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 70 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
- Bible Soul-Winners [US-access only]
- Christ and His Friends: A Series of Revival Sermons
- The Christ Brotherhood [Google Books]
- The Christ Dream [24 sermons]
- Common Folks’ Religion: A Volume of Sermons and Addresses [HathiTrust; view only]
- David and His Friends: A Series of Revival Sermons
- Dramatic Stories of Jesus [unavailable]
- The Fisherman and His Friends: A Series of Revival Sermons
- The Great Portraits of the Bible
- The Great Promises of the Bible
- The Great Saints of the Bible [US-access only; also viewable on HathiTrust]
- The Great Sinners of the Bible
- The Great Themes of the Bible
- The Healing of Souls: A Series of Revival Sermons
- Heavenly Trade-Winds [essays?]
- Hidden Wells of Comfort [HathiTrust; view only]
- The Honeycombs of Life: A Volume of Sermons and Addresses
- Illustrative Prayer-Meeting Talks [unavailable]
- John and His Friends: A Series of Revival Sermons
- The King’s Stewards [essays?]
- The Lord’s Arrows [unavailable; very rare]
- The Motherhood of God: A Series of Discourses
- The New Ten Commandments and Other Sermons
- On the Trail of Moses: A Series of Revival Sermons [microfilm]
- Paul and His Friends: A Series of Revival Sermons
- The People’s Christ [sermons]
[Saints and Sinners of the Bible = compilation/reprint]
- Sermons for Reviving: On the Table Talk of Master [unavailable]
- Sermons Which Have Won Souls
- The Sinner and His Friends: A Volume of Evangelistic Sermons
- The Sunday-Night Evangel: A Series of Sunday Evening Discourses
- Thirty-One Revival Sermons [unavailable & rare: “on themes drawn from the lives of Elijah and Elisha”]
- The Unexpected Christ: A Series of Evangelistic Sermons
- Unused Rainbows: Prayer Meeting Talks
- The Winds of God [essays?]
- The World’s Childhood [on Genesis 1-3]
- Wonderful Bible Conversions
- A Year’s Prayer-Meeting Talks
- An Oregon Boyhood
[Live Boys in Oregon = alternate title of An Oregon Boyhood]
- The Revival Quiver: A Pastor’s Record of Four Revival Campaigns [unavailable; currently $40 and up]
- Soul Winning Stories
- Capital Stories about Famous Americans (ed. by Louis Albert Banks)
- Heroic Personalities
- The Religious Life of Famous Americans
- The Story of the Hall of Fame
- T. DeWitt Talmage: His Life and Work
- Youth of Famous Americans
Prohibition & Social Issues
- Ammunition for Final Drive on Booze
- Censor Echoes, Or Words that Burned [unavailable; extremely rare]
- The Lincoln Legion
- The Saloon-Keeper’s Ledger
- Seven Times around Jericho [microfilm]
- White Slaves [also on Gutenberg]
Sermon Illustrations & Anecdotes
- Anecdotes and Morals
- Christ’s Soul-Searching Parables [Google Books, search only; no view or download]
- Fresh Bait for Fishers of Men
- Great Archers and Their Weapons
- Poetry and Morals
- Spurgeon’s Illustrative Anecdotes
- Windows for Sermons
- Chats with Young Christians [unavailable]
- The Christian Gentleman [Google Books]
- Hero Tales from Sacred Story [unavailable]
- A Manly Boy [microfilm]
- My Young Man
- The Problems of Youth
- Sermon Stories for Boys and Girls
- A Summer in Peter’s Garden [?] [I have no information on this one.]
- Twentieth-Century Knighthood
- The Parables of Jesus: A Methodical Exposition (tr. by Louis Albert Banks) [HathiTrust; view only]
- 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.
Thanks for this! FYI, the copy you’ve linker to of Christ and His Friends has some badly scanned pages that make it impossible to read the book in its entirety. (pp 64, 92, 94) This one looks better: https://archive.org/details/christhisfriends00bank
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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I’m the great-grandson of Rev. Louis Albert Banks. You’ve put together a great listing and I’d like to make a couple comments. I may be incorrect, but what I’m sharing with you is based upon my research over the years. I own 65 older copies of his books…so still searching for a few more!
1. I’m unaware of A Summer in Peter’s Garden (#68). After seeing it in your bibliography (with your comment) I tried to find this book. I had no luck. Please let me know if you have a source for your listing.
2. I own one book which I did not see on your list. It was one of the last books my great-grandfather wrote. Copyright 1925 or 1928 the book is entitled Sermons for Reviving – On the Table Talk of Master. He died 8 years later in Roseburg, Oregon on June 17, 1933.
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Thank you Tom for this comment! It’s great to see one of Banks’ relatives has taken some interest in his work.
“A Summer in Peter’s Garden” is mentioned in a list of Rev. Banks’ books found in a book on Oregon by John B. Horner:
An encyclopedia says that the book was published in 1913:
It’s possible it was a local pamphlet or article, which would explain why it’s so difficult to find. If it was a hardback book, I would expect some copies would be floating around.
Also, I will add the other book you mentioned to the list.
I am currently reading “THE CHILD’S WORLD”
Published by Students Educational Publishing Company
Part Two “Is a collection of thrilling stories from the lives of famous Americans, by Rev. Lewis Albert Banks D.D. author of the ‘Hall of Fame’ ‘Immortal Songs of Camp and Field’ “. I especially enjoyed the chapter about Francis Scott Key and The Star -Spangled.
The book is very tattered and worn. I enjoy reading very old books that teach the love of God and Country.