Ten Christian classics, from Thomas à Kempis to R. A. Torrey
Immerse yourself in classic works written by Andrew Murray, Charles Shel¬don, Thomas à Kempis, G. K. Chesterton . . . just to name a few.
This Hendrickson Christian Classics Audio Library, which is masterfully nar¬rated by Stephen Johnston, is the first time these treasured works have appeared together in an audio collection.
• 1 DVD contains narrations of the ten classics.
Ten Classics included
• Absolute Surrender, Andrew Murray
• Heretics, G. K. Chesterton
• How to Pray & How to Study the Bible, R. A. Torrey
• Humility, Andrew Murray
• The Imitation of Christ, Thomas à Kempis
• In His Steps, Charles Sheldon
• The Kneeling Christian, Anonymous
• Orthodoxy, G. K. Chesterton
• The Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan
• The Practice of the Presence of God, Brother Lawrence
• Includes a booklet with introductions to each book
Andrew Murray (1828-1917) lived and ministered as both a pastor and a writer from the towns and villages of South Africa. Originally written in Dutch, his books were translated into English. As his popularity grew, Murray's books found their way into more than twelve foreign languages during his lifetime.
G. K. Chesterton (1874–1936) was one of C. S. Lewis’ primary mentors in apologetics, and an influence even in his conversion. Novelist, poet, essayist, and journalist, Chesterton was perhaps best known for his Father Brown detective stories. He produced more than 100 volumes in his lifetime, including biographies of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Thomas Aquinas. His Everlasting Man, which set out a Christian outline of history, was one of the factors that wore down Lewis’ resistance to Christianity. Chesteron was one of the first defenders of orthodoxy to use humor as a weapon. Perhaps more important was his use of reason to defend faith.
R.A. Torrey (1856-1928), an evangelist, author and educator, was a prolific writer with over forty books to his credit. He was a major force in helping shape the Bible school now known as Moody Bible Institute.
Thomas à Kempis (1380-1471) was a monk at Mt. St. Agnes in the Netherlands. Thomas worked principally at copying and writing. A number of his treatises on the monastic life and little devotional essays have been translated into English including the great devotional work The Imitation of Christ (c.1427).
Charles M. Sheldon (1857-1946) is best remembered for his 1896 masterwork In His Steps, the multi-million copy best-selling Christian novel that continues to challenge readers today. But he was more than a best-selling author: At the turn of the twentieth century, Sheldon was perhaps the best-known clergyman in America, a preacher whose avid support of social reforms grew out of his understanding of the Christian's responsibility to his fellowman.
John Bunyan (1628-1688) was an English preacher and writer. While imprisoned for preaching the Gospel without receiving permission from the Established Church, he wrote The Pilgrim's Progress. Nicholas Herman was born in Lorraine province, France in about 1605; he came from a humble background and was an unlearned man. He was converted in 1629, and after being a soldier and a footman for some time, he entered the religious community of the Carmelites in Paris in about 1649. It was there, as a lay brother, that he took the name of Brother Lawrence. He remained in the community until his death in 1691. While in the community he worked most of the time as a helper in the kitchen; it is in this specific surrounding that he became known for his simple, practical faith.