Additions and Updates

As we approach the 2019 Lenten season, I’m excited to be releasing a raft of new titles to the D.H. Ruffle Memorial Library.

Giving first place to the Word of God, the A-Z Bibles page is not only refreshed but now has significant additions, including the entire Amplified Bible. This week I also gained permission to re-publish the 2016 edition of the entire Berean Study Bible. If that wasn’t enough, that’s accompanied by their Interlinear New Testament, Literal New Testament and the Berean Greek New Testament. That’s quite a haul! All this and more can be browsed or downloaded to your PC or other device free HERE.

You also may wish to explore the five downloads available on the new page I’ve created called “Spanish Mystics”. It features the famed Christian writings of St. Teresa of Ávila (1515 – 1582) and St. John of the Cross (1542 – 1591). Check them out HERE!

I’m fully aware of other excellent sites such as Bible Hub, where key scriptures can be searched with results coming up in multiple translations. I use those sites, and I’m very thankful for them.

The D. H. Ruffle Memorial Library however, offers something different: a growing library of over 200 works, many of which have never before been available in one place; all of which can be downloaded to your PC free of charge. This is ideal if you are a serious student or disciple of Christ who may not have access or cannot afford print copies – even when they can be found. You can academically reference these on-line works (I personally like Harvard) using whatever system you need to with confidence that your referencing will be acceptable at any of the world’s universities.

May this Lent be a time of drawing close to Jesus our Redeemer through prayer and meditation upon the Word of God and by perhaps delving into some of the devotional works found here. God bless you!

John E. Ruffle

Author: John E Ruffle

As a redeemed, recycled 1970s Californian Jesus Freak, John has faced many extreme situations and sticky wickets. He has shared the grass-roots Jesus-message in streets and churches in, among other places, Kathmandu, Eastern-block Communist Europe, two or three African countries, (where in one he was kidnapped at gun point), and on the site of the old Cavern Club as well as in a Liverpudlian police cell. Returning to England, John taught and mentored for over a decade in a Further Education college in London. A victim of sexual abuse growing up, John appreciates the healing journey Jesus has led him on. In 2013, this led John home to the Catholic faith with a renewed appreciation of the healing presence of our Lord Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Foundational to his faith however, has always been his experiences living in Gospel Outreach - a committed shared purse Christian community in the USA. He is still in touch with many of his original “Jesus Freak” generation buddies. John is on the leadership team of the local Catholic Charismatic prayer group, and writes prophetically to instruct and inspire. While not given to predicting the future, among other things, he fully expected Donald Trump to win the US elections and also foresaw that Britain would vote to leave the European Union – but not the mess that followed! Since 2017, John has been engaged in researching the 1967-1978 'Jesus People Movement' phenomenon as well as the dynamics of the hippy sub-culture that spawned it. John is crafting his emerging narrative to be relevant and engaging to a new generation of young Christians. John is married to Gladdys, they have one boy, several stray cats that appear and disappear at will, and a growing extended family both in the UK and abroad. They make their home in Birmingham, England where they love to praise and worship Jesus.

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