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Resources providing historical information as well as spiritual encouragement from the lives of fellow-members of the Body of Christ who now "sleep with the Lord."


 

Adlai Loudy: A Brief History of My Early Life and Ministry & Light at the Crossroads (#2251) by Adlai Loudy. A memorial history of Loudy’s early ministry as well as his work in Fairview Crossroads, SC and Pulaski, VA, etc. Facsimile. Paperback, 104 Pages. $10.95
Biography of Rev. Hosea Ballou (#2374) Maturin Murray Ballou (1820-1895). It is the usual practice with biographers to dwell at length and in explanation upon the discoveries and doctrines of the object of their labors, forgetting, apparently, that these things are almost universally known already, and that the main design of a biography should be to make public and illustrate the private life of those whom the world already knows as philosophers, statesmen, divines, or otherwise. Facsimile Paperback. 404 Pages. $23.95
Charles H. Welch: An Autobiography (#6243) Hardback. 156 pages. $19.95
E. W. Bullinger: A Biography  (#4801) by Juanita S. Carey. A behind-the-scenes look at the man who devoted his life to the careful analysis of the biblical text -- a man rooted in the belief that the Bible truly is the written word of God. A man who had one lifelong ambition – to search the word of God with diligence and faithfully pass on to others the truth he found there. 19 pictures. 316pp PB $19.95
Hosea Ballou: A Marvelous Life-Story (#1834) Oscar F. Safford, D.D. (1837-1907) A biography of a great Universalist theologian with most picturesque character. 978-1-62904-183-4 Paperback. 304 Pages. (fc) $21.95
John Nelson Darby (#1827) by W. G. Turner. This looks into the life and labors of John Nelson Darby and was heartily commended by William Kelly the editor of Darby’s Synopsis and Collected Writings. 978-1-62904-182-7 Paperback. 86 Pages. (fc) $11.95

 

 

 

 

Life of Edwin H. Chapin D.D. (#2206) by Sumner Ellis. While living in Utica, NY, Edwin Hubbell Chapin (1814-1880) wondered into the offices of the Evangelical Magazine and Gospel Advocate, a Universalist magazine. He was intrigued by the books on display advocating a God of love rather than fear. He met and talked with the magazine’s editor, Aaron Grosh, and with various Universalist teachers. He would come to be the magazine’s assistant editor.

He pastored churches in Richmond, VA, Boston, MA and New York City. He served as Chaplain of the Massachusetts legislature, member of the Massachusetts State Board of Education, trustee of Bellevue Medical College and Hospital, member of the New York State Historical Society, and founder of the Chapin Home for the Aged and Infirm in New York City.

He received honorary doctorates from Harvard College and Tufts College, and was the editor of the Christian Leader. One of his messages given at the Independent Christian Church (Richmond, VA), became the basis of his widely circulated tract, Universalism: What It Is Not, and What It Is (1838). “Universalism,” he wrote, was not atheism, skepticism, or deism. Instead, “it teaches that all mankind will finally be saved from sin and its consequent misery.” Facsimile Paperback. 344 Pages. $21.95
Life of Rev Hosea Ballou (#2183) by Thomas Whittemore (1800-1861). Hosea Ballou (1771-1852), converted to a belief in universal salvation in 1789, become one of its most influential teachers in US history. He pastored in Portsmouth, NH; Salem, MA; and Boston, MA. He authored books and leaflets, as well as published The Universalist Magazine and other periodicals.

“A life-like portrait of the venerable man whose history it records. Of all living men, probably Thomas Whittemore is best prepared to write the life of Ballou. He was his intimate friend and companion for many years.” – Isaac Dowd Williamson (1807-1876), author of An Examination of the Doctrine of Endless Punishment.

“Mr. Whittemore is the man, above all others, to prepare the Life of Ballou. No man knew him better; no man had studied him so well. Ballou was his spiritual father; and form his early days he had been with the good man.” – William Allen Drew (1798-1879), publisher of The Gospel Banner.

Facsimile. Paperback 4-Volumes. 1624 pages. $89.95
The Life of Rev. John Murray: Preacher of Universal Salvation (#2190) by John Murray (1741-1815). Murray, born in Hampshire, England, became the most well-known and respected voice of American Universalism during the latter part of the 1700s. He traveled extensively throughout the mid-Atlantic states. He learned of universal salvation through the ministry of James Relly. A friend of Generals George Washington and Nathanael Greene, he served as Chaplain of the Rhode Island Brigade of the Continental Arm. He was sustained in this position by the intervention of George Washington when the other chaplains wished to have him expelled over his rejection of belief in hell. He was an associate of Elhanan Winchester and Hosea Ballou, a writer of hymns and compiler of hymnals. He took his memoir to the end of 1774. It was completed by his wife, the literary pioneer Judith Sargent Murray. Facsimile. Paperback. 418 Pages. $23.95
The Life of Sir Robert Anderson & Lady Agnes Anderson (#0684) by A. P. Moore-Anderson (their son), 190 pages, Paperback $19.95
The Lighter Side of My Official Life (#1797) Sir Robert Anderson (1841-1918). This memoir follows Anderson’s legal and secret service career including his role as Scotland Yard’s Assistant Commissioner. While Arthur Conan Doyle was entertaining London at that time with his Sherlock Holmes stories, but it was Anderson and his staff who were ridding the city of crime and criminals. 978-1-62904-179-7 Paperback. 306 Pages. (fc) $21.95

Memoir of Thomas Whittemore (#1940) John G. Adams. An untiring worker, Thomas Whittemore (1800-1861) was a staunch defender of Universalism, both as a preacher, writer and editor. 978-1-62904-194-0 Paperback. 390 Pages. (fc) $22.95

Presenting the Truth in Love: In Memoriam of A.E. Knoch (1874-1965). (#1874) This word consists of seven short chapters: (1) Presenting the Truth in Love – A.E. Knoch; (2) My Father – As I Remember Him – Ernest O. Knoch; (3) Knoch and His Work: A Biographical Sketch by a Close Friend and Long Time Associate – Edward H. Clayton; (4) My Brethren Background – A.E. Knoch; (5) Musings On Mount Olivet – A.E. Knoch; (6) Be Confirmed in the Faith – A.E. Knoch; (7) The Funeral Message – Herman H. Rocke. Paperback. 50 pages. $4.95
Steps I Have Taken, The by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. (#1175) A short autobiographical work. 65 pages, Paperback, $5.95
Though I Spoke With Tongues: A Personal Testimony (#2367) by Dr. A. (Anderw) J. (Jackson) “Jack” Roddy (1919-1997). “This was written by one who for number of years was a member of a modern “Pentecostal” group. The author simply outlines his own personal testimony and observation. Coupled with the simple, clear explanation is a commendable charity. Indeed, often it seemed that the writer went out of his way to avoid any charge of unfairness.” – Leslie K. Tarr, The Gospel Witness (January 6, 1955) Roddy was Professor of Greek and Hebrew at New Orleans Baptist Seminary, and Chairman of the Department of Modern Languages at California Baptist College (Riverside). Facsimile. Paperback. 66 pages. $8.95

 

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