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As a recycled 1970s Jesus Freak, John spear-headed numerous Christian projects around the world and mentored many before his journey home to the Catholic faith and the sacramental presence of Our Lord Jesus Christ. John is an English lecturer and is the founding editor of the online 'D. H. Ruffle Memorial Library' which has over 100 Christian books available as free digital downloads.
johnruffle has written 25 posts for Word to Inspire: The D. H. Ruffle Memorial Library

Another Imitation ..but it’s good!


Yes, here’s  ANOTHER Imitation – “The Imitation of Christ” by Thomas á Kempis that is!   It has to be one of the most popular devotional books ever written, and here we offer a second version for free download – this time, a beautiful facsimile of the 1881 edition. Thomas á Kempis’ lived a long life … Continue reading

My Daily Bread: A Modern Devotional Classic


This Passover and Holy Week, I bring you a hidden gem for free download! My Daily Bread by Anthony J. Paone is an amazing little book of interior daily devotions. Published in 1954 by the Confraternity of the Precious Blood, this 430 page volume deserves much wider circulation. This volume is a summary of the spiritual … Continue reading

“The Imitation of Christ” – Alternative Versions


We’ve already got a PDF of The Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis, but here’s an alternative version of the same translation by Aloysius Croft and Harold Bolton. I have found “The Imitation” a wonderful devotional daily read to complement (not replace) the reading of Sacred Scripture, and I highly recommend it! Click to view or DOWNLOAD FREE PDF: The Imitation … Continue reading

Working Behind the Scenes!


Dear Friends, I’ve been beavering away at odd moments to improve what we have here at the D H Ruffle Memorial Library. In the process of preparing more books to add, I may have in all innocence crossed the line on a copyright or two, so I will be seeking out clarifications and/or permissions where … Continue reading

Christian Newsletter of the Year Awards 2013


NEW for 2014: The D. H. Ruffle Memorial Library Launches the Christian Newsletter of the Year Awards 2013. It’s good to stay in touch with our faith both historically (which is the point of my collection of over 100 free downloads here) and with events as they happen around the world today. And that’s where … Continue reading

Orphan Planet? – Finding Harmony and God’s Will in 2013


We reflect upon the Nativity of Our Lord and think further about how the Incarnation of the Living Word of God might impact the Church, our lives, and indeed this world during this New Year. At this time let us pause to reflect upon the wonder of the “Word made flesh” and dwelling among us. … Continue reading

50th Anniversary of Vatican II


Dear Friends, Today marks the 50th anniversary of the opening of the 2nd Vatican  Council in 1962. Maybe you were not alive at the time, it is understandable if the significance of Vatican II can be somewhat taken for granted by many Catholics today. As a kid, however, when we were late for our Anglican Mass, my … Continue reading

Recent Additions to the Library


New for 2012 we’ve added a web-link to a marvellous children’s Bible that includes  stories from both Old and New Testaments, and – this is the good bit – it is downloadable in over 50 different languages! With full permission, we’ve placed a sample chapter on our “Youth” page, – The Story of the Good … Continue reading

St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)


INTRODUCTION TO THE DEVOUT LIFE  -St. Francis de Sales Born in 16th century France, the remarkable backdrop to St. Francis de Sales life must have been the Protestant Reformation, which stormed Europe during his lifetime. After a personal crisis of faith, (a hallmark of so many great Christians from St. Peter and St. Paul onwards … Continue reading

JOHN WESLEY’S Secret Heritage!


GEMS – The Missing Link! My apologies, I sent out my weekly update a few minutes ago with the new link missing! Here it is below – Thirteen pages well worth reading! While you are on the site, do take a browse at the OTHER new acquisitions we’ve put up in the past seven days! … Continue reading

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