"My chief desire in all my writings, is to exalt the Lord Jesus Christ and make Him beautiful and glorious in the eyes of men; and to promote the increase of repentance, faith, and holiness upon earth." — John Charles Ryle
J. C. Ryle, the first Anglican bishop of Liverpool, is renowned to this day for his simple and powerful preaching. His words carry a strength and boldness, yet they are filled with love and pastoral care. His writing has not only endured, but remains popular, showing him as a master of practical Christianity. The quality and poignancy of Ryle's writings keep him relevant and desirable even today. For the Christian who desires to grow, no better voice could be heard than the old bishop of Liverpool.
A clear and concise explanation of the Gospels.Â J. C. Ryle’sÂ Expository ThoughtsÂ collection is written in an easy to understand manner for those who want to really understand the Gospels.Â Perfect to read aloud as a family, in a sunday school or small group.
In this title, Ryle clearly spells out holiness. It is not simply a matter of believing and feeling, but of practicalÂ doing.
"The present volume contains a series of papers about 'practical religion' and deals with the daily duties, dangers, experiences and privileges of all who profess and call themselves Christians. I now send forth this volume with an earnest prayer that God the Holy Spirit may bless it, and make it useful and helpful to many souls." Preface of Practical Religion
Coming Events And Present Duties
This title is a collection of eight sermons (later distributed as tracts) on Ryle's prophetic views.
The Christian Race
A volume of Ryle's sermons published in memorial of his 60-years of ministry. This collection speaks to the practical side of Christianity and covers topics like sin, redemption, regeneration and sanctification.
Living or Dead? A "Home Truths" series
"The moment you touch the Lord Jesus with the hand of faith, you are alive unto God." This was one of Ryle's first books, published in 1851.
This series of papers details the leading truths of Christianity that are necessary for salvation.
The Upper Room Being a Few Truths for the Times
This title is powerful and useful collection of Ryle's writings. Some of the entries such as Duties of Parents and Thoughts for Young Men were actually published as separate booklets to more gain more widespread distribution.