Book Descriptions

Thanks to the help of a very generous volunteer, CCEL has completed the task of including short biographies of most of the authors of the books included in the CCEL library. We would also like to include very brief book descriptions or book introductions on the books included in the CCEL library.

To get an idea of what we are trying to accomplish, here is a book description which can be found at

"For five hundred years, this gentle book, filled with the spirit of the love of God, has brought understanding and comfort to millions of readers in over fifty languages, and provided them with a source of heart-felt personal prayer. These meditations on the life and teachings of Jesus, written in times even more troubled and dangerous than our own, have become second only to the Bible as a guide and inspiration.
It is now available in a MODERN TRANSLATION that retains the flavor of the original English translation."

These book descriptions can be written by volunteers, or volunteers can locate them by searching the Internet, look at the dust jackets of books, etc. We need to give credit for book descriptions that are ‘found’ so please provide a brief citation. If you write or find a book description, please email it to me (, and I’ll post it on our Web site.

We'd love to have your help! Thanks!