Celebrate Reformation Day with The Life of Luther

Life of Luther Life of Luther Coveris more than a beautifully reproduced collector’s item; it’s an historic and comprehensive biography of early Christianity’s most influential leader of the Protestant Reformation, Martin Luther.

Controversial and visionary, Luther’s life is revealed in this rare presentation of his work as an educator and church leader. From his birth and childhood, to his religious education, and the events leading up to the Protestant Reformation, you will discover the views and experiences that led to his excommunication by the Pope in 1520. Correspondence and accounts shed further light on Luther’s defiant translation of the Bible from Latin to the language of the common man.

lutherinteriorThis unique biography is reproduced from an 1850 American Sunday School Union (now the American Missionary Fellowship) original, and in it you will be introduced to the pivotal life of this enigmatic man before, during, and after one of Christianity’s defining events.

Maybe you’ve never been a part of the Catholic Church and are not really sure how this affects your life. Take a moment to read from the passage below about things really were in Luther’s day for all church-goers.  See the world as it had become before he took a stand against the sinful predatory practices that the church had come to stand for… Before the release of his 95 Theses, a document that forced people toreconsider everything they knew and practiced and to begin to once again recognize the blood sacrifice that Christ made for us all. Continue Reading →

New Year New Relationship with Christ

A new year provides new opportunities for growth, change, and second chances. Many people find themselves longing for a closer relationship with God. Are you one of those people? If so, it’s time to remove the obstacles & grasp the simplicity of the Gospel!

Known as “The Prince of Preachers,” Charles H. Spurgeon offers Scriptural truths to help remove the obstacles so the simplicity of the Gospel of Jesus Christ can be grasped. In Advice for Seekers you will learn what stands in your way of a deeper relationship with Christ. Most often, it’s you.

While thinking you are seeking deeper truth, you are often, in fact, simply sabotaging your faith by clinging to your own idea of salvation rather than the truth clearly presented in the Bible. What bridges the deep chasm between faith and your own willful nature? The answer is wisdom- those truths that come only from the Lord found when you shed personal “me-ology” and instead truly embrace His will and way.

Chapters inside include:

•Do not Try to Save Yourself
•Despised Ones Seeking Jesus
•Seekers Touching Christ
•Still no Light and Why?
•and 9 more

Advice for Seekers is part of the Attic Books collection; timeless classics reborn for a new generation in vintage design, publishing rare charts, biographies, Christian heritage titles, and more! This distinctive rendering is from an 1890’s vintage classic that preserved the original style, character, and content of Spurgeon’s gentle spirit of grace through his words to comfort and encourage those desiring to know the Lord.

Pre-order your copy now! Available anywhere fine Christian books are sold, including your favorite online retailer.



800 Challenging & Convicting Quotes

Are you a quote collector?  Do you feel like you’ve found a treasure when you discover one great quote?  So how would you feel about 800?

Meet:  Some Fruits of Solitude: Proverbs, Wisdom & Principles for Better Living by William Penn.

As the subtitle indicates, this book is essentially many short “Proverbs, Wisdom, & Principles for better Living.”  Amy Maze says “each morsel (there are over 800!) is thought provoking and challenging, often even convicting!  I love to see the superior moral standard that was striven for in that time.”

The original writing style has been preserved, oddly spelled words and all, which ads to the book’s charm. I am always fascinated by books that were written many years ago, and the content of this book was originally written somewhere between 1665 and 1693.  The book even has a fantastic roughed-up feel with uneven page edges and a distressed looking cover.

It is to be read slowly and savored.

Almost every principle in this book can make you stop and think.  Here are two to give you a taste (I would like to share a hundred, but you have to get it yourself if you want read that many =)

18. And yet we are very apt to be full of our selves, instead of Him that made what we so much value; and but for whom we can have no Reason to value our selves.  For we have nothing that we can call our own; no, not our selves: For we are all but Tenants, and at Will too, of the great Lord of our selves, and the rest of this great Farm, the World that we live upon.

52. It is a Reproach to Religion and Government to suffer so much Poverty and Excess.

In her review, Carol noted:  This book is a challenging read, not so much for what Penn wrote, but from the conviction that comes from reading it and wanting to improve one’s own life, by following God more closely in each daily step. Number 511 from the section titled “Religion” addresses this inner conviction.

“Men may Tire themselves in a Labyrinth of Search, and talk of God: But if we would know him indeed, it must be from the Impressions we receive of him; and the softer out Hearts are, the deeper and livelier those will be upon us.”

Or perhaps we are reminded of our needs when reading number 27 from the section “Pride”:

“It is too frequent to begin with God and end with the World. But He is the good man’s Beginning and End; his Alpha and Omega.”

Whet your appetite for the wisdom and serenity of a much less chaotic time. Preview the first 46 pages of Some Fruits of Solitude here.

Copies are available for purchase at Amazon.com, Christianbook.comBarnes & Noble and where great Christian books are sold.

 

FREE Book Friday! Vintage Attic Books Journals

Hey friends! Merry Christmas to you! Today we’re giving away copies of our new Attic Books vintage journals. They are great for daily devotions, prayers, and journaling. Keep this treasure for yourself or a gift for someone special!

There are four different journal styles available:

Men’s Professional

Men’s Rugged

Women’s Classy

Women’s Vintage

Each journal is sprinkled with wisdom and truth from Pilgrim’s Progress, Adam’s Chart of History, Life of John Knox, Complete Works of Flavius Josephus, Life of Luther, Life of Washington, and Life of Andrew Jackson.

To win: please “Like” the Attic Books Facebook page at www.facebook.com/atticbooks, then leave a comment here that explains why you would like to win one of these journals and what you would use it for!

We are giving away one copy of each, so there are four chances to win! Winners will be announced here today at 4:30 pm! Good luck!

Praise Him for Freedom

Freedom.

By name it sounds, well, free.  How easy it is to forget the enormous price tag that has been paid and is still being paid by others for our spiritual and political freedom.

Awareness of the cost of freedom is a necessity in the often oblivious life we lead.

As I have been blessed to be reviewing the “Life of…” series for Attic Books as well as For You They Signed by Marilyn Boyer for Master Books, I have not only been reminded of what others have done for me but have also learned of things I never knew.

I live in the New Orleans area yet before reading Life of Andrew Jackson, I did not grasp how crucial the Battle of New Orleans and the victory led by Andrew Jackson was to our entire nation’s freedom from British rule.

I am a Christian who believes in salvation by grace alone through belief in the work of Jesus Christ in His death on the cross, yet I never grasped what courageous and committed stands my Christian forefathers took in order for me to freely live and speak of the beliefs I have in this amazing grace.  And never did I fully appreciate the depth of what I sing when I sing the classic hymn Amazing Grace.  That is, not until I read Life of Luther, Life of John Knox, and Life of John Newton.

I am blessed to be born and raised and still residing in the United States of America, yet never did I learn the depth of the courage, commitment, and Christian heritage of the founders of this great nation until I read about each of the signers of the Declaration of Independence in For You They Signed by Marilyn Boyer.

Above all, as I have learned of these great foundational people who have helped to secure my spiritual and political freedoms, I am even more drawn into praising my Father in Heaven for sending His Son to pay the ultimate price for the ultimate freedom.  He gave His life willingly and rose again conquering death and hell so that you and I might have the tremendous opportunity to live in eternal freedom from sin and death and to instead live in victory as we shine His light into this dark world.