Category Archives: Bible Study Aids

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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!

Studying the Word

With full permission, we’ve placed a sample chapter on our “Youth” page, – The Story of the Good Samaritan in English – and also added LINKS to the external website where all can be viewed ands downloaded – for free, of course!

CLICK TO GO TO THE YOUTH PAGE

 

IN PREPARATION::

The book my father wrote in the last 12 months of his terminal illness. Thank you for your prayers as I finish the final proof-reading. Also coming soon: first ever seen photos of D. H. Ruffle. I was looking through them with my elderly mother last Sunday night, and some of them I’d never seen before! Other updates scheduled for the half-term holidays include an index of titles, and the addition of some obvious and some less obvious omissions. God bless you, John Ruffle 7th February 2012

D. H. Ruffle

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Also, as today is the feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, we’ve added a short 20 page biography of his life from the Catholic Encyclopedia, highlighting his multi-volume Gospel commentary: ‘Catena Aurea -Commentary on the Four Gospels Collected out of the Works of the Fathers by St. Thomas Aquinas.’

 

CLICK TO GO TO THE WEB PAGE

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I’ve been so blessed this week just reading some of the chapters in the Library on prayer… why not take a browse!

Brother John

Revised April 23, 2014 JR

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New Look and More Books for 2012


Over the past week, here at the D. H. Ruffle Memorial Library blog, we’ve been busy adding thousands of pages of FREE Biblical resources for you to read or download. We have a whole section on Church History and another on Christian Classics. Of course, we still have eight different English Bible versions to read or download, as well as numerous Bible Study Aids, such as Vine’s Expository Dictionary and Mathew Henry’s Commentary.

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12th century codex of a catena. The biblical text is surrounded by the commentary on 4 margins.

This image reveals what a medieval commentary on the Gospels looks like. You can read a clear version of St. Thomas Aquinas’s 4 volume, 8 book work right here on line!

In all, around 40 new documents have been added since we last sent out a blog post, and new items are being added too! Finally, the entire design of the Library has been updated, to make it a lot easier to see the PDF links for your FREE access.

With every blessing for this new year,

John Ruffle

Librarian/Webmaster

The Zaine Ridling BIBLE ATLAS


– View or download: Ridling Bible Atlas

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An example of the beauty of this Atlas

This full colour Bible Atlas is a 197 page gem, edited by Zaine Ridling, Ph.D, and published by the Access Foundation. This is a recent work, containing 132 high quality, informative maps showing physical geography and the historical changes of Old and New Testaments. Just one of a dozen Bible Study aids  for free download!

Copyright Access Foundation. All rights reserved. Used by permission. This work is available for non-profit educational and academic purposes.