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. His output is certainly comparable to that of his friend, Charles Spurgeon. Nearly all of these books are above 300 pages, and there is no way of guaranteeing that this is all that he published, since some of them 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. 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.
- 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. 1880.
- Ingersoll Answered: “What Must I Do To Be Saved?”. 44 pages. 1881.
- Adam, Noah, and Abraham: Expository Readings on the Book of Genesis. 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. 1885-1895.vol 1: Genesis;
vol 2: Exodus;
vol 3: Leviticus to Numbers 26;
vol 4: Numbers 27 to Deuteronomy;
vol 5: Joshua to Judges 5;
vol 6: Judges 6 to 1 Samuel 18;
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;
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.
- Someone: Notes for Inquirers Concerning Christ and His Truth. 1890. (Scarce.)
- Well Begun. 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. 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. Novel. 291 pages. 1898.
- Preacher’s Life: An Autobiography and an Album. 464 pages. 1899.
- The Gospel of Jesus Christ. 1903. (posthumous.)
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.
- The Larger Ministry: An Address. 1884.
- Orthodoxy of Heart: An Address. 1884.
- Memorial of the Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. 1887.
- 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.
- 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.
- J. Morgan Richards. Life of John Oliver Hobbes, 1911.
- Geofrey Holden Pike. Dr. Parker and his Friends, 1904.
This is a bibliography of works by Samuel Zwemer, adapted and corrected from Apostle to Islam by J. Christy Wilson, Sr.
Zwemer may have been the most famous missions mobilizer of the 20th century. He pioneered in Bahrain, Iraq, and Egypt, in addition to missions tours and conferences virtually everywhere that Islam is found. He preached in English, Arabic, and Dutch. His sermons and books called the Church to acknowledge the challenge of Islam head-on.
While some of his works are left for specialists in religion, his devotional works are just as compelling today. I highly recommend The Glory of the Cross and The Solitary Throne.
Books by Samuel M. Zwemer
- Arabia: The Cradle of Islam. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1st Edition, 1900. 434 pages.
4th Edition, 1912.
Urdu Translation (Unauthorized): Pesa Akhbar, 1910.
- Raymond Lull: First Missionary to the Muslims. Funk and Wagnalls, New York. November 1902. 172 pages.
German Translation: Sudan Pioneer Mission, Wiesbaden, 1912.
Arabic Translation: Nile Mission Press, Cairo, 1914.
Chinese Translation: 1924.
Spanish Translation: Sociedad de Publicaciones Religiosas, Madrid. 1926. [Raimundo Lulio, Primer Misionero a Los Musulmanes, tr. Alejandro Brachmann.]
Dutch Translation (Unauthorized): 1928.
- The Moslem Doctrine of God. American Tract Society, New York. 1st Edition, 1905.
2nd Edition, 1924. 120 pages.
- Islam, A Challenge to Faith. Student Volunteer Movement, New York. 1st Edition, 1907. 295 pages.
2nd Edition, Marshall Brothers, London, 1909.
German Translation: 1909. 324 pages. [Der Islam: Eine Herausforderung an Den Glauben, tr. Elisabeth Grouben.] (Link is view only.)
Danish Translation: Copenhagen, 1910.
French Translation: Paris, 1922.
- The Moslem World. Young People’s Missionary Movement of the United States and Canada. Eaton, New York, 1908. 239 pages. (Revised edition of Islam, A Challenge to Faith, abridged for use by the Young People’s Missionary Union.)
- The Unoccupied Mission Fields of Africa and Asia. Student Volunteer Movement, New York. 1911. 260 pages.
German Translation: Basel, 1912.
Danish Translation: Copenhagen, 1912.
- The Moslem Christ. Oliphant, Anderson and Ferrier, London. 1st Edition, 1912.
2nd Edition, 1927. 198 pages. American Tract Society, New York.
Arabic Translation: Nile Mission Press, Cairo. 1916.
German Translation: Stuttgart, 1921. [Die Christologie des Islams, tr. Dr. E. Frick.]
Urdu Translation: 1929.
- Mohammed or Christ. Seeley Service and Company, London. 1916. 292 pages.
Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1916.
- Childhood in the Moslem World. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1915. 274 pages.
Danish Translation: Copenhagen. 1917.
Arabic Translation: 2nd Edition, Cairo, 1921.
- The Disintegration of Islam. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1916. 227 pages.
- The Influence of Animism on Islam. Macmillan, New York. 1920. 246 pages.
S.P.C.K, London. 1921.
- Christianity the Final Religion. Eerdmans Sevensma Co., The Pilgrim Press, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1920. 108 pages.
- A Moslem Seeker After God. Life of Al-Ghazali. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1920. 302 pages.
Arabic Translation: Nile Mission Press, Cairo, 1922.
Urdu Translation: 1925.
- The Law of Apostasy in Islam. Marshall Brothers, London. 1924. 164 pages.
German Translation: Guetersloh, 1926.
- Call to Prayer. Marshall Brothers, London. 1923. 79 pages.
Dutch Translation: Kampen, 1926.
- The Glory of the Cross. Marshall Brothers, London. 1st Edition, 1928. 128 pages.
2nd Edition, 1935.
3rd Popular Edition, 1938.
Arabic Translation: 1928. [السر العجيب في فخر الصليب]
Urdu Translation: 1929.
Swedish Translation: 1930.
- Across the World of Islam. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1st Edition, 1929. 382 pages.
2nd Edition, 1932.
- Thinking Missions with Christ. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1st Edition, 1934.
3rd Edition, 1935.
- The Origin of Religion. Cokesbury Press, Nashville, Tenn. 1st Edition, 1935.
2nd Edition, 1936.
3rd Revised Edition, 1946.
Loizeaux Brothers, New York. 256 pages.
- Taking Hold of God. Marshall, Morgan and Scott, London 1936. 188 pages.
Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1936.
- It is Hard to be a Christian. Marshall, Morgan and Scott, London, 1937. 159 pages.
- The Solitary Throne. Pickering and Inglis, London. 1937. 112 pages.
- Studies in Popular Islam. Macmillan, New York. 1939. 148 pages.
Sheldon Press, London.
- Dynamic Christianity and the World Today. Inter-Varsity Fellowship, London. 1939. 173 pages.
- The Glory of the Manger. American Tract Society, New York. 1940. 232 pages.
- The Art of Listening to God. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1940. 217 pages.
- The Cross Above the Crescent. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1941. 292 pages.
- Into All the World. Zondervan Publishing House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1943. 222 pages.
- Evangelism Today: Message Not Method. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1st Edition, 1944. 125 pages. (Copyright renewed.)
4th Edition, 1948.
- Heirs of the Prophets. Moody Press, Chicago. 1946. 137 pages. (Link is view only.)
- The Glory of the Empty Tomb. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1947. 170 pages. (Copyright renewed.)
- How Rich the Harvest: Studies in Bible Themes and Missions. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1948. 120 pages. (Copyright renewed.)
- Sons of Adam: Studies of Old Testament Characters in New Testament Light. Baker Book House, Grand Rapids, Michigan. 1951. 164 pages.
Works of Joint Authorship
- Topsy-Turvy Land: Arabia Pictured for Children, with Amy E. Zwemer. Fleming H. Revell, New York. July 1902. 124 pages.
- The Mohammedan World of Today, with E. M. Wherry. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1906. 302 pages.
- Our Muslim Sisters, with Annie Van Sommer. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1907. 299 pages.
Swedish Translation: Stockholm, 1908.
Danish Translation: Odense, 1909.
- The Nearer and Farther East, with Arthur J. Brown. Macmillan, New York. 1908. 325 pages.
- Lucknow, 1911, with E. M. Wherry. Madras, 1912. 298 pages.
- Zigzag Journeys in the Camel Country, with Amy E. Zwemer. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1st Edition, 1911.
2nd Edition. 126 pages.
- Daylight in the Harem, with Annie Van Sommer. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1911. 224 pages.
- Islam and Missions, report of the Lucknow conference with E. M. Wherry. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1912. 300 pages.
- Christian Literature in Moslem Lands, with a committee. Doran, New York. 1923.
- Moslem Women, with Amy E. Zwemer. United Study Committee, New York. 1926. 306 pages.
- The Golden Milestone, with James Cantine. Fleming H. Revell, New York. 1938. 157 pages. (Copyright renewed.)
Short Works and Contributions
- “Report of a Mission Tour Down the Euphrates from Hillah to Busrah.” The Christian Intelligencer, Jan. 4 & 11, 1893.
- “Report of a Journey into Yemen and Work among the Jews for the Mildmay Mission.” The Christian Intelligencer. c. 1894.
- “Epilogue: A Sketch of the Arabian Mission.” Kamil Abdul Messiah. 1898.
Reprint edition: Kamil Abdulmasih. Pioneer Library. 2017.
- “Mohammedan World of Today.” 1898.
- “Advice to Volunteers.” The Call, Qualifications and Preparation of Candidates for Foreign Missionary Service Ed. Robert Speer. 1901.
- “Thinking Gray in Missions.” n.d.
- “The Message and the Man.” Student Volunteer Movement. 1909. (Link is view only.)
- “The Impending Struggle in Western Asia.” An address delivered January 2, 1910.
- “Are More Foreign Missionaries Needed?” Student Volunteer Movement. 1911. 19 pages.
- “Islam, the War, and Missions.” c. 1914.
- Introduction to The Progress and Arrest of Islam in Sumatra. Gottfried Simon. London: Marshall Bros., 1914.
- Introduction to The Vital Forces of Christianity and Islam: Six Studies by Missionaries to Moslems. W. H. T. Gairdner, et al. Humphrey Milford, London. 1915.
- “A Primer on Islam.” Continuation Committee, Shanghai. 1919. 24 pages.
Chinese Translation: 2nd Edition, 1927. (Link is view only.)
- Introduction to A Twice-Born Turk: Reminiscences of the Turkish Revolution. Abdallah Husainy. J. L. Oliver. n.d. [c. 1920.]
- “Report of a Visit to Mesopotamia, the Persian Gulf and India.” Summer of 1924. American Christian Literature Society for Muslims, New York. 1924. 31 pages.
- “Report of a Visit to India and Ceylon.” September 23, 1927, to February 28, 1928. A.C.L.S.M., New York. 1928. 33 pages.
- Introduction to The Foreign Missionary: An Incarnation of a World Movement. Arthur Judson Brown. 1932. (Copyright renewed.)
- Introduction to Adventures with God, in Freedom and in Bond. Jenny E. de Mayer. 1942.
- “A Factual Survey of the Muslim World.” Fleming H. Revell, New York, 1946. 34 pages.
- Introduction to Hidden Highway; experiences on the Northwest Frontier of India. Flora Marion Davidson. New York, London and Glasgow: Fleming H. Revell Co, .
- “The Glory of the Impossible.” Church Herald. 1950.
This page lists detailed copyright information for the published books of F. W. Boreham (1871-1959), including links to the (United States) Catalogue of Copyright Entries. All UK dates were obtained from Ian F. McLaren’s Frank William Boreham (1871-1959): A Select Bibliography, published by Whitley College in 1997.
- The Whisper of God
- Loose Leaves
NZ c. 1903 (n.d.)
- George Augustus Selwyn
UK May 1911
- The Luggage of Life
UK September 1912, US September 1918
- Mountains in the Mist
UK January 1914, US May 1919
- The Golden Milestone
UK 1915, US September 1918
- Mushrooms on the Moor
UK June 1915, US 1915
- Faces in the Fire
UK September 1916, US 1920
- The Other Side of the Hill
UK September 1917, US 1917
- The Silver Shadow
UK May 1918, US 1918
- The Uttermost Star
UK October 1919, US 1919
- A Reel of Rainbow
UK October 1920, US 1920
- A Bunch of Everlastings
UK May 1920, US 1920
- The Home of the Echoes
UK September 1921, US 1921
- A Handful of Stars
UK 1922, US 1922
- Shadows on the Wall
UK September 1922, US 1922
- Rubble and Roseleaves
Simultaneous UK/US, September 1 1923
- A Casket of Cameos
Simultaneous UK/US, April 4 1924
- Wisps of Wildfire
US August 1 1924, UK September 1924
- The Crystal Pointers
US August 1 1925, UK September 1925
- A Faggot of Torches
Simultaneous UK/US, March 1 1926, US copyright renewed February 26 1954
- A Tuft of Comet’s Hair
US August 1 1926, UK September 1926
- The Nest of Spears
US August 1 1927, UK September 1927
- A Temple of Topaz
Simultaneous UK/US, March 1 1928
- The Fiery Crags
US August 1 1928, UK September 1928
- The Three Half-Moons
Simultaneous UK/US, August 1 1929
- The Blue Flame
Simultaneous UK/US, August 1 1930
- When the Swans Fly High
Simultaneous UK/US, September 1 1931
- A Witch’s Brewing
Simultaneous UK/US, August 1 1932
- The Drums of Dawn
Simultaneous UK/US, August 1 1933
- The Ivory Spires
Simultaneous UK/US, August 1 1934
- The Heavenly Octave
UK July 1935, US March 23 1936
- Ships of Pearl
Simultaneous UK/US, August 1 1935
- The Passing of John Broadbanks
Simultaneous UK/US, August 1 1936
- I Forgot To Say
US April 28 1939, UK May 1939
- My Pilgrimage
UK April 1940, US 1950
- The Prodigal [sermons]
- Boulevards of Paradise [sermons]
UK August 1944
- A Late Lark Singing
UK December 1945
- The Man Who Saved Gandhi
UK August 1948
- Cliffs of Opal
UK December 1948
- The Arrows of Desire
- My Christmas Book [mostly repeated material]
UK August 20 1953, US October 26 1953
- In Pastures Green [sermons]
UK April 22, 1954
- Dreams at Sunset
UK June 24 1954
- The Gospel of Robinson Crusoe
UK October 1955
- The Gospel of Uncle Tom’s Cabin
UK September 1956
- The Tide Comes In
UK January 23 1958
- The Last Milestone
UK July 17 1961
Herbert Lockyer was an astoundingly prolific writer and a thorough student of the Bible. A few years ago I stumbled on two Herbert Lockyer pamphlets while digging through the top shelf of an antique store. After I made both available for Kindle, I began to discover how many pamphlets and sermon collections Herbert Lockyer has to his name. The list turns out to be well over a hundred!
I’ve republished eight full-length books of his writings, listed below. My favorite works by him are in this collection of sermons, which is exclusively published by Pioneer Library.
The Christ of Christmas
The Gospel in the Pentateuch
A Lump of Clay & Other Sermons (exclusively from Pioneer Library)
Roses in December and Other Sermons
Sorrows and Stars
The Swan Song of Paul: Studies in Second Timothy
When God Died
When Revival Comes (previously titled The Mulberry Trees)
Keep scrolling to see the full list of his publications.