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Jesus, the Jewish Messiah and Saviour of the world; Son of God. Born of the Virgin Mary in Israel, and crucified, died and buried in appx. 33AD. On the 3rd day he arose from the dead. He is seated at the rigth hand of the Father and will judge the living and the dead. Of his kingdom there is no end. The four Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John record his life on earth.

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 life, arranged for daily reading, reflection and prayer. We have just added it to our library for FREE PDF download.

 

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Free PDF Download:  My Daily Bread: A Summary of the Spiritual Life

Little seems to be known about Fr. Paone, but I have been able to contact one of his great-nieces and she has kindly given me a little background to his life. She tells me that he had become very sick when he was young, and no one thought he would pull through. Anthony made a commitment to God, and promised that if his life would be spared, then he would dedicate himself totally to God for the rest of his life.

God indeed raised him off his death-bed, and Anthony went on to become a Jesuit priest serving in New York. For years, he taught in a New York high school, and was much-loved. In 1954, his collection of daily meditations were published, which have a similar tone to “The Imitation of Christ”.

Only ever produced in one edition in English*, after over a year of searching, I have finally found a source where a print copy can be purchased:

Carmel Books On-line

 

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This book carries a Creative Commons licence and is considered to be in the public domain. *A Spanish edition has been published, details as yet unknown.

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 needed before posting.

A couple of things that we need here: (1) a hyperlinked index of titles (which may require a complete re-design so is not an overnight fix!) and (2) a section devoted to hyperlinks to external sites where we cannot obtain permission to use original material. (For instance, at present, this applies to any document sourced at the Vatican.)

Finally, I can only apologise for the lack of updates here. However, I am very thankful that the Library is consistantly getting hits from around the world, and this indeed was the fundamental purpose of this tool in the very first place.  

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Yours in the Love of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior,

 

John Ruffle

Curator/founder

Celebrate our 100th Acquisition -The Dead Sea Scrolls!


Celebrating the 100th volume added to the D. H. RUFFLE MEMORIAL LIBRARY at the FREE BIBLE download page

THE 100th D. H. RUFFLE MEMORIAL LIBRARY ACQUISITION: The Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit

                 The Dead Sea Scrolls: Psalms

 

LATEST ADDITIONAL BIBLE ACQUISITIONS (as PDF files):

:: View or download: The New Testament in Modern Speech -Weymouth (1903)

:: View or download: The Twentieth Century New Testament (1904)

:: View or download: The Emphasised Bible (1902)

:: View or download: The Emphatic Diaglott (Interlinear Bible)

:: View or download: The Holy Scriptures According to the Masoretic Text (O.T., 1917)

We now have more than a dozen English Bible versions as well as early texts – all as FREE pdf files at the heart of the D. H. Ruffle Memorial Library!

PLUS: Bible Study Aids you won’t want to be without! NO software to install; NO fee, NO registration! Simply open the PDF Files to view or download!  ..and MUCH MORE!

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