I recently made a trip to the British Library at St. Pancras, London, and digitized quite a few scarce English books by my personal favorites like F. W. Boreham and H. A. Birks (author of Jesus, a Man of Sorrows; The Life of Thomas Valpy French; and numerous other works). Birks was a scholar and preacher who published several books intended especially for use during Lent:
- Jesus, a Man of Sorrows (now available for Kindle)
- God’s Champion, Man’s Example (forthcoming)
- The Shadow of the Cross in Our Lord’s Ministry
For the occasion of Lent 2020, I wanted to make this third book publicly available, so I have uploaded at the link below.
Unless you have library access in Cambridge, Dublin, Edinburgh, Cardiff, or the British Library in London, you will probably never see a physical copy of this book. It has been out of print since 1892—for 128 years.
The Shadow of the Cross in Our Lord’s Ministry – free PDF download (17.1 MB)
If you are looking for a 40-day daily devotional created just for Lent, you can also check out In the Desert with Jesus.