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Monday, 31 October 2011

Answers to Questions by Muslims About the Bible by Paul L Canner




Summary: 8 questions asked by Muslims about the Bible. This brochure makes for good preparation for effective witness.

Brochure.
Pages: 8
Size: 91 x 218mm
Bible Truth Publishers.

Bible Verions: KJV

Mental Illness: A Scriptural Perspective of Mental Illness and Behavioral Disorders by William J Prost

Click here to look inside the book
Summary: A balanced look at mental illness from the perspective of the Scriptures. Very helpful.

Paperback.
Pages: 98
Size: 127 x 203mm
Bible Truth Publishers

Bible Version KJV, New Translation (JN Darby)

The Bible: Its Proofs and Power by JN Darby


Full text of leaflet:
I have a profound, unfeigned faith in the Bible. Through grace, I have been converted, enlightened, quickened, and saved by it. Through the Bible I have received the knowledge of God, to adore the perfections of Jesus—the Saviour, joy, strength, and comfort of my soul. Many have been indebted to ministers of the gospel or to friends as the means of their being brought to God—this was not my case. That work, which is always God's, was wrought in me by means of the written Word. He who knows the value of Jesus will know how precious the Bible will be to such a one as myself.
If I have failed the Bible, in nearly thirty years' of difficult and varied life and labor, I have never found it to fail me. If it has not failed for the poor and needy circumstances of time, through which we feebly pass, I am assured it will never fail for eternity: "the word of God … abideth for ever" (1 Peter 1:23).
Just as the love of God reaches even to me, applying itself to every detail of my feebleness and failure, proving to be divine by doing so, the Word of God, which reaches down even to my low estate, also reaches up to God's height, because it is from God. As Jesus came from God and went to God, so does the Book that divinely reveals Him come from and lead to Him. If received, it has brought the soul to God, for He has revealed Himself in it. Its positive proofs are all in itself. The sun needs no light to see it by.
I declare, in the fullest, clearest, and distinctest manner possible, my deep, divinely-taught conviction of the inspiration of the Scriptures. When I read the Bible, I read it as of absolute authority for my soul as God's Word. There is no higher privilege than to have communications directly from God Himself.
For nearly thirty years, my joy, my comfort, my food, and my strength have been the Scriptures received without question as the Word of God. At the beginning of that period, I was put through the deepest exercise of soul on this point. Were heaven and earth, the visible church, and man himself to crumble away, I would, through grace, hold to the Word as an unbreakable link between my soul and God. Because of what we are, I do not doubt that the grace of the Holy Spirit is needed to make the Word profitable, and to give it real authority to our souls, but that does not change what it is in itself. To be true when it is received, it must have been true before.
Here I will add, that although it requires the grace of God and the work of the Holy Ghost to give it quickening power, yet God's Word—divine truth—has a hold on the natural conscience from which it cannot escape. The light detects the wrong-doer, though he may hate the light. This is exactly what shows the wickedness of man's will in rejecting God's Word. Men resist it because it is true. Did it not reach their conscience, they would not take so much effort to get rid of it or to disprove it. Men do not arm themselves against straws, but against a sword whose keen edge is felt and feared.
The Bible speaks of grace as well as truth. It speaks of God's grace and love, Who gave His only begotten Son so that sinners like you and me might be with Him. It is His desire that we know Him deeply, intimately, and enjoy Him now; that the conscience, perfectly purged, might joy in His presence, without a cloud, without reproach, without fear. To be there in such a way, in His love, is perfect joy. The Word will tell you the truth concerning yourself, but it will also tell you the truth of a God of love, while unfolding the wisdom of His counsels.
Let me add, dear reader, that the best means by far of assuring yourself of the truth and authority of the Word of God is to read the Word itself.

Leaflet
Pages: 4
Size: 90 x 142mm
Moments With The Book

Bible Version: KJV

The Bible


Full text of leaflet:
This Book is the inspired, infallible Word of God. The Bible contains the mind of God, the state of man, the way of Salvation, the doom of sinners, and the happiness of believers. Its doctrines are holy, its precepts are binding, its histories are true, its prophecies are accurate, and its decisions are immutable. Read it to be wise, believe it to be safe, and practice it to be holy. It contains Light to direct you, Food to support you, and Comfort to cheer you. It is the traveler's Map, the pilgrim's Staff, the pilot's Compass, the soldier's Sword, and the Christian's Charter. Here Paradise is restored, Heaven opened, and the gates of hell disclosed. CHRIST IS ITS GRAND SUBJECT, our good its design, and the glory of God its end. It should fill the memory, rule the heart, and guide the feet. Read it slowly, frequently, prayerfully. It is a Mine of Wealth, a Paradise of Glory, and a River of Pleasure. It is given you in life, will be opened at the Judgment, and will be remembered forever. It involves the highest responsibility, will reward the greatest labor, and condemns all who trifle with its sacred contents.
"For ever, O Lord, Thy Word is settled in Heaven" (Psalm 119:89).
"All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness" (2 Timothy 3:16).
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path" (Psalm 119:105).
"For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12).
"And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God" (Ephesians 6:17).
"Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the Word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever" (1 Peter 1:23).
"Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Words shall not pass away" (Matthew 24:35).
"He that rejecteth Me, and receiveth not My Words, hath one that judgeth him: the Word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day" (John 12:48).

Leaflet
Pages: 2
Size: 90 x 142mm
Moments With The Book

Bible Version: KJV

Read Bookmark


Full text of bookmark:
Isaiah 34:16
Read the Scriptures regularly
Read alternately portions from the Old and New Testaments.
Read with prayer
You cannot by your own wisdom understand the Word of God. In all your reading of the Scriptures, seek carefully the help of the Holy Spirit. Ask that He will enlighten you for Jesus' sake.
Read with meditation
Ponder over what you read. The truth is thus applied to your heart. You see new and deeper meanings. It is better to think over a little than to merely read a great deal.
Read with reference to yourself
Never read with a view to instructing others, but for your own teaching. Receive blessing yourself first, and you will be able to communicate it to others. Always ask yourself: How does this affect me?"
Read with faith
Receive every word as true, with simple childlike trust; not as statements which you may or may not believe, but as the revealed Word of God. Rest upon the promises. Read them as made to you.
Read in order to put into practice
We must accept God's Word as the revelation of His will for our lives.
Thus on Thy holy Word we'd live, and feed, and grow;
Go on to know the Lord, and practice what we know.


Bookmark
Size: 71 x 170mm
Moments With The Book

Bible Version: KJV

Prayer List


On the front it is lined to allow room for one to list things to pray for.

On the back is the following:
PRAY in Jesus' Name—"Whatsoever ye shall ask in My Name, that will I do" (John 14:13).
PRAY According to God's Will—"If we ask any thing according to His will, He heareth us: and if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of Him" (1 John 5:14,15).
PRAY According to God's Word—"If ye abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you" (John 15:7).
PRAY in the Spirit—"We know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit Himself maketh intercession for us" (Romans 8:26,27; Jude 1:20).
PRAY Always—"Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints" (Ephesians 6:18).
PRAY in Everything—"Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God" (Philippians 4:6).
PRAY Boldly for Help—"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).
PRAY in Faith, Believing—Jesus said, "Have faith in God. … What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them" (Mark 11:22-24).
PRAY Persistently, PRAY Through—"Men ought always to pray, and not to faint. … Ask, and it shall be given unto you" (Luke 18:1-8; 11:5-10).
PRAY With Thanksgiving—"Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving" (Colossians 4:2).

Leaflet (card)
Pages: 2
Size: 90 x 142mm
Moments With The Book

Bible Version: KJV

Obstacles To Revival by OJS


Full text of pamphlet:
There is only one obstacle that can block up the channel and choke God's power, and that is sin. It alone can hinder the work of the Spirit and prevent a revival. "If I regard iniquity in my heart," declared David, "the Lord will not hear me" (Psalm 66:18). And in Isaiah 59:1,2, we have these significant words: "Behold, the Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: but your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear." Sin, then, is the great barrier, and it must be put away. Nor is there any alternatives. There can be no compromise. God will not work as long as there is iniquity covered up.
In Hosea 10:12 we read, "Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the Lord, till He come and rain righteousness upon you." And in 2 Chronicles 7:14, blessing is promised, based, however, upon unalterable conditions: "If My people, which are called by My Name," declares the Lord, "shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will heal their land." Hence, nothing short of a broken heart over sin, full confession and restitution, will satisfy God. Sin must be forsaken utterly.
Sorrow for the consequences and punishment of sin is not sufficient, but sorrow for sin itself as committed against God. Hell is full of remorse, but only for the punishment incurred. There is no real contrition. The rich man uttered not a word of sorrow for his sin against God (Luke 16:24). David, though guilty of both murder and adultery, saw his sin as against God alone (Psalm 51:4). Mere remorse is not true godly sorrow unto repentance. Judas, though filled with remorse, never repented.
Now God alone is able to bestow a contrite and broken heart, a sorrow that will result in the confession and forsaking of sin. And nothing short of that will suffice. "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise" (Psalm 51:17). "He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy" (Proverbs 28:13). "Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God" (Jeremiah 3:13).

There are three kinds of confession that must be considered:

1. Private Confession. Where sin has been committed against God alone, it need be confessed to none but God (1 John 1:9; Psalm 32:5).
2. Personal Confession. Where the sin has been committed against another, it must be confessed not only to God but also to the one who has been wronged. Nor will there be any peace until the confession has been made and forgiveness sought (Matthew 5:23,24).
3. Public Confession. Where the sin has been committed openly, the confession must be as public as the transgression.
As long as iniquity among the people of God is covered over and unconfessed, just so long will the Spirit of God be unable to bring about a revival. Men must get right with each other in order to be right with God.
It is a common experience for groups of people to gather together for nights of prayer for a revival and yet never have their prayers answered. What is the trouble? Let the Word of God answer. "Your iniquities have separated between you and your God and your sins have hid His face from you, that He will not hear." Hence, let us uncover our sin first of all; let us make straight the crooked ways, let us gather out the stones, and then we may ask in faith and expectancy for showers of blessing.
Now let us take our sin one by one and deal with each transgression separately. And let us ask ourselves the following questions. It may be we are guilty and God will speak to us.
  • Have we forgiven everyone? Is there any malice, spite, hatred or enmity in our hearts? Do we cherish grudges; and have we refused to be reconciled?
  • Do we get angry? Are there any uprisings within? Is it true that we still lose our temper? Does wrath hold us at times in its grip?
  • Is there any feeling of jealousy? When another is preferred before us, does it make us envious and uncomfortable? Do we get jealous of those who can pray, speak and do things better than we can?
  • Do we get impatient and irritated? Do little things vex and annoy? Or are we sweet, calm and unruffled under all circumstances?
  • Are we offended easily? When people fail to notice us and pass by without speaking, does it hurt? If others are made much of and we are neglected, how do we feel about it?
  • Is there any pride in our hearts? Are we puffed up? Do we think a great deal of our own position and attainments?
  • Have we been dishonest? Is our business open and above reproach? Do we give a yard for a yard and a pound for a pound?
  • Have we been gossiping about people? Do we slander the character of others? Are we talebearers and busybodies?
  • Do we criticize unlovingly, harshly, severely? Are we always finding fault and looking for the flaws in others?
  • Do we rob God? Have we stolen time that belongs to Him? Has our money been withheld?
  • Are we worldly? Do we pursue the pleasures, glitter, pomp, and show of this life?
  • Have we stolen? Do we take little things that do not belong to us?
  • Do we harbor a spirit of bitterness towards others? Is there hatred in our hearts?
  • Are our lives filled with lightness and frivolity? Is our conduct unseemly? Would the world by our actions consider us on its side?
  • Have we wronged anyone and failed to make restitution? Or, has the spirit of Zacchaeus possessed us? Have we restored the many little things that God has shown us?
  • Are we worried or anxious? Do we fail to trust God for our temporal and spiritual needs? Are we continually crossing bridges before we come to them?
  • Are we guilty of lustful thoughts? Do we allow our minds to harbor an impure and unholy imagination?
  • Are we true in our statements, or do we exaggerate and thus convey false impressions? Have we lied?
  • Are we guilty of the sin of unbelief? In spite of all He has done for us, do we still refuse to believe the promises of His Word?
  • Have we committed the sin of prayerlessness? Are we intercessors? Do we pray? How much time are we spending on our knees? Have we crowded prayer out of our lives?
  • Are we neglecting God's Word? How many chapters do we read each day? Are we Bible students? Do we draw our source of supply from the Scriptures?
  • Have we failed to confess Christ openly? Are we ashamed of Jesus? Do we keep our mouths closed when we are surrounded by worldly people? Are we witnessing daily?
  • Are we burdened for the salvation of souls? Have we a love for the lost? Is there any compassion in our hearts for those who are perishing?
These are the things, both negative and positive, that prevent the work of God in the midst of His people. Let us be honest and call them by their right name. "Sin" is the word that God uses. The sooner we admit that we have sinned and are ready to confess and forsake it, the sooner may we expect God to hear us and work in mighty power. Why deceive ourselves? We cannot deceive God. Then let us remove the obstacle, the hindering thing, before we take another step. "If we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged" (1 Corinthians 11:31). "Judgment must begin at the house of God" (1 Peter 4:17).
Oh then, let us plead first of all the prayer of David when he cried, "Search me, O God … and see if there be any wicked way in me" (Psalm 139:23,24). And no sooner will the obstacle of sin be taken out of the way than God will come in mighty reviving power.

Leaflet
Pages: 8
Size: 90 x 142mm
Moments With The Book

Bible Version: KJV

Cleave Unto the Lord by John N Darby


Full text of leaflet:
"[Barnabas] exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord. For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord" (Acts 11:23,24).
This is what the Christian is to do: cleave unto the Lord—abide faithfully with Him—with purpose of heart! Depend on Him. There is power and sufficiency in Christ for all He would have you do or be. Some are allowed a long season of joy on first believing; but God knows our hearts and how soon we begin to depend on our joy instead of Christ. Forget not that Christ, and not our joy, is to be our object.
Sin no longer remains upon you—God has blotted out your sins; but the flesh is in you to the end, and to avoid reaping its bitter fruits we must learn to nip off the buds which the flesh will put forth. No good fruit can come out of the old nature; it is only the new nature that bears fruit unto God. But though the flesh is in you, do not be occupied with its presence; rather, think of Christ, and seek His grace to turn away from the flesh.
As you grow in the knowledge of Christ, a joy comes which is deeper than the first joy. I have known Christ for more than forty years and I can truly say I have a thousand times more joy in Him now than I had at first. It is a deeper, calmer joy. The water rushing down a hill is beautiful to look at and makes more noise, but you will find the water in the plain is deeper, calmer, and more fruitful.
Cleave to the Lord. A distracted or divided heart is the bane of Christians. When we are after something not according to Christ we are away from the source of strength. When the soul is filled with Christ, we have no heart or eye for the trash of this world. If we are living by faith, our guidance will not be: "What harm is there in this and in that?" But rather, "Am I doing this with the approval of my Lord? Can He go along with me in this?"
Do not let the world get into your heart and distract your thoughts. I speak especially to you young ones. They who are older have had more experience of what the world is and know better its true worth. But dear young ones, it all lies shining before you, endeavoring to attract you. Its smiles are deceitful—still it smiles. It makes promises which it cannot keep—still it makes them. Your hearts cannot be satisfied by the world; it cannot fill them. Yet they are too little for Christ; He fills heaven with joy and He will fill your heart to overflowing.
Cleave to the Lord with purpose of heart. He knows how treacherous the heart is and how soon it puts anything in His place. You will indeed have to learn what is in your own heart. But abide with God and you will learn it with Him, with the realization of His grace. If you do not, you will learn it—with bitter sorrow—through the devil's successful temptation.
If you have been getting away from God and other things have come in and formed a crust over your heart, you will not get the joy back all at once. God will have you deal with this crust in true self-judgment as you return to Him. Remember that Christ bought you with His own blood so you are His, not the world's.
Do not let Satan get between you and God's grace. However careless you may have been in getting away from Him, count on His love in turning back to Him. It is His joy to see you back again. Look at the sin with horror, but never wrong Him by distrusting His love. Do not mistrust His grace; do not mistrust His love. He has loved you, loves you now, and will love you to the end.
Talk much with Jesus, your Saviour. Never be content without being able to walk and talk with Him as a dear friend. Be not satisfied with anything short of close communication of soul with Him who has loved you and washed you from your sins by His own blood. Think of what He has suffered—the judgment of sin upon the cross—to make you His own!

Leaflet
Pages: 4
Size: 90 x 142mm
Moments With The Book

Bible Version: KJV

Can I Trust the Watchtower?


Full text of leaflet:
Since their beginning in the late 1800's, "Jehovah's Witnesses" have actively spread their message around the world. What do they believe? Can they be trusted? First of all, it is worth noting that some of their teaching (regarding creation, angels, morality, apostasy in the church, etc.) is in line with what is taught in the Bible. However, the differences that do exist are so numerous and fundamental for most Christians to unhesitatingly label Jehovah's Witnesses as a "cult." Let us briefly highlight a few of the differences.
The first and most serious departure deals with the nature of Jesus Christ. "Jehovah's Witnesses" deny the eternal deity of Christ, saying rather that Jesus was originally created by God as Michael the archangel. However, Scripture proves the Lord Jesus Christ to be co-equal and co-eternal with the Father:
  • Micah 5:2; Matthew 1:23; Matthew 2:6; Psalm 45:6,7; Hebrews 1:8; John 1:1,2; John 8:58; John 10:30,33,36
"Jehovah's Witnesses" claim that Jesus rose from the dead with a "spiritual body" which was immaterial and invisible. Scripture teaches otherwise:
  • Luke 24:36-43; John 20:19-28
"Jehovah's Witnesses" also deny the Personality of the Holy Spirit, referring to Him as "God's active force." However, Scripture speaks of the Holy Spirit as a Person of the Godhead, not merely a force.
  • John 14:16,17,26; John 15:26; John 16:13,14; 2 Thessalonians 2:7; 1 Timothy 4:1
More errors concern death and judgment. For example, "Jehovah's Witnesses" teach that the soul is not immortal, but rather dies with the body. However, Scripture teaches otherwise:
  • Matthew 10:28; 2 Corinthians 5:8; Luke 23:43
Consciousness after death is also denied, but Scripture proves it.
  • Luke 16:19-31; Matthew 10:28
Eternal punishment is also denied, but Scripture affirms it.
  • Matthew 25:46; John 3:36; Revelation 14:9-11; Revelation 19:20 & 20:10; Revelation 20:14,15
One of the central teachings of "Jehovah's Witnesses" concerns Christ's future Kingdom. They predicted that Jesus Christ would return to the earth in 1873. When this was not fulfilled, the date was changed to 1874, and then again to 1914. Other dates have since come and gone, but rather than admit their error as false prophets, they have amended their views and changed their writings. After Christ did not return in 1914, they now teach that "in that year, Jesus was invisibly enthroned." However, the Bible teaches that when Jesus returns to earth to set up His kingdom, it will be neither invisible nor symbolic.
  • Matthew 24:27; Revelation 1:7; Acts 1:11; Mark 13:26
The central leadership (the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society) claims to be the sole authority for proper interpretation of the Bible. However, the past 100+ years have brought many reversals (and re-reversals) of doctrine. God's truth does not change back and forth. Read Deuteronomy 18:18-22 to compare God's view of His Prophet, Jesus Christ, and false prophets like the Watch Tower society.
There are many other important issues (including the basis of salvation) on which the teaching of "Jehovah's Witnesses" departs from Scripture. However, we trust that this brief overview serves to alert the reader to some of the dangers in their message.
When speaking with a "Jehovah's Witness," pray that God will open their eyes to the truth of Scripture. Because their doctrine is so fundamentally different, be aware that commonly-used religious words and phrases may have different meanings than you think. Remember, too, that they frequently use a version of the Scriptures (The New World Translation) which has been modified to support their false teachings.
Jesus said, "SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of Me" (John 5:39).

Leaflet
Pages: 4
Size: 90 x 142mm
Moments With The Book

Bible Version: KJV

Are You Nervous?


Full text of leaflet:
SOME YEARS ago, a lady, who tells the story herself, went to consult a famous physician about her health. She was a woman of nervous temperament, whose troubles—and she had many—had worried and excited her to such a pitch that the strain threatened her physical strength and even her reason. She gave the doctor a list of her symptoms, and answered the questions, only to be astonished at this brief prescription at the end: "Madam, what you need is to read your Bible more."
"But, doctor,—" began the bewildered patient.
"Go home and read your Bible an hour a day," the great man reiterated, with kindly authority. "Then come back to me a month from today." And he bowed her out without a possibility of further protest.
At first his patient was inclined to be angry. Then she reflected that, at least, the prescription was not an expensive one. Besides, it certainly had been a long time since she had read the Bible regularly, she reflected with a pang of conscience. Earthly cares had crowded out prayer and Bible study for years, and though she would have resented being called an irreligious woman, she had undoubtedly become a most careless Christian. She went home and set herself conscientiously to try the physician's remedy.
In one month she went back to his office.
"Well," he said, smiling as he looked at her face, "I see you are an obedient patient, and have taken my prescription faithfully. Do you feel as if you need any other medicine now?"
"No, doctor, I don't," she said honestly. "I feel like a different person. But how did you know that was just what I needed?"
For answer, the famous physician turned to his desk. There, worn and marked, lay an open Bible.
"Madam," he said with deep earnestness, "if I were to omit my daily reading of this Book, I should lose my greatest source of strength and skill. I never go to an operation without reading my Bible. I never attend a distressing case without finding help in its pages. Your case called not for medicine, but for sources of peace and strength outside your own mind, and I showed you my own prescription, and I knew it would cure."
"Yet, I confess, doctor," said his patient, "that I came very near not taking it."
"Very few are willing to try it, I find," said the physician, smiling again. "But there are many, many cases in my practice where it would work wonders if they only would take it."
This is a true story. The doctor died only a little while ago, but his prescription remains. Will you not try it?
"My son, attend to My words; incline thine ear unto My sayings…. For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh" (Proverbs 4:20,22).
"Great peace have they which love Thy law: and nothing shall offend them" (Psalm 119:165).

Leaflet
Pages: 4
Size: 90 x 142mm
Moments With The Book

Bible Version: KJV

Saturday, 29 October 2011

About the Future: Where is Everything Going? by Bert Cargill

Summary: An outline of what the future holds according to God's Word.

About series #3

Booklet
Pages: 15
Size:105 x 148mm
John Ritchie Ltd.

Bible Version: KJV

About the Past: Where Did Everything Come From? by Bert Cargill


Summary: Answering questions like 'How did it all begin?' and 'How and why did we get here?' this booklet looks at the theory of evolution in light of God's Word.

About series #1

Booklet
Pages: 16
Size:105 x 148mm
John Ritchie Ltd.

Bible Version: KJV

About the Present: What Am I Doing Here? by Bert Cargill



Summary:  You are not here by accident. Even where you are just now, reading this, follows on from what you have been doing before. National background and family history influence the start of life's road. Perhaps many a twist and turn has brought you to where you are at the present time.
It was God who put you in this world. What are you going to do with the life He gave you? The present time is yours to make the most of. Don't put off doing what matters. Serve God where you are. Be ready and willing to do whatever He asks you and to go wherever He sends you. Message appropriate for both believers and unsaved.

About series #3

Booklet
Pages: 13
Size:105 x 148mm
John Ritchie Ltd.

Bible Version: KJV

About Death: Why Is It So Sad? by Bert Cargill



Summary: The person you loved so much has now gone. You wish they were still here, and you know they will not be here again. You feel sad.
The sharpness of your grief in the early days of your bereavement will gradually ease, but your loss and its consequences will be with you as long as life itself lasts. During all the at time you can be sure of the tender sympathy of the Lord Jesus. You can experience His promised presence each day. In your weakness you can depend upon His strength to sustain you to the very end.
About series #6

Booklet
Pages: 13
Size:105 x 148mm
John Ritchie Ltd.

Bible Version: KJV

About birth: Why is it so Wonderful? by Bert Cargill


Summary: Congratulations on the birth of your baby! May this little one bring you great happiness as the years pass. It is special how your baby is so dependent on you for everything just now. God has made us special in many ways, God has given to humans a soul and a spirit which are eternal. Pray that the Lord will lay His hand upon your little one and enable you to bring him/her up to know and love Him for themselves. Message appropriate for both believers and unsaved.

About series #4

Booklet
Pages: 12
Size:105 x 148mm
John Ritchie Ltd.

Bible Version: KJV

Focus On: Separation



Summary: What does it mean to be separate from unbelievers, as we are told in 2 Corinthians 6:17?
It obviously cannot mean that Christians are not to meet, talk to, eat with, work with, or live alongside to those who are not Christians. That would require total isolation and segregation in self-contained colonies of some sort! Besides, the Lord Jesus has commanded His people to go into all the world and preach the gospel (Mark 16:15), and the most effective way to present the gospel to unbelievers is to live our its characteristics before them in every-day life. To be separate is to be different; to live among people yet be distinct from them; to get close to them without being identified with them in aims, habits, partnerships or fellowships. It means never taking on an "unequal yoke", a scriptural term (2 Corinthians 6:14) which we explore in this booklet.  This booklet examines the nature of the relationship between believer and unbeliever.

Ritchie Booklets #7

Booklet
Pages: 20
Size: 105 x 148mm
John Ritchie Ltd. 1996

Bible Version: KJV

Focus On: Assurance of Salvation


Summary: In this booklet, you will read that:
  • the Gospel is God's message of a present salvation available to all
  • the way of salvation is through a personal faith in Jesus Christ alone, as Redeemer and Saviour
  • the assurance of salvation comes by receiving what God has given, and by believing what God has said
This booklet is about this greatest Book of all. Its purpose is to help, especially young Christians, to search, reverence, and obey God's Word, so that its authority will be owned in every department of life.

Ritchie Booklets #2

Booklet
Pages: 11
Size: 105 x 148mm
John Ritchie Ltd. 1996

Bible Version: KJV

About Illness: Why Is It So Strange? by Bert Cargill


Summary: Jesus, The Great Physician, as well as by taking the advice of those who are caring for you professionally. But when our bodies do wear out and eventually fail, what a wonderful prospect we have of receiving a new body, like Christ's body of glory, never to be diseased or decay or grow old, never to feel sorrow, never to die. All this will happen when the Lord Jesus comes, and that could be very, very soon. Message appropriate for both believers and unsaved.

About series #5

Booklet
Pages: 14
Size:105 x 148mm
John Ritchie Ltd.

Bible Version: KJV

Let's Talk About Courtship by John Grant


Summary: Straight-forward and practical, this booklet lays about some Biblical principles governing courtship.

Contents:
  • Married or unmarried?
  • The right partner
  • "Keep thyself pure"
  • Engagement
  • A scriptural example of courtship
  • A closing word

Review of The Family Series: Family life and family values are under threat more than ever before, yet the family is the one stabilising unit for all of society. So many individual, community and national problems can be traced back to the sad disintegration of family life.
Of course, it was God who designed the family unit for the well-being of mankind, young and old. In this series of booklets, we are taken back to the Bible to see again that God's principles are the only secure foundations for our lives.

Booklet.
Pages: 27
Size: 148 x 211mm
John Ritchie Ltd. 2006

Bible Version: KJV

Let's Talk About Bereavement by John Grant


Summary: Straight-forward and practical, this booklet lays about some Biblical principles for the encouragement of those who have lost a loved one.

Contents:
  • Introduction
  • What happens at death
  • Sorrow
  • Those who sleep in Jesus
  • The prospects
  • In the meantime

Review of The Family Series: Family life and family values are under threat more than ever before, yet the family is the one stabilising unit for all of society. So many individual, community and national problems can be traced back to the sad disintegration of family life.
Of course, it was God who designed the family unit for the well-being of mankind, young and old. In this series of booklets, we are taken back to the Bible to see again that God's principles are the only secure foundations for our lives.

Booklet.
Pages: 24
Size: 148 x 211mm
John Ritchie Ltd. 2006

Bible Version: KJV

Let's Talk About Employment


Summary: Straight-forward and practical, this booklet lays about some Biblical principles governing employment.

Contents:
  • Commencing employment
  • The responsibility of work
  • The believer as an employee
  • The believer as an employer
  • Being moved
  • Dishonest dealings
  • Unemployment
  • 'Little' matters which are important
  • A closing word

Review of The Family Series: Family life and family values are under threat more than ever before, yet the family is the one stabilising unit for all of society. So many individual, community and national problems can be traced back to the sad disintegration of family life.
Of course, it was God who designed the family unit for the well-being of mankind, young and old. In this series of booklets, we are taken back to the Bible to see again that God's principles are the only secure foundations for our lives.

Booklet.
Pages: 37
Size: 148 x 211mm
John Ritchie Ltd. 2006

Bible Version: KJV

Let's Talk About the Unequal Yoke by John Grant


Summary: Straight-forward and practical, this booklet lays about some Biblical principles governing the various relationships of life.

Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The teaching of the Bible
  • The unequal yoke of marriage
  • The unequal yoke of business
  • The unequal yoke of religion
  • Other associations
  • Examples from Scripture
  • Conclusion

Review of The Family Series: Family life and family values are under threat more than ever before, yet the family is the one stabilising unit for all of society. So many individual, community and national problems can be traced back to the sad disintegration of family life.
Of course, it was God who designed the family unit for the well-being of mankind, young and old. In this series of booklets, we are taken back to the Bible to see again that God's principles are the only secure foundations for our lives.

Booklet.
Pages: 32
Size: 148 x 211mm
John Ritchie Ltd. 2006

Bible Version: KJV

Let's Talk About the Teenage Years by John Grant


Summary: Straight-forward and practical, this booklet lays about some Biblical principles for those who are parents of teenagers. Includes some advice for teenagers.

Contents:
  • Anticipating the teenage years
  • Facing parental responsibilities
  • Facing rebellion
  • Facing lack of spiritual interest
  • Advice for teenagers
  • An example of bad parenthood
  • A final word

Review of The Family Series: Family life and family values are under threat more than ever before, yet the family is the one stabilising unit for all of society. So many individual, community and national problems can be traced back to the sad disintegration of family life.
Of course, it was God who designed the family unit for the well-being of mankind, young and old. In this series of booklets, we are taken back to the Bible to see again that God's principles are the only secure foundations for our lives.

Booklet.
Pages: 37
Size: 148 x 211mm
John Ritchie Ltd. 1998

Bible Version: KJV

Let's Talk About Grandparents by John Grant


Summary: Straight-forward and practical, this booklet lays about some Biblical principles for grandparents to encourage and instruct.

Contents:
  • Introduction
  • The blessing of grandchildren
  • The benefits of later years
  • The role of wise grandparents
  • Facing spiritual problems
  • Things to be avoided
  • A final word

Review of The Family Series: Family life and family values are under threat more than ever before, yet the family is the one stabilising unit for all of society. So many individual, community and national problems can be traced back to the sad disintegration of family life.
Of course, it was God who designed the family unit for the well-being of mankind, young and old. In this series of booklets, we are taken back to the Bible to see again that God's principles are the only secure foundations for our lives.

Booklet.
Pages: 25
Size: 148 x 211mm
John Ritchie Ltd. 1999

Bible Version: KJV

Let's Talk About Higher Education by John Grant


Summary: Straight-forward and practical, this booklet lays about some Biblical principles for the consideration of any person considering higher education.

Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Choosing a university or college
  • Being away from home
  • Being a student
  • Ordering your priorities
  • What church?
  • What about the prodigal?
  • A final word

Review of The Family Series: Family life and family values are under threat more than ever before, yet the family is the one stabilising unit for all of society. So many individual, community and national problems can be traced back to the sad disintegration of family life.
Of course, it was God who designed the family unit for the well-being of mankind, young and old. In this series of booklets, we are taken back to the Bible to see again that God's principles are the only secure foundations for our lives.

Booklet.
Pages: 35
Size: 148 x 211mm
John Ritchie Ltd. 2000

Bible Version: KJV

Let's Talk about Giving by John Grant


Summary: Straight-forward and practical, this booklet lays about some Biblical principles governing giving.

Contents:
  • Should I give?
  • Shoul I tithe?
  • What should I give?
  • How should I give?
  • How much should I give?
  • To whom should I give?
  • The cycle of giving
  • Who are the beneficiaries of giving?
  • Encouragements to give
  • Let us do good

Review of The Family Series: Family life and family values are under threat more than ever before, yet the family is the one stabilising unit for all of society. So many individual, community and national problems can be traced back to the sad disintegration of family life.
Of course, it was God who designed the family unit for the well-being of mankind, young and old. In this series of booklets, we are taken back to the Bible to see again that God's principles are the only secure foundations for our lives.

Booklet.
Pages: 37
Size: 148 x 211mm
John Ritchie Ltd. 1997

Bible Version: KJV

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Amazon Adventures by Horace Banner


Summary: The Amazon Rain forest is the oldest and largest rain forest in the world, and one of the longest rivers on the planet cuts through its heart. It covers a huge area of South America and has an extremely varied plant and animal habitat. When you read this book, you will be part of an expedition and adventure into its very center. Read about the shocking electric eel, the jungle turncoat, the persistent frog and the mysterious kinkajou. Find out what lessons we can learn form these wonderful and amazing animals. Even the little white butterflies can teach us something about life and the love of God. Discover what it's like to actually live in the rain forest. Join in the adventures and experience the exciting and dangerous life of a pioneer missionary in South America.

Message: Includes the message of salvation through faith in Christ and many other Biblical lessons.

Other: Black and white line drawings throughout.

Reading level: 8-12 years

Paperback.
Pages: 92
Size: 135 x 215mm
Christian Focus Publications

Bible Version: KJV

Another Hive of Bees by Beverly Soderholm

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Summary: Eight-year-old twins, Danny and Debbie, like their cousins, decide they want to spend some vacation time on the farm with their grandparents. For children who have only know city life- each day presents exciting opportunities for them to experience new situations- especially the first day, when they encounter a hive of angry bees. From this episode grandma chooses stories from her scrapbook and skillfully develops some character lessons for each evening bedtime BEESTORY.

Message: These stories are told to help build character and teach Biblical truths. A clear gospel message included.

Other: Sequel to A Hive of Busy Bees. Line drawings illustrate some pages.

Reading level: Read to 5-7 years, Read myself 8-10 years.

Paperback.
Pages: 192
Size: 139 x 215mm
Publisher: Sure Foundation.
Bible Version: KJV

Dr. Sa’eed of Iran: Kurdish Physician to Princes and Peasants, Nobles and Nomads by Jay M Rasooli & Cady H Allen


Setting: 1863-1942, Iran

Summary: This is the thrilling story of a Kurdish doctor, his acceptance as a mullah and teacher of his people, his struggles in turning from Islam to Christianity, his resulting banishment and persecution, and his faithfulness and service to his Lord. All this adds up to a fabulous tale, more absorbing than fiction or a mystery, yet all of it is true. This story of the highest Christian courage is told against a backdrop of events that brought this region once more into focus, as a center of world political struggle and importance.

Reading level: 16 years to Adult

Paperback.
Pages: 189
Size: 137 x 216mm
William Carey Library. 1957

Bible Version: KJV

The Lord is My Shepherd by Hamilton Smith

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Summary: The twenty-third Psalm unfolds before us the blessings of one who takes his journey through this world with the Lord Jesus as his Shepherd.

Large print.

Pamphlet.
Pages: 14
Size: 139 x 21mm
Bible Truth Depot

Bible Version: KJV or New Translation (JN Darby)


Also available in Spanish:
Large print.
Pamphlet.
Pages: 14
Size: 139 x 216mm
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 Bible Truth Publishers

Looking Unto Jesus by Theodore Monod



Summary: Looking unto Jesus, the Crucified One, the Risen One, the Glorified One. Only three words, but they are the basis for the life of faith in Christ. Look to Him as risen glorified revealed by the Holy Spirit who gives repentance to receive from Him the task for each day Looking unto Him NOW, AFRESH, ONLY, STILL, ALWAYS.
Booklet
Pages: 27
Size: 87 x 121mm
Christian Book Room

Bible Version: KJV

Little Is Much When God Is in It by Mrs Cyril Bird


Summary:Never Underestimate the Sum of Little + God. Sister Abigail was having a rather rough day. She wanted to get a few things done to help a poor old Christian. Everything was falling behind schedule when she got a last minute interruption, missed her transportation and then had to wait 15 more minutes. When she boarded the next street car the conductor refused her tract saying he was a good not wicked man. Friends prayed for the man but the next morning word arrived that he was killed in a sudden and tragic accident. A waste of a tract? He had taken others in the past but refused this one. You haven’t heard the rest of the story. There’s more, lots more unexpected twists to the events of that day. They were unexpected by Abigail on that rough day, but not by the Lord.

A true story.

Booklet
Pages: 56
Size: 93 x 126mm
Gospel Folio Press

Bible Version: KJV

Kinsmen of Abraham: Understanding Islam by Rafique


Summary: An introduction to Islam's history, prophet, teachings, practices, spread and the challenge of Islam.

Booklet
Pages: 36
Size: 133 x 204mm
Grace & Truth

Bible Version: NKJV

Kindness Beyond Measure by Dr Usher

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Summary: A conversation with an Islamic prince about the Trinity and how God can righteously forgive the sinner.

Booklet
Pages: 16
Size: 95 x 128mm
Bible Light Publishers

Bible Version: KJV

Keep On Keeping On by LB Flynn


Summary: Encouragement in well-doing, weariness, waiting and reaping. For anyone involved in the service for the Lord - Sunday School, Scripture classes, missionairies, etc.

Leaflet
Pages: 4
Size: 82 x 138mm
Gospel Tract Society

Bible Version: KJV

Joy’s Morning by Leslie L Winters


Summary: While one cannot expect life to be the same as before one's bereavement, there will be benefits to anticipate. Comfort for those who have lost a loved one written by a widower.

Brochure.
Pages: 6
Size: 94 x 217mm
Bible Truth Publishers.

Bible Version: KJV

The Journey of Life: Reflections on Acts 27 by Doug Nicolet


Summary: Counsel for young and old Christians from Acts 27.

Pamphlet
Pages: 48
Size: 140 x 216mm
Bible Truth Publishers

Bible Version: KJV

The Journey and Its End by A J Pollock


Summary: We are all, the young and the old, travellers on the road of time. None of us knows whent the end of that journey—- the journey to eternity—-will be reached. Where will you spend eternity? Short gospel stories and messages.

Booklet
Pages: 160
Size: 103 x 150mm
Central Bible Hammond Trust

Bible Version: KJV

The Epistles of John: An Expository Outline by Hamilton Smith


Excerpt: May we, then, emulate the lowliness and spirituality of Gaius, take warning by Diotrephes and seek so to live, that like Demetrius, we have a good report of all.

Note: All Hamilton Smith's Expository Outlines are brief, concise and more easily read than many of the older writers.

Paperback.
Pages: 48
Size: 125 x 185mm

Bible Version: KJV or New Translation (JN Darby)

In the Potter's Hands: Pressures, Trial and Fire in the Path of Faith by Doug Nicolet

Summary: Practical lessons drawn from a detailed description of the making of pottery.

Highly recommended.

Pamphlet
Pages: 48
Size: 140 x 216mm
Bible Truth Publishers

Bible Version: KJV

If We Could See Beyond Today by Norman J. Clayton & My Guide by Kae Jaworski


Full text of poem leaflet:
If we could see beyond today
As God can see,
If all the clouds should roll away,
The shadows flee;
O’er present griefs we would not fret,
Each sorrow we would soon forget,
For many joys are waiting yet
For you and me.
If we could know beyond today
As God doth know,
Why dearest treasures pass away,
And tears must flow;
And why the darkness leads to light,
Why dreary days will soon grow bright,
Some day life’s wrong will be made right,
Faith tells us so.
If we could see, if we could know
We often say,
But God in love a veil doth throw
Across our way.
We cannot see what lies before,
And so we cling to Him the more,
He leads us till this life is o’er,
Trust and obey.
—Norman J. Clayton

My Guide
I know not the way I am going,
But well do I know my Guide!
With a childlike faith do I give my hand
To the mighty Friend by my side.
And the only thing that I say to Him
As He takes it, is, Hold it fast!
Suffer me not to lose the way,
And lead me home at last.
—Kae Jaworski

Poem leaflet
Pages: 2
Size: 83 x 140mm
The Tract League

Bible Version: none

If Jesus Came to Your House by Lois Blanchard Eades


Full text of poem leaflet:
If Jesus came to your house to spend
a day or two,
If He came unexpectedly, I wonder what you’d do.
Oh, I know you’d give your nicest room
to such an honored Guest,
And all the food you’d serve to Him would
be the very best,
And you would keep assuring Him you’re glad to have Him there,
That serving Him in your own home is joy beyond compare.

But, when you saw Him coming, would you meet Him at the door
With arms outstretched in welcome to your heavenly Visitor?
Or would you have to change your clothes before you let Him in?
Or hide some magazines and put the Bible where they’d been?
Would you turn off the radio and hope He hadn’t heard?
And wish you hadn’t uttered that last, loud, hasty word?
Would you hide your worldly music and put some hymn books out?
Could you let Jesus walk right in, or would you rush about?
And I wonder, if the Saviour spent a day or two with you,
Would you go right on doing the things you always do?
Would you go right on saying the things you always say?
Would life for you continue as it does from day to day?

Would your family conversation keep up its usual pace?
And would you find it hard each meal to say a table grace?
Would you sing the songs you always sing, and read the books you read,
And let Him know the things on which your mind and spirit feed?
Would you take Jesus with you everywhere you’d planned to go?
Or would you, maybe, change your plans for just a day or so?
Would you be glad to have Him meet your very closest friends?
Or would you hope they’d stay away until His visit ends?
Would you be glad to have Him stay forever on and on?
Or would you sigh with great relief when He at last was gone?
It might be interesting to know the things that you would do
If Jesus Christ in person came to spend some time with you.
Lois Blanchard Eades
Jesus said:
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him. . .
Revelation 3:20

Poem leaflet
Pages: 2
Size: 83 x 140mm
The Tract League

Bible Version: KJV

I Needed The Quiet by Alice Hansche Mortenson


Full text of poem:
I needed the quiet so He drew me aside.
Into the shadows where we could confide.
Away from the bustle where all the day long
I hurried and worried when active and strong.
I needed the quiet tho at first I rebelled
But gently, so gently, my cross He upheld
And whispered so sweetly of spiritual things
Tho weakened in body, my spirit took wings
To heights never dreamed of when active all day.
He loved me so greatly He drew me away.
I needed the quiet. No prison my bed,
But a beautiful valley of blessings instead.
A place to grow richer in Jesus to hide.
I needed the quiet so He drew me aside.

Poem card
Pages: 1
Size: 140 x 84mm
The Tract League

Bible Version: none

How the Lost Sheep Was Found by John N Darby



Summary: The true story of a dying teenage shepherd boy who heard and understood the way of God's salvation.

Booklet.
Pages: 15
Size: 90 x 119mm
Bible Truth Depot

Bible Version: KJV

How Should a Child Be Trained? by J C Ryle



Summary: Straightforward and timely instruction for both prospective and veteran parents. Stresses the eternal welfare of the child, as well as those habits which mold a child's character.

Booklet
Pages: 32
Size: 101 x 167mm
Bible Truth Publishers

Bible Version: KJV

How Shall I Give You Up?


Summary: Poem and Scriptures to encourage each one to pray for those who are straying from the Lord.

Booklet
Pages: 13
Size: 85 x 119mm
Christian Book Room

Bible Version: KJV

Help on Hard Verses by Arthur C Brown


Summary:  Sometimes a verse of Scripture is hard to understand, especially when it appears to contradict other verses. Short explanations on some puzzling verses.

Pamphlet.
Pages: 14
Size: 100 x 166mm
Bible Truth Publishers

Bible Version: KJV and some New Translation (JN Darby)

The Epistle to the Hebrews: An Expository Outline by Hamilton Smith


Summary: The book of Hebrews clearly shows that it was written to establish these believers in the truth of Christianity with all its priveleges and blessings, and thus to deliver them from the Jewish system with which they had been connected by birth.

Note: All Hamilton Smith's Expository Outlines are brief, concise and more easily read than many of the older writers.

Paperback.
Pages: 104
Size: 125 x 185mm

Bible Version: KJV or New Translation (JN Darby)


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