Institutes of the Christian Religion audiobook by John Calvin (1509-1564) Translated by Henry Beveridge Institutes of the Christian Religion is John Calvin's seminal work on Protestant systematic theology. Highly influential in the Western world and still widely read by theological students today, it was published in Latin in 1536 and in his native French in 1541, with the definitive editions appearing in 1559 (Latin) and in 1560 (French). The book was written as an introductory textbook Read more [...]
Confessions (FULL Audio Book) by Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-430) Translated by Albert C. Outler (1908-1989) Confessions (Latin: Confessiones) is the name of an autobiographical work, consisting of 13 books, by St. Augustine of Hippo, written between AD 397 and AD 398. Modern English translations of it are sometimes published under the title The Confessions of St. Augustine in order to distinguish the book from other books with similar titles, such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau's Confessions. (Summary Read more [...]
The City of God (FULL Audio Book) by Saint Augustine of Hippo (354-420) Translated by Marcus Dods (1834-1909) Rome having been stormed and sacked by the Goths under Alaric their king, the worshipers of false gods, or pagans, as we commonly call them, made an attempt to attribute this calamity to the Christian religion, and began to blaspheme the true God with even more than their wonted bitterness and acerbity. It was this which kindled my zeal for the house of God, and prompted me to undertake Read more [...]
Summa Theologica, Pars Prima, Initial Questions (FULL Audio Book) by Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274) The Summa Theologica (or the Summa Theologiae or simply the Summa, written between 1265 and 1274) is the most famous work of Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225--1274) although it was never finished. It was intended as a manual for beginners as a compilation of all of the main theological teachings of that time. It summarizes the reasonings for almost all points of Christian theology in the West, which, Read more [...]
Flowers from the Garden of Saint Francis for Every Day of the Year by Anonymous Here is a collection of 365 short spiritual reflections and moral admonitions of Saint Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) and other notable Franciscans. One might conclude that, while some of these admonitions are applicable to almost anyone, others seem too rigorous, or at least inappropriate for certain vocations or stations in life. This may be explained by recalling that these words of advice and spiritual direction Read more [...]

Psalms (FULL Audio Book)
by American Bible Union

This 1871 revision of The Psalms by the American Bible Union is based on the “Common Version”, another name for the 1833 revision of the King James Version of The Bible by Noah Webster. (Summary by Mark Penfold)

 

 

On the Duties of the Clergy (FULL Audio Book) by Saint Ambrose (337/340-397) Translated by H. De Romestin (??-??) with the assistance of E. De Romestin (??-??) and Henry Thomas Forbes Duckworth (1868-1927) Composed about A.D. 391., this treatise of St. Ambrose may as well be called "Concerning Christian Virtues" as it practically offers to the reader a whole bouquet of Christian virtues. St. Ambrose, esteeming very highly the dignity of the ministerial office, was most desirous that the clergy Read more [...]
One Commonplace Day (FULL Audio Book) by Pansy (1841-1930) A temperance lecturer misses his train and ends up attending a town picnic. It was a common enough picnic on a commonplace day. But the discussions, actions, and attitudes from that picnic reverberate through the lives of many people. What are the far-reaching consequences of one commonplace day in OUR lives? (Summary by TriciaG)   Read more [...]
Mag and Margaret: A Story for Girls by Pansy aka Isabella Alden (1841-1930) Little Mag Jessup is an orphan girl who works hard as a servant in Mrs. Perkins' boarding house to earn her keep. She has no education, except what she has picked up on her own. Her future looks unchanging until she is given, on a whim, a devotional book called "Little Pillows," in which she learns that she is valuable to God as His child. She endures trials from many fronts and the prejudice of haughty, rich Margaret, Read more [...]