A Bibliography of Louis Albert Banks (by Genre)

What follows is a hyperlinked list of the books of Louis Albert Banks, organized by genre.

The list is likely incomplete. Some of these are extremely rare and get only a few hits on Google.

Of the 69 single-author volumes listed here, 55 of them are available for free download at a link below. Most of them are on the Internet Archive, and a few more are on Google Books. Some of those on Google Books or HathiTrust Digital Library are view-only.

A Bibliography of Louis Albert Banks (Chronological)
Free Books by Louis Albert Banks (50+)

Sermons & Spiritual Essays

  1. Bible Soul-Winners [US-access only]
  2. Christ and His Friends: A Series of Revival Sermons
  3. The Christ Brotherhood [Google Books]
  4. The Christ Dream [24 sermons]
  5. Common Folks’ Religion: A Volume of Sermons and Addresses [HathiTrust; view only]
  6. David and His Friends: A Series of Revival Sermons
  7. Dramatic Stories of Jesus [unavailable]
  8. The Fisherman and His Friends: A Series of Revival Sermons
  9. The Great Portraits of the Bible
  10. The Great Promises of the Bible
  11. The Great Saints of the Bible [US-access only; also viewable on HathiTrust]
  12. The Great Sinners of the Bible
  13. The Great Themes of the Bible
  14. The Healing of Souls: A Series of Revival Sermons
  15. Heavenly Trade-Winds [essays?]
  16. Hidden Wells of Comfort [HathiTrust; view only]
  17. The Honeycombs of Life: A Volume of Sermons and Addresses
  18. Illustrative Prayer-Meeting Talks [unavailable]
  19. John and His Friends: A Series of Revival Sermons
  20. The King’s Stewards [essays?]
  21. The Lord’s Arrows [unavailable; very rare]
  22. The Motherhood of God: A Series of Discourses
  23. The New Ten Commandments and Other Sermons
  24. On the Trail of Moses: A Series of Revival Sermons [microfilm]
  25. Paul and His Friends: A Series of Revival Sermons
  26. The People’s Christ [sermons]
    [Saints and Sinners of the Bible = compilation/reprint]
  27. Sermons Which Have Won Souls
  28. The Sinner and His Friends: A Volume of Evangelistic Sermons
  29. The Sunday-Night Evangel: A Series of Sunday Evening Discourses
  30. Thirty-One Revival Sermons [unavailable & rare: “on themes drawn from the lives of Elijah and Elisha”]
  31. The Unexpected Christ: A Series of Evangelistic Sermons
  32. Unused Rainbows: Prayer Meeting Talks
  33. The Winds of God [essays?]
  34. The World’s Childhood [on Genesis 1-3]
  35. Wonderful Bible Conversions
  36. A Year’s Prayer-Meeting Talks


  1. An Oregon Boyhood
    [Live Boys in Oregon = alternate title of An Oregon Boyhood]
  2. The Revival Quiver: A Pastor’s Record of Four Revival Campaigns [unavailable; currently $40 and up]
  3. Soul Winning Stories


  1. Capital Stories about Famous Americans (ed. by Louis Albert Banks)
  2. Heroic Personalities
  3. The Religious Life of Famous Americans
  4. The Story of the Hall of Fame
  5. T. DeWitt Talmage: His Life and Work
  6. Youth of Famous Americans


  1. Immortal Hymns and Their Story
  2. Immortal Songs of Camp and Field [also on Gutenberg]

Prohibition & Social Issues

  1. Ammunition for Final Drive on Booze
  2. Censor Echoes, Or Words that Burned [unavailable; extremely rare]
  3. The Lincoln Legion
  4. The Saloon-Keeper’s Ledger
  5. Seven Times around Jericho [microfilm]
  6. White Slaves [also on Gutenberg]

Sermon Illustrations & Anecdotes

  1. Anecdotes and Morals
  2. Christ’s Soul-Searching Parables [Google Books, search only; no view or download]
  3. Fresh Bait for Fishers of Men
  4. Great Archers and Their Weapons
  5. Poetry and Morals
  6. Spurgeon’s Illustrative Anecdotes
  7. Windows for Sermons

Young People

  1. Chats with Young Christians [unavailable]
  2. The Christian Gentleman [Google Books]
  3. Hero Tales from Sacred Story [unavailable]
  4. A Manly Boy [microfilm]
  5. My Young Man
  6. The Problems of Youth
  7. Sermon Stories for Boys and Girls
  8. A Summer in Peter’s Garden [?] [I have no information on this one.]
  9. Twentieth-Century Knighthood


  1. The Parables of Jesus: A Methodical Exposition (tr. by Louis Albert Banks) [HathiTrust; view only]


  1. Lucy Stone: A Heroine of the Struggle for Human Rights [view only; also a chapter in The Honeycombs of Life]

Banks was very prolific; so, if you hear about another book of his that is not listed here, let me know in a comment, and I will update the list.

3 thoughts on “A Bibliography of Louis Albert Banks (by Genre)

    1. Pioneer Library Post author

      Thank you! That’s very helpful. I’ve changed the link.
      I knew that some of these scans are not the greatest, hard to keep track of which ones and how many copies there are. I can be quite rushed to compile a list this long. I always appreciate recommendations.
      Expect more announcements about Banks’ books soon!


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