Welcome to the CCEL

The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. The CCEL accomplishes this by selecting, collecting, distributing, and promoting valuable literature through the World Wide Web and other media.

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Most popular eBooks

  • Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible by Henry, Matthew (1662-1714)
  • Weapon of Prayer by Bounds, Edward M. (1835-1913)
  • Introduction to the Devout Life by Francis of Sales, St. (1567-1622)
  • Practice of the Presence of God: The Best Rule of Holy Life by Lawrence, Brother (Nicholas Herman, c. 1605-1691)

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What's new

2014-10-1. Added Audio MP3 copy of Cloud of Unknowing Recorded by Brother Mark Dextraze.

2014-09-23. Added Faith's Checkbook by Charles Spurgeon.

2014-09-16. We've been working on adding volumes of The Expositor's Bible Commentary. Here are the books that have been added so far:

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Top 3 books of last week

  • ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus by Schaff, Philip (1819-1893)
  • Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas, Saint (1225?-1274)
  • NPNF2-01. Eusebius Pamphilius: Church History, Life of Constantine, Oration in Praise of Constantine by Schaff, Philip (1819-1893)



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