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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. Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781946145079

 
$6.95

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, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781946145130

 
$9.95

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, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781946145178

 
$8.95

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, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781946145161

 
$7.95

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, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781946145192

 
$7.95

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, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781946145208

 
$7.95

Some New Thoughts for the New Year

Some New Thoughts for the New Year by The Cheap Repository Tracts.Some New Thoughts for the New Year

Diligence in business and eternal affairs is a matter for self-reflection. If one’s business is prosperous it does not indicate that one’s spiritual life is in order. The book encourages one to worship God in public and in secret and to read the Scriptures. “Showing how Mr. Thrifty the great mercer succeeded in his trade, by always examining his books soon after Christmas, and how Mr. Careless, by neglecting this rule, let all his affairs run to ruin before he was aware of it. After which some Christian help is offered to all those persons, high or low, who have a mind to examine into the account of their own lives during the last year.”

Paperback 4X6, 60 pages, 1 illus, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781946145093; Vintage Chapbook Series

 
$4.95

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, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781946145185 

 
$6.95

The Story of Joseph and His Brethren

The Story of Joseph and His Brethren by The Cheap Repository Tracts.The Story of Joseph and His Brethren

This book tells the Biblical story of Joseph with commentary about the spiritual principals involved. The topics included are hatred, revenge, envy, lying, and the false idea of “luck.” God’s providence is one of the chief things to be learned, because it is God who lifts people up. “God was blessing you by means of those very things which were thought at the time so terrible.”

Paperback 4X6, 120 pages, 5 illus. Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781946145147; Vintage Chapbook Series

 
$5.45

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, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781946145154

 
$6.95