Essential Classics at £1.
Our Essential Classics are a selection of incredibly powerful books that retail at £1 each. Taken from a variety of authors, they are produced in good quality paperback and printed in the UK. The production quality is higher than many of the popular Christian books that sell for £10.
This is a very important book in which Andrew Murray gives comprehensive teaching on key aspects of living a deeper Christian life - a life that counts for something: how to be filled with the Spirit and how to walk in the Spirit; the conditions for fruitful service; the need for absolute surrender; how to walk in victory. This book gives an essential grounding for those who wish to take the Christian life seriously and to be used greatly in the things of God.
D. L. Moody had a profound effect not just on his native America but on Great Britain and other countries as well, and his name continues to be known across the world as one of the great men of God through history. But what shaped the man? How did he get to the place where he was so mightily used by God? How did he live? What were his methods of working? For those wanting to learn some of the secrets of effective ministry, much can be gleaned from reading this account of his life. Written by his son-in-law, it makes for gripping reading.
"In recent years I have been preaching more and more about my blessed Saviour and praying much for a greater revelation of His grace and glory. Never in all my years of preaching have I been so hungry for more of Him. The Holy Spirit has not failed to satisfy that growing hunger, and now He has enabled me to share with the Body of Christ a single volume entirely about Jesus.
"If you, too, hunger for more of Jesus, you will find some fragments here to feed your soul. I would expect that only those who have been recently awakened by the Holy Spirit to a new hunger and thirst for Christ and His holiness will take the time to read this book. You really have to be Hungry for More of Jesus to come to the table and eat. This is not for 'fast food' Christians in a hurry, but for those who are learning to wait upon the Lord for manna from heaven." DAVID WILKERSON
In 1947 Roy Hession had a life-changing experience. Although a full-time evangelist, by his own admission, his ministry had grown tired and dry. But when a group who had been experiencing true revival in East Africa came to England and shared the lessons they had been learning, his life and ministry were transformed. Those truths, which are the very essence and way of revival, are here relayed. For those really seeking revival in their own lives, and an experience of liberty, joy and power in service, the way to those blessings is clearly described. The book that has led so many into a genuine experience of revival will surely do the same for every believer who is truly hungry.
"My purpose in writing this book has been to obtain a heart knowledge of God's names. I wanted to have a revelation of His names on a personal level - to appropriate their fullest meaning not for mere theological knowledge, but for my daily walk with Him.
"You see, each of God's names reveals a defining quality about our Lord's nature and character toward His people. And, as I searched the scriptures, I discovered that God revealed these names to His people only as they needed them in their moments of deepest crisis. It dawned on me that this was how I wanted to learn my Lord's nature, also to know His heart towards us, His people, in our most desperate times. Therefore, I've chosen to explore in these pages the ten names of God that most relate to my own times of testing and crisis." - DAVID WILKERSON
How can we learn to pray effectively? Renowned evangelist and Bible teacher R. A. Torrey says that there are key biblical principles which must be followed if we are to pray in a way that brings answers. Beginning by showing the importance of prayer, he goes on to establish that the essence of true prayer is based on an intimate relationship with God. He deals with key features of effective prayer such as perseverance, praying in the Spirit and praying according to the will of God.
"The disciples did not know how to pray as they ought, so they came to Jesus and said, 'Lord teach us to pray.' We know not how to pray as we ought, but we have another Teacher and Guide right at hand to help us: 'The Spirit helpeth our infirmity.' When we come into God's presence we should recognize 'our infirmity', our ignorance of what we should pray for or how we should pray for it, and we should look up to the Holy Spirit, casting ourselves utterly upon Him." R. A. TORREY
How can we get the most out of the Bible? Renowned preacher and evangelist R. A. Torrey says that the Bible is like a gold-mine, and in order to benefit most and discover its hidden riches, we need to put some work in. Whereas many are content just to read the Word of God, to those who are willing to put in some time and effort, the rewards are enormous. Torrey outlines the methods he has found most helpful in studying the Bible, giving examples of different types of study, how to start and how each study might proceed. Just as importantly, he sets out the necessary spiritual conditions for the one seeking to study in order for him to derive maximum benefit. Proven for over a hundred years, this classic work serves both to encourage the serious study of the Scriptures and to show how it can best be done.
The true nature of the Christian life - one of exciting adventure beset with dangers and difficulties - is brilliantly portrayed in Bunyan's classic allegory. The author vividly portrays key features of Christian experience, such as the Slough of Despond, and familiar characters, such as Mr. Worldly Wiseman, in a way that brings encouragement, warning and correction to every believer. In this edition, an attempt has been made to make the text as clear and readable as possible whilst retaining the original language of Bunyan's day. Explanatory notes and a short biography are also included.
This is a book that seeks to be simply about the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. Each aspect of Christian experience is made real in us just by seeing Him. He is both the Blessing we all seek and the easily accessible Way to that blessing.
"The Lord Jesus has come to take from us every yoke of bondage and to set us free to serve Him in the freshness and spontaneity of the Spirit, and all that by the simple sight of Him which the Holy Spirit delights to give to the needy despairing heart. 'We would see Jesus' is our theme. Seeing Him is not merely attaining an objective knowledge of Him; it is something subjective and experimental. It is seeing Him by faith to be just what I need as a sinner, a failure, a poverty stricken weakling, and allowing Him to be just that to me in this hour." ROY HESSION
This is a book of wonderful theology, that goes to the heart of our difficulties as humans and as Christians, and portrays it through the beautiful story of David's life.
"The story of the Bible can be regarded simply as the story of two men, Adam and Christ. It is the story of the sin of the first man and his failure to fulfil God's intentions, and the coming of the second Man to rescue the first from his miseries and take over from him. And the story continues right up to the present, for Adam lives today as surely as Jesus Christ does.
"The Old Testament is full of types and foreshadowings of Christ, and nowhere in its pages is the story of the first man and the second Man so clearly typified as in the history of Israel's first two kings, Saul and David. I am not concerned merely to show the beautiful parallels between David and Christ, but to see in it all a pictorial presentation of certain great truths of the New Testament with regard to the Christian life, notably of the words, 'not I, but Christ'--perhaps the most complete description in the New Testament of the heart of the Christian life and how it is to be lived." - ROY HESSION
"This is devotional writing of a very high quality." - DAVID WINTER
The lectures of Charles Finney on Revival constitute probably the most exhaustive treatment of the subject that can be found. The lectures were the result of intense study, both of the Bible and of human need, by a man of lofty spirituality and distinguished as evangelist, pastor and theologian. In this book an attempt has been made to gather the main points from the large amount of material available, in order to provide a handbook for those Christian workers who would learn the simple principles which govern the promise of Revival.
The Revival We Need is the most powerful plea for revival I have ever read. Had I the wealth of a millionaire I would put it in every Christian home and confidently look for a revival which would sweep round the world.'
- JONATHAN GOFORTH
'If God stirs up hearts to pray for a revival it is a sure sign that He wants to send one, and He is always true to His word. Have we the faith? Do we expect an awakening? The answer is not long in coming once the conditions are met.
'The trouble is not with God. It lies right here with ourselves. He is willing, more than willing. But we are not ready. And He is waiting for us. Are we going to keep Him waiting long?'
- OSWALD J. SMITH
His books have been used by the Holy Spirit to sear into the very depths of my own soul and have had a tremendous influence on my personal life and ministry.'
- BILLY GRAHAM
This is an incredibly powerful book which gets to the heart of the Christian life. It contains both foundational teaching about victorious living but also very insightful instruction about authentic Christianity, and how one's whole life can be used in effective service for God.
Few other writers can speak as incisively as Oswald J. Smith; although written several generations ago, this is essential reading for our day.
When Paul came to Ephesus, he found some disciples and asked them, Did ye receive the Holy Spirit when ye believed? They replied that they had not heard that there even was a Holy Spirit.
Many Christians are in a similar position today: soundly saved and born again of the Holy Spirit, but not walking in the power of the Spirit.
Andrew Murray says that the biggest lack in the church today and the single solution to all its problems is the real moving of the Spirit. Whilst so much time is wasted with men's ideas and men's methods, if we were simply to seek the power of the Holy Spirit and allow Him to work, the whole Christian landscape would change.
In an age when methodology is on the increase, Andrew Murray takes us back to basic biblical principles, showing us how to experience the Holy Spirit's power, and why it is the one thing needful.
The importance of waiting on God cannot be over-emphasized. In a world marked by frenetic activity, Andrew Murray shows that this unspectacular work opens the door to God's power in any situation. When our instinct calls us to work, it is often more important to wait - that is, to look to God to come into the situation--and then to work in His power.
What hope is there when things go wrong? From the beautiful story of Ruth comes the message of revival, restoration and redemption.
When Naomi went to Moab and then saw her husband and two sons die, it seemed that all was lost. But in fact it was just the beginning of a wonderful period in Israel's history, and ultimately ended with the birth of the Messiah.
When we find ourselves in difficult situations, often of our own making, we can start to lose hope and believe that we can never be restored to our previous position. But the message of Ruth is that God can not only redeem the situation but can make the end better than the beginning.
"I had the joy of a close friendship with Roy Hession and saw him putting into practice the message of his books. He is now with the Lord but his message is as relevant as ever."
- GEORGE VERWER
E. M. Bounds has a message: We need to pray. Whereas much of the church is focussing on methods and education, Bounds says the answer to the lack of power in Christian service is simply prayer. Bounds identifies the errors that many make which lead to failure, and uses the lives of great men of God as examples to show the absolute necessity of a serious prayer life. This rousing exhortation should leave a deep impression.
"What the Church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Spirit can use--men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Spirit does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men--men of prayer."
- E. M. BOUNDS
"In the opening chapters of the Book of Revelation the Apostle John tells us how on the Isle of Patmos he was given an awesome vision of the Lord Jesus, risen from the dead. Then John says, 'When I saw Him, I fell at His feet as dead.' He tells us not only the vision itself, but the profound effect it had on him. It utterly prostrated him before the Lord until He came and laid His right hand on him and said 'Fear not.'" - ROY HESSION
If we are ever to come to a place of revival, we need to see the Lord as He really is: reigning resplendent in glory and holiness. It is only then that we will see ourselves as we really are and so see our great need. In this profound book, Roy Hession looks at three men and a group of men, and the effect that a new vision of the Lord had upon them.
"I had the joy of a close friendship with Roy Hession and saw him putting into practice the message of his books. He is now with the Lord but his message is as relevant as ever." - GEORGE VERWER (Founder of Operation Mobilisation)
Roy Hession's first book, The Calvary Road, has been pivotal in the lives of millions. In it, he sets out the simple truths that can lead a Christian from defeat to victory, from dryness and despair into joy and abundant life.
In this his autobiography, he tells the story of how those truths were learnt in his own life. Brutally honest about his own mistakes and failures, he is able to give hope and encouragement to even the most despairing Christian.
"Here is a book that will change your life."- DR. STEPHEN OLFORD
"One of the great Christian books of all time is Roy Hession's The Calvary Road. I find it a great help and blessing to know something about the author of a book. Roy's autobiography is just that kind of blessing. The road he speaks of is not one of perfection or super-spirituality, but one of reality and grace. As you read these pages you will see God working in the midst of the mess." - GEORGE VERWER (Founder of Operation Mobilisation)
Roy Hession's first book, The Calvary Road, has been an international best-seller, with millions of copies sold.
The complexities of the Christian life are often overlooked, but in The Holy War Bunyan has found a way to lay everything bare. Using the analogy of a town under siege to represent a human soul, he goes deeply into the whole matter of true spiritual warfare. He describes the different methods of the Enemy and the mistakes that people make which enable him to get an advantage. He also shows how Emmanuel, with infinitely greater wisdom and power, ultimately is able to step in, redeem and preserve.
Although not always the simplest of books to read, those willing to persevere are richly rewarded with powerful insights and deep revelations about the whole matter of redemption, which can only cause them to be led into greater worship and adoration of the Saviour.
This edition retains Bunyan's own powerful diction, reset for a new generation.
A fruitful Christian life is available to every believer, and all that is necessary is to abide in Christ. In this classic devotional, Andrew Murray leads us gently there.
"When Jesus says, 'I am the true Vine,' He tells us that all the vines of earth are pictures and emblems of Himself. He is the divine reality, of which they are the created expression. They all point to Him, and reveal Him. If you would know Jesus, study the vine.
"How many eyes have gazed on and admired a great vine with its beautiful fruit. Come and gaze on the heavenly Vine till your eye turns from all else to admire Him. How many, in a sunny clime, sit and rest under the shadow of a vine. Come and be still under the shadow of the true Vine, and rest under it from the heat of the day. What countless numbers rejoice in the fruit of the vine! Come, and take, and eat of the heavenly fruit of the true Vine, and let your soul say: 'I sat under His shadow with great delight, and His fruit was sweet to my taste.'" - ANDREW MURRAY
"I did not put this book down until I had read every word of it. My soul was refreshed. My prayer is that it will reach the hearts of thousands of others as it has reached mine." - GIPSY SMITH
"Have you ever been filled with the Holy Spirit and are you living a spirit-filled life today? The Bible says, "Be filled with the Spirit". Have you obeyed and are you filled? "This, you see, is a command - "Be filled with the Spirit." As a matter of fact, it is the most important commandment in the Bible. Because, you see, when you obey this commandment you automatically obey all the others. The fulness of the Spirit settles every problem in your life. "This message, therefore, is for each and every one of us. We all need to be filled with the Spirit. The disciples were filled on the day of Pentecost and then filled again at a later date. We, too, must be filled again and again." - OSWALD J SMITH
"His books have been used by the Holy Spirit to sear into the very depths of my own soul and have had a tremendous influence on my personal life and ministry." - BILLY GRAHAM
The story of Hudson Taylor has inspired the lives of generations of Christians. Coming from humble origins and battling through great hardships to found the China Inland Mission, his life is a monumental example of triumph in adversity. In this, the greatest of all the biographies of Taylor, not only are the bare facts conveyed, but also the heart and character of a man of God.
The secret of this biography is that the authors not only enjoyed a close relationship with Hudson Taylor, but shared his intimate walk with the Lord. As a result, they are able to lead the reader into the truths that make for a deeper relationship with God.
"As I read the Life of Hudson Taylor, I found it not only utterly absorbing, but Jesus came to me through its pages. I saw Jesus again as the Vine and I but a branch, and I returned to my rest."
- ROY HESSION
This powerful book is for Christians old and new. With his fresh portrayal of grace, Roy Hession shows how you really can experience joy, peace and genuine revival in your Christian life.
"I have been seeking to proclaim the whole message of grace since I was confronted with revival in 1947. Though I was a full-time evangelist, I was profoundly moved by this confrontation with living revival and I began a new walk with the Lord. As a result, I was given a new concept of the gospel of grace of God by means of which God accomplishes the revival of His church and the salvation of the lost. This book is the direct result of that new concept." - ROY HESSION
"I had the joy of a close friendship with Roy Hession and saw him putting into practice the message of his books. He is now with the Lord but his message is as relevant as ever."
"Are you moving on in the growing fullness of the revelation of the Lord Jesus? Have you an open heaven? Is God in Christ revealing Himself to you in ever greater wonder and fullness?
"The ministry contained in this little book has been wrought on the anvil of deep and drastic dealings of God with the vessel. It is not only doctrinal: it is experiential. Only those who really mean business with God will take the pains demanded to read it.
"Of all the books that have issued from this ministry, I regard this one as that which goes most deeply to the roots and foundations of our life in Christ with God... May He make the reading of it result in a fuller understanding of the meaning of Christ." - T. AUSTIN-SPARKS
"This is a book you will want to read many times. It was during my third reading that its truth fully dawned on me. It has affected my preaching, my outlook on life, and intensified my hunger for the glorious liberty of the Cross. We believe this book is destined by God to bless and edify numerous spiritually hungry ministers and laymen." - DAVID WILKERSON
This book has been definitive in the lives of many.
Andrew Murray says that humility lies at the very heart of a successful Christian life.
When we came to God for salvation, it was in admitting our need that we found grace. So in every stage of our walk, it is by admitting our lack and realising our utter dependence on God that we are victorious. Moreover, in that God was willing to humble Himself, it is by walking in lowliness of mind that we bear the strongest sign that we are the children of God.
Although the author of The Kneeling Christian wished to remain anonymous, the book itself quickly became one of the best-loved books of prayer throughout the world. A profoundly powerful and spiritual book of the Keswick tradition, it speaks to the heart not only on prayer but in abundant ways about the deeper Christian life. Hugely inspiring, it should lead the reader to a more intimate walk with God, a more powerful and effective prayer life, and to greater fruit in ministry.