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 too many extreme situations and sticky wickets through the years to mention here. Returning to his native England, John was actively involved in mission and outreach and taught English in a Further Education college in London until retiring in 2017. After a ten-year journey into a deeper appreciation of the historic Christianity, in 2013 John was received into the Catholic Church where he now serves in a lay capacity. Yet foundational to his faith has always been his experiences living in Gospel Outreach - an orthodox evangelical Christian commune in the USA. He is still in touch with many of his original “Jesus Freak” generation buddies. John serves as co-leader of a local Catholic Charismatic prayer group and writes to instruct and inspire. Prior to Pope Francis' election in March 2013, John accurately predicted in his personal journal that the new pope would choose either the name John or Francis. Currently, John is engaged in researching the 1967-1977 American 'Jesus People Movement' that saw tens of thousands of hippies coming to Christian discipleship through communes, coffee houses, and street outreach. He has been revitalising his ministry website at throughout 2019 and is writing a devotional. John and his Filipino wife Gladdys 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. Still young at heart, John is passionate about engaging young adults in the faith, particularly though relational small groups.

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