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Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr., author of 39 books, and featured teacher on Bible Student’s Radio, has been dedicated to the recovery and sharing of scriptural truths for more than forty-five years.

He pastored for 15 years (Hampton, VA), was a Christian school administrator (A.C.E.), Bible bookstore owner (Amherst, VA), and active Bible conference speaker.

Other than family, literature has always been the prime passion of his life. For the past forrty years this has found its expression in the distribution of serious, hard-to-find Bible study books, through a family-based ministry known today as Study Shelf. Since 2006 he has been publisher of Bible Student’s Press, with over 560 book titles.

He has been the editor of The Biblical Standard (1976-1980), The Old Paths (1981-1985), Forgotten Truths (1986-1989), Grace Testimony (1986-1995), the weekly Bible Student’s Notebook (since 1989), and Daily Email Goodies (since 2003).

Clyde now resides in Windber, PA, enjoying the greatest roles of his life as husband, father and grandfather.



Another Look at “Bible Study”: The Misuse of II Timothy 2:15 and the Abuse of Christ’s Body (#0370) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. 80 pages, paperback. $4.95

“You continue to bless me with messages that relieve the burden.” – Illinois
“Helped me shed major bondage.”– Michigan
“What a freeing teaching.” - Pennsylvania
“Such a balm to my soul.” – Canada
“Finally relieved me of yet another religious burden.” – Poland

Being OK with Not Being OK Embracing God’s Design for You … and Everyone You Know (and Don’t Know) (#1985) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.

For now, you’re broken, and you aren’t going to be “fixed.” Granted, you may have some days that are better than others, some circumstances that seem to indicate that you are “OK,” but the wearisome cycle simply will recur.

Thus it is by design – by divine design. Father is bringing you to a place where you are OK with not being OK, where you simply rest in His current purpose and plan in your training and development for that grand and magnificent culmination that He has so wonderfully and skillfully designed especially for you – in your next life. ISBN: 9781934251904 -- 134 pages, paperback. $9.95

Believer's Warfare, The: Wearing the Armor of Light in the Darkness of this World (#7000) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. The believer is in the middle of an ancient spiritual warfare that is as old as mankind. The battle itself, although intense, is not complicated. It is not a process of spiritual hoop-jumping. Indeed it is simple. The Believer's Warfare surveys a few key passages of Scripture to reveal God's sure plan of victory in the life of His saints. ISBN: 9781934251003 / 1934251003 -- 55 pages, paperback. $9.95














Bible Student's Notebook, The (VOLUMES) The Bible Student’s Notebook is a periodical dedicated to the: - Promotion of Bible study - Encouragement of the believer’s growth in grace - Support of the role of family patriarch - Recovery of truth that has too long been hidden under the veils of traditionalism, prejudice, misunderstanding and fear. The Bible Student’s Notebook is not connected with any "Church," "Movement," "Organization," "Society," "Mission," or separate body of believers, but is sent forth to and for all of God’s saints.  $19.95 each Volume.

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NOTE: ORDER THE NEWEST VOLUMES FIRST! -- The BSN volumes cover over a 20 year period; the more recent issues contain our most recent understanding of Biblical issues. Therefore when ordering volumes of the BSN, we would encourage you to order the latest volumes and work your way backwards.

Daily Gleanings: 365 Selections on Scriptural Truths (#1836) Editor: Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.  This book contains a collection of gleanings from some 200 different authors. These excerpts are intended to be an encouragement to those who are walking on a different path with the Lord – a journey that is “outside of the camp.” Some quotations are from beloved and trusted authors, but more often than not, they are from unusual sources. Sometimes, it is simply amazing how an author can admit in print to some grand truth that their writings and ministries otherwise generally deny. For the authors of these quotes, the truth that is conveyed by them may oddly seem “out of place”; but in some ways, the more unlikely the source, the more amazingly it testifies to the truth – and the fact that it cannot be hidden. ISBN: 9781934251836 -- 253 pages, paperback. $19.95

Daily Gleanings – 2: 365 Selections on Scriptural Truths (#3630) Editor: Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.  This second volume contains treasured gleanings from some 170 different authors. It has a title, author and Scripture index. ISBN: 9781629043630 -- 190 pages, paperback. $16.95

Daily Goodies: 365 Thoughts on Scriptural Truths (#1747) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. This is a great resource for personal and family study, as well as a valuable reference volume covering many varied biblical themes. This is a collection of choice selections from the author’s Daily E-mail Goodies. These free daily e-mails began being issued in 2003 and contain studies on scriptural themes. ISBN: 9781934251744 -- 490 pages, paperback. $19.95

Ephesians & Colossians: Scripture for the Present Administration (#3807) by – Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. Ephesians and Colossians are the present truth for the current dispensation. Ephesians introduces the Secret Administration in which we live, while Colossians, its companion epistle, completes the Word of God. There are no other Secret Administration letters beyond Ephesians and Colossians. 62 pages, paperback. Check out this video book review! $7.95

More Daily Goodies: 365 Thoughts on Scriptural Truths (#3364) Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. A great resource for personal and family study, as well as a valuable reference volume covering many varied biblical themes. This is a collection of choice selections from the author’s Daily Email Goodies. 392 pages, paperback. $19.95

The Divine Activation of Faith and the Myth of Free Will by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. What is faith? Who is a believer? Is faith a matter of human choice, or is it a gift from God? Do those who have faith understand and believe everything correctly? Or, do they experience areas or degrees of unbelief? Can one be weak or strong in faith? Is there room in faith for growth? These are among the important questions that are considered in this work. 72 pages, paperback. $9.95

Divine Lockup - by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. This work deals scripturally with God’s sovereignty in the midst of humanity’s current condition of, and future deliverance from, unbelief, sin, vanity and corruption. Without question, for all creation, the best is yet to come. Paperback, 66 pages, paperback.
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Due Benevolence: A Study of Biblical Sexuality (#3775) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. Think you have read all that there is on the subject of sexuality from the Bible? Think again! Religious moralist have taken the wonderful gift of human beauty and sexuality and made them something dirty and sinful. Much is at stake regarding truth, as well as the nature and character of God Himself. A groundbreaking work providing…

• A refreshingly honest and uninhibited look at sexuality.
• A breath of fresh air from the religious and Victorian mentality.
• A daring and valuable glimpse at the wonderful light just outside sexuality’s prison-cell door.

220 pages, paperback. $24.95

God 101 (Back to Basics) (#2527) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. Sadly, there are some who would teach of a god who somehow does not know all things, is not all powerful, is not sovereign, and is always changing his mind. This may be a god of religion, but it is not the God of Scripture. This work goes back to the basics, back to a scriptural foundation of the True and Living God. 70 pages, paperback.  $4.95





God’s Holy Nation: Israel and Her Earthly Purpose (Contrasted with the Body of Christ and Its Heavenly Purpose) (#2275) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.

Israel plays a key role in God’s plan of the ages. Though currently she has been set aside “until the times of the nations be fulfi lled,” He is by no means done with her.

Today, God is operating His purpose in the ecclesia – the Church, the Body of Christ. The Scriptures provide us with the clear, critical distinction between God’s earthly nation and Christ’s celestial body.

Christendom, however, has diminished Israel’s divine significance in an attempt to advance their artificial homogenization of Scripture’s grand theme, thus obscuring the glorious evangel of our day – “the Good News of the Happy God” committed to the trust of Paul, our Apostle.

This work highlights some of the more prominent distinctions which belong to God’s literal, physical, earthly nation. In so doing, it is our desire to allow the reader to see more clearly God’s dealings with God’s favored nation, so that they may in turn embrace a far greater calling and purpose. ISBN: 9781934251887 -- 360 pages, paperback. $19.95

Great Omission, The: Christendom’s Abandonment of the Biblical Family (#2010) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. This book presents twenty years of study, taking a candid look at the issue of multiple wives in Scripture and society. The book chapters are: The Problem; The Divine Provision; The Marital Gift; The Old Testament Scriptural Precedent; The New Testament Scriptural Precedent; The Religious System’s Destruction of the Biblical Family; The History of Its Practice; The Cultural Issue. This book also has 14 appendixes ISBN: 9781934251713 -- 204 pages, paperback. $14.95

Heaven’s Embassy: The Divine Plan & Purpose of the Home (#5675) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. The home is central to all of God’s dealings with man throughout the course of time. It is His Divine “institution” and “organization” upon the earth; and for the believer, it is the Embassy of Heaven. An embassy is “the residence or office of an ambassador.” Since the believer is an ambassador of the Lord Jesus Christ (II Corinthians 5:14-21), his home is thus the Divine Embassy of heavenly ministry. Pauline ministry is centered in the homes of believers. This is even the true sphere of the Body of Christ; for this reason our apostle speaks of “church in thy house.” This book doesn’t focus upon the external specifics of the ministry of Heaven’s Embassy (such as hospitality); that will be saved for another volume. Instead, it looks at the inner-workings of the Embassy itself; focusing upon its very nature and internal purpose and function. 250 pages, paperback. $19.95

I Am! Who and What God Says I Am! The Divine Reckoning of the Renewed Mind; Daily Thoughts on Divine Life (#1737) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. People are always talking about their attempts to discover their true selves – their efforts at trying to “find themselves.” The believer in the Lord Jesus Christ needs to find out who they really are. This doesn’t need to be such a difficult search. All that is really needed is a careful look at the Scriptures, and a simple faith in the words of who and what God says we are. God knows who we are; all we need to do is to believe Him. This book catalogs the Divine Record of who and what God says you are. It is a short encyclopedia of faith; the truth about you. It is the truth about you, simply because it is God Who has said it. God has spoken these truths concerning you – the real you.  Believe His record! Refuse to be a shell of a person, pushed into a mold of Adamic conformity. Be the real unique you whom God has designed you to be. Refuse to be bullied out of your divinely designed identity that our Father has given you. Understanding and believing these glorious truths will allow you the freedom to be at rest. ISBN: 9781934251737 -- 107 pages, paperback. $9.95

I Choose! Living Life to Its Fullest (#4120) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. Forty-Eight Daily Thoughts on Divine Life. You are alive! Yet not just alive, but alive with the very life of God! Don’t allow your “What if…” imaginations of the past or the future to lay claim to the present that God has given you. Allow the objective, unchanging truth of who God has made you in the Lord Jesus Christ to transform your mind and life as you take this spiritual journey of I Choose.” ISBN: 9781934251324 / 1934251321 --192 pages, paperback. $16.95

King James Version, The: 400 Years of Bondage – 1611-2011 (#4682) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. 1611 was not a high spiritual mark in the history of the church, the Body of Christ. Instead of being a grand year of the pinnacle of preservation or perfection of God’s Word, it was rather the sad depths of the subtle corrupting of God’s Word by the historic union of governmental and ecclesiastical politics. 76 pages, paperback. $9.95

A Look at Alcohol in the Scriptures (#1150) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. Don’t be fooled by the teetotalism. Contrary to what many attempt to teach, the Scriptures are replete with the divine gift and godly blessings of alcohol. 54 pages, paperback. $4.95

Mars’ Hill - A Study on Acts 17 (#3371) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. Even among those who place a great emphasis on Paul, with his unique apostleship and message, there is an amazing neglect of one of his most outstanding messages found in the Book of Acts: his message given on Mars’ Hill. The content of his message to this group of unbelieving pagans has been overlooked for far too long. These words of Paul contain a very rich message. Preserved in the Scriptures, we know that it not only was a challenge to the pagans of Athens but that it will prove to be a challenge to the members of Christ’s Body as well. 66 pages, paperback. $6.95

The Myth of Easter: The “Christian Mythology” Series (#1675) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. This is an overview of the pagan myths related to Easter along with the scriptural truth of Christ’s resurrection, with chart. 72 pages, booklet. $4.95

Nothing Will Be Lost! The Truth About God’s Good News by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. This is an abridgement of the larger work The Salvation of All. It is designed as a give-away edition, with quantity pricing available. 88 pages, paperback. Check out the video book review!

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“Pastors” - The Ascension Gifts, the Higher Powers of Romans 13, and the Secret Administration (#3760) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. The modern role of “pastor” is not founded on Scripture, but instead is an institutional fabrication of Protestantism. The Ascension Gifts of Ephesians 4 were prophetically a part of Israel’s Old Testament promises. The “higher powers” of Romans 13 were not a reference to civil authorities, but rather the spiritual rulers over the Acts-Period churches. Since Acts 28 (the dispensational boundary line) the “powers that be” have been withdrawn. Under the current Secret Administration all of these “gifts” are inoperative. The One Body has no flesh-and-blood rulers. We are to be submissive only to our Head: the Lord Jesus Christ. To Him alone do we owe our allegiance. 75 pages, paperback. $8.95

Plowboy’s Bible, The: God’s Word for Common Man (#4425) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. Shocking conclusions from the man that brought you The King James Bible Song. This book represents years of study and a significant change in understanding. Raised on and trained in a “King James Only” position, most of the author’s teaching ministry was centered on the defense of the KJV. He had early associations with major proponents of this position and their followers. He actively taught classes and seminars on the subject of Bible versions. For many years he distributed thousands of books from a collection of over 100 different titles in support of the KJV position. Here he shares what he has come to see that has caused him to completely abandon his former position. 254 pages, paperback. $19.955

Prehistoric Creatures: Chosen in Christ Before the Disruption of the World (#4040) Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. This is a brief look at our place in God’s plan: one that pre-dates “the disruption of the world” (Ephesians 1:4). 37 pages, paperback. $4.95

Salvation of ALL, The: Creation’s Final Destination (A Biblical Look at Universal Reconciliation) Expanded Edition (#7001) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. The Gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is truly better “Good News” than we ever could have imagined. It is far more glorious than religion would ever have us believe. The Salvation of All is a book about a “Good News” that will reach its final goal in the salvation of all mankind. ISBN: 9781934251010 / 1934251011 -- 316 pages, paperback.  Expanded Edition (132 additional pages) $24.95

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Le Salut de Tous: Destination Finale de la Création (Un Regard Biblique sur la Réconciliation Universelle) (#5269) Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. (Translated by – Rock Bérubé, Rock Arsenault) This is the French translation of The Salvation of All, a biblical look at Universal Reconciliation. It details a “Good News” that will reach its final goal in the salvation of all. 303 pages, paperback. $19.95

The Seven Administrations - The Basic Dispensations of Scripture (#3838) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. Throughout Scripture we are presented with various administrations. These administrations, sometimes called “dispensations,” or “economies,” are divine managements, stewardships, or households. They are the organization and implementation of a specific divine purpose. This is an introductory look at the seven basic administrations in Scripture. Grasping the overall scope of these will greatly assist us in understanding the Scriptures. Such an awareness of our place in the Divine plan can save us from much confusion, heartache, and despair. Extensive endnotes. Overview chart. 69 pages, paperback. $6.95

Seven Things I Misunderstood About Prophecy (An Exposé of Evangelical Prophetic Interpretation), Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. (#4088). Early in his life and ministry, what the author knew and taught about the themes found in this book were simply what he had learned since childhood: traditional Evangelical Christian prophetic interpretation. However, in time he would come to see things quite differently. In this work he shares with the reader things that he had misunderstood, and after fifty years of personal Scripture study, what he now understands: realizations that have brought him great peace. IMPORTANT NOTICE: This work is extracted from the author’s larger work Things I Misunderstood, and can also be found in the compilation, Rightly Dividing Israel’s Prophetic Kingdom. -- 166 pages, paperback. $14.95
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Steps I Have Taken, The by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. (#1175) A short autobiographical work. 65 pages, paperback. $6.95

Studeren in het Schriftwoord  (DUTCH) (#1125) door Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. Een verzameling artikelen van Clyde, over verschillende onderwerpen, vertaald in het Nederlands. O.a. "Heb ik een identiteitscrisis? Ik ben wie en wat God zegt dat ik ben! " en "Laat vrijheid klinken!"159 paginas, PB. $9.95



Suffering: God’s Forgotten Gift (#5150) Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. Two gifts given to the believer are mentioned by Paul in Philippians 1:29. The first is “to believe on Him.” This is a glorious gift. Every believer has been given this gift from God. Those who possess it may not even fully recognize it as a gift from Him, but indeed faith is God’s wonderful gift to us. Faith is a rich gift from God, but there is also another gift from God to the believer, mentioned by Paul in Philippians 1:29, that is equally as glorious. The second gift is “also to suffer for His sake.” This, too, is a glorious gift. Every believer has been given this gift from God as well, but those who possess it often do not fully recognize it for what it is. Indeed, suffering for His sake similarly is God’s wonderful gift to us. Paul teaches us to embrace this second gift as well as we do the first! ISBN: 9781934251584 -- 100 pages, paperback. $9.95

Things I Misunderstood (#4071) Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. Early on in his life and ministry, what the author knew and taught about the themes found in this book were simply what he had learned since childhood: traditional Evangelical Christian doctrine. However, in time he would come to see things quite differently. In this work he shares with the reader things that he had misunderstood, and after fifty years of personal Scripture study, what he now understands: realizations that have brought him great peace. This work covers Things I Misunderstood (#4071) … about God … about Salvation … about Christ’s Sacrificial Work … about the Rich Man & Lazarus, and … about Prophecy. 194 pages, paperback. $19.95

Ultimate Liberation:  Beyond Forgiveness (The Justification from and of Sin) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. (#2510) Many people labor under a heavy weight of guilt and shame. The answer is to be found only in the total provision that God Himself has already provided! Paperback. 60 pages, paperback. $4.95

The Undoing of Adam (and the Approach Present of God) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. Christ is greater than Adam, undoing what Adam did. In fact, Christ’s work at Calvary is greater than Adam’s fall. All of God’s creation will be gloriously saved by the successful work of “the Savior of the world” (John 4:42). Salvation is not dependent on us at all; it is all about Christ and His work alone. Paul taught that the exact same “all” who are condemned in Adam are the exact same “all” who are justified in Christ (Romans 5:18), and that the exact same “all” who die in Adam are the exact same “all” who are “made alive” in Christ (I Corinthians 15:22). Christianity has an Adam who is greater than Christ; however, it is Christ Who is greater than Adam. A note concerning the cover: We wanted a cover that would immediately convey the theme of the book’s content, choosing to go with a traditional “cross” scene to express the work of Christ at Calvary. Yet Christ did not die on a “cross,” but was nailed to a simple “stake.” An explanation is provided in the appendix. 98 pages, paperback. $9.95

We Call Him “Father” (#3609) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. “One God and Father of all, Who is over all and through all and in all” (Ephesians 4:6, Concordant Version). Jesus Christ came to reveal God’s true identity and nature as “Father.” This was an advanced revelation concerning God, super-abounding that of any previous one. With radical boldness Christ called Him “Father,” and Paul pressed this glorious truth to its grand ultimate, that God was the “Father of all.” 31 chapters, 21 appendixes. Second Edition (2023), 276 pages, paperback. $19.95

Wife Loving: The Husband’s Paramount Privilege (#0462) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. This book is about Christ-mentored husbandry; a look at husbands’ important and honored role of loving their wives. So lofty and divine is its pursuit, Paul presents none other than Christ Himself as the mentor: “Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church.” 978-1-62904-046-2 US Trade (6x9), 88 pages, paperback. $9.95

Will We Escape Death? (#5016) by – Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. The plight of humanity is mortality and death. In every age the believer’s hope has always been resurrection from the dead and the glory which lays beyond. It was Satan who first introduced the idea, “Thou shalt not surely die.” So, what makes anyone think that Satan was right – that we are actually not going to die? What makes someone expect that, of all of the people who have ever lived before them, they will somehow be the ones who will escape death? The answer, in one word: tradition. 55 pages, paperback. Check out this video book review! $4.95

World Affairs and National Politics: And the High Calling of God in Christ Jesus
(#4250) by Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr. When did nationalism begin? What is God’s purpose for nationalism? Is the United States a Christian nation? Does any government have Favored Nation Status with God today? Should believers support Israel? What did Paul have to say about our citizenship? What is our role in relation to nations? Is our job to rid the world of evil? What should the believer’s attitude be toward earthly authority? Should all obedience to earthly magistrates be absolute? Are believers to pay their taxes? Where does voting and jury duty fit in? Why was the apostle Paul executed? These and many other questions are addressed in this groundbreaking work! Third Edition (2024), 292 pages, paperback. Check out this video book review!
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