liberty and democracy that they spread and that lie latent in their history and teachings, and presents a vivid picture of the effect of their stand for truth. This is an excellent work and is well deserving of careful study. The benefits of reading these volumes is too great to be tabulated here. We can only hope that a new generation of men and women who are loyal to the Lord and His Word will peruse these pages to their own great profit." -- Cyril J. Barber
The History of the Puritans, or, Protestant Non-conformists . . . (vol. 1 of 4)
https://archive.org/details/historyofp01neal
The History of the Puritans, or, Protestant Non-conformists . . . (vol. 2 of 4)
https://archive.org/details/historyo02neal
The History of the Puritans, or, Protestant Non-conformists . . . (vol. 3 of 4)
https://archive.org/details/historyofpurit03neal
The History of the Puritans, or, Protestant Non-conformists . . . (vol. 4 of 4)
https://archive.org/details/historyofpurit04neal

Newton, John (1725-1807), John Newton.

Newton, John (1725-1807), The Letters of John Newton, ISBN: 0851519512 9780851519517.
"Newton (1725-1807), was a sailor, preacher, and hymn writer. He is, of course, one of the most colorful figures in the Great Evangelical Revival of the 18th Century. You can learn much about a person by reading their letters." -- GCB

Newton, John (1725-1807), Out of the Depths, 2nd edition, ISBN: 0825433193 9780825433191.
"The original and unvarnished account of one of Christianity's most dramatic conversions -- the autobiography of John Newton, the author of 'Amazing Grace.' This is the ultimate, full-length hymn story, as spectacular and compelling today as when it was first written.
"Newton, and at age eleven went to sea with his father, a shipmaster on the Mediterranean. Disregarding his mother's prayer that he enter the ministry, he engaged in the lucrative but brutal African slave trade for a number of years. After his conversion he served in the Church of England as pastor of Olney parish and later of the combined church of St. Mary's in London.
"In addition to the words of 'Amazing Grace,' Newton was a prolific songwriter whose other well-known hymns include 'Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken' and 'How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds'." -- Publisher

Oberman, Heiko A., Luther: Man Between God and the Devil, ISBN: 0300037945 9780300037944.
"Written by one of the world's greatest authorities on Luther, this book portrays the controversial reformer in the context of his own time, analyzing his state of mind, and portraying his world more closely than has been done before." -- GCB

Omartian, Stormie, Stormie: A Story of Forgiveness and Healing, ISBN: 1565078322 9781565078321.
"What a wonderful book to read for anyone who has lived with mental illness or was a member of a family with a parent that suffered from mental illness. It shows how one woman, having grown up in a two-parent household, had an absolutely horrific childhood. Her mother locked her in a closet for hours on end and continually verbally abused her as well. As she reaches adulthood, knowing how to relate to others is tough and causes much anxiety and pain. Through much error and wrong choices during her young adult years, she meets a man who tries to tell her about the love Jesus has for her. Not really understanding what it is all about, Stormie continues down the wrong path until one day she truly opens her heart up to God! Through reading this book, one is able to gain knowledge about people with mental illness as well as learn how to experience the love and forgiveness of God." -- Reader's Comment

Owen, John (1616-1683), A Complete Collection of the Sermons of the Reverend and Learned John Owen, D.D. . . . Also several valuable tracts, now first published from manuscripts: . . . And to the whole are prefix'd Memoirs of his life: some letters written by him upon special occasions: and his funeral sermon, preach'd by Mr. David Clarkson.

Owen, John (1616-1683, anonymous author), The Life of the Reverend and Learned John Owen, D.D. Sometime Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford. To Which are Added, Letters to his Friends. London, 1758.

Packer, J.I., Faithfulness and Holiness: The Witness of J.C. Ryle: An Appreciation by J.I. Packer, ISBN: 1581343582 9781581343588.
"Including the full text of the first edition of Ryle's classic book, HOLINESS."
"Read the first half of the book for a short biography on Ryle. It was a good synopsis of his life." -- Reader's Comment
"As eldest son and heir to a fortune, J.C. Ryle had a hopeful future until the day his father declared bankruptcy. In a single moment, he was stripped of everything -- land, title, wealth, security -- and life as he knew it no longer existed. Ryle was devastated. And yet, had this not happened, Ryle would likely have entered Parliament rather than becoming a clergyman, and he might never have written a single book or tract or sermon, or become one of the most influential evangelical leaders of the 19th Century. What could have broken Ryle beyond despair became the very instrument that led him towards holiness. Here in a single volume are not only J.I. Packer's reflections on the life of John Charles Ryle, but the very words of Ryle himself in a reprint of his classic work, HOLINESS. We see the faith that encouraged him through his difficulties. The hope that gave him a future. The God who blessed Ryle more than he ever imagined possible. And we are encouraged that the very God who worked a miracle in Ryle's life is the same One who works in us, leading us to holiness." -- Publisher

Paisley, Ian R.K., George Whitefield.

Palmer, Benjamin M.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_M._Palmer
The Works of Benjamin Morgan Palmer
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Palmer%2c%20B%2e%20M%2e%20%28Benjamin%20Morgan%29%2c%201818%2d1902

Palmer, B.M., A Discourse Commemorative of the Life, Character, and Genius of the Late Rev. J.H. Thornwell, D.D., LL.D., Professor of Didactic and Polemic Theology in the Theological Seminary at Columbia, S.C.

Palmer, B.M., and James Henley Thornwell, The Life and Letters of James Henley Thornwell. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

*Parker, Thomas H.L., John Calvin: A Biography, ISBN: 0745912192 9780745912196.
"A definitive account of Calvin's life and labors with special attention being paid to Calvin's doctrine, writing, and influence." -- Cyril J. Barber

Paton, John G., and Sinclair B. Ferguson, John G. Paton: Missionary to the New Hebrides, ISBN: 085151667X 9780851516677.
"This is the moving autobiography of the heroic Scot missionary, John G. Paton, who introduced the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the cannibalistic inhabitants of the New Hebrides in the mid-nineteenth century." -- Publisher

Pauck, Wilhelm (editor), Melanchthon and Bucer, ISBN: 0664220193 9780664220198.

Pearce, Joseph, Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile, ISBN: 9781586174965 1586174967.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aleksandr_Solzhenitsyn

Philip, Robert, The Life and Times of George Whitefield, ISBN: 9780851519609 0851519601

Pike, G. Holden, The Life and Work of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, ISBN: 085151622X 9780851516226 0851516203 9780851516202. Alternate title: LIFE OF SPURGEON.
"An insightful and warm biography of the 'last of the Puritans' -- the 'Prince of Preachers'." -- GCB

Pink, Arthur W. (1886-1952), Letters of Arthur W. Pink During the Period 1924-1951, ISBN: 0851512623 9780851512624.
"Personal correspondence has a way of revealing much about a person that can not be picked up in their books. That is the value of these letters." -- GCB

Plumer, William S. (1802-1880), and Andrew P. Peabody, Life of William Plumer.

Pollock, John, Wilberforce, ISBN: 0312879423 9780312879426.
"Today Christians are on the front-lines in the battles against abortion, drugs, and pornography. Sometimes they wonder if they can win. Read the story of one brave Englishman who labored long against slavery in the British Empire and won." -- GCB

Potter, William, Beloved Bride: The Letters of Stonewall Jackson to His Wife, ISBN: 1929241631 9781929241637.
"He called her 'my beloved esposa' because Anna was his dearest love on this earth. Ironically, while the great military exploits of General Stonewall Jackson are studied in military schools the world over and his iron will and stern self-discipline have become legendary, little is said about his remarkable marriage. The real Thomas J. Jackson was a humble Christian and loving husband and father. The tender and instructive letters he wrote to his wife Anna are a model of godly leadership and covenantal faithfulness. From their courtship to their final days together, trace the true story of this remarkable couple through the letters of General Jackson to his bride. Even in the midst of the most arduous military campaigns, Stonewall took the time to send home extensive letters of love and devotion. Through all of this, General Jackson proves himself to be a model example for Christian husbands of the twenty-first century -- especially through his dedication to living for God's glory and trusting in His providential care.
"This special edition book features a foreword by Stephen Lang, the actor who portrays 'Stonewall' Jackson in the film 'Gods and Generals.'
"William Potter currently serves as staff historian for the Vision Forum Ministries Faith and Freedom Tours. He holds a B.A. in American History from Cedarville College and a M.A. in American History from the University of Dayton where he taught military history for a time. He and his wife Leslie reside in Charles City, Virginia. They have home schooled their eight children for twenty years." -- Publisher

Pound, Geoff, F.W. Boreham the Public Theologian: The Interplay of Faith and Life in the Newspaper Editorials of F.W. Boreham 1912-1959. "Dissertation (DTheol.) -- Melbourne College of Divinity, 2003. Edition/Format: Thesis/dissertation: Manuscript."
Ravi Zacharia and Ruth Graham stated that F.W. (Frank) Boreham is a favorite author of theirs.
"While F.W. Boreham (1871-1959), became internationally known through his fifty books of sermons and essays, this thesis studies the 3,000 newspaper editorials that he wrote for the Hobart Mercury and the Melbourne Age between 1912 and 1959. His life story, which began in England, developed in New Zealand and concluded in Australia, is sketched to provide the context that shaped Boreham's editorial writing. The calls for a 'public theology' are explored. The second part of the thesis examines Boreham's editorial style. The third part addressed four major themes: 'Realizing full expression,' 'Reverence for nature,' 'The forward thrust of history' and 'Vision for the ordinary." The unifying theme is stated as 'All the blessings of life.' The final part evaluates Boreham's editorial writing and critiques the interplay of theology with his literary themes." -- Abstract, l. viii.

Prange, Gordon W., with Donald M. Goldstein and Katherine V. Dillon, God's Samurai: Lead Pilot at Pearl Harbor, ISBN: 0080374409 9780080374406.

R.B. The History of the Lives of Those Famous English Divines, That Were Most Zealous in Promoting the Reformation . . . by R.B., London, 1709.

Rainy, Robert, and James Mackenzie, Life of William Cunningham, D.D.: Principal and Professor of Theology and Church History, New College, Edinburgh, 1871. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"Cunningham [1805-1861], was Principal and Professor of Theology and Church History at New College, Edinburgh, during the mid-1800's. His four volume WORKS include the magisterial two volume set HISTORICAL THEOLOGY, DISCUSSIONS ON CHURCH PRINCIPLES and THE REFORMERS AND THE THEOLOGY OF THE REFORMATION. A volume of his SERMONS is also in print. In Iain Murray's introduction to HISTORICAL THEOLOGY he points out that 'in the days of Cunningham and Bannerman, New College, Edinburgh, rose to be the finest theological college in Europe.' Furthermore, concerning Cunningham's work in the General Assembly of 1832, he writes, 'and once more a young man arose to deliver a historic speech. Like Begg he was a newcomer to the Assembly's debates, but his tall figure and mass of curly hair quickly identified him as "Cunningham of Greenock." ' "
"When he sat down two hours later there was no mistaking the feeling of the Moderates. 'That's Andrew come back,' exclaimed one! Others were forced to think of young George Gillespie of the 17th Century, who, having just arrived in London, in riding boots and with whip still in hand, delivered such a speech in the Westminster Assembly that his opponent, the great Selden, declared: 'This young man, by a single speech, has swept away the learning and labour of my life! . . . Those who heard Cunningham's speech that day,' write his biographers, 'speak of it with wonder to this day. Such power, wealth, and precision of language they had never heard. . . . In his first six years at Edinburgh he read and carefully classified 530 distinct volumes, not to mention pamphlets or magazines.' Cunningham's works are still much sought after today." -- Publisher

*Reid, James, Memoirs of the Westminster Divines, ISBN: 0851513573 9780851513577.
"As far as I am able to judge, the Christian world, since the days of the apostles, had never a synod of more excellent divines than this." -- Richard Baxter
"The Assembly was called into being by the English Parliament, and convened on July 1, 1643. The result of their deliberations was a CONFESSION OF FAITH and the famous Shorter Catechism. The synod met over a period of several years and comprised the finest church historians, Hebraists, Greek scholars, theologians, and pastors of their time. This book records their activities. It is a fine work and should be read for its intrinsic worth." -- Cyril J. Barber
"First published in 1811, this authoritative work of 756 pages contains biographical sketches of 106 who worked on the historic Westminster Confession of Faith (1646)." -- GCB
Reid, James, Memoirs of the Lives and Writings of Those Eminent Divines who Convened in the Famous Assembly at Westminister, in the Seventeenth Century (1811), vol. 1 of 2.
http://archive.org/details/memoirsofliveswr01reid
Reid, James, Memoirs of the Lives and Writings of Those Eminent Divines who Convened in the Famous Assembly at Westminister, in the Seventeenth Century (1811), vol. 2 of 2.
http://archive.org/details/memoirsoflivesw02reid
Westminster Shorter Catechism Project
"Click on any of the individual questions below to get the answer and Biblical references, as well as links to works by John Flavel, Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, James Fisher, and John Whitecross, and others."
http://www.shortercatechism.com/
Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html

*Reid, W. Stanford, Trumpeter of God: A Biography of John Knox, 372 pages, ISBN: 0801077087 9780801077081.
Knox laid the foundation for Presbyterianism and the Covenanted Reformation.

*Richardson, Donald, Eternity in Their Hearts, ISBN: 0830707395 9780830707393.
"Twenty-four exciting stories of how God has prepared people for the Word of the Gospel long before it came to them. Truly God is sovereign and accomplishes His purposes in His own good time. Now available only in paperback." -- GCB

Robbins, John W. (1949-2008), Personal Recollections of Gordon H. Clark, ISBN: 0940931273 9780940931275.
"The title is descriptive, for the book consists of the recollections of some 22 persons who knew Clark. Among these who recall Clark with admiration and love are Carl F.H. Henry, Edmund Clowney, Harold Lindsell, Ronald Nash, John Sanderson, and Ruth Bell Graham. Also for more detailed information, there are recollections from Clark's two daughters, and his sons-in-laws." -- Jay P. Green Sr.

Robertson, Edwin, Wycliffe: Morning Star of the Reformation, ISBN: 0551011424 9780551011427.
"This short book (125 pages), was written to commemorate and celebrate this famous Bible translator's place in our Christian heritage. Wycliffe was a man burdened for a Gospel for all people and a vision of God's grace being freely available to all." -- GCB

Robertson, James, Stonewall Jackson: The Man, the Soldier, the Legend, ISBN: 0028646851 9780028646855.
"Robertson (JACKSON AND LEE, Rutledge Hill, 1995), has put together an exhaustive account of the life of Stonewall Jackson from his early years as an orphan until his death after being accidentally shot by his own troops. Robertson describes Jackson as 'a man of arms surrounded by the tenets of faith,' and so he was. He was a devout, reticent man who surrendered himself to the will of God. Even the deaths of his first wife and his children and his own agonizingly slow death didn't shake his faith. Yet he was also a great military strategist and stern disciplinarian who inspired great loyalty in his troops. Lee considered him his best general and was shaken by his death. Extensively researched and well written, this compares well with Byron Farwell's masterly STONEWALL: A BIOGRAPHY (LJ 9/1/92). Recommended for Civil War and American history collections." -- Library Journal
"Stonewall Jackson had the most Christian command of anyone in the civil war. He hand picked his commanders, many of whom were either ministers themselves or were ministers' sons. 'Rejoice in that day when they cast out your name as evil,' Christ foretold. I don't think there was ever a more Christ-led soldier that has EVER lived on the face of this earth. Everything Jackson did was accepted by him as God's will. God's will was sought through daily prayer. Thomas Jonathan Jackson's life was a testimony to His great God. He was unassuming in character and dress. He never became arrogant, nor basked in any of his accomplishments, he was simply doing God's will. Anyone would have mistaken Jackson as a simple farmer by his bearing as Robertson reveals from soldiers' written descriptions of him. (What a hothead he was in combat though with all that artillery knowledge inside that Scots-Irish noggin). Who in their last hours would talk about the Amalekites in the Bible and talk about how soldiers ought to observe the sabbath!" -- Reader's Comment

Robinson, Hastings (editor), The Zurich Letters, or the Correspondence of Several English Bishops and Others, With Some of the Helvetian Reformers, During the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, 1846, 592 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"Taken chiefly from the Archives of Zurich, these letters have been translated from authenticated copies of the autographs for the Parker Society. The Parker Society was 'instituted for the publication of the works of the fathers and early writers of the Reformed English Church.' The editor notes that he 'refrains from any remarks upon the various topics treated in these letters; it being his desire, and the object of the Society, that the respective writers should speak for themselves.' Notes are added, however, 'for the purpose of throwing additional light upon the facts and circumstances recorded in the correspondence.' Calvin, Beza, Bullinger, Martyr, Farell, Zanchius, Coverdale, Queen Elizabeth and a host of others either penned or received these letters. Contains an extensive index and table of contents." -- Publisher

Rumburg, H. Rondel, John Pelham of Alabama: The Gallant Chief of J.E.B. Stuart's Horse Artillery, ISBN: 0963973045 9780963973047.

*Schuettinger, Robert, Lord Acton: Historian of Liberty, ISBN: 0875482945 9780875482941.
Includes appendix, bibliography, and index.

Sharp, L.W. (editor), Early Letters of Robert Wodrow 1698-1709.

*Shepard, Thomas (1605-1649), and Jonathan Mitchel (1624-1668), Subjection to Christ in all his Ordinances and Appointments the Best Means to Preserve our Liberty: Together with a treatise of ineffectual hearing the Word, how we may know whether we have heard the same effectually, and by what means it may become effectual unto us: with some remarkable passages of his life / by Tho. Shephard . . . now published by Mr. Jonathan Michel . . . Running title: A WHOLESOME CAVEAT FOR A TIME OF LIBERTY. "To the reader" signed: William Greenhill [and] Samuel Mather. "To the Christian reader" signed: Edm. Calamy, 1654.

Silverman, Kenneth, The Life and Times of Cotton Mather, ISBN: 1566492068 9781566492065.
"Kenneth Silverman's THE LIFE AND TIMES OF COTTON MATHER is quite simply a stunning work of early colonial history and biography; he delves deeply into age-old diaries, hymnals, political documentation, to a whole pool of sources, and he makes them come to vivid life by his crisp and tight writing style. He brings a bygone era and all its conceivable joys, sufferings and anger to the forefront, illustrating with scholarly and literary certitude that the problems of our times have not differed in any extremity to previous generations. The evolution just becomes more pronounced. In THE LIFE AND TIMES OF COTTON MATHER, readers will be exposed to wharves, perriwigs, flickering candles and towering Congregational steeples that loom over a fledging city trying to form its own identity, history and truth. The book is a resounding achievement." -- Reader's Comment

*Singer, C. Gregg (1910-1999), John Calvin: His Roots and Fruits, 78 pages.
"What then is the role of the state in economic matters? Is it to stand idly by and take no steps or initiate no policies to defend the poor? The state, in the economic realm, is under a mandate to enforce the moral law and to punish those who break it for the sake of economic gain. It may prevent monopolitstic and other business practices which are contrary to the Biblical ethic, as well as stealing and other forms of dishonesty and may pass laws for this purpose. It is certain that Calvin would support more statutes of this kind than some advocates of free enterprise would tolerate today. In general, however, Calvin agreed that the state had no right to undertake schemes of redistributing wealth in order to achieve economic equality. The legislative taking of wealth under the guise of legality is no less stealing than if it is done by robbers and thieves. Such schemes, rather than being an application of Christian principles, are actually a form of human rebellion against the will of God for the right ordering of society." -- C. Gregg Singer in "Calvinism and Economic Thought and Practice.
"Notes: Appeared in volume II of THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHRISTIANITY . . . and was later printed by Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing Company . . . , 1967, for their Philosophical and historical studies series."
Contents: The author; Preface; I The patristic foundations of calvinism; II Calvinism: the summit of reformation theology; III The later history of calvinism; IV Influence of calvinism on western history and culture; V Calvinism and economic thought and practice; VI Calvinism and Philosophy; VII Calvinism and education; VIII Calvinism and social thought and practice; Bibliography.

Skoglund, Elizabeth R., Amma: The Life and Words of Amy Carmichael, ISBN: 0801083834 9780801083839.
"The books and poems of Amy Carmichael have been a great inspiration to me through the years. . . . However, I never fully appreciated the person behind these profound and incisive thoughts until I read Elizabeth Skoglunds remarkable book AMMA: THE LIFE AND WORDS OF AMY CARMICHAEL. The author, an outstanding counselor and distinguished writer, presses her own sensitive and responsive heart next to Amys, and the result is a book dealing with the crucial issues of life today. You will meet the real Amy Carmichael and her words will give you courage and strength in suffering, pain, discouragement, spiritual burn-out, and most important of all, in how to maintain a vital trust relationship with the Lord as you live and work for Him by His power. This book will move you deeply. You will keep it close at hand and reread it often. Its crammed full of authentic hope, true comfort, and powerful inspiration." -- Reader's Comment

Smith, Henry (1550-1600), and Thomas Fuller (1608-1661), The Works of Henry Smith: Including Sermons, Treatises, Prayers, and Poems: With Life of the Author, 2 volumes.

Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Susannah Spurgeon, and Joseph Harrald, C.H. Spurgeon Autobiography, 2 volumes, ISBN: 0851510760 9780851510767 0851511821 9780851511825.
Volume 1: THE EARLY YEARS.
Volume 2: THE FULL HARVEST, 1860-1892
"This long-awaited companion volume to THE EARTH YEARS (1962) will stimulate, encourage, and edify those presently engaged in a pastoral ministry and challenge those who are preparing for it. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Stalker, James, John Knox: His Ideas and Ideals. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
"Published the year before the Quatercentenary 'of the birth of the greatest of Scotsmen,' as Stalker calls Knox, this is an easy-reading look at this great Reformer. Expressing great gratitude for David Laing's 'immortal labours' in editing Knox's Works, and humbly directing the reader to these six volumes 'if he desires to see Knox face to face,' Stalker summarizes his intent, stating, 'I do not pretend to have given a complete collection of Knox's good things; but at least I have creamed them and furnished enough to familiarize the reader not only with his ideas but with the remarkable phraseology in which these were expressed; and my hope is that the following pages may help to make it true that he, being dead, yet speaketh.' For the bibliophiles this item contains a nice chapter summarizing Knox's books and letters." -- Publisher

Staughton, S., A Selection of Remarkable Events in the Lives of the Primitive Fathers, Eminent Reformers, and Martyrs, in the Christian Church, Coventry, 1791.

Steer, Roger, Hudson Taylor: Lesson in Discipleship.

Steer, Roger, J. Hudson Taylor: A man in Christ, ISBN: 9971972867 9789971972868 9971972875 9789971972875.

Taylor, Howard (1862-1946), Hudson Taylor [1832-1905] and the China Inland Mission: The Growth of a Work of God.
Hudson Taylor and the China Inland Mission: The Growth of a Work of God (1918)
http://archive.org/details/hudsontaylorchin00tayl

Taylor, Howard (1862-1946), Mary Geraldine Guinness Taylor, and D.E. Hoste, Hudson Taylor in Early Years: The Growth of a Soul, 511 pages, ISBN: 9971972638 9789971972639 9971972646 9789971972646. A Christian classic.
Hudson Taylor in Early Years: The Growth of a Soul (1923)
http://archive.org/details/hudsontaylorinea00tayluoft

Toon, Peter, God's Statesman: The Life and Work of John Owen, ISBN: 0853641331 9780853641339.
"A brilliant biography of one of the important political and ecclesiastical figures of the Puritan era." -- Cyril J. Barber

Toplady, Augustus (1740-1778), A Memoir of Some Principal Circumstances in the Life and Death of the Reverend and Learned Augustus Montague Toplady . . . to which are added, written by himself, The dying believer's address to his soul, and his own last will and testament. The second edition.

Tucker, Ruth A., and Walter Liefeld, Daughters of the Church: Women and Ministry From New Testament Times to the Present, ISBN: 0310457416 9780310457411.
"Rich in historical events and colorfully written, this fascinating account of women in the church spans nearly two thousand years of church history. It tells of events and aspirations, determination and disappointment, patience and achievement that mark the history of daughters of the church from the time of Jesus to the present. The authors have endeavored to present an objective story. The very fact that readers may find themselves surprised now and again by the prominent role of women in certain events and movements proves an inequality that historical narrative has often been guilty of. This is a book about women. It is a setting straight off the record -- a restoring of balance to history that has repeatedly played down the significance of the contributions of women to the theology, the witness, the movements, and the growth of the church. An exegetical study of relevant Scripture passages offers stimulating thought for discussion and for serious reevaluation of historical givens. This volume is enriched by pictures, appendixes, bibliography, and indexes. Like many of the women whose stories it tells, this book has a subdued strength that should not be underestimated." -- Publisher

Tyerman, Luke, Life of the Reverend George Whitefield, 2 volumes, ISBN: 0964755203 9780964755208 0964755211 9780964755215 0964755203.
Tyerman was also a biographer of John Wesley.
George Whitefield, Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Whitefield

Ussher, James, and Don Kistler, The Puritan Pulpit: The Irish Puritans, ISBN: 1567690742 9781567690743.

Vandenberg, Frank, Abraham Kuyper, 1837-1920, ISBN: 0888150156 9780888150158.
"This book is not fine literature, not nearly worthy of such a great Christian as Abraham Kuyper. Still, it is worth reading just for the lift in your spirit that it will bring when you see how the man was blessed. It might be added that his predictions regarding how the Gospel would be spread after his death have been amazingly accurate." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
H. Henry Meeter is the leading American exponent of Abraham Kuyper's life and world view.

*Varghese, Roy Abraham (editor), The Intellectuals Speak out About God: A Handbook for the Christian Student in a Secular Society, ISBN: 0895268272 9780895268273.
"This book reaffirms the need for character, personal integrity, spiritual depth, and moral standards that are essential if education is to remain viable . . . The essays that make up this book are stimulating, and it is a work that can be heartily recommended." -- Cyril J. Barber

Vision Video, The Better Hour: The Legacy of William Wilberforce, DVD (Vision Video, March 18, 2008), ISBN: 0793694124 9780793694129, 60 minutes.
A new documentary about William Wilberforce, subject of the film "Amazing Grace."
" 'The Better Hour' is the story of a man who, inspired by faith, used his political and social influence to change the world for the better. At the beginning of the 19th century, almost a third of the British economy depended on the trade of human beings. William Wilberforce was determined to end this horrific practice, by persuading both Parliament and British society to abolish slavery in the British Empire.
"Once, everyone knew the name William Wilberforce. Frederick Douglas said, 'Let no man forget the name of William Wilberforce.' A quarter century after Wilberforce's death, Abraham Lincoln said, 'Every school boy knows the name of William Wilberforce.' Yet 'few Americans today understand why, or even know Wilberforce's name,' explains 'The Better Hour' executive producer Cullen Schippe.
"Shot in high definition, 'The Better Hour: The Legacy Of William Wilberforce' is an engaging documentary, rich with content and commentary, that can inspire people with the remarkable story of William Wilberforce. He used his position as a British parliamentarian to launch 69 organizations for the betterment of society and end the trans-Atlantic slave trade -- a business that was key to the country's economic strength.
"The film focuses on a politician who, over time, developed strength of character in the service of high and seemingly unattainable goals. This film highlights William Wilberforce's drive and love for humanity and reveals how he and his colleagues worked tirelessly to end the slave trade, even as it represented a large portion of the British economy. In Wilberforce, we see character and a sense of justice for all join together to bring into the world what the English poet William Cowper described as 'the better hour'." -- Publisher

Vision Video, Rees, Roger, Ben Steed, Tony Tew, God's Outlaw: The Story of William Tyndale, DVD.

Walden Media, Amazing Grace, DVD (Walden Media, November 13, 2007), 111 minutes.
"Every song has its story. Every generation has its hero.
"Amazing Grace, based on the life of antislavery pioneer William Wilberforce, is directed by Michael Apted (The World is Not Enough, Coal Miner's Daughter), from an original screenplay written by Academy Award nominee Steven Knight (Dirty Pretty Things).
"Ioan Gruffudd plays Wilberforce, who, as a Member of Parliament, navigated the world of 18th Century backroom politics to end the slave trade in the British Empire. Albert Finney plays John Newton, a confidante of Wilberforce who inspires him to pursue a life of service to humanity. Benedict Cumberbatch is William Pitt the Younger, England's youngest ever Prime Minister at the age of 24, who encourages his friend Wilberforce to take up the fight to outlaw slavery and supports him in his struggles in Parliament.
"Elected to the House of Commons at the age of 21, and on his way to a successful political career, Wilberforce, over the course of two decades, took on the English establishment and persuaded those in power to end the inhumane trade of slavery.
"Romola Garai plays Barbara Spooner, a beautiful and headstrong young woman who shares Wilberforce's passion for reform, and who becomes his wife after a whirlwind courtship. Youssou N'Dour is Olaudah Equiano. Born in Africa and sent as a slave to the Colonies, Equiano bought his freedom and made his home in London, where he wrote a best-selling account of his life and became a leading figure in the fight to end the slavery of his fellow countrymen.
"Special Features: | Audio commentary with Director Michael Apted and Ioan Gruffudd | How Sweet the Sound: The Story of Amazing Grace -- this half-hour documentary provides an in-depth look at the making of the film and the story's relevance to today | Finding Freedom featurette -- A tour of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center providing factual information about modern-day slavery practices. | Interactive Discussion Tools and Study Guides -- The discussion guides provide thought-provoking questions that can be printed out for use in classrooms or bible study groups. | Music video of Grammy Nominee Chris Tomlin's version of Amazing Grace.
"Read our exclusive interview with Producer Bob Beltz." -- Publisher

Walker, Patrick, Some Remarkable Passages in the Life and Death of That Singular Exemplary Holy in Life, Zealous and Faithful Unto the Death, Mr. Daniel Cargill . . . And With him Mr. Walter Smith, Mr. James Boig, William Cuthil, and William Thomson . . . Edinburgh, 1732.

Walker, Patrick, and David Hay Fleming, Six Saints of the Covenant: Peden, Semple, Welwood, Cameron, Cargill, Smith, 2 volumes, ISBN: 0790572621 9780790572628. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"Covers the lives of Peden, Semple, Welwood, Cameron, Cargill and Smith. These two volumes are edited with illustrative documents, introduction, notes, and a glossary by David Hay Fleming. Walker's advantage in writing of these men, as Hay Fleming points out, can be seen in 'that he lived in the times of which he wrote, that he personally knew many of the Covenanters and martyrs of whom he wrote, and that he was himself a shrewd observer and was endowed with a tenacious memory.' Walker himself had endured imprisonment and torture for the Covenanted cause of Christ and Burton writes that his 'unadorned descriptions of suffering and heroism convey a lesson to the heart which no genius or learning could strengthen,' indexed." -- Publisher
Six Saints of the Covenant: Peden, Semple, Welwood, Cameron, Cargill, Smith, vol. 1 of 2
https://archive.org/details/sixsaintscovena00walkgoog
Six Saints of the Covenant: Peden, Semple, Welwood, Cameron, Cargill, Smith, vol. 2 of 2
https://archive.org/details/sixsaintscovena02walkgoog

Wells, William V., The Life and Public Services of Samuel Adams, 3 volumes, ISBN: 0836950321 9780836950328.

Wheatley, James, The Lives, Tryals, and Sufferings, of the Holy Apostles, Primitive Fathers and Martyrs, who Have . . . Suffered for the Faith and Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. By James Wheatley, Bristol, 1751.

Whitefield, George (1714-1770), George Whitefield's Journals, ISBN: 0851511473 9780851511474.
George Whitefield's Journals Project -- to publish a complete edition of Whitefield's Journals
http://www.quintapress.com/whitefieldjournals.html

*Whitefield, George (1714-1770), George Whitefield's Letters: A Facsimile of Whitefield's Works, Volume 1, 1771, With Supplements (Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust), ISBN: 0851512399 9780851512396.
"Contains the original work plus 34 letters omitted from the 1771 edition plus explanatory notes by S.M. Houghton." -- GCB

*Whyte, Alexander, Whyte's Bible Characters, 2 volumes.

Wilder-Smith, A.E., and Beate Wilder Smith, Fulfilled Journey: The Wilder-Smith Memoirs, ISBN: 0936728752 9780936728759.

Wileman, William, John Calvin: His Life, his Teaching, and his Influence.
Both juvenile and adult reading. Available in THE COMPLETE JOHN CALVIN COLLECTION offered by Ages Software (now defunct).
"The following pages contain an attempt to set forth in a readable and attractive form the principal features of a great life.
"While thus recording facts, the aim of the writer has been to give an honest and impartial view of those living truths of God that are commonly associated with the name of Calvin.
"He has also kept in view a desire to write what should be worthy of the attention of our young people, who are warmly invited to read what God did in days of old. -- Preface

Willard, Joseph, Memoir of Rev. Samuel Willard, M.A., Vice-President of Harvard University.

Wilson, Howard McKnight, The Tinkling Spring: Headwater of Freedom. A Study of the Church and her People, 1732-1952,

Woodbridge, John (editor) Great Leaders of the Christian Church, ISBN: 0802490514 9780802490513.

Woods, David Walker, John Witherspoon, ISBN: 9781432672799 1432672797.
"A republic once equally poised must either preserve its virtue or lose its liberty. . . . He is the best friend of American liberty who is most sincere and active in promoting pure and undefiled religion." -- John Witherspoon
"John Witherspoon, a Presbyterian minister and president of what is now Princeton University, was the only pastor to sign the Declaration of Independence." -- Francis Schaeffer

Wook, Douglas, C., The Evangelical Doctor: John Wycliffe and the Lollards, ISBN: 0852341881 9780852341889.
"Wycliffe was the man that God raised up to pave the way for the English Reformation. He completed the first ever English translation of the Bible. He fought against ignorance, superstition, priestcraft, and immorality. An inspiring biographical portrait." -- GCB

Zacharias, Ravi K., and Scott Sawyer, Walking From East to West: God in the Shadows, ISBN: 0310259150 9780310259152.
"Born in India in 1946, Ravi's life was filled with uncertainty and lack of purpose. Today he travels around the world speaking to governments, Ivy League universities, and on the radio. His message is that of certainty and hope in Christ. Firmly believing that the Christian faith is grounded in absolute truth, he has written/co-written over twenty books as he shares through philosophy, apologetics, and theology. How did he make this transformation? WALKING FROM EAST TO WEST; GOD IN THE SHADOWS is his story. He writes of his family background, what it meant to be Indian, how he ended up in Canada, met the woman who became his wife and mother of their three children, and how God brought him into ministry." -- Publisher

See also: Biography of covenanters, Biography of Bible characters, Correspondence containing biblical counsel, Background and history of the covenanted reformation, Local church history, The history of martyrs, Case studies, Testimonies, Christian fiction, and so forth, and so on.

Related WebLinks

Jacques Ellul (1912-1994)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jacques_Ellul

Hubert Languet (1518-1581)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubert_Languet

The Life of John Owen by Andrew Thomson, by Andrew Thomson
http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/ipb-e/epl-owbiog.html

The Life and Ministry of Richard Baxter, Lynell Friesen
http://reformedperspectives.org/newfiles/lyn_friesen/CH.Friesen.Baxter.1.pdf

Memoirs of the Puritans, John Preston, The Life and Death of Mr. John Preston.
http://www.apuritansmind.com/MemoirsPuritans/MemoirsPuritansJohnPreston.htm

Philippe Duplessis-Mornay (1549-1623)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippe_de_Mornay

Benjamin M. Palmer
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_M._Palmer
The Works of Benjamin Morgan Palmer
http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/lookupname?key=Palmer%2c%20B%2e%20M%2e%20%28Benjamin%20Morgan%29%2c%201818%2d1902

WorldCat.org Subject Listing for "su:Christian Women Biography"
http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3AChristian+women+Biography.&qt=hot_subject



Biography of Bible Characters

*Blaikie, William G., David, King of Israel: The Divine Plan and Lessons of His Life, ISBN: 086524054X 9780865240544.
"Dr. Blaikie is a good writer. His 'Life of David' has supplied a great lack." -- C.H. Spurgeon
"Extremely rare, these brief chapters can be read with profit by laypeople. Recommended." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Blaikie, William G., Heroes of Israel, ISBN: 021748378X 9780217483780.
"Limited to a discussion of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, and Moses. A helpful aid when preaching on Bible characters." -- Cyril J. Barber

Candlish, Robert S., Scripture Characters.

*Conybeare, William J., and John Saul Howson, The Life and Epistles of Paul, ISBN: 080288086X 9780802880864.
"Excellent background material on the life of the Apostle Paul, coupled with a valiant attempt to fit the events of the book of Acts and the epistles into a chronological framework. First published more than a century ago (1852), but still worth consulting." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Cox, Samuel, The Private Letters of St. Paul and St. John.
"Such exposition as this adds interest to the epistles [to Philemon, and of John II and III], [2 John and 3 John], and makes their writers live again before our eyes." -- C.H. Spurgeon

Cunningham, William (1805-1861), John Calvin. Available in THE REFORMERS AND THE THEOLOGY OF THE REFORMATION. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #17.
"As Cunningham states, 'John Calvin was by far the greatest of the Reformers with respect to the talents he possessed, the influence he exerted, and the services he rendered in the establishment and diffusion of important truth.' Here we have a succinct account of Calvin's works and the leading principles that he maintained. Calvin is without a doubt one of the great men in all of human history, and as he often pointed out, he owed everything to the Lord Jesus Christ -- all his talents, all his influence, his very salvation, etc. -- for that is the nature of 'Calvinism,' giving God all the glory!" -- Publisher

Cunningham, William (1805-1861), James Buchanan, and James Bannerman, The Reformers and the Theology of the Reformation

*Edersheim, Alfred, The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah. A Christian classic.
"The most important general work on the life of Christ in our language." -- Wilbur M. Smith
"From his prodigious study he produced an unrivaled picture of the life of Christ and of the whole Jewish background -- not merely of the archaeological details, but of the essential characteristics of Jewish thought and feeling. It is today the most extensively used life of Christ in the English language." -- Publisher
The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, by Alfred Edersheim
http://www.ccel.org/e/edersheim/lifetimes/

Fairbairn, Patrick (1805-1874), Jonah: His Life, Character, and Mission Viewed in Connexion With the Prophet's own Times and Future Manifestations of God's Mind and Will in Prophecy, ISBN: 0837098629 9780837098623. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

*Farrar, F.W., The Life and Work of St. Paul, 2 volumes, ISBN: 0865240558 9780865240551.
"Long out of print, these volumes constitute a priceless asset to the preacher who possesses and uses them aright. Includes valuable excursions on special topics ranging from the 'man of sin' to traditional accounts of Paul's personal appearance." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Gloag, Paton, J., The Life of St. John.
"A brief resume of material enlarged upon in the writer's INTRODUCTION TO THE JOHANNINE WRITINGS." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Hamilton, James, Moses, the Man of God, ISBN: 0865241708 9780865241701.
"Highly recommended by C.H., Spurgeon in COMMENTING AND COMMENTARIES, this work deserves a place on the bookshelf of every pastor." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Harris, James Rendel, The Twelve Apostles.
"A scholarly study of the identity of the Apostles of Christ." -- Cyril J. Barber

Kaynor, Keith, When God Chooses: The Life of David, ISBN: 0872271269 9780872271265.

*Kirk, Thomas, The Life of Joseph, ISBN: 0865241937 9780865241930.
"Of utmost value for the pastor who preaches on Bible characters." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Kirk, Thomas, Samson: His Life and Work.
"Six moving messages based upon Judges 13-16. Well reasoned, deeply devotional, and true to the Scriptures." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Kirk, Thomas, Saul: The First King of Israel.
"Postmortem of a king. Devotional and perceptive -- Cyril J. Barber

*Kirk, Thomas, Solomon: His Life and Works.

*Krummacher, Fredrick W., and M.G. Easton (translator), David: The King of Israel, ISBN: 0865241422 9780865241428.
"Presents the life of David from his obscure roots in a village in Judah to his leadership as Israel's King. While the book makes no pretense at originality, preachers will find it permeated with rich homiletic ideas." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Kuyper, Abraham, Women of the New Testament: 30 Devotional Messages for Women's Groups, ISBN: 0310367514.
"There are thirty devotional messages, each one on a different woman mentioned in the Scriptures. Kuyper was first a theologian, and then prime minister of Holland, and with this broad experience in both Biblical lore, and in the world of people, he brings inspiring messages for the women of our day. They could be used for personal devotions, or for group study. It is an enduring book worth the price." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

*Kuyper, Abraham, Women of the Old Testament, ISBN: 0310367611 9780310367611.
"Fifty character studies with study questions." -- Publisher

*La Sor, William Sanford, Great Personalities of the Bible, ISBN: 1565633016 9781565633018.
"Formerly published in two volumes. Eighteen studies from each testament survey the background of the personalities, assess their strengths and weaknesses, and draw lessons for life today from their experiences." -- Cyril J. Barber

Lawson, George, and Henry Belfrage, Discourses on the History of David and on the Introduction of Christianity Into Britain.

*Lawson, George, Lectures on the History of Joseph.

*Macartney, Clarence E.N., Of Them He Chose Twelve, ISBN: 0825432707.
"Indispensable studies of the Apostles." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Macartney, Clarence E.N., Trials of Great men of the Bible, ISBN: 1430474920.
"Covers material from Job to Paul. Shows the place and purpose of trials in the development of Christian character." -- Cyril J. Barber

Martin, Hugh (editor, 1822-1885), Christian Social Reformers of the Nineteenth Century, ISBN: 0836915267 9780836915266.

Martin, Hugh (1822-1885), Simon Peter, ISBN: 0851514278.
"Martin (1822-1885), first presented this material in 1869. While telling us about Peter we also learn about the various phases of Christian faith and life." -- GCB

*Meyer, F.B., Great men of the Bible, ISBN: 0720823846 9780720823844.
"When you study Bible characters, you begin to see how God works in people to will and to act according to his good purpose --despite their flaws, failures, and flops! Meyer's classic study examines the lives of a dozen great men from the Old and New Testaments: Abraham, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Joshua, Samuel, David, Elijah, Jeremiah, John the Baptist, Peter, and Paul. Excellent reading for preachers and laypeople!" -- CBD

*Pink, Arthur W. (1886-1952), Life of David, 2 volumes, ISBN: 0801070619.
"It is by far the most and the best you can find on this section of the Bible. The many facets of David's devotion and service, his sad lapse, and his recovery all handled reverently and with great respect by Pink. The sweet singer of Israel will loom larger in your mind once you have digested these pages. Pink was never better, nor sweeter." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
"Shepherd, soldier, musician, king, adulterer, father -- David was most of all a man after God's own heart. Pink's unusual combination of biography, commentary, and devotional studies gives you an intimate view of David's many sides. Each of Pink's 145 chapters is short and to the point, so you can easily gather excellent material for a lesson, sermon, or simply your own personal study. . . ." -- CBD

*Pink, Arthur W. (1886-1952), The Life of Elijah, ISBN: 9781787200456 1787200450.
"This is the third of Pink's excellent Scripture biographies. It is a verse-by-verse exposition of 2 Kings 10-13. He rescues Elisha from the historical heap, and makes him stand out as a prophet worthy of the utmost praise, one who bore the mantle of Elijah with much distinction." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

*Seeking, Herbert S., The Men of the Pauline Circle.
"Deals first with the distinguished members of Paul's company, then those who were obscure, thirdly with the officials whom he contacted during his ministry, and lastly with the unrecorded. A suggestive work." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Taylor, William M., Joseph the Prime Minister, ISBN: 1898787247 9781898787242.
"Dynamic and inspiring messages by a former Lyman Beecher lecturer at Yale and L.P. Stone lecturer at Princeton. Originally published in 1886." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Taylor, William M., Paul the Missionary, ISBN: 1150469889 9781150469886.
"Popular messages that deserve serious study. Reprinted from the 1909 edition." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Taylor, William M., Peter the Apostle, ISBN: 1176433954 9781176433953.
"An excellent biographical study." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Thomas, William Henry Griffith, The Apostle Peter: Outline Studies in his Life, Character and Writings, ISBN: 0825438233 9780825438233.
"Drawing heavily upon Peter's natural characteristics, the writer shows how these were transformed by the Holy Spirit. A timely, devotional study." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Whyte, Alexander, Bible Characters From the new Testament, 2 volumes.

*Whyte, Alexander, Bible Characters From the old and new Testament, ISBN: 0825439817 9780825439810 0825439809 9780825439803.
"For the study of Bible biographies you should secure a marvelous series by Alexander Whyte, one of the greatest preachers in the world of a generation ago, simply called BIBLE CHARACTERS. No one has analyzed these characters so vividly and penetratingly as Whyte. Every page is edifying and suggestive." -- Wilbur M. Smith

Vander Velde, Frances, Women of the Bible, ISBN: 0825439647 9780825439643.

See also: TCRB5: 356, 357, 4289-4300, 4300a



Biography of Covenanters

"Had I taught men's doctrine, I had gotten great thanks by men; but for the Word's sake and the true Gospel, which was given to me by the grace of God, I suffer this day by men, not sorrowfully, but with a glad heart and mind." -- George Wishart (1513-1546), while fixed to a stake moments before being burned alive.
Abbott, Angus Evan,
The Scottish Covenanters.

Aiton, J., The Life and Times of Alexander Henderson, Giving a History of the Second Reformation of the Church of Scotland, and of the Covenanters, During the Reign of Charles I, 1836.
The Life and Times of Alexander Henderson: Giving a History of the Second Reformation of the Church of Scotland, and of the Covenanters, During the Reign of Charles I
http://books.google.com/books?id=fEIRAAAAIAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

Alexander, Archibald (1772-1851), Biographical Sketches of the Founder and Principal Alumni of the Log College: Together With an Account of the Revivals of Religion Under Their Ministry, ISBN: 0851510043 9780851510040. Alternate title: THE LOG COLLEGE: BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF WILLIAM TENNENT AND HIS STUDENTS.
Biographical Sketches of the Founder and Principal Alumni of the Log College
http://archive.org/details/biographicalske00alexgoog

*Anderson, James, Ladies of the Covenant, 1851. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10.
"Memoirs of distinguished Scottish female characters, embracing the period of the covenant and the persecution. The introduction notes the importance of the lives of these courageous women, when it states: 'They have especially by the magnanimity with which they suffered in the cause of truth, emphatically taught us the important principle that we are in all things and at all times to do what is right; and as to the disapprobation, opposition, and persecution of men, in whatever way manifested, or to whatever extent, we are to let that take its chance, a principle, the importance of which it is difficult to over-estimate; which lies at the foundation of all that is great and good in character; which has enabled the greatest and the best men, by the blessing of God, to achieve the great purposes they have formed for advancing the highest interests of mankind, and upon which it is necessary for the good soldier of Christ to act in every age, in an age in which the church enjoys tranquillity, as well as when she suffers persecution.' Samuel Rutherford's (and others), correspondence with these exceptional Christian women is noted throughout. This is 494 pages of soul-stirring history!" -- Publisher
Ladies of the Covenant: Memoirs of Distinguished Scottish Female Characters, by Rev. James Anderson
http://www.electricscotland.com/history/ladies/
Ladies of the Covenant
" 'Ladies of the Covenant' is dedicated to those women who weathered the storms of persecution during the killing times of the Scottish Reformation, and who by their example and glorious witness for Jesus Christ, still inspire hearts today."
"There is no finer example of Biblical womanhood than 'The Ladies of the Covenant'." -- Angela Wittman, editor
http://ladiesofthecovenant.blogspot.com/

*Anderson, William, The Voice of Renwick, The Last of the Scottish Martyrs, 1882. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"A rare work setting forth the stirring story of the young minister and martyr James Renwick. It explains the main points (of Covenanted Reformation), for which he and many other Covenanters suffered and died. Also makes practical applications which can be applied to today. -- Publisher

Beveridge, John, The Covenanters.

*Beza, Theodore (1519-1605), The Life of John Calvin. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"Beza was Calvin's friend, student, and successor at Geneva. As an eye-witness to Calvin's conduct and an intimate friend, this work (of 100 pages), of necessity retains a special quality that other treatments of Calvin's life will lack. Notwithstanding, the best modern treatment of Calvin's views and work is found in Carlos Eire's (a Roman Catholic author), WAR AGAINST THE IDOLS: THE REFORMATION OF WORSHIP FROM ERASMUS TO CALVIN." -- Publisher
Bèze, Théodore de (1519-1605), and Francis Sibson (b. 1779), The Life of John Calvin (1836)
http://archive.org/details/lifeofjohncalvin00bz2

Blackwood, R., William Symington Churchman and Theologian (1795-1862).

Blair, Robert, Thomas M'Crie, William Row, Wodrow Society, and Presbyterian Historical Society of Ireland, Life of . .. Robert Blair . . . Containing his Autobiography, from 1593 to 1636, with Supplement to his Life, and Continuation of the History of the Times to 1680, ISBN: 9780955797934 0955797934.

Bonar, Andrew R. (1810-1892), Last Days of the Martyrs: or, Sketches of Witnesses for the Faith From Early Times to the Reformation, Including Notices of the Martyrs for the Covenant in Scotland.

*Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), Memoirs of Thomas Boston. A Christian classic.
"Boston (1676-1732), was a country preacher in Scotland. His remarkable triumphs over his obscure location and a church he described as 'naturally smart and of an uncommon assurance; self-conceited and censorious to a degree [are related here]. . . ." His works total 12 hefty volumes. His sermons are replete with memorable sayings. . . . His wife was mentally ill, and he himself suffered severe illness from vitamin deficiency. Yet these trials only spurred his deep faith, and accelerated his accomplishments. At the last he was famous, drawing large crowds from far away places. He preached until he could not walk, and then people gathered under his window to hear his last words, he advocating his ruling lifetime passion, the need of self-examination with Biblical guidelines." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
Other works by Boston include HUMAN NATURE IN ITS FOURFOLD STATE and his sermons on REPENTANCE along with his book on suffering, THE CROOK IN THE LOT, and his excellent work, THE ART OF MAN-FISHING.
Memoirs of the Life, Times, and Writings, of the Rev. Thomas Boston, of Ettrick (1852)
http://archive.org/details/memoirsofthelife00bostuoft

Brown, John (of Wamphray, 1610-1679), The Life of Faith in Time of Trial and Affliction: Cleared up and Explained, From Heb. X. xviii [Hebrews 10:18]. Now the just shall live by faith [Hebrews 10:38]. By Mr. John Brown, minister of the Gospel.

*Brown, P. Hume, John Knox: A Biography, 1895, 2 volumes. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
"Brown says of Knox, 'It would, indeed, be difficult to name another historical personage who in such degree as Knox revealed a nation's genius to itself, and at once vitalized and dominated its collective thought and action. To present Knox in this twofold aspect, at once as a great Scotsman, and a figure of European importance, is the object of the present biography.' Moreover, Brown continues, noting that in Knox 'we have precisely what distinguishes the great religious leader from the mere religious visionary' and we 'have seen in Knox one of the great emancipators of humanity, whose work left undone would irremediably have injured the highest interests not only of his own country but of the community of civilized nations . . . For the mass of his countrymen, those who have shaped the nation's destinies in the past as they must shape them in the future, Knox is the greatest person their country has produced, and the man to whom in all that makes a people great they owe the deepest and most abiding debt. 'What I have been to my country,' he himself said when within sight of the end he looked back on the long travail of his life, 'what I have been to my country, albeit this unthankful age will not know, yet the ages to come will be compelled to bear witness to the truth;' and the consenting testimony of three centuries is the evidence and pledge that his assurance was not in vain.' An rare and extensive biography of over 700 pages. . . ." -- Publisher

Brown, S.J., Thomas Chalmers and the Godly Commonwealth in Scotland, ISBN: 0192131141 9780192131140.

Buckroyd, Julia, The Life of James Sharp, Archbishop of St. Andrews, 1618-1679: A Political Biography, ISBN: 0859761843 9780859761840.

Calamy, Edmund (1671-1732), Memoirs of the Life of the Late Revd. Mr. John Howe.

Calamy, Edmund (1600-1666), Joseph Caryl (1602-1673), Ralph, Venning (1621?-1674), James Janeway (1636?-1674), Saint's Memorials: or, Words Fitly Spoken . . . Being, a Collection of Divine Sentences Written and Delivered by . . . Mr. Edmund Calamy, Mr. Joseph Caryl, Mr. Ralph Venning, Mr. James Janeway . . .

*Calamy, Edmund (1671-1732), and Samuel Palmer (editor), The Nonconformist's Memorial, 1802, 3 volumes, ISBN: 0781206243. This seems to be the preferred edition. E-text available OCLC: 220202826. A Christian classic. See also, Benjamin Brook, LIVES OF THE PURITANS.
"Edmund Calamy (1678-1732), a dissenting minister in London and a historian, was the son and grandson of puritan ministers inside the Church of England. Both of them, along with hundreds of others, were expelled from their church livings for their refusal to submit to the 1662 Act of Uniformity. This event, the so-called 'Great Ejection', was a crucial moment in the formation of religious dissent in England. This book, first published in 1775, is an extensively-revised version, by another dissenting minister Samuel Palmer, of materials originally collated and published by Edmund Calamy, commemorating the lives and works of these ejected ministers.
"Editing the autobiography of one of the most eminent of these ejected ministers, Richard Baxter, Calamy included a long chapter listing the ejected ministers and such biographical data as he could find. This is the famous chapter 9 of AN ABRIDGMENT OF MR BAXTER'S HISTORY OF HIS LIFE AND TIMES (1702). This chapter became a whole volume of a second edition of the ABRIDGEMENT published in 1713. And in 1727 Calamy produced a further two volumes of material under the title A CONTINUATION OF THE ACCOUNT OF THE MINISTERS, LECTURERS, MASTERS AND FELLOWS OF COLLEGES, AND SCHOOLMASTERS WHO WERE EJECTED AND SILENCED AFTER THE RESTORATION OF 1660 . . . "Samuel Palmer attempted to integrate this material into a more readable form, making extensive revisions and additions. He certainly succeeded in producing something more accessible to eighteenth-century readers and there were several reprints of the book and a second edition in 1802-3. However readability was sometimes at the cost of accuracy and of a reduction of the scholarly value of Calamy's material.
"Nevertheless THE NONCONFORMIST'S MEMORIAL was an important work of collective memory by eighteenth-century dissenters." -- Publisher
Calamy, Edmund (1671-1732), The Nonconformist's Memorial: Being an Account of the Ministers, who Were Ejected or Silenced . . . (1775), volume 1 of 2
http://archive.org/details/nonconformistsm00calagoog
Calamy, Edmund (1671-1732), The Nonconformist's Memorial: Being an Account of the Ministers, who Were Ejected or Silenced . . . (1775), volume 2 of 2
http://archive.org/details/nonconformistsme02cala
The Nonconformist's Memorial: Being an Account of the Lives, Sufferings, and Printed Works, of the Two Thousand Ministers Ejected from the Church of England, Chiefly by the Act of Uniformity, Aug. 24, 1666. . . .
http://books.google.com/books?id=b08UwRUmWL0C&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

*Calderwood, David (1600-1666), The History of the Kirk of Scotland, 8 volumes. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #11.
It contains Thomson's LIFE OF DAVID CALDERWOOD.
The History of the Kirk of Scotland (1842), David Calderwood, Volume: 1 of 8 found at the same site
http://archive.org/details/historykirkscot05caldgoog

Campbell, William M., Samuel Rutherfurd, Propagandist and Exponent of Scottish Presbyterianism: An Exposition of his Position and Influence in the Doctrine and Politics of the Scottish Church (Ph.D. thesis, Edinburgh University, 1937).

Carlisle, Samuel, A Paper on the History of the Reformed Presbyterian or Covenanting Church in the Vicinity of Newburgh and on the Life of Rev. James R. Willson, D.D., 1885.

Carruthers, E.W., A Sketch of the Life and Character of the Rev. David Caldwell, D.D. [1725-1824]: Near Sixty Years Pastor of the Churches of Buffalo and Alamance. Including two of his sermons; some account of the Regulation, together with the revolutionary transactions and incidents in which he was concerned; and a very brief notice of the ecclesiastical and moral condition of North Carolina while in its colonial state.

Carslaw, W.H., The Life and Letters of James Renwick the Last Scottish Martyr, 1893. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #30.

Carslaw, W.H., The Life and Times of Donald Cargill. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #30.

Carslaw, W.H., The Life and Times of James Renwick, 1900. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #30.

Carslaw, W.H., Life and Times of William Guthrie, 1900.

Carslaw, W.H., Three Heroes of the Covenant: The Life and Times of William Guthrie, Donald Cargill and James Renwick, Last of the Martyrs, 1902. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #26.

Carslaw, W.H., Six Martyrs of the Scottish Reformation: Patrick Hamilton, George Wishart, Walter Myln, James Guthrie, Marquis of Argyll and Sir Archibald Johnstone, 1907. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #26.

Cassels, Thomas, and A.L. Struthers, Men of the Knotted Heart; A Recollection and Appreciation of Alexander Duncan Grant, and John Paterson Struthers.

Chapman, William, Notable Women of the Covenant: Their Lives and Times.

Clergyman and others, The Biographical and Martyrological Dictionary: Containing the Lives, Sufferings, and Deaths, of the Most Eminent Martyrs and Confessors of Christ, . . . To the whole is annexed, a general index . . . By a clergyman and others. Newcastle upon Tyne, 1790.

Cowan, E.J., Montrose, for Covenant and King, ISBN: 0297772090 9780297772095.

Cowan, Ian Borthwick, The Later Scottish Covenanters, 1660-88, ISBN: 0575021055 9780575021051.

*Craighead, James Geddes (1832-1895), The Craighead Family: A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Rev. Thomas and Margaret Craighead, 1658-1876, ISBN: 0916497704.
Relates "the life and times of hundreds of Craigheads and their friends. . . ." -- Reader's Comment

Cunningham, William (1805-1861), John Calvin. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #17.
"As Cunningham states, 'John Calvin was by far the greatest of the Reformers with respect to the talents he possessed, the influence he exerted, and the services he rendered in the establishment and diffusion of important truth.' Here we have a succinct account of Calvin's works and the leading principles that he maintained. Calvin is without a doubt one of the great men in all of human history, and as he often pointed out, he owed everything to the Lord Jesus Christ -- all his talents, all his influence, his very salvation, etc. -- for that is the nature of 'Calvinism,' giving God all the glory!" -- Publisher

Cuthbertson, John, and John Buchanan, The Diary of the Reverend John Cuthbertson, 1751-1791.
"Notes: Holograph. The pocket diary of the Reverend John Cuthbertson which he carried daily in his wanderings and ministrations over the district "west of the Alleghenies" for 40 years, 1751-1791." -- Publisher

Dickson, David, Robert Wodrow, and George Sinclair, Truth's Victory Over Error: or, The True Principles of the Christian Religion. Alternate title: A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE OF THE REV. DAVID DICKSON.
"Written by the late reverend and learned Mr. David Dickson . . . To this edition is prefix'd, a short account of the author's life, by the late Rev. Mr. Robert Wodrow."

Fraser, Donald, Minister of the Gospel, Kennoway, The Life and Diary of the Rev. Ralph Erskine . . . one of the Founders of the Secession Church, 1834.

Fraser, James, Memoirs of the Life of the Very Reverend Mr. James Fraser of Brea . . . Written by Himself. Dedicated by the Author, to . . . Thomas Ross, Edinburgh, 1738.

*Gilmour, Robert, Samuel Rutherford: A Biographical and Historical Study in the History of the Scottish Covenant. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10.
"In CRITICAL REVIEWS RELATING CHIEFLY TO SCOTLAND (also in this bound photocopy section), compiled by Hay Fleming, we read, 'Mr. Gilmour has produced an excellent volume, which is worthy of being placed alongside any of its predecessors . . . Scattered throughout its pages there are numerous quotations from Rutherford's own works . . . Rutherford's admirers will relish it, because of its keen sympathy with and high appreciation of him.' Rutherfurd was a master scholar of Scripture, a great devotional writer (see his Letters), a devoted minister of Christ, one of the Scotch commissioners to the Westminster Assembly, and a world class political philosopher (whose LEX, REX forever changed the face of political thought). Gilmour writes, 'that, as regards religious fervour, scholastic subtlety of intellect, and intensity of ecclesiastical conviction, Samuel Rutherford is the most distinctively representative Scotsman in the first half of the seventeenth century.' Few saints in history were given the gifts this man possessed." -- Publisher

Grant, Maurice, The Lion of the Covenant: The Story of Richard Cameron, ISBN: 0852343957 9780852343951.

Grant, Maurice, No King but Christ: The Story of Donald Cargill, ISBN: 0852342551 9780852342558. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"A Covenanter and field-preacher, Cargill studied under Samuel Rutherford at St. Andrews. For opposing the introduction of Episcopacy, he was ejected in the Great Ejection of 1662. He later refused government indulgences and after returning from Holland (to preach with Richard Cameron in Scotland), he publicly excommunicated Charles II and other leading 'government' officials. A large reward was then placed on his head and after many narrow escapes he was apprehended by the emissaries of the beast. For his testimony to the truth he was tried and convicted of treason and executed on July 27, 1681. This is a well researched book telling the stirring story of faithfulness (to the covenanted cause of Christ), and martyrdom. In the preface to this book the author wisely comments, 'Some of the traditions that have grown up around the men and women who suffered for their faith in seventeenth-century Scotland have tended to represent them as adherents of a movement which was diverse in some way from the main current of Scottish Presbyterianism. Cargill is well enough known as one of the principal figures of the period, but it is around him particularly that many of these misconceptions have tended to concentrate. Too often he has been depicted, even by not unfriendly hands, as something of an austere dogmatist, cling obstinately to a fanatical creed which brought himself and his followers into needless conflict with the authorities. It has been part of my purpose to show that, on the contrary, the principles for which Cargill contended lay at the very heart of the Scottish reformed tradition, and that the actions which he took were of the highest importance in preserving the historic testimony of the Scottish church. The result is, I hope, to place Cargill's position in a truer historical perspective and to dispel some of the misunderstandings which have gathered around his life and character'." -- Publisher

Hanna, William, Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Thomas Chalmers, 4 volumes, 1849.

Herkless, John, Richard Cameron. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #17.
"Part of the famous Scots series, this book chronicles the life of the Presbyterian Pastor know as the 'Lion of the Covenant.' Cameron (1648-1680), rejected his early Episcopalian persuasion, subsequent to hearing 'the persecuted Gospel in the fields,' and after 'the wonderful working of the Lord by His powerful Spirit upon him' revealing 'a lively discovery of the sin and hazard of Prelacy,' he joined with ranks of the persecuted Covenanters, notes Howie (in Scots Worthies). He set an uncompromising standard for the gospel and against the enemies of Christ, for which he was hunted and ultimately martyred. In mockery of his testimony, the wicked took his head and hands and fixed them upon the Netherbow Port, with the fingers upward. 'One of his and Christ's declared enemies, when he looked at his head at Edinburgh, gave him this testimony, saying, 'There's the head and hands of a man who lived praying and preaching, and died praying and fighting.' And wherever the faithful contendings of the Covenanted Church of Scotland are made mention of, this, to his hounour, shall be recorded of him.' (Scots Worthies). Herkless also states that 'it is of noteworthy significance . . . that for over two hundred years Cameron's name has been associated with a set of men marked by the strictest adherence to Calvinism, and by a genuine, even though severe, profession of piety. It was a remarkable testimony to their religious earnestness when Norman Macleod, referring to the parish of Loudoun, wrote: 'I am eagerly desirous to get family worship established -- of that there seems not to be a vestige, except among the Cameronians, and there every family has it.' In this testimony stands the name of Cameron, who, by the genuineness of his religion, his uncompromising devotion to principle, and the greatness of his cause, touched the nation and fixed himself in its memory.' Cameron was ordained at the hands of the exiled Robert MacWard and John Brown (of Wamphray), while in Holland. 'He and a group of supporters issued the Sanquhar Declaration, renouncing the authority of Charles II, and declaring war upon him as a tyrant and usurper. For this he was declared a traitor, and had a heavy price put on his head'." (Nigel Cameron, editor, Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 124) -- Publisher

Hewart, Kirkwood, Peden the Prophet: Being Some Account of the Life and Times of Alexander Peden, Minister of New Luce From 1660 to 1663, and Afterwards of God's Persecuted People in the Fields, 1911.

Horne, A. Sinclair, Torchbearers of the Truth: Sketches of the Scottish Covenanters, ISBN: 0950031909 9780950031903.

Houston, Thomas (1803-1882), Letters of the Rev. James Renwick, The Last of Scotland's Covenanted Martyrs, 1865, 290 pages. Available (LETTERS OF THE REV. JAMES RENWICK), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #21.
"Contains a historical sketch of Renwick's life, labours, and martyrdom, and a vindication of his character and testimony -- along with 63 of his letters (from July 8, 1682 to Feb. 17, 1688). A useful appendix is also included denouncing the Revolution settlement and rebuking 'those who have no relish for a full covenanted testimony.' Because of the severity of Renwick's and the 'Society people's' suffering, and the wickedness of the slander and persecution they endured (which is beginning to be repeated in our day through the likes of men like Richard Bacon and other unfaithful ministers and malicious malignants), this book makes for excellent 'spiritual support and consolation in difficult times.' We also happily note, along with Houston, that 'the resurrection of the names of the confessors and martyrs of a former age, is a sure indication of the resurrection of their principles too' -- as we see God stretching forth his hand to our wicked and sinful generation in the writings of faithful covenanted ministers like James Renwick (and many others)." -- Publisher
The Life of Mr. James Renwick, excerpted from BIOGRAPHIA SCOTICANA, John Howie
http://www.truecovenanter.com/bio/howie_bios_renwick_james.html

Houston, Thomas (1803-1882), The Life of James Renwick: A Historical Sketch of his Life, Labours and Martyrdom and a Vindication of his Character and Testimony. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE LIFE OF THE REV. JAMES RENWICK), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #26.
The Life of Mr. James Renwick, excerpted from BIOGRAPHIA SCOTICANA, John Howie
http://www.truecovenanter.com/bio/howie_bios_renwick_james.html
The Life of James Renwick: A Faithful Covenanter, Cameronian, Martyr for Christ, #1
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=819077439

Howie, John (1735-1793), James Stewart and John Knox: Scotland's "Two Sons of Oil" (excerpted from John Howie's SCOTS WORTHIES, 1781 edition, narrated by Larry Birger, Jr.). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
"As Birger accurately observes in his introduction to this one-tape reformational powerhouse, 'One great reason the Church is so weak and divided today is precisely because she has rejected these commandments of her Lord and Husband [to walk in the footsteps of the flock (Song of Solomon 1:8), and to seek out and walk in the old paths (Jeremiah 6:16)]. Forgetting the works of God in history, she has thus become an easy prey to the old lies and idolatries of the Roman Catholic Church, that whore of Babylon, such that so-called Protestantism today in many ways bears more resemblance to the Roman Church than to the biblical churches of the Reformation. We are indeed ignorant of our history, and therefore have been doomed time and again to repeat its mistakes.' He continues, pointing to one of God's powerful remedies for our sinful failings in this area: Our gracious Lord has nonetheless provided a way out for us, by preserving for us the narratives of His great works in history, as well as His infallible Word by which to judge which are truly the good old paths. . . . On this tape you'll hear of the lives of two men who exemplified the work of Christ's "Two Witnesses" in Scotland, James Stewart, Earl of Moray, and John Knox. These "Two Sons of Oil," like their ancient predecessors, Zerubbabel and Joshua, illustrate the holy beauty and mighty effectiveness of God's institutions of Scriptural civil magistracy and gospel ministry. We see from their high regard for one another and from the work they accomplished in the Lord how both righteous civil rulers and faithful gospel ministers are necessary for true and lasting, society-changing reformation. In our age of ungodly toleration and pretended liberty of conscience (as opposed to the true Scriptural liberty of conscience promoted by these two eminent reformers), the emphasis is generally laid upon the ministry only as the agent of reformation -- and truly, there will be no lasting reformation without a faithful ministry. Nevertheless, we see from the Scriptural examples of Hezekiah, Josiah, and other godly rulers, as well as from various instances throughout subsequent history that the civil rulers are called by, and used by, God to promote and protect the welfare of His Bride, the Church. These rulers have no authority in matters of religion, but they have a responsibility about matters of religion -- to do things like suppressing and uprooting heresy, blasphemy, and idolatry, and encouraging and promoting faithful ministers -- as all our faithful Reformed forefathers taught.' Learn with excitement how God used these two faithful men to defeat Antichrist in Scotland, and purify and unify His faithful Church there. A great tool for seeing the vital importance of the civil government (as well as the ministry), in reformation!" -- Publisher
James Stewart and John Knox: Scotland's "Two Sons of Oil" (excerpted from John Howie's Scots Worthies, 1781 ed., narrated by Larry Birger, Jr.).
John Knox and James Stewart: Scotland's Two Sons of Oil by John Howie, free audio file.
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonid=122501142339

*Howie, John (1735-1793), The Judgment and Justice of God Exemplified, 1782. Alternate title: BRIEF HISTORICAL HINT OF THE WICKED LIVES AND MISERABLE DEATHS OF SOME OF THE MOST REMARKABLE APOSTATES AND BLOODY PERSECUTORS IN SCOTLAND, FROM THE REFORMATION TILL AFTER THE REVOLUTION; COLLECTED FROM HISTORICAL RECORDS, AUTHENTICAL WRITINGS, AND OTHER WELL-VOUCHED RELATIONS. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available as an appendix to THE SCOTS WORTHIES. BIOGRAPHIA SCOTICANA.

*Howie, John (1735-1793), The Scots Worthies. Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies . . . as also, an Appendix, containing a short historical hint of the wicked lives . . . of the . . . apostates and . . . persecutors in Scotland . . . 2nd edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781. A Christian classic. Available (PDF and MP3 audio book files) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (PDF file) on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1, #10. The series of 22 MP3 audio book files, produced by Still Waters Revival Books, are available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1-30 and at AudioSermons.com.
"Most commonly known as SCOTS WORTHIES, this edition contains Howie's footnotes (defending the Covenanters), and Howie's appendix titled 'The Judgment and Justice of God' (which chronicles God's judgments upon Reformation apostates and those who persecuted the Covenanters). It is the only edition in print which contains both these sections intended for publication by the author (as later editors often removed either one or both of these parts of this book). BIOGRAPHIA SCOTICANA covers the history of 'noblemen, gentlemen, ministers and others from Mr. Patrick Hamilton, who was born about the year of our Lord 1503, and suffered martyrdom at St. Andrews, Feb., 1527, to Mr. James Renwick, who was executed in the Grass-market of Edinburgh, Feb. 17, 1688. Together with a succinct account of the lives of other seven eminent divines, and Sir Robert Hamilton of Preston, who died about, or shortly after the Revolution.' This is one of our best history books (over 700 pages), covering all of the major Scottish Reformers. Howie summarizes his book as follows: 'The design of the following was to collect, from the best authorities, a summary account of the lives, characters, and contendings, of a certain number of our most renowned SCOTS WORTHIES, who, for their faithful services, ardent zeal, constancy in sufferings, and other Christian graces and virtues, deserve honourable memorial in the Church of Christ; and for which their names have been, and will be savoury to all the true lovers of our Zion, while Reformation principles are regarded.' Furthermore, the momentous nature of the struggles chronicled in this book are succinctly noted when Howie writes: 'the primitive witnesses had the divinity of the Son of God, and an open confession of Him, for their testimony. Our reformers from Popery had Antichrist to struggle with, in asserting the doctrines of the Gospel, and the right way of salvation in and through Jesus Christ. Again, in the reigns of James VI. and Charles I., Christ's REGALIA, and the divine right of Presbytery, became the subject matter of their testimony. Then, in the beginning of the reign of Charles II. (until he got the whole of our ancient and laudable constitution effaced and overturned), our Worthies only saw it their duty to hold and contend for what they had already attained unto. But, in the end of this and the subsequent tyrant's reign, they found it their duty (a duty which they had too long neglected), to advance one step higher, by casting off their authority altogether, and that as well on account of their manifest usurpation of Christ's crown and dignity, as on account of their treachery, bloodshed, and tyranny . . . which may be summed up. The Primitive martyrs sealed the prophetic office of Christ in opposition to Pagan idolatry. The reforming martyrs sealed His priestly office with their blood, in opposition to Popish idolatry. And last of all, our late martyrs have sealed His kingly office with their best blood, in despite of supremacy and bold Erastianism. They indeed have cemented it upon His royal head, so that to the world's end it shall never drop off again.' Moreover, the importance of this book can be clearly seen when Johnston, in TREASURY OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANT reports that, Walter Scott refers to Howie as 'the fine old chronicler of the Cameronians'. . . Howie's book has been for upwards of a century a household word, occupying a place on the shelf beside THE BIBLE and THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS.' Written for God, country and the covenanted work of Reformation. Stirring history!" -- Publisher
An Appendix, containing a short historical Hint of the wicked Lives and miserable Deaths of some of the most remarkable apostates and bloody persecutors in Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolution
This is the Appendix to THE SCOTS WORTHIES. BIOGRAPHIA SCOTICANA, 2nd edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781.
http://archive.org/details/biographiascotic28272gut
Biographia Scoticana, John Howie
Original from Oxford University, published 1885, digitized May 22, 2006. Described as a reprint of the 1781 edition. It does not appear to include the appendix cited above.
http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC34190563&id=5iwAAAAAQAAJ&q=Scots+Worthies+1781&dq=Scots+Worthies+1781&ie=ISO-8859-1&pgis=1
See also: A CLOUD OF WITNESSES FOR THE ROYAL PREROGATIVES OF JESUS CHRIST BEING THE LAST SPEECHES AND TESTIMONIES OF THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED FOR THE TRUTH IN SCOTLAND SINCE . . . , 1680 and JOHN FOXE'S BOOK OF MARTYRS. ACTES AND MONUMENTS OF MATTERS MOST SPECIALL AND MEMORABLE. Available from: http://www.johnfoxe.org. Implemented by the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, England, and published by HRI Online Publications, Sheffield, 2011, Version 2.0.

Howie, John, and W.H. Carslaw (editor), The Scots Worthies, revised and corrected by Rev. W.H. Carslaw, Edinburgh, 1885.

Howie, John (1735-1793), and James Howie, Memoirs of the Life of John Howie. Alternate title: MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF JOHN HOWIE: WHO LIVED IN LOCHGOIN, PARISH OF FENWICK, AND DIED JANUARY 5TH 1793. CONTAINING A SERIES OF RELIGIOUS EXERCISES, SOUL SOLILOQUIES, MEDITATIONS, AND AN ACCOUNT OF THE LORD'S GOODNESS TO HIM IN GENERAL. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

Innes, Taylor, John Knox, ISBN: 9784873940236 4873940230. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
" 'The writer of this excellent little book does not profess to have indulged in original research in his preparation, nor does he claim to bring forth new facts concerning its subject. He has, however, made a careful study of the previous biographies of Knox, and, above all, of the Reformer's own works . . . He has preferred to deal with the great outstanding periods of Knox's life and with the vital traits of his character. He has, in short, tried to produce a vivid impression of the man as he appeared to his contemporaries and as he was in his heart; and he has been wonderfully successful.' (cited in Critical Reviews Relating Chiefly to Scotland by David Hay Fleming)." -- Publisher

Irving, David, Memoirs of the Life and Writing of George Buchanan, 1899, ISBN: 1290228221 9781290228220.

*Johnston (of Wariston), Archibald, Diary of Sir Archibald Johnston of Wariston, 3 volumes. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Also available in Hetherington, THE HISTORY OF THE WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES.
"The introduction to this book cites Carlyle writing, 'Archibald Johnston of Wariston; . . . a Lord Register of whom all the world had heard. Redactor of the Covenanters' protests in 1637 and onwards; redactor perhaps of the Covenant itself; canny lynx-eyed Lawyer, and austere Presbyterian Zealot; full of fire, of heavy energy and gloom: in fact a very notable character.' The introduction further notes that Johnston was 'in some respects, one of the most interesting of the leading Scotsmen who lived in those troubled times which began with the Service Book riot, the swearing and subscription of the National Covenant, and the abjuration of Episcopacy in 1637-38, and ended with the overthrow of the Protectorate and the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660 . . .' Calling Johnston the 'Covenanter politician,' the DICTIONARY OF SCOTTISH CHURCH HISTORY AND THEOLOGY states, 'From the start of the revolt against Charles I in 1637 he was at its centre, frequently acting as secretary to the rebel leaders and drafting their declarations. He and Alexander Henderson were joint authors of the National Covenant, and he frequently took part in negotiations with the King and the English Parliament in the years that followed. In 1638 he was appointed clerk to the General Assembly and procurator of the Church, and in 1641, he was knighted and appointed a Lord of Session. In 1643 he became one of Scotland's representatives at the Westminster Assembly, and in 1646 King's Advocate. He had from the start been identified with the most radical of the Covenanters, and in 1648 he helped inspire opposition to the Engagement. A leading figure in the Kirk Party regime of 1648-50, becoming Clerk Register in 1649, he was in the fore in demanding thorough purging and punishing of the ungodly in both Church and state. During the Cromwellian invasion of 1650-1 he supported the Western Remonstrance and the Protesters in virtually disowning the cause of Charles II. He refused to serve the regime of Oliver Cromwell at first, partly through opposition of the religious toleration it imposed (though he later backslid into accepting major positions under Cromwell's dictatorship -- RB) . . . After the Restoration he was denounced as a traitor for having served Cromwell, and fled into hiding abroad. He was discovered in France, brought back to Edinburgh and executed . . . being generally hated and despised. Yet through his remarkable diaries one can gain much understanding.' (pp. 446-447). Johnston, TREASURY OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANT (pp. 404-405), provides us with more insight into this fascinating saint (and these unparalleled times), in the following two quotations. 'For the lay elders there was the redoubted Johnston of Warriston, the most able and zealous of a group of lay statesmen who were as thorough warriors in the ecclesiastical department of the great struggle as the clergy themselves . . . He looked at the Covenant as the setting of Christ on His throne, and so was out of measure zealous in it. He afterwards, in old age and physical weakness, sealed it with his blood, his last words being 'The Lord has graciously comforted me; O pray, pray; praise, praise' (Burton). 'Warriston was a religious statesman. The standard of his policy was the Word of God; his great and governing aim, the Divine glory. And on this account his name has suffered obloquy from a quarter where all who would follow his steps may expect similar treatment, so long as society is comprised, as it still is to such an alarming extent, of the godless and unbelieving' (Dr. M'Crie). The TREASURY OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANT also notes that 'it is to Johnston that the world generally has attributed the project of renewing the Covenant (of 1638 -- RB). This was his master-stroke of policy.' It further informs us that 'on one occasion he continued in prayer during fourteen hours.' For a glimpse into the heart of the most thorough national (and international), Reformation thus far in history you will not get closer to the source than Johnston's rare three volume Diary! From the inner workings of the battle for the National covenant to Johnston's notes covering Cromwell, Owen's views on toleration, the Protester/Resolutioner controversy and much more, this is an exceedingly valuable historical resource. As the introduction so aptly puts it, 'the great Covenanter's Diary . . . contained many valuable passages with relation to the history of these times, nowhere else to be found.' Almost 1300 pages in total and indexed." -- Publisher

Lawson, John Parker, John Lothian, and David Hay Fleming, Life of George Wishart, the Most Distinguished Martyr for the Reformation in Scotland: With an Appendix Containing the Life and Murder of Cardinal Beaton, and Biographical Sketches of Gawin Dunbar and Sir David Lindsay. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #18.
"Had I taught men's doctrine, I had gotten great thanks by men; but for the word's sake and the true gospel, which was given to me by the grace of God, I suffer this day by men, not sorrowfully, but with a glad heart and mind." -- George Wishart (1513-1546), while fixed to a stake moments before being burned alive.

Macewen, Alexander R. (Alexander Robertson, 1851-1916), The Erskines
http://archive.org/details/erskines00mace

*MacKenzie, Robert M.A., John Brown of Haddington [1722-1787], ISBN: 1173221484 9781173221485. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #7.
Author of: TWO SHORT CATECHISMS MUTUALLY CONNECTED, THE ABSURDITY AND PERFIDY OF ALL AUTHORITATIVE TOLERATION OF GROSS HERESY, BLASPHEMY, IDOLATRY, AND POPERY IN BRITAIN (including his defense of the continuing obligation of the solemn league and covenant), THE SELF-INTERPRETING BIBLE, THE PSALMS OF DAVID IN METRE (his notes on the psalms), A COMPENDIOUS HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND AND OF THE PROTESTANT CHURCHES IN IRELAND AND AMERICA, THE HARMONY OF SCRIPTURE PROPHECIES, to name the better known.
"The encouraging story of a peasant farmer who became a great preacher." -- Cyril J. Barber
He was the grandfather of John Brown (of Edinburgh 1784-1858).

*McFeeters, J.C. (James Calvin, 1848-1928), Sketches of the Covenanters. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
"Stirring accounts of sacrifice and martyrdom for the Reformed Faith that will bring tears to eyes of all but the backslidden. Follows the chain of events which gave Scotland two Reformations and a Revolution. Knox, the National Covenant, the Westminster Assembly, the Field Meetings, and much more is covered. The history of great battles for Christ and His royal rights are recounted in this moving history book. Sheds much light upon the warfare with the dragon for true liberty. One of our best history books, highly recommended!" -- Publisher
Sketches of the Covenanters
http://archive.org/details/sketchesofthecov13570gut
Sketches of the Covenanters
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/13570

McLeod, John Neil (1806-1874), and First Reformed Presbyterian Church (New York, N.Y.), Testimonial to Rev. Dr. McLeod.

M'Crie, Thomas (1772-1835), The Life of Alexander Henderson: Minister of Edinburgh, and one of the Commissioners From the Church of Scotland to the Assembly of Divines at Westminster, 1847, ISBN: 052404497X 9780524044971.

M'Crie, Thomas (1772-1835), The Life of Andrew Melville, 2 volumes, 1856.

*M'Crie, Thomas (1772-1835), Life of Knox, 1831. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
"Iain Murray, in his stirring introduction to Cunningham's Historical Theology writes, 'The third event marking the commencement of this spiritual movement was the publication of a book in 1811. It was the biography of John Knox by Thomas M'Crie. All over Scotland this work was used to revive the memory of the great Reformer and nothing could have been a more telling protest against the stifling influence of Moderatism. It brought many a student and minister into the experience once described by James Fraser of Bera in his Memoirs: 'When I read Knox, I thought I saw another scheme of divinity, much more agreeable to the Scriptures and to my experience than the modern.' M'Crie followed this up in 1819 with a biography of Knox's great successor, Andrew Melville, and these two books became known as the 'Iliad and Odyssey of the Scottish Church.' Just as Homer's heroes fired the hearts of many imitators so M'Crie's biographies aroused a holy ambition in many to follow the noble example of these two spiritual giants. "M'Crie's work is an undisputed classic regarding this fiery reformer. It exhibits information on Knox and the Scottish Reformation which has been hid in manuscripts and books which are now little known or consulted. Knox may be the most pertinent Reformer to study in our day of widespread idolatry, pluralism, anti-Christian government, humanistic law, relativism, and the revival of that 'masterpiece of Satan,' Roman Catholicism. Read everything that you can get your hands on -- either by or about Knox; you'll never be the same again!" -- Publisher
Life of John Knox: Containing Illustrations of the History of the Reformation in Scotland: with Biographical Notices of the Principal Reformers, and Sketches of the Progress of Literature in Scotland During the Sixteenth Century; and an Appendix, Consisting of Original Papers
http://books.google.com/books?id=oAIFAAAAYAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

M'Crie, Thomas (1772-1835), Life of Thomas MacCrie, 1840.

M'Crie, Thomas (1772-1835), William Row, Andrew Dickson White, The Life of Mr. Robert Blair . . . Containing his Autobiography, from 1593-1636, With Supplement to his Life, and Continuation of the History of the Times to 1680, 1848.

M'Crie, Thomas, and Thomas Thomson, Lives of Alexander Henderson and James Guthrie: With Specimens of Their Writings, 1846.

Morison, William, Andrew Melville, 1899. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"A part of the 'Famous Scots Series.' Melville picked up where John Knox left off. His opposition to the slavery of Romanism and Episcopalianism (one of the daughters of the mother of harlots), helped lead Scotland into the freedom, liberty and strength of Scripturally based Presbyterianism. Melville was not only the greatest ecclesiastical controversialist of his day, but also the most learned Scot of his time." -- Publisher

Murray, Thomas, Life of Rev. Samuel Rutherford . . . With an Appendix, 1827.

Nimmo, James (1645-1709), Narrative of Mr. James Nimmo Written for his own Satisfaction to Keep in Some Remembrance the Lord's way, Dealing, and Kindness Towards him, 1645-1709.
http://archive.org/details/narrativeofmrjam00nimmrich

Nisbet, John, A True Relation of the Life and Sufferings of John Nisbet in Hardhill, his Last Testimony to the Truth; With a Short Account of his Last Words on the Scaffold, December 4. 1685. Never Hitherto Published . . . Edinburgh, 1718. Available in Tweedie, SELECT BIOGRAPHIES II.

Pollok, David, The Life of Robert Pollok: Author of "The Course of Time" With Selections From his Manuscripts, 1843.

*Purves, Jock, Fair Sunshine: Character Studies of the Scottish Covenanters, ISBN: 0851511368 9780851511368. Publishing history: The material in this volume consists of two works: SWEET BELIEVING, 1948, and FAIR SUNSHINE: FURTHER STUDIES OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANTERS (91 pages), 1957.
"I first read this book several years ago at the recommendation of my late father, who was a sovereign grace Baptist minister. . . .
"I would highly recommend this book to anyone. And anyone who reads this book will be truly blessed. If it were possible the book should have more than five stars." -- Reader's Comment
An Outline of Scottish 'Covenant History' in the 17th Century From Purves' Book FAIR SUNSHINE
http://www.ianpaisley.org/article.asp?cov_intro.htm

Rainy, Robert, and James Mackenzie, Life of William Cunningham, D.D.: Principal and Professor of Theology and Church History, New College, Edinburgh, 1871. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"Cunningham was Principal and Professor of Theology and Church History at New College, Edinburgh, during the mid-1800's. His four volume WORKS include the magisterial two volume set HISTORICAL THEOLOGY, DISCUSSIONS ON CHURCH PRINCIPLES and THE REFORMERS AND THE THEOLOGY OF THE REFORMATION. A volume of his SERMONS is also in print. In Iain Murray's introduction to HISTORICAL THEOLOGY he points out that 'in the days of Cunningham and Bannerman, New College, Edinburgh, rose to be the finest theological college in Europe.' Furthermore, concerning Cunningham's work in the General Assembly of 1832, he writes, 'and once more a young man arose to deliver a historic speech. Like Begg he was a new-comer to the Assembly's debates, but his tall figure and mass of curly hair quickly identified him as "Cunningham of Greenock." ' "
"When he sat down two hours later there was no mistaking the feeling of the Moderates. 'That's Andrew come back,' exclaimed one! Others were forced to think of young George Gillespie of the 17th Century, who, having just arrived in London, in riding boots and with whip still in hand, delivered such a speech in the Westminster Assembly that his opponent, the great Selden, declared: 'This young man, by a single speech, has swept away the learning and labour of my life! . . . Those who heard Cunningham's speech that day,' write his biographers, 'speak of it with wonder to this day. Such power, wealth, and precision of language they had never heard. . . . In his first six years at Edinburgh he read and carefully classified 530 distinct volumes, not to mention pamphlets or magazines.' Cunningham's works are still much sought after today." -- Publisher

*Reid, H.M.B., A Cameronian Apostle: Being Some Account of John Macmillan of Balmaghie, 1896. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #30.
"The author wrote this book 'considering the renewed interest taken at present in questions of Church government and establishment,' noting that 'there seemed to be some room for a detailed treatment of a career which covers so interesting a period as that embraced between 1690 and 1750.' Macmillan is an important historical link to those who still fight for Christ's Crown and Covenant. 'For many years he fought the battle of the Covenants alone, and he fought it on lines of policy and wisdom.' states Reid. Furthermore, the author continues, 'I have tried to indicate his position among the 'Suffering Remnant' by calling him 'a Cameronian Apostle;' for, during the long period of 36 years, he was the sole ordained minister among the scattered congregations of the 'Society' people. The name seems not unfitting, and it receives a certain sanction from the authority of Dr. Cunningham, who styled him the 'high-priest' of the Societies . . . Further, Macmillan's story is also the record of the development of a most interesting side of Scottish Church life. He may be said, indeed, to have made the history of what, at last, became the Reformed Presbyterian Church. This is so true, that that Church long bore the popular name of the 'Macmillanites.' And the name of Macmillan is bound up with more than one congregation still existing.' An important book for those who would trace the backsliding of modern Presbyterianism (the neopresbyterians), and also be encouraged by the remnant of those who remain faithful to the position of the original Covenanters (the paleopresbyterians). This book's 308 pages includes illustrations and a detailed appendix containing important church documents." -- Publisher

Robinson, Hastings (editor), Original Letters Relative to the English Reformation Written During the Reigns of King Henry VIII., King Edward VI., and Queen Mary: Chiefly From the Archives of Zurich, 1846-47, 2 volumes, 819 pages, ISBN: 155635049X 9781556350498. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"The greater part of these letters are now printed for the first time: they will be found to contain many details of interest, relative to various proceedings of that period, and occasionally to give much information respecting the customs and manners of the times, as well as the private history of the writers and other individuals to whom they refer. Bucer, Melancthon, Calvin, Cranmer, Edward VI., Lady Jane Grey, Hooper, Ponet, Bullinger, Foxe, Goodman and a host of others either penned or received these letters. These letters where 'translated from authenticated copies of the autographs'." -- Publisher

*Robinson, William J., A History of Windy Cove Presbyterian Church, Millboro Springs, Virginia, 1749-1976.

*Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), Letters of Samuel Rutherford, ISBN: 0851511635. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10, #21.
With a biographical introduction by Andrew Bonar. "These letters will ever be precious to all who are sensible of their own, and the church's decay and corruptions." -- Andrew Bonar
"Like a strong winged eagle he soars into the highest heaven and with unblenched eye he looks into the mystery of love divine. . . . When we are dead and gone let the world know that Spurgeon held RUTHERFORD'S LETTERS to be the nearest thing to inspiration which can be found in all the writings of mere men." -- C.H. Spurgeon
"Hold off the Bible, such a book the world never saw." -- Richard Baxter
Letters of Samuel Rutherford
http://www.puritansermons.com/toc.htm#RUTH

Rutherford, Samuel, and Andrew A. Bonar, Letters of the Reverend Samuel Rutherford, Professor of Divinity at St. Andrew's, With a Sketch of his Life.

Shields, Alexander (1660?-1700), The Life and Death of That Eminently Pious, Free, and Faithful Minister and Martyr of Jesus Christ, Mr. James Renwick: With a Vindication of the Heads of his Dying Testimony, 1806, 2nd edition. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #2.

*Shields, Alexander (1660?-1700), A Short Memorial of the Sufferings and Grievances Past and Present of the Presbyterians in Scotland Particularly of Them Called by Nick-name Cameronians, 1690,

Shields, Alexander (1660?-1700), A True and Faithful Relation of the Sufferings of the Reverend and Learned, Mr. Alexander Shields, Minister of the Gospel. Written with his own hand. Containing an account of his examinations and imprisonment at London; his being sent down to Scotland; . . . Together with a large and elaborate defence of the doctrine of resistance, . . . Never before published. Alternate title: A TRUE AND FAITHFUL RELATION OF THE SUFFERINGS OF THE REVEREND AND LEARNED, MR. ALEXANDER SHIELDS, MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL. WRITTEN WITH HIS OWN HAND. CONTAINING AN ACCOUNT OF HIS EXAMINATIONS AND IMPRISONMENT AT LONDON; HIS BEING SENT DOWN TO SCOTLAND; . . . TOGETHER WITH A LARGE AND ELABORATE DEFENCE OF THE DOCTRINE OF RESISTANCE, . . . NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED, 1715. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

Sloane, William M. (editor), and William Milligan Sloane, Life and Work of J.R.W. Sloane, D.D., Professor of Theology in the Reformed Presbyterian Seminary at Allegheny City, Penn. 1868-1886 and Pastor of the Third Reformed Presbyterian Church, New York, 1856-1868, ISBN: 133153805X 9781331538059.

*Smellie, Alexander (1857-1923), Men of the Covenant: The Story of the Scottish Church in the Years of the Persecution, 534 pages, ISBN: 0851512127. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
" 'A great book dealing with one of the most inspiring periods of Church history,' said Dr. C. Gregg Singer. Brilliant sketches of Covenanter history addressed to ordinary readers who do not have the opportunity or leisure for protracted personal studies in this area. A testimony, as Smellie notes, to 'the dogged fighters for freedom in Church and State.' The great sufferings these Christians endured gave them a seriousness about the faith, and a 'vision' of the truth, which has been unequaled since -- stirring reading!" -- Publisher
"Recounts the events in seventeenth century Scotland in which men and women, bound by 'covenant' to Christ, laid down their lives for His cause. Recaptures the intensity, zeal, heroism, and faith of these martyrs, as well as the craftiness and cruelty of their persecutors. First published in 1903." -- Cyril J. Barber
Men of the Covenant, volume 1 of 2
http://archive.org/details/menofcovenant01smeluoft

Smith, Henry (1550-1600), and Thomas Fuller (1608-1661), The Works of Henry Smith: Including Sermons, Treatises, Prayers, and Poems: With Life of the Author, 2 volumes.

Smyth, Thomas (1808-1873), John William Flinn, and Jean Adger Flinn, Complete Works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D.D. 10 volumes.
Complete Works of Rev. Thomas Smyth, D.D. vol. 1 of 10.
http://archive.org/details/completeworks01smytuoft

*Spence, Thomas Hugh, Jr., The Presbyterian Congregation on Rocky River.
One of Alexander Criaghead's churches in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.

Steele, David, David Steele (1803-1887), Co-founder of the Reformed Presbytery, June 24, 1840: Biographical Sketch.
"In 1840, he and Robert Lusk, together with several ruling elders, declined the ecclesiastical courts of the Reformed Presbyterian Church due to ecclesiastical tyranny. They erected the Reformed Presbytery, June 24, 1840. . . . In October, 1866, he removed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he pastored a small congregation of original Covenanters and established a theological school. . . . He held that the Reformed Presbyterian Church had departed from the attainments of the Reformation, especially in the matter of 'voluntary associations.' He devoted much of his writing to demonstrating this defection, chastising the Reformed Presbyterian Church for her treacherous defection from Covenanted Reformation. . . . He was a tremendous controversialist, and manifested great inflexibility of character, for which he was despised by 'false brethren.' Toward the end of his life (1884), he stated, 'The principles . . . for more than 40 years defended against many opponents -- especially "false brethren" -- I still believe to be founded upon the Scriptures and long experience, with developments among opponents, has tended to confirm my earlier convictions.' He died in the belief that the principles which he held and propagated would one day triumph in the earth."
http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/6/29/david-steele-1803-1887

*Steele, David (1803-1887), Reminiscences: Historical and Biographical of a Ministry in the Reformed Presbyterian Church During Fifty Three Years, 1883. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #23.
David Steele, was the pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Congregation, Philadelphia.
"Since Steele forms a continuing theological link with the faithful General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland (1638-1649), this book is of great importance. Steele held to the attainments of the second (or covenanted), Reformation which gave us the Solemn League and Covenant and the Westminster Standards -- and other Covenanters who follow in this train (along with the British Covenanters, like Rutherford and Gillespie), are sometimes derisively branded as 'Steelites' or 'Cameronians'." -- Publisher
Reminiscences: Historical and Biographical, of a Ministry in the Reformed Presbyterian Church During Fifty Three Years, David Steele
"An autobiographical account of David Steele's long life and career as a theological gadfly, advancing historic Covenanter principles, to his wandering Reformed Presbyterian brethren."
http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2016/4/26/reminiscences-historical-and-biographical-of-a-ministry-in-the-refd-presbyterian-church-during-fifty-three-years

Stevenson, Andrew (writer in Edinburgh), and William Augustus Clarke, An Abridgement of the Memoirs of the Life of the Rev. Mr. Thomas Hog: Minister of the Gospel at Kiltearn, in Ross. Containing, Some Wonderful and Glorious Displays of the Divine Condescension to him, and to Others by him. To which is Annexed, an Abstract of Mr. Hog's manner of dealing with souls under their first awakenings. By W. Augustus Clarke. This account is truly worthy the perusal of every Gospel Minister, and every true Follower of the Lamb, Edinburgh, 1756.

Struthers, A.L., Life and Letters of John Paterson Struthers

Taylor, James (1813-1892), The Scottish Covenanters, 1881.
The Scottish Covenanters
http://archive.org/details/MN5155ucmf_0

Temple, Oliver Perry (1820-1907), The Covenanter, the Cavalier, and the Puritan.
Chiefly a history of the Scotch Covenanters and their descendants in the United States.

Thomson, James Pringle, Alexander Henderson the Covenanter (1583-1646), Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"The period which followed the Union of the Crowns of Scotland and England contains the opening of that contest between Presbytery and Episcopacy, which occupies so much of our history, and some of its most interesting episodes took place between 1618-1646, the years which comprise the active public life of him who is the subject of the following pages. For this reason the life and career of Alexander Henderson must always possess the greatest interest to any student of Scottish history . . . The virtues of the great are apt to be overestimated after they are dead and gone, but there is not one word of exaggeration in the eulogy which Baillie delivered to the General Assembly in 1647, . . . 'That glorious soul of blessed memory, who now is crowned with the reward of all his labours for God and for us, I wish his remembrance may be fragrant among us, so long as free and pure Assemblies remain in this land, which we hope shall be to the coming of the Lord. You know he spent his strength, and wore out his days, he breathed out his life in the service of God and of his Church. This binds it on our back, as we would not prove ungrateful, to pay him his due. If the thoughts of others be conformed to my inmost sense, in duty and reason, he ought to be accounted by us and posterity the fairest ornament, after John Knox, of incomparable memory, that we the Church of Scotland did enjoy.' (pp. 5,158). Henderson had a major hand in the writing of and international subscription to the Solemn League and Covenant. He was also one of the Scottish commissioners to the Westminster Assembly." -- Publisher
Alexander Henderson (1583-1646), the Covenanter, Thomson
http://archive.org/details/alexanderhenders00thomuoft

*Thomson, John Henderson (editor), John McMain, and David Scott (introduction) A Cloud of Witnesses for the Royal Prerogatives of Jesus Christ Being the Last Speeches and Testimonies of Those who Have Suffered for the Truth in Scotland Since . . . , 1680. Alternate title: THE FIFTEENTH EDITION, ENLARGED AND CORRECTED: A CLOUD OF WITNESSES, FOR THE ROYAL PREROGATIVES OF JESUS CHRIST: OR, THE LAST SPEECHES AND TESTIMONIES OF THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED FOR THE TRUTH IN SCOTLAND, SINCE THE YEAR 1680: WITH AN APPENDIX, CONTAINING THE QUEENSFERRY PAPER; TORWOOD EXCOMMUNICATION; A RELATION CONCERNING MR. RICHARD CAMERON, MR. DONALD CARGIL, AND HENRY HALL; AND AN ACCOUNT OF THOSE WHO WERE KILLED WITHOUT PROCESS OF LAW, AND BANISHED TO FOREIGN LANDS: WITH A SHORT VIEW OF SOME OF THE OPPRESSIVE EXACTIONS, ISBN: 0873779231. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"With the Testimonies of John Nisbet the Younger, John Nisbet of Hardhill, Robert Miller, Thomas Harkness, &c. A Letter of John Semple's and of Archibald Stewart's. The Paper found upon Mr. Cameron at Airsmoss, and an Acrostick upon his name. The Testimony of John Finlay in Kilmarnock. The Epitaphs upon the Grave Stones of Mr. Samuel Rutherford, Mr. John Welwood, and the noble Patriots who fell at Pentland-hills, &c.
"Also includes The Testimony of some persecuted Presbyterian Ministers of the Gospel, unto the Covenanted Reformation of the Church of Scotland, and to the present expediency of continuing to preach the Gospel in the fields, and against the present Anti-Christian Toleration in its nature and design, &c. Given in to the Ministers at Edinburgh, by Mr. James Renwick, upon the 17th Jan. 1688. And Mr. Richard Cameron's Last Sermon; preached on Kype Water in Evandale, July 18th, 1680, three days before he was killed at Airs-moss. (Pittsburgh: Printed for David Reed, by Eichbaum & Johnston, 1824), 1884 edition.
Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. (Hebrews 12:1,2)
"Presbyterian Covenanter martyrs of Scotland, their last speeches and testimonies. The first edition appeared in 1714, and as more material was collected it was added to the 15 editions that were printed over the next 100 years."
"An amazing book compiled to show how -- and especially why (from their own dying testimonies) -- the Covenanters suffered, bled and died. These brave martyrs for Christ laid the foundation for liberty and truth in both church and state. They have much to say to us today . . . . Though the issues and ferocity of persecution (by the Popes, prelates, and Erastians), were more obvious during the times covered in this book, the message to contemporary Christians could not be clearer: we are involved in a life and death struggle. Few books are this moving or this edifying -- a real treasure! (658 pp., 1884 edition)." -- Publisher
The 1871 edition was praised by Spurgeon.
*Thomson, John Henderson (editor), A Cloud of Witnesses for the Royal Prerogatives of Jesus Christ Being the Last Speeches and Testimonies of Those who Have Suffered for the Truth in Scotland Since . . . , 1680
http://archive.org/details/cloudofwitnesses00thom
A Cloud of Witnesses, 1871 edition, free online e-text. Original from Oxford University. Digitized Aug 31, 2006.
http://books.google.com/books?id=4vMCAAAAQAAJ&dq=thomson+a+cloud+of+witnesses&ie=ISO-8859-1

Traill, Robert (1642-1716), The Works of the Late Reverend Robert Traill, Vol. 1.
"Notes: Vol. 1 contains 'An account of the life and character of the author'."

*Tweedie, W.K. (1803-1863, editor), Tweedie, Scottish Puritans: Select Biographies, 2 volume set, 568 pages and 552 pages, ISBN: 9781848710160 184871016X 9780851519692 0851519695 9780851519708 0851519709. Alternate title: SCOTTISH PURITANS: SELECT BIOGRAPHIES, CHIEFLY FROM THE MANUSCRIPTS IN THE LIBRARY OF THE FACULTY OF ADVOCATES, EDINBURGH.
"This two-volume set is one of the great treasures of Scottish Christian literature. In quick succession, we meet such justly famous and revered figures as John Welsh, David Dickson, William Guthrie, and James Fraser of Brea, but also the lesser known and long forgotten, like the land-laborer of Carrick, John Stevenson. Here are the stories and reflections of men and women who, in times of great darkness, testing, and suffering, tasted what the author of Hebrews calls 'the powers of the age to come'. The 17th Century was a dynamic period in Scottish church history, and yet many of its rich records lay hidden in privately owned manuscripts for two hundred years. It was only with the evangelical awakening of the 1840s that close attention was given to their publication, and a Society, formed for that purpose in Edinburgh, took the name of the historian, Robert Wodrow (1679-1734). On the 26 volumes thus published subsequent authors have depended heavily, and particularly so with respect to the two volumes originally entitled SELECT BIOGRAPHIES. In an era when Puritan literature is again being rediscovered their reprint is timely, providing as it does the opportunity to go back to first-hand sources. Here, for the most part, men and women live in their own words, or in the witness of their contemporaries. The 19th-century editor, William Tweedie, himself an evangelical leader, thought it worthwhile to be the editor of this rare material, and all who have possessed them endorse his judgment." -- Publisher
"When published by The Wodrow Society, the editor claimed that the books would be 'storehouses and authorities for future biographers and historians' and so it has proved. Many of the well-known stories are obviously taken from these sources. . . ."
Tweedie, Scottish Puritans: Select Biographies, Vol. 1
https://archive.org/details/selectbiographies01twee
Tweedie, Scottish Puritans: Select Biographies, Vol. 2
https://archive.org/details/selectbiographies02twee

Twisse, William (1578-1646), Henry Jeanes, John Goodwin, and Arthur Lake, The Selected Works of William Twisse, 6 volumes.
Volume 1 contains a biographical sketch.

Various, Tales and Sketches of the Covenanters: Being a Choice Selection of Narratives, Founded on Fact, in Connection With the Persecution Waged Against the Covenanters in Scotland 200 Years ago. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
Didactic fiction.

Wagner, Michael, Forgotten Hero: The Autobiography of David Steele, 6 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.

Walker, James, The Theology and Theologians of Scotland, 1560-1750

Walker, Patrick, An Account of the Remarkable Life and Death of the Reverend Mr. Alexander Peden . . . Who died January 28, 1686, about sixty years of age . . . London, 1774. Available (SIX SAINTS OF THE COVENANT: PEDEN, SEMPLE, WELWOOD, CAMERON, CARGILL, SMITH) on the Puritan Hard Drive.

Walker, Patrick, and J. Duncan (editor), The Life and Death of the Reverend Mr. Alexander Peden . . . Who Died January 28, 1686, About Sixty Years of age. . . London, 1774. Abridged from THE LIFE OF MR. ALEXANDER PEDEN by Patrick Walker. Alternate title: AN ACCOUNT OF THE REMARKABLE LIFE AND DEATH OF THE REVEREND MR. ALEXANDER PEDEN: LATE MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL AT NEW GLENLUCE IN GALLOWAY, IN SCOTLAND. WHO DIED JANUARY 28, 1686, ABOUT SIXTY YEARS OF AGE. SINGULAR FOR PIETY, ZEAL AND FAITHFULNESS; BUT ESPECIALLY, WHO EXCEEDED ALL TO BE HEARD OF IN OUR LATE AGES, IN THAT GIFT OF FORESEEING OF EVENTS, AND FORETELLING WHAT WAS TO BEFAL THE CHURCHES AND NATIONS OF SCOTLAND AND IRELAND, PARTICULAR FAMILES AND PERSONS, AND OF HIS OWN LIFE AND DEATH.

Walker, Patrick, Some Remarkable Passages in the Life and Death of That Singular Exemplary Holy in Life, Zealous and Faithful Unto the Death, Mr. Daniel Cargill . . . And with him Mr. Walter Smith, Mr. James Boig, William Cuthil, and William Thomson . . . Edinburgh, 1732.

Walker, Patrick, Some Remarkable Passages of the Life and Death of These Three Famous Worthies . . . Mr. John Semple, Mr. John Welwood, Mr. Richard Cameron . . . 1727. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available in SOME REMARKABLE PASSAGES OF THE LIFE AND DEATH OF MR. ALEXANDER PEDEN, ETC. -- SOME REMARKABLE PASSAGES OF THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ... MR. JOHN SEMPLE, MR. JOHN WELWOOD, MR. RICHARD CAMERON, ETC. -- SOME REMARKABLE PASSAGES IN THE LIFE AND DEATH OF ... MR. DANIEL CARGILL, ETC. -- A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND DEATH OF . . . MR. WALTER SMITH.

Walker, Patrick, and David Hay Fleming, Six Saints of the Covenant: Peden, Semple, Welwood, Cameron, Cargill, Smith, 2 volumes, ISBN: 0790572621 9780790572628. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"Covers the lives of Peden, Semple, Welwood, Cameron, Cargill and Smith. These two volumes are edited with illustrative documents, introduction, notes, and a glossary by David Hay Fleming. Walker's advantage in writing of these men, as Hay Fleming points out, can be seen in 'that he lived in the times of which he wrote, that he personally knew many of the Covenanters and martyrs of whom he wrote, and that he was himself a shrewd observer and was endowed with a tenacious memory.' Walker himself had endured imprisonment and torture for the Covenanted cause of Christ and Burton writes that his 'unadorned descriptions of suffering and heroism convey a lesson to the heart which no genius or learning could strengthen,' indexed." -- Publisher
Six Saints of the Covenant: Peden, Semple, Welwood, Cameron, Cargill, Smith, vol. 1 of 2
https://archive.org/details/sixsaintscovena00walkgoog
Six Saints of the Covenant: Peden, Semple, Welwood, Cameron, Cargill, Smith, vol. 2 of 2
https://archive.org/details/sixsaintscovena02walkgoog

Walker, Patrick (compiler), Alexander Shields, William Wilson, Andrew Harley, Biographia Presbyteriana, 2 volumes. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #30.

Watson, Jean L., and John Ker (contributor) Life and Times of Rev. Alexander Peden (the Prophet), and James Renwick. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
" 'If Peden was the John the Baptist of the Covenant, Renwick was John the Evangelist,' writes Ker in his introduction.
"There is no doubt that these courageous men were instrumental in carrying the covenanted testimony through some very dark and trying days -- and each blessed of God with extraordinary gifts. Their work and suffering (and that of many others), is commemorated in a stanza from a poem quoted at the head of the section on Peden. It reads:

'Speed on, thou Covenanted cause! God's blessing upon thee!
Baptized in Scotland's dearest blood albeit thou needs must be:
Christ came not to send peace on earth, only may that red rain,
Still fructify thy living seed, till His return again!'
"In that memorable 50 years' struggle (1638-1688), there is gathered a mass of religious intensity, sacrifice and scholarship, such as perhaps no other period of Scottish history can excel. It is estimated that 18,000 people suffered poverty, torture, banishment, or death. Truly the hills were drenched with the blood of the martyrs.
" 'Scotland has had two Reformations -- the first in the 16th Century, associated with the name of John Knox; the second in the 17th Century, enriched by a galaxy of famous men.' (Cameron, Peden the Prophet, p. 1).
"This book deals will two of the 'stars' in this galaxy. Alexander Peden was universally known as the Prophet of the Covenant. For 23 years, this exiled minister roamed the Scottish country side to evade persecution Ker called him the 'John the Baptist of the Scottish Covenant.'
"Renwick was the last, and among the most eloquent, of the martyrs of the 'killing times.' Ker writes that 'the letters of Renwick remind one not infrequently of those of Rutherford.'
"Stirring history full of edifying truth, not only concerning personal piety and faithful endurance amidst much suffering, but also as a reminder as to how much we owe the Scottish Covenanters for their testimony to biblically based civil and religious order, purity of worship, and an uncompromising love for the truth. Includes some letters and sermons by Peden and some letters from Renwick." -- Publisher

Weatherwax, Nancy, American Society of Church History. Meeting, Theological Research Exchange Network, Ladies of the Covenant: (Re) Interpreting a Heroic age, a microform, 1998.
Bibliography note: Includes bibliographical references (leaves 15-16).
See: *Anderson, James, LADIES OF THE COVENANT, 1851.

Wylie, James A. (1808-1890), James B. Gillies, Disruption Worthies. A Memorial of 1843. With an Historical Sketch of the Free Church of Scotland from 1843 Down to the Present Time, 1881, 2 volumes.

See also: The covenanted reformation short title listing, The history of martyrs, Local church history, alexander craighead, and the mecklenburg declaration, The covenanted reformation of scotland author/title listing, and so forth, and so on.

Related WebLinks

Rev. David Steele (1803-1887)
A brief biography, genealogy, and links.
http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~mudws/family/dsteele.html

Welch, John, The Life, Correspondence, and Sermons of John Welch, Sometime Minister of the Gospel in Ayr
http://www.truecovenanter.com/welch/index.htm

WorldCat su:Covenanter Biography
WorldCat's subject heading Covenanter Biography has about 90 citations having to do with the Scottish covenanter struggle.
http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=su%3ACovenanters+Biography.&fq=&dblist=638&qt=first_page



Funeral Sermons of Saints

It should be kept in mind that "spiritual unity [the unity between persons having the same objective faith in the Gospel -- compiler], is much more intimate than physical unity can be [Spiritual unity transcends geographical distance and transcends temporal time to eternity. Therefore, a Christian funeral, while bittersweet, is also a great celebration. The spirit may have left the body, but there is a love among the faithful that transcends space and temporal time into eternity, and that oneness is felt by the Elect at a funeral. -- compiler], and that such physical analogies of spiritual unity as the Lord's Supper and marriage, rather than exaggerating the intimacy of spiritual unity, do not even approach it." -- John W. Robbins commenting on Philemon 4-7 in Slavery Christianity

Bates, William (1625-1699), and Thomas Manton (1620-1677), A Sermon Preached at the Funeral of the Reverend and Excellent Divine Dr. Thomas Manton, 1678.

Baxter, Richard, A Breviate of the Life of Margaret, the Daughter of Francis Charlton of Apply in Shropshire Esq.; and Wife of Richard Baxter. For the use of all, but especially of their Kindred. There is also Published the Character of her Mother, truly described in her Published Funeral Sermon. Reprinted at her Daughter's Request, called 'The Last Word of a Believer, His passing-prayer, recommending his departing Spirit to Christ, to be received by him.

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), and Ely Bates, Biographical Collections: or Lives and Characters, From the Works of the Reverend Mr. Baxter, and Dr. Bates (with various additions interspersed), of the following excellent persons . . . Together with abstracts of their funeral sermons. . . . London, 1766, 2 volumes

Burnham, Richard, Pious Memorials; or, The Power of Religion Upon the Mind, in Sickness, and at Death: Exemplified in the Experience of Many Divines and Other Eminent Persons . . . By the late Mr. Richard Burnham . . . With a recommendatory preface, by . . . James Hervey . . . a new edition. To which is now added, a large appendix . . . Paisley, 1788.

Calamy, Edmund (1600-1666), Thomas Manton (1620-1677), Joseph Caryl (1602-1673), James Nalton (1600-1662), Thomas Lye (1621-1684), Ashe, Simeon (d. 1662), A Compleat Collection of Farewel Sermons Preached by Mr. Calamy, Dr. Manton, Mr. Caryl . . . [et al.]; Together With Mr. Ash his Funeral Sermon, Mr. Nalton's Funeral Sermon, Mr. Lye's Rehearsal . . . With Their Several Prayers. Alternate title: A COMPLEAT COLLECTION OF FAREWEL SERMONS, PREACHED BY MR. CALAMY, DR. MANTON, MR. CARYL, MR. CASE, MR. JENKINS, MR. BAXTER, DR. JACOMB, DR. BATES, MR. WATSON, MR. LYE, MR. MEAD, DR. SEAMAN, MR. VENNING, MR. BROOKS, MR. COLLINGS, MR. NEWCOMEN, MR. BEERMAN, MR. CRADACOTT, MR. SCLATER, MR. PLEDGER, MR. BULL, MR. LAMB, MR. WADSWORTH, MR. COOPER, MR. G.N, MR. GASPINE, MR. EVANK, MR. GEO. THORN, TOGETHER, WITH MR. ASH HIS FUN. SERM, MR. NALTON'S FUN. SERM, MR. LYE'S REHEARSAL AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE LAST MORNING EXERCISE, AT ALHALLOWES LOMBARD-STREET, MR. CALAMY'S SERMON, PREACHED AT ALDERMANBURY, DECEMBER 28TH LAST, AND MR. WATSON'S SERMON AGAINST POPERY, WITH THEIR SEVERAL PRAYERS. Contains 42 sermons. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
See also Lazarus Seaman, THE SECOND AND LAST COLLECTION OF THE LATE LONDON MINISTERS FAREWEL SERMONS.

Case, Thomas (1598-1682), The Excellent Woman, a Sermon Preached at the Funeral of Mrs. Elizabeth Scott, Dec. 16, 1658. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"THE EXCELLENT WOMAN examines the book of Proverbs to teach of the value and character of the virtuous woman. In the forward Dr. William Sprague writes, 'This is a work that will bear to be read more than once, and each successive reading will be likely to reveal some new gem of thought, which, in the general mass of excellence, had been overlooked before. It is a book suitable for the husband to present to his wife, the mother to her daughter, and the brother to his sister; and the more widely it is circulated, the better for the country and the world'." -- Publisher

Case, Thomas (1598-1682), The Imitation of the Saints, Opened in Some Practical Meditations Upon the Death of Mrs. Anne Brown, Late Wife of Mr. Peter Brown of Hammersmith. Alternate title: HAGIO-MIMESIS.

Case, Thomas (1598-1682), The Vanity of Vain Glory, Opened in a Sermon Preached at the Funeral of Kingsmel Lucy, Esq, 1655. Alternate title: ASARKOKAUKEMA, OR, THE VANITY OF VAINE-GLORY : OPEN'D IN A SERMON PREACHED AT THE FUNERAL OF KINGSMEL LUCY, ESQ., ELDEST SONNE TO FRANCIS LUCY, ESQ. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

Davies, Samuel (1723-1761), Thomas Gibbons, and Samuel Finley, Sermons on Important Subjects.
"To which are prefixed, memoirs and character of the author, and two sermons on occasion of his death, by the Rev. Drs. Gibbons and Finley."

Elliot, Richard, James Mathews, W. Watts, Thomas Fisher, and E. and C. Dilly (firm), Grace and Truth, or A Summary of Gospel Doctrine, Considered in a Funeral Discourse Preached on the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield.

Falwell, Jerry, Dr. Jerry Falwell's Funeral, May 22, 2007
http://www.trbc.org/new/resources.php?p=3

Falwell, Jerry, Rev. Jerry Falwell Memorial (1933-2007) May 22, 2007
http://www.cbn.com/vod/index.aspx?s=/vod/falwellfuneral&title=Jerry%20Falwell%20Memorial%20Service&home=/video/special/jerryfalwell.aspx

Gataker, Thomas (1574-1654), and Richard Sibbes (1577-1635), Christian Constancy Crovvned by Christ. A Funerall Sermon on Apocalyps 2.10. preached at the buriall of M. VVilliam Winter, citizen of London; together with the testimonie then giuen vnto him. By Thomas Gataker, B. of D. and pastor of Rotherhith, 1624

Goode, William, Faith Triumphant in Death; A Funeral Sermon, occasioned by the death of the Rev. W. Romaine . . . preached in the parish church of St. Dunstan, Sunday evening, August 9th, 1795, by the Rev. W. Goode.

Graham, Ruth Bell, Funeral Address of Richard White, Pastor of Montreat Presbyterian Church, June 16, 2007 (Ruth Bell Graham, 1920-2007)
http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/misc?URL=/templates/ArticleMultiMediaPopup.pbs&Date=99999999&ArtNo=70616042&Category=BILLYGRAHAM02&ObjectClass=10&Params=Id=76847
Some of her favorite scripture were read during the ceremony: Psalm 90, Psalm 1, Psalm 23, and Romans 8. Other favorites of Ruth mentioned during the service were:
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11)
Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day. (Psalm 25:4,5)
The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. (Lamentations 3:25)
O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. (Psalm 90:14)
Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. (Psalm 37:4).
See Isaac Taylor's comments in THE TREASURY OF DAVID link below. He begins by saying "The 90th Psalm might be cited as perhaps the most sublime of human compositions -- the deepest in feeling -- the loftiest in theologic conception -- the most magnificent in its imagery." Recommend are the commentary of both Spurgeon and others on the first and last verses, 1 and 17. All are found in the following link:
The Treasury of David, Psalm 90, C.H. Spurgeon
http://www.spurgeon.org/treasury/ps090.php
See also:
The Treasury of David, Psalm 1, C.H. Spurgeon
http://www.spurgeon.org/treasury/ps001.php
The Treasury of David, Psalm 23, C.H. Spurgeon
http://www.spurgeon.org/treasury/ps023.php
And Matthew Henry's commentary on Romans 8:
Romans 8 With Matthew Henry's Commentary
http://www.biblestudytools.com/OnlineStudyBible/bible.cgi?new=1&word=Rom+8§ion=0&version=kjv&showtools=1&language=en
Ruth Bell Graham: A Lifetime Pilgrimage
http://www.citizen-times.com/apps/pbcs.dll/section?Category=BILLYGRAHAM02

Guthrie, James (1612?-1661), The Ordinary of Newgate his Account, of the Behaviour, Confession, and Dying Words of the Malefactors who Were Executed at Tyburn, on Monday the 12th of This Instant February, 1728.

Henry, Matthew (1662-1714), and Philip Henry (contributor), The Miscellaneous Works of the Rev. Matthew Henry: Containing in Addition to Those Heretofore Published, Numerous Sermons now First Printed From the Original Mss.: an Appendix on What Christ is Made to Believers, in Forty Real Benefits, by Philip Henry: Funeral Sermons for Mr. and Mrs. Henry, by the Rev. Matthew Henry: Funeral Sermons on Mr. Matthew Henry, by W. Tong, John Reynolds, and Dr. Williams.

Hodge, Charles (1797-1878), Mourning a Beloved Shepherd: Memorial Sermons for James W. Alexander (1804-1859), ISBN: 193247465X 9781932474657.

Houston, Thomas (1803-1882), The Faithful Minister's Walk With God, [his] Removal by Death, and Future Glory: A Discourse Delivered at Rathfriland, on Sabbath, 14th May, 1837, on the Occasion of the Death of the Rev. John Stewart, Pastor of the Reformed Presbyterian Congregation, Rathfriland.

Jebb, John, A Speech on the Characters and Deaths, of the Rev. John William Reid, and John Sargint, Esq. Delivered From the Chair of the Historical Society . . . Dublin, on Wednesday the Twelfth of December, 1798. By John Jebb . . .

Kennedy, D. James, D. James Kennedy Memorial (1930-2007), September 13, 2007
http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/230783.aspx

Love, Christopher, The Last Speech and Testimony of Mr. Christopher Love, Minister of Laurence Jury, London; Who Suffered Martyrdom on Tower Hill, Aug. 22d 1651, for suspected ploting [sic] against Oliver Cromwel's government delivered to the people from the scaffold.

Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), and Christopher Love, A Sermon Preached at the Funerall of . . . Christopher Love, in S. Laurence Church . . .

Owen, John (1616-1683), A Complete Collection of the Sermons of the Reverend and Learned John Owen, D.D. . . . Also several valuable tracts, now first published from manuscripts: . . . And to the whole are prefix'd Memoirs of his life: some letters written by him upon special occasions: and his funeral sermon, preach'd by Mr. David Clarkson.

Palmer, B.M., Christianity and Law: or The Claims of Religion Upon the Legal Profession. A Discourse upon the occasion of the death of the late Alfred Hennen, the Patriarch of the New Orleans Bar, delivered in the First Presbyterian Church, New Orleans, February 27th, 1870.

Palmer, Samuel, Minister at Hackney, The Dying Believer's Confidence and joy in Christ. A Sermon [on 2 Tim. i. 12 (2 Timothy 1:12)] Preached . . . April 12, 1778, on Occasion of the Death of the Rev. Samuel Wilton, D.D. . . . By Samuel Palmer. To which is added, an oration at his interment in Bunhill-fields, April 10, by Samuel Morton Savage, D.D.

Palmer, Samuel, The True Patriot. A Sermon, on the Much Lamented Death of John Howard, L.L.D. F.R.S. Preached at Hackney, his Native Place. With Memoirs of his Life and Character. By Samuel Palmer . . . London, 1790.

Pemberton, Ebenezer, and Benjamin Colman, A Funeral Sermon on the Death of That Learned and Excellent Divine, the Reverend Mr. Samuel Willard, pastor of a Church of Christ in Boston, and Vice-President of Harvard College, who deceased Slept. 12, 1707.

Shields, Alexander (1660?-1700), An Elegy Upon the Death of That Famous and Faithful Minister and Martyr Mr. James Renwick. Composed . . . After his Execution at Edinburgh, February, 17th, 1688. By Mr. Alexander Shields . . . .

Spurstowe, William (1605?-1666), A Crown of Life, the Reward of Faithfulnesse Being a Sermon Preached Septemb. 12, 1661 at the Funerals of Mr. William Taylor M.A. Minister of the Gospel, at Saint Stephens Coleman-street, London / by William Spurstowe, 1662. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

Steele, David (1803-1887), Endless Life the Inheritance of the Righteous: A Discourse Delivered in the First Reformed Presbyterian Church, New York, on Sabbath, October 11, 1874, in Memory of Rev. John N. McLeod, D.D., the Pastor.

Steele, David (1826-1906), and Robert Hunter, In Memory of the Rev. David Steele, D.D., LL.D. (1826-1906) 66 pages. Alternate title: IN MEMORY OF THE REV. DAVID STEELE, D.D., LL.D, FOR FORTY-FIVE YEARS PASTOR OF THE FOURTH REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CONGREGATION OF PHILADELPHIA AND PROFESSOR IN THE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN SEMINARY AT PHILADELPHIA FOR FORTY-THREE YEARS . . .
The author and subject is David Steele (1826-1906), who was a nephew of David Steele (1803-1887).
"For forty-five years pastor of the Fourth Reformed Presbyterian Congregation of Philadelphia and professor in the Reformed Presbyterian Seminary at Philadelphia for forty-three years . . ."
In Memory of the Rev. David Steele, D.D., LL.D.: For Forty-Five Years Pastor of the Fourth Reformed Presbyterian Congregation of Philadelphia and Professor in the Reformed Presbyterian Seminary at Philadelphia for Forty-three Years. (1907)
http://books.google.com/books?id=bcAEAAAAYAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html
http://www.archive.org/details/inmemoryofrevdav00stee

Toplady, Augustus (1740-1778), A Memoir of Some Principal Circumstances in the Life and Death of the Reverend and Learned Augustus Montague Toplady . . . To Which are Added, Written by Himself, The Dying Believer's Address to his Soul, and his own last will and testament. The second edition, London, 1778.

Toplady, Augustus (1740-1778), The Reverend Mr Toplady's Dying Avowal of his Religious Sentiments.

Vines, Richard (1600?-1656), and Thomas Jacombe (1622-1687), XII Sermons Preached Upon Several Publick Occasions by Richard Vines. To which is adjoined the sermon preached at his funeral by Thomas Jacomb, 1658.

Wesley, Charles, An Elegy on the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield: Who Died at Newbury-Port, on Sunday the 30th of September, 1770.

Wesley, John, A Sermon on the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield: Preached at the Chapel in Tottenham-Court-Road, and at the Tabernacle Near Moorfields, on Sunday, November 18, 1770. By John Wesley, M.A. Late Fellow of Lincoln-College, Oxon: and Chaplain to the Right Honourable the Countess Dowager of Buchan.
On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield, Sermon 53 (text of the 1872 edition)
http://www.ccel.org/w/wesley/sermons/sermons-html/serm-053.html

Williams, Daniel (1643?-1716), Christian Sincerity: Described in a Funeral Sermon June the First, 1707. Occasion'd by the death of . . . Mr. Thomas Doolittle, M.A. By Daniel Williams.

See also: The history of martyrs, and so forth, and so on.



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