Showing posts with label books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label books. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Historic, antique book: 1885 Story of Baptist Missions by Hervey available for sale

I have this very old copy of Winfred Hervey's The Story of Baptist Missions in Foreign Lands From the Time of Carey to the Present Date that I would like to sell, very reasonably, for some fish bait or convention money.

This is the Chancy R. Barns edition, 1885. It is a partial leather cover and has condition problems in that the spine cover is missing and some chips and wear. Check my photos. The text is very clean.

The book has some quite interesting stories. John L. Shuck in 1845 is called "foremost of the foreign missionaries of the Southern Baptist Convention."

The book has been reprinted. My price of $25 is cheaper than the paperback copy price. Shipping will cost about $4.

Email me if you are interested. Some missions historian would appreciate this book. I just don't have the room to keep it.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Rare, 1878 first edition theology book for sale: Pendleton, Christian Doctrines

I have a copy of a very hard to find first edition theology book:

Christian Doctrines a Compendium of Theology, J. M. Pendleton, D.D.
Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1878

I've had this book for some time but need a little 2014 fishbait money, so I'm selling it. I can only find one copy of the first edition of this book. It is listed on several book sites for $250 and is not in as good of a condition as my copy. I would sell my copy for the same price, shipping included.

My book is in good condition, solid binding. a little rubbing on cover edges, bumped corners. The text inside is very clean and the only marks in the book are a few pencil markings inside of the front cover. The title on the front and the spine are still bright gold after 134 years. Check my photos.

If the price sounds steep look at it this way. It about what one week's GuideStone health insurance costs me.

If you are interested email me at

This would be a splendid addition to one's library. There are modern reprints, both paperback and hardback, available for this book but I find no other first editions in as good condition as mine.

J. M. Pendleton, one of the key individuals in the Landmark movement, is an important figure to Southern Baptists, then and now.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Antique Romans Commentary: Sanday and Headlam

The International Critical Commentary has been around for a long time. The original Romans volume was authored by Sanday and Headlam. It was later replaced.

I have a copy of the original. Its the Fourth Edition, 1900, T&T Clark publishers.

This is a $17 book....but wait...if you pay shipping ($4) I'll throw in a copy of the 1928 printing of "A Harmony of the Synoptic Gospels in Greek" by Burton and Goodspeed. The "Harmony" has a condition problem with the covers which are stained. The text is clean and it is fully useful as a reading copy. Will not look good on your shelf, though.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Antique Broadus book

This is a book of John A. Broadus, "Sermons and Addresses" published 1889, Fourth Edition.

I'm selling it. It belonged to my great-aunt's husband and is inscribed by him "Henry A. Lowrance 1892". He was a Civil War vet and a leader at Athens Baptist Church. The book is not rare but is rather scarce.

Broadus is, of course, one of the outstanding SB leaders. He was Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president when this book was published.

It's a $50 book. I will sell for $40 and pay postage.

Gotta have some fishbait money.

[It's incidental to this post, but all the clamor about expository preaching these days might be seen in the light of Broadus' technique and didn't Spurgeon call him the greatest living preacher?]

Friday, December 2, 2011

Catholics flummoxed, Tebow touted, but why so much sadness in Louisville?

Roman Catholics are Confused by Mass Changes, as in changes to their Mass rather than a great number of changes. Seems that the prescribed english wording has added the term "consubstantial" to the litany. I recommend that my Catholic friends do what we SBCers have done when mass changes have been made in our churches, namely moving from hymns with real meanings and substantial words to chorus ditties with endless repetition of simple words. For the latter you just repeat as in a mantra without thinking about it.

Al Mohler comes down hard with the Southern Seminary family in ordering that credible accusations of sexual abuse be immediately reported to authorities, secular authorities. ""...just dial 911..." he wrote. Seems that a SBTS trustee had different advice for his church as reported in this ABP (where else?) story. Al is a clever fellow. Let's see how he reconciles these two items.

Speaking of Southern Seminary, Louisville is rated as the country's fifth saddest city. Perhaps all the joyless calvinists have made an impact.

Georgia plays LSU for the SEC championship tomorrow the tigers being heavy, heavy favorites. Should the dawgs pull a big upset talk on the sports shows is that LSU would still go to the national championship game and play Alabama. While I would like to see another SEC national champion, that scenario is the height of absurdity.

Tebow is touted, but sometimes criticized, for his on-field and after game Christian expressions. Celebrity athlete Christians as a group haven't added much to the Kingdom of God in my estimation. Your everyday, workaday hacker and plodder is what really counts.

Unless I get an invitation to preach for this coming Sunday, an unlikely possibility, this is be the longest stretch of Sundays (three in a row) in three decades where I have not filled a pulpit. I'll take a pew and listen to someone else and do my dead level best to learn, though, perhaps assisted by the sharp elbows of my wife. Plodder feels up to the task.

Have a nice weekend.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Great deals on commentaries and other books

This is a crass commercial blog, Occupy Wall Street protesters who are surfing the net on expensive laptops while being served free, gourmet meals at their protest sites should immediately go elsewhere.

I almost rescinded my retirement when I looked at how much stuff I had in my church office, mainly books, and looked at the available space at my home. My wife told me to work it out anyway, so I’m selling most of my library. And, yeah, I'd love to be in a position to give them all away to some young theolog...but I'm not in such a position.

What I will do is sell these cheaper than you can find them on Amazon. Pick a book and price it on AZ. I'll be lower, probalby for a better graded book, and will not charge $3.99 per book shipping. I'll charge actual costs for shipping, usually about $2.50 per book. For quantity I'll bargain with you on price and pay shipping also. If you buy several, I'll toss in a free book and give you a list of free ones from which to choose. I've got to free up some shelf space brethren.

I'll take your check, too, trusting my SBC colleagues to not bounce checks all over the southeast. And I have hundreds more books. Inquire if you have a particular interest.

You can respond by email to me at


New American Commentary, Old Testament. These all have clean dust jackets and look new. I confess to not spending much time in the OT so these are hardly used. If I had not written my name inside the cover of these, I'd sell them on Amazon as new books.

Judges, Ruth; Daniel I. Block $15
Jeremiah, Lamentations; F. B. Huey, Jr. $11.50
Hosea, Joel; Duane A. Garrett $12
Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah; Barker & Bailey $16.50
Leviticus; Mark F. Rooker $11
Joshua; David M. Howard, Jr. $13

This list was from an earlier post. I've sold some of these. Email me at for a price. I'll make it attractive to you.

New American Commentaries:Old Testament
Judges, Ruth
Jeremiah, Lamentations
Hosea, Joel
Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah

New American Commentaries:New Testament
Philippians, Colossians, Philemon
1, 2 Timothy, Titus

Other Hard back commentaries
John Eadie Greek Text Commentaries, 5 volumes (Gal., Eph, Phil., Col., Thess.)
Expositor’s Greek Testament, 5 volumes
Isaiah, Edward J. Young, 3 volumes
Genesis, J. M. Boice 2 volumes
Leupold on the Old Testament, Genesis I
Leupold on the Old Testament, Genesis II
Notes on Proverbs; Ironside
God Remembers (Zechariah), Feinberg
Matthew 8-15; MacArthur
Kingdom Living Here and Now (Beatitudes), MacArthur
Mark, J. C. Ryle, Expository Thoughts on the Gospels
The Gospel According to St. John, Westcott
The Acts of the Apostles, Morgan
Acts, 3 Vol in One, Criswell
Commentary on Romans, Godet
Romans, 1-8; John MacArtthur
1 Corinthians, MacArthur
1 Corinthians, Ironside
2 Corinthians, Ironside
1 Corinthians, Grosheide
Corinthian Letters of Paul, Morgan
The Epistle of St. Paul Epistles to the Galatians; J. B. Lightfoot
St. Paul’s Epistle to the Philippians; J. B. Lightfoot
St. Paul’s Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon; J. B. Lightfoot
Notes on Philippians, Ironside
Philippians, Strauss
Exploring Ephesians, Phillips
Liberated for Life (Galatians); MacArthur
Ephesians, MacArthur
Notes on the Epistles of St. Paul, Lightfoot (1 & 2 Thess., 1 Corinthians 1-7, Romans 1-7, Ephesians 1:1-14)
The Pastoral Epistles, Kent
2 Timothy through Hebrews; Charles Simeon; Expository Outlines on the Whole Bible
The Revelation of Jesus Christ; Richardson
James-Jude, Barnes on the New Testament
The Epistles of John; Boice
Jewish Christianity (Acts 1-11, James, 1 &2 Peter, Jude, Hebrews) H. E. Dana
The Epistles of St. John, Westcott
Epistles of John and Jude; Ironside


2 Corinthians, Moule
Gleanings in Genesis, Pink
Genesis, A Devotional Commentary, Griffeth-Thomas
1 Corinthians; Hodge
Mark, J. A. Alexander
Acts, An Expositional Commentary; Barnhouse
Exploring Acts, Vol 2; Phillips
Expository Sermons on Galatians; Criswell
The Epistles to the Colossians and to Philemon, Erdman
Living Victoriously (Philippians), Blair
Paul’s Joy in Christ (Philippians), A.T. Robertson
Commentary on Philippians; F. B. Meyer
Stand United in Joy, An Exposition of Philippians; Gromacki
1 & 2 Thessalonians; Stott
Be Ready (1 & 2 Thessalonians) Wiersbe
Hebrews, Griffeth-Thomas
Revelation 1-5; J. M. McGee
The Epistles of John, Stott
1,2,3 John; MacArthus
The Joy of Fellowship a Study of First John; Pentecost

Thursday, October 6, 2011

I'm downsizing my library...selling commentaries, etc.

I am downsizing my library and selling some books. Some are old friends I hate to part with; some are books that have hardly been touched. Most all are books your average pastor would find useful, mostly commentaries and reference works.

If you or anyone you know are interested in any of them, I would sell below Amazon's lowest price for the same condition used book.

I will not list all of them now but here are a few that I have:

Broadman's New American Commentary; I have about 30 volumes of these and have found them useful. They are all in virtually pristine condition, no marks inside, dust jacket intact and would grade 'very good' or higher. I could probably sell some of these as new books. I don't have the complete set and would sell individual, all, or several. I'll pay shipping for several or all of these.

A. T. Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament; full six volume hardcover set. Amazon has these for around $60 per set. I would sell for $50 and pay shipping. These have no DJ and some light underlining, solid binding, great shape.

I have a good many commentaries, some greek and hebrew reference works, assorted others. I'll get around to listing here in time. Contact me if you have an interest in certain areas.

My email is

Alas, a bibliophile and his books part only with great difficulty...