Biblical Counsel:
Resources for Renewal



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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: "The Foundation of Biblical Counsel," (parts 1 and 2)
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr1cha.html

Chapter 2: "Biblical Counsel" (parts 1 and 2)
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr2cha.html

Chapter 3: "Special Listings"
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr3ch.html

Chapter 4: "Works by and for Women"
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr4ch.html

Chapter 5: "Reference Works"
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr5ch.html

Chapter 6: "Discipleship"
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr6ch.html

Chapter 7: "Family Life, Education, Church and Work" (parts 1 and 2)
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr7cha.html

Chapter 8: "Physical Health"
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr8ch.html

Chapter 9: "Corporate Faithfulness and Sanctification" (parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5)
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9cha.html

Chapter 10: "Christian Biography"
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr10ch.html

Chapter 11: "Christian Fiction"
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr11ch.html

Appendix A: Words of Christ Appearing in Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappa.html

Appendix B: Christian Classics Available at Internet Archive
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappb.html

Appendix C: Psychology and Psychiatry
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappc.html

Appendix D: Pseudo-Christian Movements: A Selection of Works
http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappd.html


Combined Interactive Contents for Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal - Sit Map
http://www.lettermen2.com/combtoc.html



Special Listings of Annotated Bibliography


  1. The Psalms in Worship
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr1chb.html#psalmsiwor

  2. Ready Reference: Immediate Counsel on Many Subjects
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr2cha.html#rricoms

  3. Book-length Presentations of the Free Offer of the Gospel Message of Salvation and the Life to Come: The Means of Grace
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr1cha.html#blpoftf

  4. Appendix A: Words of Christ Appearing in Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappa.html

  5. The Teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr2cha.html#teachljc

  6. Christ's Influence on Western Civilization
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr1cha.html#ciowc

  7. Problem Solving in Marriage
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr7cha.html#psimrg

  8. Sharing Christ With Your Children
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr7cha.html#scwyc

  9. Compassionate Counsel to all Young Men (1681), Richard Baxter
    http://www.lettermen2.com/ccaym.html

  10. Theft: Commentary and Cases of Conscience. A Listing Excerpted From THE INSTITUTES OF BIBLICAL LAW by Rousas John Rushdoony, 1973 edition
    http://www.lettermen2.com/theft.html

  11. The Inspiration and Infallibility of Scripture (The Doctrine of Revelation, the Doctrine of Plenary Inspiration, the Doctrine of Divine Inspiration, the Doctrine of Verbal Inspiration, Theopneustia, Sufficiency of Scripture)
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr1cha.html#irai

  12. Justification
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr6ch.html#jstfctn

  13. Justifying Faith
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr1cha.html#justfaith

  14. Westminster Assembly (1643-1652), The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647), (Glasgow, Scotland [Free Presbyterian Publications, 133 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6LE]: Free Presbyterian Publication, 1994). ISBN: 0902506080 (casebound) and ISBN: 0902506358 (paperback). Available from Crown and Covenant Publications. Available on the Puritan Hard Drive. A Christian classic.
    " 'The product of Puritan conflict,' stated Shedd, reaching 'a perfection of statement never elsewhere achieved.' All that learning the most profound and extensive, intellect the most acute and searching, and piety the most sincere and earnest, could accomplish, was thus concentrated in the Westminster Assembly's Confession of Faith, which may be safely termed the most perfect statement of Systematic Theology ever framed by the Christian Church,' writes Hetherington (The History of the Westminster Assembly of Divines,) p. 345. Concerning the Shorter Catechism, which is one of the items also included in this book, Mitchell notes: 'it is a thoroughly Calvinistic and Puritan catechism, the ripest fruit of the Assembly's thought and experience, maturing and finally fixing the definitions of theological terms to which Puritanism for half a century had been leading up and gradually coming closer and closer to in its legion of catechisms' ( Westminster Assembly: Its History and Standards, p. 431). THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1647) is the greatest of all the creeds of the Christian church. The church of Christ cannot be creedless and live. Especially in an age of doubt and confusion, it is her duty to define and proclaim the one true faith. Nowhere has the Reformed church done this so effectively as in the WESTMINSTER CONFESSION [1647] and family of documents. This book represents Reformed thinking at its purest and best. It was intended, as part of the Covenanted Reformation taking place during its compilation, to be adopted as the binding confessional standard for every individual, family, court, church, and legislature in the British Isles." -- SWRB
    This is considered to be the definitive publication of the Westminster family of documents. It includes the following:
    To the Christian Reader, Especially Heads of Families, Mr. Thomas Manton's Epistle to the Reader,
    The Confession of Faith (1647), the full and original edition with Scripture proofs written out,
    The Larger Catechism with Scripture proofs written out,
    The Shorter Catechism with Scripture proofs written out,
    The Sum of Saving Knowledge,
    The National Covenant,
    The Solemn League and Covenant,
    A Solemn Acknowledgement of Publick Sins and Breaches of the Covenant; and a Solemn Engagement to all the Duties Contained Therein, The Directory for the Public Worship of God,
    The Form of Presbyterial Church Government, and
    The Directory for Family Worship.
    THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1647) is said to be the finest summary of THE HOLY BIBLE available. It is recommended for daily devotions. Among the ten greatest works in the English language.
    The Significance of The Westminster Standards as a Creed
    http://www.fpcr.org/blue_banner_articles/signific.htm
    Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) With Scripture Proofs
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/wcf_with_proofs/
    Scripture Index to the Westminster Standards (The complete Scripture index to the Westminster Confession (1647), Larger and Shorter Catechisms.) Available on Library of Presbyterian Heritage Publications [and] Protestant Heritage Press Available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    http://www.swrb.com/newslett/actualnls/index01.htm
    THE WESTMINSTER CONFESSION OF FAITH (1647) with all its subordinate documents in searchable format is available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #1, ISBN: 0921148674 9780921148678.
    Westminster Assembly and Related Documents
    http://www.covenanter.org/Westminster/westminsterhome.htm
    For commentaries on THE WESTMINSTER OF FAITH (1646) see the following topical listing:
    "The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) (The Westminster Standards) and Related Works"
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chc2.html#wcf
    Bordwine, James, A Guide to the Westminster Standards: Confession of Faith and Larger Catechism (Unicoi, TN: (The Trinity Foundation, 1996). ISBN: 0940931303 9780940931305.
    Includes a unique, 100-page topical index to both the Confession and the Catechism.
    Westminster Divines (1643-1653), The Shorter Catechism With Scripture Proofs (Carlisle, PA [P.O. Box 621, Carlisle 17013, USA]: The Banner of Truth Trust). ISBN: 0851512658.
    Arguably the greatest tract ever created, all factors considered.
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html
    Westminster Shorter Catechism
    "The Shorter Catechism, with the Assembly's proof texts."
    Free downloadable PDF file.
    http://www.greenvillepresbyterian.com/images/resources/shorter-catechism.pdf
    Westminster Shorter Catechism Project
    "Click on any of the individual questions below to get the answer and Biblical references, as well as links to works by John Flavel, Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, James Fisher, and John Whitecross, and others."
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/
    Westminster Larger Catechism With Proof Texts
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/wlc_w_proofs/index.html
    "The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) (The Westminster Standards) and Related Works: A Study Guide"
    http://www.lettermen2.com/suggest.html
    Heresies Defined and the Necessity of Heresies Explained, by George Gillespie, Scottish Commissioner to the Assembly of Divines at Westminster
    http://www.truecovenanter.com/gillespie/ggilles09.html

  15. "The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) (The Westminster Standards) and Related Works: A Study Guide"
    The Westminster Confession of Faith (1647) is said to be the finest summary of The Holy Bible available. It is recommended for daily devotions. Among the ten greatest works in the English language.
    http://www.lettermen2.com/suggest.html

  16. The Westminster Assembly, The Shorter Catechism With Scripture Proofs (Carlisle, PA [P.O. Box 621, Carlisle 17013, USA]: The Banner of Truth Trust).
    Arguably the greatest tract ever created, all factors considered.
    http://www.reformed.org/documents/WSC_frames.html
    Westminster Shorter Catechism
    "The Shorter Catechism, with the Assembly's proof texts."
    Free downloadable PDF file.
    http://www.greenvillepresbyterian.com/images/resources/shorter-catechism.pdf
    Westminster Shorter Catechism Project
    "Click on any of the individual questions below to get the answer and Biblical references, as well as links to works by John Flavel, Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, James Fisher, and John Whitecross, and others."
    http://www.shortercatechism.com/

  17. Appendix B: Christian Classics Available at Internet Archive, Archive.org
    http://www.lettermen2.com/appb.html

  18. The topical listing "A Theological Interpretation of American History"
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chc.html#stiahis

  19. The Covenanted Reformation of Scotland Short Title Listing
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chb.html#crsstl

  20. The Practical Works of Richrd Baxter, Volume 1: A Christian Directory, free, online, searchable, e-text.
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/baxter/practical.toc.html

  21. Local Holdings, Part 1 (Harrisonburg, VA)
    WorldCat records for titles appearing in BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL, the web edition (www.lettermen2.com). Most of these titles may be found in libraries generally within a one hour drive of Harrisonburg, Virginia.
    http://www.worldcat.org/profiles/lettermen2/lists/62420

  22. Local Holdings, Part 2 (Harrisonburg, VA)
    WorldCat records for titles appearing in BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL, the web edition (www.lettermen2.com). Most of these titles may be found in libraries generally within a one hour drive of Harrisonburg, Virginia.
    http://www.worldcat.org/profiles/lettermen2/lists/80201

  23. SWRB Puritan Hard Drive Collection
    Containing 12,500 plus Puritan and Reformation resources on an external USB hard drive, "with an embedded database and custom search/interface program now added, the most extensive and powerful reformation study tool ever produced!"
    "Over 12,500 Classic and Contemporary Puritan and Reformation Resources on SWRB's New, Portable, USB Puritan Hard Drive (SWRB-PHD) - Now Including An Embedded Database and SWRB's New, Custom, Proprietary Search/Interface Knowledgebase Program (With Over 70,000 Category Cross References), For Easy, Virtually Effortless, Access To All 12,500+ Puritan And Reformation Resources (Books, MP3s and Videos) and the Power to Search, Build, Print and Even Save An Unlimited Number of Study Lists Related to Whatever Authors, Topics and Titles You Most Need To Know and Understand! [Includes the Reformation Bookshelf 30 CD Set. -- sk]
    "The new SWRB Puritan Hard Drive. also works on both PCs and Macs." -- SWRB
    PuritanDownloads.com
    Download contents: Authors, Titles, Categories, and MP3s for the Puritan Hard Drive.
    http://www.puritandownloads.com/swrb-puritan-hard-drive.html

  24. Still Waters Revival Books, Reformation Bookshelf 30 CD Set, ISBN: 0921148674 9780921148678.
    This is the WorldCat (OCLC) record for the entire 30 CD set. It gives the title of each CD. See the WorldCat (OCLC) record for each CD for a listing of the titles included on that CD. "Comprehensive Author Index Containing all the Books Found in the Entire 30 CD Reformation Bookshelf Set" is available on Reformation Bookshelf CD #30, ISBN: 0921148380 9780921148388.
    Notice the Reformation Bookshelf 30 CD Set is included on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #1, ISBN: 0921148674 9780921148678.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #2, ISBN: 0921148690 9780921148692.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #3, ISBN: 0921148712 9780921148715.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #4, ISBN: 0921148739 9780921148739.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #5, ISBN: 0921148755 9780921148753.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #6, ISBN: 0921148771 9780921148777.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #7, ISBN: 0921148798 9780921148791.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #8, ISBN: 092114881X 9780921148814.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #9, ISBN: 0921148836 9780921148838.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #10, ISBN: 0921148852 9780921148852.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #11, ISBN: 0921148879 9780921148876.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #12, ISBN: 0921148895 9780921148890.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #13, ISBN: 0921148917 9780921148913.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #14, ISBN: 0921148925 9780921148920.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #15, ISBN: 0921148941 9780921148944.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #16, ISBN: 0921148674 9780921148678.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #17, ISBN: 0921148984 9780921148982.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #18, ISBN: 0921148933 9780921148937.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #19, ISBN: 092114895X 9780921148951.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #20, ISBN: 0921148976 9780921148975.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #21, ISBN: 0921148992 9780921148999.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #22, ISBN: 0921148143 9780921148142.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #23, ISBN: 092114816X 9780921148166.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #24, ISBN: 0921148186 9780921148180.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #25, ISBN: 0921148208 9780921148203.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #26, ISBN: 0921148224 9780921148227.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #27, ISBN: 0921148240 9780921148241.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #28, ISBN: 0921148267 9780921148265.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #29, ISBN: 0921148283 9780921148289.
    Reformation Bookshelf CD #30, ISBN: 0921148380 9780921148388.

  25. Ten Best Classics For Advanced Studies From Still Waters Revival Books
    http://www.swrb.com/ten-best.htm

  26. Books Considered to be Among the ten Greatest in the English Language
    http://www.lettermen2.com/tengreat.html

  27. Christian Classics: A Short Title Listing
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr3ch.html#ccastl

  28. The Best Books in This Bibliography
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr1cha.html#tbbitb

  29. Google Books preview of BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL, 1993 edition
    All of the book is previewed and searchable.
    If the link below changes, then search "Biblical Counsel: Resources for Renewal" in Google.com
    http://books.google.com/books?id=j4vzqat_dqEC&printsec=frontcover&dq=biblical+counsel+resources+for+renewal&ie=ISO-8859-1&sig=za1LKCaUEI0l8xo_IV3tEropuFw

  30. Preface to the 1997 CD-ROM edition of BIBLICAL COUNSEL: RESOURCES FOR RENEWAL
    http://www.lettermen2.com/preface.html

  31. Helps: Key, Acronyms, Amazon.com, Google, Permissions, Information for Librarians and Booksellers
    http://www.lettermen2.com/help.html

  32. Contemporary Biblical Counseling: An Annotated Bibliography With 1995 Additions, compiled and annotated by David Powlison
    http://www.lettermen2.com/powlison.html

  33. Some Complementary Works
    http://www.lettermen2.com/somecomp.html

  34. Monergism.com
    An extraordinary Reformed website with extensive resources including an author/alphabetical listing, a bookstore, discerning links to Biblical Counseling information online, and a listing of books available online as free e-text.
    http://www.monergism.com/

  35. Reformed Web Sites
    An index of links that appears to include the Reformed websites that were a part of the Geneva search engine sponsored by Founders Ministries and discontinued May 20, 2007.
    Add your links here. They take open submissions.
    http://www.covenant-urc.org/links/refwebs.html



Other Resources

  1. Crosswalk Bible Study Tools
    http://www.biblestudytools.com/

  2. The Treasury of David, C.H. Spurgeon
    http://www.spurgeon.org/treasury/treasury.htm
    The treasury of David (1881)
    http://archive.org/details/thetreasuryofdav00spuruoft

  3. The Commandments of Jesus, J.S. McConnell (1925)
    http://www.wowzone.com/commandm.htm

  4. One Hundred Aphorisms, Containing, Within a Narrow Compass, the Substance and Order of the Four Books of THE INSTITUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION
    http://www.lettermen2.com/pringle.html

  5. Reformed Presbyterian Catechism, William L. Roberts D.D.
    http://archive.org/details/ReformedPresbyterianCatechism

  6. Indexes to THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JOHN OWEN, The Banner of Truth, 16 volume edition
    http://www.richardsibbes.com/images/owen.index.pdf

  7. Baxter, Richard (1615-1691), A Christian Directory: Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 1. Full title: A Christian Directory: or A sum of Practical Theology, and Cases of Conscience. Directing Christians how to use Their Knowledge and Faith; How to Improve all Helps and Means, and to Perform all Duties; How to Overcome Temptations, and to Escape or Mortify Every sin. In Four Parts.
    I. Christian Ethics (or Private Duties)
    II. Christian Economics (or Family Duties)
    III. Christian Ecclesiastics (or Church Duties)
    IV. Christian Politics (or Duties to our Rulers and Neighbours)
    (Morgan, PA: Soli Deo Gloria Publications, 1997, 1990, 1838, 1707, 1678, 1673), ISBN: 1877611131 9781877611131. A Christian classic. Available (searchable with an OCR-based index) on the Puritan Hard Drive. Foreword by J.I. Packer (Soli Deo Gloria edition only). The Soli Deo Gloria publication is a facsimile reprint of the 19th century reprint by George Virtue, London, 1846. The original 1673 edition and the 1678 edition, both printed by Robert White for Nevill Simmons. Bibliographic and scriptural footnotes.
    "The complete practical works of Richard Baxter are in print in four volumes entitled BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS. This volume (about 1 1/4 million words, 1028 pages) is volume one of the set. The editor's preface (1707), p. xiii, stated that the works of Richard Baxter are 'perhaps the best body of practical divinity that is extent in our own or any other tongue.' Richard Baxter lived from 1615-1691. The DIRECTORY was completed in 1665. Its scope was intended to cover all of practical theology, a summa of casuistry . . ." -- Don Kistler
    "Baxter's series, which grew in range and scope as it proceeded . . . is a peak point in Puritan devotional writing, and remains a precious resource for all, in this or any age, who want to know what is involved in Biblical godliness. . . . A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY may justly be described as a landmark. It is the fullest, most thorough, and in this writer's judgment, most profound treatment of Christian spirituality and standards that has ever been attempted by an English-speaking Evangelical author. The fact that it embraces both spirituality and standards (the principles of communion with God plus the specifics of obedience to God) merits approving comment in itself; nowadays spirituality and ethics have become two distinct disciplines in the schools, and books written on either say virtually nothing about the other . . ." -- J.I. Packer
    Timothy Keller calls it the greatest manual on Biblical counseling ever produced.
    "There are many Puritan classics on this subject. Thomas Brooks' PRECIOUS REMEDIES FOR SATAN'S DEVICES, Thomas Goodwin's A CHILD OF LIGHT WALKING IN DARKNESS, William Bridge's A LIFTING UP FOR THE DOWNCAST, and many other similar works give evidence that the Puritans were. . . . masters at applying Biblical answers and principles to problems that can only be solved by spiritual means. No Puritan work, however, has ever approached the popularity, the scope, or the depth of Baxter's classic treatise. With the widespread interest in counseling in today's church, this reprint of Baxter's work should be a welcome addition to every pastor's library, or to anyone else who wishes to give solid Biblical answers to man's questions." -- Don Kistler
    "We have long waited for a purely Biblical treatment of the spiritual ills and cures of men which is untainted by the views of psychology. Since Baxter lived about 200 years before psychology arrived, his deep work is completely void of its encroachment -- thankfully!" -- John MacArthur
    "The kings men sought to arrest Richard Baxter, but he traveled ceaselessly from place to place, writing his sermons and his books even on horseback (he had an inkwell in his saddle) and preached over a wide area." -- Brian H. Edwards
    "Baxter was a wonder of his age. His writings total 72 large volumes, much of it written on horseback as he traveled in his widespread preaching efforts. He seldom, if ever, edited anything he wrote. Knowing this any reader will be amazed at how well he communicated his deep love for his Savior. For 26 years he was public enemy No. 1 to the king, yet he lived to see the flight of the king in 1688." -- Jay P. Green, Sr.
    POOR MAN'S FAMILY BOOK (1674) and THE CATECHIZING OF FAMILIES (1683), found elsewhere in BAXTER'S PRACTICAL WORKS, are less detailed works. They are more suitable for family instruction than are the detailed presentation in A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY.
    " Ptacek in FAMILY WORSHIP: BIBLICAL BASIS, HISTORICAL REALITY, CURRENT NEED (p. 51-52), supplies the following information in regard to Baxter and this book. He notes that after the Episcopalians ejected numerous `nonconformists,' in what is know as the `great ejection,' in 1662, `Baxter pastored from house to house, visiting families of his parish in their homes. These visits contributed to Baxter's A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY, a large and still very relevant manual of pastoral care.' Focusing on just one area of great importance, Ptacek demonstrates how this book's relevance is not limited by time or culture, though sometimes the use of specific words are. `Published in 1673, but written 1664-65, a large book-length part of Baxter's CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY is devoted to the family. It is entitled `Christian Economics' based on the archaic usage of the word, which reflects the proper sense of the Greek root oikonomos as the manager of a household, in the Christian case, the spiritual leader of the family. The family head is essential to Baxter's view of family worship and instruction. Baxter asserts that it is God's will that this instruction be carried out by the rulers of the families.' For a male head of the household to fail to do so, or to have another instruct in the family, is contrary to his position of authority.' This is the kind of book that can be passed on from generation to generation and still find much use in the service of the kingdom of God. . . .
    "Though relatively weak on corporate sanctification, corporate faithfulness and some important areas of doctrine (such as justification), Baxter's work on subjects related to personal piety can be of good practical use to the Christian -- if one is careful to separate out his aberrant doctrinal views and any practical errors they may lead to." -- SWRB
    This work is available in many editions, and in many formats.
    Reformation Heritage Books has new copies of the Soli Deo Gloria edition as of March 2008, even though it is generally thought to be out of print. They acquired Soli Deo Gloria from Ligonier Ministries in late 2007. They may be the publisher who will eventually reprints the title.
    http://www.heritagebooks.org/
    The reprint by George Virtue is included on Reformation Bookshelf CD #21, ISBN: 0921148992 9780921148999.
    The reprint by George Virtue is available on the Puritan Hard Drive.
    The reprint by George Virtue is available online and may be downloaded in PDF format at Christian Classics Ethereal Library.
    http://www.ccel.org/ccel/baxter/practical.toc.html
    The reprint by George Virtue is included on
    The reprint by George Virtue appears in full preview in Google Books but may not be downloaded. This Google Books scan includes the contents in detail on pages iii-xix. This contents in detail is not included in the Christian Classics Ethereal Library PDF files. About five other editions from libraries are available in Google Books, and may be downloaded (August 2008).
    Notice that the e-text in Google Books has the advantage of being searchable. Searching an image-based PDF file is not possible, unless the user owns software such as Abode Acrobat Pro or Kirtas BookScan Editor. They both have an OCR (optical character recognition) feature that will search an image-based PDFs (bit-map scans). Searches appear to be perfect in this work, although one must know Baxter's vocabulary. Text can be cut and pasted from image-based PDF format to OCR (character) format. This particular Google Books scan can not be cut and pasted or downloaded.
    http://books.google.com/books?id=cyQFBOUHkaoC&dq=A+Christian+Directory+inpublisher:lettermen+inpublisher:associates&lr=&as_brr=0&ie=ISO-8859-1
    One of the older, multi-volume editions of THE WORKS OF RICHARD BAXTER is available at Monergism.com in the "Puritan Library," "Richard Baxter." A CHRISTIAN DIRECTORY, volume 23. It can be downloaded.
    http://www.puritanlibrary.com/
    Another older edition is available on microfilm (Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms, 1970), 1 microfilm reel, 35 mm (Early English books, 1641-1700; 343:11).
    The following three excerpts are included as bonus free books on Reformation Bookshelf CD #28, ISBN: 0921148267 9780921148265.
    1. "The Duties of Parents for Their Children" from Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 1, A Christian Directory, on Christian Economics, Chap. X., pp. 449-454.
    2. "The Special Duties of Children Towards Their Parents" from Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 1, A Christian Directory, on Christian Economics, Chap. XI., pp. 454-457.
    3. "The Special Duties of Children and Youth Towards God" from Baxter's Practical Works, Vol. 1, A Christian Directory, on Christian Economics, Chap. XII., pp. 457-458).
    The Practical Works of Richard Baxter: A Christian Directory, Vol. 1
    A summary of currently available publications.
    http://www.lettermen2.com/pwrbcd.html

  8. Preston, John (1587-1628), The Golden Sceptre Held Forth to the Humble
    http://www.archive.org/details/TheGoldenSceptreHeldForthToTheHumble

  9. Martin, Robert P., A Guide to the Puritans: A Topical and Textual Index to the Writings of the Puritans and Some of Their Successors Recently in Print (Banner of Truth, 1997), 546 pages, ISBN: 0851517137 9780851517131.

  10. Works of C. Gregg Singer
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr3ch.html#cgsinger

  11. Singer, C. Gregg (1910-1999), The Apologetics lecture series using FROM RATIONALISM TO IRRATIONALITY: THE DECLINE OF THE WESTERN MIND FROM THE RENAISSANCE TO THE PRESENT (1979) as the text, and delivered in Decature, Georgia, beginning November, 1979, 17 MP3 files.
    "So many times people in the pew and the pulpit say, well how did all this get started? How did psychology descend to its present level? . . . How did political science produce our political thought, produce the dictatorships which are engulfing the modern world? Why are we in the economic mess in which we are today? Why is sociology such a jumble of immorality? Why is education as it is today? Why is art so meaningless? . . . Why is modern music an affront to the modern ears as well as to the mind and ear of God? . . . Why are all these things!? . . .
    "I would suggest to you that if you will follow this course with thought and care, you will finally come to see the answer to the questions which haunt us today in Western society." -- C. Gregg Singer, from this cited lecture series.
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=2250511453

  12. Lectures by Dr. C. Gregg Singer at the Mount Olive Tape Library of Reformed Theology and SermonAudio.com
    To receive a CD containing the 171 MP3 files in this lecture series (rather than downloading them yourself, or rather than listening to them online), send your mailing address to LETTERMEN ASSOCIATES, PO BOX 43, HARRISONBURG VA, 22803-0043.
    They may be listened to on an iPod anywhere at anytime.
    Permission has been granted by Mount Olive Tape Library to duplicate and to give away these addresses only. They may not be sold. Copyright information and permission is found at the end of the following MP3:
    The Presbyterian Church in the 20th Century: Emergence of the OPC
    Dr. C. Gregg Singer, History of the American Presbyterian Church, 47 min.
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=12160372014

  13. Mount Olive Tape Library of Reformed Theology
    This collection is now in the custody of the Greenville Presbyterian Seminary. It appears that the Media Center at the Seminary have put most of the address in the collection on SermonAudio.com in MP3 format.
    If an address from the Mount Olive Library is not found on SermonAudio, then the listener may make a request to the Greenville Presbyterian Seminary Media Center to have it put on SermonAudio.com.
    "The following listing was developed by George Calhoun, the founder of Mt. Olive Tape Library, over the course of some thirty years. This catalog reflects the personal quest of Mr. Calhoun for a balanced education in Reformed Theology. The speakers herein have been scrutinized for their faithfulness to the Bible. These tapes will enable students to pursue the study of Reformed theology at a minimum of financial expense."
    "FOR YOUR INFORMATION . . . [from the introduction to the Mount Olive Tape Catalog -- sk]
    "The tapes included in this catalog are recordings of sermons and lectures given by various pastors, theologians, Bible teachers, and conference speakers who confess adherence to the broad perspectives of historic Reformed theology. We have diligently tried to screen all the materials as to their basic commitment to the Biblical perspectives reflected in the Reformed creeds and confessions.
    "Since, however, no human interpreter of God's Word is infallible, it is the prayer of those responsible for sending forth these tapes that all who listen to them will cultivate the spirit of the Bereans, who 'searched the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.'
    "Also, it should be emphasized that the tapes included in this catalog have been evaluated in terms of their basic content as they were originally given, and the inclusion of them in this catalog should not be construed as an unreserved approval of the men who originally gave them. Christians grow in grace and knowledge with the passing of time, yet it must be recognized that some turn aside from the norms of Scripture. It is our hope, therefore, that no one will attach himself to any of the men whose tapes are included in this catalog on the basis of the tapes alone. We are all commanded to be discerning toward those who would instruct us in the faith.
    "Finally, it would be a tragic abuse of the intent in providing these sermons and lectures should they in any way cultivate a party spirit so clearly condemned by the Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians 3. Paul reminded the Corinthians that all things were theirs -- Paul, Cephas, and Apollos included. We, too, may recognize that the various servants of Christ whose voices are heard on these tapes are God's gifts to us and that we are to follow them only insofar as they follow Christ and the clear teachings of His holy and infallible Word! Since not all men have the same gifts, learn to drink from the gifts of many men -- not just one fountain."
    The Catalog of the Mount Olive Tape Library in PDF Format
    http://mtolive.entrewave.com/view/mtolive/Mt%20Olive%20Tape%20Catalog.pdf

  14. SermonAudio.com
    The Mount Olive Tape Library is now in the custody of the Greenville Presbyterian Seminary, and it appears that they have put most of the tapes on SermonAudio.com in MP3 format. If an address from the Mount Olive Library is not found on SermonAudio, then the listener may make a request to the Greenville Presbyterian Seminary Media Center to have it put on SermonAudio.com. "SermonAudio.com is the largest library of audio sermons on the web from conservative Christian churches and ministries with over 438,500 FREE MP3 sermons which can be streamed online for immediate listening or downloaded to your computer or MP3 player for listening at a later time. You can easily search through the entire sermon library by broadcaster, Bible reference, topic, speaker, date preached, language, or any keyword.
    "The mission of SermonAudio.com is to help faithful, local churches broadcast their audio sermons to the maximum amount of people with the least amount of cost. Our chief purpose is for the preservation and propagation of great Bible preaching and teaching in its audio form for this generation and the next.
    "Additionally, through our Transcription and Translation service, any sermon that is available on SermonAudio can be professionally and accurately transcribed by a real human and then machine-translated into 20 plus foreign languages."
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/
    SermonAudio iPhone and iPod Touch Edition
    Summary of features include:
    Browse, search, and stream AUDIO sermons
    Browse, search, and stream VIDEO sermons
    Browse, search, and read PDF transcripts
    Bookmark your favorite churches and sermons
    Browse through the daily featured sermon
    Browse through all newest sermon additions
    Browse churches by name, location, denomination
    Use our Local Church Finder to find a good church
    Browse or search by the speaker name
    Browse through our recommended staff picks
    Browse through member-recommended sermon picks
    Browse the top-downloaded MP3 sermons
    By category: Audio Books, Weddings, Funerals
    Browse sermons by foreign language
    Online Hymnal -- browse or search for a hymn
    Read Spurgeon's MORNING AND EVENING devotional
    "And the best news is that this new service is completely FREE for all our broadcasters and listeners!"
    http://www.sermonaudio.com/new_details.asp?ID=25247

  15. The Trinity Foundation Lecture Series (MP3)
    There are 13 series of lectures here in MP3 format. They can be listened to online, or downloaded for use on a CD player, computer. Load them on an iPod and listen anytime, anywhere.
    http://www.trinitylectures.org/MP3_downloads.php

  16. Reformation Translation Fellowship (Chinese translations of Reformed Works)
    "During the past forty years writings by John Calvin, J.I. Packer, Loraine Boettner, Herman Bavnick, J.G. Vos, Charles Spurgeon, E.J. Young, A.W. Pink, Louis Berkhof, J. Gresham Machen, B.B. Warfield, John R.W. Stott, R.B. Kuiper, O.T. Allis, D.M. Lloyd-Jones, Charles Hodge, John Bunyan, and many others have been translated into Chinese. Books published recently by the RTF are CALLED TO THE MINISTRY by Edmond Clowney, THE HOLY SPIRIT by John Owen (the abridgement by R. J. K. Law), and EVERY THOUGHT CAPTIVE by Richard Pratt."
    http://www.crts.edu/TRTF.pdf

  17. Reformation Translation Fellowship, Australia
    "RTF Australia is one part of an international fellowship which seeks to promote the Christian Gospel through the distribution of Reformed theological literature in the Chinese languages."
    http://www.rtfa.com.au/

  18. China Reformation Publishers (China Christian Books)
    Lists Reformed works translated into Chinese. Most are available on the web.
    http://www.chinachristianbooks.org/

  19. Presbiterianos Reformados
    "?Aqu? se encuentra el ?nico lugar en la red d?nde se ofrece los Est?ndares originales de Westminster en completo y sin alguna enmienda!"
    http://www.presbiterianoreformado.org/

  20. Biblioteca de Inglesia Reformada
    Online text of Reformed works in Spanish: Catechisms and confessions, The spanish bible, Churches, pastors, ministers, students and other resources, Reformed works (by title), over 1000, For more books, articles and other resources, Some libraries that we recommend, Links and resources in various languages and dialects, and so forth, and so on.
    http://www.iglesiareformada.com/Biblioteca.html

  21. How to Find Translations of Reformed Works From English to a Foreign Language and Visa Versa
    http://www.lettermen2.com/findbook.html#rtrans

  22. The Biblical Solution to Terrorism
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrrappd.html#terror

  23. Meltdown 2008: The Greatest Depression in History
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr9chd.html#gdprnh

  24. Healthcare Reform
    Includes a summation of facts from Michael Moore's health-care documentary SiCKO.
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bcrr8ch.html#hcreform

  25. How to Find a Book
    http://www.lettermen2.com/findbook.html

  26. Reformed Publishers and Booksellers Online
    http://www.lettermen2.com/refpub.html

  27. WorldCat.org
    How to find a book in a library near you using WorldCat.org. This site enables the user to search the complete Online Computer Library Catalog (OCLC), the largest database of library catalogs in the world.

  28. Google Book Search
    "Search the full text of books to find ones that interest you and learn where to buy or borrow them."
    http://books.google.com/

    Google Book Search

  29. Distributed Proofreaders
    http://www.pgdp.net/c/

  30. Tools for Biblical Scholars, Scholar's Workstation
    http://www.notabene.com/

  31. LibraryThing
    "LibraryThing helps you create a library-quality catalog of your books. You can do all of them or just what you're reading now.
    "And because everyone catalogs online, they also catalog together. LibraryThing connects people based on the books they share."
    http://www.librarything.com/

  32. The Sabbath and Free Institutions
    http://www.lettermen2.com/hopkins.html

  33. The Blue Banner (color image)
    http://www.lettermen2.com/bbanner.html

  34. The Statue of Liberty at Sunset (color image)
    http://www.lettermen2.com/sliberty.html

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