Tag Archives: New books

What’s Cooking (May 2023)

We will have a number of new books and ebooks coming out this summer. The highlight of this summer will be the two-volume biography of Gustav Herbert Schmidt, Songs in the Night. It tells the tale of a Pentecostal missionary who was captured by the Gestapo in 1940. His harrowing ordeal will tells us how to find hope in dark times.

Other titles in the works include more sermons by Louis Albert Banks, and a number of new biographies:

  • The Sinner and His Friends (Louis Albert Banks)
  • A Gentleman in Prison (Tokichi Ishii, with Caroline MacDonald)
  • Thinking Black: 22 Years in the Long Grass of Africa (Dan Crawford)
  • Back to the Long Grass: My Life with Livingstone (Dan Crawford)

From the Prescience Papers series of rare theological works, we have just released two new ebooks:

I hope to have several more coming soon:

  • Samuel Fancourt, An Essay Concerning Liberty, Grace, and Prescience (1729)
  • Samuel Fancourt, Apology, or Letter to a Friend Setting Forth the Occasion, &c., of the Present Controversy, 2nd ed. (7/27/1730)
  • (Anonymous), The Divine Prescience of Free Contingent Events, Vindicated and Proved (1729)
  • (Anonymous), Free Agency of Accountable Creatures (6/6/1733)

Please comment and let us know what books you are looking forward to most!

New Biographies!

In the past two months we have published eight new biography editions on the Kindle store.

Margaret Morley Clough: The Letters and Journal of a Pioneer Missionary by Adam Clarke (1761?-1832) (ed.)
Margaret Clough left England on April 11, 1825 at the age of 22. She arrived at her mission field in Sri Lanka (then Ceylon) on September 6, 1825, and died in childbirth less than 2 years later. Although her time on the mission field was short, she wrote numerous letters and journal entries that describe her desire for total consecration to the call of missions.

Pilkington of Uganda by C. F. Harford (1864-1925)
George Pilkington was swept up in the evangelical revival that overtook Cambridge after Moody and Sankey visited in 1882. Despite every prospect of a great career in the United Kingdom, he left for East Africa with a group led by Douglas Hooper, eventually settling in Uganda. There, Pilkington was key to the first Luganda Bible translation and was also involved in surveying that area of Africa, which had only opened up to missions efforts since the work of David Livingstone.

Memoirs of Mrs. Elizabeth Harvard Late of the Wesleyan Mission to Ceylon and India with Extracts from Her Diary and Correspondence by William Martin Harvard (1790?-1857)
Elizabeth Harvard was an early modern missionary in Sri Lanka and India, known to us through the compilation 16 Pioneer Women.

The Life of Robert Laws of Livingstonia by William Pringle Livingstone (1864-1950)
Dr. Robert Laws was the energetic leader of the Livingstonia mission in present-day Malawi, founded by a group of Scottish missionaries in memory of David Livingstone. Dr. Laws worked tirelessly to bring technological advantages to the people around Lake Malawi, both to serve the people and to facilitate the longevity of the mission. For many years he was an important figure in leading exploration as well as language documentation in the area.

Two Years in Upper India by John Cameron Lowrie (1808-1900)
John Cameron Lowrie was the first American Presbyterian missionary to go to India. This book was written in the early part of his very long career, describing his early life there.

Seven Years in Sierra Leone: The Story of the Work of William A. B. Johnson, Missionary of the Church Missionary Society from 1816 to 1823 in Regent’s Town, Sierra Leone, Africa by A. T. Pierson (1837-1911)
William Johnson was a quiet but passionate missionary in the colonial era of Sierra Leone.

Philip Jacob Spener and His Work by Marie E. Richard (1851-1920)
August Hermann Francke and His Work by Marie E. Richard (1851-1920)
Philip Jacob Spener and August Hermann Francke were, in some ways, among the founders of evangelicalism as we know it. In the late seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries, they were instrumental in a revival among German Lutheran university students, who eventually became known as Pietists. Francke’s orphanage presaged that of George Müller in almost every distinctive; and Francke personally selected the first Lutheran missionaries for the Tranquebar mission.