To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.  
Isaiah 8:20
 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up: 
John 3:14

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"When God calls a sinner, He does not repent of it. God does not, as many friends do, love one day and hate another; or as princes, who make their subjects favorites and afterwards throw them into prison. This is the blessedness of a saint; his condition admits of no altercation. God’s call is founded upon His decree, and His decree is immutable. Acts of grace cannot be reversed. God blots out His people’s sins, but not their names."


Ames, William (1576-1633)

Bates, William (1625-1699)

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691)

Goodwin, Thomas (1600-1679)

Love, Christopher (1618-1651)

Manton, Thomas (1620-1677)

Owen, John (1616-1683)

Perkins, William (1558-1602)

Turretin, Francis (1623-1687)

Adams, Thomas (1583-1652)

Bernard, Richard (1568-1641)

Bunyan Ministries (1628-1688)

Bunyan Online Library (1628-1688)

Charnock, Stephen (1628-1680)

Edwards, Jonathan (1703-1758)

Foxe, John (1516-1587)

Gray, Andrew (1634-1656)

Guthrie, William (1620-1665)

Howe, John (1630-1705)

Mather, Cotton (1663-1728)

Mather, Cotton

Works of William Perkins

Watson, Thomas (c. 1620-1686)

On the Life and Theology of John Owen by Dr Carl R. Trueman (5-part series) MP3s

A Tale of Two Kingdoms: A History of the Church of Scotland from the Reformation to the Glorious Revolution Dr. Jeff Spitler 70 Free MP3 Lectures

Biographical Entries from the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology by Walter Elwell ed

Hall of Contemporary Reformers

Life of Master John Bradford | John Newton (1725-1807) | Robert Murray M'cheyne (1813-1843) | Charles Haddon Spurgeon (1834-1892) | Alexander Whyte (1836-1921)  | Benjamin B. Warfield (1851-1921) | Calvinistic Methodists | Life of William Carey Shoemaker & Missionary  | Thomas Chalmers | Arthur W. Pink (1889-1952) | Loraine Boettner (1901-1990) | Donald Macdonald (1910-1977) | Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones | Augustine by Arthur C. Custance | Augustine of Hippo (354-430) | Martin Luther (1483-1546)  | Ulrich Zwingli (1484-1531) | William Farel (1489-1565) | Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560) | George Gillespie (1613-1646) | Baxter, Richard (1615-1691)  | John Owen (1616-1683) | The Life of John Owen | William Guthrie (1620-1665) |
Thomas Manton ((1620-1677)  |  John Bunyan (1628-1688) | Thomas Boston (1676-1732)  | Ralph Erskine (1685-1752) | Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) | George Whitefield (1714-1770) | Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778) | John Knox (1505-1572)  |

Some Calvinistic Baptists
Isaac Backus - Andrew Fuller - William Carey - Christmas Evans Adonirum Judson -
John A. Broadus - More

Biographical Essays

God’s Statesman The Life and Work of John Owen by Peter Toon
The Correspondence of John Owen (1616–1683) With an account of his life and work Edited by Peter Toon Forward by Rev. Dr. Geoffrey F. Nuttall, M.A.
The Oxford Orations of Dr. John Owen Edited by Peter Toon

Pastoral Sketches by J. C. Philpot
William Tiptaft ; William Gadsby ; John Warburton; The Puritans; John Bunyan ; Martin Luther; John Calvin; George Whitefield; John Grace; William Huntington; Augustus Toplady ;John Berridge; John Gill; Samuel Rutherford;
George Isbell

Biography Series Paul Mizzi
Arius ; Athanasius ;William Sautre ;John Wycliffe ; William Tyndale; Martin Luther ; John Calvin ;Thomas Cranmer ;Huldrych Zwingli ;John Owen ;Spurgeon: Prince of Preachers ;Spurgeon and the Downgrade controversy ; George Whitefield ;Charles Simeon ; Robert Murray M’Cheyne

Augustine by Arthur C. Custance
Augustine of Hippo (

Christian Leaders of the Last Century Bishop J. C. Ryle
Chapters on Daniel Rowlands, John Wesley and George Whitefield
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The Pilgrims and Puritans by Samuel T. Logan, Jr
In Defence of the Puritans by Martin Brown
The Puritans and Revival Christianity by Iain Murray.
Is the Puritan Movement Dead-Ended? by Erroll Hulse.

Samuel Rutherford by John Howie

Richard Baxter and His Gospel by Maurice Roberts

Philip Doddridge by G. Ella

The Life and Character of Stephen Charnock by William Symington

Samuel Davies: Apostle of Virginia and Samuel Davies: Characteristics of His Life and Message by T.T. Ellis.

John Bradford (1510 - 1555) by Richard A. Mayhew

A Memoir of Thomas Watson by Charles Spurgeon

Biographies of Early American Presbyterians

Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778) Biblical theology drips like nectar from hymns written by Toplady

Toplady and His Ministry by Bishop J. C. Ryle

The Lion of Princeton -- Benjamin Breckinridge Warfield: Apologist, Polemicist  
by Kim Riddlebarger (978K Pdf)

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan
The experiences Bunyan records in Grace Abounding are seen in the characters of The Pilgrim's Progress, and there is little doubt that he could not have written the great allegory had he not experienced God's saving mercy recounted in the autobiography. It has an undying vitality and perpetual youth about it, is a record of Puritan experience unsurpassed, and a spiritual stimulus of great value '

Cotton Mather (1663-1728) Puritan, Congregational Minister & Author by John Westmacott

The Early Life of Howell Harris Bennett, Richard
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Martin Lloyd Jones said that this book, as a spiritual autobiography, is practically unrivalled. It is a detailed account of the first three years of Howell Harris' spiritual history.

A KNEELING THEOLOGIAN: The Life and Legacy of Charles Hodge

Setting the Captives Free (William Wilberforce)

Asahel Nettleton: The Forgotten Evangelist By Jim Ehrhard

William Tyndale: Covenant Theologian, Christian Martyr by Jules Grisham
Part 1: Background and Early Biography; Part 2: Later Biography

Life & Times of Thomas Goodwin by Guy Davies & Life of Thomas Goodwin by Alexander Whyte from Thirteen Appreciations - here has been a considerable revival of interest in the Puritan Movement of the 16th & 17th centuries over the last fifty years or so.

David BrainerdDiary of David Brainerd (book) - a saintly evangelist whose brief ministrations were blessed by most remarkable conversions and gracious outpourings of the Holy Spirit in revival fires.'

The Life and Diary of the Rev. David Brainerd: With Notes and Reflections by Jonathan Edwards

James O. Frasier PRAYER MAKES HISTORY by David Smithers
Pioneer missionary to the Lisu in China Some of God's most precious servants have gone through life hidden and unnoticed. Forgotten and ignored by the religious masses, they thrive in obscurity and solitude.

Abraham Kuyper: A Christian Worldview by McKendree R. Langley
Kuyper’s great contribution at Princeton a century ago, which is still relevant today, is the fact that the Christian faith is both for salvation and for the rest of life.

Short Biography of Dorothy Sayers by The Dorothy L Sayers Society
"The only Christian work is good work, well done"

Jonathan Edwards & The New England Theology by B.B. Warfield
JONATHAN EDWARDS, saint and metaphysician, revivalist and theologian, stands out as the one figure of real greatness in the intellectual life of colonial America. Born, bred, passing his whole life on the verge of civilization, he has made his voice heard wherever men have busied themselves with those two greatest topics which can engage human thought - God and the soul.

Richard Baxter of Kidderminster By Leonard Ravenhill
In this spiritual ice age we, like, Baxter, also need an anointing.

Biographies by John Piper

Contending for Our All
The Life and Ministry of Athanasius
George Mueller's Strategy for Showing God
Simplicity of Faith, Sacred Scripture, and Satisfaction in God
How Few There Are Who Die So Hard!
Suffering and Success in the Life of Adoniram Judson: The Cost of Bringing Christ to Burma
Peculiar Doctrines, Public Morals, and the Political Welfare
Reflections on the Life and Labor of William Wilberforce
John Newton: The Tough Roots of His Habitual Tenderness
You Will be Eaten by Cannibals! Lessons from the Life of John G. Paton
Courage in the Cause of Missions
To Live Upon God that Is Invisible
Suffering and Service in the Life of John Bunyan
The Swan is Not Silent
Sovereign Joy in the Life and Thought of St. Augustine
The Divine Majesty of the Word
John Calvin: The Man and His Preaching
Martin Luther: Lessons from His Life and Labor
Charles Spurgeon: Preaching Through Adversity
The Chief Design of My Life: Mortification and Universal Holiness
Reflections on the Life and Thought of John Owen
J. Gresham Machen's Response to Modernism

Insanity and Spiritual Songs in the Soul of a Saint 
Reflections on the Life of William Cowper

A Passion for Christ-Exalting Power
Oh, That I May Never Loiter On My Heavenly Journey!
Reflections on the Life and Ministry of David Brainerd
Brothers, We Must Not Mind a Little Suffering
Meditations on the Life of Charles Simeon
The Pastor as Theologian
Reflections on the Ministry of Jonathan Edwards


Life of Master John Bradford
After that God touched his heart with that effectual and holy calling, he sold his chains, rings, brooches, and jewels of gold, which before he used to wear, and bestowed the price of these, his former vanities, in the necessary relief of Christ's poor members, whom he could hear of, or find lying sick or pining in poverty." -- "But for the grace of God there goes John Bradford." When Bradford saw criminals being taken to execution. He was burned at the stake at Smithfield, a Protestant martyr.

Life of William Carey Shoemaker & Missionary BY George Smith C.I.E., LL.D.
Biography of the great Calvinist Missionary to India

The Calvinistic Methodists: John Cennick, Thomas Charles, Lewis Evan, Howell Harris, Griffith Jones, Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Daniel Rowland, George Whitefield & William Williams of Pantycelyn

Robert Murray M'cheyne (
1813-1843)  was the minister of St Peter's Church Dundee (1836 - 1843). He was a godly evangelical pastor and evangelist with a great love for souls.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (
1834-1892) See this superb Biography Page at the Pilgrim Publications' Web Site. His memory shall not fade like a vanishing star, nor his WORKS be forgotten like a dying echo. He will shine on, never ceasing to brighten human lives by the truth he preached, the work he accomplished, and the stainless life he lived." Highly Recommended!

Alexander Whyte (1836-1921)  Scottish Presbyterian
Benjamin B. Warfield (

Thomas Chalmers His Life, Parish Ministries, His Professorships, Theological Viewpoint, Vision Of The Church Of Scotland, Economic And Social Ideals, Interest In The Sciences, The Disruption


Biography of Martyn Lloyd Jones His Life and Ministry by Sir Fred Catherwood
With the death of Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones, a great pillar of the 20th century evangelical church has been removed. A pillar, however, is too static a metaphor to describe such a figure, for his spiritual and intellectual leadership created a new dynamic which owed little to the church he entered in the mid-twenties.

Dr. Martyn Lloyd Jones Martyn Lloyd-Jones was possibly the greatest British preacher and biblical exegete of the twentieth century. His ministry at Westminster Chapel and his writings earned him respect and affection throughout the world. He had a decisive influence on many individuals and on evangelicalism as a whole.

Martin Luther (
1483-1546)  Luther himself saw the Reformation as something far more important than a revolt against ecclesiastical abuses. He believed it was a fight for the gospel. Luther even stated that he would have happily yielded every point of dispute to the Pope, if only the Pope had affirmed the gospel.

Ulrich Zwingli (
1484-1531)   Ulrich Zwingli was the leader of the fledgling reformation in Zurich.

Philipp Melanchthon (
1497-1560) Heir to and Disciple of Luther

George Gillespie (
1613-1646) George Gillespie, according to Principal John Macleod, was "one of the mighties of his age which was so fertile in massive heroic figures in the field of evangelical Christian theology." 2 His brief ministry stamped an indelible impress on the Westminster Confession of Faith, particularly those chapters dealing with ecclesiology.

Baxter, Richard (1615-1691) "The great Puritans" says J I Packer, "though dead, still speak to us through their writings, and say things to us that we badly need to hear at this present time". This is particularly true of Richard Baxter,a truly great man of God, whose ministry had such an impact on the people of Kidderminster and whose influence can still be felt in the town today.

John Owen (1616-1683)  A Web Site Devoted to the Greatest Puritan Theologian!

The Life of John Owen by Andrew Thomson, B.A., Edinburgh

William Guthrie (
1620-1665)  by Alexander Whyte
William Guthrie was a great humorist, a great sportsman, a great preacher, and a great writer.

Thomas Manton (
(1620-1677)  "A chief among theologians." "Ministers who do not know Manton need not wonder if they are themselves unknown." C.H.Spurgeon

Thomas Boston (
1676-1732)  Web Page which features the worls of Thomas Boston

Thomas Watson Reading Room

Ralph Erskine (1685-1752) Seromn Index to Ralph and Ebenezer Erskine Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) Features Many Biographies, Sermons and resources on America's Greatest Theologian

George Whitefield (
1714-1770)  Features Biographies, Sermons and resources on the one of the Greatest Preachers of All Time John Knox (1505-1572) returned to Scotland after several years in Geneva, and began preaching against the Papal Church. He was arrested under Queen Mary Stuart in 1560 and tried for treason, but was acquitted.

Knox's Works at

Some Calvinistic Baptists
Isaac Backus - Andrew Fuller - William Carey - Christmas Evans Adonirum Judson -
John A. Broadus - More

Cambridge Seven.   Seven young Englishmen (C. T. Studd, M. Beauchamp, W. W. Cassels, D. E. Hoste, S. P. Smith, A. T. Podhill-Turner, C. H. Polhill-Turner) who went to China in 1885 as missionaries.

William Carey (1761-1834).  English Baptist missionary to India.

James Chalmers (1841-1901).  Scottish missionary-explorer to the South Pacific Islands.

Jonathan Goforth (1859-1936).  Canadian missionary to China.

David Livingstone (1813-1873).  Scottish missionary, doctor and explorer to Africa.

George Müller (1805-1898).  English evangelist and philanthropist who established orphanages.

Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892).  English preacher, author, and editor.

Isaac Watts (1674-1748).  English pastor, preacher, poet, and hymn writer.

John Wycliffe (d. 1384).  English preacher, writer and Bible translator.

American Religious History by Yale University

Christian Hall of Fame Biographical sketches and portraits

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