Classic Christian Library

A library of the best Christian works,

over the centuries.

Here we plan to collect the best in Christian writing online, all as free PDF files (eBooks, if you will). Our plan is to provide eBooks of all types of Christian writing (Bible commentaries, systematic theologies, devotional works, topical studies, etc.), from many periods of Christian history (the early Church fathers, Puritans, Reformed, etc.). With the help of projects such as the Google Library Project, and the Internet Archive, it has become possible for anyone with a computer, and an Internet connection to have access to an excellent Christian library free of charge, that just 15 or so years ago would have cost tens of thousands of dollars. To save you the time of digging through the Google and Internet Archive web sites, we are collecting these works here. This is a curated site, that contains works that are well-written, by writers who respect the divine inspiration of the Bible. If there is a public domain work that you think belongs on this site, please email me at ssper@ClassicChristianLibrary.com, and I will consider its inclusion. Also, if you find any broken links, please notify me.  Enjoy! Updates?: If you want to be notified about updates/additions/changes to this Web site, send a request to:  ssper@ClassicChristianLibrary.com The Classic Christian Library is curated by Scripture Studies (A journal dedicated to the exposition of the Bible). Visit Scripture Studies here, for more free Bible study resources: http://www.ScriptureStudies.com "Divines who have studied the Scriptures have left us great stores of holy thought which we do well to use. Their expositions can never be a substitute for our own meditations, but as water poured down a dry pump often sets it to work to bring up water of its own, so suggestive reading sets the mind in motion on its own account." -- Charles Spurgeon, Commenting and Commentaries

Christian Quote of the Week (or so!)

Heeding the Bible’s Wisdom "The children of Wisdom accept her words. They do not shut their ears against them. They do not slight them. They do not hastily and thoughtlessly disregard them. They give them what they are entitled to, a serious and deliberate attention. They listen, they remember, they meditate, they examine, they accept, they lay up for use.—The words of divine wisdom are now in the Bible. There the voice of Wisdom, and of God, addresses you. In reading the Bible, you should consider yourselves as listening to God. And it is a blessed privilege to have this Word in your possession,—to have God addressing you in it." -- Ralph Wardlaw (1779-1853), from Lectures on the Book of Proverbs, Lecture V (1844) Related Bible Verse:  "My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,  preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck" (Proverbs 3:21-22) Note: The work from which the above quote was taken (Lectures on the Book of Proverbs), is available as a PDF eBook at the Classic Christian Library, free of charge at: http://www.classicchristianlibrary.com/library/wa rdlaw_ralph/Wardlaw- Vol_I_lecturesonbookp01wardgoog.pdf If you would like to be sent the Christian Quote of the Week each week, via email, please send an email request to ssper@ClassicChristianLibrary.com To review past Christian Quotes of the Week click here.
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Classic Christian Library

A library of the best Christian works,

over the centuries.

Here we plan to collect the best in Christian writing online, all as free PDF files (eBooks, if you will). Our plan is to provide eBooks of all types of Christian writing (Bible commentaries, systematic theologies, devotional works, topical studies, etc.), from many periods of Christian history (the early Church fathers, Puritans, Reformed, etc.). With the help of projects such as the Google Library Project, and the Internet Archive, it has become possible for anyone with a computer, and an Internet connection to have access to an excellent Christian library free of charge, that just 15 or so years ago would have cost tens of thousands of dollars. To save you the time of digging through the Google and Internet Archive web sites, we are collecting these works here. This is a curated site, that contains works that are well-written, by writers who respect the divine inspiration of the Bible. If there is a public domain work that you think belongs on this site, please email me at ssper@ClassicChristianLibrary.com, and I will consider its inclusion. Also, if you find any broken links, please notify me.  Enjoy! Updates?: If you want to be notified about updates/additions/changes to this Web site, send a request to: ssper@ClassicChristianLibrary.com The Classic Christian Library is curated by Scripture Studies (A journal dedicated to the exposition of the Bible). Visit Scripture Studies here, for more free Bible study resources: http://www.ScriptureStudies.com "Divines who have studied the Scriptures have left us great stores of holy thought which we do well to use. Their expositions can never be a substitute for our own meditations, but as water poured down a dry pump often sets it to work to bring up water of its own, so suggestive reading sets the mind in motion on its own account." -- Charles Spurgeon, Commenting and Commentaries

Christian Quote of the Week (or so!)

Heeding the Bible’s Wisdom "The children of Wisdom accept her words. They do not shut their ears against them. They do not slight them. They do not hastily and thoughtlessly disregard them. They give them what they are entitled to, a serious and deliberate attention. They listen, they remember, they meditate, they examine, they accept, they lay up for use.—The words of divine wisdom are now in the Bible. There the voice of Wisdom, and of God, addresses you. In reading the Bible, you should consider yourselves as listening to God. And it is a blessed privilege to have this Word in your possession,—to have God addressing you in it." -- Ralph Wardlaw (1779-1853), from Lectures on the Book of Proverbs, Lecture V (1844) Related Bible Verse:  "My son, do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight,  preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck" (Proverbs 3:21-22) Note: The work from which the above quote was taken (Lectures on the Book of Proverbs), is available as a PDF eBook at the Classic Christian Library, free of charge at: http://www.classicchristianlibrary.com/library/wardlaw_ralph/Wardl aw-Vol_I_lecturesonbookp01wardgoog.pdf If you would like to be sent the Christian Quote of the Week each week, via email, please send an email request to ssper@scripturestudies.com To review past Christian Quotes of the Week click here.