Our authors include the Puritans and authors in the Puritan tradition. While Chapel Library does not necessarily agree with all the doctrinal views of the authors it publishes, we are very careful to choose material written by authors who uphold historic Christian doctrine.
Scottish Presbyterian, brother of Andrew Bonar. After university, he pastored in village churches before serving many years at the main Presbyterian church in Edinburgh, which became known for its solid Bible teaching and revival. He was a great winner of souls, preacher, hymn writer, and writer, gifted in putting great truths into understandable language.Visit Horatius Bonar's page.
The father of Reformed and Presbyterian theology. During the course of his ministry in Geneva, lasting nearly twenty-five years, Calvin lectured to theological students and preached an average of five sermons a week in addition to writing a commentary on nearly every book of the Bible as well as numerous treatises on theological topics. His correspondence fills eleven volumes. Born in Noyon, Picardie, France.Visit John Calvin's page.
American Congregationalist preacher. Regarded as America's greatest evangelical theologian and well-known for his preaching in the Great Awakening along with George Whitefield. Author of Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God, A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections, and numerous other titles. Born in East Windsor, Connecticut Colony.Visit Jonathan Edwards's page.
Christopher Newman Hall - English Nonconformist divine and temperance reformer, born at Maidstone on the 22nd of May, 1816. His father was John Vine Hall, proprietor and printer of the Maidstone Journal, and the author of a popular evangelical work called The Sinner’s Friend.Visit Newman Hall's page.
George Müller (1805-1898) was a Christian evangelist and Director of the Ashley Down Orphanage in Bristol, England, who cared for 10,000 orphans in his lifetime. Before his conversion in 1825, no one would have imagined that such a sinful youth would ever become eminent for his faith in God and power in prayer. The work of Müller and his wife with orphans began in 1836.Visit George Mueller's page.
Joseph Charles Philpot (1802-1869) descended from Huguenot Protestants on both sides of his family. A distinguished graduate and fellow of Worcester College, Oxford University, he was a private tutor of the sons of a wealthy Irish gentleman. While in this capacity he became very ill, during which time he saw his sinfulness and came to saving hope in Christ.Visit JC Philpot's page.
English independent Baptist. Pink studied briefly at Moody Bible Institute, pastored churches in the USA and Australia, and returned to England in 1934. His last 12 years were in Lewis, Scotland, writing the Studies in the Scriptures, his monthly expository digest, issued from 1922 to 1953. His focus was on the great themes of grace, justification, and sanctification.Visit Arthur W. Pink's page.
English Anglican. Ryle served in parish churches within the Church of England for almost 40 years, becoming the Bishop of Liverpool in 1880. He came to international prominence as preacher, Bible expositor, and author. With a style focused on communicating great truths to the common man, his tracts and booklets have sold in the millions.Visit John C. Ryle's page.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he later became associate pastor in his father’s Baptist church. While he did not have the opportunity to attend college or seminary, as a young man he devoured the writings of Spurgeon, Pink, the Puritans, and Lloyd-Jones.Visit Lee Roy Shelton, Jr.'s page.
English Baptist. Without formal education, Spurgeon was called to preach in London at 19. The church later became the Metropolitan Tabernacle, where he ministered to 6,000 people on Sundays and came to be much beloved. The 20-25 million printed words of his sermons stand as the most by a single author in Christian history.Visit Charles H. Spurgeon's page.
Born in Gloucester, England; the best-known evangelist of the 18th century and one of the greatest itinerant preachers in the history of the churches of Jesus Christ. Whitefield worked together with John and Charles Wesley in establishing the “Holy Club” during his studies at Oxford University. By God’s grace, Whitefield experienced a genuine conversion and came to see that his “holiness” was only filthy rags. He realized that he needed to rest by faith in the finished work of Christ and began to fervently preach the necessity of regeneration.Visit George Whitefield's page.
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