Devotional Authors and Their Classics

  1. Index of Christian classics by author
  2. Ancient period (2nd to 6th C.)
    1. Gregory of Nyssa (ca. 335-395) – Intro | Works
    2. Augustine (d. 430) – Confessions
    3. Benedict of Nursia (480-550) – Intro. | The Holy Rule
  3. Medieval period (7th to 15th C.)
    1. Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) – Intro | On Loving God
    2. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226) – Intro. | Index to his writings
    3. Richard Rolle (ca. 1290-1349) – Intro. | The Fire of Love and the Mending of Life
    4. Julian of Norwich (1342-ca. 1416)
    5. Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) – Intro. | Dialogue of the Seraphic Virgin
    6. Thomas à Kempis (ca. 1379-1471) – Intro. | Imitation of Christ
    7. Theologica Germanica (mid-1300s)
    8. Catherine of Genoa (1447-1510)  [TOP]
  4. Modern period (16th C. to Present)
    1. Alrecht Durer (1471-1528) – The Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
    2. Theresa of Avila (1515-1582) – Intro. | A Life of Prayer: Faith and Passion for God Alone | Interior Castle | Way of Perfection | online version
    3. John of the Cross (Juan de Yepes y Alvarez)
      (1542-1591) – Intro. | Works | Collected Works | Dark Night of the Soul
    4. Ignatius of Loyola (1491-1556) | Intro. | Spiritual Exercises | online version
    5. Lancelot Andrews (1565-1626) – Intro. | Private Devotions | online version
    6. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) – Introduction to a Devout Life | online version |  Finding God’s Will for You
    7. Brother Lawrence (Nicholas Herman) (ca. 1605-1691) – Intro. | The Practice of the Presence of God online version
    8. Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667) – The Rule and Exercises of Holy Living | online version – The Rule and Exercises of Holy Dying online version | Holy Living and Dying (combined volumes)
    9. Isaac Penington (1616-1679) – Intro. | The Scattered Sheep Sought After | Other writings
    10. George Fox (1624-1691) – Intro. | Journal (Autobiography) | online version  [TOP]
    11. John Bunyan (1628-1688) – Intro. | The Pilgrim’s Progress – online version | The Pilgrim’s Progress in Today’s English | Christiana: Pilgrim’s Progress, part 2 (audio cassette)  | The Holy War in Modern English | Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners | Journey to Hell | Index to Bunyan’s works
    12. Blaise Pascal (1623-1662) – Intro. | Pensées |  online version
    13. Madame Guyon (Jeanne Marie Bouvier de la Mothe)
      (1647-1717) – Autobiography | online version | Experiencing the Depths of Jesus Christ | Experiencing God through Prayer
    14. Francois Fenelon (1651-1715) – Spiritual Progress | The Royal Way of the Cross | Let Go | Christian Perfection
    15. Jean-Pierre de Caussade (1675-1751) – Intro. | Self Abandonment to Divine Providence | online version or The Sacrament of the Present Moment
    16. Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) – Intro. | Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader | online works | Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God | The Nature of True Virtue | The Freedom of the Will | Resolutions and Advice to Young
      Converts
        [TOP]
    17. John Woolman (1720-1772) – The Journal | online version
    18. Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892) – Intro. | Index to Spurgeon’s sermons | Treasury of David (on all 150
      Psalms) | online version | Morning and Evening | online version (daily dose) | Faith’s Checkbook | online version (daily dose) | Comfort and Assurance | Sermons on Old Testament Women | Sermons on Old Testament Men | Spurgeon’s Sermons on the Parables of Christ | Revival | Spurgeon’s Sermons on Proverbs
    19. Hannah Whitall Smith (1832-1911) – Intro. | The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life | online version | The God of All Comfort | online version | God’s Love for You  [TOP]
    20. Oswald Chambers (1874-1917) – My Utmost for His Highest | online version (daily dose) | Prayer: a Holy Occupation | Studies in the Sermon on the Mount: God’s Character and the Believer’s Conduct | If You Will Ask | Baffled to Fight Better: Job and the Problem of Suffering | Faith: a Holy Walk | Devotions for a Deeper Life | Shade of His Hand
    21. William Temple (1881-1944) – Intro. | Hope of a New World | Religious Experience
    22. Charles Sheldon (1857-1946) – In His Steps | e-book edition | online version | Jesus Is Here (sequel to In His Steps)
    23. Evelyn Underhill (1875-1941) – Intro. | The Spiritual Life | Concerning the Inner Life | The Fruits of the Spirit | Abba | Mysticism: A Study in the Nature and Development of Man’s Spiritual Consciousness | Worship | Works  [TOP]
    24. Thomas R. Kelly (1893-1941) – A Testament of Devotion | online excerpt | The Eternal Promise: A Sequel to A Testament of Devotion
    25. Watchman Nee (1903-1972) – Intro. | The Normal Christian Life | online version | Prayer Ministry of the Church | Sit, Walk, Stand | The Overcoming Life | The Spiritual Man | Other writings
    26. George A. Buttrick (1892-1980) – Prayer | So We Believe So We Pray | Giving God Thanks
    27. Douglas V. Steere (1901-1995) – Intro. | Gleaning: A Random Harvest | Prayer in a Contemporary World | The Prayer of Adoration  [TOP]
    28. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) | Intro. | Alternate view | Act & Being | Letters and Papers from Prison | Life Together | Christ the Center | The Cost of Discipleship | Ethics | Bibliography
    29. Elizabeth O’Connor (1921-1998) – Intro. | Journey Inward, Journey Outward | Search for Silence | Eighth Day of Creation: Discovering Your Gifts and Using Them | Our Many Selves | Call to Commitment | Writings
    30. Henri J. M. Nouwen (1932-1996) – Intro. | Writings  [TOP]