edition of John Wilson Smith's
"Thou Remainest" is now available in the Amazon
in the UK, USA, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, India, Japan and now Australia; as are the e-book editions of F B Hole's "Isaiah"
and "The Transforming Power of Forgiveness" by Philip Nunn.
Click here for other e-books, including a selection of books by early Brethren writers in Kindle editions from other publishers.
2nd December 2013: Thou Remainest by John Wilson Smith in print and Kindle editions.
Back in print after more than 80 years, a selection of papers "setting forth the excellency and sufficiency of the Lord Jesus Christ" from "Scripture Truth" magazine 1909-1919, written by
J Wilson Smith. As the editor (J T Mawson) wrote in his Foreword: "He writes, not worn-out platitudes, nor of untried theories, but of a Person, well-known, out of the fullness of a heart that finds its joy in the Lord."
An encouraging and challenging devotional read.
Our Winter 2013-14 Used Book Selection is now available
7th August 2013: Isaiah by Frank Binford Hole.
For the first time
in book form, the series of articles entitled "Isaiah — Bible Study" from "Scripture Truth" magazine 1956-1958, written by F B Hole (Scripture Truth editor:
1943-1962). An excellent exposition, bringing out Isaiah's prophecies concerning the Lord Jesus Christ and the past and future of Israel, contrasting the latter with that of the
Church, and bringing out practical implications of Isaiah's message for Christians today.
For your convenience, most recent publications are now available to purchase online from the Scripture Truth Publications Amazon Store, which can be accessed directly, or on the STP Amazon Store page on this site.
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Published earlier in 2013, our brand new edition of An Exposition of the Gospel of John by William Kelly, edited, with additions, by Edward Elihu Whitfield.
For that hard-to-find out-of-print book, search or browse Scripture Truth's listings at the Advanced Book Exchange, with books priced in dollars, pounds, or Euros (in French, German, Italian or Spanish)
The Transforming Power of Forgiveness by Philip Nunn
"One of the greatest problems among Christians today is bitterness and lack of forgiveness. It spreads like a poison in our communities." This book explores forgiveness from a Biblical perspective. Part One takes a practical approach to the subject, while Part Two explores its doctrinal basis.
What a God we Christians have! by Glenn Baxter
This book contains edited transcripts of all Glenn's Truth for Today radio broadcasts. They cover a wide variety of topics including Old Testament character studies, key Christian teachings, and studies in New Testament books. With the needs of young Christians to the fore in each case, the emphasis is on clarity of exposition and challenge in application. Read, enjoy and share Glenn's delight in "what a God we Christians have!"
Order a single copy of What a God we Christians have! by Glenn Baxter at £8.92, inclusive of postage to a UK address, and pay online with PayPal.
Who is Jesus? by Cor Bruins, David Pulman, Peter Ollerhead and George Bell
(Is Jesus God?, Is Jesus a Man?, Is Jesus Lord? and Is Jesus Head of the Church? together in one pocket-sized volume)
"Who is Jesus?" is the most important question which any of us must face. Our answer to that question will determine not only the way we live in this world but also our eternal destiny. This booklet sets out in a clear, understandable way the reasons why we should believe Jesus's claims to be the Son of God.
That Jesus of Nazareth was a real historical person is a well-attested fact. The evidence for His existence is greater than that for many historical figures, e.g. Julius Caesar. Yet many today would deny that He was truly Man. Because He is fully Man, yet at the same time fully God, He alone is the Saviour of the world.
"Why do you call Me 'Lord, Lord,' and do not do the things which I say?" (Luke 6:46) are the telling words of Jesus. This booklet sets out the biblical view of the Lordship of Christ and challenges us to examine our response to His Lordship.
Who controls the church? In today's world, it is vital to have a biblical answer to this important question. The Lord Jesus is Head of His church, His body, controlling and directing it by His Holy Spirit. A church that does not answer to its Head is as lifeless as a headless body.
Order a single copy of Who is Jesus? at £2.31, inclusive of postage to a UK address, and pay online with PayPal.
Some Problems Christians Face by Gordon Kell, Peter Ollerhead and Jonathan Hughes
(The Christian and Temptation, The Christian and Hypocrisy, The Christian and Commitment and The Christian and Conflict together in one pocket-sized volume)
Satan is a past master in the art of temptation. After all, he has had thousands of years of experience in thus opposing the people of God. None of us, in ourselves, is immune from his attacks. This booklet helps us to understand the nature of temptation and looks at ways to overcome it.
Reality or pretence? Do not read this booklet unless you are prepared to be challenged by it! It surveys the Bible's teaching on hypocrisy, a subject that is all too prevalent in today's world.
This booklet cuts right across the easy-going 'What's in it for me?' attitude that characterises much of 21st Century living. It calls for a thoroughgoing commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ. Read it and be challenged!
"Divide and rule" seems to be Satan's policy in his attacks on the Church today. But why does his programme for conflict have to be so successful? This booklet takes a helpful look at the problems Christians face in getting on with one another.
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Can you find your way around your Bible easily? How would you summarise each book? Back in 1888 someone had the bright idea of writing a set of 66 rhyming couplets - one for each book - to do just that. Ideal for children (and older folk too), "The Books of the Bible" is available here in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. The file will open in a new window, which you will need to close after you've read and/or saved it. (See our Promotions page for a version for the Amazon Kindle.)
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"Waiting for the Coming" by J T Mawson
People have all sorts of ideas about what the future holds. What is the truth about what lies ahead? The Bible records that Jesus said He would return. Is that true? and, if so, what are the consequences - for the Christian and the world?
In a series of Bible studies the author explores these and related issues: considering relevant questions, to which he discovers convincing answers. Importantly, he shows that the coming again of the Lord Jesus Christ will be in two stages - the coming for His saints (the Rapture) and with them (the Appearing).
In the light of these, we each need to face the challenge, "Am I waiting for the coming of the Lord Jesus Christ?"
"Comforted of God" compiled by Algernon J Pollock
This collection of Scripture texts, prose and poetry shines the light of God's Word into the darkness of disappointment, illness and bereavement. To those in such circumstances it provides encouragement, strength, illumination, understanding and comfort.
Over thirty thousand copies were produced during the first half of the twentieth century, bringing relief to many. Over one hundred years have passed since the first edition was compiled, and yet the basic problems of the human condition remain essentially unchanged; and God's Word has as much to say to those facing the darkest of personal situations in the 21st Century as it ever did.
Its message of hope still lifts the spirit and draws the stressed, the discouraged and the sorrowful to the Saviour, who is the Prince of Peace.
"Psalm 119: A Commentary on the Entire Psalm" by Cor Bruins
Psalm 119 is the longest of all the 150 Psalms and, perhaps for that reason, its 176 verses are seldom or never read completely either in public or in private meditation or study. This is an immense loss.
It has a great subject: the Word of God. It shows how that Word is a treasure trove of spiritual resources for the highs and lows of the Christian's journey through life. At the moment of conversion every Christian is enrolled as a student in God's school, and finding this treasure requires daily Bible study. Meditating on each day's reading helps promote growth in spiritual maturity, experience of spiritual renewal, and the Holy Spirit can maintain praise to God in a continuous spiritual revival.
Why the Psalm should be written as an acrostic is a matter of some interest. Was it simply to aid memorisation of the original Hebrew text? Do the individual letters of the Hebrew alphabet suggest themes concerning God's Word which are taken up in eight-verse sections? Does the current use of the letters of the Hebrew alphabet to represent numbers in dates aid our appreciation of the Psalm? It obviously expresses the hopes and fears of a faithful Jew, but what is in it for those under the new covenant?
The author emphasises the practical lessons from this Psalm, in order that every reader might come to share his delight in the daily reading of the Word of God and the blessings this brings.
"Christ is My Beloved" by George Stevens
We are pleased to have published a brand new book by George Stevens, Christ is My Beloved, with illustrations by the author.
The book's contents are well described by its sub-title: "A Devotional Study of Portraits of Christ in the Song of Solomon". The study of Christ in the Scriptures is heart-warming and encouraging at any time. The author's portraits of Christ in the Song of Solomon breathe life and reverence into the interpretation of a book that is so often misunderstood.
This is a book that stirs up affection for the Son of the living God, leading the reader to worship the Father whose counsels and purposes are centred, as always, in Christ. The publishers commend this book to you, confident that as you read, your appreciation of Christ will deepen, and your personal experience too will be to acknowledge that "Christ is My Beloved".
"The Tabernacle's Typical Teaching" by A J Pollock
We are very excited to be able to bring back into print A J Pollock's classic work The Tabernacle's Typical Teaching, in a new edition illustrated by Arthur Duff.
Algernon James Pollock's volume is an exposition of "types" - people, places, objects, events, offices, activities and institutions - connected with the Tabernacle, the Priesthood, the Offerings and the Feasts (particularly as described in the first five books of the Old Testament) which foreshadow their corresponding New Testament "antitypes" - most particularly Christ Himself. The author wrote in a postscript to the first edition: "The reward of this modest volume will be if it whets the appetite of the reader, leading him to desire to know more of these wondrous subjects. The theme is delightful indeed as it leads the heart into contact with Christ, subduing it by a deepening sense of the meaning of the death of Christ, leading out at the same time the affections of the heart to Him to Whom the believer owes everything for time and eternity." Elsewhere he once wrote: "We appeal to our readers, especially young men and women, to give the Bible a fair trial. Read it, study it, and seek earnestly the truth."
The publishers commend this book to you as an aid to such study, confident that as you read, your appreciation will grow of the wonder of the One who is indeed the Tabernacle's true Theme, and is Himself the Truth. One reader of a previous edition wrote: "My first book on the tabernacle and one I have referred to many times. When, as a young Christian, I began to read the Bible with a view to understanding it, Mr Pollock whetted my appetite for the types of Scripture. I remember being thrilled by the minute detail and its spiritual application."
"The Epistle to the Colossians" by Hamilton Smith
We are pleased to publish a brand new book from the pen of Hamilton Smith: The Epistle to the Colossians. Written in 1933, but never before published in either book or serialised form, the author brings his easy-to-read style and pithy comments to bear on an epistle which is full of practical instruction for Christians, as we are viewed as the body of Christ on earth linked to our Head in heaven. "Enticing words may easily play upon our ignorance: rationalism may appeal to the intellect, ritualism to the emotions and superstition to the imagination; but none of these things will reveal Christ to the soul, or form Christ in our lives. They do not lead to Christ. To meet all these evils and preserve us from them, the apostle presents Christ. Having received Christ, He is the power for our walk; we have everything in Him; we are identified with Him; we derive all nourishment from Him." Hamilton Smith provides once again a great service in this volume in sharing the results of his own reading and studying of Colossians in order that another generation can enjoy the practical lessons of this epistle.
"Extracts from the Writings of Thomas Watson"
selected by Hamilton Smith
We are pleased to have been able to re-publish Extracts from the Writings of Thomas Watson, the third and final volume in Hamilton Smith's 3-part series of selections from the Puritans entitled "Gleanings from the Past". The extensive writings of Thomas Watson (c1620-1686) have been a source of encouragement and enlightenment to Christians for over 320 years. However, for 21st century readers their language, length, and structure often lessen their impact. Hamilton Smith does a great service with this volume in selecting brief, thought-provoking, easy-to-read extracts and arranging them under topical headings covering the themes of warnings, healing, giving, longing, contentment, poverty, afflictions, persecution, temptation, contention, preaching, praying, meditation, departing and crowning. The volume might have been called "The Best of Thomas Watson", "Thomas Watson for Dummies" or even "The Idiot's Guide to Thomas Watson", but we've retained its original title. Light enough to dip into, but deep enough to challenge your every thought and action with practical wisdom and apt illustrations.
"What Does The Bible Teach?" by Ron Mahers
"How to Overcome" by J T Mawson
A booklet for Jehovah's Witnesses, comparing their beliefs on vital topics with the teaching of the Bible: What Does The Bible Teach? by Ron Mahers, now re-printed in an attractive pocket-sized format. Available in single copies or packs of 10 or 100.
Back in print after 40 years, and just as topical today: How to Overcome by J T Mawson. Are you a Christian who desires to live for Christ, know you have the power of the Holy Spirit for this very purpose, but always find yourself defeated? Then this book is for you! The author looks at the enemies which Israel faced as recorded in the book of Judges, and how they won victories over them. He uses these as examples to show how the Christian can overcome five enemies: the World, the Flesh, the Devil, Earthly Things and Carnal Religion. The battle is on: are you prepared for victory?
More Suggested Reading
Perhaps you missed out on some of our previous publications. Now is a good time to choose books as presents to bring encouragement to your friends! Why not give one (or more!) of our paperbacks by 21st Century authors: The Gospel in Job by Yannick Ford (also available in hardback) or Lessons from Ezra or Lessons from Nehemiah by Ted Murray yet?
Or what about our re-published good books from the past: For a book that's easy to dip into, with a number of short chapters, and the associated Bible passages reproduced in the text, what could be better than the first of our new editions of the writings of J T Mawson: Delivering Grace, a practical study in the life of Elisha. It's available in both paperback and hardback. Hamilton Smith is an early 20th century writer with an easy style and neat turn of phrase, and we can offer you a choice of a New Testament outline of The Gospel of Mark (in paperback or hardback) or The Epistle to the Romans, devotional studies of two of the great Old Testament prophets: Elijah and Elisha, and a collection of Short Papers on the Church. If you have questions about God's Inspiration of the Scriptures, then William Kelly's book is just the thing, and if you want a good overview of the contents of each individual book in the Bible, then it contains that too! If you really want to know what the Bible really says about the way the Church should operate, the same author's Lectures on the Church is well worth a read; but be prepared to have your ideas challenged! Our William Kelly titles are available in both hardback and paperback editions. If you are looking for a comprehensive, easy to follow, commentary on the whole of the New Testament, then F B Hole's New Testament Commentary in 4 handy volumes, now available in paperback and hardback, could be just what you need. On the other hand, if you wonder what Brethren ministry was like in the 1930s, why not try The Epistle of Christ, edited by F B Hole, which records a 4-day series of meetings held in Leeds from April 6th-9th 1937, where the speakers included F B Hole, J T Mawson, A J Pollock and Hamilton Smith, to name but a few! If you are interested in Puritan writings, but find reading the original volumes hard work, why not try Hamilton Smith's selected extracts in 3 volumes of "Gleanings from the Past", now attractively typeset and published in paperback: Extracts from the Letters of Samuel Rutherford and Extracts from the Writings of William Gurnall (his selection from "The Christian in Complete Armour") and Extracts from the Writings of Thomas Watson.
"Scripture Truth", first published in 1909, is a 32-page quarterly magazine full of sound and challenging Bible teaching. It regularly contains articles, studies, poems and points to ponder. The present editor is Dr Theo Balderston of Stockport. The annual subscription for 2013 is £10.00 (post free) in the United Kingdom and £12.50 (post free) in the rest of the world.
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Alive! gospel magazine
Do you want a bi-monthly topical evangelistic tract to distribute? Then Alive! is just what you're looking for. It costs £8.00 per 100 (plus postage). To order Alive!, send us an e-mail via the Contact Us page to take out your subscription.
"Biblio-file" - a Bible companion for every Christian
by Gordon Spratt and Bos Menzies
Biblio-file is a compact companion to the Bible in plain English - it sets the Bible story from the past to the future into context for today's Christian.
- An introduction to reading and understanding the Bible
- A summary of each Bible book
- An outline of major Christian teachings
- Opening up the Bible's plan for the future.
All this in loose-leaf format, supplied in a standard 6-ring organiser binder, with ample space for your own notes.
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Do you need a gift for computer-literate children or grandchildren with access to a PC? You can buy a copy of our multimedia PC CD-ROM for children called:
"As a head teacher of a Christian school, I recommend the Discovering Jesus CD-ROM. I found it very educational as well as inspirational, encouraging
children of all ages in their discovery of who God is and what Christ has done for them. I am very satisfied by this product both as a teacher and as a mother and appreciate
Christian resources such as this one that are professional, spiritually sound and up to date with computer technology."
Mrs Sandrine Goodey
(Head teacher of Greater Grace School, Chester)
Why not buy some copies for your local primary school?
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A bit about Scripture Truth Publications
Christian Publisher and Bookseller
The publishing and bookselling work of Scripture Truth was established in the 1800s in London, but from 1976 to 2007 it was based in Northumberland - first in Wooler and then, from 1996, in Morpeth. In the early part of 2008 we relocated to premises in Crewe, Cheshire. Scripture Truth Publications publishes both new books and reprints of publications from the Central Bible Hammond Trust, C A Hammond and the Central Bible Truth Depot, together with the quarterly "Scripture Truth" magazine, the bi-monthly "Alive" gospel tract, the annual Cheering Words calendar, music from Ekklesia and a PC CD-ROM for children.
International Mail Order Service
Much of our activity in the past has been conducted by mail order and we have re-focussed to concentrate on this aspect of our work, along with publishing, from our premises in Crewe.
We have a selection of over 6,000 used books, predominantly from the 19th and 20th centuries, for sale online at AbeBooks (the Advanced Book Exchange). We specialise in the writings of the Plymouth Brethren but you will also find books by well-known, and not so well-known, evangelical writers. Some volumes are scarce or rare. A typical selection (apart from William Kelly, J G Bellett, C H Mackintosh and John Nelson Darby) might include volumes by Sir Robert Anderson, H P Barker, Colonel Jacob, W T P Wolston, J G Deck, Andrew Miller, J T Mawson, F B Hole, F F Bruce, Campbell Morgan, Andrew Bonar, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, L Berkhof and W E Vine as well as contemporary authors such as Cor Bruins. We also list on AbeBooks both new and used copies of our own Scripture Truth Publications. Using AbeBooks means that our customers worldwide have a choice of currency and language in which to search, browse, and buy.
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