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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. -- 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 (The Jay Adams Library. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1986), 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 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., 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's Annotation

Adams, Jay E., Helps for Counselors: A Mini-Manual for Christian Counseling (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker, 1977), 63 pages. Reprint of the helps from the back of THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR'S NEW TESTAMENT.
Contains, Counselor's Quick Check List, Fifty Failure Factors, Remarks and Responses, Counseling Outlines (for various problems), The Counselor's Topical Worklist, and so forth.

*Adams, Jay E., 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's Annotation
"An `unparalleled handbook' on ministry for teaching and ruling elders." -- SWRB
"A handbook on pastoral ministry, counseling, and leadership. This book is one of the finest you can get and will help you in the real world. The contents come out of years of working directly with ministers, counselors, and work as a seminary professor." -- GCB. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

*Adams, Jay 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

Aldrich, Clarence Knight, and Carl Nighswonger, A Pastoral Counseling Casebook (Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1968).
Includes bibliography.

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's Annotation

Barber, Cyril J. and Charles Swindoll (foreword), The Minister's Library, Volume 1, ISBN: 0802452965 9780802452962.
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.

*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.
"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), found elsewhere in BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS, are less detailed works. They are more suitable for family instruction than are the detailed presentation in A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY.
" Ptacek in change link to bcrr listing all Family Worship (p. 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." -- SWRB
This work is available in many editions, and in many formats.
Reformation Heritage Books has new copies of the Soli Deo Gloria edition 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. They may be the publisher who will eventually reprints the title.
http://www.heritagebooks.org/
The reprint by George Virtue is included on Reformation Bookshelf CD #21, ISBN: 0921148992 9780921148999.
The reprint by George Virtue is available as a Cerlox bound photocopy from Still Waters Revival Books, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
The reprint by George Virtue is available online and may be downloaded in PDF format at Christian Classics Ethereal Library.
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/baxter/practical.toc.html
The reprint by George Virtue is included on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD Four, CD #21.
The reprint by George Virtue appears in full preview in Google Books but may not be downloaded. This Google Books scan includes the contents in detail on pages iii-xix. This contents in detail 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 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 paste from image-based PDF format to OCR (character) format. This particular Google Books scan can not be cut and pasted or downloaded.
http://books.google.com/books?id=cyQFBOUHkaoC&dq=A+Christian+Directory+inpublisher:lettermen+inpublisher:associates&lr=&as_brr=0&ie=ISO-8859-1
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 following three excerpts are included as bonus free books on Reformation Bookshelf CD #28, ISBN: 0921148267 9780921148265.
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).
The Practical Works of Richard Baxter: A Christian Directory, Vol. 1
A summary of currently available publications.
http://www.lettermen2.com/pwrbcd.html

*Baxter, Richard, The Reformed Pastor: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 4 (Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 2000, 1992), ISBN: 1877611360.
"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 (Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications), 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 (Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 2000), 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, (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
"This is the greatest treatment on Heaven ever to appear! . . ." -- Wilbur M. Smith. A Christian classic.
http://www.ccel.org/b/baxter/everlasting_rest/saints_rest.html
Available [THE SAINT'S EVERLASTING REST, singly] on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD Two, CD #11.
Translations: The Saint's Everlasting Rest (singely), French; Danish; Dutch.

*Baxter, Richard, The Reformed Pastor: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 4 (Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 2000, 1992), ISBN: 1877611360.
"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). Previous published under the title New Geneva Study Bible: Bringing the Light of the Reformation to Scripture (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995).
"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 A Review 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 Short Title Listing
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chb.html#crsstl
Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, William L. Roberts D.D.
http://www.covenantedreformation.com/EssaysCR/RP%20Catechism/RP%20Index.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. (Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications), 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). Previous published under the title New Geneva Study Bible: Bringing the Light of the Reformation to Scripture (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995).
"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.
A Review 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 Short Title Listing
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chb.html#crsstl
Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, William L. Roberts D.D.
http://www.covenantedreformation.com/EssaysCR/RP%20Catechism/RP%20Index.html

Babbit, Edmond H., The Pastor's Pocket Manual for Hospital and Sickroom (New York, NY: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1949).

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. (developer/editor), Course I: The Self-Confrontation Syllabus for Biblical Counseling Training and Course I: Self-Confrontation Tapes (10 cassette tapes) (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 series by John Broger is designed to accompany the course and includes practical examples.
Biblical Counseling Foundation
http://www.bcfministries.org

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

*Broger, John C. (developer/editor), Course II: Nouthetic Counseling Study Guide and Course II: Self-Confrontation Tapes (8 cassette tapes) (Rancho Mirage, CA: Biblical Counseling Foundation).
Biblical Counseling Foundation
http://www.bcfministries.org

Christensen, James L., The Pastor's Counseling Handbook (Westwood, NJ: Fleming H. Revell, 1963).
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, selfrestraint, 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's Annotation

*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's Annotation
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's Annotation "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, revised and updated (Testament, March 4, 2003), 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's Annotation
"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

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

Jeffery, Peter, Christian Handbook: A Straightforward Guide to the Bible, Church History, and Christian Doctrine (Bridgen, England: Evangelical Press of Wales), ISBN: 1850490651 9781850490654.

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 (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1968). ISBN:
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 (Old Tappan, NJ: Chosen Books, c1990), 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 (Ministry Resources Library. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1985, 1980).
"This remarkable book was first published in 1980 under the title ENCOUNTER WITH TERMINAL ILLNESS. As Haddon W. Robinson pointed out, `All life is terminal. Some arrive at the terminal before they know it. Others hear an announcement and anticipate death's coming. For such men and women going to death themselves, or traveling with others, Dr. Kopp provides practical counsel about how to make the journey'." -- Cyril J. Barber

Lester, Andrew D., When Children Suffer: A Sourcebook for Ministry With Children in Crisis (Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1987), 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

*Luther, Martin (1483-1546), Tischreden (Aurifaber). [English Selections], The Table Talk or Familiar Discourse of Martin Luther Additional 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 (London: David Bogue, 1848). Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD One, CD #1.
The Table Talk of Martin Luther, translated and edited by William Hazlitt, with a memoir by Alexander Chalmers (London, G. Bell and Sons, 1902), Library of Congress Control Number: 04014018; LOC CALL NUMBER: Microfilm 68188 BR.
"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.
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/luther/tabletalk.i.html
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/Table_talk/table_talk.html

*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's Annotation

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's Annotation
"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's Annotation

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 (Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1972), 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 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, lending libraries, and available software. Well produced, reliable." -- Cyril J. Barber

Murphy, Ed, The Handbook for Spiritual Warfare (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers), 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

Perry, Lloyd M., and Charles M. Sell, Speaking to Life's Problems: A Sourcebook for Preaching and Teaching (Chicago, IL: Moody Press), 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's Annotation

*RYLE, J.C., Practical Religion: Being Plain Papers on the Daily Duties, Experience, Dangers and Privileges of Professing Christians (Cambridge, England: J. Clarke), ISBN: ISBN: 085234449X 9780852344491. Available on the forthcoming SWRB Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
Foreword by J.I. Packer. "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

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 (New York, NY: Appleton-Century Crofts, 1966).
"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 (Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers, 1986), 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 (Dallas, TX: Word Publishing), 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 (San Jose, CA: Resource Publications, c1988), ISBN: 0893901199 9780893901196.
Includes bibliography.

Vila, Samuel, Handbook for Christian Counseling: Manual de Visitacion Pastoral (Fort Lauderdale, FL: TSELF, Incorporated), ISBN: 8472286002 9788472286009.

*WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY (1643-1652), The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) (Glasgow, Scotland [Free Presbyterian Publications, 133 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6LE]: Free Presbyterian Publication, 1994). ISBN: 0902506080 (casebound) and ISBN: 0902506358 (paperback). Available from Crown and Covenant Publications. Also, available from Still Waters Revival Books). A Christian classic.
" '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 [1646] 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." -- SWRB
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, Mr. Thomas Manton's Epistle to the Reader,
  2. The Confession of Faith (1646), the full and original edition with Scripture proofs written out,
  3. The Larger Catechism with Scripture proofs written out,
  4. The Shorter Catechism with Scripture proofs written out,
  5. The Sum of Saving Knowledge,
  6. The National Covenant,
  7. The Solemn League and Covenant,
  8. A Solemn Acknowledgement of Publick Sins and Breaches of the Covenant; and a Solemn Engagement to all the Duties Contained Therein is available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1, ISBN: 0921148674 9780921148678,
  9. The Directory for the Public Worship of God,
  10. The Form of Presbyterial Church Government, and
  11. The Directory for Family Worship.
THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646) is said to be the finest summary of THE HOLY BIBLE available. It is recommended for daily devotions. Among the ten greatest works in the English language.
The Significance of The Westminster Standards as a Creed
http://www.fpcr.org/blue_banner_articles/signific.htm
Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) With Scripture Proofs
http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_with_proofs/
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 forthcoming SWRB Puritan Hard Drive.
http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/index01.htm
THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646) with all its subordinate documents in searchable format is available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1, ISBN: 0921148674 9780921148678.
Westminster Assembly and Related Documents
http://www.covenanter.org/Westminster/westminsterhome.htm
For commentaries on THE WESTMINSTER OF FAITH (1646) see the following topical listing:
9chc2 fix all "The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) (The Westminster Standards) and Related Works"
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9cha.html#wcf
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.
Westminster Divines, The Shorter Catechism With Scripture Proofs (Carlisle, PA [P.O. Box 621, Carlisle 17013, USA]: The Banner of Truth Trust). ISBN: 0851512658.
Arguably the greatest tract ever created, all factors considered.
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/
Westminster Larger Catechism With Proof Texts
The Larger Catechism with Scripture proofs written out, "The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) (The Westminster Standards) and Related Works: A Study Guide"
http://www.lettermen2.com/suggest.html
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

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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.
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Biblical Counseling Reference Works

*Adams, Jay E., The Christian Counselor's Manual: The Practice of Nouthetic Counseling (The Jay Adams Library. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1986). 30079
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 (Ministry Resources Library. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1986), 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's Annotation
Includes bibliographical references.

*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. Alternate title: A THEOLOGY OF CHRISTIAN COUNSELING: MORE THAN REDEMPTION. (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian and Reformed, 1979), 338 pages, ISBN: 0310511011 9780310511014.
"Four major sections seek to articulate a biblical theology of counseling. The first seven chapters deal with the relevance of God and His Word to counseling: e.g., 'God is man's environment'; 'because counseling is part of the ministry of the Word (just as preaching is) it is unthinkable to use any other text (just as it would be unthinkable to do so in preaching).' The next four chapters deal with the nature of man in creation and in sin. The next seven deal with the change process (salvation and sanctification), including a lengthy section on forgiveness. The book closes with a miscellany of other topics. Along with COMPETENT TO COUNSEL, THE CHRISTIAN COUNSELOR'S MANUAL, and LECTURES ON COUNSELING, this is a fundamental book for understanding nouthetic counseling.
"Reprints in entirety two books, COPING WITH COUNSELING CRISES and THE USE OF THE SCRIPTURES IN COUNSELING and two pamphlets "Your Place in the Counseling Revolution" and "Counseling and the Sovereignty of God." Opens with a challenge to seminary students to consider their calling as 'pastor-counselors'." -- David Powlison

Adams, Jay Edward, Ten Volume Christian Counselor's Commentary Series (Timeless Texts).
"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's Annotation

Alexander, Archibald (1772-1851), Practical Truths (Keyser, WV: Odom Publications, 1990, 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

*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).
"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, (Vol. 1), A Call to the Unconverted, (Vol. 2), The Saint's Everlasting Rest: Baxter's Practical Works, (Vol. 3), The Reformed Pastor: Baxter's Practical Works, (Vol. 4), Treatise of Self-Denial, and The One Thing Necessary, and much, much more." -- Book Description

*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.
"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), found elsewhere in BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS, are less detailed works. They are more suitable for family instruction than are the detailed presentation in A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY.
" Ptacek in Family Worship (p. 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." -- SWRB
This work is available in many editions, and in many formats.
Reformation Heritage Books has new copies of the Soli Deo Gloria edition 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. They may be the publisher who will eventually reprints the title.
http://www.heritagebooks.org/
The reprint by George Virtue is included on Reformation Bookshelf CD #21, ISBN: 0921148992 9780921148999.
The reprint by George Virtue is available as a Cerlox bound photocopy from Still Waters Revival Books, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
The reprint by George Virtue is available online and may be downloaded in PDF format at Christian Classics Ethereal Library.
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/baxter/practical.toc.html
The reprint by George Virtue is included on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD Four, CD #21.
The reprint by George Virtue appears in full preview in Google Books but may not be downloaded. This Google Books scan includes the contents in detail on pages iii-xix. This contents in detail 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 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 paste from image-based PDF format to OCR (character) format. This particular Google Books scan can not be cut and pasted or downloaded.
http://books.google.com/books?id=cyQFBOUHkaoC&dq=A+Christian+Directory+inpublisher:lettermen+inpublisher:associates&lr=&as_brr=0&ie=ISO-8859-1
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 following three excerpts are included as bonus free books on Reformation Bookshelf CD #28, ISBN: 0921148267 9780921148265.
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).
The Practical Works of Richard Baxter: A Christian Directory, Vol. 1
A summary of currently available publications.
http://www.lettermen2.com/pwrbcd.html
*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 (Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 2000), 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
Available [THE SAINT'S EVERLASTING REST singly] on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD Two, CD #11.
Translations: The Saint's Everlasting Rest (singely), French; Danish; Dutch.
*Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), The Reformed Pastor: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 4 (Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 2000, 1992), 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

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

*Broger, John C. (developer/editor), Course I: The Self-Confrontation Syllabus for Biblical Counseling Training and Course I: Self-Confrontation Tapes (10 cassette tapes) (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 series by John Broger is designed to accompany the course and includes practical examples.
Biblical Counseling Foundation
http://www.bcfministries.org

*Broger, John C. (developer/editor), Course II: Nouthetic Counseling Study Guide and Course II: Self-Confrontation Tapes (8 cassette tapes) (Rancho Mirage, CA: Biblical Counseling Foundation).
Biblical Counseling Foundation
http://www.bcfministries.org

Broger, John C., Instructor's Guide for the Self-confrontation Course: Based on the Old and New Testaments as the Only Authoritative Rule of Faith and Conduct (Rancho Mirage, CA: Biblical Counseling Foundation, 1992).

*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.
"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), found elsewhere in BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS, are less detailed works. They are more suitable for family instruction than are the detailed presentation in A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY.
" Ptacek in Family Worship (p. 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." -- SWRB
This work is available in many editions, and in many formats.
Reformation Heritage Books has new copies of the Soli Deo Gloria edition 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. They may be the publisher who will eventually reprints the title.
http://www.heritagebooks.org/
The reprint by George Virtue is included on Reformation Bookshelf CD #21, ISBN: 0921148992 9780921148999.
The reprint by George Virtue is available as a Cerlox bound photocopy from Still Waters Revival Books, Edmonton, AB, Canada.
The reprint by George Virtue is available online and may be downloaded in PDF format at Christian Classics Ethereal Library.
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/baxter/practical.toc.html
The reprint by George Virtue is included on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD Four, CD #21.
The reprint by George Virtue appears in full preview in Google Books but may not be downloaded. This Google Books scan includes the contents in detail on pages iii-xix. This contents in detail 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 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 paste from image-based PDF format to OCR (character) format. This particular Google Books scan can not be cut and pasted or downloaded.
http://books.google.com/books?id=cyQFBOUHkaoC&dq=A+Christian+Directory+inpublisher:lettermen+inpublisher:associates&lr=&as_brr=0&ie=ISO-8859-1
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 following three excerpts are included as bonus free books on Reformation Bookshelf CD #28, ISBN: 0921148267 9780921148265.
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).
The Practical Works of Richard Baxter: A Christian Directory, Vol. 1
A summary of currently available publications.
http://www.lettermen2.com/pwrbcd.html

*Baxter, Richard, The Reformed Pastor: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 4 (Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 2000, 1992), ISBN: 1877611360.
"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). Previous published under the title New Geneva Study Bible: Bringing the Light of the Reformation to Scripture (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995).
"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.
A Review 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 Short Title Listing
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chb.html#crsstl
Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, William L. Roberts D.D.
http://www.covenantedreformation.com/EssaysCR/RP%20Catechism/RP%20Index.html

*Dean, Hershel B., The Golden Treasury of Bible Wisdom (King James Version) (Uhrichsville, OH: Barbour and Company, Incorporated, 1988).

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 (Hendrickson Publishers, Inc.), ISBN: 1565635604 9781565635609.

MacArthur, John, and Wayne Mack, and others, Introduction to Biblical Counseling: A Basic Guide to the Principles and Practice of Counseling (Irving, Texas: Word Books, 1994), 400 pages, 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 (Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Media).
This book is accompanied by an audio cassette series of 24 tapes.

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's Annotation
"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's Annotation

*Murray, John (1898-1975), Principles of Conduct (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm.B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.), 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 (InterVarsity Press, May 2001), ISBN: 083082295X 9780830822959.

*Nave, Orville, and Edward Viening (revised and compiled) The New Nave's Topical Bible, new and enlarged (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1986), 1114 pages, ISBN: 0310337100 9780310337102.
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. A Christian classic.
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. A Christian classic.
Nave's Topical Bible
http://bible.crosswalk.com/Concordances/NavesTopicalBible/

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

Pulaski, Adam, Biblical Counseling Manual: A Self Help Counseling Program Guide, ISBN: 1412038790 9781412038799
Biblical Counseling Manual: A Self Help Counseling Program Adam Pulaski (Author) 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 obsolete http://www.ecoin.net/bcbook/
Biblical Counseling On-line Workshop
http://www.immanuels.org/bc/bc_home.htmy

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

*Schaff, Philip, Schaff's History of Christianity, 8 volumes (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm.B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.), ISBN: 0802880479 9780802880475. Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD One, CD #2.
"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 (Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas Publishers, 1986), 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.
"For over 150 years, the TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE has given Bible students the most complete collection anywhere of cross references -- far more than any concordance or reference Bible. Now this updated classic is so much easier to use. The entries, arranged verse by verse, offer cross references to related verses, topics, themes, and important words, so you can discover just what the Bible says about itself. This new edition contains over 100,000 new references, hundreds of corrections, seven new indexes, a handy symbol system, and a helpful `how to use the book' section. And it's completely retypeset in modern type for readability! 1664 pages . . ." -- CBD
"The one book, aside from the Bible itself, that I value most in my studies. I am grateful to Thomas Nelson for publishing this expanded edition." -- John MacArthur
Includes bibliography, subject index, topic number index, Proverbs index, name index, figure of speech index, and other indexes. See the index to Proverbs.
Also available in digital format.
Smith, Jerome H., New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, Logos Bible Software (LLS)
"Edited by Jerome H. Smith - An incredible 1-volume Bible reference library, this comprehensive update of the original TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE 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'."

*Spurgeon, C.H., 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 (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1975, 1974, 1964) and Spurgeon's Devotional Bible: Selected Passages From the Word of God With Running Comments, ISBN: 0852343434 0852340583 9780852340585 (paperback), (Evangelical Press, February 1996). Other 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's Annotation
C.H. Spurgeon wrote, among other things:

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.
Pilgrim Publications
Sells new copies of SPURGEON'S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE.
http://www.pilgrimpublications.com/
Power BibleCD
Includes SPURGEON'S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE. This is the only e-text of the work that we know of.
http://www.powerbible.com/

*Thompson, Frank Charles (editor) and Kirkbride Bible and Technology (other contributor), Thompson Chain Reference Bible, KJV, 5th edition, improved, 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's Annotation
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's Annotation
"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 un-believer, '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. -- sk]." -- Publisher's Annotation
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's Annotation

*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's Annotation
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 (Journal of Pastoral Care Publications, 1988), 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, The works of jay adams

Related WebLinks

Appendix A: Words of Christ Appearing in The Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappa.html

fix all seems to suberceed home page and tape library Institute for Nouthetic Studies http://www.nouthetic.org/ National Association of Nouthetic Counselors http://www.nanc.org/ Nouthetic Counseling Home Page -- Competent to Counsel
obsolete http://www.lifeisworship.com/nanc/index.htm
The National Association of Nouthetic Counselors Tape Library
obsolete http://www.kyrios.com/soundword/nanc.html
National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC)
5526 State Road 26 East
Lafayette, IN 47905

Sound Word Associates Library of Biblical Counselors
http://www.soundword.com/ccon.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's Annotation
http://www.logos.com/products/prepub/details/2482

Biblical Counseling On-line Workshop
http://www.immanuels.org/biblical_counseling/

Sound Word Associates, Ltd.
http://www.soundword.com/index.html



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's Annotation
"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.

*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. (Purposeful Design Publications, 1979), 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's Annotation
"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/product/1100

Nave, Orville J., and Warren Baker, Nave's Complete Word Study Topical Bible (King James Version) (AMG Publishers, July 30, 2005), 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 felts 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's Annotation.

*Nave, Orville, and Edward Viening (revised and compiled) The New Nave's Topical Bible, new and enlarged (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House, 1986), 1114 pages, ISBN: 0310337100 9780310337102.
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. A Christian classic.
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. A Christian classic.
Nave's Topical Bible
http://bible.crosswalk.com/Concordances/NavesTopicalBible/

*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's Annotation
Also available in LLS format in Nelson's Electronic Bible Reference Library, Volume 1.
Nelson Reference, Ultimate Bible Reference Library: CD-ROM (Nelson Reference, October 15, 2002), ISBN: 9780785249955 0785249958.
Includes THE NEW GENEVA STUDY BIBLE, THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE, THE NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE, MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY (complete and unabridged) and about 55 other works. Logos Library System format.

PRIBBLE, STEPHEN, Scripture Index to the Westminster Standards (Dallas, TX: Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1994). Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications [and] Protestant Heritage Press
"A thorough index for scripture proofs to the Westminster Confession of Faith. Based upon the original version of the Confession, as approved by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1647. Includes a list of printing errors which have crept into many popular edtions of the Westminster Confession. The publisher has added a brief historical essay explaining the proceedings of the Westminster Assembly in relation to the scripture proofs."

*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."

*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.
"For over 150 years, the TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE has given Bible students the most complete collection anywhere of cross references -- far more than any concordance or reference Bible. Now this updated classic is so much easier to use. The entries, arranged verse by verse, offer cross references to related verses, topics, themes, and important words, so you can discover just what the Bible says about itself. This new edition contains over 100,000 new references, hundreds of corrections, seven new indexes, a handy symbol system, and a helpful `how to use the book' section. And it's completely retypeset in modern type for readability! 1664 pages . . ." -- CBD
"The one book, aside from the Bible itself, that I value most in my studies. I am grateful to Thomas Nelson for publishing this expanded edition." -- John MacArthur
Includes bibliography, subject index, topic number index, Proverbs index, name index, figure of speech index, and other indexes. See the index to Proverbs.
Also available in digital format.
Smith, Jerome H., New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, Logos Bible Software (LLS)
"Edited by Jerome H. Smith - An incredible 1-volume Bible reference library, this comprehensive update of the original TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE 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'."

*Thompson, Frank Charles (editor) and Kirkbride Bible and Technology (other contributor), Thompson Chain Reference Bible, KJV, 5th edition, improved, 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's Annotation
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's Annotation
"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 un-believer, '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. -- sk]." -- Publisher's Annotation
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's Annotation

*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's Annotation
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. Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD Four, CD #24.
Torrey's New Topical Textbook
http://www.ccel.org/t/torrey/ttt/

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

*WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES, 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 forthcoming SWRB 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, 1996). 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.net/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/ 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 forthcoming SWRB 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, 1996). ISBN: 0940931303 9780940931305. Includes a unique, 100-page topical index to both the Confession and the Catechism.



Bible Reference Works

*Calvin, John (1509-1564), Calvin's Commentaries, 22 volumes (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House). Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD One, CD #1. A Christian classic.
"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 (22 Volumes) in Logos Library System format (LLS)
http://www.logos.com/products/details/887
The Comprehensive John Calvin Collection CD-ROM
http://www.ageslibrary.com
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http://www.logosbiblesoftware.com/logosbiblesoftware/calcom.html
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*Calvin, John (1509-1564), The Institutes of the Christian Religion, 2 volumes (Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press, 1960). 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
"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] 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 (Prov. 29:18). (Beveridge translation)"
See the entire Prefatory Address, Beveridge translation:
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 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House) and with CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES.
Nelson's Ultimate Bible Reference Library, Logos Library System format (LLS) (CD-ROM)
This library systems includes CALVIN'S INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, THE HOLY BIBLE KING JAMES VERSION, THE NEW TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE, AUGUSTINE'S CONFESSIONS, WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646), WESTMINSTER LARGER CATECHISM, WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM, MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY, NEW NAVE'S TOPICAL BIBLE, PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, and other classic Bible study aids. THE REFORMATION STUDY BIBLE (Other title: THE NEW GENEVA STUDY BIBLE,) in LLS format, may be added to this library. Therefore, all the above works may be used in combination with each other in Bible study.
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Calvin, Spurgeon and International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE) (LLS)
Contains Calvin's Commentaries.
http://www.logos.com/products/details/889
Calvin's Commentaries (22 Volumes) (LLS)
http://www.logos.com/products/details/887
The Comprehensive John Calvin Collection CD-ROM in Logos Library System (LLS) format
http://www.logosbiblesoftware.com/logosbiblesoftware/calcom.html
Calvin's Commentaries (online)
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/calcom
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
The Comprehensive John Calvin Collection
From Ages Software. Includes both the Battles and the Beveridge translation of THE INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION, CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES, and other works by Calvin.
http://www.ageslibrary.com/ages_calvin_collection_1.html
Institutes of the Christian Religion (Beveridge translation online)
http://www.ccel.org/ccel/calvin/institutes.i.html

*CALVIN, JOHN (1509-1564), et al. [John Knox, Theodore Beza, Miles Coverdale, William Whittingham, Anthony Gilby, and Martin Luther, and others], GARY DEMAR (foreword), MARSHALL FOSTER (preface) 1599 Geneva Bible [enhanced], hardcover (Tolle Lege Press, 2006, 2007), 1400 pages, ISBN: 0975484699 9780975484692 0975484613 9780975484616 0975484621 9780975484623. Available on the forthcoming SWRB 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. 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 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, but the type set has been enlarged and the font style change for today's reader." -- Publisher's Annotation
"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 SWRB 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 forthcoming SWRB 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 (a flaming homosexual, megalomaniac, and tyrant) 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 synchronise 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). "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." -- The Genevan Bible, Notes on its Production and Distribution
"In our opinion, the notes in the 1599 edition were the most faithful to Scripture. [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. -- sk]
"Features of the Tolle Lege 1599 GENEVA BIBLE:
  • Word-for-word accuracy with the 1599 Geneva Bible
  • 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
  • Size: 8.75" x 11.5"
  • Approx: 1,400 pages
    Excerpts from two articles on the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE may be read at the SWRB 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
    Tolle Lege 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, Book of Romans
    Examine the Tolle Lege 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, a PDF file of the Book of Romans.
    http://www.tollelegepress.com/gb/geneva.php
    "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." -- 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. "There have also been concerns about textual errors, but Toll Lege Press has acknowledged and fixed them in the printings following the first." -- 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. Sample notes from the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, the Tolle Lege Press restored edition of 2007: Genesis "1:11 1 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.
    Gensis "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 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.
    "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." -- 1599 Geneva Bible, Tolle Lege Press, 2006, 2007)
    *King James Bible With the Geneva Bible Notes, 1672. Notes: This is a fascimilie of the 1672 edition. Available on the forthcoming SWRB Puritan Hard Drive.
    "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." -- SWRB
    Geneva Bible, 1599. Additional 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 . . . (London: Imprinted by the Deputies of C. Barker, 1599).
    http://bible.crosswalk.com/Commentaries/GenevaStudyBible/,
    Geneva Bible Notes, 1599
    http://www.poconos.net/~reformed/documents/geneva/
    The Geneva Bible Notes are also featured in the Online Bible CD-ROM. One keystroke brings the notes up in the second window.
    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/

    PRIBBLE, STEPHEN, Scripture Index to the Westminster Standards (Dallas, TX: Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1994). Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications [and] Protestant Heritage Press
    "A thorough index for scripture proofs to the Westminster Confession of Faith. Based upon the original version of the Confession, as approved by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland in 1647. Includes a list of printing errors which have crept into many popular edtions of the Westminster Confession. The publisher has added a brief historical essay explaining the proceedings of the Westminster Assembly in relation to the scripture proofs."

    Wilkerson, David R., Commandments and Promises of Jesus Christ (Glendale, CA: G/L Regal Reflections, 1974, 1973), ISBN: 0830702733.

    *WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY (1643-1652), The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) (Glasgow, Scotland [Free Presbyterian Publications, 133 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6LE]: Free Presbyterian Publication, 1994). ISBN: 0902506080 (casebound) and ISBN: 0902506358 (paperback). Available from Crown and Covenant Publications. Also, available from Still Waters Revival Books). A Christian classic.
    " '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 [1646] 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." -- SWRB
    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, Mr. Thomas Manton's Epistle to the Reader,
    2. The Confession of Faith (1646), the full and original edition with Scripture proofs written out,
    3. The Larger Catechism with Scripture proofs written out,
    4. The Shorter Catechism with Scripture proofs written out,
    5. The Sum of Saving Knowledge,
    6. The National Covenant,
    7. The Solemn League and Covenant,
    8. A Solemn Acknowledgement of Publick Sins and Breaches of the Covenant; and a Solemn Engagement to all the Duties Contained Therein is available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1, ISBN: 0921148674 9780921148678,
    9. The Directory for the Public Worship of God,
    10. The Form of Presbyterial Church Government, and
    11. The Directory for Family Worship.
    THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646) is said to be the finest summary of THE HOLY BIBLE available. It is recommended for daily devotions. Among the ten greatest works in the English language.
    The Significance of The Westminster Standards as a Creed
    http://www.fpcr.org/blue_banner_articles/signific.htm
    Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) With Scripture Proofs
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_with_proofs/
    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 forthcoming SWRB Puritan Hard Drive.
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/index01.htm
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/index01.htm
    THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646) with all its subordinate documents in searchable format is available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1, ISBN: 0921148674 9780921148678.
    Westminster Assembly and Related Documents
    http://www.covenanter.org/Westminster/westminsterhome.htm
    For commentaries on THE WESTMINSTER OF FAITH (1646) see the following topical listing:
    "The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) (The Westminster Standards) and Related Works"
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9cha.html#wcf
    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.
    Westminster Divines, The Shorter Catechism With Scripture Proofs (Carlisle, PA [P.O. Box 621, Carlisle 17013, USA]: The Banner of Truth Trust). ISBN: 0851512658.
    Arguably the greatest tract ever created, all factors considered.
    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/
    Westminster Larger Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/wlc_w_proofs/index.html
    The Larger Catechism with Scripture proofs written out, "The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) (The Westminster Standards) and Related Works: A Study Guide"
    http://www.lettermen2.com/suggest.html
    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, Commentary on the Shorter Catechism, 2 volumes (Cerlox Bound Photocopy Series. Edmonton, AB, Canada: Still Waters Revival Books, 1993, 1853). A Christian classic.
    " `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!" -- SWRB
    find e-text online if it is availableBoston's Commentary on the Westminster Confession [1646]
    delete obsolete http://www.best.com/~covenant/
    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). Previous published under the title New Geneva Study Bible: Bringing the Light of the Reformation to Scripture (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995).
    "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.
    A Review 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 Short Title Listing
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chb.html#crsstl
    Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, William L. Roberts D.D.
    http://www.covenantedreformation.com/EssaysCR/RP%20Catechism/RP%20Index.html

    *CALVIN, JOHN (1509-1564), et al. [John Knox, Theodore Beza, Miles Coverdale, William Whittingham, Anthony Gilby, and Martin Luther, and others], GARY DEMAR (foreword), MARSHALL FOSTER (preface) 1599 Geneva Bible [enhanced], hardcover (Tolle Lege Press, 2006, 2007), 1400 pages, ISBN: 0975484699 9780975484692 0975484613 9780975484616 0975484621 9780975484623. Available on the forthcoming SWRB 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. 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 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, but the type set has been enlarged and the font style change for today's reader." -- Publisher's Annotation
    "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 SWRB 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 forthcoming SWRB 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 (a flaming homosexual, megalomaniac, and tyrant) 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 synchronise 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). "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." -- The Genevan Bible, Notes on its Production and Distribution
    "In our opinion, the notes in the 1599 edition were the most faithful to Scripture. [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. -- sk]
    "Features of the Tolle Lege 1599 GENEVA BIBLE:
  • Word-for-word accuracy with the 1599 Geneva Bible
  • 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
  • Size: 8.75" x 11.5"
  • Approx: 1,400 pages
    Excerpts from two articles on the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE may be read at the SWRB 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
    Tolle Lege 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, Book of Romans
    Examine the Tolle Lege 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, a PDF file of the Book of Romans.
    http://www.tollelegepress.com/gb/geneva.php
    "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." -- 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. "There have also been concerns about textual errors, but Toll Lege Press has acknowledged and fixed them in the printings following the first." -- 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. Sample notes from the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE, the Tolle Lege Press restored edition of 2007: Genesis "1:11 1 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.
    Gensis "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 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.
    "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." -- 1599 Geneva Bible, Tolle Lege Press, 2006, 2007)
    *King James Bible With the Geneva Bible Notes, 1672. Notes: This is a fascimilie of the 1672 edition. Available on the forthcoming SWRB Puritan Hard Drive.
    "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." -- SWRB
    Geneva Bible, 1599. Additional 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 . . . (London: Imprinted by the Deputies of C. Barker, 1599).
    http://bible.crosswalk.com/Commentaries/GenevaStudyBible/,
    Geneva Bible Notes, 1599
    http://www.poconos.net/~reformed/documents/geneva/
    The Geneva Bible Notes are also featured in the Online Bible CD-ROM. One keystroke brings the notes up in the second window.
    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/

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

    Creeds and Confessions
    http://www.biblestudytools.net/History/AD/CreedsandConfessions/
    Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
    http://www.biblestudytools.net/Concordances/TreasuryofScriptureKnowledge/
    Geneva Bible, 1599. Additional 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 . . . (London: Imprinted by the Deputies of C. Barker, 1599).
    http://bible.crosswalk.com/Commentaries/GenevaStudyBible/
    Matthew Henry Complete Commentary on the Whole Bible
    http://www.biblestudytools.net/Commentaries/MatthewHenryComplete/
    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible (Jamieson, Fausset, Brown)
    http://www.biblestudytools.net/Commentaries/JamiesonFaussetBrown/
    John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
    http://www.biblestudytools.net/Commentaries/GillsExpositionoftheBible/
    Nave's Topical Bible
    http://bible.crosswalk.com/Concordances/NavesTopicalBible/
    Easton's Bible Dictionary
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/dictionaries/eastons-bible-dictionary/
    Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD Four, CD #24.
    Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
    http://www.biblestudytools.net/Dictionaries/HitchcockBibleNames/
    Smith's Bible Dictionary
    http://www.biblestudytools.net/Dictionaries/SmithsBibleDictionary/
    King James Dictionary
    http://www.biblestudytools.net/Dictionaries/KingJamesDictionary/
    Foxe's Book of Martyrs Edited by William Byron Forbush
    http://www.biblestudytools.net/History/AD/FoxsBookofMartyrs/
    John Foxe's Book of Martyrs
    http://www.hrionline.ac.uk/johnfoxe
    The Works of Josephus
    http://www.biblestudytools.net/History/BC/FlaviusJosephus/
    The Interlinear Bible
    http://www.biblestudytools.net/InterlinearBible/
    BST Fonts for Windows and Machintosh
    http://www.biblestudytools.net/OtherResources/BSTFonts/

    *The English Hexapla, Exhibiting the six Important English Translations of the New Testament Scriptures, Wiclif, Tyndale, Cranmer, Genevan, Anglo-rhemish, Authorized or King James Version, 1841, 2 volumes (Cerlox Bound Photocopy Series or Casebound Photocopy. Edmonton, AB, Canada: Still Waters Revival Books). Included in (Reformation Bookshelf CD #2). A Christian classic.
    " 'Hexapla,' of course, means 'six-fold' or 'six-columned' as the section of this book explaining the 'Plan of the English Hexapla' notes, 'the term 'Hexapla' was originally applied to the work executed by Origen in the 3rd century; in which the first column contained the Hebrew Text of the Old Testament; the second, the Hebrew text in Greek letters; the third, Aquila's Greek version; the fourth, the translation of Symmachus; the fifth, the LXX version (i.e. the Septuagint--RB); the sixth, Theodotion's version.' The English Hexapla offered here contains the six English translations noted in the title, arranged side by side for easy comparison and reference. Dates for each version used are as follows: Wiclif (1380), Tyndal (1534), Cranmer (1539), Geneva (1557), Rheims (1582), King James Version (1611). Of special interest may be the Geneva 1557 version (from a copy of the first edition), as both Geneva Bible's presently in print contain later versions (1599 and 1602) of this text. It should also be noted that the notes to the Geneva Bible are not included in the English Hexapla, just the text. The 1611 edition of the KJV will also be of value to those who would like to compare it with the more modern version of this translation. 'The notation of the verses has been inserted in all the translations, for convenience of reference... In illustration of the utility of the comparison of the various translations, much that is interesting might be advanced, but which the use of the volume will at once afford. The varied, although ordinarily equivalent manner in which the different translators render the same phrase, often throws much light upon the exact meaning; and when the versions vary in sense, the enquiry suggested with reference to the Original cannot fail to afford profit while it interests' ('Plan of the English Hexapla,' pp. 161-162). Additionally this English Hexapla also includes 'The original Greek text after Scholz with the various readings of the Textus Receptus and the principal Constantinopolitan and Alexanderine manuscripts, and a complete collation of Scholz's text with Griesbach's edition of 1805... The Greek text has been placed in the upper part of each page, for the purpose of facilitating the comparison of the versions with the Original, so desirable when they vary in rendering any passage.' This is all preceeded by a detailed and annotated 160 page historical account of the English translations." -- SWRB

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

    Green, Jay P., Sr. (1918-2008), (editor), The Classic Bible Dictionary (The Fifty Greatest Christian Classics. Lafayette, IN: Sovereign Grace Trust Fund, 1989), 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.

    *Logos Research Systems, CDWord Library System 5 volumes (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, 1996). 50010A
    "Imagine a complete theological library at your fingertips, with instant retrieval of any reference material on any subject or relating to any verse from hundreds of Bible texts, lexicons, Bible dictionaries, commentaries, and much more!" Logos CDWord Library 2.0, Level 1: KJV, NIV, ASV, New Bible Dictionary, Strong's, Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, New Nave's, Torrey's New Topical Textbook, Complete Guide Bible Versions, Logos Bible Maps, Pilgrim's Progress, Morning and Evening, plus 100 MIDI Hymns. Logos CDWord Library 2.0, Level 2: Level 1 plus NASB, Vine's Expository Dictionary, Tense/Voice/Mood, Augustine's Confessions, Bible Knowledge Commentary, and Matthew Henry's Commentary. Logos CDWord Library 2.0 Level 3: Levels 1 and 2 plus RSV, Nestle-Aland 26th Edition, Gramcord Greek Morphology, UBS Hebrew Morphology, Rahlfs' Septuagint with Morphology, Kittel (abridged), BAGD Greek Lexicon, Liddell/Scott Lexicon, Louw/Nida Lexicon, Chapman's Greek NT Insert, Harper's Bible Dictionary, and Harper's Bible Commentary. Logos CDWord Library 2.0 Level 4: Levels 1, 2 and 3 plus NRSV, NKJV, Byzantine Majority Textform, Textus Receptus (1550), Textus Receptus (Scriveners, 1891), Latin Vulgate and Jerome Biblical Commentary. This CD-ROM product runs under Windows 3.1 or Windows 95. Best performance is with a fast CD-ROM player. -- GCB. Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal is included in the Logos CDWord Library Systems, volume 3.
    Logos Library System CDWord Library System, 5 volumes
    http://www.logosbiblesoftware.com/logosbiblesoftware/calcom.html

    *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, William, Smith's Bible Dictionary (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers), ISBN: 9781565638044 1565638042. Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD Four, CD #24.
    "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.net/Dictionaries/SmithsBibleDictionary/

    *Strong, James, The New Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible (Nelson's Centennial Edition) (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers), ISBN: 0840753608 9780840753601.
    "STRONG'S has been the most valuable Bible reference tool for a century. Now this newly improved edition from Nelson makes it effortless to use! The modern type is easy to read, and the Biblical references are printed out in full to eliminate confusion. A new topical index quickly locates people, places, things, and teachings in the Bible. Concordance entries are subdivided and defined when words refer to more than one person, place or object. All proper names are defined and pronounced. And the words of Christ are shaded in gray. This edition includes the concise Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries at the back, but no longer includes the key-verse comparison chart.. . . ." -- CBD
    See also: Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of The Bible (Hendrickson Publishers, June 30, 2007), Updated edition, 1685 pages, ISBN: 1598560662 9781598560664. Includes "a feature-rich companion CD for PC."

    *Strong, James, Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of The Bible (Hendrickson Publishers, June 30, 2007), Updated edition, 1685 pages, ISBN: 1598560662 9781598560664. Includes STRONG'S EXPANDED PREMIUM EDITION CD-ROM.
    "It's easy to see why STRONG'S has remained the very first reference purchase of Bible readers for decades. And now it's even easier to see! Newly typeset with exceptionally clear and readable print -- and with a feature-rich companion CD for PC or PDA -- this affordable edition will continue to be the most-used resource in Bible libraries everywhere.

    "Features interactive FREE Premium CD-ROM, including the entire text in PDF format, for PCs, Macs, or PDA.
    "The STRONG'S EXPANDED PREMIUM EDITION CD-ROM provides ready access to all of the Strong's information, including enhanced STRONG'S HEBREW AND GREEK DICTIONARIES, as well as ALL the following titles:
    Select Hendrickson Resources Coded to Strong'S:
    Bibles Commentaries Dictionaries Topical Background

    *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, 5th edition, improved, 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's Annotation
    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's Annotation
    "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 un-believer, '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. -- sk]." -- Publisher's Annotation
    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's Annotation

    *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's Annotation
    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

    *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, Young's Analytical Concordance of the Bible, revised with STRONG'S (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Publishers), 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

    *Young, Robert, Young's Literal Translation of the Holy Bible, 2nd revised edition (3rd edition) (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1956, 1898, 1887, 1862), ISBN: 0801099102. This is a facsimile reprint. Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD One, CD #2.
    Robert Young is the author of the ANALYTICAL CONCORDANCE TO THE BIBLE, ISBN: 0840749457, and 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.
    "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
    http://www.biblestudytools.net/
    Young's Literal Translation
    Includes biographical information.
    http://www.bible-researcher.com/young.html

    *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
    Volume 1: Revised Edition (A-D)
    Volume 2: Revised Edition (E-J)
    Volume 3: Revised Edition (K-P)
    Volume 4: Revised Edition (Q-Z)

    *Harrison, Roland Kenneth (editor), Encyclopedia of Biblical and Christian Ethics, revised and updated (Testament, March 4, 2003), 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's Annotation
    "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

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

    *WATSON, THOMAS (c. 1620-1686), Body of Divinity: Contained in Sermons Upon the Westminster Assembly's Catechism (Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust, 1965, 1890), ISBN: 0851511449. Available on the forthcoming SWRB Puritan Hard Drive. Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD One, CD #2. A Christian classic.
    A Body of Divinity: Contained in Sermons Upon the Westminster Assembly's Catechism
    http://books.google.com/books?id=fFAwGQAACAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html
    "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's Annotation
    "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.bpc.org/resources/vincent/wsc_vi_001.html
    Westminster Shorter Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html
    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 forthcoming SWRB Puritan Hard Drive.
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/index01.htm
    Westminster Shorter Catechism Project
    "Click on any of the individual questions below to get the answer and Biblical references, as well as links to works by John Flavel, Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, James Fisher, and John Whitecross, and others."
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/
    Bordwine, James, A Guide to the Westminster Standards: Confession of Faith and Larger Catechism (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

    Related WebLinks

    Appendix A: Words of Christ Appearing in The Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappa.html

    *WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES, 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 forthcoming SWRB 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, 1996). ISBN: 0940931303 9780940931305. Includes a unique, 100-page topical index to both the Confession and the Catechism.

    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

    *Banner of Truth, Index to the Banner of Truth Magazine, 1955-1985 (Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust). Available in: 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.
    "Covers issues 1 through 263. Includes combined author/subject index to articles over one page. Correspondence, brief news items, and short book reviews have not been included." -- GCB

    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's Annotation

    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's Annotation

    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 (Ventura, CA: Regal Books, 1991), 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's Annotation
    A tool to reshape ministerial strategies.

    *BARROW, GREGORY, The Covenanted Reformation Defended Against Contemporary Schismatics (Cerlox Bound Photocopy Series. Edmonton, AB, Canada: Still Waters Revival Books, 1998), 318 pages. Available on the forthcoming SWRB Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Puritan Bookshelf CD #1. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1, #19, #23, #27, ISBN: 0921148674 9780921148678.
    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 1:8)!" -- SWRB
    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'." -- SWRB
    The Covenanted Reformation Defended, e-text
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/CovRefGB.htm
    obsolete substitute swrb.com newlett 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

    Books-by-Ear, Books-By-Ear Catalog (Seattle, WA [Books-by-Ear, P.O. Box 75628, Seattle 98125]: Books-by-Ear). G1016
    Features audio cassettes of conservative, Reformed publications. "Discover the freedom of full-length and condensed books on audio cassettes." Includes index.

    *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 (Edinburg, Scotland: T & T Clark, 1993), 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."
    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.

    *Edersheim, Alfred, Bible History, ISBN: 156563165X 9781565631656.
    "Alfred Edersheim's monumental work -- his most significant one next to the LIFE AND TIMES OF JESUS THE MESSIAH [10295]. 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, The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm.B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., 1990, 1883). 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's Annotation
    The Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah, by Alfred Edersheim
    http://www.ccel.org/e/edersheim/lifetimes/

    Edersheim, Alfred, 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 (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1987), ISBN: 0880621184 9780880621182.
    Includes bibliography.

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

    Fitzgerald, Allan D. (editor), Augustine Through The Ages: An Encyclopedia (Wm.B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, September 1999), 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's Annotation

    GARDINER, SAMUEL RAWSON, The Constitution Documents of the Puritan Revolution, 1625-1660Still Waters Revival Books). Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #30, ISBN: 0921148380 9780921148388.
    "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." -- SWRB
    The Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution, 1628-1660
    http://books.google.com/books?id=wAUwAAAAMAAJ&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html

    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." -- SWRB

    *HOWIE, JOHN, 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 (Glasgow: Printed by John Bryce, and sold at his shop opposite Gibson's-Wynd, Salt-market, 1781). Available on the forthcoming SWRB Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1, #10 ISBN: 0921148674 9780921148678.
    The series of 22 MP3 files from the book, produced by Still Waters Revival Books, are available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1-30, ISBN: 0921148674 9780921148678, and on Puritan Bookshelf CD #20.
    This same book series of audio files is availabe at AudioSermons.com.
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/search.asp?seriesOnly=true&currSection=sermonstopic&sourceid=swrb&keyword=Book%3A+SCOTS+WORTHIES&keyworddesc=Book%3A+SCOTS+WORTHIES
    Biographia Scoticana, John Howie
    Original from Oxford University, published 1885, digitized May 22, 2006. Described as a reprint of the 1781 edition.
    http://books.google.com/books?vid=OCLC34190563&id=5iwAAAAAQAAJ&q=Scots+Worthies+1781&dq=Scots+Worthies+1781&ie=ISO-8859-1&pgis=1
    (Gale: Eighteenth Century Collection Online [ECCO.] Gale Document Number CW3300757473). English Short Title Catalog, ESTCT110333. A Christian classic.
    "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!" -- SWRB
    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, the second edition of Foxe's Book of Martyrs Variorum Edition Online (version 1.1 - summer 2006).

    *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 STUDYGUIDE SERIES. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan." -- Publisher's Annotation
    "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, e-mail: gladyshunt@cs.com.

    Hyperdictionary
    Includes: English Dictionary, Computer Dictionary, Thesaurus, Dream Dictionary, Medical Dictionary
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    *JOHNSTON, JOHN C., Treasury of the Scottish Covenant (Cerlox Bound Photocopy Series. Edmonton, AB, Canada: Still Waters Revival Books, 1997). Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #27, ISBN: 0921148240 9780921148241. Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD Five, CD #25, ATLA 1988-6070. A Christian classic.
    "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!" -- SWRB

    *Josephus, Flavius, The Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, ISBN: 9789568351762 9568351760.Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD One, CD #1.
    The Works of Flavius Josephus, 4 volumes, translated by William Whiston
    "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
    The Works of Josephus
    http://www.biblestudytools.net/History/BC/FlaviusJosephus/

    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.

    *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. . . .
    "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.

    *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 (The Library of Christian Classics. Philadelphia, PA: Westminster Press).
    "Long recognized for the quality of its translations, introductions, explanatory notes, and indexes, THE LIBRARY OF CHRISTIAN CLASSICS provides scholars and students with modern English translations of some of the most significant Christian theological texts in history. Through these works, each written prior to the end of the sixteenth century, contemporary readers are able to engage the ideas that have shaped Christian theology and the church through the centuries. THE LIBRARY OF CHRISTIAN CLASSICS ensures that this great literature of the Christian heritage is easily available and invites the ongoing development of theology." -- Publisher's Annotation

    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.

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    *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

    *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.
    " '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. -- sk]
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    "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:

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    *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.
    "For over 150 years, the TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE has given Bible students the most complete collection anywhere of cross references -- far more than any concordance or reference Bible. Now this updated classic is so much easier to use. The entries, arranged verse by verse, offer cross references to related verses, topics, themes, and important words, so you can discover just what the Bible says about itself. This new edition contains over 100,000 new references, hundreds of corrections, seven new indexes, a handy symbol system, and a helpful `how to use the book' section. And it's completely retypeset in modern type for readability! 1664 pages . . ." -- CBD
    "The one book, aside from the Bible itself, that I value most in my studies. I am grateful to Thomas Nelson for publishing this expanded edition." -- John MacArthur
    Includes bibliography, subject index, topic number index, Proverbs index, name index, figure of speech index, and other indexes. See the index to Proverbs.
    Also available in digital format.
    Smith, Jerome H., New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, Logos Bible Software (LLS)
    "Edited by Jerome H. Smith - An incredible 1-volume Bible reference library, this comprehensive update of the original TREASURY OF SCRIPTURE KNOWLEDGE 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'."

    *TERRY, MILTON, Biblical Hermeneutics: A Treatise on the Interpretation of the Old and New Testaments Available on the forthcoming SWRB 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." -- SWRB

    *Turnbull, Ralph G. (editor), Baker's Dictionary of Practical Theology (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1967).
    "A comprehensive reference book covering virtually every aspect of practical theology. Helpful bibliographies are included at the end of each division." -- Cyril J. Barber

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    Edersheim, Alfred, Sketches of Jewish Life. Alternate title: SKETCHES OF JEWISH SOCIAL LIFE IN THE DAYS OF CHRIST (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm.B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.), ISBN: 1565631382 9781565631380. Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD One, CD #2.
    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 forthcoming SWRB 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'." -- SWRB

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

    *Murray, John (1898-1975), Collected Writings, 4 volumes (Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust). 30922
    "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 (Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust). 30923
    Volume 2: Select Lectures in Systematic Theology (Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust). 30924
    Volume 3: Life; Sermons; Reviews (Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust). 30925
    "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 (Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust). 30926
    "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.

    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.

    *Schaff, Philip, Schaff's History of Christianity, 8 volumes (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm.B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.), ISBN: 0802880479 9780802880475. Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD One, CD #2.
    "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/

    *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

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

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

    Walker, Patrick, Alexander Shields, William Wilson, Andrew Harley, Biographia Presbyteriana, 2 volumes.

    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.
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    *Webster, Noah, American Dictionary of the English Language (Portland, OR [Christian Press, P.O. Box 5516, Portland 97228-5516]: Christian Press).
    A facsimile of the 1828 first edition.
    "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's Annotation
    Webster's 1828 Dictionary
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    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's Annotation

    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

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    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., The Minister's Library (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1974). 50031
    This first edition of THE MINISTERS LIBRARY does not have the improvements of the 1985 Moody edition. However, it contains some citations that do not appear in the 1985 edition. The Dewey Decimal Classification number is given with each citation.

    Barber, Cyril J. and Charles Swindoll (foreword), The Minister's Library, Volume 1, ISBN: 0802452965 9780802452962.
    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.

    Barber, Cyril J., The Minister's Library, Supplement (1986-1987) (Chicago, IL: Moody Press, 1989). 50035
    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., A Reader's Guide to Reformed Theology: An Annotated Bibliography of Reformed Theology, ISBN: 1892777150 9781892777157.

    *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 (Grand Rapids, MI: Reformation Heritage Books, Inc., 2006). 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 beween 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

    *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
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    *Bowker, R.R., Religious Books, 1876-1982 (New Providence, NJ: Bowker, R.R., 1983), 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.

    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 . . . (Cambridge, England: Cambridge University, 1908-1910). "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."

    *Tame, Chris R., and Centre for Policy Studies, Bibliography of Freedom, 2nd edition (London, England: The Centre for Policy Studies, 1980), ISBN: 0905880250 9780905880259.

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

    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).

    *DARLING, JAMES, 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), 10 volumes, 5245 pages. Available on the forthcoming SWRB Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #12, ISBN: 0921148895 9780921148890. Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD One, CD #4.
    "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!" -- SWRB

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

    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, Mar 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's Annotation

    *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.
    BEST BOOKS IN PRINT includes about 800 in depth Christian book reviews from 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 includes 800 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's Annotation
    BEST BOOKS IN PRINT includes all the books (about 800) reviewed inNews 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.
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    *Grier, William James, The Best Books: A Guide to Christian Literature (London, England: Banner of Truth Trust, 1968), 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." -- Book Description

    *Hindson, Edward E., Isaiah's Immanuel: A Sign of his Times or the Sign of the Ages? (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian Reformed Publishing Co., 1978), 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 STUDYGUIDE SERIES. She lives in Grand Rapids, Michigan." -- Publisher's Annotation
    "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, e-mail: gladyshunt@cs.com.

    *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's Annotation

    *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 (Harrisonburg, VA: Lettermen Associates, c1994), 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 first edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal is available on CD-ROM in Logos Library System (LLS) format.
    Logos Research Systems
    http://www.logos.com
    The Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
    http://www.lettermen2.com/
    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 (Bridgen, England: Evangelical Press of Wales), 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 (Greenwood Press, 1982), 218 pages, ISBN: 0313226296 9780313226298.

    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., (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 E. and et al., (1979-2001), (Wisdom) Writings (Macon, GA : Mercer University Press, 2001), 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. 50040
    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 (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1977), ISBN: 0810810506 9780810810501.
    "Containing more than 3,000 [SUPPLEMENT, 1970-1975 -- sk] and 3,500 [SECOND SUPPLEMENT, 1976-1982 -- sk] 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 (Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1977), 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 Comment

    *Powlison, David (editor), Contemporary Biblical Counseling: An Annotated Bibliography Compiled and Annotated by David Powlison, editor of Contemporary Biblical Counseling: An Annotated Bibliography, with 1995 Additions
    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 (Richard Owen Roberts Pub), 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's Annotation

    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 & Co., 1878-1911, ISBN: 0859640043 9780859640046 0914146122 9780914146124.

    *Spurgeon, C.H., 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, full view
    http://books.google.com/books?id=FF4QAAAAYAAJ&lr=&ie=ISO-8859-1&output=html&source=gbs_summary_s&cad=0

    *Spurgeon, C.H., 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 (Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications, 1988, 1876), 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., A Guide to Commentaries (Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust), 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's Annotation

    *Spurgeon, C.H., Lectures to my Students, 4 volumes in 1 (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 2008), 911 pages, ISBN: 9780851519661 0851519660.
    "Contents: Book I. Lectures, first series -- Book II. Lectures, second series -- Book III. The art of illustration -- Book IV. Commenting and commentaries. Lectures to my students."

    *Stockwell, Clinton, E. (compiler), The Christian and the Workplace: A Select Bibliography (Chicago, IL: Urban Church Research Center and the Seminary Consortium for Urban Pastoral Education, 1980).

    *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

    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 (San Francisco, CA: Harper and Row, c1982), 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.

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

    Christian Research Institute, CRI Resource Catalog (San Juan Capistrano, CA: Christian Research Institute International). [D1012]

    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's Annotation "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 (ATLA Bibliography Series, No. 5. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated, 1981), ISBN: 0810814129 9780810814127.

    Kissinger, Warren S., Sermon on the Mount: A History of Interpretation and Bibliography (ATLA Bibliography Series, No 4. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated, 1989), 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's Annotation

    *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's Annotation
    "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 (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers), 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 (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press), 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's Annotation
    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 (Toronto, Canada: University of Toronto Press, 1982), 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 (ATLA Bibliography Series, No. 29. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated, 1992), ISBN: 0810825392 9780810825390.

    *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, 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 (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press), ISBN: 031325236X 9780313252365.

    Rose, Ben Lacy, Confirming Your Call in Church, Home and Vocation (Richmond, VA: John Knox Press, 1967).

    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."
    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 (Oxford Univ Pr), 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 (Banner of Truth, 1997), 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 -- sk].
    "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 (New York Review of Books), 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's Annotation

    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 (Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated, 1989), 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.

    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.
    This is a link to free online e-text of this title. http://www.elmertowns.com/books/online/sccss_ch_lib/Successful_Church_Libraries[ETowns].pdf

    *Turnbull, Ralph G. (editor), Baker's Dictionary of Practical Theology (Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House, 1967).
    "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 & 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 & co., auctioneers ... by Leonard, firm, auctioneers.

    Young, Mary de, The Ritual Abuse Controversy: An Annotated Bibliography (North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers [Box 611, Jefferson, North Carolina 28640], 2002), 258 pp. appendix, indexes, softcover, ISBN: 0786412593 9780786412594.
    "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 forthcoming, THE DAY CARE RITUAL ABUSE MORAL PANIC, published by McFarland and Company." -- Publisher's Annotation
    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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    Treasury of Reformed Literature
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    Local Holdings, Part 1 (Harrisonburg, VA)
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    *Montgomery, Michael S. (compiler), American Puritan Studies: An Annotated Bibliography of Dissertations, 1882-1981 (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press), 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's Annotation
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    Home School World, Mary Pride
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    Christian Spotlight on the Movies
    http://www.christiananswers.net/spotlight/



    Microforms and Manuscripts

    Donald Goddard Wing and University Microfilms International (UMI), Early English Books, 1641-1700: A Cumulative Index to Units 1-60 of the Microfilm Collection, ISBN: 0835709191 9780835709194.

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

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

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

    Escott, Anne, Census Returns and old Parochial Registers on Microfilm: A Directory of Public Library Holdings in the West of Scotland, ISBN: 0906169062 9780906169063.

    Nikolic, Margaret, Genealogical Microform Holdings in Scottish Libraries, ISBN: 1869984021 9781869984021.

    Bickel, Richard B. and Library of Congress, Manuscript Division, Manuscripts on Microfilm; A checklist of the Holdings in the Manuscript Division, ISBN: 0844401412 9780844401416.

    British Library. Dept. of Manuscripts, Register of Microfilms and Other Photocopies in the Department of Manuscripts, British Library, ISBN: 0902573535 9780902573536.

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    Christian Publishers and Bookstores

    Christian Publishers and Bookstores
    http://www.straitgate.com/links/books.htm

    Banner of Truth
    http://www.banneroftruth.co.uk/

    Banner of Truth Book Catalogue
    http://www.banneroftruth.org/pages/search.php

    Banner of Truth Magazine
    http://www.banneroftruth.org/pages/magazines/magazines.php

    replace with above obsoleteIndex to the Banner of Truth (Banner of Truth, June, 1998).
    A subject/authors index to all issues of The Banner of Truth, monthly magazine, from the first issue in September 1955 to December 1989. ISBN 0 85151 589 4. There are plans to update the index to cover 1990-99.

    A Complete Index of the Articles of the Banner of Truth magazine 1955-1997, compiled by Michael Keen
    "A complete index of the articles of the Banner of Truth magazine 1955-1997 has been compiled by Michael Keen, lecturer at the University College of Wales in Aberystwyth and an elder in Alfred Place Baptist Church. The index is also available on computer disk at PC High Density 3.5" for £1.50 including postage (or £2.50 outside the United Kingdom) from The Christian BookShop, 2 Alfred Place, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, SY23 2BS, UK. [Tel: +44 (0)1970 625005. The Christian BookShop is associated with Alfred Place Baptist Church, but has no website.] Complete indices of Reformation Today magazine 1970 - 1997, and the Westminster and Puritan Conference reports 1956 - 1997 are also in this index."
    Banner of Truth Magazine
    http://www.banneroftruth.org/pages/magazines/magazines.php

    Where to Find Baker Books
    http://www.bakerbooks.com/find.shtml

    The Bookshelf
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    http://www.epc.org.uk/page4.html add to refpub Evangelical Bookshop, 15 College Square East, Belfast BT1 6DD, Northern Ireland.

    The Free Church of Scotland
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    http://www.gospelmissionbooks.com/ update refpub *Gospel Mission, Gospel Mission Catalog (Choteau, MT [Gospel Mission, P.O. Box 318, Choteau 59422]: Gospel Mission). Approximately 1,500 of the best titles in Christian literature. Features review length annotation.

    GreatSite.com
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    Heritage Books
    http://www.heritagebooks.org/

    Monergism.com
    An extraordinary Reformed website with extensive resources including an author/alphabetical listing, a bookstore, discerning links to Biblical Counseling information online, and a listing of books available online as free e-text.
    This complementary site is sure to be of interest to visitors to The Web Edition of Biblical Counsel Resources for Renewal.
    http://www.monergism.com/

    Puritan Bookshelf 32 CD Series
    The Puritan Bookshelf was discontinued as of December 7, 2004. However, the CDs may be found in libraries, and in the used book trade. The set is a useful research index. Some of the titles in the Puritan Bookself Set are now available on the forthcoming SWRB Puritan Hard Drive. Each CD contains from 10,000 to 20,000 pages. There are about 2,000 titles in this library collection, about 3,000 counting articles and tracts.
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    Reformation Ink Online Bookstore
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    Reformed Publishers and Booksellers Online
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    Religious Publishers, AcqWeb Directory
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    Timeless Texts (Biblical Counseling books)
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    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)

    How to Find a Book
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    Calvin, Spurgeon and ISBE
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    Puritan Bookshelf 32 CD Series
    The Puritan Bookshelf was discontinued as of December 7, 2004. However, the CDs may be found in libraries, and in the used book trade. The set is a useful research index. Some of the titles in the Puritan Bookself Set are now available on the forthcoming SWRB Puritan Hard Drive. Each CD contains from 10,000 to 20,000 pages. There are about 2,000 titles in this library collection, about 3,000 counting articles and tracts.
    WorldCat.org has a record for each CD. All the WorldCat records may be viewed together in the Personal List entitled "The Puritan Bookshelf 32 CD Set." Go to WorldCat.org, select "Search," search for "lettermen2" in the "Contacts" box.
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    "This 30 CD set contains a vast number of Reformed, Puritan, Covenanter, Presbyterian, Calvinistic, and Reformed Baptist works by the best authors of the first and second Reformations. Emphasis is on the most prominent and faithful Reformers, such as John Calvin, John Knox, Samuel Rutherford, the Westminster Divines, C.H. Spurgeon. The smallest CD contains over 9,400 pages and the largest CD contains over 20,500 pages.
    "Some titles have been out of print for hundreds of years. Some are almost impossible to find. Others are only found in rare book collections, in distant libraries, or abroad. If they can be found in the antiquarian book trade, then they may be very expensive.
    "Other titles included on the CDs are presently available in SWRB's Cerlox and hardcover bound photocopy format, although the cost on CD is a fraction of their normal cost.
    "In addition, each CD includes over 101 fully searchable free bonus books, and articles. Free audio (MP3) sermons and audio books (by Calvin, Knox, et al.), which were previously read on to tape, are also included on each CD.
    "These CDs make classic Puritan and Reformed works both accessible and affordable to everyone. It is an opportunity to inexpensively build a vast library of important works of both Reformations (and related contemporary titles), at a small fraction of the cost of the actual books (i.e. about $.25 US funds or $.30 Canadian funds per average-sized book on these CDs).
    Searching the Reformation Bookshelf 30 CD Set

    Books are in the universal Adobe Acrobat Portable Document Format (PDF). Pages are similar in appearance to SWRB's photocopies. Files are readable by all computers with a CD drive using the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program. Adobe Reader 9.0 will enlarge the text to over 600% of its original size for easier reading.
    Word searches are possible in all of the 101 plus contemporary bonus books included with each CD.
    Word searches are not possible in the facsimile, bitmap scans of the older, rare books, with the regular Adobe Acrobat Reader.
    However, Abode Acrobat Pro has an OCR (optical character recognition) feature that will do a word search in the image-based PDFs (bit-map scans). Text can be cut and paste from PDF to OCR (character) format. The accuracy of the character-format-from PDF is dependent on the source document typeface. Some of the old, irregular typefaces can not be accurately converted to individual characters.
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    "Take this PDF file for a test drive on your computer. By the way, you will need to purchase the CD itself before the final bookmark titled 'CD INDEX' will actually take you to the extensive index on each CD, though all the other bookmarks in this sample PDF file will be active. Also, you will need the free Acrobat Reader program on your computer to read this file. This free program is available at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html (and for more about PDF see http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/adobepdf.html)."
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    "This collection of 62 CDs [speaking of both the Puritan Bookshelf 32 CD Set and the Reformation Bookshelf 30 CD Set] is a truly astounding accomplishment. There is nothing like this available to the ordinary Christian.
    "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's Annotation
    Contains the following new titles and previously unreleased material.

    The Amazing Christian Library
    "Over 1,000 books, historical documents, rare writings, theology, sermons, commentaries and more on 36 CDs or 6 DVDs!
    http://www.amazinglibrary.com/

    AGES Digital Library
    Formerly SAGE.
    http://www.ageslibrary.com/

    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)
    "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

    Ephesians Four Group
    P.O. Box 15505
    Escondido, CA 92033
    The E4's Bible Study Library, Volume 1 and 2 is a Biblical Studies collection including 25 Christian Classics on CD-ROM in Logos Library System Format. Specially indexed by theologians.
    Works include: McCheynne, SERMONS AND LETTERS, Ryle, HOLINESS, Dabney, SYSTEMATIC THEOLOGY, Hodge, OUTLINE OF THEOLOGY, a Brakel, THE CHRISTIAN'S REASONABLE SERVICE, VOLUME 1 AND 2, Vincent, A FAMILY INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDE, THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION AND CATECHISMS -- HARMONIZED BY TOPIC, Hodge, COMMENTARY ON WESTMINSTER CONFESSION, Spurgeon, A COLLECTION OF SERMONS, Haldane, COMMENTARY ON ROMANS, AND Smeaton, PAUL'S DOCTRINE ON THE ATONEMENT, Owen, THE GLORY OF THE TRINITY. Recommended.
    E-4 Group
    http://www.e4.net

    Logos Research Systems, CDWord Library System 5 volumes (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, 1996). 50010A
    "Imagine a complete theological library at your fingertips, with instant retrieval of any reference material on any subject or relating to any verse from hundreds of Bible texts, lexicons, Bible dictionaries, commentaries, and much more!" Logos CDWord Library 2.0, Level 1: KJV, NIV, ASV, New Bible Dictionary, Strong's, Treasury of Scripture Knowledge, New Nave's, Torrey's New Topical Textbook, Complete Guide Bible Versions, Logos Bible Maps, Pilgrim's Progress, Morning and Evening, plus 100 MIDI Hymns. Logos CDWord Library 2.0, Level 2: Level 1 plus NASB, Vine's Expository Dictionary, Tense/Voice/Mood, Augustine's Confessions, Bible Knowledge Commentary, and Matthew Henry's Commentary. Logos CDWord Library 2.0 Level 3: Levels 1 and 2 plus RSV, Nestle-Aland 26th Edition, Gramcord Greek Morphology, UBS Hebrew Morphology, Rahlfs' Septuagint with Morphology, Kittel (abridged), BAGD Greek Lexicon, Liddell/Scott Lexicon, Louw/Nida Lexicon, Chapman's Greek NT Insert, Harper's Bible Dictionary, and Harper's Bible Commentary. Logos CDWord Library 2.0 Level 4: Levels 1, 2 and 3 plus NRSV, NKJV, Byzantine Majority Textform, Textus Receptus (1550), Textus Receptus (Scriveners, 1891), Latin Vulgate and Jerome Biblical Commentary. This CD-ROM product runs under Windows 3.1 or Windows 95. Best performance is with a fast CD-ROM player. -- GCB. Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal is included in the Logos CDWord Library Systems, volume 3.
    Logos Library System CDWord Library System, 5 volumes
    http://www.logosbiblesoftware.com/logosbiblesoftware/calcom.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's Annotation
    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. 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, 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 on the forthcoming SWRB Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #26, ISBN: 0921148224 9780921148227. Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library. Available on Puritan Bookshelf CD #2.
    "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's Annotation 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." -- SWRB
    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 forthcoming SWRB 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's Annotation
    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 forthcoming SWRB 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." -- SWRB

    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.

    ADDITIONAL 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 forthcoming SWRB Puritan Hard Drive.

    The C.H. Spurgeon Collection, the AGES Software CD-ROM in Logos Library System format.
    Includes the 53 volume Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit and the six volume Park Street Pulpit.
    Said to be "the most complete collection of Charles Spurgeon's writings available in print or electronically." -- Publisher's Annotation
    http://www.logosbiblesoftware.com/logosbiblesoftware/spurser.html
    The C.H. Spurgeon Collection (CD-ROM) from AGES Software
    http://www.ageslibrary.com

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

    Puritan Bookshelf 32 CD Series
    The Puritan Bookshelf was discontinued as of December 7, 2004. However, the CDs may be found in libraries, and in the used book trade. The set is a useful research index. Some of the titles in the Puritan Bookself Set are now available on the forthcoming SWRB Puritan Hard Drive. Each CD contains from 10,000 to 20,000 pages. There are about 2,000 titles in this library collection, about 3,000 counting articles and tracts.
    WorldCat.org has a record for each CD. All the WorldCat records may be viewed together in the Personal List entitled "The Puritan Bookshelf 32 CD Set." Go to WorldCat.org, select "Search," search for "lettermen2" in the "Contacts" box.
    The "Comprehensive Index Containing all the Books Found in the Entire 32 CD Puritan Bookshelf Set" and "Comprehensive Index Containing all the Audio MP3S Found in the Entire 32 CD Puritan Bookshelf Set" are found on Puritan Bookshelf CD #32.
    "The books are all listed alphabetically according to author, but are fully searchable to enable the reader to look up a title when the author is unknown. The CD number which contains each book is listed next to the author and title of the book, for ease in locating the select work."

    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



    Virtual Online Digital Libraries

    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

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

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

    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/

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

    Early Church Fathers Collection
    A 37-volume electronic collection of writings from the first 800 years of the Church)
    http://www.redbay.com/newbies/mag/ecfwh.htm

    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/

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

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

    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/

    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

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

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

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

    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

    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

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

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

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

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

    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, & Testimony for the Whole of our Covenanted Reformation, as At
    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/

    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

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

    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/

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

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

    http://www.atla.com/products/catalogs/catalogs_atlas.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.

    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

    Making of America
    http://www.umdl.umich.edu/moa/
    An example of a 5000-volume virtual library created with binary scans.

    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/

    Wikipedia
    Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia includes a timeline of history by year, for example, 1517.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1517

    Encyclopedia Britannica
    http://www.britannica.com

    Related WebLinks

    Mount Olive Tape Library of Reformed Theology
    http://www.mountolivelibrary.org/

    Mt. Olive Tape Library, Inc.
    The catalog of the Mt. Olive Tape Library in PDF format. Includes Reformed speakers. Most of the audio tapes in this collection seem to be available now at SermonAudio.com.
    http://mtolive.entrewave.com/view/mtolive/Mt%20Olive%20Tape%20Catalog.pdf



    Compiled Quotations

    Calamy, Edmund (1600-1666), Joseph Caryl (1602-1673), Ralph, Venning (1621?-1674), James Janeway (1636?-1674), Saints 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), 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), 2,200 Quotations: From the Writings of Charles H. Spurgeon: Arranged Topically or Textually and Indexed by Subject, Scripture, and People, introdution by Jay E. Adams. Alternate title: SPURGEON AT HIS BEST, TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED QUOTATIONS. ISBN: 080105365X 9780801053658
    "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." -- Synopsis
    "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 creme 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, William T. Summers (editor), The Quotable Matthew Henry Alternate title: A TOPICAL INDEX TO MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY ON THE WHOLE BIBLE (Old Tappan, NJ: Fleming H. Revell), ISBN: 0800753348.
    "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, 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 forthcoming SWRB 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!" -- SWRB

    *Spurgeon, C.H., 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.

    *Thomas, I.D.E., A Puritan Golden Treasury. Alternate title: THE GOLDEN TREASURY OF PURITAN QUOTATIONS (Puritan Paperback Series. Carlisle, PA: The Banner of Truth Trust), ISBN: 0851512496 9780851512495.
    "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. Includes about 1500 quotations. Includes author index.

    Tileston, Mary Wilder (1843-1934), Daily Strength for Daily Needs (Boston, Roberts Brothers, 1891), ISBN: 0913367354 9780913367353.
    This is not a Reformed work.

    Tileston, Mary Wilder (compiler), Joy and Strength (Minneapolis, MN: World Wide Publications, 1986), 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

    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 The Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappa.html

    Calvinistic Quotations
    http://www.swrb.com/quotes/quotes.htm

    Classic Covenanter, Presbyterian, Puritan and Reformed Quotes by Topic
    http://www.swrb.com/CovQsGB.htm

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

    Francis Turretin, excerpts
    http://www.apuritansmind.com/FrancisTurretin/francisturretin.htm



    Chapter 5 Related WebLinks

    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

    Ten Best Classics For Advanced Studies From Still Waters Revival Books
    This listing is "made up of all new material placed on sale as SUPER SPECIALS for the very first time (excludes sets and classics previously offered at special prices)."
    http://www.swrb.com/ten-best.htm

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

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

    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
    http://www.mountolivelibrary.org/

    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/


    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/

    Google Book Search

    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/

    SermonAudio iPhone and iPod Touch Edition

    1. Summary of features include:
    2. Browse, search, and stream AUDIO sermons
    3. Browse, search, and stream VIDEO sermons
    4. Browse, search, and read PDF transcripts
    5. Bookmark your favorite churches and sermons
    6. Browse through the daily featured sermon
    7. Browse through all newest sermon additions
    8. Browse churches by name, location, denomination
    9. Use our Local Church Finder to find a good church
    10. Browse or search by the speaker name
    11. Browse through our recommended staff picks
    12. Browse through member-recommended sermon picks
    13. Browse the top-downloaded MP3 sermons
    14. By category: Audio Books, Weddings, Funerals
    15. Browse sermons by foreign language
    16. Online Hymnal -- browse or search for a hymn
    17. 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

    Successful Church Libraries, Elmer L. Towns and Cyril J. Barber
    This is a link to free online e-text of this title. 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



    Google Book Search

    Google Desktop Search is available
    "When users search through Google.com (either from the homepage or the Google Toolbar), Google Desktop Search runs the same search in parallel on the user's computer. If Google Desktop Search finds relevant results, those results are added to the Google.com search results page. This means, users don't need to decide before they search whether to search the Web or their computer. When a user chooses to search simultaneously across his or her computer and Google.com, the computer's content is not made accessible to Google, or to anyone else, without the user's express permission. Users can select what information they want to have searched, and remove information whenever they want. Google Desktop Search is available at http://desktop.google.com. It is currently available for Windows XP and Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 and above."
    http://desktop.google.com

    Readers may view a listing of websites linked to The Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal by searching in AltaVista for "link: bcrrhome.html." AltaVista
    http://www.altavista.digital.com

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