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How I Know God Answers Prayer
The Personal Testimony of One Life-Time

By ROSALIND GOFORTH, Missionary in China

These incidents of answered prayer are not given as being more wonderful, or more worthy of record, than multitudes the world over could testify to; but they are written and sent out simply and only because I had to write them or disobey God.

"The Kingdom of God Is Within You" by Leo Tolstoi
Christianity Not as a Mystic Religion but as a New Theory of Life

In the book Tolstoy speaks of the principle of nonresistance when confronted by violence, as taught by Jesus. Tolstoy sought to separate Orthodox Russian Christianity, which was merged with the state, from what he believed was the true message of Jesus Christ, as contained in the Gospels, specifically the Sermon on the Mount. The book is the culmination of thirty years of Tolstoy's Christian thinking, and lays out a new organization for society based on a literal Christian interpretation.

The Gospels in The Second Century by W. Sanday
An Examination of The Critical Part of a Work Entitled ‘Supernatural Religion’

The author of 'Supernatural Religion' starts from a rigid and somewhat antiquated view of Revelation--Revelation is 'a direct and external communication by God to man of truths undiscoverable by human reason. The divine origin of this communication is proved by miracles. Miracles are proved by the record of Scripture, which, in its turn, is attested by the history of the Canon. Read more

A Study of the King James Version of the Bible and its Influence on Life And Literature
Cleland Boyd McAfee, D.D.

Not only the King James Version of the Bible, the first full version of the Bible, it also had major impact on the language and culture of the world. No wonder it is often described as the 'The Greatest English Classic.' This book contains lectures delivered in the early part of 1912, at the tercentenary of the King James version of the Bible. First, a restatement of the history which prepared for the version, and of that which produced it. Next the principal characteristics as a piece of literature are described. Two lectures followed, noting the Bible's influence on literature and on history. The book closes with a statement and argument regarding the place of the Bible in the life of to-day. Read the full book

What Shall I Do To Be Saved?
By Rev. Dr. Curian Kaniyamparambil

An excellent book discussing various aspects of Orthodox Faith.

40 Questions Answered
By H.G. Dr Geevarghese Mar Osthathios

A great collection of practical faith items presented in a simple, easy to understand format.

Concerning Christian Liberty by Martin Luther

A Christian man is the most free lord of all, and subject to none; a Christian man is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject to every one.
Man is composed of a twofold nature, a spiritual and a bodily. As regards the spiritual nature, which they name the soul, he is called the spiritual, inward, new man; as regards the bodily nature, which they name the flesh, he is called the fleshly, outward, old man. The Apostle speaks of this: "Though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day" (2 Cor. iv. 16).

Paradise Lost by John Milton

Paradise Lost is an epic poem by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. The poem concerns the Christian story of the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden. Milton's purpose, stated in Book I, is to "justify the ways of God to men" and elucidate the conflict between God's eternal foresight and man's free will.

Lighted to Lighten: The Hope of India
By Alice B. Van Doren
A Study of Conditions among Women in India, 1922

To-day Lucknow, Madras, and Vellore are sending out each year their quota of educated women, ready to find their place in the world's work. It gives one pause, and the desire to look into the future--and dream. Ten years hence, twenty, fifty, one hundred! What can the dreamer and the prophet foretell? What of the gladness of America through whose hand, outstretched to share, there has come the release of these latent powers of India's womanhood?

The Strange Strategy of God
My Journey

In my childhood, God the Father was for me a bearded old man and God the son, a handsome Jesus. The Holy Spirit was a mysterious dove sending rays of light from its beak, in an upside down position over the Father and the Son. They were up there in heaven, watching over me and noting my actions in a book. Later, these pictures have merged into darkness. I do not understand the Theology of the Trinity, but I understand that Father, Son and Holy Spirit are all God. Read more

The Life and Legends of Saint Francis of Assisi
Translated from The French of Father Candide Chalippe, O.F.M.

The Life and Legends of St. Francis of Assisi by Father Candide Chalippe, O.F.M., need no apology. The work was first published at Paris in 1727. It is not only well written and reliable withal, but also instructive, elevating and inspiring. The facts and legends mentioned are drawn from the oldest and most reliable sources. The abundance of incidents and anecdotes not to be found elsewhere make the volume eminently interesting, while the reflexions and applications which the author now and then interweaves with the narrative are so replete with practical hints on spiritual life, that they will undoubtedly produce the best spiritual results in the reader. The style though simple, at times graphic, is very pleasing; the narrative flows on with equal ease and freedom. Read the full eBook.

The Spirit of St. Francis de Sales
By Jean Pierre Camus

7 Months in Kerala
By George Aramath

George Aramath, son of an Indian Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Priest from Texas stayed in Kerala from August 2007 until May 2008 - for 7 months. George wanted to experience the rich Syriac Orthodox tradition of his parents and become "keralized". He has penned his experiences in a random basis in his journal. It is very interesting.

A Wonderful Night: An Interpretation of Christmas
By James H. Snowden

Nights differ as much as days. Some nights have witnessed great events and been charged with ethical significance in the history of the world. One such night stands forth crowned with supreme distinction, the night that heard angels sing, and was starred with the Birth of Bethlehem. This classic book treats the various events and steps that led to the central wonder and interprets the story in terms of its significance today and invests it with poetic light.



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