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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.

What's new


2019-10-22. Added MP3 recording of Tertullian's On the Veiling of Virgins and To His Wife (recorded by R James Friedrich).

2019-10-22. Added MP3 recording of St. Basil's On the Holy Spirit (recorded by Mark Green).

2019-3-2. Added MP3 recording of Edward M. Bounds's Purpose in Prayer (recorded by Tracy).

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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)
  • Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Edersheim, Alfred (1825-1889)
  • Introduction to the Devout Life by Francis of Sales, St. (1567-1622)

Top 3 books of last week


  • ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus by Schaff, Philip (1819-1893)
  • ANF05. Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus,
    Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appendix by Schaff, Philip (1819-1893)
  • Summa Theologica by Thomas Aquinas, Saint (1225?-1274)



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