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Saint Athanasius: The Father of Orthodoxy

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Frances Alice Forbes


A short and rather old fashioned biography a great saint. Don't expect subtlety; it's unapologetic hagiography. The saint is presented as a …

The Greatest Thing in the World and Other Addresses

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Henry Drummond


The spiritual classic The Greatest Thing In the World is a trenchant and tender analysis of Christian love as set forth in the thirteenth ch…

The Enemies of Property

In What's Wrong With the World

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GK Chesterton and G. K. Chesterton


Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874–1936) has been called the “prince of paradox.” Time magazine observed of his writing style: “Whenever possibl…

The Overflowing Blessing

In When the Holy Ghost Is Come

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Samuel Logan Brengle


"The writer, Colonel Brengle, gives us not only of the fruit of an orderly and well-stored mind on the great subject before us, but—&sh…

Book II - IV - Ne Sit Ancillae

In The Odes and Carmen Saeculare

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Quintus Horatius Flaccus (Horace) and Quintus Horatius Flaccus


Flawlessly hammered out, as if from eternal bronze—"aere perennius"—The Odes of Horace are the consummate expression of the pride,…

The Heart of Jesus

In Helps to Holiness

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Samuel Logan Brengle


Samuel Logan Brengle was a commissioner in the Salvation Army. His books are known for the practicality, joyfulness and authenticity. His li…

A Suffering God

In Gleams of Sunshine

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Joseph Horatio Chant


This is a volume of religious, and as the subtitle of the book says, 'optimistic' poems by J.H. Chant, a Canadian minister of the United Chu…

Chapter 26

In The Story of John Wesley Told to Boys and Girls

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Marianne Kirlew


Marianne Kirlew tells the story of John Wesley, English revivalist and founder of Methodism, in short chapters in simple language and an eng…

Version 13

In The Potato's Dance

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Vachel Lindsay


LibriVox volunteers bring you 16 recordings of The Potato's Dance by Vachel Lindsay. This was the weekly poetry project for March 22nd, 2009…

Psalm 86

In Psalms of David

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Isaac Watts


Isaac Watts was a poet, hymn-writer and musician. He wrote many of what we regard as "classical hymns" such as "Joy to the Wo…