Resources providing historical information as well as spiritual encouragement from the lives of fellow-members of the Body of Christ who now "sleep with the Lord."
|Adlai Loudy: A Brief History of My Early Life and Ministry & Light at the Crossroads (#2251) by Adlai Loudy. A memorial history of Loudy’s early ministry as well as his work in Fairview Crossroads, SC and Pulaski, VA, etc. Facsimile. Paperback, 104 Pages. $10.95|
|Biography of Rev. Hosea Ballou (#2374) Maturin Murray Ballou (1820-1895). It is the usual practice with biographers to dwell at length and in explanation upon the discoveries and doctrines of the object of their labors, forgetting, apparently, that these things are almost universally known already, and that the main design of a biography should be to make public and illustrate the private life of those whom the world already knows as philosophers, statesmen, divines, or otherwise. Facsimile Paperback. 404 Pages. $23.95|
|Biography of William Henry Ryder (#3524) by John Wesley Hanson. William Henry Ryder (1822-1888), born in Provincetown, MA, studied at the Pembroke Academy in NH and the Liberal Institute in Clinton, NY. He pastored various Universalist Churches (Concord and Nashua, NH; Roxbury, MA; Chicago, IL). He was an early abolitionist that organized an industrial school for African American children as an agency of his church in Chicago after the Civil War. He received honorary degrees from Harvard (1860) and Lombard University (1863). “A too truthful axiom declares, ‘Few men are heroes to their valets.’ Most men look larger, their reputations loftier, and they more worthy, seen through the perspective of distance. But there are men who are loved most by those who know them best. Such a man was William Henry Ryder.” – J. W. Hanson. Facsimile. Paperback. 330 Pages. $19.95|
|Charles H. Welch: An Autobiography (#6243) Hardback. 156 pages. $19.95|
|E. W. Bullinger: A Biography (#4801) by Juanita S. Carey. A behind-the-scenes look at the man who devoted his life to the careful analysis of the biblical text -- a man rooted in the belief that the Bible truly is the written word of God. A man who had one lifelong ambition – to search the word of God with diligence and faithfully pass on to others the truth he found there. 19 pictures. 316pp PB $19.95|
|Fifty Years in the Church of Rome (#2619) by Father Charles Chiniquy (1807-1865) This book is written by one who knows. Born and raised in Catholicism, for twenty-five years Father Chiniquy was a prominent priest in the Roman Catholic Church. He saw; he heard; he experienced things the Church of Rome tries to keep hidden. Chiniquy’s whole being revolted against the practices in the Church. Helpless within that church, he removed her shackles and stepped out a free man. As an ex-priest he lays bare to public view many facts which Protestants had previously regarded as unbelievable and the Roman Catholic Church had branded as rumor. This book is filled with human interest, holding the reader’s interest from the first page to the very last. It is a warning to the unwary non-Catholic. It is an appeal to the Roman clergy and laity. Facsimile Paperback. 860 Pages. 2 Volume Set. $34.95|
|J.C. O’Hair and the Origins of the American Grace Movement (#0188) by Dale DeWitt & Bryan Ross. J.C. O’Hair (1876-1958) had a ministry that emphasized Paul’s message of salvation by grace, holding a Mid-Acts Dispensational position that recognized the prominent place of Israel, the law, and the available Messianic kingdom at the beginning of the Book of Acts, with a subsequent changeover to grace and the free inclusion of the Gentiles for the remainder of the book. This work takes a look at the theological journey of one man who would become the foundation upon which the so-called “Grace Movement” would rise. It includes compiled original articles that appeared in Truth Magazine. 282 pages. Hardback. $19.95|
|Hosea Ballou: A Marvelous Life-Story (#1834) Oscar F. Safford, D.D. (1837-1907) A biography of a great Universalist theologian with most picturesque character. 978-1-62904-183-4 Paperback. 304 Pages. (fc) $21.95|
|John Nelson Darby (#1827) by W. G. Turner. This looks into the life and labors of John Nelson Darby and was heartily commended by William Kelly the editor of Darby’s Synopsis and Collected Writings. 978-1-62904-182-7 Paperback. 86 Pages. (fc) $11.95|
|Life of Edwin H.
Chapin D.D. (#2206) by Sumner Ellis. While living in
Utica, NY, Edwin Hubbell Chapin (1814-1880) wondered into the offices of
the Evangelical Magazine and Gospel Advocate, a Universalist magazine.
He was intrigued by the books on display advocating a God of love rather
than fear. He met and talked with the magazine’s editor, Aaron Grosh,
and with various Universalist teachers. He would come to be the
magazine’s assistant editor.
He pastored churches in Richmond, VA, Boston, MA and New York City. He served as Chaplain of the Massachusetts legislature, member of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, trustee of Bellevue Medical College and Hospital, member of the New York State Historical Society, and founder of the Chapin Home for the Aged and Infirm in New York City.
He received honorary doctorates from Harvard College and Tufts College, and was the editor of the Christian Leader. One of his messages given at the Independent Christian Church (Richmond, VA), became the basis of his widely circulated tract, Universalism: What It Is Not, and What It Is (1838). “Universalism,” he wrote, was not atheism, skepticism, or deism. Instead, “it teaches that all mankind will finally be saved from sin and its consequent misery.” Facsimile Paperback. 344 Pages. $21.95
|Life of Rev Hosea
Ballou (#2183) by Thomas Whittemore (1800-1861). Hosea
Ballou (1771-1852), converted to a belief in universal salvation in
1789, become one of its most influential teachers in US history. He
pastored in Portsmouth, NH; Salem, MA; and Boston, MA. He authored books
and leaflets, as well as published The Universalist Magazine and
“A life-like portrait of the venerable man whose history it records. Of all living men, probably Thomas Whittemore is best prepared to write the life of Ballou. He was his intimate friend and companion for many years.” – Isaac Dowd Williamson (1807-1876), author of An Examination of the Doctrine of Endless Punishment.
“Mr. Whittemore is the man, above all others, to prepare the Life of Ballou. No man knew him better; no man had studied him so well. Ballou was his spiritual father; and form his early days he had been with the good man.” – William Allen Drew (1798-1879), publisher of The Gospel Banner.
Facsimile. Paperback 4-Volumes. 1624 pages. $89.95
|The Life of Rev. John Murray: Preacher of Universal Salvation (#2190) by John Murray (1741-1815). Murray, born in Hampshire, England, became the most well-known and respected voice of American Universalism during the latter part of the 1700s. He traveled extensively throughout the mid-Atlantic states. He learned of universal salvation through the ministry of James Relly. A friend of Generals George Washington and Nathanael Greene, he served as Chaplain of the Rhode Island Brigade of the Continental Arm. He was sustained in this position by the intervention of George Washington when the other chaplains wished to have him expelled over his rejection of belief in hell. He was an associate of Elhanan Winchester and Hosea Ballou, a writer of hymns and compiler of hymnals. He took his memoir to the end of 1774. It was completed by his wife, the literary pioneer Judith Sargent Murray. Facsimile. Paperback. 418 Pages. $23.95|
|The Life of Sir Robert Anderson & Lady Agnes Anderson (#0684) by A. P. Moore-Anderson (their son), 190 pages, Paperback $19.95|
|The Life Story of C.I. Scofield (#3395) by Charles G. Trumbull (1872-1941). Scofield held to a literal, grammatical and historical system of biblical interpretation. His elementary dispensational approach is remarkable in that it brought the principle of “right division” to countless millions (with just his reference Bible alone having reached 5 million copies by 1990). This biography is a facsimile of the original Oxford University Press work published in 1920. 164 pages, facsimile paperback. $14.95|
|The Lighter Side of My Official Life (#1797) Sir Robert Anderson (1841-1918). This memoir follows Anderson’s legal and secret service career including his role as Scotland Yard’s Assistant Commissioner. While Arthur Conan Doyle was entertaining London at that time with his Sherlock Holmes stories, but it was Anderson and his staff who were ridding the city of crime and criminals. 978-1-62904-179-7 Paperback. 306 Pages. (fc) $21.95|
Memoir of Thomas Whittemore (#1940) John G. Adams. An untiring worker, Thomas Whittemore (1800-1861) was a staunch defender of Universalism, both as a preacher, writer and editor. 978-1-62904-194-0 Paperback. 390 Pages. (fc) $22.95
|Presenting the Truth in Love: In Memoriam of A.E. Knoch (1874-1965). (#1874) This word consists of seven short chapters: (1) Presenting the Truth in Love – A.E. Knoch; (2) My Father – As I Remember Him – Ernest O. Knoch; (3) Knoch and His Work: A Biographical Sketch by a Close Friend and Long Time Associate – Edward H. Clayton; (4) My Brethren Background – A.E. Knoch; (5) Musings On Mount Olivet – A.E. Knoch; (6) Be Confirmed in the Faith – A.E. Knoch; (7) The Funeral Message – Herman H. Rocke. Paperback. 50 pages. $4.95|
|Steps I Have Taken, The by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. (#1175) A short autobiographical work. 65 pages, Paperback, $5.95|
|Though I Spoke With Tongues: A Personal Testimony (#2367) by Dr. A. (Anderw) J. (Jackson) “Jack” Roddy (1919-1997). “This was written by one who for number of years was a member of a modern “Pentecostal” group. The author simply outlines his own personal testimony and observation. Coupled with the simple, clear explanation is a commendable charity. Indeed, often it seemed that the writer went out of his way to avoid any charge of unfairness.” – Leslie K. Tarr, The Gospel Witness (January 6, 1955) Roddy was Professor of Greek and Hebrew at New Orleans Baptist Seminary, and Chairman of the Department of Modern Languages at California Baptist College (Riverside). Facsimile. Paperback. 66 pages. $8.95|
|Vladimir Michael Gelesnoff (1877-1921): In Memoriam (#5603) by A.E. Knoch (1874-1965), et al. This is a crucial historical account of one of true unsung heroes of the re-discovery of Scripture truth. Gelesnoff was a true pioneer in themes of the Universal Reconciliation, as well as those of the Secret Administration. One of the rare exceptions of “not many wise … not many noble” (I Corinthians 1:26), he was of British and Italian aristocratic, as well as Russian nobility. 54 pages, paperback. $9.95|
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