Over 150 Free eBooks | Monergism

Over 150 Free eBooks Listed Alphabetically by Author | Monergism.

MonergismLogoSince Monergism has updated its list of free, high quality, classic Christian ebooks, I will make you aware once again of these fine resources.

Visit the link above to browse the list alphabetically by author and add some good digital reading material to your elibrary.

And, by the way, there are also plenty of other good reading and listening materials on the Monergism site. Browse around while you are there for more good food for the soul.

Free Reformed/Christian eBooks | Monergism

Free eBooks | Monergism.

I have pointed you to the Monergism Reformed/Christian book website before, and I do so again today. But Monergism has ramped up their free ebook service and this time I want to highlight that benefit of their ministry (They also have scores of other free resources too – mp3 files, pdf articles, etc.).

The link above will take you to the page where their free ebooks are listed (in multiple formats for most ereaders). There you will find a number of great classics there, with others being added weekly. So you will want to bookmark this page, and check back frequently.

Below is the little image and introduction Monergism has for these resources.


New Books, Review Books, & Free eBooks

On this Tuesday I am long overdue in pointing out some good books for you to pick out or check out (at your library!). So, here follows my list  of some significant new books, some review books, and some free eBooks.

GWhitefield-SLawsonLigonier’s Reformation Trust has just published a new title in its A Long Line of Godly Men series. This title, again by Dr.Steven Lawson, is on the great Calvinist evangelist George Whitefield (who also preached here in America). It is titled The Evangelistic Zeal of George Whitefield (2014, 132 pp.) and it looks to be another fine addition to this series.

FromHeavenHeCame-GibsonA major new work on a significant subject is Crossway’s From Heaven He Came and Sought Her: Definite Atonement in Historical, Biblical, Theological, and Pastoral Perspective, edited by David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson (2013; 703 pp.). Contributors include J.I.Packer, Sinclair Ferguson, Paul Helm, Carl Trueman, John Piper, etc. Here is the publisher’s description from their website:

There is a palpable sense of confusion—and sometimes even embarrassment—with regard to so-called limited atonement today, pointing to the need for thoughtful engagement with this controversial doctrine. Incorporating contributions from a host of respected theologians, From Heaven He Came and Sought Her stands as the first comprehensive resource on definite atonement as it examines the issue from historical, biblical, theological, and pastoral perspectives.

Offering scholarly insights for those seeking a thorough and well-researched discussion, this book will encourage charitable conversations as it winsomely defends this foundational tenet of Reformed theology.

I asked for and received a review copy of this book. Look for a thorough review by emeritus Prof.David J. Engelsma in the PR Theological Journal in the near future! The Seminary library also has its own copy all processed and on display now.

JKnox-SCarrI also want to include here a note about a new children’s title on John Knox by Simonetta Carr, author of the books in the “Christian Biographies for Young Readers”. If you have not yet seen or purchased the books in this series, you ought to. They are fine additions to your family library. And yes, by all means, read them to your children! *Note: I just received notice via email that Westminster Bookstore is offering the entire set of seven books in this series at 50% off!  Seven volumes for $63! Now is a great time to purchase the entire set.

Here is the publisher’s note on this latest book:

From armed bodyguard to galley slave, from loving husband and father to fiery preacher, John Knox was moved by a relentless passion for the honor of God and the purity of His truth and worship. Yet when he was a schoolboy growing up in the small Scottish town of Haddington, he could never have imagined that he would become a major leader of the powerful movement that transformed Scotland into one of the most committed Protestant countries in the world. Simonetta Carr tells the story of how this great Reformer, whose life began humbly, in a faraway, mysterious part of the world, influenced the church and its beliefs far beyond the borders of Scotland, shaping our thinking still today.

GodinWhirlwind-DFWellsNow, on to a couple of new review titles I received from Crossway. The first is the new title by David F.Wells, God in the Whirlwind: How the Holy-love of God Reorients Our World (2014, 266 pp.). If you have read some of the past titles by Wells (The Courage to Be ProtestantNo Place for Truth, God in the Wasteland, etc.), you know you will be challenged theologically and well-fed spiritually. I am thinking of keeping and reviewing this title myself, but I will make you aware if it is available. Here is the publisher’s blurb on this book:

Building on years of research, writing, and cross-cultural ministry, renowned author and theologian David Wells calls our attention to that which defines God’s greatness and gives shape to the Christian life: the holy-love of God.

In God in the Whirlwind, Wells explores the depths of the paradox that God is both holy and loving, showing how his holy-love provides the foundation for our understanding of the cross, sanctification, the nature of worship, and our life of service in the world. What’s more, a renewed vision of God’s character is the cure for evangelicalism’s shallow theology, with its weightless God and sentimental gospel.

The second review title I received from Crossway is J.I.Packer’s new little book, Finishing Our Course With Joy: Guidance from God for Engaging with Our Aging (2014, 106 pp.). Isn’t that a catchy title from this elderly theologian?! I would like to see a senior member (at least 65?!) take this free copy and review it for the Standard Bearer. Any takers?

And from Monergism.com comes notice of these free eBooks (and remember to check back here often and/or sign up to receive their newsletter):

Free eBooks

52 Words Every Christian Should Know by Kendell Easley

Acts of the Council of Trent with the Antidote 
by John Calvin

Warnings to the Churches by J. C. Ryle, available in Kindle .mobi and ePub formats

PrayeroftheLord-SproulAlso, during this last week of February, don’t forget that Ligonier’s free eBook of the month is R.C.Sproul, Sr.’s The Prayer of the Lord, an explanation of the Lord’s Prayer.

Monergism – Updated List of Free Puritan, Reformed & Calvinistic eBooks

Monergism :: Free eBooks.

Extravagant Grace: God's Glory Displayed in Our WeaknessMonergism.com has updated their list of free eBooks – now over 100 very good Puritan and Reformed/Calvinistic books are available in both ePub and Mobi formats.  In addition, they have many articles and chapters from classic works in pdf form. Check out their latest list at the link above! Well worth your time.

And, if you haven’t already done so, and don’t want to miss the free eBooks they offer weekly, sign up to receive their emailings. Of course, you may also shop their bookstore for the traditional print book as well 🙂

60 Free pdfs on Reformed Subjects – Monergism

MonergismLogoYesterday Monergism.com sent out an email notice advertising more of their free digital resources. The “headline” simply read this way:

60 Free Reformed Essays or Books Perfectly Formatted to Fit Your Tablet Device (.pdfs)

So, today once again, I call your attention to this fine Reformed resource center, where you will find many classics on the Reformed faith. Here are a few examples from the list:

Be sure to visit their online bookstore as well. It is now tied to Amazon, so that you can use your Amazon Prime account to get the same shipping deals, etc. while still benefiting a Reformed organization.

Miscellaneous Book Notes: J.Calvin, C.Brands, etc.

In this post I combine several book and ebook notices that crossed my desk and screen in the last few days – significant enough to note here, small enough to put together here. So here are three items for your reading interests.

1st, “Desiring God” is now offering 3 free ebooks biographies on John Calvin. Here’s their note and links:

…We’re offering three free ebooks to help you dig deeper into the life of John Calvin.

We like to think of Hebrews 11 as a divine summons for us to read Christian biography. Flawed but faith-fueling saints. Stories of grace. Deep inspiration. Some of the most worthy entertainment in the world are the stories of men of whom the world was not worthy.

2nd, I received this special note from Carol Brands, author of Little White Farm House in Iowa (visit this blog post of mine on it), about her second volume in this series, Little Yellow House in Iowa (see this earlier post):

One final Prepublication Extension! I again extend appreciation to all those who have already ordered. Over one-half of the prepublication cost is covered! Book 2 is now at the printer, who needs three weeks to print the books. Those who paid postage should receive the book before Thanksgiving, D.V. All others should receive it ASAP after Thanksgiving. This gives buyers an extra three weeks – until Nov. 17 – to get the prepublication price. If you’d like Book 2: Little Yellow House in Iowa, at the prepublication price of $10, contact Carol Brands at her email, carolbrands@email.com, or mail remittance to her address, 271 160th Avenue, Edgerton, MN 56128. Be sure to mention which church the book is to be sent to. Many thanks!

And finally, I just finished writing a couple of brief book reviews for The Standard Bearer. The two books I noted are Envisioning Hope College: Letters written by Albertus C. Van Raalte to Philip Phelps, Jr., 1857-1875 and The Two Empires in Japan: A Record of Church-State Conflict. If you are interested in reading them sooner rather than later, you may click on this pdf link: SBBookNotes2012-2

Thanks for your attention – and happy reading!