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Resolutions: A Collection of Wisdom

Resolutions: A Collection of Wisdom by Jonathan Edwards,Resolutions: A Collection of Wisdom Cotton Mather, Philip Doddridge, Adoniram Judson, William Law and Brother Lawrence.

“These resolutions [of Jonathan Edwards], are, perhaps, to persons of every age, but especially to the young, the best uninspired summary of Christian duty, the best directory to high attainments in evangelical virtue, which the mind of man has hitherto been able to form,” said S. E. Dwight. Cotton Mather thought to develop special rules for pride alone. Philip Doddridge was sensible that his heart had an inclination to depart from God. Brother Lawrence said “to establish ourselves in a sense of God’s presence by continually conversing with Him.” Adoniram Judson said, “God grant me grace to keep the above rules, and ever live to his glory, for Jesus Christ’s sake.” The resolutions allow one to see examples of the life of holiness that the Spirit of God enables Christians to follow.

Paperback 8X5.25, 138 pages, link, ISBN 9781946145253


Memoir of the Early Life of William Cowper

Memoir of the Early Life of William Cowper by William Cowper. Appendix by William Haley and Samuel Miller D.D. Preface by Memoir of the Early Life of William CowperRichard Edwards.

William Cowper wrote this testimony of his journey to salvation. It covers his childhood school days, his time at St. Alban’s, his move to Huntingdon, and finally his move to the Unwin’s in 1765. It is a passionate account of William Cowper’s thoughts of “self-murder” and also his joy in finding God. The Appendix includes many letters by William Cowper from the years 1765–6, which illustrate his remarkable conversion. An appendix article by Samuel Miller shows that suicide is a sin against God, human nature, our fellow man, and our interests beyond the grave.

Paperback 8X5.25, 124 pages, link, ISBN 9781946145192


Dying Testimony of Believers and Unbelievers

William Brownlee states: “We should not separate the consistent life of godliness from the dying testimony of the saints.” Included are numerous testimonies of the “cheering prospects” of dying and going to be with Christ. William Brownlee compiled short paragraphs of the last words of many famous people, both unbelievers and saints, both martyred and those dying a natural death. Saints in their last days witness to the hope of a gloriously bright future with exciting experiences of the unspeakable love of God and His presence.

Paperback 8X5.25, 74 pages, link, ISBN 9781946145222


Adelphi: The Life of Rev. John Cowper

Adelphi: The Life of Rev. John Cowper by William Cowper. Preface by John Newton. Appendix by John Cowper.Adelphi: The Life of Rev. John Cowper

Adelphi or “siblings” is an account William Cowper wrote of the last days before his brother John’s death. William and John discussed spiritual blindness, the school of affliction, and God’s mercies. John was a scholar educated at Cambridge who spent ten years living an outward appearance of an ordained minister but was “dissatisfied with his own views of the gospel.” About ten days before his death, he was touched by a heart knowledge of the Savior that gave him a firm and unshakable peace. This volume contains many letters from John Cowper which illustrate these events. Also included are some of his poetry.

Paperback 8X5.25, 106 pages, link, ISBN 9781946145208


The Little Preacher

The Little Preacher by Elizabeth Prentiss.The Little Preacher

Herman had an unfortunate injury and was forced to lay in bed and think. His grandmother told him to “ask our dear Lord why He spared his life on that terrible night, since surely it was to do something for Him.” Soon after that little Herman received a special gift from God. Herman’s father became very sick and “lay, day after day, night after night, in profound sleep.” Max realized “My long sickness has made me another man.” The story illustrates how God uses affliction to develop spiritual life in people.

Paperback 6X9, 122 pages, link, ISBN 9781946145178


An Appeal to the Patriot

An Appeal to the Patriot by William Brownlee.An Appeal to the Patriot

William Brownlee wrote this treatise to explain how a good and just society cannot exist on the basis of laws alone but only by the fear of God in the hearts of its people. Court judges and juries, the armed forces and the free press all need to have virtue and morality to work properly and benefit society. “But this cannot be done, unless men in public employment be rendered honorable, just, and pure. And such virtues cannot exist, in the solidity of a persevering principle, without strict virtue and the fear of God in the heart.” “The human system of morality, drawn up by the wise and the learned, can never communicate the principle of spiritual life; and from the days of Socrates to our times, it never has done it.” “God only can quicken us, who are dead.”

Paperback 8X5.25, 50 pages, link, ISBN 9781946145239


A Gift for Mourners

A Gift for MournersA Gift for Mourners by Richard Cecil and John Flavel. Letters by John Newton and Jonathan Edwards.

Richard Cecil proclaims: “Let us study the heavenly science of gaining by losses, and rising by depressions.” Death and mourning produce “a cry, which, while it rouses the sleeper, fills his eyes with tears and his heart with pangs; often produces such views of God, of the present, and of the eternal state,” like nothing else. John Flavel outlines many practical aspects of mourning in a healthy manner. John Newton’s letter urges readers to keep a balance between overvaluing and undervaluing social relationships. Jonathan Edwards’ letter emphasizes that the Lord Jesus Christ is our portion, rest, hope, and joy. This is a book of rich scriptural help and advice for mourning; much of which can be applied to any affliction.

Paperback 6X9, 122 pages, link, ISBN 9781946145130


A Church in the House

A Church in the House by Matthew Henry.A Church in the House

Matthew Henry describes how carrying on family devotions is like having a small church in your house. He answers the questions: What is a church in your house? What are the motives and advantages? What are the practical steps? Henry says that “the way of duty is without doubt the way of safety,” because the worship of God in one’s house provides protection and is “the best policy of insurance,” to keep out evil, malice, and mischief.

Paperback 5.25X8, 70 pages. link, ISBN 9781946145079


William Cowper's Olney Hymns (Hardcover)

William Cowper's Olney Hymns (Hardcover)William Cowper's Olney Hymns (Hardcover) by William Cowper.

These hymns were written in Olney, England and were originally published in 1779. This collection includes William Cowper's 68 Olney hymns, and twelve other sacred works. All of Cowper's most loved hymns are found here: God Moves in Mysterious Ways, There Is a Fountain Filled with Blood, and O for a Closer Walk with God. This edition also contains a brief biographical sketch of William Cowper by Rev. Henry Stebbing, A. M. (1799-1883). All Bible references are full text. In order to be faithful to William Cowper's original intentions, hymn text will be uniform with the wording, punctuation, contractions and stanza formatting of the Olney Hymns first edition published by W. Oliver in 1779. Visit the Olney city photos page.

Paperback 6X9; 126 pages, link, ISBN 9781946145260 (Hardcover)

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Christ Formed in the Soul

Christ Formed in the Soul: The Only Foundation of Hope for EternityChrist Formed in the Soul: The Only Foundation of Hope for Eternity by Philip Doddridge.

“Christ Formed in the Soul” is a sermon giving a description what constitutes true faith and a warning about falling into superficial belief. Also included are three selections from “Rise and Progress of the Soul”: “Self-Dedication to God”–A prayer of consecration; “Do I Grow in Grace?”—Is God working to advance my faith? and “The Well Spent Day”–Tips on how to spend your day. Also “Family Worship,”–the importance of family devotions; which is extracted from a letter “A Plain and Serious Address to the Master of a Family” Northampton Dec. 20, 1749.

Paperback 8X5.25, 108 pages, link, ISBN 9781946145215


Little Rosa, Gentleman Jim & The Story Lizzie Told

Little Rosa, Gentleman Jim & The Story Lizzie Told by Elizabeth Prentiss. Little Rosa, Gentleman Jim & The Story Lizzie Told

LITTLE ROSA’s mother promised that God would take care of the children, but doubts grew as the days went by living with a harsh father. The man upstairs passed away and told Rosa to take good care of his brown pitcher. She was obedient, but later on she found a big surprise.

GENTLEMAN JIM was thought to be a perfect match for a sweet girl who attracted attention. Clumsy Joe was attracted to her also, and became an example of sacrificial love.

THE STORY LIZZY TOLD was about what happened when she grew up. When her father brought home a plant for Lizzie to enter in a flower show, Lizzie continued to tell the story of the disappointing and surprising events that followed. The story came from a letter about the actual yearly exhibition of the “Society for the Promotion of Window Gardening among the Poor,” in Dean’s Close at Westminster’s Abby.

Paperback 5.25X8, 136 pages, link, ISBN 9781946145161


Disputes Reviewed

Disputes ReviewedDisputes Reviewed by Matthew Henry.

“Who should be the greatest?” was on the disciples’ minds as they walked along the way. In this sermon about disputes, Matthew Henry preaches on Mark 9:33. The topics include disputes about superiority, not judging others, edifying communication, and being accountable. The reason to avoid disputes is that “It is against the law of humility to covet to be great in this world, and against the law of love to strive who shall be greatest.” Matthew Henry states that there remains “corruption in the hearts even of good people; and shows that pride, ambition, and affectation of worldly honor, are sins that do most easily beset even Christ’s own disciples.” He exhorts readers to humbly contend who shall be the best, who shall be most humble, and stoop lowest, for the good of others; and who shall labor most for the common welfare.

Paperback 8X5.25, 48 pages, link, ISBN 9781946145185 


Hope and Fear Balanced

Hope and Fear BalancedHope and Fear Balanced by Matthew Henry.

Matthew Henry exhorts his readers to balance the concepts of hope and fear, as in Psalm 147:11. Balance a dread of God with a humble delight in him; a trembling for sin balanced with a triumph in Christ; a vigilance of ourselves balanced with a thankful grace; a caution balanced with a confidence; a holy fear of coming short balanced with sense of grace to persevere. Also discussed are the pitfalls prosperity and disappointment that throw off balance, and what to look for.

Paperback 8X5.25, 62 pages, link, ISBN 9781946145154


Faith in Christ Inferred from Faith in God

Faith in Christ Inferred from Faith in God by Matthew Henry.Faith in Christ Inferred from Faith in God

Matthew Henry, in an exposition of John 14:1: “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me,” makes plain that a person cannot simply believe in God, but must also believe in Jesus Christ. The “natural religion” of belief in God cannot Biblically stand without the revealed religion of Jesus Christ. In the first part he describes the objects of our faith, the Father and the Son. In the second part he shows the acts of our faith in Christ must be the same as our acts of our faith in God. In the third part he shows the necessary connection between believing in God and believing in Jesus Christ.

Paperback 8X5.25, 72 pages, link, ISBN 9781946145123


The Forgiveness of Sin As a Debt

The Forgiveness of Sin As a Debt by Mathew Henry.The Forgiveness of Sin As a Debt

 Matthew Henry presents a rigorous treatment of the Gospel, describing sin as a debt, as found in Matthew 6:12. He says: “This similitude, which represents sin as a debt, and the pardon of sin as the forgiving of that debt, our Saviour often used: and it is a proper one, and very significant.” This first part answers the questions of how we are in debt to God, what kind of debt sin is, what kind of debtors sinners are, and the danger of these debts. The second part covers what is included in the forgiveness of sin as a debt, why we have hope for it, and what is required of us. The third part gives six applications. This hard to find sermon is sure to interest anyone looking into the heart of Christianity.

Paperback 8X5.25, 72 pages, link, ISBN 9781946145086