Chapter 5

Reference Works


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Cut off have been My people for lack of knowledge,
Because thou knowledge hast rejected,
I reject thee from being priest to Me,
And thou forgettest the law of thy God,
I forget thy sons, I also!
According to their abundance so they sinned against Me,
Their honour into shame I change.
(Hosea 4:6,7, YLTHB)

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

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 (d. 1686)



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Manuals and Handbooks
Reference Works

Bibliography of Bibliography
Microforms and Manuscripts
Christian Publishers and Bookstores
Finding Books
Books-on-Demand
CD-ROM Libraries
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Compiled Quotations
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Chapter 5
Reference Works


Manuals and Handbooks

*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., 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., 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 Edward, The Practical Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling, 202 pages, ISBN: 1889032468 9781889032467.
"THE PRACTICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING is designed to afford Christian counselors quick reference as well as comprehensive access to the chief principles and practices of biblical counseling. It is called an 'encyclopedia' because a counselor interested in surveying the gamut of those principles and practices will find in this volume a wider variety of subjects than may be located in any other book of biblical counseling. The counseling described here is truly 'Christian' with method and content firmly rooted in careful biblical exegesis. At the same time it is 'practical' because articles consist not merely of definitions and descriptions, but also of application of the material useful to Christian counselors. Although not necessarily the only way these biblical principles can be applied, they are the fruit of years of study and experience in biblical counseling. In short, the book is designed as an aid to the working counselor who needs a quick reference guide. We trust that God will use it to His glory and to the blessing of His people." -- Preface

*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.

Aldrich, Clarence Knight, and Carl Nighswonger, A Pastoral Counseling Casebook.
Includes bibliography.

Alexander, Archibald B.D. (Browning Drysdale, 1855-1931), Christianity and Ethics; A Handbook of Christian Ethics.

Babbit, Edmond H., The Pastor's Pocket Manual for Hospital and Sickroom.

Barber, Cyril J., Best Books for Your Bible Study Library, 96 pages, ISBN: 0872130452 9780872130456.

Barber, Cyril J., and Robert M. Krauss, Jr., An Introduction To Theological Research: A Guide for College and Seminary Students, ISBN: 0761816593 9780761816591,
"An indispensable guide for undergraduate, graduate, or seminary students, this book provides valuable insight into the best reference tools available for Bible research. Not only do the authors provide general information on atlases, concordances, lexicons, dictionaries, and the like, but they also evaluate their usefulness. Titles reviewed range from theologically conservative to theologically liberal in their orientation. Electronic databases are included within the scope of the book's coverage. A highly useful resource, the book will certainly find a permanent place on the desk of anyone involved with Bible research.
"Cyril J. Barber is a retired pastoral counselor and professor. Robert M. Krauss, Jr. is a retired U.S. Air Force Chaplain with a background in Library and Information Science." -- Publisher

Barber, Cyril J., and Charles Swindoll (foreword), The Minister's Library, Volume 1, ISBN: 0802452965 9780802452962.
WorldCat note: "Contents: V. 1, 1970 and earlier; V. 2, 1971-1985; V. 3, 1986-1987."
Cyril Barber has served as associate professor of bibliography at Talbot Theological Seminary, librarian at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, and as a counseling associate with Insights for Living.
Similar to the 1974 Baker edition (with a few citations apparently being edited out of the 1974 edition), but with the addition of indexes to authors, titles, and subjects.
The Dewey Decimal Classification number is given with each citation. Contains a valuable section on How to Set Up Your Library including a Subject Guide to Dewey Decimal Classification.
An asterisk (*) designates those books pertinent for the evangelical pastor.

Barber, Cyril J., The Minister's Library, Volume 2, ISBN: 080245299X 9780802452993.
"This volume contains the most current reference works from 1971 to 1985. . . . Emphasis is on books dedicated to the expository declaration of God's Word." -- GCB
A compilation of periodic supplements 1-4, issued 1976-1982. Includes author, title, and subject indexes.
WorldCat note: "Contents: V. 1, 1970 and earlier; V. 2, 1971-1985; V. 3, 1986-1987."

Barber, Cyril J., The Minister's Library, Volume 3, 1986-1987, ISBN: 0802453015 9780802453013.

Barber, Cyril J., and Maurice L. Bickley, The Minister's Library, Volume 3 (1986-2005), an online resource.
"In 1989 Moody Press issued Supplement #1 (1986-1987), to Volume 3 of THE MINISTER'S LIBRARY.
"Supplement #2 (1988-1989), was prepared but never published.
"The present volume, covers 1986 through 2005. It includes the material found in Supplement #1 plus material covering publications issued between 1988 and 2005 inclusive." -- Note at website for the online edition of Volume 3.
This online, enlarged version of Volume 3 (the first printing of Volume 3 only included work from 1986-1987), does not appear to include Volume 1 and Volume 2 and periodic supplements issued to Cyril Barber's bibliographic reference works from 1971-1985 which are found, apparently, in THE MINISTER'S LIBRARY, VOLUME 1, and THE MINISTER'S LIBRARY, VOLUME 2. -- compiler].
WorldCat note: "Contents: V. 1, 1970 and earlier; V. 2, 1971-1985; V. 3, 1986-1987."

*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 Foreword, 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, The Reformed Pastor: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 4, ISBN: 1877611360. A Christian classic.
"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
Richard Baxter, from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Baxter
Compassionate Counsel to all Young Men (1681), by Richard Baxter
http://www.lettermen2.com/ccaym.html

*Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), A Call to the Unconverted: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 2, ISBN: 1877611158 9781877611155. A Christian classic.
"This is the second of four volumes constituting the complete works of this giant of the faith. This huge volume, over 1000 pages, gathers together such penetrating topics as The Unpardonable Sin, The Spirit's Witness to the Truth of Christianity, The Arrogancy of Reason Against Divine Revelation, A Call to the Unconverted, Now or Never, A Saint or a Brute, God's Goodness Vindicated, The Character of a Sound, Confirmed Christian, and others." -- GCB
This volume also contains A Call to the Unconverted, The Reasonableness of the Christian Religion, The Unreasonableness of Infidelity, A Treatise of Conversion, and Character of a Sound Confirmed Christians.
Translations: A Call to the Unconverted (singly): Dutch (OCLC: 16991691); French (OCLC: 38285837, 28780900); Danish (OCLC: 17960566); Polish (OCLC 42954154).
Richard Baxter, from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Baxter

*Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), The Saint's Everlasting Rest: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 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
The Saints' Everlasting Rest, Richard Baxter, edited by Benjamin Fawcett
http://www.ccel.org/b/baxter/everlasting_rest/saints_rest.html

*Baxter, Richard, The Reformed Pastor: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 4, ISBN: 1877611360. A Christian classic.
"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
Richard Baxter, from Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Baxter
Compassionate Counsel to all Young Men (1681), by Richard Baxter
http://www.lettermen2.com/ccaym.html

*Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Christian Pastor's Manual: A Selection of Tracts on the Duties, Difficulties, and Encouragements of the Christian Ministry., ISBN: 1573581364 9781573581363.

*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 the 1672 editions of the Notes, and of 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 Author/Title Listing
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chb.html#crsstl
Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, William L. Roberts D.D.
http://archive.org/details/ReformedPresbyterianCatechism

Bobgan, Martin, and Deidre Bobgan, CONFRONTING the Biblical Counseling Foundation's Self-Confrontation Manual. A PsychoHeresy Awareness Position Paper (PsychoHeresy Awareness Ministries, 4137 Primavera Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110).
"While we no longer recommend any manuals or training programs for biblical counseling, we would issue the following recommendations for changing the manual and for restraints if the BCF manual is to be used at all."
http://www.psychoheresy-aware.org/images/bcfpaper.pdf


Broger, John C., Self-confrontation Course Series

Broger, John C., Biblical Principles for Discipleship/counseling.
Series Title: Self-confrontation Course.

Broger, John C., Course I: Self-confrontation Course. Handbook for the Ministry of Discipleship/Counseling.
Series title: Self-confrontation Course.

Broger, John C., Course I: Instructor's Guide for the 24-week Self-confrontation Course, 233 pages.
Series title: Self-confrontation Course.

Broger, John C., Course II: Syllabus for Training in Biblical Discipleship/Counseling, 120 pages.
Series Title: Self-confrontation Course.

Broger, John C., Course II, Instructor's Guide for Training in Biblical Discipleship/Counseling, 184 pages.
Series title: Self-confrontation Course.

Broger, John C., Course III: Syllabus for Training in Biblical Discipleship/Counseling, 166 pages.
Series Title: Self-confrontation Course.

Broger, John C., Course III: Instructor's Guide for Training in Biblical Discipleship/Counseling, 138 pages.
Series Title: Self-confrontation Course.

Broger, John C., Man's way vs. God's way, 22 pages.
Series Title: Self-confrontation course.

Broger, John C., Your Resources in Christ, 26 pages.
Series Title: Self-confrontation course.

*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://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.

*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 audio files), (Rancho Mirage, CA: Biblical Counseling Foundation).
Biblical Counseling Foundation
http://bcfministries.org

Broger, John C., and Jay Edward Adams, Competent to Counsel: Study Guide for Christian Counseling Training Course (Wheaton, IL: National Association of Evangelicals, 2001?).

Christensen, James L., The Pastor's Counseling Handbook.
A widely used text.

Cryer, Newman S. (editor), and John Monroe Vayhinger (editor), Casebook in Pastoral Counseling (New York, NY: Abingdon Press, 1962).

Dedrick, William, and Colleen Dedrick, The Little Book of Christian Character and Manners, ISBN: 188830622X 9781888306224.
"Are you looking for a brief and thoroughly Biblical book on training children from a Reformed perspective? The sections on eating habits, table manners, cleanliness, self-restraint, quietness, and industry are among the most helpful. You will want to use this as a 'working handbook' to read and re-read in training your children." -- Publisher

*Eyrich, Howard, Three to Get Ready: Premarital Counseling Manual, ISBN: 1885904169 9781885904164.
"Eyrich has significantly expanded and reworked his program for conducting seven sessions of premarital counseling. Covers basics of biblical marriage, self-awareness of personal traits, communication, money, sex, wedding details. 'Some people will read this manual and ask, "What is a pastor doing discussing life insurance, budgeting, or sex?" The answer is simple. He is responsible for the spiritual welfare of his flock. . . . Life is the legitimate domain of the spiritual counselor.' Contains numerous questionnaires and personal inventories to xerox and use in counseling." -- David Powlison
"A manual on premarital counseling presenting a step-by-step guide through the major areas to be covered. Chock full of practical advice. Jay Adams says: 'Here it is! The premarital counseling guide you have been waiting for'."

Fortune, Don, and Kathie Fortune, Discover Your Children's Gifts: A Parent's Handbook to Recognize and Develop Your Children's God-Given Gifts, ISBN: 0800791517 9780800791513.
"Every child is blessed with extraordinary, unique gifts from God. Now you can encourage your children to become more fruitful adults by learning how to recognize and nurture each child's individual spiritual gifts. Through age-related tests ranging from pre-school through the teenage years, the sensitive, caring authors show you how to understand your children better and develop their unique abilities." -- Publisher
Includes a 13-week study guide.

Gillies, John, A Guide to Caring for and Coping With Aging Parents, ISBN: 0840757727 9780840757722.
"A sensitive, loving, and practical approach to the issues that face the middle-aged whose parents can no longer lead independent lives." -- Cyril J. Barber

Grunlan, Stephen A., and Daniel H. Lambrides, Healing Relationships: A Christian's Manual for Lay Counseling, ISBN: 087509354X 9780875093543.

Gorder, Cheryl, and Don Hubbs, Home Education Resource Guide, 4th edition, ISBN: 0933025483 9780933025486.
"A comprehensive resource guide for the parent-educator. 'If you can afford only one resource directory, this is the one to buy'." -- Library Journal
"This title has been used by homeschoolers since 1987 and is a comprehensive guide to resources for a home education." -- Publisher "Provides current information on hundreds of important resources for homeschoolers. Includes lists of correspondence schools, curricula, testing services, reading and math helps, support groups, educational toys and games, many more. Mary Pride says: "Those dedicated to home schooling, especially home school leaders, will get some mileage out of the Resource Guide." -- GCB

*Halley, H., Halley's Bible Handbook, ISBN: 0310257204 9780310257202.
"Halley set the pattern for Bible handbooks long ago, and with many revision the work has been a best-seller through the present 63rd printing. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

Harris, J. Gordon, Biblical Perspectives on Aging: God and the Elderly, ISBN: 9780789035370 0789035375.
"The elderly are frequently an embarrassment to their children who do not know what to do with them. Often the responsibility for their care is placed upon one family member or they are placed in a retirement home. This book will be an important reference work and resource guide for those who seek a connection between the Biblical text and the needs of their parents." -- Cyril J. Barber

Internet Christian Library
"One of the largest and most complete archiving of "classical" Christian materials available on the Internet.
"Contents: Guide to Christian Missions on the Internet -- Guide to Christian Resources on the Internet -- Guide to Christian Literature on the Internet -- Guide to Early Church Documents on the Internet -- Reading Room -- Software Library -- Directory of Christian Organizations."
Internet Christian Library
http://www.iclnet.org/

*Harrison, Roland Kenneth (editor), Encyclopedia of Biblical and Christian Ethics, 480 pages, ISBN: 0517222280.
"A comprehensive reference work for everyone concerned with the complicated moral issues of this world, this unique volume clearly communicates what Scripture teaches about the ethical dilemmas facing our society. Biological warfare, corporate responsibility, human rights, computer ethics, and much more are discussed by over fifty scholars who explain the moral guidelines in the Bible and historic Christian teachings.
"R.K. Harrison, author and editor of over thirty books on biblical studies, has brought together a valuable A to B treasury of thought for every believer searching for guidance." -- Publisher
"A compendium of reliable information. Arranged in dictionary format, 550 entries and 61 contributors. Goes beyond descriptive data to the practical application of truth to a variety of situations . . . . The book is well-indexed. . . . Treats ethical areas like apartheid and surrogate motherhood. Probably the best available evangelical treatment of this type." -- GCB

Hombs, Mary Ellen, American Homelessness: A Reference Handbook, ISBN: 1576072479 9781576072479.

Jehle, Paul, Go Ye Therefore and Teach: Operation Manual for Christian Day School

Joslin, G. Stanley, The Minister's Law Handbook (New York, NY: Channel Press, 1962).
"Alerts the pastor or counselor about possible legal complications." -- Cyril J. Barber

Kandle, George C., and Henry H. Cassler, Ministering to Prisoners and Their Families.
Includes bibliography.

Kemp, Charles F., A Pastoral Counseling Guidebook (Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press, 1971).
"Appendix includes various checklists and forms, and there is a valuable 30-page annotated bibliography. As a guide to literature and practice in the field this is a handy work." -- Gorman/Matthews

Kinnaman, Gary, Overcoming the Dominion of Darkness, ISBN: 1856840182 9781856840187.
Includes bibliographical references and index.

Kopp, Ruth L., and Stephen Sorenson, When Someone You Love is Dying: A Handbook for Counselors and Those who Care, ISBN: 0664213278 9780664213275.
"Focuses on the significant crises in childhood. Treats issues like unresolved grief, unnecessary fear, lack of trust, a low sense of worth, distorted ideas about the person of God and the world in which they live. Well-done; makes a valuable contribution." -- Cyril J. Barber

Levinson, David, and Marcy Ross, Homelessness Handbook, ISBN: 9781933782034 193378203X.
The Homeless Handbook
http://www.infoxchange.net.au/hhb/index.html

*Luther, Martin (1483-1546), Tischreden (Aurifaber), [English Selections], The Table Talk or Familiar Discourse of Martin Luther Alternate title: DR MARTIN LUTHER'S DIVINE DISCOURSES AT HIS TABLE, &C. WHICH IN HIS LIFE TIME HE HELD WITH DIVERS LEARNED MEN (SUCH AS WERE PHILIP MELANCTHON, CASPARUS CRUCIGER, JUSTUS JONAS, PAULUS EBERUS, VITUS DIETERICUS, JOANNES BUGONHAGEN, JOANNES FORSTERUS, AND OTHERS), CONTAINING QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS TOUCHING RELIGION, AND OTHER MAIN POINTS OF DOCTRINE, ALSO MANY NOTABLE HISTORIES, AND ALL SORTS OF LEARNING, COMFORTS, ADVISES, PROPHESIES, ADMONITIONS, DIRECTIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS. COLLECTED FIRST TOGETHER BY DR. ANTONIUS LAUTHERBACH, AND AFTERWARD DISPOSED INTO CERTAIN COMMON PLACES BY JOHN AURIFABER DR. IN DIVINITY. TRANSLATED OUT OF THE HIGH GERMAN INTO THE ENGLISH TONGUE BY CAPT. HENRY BELL, 1848.
"In 1525 Luther married and settled down to family life in Wittenberg. Among his visitors were many poor students, and these fervent disciples wrote down all they remembered of their master's conversation. This TABLE TALK has always enjoyed great popularity for its refreshing unreserve and frequent brilliance. It shows Luther to have been a true child of his age. He must be judged by the mind of his times. We give some of his strong opinions that have not borne the wear and tear of later ages; but they are more than balanced by teaching that is beautiful as well as true." -- J.A. Hammerton, Outline of Great Books
The Table-talk of Martin Luther translated by William Hazlitt, Esq.
This is e-text of The Lutheran Publication Society printing.
http://www.reformed.org/documents/
The Table-talk of Martin Luther translated by William Hazlitt, Esq.
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/luther/tabletalk.i.html

*Luther, Martin (1483-1546), Watchwords for the Warfare of Life (1869), 354 pages, ISBN: 9781432547387 1432547380. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"Classic quotes on a wide variety of subjects from the pen of Martin Luther. Some of the many subjects which Luther touches upon in this book include: the Lord Jesus Christ, the creation, the law and the gospel, the weapons of our warfare, prayer, the Word of God, preaching, patience, the Church, the holy angels, the devil, sin, temptation and depression of spirit, love, joy, peace, fear, humility, forbearance, hope, forgiveness, thankfulness, giving, nature, wine, music, people in the Scriptures, books of the Bible, eminent men, women, children, spiritual miracles perpetual, printing, trials, good works, hermeneutics, sorrow, sickness, bereavement, death, martyrdom, employments in heaven, immortality, the second coming, the resurrection, the joys of heaven and much more!" -- Publisher

*Martin, Walter R. and Ravi K. Zacharias, The Kingdom of the Cults: An Analysis of the Major Cult Systems in the Present Christian Era, ISBN: 0764228218 9780764228216.
"Since the first edition was published in 1965, THE KINGDOM OF THE CULTS has been the authoritative reference work on all major cult systems. This classic has been updated to cover New Age cults, Baha'i, and the Word of Faith movement, with over 50 percent new material.
"Major cults and religions covered: Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormonism, New Age Cults, The Unification Church, Rajneeshism, Baha'i Faith, ISKCON, Hinduism, Transcendental Meditation, Buddhism, World Faith movement, The Theosophical Society, Apocalyptic Cults, Islam, Christian Science, Unitarian-Universalism, and others.
"In an era of rapid cult growth worldwide, Christians today more than ever need the trustworthy information contained in THE KINGDOM OF THE CULTS. This comprehensive new edition equips readers from every walk of life to use biblical truth to counter the efforts of cults to masquerade as mainstream Christians.
"Included is all the authoritative data of previous editions as well as an analysis of the latest ideological and organizational developments of cults old and new. Updated statistics and references detail the alarming spread of the cults, particularly on the mission fields of the world. This edition also recounts the startling yet welcome embrace of orthodox Christian faith by the Worldwide Church of God." -- Publisher

McIlhaney, Joe, and Susan Nethery, 1,001 Health-Care Questions Women Ask, ISBN: 0801058104 9780801058103.
"The doctor is in! And Dr. McIlhaney, frequently heard on 'Focus on the Family' broadcasts, has time to provide women with up-to-date answers to their health-care questions. Now in a third edition, this respected resource continues to provide solid medical advice, reliable information about treatment options, and the latest innovations in obstetrics and gynecology." -- Publisher
"Dr. McIlhaney, an experienced OB/GYN, is the only Christian physician to address such a wide range of questions -- from general health concerns to specific situations such as infertility, abortion, and marital sexual relationships. Every aspect of female physical development is discussed in a straightforward, sensitive manner.
"Joe S. McIlhaney Jr., M.D., is president of the Medical Institute for Sexual Health. He practiced medicine, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, for thirty years. Dr. McIlhaney is the author of SEX: WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW CAN KILL YOU and several other books. He and his wife live in Austin, Texas. Susan Nethery has written several books and lives in Milam, Texas." -- Publisher

Melina, Lois R., Raising Adopted Children: A Manual for Adoptive Parents, ISBN: 0060960396 9780060960391.
This book "is important reading before, during, and after adopting [a child]. By replacing the myth of adoption with the realistic issues involved, it offers parents valuable insights into how to deal openly and honestly with themselves, as well as with the emotional and psychological needs of their child." -- Betty Jean Lifton

Mitchell, Kenneth R., Hospital Chaplain, ISBN: 0664209467 9780664209469.
"This brief, lively book reveals the typical experience of the hospital chaplain, making clear to both clergy and medical professionals what his role is." -- Gorman/Matthews

Morris, James Kenneth, Marriage Counseling: A Manual for Ministers
"A helpful manual containing the tried and tested methods used when counseling couples in conflict. Covers the entire counseling process in detail from the first interview to intermittent follow-ups. Of inestimable value." -- Cyril J. Barber

Mooremann, Phillip, The Christian Home Study Handbook, 1986: A Guide to Christian Correspondence Schools, Cassette [audio file], and Video-taped Instruction, Computer programs, and Christian Home Schools, ISBN: 0961432306 9780961432300.
"Ideal for those who want reliable guidance on correspondence courses. Also of value to pastors who are asked about continuing education. Includes information on video and cassette tapes [audio file], lending libraries, and available software. Well produced, reliable." -- Cyril J. Barber

Murphy, Ed, The Handbook for Spiritual Warfare, ISBN: 0785250263 9780785250265.
"Dr. Ed Murphy first offers an extremely thorough, Bible-based, exegetical base for understanding spiritual warfare. The final 11 chapters address practical considerations on the demonization of Christians. Throughout, Murphy's insight, experience, and personal anecdotes provide authenticity. This book is intended for pastors and spiritually-mature 'prayer warriors' -- not for new Christians." -- CBD

Paul, James L. (editor), The Exceptional Child: A Guidebook for Churches and Community Agencies

Pellauer, Mary D., Barbara Chester, and Jane Boyajian (editors), Sexual Assault and Abuse: A Handbook for Clergy and Religious Professionals, ISBN: 0060665076 9780060665074.
"Illustrated with case histories this book, primarily by women (only two chapters are by men), helps counselors and therapists recognize the patterns of sexual assault and sexual abuse. From this premise the gears are switched and the contributors discuss the reasons for violence in our milieu, and the threat this poses to children, teens, and adults." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Perkins, William (1558-1602), Sinclair B. Ferguson (editor), The Art of Prophesying, With, The Calling of the Ministry, modernised edition. Alternate title: (THE CALLING OF THE MINISTRY), OF THE CALLING OF THE MINISTERIE, TWO TREATISES, ISBN: 0851516890 9780851516899.
"Called 'the principal architect of Elizabethan Puritanism' and 'the most important Puritan writer,' Perkins was the first theologian of the Reformed English church to gain an international reputation. His preaching manual, THE ART OF PROPHESYING . . . is found on nearly every seventeenth century New England book list." (Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith, p. 274). -- Publisher
"Part One, 'The Art of Prophesying,' is really a handbook on hermeneutics and homiletics from the Puritan perspective. Perkins explicates the several principles for interpreting and expounding the Scriptures and then gives detailed instruction on how to apply the same. The chapter on 'Use and Application' will give readers the background behind the familiar Puritan sermon structure of "Doctrine and Use.
"Parts Two and Three deal with 'The Calling of the Ministry.' They are really nothing more than the exposition of two Old Testament passages of Scripture, Job 33 and Isaiah 6. Many interesting and practical issues are handled here including how a minister might know his calling and what his responsibilities are to God's people. Perkins had a high view of the dignity and authority of the ministerial gift which is sadly lacking among evangelicals today. While some of his ideas will seem foreign and perhaps a little extreme to many, it is certain that his emphasis will help balance our opposite extremes. . . .
"For those who are checking out this title hoping to get a Puritan perspective on the charismatic understanding of the gift of prophesy, the following quote well summarizes Perkins' view: 'I am not here making any allowance for the claims people make that they have received "revelations." These have no substance; they are either dreams of their own, or illusions of the devil. They despise both human learning and the study of the Scriptures, and trust exclusively in "revelations of the Spirit." But God's Spirit does not work except on the foundation of the Word.' Such was the Puritan understanding of those who claimed extra-Biblical revelation. By 'prophesy' Perkins understood 'preaching.' And that is what this book is about." -- Reader's Comment

Perry, Lloyd M., and Charles M. Sell, Speaking to Life's Problems: A Sourcebook for Preaching and Teaching, ISBN: 0802401708 9780802401700.
"More than a textbook on sermon preparation, this book gives you Biblical and psychological insight into problems like anxiety, guilt, fear, failure, indecision, and loneliness. Extensive bibliographies and sermon sources help you in your search for relevant material." -- GCB

Pitt, Theodore K., Premarital Counseling Handbook for Ministers, ISBN: 0817010718 9780817010713.
Includes bibliography.

Platt, Larry A., and Roger G. Branch (editors), Resources for Ministry in Death and Dying, ISBN: 0805469451 9780805469455.
"The editors have brought together the best in current literature on the subject of ministry to those facing life's terminus. Information about organizations specializing in different types of care, together with data about audiovisual materials, will prove invaluable to pastors and counselors." -- Cyril J. Barber

Riekse, Robert J., and Henry Holstege, The Christian Guide to Parent Care, ISBN: 0842305440 9780842305440.
"Addresses the needs of aging parents while offering support for caretakers." -- Publisher

*Ryle, J.C. (1816-1900), and J.I. Packer (foreword), Practical Religion: Being Plain Papers on the Daily Duties, Experience, Dangers and Privileges of Professing Christians, ISBN: 085234449X 9780852344491. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
"PRACTICAL RELIGION is classic as a manual on the practice of Christianity -- a concise guide to the daily duties, experiences, dangers, privileges, and responsibilities faced by professing Christians. It is an excellent companion volume to J.C. Ryle's other classic, HOLINESS.
"In PRACTICAL RELIGION, Ryle expounds the great central themes of the Christian life with realism, power, and depth. This volume, along with his other works such as EXPOSITORY THOUGHTS ON THE GOSPELS, has been treasured by generations of evangelical Christians all over the world." -- Publisher
"Discusses: self-iniquity, self-exertion, reality, prayer, Bible reading, charity, zeal, happiness, formality, the world, riches and poverty, sickness, family of God, heirs of God, eternity, and others." -- GCB
Practical Religion: Being Plain Papers on the Daily Duties, Experience, Dangers, and Privileges of Professing Christians (1883)
http://archive.org/details/practicalreligio00ryle

Sanders, Bill, Tough Turf: A Teen Survival Manual, ISBN: 0800752120 9780800752125.
"Written for teenagers by a man who specializes in young people. He covers drinking, drugs, peer-pressure, and building a positive self-image." -- GCB

*Sell, Charles M., Family Ministry: The Enrichment of Family Life Through the Church, ISBN: 0310429102 9780310429104.

Sharp, William Donald, Medicine and the Ministry: Medical Basis for Pastoral Care.
"This is a useful statement of a modern physician's point of view; it provides a guide for pastors with its wealth of information about physical conditions, emotional states and psychosomatic ailments. It also discusses problems of youth, young adults, sexual deviants, those with troubled marriages, the aged and the dying. . . ." -- Gorman/Matthews

Sherouse, Deborah L., Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse Handbook: For Parents and Professionals, ISBN: 0398051682 9780398051686.
"A must for parents, teachers, and pastors. Describes the symptoms of substance abuse and its effects on communication and relationships. Explains the path to recovery. Comprehensive in its treatment, with information on resources and state referral agencies." -- Cyril J. Barber

Sherouse, Deborah L. Professional's Handbook on Geriatric Alcoholism, ISBN: 0398048282 9780398048280.

Smick, Timothy S., et al., Eldercare for the Christian Family: What to Do When a Loved One Becomes Dependent, ISBN: 0849907195 9780849907197.
"This book explores all the dynamics of caregiving -- planning, financing, burnout, and blessing -- and enables grown children to select the most comprehensive care plan for their loved ones. It is full of practical advice and spiritual insights." -- GCB

Strom, Kay M., Helping Women in Crisis: A Handbook for People Helpers, ISBN: 0310336414 9780310336419.
"Covers all the bases -- alcohol and drug abuse, child abuse, sexual molestation, incest, infidelity, rape, suicide, teenage pregnancy, wife abuse. Each chapter summarizes the major issues involved. This is a very helpful book, and lay counselors will appreciate the author's candor and practical ideas. Here is a work pastors can use in their lay counseling program." -- Cyril J. Barber

Thornton, Edward E., Theology and Pastoral Counseling (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: PrenticeHall, 1964).

United States Army Chaplain School, Carlisle Barracks, PA, The Chaplain as Personal Counselor.
Includes references.

United States Department of the Army, The Chaplain as Counselor

Vandeusen, Dayton, Redemptive Counseling: Relating Psychotherapy to the Personal Meanings in Redemption (Atlanta, GA: John Knox Press).
Includes bibliography.

Yarbrough, Tom, Call to Comfort: A Counseling Manual for Every Christian, ISBN: 0893901199 9780893901196.
Includes bibliography.

Vila, Samuel, Handbook for Christian Counseling: Manual de Visitacion Pastoral, ISBN: 8472286002 9788472286009.

*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 in 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

See also: The teaching of the lord jesus christ, Christ our example, Resources in christian counseling, The westminster confession of faith (1646, the westminster standards) and related works: a study guide, and so forth, and so on.

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Reference Works

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
-- The Lord Jesus Christ (Matthew 7:7, 8)



Biblical Counseling Reference Works

*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., 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., 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 Edward, The Practical Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling, 202 pages, ISBN: 1889032468 9781889032467.
"THE PRACTICAL ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING is designed to afford Christian counselors quick reference as well as comprehensive access to the chief principles and practices of biblical counseling. It is called an 'encyclopedia' because a counselor interested in surveying the gamut of those principles and practices will find in this volume a wider variety of subjects than may be located in any other book of biblical counseling. The counseling described here is truly 'Christian' with method and content firmly rooted in careful biblical exegesis. At the same time it is 'practical' because articles consist not merely of definitions and descriptions, but also of application of the material useful to Christian counselors. Although not necessarily the only way these biblical principles can be applied, they are the fruit of years of study and experience in biblical counseling. In short, the book is designed as an aid to the working counselor who needs a quick reference guide. We trust that God will use it to His glory and to the blessing of His people." -- Preface

*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

Alexander, Archibald B.D. (Browning Drysdale, 1855-1931), Christianity and Ethics; A Handbook of Christian Ethics.

*Alexander, Archibald (1772-1851), Practical Truths, 1857.
"This 400-page reprint by one of the Old Princeton 'greats' will be welcome indeed. The book is in three sections: short articles on practical Christian living subjects; a series of longer articles on doctrinal and theological subjects; and finally a series of dialogues in defense of the faith, etc." -- GCB

Banks, Robert J., and R. Paul Stevens (editors), The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity: An A-To-Z Guide to Following Christ in Every Aspect of Life, ISBN: 083081454X 9780830814541.

*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 vol. set), ISBN: 1877611131 9781877611131 (A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY, vol. 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), 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 Foreword, 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), A Call to the Unconverted: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 2 (Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 2000), ISBN: 1877611158 9781877611155. A Christian classic.
    "This is the second of four volumes constituting the complete works of this giant of the faith. This huge volume, over 1000 pages, gathers together such penetrating topics as The Unpardonable Sin, The Spirit's Witness to the Truth of Christianity, The Arrogancy of Reason Against Divine Revelation, A Call to the Unconverted, Now or Never, A Saint or a Brute, God's Goodness Vindicated, The Character of a Sound, Confirmed Christian, and others." -- GCB
    This volume also contains A Call to the Unconverted, The Reasonableness of the Christian Religion, The Unreasonableness of Infidelity, A Treatise of Converstion, and Character of a Sound Confirmed Christians.
    Translations: A Call to the Unconverted (singely), Dutch; French; Danish; Polish.
  • Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), The Saint's Everlasting Rest: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 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
    The Saints' Everlasting Rest, Richard Baxter, edited by Benjamin Fawcett
    http://www.ccel.org/b/baxter/everlasting_rest/saints_rest.html
    Translations: The Saint's Everlasting Rest (singely), French; Danish; Dutch.
  • Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), The Reformed Pastor: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 4, ISBN: 1877611360 9781877611360.
    "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
    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), 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 Foreword, 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, The Reformed Pastor: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 4, ISBN: 1877611360. A Christian classic.
    "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
    Richard Baxter, from Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Baxter
    Compassionate Counsel to all Young Men (1681), by Richard Baxter
    http://www.lettermen2.com/ccaym.html

    *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 the 1672 editions of the Notes, and of 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 Author/Title Listing
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chb.html#crsstl
    Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, William L. Roberts D.D.
    http://archive.org/details/ReformedPresbyterianCatechism

    Broger, John C., Self-confrontation Course Series

    Broger, John C., Biblical Principles for Discipleship/counseling.
    Series Title: Self-confrontation Course.

    Broger, John C., Course I: Self-confrontation Course. Handbook for the Ministry of Discipleship/Counseling.
    Series title: Self-confrontation Course.

    Broger, John C., Course I: Instructor's Guide for the 24-week Self-confrontation Course, 233 pages.
    Series title: Self-confrontation Course.

    Broger, John C., Course II: Syllabus for Training in Biblical Discipleship/Counseling, 120 pages.
    Series Title: Self-confrontation Course.

    Broger, John C., Course II, Instructor's Guide for Training in Biblical Discipleship/Counseling, 184 pages.
    Series title: Self-confrontation Course.

    Broger, John C., Course III: Syllabus for Training in Biblical Discipleship/Counseling, 166 pages.
    Series Title: Self-confrontation Course.

    Broger, John C., Course III: Instructor's Guide for Training in Biblical Discipleship/Counseling, 138 pages.
    Series Title: Self-confrontation Course.

    Broger, John C., Man's way vs. God's way, 22 pages.
    Series Title: Self-confrontation course.

    Broger, John C., Your Resources in Christ, 26 pages.
    Series Title: Self-confrontation course.

    *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://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.

    *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 audio files), (Rancho Mirage, CA: Biblical Counseling Foundation).
    Biblical Counseling Foundation
    http://bcfministries.org

    Broger, John C., and Jay Edward Adams, Competent to Counsel: Study Guide for Christian Counseling Training Course (Wheaton, IL: National Association of Evangelicals, 2001?).

    Bufford, Rodger, K., Counseling and the Demonic, ISBN: 0849905990 9780849905995.
    "Throughout human history, the question of demonic influence has been a controversial one. It continues to be so now, when there are two widely held views. According to the first view, demons are everywhere. Those who believe this are preoccupied with demons and with efforts to appease, avoid, or escape them. The second view discounts demons, looking on them as irrelevant, at best, or even nonexistent. Both these views are mistaken. Unfortunately, reality is both less comfortable and more complex than either outlook permits." -- Reader's Comment
    "This book on counseling and the demonic by Dr. Rodger Bufford is part of the notable Resources for Christian Counseling series, a series which seeks to combine the best insights from psychology with strict adherence to biblical truth." -- Publisher
    "This work reflects careful thought, detailed examination of the Scriptures, a familiarity with the increasing professional literature in the field and personal counseling experience." -- GCB
    Includes bibliography.

    *Dean, Hershel B., The Golden Treasury of Bible Wisdom (King James Version).

    *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 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.

    Hart, D.G. and Mark A. Noll (editors), Dictionary of the Presbyterian and Reformed Tradition in America, ISBN: 0830814531 9780830814534.

    Hendricks, Howard G., The Encyclopedia of Christian Parenting, ISBN: 0800712765 9780800712761.
    Includes bibliography.

    Henry, Carl F.H. (editor), Wycliffe Dictionary of Christian Ethics, ISBN: 1565635604 9781565635609.

    Logos Bible Software, Logos Bible Software bundles that include works on Biblical Counseling
    There are 15 bundles in all.
    http://www.logos.com/products/search?q=counseling+bundles

    MacArthur, John, and Wayne Mack, and others, Introduction to Biblical Counseling: A Basic Guide to the Principles and Practice of Counseling, ISBN: 0849910935 9780849910937.
    "Sounds a charge for frankly biblical counseling. Three chapters treat the history of biblical counseling. Seven chapters cover crucial theological issues that underpin a biblical counseling philosophy. Nine chapters unfold a counseling methodology emergent from Scripture. Two final chapters contain a list of resources and answer commonly asked questions." -- David Powlison

    Mack, Wayne, Biblical Solutions to Life's Problems (Westminster Media).
    This book is accompanied by an audio cassette [audio file], series of 24 tapes.

    Mack, Wayne A., and the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, Introduction to Pastoral Counseling.

    McIlhaney, Joe, and Susan Nethery, 1,001 Health-Care Questions Women Ask, ISBN: 0801058104 9780801058103.
    "The doctor is in! And Dr. McIlhaney, frequently heard on 'Focus on the Family' broadcasts, has time to provide women with up-to-date answers to their health-care questions. Now in a third edition, this respected resource continues to provide solid medical advice, reliable information about treatment options, and the latest innovations in obstetrics and gynecology." -- Publisher
    "Dr. McIlhaney, an experienced OB/GYN, is the only Christian physician to address such a wide range of questions -- from general health concerns to specific situations such as infertility, abortion, and marital sexual relationships. Every aspect of female physical development is discussed in a straightforward, sensitive manner.
    "Joe S. McIlhaney Jr., M.D., is president of the Medical Institute for Sexual Health. He practiced medicine, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology, for thirty years. Dr. McIlhaney is the author of SEX: WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW CAN KILL YOU and several other books. He and his wife live in Austin, Texas. Susan Nethery has written several books and lives in Milam, Texas." -- Publisher

    *Murray, John (1898-1975), Principles of Conduct, ISBN: 0802811442 9780802811448.
    "This is a far-ranging book with a recurring emphasis on the majestic moral demands of Scripture and the relation of the Gospel to those demands. Scripture teaching is lucidly brought to bear on vital ethical issues such as marriage, work as a calling, capital punishment, the sanctity of truth, and the fear of God. Undoubtedly this is the foremost contemporary book in the field." -- William J. Grier

    Nason-Clark, Nancy, Catherine Clark Kroeger, No Place for Abuse: Biblical and Practical Resources to Counteract Violence, ISBN: 083082295X 9780830822959.

    *Nave, Orville (1841-1917), and Edward Viening (reviser and compiler), The New Nave's Topical Bible, new and enlarged (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1986), 1114 pages, ISBN: 0310337100 9780310337102. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language.
    NAVE'S is a way of finding what the Bible teaches on any subject. Unlike a concordance it has the verses printed right within the book.
    Formerly THE ZONDERVAN TOPICAL BIBLE. Edward Viening was responsible for the compilation and revision of this 1969 work. This revised edition has 21,000 subject-heads rather than 20,000, but does not have the extensive Scripture references which still appear only in the Hendrickson edition. Nearly 6500 listings with more than 100,000 Scripture references and 1114 pages. Very useful in counseling also.
    Dr. D. James Kennedy says he has used it for 30 years and considers it an indispensable aid. Billy Graham has said he uses it more than any other book except the Bible in the preparation of his sermons.
    Nave's Topical Bible
    http://bible.crosswalk.com/Concordances/naves-topical-bible/
    Nave's Topical Bible: A Digest of the Holy Scriptures (1903)
    http://archive.org/details/navestopicalbibl00nave
    What the Bible Says About (WBSA)
    "What The Bible Says About (WBSA), [a website where the NEW NAVES TOPICAL BIBLE may be searched -- compiler], is based on the NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE, a revision of the classic reference work, NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE, which was written in the later part of the 19th century by Dr. Orville Nave. The original NAVE'S was revised and expanded by James Swanson. The resulting NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE is Copyright 1997 Logos Research Systems, Inc."
    https://wbsa.logos.com/Home

    O'Hara, Ann Margaret (editor), Treatment Facility Resource Manual.

    Platt, Larry A., and Roger G. Branch (editors), Resources for Ministry in Death and Dying, ISBN: 0805469451 9780805469455.
    "The editors have brought together the best in current literature on the subject of ministry to those facing life's terminus. Information about organizations specializing in different types of care, together with data about audiovisual materials, will prove invaluable to pastors and counselors." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Powlison, David, Speaking Truth in Love: Counsel in Community, ISBN: 0977080714 9780977080717.
    "Speaking Truth In Love is the lastest book by David Powlison, a faculty member at Westminister Theological Seminary and The Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation. In his own words, it is, 'a book on how we are to live together.' Although primarily directed at pastors and counselors, there is much here to be savored by every child of God. Indeed, an emphasis of the book is that speaking truth in love, wisdom, and grace into another person's life is both the privilege and responsibility for every Christian, not just the 'professionals' or the 'trained'." -- Reader's Comment "SPEAKING TRUTH IN LOVE is something of a sequel to SEEING WITH NEW EYES, also by Dr. David Powlison. SEEING WITH NEW EYES can be read as a theology of biblical counseling, while SPEAKING TRUTH IN LOVE can be read as a methodology of biblical counseling. Together they provide the clearest foundational descriptions of biblical, nouthetic counseling written to date.
    "The first chapter lays the foundation for the character of the counselor. Chapter two builds upon the previous book by providing the theological content needed for biblical counseling -- the fall of humanity. This vital aspect can be strengthened even more when read in conjunction with biblical anthropology (the creation of humanity in God's image), and biblical soteriology (the redemption of humanity through Christ's sacrifice). In chapters three through twelve, Powlison addresses core methodological issues such as listening, questioning, prayer, the role of the Word in personal ministry etc. The final five chapters provide something of a potpourri of important correlated issues such as referral, training, lay ministry, pastoral ministry, and women's ministry.
    "As another reviewer mentioned, the only possible 'weakness' of the book is that it is not as seamless as it could be. The transitions between chapters are at times a little hard to connect, likely due to some of these chapters having been collated from previous articles, with rewriting. However, this minor issue aside, SPEAKING TRUTH IN LOVE should be required reading for all students of biblical counseling." -- Bob Kellemen
    "The Reviewer, Bob Kellemen, Ph.D, is the author of SOUL PHYSICIANS, SPIRITUAL FRIENDS, BIBLICAL PSYCHOLOGY, MARTIN LUTHER'S PASTORAL COUNSELING, and BEYOND THE SUFFERING: EMBRACING THE LEGACY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN SOUL CARE AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION. -- Reader's Comment

    Pulaski, Adam, Biblical Counseling Manual: A Self Help Counseling Program Guide, ISBN: 1412038790 9781412038799.
    Biblical Counseling Manual: A Self Help Counseling Program, partial view
    http://books.google.com/books?id=L7yVloeB2UcC&dq=Biblical+Counseling+Manual:+A+Self+Help+Counseling+Program+Guide,+Adam+Pulaski&source=gbs_navlinks_s

    *Schaff, Philip, History of the Christian Church.
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/schaff/hcc1.html

    *Schaff, Philip, Schaff's History of Christianity, 8 volumes, ISBN: 0802880479 9780802880475.
    "A brilliant, detailed account of the history of Christianity up to and including the continental Reformation. Well written, and easy to read. One of the most informative and valuable treatments available. Based on the edition published in 1910." -- Cyril J. Barber
    The History of the Christian Church, Philip Schaff
    http://www.reformedreader.org/history/schaff/

    Sherouse, Deborah L., Adolescent Drug and Alcohol Abuse Handbook: For Parents and Professionals, ISBN: 0398051682 9780398051686.
    "A must for parents, teachers, and pastors. Describes the symptoms of substance abuse and its effects on communication and relationships. Explains the path to recovery. Comprehensive in its treatment, with information on resources and state referral agencies." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Sherouse, Deborah L. Professional's Handbook on Geriatric Alcoholism, ISBN: 0398048282 9780398048280.

    *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:

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), A Complete Textual Index to C.H. Spurgeon's Sermons: Published in the New Park Street Pulpit and the Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit 1855 to 1917.

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Spurgeon's Devotional Bible: Selected Passages From the Word of God With Running Comments, ISBN: 0852343434 0852340583. Alternate title: Originally published under the title, THE INTERPRETER: SPURGEON'S MORNING AND EVENING DEVOTIONS FROM THE BIBLE.
    "For anyone who wants to restore daily devotions on an individual or family basis, SPURGEON'S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE is the perfect answer. One can read through this book in a year when morning and evening devotions are maintained. . . .
    "The gist of the entire Bible is found between the covers of this book. . . . some verses [and chapters], were omitted in whole or in part, but they are always summarized in such a way that the narrative or teaching remains clear. The emphasis is always on Scripture . . ." -- Publisher
    Commenting on typology is a way to convince piers of the reality and immediacy of the Gospel. The concise, succinct, erudite comments point again and again to parallels in Scripture to the life and work of Christ. For example, see the comments on the life of Joseph, on the first Passover, and on God's provision of manna for Israel in the wilderness.
    This work, by a modern Puritan, is preeminently practical. Spurgeon emphasizes application of Scripture to everyday life. Key verses appear at the top of each page.
    Spurgeon's discerning mind has captured essential and profound lessons. He brings together Old and New Testament passages with similar lessons. Here is little known insight that should not be ignored or overlooked.
    The Bible is full of wisdom on human behavior, real psychology, and Spurgeon points out these lessons everywhere.
    The text is the Authorized King James Version.
    A footnote at the bottom of page 643 (Baker Book House edition), states "In this reading the first five notes are from Lange's Commentary. All through the work we have gathered from every available source." Looking at other works by Spurgeon, for example, THE TREASURY OF DAVID, and knowing that he had a huge library, it could be expected he selected freely from the works of other authors. Poetry has been added after the Bible selection and notes. It would appear the notes and poetry have not been documented for practical purposes, to make the book seamless and uncluttered. It is a drawback, however, to not know which notes and poetry was from Spurgeon's pen and which he selected from other authors.
    The Interpreter: Spurgeon's Devotional Bible
    "THE INTERPRETER: SPURGEON DEVOTIONAL BIBLE contains the text of the entire Bible, along with Spurgeon's reflections on nearly every verse. This Bible, arranged topically instead of canonically, allows readers to experience the text of Scripture along with Charles Spurgeon himself. His commentary illuminates the texts, and provides notes on interpretation and application of the Bible. The Logos Bible Software edition of THE INTERPRETER: SPURGEON'S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE was originally published in London by Passmore and Alabaster from 1869-1887." -- Publisher
    https://www.logos.com/product/6798/the-interpreter-spurgeons-devotional-bible
    Pilgrim Publications
    Sells new copies of SPURGEON'S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE.
    http://pilgrimpublications.auctivacommerce.com/
    Power BibleCD
    Includes SPURGEON'S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE.
    http://www.powerbible.com/
    C.H. Spurgeon wrote, among other things:

    Sunderland, Ronald H., and Earl E. Shelp, AIDS: A Manual for Pastoral Care, ISBN: 0664240887 9780664240882.
    "Designed to help pastors, chaplains, and those in the helping professions engage in a special ministry of compassion to the victims of AIDS. Covers the medical facts and points the way to helping sufferers cope with their fears." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Thompson, Frank Charles (editor), and Kirkbride Bible and Technology (other contributor), Thompson Chain Reference Bible, KJV, (KJV, Adult, Regular Size, Bonded Leather, Black, Indexed, Kirkbride Bible Company Item Number: 978-0-88707-527-8), 5th improved edition, leather bound (Kirkbride Bible Company, December 2005), some editions include a CD-ROM, language: English, French, and Spanish. Many editions and bindings are available.
    "Dr. Frank C. Thompson, D.D., Ph.D., invested more than forty years in compiling and developing the remarkable Chain-Reference system that is the heart of the Bible that now bears his name." -- Publisher
    This is a huge body of work: the fully cross-referenced Bible, 1619 pages, plus Bible helps, 788 pages, for a total of 2417 pages. It may be used profitably in combination with THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (1680 pages), THE NEW GENEVA STUDY BIBLE (THE REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE), (2220 pages), THE GENEVA BIBLE (648 pages), THE THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE: KING JAMES VERSION (1631 pages), and THE NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE (1114 pages).
    "The topics from the TOPICAL BIBLE can easily be found in the General Index of the THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE. In the General Index are found the chain-reference numbers that will guide the user into the biblical context for many of the topics. The many additional resources in the THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE . . . will greatly supplement any topical study." -- Introduction to the TOPICAL BIBLE
    We feel that both THE THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE, KING JAMES VERSION, 5TH EDITION, and the THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE: KING JAMES VERSION has a part in every reference library, particularly the libraries of Biblical Counselors.
    Remember the Thompson Chain-Reference System was developed for the Authorized King James Version. It is also available in New American Standard, New King James, and the New International versions.
    "A THOMPSON STUDY BIBLE will help you in ways other Bibles can't. It's the unique Chain-Reference System that allows you to follow any subject, person, place or idea, from the front of your Bible to the end. THOMPSON users say it's the best way to study your Bible. No other Bible has this superb, patented, Thompson Chain Reference System developed by Dr. Frank C. Thompson in 1890. Since that time, thousands of additional topics and links have been added. The AKJV 4th edition has been out-of-print since 1988. The 5th edition began printing in 1988. The only way to find a 4th edition would be in the secondary market." -- Publisher
    "Some Thompson Bible Features [from among 75 additional study features]:

    "The text is set in two columns for ease of reading. Cross-references are to the left and right of the respective columns immediately adjacent to the related verse. TCR cross-references are by subject. Each cross-reference contains a TCR Index number, the TCR subject, and the next Bible verse in the 'chain' for that subject. For example, if you were studying the gospel of 'John' at John 1:9 the TCR cross-reference reads '2168 Christ the Light, 8:12.' Thus the TCR index number is '2168,' the subject is 'Christ the Light,' and the next verse in the 'chain' is John 8:12. Going to John 8:12 you would find '2168 Christ the Light, 12:35' and so on to the end of the 'chain'. What makes this different than most other study Bibles is the 'TCR Numeric Index.' Looking up TCR Index number 2168 we find ALL references to subject 'Christ the Light' in order from Genesis to Revelation. You can also do a lookup using the subject. For example, say you are asked a question by an unbeliever, 'Why was Jesus Christ called 'the Light of the world' and what does it mean?' First you would look up the subject 'Christ' or 'Jesus' in the 'TCR Alphabetic Index.' For example, in section 'C,' we find 'Christ,' under the 'Christ' entry we find 'Light, the . . . 2168.' Now we can look in the 'TCR Numeric Index' for the '2168' entry. Here we find the 'chain' of all relevant verses for further study. Why is this better than a 'Strong's' search? Using the latest 'Strongest Strong's . . .' under word 'light' we find 288 entries. The 'Strong's' search is less efficient because many of the 288 entries are not relevant to the subject in question. The full compliment of TCR Bible helps consists of the cross-references (100,000 entries), 'Alphabetic Index (8,000 entries)', 'Numerical Index (4,200 entries),' 'Outline Studies,' 'Bible Character Studies,' 'Bible Harmonies,' 'Archaeological Supplement,' 'Hebrew Calendar,' 'Concordance,' and 'Bible Maps.' At $36 you can not go wrong. If I could have only one study Bible, this would be it." -- Reader's Comment
    Warning: Many editions and bindings are available, including CD-ROM software Bible research packages, and Palm or PocketPC devices. The website for Thompson Bibles is the best source of complete descriptions of the various editions.
    "The 5th edition is the 4th edition expanded, and has everything the 4th had, plus more. While Kirkbride is always in production printing the Bibles with the current year's date, it is still the 1988 5th edition." [This 5th edition was the last edition of THE THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE. Anything published in 1988 or later is the 5th edition. -- compiler] -- Publisher
    Both the buyer and the seller can become confused about various editions because Kirbride Bible Company apparently has never printed the Internation Standard Book Number (ISBN) in the various editons and printings. Buyers will want to confirm the edition, version, and publisher with the seller.
    There are numerous reader's comments about poor quality of paper, binding, and typography of TCR Bibles not printed by Kirkbride, so be sure to carefully inspect any non-Kirkbride edition before purchasing it.
    Thompson apparently was a Methodist pastor. The first edition of 1908 was "published by Methodists Book Concern of Dobbs Ferry, New York." -- Publisher

    *Thompson, Frank Charles (author), Paul M. Hillman (editor), John Stephen Jauchen (editor), The Thompson Exhaustive Topical Bible: King James Version (Indianapolis, IN: Kirkbride Bible Company, Inc., 1997). Hardcover, 1631 pages.
    This is a topical Bible compiled from the Thompson Chain-Reference System.
    "NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE was edited into a Study Bible format shortly after the appearance of the original THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE. It is fitting for Thompson's Study Bible to be reformatted into a reference book. And where there is room in the marketplace and on every serious student's bookshelf for more than one Bible translation, so there is room for more than one Topical Bible -- and great value in the use of both Nave's and Thompson's work. . . ." -- John R. Kohlenbertger III, from the Foreword
    "Now, the detailed and comprehensive topical and subject data that forms the heart of the unparalleled Thompson Chain-Reference system is offered in this -- the most exhaustive topical Bible currently available! Combining to make THE THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE unique are features which include:

    "No other topical Bible can offer you the comprehensive collection of features or the exhaustive topical thoroughness of this exceptional Bible reference tool -- because there can only be one . . . THE THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE." -- Publisher
    It may be used profitably in combination with THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (1680 pages), THE NEW GENEVA STUDY BIBLE (THE REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE), (2220 pages), THE GENEVA BIBLE (648 pages), THE THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE: KING JAMES VERSION (1631 pages), and THE NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE (1114 pages).
    "The topics from the TOPICAL BIBLE can easily be found in the General Index of the THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE. In the General Index are found the chain-reference numbers that will guide the user into the biblical context for many of the topics. The many additional resources in the THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE . . . will greatly supplement any topical study." -- Introduction to the TOPICAL BIBLE

    VandeCreek, Larry, A Research Primer for Pastoral Care and Counseling, ISBN: 0929670000 9780929670003.
    Prepared with the research committees of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. "A commemorative issue, Dialogue 88."
    Includes bibliography and index.

    *Ward, Charles G. (editor), The Billy Graham Christian Worker's Handbook: A Layman's Guide for Soul-Winning and Personal Counseling, ISBN: 0890660425 9780890660423.
    Biblical counsel on approximately 95 frequent problems gleaned from the material of the Spiritual Counseling Department of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Coverage for each counseling problem includes a section on background, counseling strategy, and Scripture. Material is selected from many of Dr. Graham's sermons, letters, articles, and books. Pages 5-13 contain aids to sharing the Gospel with counselees: Steps to Peace with God, Confirming the Decision to Receive Christ, Finding Assurance of Salvation, Seeking Forgiveness and Restoration, and Unsure of One's Relationship to Christ.
    "Mr. Graham and all of us who work with him are convinced that the Holy Spirit works most effectively and powerfully through the written Word of God. We have carefully searched for Scripture verses which deal specifically with each topic. We believe that the last thing you should leave with anyone you counsel is God's Word. The Truth is indeed a powerful tool and no words of man will change the heart as the Word of God will." -- Charles Riggs

    See also: The teaching of the lord jesus christ, Christ our example, The promises of Christ, Bible promises, Topical listings of scripture useful in counseling, Works of jay adams, 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

    What the Bible Says About (WBSA)
    "What The Bible Says About (WBSA), [a website where the NEW NAVES TOPICAL BIBLE may be searched -- compiler], is based on the NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE, a revision of the classic reference work, NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE, which was written in the later part of the 19th century by Dr. Orville Nave. The original NAVE'S was revised and expanded by James Swanson. The resulting NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE is Copyright 1997 Logos Research Systems, Inc."
    https://wbsa.logos.com/Home

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

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

    Logos Research Systems, Inc., Biblical Counseling Library (29 Volumes), on CD-ROM, Libronix Digital Library System
    "This 29 volume collection of Biblical Counseling titles is an amazing compilation of Christian counseling resources. THE BIBLICAL COUNSELING LIBRARY features some of Jay E. Adams' outstanding counseling titles, including THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR'S MANUAL, COMPETENT TO COUNSEL, and A THEOLOGY OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING. It includes works from 20 different authors, including Steve Farrar, Elizabeth George, Jerry Bridges, and Lou Priolo.
    "This collection includes informative studies on general Christian counseling, as well as very focused works on Women's and Men's counseling needs, counseling victims of sexual abuse, eating and diet issues, dating, working through struggles with sexual sin and anger, and developing a deeper walk with God. A fantastic resource for the library of a pastor or Christian counselor, the BIBLICAL COUNSELING LIBRARY adds a new dimension to your Logos Bible Software. These expert resources are combined with the tools of the Logos Bible Software system, including topical searching for studying specific areas of Biblical counseling, and linked references to other titles in your Libronix library." -- Publisher
    http://www.logos.com/products/prepub/details/2482

    Biblical Counseling On-Line Workshop (Self-Confrontation/Nouthetic Counseling)
    http://www.immanuels.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=51&Itemid=84

    Logos Bible Software, Logos Bible Software bundles that include works on Biblical Counseling
    There are 15 bundles in all.
    http://www.logos.com/products/search?q=counseling+bundles



    Topical Bible Indexes

    Anderson, Ken, Where to Find It in the Bible, ISBN: 0785211578 9780785211570.
    "This A to Z listing of topics puts key Scriptures at your fingertips without a lot of fancy theological language. There are 3700 different subjects, circumstances, and situations! Bible versions: NKJV, KJV, NRSV, NIV, CEV, and others." -- Publisher
    "This book is alive! It covers topics right out of my daily life (like leadership, politics, and management), that I've never been able to find so easily in a traditional concordance. Then, as the title says, it shows me where to find them in the Bible. I'm using it as one of my key organizational development tools." -- Dr. John Rivera, consultant, researcher, and educator
    This work could be used in combination with THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE for deeper and broader studies.

    Anonymous, Spurgeon Sermons Scripture Index
    http://www.spurgeon.org/index/rindex.php

    *Haycock, Ruth, Encyclopedia of Bible Truths, in one volume, 443 pages (Colorado Springs, CO: Association of Christian Schools International, c1993). Former title: ENCYCLOPEDIA OF BIBLE TRUTHS FOR SCHOOL SUBJECTS, in four volumes.
    Volume 1: Social Studies, 129 pages
    Volume 2: Language, Arts/English, 85 pages
    Volume 3: Science/Mathematics, 107 pages
    Volume 4: Fine Arts/Health, 116 pages
    "This comprehensive index to the Bible is the fruit of a life's dedication and study by Dr. Ruth Haycock. Because a wide variety of subjects are covered and defined in light of Scripture, this tool will become your constant companion as you answer questions, prepare lessons, do research, and lead topical studies." -- Publisher
    "With this unique resource you can help your students understand how God's Word relates to every subject. Whether the topic is Geography or Geometry, Literature or Law, this book establishes the fundamental connection between each discipline and the truth of the Scriptures. Originally published in four separate paperbacks, it is now available in a single, hardback edition. It can be used for lesson preparation, research, project completion, more!" -- GCB
    "Dr. Haycock's work is listed in the current ACSI product catalog for $25 for ACSI member schools. You can obtain a copy by calling the order department in Colorado Springs (800) 367-0798. This is still a very popular item at our conventions and for schools in the accreditation process." -- Bill Wilson
    May be purchased in Great Britain from:
    Homeschool
    http://www.homeschool.co.uk/

    Jaege, Helen, Treasury of Wisdom From the Bible, ISBN: 0745951643 9780745951645.

    Nave, Orville J., and Warren Baker, Nave's Complete Word Study Topical Bible (King James Version), 1963 pages, ISBN: 0899576796 9780899576794.
    There are significantly differeces in vocabulary and coverage in this work compared to other topical listings of scripture. It is felt that for in-depth studies it would complement THE NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE, THOMPSON'S EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE, and other topical listings.
    WordSearch Bible Software no longer sells the CD-ROM accompanying the book.
    "Arrangement of Scripture quotes and references under more than 22,000 topics and subtopics [based on NAVE'S TOPICAL STUDY BIBLE, it lists over 6,000 main topics, with over 16,000 subtopics], with an index of Strong's numbers for every word in the text of the KJV Bible."
    "Dr. Warren Baker is the Senior Editor of AMG Publishers in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He is co-author of THE COMPLETE WORD STUDY DICTIONARY: OLD TESTAMENT, and the general editor of THE COMPLETE WORD STUDY OLD TESTAMENT. He also served as managing editor of THE COMPLETE WORD STUDY NEW TESTAMENT, THE COMPETE WORD STUDY DICTIONARY: NEW TESTAMENT, and THE HEBREW-GREEK KEY WORD STUDY BIBLE.
    "Dr. Baker holds several degrees: B.A., Clearwater Christian College; M.Div., S.T.M., and D.R.E., Faith Theological Seminary. He served as Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Faith Seminary until he began his career in Christian publishing fourteen years ago." -- Publisher

    *Nave, Orville (1841-1917), and Edward Viening (reviser and compiler), The New Nave's Topical Bible, new and enlarged (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1986), 1114 pages, ISBN: 0310337100 9780310337102. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language.
    NAVE'S is a way of finding what the Bible teaches on any subject. Unlike a concordance it has the verses printed right within the book.
    Formerly THE ZONDERVAN TOPICAL BIBLE. Edward Viening was responsible for the compilation and revision of this 1969 work. This revised edition has 21,000 subject-heads rather than 20,000, but does not have the extensive Scripture references which still appear only in the Hendrickson edition. Nearly 6500 listings with more than 100,000 Scripture references and 1114 pages. Very useful in counseling also.
    Dr. D. James Kennedy says he has used it for 30 years and considers it an indispensable aid. Billy Graham has said he uses it more than any other book except the Bible in the preparation of his sermons.
    Nave's Topical Bible
    http://bible.crosswalk.com/Concordances/naves-topical-bible/
    Nave's Topical Bible: A Digest of the Holy Scriptures (1903)
    http://archive.org/details/navestopicalbibl00nave
    What the Bible Says About (WBSA)
    "What The Bible Says About (WBSA), [a website where the NEW NAVES TOPICAL BIBLE may be searched -- compiler], is based on the NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE, a revision of the classic reference work, NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE, which was written in the later part of the 19th century by Dr. Orville Nave. The original NAVE'S was revised and expanded by James Swanson. The resulting NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE is Copyright 1997 Logos Research Systems, Inc."
    https://wbsa.logos.com/Home

    *Nelson (Thomas Nelson editors), Nelson's Topical Bible Index, ISBN: 0785211241 9780785211242.
    "Offers pastors, Bible scholars, and laypeople ready-to-use information and quick answers to Bible questions. It organizes key Scripture references with context summaries under 8,000 topics and sub-topics, including names, places, things, concepts, events and doctrines. Includes brief definitions that are useful for personal study or lesson preparation." -- 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.

    *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."

    *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.

    *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:

    *Thompson, Frank Charles (editor), and Kirkbride Bible and Technology (other contributor), Thompson Chain Reference Bible, KJV, (KJV, Adult, Regular Size, Bonded Leather, Black, Indexed, Kirkbride Bible Company Item Number: 978-0-88707-527-8), 5th improved edition, leather bound (Kirkbride Bible Company, December 2005), some editions include a CD-ROM, language: English, French, and Spanish. Many editions and bindings are available.
    "Dr. Frank C. Thompson, D.D., Ph.D., invested more than forty years in compiling and developing the remarkable Chain-Reference system that is the heart of the Bible that now bears his name." -- Publisher
    This is a huge body of work: the fully cross-referenced Bible, 1619 pages, plus Bible helps, 788 pages, for a total of 2417 pages. It may be used profitably in combination with THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (1680 pages), THE NEW GENEVA STUDY BIBLE (THE REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE), (2220 pages), THE GENEVA BIBLE (648 pages), THE THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE: KING JAMES VERSION (1631 pages), and THE NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE (1114 pages).
    "The topics from the TOPICAL BIBLE can easily be found in the General Index of the THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE. In the General Index are found the chain-reference numbers that will guide the user into the biblical context for many of the topics. The many additional resources in the THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE . . . will greatly supplement any topical study." -- Introduction to the TOPICAL BIBLE
    We feel that both THE THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE, KING JAMES VERSION, 5TH EDITION, and the THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE: KING JAMES VERSION has a part in every reference library, particularly the libraries of Biblical Counselors.
    Remember the Thompson Chain-Reference System was developed for the Authorized King James Version. It is also available in New American Standard, New King James, and the New International versions.
    "A THOMPSON STUDY BIBLE will help you in ways other Bibles can't. It's the unique Chain-Reference System that allows you to follow any subject, person, place or idea, from the front of your Bible to the end. THOMPSON users say it's the best way to study your Bible. No other Bible has this superb, patented, Thompson Chain Reference System developed by Dr. Frank C. Thompson in 1890. Since that time, thousands of additional topics and links have been added. The AKJV 4th edition has been out-of-print since 1988. The 5th edition began printing in 1988. The only way to find a 4th edition would be in the secondary market." -- Publisher
    "Some Thompson Bible Features [from among 75 additional study features]:

    "The text is set in two columns for ease of reading. Cross-references are to the left and right of the respective columns immediately adjacent to the related verse. TCR cross-references are by subject. Each cross-reference contains a TCR Index number, the TCR subject, and the next Bible verse in the 'chain' for that subject. For example, if you were studying the gospel of 'John' at John 1:9 the TCR cross-reference reads '2168 Christ the Light, 8:12.' Thus the TCR index number is '2168,' the subject is 'Christ the Light,' and the next verse in the 'chain' is John 8:12. Going to John 8:12 you would find '2168 Christ the Light, 12:35' and so on to the end of the 'chain'. What makes this different than most other study Bibles is the 'TCR Numeric Index.' Looking up TCR Index number 2168 we find ALL references to subject 'Christ the Light' in order from Genesis to Revelation. You can also do a lookup using the subject. For example, say you are asked a question by an unbeliever, 'Why was Jesus Christ called 'the Light of the world' and what does it mean?' First you would look up the subject 'Christ' or 'Jesus' in the 'TCR Alphabetic Index.' For example, in section 'C,' we find 'Christ,' under the 'Christ' entry we find 'Light, the . . . 2168.' Now we can look in the 'TCR Numeric Index' for the '2168' entry. Here we find the 'chain' of all relevant verses for further study. Why is this better than a 'Strong's' search? Using the latest 'Strongest Strong's . . .' under word 'light' we find 288 entries. The 'Strong's' search is less efficient because many of the 288 entries are not relevant to the subject in question. The full compliment of TCR Bible helps consists of the cross-references (100,000 entries), 'Alphabetic Index (8,000 entries)', 'Numerical Index (4,200 entries),' 'Outline Studies,' 'Bible Character Studies,' 'Bible Harmonies,' 'Archaeological Supplement,' 'Hebrew Calendar,' 'Concordance,' and 'Bible Maps.' At $36 you can not go wrong. If I could have only one study Bible, this would be it." -- Reader's Comment
    Warning: Many editions and bindings are available, including CD-ROM software Bible research packages, and Palm or PocketPC devices. The website for Thompson Bibles is the best source of complete descriptions of the various editions.
    "The 5th edition is the 4th edition expanded, and has everything the 4th had, plus more. While Kirkbride is always in production printing the Bibles with the current year's date, it is still the 1988 5th edition." [This 5th edition was the last edition of THE THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE. Anything published in 1988 or later is the 5th edition. -- compiler] -- Publisher
    Both the buyer and the seller can become confused about various editions because Kirbride Bible Company apparently has never printed the Internation Standard Book Number (ISBN) in the various editons and printings. Buyers will want to confirm the edition, version, and publisher with the seller.
    There are numerous reader's comments about poor quality of paper, binding, and typography of TCR Bibles not printed by Kirkbride, so be sure to carefully inspect any non-Kirkbride edition before purchasing it.
    Thompson apparently was a Methodist pastor. The first edition of 1908 was "published by Methodists Book Concern of Dobbs Ferry, New York." -- Publisher

    *Thompson, Frank Charles (author), Paul M. Hillman (editor), John Stephen Jauchen (editor), The Thompson Exhaustive Topical Bible: King James Version (Indianapolis, IN: Kirkbride Bible Company, Inc., 1997). Hardcover, 1631 pages.
    This is a topical Bible compiled from the Thompson Chain-Reference System.
    "NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE was edited into a Study Bible format shortly after the appearance of the original THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE. It is fitting for Thompson's Study Bible to be reformatted into a reference book. And where there is room in the marketplace and on every serious student's bookshelf for more than one Bible translation, so there is room for more than one Topical Bible -- and great value in the use of both Nave's and Thompson's work. . . ." -- John R. Kohlenbertger III, from the Foreword
    "Now, the detailed and comprehensive topical and subject data that forms the heart of the unparalleled Thompson Chain-Reference system is offered in this -- the most exhaustive topical Bible currently available! Combining to make THE THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE unique are features which include:

    "No other topical Bible can offer you the comprehensive collection of features or the exhaustive topical thoroughness of this exceptional Bible reference tool -- because there can only be one . . . THE THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE." -- Publisher
    It may be used profitably in combination with THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (1680 pages), THE NEW GENEVA STUDY BIBLE (THE REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE), (2220 pages), THE GENEVA BIBLE (648 pages), THE THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE: KING JAMES VERSION (1631 pages), and THE NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE (1114 pages).
    "The topics from the TOPICAL BIBLE can easily be found in the General Index of the THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE. In the General Index are found the chain-reference numbers that will guide the user into the biblical context for many of the topics. The many additional resources in the THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE . . . will greatly supplement any topical study." -- Introduction to the TOPICAL BIBLE

    Torrey, R.A., Torrey's New Topical Textbook, ISBN: 0873986075 9780873986076.
    Torrey's New Topical Textbook
    http://www.ccel.org/t/torrey/ttt/

    Vogel, Heinrich J., Vogel's Cross Reference and Index to the Contents of Luther's Works: A Cross Reference Between the American Edition and the St. Louis, Weimar, and Erlangen Editions of Luther's Works, ISBN: 0810001683 9780810001688.
    Koelpin, Arnold J., Martin Luther, Luther's Works: A Quick Reference Guide.

    *Westminster Assembly of Divines (1643-1652), Scripture Index to the Westminster Standards (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 (Unicoi, TN: (The Trinity Foundation), ISBN: 0940931303 9780940931305.
    Includes a unique, 100-page topical index to both the Confession and the Catechism.

    Related WebLinks

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

    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

    Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) With Scripture Proofs
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_with_proofs/ http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_with_proofs/
    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 (Unicoi, TN: (The Trinity Foundation), ISBN: 0940931303 9780940931305.
    Includes a unique, 100-page topical index to both the Confession and the Catechism.

    What the Bible Says About (WBSA)
    "What The Bible Says About (WBSA), [a website where the NEW NAVES TOPICAL BIBLE may be searched -- compiler], is based on the NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE, a revision of the classic reference work, NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE, which was written in the later part of the 19th century by Dr. Orville Nave. The original NAVE'S was revised and expanded by James Swanson. The resulting NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE is Copyright 1997 Logos Research Systems, Inc."
    https://wbsa.logos.com/Home

    MP3s by Scripture [audio file]
    "The most popular (heavily trafficked), page on Monergism.com"
    http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/byscripture.html



    Bible Reference Works

    Alexander, Archibald (1772-1851), A Brief Compend of Bible Truth.

    *Archer, Gleason L., Encyclopedia of Bible Difficulties.
    Written for the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. Gleason Archer is considered to be a scholar's scholar.

    *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), 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

    *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

    DeHoff, George, Alleged Bible Contradictions Explained, ISBN: 9992429844.

    *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/

    Glynn, John, Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources, 10th Edition, ISBN: 9780825427374 0825427371.
    "Now in its 10th edition, Glynn's guide helps 'narrow the field' for pastors, teachers, and students building a personal library. He lists, ranks, annotates, and categorizes by difficulty level and approach nearly 900 commentaries and special studies for each book of the Bible; plus 1,600 references, including biblical interpretation, theology, church history, exegesis, hermeneutics, and computer software. . . ."
    "Now in its tenth edition, this reliable, acclaimed guide lists and ranks approximately 900 commentaries and 1,600 other biblical resources for the benefit of professors, Bible students, and pastors. The theological slant of each volume is provided as well as its level (either technical or expositional). Two new chapters on exegetical software round out this comprehensive guide. . . ." -- Publisher

    *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

    Packer, J.I., God's Words: Studies of key Bible Themes, ISBN: 0877843678 9780877843672.
    "Seventeen terms, doctrines, all the main ingredients of any sound confession of faith, are discussed by Packer." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    *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.

    *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.php
    The Treasury of David (1881)
    http://archive.org/details/thetreasuryofdav00spuruoft

    Wilkerson, David R., Commandments and Promises of Jesus Christ, ISBN: 0830702733.

    *Westminster Assembly (1643-1652), The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646), [completed and first printed in 1646, approved by the Assembly, August 27, 1646, 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 in 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

    *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
    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/

    *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 the 1672 editions of the Notes, and of 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 Author/Title Listing
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chb.html#crsstl
    Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, William L. Roberts D.D.
    http://archive.org/details/ReformedPresbyterianCatechism

    *Crosswalk Bible Study Tools
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/

    Creeds and Confessions
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/History/AD/CreedsandConfessions/
    Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/Concordances/TreasuryofScriptureKnowledge/
    Geneva Bible, 1599. Alternate title: THE BIBLE, THAT IS, THE HOLY SCRIPTURES CONTEINED IN THE OLDE AND NEWE TESTAMENT: TRANSLATED ACCORDING TO THE EBREW AND GREEKE, AND CONFERRED WITH THE BEST TRANSLATIONS IN DIUERS LANGUAGES; WITH MOST PROFITABLE ANNOTATIONS UPON ALL THE HARD PLACES, AND OTHER THINGS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE, 1599.
    The 1599 Geneva Bible, Tolle Lege edition, online
    http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew%201&version=GNV
    Matthew Henry Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/Commentaries/MatthewHenryComplete/
    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible (Jamieson, Fausset, Brown)
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/Commentaries/JamiesonFaussetBrown/
    John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/Commentaries/GillsExpositionoftheBible/
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/concordances/naves-topical-bible/ Nave's Topical Bible
    http://bible.crosswalk.com/Concordances/naves-topical-bible/
    Easton's Bible Dictionary
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/eastons-bible-dictionary/
    Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/Dictionaries/HitchcockBibleNames/
    Smith's Bible Dictionary
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/Dictionaries/SmithsBibleDictionary/
    King James Dictionary
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/Dictionaries/KingJamesDictionary/
    Foxe's Book of Martyrs Edited by William Byron Forbush
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/History/AD/FoxsBookofMartyrs/
    John Foxe's Book of Martyrs
    http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/johnfoxe
    The Works of Josephus
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/History/BC/FlaviusJosephus/
    The Interlinear Bible
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/InterlinearBible/
    BST Fonts for Windows and Machintosh
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/OtherResources/BSTFonts/

    *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.
    " '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

    The Interlinear Bible
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/InterlinearBible/

    *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

    Green, Jay P., Sr. (1918-2008, editor), The Classic Bible Dictionary, ISBN: 1878442589.
    "The best articles from the best Bible dictionaries by the best authors makes this by far the most satisfying Bible dictionary of all time! For those few articles that need to be right up-to-date (such as archaeological articles), selections are from the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHRISTIANITY. All other articles are from other dictionaries, selected for faithfulness to the Scriptures and theological orthodoxy." -- GCB

    *Halley, H., Halley's Bible Handbook, ISBN: 0310257204 9780310257202.
    "Halley set the pattern for Bible handbooks long ago, and with many revision the work has been a best-seller through the present 63rd printing. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    *Pfeiffer, Charles, F. (editor), Baker's Bible Atlas, revised edition (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1961).
    "The scholarliness and evangelical spirit has made this a top choice, and also has caused it to be adopted as a textbook in many schools. It is theologically sound." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    Pfeiffer, Charles, F. ,A Study Guide in Bible-land History and Geography: To Accompany Baker's Bible Atlas, ISBN: 0739906747 9780739906743.

    *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:

    *Smith, William, Smith's Bible Dictionary, ISBN: 9781565638044 1565638042.
    "This is an abridgment of the multi-volume work, and it is a good one. . . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "Words of Christ are highlighted; fan-tab thumb-index reference system; Topical Index to the Bible with guide to 8000 subjects, names, places; Old Testament Chronology; Harmony of the Gospels; Parables of Jesus; Prophecies of the Messiah Fulfilled in Jesus Christ; and Hebrew and Greek Lexicons." -- GCB
    Smith's Bible Dictionary
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/Dictionaries/SmithsBibleDictionary/

    *Strong, James, The New Strong's Expanded Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible, April 13, 2010, 2000 pages, ISBN: 1418541680 9781418541682 9781418542375 1418542377.
    "Finally, a STRONG'S CONCORDANCE with the insight of Vine's dictionary.
    "STRONG'S has long been recognized as THE concordance for the KJV. One of the most critical and highly criticized area of STRONG'S is the Greek and Hebrew dictionaries. Some have felt that these dictionaries can sometimes lead the reader to a false conclusion that these definitions are the only meaning to the words defined.
    "Now with Vine's insights added to many of the Words, this complaint is lessened. Even before this edition of STRONG'S, many got by with the definitions that were found in the dictionaries.
    "Now with the insights of VINE'S DICTIONARY, these definitions are more accurate and should give one added information and better clarification for many words found in the Bible. Highly recommended." -- Reader's Comment
    "Ok. I thought I had the 'Strongest' concordance, but when I picked this one up and looked at it, I realized that I had fallen prey to a marketeer's clever play on words. NELSON'S NEW STRONG'S EXPANDED EXHAUSTIVE CONCORDANCE blow's Zondervan's out of the water. The substantially expanded Greek and Hebrew dictionary definitions alone make this volume indispensable to any student of God's Word who owns a KJV. Like the 'Strongest,' it has all of the nice extras like a complete topical index of the Scriptures, and convenient alphabetical page markings. It is about twice as thick as Zondervan's concordance, partly because of the 600+ pages of Greek and Hebrew dictionaries (compared to about 200 in the competitor's volume), and partly because the print is larger (and WAY clearer and easier to read), than Zondervan's. The only thing 'stronger' about the competitor's book is a better quality binding. This one isn't bad by any stretch, but Zondervan's lay-flat Smythe sewn binding is definitely better. That being said, I'm planning on giving my other concordance to my brother. This one's a keeper!" -- Reader's Comment

    *Tenney, Merrill C. (editor), The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, 5 volumes (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House).
    Moises Silva (revision editor), and Merrill C. Tenney, The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, revised, full-color edition, ISBN: 9780310209737 0310209730 9780310241324 0310241324 9780310241331 0310241332 9780310241348 0310241340 9780310241355 0310241359 9780310241362 0310241367.
    Contains extensive bibliography.
    Annotation is for the black and white edition.
    "Over 1500 photographs and illustrations, along with nearly 300 maps, are included. Valuable bibliographies and helpful cross referencing make the set even more useful. Over 5000 pages in five hardcover volumes." -- CBD
    "This up-to-date, thoroughly evangelical Bible encyclopedia is a best-seller at GCB and highly recommended. A tremendous help for the pastor, Sunday School teacher, scholar, and every dedicated Christian who wants to understand his/her Bible better . . ." -- GCB "Written by evangelicals, but other viewpoints are generally represented. Has received mixed reviews -- the quality of some articles is questionable. One place to come for a (but not the), evangelical viewpoint on biblical topics." -- Robert J. Kepple

    *Thompson, Frank Charles (editor), and Kirkbride Bible and Technology (other contributor), Thompson Chain Reference Bible, KJV, (KJV, Adult, Regular Size, Bonded Leather, Black, Indexed, Kirkbride Bible Company Item Number: 978-0-88707-527-8), 5th improved edition, leather bound (Kirkbride Bible Company, December 2005), some editions include a CD-ROM, language: English, French, and Spanish. Many editions and bindings are available.
    "Dr. Frank C. Thompson, D.D., Ph.D., invested more than forty years in compiling and developing the remarkable Chain-Reference system that is the heart of the Bible that now bears his name." -- Publisher
    This is a huge body of work: the fully cross-referenced Bible, 1619 pages, plus Bible helps, 788 pages, for a total of 2417 pages. It may be used profitably in combination with THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (1680 pages), THE NEW GENEVA STUDY BIBLE (THE REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE), (2220 pages), THE GENEVA BIBLE (648 pages), THE THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE: KING JAMES VERSION (1631 pages), and THE NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE (1114 pages).
    "The topics from the TOPICAL BIBLE can easily be found in the General Index of the THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE. In the General Index are found the chain-reference numbers that will guide the user into the biblical context for many of the topics. The many additional resources in the THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE . . . will greatly supplement any topical study." -- Introduction to the TOPICAL BIBLE
    We feel that both THE THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE, KING JAMES VERSION, 5TH EDITION, and the THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE: KING JAMES VERSION has a part in every reference library, particularly the libraries of Biblical Counselors.
    Remember the Thompson Chain-Reference System was developed for the Authorized King James Version. It is also available in New American Standard, New King James, and the New International versions.
    "A THOMPSON STUDY BIBLE will help you in ways other Bibles can't. It's the unique Chain-Reference System that allows you to follow any subject, person, place or idea, from the front of your Bible to the end. THOMPSON users say it's the best way to study your Bible. No other Bible has this superb, patented, Thompson Chain Reference System developed by Dr. Frank C. Thompson in 1890. Since that time, thousands of additional topics and links have been added. The AKJV 4th edition has been out-of-print since 1988. The 5th edition began printing in 1988. The only way to find a 4th edition would be in the secondary market." -- Publisher
    "Some Thompson Bible Features [from among 75 additional study features]:

    "The text is set in two columns for ease of reading. Cross-references are to the left and right of the respective columns immediately adjacent to the related verse. TCR cross-references are by subject. Each cross-reference contains a TCR Index number, the TCR subject, and the next Bible verse in the 'chain' for that subject. For example, if you were studying the gospel of 'John' at John 1:9 the TCR cross-reference reads '2168 Christ the Light, 8:12.' Thus the TCR index number is '2168,' the subject is 'Christ the Light,' and the next verse in the 'chain' is John 8:12. Going to John 8:12 you would find '2168 Christ the Light, 12:35' and so on to the end of the 'chain'. What makes this different than most other study Bibles is the 'TCR Numeric Index.' Looking up TCR Index number 2168 we find ALL references to subject 'Christ the Light' in order from Genesis to Revelation. You can also do a lookup using the subject. For example, say you are asked a question by an unbeliever, 'Why was Jesus Christ called 'the Light of the world' and what does it mean?' First you would look up the subject 'Christ' or 'Jesus' in the 'TCR Alphabetic Index.' For example, in section 'C,' we find 'Christ,' under the 'Christ' entry we find 'Light, the . . . 2168.' Now we can look in the 'TCR Numeric Index' for the '2168' entry. Here we find the 'chain' of all relevant verses for further study. Why is this better than a 'Strong's' search? Using the latest 'Strongest Strong's . . .' under word 'light' we find 288 entries. The 'Strong's' search is less efficient because many of the 288 entries are not relevant to the subject in question. The full compliment of TCR Bible helps consists of the cross-references (100,000 entries), 'Alphabetic Index (8,000 entries)', 'Numerical Index (4,200 entries),' 'Outline Studies,' 'Bible Character Studies,' 'Bible Harmonies,' 'Archaeological Supplement,' 'Hebrew Calendar,' 'Concordance,' and 'Bible Maps.' At $36 you can not go wrong. If I could have only one study Bible, this would be it." -- Reader's Comment
    Warning: Many editions and bindings are available, including CD-ROM software Bible research packages, and Palm or PocketPC devices. The website for Thompson Bibles is the best source of complete descriptions of the various editions.
    "The 5th edition is the 4th edition expanded, and has everything the 4th had, plus more. While Kirkbride is always in production printing the Bibles with the current year's date, it is still the 1988 5th edition." [This 5th edition was the last edition of THE THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE. Anything published in 1988 or later is the 5th edition. -- compiler] -- Publisher
    Both the buyer and the seller can become confused about various editions because Kirbride Bible Company apparently has never printed the Internation Standard Book Number (ISBN) in the various editons and printings. Buyers will want to confirm the edition, version, and publisher with the seller.
    There are numerous reader's comments about poor quality of paper, binding, and typography of TCR Bibles not printed by Kirkbride, so be sure to carefully inspect any non-Kirkbride edition before purchasing it.
    Thompson apparently was a Methodist pastor. The first edition of 1908 was "published by Methodists Book Concern of Dobbs Ferry, New York." -- Publisher

    *Thompson, Frank Charles (author), Paul M. Hillman (editor), John Stephen Jauchen (editor), The Thompson Exhaustive Topical Bible: King James Version (Indianapolis, IN: Kirkbride Bible Company, Inc., 1997). Hardcover, 1631 pages.
    This is a topical Bible compiled from the Thompson Chain-Reference System.
    "NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE was edited into a Study Bible format shortly after the appearance of the original THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE. It is fitting for Thompson's Study Bible to be reformatted into a reference book. And where there is room in the marketplace and on every serious student's bookshelf for more than one Bible translation, so there is room for more than one Topical Bible -- and great value in the use of both Nave's and Thompson's work. . . ." -- John R. Kohlenbertger III, from the Foreword
    "Now, the detailed and comprehensive topical and subject data that forms the heart of the unparalleled Thompson Chain-Reference system is offered in this -- the most exhaustive topical Bible currently available! Combining to make THE THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE unique are features which include:

    "No other topical Bible can offer you the comprehensive collection of features or the exhaustive topical thoroughness of this exceptional Bible reference tool -- because there can only be one . . . THE THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE." -- Publisher
    It may be used profitably in combination with THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE (1680 pages), THE NEW GENEVA STUDY BIBLE (THE REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE), (2220 pages), THE GENEVA BIBLE (648 pages), THE THOMPSON EXHAUSTIVE TOPICAL BIBLE: KING JAMES VERSION (1631 pages), and THE NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE (1114 pages).
    "The topics from the TOPICAL BIBLE can easily be found in the General Index of the THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE. In the General Index are found the chain-reference numbers that will guide the user into the biblical context for many of the topics. The many additional resources in the THOMPSON CHAIN-REFERENCE BIBLE . . . will greatly supplement any topical study." -- Introduction to the TOPICAL BIBLE

    *Toon, Peter, Spiritual Companions: An Introduction the Christian Classics, ISBN: 0801089042 9780801089046.
    Contents: Sure guide to heaven / Joseph Alleine | Private devotions / Lancelot Andrews | Book of visions / Angela of Foligno | Prayers and meditations / Anselm of Canterbury | True Christianity / Johann Arndt | Life of Antony / Athanasius | The confessions / Augustine of Hippo | On the Trinity / Augustine of Hippo | Holy wisdom / Augustine Baker | The long rules / Basil the great | The saints everlasting rest / Richard Baxter | Rule for monasteries / Benedict of Nursia | On loving God / Bernard of Clairvoix | Sermons on the song of songs / Bernard of Clairvaux | Memoirs of Robert Murray McCheyne / A.A. Bonar | The soul's journey into God / Bonaventure | The tree of life / Bonaventure | The life of St. Francis / Bonaventure | The cost of discipleship / Dietrich Bonhoeffer | Heaven on earth / Thomas Brooks | Pilgrims progress / John Bunyan | Grace abounding to the chief of sinners / John Bunyan | The rare jewel of Christian contentment / Jeremiah Burroughs | Lives of the saints / Alban Butler | Institutes of the Christian religion / John Calvin | Conferences / John Cassian | Purgatory / Catherine of Genoa | The spiritual dialogues / Catherine of Siena | Self-abandonment to divine providences / J.P. de Caussade | The rise and progress of religion in the soul / Philip Doddridge | The greatest thing in the world / Henry Drummond | The life and diary of David Brainerd / Jonathan Edwards | The religious affections / Jonathan Edwards | Reminiscences / Elizabeth of the Trinity | Autobiography / Charles G. Finney | The works / Francis of Assisi | An introduction to the devout life / Frances of Sales | The heart of Christ in Heaven / Thomas Goodwin | The life of Moses / Gregory of Nyssa | The triads / Gregory Palamas | Manual for interior souls / John Nicholas Grou | The Christian in completer armour / William Gurnall | A short method of prayer / Madame Guyon | The temple / George Herbert | The ladder of perfection / Walter Hilton. Letters to a niece / Baron von Hugel | Noah's Ark / Hugh of St. Victor | Epistles / Ignatius of Antioch | The spiritual exercises / Ignatius of Loyola | Lives of early Methodist preachers / Thomas Jackson | Prayers for families / Benjamin Jenks, Charles Simeon | The ascent of Mount Carmel and the dark night / John of the cross | Revelations of divine love / Julian of Norwich | Purity of heart is to will one thing / Søoren Kierkegaard | A serious call to a devout and holy life / William Law | The practice of the presence of God / Brother Lawrence | The names of Christ / Luis de Leon | The freedom of a Christian / Martin Luther | A simple way to pray / Martin Luther | Philokalia / St. Macarius | The martyrdom of Polycarp / Marcion | Autobiography / George Muller | Apologia pro vita sua / John Henry Newman | Letters / John Newton | The vision of God / Nicholas of Cusa | Pensees / Blaise Pascal | On prayer and meditation / Peter of Alcantara | The twelve patriarchs and the mystical ark / Richard of St. Victor | The fire of love / Richard Rolle | The life, walk, and triumph of faith / William Romaine | Letters / Samuel Rutherford | The sparkling stone / Jan van Ruysbroeck | Holiness / John Charles Ryle | Pia Desidera / Philip Spencer | Autobiography / Charles Spurgeon | At the feet of the master / Sadhu Singh | The little book of eternal wisdom / Heinrich Suso | Discourses / Symeon, the new theologian | Sermons / Johannes Tauler | Hudson Taylor / Howard Taylor | Way of perfection / Teresa of Avila | Life / Teresa of Avila | The mansions of the interior castle / Teresa of Avila | Autobiography / The?re?se of Lisieux | The imitation of Christ / Thomas a Kempis | Prayer and meditations / Thomas a Kempis | Centuries of meditations / Thomas Traherne | How I became a Christian / Kanzo Uchimura | The spiritual life / Evelyn Underhill | A guide to prayer / Isaac Watts | Hymns / Charles Wesley | A plain account of Christian perfection / John Wesley | The life and death of the Reverend John Fletcher / John Wesley | Forty-four sermons / John Wesley | The journals / George Whitefield | A practical view / William Wilberforce | The cloud of Unknowing / anonymous | Theologica Germanica | The way of a pilgrim.

    *Whyte, Alexander, Bible Characters From the New Testament, 2 volumes (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications).

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

    *Whyte, Alexander, Whyte's Bible Characters, 2 volumes (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House).

    *Young, Robert (1822-1888), Young's Analytical Concordance of the Bible, revised with STRONG'S, ISBN: 0840749724 9780840749727 0840749716 9780840749710.
    "Over 311,000 references. Different than STRONG'S. For example, under 'Love' there are 49 separate listings showing what Hebrew and Greek words are translated 'love.' In the back there are Hebrew and Greek lexicons which reference STRONG'S dictionaries. Nelson also corrected errors and omissions of other editions of Young's." -- GCB
    Analytical Concordance of the Bible, Robert Young (1822-1888); William Barron Stevenson (1869-?), and Thomas Nicol (1846-?)
    https://archive.org/details/analyticalconcor00inyoun

    *Young, Robert (1822-1888), Young's Literal Translation of the Holy Bible, 2nd revised edition (3rd edition, 1898), facsimile reprint (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1956, 1898, 1887, 1862), ISBN: 0801064821 9780801064821. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language.
    "YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY BIBLE is vitally significant in our day when a host of Bible versions and paraphrases present conflicting verbal images to the minds of readers. It equips Bible students to capture accurately the intent of the writers of Scripture. With this foundation, they can expertly compare Young's direct translation of the original Biblical authors with the modern paraphrases and translations that seek to express the Scripture in modern idioms. A book of 765 pages." -- CBD
    Jerome H. Smith used YOUNG'S LITERAL TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY BIBLE, which retains the Hebrew and Greek grammatical structure, and CONCISE CRITICAL COMMENTS: YOUNG'S BIBLE in the preparation of THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE. Thomas Scott used THE HOLY BIBLE, 1611 EDITION, KING JAMES VERSION in the compilation of the original TREASURE OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE.
    Young's Literal Translation of the Holy Bible
    Includes various comments about translation of Hebrew and Greek.
    http://archive.org/details/YoungsBible
    Young's Literal Translation online
    This web site includes biographical information for Robert Young.
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/ylt/
    Robert Young is a co-author along with William Barron Stevenson (1869-?), and Thomas Nicol (1846-?), of the ANALYTICAL CONCORDANCE TO THE BIBLE, ISBN: 0840749457.
    Robert Young, et al., compiled the ANALYTICAL CONCORDANCE TO THE BIBLE in preparation for his literal translation of the Bible.
    "Containing about 311,000 references, subdivided under the Hebrew and Greek original with the literal meaning and pronunciation of each; also index lexicons to the Old and New Testaments, being a guide to parallel passages; and a complete list of scripture proper names."
    https://archive.org/details/analyticalconcor00inyoun
    Robert Young is also the author of 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.

    *Bromiley, Geoffrey (editor), International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE), 4 volumes, fully revised (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm.B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.).
    "At last! After twenty years the extensive revision of ISBE has been completed! Because of the completeness of the update, the end result will be a brand new encyclopedia. 'It is a lifetime investment that may well prove to be one of the wisest the serious reader can make'." -- Moody Monthly

    *Harrison, Roland Kenneth (editor), Encyclopedia of Biblical and Christian Ethics, ISBN: 0517222280.
    "A comprehensive reference work for everyone concerned with the complicated moral issues of this world, this unique volume clearly communicates what Scripture teaches about the ethical dilemmas facing our society. Biological warfare, corporate responsibility, human rights, computer ethics, and much more are discussed by over fifty scholars who explain the moral guidelines in the Bible and historic Christian teachings.
    "R.K. Harrison, author and editor of over thirty books on biblical studies, has brought together a valuable A to B treasury of thought for every believer searching for guidance." -- Publisher
    "A compendium of reliable information. Arranged in dictionary format, 550 entries and 61 contributors. Goes beyond descriptive data to the practical application of truth to a variety of situations . . . . The book is well-indexed. . . . Treats ethical areas like apartheid and surrogate motherhood. Probably the best available evangelical treatment of this type." -- GCB

    *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), 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

    *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:

    *Vine, W.E. (editor), Vine's Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words, revised edition, ISBN: 0840775598 9780840775597.

    *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, 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 exactitutde 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." -- GCB
    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/
    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
    Bordwine, James, A Guide to the Westminster Standards: Confession of Faith and Larger Catechism (Unicoi, TN: (The Trinity Foundation, 1996), ISBN: 0940931303 9780940931305.
    Includes a unique, 100-page topical index to both the Confession and the Catechism.

    See also: The teaching of the lord jesus christ, Christ our example, Expository bible commentaries, Commentaries, general works, Guides to commentaries, Christian classics, a short title listing, Collections of christian classics (anthologies), Online e-text by author, Chapter 3, Chapter 5, 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

    *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

    What the Bible Says About (WBSA)
    "What The Bible Says About (WBSA), [a website where the NEW NAVES TOPICAL BIBLE may be searched -- compiler], is based on the NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE, a revision of the classic reference work, NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE, which was written in the later part of the 19th century by Dr. Orville Nave. The original NAVE'S was revised and expanded by James Swanson. The resulting NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE is Copyright 1997 Logos Research Systems, Inc."
    https://wbsa.logos.com/Home

    Christianity: Reference Tools and Bibliographies: Bible, Yale University Divinity Library
    http://www.library.yale.edu/div/bibleref.htm#bibtopic

    Bible Research

    Internet Resources for Students of Scripture.
    http://www.bible-researcher.com/index.html



    General Reference Works

    The Amazing Christian Library
    "Over 1,000 books, historical documents, rare writings, theology, sermons, commentaries and more on 36 CDs or 6 DVDs." [and hard drive June 4, 2015]
    http://amazingchristianlibrary.com/store/index.php

    Ash, Michael, Irene Ash, Knovel (firm), Handbook of Pharmaceutical Additives, ISBN: 9781601196446 160119644X 9781890595937 1890595934.

    Alexander, Archibald B.D. (Browning Drysdale, 1855-1931), Christianity and Ethics; A Handbook of Christian Ethics.

    *Balch, Phyllis A., Prescription for Nutritional Healing: A Practical A-Z Reference to Drug-Free Remedies Using Vitamins, Minerals, Herbs, and Food Supplements, 5th edition, 2010, 9781583334003 1583334009.
    "Natural health's number-one bestseller for more than twenty years, completely revised and updated.
    "With more than five million copies sold, PRESCRIPTION FOR NUTRITIONAL HEALING is the most trusted, comprehensive source on dietary supplements, vitamins, minerals, and herbs. A pioneer in the field of nutritional healing, Phyllis Balch passionately and meticulously researched and compiled this groundbreaking book. Now, a generation later, her message has more relevance than ever: consume fresh foods, avoid processed foods and those high in saturated fat, and optimize your intake of essential nutrients with the right supplements. Today's well-stocked vitamin and natural-health stores can be confusing, and people need Balch's clear, concise, landmark guide.
    "To help them make sense of the mind-numbing array of choices that are available, readers of PRESCRIPTION FOR NUTRITIONAL HEALING will:

    PRESCRIPTION FOR NUTRITIONAL HEALING is an essential resource for every health-minded consumer." -- Publisher for the 5th editon
    The following review is for third edition with her late husband James F. Balch (co-author).
    "PRESCRIPTION FOR NUTRITIONAL HEALING by nutritionist Phyllis A. Balch and James F. Balch, M.D., has long been considered one of the most trusted, comprehensive sources on the mind-boggling array of vitamins, minerals, herbs, and other dietary supplements now available. Working from the premise that a good diet promotes good health, this third edition of PNH still starts with the basics: consume fresh produce, grains, and lean meats; avoid foods that are processed or high in saturated fat; cook using glass, stainless steel, or iron -- never aluminum; and drink filtered water. The authors also stand by their claim that the government-prescribed recommended daily allowances are ridiculously low, and that the book's optimal daily intake for nutrients should be followed instead.
    So what's new in the third edition? Along with now-accepted remedies, like zinc and echinacea for the common cold, the Balches also explore many of the newer supplements to hit the market: Same (recommended for depression and joint pain), phosphatidyl serine (mental acuity), red yeast rice (cholesterol), and 5-HTP (weight loss, insomnia, depression). You'll also find an expanded chapter on alternative therapies that encompasses Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine, along with a hefty section on pain control that offers a grab bag of options such as acupuncture, biofeedback, guided imagery, chiropractic care, and massage.
    Still, the bulk of the book remains the more than 250 health conditions -- from everyday problems such as insect bites and bad breath to serious diseases including bulimia, cancer, and AIDS -- and the nutritional protocols the Balches recommend for treatment. Since any number of supplements can be taken for the same condition, the Balches make sifting through the glut of information a little easier by separating their nutrient recommendations into four categories: essential, very important, important, and helpful. And they take a lot of the guesswork out of buying supplements by listing the brands they know and trust. Once again, the authors have squeezed in an impressive amount of information, including valuable sidebars on topics such as the dangers of aspartame; how to choose a calcium supplement; common heart problems and procedures; cancer risk factors, diagnosis, and treatments; and sports nutrition. This is not relaxing reading, but it's enormously useful. While the material can be dense, the authors still manage to present it in a straightforward manner that's understandable even for readers without a medical degree." -- Reader's Comment

    Barber, Cyril J., and Robert M. Krauss, Jr., An Introduction To Theological Research: A Guide for College and Seminary Students, ISBN: 0761816593 9780761816591,
    "An indispensable guide for undergraduate, graduate, or seminary students, this book provides valuable insight into the best reference tools available for Bible research. Not only do the authors provide general information on atlases, concordances, lexicons, dictionaries, and the like, but they also evaluate their usefulness. Titles reviewed range from theologically conservative to theologically liberal in their orientation. Electronic databases are included within the scope of the book's coverage. A highly useful resource, the book will certainly find a permanent place on the desk of anyone involved with Bible research.
    "Cyril J. Barber is a retired pastoral counselor and professor. Robert M. Krauss, Jr. is a retired U.S. Air Force Chaplain with a background in Library and Information Science." -- Publisher

    Barber, Cyril J., and Robert M. Krauss, Jr., An Introduction To Theological Research: A Guide for College and Seminary Students, ISBN: 0761816593 9780761816591,
    "An indispensable guide for undergraduate, graduate, or seminary students, this book provides valuable insight into the best reference tools available for Bible research. Not only do the authors provide general information on atlases, concordances, lexicons, dictionaries, and the like, but they also evaluate their usefulness. Titles reviewed range from theologically conservative to theologically liberal in their orientation. Electronic databases are included within the scope of the book's coverage. A highly useful resource, the book will certainly find a permanent place on the desk of anyone involved with Bible research.
    "Cyril J. Barber is a retired pastoral counselor and professor. Robert M. Krauss, Jr. is a retired U.S. Air Force Chaplain with a background in Library and Information Science." -- Publisher

    Barna, George, The Barna Report: America Renews its Search for God; An Annual Survey of Life-styles, Values and Religious Views

    *Barna, George, What Americans Believe: An Annual Survey of Values and Religious Views in the United States, ISBN: 0830715053 9780830715053.
    "Our society is changing in ways that have dramatic implications for the future of morality, ethics, and the Christian church. Three quarters of young adults in this country believe there is no absolute truth -- a major change from older generations which tend to believe in absolute truth. WHAT AMERICANS BELIEVE gives a clear, up-to-the-minute picture of the mores, beliefs, and religious attitudes of Americans. It is based on an annual survey conducted by the Barna Research Group and covers 65 questions about values, life-style, and religious beliefs." -- Publisher
    A tool to reshape ministerial strategies.

    *Barrow, Gregory, The Covenanted Reformation Defended Against Contemporary Schismatics, 318 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1, #19, #23, #27.
    "A primer for the Covenanted Reformation, this is the best starting point for the new reader. It organizes the hundreds of Covenanted Reformation reprints into a logical defense of the theological landmarks established by our forefathers, with copious bibliographic references, many to e-text. An extraordinary document.
    "Unsurpassed on points related to the Lord's supper and covenanting (as set forth by the best Reformers and best Reformed churches). Especially strong on citations from Calvin and the Westminster Assembly. Deals with many foundational aspects of the Covenanted Reformation (which gave us the Westminster Standards and the Solemn League and Covenant), from numerous original source documents (from the Westminster Assembly's advice to the English Parliament on the Lord's Supper to the official records of Calvin's Covenanting in Geneva). Comprehensive and compelling, this is a shocking (and sometimes advanced), look at what really took place during both the first and second Reformations -- with extensive quotations from the writings of the major Reformers (not just quotes from what others have written about them). It conclusively and irrefutably demonstrates that those churches which today call themselves Presbyterian (and even many which claim a more general Reformed heritage), have seriously departed from the Scriptural standards, principles and worship of these previous Spirit-led Reformations. It is written in an easy-to-read and easy-to-understand format and is an unsurpassed work that should not be missed by anyone interested in real Reformation in our day. This is without a doubt the best book to read if you want to understand what it means to be a Covenanter and to walk in the blood-stained footsteps of the witnessing church (Christ's Covenanted and Reformed flock), (Song of Solomon 1:8)!" -- Publisher
    Publisher's Preface to The Covenanted Reformation Defended Against Contemporary Schismatics
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/pub_pref.htm
    Eschewing Ecclesiastical Tyranny (Protestant Biblical Separation)
    "1 Corinthians 2:15. The classic Reformation position on biblical separation, Protestant private judgment, the visible church, etc. -- contra Antichrist (the Papacy), and wayward liberal Protestants. This is Appendix G from THE COVENANTED REFORMATION DEFENDED: 'A brief examination of Mr. Bacon's principles regarding the visible church and the use of private judgment. Also, some observations regarding his ignoble attack upon Mr. Kevin Reed in his book entitled The Visible Church in the Outer Darkness'." -- Publisher
    The Covenanted Reformation Defended, e-text
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/CovRefGB.htm
    The Covenanted Reformation Defended, audio files
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?sermonID=7702201426
    The Covenanted Reformation Defended Against Contemporary Schismatics: A Response and Antidote Primarily to the Neopresbyterian Malignancy and Misrepresentations and the Manufactured 'Steelite' Controversy, Found in Richard Bacon's "A Defense Departed . . ."
    http://books.google.com/books?id=LG5EHQAACAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

    Bell, John, and Church of Scotland, General Assembly, An Abridgement and Alphabetical Index of the Acts of the General Assemblies, of the Church of Scotland From the Year 1638, to 1706, Inclusive of Both. By a Minister of the Gospel.

    Carson, Thomas, Mary Bonk, Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History, ISBN: 0787677264 9780787677268 0787638889 9780787638887 0787638897 9780787638894 0787638900 9780787638900.

    Christian Book Distributors Home School Resources Catalog
    Include extensive listings of home schooling books. Some of the books are reviewed by Dean, Karen, and Yolanda Andreola.
    http://www.christianbook.com/

    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

    Clare, Austin, The Young Lady's Book of Piety: A Practical Manual of Christian Duties for the Formation of the Female Character.

    Clare, Austin, The Young Man's Book of Piety: A Practical Manual of Christian Duties for the Formation of the Manly Character.

    Couper, William James, The Gray Library, Haddington.

    Couper, William James, The Millers of Haddington, Dunbar and Dunfermline: A Record of Scottish Bookselling.

    Books-by-Ear, Books-By-Ear Catalog (Seattle, WA [Books-by-Ear, P.O. Box 75628, Seattle 98125]: Books-by-Ear).
    Features audio cassettes [audio files], of conservative, Reformed publications. "Discover the freedom of full-length and condensed books on audio cassettes [audio files]." Includes index.

    *Bromiley, Geoffrey (editor), International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE), 4 volumes, fully revised (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm.B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.).
    "At last! After twenty years the extensive revision of ISBE has been completed! Because of the completeness of the update, the end result will be a brand new encyclopedia. 'It is a lifetime investment that may well prove to be one of the wisest the serious reader can make'." -- Moody Monthly

    Bromiley, Geoffrey W. (translator, English translator), Erwin Fahlbusch, et al., and Jaroslav Pelikan (foreword), Encyclopedia of Christianity, 5 volumes, ISBN: 0802824137 9780802824134 0802824145 9780802824141 9004126546 9789004126541 0802824161 9780802824165 9789004145962 9004145966 9004113169 9789004113169 9004116958 9789004116955 0802824153 9780802824158 9004145958 9789004145955 080282417X 9780802824172 9004169679 9789004169678. Alternate title: EVANGELISCHES KIRCHENLEXIKON.
    "This volume is a description of Christianity in its global context, written by scholars from many countries. Separate articles for over 170 countries present both the history and current situation of the Christian faith in all its theological diversity." -- Abstract
    "The ENCYCLOPEDIA OF CHRISTIANITY is the first of a five-volume English translation of the third revised edition of EVANGELISCHES KIRCHENLEXIKON. Its German articles have been tailored to suit an English readership, and articles of special interest to English readers have been added. The encyclopedia describes Christianity through its 2000-year history within a global context, taking into account other religions and philosophies. A special feature is the statistical information dispersed throughout the articles on the continents and over 170 countries. Social and cultural coverage is given to such issues as racism, genocide, and armaments, while historical content shows the development of biblical and apostolic traditions. This comprehensive work, while scholarly, is intended for a wide audience and will set the standard for reference works on Christianity." -- Publisher
    "Outstanding reference sources 2000," American Libraries, May 2000.

    *Bullinger, Ethelbert W., Figures of Speech Used in the Bible, ISBN: 0801005590 9780801005596.
    "Contains a comprehensive and detailed study of figures of speech used in the Bible. Although first published in 1898, the material has never been replaced or superseded. -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Cameron, Nigel (editor), Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, ISBN: 0830814078 9780830814077.

    Cowan, Louise (editor), and Os Guinness (editor), Invitation to the Classics, ISBN: 0801011566 9780801011566.
    "With the western world urgently needing renewal, we should all remember that great periods of renaissance and reformation spring from a return to first things. Once we recognize the classic's lyric beauty, their aching tragedy, their probing intellectual inquiry, their profound imagination, sympathy, and wisdom, we see that their capacity to restore is fundamental to our continuing liberty and vitality." -- Os Guinness
    Following this reading guide might be better than a $80,000 liberal arts education. But this listing, selected by a "diverse group of scholars distinguished in their fields and Christian in commitment . . ." is still fatally flawed. There is no mention of the work of the Westminster Assembly, and Samuel Rutherford does not appear in this work. Yet "the roots of liberty and limited government are to be found in the Scottish covenanting struggle." -- James A. Dodson
    Here we have a example of a group of distinguished scholars who apparently are unable to attain to The Covenanted Reformation.
    "One of the many purposes of INVITATION TO THE CLASSICS is to warm the heart to the masterworks of Western civilization. In doing so, editors Louise Cowan and Os Guinness hope to 'reawaken . . . people to the vibrant heritage of these classics that are rich in themselves and in their 2000-year relationship to the Christian faith.' From Homer to Chaucer, Dickens to C.S. Lewis, each author receives a chapter that includes a biographical sketch followed by a thorough summary of the classic(s) he or she penned. The 'Issues to Explore' sections at the end of each chapter pose penetrating questions for interrogation of the text as well as recommendations for further study depending on whether your scope is technical, theological, analytical, critical, or biographical. Once you read Invitation to the Classics, you may agree with C.S. Lewis that we must 'keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds, and this can be done only by reading old books'." -- Jill Heatherly
    "Take this book, follow its guidance, and discover your roots. This collection of brief, jewel-like introductions to the classics make accessible and compelling those great writings of the Western tradition on which Christians down through the ages have been nourished, and by which they have nourished others." -- Nicholas Wolterstorff, Professor of Philosophical Theology, Yale Divinity School
    Includes bibliographical references, bibliography for further study, and indexes.

    Cunningham, William (1805-1861), and James Buchanan (1804-1870), Proposal for the Foundation and Formation of Libraries in the Manses of the Free Church of Scotland: With a Catalogue of Books.

    Devine, Jane, and Francine Egger-Sider, Going Beyond Google: The Invisible Web in Learning and Teaching, 1st edition, 2009, 156 pages, ISBN: 9781555706333 1555706339.
    "Google isn't up to the task when it comes to serious research, and though your patrons and students have heard of the invisible, or deep Web, they have no idea how to tap into it. You need practical tools and strategies for teaching them about the Web sources and specialized databases they will never find using everyday search engines. This book will show you in simple, nontechnical terms how to integrate the invisible Web into teaching opportunities wherever they occur: in a one-on-one teaching moment at the reference desk, or in a formal course. Estimated at 500 times the size of the visible Web, the invisible Web and the search skills needed to plumb its depths should be a part of every information literacy and research skills course. With this book you get expert teaching tips and scripts for informal instruction, plus model activities and assignments for the classroom. Statistics and summaries of relevant research will help you combat myths like Searching is Easy, or Everything Important is Free. Read this book too, to find out how the best deep Web search tools, including Complete Planet, Closer Look, and the Librarian's Internet Index, are evolving and what it all means for your library's future electronic collection development plans." -- Publisher
    "This book is cram-packed with ideas, activities, examples, illustrations, pedagogical tools, bibliographical references, Web links and more, all designed to energize serious Internet research. Teaching faculty, instruction librarians, researchers of any stripe, will find in Part I a thoughtful analysis of the nature of the Invisible Web and of why inexperienced researchers so often fail to discover its riches. But the practical strength of this book lies in the energy with which it collocates, in Parts II and III, techniques for using the Invisible Web and for teaching others to do so. For 'Stage One' students, it does not shrink from starting with Web search basics, including search of the visible Web; for 'Stage Two,' it presents the concepts basic to understanding of the Invisible Web. 'Stage Three' is for advanced researchers. There follow suggestions for teaching about the Invisible Web in a variety of venues, specialized tools, and lists of useful graphics, audio [audio files], and video materials, tutorials, and blogs. Rounding out the volume are a case study of a college student researching an economics paper, a chapter sampling Invisible Web research tools such as subject directories, databases, and specialized search engines, and an overview of trends in Internet research, particularly the 'shifting boundaries' between the visible and Invisible Web. The riches of the Invisible Web to which authors Devine and Egger-Sider wish to draw attention are matched by the riches of their work on resources and techniques for learning and teaching about the world 'beyond Google'." -- Reader's Comment

    *Edersheim, Alfred (1825-1889), Bible History, ISBN: 156563165X 9781565631656.
    "Alfred Edersheim's monumental work -- his most significant one next to the LIFE AND TIMES OF JESUS THE MESSIAH. This massive, popular-level work covers Bible history from creation to the decline and captivity of Israel and Judah, drawing on criticism and Biblical geography and antiquities in its analysis. . . . ." -- CBD
    "This has long been a standard work. It is a telling of the Scripture in a straightforward, more or less chronological form. But unlike secular historians, he tells no lies. He has a good grasp of Scripture, and a reverent attitude toward God and His people." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    The Bible History Old Testament, Alfred Edersheim
    http://philologos.org/__eb-bhot/default.htm

    *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
    The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, by Alfred Edersheim
    http://www.ccel.org/e/edersheim/lifetimes/

    Edersheim, Alfred (1825-1889), The Temple: Its Ministry and Services as They Were at the Time of Jesus Christ
    http://www.ccel.org/e/edersheim/temple/

    Eidsmoe, John, The Christian Legal Advisor, ISBN: 0880621184 9780880621182.
    Includes bibliography.

    Falkowski, Carol, Dangerous Drugs: An Easy to Use Reference for Parents and Professionals, ISBN: 1568389817 9781568389813.
    "In a world where the drug abuse scene is more confusing and dangerous than ever, the 2nd edition of DANGEROUS DRUGS: AN EASY TO USE REFERENCE FOR PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS is the answer. Now with color photos of drugs and paraphernalia, DANGEROUS DRUGS is a concise, comprehensive, clear, and handy reference that answers your questions at a glance, with: -- Up-to-date information on drugs of abuse -- Demographics of users. -- Explanations of how a drug is used; where it's found and how it affects the mind and body -- The names and forms under which drugs are sold -- Their addictive, lethal, and overdose potential -- Signs of drug abuse and where/how to seek help, and more. Written in clear language, Dangerous Drugs provides straightforward, authoritative, comprehensive, and up-to-the-minute information. It covers the full range of drugs of abuse, whether illegal (marijuana, heroin, cocaine, LSD, methamphetamine, etc.), or legal (alcohol, prescription, tobacco, or Internet-marketed, herbal remedies). Dangerous Drugs is written for professionals and non-professionals alike, and is a book that no one concerned about drug use can afford to be without.
    "Carol Falkowski, Director of Research Communications at the Hazelden Foundation, is author of the new reference book, Dangerous Drugs: An Easy-to-Use Reference for Parents and Professionals.For nearly 20 years she has monitored drug abuse trends at the national level, as one of 20 researchers in the country who participates in a drug abuse monitoring network of the National Institute of Drug Abuse.Falkowski advised the US Food and Drug Administration (1995-1999), regarding the safety, efficacy, and abuse potential of certain drugs, and has provided consultation to the National Institute of Justice, the National Drug Intelligence Center, Join Together, and numerous states. Before coming to Hazelden in 1997, she was research coordinator at the Minnesota state alcohol and drug abuse authority for 15 years.Falkowski was featured in the 1999 Showtime documentary by Robert Zemeckis, "Smoking, Drinking, and Drugging in the Twentieth Century." -- Publisher

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

    Gill, John (1697-1771), A Catalogue of the Works of John Gill, D.D.

    Glaspey, Terry W., Great Books of the Christian Tradition, ISBN: 1565073568 9781565073562.
    Suggestions for books and reading, including ten books to get started, lists for specific time periods, short excerpts from many authors, 100 novels for group discussion, and 100 books to read with children. -- Publisher
    "Have used this book heavily to build my library of classics. It is an annotated book list divided into Christian, non-Christian, and Children's literature and by historical periods: The Ancient World, The Middle Ages, The Early Modern World (The Reformation, Renaissance), The Eighteenth Century, The Nineteenth Century, The Twentieth Century, and Contemporary Candidates for Greatness. Parents, such as myself, will greatly appreciate the separate chapter and list dedicated solely to Children's literature. I have used this chapter to collect quality books for my children.
    "Glaspey gives you a short commentary on each book (and excerpts from some authors), and tells you how best to make use of the reading lists he provides. He also gives good reasons why Christians should read non-Christian books. Also provided is a list of ten books which he feels every Christian ought to know. Included are books by C.S. Lewis, Dostoevsky, Augustine, and Tozer among others.
    "This is a book for Christian biblioholics to savor. It was through this book that I discovered some of my favorites such as A TESTAMENT OF DEVOTION by Thomas Kelly, and Christian authors such as Walker Percy, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Flannery O'Connor. Many books he names, Christian and non-Christian, I already knew and read, and others, such as books by Norman Geisler, I was disappointed to find missing. But overall, this is an excellent resource and one that is unique. Highly recommended." -- Reader's Comment

    Keen, Michael, The Finder: Combined Author/title Index to Three Reformed Sources: The Banner of Truth Magazine 1955-1999; Reformation Today 1970-1999; Westminster/Puritan Conference 1956-1999.
    "Includes combined author/subject index to articles over one page. Correspondence, brief news items, and short book reviews have not been included." -- GCB
    Banner of Truth Magazine
    http://www.banneroftruth.org/pages/magazines/magazines.php

    *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

    Lewis, James R., The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements, ISBN: 0195149866 9780195149869.

    McKim, Donald K., and David F. Wright (consulting editor), Encyclopedia of the Reformed Faith, ISBN: 0664218822 9780664218829 0715206605 9780715206607.

    Moran, Gerald D., Helen Fattal, and Florence Fattal, Covenanter Witness: Volumes 1-19, 1928-1937, Index.

    Fitzgerald, Allan D. (editor), Augustine Through The Ages: An Encyclopedia, 902 pages, ISBN: 080283843X 9780802838438.
    "AUGUSTINE THROUGH THE AGES is an enormously informative work on the life and thought of Augustine of Hippo. Every serious student of Augustine would benefit from having this volume. Allow me to enumerate three reasons why this encyclopedia is so valuable in helping people to understand Augustine and his extraordinary contribution both to the history of Christianity and to the intellectual development of the Western world:
    "1. This work contains hundreds of articles by the best Augustine scholars from both the Catholic and Protestant ranks. The result is that you can fairly evaluate Augustine's contribution to the history of Western Christianity. For example, this volume contains insightful articles on how Augustine's thought influenced the development of the Catholic, Lutheran, and Reformed theological traditions in particular.
    "2. Because Augustine wrote more than five million words, it is often difficult to pull together his various treatments of issues and to attempt to summarize his overall position. This encyclopedia is quite helpful in systematizing the various categories of Augustine's thought.
    "3. This work includes articles which address all areas of Augustine's thought, including biblical, theological, philosophical, ethical, historical, and his many literary works.
    "AUGUSTINE THROUGH THE AGES contains more than 900 pages that attempt to capture the life, thought, controversies, and literary output of one of Christianity's greatest thinkers. This is indeed an extremely valuable volume." -- Reader's Comment
    "Fitzgerald (patristics, Augustinian Patristic Institute, Rome, and editor of Augustinian Studies for Villanova U.), presents an encyclopedic treatment of the life, thought, and influence of arguably the most influential Western Christian thinker after the apostles, Augustine of Hippo (AD 354-430). Includes some 400 articles written by scholars whose academic backgrounds include classics, history, philosophy, political science, and theology, and which cover every aspect of Augustine's life and writings and trace his influence on the church and on the development of Western thought. Indexes, cross-references, and current bibliographies should make this volume a useful research tool." -- Publisher

    The Free Dictionary by Farlex
    "The world's most comprehensive dictionary: English, Spanish, German, French, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Dutch, Norwegian, Greek, Arabic, Polish, Turkish, Russian, Medical, Legal, and Financial Dictionaries, Thesaurus, Acronyms and Abbreviations, Idioms, Encyclopedia, a Literature Reference Library, and a Search Engine all in one!"
    http://www.thefreedictionary.com/

    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

    Grosart, Alexander Balloch, Annotated List of the Writings of Richard Baxter.

    Hanford, James H., A Milton Handbook, ISBN: 0390408700 9780390408709 0135831202 9780135831205.

    Harvey, Paul, and Janet E. Heseltine (introduction), The Oxford Dictionary of English Proverbs, 2nd edition, revised throughout by Sir Paul Harvey.

    *Hatcher, Carolyn, Let the Authors Speak: A Guide to Worthy Books Based on Historical Setting, ISBN: 0964068125 9780964068124.
    "This book is an unparalleled resource for classical, historical, and contemporary literature, as well as for classical and contemporary autobiographical, biographical, and historical works. Invaluable for those designing a history/literature curriculum or unit studies. Over 1200 books are briefly annotated and listed 1) chronologically by setting, reading/interest level, and type of work (i.e., biography, novel, myth/legend), 2) by author, and 3) by title. Newbery winners and books reviewed in BOOKS CHILDREN LOVE and HONEY FOR A CHILD'S HEART are highlighted. The author endorses Charlotte Mason's philosophy of reading 'whole books' and encourages the integration of such books into our children's curricula. Recommended by Cathy Duffy, Karen Andreola, Mary Pride, and others." -- GCB
    "This book arranges both historical fiction and classics according to the era in which they are set, according to reading ability level, and according to author. It's a fast way to find something really good to supplement any history course -- or to just find something good to read." -- Reader's Comment

    Hillerbrand, Hans J. (editor), The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation, 4 volumes, ISBN: 0195064933 9780195064933 0195103629 9780195103625 0195103637 9780195103632 0195103645 9780195103649 0195103653 9780195103656.
    "The preface notes, 'THE OXFORD ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE REFORMATION seeks to do justice to the whole range of events and happenings of the sixteenth century. It uses the broadest possible definition of the Reformation in order to depict not only religious life but also the related societal phenomena that in one way or another had bearing on religion . . . the roster of contributors encompasses scholars not only from the United States and Canada but the United Kingdom, Norway, Hungary, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Finland, Poland, and Australia, to mention but a few nations at random. If nothing else, the encyclopaedia represents the creative international guild of Reformation scholars.' The preface also notes that 'for far too long, many interesting and important personalities of the sixteenth century, because they were not major reformers, theologians, or rulers, have fallen into scholarly obscurity . . . One of our major intentions was to shed new light on these fascinating figures.' This set includes four beautifully bound, oversized hardcover volumes. Each volume contains about 500 double column pages. The final volume includes a massive index and maps." -- Publisher

    *Howie, John (1735-1793), The Scots Worthies. Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies . . . as also, an Appendix, containing a short historical hint of the wicked lives . . . of the . . . apostates and . . . persecutors in Scotland . . . 2nd edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781. A Christian classic. Available (PDF and MP3 audio book files) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (PDF file) on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1, #10. The series of 22 MP3 audio book files, produced by Still Waters Revival Books, are available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1-30 and at AudioSermons.com.
    "Most commonly known as SCOTS WORTHIES, this edition contains Howie's footnotes (defending the Covenanters), and Howie's appendix titled 'The Judgment and Justice of God' (which chronicles God's judgments upon Reformation apostates and those who persecuted the Covenanters). It is the only edition in print which contains both these sections intended for publication by the author (as later editors often removed either one or both of these parts of this book). BIOGRAPHIA SCOTICANA covers the history of 'noblemen, gentlemen, ministers and others from Mr. Patrick Hamilton, who was born about the year of our Lord 1503, and suffered martyrdom at St. Andrews, Feb., 1527, to Mr. James Renwick, who was executed in the Grass-market of Edinburgh, Feb. 17, 1688. Together with a succinct account of the lives of other seven eminent divines, and Sir Robert Hamilton of Preston, who died about, or shortly after the Revolution.' This is one of our best history books (over 700 pages), covering all of the major Scottish Reformers. Howie summarizes his book as follows: 'The design of the following was to collect, from the best authorities, a summary account of the lives, characters, and contendings, of a certain number of our most renowned SCOTS WORTHIES, who, for their faithful services, ardent zeal, constancy in sufferings, and other Christian graces and virtues, deserve honourable memorial in the Church of Christ; and for which their names have been, and will be savoury to all the true lovers of our Zion, while Reformation principles are regarded.' Furthermore, the momentous nature of the struggles chronicled in this book are succinctly noted when Howie writes: 'the primitive witnesses had the divinity of the Son of God, and an open confession of Him, for their testimony. Our reformers from Popery had Antichrist to struggle with, in asserting the doctrines of the Gospel, and the right way of salvation in and through Jesus Christ. Again, in the reigns of James VI. and Charles I., Christ's REGALIA, and the divine right of Presbytery, became the subject matter of their testimony. Then, in the beginning of the reign of Charles II. (until he got the whole of our ancient and laudable constitution effaced and overturned), our Worthies only saw it their duty to hold and contend for what they had already attained unto. But, in the end of this and the subsequent tyrant's reign, they found it their duty (a duty which they had too long neglected), to advance one step higher, by casting off their authority altogether, and that as well on account of their manifest usurpation of Christ's crown and dignity, as on account of their treachery, bloodshed, and tyranny . . . which may be summed up. The Primitive martyrs sealed the prophetic office of Christ in opposition to Pagan idolatry. The reforming martyrs sealed His priestly office with their blood, in opposition to Popish idolatry. And last of all, our late martyrs have sealed His kingly office with their best blood, in despite of supremacy and bold Erastianism. They indeed have cemented it upon His royal head, so that to the world's end it shall never drop off again.' Moreover, the importance of this book can be clearly seen when Johnston, in TREASURY OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANT, reports that, Walter Scott refers to Howie as 'the fine old chronicler of the Cameronians'. . . Howie's book has been for upwards of a century a household word, occupying a place on the shelf beside THE BIBLE and THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS.' Written for God, country and the covenanted work of Reformation. Stirring history!" -- Publisher
    Biographia Scoticana, John Howie
    Original from Oxford University, published 1885, digitized May 22, 2006. Described as a reprint of the 1781 edition. It does not appear to include the appendix cited above.
    http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC34190563&id=5iwAAAAAQAAJ&q=Scots+Worthies+1781&dq=Scots+Worthies+1781&ie=ISO-8859-1&pgis=1
    See also: A CLOUD OF WITNESSES FOR THE ROYAL PREROGATIVES OF JESUS CHRIST BEING THE LAST SPEECHES AND TESTIMONIES OF THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED FOR THE TRUTH IN SCOTLAND SINCE . . . 1680 and JOHN FOXE'S BOOK OF MARTYRS. ACTES AND MONUMENTS OF MATTERS MOST SPECIALL AND MEMORABLE. Available from: http://www.johnfoxe.org. Implemented by the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, England, and published by HRI Online Publications, Sheffield, 2011, Version 2.0, ISBN: 9780954260864.

    *Hunt, Gladys M., Honey for a Child's Heart: The Imaginative use of Books in Family Life, revised edition, ISBN: 0310263816 9780310263814.
    "The imaginative use of books in family life. Offers warm, practical advice on how to instill a love for reading in children. Extensive bibliography grouped according to ages.
    "HONEY FOR A CHILD'S HEART, now in its third edition, is one of the best guides to children's books available. It is for parents who know the value of reaching their children with good books. A good book is a gateway into a wider world of wonder, beauty, delight, and adventure. But children don't stumble onto the best books by themselves. They need a parent's help. Author Gladys Hunt discusses everything from how to choose good books for your children to encouraging them to be avid readers. This edition includes an indexed and updated 85-page list of the best children's favorites, HONEY FOR A CHILD'S HEART opens new worlds of reading possibilities for children and parents alike. Are you concerned about building whole children -- children who are alive emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually? Then this book can help. Gladys Hunt deeply believes in the potential of books to assist in this building process. Her tastes are broad, her advice is rooted in experience, and her suggestions will enrich the cultural life of any home.
    "Gladys Hunt is a popular and well-known writer. Among her many books are READ FOR YOUR LIFE and several volumes of the FISHERMAN BIBLE STUDY GUIDE SERIES. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan ." -- Publisher
    "There's got to be a reason a book is in its 50th printing! This book is both motivational and informative. I wrote it to encourage parents to read aloud to their children -- and to keep on reading together long after children can read for themselves. Few things bind people together as much as sharing a good book. Without ever leaving your home, you can go on fantastic adventures, meet the same people, laugh at the ridiculous together, weep together over the plight of your favorite characters and learn life lessons from the bravery or foolishness of your main characters! Everyone who has ever read a ripping good story wants to share it with someone else. C.S. Lewis was right when he said that any book worth reading at 10 should be worth reading at 50. That means as you read with your children you get to catch up on all the stories you missed when you were growing up. Reading together gives you a reservoir of experiences from which to examine life and to figure out how to live it. And the bibliography at the end of the book introduces you to books your children should have the opportunity to read Take it to the library with you." -- Gladys Hunt

    Hyperdictionary
    Includes: English Dictionary, Computer Dictionary, Thesaurus, Dream Dictionary, Medical Dictionary
    http://www.hyperdictionary.com/

    *Johnston, John C., Treasury of the Scottish Covenant. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #27.
    "A massive listing (over 671 pages), covering Covenanting literature from the period of the Reformation to its publication in 1887. Contains not only the principal literary productions of the Covenanters (in the course of the long-sustained and heroic resistance offered by them to the spiritual despotism thrust against them in both church and state), but all of the chief historical documents connected with this period of history. Inspiration and courage can be drawn from the memories and associations of these events and writings. Here is one example of what you will find (from page 349 in the book): '(Richard) Camerons' head and hands, cut from his body at Airsmoss, were taken to his father, then suffering in prison in Edinburgh for the Covenant. He was asked if he knew them. 'His words,' says Dr. Kerr, 'were surely the most touching of all the memories of that cruel time: 'I know, I know them! they are my son's, my dear son's! It is the Lord: good is the will of the Lord, who cannot wrong me nor mine, but has made goodness and mercy to follow us all our days.' After which, by order of the Council, his head was fixed upon the Netherbow Port, and his hands beside it, with the fingers upward, a kind of preaching 'at the entry of the city, at the coming in at the doors,' that told more for his cause and against the persecutors than all the words he could have spoken.' A must for every serious theological student, religious library, or rare book collector who has any interest in Reformation thought and/or literature. It is a veritable gold mine of information, facts, documents, book listings and more!" -- Publisher
    Johnston, John C., Treasury of the Scottish Covenant
    http://archive.org/details/treasuryofscotti00john

    *Josephus, Flavius, and William Whiston (translator), The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, 4 volumes, ISBN: 9789568351762 9568351760. Alternate title: THE WORKS OF FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS.
    "Josephus' writings are indispensable for understanding Jewish thought, background, and history up to and around the time of Christ. Now Josephus is more accessible than ever!
    "In this edition, the entire text has been reset in modern, easy-to-read type. The Loeb numbering system (the standard way to cite Josephus), has been added so you can locate passages mentioned in other reference works -- and the confusing Roman numerals have been changed to simple Arabic ones. The entire text and notes of William Whiston's four-volume edition are included so you'll have the most complete edition possible. And the indexes have been thoroughly corrected and expanded. This is the edition to own!" -- CBD, referring to the Whiston translation
    The Works of Josephus
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/History/BC/FlaviusJosephus/

    Miller, Perry (editor), and Thomas H. Johnson (editor), The Puritans: A Sourcebook of Their Writings, two volumes in one, ISBN: 0486416011 9780486416014.
    "Critically acclaimed classic lets Puritans speak for themselves in crucial documents covering history, theory of state and society, religion, customs, behavior, biographies and letters, poetry, literary theory, education, science, and more. Regarded by historian Samuel Eliot Morison as 'the best selection ever made of Puritan literature, point of view and culture'."
    "This thematic consideration of primary source material covers the major epochs of early American Puritanism. It includes the Puritan's views on the state and society, this world and the next, poetry, education, and so on. First published in 1938." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Larsen, David L., The Company of the Creative: A Christian Reader's Guide to Great Literature and its Themes, 639 pages, ISBN: 0825430976 9780825430978.
    David Larsen is a Professor at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.
    See the section on Shakespeare.
    "Next to the Bible his works [Shakespear's] are the most translated of any in the English language. . . . [However, it is said that Bunyan's PILGRIMS PROGRESS, singly, has been translated into more languages than any other book except the Bible. -- compiler]
    "More than one thousand two hundred allusions to Scripture suffuse his corpus. He quotes from fifty-four of the sixty-six books of the Bible in thirty-seven plays. He uses the world of 'God' more than seven hundred times. Peter Milward in his classic study, SHAKESPEARE'S RELIGIOUS BACKGROUND, concludes that Shakespeare's is Christian drama in every sense of the word." -- David Larsen in The Company of the Creative, pp. 161,162
    "Extensive bibliography, Suggestions for further reading, pp. 585-589, Time lines, Subject index, Select title index, Select name index, 639 pages."

    Logos Bible Software, Logos Bible Software bundles that include works on Biblical Counseling
    There are 15 bundles in all.
    http://www.logos.com/products/search?q=counseling+bundles

    McLemore, Clinton W., Clergyman's Psychological Handbook: Clinical Information for Pastoral Counseling, ISBN: 0802815766 9780802815767.

    *McClintock, John, Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature, ISBN: 0801061237 9780801061233.
    Introduction by Wilbur M. Smith.

    *McNeill, John T. (editor), The Library of Christian Classics, ISBN: 0911910182 9780911910186.
    " 'For years, The Merck Manual has been consulted by physicians as a reliable source of basic information and has become a staple of medical publications,' said Dr. Michael DeBakey, director of the DeBakey Heart Clinic at the Baylor College of Medicine, a pioneer in heart bypass surgery and an advocate for putting consumers in touch with quality medical information. The free, interactive version, as an educational tool, helps patients become more informed partners in their healthcare.
    "Examples of the multimedia elements include animations of how the heart functions, video of how an egg is fertilized, and the sound of a fetal heartbeat. Additionally, there is an option to hear the pronunciations of medical terms.
    "The Merck Manual of Medical Information -- Home Edition was published in 1997 to help the public in its search for medical information. It quickly became a best seller with 2 million copies sold worldwide. Merck and Co., Inc., made available the text-based version free on the Web in March. . . .
    "Merck's family of medical references also includes THE MERCK MANUAL OF GERIATRICS, THE MERCK VETERINARY MANUAL, and THE MERCK INDEX (an encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals), all of which are available as books and on CD-ROM. All these references are published as a non-profit service to the scientific community by Merck & Co., Inc. . . ." -- Publisher
    Merck Manual
    http://www.merck.com/pubs/mmanual_home/appndxs/app5_1.htm

    Merriam-Webster Online
    http://www.m-w.com/dictionary.htm

    Mills, Watson E., Index of Reviews of New Testament Books Between 1900-1950, ISBN: 0932180019 9780932180018.

    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

    Price, Gary, and Chris Sherman, The Invisible Web: Uncovering Information Sources Search Engines Can't See, 469 pages (2003), ISBN: 091096551X 9780910965514.
    "Enormous expanses of the Internet are unreachable with standard Web search engines. This book provides the key to finding these hidden resources by identifying how to uncover and use invisible Web resources. Mapping the invisible Web, when and how to use it, assessing the validity of the information, and the future of Web searching are topics covered in detail. Only 16 percent of Net-based information can be located using a general search engine. The other 84 percent is what is referred to as the invisible Web-made up of information stored in databases. Unlike pages on the visible Web, information in databases is generally inaccessible to the software spiders and crawlers that compile search engine indexes. As Web technology improves, more and more information is being stored in databases that feed into dynamically generated Web pages. The tips provided in this resource will ensure that those databases are exposed and Net-based research will be conducted in the most thorough and effective manner.
    "Gary Price is a reference librarian at George Washington University. He lives in Vienna, Virginia. Chris Sherman is the director of the guide to Web searching on About.com and president of Searchwise, a consulting firm. He is the author of the CD-ROM Handbook and a frequent contributor to Online magazine. He lives in Los Angeles." -- Publisher

    The Puritan Hard Drive
    http://www.puritandownloads.com/swrb-puritan-hard-drive.html

    The Reformed Presbyterian Church In America
    www.pcahistory.org/findingaids/rpces/history/02.pdf

    Research on Demand, 2030 Addison Street, Suite 600, Berkeley, CA 94704. Telephone: 1-800-227-0750 or 415-841-1145. Facsimile: 415-841-6311.
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    "When a Google search does not provide the information you need to make an intelligent business decision, contact Research on Demand. We are the experts and have been providing confidential information to companies worldwide since 1985."
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    *Richardson, Cyril Charles, Early Christian Fathers, ISBN: 0684829517.
    The Early Christian Fathers, 38 vols.
    http://www.ccel.org/fathers2/

    *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

    *Schaff, Philip, The Creeds of Christendom, 3 volumes.
    "First published in 1877, and later reprinted in 1919. Describes the history of the creeds, and provides a critical appraisal of them. Includes the intrigue surrounding the framing of the creeds, the insights contained in the creeds, and their influence on church history. Volume 1 traces the origin of the creeds from the earliest times to the Wesleyan revival. Volume 2 deals with the creeds in their original form, and Volume 3 contains the evangelical Protestant creeds, with a translation of each." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Schaff, Philip, The Harmony of the Reformed Confessions, 1877.

    Sears, William, Christian Parenting and Child Care, ISBN: 0840732279 9780840732279.
    "Few resources take the reader from the first weeks of pregnancy through the child's growing years. This one does. Each chapter is crammed with practical information, including the importance of sharing responsibilities and the need for both father and mother to become involved in the process of child-rearing. Recommended." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Simpson, John (editor), and Edmund Weiner (editor), The Oxford English Dictionary (20 Vol. Set) (Oxford University Press, USA: 2nd edition, December 26, 2002), hardcover, 22,000 pages, 5 boxes ($995.00), ISBN: 0198611862 9780198611868.
    Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd edition, CD-ROM, ISBN: 0192687883 9780192687883. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language.
    " 'Colonials' like me grew up in the shadow of this Everest of scholarship and the Himalayan series founded on its contents. And now, if we choose to, we can actually own the set, in its 2nd edition. This is a very desirable acquisition.
    "Perhaps you worry that it might be an unwise purchase. We live in the age of the CD ROM, so why buy the printed volumes? The language seems to operate like a wheel rolling down a muddy slope picking up all manner of accretions as it progresses downhill. Will a work like this, then, become irrelevant? I think not. The citation formula used will always be relevant for readers interested in historical usage. The entire work constitutes, in a way, a history of the English Language, as well as a social history of English speaking peoples from the 12th century through to the end of the 20th century. Some scholars say it is unduly biased in the direction of English Victorian values, with a creeping pre-disposition toward a prescriptive rather than a descriptive stance on definitions. The compilers seem to want to position it to be a final arbiter on 'Correct Usage.' Who cares? It is manna in the wilderness to anyone who loves the language, who likes to browse, and is not stimulated by the inanity of television. If 'Political Correctness' is the filter through which all literature must pass for you, you'll probably not read very much of value, anyway.
    "No other dictionary is so richly enjoyable as a work to read on its own. One does not go to the OED just to find the meaning of a word, one is beguiled, on opening a volume, to read many pages about all kinds of words. You'll never walk into the British Museum or the Louvre just to look at a single piece of Art and leave having looked only at that one piece. Here is the great exhibition of the language, its gallery.
    "All speakers and students of the language are in Oxford's debt, and will forever be so. No dictionary comes close in comprehensiveness of coverage (its word count, i.e., the quantity of words defined, exceeds that covered in any other competing dictionary). This set, rightly, is the central jewel in OUP's crown of publications. If you're a writer, you can't afford not to purchase this set.
    "Legend has it that a new 'improved' edition will be out some time between 2001 and 2003. I sense that the improvements will appeal particularly to the ultra-scholarly linguist/lexicographers among its readers. Improvements shall include the addition of citations that might, for instance, antedate the earliest citation shown in a previous edition. It might, however, not be utterly essential to you to know, for example, that the first user of the term 'Byronic' was Byron himself. The changes from the 2nd to the 3rd edition may be minimal, in print at least. Doubtless, there will be significant improvements to the search capability, appearance, and user friendliness of the software version. But, don't hesitate to purchase the printed 2nd edition. If you feel the CD ROM version is superior to the printed edition, this will boil down to whether or not you are a bibliophile. Nothing equals the tactile pleasure of the printed page, bound well. OED 2 is one of the handsomest printing jobs I've ever seen. The cloth binding is extremely rugged and well designed, elegant and solidly conservative in physical appearance. The paper is itself bright and smooth, the font/type clear and eminently readable. Even the dust jackets are beautiful, a real improvement over the previous design. 'Additions' volumes (times 3), are available for anyone interested in the vocabulary of the 90s. The 3rd edition will integrate these into the main work. But, a dictionary in the hand is worth two in the planning stage. And the beautiful volumes of the 2nd edition are available from Amazon.com at what amounts to bargain price.
    "Buy this wonderful, beautifully produced and enduring work; it is a treasure for life that will never fail to impress you with the alluring beauty and quirky mutability of this most glorious of languages." -- Reader's Comment
    "The 20-Volume OED and the new Version 3.0 CD-ROM [Version 3.1 was released December 10, 2004. A review of the CD-ROM version is included here because owners are dissatisfied with it. See reviews on Amazon.com. Understandably it is copy protected. However, 'Microsoft, in its quest to plug all of the gaping security holes in WinXP, implemented a security update August 8, 2006 that prevents this program and several others from launching. If you contact Microsoft and ask for HotFix KB924867, Microsoft will e-mail the HotFix to you.' If the user is not willing to 'walk this maze' then apparently the vendor leaves them high and dry -- with a expensive purchase that is non-functional. -- compiler]
    "The Oxford English Dictionary is the internationally recognized authority on the evolution of the English language from 1150 to the present day. The DICTIONARY defines over 500,000 words and traces their usage through 2.5 million illustrative quotations from a wide range of literary and other sources. It is an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, pronunciation, and history of the English language.
    "This new version of THE OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY (SECOND EDITION), ON CD-ROM thus offers unparalleled access to the world's most important reference work for the English language. The text of this version has been augmented with the inclusion of the OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY ADDITIONS SERIES (VOLUMES 1-3), published in 1993 and 1997, the BIBLIOGRAPHY TO THE SECOND EDITION, and other ancillary material. New Features:

    "System requirements: PC with minimum 200 MHz Pentium-class processor; 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended); 16-speed CD-ROM drive (32-speed recommended); Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000, or XP (Local administrator rights are required to install and open the OED for the first time on a PC running Windows NT 4 and to install and run the OED on Windows 2000 and XP); 1.1 GB hard disk space to run the OED from the CD-ROM and 1.7 GB to install the CD-ROM to the hard disk: SVGA monitor: 800 x 600 pixels: 16-bit (64k, high color), setting recommended." -- Publisher

    Smith, Gregory A., The Role of the Library in the Character Formation of the Christian College Student.

    *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:

    Soulen, Richard N. (editor), Care for the Dying: Resources of Theology, ISBN: 0804210985 9780804210980.
    Includes bibliographical references.

    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.

    *Terry, Milton, Biblical Hermeneutics: A Treatise on the Interpretation of the Old and New Testaments Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Possibly the greatest hermeneutics manual of all time. 'The most exhaustive single work in our language on the history of the interpretation of the Scriptures,' affirms Dr. W.M. Smith. In three parts: 1. Introduction to Biblical Hermeneutics, 2. Principles of Biblical Hermeneutics and, 3. The History of Biblical Hermeneutics. Unsurpassed in its field. The CLASSIC! This is the full unedited edition of 782 pages." -- Publisher

    Thompson, Gerry, The Encyclopedia of the New Age, ISBN: 0705430758 9780705430753.

    *Turnbull, Ralph G. (editor), Baker's Dictionary of Practical Theology.
    "A comprehensive reference book covering virtually every aspect of practical theology. Helpful bibliographies are included at the end of each division." -- Cyril J. Barber

    ProQuest (UMI Microfilm)
    "The UMI microfilm vault constitutes the largest commercially available microform collection in the world. Its 2.2 billion page images deliver 500 years of information, drawn from thousands of literary, journalistic, and scholarly works. Every year we add millions of images of contemporary information.
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    Edersheim, Alfred (1825-1889), Sketches of Jewish Life, ISBN: 1565631382 9781565631380. Alternate title: SKETCHES OF JEWISH SOCIAL LIFE IN THE DAYS OF CHRIST.
    Sketches of Jewish Social Life in the Days of Christ, by Alfred Edersheim
    http://www.ccel.org/e/edersheim/sketches/

    Gorman, C.E., and Lyn Gorman with Donald N. Matthews, Theological and Religious Reference Materials, 3 volumes (Vol. 3: Practical Theology), ISBN: 0313209243 9780313209246.
    "Practical theology has been viewed, not as a series of discrete disciplines, but as a unified whole, relying heavily upon the social sciences as it also tries to make practical the results of the study of theology. For this reason, this reference volume has sections on education, counseling, and sociology in addition to liturgy, and worship and homiletics. Comprehensive; it is hard to imagine anything that the authors should have included, but failed to do so. Recommended." -- Cyril J. Barber

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

    Hawkins, Michael, Unpublished State Papers of the English Civil War and Interregnum, Parts I-V, ISBN: 0855279907 9780855279905.

    McDormand, Thomas Bruce, and Fredric S. Crossman, Judson Concordance to Hymns.

    *Murray, John (1898-1975), Collected Writings, 4 volumes.
    "Reformed thinking at its best. Murray was a pastor, preacher, teacher, and writer. This book covers a wide range of subjects . . . short chapters, and profound statements in easy language." -- GCB
    The volumes are also available individually.
    Volume 1: The Claims of Truth.
    Volume 2: Select Lectures in Systematic Theology.
    Volume 3: Life; Sermons; Reviews.
    "The first part of this volume contains 150 pages on Murray's life, the second part contains 19 sermons on various passages of Scripture. In the third section there are 28 book reviews." -- GCB
    Volume 4: Studies in Theology.
    "This is the final volume in this important set by John Murray. John Murray was a major Christian thinker, and his works are much too important to pass up. This final volume contains many articles of a purely theological nature plus 21 significant reviews of books done by other writers." -- GCB

    Noll, Mark A. (editor), Eerdman's Handbook to Christianity in America, ISBN: 0802835821 9780802835826.
    Includes bibliography and index.

    Packer, J.I., Sinclair Ferguson, and David F. Writh (editors), New Dictionary of Theology, ISBN: 0830814000 9780830814008.

    Packer, J.I. (editor), The Bible Almanac: A Comprehensive Handbook of the People of the Bible and How They Lived, ISBN: 0840751621 9780840751621.

    Plumer, William S. (1802-1880), William W. Phillips, Samuel Beach Jones, William Henry Green, and Henry S. Foote, [Miscellaneous, vol. 5].
    Contents: A brief history of the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church at Princeton, New Jersey; together with its constitution, bye-laws, &c. / [Princeton Theological Seminary] -- Discourses at the inauguration of the Rev. James W. Alexander. / William S. Plumer . . . [et al.] -- Discourses at the inauguration of the Rev. William Henry Green. / Samuel Beach Jones and William Henry Green -- An address delivered at the annual meeting of the Missionary, Bible, Tract and Education Society; on nature and revelation. / William Blackwood -- Catalogue of the officers and students of the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church, Princeton, New-Jersey. 1851-52. / [Princeton Theological Seminary] -- Catalogue of the officers and students of the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church, Princeton, New-Jersey. 1852-53. / [Princeton Theological Seminary] -- Catalogue of the officers and students of the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church, Princeton, New-Jersey. 1853-54. / [Princeton Theological Seminary] -- A lecture given by the late hon. James M'Dowell, of Lexington Va., and an address by the late Rev. A. Alexander, D.D. / James McDowell -- Lectures on popular subjects, delivered in the musical fund hall, to aid in rebuilding the Southwark church. / H.S. Foote [et al.] -- Theology of the Puritans. / Leonard Woods -- Extract from an address at the funeral of Mrs. Jane M. Dickey. / William Finney -- An address on the importance and advantage of classical study delivered before the Graham Philanthropic and Washington Literary Societies of Washington College. / B.M. Smith -- Education and literature in Virginia. / John R. Thompson, of Richmond -- The American union. / Henry A. Boardman -- The influence of the Bible upon the temporal interests of man. / J.C. Moffat -- Addresses at the inauguration of Rev. E.D. MacMaster as president of Miami University, Ohio. / E. Woodruff and E.D. MacMaster -- Catalogue of Washington College, Lexington, Virginia, for the collegiate year ending July 3, 1852, together with a list of alumni. / [Washington College].

    Presbyterian Church in the United States of America. Board of Education, [Miscellaneous, vol. 4].
    Contents: Concio ad clerum; a sermon delivered in the chapel of Yale College, September 10, 1828. / Nathaniel W. Taylor -- Nature and worth of the science of church history; an address delivered before the directors of the Union Theological Seminary, New York, Feb. 12, 1851. / Henry Boynton Smith -- Theology of the Puritans. / [Sr. Woods, Andover] -- The memory of the just; a sermon commemorative of the life and labors of the Rev. William Kirby. / Julian Monson Sturtevant -- The Princeton review, January 1840, No. 1 -- The Biblical repository and classical review; third series, no. III, whole number LIX, July 1845 -- The Biblical repository and classical review; third series, no. v, whole number LXI, January 1846 -- Home, the school, and the church; or the Presbyterian Education Repository. / Cortlandt van Rensselaer, ed. -- The family a religious institution. / Erastus Hopkins -- How children are to be regarded and treated. / John Summerfield -- Domestic christian education. / Isaac Ferris -- Plea for the restoration of the Bible to the common schools. / Robert J. Breckinridge -- The spirit of a teacher. / David P. Page -- His dignity and aim. / Thomas Fuller -- The nobler exercises of his profession. / Richard Baxter -- An instructor of religion. / [R.S.C.] -- Counsels for teachers. / [G.W.D.] -- Report on parochial schools to the general assembly of 1846. / J.W. Alexander -- Dangers of a college life. / James Carnahan -- On certain errors of pious students in college. / James W. Alexander -- The preservation of health. / Samuel Miller -- The choice of a profession. / John Proudfit -- Public religious education enforced in a discussion of different plans. / Charles Hodge -- What constitutes a call to the gospel ministry. / [Anonymous] -- Hindrances to eminent piety in candidates. / Archibald Alexander -- The importance of thorough and adequate preparatory study for the holy ministry. / Samuel Miller -- The necessity of aiding indigent candidates. / B.B. Edwards -- The ministerial character and preparation suited to our country and the age. / John H. Rice -- Education in the Presbyterian Church; The day of prayer for colleges; Rules of the Board of Education; Plans for schools. / [Presbyterian Church in the United States of America], Board of Education.

    Religious Book Review, ISSN: 0279-9588, earlier entitled RELIGIOUS BOOK GUIDE, ISSN: 0008-7939 and Religious Book Guide for Booksellers and Librarians.
    A good resource available at divinity schools and large libraries. These periodicals offer a wide range of reviews for both scholarly and more popular works, plus a subject index to current books, and annotated lists of new releases. No longer being published.

    Russell, Jeffrey Burton, A History of Witchcraft: Sorcery, Heretics, Pagan, ISBN: 9780500286340 0500286345.
    A comprehensive work.
    "Drawing comparisons between modern sorcery and that of the ancient world, the authors show how the European witch craze in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries developed out of a combination of ancient sorcery and medieval Christian heresy, paganism, folklore, scholastic theology, and inquisitorial trials. Whether the diabolical witchcraft for which men and women went to the stake ever existed is open to question. What matters more is that it was believed to exist by intellectuals and peasants alike. 110 illustrations." -- Publisher

    Schaff, Philip, The Harmony of the Reformed Confessions, 1877.

    *Schaff, Philip, Schaff's History of Christianity, 8 volumes, ISBN: 0802880479 9780802880475.
    "A brilliant, detailed account of the history of Christianity up to and including the continental Reformation. Well written, and easy to read. One of the most informative and valuable treatments available. Based on the edition published in 1910." -- Cyril J. Barber
    The History of the Christian Church, Philip Schaff
    http://www.reformedreader.org/history/schaff/

    *Singer, Margaret Thaler, and Janja Lalich, Cults in our Midst, ISBN: 0787900516 9780787900519.
    Said to be one of the best secular refutation of cults and cult psychology.
    "The country's leading authority on cults, Margaret Thaler Singer, calls on her nearly fifty years of expertise to write the definitive book on cults. Written with author and former cult member Janja Lalich, Singer's first book is a shocking expose' that reveals what cults are and how they work. CULTS IN OUR MIDST offers vital information on how to help people escape cult entrapments and recover from the experience. This compelling book debunks commonly held myths and answers perplexing questions about cults. CULTS IN OUR MIDST is filled with practical strategies and suggestions for understanding the cult phenomenon and helping the cult members break free." -- Publisher

    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'."

    Stauffer, Joseph C. and Joseph Segen, The Patient's Guide to Medical Tests: Everything You Need to Know About the Tests Your Doctor Prescribes, ISBN: 081603530X 9780816035304.
    "Medicine has become more dependent on sophisticated diagnostic techniques. Because these are expensive, insurers with an eye on the bottom line may not want to pay for them. Consumers need to know enough about these procedures to make informed decisions concerning their care. THE PATIENT'S GUIDE TO MEDICAL TESTS, written by a clinical chemist and a physician, offers basic information about 1,000 commonly used medical terms. Librarians may be familiar with this title, which appeared in a third edition in 1986. However, according to the publisher, substantial updating makes the volume under review a new book, rather than a fourth edition.
    "An introduction covers the mechanics of specimen collection and explains how to use the book. The entries are arranged alphabetically by the name of the test. Each entry includes a description of the test, the possible meaning of abnormal results, the cost, and special instructions or precautions. See references refer users from terms not used to those used as entries, as well as to a glossary at the end of the text. The latter contains brief entries that define technical terms and some very specialized tests performed only in major research centers. There is also a short list of medical abbreviations. Although this book covers more tests, it is far less informative than THE YALE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE PATIENT'S GUIDE TO MEDICAL TESTS [RBB D 15 97]. It has no illustrations and rarely discusses the amount of pain or discomfort that may be involved in the procedures. The tables of normal and abnormal values will be confusing for unsophisticated users. The list of serious illnesses that can cause abnormal results may be frightening to some as there is no discussion of follow-up care. The Yale title is the best choice for reference and consumer-health collections. The Facts On File title is an acceptable supplement and an adequate addition to circulating collections." -- Booklist

    *Tenney, Merrill C. (editor), The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, 5 volumes (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House).
    Moises Silva (revision editor), and Merrill C. Tenney, The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, revised, full-color edition, ISBN: 9780310209737 0310209730 9780310241324 0310241324 9780310241331 0310241332 9780310241348 0310241340 9780310241355 0310241359 9780310241362 0310241367.
    Contains extensive bibliography.
    Annotation is for the black and white edition.
    "Over 1500 photographs and illustrations, along with nearly 300 maps, are included. Valuable bibliographies and helpful cross referencing make the set even more useful. Over 5000 pages in five hardcover volumes." -- CBD
    "This up-to-date, thoroughly evangelical Bible encyclopedia is a best-seller at GCB and highly recommended. A tremendous help for the pastor, Sunday School teacher, scholar, and every dedicated Christian who wants to understand his/her Bible better . . ." -- GCB "Written by evangelicals, but other viewpoints are generally represented. Has received mixed reviews -- the quality of some articles is questionable. One place to come for a (but not the), evangelical viewpoint on biblical topics." -- Robert J. Kepple

    Thornwell, James H. (1812-1862), Analysis of Calvin's Institutes, With Notes, Questions and Comments. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "A valuable, but sometimes overlooked, aid in understanding Calvin's masterpiece. Great for use as a study guide or for use in teaching groups." -- Publisher

    Usdin, Earl, and Irene S Forrest, Psychotherapeutic Drugs ISBN:

    Various, [Miscellaneous, vol. 2].
    Contents: Address, delivered before the Phi Sigma and Hermean Societies of the University of Mississippi, Oxford. / Jefferson Davis -- Letter to his excellency Governor Manning on public instruction in South Carolina. / James Henley Thornwell -- The state of the country. / James Henley Thornwell -- Review of Paley's moral philosophy. / [Anonymous] -- Letters to Thomas Cooper, M.D. / [Samuel P. Pressley] -- Pastoral letter on the observance of the Sabbath. / [Anonymous] -- An address delivered before the Philomathean and Euphemian literary societies of Erskine College at the annual commencement. / B.M. Palmer -- Our historic mission; an address delivered before the Eunomian and Phi-Mu societies of La Grange Synodical College. / B.M. Palmer -- Inaugural address delivered on the 7th July, 1858, before the trustees of the La Grange Synodical College. / John H. Gray -- Address on occasion of laying the foundation of the Presbyterial Fem. Col. Institute, at Pontotoc. / John Newton Waddel -- Address on public education, delivered in the Hall of Representatives, by joint invitation of the Senate and House of Representatives, in Jackson, Miss. / John Newton Waddel -- Inaugural address on the nature and advantages of the course of study in institutions of higher learning. / John Newton Waddel -- Farewell letter. / William Swan Plumer -- Christian missions and african colonization. / John Bailey Adger -- A rejoinder to the Princeton Review, upon the Elohim Revealed, touching the doctrine of imputation and kindred topics. / Samuel J. Baird -- Reply to the attack of Rev. R.J. Breckinridge, D.D., Ll.D., upon the Louisville Presbytery, and defence of the Declaration and Testimony made in the Synod of Kentucky. / Samuel Ramsey Wilson -- Signals from the Atlantic cable. / Cortlandt van Renssellaer -- Speech of the Rev. C.A. Davis, of Memphis, Tennessee, before the General Assembly of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, on a motion to nullify certain political and radical deliverances of previous assemblies upon rebellion and slavery. / Claiborne Albert Davis -- Testimony of distinguished laymen to the value of the sacred Scriptures. / [Francis Bacon, John Milton, et al.] -- An address on behalf of the society for the relief of superannuated ministers and the indigent families of deceased ministers of the Synod of South Carolina. / John Lafayette Girardeau.

    Various, Miscellaneous, Vol. 6.
    Contents: Church fellowship, a sermon preached at the opening of the Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, May 16, 1816. / John Black -- Divine and human rights, or, the Westminster Confession and the Constitution of the United States tested by the Holy Scripture. / Chauncey Webster -- A circular addressed to the ministers of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in North America, requesting them to meet in convention in the city of Pittsburgh, on the sixth day of August, 1834. / Ebenezer Cooper and Gavin M'Millan -- Argument on the Arminian controversy. / [Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America] -- Extracts from the minutes of the Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. -- [Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church], Notices of particular offences, necessary to be attended to as objects of censure, in the present state of the church. / [Anonymous] -- The true deaconship, or, strictures on a pamphlet entitled 'The scriptural deacon, &c.' / David Smith -- An essay on the application of reformation principles to the American government. / John Knox Jr. -- Review of extracts of minutes and other papers. / David Scott -- An address on a scriptural education. / [Reformed Presbyterian Church, General Synod]. -- Letter on the higher powers. / Thomas Sproull -- The anti-slavery examiner, no. 8; correspondence between the hon. F.H. Elmore, one of the South Carolina delegation in Congress, and James G. Birney, one of the secretaries of the American Anti-Slavery Society. -- Protestantism, the parent and guardian of civil and religious liberty. / John N. McLeod -- O'Connell and the Wesleyans; the calumnies, falsehoods and religion of O'Connell exposed, and Protestantism defended, in seven letters; with Babylon fallen, a poem in 32 stanzas. / Daniel M'Afee -- Provisional committee of the proposed evangelical alliance, Dublin branch. / J.S. Blackwood . . . [et al.] -- Address to the members of the Reformed Presbyterian Church on covenant-renovation. / [Reformed Presbyterian Synod in Ireland] -- Plan of education for the ministry of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Ireland. / [Reformed Presbyterian Synod in Ireland] -- The Sabbath; its adaptation to man's intellectual and moral nature. / James Hamilton -- The Sabbath. / Edward Bickersteth -- The Christian Sabbath. / Richard Winter Hamilton -- The key of knowledge taken away by the National Board of Education; with strictures on a sermon entitled, 'Education, religion and liberty, ' lately preached and published by the Rev. William Johnston, Belfast. / Thomas Carlile.

    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=

    *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

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

    Walker, Patrick, The Theology and Theologians of Scotland.

    Walker and Company, a Division of Walker Publishing Co., Inc., 720 Fifth Ave., New York, NY.
    Some best-selling Christian books are available in large type from Walker Company. Write for a listing of publications.
    http://www.walkerbooks.com/

    *Weaver, Henry Grady, Mainspring of Human Progress.
    A monograph on the history of freedom.
    Includes bibliography.

    *Webster, Noah, 1828 Edition of Webster's American Dictionary of the English Language, A facsimile of the 1828 first edition. Alternate title: NOAH WEBSTER'S FIRST EDITION OF AN AMERICAN DICTIONARY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
    "Throughout the AMERICAN DICTIONARY, Noah Webster uses the Scriptures to define words, and illustrate usage. . . . Noah Webster's AMERICAN DICTIONARY remains today the pure repository of three essential ingredients of America's Christian history. It reflects our Christian philosophy of life, our Christian philosophy of government, and our Christian philosophy of education. Unmistakably it reveal the degree to which the Bible was America's basic textbook and how it was related to all fields. Noah Webster laid his foundation of etymology upon the Scripture and his research into the origin of language stems from this premise. One cannot read his definitions nor study his discussions of the grammatical construction of our language without encountering at every point a scriptural, Christian philosophy of life." -- Publisher
    "It is the sincere desire of the writer that our citizens should early understand that the genuine source of correct republican principles is the Bible, particularly the New Testament or the Christian religion." -- Noah Webster, Preface
    "In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed. . . . No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people." -- Noah Webster
    http://webstersdictionary1828.com/

    Wells, Joseph T., Encyclopedia of Fraud, 2005 Edition, loose leaf (Obsidian Pub. Co., January 1, 2002), 916 pages, ISBN: 1889277371 9781889277370.
    "A wealth of anti-fraud information exists today, but until now the material was scattered in thousands of sources and locales. Written for practitioners, academics and anyone with an interest in fraud, the ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FRAUD, 2005 EDITION provides the user with easy access to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners' vast body of fraud knowledge.
    "Organized by both topic and type of fraud scheme, users will find:

  • The latest studies, surveys, publications and expert commentary in the anti-fraud field
  • Biographical entries about notable fraudsters and fraud cases
  • An appendix including a reference guide on where and how to find information about fraud prevention and detection
    "2005 Highlights include:
  • New legislation including Check 21
  • New sentencing guidelines for organizations
  • New protections for whistleblowing
  • New statues including aggravated identity theft
  • Sarbanes-Oxley and SAS 99
  • Case studies on Adelphia, Enron, Tyco, Parmalat, WorldCom and Global Crossing
    "Available in print and on CD-ROM, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF FRAUD, 2005 EDITION is an essential reference tool for every anti-fraud professional's library.
    "Joseph T. Wells, CFE, CPA, is the founder and Chairman of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and a professor of fraud examination at the University of Texas at Austin. He writes, researches, and lectures to business and professional groups on fraud-related issues and is frequently quoted in the national and international media. He has won top writing awards from both Internal Auditor and the Journal of Accounting magazines, and he is a winner of the Innovation in Accounting Education Award presented by the American Accounting Association. Mr. Wells is a member of both the Journal Accountancy Hall of Fame and the AICPA Hall of Fame, and for the last seven years in a row, he has been named to Accounting Today's list of top 100 most influential people in accounting." -- Publisher

    Wesley, John, A Christian Library. Consisting of extracts from and abridgments of the choicest pieces of practical divinity, which have been publish'd in the English tongue. In fifty volumes. By John Wesley, M.A. Fellow of Lincoln-College, Oxford, Bristol, 1749-55, 50 vols.
    "In this collection of writings, he mostly ignores the church fathers (represented only by the apostolic fathers and Macarius), the great medieval scholastics, and the reformers. Instead, Wesley focuses on recent centuries (from as far back as the sixteenth up to his contemporaries like Jonathan Edwards in the eighteenth), English works (including both Puritans and Established churchmen who took turns persecuting each other), and above all, 'Practical Divinity'." -- Reader's Comment

    Strunk, William, Jr. and Elwyn B. White, The Elements of Style, ISBN: 9781292026640 1292026642.

    Various, Sixty-three Reference Sets in Over Five Hundred Volumes Reprinted to Research Library Standards on the Exploration and Development of North America and the Emergence of the American Republic: Documentary sources standard histories, cooperative works, series, and collected papers.

    Winter, Ruth, A Consumer's Dictionary of Food Additives, 5th edition, ISBN: 0609803662 9780609803660.
    "What am I eating? This book answers that question by describing more than 8,000 ingredients found in foods. The dictionary format lets you look up an ingredient alphabetically and learn what it is, how and why it's used, and the benefits and risks. You can decode an ingredient from a food label -- haven't you always wondered just what 'guar gum' is? -- or just skim for interesting facts. For example, the entry on 'civet, absolute' explains that this essential oil used as a flavoring is 'derived from the unctuous secretions from the receptacles between the anus and genitalia of both the male and female civet cat.' Not very appetizing! You'll find this ingredient in raspberry, butter, caramel, grape, and rum flavorings in beverages, desserts, and chewing gum. This book also explains commonly used (but poorly understood), food-label terms like 'lite' and 'low fat,' what counts as a serving for different food groups, and various ways of processing food. There's a helpful chart of food storage guidelines, and resources (including Web sites), for people with food allergies or sensitivities. Ruth Winter, an award-winning science writer, is also the author of A CONSUMER'S DICTIONARY OF COSMETIC INGREDIENTS and several other books." -- Joan Price

    Zaret, Barry L., Peter I. Jatlow, Lee D. Katz (editors), The Patient's Guide to Medical Tests, ISBN: 0395765366 9780395765364.
    "In this era of rapidly changing medical practice, it's more important than ever to have objective, reliable sources of medical information. This is especially critical in the area of diagnostic tests -- the fastest-growing and most costly aspect of modern medicine. Are you unaware of tests and procedures that might save your life? Or are you undergoing a test unnecessarily? How do you know? Whom do you ask? Now, from one of the nation's highly acclaimed medical schools, comes the most complete, authoritative, and practical book for the general public on diagnostic tests and procedures. Every day, tens of thousands of Americans undergo medical tests -- everything from routine cancer screening and blood tests to the most advanced imaging scans and endoscopic examinations. All too often, patients have no idea what to expect. This book answers the questions that patients are afraid or reluctant to ask: Will it hurt? How long will it take? Who will be in charge? Are there any risks? What do the results mean? What's the next step? Each of the 29 chapters in this essential book is written by a Yale faculty member who is an authority in the area. Hundreds of the most commonly performed diagnostic tests are described in clear, understandable language and presented in concise, easy-to-follow charts. Many sections are illustrated. There's also practical advice from the doctors, nurses, and technicians who administer the tests. You'll learn what you should and should not do before the procedure and what factors may alter the results. In addition to diagnostic studies ordered or performed by doctors, this book covers test you can do at home. Some of these, such as home blood sugar (glucose) monitoring for diabetes and self-checking of blood pressure, help patients achieve better control over life-threatening diseases. This book belongs in every home health library. In it you'll find the information you need to become a more informed partner with your doctor in maintaining your own health and that of every member of your family." -- Publisher

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    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.
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    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.

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    AMS Press Reprints (New York, NY: AMS Press, Incorporated http://www.amspressinc.com/), The Millennium in America: From the Puritan Migration to the Civil War, a series, ISBN: 0404609422, 9780404609429.

  • The Puritan Interpretation of Scripture
  • The Puritan Doctrine of the Last Judgment
  • The Puritan Vision of New Jerusalem
  • Increase Mather: Selected Works
  • Samuel Willard: Selected Works
  • Representative Writings of the Eighteenth Century: Scriptural Interpretations
  • Representative Writings of the Eighteenth Century: Applications of Prophecy
  • The Earthquakes of the Apocalypse
  • Edwardsian Revivalism From the Great Awakening to the Revolution
  • Charles Chauncy
  • The French and Indian Wars
  • Sermons of the American Revolution
  • The Celebration of Nationhood
  • Loyalist Millenarians
  • Poems on the Rising Glory of America
  • Interpretations of the French Revolution
  • Title Signs of the Times: The Late Eighteenth Century
  • Timothy Dwight: Selected Writings
  • Elhanan Winchester
  • Abshire, Gary M., Ethics, Society and Computers: A Bibliography (University of Southwestern Louisiana. Computer Science Department).

    Adeney, Bernard T., Just War, Political Realism and Faith (ATLA Bibliographic Series, No. 24. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated, 1988), ISBN: 0810821524 9780810821521.

    American Theological Library Association, Research in Ministry: An Index to D.Min. Projects and Theses

    Barber, Cyril J., Best Books for Your Bible Study Library, 96 pages, ISBN: 0872130452 9780872130456.

    Barber, Cyril J., and Charles Swindoll (foreword), The Minister's Library, Volume 1, ISBN: 0802452965 9780802452962.
    WorldCat note: "Contents: V. 1, 1970 and earlier; V. 2, 1971-1985; V. 3, 1986-1987."
    Cyril Barber has served as associate professor of bibliography at Talbot Theological Seminary, librarian at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois, and as a counseling associate with Insights for Living.
    Similar to the 1974 Baker edition (with a few citations apparently being edited out of the 1974 edition), but with the addition of indexes to authors, titles, and subjects.
    The Dewey Decimal Classification number is given with each citation. Contains a valuable section on How to Set Up Your Library including a Subject Guide to Dewey Decimal Classification.
    An asterisk (*) designates those books pertinent for the evangelical pastor.

    Barber, Cyril J., The Minister's Library, Volume 2, ISBN: 080245299X 9780802452993.
    "This volume contains the most current reference works from 1971 to 1985. . . . Emphasis is on books dedicated to the expository declaration of God's Word." -- GCB
    A compilation of periodic supplements 1-4, issued 1976-1982. Includes author, title, and subject indexes.
    WorldCat note: "Contents: V. 1, 1970 and earlier; V. 2, 1971-1985; V. 3, 1986-1987."

    Barber, Cyril J., The Minister's Library, Volume 3, 1986-1987, ISBN: 0802453015 9780802453013.

    Barber, Cyril J., and Maurice L. Bickley, The Minister's Library, Volume 3 (1986-2005), an online resource.
    "In 1989 Moody Press issued Supplement #1 (1986-1987), to Volume 3 of THE MINISTER'S LIBRARY.
    "Supplement #2 (1988-1989), was prepared but never published.
    "The present volume, covers 1986 through 2005. It includes the material found in Supplement #1 plus material covering publications issued between 1988 and 2005 inclusive." -- Note at website for the online edition of Volume 3.
    This online, enlarged version of Volume 3 (the first printing of Volume 3 only included work from 1986-1987), does not appear to include Volume 1 and Volume 2 and periodic supplements issued to Cyril Barber's bibliographic reference works from 1971-1985 which are found, apparently, in THE MINISTER'S LIBRARY, VOLUME 1, (Baker, 1974 and Moody, 1985), and THE MINISTER'S LIBRARY, VOLUME 2. -- compiler].
    WorldCat note: "Contents: V. 1, 1970 and earlier; V. 2, 1971-1985; V. 3, 1986-1987."

    Barber, Cyril J., The Minister's Library, Supplement (1986-1987) (Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1989).
    Foreword by Joseph M. Stowell. Includes author, title, and subject indexes.

    Bauer, David R., An Annotated Guide to Biblical Resources for Ministry, ISBN: 1565637232 9781565637238.
    "This is one of those rare bibliographic guides that every student of religion, seminarian, and minister will want to have on his or her bookshelf. The focus of this guide is on biblical studies. It contains entries on 2,200 books written by 1,300 scholars. Annotations describe and evaluate books that are highly recommended. Virtually every topic in biblical studies is noted: commentaries on each book of the Bible; biblical histories, theologies, and ethics; books on the canon, archaeology, early Judaism, and interpretive methods; and technical books such as grammars, concordances, Bible dictionaries, and atlases. The great strength of this guide is not only that it provides the reader with a wealth of information but also that the format it follows is eminently reader-friendly. The Guide is invaluable for assisting the student, seminarian, or minister in building a personal library. I highly recommend it!" -- Reader's Comment

    Beeke, Joel R. (editor), and Sinclair B. Ferguson (editor), Reformed Confessions Harmonized, ISBN: 080105222X.
    "Despite the acknowledged importance of confessional statements throughout church history, the most significant of these documents have never before been published in a single volume. Now Drs. Beeke and Ferguson have harmonized seven important Reformed confessions into a convenient parallel arrangement.
    "Joel R. Beeke is pastor of Heritage Netherlands Reformed Congregation in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and professor of systematic theology and homiletics at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. Sinclair B. Ferguson, former professor at Westminster Theological Seminary, is now the minister of St. Georges-Tron parish in Glasgow, Scotland, and the author of numerous books on Reformed theology." -- Publisher
    "A helpful tool for ministers, scholars, church leaders, and all who love the Reformed faith." -- R.C. Sproul

    *Beeke, Joel R., Justification by Faith: A Bibliography (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, Inc.).
    Nearly 400 works on justification are arranged alphabetically by author. Includes the works of Augustine, Calvin, Zanchius, Owen, Manton, Boston, Watson, Edwards, and many others.

    *Beeke, Joel R. and Randall J. Pederson, Meet the Puritans: With A Guide to Modern Reprints, ISBN: 1601780001.
    "It's endorsed by Packer, Piper, MacArthur, Sproul, Duncan, Mohler, Ferguson -- and the recommendations go on and on.
    "It's packed with terse information, illustrations, great biographies on more than 140 individual Puritan authors, overviews of over 700 individual Puritan volumes, a list of all the known reprints published between 1956 and 2005, excellent articles, and a glossary of terms used. At 900 pages, its a deep well of information. As clothbound, it's made to endure years of use.
    "Important helps include chapters on who the Puritans are, why we should read them, and short histories of the English, Scottish and Dutch Puritans. I found the short history of the resurgence of Puritan literature in the 20th century especially interesting.
    "Here is just one quote, taken from the section explaining why we should read the Puritans today:

    With the Spirit's blessing, Puritan writings can enrich your life as a Christian in many ways as they open the Scriptures and apply them practically, probing your conscience, indicting your sins, leading you to repentance, shaping your faith, guiding your conduct, comforting you in Christ and conforming you to Him, and bringing you into full assurance of salvation and a lifestyle of gratitude to the triune God for His great salvation (xix).
    "Perfect for the beginner and the more advanced reader, MEET THE PURITANS will help guide and direct your way through the forest of Puritan authors.
    "In summary, I cannot say it better than our friend, Dr. Ligon Duncan:
    Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson have produced a tremendous gift to and resource for all who want an entryway into the study of the Puritans. They not only provide accurate biographical and theological introduction to every Puritan whose works have been reprinted in the last fifty years, but also combine with their helpful summaries an insightful analysis. If this were not enough, they've added major appendices that include the so-called Scottish Puritans (that is, the great Scottish theologians who were contemporaries of and like-minded brethren in doctrine and piety with the English Puritans), as well as the Dutch Further Reformation divines. MEET THE PURITANS, WITH A GUIDE TO MODERN REPRINTS is a must have. I know of nothing like it. If you are looking for a reliable window into the life, theology, piety and ministry of the Puritans -- this is it.
    "Like I said, a monumental work!" -- The Shepherd's Scrapebook
    The format of the book is simple. After a Preface explaining how to profit from reading the Puritans, a brief word about where to begin and a brief history of English Puritanism, there comes a long list of authors. Each author has his own chapter containing a short biography and a list of his books that have been reprinted. There is a review of each book along with publishing information and the number of pages. And that is the heart of the book and continues for some 800 pages. Five appendices deal with collections of Puritan writings, Scottish divines, Dutch further Reformation divines, secondary sources on the Puritans and a final word on Puritanism courtesy of J.I. Packer. In short, this is a one-stop-shop for all you could want to know as a beginner to the Puritans. And if you are already a fan of their writing, this book will lead you further and deeper, guiding you to the best books available." -- Reader's Comment

    *Beeke, Joel R., A Reader's Guide to Reformed Theology: An Annotated Bibliography of Reformed Theology, ISBN: 1892777150 9781892777157.

    Bension-von der Ohe, Elizabeth, and Valmari M. Mason, An Annotated Bibliography of U.S. Scholarship on the History of the Family, ISBN: 0404616062 9780404616069.
    "Comprehensive annotated bibliographies are worth their weight in gold. This one is extensive and covers virtually all aspects of marriage and family living. Included are dissertations, journal articles, book reviews, and replicated research. D.Min. students will find this an invaluable resource." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *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

    *Bowker, R.R., Forthcoming Books (New York, NY: R.R. Bowker), ISSN: 0015-8119.

    *Bowker, R.R., Books in Print (New York, NY: R.R. Bowker), ISSN: 0068-0214.
    Issued annually as a set of books and bi-monthly on CD-ROM. Full text of book reviews may be obtained as an option with the CD-ROM version.
    The Bowker/Whitaker Global Books-in-print CD-ROM is the largest source of information on books in print. Large research libraries subscribe to this database on CD-ROM. Search here for books published abroad.
    Bowker's Books-in-print
    http://www.booksinprint.com/bip/

    *Bowker, R.R., Religious Books, 1876-1982, ISBN: 0835216020 9780835216029 0835217396 9780835217392 0835217418 9780835217415 0835217426 9780835217422 0835217434 9780835217439.
    Indexed by author and title and listed by Library of Congress Subject Headings. The author index gives the years the author lived.

    Brauer, Jerald C. (editor), Brian Gerrish (associate editor), and et al., The Westminster Dictionary of Church History, 887 pages, ISBN: 0664212859 9780664212858.

    Brooks, Richard S., and David K. Himrod, Science and Religion in the English-speaking World, 1600-1727: A Bibliographic Guide to the Secondary Literature, ISBN: 0810840111 9780810840119.

    Buzzard, Lynn R., and Christian Legal Society, Law and Theology: An Annotated Bibliography

    *Cambridge University Library, Acton Collection, Acton Collection . . .
    "In October 1902 Viscount Morley of Blackburn presented to the University the library of the late Lord Acton . . . A full catalogue of this collection of nearly 60,000 volumes is in preparation; but it was thought that it might prove useful to issue during the progress of the work bulletins of some specially interesting sections of the library."

    Cervo, Diane M, Del, and Research Publications, Inc., Witchcraft in Europe and America: Guide to the Microfilm Collection, ISBN: 0892350741 9780892350742.

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

    Couper, William James, The Edinburgh Periodical Press: Being a Bibliographical Account of the Newspapers, Journals, and Magazines Issued in Edinburgh From the Earliest Times to 1800, 2 volumes.

    Couper, William James, Records of Scottish Church History Society 5 (1935), 227-37, 6 (1938), 68-79, 183-92, 299-304, The Literature of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, ISSN: 0264-5572.

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

    Crumb, Lawrence N., The Oxford Movement and Its Leaders: A Bibliography of Secondary and Lesser Primary Sources, ISBN: 9780810862807 0810862808 (ATLA Bibliography Series. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated, 1988).

    Cunningham, William (1805-1861), and James Buchanan (1804-1870), Proposal for the Foundation and Formation of Libraries in the Manses of the Free Church of Scotland: With a Catalogue of Books.

    *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

    Day, Heather F., Protestant Theological Education in America: A Bibliography, ISBN: 0810818426 9780810818422.

    Duncan, J. Ligon, III and David W. Hall, The Westminster Assembly: A Guide to Basic Bibliography (Oak Ridge, TN [The Covenant Foundation, 190 Manhattan Avenue, Oak Ridge 37830]: The Covenant Foundation), ISBN: 1884416012.

    Early English Books Text Creation Partnership
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/eebo/

    Gee, Edward (1657-1730), The Catalogue of all the Discourses Published Against Popery, during the reign of King James II by the members of the Church of England, and by the non-conformists with the names of the authors of them, 1689

    The Gerritsen Collection of Women's History, 1543-1945: A Bibliographic Guide to the Microform Collection, ISBN: 0667006834 9780667006836.

    Glaspey, Terry W., Great Books of the Christian Tradition, ISBN: 1565073568 9781565073562.
    Suggestions for books and reading, including ten books to get started, lists for specific time periods, short excerpts from many authors, 100 novels for group discussion, and 100 books to read with children. -- Publisher
    "Have used this book heavily to build my library of classics. It is an annotated book list divided into Christian, non-Christian, and Children's literature and by historical periods: The Ancient World, The Middle Ages, The Early Modern World (The Reformation, Renaissance), The Eighteenth Century, The Nineteenth Century, The Twentieth Century, and Contemporary Candidates for Greatness. Parents, such as myself, will greatly appreciate the separate chapter and list dedicated solely to Children's literature. I have used this chapter to collect quality books for my children.
    "Glaspey gives you a short commentary on each book (and excerpts from some authors), and tells you how best to make use of the reading lists he provides. He also gives good reasons why Christians should read non-Christian books. Also provided is a list of ten books which he feels every Christian ought to know. Included are books by C.S. Lewis, Dostoevsky, Augustine, and Tozer among others.
    "This is a book for Christian biblioholics to savor. It was through this book that I discovered some of my favorites such as A TESTAMENT OF DEVOTION by Thomas Kelly, and Christian authors such as Walker Percy, Alexander Solzhenitsyn, and Flannery O'Connor. Many books he names, Christian and non-Christian, I already knew and read, and others, such as books by Norman Geisler, I was disappointed to find missing. But overall, this is an excellent resource and one that is unique. Highly recommended." -- Reader's Comment

    Glynn, John J. and Darrell L. Bock, Commentary and Reference Survey: A Comprehensive Guide to Biblical and Theological Resources, revised edition (Kregel Academic and Professional, March 2007), ISBN: 9780825427374 0825427371.
    "Now in its tenth edition, this reliable, acclaimed guide lists and ranks approximately 900 commentaries and 1,600 other biblical resources for the benefit of professors, Bible students, and pastors. Two new chapters on exegetical software round out this comprehensive guide." -- Publisher

    *Green, Jay P., Sr. (1918-2008, general editor), News and Views of the Christian Literature World: An Important Look at Books for Home Bible Study. Alternate title: NEWS, VIEWS AND REVIEWS OF THE CHRISTIAN LITERATURE WORLD.
    Published quarterly. The October 1, 1988 issue (Vol. I, No. 1), featured a listing and reviews of the 250 greatest Christian books in print. The January 1, 1990 issue (Vol. II, No. 1), lists by title, author, and publisher the 300 books selected as the best books in print for home Bible study. BEST BOOKS IN PRINT (cited below), includes 800 in depth Christian book reviews from News and Views of the Christian Literature World and the 325 books designated as Best Books in Print. Each of the reviews has been coded with a Thompson Chain Topic number.

    *Green, Jay P., Sr. (1918-2008, general editor), Best Books in Print (Lafayette, IN [The Sovereign Grace Trust Fund, 1274 Meadowbrooke Drive, P.O. Box 4998, Lafayette 47905]: The Sovereign Grace Trust Fund, 1992).
    "There are more than 25,000 volumes in print which claim to be Christian in content. There are not many Christians who have the background and specific information needed to separate the precious from the vile. The editors have chosen some 800 of the current Christian Books in Print as representative of the publications flooding the market (one Christian publisher alone publishes a book every day of the year). Here you will find in-depth informative reviews of Christian classics, commentaries, dictionaries, atlases, handbooks, encyclopedias, doctrines, behavioral problems of the age, Bible versions, biographies, novels, children's books, denominations, education, cults, philosophy, psychology, devotions, economics, ethics, evangelism, feminism, biblical language books, history, and etc.
    "Besides the hundreds of reviews of the editors, guest reviews from such sound publications as The Christian Observer, The Banner of Truth Magazine, The Standard Bearer, The Trinity Review, etc., as well as from several theological journals, newsletters, and private publications." -- Publisher
    BEST BOOKS IN PRINT includes all the books (about 800), reviewed in News and Views of the Christian Literature World: An Important Look at Books for Home Bible Study and the 325 books designated as Best Books in Print. Each of the reviews has been coded with a Thompson Chain Topic number, and will appear in the topics section of the ONLINE COMPUTER BIBLE. The October 1, 1988 issue (Vol. I, No. 1), featured a listing and reviews of the 250 greatest Christian books in print. The January 1, 1990 issue (Vol. II, No. 1), lists by title, author, and publisher the 300 books selected as the best books in print for home Bible study.
    Sovereign Grace Publishers, Inc. (Jay P. Green, Jr.)
    Tel. 800-447-9142; 765-447-4122 (voice)
    Request a listing of publications.
    E-mail: Sovereign Grace Trust Fund
    http://www.sgpbooks.com/cubecart/index.php

    *Grier, William James, The Best Books: A Guide to Christian Literature, ISBN: 0851510000 9780851510002.

    Hanks, Joyce Main, Jacques Ellul: An Annotated Bibliography, ISBN: 076230619X 9780762306190.
    "Since his death in 1994, the understanding of Jacques Ellul's significance appears to have deepened considerably. A colloquium devoted to his work in Technique, held six months before his death, drew scholars from all over the world to Bordeaux, France. Four years later, in September 1997, the Penn State University conference on Education and Technology attracted over two hundred participants, most of whom gave evidence of interaction with Ellul's thought. His contribution to the study of the sociology and theology of technology has now been universally acknowledged and built upon. Few scholars seem to appreciate, however, the full scope of his work, especially in areas outside their expertise. One of the goals of this volume is to present the totality of his work, as thoroughly as it can now be established, so that interested persons can explore what he wrote in detail." -- Publisher

    *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.

    *Hatcher, Carolyn, Let the Authors Speak: A Guide to Worthy Books Based on Historical Setting, ISBN: 0964068125 9780964068124.
    "This book is an unparalleled resource for classical, historical, and contemporary literature, as well as for classical and contemporary autobiographical, biographical, and historical works. Invaluable for those designing a history/literature curriculum or unit studies. Over 1200 books are briefly annotated and listed 1) chronologically by setting, reading/interest level, and type of work (i.e., biography, novel, myth/legend), 2) by author, and 3) by title. Newbery winners and books reviewed in BOOKS CHILDREN LOVE and HONEY FOR A CHILD'S HEART are highlighted. The author endorses Charlotte Mason's philosophy of reading 'whole books' and encourages the integration of such books into our children's curricula. Recommended by Cathy Duffy, Karen Andreola, Mary Pride, and others." -- GCB
    "This book arranges both historical fiction and classics according to the era in which they are set, according to reading ability level, and according to author. It's a fast way to find something really good to supplement any history course -- or to just find something good to read." -- Reader's Comment

    *Hunt, Gladys M., Honey for a Child's Heart: The Imaginative use of Books in Family Life, revised edition, ISBN: 0310263816 9780310263814.
    "The imaginative use of books in family life. Offers warm, practical advice on how to instill a love for reading in children. Extensive bibliography grouped according to ages.
    "HONEY FOR A CHILD'S HEART, now in its third edition, is one of the best guides to children's books available. It is for parents who know the value of reaching their children with good books. A good book is a gateway into a wider world of wonder, beauty, delight, and adventure. But children don't stumble onto the best books by themselves. They need a parent's help. Author Gladys Hunt discusses everything from how to choose good books for your children to encouraging them to be avid readers. This edition includes an indexed and updated 85-page list of the best children's favorites, HONEY FOR A CHILD'S HEART opens new worlds of reading possibilities for children and parents alike. Are you concerned about building whole children -- children who are alive emotionally, spiritually, and intellectually? Then this book can help. Gladys Hunt deeply believes in the potential of books to assist in this building process. Her tastes are broad, her advice is rooted in experience, and her suggestions will enrich the cultural life of any home.
    "Gladys Hunt is a popular and well-known writer. Among her many books are READ FOR YOUR LIFE and several volumes of the FISHERMAN BIBLE STUDY GUIDE SERIES. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan." -- Publisher
    "There's got to be a reason a book is in its 50th printing! This book is both motivational and informative. I wrote it to encourage parents to read aloud to their children -- and to keep on reading together long after children can read for themselves. Few things bind people together as much as sharing a good book. Without ever leaving your home, you can go on fantastic adventures, meet the same people, laugh at the ridiculous together, weep together over the plight of your favorite characters and learn life lessons from the bravery or foolishness of your main characters! Everyone who has ever read a ripping good story wants to share it with someone else. C.S. Lewis was right when he said that any book worth reading at 10 should be worth reading at 50. That means as you read with your children you get to catch up on all the stories you missed when you were growing up. Reading together gives you a reservoir of experiences from which to examine life and to figure out how to live it. And the bibliography at the end of the book introduces you to books your children should have the opportunity to read Take it to the library with you." -- Gladys Hunt

    *Hindson, Edward (editor), Introduction to Puritan Theology: A Reader, ISBN: 0801041430 9780801041433.
    Foreword by J.I. Packer, dedicated to Dr. John Gerstner, reviewed by Iain Murray. This work grew out of a graduate thesis by the editor.
    "A pioneer venture in identifying the reformed Augustinian stream of thought in the English speaking world over a period of two centuries." -- J.I. Packer
    A scholarly explanation of the term Puritan. An anthology of Puritan writers. Includes an excellent seven-page bibliography of Puritan authors.

    Horner, Tom, Homosexuality and the Judeo-Christian Tradition: An Annotated Bibliography, ISBN: 0810814129 9780810814127.

    *Johnston, George F. (compiler), Abortion From the Religious and Moral Perspective: An Annotated Bibliography (Bibliographies and Indexes in Religious Studies. Praeger Publishers, March 30, 2003), 264 pages, ISBN: 0313314020 9780313314025.
    "Johnston begins by claiming this is not just another bibliography on the subject of abortion. What makes his different? It is narrow in scope, addressing only the religious and moral perspectives without attempting to cover legal, sociological, political, and medical aspects. It contains more entries and has greater depth, is ambitiously comprehensive and includes many important publications, and has citations from all points of view. . . .
    "George F. Johnston is Cataloger at the Langsam Library at the University of Cincinnati. He formerly served as Assistant Librarian at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis." -- Publisher

    Keddie, Gordon J., Bring the Book: A Bibliography of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, 1743-1992 in Reformed Presbyterians in the New World, a special issue of Semper Reformadnda, Vol. 1, No. 3, Fall 1992, ISSN: 20161065-3783.

    *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 files], 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

    Kitto, John (1804-1854), A Cyclopaedia of Biblical Literature, 3 volumes (Edinburgh, Scotland: Adam and Charles Black, 1876).

    Koenig, Harold G., Research on Religion and Aging: An Annotated Bibliography, ISBN: 0313294275 9780313294273.

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

    Malcom, Howard, Theological Index: References to the Principal Works in Every Department of Religious Literature: Embracing Nearly Seventy Thousand Citations, Alphabetically . . . Under two Thousand Heads (Michigan Historical Reprint Series. Scholarly Publishing Office, University of Michigan Library, December 22, 2005), 494 pages, ISBN: 1425555039.
    "This volume is produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library's preservation reformatting program."

    Miethe, Terry L., Augustinian Bibliography, 1970-1980: With Essays on the Fundamentals of Augustinian Scholarship, 218 pages, ISBN: 0313226296 9780313226298.

    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.

    Mills, Watson Early (1979-2001), Bibliographies on the Life and Teachings of Jesus (The Roberts Department of Christianity, Mercer University), ISBN: 077342458X 9780773424586 0773424466 9780773424463 0773424504 9780773424500 0773424520 9780773424524 0773424547 9780773424548 0773424563 9780773424562.

    Mills, Watson E., Index of Reviews of New Testament Books Between 1900-1950, ISBN: 0932180019 9780932180018.

    Mills, Watson E. and et al., (Wisdom) Writings, ISBN: 0865545081 9780865545083.

    Molnar, John Edgar, and Joseph Sabin, Author-title Index to Joseph Sabin's Dictionary of Books Relating to America, ISBN: 0810806525 9780810806528.

    *OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. (WorldCat), 6565 Frantl Road, Dublin, OH 43017-0702.
    This organization has merged the computerized card catalogs of libraries around the world. An OCLC control number is assigned to each entry. Records indicate the libraries where each book may be found, and it is often consulted in inter-library loan situations. Currently there are over 90 million records in this database.
    Online Computer Library Center (OCLC)
    http://www.oclc.org/
    Online Computer Library Center, Inc.
    6565 Frantl Road
    Dublin, OH 43017-0702

    Parker, William, Homosexuality: A Selective Bibliography of Over 3,000 Items, ISBN: 0810804255 9780810804258.
    "3188 entries to English-language and translated foreign literature. Includes pamphlets, government documents, theses, dissertations, journal articles (religious, popular, medical, scientific, and legal), court cases, newspaper items, literary works, and audiovisuals. Arranged according to kind of publication. Entry gives bibliographical information. Appendix of American laws applicable to homosexuality. Subject, author indexes."

    Parker, William, Homosexuality Bibliography: Supplement, 1970-1975, ISBN: 0810810506 9780810810501.
    "Containing more than 3,000 [SUPPLEMENT, 1970-1975 -- compiler], and 3,500 [SECOND SUPPLEMENT, 1976-1982 -- compiler], entries respectively, these bibliographies arrange the material in twelve categories according to the kind of publication in which they appear. In addition, books, pamphlets, and dissertations are included, together with religious, legal, and medical information. This is a most comprehensive work and should serve will the needs of the person doing research in this area." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Parker, William, Homosexuality Bibliography: Second Supplement, 1976-1982, ISBN: 0810817535 9780810817531.
    "Listing of 3600 entries to publications from 1976-1982. Includes books, articles, court cases, dissertations, pamphlets, and documents, all in English or translated into English. Does not include literary works. Arranged according to format. Each entry contains bibliographical information. Miscellaneous appendixes. Subject, author indexes."

    *Pride, Mary, The Big Book of Home Learning, 4 volumes, ISBN: 0891075488 9780891075486 0891075496 9780891075493.
    Volume 1: Getting Started. Introduces all major home school methods and answers your most frequently asked questions.
    Volume 2: Preschool and Elementary.
    Volume 3: Junior High Through College.
    Volume 4: Afterschooling and Extras.
    Each volume is over 500 pages and includes full contact information for every product reviewed.
    "Mary Pride has researched tons of educational products. . . . I love Pride's philosophy of teaching and trust her conclusions. She has saved me years of hunting for good educational supplies." -- Reader's Comment "Here is a complete guide to everything educational for you and your children. . . . You will find resources and information here that are not available elsewhere." -- GCB

    *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

    Puritan Reformed Seminary Author/title Index
    http://www.puritanseminary.org/files/PRC_Authors.pdf

    Roberts, Richard O., Whitefield in Print: A Bibliographic Record, ISBN: 0940033283 9780940033283.
    George Whitefield, Wikipedia
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Whitefield

    Sherman, Doug, Toward a Christian Theology of Work.
    "Doug Sherman's master's thesis . . . the Bible's teaching on work; and the implications of this truth for the Christian's work ethic . . . Especially useful is the extensive bibliography." -- Publisher

    Barnard, Henry, Slavery, A Bibliographic Guide to the Microfiche Collection, ISBN: 0667006729 9780667006720.

    Barnard, Henry, Slavery, A Bibliography and Union List of the Microform Collection, ISBN: 0667006133 9780667006133.

    *Sonnenschein, William Swan (1855-1931), The Best Books; A Reader's Guide and Literary Reference Book, Being a Contribution Towards Systematic Bibliography, by William Swan Sonnenschein (William Swan Stallybrass), with an introd. by Francesco Cordasco, 3d ed., entirely rewritten (London: G. Routledge, 1910-35 and Detroit: Gale Research Co., 1969), 6 volumes, 3759 p.
    *Index to the Archives of Swan Sonnenschein and Co., 1878-1911, ISBN: 0859640043 9780859640046 0914146122 9780914146124.

    *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
    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), 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, 1988, 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."

    *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. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "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

    *Stockwell, Clinton, E. (compiler), The Christian and the Workplace: A Select Bibliography.

    *Stogdill, Ralph M., Leadership: Abstracts and Bibliography, 1904-1974 (Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 1977).
    "Up to the time of this death, Stogdill was one of the leading men in the country on the subject of leadership. This bibliography covers seventy years of publications in the areas allied with planning, organizing, controlling, and directing the activities of others. Containing only experimental research articles and papers (with 3700 entries in all), the material in this volume surveys virtually every facet of leadership. Not all entries are of equal value. Pastors pursuing D.Min. degree programs in leadership administration will find a wealth of usable material here. No college or seminary library can afford to be without this valuable bibliography." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Tame, Chris R., and Centre for Policy Studies, Bibliography of Freedom, 1980, ISBN: 0905880250 9780905880259.

    James, Thomas (c. 1572-1629), An Early 17th Century Bodleian Library Catalogue by Thomas James (c. 1572-1629)
    "This was perhaps the first alphabetically ordered catalogue for the Bodleian. James was also the author of various theological and polemical works."
    http://www.prdl.org/author_view.php?a_id=4239&type=Other

    Cervo, Diane M, Del, and Research Publications, Inc., Witchcraft in Europe and America: Guide to the Microfilm Collection, ISBN: 0892350741 9780892350742.

    Adler, Mortimer, and Max Weismann, How to Think About the Great Ideas: From The Great Books of Western Civilization, ISBN: 0812694120 9780812694123.
    Mortimer Adler concluded that more problems are caused by the denial of God than by anything else -- it changes the whole tenure of life. A compendium index is available for the series.

    August, Eugene R., Men's Studies: A Selected and Annotated Interdisciplinary Bibliography, ISBN: 0585211272 9780585211275.
    "Provides a starting point for those pursuing further research. . . . The bibliography will prove useful to D.Min. students involved in pastoral counseling as well as to those in evangelism who seek to chart a course for the church in the closing decades of this century. The information treats outreach, as well as the needs of men in school, public life, academia, institutions, and, in fact, all walks of life." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Batson, Beatrice, John Bunyan's Grace Abounding and the Pilgrim's Progress: An Overview of Literary Studies, 1960-1987, ISBN: 0824066308 9780824066307.

    Branson, Mark Lau, The Reader's Guide to the Best Evangelical Books, ISBN: 0060610468 9780060610463.
    A relatively short but select annotated listing. Of particular interest are selections by many Christian leaders of the 10 most influential books in their lives. Mark Lau Branson is General Secretary of the Theological Students Fellowship, a professional organization that promotes evangelical scholarship at numerous seminaries and universities. He is managing editor of the World Evangelical Fellowship's International Journal of Evangelical Ethics and Director of Summer School of New College for Advanced Christian Studies, Berkeley, California. Includes index.

    Christian Research Institute, CRI Resource Catalog (San Juan Capistrano, CA: Christian Research Institute Internati).onal

    Day, Heather F., Protestant Theological Education in America: A Bibliography, ISBN: 0810818426 9780810818422.

    Gorder, Cheryl, and Don Hubbs, Home Education Resource Guide, 4th edition, ISBN: 0933025483 9780933025486.
    "A comprehensive resource guide for the parent-educator. 'If you can afford only one resource directory, this is the one to buy'." -- Library Journal
    "This title has been used by homeschoolers since 1987 and is a comprehensive guide to resources for a home education." -- Publisher "Provides current information on hundreds of important resources for homeschoolers. Includes lists of correspondence schools, curricula, testing services, reading and math helps, support groups, educational toys and games, many more. Mary Pride says: "Those dedicated to home schooling, especially home school leaders, will get some mileage out of the Resource Guide." -- GCB

    Gorman, C.E., and Lyn Gorman with Donald N. Matthews, Theological and Religious Reference Materials, 3 volumes (Vol. 3: Practical Theology), ISBN: 0313209243 9780313209246.
    "Practical theology has been viewed, not as a series of discrete disciplines, but as a unified whole, relying heavily upon the social sciences as it also tries to make practical the results of the study of theology. For this reason, this reference volume has sections on education, counseling, and sociology in addition to liturgy, and worship and homiletics. Comprehensive; it is hard to imagine anything that the authors should have included, but failed to do so. Recommended." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Horner, Tom, Homosexuality and the Judeo-Christian Tradition: An Annotated Bibliography, ISBN: 0810814129 9780810814127.

    Kissinger, Warren S., Sermon on the Mount: A History of Interpretation and Bibliography, 463 pages, ISBN: 0810811863 9780810811867.
    "A thorough survey of the history of parable interpretation from the period of the Church Fathers to the present, with the most extensive bibliography to date on the parables as a whole and on individual parables." -- Publisher

    *Kistemaker, Simon J., The Parables of Jesus: A History of Interpretation and Bibliography, 301 pages, ISBN: 0801054230 9780801054235.
    "A history of parable interpretation from the period of the Church Fathers to the present, with the most extensive bibliography to date on the parables as a whole and on individual parables." -- Publisher
    "Briefly out of print, this fine book on the parables is now available in paperback. Kistemaker is currently involved as Professor and Chairman of New Testament at Reformed Seminary Jackson. He is also writing commentaries that will finish up the work begun by William Hendriksen." -- GCB

    Leming, James S. (compiler), Foundations of Moral Education: An Annotated Bibliography, ISBN: 0313241651 9780313241659.
    "This bibliography is designed to be used in two ways. The first, through the author and subject indexes, should enable the user to identify items and subjects of interest. The second approach may be more efficient. The arrangement of the bibliography allows the user to peruse related items of interest and determine the amount of information available on a given subject. Whichever method is chosen, the information contained within these covers would help to facilitate research on the all-important issue of moral education." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Macleod, John (1872-1948), Some Favourite Books, ISBN: 085151538X 9780851515380.
    "This work contains 22 miniature essays on some of the finest devotional and biographical literature of the Christian church. It also serves as an ideal introduction to great Christian literature." -- GCB

    *McClintock, John, Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature, ISBN: 0801061237 9780801061233.
    Introduction by Wilbur M. Smith.

    Mills, Watson E., The Holy Spirit: A Bibliography, ISBN: 0913573914 9780913573914.
    "It collects an amazing assortment of books, journal articles, dissertations, articles in Festschriften, and collections of essays on the Holy Spirit -- all arranged alphabetically with subject and Scripture indexes too." -- CBD

    *Montgomery, Michael S. (compiler), American Puritan Studies: An Annotated Bibliography of Dissertations, 1882-1981, 419 pages, ISBN: 0313242372 9780313242373.
    "This bibliography orders one major genre of research in American Puritan studies -- doctoral dissertations and published monographs based on them -- to facilitate access to many significant but often neglected studies, and to display per exemplum the remarkably broad array of topics that have interested students of the American Puritans. It comprises citations of and abstracts for 940 American, British, Canadian, and German doctoral dissertations from 1882 through 1981. Dissertations cited treat entirely or in part some aspect of the history, theology, literature, and culture of the American Puritans, from the time of the Mayflower through 1730, and the perceived influence of Puritanism on later American thought. Also included are historiographical studies on the idea of Puritanism as interpreted by later generations of Americans. Each citation is annotated with a brief abstract and/or the table of contents. For ease of access to the contents of this bibliography, Montgomery has provided four indexes: author/editor/compiler, short-title, degree-granting institution, and subject." -- Publisher
    American Puritan Studies: An Annotated Bibliography of Dissertations, 1882-1981
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    American Puritan Studies: An Annotated Bibliography of Dissertations, 1882-1981, full view.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=cqjVAAAACAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

    Porter, Jack Nusan, Conflict and Conflict Resolution: A Historical Bibliography, ISBN: ISBN: 0824092872 9780824092870.
    "As an introduction to the field of social conflict, this bibliography uses classical and contemporary sources to trace conflict theories from ancient times to the present. Though selective in its inclusion of more recent works, this book is comprehensive in its historical dimension, making it unique among sociological studies. With its categorizing of books, articles, and dissertations, it is a valuable handbook or text for research. It should prove invaluable to D.Min. students doing dissertation research in the area of interpersonal communication." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Roberts, Richard Owen, Revival Literature: An Annotated Bibliography With Biographical and Historical Notices, ISBN: 0940033275 9780940033276.

    Schlesinger, Benjamin, Sexual Abuse of Children: A Resource Guide and Annotated Bibliography, ISBN: 0802064817 9780802064813.
    "An informative guide to the literature covering all aspects of sexual molestation -- including profiles of parents and siblings." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Sheldon, Joseph K., Rediscovery of Creation: A Bibliographical Study of the Church's Response to the Environmental Crisis, ISBN: 0810825392 9780810825390.

    *Tenney, Merrill C. (editor), The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, 5 volumes.
    Moises Silva (revision editor), and Merrill C. Tenney, The Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Bible, revised, full-color edition, ISBN: 9780310209737 0310209730 9780310241324 0310241324 9780310241331 0310241332 9780310241348 0310241340 9780310241355 0310241359 9780310241362 0310241367.
    Contains extensive bibliography.
    Annotation is for the black and white edition.
    "Over 1500 photographs and illustrations, along with nearly 300 maps, are included. Valuable bibliographies and helpful cross referencing make the set even more useful. Over 5000 pages in five hardcover volumes." -- CBD
    "This up-to-date, thoroughly evangelical Bible encyclopedia is a best-seller at GCB and highly recommended. A tremendous help for the pastor, Sunday School teacher, scholar, and every dedicated Christian who wants to understand his/her Bible better . . ." -- GCB "Written by evangelicals, but other viewpoints are generally represented. Has received mixed reviews -- the quality of some articles is questionable. One place to come for a (but not the), evangelical viewpoint on biblical topics." -- Robert J. Kepple

    Thompson, Bard, A Bibliography of Christian Worship (ATLA Bibliographic Series, No. 25. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated, 1989), ISBN: 0810821540 9780810821545.

    *Wilson, Elizabeth, and Susan Schaeffer Macaulay (foreword), Books Children Love: A Guide to the Best Children's Literature, ISBN: 0891074414 9780891074410.
    "At last here is a book that will help parents open up the wonderful world of reading for their children! Here are books that embody the ideals of traditional values and a Christian world view. Only books that really catch and hold children's attention, that are finely written, and that reflect basic Biblical values have been chosen." -- GCB
    "This book is arranged by subject and reading level. There is a good variety of choices, and the books listed have all been evaluated to be wholesome and reinforce proper priorities, human relationships and good attitudes. There are wonderful classic books and newer books also. My child has enjoyed every title we have read from the booklists. -- Reader's Comment

    Wilson, John F. (editor), Church and State in America: A Bibliographic Guide -- The Civil War to the Present, ISBN: 031325236X 9780313252365.

    Rose, Ben Lacy, Confirming Your Call in Church, Home and Vocation.

    Cowan, Louise (editor), and Os Guinness (editor), Invitation to the Classics, ISBN: 0801011566 9780801011566.
    "With the western world urgently needing renewal, we should all remember that great periods of renaissance and reformation spring from a return to first things. Once we recognize the classic's lyric beauty, their aching tragedy, their probing intellectual inquiry, their profound imagination, sympathy, and wisdom, we see that their capacity to restore is fundamental to our continuing liberty and vitality." -- Os Guinness
    Following this reading guide might be better than a $80,000 liberal arts education. But this listing, selected by a "diverse group of scholars distinguished in their fields and Christian in commitment . . ." is still fatally flawed. There is no mention of the work of the Westminster Assembly, and Samuel Rutherford does not appear in this work. Yet "the roots of liberty and limited government are to be found in the Scottish covenanting struggle." -- James A. Dodson
    Here we have a example of a group of distinguished scholars who apparently are unable to attain to The Covenanted Reformation.
    "One of the many purposes of INVITATION TO THE CLASSICS is to warm the heart to the masterworks of Western civilization. In doing so, editors Louise Cowan and Os Guinness hope to 'reawaken . . . people to the vibrant heritage of these classics that are rich in themselves and in their 2000-year relationship to the Christian faith.' From Homer to Chaucer, Dickens to C.S. Lewis, each author receives a chapter that includes a biographical sketch followed by a thorough summary of the classic(s) he or she penned. The 'Issues to Explore' sections at the end of each chapter pose penetrating questions for interrogation of the text as well as recommendations for further study depending on whether your scope is technical, theological, analytical, critical, or biographical. Once you read Invitation to the Classics, you may agree with C.S. Lewis that we must 'keep the clean sea breeze of the centuries blowing through our minds, and this can be done only by reading old books'." -- Jill Heatherly
    "Take this book, follow its guidance, and discover your roots. This collection of brief, jewel-like introductions to the classics make accessible and compelling those great writings of the Western tradition on which Christians down through the ages have been nourished, and by which they have nourished others." -- Nicholas Wolterstorff, Professor of Philosophical Theology, Yale Divinity School
    Includes bibliographical references, bibliography for further study, and indexes.

    Guroian, Vigen Tending the Heart of Virtue: How Classic Stories Awaken a Child's Moral Imagination, ISBN: 0195117875 9780195117875.
    "Guroian is a theologian who believes that the great Western fairy tales and literary fantasies can teach children to be good. He speaks as parent and teacher as much as minister. Above all, he is a reader: he knows that a good story can do far more than hours of hectoring and sermonizing to move children with the drama of good and evil. He discusses Pinocchio, The Snow Queen, Beauty and the Beast, C.S. Lewis' Narnia series, and other classics with sensitivity and depth. . . ." -- From Booklist

    Kissinger, Warren S., The Parables of Jesus: A History of Interpretation and Bibliography, ISBN: 0810811863 9780810811867.

    *Martin, Robert P., A Guide to the Puritans: A Topical and Textual Index to the Writings of the Puritans and Some of Their Successors Recently in Print, 546 pages, ISBN: 0851517137 9780851517131.
    "I owe an enormous debt to the Puritans, the most prolific and accurate expounders of the biblical principles upon which the Reformation was built. Their concern for vital godliness in every area of the Christian's experience has rightly earned for them the title 'theologians of the Christian life.' Their writings are a rich banquet table loaded with solid nourishment for God's people. . . .
    "There are many more qualified to index the Puritans than I. Had someone more acquainted with the Puritans' works and more schooled in their history and theology undertaken this project, the end product would have been vastly superior. My primary qualification is that I have been willing to undertake the task. I will not be surprised if those who use this volume find many things which could be done better, especially in the topical index. My hope, however, is that those who find flaws will favor me with their suggestions for improvement, so that if future editions come from the press, the people of God will be served better than at present.
    "In determining which writers and works to index, I have been guided and restrained by several principles. First, I have deliberately chosen a broad definition of the term Puritan. Instead of the narrow ecclesiastical sense, i.e., of referring only to those in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries who desired reformation in the national church of England, I am using the term Puritan in the broader religious sense of those advocating the experimental, Calvinistic religion which the Puritans exemplified. Moreover, I have cast my net even farther to take in those who have looked to the Puritans as their nearest theological kin; thus including such men as Archibald Alexander, Charles Hodge, B.B. Warfield, W.G.T. Shedd, John Murray, and many other modern Puritans.
    "Second, with reference to older writers, I have limited my efforts to recently republished works. Many valuable works, of course, have not reappeared in our day, but are available only in libraries and private collections. I have not tried to include any such items. A comprehensive index of the entire body of Puritan writings would be a wonderful resource, but it is quite beyond my ability to undertake such a project.
    "Third, though I have tried to include all the older works currently available, I have indexed only a sampling of works from living writers. Some may question my choices or judge that I have overlooked important new works and authors in the Puritan mold. I sincerely regret overlooking any volume worthy of notice. My only defense is that my knowledge of living authors is much less than my awareness of the proven guides of the past. For the most part I have limited new works to those published by the Banner of Truth Trust, confident that these works have passed through a fine grid of review, and would not bear the Banner label if they were not clearly in the Puritan tradition.
    "Fourth, doubtless some users of this index will be disappointed that several important precursors to the Puritans are missing. For example, except for the notice of a few well-known works, Calvin and Luther are not indexed. The same is true of Augustine. The contribution of these men to reformed and Puritan thinking cannot be overestimated. Including their works, however, was not possible, given my present constraints. I regret this greatly.
    "Among nineteenth-century figures, the most prominent absence is that of C.H. Spurgeon. Spurgeon certainly is worthy of a place in this work; however, since a textual and topical index of his sermons already exists, I chose not to duplicate that work here.
    "In our own century, the ministry of D.M. Lloyd-Jones has produced a large body of useful material in the Puritan tradition; however, unlike his contemporary, John Murray, no collection of Dr. Lloyd-Jones's writings is yet available. Much that Dr. Lloyd-Jones preached is now published in commentary form. (e.g., his expositions of the Sermon on the Mount, Romans, Ephesians, etc.), and is not included in this index because of my decision not to index commentaries. I have indexed the Doctor's topical works that were available to me. Those wanting more information on Dr. Lloyd-Jones's writings should consult the bibliography found at the end of volume two of Iain Murray's biography. [LLOYD-JONES, D. MARTYN: THE FIGHT OF FAITH, 1939-1981 -- compiler]
    "The Scripture Index was easy to produce. Where a specific text (or texts), of scripture served as the basis for a sermon or treatise, it is included in the Scripture Index at the appropriate place. This does not mean, however, that every work listed in the Scripture Index contains a detailed exegesis of the text to which it is attached. Often the Puritans used texts as the starting points for topical sermons or series. What follows is not so much an exposition of the text but an exposition of a theme which the text epitomizes. Such sermons do not always answer to the needs of the technical exegete, but they often serve as catalysts for doctrinal and practical observations on the text.
    "A few whole commentaries are found in the Scripture Index. These are present only because they are included in an author's collected writings. Many more commentaries could have been included; however, those appearing before 1870 are catalogued already in Spurgeon's COMMENTING AND COMMENTARIES. Many fine commentaries in the Puritan tradition also have appeared since 1870; but I have made no effort to produce what would in fact have been an update of Spurgeon's work.
    "The Topical Index was extremely difficult to construct. Two problems constantly intruded themselves into the process. First, when I began, no list of topics was ready at hand. My method therefore was to compile the list of topics as I went along. The end product doubtless is less accurate than if the topics had been set from the beginning. Second, Puritan sermons are not always capable of being reduced to one or two key ideas. Frequently the Puritans ranged across a wide field of related themes in a single sermon. Where this occurred, properly placing the sermon in the Topical Index was difficult. In most cases I was guided by either the author's title or his doctrine summary, i.e., a statement expressing the theme of the sermon. I have tried to exercise as much care as possible in indexing topically; however, those more familiar with individual sermons or treatises perhaps will question my decisions. Again, I hope that observations which may improve this work will be communicated to me. . . . I have included comments with some entries. It was not possible to do this for every entry. For the most part, I did this where I felt that a word was needed to clarify the emphasis of a given work. . . ." -- Robert P. Martin in the Preface, August 1996, Seattle, Washington

    O'Brien, Geoffrey (editor), The Reader's Catalog 2nd Edition: An Annotated Listing of the 40,000 Best Books in Print in Over 300 Categories, ISBN: 0924322012 9780924322013.
    "With 150,000 copies sold, this widely acclaimed reference offers a discriminating guide to over 40,000 of the best books currently in print in over 300 categories. Updated through 1997, this edition contains 50 percent new material, arranged in a user-friendly, highly readable format, and covers information in such fields as World History, World Literature, Gay and Lesbian Studies, Spiritualty, Eastern Philosophy, Cooking, Film, and Current Fiction." -- Publisher

    Prince, Harold B., A Presbyterian Bibliography: The Published Writings of Ministers who Served in the Presbyterian Church in the United States During its First Hundred years, 1861-1961, and Their Locations in Eight Significant Theological Collections in the U.S.A., ISBN: 0810816393 9780810816398.

    Robinson, Thomas A., et al., The Early Church: An Annotated Bibliography of Literature in English, ISBN: 0810827638 9780810827639.

    Soukup, Paul A. (compiler), Christian Communication, ISBN: 031325673X 9780313256738.
    "This annotated bibliography comprehensively indexes available books, articles, theses, and dissertations that deal with all forms and aspects of Christian Communication. . . .
    A resource section surveys periodicals, bibliographic guides, and various directories, seven major bibliographical sections that address Communication Theory, History, Rhetoric, Interpersonal Communication, Mass Communication, Intercultural Communications, and Other Media are included." Paul A. Soukup is Assistant Professor of Communication at Santa Clara University.

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    Thomas, Norman E., International Mission Bibliography, 1960-2000, ISBN: 081084785X 9780810847859.

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

    Towns, Elmer L., and Cyril J. Barber, Successful Church Libraries, ISBN: 0801087686 9780801087684.
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    *Turnbull, Ralph G. (editor), Baker's Dictionary of Practical Theology.
    "A comprehensive reference book covering virtually every aspect of practical theology. Helpful bibliographies are included at the end of each division." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Various, Catalogue of a Rare and Valuable Collection of Books, Pamphlets and Autographs, Principally Relating to Early American History . . . Works of John Cotton, John Norton, John Davenport, Increase Mather, Cotton Mather, Samuel Willard, and other distinguished New England divines . . . To be sold by auction, on Thursday, November 22, 1855, by Leonard and co., auctioneers . . . by Leonard, firm, auctioneers.

    Various, Consultation on Theology and the Homosexual: Bibliography on Theology and the Homosexual.

    *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

    *Wirt, Sherwood Eliot (editor), Spiritual Awakening: Classic Writings of the 18th Century to Inspire the 20th Century Reader, ISBN: 089107404X 9780891074045 9780891073949 0891073949.
    Includes writings of John Wesley, George Whitefield, Jonathan Edwards, John Newton, Hannah More, William Penn, William Law, and others.
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    Young, Mary de, The Ritual Abuse Controversy: An Annotated Bibliography, ISBN: 0786412593 9780786412594, indexes.
    "The ritual abuse of children is the most controversial issue in the child maltreatment field, but much of what has been written about ritual abuse over the past twenty years is in the form of unpublished and endlessly reproduced 'stuff' -- curious mixture of conjecture, folkloric and pop-culture representations of satanism, devil worship, occultism and witchcraft, and Christian Fundamentalist images of premillennarian evil. What remains after this 'stuff' is excluded is an intriguing body of international literature that seriously examines the controversy.
    "This annotated bibliography dissects the literature, objectively and thoroughly annotates published articles, books and reports, legal opinions, and occasionally, thought-provoking newspaper and magazine articles.
    "Chapters deal with the definition of ritual abuse, ritual abuse cases in the United States, cases in American families and neighborhoods, cases in Canada, Europe and Australasia, clinical features of ritual abuse in children and adults, the controversy's impact on professionals and systems, the controversy and American law, ritual abuse reports and narratives, and anthropological, folkloric and sociological perspectives.
    "Mary de Young, a professor of sociology and chair of the Department of Sociology at Grand Valley State University, lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She is the author of THE DAY CARE RITUAL ABUSE MORAL PANIC, published by McFarland and Company." -- Publisher
    Compiler's comment: There may be something of interest here. We have not seen this bibliography. However, we feel it is highly unlikely that a secular compiler could produce an unbiased bibliography on ritual child abuse considering: 1) the most dangerous place for a child in America today is in their mother's womb, 2) most parents have given up their children's education to the public education system, and in 1983 The National Commission on Excellence in Education, in their report, A NATION AT RISK: THE IMPERATIVE FOR EDUCATIONAL REFORM, concluded that had public education been carried out by enemies of the United States, it could not be more harmful to the country, 3) The court system refuses to acknowledge the Ten Commandments (the summation of which is to love God and neighbor) as an ethical basis for modern, relative, arbitrary law, and 4) "although heterosexuals outnumber homosexuals by a ratio of at least 20 to 1, homosexual pedophiles commit about one-third of the total number of child sex offenses," and the courts are recognizing homosexual marriages as of equal status as heterosexual marriages, and so forth, and so on.

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

    Trinitarian Bible Society
    http://biz.ukonline.co.uk/trinitarian.bible.society/contents.htm

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

    Related WebLinks

    *Reformed Publishers and Booksellers Online
    http://www.lettermen2.com/refpub.html

    Early English Books Online (EEBO)
    http://wwwlib.umi.com/eebo/



    Finding Books

    Early English Books Online (EEBO)
    http://wwwlib.umi.com/eebo/

    ECCO (Gale: Eighteenth Century Collection Online)
    "The Eighteenth Century Collections Online is the most ambitious single digitization project ever undertaken. It delivers every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in Great Britain during the eighteenth century, along with thousands of important works from the Americas.
    "Includes: 'Religion and Philosophy' -- From sermons, bibles and prayer books to moral and ethical debates and prescriptions for proper conduct."
    http://www.gale.com/EighteenthCentury/

    The Evangelical Library
    "The Evangelical Library (EL) is home to more than 80,000 evangelical books as well as an archive for many evangelical periodicals. The EL collection includes the very best that historic and contemporary evangelicalism has to offer. Our sections on church history, doctrine and devotional reading, to name but a few, form part of a unique and irreplaceable resource -- the very best in written evangelical spirituality.
    "The Library was largely the vision of one man, Geoffrey Williams, who, in the 1930s, gave much prayerful thought to the legacy of Reformed and Puritan evangelical classics he had accumulated in his private collection -- a wealth of applied biblical wisdom. . . .
    "The only site where you can access the Library's growing electronic catalogue of the best Evangelical Christian writings around!"
    http://www.evangelical-library.org.uk/

    Robarts Library, University of Toronto
    http://archive.org/details/robarts

    The Spurgeon Center (formerly The Spurgeon Archives)
    "The Spurgeon Library is the fulfillment of a vision to advance the gospel of Jesus Christ for the academy, for the church, and for the glory of God through the preservation and presentation of Charles Spurgeon's personal library. Hosted at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, the Library will sponsor fellowships and scholarships, provide research opportunities for visiting scholars and professors, and conduct conferences, lectureships, and other gatherings."
    http://center.spurgeon.org/about/

    Beinecke Rare Books Collection at Yale
    http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/

    How to Find a Book
    http://www.lettermen2.com/findbook.html

    KirtasBooks
    "Nobody sells books quite the way we do. KirtasBooks actually offers hundreds of thousands of books for sale as digital downloads, or high quality bound reprints before they have even been digitized. Because Kirtas is the world leader in non-destructive robotic book digitization, we are able to partner with libraries, and institutions around the world making some of the rarest books available both before and after digitization.
    "Utilizing Kirtas' digitization solutions, we are able to offer an entire library for sale on KirtasBooks.com. When an order is placed the book is pulled from the shelf, digitized on a Kirtas Automatic Book Scanner, processed using Kirtas' Book Scan Editor Software, and delivered to the customer as a searchable digital file or as a professionally printed and bound book."
    http://kirtasbooks.com

    LibDex
    http://www.libdex.com/

    Advanced Book Exchange, abebooks.com
    "This is a database consisting of used books from over 8,400 independent used book dealers (which represents over 30 million books), and is by far the largest database of used books on the internet . . . Useful site for individuals who are trying to locate hard-to-find out-of-print books, or who are simply trying to find a less expensive copy of a more commonly available book . . ." Use "the advanced search, which among a number of other options, allows the books found in a search to be placed in order by either lowest or highest price first."
    http://www.abebooks.com/

    ExBook Corporation: Search by ISBN
    http://www.exbook.com/searchisbn.asp

    BookFinder.com
    http://www.bookfinder.com/

    Christian College WebSites
    http://www.iclnet.org/pub/resources/christian-resources.html#contents

    LibraryThing
    "LibraryThing is a new site for book lovers.
    "It's basically two sites in one.
    "LibraryThing helps you create a library-quality catalog of your books. You can do all of them or just what you're reading now.
    "And because everyone catalogs online, they also catalog together. LibraryThing connects people based on the books they share."
    http://www.librarything.com/

    Internet Book Information Center
    http://www.internetbookinfo.com/

    DealPilot.com
    Book price comparison.
    http://www.dealpilot.com/

    Couper, William James, The Millers of Haddington, Dunbar and Dunfermline: A Record of Scottish Bookselling.

    Dewey Decimal Classification: Two Hundred Religion Class (Albany, NY: Forest Press, 1989).
    "Details classification changes for libraries with substantial religious collections."

    See also: Online e-text by author in chapter 3, Collections of christian classics in chapter 3

    Related WebLinks

    Collections of Christian Classics
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr3ch.html#coccls

    Online E-text by Author
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr3ch.html#oleba



    Books-on-Demand

    KirtasBooks
    "Nobody sells books quite the way we do. KirtasBooks actually offers hundreds of thousands of books for sale as digital downloads, or high quality bound reprints before they have even been digitized. Because Kirtas is the world leader in non-destructive robotic book digitization, we are able to partner with libraries, and institutions around the world making some of the rarest books available both before and after digitization.
    "Utilizing Kirtas' digitization solutions, we are able to offer an entire library for sale on KirtasBooks.com. When an order is placed the book is pulled from the shelf, digitized on a Kirtas Automatic Book Scanner, processed using Kirtas' Book Scan Editor Software, and delivered to the customer as a searchable digital file or as a professionally printed and bound book."
    http://kirtasbooks.com

    Puritan Downloads, The Puritan Hard Drive
    http://www.puritandownloads.com/swrb-puritan-hard-drive.html

    Still Waters Revival Books
    http://www.puritandownloads.com/swrb

    Puritan Books
    "Puritan Books specializes in scanning and distrubuting Old English Language Christian writing, in particular, Puritan writing from prior centuries."
    http://www.puritan-books.com/

    Books-on-Demand
    http://www.books-on-demand.com/index-int.htm

    Sprout Books-on-Demand
    http://www.sproutinfo.com/default.asp

    See also: How to Find a Book, and so forth, and so on.



    CD-ROM Libraries

    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 (d. 1686)

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

    Still Waters Revival Books, Reformation Bookshelf 30 CD Set, ISBN: 0921148674 9780921148678.
    This is the WorldCat (OCLC) record for the entire 30 CD set. It gives the title of each CD. See the WorldCat (OCLC) record for each CD for a listing of the titles included on that CD. "Comprehensive Author Index Containing all the Books Found in the Entire 30 CD Reformation Bookshelf Set" is available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #30.

    "Now, for the first time ever, ordinary Christians can have direct and near effortless access to the very cream of Puritan and Reformed, as well as Covenanter, literature. [over 3,000 titles, over 500,000 pages]
    "These books are often in fascinating first editions and many are electronically linked and indexed for the first time. The ordinary Christian may here dig into a simply staggering wealth of literature, from devotional and sermonic material to technical and scholarly works. Even in the days of the Long Reformation itself ordinary Christians didn't get to see this kind of library -- most couldn't read for a start, and even those who could, would never have been able to afford to buy even a hundredth part of the material on these CDs. Truly we are without excuse!
    "And the significance of this collection goes even beyond that. No longer do we have to wait for modern Reformed publishing houses to predict that a particular Reformation or Puritan book will be sufficiently popular to make it economical to reprint, or to deem it 'safe' enough to be let loose on the modern evangelical church. Rather, we are now able to see for ourselves the whole range of the Puritan and Reformed publishing enterprise, including views that are usually suppressed by most modern devotees of 'Puritan' piety!
    "Buy these CDs while you can, and find out for yourself what the First and Second Reformations were really all about! You'll be truly amazed, and, by God's grace, will grow from being an ordinary Christian to being an extraordinary one." -- Dr. Jonathan D. Moore, Cambridge, UK (Scholar of 16th and 17th century Calvinistic literature.)
    Also published by SWRB:

    Presbyterian Heritage Publications, Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library and Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library (Dallas, TX [Presbyterian Heritage Publications, P.O. Box 180922, Dallas, 75218]: Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1999).
    "ALL ON ONE CD, including some of Calvin's never before translated anti-Nicodemite writings in COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, THE ANTI-NICODEMITE WRITINGS OF JOHN CALVIN and other important and previously unreleased titles -- as compiled and/or written by Kevin Reed.
    "Over the years, PHP titles have provided readers with solid literature from an historic Protestant and Presbyterian perspective. With the passage of time, many of the older titles have gone out of print. Moreover, the publisher has several new volumes ready for press. At PHP, we do not have the resources to produce printed editions of all these titles at once. Therefore, in order to make all of this material available at one time, on a single source, we have released the PHP Library on CD.
    "The files on the CD are in both HTML and PDF file formats. That means that there is no application software to install. Instead, you use the PHP CD in conjunction with your browser program (such as Internet Explorer or Netscape Navigator), and with Adobe Acrobat Reader (version 3.0 or later). Recent versions of browser software and Reader may be downloaded free via the internet from various software companies; we do not supply them with the PHP disk. Of course, you must also have a CD drive (2x required, faster recommended), connected to your computer.
    "Note: The CDs are available in both Mac and Windows versions. If you have a relatively new computer (and a recent version of the Mac OS or windows), you should be able to run either version of our disk, because it follows ISO standards and utilizes generic HTML and PDF formats. Nevertheless, for the sake of customers with older computers, we have created platform-specific disks. We will ship you the version of the disk matching the computer and operating system which you describe above. If you have questions about the compatibility of your operating system with the PHP CD, please contact us. Contents of the disk are copyrighted, and protected by applicable U.S. and international copyright laws." -- Publisher
    Contains the following new titles and previously unreleased material.

    Christian Classics Ethereal Library CCEL CD-ROM 2000
    http://www.ccel.org/cdrom/cdrom.html

    Sovereign Grace Library CD
    "More Than 500 Volumes of Books, Over 2,500 Sermons"
    http://www.bibletruthforum.com/gracecd.htm

    Ultimate Christian Library (DVD)
    This is a combination of Ages Software releases.
    "Over 3 gigabytes of information are packed onto one DVD."
    http://www.swrb.com/Puritan/ultimate-christian-dvd.htm

    George Whitefield's Works on CD
    http://www.revival-library.org/index.html

    The Early Christian Fathers, 38 vols.
    http://www.ccel.org/fathers2/

    Christian History Magazine CD-ROM (Worchester, PA [Christian History Magazine, Box 540, 2030 Wentz Church Road, Worchester 19490]: Christian History Magazine).
    Christian History Magazine CD-ROM
    http://www.christianityonline.com/christianhistory/current/

    Encyclopedia Puritannica Project
    An electronic version of the some of the best Puritan and Reformed works. Book collections on CD.
    Includes an index of titles on these CDs.
    http://www.apuritansmind.com/BookReviews/EncyclopediaPuritannicaProject.htm
    Encyclopedia Puritannica Project Index
    To date (07/07/2007), three (3) CDs are available.
    http://www.puritannica.com/index.html

    Logos Research Systems, Inc., Biblical Counseling Library (29 Volumes), on CD-ROM, Libronix Digital Library System
    "This 29 volume collection of Biblical Counseling titles is an amazing compilation of Christian counseling resources. THE BIBLICAL COUNSELING LIBRARY features some of Jay E. Adams' outstanding counseling titles, including THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR'S MANUAL, COMPETENT TO COUNSEL, and A THEOLOGY OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING. It includes works from 20 different authors, including Steve Farrar, Elizabeth George, Jerry Bridges, and Lou Priolo.
    "This collection includes informative studies on general Christian counseling, as well as very focused works on Women's and Men's counseling needs, counseling victims of sexual abuse, eating and diet issues, dating, working through struggles with sexual sin and anger, and developing a deeper walk with God. A fantastic resource for the library of a pastor or Christian counselor, the BIBLICAL COUNSELING LIBRARY adds a new dimension to your Logos Bible Software. These expert resources are combined with the tools of the Logos Bible Software system, including topical searching for studying specific areas of Biblical counseling, and linked references to other titles in your Libronix library." -- Publisher
    http://www.logos.com/products/prepub/details/2482

    Pierce, Larry, and the Woodside Bible Fellowship, The Online Bible CD-ROM (Winterbourne, Ontario, CANADA [Woodside Bible Fellowship], 11 Holmwood Street, Ontario N0B 2V0, 1997).
    Online Bible Homepage
    http://www.onlinebible.org/
    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]. Sovereign Grace Library CD
    "More Than 500 Volumes of Books, Over 2,500 Sermons"
    http://www.bibletruthforum.com/gracecd.htm

    *Presbyterian Heritage Publications, Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library and Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library (Dallas, TX [Presbyterian Heritage Publications, P.O. Box 180922, Dallas, 75218]: Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1999).
    "ALL ON ONE CD, including some of Calvin's never before translated anti-Nicodemite writings in COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, THE ANTI-NICODEMITE WRITINGS OF JOHN CALVIN and other important and previously unreleased titles -- as compiled and/or written by Kevin Reed. Includes the following:

    THE PROTESTANT REFORMATION
    Come Out From Among Them: 'Anti-Nicodemite' Writings of John Calvin, Library of Congress Number: 47597573.
    "An entire volume, newly translated from the French, providing some of Calvin's most important statements respecting worship. Calvin writes against the 'Nicodemites:' a class of would-be Protestants who hoped to maintain their social standing by outward conformity to Romish rituals and worship; these dissemblers claimed that it was lawful to attend the outward ordinances of Romish worship, so long as they did not inwardly receive the heretical tenets of Rome.
    "Calvin's response is forceful. Through a series of tracts, letters, and sermons, the reformer consistently maintains that proper worship is an essential part of the believer's duty to God. Calvin decries all forms of superstition and man-made worship. He exposes the blasphemous nature of popish worship, and stresses the duty of true Christians to separate themselves from such polluted forms of worship.
    "This volume (over 300 pages long), includes a publisher's introduction, describing Calvin's concern for worship, and providing historical background to the individual works contained in the book.
    Knox, John, Selected Writings of John Knox, Volume 2: Later Writings and Correspondence (Dallas, TX [Presbyterian Heritage Publications, P.O. Box 180922, Dallas, 75218]: Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1999). Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library.
    "Following the general format of the first volume of the reformer's Selected Writings, the second volume contains the following works: *Goodman, Christopher (c. 1520-1603), How Superior Powers Ought to be Obeyed of Their Subjects: And Wherein They may Lawfully by God's Word be Disobeyed and Resisted, 1558. Available (LIBRARY OF PRESBYTERIAN HERITAGE PUBLICATIONS AND PROTESTANT HERITAGE PRESS CD-ROM LIBRARY), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #26. Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library.
    "From 1555 to 1558, Christopher Goodman served as co-pastor, with John Knox, of the congregation of English exiles in Geneva. During the course of his ministry, Goodman preached upon Acts 4:19 and 5:29: Whether it be right in the sight of God, to obey you rather than God, judge ye. We ought rather to obey God than men. At the request of his brethren, Goodman subsequently published an expanded version of his exposition, HOW SUPERIOR POWERS OUGHT TO BE OBEYED OF THEIR SUBJECTS: AND WHEREIN THEY MAY LAWFULLY BY GOD'S WORD BE DISOBEYED AND RESISTED. WHEREIN ALSO IS DECLARED THE CAUSE OF ALL THIS PRESENT MISERY IN ENGLAND, AND THE ONLY WAY TO REMEDY THE SAME. In this book, Goodman contends against both ecclesiastical and political tyranny.
    "This new edition of SUPERIOR POWERS includes a scripture index, a subject index, a biographical essay on the life of Christopher Goodman, and the original foreword by William Whittingham." -- Publisher from Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library
    "Very rare. One of the dozen most important political writings appearing in English in the latter half of the sixteenth century. Together with THE FIRST BLAST OF THE TRUMPET and THE APPELLATION (retitled REFORMATION, REVOLUTION AND ROMANISM in this catalogue), by John Knox, and Ponet's TREATISE OF POLITIQUE POWER, this book marks the first definite shift of opinion under the pressure of religion, away from the doctrine of almost unlimited obedience which characterized the political thought of the first half of the century laying the foundation for future ideas about civil disobedience. In that day, a proclamation of Philip and Mary had decreed the death of a rebel for anyone found in possession of the book." -- Publisher
    Reid, Kevin, John Knox: The Forgotten Reformer
    "The present volume seeks to restore interest in Knox's theology, illustrating how the reformer's beliefs have great relevance for our own day. The individual essays in this book treat the following topics: AMERICAN PRESBYTERIAN AUTHORS
    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."
    MILLER, SAMUEL, Letters on the Eternal Sonship of Christ: Addressed to the Rev. Professor Stuart, of Andover, ISBN: 9780548310793 0548310793. (Legacy Reprint Series. Kessinger Publishing, LLC, June 25, 2007), 292 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "This scarce antiquarian book is included in our special Legacy Reprint Series. In the interest of creating a more extensive selection of rare historical book reprints, we have chosen to reproduce this title even though it may possibly have occasional imperfections such as missing and blurred pages, missing text, poor pictures, markings, dark backgrounds and other reproduction issues beyond our control. Because this work is culturally important, we have made it available as a part of our commitment to protecting, preserving and promoting the world's literature." -- Publisher
    Letters on the Eternal Sonship of Christ, by Samuel Miller in Google Books, full view
    http://books.google.com/books?id=FjEQAAAAYAAJ&dq=Eternal+Sonship+of+Christ&lr=&ei=t1blR9y0NI6UzASm2e3WBA&ie=ISO-8859-1
    Miller, Samuel, Letters on Unitarianism; addressed to the members of the First Presbyterian Church, in the city of Baltimore.
    Miller, Samuel, God Manifest in the Flesh
    MILLER, SAMUEL, Letters on Unitarianism; Letters on the Eternal Sonship of Christ (Samuel Miller). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    The two books reproduced in this volume are thematically linked, and they furnish Miller's most extensive writings on Christological controversies.
    "Each book was produced with a distinct readership in mind. The first work, "Letters on Unitarianism" (1821), was written for a general readership, in order to expose the evils of Unitarianism, so that orthodox Christians would guard against the inroads of Unitarian errors (prevalent today in some Charismatic circles -- RB). The second work, "Letters on the Eternal Sonship of Christ" (1823), was composed to correct the errors of a straying brother, Moses Stuart, a professor at Andover Seminary; in contrast to the first book, the second work is cast with a more academic readership in mind. Also included, as an Appendix, is Miller's "Letter to the Editor of the Unitarian Miscellany," which was a reply to a published attack against Miller, by an anonymous Unitarian writer whose article was printed in the Unitarian periodical." -- Publisher

    Contents of the Volume:

    1. Miller, Samuel, The Gospel
    "The book opens with strong declarations about the first principles of Christianity. Miller explains the substitutionary atonement in 'Christ Our Righteousness.' He shows the necessity of 'Being on the Lord's Side.' Perceptive readers will note the depth of these statements, respecting the nature of the gospel, in contrast to the shallow evangelistic messages of the present day. In two missionary sermons, Miller illustrates how Christ, through the gospel, will conquer the world. There are additional sermons on 'The Difficulties and Temptations which Attend the Preaching of the Gospel in Great Cities' and 'The Importance of Gospel Truth'."
    2. Miller, Samuel, The Christian Ministry
    "Miller considers 'Christ, the Model of Gospel Ministers.' He examines the call to the Christian ministry in 'The Sacred Office Magnified.' He shows the necessity and meaning of pastoral fidelity in 'Holding Fast the Faithful Word.' In a related messages, he stresses, 'The Duty of the Church to Take Measures for Providing An Able and Faithful Ministry,' and gives 'A Plea for an Enlarged Ministry'."
    3. Miller, Samuel, The Eldership
    "This volume includes Miller's original sermon on the ruling elder; his later writings on the eldership were developed from this discourse."
    4. Miller, Samuel, Personal and Family Piety
    "Miller gives warm exhortations regarding personal and family piety. He describes "The Duty, the Benefits, and the Proper Method of Religious Fasting." He treats "The Importance of Domestic Happiness," and "The Means of Domestic Happiness." An illuminating discussion on the role of women is found in "The Appropriate Duty of the Female Sex.
    5. Miller, Samuel, Exhortations to Christians
    "Christian parents are given a stern warning on the danger of educating their children in Roman Catholic schools. Later discourses cover the subjects of suicide and theatrical amusements."
    6. Breckinridge, Robert J., Presbyterian Ordination
    "A companion speech to Breckinridge's PRESBYTERIAN GOVERNMENT, this discourse sustains the argument that ordination is a joint governmental act of the presbytery, not a ministerial rite restricted to preachers. Breckinridge defends the propriety of ruling elders participating in the laying on of hands in ministerial ordinations.

    Alternative titles (many previously available in printed form)

    Books and Booklets

    Special Publications: Miscellaneous Articles and Book Reviews

    *Presbyterian Heritage Publications, Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library and Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library (Dallas, TX [Presbyterian Heritage Publications, P.O. Box 180922, Dallas, 75218]: Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1999). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    The Sage Digital Library
    http://www.sagelibrary.com/relatedlinks.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

    Ultimate Christian Library (DVD)
    This is a combination of Ages Software releases.
    "Over 3 gigabytes of information are packed onto one DVD."
    http://www.swrb.com/Puritan/ultimate-christian-dvd.htm



    Virtual Online Digital Libraries

    John Richard Allison Library
    "J.I. Packer's rare Puritan library now digitized to be read online for free."
    http://allisonlibrary.regent-college.edu/collections/puritan-books

    The American Colonist's Library. Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History.
    An invaluable collection of historical works which contributed to the formation of American politics, culture, and ideals
    http://www.constitution.org/primarysources/primarysources.html

    American Theological Library Association Serials Database (ATLAS), published by the American Theological Library Association (ATLA), is now available through the OCLC FirstSearch service. On FirstSearch, the ATLAS database supplies full text (page images), of 29 journals in religion and theology covering the period 1946 to the present.
    http://www.atla.com/products/catalogs/catalogs_atlas.html

    The Avalon Project at Yale Law School, Pre 18th Century Documents
    http://www.yale.edu/lawweb/avalon/pre18.htm

    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

    Center for Research Online Library
    "The Center for Research Libraries (CRL) is an international consortium of university, college, and independent research libraries. Founded in 1949, CRL supports advanced research and teaching in the humanities, sciences, and social sciences by preserving and making available to scholars the primary source material critical to those disciplines.
    "CRL acquires and preserves newspapers, journals, documents, archives, and other traditional and digital resources from a global network of sources. Most materials acquired are from outside the United States, and many are from five 'emerging' regions of the world: Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Latin America."
    http://catalog.crl.edu/search/

    Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL)
    http://www.ccel.org/

    Classic Christian Books Online
    "Read online for free, or download to your PDA device"
    http://www.mixed-up.com/faith/online/

    ClassicReader.com
    "We offer a large collection of free classic books, plays, and short stories by authors such as Dickens, Austen, Shakespeare and many others. You can read, search and even add your own annotations to any of the classic books. A selection of author biographies and portraits are also made available. All functions of this site are free to use although some functions require free registration.
    "Our collection of classic stories currently contains 3284 works of literature (including 1872 short stories), by 329 authors. New works are added to the collection on a regular basis, with 10 new titles added so far this month."
    http://www.classicreader.com/

    Collection of John Owen's Works
    The reader can access other study helps (Bible, theology, commentary, sermons, and more), within these files.
    http://www.godrules.net/library/owen/owen.htm

    Covenanted Reformed Presbyterian Publishing, Pottstown, PA
    "Covenanted Reformed Presbyterian Publishing's reprinting of old Presbyterian writers, and selections from well-known Reformers was unsurpassed."
    Online text.
    http://www.covenanter.org

    Digital Library Net
    http://www.digitallibrary.net/

    Directory of Digitized Collections
    http://thoth.bl.uk/

    The Early Christian Fathers, 38 vols.
    http://www.ccel.org/fathers2/

    Early Church Fathers Collection
    A 38-volume electronic collection of writings from the first 800 years of the Church)
    http://www.redbay.com/newbies/mag/ecfwh.htm

    Early English Books Online, About
    http://www.columbia.edu/cu/libraries/indexes/eebo.html

    Early English Books Online (EEBO)
    http://wwwlib.umi.com/eebo/

    Early English Books Online: STC I and STC II titles in digital format
    http://www.umi.com/cgi-bin/ShowItem?PID=P0086&market=cu&location=na

    Early English Books Online, Yale
    http://www.library.yale.edu/pubstation/databases/EEBO.html

    Early English Books Text Creation Partnership
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/eebo/

    Eighteenth Century Collection Online (EECO)
    "Brief description: Full-text searchable facsimile page displays of approximately 150,000 books published in Britain and its colonies during the 18th century."
    Language: English, French
    Coverage: 1701-1800
    "The final collection will match the resources of all but ten libraries in the world in holdings of 18th-century printed books . . . The Eighteenth Century Collection will create oases of research in scholarly deserts and bring instant relief to harassed teachers trying to construct courses around slim library resources . . ." -- Microform Review
    http://www.galegroup.com/

    Electronic Text Center -- University of Virginia
    http://www.lib.virginia.edu/etext/ETC.html

    The Evangelical Library
    "The Evangelical Library (EL) is home to more than 80,000 evangelical books as well as an archive for many evangelical periodicals. The EL collection includes the very best that historic and contemporary evangelicalism has to offer. Our sections on church history, doctrine and devotional reading, to name but a few, form part of a unique and irreplaceable resource -- the very best in written evangelical spirituality.
    "The Library was largely the vision of one man, Geoffrey Williams, who, in the 1930s, gave much prayerful thought to the legacy of Reformed and Puritan evangelical classics he had accumulated in his private collection -- a wealth of applied biblical wisdom. . . .
    "The only site where you can access the Library's growing electronic catalogue of the best Evangelical Christian writings around!"
    http://www.evangelical-library.org.uk/

    Free Grace Broadcaster Index
    Links to back issues of Free Grace Broadcaster. http://www.chapellibrary.org/broadcaster/fgb-index/

    Great Christian Library
    "This is your home for intellectual ammunition to help you grow in the Christian faith and to become better equipped to live and propagate the gospel message.
    "All works listed here provide you with direct links to on-line readers for your selection. All books are in the public domain and therefore totally free."
    http://greatchristianlibrary.blogspot.com/search/

    Gutenberg, Project, Online Book Catalog -- Overview
    The following works are available as free e-text through Project Gutenberg (4/19/07):
    CHRIST: THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE by John Brown
    New e-text of Bible [King James Version]
    JOHN KNOX AND THE REFORMATION by Andrew Lang
    ACT, DECLARATION, AND TESTIMONY FOR THE WHOLE OF OUR COVENANTED REFORMATION,
    THE AUCHENSAUGH RENOVATION OF THE NATIONAL COVENANT and by Presbytery
    NOTES ON THE APOCALYPSE by David Steele
    SAMUEL RUTHERFORD by Alexander Whyte
    SKETCHES OF THE COVENANTERS by J.C. McFeeters
    THE COVENANTS AND THE COVENANTERS by Various, Kerr, James, 1847-1905
    THE DIVINE RIGHT OF CHURCH GOVERNMENT by Sundry Ministers of Christ Within the City of London
    WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN -- complete by John Bunyan
    EXPOSITIONS OF HOLY SCRIPTURE by Alexander Maclaren
    PASCAL'S PENSéES by Blaise Pascal
    PRIMITIVE CHRISTIAN WORSHIP by James Endell Tyler
    LIFE OF WILLIAM CAREY by George Smith
    FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, Volume I by Francis Augustus Cox
    FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, Volume II by Francis Augustus Cox
    DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Thomas Potts
    SALEM WITCHCRAFT, Volumes I and II by Charles Upham
    THE GUTENBERG WEBSTER'S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY by Project Gutenberg
    STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS (1790-2001), BY UNITED STATES. PRESIDENTS.
    http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/

    Internet Archive
    "Internet Archive is a non-profit dedicated to offering permanent access to historical collections that exist in digital format. Provides over 2.5 million free ebooks to read, download, and enjoy."
    http://www.archive.org

    Internet Book Information Center
    http://www.internetbookinfo.com/

    Internet Christian Library
    "One of the largest and most complete archiving of "classical" Christian materials available on the Internet.
    "Contents: Guide to Christian Missions on the Internet -- Guide to Christian Resources on the Internet -- Guide to Christian Literature on the Internet -- Guide to Early Church Documents on the Internet -- Reading Room -- Software Library -- Directory of Christian Organizations."
    Internet Christian Library
    http://www.iclnet.org/

    KirtasBooks
    "Nobody sells books quite the way we do. KirtasBooks actually offers hundreds of thousands of books for sale as digital downloads, or high quality bound reprints before they have even been digitized. Because Kirtas is the world leader in non-destructive robotic book digitization, we are able to partner with libraries, and institutions around the world making some of the rarest books available both before and after digitization.
    "Utilizing Kirtas' digitization solutions, we are able to offer an entire library for sale on KirtasBooks.com. When an order is placed the book is pulled from the shelf, digitized on a Kirtas Automatic Book Scanner, processed using Kirtas' Book Scan Editor Software, and delivered to the customer as a searchable digital file or as a professionally printed and bound book."
    http://kirtasbooks.com

    Libraries of Early America: Project Announcement, Monday, December 15, 2008
    "Using the book-cataloging website LibraryThing.com, scholars from institutions around the country (including Monticello, the Massachusetts Historical Society, the Boston Athenaeum, the Boston Public Library, the Library Company of Philadelphia, the American Philosophical Society and others), have begun the process of creating digital catalogs of early American book collections -- the project covers anyone who lived in America and collected primarily before 1825."
    http://www.librarything.com/thingology/index.php

    The Library of Virginia Digital Library Program
    http://www.lva.lib.va.us/dlp/index.htm

    Making of America Project
    Download a series of works on the making of America in digital text.
    http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moagrp/about.html

    Monergism.com
    An Reformed website with extensive resources including an author/alphabetical listing, a bookstore, and a listing of books available online as free e-text.
    http://www.monergism.com/
    Monergism Books
    Reformed Books and Resources for Christians. Gives complete cataloges by publishers.
    http://www.monergismbooks.com/
    Free Ebooks at Monergism
    http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/free-ebooks.html

    Mount Olive Tape Library of Reformed Theology
    This collection has been in the custody of the Greenville Presbyterian Seminary since 2006. It appears (September 8, 2016) that the Media Center at the Seminary have digitized practically none of the audio cassette and video tape address.
    "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."
    Dr. C. Gregg Singer, Mount Olive Tape Library lectures (MP3 audio files), approximately 161 of 171
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?speakeronly=true&currsection=sermonsspeaker&keyword=Dr._C._Gregg_Singer
    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
    http://gpts.edu/media/index.php?currpage=1&sa_action=
    Greenville Seminary & Mt. Olive
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/source_detail.asp?sourceid=gpts
    The Catalog of the Mount Olive Tape Library in PDF Format
    http://www.lettermen2.com/olivecat.pdf

    Mt. Zion Chapel Library, Classics
    Downloads of classics.
    http://www.chapellibrary.org/literature/other-titles.php

    Mt. Zion Chapel Library, Free Grace Broadcaster
    Index of downloads of the Free Grace Broadcaster
    http://www.chapellibrary.org/broadcaster/broadcaster-index.php

    Northwestern Theological Seminary
    Online Christian Library of Virtual Theological Resources

    http://www.ntslibrary.com/

    The Online Books Page, Archives and Indexes
    http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/archives.html

    The Online Books Page -- University of Pennsylvania
    http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

    Online Christian Library of Virtual Theological Resources -- Northwestern Theological Seminary
    http://www.ntslibrary.com/

    Open Library
    "Open Library's goal is to provide a page on the web for every book ever published."
    Over 1 million free titles (2011).
    http://www.openlibrary.org

    John Owen, Collection of Works
    The reader can access other study helps (Bible, theology, commentary, sermons, and more), within these files.
    http://www.godrules.net/library/owen/owen.htm

    J.I. Packer's Puritan Library
    "Now digitized to be read online for free."
    http://allisonlibrary.regent-college.edu/collections/puritan-books

    Post-Reformation Digital Library
    "The Post-Reformation Digital Library is a collection of resources relating to the development of theology during the Post-Reformation/Early Modern era (ca. 16th-18th centuries), hosted by the H. Henry Meeter Center for Calvin Studies of Calvin College and Calvin Theological Seminary.
    "The primary focus of this site is digital books available from Google Books as well as smaller digital libraries such as Internet Archive, which may have books not available on Google.
    "All users are encouraged to contribute to this project by reporting new books with a note under 'Comments' at the bottom of the relevant page. Please also copy and paste any broken links in the relevant comments page so that the editorial board can investigate. (Nota bene: this site is limited insofar as it aims at only those works of the authors that have been digitized. In the vast majority of cases this will not be representative of the author's work as a whole and is no substitute for due bibliographic research.)"
    http://libguides.calvin.edu/prdl

    Post-Reformation Digital Library via Junius Institute
    "The PRDL is a project of the Junius Institute for Digital Reformation Research of Calvin Theological Seminary. . . .
    "The Institute is conceived as a forum to promote research into the Reformation and post-Reformation periods, covering the 16th to the 18th centuries, through the use of digital tools, skills, and resources. The Junius Institute will house the Post-Reformation Digital Library (PRDL), an electronic database covering thousands of authors and primary source documents on the development of theology and philosophy in these centuries. . . . Late medieval and patristic works printed and referenced in the early modern era are also included. . . .
    "With the click of a few buttons, researchers can now download digital files with source material from hundreds of years ago. Before recent large-scale digitization efforts . . . access to these kinds of sources had been difficult, costly, or even impossible. In some cases sources were simply lost or unknown. (Nota bene: this site is limited insofar as it aims at only those works of the authors that have been digitized. In the vast majority of cases this will not be representative of the author's work as a whole, and is no substitute for due bibliographic research.)"
    Junius Institute
    http://www.juniusinstitute.org/blog/junius-launch/
    Puritan Reformed Authors in the Post-Reformation Digital Library
    http://www.prdl.org/authors.php?a_in=ALL&era=Early+Modern&tradition=Puritan

    Project Gutenberg Online Book Catalog -- Overview
    The following works are available as free e-text through Project Gutenberg (4/19/07):
    CHRIST: THE WAY, THE TRUTH, AND THE LIFE by John Brown
    New e-text of Bible [King James Version]
    JOHN KNOX AND THE REFORMATION by Andrew Lang
    ACT, DECLARATION, AND TESTIMONY FOR THE WHOLE OF OUR COVENANTED REFORMATION,
    THE AUCHENSAUGH RENOVATION OF THE NATIONAL COVENANT and by Presbytery
    NOTES ON THE APOCALYPSE by David Steele
    SAMUEL RUTHERFORD by Alexander Whyte
    SKETCHES OF THE COVENANTERS by J.C. McFeeters
    THE COVENANTS AND THE COVENANTERS by Various, Kerr, James, 1847-1905
    THE DIVINE RIGHT OF CHURCH GOVERNMENT by Sundry Ministers of Christ Within the City of London
    WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN -- complete by John Bunyan
    EXPOSITIONS OF HOLY SCRIPTURE by Alexander Maclaren
    PASCAL'S PENSéES by Blaise Pascal
    PRIMITIVE CHRISTIAN WORSHIP by James Endell Tyler
    LIFE OF WILLIAM CAREY by George Smith
    FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, Volume I by Francis Augustus Cox
    FEMALE SCRIPTURE BIOGRAPHIES, Volume II by Francis Augustus Cox
    DISCOVERY OF WITCHES by Thomas Potts
    SALEM WITCHCRAFT, Volumes I and II by Charles Upham
    THE GUTENBERG WEBSTER'S UNABRIDGED DICTIONARY by Project Gutenberg
    STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS (1790-2001), BY UNITED STATES. PRESIDENTS.
    http://www.gutenberg.org/catalog/

    ProQuest Information and Learning
    http://www.proquest.com/publisher/pub-history.shtml

    Puritan Reformed Audiobooks
    Tom Sullivan, narrator.
    http://www.puritanaudiobooks.net/

    Reformed Books Online
    "Our purpose is to promote Biblical, historic, Reformed Christianity by providing a collection of the best reformed books and articles available for free on the internet."
    http://reformedbooksonline.com/

    Reformed Online Library
    http://www.reformedonline.com/view/reformedonline/

    ReformedWritings.com
    "These great Christian books in electronic format have been selected for your edification from the Christian Classics Ethereal Library at Wheaton College as well as a number of other Christian book websites. There is enough good reading material here to last you a lifetime, if you give each work the time it deserves! All of the books on this website are believed to be in the public domain."
    http://www.reformedwritings.com/

    Robarts Library, University of Toronto
    http://archive.org/details/robarts

    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 Theological Commons Digital Library
    "Princeton Theological Seminary has partnered with the Internet Archive to provide an online database called the Theological Commons digital library. It provides free, online access to over 50,000 theology and religion books from the PTS Library.
    This digital collection also includes about 100 rare seventeenth-century theological books from the private library of the late Professor Thomas Torrance, the father of PTS president Iain Torrance."
    http://commons.ptsem.edu/

    The Trinity Foundation
    "For those of you with access to the worldwide web, our website now has 215 audio lectures in MP3 format available for free listening and downloading, as well as more than 250 essays that may be read and printed." (January 2012)
    http://trinityfoundation.org/

    TrueCovenanter.com
    Text related to the Scottish Covenanted Reformation.
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/

    University of Michigan Digital Library
    http://ets.umdl.umich.edu/e/eebo/

    University of Michigan Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP), Database Search
    "You have reached a resource from the Early English Books Online -- Text Creation Partnership (EEBO-TCP), at the University of Michigan, a restricted database.
    "EEBO-TCP is a cooperative project between the Universities of Michigan and Oxford, the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), ProQuest Information and Learning, and the international academic community.
    "EEBO-TCP endeavors to create structured SGML/XML text editions for 25,000 titles from the Early English Books Online (EEBO) database published by ProQuest.
    "ProQuest's EEBO database contains images of over 125,000 titles published in England between 1473 and 1700.
    "Upon completion, EEBO and EEBO-TCP will provide a powerful research and instructional tool of unquestioned enduring value."
    For more information about the project:
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/tcp/eebo
    To see if your institution is part of the project:
    http://www.lib.umich.edu/tcp/eebo/proj_stat/ps_partners.html
    University of Michigan Digital Library http://ets.umdl.umich.edu/cgi/t/text/text-idx?cc=eebo&page=simple&c=eebo

    University of Pennsylvania -- The Online Books Page of the
    http://digital.library.upenn.edu/books/

    University of Toronto -- Robarts Library
    http://archive.org/details/robarts

    University of Virginia -- Electronic Text Center
    http://www.lib.virginia.edu/etext/ETC.html

    University of Virginia (UVA) -- Library Texts in the Digital Collections Repository
    Search for digital text available in UVA collection.
    http://www.lib.virginia.edu/digital/collections/text/

    Virginia, The Library of -- Digital Library Program
    http://www.lva.lib.va.us/dlp/index.htm

    Related WebLinks

    Digital Library Net
    http://www.digitallibrary.net/

    Directory of Digitized Collections
    http://thoth.bl.uk/

    Encyclopedia Britannica
    http://www.britannica.com

    Mount Olive Tape Library of Reformed Theology Catalog
    http://www.lettermen2.com/olivecat.pdf

    MP3s by Scripture [audio file]
    "The most popular (heavily trafficked), page on Monergism.com"
    http://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/sdg/byscripture.html

    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare
    http://tech-two.mit.edu/Shakespeare/



    Compiled Quotations

    Barrow, Greg, Classic Covenanter, Presbyterian, Puritan and Reformed Quotes from Various Authors Arranged by Topic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Great for cutting and pasting during online debates or for confirming classic Protestant and Presbyterian teaching!" -- Publisher
    Classic Covenanter, Presbyterian, Puritan, and Reformed Quotes From Various Authors -- Arranged by Topic
    http://www.swrb.com/covqsgb.htm

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

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Calvinistic Quotations
    http://www.swrb.com/quotes/quotes.htm

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), and John Graham Miller (contributor), Calvin's Wisdom: An Anthology Arranged Alphabetically by a Grateful Reader, ISBN: 0851516246 9780851516240.
    "This anthology (arranged alphabetically by topic), also becomes a dictionary of his thought and almost an encyclopedia of his theology." -- GCB
    Calvin's Wisdom: An Anthology Arranged Alphabetically by a Grateful Reader, Jean Calvin, John Graham Miller
    http://books.google.com/books?id=_VsuAAAACAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

    *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

    Henry, Matthew (1662-1714), William T. Summers (editor), The Quotable Matthew Henry, ISBN: 0800753348. Alternate title: A TOPICAL INDEX TO MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY ON THE WHOLE BIBLE.
    "More than 3000 phrases of scriptural truths taken from his COMMENTARY ON THE WHOLE BIBLE that are arranged topically and indexed Biblically. Formerly A TOPICAL INDEX TO MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY ON THE WHOLE BIBLE." -- GCB

    *Henry, Matthew (1662-1714), Three Thousand Quotations from the Writings of Matthew Henry, ISBN: 0800755642 9780800755645

    *Luther, Martin (1483-1546), Watchwords for the Warfare of Life (1869), 354 pages, ISBN: 9781432547387 1432547380. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Classic quotes on a wide variety of subjects from the pen of Martin Luther. Some of the many subjects which Luther touches upon in this book include: The Lord Jesus Christ, The creation, the law and the gospel, The weapons of our warfare, Prayer, The Word of God, Preaching, Patience, The Church, The holy angels, The devil, Sin, Temptation and depression of spirit, Love, Joy, Peace, Fear, Humility, Forbearance, Hope, Forgiveness, Thankfulness, Giving, Nature, Wine, Music, People in the Scriptures, Books of the Bible, Eminent men, Women, Children, Spiritual miracles perpetual, Printing, Trials, Good works, Hermeneutics, Sorrow, Sickness, Bereavement, Death, Martyrdom, Employments in heaven, Immortality, The second coming, The resurrection, The joys of heaven, and much more!" -- Publisher

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), A Complete Textual Index to C.H. Spurgeon's Sermons: Published in the New Park Street Pulpit and the Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit 1855 to 1917.

    *Spurgeon, C.H. (1834-1892), Spurgeon's Gems Being Brilliant Passages From the Discourses of the Rev. C.H. Spurgeon (1858)
    http://archive.org/details/spurgeonsgemsbei00spur

    *Thomas, I.D.E., A Puritan Golden Treasury, ISBN: 0851512496 9780851512495. Alternate title: THE GOLDEN TREASURY OF PURITAN QUOTATIONS. Includes about 1500 quotations and author index.
    "One of the purposes of this book is to . . . acquaint the Christian believer with the great Puritan authors. . . . Just as it has been said of modern democracy that it is the child of the Reformation rather than of the Reformers, the same could be said of the political revolution of the 1650's -- it was more the child of Puritanism than of the Puritans." -- I.D.E. Thomas

    Tileston, Mary Wilder (1843-1934), Daily Strength for Daily Needs, ISBN: 0913367354 9780913367353.
    This is not a Reformed work.

    Tileston, Mary Wilder (compiler), Joy and Strength, ISBN: 0890660840 9780890660843.
    This is not a Reformed work.

    Vincent, Thomas, 1634-1678, Holy and Profitable Sayings of That Reverend Divine T. Vincent, who departed this life the 15th of October, 1678

    Wirt, Sherwood Eliot, and Kersten Beckstrom (editors), Topical Encyclopedia of Living Quotations.

    See also: The teaching of the lord jesus christ, Christ our example, The promises of Christ, Bible promises, Topical listings of scripture useful in counseling, Proverbs

    Related WebLinks

    Appendix A: Words of Christ Appearing in BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappa.html

    Christopher Love, excerpts
    http://www.apuritansmind.com/Christopher%20Love/ChristopherLove.htm



    Chapter 5 Related WebLinks

    Reformed Publishers and Booksellers Online
    http://www.lettermen2.com/refpub.html

    How to Find a Book
    http://www.lettermen2.com/findbook.html

    Chapter 5: "Reference Works"
    Within this chapter see topical listings for: "Bibliography of Bibliography," "CD-ROM Libraries," "Online Digital Libraries," and so forth, and so on.
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr5ch.html

    WorldCat.org
    How to find a book in a library near you using WorldCat.org. This site enables the user to search the complete Online Computer Library Catalog (OCLC), the largest database of library catalogs in the world.
    http://www.worldcat.org

    Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) With Scripture Proofs
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_with_proofs/

    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

    Westminster Larger Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/wlc_w_proofs/index.html

    Books Considered to be Among the ten Greatest in the English Language
    http://www.lettermen2.com/tengreat.html

    Puritan Downloads, The Puritan Hard Drive
    http://www.puritandownloads.com/swrb-puritan-hard-drive.html

    Ten Best Classics for Advanced Studies From Still Waters Revival Books
    http://www.swrb.com/ten-best.htm

    Finding Dissertations and Theses
    "The Digital Dissertations database, available to the WMU community (ProQuest), indexes Master's theses and Doctoral dissertations. A search by keyword in this database will often provide a list of database records. Each record includes the full citation, an abstract, and information about the author, and the institution where the dissertation may be available."
    http://www.wmich.edu/library/guides/find/dissertations.php

    Mount Olive Tape Library of Reformed Theology
    This collection has been in the custody of the Greenville Presbyterian Seminary since 2006. It appears (September 8, 2016) that the Media Center at the Seminary have digitized practically none of the audio cassette and video tape address.
    "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."
    Dr. C. Gregg Singer, Mount Olive Tape Library lectures (MP3 audio files), approximately 161 of 171
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?speakeronly=true&currsection=sermonsspeaker&keyword=Dr._C._Gregg_Singer
    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
    http://gpts.edu/media/index.php?currpage=1&sa_action=
    Greenville Seminary & Mt. Olive
    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 Catalog of the Mount Olive Tape Library in PDF Format
    http://www.lettermen2.com/olivecat.pdf

    The Google Advanced Search
    This feature may be used to search one specific domain/website. For example, to search for "John 3:16" in "lettermen2.com," (THE WEB EDITION OF BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL), enter the search terms on the search screen in "this exact word or phrase:" and "site or domain:".
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    https://www.google.com/advanced_search

    LibraryThing
    "LibraryThing is a new site for book lovers.
    "It's basically two sites in one.
    "LibraryThing helps you create a library-quality catalog of your books. You can do all of them or just what you're reading now.
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    http://www.librarything.com/

    Google Book Search
    "Search the full text of books to find ones that interest you and learn where to buy or borrow them."
    http://books.google.com/

    Chapter 3: "Special Listings"
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr3ch.html

    Early English Books Online (EEBO)
    http://wwwlib.umi.com/eebo/

    Tools for Biblical Scholars, Lingua Workstation
    http://www.notabene.com/

    Mount Olive Tape Library of Reformed Theology
    This collection has been in the custody of the Greenville Presbyterian Seminary since 2006. It appears (September 8, 2016) that the Media Center at the Seminary have digitized practically none of the audio cassette and video tape address.
    "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."
    Dr. C. Gregg Singer, Mount Olive Tape Library lectures (MP3 audio files), approximately 161 of 171
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?speakeronly=true&currsection=sermonsspeaker&keyword=Dr._C._Gregg_Singer
    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
    http://gpts.edu/media/index.php?currpage=1&sa_action=
    Greenville Seminary & Mt. Olive
    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 Catalog of the Mount Olive Tape Library in PDF Format
    http://www.lettermen2.com/olivecat.pdf

    Towns, Elmer L., and Cyril J. Barber, Successful Church Libraries, ISBN: 0801087686 9780801087684.
    http://www.elmertowns.com/books/online/sccss_ch_lib/Successful_Church_Libraries[ETowns].pdf

    A Resolution to Combat Mind Control With Truth
    http://www.lettermen2.com/mindc.html



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