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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)
  • Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Edersheim, Alfred (1825-1889)

What's new


2016-11-25. UPDATED MP3 recording of Life of God in the Soul of Man by Henry Scougal and recorded by Mark (Additional files added)

2016-11-11. New MP3 recording of Centuries of Meditations (4th and 5th Centuries) by Thomas Traherne and recorded by Tracy

2016-11-09. New MP3 recording of Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross and recorded by Mark

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Top 3 books of last week


  • ANF05. Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus,
    Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appendix by Schaff, Philip (1819-1893)
  • ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus by Schaff, Philip (1819-1893)
  • ANF06. Fathers of the Third Century: Gregory
    Thaumaturgus, Dionysius the Great, Julius Africanus, Anatolius,
    and Minor Writers, Methodius, Arn by Schaff, Philip (1819-1893)



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