Christian Living

“Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”

2 Pet. 3:18

“And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.”

Psalm 1:3




On Thankfulness

Spiritual Conferencing

Vain Disputings




Alexander, Archibald – Practical Directions on How to Grow in Grace and Make Progress in Pietyno date or source info, 30 paragraphs

Fentiman, Travis – The Most Predominate Sin of Reformed Christians, 2014, 6 paragraphs

Hodge, Charles – On Suing another Christian in Civil Courtfrom his Commentary on 1 Corinthians, ch. 6:1-11

Isbell, Sherman – Recovering Experimental Religionno date, 13 pages

Miller, Sauel – Conversation, HTML, from his Letters on Clerical Manners and Habits. 1835

Miller, Samuel – Religious ConversationHTML, from his Letters on Clerical Manners and Habits. 1835

Miller, Samuel – A Recommendatory Letter to: The force of truth1841, by Thomas Scott, 11 pages

A helpful introduction to a classic of Christian literature.  This is Scott’s autobiographical account of the development of and the force of the truth of the doctrines of grace on his own soul.  Scott was an Anglican pastor and first published this account in 1779.




Alexander, Archibald – Counsels of the Aged to the Young, HTML, 1844, 67 pages, 20 counsels,

Here is godly counsel from the aged at the end of life to all those who are still in the middle of their lives.  You won’t find such balanced, scriptural and practical wisdom on the Christian life being printed today.

Alexander, Archibald – Practical Truths,  Buy  1857, 414 pages

Alexander is the best at making short simple illustrations come alive with profound spiritual truth that moves the soul.  

Alexander, Archibald – Thoughts on Religious Experiencere-typeset PDF with hyper-linked table of contents, Buy  1844, 594 pages, Archiblad Alexander

Required reading.  A classic of experiential religion.  This was the first book of its type in America.  Alexander defines true religious experience as the objective truths of God’s Word stamped on the soul, with all the effects that follow.  

Alexander, Archibald – The Way of Salvation Familiarly Explained in a Conversation Between a Father and his Children1800, 78 pages, by Archibald Alexander

Einstein said what takes brilliance is making complex truths simple to understand.  Alexander was brilliant.  Here is help for you talking to your children about the Lord.

Bavinck, Herman – The Christian Family,  Buy  168 pages, by Herman Bavinck

Buchanan, James – Comfort in Affliction: Meditations,  Buy  1851, 254 pages, the substance of these meditations were given in 1832

This is some of the dearest and most poignant Christian literature, filled with comfort for those suffering in affliction.

Hodge, Charles – The Way of Life,  Buy  1842, 328 pages

Popular treatments of the practical teachings of Christianity aimed to produce holiness 

Miller, Samuel – Letters from a Father to his Sons in College1852, 260 pages

Here is help for godly living as well as overseeing the development of your own children as they leave home and grow into independent young adults at college.  Much needed by fathers and mothers in our own day as youth are everywhere neglecting and forsaking the God of their fathers in college.  Be a constant, positive influence in their life for good.  

Miller, Samuel – Letters of a Grandfather, to the surviving children of Mrs. Margaret Breckinridgecomes after p. 90, then numbering starts over, 1839, 98 pages

Grandfathers, teach your grandchildren practical godliness!  Write letters to them!  

Miller, Samuel – Letters on Clerical Manners and Habits, 1835, 414 pages

“Love… does not behave itself unseemly,”  1 Cor. 13:4,5.  Study your life with an eye to this verse.  Here is a book to help.  Filled with practical wisdom and application of the scriptures.  This is especially important for ministers and elders (clerics) who are to be blameless in all things (1 Tim. 3:2), and yet often needlessly offend by one word (James 3:2).  The book is also interesting and a bit humorous as it sheds light on the culture of a different day.  Culture changes but the principles of God’s Word, which it is filled with, do not.  




George Gillespie

English Popish Ceremonies  (1637), Part 3, ‘Against the Lawfulness of the Ceremonies’, ch. 4, ‘That the Ceremonies are Idols Among Formalists’, section 14, p. 63

“…as [Jerome] Zanchi evidences by sundry instances, idolatry is committed, when more estimation is had of any thing, more dignity and excellency placed in it, and more regard had to it, than God allows, or than can stand with Gods revealed will.”




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