The following is a chronological list of publications by Joseph Parker, D.D., preacher of City Temple, London, with links to PDF copies where available.
Joseph Parker was one of the most prolific writers of the century. He published around 89 books, most of them above 300 pages, and there is no way of guaranteeing that this is all that he published, since some of them—such as The City Temple Pulpit—are very rare.
Almost all of these are out of print, but we have worked tirelessly to make his crowning work, The People’s Bible, widely available in digital format.
Our collection of links below is undoubtedly the most complete list of Joseph Parker books on the Internet, compiled mainly from worldcat.org, which aggregates library data, and The Online Books Page.
- Six Chapters on Secularism. 66 pages. 1854.
- Helps to Truth-Seekers. 279 pages. 1857.
- The Working Church: An Argument for Liberality and Labour. 94 pages. 1857.
- Congregational Economist. 1858.
- Emmanuel. 161 pages. 1859.
- Selected Psalms and Hymns. 1861.
- Church Questions. 361 pages. 1862.
- Hidden Springs. 413 pages. 1864.
- The Chastening of Love: Words of Consolation for the Christian Mourner. 179 pages. c. 1864.
- The Cavendish Hymnal, Compiled for Use in Homes and Churches. [Compiler.] 1864.
- Wednesday Evenings in Cavendish Chapel: Homiletic Hints. 133 pages. 1865.
- Pulpit Analyst. 1866-1870.
- Ecce Deus: Essays on the Life and Doctrine of Jesus Christ. 338 pages. 1867.
- Springdale Abbey: Extracts from the Diaries and Letters of an English Preacher. Fiction. 517 pages. 1868.
- Ad Clerum. 266 pages. 1869.
- The City Temple: Sermons. 798 pages. 1870.
- A Homiletic Analysis of the Gospel of Matthew. 358 pages. 1870.
- The City Temple: A Pulpit Register and a Church Review.
vol 1, 376 pages.
- Pulpit Notes: With an Introductory Essay on the Preaching of Jesus Christ. 340 pages. 1873.
- Job’s Comforters: Scientific Sympathy. 49 pages. 1874.
- The Paraclete: An Essay on the Personality and Ministry of the Holy Ghost. 438 pages. 1874.
- The Priesthood of Christ: A Restatement of Vital Truth. 327 pages. 1876.
- The Ark of God: The Transient Symbol of an Eternal Truth. 355 pages. 1877.
- Tyne Chylde: My Life and Teaching. 352 pages. Autobiographical fiction. 1880.
- Adam, Noah, and Abraham: Expository Readings on the Book of Genesis. 1882.
- The City Temple Pulpit: Sermons with Lectures on Homiletics. 296 pages. 1882.
- The Inner Life of Christ as Revealed in the Gospel of Matthew. 1881-1882. (Also included in The People’s Bible.)
vol 1: “These Sayings of Mine”;
vol 2: “The Servant of All”;
vol 3: “Things Concerning Himself.”
- Apostolic Life, As Revealed in the Acts of the Apostles. 1883.
vol 1: [Acts 1-12] From the Ascension of Christ to the Withdrawal of Peter;
vol 2: [Acts 13-19];
vol 3: [Acts 20-28].
- The People’s Bible. 1885–1907.
vol 1: Genesis (1885);
vol 2: Exodus;
vol 3: Leviticus to Numbers 26 (1886);
vol 4: Numbers 27 to Deuteronomy;
vol 5: Joshua to Judges 5 (1887);
vol 6: Judges 6 to 1 Samuel 18 (1887);
vol 7: 1 Samuel 18 to 1 Kings 13;
vol 8: 1 Kings 15 to 1 Chronicles 9;
vol 9: 1 Chronicles 10 to 2 Chronicles 20;
vol 10: 2 Chronicles 21 to Esther;
vol 11: Job (1889);
vol 12: Psalms;
vol 13: Proverbs;
vol 14: Ecclesiastes to Isaiah 26;
vol 15: Isaiah 27 to Jeremiah 19;
vol 16: Jeremiah 20 to Daniel;
vol 17: Hosea to Malachi;
vol 18: Matthew (The Inner Life of Christ vol. 1, “These Sayings of Mine”);
vol 19: Matthew (The Inner Life of Christ vol. 2, “Servant of All”);
vol 20: Matthew (The Inner Life of Christ vol. 3, “Things Concerning Himself”);
vol 21: Mark and Luke;
vol 22: John;
vol 23: Acts [1-12] (Apostolic Life Revealed in the Acts of the Apostles, part 1);
vol 24: Acts [13-19] (Apostolic Life Revealed in the Acts of the Apostles, part 2);
vol 25: Acts [20-28] (Apostolic Life Revealed in the Acts of the Apostles, part 3);
vol 26: Romans to Galatians;
vol 27: Ephesians to Revelation.
- Every Morning: First Thoughts for First Hours. 1889.
- The People’s Family Prayer Book. 390 pages. 1889.
- Weaver Stephen: Odds and Evens in English Religion. Novel. 331 pages. 1889.
- Some One: Notes for Inquirers Concerning Christ and His Truth. 1890. (Scarce.)
- Well Begun: Notes for Those Who Have to Make Their Way in the World. 1893. (Scarce.)
- None Like It: A Plea for the Old Sword. 284 pages. 1894.
- Today’s Bible. 160 pages. 1894. (link is search only)
- Today’s Christ. 1895.
- Walden Stanyer, Boy and Man. [Under pseudonym Hugh Kolson.] Novel. 312 pages. 1895.
- Wilmot’s Child. [Under pseudonym Atey Nyne.] 194 pages. 1895.
- Christian Profiles in a Pagan Mirror. Experimental fiction. 305 pages. 1896.
- Tyne Folk: Masks, Faces, and Shadows. 232 pages. 1896.
- Might Have Been: Some Life Notes. 309 pages. 1896.
- Studies in Texts (vol 1, vol 2, vol 3, vol 4, vol 5, vol 6). 1898.
- Paterson’s Parish: A Lifetime amongst the Dissenters. Semi-autobiographical novel. 291 pages. 1898.
- A Preacher’s Life: An Autobiography and an Album. 464 pages. 1899.
- The City Temple Pulpit, 1899–1902.
vol 1, 284 pages. 1899.
vol 2 [“The refused stone and other sermons”], 288 pages. 1900.
vol 3, 287 pages.
vol 5 [“Worshipping Christ and other sermons”], 288 pages, 1901.
- The Pulpit Bible. 1901.
- The Gospel of Jesus Christ. 1903. (posthumous.)
- The Epistle to the Ephesians. 1904. (posthumous.) Ed. W. Robertson Nicoll.
In addition to the above, many of Parker’s sermons and speeches were published in pamphlets, tracts or very small volumes:
- Peacemaking: A Sermon for the Times. 1860.
- Sunday-School Reform. 1860.
- The Operative College. 1860.
- The Testimony of an Enemy: A Sermon to the Young. 29 pages. 1861.
- American War and American Slavery: A Speech. 9 pages. June 3, 1863.
- John Stuart Mill on Liberty: A Critique. 38 pages. 1865.
- The City Temple. (Numbers 1 to 45.) 1869-1870.
- Ingersoll Answered: “What Must I Do To Be Saved?”. 44 pages. 1881.
- The Larger Ministry: An Address. 1884.
- Orthodoxy of Heart: An Address. 1884.
- Memorial of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. 1887.
- Curfew Jessell, or, Robert Elsmere’s Contrast. 1890. [This was apparently retitled The History of a Soul. It was intended as a novel; probably only printed as a serial.]
- The Religious Outlook: An Address. 1890.
- Gambling in Various Aspects. (A Speech.) 1897.
- An Address Delivered from the Chair of the Congregational Union of England and Wales. 1901.
- A Word for the Present Crisis. 8 pages. n.d, c. 1902. (search only.)
- Detached Links: Extracts from the Writings and Discourses of Joseph Parker. Compiled by Joseph Lucas. 503 pages. 1884.
- Marsh. Memorials of the City Temple, 1877.
- Men and Women of the Time, 1899.
- Joseph Parker, A Preacher’s Life: An Autobiography and an Album. 1899.
- Dawson, Albert. Joseph Parker, D.D.: His Life and Ministry. 184 pages. London: S. W. Partridge & Co., 1901.
- Adamson, William. The Life of Joseph Parker, Pastor of City Temple, London. 447 pages. New York: Fleming H. Revell Co., 1902.
- The Times, 29 Nov., 1 and 5 Dec. 1902.
- G. J. Holyoake. Two Great Preachers, 1903. 15 pages. [A tribute by one of Parker’s opponents.]
- Charles T. Bateman, R. J. Campbell, Pastor of the City Temple, London. [Book about Parker’s successor.] 1903.
- Geofrey Holden Pike. Dr. Parker and his Friends, 1904. [One of the best biographical sources about Joseph Parker—this book goes through his life, recording the famous people that Parker befriended. The book has many strange and curious anecdotes about John Wesley, Charles Spurgeon, Thomas Binney, and many others.]
- J. Morgan Richards. Life of John Oliver Hobbes. 1911. [Describes Parker’s friendship with Pearl Richards, a famous novelist. Her parents were members of City Temple and Parker published her work when she was nine years old.]
- Charles Edward Jefferson. The Friendship Indispensable. 1923. [Has a chapter on The City Temple]