Ryle, Evangelical Tracts of J.C. Ryle

Evangelical Tracts of J.C. Ryle wrote well over two hundred evangelical tracts, of which more than two million were circulated, and many were translated into foreign languages. Throughout his ministry, he remained one of the strongest defenders of the evangelical reformed faith within the Church of England. His faithful witness to the Gospel of Christ needs to be heard more than ever today. The following selection of tracts are classics of Gospel Truth that readers came to expect from all his writings. His tracts are.

Franklin, Benjamin – The Gospel Preacher (Volume 1) [Sermons]

The Gospel Preacher (volume 1) is a collection of twenty full-text sermons by Benjamin Franklin, published in 1869. These sermons average 20 pages each. This is not the Benjamin Franklin associated with the founding of the United States, but his great-great-great nephew who was named after him. This man, in most writings, is referred to as “Elder Benjamin Franklin.” Many preachers in the 1800s were called “elder,” just like today, many preachers are called “pastor.”

Guyon – A Short and Easy Method of Prayer

This is a short 23 chapter work on prayer by Madam Guyon. Although she has a number of chapters, most are not a full page long.

Baier – Compendium of Positive Theology

The Baier/Walther Compendium of Positive Theology served as the systematic theology textbook for the first few generations of Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod pastors. Written in Latin, it is a revised edition of a classic work by the Seventeenth Century Lutheran dogmatian Johannes Baier. This edition contains an English translation of the theses at the head of each chapter. Later editions will offer the full text of the work.

Cole, C.D. – Definitions of Doctrine (3 Volumes)

Definitions of Doctrine is a basic doctrines book in three volumes. Vol 1 has 26 chapters dealing with the doctrine of God. Vol. 2 has 27 chapters on Sin, Salvation, and Service. Volume three has 27 chapters on the Church.

Boyce – Abstract of Systematic Theology

Abstract of Systematic Theology is a 21 chapter work (short chapters) by Boyce (Baptist) that has a few half dozen questions in each section