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Books of interest were appended to a "readit" file during additions, alterations, editing, and proofing of the Web Edition of Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal (generally from 2010-2019, and as of July 2019). It is an informal listing. It is not fully proofed (only, but is nevertheless usable. Notice that some titles were never added to the website. The listing contains about 1,300 titles and is 275 pages in Internet Explorer print preview. It also contains the occasional secular title or link. It is provided as a resource for the self-taught (autodidact).

Abbot, Francis Ellingwood, The Scientific Basis of Ethics.

*Achbar, Mark, and Jennifer Abbott (directors), The Corporation (2004), a DVD encoded Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only), Zeitgeist Video DVD; April 5, 2005. Run Time: 145.
"This is an extraordinary film about the creation of the American corporation, its legal organizational model, its global economic dominance and its psychopathic tendencies, and its incredible ambition to influence every aspect of culture in its unrelenting pursuit of profit.
"The Corporation" was spawned from Joel Bakan's in depth book, THE CORPORATION: A PATHOLOGICAL PURSUIT OF PROFIT AND POWER (See annotation above). The film and book begins in the 18th century, in the establishment of the 14th Amendment. Initially the 14th Amendment was designed after the Civil War to give ex-slaves' legal rights, like any other citizen of the United States, but through a maze of legal precedents, the business corporation organization model was now deemed a 'legal person' with all the civil rights accorded to a citizen. This highly absurd precedent has paved the way for corporations to literally get away with murder, because a 'corporation' is not an individual that you can put in jail. In effect, a corporation has no moral or social obligations; their only obligation is the pursuit of profit. This film offers numerous examples of unethical practices resulting in death for many people, and because of their [corporations] status under the 14th Amendment, and endless legal loopholes, [they] have gotten away with terrible crimes against humanity and the environment with no more than a fine, a mere slap on the wrist.
"As the law treats corporations as 'persons,' Bakan thought it appropriate to put the various behaviors of these companies under psychological examination. What this psychological study illustrated is that corporations, as 'persons' behave and display the symptoms of the clinical psychopath. A psychopath typically does not have a social conscience, is guilt free after committing heinous acts, and will destroy anything or anybody that prevents them from attaining the object of their particular obsession -- in this case, the relentless pursuit of profit.
"This documentary took several years to produce with over 650 hours of footage directors, Jennifer Abbot and Mark Achbar, had to chisel down this amazing amount of material into a comprehensible film. What is most astounding is the range of people interviewed for this film, that argue from all sides of the 'corporation issue:' Ira Jackson, Ray Anderson - CEO of Interface, the world's largest carpet manufacturer; Noam Chomsky, Richard Grossman, Howard Zinn, Michael Moore, Milton Freidman, Noble Prize winning economist; Jeremy Rifkin, President, Foundation of Economic Trends; Dr. Robert Hare, Consultant to the FBI on psychopaths, and many more individuals from all sides of the debate.
"When Bakan wrote his book and then collaborated with Mark Achbar to produce this film, what they did not want was the film to appear as just some left-wing diatribe, attacking the corporations, but to illustrate to people how the corporation began, how they have evolved and what they could well turn into if the people do not become involved in the democratic process, ensuring our governments take back the reigns of power.
"After viewing this film, it becomes all too evident that these large corporations have too much power, whose mandate is not the common good of the people, and who will go to any lengths, legally and otherwise, in the pursuit of profit and the bottom line.
"I believe this is one of the best and most important documentary films to be made in many years. This work is an "exposé of legal tyranny." -- C. Middleton
"An epic in length and breadth, this documentary aims at nothing less than a full-scale portrait of the most dominant institution on the planet Earth in our lifetime -- a phenomenon all the more remarkable, if not downright frightening, when you consider that the corporation as we know it has been around for only about 150 years. It used to be that corporations were, by definition, short-lived and finite in agenda. If a town needed a bridge built, a corporation was set up to finance and complete the project; when the bridge was an accomplished fact, the corporation ceased to be. Then came the 19th-century robber barons, and the courts were prevailed upon to define corporations not as get-the-job-done mechanisms but as persons under the 14th Amendment with full civil rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (i.e., power and profit) -- ad infinitum.
"The Corporation defines this endlessly mutating life-form in exhaustive detail, measuring the many ways it has not only come to dominate but to deform our reality. The movie [Mark Achbar and Jennifer Abbott] performs a running psychoanalysis of this entity with the characteristics of a prototypical psychopath: a callous unconcern for the feelings and safety of others, an incapacity to experience guilt, an ingrained habit of lying for profit, etc. We are swept away on a demented odyssey through an altered cosmos, in which artificial chemicals are created for profit and incidentally contribute to a cancer epidemic; in which the folks who brought us Agent Orange devise a milk-increasing drug for a world in which there is already a glut of milk; in which an American computer company leased its systems to the Nazis -- and serviced them on a monthly basis -- so that the Holocaust could go forward as an orderly process. . . ." -- Richard T. Jameson
The Corporation
Website for the documentary movie and DVD, "The Corporation."

Acheson, Thomas Houston, Why Covenanters do not Vote.
Why Covenanters do not Vote, Thomas Acheson
Boggs, John H., Our Political Protest and why Covenanters do not Vote: A Discourse, 1872, 15 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #26.
Calvin, John (1509-1564), On God and Political Duty (1956)

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

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

*Adams, Jay E., 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
Some subject include: Abortion | Abuse | Admonition | Adultery | Adversity | Affliction | Aggravation | Anger | Answers | Apology | Assurance | Attitude | Authority | Balance | Behavior | Bizarre behaviour | Breakdown | Christ | Church | Commandments | Confession | Confidentiality | Contentment | Correction | Corruption | Counseling | Crises | Data gathering | Deceit | Dependence | Discipling | Divorce | Doctrine | Drugs | Education | Empathy | Evangelism | Example | Foolishness | Forgetfulness | Forgiveness | Godliness | Gospel | Gossip | Habit | Heresy | Hope | Hostility | How-to | Idolatry | Jesus | Joy | Justification | Legal matters | Legalism | Lying | Marriage | Promises of god | Put on/put off dynamic | Quickening | Radical amputation | Rage | Reconciliation | Referral | Rejuvenation | Repentance | Sanctification | Scripture | Sex | Sin | Teaching | Temptation | Testing | Think list | Thought | Training.

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

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

*Agus, David, and Kristin Loberg, The End of Illness, ISBN: 9781451610178 1451610173.
"From one of the world's foremost physicians and researchers, a monumental work that radically redefines our conventional conceptions of health and illness to offer new methods for living a long, healthy life. After considering the discoveries that have led to progress in treating some diseases, Dr. David B. Agus asked an essential question: Why aren't we better at curing illnesses like cancer? Based on his groundbreaking research and the clinical trials he has conducted at the nation's leading medical centers, he came to the realization that we've been approaching medicine from a faulty perspective, and the best way to prevent and combat maladies like cancer, heart disease, autoimmune disorders, and neurodegeneration is to first embrace a totally new view of the human body. What Is Health? asks readers to reconsider everything they think they know about health -- and give up believing many myths that may actually be causing them harm and decreasing longevity. These myths revolve around a spectrum of misconceptions, from the benefits of vitamins and supplements to the role of DNA in one's fate. In attempting to reduce our understanding of ailments to a mutation, germ, or deficiency, Dr. Agus proves we have forgotten that the body is a complex system. He presents a systemic picture of the body's vast mechanisms that drive it either toward or away from sickness, empowering readers to take charge of their individual health in very personal, customized ways they've never imagined before. Along the way, Dr. Agus offers insights and access to breathtaking and powerful new technologies that promise to transform medicine in our generation. He also shows that there is no 'right' answer in health decisions. This is a radically different approach that will not only change how we care for ourselves, but also how we develop the next generation of treatments and cures. What Is Health? represents a dramatic departure from orthodox thinking that promises to revolutionize our quest for long, healthy lives." -- Publisher

Aiken, A.S., and J.M. Adair, A Biographical Sketch of the Rev. John Cuthbertson, the First Reformed Presbyterian Minister in America, From 1751 to 1791, 1878.
Cuthbertson was sent out from Scotland in 1751 and ministered as a Reformed Presbyterian until 1782, when he joined the union with the Associate Presbyterian Church, which formed the Associate Reformed Church. He ministered in the ARC until his death in 1791.

Aiton, J., The Life and Times of Alexander Henderson, Giving a History of the Second Reformation of the Church of Scotland, and of the Covenanters, During the Reign of Charles I, 1836.
The Life and Times of Alexander Henderson: Giving a History of the Second Reformation of the Church of Scotland, and of the Covenanters, During the Reign of Charles I

*Alderson, Richard, No Holiness, no Heaven! Antinomianism Today, ISBN: 0851514952 9780851514956.
"This book was written out of a concern at some trends in current Christian teaching and practice, especially the inroads of lawlessness into the life of the church. Written for every Christian, it also provides guidance for those who wish to study these issues in greater detail." -- GCB

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

*Alexander, Archibald (1772-1851), Archibald Alexander Collection (20 vols.) Many works by Archibald Alexander are now available on The Internet Archive. Available (a few titles) on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"The 'Archibald Alexander Collection' contains twenty volumes of works on biblical studies and theology. This collection includes Alexander's important writings on biblical authority -- the first works in Princeton theology to defend biblical inspiration against the claims of higher critics -- a project greatly expanded by his successors Charles Hodge and B.B. Warfield. 'The Archibald Alexander Collection' also includes Alexander's works on religious experience, church education, and his two massive volumes on the history of Israel. This collection also contains numerous sermons, lectures, and other addresses, including his address delivered at his own inauguration as professor of theology at Princeton." -- Publisher
Archibald Alexander Publications Online
The Works of Archibald Alexander, 1772-1851 (Irvine, CA: Reprint Services Corporation, 1987).

Alexander, Archibald (1772-1851), Counsels of the Aged to the Young.

*Alexander, Archibald (1772-1851), Difficulty of Knowing our Faults. In EVANGELICAL TRUTH: PRACTICAL SERMONS FOR THE CHRISTIAN HOME.

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

Alexander, Archibald (1772-1851), The Works of Archibald Alexander, 1772-1851 (Irvine, CA: Reprint Services Corporation, 1987).

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

Alexander, Archibald B.D. (Browning Drysdale, 1855-1931), The Shaping Forces of Modern Religious Thought: A History of Theological Development.

Alexander, Archibald B.D. (Browning Drysdale, 1855-1931), A Short History of Philosophy.

Alexander, James W. (1804-1859), and B.M. Palmer, The Family in its Civil and Churchly Aspects: An Essay in two Parts, 2 volumes, 551 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (Alexander and Palmer), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #22, 25.
"If you are interest in family matters, you will look long and hard to find a book that matches this one. It is actually two books bound under one cover. Palmer's THE FAMILY, IN ITS CIVIL AND CHURCHLY ASPECTS (1876) and Alexander's THOUGHTS ON FAMILY WORSHIP (1847)." -- Publisher

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

Alleine, Richard, Samuel Annesley (preface), and Don Kistler (editor), Instructions About Heartwork, ISBN: 1573581348 9781573581349.

Allen, Donald, Barefoot in the Church, ISBN: 0804215405 9780804215404.
"Based on experiences of and in his own house church (part of a cluster of such groups in Virginia), Allen describes and explores strengths, weaknesses, and future potential of the house church movement (close groupings of people grounded in mutual identity and mission, often affiliated with established churches). Organized by the themes of becoming, discovering, belonging, grounding, reaching, strengthening, celebrating, establishing, and projecting, this offers transcripts of members' discussions, examples from other house churches past and present, a look at linkages with the human potential movement, and general guidelines. Subject index and index of Christian communities."

*Ames, William (d. 1633), Conscience With the Power and Cases Thereof, ISBN: 9022107086. Available (THE WORKS OF THE REVEREND AND FAITHFUL MINISTER OF CHRIST, WILLIAM AMES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
William Ames was a student of William Perkins at Cambridge.
"Translated out of the Latin into English, this extremely rare item is in excellent condition (i.e. the print is very good, making it easy to read). The work is divided into five books, expanding on the second part of his famous MARROW OF DIVINITY. Book one contains the definition of conscience. Book two deals with cases of conscience which concern the state of man. Book three expounds man's duty in general. Book four explains Ames' view concerning conscience and the duty of man towards God and book five treats of the duties of man towards his neighbor. For the Scottish Presbyterian view concerning these matters see Samuel Rutherford's amazing FREE DISPUTATION AGAINST PRETENDED LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE." -- Publisher
The Works of the Reverend and Faithful Minister of Christ William Ames . . .

*Ames, William, The Saint's Security Against Seducing Spirits, or an Anointing From the Holy One, the best teaching, delivered in a sermon on I John 2:20, at Paul's before the Lord Major, Aldermen, and Commonality of the City of London, upon the fifth of November, 1651, Available on the Puritan Hard Drive

Anderson, James (1748?-1830), Ladies of the Covenant, 1851. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10.
"Memoirs of distinguished Scottish female characters, embracing the period of the covenant and the persecution. The introduction notes the importance of the lives of these courageous women, when it states: `They have especially by the magnanimity with which they suffered in the cause of truth, emphatically taught us the important principle that we are in all things and at all times to do what is right; and as to the disapprobation, opposition, and persecution of men, in whatever way manifested, or to whatever extent, we are to let that take its chance, a principle, the importance of which it is difficult to over-estimate; which lies at the foundation of all that is great and good in character; which has enabled the greatest and the best men, by the blessing of God, to achieve the great purposes they have formed for advancing the highest interests of mankind, and upon which it is necessary for the good soldier of Christ to act in every age, in an age in which the church enjoys tranquility, as well as when she suffers persecution.' Samuel Rutherford's (and others), correspondence with these exceptional Christian women is noted throughout. 494 pages of soul-stirring history!" -- Publisher

*Anderson, James N.D., Morality, Law and Grace, ISBN: 0877845468 9780877845461.
"Faces the pressing problems of the present day and provides perceptive counsel and sane solutions to the moral confusion of our contemporary society. Also underscores the relevancy of the Christian message, the uniqueness of its ethic, and the richness of its liberty. An admirable blending of scientific logic, legal expertise, and Biblical knowledge." -- Cyril J. Barber

*Anderson, John, Alexander and Rufus; or a Series of Dialogues on Church Communion, in Two Parts. Part 1: Vindication of Scriptural Church Communion in Opposition to Latitudinarian Schemes. Part 2: Defence of the Communion Maintained in the Secession Church. (1862) Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #19.

Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. (Rom. 16:17 [Romans 16:17])
"John Calvin listed the doctrine of the sacraments as the third most important element, in cataloguing his four major areas of concern, regarding Christianity and the ecclesiastical Reformation of his day, writing,
If it be inquired, then, by what things chiefly the Christian religion has a standing existence amongst us, and maintains its truth, it will be found that the following two not only occupy the principal place, but comprehend under them all the other parts, and consequently the whole substance of Christianity: this is, a knowledge, first, of the mode in which God is duly worshipped; and, secondly, of the source from which salvation is to be obtained. When these are kept out of view, though we may glory in the name Christians, our profession is empty and vain. After these come the sacraments and the government of the church . . . (The Necessity of Reforming the Church [Presbyterian Heritage Publications, 1544, reprinted 1995], p. 15).
"Second Reformation thought on church communion is clearly echoed in the words of the Reformed Presbytery, in 1876, when they declared,
In this age of boasted charity, but really 'detestable neutrality and indifferency,' it is an irksome and painful task, but a duty, thus to bear testimony against churches, in which are to be found, no doubt, many precious sons and daughters of the Lord Almighty. But personal piety never was, nor possibly can be, the condition of fellowship in the visible church. To think so, and say so, is one of the most popular delusions of the present day. It puts the supposed pious man, speaking his experience, in the place of God, speaking his sovereign will in the Bible. This is the height of impiety. (Act, Declaration, and Testimony for the Whole of our Covenanted Reformation, p. 175).
"These testimonies remain true today (and maybe even more so), as the close communion doctrine of the Reformation continues to be much misunderstood and even more maligned. The false ecumenists (and theological egalitarians and pluralists), of our day continue to batter away at this foundation of the Reformation doctrine of the church -- while even many of those that profess to be the heirs of the Reformation are found to be ignorant regarding this point. Any doctrine of communion which does not take into account the biblical command to `be of one mind' (cf. Rom. 15:6 [Romans 15:6], 2 Cor. 13:11 [2 Corinthians 13:11], Phil. 1:27 [Philippians 1:27], Phil. 2:2 [Philippians 2:2], 1 Pet. 3:8 [1 Peter 3:8]), at a corporate, visible level is skewed from the beginning. In short, latitudinarian schemes of open communion (which only include the so-called `essentials' of the faith), are schismatic (i.e. if we do not confuse `schism' with `separation').
"As Dodson notes, in his Open Letter to an RPCNA Elder, one should not
confuse 'schism' with 'separation.' They are not the same thing. John Brown, of Haddington, states, 'that schism in scripture, chiefly, if not solely, represents alienation of affection, and disagreement among those who continue the same joint attendance on the ordinances of the gospel,' 1 Cor. 12:25 [1 Corinthians 12:25]; 1:10 [1 Corinthians 1:10]. Augustine said, 'It is not a different faith makes schismatics, but a broken society of communion.' In no place, in the Bible, does the word 'schism' appear to signify 'visible separation.' Error in doctrine, corruption in worship and tyranny in discipline, render separation unavoidable, to escape the sin of schism. Your conception of what constitutes 'schism' is that of Rome. If 'schism' is 'separation;' and 'There is no precedent for schism [re: separation] in the Bible;' then, on what basis did Protestants leave Rome? Every Reformer owned that Rome is, in some sense, a Church of Christ. After all, that man of sin is seated in the 'temple of God,' as they taught (emphases added).
"Schismatic schemes promoting open communion (of which paedocommunion is presently at the head), attempt to `dumb down' (to a greater or lesser degree), the requirements for partaking at the Lord's table. Loose and latitudinarian schemes of communion lead to churches that stand for little -- or nothing -- over time; while a Scripturally regulated close communion tends to the exact opposite end.
"Anderson makes this very point in his preface to this book, `corruption is the native consequence of latitudinarian schemes (while) scriptural order in sacramental communion tends to make the visible church a heaven on earth to the faithful, terrible as an army with banners to her enemies, and to her King and Head for a name, for a praise and for glory.' "If you love the purity and peace of Christ's church and agree with the words of John Calvin, when he wrote, `We are only contending about the true and lawful constitution of the church, required in the communion not only of the sacraments (which are the signs of profession), but also especially of doctrine' (Institutes, 4.2.12), then you will find a meaty meal in Alexander and Rufus -- for the author not only deals with the larger questions related to church communion, but also weaves into the fabric of this book many specific threads relating to practical applications and doctrinal controversies. Moreover, notwithstanding a couple of peculiar doctrinal foibles originating from the Seceder camp, in opposition to the Covenanters (especially regarding civil government and some points of the law), a plethora of subjects relative to the Reformed view of communion, church union, testimony-bearing, etc., are all dealt with here -- and these points are given the kind of attention (along with Scriptural and historical accuracy), that will be greatly appreciated among those familiar with the precise views of the "old dissenters" of Scottish origin.
"Additionally, Anderson is not shy about proclaiming the fact that Scripture teaches that anti-Calvinists (i.e. Romanists, Pelagians, Arminians, Amyraldians, etc.), anti-paedobaptists, anti-regulativists, and a host of others that deny the apostolic faith (at points related to the doctrine, worship, government and discipline of the church), should be barred from the table of the Lord (arguing a fortiori from Math. 5:23-24 [Matthew 5:23-24]); but, he is also careful to distinguish between the Popish and Prelatical views of excommunication (which equate excommunication with a sentence to hell), and the Calvinistic view which recognizes that those who are among the elect can at times come under the sentence of excommunication. For example, Greg Price has noted (in a forthcoming book on the visible church and separation), that `Calvin distinguishes between anathema and excommunication. The former sentences one to hell, the latter puts one outside the fellowship of the church." (cf. Calvin's Institutes 4.12.10), Samuel Rutherford makes the same distinction in his Survey of the Survey of that Summe of Church Discipline (1658) commenting on 1 Cor. 16:22 [1 Corinthians 16:22] and 1 Cor. 5 [1 Corinthians 5], as does James Fraser of Brae, on page 210, in The Lawfulness and Duty or Separation from Corrupt Ministers and Churches (1744).
"It is also not without significance that Anderson's contendings can be seen to be nothing more than classic second Reformation teaching regarding fencing the Lord's table. Samuel Rutherford comments,
Because the Churches take not care, that Ministers be savoury and gracious; from Steermen all Apostasie and rottenness begin. O if the Lord would arise and purge his House in Scotland! As for Church-members, they ought to be holy; and though all baptized be actu primo members, yet such as remain habitually ignorant after admonition, are to be cast out, and though they be not cast out certainly, as paralytick or rottened members cannot discharge the functions of life: So those that are scandalous, ignorant, malignant, unsound in faith, lose their rights of Suffrages in election of Officers, and are to be debarred from the Seals. Nor can we defend our sinful practise in this: it were our wisdom to repent of our taking in the Malignant party, who shed the blood of the people of God, and obstructed the work of God, into places of Trust in the Church State, and the Army, contrary to our Covenants, they continuing still Enemies (Survey of the Survey, p. 373).
"This is confirmed throughout The Acts of the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland, From the Year 1638 to the Year 1649 Inclusive. Here is a partial list of offences recorded in The Acts for which people were disciplined: innovations in worship; neglecting daily family worship; Sabbath breaking; covenant refusing, covenant breaking and speaking against the national covenants; Arminianism; celebrating man-ordained holydays (e.g. Christmass); familiar fellowship with those excommunicated; promoting, countenancing, hearing or accepting false church government and unlawful ministers (whether Popish, Episcopal or sectarian [Independent]); slander; contumacy, etc.
"Furthermore, recognizing Calvin's (biblical) distinctions concerning the visible church (distinguishing between the visible church as to essence and the visible church as to constitution, cf. Calvin's Institutes 4.2.12), Anderson writes:
The catholic church comprehends all that profess the true religion. There is a lawful and necessary division of it into sections in respect of local situation. But when a number of people, bearing the Christian name, combine together as a distinct society, for the purpose of maintaining and propagating doctrines and practices, which, instead of belonging to the true religion, are contrary to it; they ought not, considered as such a combination, to be called a lawful section of the catholic church (i.e. constitutionally, according to their public character and profession -- RB). It is not denied, that they belong to the catholic church (in as far as they, as individuals, profess the truth -- RB); but it is denied, that there ought to be any such section or division in it. Thus, there ought to be no section of the catholic church, having for the peculiar end of its distinct subsistence, the support of episcopal hierarchy, unknown in the Scripture, of the propagation of antipaedobaptism, or of anti-scriptural doctrine, in opposition to that of God's election, redemption, effectual calling and the conservation of his people, as delivered in the scripture; or for the support of ways and means of divine worship not found in Scripture. If the catholic visible church were brought to a suitable discharge of her duty, she would abolish all such sections. But no society ought to be called such an unlawful section, while it can be shown that it subsists as a separate society for no other end, than for the maintaining of something in the doctrine, worship or government of the church which belongs to the Christian religion as delivered in the word of God, or for exhibiting a testimony against prevailing errors and corruptions which the scripture requires the catholic church to condemn. Such a profession of any party of Christians is no sectarian profession; and a union with them is not a sectarian, but properly a Christian union; and, being cordial and sincere, is a union in Christ; and communion upon the ground of this union is truly Christian communion. On the other hand, however much of our holy religion any body of Christians hold in common with others, and however many of them we may charitably judge to be saints, yet while their distinguishing profession is contrary to the word of God, communion with them, as a body so distinguished, is sectarian communion; as it implies a union with them in that which ought to be rejected by the whole catholic church (pp. 10-11, emphases added).
"Commenting on `Alexander's' latitudinarian contention that Calvin would have tolerated Arminians and idolaters at the Lord's table (which together comprise the two main areas of Calvin's concern for ecclesiastical Reformation, as cited at the head of this review), `Rufus' replies,
Considering that the Arminian scheme includes some of the most pernicious errors of Popery, how reproachful it is to the memory of Calvin, to call such a base proposal, his plan revived and prosecuted? Did Mr. Calvin ever speak of independent churches in the one church of Christ? Or of promoting union, by holding sacramental communion with the professed teachers of false doctrine, as every Arminian teacher is, or with the professed defenders of superstition in the worship of God? By no means (Alexander and Rufus, p. 159).
"Furthermore, it is a well documented fact that the Genevan Presbytery of Calvin's day, in 1536, sought to excommunicate anyone who would not swear an oath to uphold the Reformed doctrine as it was set forth in their Confession of Faith.
"T.H.L. Parker writes,
Since the evangelical faith had only recently been preached in the city, and there were still many Romanists, the ministers also urged excommunication on the grounds of failure to confess the faith. The Confession of faith, which all the citizens and inhabitants of Geneva . . . must promise to keep and to hold had been presented to the Council on 10 November 1536. Let the members of the Council be the first to subscribe and then the citizens, 'in order to recognize those in harmony with the Gospel and those loving rather to be of the kingdom of the pope than of the kingdom of Jesus Christ.' Those who would not subscribe were to be excommunicated (John Calvin: A Biography, p. 63, emphases added).
"Moreover, those who would not submit to "Calvin's" close communion were not only proceeded against with negative ecclesiastical sanctions, but they came under negative civil sanctions also.
"Mike Wagner, in Up From Reconstructionism, states,
John Calvin, during the First Reformation, showed that he supported the concept of Covenanted Reformation by requiring all the residents of Geneva to take an oath in support of the Reformation. The 'Register of the Council of 24' of Geneva notes as follows:
12 November 1537. It was reported that yesterday the people who had not yet made their oath to the reformation were asked to do so, street by street; whilst many came, many others did not do so. No one came from the German quarter. It was decided that they should be commanded to leave the city if they did not wish to swear to the reformation (Scribner, Bob and Pamela Johnston. 1993. The Reformation in Germany and Switzerland, Cambridge University Press, p. 138, emphases added).
"Now, it should be obvious to those who know the commandments of God that an honest man cannot swear an oath to uphold a confession that he does not believe. To do so, even if the man disagrees with only one point of the confession, is to violate both the third and ninth commandments -- and to play the Jesuit (see the Westminster Larger Catechism on the duties required and the sins forbidden concerning the third and ninth commandments; these can be found as questions and answers 112, 113, 144, and 145). Such false swearing is also, by definition, perjury (I wonder how many perjured officers reside in Presbyterian and Reformed churches today?). To encourage others to so swear is subornation to perjury. These are all serious sins in themselves and all worthy of excommunication and civil penalties -- as the Genevan Reformers rightly taught and practiced.
"In Alexander and Rufus close communion is also shown (as above), to be God's ordained method of promoting truth, unity and Reformation; not destroying it, as the ignorant and scandalous claim,
The term sectarian, the favorite watch-word of this author, tends to divert the attention from the matter in dispute. The question is, whether a church's refusing to have sacramental communion with such as openly avow their opposition to one or more articles of her scriptural profession has such effects as are now mentioned? Does this refusal break up the unity of the church at large? By no means. The truths of God's word constitute the bond of unity in the catholic church; so far as they are publicly professed and preserved in the doctrine, worship, and government of the several particular churches. Hence it is evident, that what breaks up the peace of the catholic church, is not the faithfulness of particular churches in refusing, but their laxness in granting sacramental communion to the avowed opposers of undoubted truths of God's word, as exhibited in the public profession of any of the churches, every instance of this laxness tending to weaken the bond of their union. Does refusing sacramental communion with the avowed opposers of the truths of God, publicly professed by a particular church, chill the warmth of love to the catholic church? surely no: for it is manifestly the interest of the catholic church that every particular church should hold these truths in her public profession, and not tolerate opposition to them in her communion. Hence it must give sincere pleasure to a lover of the catholic church to see a particular church uniformly faithful in refusing church communion to open opposers of any one of the truths of God contained in her public profession . . . Does the faithfulness of a particular church, in refusing to have sacramental communion with the open opposers of any article of her scriptural profession, hinder her from using any means appointed in the word of God for promoting his spiritual kingdom? This is so far from being the case, that this refusal is supposed and implied in the use of several proper means for that end; such as, a church's contending for the whole truth exhibited in her public profession; the judicial assertion of the truths of God's word, and the judicial condemnation of the contrary errors; committing the word to faithful men, who will teach others the whole truth and nothing but the truth, according to the public profession or testimony of the church, in due subordination to the holy scriptures; recognizing the solemn engagements, which the church has come under to preserve whatever measure of reformation has been attained. These means, which are certainly appointed in the word of God, cannot be sincerely used by any particular church, unless she be careful, that such as are avowed and obstinate opposers of any article of her scriptural profession, may not be received into, or continued in her communion. Whilst these means, of our Lord's appointment, are willfully neglected, we have little ground to expect the Divine blessing on such other means as men may pretend, to use for the advancement of his spiritual kingdom (pp. 92-93, emphases added).
"To see how closely this mirrors Calvin's teaching, see pages 126 to 135 in The Necessity of Reforming the Church (Presbyterian Heritage Publications' edition).
"To see how closely this mirrors Calvin's teaching, see pages 126 to 135 in The Necessity of Reforming the Church (Presbyterian Heritage Publications' edition).
"Anderson also does an excellent job concerning: Calvin's plan for promoting a union among the churches (p. 151ff.); the place of confessions and confessional subscription (pp. 85, 179); covenanting (pp. 358-384); separation (pp. 92, 132); worship (pp. 10-13, 87, 107, 142, 155, 161-164, 456ff., etc.); the marks of the church (p. 132ff.); uniformity (pp. 7, 103, 168, 205); the Westminster Assembly (p. 169ff); the Dutch views (p. 158f.); distinctions between essentials and non-essentials (p. 168); the so-called "glorious revolution" of 1688 (p. 263); the French Reformed churches (p. 156); the covenanted Reformation (p. 253); discipline (p. 103); attainments (pp. 11, 93, 137, 162ff., 206, etc.); the government of the church (p. 123); the so-called "Apostle's creed" (pp. 100-104); the Belgic Confession (pp. 135-138); councils in the ancient church (p. 104); the Donatists (p. 112); the forsaking of sin, false doctrine, and false teachers (pp. 92, 132); occasional hearing (p. 83); Owen against open communion (p. 207); sectarianism (p. 92); and much, much more.
"On the topic of church and sacramental communion you are unlikely to find many other books with as much solid information. Recommended for advanced study. Indexed, 518 pages." -- Publisher
Alexander and Rufus: In Two Parts: the First Being a Vindication of Scriptural Church Communion in Opposition to Latitudinarian Schemes: the Second Being a Defence of the Communion Maintained in the Secession Church, John Anderson
The Necessity of Reforming the Church (1543), by John Calvin. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #24.

Anderson, John, Calvin, Close Communion and the Coming Reformation (a book review of Alexander and Rufus . . . by John Anderson [1862]). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.

*Anderson, John, A Catechism, Setting Forth the Principles of Public Covenanting (1889). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

Anderson, John, Precious Truth; Or Some Points in Gospel Doctrine Vindicated, 1806. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #20.
"A very practical book on the nature of faith, the free offer of the Gospel, assurance and much more. Chapters include: `Of marks and evidences of a State of Grace;' `Of the priority of Justification to the exercise of Evangelical Repentance;' `Of the work of the Holy Spirit in Conversion;' `Some instances of a decline from the Doctrine of the Reformation and Causes of that decline.' Anderson `had great influence in the Church, being particularly esteemed for his publications.' (David Lachman, Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 12). 313 pages." -- Publisher

Anderson, John, and W.C. Brownlee, A Catechism, Setting Forth the Principles of Public Covenanting as it is Practiced in the Session Church (1889). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #27.
"On covenanting the preface perceptively notes, `In this exercise the covenanter engages to no new duty but declares upon oath that he believes the doctrine and practice of this church to be the very truth of God, and engages in the strength of promised grace to continue faithful to Christ and his cause. The unrest and spirit of change that moves the church of today is the chief reason why this ordinance is so much opposed. It carries with it a certainty of knowledge, a fixedness of principle, and steadfast in profession that is counter to the Spirit of our times. A declining church is not a covenanting one; it (covenanting -- RB), has only been practiced by those churches that were seeking to hold that to which they had attained.' A concise and easy-to-read introduction to covenanting. 88 pages." -- Publisher

Ankerberg, John, and John Weldon, Facts on the Occult, ISBN: 0890818835 9780890818831.
"This booklet provides answers to tough questions about Spiritism, occult phenomena, and psychic powers." -- Publisher

Anonymous, The Behaviour of the Clergy, as Well as Their Traditions, Destructive of Religion, or, A Succinct History of Priestcraft, Throughout all Ages, 2d edition, (London, England: Printed for A. Dodd [etc.], 1731).

*Anonymous, (attributed to George Gillespie), The Mystery of Magistracy Unvailed: or, God's Ordinance of Magistracy Asserted, Cleared, and Vindicated, From Heathenish Dominion, Tyrannous and anti-Christian Usurpation, Despisers of Dignities, and Contemners of Authorities, by an Unworthy Servant and Subject of Jesus Christ. Available (PDF and 2 MP3 files) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #25.
"Though the author is unknown, this work has been thought by some to have been written by George Gillespie. It is a fine introduction to Second Reformation thought on civil government. Some sample headings extracted from its pages include: 'Of the qualifications required in the Judge or Ruler;' 'Of the promised blessing that is to attend the latter days in a righteous rule and ruler;' 'Of the judgement and curse attending no rule, or an evil ruler;' 'Of the people's duty under wicked rulers, both towards God and them." -- Publisher
Available from Covenanted Reformed Presbyterian Publishing ( as a pamphlet, #17.
The Mystery of Magistracy Unvailed
"THE MYSTERY OF MAGISTRACY UNVAILED sets forth in short compass the proper parameters of the civil magistrate. It also considers several related questions: What are the proper qualifications of rulers? May Christians appoint unbelievers to rule over them? What are the duties of magistrates? What are the duties of the people under magistrates? But, most importantly for us, living as we do under a government increasingly hostile to the Christian religion, what are the duties of the people to wicked rulers? To this interesting and engaging manual for believers, whether under a godly or an ungodly ruler, is added a short essay on the subject of taxation by David Steele. . . . There is also an extract from the 1761 Testimony of the Reformed Presbytery concerning this matter." -- Publisher
The Mystery of Magistracy Unvailed: or, God's Ordinance of Magistracy Asserted, Cleared, and Vindicated from heathenish dominion, tyrannous and anti-Christian usurpation, despisers of dignities and contemners or authorities, by an unworthy servant and subject of Jesus Christ, the King of saints and nations (1708)

Anonymous, An Order That the Solemn League and Covenant be Read in Church on Every Fast Day, and That Every Congregation Have a Copy Printed in a Faire Letter, Hung up in the Church. The Covenant bears the signatures (244) of the House of Commons. Alternate title: WE SHALL ALSO ACCORDING TO OUR PLACES AND CALLINGS IN THIS COMMON CAUSE OF RELIGION, LIBERTY AND PEACE OF KINGDOMES, ASSIST AND DEFEND ALL THOSE THAT ENTER INTO LEAGUE AND COVENANT.

*Anonymous, Protesters Vindicated: Or, A Just and Necessary Defence of Protesting Against, and Withdrawing from This National Church of Scotland on Account of her Many Gross and Continued Defections, 1716. Alternate title: PROTESTERS VINDICATED: OR, A JUST AND NECESSARY DEFENCE OF PROTESTING AGAINST, AND WITHDRAWING FROM THIS NATIONAL CHURCH OF SCOTLAND; ON ACCOUNT OF HER MANY GROSS AND CONTINUED DEFECTIONS. . . 1716. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #27.
"The title continues: 'More particularly, her approving of, and going into the legal establishment of the Prelatic constitutions of England. The generality of ministers swearing, in the Oath of Abjuration, to maintain Erastianism, Prelacy, and English Popish Ceremonies. Non-Jurants joining with Jurants, judicially approving that practice to be free of scandal. The Church's establishing tyranny in government, against all who will not join in communion with her, and approve her practices without redress of grievances. Wherein these and several other causes of withdrawing are proven to be justly chargeable on the Church, demonstrated to be contrary to the Word of God and Reformed principles of this Church, and just grounds of withdrawing, and setting up judicatures distinct from her; and the objections of Jurants and others fully answered.' This is a classic, detailed statement of the old covenanted principles and the biblical attainments of the Second Reformation (like the Solemn League and Covenant, the Westminster Standards, etc.). It is also an excellent defense against the modern malignants who counsel Christ's children to remain in the backsliding and covenant breaking denominations that abound in our day. Very Rare!" -- Publisher

Anonymous, The Psalter: or, Psalms of David: With the Proverbs of Solomon, and Christ's Sermon on the Mount: Being an Introduction for Children to the Reading of the Holy Scriptures: Carefully Copied From the Holy Bible. With the Proverbs of Solomon, and Christ's Sermon on the Mount: Being an Introduction for Children to the Reading of the Holy Scriptures: Carefully Copied From the Holy Bible, 1784.

Anonymous, The Reasons Agreed Upon by the Reformers of the Church of Scotland, For Which the Book of Common-prayer, Urged Upon Scotland, Anno 1637, was Refused.
Reasons for Refusing the Book of Common Prayer
Graham, George (Bishop of Orkney), The Reasons Agreed Upon by the Reformers of the Church of Scotland, for Which the Book of Common-Prayer, Urged Upon Scotland, Anno 1637, was Refused: As Also the Reasons Agreed Upon by the Assembly of Divines at Westminster, for Laying Aside the English Book of Common-Prayer (1744)

Aprile, Michael Dante, and the Aprile Family, The Character of Elsie Dinsmore (Plano, TX [Utmost Enterprises, PO Box 940205, Plano, 75094-0205]: Utmost Enterprises), ISBN: 1581822014 9781581822014. An e-text book on CD-ROM.
"This book was written by members of the Aprile family who desire, as did Elsie, to follow the Godly character traits, exemplified by Jesus Christ, in their everyday walk. . . . In this book, we have attempted to show, through Elsie's eyes, how a person, whose will is to follow the Lord, is able to take up the cross and follow Him.
"You will find that this book is good for instruction and illustration in the teaching of thirty-eight Character Traits to your children. This book can serve as a supplement to your current curriculum or some creative people might find ways to use it as a curriculum itself." -- The Aprile Family
The Character of Elsie Dinsmore (excerpts)

Armerding, Hudson T., The Hand of God: A Testimony of the Lord's Provision and Protection.

Armerding, Hudson T., The Heart of Godly Leadership, ISBN: 0891076751 9780891076759.
"A former Wheaton College president brings a seasoned scriptural perspective to the subject of godly leadership, giving Biblical examples relating to delegating authority, handling success, and passing leadership on to the next generation. Tackles family, church, and society." -- GCB

Armstrong, Lebbeus, et al., Sermons and Addresses on Secret Societies: Fourteen Pamphlets in one Volume, 1882.
"Contents: Armstrong, L., Masonry a work of darkness | Dow, D., Sermon on secret societies | M'Nary, W.P., Sermon on masonry | Cross, R.T., Sermon on secretism | Williams, J., Sermon on masonry | Blanchard, J., Grand Lodge masonry | Blanchard, J., Freemasonry a fourfold conspiracy | George, H.H., The relation of the Christian church to secret societies | Carson, J.G., Address delivered at the Ohio State Anti-Secrecy Convention | Drury, M.S., Secrecy in its relations to the family, the state, and the Church | Armstrong, R., Thirteen reasons why a Christian should not be a freemason | Spectator, Freemasonry contrary to the Christian religion | Post, A.L., Are masonic oaths binding on the initiate."

*Ashe, Simeon (d. 1662), The Church Sinking, Saved by Christ: Set out in a Sermon Preached [Isaiah 63:5], Before the Right Honourable the House of Lords, in the Abby-Church at Westminster, on Wednesday, Febr. 26. 1644, Being the day of the Monthly Publike Fast. [Isaiah 63:5] Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

*Ashe, Simeon (d. 1662), Religious Covenanting Directed, and Covenant-keeping Perswaded: Presented, in a Sermon Preached Before the Right Honourable Thomas Adams Lord Major, and the Right Worshipfull the Sheriffs, and Aldermen his Brethren, and the Rest of the Common-Councel of the Famous City of London, January 14. 1645. Upon Which day the Solemne League and Covenant was Renewed by Them and Their Officers, With Prayer and Fasting, at Michael Basing-shaw, London, 1645.

Ashe (Ash), Simeon (d. 1662), Self-surrender Unto God: Opened and Applyed, in a Sermon Preached [2 Chronicles 30:8], Before the Honourable House of Commons, at Margarets, Westminster, at Their Late Solemn Fast, February 23. 1647. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

Associate Presbyterian (Seceder) Magazine, The Ancient and Modern Mode of Singing the Psalms (Sept., 1863), an article from the Associate Presbyterian (Seceder) Magazine. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Also available on the Reformation Bookshelf CD #3, #18, #19.
"Historically demonstrates how the Old Testament saints, the early New Testament Christians and almost all Presbyterians (after adopting the WESTMINSTER STANDARDS), sang the Psalms by 'lining them out' (e.g. see the WESTMINSTER DIRECTORY FOR PUBLIC WORSHIP). Musical instruments, a Papal innovation, were also unheard of among faithful Reformers and 'denominated the ensigns of Baal.' Basically a blast against 'all the refined idolatries of the churches' of the author's time. It also lays out the numerous advantages of lining out the Psalms and shows how 'things in themselves indifferent, or even commendable, become unlawful when they have been made instruments of dishonour to God or peculiar temptations to men." -- Publisher

Associate Presbytery of Miami (sometimes attributed to James H. Henderson), Amusements and Levity: A Pastoral Letter. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"Remembering that the word `amuse' literally means `no-think,' this is a very useful resource for our day -- when even ministers are found to publicly violate Ephesians 5:4. The authors, however, are careful to distinguish between cheerfulness and levity. They note, `We mean a spirit of levity, as engendered or fostered by indulgence in frivolous amusements. We wish not to be understood as setting ourselves against every species of youthful amusement. We do not look for the gravity of old age in the morning of life, not do we think that the religion of the Bible requires it. Christianity, rightly understood, has nothing to do with a demure preciseness of manner, or an affection of singularity, which God does not require. Cheerfulness, especially in youth, is perfectly compatible with spirit of the Bible; and as far as amusements are rational in their character, moral in their nature and tendency, rightly timed and enjoyed in moderation, we have nothing to object. But cheerfulness and levity belong to different families, and whenever the former is suffered to degenerate into the latter, the consequences must be evil'." (pp. 2,3) -- Publisher

Associate Synod of Original Seceders (Scotland), A Testimony to the Truths of Christ: Agreeably to the Westminster Standards as Received by the Reformed Church of Scotland, and in Opposition to Defections From the Reformation Sworn to in Britain and Ireland: Agreed to by the Associate Synod of Original Seceders, 18th May 1827.

*Associate Synod of Scotland (1733-1820), A Solemn Warning . . . Wherein the Great Sin, Danger, and Duty of the Present Generation in These Lands, are Pointed out and Declared (1758). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"A stinging rebuke against personal, ecclesiastical and national sins; with the intent to turn the readers of this title from these sins and thus avoid God's wrath: for `the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation'. (Jer. 10:10), 64 pages." -- Publisher

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

*Augustine, Saint (Aurelius Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, 354-430 AD), A Treatise on the Predestination of the Saints, c. 428. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #19.
"Augustine was the great forerunner to the Reformation and it was on books like this that Luther, Calvin, and the other magisterial Reformers cut their teeth. `This treatise is the first portion of a work, of which the following, On the Gift of Perseverance, is the second . . . (these titles), were called out by two long letters, one from Prosper and the other from Hilary, acquainting Augustine with the Semi-Pelagian outbreak in Southern Gaul, and earnestly beseeching his aid in meeting it' (Editor's note). The corrupted demon seed of Pelagianism and Semi-Pelagianism (later being refined into Arminianism), being just newly planted by the wicked one in Augustine's day, has grown into a massive tree in our day. Its poison fruit now feeds most of the limbs of ecclesiastical antichrist -- from Rome, to the liberal Protestant churches, and on to the so-called `evangelicals:' this soul destroying heresy has reached pandemic proportions among professing Christians. Ironically, this work of Augustine is probably more needed in our day than it was in his -- over a millennium and a half later. A section of the subtitle provides an interesting overview of this treatise: `Wherein the truth of predestination and grace is defended against the Semi-Pelagians, -- those people, to wit, who by no means withdraw altogether from the Pelagian heresy, in that they contend that the beginning of salvation and of faith is of ourselves; so that in virtue, as it were, of this precedent merit (in man -- RB), the other good gifts of God are attained.' The editor notes, `Augustine shows that not only the increase, but the very beginning also of faith, is God's gift. On this matter he does not disavow that he once thought differently, and that in some small works, written before his Episcopate, he was in error, as in that exposition, which they object to him, of propositions from the epistle to the Romans. But he points out that he was subsequently convinced chiefly by this testimony, 'But what hast thou that thou hast not received?' Which he proves is to be taken as a testimony concerning faith itself . . ." -- Publisher
Augustine, Aurelius, A Treatise on the Predestination of the Saints

B.W., To the Faithfull and True-hearted Covenanters, VVhich are the Noble Philadelphians. A Diurnall, of the Desires and Indeavours of one That Earnestly Desires the Advancement of the Cause of Christ. B.W. of Darbie. Reade all or None, 1644.

*Baehr, Ted, The Christian Family Guide to Movies and Videos: Volumes I and II, ISBN: 0943497612 9780943497617.
"This is a very helpful guide. . . ." -- GCB

*Banks, Robert J., Paul's Idea of Community: The Early House Churches in Their Cultural Setting, revised edition (Hendrickson Publishers, November 1, 1994), ISBN: 1565630505 9781565630505.
"Robert Bank's widely read PAUL'S IDEA OF COMMUNITY: THE EARLY HOUSE CHURCHES IN THEIR CULTURAL SETTING is once again available to laypeople, pastors and scholars alike. In this extensively revised edition Banks has rewritten chapters for clarity, taken into account recent scholarship on Paul's writings, updated and expanded the bibliography, and added an index. This new edition retains, however, all the freshness and vitality of the original.
"The book draws fully upon the wealth of recent scholarly analysis of the New Testament churches, but in such a skilled way that the picture is not buried in learning, but brought to life for present-day readers. . . . People will be startled to find how much of modern church life has departed form the New Testament spirit. And yet the modern communities still possess in the New Testament, as illuminated through a book like this, the sources from which church life can be reawakened to the community consequences of accepting the Pauline gospel." -- Edwin A. Judge, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia
"It is good news that Robert Banks's PAUL'S IDEA OF COMMUNITY is once more available, now in a thoroughly revised, expanded edition. Convinced that Paul's distinctive contribution to Christianity is his idea of community, Banks demonstrates how this notion informs Paul's instruction to his churches. . . . It is striking how naturally discussions of such topics as Paul's teaching on freedom and on eschatology fall within the purview of this stimulating book." -- Abraham J. Malherbe, Yale University
"Robert Banks is Professor of the Ministry of the Laity and Chair of the Ministry Division at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California." -- Publisher

Baillie, Robert (1599-1662), Anabaptism, The True Fountain of Independency, Antinomy, Brownisme, Familisme, and the Most of the Other Errors, Which for the Time do Trouble the Church of England, Unsealed: Also the Questions of Paedobaptisme and Dipping Handled From Scripture: In a Second Part of the Disswasive From the Errors of the Time, 1647. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"The title continues: 'Also the Questions of Paedobaptisme and Dipping Handled from Scripture. In a Second Part of the Dissuasive from the Errors of the Time.' Shows the origin, progress and changing character of the Anabaptist's heresies -- many which still afflict the body of Christ in our day (even in so-called 'Reformed' circles). A fine defense of the biblical view of baptism is also given, including many answers to Anabaptist (Baptist) objections on this point. A staggering array of 'testimonies' (i.e. quotations), are marshalled by Baillie -- both in refuting and setting forth the pernicious Anabaptist teachings. Baillie was one of the Scottish Commissioners sent to the Westminster Assembly. His international perspective and insight (concerning the ecclesiastical and civil battles for the Protestant cause of his day), makes for an interesting backdrop to this title -- not often encountered among most authors dealing with these topics." -- Publisher

*Baillie, Robert (David Laing, editor), Letters and Journals of Robert Baillie, 3 volumes, 1841 edition, ISBN: 0921148984 9780921148982. A Christian classic. Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD Five, CD #25. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #17. Christian classic.
"Baillie was one of the Scottish delegates to the Westminster Assembly and these volumes cover the period from 1637 to 1662 -- some of the most momentous days in the history of the Reformed faith. These letters contain an intimate insider's look at these days of international religious drama, national covenants, and the writing of the greatest religious Confession ever given to men, the Westminster Confession of Faith (1646). A major source for 17th century Church history and a totally unique compilation -- peering into the very heart of Reformation!" -- Publisher
Volume one only of above.
"Contains Baillie's letters and journal entries covering the period from 1637 to 1641. The appendix includes "Original Letters and Papers, Chiefly Relating to Ecclesiastical Affairs in Scotland, 1633 to 1639."
Volume two only of above.
"Contains letters covering the period from 1642 to 1646. The appendix includes 'Original Letters and Papers, Chiefly Relating to Ecclesiastical Affairs in Scotland, 1639 to 1646.'
Volume three only of above.
"Contains letters covering the period from 1647 to 1662. The appendix includes 'Original Letters and Papers, Chiefly Relating to Ecclesiastical Affairs in Scotland, 1647 to 1661.' This volume also includes a glossary, an index of names and the memoir of the life and writings of Robert Baillie. Of special note are pages 525-557, which contain 'Notices Regarding the Metrical Version of the Psalms Received By the Church of Scotland,' where we see the historical validity of the Reformed practice of exclusive Psalmody, from the place occupied by the Psalter printed in Geneva in 1556, right up to the 'Psalter debates' that took place during Westminster Assembly." -- Publisher

Bainton, Ronald H., Yesterday, Today, and What Next? Reflections on History and Hope, ISBN: 0806616709 9780806616704.
"Important reflections on history, the discernible patterns that may be used to guide our decision today, and what we may expect in the future." -- Cyril J. Barber

Baker, J. Wayne, and Heinrich Bullinger, Covenant and Society: The Republica Christiana in the Thought of Heinrich Bullinger.

Banks, Robert, Going to Church in the First Century: An Eyewitness Account, ISBN: 0940232375 9780940232372.
"Banks does his research. He is not merely writing what he thinks the Church looked like in the first century but he dives into Church History itself to show you historically what it looked like. The book takes 1 Cornithians 14:26 and applies it to the house churches listed in the New Testament. In the end, Banks does a wonderful job of showing the reader how radically different our church 'services' are today compared to the first century. Banks then tells us how to apply the apostolic traditions (1 Corinthians 11:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:15; 3:6), to our current churches whether traditional or house churches." -- Reader's Comment

Banks, Robert J., and Julia Banks, The Church Comes Home, ISBN: 156563179X 9781565631793.
"In our modern dislocated society many are searching for a church experience that offers true Christian sharing, nurturing, and discipleship, in addition to teaching and worship. For many such people the answer is found in the home church: a small, committed group of often diverse people who meet together in homes to pray, eat, sing, study, and share their lives.
"THE CHURCH COMES HOME is a handbook for those interested in home churches. It is both visionary and practical. It describes how home churches can be formed, how they should grow, and how networks of home churches can develop. It examines issues-for example, how to make decisions; how to determine doctrine; how to include children, singles, elders; and how to reach out to the community at large-and offers practical suggestions for their resolution.
"Robert Banks is Professor of the Ministry of the Laity and Chair of the Ministry Division at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California.
"Julia Banks and her husband Robert have been involved with home churches for over twenty-five years. Together they have led seminars and assisted congregations in developing this style of gather in many parts of the world. Julia coordinates the community house in which she and Rob live with a group of students. She is also active as a church planter and in building networks among house churches." -- Publisher

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

Banner of Truth Trust, 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, ISBN: 0851514189 9780851514185.
Anonymous, Spurgeon Sermons Scripture Index

Barber, Cyril J., The Minister's Library, Volumes 1-4 on CD-ROM (Bible Companion Software, May 1, 2002), ISBN: 1578220505 9781578220502.
Includes the ongoing bibliographic work of Cyril J. Barber, now over 18,000 citations (2002): THE MINISTERS LIBRARY volumes 1-4, and various supplements released over the years.
Apparently Loizeaux Brothers, Incorporated prepared the e-text, and the CD was released by Bible Companion Software which went out of business in 2003. BCS is still used as the engine for GRAMCORD.
Extensive listing of citations on "Pastoral Counseling" are included (from volumes 3 and 4). His work is known for, among other things, the coverage of Bible commentaries and Christian biography. This is an extraordinary resources for the pastor and the church library.
The Minister's Library's_Library
See also:
Magicref Review of Bible Companion Software

Barna, George, Revolution, 2005, ISBN: 1414307586 9781414307589 1414310161 9781414310169.
We feel that Barna's polls and statistics are valuable in giving a picture of the current state of the local church. However, we see no evidence that separated and divided Christians will ever attain to the fullness of the true church united in one body. Our top priority should always be reform of the church. (See the chapters on "Corporate Faithfulness and Sanctification," The Westminster Confession of Faith [1646] [The Westminster Standards] and Related Works: A Study Guide, and "Unity and Uniformity in the Visible Church: Unity in the Truth.")
"Somehow, the other day, I happened to pick up a copy of George Barna's new book called REVOLUTION. For those of you who are unfamiliar, George Barna is the founder of Barna Research Group (now called The Barna Group), which was created more than two decades ago with the intent to help ministries facilitate strategic decision-making. Much of this was accomplished through detailed statistical research provided by the Group. Over the course of that 20 years the Barna research team interviewed nearly a half million people in the course of hundreds of research studies, provided seminar-based training to leaders from more than 50,000 churches, produced more than 60 books and syndicated reports, and developed a website that provided free information to hundreds of thousands of people every month. Barna became one of the most (if not the most), trusted resource for church-related statistical research in the United States and has often been hailed as 'the most quoted person in the Christian Church today!'
"But, as I found out reading this book, a drastic change occurred in George Barna's life (about 2003), as a result of his countless hours of researching the effects of organized religion; he realized that very little actual life transformation appeared to be occurring in churched believers all over the country. Even worse, he realized that his own efforts in research were being used by pastors mostly for the purpose of seeking statistical evidence to support their teaching. To his surprise, however, the same research Barna had been conducting over the years led him to a discovery of the fact that God was moving in mighty ways OUTSIDE the four walls of the Institutional Church! In fact, Barna was so impacted by what he observed in the lives of 'churchless' Christians all over the U.S. that it convinced him to give up what he had done for 20 years and refocus his attentions. He changed the name of his organization from the Barna Research Group to simply the Barna Group, downsized his organization from 100 employees to eight, moved out of their large office space into a compact area, sought to become more partnership based, and chose to raise the level of risk they were willing to take in new ventures, determining that it would be better to go broke in the pursuit of true life transformation than to remain financially safe but without any gain for the kingdom.
"All of that to say that George Barna no longer has interest to merely help grow the Institutional Church. His new passion is solely to see God's true Church, who are His very people (His body), walk into the fullness of what God intends for them without obstacles, without distractions, without religious strings attached - and to see them live life to the fullest in Christ and minister truth to a lost and dying world who desperately need Him. George was humbled to find that this is already happening without the aid of churches and formal religious organizations or 'official' leadership. In fact, one of the most impacting things he notes in his new book is that so many of these groups of believers who serve the Lord outside the Institutional Church System, even though they often have poor organization, lack of great numbers, meager financial resources, often weak human leadership and are sometimes ridiculed and despised by those in larger church organizations, yet they are often more effective (in terms of actual life transformation, relationship building, devotion to truth, and sincere Christian devotion); proving that it is GOD - not man - that is leading these believers. Barna now calls these Christians who no longer center their lives around religious organizations (i.e. churches), 'Revolutionaries' and believes they (all 20 million of them and growing), are the real future of the manifested Body of Christ on earth; in other words they represent those who have moved beyond the established church and chosen to BE the Church instead. Barna also humbly and joyously admits that he is now one of them as well.
"While many traditionalists argue today that, in order to grow properly in the Lord, you must attend a local church, Barna refutes this notion strongly with both Scripture and statistical example of how literally millions of believers today are finding a vibrant relationship with God (and fellowship with their brothers and sisters in Christ), outside the walls of organized religion (and the same are effecting change around them by their Christ-like influence); However, Barna does not make the argument simply about those 'in' churches and those 'outside' (as a sort of 'us versus them' attitude), rather he directs his writing to every true believer in Jesus Christ and focuses on the importance of becoming full disciples of Jesus (whether inside or outside the walls of some organization), and not to become distracted with anything that may remove our full attention from Him. Barna states in the book: 'In fact, there is no verse in Scripture that links the concepts of worshiping God and a 'church meeting.' The Bible does not tell us that worship must happen in a church sanctuary and therefore we must be actively associated with a local church. It simply tells us that we must worship God regularly and purely, in spirit and truth. Take particular note of the fact that Jesus dismissed the organized worship of His day as 'a farce' and intimated that we ought not be so limited as to how and when we worship God (see Mark 7:7). When the Samaritan woman asked about worship practices and places, Jesus responded bluntly that, The time is coming when it will no longer matter whether you worship the Father on this mountain or in Jerusalem . . . But the time is coming -- indeed it is here now -- when true worshipers with worship the Father in spirit and in truth (John 4:21-23). He was highlighting the same foolish irrelevancies that traditionalists argue about today.
"The book also highlights trademarks of true Revolutionaries as Barna has observed and attempts to give suggestions as to how all of us, even (and especially), those believers who are still associated with or who lead traditional congregations, can make way for this current revolution and move of God's Spirit. While some may find the content of this book uncomfortable or even controversial, Barna speaks with grace but also fervor and excitement, presenting a strong, biblically-sound argument for what he has observed transpiring over the last two decades and encourages the reader to make their own educated observations. Finally, he challenges the reader to boldly face this crossroad and decide whether or not they will become a part of the revolution themselves (risking all to follow Christ without reserve). He presses the reader with the question as to whether or not they will embrace what God is doing or outright fight it and reject it altogether. Whether or not a Christian chooses to agree with Barna's observations of what he considers to be a magnificent move of God and the very future of the Lord's Church on earth as we know it, Barna believes that every Christian needs to be aware of 'the revolution' and confront their reaction to it head on.
"Anyone who has been familiar with the Barna Group (a.k.a. Barna Research Group), over the years knows that they are a trustworthy voice in the Church and have a firm grasp on the nationwide picture of organized religion and its effects on society and the body of Christ. We would do well to listen to what this brother in Christ, George Barna, has to say about what he has observed.
"This is a remarkable book that will encourage and inspire believers (whether outside the institutional church program or even still within). It's a very easy read. The book also contains some statistics (as you'd expect from Barna Group), and proves to be a very informative, spiritually-motivating read. I highly recommend this book!
"In closing I would just like to say that this review is not necessarily intended to be a full on endorsement of everything George Barna may personally believe or engage in as it concerns every facet of his ministry. The truth is, I know very little at this point about all of that. Each person should exercise discernment and hold fast to the truth of God's Word as their gage in all things. I merely wish to encourage people to see that God is working in wonderful ways OUTSIDE the four walls, as He can in you . . . and if a man who spent more than 30 years of his life supporting the old system can humble himself, recognizing the hand of God in ways previously unfamiliar to him and risk everything to follow Christ, even if it costs him the success of his own well-established and financially-successful ministry, certainly so can we press on in Jesus without fear or worry for the things others may say about us and live to become Revolutionaries for the glory of our Lord. Ultimately, I hope all of us who know the Lord can agree that life as believers is ABOUT HIM and we ought never to allow ourselves to be distracted from a pure and true devotion to Jesus Christ.
"God bless you all!" -- Reader's Comment
Barna, George, Robert Lewis, and Dwight Gunter, Revolution, 2006, DVD. Alternate title: "Healthy Churches Respond to the Revolution."

Barna, George, The State of the Church: 2002, ISBN: 0967137268 9780967137261.
Lists Barna's complaints with today's local church.
" 'We're spending $50 to $60 billion a year on domestic ministry. Tell you what. You give the CEO of IBM $50 to $60 billion this year, and see what he can do'."
"It bothers him deeply that the church is soft, and possesses no urgency to change. . . .
"Every day, the church is becoming more like the world it allegedly seeks to change ." -- Publisher

Barrow, Gregory, Eschewing Ecclesiastical Tyranny (Protestant Biblical Separation), (debate with Richard Bacon), 1 Corinthians 2:15, narrated by Larry Burger. Available (MP3) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #24.
"The classic Reformation position on biblical separation, Protestant private judgment, the visible church, etc. -- contra Antichrist (the Papacy), and wayward liberal Protestants. This is Appendix G from THE COVENANTED REFORMATION DEFENDED: 'A brief examination of Mr. Bacon's principles regarding the visible church and the use of private judgment. Also, some observations regarding his ignoble attack upon Mr. Kevin Reed in his book entitled THE VISIBLE CHURCH IN THE OUTER DARKNESS'." -- Publisher
The Covenanted Reformation Defended, e-text
The Covenanted Reformation Defended, audio files
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 . . ."

Barrow, Greg, and Larry Birger, Jr., Reformation Principles Re-Exhibited: An Historical Witness and Brotherly Entreaty. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1-30.
Reformation Principles Re-Exhibited: An Historical Witness & Brotherly Entreaty. Summary and Analysis of Changes Within Terms of Communion of the Reformed Presbyterian Churches of Scotland and America from 1761 to the Present, and a Particular Analysis and Testimony Against the Present-day RPCNA, by Greg Barrow and Larry Birger, Jr., August 5, 2002

Barrow, Reg, Toleration and Covenanting, John Brown (of Haddington, 1722-1787).
Apparently this is a review by Reg Barrow.

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

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), Devotions and Prayers.

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), The English Nonconformity, as Under King Charles II. and King James II. Truly Stated and Argued, by Richard Baxter. Who Earnestly Beseecheth Rulers, and Clergy, not to Divide, and Destroy the Land, and cast their own souls on the dreadful guilt and punishment of national perjury, lying, deliberate covenanting to sin against God, corrupt his Church, and not amend, nor by laws or blind malignity, to reproach faithful ministers of Christ, and judge them to scorn and beggery, and to lie and die in jails as rogues, and so to strengthen profaneness, popery and schism, and all for want of willingness and patience to read and hear their just defence; while they can spend much more time in sin and vanity. The author humbly begs that he and his books of unconfutable defence of a mistaken persecuted cause may not be witnesses against them for such great and wilful sin to their condemnation.

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), A Paraphrase on the New Testament, With Notes, Doctrinal and Practical, Fitted to the use of Religious Families, . . . by the late Rev. Mr. Richard Baxter. . . . Blackburn, 1798.

Baxter, Richard, (1615-1691), The Poor Man's Family Book: 1. Teaching him how to Become a True Christian, 2. How to Live as a Christian, Towards God, Himself and Others, in all his Relations, Especially in His Family, 3. How to die as a Christian in Hope and Comfort, and so to be Glorified With Christ for Ever: In Plain Familiar Conferences Between a Teacher and a Learner. Available in THE REFORMED PASTOR: BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS, VOL. 4.

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), A Saint or a Brute: The Certain Necessity and Excellency of Holiness. ISBN: 1877611158 9781877611155. Available in A CALL TO THE UNCONVERTED: BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS, VOL. 2.
Baxter, Richard, A Saint Or a Brute.: The Certain Necessity and Excellency of Holiness, &c . . . (1662)

*Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), The Saint's Everlasting Rest: Baxter's Practical Works, Volume 3, ISBN: 187761128X 9781877611285. A Christian classic.
"Third in the four-volume set. Includes The Saint's Everlasting Rest; Treatise of Self-Denial; The Life of Faith; Obedient Patience, and many more. Over 1000 pages." -- GCB
"This is the greatest treatment on Heaven ever to appear! . . ." -- Wilbur M. Smith.
The Saints' Everlasting Rest, (singly) Richard Baxter, edited by Benjamin Fawcett
"Discusses the nature, excellencies, design, rejection, necessity, of the Saints' rest. Calls us to live the heavenly life now." -- GCB
Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), Benjamin, Fawcett (1715-1780), and Samuel Turell Armstrong (1784-1850), The Saint's Everlasting Rest, or, A Treatise of the Blessed State of the Saints in Their Enjoyment of God in Heaven (1811)
The Saints' Everlasting Rest, Richard Baxter, edited by Benjamin Fawcett

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), Three Treatises Tending to Awaken Secure Sinners: viz 1. The Terror of the day of Judgement, 2. The Danger of Sighting Christ and his Gospel, 3. True Christianity, or Christ's Absolute Dominion, and Man's Necessary Self-Resignation and Subjection Unto Christ.

*Baxter, Richard, A Treatise of Knowledge and Love Compared in The Reformed Pastor: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 4 (Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 1997, 1990, 1838, 1707, 1678, 1673).
Long title: A Treatise of Knowledge and Love Compared. In two Parts: 1. Of Falsely Pretended Knowledge. II. Of True Saving Knowledge and Love. I. Against Hasty Judging, and False Conceits of Knowledge; and for Necessary Suspension. II. The Excellency of Divine Love, and the Happiness of Being Known and Loved of God. Written as greatly necessary to the safety and peace of every Christian, and of the Church: the only certain way to escape false religions, heresies, sects, and malignant prejudices, persecutions, and sinful wars; all caused by falsely pretended knowledge, and hasty judging, by proud, ignorant men, who know not their ignorance.

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), and Thomas Chalmers, A Call to the Unconverted, Now or Never, and Fifty Reasons Why a Sinner Ought to Turn to God Without Delay.

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), Benjamin, Fawcett (1715-1780), and Samuel Turell Armstrong (1784-1850), The Saint's Everlasting Rest, or, A Treatise of the Blessed State of the Saints in Their Enjoyment of God in Heaven (1811)

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), and Cotton Mather (1663-1728), The Certainty of the World of Spirits Fully Evinced, 3rd edition (London: S. Cornish and Co., 1841), to which was added Cotton Mather, The Wonders of the Invisible World.
Mather, Cotton (1663-1728), The Wonders of the Invisible World, (singly).
Mather, Cotton, and Increase Mather, The Wonders of the Invisible World: Being an Account of the Tryals of Several Witches Lately (1862)

*Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), William Lamont (editor), A Holy Commonwealth, ISBN: 0521405807.
"A HOLY COMMONWEALTH is Richard Baxter's invisible masterpiece." -- William Lamont
Contains 380 theses on government with commentary when available. These 380 aphorisms are valuable casuistry in support of Christian magistracy.
"Written in 1659 by the Puritan minister (1615-91), who publicly repudiated the work in 1670, this modern edition of a controversial text represents a candid confession as to why a conservative Puritan fought for Parliament in the Civil War and gave his support to the Cromwells." -- Publisher
Contains 380 theses on government with commentary when available. These 380 aphorisms are valuable casuistry in support of Christian magistracy.
Baxter's repudiation of the work is also included. It is interesting to note that he never repudiated the first part of the book, which lays the foundation for Christian Magistracy. It was only the second part that was repudiated by, as Lamont says, his public persona which was Arminian.
Apparently, in Richard Baxter we have an example of the Armenian being unable to stand publicly for Covenanted Reformation, yet his private persona wrote A HOLY COMMONWEALTH, and his unpublished papers show that he continued to recommend the work to associates after his public repudiation.
A Holy Commonwealth: or, Political Aphorisms, Opening the True Principles of Government: For the Healing of the Mistakes, and Resolving the Doubts, That Most Endanger England at This Time (1659)

*Beard, Charles (1874-1948, author), and Campbell Craig (introduction), President Roosevelt and the Coming of the War, 1941: Appearances and Realities, new edition, ISBN: 0765809982 9780765809988, 614 pages.
"This is a great and important book. It was not Beard's last book, but one that subjected him to a veritable witch hunt and his removal from his position in historical societies and organization. A progressive of the old LaFollette type, Beard simply sought to tell the truth about how Roosevelt plunged the USA into World War II before any declaration of war or attacks on the USA by Germany, Italy, or Japan.
"Most of the material here comes from hearings in the U.S. congress, some during World War II, and other shortly afterward.
"It is unfortunate that Beard did not have access to the materials that have been available in the last 10 or 20 years as war time records has become declassified. His concentration is on Pearl Harbor and the naval war against Italy and Germany (most who write about submarine warfare in the Atlantic neglect the fact that there was a substantial force of Italian submarines as well as German submarines), that Roosevelt launched in 1940. Yet, this is but the tip of the iceberg in Roosevelt's illegal war against Germany and Italy and Japan in 1940 and in 1941.
"Roosevelt ran the 1940 election under the slogan 'I hate war' and on his many pledges not to send Americans to fight in the Second World War [the same scenario of Woodrow Wilson and the First World War-- compiler]. As soon as Roosevelt won the 1940 election he secretly began to send American sailors, marines, and soldiers into the war.
"In November 1940, Roosevelt sent the U.S. Navy into the Atlantic to attack and sink German and Italian submarines in complete cooperation with the British. This was despite the fact that the German and Italian submariners were ordered to stay out of the Western Atlantic and to avoid American ports and ships so they would not provoke U.S. public opinion. What the Axis submariners could have done if they targeted American shipping was shown in 1941 and 1942 after Pearl Harbor. Hundreds of ships were sunk within sight of the East Coast. Britain was seriously threatened with strangulation.
"The evidence that Beard prints in this book chiefly from Congressional hearings explains major incidents like the sinking of the Reuben James and the Kearny that were used to claim Germany was sinking American ships without provocation. Congressional hearings reported on in this book show both incidents were provoked by aggressive U.S. Navy attacks on German submarines either separate from or in direct cooperation with the British and Canadian navies.
"Roosevelt had the U.S. in a worldwide naval war with Germany and Italy by 1941. American Navy pilots worked directly with the British. In fact it was an U.S. Navy pilot, not a British pilot who flew the plane that torpedoed the Bismark and left it unable to steer. The destroyer for bases deal not only supplied the British with destroyers, but sent U.S. troops to the bases that protected British colonies in the Americas and Africa so British troops there could be sent to the war in the Arab East.
"The U.S. Navy began to build a major base in Northern Ireland. By 1941 U.S. Navy ships would attack, sink, or seize any German vessel they encountered on the high seas, not just in the Atlantic, but in the Pacific and Indian Ocean as well. The U.S. fleet and "neutral" American shipping were used to convoy Australian, New Zealand, and British colonial troops from the Pacific to the U.S. and Canada to be shipped to the British war in North Africa.
"American Marines relieved the British troops who had essentially invaded and occupied Iceland, an action not really favored by the Icelandic government which had tried to stay neutral. Those same Marines were originally to have invaded Vichy-controlled Martinique and Guadeloupe, but the Vichy governor of the islands agreed to allow U.S. Navy officers to control passage of naval vessels to those islands, keeping French warships in port on these islands until the end of the War.
"In Asia, Roosevelt launched the Flying Tigers. Rather than being a mercenary program paid for by the Chaing Kai Shek government as the public was told until the relevant documents were released in the 1980s, the Flying Tigers were totally financed by the United States Army Air Force. All of the Tigers were serving Navy or Army pilots who were ordered to leave the Navy and the Army to accept positions with the Tigers. Generally, Army and Navy officers are not usually allowed to simply quit and take other positions before the end of their service, let alone in a period of coming war. Plans for the Tigers included building a huge American-staffed and paid for air force that would possess long range bombers to attack Japan. They barely had begun functioning in China before WWII began.
"In late 1940 joint commissions of the U.S. military and naval general staffs and their British counterparts were set up in both Washington and London to plan a US-British war against both Germany and Japan. Similar arrangements were worked out with Britain, Canada, and the Dutch colonial government of what is now knows as Indonesia for naval and military action against Japan.
"Those who do not know the information Beard provides and the rest that has come out since his times, wonder why Germany declared war on the USA. They picture the German declaration of war as an erroneous and gratuitous act of solidarity with Japan. They miss the real question. The real question is why did Germany wait so long to declare war on the USA when the USA had been carrying on what American and international law clearly defined as illegal warfare against Germany since the fall of 1940.
"Beard's courage on this issue was symptomatic of his rigor and independence, his relentless desire to find the truth. Just as we are ignorant of the real origins of U.S. involvement in WWII without this pioneering work, we are ignorant of who the founders of the U.S. government were, and what they were afraid of unless we read his Economic Interpretation of the Constitution. Beard was not just a learned man, a diligent scholar, and pretty good writer, he was a brave man who demanded to tell the truth no matter how unpopular it was. We should all be more like Beard!" -- Reader's Comment

Becker, Russell J., Family Pastoral Care.
"The book concentrates on the urban and suburban middle class family." -- Gorman/Matthews

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

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

Belgum, David Rudolph, Dealing With Dying, Death, Mourning, ISBN: 0788021591 9780788021596.
Belgum is a Lutheran.

Belgum, David Rudolph, Religion and Medicine; Essays on Meaning, Values, and Health.

Belgum, David Rudolph, When it's Your Turn to Decide: A Hospital Chaplain Helps you Make Medical Decisions, ISBN: 0806616164 9780806616162.

*Bernard of Clairvaux, and J.M. Houston (editor, abridger), The Love of God and Spiritual Friendship, ISBN: 0880700173 9780880700177. A Christian classic.
"Houston provides his readers with a careful introduction to the times of Bernard and his importance in the history of the Christian church. He then furnishes a carefully edited version of this greatest devotional treatise on the love of God . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber
Saint Bernard on the Love of God (1884)
On Loving God, Saint Bernard of Clairvaux
Bernard, of Clairvaux (Saint, 1090 or 91 -- 1153), Saint Bernard on the Love of God (1884)

Beza, Theodore (1519-1605), Contemporary Portraits of Reformers of Religion and Letters. Alternate titles: "ICONES" CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITS OF REFORMERS OF RELIGION AND LETTERS.

Beza, Theodore (1519-1605), A Discourse of the True and Visible Marks of the Catholic Church, 2014, 1623, 1582. Alternate title: A DISCOURSE, OF THE TRUE AND VISIBLE MARKES OF THE CATHOLIQUE CHURCHE. Available from Covenanter Monthly Pamphlets. This is in a new printing with modern typeface.
Besides being a discourse on the true church, it also exposes Romish heretical ideas about the true church.
"Now the sum of all these things is this, that Christ is the true, perpetual, necessary: and to be short, the only mark of the Church: yea I say the true Christ that is, such a one, as he from the beginning has most perfectly (touching the matter and manner of salvation), revealed himself, both in the writings of the prophets and of the Apostles. For that saying stands sure: He that gathereth not with me, scattereth abroad: [Matthew 12:30], and that saying, that Christ is that corner stone of the foundation, upon whom the whole building riseth up: [1 Peter 2:7] And that only head, which ministereth unto his body, that is the true Catholic Church, all feeling and moving: To be short, he is the door [John 10:7], the way [John 14:6], the resurrection, and the life. [John 11:25]" -- Theodore Beza, pp. 36,37
John Calvin (1509-1564), and Theodore Beza (1519-1605), were life-long friends. They met studying Greek together by fire-light when Calvin was still a law student. Theodore Beza was nine years old at the time. Beza became Calvin's protegé and helper at Geneva. He then became Calvin's successor at Geneva.

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

*Beza, Theodore (revised and enlarged by Peter Hall), The Harmony of Protestant Confessions Exhibiting the Faith of the Churches of Christ, Reformed After the Pure and Holy Doctrine of the Gospel, Throughout Europe. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
"After 1579 (and some failed attempts at writing a common Protestant Confession), it was decided that it would be a safer plan to compile a Harmony, in which the Protestant Confessions already extant could be distributed under certain heads, and by which all parties involved might be called back to agreement and any appearance of variation that existed might be discussed and explained. The design was accordingly entrusted to Theodore Beza (Calvin's student and successor in Geneva), Daneau, and Salnar. Twelve major Confessions, beginning with Augsburg (1530) through to The Confession of Scotland (1560), are catalogued according to topics (loosely ordered along the general lines of the headings found in the Westminster Confession), in this unique and massive volume. The Westminster Confession (1646), The Synod of Dort [Dordt] (1619), The Thirty-nine Articles of the Church of England (1571), and the Irish Articles of 1615, have all been appended to this work, increasing its value and making it the most comprehensive compilation and topically indexed reference tool available to creedal Christians today! Over 700 pages." -- Publisher

Beza, Theodore (1519-1605), John Foxe (1516-1587), and Anthony Gilby, The Treasure of Truth, Touching the Ground Work of man, his Salvation, and Chiefest Points of Christian Religion: With a Brief sum of the Comfortable Doctrine of God, His Providence, Comprised in 38 Short Aphorisms. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
Gylbie, Anthony, A Brief Treatise of Predestination.

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

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

    *[Bible, 1672 AKJV/GN] The Authorized King James Version (London, 1672), With the Notes From the GENEVA BIBLE. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    THE AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION (London [actually published in Amsterdam -- sk], 1672), with the NOTES from the GENEVA BIBLE is an example of a publication that improves on the previous editions/printings.
    "So popular was the Geneva Bible that between 1560 and 1644 at least 144 editions were published." (Marshall Foster in "The History and Impact of the GENEVA BIBLE," p. xii in the restoration [GENEVA BIBLE, Tolle Lege restoration])
    Improvements in this [the 1672] publication include the following:
    1. The 1599 GENEVA BIBLE text [said to be about 80 percent Tyndale translation] was replaced with The Authorized King James Version.
    2. The 1672 AKJV/GN includes an Argument for each book.
    3. Chapter Subjects are heavily edited, in some cases longer, in some cases shorter than those in the Source Document.
    4. Commentary and cross-references vary slightly from the Sources Document.
    5. Many of the errors found in the Source Document were corrected in the 1672 AKJV/GN, and it was used as authority for about 64 probable errors found in the Tolle Lege restoration.
    The 1672 AKJV/GN was also used in Colonial American, although it came on the scene 73 years after the Source Document.
    Therefore, it appears that THE AUTHORIZED KING JAMES VERSION (London, 1672), with the NOTES from the GENEVA BIBLE (1672 AKJV/GN), would be the superior Bible to modernize for today's Christian reader and for posterity.

    *[Bible]The 1769 Authorized Version King James Bible, Cambridge: Printed by John Archdeacon; and sold by John Beecroft, John Rivington, Benjamin White, and Edward Dilly, in London; and T. & J. Merrill, in Cambridge, 1769. Also available from The Online Bible.
    "It is praised by everyone, even by the new `translators' as beautiful in its language, delightful in its cadences, etc. . . . THE KING JAMES VERSION is something not seen in today's so-called versions . . . the KJV as a whole is a God-pleasing effort to convey what God has written for our guidance in faith and practice. And since it is the only version that most believers have adhered to for more than three centuries, and untold millions have been converted in the reading and hearing of it, it evidently has the approval of God Almighty. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    Online Bible Homepage
    The 1769 Authorized Version King James Bible (New York, NY: Cambridge University Press), is also available on CD-ROM from Thomas Nelson.

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

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

    Binning, Hugh (1627-1653), Fellowship With God, or Twenty-Eight Sermons on the First Epistle of John, Ch 1 and 2 [1 John 1; 1 John 2], Wherein the True Ground and Foundation of Attaining the Spiritual way of Entertaining Fellowship With the Father and the Son, and the blessed condition of such as attain to it, are more succinctly and lucidly explained, 1671, ISBN: 0921148631 9780921148630.

    *Binning, Hugh (1627-1653), The Sinner's Sanctuary, or A Discovery Made, of Those Glorious Privileges Offered Unto the Penitent and Faithful Under the Gospel: Unfolding Their Freedom From Death, Condemnation, and the Law, in Forty Sermons Upon Romans 8, 1670. Available in THE WORKS OF THE REVEREND HUGH BINNING. Available (THE WORKS OF HUGH BINNING), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE WORKS OF HUGH BINNING), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #8.

    *Binning, Hugh (1627-1653), A Treatise of Christian Love: With an Extract From the Sinner's Sanctuary, ISBN: 0851518702 9780851518701. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Binning, A Treatise of Christian Love. John 13:35. "By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another"

    Binning, Hugh (1627-1653), An Useful Case of Conscience Learnedly and Accuratly Discussed and Resolved, Edinburgh: s.n., 1693. Available on Puritan Bookshelf CD #4. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #8. Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD One, CD #5.
    "Dr. McCrie said of Binning, 'few writers please me more.' Binning was appointed Regent and Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Glasgow in his nineteenth year. An extremely popular preacher, his works continue to be highly esteemed to this day. He died in 1654 at the age of 29. Here he warns against joining oneself with any known enemies of truth and upholds the Biblical injunction, concerning secondary separation, to abstain from even the appearance of evil. Specifically, 'written to expose and counteract the purpose and proceeding of the Resolutioners. Binning was one of the band of Covenanters (i.e. a Protester -- RB), who deemed they would not be justified in fighting for Charles, without additional security being provided for the maintenance of their religious privileges, and unless some adequate restraint were imposed upon the exercise of the royal authority.' (Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant,
    Binning, An Useful Case of Conscience, Learnedly and Accurately Discussed and Resolved, Concerning Associations and Confederacies with Idolaters, Infidels, Heretics, Malignants, or any Other Known Enemies of Truth and Godliness, by Hugh Binning

    *Binning, Hugh (1627-1653), The Works of the Reverend Hugh Binning, M.A. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #8.
    "Hugh Binning was a 17th century Scottish Presbyterian who excelled in learning and in spiritual acumen. A child prodigy, he was a professor of philosophy at age 19; he died at age 26! This volume consists of a series of addresses on Romans 8, I John, common principles of the Christian religion, and a delightful treatise on Christian love. Dr. Durham say, `There was no speaking after Binning'." -- CBD
    The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

    *Binning, Hugh (1627-1653), Worshipping God in Spirit and Truth. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #8.

    Binnie, William, The Psalms: Their History, Teaching, and Use. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #19.

    Black, George Fraser, Scotland's Mark on America, ISBN: 1406913782.
    "Ranke, the German historian, declared that 'Calvin was the founder of the American Government;' and Gulian C. Verplanck of New York (1786-1870), in a public address, traced the origin of our Declaration of Independence to the National Covenant of Scotland. Chief Justice Tilghman (1756-1827), stated that the framers of the Constitution of the United States were through the agency of Dr. Witherspoon much indebted to the standards of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland in molding that instrument." -- Publisher
    Scotland's Mark on America

    Black, John (1768-1849), Church Fellowship. A Sermon Preached at the Opening of the Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, May 16, 1816.
    Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:3)
    Be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men. (Ephesians 4:14)
    Church Fellowship, John Black

    Black, John (1768-1849), and Chauncey Webster, Divine and Human Rights, or, The Westminster Confession and the Constitution of the United States Tested by the Holy Scripture. In MISCELLANEOUS, VOL. 6, 1819-1849.
    "The substance of a discourse delivered Nov. 14, 1844, at the First Associate Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia."

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

    Blaike, Alexander, A Catechism on Praise, 1854, ISBN: 0952679922 9780952679929. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #19.
    Alexander Blaikie's Catechism on Praise

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

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

    Blakeney, Richard P., Manual of Romish Controversy: Being a Complete Refutation of the Creed of Pope Pius IV Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #15.

    Blakeney, Richard P., Popery in its Social Aspect. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Blakeney, Richard P., Protestant Catechism or Popery Refuted and Protestantism Established by the Word of God. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #15.

    Bobgan, Martin, and Deidre Bobgan, Hypnosis and the Christian, ISBN: 0871234025 9780871234025.
    " 'Hypnosis has been used as a method of mental, emotional, behavioral, and physical healing for hundreds and even thousands of years. . . . From witchdoctors to medical doctors and from past to present, the rituals and results have been reproduced, revised, and repeated.' Hypnotists use 'techniques such as repetition, deception, stimulation of the imagination, and emotionally overtoned suggestions to effectively influence the will and condition the behavior of the subject.' Discusses hypnotic regression and the links between hypnosis, occult activities, and Eastern meditative trances. 'Hypnotism is demonic at worst and potentially dangerous at best'." -- David Powlison

    Boggs, John H., Our Political Protest and why Covenanters do not Vote: A Discourse, 1872. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #26.

    Bogue, Carl, Does the Regulative Principle Matter to the PCA? Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    See: Carl W. Bogue, and William Cunningham, THE SCRIPTURAL LAW OF WORSHIP.
    "This message was delivered for Concerned Presbyterian Day (March 23, 1993). It deals with problems in the Presbyterian Church in America concerning differing views of worship as they relate to Scripture and the vows ministers take to the Westminster Confession. Bogue's reviews of A DEFENSE OF LIBERTY AGAINST TYRANTS by Junius Brutus and MESSIAH THE PRINCE OR, THE MEDIATORIAL DOMINION OF JESUS CHRIST, by William Symington, are both appended to this lecture." -- Publisher

    *Bolton (Boulton), Robert (1572-1631), General Directions for a Comfortable Walking With God, ISBN: 1877611263 9781877611261. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive
    "You'll find Robert Bolton warm, engaging, insightful, and thoroughly Biblical. More important, he will challenge you to a deeper, richer walk with God than you ever thought possible." -- John MacArthur

    *Bolton (or Boulton), Samuel, and John Cameron (1579?-1625), The True Bounds of Christian Freedom, or A Treatise Wherein the Rights of the law are Vindicated, the Liberties of Grace Maintained, and Severall Late Opinions Against the Law are Examined and Confuted. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
    Samuel Boulton was one of the Westminster Assembly of Divines. He "expounds the nature of Christian liberty and then clearly sets the bounds of that liberty. . . ." -- Publisher

    *Bolton, Robert (1572-1631), and Thomas Goodwin (1600-1680), Bolton, Robert, The Carnal Professor and Thomas Goodwin, Christ Set Forth, ISBN: 1877611468 9781877611469. Alternate titles: CHRIST SET FORTH IN HIS DEATH, RESURRECTION, ASCENSION, SITTING AT GOD'S RIGHT HAND, AND INTERCESSION / BY THOMAS GOODWIN. Available (CHRIST SET FORTH), in THE WORKS OF THOMAS GOODWIN, 12 VOLS. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS GOODWIN, Volume: v.1 (1 of 12) at Available (THE CARNAL PROFESSOR in THE WORKS OF THE REVEREND, TRULY PIOUS AND JUDICIOUSLY LEARNED, ROBERT BOLTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The first 156 pages is a heart-searching treatise directed at those who profess Christianity without necessarily possessing it. Goodwin's 384 pages is directed toward those who have embraced the principles of Christ, but have neglected Christ Himself in all of His glory. Both authors are Puritans of great renown." -- CBD

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

    *Bonar, Horatius, Free-Will A Christian classic.

    Bonar, Horatius (1808-1889), Life of the Rev. John Milne of Perth (1870)

    *Bonar, Horatius (1808-1889), Words to Winners of Souls, ISBN: 0875521649 9780875521640. A Christian classic.
    "WORDS TO WINNERS OF SOULS, by Horatius Bonar, is addressed primarily to ministers of the Gospel. It is wondrously effective in its message to those called to preach the precious words of the Scriptures. However, the usefulness of the book is not confined to ministers, but has a message for all witnesses of Christ. The same spirit, sincerity, and fervency is needful for all witnesses, whatever their calling in life. There can be but one goal to winners of souls, to lead the lost sinners around them to that 'resting place where doubt and weariness, the stings of a pricking conscience, and the longings of an unsatisfied soul' may be satisfied, in Christ Jesus. In Him alone will all these be changed into holy joy, peace, and everlasting happiness." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "Bonar opens the book with an appeal for ministers who are awake. That is, he laments the state of a church that has convention centers full of clergy, but barely a bathtub full of true shepherds. . . . From there he moves on to paint a portrait of a 'living ministry,' that is, a ministry that is alive with passion and awake to the realities of heaven and hell, sin and salvation, meaning and futility. . . . In chapter 3 Bonar begins to name, with great candor and force, what he calls 'ministerial defects.' That is, those areas of pastoral ministry which are most vital, but most neglected. . . . In chapter 4, one of the most moving and inspiring (and humiliating), chapters I have ever read, Bonar quotes the Scottish Ministerial Confession of 1651. This is, in short, a corporate confession of the varied (and detailed), sins of the ministers of the church of Scotland. This alone is worth the book. It is telling, convicting (in the truest sense of the word), and I think, exemplary. In the final chapter, Bonar ends on a more hopeful note (the hug after the beating), and points us to a vision of revival in the ministry. . . ." -- Reader's Comment
    Bonar, Horatius (1808-1889), Words to the Winners of Souls (1870)

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

    *Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), The Crook in the Lot: The Sovereignty of God in the Trials, Tribulations, and Troubles of This Life. Alternate title: THE SOVEREIGNTY AND WISDOM OF GOD DISPLAYED IN THE AFFLICTIONS OF MEN, TOGETHER WITH A CHRISTIAN DEPORTMENT UNDER THEM. BEING THE SUBSTANCE OF SEVERAL SERMONS ON ECCLES. VII. 13. [Ecclesiastes 7:13], PROV. XVI. 19. [Proverbs 16:19], and I PET. V. 6 [1 Peter 5:6]. TO WHICH ARE ADDED SOME SERMONS ON THE NATURE OF CHURCH-COMMUNION, FROM I COR. X. 17 [1 Corinthians 10:17], 195 pages, ISBN: 1573581372. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "In this book, Thomas Boston explains how the sovereignty and wisdom of God is displayed in the afflictions of men. In his approach to this difficult subject, he is both theologically precise and pastorally tender. Boston does not commit the error of needlessly trying to protect God's reputation, nor does he go to the opposite extreme of making God a compassionate but helpless bystander. Rather, Boston brings God right into the mix of even the most disastrous events, and shows how He is actively involved in both the events and their resolution. Let the wisdom of the ages be a salve during this time of crisis and bewilderment. May the God of all comfort be your comfort in troubled times.
    "When calamity and disaster strike as it did on September 11th, many people begin to ask, "Where is God?" and "Why did God allow this to happen?" These are the very questions Thomas Boston addresses in this timeless book. This book includes an introduction and a study guide to maximize the impact of this classic work.
    "Thomas Boston (1676-1732), was a Scottish Presbyterian minister. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and was a recognized Hebrew scholar. His main pastorate was at Ettrick, Selkirkshire, where he was installed in 1707. His most noted works are THE CROOK IN THE LOT and HUMAN NATURE IN ITS FOURFOLD STATE." -- Publisher
    "At Monergism Books we view this as one of the top five Christian books ever written . . . What captures our attention first and foremost of this book is how it is so saturated in Scripture. After reading this, no one will be able to deny God meticulously ordaining everything that comes to pass nor fail to see the great comfort there is in this truth . . . THE CROOK IN THE LOT is introduced to us by J.I. Packer." -- Publisher, describing the Monergism edition
    Boston, The Crook in the Lot: or, The Sovereignty and Wisdom of God in the Afflictions of men

    Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), Death. Available in Boston's HUMAN NATURE IN ITS FOURFOLD STATE. Available (PDF, HUMAN NATURE IN ITS FOURFOLD STATE, MP3, DEATH) on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), Of the Decrees of God. (From Boston's COMMENTARY ON THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #5.

    *Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), The Distinguishing Characters of True Believers: In Relation to, I. God in Christ, as Their Refuge and Portion. . . . XI. Their entering into rest in Christ. In several practical Discourses, largely handled, and excellently calculated to promote the comfort and direction of Christians, and the advantage of human Society. To which is prefixed, A soliloquy on the art of man-fishing. A Christian classic. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON, VOLUME 5), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #5.
    "Seventeen sermons (254 pages), relating to nine major areas pinpointing the marks of salvation. Includes loving your enemies, conduct in times of general declension, keeping Christ's commandments, the use of the tongue, friendship with Christ, meekness, etc." -- Publisher
    Boston, Thomas, The Distinguishing Characters of True Believers: In Several Practical Discourses, largely handled, and excellently calculated to promote the comfort and direction of Christians, and the advantage of human society (1791)
    *Boston, Thomas, Of Election to Everlasting Life. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #5.

    *Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), Of Election to Everlasting Life. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #5.

    Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), The Evil and Danger of Halting Betwixt two Opinions. In THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THE REVEREND THOMAS BOSTON, VOLUMES 1-12. (9:245-63). Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #5.

    *Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), Human Nature in its Fourfold State. A Christian classic.
    "This is THE classic on human nature. It was immediately acclaimed as such, and went through several printings during the author's lifetime. The book deals with four states of human existence: the state of innocence; the state of nature; the state of grace; and, the eternal state. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "When those who are devoid of the Spirit of God and reject revealed religion meet up with the Scriptural doctrine of original sin, their comments expose their hostility towards God and help exhibit the very principle they deny. For example, Smellie comments on one reaction to this work of Edwards as follows: 'Mr. Lechy has condemned the treatise on Original Sin as 'one of the most revolting books that have ever proceeded from the pen of man.' Edwards summarizes this book as 'a general defense of that great important doctrine,' and has skillfully answered those who would assail the revealed truth of God's Word at this point. If our doctrine is weak on man's nature and (in)ability, all manner of false 'help yourself' religion (e.g. Arminianism, Romanism, the cults, the occult, etc.), and secular seduction (e.g. psychology, socialism, etc.), based on man' inherent 'goodness' or ability to 'save himself,' will be given a wide open door to run rampant." -- Publisher
    Boston, Thomas, Human Nature in its Fourfold State (1811)

    *Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), The Marrow of Modern Divinity. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #27.
    "Jeremiah Burroughs states,' If thou wilt pursue this little book, thou shalt find great worth in it.' First printed in 1645, this controversial book was read in 1700 by Thomas Boston and had a profound influence on his ministry. Boston added copious notes to this edition, which was reprinted in 1718. His notes, which are often longer than the text, are an invaluable addition to this work. Its contents are largely taken from the works of the Reformers and English Puritans. Three members of the Westminster Assembly wrote recommendations to the Marrow. Part one of the book, 'The Covenant of Grace and the Covenant of Works,' is definitely one of the best explanations of covenant theology in the English language. Part two is 'An Exposition of the Ten Commandments.' 'The marrow of the second bone (part),' said Caryl, 'is like that of the first, sweet and good. The commandments of God are marrow to the saints, as well as the promises; and they shall never taste the marrow of the promise who distaste the commandments. This little treatise breaketh the bone, the hard part of commandments, by plain exposition, so that all, even babes in Christ, yea, such as are yet out of Christ, may suck out and feed upon the marrow by profitable meditation.' This section on the commandments is practical and powerful -- guarding against the antinomian heresy. This whole book (of 400 pages), is in beautiful condition and this edition contains the appendix by John Brown of Haddington." -- Publisher

    Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), In Relation to Loving Their Enemies. In The Complete Works of the Reverend Thomas Boston. (5:181-200).

    Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), The Saints God's Servants and His Property. Available in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THE REVEREND THOMAS BOSTON, volumes 1-12, (9:439-81). Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THE REVEREND THOMAS BOSTON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THE REVEREND THOMAS BOSTON), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #6.

    Boston, Thomas (1676-1732), The Shortness of Human Life. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON, VOL. 11), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BOSTON, VOL. 11), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #6.

    Bovard, James, Freedom in Chains: The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen, St. Martin edition (Palgrave Macmillan, May 19, 2000), ISBN: 0312229674 9780312229672.
    "Bovard (LOST RIGHTS), throws more red meat to angry libertarians in this anti-government jeremiad. While he provides some frightening examples of how governments -- mostly the U.S. federal -- do more harm than good, his passion leads him to some hyperbolic conclusions. There are many passages that will make readers -- not only welfare-state liberals but also moderate Democrats and Republicans -- wonder whether they live in the same country as Bovard. One of his biggest targets is the notion of state sovereignty: 'The doctrine of "sovereignty" often does nothing more than provide a respectable gloss for some people's lust to control other people's behaviors, or to seize the fruits of other people's labor.' That last clause is telling, for it could just as well be turned against Bovard. It is precisely to stop nongovernmental entities (e.g., factory owners), from seizing the fruit of other people's labor (e.g., factory workers), that so many of the regulations and laws Bovard decries (e.g., a minimum wage or corporate taxes), were instituted. But Bovard is well-read and makes entertaining use of Rousseau, Hegel, Hobbes (he's very fond of Leviathan), and other thinkers. He's also consistent and intellectually honest enough to follow his own ideology to its logical conclusion about, for instance, marijuana (legalize it, he says). Few readers will agree with Bovard that the dominant spirit in America today is one that idolizes the state, but most will find that he makes a rousing theoretical case against statism." -- Publishers Weekly

    Bowker, John, Jesus and the Pharisees, ISBN: 0521200555 9780521200554.
    "Briefly annotated translations of passages from Josephus, the Mishnah, Tosefta, and the Talmuds, shedding light on the Pharisees and their conflict with Jesus Christ. Of value to the student of the New Testament. For some of the materials included in this volume, there is no other standard English version available." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Brace, Charles Loring (1826-1890), Gesta Christi: or A History of Humane Progress Under Christianity.

    *Bradford, John (1510-1555), John Bradford's Confutation of Four Romish Doctrines. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #15.
    John Bradford's Confutation of Four Romish Doctrines

    *Bradford, William (1588-1657), Of Plymouth Plantation: 1620-1647, ISBN: 0075542811. A Christian classic.
    The journal of William Bradford.
    "A remarkable work by a man who himself was something of a marvel. It remains one of the most readable seventeenth-century American books, attractive to us as much for its artfulness as for its high seriousness, the work of a good storyteller with intelligence and wit." -- Publisher
    Bradford, William, History of Plymouth Plantation, 1620-1647 (1912)

    *Brainerd, David (1718-1747), and Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758, editor), The Life and Diary of David Brainerd, ISBN: 0801009766. A Christian classic.
    This journal is said to have inspired more Christians to become missionaries than any other book other than the Bible.
    "John Wesley, Jonathan Edwards, William Carey, and Henry Martyn having read the journal felt compelled to spend their lives preaching the Gospel." -- Veronica Zundel
    Brainerd, and Edwards, The life of Rev. David Brainerd: Chiefly Extracted From his Diary

    Brandt, Henry, "When You're Tired of Treating the Symptoms and Ready for a Cure, Give Me a Call": 18 Lessons for Making Changes That Last. [See: The Heart of the Problem: 12 Lessons for Making Lasting Change.]
    "Builds on the distinction between the temporary, symptomatic relief provided by psychology and the lasting, deep solution to problems offered in Scripture. 18 lessons for individual or group study, covering happiness, the past, negativism, pain, forgiveness, anger, death, and so forth." -- David Powlison

    Bredenhof, Wes, A Book Review of John Calvin's Shunning the Unlawful Rites of the Ungodly and Preserving the Purity of the Christian Religion. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #18. Available in Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library "Herein Calvin maintains the sinfulness of outward conformity to false worship. Dealing with a major problem of his day, Calvin shows that false worship should never be tolerated or participated in (even by your bodily presence), no matter what the cost -- whether it be persecution, exile, or death. For his faithfulness in this matter, Calvin was greatly scorned. Obvious parallels to our day abound, not the least of which include the Lordship controversy, false ecumenism, rampant idolatry in the false rites maintained in the public worship of backslidden Protestantism, and in the rise of the influence Roman Catholic harlot (once again in our day)." -- Publisher
    A Book Review of John Calvin's Shunning the Unlawful Rites of the Ungodly and Preserving the Purity of the Christian Religion

    *Bridge, William (1600?-1670), A Lifting up for the Downcast, ISBN: 0851512984 0851511298. A Christian classic. Available in THE WORKS OF THE REV. WILLIAM BRIDGE (1845), vol. 1 of 5. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "These thirteen sermons on Psalm 42:11, preached at Stepney, London, in the year 1648 are the work of a true physician of souls. In dealing with believers suffering from spiritual depression, Bridge manifests great insight into the causes of the saints' discouragements, such as, great sins, weak grace, failure in duties, want of assurance, temptation, desertion, and affliction. A correct diagnosis is more than half the cure but Bridge does not leave his readers there. He gives directions for applying the remedy. . . .
    "The general causes of spiritual depression are the same in every age. Downcast Christians of the twentieth century can find help here as surely as did past generations." -- Publisher
    "Here is true help for those suffering from spiritual depression. Better than a room filled with psychologists." -- GCB
    A Lifting Up for the Downcast

    *Bridge, William (1600?-1670), and editors William, Adderley, William, Greenhill (1591-1671), and John Yates (d. ca. 1660), Works of William Bridge, Sometime Fellow of Emanuel Colledge in Cambridge; Now Preacher of the Word of God at Yarmouth. The first volume. Viz. I. The great Gospel-mysterie of the saints comfort and holinesse, opened and applyed from Christ's priestly office. II. Satans power to tempt; and Christs love to, and care of his people under temptation. III. Thankfulnesse required in every condition, 5 volumes, 1649, ISBN: 1877611107 9781877611100 1877611050 9781877611056 1877611069 9781877611063 1877611077 9781877611070 1877611085 9781877611087 1877611093 9781877611094.
    "A 2500-page work of Puritan divinity. Bridge's most famous work is perhaps THE LIFTING UP OF THE DOWNCAST. He served on the Assembly of Westminster Divines; he arose each morning at 4:00 am and devoted his life to the ministry." -- GCB
    Contents: v. 1. Memoir of the author -- The great Gospel mystery of the Saint's comfort and holiness opened and applied from Christ's priestly office (4 sermons on Hebrews II:17,18) -- Satan's power to tempt, and Christ's love to, and care of His people under temptation (5 sermons) -- Grace for grace, or the overflowings of Christ's fulness received by all saints (6 sermons on John I:16) -- The spiritual life and in-being of Christ in all believers (5 sermons on Galatians II:20 [Galatians 2:20]) -- Scripture light the most sure light (3 sermons on 2 Peter I:19 [2 Peter 1:19]) -- The righteous man's habitation in the time of plague and pestilence -- v. 2. A lifting up for the downcast (13 sermons on Psalm XLII:11 [Psalm 42:11]) -- Five sermons on faith -- The freeness of the grace and love of God to believers discovered (7 sermons) -- v. 3. Christ and the covenant, the work and way of meditation, God's return to the soul or nation, together with his preventing mercy (10 sermons) Christ in travail (3 sermons on Isaiah LIII [Isaiah 53]) -- Seasonable truths in evil times (9 sermons) -- v. 4. Seventeen sermons on various subjects and occasions -- Evangelical repentance (2 sermons on Matthew III:2 [Matthew 3:2]) -- v. 5. The sinfulness of sin and the fulness of Christ (2 sermons) -- Remains (8 sermons [Romans 8]) -- A word to the aged -- The wounded conscience cured, the weak one strengthened, and the doubting satisfied -- The truth of times vindicated -- The loyal convert, according to the Oxford copy, with shortened annotations theron -- The doctrine of justification by faith opened and applied from Romans III:24,25 [Romans 3:24,25].
    The Works of the Rev. William Bridge: Now First Collected

    *Bridges, Jerry, Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God's Unfailing Love, ISBN: 9781600063039 1600063039.
    "The fruit of over 10 years of Bible study, it's the kind of book that will make a profound difference in how you go about living your life -- and loving your Gracious Redeemer." -- Publisher

    Bridges, Jerry, True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia, a revised edition of TRUE FELLOWSHIP, ISBN: 9781617471759 1617471755. Alternate title: THE CRISIS OF CARING: RECOVERING THE MEANING OF TRUE FELLOWSHIP.
    "The word 'fellowship' has become so watered down in our Christian culture, it no longer carries anything near the weight of intimate meaning it conveyed to the 1st-century Christian. But there is no reason that, 2000 years after the book of Acts, the depth of relationship meant by koinonia can't be realized in our relationships. It is the inheritance of the body of Christ, from our Savior's work. When fellowship is understood as a ministry of caring shared between all of us, it can make your church a life-changing blessing. Jerry Bridges is author of many books, including THE PURSUIT OF HOLINESS, TRANSFORMING GRACE, TRUSTING GOD, and THE JOY OF FEARING GOD." -- Publisher

    *Bromiley, Geoffrey (editor), International Standard Bible Encyclopedia (ISBE), 4 volumes.
    "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)

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

    *Brooks, Thomas, (1608-1680), The Distinguishing Marks of False Teachers: An Extract From Precious Remedies Against Satan's Devices, ISBN: 1879737027 9781879737020. Available (PRECIOUS REMEDIES AGAINST SATAN'S DEVICES and THE WORKS OF THOMAS BROOKS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    The Distinguishing Marks of False Teachers, Thomas Brooks

    Brooks, Thomas (1608-1680), The Hypocrite Detected, Anatomized, Impeached, Arraigned, and Condemned Before the Parliament of England. Or, a Word in Season: Shewing Hypocrites to be the Prime Objects of Gods Wrath; And the Grounds of it: With Speciall Lessons That we are to Learn From it. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Brooks, Thomas (1608-1680), and Alexander Balloch Grosart, What a Hypocrite Cannot Do. Alternate title: HOW FAR AN HYPOCRITE CANNOT GO. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #20.

    *Brooks, Thomas (1608-1680), and Alexander Balloch Grosart (editor), The Works of Thomas Brooks, 1886, 6 volumes, ISBN: 0851513026 9780851513027. A Christian classic. Available (THE WORKS OF THOMAS BROOKS) on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "V. 1. The preface -- Memoir of Brooks -- Precious remedies against Satan's devices -- Apples of gold -- The mute Christian under the smarting rod -- A string of pearls -- V. 2. An ark for all God's Noahs -- The privy key of heaven -- Heaven on earth -- V. 3. The unsearchable riches of Christ -- A cabinet of jewels -- V. 4. Crown and glory of Christianity -- V. 5. The golden key to open hidden treasures -- Paradise opened -- A word in season -- V. 6. London's lamentations -- The glorious day of the saints' appearance -- God's delight in the progress of the upright -- Hypocrites detected -- A believer's last day his best day -- A heavenly cordial -- The legacy of a dying mother. Responsibility: edited, with memoir, by Alexander B. Grosart."
    "At that time, Charles Spurgeon commented in The Sword and the Trowel,

    The volumes now before us are by that marvelously rich author Thomas Brooks, whose wealth of imagery surpasses all others of his age. The mere marginal notes of Brooks are more valuable than pages of ordinary writers; we take pleasure in the stones of his temple, and the very dust thereof we favor. Of all the Puritans he is the most readable, if we except John Bunyan; and if he cannot display the depth of Owen or the raciness of Adams, he leaves them far behind in excessive [unusual], sweetness and sparkling beauty of metaphor. There is a clear, silvery, refreshing sound in the name 'Brooks', and as is the name, such is the man. Every reader who can afford the money should purchase this incorrupt, unmutilated, unchanged, well-printed and perfectly edited copy of Brooks." -- Publisher
    "Perhaps the most practical of all the Puritans, Brooks surrounds the reader with lively thoughts derived from the Scriptures. He is undoubtedly one of the most quotable authors. . . . His best-known books are HEAVEN AND EARTH; A STRING OF PEARLS; APPLES OF GOLD, PRECIOUS REMEDIES AGAINST SATAN'S DEVICES; THE MUTE CHRISTIAN UNDER THE SMARTING ROD (the latter two will appear in the Fifty Greatest Christian Classics Series). Spurgeon so loved Brooks that he published a book of his sayings, SMOOTH STONES FROM ANCIENT BROOKS. He can be counted on to entertain the reader, as he feeds him meat that will stick to his or her spiritual ribs." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    Brooks, Complete Works of Thomas Brooks (1866), vol. 1 of 6.

    *Brown, David (1803-1897), Christ's Second Coming, Will it be Millennial? ISBN: 0801008336 9780801008337. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #13.
    "Brown (1803-1897), is the Brown of the Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary. He was a director of the National Bible Society of Scotland.
    "This book is post-millennial, and it is considered by most post-mil believers as a classic. Especially it is seen as completely demolishing the pre-mil position, including, of course, the dispensational view. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    Brown, John, Christ in Believers the Hope of Glory: Being the Substance of Several Sermons, 1694. ISBN: 1171289022 9781171289029.

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Analytical Exposition of the Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans. Alternate title: AN EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE OF PAUL THE APOSTLE TO THE ROMANS, WITH LARGE PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS; DELIVERED IN SEVERAL LECTURES. BY . . . MR. JOHN BROWN, . . . CAREFULLY PRINTED FROM THE AUTHOR'S OWN MANUSCRIPT, 1766, ISBN: 0801008050 9780801008054.

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

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Discourses Suited to the Administration of the Lord's Supper.

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Exposition of Galatians. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "AN EXPOSITION OF THE EPISTLE OF PAUL TO THE GALATIANS, by the Rev. Dr. Brown, is a work of deep piety, vast learning, unwearied industry, and sound judgment. The author 'has endeavoured to make this exposition at once a readable book for intelligent Christians, though unacquainted with the sacred languages, and a satisfactory statement of the facts and principles on which the exegesis is based, to critical students of the New Testament'." -- William Pringle, translator of Calvin's Commentary on Galatians
    "His discussion of the fruit of the Spirit and the fruit of the flesh is very useful. And his discourse on faith, and the duties and responsibilities of those who have the faith that works by love is penetrating and inspiring. This does not duplicate Luther. Brown has original ideas you can use." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "A refreshing treatment of Paul's letter that has been called the Charter of Christian Liberty. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), An Exposition of our Lord's Intercessory Prayer. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The concluding prayer of our Lord's in the garden here receives sensitive treatment. Brown was a pastor as well as an exegete. His handling of the text is excellent. His exposition serves as a model. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Includes an Appendix 1, "Connection Between the Visible Union of Christians, and the Conversion of the World," by Hugh Heugh, D.D.
    An Exposition of our Lord's Intercessory Prayer: With a Discourse on the Relation of our Lord's Intercession to the Conversion of the World (1866)

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

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Hebrews: Exposition of Hebrews, ISBN: 085151099X 9780851510996. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Dr. David Smith says of this work: `There is not a single instance of carelessness in investigating the true meaning of a text, or of timidity in stating the conclusion at which the author has arrived.' What more could be said in praise of any exposition?" -- C.H. Spurgeon

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Hints on Christian Hope.

    Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Human Authority in Religion Condemned. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #7.
    "A rebuke to all hypocrites who deny the Word and Law of God, only to substitute some man-made tradition or idea in its place. Argues against the Pharisaical and `absurd rabbinical casuistry, by which' ignorant and blind souls `confounded the plainest moral distinctions, and make sin duty and duty sin. . . teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.' Preached immediately after the disruption in the Established church of Scotland, this sermon lead to the formation of the Free Church in May 1843.It pinpoints an undue regard to human authority as a major cause of impurity in doctrine, worship, and discipline, and a principle cause of sectarianism, independency, and Popery." -- Publisher

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Keeping Christ's Commandments: A True Manifestation of Love to Him. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #7.

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Parting Counsels: An Exposition of the First Chapter of the Second Epistle of the Apostle Peter [2 Peter 1], With Four Additional Discourses, ISBN: 0851513018 9780851513010. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "We always think of Brown as a Puritan born out of due time. Everything he has left us is massive gold. He is both rich and clear, profound and perspicuous." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "The title is due to the fact that these were farewell addresses from the expositor. You will quickly see why the first chapter of 2 Peter is ideal for the purpose. And since Brown expounded these glorious directions from God for 344 pages, you may be sure that he left no jewel of truth unrevealed. He shone each gem until they reflect the brightness of the Gospel of the glory of Christ. Would that he had been enabled to finish the epistle!" -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), Plain Discourses on Important Subjects.

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), The Resurrection of Life: An Exposition of First Corinthians XV [1 Corinthians 15], With a Discourse on Our Lord's Resurrection.
    "John Brown was a Puritan born out of time. He read deeply in all their works, and then transplanted that depth and fervor into his own commentaries. He knew his Bible well, and so unequivocally stated what he saw in each verse of Scripture. This is a unique study of this great chapter, with much rich matter to be added to what one already understands." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

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

    *Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858, editor), Philological Tracts, ISBN: 0790514400 9780790514406.
    Volume l. On the language of Palestine in the age of Christ and the Apostles / by De Rossi and Heinr. Friedr. Pfannkuche. On the Greek diction of the New Testament. Hints on the importance of the study of the Old Testament / by August Tholuck. Remarks on the interpretation of the tropical language of the New Testament / by M.J.H. Beckhaus
    Volume 2. Dissertation on the meaning of "the Kingdom of Heaven" in the New Testament / by Gottlob Christian Storr. Dissertation on the parables of Christ / by Gottlob Christian Storr. On the word pleroma / by Gottlob Christian Storr. On the interpretation of Isaiah, chap. LII. 12 -- LIII [Isaiah 52:12 -- Isaiah 53] / by Ernest Wilhelm Hengstenberg.

    Brown, John (of Edinburgh, 1784-1858), John Cairns, M.D. (contributor), Memoir of John Brown, D.D. Senior Minister of the United Presbyterian Congregation, Broughton Place, Edinburgh, and Professor of Exegetical Theology to the United Presbyterian Church, ISBN: 0790593645 9780790593647.
    Memoir of John Brown

    *Brown, John (of Haddington, 1722-1787), The Absurdity and Perfidy of all Authoritative Toleration of Gross Heresy, Blasphemy, Idolatry, Popery, in Britain. In two letters to a friend in which the doctrine of the Westminster Confession of Faith [1646] relative to Toleration of a False Religion, and the power of the civil magistrate about sacred matters; and the nature, origin, ends and obligation of the National Covenant and Solemn League are candidly represented and defended, 1797. Alternate title: A COMPEND OF THE LETTERS OF THE REV. JOHN BROWN, LATE MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL IN HADDINGTON: ON AUTHORITATIVE TOLERATION OF GROSS HERESY, BLASPHEMY, IDOLATRY, POPERY IN BRITAIN, AND ON NATIONAL COVENANTING; IN WHICH THE DOCTRINE OF THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH . . . AND OF THE NATIONAL COVENANT AND SOLEMN LEAGUE ARE CANDIDLY REPRESENTED AND DEFENDED, 1797, and "REFORMATION ATTAINMENTS VERSUS BACKSLIDING RELIGIOUS PROFESSORS," appears to be an excerpt. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #7, #25, #26.
    The Absurdity and Perfidy of all Authoritative Toleration of Gross Heresy, Blasphemy, Idolatry, Popery, in Britain
    "Reformation Attainments Versus Backsliding Religious Professors (excerpt from THE ABSURDITY AND PERFIDY OF ALL AUTHORITATIVE TOLERATION . . .
    "Here Brown deals with three major Reformation attainments (anti-tolerationism, establishmentarianism and the obligations of lawful covenants as they biblically bind posterity), that Satan has always been especially concerned to overthrow -- in every major demonic move to open the floodgates of lawlessness, anarchy and misrule. Fletcher, in the preface to the 1797 edition, relates this truth as it comes to bear on various religious professors, stating, 'Papists were enemies to our covenants because they were a standard lifted up against their system of abominable idolatries. Episcopalians were enemies to them, because they were a standard lifted up against their anti-scriptural church-officers and inventions of men in the worship of God. Some Presbyterians are enemies to them in our day through ignorance of their nature and ends; and others through fear of being too strictly bound to their duty.' (cited in Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 486)
    "A History of Heresy
    "It is also interesting to note the long list of backsliders and heretics that often oppose one or more of these points. 'The ancient Donatists, a sect of Arian separatists, who appeared about the beginning of the 4th century, seem to have been among the first who held out these opinions to the Christian world. Feeling the weight of the arm of power for their schismatical practices, by way of reprisal, they stripped the magistrate of all power in religion; -- maintaining that he had no more power about religious matters than any private person, and refusing him the right of suppressing the propagators of doctrines different from those professed by the Church, or the observers of a different form of worship. From them the German Anabaptists adopted the same views. Then the Socinians (i.e. an early form of Scripture-denying liberals -- RB), and remonstrant Arminians, whenever the magistrate ceased to patronize their cause. The English Independents during the time of the Long Parliament were the zealous supporters of the same opinions. In their rage for liberty of conscience, they formed the strongest opposition in the Westminster Assembly which the Presbyterians had to encounter. Through their influence that venerable body was much embarrassed (hindered -- RB), in their proceeding; and by their means (in collusion with that "Judas of the Covenant," Cromwell -- RB), certain passages of the Confession of Faith never obtained the ratification of the English Parliament. The English Dissenters of the present age are generally in the same views, especially the Socinians, the Arians, and the Quakers, who have most to dread from the Laws of the Land against their blasphemies. And who knows not that the high reputation of Mr. Locke as a Philosopher . . . has given these opinions such an air of respectability, that many youth in the Universities have been thereby inclined to embrace them?' (Preface, pp. vi-vii).
    "The Covenantal Hammer Smashing the Idols of our day
    "In our day the tree of toleration (and the anti-Scriptural principles which logically grow out of it), has spread its branches in ways that could have never been envisioned by those that took the first steps away from biblical and covenanted uniformity. What Brown is fighting against here is an error so foundational that when left unchecked it permeates all of society, cutting out the foundational roots that are necessary for all national Reformations. And if the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Ps. 11:3 [Psalm 11:3]). Furthermore, as the preface notes 'liberty of conscience and of opinion' are 'the great idols of the day.' Here Brown takes out his covenantal hammer and smashes these idols with an inconoclastic zeal worthy of our earlier Reformed forefathers. This book is especially useful in answering the persistent fear and questions that always arise when these old Reformed views are discussed: that is, the questions dealing with religious persecution. Brown spends much time in clearing the Westminster Divines of such false charges, while also setting these controversial Reformed teachings on a thoroughly biblical foundation.
    "Westminster's View of the 'Everlasting' Solemn League and Covenant
    "Interestingly, in the section defending the continuing obligation of the National and Solemn League and Covenant, we also note that the Westminster Assembly considered the Solemn League and Covenant an 'everlasting covenant.' Brown cites the following as proof, 'That the body of the English nation also swore the Solemn League and Covenant, is manifest. The Westminster Assembly and English Parliament, affirm, 'The honourable house of Parliament, the Assembly of Divines, the renowned city of London, and multitudes of other persons of all ranks and quality in this nation, and the whole body of Scotland, have all sworn it, rejoicing at the oath so graciously seconded from heaven. God will, doubtless, stand by all those, who with singleness of heart shall now enter into an everlasting covenant with the Lord.' (p. 161, emphasis added). The footnote tells us that the words Brown was quoting were taken from 'Exhortation to take the Covenant, February, 1644.'
    "Our Modern Day Malignants
    "Brown also includes a helpful section on a point some modern day malignants are once again attempting to use to overthrow the biblical attainments of the Covenanted Reformation. This section shows that 'the intrinsic obligation of promises, oaths, vows, and covenants which constitutes their very essence or essential form, is totally and manifestly distinct from the obligation of the law of God in many respects.' (p. 120)
    "Brown's Dying Testimony to his Children
    "Finally, we cite a portion of Brown's dying testimony to his children given in the introduction (p. xix). Such testimonies, from notable Christian leaders, often contain singularly pertinent charges to their hearers. (For another notable example of this see James Renwick's dying testimony, as he was about to be martyred for his adherence to the Solemn League and Covenant, when he recounts what was later to become most of the terms of communion in Covenanted Presbyterian churches. This testimony can be found in Thompson's A CLOUD OF WITNESSES FOR THE ROYAL PREROGATIVES OF JESUS CHRIST BEING THE LAST SPEECHES AND TESTIMONIES OF THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED FOR THE TRUTH IN SCOTLAND SINCE . . . 1680. Here are Brown's dying words to his children: 'Adhere constantly, cordially and honestly to the Covenanted Principles of the Church of Scotland, and to that Testimony which hath been lifted up for them. I fear a generation is rising up which will endeavour silently,' (O how prophetic!), 'to let slip these matters, as if they were ashamed to hold them fast, or even to speak of them' (as with many "reformed" publishers and preachers today, who dare not touch the topics Brown deals with in this book -- RB). 'May the Lord forbid that any of you should ever enter into this confederacy against Jesus Christ and his cause! This from a dying father and minister, and a witness for Christ' (Signed) 'John Brown'."
    "Do you Have What it Takes?
    "If you have the courage to compare the original Reformed faith with that which is often promoted under its name today (and in many ways the old Reformed faith bears little resemblance to the 'new light' Reformers and innovators of our day), then this is an ideal book to obtain and study." -- Reg Barrow
    1. Barrow, Reg, Calvin, Covenanting, Close Communion and the Coming Reformation, 1996, a book review of ALEXANDER AND RUFUS . . . by John Anderson, 1862. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Shows how Calvin practiced covenanting and close communion and how the biblical view of these ordinances is intended to purify the individual, church and nation. Refutes the Popish, Independent and paedocommunion heresies -- as well as all views of open communion (so common in our day). Also argues that Arminians, anti-paedobaptists, anti-regulativists, and all those who openly violate the law of God (and are unrepentant), should be barred from the Lord's table -- as a corrective measure ordained of God for their recovery. Also demonstrates that those that would not swear to uphold the Geneva Confession (or 'human constitution,' as it was agreeable to the Word of God), of 1536 in Calvin's day were to be excommunicated and exiled from Geneva. This is Reformation History Notes number two." -- Reg Barrow
    Calvin, Covenanting and Close Communion
    2. Price, Greg L., Terms of Communion: Covenants and Covenanting, a series of 7 audio cassettes [audio file]. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Explains and defends the fourth term of communion, which is 'That public, social covenanting is an ordinance of God, obligatory on churches and nations under the New Testament; that the National Covenant and the Solemn League are an exemplification of this divine institution; and that these Deeds are of continued obligation upon the moral person; and in consistency with this, that the Renovation of these Covenants at Auchensaugh, Scotland, 1712 was agreeable to the word of God.' Includes the studies offered separately on the National Covenant (2 tapes), the Solemn League and Covenant (1 tape), the Auchensaugh Renovation (2 tapes), as well as two introductory lectures (only available in this set), on the biblical principles related to the ordinance of covenanting, the descending obligation of lawful covenants, objections against covenanting, etc. Roberts, in his REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CATECHISM, catches the spirit of this tape set in the following question and answer:
    "Q. May we not indulge the hope, that, in the goodness of our covenant God, and by the promised outpouring of his Holy Spirit, 'the kingdoms of the world' at large, and the British empire in particular, will dedicate themselves to God in a covenant not to be forgotten -- animated by the example of our covenant fathers exhibited in these memorable deeds?
    "A. Yes. We have the most cheering grounds for this blessed hope; for it is written, that the nations at large in the spirit of devoted loyalty, shall cry -- 'Come and let us join ourselves to the Lord in a perpetual covenant that shall not be forgotten': and it cannot be well doubted, that the death-cry of the martyred Guthrie has been heard on high, and shall be verified -- 'The covenants, the covenants, shall yet be Scotland's (and the world's -- RB), reviving.' (p. 151)
    "A thoroughly amazing set of tapes -- among our best!" -- Publisher
    3. Cunningham, John (1819-1893), The Ordinance of Covenanting, 1843. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #3, #27.
    "This book is considered by many as the classic work on covenanting. 'The theology of Covenanting is here unfolded with a richness of scriptural research and a maturity of intellectual strength which would have made the grey eye of Peden glisten with delight. The treatise is a valuable addition to that solid theological literature of which the Reformed Presbyterian Church has produced repeated and enduring specimens, and stamps Mr. Cunningham as a distinguished disciple of the thoughtful and scriptural school of Mason and the Symingtons' (Presbyterian Review (1844), as cited by Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant).
    "The author himself notes that 'prayer and the offering of praise are universally admitted to be duties of religion. The Scriptures announce a place among these for the exercise of solemn Covenanting . . . What the word of God unfolds concerning it, is addressed to the most resolute consideration of all, and is capable of engaging the most extensive and prolonged investigation. And yet, though none have found this subject, like all God's judgments, else than a great deep, still in meditating upon it, the ignorant have been brought to true knowledge, and the wise have increased in wisdom. The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant. (Psalm 25:14). Mutual federal engagements, concerning things religious and civil, whether entered into merely by simple promise, or confirmed by the solemn oath, have been made from the highest antiquity to the present. The hostility to some such engagements, and also the proud disregard for their obligation, which have been evinced by some in all ages, demand a most careful examination into their nature and design . . . Furnished with the key of Scripture, approaching the subject, we are enabled to open the mysteries in which ignorance and prejudice had shut it up; and equipped with the armour of light shooting forth its heavenly radiance, in safety to ourselves we assail the darkness thrown around it, and behold the instant flight of the spirits of error which that darkness contains. Standing alone in beauteous attractions descended from heaven upon it, this service beckons us to approach it, and engages to connect extensive good with a proper attention to its claims. The observance, under various phases, is described in Scripture as an undisputed and indisputable reality.'
    "In this book Cunningham exhaustively covers the subject of covenanting in over 400 pages. He deals with the manner, duty and nature of covenanting (including personal and social covenanting), the obligation covenanting confers, how covenanting is provided for in the everlasting covenant, how it is adapted to the moral constitution of man and how it is according to the purposes of God. Numerous Divine examples are cited from Scripture and covenanting is shown to be one of the great privileges of the Christian life.
    "An interesting chapter covers 'Covenanting Enforced By the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals;' which touches on circumcision, baptism, the Sabbath, the Priesthood, the new heart and the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Furthermore, this book demonstrates how God's approbation rested upon Covenanters in former ages, how covenanting is predicted in prophecy, how it is recommended by the practice of the New Testament Church and at what seasons it is appropriate. The appendices touch on the relationship of covenanting to immoral and unscriptural civil governments, the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, the British constitution and the apostasy of the Revolution settlement.
    "Additionally, Cunningham acknowledges that the true church is 'bound by the obligations of the Church of God is past times' and is still obligated to pay what it has vowed to the Lord in those magnificent attainments of the Second Reformation (the epitome of these attainments being embodied in the Solemn League and Covenant and the Westminster Standards).
    "If you are interested in the ordinance of covenanting this is the most extensive treatment you will find in one book. It is a gold mine of Scriptural references and should be read at least once by everyone who calls upon the name of Christ." -- Publisher
    "David Steele dedicated this work [NOTES ON THE APOCALYPSE -- compiler], to John Cunningham (1819-1893), author of THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTING." -- Publisher
    The Ordinance of Covenanting

    Brown, John (of Haddington, 1722-1787), The Christian Journal: or, Common Incidents, Spiritual Instructors: Being a Series of Meditations on a Spring, Summer, Harvest, Winter, and Sabbath-day, 1795. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #7.

    Brown, John (of Haddington, 1722-1787), A Compendious History of the Church of England, and of the Protestant Churches in Ireland and America. With an introductory sketch of the history of the Waldenses, 8 volumes. Alternate title: A COMPENDIOUS HISTORY OF THE BRITISH CHURCHES IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND, IRELAND, AND AMERICA: GIVING AN ACCOUNT OF THE MOST MATERIAL TRANSACTIONS SINCE THE INTRODUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY TO THE PRESENT TIME: WITH AN INTRODUCTORY SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF THE WALDENSES. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #7.

    Brown, John (of Haddington, 1722-1787), A Compendious View of Natural and Revealed Religion, 1817. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #7 and #27.

    Brown, John (of Haddington, 1722-1787), Essay Towards an Easy Explication of the Shorter Catechism. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #7.

    Brown, John (of Haddington, 1722-1787), General History of the Christian Church: From the Birth of our Saviour to the Present Time. . . . With an Appendix, Containing the History of Philosophers, Deists . . . in two volumes, 1771. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #7.

    Brown, John (of Haddington, 1722-1787), The Gospel Ministry: An Address to Ministers and Students of Theology, 1864. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #7.

    *Brown, John (of Haddington, 1722-1787), Westminster's View of the "Everlasting" Solemn League and Covenant. Available in THE ABSURDITY AND PERFIDY OF ALL AUTHORITATIVE TOLERATION OF GROSS HERESY, BLASPHEMY, IDOLATRY, POPERY, IN BRITAIN, 1797. Available (THE ABSURDITY AND PERFIDY OF ALL AUTHORITATIVE TOLERATION), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE ABSURDITY AND PERFIDY OF ALL AUTHORITATIVE TOLERATION), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #7, #25, #26.
    The Absurdity and Perfidy of all Authoritative Toleration of Gross Heresy, Blasphemy, Idolatry, Popery, in Britain
    "Interestingly, in the section defending the continuing obligation of the National and Solemn League and Covenant, we also note that the Westminster Assembly considered the Solemn League and Covenant an 'everlasting covenant.' Brown cites the following as proof, 'That the body of the English nation also swore the Solemn League and Covenant, is manifest. The Westminster Assembly and English Parliament, affirm, 'The honourable house of Parliament, the Assembly of Divines, the renowned city of London, and multitudes of other persons of all ranks and quality in this nation, and the whole body of Scotland, have all sworn it, rejoicing at the oath so graciously seconded from heaven. God will, doubtless, stand by all those, who with singleness of heart shall now enter into an everlasting covenant with the Lord.' (p. 161, emphasis added). The footnote tells us that the words Brown was quoting were taken from 'Exhortation to take the Covenant, February, 1644'." -- Publisher

    Brown, John (of Wamphray, 1610-1679), Christ in Believers, the Hope of Glory; Being the Substance of Several Sermons. By Mr. John Brown. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive

    *Brown, John (of Wamphray, 1610-1679), Christ, the Way, and the Truth, and the Life, or a Short Discourse pointing forth the way of making use of Christ for justification, and especially and more particularly, for sanctification in all its parts from John 14:6, wherein several cases of conscience are briefly answered, chiefly touching sanctification, 1677. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #8, #21.
    "John Brown of Wamphray (1610-1679), has been rightly called the most important Scottish theologian of his day. He was especially gifted at merging profound doctrinal truth with warm Christ-centered zeal and godly piety. Samuel Rutherford wrote of him, 'I always [had] . . . a great love to dear Mr. John Brown because I thought I saw Christ in him more than in his brethren.' Brown's blending of doctrinal truth and Christ-centered piety is most clearly displayed in his CHRIST: THE WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. This is biblical, Reformed, Puritan spirituality at its best. Would you learn the art of continually fleeing to Christ by faith for your justification and sanctification? Read and reread this precious volume, filled with experimental truth about how to go to Christ continually for every spiritual need. Use it as a devotional gem, and pray for the Holy Spirit to grant you a growing, daily 'making use' of Christ by faith." -- Joel Beeke
    "This book was written during Brown's time of banishment in Holland. Among its 29 chapters we find Brown dealing with justification, but especially focusing on sanctification. Chapters are given to 'crucifying the old man,' 'How to make use of Christ, as Truth, for comfort, when truth is oppressed and bornedown,' 'for steadfastness,' 'for encouragement,' and much more. A classic on practical godliness if there ever was one." -- Publisher

    *Brown, John (of Wamphray, 1610?-1679), Corporate Sanctification: Holding Fast the Attainments of Reformation. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1. Available in OBSERVATIONS ON THE PUBLIC COVENANTS BETWIXT GOD AND THE CHURCH: A DISCOURSE.
    "An overview of the Covenanter doctrine of reformation attainments by one of the great Covenanter theologians. Helpful in dispelling false charges of Anabaptism and perfectionism laid at the feet of faithful Covenanters by schismatics. John Brown was one of Samuel Rutherford's best students." -- Publisher

    *Brown, John (of Wamphray, 1610-1679), An Exposition of the Epistle of Paul to the Romans, With Large Practical Observations; Delivered in Several Lectures, 1766. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "This commentary has been called, 'perhaps the best exposition of the Epistle yet to be found.' (J.W.C. [John Corbet, non-conformist preacher of the 17th century?], cited in Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 341). Charles Spurgeon comments, 'By a Calvinist of the old school. Heavy, perhaps, but precious.' At the very least it should be considered a classic Covenanter's commentary. John Brown of Wamphray was one of Samuel Rutherford's favorite students. He was ejected in 1662, imprisoned and cruelly treated until he suffered exile to the Netherlands -- all for steadfastly maintaining the principles of the Covenanted Reformation. In fact, A.N. in the preface to this volume notes that, among other things, 'the particular grounds and causes why he was thus inhumanly and barbarously treated, was his strict attachment to, and maintaining the binding force and perpetual obligations of the nation's solemn vows and covenants; his refusing acceptation of the then sinful Indulgences . . . his public and zealous testifying against licentious tolerations,' etc. While in exile he wrote thirteen books. Johnston, in the TREASURY OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANT, p. 339, notes that Brown 'has been regarded the most important theologian of the second period of Scottish Presbyterianism.' This commentary gives us a good indication as to why Brown is so highly regarded among faithful Calvinists, godly historians and numerous commentators." -- Publisher

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

    *Brown, John (of Wamphray, 1610-1679), The Life of Justification Opened, or, A Treatise Grounded Upon Gal. 3.11 [Galatians 3:11]: Wherein the Orthodox Doctrine of Justification by Faith, and Imputation of Christ's Righteousness, is Clearly Expounded, Solidly Confirmed, and Learnedly Vindicated From the Various Objections of its Adversaries. Whereunto are Subjoined Some Arguments Against Universal Redemption, 1695. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive (a single copy may be downloaded). Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #20.
    "In 1828 Dr. Burns wrote, 'Mr. John Brown was unquestionably one of the most eminent divines Scotland has yet produced, as his numerous writings, still carefully sought after by solid and judicious Christians, fully evince.' (Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 339). Regarding this book Dr. Walker noted, 'By far our most thorough exposition and discussion of the doctrine it handles; and all the more to be prized because of the particular bearing it has on the new views which Baxter and others had begun to propagate, and which in some shape are ever returning upon ourselves.' (Ibid., p. 341). Interestingly, Brown, in the preface, after warning against Arminianism 'as the immediate way to introduce Popery' states, 'Yea even those who were purer in appearance, pressing the moral duties and practical doctrine of piety (I mean the followers of that famous Minister Mr. Richard Baxter), did corrupt the true doctrine of justification, because they adopted universal grace and redemption.' One of the best, if not the best, books ever written on the topic of justification!" -- Publisher
    The Life of Justification Opened, John Brown (of Wamphray, 1610-1679)

    *Bruner, Frederick Dale, A Theology of the Holy Spirit: The Pentecostal Experience and the New Testament Witness, ISBN: 0940931567 9780940931565 (Unicoi, TN: The Trinity Foundation, 2001).
    "A THEOLOGY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT is an examination not only of the movement [Pentecostalism], but of the Scriptural basis it claims. Hailed by reviewers, this book is one of the best analyses of Pentecostalism written in the twentieth century. Dr. Gordon H. Clark called it 'masterly,' 'exceedingly well researched,' 'superb,' and a 'penetrating analysis.' No one, whether sympathetic or unsympathetic to the Pentecostal-Charismatic movement, should be without it." -- Publisher

    *Brutus, Junius (attributed to Philippe Duplessis-Mornay [1549-1623]), A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants (New York, NY: Gordon Press Publishers, 1992, 1689, 1579). Alternate title: VINDICIAE, CONTRA TYRANNOS: OR, CONCERNING THE LEGITIMATE POWER OF A PRINCE OVER THE PEOPLE, AND OF THE PEOPLE OVER A PRINCE, Hubert Languet (author), George Garnett (editor), (Cambridge Univ Pr), ISBN: 0521342090 9780521342094. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #26.
    This is a reprint of a 1689 edition of this work, which was originally written in 1579.
    "Piety commands that the law and church of God be maintained. Justice requires that tyrants and destroyers of the commonwealth be compelled to reason. Charity challenges the right of relieving and restoring the oppressed. Those who make no account of these things do as much as in them lies to drive piety, justice, and charity out of this world, that they may never more be heard of." -- Junius Brutus
    "John Adams held this book to be one of the most influential books in America on the eve of the Revolution. This `defense' manual will help equip you for the battle." -- Publisher
    "This book was even more influential than Thomas Payne's COMMON SENSE, in molding the American mind and preparing it for the war for independence. Much of our Declaration of Independence reflects its wisdom and thought. Written by a French Huguenot to give Biblical and civil justification for fighting against a government that was illegally killing it own people during the religious wars on France between 1540s-late 1700. A must reading for those who want to understand religious and political history of Europe, or want to better understand the Biblical justification sought by our own founding fathers in their fight for independence. A must read!" -- Reader's Comment
    Vidiciae Contra Tyrannos: A Defense of Liberty Against Tyrants, by Junius Brutus, attributed to Philippe Duplessis-Mornay [1549-1623]
    Brutus, Junius, The Covenant Between God and Kings, from A DEFENSE OF LIBERTY

    *Buis, Harry, The Doctrine of Eternal Punishment (Phillipsburg, NJ: Presbyterian Reformed Publishing Co.).
    "A candid, forthright witness to the reality of hell." -- John Murray

    Bullinger, Heinrich, A Wholesome Antidote or Counter-Poison Against the Pestilent Heresy and Sect of the Anabaptists, 1584, ISBN: 9022105741 9789022105740. Alternate title: ANTIDOTUS AGAINST THE ANABAPTISTS. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "As Zwingli's successor as chief pastor in Zurich, Bullinger had a great influence on a number of English Protestants exiled in Switzerland during the reign of Mary. This treatise is an interesting reflection of the hostility shown by the more conventional reformers towards the Anabaptists." (p. 104). -- Publisher

    *Bunyan, John, All Loves Excelling, ISBN: 0851517390 9780851517391.
    Pilgrim's Page: A John Bunyan Archive
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    Available [THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN] on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD One, CD #1.
    All Loves Excelling: The Saints' Knowledge of Christ's Love

    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Similar to Augustine's CONFESSIONS. Traces Bunyan's spiritual pilgrimage from his youth, through several crises, to his conversion, and through many trials and difficulties, temptations and sorrows, until he came to rely solely on Christ for his every need. Originally published in 1666." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "This is the personal testimony of the famous author of PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, THE HOLY WAR, and 60 other edifying books." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners
    Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, John Bunyan
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    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), The Holy City or The New Jerusalem: Wherein its Goodly Light, Walls, Gates, Angels, and the Manner of Their Standing, are Expounded: Also her Length and Breadth, Together With the Golden-measuring-reed, Explained, and the Glory of all Unfolded: as Also, the Numerousness of its Inhabitants and What the Tree and Water of Life are, by Which They are Sustained. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
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    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), The Holy war Made by Shaddai Upon Diabolus for the Regaining of the Metropolis of the World: or, The Losing and Taking Again of the Town of Mansoul, ISBN: 1840300264 9781840300260. A Christian classic. Available (THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "I have read this novel before, and it is as good as PILGRIM'S PROGRESS. John Bunyan shows how Satan constantly tries to keep our souls, and uses all of the tricks in the book to try to keep our souls. This book is for Christians and non-Christians alike, the same is true with THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS. John Bunyan knows how to keep you entertained and thinking about what kind of shape your spirit is in. This book is a true masterpiece and is the best book about Spiritual Warfare that I have read so far." -- Reader's Comment
    "Bunyan's second and most loved work after Pilgrim's Progress. Also allegorical, this work tells the story of mankind's redemption by comparing it to a besieged city." -- Publisher
    "Forget Frank Peretti! Bunyan's allegory on spiritual warfare is absolutely profound. The old tinker of Bedford knew whereof he spoke. The chronicles of Mansoul and the great battle for its mind, heart and spirit make difficult reading to be sure, but you will be rewarded for your perseverance a hundredfold!
    "BONUS: Bunyan uses real army stratagems and tactics in his descriptions of the symbolic battles. He is believed to have picked up these details while a soldier in Cromwell's New Model Army." -- Reader's Comment
    Pilgrim's Page: A John Bunyan Archive
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    Pilgrim's Page: A John Bunyan Archive
    This is the complete set of THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN, George Offor edition, reprinted by The Banner of Truth. It is free online, and is downloadable in the following formats: HTML, RTF, TEXT, and PDF.
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    *Bunyan, John, The Life and Death of Mr. Badman, ISBN: 0585070857 9780585070858. Available [WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN] on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
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    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), The Pilgrim's Progress, complete and unabridged. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available (THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #21.
    Said to be "the greatest book, other than Scripture, which an Englishman has given to mankind." -- GCB
    The Banner of Truth Trust publication is recommended. It is facsimile reprinted from the unabridged edition of 1895 published by John C. Nimmo, Ltd. containing the original marginal notes and Scripture references and illustrated with etchings by William Strang.
    "Bunyan had better insight into the human heart than modern psychology; namely, because he did not study man apart from his Creator and apart from his deep inward problem." -- Ernest Reisinger
    The Pilgrim's Progress
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    Pilgrim's Progress John Bunyan [audio file]

    Bunyan, John (1628-1688), Ruin of Antichrist. Available (THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
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    Bunyan, John (1628-1688), Saints Knowledge of Christ's Love, ISBN: 0851517390 9780851517391. Available (THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
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    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), and George Offor (editor), The Works of John Bunyan. Alternate title: THE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN: WITH AN INTRODUCTION TO EACH TREATISE, NOTES, AND A SKETCH OF HIS LIFE, TIMES, AND CONTEMPORARIES, ISBN: 0851515983 9780851515984. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN is available at Project Gutenberg,
    Pilgrim's Page: A John Bunyan Archive
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    THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOHN BUNYAN is also available at Project Gutenberg.

    *Bunyan, John (1628-1688), and Robert Philip (1791-1858), The Greatness of the Soul: and The Unspeakableness of the Loss Thereof; No way to Heaven but by Jesus Christ; The Strait Gate. Alternate title: THE GREATNESS OF THE SOUL, AND UNSPEAKABLENESS OF THE LOSS THEREOF: WITH THE CAUSES OF THE LOSING IT: FIRST PREACHED AT PINNERS HALL, AND NOW ENLARGED, AND PUBLISHED FOR GOOD. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "In the 1660s, Charles II, King of England, asked John Owen (1616-1683), why he went to hear the preaching of an uneducated tinker [John Bunyan -- compiler]. . . . Looking the King in the eye, Owen answered, 'May it please your Majesty, could I possess the tinker's ability for preaching, I would willingly relinquish all my learning'." -- Andrew Thomson, John Owen, Prince of Puritans
    Owen would not have been surprised to learn that Bunyan's most influential work, PILGRIM'S PROGRESS, would be translated into more languages over the next 400 years than any book except the Bible.
    The Greatness of the Soul: and The Unspeakableness of the Loss Thereof; No way to Heaven but by Jesus Christ; The Strait Gate
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    *Burges, Cornelius (1589?-1665), The First Sermon Preached to the Honorable House of Commons now Assembled in Parliament at Their Public Fast, Nov. 17, 1640. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #29.
    "A beautifully clear facsimile copy of this amazing sermon (published by order of the British House of Commons in 1641), exhorting this Parliament to 'stand to the covenant' of God; by, 'endeavouring of a further Sanction of, and stronger Guard about our true Palladium, the true Religion, already established among us; in the perfecting of the Reformation of it; in the erecting, maintaining, protecting, and encouraging of an able, godly, faithful, zealous, profitable, Preaching Ministry, in every Parish Church and Chapel throughout England and Wales; in interceding to the Kings sacred Majesty for the setting up of a Faithful, Judicious, and Zealous Magistracy, where yet the same is wanting, to be ever at hand to back such a Ministry: without either of which, not only the power of Godliness will sooner degenerate into formality, and zeal into lukewarmness; but Popery, Arminianism, Socinianism, Profaneness, Apostasy, and Atheism itself will more and more crowd in upon us, and prevail against us, do You all You can be all other means.' Points out that where a godly ministry and magistracy are lacking, society degenerates into a godless mob, headed by one of the above named heresies -- as we have seen in our day. Presses national covenant renewal, from Jer. 50:5 [Jeremiah 50:5], and explains from scripture how and why this should take place. Cites many biblical examples of the great Scriptural blessing that has followed previous national covenanting; while making practical application to the situation of the day. This sermon foreshadows chapter 23, of the celebrated Westminster Confession of Faith [1646], on 'the Civil Magistrate,' and gives much insight into this watershed period of Christian political development. It is highly recommended for anyone even remotely interested in seeing their nation prosper politically and ecclesiastically. Furthermore, it will be a great help for anyone seeking to formulate a biblical doctrine explaining the four way relationship between: loving God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind; Jesus Christ as mediator; the everlasting covenant (and covenanting); and the state, as set forth in Scripture. A very rare item. A Covenanter's delight! 70 pages." -- Publisher

    Burges, Cornelius (1589?-1665), The Necessity of Agreement With God, a Sermon Preached to the House of Peers, 29th of October, 1645. Alternate title: THE NECESSITY OF AGREEMENT WITH GOD. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Burges, Cornelius (1589?-1665), Prudent Silence: A Sermon Preached in Mercers Chappel to the Lord Mayor and City, Jan. 14, 1648, Shewing the Great Sin and Mischief of Destroying Kings, Dehorting [dissuading] From Taking Away our Late Soveraign, and Deterring all From Like Wickedness. Alternate title: THE GREAT SIN AND MISCHIEF OF DESTROYING KINGS.

    Burges, Cornelius (1589?-1665), The Second Sermon Preached to the House of Commons, April 30, 1645, Discovering the Vanity and Mischief of the Thoughts of an Heart Unwashed. Alternate title: THE VANITY AND MISCHIEF OF THE THOUGHTS OF THE HEART UNWASHED.

    Burges, Cornelius (1589?-1665), Samuel William Carruthers, Presbyterian Church of Australia in the State of New South Wales. Westminster Society. The Westminster Confession of Faith: From the Original Manuscript Written by Cornelius Burges in 1647.
    "Notes: First printed 1946. "Supplement: The amendments to the Confession made by the General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church of Australia and The declaratory statement of 1901." Description: 27 p. ; 19 cm. Responsibility: edited by S.W. Carruthers." The Westminster Confession of Faith, 1647

    *Burgess, Anthony (d. 1664?), The Magistrates Commission From Heaven, 1644.

    *Burgess, Anthony (d. 1664?), The Reformation of the Church, To be Endeavoured More Than That of the Commonwealth, 1645. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "A 'Sermon preached before the Right Honourable House of Lords at the publicke Fast, August 27, 1645,' (notes the cover), during the days of the sitting of the Westminster Assembly. Can you image these words (which are just a small sample from the preface to the godly exhortation contained in this sermon), directed, by request of the civil magistrate, to the leaders of your nation? Burgess writes, 'It was my endeavour in this Sermon to excite your Lordships to a speedy and exact Reformation of the Church from all the corruptions that have defiled her, and herein to attend unto God's Word, as the only starre that will conduct unto Christ. None are too great to undertake so good a work. Gregory said of David dancing before the Ark, Magis miror Davidum saltantem, quam pugnantem, David is to be more admired in his religious worship of God, than in his courageous conquest and slaughter of the Philistines, or other enemies. Hence, Jer. 9:23,24 [Jeremiah 9:23,24], where glory in wisdome, riches and might is forbidden, there is a kinde of an holy pride allowed in the knowledge of the Lord. Let Heathens glory, that they are saluted by the Common-wealth, Patres Pariae; but let those Christians, whom God honoureth with dignity and place, delight to be nursing Fathers to the Church, by speaking comfortably unto those who teach the good knowledge of God; and by commanding the Levites to carry all the filthiness out of the Temple. Which that your Lordships may faithfully and zealously doe, is the prayer of Your Lordships humble Servant, Anthony Burgesse'." -- Publisher

    *Burgess, Anthony (d. 1664?), Spiritual Refining, or, A Treatise of Grace and Assurance Part I: Wherein are handled, the doctrine of assurance, the use of signs in self-examination, how true graces may be distinguished from counterfeit, several true signs of grace, and many false ones, the nature of grace, under divers scripture-notions or titles, as regeneration, the new-creature, the heart of flesh, vocation, sanctification, &c.: many chief questions (occasionally) controverted between the orthodox and the Arminians: as also many cases of conscience, tending to comfort and confirm saints, [and] undeceive and convert sinners. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (SPIRITUAL REFINING, PART I AND PART II), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #21.
    "The first section is on the deceitfulness and guile of the natural heart (Jeremiah 17:9). . . . Next he contrasts thee natural tendencies toward deceitfulness in all of us to the uprightness of the heart; or, the heart without guile (Psalm 32:2) . . . Section three deals with practical cases of conscience which regularly test our sincerity in seeking to be guileless . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

    *Burgess, Anthony (d. 1664?), Vindiciae Legis: or, A Vindication of the Moral Law and the Covenants, From the Errors of Papists, Arminians, Socinians, and More Especially, Antinomians (1646). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    " 'A nonconformist clergyman,' Burgess 'was a member of the [Westminster] Assembly of Divines. Ejected at the Restoration . . . his works are much valued and have become very scarce' (Darling, Cyclopedia Bibliographica, p. 439). This book contains 30 lectures preached at London 'against the antinomian errors of the times.' It is the second edition corrected and augmented. Burgess says that he wrote to 'maintain the dignitie and use of the Morall Law against late errors about it.' Taking on all the errorists listed in the subtitle Burgess also notes that he has 'endeavoured to give the Law its due, and the Gospel its due, remembering that of Luther . . . He that knoweth how to distinguish between Law and Gospel, let him give thanks to God, and know he is a Divine' [i.e. a scholar of Scripture -- RB].
    "An exceedingly rare item that sells for over $300 a copy on the rare book market. This book should be read by everyone in the Protestant Reformed church (or anyone who must deal with them), as it demolishes their (i.e. Protestant Reformed), errors concerning covenants -- especially in regard to their denial (and disregard for the biblical, 'Westminster' view), of the covenant of works. Some of its 62 chapter heads include: 'What a man cannot do by the power of nature;' 'Whether there are any antecedaneous works upon the heart before grace;' 'What does this Image [of God in man -- RB], consist;' 'Whether God did enter into a covenant with Adam;' 'How God can be said to covenant, or enter into a promise with man;' What Law this delivered in Mount Sinai is, and what kind of laws there are, and why it's called the Moral Law;' Whether this Law repeated by Moses, be the same with the law of nature implanted in us;' 'Why God gave the Moral Law;' Whether the Law be an instrument of sanctification;' 'Whether the Law be a covenant of grace;' Wherein the Law and Gospel do oppose or differ from each other; under which is handled the false differences between the Law and Gospel made by Anabaptists, Papists, and Antinomians;' 'Whether the Law command faith;' 'How Christ is the end of the Law.' Indexed." -- Publisher

    Burgess, Anthony, (d. 1664), and Samuel Clarke (1599-1682), Golden Apples, or Seasonable and Serious Counsel From the Sanctuary to the Rulers of the Earth: Held Forth in the Resolution of Sundry Questions and Cases of Conscience, 1659.

    Burroughs, Jeremiah (1599-1646), The Excellency of Holy Courage in Evil Times, in Which (Besides Many Other Seasonable Truths), There is Shewed: 1. That Wicked Men in Power are Fierce in Their Wrath. 2. That Faith Will Keep a Gracious Heart From Immoderate Fear of men of Authority and Power. 3. Directions in our Fear of authority, etc., 1661. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

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

    *Burroughs, Jeremiah, The Saint's Happiness: Together With the Several Steps Leading Thereunto Delivered in Divers Lectures on the Beatitudes; Being Part of Christ's Sermon on the Mount, Contained in the Fifth of Matthew. Alternate title: BURROUGHS ON THE BEATITUDES, ISBN: 187761100X.
    Forty-one sermons on The Beatitudes.
    "Well-known Puritan author of THE RARE JEWEL OF CHRISTIAN CONTENTMENT excels in deeply spiritual insights. Most authors writing today can't hold a candle to him!" -- CBD

    Burroughs, Jeremiah, The Saint's Inheritance and the Worldling's Portion, Representing the Glorious Condition of a Child of God, and the misery of having ones portion in this world, unfolding the state of true happiness with the marks, means, and members, thereof, 1657. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Button, Clifford Norman, "Scottish Mysticism in the 17th Century, With Special Reference to Samuel Rutherford," (Ph.D. thesis, Edinburgh University, 1927. Available on microfilm.|edinburgh-bibs|1733823

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

    Byfield, Richard, A Short Treatise Describing the True Church of Christ, and the Evils of Schism, Anabaptism and Libertinism, wherein is proved that: Society is the genus of a church, not congregations, A national church under the New Testament, The visible church is God's Temple, The infallible note of a true church, Learning is needful for the discharge of the ministry, Toleration of all religions is contrary to God's Word, No communion with the wicked in their sin, etc. Delivered in two sermons. 1653. Alternate title: TEMPLE-DEFILERS DEFILED: WHEREIN A TRUE VISIBLE CHURCH OF CHRIST IS DESCRIBED. THE EVILS AND PERNICIOUS ERROURS, ESPECIALLY APPERTAINING TO SCHISME, ANABAPTISME, AND LIBERTINISME, THAT INFEST OUR CHURCH, ARE DISCOVERED. AND DIRECTIONS TO PRESERVE FROM THE SIN AND PUNISHMENT OF TEMPLE-DEFILING, DELIVERED IN TWO SERMONS PREACHED AT THE LECTURE IN KINGSTON UPON THAMES, FEB. 20 AND 27, 1644. OUT OF I COR. 3.17 [1 Corinthians 3:17].

    *Cadier, Jean, The Man God Mastered: A Brief Biography of John Calvin.
    Translated by O.R. Johnston. "A brilliant translation of an important biography of John Calvin." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Cairns, Earl E., God and Man in Time: A Christian Approach to Historiography, ISBN: 0801024269 9780801024269.

    Calamy, Edmund (1600-1666), England's Antidote Against the Plague of Civil War: Presented in a Sermon Before the Honorable House of Commons, on Their Late Extraordinary Solemne Fast, October 22. 1644, Luke 13:4,5.

    Vow, and pay unto the Lord your God. (Psalm 76:11a)
    When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it: for he hath no pleasure in fools; pay that which thou hast vowed.
    Better it is that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay.
    (Ecclesiastes 5:4,5)

    Calamy, Edmund (1600-1666), An Indictment Against England Becavse of her Selfe-mvrdering Divisions: Together With an Exhortation to an England-preserving Unity and Concord: Presented in a Sermon Preached Before the . . . House of Lords in the Abby Church at Westminster, at the Late Solemne Fast, Matt. 12:25 [Matthew 12:25], December 25. 1644. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Calamy, Edmund (1671-1732), Truth and Love. A Discourse From Ephesians IV.15. [Ephesians 4:15], at the Merchants-lecture, at Salters-Hall, November 29. 1720.

    Calamy, Edmund (1600-1666), 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).

    *Calamy, Edmund (1671-1732), and Samuel Palmer (d. 1724, editor), The Nonconformist's Memorial, 3 volumes, ISBN: 0781206243. This seems to be the preferred edition. E-text available OCLC: 220202826. A Christian classic. See also: Benjamin Brook, LIVES OF THE PURITANS.
    "Edmund Calamy (1678-1732), a dissenting minister in London and a historian, was the son and grandson of puritan ministers inside the Church of England. Both of them, along with hundreds of others, were expelled from their church livings for their refusal to submit to the 1662 Act of Uniformity. This event, the so-called 'Great Ejection', was a crucial moment in the formation of religious dissent in England. This book, first published in 1775, is an extensively-revised version, by another dissenting minister Samuel Palmer, of materials originally collated and published by Edmund Calamy, commemorating the lives and works of these ejected ministers.
    "Editing the autobiography of one of the most eminent of these ejected ministers, Richard Baxter, Calamy included a long chapter listing the ejected ministers and such biographical data as he could find. This is the famous chapter 9 of AN ABRIDGMENT OF MR. BAXTER'S HISTORY OF HIS LIFE AND TIMES (1702). This chapter became a whole volume of a second edition of the ABRIDGEMENT published in 1713. And in 1727 Calamy produced a further two volumes of material under the title A CONTINUATION OF THE ACCOUNT OF THE MINISTERS, LECTURERS, MASTERS AND FELLOWS OF COLLEGES, AND SCHOOLMASTERS WHO WERE EJECTED AND SILENCED AFTER THE RESTORATION OF 1660 . . .
    "Samuel Palmer attempted to integrate this material into a more readable form, making extensive revisions and additions. He certainly succeeded in producing something more accessible to eighteenth-century readers and there were several reprints of the book and a second edition in 1802-3. However readability was sometimes at the cost of accuracy and of a reduction of the scholarly value of Calamy's material.
    "Nevertheless THE NONCONFORMIST'S MEMORIAL was an important work of collective memory by eighteenth-century dissenters." -- Publisher
    Calamy, The Nonconformist's Memorial: Being an Account of the Ministers, who Were Ejected or Silenced . . . (1775), volume 2 of 2
    Calamy, The Nonconformist's Memorial: Being an Account of the Ministers, who Were Ejected or Silenced . . . (1775), volume 1 of 2

    Calvin, John (1509-1564), Calvin on the Free Offer of the Gospel. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #20.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Calvin's Selected Works, Tracts and Letters, 7 Volumes, ISBN: 0801024935 9780801024931. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "These remarkable volumes contain Calvin's tracts and letters. They clearly exhibit why Calvin was one of the great saints (who defended the regulative principle of worship), and why his work was singularly blessed of God. Understanding these works will shed much light on our current situation; for many in the professed Christian community live in as great (or greater), darkness today than those who were contemporaries of Calvin. This set contains such classics as THE NECESSITY OF REFORMING THE CHURCH, THE CATECHISM OF THE CHURCH OF GENEVA, AN ANTIDOTE AGAINST TRENT, THE SINFULNESS OF OUTWARD CONFORMITY TO ROMISH RITES, and much more. Calvin's only letter to Luther, his letters to Knox, Bullinger, Beza and a host of other Reformers, along with Beza's 100 page LIFE OF CALVIN are also all included. Indexed, 3507 pages." -- Publisher
    The Necessity of Reforming the Church (1543), by John Calvin

    Calvin, John (1509-1564), Catechism of the Church of Geneva: Being a Form of Instruction for Children in the Doctrine of Christ. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1. Available in CALVIN'S SELECTED WORKS, TRACTS AND LETTERS.

    Calvin, John (1509-1564), Comparison Between the False Church and the True. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #23.
    Comparison Between the False Church and the True in Institutes of the Christian Religion (translated by Henry Beveridge), Book Fourth, Of The Holy Catholic Church, Chapter 2

    Calvin, John (1509-1564), Concerning Scandals, ISBN: 0802835112 9780802835116.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Deity of Christ and Other Sermons. Alternate title: SERMONS ON THE DEITY OF CHRIST, ISBN: 1889058025 9781889058023.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Daniel, ISBN: 0851510922 9780851510927.
    "This edition, from the Calvin Translation Society edition of 1852-1853, is one of the greatest writings to come from Calvin's pen." -- GCB
    Commentary on Daniel, Volume 1

    Calvin, John (1509-1564), Epistle Dedicatory [to Calvin's Commentary on Hebrews -- compiler], by John Calvin, to the Most Mighty and Most Serene Prince, Sigismund Augustus, by the Grace of God, the King of Poland, Great Duke of Lithuania, Russia, Prussia, and Lord and Heir of Muscovy, etc.
    "You kingdom is extensive and renowned, and abounds in many excellencies, but its happiness will then only be solid, when it adopts Christ as its chief ruler and governor, so that it may be defended by his safeguard and protection; for to submit your sceptre to him, is not inconsistent with that elevation in which you are placed; but it would be far more glorious than all the triumphs of the world. . . ."

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), On God and Political Duty (1956)

    *Calvin, John, Benjamin W. Farley (editor, translator), and Ford Lewis Battles (foreword), John Calvin's Sermons on the Ten Commandments, ISBN: 0801024439 9780801024436.
    "This is an excellent translation, very well researched and footnoted, with an extensive bibliography. The editing work is flawless. Every detail is well done, including good paragraph breaks for easy flow, good fonting, and quality binding. It makes the full depth of these important sermons available in a very readable format." -- Reader's Comment

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Letters of John Calvin, 2 volumes, ISBN: 9780548138700 0548138702. Available [CALVIN'S SELECTED WORKS, TRACTS AND LETTERS, 7 volumes], on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), The Necessity of Reforming the Church (1544). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Also found in CALVIN'S SELECTED WORKS, TRACTS AND LETTERS. Available in Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library. Available in THE CHURCH EFFEMINATE AND OTHER ESSAYS.
    "It [NECESSITY OF REFORMING THE CHURCH (1544) -- compiler] has still been correctly acknowledged as one of the most important documents of the Reformation."
    "C.H. Spurgeon once said, `the longer I live the clearer does it appear that John Calvin's system is the nearest to perfection.' (cited in Christian History magazine, Vol. 5, No. 4). . . . Like Calvin, some few believers today see `the present condition of the Church . . . to be very miserable, and almost desperate.' Our context is different in one key respect however. The church needing reformation in Calvin's day was the tradition-encrusted church of Rome. Shortly after the Reformation, for those leaving Rome behind, two streams became apparent. One was the stream of classical Protestant orthodoxy, represented today by a handful of Gideons in their desktop publishing wine vats. The other was the left wing of the Reformation -- the anabaptist movement. In the early years, the anabaptists were suffering outsiders. But today the anabaptist church is the Establishment -- an establishment governed by a chaos of traditions instead of biblical worship. Everywhere we look we see Christians approaching God with observances in worship which Calvin calls 'the random offspring of their own brain.' Though this work is not an elaborate systematic presentation of the foundations of Christianity, such as CALVIN'S INSTITUTES, it has still been correctly acknowledged as one of the most important documents of the Reformation. Calvin here pleads the cause dearest to his heart before an assembly perhaps the most august that Europe could have furnished in that day. It has been said that the animated style used by Calvin in this work would not lose by comparison with any thing in the celebrated `Dedication' prefixed to his INSTITUTES. To this day, THE NECESSITY OF REFORMING THE CHURCH remains a powerful weapon, both defensive and offensive, to fight the contemporary battle for Protestantism -- the everlasting gospel of truth. Here, in our modern setting, we find the answers to many of the vexing questions which continue to agitate the Church." -- Publisher
    The Necessity of Reforming the Church (1543), by John Calvin

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

    Calvin, John (1509-1564), Seeking the Lord's Face (from COME OUT FROM AMONG THEM, Psalm 27), an MP3 file [audio file]. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #8.

    *Calvin, John, Sermons on the Beatitudes, ISBN: 0851519342 9780851519340.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), Sermons on Deuteronomy. A Christian classic.
    Sermons on Deuteronomy by John Calvin
    Covenant Enforced: Sermons on Deuteronomy 27 and 28, John Calvin

    Calvin, John (1509-1564), A Sermon on the Duty of Civil Rulers to Enforce and Defend the True Religion and True Godliness in their Realms by drawing out the sword against all Heretics and others who trouble the Church, and by strictly punishing whoredom, drunkenness, dancing, stage plays, &c., John Calvin. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    A sermon on 1 Timothy 2:1-2.

    Calvin, John (1509-1564), Sermons on Election and Reprobation. Available (MP3 files), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (MP3 files), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #12, #19, #20.

    Calvin, John (1509-1564), A Sermon of John Calvin, Upon the First Epistle of Paul to Timothy [1 Timothy], published for the benefit and edifying of the Church of God. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available in CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES, VOL. 21.
    Calvin on the True Calling of Women

    Calvin, John (1509-1564), The True Method of Giving Peace to Christendom and of Reforming the Church, 1548. Available in CALVIN'S SELECTED WORKS, TRACTS AND LETTERS. Available (CALVIN'S SELECTED WORKS, TRACTS AND LETTERS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Calvin, John (1509-1564), The Westminster Divines and others, Larry Birger (compiler), Selected Writings on Justification by Faith and the Free Offer of the Gospel for the Succor and Comfort of the Troubled Saint, and the Convicted Sinner. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #20.
    "Includes writings by John Calvin, the Westminster Divines, Robert Traill, the Reformed Presbytery, William Guthrie, and pertinent articles from the Original Covenanter and Contending Witness magazine defending the Protestant view of justification and the preaching of the Gospel." -- Publisher

    *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

    Cameron, Richard (1648-1680), The Calvinistic Covenanter at Perfect Peace Amid Trials and Persecution. Available (MP3) on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Cameron, Richard (1648-1680), God Defends His Covenanted Remnant. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Cameron, the 'lion of the Covenant,' had to travel to Holland to receive ordination at the hands of two of Samuel Rutherford's former students, McWard and Brown of Wamphray (who were earlier exiled to the Netherlands for faithfulness to Christ's cause). Cameron could not be ordained in Scotland due to the fact that all the other 'presbyterian' ministers remaining in Scotland had defected from the covenanted cause. But Cameron (as Elijah and others before him), persevered, as the church is often brought to such extremities concerning her public testimony. Holding to the attainments won at Westminster and in the Solemn League and Covenant, Cameron refused to yield an inch of the blood bought ground he occupied. He was later joined by a second minister, Donald Cargill, and both were eventually martyred for their unwillingness to 'sell' even the least of the church's covenanted attainments (Prov. 23:23 [Proverbs 23:23]). He was said to be a powerful preacher and this sermon gives us a glimpse of what it must have been like to hear him. It covers numerous topics but focuses on Christ's victory in His church and God's anger against those who oppose his faithful servants. It contains a testimony against unlawful civil rulers and against Scotland's national apostasy (and covenant breaking). It also defends the use of defensive arms, the testimony of the Scottish martyrs during the killing times and some of the specific attainments of the covenanted Reformation. Here again we get a taste of Covenanter field preaching in days of great persecution. This sermon is read (by Ruling Elder Lyndon Dohms), from the book Sermons in Times of Persecution in Scotland, by Sufferers for the Royal Prerogatives of Jesus Christ." -- Publisher

    *Candlish, Robert S., Life in a Risen Saviour: Being Discourses on the Argument of the Fifteenth Chapter of First Corinthians. Alternate title: STUDIES IN FIRST CORINTHIANS 15: LIFE IN A RISEN SAVIOUR, ISBN: 0825423317 9780825423314.
    "Noteworthy for its clarity, careful exposition of the text, and balanced application of the truth of the passage to the life of the believer. Candlish boldly sets forth the Christian's hope, and his material is both helpful and enlightening." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Cant, Andrew (1590?-1663), A Sermon Preached After the Renovation of the National Covenant, and Celebration of the Lord's Supper, at Glasgow, Anno. 1638. Alternate title: A SERMON PREACHED AT A GENERAL MEETING IN THE GRAY-FRIAR-CHURCH OF EDINBURGH, UPON THE 13 DAY OF JUNE, 1638, and THE NATIONAL COVENANT. SERMON AT GLASGOW (1638). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Preaching of Matthew 22:2-6, immediately after the renovation of the National Covenant and the administration of the Lord's Supper, Andrew Cant pointed out that ministers are servants, not lords over the flock of God:
    'We are servants and not lords. I see never a word in this text, nay, in all the scripture that the Master of the feast sent out lords to woo home his bride; He "sent out His servants," but not His lords. Read all the Bible from the beginning to the ending, you shall not find it. Daft men may dispute, and by respect may carry it away; but read all the Old and New Testament both, and let me see if ever this lord prelate, or that lord bishop, was sent to woo home his bride'." -- Andrew Cant, "The National Covenant. Sermon at Glasgow (1638)" in James Kerr (editor), The Covenants and the Covenanters: Covenants, Sermons, and Documents of the Covenanted Reformation, p. 94

    Carmichael, G. Wade, Jack's Resolve: A True Patriot's Tale, ISBN: 1883103126 9781883103125.
    "Historic novel about the courier of the first recorded Declaration of Independence in the American Colonies in 1775. Follow the trials and challenges of Captain James Jack, of the Mecklenburg County, North Carolina militia in his attempt to deliver the Mecklenburg documents to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia. The story, drawn from historic archives and Jack family documents, chronicles the intrigue, danger and betrayal found in the American colonies in the months preceding the national Declaration of Independence in 1776 and the American Revolutionary War." -- Publisher
    "G. Wade Carmichael is the Executive Director of the Charlotte Museum of History and has written several articles on historic events and topics. As a graduate of Indiana University, at the Herron School of Art, he majored in Fine Art Painting with particular attention to historic painting techniques and materials. Wade currently resides in North Carolina where he conducts tours of Revolutionary War sites, as well as being a public speaker on various historic topics." -- Publisher

    Carpenter, Marc, The Banner of Truth versus Calvinism, Marc D. Carpenter, an article.

    Carruthers, S.W., Westminster Confession of Faith [1646]: An Account of the Preparation and Printing of the WCF's Seven Leading Editions, to which is appended a critical text of the CONFESSION, with notes thereon. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Carslaw, W.H., The Life and Letters of James Renwick the Last Scottish Martyr, 1893. Alternate title: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JAMES RENWICK. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #30. Available in BIOGRAPHIA PRESBYTERIANA. Available (BIOGRAPHIA PRESBYTERIANA) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (BIOGRAPHIA PRESBYTERIANA) on Reformation Bookshelf CD #30.
    Biographia Presbyteriana

    Carson, David M., Pro Christo Et Patria: A History of Geneva College, ISBN: 1578640067 9781578640065.

    Carson, David M., Transplanted to America: A Popular History of the American Covenanters to 1871.
    Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania.
    Transplanted to America: A Popular History of the American Covenanters to 1871

    Caryl, Joseph (1602-1673), The Arraignment of Unbelief, as the Grand Cause of our Nationall Non-establishment in a Sermon to the House of Commons 28th of May, 1645. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Caryl, Joseph (1602-1673), Davids Prayer for Solomon: Containing the Proper Endowments and Duty Royall of a King, with the consequent blessings upon a kingdome: Delivered in a sermon at Christ-Church London, before the Right Honourable the Lord Major, the . . . aldermen his bretheren, together with the . . . companies of the said city, upon the 27th of March, 1643. Being the commemoration of His Majesties inauguration.
    A sermon.

    Caryl, Joseph (1602-1673), Heaven and Earth Embracing; or, God and man Approaching: Shewed in a Sermon Preached Before the House of Commons January 28, 1645. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Caryl, Joseph (1602-1673), The Nature, Solemnity, Grounds, Property, and Benefits of a Sacred Covenant: Together With the Duties of Those who Enter Into Such a Covenant: Delivered in a Sermon at Westminster at the Publique Convention, Ordered by the Honourable House of Commons, for the Taking of the Covenant, by all such, of all degrees as willingly presented themselves, upon Friday Oct. 6, 1643. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    A sermon on the Solemn League and Covenant, Nehemiah IX, 38. [Nehemiah 9:38]
    Caryl, Joseph Caryl on Covenanting

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

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

    Case, Thomas, Spiritual Whoredom, Discovered in a Sermon Preached Before the Honorable House of Commons Assembled in Parliament Upon a Solemn day of Humiliation, May 26, 1647. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive

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

    Cawdrey, Daniel (1588-1664), Church Reformation Promoted, in a Sermon on Matt. 18:15-17 [Matthew 18:15-17], Preached at Northampton on the day of Humiliation Before the Association of Ministers. As also 1. Some animadversions upon Mr. Humphrey's Second Vindication for promiscuous admission to the sacrament. 2. Some animadversions upon Mr. Sanders his Antidiatribe, tending to the same end of Church-Reformation, 1657.

    Cawdrey, Daniel (1588-1664), Family Reformation Promoted: In a Sermon on Joshua, chap. 24, ver. 15. [Joshua 24:15], and by Short Catechismes Fitted for the Three-fold Relations in a Family of 1. Children and Parents, 2. Servants and Masters, 3. Husband and Wife.

    Cawdrey, Daniel (1588-1664), Independencie a Great Schism: Proved Against Dr. Owen, his Apology in his Tract of Schism: As Also an Appendix to the Former Discourse, Shewing the Inconstancy of the Dr. and the Inconsistency of his Former and Present Opinions. Alternate title: INDEPENDENCY FURTHER PROVED TO BE A SCHISM, OR, A SURVEY OF DR. OWEN'S REVIEW OF HIS TRACT OF SCHISM: WITH A VINDICATION OF THE AUTHOUR FROM HIS UNJUST CLAMOURS AND FALSE ASPERSIONS. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    The Sinfulness and Cure of Thought, Biblical Sanctification, a sermon by Stephen Charnock. Available in Charnock and M'Cosh, THE COMPLETE WORKS OF STEPHEN CHARNOCK (1865),
    The Sinfulness and Cure of Thought, Biblical Sanctification

    Charnock, Stephen (1628-1680), A Treatise of Divine Providence, 1680. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Childre, Doc Lew, and Howard Martin, The HeartMath Solution: The Institute of HeartMath's Revolutionary Program for Engaging the Power of the Heart's Intelligence, ISBN: 0062516051 9780062516053 006251606X 9780062516060.
    "The Intelligent Heart. Access the power of your heart's intelligence to improve your focus and creativity, elevate your emotional clarity, lower your stress and anxiety levels, strengthen your immune system, promote your body's optimal performance, and slow the aging process." -- Publisher
    "THE HEARTMATH SOLUTION may easily be written off as a book too eccentric for widespread public consumption, and that's unfortunate. The title's a bit misleading -- it's not about cardiac care and it's not about calculus, but rather how 30 years of research have shown that the heart's 'intelligence' affects emotions and physical health -- especially when it comes to handling stress -- and specifically what you can do to balance heart rhythms, reduce stress hormones, and boost your immune system. Yes, it sounds complicated, especially when you read that cardiologists worked with physicists and psychiatrists to develop the HeartMath program. But it's worth brushing off your skepticism and exploring the concepts in the Solution, as many employees of Fortune 500 companies have already done.
    "The 'intelligence' that the authors focus on refers to both the heart's 'brain,' or the 40,000 neurons found in the heart (the same number in the brain itself), and the intuitive signals the heart sends, including feelings of love, happiness, care, and appreciation. When such positive emotions are felt, they 'not only change patterns of activity in the nervous system; they also reduce the production of the stress hormone cortisol.' When there's less cortisol, there's more DHEA, the so-called fountain of youth hormone known to have anti-aging effects on many of the body's systems.
    "The HeartMath Solution outlines 10 steps for harnessing the power of the heart's intelligence, including ways to manage your emotions and keep energy levels high. One of the most important is the 'Freeze-Frame' technique for calming the nervous system, improving clarity of thought and perception, and boosting productivity (which is one of the many appealing features for those Fortune 500 companies). Each step includes references to data proving its effectiveness, with handy summaries of the key points to remember at the end of each chapter. This is a book that takes a bit of scientific understanding and a lot of time to wade through, but one that could help you prevent stress from ruling your existence." -- Erica Jorgensen
    "Is the heart the missing link in the mind-body connection? By combining age-old philosophy with modern science, Childre and Martin make a compelling case for the idea that good health is really a triumph of heart, not mind, over matter. Citing the Institute's research on the heart's role in human health, they demonstrate that the so-called metaphorical condition of the heart -- which has long been associated with love, wisdom, courage, and happiness -- may play as important a role in mental well-being as its physical function. The HeartMath solution lies in developing what Childre and Martin call the core heart feelings (such as love, forgiveness, appreciation and care), which trigger physiological responses resulting in less stress, better brain function and a stronger immune system. Although this book is about the heart, it's written with cool intelligence and intelligibility for the head. Despite slightly off-putting names (Freeze-Frame, Cut-Thru and Lock-In), the relaxation exercises, which are being taught at corporations and at schools, are simple to do, although perhaps already too familiar to anyone who has tried other kinds of meditative techniques. Nevertheless, in presenting a clear argument for following one's heart, this book certainly breaks new ground in the holistic approach to health." -- Publishers Weekly
    "Ancient cultures believed that the heart rather than the brain was the seat of emotions, vestiges of which are still apparent in descriptive phrases such as 'broken hearted,' 'cold hearted,' and many others. Recent research confirms the existence of complex communication links between these two organs as well as other systems responsible for maintaining homeostasis, and unanticipated electrical energy pathways that may mediate these activities. This book describes cutting edge approaches that can not only tune into such conversations, but also reduce stress and promote physical and mental health by influencing the dialogue." -- Paul J. Rosch, President, The American Institute of Stress
    "HeartMath has had a profound influence on the lives of patients, staff, and administrators at our hospital. Specific health problems such as hypertension and arrhythmias have improved in several patients through interventions with HeartMath tools. Communication and creativity among staff members trained in these tools has taken a quantum leap. They have noticed a completely different way of looking at problems and interacting with those around them." -- Bruce Wilson, M.D., Former Director, University of Pittsburgh Heart Institute, Chairman, Medical Education Committee, Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, WI

    Christian Amendment Movement, Armour James McFarland, America for Christ.
    "This booklet gives the proposed Christian Amendment, which is to be introduced into Congress in 1947" -- Introductory letter. Includes "Constitution of the Christian Amendment Movement." (pp. 30-32). "Responsibility: Issued for the Christian Amendment Movement by A.J. McFarland."

    Chua, Linus, Westminster Confession of Faith: A Brief Historical Survey of the Westminster Assembly and Standards

    *Church of Scotland, Covenantal Lawsuits of the Church of Scotland.
    "The consequences of disobeying the covenant of God was suffering the severity of God's judgment. If the persecutors of the Scottish Church refused to repent, they would suffer excommunication. Knox and his followers knew that God himself would give victory to the Church. The sovereign judgment of God would come on their oppressors in some manner. Armed uprising was not the first priority of the Church. They were first to dispense with all effective means of Church discipline. But armed resistance, as a last means of self-defense, was never ruled out." -- see John Knox, The Reformation in Scotland, pp. 168,169,171,172.

    Church of Scotland (Alexander Peterkin, editor), The Book of the Universal Kirk of Scotland. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "THE BOOK OF THE UNIVERSAL KIRK OF SCOTLAND contains the earliest official records (acts and proceedings) of the Established Reformed Church in Scotland, covering the period from 1560 to 1616.
    "Alexander Peterkin calls them 'the only sure and satisfactory memorials of the course of Ecclesiastical affairs in the times immediately succeeding the Reformation.'
    "Lee, Clerk of the General Assembly in 1828 writes (regarding the originals), 'there is no difficulty in proving that the volumes in question were laid on the table of the General Assembly which met at Glasgow in 1638; and that they were pronounced by that Assembly to be true and authentic Registers of the Kirk of Scotland.'
    "Concerning this copy of 'The Booke' ('for the first time fully printed from the copies in the Advocates' Library'), Lee further states that these records exhibit,

    The real character of the internal government of this national church. They display the operation of the principles by which the first Reformers and their immediate successors were actuated. They demonstrate that these men were not more distinguished by zeal for the truth, than by loyalty to the head of the government, attachment to true principles, (I do not say of toleration -- for that was a term which they certainly did not employ or approve -- of religious liberty and civil subordination.
    "They bear testimony to the strictness and impartiality of ancient discipline. They vindicate the character of those illustrious men whose names have been unjustly aspersed, but who, both by their doctrine and lives, -- by their unwearied exertions and their patient sufferings, -- left an example, not indeed or faultless excellence, but assuredly of the most noble, magnanimous, and fearless adherence to the standards of our constitution.
    "These Registers also contain much that is capable of correcting erroneous representations of historical facts with regard to the internal state of the kingdom -- institutions, habits, and customs, as well as the morals of the people, and the spirit which was most prevalent at particular periods in various districts of the land . . . they prove, that from the very first moment, it was the determined object of the leaders of the Reformation, to establish such a Presbyterian Government, as was at last, with the utmost difficulty completed . . . they deserve to be preserved with care, as the most venerable remnants of a distant age -- as the earliest annuls of our infant church . . . of confessors and martyrs, who counted not their lives dear to them; and who when they thought it necessary, never shrunk from sealing their testimony with their blood . . . (they) present the seal and superscription of glory to God, and good will to man -- peace to the church, and happiness to the state." (pp. xi-xii).
    "John Knox, the first name listed in the first record of the first General Assembly (in 1560), of course, plays a prominent role in much of what is recorded here." -- Publisher
    Church of Scotland, Alexander Peterkin, The Booke of the Universall Kirk of Scotland: Wherein the Head is and Conclusion is Devys it be the Ministers and Commissionar is of the particular kirks thereof, are specially expressed and contained (1839)

    *Church of Scotland, General Assembly, 1638-1649, The Acts of the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland, From the Year 1638 to the Year 1649 Inclusive, 1682. 1682. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Also available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #11.
    "Exceedingly rare, these are the acts from what many consider the greatest general assembly gatherings since the days of the apostles. The work accomplished and ratified at these meetings has been called 'the most perfect model' of Presbyterial Church Government 'as yet attained.' Sitting during the momentous days of the Covenants (National and Solemn League), and the Westminster Assembly, this general assembly included the likes of Samuel Rutherford and George Gillespie. Judicially binding on covenanted Presbyterians (WCF 31:3), these Acts demonstrate how these godly leaders officially dealt with individual, family, ecclesiastical and civil Reformation (including national and international matters). Furthermore, it should not be forgotten that these rulings had major national and international ramifications in their day and that they still guide faithful Presbyterians at the close of the twentieth century (as terms of ministerial and Christian communion in the Reformed Presbyterian church). Moreover, they contain 'noble examples to be followed in testifying against all corruptions embodied in the constitutions of either churches or states' (Reformed Presbytery, Act, Declaration and Testimony for the Whole of our Covenanted Reformation. p. 216). Christ's Kingship has never since been so boldly and clearly proclaimed to the nations by a duly constituted general assembly -- neither has His rule and reign been upheld and actually embodied into the laws of a nation (civil and ecclesiastical), as it was during these days in Scotland. Much of this can be attributed to the work (humanly speaking), done by the ministers present while these Acts were debated and passed. Regarding doctrine, worship, government and discipline there are few books that will be as helpful -- especially to elders and those advanced in the faith. Additionally, if you want a glimpse at the heart of the Second Reformation this is one of the best places to look. It may also be considered 'the eye of the Puritan storm,' seeing that the Scottish Covenanters exerted such a godly influence among their English Presbyterian brothers (and the Westminster Assembly), during these days -- the two nations having covenanted with God (in the Solemn League and Covenant), for the international 'reformation and defense of religion . . . the peace and safety of the three kingdoms . . . the glory of God, and the advancement of the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, etc.' Over 500 pages and indexed for easy reference to all major topics." -- Publisher

    Church of Scotland, General Assembly, 1639, The Declinatour and Protestation of the Sometimes Pretended Bishops, Presented in the Face of the Last Assembly. Refuted and Found Futile, but Full of Insolent Reproaches, and Bold Assertions, 1639. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10.
    "An exceedingly rare title marking the continuing rise, at critical juncture, of the covenanted Reformed Presbyterian church. Members of this General Assembly and signatories to this protestation include Samuel Rutherford, David Dickson, Robert Baillie and even James Sharp (who later apostasized to the camp of the Prelatical antichrist and persecuted [and murdered] the covenanters he once owned as brothers). This book refutes the charges of the prelates, while exposing their many errors (which included teaching Arminianism, Popery, conditional election, the power of free-will resisting effectual grace, that the Pope is not the Antichrist, that Rome is the true church [constitutionally], that worship is not regulated by the Word of God [the regulative principle], that the earlier reformers were deformers; and denying limited atonement, justification by faith alone, predestination, and a number of other revealed truths of Scripture)." -- Publisher

    Church of Scotland, General Assembly, and Robert Douglas (1594-1674, moderator), A Declaration or Remonstrance From the Kingdome of Scotland, to Their Well Beloved Brethren in England. Wherein is Declared, the Sense and Resolution of the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland, Touching the Kings Majesties Royall Person and Authority, in Preservation and Defence of the True Religion and Liberties of the Kingdomes. As also, their protestation touching the Solemne League and Covenant, and resolution to live and dye in the same. With their desires to their brethren of England. Subscribed in name of the commission of the General Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland, by M. Robert Douglas, moderator, 1648. Alternate title: A REMONSTRANCE OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND TO HIS MAJESTIE.

    Church of Scotland, General Assembly, and Alexander Henderson (1583-1646), The Remonstrance of the Nobility, Barrones, Burgesses, Ministers and Commons Within the Kingdome of Scotland. Vindicating them and their proceedings from the crymes, wherewith they are charged by the late proclamation in England, Feb. 27. 1639.

    *Church of Scotland, General Assembly, Commission, and A. Ker, Good Counsell Come From Scotland: or, A Solemn and Seasonable VVarning to all estates and degrees of persons throughout the land: for holding fast the League & Covenant with England, and avoyding every thing that may prove a snare and tentation to the breach thereof: by the Commissioners of the Generall Assembly. Edinb. 19. Decemb. 1646. The Commission of the General Assembly ordains this warning to be forthwith printed, and that thereafter it be sent to Presbyteries; requiring them, immediately after the receipt thereof, to cause every minister of their number read the same distinctly, and explain it to their people upon a Sabbath day in their severall kirks, and that they report accompt of their diligence with the first conveniencie: appointing in the mean time, that to morrow the same be read in all the kirks of this city. A. Ker, 1646.

    Church of Scotland, General Assembly, Commission, Scotland, Parliament, A Solemn Acknowledgment of Publick Sins, and Breaches of the Covenant: and A Solemn Engagement to all the Duties Contained Therein, namely those, which do in a more speciall way relate unto the dangers of these times. With two acts of the Commission of the General Assembly of the sixth of October, for renewing the Solemn League and Covenant. And debarring of persons accessory to the late unlawfull engagement, from renewing the Covenant, receiving the communion, and from exercise of ecclesiastick office, with their advice to Presbyteries for celebrating the communion. Together also with, an Act of the Committee of Estates of the fourteenth of October for renewing the League and Covenant. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1-30.
    A Solemn Acknowledgement of Publick Sins and Breaches of the Covenant; and a Solemn Engagement to all the Duties Contained Therein

    *Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), A Christian View of Men and Things, 3rd edition, ISBN: 1891777009 9781891777004.
    "It is important to learn many subjects in detail, but it is equally important to understand the whole picture. How does Christianity relate to history, politics, ethics, science, human religions, and the study of knowledge? This book carefully and clearly answers those questions. It may be studies with profit by teachers and parents . . . Clark's command of both worldly philosophy and Scripture is evident on every page, and the result is a breathtaking and invigorating challenge to the wisdom of this world." -- The Trinity Foundation
    Contents: Foreword, Introduction; The Philosophy of History; The Philosophy of Politics; Ethics; Science; Religion; Epistemology; Index; Scripture Index.
    "It was a Christian view of men and things that created and sustained Western civilization. It is a Christian view of things and men that gives us truth about history, science, religion, ethics, politics, and philosophy. . . . Gordon Clark demonstrates that it is Christianity, and Christianity alone, that offers hope both for this world and the world to come." -- Publisher
    In Chapter V, "Science," Clark makes, among many others, the following points: "Theism gives coherence to history, politics, and ethics, whereas naturalism does not. . . . Christian theism furnishes a basis for significance in history, orderly freedom in government, and a life that is still called respectable west of the iron curtain. . . . Scientific laws are not discovered but are chosen. . . . Not only are scientific laws non-empirical, they must indeed be false. . . . The fallacy of asserting the consequent is invalid whenever used. But it is precisely this fallacy that is used in every case of scientific verification. . . . There is a prior and much more important question: What is the purpose of science? . . . If there are any scientific facts, they are unattainable values with zero variable error. . . . No scientific or observational proof can be given for the uniformity of nature. . . . Science is incapable of arriving at any truth whatever. . . . Ethics and history do not depend on science, but science depends on them. . . ."

    *Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), God's Hammer: The Bible and its Critics, ISBN: 0940931885 9780940931886.
    "Today two areas of Christian doctrine are in the forefront for discussion by academicians in colleges and universities and by people in the pews: Christology and bibliology. The one has to do with the Word of God written -- which is the Bible, and the other the Word of God Incarnate -- which is Jesus Christ. . . .
    "In this volume the learned pen of this twentieth-century giant is used to explain and defend the doctrine of an inerrant Scripture. Dr. Clark's insights are informed by Scripture. He is the quintessential man of that Holy Book, the Bible. . . . He has the rare gift of being a consummate logician. He uses the law of contradiction with telling effect. He knows and employs all of the laws of logic, and he can detect an error in any syllogism which defies those laws. He is relentless in his pursuit of truth, and he brilliantly demonstrates the logical fallacies of those who denigrate Scripture, or who by the use of hermeneutical casuistry undermine the Word of God and make it seem to say what it does not.
    "In is signally unfortunate that those who oppose the view that the Bible is without error are not acquainted with or have not come to terms with the writings of this fearless expositor. . . ." -- Harold Lindsell, from the Foreword to God's Hammer
    "The twentieth century may be a pivotal period in human history, for the doctrines of justification through faith alone and truth through the Bible alone came under such a severe and sustained attack. That attack, which has been countered by only a few of the professed tens of millions of Christians in America, has come primarily from within the church itself. It indicated that the wolves are within the sheepfold, and in many cases, are actually posing as shepherds. . . .
    The focus of this book is not on archaeology or history, but on the philosophical attacks which have been leveled against the idea of divine revelation, the adequacy of human language, the notion of literal truth, and the trustworthiness of human logic. . . .
    "Here those critics are answered, and with devastating effect. The Bible is infallible, logic is indispensable, language is adequate, and God, being omnipotent, is able to reveal truth to men. Equally at home in secular philosophy and theology and Christian theology and philosophy, Dr. Clark hammers God's critics with the tools of Scripture and logic. When he is through, the critics are flattened, their voices silenced. Dr. Clark, emulating Christ's methods of dealing with his critics and defending the truth, achieves the same effect, which is the effect that all defenders of the Christian faith should aim to achieve: 'And no one was able to answer him a word'." -- John W. Robbins, March 1995, from the Introduction to God's Hammer
    "This collection of essays on the inspiration, authority, and infallibility of the Bible is one of the best volumes on the subject available today. In the sixteenth century, sola Scriptura was the rallying cry of the Reformers; but it is rarely heard today. In the twentieth century the Bible was subjected to relentless attack by those who wish to erect another authority -- the state, the clergy, tradition, or a professional elite. It is at those anti-Christian subversives that Clark directs his devastating defense of the Bible." -- Publisher
    "The starting point of Christianity, the doctrine on which all other doctrines depend, is 'The Bible alone is the Word of God written, and therefore inerrant in the autographs.' Over the centuries the opponents of Christianity, with Satanic shrewdness, have concentrated their attacks on the truthfulness and completeness of the Bible. In the twentieth century the attack is not so much in the fields of history and archaeology as in philosophy. Clark's brilliant defense of the complete truthfulness of the Bible is captured in this collection of eleven major essays." -- The Trinity Foundation
    Gerety, Sean, God's Hammer
    "My name is Sean Gerety and I am a Christian Scripturalist. For those who don't know, a Scripturalist is a person who subscribes to the epistemological and apologetic position of the late Christian theologian and philosopher, Gordon H. Clark.
    "I am co-author along with Dr. John Robbins of NOT REFORMED AT ALL, which is a response to and refutation of Douglas Wilson's book, REFORMED IS NOT ENOUGH: RECOVERING THE OBJECTIVITY OF THE COVENANT. Here is a brief description of the book: Wilson is a spokesman for both the Classical-Christian school movement and the Neolegalist movement, which makes one's salvation depend on one's performance. In his book, 'REFORMED' IS NOT ENOUGH, Wilson invents a new covenant, which he calls the 'objective covenant,' and denies the Covenant of Grace taught in Scripture.
    "Trinity Foundation was also nice enough published, "The Evisceration of the Christian Faith," which pretty much sums up why I'm not a Vantilian -- and why no Christian should be. The article is a response to something I had been gnawing on since first coming to the Reformed faith when a friend asked me to read John Frame's THE PROBLEM OF THEOLOGICAL PARADOX."

    Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), John W. Robbins (1949-2008, editor), Historiography: Secular and Religious, ISBN: 0940931397 9780940931398 (Unicoi, TN: The Trinity Foundation, 1994).
    "The Christian doctrine of the sovereignty of God transformed the world's view of history, investing it with a meaning, importance, and grandeur that pagan historiography could never achieve. History is the unfolding of God's purpose and plan. Because God is rational, because God is sovereign, history is not a tale told by an idiot.
    "The Bible is not only the earliest history book, it is also the most reliable. Centuries before the famed historians of Greece and Rome, Moses had already written the definitive account of mankind's early history as revealed to him by God. The account was not exhaustive, for no history can be, but it contained all that God wished it to contain and nothing else. God, writing through Moses, has given us true history.
    "HISTORIOGRAPHY SECULAR AND RELIGIOUS will introduce the reader to the principles and problems of historiography and, in so doing, begin to suggest what an enormous debt we owe to the Bible in the study of history." -- Publisher

    *Clarkson, Andrew, Plain Reasons for Presbyterians Dissenting From the Revolution-Church in Scotland: As Also, Their Principles Concerning Civil Government, and the difference betwixt the reformation and revolution principles. Published for confirming the weak, and informing of the misinformed in those matters. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #6, #24, #26.
    "An exceedingly rare and important book now back in print after 265 years! The Contending Witness magazine (May, 1841), described PLAIN REASONS as 'the single best volume penned defending the principles of the Second Reformation.' It sets forth 'the grounds why Presbyterian Dissenters refused to hold communion with the revolution church and state.' (Reformed Presbytery, Act Declaration and Testimony for the Whole of our Covenanted Reformation, p. 154). These principles still apply today and this still remains one of the best books explaining why and when an individual (our church), should separate itself from those (in church or state), who do not hold fast to all the attainments of our covenanted forefathers." -- Publisher
    Clarkson, Andrew, Plain Reasons for Presbyterians Dissenting from the Revolution Church of Scotland. Also, Their Principles Concerning Civil Government, and the Difference Betwixt the Reformation and Revolution Principles, 1731.
    Plain Reasons for Presbyterians Dissenting From the Revolution Church of Scotland (A Short Article Holding Forth the Principles of the Book by the Same Name) excerpted from The Contending Witness, Vol. I., No. 1, April, 1841.

    Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), Predestination, ISBN: 1891777149 9781891777141. Alternate title: BIBLICAL PREDESTINATION.
    "Clark thoroughly discusses one of the most controversial and pervasive doctrines of the Bible: that God is, quite literally, Almighty. Free will, the origin of evil, God's omniscience, creation, and the new birth are all presented within a Scriptural framework. The objections of those who do not believe in the Almighty God are considered and refuted. This edition also contains the text of the booklet, PREDESTINATION IN THE OLD TESTAMENT. -- Publisher

    Clark, Gordon H. (1902-1985), The Puritan and Situation Ethics, the Trinity Review, #65.

    *Clarkson, David (1622-1686), The Works of David Clarkson, 3 volumes, ISBN: 0851515304 9780851515304. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #25.
    "Clarkson (1622-1686), was a colleague and later successor to John Owen. These three volumes well illustrate his preaching powers which were characterized by faithfulness to Biblical teaching, careful analysis and exposition, and by copious application. Volume 3 contains the great polemical treatise Against the Practical Divinity of the Papists, plus a general and scriptural index." -- GCB
    Contents: Vol. 1. Of original sin, Ps. LI.5 [Psalm 51:5] -- Of repentance, Luke XIII.3 [Luke 13:3] -- Of faith, Mark XVI.16 [Mark 16:16] -- Of living by faith, Heb. X.38 [Hebrews 10:38] -- Faith in prayer, James I.6 [James 1:6] -- Of dying in faith, Heb. XI.13 [Hebrews 11:13] -- Of living as strangers, Heb. XI.13 [Hebrews 11:13] -- The excellent knowledge of Christ, Philip. III.8 [Philippians 3:8] -- Justification by the righteousness of Christ, Philip. III.9 [Philippians 3:9] -- Men by nature unwilling to come to Christ, John v. 40 [John 5:40] -- The Lord the owner of all things; an inducement from earthly-mindedness, I Chron. XXIX.11 [1 Chronicles 29:11] -- Hearing the Word, Luke VIII.18 [Luke 8:18] -- Of taking up the cross, Luke XIV. 27 [Luke 14:27] -- Vol. 2. The new creature Gal. VI.15 [Galatians 6:15] -- Christ's gracious invitation to sinners, Rev. III.20 [Revelation 3:20] -- Man's insufficiency to do anything of himself, John XV. 5 [John 15:5] -- Against anxious carefulness, Philip. IV. 6 [Philippians 4:6] -- Pray for everything, Philip. Iv. 6 [Philippians 4:6] -- God's end in sending calamities and afflictions on His people, Isa. XXVII.9 [Isaiah 27:9] -- The conviction of hypocrites, Mat. VII.22,23 [Matthew 7:22,23] -- Soul idolatry excludes men out of heaven, Eph. V.5 [Ephesians 5:5] -- The children of God should not be partakers with others in their sins, Eph. V.7 [Ephesians 5:7]-- Unconverted sinners are darkness, Eph. V.8 [Ephesians 5:8] -- Of Christ seeking fruit, and finding none, Luke XIII.6 [Luke 13:6] -- The Lord rules over all, Ps. CIII.19 [Psalm 103:19] -- Sinners under the curse, Gal. III.10 [Galatians 3:10] -- Vol. 3. The love of Christ, Eph. V.2 [Ephesians 5:2] -- Christ's sacrifice, Eph. V.2 [Ephesians 5:2] -- Christ's dying for sinners, Rom. V.8 [Romans 5:8] -- Christ touched with the feeling of our infirmities, Heb. IV.15 [Hebrews 4:15] -- Of coming boldly unto the throne of grace, Heb. IV.16 [Hebrews 4:15]-- Of Christ's making intercession, Heb. VII.25 [Hebrews 7:25] -- Believers' communion with the Father and Son, I John I.3 [1 John 1:3] -- Public worship to be preferred before private, Ps. LXXXVII.2 [Psalm 87:2] -- The practical divinity of the papists discovered to be destructive of Christianity and men's souls.

    Clemens, R.E., Prophecy and Covenant, 1965.

    Clifford, N.K., Richard Baxter: A Study of Puritan Casuistical Divinity.

    Clowney, Edmund P., and Rebecca Jones, How Jesus Transforms the Ten Commandments, ISBN: 1596380365 9781596380363.

    Coalter, Milton J., Gilbert Tennent, Son of Thunder: A Case Study of Continental Pietism's Impact on the First Great Awakening in the Middle Colonies, ISBN: 0313255148 9780313255144.

    Colbert, Don, Bible Cure for Thyroid Disorders, ISBN: 1591852811 9781591852810.
    "Ancient truths, natural remedies and the latest findings for your health today." -- Publisher

    Colbert, Don, Toxic Relief: Restore Health and Energy Through Fasting and Detoxification, ISBN: 1591852137 9781591852131.
    "Here is a proven program to cleanse your body in 30 days!
    "Your body may be so overwhelmed that it's sending you distress signals: * Learn why you are at risk for suffering from cancer, heart disease and diabetes. * Discover why you don't feel well and why you're always tired. * Examine the Sick Building Syndrome. * Explore spiritual and physical aspects of fasting.
    "Dr. Don Colbert provides an easy-to-understand and comprehensive explanation of the toxic battle you're in. He also exposes risk factors and provides alternative solutions for living free from cancer, heart disease, liver disease, diabetes and more. You may be an average American who is overfed and undernourished, which means you are probably toxic, but there is hope. Detoxify your body with Dr. Colbert's medically sound and proven program of juice fasting.
    "Deep cleansing your body right down to the cellular level will renew your vitality, restore your energy, reclaim your health, shed toxic fat, lengthen your life and give you a healthy glow you haven't had in years. Let Dr. Colbert escort you to healthier living-body, mind and spirit, and experience toxic relief today! Get ready to experience powerful relief!" -- Publisher

    Colbert, Don, The What Would Jesus eat Cookbook, ISBN: 0785265198 9780785265191.
    "Based on a biblical and historical study of what Jesus ate, as well as scientific research on why these particular foods are ideal for healthy living, WHAT WOULD JESUS EAT? is the ultimate program for eating well in the twenty-first century. Now, this companion cookbook helps readers to creatively and practically incorporate these foods into their own diets.
    "These easy-to-follow recipes are designed to help the reader prepare foods commonly eaten during the time of Christ in a way that will satisfy modern-day palates. Dishes feature fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, legumes, fish, olive oil, and more. This unique cookbook is ideal for anyone desiring to safely lose weight or simply eat healthier." -- Publisher

    Colbert, Don, What Would Jesus eat? The Ultimate Program for Eating Well, Feeling Great, and Living Longer, ISBN: 0785265678 9780785265672 9780785273196 0785273190.
    "In WHAT WOULD JESUS EAT? THE ULTIMATE PROGRAM FOR EATING WELL, FEELING GREAT, AND LIVING LONGER, Don Colbert, M.D. makes a compelling case for Christians to use the blueprint of this appetizing spin on traditional faith-based diet books to develop a healthier lifestyle using foods available today. 'If you truly want to follow Jesus in every area of your life, you cannot ignore your eating habits,' postulates Colbert. He examines America's alarming addiction to fast food, explores Old Testament Jewish dietary laws, and takes a comprehensive look at foods mentioned in the Bible, from herbs to bread to meat. To this information Colbert adds a healthy serving of Scripture references, mixes in a few anecdotes, and finishes the book with an easy-to-follow weekly eating guide. Colbert also tackles the subject of drinking red wine as part of a healthy lifestyle, something often ignored in Christian-based health books. Readers looking for spiritual reasons to make dietary changes will discover excellent justification here to take the plunge." -- Reader's Comment

    Colbert, Don, MD., What you Don't Know may be Killing you! ISBN: 159185217X 9781591852179.
    "Dr. Colbert, the author of WHAT YOU DON'T KNOW MAY BE KILLING YOU, has a heart for people to get in control of their health. This book is written from a Biblical point of view combined with evidence from medical research. It covers a multitude of topics including but not limited to the importance of drinking water and exercising; high levels of metals such as mercury in our systems; detoxification; the effects of emotions such as anger, pride, and anxiety on our body; the importance of consuming living foods and foods that need to be eliminated from our diets; the diet deception; toxins in our homes; and so much more. This book can be a guide to living a healthy lifestyle. It is easy to read and understand. Every person who reads this book will find at least one way to have a healthier lifestyle. Self-discipline is very important in applying the personal health choices encouraged by the author. However, to do everything that Dr. Colbert suggests will be difficult for the average person." -- Joy G. Cowart

    Collins, Francis S., The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief, ISBN: 0743286391 9780743286398.
    "A head of the Human Genome Project and former atheist presents a scientific argument for the existence of God, revealing how science can support faith by citing the areas of nature that can and cannot be fully explained by Darwinian evolution." -- Publisher

    Cooke, Dennis, Persecuting Zeal: A Portrait of Ian Paisley, ISBN: 0863222226 9780863222221.

    Cooke, Henry, John Edgar, and Thomas Houston, The True Psalmody: or, The Bible Psalms, the Church's Only Manual of Praise, ISBN: 0524023336 9780524023334. Alternate title: TRUE PSALMODY.

    Cooke, Ronald N., Antichrist Exposed: The Reformed and Puritan View of the Antichrist, 2 volumes (Max Meadows, VA [RR3, Box 486, 24360 USA]: Truth International Ministries). Alternate titles: THE REFORMED AND PURITAN VIEW OF ANTICHRIST.
    "Dr. Cooke's latest opus is the brilliant, THE REFORMED AND PURITAN VIEW OF ANTICHRIST. This work is an overview much needed in the Christian Church today." -- Publisher
    "Contents: Dedication | Introduction | Foreword by Dr. Ian Paisley | The rise to power of the historical man of sin: Antichrist in the early church | The growth of the papacy | Gregory the great and the expansion of papal power | The pornocracy of the antichrist | The deceptions of the antichrist | The end of the first millennium | The identification of the antichrist in pre-reformation times in the Roman Catholic system: Cryptic accusations made against the papacy (Malachy O'Morgair, Hildegard Von Bingen, Gerhoh of Reichersberg) | Joachim of Fiore | Charges and counter charges of antichrist | The pope is the antichrist | The dissenters of the Middle Ages and their struggle with the Roman antichrist | The Paulicians | The Vaudois | The Cathari or Albigenses | Minor groups of the Middle Ages (Petrobrusians, Amalricians, Beguins, Apostles of Christ, Contemporary Manichaeans, Lombards) | John Wyclif | The testimony of the Lollards against antichrist | John Huss and the Hussites | The inquisition and the Roman Catholic apostasy | The inquisitorial activities of the historical man of sin | The auto de fe | The reformer's view of the antichrist: The dawning of the reformation era | Martin Luther | Luther and his battle with the antichrist | John Calvin | Ulrich Zwingli | Philip Melanchthon | Martin Bucer | Heinrich Bullinger | The reformation in England: William Tyndale | Nicholas Ridley | John Bradford | The other English reformers testified against the historical man of sin | John Bale | John Foxe | The Huguenots and the man of sin | Francis Turretin's identification of the man of sin | The historic baptist view of the antichrist | John Bunyan | The Puritans: The identification of the antichrist by the Puritans (William Whitaker, Archbishop Usher, Joseph Mede, John Owen, James Durham) | The Puritans in general | Cranks and fanatics on antichrist | Historic Presbyterianism and the man of sin (John Knox, Albert Barnes, Charles Hodge, Patrick Fairbairn) | The early congregationalist view of antichristrist (Jonathan Edwards) | John Wesley and Methodism on the papacy | The confessions of faith | Modern Roman catholic views | Attempts of the papal apologists to nullify the accusation of the reformers: The three main approaches the apocalypse (Preterist, Futurist, Historical) | The three approaches to the apocalypse (Preterist, Futurist, Historical) | The three Jesuit views of antichristrist (Ribera and lacunza - futurism, Bellarmine, Lapide, Bossuet) | The various assumptions of protestant interpreters in support of the Jesuit-Romanist-future-only antichristrist | Antichrist is still with us today | The Jesuits and modern America | Pathetic protestantism | False doctrines taught for centuries by the man of sin are still taught today: The false sacrament of the mass | Purgatory another present deception of the man of sin | The worship of Mary another present deception of the man of sin | The present lying signs and wonders of the man of sin | Deception and false prophets | The weakness of a future-only antichrist: An unreal fantastic superman must be created to take over the entire world in three-and-a-half years | False religions are anti-Christian and yet oppose secularism | The future anti-Christrist affects no one today | The problem which futurists have with a future-only antichristrist | Conclusion. Christ triumphs over antichristrist: confusion and blasphemy | Christ, the invincible and only mediator between God and man."

    *Coleman, John, Diplomacy by Deception, ISBN: 0964010488 9780964010482.
    "True and accurate account of the treasonous conduct by the British and American governments. An account of how their citizens are deceived by policies provoking actions that are totally detrimental to the well being of their citizens.
    "Thoroughly research, the book provides unpublished information on the gulf war and the Bolshevik Revolution. The chapter on covert actions throws new light on the murder of Martin Luther King, Pope John Paul, and other notables marked for elimination.
    "The bloodshed that resulted from the creation of an artificial `Saudi Arabia;' the foreign policy making role of the petroleum industry; the rape of Mexico by British and American oil barons; the revolutions they ignited which cost thousands upon thousands of lives; British conquest of India, the pernicious Indian `apartheid' caste system. These are some of the subjects dealt with in this historic exposé of how our governments deceive us under the color of diplomacy.
    "DIPLOMACY BY DECEPTION tells us that the United Nations is a war-making body, not a peace-keeping organization, and how the Rockefellers and Alger Hiss, aided by the top Illuminati Dulles family, got the United States involved with the United Nations. There is a masterly analysis of constitutional roadblocks barring U.S. membership of the United Nations that will come as a surprise and leave no doubt that we are not now, nor can we ever be, a member of the United Nations.
    "DIPLOMACY BY DECEPTION will forever alter your perception of the two leading governments in Western civilization. This is an excellent companion book to the COMMITTEE OF 300 by the same author." -- Publisher

    Collinges, John, The Excellent Woman.

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

    Cotton, John, A Practical Commentary, or An Exposition with Observations, Reasons, and Uses, upon the First Epistle General of John, the second edition much corrected and enlarged, with the addition of an alphabetical table not in the former edition, 1658. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Cotton, John (1584-1652), Singing of Psalms a Gospel Ordinance. Alternate title: SINGING OF PSALMES A GOSPEL-ORDINANCE. OR, A TREATISE, WHEREIN ARE HANDLED THESE FOURE PARTICULARS. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "An early American treatise wherein are handled four particulars concerning exclusive Psalmody: the duty itself, the matter to be sung, the singers and the manner of singing. This is a facsimile of 1647 edition." -- Publisher

    Cotton, John, Richard Mather, John Eliot, and Thomas Weld, Bay Psalm Book, 1640. Alternate title: THE BAY PSALM BOOK: THE VVHOLE BOOKE OF PSALMES.
    Preface to the Bay Psalm Book, 1640

    *Cotton, John (1584-1652, editor), and The Westminster Assembly (1643-1652), New England Primer: Improved for the More Easy Attaining the True Reading of English. To Which is Added The Assembly of Divines, and Mr. Cotton's Catechism. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language.
    "THE NEW ENGLAND PRIMER was the first textbook ever printed in America and was used to teach reading and Bible lessons in our schools until the twentieth century. In fact, many of the Founders and their children learned to read from THE PRIMER. This pocket-size edition is an historical reprint of the 1777 version used in many schools during the Founding Era." -- Publisher
    "THE NEW ENGLAND PRIMER was one of the greatest books ever published. It went through innumerable editions; it reflected in a marvelous way the spirit of the age that produced it, and contributed, perhaps more than any other book except the BIBLE, to the molding of those sturdy generations that gave to America its liberty and its institutions.
    "The Founding Fathers of this country and other Americans learned to read from this little treasure. There is much that we can learn about them and the way they thought by examining its contents. The true study of history should incorporate the study of what motivated people to do the things they did. This reprint makes for great classroom discussion. It makes for an excellent addition to any American History class at all grade levels and all ages. It is pocket-size, and kids and adults love it. I highly recommend it!" -- Reader's Comment
    "WEBSTER'S BLUE-BACKED SPELLING BOOK and the NEW ENGLAND PRIMER were basic, foundational textbooks used in the schools of our Republic in the 18th and 19th centuries.
    "These two textbooks prove our founding fathers expected moral truths to be taught in every school subject." -- Reader's Comment
    The New-England Primer Improved for the More Easy Attaining the True Reading of English: To Which is Added The Assembly of Divines, and Mr. Cotton's Catechism (1777)

    Couper, W.J., Richard Owen Roberts, et al., Scotland saw His Glory: A History of Revivals in Scotland, ISBN: 0926474162 9780926474161.
    "Revivals are sometimes classed among movements that are due to ignorance, fanaticism, and unhealthy imitation. The story of Scottish revivals is inspiring for the role played by men of scholarship, wisdom, and prudence, and does much to remove the prejudice. Describing the effects of the revival in Easter Ross about the middle of the eighteenth century, Hugh Miller wrote that they were felt 'for more than eighty years after. There were few dwellings, however humble, in which regularly as the day rose and set, family worship was not kept; and in the course of an evening walk, the voice of Psalms might be heard from almost every hamlet.' What Hugh Miller wrote of his native district could be said of many another place during the long history of revivals in Scotland." -- Publisher

    Covenanted General Assembly of the Church of Scotland, Directions of the General Assembly Concerning Secret and Private Worship, and Mutual Edification, For Cherishing Piety, For Maintaining Unity, and Avoiding Schism and Division, 1647. Alternate title: FAMILY WORSHIP: MR. THOMAS MANTON'S EPISTLE TO THE READER OF THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH AND LARGER AND SHORTER CATECHISMS.

    Covenanted Ministers of Scotland, William Guthrie, Michael Bruce, John Welwood, Richard Cameron, Donald Cargill, Sermons Delivered in Times of Persecution in Scotland, ISBN: 1899003959 9781899003952. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    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'." -- Reader's Comment
    "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.

    Cox, Donald, Mafia Wipeout: How the Feds put Away an Entire Mob Family, ISBN: 094400752X 9780944007525.

    Craig, John (1512-1600), Communion Catechism (1592).
    Craig, John, Communion Catechism (1592)

    Craighead, Alexander (1707-1766), The Reasons of Mr. Alexander Craighead's Receding From the Present Judicatories of This Church, Together With its Constitution; To Which is Annexed a Preface to the Reader, to Discover the Basis or Foundation on Which the Reasons are Built (Philadelphia, PA: B. Franklin, 1743). Presbyterian Historical Society Microcard Evans no. 40299.
    "Craighead adhered to the Reformed Presbyterians from 1742 to 1749, but was never actually received as an RP minister. John Cuthbertson, who was sent out by the Reformed Presbytery in Scotland in 1751, was the first RP minister to serve in the New World. It fell to him, together with Matthew Linn and Alexander Dobbin, to organize the Reformed Presbytery, on March 10, 1774, at Paxtang, Pennsylvania. The printer was Benjamin Franklin!" -- Gordon J. Keddie "Bring the Book: A Bibliography of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, 1743 -- 1992" in REFORMED PRESBYTERIANS IN THE NEW WORLD, a special issue of Semper Reformadnda, Vol. 1, No. 3, Fall 1992, ISSN# 1065-3783.
    Craighead, Alexander (1707-1766), The Reasons of Mr. Alexander Craighead's Receding From the Present Judicatories of This Church . . . 1743

    Craighead, Ernest Schwartz (b. 1888), Craighead Ministers: In Ulster and Colonial America, Scotch-Irish Presbyterian, 1633-1799, 3 volumes (Pittsburgh, PA: E.S. Craighead, 1954).
    "Named Person: Craighead family (Alexander Craighead, 1707-1766), Craighead, Alexander, 1707-1766.
    "Note(s): Typescript and mimeograph./ Chronology, chronology supplement and genealogy of Rev. Alexander Craighead, his eight children and their descendants."

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

    *Craighead, James Geddes (1832-1895), Scotch and Irish Seeds in American Soil: The Early History of the Scotch and Irish Churches, and Their Relations to the Presbyterian Church of America, ISBN: 9780548177631 0548177635 0790546221 (microfiche).
    "These extraordinary resolves were sent by a messenger to the Congress in Philadelphia, and were printed in the Cape Fear Mercury, Adam Boyd, editor, and were widely distributed throughout the province. A copy of them was transmitted by Sir James Wright, then Governor of Georgia, to England, in a letter of June 20, 1775. And the paper containing these resolutions may still be seen in the British State-Paper Office. . . ."
    "Bancroft [the historian George Bancroft] stated `The first voice publicly raised in America to dissolve all connection with Great Britain came from the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians'." -- James Geddes Craighead, pp. 329, 330
    Early history includes the history of the Covenanted Reformation. See: Chapter IX: "Emigration of Scotch and Scotch-Irish to America and Chapter X: "Foreign Ministers in America" which lists pastors, their time of arrival, and their place of ministry.

    Cramer, Raymond L., The Psychology of Jesus and Mental Health.

    Cremin, Lawrence A., The Wonderful World of Ellwood Patterson Cubberley; An Essay on the Historiography of American Education.

    Cullen, Ellie, Ann Louise Gittleman (foreword), and Betty Kamen (introduction), Normal Blood Test Scores Aren't Good Enough! A Complete Guide to Understanding Preventive Blood Testing, ISBN: 0971628300 9780971628304.
    A leading guide to preventive blood testing.
    "A complete guide to understanding preventive blood testing.
    "In this informative, easy-to-understand guide to the chronically misunderstood subject of preventive blood testing, Ellie Cullen, a Registered Nurse with over 24 years of hands-on, clinical experience, teaches you how to use simple blood tests to learn your body's current-and future!-state of health.
    "This one-of-a-kind health companion also contains 20 fascinating case studies detailing how the health secrets contained within helped real-life sufferers of heart disease, cancer, obesity, arthritis, even infertility! In addition, a comprehensive guide to over 60 specific blood tests make this book an invaluable tool in taking charge of your personal health today!
    "Foreword by Ann Louise Gittleman, ND, author of the USA Today Best Seller THE FAT FLUSH PLAN and Introduction by Betty Kamen, Ph.D. author of HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY: HOW TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION. -- Publisher
    "Ellie Cullen, a registered nurse, is one of the world's leading experts on using blood analysis to customize diet and wellness plans to individual biochemistry. Her many years as a consultant to physicians and other healthcare professionals has resulted in Ellie working with thousands of clients nationally and internationally.
    "Ellie has been a licensed Registered Nurse for more than thirty years. She trained at Johns Hopkins, and has over twenty-five years of extensive clinical nursing, nutrition, and lifestyle consulting experience. She has personally overcome arthritis and low blood sugar using her YFH system.
    "Ellie is the Founder and CEO of YFH (Your Future Health), a leader in the preventive blood testing industry. Specializing in HealthPrints, YFH has been helping people understand, improve, and take control of their health for the past twenty-three years."
    Your Future Health
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    *Culverwel, Nathanael, An Elegant and Learned Discourse of the Light of Nature With Severall Other Treatises: viz. The Schisme, The act of Oblivion, The Childes Returne, The Panting Soul, Mount Ebal, The White Stone, Spiritual Opticks, The Worth of Souls, 1654. Alternate title: OF THE LIGHT OF NATURE. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    " 'The work here reprinted is chiefly remarkable on three grounds, as a literary curiosity, as a monument of philosophical genius, and as a masterly discussion of the subject of which it treats, hardly surpassed in the course of British Ethics,' writes Cairns in his critical essay prefaced to this volume. Moreover, Cairns continues by calling this book a 'series of most important utterances upon all the fundamental questions of philosophy and theology . . . the theory of knowledge, the theory of conscience, and the theory of faith.'
    "John Brown, in his preface, notes that 'the design of the Discourse of the Light of Nature was, on the one hand to vindicate the use of reason, in matters of religion.'
    "Furthermore, Brown calls Culverwel 'a decided Parliament-man, and a friend of the Solemn League and Covenant,' and speaks of his 'Calvinism, Puritanism, and deep spiritual religion.' He also calls him 'a man of genius, learning, eloquence, and piety.' This is a classic Puritan resource for anyone interested in advanced ethics, epistemology or a myriad of other pressing questions related to God's law and philosophy." -- Publisher

    *Cunningham, John (1819-1893), The Ordinance of Covenanting, 1843. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #3, #27.
    "This book is considered by many as the classic work on covenanting. 'The theology of Covenanting is here unfolded with a richness of scriptural research and a maturity of intellectual strength which would have made the grey eye of Peden glisten with delight. The treatise is a valuable addition to that solid theological literature of which the Reformed Presbyterian Church has produced repeated and enduring specimens, and stamps Mr. Cunningham as a distinguished disciple of the thoughtful and scriptural school of Mason and the Symingtons' (Presbyterian Review (1844), as cited by Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant).
    "The author himself notes that 'prayer and the offering of praise are universally admitted to be duties of religion. The Scriptures announce a place among these for the exercise of solemn Covenanting . . . What the word of God unfolds concerning it, is addressed to the most resolute consideration of all, and is capable of engaging the most extensive and prolonged investigation. And yet, though none have found this subject, like all God's judgements, else than a great deep, still in meditating upon it, the ignorant have been brought to true knowledge, and the wise have increased in wisdom. 'The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant' (Psalm 25:14) . . . Mutual federal engagements, concerning things religious and civil, whether entered into merely by simple promise, or confirmed by the solemn oath, have been made from the highest antiquity to the present. The hostility to some such engagements, and also the proud disregard for their obligation, which have been evinced by some in all ages, demand a most careful examination into their nature and design . . . Furnished with the key of Scripture, approaching the subject, we are enabled to open the mysteries in which ignorance and prejudice had shut it up; and equipped with the armour of light shooting forth its heavenly radiance, in safety to ourselves we assail the darkness thrown around it, and behold the instant flight of the spirits of error which that darkness contains. Standing alone in beauteous attractions descended from heaven upon it, this service beckons us to approach it, and engages to connect extensive good with a proper attention to its claims. The observance, under various phases, is described in Scripture as an undisputed and indisputable reality.'
    "In this book Cunningham exhaustively covers the subject of covenanting in over 400 pages. He deals with the manner, duty and nature of covenanting (including personal and social covenanting), the obligation covenanting confers, how covenanting is provided for in the everlasting covenant, how it is adapted to the moral constitution of man and how it is according to the purposes of God. Numerous Divine examples are cited from Scripture and covenanting is shown to be one of the great privileges of the Christian life.
    "An interesting chapter covers 'Covenanting Enforced By the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals;' which touches on circumcision, baptism, the Sabbath, the Priesthood, the new heart and the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ. Furthermore, this book demonstrates how God's approbation rested upon Covenanters in former ages, how covenanting is predicted in prophecy, how it is recommended by the practice of the New Testament Church and at what seasons it is appropriate. The appendices touch on the relationship of covenanting to immoral and unscriptural civil governments, the Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland, the British constitution and the apostasy of the Revolution settlement.
    "Additionally, Cunningham acknowledges that the true church is 'bound by the obligations of the Church of God is past times' and is still obligated to pay what it has vowed to the Lord in those magnificent attainments of the second Reformation (the epitome of these attainments being embodied in the Solemn League and Covenant and the Westminster Standards).
    "If you are interested in the ordinance of covenanting this is the most extensive treatment you will find in one book. It is a gold mine of Scriptural references and should be read at least once by everyone who calls upon the name of Christ." -- Publisher
    "David Steele dedicated this work [NOTES ON THE APOCALYPSE -- compiler] to John Cunningham (1819-1893), author of THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTING." -- Publisher
    The Ordinance of Covenanting

    *Cunningham, William (1805-1861), Church and State, the Biblical View: A Compilation of Articles From Some of the Best Christian Minds in History. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #23.
    "A compilation of articles from some of the best Christian minds in history, including Cunningham, Smeaton, M'Crie, Symington, Gillespie, the Westminster Divines, Bannerman, Owen and Shaw. This book shows that, generally speaking, the leaders of the Reformed faith have all come to substantial agreement regarding what the Scriptures teach about Christ's Kingship over the nations and the Church. Establishmentarianism is clearly seen to be the historically Reformed consensus, and this has a huge impact on the way one views both the Church and the state, in relation to Scripture." -- Publisher

    Cunningham, William (1805-1861), Defence of the Rights of the Christian People in the Appointment of Ministers: From the Constitutional Standards and History of the Church of Scotland: With Continuation of Strictures on Mr. Robertson's Observations on the Veto Act, 1840.

    *Cunningham, William (1805-1861), Historical Theology: A Review of the Principal Doctrinal Discussions in the Christian Church Since the Apostolic Age, 2 volumes. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #16.
    "TWO LARGE VOLUMES totaling just under 1300 pages. The definitive work on doctrinal history. Compares the truth to the three major heretical system: Romanism, Socinianism (an old form of liberalism), and Arminianism. Covers the most important disputes, focusing in on significant points of controversy in each. The value of this set should not be underestimated, for it is an antidote against much of the innovative folly so prevalent in our day. As Iain Murray, concerning human pride and scriptural interpretation, succinctly points out, 'Instead of beginning with a realization that God in His providence had already caused His Church to investigate and settle at least the great majority of Biblical doctrines, the Church, flattered by the supposed possession of superior light, began to despise the old doctrinal standards and to construct a 'creed' anew, as though the faith of the previous eighteen centuries counted for nothing. Nor were the evangelicals free from this plague; even they took up the slogans that 'Christianity is not a doctrine but a life' and that to express the truth systematically is an abuse of logic -- as though to think illogically was a mark of true spirituality!' J.J. Bonar stated that Cunningham's 'grasp and vantage of the field of theological discussion' was 'of inestimable value.' This set is certainly one of the most useful items we carry and is much needed in our day." -- Publisher

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

    Cunningham, William (1805-1861), Lecture on the Nature and Lawfulness of Union Between Church and State: Delivered at Edinburgh on the 27th November, 1834: Being the First of a Series of Lectures, at the Request of "The Edinburgh Young Men's Association for the Promoting the Interests of the Church of Scotland".

    Cunningham, William (1805-1861), Oneness With Christ in his Death. In Sermons From 1828 to 1860. (365-78). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #29.

    *Cunningham, William (1805-1861), The Scottish Reformation, Tercentenary of. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive
    " 'Contains papers read at this commemoration in August of 1860 by Cunningham, Begg, Symington, Hetherington, M'Crie, Wylie, Binnie and others. Notes that 'Next to the advent of our blessed Saviour, the Reformation from Popery is the most remarkable and glorious event recorded in modern history.' Shows how the Reformation affected every area of life in Scotland." -- Publisher

    Cunningham, William (1805-1861), Sermons From 1828 to 1860. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #29.

    *Cunningham, William (1805-1861), The Westminster Confession on the Relationship Between Church and State. Alternate title: REMARKS ON THE TWENTY-THIRD CHAPTER OF THE CONFESSION OF FAITH, AS BEARING ON EXISTING CONTROVERSIES. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #25.
    "Chapter eight excerpted from DISCUSSIONS ON CHURCH PRINCIPLES. Answers the false claims that the Westminster Divines contradicted themselves on this issue and/or that they were Erastians. Proves that changes made to the original Westminster Confession, concerning church and state issues, were in error -- clearly demonstrating why this is so." -- Publisher
    The Westminster Confession on the Relation Between Church and State, William Cunningham

    Cunningham, William (1805-1861), and Reg Barrow, Apostolic Presbyterianism

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

    Cunningham, William (1805-1861), James Buchanan, and James Bannerman, The Works of William Cunningham, 4 volumes.

    Dabney, Robert L. (1820-1898), The Attractions of Popery. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #15.

    Dabney, Robert L. (1820-1898), The Christian's Duty Towards His Enemies. In Discussions: Evangelical and Theological, (1:706-721).

    Dabney, Robert L. (1820-1898), A Discourse on the use and Results of Church History.
    "Delivered by Robert L. Dabney, May 8, 1854, at his induction into the professorship of Ecclesiastical History and Polity in Union Theological Seminary, Virginia." -- Publisher

    *Dabney, Robert Lewis (1820-1898), Discussions: Evangelical and Theological, 2 volumes, ISBN: 0851513506 9780851513508. Alternate title: DISCUSSIONS OF ROBERT LEWIS DABNEY.
    "Warfield called Dabney 'the most conspicuous figure and the leading theological guide of the Southern Presbyterian Church, the most prolific theological writer that Church has as yet produced.' These three volumes of articles and essays vindicate Warfield's statement. 'This is not a book to be read and returned to the library shelf,' states the well known Baptist minister Al Martin, 'rather, as I have found to my own profit, it ought to be read, digested, and kept close at hand as a guide, companion and constant prod to us.' Dr. Archibald Alexander called Dabney, 'the best teacher of theology in the United States, if not the world.' Freundt notes, 'Dabney championed the doctrines of Calvinism and applied them consistently and practically to the great issues of his times'." -- Publisher
    Discussions of Robert Lewis Dabney Vol. 1: Evangelical and Theological.

    Dabney, Robert L. (1820-1898), The Moral Effects of a Free Justification. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (DISCUSSIONS: EVANGELICAL AND THEOLOGICAL, VOL. 1) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #20.
    "I admit it. It is hard for me to be patient with modern 'Calvinist' theologians who say that the moral law is not the rule of life for the Christian. That this is legalism. I plead with such to read Dabney's article, also in DISCUSSIONS VOLUME 1..
    "Here is a small sample, 'There is no law superior to God, restraining his holy and righteous discretion as to the shape in which his justice shall demand and receive its satisfaction. Hence, when divine mercy proposed a vicarious satisfaction, the free, optional acceptance of the Sovereign was as essential to its validity as the divine worthiness of the Substitute. Now, the greater includes the less, and the whole its parts. If the divine creditor has discretionary right to devise and accept a substitution, of course he has the included right, when he accepts it, to reserve any terms or conditions with the released debtor which he chooses. What terms he has seen fit, in his mercy, holiness and wisdom, to reserve and stipulate with us sinners, is therefore simply a question of fact. What saith he in his gospel of this? The substance of the answer is this: That he graciously accepts Christ as the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth, reserving to himself these two points -- both entirely consistent with a blessed reconciliation -- that the beneficiary shall still observe the law as his rule of holy living (though no longer as his covenant of works), and that the Father shall have the option of chastening the reconciled child during his militant state, for his good, in love and not in wrath. These things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. Whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth. Now, such being the transactions, and God having expressly stipulated these reservations in the very offer of his mercy, it is a simple impertinence to say that he can no longer require obedience of us without claiming the same debt twice'." -- Reader's Comment

    *Dabney, Robert Lewis, On the War Between the States. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Three articles by Dabney (94 pages) including his 'True Courage,' and 'Stonewall Jackson,' for whom he was Chief of Staff during this war." -- Publisher

    *Dabney, Robert L. (1820-1898), Systematic Theology.
    An R.L. Dabney Anthology

    *Dabney, Robert Lewis (1820-1898), and Benjamin Breckinridge, Women's Rights Women (Feminism, Infidel Democracy, Egalitarianism and . . ). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

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

    *D'Aubigné, J.H. Merle (1794-1872), Discourses and Essays, Family Worship, Lutheranism and Calvinism, etc. (1846), ISBN: 1599250187 9781599250182. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "A great part of these productions were presented to the public for the first time, in English, when this volume first appeared. President of the Theological Seminary of Geneva, Merle D'Aubigné is best know for his massive history of the great reformation. [HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION IN EUROPE IN THE TIME OF CALVIN -- compiler]. Concerning this book, Baird, in the introduction, writes, 'it would be hard to find in any language an equal number (of essays), that can be compared with them.' Furthermore, he notes that they 'possess one grand characteristic: that of a glorious baptism, if I may so express myself, into the spirit of the Reformation.' Includes Merle D'Aubigné's 'Family Worship,' 'Lutheranism and Calvinism,' and fifteen more articles." -- Publisher

    *Davies, Samuel, The Divine Government the Joy of the World. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Expands upon the reign and rule of King Jesus and the great blessings that this entails." -- Publisher
    The Divine Government the Joy of the World, Samuel Davies

    *Davies, Samuel (1723-1761, editor), et al., The Godly Family: A Series of Essays on the Duties of Parents and Children, ISBN: 1877611735 9781877611735, 341 pages.
    "Gary Ezzo has collected 16 essays and sermons from 17th and 18th century pastors on ordering a godly home. The book is divided into four section: 1) The Importance of Family Religion, 2) The Duties of Parents, 3) The Duties of Children, 4) The Eternal Family. . . . All of these have been retypeset and updated for easier reading." -- Publisher
    "The necessity and excellence of family religion / by Samuel Davies -- The great duty of family religion / by George Whitefield -- A plain and serious address on the important subject of family religion / by Philip Doddridge -- Parental duties illustrated / by Samuel Worcester -- The duties of parents towards their children / by Henry Venn -- Disciplining children / by Arthur Hildersham -- On the method of instructing children / by Henry Venn -- Four sermons on the religious education of children / by Philip Doddridge -- Blessings consequent upon parental fidelity / by Thomas Houston -- The duties of children to their parents / by Samuel Stennett -- The duties of children / by Henry Venn -- Heaven considered as a family / by Samuel Stennett."

    Davis, Jefferson, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government, ISBN: 0306804182 9780306804182 0306804190 9780306804199.
    "Anyone who enjoyed this book MUST also read AMERICA'S CAESAR by Durand . . . . His book goes into much more detail over the question of state sovereignty. The right to secede wasn't questioned until all of the founding fathers had passed away and their personal reactions and testimony could no longer be given. Also, one much remember that in 1830, the transcripts of the debates at the constitutional convention were still 'locked' and were not available to the public. The right of secession was not only acknowledged prior to the 1830's, but it was one of the most sacred rights. William Rawle's (a Federalist even), textbook 'A View to the Constitution of the US' even held that states had the right to secede and this book was used as a textbook at West Point up until the early 1840's and is still in the West Point library to this day. . . ." -- Reader's Comment
    "While there is plenty of information for virtually anyone interested in that period (there is detailed information about battles, insights by the president on figures living at the time, etc.), what truly makes the book such a fascinating read is the constitutional analysis (particularly regarding the secession question, but also going into the grievances by the Confederate states as well), found therein.
    "I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It is a magnum opus in Southern literature. . . .
    "If there is a negative to this book, it is the poorly-written introduction by leftist and Lincoln apologist McPhearson. I don't know why he was chosen to write the forward, but it is best ignored. -- Reader's Comment

    Davis, Mike, The Monster at our Door: The Global Threat of Avian Flu, ISBN: 1595580115 9781595580115.
    Apparently an example of how wrong health science can be. -- compiler, April 7, 2014.
    "From the acclaimed writer The Nation calls the "master of disaster prose," a terrifying forecast of a new global threat.
    " 'We are talking at least seven million deaths, but maybe more -- 10 million, 20 million, and the worst case, 100 million.' -- Shigeru Omi, Regional Director, Western Pacific Office of the World Health Organization, November 2004
    "Avian influenza is a viral asteroid on a collision course with humanity. In 1918, a pandemic strain of influenza killed at least 40 million people in three months. Now, leading researchers believe, another world catastrophe is imminent.
    "A virus of astonishing lethality, known as H5N1, has become entrenched in the poultry and wild bird populations of East Asia. It kills two out of every three people it infects. The World Health Organization warns that it is on the verge of mutating into a super-contagious pandemic form that could visit several billion homes within two years.
    "In this urgent and extraordinarily frightening book, Mike Davis reconstructs the scientific and political history of a viral apocalypse in the making, exposing the central roles of agribusiness and the fast-food industries, abetted by corrupt governments, in creating the ecological conditions for the emergence of this new plague. He also details the scandalous failure of the Bush administration, obsessed with hypothetical 'bio-terrorism,' to safeguard Americans from the greatest biological threat since HIV/AIDS." -- Publisher
    "Sorry, but I won't review this book per se. It is too scary. I will tell you that almost 100 percent of what the author says is true. The bottom line is: There will be a deadly world wide pandemic. Millions will die. It will be revealed that the White House has left us unprotected. It will be just like New Orleans with many more deaths. Without going into the facts in the book, which should be mandatory reading by those in command of our country, my message to Americans is to go to your doctors and get a prescription for 10 tablets of Tamiflu, 75mg. Tamiflu is made by Hoffman La-Roche pharmaceuticals in Switzerland. It is an anti viral pill, and at the present time is considered the best medicine to protect against the Avian Virus . . . . H5N1. Good luck. We're last in line, as the other major nations of the world have orders in front of us that may take Hoffman La-Roche years to fill. However, I want you to know that there is another anti viral medicine which our country is stock piling: Relenza from Glaxco Smith-Kline in Australia. The rub is that this is not a pill, but must be inhaled. Nevertheless, that may be the solution for our country. As for the new Avian immunization vaccine developed by Dr. Robert Webster, at St. Jude's hospital in Memphis, using reverse engineering, the dose needed is so high that the amount of vaccine that our government is stockpiling will protect only a few million people. So, there you are. There is one possibility that can save us all. The H5N1 Avian virus is not easily transmitted from birds to humans. Since the late nineties, when the virus first appeared in China, approximately 60 people have died. If the H5N1 virus mutates or assorts with a human common flu virus or cold, then we will have a deadly pandemic, and millions will die, because humans will not have immunity. If our government can develop a crash program to produce the avian virus vaccine, then we and all the people of the world might be saved! And finally depending on how the virus mutates or assorts, the vaccine may not work. That is always a possibility. There is one other solution. Our government should violate the legal exclusivity of Hoffman La-Roch, and manufacture Tamiflu on a grand scale.
    "On that happy ending I advise every American to get a prescription for Tamiflu 75 mg and to read this book. Wake up America as to what is happening in the world around you!!" -- Donald E. Olds
    "MacArthur fellow Mike Davis is the author of several books, including CITY OF QUARTZ, Ecology of Fear, Late Victorian Holocausts, Dead Cities, and -- with Kelly Mayhew and Jim Miller -- UNDER THE PERFECT SUN. He lives in San Diego."

    Dawson, Jan C., The Unusable Past: America's Puritan Tradition, 1830 to 1930, ISBN: 0891307214 9780891307211 0891307222 9780891307228.
    "An examination of how American thinkers and writers reinterpreted the Puritan tradition from the Romantic period to the Great Depression. Drawing from major literary, historical, religious, and journalistic sources, this study traces the reasons for the decline of Puritan influence from the time when New Englanders still wrestled with the inscrutability of Divine Providence to the indifference and even hostility toward Puritanism of the late 1930's." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Defoe, Daniel (1661?-1731), De Foe's Summary of the Sufferings of the Covenanters, 1843. Alternate title: TRACTS ON THE MARTYRS AND COVENANTERS, 1843, NO. 25: 'DE FOE'S SUMMARY OF THE SUFFERINGS OF THE COVENANTERS.'

    Defoe, Daniel (1661?-1731), Lex Talionis, or, An Enquiry Into the Most Proper Ways to Prevent the Persecution of the Protestants in France, 1698.

    DelFattore, Joan, The Fourth R: Conflicts Over Religion in America's Public Schools, ISBN: 0300102178 9780300102178.
    "Traces the evolution of school-prayer battles from the early 1800s, when children were beaten or expelled for refusing to read the KING JAMES BIBLE, to current disputes over prayer at public-school football games . . . explores the enduring tension between people of goodwill who wish the schools to promote majoritarian beliefs, and equally well-meaning (and often religious), people who deplore any government influence in religious matters." -- Publisher

    *Delitzsch, Franz, A System of Biblical Psychology, 2nd edition (Edinburg, Scotland: 1869).
    "The greatest single work on Biblical psychology ever written."

    Dell, William (d. 1664), Right Reformation, or the reformation of the church of the New Testament, represented in Gospel-light. In a sermon preached . . . November 25, 1646. By William Dell.

    Dennis, John (1657-1734), The Danger of Priestcraft to Religion and Government: With Some Politick Reasons for Toleration, occasion'd by a discourse of Mr. Sacheverel's intitul'd The Political Union &c., lately printed at Oxford: in a letter to a new-elected member of Parliament, 1702.

    Dennis, John (1657-1734), Priestcraft Distinguish'd From Christianity, 1718.
    Shewing: I. That wicked priests are the real antichrists mention'd in Scripture. -- II. That the corruption of the laity in all Christian states proceeds from the corruption of the clergy. -- III. That there was a more general vertue in the grossest times of paganism, than there has been since our Saviour came into the world. -- IV. That there is a more general vertue in other parts of the globe, than in the Christian world. -- V. That there was a more general vertue in our own nation in the times of our ancestors, than there is in our own times; and that priestcraft, and corruption of manners, have increas'd together.

    Dennis, John (1657-1734), The Select Works of Mr. John Dennis . . . 1718, 2 volumes.
    "Notes: v. l. Poetical works. Priestcraft dangerous to religion and government. Proposal for putting a speedy end to the war, written upon the death of Charles II of Spain. Essay upon publick spirit. Essay on the operas after the Italian manner. -- v. 2. Iphigenia, a tragedy. Liberty asserted, a tragedy. Appius and Virginia, a tragedy. A plot and no plot, or Jacobite credulity, a comedy. Priestcraft distinguish'd from Christianity. The grounds of criticism in poetry. Letters upon several occasions, written by and between Mr. Dryden, Mr. Wycherley, Mr. ---, Mr. Congreve, and the author."

    Dent, Arthur (1706?), The Ruin of Rome, or An Exposition Upon the Whole Revelation. Wherein is plainly shewed and proved, that the Popish religion, together with all the power and authority of Rome, shall ebb and decay still more and more throughout all the churches of Europe, and come to an utter overthrow even in this life, before the end of the world. Written especially for the comfort of Protestants, and the daunting of Papists, Seminary Priests, Jesuits, and all that cursed rabble, 1607. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive

    Dent, Harry, and Betty Dent, Right vs. Wrong: Solutions to the American Nightmare, ISBN: 0840734387 9780840734389.

    Derber, Charles, Regime Change Begins at Home: Freeing America From Corporate Rule, ISBN: 1576752925 9781576752920.

    Dever, Mark, Richard Sibbes: Puritanism and Calvinism in Late Elizabethan and Early Stuart England, ISBN: 0865546576 9780865546578.
    "This book is a historical and theological study of Richard Sibbes (1577-1635), preacher of Gray's Inn, London, and master of Katharine Hall, Cambridge. In the first part of the study, Sibbes' life and ministry are explored, investigating particularly his family and education, and exploring his relationships with individuals, institutions, and the larger church. In the second half of the book, the author investigates Sibbes' theology. Contrary to what has sometimes been suggested, Sibbes was undeniably a Reformed, covenant theologian, and notes the congruity of this with his ecclesiology and with his experience of the Church. The book concludes that a greater historical understanding of Sibbes, and a more careful theological reading of his works cause him to appear more consistent, and less puzzling." -- Publisher

    Dick, James, Christ Bearing Witness to the Truth: A Sermon.

    Dick, John (d. 1684), A Testimony to the Doctrine, Worship, Discipline, and Government of the Church of Scotland, and the Covenanted Work of Reformation as it was Profess'd in the Three Kingdoms: Together With an Account of the Persecution of Some of the Most Eminent in our Days for Their Adherence to the Same, 1684. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

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

    *Dickson, David (1583-1663), Therapeutica Sacra, Shewing Briefly the Method of Healing the Diseases of the Conscience, Concerning Regeneration, 1656. Available (THE WORKS OF DAVID DICKSON), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #20.
    Dickson, David, Therapeutica Sacra: Chapter 4

    "One of the best commentaries on the Westminster Confession of Faith. This item is part of the elder's reading/training list in the Puritan Reformed Church (the church of the Covenanted Reformation)." -- Publisher
    Dickson, David, Truth's Victory Over Error
    Of Justification, from David Dickson's TRUTH'S VICTORY OVER ERROR
    Dickson, David (1583-1663), and Robert Wodrow (1679-1734, short account of the Reverend Mr. David Dickson), Truth's Victory Over Error, or, the True Principles of the Christian Religion, Stated and Vindicated Against the Following Heresies, viz. Arians . . . Vaninians, &c. The whole being a commentary on all the chapters of the Confession of Faith, by way of question and answer: in which, the saving truths of our holy religion are confirmed and established; and the dangerous errors and opinions of its adversaries detected and confuted. (1764)
    Bound with the author's: TRUE CHRISTIAN LOVE.

    *Domhoff, G. William, Who Rules America? Power and Politics, 4th edition, ISBN: 0767416376 9780767416375.
    "Professor Domhoff poses (and answers), these questions:

    "The answers to these questions are not secret, but neither are they everyday news. With the aid of sociological and empirical studies, Domhoff describes the extensive interlocking relationships between the very wealthy class, huge corporations, trade organizations, policy planning organizations, think tanks, and the many ways they influence (and even merge with), our government. After reading this book, one might wonder if the welfare of the common people is ever taken into account in government decisions. And that is the point. Indeed, Domhoff clearly demonstrates that most policy battles in government, though cloaked in rhetoric about the general welfare, are actually fights among different moneyed and powerful interests when their usual interrelationships and consensus building organizations (above) are unable to produce a united front.
    "For a focus on how corporate power has gained control in diverse policy areas in Congress, see recently published (5/1/06), HOSTILE TAKEOVER: HOW BIG MONEY AND CORRUPTION CONQUERED OUR GOVERNMENT -- AND HOW WE TAKE IT BACK by David Sirota. With unusual clarity, Sirota's book also lays bare the myths and lies that corporations and bought-off politicians use to mask the self-serving nature of policies and to promote public acquiescence. Another excellent book, CAPTIVE STATE: THE CORPORATE TAKEOVER OF BRITAIN by George Monbiot, underscores the worldwide nature of this problem.
    "This book also has an informative website at" -- Reader's Comment
    Who Rules America? book website

    Dorrington, Theophilus, The Excellent Woman Described by her True Characters and Their Opposites.

    Downame, George, A Treatise Concerning Antichrist (1603).

    Durant, Will, Caesar and Christ: A History of Roman Civilization and of Christianity From Their Beginnings to A.D. 325, ISBN: 1567310141 9781567310146.

    *Durbin, Michael, All About Derivatives, ISBN: 0071451471 9780071451475.
    "The answer to trading profit growth lies in derivatives. ALL ABOUT DERIVATIVES explains the major derivatives and their key features of each; vital mechanical issues such as storage, settlement, valuation, and payoff; and common types of risk and how to effectively hedge against them. Michael Durbin is known as a derivatives trader and manager for one of the world's largest, most high-profile hedge funds.
    "Everything you need to know about derivatives -- what they are, how they work, and how they can enhance profits and control market risk. Financial derivatives, from standard put and call options to more complex strategies and combinations, are among the most versatile, powerful, and valuable tools available to investors. ALL ABOUT DERIVATIVES introduces you to the many different types of derivatives, providing simple explanations and easy-to-follow methods for using each. . . .
    "Whatever your level of investing expertise, from beginner to veteran, ALL ABOUT DERIVATIVES will give you the information you need to know:
    Contracts -- forwards, futures, swaps, options, and credit derivatives
    Terms -- volatility, arbitrage, the greeks, and many more
    Key mechanics -- storage, settlement, valuation, and payoff
    Pricing methods and mathematics for determining fair value
    Hedging strategies for managing different types of risk
    Leverage -- why it can be your best friend or worst enemy
    And more
    "Michael Durbin is a veteran business systems analyst and project manager specializing in financial derivative trading systems. His projects include high-performance systems for Bank of America, Bank One, and a leading global hedge fund." -- Publisher

    "In 1779, in their TESTIMONY AND WARNING AGAINST THE BLASPHEMIES AND IDOLATRY OF POPERY, the Reformed Presbytery called Durham's COMPLETE COMMENTARY . . . ON THE BOOK OF REVELATION 'the best exposition of that book that has yet been published.' (p. 61n). Had they had the privilege of reading Steele's NOTES ON THE APOCALYPSE we are quite certain that they would have given it a similar endorsement. . . .
    " 'After all that has been written it would not be easy to find a more sensible and instructive work than this old-fashioned exposition . . . the mystery of the Gospel fills it with sweet savour' writes Spurgeon of this work." (cited in Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 318 -- Publisher
    See also:
    Steele, David (1803-1887), Notes on the Apocalypse
    Steele, David, Notes on the Apocalypse

    *Durham, James (1622-1658), Concerning Scandal. A Christian classic. Alternate title: THE DYING MAN'S TESTAMENT TO THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND: OR, A TREATISE CONCERNING SCANDAL. Available (1659 edition), on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
    "The Rise of The Following Treatise
    "Having had occasion to consider the Book of the Revelation, and being on the Epistle to the Church of Pergamos in the second chapter, ground was given to speak something of Scandal, by reason of several doctrines clearly arising from that place. Upon this occasion I did first essay the writing of something of the doctrine of scandal in general, intending only to have spent a sheet or two thereupon, as elsewhere on some other subjects. When this was brought to a close, I found the place to give ground to speak of public church offenses, as they are the object of church discipline and censures. And being convinced, that that subject was not impertinent to be spoken of, I yielded to spend some thoughts upon it also, which did draw to a greater length than at first was intended or was suitable for a digression. This being finished, as it is, and any more thoughts of this subject laid by, it occurred again to me to think of doctrinal scandals or of scandalous errors. And considering that the scandals mentioned in that place, are of such nature, and that such are very frequent in this time, I yielded also to put together what thoughts the Lord would furnish concerning the same, whereupon followed the third part of this treatise.
    "When this was even at the closing, there was a fourth part of the same subject that did occur to me to be thought on, which before that had never been minded, and that was concerning scandalous church divisions. To this my mind and inclination was exceedingly averse at first, as knowing it not only to be difficult in itself to be meddled in, but also exceedingly above me, who am altogether unsuitable to hazard on such a subject. Yet considering the rise of the motion, and how the Lord had helped through the other parts, I did resolve to condescend to follow it, at least so far till it might appear what was his mind to me therein, and accordingly did follow it till it came to the period (whatever it be), that now it is at.
    "This is the true rise and occasion of this treatise, and of the several parts thereof, and therefore I have continued its entry in the original mold thereof, to wit, in laying down some general doctrines from that place of Scripture, and if there is afterward any more particular relation to the second and third chapters of the Revelation than to other Scriptures, this simple narration of the rise thereof may satisfy any concerning the same. Whereof we shall say no more, but first lay down grounds of all from that text, and then proceed in the treatise, which is divided in four parts, upon the reasons formerly hinted."
    "The Grounds of This Treatise
    "Among other things that troubled the church in the primitive times, scandal, or offense, was a chief one. The many directions that are given concerning it, and the reproofs that are of it, show that it is a main piece of a Christian's conversation to walk rightly in reference thereto, and a great evidence of looseness where it is not heeded. On verse 6 [Rev. 2 (Revelation 2:6)], we show that this was a sole fault of the Nicolaitans to be careless of offending, or of giving of offense, and not to regard scandal; and here the Lord holds it forth to be so by comparing it with Balaam's practice (v. 14 [Revelation 5:14]), which is aggreged from this, that he taught Balak to lay a stumbling block before Israel. From which these doctrines may be gathered:

    1. That there is such a fault incident to men in their carriage, even to lay stumbling-blocks before others and to offend them.
    2. That men ought to walk so as not to offend others, or so as to lay no stumbling-block before them. So that it is not enough not to stumble themselves (if this could be separated from the other), but also they ought to be careful not to stumble others.
    3. The Lord takes special notice how men do walk in reference to others in this, and is highly provoked where he sees any guilty of it.
    4. The Devil has ever endeavored to have offenses abounding in the church, and to make some lay such stumbling-blocks before others.
    5. It is most hurtful to the church, and destructive to souls where offenses abound, and men walk not tenderly in reference to these; so that the Lord expresses it with a twofold woe (Matt. 18 [Matthew 18]), as being a woe beyond sword and pestilence.
    6. We may gather that corrupt doctrine never [lacks] offenses joined with it, and that ordinarily those who spread that, are untender in this.
    7. That offenses often accompany the rise and beginning of any work of Christ's among a people; these tares of offenses are ordinarily then sown.
    8. That some offenses are of a public nature, and that church officers should take notice of such, and that it is offensive to Christ when they are overlooked and not taken heed unto.
    9. Church officers, even such as other ways are approved in their carriage and ministry, may fall in this fault, as by comparing the Epistles to Pergamos and Thyatira, is clear.
    10. When officers fall in this fault, it is yet no reprovable thing in members that are pure in respect of their own personal carriage, to continue in communion with such a church, the ordinances other ways being pure." -- Author's Introduction
    "In this work Mr. Durham, in opening and examining the different scandals which deface the visible church, causing both the professed people of God, and the heathen to stumble and fall in the snares of sin and the devil, shows carefully and clearly the various means of avoiding and remedying these offenses, and what the people of God in their various places and stations must do to maintain the beauty of Zion in godliness and holiness, in purity and in peace.
    "James Durham's work on scandal and offense is the first of several books Naphtali Press plans to publish by 17th century Scottish Presbyterians. Many of the works of this group of writers are classic statements on the subjects they treat. This book of Durham's is such a work.
    "John Macleod (SCOTTISH THEOLOGY), says, 'His book on the Scandal of Church divisions has long been looked upon as the Scottish classic on its topic.' John Macpherson (DOCTRINE OF THE CHURCH IN SCOTTISH THEOLOGY), says, 'Taken all in all it is the very best book we have on the subject.' According to James Walker (THE THEOLOGY AND THEOLOGIANS OF SCOTLAND) 'He is the author of a book which once was very famous. For a hundred years and more you find it constantly referred to. Unhappily, as in so many other instances, it has a forbidding, or at all events not an attractive name. Yet I am not sure that anywhere a better idea is to be obtained of our old ecclesiasticism, and of its freedom to a large extent from the severity and rancorousness which have been so often attributed to it, than from the book 'On Scandal,' by this judicious man, who, with his thorough, searching, cumbrous intellect, reminds you not seldom of John Owen.'
    "The work is divided into four parts. The first deals with scandal and offense in general, where he defines these terms, and discusses private offenses between individuals, and how they are given and taken. In the second part he writes concerning public scandals, or such that need to be in some way taken notice of by the government of the church, and the various scriptural teachings on the order, implementation, and motive of church discipline. The third is about scandalous errors; the spreading of error, why it spreads, the Lord's design in it, Satan's devices in spreading error, and the duties of Christians in a time when error prevails. Of particular interest is a lengthy treatment of the minister's duty toward those seduced to error, where the four steps of discovery (or trial), conviction, admonition and rejection of an heretic are discussed. The last part concerns scandalous divisions in the church, how they arise, the evil of them, grounds for unity, things to overlook in order to unite, things to do in order to unite, and how to unify where the division concerns differences in church government.
    "Excerpted from THE DYING MAN'S TESTAMENT TO THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, or, A TREATISE CONCERNING SCANDAL by James Durham. Copyright. Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved." Publisher
    "This book ought to be required reading in seminaries and, indeed, for all who would serve as elders in Christ's church. It will repay careful study and breathe grace into our handling of the disciplinary problems that often confront us. Sessions will find real blessing if they study together Part Two [public scandals], especially." -- Gordon J. Keddie, Semper Reformanda, Vol. 2, No. 3
    "The appearance of a new and handsomely reset edition of James Durham's classic and unique work on ecclesiastical discipline is a timely and welcome event in these days of laxity in doctrine and morality within the church. The author was a Covenanter who ministered in the Church of Scotland during the Cromwellian interregnum. Possessed of a fragrant saintliness and an irenic spirit, he completed this volume on his deathbed, at age 36, under the title, 'The Dying Man's Testament to the Church of Scotland.' Durham grieved over the divisions that racked the Christian community of his time and was concerned that church discipline not be abused either by flagrant neglect or excessive rigor. The weighty scriptural balance he brings to his subject is unequaled." -- Gordon J. Keddie, Semper Reformanda, Vol. 2, No. 3
    "The book is divided into four parts -- Part One: Concerning Scandals in General -- dealing with offences between individual Christians. Part Two -- Concerning Public Scandals -- dealing with church discipline. Part Three: Concerning Doctrinal Scandals -- dealing with the spread of error in the church. Part Four: Concerning Scandalous Divisions -- dealing with divisions between godly men occasioned by such things as different outlooks and practices. The editor has spared no effort to make this old classic readable and useful." -- Austin R. Walker, Banner of Truth, Issue 337
    "In this work Mr. Durham, in opening and examining the different scandals which deface the visible church, causing both the professed people of God, and the heathen to stumble and fall in the snares of sin and the devil, shows carefully and clearly the various means of avoiding and remedying these offenses, and what the people of God in their various places and stations must do to maintain the beauty of Zion in godliness and holiness, in purity and in peace. This edition is based on the text of the edition printed in 1680, with revisions to contemporize the spelling, punctuation, and usage. This book has long been looked upon as the Scottish classic on this topic." -- GCB
    Concerning Scandal (extracts)

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

    *Durham, James (1622-1658), Heaven Upon Earth; In the Serene Tranquility and Calm Composure, in the sweet peace and solid joy of a good conscience, . . . and exercised always to be void of offence toward God and toward men. . . . By. . . Mr. James Durham, . . . Edinburgh, 1732. Available on Puritan Bookshelf CD #17. Available on The Amazing Christian Library, DVD Three, CD #13. (ECCO) Gale Document Number CW3321298280

    *Durham, James (1622-1658), The Unsearchable Riches of Christ and of Grace and Glory in and Through Him; Diligently Searched Into, Clearly Unfolded, and Comfortably Holden Forth, in Fourteen Rich Gospel Sermons Preached on Several Texts, at Communions in Glasgow, 1685. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #29.

    *Durham, James (1622-1658), William Jenkyn (1613-1685), and John Owen (1616-1683), The law Unsealed; or, a Practical Exposition of the Ten Commandments. With a Resolution of Several Momentous Questions and Cases of Conscience, 422 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Durham, a Scottish Covenanter, was known as a 'very candid and searching preacher,' who in an instant was 'in the inmost corners of your bosom,' though with the utmost 'caution and meekness, without giving any of his hearers the smallest ground to fret and repine at his freedom in dealing with them.' (Carstairs cited in the Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 266).
    "John Owen, in his letter introducing the reader to this volume, writes, 'In the whole a full testimony is given, not only against the profligate lives of many, called Christians, but that barren careless profession also, which too many satisfy themselves withal, who pretend more unto the truth and power of religion. And as those who are sincere in their obedience may, in the examination of themselves, by the rules here laid down, discern the decays which possibly they have fallen under in this hour of temptation, which is come on the face of the earth, to try them that dwell therein, so also may they be directed in their Christian course unto the glory of God, and the comfort of their own souls.' Durham's lectures deal with each commandment in order and the volume contains 'An Alphabetical Table of the Principal Matters Handled in the Whole Book;' making it eminently practical, and a very useful aid to the study of God's holy, just, good and spiritual law." (Rom. 7:12 [Romans 7:12]) -- Publisher

    Ebon, Martin, and Carsten Ødsted, The Incredible Story of Stalin's Daughter. Alternate title: SVETLANA: THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF STALIN'S DAUGHTER.

    Edwards, Charles E. (editor), Devotions and Prayers of John Calvin. Alternate title: SCRIPTURE TEXTS, WITH EXPOSITIONS AND SENTENCE PRAYERS FROM CALVIN'S COMMENTARIES ON THE MINOR PROPHETS. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #21.

    Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), Catalogue of Books of Jonathan Edwards, (Princeton, NJ: Princeton Univ. Library, 1931).

    *Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), The end for Which God Created the World, ISBN: 0300011989 9780300011982. Available (THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "When those who are devoid of the Spirit of God and reject revealed religion meet up with the Scriptural doctrine of original sin, their comments expose their hostility towards God and help exhibit the very principle they deny. For example, Smellie comments on one reaction to this work of Edwards as follows: 'Mr. Lechy has condemned the treatise on Original Sin as "one of the most revolting books that have ever proceeded from the pen of man'." Edwards summarizes this book as 'a general defense of that great important doctrine,' and has skillfully answered those who would assail the revealed truth of God's Word at this point. If our doctrine is weak on man's nature and (in)ability, all manner of false 'help yourself' religion (e.g. Arminianism, Romanism, the cults, the occult, etc.), and secular seduction (e.g. psychology, socialism, etc.), based on man's inherent 'goodness' or ability to 'save himself,' will be given a wide open door to run rampant." -- Publisher
    "Two dissertations . . . by the late reverend, learned and pious Jonathan Edwards, A.M., president of the college in New Jersey. Concerning the end for which God created the world."
    Edwards, Jonathan, Two Dissertations: I. Concerning the end for Which God Created the World; II. The Nature of True Virtue (1765)
    A Dissertation Concerning the End for Which God Made the World

    *Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), The end of the Wicked Contemplated by the Righteous: or, The Torments of the Wicked in Hell, no Occasion of Grief to the Saints in Heaven. Alternate title: THE END OF THE WICKED. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), The Eternity of Hell's Torments. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available in SERMONS, ON THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS, Jonathan Edwards.

    "Edwards powerfully shows how the work of redemption was carried on through the time from The Fall to the end of the world. It is truly amazing how Edwards cover the redemptive history with a strong link on the destruction of Jerusalem, the time of Constantine, Reformation, the rise of Antichrist, etc. . . ." -- Reader's Comment
    This is an unfinished work.
    The Works of Jonathan Edwards
    A History of the Work of Redemption, Jonathan Edwards
    A History of the Work of Redemption, Jonathan Edwards

    *Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), The Nature of True Virtue, ISBN: 9781846857591 1846857597. A Christian classic. Alternate title: AN ESSAY ON THE NATURE OF TRUE VIRTUE. Available (THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    The Works of President Edwards: With a Memoir of his Life (1829)

    Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), The Portion of the Righteous. In Selected Works of Jonathan Edwards (Banner of Truth, 1965), (2:888-905)
    Contents: A narrative of surprising conversions -- The distinguishing marks of a work of the spirit of God -- An account of the revival of religion in Northampton 1740-1742 -- Sermons.
    "On the happiness which God gives to good men.

    Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), Practical Sermons, Never Before Published. By the Late Reverend Mr. Jonathan Edwards.
    Contains other sermons on the useless wicked.

    Edwards "sets forth 12 distinguishing signs of truly gracious and holy affections: (1) [those] truly spiritual affections which arise from spiritual, supernatural, Divine influences on the heart; (2) those affections grounded in the intrinsic excellence of Divine things, without relating to our self-interest; (3) those primarily founded on the loveliness of the moral excellency of Divine things. . . ." -- William Young
    "This treatise soberly, thoroughly, and scripturally covers hypocrisy within the Christian church. We recommend it to everyone in full-time Christian service, and to anyone who may be discouraged by hypocrisy among professing Christians.
    "It is by the mixture of counterfeit religion with true, not discerned and distinguished, that the devil has had his greatest advantage against the cause and kingdom of Christ. [For Edward's work on the positive side of the revival in New England see THE DISTINGUISHING MARKS OF A WORK OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD, APPLIED TO THAT UNCOMMON OPERATION THAT HAS LATELY APPEARED ON THE MINDS OF MANY OF THE PEOPLE IN NEW-ENGLAND -- compiler] It is by this means, principally, that he has prevailed against all revivings of religion, since the first founding of the Christian church. . . . By this, Satan prevailed against the reformation, began by Luther. Zwingli, etc., to put a stop to its progress, and bring it into disgrace, ten times more than by all those bloody and cruel persecutions of the church of Rome. By this, principally, has he prevailed against revivals of religion in our nation. By this he prevailed against New England, to quench the love and spoil the joy of her espousals, about a hundred years ago. And I think, I have had opportunity enough to see plainly, that by this the devil has prevailed against the late great revival of religion in New England, so happy and promising in its beginning." -- Jonathan Edwards, in the Preface to The Religious Affections
    Religious Affections, by Jonathan Edwards,affections#highlight
    This work also appears full-view in Google Books.

    Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), Sermon XVIII. Wicked Men Useful in Their Destruction Only. EZEK. xv. 2. 3. 4. [Ezekiel 15:2,3,4] "Son of man, What is the vine-tree more than any tree? or than a branch which is among the trees of the forest? Shall wood . . ." Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available in THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS (2:125-29). Included in PRACTICAL SERMONS, NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED. BY THE LATE REVEREND MR. JONATHAN EDWARDS by Jonathan Edwards which contains other sermons on the useless wicked.

    Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, ISBN: 1565637704 9781565637702.
    "It focuses on the sweetness of Christ, the Majesty of God, and the centrality of Grace in the Christian life. It is vivid, intense and powerful in its imagery and is able to lift the soul and stir the mind." -- R.C. Sproul
    "Arguably America's greatest religious genius." -- Wilson H. Kimnach

    Edwards, Jonathan, Wicked Men Inconsistent With Themselves. In THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS (2:918-29). Available THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS in two volumes on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Edwards, Jonathan, The Wisdom of God Displayed in the Plan of Salvation. Available (a series of 14 MP3 files) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available in THE WORKS OF JONATHAN EDWARDS. A Christian classic.

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

    Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758), Wilson H. Kimnach, Kenneth P. Minkema, and Douglas A. Sweeney, The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader, ISBN: 0300077661 9780300077667 0300077688 9780300077681.

    *Edwards, Thomas (1599-1647), The Casting Down of the Last and Strongest Hold of Satan. Or, A Treatise Against Toleration and Pretended Liberty of Conscience: wherein by Scripture, sound reason, fathers, schoolmen, casuists, Protestant divines of all nations, confessions of faith of the Reformed Churches, ecclesiastical histories, and constant practice of the most pious and wisest emperours, princes, states, the best writers of politicks, the experience of all ages; yea, by divers principles, testimonies and proceedings of sectaries themselves, as Donatists, Anabaptists, Brownists, Independents, the unlawfulnesse and mischeif [sic] in Christian commonwealths and kingdoms both of a vniversal toleration of all religions and consciences, and of a limited and bounded of some sects only, are clearly proved and demonstrated, with all the materiall grounds and reasons brought for such tolerations fully answered. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Edwards, Thomas (1599-1647), The Paraselene Dismantled of her Cloud, or, Baxterianism Barefac'd: Drawn From a Literal Transcript of Mr. Baxter's, and the Judgment of Others, in the Most Radical Doctrines of Faith, Compar'd With Those of the Orthodox, both Conformist and Nonconformist, and Transferr'd Over by way of Test, Unto the Papist and Quaker.

    Einwechter, William and Anthony Cowley (editors), John Fielding, Andrew Sandlin, William Gould, Kevin Clauson, Tom Rose, John Perry, Joel Saint, and Daniel Herrick, Explicitly Christian Politics: The Vision of the National Reform Association, ISBN: 0966004418 9780966004410.
    "Since 1864 the National Reform Association has advocated an explicitly Christian approach to politics. In this book the grand vision of politics of the National Reform Association is explained for a new generation of Christian activists. It is a grand vision because it is based on the truth of the mediatorial reign of Jesus Christ over the nations of the earth, and it seeks to implement the will of Christ for civil government as revealed in Scripture. Christians who are tired of the compromise of evangelicals in the political sphere will find this book to be a wonderful breath of fresh air." -- Discipling the Nations
    "The National Reform Association is publishing its first book in many years under the imprint "Christian Statesman Press." In an age of pluralism and compromise, the NRA is calling for EXPLICITLY CHRISTIAN POLITICS in this collection of twelve articles that introduce the National Reform Association's vision of Christian politics for a new generation.
    "Because Christ is King, the duty of His disciples is to press His crown rights in every sphere of life. The National Reform Association's great passion is to press our Lord's crown rights in the sphere of politics.
    "The subjects addressed in the book are: A background of the national reform association, The failure of retreatist strategies, The crown rights of jesus christ, The judgment is god's, Christ's kingship in contemporary politics, National confession primer, The orthodox foundations of liberty, The great law-book of the nation, The free market, Educational reform in america, Sentimentalism in politics, Making this political mess right. . . ." -- Publisher
    "The Vanguard of the Revolution" National Edition Book reviews aren't the normal province of Vanguard, but every so often an exception must be made. The National Reform Association's new tome, EXPLICITLY CHRISTIAN POLITICS, is well worth the effort. Edited by William O. Einwechter and containing chapters by some of the Christian Right's most distinguished thinkers, EXPLICITLY CHRISTIAN POLITICS is an impressive read. Attempting what is today unheard of -- an approach not only to political issues but also political theory that is rooted entirely in Christian thought -- it succeeds in making its case in a consistently scholarly fashion that is still light enough to entertain and to reach virtually any lay reader. The book's premise is straightforward: Jesus Christ is both Creator and King, and therefore all of life, both private and public, is subject to His rule. The implications of this should be obvious, but alas are not: modern society becomes hysterical at the very thought of anything which might, in modern terms, mix politics with religion. Of course this hysteria is nonsense. Every ideology is inherently religious, since it inevitably makes assumptions concerning creation and the nature of reality and the source and meaning of right and wrong. But the Christian religion and its trappings are out of vogue in this century, while the cults of the all-powerful state and the relativistic individual reign supreme, and it should surprise no one that the acolytes of the modern polytheism should seek to silence the ancient monotheism at every opportunity. So just what are the implications of a consistently Christian political theory? Perhaps it is best first to understand what the implications are not. The authors do call for a formal amendment to the Constitution stating that the nation recognizes and affirms Jesus Christ as its Lord and as the Source of its life, liberty and law; they do not call for what moderns refer to as a theocracy. Theocracy, which is to say, rule by God, already exists, they contend: Christ is King regardless of what men may say. But the authors believe that consistently Biblical social theory requires a separation of church and state -- that the two institutions, along with the family, are ordained by God and meant to operate in very different spheres -- just as certainly as it requires the submission of government to Christ. In practice, this means that the authors do not favor a change in the form of American government; they favor a change in its character and beliefs. It is an ideological and spiritual revolution they seek, not a revolution of the modern sort, and it is entirely based on principles familiar. The authors stake the claim of Jesus Christ's rights as King, but do not call for an Earthly king to rule in His stead; rather, they call for repentance and conversion on the part of those who do rule on Earth -- the electorate -- and for the election of leaders who will faithfully discharge their Constitutional duties not as faithful humanists or faithful Marxists but as faithful Christians. And what does leadership as a faithful Christian mean, aside from not committing adultery, not breaking campaign promises, and not selling secrets to the Chinese? Well, actually, it means quite a lot, just as did the shift from the old order to New Deal statism in the 1930s. The authors take time to explore the Christian foundations of liberty in the modern world, noting correctly that of all the ideologies in history, only Christianity produced modern political and economic liberty. They detail the depravity which results (and which has resulted), from an abandonment of absolute right and wrong, and show why no adequate legal standard -- and certainly no truly free one -- can be built apart from the standard of Scripture. They trace the free market's roots in Biblical law and show why government must be both very small and very unintrusive. They offer a completely new paradigm for education, and call for reason over sentimentalism. In short, they address, and address well, most of the vital issues of the day. One cannot come away from Explicitly Christian Politics without a deepened realization of the religious nature of the isms of our time and the abysmally bad politics that flows from them; likewise, one cannot read this volume without an appreciation for the fact that these Christians have devised a better model. Quibble with the details all you like: Explicitly Christian Politics is nothing short of the rebirth of a vital Christian social theory, far beyond the me-too pluralism of the Christian Right to date. There's something special here. it is very clearly not going away." -- Rod D. Martin (, from Little Rock, Arkansas, May 25, 1998. Copyright 1998, Rod D. Martin
    "Rod D. Martin serves as Director of Policy Planning and Research for Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee. He has worked on the state and national levels of the Republican Party, trained activists for the Conservative Party in England, and studied political and economic thought at Cambridge University. He is a graduate of Baylor Law School, and is Executive Director of the Arkansas Federation of Young Republicans. To receive information about Mr. Martin's weekly column, 'Vanguard of the Revolution,' please send email to the address provided."
    Articles by William O. Einwechter

    Elazar, Daniel Judah, Covenant and Commonwealth: From Christian Separation Through the Protestant Reformation, ISBN: 1560002085 9781560002086.

    *Elliot, Elisabeth, No Graven Image: A Novel, ISBN: 0800759923 9780800759926.
    "J.I. Packer says that this is a book which will rivet your attention from the start, and at the end blow your mind." -- GCB

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

    The Counter Reformation is generally considered to have three aspects: the Jesuits, the Inquisition, and the Council of Trent. In view of the significance of the Protestant apocalyptic interpretation of history which prophetically pinpointed step by step the events covering the whole Christian era from the beginning to the end, it seems justifiable to suggest a fourth aspect, namely the preteristic and futuristic interpretations launched by Catholic expositors as a counterattack (p. 47).
    "All the major Reformers and all the major Reformation creeds and confessions adopted the historicist position - and it is this position that Elliott so skillfully defends.
    "Sadly, one major warning needs to be given about this book. However valuable the contents are as a defense of historicism (and the late date of the book of Revelation), the author adopted the premillennial heresy (meaning a destructive heresy and not necessarily a damnable heresy; see George Gillespie's Truth and Heresy, free at:, for more on the distinction between destructive and damnable heresies), and thus marred an otherwise useful work when he promotes these views. 2611 pages, with a 29 page index.
    "The Counter Reformation (had-RB) . . . three aspects: the Jesuits, the Inquisition, & the Council of Trent. In view of . . . Protestant apocalyptic interpretation . . . (i.e. historicism-RB), it seems justifiable to suggest a fourth, . . . the preteristic and futuristic interpretations launched by Catholic expositors as a counterattack." -- Publisher
    Reformation Bookshelf CD 13 and 14
    Preterism Refuted (1 of 3)
    Historic Reformation Eschatology by E.B. Elliott, David Steele, Alexander M'Leod et al.
    "Contains all of the sections from Elliott's classic Horae Apocalypticae (, & five other selections which directly refute (Jesuit inspired), preterism. This set also shows why it is Scripturally impossible for Nero to be the antichrist, while taking a few passing shots a futurism too. Refutes modern Preterists like Gentry, DeMar, & other Reconstructionists too." -- Publisher
    Preterism Refuted (2 of 3)
    Historic Reformation Eschatology by E.B. Elliott, David Steele, et al.
    Preterism Refuted (3 of 3)
    "Historic Reformation Eschatology by E.B. Elliott by E.B. Elliott, David Steele, et al.
    "Reg Barrow (president of SWRB), notes, 'If I'd had access to this information before I became a Preterist as a young Christian I doubt that I would have ever embraced this erroneous, Jesuit-inspired, reformation-denying heresy -- I can only thank God that He has now led me to the eschatology of the Scriptures and of our Reformed forefathers (i.e. Historicism)'
    Reformation Bookshelf CD volume 14
    All three audio files of Preterism Refuted can be found on Reformation Bookshelf CD volumes 13 and 14.

    Elliott, Delbert H., Covenanter Evangelism, 1920.

    Elliott, Delbert H., and the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Witness Committee, The Church Versus the Lodge, 1920.

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

    *Ellul, Jacques (1912-1994), Ethics of Freedom, ISBN: 0802834728 9780802834720.
    "Ellul examines political freedom, but also talks about working it out in all human relationships. In a kind of dialogue with the Bible, he relates the Christian concept of freedom as rooted in the liberating work of Christ . . ." -- Vernon Grounds

    Ellul, Jacques (1912-1994), Money and Power, ISBN: 0551013923 9780551013926.
    "Discusses the ethics of wealth and incidentally elucidates the Biblical teaching on money and its use. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "In this one of many brilliant books by Ellul, he exposes the folly of a purely collective, societal approach, such as that offered by communism, or capitalism. Instead, through a study of various Biblical references in the Old and New Testament, puts the responsibility on the individual. The new covenant of Jesus is compared to the Old Testament pattern of wealth as a sign of blessing. He examines the teaching of Jesus on God and Mammon. Contemporary models of stewardship are exposed as inadequate. Further, he clearly shows the underlying power money has over a person, despite any feelings of control we may think we have. The teachings of Jesus about giving and trusting provide the path to freedom -- every hair is numbered. Only by God's grace and transforming love are we able to overcome this subtle and insidious power. Highly recommended, especially at a time in our history when many have lost faith in the market." -- Reader's Comment

    *Ellul, Jacques (1912-1994), The Politics of God and the Politics of Man, ISBN: 0802814425 9780802814425.
    "Basing his political theory on the fact that the problems of our times are theological and not sociological, the writer shows from a study of 2 Kings how God has provided a blueprint for self-government in the Bible. Rewarding reading." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Ellul, Jacques (1912-1994), The Presence of the Kingdom, ISBN: 0939443147 9780939443147.
    "Ellul helps us to understand that the kingdom of God is not only to be understood in terms of the past as introduced by Jesus and His miracles in the New Testament, nor is it to be understood exclusively as something in the future related in some way to going to heaven, but that we live presently as citizens of the kingdom. . . .
    "In short, he explains where we are in a technological society, the illusions that surround us and elevates our activity beyond mere `wheel turning' to the dignity that God intended when He created us." -- Jay Kesler

    Ellul, Jacques (1912-1994), Technological Bluff, ISBN: 080283678X 9780802836786. JMU

    *Ellul, Jacques (1912-1994), The Theological Foundation of Law.

    Erskine, Ralph (1685-1752), Christ the People's Covenant. A Sermon preached immediately before the celebration of the Lord's supper, at Dunfermline, August, 19. 1722. To which is annex'd the substance of some discourses after the sacrament, upon the same subject. By Mr. Ralph Erskine. the fourth edition, corrected and amended, Glasgow, 1739. Available in Erskine, THE SERMONS AND OTHER PRACTICAL WORKS OF THE LATE REVEREND RALPH ERSKINE, DUNFERMLINE (1865), vol. 1 of 10.

    Erskine, Ralph (1685-1752), Covenanted Grace for Covenanting Work: A Sermon Preached at Stirling, December 28, 1743, in the Evening of That day, on Which the Ministers of the Associate Presbytery did, With Uplifted Hands, Solemnly Renew the National Covenants, 1865 Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #29.
    Erskine, Ralph (1685-1752), The Sermons and Other Practical Works of the Late Reverend Ralph Erskine, Dunfermline (1865), vol. 1

    Erskine, Ralph (1685-1752), and Donald Fraser, The Life and Practical Works of the Reverend Ralph Erskine, 1834. Alternate title: THE LIFE AND DIARY OF RALPH ERSKINE.
    Erskine, Ralph (1685-1752), The Life and Practical Works of the Reverend Ralph Erskine, A.M., Volume 5 of the Calvinistic Family Library: Devoted to the Republication of Standard Calvinistic Works.
    "Some volumes [of the Calvinistic Family Library] published by David Christy; some volumes published by Board of the Calvinistic Book Concern."

    Evans, Mari-Lynn, Holly George-Warren, and Robert Santelli, The Appalachians: America's First and Last Frontier, ISBN: 1400061865 9781400061860.

    Evans, Robert A., Alice F. Evans, Louis Weeks, and Carolyn Weeks, Casebook for Christian Living: Value Formation for Families and Congregations, ISBN: 0804220328 9780804220323.
    Includes bibliographical references.

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

    Fairbairn, Patrick (1805-1874), The Prophetical Future of the Church and Kingdom of Christ, in their Relation to the Character, Working, and Fate of the Anti-Christian Apostasy. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #18. Available in ATLA Monograph Preservation Program, ATLA fiche 1986-3862.

    Fenn, George Manville, George Alfred Henty: The Story of an Active Life (1907)

    *Ferguson, Charles H., Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America, ISBN: 9780307952554 030795255X.
    "Charles H. Ferguson, who electrified the world with his Oscar-winning documentary "Inside Job," now explains how a predator elite took over the country, step by step, and he exposes the networks of academic, financial, and political influence, in all recent administrations, that prepared the predators' path to conquest.
    "Over the last several decades, the United States has undergone one of the most radical social and economic transformations in its history.

    "If you're smart and a hard worker, but your parents aren't rich, you're now better off being born in Munich, Germany or in Singapore than in Cleveland, Ohio or New York.
    "This radical shift did not happen by accident.
    "Ferguson shows how, since the Reagan administration in the 1980s, both major political parties have become captives of the moneyed elite. It was the Clinton administration that dismantled the regulatory controls that protected the average citizen from avaricious financiers. It was the Bush team that destroyed the federal revenue base with its grotesquely skewed tax cuts for the rich. And it is the Obama White House that has allowed financial criminals to continue to operate unchecked, even after supposed 'reforms' installed after the collapse of 2008.
    "PREDATOR NATION reveals how once-revered figures like Alan Greenspan and Larry Summers became mere courtiers to the elite. Based on many newly released court filings, it details the extent of the crimes -- there is no other word -- committed in the frenzied chase for wealth that caused the financial crisis. And, finally, it lays out a plan of action for how we might take back our country and the American dream." -- Publisher

    Ferguson, Sinclair, B., Read any Good Books? ISBN: 0851516335 9780851516332.
    "Ferguson rightly says the spiritual health of individuals or Christian fellowships is often related to their reading." -- Publisher

    Fergusson, James (1621-1667), Refutation of the Errors of Toleration, Independency, Erastianism, and Separation, 1692. Alternate title: A BRIEF REFUTATION OF THE ERRORS OF TOLLERATION, ERASTIANISM, INDEPENDENCY AND SEPARATION. DELIVERED IN SOME SERMONS FROM I JOH. 4. I [1 John 4:1]. PREACH'D IN THE YEAR 1652. TO WHICH ARE ADDED FOUR SERMONS PREACH'D ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS (1692).

    Findley, William (1741 (or 2)-1821), and Silas Engles (1781?-1827), Observations on "The two Sons of oil": Containing a Vindication of the American Constitutions, and Defending the Blessings of Religious Liberty and Toleration, Against the Illiberal Strictures of the Rev. Samuel B. Wylie (1812), ISBN: 1333950136 9781333950132. [focus, not Reformed]

    *Finley, Martha (1828-1909), Marion Harvie, a Tale of Persecution in the Seventeenth Century, 1857.

    Firmin, Giles (1614-1697), and Stephen Marshall (1594?-1655), The Power of the Civil Magistrate in Matters of Religion Vindicated: The Extent of his Power Determined in a Sermon Preached Before the First Parliament on a Monthly Fast day / by Mr. Stephen Marshall / published by G. Firmin, with notes upon the sermon, 1657.

    *Fisher, James, Ebenezer Erskine (1680-1754), and Ralph Erskine (1685-1752), et al., The Westminster Assembly's Shorter Catechism Explained, by way of Question and Answer, Wherein it is Essayed to Bring Forth the Truths of God Contained in That Excellent Composure, more fully than has been attempted in any one of the explicatory Catechisms hitherto published. Part second. Of the Duty Which God Requires of man. Alternate title: FISHER'S CATECHISM -- THE GREAT SCOTTISH COMMENTARY ON THE WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Dr. M'Crie writes, 'this well-known work was very generally employed by ministers as their test-book at the public examinations of their people, when both old and young were duly catechised. This was, in fact, a profound system of divinity, and was especially devoted to an explanation of the Marrow doctrines" (cited in the TREASURY OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANT, p. 474).
    "Mackay notes that it 'displays a rich fund of sound theological practical erudition; and it soon became, and still continues to be, the favorite religious manual in thousands of Scotland's religious families, and had associated his name (i.e. Fisher -- RB), with the Erskines especially as a household word.' (Ibid.)
    "We have also added the original sections of this book that were taken out by the backsliding (American) Presbyterians that published this later edition. And what they left out is very telling about their defection from Reformation attainments. Among other things they deleted sections dealing with worship (iconoclasm), national covenanting, civil government, toleration, capital punishment (as proved from Old Testament case law), baptism, etc. We have placed all these previously excluded questions and answers in a separate section at the front of the book so that it will be easy for you to see what these unfaithful editors did not want you to see. Thus, you still get the benefit of the superior typesetting of this later edition, with the full text as the original (more Reformed), authors intended it. 485 pages, indexed." -- Publisher
    Westminster Shorter Catechism Project
    "Click on any of the individual questions below to get the answer and Biblical references, as well as links to works by John Flavel, Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, James Fisher, and John Whitecross, and others."

    *Fisk, William L., (1921-), The Scottish High Church Tradition in America: An Essay in Scotch-Irish Ethnoreligious History, ISBN: 0819197602 9780819197603 0819197610 9780819197610.
    List of Figures
    Preface and Acknowledgments
    Ch. 1 How the High Church Tradition Was Formed 1
    Ch. 2 The Migrations 29
    Ch. 3 Covenanters and Seceders in the Era of the Revolution and the New Nation 47
    Ch. 4 The Theology of Nostalgia: Efforts to Preserve A Scottish Church 63
    Ch. 5 Toward an American Church 8
    Ch. 6 The Completion of Americanization: The United Presbyterians 97
    Endnotes 114
    Figures 137
    Bibliography 141
    Index 151

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

    *Flavel, John (1628-1691), The Fountain of Life Opened up, or, A Display of Christ in his Essential and Mediatorial Glory. Available (JOHN FLAVEL'S WORKS), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "If my pen were both able, and at leisure, to get glory in paper, it would be but a paper glory when I had gotten it; but if by displaying (which is the design of these papers), the transcendent excellency of Jesus Christ, I may win glory to him from you, to whom I humbly offer them, or from any other into whose hands providence shall cast them, that will be glory indeed, and an occasion of glorifying God to all eternity. It is not the design of this epistle to compliment, but to benefit you; not to emblazon your excellencies, but Christ's; not to acquaint the world how much you have endeared me to yourselves, but to increase and strengthen the endearments between Christ and you, upon your part." -- John Flavel
    "Wherein the impetration of our redemption by Jesus Christ is orderly unfolded, as it was begun, carried on, and finished by his covenant-transaction, mysterious Incarnation, solemn call and dedication, blessed offices, deep abasement, and super-eminent Advancement. In all which the great supernatural mystery of the wisdom and love of God, in his . . . salvation of sinners by Jesus Christ, is distinctly explicated, . . . as well as generally applied for the winning of unbelievers to him, and the confirmation of all that do believe in him." -- Publisher
    The Fountain of Life
    The Fountain of Life

    Flavel, John (1630-1691), Husbandry Spiritualized: or, The Heavenly use of Earthly Things, in Which Husbandmen are . . . (1824). Available in (THE WORKS OF JOHN FLAVEL) on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Husbandry Spiritualized

    *Flavel, John (1628-1691), Keeping the Heart. Alternate title: A SAINT INDEED OR THE GREAT WORK OF A CHRISTIAN OPENED AND PRESSED, ISBN: 1573580775. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "One of the most endearing Puritan works.
    This "is an extensive treatment of Proverbs 4:23, Keep thy heart, for out of it flow the issues of life." This book has been completely retypeset and updated for easier reading; and there is also a helpful introduction and added study guide which makes this book suitable for study by individuals and groups. -- Publisher
    Flavel, John (1630-1691), A Treatise on Keeping the Heart. Selected From the Works of the Rev. John Flavel. The style adapted to the present state of improvement (1813)
    On Keeping the Heart, John Flavel

    Flavel, John (1628-1691), The Method of Grace in the Gospel Redemption, ISBN: 0923309519. Available in THE WORKS OF JOHN FLAVEL, (2:3-474).
    "THE METHOD OF GRACE was first published by the Puritan John Flavel in the late 1600's, and has 'taught thousands how to commit the keeping of their souls to Christ.' The Publishers are happy to bring this Reformation classic back to print as an example of the transforming writings that brought us out of the dark ages.
    "The early Puritan preachers of England did not write and preach from ivory towers. The Act of Uniformity of 1662 declared the public ministry of all non-conformist preachers illegal, but hundreds continued faithfully, preaching under the pressure of persecution and possible arrest. One of this courageous band was John Flavel, who from the crucible of hardship, wrote for the heart as well as the mind.
    "In THE METHOD OF GRACE, Flavel thoroughly outlines the work of God's Spirit in applying the redemptive work of Christ to the believer. Readers will search their hearts and find their faith challenged and enriched. In the true puritan tradition, a clearly defined theology is delivered with evangelic fervor, by an author urgently concerned about the eternal destiny of the human soul." -- Publisher
    Flavel, John (1630-1691), The Method of Grace in the Holy Spirit's Applying to the Souls of Men the Eternal Redemption Contrived by the Father and Accomplished by the Son. A sequel to "The Fountain of Life, or Christ in his Essential and Mediatorial Glory" ([1820?])
    The Method of Grace in the Gospel Redemption

    Flavel, John (1630-1691), The Touchstone of Sincerity; or, Trial of True and False Religioon (1840)

    Flavel, John (1628-1691), A Warning Against Backsliding, False Worship and False Teachers. Available (THE WORKS OF JOHN FLAVEL), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #27.
    "Exposes the subtlety of false worship and false teachers and counsels all Christians to remove themselves from under ministries that practice such things. Promotes family religion and house gatherings in times of great declension and apostasy (such as ours)." -- Publisher

    *Flavel, John (1628-1691), The Works of John Flavel, 6 volumes. Available (1820 edition), on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
    "The repeated editions of FLAVEL'S WORKS bear their own witness to his popularity. He was a favorite with Jonathan Edwards and George Whitefield (who ranked him with John Bunyan and Matthew Henry), and, a century later, with . . . R.M. M'Cheyne and Andrew Bonar." -- Banner of Truth
    "Whitefield ranked Flavel with Bunyan and Matthew Henry. Jonathan Edwards ranked him with the best. Others have ranked him with McCheyne and Bonar. Surely, anyone who read any of Flavel will give him the same top rank. His most reprinted works are HUSBANDRY SPIRITUALIZED, THE MYSTERY OF PROVIDENCE, and KEEPING THE HEART (the latter will appear as one of the Fifty Greatest Christian Classics. Sweetness and light characterize all his writings. This reviewer has read KEEPING THE HEART at least a dozen times." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "Flavel's (1628-1691), usefulness, ability, and practicality are evidenced by those who counted him a favorite to be read and referred to: J. Edwards, G. Whitefield, R.M. M'Cheyne, and A. Bonar. The great American theologian A. Alexander said he owed more to Flavel than any uninspired author." -- GCB
    Flavel, John (1630-1691), The Whole Works of John Flavel, Late Minister of the Gospel at Dartmouth, Devon (1820), vol. 1 of 6.

    Fleming, Robert (1630-1694), Apocalyptical Key. An Extraordinary Discourse on the Rise and Fall of Papacy; or The Pouring out of the Vials, in the Revelation of St. John, Chap. XVI [Revelation 16]. Alternate title: THE RISE AND FALL OF PAPACY. Available (FIRST PRINCIPLES OF APOCALYPTICAL INTERPRETATION, PDF, MP3 [audio file], excerpts from THE RISE AND FALL OF THE PAPACY and THE RISE AND FALL OF THE PAPACY, PDF), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE FIRST PRINCIPLES OF APOCALYPTICAL INTERPRETATION (1848) and THE RISE AND FALL OF THE PAPACY (1848)) on Reformation Bookshelf CD #14.

    Fleming, Robert (1630-1694), The Faithfulness of God Considered and Cleared in the Great Events of His Word, or A Second Part of the Fulfilling of the Scripture, where its convincing and near approach before men's eyes, with some clear discovery thereof in the work and conduct of providence this day about the church, is shewed forth, 1674. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Fleming, Robert (1630-1694), The History of Hereditary-right From Cain to Nero: Wherein its Indefeasibleness, and all Other Such Late Doctrines Concerning the Absolute Power of Princes . . . are Fully and Finally Determin'd, by the Scripture Standard of Divine Right . . . To which is prefix'd, a preface, by way of a modest challenge and address to the British and Irish Jacobites, to answer what is said, 1711.

    Flint, Robert, Christ's Kingdom Upon Earth: A Series of Discourses, 1865, ISBN: 0790536749 9780790536743.
    Christ's Kingdom Upon Earth: A Series of Discourses

    Forbes, Steve, A New Birth of Freedom: Vision for America, ISBN: 0895263203 9780895263209.
    "America today has the potential for the greatest economic boom and spiritual renewal in our history. Presidential candidate and publishing magnate Steve Forbes shows how we can once again brighten economic prospects for everyone, reform our corrupt political institutions, and restore the severely weakened moral foundations of our country." -- Publisher

    Forsyth, Peter Taylor, Theology in Church and State, 1915.

    Foster, J.M., The World-War the Pre-determined Plan of the Reigning Messiah in Administering his Mediatorial Government of the Nation, 1915.

    Foster, J.M., and the Second Reformed Presbyterian Church (Boston, MA.), Distinctive Principles of the Covenanters, 1892. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #2, #25.

    Fraser, James (of Brea, 1639-1698), The Lawfulness and Duty of Separation From Corrupt Ministers and Churches Explained and Vindicated, 1744. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #27. A Christian classic.
    "This is one of the most comprehensive treatises dealing with the lawfulness and duty of separation. It does not shy away from the hard biblical questions, but rather meets them head on. Fraser covers all the major biblical reasons for separation, both in general and in particular. Some of these Scriptural reasons for separation include (examples in parentheses are selected to fit our contemporary situation in accord with the general headings found in the book -- though a number of these specific errors are also dealt with in the book itself): 1. Heresy, or error in doctrine (e.g. Arminianism, Pelagianism, Romanism, the denial of the regulative principle of worship, antinomianism, legalism, etc.); 2. Idolatry in public worship (e.g. singing hymns of human composition, paedocommunion and open communion, the use of musical instruments, women speaking or preaching, anti-paedobaptism, Charismatic [or anabaptistic], folly and excesses, malignancy [anti-covenanting], etc.); 3. Tyranny in government (e.g. Popery, Prelacy, Independency, etc.); 4. Sinful terms of communion (e.g. any terms which deny or ignore the attainments of the Covenanted Reformation or in any way contravene Scripture); 5. Tolerationism (e.g. refusing to discipline the scandalous, open communion and countenancing false ministers or false governments or false doctrine, etc.). Many other areas are also dealt with, not the least of which include a strong testimony against the Prelatical Priest George Whitefield (who, as the preface notes, is 'a person leavened with gross errors, enthusiastic delusions, etc.'). In the publisher's original reasons for publication we read, 'In this book the case and nature of schism and separation is cleared, and the true scriptural terms of church-communion, and grounds of separation from corrupt churches and ministers, carrying on backsliding courses from the Covenanted Reformation principles . . . are clearly handled, and the same proven to be just and warrantable grounds of separation, and many useful cases of conscience concerning separation; and what are just and warrantable grounds of separation and what are not, are solidly, learnedly, and accurately discussed and resolved, and the case of separation clearly stated, handled and determined; and separation from corrupt ministers and churches is fully vindicated; and the true Scripture marks of time-servers and hirelings, who should be separated from, are given from the Word of God.' Calvin, Knox, Rutherford, Gillespie, Durham, Owen (who repented of his Independency and embraced Presbyterianism just before he died), and a host of other notable Reformers are cited throughout. Occasional hearing and occasional communion are also exposed and rebuked from Scripture. Appended to the book is, 'The Reasons agreed upon by the Reformers of the Church of Scotland, For which the Book of Common Prayer, urged upon Scotland, Anno 1637 was refused. As also the Reasons agreed upon by the Assembly of Divines at Westminster, for laying aside the English Book of Common Prayer. Together with Mr. George Graham's Renunciation and Abjuration of Episcopacy.' This is an almost flawless photocopy of this exceedingly rare and valuable book (which was obtained at great expense from the Bodleian Library [Oxford University], in England). It is one of the major Reformed classics concerning the topics that it addresses and it answers many common questions which Christians raise today regarding church affiliation. It is also a much needed landmark of Reformation testimony against the white devils of Independency and sectarianism and the black devils of Popery and Prelacy -- which can be seen to be covering the land once again -- contrary to the teaching of the Word of God and the attainments fought (and died), for during the Second Reformation." -- Publisher

    French Reformed Church National Councils, Synodicon in Gallia Reformata: Or, The Acts, Decisions, Decrees, and Canons of Those Famous National Councils of the Reformed Churches in France. Being

    I. A Most Faithful and Impartial History of the Rise, Growth, Perfection, and Decay of the Reformation in that Kingdom, with its Fatal Catastrophe upon the Revocation of the Edict of Nants, in the Year 1685.
    II. The Confession of Faith and Discipline of Those Churches.
    III. A Collection of Speeches, Letters, Sacred Politicks, Cases of Conscience, and Controversies in Divinity, determined and resolved by those grave Assemblies.
    IV. Many excellent Expedients for preventing and healing Schisms in the Churches, and for re-uniting the dismembered Body of divided Protestants.
    V. The Laws, Government, and Maintenance of their Colleges, Universities and Ministers, together with their Exercise of Discipline upon delinquent Ministers and Church-members.
    VI. A Record of very many illustrious Events of Divine Providence relating to those Churches.
    The Whole Collected and Composed out of Original Manuscript Acts of those Renowned Synods.
    A Work Never Before Extant in any Language. In Two Volumes. By John Quick, Minister of the Gospel in London, London, Printed for T. Parkhurst and J. Robinson, at the Three Bibles and Crown in Cheapside, and the Golden Lion in St. Paul's Church-yard, 1692,
    2 volumes. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Froomkin, A. Michael, Reinventing the Government Corporation

    *Fuller, Andrew (1754-1815), On the Influence of Satan Upon the Human Mind. (3:610-15). In STRICTURES ON SOME OF THE LEADING SENTIMENTS OF MR. R. ROBINSON. (3:588-615). May also be in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ANDREW FULLER.

    *Fuller, Andrew (1754-1815), Spiritual Pride: or The Occasions, Causes, and Effects of Highmindedness in Religion; With Considerations Exciting to Self-Abasement. In THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ANDREW FULLER (3:564-78).

    *Fuller, Andrew (1754-1815), The Vanity of the Human Mind. In THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ANDREW FULLER.

    *Fuller, Andrew (1754-1815), Importance of Union of Public and Private Interests in the Service of God. In THE COMPLETE WORKS OF ANDREW FULLER (1:469-74).

    *Fuller, Thomas (1608-1661), Good Thoughts in Bad Times, ISBN: 9780548089347 0548089345. A Christian classic.
    Fuller, Good Thoughts in Bad Times, and Other Papers (1863)

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

    Garrett, Christina Hallowell, The Marian Exiles, a Study in the Origins of Elizabethan Puritanism.

    Gataker, Thomas (1574-1654), Theophilus Timorcus, Richard Vines (1600?-1656), and Richard Baxter (1615-1691), The Covenanters Plea Against Absolvers: or, A Modest Discourse, shewing why those who in England and Scotland took the Solemn League and Covenant, cannot judge their consciences discharged from the obligation of it, by any thing heretofore said by the Oxford men; or lately by Dr. Featly, Dr. Gauden, or any others. In which also several cases relating to promissory oathes, and to the said Covenant in special, are spoken to, and determined by Scripture, reason, and the joynt suffrages of casuists. Contrary to the indigested notions of some late writers; yet much to the sense of the Reverend Dr. Sanderson. Written by Theophilus Timorcus a well-wisher to students in casuistical divinity, 1660.
    "Notes: Attributed to Richard Baxter, Thomas Gataker, and Richard Vines by John Brown in his "An apologeticall relation of the particular sufferings of the faithfull ministers and professours of the Church of Scotland, since August, 1660."

    Gauden, John, 1605-1662, Anti Baal-Berith: or The Binding of the Covenant and all Covenanters to Their Good Behaviours. By a Just Vindication of Dr. Gaudens Analysis (that is, his resolving of the Covenant to law and justice, to duty and conscience, to reason and religion: or his dissolving it), against the cacotomy of a nameless and shameless libeller the worthy hyperaspites of Dr. Burges. Also against the pittyful cavils and objections of Mr. Zach. Grafton [sic], a rigid presbyter. With an answer to that monstrous paradox, of no sacriledge no sin, to alienate Church lands, without and against all laws of God and man. Written by the author of the Analysis, 1661. Alternate title: ANALEPSIS: THE BINDING OF ALL COVENANTS AND COVENANTERS TO THEIR GOOD BEHAVIOUR.

    Gee, Edward (1613-1660), The Divine Right and Original of the Civill Magistrate From God, as it is drawn by the Apostle S. Paul in those words, Rom. 13.1 [Romans 13:1]. There is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God illustrated and vindicated in a treatise (chiefly) upon that text. Wherein the procedure of political dominion from God, by his ordination . . . is endevored truly and plainly to be laid open. Written for the service of that eminent truth, order, justice, and peace which the said text, in its genuine sense, holdeth forth, and supporteth: and for the dissolving of sundry important doubts, and mistakes about it. By Edward Gee minister of the Gospel at Eccleston in the County Palatine of Lancaster. Alternate title: THE DIUINE RIGHT AND ORIGINALL OF THE CIUILL MAGISTRATE FROM GOD. Running title reads: THE MAGISTRATES ORIGINAL ILLUSTRATED AND VINDICATED.

    *Gee, Edward (1613-1660), and Richard Hollingworth (1607-1656), An Exercitation Concerning Usurped Powers: Wherein the Difference Betwixt Civill Authority and Usurpation is Stated. That the obedience due to lawfull magistrates, is not owing, or payable, to usurped powers, is maintained. The obligation of oaths, and other sanctions to the former, notwithstanding the antipolitie of the latter is asserted. And the arguments urged on the contrary part in divers late printed discourses are answered. Being modestly, and inoffensively managed: by one studious of truth and peace both in Church and state, 1650.

    George, Henry H., The Relation of the Christian Church to Secret Societies. Available in SERMONS AND ADDRESSES ON SECRET SOCIETIES: FOURTEEN PAMPHLETS IN ONE VOLUME.

    Gerety, Sean, God's Hammer
    "My name is Sean Gerety and I am a Christian Scripturalist. For those who don't know, a Scripturalist is a person who subscribes to the epistemological and apologetic position of the late Christian theologian and philosopher, Gordon H. Clark.
    "I am co-author along with Dr. John Robbins of NOT REFORMED AT ALL, which is a response to and refutation of Douglas Wilson's book, REFORMED IS NOT ENOUGH: RECOVERING THE OBJECTIVITY OF THE COVENANT. Here is a brief description of the book: Wilson is a spokesman for both the Classical-Christian school movement and the Neolegalist movement, which makes one's salvation depend on one's performance. In his book, 'REFORMED' IS NOT ENOUGH, Wilson invents a new covenant, which he calls the 'objective covenant,' and denies the Covenant of Grace taught in Scripture.
    "Trinity Foundation was also nice enough published, "The Evisceration of the Christian Faith," which pretty much sums up why I'm not a Vantilian -- and why no Christian should be. The article is a response to something I had been gnawing on since first coming to the Reformed faith when a friend asked me to read John Frame's THE PROBLEM OF THEOLOGICAL PARADOX."

    Gifford, N.L. (editor), Common Blood Tests: What Every Patient Must Know About lab Tests, 4th edition, ISBN: 1881818098 9781881818090.
    "I have a chronic blood problem which ended up with the collection of a lot of blood data over a period of time. Without becoming a hematologist I wanted to learn more about the various blood test groupings and how they related to each other to help take control of my own health. This book helped reach that objective with clear, concise descriptions of the major blood tests involved." -- Reader's Comment

    *Gill, John (1697-1771), The Cause of God and Truth: In Four Parts: With a Vindication of Part IV From the Cavils, Calumnies, and Defamations of Mr. Henry Heywood, ISBN: 0801037611 9780801037610. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #19.
    "In 10 massive volumes [The publisher appears to be referring to all of Gill's works: JOHN GILL'S EXPOSITION OF THE ENTIRE BIBLE, A BODY OF DOCTRINAL DIVINITY, A BODY OF PRACTICAL DIVINITY, THE CAUSE OF GOD AND TRUTH, THE PROPHECIES OF THE OLD TESTAMENT LITERALLY FULFILLED IN JESUS, and SERMONS AND TRACTS. -- compiler], John Gill presents one of the best Biblical reference books of all time. One of the most acclaimed Hebraists of his time, Gill's amazing cross-referencing of Biblical subjects and Scripture are as yet unequaled. This outstanding set of books, with superlatively thorough indexing of all scriptural references supports the doctrine of grace as well as classifies controversial and hard to understand biblical texts. Gill defends God and Truth with critical Biblical exegesis, systematically dismantling flawed beliefs. A great tool!" -- Publisher
    "John Gill's, THE CAUSE OF GOD AND TRUTH, examines all the Arminian verses in the Bible and explains their meaning." -- John W. Robbins
    Gill, John, The Cause of God and Truth (1736)

    *Gill, John, Exposition of the Book of Solomon's Song: Commonly Called Canticles.
    "A full, devotional, typological exposition in which the writer stresses the relationship of Christ to the believer. Originally published in 1776." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Gillespie, George (1613-1648), CXI Propositions Concerning the Ministerie and Government of the Church, 1647.

    *Gillespie, George (1613-1648), Ezekiel's Vision of Millennial Glory, Preparation for Coming Reformation and a Remedy for Backsliding and Lukewarmness. Available (THE PURITAN FAST SERMONS, 1640-1652, THE WORKS OF GEORGE GILLESPIE, and as two MP3 files), [audio file] on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (two MP3 files), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #18.
    "This sermon was originally preached to England's House of Commons 'At Their Late Solemn Fast, Wednesday, March 27, 1644.' It is taken from volume one of Gillespie's two volume WORKS. It gives great insight into the covenanted unity, uniformity and worldwide Reformation sought by the majority of the Westminster Divines and the best of the civil leaders of Gillespie's day. Gillespie searchingly deals with the individual, the church and the state, while painting a Scriptural picture of prophesied earthly victory (Isa. 2:2-5 [Isaiah 2:2-5], Ezek. 47:1-12 [Ezekiel 47:1-12], etc.) -- in classic historicist postmillennial style -- which is sure to stir even the coldest Christian heart. He shows how the worst disease the land can suffer is corruption in religion (particularly as exhibited in false worship), rebukes those opposing the Solemn League and Covenant and calls upon all to maintain (and even improve upon), the Reformation attainments whereunto we have already attained. (Phil. 3:16 [Philippians 3:16]). It is also interesting to note, especially since this sermon was preached before civil rulers, that though Gillespie points out the need for humility, repentance, prayer, tears, godly affections, sanctified minds and honorable actions, he does not forget to mention the importance of a covenanted army in this great cause of Christ's Covenanted Reformation. Also noted is the destruction of Antichrist, the calling and conversion of the Jews (Romans 11), the two witnesses and the 1260 year apostasy. Gillespie closes with an appeal to the English House of Commons, with whom the Scots had 'joined in covenant and in arms,' to be faithful 'according to the word he (God -- RB), hath covenanted with you (i.e., in the Solemn League and Covenant -- RB), so his spirit remaineth among you' -- exhorting these magistrates to fear not but to be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. This is classic Covenanter preaching, among the best sermons you may ever hear!" -- Publisher

    *Gillespie, George (1613-1648), Forbidden Alliances: Idolaters, Infidels, Associations and Confederacies with Heretics, or Any Other Known Enemies of Truth and Godliness. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available in 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).
    This is a pamphlet written by the Scottish Commissioner to the Westminster Assembly.
    Forbidden Alliances, George Gillespie

    Gillespie, George, George Gillespie on of the True, Real, and Safe Grounds of Encouragement to Believe in Jesus Christ; Or, Upon What Warrants a Sinner may Adventure to Rest and Rely Upon Christ for Salvation

    Gillespie, George, George Gillespie's Usefull Case of Conscience Discussed and Resolved, Concerning Associations and Confederacies With Idolaters, Infidels, Hereticks or any Other Known Enemies of Truth and Godlinesse

    Gillespie, George (1613-1648), Notes of Debates and Proceedings of the Assembly of Divines and Other Commissioners at Westminster, February 1664 to 1645, 1846.

    *Gillespie, George (1613-1648), Reformation's Refining Fire; or, Iconoclastic Zeal Necessary to World Reformation by George Gillespie, audio file. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Also found in volume one of GILLESPIE'S WORKS.
    "This sermon, read by elder Lyndon Dohms, was originally preached to the House of Lords in the abbey church at Westminster during the days of the Westminster Assembly (on August 27, 1645). It deals with Malachi 3:2 and can also be found in volume one of GILLESPIE'S WORKS. The reading is approximately 80 minutes in length and for content this is likely the best sermon that we have ever carried. The glory of Christ is magnified in a soul stirring manner and at a level which is seldom (if ever), reached in our day. Though preaching before some of the most powerful men of his day, Gillespie does nothing to shave off the sharp edges of the whole counsel of God. He makes it abundantly clear that spiritual Reformation (individual, ecclesiastical and civil), is like a flaming fire which burns the dross of the flesh and is often hated and opposed by those that cry loudest for `Reform.' On the other hand, the refining fire of Reformation which pleases God (and comes from His fatherly hands, filled with mercy, love and grace), not only turns his wrath from the nations (by granting the grace to remove the causes of His wrath), but invigorates the spirit with that iconoclastic zeal against sin (whether personal or corporate), that can only be produced by His sovereign power. Whole-hearted (covenanted) reformation is contrasted, throughout this sermon, with the half-hearted comfortable Christianity that has been common in most ages. Gillespie wields the sword of Scripture as few can in driving home a multitude of vitally important points. This sermon can be listened to over and over with increasing profit, as it contains a fullness which is almost impossible to absorb in just one sitting. Don't miss this one; it is a real gem!" -- Publisher

    Gillespie, George (1613-1648), The Testimony of a Dying Minister of Jesus Christ Against the Sinful and Scandalous Associations With Men of Corrupt Religion and no Religion. Available [THE WORKS OF GEORGE GILLESPIE], on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Gillespie, George, Dying Testimony Against Unlawful Associations

    *Gillespie, George (1613-1648), A Treatise of Miscellany Questions Wherein Many Useful Cases of Conscience are Discussed and Resolved, for the Satisfaction of Those who Desire Nothing More Than to Search and Find out Precious Truths in the Controversies of These Times, 1649. Available (THE WORKS OF GEORGE GILLESPIE), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Gillespie, George, Miscellany Questions (partial)

    Gillespie, George (1613-1648), Whether it be Lawful, Just, and Expedient, That the Taking of the Solemn League and Covenant be Enjoined by the Parliament Upon all Persons in the Kingdom Under a Considerable Penalty. Available (by title and in THE WORKS OF GEORGE GILLESPIE, volume 2) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #19. Available (Chapter XVI. of "A Treatise of Miscellany Questions," pp. 85-88), in THE WORKS OF GEORGE GILLESPIE, volume 2.

    *Gillespie, George (1613-1648), Wholesome Severity Reconciled With Christian Liberty, or, The True Resolution of a Present Controversie Concerning Liberty of Conscience: here you have the question stated, the middle way betwixt popish tyrannie and schismatizing liberty approved and also confirmed from Scripture and the testimonies of divines, yea of whole churches: the chiefe arguments and exceptions used in the bloudy tenent, the compassionate samaritane, M.S. to A.S. &c., examined: eight distinctions added for qualifying and clearing the whole matter: and in conclusion a parænetick to the five apologists for choosing accommodation rather than toleration, 1645. Available (PDF and MP3 files [audio file]), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #25.
    Wholesome Severity Reconciled With Christian Liberty, or, The True Resolution of a Present Controversy Concerning Liberty of Conscience, 1645
    Wholesome Severity Reconciled With Christian Liberty

    *Gillespie, George (1613-1648), George Buchanan, John Brown (of Wamphray), David Hay Fleming, The Presbyterian's Armoury, 3 volumes, 1846. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "In terms of 'bang for your book buying buck,' you will not find more fire-power 'under one roof' than in THE PRESBYTERIAN'S ARMOURY! Can be purchased as the three volume set or individually as listed below."

    "Contains GILLESPIE'S LIFE AND WRITINGS by Hetherington, plus all of the following works by George Gillespie: A DISPUTE AGAINST ENGLISH POPISH CEREMONIES, 1637; AN ASSERTION OF THE GOVERNMENT OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, 1644; 111 PROPOSITIONS CONCERNING THE MINISTRY AND GOVERNMENT OF THE CHURCH, 1644; two of Gillespie's sermons, preached before the House of Common (1644), and the House of Lords (1645); and Gillespie's answers to Coleman which defend Presbyterian polity against Erastianism. 'Noted for his erudition, keen mind, powerful debating skills and articulate speech and often called 'Great Mr. Gillespie' in his day, he has been referred to as the prince of Scottish theologians and the supreme defender of Presbyterian church government'." (Nigel Cameron, editor, Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 359).
    "Contains all of the following works by George Gillespie: AARON'S ROD BLOSSOMING, OR THE DIVINE ORDINANCE OF CHURCH GOVERNMENT VINDICATED; A TREATISE OF MISCELLANY QUESTIONS; NOTES OF DEBATES AND PROCEEDINGS OF THE ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES AT WESTMINSTER (February 1644 to January 1645). Gillespie is most famous for his AARON'S ROD which Walker called 'the chef d'oeuvre' of Scottish ecclesiastical theology. (cited in Nigel Cameron, editor, Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, pp. 359-360). He was a thundering preacher and a prominent member of the famous Westminster Assembly. Johnston, TREASURY OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANT cites the following concerning Gillespie: 'That is an excellent youth; my heart blesses God in his behalf. There is no man whose parts in a public dispute I do so admire. He has studied so accurately all the points that are yet to come to our Assembly; he has got so ready, so assured, so solid a way of public debating; that however there be in the Assembly divers very excellent men, yet, in my poor judgement, there is not one who speaks more rationally and to the point than that brave youth has done ever (Baillie from his Letters and Journals). He was one of the great men that had a chief hand in penning our most excellent Confession of Faith and Catechisms. He was a most grave and bold man, and had a most wonderful gift given him for disputing and arguing. The end of a dispute held by him with some of the promoters of the Engagement was, that Glencairn said, 'There is no standing before this great and mighty man.' He was called malleus Malignantium, 'the hammer of the Malignants' (Wodrow's Analecta), 558 pages."
    "Contains: Samuel Rutherford's LEX, REX, or THE LAW AND THE PRINCE; John Brown of Wamphray's APOLOGETICAL RELATION; David Calderwood's PASTOR AND PRELATE, OR REFORMATION AND CONFORMITY SHORTLY COMPARED; and CAUSES OF THE LORD'S WRATH AGAINST SCOTLAND AGREED UPON BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, 1651. LEX, REX is 'the great political text of the Covenanters.' (Johnston citing Innes in Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 305). 'Rutherford was the first to formulate the great constitutional principle Lex est Rex -- the law is King . . . much of the doctrine has become the constitutional inheritance of all countries in modern times.' (Idem.) Brown's anti-prelatical work deals with the lawfulness of defensive wars, ecclesiastical and civil government, the hearing of curates, etc. Brown's writing has been said to be 'decidedly superior to most of the Scottish writers of his day, and even to Owen.' Calderwood upholds Presbyterianism over and against prelacy. THE CAUSES OF GOD'S WRATH was written anonymously (James Guthrie was the reputed author), and was at one time burnt along with LEX, REX, 615 pages." -- Publisher
  • Brutus, Junius, The Covenant Between God and Kings, from A DEFENSE OF LIBERTY

    *Gillespie, Patrick (1617-1675), The Ark of the Covenant Opened; or, A Treatise of the Covenant of Redemption Between God and Christ, as the Foundation of the Covenant of Grace, 1677. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #27.
    "John Owen, in his preface to this treatise writes, 'I do freely declare my judgement that for order, method, perspicuity in treating, and solidity of argument, the ensuing discourse exceedeth whatsoever single treatise I have seen written with the same design.' (cited in Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 337). David Lachman tells us that 'in addition to arranging his brother's papers (published as Miscellany Questions [now found in George Gillespie's two volume Works, -- RB]), Gillespie used his materials also for the beginning of the first of a five-volume work on the covenant. Only two were published: THE ARK OF THE TESTAMENT OPENED . . . (1661) and THE ARK OF THE COVENANT OPENED . . . (1677), respectively treating the nature and kinds of covenants and the Mediator of the covenant. The third, on the condition of the covenant and the instrumentality of faith in justification, was extant in 1707, when the remaining two, respectively on the privileges and duties of the covenant, were believed lost (Analecta, I, 168-9) . . . Gillespie (was a -- RB) Covenanter, Principal of Glasgow University, and leading Protester.' (Nigel Cameron, editor, Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 382). In this volume Gillespie proves:

    1. That there is such a Covenant (of Redemption).
    2. The necessity of it.
    3. The nature, properties, and parties thereof.
    4. The tenor, articles, subject matter of Redemption.
    5. The commands, conditions, and promises annexed.
    6. The harmony of the Covenant of suretyship made with Christ, and the Covenant of reconciliation made with sinners: wherein they agree, wherein they differ.
    7. Grounds of comfort from the Covenant of suretyship; and, of course, much, much more!
    "Owen, in his preface (who also notes his long friendship with Gillespie), further underscores the importance of this work when he writes, 'For the Doctrine hereof, or the truth herein, is the very Center wherein all the lines concerning the Grace of God and our own duty, do meet; wherein the whole of Religion doth consist. Hence unto the understanding, Notions, and Conception, that men have of these Covenants with God, and according as the Doctrines of them is stated in their minds, their Conceptions of all other sacred Truths, or Doctrines, are conformed'." -- Publisher
    Ark of the Covenant Opened: Chapter 3

    *Gillespie, Patrick (1617-1675), Rulers Sins: The Causes of National Judgments, or a Sermon Preached at the Fast, Upon the 26th Day of December, Prov. XIV. 34 [Proverbs 14:34]; 2 Kings XVII. 22,23 [2 Kings 17:22,23]; Ezek. XIX. 14 [Ezekiel 19:14], or a Sermon Preached at the Fast, Upon the 26th Day of December 1650. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Notwithstanding the Lord turned not from the fierceness of his great wrath wherewith his anger was kindled against Judah, because of the provocations that Manasseh had provoked him withal. (2 Kings 23:26).
    "For these in public places of trust and power, that should bear down sin, are they not rather ringleaders in sin?" -- Patrick Gillespie
    Rulers Sins: The Causes of National Judgments

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

    *Gilpin, Richard, Daemonologia Sacra: A Treatise on Satan's Temptations, 587 pages. Alternate titles: BIBLICAL DEMONOLOGY and GILPIN ON TEMPTATIONS, ISBN: 0865240930. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive
    "The final part consists of Gilpin's careful analysis of Satan's temptation of Christ in Matthew 4. Gilpin points out the various tactics used by Satan against Christ, and shows that these are the very tactics that Satan still uses today against Christians. One temptation he notes in particular is the temptation to doubt God's goodness due to unfavourable providences. When we encounter a bad situation in our lives, we are tempted to distrust God. If we fall into this temptation, instead of trusting the Lord to work things out, we can be led to try to remedy the situation by our own means (apart from God), and thereby easily fall into a sinful course. 'Satan is not discouraged easily, nor doth he always desist upon the first repulse, but frequently renews the assault, when he is strongly and resolutely resisted (p. 90)'." -- Publisher
    "Originally published in 1677 and now reissued under the new title BIBLICAL DEMONOLOGY, this collection of sermons ably explores Satan's person and work. It is of particular value for Gilpin's analysis of the way Satan tempts the saints. A rare and edifying study." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Girardeau, John L., Calvinism and Evangelical Arminianism Compared as to Election, Reprobation, Justification and Related Doctrines, ISBN: 0873779665. Available (in WORKS OF JOHN GIRARDEAU), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "A thorough but graceful refutation of Wesley's arminianism." -- Lloyd T. Sprinkle
    "This powerful and penetrating book has been called the best on the subject . . . ." -- GCB

    Girardeau, John L., Individual Liberty and Church Authority: A Sermon Preached at Westminster Church, Charleston, Thursday Night, April 11, 1889, During the Sessions of Charleston Presbytery.

    Girardeau, John L., and George A. Blackburn, The Discretionary Power of the Church: Sermons. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #20, #23.
    The Discretionary Power of the Church, a sermon
    Discretionary Power of the Church

    Glasgow, W. Melancthon, Ray B. Lanning, and Nathan P. Eshelman, History of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in America: With Sketches of all her Ministry, Congregations, Missions, Institutions, Publications, etc., and Embellished With Over Fifty Portraits and Engravings, ISBN: 9781601780195 1601780192.
    "Gives the history of early covenanters in America. David Steele and others left the communion sometime prior to the synod of 1841 in Utica, Ohio (p. 108). Notice 'the alleged reason that the Synod had postponed its deliverance on "voluntary associations",' and they regarded the Synod as unfaithful to its duty." -- Publisher
    "Students of Presbyterian church history will discover a whole family of churches whose history sparkles with remarkable personalities and noteworthy achievements, however much they may have been forgotten in the years that followed. Reformed Presbyterians, Associate Reformed Presbyterians, and the dwindling numbers of those who once belonged to the United Presbyterian Church of North America, will all give thanks for the history that is brought to light in these pages. We 'Scottish Dissenting Presbyterians' have a goodly heritage. We have much to discover about our forbears in the faith, and what they accomplished in their day; and much as well to consider with regard to how their distinctive principles and practices may have something vital to contribute to our churches and to our nation today." -- Ray B. Lanning and Nathan P. Eshelman, from the Introduction,
    Glasgow, History of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in America
    Glasgow, History of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in America, embellished with over fifty portraits and engravings

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

    *Godet, Frederic L. (1812-1900), Commentary on John's Gospel.
    "One of the finest expositions of John's Gospel ever produced. No preacher should be without it." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Commentary on the Gospel of St. John (1879).

    Goode, William (b. 1599 or 1600), The Discoverie of a Publique Spirit: Presented in a Sermon Before the Honourable House of Commons at Margarets Westminster, at their publique fast, March 26. 1645. By William Goode B.D. pastor of Denton in Norfolk, on of the Assembly of Divines, 1645. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Goodman, Christopher (1520-1603), How Superior Powers Ought to be Obeyed of Their Subjects: And Wherein They may Lawfully by God's Word be Disobeyed and Resisted, 1558. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available [in the LIBRARY OF PRESBYTERIAN HERITAGE PUBLICATIONS AND PROTESTANT HERITAGE PRESS CD-ROM LIBRARY] on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #26. Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library.
    "From 1555 to 1558, Christopher Goodman served as co-pastor, with John Knox, of the congregation of English exiles in Geneva. During the course of his ministry, Goodman preached upon Acts 4:19 and 5:29: `Whether it be right in the sight of God, to obey you rather than God, judge ye. We ought rather to obey God than men.' At the request of his brethren, Goodman subsequently published an expanded version of his exposition, HOW SUPERIOR POWERS OUGHT TO BE OBEYED OF THEIR SUBJECTS: AND WHEREIN THEY MAY LAWFULLY BY GOD'S WORD BE DISOBEYED AND RESISTED. WHEREIN ALSO IS DECLARED THE CAUSE OF ALL THIS PRESENT MISERY IN ENGLAND, AND THE ONLY WAY TO REMEDY THE SAME. In this book, Goodman contends against both ecclesiastical and political tyranny.
    "This new edition of SUPERIOR POWERS includes a scripture index, a subject index, a biographical essay on the life of Christopher Goodman, and the original foreword by William Whittingham." -- Publisher from Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library
    "Very rare. One of the dozen most important political writings appearing in English in the latter half of the sixteenth century. Together with THE FIRST BLAST OF THE TRUMPET and THE APPELLATION (retitled REFORMATION, REVOLUTION AND ROMANISM in this catalogue), by John Knox, and Ponet's TREATISE OF POLITIQUE POWER, this book marks the first definite shift of opinion under the pressure of religion, away from the doctrine of almost unlimited obedience which characterized the political thought of the first half of the century laying the foundation for future ideas about civil disobedience. In that day, a proclamation of Philip and Mary had decreed the death of a rebel for anyone found in possession of the book." -- Publisher
    How Superior Powers Ought to be Obeyed of Their Subjects

    *Goodwin, Thomas (1600-1680), A Child of Light Walking in Darkness, or, A Treatise Shewing the Causes, by Which, the Cases, Wherein, the Ends, for Which god Leaves his Children to Distress of Conscience. Together with directions how to walk, so as to be relieved from such a condition. Available in THE WORKS OF THOMAS GOODWIN.

    Goodwin, Thomas (1600-1680), Christ the Universall Peace-maker: or, The Reconciliation of all the People of God, Notwithstanding all Their Differences, Enmities, 1651. Available in THE WORKS OF THOMAS GOODWIN, volume 8, ISBN: 1892777916 9781892777911.
    Goodwin, Thomas, The Works of Thomas Goodwin

    *Goodwin, Thomas (1600-1680), Objects and Acts of Justifying Faith, Available in THE WORKS OF THOMAS GOODWIN, volume 8, ISBN: 1892777916 9781892777911.
    "Alexander Whyte, a host of others, and this reviewer count Thomas Goodwin as their favorite author among the Puritans. Like Owen, he leaves no ground for loose-thinkers to rest on. All thoughts that have been put forth to dilute the scriptural teachings about the object and acts of justifying faith have been answered here, fully and courageously . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "Reprinted from Nichol's edition of Goodwin's works, this is one of the greatest collections of sermons ever put together. As an exegete and an expositor, Goodwin had no equal. What is contained between these covers, therefore, is of unsurpassed merit." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Goodwin, Thomas, The Works of Thomas Goodwin

    *Goodwin, Thomas (1600-1680), The Vanity of Thoughts: Let Patience Have its Perfect Work. Alternate title: LET PATIENCE HAVE ITS PERFECT WORK [WAY]. A Christian classic. Available in THE WORKS OF THOMAS GOODWIN. Available in CHRISTIAN LIFE CLASSICS, Jay P. Green, Sr., editor (The Fifty Greatest Christian Classics, Vol. III. (Lafayette, IN [The Sovereign Grace Trust Fund, 1274 Meadowbrooke Drive, P.O. Box 4998, Lafayette 47905]: The Sovereign Grace Trust Fund, 1989).
    Goodwin, Thomas, The Works of Thomas Goodwin

    Gosson, Stephen, and John Payne Collier, The School of Abuse, Containing a Pleasant Invective Against Poets, 1579. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #22.

    Gouge, William (1578-1653), God's Three Arrows: Plague, Famine, Sword, 1631. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive
    "Notes: 'Deaths death', 'The Churches conquest over the sword', 'The extent of Gods providence, set out in a sermon', and 'The dignitie of chivalry, set forth in a sermon' each have separate dated title page; pagination and register are continuous. 'The dignitie of chivalry' was first published separately in 1626."
    Subject: Providence and government of God

    "Darling calls this 'a labourious and valuable work, of very rare occurrence.' (Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, p. 1295). 'We greatly prize Gouge,' writes Spurgeon of this commentary, 'upon any topic which he touches he gives outlines which may supply sermons for months.'-- Commenting on Commentaries
    "Gouge was a leader among the Covenanted English Presbyterians, a respected member of the Westminster Assembly and one of its most active members. Some of his enemies vilified him as an 'Arch Puritan.' 1162 pages of the cream of Puritan-style commentating." -- Publisher
    Gouge, A Commentary on the Whole Epistle to the Hebrews: Being the Substance of Thirty Years' Wednesday's Lectures at Blackfriars, London (1866), vol. 1 of 3.
    Gouge, A Commentary on the Whole Epistle to the Hebrews, vol. 2 of 3.
    Gouge, A Commentary on the Whole Epistle to the Hebrews, vol. 3 of 3.

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

    Graedon, Joe, and Teresa Graedon, Best Choices From the People's Pharmacy: What you Need to Know Before Your Next Visit to the Doctor or Drugstore, ISBN: 9781594864070 1594864071.
    "The issues surrounding generic drugs are endlessly fascinating. Pharmacists like generic drugs because the mark-up is better than on brand name drugs. Insurance companies love generic drugs because generics save the companies a ton of money. As a taxpayer, I'm happy that federal and state governments embrace generic drugs. I'd hate to be taxed to pay for exclusively brand name drugs for Medicare Part D, and for the Veterans Administration, and for Medicaid programs, etc. I like the fact that the government embraces generic drugs because that holds down my taxes. But as a consumer, I prefer brand name drugs.
    "One of the fundamental tenets of capitalism is that price determines quality. You get what you pay for. That's why tires for your car with a 80,000-mile treadlife warranty cost much more than tires with a 25,000-mile warranty. When you go to a supermarket, do you buy the store brand of green beans or do you prefer Green Giant or DelMonte? Are you happy when your automobile mechanic uses a brand of motor oil you've never heard of, or do you prefer that he uses Valvoline or Havoline? If you need a pacemaker for your heart, wouldn't you want the absolute finest on the market? If you need a drug to control a heart arrhythmia, would you be wise to accept a generic? The examples are endless but the point is the same. Can you be assured of quality when the cost of a generic product is half the price of a brand name?
    "The Graedons point out that the FDA is grossly understaffed and that the chances are frighteningly small that the FDA will actually pull and test a drug sample from a pharmacy shelf or even from the plant where the drugs are manufactured.
    "Belief in the quality of generic drugs is, in my opinion, based more on faith than science. Too many powerful groups have a vested interest in the perception that generic drugs are as good as brand name. I'm not making the case that we as a society embrace brand name drugs and discard generics. Quite to the contrary. Americans are grossly overmedicated, in no small part as a consequence of direct-to-consumer drug advertising on TV and in newspapers and magazines. Americans would do well to embrace prevention and let pharmaceuticals return to their proper role in society, important but far more limited. I do everything in my power to prevent illness, but when I do need a drug, I prefer a brand name, especially when it's used to treat a serious medical condition.
    "The Graedons have been enthusiastic supporters of generic drugs for decades but have lately begun to have second thoughts. They cite an increasing number of letters from readers of their newspaper column who have less than satisfactory results with generic drugs. Patients who are well-controlled on the anti-seizure drug Dilantin suddenly begin having seizures when switched to the generic phenytoin. Men taking the brand name Hytrin for enlarged prostate begin having more difficulty urinating when swithched to the generic terazosin. Mothers complain that their child's behavior worsens when switched from the brand name Ritalin to the generic methylphenidate. Patients taking the brand name Synthroid complain that they begin experiencing thyroid symptoms when switched to the generic levothyroxine. Patients on the brand name blood thinner Coumadin have more difficulty keeping their clotting in the target range when switched to the generic warfarin. And so on.
    "What is one to make of this? Are these people imagining these differences in effectiveness between brand name drugs and generics? Are these people simply complaining because their insurance company or Medicaid pushes them to accept generics?
    "It is not rare that pharmacists hear complaints from our customers that generics do not perform as well as brand name drugs. Many pharmacists dismiss such complaints outright. Other pharmacists are beginning to wonder if there may be some truth in our customers' complaints. Pharmacists certainly aren't impressed when we receive bottles of a hundred, or five-hundred, or a thousand tablets from a generic manufacturer and we see lots of powder at the bottom of the bottle as a result of too many broken tablets. This tells pharmacists that quality control at the manufacturing plant is not the best. Pharmacists see powder and broken tablets far less often with brand name tablets.
    "People used to think that generic drugs were made in a bathtub in someone's back yard. That's not the case. Some brand name manufacturers do, in fact, make generic drugs. But I have serious doubts whether, in general, there is as much quality control with generic drugs compared to brand name. For example, when I read advertisements for generic drugs in my pharmacy magazines, I am struck by the fact that the number one theme of these advertisements is QUALITY. Why are all these generic manufacturers trying so hard to convince pharmacists that their generic products are of high quality? If the FDA says that all generic drugs are as good as brand name, why are the generic manufacturers still obsessed with convincing pharmacists about the quality of their generic products?
    "BEST CHOICES FROM THE PEOPLE'S PHARMACY is an eye-opener on this and many other important issues. When it comes to exposure of the pharmaceutical industry, the Graedons are the best." -- Reader's Comment
    "This special edition (524 pages), is not available in any bookstore. It contains an expansion of our PEOPLE'S PHARMACY FAVORITE PICKS (home remedies), and a new chapter on Desert Island Drugs and Dietary Supplements. Some of the country's leading experts have contributed their insights on the best treatments for what ails you. This edition is not in stores or on other Internet sites. It is only available from Rodale Books and directly from The People's Pharmacy.
    "We ship book orders Media Mail (5-10 day delivery expected)."
    The People's Phamacy Books

    *Graglia, F. Carolyn, Domestic Tranquility: A Brief Against Feminism, ISBN: 0965320863 9780965320863 1890626090 9781890626099.
    "It is the definitive refutation of modern feminism. At 418 pages, including endnotes, it is a comprehensive exposé of the modern feminist movement; if the reader is not persuaded by the extensive evidence Graglia presents, he (she!) is most likely devoted to the ideology of feminism in a way which cannot be shaken by overwhelming, cogent evidence." -- Andrew Sandlin
    The Coup de Grace to Feminism, Rev. P. Andrew Sandlin

    Graham, George Washington (1847-1923), The Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, May 20, 1775, and Lives of its Signers, ISBN: 1331676665 9781331676669.
    "This monography upon the Mecklenberg Declaration of Independence was read before the Scottish-Irish Society of American at its metting in Lexington, Virginia, on June 21, 1895."
    Contains new evidence that will remove all doubts about the authenticity of the Mecklenberg Declaration.

    Graham, George Washington, and Alexander Graham, Why North Carolinians Believe in the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence of May 20th, 1775, 1895.

    Grant, George (Doug Phillips, introduction), Blood of the Moon: The Great Conflict Between Islam and Christianity Through the Ages, ISBN: 0785265430 9780785265436.

    Green, Steven K., The Bible, the School, and the Constitution: The Clash That Shaped Modern Church-state Doctrine, ISBN: 9780199827909 0199827907.
    "Few constitutional issues have been as contentious in modern times as those concerning school prayer and the public funding of religious schools. But as Steven K. Green reveals in THE BIBLE, THE SCHOOL, AND THE CONSTITUTION, this debate actually reached its apogee just after the Civil War, between 1863 and 1876. Green shows that controversy over Bible reading in public schools, commonly called 'the School Question,' captured national attention to an unprecedented degree. Public education during the nineteenth century faced many competing pressures, including a widespread belief that schooling required a moral if not religious basis, a belief among many Protestants that Catholic immigration presented a threat to Protestant culture and to republican values, the need to accommodate increasing religious pluralism in the schools, and evolving understandings of constitutional principles. The School Question provided Americans with the opportunity to address and articulate these pressures, and to engage in a grand -- and sometimes not so grand -- public debate over the meaning of separation of church and state. Green demonstrates that the modern Supreme Court's decisions on school funding and Bible reading did not create new legal doctrines or abolish dominant practices, but built on legal concepts and educational trends that had been developing since the early nineteenth century. He also shows that while public reaction to a growing Catholic presence was a leading factor in this development, it was but one element in the rise of the legal doctrines the high court would embrace in the mid-twentieth century. Rarely in the nation's history have people from such various walks of life -- Protestants and Catholics, skeptics and theocrats, nativists and immigrants, educators and politicians -- been able to participate in a national discussion over the meaning of a constitutional principle. The debates of this period laid the foundation for constitutional arguments that still rage today" -- Publisher

    Greene, Joseph Nelson, The Gospel in Literature, 1910.

    Greenhill, William (1591-1671), The axe at the Root, a Sermon Preached Before the Honourable House of Commons, at Their Publike Fast, April 26. 1643. By William Greenhill. . . Matt. 3:10 [Matthew 3:10].

    Gregory, William L.S. (W.L.S.G.), The Trial of Antichrist, Otherwise, The Man of Sin, for High Treason Against the Son of God, 1830. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #17.
    "The Pope is charged with High Treason against the King of Heaven, for usurping his Supremacy, dignified Titles, Power, etc. The indictment goes as far back as the year 606, when he first was acknowledged as the Universal Bishop, and some of the principal circumstances recorded in History from that time to the present are brought forward to support the charge. The form of a State Trial is almost if not altogether constantly attended to, and such legal phrases used, as to keep up the idea of a Court of Justice." -- Preface
    The Trial of Antichrist

    Griffin, Des, Fourth Reich of the Rich, ISBN: 0941380068 9780941380065. Alternate title: THE MISSING DIMENSION IN WORLD AFFAIRS.
    "Revised from THE MISSING DIMENSION IN WORLD AFFAIRS." Includes index.

    Griffith, Leonard, Illusions of our Culture, ISBN: 0340107138 9780340107133.
    "Analyzes the `appearance of reality' of our present culture and shows how these illusions degenerate into the `leafy trees of a desert mirage.' Among the topics considered are affluence, security, independence, happiness, and freedom." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Gunn Productions, The Monstrous Regiment of Women, DVD (Gunn Productions, October 31, 2007), 54 minutes.
    "Who is the monstrous regiment? Today, the feminists are our monstrous regiment!

    To promote a woman to bear rule, superiority, dominion, or empire above any realm, nation, or city, is repugnant to nature . . . A thing most contrary to His revealed will and approved ordinance. -- John Knox
    "The 16th century reformer John Knox wrote his famous tract THE FIRST BLAST OF THE TRUMPET AGAINST THE MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN to oppose a notorious European female tyrant who sought to stamp out biblical Christianity in his beloved Scotland.
    "When we approach the issues of our day we wish to borrow his biblical perspective to apply his blast against those who rule in the wake of his monstrous queen. This group, we shall see, far surpasses the queen's iniquities in both kind and degree.
    "Feminists tell women not to submit to a husband, to avoid having children, and that they should listen to their inner voice and chase a career to find true fulfillment. This twisted and irrational teaching has led to disaster for American women, leading many into a frustrating, isolated existence. With this film, we call women back to a life filled with joy and beauty that can only be found by following God's Word.
    "Due to the subject matter this film is not suitable for children.
    "Subjects Covered: | Who was John Knox? | What did he think of women? | What is Feminism? | Feminism and Socialism | Daycare | Modesty | Women in the Military | Women in the Workplace | Margaret Sanger | Planned Parenthood | Abortion | Hillary | Birth Control | Betty Friedan | Rock for Choice | Plus 26 minutes of unique interview footage
    "Featuring: | Sharon Adams -- Historian, Edinburgh University | Jennie Chancey -- Ladies Against Feminism | Jane Doe -- Military Cadet | Carol Everett -- Former Abortion Provider | Dana Feliciano -- Homemaker | Carmon Friedrich -- Writer, Buried Treasure Books | F. Carolyn Graglia -- Author, Domestic Tranquility | Rosalind Marshall -- Knox Biographer | Stacey McDonald -- Author, Raising Maidens of Virtue | Phyllis Schlafly -- Eagle Forum | Denise Sproul -- Homemaker | Kathleen Smith -- Homemaker" -- Publisher

    Gurnall, William (1617-1679), Covenant-Renouncers, Desperate-apostates: Opened in two Letters, Written by a Christian Friend, to Mr. William Gurnall of Lavenham in the County of Suffolk: Which may Indefinitely Serve as an Admonition to all Such Presbyterian Ministers, or others, who have forced their consciences, not only to leap over, but to renounce their Solemn Covenant-obligation, to endeavor a reformation according to God's Word, and the extirpation of all prelatical superstition, and contrary thereunto, conform to those superstitious vanities, against which they had so solemnly sworn . . .: together with an appendix concerning the Church of England in general.

    Guthrie, James, Causes of the Lord's Wrath

    Guthrie, James (1612?-1661), A Humble Acknowledgment of the Sins of the Ministery of Scotland, 1653.

    Guthrie, James (1612?-1661), Protesters no Subverters, and Presbyterie no Papacie; or, A Vindication of the Protesting Brethren, and of the Government of the Kirk of Scotland, From the Aspersions Unjustly Cast Upon Them, in a Late Pamphlet of Some of the Resolution-party, Entituled, A Declaration, &c. With a Discovery of the Insufficiency, Inequality and Iniquity of the Things Propounded in That Pamphlet, as Overtures of Union and Peace. Especially, of the iniquity of that absolute and unlimited submission to the sentences of church-judicatories that is holden forth therein, and most unjustly pleaded to belong to the being and essence of presbyterial government. By some witnesses to the way of the protestation.

    Guthrie, James (1612?-1661), and Archibald Johnston (1793-1818), Causes of the Lords Wrath Against Scotland, Manifested in his sad Late Dispensations. Whereunto is Added a Paper, Particularly Holding Forth the Sins of the Ministery, 1653. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Guthrie, John (1632-1669), A Sermon Preach'd Upon Breach of Covenant by That Reverend and Worthy Servant of Jesus Christ, Mr. John Guthrie Sometime Minister of the Gospel at Tarboltoun, 1663.

    *Guthrie, Thomas (1620-1665), Christ and the Inheritance of the Saints.
    "A Presbyterian preacher of the last century, Guthrie pastored the Edinburgh Church of Old Greyfriars for nearly thirty years. These expository discourses cover Colossians 1:12-20. First published in 1858." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Guthrie, William (1620-1665), Sermons of William Guthrie. Available in SERMONS DELIVERED IN TIMES OF PERSECUTION IN SCOTLAND. Available (SERMONS DELIVERED IN TIMES OF PERSECUTION IN SCOTLAND) on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    William Guthrie

    *Guthrie, William (1620-1665), The Works of Mr. William Guthrie, 1771, 382 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Two accounts of the author's life (by Dunlop and Wodrow), and Trail's "Recommendatory preface" open this volume. Part one of the book includes THE CHRISTIAN'S GREAT INTEREST: IN TWO PARTS, 1. THE TRIAL OF A SAVING INTEREST IN CHRIST. 2. THE WAY HOW TO ATTAIN IT. Part two binds in FIVE SERMONS ON PARTICULAR OCCASIONS. In part three we find "A Treatise on Ruling Elders and Deacons; in which these things which belong to the understanding of their office are clearly set down." Part three was not written by William Guthrie, but by his cousin, James Guthrie (Christ's faithful martyr 'who championed the cause of the Protesters and strongly upheld the principles of the Covenant.' (Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 382)
    "William Guthrie 'served as moderator of the Protester Synod of Glasgow and Ayr in 1654.' (Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 382). Regarding Guthrie, Robert Trail (in his preface), points out that 'it pleased the Lord, who had separated him from his mother's womb, to call him by his grace, by the ministry of excellent Mr. Samuel Rutherford, and this young gentleman became the first-fruits of his [Rutherford's -- RB], ministry at St. Andrews.' (p. xliv).
    "William Guthrie has been called 'the greatest practical preacher in Scotland.' John Owen spoke of Guthrie as 'one of the greatest divines that ever wrote' and said his THE CHRISTIAN'S GREAT INTEREST contained 'more divinity' than all his own folios. (Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 382). Thomas Chalmers said that it was the best book that he had ever read. Many editions have appeared in numerous languages." -- Publisher

    *Haldane, Robert (1764-1842), Commentary on Romans, ISBN: 0851517080. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "This is a solid work on the book of Romans and was previously published by the Banner of Truth in their Geneva series." -- GCB
    "First published between 1835-1839, this Reformed commentary by a Christian layman has enjoyed a wide-spread ministry since its first appearance. The lectures were delivered in Geneva and brought about a genuine movement of the Spirit among theologues who heard them." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Exposition of the Epistle to the Romans (1874)

    Hall, David W., Jus Divinum Regiminis Ecclesiastici, or, The Divine Right of Church-government, ISBN: 0941075214 9780941075213 0941075222 9780941075220.

    *Hall, David W., and David J. Vaughan, A Heart Promptly Offered: The Revolutionary Leadership of John Calvin, ISBN: 9781581825053 1581825056.
    "Few today realize the extent to which John Calvin, the great Genevan reformer, and his work have shaped modern culture. Few know that it was John Calvin who pioneered the effort to decentralize government by calling for checks and balances against the rule of the few or the king. Equally unknown are his efforts to establish a productive social safety net for immigrants, create educational models that were far ahead of his time, and instill a sense of self-worth in all citizens (regardless of their occupations or class). He was also known for his support of free markets, the rise of private enterprise, and the advancement of publishing and knowledge beyond its medieval confines. The result of his efforts was an explosion of culture and liberty, a story that often is lost or ignored in the rush to offer criticism of the man. A HEART PROMPTLY OFFERED presents the basic story of Calvin's life, along with numerous excerpts from his own pen -- writings from his letters, commentaries, and sermons. In addition to summarizing the main topics of CALVIN'S INSTITUTES, it lays out his ground-breaking political theory." -- Publisher

    Hall, Thomas (1610-1665), and Swinnock, George (1627-1673), The Beauty of Magistracy in an Exposition of the 82 Psalm, Where is set Forth the Necessity, Utility, Dignity, Duty, and Mortality of Magistrates: Here many other texts of Scripture occasionally are cleared, many quaeries and cases of conscience about the magistrates power, are resolved, many anabaptistical cavils are confuted, and many seasonable observations containing many other heads of divinity, are raised: together with references to such authors as clear any point more fully / by Thomas Hall . . . ; with an additional sermon on verse 6, by George Swinnock, 1660.
    "Notes: Added t.p. on p. [3] following p. 188: Men are gods, or, The dignity of magistracy . . . by George Swinnock."
    "Many anabaptistical cavils are confuted. . . ."

    Haller, William, The Rise of Puritanism; or, The way to the New Jerusalem as set Forth in Pulpit and Press From Thomas Cartwright to John Lilburne and John Milton, 1570-1643.

    *Halperin, James, Truth Machine, didactic fiction, ISBN: 0345412885 9780345412881.
    "I believe that James Halperin is an extraordinarily talented futurist. The concepts put forth in this plea for sanity in our world dangerously teetering into the new millenium are important and beautifully stated and played out by the characters in THE TRUTH MACHINE.
    "It is a remarkable first novel. The characterization is excellent and compelling. The story is an equal partner to the ideas that abound. There are several sub-plots that are almost as satisfying as the major theme about the societal impact of a device that compells truthfulness in all aspects of human interaction. Pete's complex character and his relationships with women and with his life long friends David and Diana West are well portrayed as are his relationships and interaction with his demons Reece and Scoggins. I even enjoyed the character of 22g CP-TLMos, the super computer reporter who relates the major part of this work.
    "My great regret is that we don't have our own phenomenally gifted Pete Robinson to create a Truth Machine for us and to usher in the new era of world wide understanding and communication.
    "This is a thoughtful, absorbing, highly readable and most important statement about our possible future or lack thereof. Very highly recommended." -- Reader's Comment

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

    Hamilton, Patrick (1503-1527), and A Most Excelent and Fruitful Treatise, Called Patericks Places: Concerning the Doctrine of Fayth, and the Doctrine of the Law: Which Being Knowen, you Haue the Pith of all Diuinitie. With a Briefe Collection or Exposition of a Summe of S. Pauls Doctrine Touching Iustification by Fayth, in Jesus Christ: Which is the Only Marke to Shoote at, and the Only Meanes to Obtaine Saluation c1526.
    Patrick Hamilton's Loci Communes

    *Hammon, T.C., Perfect Freedom: An Introduction to Christian Ethics.

    Harmar, John (1555?-1613), Sermons of M. Iohn Caluin, Vpon the X. Commandements of the Lawe, Giuen of God by Moses, otherwise called the Decalogue. Alternate title: SERMONS OF MR. JOHN CALVIN UPON THE TEN COMMANDMENTS. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Harper, James, The Psalter in the Early Church, 1891. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #17.

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

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

    *Hartmann, Thom, Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights, ISBN: 1579546277 9781579546274.
    "This extraordinary book combines meticulous historical and legal research with a clear and compelling writing style to demonstrate beyond reasonable doubt the incompatibility of corporate personhood with democracy, the market economy, and the well-being of society. Complete with a practical program for essential reform to restore the rights of real persons -- including model legislation -- it is essential reading and an invaluable reference work for every citizen who cares about democracy, justice, and the human future." -- David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World
    "Beneath the success and rise of American enterprise is an untold history that is antithetical to every value Americans hold dear. This is a seminal work, a godsend really, a clear message to every citizen about the need to reform our country, laws, and companies." -- Paul Hawken, author of Natural Capitalism and The Ecology of Commerce
    "Unequal taxes, unequal accountability for crime, unequal influence, unequal privacy, and unequal access to natural resources and our commons -- these inequalities and more are the effects of corporations winning the rights of persons while simultaneously being given the legal protections to avoid the responsibilities that come with these rights. Hartmann tells the intriguing story of how it got this way -- from the colonists' rebellion against the commercial interests of the British elite to the distorted application of the Fourteenth Amendment -- and how to get back to a government of, by, and for the people.
    "Over the past two centuries, those playing the corporate game at the very highest levels seem to have won a victory for themselves -- a victory that is turning bitter in the mouths of many of the six billion humans on planet Earth. It's even turning bitter in unexpected ways for those who won it, as they find their own lives and families touched by an increasingly toxic environment, fragile and top-heavy economy, and hollow culture -- all traceable back to the frenetic systems of big business that resulted from the doctrine that corporations are persons."
    "Hartmann combines a remarkable piece of historical research with a brilliant literary style to tell the grand story of corporate corruption and its consequences for society with the force and readability of a great novel. I intended to take a first quick glance and then couldn't put it down." -- David C. Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World
    "UNEQUAL PROTECTION should be in the hands of every thinking American. If we do not awaken soon, democracy will be replaced by a new 'Third Reich' of corporate tyranny. To be aware of the danger is the responsibility of each of us. No one has told us the truth better than Thom Hartmann. Read it!" -- Gerry Spence, author of Give Me Liberty
    "Essential reading for anyone concerned about the future of democracy, both here and abroad. With devastating precision and well-reasoned passion, Thom Hartmann shows the reader precisely how the corporate entity gained such a perilously dominant role in the life of a nation whose founders meant for its politics to respond to the concerns of people and communities, not return-seeking corporations." -- Jeff Gates, president, Shared Capitalism Institute, author, Democracy at Risk
    Thom Hartmann's, Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights. A Review by Richard W. Behan
    "UNEQUAL PROTECTION may prove to be the most significant book in the history of corporate personhood, a doctrine which dates to 1886. For 116 years, corporate personhood has been scrutinized and criticized, but never seriously threatened. Now Thom Hartmann has discovered a fatal legal flaw in its origin: corporate personhood is doomed."

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

    Hay Fleming, David (1849-1931), Critical Reviews Relating Chiefly to Scotland. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Fascinating short reviews, in a book of over 600 pages, covering numerous books dealing with Scotland's Reformation and Reformers. Over eleven books on John Knox alone are dealt with. Other figures covered include Cromwell, the Covenanters, Samuel Rutherford, the Westminster Assembly and many others -- including lesser known, but none the less important and inspiring 'men of the covenant.' Topics range from Scottish Presbyterian worship, the Cameronians and Mary Queen of Scots to the politics and religion of a reforming Scotland. A number of the books contained in this section of our catalogue are critically reviewed." -- Publisher

    Hay Fleming, David (1849-1931), The Hymnology of the Scottish Reformation: A Detailed Historical Defence of the Exclusive Psalmody of the Scottish Reformers, Calvin and Others, ISBN: 9780941075282 0941075281. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #19.

    Hay Fleming, David (1849-1931), The Influence of the Reformation on Social and Cultured Life in Scotland, 1917. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Hay Fleming, David (1849-1931), The Subscribing of the National Covenant in 1638, 1912. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    The "glorious marriage day between God and Scotland."

    *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
    "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:

    *Hayes, Christopher, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy, ISBN: 9780307720450 0307720454 9780307720474 0307720470.
    "A powerful and original argument that traces the roots of our present crisis of authority to an unlikely source: the meritocracy.
    "Over the past decade, Americans watched in bafflement and rage as one institution after another -- from Wall Street to Congress, the Catholic Church to corporate America, even Major League Baseball -- imploded under the weight of corruption and incompetence. In the wake of the Fail Decade, Americans have historically low levels of trust in their institutions; the social contract between ordinary citizens and elites lies in tatters.
    "How did we get here? With TWILIGHT OF THE ELITES, Christopher Hayes offers a radically novel answer. Since the 1960s, as the meritocracy elevated a more diverse group of men and women into power, they learned to embrace the accelerating inequality that had placed them near the very top. Their ascension heightened social distance and spawned a new American elite -- one more prone to failure and corruption than any that came before it.
    "Mixing deft political analysis, timely social commentary, and deep historical understanding, TWILIGHT OF THE ELITES describes how the society we have come to inhabit -- utterly forgiving at the top and relentlessly punitive at the bottom -- produces leaders who are out of touch with the people they have been trusted to govern. Hayes argues that the public's failure to trust the federal government, corporate America, and the media has led to a crisis of authority that threatens to engulf not just our politics but our day-to-day lives.
    "Upending well-worn ideological and partisan categories, Hayes entirely reorients our perspective on our times. TWILIGHT OF THE ELITES is the defining work of social criticism for the post-bailout age.
    "Christopher Hayes is Editor at Large of The Nation and host of 'Up w/ Chris Hayes' on MSNBC. From 2010 to 2011, he was a fellow at Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. His essays, articles, and reviews have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Time, The American Prospect, The New Republic, The Washington Monthly, and The Guardian. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife Kate and daughter Ryan." -- Publisher

    Hawker, Robert, Sermons on the Divinity of Christ, 1792, reprint (London: E. Spettigue, 1847).
    "Eight moving sermons by an experiential, Calvinist Anglican that spell out the spiritual and daily ramifications of believing in Christ as the Son of God." -- Joel R. Beeke

    *Hebblethwaite, Brian, The Christian Hope, ISBN: 0802800548 9780802800541.
    "This is a definitive work. It looks at the background of Christian hope in the Old Testament and New Testament. Important facts are drawn from incidents beginning with the faith of Abraham all the way through to the teachings of Christ. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Hemminge, Nicholas, A Learned and Fruitful Commentary Upon the Epistle of James, the Apostle, wherein are diligently and profitably entreated all such matters and chief common places of religion as are touched in the same Epistle, including a detailed section on contracts and bargains, borrowing and selling, usury, lending, and the right use of the goods of the church, as well as many more related topics, 1577.

    Henderson, Alexander (1583-1646), The Bishops Doom: A Sermon Preached Before the General Assembly Which sat at Glasgow Anno 1638, on Occasion of Pronouncing the Sentence of the Greater Excommunication Against Eight of the Bishops, and Deposing or Suspending the Other six.
    The Bishop's Doom

    *Henderson, Alexander (1583-1646), Obedience is Better Than Sacrifice, an MP3 file [audio file], (1 Samuel 15:22; Matthew 15:9). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Also available in SERMONS, PRAYERS, AND PULPIT ADDRESSES, 1638.
    "Read by Elder Lyndon Dohms from the book SERMONS, PRAYERS AND PULPIT ADDRESSES. Henderson was one of the Scottish commissioners to the Westminster Assembly and the principal architect of the Solemn League and Covenant. Some consider him as only second to Knox in regard to his work as a Scottish Reformer. This sermon, on Psalm 40:6-8, was preached in Scotland just before Henderson left for the Westminster Assembly and exhorts Christians to zealousness -- especially in days of great declension." -- Publisher

    *Henderson, Alexander (1583-1646), Sermons, Prayers, and Pulpit Addresses, 1638. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #29.
    "Henderson lived 1583-1646, and was one of the Scottish commissioners to the Westminster Assembly. Baillie called Henderson 'the fairest ornament, after John Knox, of incomparable memory, that ever the Church of Scotland did enjoy'." -- Publisher

    Henderson, Alexander (1583-1646), The Vnlavvfulnes and Danger of Limited Prelacie, or Perpetuall Precidencie in the Church, Briefly Discovered, 1641. Available (WORKS OF ALEXANDER HENDERSON), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Henderson, Alexander (1583-1646), and Philip Nye (1596?-1672), The Covenant: With a Narrative of the Proceedings and Solemn Manner of Taking it by the Honourable House of Commons, and reverent Assembly of Divines the 25th day of September, at Saint Margarets in Westminster. Also, tvvo speeches delivered at the same time; the one by Mr. Philip Nye, the other by Mr. Alexander Hendersam. Published by speciall order of the House, 1643.

    Henderson, Alexander (1583-1646), and Philip Nye, 1596?-1672, Two Speeches Delivered Before the Subscribing of the Covenant, the 25. of September, at St. Margarets in Westminster the one by Mr. Philip Nye, the other by Mr. Alexander Henderson, 1643.

    Henderson, Alexander (1583-1646), and Church of Scotland, General Assembly, Parliament, The Scotts Declaration, in Answer to the Declaration, Sent Unto Them by Their Commissioners now at London, From the Honourable Houses of Parliament of England: Expressing Their Care to Prevent the Effusion of Christian Blood; and Their Affections to Reformation Both to Kirk and State, 1642.

    Henderson, Archibald (1877-1963), The Conquest of the Old Southwest; The Romantic Story of the Early Pioneers Into Virginia, the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Kentucky, 1740-1790, ISBN: 9780871521583 087152158X.

    Henderson, Archibald (1877-1963), Cradle of Liberty; Historical Essays Concerning the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, May 20, 1775.

    Hengstenberg, Ernst Wilhelm, A Commentary on Ecclesiastes. Available (WORKS OF E.W. HENGSTENBERG), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Hengstenberg is said to have been a preterist.
    A Commentary on Ecclesiastes

    Henry, Carl F.H., Christian Personal Ethics, ISBN: 1565635604 9781565635609.

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

    *Henry, Matthew (1662-1714), A Church in the House: A Sermon Concerning Family Religion, 1704. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #22.
    "Family worship is presently one of the most powerful weapons in a Christian parents arsenal of truth. Read this Puritan sermon and see why! In time past, when the churches saw the family as `little churches' within the church, elders saw to it that family worship was practiced daily and that offenders against this Godly order were censured. Daily family worship is a monumental blessing on the one hand and a serious sin of omission, when not practiced, on the other. Though Kevin Reed was speaking of public worship in the following quotation, the directive can easily be applied to family worship also. Reed notes, `heads of households you husbands and fathers -- it is incumbent on you to lead your family in the narrow path which leads to life. Compromise in worship is a form of apostasy, which teaches children that we love family approval more than obedience to Christ . . . You have no right to set aside biblical principles of worship' (John Knox the Forgotten Reformer, forthcoming, p. 99). Furthermore, Ptacek has written that, `the role of the head of the family was given the highest possible status by Matthew Henry. In a 1704 sermon on family religion, Henry followed Cawdrey in arguing that the head of the family holds all of the offices of Christ with respect to his household: prophet, priest and king. Henry's design for family religion is based on the exercise of these three offices. As a prophet the head of the family teaches doctrine through the reading of Scripture and catechizing. The head's priestly office is expressed in praying for his family. His exercise of discipline reflects the office of king, both in encouraging godly behaviour and discouraging sinful practices. Although Matthew Henry was the best known Puritan preacher of his time, he asserted without fear of controversy that his view of the role of the head of the family was one in which all agree' (Family Worship, pp. 52-53). For parents, and especially fathers, this may be one of the most important works you will ever read. When family worship is practiced faithfully (and the responsibility for this rests with the head of the house primarily, and the elders of the church secondarily -- through encouragement, help and discipline of the unfaithful), nations and generations to come will be greatly influenced to bow humbly before the Lord Jesus Christ and serve Him alone!" -- Publisher

    Henry, Matthew (1662-1714), The Communicant's Companion: or, Instructions and Helps for the Right Receiving of the Lord's Supper, ISBN: 1878442260. Alternate title: HOW TO PREPARE FOR COMMUNION. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #17. A Christian classic.

    *Henry, Matthew, Three Thousand Quotations From the Writings of Matthew Henry.

    *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

    Henty, Georg Alfred, G.A. Henty Collection of Books for Boys
    "Hard bound, soft bound, and CD-ROM editions.
    "All 99 of G.A. Henty's books are now available in print and digital formats. The CDs also includes 53 short stories by Henty and 216 short stories by his contemporaries.
    "Written during the latter part of the 19th century, G.A. Henty's books were very popular and widely used in the schools of Britain and the United States during the late 19th and early 20th Centuries.
    "While many children's adventure books that emphasize the traits of courage, high moral character, diligence, perseverance and other valuable personal virtues were written during this period, G.A. Henty's books are unique. Each adventure takes place within the setting of some important period in human history. From the fall of Jerusalem to the American Civil War, Henty's heroes live their adventures within exciting historical events. The reader learns much detailed history while he is being entertained and taught by exemplary heroes.
    "Moreover, through his personal experiences and careful scholarship, Henty provides very detailed and accurate accounts of history.
    "While one might read a section of a history book concerning, for example, the conquering of Mexico by Spain, most such accounts are dry and shallow in comparison with Henty's tale of the primary happenings and of the way of life of the people caught up in those events.
    "From the French Revolution to the Great Plague of London, from the Crusades to the American Civil War, Henty readers learn in-depth history, superior vocabulary and literary techniques, and the advantages of high personal character - while they are being entertained by a master storyteller.
    "The Robinson Books Henty Collection is outstanding reading for any person - young or old, regardless of educational background." -- Publisher
    Gutenberg, Project
    G.A. Henty, Wikipedia article

    Henty, George Alfred, Redskins and Colonists: or, A Boy's Adventures in the Early Days of Virginia (1905)

    Henty, George Alfred, and Herbert James Draper, St. Bartholomew's Eve: A Tale of the Huguenot Wars (1905)

    Henty, George Alfred, and G.C. Hindley, In the Heart of the Rockies: A Story of Adventure in Colorado (1895)

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

    Herle, Charles (1598-1659), Abraham's Offer God's Offering: in a Sermon Preached Before the Right Honorable the Lord Mayor, Together With the Aldermen his Brethren: at Christ-church on Easter-Tuesday last, being the day of their publique thanksgiving.

    Herle, Charles (1598-1659), Detvr Sapienti: in a Treatise of the Excellency of Christian Wisdome, Above That of Worldly Policy and Morall Prvdence (sic), in two Former Treatises. Alternate title: WORLDLY POLICY AND MORAL PRUDENCE. THE VANITY AND FOLLY OF THE ONE, THE SOLIDITY AND USEFULNESS OF THE OTHER, IN A MORAL DISCOURSE. Available (WORLDLY POLICY AND MORAL PRUDENCE . . .), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Herle, Charles (1598-1659), A Pair of Compasses for Church and State: Delivered in a Sermon Preached at St. Margarets in Westminster Before the Honorable House of Commons, at Their monethly Fast November the Last, 1642. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Herman, Arthur, How the Scots Invented the Modern World: The True Story of how Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created our World and Everything in it. ISBN: 0609606352 9780609606353.
    "The reader should be warned, the book is not what it appears to be. In fact, a look at Herman's bio suggests that it is insidious.
    "It is sobering to see it make the case that Scottish thinkers, descendants of the very men who gave the world the Scottish Covenanted Reformation in the 17th century, went on to contributed to the decline of Western thought by exporting the Scottish Enlightenment.
    "It is striking in two respects. First, it traces the 'brain drain' from Scotland in the 18th, 19th, and 20th Centuries, which contributed to enlightenment and progress in the West. Yet, while we have been taught that the 'prosperity' and advances of modern Western society are a result of 'enlightenment thought,' the huge problems looming over modern society seem less than promising.
    "Secondly, Protestant theologians regard the Covenanted Reformation of Scotland of the 17th century as the highest attainment of Christianity in history. It is striking that the book does not treat the fact that the relationship between Church and State abruptly changed in Scotland, and in the West, in 1661, and has been in decline since then. 'In early 1661 the Scottish Parliament passed the Act Rescissory, which established the king as supreme judge in all matters civil and ecclesiastical, and which made owning the covenants National and Solemn League unlawful. This act undid all the work of the Covenanted Reformation of Scotland from 1638 to 1650, and made it high treason to acknowledge Jesus Christ as head of the church.' So, while it is entertaining, the book is an account of the influence of Scottish secular humanistic thought on Western society after the Covenanted Reformation of Scotland. See: An Introduction to the Covenanted Reformation and Act, Declaration, and Testimony, 1876, Part II." -- compiler
    "It is only natural, Herman suggests, that a country that once ranked among Europe's poorest, if most literate, would prize the ideal of progress, measured 'by how far we have come from where we once were.' Forged in the Scottish Enlightenment, that ideal would inform the political theories of Francis Hutcheson, Adam Smith, and David Hume, and other Scottish thinkers who viewed 'man as a product of history,' and whose collective enterprise involved 'nothing less than a massive reordering of human knowledge' (yielding, among other things, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA BRITANNICA, first published in Edinburgh in 1768, and the Declaration of Independence, published in Philadelphia just a few years later [The Scottish Covenanting Struggle, Alexander Craighead, and the Mecklenburg Declaration -- compiler]). On a more immediately practical front, but no less bound to that notion of progress, Scotland also fielded inventors, warriors, administrators, and diplomats such as Alexander Graham Bell, Andrew Carnegie, Simon MacTavish, and Charles James Napier, who created empires and great fortunes, extending Scotland's reach into every corner of the world.
    "Herman examines the lives and work of these and many more eminent Scots, capably defending his thesis and arguing, with both skill and good cheer, that the Scots 'have by and large made the world a better place rather than a worse place.' -- Reader's Comment
    "Personally, I found this all a bit more intriguing then convincing. The leap from Knox (1505-1572) to Francis Hutcheson (1694-1746) required a detour from church history into the foggy bottom of British politics before emerging with a secular history of the Enlightenment. While I enjoyed getting a Scottish view of the 'English' civil war and detailed account of parliamentary debate over the Treaty of Union (1707), the story is simply too brief. All this takes place in the first 60 pages, one third of it devoted entirely to the Treaty of Union. To make a case for Hutcheson and Lord Kames inventing the 'Enlightenment,' a bit more would be required regarding English and French developments. . . ." -- Reader's Comment
    "Arthur Herman, author [clearly an establishment writer -- compiler] of THE IDEA OF DECLINE IN WESTERN HISTORY and JOSEPH McCARTHY: REEXAMINING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF AMERICA'S MOST HATED SENATOR, received his doctorate in history at Johns Hopkins University. He is the coordinator of the Western Heritage Program at the Smithsonian Institution, an associate professor of history at George Mason University, and a consulting historical editor for Time-Life Books. He lives in Washington, D.C." -- Publisher

  • The "Apologetics" Lecture Series Using FROM RATIONALISM TO IRRATIONALITY (1979) as the text, and delivered in Decatur, Georgia, beginning November, 1979. (17 MP3 files)
  • The Decline of Modern Philosophy
  • Decline in Theology, #1
  • Decline Through the 1840's: Philosophical Revolution in Political Thought
  • and so forth, and so on.

    Hetherington, William (1803-1865), History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines (1856), ISBN: 0921148321 9780921148326. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10 (and #30).
    "This book is one of the best easy reading historical accounts published concerning this unsurpassed Assembly. Hetherington's purpose for writing this book is stated in the preface as follows:

    In common with all true Presbyterians, I have often regretted the want of a History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines . . . Especially in such a time as the present, when all distinctive Presbyterian principles are not only called in question, but also misrepresented and condemned, such a want has become absolutely unendurable, unless Presbyterians are willing to permit their Church to perish under a load of unanswered, yet easily refuted, calumny. And as the best refutation of calumny is the plain and direct statement of truth, it is by that process that I have endeavored to vindicate the principles and the character of the Presbyterian Church (p. i.).
    "The Puritan history leading up to the Assembly (which this book takes a in-depth look at), is especially important and not only set the context for what became the major debates among the ministers present, but even dictated who was selected to this august body of scholars. Civil wars, national upheavals, emigration to the 'new world' and a host of other epoch making events surrounded this momentous period of history. These debates and their resolutions have defined and directed Christian thought and national cultures ever since their original ratification -- and Hetherington is not shy about noting the significance of this Assembly when he writes,
    But the man who penetrates a little deeper into the nature of those unrevealed but powerful influences which move a nation's mind, and mould its destinies, will be ready to direct his attention more profoundly to the objects and deliberations of an assembly which met at a moment so critical, and was comprised of the great master-minds of the age; and the theologian who has learned to view religion as the vital principle of human nature, equally in nations and in the individual man, will not easily admit the weak idea, that such an assembly could have been an isolated event, but will be disposed earnestly to inquire what led to its meeting, and what important consequences followed. And although the subject has not hitherto been investigated with such a view, it may, we trust, be possible to prove, that it (the Westminster Assembly -- RB), was the most important event in the century in which it occurred; and that it has exerted, and in all probability will yet exert, a far more wide and permanent influence upon both the civil and the religious history of mankind than has generally been even imagined (p. 17).
    "Hetherington covers the period from 1531 to 1662. Many consider this era a historical high water mark for doctrinal and practical Puritan precision. Also included is a chapter on the theological productions of the Westminster Assembly and six valuable appendices (one containing six biographical notices of the Scottish Commissioners including Rutherford, Gillespie, Henderson and Baillie).
    "This work is indispensable for understanding the work accomplished by the Westminster Assembly, Presbyterian and Independent history, Oliver Cromwell and much more. For example, consider the lofty and Christ honoring goal of the Assembly as summarized by Hetherington:
    There was one great, and even sublime idea, brought somewhat indefinitely before the Westminster Assembly, which has not yet been realized, the idea of a Protestant union throughout Christendom, not merely for the purpose of counterbalancing Popery, but in order to purify, strengthen, and unite all true Christian churches, so that with combined energy and zeal they might go forth, in glad compliance with the Redeemer's commands, teaching all nations, and preaching the everlasting gospel to every creature under heaven. This truly magnificent, and also truly Christian idea, seems to have originated in the mind of that distinguished man, Alexander Henderson. It was suggested by him to the Scottish commissioners, and by them partially brought before the English Parliament, requesting them to direct the Assembly to write letters to the Protestant Churches in France, Holland, Switzerland, and other Reformed Churches. . . . and along with these letters were sent copies of the Solemn League and Covenant, a document which might itself form the basis of such a Protestant union. The deep thinking divines of the Netherlands apprehended the idea, and in their answer, not only expressed their approbation of the Covenant, but also desired to join in it with the British kingdoms. Nor did they content themselves with the mere expression of approval and willingness to join. A letter was soon afterwards sent to the Assembly from the Hague, written by Duraeus (the celebrated John Dury), offering to come to the Assembly, and containing a copy of a vow which he had prepared and tendered to the distinguished Oxenstiern, chancellor of Sweden, wherein he bound himself 'to prosecute a reconciliation between Protestants in point of religion . . . .' On one occasion Henderson procured a passport to go to Holland, most probably for the purpose of prosecuting this grand idea. But the intrigues of politicians, the delays caused by the conduct of the Independents, and the narrow-minded Erastianism of the English Parliament, all conspired to prevent the Assembly from entering farther into that truly glorious Christian enterprise. Days of trouble and darkness came; persecution wore out the great men of that remarkable period; pure and vital Christianity was stricken to the earth and trampled under foot. (pp. 337-339)
    "Further demonstrating his grasp of the most important events of the Second Reformation, Hetherington comments on the Solemn League (the epitome of Second Reformation attainments),
    no man who is able to understand its nature, and to feel and appreciate its spirit and its aim, will deny it to be the wisest, the sublimest, and the most sacred document ever framed by uninspired men. (p. 134)
    "Anyone interested in the work of the Westminster Assembly -- and the men, teaching and events which were at the heart of the Puritan revolution against the forces of antichrist -- should read this book at least once. Third edition, 413 pages." -- Publisher
    The History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, William Hetherington (1803-1865)

    *Hewison, James King, The Covenanters: A History of the Church in Scotland From the Reformation to the Revolution, 1908, 2 volumes (1908). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #25.
    "Smellie, in his preface to MEN OF THE COVENANT, calls this set a 'great treatise on the Covenanters -- a treatise which covers the entire field and seems to leave no word unsaid.' Hewison states that he desired to produce 'an absolutely impartial account of the Covenanters.' He also notes that 'certain definite conclusions regarding the Covenanters, as a rigid sect in the Christian Church, and as a restless, rebellious political party in the 16th and 17th centuries, have been arrived at by many students; and, as a general rule, a far from favourable estimate of these brave and defensible patriots has been based upon generalizations which will not bear investigation.' Moreover, he recognizes the Covenanters for who they were: 'one of the most extraordinary orders of devotees which the civilized world ever saw.' The work is enhanced by photographic reproductions of portraits, pictures, and Covenants. Considered by some as the definitive work on the Covenanters (over 1100 pages). If you are going to study church history after the Apostles, no other group or time period offers as much edifying material. This set is sure to put a fiery zeal in the soul of all those who love the Lord Jesus Christ. Great price too!" -- Publisher
    Hewison, The Covenanters: A History of the Church in Scotland From the Reformation to the Revolution, vol. 1 of 2.
    Hewison, The Covenanters: A History of the Church in Scotland From the Reformation to the Revolution, vol. 2 of 2.

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

    Hinson, E. Glenn, Religious Liberty: The Christian Roots of our Fundamental Freedoms. Alternate title: SOUL LIBERTY, ISBN: 0962989800 9780962989803.

    Hirsch, Alan R., What Your Doctor may not Tell you About Sinusitis: Relieve Your Symptoms and Identify the Real Source of Your Pain, ISBN: 0446691186 9780446691185.
    "The groundbreaking series continues with a comprehensive, all-natural program to prevent and treat sinusitis and sinus-related disorders. Over 35 million Americans suffer from sinusitis, a debilitating condition that only worsens with spring allergies and winter colds. A serious affliction, it is commonly confused with allergies, migraines, or even the common cold. As a result of this misdiagnosis, the treatment often alleviates the symptoms instead of the root cause of the condition. Dr. Hirsch presents an effective program that not only cures symptoms, but eliminates the source of sinus pain. Complete with lifestyle and dietary changes to improve respiratory function, including alternative therapies, WHAT YOUR DOCTOR MAY NOT TELL YOU ABOUT SINUSITIS is a comprehensive guide to living-and breathing-pain-free." -- Publisher

    *Hislop, Alexander (1807-1865), Christ's Crown and Covenant or National Covenanting Essentially Connected With National Revival, 1860.

    Hocking, David L., The Promises of Jesus.

    Hog, James, A Letter, Wherein the Scriptural Grounds and Warrants for the Reformation of Churches by way of Covenant, are Succinctly Considered and Cleared. . . . By a Welwisher to a Covenanted Reformation.

    *Holmes, Arthur (editor), War and Christian Ethics: Classic Readings on the Morality of War, ISBN: 0801041708 9780801041709.

    Hooker, Thomas (1586-1647), A Comment Upon Christ's Last Prayer in the Seventeenth of John [John 17] Wherein is Opened the Union Beleevers Have With God and Christ, and the Glorious Privileges Thereof . . . / by that faithful and known servant of Christ, Mr. Thomas Hooker . . . printed from the authors own papers written with his own hand, and attested to be such in an epistle by Thomas Goodwin and Philip Nye, 1656.

    Hooker, Thomas (1586-1647), The Faithful Covenanter: A Sermon Preached at the Lecture in Dedham in Essex . . . Very Usefull in These Times of Covenanting With God, 1644.

    Hooykaas, R., Religion and the Rise of Modern Science, ISBN: 1573830186 9781573830188.

    Hopkins, Mark, The Law of Love and Love as a Law: Or, Christian Ethics, ISBN: 0404591973.

    Horton, Robert F., The Commandments of Jesus.

    *Horwitz, Allan V., Jerome C. Wakefield, and Robert L. Spitzer (Foreword), The Loss of Sadness: How Psychiatry Transformed Normal Sorrow into Depressive Disorder, ISBN: 9780195313048 0195313046.

    Horton, Robert F., The Commandments of Jesus.

    Houston, Thomas (1803-1882, editor of The Covenanter), The Christian Magistrate, 1832. Available in WORKS: DOCTRINAL AND PRACTICAL, 4 volumes.
    The Christian Magistrate: A Discourse, With an Appendix, 1832.

    Houston, Thomas (1803-1882), The Life of James Renwick: A Historical Sketch of his Life, Labours and Martyrdom and a Vindication of his Character and Testimony. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE LIFE OF THE REV. JAMES RENWICK), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #26.
    The Life of Mr. James Renwick, excerpted from BIOGRAPHIA SCOTICANA, John Howie
    The Life of James Renwick: A Faithful Covenanter, Cameronian, Martyr for Christ, #1

    Houston, Thomas (1803-1882), Zion's Light Come: An Encouragement to Holy Effort; A Discourse Delivered at the Opening of the Reformed Presbyterian Synod in Ireland, on Monday Evening, July 10, 1854.

    Houston, Thomas (1803-1882), and William Johnston, Divine Psalms Against Paraphrases and Hymns: Review of a Sermon by the Rev. William Johnston, on "Psalms and Paraphrases," 1861.

    Howe, George, History of the Presbyterian Church in South Carolina, Vol. 1 of 2.
    Howe, George, History of the Presbyterian Church in South Carolina, Vol. 2 of 2.

    *Howe, John (1630-1705), Of Charity in Reference to Other Men's Sins, 1 Corinthians 13:5, 1681. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "According to James Darling's CYCLOPAEDIA BIBLIOGRAPHICA, John Howe was one of the faithful English Puritan ministers who was ejected from his church in 1662. Darling adds that 'The late Robert Hall said that he had learned more from John Howe than from any other author he had ever read, and that there is an astonishing magnificence in his conceptions' (p. 1560).
    "This book is about Christians' attitudes towards the sins of other people. For example, Howe notes that some people are happy to see others sin because it makes them feel superior to those people. But it is itself sinful for a Christian to feel this way. 'What is it now to rejoice in another man's sin? Think what it is, and how impossible it is to be where the love of God hath any place. What to be glad that such a one is turning a man into a devil! A reasonable immortal soul, capable of Heaven, into a fiend of Hell! To be glad that such a soul is tearing itself off from God, is blasting its own eternal hopes, and destroying all its possibilities of a future well-being! Blessed God! How repugnant is this to Charity?' (p. 18).
    " 'One would think them indeed but half men, and scarce any Christians, that can allow themselves so inhumane, and unhallowed a pleasure, as rejoicing in another's sin!
    " 'Tis very unworthy of a man to take pleasure in seeing his fellowman turning beast. There is little in it of the ingenuity that belongs to humane nature, to delight in the harms of others; much less of the prudence, to make sport of a common mischief.' (p. 54). "Rather than rejoicing over the sins of others, Christians should mourn over the sin and pray for the repentance of the offender.
    "In some cases, however, charity and duty will require separation from the offender. 'We are to decline their society: i.e. when their heinous guilt appears, and while their repentance appears not. Scripture is so plain, and copious to this purpose, that it would suppose them very ignorant of the Bible, for whom it should be needful to quote texts. We must avoid them for our own sake, that we be not infected, nor be partakers in their sin, and guilt. For theirs (and so charity requires it), that they may be ashamed, which may be the means of their reduction and salvation: And (which is most considerable), for the honour of the Christian religion, that it may be vindicated, and rescued from reproach, as much as in us lies.' (pp. 41-42).
    "In this respect Christians have an infallible example. 'The great God is our example, who refuses the fellowship of apostate persons, yea and churches: Departs, and withdraws his affronted Glory. It is pure, and declines all taint'." (p. 42). -- Publisher
    Howe, John (1630-1705), The Whole Works of the Rev. John Howe, M.A., With a Memoir of the Author (1822), vol. 1 of 8.

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

    *Howie, John (1735-1793), The Scots Worthies. Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies . . . Also, an Appendix, Containing a Short Historical Hint of the Wicked Lives . . . of the . . . Apostates and . . . Persecutors in Scotland . . . 2nd edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781. A Christian classic. Available (PDF and MP3 audio files) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (PDF file) on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1, #10. Available (22 MP3 audio files) on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1-30 and at
    "Most commonly known as SCOTS WORTHIES, this edition contains Howie's footnotes (defending the Covenanters), and Howie's appendix titled 'The Judgment and Justice of God' (which chronicles God's judgments upon Reformation apostates and those who persecuted the Covenanters). It is the only edition in print which contains both these sections intended for publication by the author (as later editors often removed either one or both of these parts of this book). BIOGRAPHIA SCOTICANA covers the history of 'noblemen, gentlemen, ministers and others from Mr. Patrick Hamilton, who was born about the year of our Lord 1503, and suffered martyrdom at St. Andrews, Feb., 1527, to Mr. James Renwick, who was executed in the Grass-market of Edinburgh, Feb. 17, 1688. Together with a succinct account of the lives of other seven eminent divines, and Sir Robert Hamilton of Preston, who died about, or shortly after the Revolution.' This is one of our best history books (over 700 pages), covering all of the major Scottish Reformers. Howie summarizes his book as follows: 'The design of the following was to collect, from the best authorities, a summary account of the lives, characters, and contendings, of a certain number of our most renowned SCOTS WORTHIES, who, for their faithful services, ardent zeal, constancy in sufferings, and other Christian graces and virtues, deserve honourable memorial in the Church of Christ; and for which their names have been, and will be savoury to all the true lovers of our Zion, while Reformation principles are regarded.' Furthermore, the momentous nature of the struggles chronicled in this book are succinctly noted when Howie writes: 'the primitive witnesses had the divinity of the Son of God, and an open confession of Him, for their testimony. Our reformers from Popery had Antichrist to struggle with, in asserting the doctrines of the Gospel, and the right way of salvation in and through Jesus Christ. Again, in the reigns of James VI. and Charles I., Christ's REGALIA, and the divine right of Presbytery, became the subject matter of their testimony. Then, in the beginning of the reign of Charles II. (until he got the whole of our ancient and laudable constitution effaced and overturned), our Worthies only saw it their duty to hold and contend for what they had already attained unto. But, in the end of this and the subsequent tyrant's reign, they found it their duty (a duty which they had too long neglected), to advance one step higher, by casting off their authority altogether, and that as well on account of their manifest usurpation of Christ's crown and dignity, as on account of their treachery, bloodshed, and tyranny . . . which may be summed up. The Primitive martyrs sealed the prophetic office of Christ in opposition to Pagan idolatry. The reforming martyrs sealed His priestly office with their blood, in opposition to Popish idolatry. And last of all, our late martyrs have sealed His kingly office with their best blood, in despite of supremacy and bold Erastianism. They indeed have cemented it upon His royal head, so that to the world's end it shall never drop off again.' Moreover, the importance of this book can be clearly seen when Johnston, in TREASURY OF THE SCOTTISH COVENANT, reports that, Walter Scott refers to Howie as 'the fine old chronicler of the Cameronians'. . . Howie's book has been for upwards of a century a household word, occupying a place on the shelf beside THE BIBLE and THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS.' Written for God, country and the covenanted work of Reformation. Stirring history!" -- Publisher
    An alternative edition that also contains the appendix, Biographia Scoticana: or, A Brief Historical Account of the Lives, Characters, and Memorable Transactions of the Most Eminent Scots Worthies, Noblemen, Gentlemen, Ministers and Others . . . With an Appendix, Containing a Short Historical Account of the Wicked Lives and Miserable Deaths of Some of the Most Bloody Persecutors in Scotland, 1836.
    An Appendix, Containing a Short Historical Hint of the Wicked Lives and Miserable Deaths of Some of the Most Remarkable Apostates and Bloody Persecutors in Scotland From the Reformation to the Revolution
    This is the Appendix to THE SCOTS WORTHIES. BIOGRAPHIA SCOTICANA, 2nd edition, corrected and enlarged, 1781.
    See also: A CLOUD OF WITNESSES FOR THE ROYAL PREROGATIVES OF JESUS CHRIST BEING THE LAST SPEECHES AND TESTIMONIES OF THOSE WHO HAVE SUFFERED FOR THE TRUTH IN SCOTLAND SINCE . . . 1680 and JOHN FOXE'S BOOK OF MARTYRS. ACTES AND MONUMENTS OF MATTERS MOST SPECIALL AND MEMORABLE. Available from: Implemented by the Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield, England, and published by HRI Online Publications, Sheffield, 2011, Version 2.0, ISBN: 9780954260864.

    *Howie, John (1735-1793), and William M'Gavin (1773-1832, preface), The Last Words and Dying Testimonies of the Scots Worthies: Containing the Cloud of Witnesses for the Royal Prerogatives of Jesus Christ . . . and Naphtali, or, The Wrestlings of the Church of Scotland for the Kingdom of Christ: The Whole Accompanied With Historical Notices and Observations. Alternate titles: CLOUD OF WITNESSES, and THE SCOTS WORTHIES, VOLUME SECOND . . . THEIR LAST WORDS AND DYING TESTIMONIES (COMBINES CLOUD AND NAPHTALI AS THE SECOND VOLUME OF THE SCOTS WORTHIES).
    See also: Various, The Last Words and Dying Testimonies of the Scots Worthies: Containing the Cloud of Witnesses, Being the last speeches and testimonies of those who suffered for the truth in Scotland since the year 1680; and Naphtali, or the Wrestlings of the Church of Scotland for the Kingdom of Christ; Together With Other Testimonies and Other Valuable Historical Documents; The whole accompanied with historical notices and observations, explanatory and corrective (1846)

    *Howie, John (1735-1793, collector and transcriber), Michael Shields, James Guthrie, John Kid, John King, et al., Faithful Contendings Displayed: Being an Historical Relation of the State and Actings of the Suffering Remnant in the Church of Scotland Subsisted in Select Societies, and Were United in General Correspondencies During the Hottest Time of the Late Persecution, viz. From the Year 1681 to 1691: Together with an account of the State of the land in general, and of the society people in particular, in the intervals betwixt each of their general meetings, with some pertinent remarks upon these historical occurrences, and many letters to and from the general correspondent meetings, 1780, ISBN: 1171237324 9781171237327 0548345945 9780548345948. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    The long title continues: "Collected and kept in record by Mr. Michael Shields, who was clerk unto these general societies, and personally present at most of their meetings. To which is added, ten considerations on the danger of apostacy and defection from a covenanted work of reformation. By Mr. James Guthrie, sometime minister of the Gospel at Stirling. As also, a collection of very valuable sermons, preached by these faithful and eminent servants of Jesus Christ, Messrs. John Kid, John King, John Welch, John Blackadder, John Dickson, and Gabriel Semple. Collected and transcribed by John Howie, and published at the desire of some of those who desire to own the same testimony that some of those authors owned and sealed with their blood." -- long title continued
    "Howie is famous for his BIOGRAPHIA SCOTICANA: OR, A BRIEF HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE LIVES, CHARACTERS, AND MEMORABLE TRANSACTIONS OF THE MOST EMINENT SCOTS WORTHIES (often just called SCOTS WORTHIES), but this work is just as valuable. A massive, rare classic, in which Howie aims at 'the gaining of friends unto, or confirming them in the covenanted interest, in a subserviency to God's glory and the good of His church' (preface, p. xxiv). Contains much information on the Reformation and the sufferings of the Covenanters which is found nowhere else (to our knowledge)." -- Publisher


    Howitt, William (1792-1879), A Popular History of Priestcraft in all Ages and Nations, eBook.
    "Two Evil Principles: Kingcraft and Priestcraft; Paganism; Mythology of the Assyrians and Syrians; Establishment of Monkery (monks); Popish Arrogance and Atrocities; Jesuits and Inquisitors; English Church; Ministerial Plan of Irish Church Reform; Clerical Incomes; Evils of the system of Church Patronage; Retrospect view of the Effects of Priestcraft."

    Howse, Ernest Marshall, Spiritual Values in Shakespeare.

    Hudson, Pamela S., Ritual Child Abuse: Discovery, Diagnosis and Treatment, ISBN: 0882478672 9780882478678.
    Includes bibliographical references.
    "I am a psychotherapist who works with trauma. I used to believe that ritual abuse was an urban legend; now I know better. I've worked with enough survivors and specialists who treat Dissociative Identity Disorder, previously called Multiple Personality Disorder, that I know Satanic Ritual Abuse and many other forms of ritual abuse are very real. It is very real and survivors are typically afraid to seek out help from mental health professionals for it and are severely dis-served by the denial of mental health practitioners.
    "This book is a little simplistic but is a good introduction to working with Ritual Abuse Survivors. I recommend reading this to help wrap your mind around ritual abuse, then, if you are a professional read Dee Brown's book on SATANIC RITUAL ABUSE. That is an excellent resource." -- Reader's Comment

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

    *Hutchison, Matthew, The Reformed Presbyterian Church in Scotland: Its Origin and History, 1680-1876, 450 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #18.
    "This is the only book-length history covering the period after 1680 (to 1876), when the majority Synod of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland merged with the Free Church of Scotland. The history after 1822, when the Auchensaugh Renovation was removed as a term of communion, merely chronicles the wholesale backsliding of the church and eventual split in 1863; from which a majority emerged which joined with the Free Church of Scotland in 1876. A remnant of the minority of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland still exists, however they never returned to the original position of the church from which it began to depart in 1822 (with the removal of the Auchensaugh bond -- which bond is the Auchensaugh Renovation listed under the Reformed Presbytery in this catalogue). This book is a fine illustration of the 'footsteps of the flock,' (as seen in the Protesters [paleopresbyterians] and their spiritual posterity), during the period of which it deals, while at the same time serving as a clear warning to those who have declined from Reformation attainments (i.e. the Resolutioners [neopresbyterians] and those who continue their deformation of the faith). 'By the National Covenant,' notes Thomas Sproull, 'our Fathers laid Popery prostrate. By the Solemn League and Covenant they were successful in resisting prelatic encroachments and civil tyranny. By it they were enabled to achieve the Second Reformation . . . They were setting up landmarks by which the location and limits of the city of God will be known at the dawn of the millennial day . . . How can they be said to go forth by the footsteps of the flock, who have declined from the attainments, renounced the covenants and contradicted the testimony of 'the cloud of witnesses.'. . . All the schisms (separations) that disfigure the body mystical of Christ . . . are the legitimate consequences of the abandonment of reformation attainments -- the violation of covenant engagements.' Understanding where the faithful covenanted servants of Christ have been historically, not only helps individuals to separate between truly constituted churches and the those that are false (because they have constitutionally backslidden from Reformation attainments); but is a necessary component to the keeping the fifth commandment, as the Reformed Presbytery has pointed out: ' Nor otherwise can a Christian know the time or place of his birth, or the persons whom God commands him to honor as his father and mother, than by uninspired testimony; and the same is true of his covenant obligation, if baptized in infancy. Against all who ignorantly or recklessly reject or oppose history as a bond of fellowship, in the family, in the state, but especially in the church, we thus enter our solemn and uncompromising protest' (Excerpted from: The Act, Declaration and Testimony for the Whole of our Covenanted Reformation . . . by the Reformed Presbytery, pp. 177-178 -- a SWRB rare bound photocopy [1761], reprinted 1995 from the 1876 edition). This edition of THE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH IN SCOTLAND: ITS ORIGIN AND HISTORY, 1680-1876 also contains an introductory note by William Goold (the editor of John Owen's WORKS). In introducing this book Goold writes, 'This volume may claim attention as supplying an essential link in the ecclesiastical history of Scotland. It is the history of that body of men who adhered to the civil part of the Second Reformation, according to which Presbytery was established and recognized by the State between 1638 and 1649 . . . The Church of which this volume is a history took its rise in its distinctive character at this period, and on the ground that it could not, while acknowledging the relief from oppression which the Revolution (of 1688), afforded, acquiesce in the arrangements made by the State for the recognition of the Church and the due exercise of its authority within its own spiritual domain (because the so-called 'glorious revolution' was Erastian to the core and also denied the previous national covenant engagements -- RB). . . . Apart, however, from their testimony in regard to this evil and danger, resulting from a Civil Government in which Prelacy was continued as an essential element, those who dissented from the Revolution Settlement, and from whom the Reformed Presbyterian Church arose, were animated with an earnest zeal for the maintenance of religious ordinances. They strove to exist as a Church, and how far they succeeded, and what difficulties they had to surmount in the attempt, is the interesting story recorded in this volume' (pp. v-vi). In summary, this book (of 450 pages), is an one-of-a-kind chronicle of an integral part of the history of the battle for the 'Crown Rights and Royal Prerogatives of the Lord Jesus Christ'." -- Publisher

    Hutton, Thomas, Reasons for Refusal of Subscription to the Booke of Common Praier: Under the Hands of Certaine Ministers of Devon and Cornwall Word for Word as They Were Exhibited by Them to the Right Reverend William Coton; With an Amswere at Severall Times.

    Hyman, Mark, Ultrametabolism: The Simple Plan for Automatic Weight Loss, ISBN: 0743272552 9780743272551.
    "No wonder it's so hard to lose weight -- our bodies are designed to keep weight on at all costs; it's a matter of survival. It's embedded in our DNA. Our diet has changed dramatically over the past ten thousand years, but our genetic blueprint has not -- our bodies are not designed to process the types of food we are fed today. It's like putting diesel fuel into a regular car -- it just won't work. And making matters worse is the fact that diets don't work either: less than 6 percent of weight-loss attempts succeed. The average person who goes on a diet actually gains five pounds. But a medical revolution is under way, finally showing us precisely how the powerful forces that keep weight on can actually be reprogrammed to automatically burn fat and keep weight off for good. The concept is simple. By learning how to work with our bodies instead of against them, we can ignite the natural fat-burning furnaces that lie dormant within us. For the first time ever, Dr. Mark Hyman makes this new science of weight loss available to the general public. This medical revolution is based on a groundbreaking concept called nutrigenomics -- the science of how food talks to our genes. This science is actually startlingly simple. Food contains information and instructions for our bodies -- eat the right foods and send instructions of weight loss and health; eat the wrong foods and send messages of weight gain and disease. After spending the last ten years conducting pioneering, hands-on research with over two thousand patients at Canyon Ranch, one of the world's leading health resorts, Dr. Hyman has discovered the seven fundamental causes of obesity. While fad diets have identified one or two of these causes, never before have they all been integrated into a single, simple plan for automatic weight loss -- this is the promise of ULTRAMETABOLISM.
    "ULTRAMETABOLISM is an easy-to-follow eight-week plan to help you lose weight based on your own unique genetic needs. Since each of our bodies is different and may require more or less of certain nutrients to awaken our fat-burning DNA, Dr. Hyman shows you exactly how to customize the program for your own particular needs. The program includes menus, recipes, and shopping lists, as well as recommendations for supplements and exercise and lifestyle treatments designed to create a healthy metabolism -- an UltraMetabolism -- permanent weight loss, and lifelong health." -- Publisher

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

    Jamieson, W.F., The Clergy a Source of Danger to the American Republic, 1873, ISBN: 0524009945 9780524009949.

    Jardine, Mark, Julian Goodare, Michael Lynch, and the University of Edinburgh, United Societies: Militancy, Martyrdom, and the Presbyterian Movement in Late-restoration Scotland, 1679 to 1688.
    "This thesis examines the politics, plots and strategies of the militant Presbyterian radicals of the United Societies, or later Covenanters, in their confrontation with the Restoration regime of Charles II and James VII in Scotland, and with the Presbyterian movement between 1679 and 1688."

    *John Owen, God's Presence With a People the Spring of Their Prosperity; With Their Special Interest in Abiding in Him, cited below.
    Owen, John (1616-1683), God's Presence With a People the Spring of Their Prosperity

    Johnson, David W., Feel 30 for the Next 50 Years, ISBN: 0380974630 9780380974634.
    " 'It's not mortality that's on our minds. . . . It is the specter of spending the last quarter of our lives incapable of enjoying ourselves, of losing our memories and our mental acuity, our health, sexuality, and attractiveness,' writes David W. Johnson, Ph.D., physiology professor and medical researcher. This doesn't have to happen, says Johnson, if we use supplements and strategies that 'literally convince your body that it is younger.' Feel 30 for the Next 50 Years explains why and how to use hormonal-replacement therapies, antioxidants, cognitive-enhancing drugs, diet, brain exercises, physical exercise, and stress-reducing techniques. Johnson examines the physical, mental, and emotional changes we attribute to aging, and offers a detailed plan for combating them. Gingko biloba, for example, increases blood flow to the brain, thereby enhancing memory. Antioxidant supplements retard the rate of cellular death. Meditation and biofeedback reduce stress-induced damage. Hormone supplementation, including DHEA, can restore hormones to youthful levels. By following his plan, you can 'pretty much skip old age,' says Johnson, extending the years of 'Youthspan' (optimum health, energy, strength, mobility, and vitality), through age 60, and continuing to live a vigorous and healthy life through age 80 and beyond." -- Reader's Comment

    Johnson, Lyndon B., Space Center; United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Apollo 11: For all Mankind, a DVD.

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

    Johnston, Archibald, Regnum Lapidis, or, The Kingdom of the Stone: A Dissertation on the Crown Rights of Christ

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

    Johnston, John C., Alexander Peden, The Prophet of the Covenant: An Appreciation, 1902. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

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

    Jones, Howard Mumford, Education and World Tragedy, ISBN: 0674499328 9780674499324.
    "The first half of the 20th century has been the bloodiest times in history. If all the people of the United States were to perish in a nuclear war, the number dead would be less than those who have perished by violence during the first half of the 20th century."

    Jones, J. William, J.C. Granberry, Christ in the Camp, or, Religion in the Confederate Army, ISBN: 1594420629 9781594420627 1929241003 9781929241002.

    *Junius, Franciscus (1545-1602), The Apocalypse, or Revelation of St. John, the Apostle and Evangelist of our Lord Jesus Christ, with a brief and methodical exposition upon every chapter by way of a little treatise, applying the words of John to our last times that are full of spiritual and corporal troubles and division in Christendom, 1596.
    Notes from this work were used in the 1599 GENEVA BIBLE.
    The Revelation of Saint John the Apostle and Evangelist, With a Brief and Learned Commentaries, Written by Franciscus Junius (1594)
    An unacceptable scan (March 8, 2014). Text in the marginal notes is lost on nearly every page.

    *Justice, Blair, Who Gets Sick: How Beliefs, Moods and Thoughts Affect Health, ISBN: 0960537678 9780960537679.
    "This is a revised, expanded edition of the 1988 classic that won a prestigious Ben Franklin Award for the best book on health. It was one of the first to give the public an understanding of how beliefs and attitudes affect the body.
    "Blair Justice, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and a longtime researcher in mind body medicine at the University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, School of Public Health, where he also served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. A clinical psychologist, he is the author of numerous papers in the scientific literature and five other books (two with his wife, Dr. Rita Justice). His most recent book (1998) is A DIFFERENT KIND OF HEALTH: FINDING WELL-BEING DESPITE ILLNESS. His 1988 book, WHO GETS SICK: HOW BELIEFS, MOODS AND THOUGHTS AFFECT HEALTH has been published in four languages. A revised, expanded edition was published in 2000. Dr. Justice is a Visiting Scholar at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Dr. Justice works once a week at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center helping patients cope. He and his wife are avid hikers and mountain climbers, along with their Tibetan dogs Tashi and Bodhi. Blair and Rita do animal assisted therapy volunteer service at Methodist Hospital at the Texas Medical Center. -- Publisher
    "This book tells it like is, no holds barred. Anyone who has Chronic Fatigue Immune Deregulation Syndrome (CFIDS) Fibromylagia, Gulf War Syndrome, MS, etc., this is a must have for their bookshelf and reference library. Our thoughts become images thus resulting in chronic illnesses passed on to generations. One might think themselves sick and become sick. The scary part is that it is all true. What we think, we become. -- Reader's Comment

    Kazemek, Francis E. and Pat Rigg, Adult Literacy: An Annotated Bibliography, ISBN: 0872073408 9780872073401.
    Published by The International Reading Association (IRA). Since 1956, IRA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. More than 70,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities. Our members promote high levels of literacy for all by:
    Improving the quality of reading instruction,
    Disseminating research and information about reading, and
    Encouraging the lifetime reading habit."

    Keddie, Gordon J., Dawn of a Kingdom, Message of 1 Samuel, 1988, ISBN: 0852342489 9780852342480.
    "The absolute sovereignty of God and the triumph of his righteousness are the principal themes of 1st Samuel. In tracing the development of Israel from the anarchy of the period of the Judges, from Samuel the prophet and kingmaker through Saul, the people's choice, to David, God's chosen king, the hand of God is seen at work." -- Publisher

    Keddie, Gordon J., Triumph of the King: The Message of 2 Samuel, ISBN: 0852342721 9780852342725.
    "Gordon Keddie draws out the lessons of 2nd Samuel [2 Samuel] and encourages us to look expectantly for the blessing of God in our day since the story of David is a picture of David's royal Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, the Mediator King who rules over all things and will in the fullness of His time deliver up His consummated kingdom to His Father and ours." -- Publisher

    Keller, Timothy J., Sinclair B. Ferguson, C. John Miller, Glenn Blossom, Benjamin Smith, Pastor of Deliverance Church, Ronald E. Lutz, Joseph F. Ryan, Rev., John F. Bettler, Albert N. Martin, and Edmund P. Clowney, Studies in Personal Holiness, 5 sound cassettes (MP3s), (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation).

    Kelly, Thomas Forrest, Chant and its Origins, ISBN: 9780754626329 0754626326.
    "Contents: Part I. General overviews of scholarship. Gregorian studies in the twenty-first century / Richard Crocker. Writings on Western plainchant in the 1980s and 1990s / David Hiley
    "Part II. Early history. Jerusalem and Rome (and Constantinople): the musical heritage of two great cities in the formation of the medieval chant traditions / Peter Jeffery. The singing of psalms in the early-medieval office / Joseph Dyer. The eighth-century Frankish-Roman communion cycle / James McKinnon
    "Part III. Editions and repertories. The critical edition of the Roman gradual by the monks of Solesmes / Jacque Froger. Research on the antiphoner: problems and perspectives / Hartmut Moller
    "Part IV. Analytical studies. Some remarks on Jean Claire's octoechos / Laszlo Dobszay. The offertory chant of the Roman liturgy and its musical form / Joseph Dyer. The Gregorian office antiphons and the comparative method / Edward Nowacki
    "Part V. Roman and Frankish chant. The central problem of Gregorian chant / Willi Apel. Die Entstehung des gregorianischen Chorals / Bruno Stablein. The question of the 'old-Roman' chant: a reappraisal / Paul F. Cutter. Papal schola versus Charlemagne / S.J.P. van Dijk. Introits and archetypes: some archaisms of the old Roman chant / Thomas H. Connolly. Toward a new historical view of Gregorian chant / Helmut Hucke. Gregorian chant and the Romans / Kenneth Levy. Remarks on Roman and non-Roman offertories / Andreas Pfisterer
    "Part VI. Other chant traditions. The development and chronology of the Ambrosian sanctorale; the evidence of the antiphon texts / Terence Bailey. The Beneventan chant / Thomas Forrest Kelly. The old Hispanic rite as evidence for the earliest forms of the Western Christian liturgies / Don M. Randel."

    Kennedy, Walter Donald, Myths of American Slavery, ISBN: 1589800478 9781589800472.
    "I agree. The Civil War created the foundation for the New Slavery, called Federal Slavery. Modern American slaves are victims to more confiscation than 19th century slaves.
    "I do not agree with all author Kennedy's points. Slavery was certainly a partial cause shown by reading Jefferson Davis's first inaugural speech in the 'new' confederate union. It had slavery all over it. But, agreed, the primary cause was taxation, likewise with most wars. The history of the world is one group living off the labor of another. I love how Kennedy speaks the truth here.
    "Even today, we are forced to choose between being a slave or a master. Parents, teach your children not to be the slave. Books like this give profound historical insight. The game never ends.
    "This book further highlights that the master and slave relationship has not, and will not go away until people, black and white, have the courage to leave the modern Federal plantation. When forced, like in the USA, choose the master but embrace liberty. Great book!" -- Reader's Comment

    Kerr, William Nigel, Anabaptist Mysticism (Dissertation: Thesis. Chicago, IL: Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1953).

    *Kesler, Jay (editor), Ron Beers (editor), and Lavonne Neff (editor), Parents and Children: A Guide to Solving Problems and Building Relationships, ISBN: 0896938093 9780896938090.
    "Over 70 Christian leaders give practical advice on parents and children. Almost 700 double-column pages." -- GCB

    Keyes, Kenneth Scofield, C. Gregg Singer, George Aiken Taylor, E.C. Scott, and B. Hoyt Evans, A Manual for new Members [Presbyterian Church in America -- compiler], 33 pages. "Reprinted from The Presbyterian Journal."
    Contents: I. The story of Presbyterianism / C. Gregg Singer -- II. What Presbyterians believe / G. Aiken Taylor -- III. Presbyterian government / E.C. Scott -- IV. Joining the Presbyterian Church / B. Hoyt Evans -- Appendix. The creed of Presbyterians -- The Westminster Assembly, 1643-1648 -- A brief history of the developments in the Presbyterian Church in the United States (Southern) which led to the formation of the Presbyterian Church in America / by Kenneth S. Keys [sic] -- PCA vision 2000 presented to the 1987 General Assembly.

    Kinlaw, Dennis, A Revival Account: Asbury -- 1970, a video cassette, DVD.
    "This 40-minute, eye-witness account by Dr. Dennis Kinlaw who was serving as president of Asbury College during a visitation in 1970, is helping multitudes of Christians understand the true nature of spiritual awakening and revival."

    Klassen, Margreta, Soul Stealing, Abuse of Intimate Power: A Narrative Memoir.

    Knickerbocker, Peggy, and Christopher Hirsheimer, The San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market Cookbook: A Comprehensive Guide to Impeccable Produce Plus Seasonal Recipes, ISBN: 0811844625 9780811844628.
    "Internationally known as one of the most magnificent farmers' markets in the world, the San Francisco Ferry Plaza Farmers' Market has inspired this gorgeous illustrated market companion. The perfect guide and cookbook -- no matter where you live -- each page celebrates the abundant seasonal produce grown by local organic and specialty-crop farmers along with more than 100 fresh, remarkably easy-to-assemble recipes. Organized by season, the book details the availability of products at the market and offers advice on choosing, storing, preparing, and freezing items. A foreword by Alice Waters, the history of the market, and vivid color photos throughout bring this farm fresh market guide to life.
    "Peggy Knickerbocker is a freelance food and travel writer living in San Francisco and Paris. She has contributed to Saveur, Gourmet, Food & Wine, House and Garden, and numerous newspapers. She is the author of OLIVE OIL: FROM TREE TO TABLE (0-8118-1350-9), and SIMPLE SOIREES: SEASONAL MENUS FOR SENSATIONAL DINNER PARTIES (1-5847-9460-7). Christopher Hirsheimer was executive editor of Saveur. Her photographs appear in Saveur and have illustrated numerous cookbooks, including SAVEUR COOKS AUTHENTIC AMERICAN (0-8118-2160-9), and SAVEUR COOKS AUTHENTIC FRENCH (0-8118-2564-7). She lives in Pennsylvania." -- Publisher
    "California is a state bursting with flavor. In such a large state, virtually anything can grow there. Kiwifruits, rice, wine, olives, tomatoes, corn, strawberries and much more! The influx of other cultures help infuse their produce and culinary contributions.
    "Excellent recipes in this book are: Avocado and Grapefruit Salad with Frisee, Fried Zucchini Blossoms, Shaved Raw Asparagus with Lemon Vinaigrette and Roasted Halibut with Braised Artichokes and Potatoes.
    "This entire book reminds me of my previous life in California where food never tasted fresher. Where ingredients are fresh, recipes are simple, yet the result was sophisticated and intoxicating." -- Reader's Comment

    Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #19.
    "Boettner, in his REFORMED DOCTRINE OF PREDESTINATION, calls PREDESTINATION Knox's `chief theological work.'
    "Curt Daniel calls this 'Knox's major theological work.' Moreover, he states that this is 'more than a short answer (to the Anabaptist -- RB, 468 pages), it is a complete exposition and defense of the Reformed doctrine at the height of the Scottish Reformation' which helped 'guide early Presbyterianism and build the theological bridge between Edinburgh and Geneva.'
    "Furthermore, Walker writes: 'Very far from being a mere iconoclast, he (Knox) was also a great teacher of his country men . . . the long and elaborate treatise on Predestination, in which the doctrines of grace and of divine sovereignty are so vigorously, yet upon the whole so wisely, asserted and maintained' (The Theology and Theologians of Scotland). This work was much esteemed by Knox's Puritan friends in England and Calderwood, in summing up Knox's character, remarks: 'How profound he was in divinity, that work of his upon Predestination may give evidence' (Laing, editor, p. 17). Furthermore, Laing beautifully sets the context of this work, writing, 'at the period of the Reformation, there prevailed among Christians of all denominations the general belief, that the salvation of man depends on the free grace of God. But they differed on the question, whether the divine decree which has reference to this point is unconditional, or depends on the conduct of man, whether it is general or particular . . . Thus it happened, that Roman Catholics, Arminians, and most of all Socinians endeavoured, in the sense of Pelagianism, or Semi-pelagianism, to reconcile the divine decrees with human liberty. On the other hand, both Lutherans and Calvinists, following the example of Augustine, rejected the notion of the freedom of the will, and denied every co-operation on the part of man. "Nevertheless it is a striking fact, that the Lutherans avoided the strict consequences of the Augustinian system, and asserted that the decrees of God are conditional, while the Calvinists not only admitted the necessity of those consequences, but having once determined the idea of Predestination, went so far as to maintain that the fall of man itself was predestinated by God (Supralapsarianism).' Quoting freely from Calvin, his major influence in this work, Knox lays low the heresy that man plays any part in his own salvation. This heresy, of man's pretended ability to save himself (in any way), is at the root of all defection from the sovereign God of Scripture and is rampant today! As Kevin Reed notes, in refuting this Anabaptist, Knox unequivocally states, 'For with the Pelagians and papists, you have become teachers of free will, and defenders of your own justice,' clearly recognizing that, 'the defense of man's free will, to do good and avoid evil,' is 'the damned heresy of Pelagius.' Moreover, regarding this work, Reed continues, 'A perceptive reading of this dispute will reveal the parallels between the Anabaptists and modern proponents of free will. Advocates for free will are commonly found among Baptists, 'evangelicals,' Charismatics, and cultists. Their line of argumentation is virtually identical to that of Knox's opponent'. (John Knox the Forgotten Reformer, forthcoming, pp. 219-20).
    "This book contains significant information for defeating the forces of antichrist today; for he (especially ecclesiastical antichrist), continues to manifest the same spirit of error seen in the days of Knox, deceiving men into thinking that they, in some way (be it ever so small), are able to save themselves." -- Publisher

    "David Chilton notes, 'Of all the sixteenth-century Reformers, John Knox remains the most ardently loved and fiercely hated. No other leader of his day saw so clearly the political issues in the light of Scripture. Nor has any of his contemporaries had so much direct influence upon the subsequent history of the world. He transformed a land of barbarians into one of the most hard-headly Calvinistic cultures ever to exist, and his doctrines lie at the core of all Protestant revolutionary activity. While he is often considered merely one of Calvin's lieutenants, he was actually a Reformer in his own right. In some respects he was the greatest of them all.' ("John Knox," in The Journal of Christian Reconstruction: Symposium on Puritanism and Law [Vallecito, CA: Chalcedon,] Vol. V, No. 2, Winter, 1978-79, p. 194).
    "Furthermore, R.L. Greaves has noted that 'it has even been suggested -- and not altogether without merit -- that Knox was a key link in the development of political ideology that culminated in the American Revolution.' (Theology and Revolution in the Scottish Reformation: Studies in the Thought of John Knox [Grand Rapids, MI: Christian University Press, 1980,] p. 156).
    "Moreover, Mason [Roger A. Mason -- compiler] states that this APPEAL [APPELLATION FROM THE SENTENCE PRONOUNCED BY THE BISHOPS AND CLERGY: ADDRESSED TO THE NOBILITY AND ESTATES OF SCOTLAND -- compiler] 'is the most important . . . of Knox's political writings.' (in the Introduction to his compilation of Knox's political writings entitled KNOX: ON REBELLION). [See annotation for KNOX: ON REBELLION elsewhere in this bibliography. -- compiler] It shows in a conclusive manner that Knox wanted a Theonomic Establishment which was careful to 'disapprove, detest, oppose and remove all false worship and all monuments of idolatry' (cf. Westminster Larger Catechism, #108). It also clearly demonstrates that Knox believed in and promoted the continuing binding validity of the Old Testament case laws and the penal sanctions attached to them, including the death penalty.
    "Kevin Reed, in a editor's note, introducing this piece in his newly published SELECTED WRITING OF JOHN KNOX [Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. -- compiler], also points out that 'the Westminster Confession provides a distinct echo of Knox, when it states that the magistrate ""hath authority, and it is his duty, to take order, that unity and peace be preserved in the church, that the truth of God be kept pure and entire, that all blasphemies and heresies be suppressed, all corruptions and abuses in worship and discipline prevented or reformed, and all the ordinances of God duly settled, administered, and observed"" (Ch. 23:3, original wording). One secular historian once described Knox as 'Calvin with a sword,' making one wonder if he had not just been reading this very book. For 'where Calvin merely permitted disobedience to an ungodly ruler or immoral law, Knox championed armed rebellion -- a type of Calvinism that made religious revolution in Scotland possible.' (Christian History, Issue 46, p. 35). This is the best of the best; don't miss it!" -- Publisher
    Knox, John, Appellation From the Sentence Pronounced by the Bishops and Clergy: Addressed to the Nobility and Estates of Scotland
    This is a character scan (OCR) of the modernized text published by Protestant Heritage Press. While text may be cut and pasted it is subject to copyright.
    The Works of John Knox (1846), Vol. 4.
    Reformation, Revolution and Romanism (1558), John Knox, MP3 file.
    "This has been called John Knox's most important political writing. It also deals with Romanism, God's law, and much more.
    See also:
    Goodman, Christopher (1520-1603), How Superior Powers Ought to be Obeyed of Their Subjects: And Wherein They may Lawfully by God's Word be Disobeyed and Resisted, 1558. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #26. Available (HOW SUPERIOR POWERS OUGHT TO BE OBEYED), on the Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press CD-ROM Library.
    "From 1555 to 1558, Christopher Goodman served as co-pastor, with John Knox, of the congregation of English exiles in Geneva. During the course of his ministry, Goodman preached upon Acts 4:19 and 5:29: `Whether it be right in the sight of God, to obey you rather than God, judge ye. We ought rather to obey God than men'. . . . In this book, Goodman contends against both ecclesiastical and political tyranny." -- Publisher
    How Superior Powers Ought to be Obeyed of Their Subjects
    See also annotation for:
    Knox, John (1505-1572), The History of the Reformation of Religion Within the Realm of Scotland. . . . Together with the life of the author, and several curious pieces wrote by him, . . . By the Reverend Mr. John Knox, . . . To which is added, I. An admonition to England and Scotland . . . by Antoni Gilby. II. The first and second books of discipline, Glasgow, 1761. Alternate title: THE HISTORIE OF THE REFORMATION OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND CONTAINING FIVE BOOKS: TOGETHER WITH SOME TREATISES CONDUCING TO THE HISTORY. EDITED, WITH A LIFE OF KNOX AND A PREFACE, BY DAVID BUCHANAN. INCLUDES: "THE APPELLATION OF JOHN KNOX, FROM THE . . . SENTENCE PRONOUNCED AGAINST HIM (P. 1-33); "THE ADMONITION OF JOHN KNOX TO HIS BELOVED BRETHREN THE COMMONALTY OF SCOTLAND" (P. 34-42); "A FAITHFULL ADMONITION MADE BY JOHN KNOX TO THE TRUE PROFESSORS OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST WITHIN THE KINGDOM OF ENGLAND, 1554" (P. 43-79); "THE COPIE OF A LETTER DELIVERED TO QUEEN MARY, REGENT OF SCOTLAND" (P. 80-97); AND "A SERMON PREACHED BY JOHN KNOX [AUGUST 19, 1565]," ISBN: 0851513581 9780851513584. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.

    *Knox, John (1505-1572), Faithful Admonition to the Professors of God's Truth, 1554. Alternate title: A FAITHFUL ADMONITION TO THE PROFESSORS OF GOD'S TRUTH IN ENGLAND, and AGAINST ROMISH RITES AND POLITICAL AND ECCLESIASTICAL TYRANNY. Available (WORKS OF JOHN KNOX) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #15, #26. Available in SELECTED WRITINGS OF JOHN KNOX.
    "Formerly titled A FAITHFUL ADMONITION TO THE PROFESSORS OF GOD'S TRUTH IN ENGLAND, this letter is said to be 'undoubtedly the most important' of Knox's writings (up to that time), by W. Stanford Reid in TRUMPETER OF GOD (p. 114). Furthermore Reid notes that Knox's 'views on the magistrate expressed in the FAITHFUL ADMONITION, were to have an important influence upon much of his future conduct, and upon the development of the Reformation in both England and Scotland.' The editor of KNOX'S WORKS states, 'the object of the ADMONITION was twofold. The one was to animate those who had made a good profession to perseverance, and to avoid the sin of . . . appearing to conform to the 'abominable idolatry' re-established in England; the other, to point out the dangers to be apprehended in when the kingdom became subjected to the dominion of strangers.' Knox uses very strong language here, in the hopes of getting through to those who came to be termed Nicodemites (i.e. those who thought that they could 'keep faith secretly in the heart, and yet do as idolaters do,' in Knox's own words). Written at a time when the true church had been driven underground by Roman Catholic persecution, it was said concerning this letter that 'many other godly men besides have been exposed to the risk of their property, and even life itself, upon the sole ground of either having had this book in their possession, or having read it.' Kevin Reed gives an excellent summary of this letter in SELECTED WRITINGS OF JOHN KNOX, when, in part, he writes, 'while acknowledging the risk of persecution to the faithful, the reformer perceives a greater danger in compromising with idolatry. Government persecution may bring disfavour of men, loss of personal goods and, in some cases, physical death; but idolatry brings down the wrath of God, resulting in grievous punishments, now and through eternity. Idolatry also invites a curse upon the posterity of the nation. In an intense pastoral appeal, Knox strongly admonishes his readers to avoid conforming to the Romish rites of worship' (p. 220). For those who would rather read many of these Knox items with contemporary spelling, punctuation, and grammar we highly recommend the SELECTED WRITINGS OF JOHN KNOX." -- Publisher

    *Knox, John (1505-1572), The History of the Reformation of Religion Within the Realm of Scotland. . . . Together with the life of the author, and several curious pieces wrote by him, . . . By the Reverend Mr. John Knox, . . . To which is added, I. An admonition to England and Scotland . . . by Antoni Gilby. II. The first and second books of discipline, Glasgow, 1761. A Christian classic. Alternate title: THE HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION IN SCOTLAND and THE HISTORIE OF THE REFORMATION OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND CONTAINING FIVE BOOKS: TOGETHER WITH SOME TREATISES CONDUCING TO THE HISTORY. EDITED, WITH A LIFE OF KNOX AND A PREFACE, BY DAVID BUCHANAN. INCLUDES: "THE APPELLATION OF JOHN KNOX, FROM THE . . . SENTENCE PRONOUNCED AGAINST HIM (pp. 1-33); "THE ADMONITION OF JOHN KNOX TO HIS BELOVED BRETHREN THE COMMONALTY OF SCOTLAND" (pp. 34-42); "A FAITHFULL ADMONITION MADE BY JOHN KNOX TO THE TRUE PROFESSORS OF THE GOSPEL OF CHRIST WITHIN THE KINGDOM OF ENGLAND, 1554" (pp. 43-79); "THE COPIE OF A LETTER DELIVERED TO QUEEN MARY, REGENT OF SCOTLAND" (pp. 80-97); AND "A SERMON PREACHED BY JOHN KNOX [AUGUST 19, 1565]," ISBN: 0851513581 9780851513584. Available in THE WORKS OF JOHN KNOX, Vol. 1 of 6, (Book 1-2). Available (WORKS OF JOHN KNOX), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
    "Containing, The Manner, and by what Persons, the Light of Christ's Gospel has been manifested unto this Realm, after that horrible and universal Defection from the Truth, which has come by the Means of that Roman Antichrist. Together with the life of the author, and several curious pieces wrote by him, viz. I. His Appellation from the cruel and most unjust Sentence pronounced against him, by the false Bishops and Clergy of Scotland; with his Supplication and Exhortation to the Nobility, States, and Commonality of the same Realm. II. His faithful Admonition to the true Professors of the Gospel of Christ within the Kingdom of England. III. His Letter to Queen Mary, Regent of Scotland. IV. His Exhortation to England for the speedy Embracing of Christ's Gospel. V. The first Blast of the Trumpet against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. VI. A Sermon on Isaiah xxvi. 13 [Isaiah 26:13], &c. By the Reverend Mr. John Knox, some time Minister of God's Word in Edinburgh. To which is added, I. An admonition to England and Scotland to call them to Repentance, written by Antoni Gilby. II. The first and second books of discipline; together with some Acts of the General Assemblies clearing and confirming the same; And an Act of Parliament. With a large Index to the whole." -- Contents
    "It breaths with the spirit of excitement and expectation, being told by the author from his experience as an eyewitness and participant in the unfolding drama of the work of God in 16th century Scotland." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "Knox portrayed the origins and development of a movement and not a mere chronology of events . . . Knox based his arguments on original sources and he often cited the documents in full. When KNOX'S HISTORY is compared to the contemporary vernacular narratives of Bishop Leslie and Sir James Melville, the superiority of Knox's work becomes evident. For the most part, these writers were preoccupied with petty details and had no conception of the momentous issues that hung on the events they recorded . . . Knox used history to demonstrate his single-track philosophy. And his philosophy said: 'The hearts of men, their thoughts, and their actions are but in the hands of God.' Lee said KNOX'S HISTORY was a sermon without an audience, a preaching book, one long inflammatory speech in behalf of God's truth as the reformer saw it.' (Kyle, The Mind of John Knox, p. 13). Our editions of volumes one and two of KNOX'S WORKS contain the only full, unedited version of Knox's massive HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION IN SCOTLAND available today." -- Publisher

    *Knox, John (1505-1572), and Roger A. Mason (editor), Knox: On Rebellion, ISBN: 0521390893 9780521390897 0521399882 9780521399883.
    "John Knox's FIRST BLAST OF THE TRUMPET AGAINST THE MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN, one of the most notorious political tracts of the sixteenth century, has been more often referred to than read. Its true significance as one of a series of pamphlets which Knox wrote in 1558 on the theme of rebellion is therefore easily overlooked. This new edition of his writings includes not only THE FIRST BLAST, but the three other tracts of 1558 -- THE LETTER TO THE REGENT OF SCOTLAND, THE APPELLATION TO THE SCOTTISH NOBILITY, and THE LETTER TO THE COMMONALTY OF SCOTLAND -- in which Knox confronted the problem of resistance to tyranny. Related material, mostly drawn from Knox's own HISTORY OF THE REFORMATION IN SCOTLAND, illuminates the development of his views before 1558 and illustrates their application in the specific circumstances of the Scottish Reformation and the rule of Mary Queen of Scots. This edition thus brings together for the first time all of Knox's most important writings on rebellion." -- Publisher
    "This compilation brings together, for the first time, all of Knox's most important political writings. It shows, in Knox's own words, how he directly and faithfully confronted the problem of resistance to tyranny. It is especially illustrative in regard to how Knox made application of Scripture to the specific circumstances of the Scottish Reformation and the rule of Mary, Queen of Scots. It includes his FIRST BLAST OF THE TRUMPET AGAINST THE MONSTROUS REGIMENT OF WOMEN, THE APPELLATION TO THE SCOTTISH NOBILITY, his confrontations with Lethington (the Queens's secretary), during the General Assembly [A DEBATE BETWEEN JOHN KNOX AND SECRETARY LETHINGTON ON THE DUTY OF CHRISTIAN SUBJECTS TO EXECUTE JUDGEMENT UPON CRIMINAL MAGISTRATES -- compiler], and much more. Reconstructionists, and all serious students of the Reformation, will welcome this volume, as it conclusively proves that Knox held to some very specific points related to Theonomic ethics. Knox even went so far as to call for the execution of the Queen, because she was publicly promoting sedition (against Christ the King), in her celebration of the idolatrous Popish Mass. He based his reasoning, including negative civil penal sanctions, on Old Testament case law. B.K. Kuiper says of him, 'After Knox returned to Scotland the Reformation in that land swept forward . . . The preaching of Knox was like a spark in a keg of gunpowder.' Wherever he preached there followed an iconoclastic explosion. Images were broken and monasteries stormed by the mob. He wrote: 'The places of idolatry were made level with the ground, the monuments of idolatry consumed with fire, and priests were commanded under pain of death to desist from their blasphemous mass . . . The pope's authority and all jurisdiction by Catholic prelates was abolished, and the celebration of the mass was forbidden. Maintenance of the true religion was declared to be the prime duty of government . . .' (The Church in History, pp. 217-18). This book will leave no doubt in your mind as to why Knox has been called 'Calvin with a sword.' It will light a fire in your soul for righteousness in civil matters -- something the Reformers often addressed!" -- Publisher
    Some of the tracts included in this work are available singly in THE WORKS OF JOHN KNOX on the Puritan Hard Drive and the Reformation Bookshelf. Available (THE WORKS OF JOHN KNOX), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
    See also the following political writings of John Knox single on both the Puritan Hard Drive and in The Reformation Bookshelf: CD #1, John Knox Debates God's Law, Idolatry and Civil Resistance in the General Assembly of 1564 | CD #1, Select Practical Writings of John Knox | CD #15, Against Romish Rites and Political and Ecclesiastical Tyranny (1554) | CD #26, Against Romish Rites and Political and Ecclesiastical Tyranny (1554) | CD #17, An Admonition to Flee Idolatry, Romanism and All False Worship (1554) | CD #25, The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (This book is on the first CD in this set). | CD #26, Reformation, Revolution and Romanism: An Appeal to the Scottish Nobility (1558).

    *Knox, John (1505-1572), Select Practical Writings of John Knox. Alternate title: SELECTED WRITINGS OF JOHN KNOX: PUBLIC EPISTLES, TREATISES AND EXPOSITIONS TO THE YEAR 1559. Available (WORKS OF JOHN KNOX) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (WORKS OF JOHN KNOX) on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
    "In this 1845 edition, we find some of Knox's writings addressed to individuals. Deep, experimental dealing with souls and consciences, high toned, manly and practical, all describe this work." -- Publisher
    See also the following political writings of John Knox single on both the Puritan Hard Drive and in The Reformation Bookshelf: CD #1, John Knox Debates God's Law, Idolatry and Civil Resistance in the General Assembly of 1564 | CD #1, Select Practical Writings of John Knox | CD #15, Against Romish Rites and Political and Ecclesiastical Tyranny (1554) | CD #26, Against Romish Rites and Political and Ecclesiastical Tyranny (1554) | CD #17, An Admonition to Flee Idolatry, Romanism and All False Worship (1554) | CD #25, The First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women (This book is on the first CD in this set). | CD #26, Reformation, Revolution and Romanism: An Appeal to the Scottish Nobility (1558).

    *Knox, John (1505-1572), Selected Writings of John Knox, Volume 2: Later Writings and Correspondence, 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:

    *Knox, John (1505-1572), and Kevin Reed, True and False Ministries: Selections From the Writings. Available in THE WORKS OF JOHN KNOX, 6 volumes, David Laing (editor). THE WORKS OF JOHN KNOX Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
    Notes: "Based upon selections from volume 6 of the definitive ed. of 'The works of John Knox', edited by David Laing (Edinburgh, 1895)."

    *Knox, John (1505-1572), What to do When There is no Faithful Church in Your Area Alternate title: A LETTER OF WHOLESOME COUNSEL, ADDRESSED TO HIS BRETHREN IN SCOTLAND, 1556. Available (THE WORKS OF JOHN KNOX), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Formerly titled 'A Letter of Wholesome Counsel, Addressed to His Brethren in Scotland, 1556.' Given the lack of truly Reformed churches in many areas, this letter, full of practical advice, should be a welcome addition to the libraries of those seeking to remain ecclesiastically faithful to the Lord. As God continues to pour out his Spirit (by revealing the doctrines of grace, purity of worship, Presbyterian polity and discipline, Christian education of youth, family worship, the principles of courtship, covenanting [personal, ecclesiastical and national], separation from corrupt and idolatrous communions, male headship, adherence to the WCF [1646] and other faithful confessions, etc.), this letter will provide a useful bridge for those separated geographically from faithful fellowship, until new, duly constituted churches can be formed." -- Publisher

    Knox, John (1505-1572), and Hilda Noel Schroetter, Great Thoughts From Knox.

    Knox, John, Jr., An Essay on the Application of Reformation Principles to the American Government, 1833. Found in MISCELLANEOUS, VOL. 6.

    Kraut, Ogden, The Four Crafts: Doctorcraft, Lawyercraft, Priestcraft, Kingcraft.
    The Mormon doctrine of the priestcraft.

    Krimsky, Sheldon, Hormonal Chaos: The Scientific and Social Origins of the Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis, ISBN: 0801862795 9780801862793.
    "The environmental endocrine hypothesis claims that a diverse array of industrial and agricultural chemicals can interfere with the body's normal hormone functions and cause reproductive, neurological, and developmental abnormalities in humans and wildlife. Based upon a sizable body of literature and research initially documented in Theo Colborn and others' OUR STOLEN FUTURE (LJ 2/15/96), this hypothesis quickly gained both supporters and critics among various organizations, government agencies, scientific bodies, and trade groups. Krimsky (urban and environmental policy, Tufts Univ.), explains the development of the theory, response of the scientific community, challenges facing policy makers, and attitudes regarding public safety. This is a fascinating look at the motivations and responsibilities of scientists, politicians, journalists, and industries, who rush to defend their turf when new controversies arise regarding public safety. It also details the complexity of scientific communication. Recommended for environmental and public health collections." -- A Irwin Weintraub, Brooklyn College Library
    "This is not a book for environmentalists, only. Those who are pregnant or those who want healthy grandchildren will especially want to read HORMONAL CHAOS by Sheldon Krimsky. Every person who bought Mary Shomons' or Dr. Sanford Siegals' new books on thyroid failure should be interested in this book on the Environmental Endocrine Hypothesis. Synthetic thyroid is one of the most prescribed medications in the world. Thyroid disease is on the rise. Any person who ever faced infertility, prostate cancer or most cancer for that matter, reduced cognitive function, congestive heart failure, diabetes or immune dysfunction in themselves or someone they love must read HORMONAL CHAOS. Endocrine failure is involved in all of the above; furthermore, environmental endocrine disruptors may be the trigger that sets off a cascade of disease which results in 'ambiguous sexual development' or fewer males. Krimsky has a very important message.
    "Sheldon Krimsky has written a readable, persuasive, informative and timely book. This is not a quick read but an engrossing read. Sheldon has proven a link between environmental toxins and endocrine disease. He offers not only a credible theory for endocrine failure through environmental toxins but documents it with scientifically sound data. Krimsky says, 'It is usually in books, not in peer-reviewed journals, that one finds bold synthetic ideas that cross disciplinary boundaries.' Sheldon Krimsky has crossed those boundaries; he is one of those courageous individuals who takes us to the next paradigm at perhaps his own peril.
    "Could the trigger that unleashes endocrine imbalance and failure be estrogenic hormonal modulators? Is it possible that with or even without a genetic glitch an environmental trigger could mean hormonal chaos? Could it be that endocrine disruptors such as chemicals combine with modern stress, polluted water and food to disrupt the metabolic pathway to produce the most prevalent and virulent diseases that plague our lives, even result in dual sexual organs. Krimsky has made a solid case for such an environmental endocrine hypothesis. I highly recommend HORMONAL CHAOS. -- Shirley Grose, a Reader's Comment

    La Boétie, Etienne de (1530-1563), and Murray N. Rothbard, The Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, ISBN: 0914156101 9780914156109.
    "Properly pronounced not, as might be thought, La Bo-ay-see, but rather La Bwettie (with the hard 't')."
    "THE DISCOURSE OF VOLUNTARY SERVITUDE has influenced some of the world's greatest social thinkers; from Leo Tolstoy to Mohandus Gandhi to Ayn Rand. Written in the 1550s, as something of an underground tract or pamphlet by a young French student and friend of essayist Michelle de Montaigne, this short work remains a timeless exposé of the psychology and inherent corruption involved in social or political power. The work has been in and out of print in English (Some of its various titles over the years were SLAVES BY CHOICE, ANTI-DICTATOR, THE WILL TO BONDAGE, and THE POLITICS OF OBEDIENCE: THE DISCOURSE OF VOLUNTARY SERVITUDE). In North America it has been out of print for some time now, unfortunately. Since its original circulation in the early 1550s as de la servitude volontaire ou contr'un, this short but powerful work seems to find its way back into print whenever the winds of social change began blowing toward tyranny." -- Reader's Comment
    Politics of Obedience: The Discourse of Voluntary Servitude, Etienne de La Boétie

    Lawson, James R., The Character of Joseph; or, The Young Man's Model: An Address, Delivered Before the Saint John Young Men's Christian Association, on Thursday Evening, 20th March, 1856, ISBN: 0665480490 9780665480492.

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

    Lee, Francis Nigel, The Anti-preterist Historicism of John Calvin and the Westminster Standards.

    *Lee, Francis Nigel, Islam in the Bible (Muslims in Bible Prophecy). Available in PDF and MP3 format on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available in PDF format on Reformation Bookshelf CD #13 and #14. Available in MP3 format on Reformation Bookshelf CD #14 and #17.
    "Many Reformers considered the Papacy 'the great Western Antichrist,' and Islam 'the great Eastern Antichrist.' Read why in this book! Classic Protestant eschatology (Historicism) on what Bible prophecy teaches about the rise and fall of Islam -- and even what to expect in the future!" -- Publisher
    Islam in the Bible (Muslims in Bible Prophecy, 3 MP3s)
    Islam in the Bible (PDF)

    Lee, Francis Nigel, The Westminster Confession and Modern Society: or, How may we Confess Christ in a Twentieth-century Expression of the Westminster Confession of Faith to a Changing Hostile Society?
    "How may we confess Christ, to a changing and hostile society, in the twentieth century? Dr. Lee leads us to the teaching of the WCF [1646], showing how it addresses every area of life with its comprehensive and Biblically faithful testimony to the Truth!" -- Publisher

    Lee, Samuel (of Wadham College Oxford, 1627-1691), What Means may be Used Towards the Conversion of our Carnal Relations, 1661. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available in Annesley, Samuel, THE MORNING-EXERCISE AT CRIPPLE-GATE: OR, SEVERAL CASES OF CONSCIENCE PRACTICALLY RESOLVED, BY SUNDRY MINISTERS, SEPTEMBER 1661.

    *Leith, John H., John Calvin's Doctrine of the Christian Life, ISBN: 0664213308 9780664213305.
    "This work provides a thorough analysis of Calvinist doctrine, defining Christian life in relation to four aspect of Calvinist thought: justification by faith, providence and predestination, history and the transhistorical, and church and society. The relationship between God and man is seen as the most central." -- GCB

    Levine, Evan Scott, MD, What Your Doctor Won't or Can't Tell you: Doctors, Hospitals, Drugs, Insurance -- What you Need to Know to Take Charge of Your own Health Care, ISBN: 0399151508 9780399151507.
    "This book is about taking an active role in your healthcare so that you are certain that you are receiving the best and most appropriate care. Even though you doctor went to medical school, it is still your body and your health, and it is crucial to be educated about the System (hospitals, doctors, and insurance). Reading this book could one day save your life.
    "In particular I found the following pages of information to be of particular interest:

    Leviton, Richard, The Healthy Living Space: 70 Practical Ways to Detoxify the Body and Home, ISBN: 1571742093 9781571742094.
    "Richard Leviton, health journalist and author of PHYSICIAN and BRAIN BUILDERS!, provides 70 essential tools for achieving optimal health by cleaning the poisons out of your body and home -- and not just the chemicals you keep under your sink! THE HEALTHY LIVING SPACE is a one-of-a-kind self-care manual containing the first complete detoxification program for the comprehensive living space -- not only our bodies but the environment around them. Leviton's straightforward how-to book is enhanced by feng shui applications, as well as the best recommendations, practices, and remedies from alternative medicine; original interviews with seven experts in detoxification; and a wealth of resources that put healthy living right at your fingertips. THE HEALTHY LIVING SPACE presents, for the first time, a unified vision of bodily and domestic health with broader implications for the workplace, community, even the global environment we live in." -- Publisher

    Levy, Kenneth, and Peter Jeffery, The Study of Medieval Chant: Paths and Bridges, East and West: In Honor of Kenneth Levy, 369 pages, ISBN: 0851158005 9780851158006.
    "Contents: Liturgical psalmody in the sermons of St. Augustine: an introduction / James W. McKinnon -- The first Marian feast in Constantinople and Jerusalem: chant texts, readings, and homiletic literature / Margot Fassler -- The Cantatorium, from Charlemagne to the fourteenth century / Michel Huglo -- A new folio for Mt. Athos MS Chilandari 307, with some observations on the contents of the Slavic Lenten Sticherarion and Pentekostarion / Nicolas Schidlovsky -- The modes before the modes: antiphon and differentia in western chant / Keith Falconer -- The earliest okto?e?choi: (sic) the role of Jerusalem and Palestine in the beginnings of modal ordering / Peter Jeffery -- Guido's Tritus: an aspect of chant style / David G. Hughes -- The other modus: on the theory and practice of intervals in the eleventh and twelfth centuries / Charles M. Atkinson -- Russian musical azbuki: a turning point in the history of Slavonic chant / Milos? Velimirovic? (sic) -- Kontakion melodies in oral and written tradition / Jørgen Raasted -- On the verses of the offertory Elegerunt / Ruth Steiner -- The trisagion in some Byzantine and Slavonic stichera / Dimitrije Stefanovic? -- Proses in the sources of Roman chant, and their alleluias / Alejandro Planchart. Responsibility: edited by Peter Jeffery."
    Hiley, David, and Peter Jeffery, Review of The Study of Medieval Chant: Paths and Bridges, East and West. In Honor of Kenneth Levy, ISSN: 0027-4224.

    Lilburne, John (1614-1657), Bridgewater House Library, Regall Tyrannie Discovered: or, A Discourse, Shewing That all Lawfull (Approbational) Instituted Power by God Amongst men, is by Common Agreement, and Mutual Consent: . . . In which is also punctually declared, the tyrannie of the kings of England, from the dayes of William the invader and robber, and tyrant, alias the Conqueror, to this present King Charles, . . . : Out of which is drawn a discourse, occasioned by the tyrannie and injustice inflicted by the Lords, upon that stout-faithful-lover of his country, and constant sufferer for the liberties thereof, Lieut. Col. John Lilburn, now prisoner in the Tower, 1647.

    Lim, Paul Chang-Ha, In Pursuit of Purity, Unity, and Liberty: Richard Baxter's Puritan Ecclesiology in its Seventeenth-century Context, ISBN: 1429408065 9781429408066 9789004138124 9004138129.
    "Richard Baxter's ecclesiology will be the focus of this study. Baxter (1615-1691) lived through the British Civil Wars, the Regicide, the Interregnum, the restoration of monarchy and episcopacy in 1660, subsequent ejection of numerous Puritan pastors, and the Glorious Revolution of 1689. His ecclesiology was formed within these multifarious contexts. Among others, three significant facets of purity, unity, and liberty are examined in detail. This book re-examines the central role of catechizing and congregational discipline in Baxter's understanding of the true church, his insistence that the purity and unity of the church are to be pursued concurrently, the self-perceived identity of English Puritans, and the question of the true church in the latter-half of the seventeenth century." -- Publisher

    Liponis, Mark, UltraLongevity: The Seven-Step Program for a Younger, Healthier You, 304 pages, ISBN: 0316017280 9780316017282.
    "Medical director of the world-famous Canyon Ranch Health Resorts, Dr. Mark Liponis presents his extraordinary new idea: that aging and aging-related diseases -- including heart disease, cancer, and diabetes -- are autoimmune problems, and that a well-managed immune system is the key to healthy aging. Cutting-edge research makes ULTRALONGEVITY the first and only book to explore aging within the context of the immune system, and it will change the way we look at health forever. Starting with a quiz -- 'How Fast Are You Aging?' -- Liponis explains the new science, lays out an accessible and proven 7-step program with an 8-day meal plan, and motivates readers to put the program into practice so that they can keep their minds sharp, become more physically fit, be more resistant to infections and disease, and feel and stay younger than they ever imagined. Through the UltraLongevity program, Liponis promises more than a long life; he promises a long, healthy life.
    "Mark Liponis, MD, Corporate Medical Director of Canyon Ranch Resorts. His previous book, with Dr. Mark Hyman, was Ultraprevention." -- Publisher
    "What an awesome and practical anti-aging program! Dr. Liponis's approach to longevity is based on proven technological breakthroughs supported by hundreds of studies. This is the best original thinking I have seen in decades!" -- Stephen T. Sinatra, MD, FACC, CNS, co-author of REVERSE HEART DISEASE NOW
    "UltraLongevity is a treasure -- it's loaded with exactly the kind of information everyone needs to live well and vibrantly-for as long as possible." -- Christiane Northrup, MD, author of WOMEN'S BODIES, WOMEN'S WISDOM
    "An insightful, simplified, and integrated approach to achieving optimal health, wellness, and longevity." -- Richard Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS, 17th Surgeon General of the United States
    "What do breathing, eating, sleeping, loving, soothing, enhancing, and dancing accomplish? They are the seven things you can do to change your life for the younger (and better).
    "Recent scientific research indicates that by paying attention to your immune system, you can control the aging process. . . .
    "Talk about your interesting book. It is chock full of great information that inspires you to better living. He gives just enough details to make various lifestyle changes not only reasonable, but feasible. . . .
    "My chief complaint about this book is the great amount of time he spent in the netherworld of evolution. The science of the immune system was quite possibly spot on, but it was absolutely unnecessary to continue to state over and over again how it evolved over millions of years. A reference or two I wouldn't even mention, but the evolution horse was beaten dead. Regardless, there is a great amount of useful information in the rest of the book and I intend to put it to use. . . ." This is a great resource for those experiencing an overactive immune system and those who hope not to." -- Reader's Comment

    Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Enjoying the Presence of God, ISBN: 0892837578 9780892837571. "Do you want your faith to be a personal relationship instead of a dry duty? Lloyd-Jones uses the Psalms as a guide to help you surrender to God's enduring love and enter into an intimate, life-changing relationship with him. Christianity is not a set of cold absolutes but a passionate encounter with the living Christ. Wouldn't you like to overcome your barriers to intimacy and live each day certain of God's love? . . ." -- GCB

    Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Healing and the Scriptures, ISBN: 0840790112 9780840790118.
    "The ten chapters in this book are excerpts from messages given by the Doctor to medical students and practicing M.D.'s. The subjects covered are many, among which are: The Supernatural in medicine, On treating the whole man, The doctor as counselor, Fullest care, Medicine in modern society, Body, mind, and spirit, How to combat the demonic, Identifying psychosomatic illnesses, and The moral law. . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.

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

    *Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn (1899-1981), Life in the Spirit in Marriage, Home and Work: An Exposition of Ephesians 5:18 -- 6:9, ISBN: 080105799X 9780801057991.

    Lloyd-Jones, David Martyn (1899-1981), Not Against Flesh and Blood: The Battle Against Spiritual Wickedness in High Places, ISBN: 1850491798 9781850491798.

    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), The Plight of man and the Power of God (Romans 1). Alternate title: THE POWER OF GOD AND THE PLIGHT OF MAN.
    "A powerful application of the second half of the 1st chapter of Romans, originally delivered as addresses to students at the Free Church College, Edinburgh." -- William J. Grier

    *Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Revival, ISBN: 0891074155 9780891074151.
    "Based on a series of messages delivered by `the Doctor' on the 100th anniversary of the Welsh Revival, this study speaks powerfully to today's anemic church. Clearly and forcefully, Dr. Lloyd-Jones shows circumstances accompanying revival in the past, why each generation needs it, and how it will come about today." -- GCB

    Lloyd-Jones, D. Martyn (1899-1981), Roman Catholicism. Available in The Trinity Review, No. 42, March/April 1985 (Unicoi, TN: (The Trinity Foundation).
    Roman Catholicism

    *Loane, Marcus L., Makers of Religious Freedom in the Seventeenth Century: Henderson, Rutherford, Bunyan, Baxter.
    "Students of church and state will appreciate this book because it narrates the vigorous struggle for religious freedom on the part of Alexander Henderson and Samuel Rutherford in Scotland, and John Bunyan and Richard Baxter in England." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Logos Library Systems, Logos Bible Software Bundles That Include Works on Biblical Counseling
    There are 15 such bundles in all.

    Long, Edward Le Roy, Conscience and Compromise: An Approach to Protestant Casuistry

    Love, Christopher (1618-1651), Don Kistler, The Dejected Soul's Cure: Tending to Support Poor, Drooping Sinners With Rules, Comforts, and Cautions in Several Cases, in seventeen sermons, and a treatise of angels Alternate title: THE DEJECTED SOULES CURE: TENDING TO SUPPORT POOR DROOPING SINNERS. WITH RULES, COMFORTS, AND CAUTIONS IN SEVERALL CASES. IN DIVERS SERMONS, BY MR. CHRISTOPHER LOVE, LATE MINISTER OF LAURENCE JURY. TO WHICH IS ADDED, I. THE MINISTRY OF THE ANGELS TO THE HEIRS OF SALVATION. II. GODS OMNIPRESENCE. III. THE SINNERS LEGACY TO THEIR POSTERITY, 1657, ISBN: 1573581127 9781573581127.

    Sixty pages of Puritan exposition on 1 Thessalonians 5:9, For God hath not appointed us unto wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ. Love was a member of the Westminster Assembly and an English Covenanter." -- Publisher

    Lundgaard, Kris, The Enemy Within: Straight Talk About the Power and Defeat of Sin, ISBN: 0875522017 9780875522012.
    "This book, based on John Owen's masterpiece entitled THE NATURE, POWER, DECEIT, AND PREVALENCY OF THE REMAINDERS OF INDWELLING SIN IN BELIEVERS, unpacks the truth found in the Scriptures for readers to help them get just that: victory! But victory over what? Satan? Yeah. Sin? Yeah. But more specifically, the flesh -- something that is overlooked as the source of the sin by many evangelicals today, yet cited by almost all biblical authors as the part of us that hates God and therefore sins. Lundgaard himself claims to have 'kidnapped Owen'. (p. 14). This is not Lundgaard's wisdom, it is Owen's Bible-inspired wisdom converted into modern language with modern examples for modern readers." -- Reader's Comment

    *Luther, Martin (1483-1546), J.I. Packer (translator) and O.R. Johnston (translator), Bondage of the Will, ISBN: 0800753429 9780800753429. A Christian classic. Available (PDF and MP3) on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "THE BONDAGE OF THE WILL is fundamental to an understanding of the primary doctrines of the Reformation. In these pages, Luther gives extensive treatment to what he saw as the heart of the gospel. Free will was no academic question to Luther; the whole gospel of the Grace of God, he believed, was bound up with it and stood or fell according to the way one decided it . . . This is the greatest piece of writing that came from Luther's pen. In its vigour of language, its profound theological grasp, and the grand sweep of its exposition, it stands unsurpassed among Luther's writings." -- Publisher
    "Luther recognized this book as his most important work and even said that if all his other books perished, he would hope that this one, along with his SMALL CATECHISM, would be the only ones to remain. As noted above, this is one of the most important books of the early Reformation, for it deals with what Luther saw to be the heart of the Gospel. Luther here refutes the Romish notion of 'free will' in man and upholds the absolute sovereignty of God in the salvation of sinners -- as well as justification by faith alone. Luther clearly saw the issue of free will as the primary cause of his separation from Rome.
    "In this book he replied to the Roman Catholic scholar, Erasmus, and his diatribe THE FREEDOM OF THE WILL. Though disagreeing with just about everything else Erasmus wrote, Luther commended Erasmus for recognizing the crux of the matter at issue between Rome and the Bible believers, the debate over 'free will.' In this regard Luther wrote,

    that unlike all the rest, you alone have attacked the real issue, the essence of the matter in dispute [i.e. man's so-called free-will -- RB] . . . You and you alone saw, what was the grand hinge upon which the whole turned, and therefore you attacked the vital part at once; for which, from my heart, I thank you.
    " 'This book is most needful at the present day,' noted Atherton in 1931, for 'the teachings of many so-called Protestants are more in accordance with the Dogmas of the Papists, or the ideas of Erasmus, than with the Principles of the Reformers; they are more in harmony with the Canons and Decrees of the Council of Trent than with the Protestant or Reformed Confessions of Faith.'
    "It is easy to see how a lack of doctrinal and historical study is leading many into serious compromise with the false ecumenical apostasy espoused by Rome and other idolatrous beliefs which cry up man's ability to save himself (as with Arminianism), and to devise his own methods of worship (as with those that oppose the Reformation's Regulative Principle of Worship in favor of their own will worship). In this area, many 'Protestants,' even now, bow down to Rome's humanistic, anti-Christian idol of free will.
    "It is our hope that God will use Luther's classic to give you the strength to remain faithful to His Word; this being a great place to start a new Reformation, for as the translators write concerning this book, 'Nowhere does Luther come closer, either in spirit or in substance to the Paul of Romans and Galatians'." -- Publisher
    "This classic is a reply to Erasmus, the famous Roman Catholic scholar. Erasmus had issued a book claiming that all men had 'free-will.' Luther points out that Erasmus does not give a true definition of 'free-will.' For free-will, says Luther, belongs to God only: 'You may rightly assigned to man some kind of will, but to assign to him free-will in divine things is going too far. . . .' Luther then points out that man has incapacitated his will by his sin, and so is not free to will to do good, or to please God, which is the same thing. In a very large section of the book he gives a thorough exposition of the bondage of man's will. This, together with Jonathan Edwards' FREEDOM OF THE WILL has always been considered a classic answer to all free-willers." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    See the Theological Notes: "The Freedom and Bondage of the Will," at Jeremiah 17:9 in The Reformation Study Bible.
    The Bondage of the Will, Luther
    The Bondage of the Will, A Sermon on Christian Love, Two Sermons Upon the Fifth Chapter of Luke, God So Loved the World: Two Sermons on John 3:16-21.

    *Luther, Martin (1483-1546), and J.T. Mueller (translator), Commentary on the Epistle to the Romans.
    "A reprint of the 1954 edition, this significant commentary deserves repeated consultation." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "Beyond question, Luther's ROMANS is one of the great books of Christian history . . ." -- Donald Grey Barnhouse
    "One of the best expositions of Romans ever produced. Ably blends the theology of the epistle with rich devotional insights. . . ." -- Cyril J. Barber

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

    *Luther, Martin (1483-1546), That a Christian Assembly or Congregation has the Right and Power to Judge all Teaching and to Call, Appoint, and Dismiss Teachers, Established and Proven by Scripture. Available in Martin Luther, Conrad John Immanuel Bergendoff, and Eric W. Gritsch, Church and Ministry, 3 volumes. Available in LUTHER'S WORKS, VOLUME 39, CHURCH AND MINISTRY, ISBN: 0800603397 9780800603397.
    That a Christian Assembly or Congregation has the Right and Power to Judge all Teaching and to Call, Appoint, and Dismiss Teachers, Established and Proven by Scripture, Martin Luther (accessed 2/27/2016)
    Luther, Martin, That a Christian Assembly or Congregation has the Right and Power to Judge all Teaching and to Call, Appoint, and Dismiss Teachers, Established and Proven by Scripture.

    "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
    Luther, Hazlitt, Chalmers, The Table Talk of Martin Luther (1872)
    The Table-talk of Martin Luther translated by William Hazlitt, Esq.
    This is e-text of The Lutheran Publication Society printing.
    The Table-talk of Martin Luther translated by William Hazlitt, Esq.

    Luther, Martin (1483-1546), and Walter Lynne (translator), A VVatch-vvord for VVilfull VVomen. An Excellent Pithie Dialogue Betvveene two Sisters, of Contrary Dispositions: the one a Vertuous Matrone: Fearing God: The Other a VVilfull Husvvife: of Disordered Behauioure. Wherein is righte Christianly discoursed, what singuler commodity commeth by vertuous education, as otherwise what torment to a quiet man, a skowlding [and] vndiscrete woman is. Alternate title: FRUTEFUL PREDICATION OR SERMON OF D. MART. LUTH. CONCERNYNGE MATRIMONY, 1581.

    *Lusk, Robert (1781-1845), Characteristics of the Witnessing Church. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #23.
    Reprinted from The Original Covenanter and Contending Witness, various issues, published by the Reformed Presbytery of North America.
    Lusk, Robert, Characteristics of the Witnessing Church

    *Lyford, William (1598-1653), The Plain Mans Senses Exercised to Discern Both Good and Evill: or, A Discovery of the Errors, Heresies and Blasphemies of These Times, and the toleration of them as they are collected and testified against by the ministers of London, in their testimony to the truth of Jesus Christ, 1657. Alternate title: TESTIMONY TO THE TRUTH OF JESUS CHRIST AND OUR SOLEMN LEAGUE AND COVENANT.
    This is a detailed refutation of Anabaptist error.
    Sundry Ministers of London, Testimony to the Truth of Jesus Christ and our Solemn League and Covenant
    Sundry Ministers of London, Testimony to the Truth of Jesus Christ and our Solemn League and Covenant, 1647

    *Maas, James B., David J. Axelrod, Barbara R. Hogan, and Jennifer Bloomin, Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program That Prepares Your Mind for Peak Performance, ISBN: 0060977604: 9780060977603.
    "Do your eyelids feel heavy during afternoon meetings? Do you sleep extra hours on weekend mornings? Do you use caffeine to stay alert? An alarm to get out of bed?
    "These are all symptoms of sleep deficiency -- signals that you are operating below your peak performance and beneath your mental capacity. Despite popular perceptions, sleep is not a luxury -- it is a necessity. More than seventy million Americans are sleep-deprived, and make crucial business and personal decisions in an impaired state. In Power Sleep, Dr. James B. Maas, a pioneer of sleep research at Cornell University, has created an easy, drug-free program to improve your body and mind for an alert and productive tomorrow. In Power Sleep, you'll find:

    MacArthur, John, Anxious for Nothing: God's Cure for the Care of Your Soul, 2nd edition (a revised edition of ANXIETY ATTACKED), ISBN: 0781443385 9780781443388.
    "Practical helps for anxious people. A series of applied Bible studies from Matthew 6, Philippians, I Peter 5 [1 Peter 5], Hebrews 11-12 attack anxiety to solve it, focusing especially on who God is, on prayer, and on transforming thinking and actions. Includes a twenty page appendix that excerpts Psalms relevant to anxiety. The last 35 pages contain a study guide for individual or group use." -- David Powlison

    *Macartney, Clarence E.N., Great Interviews of Jesus, ISBN: 0825432839 9780825432835.
    "While Jesus preached to the multitudes, He dealt with individuals ranging in social status from the thief on the cross to Pontius Pilate. These interviews are studied in depth." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Machen, J. Gresham (1881-1937), The Christian View of Man, ISBN: 0851511120 9780851511122.
    "This book by one of the founders of Westminster Theological Seminary and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church is undoubtedly one of the best guides, from a Reformed perspective, to be found anywhere. If you want a sound guide to the basic teachings of the Bible, you will find it in this book. Highly recommended!" -- GCB
    "Provides an excellent introduction to Christian anthropology. First published in 1937." -- Cyril J. Barber
    Deals with predestination and human freedom.

    *Machen, J. Gresham (1881-1937), and N.B. Stonehouse (editor), God Transcendent, ISBN: 0851513557 9780851513553.
    "Machen was a bright professor at Princeton Theological Seminary, and one of the professors who moved to found Westminster Theological Seminary so that they could teach the whole counsel of God. He was noted for his brilliance, which may be seen in both his sermons and his books. . . . In this reviewer's opinion, Dr. Machen is the `Martin Luther' of what could have been the Twentieth Century Reformation! May God yet raise up believers!
    "Listen to his defense of the King James Version of the Bible: `The truly English beauty of the King James Version is attained without any of that freedom -- not to say license -- in translation which modern translators pronounce necessary. The original in this version is followed with admirable closeness; paraphrase is eschewed; and yet the result is an English masterpiece'." -- Robert H. Duvall
    "Dr. J. Gresham Machen was one of the true giants of 20th century Christianity. His brilliant defense of traditional, Reformed orthodoxy in the face of ever more vicious attacks was the stuff of legend. His THE VIRGIN BIRTH OF CHRIST is still the finest apologetic for this controversial point of Christian truth, and his cogent polemic CHRISTIANITY AND LIBERALISM is more pertinent now than when he wrote it in 1923. He was a superb scholar and his Greek text (NEW TESTAMENT GREEK FOR BEGINNERS), is still in use at many seminaries. GOD TRANSCENDENT is a collection of 20 sermons by Dr. Machen. Most of them were never intended for publication. In them the warrior shares his heart. They are sermons of unusual clarity, power, and wisdom. Dr. Machen considered himself first and foremost a herald of God's Word and that is never more obvious than in these wonderful sermons. The final four sermons were preached on the last four Sunday's of Dr. Machen's life - indeed the last sermon ("The Bible and the Cross"), was preached only five days before he died on January 1st, 1937. I highly recommend these sermons to anyone as devotional material of rare depth and substance. Our shallow age needs such preaching more than ever, and you will find Dr. Machen as current as tomorrow's newspaper." -- Reader's Comment

    Machen, Gresham J. (1881-1937), What Should True Presbyterians do at the 1936 General Assembly?

    Mack, Wayne A., The Biblical Concept of Church Discipline.
    "Christ intended His organized church to reflect His purity in the behavior of her members. The concept of church discipline has been neglected and even repudiated. But the Bible is explicit in its call. There are three types of discipline: [1] preventative that tests the credibility of a person's profession of faith; [2] formative that disciples and edifies; [3] exceptional that corrects and punishes. Describes the authority (servant of the Lord) and the grounds (impenitent sins) of corrective church discipline. Gives advice on the Matthew 18 process. Warns of the dangers of excessive church discipline and no church discipline." -- David Powlison

    Mack, Wayne, You can Resolve Interpersonal Conflicts, ISBN: 0801061032 9780801061035.
    "Unfolds Philippians 4:2 -- the conflict of Euodia and Syntyche -- as a paradigm for conflict solving. Take responsibility for your side; approach the other person in biblical ways; seek wise counsel. Includes suggested assignments." -- David Powlison

    Mack, Wayne A, and Joshua Mack, The Fear Factor: What Satan Doesn't Want you to Know, ISBN: 1563220822 9781563220821.

    *MacKenzie, Robert M.A., John Brown of Haddington [1722-1787], ISBN: 1173221484 9781173221485. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #7.
    "The encouraging story of a peasant farmer who became a great preacher." -- Cyril J. Barber
    He was the grandfather of John Brown (of Edinburgh 1784-1858).

    Mackinnon, James, Calvin and the Reformation, 1936.
    "This book is an attempt to portray Calvin's work as a leader of the Reformation at Geneva and far beyond it. He is an international, not merely a local or national figure, who had his finger on the pulse of the Reformation in many lands outside the little republic on the shore of Lake Leman. The Reformed churches are under no small obligation to John Calvin. If Luther was the creator of the Reformation, Calvin was its great organizer, developer, and propagandist." -- Publisher

    Mackinnon, James (1860-1945), A History of Modern Liberty, 4 volumes, 1906-41.

    MacPherson, Hector, The Cameronian Philosopher: Alexander Shields. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Much literature has been called forth by the Covenanting movement in Scotland, and my sole reason for adding another volume to the library of Covenanting history and biography is that one of the greatest of the Covenanting leaders has been allowed to sink into a quite unmerited oblivion.
    "Alexander Shields, who was after the execution of James Renwick the acknowledged leader of the Cameronian remnant, was one of the most picturesque figures in the Scotland of his day . . . he lived dangerously and died young; and it is indeed strange that no biography of this remarkable man has yet been attempted . . . He was a man of thought, and he may with some justice be called 'the Cameronian philosopher,' for in his greatest work, 'A Hind Let Loose,' he expounded . . . the philosophy of what might be called Radical Calvinism . . . He is worthy to rank with Buchanan and Rutherford among the chief Scottish protagonists [concerning Calvinistic political theory.]" -- Preface
    "Though MacPherson is exceedingly weak in expressing some points of the hard-edged Cameronianism of Shields, the book is still useful for much of the information that it contains. It also helps set the context for Shield's masterful and revolutionary work A HIND LET LOOSE, a book easily in the class of Rutherford's famous LEX REX." -- Publisher

    Macpherson, Hector, The Doctrine of the Church in the Scottish Theology, 1903.

    Magill, George (chairman), Psalm-Singers Conference, Psalm-singers' Conference, Held in the Y.M.C.A. Hall, Wellington Place, Belfast, on the 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th of August, 1902. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #19.

    Mahar, Maggie, Money-driven Medicine: The Real Reason Health Care Costs so Much, ISBN: 0060765348 9780060765347.
    "A straightforward, credible and comprehensive survey of contemporary American medical care. As a physician with many years of experience with our medical system, I can attest to its accuracy. Its major thrust is the elucidation of how our medical system has been taken over by those who seek profit rather than the welfare of the patient. The author explores the methods used by insurance companies, pharmaceutical houses, device manufacturers, hospitals and some physicians to capitalize on the vulnerability of the sick.
    "She points out the gross inefficiencies that contribute to the high cost of medical care and suggests ways to improve that care. With information such as this we may be able to change the 'Health Care Industry' back to the medical care of the patient." -- Reader's Comment
    Fredericks, Andrew (director), Money-Driven Medicine: What's Wrong With America's Healthcare and how to fix it, DVD, 86 minutes. Writers: Maggie Mahar; Producers: Peter Bull, Alex Gibney, Chris Matonti.
    "Money-driven Medicine provides the essential introduction Americans need to become knowledgeable and vigorous participants in healthcare reform.
    "Produced by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE, ENRON: THE SMARTEST GUYS IN THE ROOM), and based on Maggie Mahar's acclaimed book of the same title, MONEY DRIVEN MEDICINE offers an accessible, journalistically rigorous explanation of how the U.S. healthcare system went so terribly wrong and what it will take to fix it.
    "Americans spend twice per capita for healthcare than the average rich country, one-sixth of our GDP. What do we get for that money? The U.S. ranks 29th in life expectancy and the World Health Organization ranks our health system 37th in the world, behind Slovenia and Costa Rica. Money-Driven Medicine reveals how the profit-driven 'medical-industrial complex' has over-built the healthcare sector and produce a powerful, distorting incentive for billions of dollars of pointless, even risky, tests, prescriptions and procedures. This pay-per-service system drives doctors into lucrative specialities, while primary care physicians have become an endangered species; million dollar diagnostic machines stand idle while emergency rooms overflow.
    "In Money-Driven Medicine frustrated doctors and outraged patients testify to the often tragic consequences of fragmented, impersonal assembly-line medicine, designed more for churning out profits than life-long health management. Veteran physicians stress that change begins with the doctor-patient partnership: consistent family-centered primary care built on informed, shared decision-making. Dr. Donald Berwick of Harvard, Dr. James Weinstein of Dartmouth and other leading researchers explain the path-breaking studies (featured in Dr. Atul Gawande's recent New Yorker article), which prove that results-based rather than procedure-based medicine can pay-off in less extravagant yet more effective care.
    "Money-Driven Medicine alerts Americans that universal care is just the first shot in a hotly-contested, years-long battle for comprehensive healthcare reform. It will encourage the public to become savvy medical 'consumers' and empower health professionals to rescue their vocation from the corporate bottom line. It will teach students why a sound, sustainable medical infrastructure is crucial not just to their future but that of the economy and society as a whole. 'Money-Driven Medicine' makes clear that curing America's healthcare crisis is a matter of national life and death." -- Publisher

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

    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."

    Manned Spacecraft Center, Analysis of Apollo 10: Photography and Visual Observations.

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

    Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), Liberty and Blessing in the Law of Christ. Available (WORKS OF THOMAS M'CRIE) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #5.

    Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), Loving God by Loving his Law. In THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON, Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON) on Reformation Bookshelf CD #5.
    Contents: "Twelve sermons from Psalm 119:165-176 on the love of God's Law by believers."
    Jesus said, If ye love me, keep my commandments. (John 14:15) John points out, and hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him (1 John 2:3-4). Manton uses these themes, as a departure point, relative to Psalm 119, to show the proper relationship between law, love and loving the law -- as it relates to the greatest law lover, the Lord Jesus Christ!" -- Publisher

    Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), Sermon Upon Deuteronomy 32:51. In THE COMPLETE WORKS OF THOMAS MANTON (16:387-96).
    "The sins of God's children may cost them dear in this world."

    *Manton, Thomas (1620-1677), Richard Cotes, John Clarke, England and Wales. Parliament. House of Commons, England's Spirituall Languishing, With the Causes and Cure: Discovered in a Sermon Preached Before the Honorable House of Commons, on Their Solemn day of Fast, at Margarets Westminster, June 28. 1648.

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

    Marshall, Stephen (1594?-1655), A Sermon Preached to the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, and Court of Aldermen of the City of London, at Their Anniversary Meeting on Easter Monday April 1652, at the Spittle. Wherein the Unity of the Saints With Christ, the Head, and Especially With the Church, the Body; With the Duties Thence Arising, are Endeavoured to be Cleared. Tending to Heale our Rents and Divisions. The second impression, corrected by the authour. By Stephen Marshal B.D. and minister of the gospel at Finchingfield in Essex, 1652.

    Marshall, Stephen (1594?-1655), The Sinne of Hardnesse of Heart: The Nature, Danger, and Remedy of it. Opened in a Sermon, Preached to the Honorable House of Commons, July 28. 1648. being the day of their solemne monethly fast. By Stephen Marshall, B.D. minister of Gods Word at Finchingfield in Essex. Published by order of that House, 1648. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Marshall, Stephen (1594-1655), The Song of Moses, the Servant of God, and the Song of the Lamb, Opened in a Sermon on Rev. 15:2-4 [Revelation 15:2-4], Preached to the Honorable House of Commons at their late solemn day of Thanksgiving, June 15, 1643, for the discovery of a dangerous, desperate and bloody design, tending to the utter subversion of the Parliament, and of the famous City of London, 1643. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    The Song of Moses, the Servant of God, and the Song of the Lamb: Opened in . . . (1643)

    Marshall, Stephen (1594?-1655), and Giles Firmin (1614-1697), The Power of the Civil Magistrate in Matters of Religion Vindicated: The Extent of his Power Determined in a Sermon Preached Before the First Parliament on a Monthly Fast day / by . . . Mr. Stephen Marshall . . . / published by G. Firmin . . . with notes upon the sermon, 1657.

    Marshall, Walter (1628-1680), The Doctrine of Justification Opened and Applied.
    Marshall, Walter, A Sermon on Justification

    *Martin, Hugh (1822-1885), The Abiding Presence, ISBN: 0310289211 9780310289210.
    "Focuses on the presence of Christ in the world and in the believer. These deeply devotional studies expound a facet of Christology and illustrate the way in which a believer is conformed to the image of Christ." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "Prof. John Duncan said this book is fitted to promote `both the doctrine which is according to godliness and the godliness which is according to doctrine'." -- William J. Grier

    *Martin, Hugh (1822-1885), The Connexion Between the Headship of Christ and Revival in the Church: With Present Relative Duties, 1859.

    Martin, Hugh (1822-1885), Puritanism and Richard Baxter.

    Martin, Thomas, Jesus 'Crowned with Glory and Honour.' Prize Catechism on the Principles and Position of the Reformed Presbyterian Church.

    Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678), The Rehearsal Transpros'd, or, Animadversions Upon a Late Book Intituled, A Preface, Shewing What grounds There are of Fears and Jealousies of Popery, 1672.

    Mason, Archibald (d. 1831), The Fall of Babylon the Great, by the Agency of Christ, and Through the Instrumentality of His Witnesses: In Four Discourses, 1821, 264 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #14.
    "This book is made up of six sermons and one lengthy lecture. The first two sermons (on Rev. 8:5), deal with 'Christ the Mediatorial Angel, Casting the Fire of Divine Judgments Into the Earth.' The next two sermons (on Rev. 11:6), treat 'Christ's Two Witnesses Smiting the anti-Christian Earth With All Plagues, As Often As They Will.' The first four sermons cover 112 pages. These works are followed with 'Remarks on the Sixth Vial, Symbolizing the Fall of the Turkish Empire' on Rev. 16:12 (24 pages), 'Remarks on the Seventh Vial, Symbolizing the Fall of Popery and Despotism' Rev. 16:17 and 21:5, 6 (24 pages), and the final discourse, 'Observations on the Public Covenants Between God and the Church' (104 pages), taking off from, 'They are turned back to the iniquities of their forefathers, which refused to hear my words; and they went after other gods to serve them: the house of Israel and the house of Judah have broken my covenant which I made with their fathers' (Jer. 11:10). David Steele, in his classic NOTES ON THE APOCALYPSE includes Mason among his list of 'distinguished and approved interpreters of the book of Revelation'." -- Publisher
    Notes on the Apocalypse, 1870, by David Steele

    *Mason, Archibald (d. 1831), An Inquiry Into the Times That Shall be Fulfilled at Antichrist's Fall . . . in Five Discourses, 1818. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #14.
    Three Discourses on the Millennium by Archibald Mason. Discourse First. An Inquiry Into the Times That Shall be Fulfilled at Antichrist's Fall, and at the Church's Entry Into her Millennial Rest.
    Discourse Third. An Inquiry Into the Signs Which Indicate the Church's Happy Condition to be at Hand.
    The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the Gospel. (Mark 1:15)
    An Inquiry Into the Signs Which Indicate the Church's Happy Condition to be at Hand, Archibald Mason, a sermon.

    Maston, Thomas B., Biblical Ethics, ISBN: 0865543127 9780865543126.
    "A thoughtful and comprehensive survey of Biblical ethics, with the major emphasis on the ethical unity of the Bible. The author is convinced that the dynamic and ethical unity of the Bible are derived from the nature of God, whose grace and truth are discoverable in the message and ministry of Christ." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Mather, Cotton (1663-1728), The Wonders of the Invisible World, (singly).
    Wonders of the Invisible World, Cotton Mather, 1693 The certainty of the world of spirits

    Maus, Cynthia Pearl, Christ and the Fine Arts, an Anthology of Pictures, Poetry, Music, and Stories Centering in the Life of Christ, revised and enlarged edition (New York, NY: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1959, 1938), ISBN: 0060654724 9780060654726.

    May, William F., A Catalogue of Sins: A Contemporary Examination of Christian Conscience.

    Mayhew, Jonathan, A Discourse Concerning Unlimited Submission and Non-Resistance to the Higher Powers,

    McAllister, David, Testimonies to the Religious Defect of the Constitution of the United States, 1874.

    McClung, Floyd, Jr., The Father Heart of God, ISBN: 9780736912150 0736912150.
    "You'll will discover that no problem is too great or too insignificant for your Father in Heaven. The author illustrates how the loving, compassion of God enables us to overcome insecurity and the devastating effects of some of life's most painful experiences." -- Publisher
    Helpful for those who may be alienated from God in part by family problems.

    McClure, Alexander D., The First Amendment: A Master Piece of Satan Contra Anti-establishmentarianism. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "This article was sent to 278 members of the Canadian Parliament. It debunks the idea that it is right for majorities to determine law through their elected officials in opposition to God's holy law. It also opposes the false theories of human rights found in the first amendment to the Constitution of the United States. In short, and in agreement with both the Belgic and Westminster Confessions, it opposes 'the presumption that a government, ordained of God, can be neutral, and can make no law stating that Jesus Christ is King of the Nation, and that it can hold all religions, which are repugnant to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, equal before it'." -- Publisher

    McDermott, Gerald R., Poverty, Patriotism, and National Covenant: Jonathan Edwards and Public Life, ISSN: 0384-9694.

    McFeeters, James Calvin (1848-1928), America in the Coming Crisis; An Appeal to Christian Patriots to Align our Country With Jesus for her Safety in the Next War, 1922.

    McFeeters, James Calvin (1848-1928), Christian Citizenship: Manual of Reforms, Illustrated, 1895.

    McFeeters, James Calvin (1848-1928), Christian Citizenship, No. 1: The Reformer Endued With Power.

    *McKnight, William John, Concerning Close Communion: An Investigation. Available (PDF and MP3), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #3.
    "This is one of the best short, easy-to-understand defences of close communion available. Much practical application is added to this doctrine, as McKnight defends the old Reformed way."
    Concerning Close Communion

    McKnight, William John, The Scriptures the Supreme Guide in the Affairs of Men.

    McLeod (M'Leod), Alexander (1774-1833), A Scriptural View of the Character, Causes, and Ends of the Present War (1815), 224 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Though having the war of 1812 (to 1815), between the United States and Britain, in view, the author notes that 'the principles which I have laid down, and enforced in these sermons, are not, however, of mere temporary interest. Whether in peace, or at war, they are of importance to a Christian community. There are the permanent principles of social order and public equity.'
    Chapter headings include: 'The Right Discussing of Public Affairs,' dealing with why 'Ministers have the right of discussing from the pulpit those political question which affect Christian morals' and 'The Moral Character of the U.S. Federal Constitution;' The Moral Character of the Two Belligerents' (i.e. the national character, as moral persons, of both the United States and Britain); 'The Lawfulness of Defensive War;' 'The Present War,' dealing with how 'War in Defence of Property, Liberty, and National Independence and Honour is Lawful: and (How) Defensive War May Be for Precaution, Resistance, or Redress;' and 'The Ends for Which God in His Providence Permits the Existence of this War.' M'Leod concludes this work with these stirring words, 'the most faithful of Reformers with patriotic ardour contended with the sword in defence of their civil and religious liberties. Ulric Zwingle, the morning-star of the reformation, fell in battle at Zurich, 1530, at the commencement of the strife against arbitrary power; and towards the close of the struggle which terminated in the overthrow of the purest of the churches (i.e. the covenanted Presbyterian Church of Scotland -- RB), Richard Cameron fell at Airsmoss, 1680, while defending, as a Christian hero, the religion and liberties of his country, against the tyranny of the bishops, and the royal house of Stuart . . . If I claim a place among consistent Protestants, I must testify against all the acts of anti-Christian power. If I follow the steps which are died by the blood of the Martyrs, I must raise my voice against the thrones which shed that blood. If the Bible is my system of religion, and of social order, I must disclaim attachment to those powers that are hostile to evangelical doctrine'." -- Publisher

    McLeod (M'Leod), Alexander (1774-1833), et al., The Life and Power of True Godliness; Described in a Series of Discourses, 1847. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #29.
    The Life and Power of True Godliness

    McLeod, John Niel (1806-1874), The Little Flock Possessing the Kingdom: or, True Religion Controlling the World: A Sermon Preached at the Opening of the First Reformed Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, April 30, 1854.

    McLeod, John Niel (1806-1874), Protestantism, the Parent and Guardian of Civil and Religious Liberty. Found in MISCELLANEOUS, VOL. 6.
    Protestantism, the Parent and Guardian of Civil and Religious Liberty. A lecture, Delivered, March 26, 1843, Under Appointment of the N.Y. Protestant Reformation Society (1843), John Niel McLeod

    McLeod, John Niel (1806-1874), The Westminster Confession Explained not Altered: The Substance of a Speech Before the Convention of Reformed Churches, on the Proposition to Adopt the Westminster Confession of Faith [1646] With an Act Explanatory of its Statements Concerning the Magistrate's Relations to the Church. Allegheny, May 15, 1844. Available in The English Presbyterian Messenger, No. 171, March 1862

    McLeod, John Niel (1806-1874), The World Revolutionized by the True Religion, and its Ministry. An Ordination Sermon, 1843.

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

    McLeod, W.H., Exploring Sikhism: Aspects of Sikh Identity, Culture, and Thought, ISBN: 0195649028 9780195649024 0195658566 9780195658569.
    "Written by a world renowned scholar, this volume is an omnibus edition of four classic studies on the history and evolution of Sikhs and Sikhism. It comprises Guru Nanak and the Sikh Religion, Early Sikh Tradition, The Evolution of the Sikh Community, and Who is a Sikh?" -- Publisher
    "What do Sikhs Believe? The Sikh religion is regarded by many scholars as a syncretic religious system which borrows heavily from Hinduism and Sufi mysticism. Other scholars treat it as a branch of Hinduism's bhakti mystical devotion, as an attempt to reform Hinduism or as an attempt to harmonize Hinduism and Islam which ended up becoming its own religious tradition.
    "God: Sikhs follow a strict monotheistic faith in an eternal, creator god within which there exists two distinct natures. One nature is physical and encompasses perfect attributes; this is the nature which Sikhs can understand and meditate upon.
    The second nature, non-physical, is too complex for the human mind to understand. Among Sikhs, God is generally called Sat Guru, which means the 'supreme Guru,' or 'supreme teacher.' Other names include Akal Purukh and Vahiguru. This second nature is so abstract and mystical that Sikhism sometimes borders on being pantheistic rather than simply monotheistic.
    "The only group within the Sikh religion which might be said to stand in especially high regard are the Khalsa, orthodox Sikhs who have taken an oath to live their lives as examples of Sikh faith and ideals."

    "This resource covers the character of the age of the Church Fathers and the history of Psalmody in the early ages of the church after the Apostles.
    "Statements related to this issue from Pliny, Tertullian, Jerome, Cyril, Augustine, Cassian, Chrysostom, the Apostolic Constitutions and others are all included, set in their context and commented on (from the Latin).
    Interestingly, M'Master writes,

    The truth is, fifty years after the death of the Apostles had not passed by, when the church they had planted with so much purity, and fostered with so much care, exhibited an aspect very different from what it did before. The historian Hegesippus, of the second century, pronounced the virgin purity of the church to have been confined to the Apostolic age. "Monstrous attempts were made, in that century, to reconcile falsehood with truth, light with darkness" (Mosheim, I. 174). In this age originated a bewildering mysticism, an idle monkish seclusion from the relations and duties of active life, and a multiplication of superstitious innovations, which cast a veil of darkness over the truth, substituting for the simplicity of the gospel an unseemly mixture of truth and error. Jerome, of the fourth century, testifies that the "primitive church was tainted with gross errors while the Saviour's blood was yet warm in Judea." In the following periods the depravity increased. God, indeed, had still his hidden ones, and in their hearts and hands his own cause was preserved; yet the picture of the times is drawn, on the page of history, in dark colours.
    "There was no charity in works, no discipline in manners." The practice of such periods can go but a little way in the settlement of controversies respecting divine institutions. For satisfaction, as to the appointments of God, we must rest, not on the practice of the Fathers, but on the records of inspired truth. Keeping this in recollection, it may, nevertheless, be interesting to know their matter and modes of worship. And as a somewhat imposing display of research into the early practice of the church, on the subject of Psalmody, has by various writers been made, it may not be inexpedient to inquire, how far their representations of that practice and the inferences they drew from it, are entitled to our confidence.

    McMaster (M'Master), Gilbert (1778-1854), An Apology for the Book of Psalms in Five Letters, 1852, ISBN: 0217165222 9780217165228. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "An enlarged review of the ancient and modern history of the psalmody . . . and an examination of "An apology for the Book of Psalms" by G, M'Master.
    "An inquiry into the privilege and duty of the Christian church in the exercise of sacred praise: a chronology and history of Scripture songs." -- Publisher
    An Apology for the Book of Psalms in Five Letters

    McMaster (M'Master), Gilbert (1778-1854), Ecclesiastical and National Covenanting: An Ordinance of God, 1828.

    McMaster (M'Master), Gilbert (1778-1854), Letter V: Objections Considered.
    Scripture our only rule. (Colossians 3:16)
    Considered -- Demands Answered -- New Mercies Require a new Song -- Book of Psalms Abrogated -- Cannot be Sung in Truth -- May Sing as Well as Pray in our own Words -- Book of Psalms Obscure -- Inadequate -- Modern Hymns More Favourable to Revivals -- More Elegant in Diction -- Watts had as Good a Right to Make Psalms as David -- Cursing Psalms -- Christ not Named in Them

    McMaster (M'Master), Gilbert (1778-1854), Moral Character of Civil Government: Considered With Reference to the Political Institutions of the United States, in Four Letters, 1832.

    McMaster (M'Master), Gilbert (1778-1854), The Upright man in Life and at Death: A Discourse Delivered, Sabbath Evening, November 7, 1852, on the Occasion of the Decease of the Rev. Samuel Brown Wylie, D.D., 1852.


    McMillan, John, II (1729-1808), and James Renwick (1662-1688), A Collection of Letters, Consisting of Ninety-three: Sixty-one of Which Wrote by the Rev. Mr. James Renwick; The Remainder, by the Rev. Messrs. John Livingston, John Brown, John King, Donald Cargil, Richard Cameron, Alex. Peden, and Alex. Shields. Also a few by Mr. Michael Shields, at the direction of the general correspondence: From the years 1663 to 1689 inclusive. Containing many remarkable occurrences hitherto unknown in that period. Wherein is discovered the true state of the Cause and Testimony at that time, 1764.
    A Collection of Letters, Consisting of Ninety-three . . .

    McMillen, S.I., None of These Diseases, ISBN: 080075719X 9780800757199.
    Revised and expanded in 2000 by D.E. Stern. "This epochal work, when first published in 1963, drew attention to the Biblical teaching on health and the care of the body. Now updated with information on modern diseases, it is even more valuable than when it broke new ground two decades ago." -- Cyril J. Barber
    "Good insights into the relation between your attitudes and your physical health." -- Robert B. Somerville

    *McNeill, John T., A History of the Cure of Souls, ISBN: 0060655402 9780060655402.
    "McNeill provides readers with a magisterial mapping of the landscape of two millennium of soul care and spiritual direction. In a brief but pointed section on Old Testament and New Testament spiritual care, McNeill documents that God's people have always been about the business of helping hurting and hardened people through shared conversations around the Word. He then transports readers through Church history both chronologically and denominationally. Groups both large and small receive ample documentation. McNeill leaves his readers with resources for further study. But more importantly, he leaves them armed with the awareness that the ministry of sustaining, healing, reconciling, and guiding stands in a great tradition under that great cloud of witnesses. For an introduction to the history of soul care, no one does it better." -- Reader's Comment Reviewer: Robert W. Kellemen, Ph.D., is the author of SOUL PHYSICIANS: A THEOLOGY OF SOUL CARE AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, SPIRITUAL FRIENDS: A METHODOLOGY OF SOUL CARE AND SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, BEYOND THE SUFFERING: EMBRACING THE LEGACY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN SOUL CARE, SPIRITUAL DIRECTION, BIBLICAL PSYCHOLOGY, and MARTIN LUTHER'S COUNSELING.

    *M'Crie, Thomas (the elder, 1772-1835), Brief View of the Evidence for the Exercise of Civil Authority About Religion. Available in STATEMENT OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PROFESSION OF THE REFORMED CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, AS ADOPTED BY SECEDERS, AND THE PROFESSION CONTAINED IN THE NEW TESTIMONY AND OTHER ACTS, LATELY ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSOCIATE SYNOD, Section VII. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available (STATEMENT OF THE DIFFERENCE), on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (STATEMENT OF THE DIFFERENCE), on Reformation Bookshelf CD #25.
    "M'Crie published at Edinburgh in 1807 a helpful discussion of the biblical evidence for an obligation of nations and their civil rulers to give recognition to the true religion. His book is a protest against the church in which he was ordained, and which subsequently departed from the principles it had espoused: STATEMENT OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PROFESSION OF THE REFORMED CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, AS ADOPTED BY SECEDERS, AND THE PROFESSION CONTAINED IN THE NEW TESTIMONY AND OTHER ACTS, LATELY ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSOCIATE SYNOD. It has often been regarded as the best presentation of the confessional point of view respecting a national acknowledgment of religion. Churches formed after M'Crie's death found their conflicts over church principles defined in his literary output." -- Publisher
    Brief View of the Evidence for the Exercise of Civil Authority About Religion

    M'Crie, Thomas (the elder, 1772-1835), The Life of Alexander Henderson: Minister of Edinburgh, and one of the Commissioners From the Church of Scotland to the Assembly of Divines at Westminster, ISBN: 052404497X 9780524044971. Available (LIVES OF ALEXANDER HENDERSON AND JAMES GUTHRIE) on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    M'Crie, Thomas (the elder, 1772-1835), The Life of Andrew Melville, 1856, 2 volumes.
    "Almost 900 pages covering the life and work of Knox's successor. Melville raised the level of learning and education in Scotland to the point where it became a leading nation in this field. He also advanced much of the practical work concerning the purifying of the Presbyterian church, which Knox had started. Melville is often remembered for his bold rebuke of 'God's silly vassal,' King James VI, regarding the divine right of the true church to govern her own affairs, without unwarranted interference from the civil magistrate." -- Publisher

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

    M'Crie, Thomas (the elder, 1772-1835), The Sermons of Thomas M'Crie. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #29.

    *M'Crie, Thomas (the elder, 1772-1835), Statement of the Difference . . . Particularly on the Power of Civil Magistrates Respecting Religion, National Reformation, National Churches, and National Covenants, 1871. Alternate title: STATEMENT OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PROFESSION OF THE REFORMED CHURCH OF SCOTLAND, AS ADOPTED BY SECEDERS, AND THE PROFESSION CONTAINED IN THE NEW TESTIMONY AND OTHER ACTS LATELY ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSOCIATE SYNOD. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #25.
    " 'The ablest exposition in the English language of the Establishment Principle . . . Dr. (George) Smeaton describes the Statement as a masterly defense of the principles of establishments as Scripture truth: and the most complete vindication ever given to the world of the position occupied by the Reformed Church of Scotland, on the whole subject of national religion and the magistrates legitimate power in promoting it. 'The same thoroughness,' wrote the late Rev. D. Beaton, 'which gave such abiding value to his great biography of Knox, is shown in this, his less known work . . . Dr. McCrie in his STATEMENT shows that all the Confessions of the Protestant and Presbyterian Churches of the Reformation, both in Britain and on the Continent of Europe, held and maintained the Establishment Principle. 'These harmoniously agree,' he writes, 'in declaring as with one mouth that civil authority is not limited to the secular affairs of men, and that the public care and advancement of religion is a principle part of the official duty of magistrates.' He goes on to give extracts from THE CONFESSION OF HELVETIA; THE CONFESSION OF BOHEMIA; THE CONFESSION OF SAXONY; THE FRENCH CONFESSION; THE BELGIC OR DUTCH CONFESSION; THE CONFESSION OF THE ENGLISH CONGREGATION IN GENEVA; THE SCOTS CONFESSION AND THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1646). 'Such is the harmony of doctrine in the Protestant churches on this head,' he remarks, 'expressed in their confessions and public formularies drawn from the Word of God; a harmony which deserves great attention, and from which none should rashly depart' (as cited in CHRIST'S KINGSHIP OVER THE NATIONS by C.J. Brown). Concerning the doctrine of national obedience to Christ, M'Crie demonstrates in the most convincing way that there are few doctrines 'of the practical kind, in which the best interests of mankind and the general state of religion in the world, are more deeply concerned, than in the right and wrong determination of this question.' Contains an excellent preface by George Smeaton. Considered one of the definitive works on Church/State relations, defending the historic Reformed position. An extremely rare and very expensive item if located as a rare book." -- Publisher
    Brief View of the Evidence for the Exercise of Civil Authority About Religion

    *M'Crie, Thomas (the younger, 1797-1875), Life of John Knox, 1855. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
    Life of John Knox: Containing Illustrations of the History of the Reformation in Scotland: with Biographical Notices of the Principal Reformers, and Sketches of the Progress of Literature in Scotland During the Sixteenth Century; and an Appendix, Consisting of Original Papers

    M'Crie, Thomas (the younger, 1797-1875), A Short View of the Plan of Religious Reformation and Union Adopted Originally by the Secession, an Appendix to, Two Discourses on the Unity of the Church, her Divisions, and Their Removal. Alternate title: ON THE COVENANTS AND THE REFORMATION. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available in THE WORKS OF THOMAS M'CRIE below.
    "Let sober thinkers only reflect for a moment, what advantages would have ensued, if religion had been settled agreeably to the Solemn League and the plan recommended by the Westminster Assembly; and if that settlement had been allowed to stand."
    Available (in the WORKS OF THOMAS M'CRIE [10 volumes]) on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    The Works of Thomas M'Crie

    M'Crie, Thomas (the younger, 1797-1875), Two Discourses on the Unity of the Church: Her Divisions, and Their Removal; To Which is Subjoined A Short View of the Plan of Religious Reformation Originally Adopted in the Secession. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #24.

    Mede, Joseph (1586-1638), and William Twisse (1577-1646), The Apostasy of the Latter Times: in which, According to Divine Prediction, the World Should Wonder After the Beast the Mystery of Iniquity Should so Farre Prevaile Over the Mystery of Godlinesse, Whorish Babylon Over the Virgin-Church of Christ, as that the visible glory of the true church should be much clouded the true unstained Christian faith corrupted the purity of true worship polluted, or, The gentiles theology of dæmons i.e. inferiour divine powers, supposed to be mediatours between God and man: revived in the latter times amongst Christians in worshipping of angels, deifying and invocating of saints, adoring and templing of reliques, bowing downe to images, worshipping of crosses, & c: all which together with a true discovery of the nature, originall, progresse, of the great, fatall and solemn apostisy are cleared: delivered in publique some years since upon I Tim. 4. 1,2,3 [1 Timothy 4:1,2,3], 1641. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #13.

    Mellville, Andrew (1545-1622), Historical Memoirs of Andrew Melville Containing an Account of the Civil, Literary, and Ecclesiastical Transactions in Scotland, From the Death of John Knox, Till the Temporary Establishment of Episcopacy, in the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century. (Edinburgh, Scotland: J. Boyd, 1830), Microfilm. Mineola, N. Y.: Filmed by MicroMedia, Inc. for New York University Libraries, Preservation Dept., New York, N.Y. 10012, 1991), ZYU (Lender, NEW YORK UNIV)

    Merkel, David, A Steelite Critique, August 9, 2010
    "I wrote the following in 1999 to a pastor in the RPCNA who foolishly invited two students for the ministry to visit a local Steelite who has a notable library. The students were amazed by the library, but confused by the Steelite, who is a formidable debater [probably James Dodson, Sr. -- compiler]."

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

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

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), A Faith Worth Sharing: A Lifetime of Conversations About Christ, ISBN: 0875523919 9780875523910.
    "This is not a book about clever techniques, or methodologies; it is a book of snapshots from one life given to impact others. If you too are someone who has been changed by the power of the gospel, then you need to pray for the opportunities to pass it on to others. This book will encourage you to do just that." -- Stephen Smallman
    "C. John Miller taught practical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, was Director of World Harvest Mission, and led mission trips to several countries. He was founding pastor of New Life Presbyterian Church, outside Philadelphia, from which grew several other congregations in the Philadelphia area. His other books include POWERFUL EVANGELISM FOR THE POWERLESS, and OUTGROWING THE INGROWN CHURCH." -- Publisher

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), The Heart of a Servant Leader: Letters From Jack Miller, ISBN: 0875527159 9780875527154.
    "The late Jack Miller was a man wonderfully used by God to help the American church rediscover the impact of the Gospel of Grace. The ripples of his ministry continue to have impact today. This book, lovingly compiled and edited by Jack's daughter Barbara Miller Juliani, contains many of Jack Miller's letters to all kinds of people -- ministers, elders, counselors, and just ordinary Christians. His focus is always Christ and His grace. His message is always clear, humble and loving, and yet very convicting and powerful. These letters were for me, models of applying the Gospel to a lot of situations. Be warned, these letters will stretch you and expose your own self-righteousness and self-protective patterns.
    "The book is divided into sections by theme: Motivation for Serving: The Glory of God; The Basics of Serving: Faith, Humility, and Prayer; Persevering in Serving; and Encouragement. I found myself frequently underlining paragraphs in these letters and have already emailed some quotes to some friends for their encouragement. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in ministry, growing in their faith, or just how the Gospel is for Christians and non-Christians alike!" -- Reader's Comment

    Miller, C. John (1928-1996), Isaiah and a Theology of Prayer, (Michigan City, IN: Sound Word Associates).

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

    Miller, Hugh, and Peter Bayne, The Headship of Christ and the Rights of the Christian People, 1861.

    Miller, Samuel (1769-1850), Doctrinal Integrity: The Utility and Importance of Creeds and Confessions and Adherence to Our Doctrinal Standards. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Miller deals with the necessity of written creeds and subscription to them. He shows that the principle doctrines of Scripture are proclaimed in the Westminster Standards and answers common objections against confessions. Creedalism is inescapable, thus this book is of prime importance for those interested in the purity and peace of the church. . . . Related items include: Gentry's USEFULNESS OF CREEDS or OUR REFORMATION HERITAGE." -- Publisher
    "With the turbulent decades of the 1820's and 1830's, Miller arose to defend the doctrine and order of the Westminster Standards. His most prominent statements on doctrinal purity are found in his book CREEDS AND CONFESSIONS and his open letters on "Adherence to Our Doctrinal Standards." This book contains these writings." -- GCB
    Doctrinal Integrity: The Utility and Importance of Creeds and Confessions and Adherence to our Doctrinal Standards

    Miller, Samuel (1769-1850), The Duty of the Church to Take Measures for Providing an Able and Faithful Ministry.
    An Able and Faithful Ministry

    Miller, Samuel (1769-1850), Thoughts on Public Prayer. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Deals with an important element of Reformed worship and was originally written because of the lack of material to be found on this specific subject. The history, liturgies, faults and characteristics of attaining excellence in public prayer are all covered." -- Publisher
    "Excellent book which covers the whole subject rather well. A Presbyterian minister and Princeton professor of 150 years ago sheds light on the needs of our day concerning prayers and public prayer in particular." -- GCB

    Milligan, James, The Prospects of a True Christian in a Sinful World, 1831.

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

    Mills, Watson E. (1979-2001), et al., (Wisdom) Writings, ISBN: 0865545081 9780865545083.

    Milroy, William, The Testimony of the Church Respecting Military Associations, etc., With the Wicked and Profane. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    William Milroy's Pamphlet "The Testimony of the Church Respecting Military Associations, &c., With the Wicked and Profane"

    *Milton, John (1570-1643), The Rights of Nations to Depose Their Kings, and to Change or Amend Their Systems of Government; With a Vindication of the Killing of Tyrants: Being an Abridgement of Milton's Celebrated Tract, Entitled, "The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates." And a new and Abridged Translation of his Great Work, Called "A Defence of the People of England, in Answer to Salmasius's Defence of the King," 1649. Alternate title: EIKONOKLASTES.
    "The rights of nations to depose their kings, and to change or amend their systems of government."
    Milton, John, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates
    Milton, John, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates, 1649

    *Mitchell, Alexander F. (1822-1899), The Scottish Reformation: Its Epochs, Episodes, Leaders, and Distinctive Characteristics. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
    "David Hay Fleming (editor) who states that 'the present volume is valuable in several ways, not the least of these being that it embodies, on many obscure and important points, the matured views of one of the most competent and cautious of historical students -- one who grudged no time and spared no labour in eliciting and elucidating the truth.' Contains a biographical sketch of the author by James Christie. Hits all the high points of Reformational development in Scotland, including Hamilton, Wishart, Knox, the 1560 Confession, the First and Second Books of Discipline, etc." -- Publisher

    *Mitchell, Alexander F. (1822-1899), Westminster Assembly: Its History and Standards. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The first three lectures give a succinct account of English Puritanism from its origin to the meeting of the Westminster Assembly. The tenth lecture is a similar account of the history of doctrine in British churches during the same period. Mitchell endeavors to give prominence to aspects of this historical period which have hitherto been overlooked, making this an ideal companion volume for other recent releases of Warfield, Hetherington, and George Gillespie. A perfect introductory volume on Puritanism and the work of the Assembly." -- GCB

    Mitchell, A.W., Letters to Church Members, 1855. Alternate title: MONITORY LETTERS TO CHURCH MEMBERS.

    Letters to Church Members, 1855.
    Monitory Letters to Church Members

    Mocket, Thomas (1602-1670), A View of the Solemn League and Covenant: For Reformation, Defence of Religion, the Honour and Happynesse of the King, and the Peace, Safety and Union of the Three Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland, to be Taken by all Sorts, in all the Said Kingdoms: In which, the Covenant is analysed, opened, proved, and fully cleared from 24 objections and quæfres made against it, by such as either out of conscience of malignitie, scruple at, with an appeal to conscience: the principall quæres and objections answered in this discourse, are set down in the next page after the analysis: also, moving incouragements to take the Covenant, and assist the Parliament.

    *Montgomery, John W., Principalities and Powers: The World of the Occult, ISBN: 087123470X 9780871234704.
    "Few men possess the personal resources Montgomery has at his disposal. Having studied in Europe, he has amassed a vast library on all aspects of the history and doctrines of demonism and the occult. Here is an able synthesis that makes available to contemporary students an analysis of the many forms of Satanism. Every well informed person should read this book." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Mooney, S.C., Usury: Destroyer of Nations.
    "Nothing quite like this book to be found anywhere which thoroughly covers this important topic of usury (charging interest), from a foundation of God's Word. A definition and history of usury is given along with a survey of Biblical texts and popular excuses for usury. Mooney concludes with a call to repentance." -- GCB. Includes bibliographical references.

    Morecraft, Joseph C., III, Authentic Christianity: An Exposition of the Theology and Ethics of the Westminster Larger Catechism, 5 volumes, ISBN: 9780984064137 0984064133.
    "Not since 1731 has the Reformed world seen a comprehensive commentary on . . . THE WESTMINSTER LARGER CATECHISM. Even that earlier two-volume masterpiece by Thomas Ridgeley does not rival the depth and breadth of this contribution to Reformed doctrine provided by Rev. Joseph C. Morecraft, III. Culminating a lifetime of learning, preaching, and pastoral care, this five-volume work incorporates the most stalwart of Reformed theology from recent centuries as well as past masters, and exegetes the teachings of the CATECHISM through potent insight, consistent application, and relentless recourse to God's Word. In a time when the church faces many doctrinal challenges, Morecraft's commentary calls her back to the foundations of the Reformed faith, directing her to the spiritual power of God's Word as taught in the LARGER CATECHISM. In a time when even the Reformed lose heart and begin to tinker and modify their understanding of their own standards, Morecraft's commentary directs us to a clear confession of faith. In these volumes, AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANITY: AN EXPOSITION OF THE THEOLOGY AND ETHICS OF THE WESTMINSTER LARGER CATECHISM, as he demonstrates, we find relevant solution to the challenges we face, and the power to transform individuals, families, and entire cultures today." -- Publisher

    Morecraft III, Joe, With Liberty and Justice for All, 2nd edition.
    "Joe Morecraft III was the pastor of the late Senator Larry McDonald, who was killed when the Russians shot down his plane. This is Christian politics made simple. A very readable book that will help you to think through the place of the government in our lives, namely, the government's authority and limitations. All this is done with many passages quoted from Scripture. There is a chapter on the life of Larry McDonald. . . ." -- Publisher
    "What are Christians to do when the civil government is evil? Must they always obey the authorities? What are the origins of civil government? Does the Bible authorize the government to execute criminals? Is abortion murder if it is legal? Shouldn't Christians stay out of politics? This book answers these questions and many more. Dr. Morecraft, pastor of Chalcedon Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, seeks Biblical answers to these questions. An instructive book for today." -- GCB

    *Morris, Leon, The Biblical Doctrine of Judgment, ISBN: 159752817X 9781597528177.
    "An analysis of the teaching contained in the Old Testament and New Testament on the present reality and future certainty of judgment." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Morris, Leon, Testament of Love: A Study of Love in the Bible, ISBN: 0802818749 9780802818744.
    "There are few concepts more frequently misunderstood than the Biblical concept of love. Dr. Morris' work is the most comprehensive and lucid treatment of this concept I've ever seen. It is a MUST for our times." -- R.C. Sproul

    Morrison, James, An Address to the Protestant Interest in Scotland. Being an Humble and Seasonable Warning, Wherein is Clearly Demonstrated, the Inexpediency and Danger of Repealing our Penal Laws Against Popery . . . The second edition with improvements Glasgow, 1778.

    Morrison (Morison), James, Present Duty: In Treatises Relative to the Duty of Covenant-renovation. Viz. I. An Attempt to Vindicate, Explain and Enforce the Important Duty of Renewing our Solemn Covenants. II. An Attempt to Vindicate, explain and enforce the important duty of a solemn acknowledgment of sin. III. The secession-testimony abundantly consistent with liberty of conscience, in a letter to a friend. IV. The present state of convenanting-work, in the form of a catechism, 1789.

    Muirhead, John, Dissertations on the Federal Transactions Between God and His Church: Both Before and Since the Canon of Scripture was Completed, 1782.

    Mullins, Eustace, The Curse of Canaan: A Demonology of History, (Staunton, VA: Revelation Books, 1986).

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

    Murray, Andrew (1828-1917), With Christ in the School of Prayer: Thoughts on our Training for the Ministry of Intercession, 1885, ISBN: 1331485231 9781331485230.
    With Christ in the School of Prayer

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

    *Murray, Iain, The Reformation of the Church: A Collection of Reformed and Puritan Documents on Church Issues, ISBN: 085151118X 9780851511184.
    "First published in 1965 and once again available. Documents are drawn largely from the 16th and 17th centuries and presents the finest thinking of the fathers on authority and freedom, the need for reformation, the nature of the government, unity, and membership of the Church of Jesus Christ." -- GCB

    *Murray, John (1898-1975), Calvin on Scripture and Divine Sovereignty, ISBN: 9781599252032 1599252031.
    "John Murray wrote a marvelous little book which I brought with me, maybe you have it, I do not know, CALVIN ON SCRIPTURE AND DIVINE SOVEREIGNTY, in which John Murray, who died a few years ago, who was the great professor of Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, makes it so very clear that the sovereignty of God extends to the infallibility of Scripture." -- C. Gregg Singer

    *Murray, John, The Epistle of the Romans: The English Text With Introduction, Exposition, and Notes, 2 volumes. A Christian classic.
    "A well balanced, carefully interpretation of the text . . . is altogether satisfying . . . this is exegesis of the highest rank." -- William Hendriksen
    "No commentary in the English language . . . goes beyond this one in thoroughness of research, consistency in theological thought, and in carefulness of exegetical style." -- Lloyd Kalland

    Murray, Matthew, and James Dodson, Sr., The Millennium: Peace, Prosperity, and National Covenanting. Originally published under Matthew Murray, SELECTED DISCOURSES. Available [Matthew Murray, THE MILLENNIUM: PEACE, PROSPERITY, AND NATIONAL COVENANTING] on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #13.
    "Notes: Originally published in 1879; reprinted in The Original Covenanter and Contending Witness, vol. 2 (1994)."

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

    National Association to Secure the Religious Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, Proceedings of the National Convention to Secure the Religious Amendment of the Constitution of the United States: Held in Cincinnati, Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 1872: With an Account of the Origin and Progress of the Movement.

    National Convention to Secure the Religious Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, Proceedings of the National Convention to Secure the Religious Amendment of the Constitution of the United States: Held in New York, Feb. 26 and 27, 1873: With an Account of the Origin and Progress of the Movement, 1873.

    National Association to Secure the Religious Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, Proceedings of the National Convention to Secure the Religious Amendment of the Constitution of the United States: Held in Pittsburgh, Feb. 4, 5, 1874: With an Account of the Origin and Progress of the Movement.

    Neff, Lavonne (editor), Practical Christianity, ISBN: 1125937734.
    "A handbook to help you put Christianity to work in all areas of your life. More than 200 original articles. Hundreds of key topics. 75 major contributors." -- Publisher

    Neilson, Thomas, Evils, Constitutional and Practical, of the Prelatic Establishment of the British Empire, 1841.
    "Being No. III of a course of lectures on the Second Reformation."

    *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
    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.

    *Ness, Christopher (1621-1705), An Antidote Against Arminianism, or, A Succinct Discourse to Enervate and Confute all the Five Points Thereof to wit, Predestination Grounded Upon Man's Foreseen Works, Universal Redemption, Sufficient Grace is all, the Power of Man's Free-will in Conversion, and the possibility of true saints falling away totally and finally: all which are demonstrated here to be damnable errours, both by Scriptures and reason &c. . . . / published for the publick good by Christopher Ness, 1700, ISBN: 092114802X. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #19.
    "First printed in 1700 by Christopher Ness, an English nonconformist preacher and author, it comes with a recommendation by John Owen." -- GCB
    Includes a Scripture index.
    An Antidote Against Arminianism, Christopher Ness 1700

    Ness, Christopher (1621-1705), A Protestant Antidote Against the Poison of Popery, Clearly Proving the Religion of the Church of Rome to be 1. Superstitious, 2. Idolatrous, 3. Damnable, 4. Bloody, 5. Novel, 6. Inconsistent with the Publick Peace, 7. Irreconcilable to True Christianity, 1679. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #17.

    *New Liberty Videos, The Forbidden Book: The History of the English Bible, DVD, new 2006 version, on-camera spokesman: Dr. Craig Lampe; Narrator: Jim Birdsall; Director: Brian Barkley; Run Time: 60 minutes.
    "The Forbidden Book is unlike anything you have ever seen before. Hosted by Dr. Craig Lampe, this one-hour documentary takes you on a fascinating journey through time. Follow our film crew across Europe as we SHOW YOU all the important places of Christian history.
    "Learn how God's Word was originally scribed in Hebrew and Greek. Walk with Dr. Lampe among the ruins of the very first Christian Church ever built above ground -- not in Israel, but in England! Discover how the Word was preserved through the 1,000 year period of the Dark and Middle Ages, when possession of scripture in any language other than Latin meant certain death at the hands of the organized church. Uncover the truth about the misunderstood books called 'Apocrypha' that were printed in every Protestant Christian's Bible until 1885.
    "Meet John Wycliffe, the first person to translate the Bible into English -- and see his church, which is still offering Sunday services today, as it has since the 1300's. Look at the door where Martin Luther, the first person to print the Bible in German, nailed his 95 Theses, starting the Protestant Reformation. See William Tyndale's illegal printing shop, which is a book store today, and find out why Tyndale was executed for being the first person to print the scriptures in English. Find out about the 1535 first complete printed English Bible of Myles Coverdale, the 1537 Matthews Bible, and King Henry the Eighth's 1539 'Great Bible' -- the first legal English Bible.
    "Learn why the Bible of the Protestant Reformation, the 1560 English Geneva Bible, had to be printed in Switzerland due to the reign of Queen 'Bloody' Mary. See how the 1568 BISHOPS BIBLE was revised to become the 1611 KING JAMES BIBLE, and how the KING JAMES VERSION slowly replaced the much more popular GENEVA BIBLE among early American Colonists.
    "The Forbidden Book is simply the most captivating and informative video ever produced on the subject of how we got the Bible, and how God has preserved His Word for thousands of years to countless generations." -- Publisher
    "The Forbidden Book is a DVD presentation examining the history of the Word of God in English. It is hosted by Dr. Craig Lampe, a Bible historian and International Director of the World Bible Society. Dr. Lampe owns the Rare Bible Showroom in Arizona and holds a virtual monopoly over rare and antique Bibles. His collection even includes a 1410 Wycliffe Manuscript valued at just under $3 million. It is one of the rarest Bibles in the world. He has a Coverdale Bible, Great Bibles, sells leaves of the Geneva Bible, and, amazingly enough, leaves from the Gutenberg Bible - the first book ever published. If you happen to have one of these complete Bibles sitting in your attic, you should have it insured for about $100 million.
    "This DVD is an hour-long presentation on the history of the English Bible. The viewer will meet most of the historical figures responsible for bringing us the Bible as we know and love it today: Wycliffe, Hus, Gutenberg, Colet, Erasmus, Tyndale, Luther and so on. He will see some of the locations important to the history of the Bible, such as the Wittenberg door and Martin Luther's study. He will learn about the earliest English translations, in the Old World and in the New.
    "There are many amazing facts worked into the presentation. Lampe shows a scroll that is 1000 years old, and tells the viewer that it is word-for-word the same as the text of the Dead Sea Scrolls that were written a full millennium before. He describes how the Bible went from being available in 500 languages in 400 AD to being available in only 1 only 100 years later. He talks about a 110 year period in America during which 5000 editions of the Bible were produced. . . .
    "Before I close, I will warn that the host is quite harsh towards the Roman Catholic Church and their role in the history of the English Bible. And well he should be, as the papacy worked tirelessly to eradicate any person who dared to present the Scriptures to the common man. Of course the fears of the Church were founded, for when Scripture became accessible, the light quickly broke forth and spread throughout the world. -- Viewer's Comments
    "Did you know that during the period of AD 100 and AD 400 the Bible had been translated into nearly 500 languages? Did you know that from AD 400 to AD 500 it had been reduced to just one language? A language only know to the clergy and the educated. . . .
    "John Wycliffe, the brilliant 14th century Oxford scholar, translated the Bible from Latin into English in order to enlighten the masses oppressed through ignorance. His work was so despised by the established church, that Pope Martin V ordered Wycliffe's bones to be dug up and burned. Martin Luther was one of the few who challenged church authority in the 16th century and lived to tell the tale. . . .
    "William Tyndale was not spared like his friend Luther. Tyndale spent the last 500 days of his life in a cold castle dungeon. He was then tied to a stake, strangled and burned. His crime? . . . printing Bibles in the English language! Discover the fascinating story behind the preservation of the English Bible . . ." -- J.J. Calvin

    Newcomb, Harvey (1803-1863), A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females: Being a Series of Letters From a Brother to a Younger Sister

    Newcomen, Matthew (1610?-1669), The Craft and Cruelty of the Churches Adversaries, Discovered in a Sermon Preached at St. Margarets in Westminster, Before the Honourable House of Commons Assembled in Parliament, November 5, 1642. By Matthew Newcomen, minister of the Gospell at Dedham in Essex. Published by order of the House of Commons. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Newton, John (1725-1807), Messiah. Fifty Expository Discourses, on the Series of Scriptural Passages, Which Form the Subject of the Celebrated Oratorio of Handel, 2 volumes.

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

    Nicholson, Sydney H., The Parish Psalter With Chants: The Psalms of David Pointed for Chanting and set to Chants From the St. Nicolas Chant Book.

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

    North, Gary, Blasphemy and Civil Rights. Available in LEVITICUS: AN ECONOMIC COMMENTARY, Gary North.

    North, Gary, The Coase Theorem: A Study in Economic Epistemology, ISBN: 0930464613 9780930464615.
    "To those who may wonder if Gary North is qualified to speak on this subject have no fear, he is. His training and study in economics, adjusted by his study of the Bible . . . provide a rather different view." -- GCB
    Institute for Christian Economics

    North, Gary, The Sinai Strategy: Economics And The Ten Commandments, ISBN: 0930464079 9780930464073.
    "A detailed exploration of the Ten Commandments and their social, political and especially, economic implications for all of mankind. Nations in which the Bible is freely preached tend to adopt a free market economy. The capitalism vs. socialism controversy is really God vs. Satan." -- GCB
    Institute for Christian Economics

    Oburn, William, The Dominion of our Savior Jesus Christ as Mediator: Shown to Extend to all Things External to His Church, Eph. 1:22 [Ephesians 1:22], 1878. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Oldenburger, Teunis, The Theodicy of Calvinism; or, The Problem of Evil and sin.

    Oldfield, Joshua, Christ the Head of Civil Government. A Sermon Preach'd Novemb. 13 [Before] the Societies for Reformation of Manners, 1699.

    Orme, William, and John Owen, The Life of the Rev. John Owen, D.D.

    Ormond, D.D., A Kirk and a College in the Craigs of Stirling, 1897.

    *Owen, John (1616-1683), The Advantage of the Kingdome of Christ, in the Shaking of the Kingdoms of the World: or, Providential Alterations, in Their Subserviencie to Christ's Exaltation. Opened in a sermon preached to the Parliament, Octob. 24. 1651. A solemn day of thanksgiving for the destruction of the Scots army at Worcester, with sundry other mercies; by John Owen, minister of the Gospel, 1652. Alternate title: THE ADVANTAGE OF THE KINGDOM OF CHRIST, IN THE SHAKING OF THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Owen, John, A Brief Declaration and Vindication of the Doctrine of the Trinity and also of the Person and Satisfaction of Christ, by John Owen


    *Owen, John (1616-1683), William H. Goold (editor), The Complete Works of John Owen, 23 volumes (The Banner of Truth). Christian classic.
    "[John Owen -- compiler] is by common consent not the most versatile, but the greatest among Puritan theologians. For solidity, profundity, massiveness and majesty in exhibiting from Scripture God's ways with sinful mankind there is no one to touch him. . . ." -- J.I. Packer in A Quest for Godliness, p. 81
    "I owe more to John Owen than to any other theologian, ancient or modern; and I owe more to [THE MORTIFICATION OF SIN -- compiler] than to anything else he wrote." -- J.I. Packer,
    "To master his works is to be a profound theologian." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    Indexes to The Complete Works of John Owen, Banner of Truth, volume 16
    Volumes 17-23 are the 7 volumes on Hebrews. Apparently they are not included in the "Indices."
    This Banner of Truth edition (Goold) of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOHN OWEN (23 volumes), appears to be the preferred edition. It has been adopted in this bibliography as the default edition, singly and as a collection. Keep in mind that there are many other editions of Owen's books that have been published in modern times.
    Many single works by Owen may be found on the Puritan Hard Drive and on the Reformation Bookshelf 30 CD Set. Available (THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOHN OWEN including HEBREWS, OCR digital text, in the Amazing Christian Library, DVD One, CD #1.
    The Works of John Owen at
    On the Mortification of sin in Believers, John Owen (1 of 6), [audio file]
    Currently (February 2009), there are 63 readings of John Owen by Still Waters Revival Books and Reformed Baptist of Holland (Michigan), Thomas Sullivan, narrator, at available for listening online, downloading as MP3 files, [audio file], and listening on iPhone or Mobile Phones.
    Note: "The Goold edition of John Owen's works originally comprised seventeen volumes, with a further seven volumes published as the EXPOSITION OF HEBREWS, these being numbered volumes 18-24. In the present republication of the Goold edition, volume 17, largely made up of the author's Latin writings, has not been reprinted. The only material in English in that volume, Posthumous sermons and Three discourses suitable to the Lord's supper, is added to volume 16 of the present set. The first volume on Hebrews has become volume 17.
    John Owen "is by common consent not the most versatile, but the greatest among Puritan theologians. For solidity, profundity, massiveness and majesty in exhibiting from Scripture God's ways with sinful mankind there is no one to touch him. . . ." -- J.I. Packer in A Quest for Godliness, p. 81
    "I owe more to John Owen than to any other theologian, ancient or modern; and I owe more to [THE MORTIFICATION OF SIN -- compiler] than to anything else he wrote." -- J.I. Packer
    "John Owen's treatises on INDWELLING SIN IN BELIEVERS [see: TEMPTATION AND SIN,] and THE MORTIFICATION OF SIN [see: THE MORTIFICATION OF SIN IN BELIEVERS] are, in my opinion, the most helpful writings on personal holiness ever written." -- Jerry Bridges
    "To master his works is to be a profound theologian." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "The Banner of Truth Trust completed in May, 1968, the re-issue of the complete English works of Owen, his seven volumes on the Epistle of Hebrews excepted. All of these volumes 'are of the greatest value' (Dr. Lloyd-Jones), but for newcomers to Owen we especially recommend the four volumes in the Practical Division (vols. 6-9) . . ." -- William J. Grier
    "His works on communion, Christian life, and the person and glory of Christ, the work of the Holy Spirit, etc. are of the utmost value to any serious-minded Christian." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    John Owen (1616-1683), Quotes

    Volume 1, The Glory of Christ, ISBN: 0851511236, 9780851511238. The Glory of Christ, ISBN: 0851516610 9780851516615. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "In THE GLORY OF CHRIST . . . we have the great Puritan pastor and theologian, John Owen, at his richest and most mature. Here he writes about Jesus Christ, the heart of the Gospel, with biblical insight and understanding that is at times almost overwhelming for a contemporary reader.
    "These chapters were written during the final period of Owen's life, and began simply in his personal meditation and study, before being shared with others in public ministry. Deep love for, and fervent devotion to Christ, is evident on every page. Owen had already seen the glory of Christ from afar and pondered long on its significance. Here he speaks from his proximity to eternity, and teaches us how to see Christ more clearly and to serve him more faithfully.
    "The publishers are convinced that THE GLORY OF CHRIST is a spiritual treasure-cave to which many readers will return again and again throughout the whole of their lives. Its sole purpose is to renew and deepen devotion to Jesus Christ." -- Publisher
    Contains: Life of Owen, the Person of Christ, Glory of Christ, and two short catechisms.
    The Glory of Christ, by John Owen
    A Brief Declaration and Vindication of the Doctrine of the Trinity and also of the Person and Satisfaction of Christ, by John Owen

    See also: COMMUNION WITH GOD, the Puritan Paperback Series edition, abridged and made easy to read by R.J.K. Law, ISBN: 0851516076 9780851516073. A Christian classic.
    "John Owen (1616-1683), believed that communion with God lies at the heart of the Christian life. With Paul he recognized that through the Son we have access by the Spirit to the Father. He never lost the sense of amazement expressed by John: 'Our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.' In this outstanding book he explains the nature of this communion and describes the many privileges it brings.
    "COMMUNION WITH GOD was written in a day, like our own, when the doctrine of the Trinity was under attack and the Christian faith was being reduced either to rationalism on the one hand or mysticism on the other. His exposition shows that nothing is more vital to spiritual well-being than a practical knowledge of what this doctrine means. . .
    "One of the greatest Christian classics of all time . . ." -- Publisher
    Owen, Of Communion With God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost or, The Saints Fellowship With the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, Unfolded (1763)
    Communion With God, John Owen
    A Brief Declaration and Vindication of the Doctrine of the Trinity and also of the Person and Satisfaction of Christ, by John Owen

    Volume 3: The Holy Spirit, ISBN: 0851511252 9780851511252. Alternate title: HOLY SPIRIT GIFTS AND POWER: EXPOSITION OF THE SPIRIT'S NAME, NATURE, PERSONALITY, DISPENSATION, OPERATIONS AND EFFECTS. A Christian classic.
    "Contains: Work of the Holy Spirit, His name, personality, operations, effects, work in regeneration, in the Old Testament, work on the mind, in sanctification, mortification of sin, and more."
    John Newton calls Owen's discourse on the Holy Spirit. "An epitome, if not the masterpiece of his writings."
    "Goodwin (THE WORK OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN OUR SALVATION), and Owen were both excellent expositors. Goodwin interpreted by the insight of a renewed heart, Owen by the patient and prayerful study of words and phrases. . . . These two books complement one another. Together they form a definitive answer to virtually every book concerning the Holy Spirit which has appeared since these two were written in the 17th century . . ." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "I owe more to John Owen than to any other theologian, ancient or modern; and I owe more to [THE MORTIFICATION OF SIN -- compiler] than to anything else he wrote." -- J.I. Packer

    "This volume continues the very detailed study of the last volume, and contains new sections on the work of the Spirit in prayer, as the Comforter, and a discourse on the Gifts of the Spirit."

    Volume 5: Faith and its Evidences, ISBN: 9780851510675 0851510671. A Christian classic. Alternate title: THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH, EVIDENCES OF THE FAITH OF GOD'S ELECT, and DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION BY FAITH
    Contains a detailed discussion of Justification, its foundation, purpose, results, and extent. Also several chapters on just exactly what was imputed to us by Christ's work."
    John Owen on Justification

    *Volume 6: Temptation and Sin, ISBN: 9780851511269 0851511260. A Christian classic.
    "Contains sections on: Mortification of sin, temptation, indwelling sin, and an exposition of Psalm 130."
    "I owe more to John Owen than to any other theologian, ancient or modern; and I owe more to [THE MORTIFICATION OF SIN -- compiler] than to anything else he wrote." -- J.I. Packer
    "John Owen's treatises on INDWELLING SIN IN BELIEVERS [see: TEMPTATION AND SIN,] and THE MORTIFICATION OF SIN [see: THE MORTIFICATION OF SIN IN BELIEVERS] are, in my opinion, the most helpful writings on personal holiness ever written." -- Jerry Bridges
    Owen, John (1616-1683), The Mortification of Sin in Believers: Containing the Necessity, Nature, and Means of it. With a resolution of sundry cases of conscience thereunto belonging. By John Owen, D.D. . . .
    On the Mortification of sin in Believers, John Owen (1 of 6), [audio file]
    Currently (February 2009), there are 63 readings of John Owen by SWRB and Reformed Baptist of Holland (Michigan), (Thomas Sullivan), at available for listening online, downloading as MP3 files, [audio file], and listening on iPhone or Mobile Phones.

    *Volume 7: Sin and Grace, ISBN: 9780851511276 0851511279. A Christian classic. Alternate title: A TREATISE OF THE DOMINION OF SIN AND GRACE. . . . BY THE LATE PIOUS AND LEARNED MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL, JOHN OWEN, D.D.
    "Contains: Nature and causes of apostasy from the Gospel, duty of being spiritually minded, treatise on the dominion of Sin, and Grace."

    *Volume 8: Sermons to the Nation, ISBN: 9780851510668 0851510663. A Christian classic.
    "Contains 16 long and detailed sermons that Owen gave mostly during the Cromwellian Period. Nine of them were preached before the House of Commons (Long Parliament). The majority of texts that are used are from the Old Testament."

    *Volume 9: Sermons to the Church, ISBN: 0851510655 9780851510651. A Christian classic.
    "Contains 83 sermons: Fourteen which resolve practical cases of conscience, twenty-five intended as preparations to the Lord's Table, and others of various Gospel subjects."

    *Volume 10: The Death of Christ, vol. 10 of WORKS, ISBN: 0851510647 9780851510644. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Also found in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOHN OWEN, Volume 10, ISBN: 9780851510644 0851510647.
    "Greatest Biblical apologetic on the specific and limited nature of the atoning work of Christ in print. Contains discussions on Arminianism, the death of death in the death of Christ, Divine justice, and also discusses, in detail, many views of the atonement that certain men and groups held (and still hold)." -- Publisher
    "THE DEATH OF DEATH IN THE DEATH OF CHRIST is a polemical work, designed to show, among other things, that the doctrine of universal redemption is unscriptural and destructive of the gospel. . . . Those who see no need for doctrinal exactness and have no time for theological debates which show up divisions between so-called Evangelicals may well regret its reappearance. Some may find the very sound of Owen's thesis so shocking that they will refuse to read his book at all. . . . But . . . there are signs today of a new upsurge of interest in the theology of the Bible: a new readiness to test traditions, to search the Scriptures and to think through the faith. It is to those who share this readiness that Owen's treatise is now offered, in the belief that it will help us in one of the most urgent tasks facing evangelical Christendom today -- the recovery of the Gospel.
    "It is safe to say that no comparable exposition of the work of redemption as planned and executed by the Triune Jehovah has ever been done since Owen published his in 1684. None has been needed.
    "Owen's interpretation of the texts . . . is sure; his power of theological construction is superb; nothing that needs discussing is omitted, and . . . no arguments for or against his position have been used since his day which he has not himself noted and dealt with. . . . Owen's work is a constructive, broad-based biblical analysis of the heart of the gospel, and must be taken seriously as such. . . Nobody has a right to dismiss the doctrine of the limitedness . . . of the atonement as a monstrosity of Calvinistic logic until he has refuted Owen's proof that it is part of the uniform biblical presentation of redemption, clearly taught in plain text after plain text. And nobody has done that yet." -- J.I. Packer, from the Introduction
    "Packer's well balanced definition of Calvinism in the introduction to that volume [John Owen's THE DEATH OF DEATH IN THE DEATH OF CHRIST], is by far the best we have seen in 42 years of intensive reading." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ
    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ: Being a Treatise of the Redemption and Reconciliation That is in the Blood of Christ; Wherein the whole controversy about universal redemption is fully discussed: In four parts (1792)
    The Death of Death in the Death of Christ, including J.I. Packer's Introduction by John Owen
    Owen, John, The Death of Death in the Death of Christ: Redemption and Reconciliation That is in the Blood of Christ (Limited Atonement), 1 of 33, [audio file]
    An audio file reading by Still Waters Revival Books from THE WORKS OF JOHN OWEN. Currently (October 2018), there are 77 readings of John Owen by SWRB and Reformed Baptist of Holland (Michigan), (Thomas Sullivan), at available for listening online, downloading as MP3 files, [audio file], and listening on iPhone, mobile phones, and MPE players.

    *Volume 11: Continuing in the Faith, ISBN: 0851511287 9780851511283. A Christian classic.
    "Contains detailed Biblical arguments for the perseverance of the saints. Also has chapters which answer arguments against the doctrine of perseverance of the saints. Very detailed and complete work on the subject."

    Volume 12: The Gospel Defended, ISBN: 0851511295 9780851511290. A Christian classic.
    "Contains chapters on: the mystery of the Gospel, the death of Christ, Justification, and examination of Socinianism."

    Volume 13: Ministry and Fellowship, ISBN: 0851510639 9780851510637. A Christian classic.
    "Contains: The duty of pastors and people distinguished, schism, the nature of schism, the authority of the magistrate in the church, consideration of indulgence and toleration, and much more."

    Volume 14: True and False Religion, ISBN: 0851510620 9780851510620. A Christian classic.
    "Contains many and detailed arguments against the Church of Rome, during Owen's day, its teachings, and practices. Owen was answering those in his day who wanted to return to Rome. Still applicable for our day of ecumenicalism."

    Volume 15: Church Purity and Unity, ISBN: 0851511309 9780851511306. A Christian classic.
    "Discourses on liturgies, their imposition, evangelical love, Church peace and unity, and argument for congregationalism, with an answer to critics, a defense of the Puritans against charge of schism, a brief (84 pages!), introduction to the worship of God via a short catechism."

    Volume 16: The Church and the Bible, ISBN: 0851510612 9780851510613. A Christian classic.
    "Contains: the true nature of a Gospel Church, excommunication, administration of church censures, marrying after divorce, infant Baptism and dipping, and more. Includes 84-page index to Owen's works, writings, life, Greek and Hebrew words used, authors, and Scripture passages used or commented on in his works."

    *Owen, John (1616-1683), A Dissertation on Divine Justice: or, the Claims of Vindicatory Justice Vindicated; Wherein That Essential Property of the Divine Nature is Demonstrated From the Sacred Writings, and Defended Against Socinians, particularly the authors of the Racovian Catechism, John Crellius, and F. Socinus himself; Likewise the necessary exercise thereof; Together with the indispensable necessity of the satisfaction of Christ for the salvation of sinners is established against the objections of certain very learned men, G. Twisse, G. Vossius, Samuel Rutherford, and others, ISBN: 1332902170 9781332902170. In THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOHN OWEN (10:481-624).
    The Works of John Owen at

    *Owen, John, The Glory of Christ, ISBN: 0851511236, 9780851511238. The Glory of Christ, ISBN: 0851516610 9780851516615. A Christian classic. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "In THE GLORY OF CHRIST . . . we have the great Puritan pastor and theologian, John Owen, at his richest and most mature. Here he writes about Jesus Christ, the heart of the Gospel, with biblical insight and understanding that is at times almost overwhelming for a contemporary reader.
    "These chapters were written during the final period of Owen's life, and began simply in his personal meditation and study, before being shared with others in public ministry. Deep love for, and fervent devotion to Christ, is evident on every page. Owen had already seen the glory of Christ from afar and pondered long on its significance. Here he speaks from his proximity to eternity, and teaches us how to see Christ more clearly and to serve him more faithfully.
    "The publishers are convinced that THE GLORY OF CHRIST is a spiritual treasure-cave to which many readers will return again and again throughout the whole of their lives. Its sole purpose is to renew and deepen devotion to Jesus Christ." -- Publisher
    Contains: Life of Owen, the Person of Christ, Glory of Christ, and two short catechisms.
    The Glory of Christ, by John Owen
    A Brief Declaration and Vindication of the Doctrine of the Trinity and also of the Person and Satisfaction of Christ, by John Owen

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

    Volume 17 of Owen's Works: Exposition of Hebrews, ISBN: 0851516122 9780851516127.
    Volume 18 of Owen's Works: Exposition of Hebrews, ISBN: 0851516130 9780851516134.
    Volume 19 of Owen's Works: Exposition of Hebrews, ISBN: 0851516149 9780851516141.
    Volume 20 of Owen's Works: Exposition of Hebrews, ISBN: 0851516157 9780851516158.
    Volume 21 of Owen's Works: Exposition of Hebrews, ISBN: 0851516165 9780851516165.
    Volume 22 of Owen's Works: Exposition of Hebrews, ISBN: 0851516173 9780851516172.
    Volume 23 of Owen's Works: Exposition of Hebrews, ISBN: 0851516181 9780851516189.
    Owen, John (1616-1683), An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews; With the Preliminary Exercitations. By John Owen, D.D. revised and abridged; . . . by Edward Williams, 3 vols.
    Owen, Hebrews, vol. 1 of 3
    Owen, Hebrews, vol. 2 of 3
    Owen, Hebrews, vol. 3 of 3

    *Owen, John (1616-1683), Holy Spirit Gifts and Power: Exposition of the Spirit's Name, Nature, Personality, Dispensation, Operations and Effects, ISBN: 1857924754 9781857924756. A Christian classic.
    "One of the outstanding books of all time. Presents a learned and spiritual analysis of the names and titles of the Spirit, His nature and personality, and His varied works and influence." -- Cyril J. Barber

    Owen, John (1616-1683), An Humble Testimony Unto the Goodness and Severity of God in his Dealing With Sinful Churches and Nations. Or the Only way to Deliver a Sinful Nation From Utter Ruin by Impendent Judgments: In a Discourse on the Words of our Lord Jesus Christ, . . . by John Owen, D.D. The second edition Edinburgh, 1737. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #25.

    *Owen, John (1616-1683), Ministry and Fellowship, ISBN: 0851510639 9780851510637. A Christian classic.
    "Contains: The duty of pastors and people distinguished, schism, the nature of schism, the authority of the magistrate in the church, consideration of indulgence and toleration, and much more."

    *Owen, John (1616-1683), The Mortification of Sin in Believers: Containing the Necessity, Nature, and Means of it. With a Resolution of Sundry Cases of Conscience Thereunto Belonging. By John Owen, D.D.. Available (THE MORTIFICATION OF SIN in MP3 files) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available in THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOHN OWEN, VOLUME 6: TEMPTATION AND SIN,
    The Works of John Owen, Vol. 6 (including THE MORTIFICATION OF SIN, Goold edition, 1862)
    On the Mortification of sin in Believers, John Owen (1 of 6), an audio file.
    "I owe more to John Owen, than to any other theologian, ancient or modern; and I owe more to [THE MORTIFICATION OF SIN,] than to anything else he wrote." -- J.I. Packer

    *Owen, John (1616-1683), The Nature, Power, Deceit, and Prevalency of the Remainders of Indwelling-sin in Believers. Together with the ways of its working, and means of its prevention. Opened, evinced and applyed, with a resolution of sundry cases of conscience thereunto appertaining. By J. Owen, D.D., 1732. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Owen, John (1616-1683), Ouranon Ourania. The Shaking and Translating of Heaven and Earth. A Sermon Preached Before the Honourable House of Commons, in Parliament Assembled, April the 19th, 1649. By Dr. John Owen. London, [1793]. Available (MP3 format), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Owen, John, Kelly M. Kapic (editor), Justin Taylor (editor), Overcoming Sin and Temptation, ISBN: 1581346492 9781581346497.
    "The writings of John Owen are a challenge to any reader, to say the least. His intricacy and complexity are intimidating and his language is downright befuddling at times. However, the depth of thought and the immense value of Owen's works cannot be quantified. His three classic works on sin and temptation are profoundly helpful to any believer who seeks to become more like Jesus Christ.
    "In this volume, the editors have made updates to the language, translated the Latin, Greek, and Hebrew and footnoted difficult or unknown phrases, all without sacrificing any of the wonderful content of Owen's work. It is a uniquely accessible edition of John Owen's previously daunting work." -- Publisher
    "The editors of this volume have worked hard to make Owen's unrivalled insight into the Christian's inner war with sin accessible to all, and the result is truly a godsend." -- J.I. Packer, Professor of Theology, Regent College
    "John Owen understood how the gospel makes us well. Three cheers for Kapic and Taylor for introducing a new generation to Owen's peerless works." -- Sinclair B. Ferguson, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S.C.
    The Works of John Owen at

    Owen, John (1616-1683), Truth and Innocence Vindicated in a Survey of a Discourse Concerning Ecclesiastical Polity, and the Authority of the Civil Magistrate Over the Consciences of Subjects in Matters of Religion, 1669.

    *Owen, John, The Work of the Holy Spirit in Prayer, as a Comforter and as the Author of Spiritual Gifts. See: THE WORKS OF JOHN OWEN. A Christian classic.

    Packer, J.I., Among God's Giants: Aspects of Puritan Christianity. Alternate title: THE PURITAN VISION OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE, ISBN: 0860654524 9780860654520.

    Packer, J.I., The Redemption and Restoration of man in the Thought of Richard Baxter: A Study in Puritan Theology, ISBN: 1842271474 9781842271476.
    "Originally presented as the author's thesis (Doctoral) -- University of Oxford, 1954."

    Packer, J.I., Theism for our time.
    Evangelical Theological Society papers, ETS-1191.

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

    Packull, Werner O., Mysticism and the Early South German-Austrian Anabaptist Movement, 1525-1531 (Studies in Anabaptist and Mennonite History, No. 19), 252 pages, ISBN: 0836111303.

    *Paisley, Ian R.K., and J.A. Wylie, The Pope is the Antichrist: A Demonstration From Scripture, History, and his own Lips; Being a Precis of Dr. J.A. Wylie's classic, The Papacy is the Antichrist (Belfast: Martyrs Memorial Productions, ca. 1990).

    Palmer, B.M., Christianity, the Only Religion for man: A Discourse Delivered Before the Graduating Class of the University of North Carolina, June 4, 1855.

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

    Palmer, B.M., Influence of Religious Belief Upon National Character: An Oration Delivered Before the Demosthenian and Phi Kappa Societies of the University of Georgia, August 7, 1845.

    Palmer, Samuel (d. 1724), Popery and Hypocrisy Detected and Opened From the Holy Scriptures: As it Respects Magistrates, Ministers, and People. In a sermon upon the occasion of a general fast, kept Decemb. 22. 1680. By the author of the Plotters doom, a true son of the Church of England, 1680.
    Caption title on p. 1 reads: A fast-sermon upon Joel II. 13. [Joel 2:13]

    Palmer, B.M., Slavery a Divine Trust. The Duty of the South to Preserve and Perpetuate the Institution as it now Exists.

    Palmer, Samuel, A Collection of Family-prayers From the Devotional Writings of Baxter, Henry, Willison, Bennett, Watts, Doddridge, and others. With Various Occasional Forms, 1783.

    Paloutzian, Raymond F., and Crystal L. Park, Handbook of the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, ISBN: 1572309229 9781572309227.

    *Parliament, The First Parliament During the Reign of James VI of Scotland, Christ's Triumphant Entry Into Scotland; Or, The Subjugation of the People, Laws, Liberties, and Crown of Scotland to His Supreme Majesty Jesus Christ, King of Kings, and Lord of Lords; Being, The Complete Text of all of the Acts of the First Parliament During the Reign of James VI of Scotland.
    He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he have set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law. (Isaiah 42:4)
    The LORD reigneth; let the earth rejoice; let the multitude of isles be glad thereof. (Psalm 97:1)
    And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday. (Psalm 37:6)

    *Pascal, Blaise, and A.J. Krailsheimer (translator), Pensees, ISBN: 0140446451 9780140446456.
    "In his short lifespan, Pascal invented the prototype of the computer (la machine arithmetique), started the first public passenger service in Paris, mastered a physics problem re the vacuum, expounded his scientific and mathematical studies with such an order of brilliance that it was considered by no means inappropriate to compare him with Aristotle, engaged in vituperative and extremely effective theological polemics with the Jesuits -- and, finally, in spite of appalling ill-health and pain, attained a serene relationship with God and with his fellows, in the process producing one of the great literary masterpieces of all time, viz., the PENSEES. This volume is a work of Christian apologetics before which the most skeptical mind, indulgent flesh, and arrogant spirit, stand utterly defenseless. Not too shabby an achievement in thirty-nine years and two months!" -- Reader's Review

    Paton, J.B. (John Brown, 1830-1911), Percy William Bunting, Sir (b. 1836), Alfred E. Garvie (1861-1945), and William Henry Bennett (1855-1920), Christ and Civilization: A Survey of the Influence of the Christian Religion Upon the Course of Civilization (1910)
    Social ideals in the Old Testament / by W.H. Bennett | The Christian ideal revealed in Jesus / by Alfred E. Garvie | The preparation for the Christian ideal in the Gentile environment of the primitive church / by C. Franklin Angus | The Christian ideal as realized in the primitive church / by J. Vernon Bartlet | The factors in the expansion of the Christian church / by James Orr | The influence of the Christian church upon the Roman Empire / by H.H. Scullard | The influence of the Christian Church on the social and ethical development of the Middle Ages / by H.B. Workman | The social principles and effects of the Reformation / by H. Andrews | The Evangelical revival and philanthropy / by Thomas Cuming Hall | Christianity and the French Revolution / by J. Holland Rose | The social influence of Christianity as illustrated by modern foreign missions / by James S. Dennis | Modern scientific and philosophic thought regarding human society / by Henry Jones

    Patrick, Millar, Bruce Rogers, and the Pforzheimer Bruce Rogers Collection (Library of Congress), Four Centuries of Scottish Psalmody.

    Patterson, James, and Peter Kim The day America Told the Truth: What People Really Believe About Everything That Really Matters, ISBN: 0134634802 9780134634807.
    "In effect, we're all making up our own moral codes."

    Peck, Joseph E., Soul Problems, With Other Papers, 1875.
    Subject: Church and State.

    Peden, Alexander, The Lord's Trumpet Sounding an Alarm Against Scotland: By Warning of a Bloody Sword. Being the Substance of a Preface and two Prophetical Sermons, Preached at Glenluce, Anno, 1682, by That Great Scottish Prophet Mr. Alexander Peden, Late Minister of the Gospel at New Glenluce, in Galloway, 1682. Isaiah lviii. 1 [Isaiah 58:1]; Hosea vii. 1 [Hosea 7:1]; Joel ii. 1 [Joel 2:1]; Amos iii. 1 [Amos 3:1]; Acts i. 19 [Acts 1:19].
    The Lord's Trumpet Sounding an Alarm Against Scotland

    *Perkins, William (1558-1602), Christian Oeconomie, or, A Short Survey of the Right Manner of Erecting and Ordering a Familie According to the Scriptures first written in Latine by the author M.W. Perkins; And now set forth in the vulgar tongue for more common vse and benefit by Tho. Pickering . . . 1609, ISBN: 0921148623. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Perkins, William (1558-1602), A Cloud of Faithfull Witnesses, Leading to the Heauenly Canaan, or, A Commentarie Vpon the 11 Chapter to the Hebrewes [Hebrews 11], Preached in Cambridge by that Godly, and Iudicious Divine, M. William Perkins; Long expected and desired, and therefore published at the request of his executours, by Will. Crashawe and Tho. Pierson, preachers of Gods Word, who heard him preach it, and wrote it from his mouth, 1607.

    *Perkins, William (1558-1602), A Declaration of the True Manner of Knowing Christ Crucified: Of the Right Knowledge of Christ Crucified, 1611. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Perkins, William (1558-1602), The Foundation of Christian Religion Gathered Into Fixed Principles (1608). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Interestingly, just below the title on the front cover of this 756 page book we find the words: 'And it is to be learned of ignorant people, that they may be fit to hear sermons with profit, and to receive the Lord's Supper with comfort.' Called 'the principal architect of Elizabethan Puritanism' and 'the most important Puritan writer, Perkins was the first theologian of the reformed English church to gain an international reputation,' writes McKim (ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF THE REFORMED FAITH, p. 274).
    "This hefty tome contains the following works by Perkins: 'A Golden Chain: Or, The Description of Theology, Containing the order of the causes of Salvation and Damnation . . . Hereunto is adjoined the order which M. Theodore Beza used in comforting afflicted consciences;' 'An Exposition of the Symbol or Creed of the Apostles;' 'An Exposition of the Lord's Prayer, In the Way of Catechizing Serving for Ignorant People;' 'A Treatise Tending Unto a Declaration Whether a Man Be in the Estate of Damnation, or in the Estate of Grace: And if He Be in the First, How He May in Time Come Out of it: If in the Second, How He May Discern It, and Persevere in the Same to the End;' 'A Case of Conscience, the Greatest that Ever Was: How a Man May Know Whether He Be the Child of God, or No (Whereunto is added a brief discourse taken out of H. Zanchius);' 'A Direction for the Government of the Tongue According to God's Word;' 'Two Treatises: 1. On the Nature and Practice of Repentance; 2. Of the Combat of the Flesh and the Spirit;' 'A Treatise How To Live Well, In All Estates and Times, Specially When Helps and Comforts Fail;' 'The Treatise of Dying Well;' 'A Discourse of Conscience Wherein is Set Down the Nature, Properties, and Differences Thereof: as Also the Way to Get and Keep a Good Conscience;' 'A Reformed Catholic: Or, A Declaration Showing How Near We May Come to the Present Church of Rome in Sundry Points of Religion; and Wherein We Must For Ever Depart From Them -- With an Advertisement to all Favourers of the Roman Religion, Showing How the Said Religion is Against the Catholic Principles and Grounds of the Catechism;' 'A Declaration of the True Manner of Knowing Christ Crucified;' 'A Grain of Mustard Seed: Or, The Least Measure of Grace that is or Can Be Effectual to Salvation;' 'The True Gain, More in Worth then All the Goods of the World;' 'A Warning Against Idolatry of the Last Times and an Instruction Touching Religious Divine Worship;' 'A Treatise of God's Free Grace and Man's Free Will;' 'A Treatise of the Vocations, Or Callings of Men, With the Sorts and Kinds of Them, and the Right Use Thereof.'
    "Several of Perkins' works have been translated into Latin, French, Dutch, and Spanish." (Darling, Cyclopaedia Bibliographica, p. 2337) -- Publisher

    *Perkins, William (1558-1602), How to Liue, and That Well in all Estates and Times, Specially When Helps and Comforts Faile.

    *Perkins, William (1558-1602), The Reformation of Couetousnesse. Written Vpon the 6. Chapter of Mathew, From the 19. Verse to the Ende of the Said Chapter [Matthew 6:19-30]. By William Perkins, 1603.

    *Perkins, William (1558-1602), A Reformed Catholike, or, A Declaration Shewing how Neere we may Come to the Present Church of Rome in Sundrie Points of Religion and wherein we must for euer depart from them with an aduertisement to all fauourers of the Romane religion, shewing how the said religion is against the Catholike principles and grounds of the catechisme, 1611.

    Perkins, William (1558-1602), A Treatise of Mans Imaginations. Shewing his Naturall Euill Thoughts: His Want of Good Thoughts: The way to Reforme Them. Framed and preached by M. Wil. Perkins, 1607.

    *Perkins, William (1558-1602), The True Gaine More in Worth Than all the Goods in the World, 1601. Alternate title: CHRIST THE TRUE AND PERFECT GAINE.

    *Perkins, William (1558-1602), Works of William Perkins, ISBN: 0404050506. Available (THE WORKS OF THAT FAMOUS AND WORTHY MINISTER OF CHRIST, MR. W. PERKINS, PART 1 AND PART 2), on the Puritan Hard Drive
    The Works of that Famous and Worthy Minister of Christ in the Universitie of Cambridge: M. William Perkins. Newly Corrected According to his own Copies

    Perkins, William (1558-1602), and Thomas Pickering (d. 1625), A Discourse of the Damned art of Witchcraft; so Farre Forth as it is reuealed in the Scriptures, and manifest by true experience. Framed and deliuered by M. William Perkins, in his ordinarie course of preaching, and now published by Tho. Pickering Batchelour of Diuinitie, and minister of Finchingfield in Essex. Whereunto is adioyned a twofold table; one of the order and heades of the treatise; another of the texts of Scripture explaned, or vindicated from the corrupt interpretation of the aduersarie, 1608. Available in (THE WORKS OF THAT FAMOUS AND WORTHY MINISTER OF CHRIST, MR. W. PERKINS, PART 1 AND PART 2), on the Puritan Hard Drive

    *Perkins, William (1558-1602), Gerald T. Sheppard (editor), Brevard S. Childs, John H. Augustine, and Ralph Cudworth, A Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians (1617), ISBN: 0829807861 9780829807868 082980790X 9780829807905. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    " 'Perkins was justly esteemed by his contemporaries as a master in theology. This commentary is deeply theological, and reads like a body of divinity,' writes Spurgeon (Commenting on Commentaries). Darling, in his CYCLOPAEDIA BIBLIOGRAPHICA, (p. 2337), writes, 'A learned and pious Calvinistic divine . . . He excelled in a distinct judgment; a rare dexterity in clearing the obscure subtleties of the schools, and in an easy explication of perplexed subjects. As a preacher, he was greatly admired. Several of his works have been translated in Latin, French, Dutch, and Spanish.' Perkins covers the first five chapters of Galatians in this work, while Cudworth completes the final chapter." -- Publisher
    "The first English expositor and theologian to attain international standing, Perkins (1558-1602), rivaled Luther and Calvin in his influence on 17th century English Protestants and New England colonial Puritans. This facsimile reproduction is presented along with introductory essays." -- GCB

    Perrin, Jean Paul, Robert Baird, and Samuel Miller, History of the Ancient Christians Inhabiting the Valley of the Alps: I. The Waldenses. II. The Albigenses. III. The Vaudois, 1847. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #16.

    Peterson, Eugene H., Answering God: The Psalms as Tools for Prayer.

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

    *Phillips, Kevin, Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich, ISBN: 0767905334 9780767905336.
    "For more than thirty years, Kevin Phillips' insight into American politics and economics has helped to make history as well as record it. His bestselling books, including THE EMERGING REPUBLICAN MAJORITY (1969) and THE POLITICS OF RICH AND POOR (1990), have influenced presidential campaigns and changed the way America sees itself. Widely acknowledging Phillips as one of the nation's most perceptive thinkers, reviewers have called him a latter-day Nostradamus and our 'modern Thomas Paine.' Now, in the first major book of its kind since the 1930s, he turns his attention to the United States' history of great wealth and power, a sweeping cavalcade from the American Revolution to what he calls 'the Second Gilded Age' at the turn of the twenty-first century.
    "The Second Gilded Age has been staggering enough in its concentration of wealth to dwarf the original Gilded Age a hundred years earlier. However, the tech crash and then the horrible events of September 11, 2001, pointed out that great riches are as vulnerable as they have ever been. In WEALTH AND DEMOCRACY, Kevin Phillips charts the ongoing American saga of great wealth -- how it has been accumulated, its shifting sources, and its ups and downs over more than two centuries. He explores how the rich and politically powerful have frequently worked together to create or perpetuate privilege, often at the expense of the national interest and usually at the expense of the middle and lower classes.
    "With intriguing chapters on history and bold analysis of present-day America, Phillips illuminates the dangerous politics that go with excessive concentration of wealth. Profiling wealthy Americans -- from Astor to Carnegie and Rockefeller to contemporary wealth holders -- Phillips provides fascinating details about the peculiarly American ways of becoming and staying a multimillionaire. He exposes the subtle corruption spawned by a money culture and financial power, evident in economic philosophy, tax favoritism, and selective bailouts in the name of free enterprise, economic stimulus, and national security.
    "Finally, WEALTH AND DEMOCRACY turns to the history of Britain and other leading world economic powers to examine the symptoms that signaled their declines -- speculative finance, mounting international debt, record wealth, income polarization, and disgruntled politics -- signs that we recognize in America at the start of the twenty-first century. In a time of national crisis, Phillips worries that the growing parallels suggest the tide may already be turning for us all." -- Publisher

    Pierce, C.A., Conscience in the New Testament.

    Renewal After a Time of Spiritual Dullness

    Pilcher, George William, Samuel Davies; Apostle of Dissent in Colonial Virginia, ISBN: 0870491210 9780870491214.

    *Pink, Arthur W. (1886-1952), The Doctrine of Salvation, ISBN: 0801069807.
    "A strongly Calvinistic exposition of the doctrine of soteriology, including in its treatment the practical aspects of growing in grace." -- Cyril J. Barber

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

    *Pink, Arthur W. (1886-1952), The Sovereignty of God, ISBN: 0801068649 9780801068645. A Christian classic. Available (the original, unrevised, unabridged text), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Be sure to read the original, unrevised, unabridged edition, not the Banner of Truth edition (see the Marc Carpenter article below.)
    "Present-day conditions call loudly for a new examination and new presentation of God's omnipotence, God's sufficiency, God's sovereignty. From every pulpit in the land it needs to be thundered forth that God still lives, that God still observes, that God still reigns." -- Arthur W. Pink
    "This is the best contemporary book explaining the foundations of Calvinism and God's sovereignty (as revealed in Scripture). It is like a key that, by God's grace, opens the door of understanding to some of the most blessed truths in Scripture. From the myriad of testimonies that we have heard concerning how God has used this book, we think that we can safely say that this is also the best book to pass on to those that you want to introduce to Calvinism." -- Publisher
    The Banner of Truth edition removed three chapters, "The Sovereignty of God and Reprobation," "God's Sovereignty and Human Responsibility," and "Difficulties and Objections." It also removes four appendices that "deal with the false distinction between decretive and permissive will, the foreordaining of the Fall, and treatments of John 3:16 and 1 John 2:2 to show that there is not a universal love or propitiation. . . ."
    The Sovereignty of God, by A.W. Pink
    The complete text available in either Word (.doc) format, or Rich Text Format (.rtf)
    The Banner of Truth versus Calvinism, Marc D. Carpenter, an article.

    Pinkerton, James P., What Comes Next: The end of big Government -- and the new Paradigm Ahead, ISBN: 0786861053 9780786861057.

    *Piper, John, Justin Taylor, Ben Patterson, David Powlison, and Albert Mohler, Sex and the Supremacy of Christ, ISBN: 9781433512278 1433512270.

    Piper, Otto A., Christian Ethics.

    Pollok, Robert, Tales of the Covenanters, 1894. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #22. Didactic fiction.
    "From 1824-5 he wrote his oft-reprinted TALES OF THE COVENANTERS, consisting of HELEN OF THE GLEN, RALPH GEMMELL, and THE PERSECUTED FAMILY, originally published separately and anonymously. These celebrate the Covenanting heroes and martyrs of the Killing Times." -- Needham, cited in Cameron (editor), Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, p. 662.

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

    Potts, Thomas, Discovery of Witches (in Gutenberg Project)

    *Powlison, David (1949-2019), Dr. David Powlison on Calvin's Influence for Biblical Counseling (part 1 of 2), an online video.
    "Dr. David Powlison, Adjunct Professor of Practical Theology and CCEF Counselor and Faculty Member, explains how Calvin and his insights have influenced biblical counseling."

    Powlison, David (1949-2019), Overcoming Anxiety: Relief for Worried People, ISBN: 9781934885468 1934885460.

    Powlison, David (1949-2019), Pornography: Slaying the Dragon, ISBN: 0875526772 9780875526775.

    *Powlison, David (1949-2019), Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare, ISBN: 0801071380 9780801071386.
    "Examines and critiques the distinctive ideas and practices of current 'demon deliverance' ministries. Much current thinking and practice misunderstand how Jesus fought the devil's stratagems, failing to distinguish between the devil's hand in sin and the devil's hand in suffering (Jesus' exorcisms dealt with the latter exclusively). By demonizing sin, current 'deliverance' practices misunderstand human nature, the devil, God, and the ways grace changes us. The Bible teaches ways of thinking and ministering that effectively fight the evil one, and case studies unpack the positive vision." -- David Powlison
    "In our increasingly pagan culture Christians are being engulfed by a flood of the New Age, the occult, and a fascination with demons. Into this explosive climate the deliverance ministries have burst with mega best-sellers and sensational accounts that show how we can all cast out demons.
    David Powlison challenges this movement as being more occult than it realizes. The Kingdom of God is about power and we do battle with very real enemies. But Powlison provides a strategy for a more biblical and more effective way to fight." -- Publisher
    "Powlison (Ivy League Ph.D., ex-missionary, full-time counselor), has thought deeply about his subject and he makes an unanswerable case. His critique is compassionate, balanced, and generous. Honestly, this is the most important book I have read all year." -- Reader's Comment

    Powlison, David (1949-2019), Various Audio Cassette Tapes [audio file] on Counseling Subjects in the (Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation), for example:

  • Inner Healing and Visualization, N9112s
    "Where do these subjects belong in today's biblical counseling program?"
  • Demons, Deliverance and Counselor, N9212s
    "Helping the counseled confront these problems with a Biblical approach."
  • Don't Fail to get at the Idols, N8923
  • Inner Healing and Visualization #1, N9112
  • Inner Healing and Visualization #2, N9113
  • Demons and Deliverance (part 1 of 2), N9686
  • Demons and Deliverance (part 2 of 2), N9687
  • Demons, Deliverance and Counselor #1, N9212
  • Demons, Deliverance and Counselor #2, N9219
  • Critiquing Modern Integrationists, N9228
  • Critiquing and Converting Integrationists, N9304
  • Converting Psychologied Counselees, N9325
  • Counseling and Nature of Righteousness #1, N9511
  • Counseling and Nature of Righteousness #2, N9512
  • New Trends -- Or Enduring Truth? N9911
  • Faiths' Psychology and Psychological Faiths, N9962
  • Are You Using the Bible Biblically? N0003
    National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC) Library
  • Powlison, David (1949-2019), Paul David Tripp, and Edward T. Welch, Domestic Abuse: How to Help, 18 pages, ISBN: 087552687X 9780875526874.

    *Powlison, David (1949-2019), and Christian Counseling and Educational Foundation, What is a Dysfunctional Family? 5 MP3 files [audio file].

    Pressly, John T., An Inquiry Into the Principles of Church Fellowship.

    Preston, John (1587-1628), Hovv to Mortifie Covetousnesse.

    Preston, John (1587-1628), The Saints Submission and Satans Overthrow. Or, Sermons on James 4.7 [James 4:7]. By that faithfull and reverend divine, Iohn Preston, Doctor in divinitie, Chaplaine in ordinarie to his Majestie, Master of Emmanuel Colledge, sometime preacher of Lincolnes-Inne, 1638.

    Preston, John (1587-1628), Sinnes Overthrow: or, A Godly and Learned Treatise of Mortification: Wherein is excellently handled; First, the generall doctrine of mortification: and Then particularly, how to mortifie fornication. Uncleannesse. Evill concupiscence. Inordinate affection. And covetousnesse. All being the substance of severall sermons upon Colos. 3.5 [Colossians 3:5]. Mortifie therefore your members, &c. Delivered by that late faithfull preacher, and worthie instrument of Gods glorie, John Preston, Dr. in Divinitie, chaplin in ordinarie to his Majestie, master of Emanuell Colledge in Cambridge, and sometimes preacher of Lincolns-Inne, 1635, ISSN: 00279358.
    Preston, Sinnes Overthrow: or, A Godly and Learned Treatise of Mortification . . . All Being the Substance of Severall Sermons Upon Colos. 3. 5 [Colossians 3:5]

    Preston, John (1587-1628), Thomas Goodwin, and Thomas Ball, The Doctrine of the Saints Infirmities.

    Preston, John (1587-1628), Thomas Goodwin, and Thomas Ball, Life Eternall or, A Treatise of the Knowledge of the Divine Essence and Attributes.

    *Pribble, Stephen, and The Westminster Assembly of Divines (1643-1652), Scripture Index to the Westminster Standards. Alternate title: THE COMPLETE SCRIPTURE INDEX TO THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION (1646), LARGER AND SHORTER CATECHISMS. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications and Protestant Heritage Press.
    The Complete Scripture Index to the Westminster Confession (1646), Larger and Shorter Catechisms.
    Bordwine, James, A Guide to the Westminster Standards: Confession of Faith and Larger Catechism (Unicoi, TN: (The Trinity Foundation), ISBN: 0940931303 9780940931305.
    Includes a unique, 100-page topical index to both the Confession and the Catechism.

    *Price, Greg L., Biblical Civil Government Versus the Beast; and, the Basis for Civil Resistance. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "This is the best modern testimony for the biblical principles of civil magistracy -- which were so prominent during the height of the Second Reformation -- that we have seen. Price documents the teachings of many of the major Reformers (and some of the church fathers), and in an easy reading manner simplifies what can at times become a very complex subject. This particular Reformation message, proclaiming Christ's Kingship over the nations (and the practical outworking of the same), has been buried from the view of the general public for some time now, but is once again being brought to light in this very helpful introductory book. A sobering appendix has been added (written by a friend of the covenanted Reformation), which shows why it is unlawful for a Christian to swear any oath to uphold and defend the U.S. Constitution. This appendix also compares the points of difference between classic (or historic), Reformed teaching and modern Reformed teaching regarding magistracy and religion. Special attention is given to the OPC, the PCA and the RPCNA and the changes that these groups have made to second Reformation confessional standards (concerning matters related to the civil magistrate). Statements by B.B. Warfield are also contrasted to the older Reformed views. You won't find a better easy-to-read and easy to understand introduction to this important topic -- a topic which impacts directly on every Christian's testimony for the crown rights of King Jesus!" -- Publisher
    "It is this author's contention that the modern churches have let go of this important piece of the faith [Christ's Kingship over the nations -- compiler] once for all delivered to the saints. Thereby they have delivered the church, not to kings as nursing fathers, but to the cruel civil domination of the enemies of the true religion, their sheep being taught that they must submit passively to every pretended civil authority as the ordinance of God. By this defection, these leaders of the flock have also undermined the magistracy, allowing and even encouraging wicked men to remove this blessed ordinance from its foundation in God its creator, and from its subjection to Christ His King, thereby directly opposing God's benevolent ends in instituting civil government: 'Thus have [they] made the commandment of God of none effect by [their] tradition. . . . teaching for doctrines the commandments of men' (Matthew 15:6,9). Furthermore, by their false teaching regarding civil government, they have made themselves guilty of the very sin of which we are often accused: opposing the ordinance of God. If this wasn't enough, however, consider that their sin is worse than that of the garden variety rebel, inasmuch as their opposition to God's institution is not so much practical as it is principal; and because of their position as teachers and guides of the flock of God. 'Be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. . . . For we can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth' (James 3:1; II Cor. 13:8). -- Greg Price (Biblical Civil Government Verses the Beast, p. 64)
    Glasgow, W. Melancthon, History of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in America: With Sketches of all her Ministry, Congregations, Missions, Institutions, Publications, etc.
    "Gives the history of early covenanters in America. David Steele and others left the communion sometime prior to the synod of 1841 in Utica, Ohio (p. 108). Notice 'the alleged reason that the Synod had postponed its deliverance on "voluntary associations",' and they regarded the Synod as unfaithful to its duty."
    Glasgow, W. Melancthon, History of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in America: With Sketches of all her Ministry, Congregations, Missions, Institutions, Publications, etc. and Embellished With Over Fifty Portraits and Engravings. Full text.

    *Price, Greg L., Christian Love is Intolerant (of Sin, Rev. 2 [Revelation 2]). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #8.

    *Price, Greg, Covenant Theology and its Implications. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #27 and #28.
    "An easy-to-understand introduction to the basics of Covenant Theology. Explains what Covenant Theology is, while adducing a number of practical and theological implications which must follow when this view of Scripture is adopted. Shows how Covenant Theology is (and was), foundational to all true Reformation. Refutes Dispensationalism. Includes overviews (with Scripture proofs), of the covenant of Redemption, the covenant of Works and the covenant of Grace. In short, Price proclaims the classic Reformed position on covenants (and the implications of covenant theology), as it has been declared in the best Reformed Confessions (e.g. The Westminster Confession of Faith [1646]) and in books like THE MARROW OF MODERN DIVINITY (by Fisher and Boston), THE COVENANT OF LIFE OPENED (by Samuel Rutherford), THE ARK OF THE COVENANT OPENED and THE ARK OF THE TESTAMENT OPENED by Patrick Gillespie and THE LIFE OF JUSTIFICATION OPENED (by John Brown of Wamphray). This is the best single tape sermon on Covenant Theology that we have knowledge of." -- Publisher
    Covenant Theology and its Implications a sermon by Greg Price

    Price, Greg, Covenanter Terms of Communion 1 of 19: The Word of God 1/2, MP3 files. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Price, Greg L., Foundation for Reformation: The Regulative Principle of Worship, 22 pages. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
    Foundation for Reformation: The Regulative Principle of Worship. Greg Price

    Price, Greg L., The Preface and Bibliography to the Rare Bound Photocopy: The Duty and Perpetual Obligation of Social Covenanting. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Price, Greg, Terms of Communion: The Westminster Standards, 5 MP3 files. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Explains and defends the second term of communion, which is 'That the whole doctrine of the Westminster Confession of Faith [1646], and the Catechisms, Larger and Shorter, are agreeable unto, and founded upon the Scriptures.' Price not only explains why we need creeds and confession (answering the question: Isn't the Scripture sufficient?), but he shows how everyone has a creed and how such statements of faith are actually inescapable -- for as soon as one says what he believes the Bible means, he has (by definition), put forth his creed ('credo' in Latin means 'to believe'). There is no neutrality! He also gives a summary of the WESTMINSTER STANDARDS and the history of this august assembly, demonstrating why these standards are agreeable to the word of God. After showing how faithful creeds and confessions (i.e. human testimony), have brought untold blessings to the church he gives a history of the Westminster Assembly (setting the context for the study of the STANDARDS themselves). The doctrines contained in the confessional standards are then summarized. Price also exposes and rebukes much false teaching and false practice (contrary to the STANDARDS), using the specific names associated with each heresy refuted. The following doctrines are covered: sola Scripture (refuting popery, neo-orthodoxy, liberalism and the charismatics), the Doctrine of God (refuting Unitarianism, Oneness theology [Modalism, Sabellianism], and tritheism), God's decrees and predestination (refuting Arminianism, fatalism [Islam]), Creation (refuting Evolutionism, Pantheism and New Age and Eastern mysticism), the covenant of works, Providence (against 'luck' and 'accidents'), the Fall of Man (refuting Arminianism and Pelagianism), the Covenant of Grace (refuting dispensationalism), Christ our mediator (refuting Arianism [JW's], Apollinarianism, Nestorianism, Eutychianism [which led to the transubstantiation and consubstantiation heresies], the free offer of the gospel, Effectual Calling (contra Arminianism), Justification by Faith alone through Christ alone (contra Rome and the Arminians), Sanctification and good works (condemning antinomianism and legalism), Assurance of Faith, Perseverance of the Saints, the Law of God, Christian liberty (against pretended liberty of conscience and the imposition of legalistic standards outside of the law of God), worship (against the anti-regulativists and promoters of will-worship), the Regulative Principle (condemning Arminianism in worship), the Sabbath (taking the high Scottish view), lawful oaths and vows (condemning covenant breaking [churches and nations included], perjury, etc.), the Civil Magistrate (against pluralism, false toleration, Erastianism, and for biblical establishments), marriage, the church (contra popery, prelacy and independency [all of which are forms of sectarianism]), and the resurrection and general judgement." -- Publisher
    Covenanter Terms of Communion 1 of 19: The Word of God 1/2

    *Price, Greg L., Worldwide Calvinistic Unity and Loving one Another (1 John Series 18 of 27), audio file. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #27.
    A sermon by Greg Price commenting on Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. (1 John 4:7)
    "An amazing sermon which exposes all unity which is not based on truth (e.g. in groups like Promise Keepers), as necessarily based on lies -- and as treason against King Jesus! Defends the Reformation view of visible and covenanted unity and uniformity from Scripture, and from pertinent quotes from Calvin (during first Reformation), Henderson (the Second Reformation architect of the Solemn League and Covenant), and others. Exhibits how Reformed teaching has always viewed the real schismatics (whether in the majority or minority), as those who press 'independent denominationalism' and as those who tolerate a sinful multiformity -- against the national establishment of the one true Reformed religion. Calvin and the Geneva Presbytery of his day even counseled excommunication and exile for those that would not swear to their 'covenanted uniformity' in upholding the Geneva Confession of 1536 (cf. Calvin, Covenanting and Close Communion by Reg Barrow). Moreover, Price shows how our scandalous modern multiformists (which includes the leaders of most so-called 'conservative Presbyterian' denominations today), teach and act in direct opposition to Christ's high priestly prayer in John 17, as well as the high standard of visible unity that will one day be attained worldwide (as seen in the prophetic words found in Zechariah 14:9: And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall there be one LORD, and his name one). Furthermore, the portion of this sermon dealing with loving the brethren is one of the most convicting practical sections of a contemporary sermon that we have ever heard. Such preaching is extremely humbling, calculated to exalt Christ and His truth, and to drive sinful human beings to the throne of grace -- seeking everlasting mercy and forgiveness in the only place that it can truly be found. In short, Price calls us back to our first love (individually) and to the biblical attainments of our covenanted forefathers (corporately). It is unlikely that you will find modern preaching much better than this. This sermon is also available on Cassette [audio file]." -- Publisher
    Worldwide Calvinistic Unity and Loving one Another (1997) by Greg Price (I John 4:7 [1 John 4:7], #18 of 27). [audio file]

    Puritan Divines, Puritan Sermons Before the English House of Commons (1640-1641). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #29.

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

    Quebedeaux, Richard, I Found it! The Story of Bill Bright and Campus Crusade, ISBN: 0060667273 9780060667276.

    Queensborough, Lady, and Edith Starr Miller, Occult Theocracy (1933)
    A polemic by secular authors.

    Rainy, Robert (1826-1906), and James Mackenzie, Life of William Cunningham, D.D: Principal and Professor of Theology and Church History, New College, Edinburgh, ISBN:0790557975 9780790557977. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Cunningham (1805-1861), was Principal and Professor of Theology and Church History at New College, Edinburgh, during the mid-1800's. His four volume WORKS include the magisterial two volume set HISTORICAL THEOLOGY, DISCUSSIONS ON CHURCH PRINCIPLES and THE REFORMERS AND THE THEOLOGY OF THE REFORMATION. A volume of his SERMONS is also in print. In Iain Murray's introduction to HISTORICAL THEOLOGY he points out that 'in the days of Cunningham and Bannerman, New College, Edinburgh, rose to be the finest theological college in Europe.' Furthermore, concerning Cunningham's work in the General Assembly of 1832, he writes, 'and once more a young man arose to deliver a historic speech. Like Begg he was a new-comer to the Assembly's debates, but his tall figure and mass of curly hair quickly identified him as "Cunningham of Greenock".'
    "When he sat down two hours later there was no mistaking the feeling of the Moderates. 'That's Andrew come back,' exclaimed one! Others were forced to think of young George Gillespie of the 17th century, who, having just arrived in London, in riding boots and with whip still in hand, delivered such a speech in the Westminster Assembly that his opponent, the great Selden, declared: 'This young man, by a single speech, has swept away the learning and labour of my life! . . . Those who heard Cunningham's speech that day,' write his biographers, 'speak of it with wonder to this day. Such power, wealth, and precision of language they had never heard. . . . In his first six years at Edinburgh he read and carefully classified 530 distinct volumes, not to mention pamphlets or magazines.' Cunningham's works are still much sought after today." -- Publisher

    Rashkow, Ilona N., The Impact of Medicare on the Veterans Administration Medical System, 1975.

    Reader's Digest Association, Scenic Walks of the World. Alternate title: "READER'S DIGEST SCENIC WALKS OF THE WORLD." Box set of 6 DVDs, February 12, 2008, run time: 570 minutes, ISBN: 9781594643330 1594643334.

    1. Our Dramatic Planet (c. 70 min.)
    2. Romance With Nature (c. 67 min.)
    3. Historic Pathways; The Great Wall of China (c. 120 min.)
    4. Wonders Sacred and Mysterious; Wonders of Man's Creation (c. 140 min.)
    5. Incredible Journeys, part I and II (c. 124 min.)
    6. Incredible Journeys, part III (c. 64 min.).
    "The awesome Grand Canyon. New Zealand's world-renowned National Park of Tongario. The Great Wall of China. The paths of the Incas. The rugged Appalachian Trail. Some sights are best captured on foot, and Reader's Digest takes you there. Gaze in wonder at glistening glaciers, ancient forests, pristine coasts and magnificent panoramic landscapes. Venture off the beaten path to witness sights tourists seldom see, sights you will never forget, and will want to revisit again and again." -- Publisher

    Reed, Kevin, The Canterbury Tales: An Extended Review and Commentary Based Upon The Geneva Papers. Available in LIBRARY OF PRESBYTERIAN HERITAGE PUBLICATIONS AND PROTESTANT HERITAGE PRESS CD-ROM LIBRARY.
    "Begun as an ambitious project by the versatile English courtier, diplomat, philosopher, and author Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century, THE CANTERBURY TALES follows a group of people on their pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Saint Thomas á Becket. The Prologue introduces all of the pilgrims in great detail, and through these descriptions Chaucer provides the entire spectrum of social classes and professions of his time. When the group stops at an inn and the innkeeper introduces a competition for a free dinner, the pilgrims begin telling each other stories that reflect their stations, genders, purity, corruption, humor, tragedy, cynicism, and innocence. From the noble Knight and his Squire to the spunky Wife of Bath, from the antagonistic Miller and Reeve to the Prioress, Nun, and Pardoner, Chaucer reveals for modern readers a wonderfully vivid picture of medieval life in an impressive array of literary styles that uphold his reputation as the father of English literature. This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper and includes a preface and biography of Chaucer by D. Laing Purves." -- Publisher
    The Canterbury Tales

    Reed, Kevin, "The Decline of American Presbyterianism (A Book Review of Gary North's CROSSED FINGERS: HOW THE LIBERALS CAPTURED THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH."
    Crossed Fingers: How the Liberals Captured the Presbyterian Church, by Gary North

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

    Reformed Presbytery, Reformed Presbytery's Terms of Christian and Ministerial Communion

    The Reformed Presbytery, A Testimony and Warning Against Some Prevailing Sins and Immoralities: Addressed to Christians in General
    Cry aloud, spare not; lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins. (Isaiah 58:1)
    I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel: therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me. (Ezekiel 33:7)

    Reformed Presbytery in North America "Steelite," A Statement of our Reasons for Maintaining our Separate Standing (1888)

    *Reformed Presbytery in North America "Steelite," David Steele (1803-1887), John Thorburn (1730?-1788), John Courtass (d. 1795), et al., Act, Declaration, and Testimony, for the Whole of the Covenanted Reformation, as Attained to, and Established in, Britain and Ireland; Particularly Betwixt the Years 1638 and 1649, Inclusive. As, Also, Against all the Steps of Defection From Said Reformation, Whether in Former or Later Times, Since the Overthrow of that Glorious Work, Down to This Present day (1876), (Philadelphia, PA: Printed by Rue and Jones, 1876), a new edition of the Ploughlandhead Testimony of 1761, the subordinate standard of the original "Steelite" Reformed Presbytery that was constitutes in 1840. Available (the 1850 edition only) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (the 1850 edition only) on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1.
    "And now, when time has proved that more recent Testimonies, Terms, and Covenants, have failed to preserve either unity or uniformity among those who framed them; it cannot be unseasonable to re-exhibit the original ACT, DECLARATION, AND TESTIMONY, which has been justly characterized as 'the most profoundly reasoned document ever emitted by the Reformed Presbyterian Church'." -- The Reformation Advocate Magazine, Vol. I, No. 8, December, 1875, page 267
    "Upholds the original work of the Westminster Assembly and testifies to the abiding worth and truth formulated in the Westminster family of documents. Upholds and defends the Crown Rights of King Jesus in Church and State, denouncing those who would remove the crown from Christ's head by denying His right to rule (by His law), in both the civil and ecclesiastical spheres. Testifies to the received doctrine, government, worship, and discipline of the Church of Scotland in her purest (reforming) periods. Applies God's Word to the Church's corporate attainments 'with a judicial approbation of the earnest contendings and attainments of the faithful, and a strong and pointed judicial condemnation of error and the promoters thereof.' (The Contending Witness magazine, Dec. 17/93, p. 558). Shows the church's great historical victories (such as the National and Solemn League and Covenant, leading to the Westminster Assembly), and exposes her enemies actions (e.g. the Prelacy of Laud; the Independency, sectarianism, covenant breaking and ungodly toleration set forth by the likes of Cromwell [and the Independents that conspired with him]; the Erastianism and civil sectarianism of William of Orange, etc.). It is not likely that you will find a more consistent working out of the principles of Calvinism anywhere. Deals with the most important matters relating to the individual, the family, the church and the state. Sets forth a faithful historical testimony of God's dealings with men during some of the most important days of church history. A basic text that should be mastered by all Christians." -- Publisher
    Act, Declaration, and Testimony (1876)
    Act, Declaration and Testimony, 1761 (edition of 1876)
    "Compared with the 1777 edition, Philadelphia. We hereby certify that this is a true edition of the ORIGINAL JUDICIAL TESTIMONY, emitted by the Reformed Presbytery at Ploughlandhead, Scotland, 1761; together with the Supplements adopted by the Reformed Presbytery at this date, June 2d, 1876. [Signed -- compiler] David Steele, James Campbell, Robert Clyde, Robert Alexander, Committee.

    Reformed Presbyterian Church (Scotland), A Short Account of the Old Presbyterian Dissenters, Under the Inspection of the Reformed Presbyteries of Scotland, Ireland, and North America: Comprehending Also an Abstract of Their Principles.
    A Short Account of the Old Presbyterian Dissenters, Section I: The Several Names, by Which the old Dissenters Have Been Known and Distinguished

    Reformed Presbytery of North America "Steelite," Act, Declaration, and Testimony: For the Whole of our Covenanted Reformation as Attained to and Established in Britain and Ireland, Particularly Betwixt the Years l638 and l649 Inclusive, as Also Against all the Steps of Defection From Said Reformation (1876)
    Act, Declaration, and Testimony for the Whole of our Covenanted Reformation (1876, Reformed Presbytery of North America "Steelite")
    The Project Gutenberg text was prepared by members of The Reformed Presbytery in North America (RPNA) using the Reformed Presbytery (America) [of North America "Steelite"], text of the 1876 edition.
    Reformed Presbytery, "Steelite" (David Steele [1803-1887], James Campbell, Thomas Sproull, James Fulton), A Short Vindication of our Covenanted Reformation, Reformed Presbytery

    *Reformed Presbytery (Scotland), Thorburn, John, 1730?-1788, Courtass, John, d. 1795, et al, Act, Declaration, & Testimony for the Whole of our Covenanted Reformation, as Attained to, and Established in Britain and Ireland; Particularly Betwixt the Years 1638 and 1649, Inclusive (Hard Press, November 3, 2006), ISBN: 1406909106.
    Reformed Presbytery, Act Declaration and Testimony: for the Whole of our Covenanted Reformation as Attained to and Established in Britain and Ireland; Particularly Betwixt the Years 1638 and 1649 Inclusive (IndyPublish, March 12, 2007).
    Reformed Presbytery, Act Declaration and Testimony: for the Whole of our Covenanted Reformation as Attained to and Established in Britain and Ireland; Particularly Betwixt the Years 1638 and 1649 Inclusive (BiblioBazaar, June 2, 2007).

    Reid, H.M.B. (Henry Martyn Beckwith), The Kirk Above Dee Water, 1895. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    " 'This little book (128 pages) . . . embodies a few scattered notices of the Balmaghie Church since the year 1615 . . . The dominating figure in the following pages is, of course, the great Macmillan' (Preface). Here 'they went to hear the word of God properly preached' in the Kirk of the Hill Folk, which had never fyled its hands with 'an Erastian Establishment!' (Introduction). An interesting look at a Covenanter congregation." -- Publisher

    Reid, John, Truth no Enemy to Peace. Animadversions on the Rev. Mr. Fletcher's Defence of his Scripture-loyalist, 1799. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #25.

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

    Reisinger, Ernest, "What Should we Think of Evangelism and Calvinism?" The Founder's Journal, Issue 19/20, Winter/Spring 1995.

    Renwick, James (1662-1688), Antipas, or, The Dying Testimony of Mr. James Renwick, Minister of the Gospel, who Suffered at the Grass-market of Edinburgh, Feb. 17, 1688: His Sentence was Founded on These Following Heads: 1. Because he could not own James the VII, to be his lawful soverain, 2. Because he taught the unlawfulness of paying the cess expresly [sic] exacted for supressing of the faithful and free-preaching of the Gospel, 3. Because he taught, that it was the people's duty, to carry arms at the preaching of the Gospel (when it was persecuted), for defending of themselves, and resisting of unjust violence, 1688. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Renwick, James (1662-1688), Form for the Admission of Elders

    *Renwick, James (1662-1688), Man's Greatest Concernment Movingly Press'd his Chiefest Happiness Plainly Opened, his Many Hinderances and Intanglements Discovered and Removed, the Indispensable and Absolute Need he Hath of a Saviour, and the Fulness of Christ Considered, the great length a man may come and yet be void of saving grace, together with the clear marks and evidences of a saving interest in Christ, motives pressing to self examination, with many excellent Christian directions / held forth in a letter written by that worthy man of God, that highly honoured witness, minister, and martyr to Jesus Christ, Mr. James Renwick, to two gentlewomen, August 13, 1687.
    Found in MacMillan, John (d. 1808), and James Renwick (1662-1688), A Collection of Letters, Consisting of Ninety-three: Sixty-one of Which Wrote by the Rev. Mr. James Renwick; The remainder, by the Rev. Messrs. John Livingston, John Brown, John King, Donald Cargil, Richard Cameron, Alex. Peden, and Alex. Shields. Also a few by Mr. Michael Shields, at the direction of the general correspondence: From the years 1663 to 1689 inclusive. Containing many remarkable occurrences hitherto unknown in that period. Wherein is discovered the true state of the Cause and Testimony at that time (1764)

    *Renwick, James (1662-1688), The Right of Dissent From an Immoral Civil Government. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #18, #26.
    "Maintains the hard-core covenanter position, the great principle of dissent and separation from immoral civil governments. Argues that mere existence does not qualify a civil government as the ordinance of God. (Romans 13:2). Answers common objections to this position, including how Joseph, Nehemiah and Daniel could hold office under immoral civil governments. Renwick was a hunted Covenanter minister, who was martyred (at 26 years of age), for his uncompromising defense of the work of covenanted reformation. Willson's book, CIVIL GOVERNMENT and Samuel B. Wylie's softcover book TWO SONS OF OIL: OR, THE FAITHFUL WITNESS FOR MAGISTRACY AND MINISTRY UPON A SCRIPTURAL BASIS, both give much lengthier defenses of this position." -- Publisher

    Renwick, James (1662-1688), The Saint's Duty in Evil Times: In two Sermons Preached From Isaiah xxvi.20 [Isaiah 26:20], 1745. Available (in A CHOICE COLLECTION OF VERY VALUABLE PREFACES, LECTURES AND SERMONS) on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Renwick, James (1662-1688), Select Works of Renwick, at True Covenanter

    Renwick, James (1662-1688), Thomas Houston, Spiritual Support and Consolation in Difficult Times.

    Ridenour, Fritz, So What's the Difference? ISBN: 0830707212 9780830707218.
    "A very helpful and handy guide to the real points of difference between Biblical Protestantism and Roman Catholicism, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Unitarianism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Christian Science, and Mormonism." -- GCB "With more than 800,000 copies in print since it was first published in 1967, SO WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? now appears in this updated and enlarged edition.
    "Fritz Ridenour is one of America's best-selling authors. He has written more than a dozen books which have sold millions of copies. He has written this book for adults as well as for youth to answer their questions about Christianity." -- Publisher

    *Ridderbos, Herman N., The Coming of the Kingdom, ISBN: 0875524087.
    "A thorough treatment of the teaching pertaining to the Kingdom. Amillennial." -- Cyril J. Barber

    *Ridgeley, Thomas, and John Wilson (editor), Commentary on the Larger Catechism, 1731, ISBN: 0921148305 9780921148302. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Originally entitled: A BODY OF DIVINITY: WHEREIN THE DOCTRINES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION ARE EXPLAINED AND DEFENDED. BEING THE SUBSTANCE OF SEVERAL LECTURES ON THE ASSEMBLY'S LARGER CATECHISM, we have re-titled it to better reflect its contents for contemporary readers. Consisting of over 1300 pages, this massive and extensive two-volume commentary on the WESTMINSTER LARGER CATECHISM is unrivaled in scope or extensiveness. Ridgeley himself notes, in 'The Author's Preface' (p. ix), 'The work is large, but the vast variety of subjects will render it more tolerable. . . . especially since it is rather designed to be read in families than committed to memory . . .' The editor of this edition, John Wilson, pronounces Ridgeley's work as 'the best book of its class,' stating, 'no book in the English language, or, so far as I know, in any other, will serve so efficiently the purposes of a daily companion to a reflecting Christian in his inquiries into Divine truth, or a guide to a candidate for the Christian ministry in introducing him to his theological studies (p. xi). 'In 1731 appeared the first edition of Mr. Ridgeley's great work -- that in connection with which chiefly his name lives in history, and whose influence, as an instrument of good, will probably render him celebrated and useful for generations to come . . .(p. xxii).' Moreover he continues, 'a taste, however, for the racy and substantial theological writings of the days of Britain's moral giants has of late revived; and it will scarcely fail to adopt, as one of the richest dishes of its multifarious banquet for the intellect and the soul, Dr. Ridgeley's Body of Divinity (p. xxi).'
    "Additionally, Wilson concludes his 'Life of the Author' with these words, 'His method of reasoning he has adapted to the capacities of those who are unacquainted with the abstruse terms made use of by metaphysicians and schoolmen, and when introduced into subjects of theology, have a tendency rather to perplex than to improve the mind. His scheme of divinity is evidently Calvinistic; but; then, he has explained his subjects with so much moderation and latitude, as to obviate many of the objections raised against the system of doctrines that passes under that name. Upon the whole, it is probable that the English language does not furnish a work of this nature that, for perspicuity of language, extent of research, accuracy of judgment, and judicious description of the numerous subjects that fall under examination, any way equals this work of Dr. Ridgeley . . . he was accounted one of the most considerable divines of his age' (emphasis added, p. xxiii)." -- Publisher
    Ridgley, Thomas (1667?-1734), and John M. Wilson, A Body of Divinity: Wherein the Doctrines of the Christian Religion are Explained and Defended: Being the Substance of Several Lectures on the Assembly's Larger Catechism (1855), vol. 1 of 2.
    Ridgley, A Body of Divinity: Wherein the Doctrines of the Christian Religion are Explained and Defended, vol. 2 of 2.
    Westminster Larger Catechism With Proof Texts

    Ritchiem William, William Porteous, Robert Smith Candlish, and John Robertson, The Organ Question; Statements by Dr. Ritchie and Dr. Porteous, for and Against the use of the Organ in Public Worship, in the Proceedings of the Presbytery of Glasgow, 1807-8, with an Introductory notice by Robert S. Candlish . . . to which is annexed a Memorial to the Presbytery of Toronto, in connection with the Church of Scotland, on the same subject.
    Robertson, The Organ Question

    Robb, G.M., Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, and Covenanter Young People's Union, Covenant Recollections, 1959.

    Robb, William M., Sins Among Christians That Hinder Revival: A Sermon Preached in Geneva College, Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, April 2, 1924, 1960.

    Robbins, John W. (1949-2008), Forgotten Principles of the Reformation John W. Robbins
    "These also are principles of the Reformation, largely forgotten among those who call themselves Reformed. We ought to remember and defend the solas, [Sola Scriptura, Sola Gratia, Sola Fide, Solus Christus, Soli Deo Gloria-- compiler] but we ought also to remember and defend the equally Biblical principles of logical consistency, Scripture alone, the right of private judgment, and separation of church and state."

    *Robbins, John W. (1949-2008), Rebuilding American Freedom in the Twenty-first Century (Unicoi, TN: The Trinity Review, Number 281, January - February 2009).
    "This article was originally written in 1996. It was first published in 2006 in FREEDOM AND CAPITALISM: ESSAYS ON CHRISTIAN POLITICS AND ECONOMICS by John W. Robbins.
    "By almost any measure, by virtually any criterion one selects, our fathers were freer and more civilized than we are, and their fathers had been freer and more civilized than they were."

    *Roberts, William Louis (1798-1864), The Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, ISBN: 0524065543 9780524065549. A Christian classic. Considered to be among the ten greatest books in the English language. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available from ATLA 1991-2638.
    A magnificent catechism that sets forth the Crown Rights of The King of Glory and Lord of Lords. It also presents incontrovertible evidence that the United States Constitution is not a Christian document, and that it is, in fact, a slavery document.
    "A manual of instruction, drawing from such notable authors as William Symington and J.R. Willson, presenting 'arguments and facts confirming and illustrating the 'Distinctive Principles' of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Chapters deal with: 'Christ's Mediatorial Dominion in General;' Christ's Exclusive Headship Over the Church;' 'The Supreme and Ultimate Authority of the Word of God in the Church;' Civil Government, the Moral Ordinance of God;' Christ's Headship Over the Nations;' 'The Subjection of the Nations to God and to Christ;' The Word, or Revealed Will of God, the Supreme Law in the State;' 'The Duty of Nations, in Their National Capacity, to Acknowledge and Support the True Religion:' 'The Spiritual Independence of the Church of Christ:' 'The Right and Duty of Dissent From an Immoral Constitution of Civil Government;' 'The Duty of Covenanting, and the Permanent Obligations of Religious Covenants;' 'The Application of These Principles to the Governments, Where Reformed Presbyterians Reside, in the Form of a Practical Testimony;' and finally 'Application of the Testimony to the British Empire. . . '." -- Publisher
    Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, William L. Roberts D.D.
    On the Mediatorial Dominion of The Lord Jesus Christ, excerpted from THE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CATECHISM.
    The Exclusive Headship of The Lord Jesus Christ Over the Church of God, excerpted from THE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CATECHISM.
    Civil Government the Moral Ordinance of God, excerpted from THE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CATECHISM.
    On Christ's Headship Over the Nations, excerpted from THE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CATECHISM.
    The Subjection of the Nations to God and to Christ, excerpted from THE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CATECHISM.

    Roberts, William L., D.D. (1798-1864), Submission to "the Powers That be" Scripturally Illustrated: A Discourse in Three Parts, 1828. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #26.

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

    Robertson, James Patrick Bannerman, Right Hon. Lord President of the Court of Session, The Duty of Educated Intellect to the State. An address, 1895.

    Robertson, O. Palmer, The Christ of the Covenants, ISBN: 0875524184 9780875524184.
    "This book treats the various covenants of the Old Testament from an exegetical and Biblical-theological perspective. The richness of a covenant approach to the understanding of the Bible is presented, along with interaction with other viewpoints. The various covenant themes are tied together with a focus on Jesus." -- GCB
    Trinity Foundation, The Christ of the Covenants by O. Palmer Robertson, a review
    "The dominion mandate does not give man the authority to exercise dominion over his fellow man. Jesus makes this very clear in Matthew 20:25-28. Man is only a vice-gerent, and his dominion must always be viewed in light of Scripture. Scripture, being God's Word, is the authority by which the various God ordained institutions are to be governed: family (Genesis 2:18-25; Ephesians 5:22-33), church (Matthew 16:13-20; 1 Timothy 3:1-13; Titus 1:5-9); civil magistrate (Romans 13:1-7; 1 Peter 2:13-17); and the employer-employee relationship (Ephesians 6:5-9; Colossians 3:22-4:1). Each institution is different in function, but not in the source of authority. All are to be ordered by God's Word (2 Timothy 3:16, 17)."

    Robinson, Hastings (editor), Original Letters Relative to the English Reformation Written During the Reigns of King Henry VIII., King Edward VI., and Queen Mary: Chiefly From the Archives of Zurich, 1846-47, 2 volumes. Alternate title: THE ZURICH LETTERS, OR THE CORRESPONDENCE OF SEVERAL ENGLISH BISHOPS AND OTHERS, WITH SOME OF THE HELVETIAN REFORMERS, DURING THE REIGN OF QUEEN ELIZABETH, ISBN: 155635049X 9781556350498. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The greater part of these letters are now printed for the first time: they will be found to contain many details of interest, relative to various proceedings of that period, and occasionally to give much information respecting the customs and manners of the times, as well as the private history of the writers and other individuals to whom they refer. Bucer, Melancthon, Calvin, Cranmer, Edward VI., Lady Jane Grey, Hooper, Ponet, Bullinger, Foxe, Goodman and a host of others either penned or received these letters. These letters where 'translated from authenticated copies of the autographs'.
    "Taken chiefly from the Archives of Zurich, these letters have been translated from authenticated copies of the autographs for the Parker Society. The Parker Society was 'instituted for the publication of the works of the fathers and early writers of the Reformed English Church.' The editor notes that he 'refrains from any remarks upon the various topics treated in these letters; it being his desire, and the object of the Society, that the respective writers should speak for themselves.' Notes are added, however, 'for the purpose of throwing additional light upon the facts and circumstances recorded in the correspondence.' Calvin, Beza, Bullinger, Martyr, Farell, Zanchius, Coverdale, Queen Elizabeth and a host of others either penned or received these letters. Contains an extensive index and table of contents." -- Publisher

    Robinson, John, Proofs of a Conspiracy Against all the Religions and Governments of Europe, Carried on in the Secret Meetings of Free Masons, Illuminati, and Reading Societies, ISBN: 0882791214 9780882791210. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #18.
    "Utilizing original documents from the Order of the Illuminati, John Robinson describes in detail this secret group, whose select members became part of conspiracy to enslave all people in Europe and America. Originally published in 1798, this book is a definitive work of its time on conspiracy." -- American Opinion Books
    "Collected from good authorities, by John Robison, A.M. professor of natural philosophy, and secretary to the Royal Society of Edinburgh."

    Robinson, Marianne, Home, didactic fiction, ISBN: 9781410407429 141040742X.
    "HOME by Marianne Robinson reworks the story she told in the novel GILEAD from another character's perspective. GILEAD was written in the form of a journal narrated by Reverend John Ames, a minister in the small Iowa town of Gilead in the 1950's. Reverend Ames, older with a weak heart, reflects on his life, the tumultuous relationship between his father and grandfather during the years preceding the Civil War, and most poignantly, on the unexpected blessings of a young and loving wife and son late in life. The tension in Gilead comes in the character of Jack Boughton, the wayward and difficult son of John Ames's friend since boyhood, Reverend Robert Boughton. Home tells the story of Jack Boughton from the viewpoint of Glory, Reverend Boughton's youngest daughter. Glory, after leaving home and teaching for many years, has returned home to Gilead to care for her elderly father. Jack, after a twenty years' absence, has also finally returned home. The story now centers on Reverend Boughton's household. Jack though once gifted, charming, and well loved has lived a life separate and alone from family and larger society. Jack is rueful, secretive, and alcoholic. His prodigal return and expected sudden departure to a family that love him with a fierce tenderness form the narrative of the story. In the end, as in life, much remains unanswered, unclear, and unresolved. GILEAD focused on appreciating God's blessings. HOME focused on finding peace when failure and disappointment result despite our prayers. For both GILEAD and HOME, Marianne Robinson's prose and insight continue to be remarkable." -- Publisher

    Rogers, Jack Bartlett, Scripture in the Westminster Confession: A Problem of Historical Interpretation for American Presbyterianism, 1967.

    Rogers, John, A Discourse of the Visible and Invisible Church of Christ: In Which it is Shewn, That the Powers Claim'd by the Officers of the Visible Church are not . . . Rights and Liberties of Christians, ISBN: 1151631167 9781151631169.


    Romaine, William (1714-1795), Essay on Psalmody, 1880. Available (MP3 files) on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Rose, Tom, Economics: Principles and Policy From a Christian Perspective, ISBN: 0915134225 9780915134229.
    "This book covers the nature of economics and the nature of man, the Bible and economics, basic economics, the distribution and market system, and more. Here is a good place to start for a proper understanding of money. Could easily be used as a textbook." -- GCB

    Ross, Robert Gaylon, Sr. Who's who of the Elite: Members of the Bilderbergs, Council on Foreign Relations, and Trilateral Commission, ISBN: 0964988801 9780964988804.
    "The Jan., 2000 revision brings an all-new source of information about the international banking cabal that is dominating the entire world, both politically and economically. Every page is new and improved over the 1996 edition, which was very good, as well." -- Robert Gaylon Ross, Sr.

    *Rost, Peter, The Whistleblower: Confessions of a Healthcare Hitman, ISBN: 193336839X 9781933368399.
    "A number of books critical of the pharmaceutical industry have recently been published, but none has been an exposé written by a senior executive of one of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies. THE WHISTLEBLOWER is at once an unmasking of how corporations take care of malcontents and a gripping story of one man's fight to maintain his family and his sanity. Starting in 2003, the book details the illegal, even criminal business practices the author witnessed at his corporation, as well as his crusade to legalize the reimportation of drugs. It also explains how in this post-Enron world whistle-blowers can't simply be fired, and what the author's corporation did to coerce and silence him. A story of a battle that continues today, one which any American who takes or will take prescription drugs has a stake in, THE WHISTLEBLOWER is a powerful testimony." -- Publisher
    "Rost's book is about more than just himself. Much of the latter half, in fact, has nothing to do with Rost's battle with Pfizer, but is rather a litany of recent drug company corruption, and Rost argues convincingly that the FDA and America's major medical journals have been co-opted by the industry. When he moves on to examine the American economy at large, where he lays out some eye-opening statistics comparing skyrocketing CEO salaries with the static ones of American workers, we realize Rost has reached his destination.
    "Ultimately, THE WHISTLEBLOWER is an impassioned jeremiad against corporate greed, with Rost our inside man. The book's overriding theme is that the American political system is in danger of degenerating into a plutocracy [government by the wealthy -- compiler] (or 'kleptocracy,' as he dubs it) -- if it hasn't already. 'The American democracy has been stolen by our new class of robber barons -- the CEOs of our largest corporations,' he writes." -- Jake Whitney, in the article "Lone Wolf Takes on the Pharma Pack" in The Progressive Populist October 21, 2006
    "Question Authority," Dr. Peter Rost daily blog
    Rost's blog entries suggest that the general goals, managements techniques, relationships, ways of dealing with opposition, overall results of operations, and so forth, of the drug industry are analogous to organized crime worldwide.

    Roszak, Theodore, Mary E. Gomes, and Allen D, Kanner, Ecopsychology: Restoring the Earth, Healing the Mind, ISBN: 0871564068 9780871564061.

    *Rushdoony, Rousas John (1916-2001), The Biblical Philosophy of History, 148 pages. Available through Exodus Books.
    "For the orthodox Christian who grounds his philosophy of history on the doctrine of creation, the mainspring of history is God. Time rests on the foundation of eternity, on the eternal decree of God. Time and history therefore have meaning because they were created in terms of God's perfect and totally comprehensive plan. The humanist faces a meaningless world in which he must strive to create and establish meaning. The Christian accepts a world which is totally meaningful and in which every event moves in terms of God's purpose; he submits to God's meaning and finds his life therein. This is an excellent introduction to Rushdoony. Once the reader sees Rushdoony's emphasis on God's sovereignty over all of time and creation, he will understand his application of this presupposition in various spheres of life and thought." -- Publisher

    *Rushdoony, Rousas J. (1916-2001), Salvation and Godly Rule, ISBN: 999144789X. Available through Exodus Books.
    "The Christian is commissioned to bring all things into captivity to Christ. Godly rule in our personal, family, social, vocation, political, and economic life is a consequence of salvation. Includes 72 short chapters, over 500 pages." -- GCB

    *Rushdoony, R.J. (1916-2001), This Independent Republic: Studies in the Nature and Meaning of American History. Available through Exodus Books.
    "First published in 1964 and out of print for many years, this series of essays gives important insight into American history by one who could trace American development in terms of the Christian ideas which gave it direction.
    "These essays will greatly alter your understanding of, and appreciation for, American history. Topics discussed include: The legal issues behind the War of Independence; Sovereignty as a theological tenet foreign to colonial political thought and the Constitution; The desire for land as a consequence of the belief in 'inheriting the land' as a future blessing, not an immediate economic asset; Federalism's localism as an inheritance of feudalism; The local control of property as a guarantee of liberty; Why federal elections were long considered of less importance than local politics; How early American ideas attributed to democratic thought were based on religious ideals of communion and community; and The absurdity of a mathematical concept of equality being applied to people. With index." -- Publisher

    *Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), The Divine Right of Church Government and Excommunication: A Peaceable Dispute for the Perfection of the Holy Scripture in Point of Ceremonies and Church Government in Which the Removal of the Service Book is Justified. . . facsimile, 1646, also contains: "Scandal and Christian Libertie." Alternate title: JUS DIVINUM REGIMINIS ECCLESIASTICI. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #9 and #24.
    "Over 750 pages which Walker says 'contains the amplest exposition and vindication of our old ecclesiastical principles.' Rutherford here gives a classic defense of Presbyterianism, touching on both church government and 'the due and just power of the Magistrate in matters of Religion.' Regarding worship, he touches on imagery, idolatry, things indifferent, ceremonies and will worship. Sherman Isbell describes this book as follows: 'Rutherford asserts that there is delineated in the NT a form of Church government by elders and Presbyteries which is of permanent obligation; more-over, that discipline and suspension from the sacraments are vested with church officers rather than with the Christian civil magistrate. The book also expounds the Westminster Assembly's principle that the mode of acceptable worship is regulated by the will of Christ as king speaking in the Scriptures; the Church is not at liberty to alter or invent anything in worship or government which goes beyond the pattern in God's Word. Rutherford's writings during the London years provide a significant commentary on the theology of the Westminster Confession and Catechisms.' (Dictionary of Scottish Church History and Theology, pp. 735-36). An exceedingly rare gem by this celebrated Presbyterian divine and Scottish commissioner to the famous Westminster Assembly." -- Publisher

    "Almost 800 pages long, Rutherford here deals with church membership, separation from the visible church, the civil magistrate and religion, communion among churches, the errors of the independents (specifically in New England), and much more. This could be considered the LEX, REX of church government -- another exceedingly rare masterpiece of Presbyterianism! Characterized by Walker as sweeping 'over a wider field than most. Most essential points which Gillespie has barely touched, Rutherford carefully considers; as, for instance, the nature of the visible church as such, and its constituent elements. Even in the Erastian controversy he is a necessary supplement to his great contemporary. It is something to me altogether amazing, the mass of thinking about Church questions you have in those writings.' Bannerman, in his CHURCH OF CHRIST calls this a 'very learned and elaborate treatise.' Here is a sample of Mr. Rutherford's writing: 'A private subtraction and separation from the Ministry of a known wolf and seducer, . . . this the Law of nature will warrant . . . as Parker saith from Saravia, 'it is lawful to use that blameless and just defence, if the bad church-guide cannot be deposed.' So the son may save himself by a just defence in fleeing from his mad father, or his distracted friend coming to kill him. Now this defence is not an authoritative act, nor a judicial act of authority, but a natural act that is common to any private person, yea to all without the true Church as well as within to take that care in extreme necessity, for the safety of their souls, that they would do for the safety of their bodies' (1642), cited in The Original Covenanter and Contending Witness magazine." -- Publisher
    Brutus, Junius, The Covenant Between God and Kings, from A DEFENSE OF LIBERTY

    Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), The Excellence and Worth of the Gospel, 1640, ISBN: 1573581011 9781573581011. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10.
    "This sermon is read by elder Lyndon Dohms (1998) and taken from the book QUAINT SERMONS OF SAMUEL RUTHERFORD. It proclaims the power of the gospel for pulling down all strongholds raised against it. It exhibits God's sovereignty while blasting the Arminian heresy and toppling its vaunted idol of 'free will.' It demonstrates how the gospel is a love letter from God to His elect and how the Lord's arrows always hit their mark (particular redemption, irresistible grace, etc.). Rutherford also delineates the marks by which one can be assured that a work of grace has been begun in the heart by God. Hypocrisy is also exposed in the most pointed manner. The place of the law and the gospel in salvation are given. True repentance is contrasted with false repentance, as is true assurance with false assurance, plus much more. A very practical sermon from one of the greatest preachers and theologians of all time, exhibiting why Rutherford is considered a protesting Covenanter of the first rank.

    *Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), A Free Disputation Against Pretended Liberty of Conscience: Tending to Resolve Doubts Moved by Mr. John Goodwin, John Baptist, Dr. Jer. Taylor, the Belgick Arminians, Socinians, and Other Authors, 1649. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #9, #25, and #26.
    "Rutherford's FREE DISPUTATION, though scarce, is still one of his most important works with maybe only a few copies of the actual book left in existence. Though Rutherford is affectionately remembered in our day for his LETTERS, or for laying the foundations of constitutional government (against the divine right of kings), in his unsurpassed LEX, REX his FREE DISPUTATION should not be overlooked for it contains the same searing insights as LEX, REX. In fact, this book should probably be known as Rutherford's 'politically incorrect' companion volume to LEX, REX. A sort of sequel aimed at driving pluralists and antinomians insane. Written against 'the Belgick Arminians, Socinians, and other Authors contending for lawless liberty, or licentious Tolerations of Sects and Heresies,' Rutherford explains the undiluted Biblical solution to moral relativism, especially as it is expressed in ecclesiastical and civil pluralism! (Corporate pluralism being a violation of the first commandment and an affront to the holy God of Scripture). He also deals with conscience, toleration, penology (punishment), and the judicial laws, as related to both the civil and ecclesiastical realms. Excellent sections are also included which address questions related to determining the fundamentals of religion, how covenants bind us, the perpetual obligation of social covenants (with direct application to the Solemn League and Covenant and the covenant-breaking of Cromwell and his sectarian supporters), whether the punishing of seducing teachers be persecution of conscience, and much more. Walker adds these comments and context regarding Rutherford's FREE DISPUTATION, 'The principle of toleration was beginning to be broached in England, and in a modified shape to find acceptance there. Samuel Rutherford was alarmed, or rather, I should say, he was horrified, for he neither feared the face of man or argument. He rushed to the rescue of the good old view . . . It is not so easy to find a theoretical ground for toleration; and Rutherford has many plausible things to say against it. With the most perfect confidence, he argues that it is alike against Scripture and common sense that you should have two religions side by side. It is outrageous ecclesiastically, it is sinful civilly. He does not, however, take what I call the essentially persecuting ground. He does not hold that the magistrate is to punish religion as religion. Nay, he strongly maintains that the civil magistrate never aims at the conscience. The magistrate, he urges, does not send anyone, whether a heretic (who is a soul murderer -- RB), or a murderer, to the scaffold with the idea of producing conversion or other spiritual result, but to strengthen the foundations of civil order. But if he gives so much power to the king, he is no lover of despotism withal: the king himself must be under law. To vindicate this great doctrine is the object of another book, the celebrated LEX, REX; of which it has been said by one competent to judge, that it first clearly developed the constitutionalism which all men now accept.' (Theology and Theologians . . . pp. 11-12). In our day Francis Schaeffer, and numerous others, have critiqued many of the problems found in modern society, but most have spent little time developing explicitly Biblical solutions especially regarding the theoretical foundations that Rutherford addresses here. Rutherford's FREE DISPUTATION provides a detailed blueprint for laying the foundations that must be laid before any lasting, God-honoring solutions will be found. Furthermore, Rutherford and his writings were the enemies of all governments not covenanted with Christ. This book will give you a very clear picture as to why 'the beast' (civil and ecclesiastical), has reserved his special hatred for such teaching. As Samuel Wylie noted 'the dispute, then, will not turn upon the point whether religion should be civilly established . . . but it is concerning what religion ought to be civilly established and protected, -- whether the religion of Jesus alone should be countenanced by civil authority, or every blasphemous, heretical, and idolatrous abomination which the subtle malignity of the old serpent and a heart deceitful above all things and desperately wicked, can frame and devise, should be put on an equal footing therewith." -- The two Sons of oil; or, The Faithful Witness for Magistracy and Ministry Upon a Scriptural Basis. Can our generation swallow Rutherford's hard, anti-pluralistic, Covenanter medicine, poured forth from the bottle of the first commandment, without choking on their carnal dreams of a free and righteous society divorced from God (and His absolute claims upon everyone and everything)? Not without the enabling power of the Holy Spirit -- that is for sure! In summary, this book answers all the hardest questions theonomists (and their wisest and best opponents), have been asking for the last 20-30 years (and these answers are much more in depth than any we have seen in the last couple of millennia. [less about a century to account for the apostles]). As the reader will discover, Rutherford was a wealthy man when it came to wisdom (and much advanced theologically), and those who take the time to gaze into the King's treasure house, as exhibited in this book, will find that they are greatly rewarded. Furthermore, because of its uncompromising stand upon the Word of God, this book is sure to be unpopular among a wicked and adulterous generation. However, on the other hand, it is sure to be popular among the covenanted servants of King Jesus! This is one of the best books (in the top five anyway), for advanced study of the Christian faith. We have now obtained an easy-to-read, amazingly clear copy of this very rare, old treasure. Great price too, considering that a copy of the 1649 edition, containing this quality of print, would likely cost upwards of $1000 on the rare book market -- though it is unlikely you would ever see a copy for sale!" -- Publisher
    A Brotherly and Free Epistle to the Patrons and Friends of Pretended Liberty of Conscience, Samuel Rutherford
    Chapter 21 From Samuel Rutherford's 1649 Edition of A Free Disputation Against Pretended Liberty of Conscience being Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), Of the Samaritans, and of the Non Compelling of Heathens; How the Covenant Bindeth us
    Brutus, Junius, The Covenant Between God and Kings, from A DEFENSE OF LIBERTY

    *Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), Influences of the Life of Grace. Or, A Practical Treatise Concerning the way, Manner, and Means of Having and Improving of Spiritual Dispositions, and Quickening Influences From Christ the Resurrection and the Life. By Samuel Rutherfurd (sic), Professor of Divinity in the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #9 and 21.

    Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), Quaint Sermons of Samuel Rutherford Hitherto Unpublished. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10, 29.
    "As Andrew Bonar notes in his preface to this book, 'Samuel Rutherford never fails to set Christ on high, for truly he had a thirst no earthly stream could satisfy -- A hunger that must feed on Christ, or die.' These sermons, in setting forth the splendor of Christ as revealed in His Word, will continue to offer much comfort and consolation to contemporary Christians. Of the sermons that make up this volume some titles include, 'The Spouse's Longing for Christ' (Song of Solomon 5:3-6), 'Fear not, Thou Worm Jacob' (Isa. 41:14-16 [Isaiah 41:14-16]), 'The Worth and Excellence of the Gospel' (2 Cor. 10:4-5 [2 Corinthians 10:4-5]), and 'The Forlorn Son -- The Fathers Expressed Welcome' (Luke 15:22-23) -- along with fourteen others." -- Publisher

    Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), and James A. Dickson (preface and editor), Rutherford's Catechism Containing the Sum of Christian Religion, ISBN: 0951148435 9780951148433. Alternate title: Catechisms of the Second Reformation (1886). Available (CATECHISMS OF THE SECOND REFORMATION) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available (CATECHISMS OF THE SECOND REFORMATION) on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10.

    Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), A Sermon on Exod. 3:2 [Exodus 3:2], 1643. Alternate title: A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF COMMONS, AT THEIR LAST SOLEMNE FAST, WEDNESDAY, JANUAR. 31. 1643.

    Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), A Sermon, Preached to the Honourable House of Commons, at Their Last Solemn Fast, in the Year of God. 1644. By Samuel Rutherfurd (sic).

    Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), A Survey of the Spiritual Antichrist: Opening the Secrets of Familisme and Antinomianisme in the Anti-Christian Doctrine of John Saltmarsh, and Will. Del, the Present Preachers of the Army now in England, and of Robert Town, Tob. Crisp, H. Denne, Eaton, and Others. In which is revealed the rise and spring of Antinomians, Familists, Libertines, Swenckfeldians, Enthysiasts, &c. The minde of Luther, a most professed opposer of Antinomians, is cleared, and diverse considerable points of the law and the Gospel, of the spirit and letter, of the two covenants, of the nature of free grace, exercise under temptations, mortification, justification, sanctification, are discovered. In two parts, 1648. Also contains Rutherford's A BROTHERLY AND FREE EPISTLE TO THE PATRONS AND FRIENDS OF PRETENDED LIBERTY OF CONSCIENCE. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10, #20.
    Samuel Rutherfurd's (sic) Preface to his Survey of Spirituall Antichrist. A Brotherly and Free Epistle to the Patrons and Friends of Pretended Liberty of Conscience.

    *Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), A Testimony Left by Mr. Rutherfoord (sic) to the Work of Reformation, in Britain and Ireland, Before his Death, With Some of his Last Words. February the last, 1661. To Which is Added a Testimony of one of the Ministers of the Church of Scotland, Against the Oath of Abjuration, a little before it was taken, 1719. Alternate title: MR. (SAMUEL) RUTHERFORD'S TESTIMONY TO THE COVENANTED WORK OF REFORMATION (FROM 1638 TO 1649), IN BRITAIN AND IRELAND. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10.
    "This is Rutherford's dying testimony. It sets forth what he thought most important to communicate in his last earthly words. Rutherford was one of the Scottish commissioners to the Westminster Assembly and has been acknowledged by many Reformed theologians since his time as a theological genius of the first order. Walker said of Rutherford, 'It is not easy to find any one in Church history with whom to compare this remarkable man . . . a man of power, I may say of genius, fresh, bold, penetrating, to whom no subject came amiss, teeming with intellectual energy, distinguished for his learning, but never cumbered by it, the greatest scholastic of our Presbyterian Church, and yet we are told, the plain and faithful preacher, the fieriest of Church leaders and the most devout of saints, equally at home among the tomes of Aquinas, and writing letters to a poor congregation. Altogether a sort of intellectual, theological, religious prodigy!' (The Theology and Theologians of Scotland), p. 13). Men graced with Rutherford's abilities, intellect and faith come but once or twice a millennium. Augustine, Calvin and Gillespie are others of this class. If you want to know what one of the greats of church history was thinking just before he went to be with the Lord, pick up this item." -- Publisher
    A Testimony Left by Mr. Rutherford to the Work of Reformation
    A Testimony Left by Mr. Rutherfoord (sic) to the Work of Reformation
    Mr. Rutherford's Testimony to the Covenanted Work of Reformation (From 1638 to 1649), in Britain and Ireland

    *Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), The Trial and Triumph of Faith. Alternate title: THE TRIAL AND TRIUMPH OF FAITH: OR, AN EXPOSITION OF THE HISTORY OF CHRIST'S DISPOSSESSING OF THE DAUGHTER OF THE WOMAN OF CANAAN, DELIVERED IN SERMONS; . . . BY SAMUEL RUTHERFURD (sic), ISBN: 0851518060 9780851518060. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #10, #29.
    "Sermons preached first in Anwoth, and thereafter, in London on the story of the Syrophenician woman. Anyone familiar with Rutherford knows that his work is calculated for great advantage to those who are advanced in the faith. This work was originally published (1645), as Innes writes, in a 'time which those who seek to occupy his (Rutherford's) exact standpoint have always looked back to as not only the one golden age of the Church of Scotland, but as the only time when the world around it seemed prepared to join in its triumph'." (adapted from Johnston, Treasury of the Scottish Covenant, p. 306) -- Publisher
    "This work was first published in 1645, one year after his LEX, REX. Spurgeon described this great man thus: 'What a wealth of spiritual ravishment we have here! Rutherford is beyond all praise of men. Like a strong winged eagle he soars into the highest heaven and with unblenched eye he looks into the mystery of love divine'." -- GCB
    Rutherford (Rutherfurd), Samuel, The Trial and Triumph of Faith

    *Rutherford, Samuel (1600-1661), George Gillespie (1613-1648), John Brown (of Wamphray, 1610-1679), Greg L. Price, The Session of the Puritan Reformed Church of Edmonton/Prince George (compiler), et al., The Duty and Perpetual Obligation of Social Covenanting. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #2, #27.
    "The material found in this bound photocopy addresses a forgotten and neglected ordinance of God: social covenanting. God's people in times of repentance and thanksgiving, trial and blessing have been a covenanting people. In the most pure times of ecclesiastical and civil reformation throughout history, both church and state under the mediatorial rule of Christ have by the grace of God bound themselves together by covenant to promote and defend the true Christian religion. The first document adopted by the Westminster Assembly was in fact, the Solemn League and Covenant (1644). It united the kingdoms of Scotland, England, and Ireland in a covenanted reformation of both church and state in order to preserve, promote and defend the true Christian religion (as summarized in the Westminster Confession of Faith [1646], Larger and Shorter Catechisms, Directory For Public Worship, and Form of Church Government), and in order to expose and uproot all false teaching contrary to the Scripture and these standards. Furthermore, it was not only the desire of the Westminster Assembly to unite in covenant the three British kingdoms, but rather to include in this covenanted reformation all of the Reformed Churches throughout Europe. Consider the goal of the Assembly as summarized by Hetherington: 'There was one great, and even sublime idea, brought somewhat indefinitely before the Westminster Assembly, which has not yet been realized, the idea of a Protestant union throughout Christendom, not merely for the purpose of counterbalancing Popery, but in order to purify, strengthen, and unite all true Christian churches, so that with combined energy and zeal they might go forth, in glad compliance with the Redeemer's commands, teaching all nations, and preaching the everlasting gospel to every creature under heaven. This truly magnificent, and also truly Christian idea, seems to have originated in the mind of that distinguished man, Alexander Henderson. It was suggested by him to the Scottish commissioners, and by them partially brought before the English Parliament, requesting them to direct the Assembly to write letters to the Protestant Churches in France, Holland, Switzerland, and other Reformed Churches. . . . and along with these letters were sent copies of the Solemn League and Covenant, a document which might itself form the basis of such a Protestant union. The deep thinking divines of the Netherlands apprehended the idea, and in their answer, not only expressed their approbation of the Covenant, but also desired to join in it with the British kingdoms. Nor did they content themselves with the mere expression of approval and willingness to join. A letter was soon afterwards sent to the Assembly from the Hague, written by Duraeus (the celebrated John Dury), offering to come to the Assembly, and containing a copy of a vow which he had prepared and tendered to the distinguished Oxenstiern, chancellor of Sweden, wherein he bound himself 'to prosecute a reconciliation between Protestants in point of religion'. . . . On one occasion Henderson procured a passport to go to Holland, most probably for the purpose of prosecuting this grand idea. But the intrigues of politicians, the delays caused by the conduct of the Independents, and the narrow-minded Erastianism of the English Parliament, all conspired to prevent the Assembly from entering farther into that truly glorious Christian enterprise. Days of trouble and darkness came; persecution wore out the great men of that remarkable period; pure and vital Christianity was stricken to the earth and trampled under foot. . .' (William Hetherington The History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, pp. 337-339). The material presented herein is commended to the reader with the sincere prayer and confidence that God will again restore the Church of Jesus Christ to a glorious covenanted reformation -- one that will even surpass that one to which she had attained at the time of the Westminster Assembly. However, when the Lord brings that future covenanted reformation it will not be limited to only three kingdoms of the earth, but by the grace and power of Christ our King, it will be a covenanted reformation that will encompass all of the nations of the earth (Psalm 2:6-12; Isaiah 2:1-4; Matthew 28:1-20), and will bring to the church a visible unity and uniformity that (unlike pleas for unity today), is firmly grounded upon the truth." (Greg Price, Preface). The material contained in this compilation was gathered together by the session of the Puritan Reformed Church of Edmonton/Prince George. Its 210 pages contain the following items, as listed in this bibliography for social covenanting:

    1. Samuel Rutherford, Due Right of Presbyteries, pp. 130-139.
    2. George Gillespie, The Works of George Gillespie, Vol. 2, pp. 71-88.
    3. John Brown of Wamphray, An Apologetic Relation, pp. 167-175, 181-207.
    4. David Scott, Distinctive Principles of the Reformed Presbyterian Church, pp. 14-90.
    5. William Roberts, The Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, pp. 134-152.
    6. The Reformed Presbytery, An Explanation and Defence of the Terms of Communion, pp. 181-187.
    7. The Reformed Presbytery, Act, Declaration and Testimony, pp. 11-23.
    8. The Reformed Presbytery, The Auchensaugh Renovation, pp. 115-140.
    9. The Church of Scotland (1639), The National Covenant of Scotland, pp. 345-354, in the Westminster Confession of Faith [1646] published by Free Presbyterian Publications.
    10. The Westminster Assembly (1644), The Solemn League and Covenant, pp. 355-360, in the Westminster Confession of Faith [1646] published by Free Presbyterian Publications.
    11. The Church of Scotland (1648), A Solemn Acknowledgement of Publick Sins and Breaches of the Covenant, pp. 361-368 in the Westminster Confession of Faith [1646] published by Free Presbyterian Publications." -- Publisher
    Price, Greg L., The Preface and Bibliography to the Rare Bound Photocopy: The Duty and Perpetual Obligation of Social Covenanting. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    The Duty and Perpetual Obligation of Social Covenanting

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


    *Ryle, J.C. (1816-1900), Warnings to the Churches, ISBN: 0851510434 9780851510439.
    "I see this tendency to lean on man everywhere. I know no branch of the Protestant Church of Christ which does not require to be cautioned upon the point. It is a snare, for example, to the English Episcopalian to make idols of Bishop Pearson and 'the Judicious Hooker.' It is a snare to the Scotch Presbyterian to pin his faith on John Knox, the Covenanters, and Dr. Chalmers. It is a snare to the Methodists in our day to worship the memory of John Wesley. It is a snare to the Independent to see no fault in any opinion of Owen and Dodderidge. It is a snare to the Baptist to exaggerate the wisdom of Gill and Fuller and Robert Hall. All these are snares, and into these snares how many fall!
    "Infallibility is not to be found in the early fathers, but in the Bible.
    "What are the best of ministers but men -- dust, ashes, and clay -- men of like passions with ourselves, men exposed to temptations, men liable to weaknesses and infirmities?
    "It is amazing to observe how vast a man's intellectual attainments may be, and yet how little he may know of the grace of God.
    "We have no right to expect anything but the pure Gospel of Christ, unmixed and unadulterated -- the same Gospel that was taught by the Apostles -- to do good to the souls of men.
    "Peace without truth is a false peace; it is the very peace of the devil. Unity without the Gospel is a worthless unity; it is the very unity of Hell.
    "False doctrine and heresy are even worse than schism.
    "It was controversy that won the battle of Protestant Reformation.
    "Three things there are which men never ought to trifle with -- a little poison, a little false doctrine, and a little sin.
    "A church may have good forms and regularly ordained ministers, and the sacraments properly administered, but a church will not see conversion of souls going on under its pulpits when this doctrine [Justification by Faith], is not plainly preached.
    "Once let a man get wrong about justification, and he will bid a long farewell to comfort, to peace, to lively hope, to anything like assurance in his Christianity. An error here is a worm at the root.
    "An ignorant laity will always be the bane of a church.
    "True Gospel in the pulpit, true Gospel in every Religious Society we support, true Gospel in the books we read, true Gospel in the friends we keep company with -- let this be our aim, and never let us be ashamed to let men see that it is so.
    "Let the meekness of St. Peter in taking a reproof be as much our example as the boldness of St. Paul in reproving." -- J.C. Ryle "The Fallibility of Ministers" in Warnings to the Churches, pp. 93-121
    The Fallibility of Ministers, by J.C. Ryle
    Pharisees and Sadducees, J.C. Ryle

    Ryle, J.C., What is Truth? A Sermon Preached at Christ Church, Newgate Street, London, on April 12, 1887, Before the Lord Mayor of London; Being the Spital Sermon Annually Preached at That Church on Easter Tuesday.

    Ryle, J.C., and G.E. Duffield, Knots Untied: Being Plain Statements on Disputed Points in Religion From the Standpoint of an Evangelical Churchman.

    Salmond, J.B. (editor), and George Herbert Bushnell (editor), Henderson's Benefaction: A Tercentenary Acknowledgment of the University's Debt to Alexander Henderson, 1942.

    Schaff, Philip (1819-1893), Church and State in the United States; or, The American Idea of Religious Liberty and its Practical Effects, ISBN: 0405040830 9780405040832.
    "This monograph, written during the centennial celebration of the United States Constitution, charts the historical relationship between church and state. Schaff writes from the unique position of a theologian and a historian who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Citing examples from Presidential addresses, court cases, and European observers such as Alexis de Tocqueville, Philip Schaff describes the genesis and growth of American Christianity and the unique historical context from which it sprang. He also outlines its historical connection with the church in Europe, and offers possibilities for the American church's future mission within this unique political climate." -- Publisher
    Schaff, Church and State in the United States

    *Schaff, Philip (1819-1893), History of the Christian Church.

    Philip Schaff, The Principle of Protestantism as Related to the Present State of the Church, 1845, ISBN: 1177859289 9781177859288.
    "Distinctly unimpressed by this peculiar current in the stream of American culture [American religious freedom -- compiler], the immigrant theologian and church-state historian Philip Schaff commented that in the United States 'every theological vagabond and peddler may drive here his bungling trade, without passport or license, and sell his false ware at pleasure'." -- Philip Schaff, The Principle of Protestantism as Related to the Present State of the Church
    The social consequences of the "American Idea of Religious Liberty," can be likened to the "idea of permissiveness in child rearing" in the minds of unregenerate, indifferent parents. The result is rebellious children who have no respect for authority, and leave home early with no wisdom about how to live in a cold, cruel world, destined for self-destruction.
    See: Toleration, Liberty of Conscience, Pluralism, 'Religious Freedom,' and Neutrality.

    *Schaff, Philip (1819-1893), Schaff's History of Christianity, 8 volumes, ISBN: 0802880479 9780802880475.
    "A brilliant, detailed account of the history of Christianity up to and including the continental Reformation. Well written, and easy to read. One of the most informative and valuable treatments available. Based on the edition published in 1910." -- Cyril J. Barber
    The History of the Christian Church, Philip Schaff

    *Schlink, Bernhard, and Carol Brown Janeway (translator), The Reader -- A Novel, 218 pages, ISBN: 0307454894 9780307454898.
    This is primarily a study of the guilt of the German society over the holocaust. Interwoven with that theme it shows the long term consequences in a man's life of youthful sexual sin.
    Weinstein Company Home Entertainment, The, Stephen Daldry (director), David Hare, Anthony Minghella, Sydney Pollack, Donna Gigliotti, The Reader, 124 min., DVD.
    "Based on the book DER VORLESER by Bernhard Schlink. Originally released as a motion picture in 2008. Special features: deleted scenes; Adapting a timeless masterpiece: making The reader; A conversation with David Kross and Stephen Daldry; Kate Winslet on the art of aging Hanna Schmitz; A new voice: a look at composer Nico Muhly; Coming to grips with the past: production designer Brigitte Broch; theatrical trailer." -- Publisher

    Schwertley, Brian, The Commandments of God, Chapter One

    Schwertley, Brian, The Kinist Heresy: A Biblical Critique of Racism
    "Today, we are going to examine a rapidly growing movement among professing Christians called kinism. Kinist or kinism comes from the word kin, such as "kith and kin." The movement seems to be particularly popular among conservatives and ex-theonomists (I say ex-theonomists because kinism is essentially racist and antinomian). Its appeal lies in the idea that dark-skinned immigrants to the United States, be they African, Mexican or Caribbean (generally speaking), tended to be socialistic in their outlook, more involved in crimes and a drag on the United States culturally, politically and socially."

    Schwertley, Brian, The Modified Dispensationalism of Greg Loren Durand Exposed (part 1)

    Sclater, William, A Key to the Key of Scripture, or Exposition With Notes, Upon the Epistle to the Romans, the First Three Chapters, 1629. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Scot (Scott), John (of Scotstarvet), The Staggering State of the Scots Statesmen, for one Hundred Years, viz. From 1550 to 1650. By Sir John Scot of Scotstarvet, Director of the Chancery, 1754.

    *Scott, David, Distinctive Principles of the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #24.
    "This book is not designed to discuss 'the (many -- RB), doctrines which the Reformed Presbyterian church holds in common will others,' but is written to set forth RP distinctives. It tackles its subject from three major heads: 'Social Covenanting;' 'The Dominion of Christ;' and 'The Universal Application of Scripture (civil as well as religious).' It shows that while these doctrines 'are held by many, as abstract doctrines of divine truth, they are not embodied in the testimony of any other Christian denomination: nor made necessary to ministerial or Christian fellowship. Although other individuals may hold these doctrine, it is a "distinctive" feature of the RPC to embody them in her testimony; and to make them terms of communion.' It also explains how these are the same distinctives that were maintained 'at the era of the reformation the covenanted church of Scotland bore a distinguished testimony for all the offices of Christ, as prophet, priest and king: and for the pure doctrines, worship, discipline, and government of the house of God.' The author states that 'the great object aimed at is to help forward the glorious triumph of the Messiah, so beautifully described in the 72nd Psalm [Psalm 72]. When "all Kings shall fall down before him; and all nations shall serve him"'." -- Publisher

    Sedgwick, Obadiah (1600?-1658), and Humphrey Chambers (1598 or 9-1662), The Best and the Worst Magistrate: or, The People's Happiness and Unhappiness, Laid Open in a Sermon Preached at the Late Election of the Lord Major for the Famous City of London, Sept. 29. 1648. By Obadiah Sedgwick B. in D. and minister at Covent-Garden.

    Seiden, Martin H., Who Controls the Mass Media? Popular Myths and Economic Realities, ISBN: 0465091814 9780465091812.

    Semlyen, Michael De, and Richard Bennett, Papal Rome and the European Union by Michael de Semlyen and Richard Bennett

    *Shaw, J.W., Hephzibah Beulah. Our Covenants the National and Solemn League; and Covenanting by the Reformed Presbyterian Synod in America: Considered, 1872. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #27.
    "A very useful, easy-to-read, introductory work (by an RPCNA minister), to the topics it deals with. General Scriptural principles upon which this book is based are:

    1. Departure from former laudable attainments, is a great evil, severely threatened in the Holy Scriptures; and that for which every one, who is guilty, must be accountable to the Righteous Judge of all the earth.
    2. They who consent unto the unrighteous deeds of others, are chargeable with guilt, as well as the principal actors.
    3. Societies, or individuals, having once publicly and solemnly vowed unto the Most High God; and still, after the strictest enquiry, remain satisfied in their own mind, that their vows were scriptural; should seriously endeavor to act up to the true spirit and intention of these vows; and no power upon earth, nor any class of men, whether majority or minority, in a nation, can ever possibly dissolve the obligation.
    "Chapters include: The National Covenant and Solemn League and Covenant reviewed; Their Binding Obligations Shown; The Possibility That Adherence to Them may be Professed, While They are Virtually Abandoned; The Covenant Sworn and Subscribed by Synod at Pittsburgh, May 27th, 1871; Is it a Renovation or a new Covenant?; The Covenant Does not Contain all That the Church is Bound to in America; Charges Against the Covenant; Reason why Some who do not Like it, Swear it; The Covenants National and Solemn League Must Be Maintained." -- Publisher
    Shaw, Rev. J.W., Hephzibah Beulah our Covenants the National and Solemn League; And Covenanting by the Reformed Presbyterian Synod in America: Considered

    *Shaw, Robert (1795-1863), and W.M. Hetherington (1803-1865 introduction), An Exposition of the Confession of Faith of the Westminster Assembly of Divines, 1845. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    " 'All that learning the most profound and extensive, intellect the most acute and searching, and piety the most sincere and earnest, could accomplish, was thus concentrated in the Westminster Assembly's Confession of Faith, which may be safely termed the most perfect statement of Systematic Theology ever framed by the Christian Church,' writes William Hetherington in THE HISTORY OF THE WESTMINSTER ASSEMBLY OF DIVINES. The WCF [1646] is without a doubt the greatest human confession ever written, 'being the chiefest part of that uniformity in religion, which by the Solemn League and Covenant' the British Isles are bound, even to this day, to uphold and defend -- in both church and state! Shaw's Exposition is the standard work on the WCF [1646], for he admittedly states 'that he has not found it necessary to differ from the compilers of the Confession in any one point of doctrine.' This edition includes an introductory essay by Hetherington defending the use of Confessions in general and the WCF [1646] in particular. Hetherington also gives a brief outline of the historical context of the period in which the WCF [1646] was composed while demonstrating the harmonious nature of the Reformational Creeds and Confessions." -- Publisher
    The Reformed Faith: An Exposition of the Westminster Confession of Faith [1646], by Robert Shaw with an introductory essay by WM.M. Hetherington

    *Shedd, William Greenough Thayer (1820-1894), The Proposed Revision of the Westminster Standards (1890)

    *Shedd, W.G.T., Sermons to the Natural man, ISBN: 0851512607 9780851512600. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Dr. Shedd's SERMONS TO THE NATURAL MAN are, if not absolutely the best, yet of the very best doctrinal and spiritual sermons produced in this generation. We have known much of their power in convincing sinners, and in deepening and widening and exalting the experiences of true Christians. Doctrinal preaching, though not in fashion, is the preaching that we need, and the preaching which always best vindicates itself when put to the test of practice . . ." -- A.A. Hodge
    Contents: Religious meditation (Psalm 104:34) -- Christian moderation (Proverbs 16:32) -- The supreme excellence of God (Matthew 19:16-17) -- The fatherhood of God (Luke 16:25) -- The future vision of God (2 Corinthians 4:18) -- God the strength of man (Psalm 84:5) -- The glorification of God (Isaiah 42:8) -- The duty of reference to the divine will (James 4:13-15) -- The creature has no absolute merit (Luke 17:10) -- Faith with and without sight (John 20:29) -- The reality of heaven (John 14:2) -- Pure motives the light of the soul (Matthew 6:22) -- The law is light (Proverbs 6:23) -- The law is the strength of sin (1 Corinthians 15:56) -- The sense of sin leads to holiness, and the conceit of holiness leads to sin (John 9:41) -- The impression made by Christ's holiness (Luke 5:8) -- Christian humility (1 Peter 5:5) -- Pride vitiates religious knowledge (1 Corinthians 8:2) -- Connection between faith and works (James 2:24) -- The Christian imperfect, yet a saint (Colossians 3:12) -- Sanctification completed at death (1 Corinthians 2:9) -- Watchfulness and prayerfulness (1 Peter 4:7) -- Unceasing prayer (1 Thessalonians 5:17) -- The folly of ambition (Jeremiah 45:5) -- Every Christian a debtor to the pagan (Romans 1:14) -- The certain success of evangelistic labor (Isaiah 55:10-11).

    *Shelley, Marshall, Well-Intentioned Dragons: Ministering to Problem People in the Church, ISBN: 1556615159 9781556615153.
    "All pastors, elders, and deacons have met well-intentioned dragons. These people don't consider themselves malicious. Often they are well-meaning, deeply loyal to the church, and convinced they are serving God. Yet they undermine the church's ministry and breed discontent. This book is based on real-life stories." -- GCB

    Shepherd, Norman, and Edmund P. Clowney, Westminster Psalmody Debate.

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

    Shields, Alexander (1660?-1700), The History of Scotch-presbytery Being an Epitome of The Hind Let Loose / by Mr. Shields; With a Preface by a Presbyter of the Church of Scotland, 1692.

    Shields, Alexander (1660?-1700), Sermons Delivered in the Times of Persecution, 1680.

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

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

    *Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), A Breathing After God. Or a Christians Desire of Gods Presence. By the late reverent and worthy divine Richard Sibs, Doctor in Divinity, master of Katherine Hall in Cambridge, and sometime preacher of Graies-Inne, 1639. Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), The Bruised Reed, ISBN: 0851517404 9780851517407. A Christian classic. Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "Richard Sibbes, one of the most influential figures in the Puritan movement during the earlier years of the seventeenth century, was renowned for the rich quality of his ministry. THE BRUISED REED shows why he was known among his contemporaries as `the sweet dropper.'
    "If you have ever been (or are), discouraged in any way this is a book that will bring great encouragement and joy!" -- Publisher
    "Sibbes never wastes the student's time, he scatters pearls and diamonds with both hands." -- C.H. Spurgeon
    "A poor peddler came to the door . . . and my father bought of him Sibb's BRUISED REED . . . It suited my state . . . and gave me a livelier apprehension of the mystery of redemption and how much I was beholden to Jesus Christ . . . Without any means but books was God pleased to resolve me to himself." -- Richard Baxter
    "Speaking of the preacher's need to suit his reading to the varying conditions he finds within, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones says in his PREACHING AND PREACHERS:
    'You will find, I think, in general that the Puritans are almost invariably helpful . . . I shall never cease to be grateful to one of them called Richard Sibbes who was balm to my soul at a period in my life when I was overworked and badly overtired, and therefore subject in an unusual manner to the onslaughts of the devil. In that state and condition . . . what you need is some gently, tender treatment for your soul. I found at that time that Richard Sibbes, who was known in London in the early seventeenth century as 'the heavenly Doctor Sibbes', was an unfailing remedy. His books THE BRUISED REED and THE SOUL'S CONFLICT quieted, soothed, comforted, encouraged and healed me.'
    "This is one of the best Puritan books to read if you are feeling down or depressed or if you are facing struggles and trials. It is also very useful if you are struggling with assurance. Great encouragement for Christians here!" -- Publisher

    *Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), The Christians end. Or, The Sweet Sovereignty of Christ, Over his Members in Life and Death. VVherein is contained the whole scope of the godly mans life, with divers rules, motives and incouragements, to live and die to Jesus Christ. Being the substance of five sermons preached to the honorable society of Grayes Inne, by that learned and faithfull minister of Gods Word, Richard Sibbes, D.D. and sometimes preacher to that honorable societie, 1639. Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), A Christian's Portion; or The Charter of a Christian, wherein are laid open those unsearchable riches and privileges, he hath by his interest in Christ: whom enjoying, he possesseth all things else. In THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES, (4:1-38). Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "On the privilege of union with Christ."

    Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), The Church's Visitation. In THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES (1:371-84). Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive

    *Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), A Miracle of Miracles or Christ in our Nature. Wherein is contained the vvonderfull conception, birth, and life of Christ, who in the fulnesse of time became man to satisfie divine iustice, and to make reconciliation betweene God and man. Preached to the honourable society of Grayes Inne, by that godly and faithfull minister of Jesus Christ, Richard Sibbes. D.D., 1638. Alternate title: EMANUELL GOD WITH US. Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), The Saints Cordialls Wherein we Have Particularly Handled the Saints Safety and Hiding Place . . . With other material things delivered in sundry sermons at Graies-Inne, in the City of London, and at Cambridge / by Richard Sibbs, 1658. Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The several sermons are numbered consecutively, but have the following special t.p.s and editions: Josiahs reformation laid open in foure sermons. The third edition. -- The art of self judging. The third edition. -- Christs sufferings for mans sin. -- The saints safety in evill times. The second edition. -- Christ is best, or, A sweet passage to glory. -- The churches visitation. -- The life of faith. -- Salvation applyed. -- The saints assurance. -- The art of contentment."

    *Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), The Saints Safetie in Evill Times Delivered at St Maries in Cambridge the Fift of November, Upon Occasion of the Povvder-plot; Whereunto is annexed a Passion-sermon preached at Mercers Chappel, London, upon Good-Friday; as also the happiness of enjoying Christ, laid open at the funerall of Mr. Sherland . . . by R. Sibbes . . . 1634. Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    The Complete Works of Richard Sibbes

    Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), The Soul's Conflict With Itself, and Victory Over Itself by Faith. Being a Treatise of the Inward Disquietments of Distressed Spirits . . . To Which is Subjoined, The Bruised Reed and Smoking Flax. By Richard Sibbs . . . The fifth edition. To which is prefixed, an account of the author's life. Alternate title: THE SOULES CONFLICT WITH IT SELFE, AND VICTORY OVER IT SELF BY FAITH A TREATISE OF THE INWARD DISQUIETMENTS OF DISTRESSED SPIRITS, WITH COMFORTABLE REMEDIES TO ESTABLISH THEM. Found in THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES. Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    *Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), The Works of Richard Sibbes, 7 volumes, ISBN: 0851511694 9780851511696 0851513700 9780851513706 0851513298 9780851513294 0851513719 9780851513713 0851512461 9780851512464 0851513727 9780851513720 0851513417 9780851513416. Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "His fellow-Puritans named him the 'sweet dropper of England' -- and he was very influential in the lives of many of the later Puritans (such as Thomas Brooks and Thomas Goodwin). For Sibbes was both a great preacher and a great teacher, a counselor in the mold of Heaven. He was an expositor of note in his time, and so His works have always been much appreciated for their helpful and faithful Biblical teaching. His best know works are: A BRUISED REED AND SMOKING FLAX; THE SOUL'S CONFLICT WITH ITSELF; A FOUNTAIN SEALED; THE FOUNTAIN OPENED; and THE RETURNING BACKSLIDER (Hosea 14). Thomas Manton wrote of Sibbes, the 'sweet and heavenly distillations usually dropping from him with such a native elegance as is not easily to be imitated.' He spreads balm on the souls of his readers, but only after he has stirred their consciences. A very good author, indeed!" -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    "His sermons were especially noted for the confidence and joy they brought to the heart of the believer." -- GCB
    Includes indexes.

    Sibbes, Richard (1577-1635), Thomas Goodwin (1600-1680), and Philip Nye (1596?-1672), Bovvels Opened, or, A Discovery of the Neere and Deere Love, Union and Communion Betwixt Christ and the Church, and Consequently Betwixt Him and Every Beleeving Soule. Delivered in Divers Sermons on the fourth fifth and sixt chapters of the Canticles (Song of Solomon 4, Song of Solomon 5, Song of Solomon 6). By that reverend and faithfull minister of the Word, Doctor Sibs, late preacher unto the honourable societie of Grayes Inne, and Master of Katharine Hall in Cambridge. Being in part finished by his owne pen in his life time, and the rest of them perused and corrected by those whom he intrusted with the publishing of his works, 1639. Available (THE WORKS OF RICHARD SIBBES), on the Puritan Hard Drive.

    Simms, Samuel, The Prince of Peace: or, The Gospel the Grand Civilizer of Mankind and the Pacificator of the Nations of the Earth; A Discourse Delivered Before the Reformed Presbyterian Synod in Ireland on Monday Evening, 9th July, 1855.

    Simpson, Rick, Blasphemy and the Law in a Plural Society, ISBN: 1851742417 9781851742417, 25 pages.

    Simpson, Robert, and the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Board of Publication, Traditions of the Covenanters: or, Gleanings Among the Mountains, 3 volumes, 1841. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    "The design of this collection is to preserve the memory of good men in the inferior ranks of society, whose worth and whose sufferings have not hitherto been recorded. Their names, though those of plain unlettered men, do not deserve to perish; and their posterity may, by contemplating the virtues of their ancestors, be stimulated to emulate their godliness." -- Publisher

    Sirota, David, Hostile Takeover: How big Money and Corruption Conquered our Government -- And how we Take it Back, 384 pages, ISBN: 0307237346 9780307237347.
    "Do you ever wonder if there's a connection between the corruption scandals in the news and the steady decline in the quality of life for millions of Americans?
    "Do you ever wonder what corporations get for the millions of dollars they pour into the American political system?
    "Do you ever think the government has been hijacked by forces hostile to average Americans?
    "Do you ever want to fight back?
    "Millions of Americans lack health care and millions more struggle to afford it. Politicians claim they care, then pass legislation that just sends more cash to the HMOs. Wages have been stagnant for thirty years, even as corporate profits skyrocket. Politicians say they want to fix the problem and then pass bills written by lobbyists that drive wages even lower and punish those crushed by debt. Jobs are being shipped overseas, pensions are being cut, and energy is becoming unaffordable. And our government, more concerned about maintaining its corporate sponsorship than protecting its citizens, does nothing about it.
    "In HOSTILE TAKEOVER, David Sirota, a major new voice in American politics, seeks to open the eyes of ordinary Americans to the fact that corporate interests have undermined democracy, aided and abetted by their lackeys in our allegedly representative government. At a time when more and more of America's major political leaders are being indicted or investigated for corruption, Sirota takes readers on a journey that shows how all of this nefarious behavior happened right under our noses -- and how the high-profile scandals are merely one product of a political system and debate wholly owned by Big Money interests. Sirota considers major public issues that feel intractable -- like spiraling health care costs, the outsourcing of jobs, the inequities of the tax code, and out-of-control energy prices -- and shows how in each case workable solutions are buried under the lies of lobbyists, the influence of campaign cash, and the ubiquitous spin machine financed by Big Business.
    "With fiery passion, pinpoint wit, and lucid analysis, HOSTILE TAKEOVER reveals the true enemies of reform and their increasingly sophisticated -- and hostile -- tactics. It's an essential guidebook for those of us tired of the government selling us out -- and determined to take our country back.
    "David Sirota is a campaign strategist, political operative, and writer. Sirota has served as the press secretary for Independent Representative Bernie Sanders of Vermont and was recently a senior strategist for Brian Schweitzer, Montana's first Democratic governor in sixteen years. He is a senior editor at In These Times, a regular contributor to The Nation, the blogger for Working Assets, and a twice-weekly guest on the Al Franken Show. Sirota is also the co-chairperson of the Progressive Legislative Action Network. He lives in Helena, Montana, with his wife." -- Publisher
    "A summary of Sirota's book would point out that millions lack health care, and even more struggle to afford it. Politicians claim they care, then pass legislation that provides more profits for drug companies and insurers. At the same time, inflation-adjusted wages have been largely stagnant, while corporate profits have skyrocketed. In this instance, politicians 'help out' by further depressing wages by continuing to allow millions of illegal and temporary legal immigrants into the U.S., and additional millions of jobs outsourced overseas. Despite an obvious need for energy conservation, our government takes its lead from V.P. Dick Cheney and does nothing. Welcome to today's world of lobbyists', lies, and legislation for sale.
    "The 'really bad news' is that they're not satisfied. Possible future legislation includes a flat income tax (a huge tax cut for the wealthy, and a huge tax increase for everyone else -- per Reagan's '82 Treasury Dept.), permanent elimination of the estate tax (only 2 percent were paying, and half the receipts came from the top .1 percent with estates over $5 million), and reducing corporate taxes from their 35 percent level -- 'fourth highest' in the industrialized world (a '04 GAO report concluded that 94 percent paid less than 5 percent, and that 60,000 government contractors owed $6 billion in unpaid taxes), more personal tax cuts (to justify further cuts in veterans' healthcare, inadequate/non-funding of Army armor and New Orleans' levees -- the pre-Katrina official protesting the latter was immediately fired).
    "Not upset yet -- read on. USA Today reported in late '05 that while the 60 worst performing companies in America lost 4769 billion in market value in the prior five years, their top five executives were paid an average of $8 million/year. Meanwhile, University of California researchers in '04 found that jobs in the bottom third of the pay scale were growing almost twice as fast as those in the middle.
    "HOSTILE TAKEOVER also puts to rest the myth of 'free' trade. Provisions include insuring U.S. access to potentially hepatitis-carrying Mexican vegetables and Canadian beef with mad-cow disease, while banning importation of cheaper drugs and limiting other nations' ability to produce generic medicines. In '01, economists estimated that three-fourths of U.S. workers lost about 12 percent of current wages because of trade deals. At least we still have some -- the New York Times reported the loss of over 2 million manufacturing jobs between '01 -- '04, while Gartner Research estimated over 30 percent of high-tech jobs could be shipped overseas by '15 and University of California researchers estimated up to 14 million jobs are now at risk of outsourcing.
    "There's more: Harvard researchers found that 90 percent of personal bankruptcies were due to illness, medical bills, job loss, death in the family, and/or divorce. Meanwhile, the Kauffman Foundation's '05 study concluded that 20 percent of recent bankrupts had been operating a small business. No matter -- the myth of deadbeat debtors ruining credit card companies persists, and Congress recently made personal bankruptcy laws much tougher.
    "At least we can count on retirement -- not! In '02 AP reported that 8 million workers saw their retirement plans converted to 'cash balance' payouts only -- a loss of up to $200 million, according to government sources. As for Social Security, a top University of Chicago economist estimates Wall St. would make $400 billion -- $1 trillion in fees under the Bush privatization plan. No matter you say -- Chile and Galveston, Texas have proven the concept's superiority. Unfortunately, the World Bank found that up to one-third of Chileans' retirement money went to fees (the public version went bankrupt -- hence, no comparisons are available), and several government reports have concluded that many/most/all Galveston employees will receive LESS than they would have from Social Security.
    "Well, at least some of us have our health. Hopefully the growing number without health insurance will not get sick; as for universal governmental coverage -- private insurance made over $10 billion in '03, with top executives raking in $85 million each. As for the innovative drugs many can't afford because of high prices 'required for research' -- the former New England Journal of Medicine's editor states that they 'come almost entirely from publicly funded research done in government and university labs." Further evidence: Princeton's Uwe Reinhardt says that 'R&D spending (as a percentage of drug industry revenues), is equal or higher in Europe (with price controls), as here' -- specifically, 20 percent in Britain, vs. 14 percent in the U.S.
    "Finally, 'fuel efficiency kills people,' or so opponents say. On the other hand, University of Michigan, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers and a government panel all have concluded that cars can be made as safe/safer than most SUVs, and especially better than most pickups.
    "Truly an encyclopedic work documenting how business has stolen and perverted American democracy. While Sirota offers specific recommendations in each area, the biggest problem involves providing a means for voters to see through all the lies and misstatements. Publicly funded elections may be the answer." -- Reader's Comments

    Smeaton, George (1814-1889), The Doctrine of the Atonement: As Taught by Christ Himself, or The Sayings of Jesus on the Atonement, Exegetically Expounded and Classified (1868)

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

    *Smith, B.M., Family Religion, or the Domestic Relations as Regulated by Christian Principles (1859). Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. Available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #22.
    "Smith's family was greatly influenced by Samuel Davies. Smith himself was a friend of R.L. Dabney. As the editor notes, the importance of this book is seen in the fact that `reform of the family would soon diffuse itself throughout the whole constitution of society, a higher tone of morals would be inspired, and not only would the moral influence of the church be enlarged, but the stability and security of the state would be perpetuated.' Or as the DIRECTORY FOR FAMILY WORSHIP, appended to the Westminster Confession, so wisely points out, `besides the public worship in congregations, mercifully established in this land in great purity, it is expedient and necessary that secret worship of each person alone, and private worship of families, be pressed and set up; that, with