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Nicene and post-Nicene fathers of the Christian church

Nicene and post-Nicene fathers of the Christian church is an immense work in 14 volumes of early christian writings. It complements the series on the Ante-Nicene Fathers, we also have here on holybooks.com. Together the writings outline the progress of Christianity through the life and works of the very early christian scholars and thinkers that led to […]

Asimov’s Guide to the Bible

Asimov’s Guide to the Bible is a huge classic companion to reading the Bible. In this version the two volumes has been compiled in a single. Asimov’s Guide to the Bible features a number of  maps and it goes through the books of the Bible in the order of the benchmark bible the King James Version and explains […]

The Book of Soyga

The Book of Soyga also known as Aldaraia sive Soyga vocor or Soyga: the book that kills was written in the 16th-century and apparently lost until it was found at the British Library in 1994. The work consists of several books  Liber Aldaraia, Liber Radiorum and Liber decimus septimus and a number of minor books. Together they form a treatise […]

Ten Teachings for one World

Ten Teachings for one World, with the subtitle Wisdom from Mother Mary is written by Gina Lake but the words are directly channeled by the spiritual being introducing herself as Mother Mary. During 2013 they had a number of conversations and the result is this ten chapter book. From the preface: I am Mother Mary, and […]

Jnaneshvar – The Life and Works of the Celebrated Thirteenth Century Indian Mystic-Poet

  Jnaneshvar – The Life and Works of the Celebrated Thirteenth Century Indian Mystic-Poet is posted here with permission from the author Swami Abhayananda. Other books and articles by Swami Abhayananda may be read and freely downloaded on his website at: www.themysticsvision.weebly.com, he has graciously allowed us to offer them here as well. Jnaneshvar’s biography is in this 2012-version […]

The Geneva or Breeches Bible translations

The Geneva – Breeches Bible translation. Here on the site we have the more readable and modern version, the King James version of the bible in many languages and it has been downloaded thousands of times, but I have been asked to provided some of the lesser known versions as well. The Geneva-Breeches  Bible is about half […]

Smith’s and Eastons Bible Dictionaries

Smith’s Bible Dictionary by William Smith and Eastons Bible Dictionary by M. G. Easton are two of the most widespread bible dictionaries. The two huge works are known to be precise and very detailed. Smith’s Bible Dictionary have some few illustrations while Eastons is only words. Both dictionaries are objective works, not marked by sectarian or dogmatic […]

The Bible Atlas

The Bible Atlas is a terrific resource those of us who digest maps like others read comic books. Here you will find nearly no texts but hundreds of detailed political maps, historical maps, city maps, 3-D maps of Palestine, explanatory maps, maps of journeys by biblical figures, geographical expansion of empires, churches and much more. All in color and […]

The Illuminated Sketchbook of Stephan Scriber

The Illuminated Sketchbook of Stephan Scriber anno 1494. This is a surprisingly well preserved sketchbook by Stephan Scriber, a monk from South-West Germany. This book is considered a playground for ideas for his work as illustrator. This gives an interesting insight into how ideas and layouts for illuminated manuscripts were tried out and skills developed in production of late-gothic […]

Meister Echart´s Sermons

Meister Echart´s Sermons –  Meister Echart was a Dominican monk, and one of the most profound thinkers of the Middle Ages. He was born about 1260 A.D. in Thuringia, and died at Cologne 1327 A.D. In 1295 he was Prior of the Dominicans at Erfurt and Vicar-General of Thuringia. In 1300 he was sent to […]

Great Mysteries by Andrew Greeley

The Great Mysteries – Experiencing the Catholic Faith from the Inside Out by Father Andrew M. Greeley is an attempt to write a new catechism approaching modern questions.  Father Andrew M. Greeley is a catholic priest and sociologist. He is an Honorary Senior Fellow at the University of Ireland in Dublin. He divides his time between teaching […]

The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila

Although St. Teresa of Avila lived and wrote almost four centuries ago, her inspiring classic on the practice of prayer is fresh. The Way of Perfection is a practical guide to prayer setting forth the Saint’s counsels and directives for the attainment of spiritual perfection. Through the entire work there runs the author’s desire to […]

Ante-Nicene Fathers – VOL I – IX

Merry Christmas. Here are the complete Ante-Nicene works subtitled “The Writings of the Fathers Down to A.D. 325” – about 11.000 pages. The collection of books consists of 10 volumes (one volume is indexes and I could not find this in a electronic version) containing English translations of the majority of Early Christian writings. The period covers […]

Heaven and Hell by Emanuel Swedenborg

Heaven and Hell by Emanuel Swedenborg. Swedenborg was a Swedish scientist an inventor. I would compare his drawings of flying machines to the ones of Leonardo da Vinci‘s . In 1741 at the age of fifty-three he entered into a spiritual phase in which he eventually began to experience dreams and visions. This culminated in […]

A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D.

A Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the Principal Sects and Heresies by Henry Wace is a valuable resource for anyone interested in early Christian history. His dictionary is a comprehensive compilation of over 800 important Christian characters, challengers, and literature. It features a complete […]

Life of St. Francis of Assis by Paul Sabatier

  Francis of Assisi was the founder of the Franciscans order. He saw it as his task to preach. His sermon was simple, and joy and peace was important to him. And he was in all contexts a peacemaker. His brothers were sent out in all directions to preach. Francis himself was responsible for the […]

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri is an epic poem written between 1308 and his death in 1321. The Divine Comedy is not a comedy at all, the title Commedia refers to fact that the journey starts from hell and ends with Dante’s visit to heaven and meeting with God and understanding of the mystery […]

The Gospel of Thomas – two different translations

Gospel of Thomas or actually: The Gospel According to Thomas also known as Codex II was found in Egypt in 1945. The very interesting thing is that the book contains direct citations of Jesus Christ in 114 verses. The Gospel of Thomas was written in 340 in Coptic, but the foundations is earlier oral traditions. Here it […]

Of God and His Creatures by St. Thomas Aquinas

Of God and His Creatures is the English translations of Summa contra Gentiles volumes I-IV written by St. Thomas Aquinas between 1258 and 1264. From the work: “THE Divine Wisdom, that knows all things most fully, has deigned to reveal these her secrets to men, and in proof of them has displayed works beyond the […]

St. Paul the Traveler and Roman Citizen

St. Paul: The Traveler And Roman Citizen by Oxford University’s first professor of classical art and archaeology William M. Ramsay (1851-1939) is a breathtaking, guide and history of Christianity’s premier missionary and apostolic father St. Paul, both before and after his conversion in Palestine. A vivid, thoroughly researched, highly recommended study guide for any who […]

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