“The home page blog is but a very small part of this website. It’s a rich resource for Church history, spirituality, and – for those who have the hunger to seek – there are troves of gems within these pages.”John E. Ruffle
Thank you for stopping by; I hope you enjoy your visit! The Ruffle Mission and Words to Inspire website began as a project to help get Bibles and theological books within the reach of rural pastors, students of the Bible and seminarians around the world. My aim was to provide PDF books free of charge and resident on the website. This has not only been achieved, but much more as well, as I show below:
“Just like a living thing, Words to Inspire remains a work in progress. There are additions and tweaks that I make on a weekly and often daily basis..”John E. Ruffle
The project went live in 2011, and since then, with no publicity, the site has attracted visitors from around the world almost every single day.
To mark the 10th anniversary of the inception of Words to Inspire, I dedicated Lent 2019 as a time to totally refresh this site. By saving the original pages in the “Archive” section, I’ve been able to add more content, including links to live worship, while at the same time making the site far more accessible and user friendly on mobile devices. It now is completely free of advertising and features a growing wealth of embedded audio and video files.
Just like a living thing, Words to Inspire remains a work in progress. There are additions and tweaks that I make on a weekly and often daily basis – usually unannounced and probably unnoticed to any casual visitor to the site.
Of course there are the blog posts which I write periodically that appear on the home page. But remember, the home page blog is but a very small part of this website. It’s a rich resource for Church history, spirituality, and – for those who have the hunger to seek – there are troves of gems within these pages. All you need to do is navigate the menus and sub-menus which are now easy and logical to navigate regardless of the device you are using.
My prayer is that my endeavours will be an aid to help you on the path of surrendered discipleship to the Lord Jesus Christ, who walked in love and humility, even to the point of death on a cross. May his blessing be upon you as in surrendered humility, seek his will. Amen.
John E. Ruffle, Easter Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019.
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Words to Inspire – incorporating the D. H. Ruffle Memorial Library – is dedicated to the memory of Denis H. Ruffle (1915-1995) who saw himself an “ordinary Christian”.
After retirement, Denis Ruffle led his local parish “Friday Night Fellowship” and as a result, a number of priests and ministers first began the journey of discernment through my father’s prayers and encouragement. He called himself “an ordinary Christian”. In which case, I too desire to follow in his footsteps to begin to be as “ordinary” as my extra-ordinary father surely was.
My father’s passion had always been seeking unity in Christ’s body through mentoring, dialogue, prayer and encouragement.
The D. H. Ruffle Memorial Library is designed to benefit everyone who desires to find true purpose and meaning in life. This can only come through the spiritual dimension; a realm that has been opened freely to us through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ, the Messiah of Israel, God’s beloved Son.
This digital library project brings together in one place around 200 digital PDF volumes that cover Christian theology, Bible study. prayer, Church history, discipleship and more. All files on this site are free to view or download.