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The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:7)

If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding. He layeth up sound wisdom for the righteous: he is a buckler to them that walk uprightly. (Proverbs 2:4-7)

For whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and he shall have more abundance: but whosoever hath not, from him shall be taken away even that he hath. -- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 13:12)

As the apostle says to Timothy, so also he says to every-one, Give yourself to reading. . . . He who will not use the thoughts of other men's brains proves that he has no brains of his own . . . You need to read. Renounce as much as you will all light literature, but study as much as possible sound theological works, especially the Puritanic writers, and expositions of the Bible . . . the best way for you to spend your leisure is to be either reading or praying. -- Charles Haddon Spurgeon



Contents

Works of Jay Adams
Westminster Media
The Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
General Audio Files (CDs and MP3s) From CCEF Speakers
Annual Alumni Conferences of CCEF
Expository Bible Commentaries
Commentaries, General Works
Guides to Commentaries
Commentaries on the Whole Bible
The Old Testament The New Testament Commentaries on the Westminster Standards Including the Westminster Confession of Faith, The Larger Catechism, and The Shorter Catechism
Practical Expository Sermons
Online Sermons
Christian Classics, A Short Title Listing
Collections of Christian Classics
Soli Deo Gloria Facsimile Reprints
The Practical Works of Richard Baxter
Online E-text by Author
The Complete Works of Various Authors
Works by and About the Pilgrims
Puritanism: Works by and About Puritans, Protestant Nonconformity
Puritan Paperback Series From Banner of Truth
Works of Archibald Alexander (1772-1851)
Works of Saint Augustine (Aurelius Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, 354-430 AD)
Works of John Brown (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858)
Works of John Bunyan (1628-1688)
Works of John Calvin (1509-1564)
Works of Gordon Haddon Clark (1902-1985)
Works of Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
Works of George Gillespie (1613-1648)
Works of John Knox (1505-1572)
Works of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones (1899-1981)
Works of Martin Luther (1483-1546)
Works of John Owen (1616-1683)
Works of William Perkins (1558-1602)
Works of John Preston (1587-1628)
Works of the Reformed Presbytery
Works of Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661)
Works of William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Works of C. Gregg Singer (1910-1999)
Works of C.H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)
Works of David Steele (1803-1887)
Resources in Christian Counseling Series
Chapter 3 Related WebLinks

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Chapter 3
Special Listings


Works of Jay Adams

Including works recommended by Jay Edward Adams

Nouthetic: To admonish, to warn, to teach, to confront.

Someone has found 684 commands in the New Testament. Accurate or not, the number must be somewhere nearly so.
And, yet, there are those who believe that any command given to another believer is merely law or works, or something equally as reprehensible to them.
It is neither wrong for God to command us (as Christ in the great commission did), nor preachers today to do so. God doesn't wrong us by doing so; He commands His children as any good Father would -- for our benefit. Why is it, then, that this strange idea is abroad today that all commands are wrong?
Is the problem, then, that we ought not need commands, and that the idea of issuing commands indicates those who need them are living at a lower level than they should? Or is it simply that the objectors just don't like to be told what to so? Whatever the reason, commands there are in the Bible -- and we'd better heed all of those directed to us. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise!" -- Jay Adams, in a blog at nouthetic.org, August 3, 2012

Adams, Jay Edward, Accepting Retarded Children; Handling Troubles; and etc. (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA409 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Am I Too Old to Change? (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA410 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Back to the Blackboard: Design for a Biblical Christian School: A Book for Parents, Teachers, and Administrators, 154 pages, ISBN: 0875520758 9780875520759.
"For parents, teachers and administrators of elementary and secondary Christian day schools (with implications for colleges and seminaries). 'Christian schools, on all levels, are little more than adaptations of pagan schools,' built on an academic model rather than a discipleship model. Educators must give God his proper weight as they design schools. A radical rethinking of education must occur: everything from abolishing grades and homework, to learning 'subjects' in the context of real life projects." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., The Bible in Counseling (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette NP119 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Biblical Sonship: An Evaluation of the Sonship Discipleship Course, ISBN: 1889032158 9781889032153.

*Adams, Jay E., The Biblical View of Self-Esteem, Self-Love, Self-Image, ISBN: 0890815534 9780890815533.
"The self-esteem fad has spread as people combat what is seen as the great modern enemy: low self-esteem rooted in childhood neglect and criticism. Adams traces the roots of these ideas in Adler and Maslow. Challenges the notion of psychological 'needs' ('Scratch out the word "need" and substitute the word "desire," and the result will be a much more accurate reading of the facts.') Exegetes the two great commandments ('Love yourself?'), and Romans 6/Colossians 3 ('Man of infinite worth?'). Unpacks biblical view of self-loathing and self-denial. 'While there is no concern evidenced in the Bible about people having too little self-esteem, and therefore no directions for enhancing self-esteem, God does indicate that He wants us to evaluate ourselves accurately.' (Summary, p. 119). Most of book rebuts popular errors; last seven pages give positive ideas for helping depressed counselees." -- David Powlison
"How to evaluate the modern movement promoting 'self' and Psychology, ideas now well entrenched in many churches. How to determine if this movement has any biblical basis and how Christians can relate to these teachings. Related item: Ganz's PSYCHOBABBLE: THE FAILURE OF MODERN PSYCHOLOGY AND THE BIBLICAL ALTERNATIVE." -- Publisher

Adams, Jay E., A Call to Discernment: Distinguishing Truth from Error in Today's Church, ISBN: 0890815887 9780890815885, 139 pages.
"The contemporary church lacks discernment. Christians attempt to sort out life from a conglomerate of 'misinformation, disinformation, distortion, and truth.' The Bible calls you to develop discernment, as opposed to the mentality which views discernment as synonymous with self-righteous heresy-hunting. Presents a plan for readers to grow in discernment. 'Discernment thrives in an atmosphere of absolutes, among people whose minds have been molded to think antithetically.' How can you develop biblical discernment? Here's both the what-to and the how-to." -- David Powlison

*Adams, Jay E., Christ and Your Problems, ISBN: 0875520111 9780875520117. A booklet.
Exposits I Corinthians 10:13 [1 Corinthians 10:13], for the benefit of counselees. 'At bottom all men in all times face the same basic problems.' You are responsible. God is faithful, therefore you have hope. However difficult the pressures seem, you can make godly choices through Jesus Christ." -- David Powlison
"A Biblical exegesis of I Corinthians 10:13 [1 Corinthians 10:13], showing that a Christian's problems are not unique, and that God will not allow a Christian to be tested beyond his strength, and will always make a way of escape. Should be given to all counselees who need hope." -- Robert B. Somerville

*Adams, Jay E., The Christian Counselor's Casebook, ISBN: 0310511615 9780310511618.
"This is 'a workbook designed for individual or class use in conjunction with COMPETENT TO COUNSEL and THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR'S MANUAL.' Contains snapshots of 60 opening sessions and 45 cases in process. There are three major purposes: [1] to learn how to identify various sorts of problems according to biblical norms; [2] to lay out biblical plans of action for dealing with problems; [3] to provide familiarity with a wide variety of representative types of problems that counselors encounter." -- David Powlison

*Adams, Jay E., The Christian Counselor's Manual: The Practice of Nouthetic Counseling, ISBN: 031051150X 9780310511502.
An in-depth study of counseling problems and their Biblical solutions. The sequel and companion volume to COMPETENT TO COUNSEL. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Adams, Jay E., The Christian Counselor's New Testament: A New Translation in Everyday English, With Notations, Marginal References, and Supplemental Helps, revised and amplified.
"Adams has added numerous counseling-oriented footnotes to his translation of the New Testament, and has made many minor revisions to the text itself in order to enhance readability. The last 70 pages contain the original 'supplemental helps,' a primer on counseling. . . . Marginal notations and footnotes address dozens of topics of practical use to counselors. The Supplemental Helps provide a 60 page summary of nouthetic counseling -- both methodological and conceptual -- and a ready reference. 'Supplemental Helps' reprinted as HELPS FOR COUNSELORS." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., Christian Counselor's Wordbook: A Primer in Nouthetic Counseling, ISBN: 0875520693 9780875520698.
"A glossary of frequently encountered counseling terms, defined and discussed in harmony with Biblical directives."

Adams, Jay E., Christian Forgiveness: Responsibility or Blame-Shifting? (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA407 [audio file].

*Adams, Jay E., Christian Living in the Home, ISBN: 0801000513 9780801000515.
"His [Adam's], approach to family life is conditioned completely by the Bible. He writes, 'A truly Christian home is a place where sinners live; but it is also a place where the members of that home admit the fact and understand the problem, know what to do about it, and as a result grow by grace'." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
"This best-selling title will challenge, encourage, and aid the reader in the development of a truly Christian home. Christians will find this volume full of practical, biblical advice on Christ-centered family living, communication with family members, family guidance and discipline, living with an unbelieving spouse, and many other areas. Pastors and Christian counselors will value this work for its insight and faithfulness to God's Word." -- Publisher
"Written to check the erosion of the family as the basic foundation of society. Practical applications of Scripture to family living are given." -- GCB
A study guide is available.
Christian Living in the Home
http://www.nouthetic.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=82&Itemid=99
Adams, Jay E., Christian Living in the Home: Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic.
Barker, Dorothy Anderson, and Jay Adams, Leader's Guide for Jay E. Adams's CHRISTIAN LIVING IN THE HOME. Alternate title: CHRISTIAN LIVING IN THE HOME (STUDY GUIDE).
"Thirteen week guide for the leader of a Sunday school or Bible study class that utilizes Adams's book on marriage and family." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., Communicating With 20th Century Man, 36 pages, ISBN: 0875520081 9780875520087.
"God calls Christians to evangelistic and apologetic encounters. Modern man is disillusioned with himself, and the strong biblical notes of God's authority and control will find fertile soil. The message must be robust and biblical. The form must communicate well: using communication technologies, the debate format and sociological studies to engage audiences. 'Many evangelistic plans are superficial. People have questions, problems, difficulties, which it takes time, prayer, and patience to solve'." -- David Powlison

*Adams, Jay E., Competent to Counsel: Introduction to Nouthetic Counseling, ISBN: 0310511402 9780310511403.
"This is a classic in the field of Christian counseling. It has helped thousands of pastors, students, layman, and Christian counselors develop both a general approach to Christian counselling and a specific response to particular problems . . . First published in 1970, this book has gone through over thirty printings which has resulted in worldwide impact." -- Publisher
Includes bibliographical references.

Adams, Jay E., Conflict and Rivalry in the Church, a special set of 8 audio files, (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
"Dr. Jay Adams teaches on how to be a peacemaker in the church and how to handle conflicts. Practical advice and examples are given as well as theological motivations." -- Westminster Media

Adams, Jay E., A Consumer's Guide to Preaching, ISBN: 0896933989 9780896933989.
"Among all the books on preaching, here is one that turns the tables and deals with how to listen, not how to preach: 'The Scriptures themselves say more about the listener's responsibility to hear, understand, and implement the message than about the preacher's obligation to faithfully preach it.' Gives practical advice on how to discover God's message to you in what is preached. Closes with 31 one page 'sermon slices' on which to sharpen your listening skills." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., Coping With Counseling Crisis: First Aid for Christian Counselors, ISBN: 0801001129 9780801001123. Alternate title: LECTURES ON COUNSELING.
" 'A good crisis counselor is one who has enough courageous concern to take a different and more biblical view of the crisis than the counselee, yet he will always reach his conclusions in the matter by examination of carefully collected data.' Here are three key elements of crisis counseling: [1] analyze the situation; [2] take an inventory of the state and resources of a counselee; [3] be able to give biblical direction about the proper response to a crisis. Closes with ten crisis case studies to help you think your way through potential problem situations." -- David Powlison

*Adams, Jay E., Counseling and the Five Points of Calvinism, ISBN: 0875520723 9780875520728.
"Conservative churches virtually abandoned the ministry of counseling. A 'double divorce' occurred: between counseling and Scripture (as secular authority reigned in counseling), and between counseling and preaching (with only the latter based on the Bible). Adams seeks to redress these problems. Here are counseling implications that flow from T-U-L-I-P: unbelievers cannot deeply change; counselors can have confidence that believers will grow; Jesus Christ takes a personal interest in counselees; great changes in life can happen because of the effective power of inner grace; never give up on a believer." -- David Powlison
"This title, while controversial in many circles, demonstrates Biblical counseling as it applies to what we know about man in general. It is aimed at the reformed perspective but as J.I. Packer states, we are all basically agreed on the Sovereignty of God in evangelism and life, so why not in counseling. This book will be refreshing to all."
Includes bibliographical references.

Adams, Jay E., A Counseling Seminar: A 12-tape [audio file], Album for Laymen and Pastors Covering the Basic Reasons, Methods and Purpose of Nouthetic Counseling as Based on the Scriptures.
Contents: Hope and counseling (3 tapes), [audio files] -- Christian forgiveness (2 tapes), [audio files] -- Change (2 tapes), [audio files] -- The husband (2 tapes), [audio files] -- The wife (2 tapes), [audio files] -- Questions and answers.
Search the series "Jay Adams Tape Library" in WorldCat (OCLC) for a listing of 21 audio tapes [audio files].

*Adams, Jay E., Counseling and the Sovereignty of God, 14 pages. Reprint of a chapter from WHAT ABOUT NOUTHETIC COUNSELING? Reprinted in LECTURES ON COUNSELING.
"For people in tough life circumstances there is only one hope: 'Knowing that God knows, that God cares, that God hears their prayers, and that God can and will act in His time and way to work even in this for good to His own. . . a confident assurance that God is sovereign.' Addresses the 'question on the lips of nearly every counselee -- Why? Why did this have to happen? Why did it have to happen to me? Why did it have to happen now?' Lucid summary of Adams's attitudes toward psychology and psychiatry." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., Counseling Workshop: An Alcoholic Partner; Long-Term Counseling; Suicide; Forgiveness; Larry Crabb's Approach (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA504 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Counseling Workshop: Approaches to Discipleship; Women in Biblical Counseling (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA502 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Counseling Workshop: Demon Possession; Divorce; Church Discipline (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA503 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Counseling Workshop: Introduction; Counseling Principles; Counseling Non-Christians (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA501 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Counseling Workshop: Multiple Persons; Unbeliever Doesn't Leave; Discipling Children; Obesity and Fatness, 6 audio files, (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation).
Audio cassette JA505 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Crisis Counseling: Aid (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA201 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Crisis Counseling: Analysis (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA202 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Crisis Counseling: Direction (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA204 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Crisis Counseling: Inventory (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA203 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Effective Communication; Disabled people; Inferiority complex; Unsaved wife; Be prepared! (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA406 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Essays on Biblical Preaching, ISBN: 0310510414 9780310510413.
Combines two books into one, TRUTH APPARENT and PREACHING TO THE HEART.

Adams, Jay E., Essays on Counseling, ISBN: 0310511712 9780310511717. Includes bibliographical references.
"Collected essays on various counseling topics including: 'Is Society Sick?' 'Grief as a Counseling Opportunity,' 'Drugs and Your Child,' and many more." Previously published as THE BIG UMBRELLA AND OTHER ESSAYS ON CHRISTIAN COUNSELING. . . .
"A dozen lectures meant to orient people to the basic ideas of Christian counseling. The 'Big Umbrella' is the notion that mental illness explains any and every difficulty in life. Organic mental malfunction is a much smaller -- and legitimate -- umbrella, but it must not be confused with the vast turf of problems in living. Psychiatrists and others who illegitimately counsel are squatters on the pastor's turf. 'What I wrote [in COMPETENT TO COUNSEL], is only a frail beginning. It is going to take dozens and dozens of us years and years to develop counseling that is fully Christian, clearly defined and articulated.' Treats evangelism in counseling, grief counseling, demon possession, marital and familial communication, abuses of small groups, drugs, masturbation and homosexuality. 'The kind of counseling that we have been discussing may be structured, but it also is an informal pervasive force among the people of God'." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., Fear of Death; Church Discipline; Being in the Hospital (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA408 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Four Weeks With God and Your Neighbor, ISBN: 0801001404 9780801001406.
"Exactly what the title says. Frequently the words 'devotion' and 'devotional' connote 'a superficial, mystical reading of the Bible (without understanding), mixed with prayer. Nothing could be further from my mind. . . . The bible is not a mystical book; it does not intend to mystify but to give knowledge and wisdom for life.' 28 days to apply oneself to biblical change." -- David Powlison
"A devotional workbook for counselees and others. Designed for use with counselees as part of homework assignments. Aids in pinpointing sinful patterns and provides a means to leading a more consistent Christian life." -- Publisher

*Adams, Jay E., From Forgiven to Forgiving: Discover the Path to Biblical Forgiveness, ISBN: 1879737124 9781879737129.
"For the 'average Christian,' to shed light on all aspects of forgiveness seeking and granting, and to counter erroneous views. How do forgiven persons -- God's children -- become forgiving persons? Defines, illustrates, motivates and challenges people to deal with forgiveness issues biblically. Clear thinking is essential: 'Labels are important not only as signs of the thing they signify but also as signposts that point to solutions to the problems they categorize.' Tackles unbiblical concepts such as forgiving self, forgiving God, apologizing, 'forgive and forget'." -- David Powlison
"A detailed look at forgiveness from the Bible. He finds that much of what passes for Biblical teaching on this subject just plain misses the mark." -- GCB

Adams, Jay E., Giving Hope in Counseling: And Preaching Workshop

*Adams, Jay E., Godliness Through Discipline, ISBN: 0875520219 9780875520216. A booklet.
"Practical help from I Timothy 4:7 [1 Timothy 4:7], Luke 9:23, and Hebrews 5:13f. Your whole life should be oriented toward godliness. 'Discipline means work; it means sustained daily effort. The word Paul used is the one from which the English words "gymnastics" and "gymnasium" have been derived.' 'Jesus insisted that Christians must deny the self within them. By the self, He meant the old desires, the old ways, the old practices, the old habit patterns that were acquired before conversion.' Just as you practiced sin habitually when you lived the desire-oriented life of sin, now you must practice righteousness through the power of the Holy Spirit until it too becomes habitual. 'There is no easier path to godliness than the prayerful study and obedient practice of the Word of God'." -- David Powlison
"For the person who thinks that godliness comes instantly through some kind of experience. This booklet shows clearly that the Christian life must be a disciplined life." -- Robert B. Somerville

Adams, Jay E., God's Standard and Program for Change; God's Methodology for Change (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA102 [audio file].

*Adams, Jay E., The Grand Demonstration: A Biblical Study of the So-Called Problem of Evil, ISBN: 0941717062 9780941717069.
"Answers the large and primary question of why human beings have become objects of divine wrath. Why does a good God plan evil, and, having planned it, why does He complain when men sin, and consign those who fail to repent to an eternity in hell? Romans 9:22 describes the 'grand demonstration' of God's grandeur and glory in revealing His holy wrath and power. 'To accept the teaching of Romans 9 requires a radical reorientation of one's perspective on the ways of God and man. . . . . The thrust of this book runs counter to almost everything you have ever heard, not only outside, but also inside of the church.' Grasping it should humble, thrill and motivate you." -- David Powlison "Penetrates deeply into the scriptural teaching about the nature of God and the existence of evil."

Adams, Jay E., Grist From Adams Mill, ISBN: 0875520790 9780875520797.
"Contains 27 two to four page essays on a wide range of topics: 'tracts for the times.' How does God guide? Where do you get peace? How do you handle interruptions? Dealing with church hoppers? Think: does God hate the sin but love the sinner? Are you clear about the Gospel? How do you handle the influence -- for bad or good -- that people have on one another? How do you deal with differences on biblically debatable matters? What is good music? How can you be professional in your ministry, in the best sense of the word? How do you judge success and failure?" -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., Handbook of Church Discipline, ISBN: 0310511917 9780310511915.
"Presents clear description of church discipline, embedding the formal and remedial aspects in a context of informal, preventive, positive discipline. The five steps of discipline include three informal aspects (practice self-discipline; go one-on-one; take one or two others), and two formal aspects (take it to the church; hand over to the world). Lots of how-to and what-if to guide individuals and churches into the God-honoring practice of church discipline." -- David Powlison
"This is a handbook for pastors, elders, and all Christians who want to see how Scripture presents the process of discipline that should operate in the Christian community . . . The author has developed the book around the five steps of corrective discipline found especially in Matthew 18:15-17." -- Publisher

Adams, Jay E., Handling Anger God's Way; Dealing With Depression (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA105 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Helps for Counselors: A Mini-Manual for Christian Counseling, 63 pages. Reprint of the helps from the back of THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR'S NEW TESTAMENT.
Contains: Counselor's quick check list, Fifty failure factors, Remarks and responses, Counseling outlines (for various problems), The counselor's topical worklist, and so forth.

Adams, Jay E., How to Handle Trouble, ISBN: 0875520766 9780875520766.
"Focuses on Philippians 1:12-26, where Paul views his hardships as opportunities to glorify Christ."
" 'A practical handbook that gives biblical directions to follow in times of trouble.' Where The Grand Demonstration works out the implications of God's decretive will, this book works out the implications of God's directive will by which he pastorally guides His people. Based on Philippians 1, it lays out six steps for handling trouble: recognize God is in the problem; remember God is up to something; believe that He is up to something good; discover where and how God is at work; get involved in what He is doing; expect good effects." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., How to Help People Change: The Four-Step Biblical Process, 203 pages.
"Unfolds the counseling process through an exposition of II Timothy 3:14-17 [2 Timothy 3:14-17]. Bases all on the centrality of God and the vertical dimension for counseling: The Holy Spirit and the Word work in concert. Change unfolds through teaching, conviction, correction and training. 'Learn both how to launder your mind of pagan psychological and psychiatric theories and how to use the Bible cogently and effectively in its full strength.' Contains reprint of Adams's 1982 journal article on 'Integration'." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., How to Overcome Evil, ISBN: 0801001269 9780801001260.
"Learn to assess yourself and the situation accurately in the light of who God is, in order that you might repent and trust Christ. Make plans for how you will obey Christ in tough situations. Pray to God for the Holy Spirit. Act to Christ's glory." -- David Powlison
"A series of lectures which shows how to 'put off' evil and 'put on' good. For counselors and counselees." A practical exposition of Romans 12:14-21.

Adams, Jay E., I Will Tell Thee the Mystery: A Study in Biblical Eschatology.
"A vigorous defense of the amillennial system of interpretation. Commendable for its positive statement of the Reformed position." -- Cyril J. Barber

Adams, Jay E., Insight and Creativity in Christian Counseling: An Antidote to Rigid and Mechanical Approaches, ISBN: 0310511313 9780310511311.
"Counselors must do justice both to the fundamental commonalities and to the diverse particulars of counseling situations and life situations. 'Insight into the inner workings of sinful human beings, into their outer circumstances and problems, and into the correct meaning and applicability of appropriate Bible passages is absolutely essential to counseling. Likewise, the importance of creativity cannot be minimized. It is creativity that particularizes the common, fitting together the usual and the unusual in each situation. Without it, people are crammed into molds they don't fit; rather, the truth must be adapted and applied (but not accommodated), to each person as he is'." -- David Powlison
"Dr. Adams says there are inborn qualities or special gifts. They can be learned and developed under proper guidance and direction. These both play an important role in the counseling process. This book is intended to help you to gain insight and creativity." Includes bibliographical references.

Adams, Jay E., The Jay Adams Library Series.
This series was once offered as a library of basic Jay Adams books for the counselor's library. Apparently the books in the series are now being marketed singly only.
"These books contain a library of information on counseling and the pastoral ministry." -- GCB

Adams, Jay E., Jay Adams Counseling Series at Sound Word Associates, 23 audio files.
http://www.soundword.com/jay-adams-library-.html

*Adams, Jay E., The Jay Adams Set of Commentaries, a series of 10 volumes (Timeless Texts). Alternate title: THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR'S COMMENTARY SERIES and TEN VOLUME CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR'S COMMENTARY SERIES.
"This 10-volume series of commentaries is written in everyday English -- a must for laymen as well as the Pastor/Counselor. Jay Adams explains and applies biblical truths in the clear, understandable way that typifies his writing. He does not try to duplicate the standard technical commentaries, but supplements them with the implications of the text for God-honoring counseling and Christian living." -- Publisher

Adams, Jay E., The Language of Counseling. Alternate title: THE LANGUAGE OF COUNSELING and THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR'S WORDBOOK: A PRIMER OF NOUTHETIC COUNSELING, ISBN: 0310510619 9780310510611.
" 'One of the major unifying themes in my rather zigzag career has been the central place language holds in all the activities in which I have been involved.' Language and labels matter, because in the battle for men's minds language and ideas are the principal weapons: 'Ideological attack, rather than physical attack, has been Satan's most successful ploy.' The words counselors and counselees use matter, and this book pushes you to take stock of the words you say and hear. Counselors must 'deliberately adopt new words and constructions that more aptly express the biblical facts in each counseling situation'." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., Lectures on Counseling, ISBN: 0801001226 9780801001222.
"This volume brings together three previous title: YOUR PLACE IN THE COUNSELING REVOLUTION, THE USE OF SCRIPTURES IN COUNSELING, and COPING WITH COUNSELING CRISIS. New lectures are: THE STUDENT-PASTOR COUNSELOR TODAY, and COUNSELING AND THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD." Includes bibliographical references and index.

Adams, Jay E., Listening in Counseling (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA206 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Managing the Time God Gives us; Schizophrenia; Role-Play Cases and Critiques (part 1). (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA106 [audio file].

*Adams, Jay E., Marriage, Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible, ISBN: 0310511119 9780310511113.
"You will not find better material on the Biblical teaching on divorce and remarriage. This resource is an easily understood exegetical treatment of the data available. It is a must for those who counsel people caught in this growing problem."
"A book for every pastor, elder, and counselor. Get this issue straight before you do anything else. The Bible speaks with the only real authority on this subject." -- GCB

Adams, Jay E., Marriage and Family Life: Purpose of Companionship, Cleaving (part 1) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA401 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Marriage and Family Life (part 2): Headship, Husband's Helper, Submission (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA402 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Marriage and Family Life (part 3): Discipline, Motivation, Good for Evil (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA403 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Meaning and Mode of Baptism, ISBN: 087552043X 9780875520438.
"Some of the propositions set forth in chapter 28 of the Westminster Confession of Faith [1646], (Of Baptism), are as follows: 'III. Dipping of the person into the water is not necessary; but baptism is rightly administered by pouring or sprinkling water upon the person.
'IV. Not only those that do actually profess faith in and obedience unto Christ, but also the infants of one or both believing parents are to be baptized.
'V. Although it be a great sin to contemn or neglect this ordinance, yet grace and salvation are not so inseparably annexed unto it as that no person can be regenerated or saved without it, or that all that are baptized are undoubtedly regenerated.
'VI. The efficacy of baptism is not tied to that moment of time wherein it is administered; yet, notwithstanding, by the right use of this ordinance the grace promised is not only offered, but really exhibited and conferred by the Holy Ghost, to such (whether of age or infants), as that grace belongeth unto, according to the counsel of God's own will, in his appointed time. 'VII. The sacrament of Baptism is but once to be administered to any person.'
"In this book Adams defends these positions in an easy to read and incisive manner. This is without a doubt the best short book on this topic, as it deals with all the major arguments concerning both the meaning and the mode of baptism. It has been priced for the widest possible distribution." -- Publisher

*Adams, Jay E., More Than Redemption: A Theology of Christian Counseling, ISBN: 0310511011 9780310511014. Alternate title: A THEOLOGY OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING: MORE THAN REDEMPTION.
"Four major sections seek to articulate a biblical theology of counseling. The first seven chapters deal with the relevance of God and His Word to counseling: e.g., 'God is man's environment'; 'because counseling is part of the ministry of the Word (just as preaching is), it is unthinkable to use any other text (just as it would be unthinkable to do so in preaching).' The next four chapters deal with the nature of man in creation and in sin. The next seven deal with the change process (salvation and sanctification), including a lengthy section on forgiveness. The book closes with a miscellany of other topics. Along with COMPETENT TO COUNSEL, THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR'S MANUAL, and LECTURES ON COUNSELING, this is a fundamental book for understanding nouthetic counseling.
"Reprints in entirety two books, COPING WITH COUNSELING CRISES and THE USE OF THE SCRIPTURES IN COUNSELING and two pamphlets "Your Place in the Counseling Revolution" and "Counseling and the Sovereignty of God." Opens with a challenge to seminary students to consider their calling as 'pastor-counselors'." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., A Personal Word to Women, 3 pages.
"Practical advice to women about how to handle their menstrual period and the temptations that variation in hormone levels can bring." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., The Power of Error: Demonstrated in an Actual Counseling Case, 49 pages.
"A summary of a pastoral counseling case that went on for many months, meandering and fruitless. Critiques both the pastor's handling of the case and the psychiatrist's supervision in the light of nouthetic principles." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., Preaching to the Heart: A Heart-to-Heart Discussion With Preachers of the Word, ISBN: 1889032344 9781889032344.
"Acts 2:37 and 7:54 describe preaching that struck squarely at the heart and evoked a definitive response from the hearers. Heart is 'the whole inner man,' intellect as well as emotions. Some hearts are hardened and other hearts are transformed by the Word. 'To preach to the heart one must preach from the heart,' dominated and influenced by the Holy Spirit. The ingredients of such preaching include boldness, faithfulness to the Word, and clarity." -- David Powlison
"Beginning with the Biblical meaning of 'heart,' Dr. Adams shows that preaching must flow from a heart of godly devotion to pierce the hearts of its listeners." -- GCB

Adams, Jay E., Preaching With Purpose: The Urgent Task of Homiletics, ISBN: 0801001935 9780801001932.
" 'As there was a need for a definitive change in Christian counseling when I wrote Competent to Counsel, so too is there a need for such change in all areas of the practical field -- in administration, Christian education, pastoral work -- but especially in preaching.' The work of the preacher centers around one key question: how can you discern and remain true to the purpose or intention of the Holy Spirit in the Word? Includes material on the relationship of preaching to counseling and on the issue of 'self-esteem/image'." -- David Powlison
"Your preaching must have a goal and purpose which speaks directly to your congregation and brings about change." -- GCB

Adams, Jay E., Proper Submission to the Proper Authorities (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA405 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Q&A: Counseling Woman Whose Husband Abuses her and Children (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
"How would you counsel a woman whose husband is physically abusive to his wife and children? How does inter-church discipline work?"
Audio cassette JA209 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Q&A: What Certain Gifts are Required for Counseling? What if a Person Ignores his Problem? (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
"Are certain gifts specifically suited for counseling? What if a person has a problem and is not aware of it?"
Audio cassette JA205 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Question-Asking Techniques; The Need for Homework in Counseling (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA103 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Questions and Answers: How do you Counsel Deep Depression? (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Questions and Answers: What is Marriage? Marriage and Family Problems (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA104 [audio file].

*Adams, Jay E., Ready to Restore: The Layman's Guide to Christian Counseling, 111 pages.
"An introductory textbook in nouthetic counseling: accessible, compact, covering both conceptual and methodological matters. 'God calls every Christian to counsel some people, somewhere, at some time about something.' Galatians 6:1 provides the banner verse: the character of the counselor, the problems in view, the methods. Meant for individual study or for a class or Bible study group." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., The Role of Father in the Home (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JAR02 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., The Role of Husband in the Home, (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JAR01 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Role-Play Cases and Critiques (part 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA107 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Role-Play and Critique (part 1); Wife Abandoned; Potential Suicide (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA210 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Role-Play and Critique (part 2); Wife Won't Speak; Homosexuality; Wife With Cancer (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA211 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Role-Play and Critique (part 3) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
"Wife's Husband Dies; Mother's Baby Born Deformed; Pregnant Unwed Daughter."
Audio cassette JA212 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Role-Play and Critique (part 4) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
"Husband Wants Wife-Swapping."
Audio cassette JA213 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., Seminar on Counselor Training Sponsored by Pentagon Christian Fellowship Delivered at Fort Belvoir Chapel, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Role playing cases and critiques. Cases based on those in the CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR'S CASEBOOK.

Adams, Jay E., Sermon Analysis: A Preacher's Personal Improvement Textbook and Workbook, ISBN: 0896361934 9780896361935.
"A course to investigate preaching. Contains sermons by Origen, Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Latimer, Edwards, Whitefield, Spurgeon, and others. Read the sermons by these great preachers, engage in analysis, and probe to find out what made them great. . . ." -- GCB

Adams, Jay E., Sex Change; Division in Eldership; Children; Suicide; Paranoia; Repression; Forgetting; Death (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA506 [audio file].

*Adams, Jay E., Shepherding God's Flock: A Handbook on Pastoral Ministry, Counseling and Leadership, ISBN: 0310510716 9780310510710.
"The book is divided into three parts: Pastoral Life deals with the pastor, his calling, and the general care he provides the flock. Pastoral Counseling provides an overview of the task and general approach for pastoral counselors. Pastoral Leadership offers a perspective on the ways the pastor can lead the church in its many tasks and responsibilities." -- Publisher
"An 'unparalleled handbook' on ministry for teaching and ruling elders." -- Publisher
"A handbook on pastoral ministry, counseling, and leadership. This book is one of the finest you can get and will help you in the real world. The contents come out of years of working directly with ministers, counselors, and work as a seminary professor." -- GCB
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Adams Jay E., Should a Christian Be Able to Counsel? Instilling Hope in the Counselee (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA101 [audio file].

Adams, Jay, Sibling Rivalry in the Household of God, ISBN: 0896362361 9780896362369.
"About 'the causes and effects of rivalry among brothers and sisters in Christ and what can be done about it. . . .' 'Sibling rivalry in the household of faith -- just like at home -- is due entirely to sin.' Other supposed causes are not causes but occasions for our self-centered human nature to act. The Holy Spirit gives practical guidance in His Word for solving rivalry and conflict through repentance, faith and obedience." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., Solving Marriage Problems: Biblical Solutions for Christian Counselors, ISBN: 0875520812 9780875520810.
"Marriage and family problems are the number one counseling problem. Too many times Christian counselors combine worldly ideas, from purely secular sources, with the Bible. Adams tries a purely Biblical approach which assumes that God speaks authoritatively on marriage." -- GCB
Includes bibliographical references.
"Practical training for counselors in how to understand and solve marriage problems. What are the basics of the biblical view of marriage? What sorts of problems destroy marriages?: [1] unbiblical concepts ('problems of error'); [2] sinful living patterns ('problems of practice']; [3] relationships with others (e.g., companions, in-laws, children, former spouse); [4] general influences in society. Gives methods for discovering and solving problems." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., Sovereignty of God in Counseling (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
"Dr. Adams' lecture upon his inauguration as full professor at Westminster Theological Seminary."
Audio cassette JA301 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., A Thirst for Wholeness: How to Gain Wisdom From the Book of James, 143 pages, ISBN: 0964355698 9780964355699.
"A study of the inner dynamics of human life from the book of James. Meant to be used personally or in a study group or class. Works thematically, covering anger, desires, doubt, prayer, peacemaking, sickness, among other things. The section on the 'inner/outer aspects of sin' (Chapter 3), rebuts a host of misconceptions of nouthetic counseling as externalistic: 'The struggle for mastery over one's desires must be achieved. . . . Christian, resist sin at the start, as Jesus did. Abort inner sin before it is born. Augustine encourages us with these words: 'Pray that God may make you conqueror of yourself. . . not the enemy without, but of your own soul within. . . . Let no enemy from without be feared: conquer yourself, and the whole world is conquered'." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., The Time is at Hand.
Note this is a preterist work.
"The Bible teaches a realized millennium, contrary to unrealized millennium views (pre-mil and post-mil). The book of Revelation was addressed to contemporary readers, and is now largely fulfilled. The Lord revealed himself (Rev. 1), [Revelation 1] to address current conditions in seven churches (Rev. 2-3), [Revelation 2 -- Revelation 3]. Heaven opens to give reassurance: God is in control and God cares (Rev. 4-5), [Revelation 4 -- Revelation 5]. The Lord deals with the persecution of believers under Judaism (Rev. 6-11), [Revelation 6 -- Revelation 6], and Rome (Rev. 13-19), [Revelation 13 -- Revelation 19], with glimpses behind the scenes at Satan's career (Rev. 12 and 20:1-10), [Revelation 12 and Revelation 20:1-10]. Finally, the message extends to deal with the universal judgment of all men and the eternal paradise (Rev. 20:11 through 22), [Revelation 20:11 -- Revelation 22]. The apostle's purpose is to encourage believers in imminent trials. Satan is restrained from deceiving the nations (as he had done from the Fall until the book of Acts, and as he will do briefly before Christ's return). The church now spreads the reign of Christ through the ministry of the Word." -- David Powlison
"This short book dealing with the book of Revelation is once again available. Adams' thesis is that Revelation refers to events contemporary to John's day." -- GCB

Adams, Jay E., A Training Course to Equip Christians for Counseling (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
"This course is a must for the basic principles of Biblical counseling. Every person serious about counseling should avail himself of this course. Contains eight 90-minute audio cassettes [audio files]." -- Robert B. Somerville. This was prepared in the mid-70s.

Adams, Jay E., Truth Applied: Application in Preaching, ISBN: 1870855051 9781870855051.
"Preaching is 'the application of biblical truth to contemporary situations according to the way God applied it.' Therefore you must labor at application. Gives a biblical philosophy of application with practical suggestions on how to implement so that preachers become skilled in making relevant application. Preachers must learn to abstract principles from biblical passages and apply them to similar situations. The Bible itself comes to us as 'truth applied,' the exemplar of what we are to do. Preachers therefore must know and understand two sets of persons, places, times and circumstances: the original recipients of the biblical messages and contemporary recipients'." -- David Powlison

*Adams, Jay E., Update on Christian Counseling, volumes 1 and 2, includes MATTERS OF CONCERN TO CHRISTIAN COUNSELORS, ISBN: 0801001536 9780801001536.
"Volume I surveys Biblical teaching on current counseling concerns, e.g. Failure in Counseling, Drugs and Counseling, Getting Organized, etc. . . . Volume II . . . is an evaluation of the latest developments, problems, ideas, and concerns in the field of Christian counseling. This book contains a reviewing of an old article 'Does the Behaviorist Have a Mind?' This series is a must for those who want to be ready. MATTERS OF CONCERN TO CHRISTIAN COUNSELORS is a 'potpourri of principles and practices of Biblical counseling'." Includes bibliographical references.
Essays, on: how counseling affects the counselor; counseling failure; a biblical approach to stress; prescription medications; the Sermon on the Mount as an example of how-to given along with what-to; the problem with apologies; 25 key presuppositions of biblical counseling; structuring counseling; using a Personal Data Inventory; the flexibility of nouthetic counseling; the adaptability of a nouthetic counselor; reminding counselees; definitions of about 115 terms of basic Christian vocabulary, from "Adoption" and "Advent" to "Worship" and "Wrath," do people really get their idea of God from their own fathers?; Christian liberty and questionable practices; counseling disabled people; evaluating transactional analysis; winning an unsaved wife to Christ; using I Corinthians 13 [1 Corinthians 13], in counseling; guidance through "checks" and "promptings"; "Does the Behaviorist Have a Mind?" (reprint of a 1927 article by William Hallock Johnson); eclecticism in counseling; "complicating problems" of various sorts (difficulties growing out of a counselee's primary problem that must be addressed in order to solve the primary problem).

Adams, Jay E., The Use of the Scriptures in Counseling, ISBN: 0801000998 9780801000997.
"A positive perspective on and method for using the Bible in counseling. The Bible, properly understood and used, is a textbook for counseling. It must be used telically, that is, paying attention to the Holy Spirit's purpose in each passage. 'The Scriptures are the peculiar product of the Counselor Himself. . . . Problems in living can be understood properly only when the basic dimension of sin is seen in them.' Has four cases from the Christian Counselor's Casebook, annotated with ideas on how to apply Scripture. Closes with a list of key passages from Scripture on 50 topics, from 'Adultery' and 'Anger' to 'Work' and 'Worry'. (This list of passages is also reprinted in Christian Counselor's New Testament, Helps for Counselors and Ready to Restore)." -- David Powlison
"The place, significance, and application of the Bible to today's counseling problems."

Adams, Jay E., The Use of Talk in Counseling (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
Audio cassette JA207 [audio file].

Adams, Jay E., What About Nouthetic Counseling? A Question and Answer Book With History, Help and Hope for the Christian Counselor, ISBN: 0801001145 9780801001147.
" 'A question and answer book with history, help and hope for the Christian counselor.' Discusses the first ten years of the movement, both the gains that have occurred and the opposition and misunderstandings that have arisen. 25 questions and answers engage common misunderstandings and criticisms. For example, Q: 'Do you think that feelings are unimportant?' A: 'Of course not! They play a vital role in the human makeup.' For example, Q: 'Don't you think that we can learn something from psychologists?' A: 'Yes, we can learn a lot; I certainly have. That answer surprised you, didn't it? If it did, you have been led to believe, no doubt that nouthetic counselors are obscurantists who see no good in psychology.' For example, Q: 'Why can't you use the methods of other counseling systems?' A: 'Well-thought-through systems are self-contained packages. . . . Distinguish between methods and means.' Also contains COUNSELING AND THE SOVEREIGNTY OF GOD." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., What to do on Thursday: A Layman's Guide to the Practical use of the Scriptures, 135 pages, ISBN: 087552074X 9780875520742.
"Making the Bible practical is the author's gift. Sunday is not the Christians only day. This book is designed to bridge the gap in personal application of scriptural principles learned. This method of using the Scriptures will excite you all over again."
"This book contains a 'method that, if faithfully followed, will make your Bible a practical Book that you can use, not only on Sunday but on Thursday, and every other day in the week, to solve the problems that you encounter in daily living.' The Bible was written to be used in daily life, but few Christians have ever been taught how to use it. How do you locate (Bible information, pp. 19-49), understand (Bible interpretation, pp. 53-98), and apply (Bible implementation, pp. 101-134), relevant Scripture? Bible information includes a basic orientation to Scripture. Bible interpretation teaches principles of accurate interpretation, how to use Bible study tools, and how to pursue the intent (telos) of a passage. Bible implementation teaches you how to adapt truth to varying life situations. 'Christians must become actors, not reactors. They must learn to choose and develop goals, structure their lives and become actors who consciously do whatever they do in order to attain biblical goals'." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay E., What do You do When Series.
A 6-pamphlets series including the follow:

  • Adams, Jay E., What do You do When Anger Gets the Upper Hand? Alternate title: YOU CAN DEFEAT ANGER, 8 pages.
    " 'Anger, like a good horse, must be bridled.' Uncontrolled temper is a sin. You can learn to release the energies of anger productively and under control to solve problems." -- David Powlison
  • Adams, Jay E., What do You do When You Become Depressed? Alternate title: YOU CAN CONQUER DEPRESSION.
    "You must know God personally before you can expect Him to give you the help that you need. You must not put the alleviation of depression first as your goal, but rather the desire to please God by doing what He says. You must do exactly as He says regardless of how you feel." -- David Powlison
  • Adams, Jay E., What do You do When Fear Overcomes You? ISBN: 0875520464 9780875520469. Alternate title: YOU CAN OVERCOME FEAR.
    "You must learn to commit yourself prayerfully to doing what God requires of you whether or not you will have a fear experience by doing so. That is the key that will unlock your prison."
  • Adams, Jay E., What do You do When Your Marriage Goes Sour? ISBN: 0875520480 9780875520483. Alternate title: YOU CAN SWEETEN A SOUR MARRIAGE.
    "Love is not first a feeling, because God commands love: to wife, to neighbor, even to enemy. You must learn how to give. You must forgive: a promise not to use it against the person, not to talk to others, not to dwell on it yourself. The husband is responsible to take initiative in love." -- David Powlison
  • Adams, Jay E., What do You do When You Worry all the Time? ISBN: 0875520499 9780875520490. Alternate title: YOU CAN STOP WORRYING.
    A tract by Jay Adams. "Worry is concern about something that one can do nothing about. That is why it tears us apart. 'Christ does not ask you to cease being concerned; instead He tells you to redirect your concern.' Asks three questions: What is my problem?; What does God want me to do about it?; When, where and how should I begin?
  • Adams, Jay E., What to do About Worry, ISBN: 0801000483 9780801000485.
    "Worry is a sin that Christians can learn to overcome. Pray with thanksgiving; find God's solutions; then work on the problem God's way. When you find yourself worrying rather than working, sit down and answer the following three questions: [1] What is my problem?; [2] What does God want me to do about it?; [3] When, where and how should I begin?" -- David Powlison
  • Adams, Jay E., What to do on Thursday: A Layman's Guide to the Practical use of the Scriptures, 135 pages, ISBN: 087552074X 9780875520742.
    "Making the Bible practical is the author's gift. Sunday is not the Christians only day. This book is designed to bridge the gap in personal application of scriptural principles learned. This method of using the Scriptures will excite you all over again."
    "This book contains a 'method that, if faithfully followed, will make your Bible a practical Book that you can use, not only on Sunday but on Thursday, and every other day in the week, to solve the problems that you encounter in daily living.' The Bible was written to be used in daily life, but few Christians have ever been taught how to use it. How do you locate (Bible information, pp. 19-49), understand (Bible interpretation, pp. 53-98), and apply (Bible implementation, pp. 101-134), relevant Scripture? Bible information includes a basic orientation to Scripture. Bible interpretation teaches principles of accurate interpretation, how to use Bible study tools, and how to pursue the intent (telos) of a passage. Bible implementation teaches you how to adapt truth to varying life situations. 'Christians must become actors, not reactors. They must learn to choose and develop goals, structure their lives and become actors who consciously do whatever they do in order to attain biblical goals'." -- David Powlison
  • Adams, Jay E., You can Kick the Drug Habit.
    "If you are hooked on alcohol or other drugs you must learn to put off the old behavior and attitudes and put on the new. Repent of your sin. List ways you are failing God and others. Work with someone who practices biblical counseling to restructure your entire life. Cut off all connections with people who are negative influences. Restructure your life concretely." -- David Powlison
  • Adams, Jay E., What do You do When You Know That You're Hooked?
  • Adams, Jay E., You can Kick the Drug Habit.
    "If you are hooked on alcohol or other drugs you must learn to put off the old behavior and attitudes and put on the new. Repent of your sin. List ways you are failing God and others. Work with someone who practices biblical counseling to restructure your entire life. Cut off all connections with people who are negative influences. Restructure your life concretely." -- David Powlison
  • Adams, Jay E., Winning the War Within: A Biblical Strategy for Spiritual Warfare, ISBN: 188903200X 9781889032009. Alternate title: THE WAR WITHIN: A BIBLICAL STRATEGY FOR SPIRITUAL WARFARE.
    "The Christian life is war. The holy war between God and Satan gets played out within ourselves in the conflict between the Holy Spirit and the flesh. 'It is to the enemy within that Satan, the world, and the demons must make their appeal.' Describes Satan's tactics and power, and then the strategies for victory: the Spirit's sword, prayer, faith, the help of believers. 'The prime purpose of this book is to encourage faltering Christians'." -- David Powlison

    Adams, Jay E., Winning Your Unsaved Husband (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JA404 [audio file].

    Adams, Jay E., You can Conquer Depression, ISBN: 0801000947 9780801000942.
    "You must know God personally before you can expect Him to give you the help that you need. You must not put the alleviation of depression first as your goal, but rather the desire to please God by doing what He says. You must do exactly as He says regardless of how you feel." -- David Powlison

    Adams, Jay E., You can Kick the Drug Habit.
    "If you are hooked on alcohol or other drugs you must learn to put off the old behavior and attitudes and put on the new. Repent of your sin. List ways you are failing God and others. Work with someone who practices biblical counseling to restructure your entire life. Cut off all connections with people who are negative influences. Restructure your life concretely." -- David Powlison
    Adams, Jay E., What do You do When You Know That You're Hooked?

    Adams, Jay E., You can Overcome Fear, ISBN: 0801000939 9780801000935. Alternate title: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN FEAR OVERCOMES YOU.

    Adams, Jay E., You can Stop Worrying, ISBN: 0801000971 9780801000973. Alternate title: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOU WORRY ALL THE TIME.
    "Worry is concern about something that one can do nothing about. That is why it tears us apart. 'Christ does not ask you to cease being concerned; instead He tells you to redirect your concern.' Asks three questions: What is my problem?; What does God want me to do about it?; When, where and how should I begin?" -- David Powlison

    Adams, Jay E., You can Sweeten a Sour Marriage, ISBN: 0801000963 9780801000966. Alternate title: WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN YOUR MARRIAGE GOES SOUR.
    "Love is not first a feeling, because God commands love: to wife, to neighbor, even to enemy [with conditions -- compiler]. You must learn how to give. You must forgive: a promise not to use it [a wrong -- compiler], against the person, not to talk to others, not to dwell on it yourself. The husband is responsible to take initiative in love." -- David Powlison

    Adams, James E., War Psalms, ISBN: 0875520936 9780875520933.
    Foreword by Jay E. Adams, not to be confused with the author, James E. Adams.
    "As to the number of imprecatory Psalms, there are differing opinions. Some scholars see as few as three, others as many as twenty. The reason for this difference is that there are a number of Psalms that contain elements of malediction. It seems to this writer that there are at least ten such Psalms: 7, 35, 55, 58, 69, 79, 83, 109, 137, and 139. -- W. Gary Crampton in What About the Imprecatory Psalms?
    Other Psalms that might be considered imprecatory: 3, 6, 17, 28, 56, 64, 73, 83, 86, 90, 94, 102, 105, 140, and 142.
    A personal listing of Psalms that have imprecatory content or undertones: Psalm 3, 5, 6, 7, 17, 27, 28, 35, 37, 52, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64, 69, 70, 73, 78, 79, 83, 86, 90, 91, 94, 102, 105, 109, 137, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, and 144.

    Barker, Dorothy Anderson, and Jay Adams, Leader's Guide for Jay E. Adams's Christian Living in the Home.
    "Thirteen week guide for the leader of a Sunday school or Bible study class that utilizes Adams's book on marriage and family." -- David Powlison

    *Broger, John C. (developer/editor), Course I: The Self-Confrontation Syllabus for Biblical Counseling Training and Course I: Self-Confrontation Tapes (10 cassette tapes), [audio file], (Rancho Mirage, CA: Biblical Counseling Foundation).
    "Contains 24 weekly lessons intended to move a person through the change process personally as the foundation for working on becoming a counselor (Matthew 7:1-5). Intended for Sunday school and other classes or personal study. The first eight lessons lay the biblical foundation for change. The grace of the God in the gospel of Jesus Christ is spring of all true change, and it prompts a self-confrontation: 'Man's way is oriented to self: to please self, to comfort self, to rely on self, to fulfill self, to forgive self, to exalt self, and to love self. . . . [God's way], emphasizes that you are to live for Him.' The next thirteen lessons treat particular problem areas: selfishness, anger, interpersonal conflict, marriage and family, depression, fear, life-dominating sins. The final three lessons summarize and set the foundation for Course II, Biblical Counseling Training." -- David Powlison
    "Helps Christians solve their personal problems Biblically and equips laymen and women to counsel others Biblically within the church." Particularly valuable for its system of identifying root problems in counseling cases. Some of the material presented is from various writings by Jay E. Adams. The audio cassette tape [audio file], series by John Broger is designed to accompany the course and includes practical examples.
    Biblical Counseling Foundation
    http://www.bcfministries.org

    *Broger, John C. (developer/editor), Course II: Nouthetic Counseling Study Guide. Alternate title: COURSE II: SYLLABUS FOR TRAINING IN BIBLICAL DISCIPLESHIP/COUNSELING. Series Title: Self-confrontation Course.
    Also available: Course II: Self-confrontation Tapes (8 cassette tapes), [audio files], (Rancho Mirage, CA: Biblical Counseling Foundation).
    Biblical Counseling Foundation
    http://www.bcfministries.org

    Broger, John C., Instructor's Guide for the Self-confrontation Course: Based on the Old and New Testaments as the Only Authoritative Rule of Faith and Conduct, ISBN: 1878114026 9781878114020.

    *Carter, Tom (compiler), Jay E. Adams (introduction), 2,200 Quotations: From the Writings of Charles H. Spurgeon: Arranged Topically or Textually and Indexed by Subject, Scripture, and People, ISBN: 080105365X 9780801053658. Alternate title: SPURGEON AT HIS BEST, TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED QUOTATIONS.
    "An excellent anthology of Spurgeon quotations, arranged both topically and by Bible reference. Spurgeon is the master of illustration and the 'illuminating remark' that make Scripture live." -- Publisher
    "Here are some reasons why you need this book. Church historians call Charles Spurgeon 'the Prince of Preachers,' and for good reason! Though he died in 1892, virtually every pastor on earth today knows his name. Few Christian leaders, if any, have been more quoted than Charles Spurgeon.
    "I spent 10 years reading all of Spurgeon's published sermons -- 3,561 of them. They were contained in 63 volumes totaling about 20 million words and 38,000 pages. I discovered keen insights into biblical teachings and dagger-like applications of God's truth -- all spoken in vivid word pictures.
    "This book contains 2292 of the choicest quotations from Spurgeon's lips. This is the cream of the crop from his enormous -- and very expensive -- supply of published sermons. You can look up what Spurgeon said about 300 topics from 'Affliction' to 'Zeal' and hundreds of biblical references from Genesis through Revelation. On the subject of 'Prayer' alone, this book has more than 100 choice stories, insights, and challenging remarks.
    "May you derive as much spiritual benefit from reading these quotations as I did from discovering and compiling them!" -- Tom Carter, the author
    "Almost 2300 quotes from all 63 volumes of Spurgeon's published sermons. Has two parts: Topical with 1500 quotes (300 topics); and Quotations Applicable to Specific Texts (Genesis-Revelation). Excellent for the pastor looking for memorable quotes, anecdotes and Biblical insights. . . . Jay Adams finds it to be profitable both for the pastor and layman." -- GCB

    Dewart, Debbie, and Jay Adams (preface), A way That Seems Right: John Bradshaw's False Gospel, 278 pages.
    "John Bradshaw is the public television guru of the recovery movement (dysfunctional families, inner child, adult child). He eclectically combines various popular psychologies with the language of New Age spirituality. Dewart examines Bradshaw's system in depth, comparing his teachings with the Scripture." -- David Powlison

    Esmail, James Jalal, A Theological Critique of Jay Adams' Nouthetic Counseling. Dissertation: Thesis (M.A.) Cincinnati Bible College and Seminary, 1984.

    Eyrich, Howard A. (editor), What to do When: Addresses, Workshops; Brandt, Adams, et al. Available from National Association of Nouthetic Counselors.
    Proceeding of the annual meeting, 1977.

    Firmin, Michael Wayne, Behaviorism and the Nouthetic Counseling Model of Jay E. Adams. Alternate title: NOUTHETIC COUNSELING MODEL (Dissertation: Thesis [Ph.D.], Bob Jones University, 1988).

    Ganz, Richard, How I Became a Christian Counselor (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Also includes "Dr. Adams, Questions and Answers: Is Masturbation for Christians?"

    *Ganz, Richard, You Shall be Free Indeed!: The Statutes of Liberty for Godly Living, 150 pages, ISBN: 1895019001 9781895019001.
    "Shows how to have the freedom Christ gives. Rings the changes on 'freedom': true vs. false, internal and external, from the expectations of others, to fail or succeed, to change, from self-love, to love, from legalistic holiness, for gospel holiness." -- David Powlison
    "Drawing from his experience as a nouthetic counselor and pastor, Ganz shows how Christians can have the freedom that Christ gives his people. Jay Adams says: 'This is one of the most encouraging and helpful books I have read in a long time'." -- GCB

    Jones, Peter, The Gnostic Empire Strikes Back: An Old Heresy for the New Age, ISBN: 0875522858 9780875522852.
    "A remarkable work. . . . These findings throw a flood of light on a dark subject." -- Jay E. Adams
    "Gay rights are promoted; feminism is making inroads in Christianity; Christians are being silenced in the name of religious tolerance; mystical techniques are soaring and self-knowledge is being adopted. Merely coincidental trends? Peter Jones say 'No!' They are expressions of an ancient heresy reasserting itself today -- GNOSTICISM! He calls the church to spiritual warfare! Be prepared!" -- GCB

    Kamrath, Rodney R., A Critical Evaluation of Jay Adams' Theory of Nouthetic Counseling. Dissertation: Thesis (M.A.) Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1974.

    *Kettler, Steven C. (compiler), Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal. An Annotated Topical Bibliography of Works Containing Biblical Counsel for Persons Seeking Lasting Solutions to Life's Problems, ISBN: 0963682113.
    A book-length annotated bibliography containing over 5700 citations by 2550 authors cross referenced under 440 topic headings. Includes author and title, scripture, and subject indexes.
    An edited version of the 1993 edition of BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL (1997 edition), is available on CD-ROM in Logos Library System (LLS) format.
    "This unique book-length bibliography enables the reader to bring known Biblical counselors into the home via book, audio cassette [audio file], video cassette, and the World Wide Web. Painstakingly researched over a 15-year period, it is a gold mine of Biblical wisdom. The 5,700 titles by 2,300 authors include little known and hard to find books, for example, 273 Reformed classics. The breadth of the collection evidences the interrelationship of absolute truth, life, moral behavior, the law, freedom, obedience, social stability, and the positive sanctions of God. Therefore, it is a strong apologetic for the Biblical Christianity of our forefathers, that aimed to be true to Christ." -- Publisher Logos Research Systems
    http://www.logos.com
    The Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrhome.html
    Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
    http://books.google.com/books?id=j4vzqat_dqEC&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html
    Some Complementary Works
    http://www.lettermen2.com/somecomp.html

    Mack, Wayne A., Your Family, God's way: Developing and Sustaining Relationships in the Home. Alternate title: BUILDING YOUR FAMILY GOD'S WAY: THE ROLE OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION IN THE HOME, ISBN: 0875523587 9780875523583.
    "Unfolds Psalm 128's vision of godly family life. Calls on a husband and father to be first and foremost a "God-fearing" man. Calls on a wife and mother to become a "fruitful vine" because of the intimacy of her relationship with God. Calls on parents to view their children as precious "olive plants." Extensive and practical discussion of communication and problem-solving principles. Contains study and application assignments for each chapter." -- David Powlison
    "Mack offers Biblical insight and practical wisdom for two crucial areas of family life: communication and conflict resolution. Stories of success and application questions give hope and clear direction to all who wish to build stronger families." -- Publisher

    *Maffet, Gregory J., Biblical Schools for Covenant Children, ISBN: 0941221008 9780941221009.
    Introduction by Jay Adams.

    *Powlison, David, Competent to Counsel?: The History of Biblical Counseling, new edition. Alternate title: COMPETENT TO COUNSEL? THE HISTORY OF A CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT ANTI-PSYCHIATRY MOVEMENT, ISBN: 0978556763 9780978556761 (College Park, PA: University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. thesis, 1996).
    David Powlison is editor of Journal of Biblical Counseling, a staff member of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Glenside, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Harvard University in 1972.

    *Powlison, David (compiler and annotator), Contemporary Biblical Counseling: With 1995 Additions, an annotated bibliography.
    David Powlison is editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling, current director of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Glenside, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Harvard University in 1972.
    http://www.lettermen2.com/powlison.html

    Powlison, David, Demons and Deliverance in the Evangelical Church, 5 sound cassettes [audio files].

    Powlison, David, Various Audio Cassette Tapes [audio files] on Counseling Subjects in the (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation), for example:

  • Inner Healing and Visualization, N9112s
    "Where do these subjects belong in today's biblical counseling program?"
  • Demons, Deliverance and Counselor, N9212s
    "Helping the counseled confront these problems with a Biblical approach."
  • Don't Fail To Get At The Idols, N8923
  • Inner Healing and Visualization #1, N9112
  • Inner Healing and Visualization #2, N9113
  • Demons and Deliverance (part 1 of 2), N9686
  • Demons and Deliverance (part 2 of 2), N9687
  • Demons, Deliverance and Counselor #1, N9212
  • Demons, Deliverance and Counselor #2, N9219
  • Critiquing Modern Integrationists, N9228
  • Critiquing and Converting Integrationists, N9304
  • Converting Psychologied Counselees, N9325
  • Counseling and Nature of Righteousness #1, N9511
  • Counseling and Nature of Righteousness #2, N9512
  • New Trends -- Or Enduring Truth? N9911
  • Faiths' Psychology and Psychological Faiths, N9962
  • Are You Using the Bible Biblically? N0003
    National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) Library
    http://www.nanc.org/Resources/NANC-Library
  • *Rogers, Judy, Judy Rogers Tapes (Jackson, MS [Judy Rogers Tapes, 5125 Robinson Road, Jackson 39204]: Judy Rogers Tapes).
    "Judy Rogers' tapes are one of a kind. Biblically concerned parents should obtain them at all costs!" -- Jay E. Adams Shop Judy Rogers Music Online
    http://www.judyrogers.com/catalog.php?item=4&ret=judyrogers.com%2Fcatalog.php%3Fpage%3D1%26item%3D6

    Yarbrough II, J., An Explication of Jay E. Adams' Theology of Biblical-nouthetic Counseling. Dissertation: Thesis (M.A.) -- Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, 1996.
    Series: Theological Research Exchange Network (Series), #068-0022.

    *Whitney, Donald S., Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, ISBN: 0891096582 9780891096580.
    Foreword by J.I. Packer. "Far from being legalistic, restrictive or binding, as they are often perceived, the spiritual disciplines are actually the means to unparalleled spiritual liberty. Drawing from the rich heritage left to us by the early church fathers, the Puritans, and Jesus Christ Himself, this book will guide you through such disciplines as worship, prayer, Scripture reading, evangelism, serving, stewardship, fasting, silence and solitude, journaling, learning, and etc. A VERY, VERY GOOD BOOK!" -- CBD

    See also: Christ and counseling, Appendix a: words of Christ, Christ our example, The teaching of our lord jesus christ, Sermon on the mount, Parables of christ, Covenant theology and the ordinance of covenanting, The covenant faithfulness of god, Believer's position in Christ and Sonship, The priesthood of believers, Holiness, Holy spirit and counseling, Institute for nouthetic counseling, The sovereignty of god, The doctrine of man (human nature, total depravity), Justice, god's final judgment, the great white throne judgment, the day of the lord, Church discipline, Counseling and the local church, The free offer of the gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, the covenant of eternal salvation, Book-length presentations of the gospel message of salvation and the life to come: the means of grace, Submission, surrender, Sharing christ with your children, Christian counseling and educational foundation, Westminster media, The national association of nouthetic counselors, Appendix c: psychology and psychiatry, For all counselors, Ready reference: immediate counsel on many subjects, Topical listings of scripture useful in counseling, Training in biblical counseling, Biblical counseling, General works on biblical counseling, Pastoral counseling, Preaching and pastoral counseling, Medical aspects of pastoral counseling, Referral in pastoral counseling, Audio cds and mp3s on counseling subjects, Legal aspects of counseling, Biblical counsel by subject, Post-abortion counseling, Crisis counseling, Love and counseling problems, charitableness, Homework for counselees, Biblical counseling tracts, Case studies, Correspondence containing biblical counsel, Follow-up, Discipleship, The inspiration and infallibility of scripture (the doctrine of revelation, the doctrine of plenary inspiration, the doctrine of divine inspiration, the doctrine of verbal inspiration, The ten commandments: the moral law, The commandments of christ, Idolatry, Trusting god, Covetousness, greed, selfishness, Theft, stealing and fraud: property rights, The westminster confession of faith (1646, the westminster standards) and related works: a study guide, Manuals and handbooks, Casuistry, cases of conscience, Ethics, Bible study, Bible magistracy turns back the wrath of god, Christ's kingdom, Lordship of jesus christ, The all-sufficiency of christ, Love and counseling problems, Preaching and pastoral counseling, Healing of the mind, Biblical counseling reference works, Selection of covenant heads for positions of leadership, Sexual relationship, Spiritual Adultery (Spiritual Whoredom/Harlotry), Counseling for sex related problems, Justification, Justifying faith, The sovereign grace of god: his everlasting mercy and lovingkindness, Hope, Wisdom, Proverbs, topical listings, Questions and answers, Compiled quotations, Pastoral counseling, Referral in pastoral counseling, Works by jay adams, Contemporary biblical counseling: an annotated bibliography compiled and annotated by david powlison, Biblical counseling reference works, Resources in christian counseling series, Biblical counsel by subject, Topical listings of Scripture, Commentaries containing biblical counsel, Practical expository sermons, General works on biblical counseling, Biblical counsel for women, Premarital counsel, Marital counseling, Counseling the family, Counseling the sick, Crisis counseling, Medical aspects of pastoral counseling, Physiological problems, Parenting, Counseling children, Counseling teens, Sound word associates, Audio cassettes of ccef speakers, The national association of nouthetic counselors tape library, Pseudo-christian movements: a selection of works, Toleration, liberty of conscience, pluralism, and neutrality, Will and recalcitrance, Rebellion and lawlessness: wickedness, demonic possession, substance abuse, abnormal behavior, insanity, mental illness, mental retardation, and so forth, and so on.
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    Related WebLinks

    Institute for Nouthetic Counseling
    "Study Biblical Counseling with Dr. Jay Adams."
    http://www.nouthetic.org

    *Powlison, David (compiler and annotator), Contemporary Biblical Counseling: With 1995 Additions, an annotated bibliography.
    David Powlison is editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling, current director of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Glenside, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Harvard University in 1972.
    http://www.lettermen2.com/powlison.html

    Adams, Jay E., Jay Adams Tape Library at Sound Word Associates
    http://www.soundword.com/jay-adams-library-.html
    Adams, Jay, Jay Adams Tape Library at Sound Word Associates.
    http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=se%3A%22Jay+Adams+Tape+Library.%22&fq=&dblist=638&start=1&qt=page_number_link

    Sound Word Associates Library of Biblical Counselors
    http://www.soundword.com/ccon.html

    Timeless Texts (Biblical Counseling books)
    http://www.timelesstexts.com/

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation Resources Audio Archives
    http://www.wts.edu/resources/login.html/

    NANC Library
    http://www.nanc.org/Resources/NANC-Library

    Westminster Theological Seminary Bookstore
    http://www.wts.edu/bookstore/

    Institute for Nouthetic Counseling
    "Study Biblical Counseling with Dr. Jay Adams."
    http://www.nouthetic.org

    Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship
    http://www.ibcd.org/

    Westminster Theological Seminary Bookstore
    http://www.wts.edu/bookstore/

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
    http://www.ccef.org/
    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation)
    1803 East Willow Grove Avenue
    Glenside, PA 19038
    Telephone: 215.884.7676



    Westminster Media

    Westminster Media is the multi-media ministry of Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia. We serve the media needs of Christians around the world. We provide resources, consultation, and services in production work for media presentations at a fraction of the normal cost. -- James Klukow

    A wealth of information about Biblical Counseling is found on audio CDs and MP3s. Sources for audio files on counseling subjects are as follows:

    Albrecht, M., Spiritual Counterfeits (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette NA101 [audio file].

    Barker, F., Jr., Conducting Spiritual Warfare (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette FB101 [audio file], video V001.

    Barker, F., Jr., Evangelism Through Small Groups (part 1 and 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette LEFB1 and LEFB2 [audio files].

    Black, Jeff, Helping Parents Make Discipline Work (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette AC882 [audio file].

    Blossom, G., God as Refuge/Rock (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette POG03 [audio file].

    Bodey, R., How to Listen to a Sermon (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette NP131 [audio file].

    Boice, James, Conference on Inerrancy [Infallibility -- compiler]: Word of the Living God (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CIBD1 [audio file].

    Boice, J., The Lord Christ (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette NP120 [audio file].

    Boice, James Montgomery, The Word of the Living God.

    Bray, J., Christ and the Homosexual (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JB102 [audio file].

    Burns, R., Criticism: How to Survive It (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette TT105 [audio file].

    Burns, R., How to Get Students Involved in Serving Others (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette TT102 [audio file].

    Carr, S. Wallace, The Bible and the Christian Home (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)

    Cary, Perdue, The History and Role of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy [Infallibility -- compiler] (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette SC847 [audio file].

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Paul David Tripp, John F. Bettler, et al., The 1989 Alumni Conference of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    A special set of audio cassettes [audio files], featuring Drs. Tripp and Bettler on the topics "Christ our Model for Counseling," "Getting to the Heart of Sexual Problems," as well as a Q&A time with the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation counselors.

    Clements and Dillard, Character of God in the Psalms: The Lord Is My Shepherd (Psalm 23); The Lord Who Dwells on Zion (Psalm 87) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette PSC01 [audio file].

    Clowney, E., Biblical Principles of Rest (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette WW203 [audio file].

    Clowney, E., Call on Me; Cleaving to the Lord; The Laughter of Faith; The Muttering Man (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.).
    Audio recording [audio file].

    Clowney, E., Personal Holiness: Fulfilling Your Ministry (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette PHC05 [audio file].

    Clowney, E., The Stairway of God; God Among Us; Getting Even; Bitterness (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette EC201 [audio file].

    Clowney, E., Worthy Is the Lamb! (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JUEC3 [audio file].

    Clowney, E., Would You Believe . . . In Christmas? (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette EC103 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Blessing Children Through Discipline (part 1) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF17 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Blessing Children Through Discipline (part 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF18 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Bringing up Your Children (part 1) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF09 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Bringing up Your Children (part 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF12 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Bringing up Your Children (part 3); Q&A (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF15 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Christian Parenting (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    An 8-tape series [audio files] hosted by James Klukow. Over 45 ten-minute devotionals on the 'how tos' of raising Godly children.

    Cook, Earl, Counseling Children (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette AC881 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Fathers: Don't Provoke Your Children (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF06 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, How a Church Prevents Divorce (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette AC871 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, How to Prevent Divorce (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette AC871 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Raising Godly Children (Psalm 13) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF11 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, The Teenage Puzzle (part 1) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    "What are the Biblical guidelines for raising Godly teenagers?" A 3-tape series of over 15 radio devotionals helping parents understand teenagers.
    Audio cassette HFTF23 [audio file].

    Davis, D. Clair, Christ and Community: Christian Community and/or the Church (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CD511 [audio file].

    Davis, D. Clair, Church History (part 3 of 5): Awakening and Revivalism (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    From a set of five audio files.
    Audio cassette CD503 [audio file].

    Davis, D. Clair, Church History (part 4 of 5): Awakening and Revivalism; Modern Church (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CD504 [audio file].

    Davis, D. Clair, The Church in the Modern Age: Kuyper and the Dutch Church (part 1), (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CD231 [audio file].

    Davis, D. Clair, The Church in the Modern Age: Kuyper and the Dutch Church (part 2), (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CD232 [audio file].

    Davis, D. Clair, The Church in the Modern Age: Kuyper and Educational Reformation (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CD234 [audio file].
    "The Church in the Modern Age" is a series of 46 audio files.

    Davis, D. Clair, The Church in the Modern Age: The Orthodox Presbyterian Church (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CD243 [audio file].
    "The Church in the Modern Age" is a series of 46 audio files.

    Davis, D. Clair, History of Small Groups in Reformed Churches, an audio file (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)

    Davis, D. Clair, The Medieval Church: Authority (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CD317 [audio file].

    Davis, D. Clair, Resolving Conflict (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)

    Dillard, R., Evaluating Bible Translations (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette SC853 [audio file].

    Edgar, B., Jazz and the Gospel: Demonstration and Lecture (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette BE105 [audio file].

    Essig, J., The Great Awakening: Reaction and Renewal (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JE101 [audio file].

    Floding, M., Ministering to Parents (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette TT106 [audio file].

    Gamble, R., Christian Involvement in the Political Process (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CS851 [audio file], and video cassette V065.

    Ganz, Richard, How I Became a Christian Counselor (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Also includes "Dr. Adams, Questions and Answers: Is Masturbation for Christians?"
    Audio cassette JA208 [audio file].

    Godfrey, W., Bible and Culture, (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette NP142 [audio file].

    Harris, A., Body Life: Purpose of (Ephesians 4:1-16), (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette BL01 [audio file].

    Heckler, S., Spotting Over-placed Children; Q&A (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette AC884 [audio file].

    Johnson and Silva, Character of God in the Psalms; God Is King of All the Earth (Psalm 47); The God Who Answers (Psalm 107) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette PSC04 [audio file].

    Keller, Timothy J., Sinclair B. Ferguson, C. John Miller, Glenn Blossom, Benjamin Smith, Pastor of Deliverance Church, Ronald E. Lutz, Joseph F. Ryan, Rev., John F. Bettler, Albert N. Martin, and Edmund P. Clowney, Studies in Personal Holiness, 5 sound cassettes [audio files], (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)

    Kling, A., The Sovereign God (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette NP103 [audio file].

    Krabbendam, Henry, Some Essential Elements in Biblical Apologetics (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HK104 [audio file].

    Krabbendam, Henry, The Spiritual Role of the Woman (part 1) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HKR01 [audio file].

    Krabbendam, Henry, The Spiritual Role of the Woman (part 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HKR02 [audio file].

    Krispin, W., Evangelism in the Inner-City I (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette WK101 [audio file].

    Krispin, W., Evangelism in the Inner-City II (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette WK102 [audio file].

    Langberg, D., Dignity of Women in Christ: Her Relationships (Westminster Media).
    Audio cassette DWC03 [audio file], and video V023 [DVD].

    Langberg, D., How to Deal With Hurts (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette WW402 [audio file].

    Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Do you Radiate Him? (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette MLJ02 [audio file].

    Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Living Sacrifices (II Corinthians 3:1-3 [2 Corinthians 3:1-3]) (Westminster Theological Seminary -- Media.)
    Audio cassette MLJ05 [audio file].

    Lutz, Ron, Church Discipline, I (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Video V316.

    Lutz, Ron, Church Discipline, II (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Video V317.

    Lutz, Ron, Church Discipline, III (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Video V317.

    Lutz, Ron, Marital Crisis and Church Discipline, MP3. Available on Earl Cook, Ronald E. Lutz, and the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, 1987 Alumni Conference, 2 MP3 files (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    "Notes: Features the professional counseling staff of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation."

    *Lutz, Ron, Personal Holiness; On Guard (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette PHC03 [audio file].

    Lutz, Ronald E., The Redemptive Power of Church Discipline, (Westminster Theological Seminary, D.Min. thesis).
    Includes bibliography.

    Mackall, Dandi Daley, Jenny B. Harris, et al., The Armor of God (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation), ISBN: 0784718202 9780784718209. Audio cassette [audio file], series AOG01.
    A 4-cassette audio tape [audio file], series of nine chapel devotionals on Ephesians 6:10-18 [apparently for children -- compiler]. Includes "Standing Against the Devil" by Ferguson, "Our Conflict" by Krispin, "Belt of Truth" by White, "Breastplate of Righteousness" by Shishko, "Shield of Faith" by Waltke, "Helmet of Salvation" by Craven, "Sword of the Spirit" by Martin, and "Praying in the Spirit" by Chantry.

    Maillefer, M., Small Groups: How to use Them in a big way (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette TT108 [audio file].

    Marsden, G., J. Gresham Machen: History and Truth (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JUGM2 [audio file].

    Mawhinney, A., Doctrine of the Holy Spirit: Adoption (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette RS319 [audio file].

    McLeod, D., Pastoral Counseling: Discussion (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette SAC836 [audio file].

    McLeod, D., Preaching and Pastoral Counseling (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette SAC835 [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), A Christian View of Sexuality (parts 1 and 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassettes CM108 and CM108A [audio files].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Becoming a Full-Time Man (cont.); Prayer and Christian Manliness, Available (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation), audio cassette CM103 [audio file].
    Nave's Topical Bible: Christ, Prayers of
    http://bible.crosswalk.com/Concordances/naves-topical-bible/ntb.cgi?number=T2807

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Becoming a Full-Time Woman; How to Enjoy Full-Time Maturity (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette C104 [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Becoming a Full-Time Woman (cont.); Prayer and Christian Womanhood (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CM104A [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Biblical Principles of Meditation (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CM302 [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Biblical Principles of Meditation (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CM304 [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Calvinistic Critique of a Radical Democracy (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    A lecture as part of the course, Calvinism in American Literature, taught at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia.
    Audio cassette CM322 [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Christ and the 10 Commandments; Harmony in Home Through the 5th Commandment (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CM106 [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Christ's Lordship: A Message of Fire (Westminster Media).
    Audio cassette CM205 [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Faith vs. Magic in the Modern World (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CM107 [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Faith vs. Magic in the Modern World (cont.); The Facing of Anger (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CM107A [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), God as Father (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette POG02 [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), God's Plan of Faith vs. The American Confidence man (part 1 and 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CM308 [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Husband and Father as Spiritual Leader. (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Isaiah and a Theology of Prayer, (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Jonathan Edward's View of the Greatness of God (parts 1 and 2), audio file (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Personal Holiness: No Cross, No Crown (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette PHC04 [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Personal Holiness: Take Time to Be Holy (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette PHC02 [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Prayer and Evangelism (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette LECM1 [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), The Puritan Style of Love and Marriage, (part 1 and 2), (audio files). Available from the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Reformed Evangelism (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette LECM1 [audio file].

    *Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Woman's Role in the Home (part 1) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CMR03 [audio file].
    World Harvest Mission
    http://www.whm.org/home.htm

    *Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Woman's Role in the Home (part 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CMR04 [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), You Feel Inferior Because you act Inferior (parts 1 and 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassettes CM102 and CM102A [audio files].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Youth Evangelism: Dealing With Depression and Suicide (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CM101 [audio file].

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Allen Herbert Harris, George Smith, Rev., C. John Miller, Thomas E. Tyson, William Krispin, Wesley Pinnock, Drew Trotter, John F. Bettler, and Frank M. Barker, Body Life: Purpose of (Ephesians 4:1-16), 5 sound cassettes [audio files], (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette BL01 [audio file].

    Murray, John (1898-1975), The Cost of Discipleship (Matthew 16:24). (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JM210 [audio file].

    Murray, John (1898-1975), Election of God's People (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JM101 [audio file].

    Murray, John (1898-1975), External Sonship (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JM205 [audio file].

    Murray, John (1898-1975), Foreknowledge (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JM102 [audio file].

    Murray, John (1898-1975), Free Agency (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JM107 [audio file].

    Murray, John (1898-1975), Let This Mind Be in You (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JM201 [audio file].

    Murray, John (1898-1975), The Lord's Day: Blessing, Sanctity, Promise (John 6:37), (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JM203 [audio file].

    Noll, Mark A., The Image of the United States as a Biblical Nation: 1776-1865 (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette RR102 [audio file].

    Noll, M., Puritanism in Fact and Fancy (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio file MN101.

    Packer, J.I., Be Filled With the Spirit: We are Alive (Ephesians 5:18) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JPV05 [audio file].

    Packer, J.I., Doctrine of God: God the Creator; Providence (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JP413 [audio file].

    Packer, J.I., Doctrine of God: Providence (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JP414 [audio file].

    Packer, J.I., Doctrine of God: Providence (cont.); Problem of Evil (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JP415 [audio file].

    Packer, J.I., Doctrine of God: Trinity, two audio files, (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassettes JP408 and JP409 [audio files].

    Packer, J.I., English Puritan Theology. Available at (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    An extension study course (not for credit). Available on 10 audio cassettes [audio files].

  • Packer, J.I., English Puritan Theology: Assurance
    Audio cassette JP210 [audio file].
  • Packer, J.I., English Puritan Theology: Assurance (cont.)
    Audio cassette JP211 [audio file].
  • Packer, J.I., English Puritan Theology: Bible in Puritan Theology
    Audio cassette JP204 [audio file].
  • Packer, J.I., English Puritan Theology: Doctrine of Grace and Faith (part 1)
    Audio cassette JP208 [audio file].
  • Packer, J.I., English Puritan Theology: Doctrine of Grace and Faith (part 2)
    Audio cassette JP209 [audio file].
  • Packer, J.I., English Puritan Theology: Faith and Assurance
    Audio cassette JP210 [audio file].
  • Packer, J.I., English Puritan Theology: History Which They Showed
    Audio cassette JP203 [audio file].
  • Packer, J.I., English Puritan Theology, John Owen: Basics of the Christian Life
    Audio cassette JP212 [audio file].
  • Packer, J.I., English Puritan Theology: Overview, History and Concerns of Puritans
    Audio cassette JP201 [audio file].
  • Packer, J.I., English Puritan Theology: Puritan Confession of Biblical Authority
    Audio cassette JP205 [audio file].
  • Packer, J.I., English Puritan Theology: Puritan Preaching
    Audio cassette JP207 [audio file].
  • Packer, J.I., English Puritan Theology: The Puritans on Interpreting Scripture
    Audio cassette JP206 [audio file].
  • Packer, J.I., English Puritan Theology: What Did the Puritans Have in Common?
    Audio cassette JP202 [audio file].
  • Packer, J.I., God has Blessed us: We are Rich (Ephesians 1:3-2:10) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JPV01 [audio file].

    Packer, J.I., In Christ Jesus: We are Loved (Ephesians 2:11-3:21) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JPV02 [audio file].

    Packer, J.I., The Holy Spirit in Evangelical Life.
    Audio cassette JPR02 [audio file].

    Packer, J.I., The Holy Spirit in Evangelical Revival (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JPR03 [audio file].

    Packer, J.I., Inerrancy [Infallibility -- compiler], in Current Debate (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette NP122 [audio file].

    Packer, J.I., One Body, One Spirit (Ephesians 4:1-16) 30348
    Audio cassette JPV03 [audio file].

    Packer, J.I., Questions and Answers by Dr. Packer on Ephesians Lectures (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette JPV06 [audio file].

    Panel, Recovering From Divorce; Biblical Ethics of Divorce and Remarriage (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette AC872 [audio file].

    Perrin, E., Loving Each Other With Sincere Love (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette BL01 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Christian Goals on the Job (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF03 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Family Priorities for the 90s (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF20 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Five Reasons not to Take a Job (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF32 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Focusing Love (part 1) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF19 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Focusing Love (part 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF21 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Helps for Family Leaders (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF05 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, How God Measures Vocational Success (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette WW202 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Money, Ambition and the Christian Family (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF10 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, The Practical Functioning of the Spiritual Gifts, (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette RP-JPE [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Suffering in the Home (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF26 [audio file].

    Pinnock, W., God as Sustainer (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette POG05 [audio file].

    *Powlison, David (compiler and annotator), Contemporary Biblical Counseling: With 1995 Additions, an annotated bibliography.
    David Powlison is editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling, current director of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Glenside, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Harvard University in 1972.
    http://www.lettermen2.com/powlison.html

    Powlison, David, Demons and Deliverance in the Evangelical Church, 5 sound cassettes [audio files].

    Powlison, David, Various Audio Cassette Tapes [audio files] on Counseling Subjects in the (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation), for example:

  • Inner Healing and Visualization, N9112s
    "Where do these subjects belong in today's biblical counseling program?"
  • Demons, Deliverance and Counselor, N9212s
    "Helping the counseled confront these problems with a Biblical approach."
  • Don't Fail To Get At The Idols, N8923
  • Inner Healing and Visualization #1, N9112
  • Inner Healing and Visualization #2, N9113
  • Demons and Deliverance (part 1 of 2), N9686
  • Demons and Deliverance (part 2 of 2), N9687
  • Demons, Deliverance and Counselor #1, N9212
  • Demons, Deliverance and Counselor #2, N9219
  • Critiquing Modern Integrationists, N9228
  • Critiquing and Converting Integrationists, N9304
  • Converting Psychologied Counselees, N9325
  • Counseling and Nature of Righteousness #1, N9511
  • Counseling and Nature of Righteousness #2, N9512
  • New Trends -- Or Enduring Truth? N9911
  • Faiths' Psychology and Psychological Faiths, N9962
  • Are You Using the Bible Biblically? N0003
    National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) Library
  • http://www.nanc.org/Resources/NANC-Library

    Poythress V., Marriage and Singleness; Marriage (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette VP105 [audio file].

    Poythress V., Understanding Dispensationalism (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CSVP3 [audio file].

    Poythress, V., What do you say When you are Asked About the Rapture (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CSVP2 [audio file].

    Reid, S., John Knox: Pastor of Souls (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette WRA01 [audio file].

    Richardson, W., Pastoral Counseling in the Urban Church (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette WR101 [audio file].

    *Ridderbos, H., Biblical Doctrine of Reconciliation (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HR102 [audio file].

    Rookmaaker, H., Christianity in a Post Christian Age (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette RR110 [audio file].

    Rookmaaker, Hendrik, Jazz in the 20's part 1 (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette RR114 [audio file].

    Rookmaaker, Hendrik, Jazz in the 20's part 2 (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette RR115 [audio file].

    Rookmaaker, H., Toward a Christian View of Culture (part 1 and 2), (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette RR101 [audio file].

    Stanfacon, Cheryl, Dignity of Women in Christ: Her Relationships (Westminster Media).
    Audio cassette DWC03 [audio file], and video V023 [DVD].

    Sharrett, M., Career Planning: A Christian Approach (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Video V010.

    Singer, G., The Obedient Life (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette NP116 [audio file].
    Notes: Address at the National Presbyterian and Reformed Congress, Summer 1979.
    The Obedient Life
    Dr. C. Gregg Singer, 46 min.
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=12160371234

    Skilton, J., God as Ruler-king (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette POG04 [audio file].

    Tripp, Paul, Anxiety (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF30 [audio file].

    Tripp, Paul, Christ our Model (part 1) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, 1991).
    Audio cassette AC891 [audio file].

    Tripp, Paul, Christ our Model (part 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, 1991).
    Audio cassette AC892 [audio file].

    Tripp, Paul, Parenting. (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF33 [audio file].

    Tripp, Paul, Shepherding a Child's Heart: Teenage Years, part: 13 of 15 (audio file), (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Lecture by Paul Tripp, pastor and author of SHEPHERDING A CHILD'S HEART.

    Tripp, Paul, Survival Skills in a Stress-Filled World (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF27 [audio file].

    Tripp, Paul, Understanding Your Job Description as a Parent (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF16 [audio file].

    Tripp, Paul, When Things go From bad to Worse (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF08 [audio file].

    Trotter, D., Bearing One Another's Burdens (Galatians 6:1-10) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette BL04 [audio file].

    Tyson, T., Sharpening Each Other Through Discipline (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette BL03 [audio file].

    Van Eenwyk, F., Dignity of Women in Christ: Her Body (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette DWC01 [audio file], and video V021 [DVD].

    Van Halsema, Thea, How do we Counsel? (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette TVW12 [audio file].

    Van Halsema, Thea, Women in Counseling (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette TVW11 [audio file].

    Various, Dignity of Woman in Christ (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    A special set of 4 audio cassettes [audio file], featuring: Dr. Fay Van Eenwyk, "A Woman and Her Body," Dr. Cheryl Stanfacon, "A Woman and Her Emotions," Dr. Diane Langberg, "A Woman and Her Relationships," plus a Q&A session with these women.
    Audio cassette CM104 [audio file].

    Various, Dignity of Women in Christ: Panel Discussion (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette DWC04 [audio file], and video V024 [DVD].

    Various, Personal Suffering: Sermons on Job. (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    A special collection of 6 audio cassettes [audio files]. Sermons given at 10th Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia by Dr. Fuller covering the entire book. Contains: Job 1 -- The Lord Has Taken Away: Receiving Suffering From God's Hand, Job 2,3 -- I Wish I Were Dead; Job 4,5 -- Job, You Must Have Sinned; Job 6,7 -- All I Want Is a Little Kindness; Job 8-10 -- God, You're So Far Away; Job 11-14 -- If Death Is All There Is; Job 15-17 -- God Has Worn Me Out; Job 18-21 -- My Redeemer Lives; Job 22-24 -- If Only I Could Find God; Job 35-41 -- God, Why?; Job 42 -- Thou Can't Do All Things.

    Various, Portraits of God (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    A special collection of 8 audio cassettes [audio files], featuring Drs. Ferguson, Keller, Bettler, and others teaching such subjects as: God as Shepherd, Father, Husband, Sustainer, Intimate Friend, and more.

    Various, Work and Rest in Review (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    A 4-tape audio cassette [audio file], series including the following:

    Historical/Biblical Perspective on Rest by Mike Bell, audio cassette WW201 [audio file],
    How God Measures Vocational Success by James Petty, audio cassette WW202 [audio file], and
    Biblical Principles of Rest by David Clowney, audio cassette WW203 [audio file].
    Waltke, Bruce, The Book of Proverbs (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    An extension study course for credit. Available on audio cassettes [audio files].

    Waltke, Bruce, The Book of Psalms (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    An extension study course for credit. Available on audio cassettes [audio files].

    Walke, Bruce, Proverbs 2:1-11, Formation of Christian Character (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette BW103 [audio file].

    Waltke, Bruce, Theonomy and Covenantal/Dispensational Theology, (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CS881 [audio file].

    Waltke and Johnson, Character of God in the Psalms; Surely God Is Good (Psalm 73); Why Do You Reject Me? (Psalm 88) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette PSC02 [audio file].

    Welch, Ed, Biblical Principles of Self-Image (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette EW101 [audio file].

    Welch, Ed, Co-Dependency (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF34 [audio file].

    Welch, Ed, Counseling Thoughts on the Sermon on the Mount (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF24 [audio file].

    Welch, Ed, Parenting (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF29 [audio file].

    Welch, Ed, Philosophy of Counseling (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette SC864 [audio file].

    Welch, Ed, Using the Gospel in Your Home (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF07 [audio file].

    Young, E., Are There Errors in the Bible? (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette EY307 [audio file].

    Related WebLinks

    Institute for Nouthetic Counseling
    "Study Biblical Counseling with Dr. Jay Adams."
    http://www.nouthetic.org

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
    http://www.ccef.org/
    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF)
    1803 East Willow Grove Avenue
    Glenside, PA 19038
    Telephone: 215.884.7676

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation Resources Audio Archives
    http://www.wts.edu/resources/login.html/

    Sound Word Associates Library of Biblical Counselors
    http://www.soundword.com/ccon.html

    Westminster Theological Seminary Bookstore
    http://www.wts.edu/bookstore/

    Journal of Biblical Counseling (formerly The Journal of Pastoral Practice)
    http://www.ccef.org/jbc

    *Powlison, David (compiler and annotator), Contemporary Biblical Counseling: With 1995 Additions, an annotated bibliography.
    David Powlison is editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling, current director of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Glenside, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Harvard University in 1972.
    http://www.lettermen2.com/powlison.html

    Institute for Nouthetic Counseling
    "Study Biblical Counseling with Dr. Jay Adams."
    http://www.nouthetic.org

    Timeless Texts (Biblical Counseling books)
    http://www.timelesstexts.com/

    Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship
    http://www.ibcd.org/

    Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary
    For the work of C. John Miller (1928-1996).
    http://71.182.134.18:82/



    The Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation

    Since 1968 the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF), has been strengthening the church to meet counseling needs in a consistently Biblical manner. CCEF offers a comprehensive and flexible training program for Christian counselors. We also provide counseling to families and individuals at seven locations across the United States. Support programs have been developed to strengthen the counseling ministry of local churches too. If you would like additional information on the ministry of CCEF write to the address above.

    CCEF publishes a quarterly newsletter, PULSE, to keep readers informed about news and views of Biblical counseling.

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Certificate Program
    Training that leads to a certificate in Biblical Counseling. A hands-on training program.

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Diploma Program: Counselor Training Modules
    "The DIPLOMA PROGRAM offers a wider range of courses than the CERTIFICATE PROGRAM but it is more of a counseling studies curriculum than a hands-on training program." Divided into four modules. Write for further information.

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Journal of Biblical Counseling (formerly The Journal of Pastoral Practice, David Powlison, editor, CCEF-Journal of Biblical Counseling, 1803 East Willow Grove Avenue, Glenside, PA 19038.
    "This is the journal for those interested in Biblical Counseling. Whether you counsel in a pastor's study, a counseling office, or at your kitchen table, this journal is a must. It's Biblical, practical, and current. Published since 1977, the journal is committed to set forth Biblical truth and methods of counseling. It offers a vigorous and thoughtful alternative to secular psychological systems. The journal offers articles to encourage, challenge, and build up wise Biblical counselors . . . Book reviews will provide you with a timely assessment of books relevant to counselors. Homework assignments can be adapted or copied to help the people you counsel and disciple. Case studies will cover the range of counseling issues, giving the vivid detail that makes counseling principles come to life."

    A wealth of information about Biblical Counseling is found on audio CDs and MP3s. Sources for audio files on counseling subjects are as follows:

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
    http://www.ccef.org/
    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF)
    1803 East Willow Grove Avenue
    Glenside, PA 19038
    Telephone: 215.884.7676

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation Resources Audio Archives
    http://www.wts.edu/resources/login.html/

    Sound Word Associates Library of Biblical Counselors
    http://www.soundword.com/ccon.html

    Westminster Theological Seminary Bookstore
    http://www.wts.edu/bookstore/

    Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (formerly CCEF-West)
    http://www.ibcd.org/

    Cook, Earl, Blessing Children Through Discipline (part 1) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF17 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Blessing Children Through Discipline (part 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF18 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Bringing up Your Children (part 1) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF09 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Bringing up Your Children (part 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF12 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Bringing up Your Children (part 3); Q&A (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF15 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Christian Parenting (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF02 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Fathers! Don't Provoke Your Children (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF06 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Raising Godly Children (Psalm 13) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF11 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, The Teenage Puzzle (part 1) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF23 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, The Teenage Puzzle (part 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF28 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Christian Goals on the Job (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF03 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Family Priorities for the 90s (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF20 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Five Reasons not to Take a Job (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF32 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Focusing Love (part 1) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF19 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Focusing Love (part 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF21 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Helps for Family Leaders (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF05 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Money, Ambition and the Christian Family (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF10 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, Suffering in the Home (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF26 [audio file].

    *Powlison, David (compiler and annotator), Contemporary Biblical Counseling: With 1995 Additions, an annotated bibliography.
    David Powlison is editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling, current director of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Glenside, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Harvard University in 1972.
    http://www.lettermen2.com/powlison.html

    *Powlison, David, Competent to Counsel?: The History of Biblical Counseling, new edition. Alternate title: COMPETENT TO COUNSEL? THE HISTORY OF A CONSERVATIVE PROTESTANT ANTI-PSYCHIATRY MOVEMENT, ISBN: 0978556763 9780978556761 (College Park, PA: University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. thesis, 1996).
    David Powlison is editor of Journal of Biblical Counseling, a staff member of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Glenside, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Harvard University in 1972.

    Powlison, David, Demons and Deliverance in the Evangelical Church, 5 sound cassettes [audio files].

    Powlison, David, Have you Been too Strong for God? (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF04 [audio file].

    Powlison, David, Various Audio Cassette Tapes [audio files] on Counseling Subjects in the (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation), for example:

  • Inner Healing and Visualization, N9112s
    "Where do these subjects belong in today's biblical counseling program?"
  • Demons, Deliverance and Counselor, N9212s
    "Helping the counseled confront these problems with a Biblical approach."
  • Don't Fail To Get At The Idols, N8923
  • Inner Healing and Visualization #1, N9112
  • Inner Healing and Visualization #2, N9113
  • Demons and Deliverance (part 1 of 2), N9686
  • Demons and Deliverance (part 2 of 2), N9687
  • Demons, Deliverance and Counselor #1, N9212
  • Demons, Deliverance and Counselor #2, N9219
  • Critiquing Modern Integrationists, N9228
  • Critiquing and Converting Integrationists, N9304
  • Converting Psychologied Counselees, N9325
  • Counseling and Nature of Righteousness #1, N9511
  • Counseling and Nature of Righteousness #2, N9512
  • New Trends -- Or Enduring Truth? N9911
  • Faiths' Psychology and Psychological Faiths, N9962
  • Are You Using the Bible Biblically? N0003
    National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) Library
    http://www.nanc.org/Resources/NANC-Library
  • Tripp, Paul, Anxiety (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF30 [audio file].

    Tripp, Paul, How To Be a Friend Who Can Make a Difference (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF14 [audio file].

    Tripp, Paul, Parenting. (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF33 [audio file].

    Tripp, Paul, Survival Skills in a Stress-Filled World (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF27 [audio file].

    Tripp, Paul, Understanding Your Job Description as a Parent (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF16 [audio file].

    Tripp, Paul, War of Words: Getting to the Heart of Your Communication Struggles, 4 DVDs. Alternate title: "GETTING TO THE HEART OF COMMUNICATIONS." (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)

    Tripp, Paul, When Things go From bad to Worse (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF08 [audio file].

    Welch, Ed, Co-Dependency (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF34 [audio file].

    Welch, Ed, Counseling Thoughts on the Sermon on the Mount (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF24 [audio file].

    Welch, Ed, Parenting (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF29 [audio file].

    Welch, Ed, Using the Gospel in Your Home (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF07 [audio file].

    Related WebLinks

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
    http://www.ccef.org/
    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF)
    1803 East Willow Grove Avenue
    Glenside, PA 19038
    Telephone: 215.884.7676

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation Resources Audio Archives
    http://www.wts.edu/resources/login.html/

    Journal of Biblical Counseling (formerly The Journal of Pastoral Practice)
    http://www.ccef.org/jbc

    Institute for Nouthetic Counseling
    "Study Biblical Counseling with Dr. Jay Adams."
    http://www.nouthetic.org

    Sound Word Associates Library of Biblical Counselors
    http://www.soundword.com/ccon.html

    Westminster Theological Seminary Bookstore
    http://www.wts.edu/bookstore/

    Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship (formerly CCEF-West)
    http://www.ibcd.org/

    *Powlison, David (compiler and annotator), Contemporary Biblical Counseling: With 1995 Additions, an annotated bibliography.
    David Powlison is editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling, current director of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Glenside, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Harvard University in 1972.
    http://www.lettermen2.com/powlison.html

    Timeless Texts (Biblical Counseling books)
    http://www.timelesstexts.com/

    NANC Library
    http://www.nanc.org/Resources/NANC-Library



    General Audio Files (CDs and MP3s), From CCEF Speakers

    A wealth of information about Biblical Counseling is found on audio files. Sources for audio files are as follows:

    Adams, Jay, Jay Adams Library at Sound Word Associates
    http://www.soundword.com/jay-adams-library-.html

    Alchin, R., Randall Patten, Steve Viars, David A. Powlison, John Bettler, et al., Biblical Counseling Workshops, 43 audio files.

  • Dealing with mysticism / J. Adams
  • Handling evangelistic opprtunties in counseling / S. Viars
  • On to maturity / John Bettler
  • Executive director's address / Wm. Goode
  • Guidance in counseling / J. Adams
  • Evaluating Christian [sic] in hospital programs / S. Galloway
  • From Freud to Jesus / Richard Ganz
  • Q and A Biblical counseling / Adams, Viars
  • ADHD and Christian parent / Rita Jamison
  • What to know about AIDS / Ed Payne
  • Counseling and nature of righteousness #1 / David Powlison
  • Counseling and nature of righteousness #2 / David Powlison
  • Counseling those who lust for approval / L. Priolo
  • "All truth," a critique / G. Scipione
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome / R. Smith
  • Helping men overcome life dominating lust / John Street
  • Basic track #1 / L. Quinn
  • Basic track #2 / L. Jonas
  • Basic track #3 / John Street
  • Basic track #4 / W. Mack
  • Sexual intimacy in marriage / S. Galloway
  • Ministering to divorced parents / A. Knicely
  • Church discipline for positive benefit / Bill Hill
  • Today's women's problems / M. Peace
  • Counseling in a local church / L. Quinn
  • Biblical answers, psychological explanations / R. Smith
  • Counseling "victims" / R. Somerville
  • Questions of medical ethics / Hilton Terrell
  • Male/female differences / J. McConaughy
  • Premarital counseling for the church /Wm (sic) Mack
  • Dealing with deception / L. Priolo
  • How to become a NANC member / Goode, Scipione
  • Issues in marriage counseling / Bill Slattery
  • Counseling those who are depressed / Dan Wickert
  • Being who God called you to be / Richard Ganz
  • Counseling teens from Proverbs / R. Allchin
  • Marks of male maturity / John Bettler
  • Parents, get to their minds / Tim Turner
  • Ministering to children of divorced / A. Knicely
  • Session one, getting started / R. Patten
  • Psychotropic drugs in laymen's terms / W. Wendling
  • Contemporary medical issues / Dan Wickert
  • Biblical response to suffering / Wilkerson."
  • Cook, Earl, The Teenage Puzzle (part 2) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette HFTF28 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, The Teenage Puzzle (part 3) (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.) An audio file.

    Cook, Earl, The Role of the Servant (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette WW303 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, How God Measures Vocational Success (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette WW202 [audio file].

    Petty, Jim, The Practical Functioning of the Spiritual Gifts, (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette RP-JPE [audio file].

    Powlison, David, Demons and Deliverance in the Evangelical Church, 5 sound cassettes [audio files].

    Powlison, David, Secular Psychology and the Categories of Biblical Thought (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette DP101 [audio file].

    Powlison, David, Various Audio Cassette Tapes [audio files], on Counseling Subjects in the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation Resources Audio Archives, for example:

    Inner Healing and Visualization, N9112s
    "Where do these subjects belong in today's biblical counseling program?"
    Demons, Deliverance and Counselor, N9212s
    "Helping the counseled confront these problems with a Biblical approach."
    Don't Fail To Get At The Idols, N8923
    Inner Healing and Visualization #1, N9112
    Inner Healing and Visualization #2, N9113
    Demons and Deliverance (part 1 of 2), N9686
    Demons and Deliverance (part 2 of 2), N9687
    Demons, Deliverance and Counselor #1, N9212
    Demons, Deliverance and Counselor #2, N9219
    Critiquing Modern Integrationists, N9228
    Critiquing and Converting Integrationists, N9304
    Converting Psychologied Counselees, N9325
    Counseling and Nature of Righteousness #1, N9511
    Counseling and Nature of Righteousness #2, N9512
    New Trends -- Or Enduring Truth? N9911
    Faiths' Psychology and Psychological Faiths, N9962
    Are You Using the Bible Biblically? N0003
    National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) Library
    http://www.nanc.org/Resources/NANC-Library
    Welch, Ed, Biblical Principles of Self-Image (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette EW101 [audio file].

    Welch, Ed, Philosophy of Counseling (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette SC864 [audio file].

    Related WebLinks

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
    http://www.ccef.org/
    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF)
    1803 East Willow Grove Avenue
    Glenside, PA 19038
    Telephone: 215.884.7676

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation Resources Audio Archives
    http://www.wts.edu/resources/login.html/

    Sound Word Associates Library of Biblical Counselors
    http://www.soundword.com/ccon.html

    Westminster Theological Seminary Bookstore
    http://www.wts.edu/bookstore/

    Journal of Biblical Counseling (formerly The Journal of Pastoral Practice)
    http://www.ccef.org/jbc

    Institute for Nouthetic Counseling
    "Study Biblical Counseling with Dr. Jay Adams."
    http://www.nouthetic.org

    Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship
    http://www.ibcd.org/



    Annual Alumni Conferences of Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation

    Black, Jeff, Helping Parents Make Discipline Work (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette AC882 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Counseling Children (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette AC881 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Counseling Skills in the Church: Relationships (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CE8910 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, Counseling Skills in the Church: Understanding (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette CE8911 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, How a Church Prevents Divorce (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette AC871 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, How to Prevent Divorce (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette AC871 [audio file].

    Cook, Earl, The Role of a Servant (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette WW303 [audio file].

    Heckler, S., Spotting Over-placed Children; Q&A (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette AC884 [audio file].

    Lutz, Ron, Marital Crisis and Church Discipline, audio file. Available on Earl Cook, Ronald E. Lutz, and the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, 1987 Alumni Conference, 2 audio files (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    "Notes: Features the professional counseling staff of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation."

    Panel, Recovering From Divorce; Biblical Ethics of Divorce and Remarriage (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    Audio cassette AC872 [audio file].

    *Playfair, William L., The Useful Lie: How the Recovery Industry Has Entrapped America in a Disease Model of Addiction, ISBN: 1889032379 9780891076377.
    "Challenges the disease concept of alcoholism, the 'useful lie' of the recovery movement. This lie underlies the widespread mistreatment of alcoholism and of other fundamentally moral problems, e.g., 'codependency.' Posits biblically based intervention that treats such problems as sins to be repented of. Opposes sending a person to the recovery industry because 'He will be told his sin is a sickness; he will never be confronted with his real and most basic moral and spiritual problem. And he will more than likely be introduced to the any god of Twelve Stepdom, who is, by Biblical criteria, a false god'." -- David Powlison
    "Dr. Playfair is a medical consultant to the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation/West in San Diego. He also is a board member of Family Research Institute. The theme and purpose of this book is to debunk the claims that alcoholism is a disease. This claim, says the doctor, contradicts science and medicine; it contradicts the Bible, which is more important; and it simply does not work in breaking the addiction of alcohol. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "This book provided all the necessary evidence to blow the whistle on the recovery industry and also points toward genuine freedom from addiction." -- GCB

    Tripp, Paul, Christ our Model (part 1) CCEF, 1991).
    Audio cassette AC891 [audio file].

    Tripp, Paul, Christ our Model (part 2) CCEF, 1991).
    Audio cassette AC892 [audio file].

    Related WebLinks

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation
    http://www.ccef.org/
    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation (CCEF)
    1803 East Willow Grove Avenue
    Glenside, PA 19038
    Telephone: 215.884.7676

    Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation Resources Audio Archives
    http://www.wts.edu/resources/login.html/

    Sound Word Associates Library of Biblical Counselors
    http://www.soundword.com/ccon.html

    Westminster Theological Seminary Bookstore
    http://www.wts.edu/bookstore/

    Journal of Biblical Counseling (formerly The Journal of Pastoral Practice)
    http://www.ccef.org/jbc

    Institute for Nouthetic Counseling
    "Study Biblical Counseling with Dr. Jay Adams."
    http://www.nouthetic.org

    Institute of Biblical Counseling and Discipleship
    http://www.ibcd.org/



    Expository Bible Commentaries

    How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth! Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion. . . . The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. (Isaiah 52:7-8,10)

    The Scripture is to be its own interpreter, or rather the Spirit speaking in it; nothing can cut the diamond but the diamond; nothing can interpret Scripture but Scripture. -- Thomas Watson

    While the Bible should be mankind's most often read book, and the work most frequently made the focal point of writer's labors, there is a strong emphasis today on "applied Christianity" with a corresponding diminution of books that actually expound the teaching of a passage of Scripture in a relevant and meaningful manner so as to build up the reader in his/her faith. . . . -- Cyril J. Barber

    Adams, Jay Edward, The Christian Counselor's New Testament: A New Translation in Everyday English, With Notations, Marginal References, and Supplemental Helps, revised and amplified.
    "Adams has added numerous counseling-oriented footnotes to his translation of the New Testament, and has made many minor revisions to the text itself in order to enhance readability. The last 70 pages contain the original 'supplemental helps,' a primer on counseling. . . . Marginal notations and footnotes address dozens of topics of practical use to counselors. The Supplemental Helps provide a 60 page summary of nouthetic counseling -- both methodological and conceptual -- and a ready reference. 'Supplemental Helps' reprinted as HELPS FOR COUNSELORS." -- David Powlison

    *Adams, Jay E., The Jay Adams Set of Commentaries, a series of 10 volumes (Timeless Texts). Alternate title: THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR'S COMMENTARY SERIES and TEN VOLUME CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR'S COMMENTARY SERIES.
    "This 10-volume series of commentaries is written in everyday English -- a must for laymen as well as the Pastor/Counselor. Jay Adams explains and applies biblical truths in the clear, understandable way that typifies his writing. He does not try to duplicate the standard technical commentaries, but supplements them with the implications of the text for God-honoring counseling and Christian living." -- Publisher

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Expository Discourses on 1 Peter, ISBN: 0851512046. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Fausset, Andrew R., A Critical and Expository Commentary on the Book of Judges, 1885. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Remains one of the finest comprehensive and scholarly treatments for the expositor." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Geneva Bible Notes
    The GENEVA BIBLE NOTES are featured on the Online Bible CD-ROM. One keystroke brings the notes up in the second window alongside THE 1769 AUTHORIZED VERSION KING JAMES BIBLE, Cambridge: Printed by John Archdeacon; and sold by John Beecroft, John Rivington, Benjamin White, and Edward Dilly, in London; and T. & J. Merrill, in Cambridge, 1769. A Christian classic.
    Therefore, the user can view both the THE 1769 AUTHORIZED VERSION KING JAMES BIBLE and the GENEVA BIBLE NOTES at the same time in separate windows, possibly with a split screen.
    THE ONLINE BIBLE CD-ROM is available from Larry Pierce and the Woodside Bible Fellowship, Winterbourne, Ontario, CANADA, 11 Holmwood Street, Ontario N0B 2V0, 1997.
    THE 1769 AUTHORIZED VERSION KING JAMES BIBLE (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press), was available at one time on CD-ROM from Thomas Nelson.

    *Guthrie, Thomas, Christ and the Inheritance of the Saints.
    "A Presbyterian preacher of the last century, Guthrie pastored the Edinburgh Church of Old Greyfriars for nearly thirty years. These expository discourses cover Colossians 1:12-20. First published in 1858." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Johnstone, Robert, Lectures, Exegetical and Practical, on the Epistle of James, ISBN: 0851512577.
    "A very useful, scholarly, and readable book." -- C.H. Spurgeon.
    "A classic in the field. Published originally in 1871. A must for the expository preacher. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Jones, Cody L., The Complete Guide to the Book of Proverbs, ISBN: 0963894471 9780963894472.
    "This is no mere collection of proverbs, but is a serious 568-page work that is for both reading and reference. The first 23 pages include a list of charts, a guide to pronunciation, and an outline of the structure of Proverbs. Pages 25-256 are a commentary on Proverbs. The comments are interesting and very readable, and they put things into a historical setting. The book includes many historical drawings and photos to give the reader a sense of the culture of the time. The next section (pages 257-315), provides a topical guide to Proverbs, with 96 topics arranged alphabetically. Each topic is amplified by one or more verses. The third principal section (pages 317-545), offers the full texts of six different versions in parallel: NEW KING JAMES, NEW REVISED STANDARD, NEW CENTURY, NEW INTERNATIONAL, KING JAMES and NEW LIVING. While some versions are more orthodox and strictly translated, others are more readable; and the ability to see all six versions of a verse on the same page spread certainly is an aid to understanding. If this book piques your interest in the book of Proverbs -- and it might -- it is well worth the cover price. There is much wisdom to be gained in Proverbs and this tool can help you uncover it." -- Reader's Comment

    *Leighton, Robert, A Practical Commentary Upon the First Epistle General of Peter, 1831.
    "There is a spirit in them I never met with in any other human writings, nor can I read many lines in them without being moved." -- Henry Mills
    "We need scarcely commend this truly heavenly work. It is a favorite with all spiritual men." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "One of the best expository works on I Peter [1 Peter]. Leighton provides his reader with the results of his vast learning without ostentation; his theology is accurate and his eloquence unmatched. Devotional." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Exposition of Romans, 9 volumes.
    "A superb exposition of the doctrines of the atonement and justification. Here is expository preaching at its best." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "All of L-J's books are from sermons preached in Westminster Chapel, London. He digs deep, and comes up with gems of truth from a wide variety of sources; particularly from the Puritans. His heartwarming applications of the Word of God to the needs of people today will edify all classes of Bible students." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    Various editions of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones' commentaries on Romans follow.
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Gospel of God (Romans 1), ISBN: 031027950X 9780310279501
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Plight of Man and the Power of God (Romans 1).
    "A powerful application of the second half of the 1st chapter of Romans, originally delivered as addresses to students at the Free Church College, Edinburgh." -- William J. Grier
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Righteous Judgment of God (Romans 2:1 -- 3:20), ISBN: 0851515452 9780851515458.
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Romans: Atonement and Justification: An Exposition of Chapters 3:20 -- 4:35, ISBN: 0310278805 9780310278801.
    "A superb exposition of the doctrines of the atonement and justification. Here is expository preaching at its best." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Assurance (Romans 5).
    "An important companion volume to the writer's study on justification and the atonement. Expounds Paul's teaching on sin and grace, hope and faith, redemption, and glory. The heart-warming application of the Word of God to the needs of people today will edify preachers and laymen alike." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The New Man (Romans 6).
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Law: Its Functions and Limits (Romans 7:1 -- 8:4),
    "This careful and detailed work is an example of expository preaching at its best. Lloyd-Jones' analysis of carnality and spirituality is designed to expose the reason for the former and the way to acquire the latter." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Son of God (Romans 8:5-17).
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Final Perseverance of the Saints (Romans 8:7-39).
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Romans: God's Sovereign Purposes (Chapter 9:1-33), ISBN: 0310275008 9780310275008.
    "Not only an excellent commentary, this book is also a model for good preaching.
    A powerful book, dealing with one of the most misunderstood sections in the Bible." -- GCB
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Romans 10: Saving Faith, ISBN: 0851517374 9780851517377.
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 11, To God's Glory, ISBN: 085151748X 9780851517483.
    Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 12: Christian Conduct, ISBN: 0851517943 9780851517940.
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 14:1-17: Liberty and Conscience, ISBN: 0851518494 9780851518497.

    It appears that Lloyd-Jones did not comment on Romans 15 and Romans 16.

    Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Life of Peace: Exposition of Philippians 3 and 4, [Philippians 4] ISBN: 0801056780 9780801056789.
    "This volume follows THE LIFE OF JOY which is on Philippians 1 and 2, thus completing the study on the Book of Philippians. Examples of expository excellence!" -- GCB

    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Studies in the Sermon on the Mount, ISBN: 080280036X 9780802800367.
    "The most heart-searching of all expositions of the Sermon on the Mount." -- Wilbur M. Smith
    "Undoubtedly the finest devotional commentary on the Sermon on the Mount. Filled with suggestive material for the preacher." -- GCB

    *Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), A Commentary on James. Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #4, #5.
    "In Manton's best style. . . . Few such books are written now." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "This practical book of the Bible is best expounded by one as practical as Manton. Though he was one of the 2000 ejected from his pulpit by Charles II, he was so loved for his expository preaching that he continued having a lecture every other Sunday (Richard Baxter alternated with him), and Christians at court protected him from being arrested. One of his devoted followers suggested that Manton should set up his own lecture, rather than share with Baxter. His reply: 'What! And miss the greatest preacher in England!'
    "Manton leaves very little not said in his excellent commentary. He does not use the whip of sarcasm, or of invective, but that of loving kindness to lay these searching truths on the reader's heart. It is by far the best on James." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "A truly great work by the English divine. Almost 500 pages of practical, insightful exposition on this important New Testament book. Full of suggestive material for the pastor's sermons. Solid Reformed thinking. Manton was a man of great learning and gifts." -- GCB

    Martin, Ralph P., Colossians: The Church's Lord and the Christian's Liberty: An Expository Commentary, ISBN: 0853641250 9780853641254.

    *Poole, Matthew (1624-1679), Matthew Poole's Commentary on the Holy Bible, 3 volumes, ISBN: 0917006283 9780917006289 9780851512119. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Matthew Poole wrote ANNOTATIONS UPON THE WORD OF GOD, IN ENGLISH, which are mentioned by Matthew Henry as having passed through many impressions in his day, and he not only highly praises them, but declares that he has in his own work all along been brief upon that which Mr. Poole has more largely discussed, and has industriously declined what is to be found there. The three volumes are necessaries for your libraries. On the whole, if I must have only one commentary, and had read Matthew Henry as I have, I do not know but what I should choose Poole. He is a very prudent and judicious commentator; and one of the few who could honestly say, 'We have not willingly balked any obvious difficulty, and have designed a just satisfaction to all our readers; and if any knot remains yet untied, we have told our readers what hath been most probably said for their satisfaction in the untying of it'." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    Matthew Poole "has been called Matthew Henry's, Matthew Henry."

    *Ryle, J.C. (1816-1900), Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, 4 volumes.
    "The new 4-volume set is a preacher's handbook to the enduring truths of the Gospels. It is also a wonderful personal or family devotional guide to this portion of Scripture. Written by one of the greatest men of the Church of England in the late 1800's." -- GCB

    *Smith, Jerome H. (editor), The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, revised and expanded, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997, 1992, 1836), 1664 pages, ISBN: 0785212272 and 0785213155 (preferred edition, also available in Logos Research Systems software).
    "An incredible one-volume Bible reference library, this comprehensive update of the original TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE [TSK] is a unique resource for Bible study, teaching, or preaching. This edition contains nearly 100,000 new cross-references, additional key words, a new system of symbols, and many other improvements. This is the most comprehensive collection of time-saving and insightful cross-references ever published! Dozens of special study aids help you develop powerful lessons or sermons -- straight from the Bible itself! Dr. John MacArthur, Jr. says: 'The one book, apart from the Bible itself, that I value most in my studies'." -- Logos Research Systems
    Includes bibliography, subject index, topic number index, Proverbs index, name index, figure of speech index, and other indexes. See the index to Proverbs.
    Smith, Jerome, The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
    http://www.logos.com/product/1214/the-new-treasury-of-scripture-knowledge
    "For generations, the TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE [original edition by R.A. Torrey -- compiler], has been an enduring cross-reference resource for Bible students worldwide. This highly respected and nearly exhaustive compilation of cross-references was developed by R.A. Torrey from references in the REV. THOMAS SCOTT'S COMMENTARY and THE COMPREHENSIVE BIBLE. With nearly 500,000 cross-references it is the most thorough source available [prior to Jerome Smith's 1992 revision and update -- compiler]."
    TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. It is included at BibleStudyTools.com and may be downloaded from various websites.
    Torrey, R.A., Treasury of Scripture Knowledge (former edition to NTSK)
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/concordances/treasury-of-scripture-knowledge/
    Smith, Jerome H., Nelson's Cross-reference Guide to the Bible: Illuminating God's Word Verse-by-verse, 2007, ISBN: 1418504599 9781418504595.
    Whereas, The Holy Bible is the greatest book (Matthew 4:4; Psalm 33:6; John 1:1-14; Mark 13:31; 1 Corinthians 2:12,13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:4; Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 119, and so forth, and so on),
    Whereas, it is the best commentary on itself, a truth that came out of the Reformation,
    Therefore, THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (NTSK) and its successor, NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE (NCRGB), are among the greatest and most valuable books ever printed, after The Holy Bible itself, because they allow the Bible to interpret itself.
    "THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE and NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE are more flexible than a concordance, more thorough than a topical Bible, and more discovery-oriented than a Bible commentary." -- Reader's Comment
    Most readers will need to own both the NTSK and NCRGB. NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE is recommended for quick reference, because of its new format, its ease of use, and more compact size. But THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE is also necessary for serious study, because the eight indices for the NTSK, the extensive bibliography, and most of Smith's added personal notes to about 275 verses were removed from the NCRGB.
    It should also be pointed out that neither of these works are Reformed. A random check of both works showed that Smith did not consult cross-references used in CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES or in the GENEVA BIBLE and NOTES, although, of course, some cross-references used by Calvin and other Reformed writers appear by chance in both of Smith's works. Therefore, Reformed reader must go directly to the indices to the various commentaries of Calvin to see Calvin's cross-references, and to other Reformed writers, and the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, for their cross-references.
    Jerome H. Smith spent about 37 years editing and expanding THE TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (see the Preface to NTSK). After the release of the NTSK in 1992, he continued to edit and improve it, and NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE was released in 2007, 15 years later. That is a total of 52 years working to improve this one reference work.
    "Building on the Bible Study classic, THE TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (with its well-known introduction by R.A. Torrey), and his own expansive THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE, Jerome Smith has fashioned a user-friendly tool [the NCRGB -- compiler] in a much improved, altogether new format to make personal Bible study and Bible lesson preparation easier than ever before. Thanks to Smith's diligent work over many years, this volume contains a more complete collection of cross-references than any Bible reference ever published." [Estimated number of cross-references by edition: TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE, 500,000; NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE, "nearly" 100,000; NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE, "more than" 100,000 -- compiler] -- Publisher
    "Smith compiled no less than eight indices for the NTSK: Subject Index, Topic Number Index, Prayer Index, Proverbs Index, Name Index, Figure of Speech Index, Strong's Numbers Index: Hebrew, and Strong's Numbers Index: Greek. He also provided an extensive bibliography. Leaving most of the notes he found in TSK unmodified, he added his own personal notes to about 275 verses. But the indices, bibliography, and most of the notes were removed from the NCRGB." -- Reader's Comment
    "Discover how words, phrases, and concepts in one passage of the BIBLE are reflected and reinforced in the whole of Scripture. NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE is organized in biblical sequence, making it easy for you to study a particular passage deeper than ever before.
    "You'll find multiple cross-references to related passages in the Old and New Testaments. Gain a richer understanding of God's Word by studying a theme through the whole counsel of Scripture.
    "THE NELSON'S CROSS REFERENCE BIBLE [based on the AKJV] lets the Bible interpret itself. I study with the ESV Single Column Reference Edition, NASB Reference Updated Edition (1995), and HCSB Large Print Reference. To illustrate the value of the NCRGB, for John 11:11, where Jesus states Lazarus has 'fallen asleep,' the ESV has only 1 reference, the NASB has 5, and the HCSB has 2. The NELSON'S CROSS REFERENCE BIBLE has an astounding 25 references including a definition of 'Lazarus,' citation to the Strong's number (2976g). For John 1:1, the ESV has 12 references, NASB has 8 and HCSB has 6. NELSON'S CROSS REFERENCE BIBLE has an astounding 61, including very helpful references from Isaiah, Psalms, Job, Jeremiah, Micah. Each set of words in John 1:1 is divided and references are provided for 'the beginning,' 'the Word,' 'with,' 'and he Word,' and 'was God.' One last example, for John 10:9 where Jesus says he's the door, ESV has 3 references, NASB has 1, and HCSB has no references. NELSON'S CROSS REFERENCE BIBLE has 18, providing reference supports for key words in the verse such as 'the door,' 'if,' 'be saved,' and 'go in and out'." -- Reader's Comment "I almost did not live to finish my editorial work on THE NEW TREASURY, for I was shot in the head by an unknown assailant on March 13, 1986, when I had typed the text only as far as 1 Samuel 3. The Lord miraculously spared my life. During my recovery I kept working on the book, often without income." -- Jerome Smith in the foreword to The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
    THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE may be used to advantage in combination with the following Bible reference works, among others:

    Trapp, John, A Clavis to the Bible, or a New Comment Upon the Pentateuch, or Five Books of Moses, Wherein are: 1. Difficult texts explained, 2. Controversies discussed, 3. Common places handled, 4. Cases of Conscience cleared, 5. Many remarkable matters hinted, that had by other interpreters been omitted, 6. Besides, divers texts of Scripture, which occasionally occur, are fully opened, 7. And the whole so intermixed with pertinent Histories, as will yield both pleasure, and profit to the judicious, pious reader, 1650. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Wardlaw, Ralph, Exposition of Ecclesiastes, ISBN: 0865241473 9780865241473.
    "Expository sermons by one of Scotland's greatest preachers. Recommended." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Wardlaw, Ralph, Lectures on the Book of Proverbs, 3 volumes (London, England: A. Fullerton and Company, 1861).
    Edited by J.S. Wardlaw. "Highly esteemed by C.H. Spurgeon and other expository preachers. . . . Contains some of the finest material for preachers ever produced on this portion of God's Word. Rich, insightful, practical." -- Cyril J. Barber

    See also: Casuistry, cases of conscience, Topical bible indexes, Topical listings of scripture useful in counseling, Proverbs, topical listings, Topical bible indexes, and so forth, and so on.

    Related WebLinks

    D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Page
    http://www.mlj.org.uk/



    Commentaries, General Works

    See the Theological Notes, "Understanding the Word of God," at Psalm 119:34 in The Reformation Study Bible.

    *Adams, Jay E., The Jay Adams Set of Commentaries, a series of 10 volumes (Timeless Texts). Alternate title: THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR'S COMMENTARY SERIES and TEN VOLUME CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR'S COMMENTARY SERIES.
    "This 10-volume series of commentaries is written in everyday English -- a must for laymen as well as the Pastor/Counselor. Jay Adams explains and applies biblical truths in the clear, understandable way that typifies his writing. He does not try to duplicate the standard technical commentaries, but supplements them with the implications of the text for God-honoring counseling and Christian living." -- Publisher

    *Geneva Bible Notes
    The GENEVA BIBLE NOTES are featured on the Online Bible CD-ROM. One keystroke brings the notes up in the second window alongside THE 1769 AUTHORIZED VERSION KING JAMES BIBLE, Cambridge: Printed by John Archdeacon; and sold by John Beecroft, John Rivington, Benjamin White, and Edward Dilly, in London; and T. & J. Merrill, in Cambridge, 1769. A Christian classic.
    Therefore, the user can view both the THE 1769 AUTHORIZED VERSION KING JAMES BIBLE and the GENEVA BIBLE NOTES at the same time in separate windows, possibly with a split screen.
    THE ONLINE BIBLE CD-ROM is available from Larry Pierce and the Woodside Bible Fellowship, Winterbourne, Ontario, CANADA, 11 Holmwood Street, Ontario N0B 2V0, 1997.
    THE 1769 AUTHORIZED VERSION KING JAMES BIBLE (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press), was available at one time on CD-ROM from Thomas Nelson.

    *King James Bible With the Geneva Bible Notes, 1672. This is considered to be a superior text to the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, which is said to be about 80 percent Tyndale translation. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive and in The Amazing Christian Library.
    "The best Reformation translation (King James Version), combined with the best Bible notes of the first Reformation, the GENEVA BIBLE notes. A great tool for public, family and private worship and study. Printed from a marvelously clean original copy, surpassing the quality of all other printings (of the GENEVA BIBLE NOTES in particular), we have seen. Contains almost 1000 (8.5 X 11 inch), pages with notes on the complete Bible (Old and New Testaments), making this a veritable library of study and classic Protestant commentary in just one book." -- Publisher
    The following title is apparently an alternative edition of the 1672 AKJV with GENEVA NOTES:
    James, King of England, Lancelot Andrewes, Theodore de Beze, Franciscus Junius, and John Canne, The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testament; Newly translated out of the originall tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesties speciall command; With most profitable Annotations [probably the GENEVA NOTES -- compiler] upon all the hard places, and other things of great importance; Which notes have never before been set forth with this new translation; but are now placed in due order with great care and industrie. "Publisher: [Amsterdam]: [Stephen Swart], Printed in the Year MDCLXXII."

    *Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), Commentary on the Shorter Catechism, 1853, 2 volumes. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    " 'Two large volumes of over 1300 pages! Boston's work is the most comprehensive reference set ever penned on The Westminster Shorter Catechism. Concerning The Shorter Catechism, A.F. Mitchell states '. . . it is a thoroughly Calvinistic and Puritan catechism, the ripest fruit of the Assembly's thought and experience, maturing and finally fixing the definitions of theological terms to which Puritanism for half a century had been leading up and gradually coming closer and closer to in its legion of catechisms' (The Westminster Assembly). The Shorter Catechism is the 'king of the catechisms' for shear power of expression, combining logical cogency with succinctness. Boston's exposition is unrivalled; there is nothing else like it. Here you have the cream of Puritan catechisms married to the cream of clear Puritan exposition! This is likely Boston's most important work. A set that will meet numerous needs, ranging from use in family worship, Christian education and personal study, to sermon preparation -- and for help in settling debated questions on the Presbytery floor. A one-of-a-kind set of books that will serve your family for generations to come!" -- Publisher
    "It is worth while to be a Shorter Catechism boy. They grow to be men. And better than that, the are exceedingly apt to grow to be men of God." -- B.B. Warfield
    Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html
    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/

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Discourses and Sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ, 3 volumes, ISBN: 0851515819 (one ISBN for the set of 3 volumes). A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Spurgeon says of this great commentary: 'Of the noblest order of exposition. Procure it.' Elsewhere in COMMENTING AND COMMENTARIES, he wrote, 'Dr. Brown's work must be placed among the first of the first-class. He is a great expositor.' Again, 'Brown is a modern Puritan. All his expositions are of the utmost value.'
    "These volumes cover much of the Gospel of John, plus many portions of the other three Gospels. In them he reveals his encyclopedic mind, and a profound regard for the Bible and the very Word of God. In addition, it is seen why it was said that he had the best clerical library in the whole nation of Scotland.
    "There is little doubt in the mind of this reviewer that any reader of these volumes will become possessor of myriads of new insights into the Scriptures, and what they reveal of our God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It is indispensable to the student of the Gospels." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "Based upon the revised and enlarged edition of 1852. Rich in thought. Pastors will appreciate the writer's application of spiritual truths to the needs of men and women." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Recommended for daily devotions, as are all the books in the listing of "Books Considered to be Among the ten Greatest in the English Language."
    Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Discourses and Sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ: Illustrated in a Series of Expositions, 1854, volume 1 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/discoursessaying01brow
    Brown, Discourses and Sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ, volume 2 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/discoursessaying02brow
    Discourses and Sayings of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Illustrated in a Series of Expositions. . . . by John Brown, published 1856 [complete in 2 volumes. New York: Robert Carter and Brothers], original from the University of Michigan, digitized Feb. 17, 2006.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=SZl9u8v0Yi8C&dq=Discourses+and+Sayings+of+Our+Lord+Jesus+Christ&ie=ISO-8859-1&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0
    This University of Michigan digitized edition, that appears in Google Books, is available in paper from two publishers: (Gardners Books, 2006), and (Hard Press, November 26, 2007).
    Both volume are "produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library's preservation reformatting program." -- Publisher

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Calvin's Commentaries, 22 volumes. A Christian classic.
    THE EPISTLE OF THE APOSTLE PAUL TO THE ROMANS is Paul's most comprehensive statement of the Gospel.
    ROMANS is also the key to understanding all Scripture. It unites the various themes of the Bible.
    "No doubt the Epistle next in importance to that to the Romans is this to the Hebrews." -- the translator of Calvin's Commentary on Hebrews
    "I know of no man since the Apostles' days whom I value and honor more than Calvin, and whose judgment in all things, one with another, I more esteem and come nearer to." -- Richard Baxter
    "Of all commentators I believe Calvin to be the most candid. . . . He was no trimmer and pruner of texts. He gave their meaning as far as he knew it." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "A large volume could not contain all that has been written in praise of Calvin's commentaries, by men of all theological persuasions. Anyone who neglects consulting Calvin is going to be the poorer for their neglect." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    It is recommended that CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES be used for daily devotions.
    Calvin's Commentaries at BibleStudyGuide.org
    http://www.biblestudyguide.org/comment/calvin/comm_index.htm
    Calvin's Commentaries, complete
    From the Calvin Translation Society edition.
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/commentaries.i.html
    Monergism: Commentaries
    From Mongergism.com search "commentaries."
    http://www.monergism.com

    *Caryl, Joseph (1602-1673), Joel R. Beeke, Randall J. Pederson, An Exposition With Practical Observations Upon . . . the Book of Job . . . 12 volumes, ISBN: 1892777509 9781892777508 1892777541 9781892777546. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Caryl preached on Job for 20 years. Some have said his work is the only satisfactory commentary on the book of Job.
    "The pinnacle of Puritan preaching and devotion, Joseph Caryl's 12 volume, 8600 plus page exposition of Job is now heading for a limited edition printing. . . . These are the full 12 volumes totally unabridged. . . .
    "C.H. Spurgeon said, 'Caryl will not exhaust the patience of a student who is a lover of every letter of the Word . . . it would be a mistake to suppose that he is at all prolix or redundant; he is only full. In the course of expounding he has illustrated a very large portion of Bible with great clearness and power. He is deeply devotional and spiritual. His work can scarcely be superseded or surpassed'." -- Publisher
    "Cotton Mather's assessment, that these sermons [Caryl on Job] belong alongside Greenhill on Ezekiel, Burroughs on Hosea, Owen on Hebrews, and Manton on James, can still be made." -- Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas, professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary

    *De Graaf, Simon Gerrit, Promise and Deliverance, 4 volumes (Scarsdale, NY [Westminster Discount Book Service, P.O. Box 125H, Scarsdale 10583]: Westminster Discount Book Service, 1977). Translated from the Dutch by H. Evan Runner and Elisabeth Wichers Runner. A Christian classic.
    "A landmark in interpreting the simple stories of the Bible . . . an invaluable resource for teachers, ministers, and parents." -- Christianity Today
    "In Scripture, religion means covenant. By His Word, God called into being an order of creation culminating in man. By that Word He also gave man His favor and brought him into a life of conscious covenantal fellowship with Himself. As De Graaf himself puts it: 'Without covenant, there is no religion, no conscious fellowship between man and God, no exchange of love and faithfulness. Without the covenant, man would be just an instrument in God's hand. When God created man, He had more than an instrument in mind: He made a creature that could respond to Him. . . .'
    "This renewed insight into Biblical revelation is the perspective undergirding De Graaf's treatment of all Bible stories. It makes his book a unique presentation of God's revelation of Himself in the covenant and keeps his interpretations of the stories from degenerating into mere moralizing. Religion is not morality." -- H. Evan Runner
    "I highly recommend this book. One of the best books available." -- R.C. Sproul

    Fairbairn, Patrick (1805-1874), Prophecy Viewed in Respect to Its Distinctive Nature, Its Special Function, and Proper Interpretation, 1865. Alternate title: PROPHECY and THE INTERPRETATION OF PROPHECY, ISBN: 0851518206. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #13.
    "A standard work by one who is at home with the subject." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "A 532-page manual of interpretation focusing on prophecy. Full of applications, it makes for interesting reading. Fairbairn elevates prophetic discussion by helping us to 'look into the very nature of God, to behold in his light the laws of eternity, according to which he governs the church and the world,' which is 'something infinitely higher than a mere knowledge of the future' (Hengstenberg). The sections on the Papacy and Antichrist are some of the best writing on this topic. This book is light years ahead of the modern mush and drivel that is peddled by the prophetic speculators of our day!" -- Publisher

    *Geneva Bible Notes, 1599
    The GENEVA BIBLE contained "marginal notes which were heavily influenced by John Calvin, John Knox, and many other leaders of the Reformation. The GENEVA BIBLE was the predominant English translation during the period in which the English and Scottish Reformations gained great impetus. Iain Murray, in his classic work on revival and the interpretation of prophecy, THE PURITAN HOPE, notes that, 'the two groups in England and Scotland developed along parallel lines, like two streams originating at one fountain. The fountain was not so much Geneva, as the Bible which the exiles newly translated and issued with many marginal notes . . . it was read in every Presbyterian and Puritan home in both realms.' (p. 7). This time also saw the rise of the forces for covenanted Reformation against the corruption and abuses of prelacy and the royal factions. Darkness was dispelled as people read this Bible and saw for themselves that there is no authority above the Holy Scriptures.
    "Although most people today have never heard of the GENEVA BIBLE, it was so popular from 1560 to 1644 that it went through 140 plus printings. The reason for its popularity among the faithful is obvious: the marginal notes promoted a full-orbed, nation-changing Protestantism. . . !
    " 'By 1599, the GENEVA BIBLE . . . added many Calvinist annotations for household use' (Bremer, The Puritan Experiment, p. 12). A number of the notes argued for family worship and instruction by the head of the household. Puritanism in the British Isles is known as an effort to continue the Reformation of the church in the area of worship and church government. However, the Puritans also sought to reform the family life according to Biblical principles . . . as a result of their efforts they 'were creators of the English Christian marriage, the English Christian family, and the English Christian home'." (J.I. Packer, A Quest for Godliness, p. 260) -- Publisher
    1599 Geneva Bible Notes
    http://www.reformedreader.org/gbn/en.htm
    For other GENEVA NOTES text see the following listed below:

  • KING JAMES BIBLE WITH THE GENEVA BIBLE NOTES, 1672,
  • 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, Tolle Lege Press restoration,
  • THE 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, TOLLE LEGE ONLINE EDITION.
  • "1599 GENEVA BIBLE, Tolle Lege Press Restoration, Fourth Printing, 2008, Probable Errata Listing," and
  • "A Resolution That Tolle Lege Press and White Hall Press of Chicago Complete the Limited Modernization of the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE Begun in 2004."
  • *King James Bible With the Geneva Bible Notes, 1672. This is considered to be a superior text to the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, which is said to be about 80 percent Tyndale translation. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive and in The Amazing Christian Library.
    "The best Reformation translation (King James Version), combined with the best Bible notes of the first Reformation, the GENEVA BIBLE notes. A great tool for public, family, and private worship and study. Printed from a marvelously clean original copy, surpassing the quality of all other printings (of the GENEVA BIBLE NOTES in particular), we have seen. Contains almost 1000 (8.5 X 11 inch), pages with notes on the complete Bible (Old and New Testaments), making this a veritable library of study and classic Protestant commentary in just one book." -- Publisher
    The following title is apparently an alternative edition of the 1672 AKJV with GENEVA NOTES:
    James, King of England, Lancelot Andrewes, Theodore de Beze, Franciscus Junius, and John Canne, The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testament; Newly translated out of the originall tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesties speciall command; With most profitable Annotations [probably the GENEVA NOTES -- compiler] upon all the hard places, and other things of great importance; Which notes have never before been set forth with this new translation; but are now placed in due order with great care and industrie. "Publisher: [Amsterdam]: [Stephen Swart], Printed in the Year MDCLXXII."
    The Authorized King James Version of 1611 (Pure Cambridge Edition), Digital Text
    "The PURE CAMBRIDGE EDITION (first published circa 1900), is the product of the process of textual purification that has occurred since 1611 when the AUTHORIZED VERSION was completed, and has been used (often unwittingly), as the received text for many decades. Millions of copies conformed to this edition were issued by Bible and missionary societies in the twentieth century. This text stands in contrast to all other editions (especially newly edited and modernised ones). . . ." -- excerpt from Bible Protector homepage
    http://www.bibleprotector.com/

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), et al. John Knox, Theodore Beza, Miles Coverdale, William Whittingham, Anthony Gilby, Martin Luther, and others], Peter A. Lillback (foreword), Tolle Lege Press (preface), Gary DeMar (Notes to the Modern Reader), Marshall Foster (The History and Impact of the Geneva Bible), 1599 Geneva Bible, (Tolle Lege Press, 2006, 2007), 1400 pages, ISBN: 0975484699 9780975484692 0975484613 9780975484616 0975484621 9780975484623. Available (Tolle Lege Press restoration) on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "When the Pilgrims arrived in America in 1620, they brought along supplies, a consuming passion to advance the Kingdom of Christ, a bright hope for the future, and the Word of God. Clearly, their most precious cargo was the Bible. The GENEVA BIBLE, printed over 200 times between 1560 and 1644, was the most widely read and influential English Bible of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This superb translation was the product of the best Protestant scholars of the day and became the Bible of choice for many of the greatest writers, thinkers, and historical figures of that time [but the translation was surpassed by the AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION in 1611, see 'Textual Criticism' -- compiler]. The GENEVA BIBLE is unique among all other Bibles. It was the first Bible to use chapters and numbered verses and became the most popular version of its time because of the extensive marginal notes. These notes, written by Reformation leaders such as John Calvin, John Knox, Miles Coverdale, William Whittingham, Anthony Gilby, and others, were included to explain and interpret the scriptures for the common people. For nearly half a century these notes helped the people of England, Scotland, and Ireland understand the Bible and true liberty. King James despised the GENEVA BIBLE because he considered the notes on key political texts to be seditious [to question the Divine Right of Kings -- compiler] and a threat to his authority. Unlike the KING JAMES VERSION, the GENEVA BIBLE was not authorized by the government. It was truly a Bible by the people and for the people. You can see why this remarkable version with its profound marginal notes played a key role in the formation of the American Republic. Until now, the only complete version available was a large, cumbersome, and difficult-to-read facsimile edition. But this new edition contains all the original words and notes [see the errata listing below -- compiler], but the type set has been enlarged and the font style change for today's reader." -- Publisher
    "This is the Bible that eventually put an end to Feudalism in Europe, strengthened Puritans, Quakers, and came to America on the Mayflower. This was the first Bible published in the language of the common people, the first Bible to contain commentary and verse numbers, and the first Bible written in English from Greek and Hebrew texts available from Constantinople, not from the Latin Vulgate. The dynamite in this Bible is the commentary accounting for about one third of its length.
    "The Church of England and King James were so upset they determined to create a new translation. They called it the KING JAMES VERSION. They choose to use language so formal and grand, even by the standards of those days, that the common people would find difficult to understand. The GENEVA BIBLE was found seditious by it's insertions of commentary that spoke directly about the priesthood of lay believers, the church as naturally anti-oligarchy, and setting forth some other ideas considered anarchy by the King, but meaning freedom to the masses who read it. . . .
    "Important facts to remember about this Bible. The Reformation was strong in England and the Lollards were a lay group of huge influence that had to go underground. English Christian theologians, not Catholics and not Anglicans, fled in huge numbers to Geneva for freedom. Geneva was not part of Switzerland at that time, because Geneva was its own city-state. . . . The GENEVA BIBLE was printed 1560-1644. THE KING JAMES VERSION was published in 1611. The GENEVA BIBLE was against the law to own. . . ." -- Reader's Comment
    Available "in printed formats with various binding options from Tolle Lege Press. Tolle Lege Press has given Puritan Downloads permission to provide a PDF copy of their retypeset and fully searchable edition of the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE (Copyright 2006-2008, Tolle Lege Press), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The GENEVA BIBLE is the Puritan Bible with Reformation promoting marginal notes authored by prominent leaders of the Reformation (during the time of John Calvin and John Knox). The New Testament was translated out of the Greek, by Theodore Beza. The GENEVA BIBLE was the predominant English translation during the period in which the English and Scottish Reformations gained great impetus.
    "Iain Murray, in his classic work on revival and the interpretation of prophecy, THE PURITAN HOPE, notes,

    The two groups in England and Scotland developed along parallel lines, like two streams originating at one fountain. The fountain was not so much Geneva, as the Bible which the exiles newly translated and issued with many marginal notes . . . it was read in every Presbyterian and Puritan home in both realms. (p. 7)
    "This time also saw the rise of the forces for covenanted Reformation against the corruption and abuses of prelacy and the royal factions. Darkness was dispelled as people read this Bible and saw for themselves that there is no authority above the Holy Scriptures. Discerning this truth, it became apparent that the civil tyranny and the heretical superstitions imposed by Pope, King and Bishops were to be resisted unto death, if necessary (i.e. because these innovations in church and state were opposed to the Kingship of Christ and the law of His kingdom, as set forth in Holy Scripture).
    "Moreover, this is the Bible that led to the King James edition. James . . . did not want the Calvinistic marginal notes of the GENEVA BIBLE getting into the hands of the people because he considered them 'seditious' hence, he authorized the KING JAMES VERSION as a substitute (though the KJV far surpasses modern translations).
    "Although most people today have never heard of the GENEVA BIBLE, it was so popular from 1560 to 1644 that it went through 140 plus printings. The reason for its popularity among the faithful is obvious: the marginal notes promoted a full-orbed, nation-changing Protestantism! Taking a modern work, such as the SCOFIELD REFERENCE BIBLE, and comparing the notes to those of the GENEVA BIBLE, it will readily be seen that the religion of the Protestant Reformation bears no resemblance to much of the nonsense being prattled today!
    "Additionally, the later editions of the GENEVA BIBLE (like this 1599 edition), are more strongly Calvinistic and anti-Papal noted by Eason in THE GENEVAN BIBLE, NOTES ON ITS PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION. . . ."
    The notes of TOMSON'S NEW TESTAMENT of 1576, which took the place of the New Testament of the Bible of 1560 in many editions from 1587 onward, are entirely different from those in the GENEVA BIBLE. They are taken from Beza's Latin Testament, and are controversial and strongly Calvinistic.
    "Furthermore, Eason cites Pocock (a rabid anti-Calvinist), in the same book,
    The changes adopted in the GENEVA BIBLE and New Testament synchronize with the gradual spread of the Calvinistic heresy and the contemporaneous development of hatred of the whole Papal system of doctrine. The notes attacked the Sacramental teaching of the Church, substituting for it the Calvinistic doctrines of election and reprobation. They taught that Sacraments are nothing more than signs and seals of grace previously given to the elect. All passages about the Sacraments are explained away.
    ("We cite this quote, though it is full of a good deal of devilish nonsense, to demonstrate that even the enemies of biblical truth recognized the powerful impact that the GENEVA BIBLE was having in furthering the Protestant Reformation, as well as to show that the notes in the later versions of the GENEVA BIBLE were moving in the direction of a more distinct testimony against error and for the truth." -- RB) -- Publisher
    "There were three primary editions of the GENEVA BIBLE:
    (1) The editions that follow the first edition of 1560.
    (2) The editions in which TOMSON'S NEW TESTAMENT of 1576 is substituted for the 1560 New Testament.
    (3) The Bibles from 1598 that contain the Notes on Revelation of Francis Junius."
    "In our opinion, the notes in the 1599 edition were the most faithful to Scripture." -- The Genevan Bible, Notes on its Production and Distribution [Of course, the judgment and candor of Calvin are renown. This Bible played a key role in the Reformation, and anyone not using it 'will be the poorer for their neglect.' However, very few works are without caveats. Calvin used the LATIN VULGATE. His comments had to be translated from French. Experts (see 'Textual Criticism'), consider the authorized KING JAMES VERSION to be the most accurate translation. It used a literal approach to translation of the Traditional Text, which is referred to today as the Majority Text or Textus Receptus. Beza's translation of the New Testament is in a different category. One is urged to not neglect the knowledge developed over 400 years of Reformed scholarship since 1599. For example, compare the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE (1400 pages, 1366 in the Tolle Lege restoration edition), annotation with the annotation, theological notes, text notes, scripture notes, and other study aids of the NEW GENEVA STUDY BIBLE (2228 pages), with its own noted caveats. -- compiler]
    "Features of the Tolle Lege 1599 GENEVA BIBLE:
  • Word-for-word accuracy with the 1599 Geneva Bible [see the errata listing below -- compiler]
  • Original cross references
  • Modern spelling
  • Original study notes by Reformers
  • Old English Glossary
  • 2-page Family Tree Chart
  • Presentation page with several family registry pages
  • Easy-to-read print [see the errata listing below -- compiler]
  • Size: 8.75" X 11.5"
  • Approximately 1,400 pages." -- Publisher
  • Excerpts from two articles on the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE may be read at the Puritan Downloads site: "The Forgotten Translation," Gary DeMar, President of American Vision and Honorary Member of the 1599 Geneva Bible Advisory Board, and "Introduction to the 1599 Geneva Bible," Marshall Foster, President of the Mayflower Institute, Member of the 1599 Geneva Bible Advisory Board.
    http://www.swrb.com/bibles/bibles.htm
    "The GENEVA BIBLE has a unique place in history. It is some times called the BREECHES BIBLE. That term comes from the reference in Genesis 3:7 where it says that Adam and Eve clothed themselves in 'breeches' made from fig leaves. It is the product of Protestant scholars who had taken refuge in Geneva, Switzerland during the reign of Queen 'Bloody Mary' of England (1553-1558). It is also known as the Bible that the Pilgrims brought to America. It is older than the KING JAMES VERSION and is considered by some to be more 'Protestant' than the KING JAMES VERSION." [probably because of the Notes of the Geneva Reformers -- compiler] -- Reader's Comment
    "I've seen the facsimile versions of the GENEVA BIBLE and they don't even come close to this edition. The legibility and readability of this edition is far superior to other editions. -- Reader's Comment
    Tolle Lege Press edition of the 1599 Geneva Bible
    http://www.GenevaBible.com
    Perhaps the unique wisdom in the annotation by the Reformers, John Calvin, Martin Luther, John Knox, and Theodore Beza, among others, is due to their doctrinal position of the absolute sovereignty of God and the utter depravity of mankind. The notes are also very concise, explaining the meaning of Scripture and free of pedantic material.
    Sample notes from the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, the Tolle Lege Press restored edition of 2007:
  • Genesis 1:11 "So that we see it is the only power of God's word that maketh the earth fruitful, which else naturally is barren.
  • Genesis 1:12 "This sentence is so oft repeated, to signify that God made all his creatures to serve to his glory, and to the profit of man: but for sin they were accursed, yet to the elect, by Christ they are restored, and serve to their wealth.
  • Genesis 2:16 "So that man might know there was a sovereign Lord, to whom he owed obedience.
  • Genesis 2:17 "By this death he meaneth the separation of man from God, who is our life and chief felicity: and also that our disobedience is the cause thereof.
  • Genesis 3:4 "This is Satan's chiefest subtlety, to cause us not to fear God's threatenings.
  • Genesis 4:5 "Because he was an hypocrite, and offered only for an outward show without sincerity of heart.
  • Genesis 9:6 "Not only by the magistrate, but oft times God raiseth up one murderer to kill another.
    Therefore to kill man is to deface God's image, and so injury is not only done to man, but also to God.
  • Psalm 37:1,7,11 "1 This Psalm containeth exhortation and consolation for the weak, that are grieved at the prosperity of the wicked, and the affliction of the godly. 7 For how prosperously soever the wicked do live for the time, he doth affirm their felicity to be vain and transitory, because they are not in the favor of God, but in the end they are destroyed as his enemies. 11 And how miserably that the righteous seemeth to live in the world, yet his end is peace, and he is in the favor of God, he is delivered from the wicked, and preserved.
  • Psalm 37:5 "Be not led by thine own wisdom, but obey God, and he will finish his work in thee.
  • Psalm 37:6 "As the hope of the daylight causeth us not to be offended with the darkness of the night: so ought we patiently to trust that God will clear our cause and restore us to our right.
  • Psalm 37:8 "Meaning, except he moderate his affections, he shall be led to do as they do.
  • Psalm 37:12 "The godly are assured that the power and craft of the wicked shall not prevail against them, but fall on their own necks, and therefore ought patiently to abide God's time, and in the meanwhile bewail their sins, and offer up their tears, is a sacrifice of their obedience.
  • Psalm 37:16 "For they are daily fed as with Manna from heaven, and have sufficient, when the wicked have never enough, but ever hunger.
  • Psalm 37:25 "Though the just man die, yet God's blessings are extended to his posterity, and though God suffer some just man to lack temporal benefits, yet he recompenseth him with spiritual treasures.
  • Psalm 37:29 "They shall continually be preserved under God's wings, and have at least inward rest.
  • Psalm 37:30 "These three points are required of the faithful, that their talk be godly, that God's law be in their heart, and that their life be upright.
  • Psalm 37:37 "He exhorteth the faithful to mark diligently the examples both of God's mercies, and also of his judgments.
  • Psalm 37:39 "He showeth that the patient hope of the godly is never in vain, but in the end hath good success, though for a time God prove them by sundry tentations.
  • John 1:1 "The Son of God is of one, and the selfsame eternity or everlastingness, and of one and the selfsame essence or nature, with the Father.
    "From his beginning, as the Evangelist saith, 1 John 1:1, as though he said, that the world began not then to have his being, when God began to make all that was made: for the word was even then when all things that were made, began to be made, and therefore he was before the beginning of all things.
    "Had his being.
    "This word, That, pointeth out unto us a peculiar and choice thing above all other, and putteth a difference between this Word, which is the Son of God, and the Laws of God, which otherwise also are called the word of God.
    "This word (With) putteth out the distinction of persons to us.
    "This word (Word) is the first in order in the sentence, and is that which the learned call (Subjectum) and this word (God) is the latter in order, and the same which the learned call (Predicatum.)
  • John 1:3 "The son of God declareth that same his everlasting Godhead, both by the creating of all things, and also by the preserving of them, and especially by the excellent gifts of reason and understanding, wherewith he that beautified man above all other creatures.
    "Paul expoundeth this place, Col. 1:15 and 16 [Colossians 1:15,16].
    "That is, as the Father did work, so did the Son work with him: for he was fellow worker with him.
    "Of all those things which were made, nothing was made without him.
  • Jude 1:24 "He commendeth them to the grace of God, declaring sufficiently that it is God only that can give us that constancy which he requireth of us.
  • Hebrews 13:8b "all precepts of manners, and that is this: That we ought to quiet and content ourselves in Christ only: for there was yet never any man saved without the knowledge of him, neither is at this day saved, neither shall be saved hereafter.
  • Revelation 4:9 "God is said to have glory, honor, kingdom, and such like given unto him, when we godly and reverently set forth that which is properly and only his." -- excerpts from 1599 Geneva Bible, Tolle Lege Press, 2006, 2007)
  • 1599 Geneva Bible, Tolle Lege Press Restoration, Fourth Printing, 2008, Probable Errata Listing (June 30, 2014, revised August 15, 2014, revised September 4, 2015)
    http://www.lettermen2.com/1599errata.html
    A Resolution That Tolle Lege Press and White Hall Press of Chicago Complete the Limited Modernization of the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE Begun in 2004 and of all Spin-off Publications (August 15, 2014, revised September 7, 2015)
    http://www.lettermen2.com/1599resolve.html
    The 1599 Geneva Bible, Tolle Lege edition, online
    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew%201&version=GNV
    There is confusion in certain library records for the 1599 and 1672 Bibles that will only be resolved by physical inspection. The following is thought to be an alternative record for the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE.
    *Beze, Theodore de, Joachim Camerarius, Pierre Loyseleur, Laurence Tomson, and Franciscus Junius, The Bible, That is, The Holy Scriptures Conteined in the Old and New Testament. "Publisher: [Amsterdam?]: [publisher not identified], [approximately 1599]."
    1599 Geneva Bible Notes
    http://www.reformedreader.org/gbn/en.htm

    Machen, J. Gresham, and W. John Cook (editor), The New Testament: An Introduction to its Literature and History, ISBN: 0851512402 9780851512402.
    "Contains brief chapters covering six major sections: The Historical Background of Christianity; The Early History; Christianity Established Among the Gentiles; The Principles and Practice of the Gospel; The Presentation and Defense of Christianity; and, The Apostolic Church and the Church Today." -- GCB

    MacLaren, Alexander, Expositions of Holy Scripture, 17 volumes.
    Expositions of Holy Scripture by Alexander Maclaren
    http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/search/?query=MacLaren%2C+Alexander

    Morris, Edward D., Theology of the Westminster Symbols: A Commentary Historical, Doctrinal, Practical, on the Confession of Faith and Catechism and the Related Formularies of the Presbyterian Churches. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Published in 1900, this massive 857 page commentary has a later American flavor to it. The author 'has desired not merely to set forth the Presbyterian theology of the seventeenth century as embodied in these Symbols, but as well to indicate though only in outline the interesting evolution of that theology from the historic germ, to describe its normal growth through the succeeding ages, and to exhibit as far as practicable its remarkable effect and fruitage as seen in the belief and teachings of living Presbyterianism.' NATURE AND USE OF CREEDS (1900) The first chapter of THEOLOGY OF THE WESTMINSTER SYMBOLS above. A good defense of the necessity of creeds, the importance of doctrine, the formulation of creeds, historic development, theories of subscription, etc." -- Publisher

    Newton, Thomas, Dissertations on the Prophecies Which Have Remarkably Been Fulfilled, and at This Time are Fulfilling in the World, 1817, 2 volumes. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #14.

    *Owen, John (1616-1683), Hebrews, 7 volume set, volumes 17-23 of Owen's WORKS (Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1999). Alternate title: EXPOSITION OF HEBREWS and AN EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS.

    This same Banner of Truth edition is available from (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, Inc.).
    "To master his works is to be a profound theologian." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "THE work on Hebrews is John Owen's massive 4000-page commentary." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    See also: Owen, John (1616-1683), J.I. Packer (introduction, series editor), Alister McGrath (series editor), HEBREWS, an abridgement of the 7 volume work, 272 pages, ISBN: 1581340265 9781581340266 1856841847 9781856841849.
    "The author of Hebrews wanted his audience to know and understand one truth: Christ is superior, and therefore, so is Christianity. He demonstrates this by comparing the imperfect old covenant with the perfect new covenant. The person of Christ is better than prophets and angels, His priesthood is greater than that of Melchizedek and the line of Aaron, and His power within the believer's life is incomparable. Between these contrasts he exhorts the readers to persevere in their faith, be obedient, grow in their understanding, and not miss the grace of God. The lessons and admonitions of Hebrews have intensely practical application for all readers -- then and now.
    "Know as the 'theologian's theologian' John Owen (1616-1683), was vice chancellor of Oxford University and served as advisor and chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. Among the most learned and active Puritans in seventeenth-century Europe, he was a erudite and accomplished theologian both in doctrine and practical theology." -- Publisher
    Owen, John (1616-1683), An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews; With the Preliminary Exercitations. By John Owen, D.D. Revised and abridged; . . . By Edward Williams, 4 vols.
    Owen, John (1616-1683), Hebrews, volume 1 of 3
    http://archive.org/details/expositionofepis184001owen
    Owen, Hebrews, volume 2 of 3
    http://archive.org/details/expositionofepis184002owen
    Owen, Hebrews, volume 3 of 3
    http://archive.org/details/expositionofepis184003owen

    Pink, Arthur W. (1886-1952), Why Four Gospels? ISBN: 0585035113 9780585035116.
    Why Four Gospels? by Arthur W. Pink
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/pink/gospels

    *Ryle, J.C. (1816-1900), Expository Thoughts on the Gospels, 4 volumes.
    "The new 4-volume set is a preacher's handbook to the enduring truths of the Gospels. It is also a wonderful personal or family devotional guide to this portion of Scripture. Written by one of the greatest men of the Church of England in the late 1800's." -- GCB

    *Saphir, Adolph (1831-1891), The Divinity of Scripture. Alternate title: THE DIVINE UNITY OF SCRIPTURE, ISBN: 0825437474 9780825437472.

    *Scroggie, William G., Guide to the Gospels, ISBN: 9780825439049 0825439043.
    "Worth an entire shelf of books on the same subject." -- GCB

    Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), and Alexander Balloch Grosart, Expositions and Treatises From Portions of Several of the Epistles of St. Paul, ISBN: 0851512461 9780851512464. Alternate title: EXPOSITION OF ST. PAUL. Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Smith, Jerome H. (editor), The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, revised and expanded, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997, 1992, 1836), 1664 pages, ISBN: 0785212272 and 0785213155 (preferred edition, also available in Logos Research Systems software).
    "An incredible one-volume Bible reference library, this comprehensive update of the original TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE [TSK] is a unique resource for Bible study, teaching, or preaching. This edition contains nearly 100,000 new cross-references, additional key words, a new system of symbols, and many other improvements. This is the most comprehensive collection of time-saving and insightful cross-references ever published! Dozens of special study aids help you develop powerful lessons or sermons -- straight from the Bible itself! Dr. John MacArthur, Jr. says: 'The one book, apart from the Bible itself, that I value most in my studies'." -- Logos Research Systems
    Includes bibliography, subject index, topic number index, Proverbs index, name index, figure of speech index, and other indexes. See the index to Proverbs.
    Smith, Jerome, The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
    http://www.logos.com/product/1214/the-new-treasury-of-scripture-knowledge
    "For generations, the TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE [original edition by R.A. Torrey -- compiler], has been an enduring cross-reference resource for Bible students worldwide. This highly respected and nearly exhaustive compilation of cross-references was developed by R.A. Torrey from references in the REV. THOMAS SCOTT'S COMMENTARY and THE COMPREHENSIVE BIBLE. With nearly 500,000 cross-references it is the most thorough source available [prior to Jerome Smith's 1992 revision and update -- compiler]."
    TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. It is included at BibleStudyTools.com and may be downloaded from various websites.
    Torrey, R.A., Treasury of Scripture Knowledge (former edition to NTSK)
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/concordances/treasury-of-scripture-knowledge/
    Smith, Jerome H., Nelson's Cross-reference Guide to the Bible: Illuminating God's Word Verse-by-verse, 2007, ISBN: 1418504599 9781418504595.
    Whereas, The Holy Bible is the greatest book (Matthew 4:4; Psalm 33:6; John 1:1-14; Mark 13:31; 1 Corinthians 2:12,13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:4; Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 119, and so forth, and so on),
    Whereas, it is the best commentary on itself, a truth that came out of the Reformation,
    Therefore, THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (NTSK) and its successor, NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE (NCRGB), are among the greatest and most valuable books ever printed, after The Holy Bible itself, because they allow the Bible to interpret itself.
    "THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE and NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE are more flexible than a concordance, more thorough than a topical Bible, and more discovery-oriented than a Bible commentary." -- Reader's Comment
    Most readers will need to own both the NTSK and NCRGB. NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE is recommended for quick reference, because of its new format, its ease of use, and more compact size. But THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE is also necessary for serious study, because the eight indices for the NTSK, the extensive bibliography, and most of Smith's added personal notes to about 275 verses were removed from the NCRGB.
    It should also be pointed out that neither of these works are Reformed. A random check of both works showed that Smith did not consult cross-references used in CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES or in the GENEVA BIBLE and NOTES, although, of course, some cross-references used by Calvin and other Reformed writers appear by chance in both of Smith's works. Therefore, Reformed reader must go directly to the indices to the various commentaries of Calvin to see Calvin's cross-references, and to other Reformed writers, and the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, for their cross-references.
    Jerome H. Smith spent about 37 years editing and expanding THE TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (see the Preface to NTSK). After the release of the NTSK in 1992, he continued to edit and improve it, and NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE was released in 2007, 15 years later. That is a total of 52 years working to improve this one reference work.
    "Building on the Bible Study classic, THE TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (with its well-known introduction by R.A. Torrey), and his own expansive THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE, Jerome Smith has fashioned a user-friendly tool [the NCRGB -- compiler] in a much improved, altogether new format to make personal Bible study and Bible lesson preparation easier than ever before. Thanks to Smith's diligent work over many years, this volume contains a more complete collection of cross-references than any Bible reference ever published." [Estimated number of cross-references by edition: TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE, 500,000; NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE, "nearly" 100,000; NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE, "more than" 100,000 -- compiler] -- Publisher
    "Smith compiled no less than eight indices for the NTSK: Subject Index, Topic Number Index, Prayer Index, Proverbs Index, Name Index, Figure of Speech Index, Strong's Numbers Index: Hebrew, and Strong's Numbers Index: Greek. He also provided an extensive bibliography. Leaving most of the notes he found in TSK unmodified, he added his own personal notes to about 275 verses. But the indices, bibliography, and most of the notes were removed from the NCRGB." -- Reader's Comment
    "Discover how words, phrases, and concepts in one passage of the BIBLE are reflected and reinforced in the whole of Scripture. NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE is organized in biblical sequence, making it easy for you to study a particular passage deeper than ever before.
    "You'll find multiple cross-references to related passages in the Old and New Testaments. Gain a richer understanding of God's Word by studying a theme through the whole counsel of Scripture.
    "THE NELSON'S CROSS REFERENCE BIBLE [based on the AKJV] lets the Bible interpret itself. I study with the ESV Single Column Reference Edition, NASB Reference Updated Edition (1995), and HCSB Large Print Reference. To illustrate the value of the NCRGB, for John 11:11, where Jesus states Lazarus has 'fallen asleep,' the ESV has only 1 reference, the NASB has 5, and the HCSB has 2. The NELSON'S CROSS REFERENCE BIBLE has an astounding 25 references including a definition of 'Lazarus,' citation to the Strong's number (2976g). For John 1:1, the ESV has 12 references, NASB has 8 and HCSB has 6. NELSON'S CROSS REFERENCE BIBLE has an astounding 61, including very helpful references from Isaiah, Psalms, Job, Jeremiah, Micah. Each set of words in John 1:1 is divided and references are provided for 'the beginning,' 'the Word,' 'with,' 'and he Word,' and 'was God.' One last example, for John 10:9 where Jesus says he's the door, ESV has 3 references, NASB has 1, and HCSB has no references. NELSON'S CROSS REFERENCE BIBLE has 18, providing reference supports for key words in the verse such as 'the door,' 'if,' 'be saved,' and 'go in and out'." -- Reader's Comment "I almost did not live to finish my editorial work on THE NEW TREASURY, for I was shot in the head by an unknown assailant on March 13, 1986, when I had typed the text only as far as 1 Samuel 3. The Lord miraculously spared my life. During my recovery I kept working on the book, often without income." -- Jerome Smith in the foreword to The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
    THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE may be used to advantage in combination with the following Bible reference works, among others:

    *Westminster Assembly of Divines (1643-1652), and other Puritans (Gouge, Gataker, et al.), The Westminster Annotations and Commentary on the Whole Bible, 1657, 6 volumes. Alternate title: ANNOTATIONS UPON ALL THE BOOKS OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT: THIS THIRD, ABOVE THE FIRST AND SECOND, EDITION SO ENLARGED, AS THEY MAKE AN ENTIRE COMMENTARY ON THE SACRED SCRIPTURES: THE LIKE NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH. WHEREIN THE TEXT IS EXPLAINED, DOUBTS RESOLVED, SCRIPTURE PARALLEL'D, AND VARIOUS READINGS OBSERVED; BY THE LABOUR OF CERTAIN LEARNED DIVINES THEREUNTO APPOINTED, AND THEREIN EMPLOYED, AS IS EXPRESSED IN THE PREFACE, 1657. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The preface (found in the first volume), recounts not only a short history of the English Bible, but sets forth the great advantage to true Religion which accrues (contrary to the mysticism of the Anabaptists and the anti-intellectualism of the modern backsliding church), when faithful notes are 'bound in' with the Scripture text -- this bringing forth nothing different than the effect generated (through God's grace), by faithful preaching, faithful commentaries, faithful creeds, faithful covenants, faithful confessions, etc. Pointing out that this blessing from God was never more obvious than in the case of the Geneva Bible and its marginal notes (and that the people knew it to be so when they were left with Bibles without annotations honoring to God), the preface further states, 'hence were divers of the Stationers and Printers of London induced (by the people -- RB), to petition the committee of the Honourable House of Commons, for license to print the Geneva notes upon the Bible, or that some notes might be fitted to the new translation: which was accordingly granted, with an order for review and correction of those of the Geneva edition, by leaving out such of them as there was cause to dislike, by clearing those that were doubtful, and by supplying such as were defective. For which purpose letters were directed to some of us from the Chair of the Committee for Religion (in 1648 -- RB), and personal invitations to others, to undertake and divide the task among us, and so cometh in our part, whereof we shall give the world a true and just account in that which followeth.' The detailed account which follows in the preface is fascinating, mentioning, among many other things, the divines' 'use of . . . the Dutch Bibles . . . set forth at . . . Holland, by order of the States'.

    The diligence given, the energy expended, the obvious humility, and the fearful trembling before God's Word which is evident in these commentators makes this truly a classic Puritan work -- a work of great value! Just knowing, as Barker points out, that this commentary was prepared mostly by Westminster divines, by order of Parliament, at the time of the Assembly. (Puritan Profiles, p. 37),
    certainly bodes well for the level of scholarship it contains. Moreover, with Gouge, one of the most respected English Covenanters at the Assembly playing a major role, the thoughtful student of Scripture and history ought to take note: for a theological feast of mature Puritan thought surely awaits those that sup at this table. Esteemed, by the mid-1640's, 'as the father of the London Ministers,' Gouge was elected as Assessor for the Westminster Assembly on Nov. 25, 1647. His detractors sometimes called him an 'arch Puritan.' (cf. Ibid., p. 35). Dr. Gouge's 'share of the useful work consisted of Kings, and the subsequent books down to Esther, inclusive.' (Smith, Select Memoirs of English and Scottish Divines, p. 534). Most of the others chosen to this work had similar credentials, though not all exhibit equal proficiency and some later backslid from attainments reached at this point. Nevertheless, when the commentators were first chosen, these Annotations were produced by some of the most qualified English Puritans -- as a historical high water mark for Puritan scholarship was beginning to crest. Furthermore, in prosecuting this work the divines note, 'therefore we have put ourselves to much more pains (for many months), in consulting with many more authors, in several languages, than at first we thought of, that (for the propriety of the original text, for pertinent and profitable variety of versions, for consonancy of parallel Scriptures, and for perspicuity in clearing of the darkest places), we might bring in such observations, as might not only serve to edify the ordinary reader, but might likewise gratify our brethren of the ministry, at least such among them, as have not the means to purchase, or leisure to pursue, so many books, as (by order of the Committee), we were furnished with all, for the finishing of the work, committed to our hands' (Preface). As the work wore on, however, it became apparent that the original intention (of printing these annotations as marginal notes in the Bible), would no longer fit the scope and length of commentary that had been produced. Thus, the notes were not added to the Scriptures directly, but rather published as a separate commentary (which we are offering here) -- except that we have divided the work into six volumes rather than the original two, because of logistics." -- Publisher

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    Guides to Commentaries

    *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
    Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, full view
    https://catalog.hathitrust.org/Record/005772440

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Commenting and Commentaries: Lectures Addressed to the Students of the Pastor's College, Metropolitan Tabernacle, With a List of the Best Biblical Commentaries and Expositions: Also a Lecture on Eccentric Preachers: With a Complete List of all of Spurgeon's Sermons, With the Scripture Texts Used, 1876, 324 pages.
    Commenting and Commentaries, C.H. Spurgeon
    http://www.ccel.org/s/spurgeon/comment/comment.html
    Book Academy (Spurgeon and the Puritans)
    A source of free online e-text of Puritan works and of works by Spurgeon.
    "We have reproduced Spurgeon's COMMENTING AND COMMENTARIES, and then provided links to the digital versions where we know of their existence."
    http://www.book-academy.co.uk/index.php
    Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Commenting and Commentaries: Two Lectures Addressed to the Students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle, together with a catalogue of Biblical commentaries and expositions (1876)
    http://archive.org/details/commentpastors00spuruoft

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), A Guide to Commentaries, ISBN: 0825437490 9780825437496.
    A bibliography of recommended books, prepared by Spurgeon for his students, appears in full in COMMENTING AND COMMENTARIES. It was prepared after Spurgeon passed under review "some three or four thousand volumes." It is a catalog of some 1200 expository titles designed to list the best commentaries in English in the 350 years after the Reformation.
    "The present booklet is a condensation of this work, no authors are omitted, but Spurgeon's comments on the various works listed are not reprinted, and the arrangement is now alphabetical by authors' names . . ." -- Publisher

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Lectures to my Students, ISBN: 0310329116 9780310329114. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
    "One contemporary scholar and authority on Spurgeon says of this work: 'Next to Mr. Spurgeon's great literary work, THE TREASURY OF DAVID, we consider (these), LECTURES TO MY STUDENTS his greatest single contribution to the Christian world. There is more practical wisdom, common sense and sage advice packed within these pages than with any other book of similar size or content.' This complete and unabridged edition of Spurgeon's great work will make it possible for today's generation to appreciate Spurgeon's combination of discerning wit and refreshingly practical advice. Included in the 28 chapters of this classic volume on homiletics are such lectures as: -- The Call to Ministry -- The Preacher's Private Prayer -- On the Choice of a Text -- On the Voice -- The Holy Spirit in Connection with Our Ministry -- Posture, Action, Gesture, etc. -- The Blind Eye and the Deaf Ear -- On Conversion as Our Aim -- Illustrations in Preaching -- As were all of Spurgeon's' messages to his people, each of these lectures is Scripture-saturated and Christ-honoring. They move swiftly and are fascinating in their content and sage counsel. . . .
    "Spurgeon realized that he could influence the church beyond his own lifetime if he could encourage future pastors to trust the Bible, love people, and preach the truth fearlessly. To achieve this he collected his lectures to his college students and published this book. It has been a classic of pastoral theology ever since and is still used to train ministers to this day (back cover)." -- Publisher
    Lectures to my Students: Being Addresses Delivered to the Students of the Pastors' College, Metropolitan Tabernacle (1877)
    http://archive.org/details/lecturestomystud1877spur

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), and Warren W. Wiersbe, Commenting and Commentaries: A Reference Guide to the Best Bible Study Books: Includes "A Classic Bible Study Library for Today," new updated edition, ISBN: 0825437490 9780825437496.
    "This new edition includes Spurgeon's book of 1876, plus an added book giving the comments of Wiersbe, Barber, Masters, and Wilbur M. Smith."
    "If I can save a poor man from spending his money for that which is not bread, or by directing a brother to a good book, I may enable him to dig deeper into the mines of truth, I shall be well repaid." -- C.H. Surgeon
    Commenting and Commentaries,C.H. Spurgeon
    http://www.ccel.org/s/spurgeon/comment/comment.html
    Pilgrim Publications, Complete Index to the New Park Street Pulpit and the Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, 24 pages.
    "Notes: Reprinted from Spurgeon's COMMENTING AND COMMENTARIES."

    Tholuck, Friedrich August Gottgetreu, William Pringle (preface), and Leonard Woods (translator), The Merits of Calvin as an Interpreter of the Holy Scriptures; Translated From the German by L. Woods: to Which are Added Opinions and Testimonies of Foreign and British Divines and Scholars as to the Value and Importance of the Writings of John Calvin, 1845.

    Related WebLinks

    Book Academy
    A source of free online e-text of Puritan works and of works by Spurgeon."We have reproduced Spurgeon's COMMENTING AND COMMENTARIES, and then provided links to the digital versions where we know of their existence."
    http://www.book-academy.co.uk/index.php



    Commentaries on the Whole Bible

    *The 1769 Authorized Version King James Bible, Cambridge: Printed by John Archdeacon; and sold by John Beecroft, John Rivington, Benjamin White, and Edward Dilly, in London; and T. & J. Merrill, in Cambridge, 1769. A Christian classic. Also available from The Online Bible.
    "It is praised by everyone, even by the new 'translators' as beautiful in its language, delightful in its cadences, etc. . . . THE KING JAMES VERSION is something not seen in today's so-called versions . . . the KJV as a whole is a God-pleasing effort to convey what God has written for our guidance in faith and practice. And since it is the only version that most believers have adhered to for more than three centuries, and untold millions have been converted in the reading and hearing of it, it evidently has the approval of God Almighty. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    Online Bible Homepage
    http://www.onlinebible.org/
    The 1769 Authorized Version King James Bible (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press), is also available on CD-ROM from Thomas Nelson.
    Features of the Online Bible CD-ROM include: This CD-ROM is the result of the cooperative work of about 45 individuals and is continuing to mature [apparently is no longer compatible with current operating systems as of December 2016 -- compiler].
    The 1769 Authorized Version King James Bible (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press), is also available on CD-ROM from Thomas Nelson.

    *Brown, David, Commentary on the Four Gospels, ISBN: 0851510167 9780851510163.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Calvin's Commentaries, 22 volumes. A Christian classic.
    THE EPISTLE OF THE APOSTLE PAUL TO THE ROMANS is Paul's most comprehensive statement of the Gospel.
    ROMANS is also the key to understanding all Scripture. It unites the various themes of the Bible.
    "No doubt the Epistle next in importance to that to the Romans is this to the Hebrews." -- the translator of Calvin's Commentary on Hebrews
    "I know of no man since the Apostles' days whom I value and honor more than Calvin, and whose judgment in all things, one with another, I more esteem and come nearer to." -- Richard Baxter
    "Of all commentators I believe Calvin to be the most candid. . . . He was no trimmer and pruner of texts. He gave their meaning as far as he knew it." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "A large volume could not contain all that has been written in praise of Calvin's commentaries, by men of all theological persuasions. Anyone who neglects consulting Calvin is going to be the poorer for their neglect." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    It is recommended that CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES be used for daily devotions.
    Calvin's Commentaries at BibleStudyGuide.org
    http://www.biblestudyguide.org/comment/calvin/comm_index.htm
    Calvin's Commentaries, complete
    From the Calvin Translation Society edition.
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/commentaries.i.html
    Monergism: Commentaries
    From Mongergism.com search "commentaries."
    http://www.monergism.com

    *Caryl, Joseph (1602-1673), An Exposition With Practical Observations Upon . . . the Book of Job . . . 12 volumes. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Caryl preached on Job for 20 years. Some have said his work is the only satisfactory commentary on the book of Job.
    "The pinnacle of Puritan preaching and devotion, Joseph Caryl's 12 volume, 8600 plus page exposition of Job is now heading for a limited edition printing. . . . These are the full 12 volumes totally unabridged. . . .
    "C.H. Spurgeon said, 'Caryl will not exhaust the patience of a student who is a lover of every letter of the Word . . . it would be a mistake to suppose that he is at all prolix or redundant; he is only full. In the course of expounding he has illustrated a very large portion of Bible with great clearness and power. He is deeply devotional and spiritual. His work can scarcely be superseded or surpassed'." -- Publisher
    "Cotton Mather's assessment, that these sermons [Caryl on Job] belong alongside Greenhill on Ezekiel, Burroughs on Hosea, Owen on Hebrews, and Manton on James, can still be made." -- Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas, professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary

    *De Graaf, Simon Gerrit, Promise and Deliverance, 4 volumes (Scarsdale, NY [Westminster Discount Book Service, P.O. Box 125H, Scarsdale 10583]: Westminster Discount Book Service, 1977). Translated from the Dutch by H. Evan Runner and Elisabeth Wichers Runner. A Christian classic.
    "A landmark in interpreting the simple stories of the Bible . . . an invaluable resource for teachers, ministers, and parents." -- Christianity Today
    "In Scripture, religion means covenant. By His Word, God called into being an order of creation culminating in man. By that Word He also gave man His favor and brought him into a life of conscious covenantal fellowship with Himself. As De Graaf himself puts it: 'Without covenant, there is no religion, no conscious fellowship between man and God, no exchange of love and faithfulness. Without the covenant, man would be just an instrument in God's hand. When God created man, He had more than an instrument in mind: He made a creature that could respond to Him. . . .'
    "This renewed insight into Biblical revelation is the perspective undergirding De Graaf's treatment of all Bible stories. It makes his book a unique presentation of God's revelation of Himself in the covenant and keeps his interpretations of the stories from degenerating into mere moralizing. Religion is not morality." -- H. Evan Runner
    "I highly recommend this book. One of the best books available." -- R.C. Sproul

    *Geneva Bible Notes
    The GENEVA BIBLE NOTES are featured on the Online Bible CD-ROM. One keystroke brings the notes up in the second window alongside THE 1769 AUTHORIZED VERSION KING JAMES BIBLE, Cambridge: Printed by John Archdeacon; and sold by John Beecroft, John Rivington, Benjamin White, and Edward Dilly, in London; and T. & J. Merrill, in Cambridge, 1769. A Christian classic.
    Therefore, the user can view both the THE 1769 AUTHORIZED VERSION KING JAMES BIBLE and the GENEVA BIBLE NOTES at the same time in separate windows, possibly with a split screen.
    THE ONLINE BIBLE CD-ROM is available from Larry Pierce and the Woodside Bible Fellowship, Winterbourne, Ontario, CANADA, 11 Holmwood Street, Ontario N0B 2V0, 1997.
    THE 1769 AUTHORIZED VERSION KING JAMES BIBLE (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press), was available at one time on CD-ROM from Thomas Nelson.

    Gill, John (1697-1771), The Collected Writings of John Gill, ISBN: 1579783376 9781579783372, a CD-ROM.

    *Gill, John (1697-1771), An Exposition of the New Testament: In Three Volumes by John Gill.
    John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/Commentaries/GillsExpositionoftheBible/

    *Gill, John (1697-1771), An Exposition of the Old Testament by John Gill, D.D.
    John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/Commentaries/GillsExpositionoftheBible/

    *Gill, John (1697-1771), John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible, A Body of Doctrinal Divinity, A Body of Practical Divinity, The Cause of God and Truth, The Prophecies of the Old Testament Literally Fulfilled in Jesus, Sermons and Tracts,
    6 volumes, ISBN: 0801037565 9780801037566. <-- ACL, DVD One, CD #1 -->
    John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/Commentaries/GillsExpositionoftheBible/

    *Henry, Matthew (1662-1714), Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible, 6 volumes. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Matthew Henry is the most popular commentator in the English language, maybe in any language." -- GCB
    This is the commentary used by George Whitefield and read by the founding fathers. The Fleming H. Revell Company facsimile reprint of the 1721 edition is recommended.
    See: THE QUOTABLE MATTHEW HENRY, "more than 3000 phrases . . . arranged topically and indexed biblically."
    Matthew Henry Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/Commentaries/MatthewHenryComplete/
    Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible (unabridged)
    http://www.ccel.org/h/henry/mhc2/MHC00000.HTM
    Concise Commentary on the Whole Bible, by Matthew Henry
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/henry/mhcc.titlepage.html

    *Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown, Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary on the Whole Bible, 3 volumes, ISBN: 0310265703 9780310265702.
    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, 1871, Robert Jamieson, A.R. Fausset and David Brown
    http://www.ccel.org/j/jfb/jfb/JFB00.htm

    Morris, Leon (general editor), Tyndale New Testament Commentaries, 20 volumes (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm.B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.).
    "An ideal New Testament commentary set for the person looking for a not-too-brief treatment of the text. All contributors are evangelical scholars of the best sort, widely respected among all denominations." -- GCB

    *Poole, Matthew (1624-1679), Matthew Poole's Commentary on the Holy Bible, 3 volumes, ISBN: 0917006283 9780917006289 9780851512119. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Matthew Poole wrote ANNOTATIONS UPON THE WORD OF GOD, IN ENGLISH, which are mentioned by Matthew Henry as having passed through many impressions in his day, and he not only highly praises them, but declares that he has in his own work all along been brief upon that which Mr. Poole has more largely discussed, and has industriously declined what is to be found there. The three volumes are necessaries for your libraries. On the whole, if I must have only one commentary, and had read Matthew Henry as I have, I do not know but what I should choose Poole. He is a very prudent and judicious commentator; and one of the few who could honestly say, 'We have not willingly balked any obvious difficulty, and have designed a just satisfaction to all our readers; and if any knot remains yet untied, we have told our readers what hath been most probably said for their satisfaction in the untying of it'." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    Matthew Poole "has been called Matthew Henry's, Matthew Henry."

    *Poole, Matthew (1624-1679), Synopsis Criticorum Aliorumque Sacrae Scripturæ Interpretum, 5 volumes from 1669-1676. Other Title: SYNOPSIS CRITICORUM ALIORUMQUE SACRAE SCRIPTURAE INTERPRETUM ET COMMENTATORUM.
    This is a Latin work currently being translated by the Matthew Poole Project.
    "The work with which his name [Matthew Poole], is principally associated is the SYNOPSIS CRITICORUM BIBLICORUM (5 vols fol., 1669-1676), in which he summarizes the views of one hundred and fifty biblical critics. On the suggestion of William Lloyd, Poole undertook the SYNOPSIS as a digest of biblical commentators, from 1666. . . .
    "Rabbinical sources and Roman Catholic commentators are included; little is taken from John Calvin, nothing from Martin Luther.[2] The book was written in Latin and is currently being translated into English by the Matthew Poole Project.[3] Poole also wrote ENGLISH ANNOTATIONS ON THE HOLY BIBLE, a work which was completed by several of his Nonconformist brethren, and published in 2 vols fol. in 1683. The work was continued by others (last edition, three volumes, 1840).[4]" -- Wikipedia

    *Poole, Matthew (1624-1679), Works of Matthew Poole. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Includes:
    MATTHEW POOLE'S COMMENTARY ON THE HOLY BIBLE
    The Exegetical Labors of the Reverend Matthew Poole, Volume 1: Genesis 1-9, Containing: I. A Synopsis of Interpreters, Both Critical and Otherwise, of the Sacred Scripture, II. Annotations Upon the Holy Bible (Translated by Dr. Steven Dilday)
    The Exegetical Labors of the Reverend Matthew Poole, Volume 2: Genesis 10-22, Containing: I. A Synopsis of Interpreters, Both Critical and Otherwise, of the Sacred Scripture, II. Annotations Upon the Holy Bible (Translated by Dr. Steven Dilday)
    The Exegetical Labors of the Reverend Matthew Poole, Volume 3: Genesis 23-50, Containing: I. A Synopsis of Interpreters, Both Critical and Otherwise, of the Sacred Scripture, II. Annotations Upon the Holy Bible (Translated by Dr. Steven Dilday)
    The Exegetical Labors of the Reverend Matthew Poole, Volume 4: Exodus 1-18, Containing: I. A Synopsis of Interpreters, Both Critical and Otherwise, of the Sacred Scripture, II. Annotations upon the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole (Translated by Dr. Steven Dilday)
    The Exegetical Labors of the Reverend Matthew Poole, Volume 5: Exodus 19-40, Containing: I. A Synopsis of Interpreters, Both Critical and Otherwise, of the Sacred Scripture, II. Annotations upon the Holy Bible by Matthew Poole (Translated by Dr. Steven Dilday)
    The Matthew Poole Project
    "The Project is dedicated to republishing the extensive literary efforts of the Reverend Matthew Poole. The cornerstone of the project is the translation of Poole's massive SYNOPSIS CRITICORUM (SYNOPSIS OF INTERPRETERS), making it available in English for the first time."
    http://www.matthewpoole.net/index.html

    *Poole, Matthew (1624-1679), Steven Dilday (translator), Andrew Myers (editor), The Exegetical Labors of the Reverend Matthew Poole.
    The Matthew Poole Project
    "The Project is dedicated to republishing the extensive literary efforts of the Reverend Matthew Poole. The cornerstone of the project is the translation of Poole's massive SYNOPSIS CRITICORUM (SYNOPSIS OF INTERPRETERS), making it available in English for the first time." -- The Matthew Poole Project
    "Notes: Each volume [to date, February 2012 -- compiler], in this edition combines two separate works: A synopsis of interpreters, both critical and otherwise, of the Sacred Scriptures is printed in regular type and Annotations upon the Holy Bible is printed in bold type. Description: v.; 24 cm.
    Contents:
    Volume 1: Genesis 1-9
    Volume 2: Genesis 10-22
    Volume 3: Genesis 23-50
    Volume 4: Exodus 1-18
    Volume 5: Exodus 19-40
    Volume 80: Revelation 1-7
    Volume 81: Revelation 8-14
    Volume 82: Revelation 15-22.
    http://www.matthewpoole.net/index.html

    *Scroggie, William G., Guide to the Gospels, ISBN: 9780825439049 0825439043.
    "Worth an entire shelf of books on the same subject." -- GCB

    *Sproul, R.C. (general editor), The Reformation Study Bible: The Word That Changes Lives -- the Faith That Changed The World, New King James Version (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, March 2001), ISBN: 0785258523 9780785258520. Previously published under the title New Geneva Study Bible: Bringing the Light of the Reformation to Scripture (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995), ISBN: 0840710917 9780840710918.
    "The NEW GENEVA STUDY BIBLE offers a restatement of Reformation truth for Christians today. The first Geneva Bible was a pivotal force in the Reformation. Using the everyday language of its time, it opened the pages of Scripture to readers and provided helpful notes to assist them in understanding its message. It became the family Bible of the English people, and was the Bible that the Pilgrims brought to the New World. Since that time a multitude of English translations and study Bibles have appeared, but none of these has incorporated a summary of Reformed theology." -- Thomas Nelson Publishers
    Also available in digital format from Logos Bible Software.
    Geneva Bible Notes -- Reviews of the 1599, and 1672 editions, and the Reformation Study Bible
    http://www.lettermen2.com/geneva.html
    Readers of THE REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE should also be familiar with The Westminster Family of Documents, the doctrine of the Mediatorial Dominion of Jesus Christ, and the literature of the Covenanted Reformation.
    The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646, The Westminster Standards), and Related Works: A Study Guide
    http://www.lettermen2.com/suggest.html
    The Covenanted Reformation of Scotland Short Title Listing
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chb.html#crsstl
    Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, William L. Roberts D.D.
    http://archive.org/details/ReformedPresbyterianCatechism

    Tholuck, Friedrich August Gottgetreu, William Pringle (preface), and Leonard Woods (translator), The Merits of Calvin as an Interpreter of the Holy Scriptures; Translated From the German by L. Woods: to Which are Added Opinions and Testimonies of Foreign and British Divines and Scholars as to the Value and Importance of the Writings of John Calvin, 1845.

    Trapp, John, John Trapp's Commentary on the Whole Bible, 5 volumes. Alternate title: ANNOTATIONS UPON THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT ... WITH A TREATISE CALLED, "THE RIGHTEOUS MAN'S RECOMPENSE" ... WITH A DECAD OF DIVINE DISCOURSES, OR COMMON-PLACES, ETC. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Young, Robert, Concise Critical Comments: Young's Bible. Concise Commentary on the Holy Bible, Being a Companion to the New Translation of the Old and New Covenants. Alternate title: CONCISE COMMENTARY ON THE HOLY BIBLE: BEING A COMPANION TO THE NEW TRANSLATION OF THE OLD AND NEW COVENANTS.
    Jerome H. Smith used YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY BIBLE and this accompanying work in preparation of THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE.

    *Westminster Assembly (1643-1652), The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) [completed and first printed in 1646, approved by the Assembly, August 27, 1647, Session 23 -- compiler] (Glasgow, Scotland: Free Presbyterian Publication [133 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6LE], 1994), ISBN: 0902506080 (casebound), and ISBN: 0902506358 (paperback). Among the ten greatest works in the English language. Available (THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646) with all its subordinate documents in searchable format) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Also available (THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646) with all its subordinate documents in searchable format) on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
    Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) With Scripture Proofs
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_with_proofs/
    Westminster Assembly (1643-1652), The Confession of Faith, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, With the Scripture Proofs at Large: Together With The sum of Saving Knowledge (contained in the Holy Scriptures, and held forth in the said Confession and Catechisms), and Practical use Thereof, Covenants National and Solemn League, Acknowledgment of Sins and Engagement to Duties, Directories, Form of Church-government, &c. of Public Authority in the Church of Scotland, With Acts of Assembly and Parliament, Relative to, and Approbative of the Same (1757) [the original version of 1646, prior to the changes of the "American Version" of 1789 -- compiler]
    http://archive.org/details/confessionofscot00chur
    " 'The product of Puritan conflict,' stated Shedd, reaching 'a perfection of statement never elsewhere achieved.' All that learning the most profound and extensive, intellect the most acute and searching, and piety the most sincere and earnest, could accomplish, was thus concentrated in the Westminster Assembly's Confession of Faith, which may be safely termed the most perfect statement of Systematic Theology ever framed by the Christian Church,' writes Hetherington. (The History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, p. 345).
    "Concerning The Shorter Catechism, which is one of the items also included in this book, Mitchell notes: 'it is a thoroughly Calvinistic and Puritan catechism, the ripest fruit of the Assembly's thought and experience, maturing and finally fixing the definitions of theological terms to which Puritanism for half a century had been leading up and gradually coming closer and closer to in its legion of catechisms.' (Westminster Assembly: Its History and Standards, p. 431).
    "THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646) is the greatest of all the creeds of the Christian church. The church of Christ cannot be creedless and live. Especially in an age of doubt and confusion, it is her duty to define and proclaim the one true faith. Nowhere has the Reformed church done this so effectively as in the WESTMINSTER CONFESSION, and family of documents. This book represents Reformed thinking at its purest and best. It was intended, as part of the Covenanted Reformation taking place during its compilation, to be adopted as the binding confessional standard for every individual, family, court, church, and legislature in the British Isles." -- Publisher
    This is considered to be the definitive publication of the Westminster family of documents. It includes the following:

    1. "To the Christian Reader, Especially Heads of Families"
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_standards/index.html?mainframe=/documents/wcf_standards/p005-to_head_of_families.html
    2. "Mr. Thomas Manton's Epistle to the Reader"
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_standards/index.html?mainframe=/documents/wcf_standards/p005-to_head_of_families.html
    3. THE CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646), the full and original edition with Scripture proofs written out
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_with_proofs/
    4. THE LARGER CATECHISM with Scripture proofs written out
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wlc_w_proofs/index.html
    5. THE SHORTER CATECHISM with Scripture proofs written out
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html
    6. THE SUM OF SAVING KNOWLEDGE
      http://www.reformed.org/master/index.html?mainframe=/documents/sum/sum.html
    7. "The National Covenant"
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_standards/index.html?mainframe=/documents/wcf_standards/p345-nat_covenant.html
    8. "The Solemn League and Covenant"
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_standards/index.html?mainframe=/documents/wcf_standards/p355-solemn_league.html
    9. "A Solemn Acknowledgement of Publick Sins and Breaches of the Covenant; and a Solemn Engagement to all the Duties Contained Therein"
      http://www.truecovenanter.com/covenants/scotland_covenant_renewal_1648.html
    10. THE DIRECTORY FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_standards/index.html?mainframe=/documents/wcf_standards/p369-direct_pub_worship.html
    11. THE FORM OF PRESBYTERIAL CHURCH GOVERNMENT
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_standards/index.html?mainframe=/documents/wcf_standards/p395-form_presby_gov.html
    12. "The Directory for Family-Worship, Approved by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, for Piety and Uniformity in Secret and Private Worship, and Mutual Edification"
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_standards/index.html
    THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646) is said to be the finest summary of THE HOLY BIBLE available. It is recommended for daily devotions. See the following resources:
    1. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WESTMINSTER STANDARDS AS A CREED
      http://www.fpcr.org/blue_banner_articles/signific.htm
    2. "The Complete Scripture Index to the Westminster Confession (1646), Larger and Shorter Catechisms." Alternate title: SCRIPTURE INDEX TO THE WESTMINSTER STANDARDS. Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications [and] Protestant Heritage Press CD. Also available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    3. Bordwine, James, A GUIDE TO THE WESTMINSTER STANDARDS: CONFESSION OF FAITH AND LARGER CATECHISM, ISBN: 0940931303 9780940931305.
      Includes a unique, 100-page topical index to both the CONFESSION and the LARGER CATECHISM.
    4. WESTMINSTER LARGER CATECHISM WITH PROOF TEXTS
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wlc_w_proofs/index.html
    5. THE SHORTER CATECHISM WITH SCRIPTURE PROOFS.
      Arguably the greatest tract ever created, all factors considered.
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html
      THE SHORTER CATECHISM
      Free downloadable PDF file.
      http://www.greenvillepresbyterian.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/shorter-catechism.pdf
    6. 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/
    7. Commentaries on the Westminster Standards Including the Westminster Confession of Faith, The Larger Catechism, and The Shorter Catechism
      http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr3ch.html#cwswcsc
    8. The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646), (The Westminster Standards), and Related Works: A Study Guide
      http://www.lettermen2.com/suggest.html
    9. The Scottish Covenanted Reformation continued the work of The Westminster Assembly. David Steel (1803-1887), is considered to be one of the most faithful Covenanter ministers in America. Notice that the citation following is an authorized, complete edition of their final TESTIMONY.
      Reformed Presbytery of North America ("Steelite"), David Steele (1803-1887), John Thorburn (1730?-1788), John Courtass (d. 1795), et al., ACT, DECLARATION, AND TESTIMONY, FOR THE WHOLE OF THE COVENANTED REFORMATION, AS ATTAINED TO, AND ESTABLISHED IN, BRITAIN AND IRELAND; PARTICULARLY BETWIXT THE YEARS 1638 AND 1649, INCLUSIVE. AS, ALSO, AGAINST ALL THE STEPS OF DEFECTION FROM SAID REFORMATION, WHETHER IN FORMER OR LATER TIMES, SINCE THE OVERTHROW OF THAT GLORIOUS WORK, DOWN TO THIS PRESENT DAY (1876) (Philadelphia, PA: Printed by Rue and Jones, 1876).
      This is a new edition of the Ploughlandhead Testimony of 1761. It was the subordinate standard of the original "Steelite" Reformed Presbytery that was constitutes in 1840.
      https://archive.org/details/actdeclarationte00refo
    10. Church and State
      Works listed here discuss the decline of the influence of Calvinism and the Covenanted Reformation in Great Britain and the United States. The various alterations to the Westminster Standards are also discussed.
      http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chc.html#churchstate
    11. Heresies Defined and the Necessity of Heresies Explained, by George Gillespie, Scottish Commissioner to the Assembly of Divines at Westminster
      http://www.truecovenanter.com/gillespie/ggilles09.html

    *Westminster Assembly of Divines (1643-1652), and other Puritans (Gouge, Gataker, et al.), The Westminster Annotations and Commentary on the Whole Bible, 1657, 6 volumes. Alternate title: ANNOTATIONS UPON ALL THE BOOKS OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT: THIS THIRD, ABOVE THE FIRST AND SECOND, EDITION SO ENLARGED, AS THEY MAKE AN ENTIRE COMMENTARY ON THE SACRED SCRIPTURES: THE LIKE NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH. WHEREIN THE TEXT IS EXPLAINED, DOUBTS RESOLVED, SCRIPTURE PARALLEL'D, AND VARIOUS READINGS OBSERVED; BY THE LABOUR OF CERTAIN LEARNED DIVINES THEREUNTO APPOINTED, AND THEREIN EMPLOYED, AS IS EXPRESSED IN THE PREFACE, 1657. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The preface (found in the first volume), recounts not only a short history of the English Bible, but sets forth the great advantage to true Religion which accrues (contrary to the mysticism of the Anabaptists and the anti-intellectualism of the modern backsliding church), when faithful notes are 'bound in' with the Scripture text -- this bringing forth nothing different than the effect generated (through God's grace), by faithful preaching, faithful commentaries, faithful creeds, faithful covenants, faithful confessions, etc. Pointing out that this blessing from God was never more obvious than in the case of the Geneva Bible and its marginal notes (and that the people knew it to be so when they were left with Bibles without annotations honoring to God), the preface further states, 'hence were divers of the Stationers and Printers of London induced (by the people -- RB), to petition the committee of the Honourable House of Commons, for license to print the Geneva notes upon the Bible, or that some notes might be fitted to the new translation: which was accordingly granted, with an order for review and correction of those of the Geneva edition, by leaving out such of them as there was cause to dislike, by clearing those that were doubtful, and by supplying such as were defective. For which purpose letters were directed to some of us from the Chair of the Committee for Religion (in 1648 -- RB), and personal invitations to others, to undertake and divide the task among us, and so cometh in our part, whereof we shall give the world a true and just account in that which followeth.' The detailed account which follows in the preface is fascinating, mentioning, among many other things, the divines' 'use of . . . the Dutch Bibles . . . set forth at . . . Holland, by order of the States'.

    The diligence given, the energy expended, the obvious humility, and the fearful trembling before God's Word which is evident in these commentators makes this truly a classic Puritan work -- a work of great value! Just knowing, as Barker points out, that this commentary was prepared mostly by Westminster divines, by order of Parliament, at the time of the Assembly." (Puritan Profiles, p. 37),
    certainly bodes well for the level of scholarship it contains. Moreover, with Gouge, one of the most respected English Covenanters at the Assembly playing a major role, the thoughtful student of Scripture and history ought to take note: for a theological feast of mature Puritan thought surely awaits those that sup at this table. Esteemed, by the mid-1640's, 'as the father of the London Ministers,' Gouge was elected as Assessor for the Westminster Assembly on Nov. 25, 1647. His detractors sometimes called him an 'arch Puritan.' (cf. Ibid., p. 35). Dr. Gouge's 'share of the useful work consisted of Kings, and the subsequent books down to Esther, inclusive' (Smith, Select Memoirs of English and Scottish Divines, p. 534). Most of the others chosen to this work had similar credentials, though not all exhibit equal proficiency and some later backslid from attainments reached at this point. Nevertheless, when the commentators were first chosen, these Annotations were produced by some of the most qualified English Puritans -- as a historical high water mark for Puritan scholarship was beginning to crest. Furthermore, in prosecuting this work the divines note, 'therefore we have put ourselves to much more pains (for many months), in consulting with many more authors, in several languages, than at first we thought of, that (for the propriety of the original text, for pertinent and profitable variety of versions, for consonancy of parallel Scriptures, and for perspicuity in clearing of the darkest places), we might bring in such observations, as might not only serve to edify the ordinary reader, but might likewise gratify our brethren of the ministry, at least such among them, as have not the means to purchase, or leisure to pursue, so many books, as (by order of the Committee), we were furnished with all, for the finishing of the work, committed to our hands' (Preface). As the work wore on, however, it became apparent that the original intention (of printing these annotations as marginal notes in the Bible), would no longer fit the scope and length of commentary that had been produced. Thus, the notes were not added to the Scriptures directly, but rather published as a separate commentary (which we are offering here), -- except that we have divided the work into six volumes rather than the original two, because of logistics." -- Publisher

    *Young, Robert, Concise Critical Comments: Young's Bible. Concise Commentary on the Holy Bible, Being a Companion to the New Translation of the Old and New Covenants. Alternate title: CONCISE COMMENTARY ON THE HOLY BIBLE: BEING A COMPANION TO THE NEW TRANSLATION OF THE OLD AND NEW COVENANTS
    Jerome H. Smith used YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY BIBLE and this accompanying work in preparation of THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE.

    Related WebLinks

    The Matthew Poole Project
    "The Project is dedicated to republishing the extensive literary efforts of the Reverend Matthew Poole. The cornerstone of the project is the translation of Poole's massive SYNOPSIS CRITICORUM (SYNOPSIS OF INTERPRETERS), making it available in English for the first time."
    http://www.matthewpoole.net/index.html



    The Old Testament

    See "Characteristics and Themes" in the introduction to each book of the Bible in The Reformation Study Bible for a brief summary of the message of the book.

    See the Theological Notes, "Prophets" at Deuteronomy 18:18 in The Reformation Study Bible.

    Genesis

    See the Theological Notes, "The Self-existence of God," at Psalm 90:2 in The Reformation Study Bible.

    See the Theological Notes, "God the Creator," at Psalm 148:5 in The Reformation Study Bible.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Genesis, ISBN: 0851510930 9780851510934.
    "It would not be possible for me too earnestly to press upon you the importance of reading the expositions of that prince among men, John Calvin! I have often felt inclined to cry with Scalinger, 'Oh! how well has Calvin reached the meaning of the prophets -- no one better.' Of all commentators I believe John Calvin to be the most candid. He was no trimmer or pruner of texts. He gave their meaning as far as he knew it. His honest intention was to translate the Hebrew and the Greek originals as accurately as he possibly could, and then to give the meaning which would naturally be conveyed by such Greek and Hebrew words; he labored, in fact, to declare, not his own mind upon the Spirit's works, but the mind of the Spirit as couched in those words." -- C.H. Spurgeon

    *Candlish, Robert, S., Genesis, 2 volumes.
    "Candlish was, during the 19th century, a leader in the Free Church in Scotland. Peter Masters believes that this is without a doubt the best commentary on Genesis from the preachers point of view. This was also Spurgeon's favorite on Genesis." -- GCB
    "Expository messages rich in their devotional emphasis, containing helpful theological discussions. Thoroughly conservative and of special value to the pastor." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Beechick, Ruth, Genesis: Finding our Roots, ISBN: 094031911X.
    "This book was an answer to prayer! Dr. Beechick looks at Genesis with such extraordinary depth, yet the book is clearly readable. (I found my 8 year old son reading it when it wasn't even assigned!) Excellent home school resource or unit of study for the family of faith." -- Reader's Comment

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

    *Morris, Henry M., The Genesis Record: A Scientific and Devotional Commentary on the Book of Beginnings, ISBN: 0801060044 9780801060045.
    "Of great importance for the scientific data that has been included in the author's exposition. Should be consulted by all who wish to be well-informed on the issues alluded to by Moses." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Pink, Arthur W. (1886-1952), Gleanings in Genesis, 2 volumes.
    "Heavily typological, but contains helpful, practical observations on the text." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Trapp, John, A Clavis to the Bible, or a New Comment Upon the Pentateuch, or Five Books of Moses, Wherein are: 1. Difficult texts explained, 2. Controversies discussed, 3. Common places handled, 4. Cases of Conscience cleared, 5. Many remarkable matters hinted, that had by other interpreters been omitted, 6. Besides, divers texts of Scripture, which occasionally occur, are fully opened, 7. And the whole so intermixed with pertinent Histories, as will yield both pleasure, and profit to the judicious, pious reader, 1650 Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Biblical creationism and evolutionism, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Exodus

    *Gispen, Willem Hendrik, Exodus, ISBN: 0310439701 9780310439707 0888151039 9780888151032.
    "Translated from the original Dutch work, this series has been hailed as the 'finest commentary of its kind in the world.' -- Edwin Palmer. Others (Archer, Knight, Kistemaker, Woudstra, and Groningen), have also spoken of it in glowing terms." -- GCB

    North, Gary, Tools of Dominion: The Case Laws of Exodus, ISBN: 0930464109 9780930464103.
    Regarding Article VI, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, "the Framers knew that religious oaths were required for testifying in local and state courts. They knew that religious oaths were sometimes required for exercising the franchise in state elections, but they made it clear: Federal jurisdiction is governed by another covenant, and therefore by another god. It is therefore a rival system of hierarchy. It is not a complementary system of courts; it is a rival system, for an oath to the God of the Bible is prohibited by law in one of those hierarchies." -- Gary North in Appendix H: "Selling the Birthright: The Ratification of the U.S. Constitution," pages 1190-1216.
    Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
    Tools of Dominion: the Case Laws of Exodus
    http://www.freebooks.com/

    *Pink, Arthur W. (1886-1952), Gleanings in Exodus, ISBN: 0802429750 9780802429759.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Leviticus

    Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof. (Leviticus 25:10a)
    The inscription on the Liberty Bell.

    *Bonar, Andrew (1810-1892), Commentary on Leviticus.
    "Very precious. Mr. Andrew Bonar has a keen eye for a typical analogy, but he always keeps the rein upon his imagination, and is therefore safe to follow. He is a master in Israel." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "The best devotional expositional commentary on the book of Leviticus." -- GCB

    North, Gary, Leviticus: An Economic Commentary, ISBN: 0930464729 9780930464721.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Numbers

    Ainsworth, Henry, Annotations Upon the Fourth Book of Moses Called Numbers.

    Attersoll, William, and William Jaggard, A Commentary Upon the Fourth Book of Moses Called Numbers, Containing the Foundation and Commonwealth of the Israelites While They Walked and Wandered in the Wilderness. Laying before us the unchangeable love of God promised and exhibited to this people, the comely order established and observed among them, sundry examples of His horrible judgements against obstinate sinners, the fatherly chastisements and corrections of the faithful offending, and the dangerous plottings and devilish policies of the church enemies, are detected and discovered. Wherein the whole body of divinity is handled touching matters Dogmatical (e.g. of God, of Christ, of the Gospel, of the Law, of sin . . .), Ceremonial (e.g. of the calling of the priests and Levites, of the first born . . .) and Polemical (e.g. of controversies between the church of Rome and us, as of the Scripture . . .) Herein also the reader shall find more than 500 theological questions decided and determined. (Note: this book has serious pagination irregularities but we felt it worth including, for the benefit it has to offer) 1618.

    Philip, James, and Lloyd John Ogilvie, Numbers, ISBN: 0849904099 9780849904097.
    "Numbers is a seedbed for deep theological and practical truths. It is a story of needless doubt and disobedience. Yet these negatives occur so often in modern life that the lessons learned by Israel are valuable lessons for us. The lessons from Sinai, the wilderness, and the plans of Moab unfold for us." -- GCB

    Related WebLinks

    Griswold, Ferrell, Survey of Numbers, (parts 1-4), MP3 [audio files]. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Deuteronomy

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Sermons on Deuteronomy. A Christian classic.
    "This quality facsimile is of the 1583 edition. The Elizabethan text has small print but the 200 sermons provides us with the greatest and best volume of Calvin's sermons on the Old Testament. A Scripture index is included. Many today think that unless a commentary is new it has little value. Calvin is one of the best arguments against that view." -- GCB
    "Everything that Calvin wrote by way of exposition is priceless, even those who differ from him in theology admit this." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    Sermons on Deuteronomy by John Calvin
    http://www.reformed.com/publications/johncalvinsabbath1of2.php
    Covenant Enforced: Sermons on Deuteronomy 27 and 28, John Calvin
    http://entrewave.com/freebooks/docs/2212_47e.htm

    Craigie, Peter C., Deuteronomy, ISBN: 0802823556 9780802823557 0802825249 9780802825247.
    "Over 400 pages on this pivotal book. In many ways Deuteronomy is one of the most important books in the Old Testament. This fine scholarly commentary will certainly be of benefit." -- GCB

    *Ridderbos, Jan, Deuteronomy, ISBN: 0310452600 9780310452607
    "Some believe that the books in this series may be the finest set of commentaries in the world. Esteemed and prized for years in the original Dutch language, now available in English." -- GCB

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Joshua, Judges and Ruth

    Judges illustrates the depraved nature of man by Israel's syndrome of ungodly alliance, bondage, supplication to God, and deliverance.

    *Blaikie, William G., The Book of Joshua.
    "One of the most capable treatments available today. Reverent, practical, and revealing of the writer's knowledge of the history, geography, customs, and culture of the time." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Cox, Samuel, The Book of Ruth, ISBN: 0865241406 9780865241404.
    "The devotional nature of this commentary does not detract from its expository value. While popular in style, it exhibits a remarkable understanding of human nature. A work of real merit." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Fausset, Andrew R., A Critical and Expository Commentary on the Book of Judges, 1885. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Remains one of the finest comprehensive and scholarly treatments for the expositor." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Fuller, Thomas (1608-1661), A Comment on Ruth, ISBN: 0837028817 9780837028811.

    *Lawson, George, and Alexander Carson, Exposition of Ruth and Esther, ISBN: 1589600592 9781589600591. Alternate title: LECTURES ON THE WHOLE BOOK OF RUTH, DISCOURSES ON THE WHOLE BOOK OF ESTHER, and GOD'S PROVIDENCE UNFOLDED IN ESTHER.
    "A book highly esteemed by C.H. Spurgeon for its wise counsel and gracious teaching." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Paisley, Ian R.K., Divine Intervention in Days of Declension: An Exposition of the Book of Judges, ISBN: 1840301201 9781840301205.

    *Pink, Arthur W. (1886-1952), Gleanings in Joshua, ISBN: 0802429823 9780802429827.
    "Among the last writings of the author, with chapters 20-23 completed by James Gunn of Ontario. Deeply devotional, manifests a comprehensive grasp of Scripture, contains clear outlines, and abounds in edifying material." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Rogers, Richard (1550?-1618), Judges, ISBN: 0851513778.
    Richard Rogers was a contemporary of William Perkins (1558-1602).
    "This for the Puritan period is THE work upon Judges. It is thoroughly plain and eminently practical. . . ." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "It [THE BOOK OF JUDGES -- compiler], provides a dramatic illustration of the effect of apostasy upon every aspect of life. The root cause of Israel's decline was that the covenant relationship with the Lord, with its requirement of absolute and loyal obedience to His commands, was broken. This led to disintegration in the political, religious, social, and family spheres and to a sharp increase in immorality. THE BOOK OF JUDGES serves as a reminder that a nation cannot live on its past glories. The author of JUDGES was, of course, a preacher to his own generation, but his message has a permanent and universal application, and may be summed up in the words of Proverbs 14:34:

    Righteousness exalts a nation,
    but sin in a reproach to any people.
    "Israel's chronic inability to profit by its own bitter history is a solemn exhortation to profit from the lessons of experience, whether observed or experienced." -- A.E. Cundall
    "Gideon asks the question that is central to JUDGES: 'if the Lord is with us, why then has all this happened to us?' (Judg. 6:13 [Judges 6:13]). There was warning in Deuteronomy that the result of turning away from God and serving idols would be the sort of suffering that took place during the period of the judges. God would seem to be absent and the land would be filled with sorrows. (Deut. 31:16,17 [Deuteronomy 31:16,17]). Israel needed a king who could teach them how to keep their covenant with the Lord. . . .
    "The central section of Judges (3:7-16:31 [Judges 3:7 -- Judges 16:31]), the bulk of the book, makes an extensive use of repetition. The author describes a repeating sequence of events. The Israelites do evil in the eyes of the Lord, turning to serve other gods. God becomes angry and delivers them up to oppressors. They cry out for help, and God raises up a judge to deliver them. The judge brings peace, but the nation returns to sin as soon as the judge dies. The repeated phrasing describing this pattern reinforces the point that the Israelites were unrepentant. While each judge and the details of the deliverance he brought varies, the end was inevitable: the people again did evil in the eyes of the Lord.
    "Six major judges are described, interspersed with the mention of six lesser judges. The opening and closing sections of the book are like bookends, enclosing the cyclical narratives about the judges. The introduction (1:1-2:5 [Judges 1:1 -- Judges 2:5]), points out Israel's general failure to conquer the land according to the provisions of the covenant God had made with them. The cycles of the twelve judges show that the judges could not lead the people into faithfulness to the covenant. There was a downward spiral of increasing disobedience. The conclusion (chs. 17-21 [Judges 17 -- Judges 21]), recounts two especially grievous examples of covenant disobedience. The writer repeats the brief, tragic observation, 'There was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.'
    "The writer of Judges, like the authors of the other historical books, calls the community of faith to obey the covenant, applying to their lives the teaching of Deuteronomy. He points to the successes and failures of previous generations, and challenges the people of David's time to be faithful to the covenant. He warns them prophetically about the dangers of the wrong kind of leadership.
    "According to JUDGES, Israel was falling away from the covenant and worshiping false gods as they forgot the Lord's acts of salvation in the past (2:10; 6:13 [Judges 2:10; Judges 6:13]). As in Deuteronomy, the sin of seeking other gods is the continuing pattern of covenant disobedience (Judg. 2:11,12 [Judges 2:11,12]; 3:7,12 [Judges 3:7,12]; 8:33 [Judges 8:33]; 10:6,10 [Judges 10:6,10]; Deut. 4:23 [Deuteronomy 4:23]). The repeated cycles with the constant refrains, the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the Lord (2:11 [Judges 2:11]; 3:7,12 [Judges 3:7,12]; 4:1 [Judges 4:1]; 6:1 [Judges 6:1]; 10:6 [Judges 10:6]; 13:1 [Judges 13:1]), and everyone did what was right in his own eyes (17:6 [Judges 17:6]; 21:25 [Judges 21:25]; cf. Deut. 12:8 [Deuteronomy 12:8]; 31:16,17 [Deuteronomy 31:16,17]), were a sharp warning to Israel in David's early kingship that they absolutely needed a king who could enable the nation to keep the terms of their covenant with God.
    "Beyond these immediate applications for the original audience of JUDGES, we should observe that later readers doubtless saw in the book the hope for a new David who would teach them to keep their covenant with the Lord. This would be especially true of those who read the book in the days of the divided monarchy or during and after the exile to Babylon. In New Testament days, the gospel of Jesus, the son of David (Matt. 1:1 [Matthew 1:1]), answers the longing of the readers of Judges for the presence of a godly king, and heightens the church's expectation of His return in glory." -- The Reformation Study Bible: The Word That Changes Lives -- The Faith That Changed the World, New King James Version, pp. 331, 332
    A study of the books of Judges and Micah (we recommend Calvin's Commentary on Micah), reveals that Bible Magistracy, executed by leaders of Church and by leaders of State, turns back the wrath of God. It could be argued this is an underlying theme throughout the Bible. Terrorism against the United States, abroad and at home, can be seen as the wrath of God punishing a wayward people. Practicing Bible Magistracy in society, then, is central to stopping terrorism. When men enforce the Law of God, then they turn back the wrath of God. The conclusion of David's life in 2 Samuel 23:3: The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God.

    Wiseman, Luke H., Practical Truths From Judges, ISBN: 0825440343 9780825440342.
    "Formerly published as MEN OF FAITH, this work contains a wealth of practical material; applications are offered to encourage and challenge us today. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Samuel, Kings and Chronicles

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Calvin's Commentary on Isaiah, 4 books, published in 2 volumes in CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES (vols. 7, 8). Spine title: CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES, VOLUME VII: ISAIAH 1-32; CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES, VOLUME VIII: ISAIAH 33-66. A Christian classic.
    Several factors combine to make CALVIN'S COMMENTARY ON ISAIAH particularly significant. C. Gregg Singer states, in the Mt. Olive Tape Library series of lectures:
    I have a study ready for public -- well, not ready for publication, but hopefully someday, on Calvin's use of Augustine. [apparently never published -- compiler]. There are at least 400 references to Augustine in John Calvin. Anybody who says that Calvin got his theology of the top of his head knows no Calvin. Calvin knew Augustine probably better than anybody else, including Luther. Calvin went back to all the Early Western Fathers. I would say that next to Augustine, his theology is based upon Bernard of Clairvaux and Anselm, and he had a higher respect for Saint Thomas Aquinas than many people are willing to admit. But he is in the Western theological tradition.
    Charles Hodge, in his SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY of three volumes, very often refers to Calvinism as Augustinianism, and you can see why. . . . [Charles Hodge], declares that you might as well call Calvinism revived and revitalized Augustinianism.
    Calvin's work is in four books, with a Scripture Index and a General Index. The Baker publication prints the four books in two volumes.
    Calvin, Jean [John] (1509-1564), Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (1850), volume 1 of 4.
    http://archive.org/details/commentaryonboo01calv
    Calvin, Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (1850), volume 2 of 4.
    http://archive.org/details/9thcommentaryonbo02calv
    Calvin, Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (1850), volume 3 of 4.
    http://archive.org/details/commentaryonbook03calv
    Calvin, Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (1850), volume 4 of 4.
    http://archive.org/details/commentaryonboo04calv
    Commentary on Isaiah -- Volume 1, John Calvin
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/calcom13.html

    Coggins, R.J., The First and Second Books of the Chronicles: Commentary, [1 Chronicles; 2 Chronicles] ISBN: 0521086477 9780521086479 0521097584 9780521097581.

    *Deane, William J., and Thomas Kirk, Studies in the First Book of Samuel, ISBN: 0865241503 9780865241503.

    Hertzberg, Hans Wilhelm, I and II Samuel [1 Samuel and 2 Samuel], a Commentary, 420 pages, ISBN: 0664223184.
    I and II Samuel, a Commentary, Hans Wilhelm Hertzberg
    http://books.google.com/books?id=friNN7IdjOIC&dq=Hans+Wilhelm+Hertzberg&lr=&as_brr=0&ei=-LRCSLGNCpy4iQGHmM2IBQ&ie=ISO-8859-1

    Keil, Carl Friedrich, I and II Kings [1 Kings and 2 Kings], I and II Chronicles [1 Chronicles and 2 Chronicles], Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther.

    Keil, Carl Friedrich, and Franz Delitzsch, 1 and 2 Kings, 1 and 2 Chronicles, [1 Kings; 2 Kings; 1 Chronicles; 2 Chronicles] ISBN: 0913573884 9780913573884.

    *Kirk, Thomas, and George Rawlinson, Studies in the Books of Kings, [1 Kings; 2 Kings] ISBN: 0865241554 9780865241558.

    *Pink, Arthur W. (1886-1952), Gleanings From Elisha, ISBN: 0802430007 9780802430007.

    *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

    *Westminster Assembly of Divines (1643-1652), and other Puritans (Gouge, Gataker, et al.), The Westminster Annotations and Commentary on the Whole Bible, 1657, 6 volumes. Alternate title: ANNOTATIONS UPON ALL THE BOOKS OF THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENT: THIS THIRD, ABOVE THE FIRST AND SECOND, EDITION SO ENLARGED, AS THEY MAKE AN ENTIRE COMMENTARY ON THE SACRED SCRIPTURES: THE LIKE NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED IN ENGLISH. WHEREIN THE TEXT IS EXPLAINED, DOUBTS RESOLVED, SCRIPTURE PARALLEL'D, AND VARIOUS READINGS OBSERVED; BY THE LABOUR OF CERTAIN LEARNED DIVINES THEREUNTO APPOINTED, AND THEREIN EMPLOYED, AS IS EXPRESSED IN THE PREFACE, 1657. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The preface (found in the first volume), recounts not only a short history of the English Bible, but sets forth the great advantage to true Religion which accrues (contrary to the mysticism of the Anabaptists and the anti-intellectualism of the modern backsliding church), when faithful notes are 'bound in' with the Scripture text -- this bringing forth nothing different than the effect generated (through God's grace), by faithful preaching, faithful commentaries, faithful creeds, faithful covenants, faithful confessions, etc. Pointing out that this blessing from God was never more obvious than in the case of the Geneva Bible and its marginal notes (and that the people knew it to be so when they were left with Bibles without annotations honoring to God), the preface further states, 'hence were divers of the Stationers and Printers of London induced (by the people -- RB), to petition the committee of the Honourable House of Commons, for license to print the Geneva notes upon the Bible, or that some notes might be fitted to the new translation: which was accordingly granted, with an order for review and correction of those of the Geneva edition, by leaving out such of them as there was cause to dislike, by clearing those that were doubtful, and by supplying such as were defective. For which purpose letters were directed to some of us from the Chair of the Committee for Religion (in 1648 -- RB), and personal invitations to others, to undertake and divide the task among us, and so cometh in our part, whereof we shall give the world a true and just account in that which followeth.' The detailed account which follows in the preface is fascinating, mentioning, among many other things, the divines' 'use of . . . the Dutch Bibles . . . set forth at . . . Holland, by order of the States'.

    The diligence given, the energy expended, the obvious humility, and the fearful trembling before God's Word which is evident in these commentators makes this truly a classic Puritan work -- a work of great value! Just knowing, as Barker points out, that this commentary was prepared mostly by Westminster divines, by order of Parliament, at the time of the Assembly." (Puritan Profiles, p. 37),
    certainly bodes well for the level of scholarship it contains. Moreover, with Gouge, one of the most respected English Covenanters at the Assembly playing a major role, the thoughtful student of Scripture and history ought to take note: for a theological feast of mature Puritan thought surely awaits those that sup at this table. Esteemed, by the mid-1640's, 'as the father of the London Ministers,' Gouge was elected as Assessor for the Westminster Assembly on Nov. 25, 1647. His detractors sometimes called him an 'arch Puritan.' (cf. Ibid., p. 35). Dr. Gouge's 'share of the useful work consisted of Kings, and the subsequent books down to Esther, inclusive.' (Smith, Select Memoirs of English and Scottish Divines, p. 534). Most of the others chosen to this work had similar credentials, though not all exhibit equal proficiency and some later backslid from attainments reached at this point. Nevertheless, when the commentators were first chosen, these Annotations were produced by some of the most qualified English Puritans -- as a historical high water mark for Puritan scholarship was beginning to crest. Furthermore, in prosecuting this work the divines note, 'therefore we have put ourselves to much more pains (for many months), in consulting with many more authors, in several languages, than at first we thought of, that (for the propriety of the original text, for pertinent and profitable variety of versions, for consonancy of parallel Scriptures, and for perspicuity in clearing of the darkest places), we might bring in such observations, as might not only serve to edify the ordinary reader, but might likewise gratify our brethren of the ministry, at least such among them, as have not the means to purchase, or leisure to pursue, so many books, as (by order of the Committee), we were furnished with all, for the finishing of the work, committed to our hands' (Preface). As the work wore on, however, it became apparent that the original intention (of printing these annotations as marginal notes in the Bible), would no longer fit the scope and length of commentary that had been produced. Thus, the notes were not added to the Scriptures directly, but rather published as a separate commentary (which we are offering here) -- except that we have divided the work into six volumes rather than the original two, because of logistics." -- Publisher

    Wolfendale, James, William Jones, and W.H. Booth, The Preacher's Complete Homiletic Commentary on the First and Second Books of the Chronicles, [1 Chronicles; 2 Chronicles] ISBN: 0801069629 9780801069628.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Ezra, Nehemiah and Esther

    Adeney, Walter F., Ezra and Nehemiah, ISBN: 0865240507 9780865240506.
    "One of the best works on this facet of Israel's postexilic history. Can be read with profit by both pastor and layperson." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Boice, James Montgomery, Nehemiah: Learning to Lead, ISBN: 0801066409 9780801066405
    "Studying Nehemiah passage-by-passage, Dr. Boice introduces eight dynamics of effective leadership. He also relates this ancient leader's principles to those practiced by renowned leaders in a number of fields." -- GCB

    *Carson, Alexander, God's Providence Unfolded in Esther, ISBN: 1589600592 9781589600591. Alternate title: LECTURES ON THE WHOLE BOOK OF RUTH, DISCOURSES ON THE WHOLE BOOK OF ESTHER, and GOD'S PROVIDENCE UNFOLDED IN ESTHER.
    "A book highly esteemed by C.H. Spurgeon for its wise counsel and gracious teaching." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Lawson, George, Exposition of Proverbs, ISBN: 0825431239 9780825431234. Alternate title: COMMENTARY ON PROVERBS, and PROVERBS.
    "Dr. Lawson had a fertile mind and a heart alive both to the human and divine side of truth. He writes with pleasing simplicity of style. One of the highest compliments to this book is found in the fact that a distinguished American scholar issued much of it at his own expense." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "Those who are fortunate enough to possess this book will readily testify to the rich, rewarding insights to be found in this able Scot's warm devotional exposition. He knew the human heart and had the ability to teach the Word so that his hearers and readers were continually blessed." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Lawson, George, Discourses on the Whole Book of Esther: To Which are Added, Sermons, on Parental Duties, on Military Courage, and on the Improvement to be Made of the Alarm of War.

    *Lawson, George, Joseph, Ruth, David, Esther, Proverbs (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1992).
    "Dr. Lawson had a fertile mind and a heart alive both to the human and divine side of truth. He writes with pleasing simplicity of style. One of the highest compliments to this book is found in the fact that a distinguished American scholar issued much of it at his own expense." -- C.H. Spurgeon

    Pilkington, James, John Foxe, and Robert Some, A Godly Exposition Upon Certain Chapters of Nehemiah.

    Trapp, John, A Commentary or Exposition Upon the Books of Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Job and Psalms, Wherein the text is explained, some controversies are discussed, sundry cases of conscience are cleared, and many remarkable matters hinted, that had by former interpreters been pretermitted. In all which divers other texts of Scripture, which occasionally are fully opened, and the whole so intermixed with pertinent histories, as will yield both pleasure and profit to the judicious reader, 1657. Alternate title: A COMMENTARY ON THE BOOKS OF EZRA, NEHEMIAH, ESTER, JOB, AND PSALMS. ALSO INCLUDES "GOD'S LOVE TOKENS, AND THE AFFLICTED MAN'S LESSONS, BROUGHT TO LIGHT AND LAID BEFORE HIM IN TWO FRUITFUL AND SEASONABLE DISCOURSES UPON REV 3:19, COMFORTING UNDER AND DIRECTING UNTO A RIGHT USE OF OUR PERSONAL AND PUBLIC CROSSES AND CALAMITIES. Indexed. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Job

    Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before Him. (Job 13:15)

    I know that my Redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God. (Job 19: 25,26)

    The brilliant diamond of Truth is showcased best when placed on black velvet. The evil man can sometimes be a perfect teacher of truth by his wicked example. He can be an unsurpassed negative guide to the positive. Some have suggested this as a reason why negatives attract, because biblical truth is often showcased best when it is in contact with darkness, with wickedness.

    We think it is no coincidence that the word "job" is used to name our life in the workplace, where economic factors throw the Cains of this world together with the Abels of this world. That is to say, economic factors throw together the godless, those who can not trust God, and who consequently are not "able," not capable and not competent, and must turn to the use of wicked devices against the "able," the capable, the competent, the worthy, to survive and advance in the workplace.

    *Caryl, Joseph (1602-1673), Joel R. Beeke, Randall J. Pederson, An Exposition With Practical Observations Upon . . . the Book of Job . . . 12 volumes, ISBN: 1892777509 9781892777508 1892777541 9781892777546. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Caryl preached on Job for 20 years. Some have said his work is the only satisfactory commentary on the book of Job.
    "The pinnacle of Puritan preaching and devotion, Joseph Caryl's 12 volume, 8600 plus page exposition of Job is now heading for a limited edition printing. . . . These are the full 12 volumes totally unabridged. . . .
    "C.H. Spurgeon said, 'Caryl will not exhaust the patience of a student who is a lover of every letter of the Word . . . it would be a mistake to suppose that he is at all prolix or redundant; he is only full. In the course of expounding he has illustrated a very large portion of Bible with great clearness and power. He is deeply devotional and spiritual. His work can scarcely be superseded or surpassed'." -- Publisher
    "Cotton Mather's assessment, that these sermons [Caryl on Job] belong alongside Greenhill on Ezekiel, Burroughs on Hosea, Owen on Hebrews, and Manton on James, can still be made." -- Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas, professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary

    *Caryl, Joseph (1602-1673), An Exposition of Job, 367 pages.
    "An abridgment of the author's famous 8-volume work. Retains sufficient seed thoughts to prod the thinking of any preacher." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Joseph Caryl preached on Job for 20 years. Some have said his work is the only satisfactory commentary on the book of Job.

    *Gibson, Edgar C.S., The Book of Job, 3rd edition, ISBN: 0837032628 9780837032627.
    "A valuable exposition. Deserves a place in the library of every pastor." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Green, William Henry (1825-1900), The Argument of the Book of Job Unfolded.
    "This volume is not a detailed commentary; rather it furnishes an overview of the principal persons and themes in the book of Job: Job's happy estate, Satan, Job in affliction, Job's three friends, Job's conflict, Job's triumph, Job's refutation of his friends, Elihu, the Lord, and the place of the book of Job in the scheme of holy scripture. William Henry Green (1825-1900), was a professor at Princeton Seminary. His volume about the book of Job was originally published in 1874.

    Job, John B., Job Speaks to us Today, ISBN: 0804201323 9780804201322.

    Morris, Henry M., The Remarkable Record of Job: The Ancient Wisdom, Scientific Accuracy, and Life-Changing Message of an Amazing Book, ISBN: 0801062381 9780801062384.
    "Written from the creationist perspective, Morris demonstrates that the primary message of Job is not to explain suffering but rather to emphasize God's sovereignty in creation and providence. Morris reveals many surprising facts of modern science anticipated in Job." -- GCB

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), The Suffering of Man and the Sovereignty of God: 25 Selected Sermons on the Book of Job, ISBN: 0971143404 9780971143401.
    Twenty-five of Charles Spurgeon's best sermons from the book of Job "explaining how God's sovereignty and man's suffering intersect."

    See also: Affliction, adversity, trials, The sovereignty of god, Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Psalms

    See Chapter Notes, "Theology of the Psalms" at page 754, in The Reformation Study Bible.

    And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. (Luke 24:44)

    Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the church will I sing praise unto thee. (Hebrews 2:12, quoting Psalm 22:22)

    Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led captivity captive: thou hast received gifts for men; yea, for the rebellious also, that the LORD God might dwell among them. (Psalm 68:18)

    The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool. (Psalm 110:1)

    A personal listing of Psalms that have imprecatory content or undertones: Psalm 3, 5, 6, 7, 17, 27, 28, 35, 37, 52, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64, 69, 70, 73, 78, 79, 83, 86, 90, 91, 94, 102, 105, 109, 137, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, and 144.

    The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. (Psalm 118:22)

    Martin Luther called The Book of Psalms "a little Bible, and the summary of the Old Testament."

    Adams, James E., War Psalms, ISBN: 0875520936 9780875520933.
    Foreword by Jay Edward Adams, not to be confused with the author, James E. Adams.
    "As to the number of imprecatory Psalms, there are differing opinions. Some scholars see as few as three, others as many as twenty. The reason for this difference is that there are a number of Psalms that contain elements of malediction. It seems to this writer that there are at least ten such Psalms: 7, 35, 55, 58, 69, 79, 83, 109, 137, and 139. -- W. Gary Crampton in What About the Imprecatory Psalms?
    Other Psalms that might be considered imprecatory: 3, 6, 17, 28, 56, 64, 73, 83, 86, 90, 94, 102, 105, 140, and 142.
    A personal listing of Psalms that have imprecatory content or undertones: Psalm 3, 5, 6, 7, 17, 27, 28, 35, 37, 52, 54, 55, 56, 58, 59, 62, 63, 64, 69, 70, 73, 78, 79, 83, 86, 90, 91, 94, 102, 105, 109, 137, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, and 144.

    Baker, Richard, Meditations and Disquisitions Upon the First Psalm, the Penitential Psalms and Seven Consolatory Psalms.

    *Bridges, Charles (1794-1869), Psalm 119: An Exposition, ISBN: 0851511767 9780851511764. Alternate title: COMMENTARY ON PSALM 119.
    "Worth its weight in gold. Though the work is neither learned or even original, we prize it for its surpassing grace and unction." -- C.H. Spurgeon

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), The Sufferings and Glories of the Messiah: An Exposition of Psalm XVIII [Psalm 18], and Isaiah LII 13-LIII 12 [Isaiah 52:13 -- Isaiah 53:12], ISBN: 0801007925 9780801007927. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Cox, Samuel, The Pilgrim Psalms: An Exposition of the Songs of Degrees.
    "In these chapters Cox focuses attention on the often neglected psalms of ascent (Psalms 120-134), and in a series of well-reasoned, clear, and relevant messages draws from each portion of Scripture pertinent truths that are then applied in practical ways. James Moffatt paid high tribute to Cox when he wrote, 'Dr. Cox was too honest an expositor to intrude his views into his interpretation of Scripture. He was as scrupulous as Calvin himself on this point.' The reprinting of this fine work is welcomed." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Dickson, David (1583-1662), A Brief Exposition of the Psalms, 2 volumes. Alternate title: A COMMENTARY ON THE PSALMS. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "A rich volume, dropping fatness. Invaluable to the preacher. Having read and re-read it, we can speak of its holy savor and suggestiveness. We commend it with much fervor." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "Dickson (1583-1662), was a minister, a Professor of Philosophy and Divinity at Edinburgh. . . . A commentary which is so good Banner of Truth had to put it in their Geneva Series. His work gives accurate exegesis along with instruction and devotional insight." -- GCB

    *Gouge, William (1578-1653), The Saints Sacrifice: or, A Commentarie on the CXVI [Psalm 106] Psalme. Which is, a gratulatory psalme, for deliverance from deadly distresse, 1632, 144 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    " 'Sir, the last year, when the heavy hand of the righteous Lord lay upon this land and other parts of the Christian world, manifested by the three arrows of his anger, plague, famine, and sword, just cause was given to inquire after such means as might cure the wounds that were made by them, and move the Lord to withhold his hand from shooting abroad any more of them. Upon inquiry there was found in God's word (the treasury wherein all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hid), fit remedies for all those maladies,' writes Gouge in his preface to the Earl of Warwick. In this book Gouge opens the Lord's treasure house (of Psalm 116), for deliverance from deadly distress and spiritual dilapidation." -- Publisher

    Keller, Philip, A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23, ISBN: 9780310291428 0310291429.

    Lefebvre, Michael, Singing the Songs of Jesus: Revisiting the Psalms, 160 pages, ISBN: 9781845506001 1845506006.

    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Faith on Trial, ISBN: 9781845503758 1845503759.
    "Warm, devotional meditations on Psalm 73 showing how true joy may be found only in man's awareness of the presence of God." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Maclaren, Alexander, The Psalms, 3 volumes.
    "A masterful treatment. Defends the messianic content of the Psalms, builds upon a detailed grammatical analysis of the text, provides valuable and informative historical material that supports the composition of many of these Psalms, and abounds in practical comments." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), Psalm 119, ISBN: 0851515762. See THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON (Volumes 1 to 11). Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #4.

    Perowne, J.J. Stewart, Commentary on the Psalms, ISBN: 0825434866 9780825434860 0825434858 9780825434853.
    "In this classic exegetical work Perowne provides a complete background for every Psalm along with detailed exegesis and commentary. Includes notes on the Hebrew text, the ancient versions and other English translations. Scholarship is combined with profound spiritual perception." -- GCB

    *Schaff, Philip (editor), Church Fathers Series, 38 volumes (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm.B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.).
    *Schaff, Philip (editor), The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers: First Series.
    *Schaff, Philip (editor), A Select library of Nicene and post-Nicene fathers of the Christian church, Second series.
    Christian Classics Ethereal Library CCEL CD-ROM 2000
    http://www.ccel.org/cdrom/cdrom.html

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), The Treasury of David, 3 volumes, ISBN: 0917006259 9780917006258. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The most important and practical work of the ages on the Psalter." -- Dr. Philip Schaff
    "Spurgeon's own exposition appears under each verse; after that you'll find 'explanatory notes and quaint sayings' (illuminating quotes from Spurgeon's contemporaries as well as from the great Puritan expositors of the 17th and 18th centuries). Each Psalm closes with a short section of 'Hints to Preachers'." -- CBD
    Recommended for daily devotions.
    The Treasury of David
    http://www.spurgeon.org/treasury/treasury.htm
    The Treasury of David (1881)
    http://archive.org/details/thetreasuryofdav00spuruoft

    Thomas, Derek, Help for Hurting Christians, ISBN: 0852342845 9780852342848.
    "Thomas examines nine Psalms and draws from them practical help and encouragement for many different aspects of the Christian's daily walk with God." -- GCB

    Waltke, Bruce, The Book of Psalms (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)
    An extension study course for credit. Available on audio cassettes [audio files].

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible comment, and so forth, and so on.aries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.

    Related WebLinks

    The Treasury of David
    http://www.spurgeon.org/treasury/treasury.htm

    The Treasury of David, Psalm 90, C.H. Spurgeon
    "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." -- Isaac Taylor
    Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations. (Psalm 90:1)
    See the commentary of both Spurgeon and others on the first and last verses, 1 and 17.
    http://www.spurgeon.org/treasury/ps090.htm

    What About the Imprecatory Psalms? W. Gary Crampton
    "As to the number of imprecatory Psalms, there are differing opinions. Some scholars see as few as three, others as many as twenty. The reason for this difference is that there are a number of Psalms that contain elements of malediction. It seems to this writer that there are at least ten such Psalms: 7, 35, 55, 58, 69, 79, 83, 109, 137, and 139. . . .
    "To pray the imprecatory prayers is to pray for the overthrow of Satan and his minions. If God's kingdom is to advance, in accordance with the Lord's Prayer (which believers are enjoined to pray): Your kingdom come, Your will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:10), then the kingdom of the evil one must be destroyed. God's glory necessitates the destruction of the wicked. Imprecatory prayers aim at just this. The Lord's Prayer is itself a prayer for the overthrow of evil. . . .
    "A Biblical view of the imprecatory Psalms does not recognize them as problematic. To invoke divine retribution on the enemies of God and His people is to pray in accordance with the revealed will of God. After all, these Psalms are a part of the infallible and inerrant 'collection of songs and prayers covering a variety of themes.' And they, being as fully inspired as the rest of Scripture, are 'profitable for doctrine, reproof, correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work' (2 Timothy 3:16-17)." -- W. Gary Crampton in What About the Imprecatory Psalms?
    http://www.trinityfoundation.org/PDF/282-CramptonImprecatoryPsalms.pdf

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Proverbs

    Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding. (Proverbs 4:7)

    Mark here to whom God giveth wisdom: all the godly are taught of God; but mark here how it is that he teacheth them. Not while they scorn at studies and universities, and look that their knowledge should cost them nothing, or that the Spirit should be instead of serious studies, or that their understandings should discern what is true or false at the first appearance; but while they think no pains or patience too great to learn the truth in the school of Christ. -- Richard Baxter

    Adams, Jay E., Proverbs, ISBN: 1889032034 9781889032030.

    Allchin, Ronald A., Sr., Ripening Sonship: "A Wise Father's Counsel to His Son," A Study in Proverbs for Sons (Cudahy, Wisconsin: Reminder Printing, 1994), 129 pages plus Appendix. Available from the author, 862 Thornton Lane, Buffalo Grove, Illinois.
    "This workbook from the Proverbs is for fathers and sons to work through together. A dozen lessons tackle important areas of life: wisdom, companions, relation to parents, relations with women, the tongue, knowledge of Christ the Lord." -- David Powlison

    *Arnot, William, Studies in Proverbs: Laws From Heaven for Life on Earth, ISBN: 0825421187 9780825421181.
    "This 583-page paperback deals with many (but not all), the proverbs offering practical instruction and spiritual direction for a Christ-centered life built upon foundations in the doctrine of grace. Arnot's aim was to be doctrinal, spiritual, and practical. This book will provide strength for the Christian walk." -- GCB

    *Bridges, Charles (1794-1869), The Proverbs, ISBN: 0851510884 9780851510880.
    "The best work on the Proverbs. The scriptural method of exposition so well carried out by Bridges renders all his writings very suggestive to ministers. While explaining the passage in hand, he sets other portions of the word in new lights." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "Most of the Proverbs find their basis in the Law. You will find again and again that Bridges brings this out." -- GCB

    *Decker, Barbara Proverbs for Parenting: A Topical Guide for Child Raising From the Book of Proverbs, King James Version, ISBN: 0961860839.
    "An indispensable tool for parenting, this book arranges the proverbs into over 70 realistic, helpful topics. A sampling of topics covered include: trust in God, obedience, honesty, anger, self-control, temper, arguing, boasting, complaining, love, friendship, happiness, discretion, faithfulness, stewardship, work and many more." -- Publisher
    An accompanying book, A COLORING BOOK OF BIBLE PROVERBS is 'a 30-page coloring book illustrating various passages from the Book of Proverbs. Can be used with or without the above hardback book'." -- GCB

    Goldberg, Louis, Savoring the Wisdom of Proverbs, ISBN: 0825427339 9780825427336.
    "As a Jewish believer, Goldberg leads you chapter by chapter through the Proverbs, providing topical overviews and fascinating details contained in these gems of wisdom. With clarity and simplicity, the author offers a practical guide that will have lasting significance in your life." -- GCB

    Hubbard, David A., Proverbs, ISBN: 0849904218 9780849904219.
    "Hubbard has done more than research Proverbs; he has researched life. Following a helpful introduction, he outlines the fundamentals of the book, builds a working knowledge base, and then matches those ancient truths to modern challenges. The material from 10:1-22:16 is handled in a topical fashion and not verse-by-verse." -- GCB

    Jones, Cody L., The Complete Guide to the Book of Proverbs, ISBN: 0963894471 9780963894472.
    "This is no mere collection of proverbs, but is a serious 568-page work that is for both reading and reference. The first 23 pages include a list of charts, a guide to pronunciation, and an outline of the structure of Proverbs. Pages 25-256 are a commentary on Proverbs. The comments are interesting and very readable, and they put things into a historical setting. The book includes many historical drawings and photos to give the reader a sense of the culture of the time. The next section (pages 257-315), provides a topical guide to Proverbs, with 96 topics arranged alphabetically. Each topic is amplified by one or more verses. The third principal section (pages 317-545), offers the full texts of six different versions in parallel: NEW KING JAMES, NEW REVISED STANDARD, NEW CENTURY, NEW INTERNATIONAL, KING JAMES and NEW LIVING. While some versions are more orthodox and strictly translated, others are more readable; and the ability to see all six versions of a verse on the same page spread certainly is an aid to understanding. If this book piques your interest in the book of Proverbs -- and it might -- it is well worth the cover price. There is much wisdom to be gained in Proverbs and this tool can help you uncover it." -- Reader's Comment

    *Lawson, George, Exposition of Proverbs, ISBN: 0825431239 9780825431234. Alternate title: COMMENTARY ON PROVERBS, and PROVERBS.
    "Dr. Lawson had a fertile mind and a heart alive both to the human and divine side of truth. He writes with pleasing simplicity of style. One of the highest compliments to this book is found in the fact that a distinguished American scholar issued much of it at his own expense." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "Those who are fortunate enough to possess this book will readily testify to the rich, rewarding insights to be found in this able Scot's warm devotional exposition. He knew the human heart and had the ability to teach the Word so that his hearers and readers were continually blessed." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Mouser, William E., Jr., Walking in Wisdom: Studying the Proverbs of Solomon, ISBN: 0877848467 9780877848462.

    Murphy, Roland E., Glenn W. Barker, David A. Hubbard, Bruce M. Metzger, Proverbs, ISBN: 0849902215 9780849902215.

    *New Testament With Psalms and Proverbs, KJV, ISBN: 0529051141 9780529051141 (Gideons International)

    Vest-pocket New Testament: King James Version, Psalms and Proverbs, Burgunday Imitation Leather, ISBN: 0834004526 9780834004528.

    *New Testament With Psalms and Proverbs, NKJV, ISBN: 0834004518 9780834004511, leather bound.

    Palmer, Samuel, Moral Essays on Some of the Most Curious and Significant English, Scotch, and Foreign Proverbs. By Samuel Palmer, 1710.

    *Smith, Jerome H. (editor), The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, revised and expanded, (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1997, 1992, 1836), 1664 pages, ISBN: 0785212272 and 0785213155 (preferred edition, also available in Logos Research Systems software).
    "An incredible one-volume Bible reference library, this comprehensive update of the original TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE [TSK] is a unique resource for Bible study, teaching, or preaching. This edition contains nearly 100,000 new cross-references, additional key words, a new system of symbols, and many other improvements. This is the most comprehensive collection of time-saving and insightful cross-references ever published! Dozens of special study aids help you develop powerful lessons or sermons -- straight from the Bible itself! Dr. John MacArthur, Jr. says: 'The one book, apart from the Bible itself, that I value most in my studies'." -- Logos Research Systems
    Includes bibliography, subject index, topic number index, Proverbs index, name index, figure of speech index, and other indexes. See the index to Proverbs.
    Smith, Jerome, The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
    http://www.logos.com/product/1214/the-new-treasury-of-scripture-knowledge
    "For generations, the TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE [original edition by R.A. Torrey -- compiler], has been an enduring cross-reference resource for Bible students worldwide. This highly respected and nearly exhaustive compilation of cross-references was developed by R.A. Torrey from references in the REV. THOMAS SCOTT'S COMMENTARY and THE COMPREHENSIVE BIBLE. With nearly 500,000 cross-references it is the most thorough source available [prior to Jerome Smith's 1992 revision and update -- compiler]."
    TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE is in the public domain and may be freely used and distributed. It is included at BibleStudyTools.com and may be downloaded from various websites.
    Torrey, R.A., Treasury of Scripture Knowledge (former edition to NTSK)
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/concordances/treasury-of-scripture-knowledge/
    Smith, Jerome H., Nelson's Cross-reference Guide to the Bible: Illuminating God's Word Verse-by-verse, 2007, ISBN: 1418504599 9781418504595.
    Whereas, The Holy Bible is the greatest book (Matthew 4:4; Psalm 33:6; John 1:1-14; Mark 13:31; 1 Corinthians 2:12,13; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:4; Hebrews 4:12; Psalm 119, and so forth, and so on),
    Whereas, it is the best commentary on itself, a truth that came out of the Reformation,
    Therefore, THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (NTSK) and its successor, NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE (NCRGB), are among the greatest and most valuable books ever printed, after The Holy Bible itself, because they allow the Bible to interpret itself.
    "THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE and NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE are more flexible than a concordance, more thorough than a topical Bible, and more discovery-oriented than a Bible commentary." -- Reader's Comment
    Most readers will need to own both the NTSK and NCRGB. NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE is recommended for quick reference, because of its new format, its ease of use, and more compact size. But THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE is also necessary for serious study, because the eight indices for the NTSK, the extensive bibliography, and most of Smith's added personal notes to about 275 verses were removed from the NCRGB.
    It should also be pointed out that neither of these works are Reformed. A random check of both works showed that Smith did not consult cross-references used in CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES or in the GENEVA BIBLE and NOTES, although, of course, some cross-references used by Calvin and other Reformed writers appear by chance in both of Smith's works. Therefore, Reformed reader must go directly to the indices to the various commentaries of Calvin to see Calvin's cross-references, and to other Reformed writers, and the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, for their cross-references.
    Jerome H. Smith spent about 37 years editing and expanding THE TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (see the Preface to NTSK). After the release of the NTSK in 1992, he continued to edit and improve it, and NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE was released in 2007, 15 years later. That is a total of 52 years working to improve this one reference work.
    "Building on the Bible Study classic, THE TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (with its well-known introduction by R.A. Torrey), and his own expansive THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE, Jerome Smith has fashioned a user-friendly tool [the NCRGB -- compiler] in a much improved, altogether new format to make personal Bible study and Bible lesson preparation easier than ever before. Thanks to Smith's diligent work over many years, this volume contains a more complete collection of cross-references than any Bible reference ever published." [Estimated number of cross-references by edition: TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE, 500,000; NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE, "nearly" 100,000; NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE TO THE BIBLE, "more than" 100,000 -- compiler] -- Publisher
    "Smith compiled no less than eight indices for the NTSK: Subject Index, Topic Number Index, Prayer Index, Proverbs Index, Name Index, Figure of Speech Index, Strong's Numbers Index: Hebrew, and Strong's Numbers Index: Greek. He also provided an extensive bibliography. Leaving most of the notes he found in TSK unmodified, he added his own personal notes to about 275 verses. But the indices, bibliography, and most of the notes were removed from the NCRGB." -- Reader's Comment
    "Discover how words, phrases, and concepts in one passage of the BIBLE are reflected and reinforced in the whole of Scripture. NELSON'S CROSS-REFERENCE GUIDE is organized in biblical sequence, making it easy for you to study a particular passage deeper than ever before.
    "You'll find multiple cross-references to related passages in the Old and New Testaments. Gain a richer understanding of God's Word by studying a theme through the whole counsel of Scripture.
    "THE NELSON'S CROSS REFERENCE BIBLE [based on the AKJV] lets the Bible interpret itself. I study with the ESV Single Column Reference Edition, NASB Reference Updated Edition (1995), and HCSB Large Print Reference. To illustrate the value of the NCRGB, for John 11:11, where Jesus states Lazarus has 'fallen asleep,' the ESV has only 1 reference, the NASB has 5, and the HCSB has 2. The NELSON'S CROSS REFERENCE BIBLE has an astounding 25 references including a definition of 'Lazarus,' citation to the Strong's number (2976g). For John 1:1, the ESV has 12 references, NASB has 8 and HCSB has 6. NELSON'S CROSS REFERENCE BIBLE has an astounding 61, including very helpful references from Isaiah, Psalms, Job, Jeremiah, Micah. Each set of words in John 1:1 is divided and references are provided for 'the beginning,' 'the Word,' 'with,' 'and he Word,' and 'was God.' One last example, for John 10:9 where Jesus says he's the door, ESV has 3 references, NASB has 1, and HCSB has no references. NELSON'S CROSS REFERENCE BIBLE has 18, providing reference supports for key words in the verse such as 'the door,' 'if,' 'be saved,' and 'go in and out'." -- Reader's Comment "I almost did not live to finish my editorial work on THE NEW TREASURY, for I was shot in the head by an unknown assailant on March 13, 1986, when I had typed the text only as far as 1 Samuel 3. The Lord miraculously spared my life. During my recovery I kept working on the book, often without income." -- Jerome Smith in the foreword to The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
    THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE may be used to advantage in combination with the following Bible reference works, among others:

    Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/Concordances/TreasuryofScriptureKnowledge/

    Souza, Francisco F. de, The Use of Proverbs in Biblical Counseling (Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Theological Seminary, D.Min. thesis, 1990).
    Includes bibliography.

    *Voorwinde, Steven, Wisdom for Today's Issues: A Topical Arrangement of the Proverbs, ISBN: 0875524729 9780875524726.
    "The Proverbs are arranged under 55 different subjects so that they may speak to us today on many modern problems." -- GCB

    Waltke, Bruce, The Book of Proverbs, 2 volumes, ISBN: 0802825451 9780802825452.
    Also an extension study course for credit.
    Waltke, Bruce, The Book of Proverbs, an audio file (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation.)

    *Wardlaw, Ralph, Lectures on the Book of Proverbs, 3 volumes (London, England: A. Fullerton and Company, 1861).
    Edited by J.S. Wardlaw. "Highly esteemed by C.H. Spurgeon and other expository preachers. . . . Contains some of the finest material for preachers ever produced on this portion of God's Word. Rich, insightful, practical." -- Cyril J. Barber

    See also: Proverbs, Proverbs: topical listings, Topical listing of scripture, The wisdom books, Job, Ecclesiastes, Psalms, Cruden's concordance, Young's analytical concordance, Strong's concordances, Biblical counsel by subject, Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Proverbs, topical listings, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Ecclesiastes

    *Bridges, Charles (1794-1869), Ecclesiastes, ISBN: 0851513220 9780851513225.
    "What is it that makes Bridges commentaries so popular? It is that they are very Biblical. His comments are always complete and filled with Biblical wisdom. You will find his continual reference to other passages in the Bible very refreshing." -- GCB

    Cotton, John (1584-1652), A Brief Exposition With Practical Observations Upon the Whole Book of Ecclesiastes. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The introduction states: 'This whole book is a discourse not unseasonable for this country, wherein men, that have left all to enjoy the Gospel, now (as if they had forgotten the end for which they came hither), are ready to leave the Gospel for outward things, which are here lively and clearly demonstrated to be vanity, yea, vanity of vanities.' So this book is a commentary upon the state of corruption, Rom. 8:20 [Romans 8:20], a fit introduction to Christ in the Canticles." -- Publisher

    *Cox, Samuel, The Book of Ecclesiastes, ISBN: 0802804055 9780802804051.

    Hengstenberg, Ernst Wilhelm, A Commentary on Ecclesiastes. Available (WORKS OF E.W. HENGSTENBERG), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Luther, Martin (1483-1546), An Exposition of Solomon's Booke, Called Ecclesiastes or the Preacher.

    *MacDonald, James M., The Book of Ecclesiastes Explained, ISBN: 0865240914 9780865240919.
    "Perhaps the finest work produced on Ecclesiastes in the nineteenth century. Clear, authoritative, reliable." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Wardlaw, Ralph, Exposition of Ecclesiastes, ISBN: 0865241473 9780865241473.
    "Expository sermons by one of Scotland's greatest preachers. Recommended." -- Cyril J. Barber

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Song of Solomon

    The Song of Solomon "is a book for those who want to know, or to remember, what it is like to be in love."

    Burrowes, George, A Commentary on the Song of Solomon, ISBN: 0851511570 9780851511573. Alternate title: SONG OF SOLOMON.
    "The excellent work of Dr. Burrowes is specially fitted to remove the prejudices of men of taste against the Song of Solomon as the medium of spiritual communion between the soul and Christ. We welcome it as a valuable contribution to us from our transatlantic brethren." -- Moody Stuart

    *Durham, James (1622-1658), Exposition of the Song of Solomon, ISBN: 0851513522: 9780851513522. Alternate title: CLAVIS CANTICI: OR, AN EXPOSITION OF THE SONG OF SOLOMON. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Durham is always good, and he is at his best on the Canticles. He gives us the essence of the good matter. For practical use this work is perhaps more valuable than any other Key to the Song." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "But to get the full import of the Song, it is best to have Gill, Durham, and Burrowes, for they do not duplicate very much; each has much to add. And if you can get the old folio by John Collinges, there is still more wealth to be found in it." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    *Gill, John (1697-1771), Exposition of the Book of Solomon's Song: Commonly Called Canticles: Wherein the Authority of it is Established and Vindicated, Against Objections Both Ancient and Modern.
    "A full, devotional, typological exposition in which the writer stresses the relationship of Christ to the believer. Originally published in 1776." -- Cyril J. Barber

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Isaiah

    The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light, and they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. (Isaiah 9:2)

    For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
    Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
    (Isaiah 9:6,7)

    For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed.
    Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
    (Isaiah 9:16)

    On the contrary, he charges them with gross and voluntary ignorance, as if he had said that, by their madness, they brought down destruction on themselves. The meaning therefore is, that the people perished because they despised instruction . . . .
    Hence we draw a useful doctrine; namely, that the source of all our calamities is, that we do not allow ourselves to be taught by the word of God, and this is what the Prophet chiefly intended that we should observe. . . .
    So then it is a true statement, that the reason why the people endure such a variety of afflictions is, that they are ignorant of God, and will not allow themselves to be taught by him. -- Calvin commenting on Isaiah 5:13

    The whole of the prophecies of Isaiah are precious, and should be read by us constantly in private. -- C.H. Spurgeon, Spurgeon's Devotional Bible

    "Often the prophets indicted the rich, the powerful, and the religious elite for oppressing the poor."

    *Alexander, Joseph A, Isaiah, Translated and Explained. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
    "A verse-by-verse treatment based upon a comprehensive knowledge of Hebrew. Makes the writer's genuine scholarship and evangelical warmth available to a new generation of expositors. A classic. Amillennial. First published in 1846." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), The Sufferings and Glories of the Messiah: An Exposition of Psalm XVIII [Psalm 18], and Isaiah LII 13-LIII 12 [Isaiah 52:13 -- Isaiah 53:12], ISBN: 0801007925 9780801007927. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Calvin's Commentary on Isaiah, 4 books, published in 2 volumes in CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES (vols. 7, 8). Spine title: CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES, VOLUME VII: ISAIAH 1-32; CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES, VOLUME VIII: ISAIAH 33-66. A Christian classic.
    Several factors combine to make CALVIN'S COMMENTARY ON ISAIAH particularly significant.

    C. Gregg Singer states, in the Mt. Olive Tape Library series of lectures:
    I have a study ready for public -- well, not ready for publication, but hopefully someday, on Calvin's use of Augustine. [apparently never published -- compiler]. There are at least 400 references to Augustine in John Calvin. Anybody who says that Calvin got his theology of the top of his head knows no Calvin. Calvin knew Augustine probably better than anybody else, including Luther. Calvin went back to all the Early Western Fathers. I would say that next to Augustine, his theology is based upon Bernard of Clairvaux and Anselm, and he had a higher respect for Saint Thomas Aquinas than many people are willing to admit. But he is in the Western theological tradition.
    Charles Hodge, in his SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY of three volumes, very often refers to Calvinism as Augustinianism, and you can see why. [Charles Hodge], declares that you might as well call Calvinism revived and revitalized Augustinianism.
    Calvin's work is in four books, with a Scripture Index and a General Index. The Baker publication prints the four books in two volumes.
    Calvin, Jean [John], (1509-1564), Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (1850), volume 1 of 4.
    http://archive.org/details/commentaryonboo01calv
    Calvin, Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (1850), volume 2 of 4.
    http://archive.org/details/9thcommentaryonbo02calv
    Calvin, Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (1850), volume 3 of 4.
    http://archive.org/details/commentaryonbook03calv
    Calvin, Commentary on the Book of the Prophet Isaiah (1850), volume 4 of 4.
    http://archive.org/details/commentaryonboo04calv
    Commentary on Isaiah -- Volume 1, John Calvin
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/calcom13.html

    Day, William, An Exposition of the Book of the Prophet Isaiah.

    *Hindson, Edward E., Isaiah's Immanuel: A Sign of his Times or the Sign of the Ages? ISBN: 0875523102 9780875523101.
    "This is a scholarly contribution to the International Library of Philosophy and Theology. It is brief, but significant to those who have been subjected to the unbelieving theories that abound about Immanuel in our day. The footnotes are copious, and the bibliography covers no less than nine pages. Anyone doing a thesis on Immanuel would surely want to have this little book. Four full pages are given to evaluating the many commentaries on Isaiah. These pages alone are worth a great deal to anyone desiring to study Isaiah 7:10-16. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    Jackson, Arthur, Annotations Upon the Whole Book of Isaiah.

    *Lindsey, Franklin Duane, The Servant Song: A Study in Isaiah, ISBN: 0802440932 9780802440938.
    "Expounds the Servant Songs of Isaiah in such a way as to provide students of God's Word with the clearest and most complete picture of Christ in the Old Testament. Lindsey's contribution is balanced and well reasoned. Preachers will find this volume to be invaluable." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Martin, Alfred, and John A. Martin, Isaiah: The Glory of the Messiah, ISBN: 0802401686 9780802401687.
    "Though designed for laypeople, this treatment of the theme of Isaiah can only be described as brilliant. It is a masterful summation of what God chose to reveal through this Old Testament prophet. It is happily free from critical issues and maintains the unity of Isaiah's thought. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Ridderbos, Jan, Isaiah, ISBN: 0310452708 9780310452706.
    "For many years (35) the richness of this Dutch work has been available only to those reading that language. Now available in English for the first time. Some who read Dutch have said that the series is the finest of its kind in the world. Clear, concise, and evangelical." -- GCB

    Trapp, John, A Commentary or Exposition Upon These Following Books of Holy Scripture: Proverbs of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel: Being a Third Volume of Annotations Upon the Whole Bible. Alternate title: A COMMENTARY UPON THE BOOKS OF PROVERBS, ECCLESIASTES, AND THE SONG OF SONGS, ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, LAMENTATIONS, EZEKIEL, AND DANIEL WHEREIN THE TEXT IS EXPLAINED, SOME CONTROVERSIES ARE DISCUSSED, DIVERS COMMON-PLACES ARE HANDLED, AND MANY REMARKABLE MATTERS HINTED, THAT HAD BY FORMER INTERPRETERS BEEN PRETERMITTED, BESIDES SUNDRY OTHER TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE (WHICH OCCASIONALLY OCCUR), ARE FULLY OPENED, AND THE WHOLE SO INTERMIXED WITH PERTINENT HISTORIES, AS WILL YIELD BOTH PLEASURE AND PROFIT TO THE JUDICIOUS READER. Second alternate title: JOHN TRAPP'S COMMENTARY ON THE WHOLE BIBLE, 1650, 1865-1868 EDITION, PROVERBS TO DANIEL, volume 3 of 5. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Indexed.

    *Young, Edward J., The Book of Isaiah, ISBN: 0802805957. A Christian classic.
    "Has established itself as one of the most important Reformed expositions." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "His humility is evident, and it begets humility in the reader. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "In three volumes, Young provides vast background and contextual info to gaining an understanding of what the hearer heard back then, before moving to its NT fulfillment and application to the NT church.
    "Young uses the historical-grammatical method and relies on typology.
    "Rate this right up there with Keil-Delitzsch on this magnificent Evangelist of the OT." -- Reader's Comment

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Jeremiah and Lamentations

    And I will make thee unto this people a fenced brasen wall: and they shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
    And I will deliver thee out of the hand of the wicked, and I will redeem thee out of the hand of the terrible.
    (Jeremiah 15:20, 21) They shall ask the way to Zion with their faces thitherward, saying, Come, and let us join ourselves to the LORD in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten. (Jeremiah 50:5).

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Commentary on Jeremiah, ISBN: 0851515525 9780851515526.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Commentaries of Jeremiah and Lamentations, 5 volumes.

    Fettke, Steven M., Messages to a Nation in Crisis: An Introduction to the Prophecy of Jeremiah, ISBN: 0819128392 9780819128393.

    Harper, Larry D., Covenant Curses and Promises in the Prophets Jeremiah and Ezekiel.

    Hull, John, Lectures Upon the Lamentations of Jeremiah, First Preached and now Published, for the Benefit of God's Church, Addressing Lamentations 1:1-6, 1620.

    Keil, Carl Friedrich (author), and David Patrick (translator), The Prophecies of Jeremiah.

    Kidner, Derek, The Message of Jeremiah: Against Wind and Tide, ISBN: 0830812253 9780830812257 0851107796 9780851107790.

    *Laetsch, Theodore Ferdinand Karl, Jeremiah.
    "One of the most comprehensive studies on Jeremiah's writing." -- William J. Grier

    Thompson, Henry O., The Book of Jeremiah: An Annotated Bibliography, ISBN: 0810831783 9780810831780.

    Thompson, J.A., Jeremiah, ISBN: 0802823696 9780802823694.
    "This large, 820-page, detailed, up-to-date, commentary is sure to become a standard work for years to come." -- GCB

    Trapp, John, A Commentary or Exposition Upon These Following Books of Holy Scripture: Proverbs of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel: Being a Third Volume of Annotations Upon the Whole Bible. Alternate title: A COMMENTARY UPON THE BOOKS OF PROVERBS, ECCLESIASTES, AND THE SONG OF SONGS, ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, LAMENTATIONS, EZEKIEL, AND DANIEL WHEREIN THE TEXT IS EXPLAINED, SOME CONTROVERSIES ARE DISCUSSED, DIVERS COMMON-PLACES ARE HANDLED, AND MANY REMARKABLE MATTERS HINTED, THAT HAD BY FORMER INTERPRETERS BEEN PRETERMITTED, BESIDES SUNDRY OTHER TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE (WHICH OCCASIONALLY OCCUR), ARE FULLY OPENED, AND THE WHOLE SO INTERMIXED WITH PERTINENT HISTORIES, AS WILL YIELD BOTH PLEASURE AND PROFIT TO THE JUDICIOUS READER. Second alternate title: JOHN TRAPP'S COMMENTARY ON THE WHOLE BIBLE, 1650, 1865-1868 EDITION, PROVERBS TO DANIEL, volume 3 of 5. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Indexed.

    Udall, John, A Commentary Upon the Lamentations of Jeremiah, 1637. Alternate title: A COMMENTARY UPON THE LAMENTATIONS OF JEREMIAH, WHEREIN ARE CONTAINED; FIRST THE METHOD AND ORDER OF EVERY CHAPTER LAID OPEN IN SEVERAL TABLES, THEN A LITERAL INTERPRETATION OF THE TEXT OUT OF THE HEBREW, WITH A PARAPHRASICAL EXPOSITION OF THE SENSE THEREOF . . . AFTERWARD, A COLLECTION OF DIVERS DOCTRINES, GATHERED SOMETIMES OUT OF A WHOLE VERSE IN GENERAL, OR FROM THE COHERENCE OF THE TEXT, AND SOMETIMES OUT OF THE PARTICULAR WORDS OF THE SAME, WITH EXAMPLES, NOW AND THEN, SHEWING HOW THE SAME DOCTRINES HAVE BEEN VERIFIED IN EXPERIENCE; MOREOVER, THE REASON AND PROOF OF EVERY DOCTRINE, AND LASTLY, THE PARTICULAR USE THAT ARE TO BE MADE OF THEM FOR THE EDIFICATION OF THE CHURCH OF GOD.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Ezekiel and Daniel

    See the Theological Notes, "The Glory of God," at Ezekiel 1:28 in The Reformation Study Bible.

    See the Theological Notes, "God Reigns: Divine Sovereignty," at Daniel 4:34 in The Reformation Study Bible.

    Boice, James M., Daniel: An Expositional Commentary, ISBN: 031021601X 9780310216018.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Calvin's Commentaries. 22 volumes. A Christian classic.
    THE EPISTLE OF THE APOSTLE PAUL TO THE ROMANS is Paul's most comprehensive statement of the Gospel.
    ROMANS is also the key to understanding all Scripture. It unites the various themes of the Bible.
    "No doubt the Epistle next in importance to that to the Romans is this to the Hebrews." -- the translator of Calvin's Commentary on Hebrews
    "I know of no man since the Apostles' days whom I value and honor more than Calvin, and whose judgment in all things, one with another, I more esteem and come nearer to." -- Richard Baxter
    "Of all commentators I believe Calvin to be the most candid. . . . He was no trimmer and pruner of texts. He gave their meaning as far as he knew it." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "A large volume could not contain all that has been written in praise of Calvin's commentaries, by men of all theological persuasions. Anyone who neglects consulting Calvin is going to be the poorer for their neglect." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    It is recommended that CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES be used for daily devotions.
    Calvin's Commentaries at BibleStudyGuide.org
    http://www.biblestudyguide.org/comment/calvin/comm_index.htm
    Calvin's Commentaries, complete
    From the Calvin Translation Society edition.
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/commentaries.i.html
    Monergism: Commentaries
    From Mongergism.com search "commentaries."
    http://www.monergism.com

    Calvin, John (Jean, 1509-1564), Commentaries on the First Twenty Chapters of the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (1849), volume 1 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/commentariesonez01calvuoft
    Calvin, John (Jean, 1509-1564), Commentaries on the First Twenty Chapters of the Book of the Prophet Ezekiel (1849), volume 2 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/commentariesonez02calvuoft

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Daniel, ISBN: 0851510922 9780851510927.
    "This edition, from the Calvin Translation Society edition of 1852-1853, is one of the greatest writings to come from Calvin's pen." -- GCB

    Calvin, John (1509-1564), The Rise of the Papacy with Proof from Daniel and Paul That the Pope is Antichrist. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #14.
    This is Book 4, Chapter 7 out of the Beveridge edition of CALVIN'S INSTITUTES.
    "It shows how 'the Papacy appeared complete in all its parts, the seat of Antichrist.' Rome's impiety, execrable tyranny, and wickedness is also clearly portrayed, in a most pointed manner, by the pen of the great Reformer." -- Publisher

    Elliott, E.B., Horae Apocalypticae; or, A Commentary on the Apocalypse, Critical and Historical; Including Also an Examination of the Chief Prophecies of Daniel (1862, 4 volumes). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #13 and #14.
    " 'The title continues: "Illustrated by an Apocalyptic Chart, and Engravings from Medals and Other Extant Monuments of Antiquity. With Appendices: Containing, Besides Other matters, A Sketch of the History of Apocalyptic Interpretation, Critical Reviews of the Chief Apocalyptic Counter-Schemes, and Indices.'
    "This four volume set is respected by many as a scholarly work on eschatology. It will be especially valuable in our day as it absolutely destroys the Jesuit inspired preterist system by conclusively proving a late date for the writing of the book of Revelation. Elliott also demonstrates the impossibility of the futurist system, which, like preterism, was also concocted (as a system), by the Jesuits to counteract the classic Reformation eschatology called historicism. That this is no small issue is clear, as Kevin Reed exhibits (in his book review titled 'The Ecclesiology of John Foxe: A book review by Kevin Reed of John Foxe and the Elizabethan Church' by V. Norskov Olsen [Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973]), by citing Olsen when he writes,

    The Counter Reformation is generally considered to have three aspects: the Jesuits, the Inquisition, and the Council of Trent. In view of the significance of the Protestant apocalyptic interpretation of history which prophetically pinpointed step by step the events covering the whole Christian era from the beginning to the end, it seems justifiable to suggest a fourth aspect, namely the praeteristic and futuristic interpretations launched by Catholic expositors as a counterattack. (p. 47)
    "All the major Reformers and all the major Reformation creeds and confessions adopted the historicist position -- and it is this position that Elliott so skillfully defends.
    "Sadly, one major warning needs to be given about this book. However valuable the contents are as a defense of historicism (and the late date of the book of Revelation), the author adopted the premillennial heresy (meaning a destructive heresy and not necessarily a damnable heresy; see George Gillespie's Truth and Heresy, free at: http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/TruthHer.htm, for more on the distinction between destructive and damnable heresies), and thus marred an otherwise useful work when he promotes these views. 2611 pages, with a 29 page index.
    "The Counter Reformation (had -- RB) . . . three aspects: the Jesuits, the Inquisition, and the Council of Trent. In view of . . . Protestant apocalyptic interpretation . . . (i.e. historicism -- RB), it seems justifiable to suggest a fourth, . . . the preteristic and futuristic interpretations launched by Catholic expositors as a counterattack." -- Publisher
    Preterism Refuted (1 of 3)
    Historic Reformation Eschatology by E.B. Elliott, David Steele, Alexander M'Leod et al.
    "Contains all of the sections from Elliott's classic HORAE APOCALYPTICAE, and five other selections which directly refute (Jesuit inspired), preterism. This set also shows why it is Scripturally impossible for Nero to be the antichrist, while taking a few passing shots a futurism too. Refutes modern Preterists like Gentry, DeMar, and other Reconstructionists too." -- Publisher
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=124029164
    Preterism Refuted (2 of 3)
    Historic Reformation Eschatology by E.B. Elliott, David Steele, et al.
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=12402203052
    Preterism Refuted (3 of 3)
    "Historic Reformation Eschatology by E.B. Elliott by E.B. Elliott, David Steele, et al.
    "If I'd had access to this information before I became a Preterist as a young Christian I doubt that I would have ever embraced this erroneous, Jesuit-inspired, reformation-denying heresy -- I can only thank God that He has now led me to the eschatology of the Scriptures and of our Reformed forefathers (i.e. Historicism)." -- Reg Barrow
    Reformed forefathers (i.e. Historicism)'
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=12502152114
    Preterism Refuted (1-3), a set of 3 audio files. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Also available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #14.

    *Fairbairn, Patrick (1805-1874), An Exposition of Ezekiel, 504 pages. Alternate title: EZEKIEL AND THE BOOK OF HIS PROPHECY. Available (WORKS OF PATRICK FAIRBAIRN), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "This exposition . . . has gained for its author a high place among elucidators of difficult part of Scripture. Dr. Fairbairn has a cool judgment and a warm heart; he has cast much light on Ezekiel's wheels, and has evidently felt the touch of the live coal, which is better still." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    Fairbairn, Patrick (1805-1874), Ezekiel and the Book of his Prophecy: An Exposition (1855)
    http://archive.org/details/ezekielbookofhis00fairrich

    Greenhill, William (1591-1671), An Exposition Continued Upon the Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth, and Thirteenth Chapters of the Prophet Ezekiel, With useful observations thereupon. Delivered in several lectures in London, by William Greenhill.

    Greenhill, William (1591-1671), and James Sherman, An Exposition of the Prophet Ezekiel: With Useful Observations Thereupon. [Ezekiel 1 -- Ezekiel 13]. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Greenhill, William (1591-1671), An Exposition of the Prophet Ezekiel: With Useful Observations Thereupon Delivered in Several Lectures in London (1863)
    http://archive.org/details/anexpositionofth00greeuoft

    Joye, George, Philipp Melanchthon, and Reformator Humanist, The Exposycion of Daniel the Prophete: a Prophecye Diligentely to be Noted of al Emperours and Kinges, in These Laste Dayes.

    Lee, Francis Nigel, Prophecy Fulfillment in Daniel 1-7 (Prophecy Fulfillment and Postmillennialism Series 7/12), an MP3 file [audio file]. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Lee, Francis Nigel, Prophecy Fulfillment in Daniel 8-12 (Prophecy Fulfillment and Postmillennialism Series 8/12), an MP3 file [audio file]. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Mede, Joseph, Daniel's Weeks, An Interpretation of Part of the Prophecy of Daniel, 1643. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    More, Henry, A Plain Exposition of the Several Prophesies of Daniel. Alternate title: A PLAIN AND CONTINUED EXPOSITION OF THE SEVERAL PROPHECIES OR DIVINE VISIONS OF THE PROPHET DANIEL, WHICH HAVE OR MAY CONCERN THE PEOPLE OF GOD, WHETHER JEW OR CHRISTIAN, WHEREUNTO IS ANNEXED A THREEFOLD APPENDAGE TOUCHING THREE MAIN POINTS, THE FIRST RELATING TO DANIEL, THE OTHER TWO TO THE APOCALYPSE, 1681. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Newton, Isaac, Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel (1831). Alternate title: OBSERVATIONS UPON THE PROPHECIES OF DANIEL AND THE APOCALYPSE OF ST. JOHN. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #14.

    Pusey, E.B., Daniel the Prophet, Nine Lectures Delivered in the Divinity School of the University of Oxford with Copious Notes, 519 pages.

    *Rushdoony, R.J., Thy Kingdom Come: Studies in Daniel and Revelation.

    *Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), The Glory, Majesty, Dominion and Power of Jesus Christ, 1643. Alternate title: A SERMON PREACHED TO THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF COMMONS: AT THEIR LATE SOLEMNE FAST, WEDNESDAY, JANU. 31. 1643. BY SAMUEL RUTHERFURD, PROFESSOR OF DIVINITIE IN THE UNIVERSITIE OF ST. ANDREWS. PUBLISHED BY ORDER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS. [Daniel 6:26], 1644. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available [THE GLORY, MAJESTY, DOMINION AND POWER OF JESUS CHRIST, 1643] on Reformation Bookshelf CD #9, #25, and #29.
    "Here Rutherford covers a wide range of topics including Christ's kingship and dominion over civil governments, what lawful power (civil and ecclesiastical), is, God's providence, suffering (especially among those covenanted to Him), the oppression and martyrdom of the saints, the wrath of God, apologetics, the fear of God, the visible church, assurance and the weak believer, the free offer of the Gospel, the sovereignty of God, antinomianism, Arminianism, and much more. However, whatever the subject, Rutherford can be found focusing on and exalting the Lord Jesus Christ and His truth in a way that few others have been granted the ability to do -- notwithstanding the fact that he himself wrote, 'I have neither tongue nor pen to express to you the happiness of such as are in Christ.' (Letters of Samuel Rutherford, p. 47). Classic Rutherford, preached before some of the most powerful civil leaders of his day!" -- Publisher
    "It hath been the sin of this Land, that when Episcopacy, Anti-Christian Ceremonies, Superstition, and Will-worship were enjoined by Law, to pleasure an earthly King, you willingly followed after the command, against the direction of the King of Kings: and now hath the Lord delivered the people of the Land into the hand of their KING. And for this the Sword of the Lord hath gone through the Land." -- Samuel Rutherford

    Stacy, James, Hand-book of Prophecy, Containing a Brief Outline of the Prophecies of Daniel and John, Together With a Critical Essay on the Second Advent, 149 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #13.
    "A historicist postmillennial work, by a Presbyterian, written in the early twentieth century, which proposes to give 'a brief outline of the prophecies of John, as set forth in the book of Revelation, and as usually held by leading interpreters.' A short section is also dedicated to expounding the major images found in the book of Daniel. Includes helpful charts, tables and diagrams and compares some of the major differences between systems of eschatology. One of the best shorter introductions to the Reformation view of the 'last things'."

    Stuart, Moses, A Commentary on the Book of Daniel, 512 pages, ISBN: 1425556914.

    Trapp, John, A Commentary or Exposition Upon These Following Books of Holy Scripture: Proverbs of Solomon, Ecclesiastes, the Song of Songs, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and Daniel: Being a Third Volume of Annotations Upon the Whole Bible. Alternate title: A COMMENTARY UPON THE BOOKS OF PROVERBS, ECCLESIASTES, AND THE SONG OF SONGS, ISAIAH, JEREMIAH, LAMENTATIONS, EZEKIEL, AND DANIEL WHEREIN THE TEXT IS EXPLAINED, SOME CONTROVERSIES ARE DISCUSSED, DIVERS COMMON-PLACES ARE HANDLED, AND MANY REMARKABLE MATTERS HINTED, THAT HAD BY FORMER INTERPRETERS BEEN PRETERMITTED, BESIDES SUNDRY OTHER TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE (WHICH OCCASIONALLY OCCUR), ARE FULLY OPENED, AND THE WHOLE SO INTERMIXED WITH PERTINENT HISTORIES, AS WILL YIELD BOTH PLEASURE AND PROFIT TO THE JUDICIOUS READER. Second alternate title: JOHN TRAPP'S COMMENTARY ON THE WHOLE BIBLE, 1650, 1865-1868 EDITION, PROVERBS TO DANIEL, volume 3 of 5. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Indexed.

    Willet, Andrew, Hexapla in Danielem. Alternate title: HEXAPLA IN DANIELEM, THAT IS A SIXFOLD COMMENTARY UPON THE MOST DIVINE PROPHECY OF DANIEL, WHEREIN ACCORDING TO THE METHOD PROPOUNDED IN HEXAPLA UPON GENESIS AND EXODUS, SIX THINGS ARE OBSERVED UPON EVERY CHAPTER. 1. THE ARGUMENT AND METHOD 2. THE DIVERS READINGS 3. THE QUESTIONS DISCUSSED 4. DOCTRINES NOTED 5. CONTROVERSIES HANDLED. 6. MORAL OBSERVATIONS APPLIED. WHEREIN MANY OBSCURE VISIONS AND DIVINE PROPHECIES ARE OPENED AND DIFFICULT QUESTIONS HANDLED WITH GREAT BREVITY, PERSPICUITY, AND VARIETY, WHICH ARE SUMMED TO THE NUMBER OF 536, BESIDES THE CONTROVERSIES 134 IN THE TABLE, IN THE END OF THE BOOK, AND THE BEST INTERPRETERS, BOTH OLD AND NEW ARE THEREIN ABRIDGED. DIVIDED INTO TWO BOOKS, THE FIRST CONTAINING THE HISTORICAL PART OF THIS PROPHECY, IN THE FIRST CHAPTERS, THE PROPHETICAL IN THE SIX LAST, 1610.

    Wright, Charles H., Studies in Daniel's Prophecy, ISBN: 0865241627 9780865241626.

    Young, Edward J., The Prophecy of Daniel: A Commentary.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    The Minor Prophets: Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum,
    Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi

    My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
    As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame. They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity. And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings. For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD. Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.
    (Hosea 4:6-11)

    *Burn, Samuel C., The Prophet Jonah, ISBN: 086524071X 9780865240711.
    "All things considered, this is one of the best expositions on this Old Testament book for the preacher." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Burroughs, Jeremiah (1599-1646), Hosea. A Christian classic. Available (AN EXPOSITION OF THE PROPHECY OF HOSEA, 1643, 1843 edition, exposition completed by Hall and Reynolds, revised and corrected by James Sherman. This seems to be the preferred edition, along with modern reprints of the same -- compiler), on the Puritan Hard.
    "Burroughs' style in this long work will seem to be breaking fresh ground, for he is constantly doing what modern writers on Holy Scripture fail to do -- that is, drawing out truths about God's will, work, and ways with us humans that will enable us to discern, if we are willing to do so, how he regards our nation and our churches today, and how we should deal with him in light of the way we may expect him to deal with us. In fact, however, Burroughs represents an older, wiser, and more fruitful type of Bible teaching with which the modern church, conservative, no less than liberal, is for the moment largely out of touch. We are the eccentrics; Burroughs is the main stream. Let us be clear about that! . . . What, finally, may the late twentieth-century reader expect to gain from the major investment of time and effort that is involved in working through Hosea? He will learn about God, and God's ways; much about personal godliness, and the many-sided concern for holiness, peace, and love, that should always mark the godly; much about things to hope for, and pray for; much about dangers to watch against, forms of spiritual ill-health to learn to recognize, and in general principles for taking stock of his own Christian life, and that of the church and community to which he belongs. These are matters of unchanging truth, on which it is not at all incongruous for seventeenth-century masters to instruct us, their twentieth-century pupils. No doubt the historical exegesis of Hosea has gone further during the past 350 years than Burroughs was able to take it, but whether theological understanding of the God of Hosea has advanced beyond what we find in Burroughs -- whether, indeed, we are as well acquainted with the God of Hosea as Burroughs was -- is another question entirely. I find in Burroughs any number of precious truths that without him I might well have missed, and I want others to be enriched as I have been. I count it, therefore, a great and happy privilege to commend this new edition to today's Christian readers. Burrow into Burroughs! You will profit enormously." -- J.I. Packer
    "Cotton Mather's assessment, that these sermons [Caryl on Job], belong alongside Greenhill on Ezekiel, Burroughs on Hosea, Owen on Hebrews, and Manton on James, can still be made." -- Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas, professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary
    Burroughs, Jeremiah (1599-1646), An Exposition of the Prophesie of Hosea, Begun in Divers Lectures, Upon the First Three Chapters, at Michaels, Cornhill, London (1643)
    http://archive.org/details/expositionofprop00burr

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Commentaries of the Minor Prophets, 5 volumes, ISBN: 0851514774 9780851514772.
    "Not only superior to any that preceded it, but it has continued ever since, and continues to this day, to be regarded by all competent judges as a work of the highest value." -- William Cunningham
    "Calvin's work stands out as honest, sensible, and full of evangelical warmth. He opens up the rich contents to our hearts and minds. These are not relics of the past, but priceless jewels to be enjoyed even more as they are compared to others, and found rare prizes." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    Calvin's Commentary on Hosea
    http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/m.sion/calvhose.htm

    Hutcheson, George (1615-1674), A Brief Exposition of the Prophecies of Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah. By George Hutcheson minister at Edinburgh, 1654.

    *Kirk, Thomas, Jonah: His Life and Mission, ISBN: 086524166X 9780865241664,
    "It is difficult to think of any devout Bible student failing to receive blessing from a perusal of this fine work. In these pages we are introduced to new insights and brought into a new relationship with God the Father. We also come to understand more clearly the Lord's hand on our lives. This is not a book for academicians but rather for humble, devout believers who wish to learn the secret of God's grace toward them as well as the path of blessing." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Leggett, Donald A., Loving God and Disturbing Men: Preaching From the Prophets, ISBN: 0801056608 9780801056604.
    "This is an excellent resource for preachers and teachers that provides a balance between technical, scholarly commentaries and popular devotional works. The author show the relevance of the prophet for the contemporary church and its ministry." -- GCB

    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), From Fear to Faith, ISBN: 0851116906 9780851116907.
    "Expounds most helpfully the message of the prophet Habakkuk for our time." -- William J. Grier

    *Maier, Walter A., The Book of Nahum.
    "A lengthy, critical commentary in which every word of each verse is evaluated and expounded in light of the theme of the book. Very extensive." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Marbury, Edward, Obadiah and Habakkuk.
    "Here Marbury holds the field among old English authors, and he does so worthily. There is about him a vigorous, earnest freshness which makes his pages glow." -- C.H. Spurgeon

    *Martin, Hugh, The Prophet Jonah: His Character and Mission to Nineveh.
    "A first-class exposition of Jonah. No one who has it will need any other. It is not a small treatise, as most of the Jonah books are; but it contains 460 pages, all rich with good matter. It is out of print, and out to be republished. What are publishers at to let such a book slip out of the market?" -- C.H. Spurgeon

    Mauro, Philip, The Last Call to the Godly Remnant: A Study of the Five Messages of Haggai.

    Moore, Thomas V., A Commentary on Haggai, Zechariah and Malachi, 1856, ISBN: 0851516661 9780851516660. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Calvinistic and postmillennial -- in Puritan style! It is said that 'Moore inherited much of the exegetical powers of Dr. J.A. Alexander -- his tutor at Princeton Theological Seminary.' C.H. Spurgeon summarized the value of Moore's work in the highest terms, 'A capital book,' he wrote, 'most useful to Ministers'." -- Publisher

    *Motyer, John A., The Message of Amos: The Day of the Lion, ISBN: 0877842833 9780877842835 0851107311 9780851107318.
    "This commentary is one of the best on this book. Over 200 pages long the author is conversant with both the Old and New Testaments. While this commentary is written in a popular style, it is neither sketchy nor too brief. The interpretation is sound and helpful." -- GCB
    "Relates the message of this Old Testament prophet to the needs of the present day."

    *Orelli, Hans Conrad von, The Twelve Minor Prophets.
    "Another valuable reprint in the Limited Classical Reprint Library. Ably expounds the teaching of these prophetic writings and provides valuable historical and linguistic data." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Robertson, Palmer O., Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah, ISBN: 0802823742 9780802823748 080282532X 9780802825322.
    "This is the newest addition to the New International Commentary on the Old Testament (NICOT), Tremper Longman III says, 'The minor prophets have been a long-neglected part of the Old Testament canon: few commentaries of significant length adequately cover these exciting books. Now O. Palmer Robertson has partially remedied that situation by producing an outstanding volume that treats three of the lesser-known prophecies. He writes in a clear style with an emphasis on the right theological meaning of these prophets and with a pastor's insight regarding their relevance to Christians today'." -- GCB

    Sclater, William, A Brief and Plain Commentary With Notes: Not more useful, than seasonable, upon the Whole Prophecy of Malachi, delivered sermon-wise, divers years since at Pitmister, in Summerset, 1650. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Stock, Richard, Samuel Torshell, Richard Bernard, and Thomas Fuller (1608-1661), A Commentary Upon the Prophecy of Malachi, 3 volumes.

    *Tatford, Fredrick A., The Minor Prophets, 3 volumes.
    "A masterful exposition ably blending historical facts with a pleasing contemporary application. Worthy of serious consideration." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Trapp, John, Commentary on Hosea to Malachi, Volume 4 of 5, 1654, 1865-1868 edition. Alternate title: A COMMENTARY, OR EXPOSITION UPON THE 12 MINOR PROPHETS (HOSEA, JOEL, AMOS, OBADIAH, JONAH, MICAH, NAHUM, HABAKKUK, ZEPHANIAH, HAGGAI, ZECHARIAH, AND MALACHI), WHEREIN THE TEXT IS EXPLAINED, SOME CONTROVERSIES ARE DISCUSSED, SUNDRY CASES OF CONSCIENCE ARE CLEARED, AND MANY REMARKABLE MATTERS HINTED, THAT HAD BY FORMER INTERPRETERS BEEN PRETERMITTED. HEREUNTO IS ADDED A TREATISE CALLED, 'THE RIGHTEOUS MAN'S RECOMPENSE -- A TRUE CHRISTIAN CHARACTERIZED AND ENCOURAGED, OUT OF MALACHI 3:16-18,' AS WELL AS 'THEOLOGICIA THEOLOGIAE: THE TRUE TREASURE. A TREASURY OF THE HOLY TRUTHS TOUCHING GOD'S WORD, AND GOD THE WORD. DIGGED UP AND DRAWN OUT OF THAT INCOMPARABLE MINE OF UNSEARCHABLE MYSTERY, HEBREW 1:1-3.' IN ALL WHICH DIVERSE TEXTS OF SCRIPTURE WHICH OCCASIONALLY OCCUR, ARE FULLY OPENED, AND THE WHOLE SO INTERMIXED WITH PERTINENT HISTORIES, AS WILL YIELD BOTH PLEASURE AND PROFIT TO THE JUDICIOUS READER. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    The New Testament

    See "Characteristics and Themes" in the introduction to each book of the Bible in The Reformation Study Bible for a brief summary of the message of the book.

    Machen, J. Gresham, and W. John Cook (editor), The New Testament: An Introduction to its Literature and History, ISBN: 0851512402 9780851512402.
    "Contains brief chapters covering six major sections: The Historical Background of Christianity; The Early History; Christianity Established Among the Gentiles; The Principles and Practice of the Gospel; The Presentation and Defense of Christianity; and, The Apostolic Church and the Church Today." -- GCB

    *Scroggie, William G., Guide to the Gospels, ISBN: 9780825439049 0825439043.
    "Worth an entire shelf of books on the same subject." -- GCB

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Matthew

    Adams, Jay E., The Gospels of Matthew and Mark, ISBN: 1889032123 9781889032122.

    Broadus, John Albert (1827-1825), Commentary on Matthew, ISBN: 0825422841 9780825422843 0825422833 9780825422836.
    "Broadus (1827-1825), offers a balanced commentary which contains a straightforward exegesis of the text. In addition, a gold mine of practical insights will provide the reader with a deeper understanding and application of this 'Gospel of the King'." -- GCB

    Carson, Donald A., When Jesus Confronts the World: An Exposition of Matthew 8-10, ISBN: 0801025222 9780801025228

    *Dickson, David, A Brief Exposition of the Evangel of Jesus Christ According to Matthew, ISBN: 0851513190 9780851513195. Alternate title: MATTHEW.
    "A perfect gem. The work is, to men of our school, more suggestive than . . . almost any other we have met with. Dickson delights you with his revelations of the Divine purposes as exposed by Matthew."

    France, Richard Thomas, Randolph Vincent Greenwood Tasker, and Leon Morris, The Gospel According to Matthew: An Introduction and Commentary, ISBN: 0851118704 9780851118703 0802800637 9780802800633.
    "An excellent commentary of over 400 pages. A scholar has written a commentary for the layman that can actually be understood! Probably the best in its class. Highly recommended." -- GCB

    *Pink, Arthur W. (1886-1952), The Sermon on the Mount, ISBN: 0801070759 9780801070754. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Important book by modern-day Puritan, Arthur W. Pink (1886-1952), is now available in paperback." -- GCB
    "A thorough exposition containing an abundance of practical material." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "There are things in this book which are in no other, so it is important to anyone's understanding of the Sermon on the Mount." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    Ridderbos, Herman N., Matthew, ISBN: 0310424402 9780310424406.
    "This is the first New Testament volume in this outstanding series. Ever since its first publication in Dutch, this commentary on Matthew has been considered one of the finest. This Korte Veklaring series on the entire Bible represents the best in conservative continental Reformed scholarship." -- GCB

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), The Gospel of the Kingdom: A Popular Exposition of the Gospel According to Matthew.
    "First published in 1893, this devotional exposition contains fervent and practical admonitions based on the text." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Spurgeon, C.H., The Gospel of the Kingdom. A Popular Exposition of the Gospel According to Matthew (1893)
    http://archive.org/details/cu31924029340720

    *Wagner, Gunter (editor), An Exegetical Bibliography of the New Testament: Matthew and Mark, ISBN: 0865540136 9780865540132.
    "A work of immense value. Originally published by off-set printing from cards, this work now has the type completely reset. It contains information found in books and 248 journal articles covering every verse in these two Gospels. A most important resource tool." -- Cyril J. Barber

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    The Sermon on the Mount

    See "The Sermon on the Mount" at:
    Chapter 2 (part 1): "Biblical Counsel"
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr2cha.html



    Mark

    Adams, Jay E., The Gospels of Matthew and Mark, ISBN: 1889032123 9781889032122.

    *Alexander, Joseph A., Commentary on Mark. A Christian classic.
    "Alexander expounds Mark as an independent record, and does not constantly tell us to see Matthew and Luke. Hence the book is complete in itself, and the author's learning and care have made it invaluable." -- C.H. Spurgeon

    France, R.T., Divine Government: God's Kingship in the Gospel of Mark, ISBN: 0281044716 9780281044719. Alternate title: DIVINE GOVERNMENT: THE KINGSHIP OF GOD IN THE GOSPEL OF MARK.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Luke

    Adams, Jay E., The Gospel of Luke, ISBN: 1889032093 9781889032092.

    *Godet, Frederic Louis (1812-1900), A Commentary on the Gospel of St. Luke.
    "Originally published in two volumes in 1870. An exhaustive, technical commentary that ably defends the cardinal doctrines of the Christian faith while expounding the text. Deserves a place on the shelf of every pastor." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Morris, Leon, Luke, ISBN: 0851118720 9780851118727 0802804195 9780802804198.
    "Almost 300 pages of exposition. A handy and helpful volume." -- Cyril J. Barber

    North, Gary, Treasure and Dominion: An Economic Commentary on Luke.
    "This judicial schizophrenia of modern Christians has led to their political and cultural paralysis. Their paralysis has led either to their persecution or their marginalization politically. In the case of marginalization, most of them have praised the result.
    "In Luke's Gospel, Jesus is most adamant about the dangers of riches. If long-term economic growth is the supreme evidence of God's common grace in modern history, as free market economists would insist that it is if they believed in either God or common grace, then why does the Gospel of Luke display such hostility to riches? I do my best to answer this question in this commentary. -- Preface
    http://www.garynorth.com/public/467.cfm

    Van Doren, W.H., A Suggestive Commentary on St. Luke: With Critical and Homiletical Notes, 2 volumes.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    John

    Adams, Jay E., The Gospel of John and Letters of John [1 John; 2 John; 3 John] and Jesus, [John; 1 John; 2 John; 3 John] ISBN: 1889032085 9781889032085.

    *Augustine, Aurelius, and Marcus Dods (translator), Lectures on the Gospel of John, 1873, 2 volumes. Alternate title: LECTURES OR TRACTATES ON THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. JOHN. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "One of the greatest church fathers, Darling writes that Augustine's works 'discover a vast extent of genius, great accuracy and penetration, accompanied with much force and energy.' (Cylopaedia Bibliographica, p. 134). This set on John covers a vast number of topics including comments on the sweetness of knowing Christ, Satan's judgement, the Father seen in Christ, sanctification in the truth, the joy of the Lord, Christ before Pilate, the Arian and Sabellian heresies, the cross of Christ, how men become sons of God, the sin of rebaptizing, standards for ministers, Christ clearing the temple, the Bride of Christ, Judas, Christ's equality with God the Father, the last judgment, the Christian's use of his mind, Christ rebuking unbelief, the Donatists, how Jesus baptized, faith, the will, service, the law, abiding in the Father's love, and much more. 1038 pages." -- Publisher

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Discourses and Sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ, 3 volumes, ISBN: 0851515819 (one ISBN for the set of 3 volumes). A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Spurgeon says of this great commentary: 'Of the noblest order of exposition. Procure it.' Elsewhere in COMMENTING AND COMMENTARIES, he wrote, 'Dr. Brown's work must be placed among the first of the first-class. He is a great expositor.' Again, 'Brown is a modern Puritan. All his expositions are of the utmost value.'
    "These volumes cover much of the Gospel of John, plus many portions of the other three Gospels. In them he reveals his encyclopedic mind, and a profound regard for the Bible and the very Word of God. In addition, it is seen why it was said that he had the best clerical library in the whole nation of Scotland.
    "There is little doubt in the mind of this reviewer that any reader of these volumes will become possessor of myriads of new insights into the Scriptures, and what they reveal of our God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It is indispensable to the student of the Gospels." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "Based upon the revised and enlarged edition of 1852. Rich in thought. Pastors will appreciate the writer's application of spiritual truths to the needs of men and women." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Recommended for daily devotions, as are all the books in the listing of "Books Considered to be Among the ten Greatest in the English Language."
    Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Discourses and Sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ: Illustrated in a Series of Expositions, 1854, volume 1 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/discoursessaying01brow
    Brown, Discourses and Sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ, volume 2 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/discoursessaying02brow
    Discourses and Sayings of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Illustrated in a Series of Expositions. . . . by John Brown, published 1856 [Complete in 2 volumes. New York: Robert Carter and Brothers], original from the University of Michigan, digitized Feb. 17, 2006.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=SZl9u8v0Yi8C&dq=Discourses+and+Sayings+of+Our+Lord+Jesus+Christ&ie=ISO-8859-1&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0
    This University of Michigan digitized edition, that appears in Google Books, is available in paper from two publishers: (Gardners Books, 2006), and (Hard Press, November 26, 2007).
    Both volume are "produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library's preservation reformatting program." -- Publisher

    *Candlish, Robert S., The First Epistle of John (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1979, 1877). A Christian classic.
    "We set great store by these lectures. A man hardly needs anything beyond Candlish. He is devout, candid, prudent, and forcible." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "Expository messages presenting a moving portrait of Christ and the believer's relationship to Him. A product of the times, these studies vigorously attack Roman Catholicism and warn against apostasy. First published in 1877." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Chrysostom and Phillip Schaff (editor), Saint Chrysostom: Homilies on the Gospel of St. John and the Epistle to the Hebrews, ISBN: 1565631153 9781565631151.

    *Godet, Frederic L. (1812-1900), Commentary on John's Gospel (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1978).
    "One of the finest expositions of John's Gospel ever produced. No preacher should be without it." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Godet, Frederic (1812-1900), Commentary on the Gospel of St. John (1879), volume 1 of 3.
    http://archive.org/details/commentaryongos01godeuoft
    Godet, Frederic, Commentary on the Gospel of St. John, volume 2 of 3.
    http://archive.org/details/commentaryongos02godeuoft
    Godet, Frederic, Commentary on the Gospel of St. John, volume 3 of 3.
    http://archive.org/details/commentaryongos03godeuoft

    *Hengstenberg, Ernst W., Commentary on the Gospel of St. John, 2 volumes, ISBN: 0865240477 9780865240476. Available (WORKS OF E.W. HENGSTENBERG), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "This study, by the same person who gave us his now-famous CHRISTOLOGY OF THE OLD TESTAMENT, is rich in insights and treats with rare piety the life and labors of Christ. Recommended." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Hutcheson, George (1626-1674), The Gospel of John, ISBN: 0851511554 9780851511559.
    "Excellent, beyond all praise. It is a full-stored treasury of sound theology, holy thought, and marrowy doctrine." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "Hutcheson, 1626-1674, was a great Puritan preacher whose works are just about the most helpful a preacher can buy. He is excellent at distilling the text and provides the reader with the essence of the passages' meaning." -- GCB

    *Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), An Exposition of John 17. Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #4 and #5.
    "A deep, rich, and full exposition by a Puritan divine." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Mills, Watson E. (1979-2001), Bibliographies for Biblical Research / New Testament Series 18: The Letters of John, ISBN: 0773424717 9780773424715 077349345X 9780773493452.
    Apparently MIlls compiled a research bibliography for each book of the Bible.

    *Morgan, James, and Samuel Cox, The Epistles of John, 2 volumes, ISBN: 0865241333 9780865241336.
    "Both highly regarded by C.H. Spurgeon. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Morris, Leon, The Gospel According to John, ISBN: 0802824293 9780802824295.
    "The author of many important and up-to-date New Testament studies, has written a large (950 pages), commentary that you will find very helpful. It is one of the best modern commentaries available." -- GCB

    *Pink, Arthur W. (1886-1952), Exposition of the Gospel of John, 3 volumes.
    "An extensive, enriching devotional study. Ideal for those who intend to preach a series of sermons on this Gospel." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Robertson, Archibald T., The Divinity of Christ in the Gospel of John, ISBN: 1592442382 9781592442386, 172 pages.
    "Thematic studies that survey the manifestation of the Messiah to His people, the growing hatred of the Jews for Jesus, the teaching of Christ in the upper room, the scorn of Christ's enemies, and His vindication." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Rollock, Robert (1555?-1599), Fiue and Twentie Lectures, Vpon the Last Sermon and Conference of our Lord Iesus Christ, With his Disciples Immediately Before his Passion: contained in the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth chapters of the Gospel of Sainct Iohn. As also vpon that most excellent prayer, contained in the seuenteenth chap. of the same Gospel. Preached by the reuerend and faythfull seruant of God, M. Robert Rollok, minister of the Kirke (and rector of the Colledge), of Edinburgh.

    *Ross, Charles, The Inner Sanctuary: An Exposition of John 13-17, ISBN: 68103738. A Christian classic.
    "This exposition of John 13-17 may well be regarded as a classic. First published in 1888." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Tenney, Merrill C., John: The Gospel of Belief: An Analytic Study of the Text, ISBN: 0802832520 9780802832528.
    "This volume is for those who really wish to make a study of John's Gospel, to know the deeper veins of its great message, and to understand more thoroughly the conflict between belief and unbelief." -- Wilbur M. Smith

    Van Doren, W.H., A Suggestive Commentary on St. John: With Critical and Homiletical Notes, 2 volumes.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Acts

    Adams, Jay E., Acts, ISBN: 188903214X 9781889032146.

    *Alexander, Joseph A., Commentary of the Acts of the Apostles, 2 volumes in one. Alternate title: THE ACTS OF THE APOSTLES EXPLAINED.
    "Although Alexander wrote in the 1800's you may not find anything that is better. Some modern writers such as Lenski will certainly offer help but for the basic understanding of Acts, Alexander is by far the best. Alexander is one of the greatest theologians that this country has ever produced." -- GCB

    Blaiklock, E.M., The Acts of the Apostles: An Historical Commentary.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Romans

    Adams, Jay E., Romans, I and II [Romans 1; Romans 2] Thessalonians I and II [1 Thessalonians; 2 Thessalonians], and Philippians, ISBN: 0964355663 9780964355668.

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Analytical Exposition of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans. Alternate title: AN EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE ROMANS, WITH LARGE PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS; DELIVERED IN SEVERAL LECTURES. BY . . . MR. JOHN BROWN, . . . CAREFULLY PRINTED FROM THE AUTHOR'S OWN MANUSCRIPT, 1766, ISBN: 0801008050 9780801008054.

    *Brown, John (of Wamphray, 1610-1679), An Exposition of the Epistle of Paul to the Romans, With Large Practical Observations; Delivered in Several Lectures, 1766. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "This commentary has been called, 'perhaps the best exposition of the Epistle yet to be found.' (J.W.C., cited in Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 341). Charles Spurgeon comments, 'By a Calvinist of the old school. Heavy, perhaps, but precious.' At the very least it should be considered a classic Covenanter's commentary. John Brown of Wamphray was one of Samuel Rutherford's favorite students. He was ejected in 1662, imprisoned and cruelly treated until he suffered exile to the Netherlands -- all for steadfastly maintaining the principles of the Covenanted Reformation. In fact, A.N. in the preface to this volume notes that, among other things, 'the particular grounds and causes why he was thus inhumanly and barbarously treated, was his strict attachment to, and maintaining the binding force and perpetual obligations of the nation's solemn vows and covenants; his refusing acceptation of the then sinful Indulgences . . . his public and zealous testifying against licentious tolerations,' etc. While in exile he wrote thirteen books. Johnston, TREASURY OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANT, p. 339, notes that Brown 'has been regarded the most important theologian of the second period of Scottish Presbyterianism.' This commentary gives us a good indication as to why Brown is so highly regarded among faithful Calvinists, godly historians and numerous commentators." -- Publisher

    *Calvin, Jean (1509-1564), and John Owen (Vicar of Thrussington, Leicestershire, translator and editor), Commentaries on the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans. Alternate title: COMMENTARIUS IN EPISTOLAM PAULI AD ROMANOS.
    Commentary on Romans, by John Calvin (1509-1564)
    THE EPISTLE OF THE APOSTLE PAUL TO THE ROMANS is Paul's most comprehensive statement of the Gospel.
    ROMANS is also the key to understanding all Scripture. It unites the various themes of the Bible.
    http://www.biblestudyguide.org/comment/calvin/comm_vol38/htm/TOC.htm

    *Candlish, Robert S., Studies in Romans 12: The Christian's Sacrifice and Service of Praise, ISBN: 0825423325 9780825423321.

    *Godet, Frederick L. (1812-1900), Commentary on Romans, ISBN: 0825427150: 9780825427152.
    "This exhaustive and technical commentary provides an excellent treatment of the argument of the epistle. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Haldane, Robert (1764-1842), Commentary on Romans, ISBN: 0851517080. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "This is a solid work on the book of Romans and was previously published by the Banner of Truth in their Geneva series." -- GCB
    "First published between 1835-1839, this Reformed commentary by a Christian layman has enjoyed a wide-spread ministry since its first appearance. The lectures were delivered in Geneva and brought about a genuine movement of the Spirit among theologues who heard them." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans (1874)
    http://archive.org/details/expositionofthee00halduoft

    *Hodge, Charles, Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans.

    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Exposition of Romans, 9 volumes.
    "A superb exposition of the doctrines of the atonement and justification. Here is expository preaching at its best." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "All of L-J's books are from sermons preached in Westminster Chapel, London. He digs deep, and comes up with gems of truth from a wide variety of sources; particularly from the Puritans. His heartwarming applications of the Word of God to the needs of people today will edify all classes of Bible students." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    Various editions of D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones' commentaries on Romans follow.
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Gospel of God (Romans 1), ISBN: 031027950X 9780310279501
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Plight of Man and the Power of God (Romans 1).
    "A powerful application of the second half of the 1st chapter of Romans, originally delivered as addresses to students at the Free Church College, Edinburgh." -- William J. Grier
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Righteous Judgment of God (Romans 2:1 -- 3:20), ISBN: 0851515452 9780851515458.
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Romans: Atonement and Justification: An Exposition of Chapters 3:20 -- 4:35, ISBN: 0310278805 9780310278801.
    "A superb exposition of the doctrines of the atonement and justification. Here is expository preaching at its best." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Assurance (Romans 5).
    "An important companion volume to the writer's study on justification and the atonement. Expounds Paul's teaching on sin and grace, hope and faith, redemption, and glory. The heart-warming application of the Word of God to the needs of people today will edify preachers and laymen alike." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The New Man (Romans 6).
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Law: Its Functions and Limits (Romans 7:1 -- 8:4),
    "This careful and detailed work is an example of expository preaching at its best. Lloyd-Jones' analysis of carnality and spirituality is designed to expose the reason for the former and the way to acquire the latter." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Son of God (Romans 8:5-17).
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Final Perseverance of the Saints (Romans 8:7-39).
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Romans: God's Sovereign Purposes (Chapter 9:1-33), ISBN: 0310275008 9780310275008.
    "Not only an excellent commentary, this book is also a model for good preaching.
    A powerful book, dealing with one of the most misunderstood sections in the Bible." -- GCB
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Romans 10: Saving Faith, ISBN: 0851517374 9780851517377.
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 11, To God's Glory, ISBN: 085151748X 9780851517483.
    Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 12: Christian Conduct, ISBN: 0851517943 9780851517940.
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Romans: An Exposition of Chapter 14:1-17: Liberty and Conscience, ISBN: 0851518494 9780851518497.

    It appears that Lloyd-Jones did not comment on Romans 15 and Romans 16.

    *Luther, Martin (1483-1546), and J.T. Mueller (translator), Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans.
    "A reprint of the 1954 edition, this significant commentary deserves repeated consultation." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "Beyond question, Luther's ROMANS is one of the great books of Christian history . . ." -- Donald Grey Barnhouse
    "One of the best expositions of Romans ever produced. Ably blends the theology of the epistle with rich devotional insights. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), A Second Volume of Sermons Preached by the Late Reverend and Learned Thomas Manton in two Parts: The First containing XXVII sermons on the twenty fifth chapter of St. Matthew [Matthew 25], XLV on the seventeenth chapter of St. John [John 17], and XXIV on the sixth chapter of the Epistle of the Romans [Romans 6]: Part II, Containing XLV Sermons on the eighth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans [Romans 8], and XL on the fifth chapter of the second Epistle to the Corinthians [2 Corinthians 5]: With alphabetical tables to each chapter, of the principal matters therein contained, 1684. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #4, #5.

    *Murray, John (1898-1975), The Epistle of the Romans: The English Text With Introduction, Exposition, and Notes, 2 volumes. A Christian classic.
    "A well balanced, carefully interpretation of the text . . . is altogether satisfying . . . this is exegesis of the highest rank." -- William Hendriksen
    "No commentary in the English language . . . goes beyond this one in thoroughness of research, consistency in theological thought, and in carefulness of exegetical style." -- Lloyd Kalland

    Parr, Elnathan, The Works of that Faithful and Painful Preacher on the Whole Epistle of the Book of Romans, corrected and enlarged by the author's own hand before his death, 1633. Alternate title: THE WORKES OF THAT FAITHFULL AND PAINFULL PREACHER, MR. ELNATHAN PARR, BATCHELOUR IN DIVINITY, LATE MINISTER IN SUFFOLK RUNNING TITLE: AN EXPOSITION UPON THE EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Sclater, William, A Key to the Key of Scripture, or Exposition With Notes, Upon the Epistle to the Romans, the First Three Chapters, 1629. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Twisse, William, A Commentary on Romans Nine. [Romans 9] Available in THE SELECTED WORKS OF WILLIAM TWISSE, 6 volumes. Available (THE WORKS OF WILLIAM TWISSE), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/supralapsarian/twisse_romans09.html

    *Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), All Things for Good: Romans 8:28, A Divine Cordial. Alternate title, A DIVINE CORDIAL in 1663, ISNB: 0851514782 9780851514789. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "I would prescribe them to take, now and then, a little of this Cordial: all things work together for good to them that love God. To know that nothing hurts the godly, is a matter of comfort; but to be assured that all things which fall out shall cooperate for their good, that their crosses shall be turned into blessings, that showers of affliction water the withering root of their grace and make it flourish more; this may fill their hearts with joy till they run over." -- Thomas Watson, from the Preface
    "Thomas Watson of St. Stephen's, Walbrook believed he faced two great difficulties in his pastoral ministry. The first was making the unbeliever sad, in the recognition of his need of God's grace. The second was making the believer joyful in response to God's grace. He believed the answer to the second difficulty could be found in Paul's teaching in Romans 8:28, God works all things together for good for his people.
    "Watson's exposition is always simple, illuminating and rich in practical application. He explains that both the best and the worst experiences work for the good of God's people. He carefully analyses what it means to be someone who 'loves God' and is 'called according to his purpose.' ALL THINGS FOR GOOD provides the biblical answer to the contemporary question: 'Why do bad things happen to good people'?" -- Publisher

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    1 and 2 Corinthians

    Adams, Jay E., I and II Corinthians [1 Corinthians 2 Corinthians], ISBN: 0964355612 9780964355613.

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), The Resurrection of Life: An Exposition of First Corinthians XV [1 Corinthians 15], With a Discourse on Our Lord's Resurrection.
    "John Brown was a Puritan born out of time. He read deeply in all their works, and then transplanted that depth and fervor into his own commentaries. He knew his Bible well, and so unequivocally stated what he saw in each verse of Scripture. This is a unique study of this great chapter, with much rich matter to be added to what one already understands." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Calvin's Commentaries, Volume 20 [Baker Edition]: 1 Corinthians, 2 Corinthians, ISBN: 0801024404.
    "A further example of Calvin's genius appears in these two volumes on Corinthians. He is clear and profound. In the explanation of some passages almost every sentence could be used as the heading for a point in a sermon. The church discipline sections are of real value for pastors." -- GCB

    *Candlish, Robert S., Life in a Risen Saviour: Being Discourses on the Argument of the Fifteenth Chapter of First Corinthians, ISBN: 0825423317 9780825423314. Alternate title: STUDIES IN FIRST CORINTHIANS 15: LIFE IN A RISEN SAVIOUR.
    "Noteworthy for its clarity, careful exposition of the text, and balanced application of the truth of the passage to the life of the believer. Candlish boldly sets forth the Christian's hope, and his material is both helpful and enlightening." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Carson, Donald A., Showing the Spirit: A Theological Exposition of 1 Corinthians 12-14, ISBN: 0801025214 9780801025211.
    "A concluding chapter seeks to relate other passages of Scripture to the conclusions that have been developed from 1 Corinthians 12-14. Carson calls for unleashed power within the constraints of Biblical discipline. Contains a 25-page bibliography, plus subject, name, and Scripture indexes." -- GCB

    Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), First Corinthians: A Contemporary Commentary, ISBN: 094093129X 9780940931299.
    "Clark was an internationally known and admired philosopher, theologian, and educator. He authored more than forty books.
    "As in all of Clark's commentaries, this one is marked by fresh and challenging thinking. Since 1 Corinthians has much to say about the philosophy of natural man, it is a book which allows Clark's extensive knowledge to shine forth. At the outset Clark deplores the fact that God's plain teaching in the first three chapters has not been fully credited by those holding positions as Christian philosophers. He says that it is an evident besetting sin of these that they have allowed 'the current conclusions of science, the arguments of natural theology, the speculations of psychologists and counselor,' etc. to be incorporated into their thinking. He believes much time and effort would be saved every Christian college student if he could but understand what Paul is saying in the first 3 chapters . . ." -- Jay P. Green Sr.

    *Hughes, Philip E., Paul's Second Epistle to the Corinthians; The English Text With Introduction, Exposition and Notes.
    "May well be regarded as the finest conservative exposition of this epistle." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), Simeon Ash (Ashe, d. 1662), and Thomas Manton (1620-1677), A Learned Commentary or Exposition: Upon the First Chapter of the Second Epistle of S. Paul to the Corinthians. Being the substance of many sermons formerly preached at Grayes-Inne, London, by that reverend and judicious divine, Richard Sibbs, D.D. Sometimes Master of Catherine-Hall in Cambridge, and preacher to that honourable society. Published for the publick good and benefit of the Church of Christ. By Tho. Manton, B.D. and preacher of the Gospel at Stoake-Newington, near London, 1655. Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Galatians

    Adams, Jay E., Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, ISBN: 0964355620 9780964355620.

    Barrett, C.K., Freedom and Obligation: A Study of the Epistle to the Galatians, ISBN: 0664246621 9780664246624.
    "Writing clearly and succinctly, Barrett argues that Galatians stands at the heart of the New Testament. He introduces Paul's method of theological reflection and analyzes the dispute about freedom within the early church. . . . ." -- CBD

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Exposition of Galatians. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "AN EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO THE GALATIANS, by the Rev. Dr. Brown, is a work of deep piety, vast learning, unwearied industry, and sound judgment. The author 'has endeavoured to make this exposition at once a readable book for intelligent Christians, though unacquainted with the sacred languages, and a satisfactory statement of the facts and principles on which the exegesis is based, to critical students of the New Testament'." -- William Pringle, translator of Calvin's Commentary on Galatians.
    "His discussion of the fruit of the Spirit and the fruit of the flesh is very useful. And his discourse on faith, and the duties and responsibilities of those who have the faith that works by love is penetrating and inspiring. This does not duplicate Luther. Brown has original ideas you can use." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "A refreshing treatment of Paul's letter that has been called the Charter of Christian Liberty. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Luther, Martin (1483-1546), Commentary on Galatians, English translation by Erasmus Middleton, B.D., edited by John Prince Fallowes, M.A., Pembroke College, Cambridge, ISBN: 0825431247. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "I prefer this book of Martin Luther's (except the Bible), before all the books I have ever seen, as most fit for a wounded soul." -- John Bunyan
    "This is a great, historic work, and is beyond criticism on account of its great usefulness. As a comment its accuracy might be questioned; but for emphatic utterances and clear statements of the great doctrine of the Epistle it remains altogether by itself, and must be judged per se." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "The reissue of a famous series of lectures delivered at Wittenberg University in 1553." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Commentary on Galatians, Martin Luther
    http://archive.org/details/cu31924029294133
    Luther's Commentary on Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that you should not obey the truth. (Galatians 3:1 excerpt), English translation by Erasmus Middleton, B.D., edited by John Prince Fallowes, M.A., Pembroke College, Cambridge
    http://www.lettermen2.com/luther1.html
    Luther's Commentary on Galatians, That He might deliver us from the present evil world. (Galatians 1:4 excerpt), English translation by Erasmus Middleton, B.D., edited by John Prince Fallowes, M.A., Pembroke College, Cambridge
    http://www.lettermen2.com/luther2.html

    *Perkins, William (1558-1602), Gerald T. Sheppard (editor), Brevard S. Childs, John H. Augustine, and Ralph Cudworth, A Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians (1617), ISBN: 0829807861 9780829807868 082980790X 9780829807905. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    " 'Perkins was justly esteemed by his contemporaries as a master in theology. This commentary is deeply theological, and reads like a body of divinity,' writes Spurgeon (Commenting on Commentaries). Darling, in his CYCLOPAEDIA BIBLIOGRAPHICA, (p. 2337), writes, 'A learned and pious Calvinistic divine . . . He excelled in a distinct judgment; a rare dexterity in clearing the obscure subtleties of the schools, and in an easy explication of perplexed subjects. As a preacher, he was greatly admired. Several of his works have been translated in Latin, French, Dutch, and Spanish.' Perkins covers the first five chapters of Galatians in this work, while Cudworth completes the final chapter." -- Publisher
    "The first English expositor and theologian to attain international standing, Perkins (1558-1602), rivaled Luther and Calvin in his influence on 17th century English Protestants and New England colonial Puritans. This facsimile reproduction is presented along with introductory essays." -- GCB

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Ephesians

    Adams, Jay E., Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, ISBN: 0964355620 9780964355620.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Sermons on Ephesians. A Christian classic.
    "The sermons are priceless." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "These also were translated by A. Golding, one who shared completely the spirit and fervor of John Calvin. He loses noting in the translation. These have been very rare, selling for as high as $500.00 when found. You will revel in the closeness they will bring to you as you contemplate Jesus Christ, the One who has made you alive, and has set you in the heavenlies with Him." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), Ephesians.

    Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), Commentary on Paul's Letters, ISBN: 1891777106 9781891777103 1891777114 9781891777110. Alternate title: COMMENTARIES ON PAUL'S LETTERS: EPHESIANS, COLOSSIANS, FIRST AND SECOND THESSALONIANS. Found in THE WORKS OF GORDON HADDON CLARK, Volume 12.

    *Gurnall, William (1617-1679), and John Charles Ryle (contributor), The Christian in Complete Armor: A Treatise of the Saint's War Against the Devil, complete and unabridged, ISBN: 0851511961 9780851511962. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Peerless and priceless; every line full of wisdom." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "If I might read only one book beside the Bible, I would choose THE CHRISTIAN IN COMPLETE ARMOUR." -- John Newton
    Also praised by John Flavel and Richard Baxter.
    Said to be among the 10 greatest Christian books.
    "A beautiful feature in Gurnall's book is its richness in pithy, pointed, and epigrammatical sayings. You will often find in a line and a half some great truth, put so concisely, and yet so fully, that you really marvel how so much thought could be got into so few words.
    "Solid scriptural theology, like that contained in these pages, should be valued and studied in the church. Books in which Scripture is reverently regarded as the only rule of faith and practice -- books in which Christ and the Holy Ghost have their rightful office -- books in which justification, and sanctification, and regeneration, and faith, and grace, and holiness are clearly, distinctly, and accurately delineated and exhibited -- these are the only books which do real good. Few things need reviving more than a taste for such books as these among readers." -- J.C. Ryle
    The Christian In Complete Armour, William Gurnall
    http://www.ccel.org/g/gurnall/armour/home.htm
    Gurnall, William, The Christian in Complete Armour
    http://archive.org/details/christianincomp00unkngoog

    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Exposition of Ephesians, 8 volumes.
    "This masterful series ranks among the fullest (eight volumes!), and most rewarding exposition of Ephesians. Like the Apostle Paul himself, Dr. Lloyd-Jones pens an unusual blend of careful, evangelical exposition and timely, practical applications -- a blend than can come only from a veteran pastor and preacher. Fellow preachers, teachers, and Bible students will find this series to be of the utmost help. The sermon format follows Dr. Lloyd-Jones' messages at London's Westminster Chapel." -- CBD
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Christian Soldier (Ephesians 6:10-20), volume 1, ISBN: 0801058015 9780801058011.
    "Full and complete, these sermons, by one of the great Bible expositors of all time, adequately present the believer's resources, conflict, and reward. Important." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Christian Unity (Ephesians 4:1-6), volume 2, ISBN: 0801056071 9780801056079.
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Christian Warfare (Ephesians 6:10-13), volume 3, ISBN: 0801055741 9780801055744.
    "This very extensive exposition of four verses deals with the character and strategy of the devil and demonstrates how his attacks affect our emotional lives and eventually, our walk with and work for the Lord." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Darkness and Light (Ephesians 4:17 -- 5:17), volume 4, ISBN: 0801057981 9780801057984.
    "Ranks among the richest, fullest, and most rewarding of expository studies ever produced. Deals adequately with the way in which believers 'grow up into Christ' and the way in which this relationship permeates every area of our being. Reformed." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), God's Ultimate Purpose (Ephesians 1), volume 5, ISBN: 0801057949 9780801057946.
    "This work lifts the reader up and helps him understand God's glorious plan for the church and the destiny of the believer." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), God's Way of Reconciliation (Ephesians 2), volume 6, ISBN: 0801057957 9780801057953.
    "A detailed exposition applying the truth of these passage to man's entire personality -- mind, emotions, and will -- and showing how, in Christ, God has made full provision for all of his needs." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Life in the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18 -- 6:9), volume 7, ISBN: 0801055504 9780801055508.
    "An invaluable discussion of the Biblical teaching on interpersonal relationships -- within the family and on the job -- with practical counsel for people in all walks of life." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Unsearchable Riches of Christ (Ephesians 3:1-20), volume 8, ISBN: 0801057965 9780801057960.
    "Probing deeply into Paul's thought, Lloyd-Jones expounds the essence of the Apostle's teaching and explains how Christians may know the true God as opposed to worshiping and serving a god of their own making." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Pattison, Robert Everett, and H.C.G. Moule, Exposition of Ephesians: Lessons in Grace and Godliness, ISBN: 0865241538 9780865241534.
    "Received with high praise from Spurgeon, and has been widely used. Characterized by a combination of devout scholarship and genuine humility. Of rare worth. Buy it." -- Cyril J. Barber

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Philippians

    Fergusson, James (1621-1667), A Brief Exposition of the Epistles of Paul to the Philippians and Colossians.

    Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Life of Joy: An Exposition of Philippians 1 and 2, [Philippians 2] ISBN: 0801056586 9780801056581.
    "In his own inimitable style the author deftly weaves exegetical and theological insights with practical applications. Though these sermons were first preached in 1947 and 1948 they still speak to us today and address us in our present critical situation." -- GCB

    Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Life of Peace: Exposition of Philippians 3 and 4, [Philippians 4] ISBN: 0801056780 9780801056789.
    "This volume follows THE LIFE OF JOY which is on Philippians 1 and 2, thus completing the study on the Book of Philippians. Examples of expository excellence!" -- GCB

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Colossians

    Adams, Jay E., Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, ISBN: 0964355620 9780964355620.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Calvin's Commentaries, 22 volumes. A Christian classic.
    THE EPISTLE OF THE APOSTLE PAUL TO THE ROMANS is Paul's most comprehensive statement of the Gospel.
    ROMANS is also the key to understanding all Scripture. It unites the various themes of the Bible.
    "No doubt the Epistle next in importance to that to the Romans is this to the Hebrews." -- the translator of Calvin's Commentary on Hebrews
    "I know of no man since the Apostles' days whom I value and honor more than Calvin, and whose judgment in all things, one with another, I more esteem and come nearer to." -- Richard Baxter
    "Of all commentators I believe Calvin to be the most candid. . . . He was no trimmer and pruner of texts. He gave their meaning as far as he knew it." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "A large volume could not contain all that has been written in praise of Calvin's commentaries, by men of all theological persuasions. Anyone who neglects consulting Calvin is going to be the poorer for their neglect." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    It is recommended that CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES be used for daily devotions.
    Calvin's Commentaries at BibleStudyGuide.org
    http://www.biblestudyguide.org/comment/calvin/comm_index.htm
    Calvin's Commentaries, complete
    From the Calvin Translation Society edition.
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/commentaries.i.html
    Monergism: Commentaries
    From Mongergism.com search "commentaries."
    http://www.monergism.com

    Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), Colossians: Another Commentary on an Inexhaustible Message.

    Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), Commentary on Paul's Letters, ISBN: 1891777106 9781891777103 1891777114 9781891777110. Alternate title: COMMENTARIES ON PAUL'S LETTERS: EPHESIANS, COLOSSIANS, FIRST AND SECOND THESSALONIANS. Found in THE WORKS OF GORDON HADDON CLARK, Volume 12.

    Fergusson, James (1621-1667), A Brief Exposition of the Epistles of Paul to the Philippians and Colossians.

    *Govett, Robert, Govett on Colossian. Alternate title: CHRIST THE HEAD; THE CHURCH HIS BODY: ITS DANGERS, DUTIES, GLORIES; OR, THE ARGUMENT OF COLOSSIANS.
    "Formerly published under the title CHRIST THE HEAD: THE CHURCH HIS BODY, this study was lauded by C.H. Spurgeon, who predicted that a day would come when Govett's work would be treasured. Perhaps that day has finally arrived." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Guthrie, Thomas, Christ and the Inheritance of the Saints.
    "A Presbyterian preacher of the last century, Guthrie pastored the Edinburgh Church of Old Greyfriars for nearly thirty years. These expository discourses cover Colossians 1:12-20. First published in 1858." -- Cyril J. Barber

    King, Guy Hope, Crossing the Border: An Expositional Study of Colossians, ISBN: 0853641250 9780853641254.
    "A lucid study that emphasizes the spiritual truths of a believer's position in Christ and show how the reality of this truth affects everyday living." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Martin, Ralph P., Colossians: The Church's Lord and the Christian's Liberty: An Expository Commentary, ISBN: 0853641250 9780853641254.

    *Nicholson, William R., Popular Studies in Colossians: Oneness With Christ. Alternate title: ONENESS IN CHRIST.
    "Formerly published under the title ONENESS IN CHRIST, this study combines outstanding scholarship with a deeply devotional spirit." -- Cyril J. Barber

    O'Brien, Peter T., Colossians and Philemon, ISBN: 0849902436 9780849902437.
    "O'Brien is head of the New Testament Department at Moore Theological College in Australia. A real feast for those who have come to believe that commentaries on the Biblical text represent a gold mine of information that can not be found elsewhere." -- GCB

    Rollock, Robert (1555?-1599), Lectures Vpon the Epistle of Paul to the Colossians. Preached by that faithfull seruant of God, Maister Robert Rollok, sometime rector of the Vniuersitie of Edenburgh, 1603.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    1 and 2 Thessalonians

    Adams, Jay E., Romans, I and II [Romans 1; Romans 2] Thessalonians I and II [1 Thessalonians; 2 Thessalonians], and Philippians, ISBN: 0964355663 9780964355668.

    Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), Commentary on Paul's Letters, ISBN: 1891777106 9781891777103 1891777114 9781891777110. Alternate title: COMMENTARIES ON PAUL'S LETTERS: EPHESIANS, COLOSSIANS, FIRST AND SECOND THESSALONIANS. Found in THE WORKS OF GORDON HADDON CLARK, Volume 12.

    *Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), Psalm 119, ISBN: 0851515762. See THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON (Volumes 1 to 11). Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #4.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    The Pastoral Epistles: 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus

    Adams, Jay E., I and II Timothy [1 Timothy, 2 Timothy], Titus, ISBN: 0964355655 9780964355651.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Sermons on the Epistles of Timothy and Titus, ISBN: 0851513743 9780851513744.
    "First published in 1579, this facsimile edition consisting of 1248 pages of exposition and application contains the great Reformer's messages delivered before the congregation of the Cathedral of St Peter, Geneva. . . . Spurgeon highly esteemed these messages, and they are now available again in the same format as that which graced the homes of Puritan laypeople three hundred years ago. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), The Pastoral Epistles, [1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus] ISBN: 1891777041 9781891777042 189177705X 9781891777059. Alternate title: THE WORKS OF GORDON HADDON CLARK, VOLUME 15.
    "The commentary is complete, helpful and learned yet it is perfect for the layman as well as the Pastor. The Greek text is behind all exegesis, and Gordon uses his own translation for the printed text. Contains a section on the ordination of women and another on Presbyterian doctrine of ordination." -- GCB
    "Uses these epistles to address some of the complex problems facing the church today. Provides an informative exposition, and deftly applies the truth of what Paul taught to the needs of believers." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Fairbairn, Patrick (1805-1874), The Pastoral Epistles.
    "What with a good translation, full defense of the Apostolic authorship of the Epistles, fruitful comments, and profitable dissertations, this volume is about as complete a guide to the smaller epistles as one could desire." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "Fairbairn wrote in 1874 . . . Fairbairn is a sweet Christian, and his encouragement is great for all to be the same." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    Hall, Thomas, A Practical and Polemical Commentary, or Exposition Upon the Third and Fourth Chapters of the Latter Epistle of St. Paul to Timothy [2 Timothy 3; 2 Timothy 4], Wherein the text is explained, some controversies discussed, sundry cases of conscience are cleared, many common places are succinctly handled, and divers useful, and seasonable observations raised, 1658. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Henry, Matthew (1662-1714), The Young Christian, ISBN: 0906731569 9780906731567.
    "Using Paul's letter to Titus, Henry shows us in practical way how best to live as a Christian." -- GCB

    *Taylor, Thomas, Exposition of Titus, ISBN: 0865240272 9780865240278.
    "Taylor was a famous and most elaborate divine in the Puritan period. Spurgeon says of this work, 'This commentary will well repay the reader.' So many pages cannot be all about Titus. It was the way of the Puritans to discourse on other portions of the Bible that taught similar doctrines. Here you have much divinity mixed in with the exposition. Since all other commentaries are short (except Calvin's sermons on this book), you will gain a great deal more insight into the book of Titus from Taylor than from any other except Calvin." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Philemon

    Adams, Jay E., Galatians, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, ISBN: 0964355620 9780964355620.

    Attersoll, William, A Commentarie Upon the Epistle of Saint Paule to Philemon: VVherein, the Apostle Handling a Meane and low Subject, intreating for a fraudulent and fugitive servant, mounteth aloft unto God, and delivereth sundry high mysteries of true religion, and the practise of duties œconomicall. Politicall. Ecclesiasticall. As of persecution for righteousnesse sake . . . And of the force and fruit of the ministery. Moving all the ministers of the Gospell, to a diligent labouring in the spirituall harvest . . . Written by William Attersoll, minister of the word of God, at Isfield in Suffex.

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

    O'Brien, Peter T., Colossians and Philemon, ISBN: 0849902436 9780849902437.
    "O'Brien is head of the New Testament Department at Moore Theological College in Australia. A real feast for those who have come to believe that commentaries on the Biblical text represent a gold mine of information that can not be found elsewhere." -- GCB

    Robbins, John W. (1949-2008), Slavery Christianity: Paul's Letter to Philemon, an article (Unicoi, TN: The Trinity Foundation, November, 2005), ISBN: 1891777173 9781891777172.
    "Slavery. Racism. Rebellion. Civil disobedience. The problems are as pressing today as they were 1900 years ago when the Apostle Paul wrote a letter to a slave-owner, Philemon, about his runaway slave -- and the runaway slave carried Paul's letter back to his legal owner.
    "What did the letter say? Did Paul -- does Christianity -- approve of slavery? Does Christianity condone slavery? Or does the Gospel abolish slavery and establish freedom wherever it is believed? Jesus said, If you abide in my Word, you are my disciples indeed; and you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
    "Paul's letter to Philemon is a masterpiece of divinely inspired political philosophy. It provides the basis for the non-violent abolition of slavery wherever the Gospel of Jesus Christ is preached and believed.
    "Dr. John W. Robbins holds the Ph.D. in Political Philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University. His most recent book is FREEDOM AND CAPITALISM: ESSAYS ON CHRISTIAN POLITICS AND ECONOMICS." -- Publisher

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Hebrews

    Adams, Jay E., Hebrews, James, I and II Peter [1 Peter, 2 Peter], and Jude, ISBN: 1889032018 9781889032016.

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Hebrews: Exposition of Hebrews, ISBN: 085151099X 9780851510996. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Dr. David Smith says of this work: 'There is not a single instance of carelessness in investigating the true meaning of a text, or of timidity in stating the conclusion at which the author has arrived.' What more could be said in praise of any exposition?" -- C.H. Spurgeon

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), and John Owen (1788-1867, Vicar of Thrussington, Leicestershire, translator), Commentary on the Epistle of Paul to the Hebrews, ISBN: 0801024404 9780801024405.
    "No doubt the Epistle next in importance to that to the Romans is this to the Hebrews." -- the translator of Calvin's Commentary on Hebrews
    Themes of Hebrews: The sufficiency of christ, Christ's high priesthood, Christ the end of the law, Our greater accountability under christ, and Exhortation and encouragement.
    Hebrews chapters 10 through 13 contain encouragement for the Christian life: exhortation to persevere, to faith and patience, to encounter trials and afflictions, to peace and holiness, and various directions and cautions.
    Commentary on Hebrews, by John Calvin (1509-1564)
    http://www.biblestudyguide.org/comment/calvin/comm_vol44/htm/TOC.htm

    Calvin, John (1509-1564), Epistle Dedicatory [to Calvin's Commentary on Hebrews -- compiler], by John Calvin, to the Most Mighty and Most Serene Prince, Sigismund Augustus, by the Grace of God, the King of Poland, Great Duke of Lithuania, Russia, Prussia, and Lord and Heir of Muscovy, etc.
    "Your kingdom is extensive and renowned, and abounds in many excellencies, but its happiness will then only be solid, when it adopts Christ as its chief ruler and governor, so that it may be defended by his safeguard and protection; for to submit your sceptre to him, is not inconsistent with that elevation in which you are placed; but it would be far more glorious than all the triumphs of the world. . . ."
    http://www.biblestudyguide.org/comment/calvin/comm_vol44/htm/v.htm

    *Gouge, William (1575-1653), Hebrews Commentary, 3 volumes. Alternate title: A LEARNED AND VERY USEFUL COMMENTARY ON THE WHOLE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS; WHEREIN EVERY WORD AND PARTICLE IN THE ORIGINAL IS EXPLAINED, AND THE EMPHASIS THEREOF FULLY SHEWED; THE SENSE AND MEANING OF EVERY VERSE LOGICALLY AND EXACTLY ANALYZED; GENUINE DOCTRINES NATURALLY RAISED; THE MANIFOLD TYPES OF CHRIST UNVEILED, ETC. BEING THE SUBSTANCE OF THIRTY YEARS' WEDNESDAY'S LECTURES AT BLACKFRIARS, LONDON, 1866. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Darling calls this 'a labourious and valuable work, of very rare occurrence.' (Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, p. 1295). 'We greatly prize Gouge,' writes Spurgeon of this commentary, 'upon any topic which he touches he gives outlines which may supply sermons for months.'-- Commenting on Commentaries
    "Gouge was a leader among the Covenanted English Presbyterians, a respected member of the Westminster Assembly and one of its most active members. Some of his enemies vilified him as an 'Arch Puritan.' 1162 pages of the cream of Puritan-style commentating." -- Publisher

    Haldane, James Alexander (1768-1851), Notes Intended for an Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews, ISBN: 1888514167 9781888514162.

    Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), A Third Volume of Sermons Preached by the Late Reverend and Learned Thomas Manton . . . in Two Parts: The first containing LXVI sermons on the eleventh chapter of the Hebrews [Hebrews 11]: with a treatise of the Life of Faith: Part the second: A treatise of self-denial: With several sermons on the sacrament of the Lord's-Supper, and other occasions: With an alphabetical table to the whole, 1689. Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #4, #5.

    M'Cheyne, Robert Murray (1813-1843), and Michael David McMullen, Sermons on Hebrews, ISBN: 0851518753 9780851518756.

    *Owen, John (1616-1683), Hebrews, 7 volume set, volumes 17-23 of Owen's WORKS (Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1999). Alternate title: EXPOSITION OF HEBREWS and AN EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS.

    This same Banner of Truth edition is available from (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, Inc.).
    "To master his works is to be a profound theologian." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "THE work on Hebrews is John Owen's massive 4000-page commentary." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    See also: Owen, John (1616-1683), J.I. Packer (introduction, series editor), Alister McGrath (series editor), HEBREWS, an abridgement of the 7 volume work, 272 pages, ISBN: 1581340265 9781581340266 1856841847 9781856841849.
    "The author of Hebrews wanted his audience to know and understand one truth: Christ is superior, and therefore, so is Christianity. He demonstrates this by comparing the imperfect old covenant with the perfect new covenant. The person of Christ is better than prophets and angels, His priesthood is greater than that of Melchizedek and the line of Aaron, and His power within the believer's life is incomparable. Between these contrasts he exhorts the readers to persevere in their faith, be obedient, grow in their understanding, and not miss the grace of God. The lessons and admonitions of Hebrews have intensely practical application for all readers -- then and now.
    "Know as the 'theologian's theologian' John Owen (1616-1683), was vice chancellor of Oxford University and served as advisor and chaplain to Oliver Cromwell. Among the most learned and active Puritans in seventeenth-century Europe, he was a erudite and accomplished theologian both in doctrine and practical theology." -- Publisher
    Owen, John (1616-1683), An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews; With the Preliminary Exercitations. By John Owen, D.D. Revised and abridged; . . . By Edward Williams, 4 vols.
    Owen, John (1616-1683), Hebrews, volume 1 of 3
    http://archive.org/details/expositionofepis184001owen
    Owen, Hebrews, volume 2 of 3
    http://archive.org/details/expositionofepis184002owen
    Owen, Hebrews, volume 3 of 3
    http://archive.org/details/expositionofepis184003owen

    *Owen, John (1616-1683), Introduction to his Commentary on Hebrews. Available in (Vol. 17) HEBREWS,
    This is an introduction to Owen's massive 4000-page commentary on the Hebrew epistle.
    Owen, John, Hebrews, volume 1 of 3
    http://archive.org/details/expositionofepis184001owen

    *Pink, Arthur W. (1886-1952), An Exposition of Hebrews, 3 volumes.
    "This is the commentary to own, if you can afford only one. Why? Because Pink was an excellent judge of quality commenting, and he quotes extensively from Owen, Brown, Saphir, Gouge, etc. Along with the excellencies from those expositors, you get Pink's own valuable interpretations. You will find many unique comments in all of Pink's works. Yet he is such a close reasoner, and so adept at marshalling Scripture, that it is difficult to say, 'This time, Mr. Pink, you are wrong.' You will never regret the purchase of this book." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    Pink, A.W., An Exposition of Hebrews
    http://www.pbministries.org/books/pink/Hebrews/hebrews.htm

    *Saphir, Adolph (1831-1891), The Epistle to the Hebrews, 2 volumes.
    "Saphir was raised a Jew and was the first convert to Christianity by the Jewish mission of the Church of Scotland. He later became a missionary to the Jews and a Presbyterian minister. His Jewish roots and Christian experience place him in a unique position as a commentator." -- GCB
    "Mr. Saphir has always something to say worthy of the attention of spiritual minds." -- C.H. Spurgeon

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    James

    Take note of the fact that it is not possible to desire something that one already possess. (James 4:1-3)

    Adams, Jay E., A Thirst for Wholeness: How to Gain Wisdom From the Book of James, 143 pages, ISBN: 0964355698 9780964355699.
    "A study of the inner dynamics of human life from the book of James. Meant to be used personally or in a study group or class. Works thematically, covering anger, desires, doubt, prayer, peacemaking, sickness, among other things. The section on the 'inner/outer aspects of sin' (Chapter 3), rebuts a host of misconceptions of nouthetic counseling as externalistic: 'The struggle for mastery over one's desires must be achieved. . . . Christian, resist sin at the start, as Jesus did. Abort inner sin before it is born. Augustine encourages us with these words: 'Pray that God may make you conqueror of yourself. . . not the enemy without, but of your own soul within. . . . Let no enemy from without be feared: conquer yourself, and the whole world is conquered'." -- David Powlison See: Schneider, Julie, and Jay E. Adams, Leader's Guide for Group Study of A-Thirst-for-Wholeness, ISBN: 089693456X 9780896934566.

    Adams, Jay E., Hebrews, James, I and II Peter [1 Peter, 2 Peter], and Jude, ISBN: 1889032018 9781889032016.

    Blanchard, John, Truth for Life.
    "A good-sized work of over 400 pages. A very practical commentary filled with just the kind of advice we all need for living the Christian life." -- GCB

    Hemminge, Nicholas, A Learned and Fruitful Commentary Upon the Epistle of James, the Apostle, wherein are diligently and profitably entreated all such matters and chief common places of religion as are touched in the same Epistle, including a detailed section on contracts and bargains, borrowing and selling, usury, lending, and the right use of the goods of the church, as well as many more related topics, 1577.

    *Johnstone, Robert, Lectures, Exegetical and Practical, on the Epistle of James, ISBN: 0851512577.
    "A very useful, scholarly, and readable book." -- C.H. Spurgeon.
    "A classic in the field. Published originally in 1871. A must for the expository preacher. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), A Commentary on James. Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #4, #5.
    "In Manton's best style. . . . Few such books are written now." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "This practical book of the Bible is best expounded by one as practical as Manton. Though he was one of the 2000 ejected from his pulpit by Charles II, he was so loved for his expository preaching that he continued having a lecture every other Sunday (Richard Baxter alternated with him), and Christians at court protected him from being arrested. One of his devoted followers suggested that Manton should set up his own lecture, rather than share with Baxter. His reply: 'What! And miss the greatest preacher in England!'
    "Manton leaves very little not said in his excellent commentary. He does not use the whip of sarcasm, or of invective, but that of loving kindness to lay these searching truths on the reader's heart. It is by far the best on James." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "A truly great work by the English divine. Almost 500 pages of practical, insightful exposition on this important New Testament book. Full of suggestive material for the pastor's sermons. Solid Reformed thinking. Manton was a man of great learning and gifts." -- GCB

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    1 and 2 Peter and Jude

    Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, to the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen. (Jude 24,25)

    Adams, Jay E., Hebrews, James, I and II Peter [1 Peter, 2 Peter], and Jude, ISBN: 1889032018 9781889032016.

    *Adams, Thomas (1600-1662), and James Sherman, Commentary on II Peter [2 Peter]. Alternate title: AN EXPOSITION UPON THE SECOND EPISTLE GENERAL OF ST. PETER and A COMMENTARY OR, EXPOSITION VPON THE DIUINE SECOND EPISTLE GENERALL, WRITTEN BY THE BLESSED APOSTLE ST. PETER. BY THOMAS ADAMS, ISBN: 1877611247 9781877611247. Available (WORKS OF THOMAS ADAMS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Up front we will tell you that everyone who is anyone has admired this book, from the date of its publication until now. We venture to say that few have ever read it through. And this in spite of the fact that it is 'full of quaintness, holy wit, bright thought, and deep instruction' per Spurgeon in his COMMENTING AND COMMENTARIES, which also says, 'His great work is quite by itself, and in its own way remains unrivalled. We know of no richer and racier reading. . .' " -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "Adams was called 'The Shakespeare of the Puritans' because of his beautiful writing style . . ." -- GCB

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Expository Discourses on 1 Peter, ISBN: 0851512046. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Parting Counsels: An Exposition of the First Chapter of the Second Epistle of the Apostle Peter [2 Peter 1], With Four Additional Discourses, ISBN: 0851513018 9780851513010. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "We always think of Brown as a Puritan born out of due time. Everything he has left us is massive gold. He is both rich and clear, profound and perspicuous." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "The title is due to the fact that these were farewell addresses from the expositor. You will quickly see why the first chapter of 2 Peter is ideal for the purpose. And since Brown expounded these glorious directions from God for 344 pages, you may be sure that he left no jewel of truth unrevealed. He shone each gem until they reflect the brightness of the Gospel of the glory of Christ. Would that he had been enabled to finish the epistle!" -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), Peter Speaks Today: A Devotional Commentary on First Peter [1 Peter].
    "A devotional study of I Peter. Clear and concise." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Jenkyn, William, Exposition on the Epistle of Jude.
    "This large-format, double-column commentary by the well-known 17th century Biblical scholar stands out as one of the very best on Jude." -- GCB
    "Manton regarded this exposition with such awe that he purposely avoided duplicating any of its material in his own work. Should be purchased if found." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Leighton, Robert, A Practical Commentary Upon the First Epistle General of Peter, 1831.
    "There is a spirit in them I never met with in any other human writings, nor can I read many lines in them without being moved." -- Henry Mills
    "We need scarcely commend this truly heavenly work. It is a favorite with all spiritual men." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "One of the best expository works on I Peter. Leighton provides his reader with the results of his vast learning without ostentation; his theology is accurate and his eloquence unmatched. Devotional." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Expository Sermons on 2 Peter, ISBN: 0851513794 9780851513799.
    Included are twenty-five sermons preached in 1946 and 1947.
    "I had never heard such preaching and was electrified. All that I know about preaching I can honestly say, I learned from the Doctor [Lloyd-Jones]. I have never heard another preacher with so much of God about him." -- J.I. Packer
    "These sermons were first preached at Westminster Chapel in London from 1946-1947. They depict the struggles of the congregation in the post-World War II years. Their relevance to other people in other situations is obvious." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Luther, Martin (1483-1546), Commentary on Peter and Jude, ISBN: 0825431255 9780825431258.
    "This new edition combines in one volume the earlier editions of 1523 and 1539, which were translated and edited by John Lenker in 1904. It retains the 1539 supplementary notes of George Roerer and outlines of each chapter by J.G. Walsh." -- GCB
    "Issued to commemorate the 500th year of Luther's birth (1483). These studies challenge the spiritual laxity of our times and call us back to the principles that led to the Reformation. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Luther, Martin (1483-1546), and Thomas Newton (1542?-1607, translator), A Commentarie or Exposition Vppon the Twoo Epistles Generall of Sainct Peter, and That of Sainct Jude. First faithfullie gathered out of the lectures and preachinges of that worthie instrumente in Goddes Churche, Doctour Martine Luther. And now out of Latine, for the singuler benefite and comfort of the godlie, familiarlie translated into Englishe by Thomas Newton, 1581.

    *Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), Commentary on Jude, ISBN: 0825432405 9780825432408 0825432391 9780825432392. Available in The Works of Thomas Manton.
    "In the hands of the Puritan Manton the relevance of Jude is made crystal clear. He wrote as one who faced opposition to the Gospel and had felt the power of Jude's Epistle in his own experience." -- GCB
    Manton, Thomas, The Complete Works of Thomas Manton, volume 1 of 11.
    http://archive.org/details/completeworksoft01mant

    *Perkins, William (1558-1602), A Godlie and Learned Exposition Upon the Whole Epistle of Iude [Jude], containing threescore and sixe sermons preached in Cambridge by that reverend and faithfull man of God, Master William Perkins, and now at the request of his executors, published by Thomas Taylor, preacher of Gods word; whereunto is prefixed a large analysis, containing the summe and order of the whole booke, according to the authors owne method, to which are further added, foure briefe tables to direct the reader . . .

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    1, 2 and 3 John

    Adams, Jay E., The Gospel of John and Letters of John [1 John; 2 John; 3 John] and Jesus, [John; 1 John; 2 John; 3 John] ISBN: 1889032085 9781889032085.

    Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), First John: A Commentary [1 John], ISBN: 0875521665 9780875521664.
    "Gordon Clark is one of the profoundest evangelical philosophers of our time. In the confused intellectual jungle of our age, Clark has cut a deep swath for the Christian revelation. Those who have not yet read his works have a rewarding opportunity awaiting them." -- Carl F.H. Henry
    "Clark's thinking is thus a magnificent and earnest effort to bring all things into captivity to Christ and His word. . . ." -- The Westminster Theological Journal
    "He [Clark], aimed to study out what it was that the apostle John is telling us, saying, 'We want to understand what he says. This is theology. This is the study of which God is the object. John wants to tell us about God, and, I hope, we all want to know what he meant'." -- Jay P. Green Sr.

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

    *King, Guy Hope, The Fellowship: An Expositional and Devotional Study of I John.
    "A devotional and practical exposition of I John [1 John]." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Morgan, James, and Samuel Cox, The Epistles of John, [John; 1 John; 2 John; 3 John] 2 volumes, ISBN: 0865241333 9780865241336.
    "Both highly regarded by C.H. Spurgeon. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Price, Greg L., The Complete 1 John Series, an audio cassette [audio file], series of 27 tapes, 1997-1998. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #20, #22, #27, etc.
    "This series is a good example of contemporary Puritan preaching, as well as a taste of the teaching of one of the leading figures in the growing movement toward a third Reformation in our day. Price maintains and promotes the biblical balance between individual and corporate (i.e. ecclesiastical and civil), sanctification, all the while exalting the Lord Jesus Christ as Prophet, Priest and King!" -- Publisher

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.



    Revelation

    One of the original twelve, or Dodecanese, Greek islands, Patmos is rich in both history and natural beauty. The small, hilly island (34.6 square kilometers), was populated from as early as 500 BC by Dorians, next the Ionians, and then the Romans from the 2nd century BC. The earliest known temple on the island was the 4th century BC sanctuary of the goddess Diana and it is suspected that the name Patmos may derive from Latmos or Mt. Latmos of Turkey, where the goddess was worshipped. During the period of Roman rule the island fell into decline, the population decreased, and the island was used as a place of banishment for criminals and political and religious troublemakers. In 95 AD, St. John the Theologian -- one of the twelve disciples of Jesus -- was sent into exile on the island. St. John remained on the island for eighteen months during which time he lived in a cave below the hilltop temple of Diana. -- http://www.sacredsites.com/europe/greece/patmos.html

    "Jerome wrote that St. John was banished there [Patmos -- compiler], in the fourteenth year after Nero and freed on the death of Domitian, (ruled 81-96 AD). This means he was sent to Patmos about 94 AD and liberated about 96 AD.
    "At the summit of the island, about an hour's walk up the road from Skala, is the Monastery of St. John the Theologian. Clinging to the cliffs below its imposing gray walls are the whitewashed buildings of Chora (Hora), the island capital. The monastery was erected 1088 AD over the ruins of an ancient temple to the goddess Artemis (Diana), and was built as a fortress to protect it from pirate attacks."

    In 95 AD St. John was banished from Miletus by Emperor Domitian to the island of Patmos for preaching the Gospel at Ephesus. The Romans regularly used Patmos Island as a place of exile. Patmos Island is narrow and rocky, located on the eastern border of the Aegean Sea, between Leros and Ikaria. It is an island about 10 miles long and 6 miles wide often called the Jerusalem of the Aegean. The island of Patmos is today part of Greece. It is located among the Sporades group of islands, near the west coast of Turkey and is known for having very strong winds. It has a very irregular coastline and is one of the smallest islands in this group.
    The Romans housed political prisoners and criminals on the island. Political prisoners had freedom to wander the island and were not forced to do the same hard labour in the mines and quarries as the criminals did. Christians, at that time, were deemed to be criminals and were fettered as well as lacking adequate food and clothing. They slept on the bare ground in caves. John was an old man of 90 when he was exiled to this place, it must have been a tremendous hardship for him. Some think he was plunged into a pot of boiling oil before he was exiled.
    In the 17th century a monastery was built around the cave in which St. John wrote the book of Revelation. The port at Patmos Island is called Skala and on the top of the cliffs stands Chora (Hora), the capital. The middle of the island has been dominated by the massive Byzantine monastery of St John Theologos. It was built in 1088 under the order of Emperor Alexios Komninos and founded by Ioannis Christodoulos, a leading member of the Eastern Orthodox church at the time. -- John on Patmos

    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), The Holy City or The New Jerusalem: Wherein its Goodly Light, Walls, Gates, Angels, and the Manner of Their Standing, are Expounded: Also her Length and Breadth, Together With the Golden-measuring-reed, Explained, and the Glory of all Unfolded: as Also, the Numerousness of its Inhabitants and What the Tree and Water of Life are, by Which They are Sustained. [Revelation] Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Pilgrim's Page: A John Bunyan Archive
    This is the complete set of THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN, George Offor edition, the 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.mountzion.org/bunyan.htm

    *Durham, James (1622-1658), A Complete Commentary Upon the Book of Revelation, 1799, 2 volumes. Alternate title: A COMMENTARY UPON THE BOOK OF THE REVELATION, WHEREIN THE TEXT IS EXPLAINED, THE SERIES OF THE SEVERAL PROPHECIES CONTAINED IN THAT BOOK DEDUCED ACCORDING TO THEIR ORDER AND DEPENDENCE UPON EACH OTHER, THE PERIODS AND SUCCESSION OF TIMES, AT, OR ABOUT WHICH, THESE PROPHECIES, THAT ARE ALREADY FULFILLED, BEGAN TO BE, AND WERE MORE FULLY ACCOMPLISHED, FIXED AND APPLIED ACCORDING TO HISTORY, AND THOSE THAT ARE YET TO BE FULFILLED, MODESTLY, AND SO FAR AS IS WARRANTABLE, INQUIRED INTO. TOGETHER WITH SOME PRACTICAL OBSERVATION, AND SEVERAL DIGRESSIONS (AN INDEX WHEREOF IS PREFIXED), NECESSARY FOR VINDICATING, CLEARING, AND CONFIRMING MANY WEIGHTY AND IMPORTANT TRUTHS. DELIVERED IN SEVERAL LECTURES, TO WHICH IS AFFIXED A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE WHOLE REVELATION, WITH AN ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF THE CHIEF AND PRINCIPAL PURPOSES AND WORDS CONTAINED IN THIS COMMENTARY, 1680. Second alternate title: A LEARNED AND COMPLETE COMMENTARY UPON THE BOOK OF THE REVELATION. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #14.
    "In 1779, in their TESTIMONY AND WARNING AGAINST THE BLASPHEMIES AND IDOLATRY OF POPERY, the Reformed Presbytery called Durham's COMPLETE COMMENTARY . . . ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION 'the best exposition of that book that has yet been published.' (p. 61n). Had they had the privilege of reading Steele's NOTES ON THE APOCALYPSE we are quite certain that they would have given it a similar endorsement. . . .
    " 'After all that has been written it would not be easy to find a more sensible and instructive work than this old-fashioned exposition . . . the mystery of the Gospel fills it with sweet savour' writes Spurgeon of this work." (cited in Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 318 -- Publisher
    Steele, David (1803-1887), Notes on the Apocalypse
    http://archive.org/details/notesonapocalyps00stee
    Steele, David (1803-1887), Notes on the Apocalypse
    http://archive.org/details/notesontheapocal14485gut

    Elliott, E.B., Horae Apocalypticae; or, A Commentary on the Apocalypse, Critical and Historical; Including Also an Examination of the Chief Prophecies of Daniel (1862, 4 volumes). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #13 and #14.
    " 'The title continues: "Illustrated by an Apocalyptic Chart, and Engravings from Medals and Other Extant Monuments of Antiquity. With Appendices: Containing, Besides Other matters, A Sketch of the History of Apocalyptic Interpretation, Critical Reviews of the Chief Apocalyptic Counter-Schemes, and Indices.'
    "This four volume set is respected by many as a scholarly work on eschatology. It will be especially valuable in our day as it absolutely destroys the Jesuit inspired preterist system by conclusively proving a late date for the writing of the book of Revelation. Elliott also demonstrates the impossibility of the futurist system, which, like preterism, was also concocted (as a system), by the Jesuits to counteract the classic Reformation eschatology called historicism. That this is no small issue is clear, as Kevin Reed exhibits (in his book review titled 'The Ecclesiology of John Foxe: A book review by Kevin Reed of John Foxe and the Elizabethan Church' by V. Norskov Olsen [Berkeley: University of California Press, 1973]), by citing Olsen when he writes,

    The Counter Reformation is generally considered to have three aspects: the Jesuits, the Inquisition, and the Council of Trent. In view of the significance of the Protestant apocalyptic interpretation of history which prophetically pinpointed step by step the events covering the whole Christian era from the beginning to the end, it seems justifiable to suggest a fourth aspect, namely the praeteristic and futuristic interpretations launched by Catholic expositors as a counterattack. (p. 47)
    "All the major Reformers and all the major Reformation creeds and confessions adopted the historicist position -- and it is this position that Elliott so skillfully defends.
    "Sadly, one major warning needs to be given about this book. However valuable the contents are as a defense of historicism (and the late date of the book of Revelation), the author adopted the premillennial heresy (meaning a destructive heresy and not necessarily a damnable heresy; see George Gillespie's Truth and Heresy, free at: http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/TruthHer.htm, for more on the distinction between destructive and damnable heresies), and thus marred an otherwise useful work when he promotes these views. 2611 pages, with a 29 page index.
    "The Counter Reformation (had -- RB) . . . three aspects: the Jesuits, the Inquisition, and the Council of Trent. In view of . . . Protestant apocalyptic interpretation . . . (i.e. historicism -- RB), it seems justifiable to suggest a fourth, . . . the preteristic and futuristic interpretations launched by Catholic expositors as a counterattack." -- Publisher
    Preterism Refuted (1 of 3)
    Historic Reformation Eschatology by E.B. Elliott, David Steele, Alexander M'Leod (McLeod), et al.
    "Contains all of the sections from Elliott's classic HORAE APOCALYPTICAE, and five other selections which directly refute (Jesuit inspired), preterism. This set also shows why it is Scripturally impossible for Nero to be the antichrist, while taking a few passing shots a futurism too. Refutes modern Preterists like Gentry, DeMar, and other Reconstructionists too." -- Publisher
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=124029164
    Preterism Refuted (2 of 3)
    Historic Reformation Eschatology by E.B. Elliott, David Steele, et al.
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=12402203052
    Preterism Refuted (3 of 3)
    "Historic Reformation Eschatology by E.B. Elliott by E.B. Elliott, David Steele, et al.
    "If I'd had access to this information before I became a Preterist as a young Christian I doubt that I would have ever embraced this erroneous, Jesuit-inspired, reformation-denying heresy -- I can only thank God that He has now led me to the eschatology of the Scriptures and of our Reformed forefathers (i.e. Historicism)." -- Publisher
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=12502152114
    Preterism Refuted (1-3), a set of three MP3 audio files. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Also available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #14.

    Elliott, E.B., Alexander M'Leod (McLeod), David Steele, George Faber, and Thomas Newton, Islam in Revelation: An Historic Look at Protestant Eschatological Thought on the Rise and Fall of Islam, Containing Selections From: HORAE APOCALYPTICAE by E.B. Elliott, LECTURES UPON THE PRINCIPAL PROPHECIES OF THE REVELATION by Alexander M'Leod (McLeod), NOTES ON THE APOCALYPSE by David Steele, and A DISSERTATION ON THE PROPHECIES, THAT HAVE BEEN FULFILLED, ARE NOW FULFILLING, OR WILL HEREAFTER BE FULFILLED RELATIVE TO THE GREAT PERIOD OF 1260 YEARS by George Faber, and DISSERTATIONS ON THE PROPHECIES WHICH HAVE REMARKABLY BEEN FULFILLED by Thomas Newton. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #13 (MP3), #14, #17.

    *Hoeksema, Herman, Behold, He Cometh! Exposition of Revelation, ISBN: 0825428092 9780825428098 0916206289 9780916206284.
    "Hoeksema was reared in the Christian Reformed Church, and was a leader in the movement to form the Protestant Reformed Church. This exposition is marked by the humility of its author. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "This is a large work of over 700 pages. It is evident from reading the book that Hoeksema loved preaching on this book. He, like Hendriksen, viewed the book as a harvest of sermon material. It is not a mysterious book to which one goes to make charts and write up timelines, rather it is a book full of the Gospel message." -- GCB

    *Junius, Franciscus (1545-1602), The Apocalypse, or Revelation of St. John, the Apostle and Evangelist of our Lord Jesus Christ, with a brief and methodical exposition upon every chapter by way of a little treatise, applying the words of John to our last times that are full of spiritual and corporal troubles and division in Christendom, 1596.
    Notes from this work were used in the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE.
    The Revelation of Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist, With a Brief and Learned Commentaries, Written by Franciscus Junius (1594)
    An unacceptable scan (March 8, 2014). Text in the marginal notes is lost on nearly every page.
    https://archive.org/details/JuniusFranciscus.TheRevelationOfSaintJohnTheApostleAndEvangelist

    Marshall, Stephen (c. 1594-1655), The Song of Moses, the Servant of God, and the Song of the Lamb, Opened in a Sermon on Rev 15:2-4 [Revelation 15:2-4], Preached to the Honorable House of Commons at their late solemn day of Thanksgiving, June 15, 1643, for the discovery of a dangerous, desperate and bloody design, tending to the utter subversion of the Parliament, and of the famous City of London, 1643. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    The Song of Moses, the Servant of God, and the Song of the Lambe: Opened in . . . (1643)
    https://archive.org/details/songmosesservan00commgoog

    Mason, Archibald, The Fall of Babylon the Great, by the Agency of Christ, and Through the Instrumentality of His Witnesses: In Four Discourses, 1821. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #14.
    "This book is made up of six sermons and one lengthy lecture. The first two sermons (on Rev. 8:5 [Revelation 8:5]), deal with 'Christ the Mediatorial Angel, Casting the Fire of Divine Judgments Into the Earth.' The next two sermons (on Rev. 11:6 [Revelation 11:6]), treat 'Christ's Two Witnesses Smiting the anti-Christian Earth With All Plagues, As Often As They Will.' The first four sermons cover 112 pages. These works are followed with 'Remarks on the Sixth Vial, Symbolizing the Fall of the Turkish Empire' on Rev. 16:12 [Revelation 16:12], (24 pages), 'Remarks on the Seventh Vial, Symbolizing the Fall of Popery and Despotism' Rev. 16:17 [Revelation 16:17], and 21:5,6 [Revelation 21:5,6], (24 pages), and the final discourse, 'Observations on the Public Covenants Between God and the Church' (104 pages), taking off from, 'They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers.' (Jer. 11:10 [Jeremiah 11:10]). David Steele, in his classic NOTES ON THE APOCALYPSE includes Mason among his list of 'distinguished and approved interpreters of the book of Revelation'." -- Publisher

    *M'Leod (McLeod), Alexander (1773-1833), Lectures Upon the Principal Prophecies of the Revelation, 1814. Alternate title: WHO IS ANTICHRIST (666); 666: THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST; ANTICHRIST: CIVIL AND ECCLESIASTICAL; THE TWO WITNESSES, OR LECTURES UPON THE PRINCIPAL PROPHECIES OF THE REVELATION. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Note spelling variations: M'Leod, Mcleod, Principal, Principle. Available (PDF and MP3 files), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (PDF and MP3 files), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #12, #13, #14, #15, and #17.
    "M'Leod, a Reformed Presbyterian, here defends (in 480 pages), classic historicist Reformation eschatology from the book of Revelation. David Steele, in his massive NOTES ON THE APOCALYPSE commends this work numerous times. Steele writes, 'the best works to be obtained as helps to understand the prophetic parts of scripture, will be found in the labors of those who, from age to age, have obeyed the gracious call of Christ' -- who have 'come out from mystic Babylon,' from the Romish communion, from the mother and her harlot daughters, and who have associated more or less intimately with the witnesses. Among these may be consulted with profit the works of Durham, Mason and M'Leod . . . (p. 312). The late Rev. Alexander M'Leod, D.D., who had the works of learned predecessors before him, has successfully corrected many of their misinterpretations in his valuable publication, entitled LECTURES UPON THE PRINCIPAL PROPHECIES OF THE REVELATION. At the time when he wrote that work, he possessed several advantages in aid of his own expositions. He had access to the most valuable works which had been issued before that date (1814). He was then in the vigor of youthful manhood; and he was also comparatively free from the trammels which in attempts to expound the Apocalypse, have cramped the energies of many a well disciplined mind, political partialities. At the time of these profound studies, he occupied a position 'in the wilderness,' from which as a stand point, like John in Patmos, he could most advantageously survey the passing scenes of providence with the ardor of youthful emotion, and with unsullied affection for his divine master . . . expressing my obligations to the Doctor's labors, to whose system of interpretation as well as to most of his details, I cheerfully give my approbation in preference to all other expositors whose works it has been in my power to consult . . . (pp. 317-19). Doctor M'Leod and Mr. Faber I consider among the best expositors of the prophecies on which they severally wrote . . . On material points they have shed much light where those who preceded them left the reader in darkness, or involved him in perplexing labyrinths. Faber preceded M'Leod, and the latter availed himself of all the aid furnished by the former; yet till the 'mystery of God shall be finished,' his people will be receiving accessions of light from the 'sure word of prophecy . . .' (p. 321). I can again cordially recommend to his attention the LECTURES of Doctor M'Leod, as the best exposition of those parts of the Apocalypse of which he treats, that has come under my notice.' (p. 324). But Steele is not shy about pointing out that 'the principal defect pervading the LECTURES, and one which most readers will be disposed to view in an opposite light, appears to be, a charity too broad, a catholicity too expansive, to be easily reconciled with a consistent position among the mystic witnesses. Their author, however, deriving much information from the learned labors of English prelates on prophecy, could not 'find in his heart' to exclude them from a place in the honorable roll of the witnesses. I am unable to recognize any of those who are in organic fellowship with the 'eldest daughter of Popery,' as entitled to rank among those who are symbolized as 'clothed in sackcloth.' The two positions and fellowships appear to be obviously incompatible and palpably irreconcilable. It is true that there have been and still are in the English establishment divines who are strictly evangelical; but the reigning Mediator views and treats individuals, as he views and treats the moral person with which individuals freely choose to associate; and we ought to have the mind of Christ. (1 Corinthians 2:16, p. 322-23, bold emphases added throughout). Notwithstanding a few shortcomings, this is probably the best book available (at present), on the book of Revelation." -- Publisher
    Lectures Upon the Principal Prophecies of the Revelation, Alexander McLeod [M'Leod]
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/8/17/alexander-mcleods-lectures-on-the-principal-prophecies-of-revelation

    *Ramsey, James B., Revelation: An Exposition of the First Eleven Chapters.
    "To a greater degree than any commentary within the writer's knowledge, this volume is adapted to spiritual edification. The leading characteristic of these lectures is their spirituality. . . . No believer can read it without finding himself a better Christian, nor can he fail to be made wiser." -- Charles Hodge

    *Rushdoony, R.J., Thy Kingdom Come: Studies in Daniel and Revelation.

    *Steele, David (1803-1887), Notes on the Apocalypse, ISBN: 0978098706 9780978098704. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #14.
    "In 1779, in their TESTIMONY AND WARNING AGAINST THE BLASPHEMIES AND IDOLATRY OF POPERY, the Reformed Presbytery called Durham's COMPLETE COMMENTARY . . . ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION 'the best exposition of that book that has yet been published.' (p. 61n). Had they had the privilege of reading Steele's NOTES ON THE APOCALYPSE we are quite certain that they would have given it a similar endorsement. Though written in a different style than Durham's work, Steele's NOTES ON REVELATION may be even more valuable in many respects, Steele having taken a more decided position 'in the wilderness.' Steele also had the benefit of many more resources, having written over two centuries later. Steele's aim in writing this book is made clear in his own words taken from the preface,

    "As this work is intended for the instruction and edification of the unlearned, rather than for the entertainment of the learned, words of foreign extract are used as seldom as possible. Practical remarks and reflections are rarely introduced; the principal aim being simply to ascertain and present to the reader the mind of the Holy Spirit. How far this object has been accomplished, is of course left to the judgment of the honest inquirer. The reader, however, in forming his judgment of the value of these NOTES, may be reminded of that inspired rule in searching the Scriptures, 'Comparing spiritual things with spiritual.' To assist him in the application of this divine rule, many chapters and verses are quoted from other parts of the Bible, but especially within the Apocalypse itself; that by concentrating the various rays upon particular texts or symbols, their intrinsic light may be rendered more luminous. Thus the interpretation given, if correct, may be confirmed and illustrated.
    "Appendices include a section on, The New Jerusalem, The Antichrist, The Image of the Beast, The Beast's 'deadly wound,' The Little Book, The Death of the Witnesses, The Mark of the Beast, The First Resurrection, The Identity of the Two Witnesses, Sounding of the Seventh Trumpet and The Title of this Book (i.e. the Book of Revelation -- RB). This work also includes various 'animadversions on the interpretations (of Revelation -- RB), of several among the most learned and approved expositors of Britain and America'."
    "Comments on this work include the four given below, all which were given without the solicitation or knowledge of the author. The Evangelical Repository notes,
    the author adduces a greater number of Scriptural illustrations than any other writer on prophecy we ever met with.
    "Hutcheson writes,
    I can recommend it to any person as condensing the best thoughts to be had on the subject.
    "Brooks says,
    I have derived more knowledge of the Apocalypse from this work than from all other expositions which I have consulted.
    "And finally, John Cunningham comments,
    It is neither a dictionary nor concordance; neither a confession of faith, nor an encyclopedia, but a thesaurus of Theology, embodying the characters of all these.
    "Steele dedicated this work to John Cunningham, author of THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTING." -- Publisher
    Notes on the Apocalypse, David Steele
    "A commentary on the entire book of Revelation from an historicist and postmillennial perspective incorporating the insights of Covenanting principles and a concern for the standards of the Reformed Presbyterian church." -- Publisher
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/8/17/david-steeles-notes-on-the-apocalypse
    Steele, David (1803-1887), Notes on the Apocalypse
    http://archive.org/details/notesonapocalyps00stee
    Steele, David (1803-1887), Notes on the Apocalypse
    http://archive.org/details/notesontheapocal14485gut

    *Swete, Henry B., The Apocalypse of St. John.
    "Masterful exposition of the Greek text. First published in 1906. Amillennial" -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Wylie, Samuel B. (1773-1852), The Two Sons of Oil; or, The Faithful Witness for Magistracy and Ministry Upon a Scriptural Basis (1850 edition, reprinted 1995). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #13, #26. A Christian classic.
    "A Covenanter classic opening Revelation 11:3-4 and Zechariah 4:14. It has been hailed as the 'best presentation of the position of the Covenanter Church that has been written.' Noting that the 'time has been, when the whole body of Presbyterians, in Scotland, England, and Ireland, unanimously subscribed' to these principles, 'for civil and ecclesiastical reformation' and that thousands bled and died for the glorious covenanted cause of civil and ecclesiastical reformation; Wylie sets out to explain and defend 'that cause. Not because it is an ancient cause; not because many have sealed it with their blood; but, because,' as he says, 'I thought it the doctrine of the Bible, and the cause of Christ.' This book explains how to tell if a government (especially a civil government), is faithful to Christ and thus to be obeyed for conscience's sake. It also gives direction regarding when and how to resist (and disassociate), yourself from governments which get their power from 'the beast.' Moreover, this book gives clear testimony as to what the Bible requires of civil magistrates, noting 'that civil rulers should exercise their power in protecting and defending the religion of Jesus.' It also gives plain reasons why dissent from the government of the United States (and other covenant breaking nations), is the legitimate Scriptural pattern." -- Publisher
    The Two Sons of Oil; or, the Faithful Witness for Magistracy and Ministry Upon a Scriptural Basis, Samuel B. Wylie
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualNLs/two-sons-of-oil.htm
    The two Sons of oil, or, The faithful Witness for Magistracy and Ministry Upon a Scriptural Basis (1850),
    Samuel Brown Wylie and James McLeod Willson
    http://archive.org/details/twosonsofoilorfa00wylirich

    See also: Commentaries on the whole bible, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Chapter 5: reference works, and so forth, and so on.

    Related WebLinks

    Reformation Eschatology at Still Waters Revival Books
    http://www.swrb.com/Puritan/reformation-eschatology.htm

    Various authors, Bible commentaries (Revelation), Puritan Bookshelf CD #32
    Other commentaries on Revelation are available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #13 and on Reformation Bookshelf CD #14.

    Martyn Lloyd-Jones Home Page
    http://www.mlj.org.uk/



    Commentaries on the Westminster Standards Including the Westminster Confession of Faith, The Larger Catechism, and The Shorter Catechism

    THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646) is said to be the finest summary of THE HOLY BIBLE available. It is recommended for daily devotions.

    THE SHORTER CATECHISM WITH SCRIPTURE PROOFS is arguably the greatest tract ever created, all factors considered.

    Rutherford's writings during the London years provide a significant commentary of the theology of THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION (1646) and CATECHISMS. -- The Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology

    In the history of the church-state relationship, two major errors have developed: Papalism and Erastianism. The former teaches that the church (i.e., the Pope), is to rule both church and state. The latter maintains that both institutions are under the headship of the civil magistrate. Calvin disavows both. Biblical Christianity, says the Reformer, teaches that these two are separate God-ordained institutions, while at the same time they are both under his law. (i.e., there is a separation in function, but not in authority [emphasis added]). In Romans 13:1-7, we read that civil rulers are God's ministers. Thus, it is incumbent upon civil magistrates to adopt the principles of civil law, i.e., The Ten Commandments and the general equity of the Mosaic judicials, as found in Scripture. Likewise, the church is to be governed by Scriptural ecclesiastical law. The church wields only the sword of the Spirit in dealing with sin, whereas the state wields the sword of iron in accordance with Scripture, in dealing with crime. The state is not to administer the Word of God or the sacraments. It has no authority over the keys of the Kingdom. And the church is not to enter into the affairs of the civil government, other than for advice and counsel. (Institutes IV:11:3; 20:1-13; Commentary on Romans 13:1-7) -- W. Gary Crampton in What Calvin Says

    In the same establishment may be found believers in nearly every dogma of the Popish creed, who nevertheless have declared their faith in articles which are distinctly Calvinistic; and now last, and, to our minds, most sorrowful of all, it comes out that there are men to be found among Caledonia's once sternly truthful sons who can occupy the pulpits and the manses of an orthodox Presbyterian church, and yet oppose her ancient confession of faith. Our complaint is in each case, not that the men changed their views, and threw up their former creeds, but that having done so they did not at once quit the office of minister to the community whose faith they could no longer uphold; their fault is not that they differed, but that, differing, they sought an office of which the prime necessity is agreement. All the elements of the lowest kind of knavery meet in the evil which we now denounce. Treachery is never more treacherous than when it leads a man to stab at a doctrine which he has solemnly engaged to uphold, and for the maintenance of which he receives a livelihood. The office of minister would never wittingly be entrusted by any community to a person who would use it for the overthrow of the principles upon which the community was founded. Such conduct would be suicidal. A sincere belief of the church's creed was avowedly or by implication a part of the qualification which helped the preacher to his stipend, and when that qualification ceases the most vital point of the compact between him and his church is infringed, and he is bound in honor to relinquish an office which he can no longer honestly fulfill." -- Charles Spurgeon in "Ministers Sailing Under False Colours," Sword and Trowel, February, 1870, quoted by John W. Robbins, February 10, 2006

    Read what Charles Hodge [1797-1878], ("who has been called the 'prince of American theologians' says in The Relation of Church and State -- The American Church. Hodge was perhaps the most influential Presbyterian theologian of the nineteenth century, an instructor at Princeton Seminary for decades, and the author of many books, including his three volume SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY." John W. Robbins), says in support of the newly discovered "novel, yet sound, doctrine" of the relationship between Church and State in America. Then decide for yourself if he unscripturally conceded to delivering the Church into the hands of the State in the "American Version, 1789" of THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH. -- Charles Hodge, "The Relation of Church and State -- The American Church," in The Trinity Review, July/August, 1988 The Biblical doctrine of Christian Magistracy functions correctly only when State leadership is Christian, and when the State can be depended upon to wield their sword to protect true religion. The history of the human depravity in State leadership (secular leaders who destroy true religion instead of protecting it), should not cause theologians to abandon sound doctrine as stated in the original WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646). Treachery in State leadership would be far less of a problem if the writers of the US Constitution had not removed the religious test clause of Colonial constitutions. This was done in America with the adoption of the "AMERICAN VERSION" OF THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH and THE U.S. CONSTITUTION in 1789.
    Besides arguing in support of the "AMERICAN VERSION" OF THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION "he [Charles Hodge], repudiated the unhistorical position of those who denied the validity of Roman Catholic baptism . . . Hodge supported slavery in the 1830s, and while he condemned the mistreatment of slaves he did not condemn the institution of slavery itself. The background to this attitude, however, was not primarily his understanding of the Bible's teaching on the matter, but rather his churchmanship. . . .
    "In 1846, however, he became convinced that slavery was wrong, reversing his earlier anti-abolitionist stance, and he then publicly denounced slavery and supported both the Abolitionist movement and President Lincoln (Adams, 2003)." -- http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Charles_Hodge, February 15, 2014
    American Covenanters decried the "American Version." See the Covenanter document:
    Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, William L. Roberts D.D.
    http://archive.org/details/ReformedPresbyterianCatechism

    Many scholars consider alterations to THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646), originally compiled by the Westminster Assembly of Divines, to be a "reverse plagiarism," an alteration of the original document by someone beside the author, which is then passed off to the public, under the original title, as the work of the original authors. "Plagiarize: to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another), as one's own use (a created production), without crediting the source; to commit literary theft: present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source." -- Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary
    Revisers have altered the content of the original WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646), have removed key doctrine related to Christ's Crown and Covenant, and yet have retained the name given by the Westminster Assembly. Consequently, revisers have deceived many in the Church into believing that their alterations are the work of the Westminster Assembly of Divines in 1646.
    Most Presbyterian and Reformed denominations and seminaries today prescribe to THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1789), the "AMERICAN VERSION."
    Rev. Brian Schwertley "was a founding member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in the United States in January 2006, the only indigenous Presbyterian denomination in the United States that has full subscription to the original WESTMINSTER STANDARDS." -- http://www.reformedonline.com

    Ideas have consequences. Because theology is truth, when men delete or alter key doctrines, or replace sound doctrine deducted from God's infallible Word by logic, with human imaginations, then the course of history is changed.
    For a detailed analysis of the devastating consequences to American history caused by non-Biblical alterations in the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) and non-Biblical alterations to constitutional government in the United States see the following:
    The topical listing "A Theological Interpretation of American History"
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chc.html#stiahis
    In Great Britain the Independents and Calvinistic Baptists edited the Westminster Confession (1646) for their own use, but they gave the new confessions a different name, the Savoy Declaration and the Baptist Confession. Certainly this was the honest procedure.
    American Revisions to the Westminster Confession of Faith (1789)
    http://www.opc.org/documents/WCF_orig.html
    Appendix A: Major Changes of the Savoy Declaration
    http://www.bible-researcher.com/wescoappa.html
    Appendix B: Major Changes of the PCUSA (1788-1958)
    http://www.bible-researcher.com/wescoappb.html
    Appendix C: Major Changes of the UPCUSA and PCUS (1958-1983)
    http://www.bible-researcher.com/wescoappc.html

    A question of clarification
    It seems like it has been assumed that we can alter the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646), Belgic Confession of Faith, Heidelberg Catechism, Shorter Catechism, Larger Catechism, Canons of Dordt, Scottish Confession of Faith, etc. If this is what is assumed, then I have a major point of disagreement as it relates to representing a document under a name and authorship which has alterations by another author to the original work. I guess my issue is that we cannot revise the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) as the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646). We can put commentary beside it (and also include authorship of such commentary), or can have our commentary as another document itself but we cannot actually change wording in the document itself and still call it the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646), or any other subordinate standard of a church of Christ across the world. This is rather deceiving to a reader when they get placed in their hands something called the Westminster Standards that has parts in it which the Westminster Assembly that brought it together never could have conceived. I, for my part, was a part of this deception when I was in a church in times past that was associated on an informal level with the PCA and OPC and sold a copy of yellow booklet called the Westminster Standards (which included the WCF [1646], Larger Catechism (with it's one alteration not done by the Westminster Assembly, i.e. LC A. #109 excluding "tolerating a false religion"). I was under the impression that this was the very work of the Westminster Assembly (and also by the nature of the title thought this was the only work of Westminster when in actuality there were three other documents they officially composed), by it's title and its attributed authorship. The only help one gets in the defense of the OPC and PCA is that it has inside the front cover as adopted by the PCA and OPC. The reader on the point of authorship then still doesn't know what is Westminster and what is not.
    "I hope my interpretations of the comments are wrong and that is not being assumed that we can do such to a document that has assigned to it as authorship a particular group of authors that are no longer in existence and haven't been since the mid to late 1600's.
    "What I am not saying is that a faithfully constituted session, presbytery, synod or general assembly cannot alter or clarify their terms of communion (if there are additional attainments of understanding for faith and practice). What I am saying is that if the authors of the said work that is being considered for revision are no longer a part of the authorship, then it cannot properly be considered a revision. Authorship can be considered under a heading of an individual, group of individuals (without being convened as a ecclesiastical or civil governing body), ecclesiastical church court, extraordinary non-ecclesiastical synod (that is called by the civil government in an unsettled state of the church, i.e. the Westminster Assembly), and also a civil governing body can hold authorship. When the existence of that author is no longer around it cannot be said that the work is properly a revision without any qualifications. It is new authorship so there must be a necessary distinction maintained between who wrote what, so as to give honor to whom honor is due or, if the case be censure where censure is due (whatever type appropriate depending on the opinion propagated).
    If I am mistaken in something on this subject, as to what is required in accordance with the 9th commandment, please correct my understanding. Thanks." -- A member of http://groups.yahoo.com/group/covenantedreformationclub/

    The question of Paul, Is Christ divided? is one to which professing Christians have not given sufficient heed, and the evil consequences are abundantly apparent.
    It was deemed essential to the salvation of men that their Redeemer should possess the powers at once of a prophet, a priest, and a king. These offices, while essentially distinct, are necessarily and inseparably connected with one another. Such a union has been by some utterly denied; and its denial has laid foundation for some capital errors, which have exerted a pernicious influence on the Christian church. By others it has been criminally overlooked; and the neglect with which it has been treated has occasioned vague and conflicting conceptions regarding the great work of man's deliverance from sin and wrath by the mediation of the Son of God.
    If, as we presume will be readily admitted, the whole of Christ's offices are necessary to the salvation of fallen man, it follows that they are all essential to the character of the Saviour, and that, of course, we can not suppose him to have existed for a moment without any one of them, as this would suppose him to have been, for the time at least, no Saviour. -- William Symington

    They have set up kings, but not by me: they have made princes, and I knew it not: of their silver and their gold have they made them idols, that they may be cut off. (Hosea 8:4)

    Black, John (1768-1849), Divine and Human Rights, or, The Westminster Confession and the Constitution of the United States Tested by the Holy Scripture. In MISCELLANEOUS, VOL. 6, 1819-1849.

    Bordwine, James E., A Guide to the Westminster Standards: Confession of Faith and Larger Catechism, ISBN: 0940931303 9780940931305.
    One way to be strengthened and encouraged in times of trouble, discouragement, and depressions is to read pure doctrine to remind oneself of what is in fact true.
    "In this volume are the complete texts of the WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646), (both the original and American versions), and the LARGER CATECHISM, together with Scripture proofs and a unique topical index to both the Confession and the Catechism. A GUIDE TO THE WESTMINSTER STANDARDS will be a great help in understanding the Bible and its most complete summaries, the Westminster Standards." -- Publisher
    Includes a unique, 100 page topical index to both the Confession and the Catechism.

    Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), Commentary on the Shorter Catechism, 2 volumes. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #6.
    " 'Two large volumes of over 1300 pages! Boston's work is the most comprehensive reference set ever penned on The Westminster Shorter Catechism. Concerning The Shorter Catechism, A.F. Mitchell states '. . . it is a thoroughly Calvinistic and Puritan catechism, the ripest fruit of the Assembly's thought and experience, maturing and finally fixing the definitions of theological terms to which Puritanism for half a century had been leading up and gradually coming closer and closer to in its legion of catechisms' (The Westminster Assembly . . .). THE SHORTER CATECHISM is the 'king of the catechisms' for shear power of expression, combining logical cogency with succinctness. Boston's exposition is unrivalled; there is nothing else like it. Here you have the cream of Puritan catechisms married to the cream of clear Puritan exposition! This is likely Boston's most important work. A set that will meet numerous needs, ranging from use in family worship, Christian education and personal study, to sermon preparation -- and for help in settling debated questions on the Presbytery floor. A one-of-a-kind set of books that will serve your family for generations to come!" -- Publisher
    "It is worth while to be a Shorter Catechism boy. They grow to be men. And better than that, the are exceedingly apt to grow to be men of God." -- B.B. Warfield
    Boston, Thomas (1677-1732), Shorter Catechism, Comprehending a Complete Body of Divinity (1796), volume 1 of 2
    http://archive.org/details/illustrationofdo01bost
    Boston, The Shorter Catechism, volume 2 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/illustrationofdo02bost
    Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html
    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/
    *Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), Of the Decrees of God. Found in Boston's COMMENTARY ON THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #5.
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/sermons/boston_decree.html

    Brown, John (of Haddington, 1722-1787), Essay Towards an Easy Explication of the Shorter Catechism. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #7.
    "The author has taken great care to correct, enlarge, and improve this edition of his catechism, particularly by adding a great number of Scripture texts in order to more clearly elucidate and confirm different points of doctrine and practice." -- Publisher

    Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), What do Presbyterians Believe? The Westminster Confession, Yesterday and Today.
    We highly recommend the work of Gordon H. Clark. He was one of the greatest minds of the 20th Century. However, this is not a commentary on The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646).
    In "The Reformed Faith and the Westminster Confession," an address given at Weaverville, NC, August 17, 1955, found in the Appendix to this work, Clark eloquently extols the virtues of the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) and condemns neo-orthodoxy for departing from the Word of God found in the Bible.
    Yet, incredibly, one year later, in 1956, he published this work, WHAT DO PRESBYTERIANS BELIEVE? which is a commentary on the "American Version (1789)." To more fully understand Clark's error here and the consequences of such an error see:
    The topical listing "A Theological Interpretation of American History"
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chc.html#stiahis

    Cotton, John (1584-1652, editor), and The Westminster Assembly, New England Primer: Improved for the More Easy Attaining the True Reading of English. To which is added The Assembly of Divines, and Mr. Cotton's Catechism. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language.
    "THE NEW ENGLAND PRIMER was the first textbook ever printed in America and was used to teach reading and Bible lessons in our schools until the twentieth century. In fact, many of the Founders and their children learned to read from THE PRIMER. This pocket-size edition is an historical reprint of the 1777 version used in many schools during the Founding Era." -- Publisher
    "The New England Primer was one of the greatest books ever published. It went through innumerable editions; it reflected in a marvelous way the spirit of the age that produced it, and contributed, perhaps more than any other book except the Bible, to the molding of those sturdy generations that gave to America its liberty and its institutions."
    "The Founding Fathers of this country and other Americans learned to read from this little treasure. There is much that we can learn about them and the way they thought by examining its contents. The true study of history should incorporate the study of what motivated people to do the things they did. This reprint makes for great classroom discussion. It makes for an excellent addition to any American History class at all grade levels and all ages. It is pocket-size, and kids and adults love it. I highly recommend it!" -- Reader's Comment
    "WEBSTER'S BLUE-BACKED SPELLING BOOK and the NEW ENGLAND PRIMER were basic, foundational textbooks used in the schools of our Republic in the 18th and 19th centuries.
    "These two textbooks prove our founding fathers expected moral truths to be taught in every school subject." -- Reader's Comment
    Westminster Assembly (1643-1652). Shorter Catechism; John Cotton (1584-1652), The New-England Primer Improved for the More Easy Attaining the True Reading of English: to Which is Added The Assembly of Divines, and Mr. Cotton's Catechism (1777)
    http://archive.org/details/newenglandprimer00west

    Cunningham, William (1805-1861), The Westminster Confession on the Relationship Between Church and State. Alternate title: REMARKS ON THE TWENTY-THIRD CHAPTER OF THE CONFESSION OF FAITH, AS BEARING ON EXISTING CONTROVERSIES. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #25.
    "Chapter eight excerpted from DISCUSSIONS ON CHURCH PRINCIPLES. Answers the false claims that the Westminster Divines contradicted themselves on this issue and/or that they were Erastians. Proves that changes made to the original Westminster Confession, concerning church and state issues, were in error -- clearly demonstrating why this is so." -- Publisher
    The Westminster Confession on the Relation Between Church and State, William Cunningham
    http://www.westminsterconfession.org/a-godly-society/the-westminster-confession-on-the-relation-between-church-and-state.php

    Dickson, David (1583?-1663), Of God's Eternal Decree. Available in TRUTH'S VICTORY OVER ERROR: A COMMENTARY ON THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH, ISBN: 0851519490 9780851519494. Available (PDF and MP3 files), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "This book is not merely of historical interest; it is also of considerable value now because many of the errors refuted within its pages have surfaced again in the 21st century church under new guises. Christians today can learn a great deal from the faithful witness of former generations who experienced 'truth's victory over error.' TRUTH'S VICTORY OVER ERROR contains David Dickson's lectures on the WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH, delivered to the divinity students of Edinburgh University in the early 1650s. Here then is a commentary written just a few brief years after the Westminster Divines drew up their famous Confession of 1646 by one of their senior contemporaries. Dickson's comments reveal the burning issues of the day and supply fascinating insight into the robust theology of the Scottish Puritans. In the Introduction to the book, Robert Wodrow writes that the author 'as it were, breaks the truths of our Confession small, and prepares them for the meanest capacities.' Here, then, is a useful aid for Christians who want to study and understand the doctrines of the Confession itself. Dickson was concerned to explain the truth and refute error. Not content merely to establish the Confession's articles from Scripture, he also 'guards against the gangrene and poison of contrary errors, with judgment and perspicuity' (Wodrow). Like all true evangelicals, Dickson saw the vital need of expressing the Bible's teaching in both negative and positive propositions." -- Publisher
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/dickson/truthsvictory03.html

    *Dickson, David (1583?-1663), and Robert Woodrow (1679-1734), Truth's Victory Over Error: A Commentary on the Westminster Confession of Faith, 296 pages, ISBN: 0851519490 9780851519494. Alternate title: TRUTH'S VICTORY OVER ERROR: OR, THE TRUE PRINCIPLES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, STATED AND VINDICATED . . . BY THE LATE . . . DAVID DICKSON, . . . TO THIS EDITION IS PREFIXED, A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE, BY . . . ROBERT WODROW, KILMARNOCK, 'THE TRUE PRINCIPLES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, STATED AND VINDICATED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING HERESIES, VIZ, ARIANS, ARMINIANS, ANABAPTISTS, ANTINOMIANS, BROWNISTS, DONATISTS, EPICURIANS, EUTYCHIANS, ERASTIANS, FAMILISTS, JESUITS, INDEPENDENTS, LIBERTINES, MANICHEANS, PELAGIANS, PAPISTS, QUAKERS, SOCINIANS, SABELLIANS, SCEPTICS, VANINIANS, ETC. THE WHOLE BEING A COMMENTARY ON ALL THE CHAPTERS OF THE (Westminster -- RB), 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 . . . TO THIS EDITION IS PREFIXED, A SHORT ACCOUNT OF THE AUTHOR'S LIFE, BY THE LATE MR. ROBERT WODROW . . .' " Available on the Puritan Hard Drive
    "One of the best commentaries on the Westminster Confession of Faith. This item is part of the elder's reading/training list in the Puritan Reformed Church (the church of the Covenanted Reformation)." -- Publisher
    Dickson, David, Truth's Victory Over Error
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/dickson/truthsvictory.html
    Dickson, David, Of Justification from David Dickson's TRUTH'S VICTORY OVER ERROR
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/dickson/truthsvictory11.html
    Dickson, David (1583?-1663), and Robert Wodrow (1679-1734, short account of the Reverend Mr. David Dickson), 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)
    Bound with the author's: TRUE CHRISTIAN LOVE.
    https://archive.org/details/truthove00dick

    *Fisher, James, Ebenezer (1680-1754), and Ralph Erskine, et al., The Westminster Assembly's Shorter Catechism Explained, by way of Question and Answer, Wherein it is Essayed to Bring Forth the Truths of God Contained in That Excellent Composure, more fully than has been attempted in any one of the explicatory Catechisms hitherto published. Part second. Of the Duty Which God Requires of man. Alternate title: FISHER'S CATECHISM -- THE GREAT SCOTTISH COMMENTARY ON THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Dr. M'Crie writes, '(t)his well-known work was very generally employed by ministers as their test-book at the public examinations of their people, when both old and young were duly catechized. This was, in fact, a profound system of divinity, and was especially devoted to an explanation of the Marrow doctrines." -- Cited in the Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 474
    "Mackay notes that it 'displays a rich fund of sound theological practical erudition; and it soon became, and still continues to be, the favorite religious manual in thousands of Scotland's religious families, and had associated his name (i.e. Fisher -- RB), with the Erskines especially as a household word.' (Ibid.)
    "We have also added the original sections of this book that were taken out by the backsliding (American) Presbyterians that published this later edition. And what they left out is very telling about their defection from Reformation attainments. Among other things they deleted sections dealing with worship (iconoclasm), national covenanting, civil government, toleration, capital punishment (as proved from Old Testament case law), baptism, etc. We have placed all these previously excluded questions and answers in a separate section at the front of the book so that it will be easy for you to see what these unfaithful editors did not want you to see. Thus, you still get the benefit of the superior typesetting of this later edition, with the full text as the original (more Reformed), authors intended it." -- Publisher
    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/

    Flavel, John (c. 1630-1691), An Exposition of the Assemblies Catechism (1767)
    http://archive.org/details/anexpositionass00flavgoog
    An Exposition of the Assembly's Shorter Catechism, John Flavel (1630-1691)
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/resources/flavel/wsc_fl_001.html
    An Exposition of the Assembly's Shorter Catechism
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/

    Kelly, Douglas F., Philip B. Rollinson, and Frederick T. Marsh, The Westminster Shorter Catechism in Modern English, ISBN: 0875525482 9780875525488.
    "Since its completion in 1646 the WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM has been unsurpassed as a concise tool for teaching the Reformed understanding of Scripture. Though the truths of the catechism are unchanging, the English language has undergone many changes, which have made using the catechism in its original form increasingly difficult." -- Publisher

    McDowell, John (1780-1863), Theology, in a Series of Sermons in the Order of the Westminster Shorter Catechism (1826).
    McDowell, John, Theology, in a Series of Sermons in the Order of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, volume 1 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/theologyinseries01mcdo
    McDowell, John, Theology, in a Series of Sermons in the Order of the Westminster Shorter Catechism, volume 2 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/theologyinserie02mcdo

    McKnight, William John, Covenanting, Communion and Confessions: With a Short Summary of the Westminster Confession of Faith [1646] Deals With the Terms of Communion as They Relate to the Reformation Creeds and the Westminster Confession. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Defends creedalism and the historic progress evident in the faithful creeds. Touches on covenanting. Contains a useful summary of every chapter of the WCF [1646]. In classic Reformed Presbyterian style, the author notes the testimony of the martyrs in leaving 'a noble example for us and our posterity to follow, in contending for all divine truth, and in testifying against all contrary evils, which may exist in the corrupt constitutions of either church or state.'
    "A strong little book that should be considered by all those seeking the purity and peace of the church. Holds to the strict old covenanted Presbyterian position. Justifies the maintaining of the separate existence of a denomination that will faithfully testify against sin, and the excluding from the Lord's table those that do not so testify. Gives numerous examples of backsliding in regard to specific truths of Scripture. Proclaims that 'the Word of God teaches unequivocally that the Commandments are equally binding.' This includes the first commandment as it relates to Christ's Kingship over the nations (and dissent from immoral civil governments which will not recognize and obey Christ as King and law giver); and the second commandment concerning purity of worship (as against 'all devising, counselling, using, and any wise approving, any religious worship not instituted by God Himself,' such as the use of songs other than the Psalms and the Popish use of musical instruments in public worship). Maintains that violation of these commandments are grounds for barring a person from the Lord's table. Shows how close communion is nothing more than the old Presbyterian view, in keeping with the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) and John Calvin when he stated 'We are only contending about the true and lawful constitution of the church, required in the communion not only of the sacraments (which are the signs of profession), but also especially of doctrine' (John Calvin, Institutes 2.12). Also includes an excellent discussion of essentials and non-essentials, as they relate to the Lord's supper and salvation. The best short book on the Lord's supper that we have seen. Written by an RPCNA minister in large easy-to-read type." -- Publisher

    McKnight, William John, A Study in Standards: Meant to be a Companion-piece to THE YOUNG PEOPLE'S MANUAL.

    McKnight, William John, and Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America, The Young People's Manual Setting Forth in Plain Terms What we of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America Believe and why we Believe it, 1929. The Young People's Manual
    http://books.google.com/books?id=Cm1gHAAACAAJ&dq=The+Young+People's+Manual&hl=en&sa=X&ei=JRa5ULajAcW7iwKwyoDoCA&ved=0CDMQ6AEwAg

    Mitchell, Alexander F. (1822-1899), Catechisms of the Second Reformation, ISBN: 9070009315 9789070009311. Later published as RUTHERFORD'S CATECHISM CONTAINING THE SUM OF CHRISTIAN RELIGION (Preface and editing by James A. Dickson). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10.
    "Part 1: The Shorter Catechism and its Puritan Precursors. Part 2: Rutherford's and other Scottish Catechisms of the same epoch. Includes a historical introduction and biographical notices. Explains the composition and sources of the Catechisms of the Westminster Assembly. Gives specimens of the Catechisms which were previously in use among the doctrinal Puritans in England and Scotland and those laid before the Assembly. Mitchell was Professor of Ecclesiastical History at the University of St. Andrews." -- Publisher
    Catechisms of the Second Reformation . . . (1886)
    http://archive.org/details/catechismsofseco00mitc
    Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html

    Morecraft, Joseph C., III, Authentic Christianity: An Exposition of the Theology and Ethics of the Westminster Larger Catechism, 5 volumes, ISBN: 9780984064137 0984064133.
    "Not since 1731 has the Reformed world seen a comprehensive commentary on . . . THE WESTMINSTER LARGER CATECHISM. Even that earlier two-volume masterpiece by Thomas Ridgeley does not rival the depth and breadth of this contribution to Reformed doctrine provided by Rev. Joseph C. Morecraft, III. Culminating a lifetime of learning, preaching, and pastoral care, this five-volume work incorporates the most stalwart of Reformed theology from recent centuries as well as past masters, and exegetes the teachings of the CATECHISM through potent insight, consistent application, and relentless recourse to God's Word. In a time when the church faces many doctrinal challenges, Morecraft's commentary calls her back to the foundations of the Reformed faith, directing her to the spiritual power of God's Word as taught in the LARGER CATECHISM. In a time when even the Reformed lose heart and begin to tinker and modify their understanding of their own standards, Morecraft's commentary directs us to a clear confession of faith. In these volumes, AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANITY: AN EXPOSITION OF THE THEOLOGY AND ETHICS OF THE WESTMINSTER LARGER CATECHISM, as he demonstrates, we find relevant solution to the challenges we face, and the power to transform individuals, families, and entire cultures today." -- Publisher

    Morris, Edward D., Theology of the Westminster Symbols: A Commentary Historical, Doctrinal, Practical, on the Confession of Faith and Catechism and the Related Formularies of the Presbyterian Churches. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Published in 1900, this massive 857 page commentary has a later American flavor to it. The author 'has desired not merely to set forth the Presbyterian theology of the seventeenth century as embodied in these Symbols, but as well to indicate though only in outline the interesting evolution of that theology from the historic germ, to describe its normal growth through the succeeding ages, and to exhibit as far as practicable its remarkable effect and fruitage as seen in the belief and teachings of living Presbyterianism.' NATURE AND USE OF CREEDS (1900). The first chapter of THEOLOGY OF THE WESTMINSTER SYMBOLS above. A good defense of the necessity of creeds, the importance of doctrine, the formulation of creeds, historic development, theories of subscription, etc." -- Publisher

    *Pribble, Stephen, and The Westminster Assembly of Divines (1643-1652), Scripture Index to the Westminster Standards. Alternate title: THE COMPLETE SCRIPTURE INDEX TO THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION (1646), LARGER AND SHORTER CATECHISMS. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press.
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/index01.htm
    Bordwine, James, A Guide to the Westminster Standards: Confession of Faith and Larger Catechism (Unicoi, TN: (The Trinity Foundation), ISBN: 0940931303 9780940931305.
    Includes a unique, 100-page topical index to both the Confession and the Catechism.

    Ridgeley, Thomas, and John Wilson (editor), Commentary on the Larger Catechism, 1731, ISBN: 0921148305 9780921148302. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Originally entitled: A BODY OF DIVINITY: WHEREIN THE DOCTRINES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION ARE EXPLAINED AND DEFENDED. BEING THE SUBSTANCE OF SEVERAL LECTURES ON THE ASSEMBLY'S LARGER CATECHISM, we have re-titled it to better reflect its contents for contemporary readers. Consisting of over 1300 pages, this massive and extensive two-volume commentary on the WESTMINSTER LARGER CATECHISM is unrivaled in scope or extensiveness. Ridgeley himself notes, in 'The Author's Preface' (p. ix), 'The work is large, but the vast variety of subjects will render it more tolerable. . . . especially since it is rather designed to be read in families than committed to memory . . .' The editor of this edition, John Wilson, pronounces Ridgeley's work as 'the best book of its class,' stating, 'no book in the English language, or, so far as I know, in any other, will serve so efficiently the purposes of a daily companion to a reflecting Christian in his inquiries into Divine truth, or a guide to a candidate for the Christian ministry in introducing him to his theological studies (p. xi). 'In 1731 appeared the first edition of Mr. Ridgeley's great work -- that in connection with which chiefly his name lives in history, and whose influence, as an instrument of good, will probably render him celebrated and useful for generations to come . . .(p. xxii).' Moreover he continues, 'a taste, however, for the racy and substantial theological writings of the days of Britain's moral giants has of late revived; and it will scarcely fail to adopt, as one of the richest dishes of its multifarious banquet for the intellect and the soul, Dr. Ridgeley's Body of Divinity (p. xxi).'
    "Additionally, Wilson concludes his 'Life of the Author' with these words, 'His method of reasoning he has adapted to the capacities of those who are unacquainted with the abstruse terms made use of by metaphysicians and schoolmen, and when introduced into subjects of theology, have a tendency rather to perplex than to improve the mind. His scheme of divinity is evidently Calvinistic; but; then, he has explained his subjects with so much moderation and latitude, as to obviate many of the objections raised against the system of doctrines that passes under that name. Upon the whole, it is probable that the English language does not furnish a work of this nature that, for perspicuity of language, extent of research, accuracy of judgment, and judicious description of the numerous subjects that fall under examination, any way equals this work of Dr. Ridgeley . . . he was accounted one of the most considerable divines of his age' (emphasis added, p. xxiii)." -- Publisher
    Ridgley, Thomas (1667?-1734), and John M. Wilson, A Body of Divinity: Wherein the Doctrines of the Christian Religion are Explained and Defended: Being the Substance of Several Lectures on the Assembly's Larger catechism (1855), volume 1 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/bodyofdivinity01ridg
    Ridgley, A Body of Divinity: Wherein the Doctrines of the Christian Religion are Explained and Defended, volume 2 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/bodyofdivinitywh02ridgiala
    Westminster Larger Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/wlc_w_proofs/index.html

    *Roberts, William Louis (1798-1864), The Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, ISBN: 0524065543 9780524065549. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available from ATLA 1991-2638.
    A magnificent catechism that sets forth the Crown Rights of The King of Glory and Lord of Lords. It also presents incontrovertible evidence that the United States Constitution is not a Christian document, and that it is, in fact, a slavery document.
    "A manual of instruction, drawing from such notable authors as William Symington and J.R. Willson, presenting 'arguments and facts confirming and illustrating the 'Distinctive Principles' of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Chapters deal with: 'Christ's Mediatorial Dominion in General;' Christ's Exclusive Headship Over the Church;' 'The Supreme and Ultimate Authority of the Word of God in the Church;' Civil Government, the Moral Ordinance of God;' Christ's Headship Over the Nations;' 'The Subjection of the Nations to God and to Christ;' The Word, or Revealed Will of God, the Supreme Law in the State;' 'The Duty of Nations, in Their National Capacity, to Acknowledge and Support the True Religion:' 'The Spiritual Independence of the Church of Christ:' 'The Right and Duty of Dissent From an Immoral Constitution of Civil Government;' 'The Duty of Covenanting, and the Permanent Obligations of Religious Covenants;' 'The Application of These Principles to the Governments, Where Reformed Presbyterians Reside, in the Form of a Practical Testimony;' and finally 'Application of the Testimony to the British Empire. . . .' -- Publisher
    Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, William L. Roberts D.D.
    http://archive.org/details/ReformedPresbyterianCatechism
    Roberts, William, On the Mediatorial Dominion of The Lord Jesus Christ, excerpted from THE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CATECHISM.
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/reformedpresbyterian/roberts_rp_catechism_section_01_mediatorial_dominion.html
    Roberts, William, The Exclusive Headship of The Lord Jesus Christ Over the Church of God, excerpted from the REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CATECHISM.
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/reformedpresbyterian/roberts_rp_catechism_section_02_christs_headship_over_the_church.html
    Roberts, William, Civil Government the Moral Ordinance of God, excerpted from THE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CATECHISM.
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/reformedpresbyterian/roberts_rp_catechism_section_04_civil_government.html
    Roberts, William, On Christ's Headship Over the Nations, excerpted from THE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CATECHISM.
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/reformedpresbyterian/roberts_rp_catechism_section_05_christs_headship_over_nations.html
    Roberts, William, The Subjection of the Nations to God and to Christ, excerpted from the REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CATECHISM.
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/reformedpresbyterian/roberts_rp_catechism_section_06_subjection_of_nations_to_christ.html
    See also: "The Scottish Covenanting Struggle, Alexander Craighead, and the Mecklenburg Declaration," SECRET PROCEEDINGS AND DEBATES OF THE CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION, CONSPIRACY IN PHILADELPHIA: THE ORIGINS OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION, and A THEOLOGICAL INTERPRETATION OF AMERICAN HISTORY.

    *Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), The Divine Right of Church Government and Excommunication: A Peaceable Dispute for the Perfection of the Holy Scripture in Point of Ceremonies and Church Government in Which the Removal of the Service Book is Justified. . . , facsimile, 1646, also contains: "Scandal and Christian Libertie." Alternate title: JUS DIVINUM REGIMINIS ECCLESIASTICI. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #9 and #24.
    "Over 750 pages which Walker says 'contains the amplest exposition and vindication of our old ecclesiastical principles.' Rutherford here gives a classic defense of Presbyterianism, touching on both church government and 'the due and just power of the Magistrate in matters of Religion.' Regarding worship, he touches on imagery, idolatry, things indifferent, ceremonies and will worship. Sherman Isbell describes this book as follows: 'Rutherford asserts that there is delineated in the NT a form of Church government by elders and Presbyteries which is of permanent obligation; more-over, that discipline and suspension from the sacraments are vested with church officers rather than with the Christian civil magistrate. The book also expounds the Westminster Assembly's principle that the mode of acceptable worship is regulated by the will of Christ as king speaking in the Scriptures; the Church is not at liberty to alter or invent anything in worship or government which goes beyond the pattern in God's Word. Rutherford's writings during the London years provide a significant commentary on the theology of the Westminster Confession and Catechisms.' Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, pp. 735-36). An exceedingly rare gem by this celebrated Presbyterian divine and Scottish commissioner to the famous Westminster Assembly." -- Publisher
    http://www.naphtali.com/jusextrc.htm

    Shaw, Robert, An Exposition of the Confession of Faith of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, 1845. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    " 'All that learning the most profound and extensive, intellect the most acute and searching, and piety the most sincere and earnest, could accomplish, was thus concentrated in the Westminster Assembly's CONFESSION OF FAITH, which may be safely termed the most perfect statement of Systematic Theology ever framed by the Christian Church,' writes William Hetherington in THE HISTORY OF THE WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES. The WCF [1646] is without a doubt the greatest human confession ever written, 'being the chiefest part of that uniformity in religion, which by the Solemn League and Covenant' the British Isles are bound, even to this day, to uphold and defend -- in both church and state! Shaw's Exposition is the standard work on the WCF [1646], for he admittedly states 'that he has not found it necessary to differ from the compilers of the Confession in any one point of doctrine.' This edition includes an introductory essay by Hetherington defending the use of Confessions in general and the WCF [1646] in particular. Hetherington also gives a brief outline of the historical context of the period in which the WCF [1646] was composed while demonstrating the harmonious nature of the Reformational Creeds and Confessions." -- Publisher
    The Reformed Faith: An Exposition of the Westminster Confession of Faith, by Robert Shaw with an introductory essay by W.M. Hetherington
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/shaw/index.html

    Smith, Morton H., Harmony of the Westminster Confession and Catechisms.
    "In this wonderful volume, Dr. Morton H. Smith helpfully lists together the various corresponding parts of the WESTMINSTER CONFESSION AND CATECHISMS. This harmony will be of invaluable use for Bible Studies, Sunday Schools, as well as other venues.
    "THE WESTMINSTER STANDARDS are unsurpassed among confessional statements in precision and comprehensiveness and few would deny that they deserve close reading and careful study. But it is easy to be overwhelmed by the breadth and depth of the STANDARDS, and as a result many parts are often neglected. The CONFESSION's statements about Scripture, and the doctrines of God, predestination, providence, and the person and work of Christ, as well as the famous first question of the SHORTER CATECHISM, are, of course, known to many. But few have been introduced to what the STANDARDS have to say about sanctification, faith, ethics, prayer, the sacraments, the church, etc. Even fewer have been introduced to the LARGER CATECHISM which expands on points covered in the CONFESSION AND SHORTER CATECHISM, and at times, provides material that can be found nowhere else in the STANDARDS.
    "THE HARMONY was designed to remedy this situation. First, the distinct, somewhat self-contained paragraphs of the Confession are used as the anchors of the work and these smaller, digestible pieces are easier to follow and grasp. Second, points made by the CONFESSION are, of course, often reiterated by the CATECHISMS. This repetition helps with retention and comparison of the documents also forces one to look more closely at each statement. Third, all of the statements of the CATECHISMS are included in THE HARMONY. This especially makes the LARGER CATECHISM more accessible. Fourth, the wide margins provide space for personal notes. THE HARMONY has, therefore, been a useful and popular tool for the study of the STANDARDS for many decades. It is our prayer that it will continue in its usefulness for many more, helping God's people to see the beauty and richness of the faith that has been so carefully summarized in THE STANDARDS, and ultimately, driving them back to the Word of God and the worship and service of our great God and Savior. Soli Deo Gloria!" -- Publisher

    Vincent, Thomas (1634-1678), Shorter Catechism Explained From Scripture, ISBN: 085151314X. Alternate title: THE SHORTER CATECHISM OF THE WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY EXPLAINED AND PROVED FROM SCRIPTURE and AN EXPLANATION OF THE ASSEMBLY'S SHORTER CATECHISM. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
    "Forty Puritans including John Owen, Thomas Manton, Thomas Brooks and Thomas Watson recommended this useful volume as a very worth aid for family instruction. This volume gives parents very simple explanations to take their children through the WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM."
    Vincent, Thomas (1634-1678), An Explanation of the Assembly's Shorter Catechism
    http://archive.org/details/explanationofass00vinc
    Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html
    Westminster Shorter Catechism Project: Body of Divinity Contained in Sermons Upon the Assembly's Catechism by the Rev. Thomas Watson
    "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/

    Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), Body of Divinity: Contained in Sermons Upon the Westminster Assembly's Catechism, ISBN: 0851511449. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The first book published by the Trust [The Banner of Truth Trust -- compiler], this has been one of the best sellers and consistently the most useful and influential of our publications . . . It deals with the foremost doctrinal and experimental truths of the Christian faith . . . It is based on the Westminster Assembly's SHORTER CATECHISM, in which the main principles of Christianity that lie scattered in the Scriptures are brought together and set forth in the form of question and answer. This catechism is unsurpassed for its 'terse exactitude of definition' and 'logical elaboration' of the fundamentals. . . . Watson conveys his thorough doctrinal and experimental knowledge of the truth in such an original, concise, pithy, pungent, racy, rich, and illustrative style that he is rightly regarded as the most readable of the Puritans." -- Publisher
    "As an introduction to Puritan theology, as a short and sweet course in Christian doctrine, as devotional reading, and as a preacher's gold-mine, Watson's work can hardly be praised too highly." -- J.I. Packer.
    "Contains Watson's exposition of the WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM, excluding the Lord's Prayer and the Ten Commandments." -- Great Christian Books
    Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), A Body of Practical Divinity Sermons on the Shorter Catechism of the Westminster Assembly, also Select Sermons on Various Subjects, Together with The Art of Divine Contentment, and Christ's Various Fulness (1859)
    http://archive.org/details/bodyofpracticald00watsuoft
    Westminster Shorter Catechism Project: Body of Divinity Contained in Sermons Upon the Assembly's Catechism by the Rev. Thomas Watson
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/resources/vincent/wsc_vi_001.html?page_id=205
    Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html
    The Complete Scripture Index to the Westminster Confession (1646), Larger and Shorter Catechisms. Alternate title: SCRIPTURE INDEX TO THE WESTMINSTER STANDARDS. Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/index01.htm
    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/
    Bordwine, James, A Guide to the Westminster Standards: Confession of Faith and Larger Catechism, ISBN: 0940931303 9780940931305.
    Includes a unique, 100-page topical index to both the Confession and the Catechism.

    Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), The Lord's Prayer, ISBN: 0851511457. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Watson's three works on the WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM is concluded by his exposition of the Lord's Prayer. In this book he analyses in detail the Preface to the prayer and the six petitions. His treatment of the second petition ('thy Kingdom come'), is exceptionally full and illuminating. This book affords instruction and practical help to praying Christians." -- Publisher
    "A full and powerful Puritan exposition of the Lord's Prayer. So excellent that it may be without equal." -- Great Christian Books
    "A part of the writer's famous BODY OF DIVINITY. An excellent exposition combining sound doctrine with practical application." -- Cyril J. Barber
    The Lord's Prayer, Thomas Watson
    http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/ipb-e/epl-watson-lprayer.html
    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/

    Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), The Ten Commandments, ISBN: 0851516815. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "In this book Watson continues his exposition of the SHORTER CATECHISM drawn up by the Westminster Assembly. Watson was one of the most popular preachers in London during the Puritan era . . . The series of three volumes, of which this is the second (the BODY OF DIVINITY is first and THE LORD'S PRAYER third), makes an ideal introduction to Puritan literature. There are few matters about which the Puritans differ more from present-day Christians than in their assessment of the importance of the Ten Commandments. The Commandments, they held, are the first thing in Christianity which the natural man needs to be taught and they should be the daily concern of the Christian to the last. In this book Watson examines the moral law as a whole as well as bringing out the meaning and force of each particular commandment. In view of the important function of the law in Christian life and evangelism, this is a most valuable volume." -- Publisher
    "Excellent study. Highly recommended for personal and group study. The need for understanding the Law of God is always of great importance for the Christian. Watson is an excellent expositor of it." -- Great Christian Books
    "The most famous commentary on the Ten Commandments was by Lancelot Andrews (1555-1626), a huge folio. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    The Ten Commandments, Thomas Watson
    http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/ipb-e/epl-watson-10cm.html
    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 Divines (1643-1653), The Shorter Catechism With Scripture Proofs (Carlisle, PA [P.O. Box 621, Carlisle 17013, USA]: The Banner of Truth Trust), ISBN: 0851512658. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Arguably the greatest tract ever created, all factors considered.
    The Shorter Catechism With Scripture Proofs
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html
    *Westminster Shorter Catechism
    "The Shorter Catechism, With the Assembly's Proof Texts."
    Free downloadable PDF file.
    http://www.greenvillepresbyterian.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/shorter-catechism.pdf
    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/
    See also: The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646, The Westminster Standards), and Related Works: A Study Guide
    http://www.lettermen2.com/suggest.html

    *Westminster Assembly (1643-1652), The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) [completed and first printed in 1646, approved by the Assembly, August 27, 1647, Session 23 -- compiler] (Glasgow, Scotland: Free Presbyterian Publication [133 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6LE], 1994), ISBN: 0902506080 (casebound), and ISBN: 0902506358 (paperback). Among the ten greatest works in the English language. Available (THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646) with all its subordinate documents in searchable format) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Also available (THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646) with all its subordinate documents in searchable format) on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
    Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) With Scripture Proofs
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_with_proofs/
    Westminster Assembly (1643-1652), The Confession of Faith, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, With the Scripture Proofs at Large: Together With The sum of Saving Knowledge (contained in the Holy Scriptures, and held forth in the said Confession and Catechisms), and Practical use Thereof, Covenants National and Solemn League, Acknowledgment of Sins and Engagement to Duties, Directories, Form of Church-government, &c. of Public Authority in the Church of Scotland, With Acts of Assembly and Parliament, Relative to, and Approbative of the Same (1757) [the original version of 1646, prior to the changes of the "American Version" of 1789 -- compiler]
    http://archive.org/details/confessionofscot00chur
    " 'The product of Puritan conflict,' stated Shedd, reaching 'a perfection of statement never elsewhere achieved.' All that learning the most profound and extensive, intellect the most acute and searching, and piety the most sincere and earnest, could accomplish, was thus concentrated in the Westminster Assembly's Confession of Faith, which may be safely termed the most perfect statement of Systematic Theology ever framed by the Christian Church,' writes Hetherington. (The History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, p. 345).
    "Concerning The Shorter Catechism, which is one of the items also included in this book, Mitchell notes: 'it is a thoroughly Calvinistic and Puritan catechism, the ripest fruit of the Assembly's thought and experience, maturing and finally fixing the definitions of theological terms to which Puritanism for half a century had been leading up and gradually coming closer and closer to in its legion of catechisms.' (Westminster Assembly: Its History and Standards, p. 431).
    "THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646) is the greatest of all the creeds of the Christian church. The church of Christ cannot be creedless and live. Especially in an age of doubt and confusion, it is her duty to define and proclaim the one true faith. Nowhere has the Reformed church done this so effectively as in the WESTMINSTER CONFESSION, and family of documents. This book represents Reformed thinking at its purest and best. It was intended, as part of the Covenanted Reformation taking place during its compilation, to be adopted as the binding confessional standard for every individual, family, court, church, and legislature in the British Isles." -- Publisher
    This is considered to be the definitive publication of the Westminster family of documents. It includes the following:

    1. "To the Christian Reader, Especially Heads of Families"
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_standards/index.html?mainframe=/documents/wcf_standards/p005-to_head_of_families.html
    2. "Mr. Thomas Manton's Epistle to the Reader"
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_standards/index.html?mainframe=/documents/wcf_standards/p005-to_head_of_families.html
    3. THE CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646), the full and original edition with Scripture proofs written out
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_with_proofs/
    4. THE LARGER CATECHISM with Scripture proofs written out
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wlc_w_proofs/index.html
    5. THE SHORTER CATECHISM with Scripture proofs written out
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html
    6. THE SUM OF SAVING KNOWLEDGE
      http://www.reformed.org/master/index.html?mainframe=/documents/sum/sum.html
    7. "The National Covenant"
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_standards/index.html?mainframe=/documents/wcf_standards/p345-nat_covenant.html
    8. "The Solemn League and Covenant"
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_standards/index.html?mainframe=/documents/wcf_standards/p355-solemn_league.html
    9. "A Solemn Acknowledgement of Publick Sins and Breaches of the Covenant; and a Solemn Engagement to all the Duties Contained Therein"
      http://www.truecovenanter.com/covenants/scotland_covenant_renewal_1648.html
    10. THE DIRECTORY FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_standards/index.html?mainframe=/documents/wcf_standards/p369-direct_pub_worship.html
    11. THE FORM OF PRESBYTERIAL CHURCH GOVERNMENT
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_standards/index.html?mainframe=/documents/wcf_standards/p395-form_presby_gov.html
    12. "The Directory for Family-Worship, Approved by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, for Piety and Uniformity in Secret and Private Worship, and Mutual Edification"
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_standards/index.html
    THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646) is said to be the finest summary of THE HOLY BIBLE available. It is recommended for daily devotions. See the following resources:
    1. THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE WESTMINSTER STANDARDS AS A CREED
      http://www.fpcr.org/blue_banner_articles/signific.htm
    2. "The Complete Scripture Index to the Westminster Confession (1646), Larger and Shorter Catechisms." Alternate title: SCRIPTURE INDEX TO THE WESTMINSTER STANDARDS. Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications [and] Protestant Heritage Press CD. Also available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    3. Bordwine, James, A GUIDE TO THE WESTMINSTER STANDARDS: CONFESSION OF FAITH AND LARGER CATECHISM, ISBN: 0940931303 9780940931305.
      Includes a unique, 100-page topical index to both the CONFESSION and the LARGER CATECHISM.
    4. WESTMINSTER LARGER CATECHISM WITH PROOF TEXTS
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/wlc_w_proofs/index.html
    5. THE SHORTER CATECHISM WITH SCRIPTURE PROOFS.
      Arguably the greatest tract ever created, all factors considered.
      http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html
      THE SHORTER CATECHISM
      Free downloadable PDF file.
      http://www.greenvillepresbyterian.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/shorter-catechism.pdf
    6. 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/
    7. Commentaries on the Westminster Standards Including the Westminster Confession of Faith, The Larger Catechism, and The Shorter Catechism
      http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr3ch.html#cwswcsc
    8. The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646), (The Westminster Standards), and Related Works: A Study Guide
      http://www.lettermen2.com/suggest.html
    9. The Scottish Covenanted Reformation continued the work of The Westminster Assembly. David Steel (1803-1887), is considered to be one of the most faithful Covenanter ministers in America. Notice that the citation following is an authorized, complete edition of their final TESTIMONY.
      Reformed Presbytery of North America ("Steelite"), David Steele (1803-1887), John Thorburn (1730?-1788), John Courtass (d. 1795), et al., ACT, DECLARATION, AND TESTIMONY, FOR THE WHOLE OF THE COVENANTED REFORMATION, AS ATTAINED TO, AND ESTABLISHED IN, BRITAIN AND IRELAND; PARTICULARLY BETWIXT THE YEARS 1638 AND 1649, INCLUSIVE. AS, ALSO, AGAINST ALL THE STEPS OF DEFECTION FROM SAID REFORMATION, WHETHER IN FORMER OR LATER TIMES, SINCE THE OVERTHROW OF THAT GLORIOUS WORK, DOWN TO THIS PRESENT DAY (1876) (Philadelphia, PA: Printed by Rue and Jones, 1876).
      This is a new edition of the Ploughlandhead Testimony of 1761. It was the subordinate standard of the original "Steelite" Reformed Presbytery that was constitutes in 1840.
      https://archive.org/details/actdeclarationte00refo
    10. Church and State
      Works listed here discuss the decline of the influence of Calvinism and the Covenanted Reformation in Great Britain and the United States. The various alterations to the Westminster Standards are also discussed.
      http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chc.html#churchstate
    11. Heresies Defined and the Necessity of Heresies Explained, by George Gillespie, Scottish Commissioner to the Assembly of Divines at Westminster
      http://www.truecovenanter.com/gillespie/ggilles09.html

    Westminster Assembly of Divines (1643-1652), Scripture Index to the Westminster Standards. Alternate title: THE COMPLETE SCRIPTURE INDEX TO THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION (1646), LARGER AND SHORTER CATECHISMS. Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/index01.htm
    Bordwine, James, A Guide to the Westminster Standards: Confession of Faith and Larger Catechism, ISBN: 0940931303 9780940931305.
    Includes a unique, 100-page topical index to both the Confession and the Catechism.

    Whitecross, John, The Shorter Catechism Illustrated, ISBN: 1932474080 9781932474084.
    The Shorter Catechism Illustrated, John Whitecross
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/resources/whitecross/wsc_wh_001.html
    Illustrations of the Shorter Catechism for Children and Youth (1864), Jonathan Cross [Whitecross -- compiler]
    http://archive.org/details/illustrationsoft01crosuoft

    Whyte, Alexander (1836-1921), A Commentary on the Shorter Catechism
    http://archive.org/details/commentaryonshor00whytuoft
    Whyte, Alexander (1836-1921), A Commentary on the Shorter Catechism
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/resources/whyte/wsc_whyte_001.html

    Williamson, G.I. (Gerald Irvin), The Westminster Confession of Faith [1646] for Study Classes, ISBN: 0875525385. A Christian classic.
    "Describes the Christian faith. You will also find this treatment excellent in coverage and application to contemporary living. Examples of divergent doctrine, problems with other philosophy and cultural standards are presented. The arguments and Q&A after each section makes it practical for knowing and living a Christian life. This is not feel-good theology, but how intelligent and responsible people can seek to understand the breadth of scripture in a concise book." -- Publisher
    The Complete Scripture Index to the Westminster Confession (1646), Larger and Shorter Catechisms. Alternate title: SCRIPTURE INDEX TO THE WESTMINSTER STANDARDS. Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/index01.htm
    Bordwine, James, A Guide to the Westminster Standards: Confession of Faith and Larger Catechism, ISBN: 0940931303 9780940931305.
    Includes a unique, 100-page topical index to both the Confession and the Catechism.

    See also: The westminster confession of faith (1646, westminster standards) and related works, the westminster assembly, Church and state, and so forth, and so on.


    Related WebLinks

    The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646, The Westminster Standards), and Related Works: A Study Guide
    http://www.lettermen2.com/suggest.html

    *Scripture Index to the Westminster Standards. Alternate title: THE COMPLETE SCRIPTURE INDEX TO THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION (1646), LARGER AND SHORTER CATECHISMS.
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/index01.htm

    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

    Church and State
    See here a discussion of the decline of the influence of Calvinism and the Covenanted Reformation in Great Britain and the United States. Alterations to the Westminster Standards are also discussed.
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chc.html#churchstate

    American Revisions to the Westminster Confession of Faith (1789)
    http://www.opc.org/documents/WCF_orig.html
    Appendix A: Major Changes of the Savoy Declaration
    http://www.bible-researcher.com/wescoappa.html
    Appendix B: Major Changes of the PCUSA (1788-1958)
    http://www.bible-researcher.com/wescoappb.html
    Appendix C: Major Changes of the UPCUSA and PCUS (1958-1983)
    http://www.bible-researcher.com/wescoappc.html

    Schwertley, Brain, Social Covenanting, Part 23: A Critique of the Revised Confession of Faith.
    "What effect did the revision of the WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH by Presbyterians in America have on the country?"
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=114121359170

    Authority: Biblical, Confessional, Ecclesiastical in CROSSED FINGERS: HOW THE LIBERALS CAPTURED THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, by Gary North
    http://entrewave.com/freebooks/docs/html/gncf/Chapter03.htm

    Regulations at Yale College (1745),
    Showing the centrality of Calvinism and the Westminster Confession (1646), in Colonial higher education.
    http://www.constitution.org/primarysources/yale.html

    Murray, David, Westminster Skeletons (1): 70 Teaching Outlines on the Shorter Catechism, (Dec. 3, 2012)
    http://headhearthand.org/blog/2012/12/03/westminster-skeletons/



    Practical Expository Sermons

    For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father which sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
    And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatsoever I speak therefore, even as the Father said unto me, so I speak.
    -- The Lord Jesus Christ (John 12:49,50)

    And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ. (Acts 5:42)

    Preaching is the instrument of Christ's rule over the church; it is a sign of God's presence. Calvin writes that "the scepter of his [Christ's], Kingdom is the gospel" (Commentary on Hosea 1:11). By means of preaching, Christ advances his Kingdom in this world; "he subdues the world to himself by the preaching of the gospel." (Commentary on Acts 1:8), -- W. Gary Crampton

    It is not the letter of the Word that ordinarily doth convert, but the spiritual meaning of it, as revealed and expounded. There is the letter, the husk; and there is the spirit, the kernel, and when we by expounding the Word do open the husk, out drops the kernel. It is the meaning of the word which is the word indeed, it is the sense of it which is the soul. Now, preaching in a more special manner reveals God's word. When an ointment box is once opened, then it casts its saviour about; and when the juice of a medicinal herb is once strained out and applied, then it heals. And so it is the spiritual meaning of the Word let into the heart which converts it and turns it to God. -- Thomas Goodwin

    Read the Puritan sermons, for instance. They expounded the Word fully, and then they gave application after application to everyday life to show that every situation was covered by the Scriptures. . . . -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    Adams, Jay E., Preaching to the Heart: A Heart-to-Heart Discussion With Preachers of the Word, ISBN: 1889032344 9781889032344.
    "Acts 2:37 and 7:54 describe preaching that struck squarely at the heart and evoked a definitive response from the hearers. Heart is 'the whole inner man,' intellect as well as emotions. Some hearts are hardened and other hearts are transformed by the Word. 'To preach to the heart one must preach from the heart,' dominated and influenced by the Holy Spirit. The ingredients of such preaching include boldness, faithfulness to the Word, and clarity." -- David Powlison
    "Beginning with the Biblical meaning of 'heart,' Dr. Adams shows that preaching must flow from a heart of godly devotion to pierce the hearts of its listeners." -- GCB

    Adams, Jay E., Preaching With Purpose: The Urgent Task of Homiletics, ISBN: 0801001935 9780801001932.
    " 'As there was a need for a definitive change in Christian counseling when I wrote Competent to Counsel, so too is there a need for such change in all areas of the practical field -- in administration, Christian education, pastoral work -- but especially in preaching.' The work of the preacher centers around one key question: how can you discern and remain true to the purpose or intention of the Holy Spirit in the Word? Includes material on the relationship of preaching to counseling and on the issue of 'self-esteem/image'." -- David Powlison
    "Your preaching must have a goal and purpose which speaks directly to your congregation and brings about change." -- GCB

    Adams, Jay E., Sermon Analysis: A Preacher's Personal Improvement Textbook and Workbook, ISBN: 0896361934 9780896361935.
    "A course to investigate preaching. Contains sermons by Origen, Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Latimer, Edwards, Whitefield, Spurgeon, and others. Read the sermons by these great preachers, engage in analysis, and probe to find out what made them great. . . ." -- GCB

    Adams, Jay E., Truth Applied: Application in Preaching, ISBN: 1870855051 9781870855051.
    "Preaching is 'the application of biblical truth to contemporary situations according to the way God applied it.' Therefore you must labor at application. Gives a biblical philosophy of application with practical suggestions on how to implement so that preachers become skilled in making relevant application. Preachers must learn to abstract principles from biblical passages and apply them to similar situations. The Bible itself comes to us as 'truth applied,' the exemplar of what we are to do. Preachers therefore must know and understand two sets of persons, places, times and circumstances: the original recipients of the biblical messages and contemporary recipients'." -- David Powlison

    Alexander, Archibald (1772-1851), Evangelical Truth: Practical Sermons for the Christian Home, ISBN: 1932474544 9781932474541.

    Anderson, John, Against Occasional Hearing on Proverbs 19:27, a sermon
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/8/18/john-andersons-sermon-against-occasional-hearing-on-proverbs-1927

    Arrowsmith, John, England's Ebenezer; or, Stone of Help. Set up in Thankfull Acknowledgment of the Lord's Having Helped us Hitherto . . . In a Sermon Preached to Both . . . Houses of Parliament . . . 1 Sam. vii. 12, March 12, 1645

    Augustine's Letter CCXLV: A Letter From Augustine With Comments on Face Painting, St. Augustine
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/7/8/a-letter-from-augustine-with-comments-on-face-painting?rq=Reply

    Bannerman, James, Sermons, ISBN: 0790539942 9780790539942.

    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 serjeant-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 serjeant-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'!" -- http://www.newblehome.co.uk/bates/biog-memoir.html

    Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), The Mischiefs of Self-Ignorance, ISBN: 1877611158. Alternate title: THE MISCHIEFS OF SELF-IGNORANCE AND THE BENEFITS OF SELF-ACQUAINTANCE: OPENED IN DIVERS SERMONS AT DUNSTAN'S-WEST AND PUBLISHED IN ANSWER TO THE ACCUSATIONS OF SOME AND THE DESIRES OF OTHERS.

    Binning, Hugh (1627-1653), Heart-humiliation: or, Miscellany Sermons Preached Upon Some Choice Texts, at Several Solemn Occasions: Never Before Printed. By . . . Mr. Hugh Binning, . . . Glasgow, 1725.

    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.

    Blair, T. James, Christ's Command Enforced: or Why we Should Provide for Eternity, a sermon
    Be ye also ready. (Matthew 24:44)
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/blair/blair_t_james_1956_sermon_on_matt_24_44.html

    Boreham, Frank, Best Essays and Sermons of F.W. Boreham, ISBN: 9780979033445 0979033446. Alternate title: A PACKET OF SURPRISES: THE BEST ESSAYS AND SERMONS OF F.W. BOREHAM.
    "After hearing F.W. Boreham's name mentioned in several messages by Ravi Zacharias, my interest was piqued and I began to rummage through Amazon, eBay, and used book stores for his works. The search has not been in vain and his label, The Greatest Christian Essayist of all time, is a title well deserved. Whether it be toting the Luggage of Life, or reading his commentary on Dostoyefsky, or making illustrations out of a game of Dominoes, Boreham does not disappoint as his sermons both challenge the heart and fill the mind with wonder.
    "I can fully understand why Ravi reads a sermon of Boreham a day, and now add myself to that list of people who compete over his out-of-print inventory." -- Reader's Comment

    Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), The Best Security Against the day of Wrath. A Sermon Preached Immediately Before the Celebration of the Lord's Supper, at Etrick, June 7th, 1713. By the Reverend Mr. Thomas Boston, . . . Glasgow, 1764. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #6.

    Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), A Collection of Sermons Shewing the Grounds of the Lord's Controversy With This Church and Land, . . . by . . . Thomas Boston, . . . The second edition London, 1785. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), The Distinguishing Characteristics of True Believers. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON, VOLUME 5), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #5.
    "Seventeen sermons (254 pages), relating to nine major areas pinpointing the marks of salvation. Includes loving your enemies, conduct in times of general declension, keeping Christ's commandments, the use of the tongue, friendship with Christ, meekness, etc." -- Publisher

    Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), Select Discourses, on a Variety of Practical Subjects. By . . . Thomas Boston, . . . Glasgow, 1768.

    Bouma, Ralph, The Complete Works of Ralph Bouma: Containing Sermons on Several Texts of Scripture, 2 volumes.

    Bradbury, Thomas, A Collection of Sermons on Several Subjects: Preach'd Some by the Rev. Ebenezer Erskine [1680-1754] . . . and Others by the Rev. Ralph Erskine [1685-1752] . . . With a Recommendatory Preface, by the Rev. Mr. Thomas Bradbury. Alternate title: A COLLECTION OF SERMONS BY EBENEZER AND RALPH ERSKINE.

    Bruce, Michael, The Duty of Christians to Live Together in Religious-communion, Recommended. In a sermon preached at Belfast, January 5th. 1724-5 before the sub-synod. . . . By Michael Bruce. Belfast, 1725.

    Bruce, Michael, Good News in Evil Times for Fainting Believers, or, The Summ of a Lecture Upon Jeremiah 45 Chapter: Together With Another Lecture on the 28 Chapter of Matthew [Matthew 28] Throughout, 1708. [Jeremiah 45; Matthew 28]

    Bruce, Michael (1559-1631), William Cunningham, 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. Now First Printed From the Manuscript in the Library of the University of Glasgow, 1843.

    Burroughs, Jeremiah (1599-1646), Saint's Treasury Holding Forth 1. The Incomparable Excellency and Holiness of God, 2. Christ's All in All 3. The Glorious Enjoyment of Heavenly Things by Faith 4. The Natural Man's Bondage to the law, and the Christian's Liberty by the gospel 5. A Preparation for Judgement. and Libertinism, wherein is proved that: Society is the genus of a church, not congregations, A national church under the New Testament, The visible church is God's Temple, The infallible note of a true church, Learning is needful for the discharge of the ministry, Toleration of all religions is contrary to God's Word, No communion with the wicked in their sin, etc. Delivered in two sermons, 1653. Alternate title: THE SAINTS TREASURY: BEING SUNDRY SERMONS PREACHED IN LONDON. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Burroughs, Jeremiah (1599-1646), The Saints Treasury: Being Sundry Sermons Preached in London (1654)
    http://archive.org/details/saintstreasuryb00burrgoog

    Calamy, Edmund (1600-1666), Truth and Love. A Discourse From Ephesians IV.15 [Ephesians 4:15], at the Merchants-lecture, at Salters-Hall, November 29. 1720.

    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.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Sermons on Ephesians. A Christian classic.
    "The sermons are priceless." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "These also were translated by A. Golding, one who shared completely the spirit and fervor of John Calvin. He loses noting in the translation. These have been very rare, selling for as high as $500.00 when found. You will revel in the closeness they will bring to you as you contemplate Jesus Christ, the One who has made you alive, and has set you in the heavenlies with Him." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    Cameron, Richard, Good News to Scotland. Alternate title: GOOD NEWS TO SCOTLAND. A SERMON PREACHED IN THE PARISH OF CARLUKE, IN CLYDSDALE; UPON THE 8TH. DAY OF JULY 1680. BY . . . RICHARD CAMERON. TO WHICH IS ADDED, AN ACROSTICK UPON HIS NAME, 1741.
    "This sermon was among his last labours, being preached fourteen days before he suffered martyrdom at Airs-moss.
    "The scope of the sermon is, a scriptural prediction of the terrible judgments that are coming upon Zion's enemies, and the great and glorious deliverance that is coming to the church and people of God, in Britain and Ireland. A sermon, preached in the parish of Carluke, in Clydesdale, upon the 8th day of July, 1680, by that faithful minister and martyr of Jesus Christ, Mr. Richard Cameron. To which is added, an acrostic upon his name, by a true lover of his memory, and owner of the cause which he sealed with his blood." -- Publisher

    Candlish, Robert S., Sermons.

    Cawdrey, Daniel (1588-1664), Family Reformation Promoted: In a Sermon on Joshua, chap. 24. ver. 15. [Joshua 24:15], and by Short Catechismes Fitted for the Three-fold Relations in a Family of 1. Children and Parents, 2. Servants and Masters, 3. Husband and Wife.

    Chandos, John (compiler, annotation), In God's Name: Examples of Preaching in England From the Act of Supremacy to the Act of Uniformity, 1534-1662, 586 pages, ISBN: 0091059305 9780091059309.
    "Contents: Of Idolls and Images (c. 1540) | Roger Edgeworth -- Sermon of the Plough (1548). Inflation of Prices and Decay of Standard (1549). A Cure for Violence and Corruption (1549). Indisipline and Superstition (1549) | Hugh Latimer -- The New Oppressors (1552) | Bernard Gilpin -- Sermon on Repentance (1553) | John Bradford -- The Sermon of the Boy Bishop (1558) | Richard Ramsay -- Of Washpots and Concubines. Of Whoredom and Uncleanness. Of Excess of Apparel. Of Contention and Brawling. Certain Homilies (c. 1559) -- On the Duties of a Prince (1559) | Edward Dering -- O Men, O Lilies (1567) | Thomas Drant -- The Effects of Example (1571) | John Bridges -- The Poor Man's Tears (1588) | Henry Smith -- A Warning Against Puritans (1588) | Richard Bancroft -- The Pathway to Perfection (1595) | Thomas Playfere -- Justification and Works (1591) | Richard Hooker -- An Unprepared Sermon on Malt (c. 1600) | John Dod (Apocryphal) -- On the Beheading of the Earl of Essex (1601) | William Barlow -- Preaching Charlatans (1606) | Samuel Collins -- The Good Witch Must Also Die (1608) | William Perkins -- A New Year's Gift to Virginia (1609) | William Crashaw -- Abraham's Suite to Sodom (1611) | Robert Milles -- The Rich Man (1612). The White Devil (1612) | Thomas Adams -- On Apostasy (1612) | John Dod -- Dining with the Devil (c. 1613) | Thomas Adams -- Tormenting Tophet: A View of Hell (1615) | Henry Greenwood -- The Meaning of Immanuel (1615). A Sermon of Thanksgiving for Deliverance from the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 (1616) | Lancelot Andrewes -- Of Duels (1618) | John Hales -- Righteous Mammon (1618) | John Hall -- Portents of Dissolution (1620) | Richard Harris -- The Natural Man is a Dead Man (c. 1620) | James Usher -- A Cold Coming (1622) | Lancelot Andrewes -- Woe to Drunkards (1622) | Samuel Ward -- The Nature of Damnation (1622) | John Donne -- The True Peace-maker (1624) | Joseph Hall -- London's Iniquity (1624) | William Proctor -- Christ, Dead or Alive? and the Recantation Sermon (1624) | Thomas Lushington -- The Chastisement of Love (1624). The Alienation of God (1625) | John Donne -- Great Britain's Solomon (1625) | John Williams -- The Dangers of Disobedience (1625). A Kingdom Melting (1625) | William Laud -- Of Faith (c. 1625). Of Love (c. 1625) | John Preston -- The Athenian Babbler (1626) | Humphrey Sydenham -- Burial as a Preparation for Life (1626) | John Donne -- The Divine Right of the King (1627) | Roger Manwaring -- The Waters of Marah and Meriah (1630). The Well-Tuned Cymball (1630) | Humphrey Sydenham -- The Danger of Desertion (1630) | Thomas Hooker -- Of Gluttony (c. 1635) | John Hales -- A Responsibility to Punish (1640) | Cornelius Burges -- The New Fort of True Honour Made Impregnable (1640) | Samuel Kem -- New England's Tears (1640) | William Hook -- The World, The Flesh, and the Devil (1641) | William Pierce -- Meroz Cursed (1641) | Stephen Marshall -- A Call for Blood (1641) | Samuel Fairclough -- A Wife Mistaken, or A Wife and No Wife (1641) | Thomas Grantham -- The Poisoner's Farewell (1641) | Peter Moor -- The Brownists Conventicle (1641) | Sectaries at Home -- Reformation and Desolation (1641) | Stephen Marshall -- Blessed are the Peacemakers (1642). A Sermon of Reformation (1643) | Thomas Fuller -- Some Small and Simple Reasons (1643) | Anon -- Blind Zeal and Deserved Confusion (1644) | William Chillingworth -- The Last Words of the Archbishop of Canterbury (1645) | William Laud -- England's Distemper (1645) | Christopher Love -- The Storming of Basing House (1645). God's Doings and Man's Duty (1646) | Hugh Peters -- Fear of Losing the old Light (1646) | Thomas Fuller -- Quintessence of the Gospel (1646) | Ralph Cudworth -- Flesh Expiring and the Spirit Inspiring (1648) | George Cokayne -- Comfort in Adversity (1648) | Henry Ferne -- God's Servant Oliver (1649) | Cromwell and Pseudo-Cromwell -- A Presbyterian Defiance from the Scaffold (1651) | Christopher Love -- Of Christian Prudence (1651). Lust for Revenge (1651). Of Growth in Sins (1651). The Righteous Cause Oppressed (1651). Flesh and Spirit (1653). The Glutton's Way (1653). Married Life (1653) | Jeremy Taylor -- Satan's Stratagems in the Heart (c. 1655) | Henry Hammond -- On the Death of Cromwell (1658) | George Lawrence -- The Redcoats Catechisme (1659). Good Counsel against Cold Weather (1659) | Anon -- Right Rejoicing (1660) | Richard Baxter -- David's Deliverance and Thanksgiving (1660) | William Sheldon -- A Sermon Upon His Majesty's Restoration (1660) | John Bramhall -- God's Message to His People (1660) | Gilbert Ironside. Responsibility: chosen and edited, with an introduction and annotations, by John Chandos."

    Clarkson, David (1622-1686), What Must Christians do, That the Influence of the Ordinances may Abide Upon Them? a sermon found in London Ministers, James Nichols, editor, Puritan Sermons 1659-1689: Being the Morning Exercises at Cripplegate, St. Giles in the Fields, and in Southwark by Seventy-Five Ministers of the Gospel in or Near London with Notes and Translations by James Nichols (In Six Volumes). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee. -- 1 Chronicles xxix. 18 [1 Chronicles 29:18]."

    Clarkson, David, John Howe, and Matthew Mead, Sermons and Discourses on Several Divine Subjects.

    Cunningham, William (1805-1861), Sermons From 1828 to 1860. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #29.

    *Davies, Samuel (1723-1761), Sermons on the Most Useful and Important Subjects, Adapted to the Family and Closet by the Rev. Samuel Davies, A.M. Late President of the College at Princeton in New-Jersey. In Three Volumes. . . . To Which Are Prefixed, A Sermon on the Death of Mr Davies, by Samuel Finley, D.D. and Another Discourse on the Same Occasion, Together With an elegiac Poem to the Memory of Mr Davies, by Thomas Gibbons, D.D.

    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."

    Donne, John, On Prayer, Repentance, and the Mercy of God: A Lenten Sermon. A Christian classic. Available in the THE WORKS (OF JOHN DONNE).

    Durham, James, Sermons on Isaiah 53
    Sermon XIII, Isaiah LIII. 1 [Isaiah 53:1]
    And to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/durham/Is53_13.html

    *Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), On Knowing Christ. A Christian classic.
    "This selection of ten of Edwards' sermons provides a fine sample of the God-centeredness of his ministry. Originally published by Banner of Truth as SELECT WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS, volume 2." -- GCB

    Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), Practical Sermons, Never Before Published. By the Late Reverend Mr. Jonathan Edwards.
    Contains other sermons on the useless wicked.

    Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), Sermon XVIII. Wicked Men Useful in Their Destruction Only. EZEK. xv. 2. 3. 4. [Ezekiel 15:2,3,4] "Son of man, What is the vine-tree more than any tree? or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest? Shall wood . . ." Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available in THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS (2:125-29). Included in PRACTICAL SERMONS, NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED. BY THE LATE REVEREND MR. JONATHAN EDWARDS by Jonathan Edwards which contains other sermons on the useless wicked.

    Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), Wilson H. Kimnach, Kenneth P. Minkema, and Douglas A. Sweeney, The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader, ISBN: 0300077661 9780300077667 0300077688 9780300077681.

    *Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. A Christian classic. Available (THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Delivered 250 years ago, this is the most famous sermon ever preached in the history of America. Far more than a depiction of the punishments of hell, it is a call to personal salvation through Christ and spiritual revival in our time." -- Publisher
    "First preached in 1741 this sermon had people in the congregation calling out for salvation." -- CBD.
    Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/sinners.html

    Edwards, Thomas, The Argument in Favor of Christianity Drawn From the Character and Discourses of Christ. A sermon preached at St. Peter's in Thanet, on Sunday, September 25, 1796. By Thomas Edwards, L.L.D.

    Erskine, Ebenezer (1680-1754), Christ in the Clouds Coming to Judgment. A Sermon, From Matthew XVI. 27. . . . [Matthew 16:27] By the Rev. Mr. Ebenezer Erskine, . . . Available (THE WORKS OF EBENEZER ERSKINE), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Erskine, Ebenezer (1680-1754), Sermons and Discourses Upon the Most Important and Interesting Subjects, 2 volumes. Available (THE WORKS OF EBENEZER ERSKINE), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Erskine, Ralph (1685-1752), The Sermons and Other Practical Works of the Late Reverend Ralph Erskine, Dunfermline (1865), volume 1
    http://archive.org/details/sermonsotherpr01ersk

    *Flavel, John (1628-1691), The Fountain of Life Opened up, or, A Display of Christ in his Essential and Mediatorial Glory. Available (JOHN FLAVEL'S WORKS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "If my pen were both able, and at leisure, to get glory in paper, it would be but a paper glory when I had gotten it; but if by displaying (which is the design of these papers), the transcendent excellency of Jesus Christ, I may win glory to him from you, to whom I humbly offer them, or from any other into whose hands providence shall cast them, that will be glory indeed, and an occasion of glorifying God to all eternity. It is not the design of this epistle to compliment, but to benefit you; not to emblazon your excellencies, but Christ's; not to acquaint the world how much you have endeared me to yourselves, but to increase and strengthen the endearments between Christ and you, upon your part." -- John Flavel
    "Wherein the impetration [1. to obtain by entreaty 2. to entreat; to ask for -- sk] of our redemption by Jesus Christ is orderly unfolded, as it was begun, carried on, and finished by his covenant-transaction, mysterious Incarnation, solemn call and dedication, blessed offices, deep abasement, and super-eminent Advancement. In all which the great supernatural mystery of the wisdom and love of God, in his . . . salvation of sinners by Jesus Christ, is distinctly explicated, . . . as well as generally applied for the winning of unbelievers to him, and the confirmation of all that do believe in him." -- Publisher
    Flavel, John, The Fountain of Life
    http://archive.org/details/TheFountainOfLife
    Flavel, John, The Fountain of Life
    http://www.ccel.org/flavel/fountain/flavfoun.txt

    Girardeau, John L., The Discretionary Power of the Church, a sermon
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/8/18/john-l-girardeaus-sermon-on-the-discretionary-power-of-the-church

    *Goodwin, Thomas (1600-1680), Objects and Acts of Justifying Faith, Available in THE WORKS OF THOMAS GOODWIN, volume 8, ISBN: 1892777916 9781892777911.
    "Alexander Whyte, a host of others, and this reviewer count Thomas Goodwin as their favorite author among the Puritans. Like Owen, he leaves no ground for loose-thinkers to rest on. All thoughts that have been put forth to dilute the scriptural teachings about the object and acts of justifying faith have been answered here, fully and courageously . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "Reprinted from Nichol's edition of Goodwin's works, this is one of the greatest collections of sermons ever put together. As an exegete and an expositor, Goodwin had no equal. What is contained between these covers, therefore, is of unsurpassed merit." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Goodwin, Thomas, The Works of Thomas Goodwin
    http://archive.org/details/worksofthomasgoo01good

    Gray, Andrew (1633-1656), A Sermon Concerning Death
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/gray/gray_death.html

    *Guthrie, William, The Works of Mr. William Guthrie, 1771, 382 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "All of Guthrie's teaching and pastoral experience were poured into this work, his only book. . . .
    "Two accounts of the author's life (by Dunlop and Wodrow), and Trail's "Recommendatory preface" open this volume. Part one of the book includes THE CHRISTIAN'S GREAT INTEREST: IN TWO PARTS, 1. THE TRIAL OF A SAVING INTEREST IN CHRIST. 2. THE WAY HOW TO ATTAIN IT. Part two binds in FIVE SERMONS ON PARTICULAR OCCASIONS. In part three we find "A Treatise on Ruling Elders and Deacons; in which these things which belong to the understanding of their office are clearly set down." Part three was not written by William Guthrie, but by his cousin, James Guthrie (Christ's faithful martyr 'who championed the cause of the Protesters and strongly upheld the principles of the Covenant.' (Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 382)
    "William Guthrie 'served as moderator of the Protester Synod of Glasgow and Ayr in 1654.' (Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 382). Regarding Guthrie, Robert Trail (in his preface), points out that 'it pleased the Lord, who had separated him from his mother's womb, to call him by his grace, by the ministry of excellent Mr. Samuel Rutherford, and this young gentleman became the first-fruits of his [Rutherford's -- RB], ministry at St. Andrews.' (p. xliv)
    "William Guthrie has been called 'the greatest practical preacher in Scotland.' John Owen spoke of Guthrie as 'one of the greatest divines that ever wrote' and said his THE CHRISTIAN'S GREAT INTEREST contained 'more divinity' than all his own folios. (Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 382). Thomas Chalmers said that it was the best book that he had ever read. Many editions have appeared in numerous languages." -- Publisher

    *Henderson, Alexander (1583-1646), Sermons, Prayers, and Pulpit Addresses, 1638. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #29.
    "Henderson lived 1583-1646, and was one of the Scottish commissioners to the Westminster Assembly. Baillie called Henderson 'the fairest ornament, after John Knox, of incomparable memory, that ever the Church of Scotland did enjoy'." -- Publisher

    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.

    Hooker, Thomas (1586-1647), The Faithful Covenanter: A Sermon Preached at the Lecture in Dedham in Essex . . . Very Usefull in These Times of Covenanting With God, 1644.

    Howe, John (1630-1705), The Obligations From Nature and Revelation to Family-religion and Worship Represented and Pressed in six Sermons .

    *Howe, John (1630-1705), Sermons on Several Occasions in two Volumes.
    "Notes: Volume 1 entitled: 'Seventeen Sermons on the Love of God and our Brother' and Volume 2 entitled: 'Twenty-one Sermons on Several Subjects'."

    Houston, Thomas (1803-1882), Zion's Light Come: An Encouragement to Holy Effort; A Discourse Delivered at the Opening of the Reformed Presbyterian Synod in Ireland, on Monday Evening, July 10, 1854.

    *Hurst, Henry, Whether Well-composed Religious Vows do not Exceedingly Promote Religion, 1661. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #27.
    "A Puritan sermon on a much neglected means to spiritual victory, ecclesiastical revival, and national reformation." -- Publisher

    Kae, Adam, Sermon Concerning the Believer's Siting Under Christ's Shadow. Preached From Canticles ii. 3 [Canticles 2:3, Song of Solomon 2:3], by That Faithful Minister of Jesus Christ, Mr. Adam Kae, Minister of the Gospel at Borg in Galloway, in the Time of Scotland's Purest Reformation, Which was in the Year 1648.
    Hos. xiv. 7 [Hosea 14:7]. They that dwell under his Shadow shall return, they shall revive as the Corn, and grow as the Vine, the Scent thereof shall be as the Wine of Lebanon.
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/sermons/kae_sermon_believer_sitting_under_christs_shadow.html

    Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Evangelistic Sermons at Aberavon, ISBN: 085151362X 9780851513621.
    "Sermons written out in full in the early period of his life. Twenty-one (21) of his own manuscripts published for the first time. These sermons are full of evangelistic urgency. An important contribution to the area of conversion and starting the Christian life." -- GCB

    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Exposition of Ephesians, 8 volumes (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House).
    "This masterful series ranks among the fullest (eight volumes!), and most rewarding exposition of Ephesians. Like the Apostle Paul himself, Dr. Lloyd-Jones pens an unusual blend of careful, evangelical exposition and timely, practical applications -- a blend than can come only from a veteran pastor and preacher. Fellow preachers, teachers, and Bible students will find this series to be of the utmost help. The sermon format follows Dr. Lloyd-Jones' messages at London's Westminster Chapel." -- CBD
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Christian Soldier (Ephesians 6:10-20), volume 1, ISBN: 0801058015 9780801058011.
    "Full and complete, these sermons, by one of the great Bible expositors of all time, adequately present the believer's resources, conflict, and reward. Important." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Christian Unity (Ephesians 4:1-6), volume 2, ISBN: 0801056071 9780801056079.
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Christian Warfare (Ephesians 6:10-13), volume 3, ISBN: 0801055741 9780801055744.
    "This very extensive exposition of four verses deals with the character and strategy of the devil and demonstrates how his attacks affect our emotional lives and eventually, our walk with and work for the Lord." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Darkness and Light (Ephesians 4:17 -- 5:17), volume 4, ISBN: 0801057981 9780801057984.
    "Ranks among the richest, fullest, and most rewarding of expository studies ever produced. Deals adequately with the way in which believers 'grow up into Christ' and the way in which this relationship permeates every area of our being. Reformed." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), God's Ultimate Purpose (Ephesians 1), volume 5, ISBN: 0801057949 9780801057946.
    "This work lifts the reader up and helps him understand God's glorious plan for the church and the destiny of the believer." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), God's Way of Reconciliation (Ephesians 2), volume 6, ISBN: 0801057957 9780801057953.
    "A detailed exposition applying the truth of these passage to man's entire personality -- mind, emotions, and will -- and showing how, in Christ, God has made full provision for all of his needs." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Life in the Spirit (Ephesians 5:18 -- 6:9), volume 7, ISBN: 0801055504 9780801055508.
    "An invaluable discussion of the Biblical teaching on interpersonal relationships -- within the family and on the job -- with practical counsel for people in all walks of life." -- Cyril J. Barber
    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Unsearchable Riches of Christ (Ephesians 3:1-20), volume 8, ISBN: 0801057965 9780801057960.
    "Probing deeply into Paul's thought, Lloyd-Jones expounds the essence of the Apostle's teaching and explains how Christians may know the true God as opposed to worshiping and serving a god of their own making." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Expository Sermons on 2 Peter, ISBN: 0851513794 9780851513799.
    Included are twenty-five sermons preached in 1946 and 1947.
    "I had never heard such preaching and was electrified. All that I know about preaching I can honestly say, I learned from the Doctor [Lloyd-Jones]. I have never heard another preacher with so much of God about him." -- J.I. Packer
    "These sermons were first preached at Westminster Chapel in London from 1946-1947. They depict the struggles of the congregation in the post-World War II years. Their relevance to other people in other situations is obvious." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Knowing the Times: Addresses Delivered on Various Occasions, 1942-1977, ISBN: 0851515568 9780851515564.

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

    Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Miracle of Grace and Other Messages, ISBN: 0801056365 9780801056369.
    "Fourteen (14) sermons published together for the first time as a book. These sermons originally appeared in the periodical The Christian World Pulpit. They cover a wide variety of topics such as hope, discipleship, suffering, sin, the Cross, the Resurrection, and more." -- GCB

    Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Old Testament Evangelistic Sermons, ISBN: 0851516831 9780851516837.

    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Plight of man and the Power of God (Romans 1). Alternate title: THE POWER OF GOD AND THE PLIGHT OF MAN.
    "A powerful application of the second half of the 1st chapter of Romans, originally delivered as addresses to students at the Free Church College, Edinburgh." -- William J. Grier

    Love, Christopher (1618-1651), and Edmund Calamy, Sermons.

    Love, Christopher (1618-1651), Edmund Calamy, Jeremiah Whittaker, Simeon Ashe, and William Taylor, Sixteen Sermons: Wherein is Plainly Shewn True Grace, With its Different Degrees -- And Several Important Cases of Conscience Answered in the Course of the Work. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. May be available in Christopher Love (1618-1651), and Edmund Calamy, SERMONS.
    "Classic Puritan preaching showing why the Puritans were masters of encouragement, especially to young and weak Christians with the smallest measures of grace. Here Love points out from numerous Scriptures how God Himself encourages even the weakest of His children! Sermon #1 includes a preface by several Westminster divines.
    "There is also good material here to counter the errors of N.T. Wright, NEW PERSPECTIVE ON PAUL, also see pp. 84-92, in the free PDF -- which also counters Wright's false ecumenism), Norman Shepherd, Doug Wilson (see also http://www.swrb.com/newslett/FREEBOOK/DWilson.htm), Steve Schlissel (see also http://www.swrb.com/Puritan/steve-schlissel.htm), Steven Wilkins, John Barach and others who have fallen for the false teaching from the Auburn Avenue Pastors Conference (AAPC), or what has now become known as 'Federal Vision theology'." -- Publisher

    Luther, Martin (1483-1546), God so Loved the World: Two Sermons on John 3:16-21
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/8/18/martin-luthers-god-so-loved-the-world-two-sermons-on-john-316-21

    Luther, Martin (1483-1546), Sermon on Christian Love (1 Corinthians 13:1-13)
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/8/18/martin-luthers-sermon-on-christian-love

    Luther, Martin (1483-1546), Sermons of Martin Luther, 8 volumes, ISBN: 0801056268 9780801056260. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "This is the best collection of the Reformer's sermons in English! Here are 175 sermons, only seven of which appear in Luther's WORKS. 'Striking freshness . . . clarity of exposition and incisiveness of thought . . . epitomize Luther's genius.' Indispensable for preachers and for students of Luther and the Reformation. . . . ." -- CBD

    Luther, Martin (1483-1546), Two Sermons Upon the Fifth Chapter of Luke, 1 through 11 [Luke 5:1-11]
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/7/27/martin-luthers-two-sermons-upon-the-fifth-chapter-of-luke

    Luther, Martin (1483-1546), and William Gace (translator), Special and Chosen Sermons of D. Martin Luther, collected out of his writings and preachings for the necessary instruction and edification of such, as hunger and seeke after the perfect knowledge and inestimable glorie which is in Christ Iesu, to the comfort and saluation of their soules. Englished by VV.G., 1578.

    Luther, Martin (1483-1546), and William Gace (translator), Thirty Four Speciall and Chosen Sermons of Dr. Martin Luthers: Discovering Most Clearly, Excellently, and Evidently to Every Ordinary Capacity or Understanding: The Difference Betwixt Faith and Works, Law and Gospel, the Christian and Creature Operations, Troubles and Consolations, and the Best Way to Make Christians Keep Them so, and in Case of Relapses, to Recover Them Again by Christ, the Only Cure of All Soul-maladies. Englished by William Gáce, 1581.

    *Machen, J. Gresham (1881-1937), God Transcendent, ISBN: 0851513557 9780851513553
    Edited by N.B. Stonehouse. "Machen was a bright professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, and one of the professors who moved to found Westminster Theological Seminary so that they could teach the whole counsel of God. He was noted for his brilliance, which may be seen in both his sermons and his books. . . . In this reviewer's opinion, Dr. Machen is the 'Martin Luther' of what could have been the Twentieth Century Reformation! May God yet raise up believers!
    "Listen to his defense of the King James Version of the Bible: 'The truly English beauty of the King James Version is attained without any of that freedom -- not to say license -- in translation which modern translators pronounce necessary. The original in this version is followed with admirable closeness; paraphrase is eschewed; and yet the result is an English masterpiece'." -- Robert H. Duvall
    "Dr. J. Gresham Machen was one of the true giants of 20th century Christianity. His brilliant defense of traditional, Reformed orthodoxy in the face of ever more vicious attacks was the stuff of legend. His THE VIRGIN BIRTH OF CHRIST is still the finest apologetic for this controversial point of Christian truth, and his cogent polemic CHRISTIANITY AND LIBERALISM is more pertinent now than when he wrote it in 1923. He was a superb scholar and his Greek text (NEW TESTAMENT GREEK FOR BEGINNERS), is still in use at many seminaries. GOD TRANSCENDENT is a collection of 20 sermons by Dr. Machen. Most of them were never intended for publication. In them the warrior shares his heart. They are sermons of unusual clarity, power, and wisdom. Dr. Machen considered himself first and foremost a herald of God's Word and that is never more obvious than in these wonderful sermons. The final four sermons were preached on the last four Sunday's of Dr. Machen's life -- indeed the last sermon ("The Bible and the Cross"), was preached only five days before he died on January 1st, 1937. I highly recommend these sermons to anyone as devotional material of rare depth and substance. Our shallow age needs such preaching more than ever, and you will find Dr. Machen as current as tomorrow's newspaper." -- Reader's Comment

    MacLaren, Spurgeon, Wesley, Pink, Owen, and others, Whole Bible Classic Sermon Collection.
    Featuring sermons by MacLaren, Spurgeon, Wesley, Pink, Owen, and others. Contains the entire 32 volume Exposition of the Bible by MacLaren. CD contains over 400 sermons. Fantastic resource!
    "Featuring the complete MACLAREN'S EXPOSITION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES, with sermons by Spurgeon, Wesley, Pink, Owen and others."
    Kingsley Press
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    Maclaurin, John (1693-1754), and John Gillies, Sermons and Essays.

    Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), XVIII Sermons on the Second Chapter of the 2d Epistle to the Thessalonians [2 Thessalonians 2] containing the description, rise, growth, and fall of Antichrist: with divers cautions and arguments to establish Christians against the apostacy of the Church of Rome: very necessary for these times / by that late reverend and learned divine, Thomas Manton, 1679. Available in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON which is Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #4, #5.
    18 Sermons on the Description, Rise, Growth, and Fall of Antichrist (2 Thessalonians 2), Thomas Manton
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/manton/2thes2.htm

    Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), Christ's Eternal Existence, and the Dignity of his Person Asserted and Proved in Opposition to the Doctrine of the Socinians: In Several Sermons on Col. I, 17,18,19,20,21 verses [Colossians 1:17,18,19,20,21] / by the Reverend Tho. Manton, 1685.

    Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), A Fourth Volume Containing one Hundred and Fifty Sermons on Several Texts of Scripture in two Parts: Part the First containing LXXIV sermons: part the second containing LXXVI sermons: with an alphabetical table to the whole / by . . . Thomas Manton . . . , 1693.

    *Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), A Second Volume of Sermons Preached by the Late Reverend and Learned Thomas Manton in two Parts: The First containing XXVII sermons on the twenty fifth chapter of St. Matthew [Matthew 25], XLV on the seventeenth chapter of St. John [John 17], and XXIV on the sixth chapter of the Epistle of the Romans [Romans 6]: Part II, Containing XLV Sermons on the eighth chapter of the Epistle to the Romans [Romans 8], and XL on the fifth chapter of the second Epistle to the Corinthians [2 Corinthians 5]: With alphabetical tables to each chapter, of the principal matters therein contained, 1684. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #4, #5.

    Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), Sermons Preached by the Late Reverend and Learned Divine, Thomas Manton, 1678.

    Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), A Third Volume of Sermons Preached by the Late Reverend and Learned Thomas Manton . . . in Two Parts: The first containing LXVI sermons on the eleventh chapter of the Hebrews [Hebrews 11]: with a treatise of the Life of Faith: Part the second: A treatise of self-denial: With several sermons on the sacrament of the Lord's-Supper, and other occasions: With an alphabetical table to the whole, 1689. Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #4, #5.

    *Mead, Matthew (1621-1699), Sermons of Matthew Mead: Original Sermons, ISBN: 1877611298 9781877611292.
    "This is the only book ever reprinted by the author of THE ALMOST CHRISTIAN DISCOVERED." -- GCB

    *Newton, John (1725-1807), Messiah. Fifty Expository Discourses, on the Series of Scriptural Passages, Which Form the Subject of the Celebrated Oratorio of Handel, 2 volumes.

    Nichols, James, Samuel Annesley, Thomas Case, and Nathanael Vincent, et al., Puritan Sermons, 1659-1689: Being the Morning Exercises at Cripplegate, St. Giles in the Fields, and in Southwark, 6 volumes. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "On cover: THE MORNING EXERCISES. Reprint. Originally published under title: THE MORNING EXERCISES AT CRIPPLEGATE, ST. GILES IN THE FIELDS, AND IN SOUTHWARK: BEING DIVERS SERMONS PREACHED A.D. MDCLIX-MDCLXXXIX BY SEVERAL MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL IN OR NEAR LONDON. 5TH ED. / CAREFULLY COLLATED AND CORRECTED, WITH NOTES AND TRANSLATIONS, BY JAMES NICHOLS. London: T. Tegg, 1844-1845. Volume 1, editions one (London: J. Kirton & N. Webb, 1661), to four (London: A. Maxwell and R. Roberts for T. Cockerell, 1677), published under title: THE MORNING EXERCISE AT CRIPPLEGATE, OR, SEVERAL CASES OF CONSCIENCE PRACTICALLY RESOLVED / BY SUNDRY MINISTERS, September MDCLXI. Vols. 2-6 (divided differently), published separately under different titles by various publishers, 1660-1690. v. 5-6. THE MORNING EXERCISE METHODIZED, OR, THE CHIEF HEADS AND POINTS OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION OPENED AND IMPROVED IN DIVERS SERMONS / BY SEVERAL MINISTERS OF THE CITY OF LONDON, IN THE MONTHLY COURSE OF THE MORNING EXERCISE AT GILES IN THE FIELDS, May, MDCLIX; [edited by Thomas Case]. THE MORNING EXERCISE AGAINST POPERY, OR, THE PRINCIPAL ERRORS OF THE CHURCH OF ROME DETECTED AND CONFUTED, IN A MORNING LECTURE, PREACHED LATELY IN SOUTHWARK / BY SEVERAL MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL, IN OR NEAR LONDON, MDCLXXV; [edited by Nathaniel Vincent].
    "By 75 Ministers of the Gospel in or near London with notes and translations by James Nichol." -- Publisher
    "Volume five 'is the best compilation of Puritan systematic theology ever written, but unfortunately is often overlooked in Puritan studies.' This six volume set represents Puritan preaching at its best 'Puritan pastors treasured the full scope of God's counsel.' They strove for excellence. They also made their sermons practical enough to answer the questions of listeners in a thoroughly scriptural manner." -- Dr. Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson, Meet the Puritans: With a Guide To Modern Reprints, pp. 637-639

    *Owen, John (1616-1683), Righteous Judgment. A Sermon Preached in the University Church . . . on the 11th of March, 1794, by John Owen, Cambridge, 1794.

    *Owen, John (1616-1683), Sermons to the Church, ISBN: 0851510655 9780851510651. A Christian classic. Alternate title: THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOHN OWEN VOLUME 9; THE WORKS OF JOHN OWEN, VOLUME 9.
    "Contains 83 sermons: Fourteen which resolve practical cases of conscience, twenty-five intended as preparations to the Lord's Table, and others of various Gospel subjects."

    Packer, J.I., Lecture on the Practical Writings of the English Puritans, 28 pages.

    Peden, Alexander, The Lord's Trumpet Sounding an Alarm Against Scotland: By Warning of a Bloody Sword. Being the Substance of a Preface and two Prophetical Sermons, Preached at Glenluce, anno, 1682, by That Great Scottish Prophet Mr. Alexander Peden, Late Minister of the Gospel at New glasnost, in Galloway.
    The Lord's Trumpet Sounding an Alarm Against Scotland
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/guthrie/guthrie_james_causes_of_wrath.htm

    Perkins, William (1558-1602), and Thomas Pierson (ha. 1570-1633), A Godly and Learned Exposition of Christ's Sermon in the Mount [Sermon on the Mount] Preached in Cambridge by that reverend and judicious divine M. William Perkins; published at the request of his executors [sic] by Ah. Pierson, preacher of Gods word; hereunto is adelaide a twofold table, one, of speciall points here handled, the other of choise places in scripture here quoted. Author: Perkins, William (1558-1602), 1611. Available (THE WORKS OF THAT FAMOUS AND WORTHY MINISTER OF CHRIST, MR. W. PERKINS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Pilgrim Publications, Complete Index to the New Park Street Pulpit and the Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, 24 pages.
    "Notes: Reprinted from Spurgeon's COMMENTING AND COMMENTARIES."

    Poole, Matthew (1624-1679), Evangelical Worship is Spiritual Worship: as it was discussed in a sermon preached before the Right Honourable the Lord Maior, at Pauls Church, Aug. 26. 1660. By Matthew Poole minister of the Gospel at Michael Quern in London.

    Powell, Paul W., Basic Bible Sermons on Handling Conflict.

    *Preston, John (1587-1628), The Golden Sceptre Held Forth to the Humble, ISBN: 1877611174 9781877611179. A Christian classic.
    This book is comprised of six sermons on 2 Chronicles 7:14: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land, just one verse that succinctly gives the Biblical solution to terrorism. Sermons are on Affliction, Humiliation, Seeking god's face, Turning from evil, Forgiveness to those who forsake sin, and Sin as the cause of all calamities.
    The Golden Sceptre Held Forth to the Humble
    http://www.archive.org/details/TheGoldenSceptreHeldForthToTheHumble
    The Golden Sceptre Held Forth to the Humble
    http://www.lettermen2.com/goldensceptre.pdf

    Preston, John (1587-1628), A Liveles Life: or, Mans Spirituall Death in Sinne. Wherein is Both Learnedly and Profitably Handled These Foure Doctrines the Spirituall Death in Sinne. The Doctrine of Humiliation. Mercy to be Found in Christ. Continuance in Sinne, Dangerous. Being the Substance of Severall Sermons Upon Ephes. 2. 1,2,3 [Ephesians 2:1-3]. And you hath he quickned, who were dead in trespasses and sins, &c. Whereunto is annexed a profitable sermon at Lincolnes Inne, on Gen. XXII. XIV [Genesis 22:14]. Delivered by that late faithful preacher, and worthy instrument of Gods glory, Iohn Preston, Dr. in Divinity, chaplaine in ordinary to his Majesty, master of Emanuel Colledge in Cambridge, and sometimes preacher of Lincolnes Inne, 1633.

    Preston, John (1587-1628), Thomas Goodwin, and Thomas Ball, Sermons Preached Before his Maiestie; and Vpon Other Speciall Occasions viz. 1 The pillar and ground of truth . . . 2 The new life . . . 3 A sensible demonstration of the Deitie . . . 4 Exact walking . . . 5 Samuels support of sorrowfull sinners . . . By the late faithfull and worthy minister of Iesus Christ, Iohn Preston Dr. in Diuinity, chaplaine in ordinary to his Maiestie, master of Emanuel College in Cambridge, and sometimes preacher of Lincolnes Inne.

    *Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), The Excellence and Worth of the Gospel, 1640, ISBN: 1573581011 9781573581011. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10.
    "This sermon is read by elder Lyndon Dohms (1998) and taken from the book QUAINT SERMONS OF SAMUEL RUTHERFORD. It proclaims the power of the gospel for pulling down all strongholds raised against it. It exhibits God's sovereignty while blasting the Arminian heresy and toppling its vaunted idol of 'free will.' It demonstrates how the gospel is a love letter from God to His elect and how the Lord's arrows always hit their mark (particular redemption, irresistible grace, etc.). Rutherford also delineates the marks by which one can be assured that a work of grace has been begun in the heart by God. Hypocrisy is also exposed in the most pointed manner. The place of the law and the gospel in salvation are given. True repentance is contrasted with false repentance, as is true assurance with false assurance, plus much more. A very practical sermon from one of the greatest preachers and theologians of all time, exhibiting why Rutherford is considered a protesting Covenanter of the first rank.

    Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), Quaint Sermons of Samuel Rutherford Hitherto Unpublished. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10, 29.
    "As Andrew Bonar notes in his preface to this book, 'Samuel Rutherford never fails to set Christ on high, for truly he had a thirst no earthly stream could satisfy -- A hunger that must feed on Christ, or die.' These sermons, in setting forth the splendor of Christ as revealed in His Word, will continue to offer much comfort and consolation to contemporary Christians. Of the sermons that make up this volume some titles include, 'The Spouse's Longing for Christ' (Song of Solomon 5:3-6), 'Fear not, Thou Worm Jacob' (Isa. 41:14-16 [Isaiah 41:14-16]), 'The Worth and Excellence of the Gospel' (2 Cor. 10:4-5 [2 Corinthians 10:4-5]), and 'The Forlorn Son -- The Fathers Expressed Welcome' (Luke 15:22-23) -- along with fourteen others." -- Publisher

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    *Shedd, W.G.T., Sermons to the Natural Man, ISBN: 0851512607 9780851512600. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Dr. Shedd's SERMONS TO THE NATURAL MAN are, if not absolutely the best, yet of the very best doctrinal and spiritual sermons produced in this generation. We have known much of their power in convincing sinners, and in deepening and widening and exalting the experiences of true Christians. Doctrinal preaching, though not in fashion, is the preaching that we need, and the preaching which always best vindicates itself when put to the test of practice . . ." -- A.A. Hodge
    Contents: Religious meditation (Psalm 104:34) -- Christian moderation (Proverbs 16:32) -- The supreme excellence of God (Matthew 19:16-17) -- The fatherhood of God (Luke 16:25) -- The future vision of God (2 Corinthians 4:18) -- God the strength of man (Psalm 84:5) -- The glorification of God (Isaiah 42:8) -- The duty of reference to the divine will (James 4:13-15) -- The creature has no absolute merit (Luke 17:10) -- Faith with and without sight (John 20:29) -- The reality of heaven (John 14:2) -- Pure motives the light of the soul (Matthew 6:22) -- The law is light (Proverbs 6:23) -- The law is the strength of sin (1 Corinthians 15:56) -- The sense of sin leads to holiness, and the conceit of holiness leads to sin (John 9:41) -- The impression made by Christ's holiness (Luke 5:8) -- Christian humility (1 Peter 5:5) -- Pride vitiates religious knowledge (1 Corinthians 8:2) -- Connection between faith and works (James 2:24) -- The Christian imperfect, yet a saint (Colossians 3:12) -- Sanctification completed at death (1 Corinthians 2:9) -- Watchfulness and prayerfulness (1 Peter 4:7) -- Unceasing prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:17) -- The folly of ambition (Jeremiah 45:5) -- Every Christian a debtor to the pagan (Romans 1:14) -- The certain success of evangelistic labor (Isaiah 55:10-11).

    *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.

    *Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), Beames of Divine Light, Breaking Forth From Severall Places of Holy Scripture, as They Were Learnedly Opened, in XXI. Sermons. The III. first being the fore-going sermons to that treatise called The bruised-reed, preached on the precedent words. By the late reverend and iudicious divine, Richard Sibs, D.D. Mr. of Katharine Hall in Camb: and sometimes preacher at Grayes Inne. Published according to the Doctor his owne appointment subscribed with his hand; to prevent imperfect coppies, 1639. Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), Evangelicall Sacrifices. In xix. Sermons. I. Thankfull commemorations for Gods mercy in our great deliverance from the papists powder-plot. 2. The successefull seeker. 3. Faith triumphant. 4. Speciall preparations to fit us for our latter end in foure funerall sermons. 5. The faithfull covenanter. 6. The demand of a good conscience. 7. The sword of the wicked. By the late learned and reverend divine, Rich. Sibbs. Doctor in Divinity, Mr. of Katherine Hall in Cambridge, and sometimes preacher to the honourable society of Grayes-Inne. The third tome. Published and perused by D. Sibbs owne appointment, subscribed with his hand to prevent imperfect copies after his decease, 1640. Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), An Exposition of the Third Chapter of the Epistle of St. Paul to the Philippians [Philippians 3]: Also two Sermons of Christian Watchfulnesse. The first upon Luke 12. 37 [Luke 12:37]. The second upon Revel. 16.15 [Revelation 16:15]. An exposition of part of the second chapter of the Epistle to the Philippians [Philippians 2]. A sermon upon Mal. 4. 2.3. [Malachi 4:2,3]. By the late reverend divine Richard Sibbes, D.D. master of Katherine Hall in Cambridge, and sometimes preacher at Grayes-Inne, 1639. Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), The Saints Cordialls Wherein we Have Particularly Handled the Saints Safety and Hiding Place . . . with other material things delivered in sundry sermons at Graies-Inne, in the City of London, and at Cambridge / by Richard Sibbs, 1658. Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The several sermons are numbered consecutively, but have the following special t.p.s and editions: Josiahs reformation laid open in foure sermons. The third edition. -- The art of self judging. The third edition. -- Christs sufferings for mans sin. -- The saints safety in evill times. The second edition. -- Christ is best, or, A sweet passage to glory. -- The churches visitation. -- The life of faith. -- Salvation applyed. -- The saints assurance. -- The art of contentment."

    Smith, Wilbur M. (editor), Great Sermons on the Birth, Death and Resurrection of Christ, ISBN: 0801083257 9780801083259.

    Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), A Complete Index to C.H. Spurgeon's Sermons 1855-1917: In the New Park Street and Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit; Volumes 1-63.
    Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Textual and Subject Indexes of C.H. Spurgeon's Sermons in the New Park Street and Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit.

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit, 63 volumes. Alternate title: see notes below.
    "Continues the tradition begun in the NEW PARK STREET PULPIT. These messages make available to a new generation of preachers the essential characteristics of Spurgeon's preaching. Unlike the 'Kelvendon' edition, these are unabridged." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "Notes: Reprint of volumes originally published by Passmore and Alabaster. Volume 7 has title: THE NEW PARK STREET AND METROPOLITAN TABERNACLE PULPIT CONTAINING SERMONS PREACHED AND REVISED BY THE REV. C.H. SPURGEON.
    "Beginning with volume 38, title is: THE METROPOLITAN PULPIT CONTAINING SERMONS PREACHED BY C.H. SPURGEON, REVISED AND PUBLISHED DURING THE YEAR. . ."

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), The new Park Street and Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit: Containing Sermons, 6 volumes. A Christian classic.
    "Spurgeon's sermons became some of the most widely read literature of the Victorian era. Completed in 1917. Special interest attaches to this series because of the revival which broke out under Spurgeon's ministry in 1855-1860." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Sermons of Rev. C.H. Spurgeon of London, 1854, volume 1 of 19
    http://archive.org/details/sermonsofrevch01spur

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Spurgeon's Sermons, 10 volumes, ISBN: 0801011132 9780801011139.
    "Charles Haddon Spurgeon's style was rich, racy, powerful saxon, ever clear and strong, and often eloquent. The glory of God in saving men was his ruling motif." -- E. Dargan
    "This collection of SPURGEON'S SERMONS contains 250 sermons. . . The final volume includes indexes of texts and subjects, so you can easily find what Spurgeon had to say on a particular verse or topic. . . ." -- CBD
    The Spurgeon Archive
    http://www.spurgeon.org/

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Spurgeon's Sovereign Grace Sermons, ISBN: 0921148437 9780921148432. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #29.
    "This book contains a wide range of Calvinistic sermons centering on soteriology, including one gem that is clearly postmillennial. It is completely retypeset." -- GCB
    "So apt are Spurgeon's sermons that a host of preachers are to this very day preaching from his outlines. Of course, you can't do that unless you are willing to be as bold and fearless as was Spurgeon. He was not contentious, but he would not be silent when anyone was denying the plain teachings of the Bible. These he put forth in a style that was pleasing, but solidly founded on the Scriptures. This meant that he preached the sovereignty of God and Christ over this world in everyone and in everything, down to the minutest details. For as he says it, either God through Christ rules the world, or Satan rules the world. Whichever you believe will tell who it is that you serve. Spurgeon preached Christ, For of him, and through him, and to him are all things; to whom be the glory forever. Amen (Romans 11:36). If you believe that, Spurgeon believes that you would not long be deceived by the Devil's appeal to your human senses, and prejudices, and natural self-love . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    The Spurgeon Archive
    http://www.spurgeon.org/

    Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Textual and Subject Indexes of C.H. Spurgeon's Sermons in the New Park Street and Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit.

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Treasury of the Bible.
    "Contains more than 2600 sermons, and provides an example of pastoral preaching at its best." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Twelve Sermons on Prayer, ISBN: 0801079233 9780801079238
    "The great Baptist preacher of the late 1800's directs us, through his sermons, to a fuller understanding of prayer. Using 12 Bible texts this book is an excellent guide to prayer." -- GCB

    Steele, David (1803-1887), Believer's Inventory, [A Discourse Delivered on the Morning of Annual Thanksgiving, November 27th, 1884, in the City of Philadelphia], by David Steele.
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/8/18/david-steeles-sermon-on-the-believers-inventory

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

    *Various, Covenanting Presbyterians, Sermons by Eminent (and Other Reformation Giants)
    http://www.covenanter.org/authors/

    *Various, Mount Olive Tape Library of Reformed Theology. Alternate title: TAPE LIBRARY OF REFORMED THEOLOGY: SOLA GRATIA, SOLO CHRISTO, SOLA FIDE, SOLI DEO GLORIA, SOLA SCRIPTURA.
    This collection is now in the custody of the Greenville Presbyterian Seminary. It appears that the Media Center at the Seminary have put practically none of the lectures in the collection on SermonAudio.com in MP3 format.
    If a lecture from the Mount Olive Library is not found on SermonAudio, then the listener may make a request to the Greenville Presbyterian Seminary Media Center to have it put on SermonAudio.com.
    "The following listing was developed by George Calhoun, the founder of Mt. Olive Tape Library, over the course of some thirty years. This catalog reflects the personal quest of Mr. Calhoun for a balanced education in Reformed Theology. The speakers herein have been scrutinized for their faithfulness to the Bible. These tapes will enable students to pursue the study of Reformed theology at a minimum of financial expense."
    "FOR YOUR INFORMATION . . . [from the introduction to the Mount Olive Tape Catalog -- compiler]
    "The tapes included in this catalog are recordings of sermons and lectures given by various pastors, theologians, Bible teachers, and conference speakers who confess adherence to the broad perspectives of historic Reformed theology. We have diligently tried to screen all the materials as to their basic commitment to the Biblical perspectives reflected in the Reformed creeds and confessions.
    "Since, however, no human interpreter of God's Word is infallible, it is the prayer of those responsible for sending forth these tapes that all who listen to them will cultivate the spirit of the Bereans, who 'searched the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.'
    "Also, it should be emphasized that the tapes included in this catalog have been evaluated in terms of their basic content as they were originally given, and the inclusion of them in this catalog should not be construed as an unreserved approval of the men who originally gave them. Christians grow in grace and knowledge with the passing of time, yet it must be recognized that some turn aside from the norms of Scripture. It is our hope, therefore, that no one will attach himself to any of the men whose tapes are included in this catalog on the basis of the tapes alone. We are all commanded to be discerning toward those who would instruct us in the faith.
    "Finally, it would be a tragic abuse of the intent in providing these sermons and lectures should they in any way cultivate a party spirit so clearly condemned by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 3. Paul reminded the Corinthians that all things were theirs -- Paul, Cephas, and Apollos included. We, too, may recognize that the various servants of Christ whose voices are heard on these tapes are God's gifts to us and that we are to follow them only insofar as they follow Christ and the clear teachings of His holy and infallible Word! Since not all men have the same gifts, learn to drink from the gifts of many men -- not just one fountain."
    The Catalog of the Mount Olive Tape Library in PDF Format
    http://www.lettermen2.com/olivecat.pdf
    Mt. Olive Audio Library, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary [audio files]
    http://gpts.edu/media/index.php?currpage=1&sa_action=

    Various, Political Sermons of the Founding Era -- 1730-1805, 2 volumes, ISBN: 0865970904 9780865970908 0865970912 9780865970915.
    "The two volumes total 1,737 pages and include a 137 page subject index and a Biblical citation index referencing Scripture used in the sermons."

    *Various, The Reformed Sermon Archives
    A Collection of Sermons by Preachers in the Reformed Church: Richard Baxter -- 22 sermons | John Calvin -- 25 sermons | Stephen Charnock -- 3 sermons | Jonathan Edwards -- 43 sermons | John Flavel -- 19 sermons | Thomas Goodwin -- 7 sermons | William Guthrie -- 17 sermons | Christopher Love -- 5 sermons | Martin Luther -- 26 sermons | John Owen -- 30 sermons | J.C. Ryle -- 47 sermons | Charles Spurgeon -- 32 sermons | Thomas Watson -- 7 sermons | George Whitefield -- 38 sermons
    http://www.reformedsermonarchives.com/

    Various, Sermons Before Parliament [Nov. 17, 1640 -- June 30, 1647], 5 volumes.
    "Authors: Cornelius Burges; Stephen Marshall; Edmund Calamy; Simeon Ashe; Joseph Caryl; Cornelius Burges; Stephen Marshall; Edmund Calamy; Simeon Ashe; Joseph Caryl; Robert Harris; Obadiah Sedgwick; William Gouge; William Sedgwick; Edward Reynolds; Thomas Hill; William Carter; T Hodges; Thomas Wilson; Thomas Temple; Thomas Case; Richard Vines; Thomas Valentine; Edward Corbet; John Arrowsmith; Jeremiah Whitaker; W Bridges; John Ellis; John Lightfoot; John Ley; William Green-hill; Francis Cheynell; Thomas Carter; Herbert Palmer; Oliver Bowles; Matthew Newcomen; William Spurstowe; John Conant; Sidrach Simpson; Anthony Tuckney; Thomas Coleman; Humphrey Chambers; Anthony Burgess; Henry Wilkinson; Arthur Salwey; William Mewe; William Bridge; Alexander Henderson; John Strickland; Daniel Cawdry; Samuel Rutherford; Robert Baillie; Thomas Young; George Gillespie; John Bond; Edmund Staunton; John Greene; Peter Smith; Humphrey Hardwick; Gaspar Hickes; Stanley Gower; William Reyner; Christopher Tesdale; Francis Taylor; John Dury; Peter Sterry; John Foxcroft; William Strong; Thomas Goodwin; Simon Ford; Samuel Bolton; James Nalton; John Owen; Richard Heyrick; Jeremiah Burroughs; John Maynard; Nicholas Lockyer; William Dell; Lazarus Seaman; Nicolas Proffet; Henry Scudder; Benjamin Pikering; Joseph Boden; John Ward; Francis Woodcock; Nathaniel Ward; John Whincop." -- Publisher

    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.

    *Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), and Don Kistler (editor), The art of Divine Contentment, ISBN: 1573581135 9781573581134. Alternate title: AUTARKEIA. Available (MP3 files), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    This is an exposition of Philippians 4:11.
    "Like all the good Puritans he majored in the art of teaching humble hearts to live the Christ-like life. In this book it is the art of contentment that is pressed on all of us." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "Watson, one of the most understandable and practical of the Puritans, gives us a much needed remedy for the discontent that is rampant in our society today, even among Christians. He gives a warm and God-centered view of how contentment as a Christian is not only possible, but should be normal. His thesis is: 'That a gracious spirit is a contented spirit. The doctrine of contentment is very superlative; and til we have learned this, we have not learned to be Christians.' (p. 19). He rightly focuses the source of contentment on God's promises and His sovereign keeping of them. 'There is one promise brings much sweet contentment into the soul, "They that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing," Ps. xxxiv. 10 [Psalm 34:10]. If the thing we desire be good for us, we shall have it; if it be not good, then the not having it is good for us. The resting satisfied with this promise gives contentment.' (p. 108)
    "All Christians can benefit from this kind of work, that we might be different, and not live in the same discontent that we see all around us. If you're looking for a treatment for your heart, Watson is a fine physician of the soul." -- Reader's Comment
    The Art of Divine Contentment, Thomas Watson
    http://www.ccel.org/w/watson/contentment/contentment.html

    Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), The Beatitudes or A Discourse Upon Part of Christ's Famous Sermon on the Mount. Wherunto is added Christ's various fulnesse. The preciousnesse of the soul. The souls malady and cure. The beauty of grace. The spiritual watch. The heavenly race. The sacred anchor. The trees of righteousnesse. The perfume of love. The good practitioner. By Thomas Watson, minister of the word at Stephens Walbrook in the city of London, 1660, ISBN: 1877611239. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    The Beatitudes, Thomas Watson. An exposition of Matthew 5:1-12
    http://www.peacemakers.net/unity/twbeatitudes.htm

    Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), Discourses on Important and Interesting Subjects

    *Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), and Joel R. Beeke, Heaven Taken by Storm: Showing the Holy Violence a Christian is to put Forth in the Pursuit After Glory. Alternate title: CHRISTIAN SOLDIER, HOLY VIOLENCE A CHRISTIAN IS TO PUT FORTH IN THE PURSUIT AFTER GLORY, HAPPINESS OF DRAWING NEAR TO GOD, HOW WE MAY READ THE SCRIPTURES WITH MOST SPIRITUAL PROFIT, ISBN: 1877611506 9781877611506. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #21.
    "The Christian life is a battle and this battle will only be won by those that avail themselves of all the weapons and strength that God gives. Watson, a master teacher concerning the practical aspects of the Christian's 'heart life,' explains how to vigorously pursue the high calling of the Christian life, and how to win the war with the world, the flesh and the devil." -- Publisher
    "Puritan Thomas Watson describes how the Christian is to take the Kingdom of Heaven by holy violence through the reading and exposition of Scripture, prayer, meditation, self-examination, conversation, and the sanctification of the Lord's Day. He is also to offer violence towards himself, Satan, and the world. Watson is always easy to read." -- GCB

    Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), Light in Darkness, or, Deliverance Proclaimed Unto the Church in the Midst of all her Despondencies and Discouragements in a Sermon / Preached by Thomas Watson, Novemb. 17, 1678.

    Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), Paramuthion, or, A Word of Comfort for the Church of God by Thomas Watson . . . , 1662.

    *Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), A Plea for the Godly and Other Sermons, ISBN: 1877611743 9781877611742.
    Contents: A plea for the godly -- Christ all in all -- Comfort for the church -- The happiness of drawing near to God -- The sacred anchor -- The perfume of love -- The good practitioner -- Let us not grow weary in well-doing -- The tongue a world of iniquity -- Knowing and doing good -- Wise as serpents, harmless as doves -- A new creature -- The heavenly race -- The substantial excellency of spiritual things -- The mystical temple -- The fiery serpents.
    "This is a scarce collection of sermons by one of the most beloved of the English Puritans, Thomas Watson, pastor of St. Stephen's Walbrook, London. Many of these sermons have never been reprinted since the 17th century. This collection includes: Comfort for the Church, The Happiness of Drawing Near to God, The Tongue a World of Iniquity, The Mystical Temple, Christ All in All, The Perfume of Love, A New Creature, The Heavenly Race, The Fiery Serpents, and Thomas Watson's farewell sermon." -- Publisher

    Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), Religion our True Interest, or, Practical Notes Upon the Third Chapter of Malachy the Sixteen, Seventeen and Eighteen Verses [Malachi 3:16,17,18]: Seasonable for the Times / by Thomas Watson . . . 1682.

    *Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), Sermons of Thomas Watson. Alternate title: DISCOURSES ON INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT SUBJECTS, BEING THE SELECT WORKS OF THE REVEREND THOMAS WATSON, ISBN: 1877611239 9781877611230.
    "This work was originally entitled, 'Discourses on Interesting and Important Subjects, being the Select Works of the Reverend Thomas Watson.' This is a re-issue of the 1826 two-volume edition which contained 'The Beatitudes.' Since that work has been published by the Banner of Truth Trust, we have omitted it here and combined the remainder of the two volumes into one. Watson is one of the most readable and most beloved of all the Puritan writers and preachers." -- Soli Deo Gloria

    Watson, Thomas (1620-1686), Watson's Remains, or, Spiritual Remedies for Spiritual Diseases . . . Being a Collection of Some of his Last Sermons on Several Subjects, Preached Upon Several Occasions / by Mr. Thomas Watson . . . , 1690.

    Welch, John, Forty-eight Select Sermons Preached by John Welch: The Publisher to the Reader
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/welch/welch00_1_toreader.html

    Welch, John, The Great Gospel Sumonds [sic], to Close With Christ Under the Pain of the Highest Rebellion Against the Great God of Heaven, Being the substance of a . . . sermon preached . . . at Nemphlar-Bank, in the parish of Lanrick, Feb: 20: 1676. By Mr. John Welsh . . . Edinburgh, 1710. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Welsh, John (of Iron-Gray, son of Josia Welch), Sermon on the Great Gospel Summonds to Close With Christ, Isaiah 53:5, 1676
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/8/18/john-welshs-of-iron-gray-sermon-on-the-great-gospel-summons-to-close-with-christ

    Welwood, John, Heartwork, Assurance and National Judgment, an MP3 file. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Also found in SERMONS DELIVERED IN TIMES OF PERSECUTION IN SCOTLAND.
    "Although Welwood focuses on personal sanctification, searching out the differences between hypocrites and true believers, he does not leave national issues untouched. He shows how God's anger builds in the life of backsliding individuals, churches and nations and how sometimes faithful individuals are swept away in the deluge that ensues as God's wrath is poured out upon the earth. The situation in Scotland at the time of this sermon (c. 1678) provides a perfect example illustrating this point. The forces of Antichrist (Royalist and Prelatical), were hounding the faithful Covenanters and many were suffering (even unto death), on account of their faithfulness to second Reformation attainments and covenant engagements (in the battle for the crown rights of King Jesus). At this point Welwood seeks to comfort and strengthen those saints suffering under the hand of these wicked, persecuting, 'incarnate devils' -- as Welwood calls them. Occasional hearing, unlawful authorities in church and state and neutrality in the cause of Christ are all sternly rebuked. There is great edification here as this sermon encourages the Christian in his unrelenting battle against sin and defection (individually and in his duties relative to the church and state). This sermon is read (by Ruling Elder Lyndon Dohms), from the book SERMONS IN TIMES OF PERSECUTION IN SCOTLAND, BY SUFFERS FOR THE ROYAL PREROGATIVES OF JESUS CHRIST. Regarding the preacher, this arresting account of one of Welwood's last sermons is recounted in SERMONS IN TIMES OF PERSECUTION." -- Publisher

    *Whitefield, George (1714-1770), Select Sermons of George Whitefield.
    "This book contains a biographical essay of Whitefield's life by J.C. Ryle, a summary of his doctrine by R. Elliot, and six of Whitefield's significant sermons." -- GCB
    "Of few men can it be said that their preaching was 'apostolic' in character, but it certainly can be said of Whitefield." -- D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones.
    Sermons of the Reverend George Whitefield
    http://www.ccel.org/whitefield/sermons/sermons.html
    George Whitefield's Works on CD
    "George Whitefield's Works on CD. These are an absolute feast of Whitefield's works to which have been added a number of key biographies and related items and images. The Works are a facsimile AND reset (ie, readable), version of the 1771/1772 edition including letters, tracts, and sermons, plus additional sermons published in the 19th century. The biographies are by Gillies Gledstone, Andrews, Philip's and Tyerman's two-volumed work. George Whitefield is considered by many the greatest evangelist since the Apostles. Certainly he has the best claim to being the greatest English speaking preacher. This work is published by our friends at Quinta Press.
    "You render a major service by producing this item. As a Whitefield enthusiast I am overjoyed to find what you have done and will do all I can to ensure that fellow enthusiasts know about it." -- J.I. Packer, Regent College, Vancouver."
    http://www.revival-library.org/index.html

    Williams, Daniel (1643?-1716), Man Made Righteous by Christ's Obedience Being two Sermons at Pinners-Hall: With Enlargements, &c.: Also some remarks on Mr. Mather's postscript, &c. / by Daniel Williams.

    Williams, Daniel (1643?-1716), A Sermon Preach'd Before the Societies for Reformation of Manners, in Dublin July the 18th, 1700 / by Daniel Williams; Published at the Desire of the Said Societies, 1700.

    *Willson, James Renwick (1780-1853), Discourse on the Tokens of the Divine Displeasure. Alternate title: TOKENS OF THE DIVINE DISPLEASURE, IN THE LATE CONFLAGRATIONS IN NEW-YORK, & OTHER JUDGMENTS, ILLUSTRATED.
    The wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men. (Romans 1:18)
    Our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:29)
    He executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. (Psalms 103:6)
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/8/14/james-r-willsons-discourse-on-the-tokens-of-the-divine-displeasure

    Wishart, George, The Distinguishing Characters of True Christianity: and The Great Causes of all Corruptions of it. A Sermon, Preached in the High Church of Edinburgh, Before His Majesty's High Commissioner to the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, at the Opening of the Assembly the 11th Day of May 1749. By George Wishart, M.A. one of the Ministers of Edinburgh.

    Wood, James (1608-1664), Sheperdy Spiritualiz'd or, The Improvement of a Shepherd's Life to Soul-advantage. By James Woode, an Unworthy Follower of the Great Shepherd of Souls, 1680.

    See also: Online sermons, The sermon on the mount, Works by and about puritans, The Sermon on the Mount, Sermons preached before governing bodies, Evangelistic sermons, Funeral sermons of saints, Works of d. martin lloyd-jones, The complete works of various authors, and so forth, and so on.

    Related WebLinks

    Appendix A: Words of Christ Appearing in THE WEB EDITION OF BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappa.html

    Sermons and Lectures Commended to all Those who Desire to Have the Word of God Opened to Them not With Enticing Words of Man's Wisdom, but in Demonstration of the Spirit and of Power. (1 Corinthians 2:4)
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/sermons/index.html

    Sermons by Eminent Covenanting Presbyterians
    http://www.covenanter.org/Sermons/sermonhome.htm

    Sermon VI
    And then shall that wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the breath of his mouth, and destroy with the brightness of his coming. (2 Thesselonians 2:8)
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/8/17/sermon-six-2-thess-28?rq=Question%20Answered

    Puritan Downloads/The Puritan Hard Drive
    http://www.puritandownloads.com/swrb-puritan-hard-drive.html

    Free Online Audio Sermons From Still Waters Revival Books
    http://www.swrb.com/online-tapes.htm

    Still Waters Revival Books -- Sermons and Books on Audio [audio file], and Video Cassette [DVD]
    http://www.swrb.com/music/cassets.htm

    Sermons and Books on Cassette [audio file], Still Waters Revival Books
    http://www.swrb.com/music/cassets.htm#Old

    Greg Price Sermons at sermonaudio.com
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?currPage=2&keyword=Greg%5EPrice&SpeakerOnly=true&currSection=sermonsspeaker

    Treasury of Reformed Literature
    http://www.westminsterconfession.org/literature/

    The Catalog of the Mount Olive Tape Library in PDF Format
    http://www.lettermen2.com/olivecat.pdf

    D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones Page
    http://www.mlj.org.uk/

    Fire and Ice
    http://www.puritansermons.com/index.htm

    MP3s by Scripture [audio file]
    "The most popular (heavily trafficked), page on Monergism.com"
    http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/byscripture.html

    Billy Graham Sermon Archive
    "More than 1,600 sermons spanning 60 years of Billy Graham's ministry are now instantly available to you anytime, anywhere you have access to the Internet.
    "You can search by topic, location, or year for biblical messages from Crusades, media appearances, memorial services, and more -- on demand and free of charge."
    http://www.BillyGraham.org/AudioArchives

    Thru the Bible With Dr. J. Vernon McGee
    Play sermon broadcasts online, receive a podcast, downlaod MP3 files of sermons.
    http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/thru-the-bible-with-j-vernon-mcgee/listen/



    Online Sermons

    Calvin, John, Thirty Six Various Sermons
    http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/calvin/calvin_36sermons.html

    The Catalog of the Mount Olive Tape Library in PDF Format [audio files]
    http://www.lettermen2.com/olivecat.pdf

    SermonAudio.com [audio files]
    "SermonAudio.com is the largest library of audio sermons on the web from conservative Christian churches and ministries with over 438,500 FREE MP3 sermons which can be streamed online for immediate listening or downloaded to your computer or MP3 player for listening at a later time. You can easily search through the entire sermon library by broadcaster, Bible reference, topic, speaker, date preached, language, or any keyword.
    "The mission of SermonAudio.com is to help faithful, local churches broadcast their audio sermons to the maximum amount of people with the least amount of cost. Our chief purpose is for the preservation and propagation of great Bible preaching and teaching in its audio form for this generation and the next.
    "Additionally, through our Transcription and Translation service, any sermon that is available on SermonAudio can be professionally and accurately transcribed by a real human and then machine-translated into 20 plus foreign languages."
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/
    SermonAudio iPhone and iPod Touch Edition
    Summary of features include:

    1. Browse, search, and stream AUDIO sermons
    2. Browse, search, and stream VIDEO sermons
    3. Browse, search, and read PDF transcripts
    4. Bookmark your favorite churches and sermons
    5. Browse through the daily featured sermon
    6. Browse through all newest sermon additions
    7. Browse churches by name, location, denomination
    8. Use our Local Church Finder to find a good church
    9. Browse or search by the speaker name
    10. Browse through our recommended staff picks
    11. Browse through member-recommended sermon picks
    12. Browse the top-downloaded MP3 sermons
    13. By category: Audio Books, Weddings, Funerals
    14. Browse sermons by foreign language
    15. Online Hymnal -- browse or search for a hymn
    16. Read Spurgeon's MORNING AND EVENING devotional
    "And the best news is that this new service is completely FREE for all our broadcasters and listeners!"
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details.asp?ID=25247

    Various, Mount Olive Tape Library of Reformed Theology. Alternate title: TAPE LIBRARY OF REFORMED THEOLOGY: SOLA GRATIA, SOLO CHRISTO, SOLA FIDE, SOLI DEO GLORIA, SOLA SCRIPTURA. [audio files]
    This collection is now in the custody of the Greenville Presbyterian Seminary. It appears that the Media Center at the Seminary have put practically none of the lectures in the collection on SermonAudio.com in MP3 format.
    If a lecture from the Mount Olive Library is not found on SermonAudio, then the listener may make a request to the Greenville Presbyterian Seminary Media Center to have it put on SermonAudio.com.
    "The following listing was developed by George Calhoun, the founder of Mt. Olive Tape Library, over the course of some thirty years. This catalog reflects the personal quest of Mr. Calhoun for a balanced education in Reformed Theology. The speakers herein have been scrutinized for their faithfulness to the Bible. These tapes will enable students to pursue the study of Reformed theology at a minimum of financial expense."
    "FOR YOUR INFORMATION . . . [from the introduction to the Mount Olive Tape Catalog -- compiler]
    "The tapes included in this catalog are recordings of sermons and lectures given by various pastors, theologians, Bible teachers, and conference speakers who confess adherence to the broad perspectives of historic Reformed theology. We have diligently tried to screen all the materials as to their basic commitment to the Biblical perspectives reflected in the Reformed creeds and confessions.
    "Since, however, no human interpreter of God's Word is infallible, it is the prayer of those responsible for sending forth these tapes that all who listen to them will cultivate the spirit of the Bereans, who 'searched the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.'
    "Also, it should be emphasized that the tapes included in this catalog have been evaluated in terms of their basic content as they were originally given, and the inclusion of them in this catalog should not be construed as an unreserved approval of the men who originally gave them. Christians grow in grace and knowledge with the passing of time, yet it must be recognized that some turn aside from the norms of Scripture. It is our hope, therefore, that no one will attach himself to any of the men whose tapes are included in this catalog on the basis of the tapes alone. We are all commanded to be discerning toward those who would instruct us in the faith.
    "Finally, it would be a tragic abuse of the intent in providing these sermons and lectures should they in any way cultivate a party spirit so clearly condemned by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 3. Paul reminded the Corinthians that all things were theirs -- Paul, Cephas, and Apollos included. We, too, may recognize that the various servants of Christ whose voices are heard on these tapes are God's gifts to us and that we are to follow them only insofar as they follow Christ and the clear teachings of His holy and infallible Word! Since not all men have the same gifts, learn to drink from the gifts of many men -- not just one fountain."
    The Catalog of the Mount Olive Tape Library in PDF Format
    http://www.lettermen2.com/olivecat.pdf
    Mt. Olive Audio Library, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary [audio files]
    http://gpts.edu/media/index.php?currpage=1&sa_action=

    Works of C. Gregg Singer
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr3ch.html#cgsinger

    See also: Practical expository sermons, Online sermons, The sermon on the mount, Sermons preached before governing bodies, Evangelistic sermons, Funeral sermons of saints, Works of d. martin lloyd-jones, Works by and about puritans, The complete works of various authors, and so forth and so on.

    Related WebLinks

    Mount Olive Tape Library of Reformed Theology Catalog
    http://www.lettermen2.com/olivecat.pdf

    Greenville Seminary and the Mt. Olive Tape Library
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/source_detail.asp?sourceid=gpts

    SermonAudio.com
    "SermonAudio.com is the largest library of audio sermons on the web from conservative Christian churches and ministries with over 438,500 FREE MP3 sermons which can be streamed online for immediate listening or downloaded to your computer or MP3 player for listening at a later time. You can easily search through the entire sermon library by broadcaster, Bible reference, topic, speaker, date preached, language, or any keyword.
    "The mission of SermonAudio.com is to help faithful, local churches broadcast their audio sermons to the maximum amount of people with the least amount of cost. Our chief purpose is for the preservation and propagation of great Bible preaching and teaching in its audio form for this generation and the next.
    "Additionally, through our Transcription and Translation service, any sermon that is available on SermonAudio can be professionally and accurately transcribed by a real human and then machine-translated into 20 plus foreign languages."
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/
    SermonAudio iPhone and iPod Touch Edition
    Summary of features include:

    1. Browse, search, and stream AUDIO sermons
    2. Browse, search, and stream VIDEO sermons
    3. Browse, search, and read PDF transcripts
    4. Bookmark your favorite churches and sermons
    5. Browse through the daily featured sermon
    6. Browse through all newest sermon additions
    7. Browse churches by name, location, denomination
    8. Use our Local Church Finder to find a good church
    9. Browse or search by the speaker name
    10. Browse through our recommended staff picks
    11. Browse through member-recommended sermon picks
    12. Browse the top-downloaded MP3 sermons
    13. By category: Audio Books, Weddings, Funerals
    14. Browse sermons by foreign language
    15. Online Hymnal -- browse or search for a hymn
    16. Read Spurgeon's MORNING AND EVENING devotional
    "And the best news is that this new service is completely FREE for all our broadcasters and listeners!"
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details.asp?ID=25247

    The Spurgeon Archive
    http://www.spurgeon.org/

    Spurgeon Sermons Scripture Index
    http://www.spurgeon.org/index/rindex.htm

    Sermons at TrueCovenanter.com
    Select "Topics," "Covenanting" and then the sermon.
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/

    Mt. Zion Chapel Library
    http://www.chapellibrary.org/literature/other-titles.php

    Martyn Lloyd-Jones Home Page
    http://www.mlj.org.uk/mlj.nsf/INDEX?openform

    The Reformed Sermon Archives
    A collection of sermons by preachers in the Reformed Church.
    http://www.reformedsermonarchives.com/

    George Whitefield - 38 sermons
    http://www.reformedsermonarchives.com/

    Donald Ewing's Sermons
    About 250 free to download.
    http://www.gordonconwell.edu/resources/Donald-Ewings-Sermons.cfm

    Puritan Downloads, Still Waters Revival Books Inc.
    The Puritan Hard Drive, free books and audio sermons.
    http://www.swrb.com


    Part 2

    Christian Classics, A Short Title Listing

    The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us. (Ecclesiastes 1:9)

    But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil. (Hebrews 5:14)

    It is not the reading of many books which is necessary to make a man wise and good, but the well-reading of a few, could he be sure to have the best. -- Richard Baxter

    Get books into your houses, when you have not the spring near you, then get some water into your cisterns; so when you have not that wholesome preaching that you desire, good books are cisterns that hold the water of life in them to refresh you; so, when you find a chillness upon your souls, and that your former heat begins to abate, ply yourselves with warm clothes, get those good books that may acquaint you with such truths as may warm and affect your hearts. -- Thomas Watson (1633-1686)

    I still say that 100 pages of the great Christian classics will serve better to firm up our thinking and acting than 1000 of these books being written today for that avowed purpose. -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    The third perspective is that "the Bible can only be correctly interpreted by people who have years of intense training in theology." This argument, which goes back to the Protestant Reformation of several hundred years ago, was rejected by 76 percent of adults [19 percent agreed]. The segments most likely to agree with this idea were African-Americans and Hispanics (24 percent of each group), and Catholics (22 percent). Even among those segments, however, less than one-quarter believes that accurate comprehension of the Bible is beyond the capacity of the average person. -- George Barna in Americans Draw Theological Beliefs From Diverse Points of View, October 8, 2002

    "Latest is not greatest and newest is not truest."

    We need to be reminded much more often than instructed. -- Samuel Johnson

    Each famous author of antiquity whom I recall places a new offence and another cause of dishonor to the charge of later generations, who, not satisfied with their own disgraceful barrenness, permitted the fruit of other minds and the writings that their ancestors had produced by toil and application, to perish through insufferable neglect. Although they had nothing of their own to hand down to those who were to come after, they robbed posterity of its ancestral heritage. -- Petrarch

    Most Christian Classics are identified at this web site by the annotation, "A Christian classic."

    *Alexander, Joseph A., Commentary on Mark. A Christian classic.
    "Alexander expounds Mark as an independent record, and does not constantly tell us to see Matthew and Luke. Hence the book is complete in itself, and the author's learning and care have made it invaluable." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    Alexander, Joseph Addison (1809-1860), Commentary on the Gospel of Mark . . . (1864)
    http://archive.org/details/commentaryongosp00alex

    *Alexander, Joseph A, Isaiah, Translated and Explained. A Christian classic.
    "A verse-by-verse treatment based upon a comprehensive knowledge of Hebrew. Makes the writer's genuine scholarship and evangelical warmth available to a new generation of expositors. A classic. Amillennial. First published in 1846." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Alexander, Joseph Addison (1809-1860), The Prophecies of Isaiah Translated and Explained (1865), volume 1 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/propheciesofisai01alex
    Alexander, The Prophecies of Isaiah, volume 2 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/propheciesofisai02alex

    *Athanasius, Saint (296-373, Patriarch of Alexandria), and Penelope Lawson, The Incarnation of the Word of God. Alternate title: ON THE INCARNATION: THE TREATISE DE INCARNATIONE VERBI DEI. ISBN: 0913836400 9780913836408. A Christian classic.
    "A classic treatment by one of the great leaders of the early Christian church." -- Cyril J. Barber
    On the Incarnation of the Word of God, Atanasius
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/athanasius/incarnation
    Athanasius, Saint (Patriarch of Alexandria, d. 373), and Archibald Robertson (1853-1931), St. Athanasius on the Incarnation (1891)
    http://archive.org/details/stathanasiusonth00athauoft

    *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

    *Baillie, Robert (1599-1662), and David Laing (editor), Letters and Journals of Robert Baillie, 3 volumes, 1841 edition, ISBN: 0921148984 9780921148982. Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #17.
    "Baillie was one of the Scottish delegates to the Westminster Assembly and these volumes cover the period from 1637 to 1662 -- some of the most momentous days in the history of the Reformed faith. These letters contain an intimate insider's look at these days of international religious drama, national covenants, and the writing of the greatest religious Confession ever given to men, the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646). A major source for 17th century Church history and a totally unique compilation -- peering into the very heart of Reformation!" -- Publisher
    Volume one only of above.
    "Contains Baillie's letters and journal entries covering the period from 1637 to 1641. The appendix includes "Original Letters and Papers, Chiefly Relating to Ecclesiastical Affairs in Scotland, 1633 to 1639."
    Volume two only of above.
    "Contains letters covering the period from 1642 to 1646. The appendix includes 'Original Letters and Papers, Chiefly Relating to Ecclesiastical Affairs in Scotland, 1639 to 1646.'
    Volume three only of above.
    "Contains letters covering the period from 1647 to 1662. The appendix includes 'Original Letters and Papers, Chiefly Relating to Ecclesiastical Affairs in Scotland, 1647 to 1661.' This volume also includes a glossary, an index of names and the memoir of the life and writings of Robert Baillie. Of special note are pages 525-557, which contain 'Notices Regarding the Metrical Version of the Psalms Received By the Church of Scotland,' where we see the historical validity of the Reformed practice of exclusive Psalmody, from the place occupied by the Psalter printed in Geneva in 1556, right up to the 'Psalter debates' that took place during Westminster Assembly." -- Publisher
    Baillie, Robert (1599-1662), and David Laing (1793-1878), The Letters and Journals of Robert Baillie . . . M.DC.XXXVII.-M.DC.LXII (1841), volume 1 of 3.
    http://archive.org/details/lettersjournalso01bail
    Baillie, The Letters and Journals, volume 2 of 3.
    http://archive.org/details/lettersjournalso02bail
    Baillie, The Letters and Journals, volume 3 of 3.
    http://archive.org/details/lettersjournalso03bail

    *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." -- Ingram
    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

    *Baker, Yvonne G., Successfully Single. A Christian classic.
    "Another classic -- restated in modern English -- but retaining its verve and value for contemporary Christians." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Bannerman, James, The Church of Christ: A Treatise on the Nature, Powers, Ordinances, Discipline, and Government of the Christian Church, 1869, 2 volumes. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #24.
    "Two large volumes. A classic on the Church and worship! This is one of the most extensive studies of its kind ever compiled. Nothing compares to it on this subject. Regarding these gems, Iain Murray has stated, 'In our day, however greatly we need an evangelical revival, we need more than that. We need another Reformation, a movement which will go 'to the root of the mischief' and bring back the visible church to the pattern of God's Word in her government, ordinances and ministry. The republication of Bannerman is a step in that direction . . . For those who wish to study the doctrine of the Church in its several aspects as it was held by the majority of the Reformers, Puritans, Covenanters and leaders of 'The Third Reformation,' it will prove an invaluable textbook." -- Publisher

    *Bastiat, Frederic (1801-1850), The Law (Foundation for Economic Education, October 1998). A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language.
    "Full of truths that are not merely relevant, but are absolutely vital to our future." -- Congressman Dick Armey
    "If ever there was a concise and powerful argument for defending Liberty and the Law against every social engineer, this has to be it (only 75 pages!). Bastiat is a master of words and the analogy. Every lover of freedom who wishes to get a nutshell understanding of why Liberty and Law matters ought to read this book. . . ." -- Reader's Comment
    The Law, by Frederic Bastiat (Part 1 of 10)
    "The law perverted! And the police powers of the state perverted along with it! The law, I say, not only turned from its proper purpose but made to follow an entirely contrary purpose! The law become the weapon of every kind of greed! Instead of checking crime, the law itself guilty of the evils it is supposed to punish! " -- Frederic Bastiat, from the Introduction
    The Law, Frederic Bastiat
    http://archive.org/details/law00fredguat

    *Battles, Ford Lewis, and John Walchenbach, An Analysis of The Institutes of the Christian Religion of John Calvin. A Christian classic.
    "Detailed, concise, and insightful. A doctrinal summary all by itself. Over 400 pages! This brilliant analysis is highly recommended to those seeking to understand the theology of Calvin as represented in the INSTITUTES." -- GCB

    *Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), A Christian Directory: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 1. Full title: A Christian Directory: or A Sum of Practical Theology, and Cases of Conscience. Directing Christians how to use Their Knowledge and Faith; How to Improve all Helps and Means, and to Perform all Duties; How to Overcome Temptations, and to Escape or Mortify Every Sin. In Four Parts.
    I. Christian Ethics (or Private Duties)
    II. Christian Economics (or Family Duties)
    III. Christian Ecclesiastics (or Church Duties)
    IV. Christian Politics (or Duties to Our Rulers and Neighbours)
    (Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 1997, 1990, 1838, 1707, 1678, 1673), ISBN: 1877611131 9781877611131. Foreword by J.I. Packer (Soli Deo Gloria edition only). The Soli Deo Gloria publication is a facsimile reprint of the 19th century reprint by George Virtue, London, 1846. The original 1673 edition and the 1678 edition, both printed by Robert White for Nevill Simmons. Bibliographic and scriptural footnotes. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available (less the J.I. Packer's Forword, but searchable with an OCR-based index), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    This work is available in many editions, and in many formats.
    Reformation Heritage Books has new copies of the Soli Deo Gloria edition (including the J.I. Packer Introduction), as of March 2008, even though it is generally thought to be out of print. They acquired Soli Deo Gloria from Ligonier Ministries in late 2007.
    The best digital format of the reprint by George Virtue is included on the Puritan Hard Drive. It has an OCR scan in the background, meaning one can search the entire volume and copy text into another document. It also has a computer generated indexed from the OCR scan which is, of course, in Baxter's vocabulary.
    A PDF image scan only of the same edition is available on the Reformation Bookshelf CD #21.
    The reprint by George Virtue is available online and may be downloaded in PDF format at Christian Classics Ethereal Library
    The reprint by George Virtue appears in full preview in Google Books but may not be downloaded. So it is useful if the reader wants to become acquainted with the book. Text can be searched, but can not be copied into another document. This particular Google Books scan includes the contents in detail on pages iii-xix which is not included in the Christian Classics Ethereal Library PDF files. About five other editions from libraries are available in Google Books, and may be downloaded (August 2008).
    Notice that the e-text in Google Books has the advantage of being searchable. Searching an image-based PDF file (without an OCR scan in the background), is not possible, unless the user owns software such as Abode Acrobat Pro or Kirtas BookScan Editor. They both have an OCR (optical character recognition), feature that will search an image-based PDFs (bit-map scans). Searches appear to be perfect in this work, although one must know Baxter's vocabulary. Text can be cut and pasted from image-based PDF format to OCR (character) format. This particular Google Books scan can not be cut and pasted or downloaded.
    One of the older, multi-volume editions of THE WORKS OF RICHARD BAXTER is available at Monergism.com in the "Puritan Library," "Richard Baxter." A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY, volume 23. It can be downloaded.
    http://www.puritanlibrary.com/
    Another older edition is available on microfilm (Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms, 1970), 1 microfilm reel, 35 mm (Early English books, 1641-1700; 343:11).
    "The complete practical works of Richard Baxter are in print in four volumes entitled BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS. This volume (about 1 1/4 million words, 1028 pages), is volume one of the set. The editor's preface (1707), p. xiii, stated that the works of Richard Baxter are 'perhaps the best body of practical divinity that is extent in our own or any other tongue.' Richard Baxter lived from 1615-1691. The DIRECTORY was completed in 1665. Its scope was intended to cover all of practical theology, a summa of casuistry . . ." -- Don Kistler
    "Baxter's series, which grew in range and scope as it proceeded . . . is a peak point in Puritan devotional writing, and remains a precious resource for all, in this or any age, who want to know what is involved in Biblical godliness. . . . A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY may justly be described as a landmark. It is the fullest, most thorough, and in this writer's judgment, most profound treatment of Christian spirituality and standards that has ever been attempted by an English-speaking Evangelical author. The fact that it embraces both spirituality and standards (the principles of communion with God plus the specifics of obedience to God), merits approving comment in itself; nowadays spirituality and ethics have become two distinct disciplines in the schools, and books written on either say virtually nothing about the other . . ." -- J.I. Packer
    Timothy Keller calls it the greatest manual on Biblical counseling ever produced.
    "There are many Puritan classics on this subject. Thomas Brooks' PRECIOUS REMEDIES FOR SATAN'S DEVICES, Thomas Goodwin's A CHILD OF LIGHT WALKING IN DARKNESS, William Bridge's A LIFTING UP FOR THE DOWNCAST, and many other similar works give evidence that the Puritans were. . . . masters at applying Biblical answers and principles to problems that can only be solved by spiritual means. No Puritan work, however, has ever approached the popularity, the scope, or the depth of Baxter's classic treatise. With the widespread interest in counseling in today's church, this reprint of Baxter's work should be a welcome addition to every pastor's library, or to anyone else who wishes to give solid Biblical answers to man's questions." -- Don Kistler
    "We have long waited for a purely Biblical treatment of the spiritual ills and cures of men which is untainted by the views of psychology. Since Baxter lived about 200 years before psychology arrived, his deep work is completely void of its encroachment -- thankfully!" -- John MacArthur
    "The kings men sought to arrest Richard Baxter, but he traveled ceaselessly from place to place, writing his sermons and his books even on horseback (he had an inkwell in his saddle), and preached over a wide area." -- Brian H. Edwards
    "Baxter was a wonder of his age. His writings total 72 large volumes, much of it written on horseback as he traveled in his widespread preaching efforts. He seldom, if ever, edited anything he wrote. Knowing this any reader will be amazed at how well he communicated his deep love for his Savior. For 26 years he was public enemy No. 1 to the king, yet he lived to see the flight of the king in 1688." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    POOR MAN'S FAMILY BOOK (1674) and THE CATECHIZING OF FAMILIES (1683), are less detailed works and are found in THE REFORMED PASTOR: BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS, VOL. 4. They are more suitable for family instruction than are the detailed presentation in A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY.
    "Ptacek in FAMILY WORSHIP: BIBLICAL BASIS, HISTORICAL REALITY, CURRENT NEED (pp. 51-52), supplies the following information in regard to Baxter and this book. He notes that after the Episcopalians ejected numerous 'nonconformists,' in what is know as the 'great ejection,' in 1662, 'Baxter pastored from house to house, visiting families of his parish in their homes. These visits contributed to Baxter's A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY, a large and still very relevant manual of pastoral care.' Focusing on just one area of great importance, Ptacek demonstrates how this book's relevance is not limited by time or culture, though sometimes the use of specific words are. 'Published in 1673, but written 1664-65, a large book-length part of Baxter's CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY is devoted to the family. It is entitled 'Christian Economics' based on the archaic usage of the word, which reflects the proper sense of the Greek root oikonomos as the manager of a household, in the Christian case, the spiritual leader of the family. The family head is essential to Baxter's view of family worship and instruction. Baxter asserts that it is God's will that this instruction be carried out by the rulers of the families.' For a male head of the household to fail to do so, or to have another instruct in the family, is contrary to his position of authority.' This is the kind of book that can be passed on from generation to generation and still find much use in the service of the kingdom of God.
    "Though relatively weak on corporate sanctification, corporate faithfulness and some important areas of doctrine (such as justification), Baxter's work on subjects related to personal piety can be of good practical use to the Christian -- if one is careful to separate out his aberrant doctrinal views and any practical errors they may lead to." -- Publisher
    The following three excerpts are included as bonus free books on Reformation Bookshelf CD #28.
    1. "The Duties of Parents for Their Children" from BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS, VOL. 1, A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY, on Christian Economics, Chap. X., pp. 449-454.
    2. "The Special Duties of Children Towards Their Parents" from BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS, VOL. 1, A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY, on Christian Economics, Chap. XI., pp. 454-457.
    3. "The Special Duties of Children and Youth Towards God" from BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS, VOL. 1, A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY, on Christian Economics, Chap. XII., pp. 457-458).
    A summary of currently (2012) available publications.
    http://www.lettermen2.com/pwrbcd.html
    Richard Baxter, from Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Baxter

    *Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), The Practical Works of Richard Baxter: With a Preface, Giving Some Account of the Author, and of This Edition of His Practical Works, 4 volumes (Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 2000), originally published: London: G. Virtue, 1846, ISBN: 1877611379 9781877611377 (4 volume set), ISBN: 1877611131 9781877611131 (A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY, volume 1). A Christian classic.
    "THE PRACTICAL WORKS OF RICHARD BAXTER (4 large volumes), are a rare find indeed. This set includes the unabridged edition of A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY: BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS (VOLUME 1), A CALL TO THE UNCONVERTED (VOLUME 2), THE SAINT'S EVERLASTING REST: BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS (VOLUME 3), THE REFORMED PASTOR: BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS (VOLUME 4), TREATISE OF SELF-DENIAL, AND THE ONE THING NECESSARY, and much, much more." -- Publisher

    *Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), The Reformed Pastor: Baxter's Practical Works, Volume 4, ISBN: 1877611360 9781877611360. A Christian classic.
    "Dr. J.I. Packer describes him as 'the most outstanding pastor, evangelist, and writer on practical and devotional themes that Puritanism produced. . . .' in the words of his contemporary, Thomas Manton, he 'came nearer the apostolic writings than any man in the age. . . .' Today, Baxter's principles, drawn from Scripture, and re-applied in terms of modern circumstances, will provide both ministers and other Christians with challenge, direction, and help." -- Publisher
    "This is the fourth and final volume in this great set. Includes, ['Compassionate Counsel to all Young Men'], 'The Reformed Pastor' 'Poor Man's Family Book,' 'The Catechizing of Families,' and 'The Mother's Catechism,' in all 25 sermons, treatises, and catechisms. Dr. J.I. Packer says, 'For me, the great joy of this year is that it see the completion of Soli Deo Gloria's reprint of Baxter's incomparable PRACTICAL WORKS'." -- GCB
    Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), and William Brown, The Reformed Pastor (1835)
    http://archive.org/details/reformedpastor00baxt
    The Reformed Pastor (singly, e-text)
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/baxter/pastor.html
    Compassionate Counsel to all Young Men (1681), by Richard Baxter
    http://www.lettermen2.com/ccaym.html

    *Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), The Saint's Everlasting Rest: Baxter's Practical Works, Volume 3, ISBN: 187761128X 9781877611285. A Christian classic.
    "Third in the four-volume set. Includes The Saint's Everlasting Rest; Treatise of Self-Denial; The Life of Faith; Obedient Patience, and many more. Over 1000 pages." -- GCB
    "This is the greatest treatment on Heaven ever to appear! . . ." -- Wilbur M. Smith.
    The Saints' Everlasting Rest, (singly) Richard Baxter, edited by Benjamin Fawcett
    "Discusses the nature, excellencies, design, rejection, necessity, of the Saints' rest. Calls us to live the heavenly life now." -- GCB
    Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), Benjamin, Fawcett (1715-1780), and Samuel Turell Armstrong (1784-1850), The Saint's Everlasting Rest, or, A Treatise of the Blessed State of the Saints in Their Enjoyment of God in Heaven (1811)
    http://archive.org/details/saintseverlast00baxt
    The Saints' Everlasting Rest, Richard Baxter, edited by Benjamin Fawcett
    http://www.ccel.org/b/baxter/everlasting_rest/saints_rest.html

    *Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), A Treatise of Self-Denial, ISBN: 1877611360. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #21. Included in THE SAINT'S EVERLASTING REST: BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS, VOL. 3.
    "This item 'is the work of Baxter that has been translated into the most number of different languages.' (Kettler, Sept./97 letter)
    "It is also a great antidote to the prominent spirit (of antichrist), preached by psychologist and psychiatrists which focuses on self (self-esteem, self-actualization, etc.), and/or hedonism, in an idolatrous manner, rather than self-sacrifice and service in obedience to God. Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, . . . This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. (2 Peter 3:3; 2 Timothy 3:1-5) -- Publisher
    Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), A Treatise of Self-denyall (1660)
    http://archive.org/details/treatiseofselfde00baxt

    *Bernard of Clairvaux, and J.M. Houston (editor, abridger) The Love of God and Spiritual Friendship, ISBN: 0880700173 9780880700177. A Christian classic.
    "Houston provides his readers with a careful introduction to the times of Bernard and his importance in the history of the Christian church. He then furnishes a carefully edited version of this greatest devotional treatise on the love of God . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Bernard, of Clairvaux (Saint, 1090(1)-1153), Saint Bernard on the Love of God (1884)
    http://archive.org/details/saintbernardlove00bernuoft
    On Loving God by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
    http://www.ccel.org/bernard/loving_God/loving_God.html

    *Beza, Theodore (1519-1605), (revised and enlarged by Peter Hall), The Harmony of Protestant Confessions Exhibiting the Faith of the Churches of Christ, Reformed After the Pure and Holy Doctrine of the Gospel, Throughout Europe. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "After 1579 (and some failed attempts at writing a common Protestant Confession), it was decided that it would be a safer plan to compile a Harmony, in which the Protestant Confessions already extant could be distributed under certain heads, and by which all parties involved might be called back to agreement and any appearance of variation that existed might be discussed and explained. The design was accordingly entrusted to Theodore Beza (Calvin's student and successor in Geneva), Daneau, and Salnar. Twelve major Confessions, beginning with Augsburg (1530) through to The Confession of Scotland (1560), are catalogued according to topics (loosely ordered along the general lines of the headings found in the Westminster Confession), in this unique and massive volume. The Westminster Confession (1646), The Synod of Dort [Dordt], (1619), The Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England (1571), and the Irish Articles of 1615, have all been appended to this work, increasing its value and making it the most comprehensive compilation and topically indexed reference tool available to creedal Christians today! Over 700 pages." -- Publisher
    Beza, Theodore, and revised and enlarged by Peter Hall (1803-1849), The Harmony of Protestant Confessions: Exhibiting the Faith of the Churches of Christ, Reformed After the Pure and Holy Doctrine of the Gospel, Throughout Europe (1842)
    http://archive.org/details/harmonyofprotest00hall

    *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

    *The 1769 Authorized Version King James Bible, Cambridge: Printed by John Archdeacon; and sold by John Beecroft, John Rivington, Benjamin White, and Edward Dilly, in London; and T. and J. Merrill, in Cambridge, 1769. A Christian classic. Also available from The Online Bible.
    "It is praised by everyone, even by the new 'translators' as beautiful in its language, delightful in its cadences, etc. . . . THE KING JAMES VERSION is something not seen in today's so-called versions . . . the KJV as a whole is a God-pleasing effort to convey what God has written for our guidance in faith and practice. And since it is the only version that most believers have adhered to for more than three centuries, and untold millions have been converted in the reading and hearing of it, it evidently has the approval of God Almighty. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    Online Bible Homepage
    http://www.onlinebible.org/
    The 1769 Authorized Version King James Bible (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press), is also available on CD-ROM from Thomas Nelson.

    *The English Hexapla, Exhibiting the six Important English Translations of the New Testament Scriptures, Wicliff, Tyndale, Cranmer, Genevan, Anglo-rhemish, Authorized or King James Version, 1841, 2 volumes. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #2. A Christian classic.
    " 'Hexapla,' of course, means 'six-fold' or 'six-columned' as the section of this book explaining the 'Plan of the English Hexapla' notes, 'the term 'Hexapla' was originally applied to the work executed by Origen in the 3rd century; in which the first column contained the Hebrew Text of the Old Testament; the second, the Hebrew text in Greek letters; the third, Aquila's Greek version; the fourth, the translation of Symmachus; the fifth, the LXX version (i.e. the Septuagint -- RB); the sixth, Theodotion's version.' The English Hexapla offered here contains the six English translations noted in the title, arranged side by side for easy comparison and reference. Dates for each version used are as follows: Wiclif (1380), Tyndal (1534), Cranmer (1539), Geneva (1557), Rheims (1582), King James Version (1611). Of special interest may be the Geneva 1557 version (from a copy of the first edition), as both Geneva Bible's presently in print contain later versions (1599 and 1602), of this text. It should also be noted that the notes to the Geneva Bible are not included in the English Hexapla, just the text. The 1611 edition of the KJV will also be of value to those who would like to compare it with the more modern version of this translation. 'The notation of the verses has been inserted in all the translations, for convenience of reference . . . In illustration of the utility of the comparison of the various translations, much that is interesting might be advanced, but which the use of the volume will at once afford. The varied, although ordinarily equivalent manner in which the different translators render the same phrase, often throws much light upon the exact meaning; and when the versions vary in sense, the enquiry suggested with reference to the Original cannot fail to afford profit while it interests.' ('Plan of the English Hexapla,' pp. 161-162). Additionally this English Hexapla also includes 'The original Greek text after Scholz with the various readings of the Textus Receptus and the principal Constantinopolitan and Alexanderine manuscripts, and a complete collation of Scholz's text with Griesbach's edition of 1805 . . . The Greek text has been placed in the upper part of each page, for the purpose of facilitating the comparison of the versions with the Original, so desirable when they vary in rendering any passage.' This is all preceded by a detailed and annotated 160 page historical account of the English translations." -- Publisher

    *Bickersteth, Edward, The Trinity: The Classic Study of Biblical Trinitarianism, ISBN: 0825423945 9780825423949. A Christian classic.
    "A must for gaining a grasp of the doctrine of the Trinity." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    Bickersteth, E.H., The Trinity by E.H. Bickersteth
    http://archive.org/details/TheTrinityByEHBickersteth

    *Boettner, Loraine, Roman Catholicism. A Christian classic.
    "Romanism is compared and contrasted with the church of the first century. Written in 1962 (before Vatican II), it is not quite up-to-date, but it does provide a useful introduction to the controversy with Rome." -- William J. Grier
    "In 1937, Boettner and his wife moved to Washington, DC, where they lived for eleven years. During this period Boettner continued to write while working for the civil government. He earned his living first with the Library of Congress and then with another agency." -- Mark R. Brown

    *Boettner, Loraine, Studies in Theology. A Christian classic.

    *Bolton, Robert (1572-1631), A Treatise on Comforting Afflicted Consciences. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "I do not know of a single book published in the past twenty years that explains in depth how to respond Biblically to a grieved or wounded conscience. Here's an ideal volume to fill that gap. Few books in history have treated the subject as completely or as clearly as Robert Bolton's classic work. . . . The book remains a definitive study on the issue of dealing with guilt. Practical, Biblical, meticulously precise, carefully reasoned, it maintains a straightforward simplicity that cannot fail to touch the sensitive reader's heart." -- John MacArthur
    Bolton, Robert (1572-1631), and J.F. (Joshua Frederick), Denham (d. 1861), A Treatise on Comforting Afflicted Consciences (1831)
    http://archive.org/details/treatiseoncomfor00bolt

    *Bolton (or Boulton), Samuel, and John Cameron (1579?-1625), The True Bounds of Christian Freedom, or A Treatise Wherein the Rights of the law are Vindicated, the Liberties of Grace Maintained, and Severall Late Opinions Against the Law are Examined and Confuted. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Samuel Boulton was one of the Westminster Assembly of Divines. He "expounds the nature of Christian liberty and then clearly sets the bounds of that liberty. . . ." -- Publisher

    *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.
    Bonar, Andrew A. (1810-1892), Memoir and Remains of the Rev. Robert Murray McCheyne, Minister of St. Peter's Church, Dundee (1844)
    http://archive.org/details/robertmurraymcch00bonauoft

    *Bonar, Horatius (1808-1889), The Everlasting Righteousness, or How Shall man be Just With God? A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language.
    "First published in 1874, THE EVERLASTING RIGHTEOUSNESS, may be the best book on the doctrine of justification by faith alone ever written.
    "Since the seventeenth century, the church's adherence to the central doctrine of the Christian faith has been weakening; in the twentieth century it has all but disappeared. But to those who remain faithful -- to those who are called of God -- justification by faith alone is the best news there could ever be: that Christ died for our sins, and we shall live forever because of Christ's righteousness.
    "Justification by faith alone -- the 'principal hinge of religion,' according to John Calvin, the 'doctrine by which the church stands or falls,' according to Martin Luther -- is salvation. Without it, all hope is lost; with it, Heaven gained. Bonar's discussion is without equal in the English language." -- John W. Robbins
    Bonar, Horatius, The Everlasting Righteousness; or, How Shall man be Just With God? (1873)
    http://archive.org/details/everlastingrigh00bonagoog
    The Everlasting Righteousness; or, How shall man be Just With God?
    http://books.google.com/books?id=nQMDAAAAQAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

    *Bonar, Horatius (1808-1889), Free-will A Christian classic.

    *Bonar, Horatius (1808-1889), Words to Winners of Souls, ISBN: 0875521649 9780875521640. A Christian classic.
    "WORDS TO WINNERS OF SOULS, by Horatius Bonar, is addressed primarily to ministers of the Gospel. It is wondrously effective in its message to those called to preach the precious words of the Scriptures. However, the usefulness of the book is not confined to ministers, but has a message for all witnesses of Christ. The same spirit, sincerity, and fervency is needful for all witnesses, whatever their calling in life. There can be but one goal to winners of souls, to lead the lost sinners around them to that 'resting place where doubt and weariness, the stings of a pricking conscience, and the longings of an unsatisfied soul' may be satisfied, in Christ Jesus. In Him alone will all these be changed into holy joy, peace, and everlasting happiness." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "Bonar opens the book with an appeal for ministers who are awake. That is, he laments the state of a church that has convention centers full of clergy, but barely a bathtub full of true shepherds. . . . From there he moves on to paint a portrait of a 'living ministry,' that is, a ministry that is alive with passion and awake to the realities of heaven and hell, sin and salvation, meaning and futility. . . . In chapter 3 Bonar begins to name, with great candor and force, what he calls 'ministerial defects.' That is, those areas of pastoral ministry which are most vital, but most neglected. . . . In chapter 4, one of the most moving and inspiring (and humiliating), chapters I have ever read, Bonar quotes the Scottish Ministerial Confession of 1651. This is, in short, a corporate confession of the varied (and detailed), sins of the ministers of the church of Scotland. This alone is worth the book. It is telling, convicting (in the truest sense of the word), and I think, exemplary. In the final chapter, Bonar ends on a more hopeful note (the hug after the beating), and points us to a vision of revival in the ministry. . . ." -- Reader's Comment
    Bonar, Horatius (1808-1889), Words to the Winners of Souls (1870)
    http://archive.org/details/pts_worldstothewinners_1687

    *Bonar, Horatius (1808-1889), Jonathan Edwards, C.H. Spurgeon, Jay P. Green (editor), God's Will, Man's Will, and "Free Will." A Christian classic.

    *Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), The Art of Manfishing, ISBN: 1857921062 9781857921069. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men. (Matthew 4:19). The first thing is to follow the Chief Fisher of Men, Christ. He gives the promise that if they follow Him, they will indeed become fishers of men. But how does Christ make men fishers of men? (1) By His call; (2) By giving them success. For His word comes to them in power, and in the Holy Spirit, and in much assurance. (1 Thessalonians 1:5). It is not by might, nor by craft, but by the power of the Spirit that fishers of men succeed. You need not despair of fishing amongst the worst of men, for none can resist the Spirit when He engages Himself." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    Boston, Thomas (1677-1732), A Soliloquy on the Art of Man-fishing (1899)
    http://archive.org/details/soliloquyonartof00bost

    *Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), Commentary on the Shorter Catechism, 2 volumes. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    " 'Two large volumes of over 1300 pages! Boston's work is the most comprehensive reference set ever penned on The Westminster Shorter Catechism. Concerning The Shorter Catechism, A.F. Mitchell states '. . . it is a thoroughly Calvinistic and Puritan catechism, the ripest fruit of the Assembly's thought and experience, maturing and finally fixing the definitions of theological terms to which Puritanism for half a century had been leading up and gradually coming closer and closer to in its legion of catechisms' (The Westminster Assembly). The Shorter Catechism is the 'king of the catechisms' for shear power of expression, combining logical cogency with succinctness. Boston's exposition is unrivalled; there is nothing else like it. Here you have the cream of Puritan catechisms married to the cream of clear Puritan exposition! This is likely Boston's most important work. A set that will meet numerous needs, ranging from use in family worship, Christian education and personal study, to sermon preparation -- and for help in settling debated questions on the Presbytery floor. A one-of-a-kind set of books that will serve your family for generations to come!" -- Publisher
    "It is worth while to be a Shorter Catechism boy. They grow to be men. And better than that, the are exceedingly apt to grow to be men of God." -- B.B. Warfield
    Boston, Thomas (1677-1732), Shorter Catechism, Comprehending a Complete Body of Divinity (1796), volume 1 of 2
    http://archive.org/details/illustrationofdo01bost
    Boston, The Shorter Catechism, volume 2 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/illustrationofdo02bost
    Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html
    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/

    *Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), The Crook in the Lot: The Sovereignty of God in the Trials, Tribulations, and Troubles of This Life. Alternate title: THE SOVEREIGNTY AND WISDOM OF GOD DISPLAYED IN THE AFFLICTIONS OF MEN, TOGETHER WITH A CHRISTIAN DEPORTMENT UNDER THEM. BEING THE SUBSTANCE OF SEVERAL SERMONS ON ECCLES. VII. 13 [Ecclesiastes 7:13], PROV. XVI. 19 [Proverbs 16:19], AND I PET. V. 6 [1 Peter 5:6], TO WHICH ARE ADDED SOME SERMONS ON THE NATURE OF CHURCH-COMMUNION, FROM I COR. X. 17 [1 Corinthians 10:17], 195 pages, ISBN: 1573581372. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "In this book, Thomas Boston explains how the sovereignty and wisdom of God is displayed in the afflictions of men. In his approach to this difficult subject, he is both theologically precise and pastorally tender. Boston does not commit the error of needlessly trying to protect God's reputation, nor does he go to the opposite extreme of making God a compassionate but helpless bystander. Rather, Boston brings God right into the mix of even the most disastrous events, and shows how He is actively involved in both the events and their resolution. Let the wisdom of the ages be a salve during this time of crisis and bewilderment. May the God of all comfort be your comfort in troubled times.
    "When calamity and disaster strike as it did on September 11th, many people begin to ask, "Where is God?" and "Why did God allow this to happen?" These are the very questions Thomas Boston addresses in this timeless book. This book includes an introduction and a study guide to maximize the impact of this classic work.
    "Thomas Boston (1676-1732), was a Scottish Presbyterian minister. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and was a recognized Hebrew scholar. His main pastorate was at Ettrick, Selkirkshire, where he was installed in 1707. His most noted works are THE CROOK IN THE LOT and HUMAN NATURE IN ITS FOURFOLD STATE." -- Publisher
    Boston, Thomas (1677-1732), The Crook in the Lot: or, The Sovereignty and Wisdom of God in the Afflictions of men
    http://archive.org/details/christiantreasur00memeuoft

    *Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), The Distinguishing Characters of True Believers: In Relation to, I. God in Christ, as Their Refuge and Portion. . . . XI. Their entering into rest in Christ. In several practical Discourses, largely handled, and excellently calculated to promote the comfort and direction of Christians, and the advantage of human Society. To which is prefixed, A soliloquy on the art of man-fishing. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Boston, Thomas, The Distinguishing Characters of True Believers: In Several Practical Discourses, largely handled, and excellently calculated to promote the comfort and direction of Christians, and the advantage of human society (1791)
    http://archive.org/details/distinguishingch00bost

    *Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), Human Nature in its Fourfold State. A Christian classic.
    "This is THE classic on human nature. It was immediately acclaimed as such, and went through several printings during the author's lifetime. The book deals with four states of human existence: the state of innocence; the state of nature; the state of grace; and, the eternal state. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "When those who are devoid of the Spirit of God and reject revealed religion meet up with the Scriptural doctrine of original sin, their comments expose their hostility towards God and help exhibit the very principle they deny. For example, Smellie comments on one reaction to this work of Edwards as follows: 'Mr. Lechy has condemned the treatise on Original Sin as 'one of the most revolting books that have ever proceeded from the pen of man.' Edwards summarizes this book as 'a general defense of that great important doctrine,' and has skillfully answered those who would assail the revealed truth of God's Word at this point. If our doctrine is weak on man's nature and (in)ability, all manner of false 'help yourself' religion (e.g. Arminianism, Romanism, the cults, the occult, etc.), and secular seduction (e.g. psychology, socialism, etc.), based on man' inherent 'goodness' or ability to 'save himself,' will be given a wide open door to run rampant." -- Publisher
    Boston, Thomas (1677-1732), Human Nature in its Fourfold State (1811)
    http://archive.org/details/humannaturein00bost

    *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.

    Bouma, Ralph, et al., The Children's Classics, a series of Christian classics for children selected by Ralph Bouma.
    "Each of these classics, which teach character, exalt Christ, and honor God's Word in a refreshing manner not found in more modern books . . ." -- GCB
    These works were originally printed in the 18th and 19th centuries and are filled with Godly principles which build character. Triangle Press has rewritten them in children's language and proper English. Write requesting a complete listing of titles.

    Bible Truths for Little Children, 5 volumes.
    Bouma, Ralph, Family Focus on Christ,
    Godliness Is Great Gain, ISBN: 9781583390511 1583390510.
    Little Daisy and the Swearing Class
    Little Medicine Carrier
    A Little Rebel Becomes a Saint, ISBN: 9781583390566 1583390561.
    Roses and Thorns and Prison Roses, ISBN: 158339057X 9781583390573.
    Bouma, Ralph, Short Devotions: 100 Messages for Daily Life,
    Bouma, Ralph, Spiritual Wrestling, ISBN: 1583390170.
    Baird, E. Thompson, Theobold the Iron-Hearted, The Weed With an Ill Name.
    Tampering With Temptation, ISBN: 1583390596 9781583390597.
    More, Hannah, The Bible in the Wall, ISBN: 9781583390535 1583390537.
    The Reward of Childhood Truth; and, The Story of Little Mary's First and Last Falsehood, ISBN: 9781583390603 158339060X.

    Bounds, E.M. (1835-1913), Essentials of Prayer, ISBN: 0801007569. A Christian classic.
    "This one is my personal favorite, of the E.M. Bounds classics on prayer. If you want a deeper relationship in prayer then this book will inspire you. If you need a clearer understanding of how to pray, this is the book for you. I highly recommend everything written by this Classic Prayer Author." -- Reader's Comment

    *Bounds, E.M. (1835-1913), Power Through Prayer; Purpose in Prayer, ISBN: 0916441032 9780916441036. A Christian classic.
    Bounds, E.M., Power Through Prayer
    http://archive.org/details/PowerThroughPrayer
    Bounds, E.M., Power Through Prayer
    http://www.ccel.org/bounds/power/power.html

    *Bounds, E.M. (1835-1913), Purpose in Prayer. A Christian classic.
    "Praying with purpose means making definite, direct requests of God, taking it for granted that the requests are heard and will be answered. Bounds explains the attitude, characteristics, and hindrances behind such prayer." -- Publisher
    Bounds, E.M. (Edward McKendree, 1835-1913), Purpose in Prayer (1920)
    http://archive.org/details/purposeinprayer00boun

    *Bradford, William (1588-1657), Of Plymouth Plantation: 1620-1647, ISBN: 0075542811. A Christian classic.
    The journal of William Bradford.
    "A remarkable work by a man who himself was something of a marvel. It remains one of the most readable seventeenth-century American books, attractive to us as much for its artfulness as for its high seriousness, the work of a good storyteller with intelligence and wit." -- Publisher
    History of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647 (1912), William Bradford
    http://archive.org/details/historyplymouth00socigoog

    *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.
    Brainerd, David (1718-1747), and Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758), The Life of Rev. David Brainerd: Chiefly Extracted From his Diary (1830?)
    http://archive.org/details/lifeifrevbrainerd00brairich

    *Brakel, Wilhelmus à (1635-1711), The Christian's Reasonable Service: in Which Divine Truths Concerning the Covenant of Grace are Expounded, defended against opposing parties, and their practice advocated, as well as the administration of this Covenant in the Old and New Testaments, volume 1 and 2. A Christian classic.
    "à Brakel "blends doctrine, experience, and practice with great skill and power. There is here a vast amount of nourishment for both mind and heart." -- J.I. Packer
    "The four volume set so beautifully published by Soli Deo Gloria is a Calvinistic set of theology that is warm, practical and extremely Biblical. A' Brakel was often dubbed the 'Dutch Calvin.' Dr. Joel Beeke considers this set to be his favorite Dutch theological work. If you are looking for a systematic theology shot through with pastoral warmth, look no further. -- Reader's Comment
    The Pastoral and Practical Theology of Wilhelmus à Brakel: A Brief Evaluation of THE CHRISTIAN'S REASONABLE SERVICE, Bartel Elshout, B.A.
    http://www.frcna.org/Data/StudentSocietySpeeches/The%20Pastoral%20and%20%20Practical%20Theology%20of%20%20Wilhelmus%20%20%20Brakel%20-%20Rev.%20Bartel%20Elshout.pdf

    *Bridge, William (1600?-1670), A Lifting up for the Downcast, ISBN: 0851512984 0851511298. A Christian classic. Available in THE WORKS OF THE REV. WILLIAM BRIDGE (1845), vol. 1 of 5. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "These thirteen sermons on Psalm 42:11, preached at Stepney, London, in the year 1648 are the work of a true physician of souls. In dealing with believers suffering from spiritual depression, Bridge manifests great insight into the causes of the saints' discouragements, such as, great sins, weak grace, failure in duties, want of assurance, temptation, desertion, and affliction. A correct diagnosis is more than half the cure but Bridge does not leave his readers there. He gives directions for applying the remedy. . . .
    "The general causes of spiritual depression are the same in every age. Downcast Christians of the twentieth century can find help here as surely as did past generations." -- Publisher
    "Here is true help for those suffering from spiritual depression. Better than a room filled with psychologists." -- GCB
    Bridge, A Lifting Up for the Downcast.
    http://archive.org/details/worksofrevwillia01bridiala

    *Bridges, Charles (1794-1869), The Christian Ministry, With an Inquiry Into the Causes of its Inefficiency, ISBN: 1428610979. A Christian classic.
    "Bridges was a minister in England into the nineteenth century. . . . This book has been considered a classic book for ministers almost since it was written in 1829. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    Brooks, Thomas (1608-1680), Covenant of Grace. A Christian classic. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BROOKS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Brooks, Thomas (1608-1680), Heaven on Earth: A Treatise on Christian Assurance, ISBN: 0851513565 9780851513560. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "All saints shall enjoy a heaven when they leave this earth; some saints enjoy a heaven while they are here on earth. That saints might enjoy two heavens is the project of this book." -- Joseph Caryl.

    *Brooks, Thomas (1608-1680), The Mute Christian Under the Smarting Rod. Alternate title: THE MUTE CHRISTIAN UNDER THE SMARTING ROD WITH SOVERAIGN ANTIDOTES AGAINST THE MOST MISERABLE EXIGENTS, OR, A CHRISTIAN WITH AN OLIVE LEAF IN HIS MOUTH. A Christian classic. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BROOKS), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #21. A Christian classic.
    The Mute Christian Under the Smarting Rod, by Thomas Brooks
    http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/ipb-e/epl-10/web/brooks-mute-christian-00.html

    *Brooks, Thomas (1608-1680), Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices, ISBN: 0851510027 9780851510026. A Christian classic.
    "The best Christian authors of former times treated the seductive influence and terrible power of Satan in a way 'greatly more full and suggestive than in the literature of the present day'." -- William Grimshaw
    " 'The strange opposition that I met with from Satan, in the study of the following discourse, hath put an edge upon my spirit, knowing that Satan strives mightily to keep these things from seeing the light that tend eminently to shake and break his kingdom of darkness, and to lift up the kingdom and glory of the Lord Jesus Christ, in the souls and lives of the children of men . . .' This is one of the seven reasons for writing his book which the author, Thomas Brooks, gives in his preface." -- Publisher

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Discourses and Sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ, 3 volumes, ISBN: 0851515819 (one ISBN for the set of 3 volumes). A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Spurgeon says of this great commentary: 'Of the noblest order of exposition. Procure it.' Elsewhere in COMMENTING AND COMMENTARIES, he wrote, 'Dr. Brown's work must be placed among the first of the first-class. He is a great expositor.' Again, 'Brown is a modern Puritan. All his expositions are of the utmost value.'
    "These volumes cover much of the Gospel of John, plus many portions of the other three Gospels. In them he reveals his encyclopedic mind, and a profound regard for the Bible and the very Word of God. In addition, it is seen why it was said that he had the best clerical library in the whole nation of Scotland.
    "There is little doubt in the mind of this reviewer that any reader of these volumes will become possessor of myriads of new insights into the Scriptures, and what they reveal of our God and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It is indispensable to the student of the Gospels." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "Based upon the revised and enlarged edition of 1852. Rich in thought. Pastors will appreciate the writer's application of spiritual truths to the needs of men and women." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Recommended for daily devotions, as are all the books in the listing of "Books Considered to be Among the ten Greatest in the English Language."
    Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Discourses and Sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ: Illustrated in a Series of Expositions, 1854, volume 1 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/discoursessaying01brow
    Brown, Discourses and Sayings of our Lord Jesus Christ, volume 2 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/discoursessaying02brow
    Discourses and Sayings of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Illustrated in a Series of Expositions. . . . by John Brown, published 1856 [complete in 2 volumes. New York: Robert Carter and Brothers], original from the University of Michigan, digitized Feb. 17, 2006.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=SZl9u8v0Yi8C&dq=Discourses+and+Sayings+of+Our+Lord+Jesus+Christ&ie=ISO-8859-1&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0
    This University of Michigan digitized edition, that appears in Google Books, is available in paper from two publishers: (Gardners Books, 2006), and (Hard Press, November 26, 2007).
    Both volume are "produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library's preservation reformatting program." -- Publisher

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), An Exposition of Our Lord's Intercessory Prayer and (Limited Classic Reprint Library. Minneapolis, MN: Klock and Klock Christian Publishers, 1979). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
    "The concluding prayer of our Lord's in the garden here receives sensitive treatment. Brown was a pastor as well as an exegete. His handling of the text is excellent. His exposition serves as a model. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Includes an Appendix 1, "Connection Between the Visible Union of Christians, and the Conversion of the World," by Hugh Heugh, D.D.
    Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), An Exposition of our Lord's Intercessory Prayer: With a Discourse on the Relation of our Lord's Intercession to the Conversion of the World (1866)
    http://archive.org/details/expositionofourl00brow
    Nave's Topical Bible: Christ, Prayers of
    http://bible.crosswalk.com/Concordances/naves-topical-bible/ntb.cgi?number=T2807

    *Brown, John (of Haddington, 1722-1787), The Absurdity and Perfidy of All Authoritative Toleration of Gross Heresy, Blasphemy, Idolatry, Popery, in Britain. In two letters to a friend in which the doctrine of the Westminster Confession of Faith [1646] relative to Toleration of a False Religion, and the power of the civil magistrate about sacred matters; and the nature, origin, ends and obligation of the National Covenant and Solemn League are candidly represented and defended, 1797. Alternate title: A COMPEND OF THE LETTERS OF THE REV. JOHN BROWN, LATE MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL IN HADDINGTON: ON AUTHORITATIVE TOLERATION OF GROSS HERESY, BLASPHEMY, IDOLATRY, POPERY IN BRITAIN, AND ON NATIONAL COVENANTING; IN WHICH THE DOCTRINE OF THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH . . . AND OF THE NATIONAL COVENANT AND SOLEMN LEAGUE ARE CANDIDLY REPRESENTED AND DEFENDED, 1797, and "REFORMATION ATTAINMENTS VERSUS BACKSLIDING RELIGIOUS PROFESSORS," appears to be an excerpt. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #7, #25, #26.
    Brown, John (of Haddington, 1722-1787), The Absurdity and Perfidy of all Authoritative Toleration of Gross Heresy, Blasphemy, Idolatry, Popery, in Britain
    http://archive.org/details/absurdityperfidy00brow
    "Reformation Attainments Versus Backsliding Religious Professors (excerpt from THE ABSURDITY AND PERFIDY OF ALL AUTHORITATIVE TOLERATION . . .
    "Here Brown deals with three major Reformation attainments (anti-tolerationism, establishmentarianism and the obligations of lawful covenants as they biblically bind posterity), that Satan has always been especially concerned to overthrow -- in every major demonic move to open the floodgates of lawlessness, anarchy and misrule. Fletcher, in the preface to the 1797 edition, relates this truth as it comes to bear on various religious professors, stating, 'Papists were enemies to our covenants because they were a standard lifted up against their system of abominable idolatries. Episcopalians were enemies to them, because they were a standard lifted up against their anti-scriptural church-officers and inventions of men in the worship of God. Some Presbyterians are enemies to them in our day through ignorance of their nature and ends; and others through fear of being too strictly bound to their duty.' (cited in Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 486)
    "A History of Heresy
    "It is also interesting to note the long list of backsliders and heretics that often oppose one or more of these points. 'The ancient Donatists, a sect of Arian separatists, who appeared about the beginning of the 4th Century, seem to have been among the first who held out these opinions to the Christian world. Feeling the weight of the arm of power for their schismatical practices, by way of reprisal, they stripped the magistrate of all power in religion; -- maintaining that he had no more power about religious matters than any private person, and refusing him the right of suppressing the propagators of doctrines different from those professed by the Church, or the observers of a different form of worship. From them the German Anabaptists adopted the same views. Then the Socinians (i.e. an early form of Scripture-denying liberals -- RB), and remonstrant Arminians, whenever the magistrate ceased to patronize their cause. The English Independents during the time of the Long Parliament were the zealous supporters of the same opinions. In their rage for liberty of conscience, they formed the strongest opposition in the Westminster Assembly which the Presbyterians had to encounter. Through their influence that venerable body was much embarrassed (hindered -- RB), in their proceeding; and by their means (in collusion with that "Judas of the Covenant," Cromwell -- RB), certain passages of the Confession of Faith never obtained the ratification of the English Parliament. The English Dissenters of the present age are generally in the same views, especially the Socinians, the Arians, and the Quakers, who have most to dread from the Laws of the Land against their blasphemies. And who knows not that the high reputation of Mr. Locke as a Philosopher . . . has given these opinions such an air of respectability, that many youth in the Universities have been thereby inclined to embrace them?' (Preface, pp. vi-vii).
    "The Covenantal Hammer Smashing the Idols of our day
    "In our day the tree of toleration (and the anti-Scriptural principles which logically grow out of it), has spread its branches in ways that could have never been envisioned by those that took the first steps away from biblical and covenanted uniformity. What Brown is fighting against here is an error so foundational that when left unchecked it permeates all of society, cutting out the foundational roots that are necessary for all national Reformations. And if the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Ps. 11:3 [Psalm 11:3]). Furthermore, as the preface notes 'liberty of conscience and of opinion' are 'the great idols of the day.' Here Brown takes out his covenantal hammer and smashes these idols with an inconoclastic zeal worthy of our earlier Reformed forefathers. This book is especially useful in answering the persistent fear and questions that always arise when these old Reformed views are discussed: that is, the questions dealing with religious persecution. Brown spends much time in clearing the Westminster Divines of such false charges, while also setting these controversial Reformed teachings on a thoroughly biblical foundation.
    "Westminster's View of the 'Everlasting' Solemn League and Covenant
    "Interestingly, in the section defending the continuing obligation of the National and Solemn League and Covenant, we also note that the Westminster Assembly considered the Solemn League and Covenant an 'everlasting covenant.' Brown cites the following as proof, 'That the body of the English nation also swore the Solemn League and Covenant, is manifest. The Westminster Assembly and English Parliament, affirm, 'The honourable house of Parliament, the Assembly of Divines, the renowned city of London, and multitudes of other persons of all ranks and quality in this nation, and the whole body of Scotland, have all sworn it, rejoicing at the oath so graciously seconded from heaven. God will, doubtless, stand by all those, who with singleness of heart shall now enter into an everlasting covenant with the Lord.' (p. 161, emphasis added). The footnote tells us that the words Brown was quoting were taken from 'Exhortation to take the Covenant, February, 1644.'
    "Our Modern Day Malignants
    "Brown also includes a helpful section on a point some modern day malignants are once again attempting to use to overthrow the biblical attainments of the Covenanted Reformation. This section shows that the '(t)he intrinsic obligation of promises, oaths, vows, and covenants which constitutes their very essence or essential form, is totally and manifestly distinct from the obligation of the law of God in many respects.' (p. 120, emphasis added)
    "Brown's Dying Testimony to his Children
    "Finally, we cite a portion of Brown's dying testimony to his children given in the introduction (p. xix). Such testimonies, from notable Christian leaders, often contain singularly pertinent charges to their hearers. (For another notable example of this see James Renwick's dying testimony, as he was about to be martyred for his adherence to the Solemn League and Covenant, when he recounts what was later to become most of the terms of communion in Covenanted Presbyterian churches. This testimony can be found in Thompson's 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. Here are Brown's dying words to his children: 'Adhere constantly, cordially and honestly to the Covenanted Principles of the Church of Scotland, and to that Testimony which hath been lifted up for them. I fear a generation is rising up which will endeavour silently,' (O how prophetic!), 'to let slip these matters, as if they were ashamed to hold them fast, or even to speak of them' (as with many "reformed" publishers and preachers today, who dare not touch the topics Brown deals with in this book -- RB). 'May the Lord forbid that any of you should ever enter into this confederacy against Jesus Christ and his cause! This from a dying father and minister, and a witness for Christ' (Signed) 'John Brown'."
    "Do you Have What it Takes?
    "If you have the courage to compare the original Reformed faith with that which is often promoted under its name today (and in many ways the old Reformed faith bears little resemblance to the 'new light' Reformers and innovators of our day), then this is an ideal book to obtain and study." -- Publisher
    Following are three works related to THE ABSURDITY AND PERFIDY OF ALL AUTHORITATIVE TOLERATION OF GROSS HERESY, BLASPHEMY, IDOLATRY, POPERY, IN BRITAIN by John Brown of Wamphray.
    1. Barrow, Reg, Calvin, Covenanting, Close Communion and the Coming Reformation, 1996, a book review of ALEXANDER AND RUFUS . . . by John Anderson, 1862. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Shows how Calvin practiced covenanting and close communion and how the biblical view of these ordinances is intended to purify the individual, church and nation. Refutes the Popish, Independent and paedocommunion heresies -- as well as all views of open communion (so common in our day). Also argues that Arminians, anti-paedobaptists, anti-regulativists, and all those who openly violate the law of God (and are unrepentant), should be barred from the Lord's table -- as a corrective measure ordained of God for their recovery. Also demonstrates that those that would not swear to uphold the Geneva Confession (or 'human constitution,' as it was agreeable to the Word of God), of 1536 in Calvin's day were to be excommunicated and exiled from Geneva. This is Reformation History Notes number two." -- Publisher
    Calvin, Covenanting and Close Communion
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/CalvinCC.htm
    2. Price, Greg L., Terms of Communion: Covenants and Covenanting, a series of 7 audio cassettes [audio files]. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Explains and defends the fourth term of communion, which is 'That public, social covenanting is an ordinance of God, obligatory on churches and nations under the New Testament; that the National Covenant and the Solemn League are an exemplification of this divine institution; and that these Deeds are of continued obligation upon the moral person; and in consistency with this, that the Renovation of these Covenants at Auchensaugh, Scotland, 1712 was agreeable to the word of God.' Includes the studies offered separately on the National Covenant (2 tapes), the Solemn League and Covenant (1 tape), the Auchensaugh Renovation (2 tapes), as well as two introductory lectures (only available in this set), on the biblical principles related to the ordinance of covenanting, the descending obligation of lawful covenants, objections against covenanting, etc. Roberts, in his REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CATECHISM, catches the spirit of this tape set in the following question and answer:
    "Q. May we not indulge the hope, that, in the goodness of our covenant God, and by the promised outpouring of his Holy Spirit, 'the kingdoms of the world' at large, and the British empire in particular, will dedicate themselves to God in a covenant not to be forgotten -- animated by the example of our covenant fathers exhibited in these memorable deeds?
    "A. Yes. We have the most cheering grounds for this blessed hope; for it is written, that the nations at large in the spirit of devoted loyalty, shall cry -- 'Come and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten': and it cannot be well doubted, that the death-cry of the martyred Guthrie has been heard on high, and shall be verified -- 'The covenants, the covenants, shall yet be Scotland's (and the world's -- RB), reviving.' (p. 151)
    "A thoroughly amazing set of tapes -- among our best!" -- Publisher
    3. Cunningham, John (1819-1893), The Ordinance of Covenanting, 1843. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #3, #27.
    "This book is considered by many as the classic work on covenanting. 'The theology of Covenanting is here unfolded with a richness of scriptural research and a maturity of intellectual strength which would have made the grey eye of Peden glisten with delight. The treatise is a valuable addition to that solid theological literature of which the Reformed Presbyterian Church has produced repeated and enduring specimens, and stamps Mr. Cunningham as a distinguished disciple of the thoughtful and scriptural school of Mason and the Symingtons' (Presbyterian Review [1844] as cited by Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant).
    "The author himself notes that 'prayer and the offering of praise are universally admitted to be duties of religion. The Scriptures announce a place among these for the exercise of solemn Covenanting . . . What the word of God unfolds concerning it, is addressed to the most resolute consideration of all, and is capable of engaging the most extensive and prolonged investigation. And yet, though none have found this subject, like all God's judgements, else than a great deep, still in meditating upon it, the ignorant have been brought to true knowledge, and the wise have increased in wisdom. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. (Psalm 25:14). Mutual federal engagements, concerning things religious and civil, whether entered into merely by simple promise, or confirmed by the solemn oath, have been made from the highest antiquity to the present. The hostility to some such engagements, and also the proud disregard for their obligation, which have been evinced by some in all ages, demand a most careful examination into their nature and design . . . Furnished with the key of Scripture, approaching the subject, we are enabled to open the mysteries in which ignorance and prejudice had shut it up; and equipped with the armour of light shooting forth its heavenly radiance, in safety to ourselves we assail the darkness thrown around it, and behold the instant flight of the spirits of error which that darkness contains. Standing alone in beauteous attractions descended from heaven upon it, this service beckons us to approach it, and engages to connect extensive good with a proper attention to its claims. The observance, under various phases, is described in Scripture as an undisputed and indisputable reality.'
    "In this book Cunningham exhaustively covers the subject of covenanting in over 400 pages. He deals with the manner, duty and nature of covenanting (including personal and social covenanting), the obligation covenanting confers, how covenanting is provided for in the everlasting covenant, how it is adapted to the moral constitution of man and how it is according to the purposes of God. Numerous Divine examples are cited from Scripture and covenanting is shown to be one of the great privileges of the Christian life.
    "An interesting chapter covers 'Covenanting Enforced By the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals;' which touches on circumcision, baptism, the Sabbath, the Priesthood, the new heart and the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Furthermore, this book demonstrates how God's approbation rested upon Covenanters in former ages, how covenanting is predicted in prophecy, how it is recommended by the practice of the New Testament Church and at what seasons it is appropriate. The appendices touch on the relationship of covenanting to immoral and unscriptural civil governments, the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, the British constitution and the apostasy of the Revolution settlement.
    "Additionally, Cunningham acknowledges that the true church is 'bound by the obligations of the Church of God is past times' and is still obligated to pay what it has vowed to the Lord in those magnificent attainments of the second Reformation (the epitome of these attainments being embodied in the Solemn League and Covenant and the Westminster Standards).
    "If you are interested in the ordinance of covenanting this is the most extensive treatment you will find in one book. It is a gold mine of Scriptural references and should be read at least once by everyone who calls upon the name of Christ." -- Publisher
    "David Steele dedicated this work [NOTES ON THE APOCALYPSE -- compiler], to John Cunningham, author of THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTING." -- Publisher
    The Ordinance of Covenanting
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/6/29/ordinance-of-covenanting

    *Brown, John (of Wamphray, 1610-1679), Christ, the Way, and the Truth, and the Life, or a Short Discourse pointing forth the way of making use of Christ for justification, and especially and more particularly, for sanctification in all its parts from John 14:6, wherein several cases of conscience are briefly answered, chiefly touching sanctification, 1677. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #8, #21.
    "John Brown of Wamphray (1610-1679), has been rightly called the most important Scottish theologian of his day. He was especially gifted at merging profound doctrinal truth with warm Christ-centered zeal and godly piety. Samuel Rutherford wrote of him, 'I always [had] . . . a great love to dear Mr. John Brown because I thought I saw Christ in him more than in his brethren.' Brown's blending of doctrinal truth and Christ-centered piety is most clearly displayed in his CHRIST: THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. This is biblical, Reformed, Puritan spirituality at its best. Would you learn the art of continually fleeing to Christ by faith for your justification and sanctification? Read and reread this precious volume, filled with experimental truth about how to go to Christ continually for every spiritual need. Use it as a devotional gem, and pray for the Holy Spirit to grant you a growing, daily 'making use' of Christ by faith." -- Joel Beeke
    "This book was written during Brown's time of banishment in Holland. Among its 29 chapters we find Brown dealing with justification, but especially focusing on sanctification. Chapters are given to 'crucifying the old man,' 'How to make use of Christ, as Truth, for comfort, when truth is oppressed and bornedown,' 'for steadfastness,' 'for encouragement,' and much more. A classic on practical godliness if there ever was one." -- Publisher

    *Brown, John (of Wamphray, 1610-1679), An Exposition of the Epistle of Paul to the Romans, With Large Practical Observations; Delivered in Several Lectures, 1766. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "This commentary has been called, 'perhaps the best exposition of the Epistle yet to be found.' (J.W.C., cited in Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 341). Charles Spurgeon comments, 'By a Calvinist of the old school. Heavy, perhaps, but precious.' At the very least it should be considered a classic Covenanter's commentary. John Brown of Wamphray was one of Samuel Rutherford's favorite students. He was ejected in 1662, imprisoned and cruelly treated until he suffered exile to the Netherlands -- all for steadfastly maintaining the principles of the Covenanted Reformation. In fact, A.N. in the preface to this volume notes that, among other things, 'the particular grounds and causes why he was thus inhumanly and barbarously treated, was his strict attachment to, and maintaining the binding force and perpetual obligations of the nation's solemn vows and covenants; his refusing acceptation of the then sinful Indulgences . . . his public and zealous testifying against licentious tolerations,' etc. While in exile he wrote thirteen books. Johnston, TREASURY OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANT, p. 339, notes that Brown 'has been regarded the most important theologian of the second period of Scottish Presbyterianism.' This commentary gives us a good indication as to why Brown is so highly regarded among faithful Calvinists, godly historians and numerous commentators." -- Publisher

    *Brown, John (of Wamphray, 1610-1679), The Life of Justification Opened, or, A Treatise Grounded Upon Gal. 3.11 [Galatians 3:11]: Wherein the Orthodox Doctrine of Justification by Faith, and Imputation of Christ's Righteousness, is clearly expounded, solidly confirmed, and learnedly vindicated from the various Objections of its Adversaries. Whereunto are subjoined some Arguments against Universal Redemption, 1695. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive (a single copy may be downloaded). Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #20.
    "In 1828 Dr. Burns wrote, 'Mr. John Brown was unquestionably one of the most eminent divines Scotland has yet produced, as his numerous writings, still carefully sought after by solid and judicious Christians, fully evince.' (Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 339). Regarding this book Dr. Walker noted, 'By far our most thorough exposition and discussion of the doctrine it handles; and all the more to be prized because of the particular bearing it has on the new views which Baxter and others had begun to propagate, and which in some shape are ever returning upon ourselves.' (Ibid., p. 341). Interestingly, Brown, in the preface, after warning against Arminianism 'as the immediate way to introduce Popery' states, 'Yea even those who were purer in appearance, pressing the moral duties and practical doctrine of piety (I mean the followers of that famous Minister Mr. Richard Baxter), did corrupt the true doctrine of justification, because they adopted universal grace and redemption.' One of the best, if not the best, books ever written on the topic of justification!" -- Publisher
    The Life of Justification Opened, John Brown (of Wamphray, 1610-1679)
    http://reformedlayman.com/LifeofJustification_by_Brown/Cover.htm

    *Brutus, Junius (attributed to Philippe Duplessis-Mornay and sometimes to Hubert Languet), A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants, ISBN: 0921148453. Alternate title: VINDICIAE, CONTRA TYRANNOS: OR, CONCERNING THE LEGITIMATE POWER OF A PRINCE OVER THE PEOPLE, AND OF THE PEOPLE OVER A PRINCE, Hubert Languet (author) [also attributed to Stephanus Junius Brutus a pseudonym for Philippe Duplessis-Mornay], George Garnett (editor), ISBN: 0521342090 9780521342094. This [ISBN: 0921148453] is a reprint of a 1689 edition of this work, which was originally written in 1579. A Christian classic. Available [ISBN: 0921148453] on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available [ISBN: 0921148453] on Reformation Bookshelf CD #26.
    "Piety commands that the law and church of God be maintained. Justice requires that tyrants and destroyers of the commonwealth be compelled to reason. Charity challenges the right of relieving and restoring the oppressed. Those who make no account of these things do as much as in them lies to drive piety, justice, and charity out of this world, that they may never more be heard of." -- Junius Brutus
    "John Adams held this book to be one of the most influential books in America on the eve of the Revolution. This 'defense' manual will help equip you for the battle." -- Publisher
    "This book was even more influential than Thomas Payne's COMMON SENSE, in molding the American mind and preparing it for the war for independence. Much of our Declaration of Independence reflects its wisdom and thought. Written by a French Huguenot to give Biblical and civil justification for fighting against a government that was illegally killing it own people during the religious wars on France between the 1540s and late 1700. A must reading for those who want to understand religious and political history of Europe, or want to better understand the Biblical justification sought by our own founding fathers in their fight for independence. A must read!" -- Reader's Comment
    Vidiciae Contra Tyrannos: A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants, by Junius Brutus, attributed to Philippe Duplessis-Mornay
    http://www.constitution.org/vct/vindiciae.htm
    The Covenant Between God and Kings, from A DEFENSE OF LIBERTY
    http://www.constitution.org/vct/vindiciae1a.htm

    *Buchanan, James (1804-1870), The Doctrine of Justification: An Outline of its History in the Church and of its Exposition From Scripture. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #20. (ACL, DVD Five, CD #25)
    "The doctrine of justification by faith is like Atlas: it bears a world on its shoulders, the entire evangelical knowledge of saving grace." -- Publisher
    "This is still the best textbook on its subject, from the standpoint of the classic covenant theology." -- J.I. Packer

    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), Advice to Sufferers, ISBN: 0685198219. A Christian classic. Available (WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Pilgrim's Page: A John Bunyan Archive
    This is the complete set of THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN, George Offor edition, the 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.mountzion.org/bunyan.html

    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), The Desire of the Righteous Granted. A Christian classic.
    "This 75-page treatise is based on Proverbs 10:24." -- GCB
    Pilgrim's Page: A John Bunyan Archive
    This is the complete set of THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN, George Offor edition, the 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.mountzion.org/bunyan.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 available at Project Gutenberg, Gutenberg.org.

    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), and Robert Philip (1791-1858), The Greatness of the Soul: and The Unspeakableness of the Loss Thereof; No way to Heaven but by Jesus Christ; The Strait Gate. Alternate title: THE GREATNESS OF THE SOUL, AND UNSPEAKABLENESS OF THE LOSS THEREOF: WITH THE CAUSES OF THE LOSING IT: FIRST PREACHED AT PINNERS HALL, AND NOW ENLARGED, AND PUBLISHED FOR GOOD. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "In the 1660s, Charles II, King of England, asked John Owen (1616-1683), why he went to hear the preaching of an uneducated tinker. [John Bunyan -- compiler]. Looking the King in the eye, Owen answered, 'May it please your Majesty, could I possess the tinker's ability for preaching, I would willingly relinquish all my learning'." -- Andrew Thomson, John Owen, Prince of Puritans
    Owen would not have been surprised to learn that Bunyan's most influential work, PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, would be translated into more languages over the next 400 years than any book except the Bible.
    The Greatness of the Soul: and The Unspeakableness of the Loss Thereof; No way to Heaven but by Jesus Christ; The Strait Gate
    http://archive.org/details/greatnessofsoulu00bunyuoft
    Pilgrim's Page: A John Bunyan Archive
    This is the complete set of THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN, George Offor edition, the 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.mountzion.org/bunyan.html

    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), The Holy War Made by Shaddai Upon Diabolus for the Regaining of the Metropolis of the World: or, The Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Mansoul, ISBN: 1840300264 9781840300260. A Christian classic. Available (THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "I have read this novel before, and it is as good as PILGRIM'S PROGRESS. John Bunyan shows how Satan constantly tries to keep our souls, and uses all of the tricks in the book to try to keep our souls. This book is for Christians and non-Christians alike, the same is true with the THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS. John Bunyan knows how to keep you entertained and thinking about what kind of shape your spirit is in. This book is a true masterpiece and is the best book about Spiritual Warfare that I have read so far." -- Reader's Comment
    "Bunyan's second and most loved work after Pilgrim's Progress. Also allegorical, this work tells the story of mankind's redemption by comparing it to a besieged city." -- Publisher
    "Forget Frank Peretti! Bunyan's allegory on spiritual warfare is absolutely profound. The old tinker of Bedford knew whereof he spoke. The chronicles of Mansoul and the great battle for its mind, heart and spirit make difficult reading to be sure, but you will be rewarded for your perseverance a hundredfold!
    "BONUS: Bunyan uses real army stratagems and tactics in his descriptions of the symbolic battles. He is believed to have picked up these details while a soldier in Cromwell's New Model Army." -- Reader's Comment
    Pilgrim's Page: A John Bunyan Archive
    This is the complete set of THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN, George Offor edition, the 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.mountzion.org/bunyan.html

    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), The Jerusalem Sinner Saved, or, Good news for the vilest of men being a help for despairing souls, shewing that Jesus Christ would have mercy in the first place offered to the biggest sinners. A Christian classic.
    Pilgrim's Page: A John Bunyan Archive
    This is the complete set of THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN, George Offor edition, the 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.mountzion.org/bunyan.html

    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), The Life and Death of Mr. Badman, ISBN: 0585070857 9780585070858. Available (WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN), on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
    Pilgrim's Page: A John Bunyan Archive
    This is the complete set of THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN, George Offor edition, the 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.mountzion.org/bunyan.html

    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), The Pilgrim's Progress, complete and unabridged. 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 #21.
    Said to be "the greatest book, other than Scripture, which an Englishman has given to mankind." -- GCB
    The Banner of Truth Trust publication is recommended. It is facsimile reprinted from the unabridged edition of 1895 published by John C. Nimmo, Ltd. containing the original marginal notes and Scripture references and illustrated with etchings by William Strang.
    "Bunyan had better insight into the human heart than modern psychology; namely, because he did not study man apart from his Creator and apart from his deep inward problem." -- Ernest Reisinger
    The Pilgrim's Progress
    http://www.ccel.org/b/bunyan/pilgrims_progress/title.html
    Pilgrim's Progress John Bunyan [audio files]
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?SpeakerOnly=true&currSection=sermonsspeaker&keyword=John%5EBunyan
    The Pilgrim's Progress: From this World to that which is to Come: Delivered Under the Similitude of a Dream, Wherein is Discovered the Manner of His Setting Out, His Dangerous Journey and Safe Arrival at the Desired Countrey
    http://books.google.com/books?id=VSKlAAAACAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), Craig John Lovik, Tim Lundeen, and Oasis Audio (firm), The Pilgrim's Progress: From This World to That Which Is to Come, ISBN: 9781441622846 1441622845. A Christian classic.
    "The entire book, virtually unabridged -- rewritten for the modern ear by Jim Pappas and brought to life by 77 actors with original music and sound effects -- is now available on audio cassette [audio file]." -- GCB
    Pilgrim's Progress John Bunyan [audio files]
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?SpeakerOnly=true&currSection=sermonsspeaker&keyword=John%5EBunyan

    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), Prayer. A Christian classic.
    "First published in 1965 by Banner of Truth, this work is once again available. It combines two of Bunyan's writings on prayer, PRAYING IN THE SPIRIT and THE THRONE OF GRACE. These brief expositions provide a classic study of prayer." -- GCB
    Pilgrim's Page: A John Bunyan Archive
    This is the complete set of THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN, George Offor edition, the 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.mountzion.org/bunyan.html

    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), Work of Jesus Christ as an Advocate. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Pilgrim's Page: A John Bunyan Archive
    This is the complete set of THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN, George Offor edition, the 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.mountzion.org/bunyan.html

    *Burgon, John William, The Revision Revised. A Christian classic.
    "This book is the most complete and detailed attack on the Minority Text of Westcott-Hort in print. Burgon established by disputed passages the subjective method of the revisers. This book is a treasure house of arguments against liberal attacks upon the Word of God." -- GCB

    *Burroughs, Jeremiah (1599-1646), Evil of Evils: The Exceeding Sinfulness of Sin, ISBN: 1877611484 9781877611483. A Christian classic.
    "This treatise has one recurring theme: it is better to choose affliction than sin. In expounding Scripture, Burroughs shows that nothing is to be more avoided than sin, and nothing is to be more hated than sin. . . . Classic work by Burroughs (1599-1646), is a collection of his sermons on the subject of sin. This is a very rare book bringing well over a hundred dollars." -- GCB

    *Burroughs, Jeremiah (1599-1646), Hosea. A Christian classic. Available (AN EXPOSITION OF THE PROPHECY OF HOSEA, 1643, 1843 edition, exposition completed by Hall and Reynolds, revised and corrected by James Sherman. This seems to be the preferred edition, along with modern reprints of the same -- compiler), on the Puritan Hard.
    "Burroughs' style in this long work will seem to be breaking fresh ground, for he is constantly doing what modern writers on Holy Scripture fail to do -- that is, drawing out truths about God's will, work, and ways with us humans that will enable us to discern, if we are willing to do so, how he regards our nation and our churches today, and how we should deal with him in light of the way we may expect him to deal with us. In fact, however, Burroughs represents an older, wiser, and more fruitful type of Bible teaching with which the modern church, conservative, no less than liberal, is for the moment largely out of touch. We are the eccentrics; Burroughs is the main stream. Let us be clear about that! . . . What, finally, may the late twentieth-century reader expect to gain from the major investment of time and effort that is involved in working through Hosea? He will learn about God, and God's ways; much about personal godliness, and the many-sided concern for holiness, peace, and love, that should always mark the godly; much about things to hope for, and pray for; much about dangers to watch against, forms of spiritual ill-health to learn to recognize, and in general principles for taking stock of his own Christian life, and that of the church and community to which he belongs. These are matters of unchanging truth, on which it is not at all incongruous for seventeenth-century masters to instruct us, their twentieth-century pupils. No doubt the historical exegesis of Hosea has gone further during the past 350 years than Burroughs was able to take it, but whether theological understanding of the God of Hosea has advanced beyond what we find in Burroughs -- whether, indeed, we are as well acquainted with the God of Hosea as Burroughs was -- is another question entirely. I find in Burroughs any number of precious truths that without him I might well have missed, and I want others to be enriched as I have been. I count it, therefore, a great and happy privilege to commend this new edition to today's Christian readers. Burrow into Burroughs! You will profit enormously." -- J.I. Packer
    "Cotton Mather's assessment, that these sermons [Caryl on Job], belong alongside Greenhill on Ezekiel, Burroughs on Hosea, Owen on Hebrews, and Manton on James, can still be made." -- Dr. Derek W.H. Thomas, professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary
    Burroughs, Jeremiah (1599-1646), An Exposition of the Prophesie of Hosea, Begun in Divers Lectures, Upon the First Three Chapters, at Michaels, Cornhill, London (1643)
    http://archive.org/details/expositionofprop00burr

    *Burroughs, Jeremiah (1599-1646), The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment. A Christian classic.
    "Well-known Puritan author of THE RARE JEWEL OF CHRISTIAN CONTENTMENT excels in deeply spiritual insights. Most authors writing today can't hold a candle to him!" -- CBD
    "I am still reading this book, but I've read enough to have it significantly change my outlook on life and afflictions. I have learned in abundance what it means to trust the Lord in troubles and to realize that God will bring me out of them in His time, and it is my duty to praise the Lord and devote my heart to Him. My cup runs over when I read Jeremiah Burroughs." -- Reader's Comment

    Burroughs, Jeremiah (1599-1646), Saint's Treasury Holding Forth 1. The Incomparable Excellency and Holiness of God, 2. Christ's All in All 3. The Glorious Enjoyment of Heavenly Things by Faith 4. The Natural Man's Bondage to the law, and the Christian's Liberty by the gospel 5. A Preparation for Judgement. and Libertinism, wherein is proved that: Society is the genus of a church, not congregations, A national church under the New Testament, The visible church is God's Temple, The infallible note of a true church, Learning is needful for the discharge of the ministry, Toleration of all religions is contrary to God's Word, No communion with the wicked in their sin, etc. Delivered in two sermons, 1653. Alternate title: THE SAINTS TREASURY: BEING SUNDRY SERMONS PREACHED IN LONDON. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Burroughs, Jeremiah (1599-1646), The Saints Treasury: Being Sundry Sermons Preached in London (1654)
    http://archive.org/details/saintstreasuryb00burrgoog

    *Bush, L. Russ (editor), Classical Readings in Christian Apologetics, A.D. 100-1800, ISBN: 031045641X 9780310456414.
    "Contains selected writings from 12 different apologists. Under each is an introduction, references to source of selection, and a brief bibliography. Includes selections from: Martyr, Irenaeus, Tertullian, Origen, Athanasius, Augustine, Anselum, Aquinas, Calvin, Butler, and Paley." -- GCB

    *Calamy, Edmund (1671-1732), and Samuel Palmer (editor), The Nonconformist's Memorial, 1802 3 vols., 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, 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.
    " 'The extensive learning and eminent talents of the Rev. David Calderwood, his matured experience in ecclesiastical affairs, and especially in those of his native country, the persecutions he had endured for his beloved Church, and the numerous works he had written in its defense, all qualified him, in the happiest manner, for becoming a Historian of the Kirk of Scotland. Above all, when the narrative was to be one of struggle and suffering, in which the principalities and powers of the earth, as well as those of darkness, were the antagonists, the record of such a conflict fell most aptly into the hands of a man whom a monarch had in vain attempted to brow-beat, and a whole hierarchy to silence. His own heart also appears to have affectionately inclined towards this his most congenial occupation, so that, after his return from exile, he spent many years in collecting and arranging the materials necessary for such an important task. At last, when he had reached his seventy-third year, the General Assembly, for the purpose of enabling him to perfect his work, granted him an annual pension of 800 pounds Scots. Calderwood died only two years afterwards; but he lived to accomplish his purpose of writing the History of our National Church from the commencement of the Reformation to the close of the reign of James the Sixth, in two, if not three successive and copious revisals' (Preface to volume one, pp. v-vi). More on the prominent role Calderwood played in the church of his day is supplied by Johnston, TREASURY OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANT, p. 47, when he writes that 'the Second Book of Discipline was sworn to in the National Covenant in 1581, and revised by the Assembly of 1638. The most important parts of the book were legalized in 1592, and again in 1690. Calderwood, the historian, edited 'The First and Second Book of Discipline,' printed in 1621.' Furthermore, the DICTIONARY OF SCOTTISH CHURCH HISTORY AND THEOLOGY, (p. 118), tells us that Calderwood was 'excluded from the church courts when he opposed Bishop James Law of Orkney's (FES VII, 322), substitution of royal supporters in place of the Presbytery's duly elected representatives to the General Assembly. But when King James VI visited Scotland in 1617, Calderwood and 54 other ministers meeting in Edinburgh wrote a protest against the King's intention that the monarch and men of his preference should appoint forms of worship and discipline in the Church. Calderwood was required to appear with Archibald Simson before the King at St. Andrews, where from his knees he boldly opposed the King's will and asserted the freedom of the General Assembly to control the Church's ceremonies and government (emphasis added, and some today say these are points of little or no consequence -- how different from our Reformed forefathers -- RB). Calderwood was deprived of his charge, imprisoned and banished. In 1619 he went to Holland, whence he issued anonymously his monumental critique of English episcopacy, The Altar of Damascus (n.p., 1621), greatly enlarged in Latin . . . Calderwood's writings were erudite and widely persuasive, preparing the way for the restoration of Presbyterian practice at the 'Second Reformation' . . . With Alexander Henderson and David Dickson he was appointed by the General Assembly of 1643 to draft a directory for public worship, to fill a need for guidelines after the episcopal conventions had been removed (in keeping with the Solemn League and Covenant -- RB).' The same article, commenting on this eight volume history, relates, 'it is a major source for the history of the Church of Scotland from the Reformation until 1625.' This massive set (of over 6000 pages), was printed between 1842 and 1849. It contains a 171 page index and Thomson's 'Life of David Calderwood. The contents are listed and dealt with chronologically by year; beginning in the preamble with the descent of the Scots from the ancient Gauls, but formally covering the period (focusing to the church), from 1514 to 1625. Documents and information available no where else (that we know of), are also included in this set. Must reading for researchers and those interested in church history!" -- Publisher
    The History of the Kirk of Scotland (1842), David Calderwood, Volume: 1 of 8 found at the same site
    http://archive.org/details/historykirkscot05caldgoog

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Calvin's Commentaries, 22 volumes. A Christian classic.
    THE EPISTLE OF THE APOSTLE PAUL TO THE ROMANS is Paul's most comprehensive statement of the Gospel.
    ROMANS is also the key to understanding all Scripture. It unites the various themes of the Bible.
    "No doubt the Epistle next in importance to that to the Romans is this to the Hebrews." -- the translator of Calvin's Commentary on Hebrews
    "I know of no man since the Apostles' days whom I value and honor more than Calvin, and whose judgment in all things, one with another, I more esteem and come nearer to." -- Richard Baxter
    "Of all commentators I believe Calvin to be the most candid. . . . He was no trimmer and pruner of texts. He gave their meaning as far as he knew it." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "A large volume could not contain all that has been written in praise of Calvin's commentaries, by men of all theological persuasions. Anyone who neglects consulting Calvin is going to be the poorer for their neglect." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    It is recommended that CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES be used for daily devotions.
    Calvin's Commentaries at BibleStudyGuide.org
    http://www.biblestudyguide.org/comment/calvin/comm_index.htm
    Calvin's Commentaries, complete
    From the Calvin Translation Society edition.
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/commentaries.i.html
    Monergism: Commentaries
    From Mongergism.com search "commentaries."
    http://www.monergism.com

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Calvin's Commentary on Isaiah, 4 books, published in 2 volumes in CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES. A Christian classic.
    Several factors combine to make CALVIN'S COMMENTARY ON ISAIAH particularly significant.

    C. Gregg Singer states, in the Mt. Olive Tape Library series of lectures:
    I have a study ready for public -- well, not ready for publication, but hopefully someday, on Calvin's use of Augustine. [apparently never published -- compiler]. There are at least 400 references to Augustine in John Calvin. Anybody who says that Calvin got his theology of the top of his head knows no Calvin. Calvin knew Augustine probably better than anybody else, including Luther. Calvin went back to all the early western fathers. I would say that next to Augustine, his theology is based upon Bernard of Clairvaux and Anselm, and he had a higher respect for Saint Thomas Aquinas than many people are willing to admit. But he is in the western theological tradition.
    Charles Hodge, in his SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY of three volumes, very often refers to Calvinism as Augustinianism, and you can see why. [Charles Hodge], declares that you might as well call Calvinism revived and revitalized Augustinianism.
    Calvin's work is in four books, with a Scripture Index and a General Index. The Baker publication prints the four books in two volumes.
    Commentary on Isaiah -- Volume 1, John Calvin
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/calcom13.html

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Calvin's Selected Works, Tracts and Letters, 7 Volumes, ISBN: 0801024935 9780801024931. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
    "These remarkable volumes contain Calvin's tracts and letters. They clearly exhibit why Calvin was one of the great saints (who defended the regulative principle of worship), and why his work was singularly blessed of God. Understanding these works will shed much light on our current situation; for many in the professed Christian community live in as great (or greater), darkness today than those who were contemporaries of Calvin. This set contains such classics as THE NECESSITY OF REFORMING THE CHURCH, THE CATECHISM OF THE CHURCH OF GENEVA, AN ANTIDOTE AGAINST TRENT, THE SINFULNESS OF OUTWARD CONFORMITY TO ROMISH RITES, and much more. Calvin's only letter to Luther, his letters to Knox, Bullinger, Beza and a host of other Reformers, along with Beza's 100 page LIFE OF CALVIN are also all included. Indexed, 3507 pages." -- Publisher
    The Necessity of Reforming the Church (1543), by John Calvin
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/NRC_ch00.htm

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), The Institutes of the Christian Religion, 2 volumes, ISBN: 0664220207 0664220215. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. A Christian classic.
    "Edited by John McNeill and translated by Ford Lewis Battles, this is the definitive English language edition of one of the monumental works of the Christian church -- Calvin's INSTITUTES.
    "Still considered by many to be the finest explanation and defense of the Protestant Reformation available.
    "The work is divided into four books: I. The Knowledge of God the Creator, II. The Knowledge of God the Redeemer in Christ, III. The Mode of Obtaining the Grace of Christ, IV. The External Means or Helps by Which God Allures Us Into Fellowship With Christ and Keeps Us in It. . . . THE INSTITUTES is praised by the secular philosopher, Will Durant, as one of the ten books that shook the world." -- GCB
    Calvin spent a lifetime writing and perfecting INSTITUTES OF CHRISTIAN RELIGION. His Prefatory Address makes it clear that he intended the work to be a defense of Christianity to the King of France.
    Therefore, plainly stated, one of the most influential works ever published in the English language is a defense of Christianity to leaders of State.
    Prefatory Address to His Most Christian Majesty, The Most Mighty and Illustrious Monarch, Francis, King of the French, His Sovereign, John Calvin. Available in THE INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION.
    "Indeed, this consideration makes a true king: to recognize himself a minister of God in governing his kingdom. Now, that king, who in ruling over his realm does not serve God's glory, exercises not kingly rule but brigandage. [Footnote: 'Nec iam regnum ille sed latrocinium exercet.' An echo of Augustine's famous phrase: 'When justice is taken away, what are kingdoms [[regna]] but a vast banditry [[magna latocinia]]?' City of God, IV. iv (MPL [[Migne, J.P., Patrologiae cursus completus, series Latina]], 41. 115; tr. NPNF [[A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, second series]], II. 66)]. Furthermore, he is deceived who looks for enduring prosperity in his kingdom when it is not ruled by God's scepter, that is, his Holy Word; for the heavenly oracle that proclaims that where prophecy fails the people are scattered [Prov. 29:18 (Proverbs 29:18)], cannot lie." (Battles translation)
    "The characteristic of a true sovereign is, to acknowledge that, in the administration of his kingdom, he is a minister of God. He who does not make his reign subservient to the divine glory, acts the part not of a king, but a robber. He, moreover, deceives himself who anticipates long prosperity to any kingdom which is not ruled by the sceptre of God, that is, by his divine word. For the heavenly oracle is infallible which has declared, that where there is no vision the people perish (Proverbs 29:18), (Beveridge translation)."
    See the entire Prefatory Address, Beveridge translation:
    Considered to be one of the greatest prefaces ever written.
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/institutes.ii.viii.html
    "The doctrines of covenant liberty were rediscovered in the Reformation. John Calvin went further than anyone else in defining liberty and what Christians need to do to maintain it. Includes bibliographies."
    It is recommended that INSTITUTES OF CHRISTIAN RELIGION be used for daily devotions and may be used in combination with Ford Lewis Battles and John Walchenbach, AN ANALYSIS OF THE INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION OF JOHN CALVIN and with CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES.
    Calvin's Commentaries at BibleStudyGuide.org
    http://www.biblestudyguide.org/comment/calvin/comm_index.htm
    Calvin's Commentaries, complete
    From the Calvin Translation Society edition.
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/commentaries.i.html
    One Hundred Aphorisms, Containing, Within a Narrow Compass, the Substance and Order of the Four Books of THE INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION
    http://www.lettermen2.com/pringle.html
    Calvin, Jean (1509-1564), Institutes of the Christian Religion; A New Translation by Henry Beveridge (1845), Volume: 1
    http://archive.org/details/instituteschrist01calvuoft
    Calvin, Jean (1509-1564), Institutes of the Christian Religion; A New Translation by Henry Beveridge (1845), Volume: 2
    http://archive.org/details/institutesofreli02calvuoft
    Calvin, Jean (1509-1564), Institutes of the Christian Religion, Beveridge translation
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/institutes.iii.vii.html
    Monergism: Commentaries
    From Mongergism.com search "commentaries."
    http://www.monergism.com

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Sermons on Deuteronomy. A Christian classic.
    "This quality facsimile is of the 1583 edition. The Elizabethan text has small print but the 200 sermons provides us with the greatest and best volume of Calvin's sermons on the Old Testament. A Scripture index is included. Many today think that unless a commentary is new it has little value. Calvin is one of the best arguments against that view." -- GCB
    "Everything that Calvin wrote by way of exposition is priceless, even those who differ from him in theology admit this." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    Sermons on Deuteronomy by John Calvin
    http://www.reformed.com/publications/johncalvinsabbath1of2.php
    Covenant Enforced: Sermons on Deuteronomy 27 and 28, John Calvin
    http://entrewave.com/freebooks/docs/2212_47e.htm

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Sermons on Ephesians. A Christian classic.
    "The sermons are priceless." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "These also were translated by A. Golding, one who shared completely the spirit and fervor of John Calvin. He loses noting in the translation. These have been very rare, selling for as high as $500.00 when found. You will revel in the closeness they will bring to you as you contemplate Jesus Christ, the One who has made you alive, and has set you in the heavenlies with Him." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), The Westminster Divines and others, Larry Birger (compiler), Selected Writings on Justification by Faith and the Free Offer of the Gospel for the Succor and Comfort of the Troubled Saint, and the Convicted Sinner. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #20.
    "Includes writings by John Calvin, the Westminster Divines, Robert Traill, the Reformed Presbytery, William Guthrie, and pertinent articles from the Original Covenanter and Contending Witness magazine defending the Protestant view of justification and the preaching of the Gospel." -- Publisher

    *Cameron, Nigel (editor), Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, ISBN: 0830814078 9780830814077.

    *Candlish, Robert S., The First Epistle of John (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1979, 1877). A Christian classic.
    "We set great store by these lectures. A man hardly needs anything beyond Candlish. He is devout, candid, prudent, and forcible." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "Expository messages presenting a moving portrait of Christ and the believer's relationship to Him. A product of the times, these studies vigorously attack Roman Catholicism and warn against apostasy. First published in 1877." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Candlish, Robert Smith (1806-1873), The First Epistle of John: Expounded in a Series of Lectures (1870)
    http://archive.org/details/firstepistleofjo01cand

    *Carey, William, An Enquiry Into the Obligations of Christians to Use Means for the Conversion of the Heathen (London, England: Hodder and Stoughton, 1891). A Christian classic.

    *Caryl, Joseph (1602-1673), An Exposition With Practical Observations Upon . . . the Book of Job . . . 12 volumes. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Caryl preached on Job for 20 years. Some have said his work is the only satisfactory commentary on the book of Job.
    "The pinnacle of Puritan preaching and devotion, Joseph Caryl's 12 volume, 8600 plus page exposition of Job is now heading for a limited edition printing. . . . These are the full 12 volumes totally unabridged. . . .
    "C.H. Spurgeon said, 'Caryl will not exhaust the patience of a student who is a lover of every letter of the Word . . . it would be a mistake to suppose that he is at all prolix or redundant; he is only full. In the course of expounding he has illustrated a very large portion of Bible with great clearness and power. He is deeply devotional and spiritual. His work can scarcely be superseded or surpassed'." -- Publisher
    "Cotton Mather's assessment, that these sermons [Caryl on Job] belong alongside Greenhill on Ezekiel, Burroughs on Hosea, Owen on Hebrews, and Manton on James, can still be made." -- Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas, professor of Systematic and Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary

    *Charnock, Stephen (1628-1680), The Existence and Attributes of God. A Christian classic. Available (THE WORKS OF STEPHEN CHARNOCK, VOL. 4: THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "When the essence and attributes of God are called into question, to whom else can we better go than to Stephen Charnock? . . . the study of God's attributes is not dry-as-dust theology, but is practical; that is, it leads to righteousness." -- Gordon H. Clark
    Charnock, Stephen, and William Symington, Discourses Upon the Existence and Attributes of God (1853)
    http://archive.org/details/discoursesupone00symigoog
    Charnock, Stephen (1628-1680) and Edward Parsons (1762-1833), The Works of the Late Rev. Stephen Charnock (1815), volume 1 of 9.
    http://archive.org/details/worksoflaterevst01char

    *Charnock, Stephen (1628-1680), The Knowledge of God, ISBN: 0851514480 9780851514482. A Christian classic. Available (THE WORKS OF STEPHEN CHARNOCK, VOL. 4: THE KNOWLEDGE OF GOD), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Charnock (1628-1680), was once an assistant to the famous Puritan author, John Owen. He attended Thomas Goodwin's church when not preaching. He was in the thick of things during the Cromwell period, and during the infamous rule of Charles II. In 1675 he became joint pastor of the church at Crosby Hall with Thomas Watson. . . . This is a book of expository sermons, seven of them on the Gospel of John, and six on 1 and 2 Corinthians, the other two are from Ephesians 5:2. Charnock's sermons are clear in expression, concise, and deep. . . . it is said by Samuel Johnson that 'many able ministers loved to sit at this feet, for they received by one sermon of his those instructions which they could not get by many books of sermons of others.' Yet in his prime his sermons were delivered without notes, and his hearers found them deep, striking weighty, and lively, wrote James I. Packer in THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHRISTIANITY. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    Incorporates a study of the nature of unbelief and the atonement, and material on the Lord's Supper.
    Charnock, Stephen (1628-1680) and Edward Parsons (1762-1833), The Works of the Late Rev. Stephen Charnock (1815), volume 1 of 9.
    http://archive.org/details/worksoflaterevst01char

    *Charnock, Stephen (1628-1680), Knowledge of the Holy, ISBN: 0851514480 9780851514482. A Christian classic. Available (WORKS OF STEPHEN CHARNOCK), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Charnock, Stephen (1628-1680) and Edward Parsons (1762-1833), The Works of the Late Rev. Stephen Charnock (1815), volume 1 of 9.
    http://archive.org/details/worksoflaterevst01char

    *Charnock, Stephen (1628-1680), The New Birth, ISBN: 0851515002. Alternate title: DISCOURSE OF GOD'S BEING THE AUTHOR OF RECONCILIATION, DISCOURSE OF THE EFFICIENT OF REGENERATION, DISCOURSE OF THE NATURE OF REGENERATION, DISCOURSE OF THE WORD, THE INSTRUMENT OF REGENERATION, DISCOURSE ON THE CLEANSING VIRTUE OF CHRIST'S BLOOD, NECESSITY OF REGENERATION. A Christian classic. Available (THE WORKS OF STEPHEN CHARNOCK), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    A 400,000 word exposition of what the Scriptures have to say about the New Birth. "There are literally hundreds of excellent observations and expositions in this volume. Each of them will bring forth hallelujahs from all who love God." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    A Discourse of the Efficient of Regeneration by Stephen Charnock, Part 1
    http://www.ccel.org/c/charnock/eff_regen1.html
    A Discourse of the Efficient of Regeneration by Stephen Charnock, Part 2
    http://www.ccel.org/c/charnock/eff_regen2.html
    A Discourse of the Nature of Regeneration by Stephen Charnock
    http://www.ccel.org/c/charnock/nat_regen.html
    A Discourse of the Word, the Instrument of Regeneration by Stephen Charnock
    http://www.ccel.org/c/charnock/instr_regen.html
    The Necessity of Regeneration by Stephen Charnock
    http://www.ccel.org/c/charnock/nec_regen.html
    Charnock, Stephen (1628-1680) and Edward Parsons (1762-1833), The Works of the Late Rev. Stephen Charnock (1815), volume 1 of 9.
    http://archive.org/details/worksoflaterevst01char

    Church of Scotland (Alexander Peterkin, editor), The Book of the Universal Kirk of Scotland. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Church of Scotland, Alexander Peterkin, The Booke of the Universall Kirk of Scotland: Wherein the Head is and Conclusion is Devys it be the Ministers and Commissionar is of the particular kirks thereof, are specially expressed and contained (1839)
    http://archive.org/details/bookeofuniversal00chur

    *Church of Scotland General Assembly, 1638-1649, The Acts of the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland, From the Year 1638 to the Year 1649 Inclusive, 1682. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Also available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #11.
    "Exceedingly rare, these are the acts from what many consider the greatest general assembly gatherings since the days of the apostles. The work accomplished and ratified at these meetings has been called 'the most perfect model' of Presbyterial Church Government 'as yet attained.' Sitting during the momentous days of the Covenants (National and Solemn League), and the Westminster Assembly, this general assembly included the likes of Samuel Rutherford and George Gillespie. Judicially binding on covenanted Presbyterians (WCF 31:3), these Acts demonstrate how these godly leaders officially dealt with individual, family, ecclesiastical and civil Reformation (including national and international matters). Furthermore, it should not be forgotten that these rulings had major national and international ramifications in their day and that they still guide faithful Presbyterians at the close of the twentieth century (as terms of ministerial and Christian communion in the Reformed Presbyterian church). Moreover, they contain 'noble examples to be followed in testifying against all corruptions embodied in the constitutions of either churches or states.' (Reformed Presbytery, Act, Declaration and Testimony for the Whole of Our Covenanted Reformation, p. 216). Christ's Kingship has never since been so boldly and clearly proclaimed to the nations by a duly constituted general assembly -- neither has His rule and reign been upheld and actually embodied into the laws of a nation (civil and ecclesiastical), as it was during these days in Scotland. Much of this can be attributed to the work (humanly speaking), done by the ministers present while these Acts were debated and passed. Regarding doctrine, worship, government and discipline there are few books that will be as helpful -- especially to elders and those advanced in the faith. Additionally, if you want a glimpse at the heart of the Second Reformation this is one of the best places to look. It may also be considered 'the eye of the Puritan storm,' seeing that the Scottish Covenanters exerted such a godly influence among their English Presbyterian brothers (and the Westminster Assembly), during these days -- the two nations having covenanted with God (in the Solemn League and Covenant), for the international 'reformation and defense of religion . . . the peace and safety of the three kingdoms . . . the glory of God, and the advancement of the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, etc.' Over 500 pages and indexed for easy reference to all major topics." -- Publisher

    *Cotton, John (1584-1652, editor), and The Westminster Assembly (1643-1652), New England Primer: Improved for the More Easy Attaining the True Reading of English. To Which is Added The Assembly of Divines, and Mr. Cotton's Catechism. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language.
    "THE NEW ENGLAND PRIMER was the first textbook ever printed in America and was used to teach reading and Bible lessons in our schools until the twentieth century. In fact, many of the Founders and their children learned to read from THE PRIMER. This pocket-size edition is an historical reprint of the 1777 version used in many schools during the Founding Era." -- Publisher
    "THE NEW ENGLAND PRIMER was one of the greatest books ever published. It went through innumerable editions; it reflected in a marvelous way the spirit of the age that produced it, and contributed, perhaps more than any other book except the BIBLE, to the molding of those sturdy generations that gave to America its liberty and its institutions.
    "The Founding Fathers of this country and other Americans learned to read from this little treasure. There is much that we can learn about them and the way they thought by examining its contents. The true study of history should incorporate the study of what motivated people to do the things they did. This reprint makes for great classroom discussion. It makes for an excellent addition to any American History class at all grade levels and all ages. It is pocket-size, and kids and adults love it. I highly recommend it!" -- Reader's Comment
    "WEBSTER'S BLUE-BACKED SPELLING BOOK and the NEW ENGLAND PRIMER were basic, foundational textbooks used in the schools of our Republic in the 18th and 19th centuries.
    "These two textbooks prove our founding fathers expected moral truths to be taught in every school subject." -- Reader's Comment
    Westminster Assembly (1643-1652), SHORTER CATECHISM; Cotton, John (1584-1652), The New-England Primer Improved for the More Easy Attaining the True Reading of English: To Which is Added The Assembly of Divines, and Mr. Cotton's Catechism (1777)
    http://archive.org/details/newenglandprimer00west

    *Covenanted General Assembly of the Church of Scotland (Alexander Peterkin, editor), Records of the Kirk of Scotland, Containing the Acts and Proceedings of the Generals Assemblies, From the Year 1638 Downwards, as Authenticated by the Clerks of Assembly; With Notes and Historical Illustrations, by Alexander Peterkin (1838 edition), 648 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10 and #11.
    " 'The object of the present work is to present to the public, in a form that may be generally accessible, the history of one of the most interesting periods in the annals of our National Church, by the republication of the Acts and Proceedings, at and subsequent to the era of her Second Reformation; and, combined therewith, such historical documents and sketches as are calculated to preserve the memory of an important, and, ultimately beneficial revolution, notes Peterkin in his introduction. This is one the most valuable publications we offer related to Second Reformation history and the many important questions that were debated (and oftentimes settled), during this watershed period -- before, during and after the sitting of the Westminster Assembly. It also contains some indispensable information on the Protester/Resolutioner controversy (which reveals many valuable lessons for Reformed Christians today), including excerpts from some lost books and papers written by the Protesting Covenanters. The excerpts from James Guthrie's The Waters of Sihor, or the Lands Defectione, in which Guthrie enumerates the errors of the Resolutioners, as well as the marks of malignancy, is one prime example. Other rare Protester documents (inveighing against the 'pretended Assemblies' of the Resolutioners), signed by the likes of Samuel Rutherford and Robert Traill are also included. Very rare and very valuable -- a gold mine for the serious student of the Second Reformation!" -- Publisher

    *Cunningham, John (1819-1893), The Ordinance of Covenanting, 1843. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #3, #27.
    "This book is considered by many as the classic work on covenanting. 'The theology of Covenanting is here unfolded with a richness of scriptural research and a maturity of intellectual strength which would have made the grey eye of Peden glisten with delight. The treatise is a valuable addition to that solid theological literature of which the Reformed Presbyterian Church has produced repeated and enduring specimens, and stamps Mr. Cunningham as a distinguished disciple of the thoughtful and scriptural school of Mason and the Symingtons.' (Presbyterian Review [1844] as cited by Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant)
    "The author himself notes that 'prayer and the offering of praise are universally admitted to be duties of religion. The Scriptures announce a place among these for the exercise of solemn Covenanting . . . What the word of God unfolds concerning it, is addressed to the most resolute consideration of all, and is capable of engaging the most extensive and prolonged investigation. And yet, though none have found this subject, like all God's judgements, else than a great deep, still in meditating upon it, the ignorant have been brought to true knowledge, and the wise have increased in wisdom. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. (Psalm 25:14). Mutual federal engagements, concerning things religious and civil, whether entered into merely by simple promise, or confirmed by the solemn oath, have been made from the highest antiquity to the present. The hostility to some such engagements, and also the proud disregard for their obligation, which have been evinced by some in all ages, demand a most careful examination into their nature and design . . . Furnished with the key of Scripture, approaching the subject, we are enabled to open the mysteries in which ignorance and prejudice had shut it up; and equipped with the armour of light shooting forth its heavenly radiance, in safety to ourselves we assail the darkness thrown around it, and behold the instant flight of the spirits of error which that darkness contains. Standing alone in beauteous attractions descended from heaven upon it, this service beckons us to approach it, and engages to connect extensive good with a proper attention to its claims. The observance, under various phases, is described in Scripture as an undisputed and indisputable reality.'
    "In this book Cunningham exhaustively covers the subject of covenanting in over 400 pages. He deals with the manner, duty and nature of covenanting (including personal and social covenanting), the obligation covenanting confers, how covenanting is provided for in the everlasting covenant, how it is adapted to the moral constitution of man and how it is according to the purposes of God. Numerous Divine examples are cited from Scripture and covenanting is shown to be one of the great privileges of the Christian life.
    "An interesting chapter covers 'Covenanting Enforced By the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals;' which touches on circumcision, baptism, the Sabbath, the Priesthood, the new heart and the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Furthermore, this book demonstrates how God's approbation rested upon Covenanters in former ages, how covenanting is predicted in prophecy, how it is recommended by the practice of the New Testament Church and at what seasons it is appropriate. The appendices touch on the relationship of covenanting to immoral and unscriptural civil governments, the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, the British constitution and the apostasy of the Revolution settlement.
    "Additionally, Cunningham acknowledges that the true church is 'bound by the obligations of the Church of God is past times' and is still obligated to pay what it has vowed to the Lord in those magnificent attainments of the second Reformation (the epitome of these attainments being embodied in the Solemn League and Covenant and the Westminster Standards).
    "If you are interested in the ordinance of covenanting this is the most extensive treatment you will find in one book. It is a gold mine of Scriptural references and should be read at least once by everyone who calls upon the name of Christ." -- Publisher
    "David Steele dedicated this work [Notes on the Apocalypse -- compiler], to John Cunningham, author of THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTING." -- Publisher
    The Ordinance of Covenanting
    http://www.covenanter.org/reformed/2015/6/29/ordinance-of-covenanting

    *Cunningham, William (1805-1861), Church and State, the Biblical View: A Compilation of Articles From Some of the Best Christian Minds in History. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #23.
    "A compilation of articles from some of the best Christian minds in history, including Cunningham, Smeaton, M'Crie, Symington, Gillespie, the Westminster Divines, Bannerman, Owen and Shaw. This book shows that, generally speaking, the leaders of the Reformed faith have all come to substantial agreement regarding what the Scriptures teach about Christ's Kingship over the nations and the Church. Establishmentarianism is clearly seen to be the historically Reformed consensus, and this has a huge impact on the way one views both the Church and the state, in relation to Scripture." -- Publisher

    *Cunningham, William (1805-1861), Historical Theology: A Review of the Principal Doctrinal Discussions in the Christian Church Since the Apostolic Age, 2 volumes. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #16.
    "TWO LARGE VOLUMES totalling just under 1300 pages. The definitive work on doctrinal history. Compares the truth to the three major heretical system: Romanism, Socinianism (an old form of liberalism), and Arminianism. Covers the most important disputes, focusing in on significant points of controversy in each. The value of this set should not be underestimated, for it is an antidote against much of the innovative folly so prevalent in our day. As Iain Murray, concerning human pride and scriptural interpretation, succinctly points out, 'Instead of beginning with a realization that God in His providence had already caused His Church to investigate and settle at least the great majority of Biblical doctrines, the Church, flattered by the supposed possession of superior light, began to despise the old doctrinal standards and to construct a 'creed' anew, as though the faith of the previous eighteen centuries counted for nothing. Nor were the evangelicals free from this plague; even they took up the slogans that 'Christianity is not a doctrine but a life' and that to express the truth systematically is an abuse of logic -- as though to think illogically was a mark of true spirituality!' J.J. Bonar stated that Cunningham's 'grasp and vantage of the field of theological discussion' was 'of inestimable value.' This set is certainly one of the most useful items we carry and is much needed in our day." -- Publisher

    *Cunningham, William (1805-1861), The Westminster Confession on the Relationship Between Church and State. Alternate title: REMARKS ON THE TWENTY-THIRD CHAPTER OF THE CONFESSION OF FAITH, AS BEARING ON EXISTING CONTROVERSIES. A Christian classic. Available on the Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #25.
    "Chapter eight excerpted from DISCUSSIONS ON CHURCH PRINCIPLES. Answers the false claims that the Westminster Divines contradicted themselves on this issue and/or that they were Erastians. Proves that changes made to the original Westminster Confession, concerning church and state issues, were in error -- clearly demonstrating why this is so." -- Publisher
    The Westminster Confession on the Relation Between Church and State, William Cunningham
    http://www.westminsterconfession.org/a-godly-society/the-westminster-confession-on-the-relation-between-church-and-state.php

    Cuthbertson, John, Register of Marriages and Baptisms Performed by Rev John Cuthbertson, Covenanter Minister 1751-1791.

    Dabney, Robert Lewis (1820-1898), Systematic Theology
    Dabney, Robert Lewis (1820-1898), Syllabus and Notes of the Course of Systematic and Polemic Theology (1878)
    http://archive.org/details/syllabusnotesofc00dabn
    An R.L. Dabney Anthology
    http://www.gty.org/~phil/dabney.htm

    *De Graaf, Simon Gerrit, Promise and Deliverance, 4 volumes (Scarsdale, NY [Westminster Discount Book Service, P.O. Box 125H, Scarsdale 10583]: Westminster Discount Book Service, 1977). Translated from the Dutch by H. Evan Runner and Elisabeth Wichers Runner. A Christian classic.
    "A landmark in interpreting the simple stories of the Bible . . . an invaluable resource for teachers, ministers, and parents." -- Christianity Today
    "In Scripture, religion means covenant. By His Word, God called into being an order of creation culminating in man. By that Word He also gave man His favor and brought him into a life of conscious covenantal fellowship with Himself. As De Graaf himself puts it: 'Without covenant, there is no religion, no conscious fellowship between man and God, no exchange of love and faithfulness. Without the covenant, man would be just an instrument in God's hand. When God created man, He had more than an instrument in mind: He made a creature that could respond to Him. . . .'
    "This renewed insight into Biblical revelation is the perspective undergirding De Graaf's treatment of all Bible stories. It makes his book a unique presentation of God's revelation of Himself in the covenant and keeps his interpretations of the stories from degenerating into mere moralizing. Religion is not morality." -- H. Evan Runner
    "I highly recommend this book. One of the best books available." -- R.C. Sproul

    *Dillenberger, John, (editor), Martin Luther: Selections From his Writings, ISBN: 0385098766 9780385098762. A Christian classic.
    "The development of Martin Luther's thought was both a symptom and moving force in the transformation of the Middle Ages into the modern world. Geographical discovery, an emerging scientific tradition, and a climate of social change had splintered the unity of medieval Christian culture, and these changes provided the background for Luther's theological challenge. His new apprehension of Scripture and fresh understanding of man's relation to God demanded a break with the Church as then constituted and released the powerful impulses that carried the Reformation. Luther's vigorous, colorful language still retains the excitement it had for thousands of his contemporaries. In this volume, Dr. Dillenberger has made a representative selection from Luther's extensive writings, and has also provided the reader with a lucid introduction to his thought." -- Publisher
    See "Martin Luther's Treatise on Christian Liberty" (The Freedom of the Christian).
    "If one were to single out one short document representing the content and spirit of Luther's faith 'The Freedom of the Christian' would undoubtedly be at the top." -- John Dillenberger

    Donne, John, On Prayer, Repentance, and the Mercy of God: A Lenten Sermon. A Christian classic. Available in the THE WORKS (OF JOHN DONNE).

    *Dostoevsky, Fyodor, The Brothers Karamazov, ISBN: 0553212168.
    Dostoyevsky, The Brothers Karamazov (1900)
    http://archive.org/details/brotherskaramaz00dost
    http://www.ccel.org/d/dostoevsky/karamozov/karamozov.txt

    *Durham, James (1622-1658), A Complete Commentary Upon the Book of Revelation, 1799, 2 volumes. Alternate title: A COMMENTARY UPON THE BOOK OF THE REVELATION, WHEREIN THE TEXT IS EXPLAINED, THE SERIES OF THE SEVERAL PROPHECIES CONTAINED IN THAT BOOK DEDUCED ACCORDING TO THEIR ORDER AND DEPENDENCE UPON EACH OTHER, THE PERIODS AND SUCCESSION OF TIMES, AT, OR ABOUT WHICH, THESE PROPHECIES, THAT ARE ALREADY FULFILLED, BEGAN TO BE, AND WERE MORE FULLY ACCOMPLISHED, FIXED AND APPLIED ACCORDING TO HISTORY, AND THOSE THAT ARE YET TO BE FULFILLED, MODESTLY, AND SO FAR AS IS WARRANTABLE, INQUIRED INTO. TOGETHER WITH SOME PRACTICAL OBSERVATION, AND SEVERAL DIGRESSIONS (AN INDEX WHEREOF IS PREFIXED), NECESSARY FOR VINDICATING, CLEARING, AND CONFIRMING MANY WEIGHTY AND IMPORTANT TRUTHS. DELIVERED IN SEVERAL LECTURES, TO WHICH IS AFFIXED A BRIEF SUMMARY OF THE WHOLE REVELATION, WITH AN ALPHABETICAL INDEX OF THE CHIEF AND PRINCIPAL PURPOSES AND WORDS CONTAINED IN THIS COMMENTARY, 1680. Second alternate title: A LEARNED AND COMPLETE COMMENTARY UPON THE BOOK OF THE REVELATION. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #14.
    "In 1779, in their TESTIMONY AND WARNING AGAINST THE BLASPHEMIES AND IDOLATRY OF POPERY, the Reformed Presbytery called Durham's COMPLETE COMMENTARY . . . ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION 'the best exposition of that book that has yet been published.' (p. 61n). Had they had the privilege of reading Steele's NOTES ON THE APOCALYPSE we are quite certain that they would have given it a similar endorsement. . . .
    " 'After all that has been written it would not be easy to find a more sensible and instructive work than this old-fashioned exposition . . . the mystery of the Gospel fills it with sweet savour' writes Spurgeon of this work." (cited in Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 318 -- Publisher
    Steele, David (1803-1887), Notes on the Apocalypse
    http://archive.org/details/notesonapocalyps00stee
    Steele, David (1803-1887), Notes on the Apocalypse
    http://archive.org/details/notesontheapocal14485gut

    *Durham, James (1622-1658), Concerning Scandal. A Christian classic. Alternate title: THE DYING MAN'S TESTAMENT TO THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND: OR, A TREATISE CONCERNING SCANDAL. Available (1659 edition), on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
    "The Rise of The Following Treatise
    "Having had occasion to consider the Book of the Revelation, and being on the Epistle to the Church of Pergamos in the second chapter, ground was given to speak something of Scandal, by reason of several doctrines clearly arising from that place. Upon this occasion I did first essay the writing of something of the doctrine of scandal in general, intending only to have spent a sheet or two thereupon, as elsewhere on some other subjects. When this was brought to a close, I found the place to give ground to speak of public church offenses, as they are the object of church discipline and censures. And being convinced, that that subject was not impertinent to be spoken of, I yielded to spend some thoughts upon it also, which did draw to a greater length than at first was intended or was suitable for a digression. This being finished, as it is, and any more thoughts of this subject laid by, it occurred again to me to think of doctrinal scandals or of scandalous errors. And considering that the scandals mentioned in that place, are of such nature, and that such are very frequent in this time, I yielded also to put together what thoughts the Lord would furnish concerning the same, whereupon followed the third part of this treatise.
    "When this was even at the closing, there was a fourth part of the same subject that did occur to me to be thought on, which before that had never been minded, and that was concerning scandalous church divisions. To this my mind and inclination was exceedingly averse at first, as knowing it not only to be difficult in itself to be meddled in, but also exceedingly above me, who am altogether unsuitable to hazard on such a subject. Yet considering the rise of the motion, and how the Lord had helped through the other parts, I did resolve to condescend to follow it, at least so far till it might appear what was his mind to me therein, and accordingly did follow it till it came to the period (whatever it be), that now it is at.
    "This is the true rise and occasion of this treatise, and of the several parts thereof, and therefore I have continued its entry in the original mold thereof, to wit, in laying down some general doctrines from that place of Scripture, and if there is afterward any more particular relation to the second and third chapters of the Revelation than to other Scriptures, this simple narration of the rise thereof may satisfy any concerning the same. Whereof we shall say no more, but first lay down grounds of all from that text, and then proceed in the treatise, which is divided in four parts, upon the reasons formerly hinted."
    "The Grounds of This Treatise
    "Among other things that troubled the church in the primitive times, scandal, or offense, was a chief one. The many directions that are given concerning it, and the reproofs that are of it, show that it is a main piece of a Christian's conversation to walk rightly in reference thereto, and a great evidence of looseness where it is not heeded. On verse 6 [Rev. 2 (Revelation 2:6)], we show that this was a sole fault of the Nicolaitans to be careless of offending, or of giving of offense, and not to regard scandal; and here the Lord holds it forth to be so by comparing it with Balaam's practice (v. 14 [Revelation 5:14]), which is aggreged from this, that he taught Balak to lay a stumbling block before Israel. From which these doctrines may be gathered:

    1. That there is such a fault incident to men in their carriage, even to lay stumbling-blocks before others and to offend them.
    2. That men ought to walk so as not to offend others, or so as to lay no stumbling-block before them. So that it is not enough not to stumble themselves (if this could be separated from the other), but also they ought to be careful not to stumble others.
    3. The Lord takes special notice how men do walk in reference to others in this, and is highly provoked where he sees any guilty of it.
    4. The Devil has ever endeavored to have offenses abounding in the church, and to make some lay such stumbling-blocks before others.
    5. It is most hurtful to the church, and destructive to souls where offenses abound, and men walk not tenderly in reference to these; so that the Lord expresses it with a twofold woe (Matt. 18 [Matthew 18]), as being a woe beyond sword and pestilence.
    6. We may gather that corrupt doctrine never [lacks] offenses joined with it, and that ordinarily those who spread that, are untender in this.
    7. That offenses often accompany the rise and beginning of any work of Christ's among a people; these tares of offenses are ordinarily then sown.
    8. That some offenses are of a public nature, and that church officers should take notice of such, and that it is offensive to Christ when they are overlooked and not taken heed unto.
    9. Church officers, even such as other ways are approved in their carriage and ministry, may fall in this fault, as by comparing the Epistles to Pergamos and Thyatira, is clear.
    10. When officers fall in this fault, it is yet no reprovable thing in members that are pure in respect of their own personal carriage, to continue in communion with such a church, the ordinances other ways being pure." -- Author's Introduction
    "In this work Mr. Durham, in opening and examining the different scandals which deface the visible church, causing both the professed people of God, and the heathen to stumble and fall in the snares of sin and the devil, shows carefully and clearly the various means of avoiding and remedying these offenses, and what the people of God in their various places and stations must do to maintain the beauty of Zion in godliness and holiness, in purity and in peace.
    "James Durham's work on scandal and offense is the first of several books Naphtali Press plans to publish by 17th century Scottish Presbyterians. Many of the works of this group of writers are classic statements on the subjects they treat. This book of Durham's is such a work.
    "John Macleod (SCOTTISH THEOLOGY), says, 'His book on the Scandal of Church divisions has long been looked upon as the Scottish classic on its topic.' John Macpherson (DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH IN SCOTTISH THEOLOGY), says, 'Taken all in all it is the very best book we have on the subject.' According to James Walker (THE THEOLOGY AND THEOLOGIANS OF SCOTLAND) 'He is the author of a book which once was very famous. For a hundred years and more you find it constantly referred to. Unhappily, as in so many other instances, it has a forbidding, or at all events not an attractive name. Yet I am not sure that anywhere a better idea is to be obtained of our old ecclesiasticism, and of its freedom to a large extent from the severity and rancorousness which have been so often attributed to it, than from the book 'On Scandal,' by this judicious man, who, with his thorough, searching, cumbrous intellect, reminds you not seldom of John Owen.'
    "The work is divided into four parts. The first deals with scandal and offense in general, where he defines these terms, and discusses private offenses between individuals, and how they are given and taken. In the second part he writes concerning public scandals, or such that need to be in some way taken notice of by the government of the church, and the various scriptural teachings on the order, implementation, and motive of church discipline. The third is about scandalous errors; the spreading of error, why it spreads, the Lord's design in it, Satan's devices in spreading error, and the duties of Christians in a time when error prevails. Of particular interest is a lengthy treatment of the minister's duty toward those seduced to error, where the four steps of discovery (or trial), conviction, admonition and rejection of an heretic are discussed. The last part concerns scandalous divisions in the church, how they arise, the evil of them, grounds for unity, things to overlook in order to unite, things to do in order to unite, and how to unify where the division concerns differences in church government.
    "Excerpted from THE DYING MAN'S TESTAMENT TO THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, or, A TREATISE CONCERNING SCANDAL by James Durham. Copyright. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved." Publisher
    "This book ought to be required reading in seminaries and, indeed, for all who would serve as elders in Christ's church. It will repay careful study and breathe grace into our handling of the disciplinary problems that often confront us. Sessions will find real blessing if they study together Part Two [public scandals], especially." -- Gordon J. Keddie, Semper Reformanda, Vol. 2, No. 3
    "The appearance of a new and handsomely reset edition of James Durham's classic and unique work on ecclesiastical discipline is a timely and welcome event in these days of laxity in doctrine and morality within the church. The author was a Covenanter who ministered in the Church of Scotland during the Cromwellian interregnum. Possessed of a fragrant saintliness and an irenic spirit, he completed this volume on his deathbed, at age 36, under the title, 'The Dying Man's Testament to the Church of Scotland.' Durham grieved over the divisions that racked the Christian community of his time and was concerned that church discipline not be abused either by flagrant neglect or excessive rigor. The weighty scriptural balance he brings to his subject is unequalled." -- Gordon J. Keddie, Semper Reformanda, Vol. 2, No. 3
    "The book is divided into four parts -- Part One: Concerning Scandals in General -- dealing with offences between individual Christians. Part Two -- Concerning Public Scandals -- dealing with church discipline. Part Three: Concerning Doctrinal Scandals -- dealing with the spread of error in the church. Part Four: Concerning Scandalous Divisions -- dealing with divisions between godly men occasioned by such things as different outlooks and practices. The editor has spared no effort to make this old classic readable and useful." -- Austin R. Walker, Banner of Truth, Issue 337
    "In this work Mr. Durham, in opening and examining the different scandals which deface the visible church, causing both the professed people of God, and the heathen to stumble and fall in the snares of sin and the devil, shows carefully and clearly the various means of avoiding and remedying these offenses, and what the people of God in their various places and stations must do to maintain the beauty of Zion in godliness and holiness, in purity and in peace. This edition is based on the text of the edition printed in 1680, with revisions to contemporize the spelling, punctuation, and usage. This book has long been looked upon as the Scottish classic on this topic." -- GCB
    Concerning Scandal (extracts)
    http://www.naphtali.com/scanextr.htm

    Durham, James (1622-1658), The Unsearchable Riches of Christ and of Grace and Glory in and Through Him; Diligently Searched Into, Clearly Unfolded, and Comfortably Holden Forth, in Fourteen Rich Gospel Sermons Preached on Several Texts, at Communions in Glasgow, 1685. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #29.
    "These communion sermons cover topics such as: the great danger of unworthy communing; the great sin of not discerning the Lord's body; gospel preparations are the strongest invitations; after God speaks peace, turn not again to folly; right covenanting with God, a business of the greatest concern; heart-melting is a good frame for covenanting with God; we should stir up ourselves to covenant with God; believers' sweetest communion is with Christ in heaven; etc. The tenor of this book could be summed up in this statement excerpted from the Epistle Dedicatory and Prefatory, 'Beware of all sinful dalliances with idols, whereby the soul is estranged from communion with God; for there is no agreement betwixt the temple of God and idols, from love to fellowship with him, and from zeal to his glory, bid them all, with indignation, be gone, saying to them, What have we any more to do with idols? and as to a menstruous cloth, Get you hence' (bold emphasis added. pp. xi-xii). Durham was a well-known Presbyterian Covenanter (who openly sided with the Protesters as he neared his death) -- and Covenanter communion sermons often produced some of the richest gospel fare one is likely to encounter. Taste of this fine feast and you will see for yourself what we mean." -- Publisher

    *Edersheim, Alfred (1825-1889), 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
    Edersheim, Alfred (1825-1889), The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (1899), volume 1 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/lifetimesofjesus01ederuoft
    Edersheim, The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, volume 2 of 2.
    http://archive.org/details/lifetimesofjesus02ederuoft
    The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, by Alfred Edersheim
    http://www.ccel.org/e/edersheim/lifetimes/

    *Edersheim, Alfred (1825-1889), Practical Truths From Elisha. A Christian classic.
    "Originally published under the title ELISHA THE PROPHET (1882), this work differs from the material on Elisha in the author's famous BIBLE HISTORY. As with all the works of Edersheim, this book is worthy of diligent reading. Recommended." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), A Careful and Strict Enquiry Into the Modern Prevailing Notions of That Freedom of Will, which is supposed to be essential to moral agency, vertue and vice, reward and punishment, praise and blame. By Jonathan Edwards. Available (PDF and MP3), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available in THE WORKS OF PRESIDENT EDWARDS below.
    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

    *Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), The end for Which God Created the World. ISNB: 1581347456. Available (THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Two dissertations . . . by the late reverend, learned and pious Jonathan Edwards, A.M., president of the college in New Jersey, concerning the end for which God created the world."
    Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), Two Dissertations: I. Concerning the end for Which God Created the World; II. The Nature of True Virtue (1765)
    http://archive.org/details/twodissertations00edwa
    A Dissertation Concerning the end for Which God Made the World
    http://www.ccel.org/e/edwards/works/vol1/end_of_world/end.htm

    Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), Discourses on Various Important Subjects Nearly Concerning the Great Affair of the Soul's Eternal Salvation, viz. I. Justification by faith alone. II. Pressing into the kingdom of God. III. Ruth's resolution. IV. The justice of God in the damnation of sinners. V. The excellency of Jesus Christ. Delivered at Northampton, chiefly at the time of the late wonderful pouring out of the spirit of God there.

    Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), The Excellency of Christ, a sermon, ISBN: 9781775413516 1775413519 9781775413516 1775413519. Available (THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    The Excellency of Christ by Jonathan Edwards
    http://www.ccel.org/edwards/excellency/excellency.html

    *Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), An Inqury Into the Modern Prevailing Notions of That Freedom of the Will: Which is Supposed to be Essential to Moral Agency, Virtue and Vice, Reward and Punishment, Praise and Blame. A Christian classic.
    "Contains a detailed inquiry into the prevailing theory regarding the freedom of the will and human determinism. First published in 1754." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), On Knowing Christ. A Christian classic.
    "This selection of ten of Edwards' sermons provides a fine sample of the God-centeredness of his ministry. Originally published by Banner of Truth as SELECT WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS, volume 2." -- GCB

    *Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God. A Christian classic. Available (THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Delivered 250 years ago, this is the most famous sermon ever preached in the history of America. Far more than a depiction of the punishments of hell, it is a call to personal salvation through Christ and spiritual revival in our time." -- Publisher
    "First preached in 1741 this sermon had people in the congregation calling out for salvation." -- CBD.
    Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/sinners.html

    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

    *Fairly, John (1729-1806), An Humble Attempt in Defense of Reformation Principles; Particularly on the Head of the Civil Magistrate. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #25.
    "The title continues: 'Wherein the gross falsehoods, calumnies, and imposed sense, palmed by Mr. John Goodlet, upon the Testimony emitted by the Reformed Presbytery, are exposed and confuted; and said Testimony vindicated. As also, the seceding scheme of political principles more fully detected;-- and discovered to be inconsistent with the law of nature, light of divine revelation, and covenanted testimony of the Church of Scotland.' Goold, in his THE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN SCOTLAND: ITS ORIGIN AND HISTORY 1680-1876, writes of Fairly and this book, 'He was very zealous and outspoken in his maintenance of Church principles, and unsparing in his condemnation and exposure of the shortcomings of other denominations. This caused him to be both feared and disliked by many outside of his own communion; yet by the ministers who were nearest his residence, and who came most frequently in contact with him, he was greatly esteemed. He was fearless of consequences in the discharging of his duties. On one occasion, when in Ireland, his scathing exposure of Popery so irritated the Catholics, that three of them resolved to disturb his next meeting by musical instruments (and remember no faithful Presbyterian used this 'badge of Popery' -- musical instruments -- in their public meetings -- RB). They came prepared to do this, but were so overcome by the grave dignity of the man, and by the truth he spoke, that they could do nothing but quietly listen. Two of them, it is said, became earnest Protestants. On another occasion he denounced 'unpreaching bishops,' and declared that his Lordship of Bangor was worse than Balaam's ass, which spoke once at least, and rebuke the madness of the prophet. Some were so highly offended that they resolved to waylay and stone the preacher. Mr. Fairly was aware of this, but refused to change his route. As he approached the ambuscade, a dispute arose as to his identity; some held that it was the object of their hate, others said, 'No, never a bit of him; who ever saw a mountain minister ride such a good horse?' and while they disputed he got beyond their reach. One who knew him writes thus: 'I had some knowledge of the elder Fairley; he fearlessly attacked the reigning follies of his age, and preached the Gospel in a familiar but forcible style of eloquence. In his great field days, and when contending for the Testimony of the Martyrs, he was unsparing in the use of arrows, oft broke a lance with the Pope, and drove rusty nails into our venerable Establishment, and lashed the Secession and Relief for their declensions.' so pointed was his dealing with the sins of the times, that many left his meetings when he came to the application of his discourse . . . He took part in the controversy with the Seceders, and published a pamphlet in reply to Goodlet, the Anti-burgher minister of Sanquhar, in which he gives a scathing exposure of the weakness and inconsistency of his opponent, and directs against him all his resources of humour and sarcasm, as well as the weightier weapons of solid argument. But it was in proclaiming the riches of the glorious Gospel to cast audiences under the open canopy of heaven, that the power of Fairley was fully disclosed. He was undoubtedly the preacher among the 'Four Johns.' He had a commanding presence, a well-furnished mind, and a fluent and forcible utterance; and when he warmed to his grand theme, his words moved the hearts of the crowds that had gathered around him, and many owned him as their spiritual father.' (pp. 221-222). This book (of 283 pages), is another Reformed Presbyterian classic!" -- Publisher

    *Finley, Martha (aka Martha Farquharson [Galic for Finley], a pen name), (1828-1909), The Elsie Books, 4 book set.
    "Originally written in the late 1800's for girls and young women, the Elsie Dinsmore books were bestsellers for over thirty years. When we are introduced to Elsie in the first book she is a sweet and humble eight-year-old whose great desire in life is to be reunited with her father, whom she has never met. Her faith and her obedience to God's commandments uphold her in the great troubles she often faces, and the drama to which we are spectators is as timely for today's girls as it was for the young ladies of the 19th century. A new edition of one of GCB's best sellers, the series offers Christian values and character building examples through stories that are compelling, heartwarming, and enduring. Ages 10 and up." -- GCB
    "The Elsie Books -- 28 in all -- are some of the most widely read children's stories ever written. When they first came out more than a hundred years ago, the publisher could scarcely keep them in stock . . ." -- Publisher
    "Altogether Miss Finley's novels sold more than 28,000,000 copies in the last century. This made them among the best-selling novels of all time . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    Elsie Dinsmore: Book 1 Martha Finley
    http://archive.org/details/elsiedinsmore00ferqgoog
    Gutenberg, Project
    http://www.gutenberg.org/
    ClassicReader.com
    http://www.classicreader.com/
    Mantle Ministries (Elsie Dinsmore and Mildred Series)
    http://www.mantlemin.com
    See: Christian Fiction
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr11ch.html

    Flavel, John (1628-1691), Christ Altogether Lovely, ISBN: 0585074674 9780585074672. Available (FLAVEL'S WORKS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Christ Altogether Lovely, by John Flavel
    http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/ipb-e/epl-10/web/flavel-christ-lovely.html

    *Flavel, John (1628-1691), Christ Knocking at the Door of the Sinners' Heart. A Christian classic.
    "Classic book by Flavel once again available." -- GCB
    Flavel, John, Christ Knocking at the Door of Sinners' Hearts: or, A Solemn Entreaty to . . .
    http://archive.org/details/christknockinga00socigoog

    *Flavel, John (1628-1691), The Fountain of Life Opened up, or, A Display of Christ in his Essential and Mediatorial Glory. Available (JOHN FLAVEL'S WORKS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "If my pen were both able, and at leisure, to get glory in paper, it would be but a paper glory when I had gotten it; but if by displaying (which is the design of these papers), the transcendent excellency of Jesus Christ, I may win glory to him from you, to whom I humbly offer them, or from any other into whose hands providence shall cast them, that will be glory indeed, and an occasion of glorifying God to all eternity. It is not the design of this epistle to compliment, but to benefit you; not to emblazon your excellencies, but Christ's; not to acquaint the world how much you have endeared me to yourselves, but to increase and strengthen the endearments between Christ and you, upon your part." -- John Flavel
    "Wherein the impetration [1. to obtain by entreaty 2. to entreat; to ask for -- sk] of our redemption by Jesus Christ is orderly unfolded, as it was begun, carried on, and finished by his covenant-transaction, mysterious Incarnation, solemn call and dedication, blessed offices, deep abasement, and super-eminent Advancement. In all which the great supernatural mystery of the wisdom and love of God, in his . . . salvation of sinners by Jesus Christ, is distinctly explicated, . . . as well as generally applied for the winning of unbelievers to him, and the confirmation of all that do believe in him." -- Publisher
    Flavel, John, The Fountain of Life
    http://archive.org/details/TheFountainOfLife
    Flavel, John, The Fountain of Life
    http://www.ccel.org/flavel/fountain/flavfoun.txt

    *Flavel, John (1628-1691), Keeping the Heart, ISBN: 1573580775. A Christian classic. Alternate title: A SAINT INDEED OR THE GREAT WORK OF A CHRISTIAN OPENED AND PRESSED. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "One of the most endearing Puritan works.
    This "is an extensive treatment of Proverbs 4:23, Keep thy heart, for out of it flow the issues of life. This book has been completely retypeset and updated for easier reading; and there is also a helpful introduction and added study guide which makes this book suitable for study by individuals and groups. -- Publisher
    Flavel, John, A Treatise on Keeping the Heart. Selected From the Works of the Rev. John Flavel. The style adapted to the present state of improvement (1813)
    http://archive.org/details/treatiseonkeepin00flav
    On Keeping the Heart, John Flavel
    http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/text/ipb-e/epl-10/web/flavel-keeping.html

    Flavel, John (1628-1691), The Method of Grace in the Gospel Redemption, ISBN: 0923309519. Available in THE WORKS OF JOHN FLAVEL, (2:3-474).
    "THE METHOD OF GRACE was first published by the Puritan John Flavel in the late 1600's, and has 'taught thousands how to commit the keeping of their souls to Christ.' The Publishers are happy to bring this Reformation classic back to print as an example of the transforming writings that brought us out of the dark ages.
    "The early Puritan preachers of England did not write and preach from ivory towers. The Act of Uniformity of 1662 declared the public ministry of all non-conformist preachers illegal, but hundreds continued faithfully, preaching under the pressure of persecution and possible arrest. One of this courageous band was John Flavel, who from the crucible of hardship, wrote for the heart as well as the mind.
    "In THE METHOD OF GRACE, Flavel thoroughly outlines the work of God's Spirit in applying the redemptive work of Christ to the believer. Readers will search their hearts and find their faith challenged and enriched. In the true puritan tradition, a clearly defined theology is delivered with evangelic fervor, by an author urgently concerned about the eternal destiny of the human soul." -- Publisher
    Flavel, John, The Method of Grace in the Holy Spirit's Applying to the Souls of Men the Eternal Redemption Contrived by the Father and Accomplished by the Son. A sequel to "The Fountain of Life, or Christ in his Essential and Mediatorial Glory."
    http://archive.org/details/methodofgraceinh00flavrich
    The Method of Grace in the Gospel Redemption
    http://www.ccel.org/flavel/grace/grace.txt

    *Flavel, John (1628-1691), Mystery of Providence, ISBN: 085151104X. Available (THE WORKS OF JOHN FLAVEL), on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
    "The Puritans were exceptionally good on this subject. They write with a warmth and depth rarely reached in our day. Flavel shines with insights and encouragements just not found in other books." -- GCB
    Flavel, John, Divine Conduct, or The Mystery of Providence, Wherein the Being and Efficacy of Providence are Asserted and Vindicated; The Methods of Providence, as it Passes Through the Several Stages of our Lives Opened; and The Proper Course of Improving all Providences Pointed out
    http://archive.org/details/divineconductorm00flavuoft

    *Flavel, John (1628-1691), The Works of John Flavel, 6 volumes. Available (1820 edition), on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
    "The repeated editions of FLAVEL'S WORKS bear their own witness to his popularity. He was a favorite with Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield (who ranked him with John Bunyan and Matthew Henry), and, a century later, with . . . R.M. M'Cheyne and Andrew Bonar." -- Banner of Truth
    "Whitefield ranked Flavel with Bunyan and Matthew Henry. Jonathan Edwards ranked him with the best. Others have ranked him with McCheyne and Bonar. Surely, anyone who read any of Flavel will give him the same top rank. His most reprinted works are HUSBANDRY SPIRITUALIZED, THE MYSTERY OF PROVIDENCE, and KEEPING THE HEART (the latter will appear as one of the Fifty Greatest Christian Classics. Sweetness and light characterize all his writings. This reviewer has read KEEPING THE HEART at least a dozen times." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "Flavel's (1628-1691), usefulness, ability, and practicality are evidenced by those who counted him a favorite to be read and referred to: J. Edwards, G. Whitefield, R.M. M'Cheyne, and A. Bonar. The great American theologian A. Alexander said he owed more to Flavel than any uninspired author." -- GCB
    Flavel, John, The Whole Works of John Flavel, Late Minister of the Gospel at Dartmouth, Devon (1820), volume 1 of 6.
    http://archive.org/details/wholeworksofjohn01flav

    *Fletcher, John, Christ Manifested; or, The Manifestations of the Son of God. ISBN: 0947852670 9780947852672.
    "I shall never forget my first reading of these letters and the benediction to my soul that they proved to be. They are undoubtedly a spiritual classic." -- D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones

    *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. A Christian classic.
    "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

    *Fuller, Thomas (1608-1661), Good Thoughts in Bad Times, ISBN: 9780548089347 0548089345. A Christian classic.
    Fuller, Good Thoughts in Bad Times, and Other Papers (1863)
    http://archive.org/details/goodthoughtsinba63full

    Gardiner, Samuel Rawson, The Constitution Documents of the Puritan Revolution, 1625-1660. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #30.
    "This period of time and thought had great bearing on the foundations of many nations, not the least of which include the United States and Canada. These documents are intended to serve either as a basis for the study of the constitutional history of this important period, or as a companion to the political history of the time. Relevant to both church and state." -- Publisher
    The Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution, 1628-1660
    http://books.google.com/books?id=wAUwAAAAMAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

    *Geneva Bible Notes, 1599
    The GENEVA BIBLE contained "marginal notes which were heavily influenced by John Calvin, John Knox, and many other leaders of the Reformation. The GENEVA BIBLE was the predominant English translation during the period in which the English and Scottish Reformations gained great impetus. Iain Murray, in his classic work on revival and the interpretation of prophecy, THE PURITAN HOPE, notes that, 'the two groups in England and Scotland developed along parallel lines, like two streams originating at one fountain. The fountain was not so much Geneva, as the Bible which the exiles newly translated and issued with many marginal notes . . . it was read in every Presbyterian and Puritan home in both realms.' (p. 7). This time also saw the rise of the forces for covenanted Reformation against the corruption and abuses of prelacy and the royal factions. Darkness was dispelled as people read this Bible and saw for themselves that there is no authority above the Holy Scriptures.
    "Although most people today have never heard of the GENEVA BIBLE, it was so popular from 1560 to 1644 that it went through 140 plus printings. The reason for its popularity among the faithful is obvious: the marginal notes promoted a full-orbed, nation-changing Protestantism. . . !
    " 'By 1599, the GENEVA BIBLE . . . added many Calvinist annotations for household use' (Bremer, The Puritan Experiment, p. 12). A number of the notes argued for family worship and instruction by the head of the household. Puritanism in the British Isles is known as an effort to continue the Reformation of the church in the area of worship and church government. However, the Puritans also sought to reform the family life according to Biblical principles . . . as a result of their efforts they 'were creators of the English Christian marriage, the English Christian family, and the English Christian home'." (J.I. Packer, A Quest for Godliness, p. 260) -- Publisher
    1599 Geneva Bible Notes
    http://www.reformedreader.org/gbn/en.htm
    For other GENEVA NOTES text see the following listed below:

  • KING JAMES BIBLE WITH THE GENEVA BIBLE NOTES, 1672,
  • 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, Tolle Lege Press restoration,
  • THE 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, TOLLE LEGE ONLINE EDITION.
  • "1599 GENEVA BIBLE, Tolle Lege Press Restoration, Fourth Printing, 2008, Probable Errata Listing," and
  • "A Resolution That Tolle Lege Press and White Hall Press of Chicago Complete the Limited Modernization of the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE Begun in 2004."
  • *King James Bible With the Geneva Bible Notes, 1672. This is considered to be a superior text to the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, which is said to be about 80 percent Tyndale translation. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive and in The Amazing Christian Library.
    "The best Reformation translation (King James Version), combined with the best Bible notes of the first Reformation, the GENEVA BIBLE notes. A great tool for public, family, and private worship and study. Printed from a marvelously clean original copy, surpassing the quality of all other printings (of the GENEVA BIBLE NOTES in particular), we have seen. Contains almost 1000 (8.5 X 11 inch), pages with notes on the complete Bible (Old and New Testaments), making this a veritable library of study and classic Protestant commentary in just one book." -- Publisher
    The following title is apparently an alternative edition of the 1672 AKJV with GENEVA NOTES:
    James, King of England, Lancelot Andrewes, Theodore de Beze, Franciscus Junius, and John Canne, The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testament; Newly translated out of the originall tongues and with the former translations diligently compared and revised by his Majesties speciall command; With most profitable Annotations [probably the GENEVA NOTES -- compiler] upon all the hard places, and other things of great importance; Which notes have never before been set forth with this new translation; but are now placed in due order with great care and industrie. "Publisher: [Amsterdam]: [Stephen Swart], Printed in the Year MDCLXXII."
    The Authorized King James Version of 1611 (Pure Cambridge Edition), Digital Text
    "The PURE CAMBRIDGE EDITION (first published circa 1900), is the product of the process of textual purification that has occurred since 1611 when the AUTHORIZED VERSION was completed, and has been used (often unwittingly), as the received text for many decades. Millions of copies conformed to this edition were issued by Bible and missionary societies in the twentieth century. This text stands in contrast to all other editions (especially newly edited and modernised ones). . . ." -- excerpt from Bible Protector homepage
    http://www.bibleprotector.com/

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), et al. John Knox, Theodore Beza, Miles Coverdale, William Whittingham, Anthony Gilby, Martin Luther, and others], Peter A. Lillback (foreword), Tolle Lege Press (preface), Gary DeMar (Notes to the Modern Reader), Marshall Foster (The History and Impact of the Geneva Bible), 1599 Geneva Bible, (Tolle Lege Press, 2006, 2007), 1400 pages, ISBN: 0975484699 9780975484692 0975484613 9780975484616 0975484621 9780975484623. Available (Tolle Lege Press restoration) on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "When the Pilgrims arrived in America in 1620, they brought along supplies, a consuming passion to advance the Kingdom of Christ, a bright hope for the future, and the Word of God. Clearly, their most precious cargo was the Bible. The GENEVA BIBLE, printed over 200 times between 1560 and 1644, was the most widely read and influential English Bible of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. This superb translation was the product of the best Protestant scholars of the day and became the Bible of choice for many of the greatest writers, thinkers, and historical figures of that time [but the translation was surpassed by the AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION in 1611, see 'Textual Criticism' -- compiler]. The GENEVA BIBLE is unique among all other Bibles. It was the first Bible to use chapters and numbered verses and became the most popular version of its time because of the extensive marginal notes. These notes, written by Reformation leaders such as John Calvin, John Knox, Miles Coverdale, William Whittingham, Anthony Gilby, and others, were included to explain and interpret the scriptures for the common people. For nearly half a century these notes helped the people of England, Scotland, and Ireland understand the Bible and true liberty. King James despised the GENEVA BIBLE because he considered the notes on key political texts to be seditious [to question the Divine Right of Kings -- compiler] and a threat to his authority. Unlike the KING JAMES VERSION, the GENEVA BIBLE was not authorized by the government. It was truly a Bible by the people and for the people. You can see why this remarkable version with its profound marginal notes played a key role in the formation of the American Republic. Until now, the only complete version available was a large, cumbersome, and difficult-to-read facsimile edition. But this new edition contains all the original words and notes [see the errata listing below -- compiler], but the type set has been enlarged and the font style change for today's reader." -- Publisher
    "This is the Bible that eventually put an end to Feudalism in Europe, strengthened Puritans, Quakers, and came to America on the Mayflower. This was the first Bible published in the language of the common people, the first Bible to contain commentary and verse numbers, and the first Bible written in English from Greek and Hebrew texts available from Constantinople, not from the Latin Vulgate. The dynamite in this Bible is the commentary accounting for about one third of its length.
    "The Church of England and King James were so upset they determined to create a new translation. They called it the KING JAMES VERSION. They choose to use language so formal and grand, even by the standards of those days, that the common people would find difficult to understand. The GENEVA BIBLE was found seditious by it's insertions of commentary that spoke directly about the priesthood of lay believers, the church as naturally anti-oligarchy, and setting forth some other ideas considered anarchy by the King, but meaning freedom to the masses who read it. . . .
    "Important facts to remember about this Bible. The Reformation was strong in England and the Lollards were a lay group of huge influence that had to go underground. English Christian theologians, not Catholics and not Anglicans, fled in huge numbers to Geneva for freedom. Geneva was not part of Switzerland at that time, because Geneva was its own city-state. . . . The GENEVA BIBLE was printed 1560-1644. THE KING JAMES VERSION was published in 1611. The GENEVA BIBLE was against the law to own. . . ." -- Reader's Comment
    Available "in printed formats with various binding options from Tolle Lege Press. Tolle Lege Press has given Puritan Downloads permission to provide a PDF copy of their retypeset and fully searchable edition of the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE (Copyright 2006-2008, Tolle Lege Press), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The GENEVA BIBLE is the Puritan Bible with Reformation promoting marginal notes authored by prominent leaders of the Reformation (during the time of John Calvin and John Knox). The New Testament was translated out of the Greek, by Theodore Beza. The GENEVA BIBLE was the predominant English translation during the period in which the English and Scottish Reformations gained great impetus.
    "Iain Murray, in his classic work on revival and the interpretation of prophecy, THE PURITAN HOPE, notes,

    The two groups in England and Scotland developed along parallel lines, like two streams originating at one fountain. The fountain was not so much Geneva, as the Bible which the exiles newly translated and issued with many marginal notes . . . it was read in every Presbyterian and Puritan home in both realms. (p. 7)
    "This time also saw the rise of the forces for covenanted Reformation against the corruption and abuses of prelacy and the royal factions. Darkness was dispelled as people read this Bible and saw for themselves that there is no authority above the Holy Scriptures. Discerning this truth, it became apparent that the civil tyranny and the heretical superstitions imposed by Pope, King and Bishops were to be resisted unto death, if necessary (i.e. because these innovations in church and state were opposed to the Kingship of Christ and the law of His kingdom, as set forth in Holy Scripture).
    "Moreover, this is the Bible that led to the King James edition. James . . . did not want the Calvinistic marginal notes of the GENEVA BIBLE getting into the hands of the people because he considered them 'seditious' hence, he authorized the KING JAMES VERSION as a substitute (though the KJV far surpasses modern translations).
    "Although most people today have never heard of the GENEVA BIBLE, it was so popular from 1560 to 1644 that it went through 140 plus printings. The reason for its popularity among the faithful is obvious: the marginal notes promoted a full-orbed, nation-changing Protestantism! Taking a modern work, such as the SCOFIELD REFERENCE BIBLE, and comparing the notes to those of the GENEVA BIBLE, it will readily be seen that the religion of the Protestant Reformation bears no resemblance to much of the nonsense being prattled today!
    "Additionally, the later editions of the GENEVA BIBLE (like this 1599 edition), are more strongly Calvinistic and anti-Papal noted by Eason in THE GENEVAN BIBLE, NOTES ON ITS PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION. . . ."
    The notes of TOMSON'S NEW TESTAMENT of 1576, which took the place of the New Testament of the Bible of 1560 in many editions from 1587 onward, are entirely different from those in the GENEVA BIBLE. They are taken from Beza's Latin Testament, and are controversial and strongly Calvinistic.
    "Furthermore, Eason cites Pocock (a rabid anti-Calvinist), in the same book,
    The changes adopted in the GENEVA BIBLE and New Testament synchronize with the gradual spread of the Calvinistic heresy and the contemporaneous development of hatred of the whole Papal system of doctrine. The notes attacked the Sacramental teaching of the Church, substituting for it the Calvinistic doctrines of election and reprobation. They taught that Sacraments are nothing more than signs and seals of grace previously given to the elect. All passages about the Sacraments are explained away.
    ("We cite this quote, though it is full of a good deal of devilish nonsense, to demonstrate that even the enemies of biblical truth recognized the powerful impact that the GENEVA BIBLE was having in furthering the Protestant Reformation, as well as to show that the notes in the later versions of the GENEVA BIBLE were moving in the direction of a more distinct testimony against error and for the truth." -- RB) -- Publisher
    "There were three primary editions of the GENEVA BIBLE:
    (1) The editions that follow the first edition of 1560.
    (2) The editions in which TOMSON'S NEW TESTAMENT of 1576 is substituted for the 1560 New Testament.
    (3) The Bibles from 1598 that contain the Notes on Revelation of Francis Junius."
    "In our opinion, the notes in the 1599 edition were the most faithful to Scripture." -- The Genevan Bible, Notes on its Production and Distribution [Of course, the judgment and candor of Calvin are renown. This Bible played a key role in the Reformation, and anyone not using it 'will be the poorer for their neglect.' However, very few works are without caveats. Calvin used the LATIN VULGATE. His comments had to be translated from French. Experts (see 'Textual Criticism'), consider the authorized KING JAMES VERSION to be the most accurate translation. It used a literal approach to translation of the Traditional Text, which is referred to today as the Majority Text or Textus Receptus. Beza's translation of the New Testament is in a different category. One is urged to not neglect the knowledge developed over 400 years of Reformed scholarship since 1599. For example, compare the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE (1400 pages, 1366 in the Tolle Lege restoration edition), annotation with the annotation, theological notes, text notes, scripture notes, and other study aids of the NEW GENEVA STUDY BIBLE (2228 pages), with its own noted caveats. -- compiler]
    "Features of the Tolle Lege 1599 GENEVA BIBLE:
  • Word-for-word accuracy with the 1599 Geneva Bible [see the errata listing below -- compiler]
  • Original cross references
  • Modern spelling
  • Original study notes by Reformers
  • Old English Glossary
  • 2-page Family Tree Chart
  • Presentation page with several family registry pages
  • Easy-to-read print [see the errata listing below -- compiler]
  • Size: 8.75" X 11.5"
  • Approximately 1,400 pages." -- Publisher
  • Excerpts from two articles on the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE may be read at the Puritan Downloads site: "The Forgotten Translation," Gary DeMar, President of American Vision and Honorary Member of the 1599 Geneva Bible Advisory Board, and "Introduction to the 1599 Geneva Bible," Marshall Foster, President of the Mayflower Institute, Member of the 1599 Geneva Bible Advisory Board.
    http://www.swrb.com/bibles/bibles.htm
    "The GENEVA BIBLE has a unique place in history. It is some times called the BREECHES BIBLE. That term comes from the reference in Genesis 3:7 where it says that Adam and Eve clothed themselves in 'breeches' made from fig leaves. It is the product of Protestant scholars who had taken refuge in Geneva, Switzerland during the reign of Queen 'Bloody Mary' of England (1553-1558). It is also known as the Bible that the Pilgrims brought to America. It is older than the KING JAMES VERSION and is considered by some to be more 'Protestant' than the KING JAMES VERSION." [probably because of the Notes of the Geneva Reformers -- compiler] -- Reader's Comment
    "I've seen the facsimile versions of the GENEVA BIBLE and they don't even come close to this edition. The legibility and readability of this edition is far superior to other editions. -- Reader's Comment
    Tolle Lege Press edition of the 1599 Geneva Bible
    http://www.GenevaBible.com
    Perhaps the unique wisdom in the annotation by the Reformers, John Calvin, Martin Luther, John Knox, and Theodore Beza, among others, is due to their doctrinal position of the absolute sovereignty of God and the utter depravity of mankind. The notes are also very concise, explaining the meaning of Scripture and free of pedantic material.
    Sample notes from the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, the Tolle Lege Press restored edition of 2007:
  • Genesis 1:11 "So that we see it is the only power of God's word that maketh the earth fruitful, which else naturally is barren.
  • Genesis 1:12 "This sentence is so oft repeated, to signify that God made all his creatures to serve to his glory, and to the profit of man: but for sin they were accursed, yet to the elect, by Christ they are restored, and serve to their wealth.
  • Genesis 2:16 "So that man might know there was a sovereign Lord, to whom he owed obedience.
  • Genesis 2:17 "By this death he meaneth the separation of man from God, who is our life and chief felicity: and also that our disobedience is the cause thereof.
  • Genesis 3:4 "This is Satan's chiefest subtlety, to cause us not to fear God's threatenings.
  • Genesis 4:5 "Because he was an hypocrite, and offered only for an outward show without sincerity of heart.
  • Genesis 9:6 "Not only by the magistrate, but oft times God raiseth up one murderer to kill another.
    Therefore to kill man is to deface God's image, and so injury is not only done to man, but also to God.
  • Psalm 37:1,7,11 "1 This Psalm containeth exhortation and consolation for the weak, that are grieved at the prosperity of the wicked, and the affliction of the godly. 7 For how prosperously soever the wicked do live for the time, he doth affirm their felicity to be vain and transitory, because they are not in the favor of God, but in the end they are destroyed as his enemies. 11 And how miserably that the righteous seemeth to live in the world, yet his end is peace, and he is in the favor of God, he is delivered from the wicked, and preserved.
  • Psalm 37:5 "Be not led by thine own wisdom, but obey God, and he will finish his work in thee.
  • Psalm 37:6 "As the hope of the daylight causeth us not to be offended with the darkness of the night: so ought we patiently to trust that God will clear our cause and restore us to our right.
  • Psalm 37:8 "Meaning, except he moderate his affections, he shall be led to do as they do.
  • Psalm 37:12 "The godly are assured that the power and craft of the wicked shall not prevail against them, but fall on their own necks, and therefore ought patiently to abide God's time, and in the meanwhile bewail their sins, and offer up their tears, is a sacrifice of their obedience.
  • Psalm 37:16 "For they are daily fed as with Manna from heaven, and have sufficient, when the wicked have never enough, but ever hunger.
  • Psalm 37:25 "Though the just man die, yet God's blessings are extended to his posterity, and though God suffer some just man to lack temporal benefits, yet he recompenseth him with spiritual treasures.
  • Psalm 37:29 "They shall continually be preserved under God's wings, and have at least inward rest.
  • Psalm 37:30 "These three points are required of the faithful, that their talk be godly, that God's law be in their heart, and that their life be upright.
  • Psalm 37:37 "He exhorteth the faithful to mark diligently the examples both of God's mercies, and also of his judgments.
  • Psalm 37:39 "He showeth that the patient hope of the godly is never in vain, but in the end hath good success, though for a time God prove them by sundry tentations.
  • John 1:1 "The Son of God is of one, and the selfsame eternity or everlastingness, and of one and the selfsame essence or nature, with the Father.
    "From his beginning, as the Evangelist saith, 1 John 1:1, as though he said, that the world began not then to have his being, when God began to make all that was made: for the word was even then when all things that were made, began to be made, and therefore he was before the beginning of all things.
    "Had his being.
    "This word, That, pointeth out unto us a peculiar and choice thing above all other, and putteth a difference between this Word, which is the Son of God, and the Laws of God, which otherwise also are called the word of God.
    "This word (With) putteth out the distinction of persons to us.
    "This word (Word) is the first in order in the sentence, and is that which the learned call (Subjectum) and this word (God) is the latter in order, and the same which the learned call (Predicatum.)
  • John 1:3 "The son of God declareth that same his everlasting Godhead, both by the creating of all things, and also by the preserving of them, and especially by the excellent gifts of reason and understanding, wherewith he that beautified man above all other creatures.
    "Paul expoundeth this place, Col. 1:15 and 16 [Colossians 1:15,16].
    "That is, as the Father did work, so did the Son work with him: for he was fellow worker with him.
    "Of all those things which were made, nothing was made without him.
  • Jude 1:24 "He commendeth them to the grace of God, declaring sufficiently that it is God only that can give us that constancy which he requireth of us.
  • Hebrews 13:8b "all precepts of manners, and that is this: That we ought to quiet and content ourselves in Christ only: for there was yet never any man saved without the knowledge of him, neither is at this day saved, neither shall be saved hereafter.
  • Revelation 4:9 "God is said to have glory, honor, kingdom, and such like given unto him, when we godly and reverently set forth that which is properly and only his." -- excerpts from 1599 Geneva Bible, Tolle Lege Press, 2006, 2007)
  • 1599 Geneva Bible, Tolle Lege Press Restoration, Fourth Printing, 2008, Probable Errata Listing (June 30, 2014, revised August 15, 2014, revised September 4, 2015)
    http://www.lettermen2.com/1599errata.html
    A Resolution That Tolle Lege Press and White Hall Press of Chicago Complete the Limited Modernization of the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE Begun in 2004 and of all Spin-off Publications (August 15, 2014, revised September 7, 2015)
    http://www.lettermen2.com/1599resolve.html
    The 1599 Geneva Bible, Tolle Lege edition, online
    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew%201&version=GNV
    There is confusion in certain library records for the 1599 and 1672 Bibles that will only be resolved by physical inspection. The following is thought to be an alternative record for the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE.
    *Beze, Theodore de, Joachim Camerarius, Pierre Loyseleur, Laurence Tomson, and Franciscus Junius, The Bible, That is, The Holy Scriptures Conteined in the Old and New Testament. "Publisher: [Amsterdam?]: [publisher not identified], [approximately 1599]."
    1599 Geneva Bible Notes
    http://www.reformedreader.org/gbn/en.htm

    *Gibbs, Alfred Perks, A Dreamer and His Dream, Or, The Story of John Bunyan and "The Pilgrim's Progress," ISBN: 1884838049.
    "An 'exposition' of PILGRIM'S PROGRESS that brings out the full message of Bunyan's allegory." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Gillespie, George (1613-1648), Aaron's Rod Blossoming; or, the Divine Ordinance of Church Government Vindicated, 1646. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available in THE PRESBYTERIAN'S ARMOURY.
    "The remainder of the title reads: 'So as the Present Erastian Controversy Concerning the Distinction of Civil and Ecclesiastical Government, Excommunication and Suspension, is Fully Debated and Discussed, from the Holy Scriptures, for the Jewish and Christian Antiquities, from the Consent of Later Writers, from the True Nature and Rights of Magistracy, and from the Groundlessness of the Chief Objections made Against the Presbyterial Government, in Point of a Domineering Arbitrary Unlimited Power'."
    "In short, this book deals with the biblical view of the separation of church and state, and is especially pertinent concerning the modern political climate, in which the old Erastian tree of civil ecclesiastical interference is growing strong and spreading much poisonous fruit. As with just about everything else Gillespie wrote, this book has been widely recognized as THE classic in its field. Three major sections cover 'Of the Jewish Church Government;' 'Of Christian Church Government;' and 'Of Excommunication from the Church, and of Suspension from the Lord's Table.' Lachman, in his Preface writes, 'It presents the classic Reformed point of view, one now little heard and perhaps less understood. Gillespie writes carefully and clearly, in many respects resembling the better know John Owen in the clarity and power of his reasoning.' Bannerman states, 'This famous treatise is unquestionably the most able, learned, systematic, and complete work on the Erastian controversy in existence. It deserves, and will repay, the most careful study.' (The Church of Christ, volume 2, p. 432). Beattie (Memorial Volume, p. xxxvi, 1879), called this book, 'the ablest plea for Presbytery ever made'." -- Publisher
    Gillespie, George (1613-1648), Aaron's Rod Blossoming, or, The Divine Ordinance of Church Government Vindicated (1844)
    http://archive.org/details/aaronsrodblosso00gillgoog
    Aaron's rod blossoming, or, The divine ordinance of Church-government vindicated, (full view), George Gillespie
    http://books.google.com/books?id=ivUDAAAAQAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

    *Gillespie, George (1613-1648), A Dispute Against the English Popish Ceremonies Obtruded Upon the Church of Scotland (1637, reprinted from the 1660 edition), ISBN: 0941075141. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
    "George Gillespie was one of the Scottish commissioners to the Westminster Assembly, the youngest member there, and undoubtedly one of the most influential. William Hetherington observes 'The effect produced by this singularly able work may be conjectured from the fact that within a few months of its publication, a proclamation was issued by the Privy Council, at the instigation of the Bishops, commanding that all copies of the book that could be found be called in and burned by the hangman. Such was the only answer that all the learned Scottish Prelates could give to a treatise written by a youth who was only in his twenty-fifth year when it appeared' ('Memoir,' from the Works of George Gillespie, p. xviii.). James Bannerman notes, 'This was Gillespie's first work, and it may be truly said to have settled the controversy which called it forth, so far as argument was concerned. No answer to it was ever attempted by the Prelatic party; and no answer was possible. It displays singular acuteness, learning, and force of reasoning; and the thoroughness of the discussion is as remarkable as the power with which it is conducted.' (The Church of Christ, volume 2, p. 435). Possibly the best uninspired book ever written on biblical worship, an extensive and thorough masterpiece that leaves no stone unturned. For advanced study." -- Publisher. A Christian classic.
    A Historic Introduction to Popish Ceremonies, introduction by Roy Middleton
    http://www.naphtali.com/epcextrc.htm
    English Popish Ceremonies, George Gillespie (extracts)
    http://www.naphtali.com/epcextr2.htm

    *Gillespie, George (1613-1648), The Works of George Gillespie, 2 volumes. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
    " 'Gillespie was one of the Scottish commissioners to the Westminster Assembly. One of the great theologians of all time -- almost singlehandedly steering this august Assembly at certain points. As Hetherington notes, 'in all those debates no person took a more active part, or gained more distinction than George Gillespie,' though he was the youngest man there. Furthermore, Hetherington calls him a 'genius of the highest order,' and writes that his work 'dazzled and astonished his countrymen.' He 'held an undisputed position among the foremost of the distinguished men by whose talents and energy the Church of Scotland was delivered from the prelatic despotism' of that day. This rare work contains Gillespie's personal notes during the Westminster Assembly and A DISPUTE AGAINST ENGLISH POPISH CEREMONIES. A DISPUTE AGAINST ENGLISH POPISH CEREMONIES is a rare classic on Reformed worship, taking on all the arguments related to the use of man-made ceremonies in worship. Burned by the Prelates (Episcopalians) just after it first appeared in 1637, this masterful defense of the regulative principle has yet to be answered (by those that oppose God's sovereignty in worship). It ably, and in a detailed manner, refutes the old errors of Prelacy and Romanism -- many of which are being resurrected in our day by writers like James Jordan (and others abandoning historic Presbyterian. [i.e. Biblical] worship). Gillespie's practical 'TREATISE OF MISCELLANY QUESTIONS,' contains 22 chapters. Topics dealt with range from: whether prophets and prophesying continued beyond the primitive church (answered in the negative); whether a sound heart and an unsound head can consist together; what are heresies and what is their purpose; are infants to be baptized; should the civil government attach a negative sanction to not swearing to the Solemn League and Covenant (against one aspect of Theonomy); etc. These WORKS also contains a memoir of Gillespie's life and writings, written by Hetherington, Gillespie's sermons before the house of commons, and much more!" -- Publisher

    *Gillespie, George (1613-1648), George Buchanan, John Brown (of Wamphray), David Hay Fleming, The Presbyterian's Armoury, 3 volumes, 1846. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "In terms of 'bang for your book buying buck,' you will not find more fire-power 'under one roof' than in THE PRESBYTERIAN'S ARMOURY! Can be purchased as the three volume set or individually as listed below."

  • Volume One of THE PRESBYTERIAN'S ARMOURY
    "Contains GILLESPIE'S LIFE AND WRITINGS by Hetherington, plus all of the following works by George Gillespie: A DISPUTE AGAINST ENGLISH POPISH CEREMONIES, 1637; AN ASSERTION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, 1644; 111 PROPOSITIONS CONCERNING THE MINISTRY AND GOVERNMENT OF THE CHURCH, 1644; two of Gillespie's sermons, preached before the House of Common (1644), and the House of Lords (1645); and Gillespie's answers to Coleman which defend Presbyterian polity against Erastianism. 'Noted for his erudition, keen mind, powerful debating skills and articulate speech and often called 'Great Mr. Gillespie' in his day, he has been referred to as the prince of Scottish theologians and the supreme defender of Presbyterian church government'." (Nigel Cameron, editor, Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 359)
  • Volume Two of THE PRESBYTERIAN'S ARMOURY
    "Contains all of the following works by George Gillespie: AARON'S ROD BLOSSOMING, OR THE DIVINE ORDINANCE OF CHURCH GOVERNMENT VINDICATED; A TREATISE OF MISCELLANY QUESTIONS; NOTES OF DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES AT WESTMINSTER (February 1644 to January 1645). Gillespie is most famous for his AARON'S ROD which Walker called 'the chef d'oeuvre' of Scottish ecclesiastical theology. (cited in Nigel Cameron, editor, Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, pp. 359-360). He was a thundering preacher and a prominent member of the famous Westminster Assembly. Johnston, TREASURY OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANT cites the following concerning Gillespie: 'That is an excellent youth; my heart blesses God in his behalf. There is no man whose parts in a public dispute I do so admire. He has studied so accurately all the points that are yet to come to our Assembly; he has got so ready, so assured, so solid a way of public debating; that however there be in the Assembly divers very excellent men, yet, in my poor judgement, there is not one who speaks more rationally and to the point than that brave youth has done ever (Baillie from his Letters and Journals). He was one of the great men that had a chief hand in penning our most excellent Confession of Faith and Catechisms. He was a most grave and bold man, and had a most wonderful gift given him for disputing and arguing. The end of a dispute held by him with some of the promoters of the Engagement was, that Glencairn said, 'There is no standing before this great and mighty man.' He was called malleus Malignantium, 'the hammer of the Malignants'." (Woodrow's Analecta)
  • Volume Three of THE PRESBYTERIAN'S ARMOURY
    "Contains: Samuel Rutherford's LEX, REX, or THE LAW AND THE PRINCE; John Brown of Wamphray's APOLOGETICAL RELATION; David Calderwood's PASTOR AND PRELATE, OR REFORMATION AND CONFORMITY SHORTLY COMPARED; and CAUSES OF THE LORD'S WRATH AGAINST SCOTLAND AGREED UPON BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1651. LEX, REX is 'the great political text of the Covenanters.' (Johnston citing Innes in Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 305). 'Rutherford was the first to formulate the great constitutional principle Lex est Rex -- the law is King . . . much of the doctrine has become the constitutional inheritance of all countries in modern times.' (Idem.). Brown's anti-prelatical work deals with the lawfulness of defensive wars, ecclesiastical and civil government, the hearing of curates, etc. Brown's writing has been said to be 'decidedly superior to most of the Scottish writers of his day, and even to Owen.' Calderwood upholds Presbyterianism over and against prelacy. THE CAUSES OF GOD'S WRATH was written anonymously (James Guthrie was the reputed author), and was at one time burnt along with LEX, REX, 615 pages." -- Publisher
  • The Covenant Between God and Kings, from A DEFENSE OF LIBERTY
    http://www.constitution.org/vct/vindiciae1a.htm

    *Godet, Frederic L. (1812-1900), Commentary on John's Gospel.
    "One of the finest expositions of John's Gospel ever produced. No preacher should be without it." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Godet, Frederic (1812-1900), Commentary on the Gospel of St. John (1879), volume 1 of 3.
    http://archive.org/details/commentaryongos01godeuoft
    Godet, Frederic, Commentary on the Gospel of St. John, volume 2 of 3.
    http://archive.org/details/commentaryongos02godeuoft
    Godet, Frederic, Commentary on the Gospel of St. John, volume 3 of 3.
    http://archive.org/details/commentaryongos03godeuoft

    *Goodwin, Thomas (1600-1680), A Child of Light Walking in Darkness, or, A treatise shewing the causes, by which, the cases, wherein, the ends, for which God leaves His children to distress of conscience. Together with directions how to walk, so as to be relieved from such a condition. Available in THE WORKS OF THOMAS GOODWIN.

    *Goodwin, Thomas (1600-1680), Christ our Mediator. A Christian classic.

    Goodwin, Thomas (1600-1680), Christ the Universall Peace-maker: or, The Reconciliation of all the People of God, Notwithstanding all Their Differences, Enmities, 1651.

    *Goodwin, Thomas (1600-1680), Objects and Acts of Justifying Faith, Available in THE WORKS OF THOMAS GOODWIN, volume 8, ISBN: 1892777916 9781892777911.
    "Alexander Whyte, a host of others, and this reviewer count Thomas Goodwin as their favorite author among the Puritans. Like Owen, he leaves no ground for loose-thinkers to rest on. All thoughts that have been put forth to dilute the scriptural teachings about the object and acts of justifying faith have been answered here, fully and courageously . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "Reprinted from Nichol's edition of Goodwin's works, this is one of the greatest collections of sermons ever put together. As an exegete and an expositor, Goodwin had no equal. What is contained between these covers, therefore, is of unsurpassed merit." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Goodwin, Thomas, The Works of Thomas Goodwin
    http://archive.org/details/worksofthomasgoo01good

    *Goodwin, Thomas (1600-1680), The Return of Prayers, ISBN: 9780548039441 0548039445. Available in THE WORKS OF THOMAS GOODWIN. A Christian classic.

    *Goodwin, Thomas (1600-1680), The Vanity of Thoughts: Let Patience Have its Perfect Work. Alternate title: LET PATIENCE HAVE ITS PERFECT WORK [WAY]. A Christian classic. Available in THE WORKS OF THOMAS GOODWIN.
    Goodwin, Thomas, The Works of Thomas Goodwin
    http://archive.org/details/worksofthomasgoo01good
    Available in CHRISTIAN LIFE CLASSICS, Jay P. Green, Sr., editor (The Fifty Greatest Christian Classics, Volume III. (Lafayette, IN [The Sovereign Grace Trust Fund, 1274 Meadowbrooke Drive, P.O. Box 4998, Lafayette 47905]: The Sovereign Grace Trust Fund, 1989).

    *Goodwin, Thomas (1600-1680), The Work of the Holy Spirit in our Salvation, ISBN: 0851512798. Available in THE WORKS OF THOMAS GOODWIN, volume 6.
    "These two great writers [comparing Goodwin, THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR SALVATION, and Owen, THE HOLY SPIRIT -- compiler], were called the 'atlases of independency' by Wood. But beyond this they could well have been called giants among all men of their age. Goodwin was a genius at penetrating to the bottom of points, at isolating differences, and then resolving matters to the satisfaction of nearly everyone. Goodwin and Owen were both excellent expositors. Goodwin interpreted by the insight of a renewed heart, Owen by the patient and prayerful study of words and phrases. Both, along with Baxter, were great preachers: Owen to the understanding, Baxter to the conscience, and Goodwin to the heart. Baxter and Owen were not cordial to one another, but both esteemed Goodwin. Baxter and Goodwin were both successful evangelists. In an age of bitter controversy hardly another man can be found who succeeded in gaining the respect of all his opponents, as did Goodwin; and he still speaks to the minds and hearts of men through his writings. These two books complement one another. Together they form a definitive answer to virtually every book concerning the Holy Spirit which has appeared since these two were written in the 17th century . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    Goodwin, Thomas, The Works of Thomas Goodwin, volume 6, ISBN: 0851512798 9780851512792.
    Goodwin, Thomas, The Work of the Holy Spirit in our Salvation
    Goodwin, Thomas, The Works of Thomas Goodwin
    http://archive.org/details/worksofthomasgoo01good

    *Goodwin, Thomas (1600-1680), The Works of Thomas Goodwin, 12 volumes, ISBN: 1892777916 9781892777911.
    "Thomas Goodwin was a prolific author and editor. During the 1630s he coedited with John Ball [Thomas Ball -- compiler], the works of John Preston and Richard Sibbes. He began to publish his own sermons in 1636. Prior to his death, he had published at least twelve devotional works, most of which were collections of sermons. The fact that they were reissued forty-seven times indicates the high demand and wide circulation of his publications. Most of Goodwin's major theological writings were the fruit of his riper years and were published posthumously. His unusually large corpus of treatises display a pastoral and scholarly zeal rivaled by few Puritans. Goodwin represents the best of Puritanism in addressing the intellect, will, and heart. His writings reveal the vigor of earlier Puritans such as William Perkins and Richard Sibbes as well as the mature thought of later Puritan divines, supremely represented by Owen. If you want to grow in grace and have your soul fed on the deep things of God, buy and prayerfully read Goodwin's WORKS.
    "Thomas Goodwin (1600-1679), received his theological training at Cambridge University, and held the presidency of Magdalen College at Oxford University. He acted as a commissioner to the Westminster Assembly, and was also a prominent member of the Savoy Assembly of Congregational elders and messengers. He faithfully served as pastor to the Fetter Lane Independent Church in London until his death." -- Joel R. Beeke
    Goodwin, Thomas, The Works of Thomas Goodwin
    http://archive.org/details/worksofthomasgoo01good

    *Gouge, William (1575-1653), Hebrews Commentary, 3 volumes. Alternate title: A LEARNED AND VERY USEFUL COMMENTARY ON THE WHOLE EPISTLE TO THE HEBREWS; WHEREIN EVERY WORD AND PARTICLE IN THE ORIGINAL IS EXPLAINED, AND THE EMPHASIS THEREOF FULLY SHEWED; THE SENSE AND MEANING OF EVERY VERSE LOGICALLY AND EXACTLY ANALYZED; GENUINE DOCTRINES NATURALLY RAISED; THE MANIFOLD TYPES OF CHRIST UNVEILED, ETC. BEING THE SUBSTANCE OF THIRTY YEARS' WEDNESDAY'S LECTURES AT B