The Imitation Of Christ

Title:                  The Imitation Of Christ

Author:             Kempis, Thomas, 1380-1471.

Imprint:           U.S.A., Newberry, Bridge-Logos, ©1999.

Collation:        333 p., 140*215 mm.

ISBN:                978-0-88270-766-2

Class Code:     培灵 T I O C -TAK

 

Summary

The Imitation of Christ, which first appeared in the late fifteenth century, has without exaggeration been called the most widely read work of devotion ever written. It encourages us to live a life devoid of worldly vanities and, in the words of St. Paul, to put on Christ–that is, to imitate Christ, in order to find peace and fulfillment.

Written by a German monk for his fellow clergy, The Imitation of Christ has appeared in nearly two thousand editions and translations since it was first set in then-newly-invented movable type. Making its message out of hundreds of passages from Scripture, it succeeds in creating a powerful and attractive picture of the spiritual life for readers of any age or era.

About the Author

Thomas à Kempis(1379/80-1471)is remembered for one literal work:The imitation of Christ. He probably wrote the four books that comprise it sometime between 1420 and 1427-since the first hand-written manuscripts appeared around 1427. He was educated by a religious order called the Brethren of the Common Life, and in due course joined the order, was ordained a priest, became sub-prior of his house (in the low Countries), and died 25 July 1471 (his feast is observed a day early to avoid conflict with that of James bar-Zebedee the Apostle).

Thomas is known almost entirely for composing or compiling a manual of spiritual advice known as The Imitation of Christ, in which he urges the reader to seek to follow the example of Jesus Christ and to be conformed in all things to His will.

War On The Saints

Title:                 War On The Saints

Author:            Penn-Lewis, Jessie, 1861-1927.

Imprint:          U.S.A.: NewKensington, Whitaker House, 2017, ©1996.

Collation:        222 p., 140*215 mm.

ISBN:                978-1-62911-837-6

Class Code:     培灵 W O T S -JPL

  • Summary

The classic book on spiritual warfare – the unabridged original with appendices, not one word changed, not one word cut.

A brilliant, highly accurate description of specific ways by which the powers of darkness work to confuse, deceive, oppose, afflict, mislead or bind believers – and how to detect, oppose and overcome them. An advanced text, not for quick or easy reading. Requires study – yields keen, sure understanding. Thomas E. Lowe, Ltd. restored this full original text to the public in 1973 after many years in which the editors of the condensed edition had opposed its publication.

Today, Mrs. Penn-Lewis’s books are still widely read by Christians and deservedly so, but there is a significant exception: her most important book, War on the Saints, written in collaboration with the famous Welsh revivalist, Evan Roberts, had been only available in an abridged version. There are many books which can be abridged without losing content, but in the case of War on the Saints the word “abridged” is certainly the wrong one simply because the main thrust of her vital book was eliminated in the abridged and emasculated version. The editors based their decision to discontinue the original version “first and foremost” on their rejection of the important teaching regarding demon influence on Christians.

  • About the Author

Jessie Penn-Lewis (1861-1927) was a Welsh evangelical speaker and author of a number of Christian evangelical works. Early life Penn-Lewis was born in Victoria Terrace, Neath in 1861. Her father was a Methodist minister. She was married to William Penn-Lewis.

Welsh revivalShe was involved in the 1904-1905 Welsh Revival, one of the largest Christian revivals ever to break out, although the revival was abruptly shortened with the mental and physical collapse of one of the leaders, Evan Roberts. Penn-Lewis traveled internationally to take her message to audiences in Russia, Scandinavia, Canada, the U.S., and India.

Penn-Lewis was close to Evan Roberts and there is some controversy associated with her influence over him. After the breakdown by Roberts cut the revival short, he stayed with the Penn-Lewis’s for a couple of years, but never fully recovered. Ultimately, Penn-Lewis declared some of phenomena of the Welsh Revival to be the work of Satan, declaring her still controversial position in her book on spiritual warfare called War on the Saints, which describes the work of demons on Christians, the theme for which Penn-Lewis is most known.

The Necessity Of Prayer

Title:                 The Necessity Of Prayer(previously published as Prayer and Spiritual Warfare )

Author:            Bounds, Edward McKendree, 1935-1913.

Imprint:          U.S.A.: NewKensington, Whitaker House, 2013, ©1984.

Collation:        141 p., 140*215 mm.

ISBN:                978-1-60374-994-7

Class Code:     培灵 T N O P -EMB

  • Summary

Christians know they should pray. But how many Christians know why? E. M. Bounds provides inspiration and insight that will challenge any believer to a greater depth of personal prayer. If you want to understand the power of a life of prayer, read this book. You may never pray the same again!

  • About the Author

Edward McKendree Bounds was a Methodist minister, revivalist, author and lawyer.

Unsuccessful in the California gold rush of 1849, E.M. Bounds returned home to Missouri and became the state’s youngest practicing attorney at age 19. In his early twenties, he was deeply impacted by the Third Great Awakening, and at age 24 he was ordained for ministry. During his lifetime as a pastor, traveled as an evangelist, served as a Civil War chaplain, edited a Christian periodical and was a devoted husband and father. But E.M. Bounds is best known for prayer. His daily habit was to spend the time between 4 am and 7 am praying. His writings on prayer are widely acclaimed to be among the finest of any author before or since.

The Climax Of The Risen Life

Title:                  The Climax  Of  The Risen Life

Author:             Penn-Lewis, Jessie, 1861-1927.

Imprint:           U.S.A.: Fort Washington, CLC Publication, 2003; ©1901

Collation:        104 p., 108*178 mm.

ISBN:                0-87508-941-0

Class Code:     培灵 T C O T -JPL

  • Summary

How to know the POWER of Christ’s Resurrection. How to share Christ’s VICTORY in any situation.

Jessie Penn-Lewis gives clear valuable instruction on the various aspects of the believer’s identification with Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. All Christians who cry with the Apostle Paul, ”That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection… being made conformable unto His death,” will find help from a careful consideration of these pages.

  • About the Author

Jessie Penn-Lewis (1861-1927) was a Welsh evangelical speaker and author of a number of Christian evangelical works. Early life Penn-Lewis was born in Victoria Terrace, Neath in 1861. Her father was a Methodist minister. She was married to William Penn-Lewis.

Welsh revivalShe was involved in the 1904-1905 Welsh Revival, one of the largest Christian revivals ever to break out, although the revival was abruptly shortened with the mental and physical collapse of one of the leaders, Evan Roberts. Penn-Lewis traveled internationally to take her message to audiences in Russia, Scandinavia, Canada, the U.S., and India.

Penn-Lewis was close to Evan Roberts and there is some controversy associated with her influence over him. After the breakdown by Roberts cut the revival short, he stayed with the Penn-Lewis’s for a couple of years, but never fully recovered. Ultimately, Penn-Lewis declared some of phenomena of the Welsh Revival to be the work of Satan, declaring her still controversial position in her book on spiritual warfare called War on the Saints, which describes the work of demons on Christians, the theme for which Penn-Lewis is most known.

His Thoughts Said…His Father Said…

Title:                  His Thoughts Said…His Father Said…

Author:             Carmichael, Amy,1867-1951.

Imprint:           U.S.A.: Fort Washington, CLC Publication, 2013, © 1941.

Collation:        108 p.,  108*178 mm.

ISBN:                978-0-87508-91-3

Class Code:     培灵 H T S H -AC

  • Summary

Amy Carmichael voices the inner thoughts we all have that bring discouragement, doubt, and fear, and this gives a godly response that dispels these false ideas. His Thoughts Said … His Father Said … provides bite-sized, biblical answers to your unspoken questions about God’s guidance, spiritual dryness, God’s supply, grief and suffering, hard situations and more.

  • About the Author

Amy Wilson Carmichael (1867-1951)was a Protestant Christian missionary in India, who opened an orphanage and founded a mission in Dohnavur. She served in India for 55 years without furlough and wrote many books about the missionary work there.

Bone Of His Bone

Title:                 Bone Of His Bone

Author:            Huegel, Frederick Julius, 1889-1971.

Imprint:          U.S.A.: Fort Washington, CLC Publication, 2017, © 1999.

Collation:        120 p., 133*202 mm.

ISBN:               978-0-87508-689-7

Class Code:     培灵 B O H B -FJH

  • Summary

What if you could find the key that would deliver you from the feeling of Failure in the face of an overwhelming stream of the law of sin? The secret key, longed for by believers everywhere, is contained in the pages of Scripture and revealed here in this book. We must move past the mere IMITATION OF CHRIST to a PARTICIPATION IN HIM? His suffering, His resurrection, and His victory. We must become Bone of His Bone.

  • About the Author

F.J. Huegel(1889-1971)was converted while in college as he read The Life of Christ by F. W. Farrar. He gave himself thereafter to full-time ministry and served as a chaplain in World War I and as a missionary to Mexico for 25 years. He taught at Union Seminary in Mexico City. He also had an evangelistic ministry in Mexico’s prisons. Huegel wrote and traveled to speak for God on the power of the cross and the inner life of the believer through the believer’s participation in Christ.

Born Crucified

Title:                 Born Crucified

Author:            Maxwell, Leslie Earl, 1895-1984.

Imprint:          U.S.A.: Chicago, Moody, 2010, ©1945.

Collation:       224 p., 126*176 mm.

ISBN:               978-0-8024-5456-0

Class Code:    培灵 B C  -LEM

  • Summary

E. Maxwell writes, “The cross is the key to all situations as well as to all Scripture.”By relating the cross as essential to the life of the believer, Professor L.E. Maxwell simply and practically shows how an understanding of our identification with Christ in his death and resurrection can lead to life as it was meant to be lived. It is by living with a cross-centered perspective that we can have both victories over sin and power to serve God well.

Maxwell’s heart and vision for training up young people with the truth of God’s Word and the necessity of evangelism shine forth in this little book. Readers know authenticity when they read it – and Maxwell exudes it.

  • About the Author

Leslie Earl Maxwell (July 2, 1895 – 1984), was an American-born Canadian educator and minister.

Maxwell was born in Salina, Kansas in 1895. He was a graduate of the Midland Bible Institute, a short-lived school of the Christian and Missionary Alliance in Kansas City. He was invited to come to the town of Three Hills, Alberta by J. Fergus Kirk, a Presbyterian lay preacher, and farmer. Maxwell’s assignment was to teach the Bible to the local young people through a structured curriculum he was to develop. On October 9, 1922, the Prairie Bible Institute was opened with eight students.

E. Maxwell readily became the school’s dynamic principle and eventual president. Under his leadership, Prairie Bible Institute grew to become Canada’s premier missionary training center with international influence among evangelical Christians. In addition to the Bible School in Three Hills, another Bible Institute was initiated in the north at Sexsmith, Alberta and a Christian Academy was added on the Three Hills campus in the 1930s. After Maxwell’s death in 1984 two more post-secondary schools were created to train missionary pilots and professional trades personnel. Today, as many as 900 students study each year at one of these five schools founded or influenced by L.E. Maxwell.

Over the course of his teaching ministry Maxwell authored several books including Born Crucified, Crowded to Christ, “Abandoned to Christ”. and World Missions: Total War. Another book he had been working on, Women In Ministry, was published after Maxwell’s death by co-author and fellow Bible educator, Ruth Dearing. After 58 years as principal, president, and professor, L. E. Maxwell retired in the spring of 1980 near the age of 85.