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The Homemaker's Helper

A Christian Homemaker's Priorities

  1. God - Pray. Read from the Bible daily. Live your life for Christ, and joy in the Lord always.

  2. Husband - Be kind to him, appreciate him, and never nag, or try to change him. Read and live the book Fascinating Womanhood.

  3. Children - Praise them for good deeds daily. Be consistent when discipline is needed. Provide steady structure, and a steady diet of love. Have a good attitude - little eyes are watching and learning

  4. Homemaking

A) Your appearance - make sure you look nice. Wear a pretty and modest dress, and head covering. Look your best every day, regardless if you plan to go somewhere or not. Make sure you are healthy - take care of your teeth, hair, skin, and figure.

B) Regular meals for you and your family - three healthy, square meals a day

C) A tidy house - even if you are behind on housework, you can still take five minutes to tidy up each room, which will make your home look clean and inviting.

D) Education and self improvement - homeschool/home educate your children, and don't forget to continue enriching yourself via reading good books. There are many books recommended on this website, and some of them are free. Take advantage of these.

Basic Daily Cleaning Routine

  • Tidy the house every morning, afternoon, and evening

  • Dust main living areas

  • Vacuum main living areas

  • Keep things picked up and put away

Saturday, January 19, 2013


How to Find a Good Study Bible

In the past, I've written several articles on Bible reviews. I wrote long articles with complex critiques, short articles in a long series, and some top Bible overviews. While this was fun, the problem was that I could never review all the Bibles I wanted to.

Further, new study Bibles are coming out still, and then I'd wonder if I should check out those Bibles at the store, and add a review of them. This morning as I was reading from my favorite Bible, I realized that to fulfill my desire to help those find a good study Bible, instead of my reviewing separate Bibles, I should just share some of my main guidelines in what I look for in a good study Bible. Then if some dear reader here is looking for a good Bible, and is looking for some guideline suggestions, perhaps some of my guidelines will spur them on to find a Bible that works for them.

Certainly, the guidelines I am going to convey here are my guidelines, meaning that these are what's important to me in a good study Bible. While I am in the Body of Christ, and some things are equally important to all brothers and sisters in Christ, there are other guidelines that will only be more important to some of us, and there will undoubtedly be some guidelines I will fail to mention which are huge to certain other members of the Body. This is the beauty of writing these articles online in a blog format. I can share my own experiences and thoughts, without having to worry about trying to include everyone else’s, which is an impossible endeavor, anyhow.

Translation

In my opinion, (which is not a blind one, but built up from years of research) the King James Bible is THE Bible in the English-speaking world. All other translations are just versions of the truth. When someone tells you their version of the truth, it may vary from another's version of the truth. Jesus Christ is the Truth - THE truth, and not just a version of it. I believe the King James Bible is not a version, but THE Bible for the English-speaking world. To see a sampling of why I believe this (and not blindly so), please read my article - King James Only.

Don't fall for counterfeits. The "New King James Version" is NOT a King James Bible. Don't let the misleading name fool you. The NKJV is not translated solely from the same manuscripts the KJB was, nor was it translated via the same system. It's a version of the Bible that, in large portions, was translated from different manuscripts than the KJB, and was not translated as a complete equivalent, as the KJB was, but as a litereray equivalent, which is basically a fancy term for partially paraphrased. The only similarity it has to the KJB, is that it has "King James" in its name. That is all.

Even in the arena of King James Bibles themselves, there are some differences. These differences are mostly in spelling. While this bothers some people, others don't care. I keep it simple. I have a few guidelines I look for in a King James Bible to see if it is a trustworthy King James Bible or not.

What to Look for:

1) Look at the very first verse in the Bible - Genesis 1:1. It should say:

"In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth."

A corrupted King James Bible will say:

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."

Did you catch the subtle difference? It should say "heaven," but corrupted KJBs say "heavens." At first glance, you may determine that the addition of a simple letter 's' makes no difference. A study of this on a deeper level, however, will show you that that little letter 's' creates a contradiction in the Word of God. I wrote a short article about this - In the Beginning.

2) Next, observe how the word Saviour is spelled in the Bible you are reviewing. This is a personal preference of mine, and may not be as important to you. If it is spelled "Savior," when referring to Christ, then I personally chalk that up to a corrupted KJB. When referring to Jesus, it should be spelled "Saviour." Saviour is seven letters, and seven is the number of God. Savior refers to a man saving someone, and is six letters. Six is the number of man.

In the older dictionaries, it used to have the definition of one who saves another as 'savior,' and then Jesus Christ saving man under 'Saviour.' I don't know of any modern dictionaries that do this anymore. That's a shame.

These are the main things I look for in the KJB translation itself. If the two above are good, then likely the rest is fine, in my opinion. However, if you would like to dig deeper, you can learn of more changes you can look for from this website.

Lucifer is Satan

I like to slowly peruse through a study Bible, while I make my personal evaluation. One of the first things I observe, is if there are notes on Isaiah 14:12. If there are no notes in the note section of the study Bible, is there a short note hidden in the center column, or side column(s), or in small print at the end of the chapter? Be sure to check those places, as well. If there are no notes at all on the verse, then see if there are reference Scriptures. If so, look them up, and make sure they are correct.

There is a disgusting movement going on, in a masked attempt at corrupting the Word of God, via subtle study notes aimed at infiltrating the Christian’s mind, and changing their interpretation of the Bible. One of these subtle satanic tricks is to get Christians to think that Lucifer is not Satan. Sick, isn't it? This is why this is one of the first things I check in a King James Study Bible.

Many corrupted Bible translations, in their "version of the truth," remove the word Lucifer in this verse, and replace it with "Day Star," even though that is not what the original manuscripts say! Day Star is a title the Bible gives for Jesus, so many Christians who have read the KJB Isaiah 14:12, and then a new age Bible version of the same verse, have walked away scratching their heads, thinking that Lucifer isn't a name for Satan, but a name for Jesus Christ. Do you think this is far fetched? So did I, until I met a very nice Christian man who always had his NIV Bible with him, and read from it throughout the day. He was fully convinced that Lucifer was Jesus Christ, because that's how it read in his (corrupted!) Bible.

The uncorrupted King James Bible, for Isaiah 14:12 says:

"How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!"

If the Bible you are evaluating has no notes or references for this verse, then look up the word "Lucifer" in the back dictionary and/or concordance - look it up in the back matter in the study Bible, basically.

For example, the Thompson Chain Reference Bible appears to not have anything questionable about Lucifer for this verse, but if you look in the back, and look up Lucifer, you find the following:

"Lucifer N. Hebrew Helel, shining or bright one, the king of Babylon. Is. 14:12. Erroneously thought to refer to Satan." -This definition is found on page 1807 in my Handy Size Thompson Chain Reference Bible.

WHAT?! Reading the King James Bible through, without man's words, show us clearly that Lucifer is Satan. By corrupted new Bible versions changing the very text, and KJB study Bibles leaving the text alone, but putting in bad notes, stating that Lucifer isn't Satan, this is helping to pave the way for the acceptance of Antichrist. This is one of the many tools.

Another tool used to help usher in Antichrist is the deceptive teaching of the pre-trib rapture. The Bible plainly tells us that pre-trib rapture is a deception. Want to know more? See my article - Pre-Trib Rapture Deception.

If one believes these certain notes in many of today's study Bibles, then they will fall for parts of the Luciferian Movement, and more. They will believe that Lucifer is not Satan, and may even believe Lucifer is the true Christ. Further, they will not believe Antichrist is the Antichrist, because they will think that they will be raptured away before that happens, and since they weren't raptured away yet, they'll conclude that Antichrist must not be Antichrist.

Dangerous waters, those.

If notes in the columns, the bottom of the page, the end of the chapter, or in the back of the study Bible you are looking at, says that Lucifer is not Satan, then put that study Bible down, and move on. That is a study Bible with an agenda, and that agenda is not of God, I can assure you.

If the study Bible truly says nothing in either way, then that is fine. Move on to look at the next things suggested later in this article, to help you arrive at a conclusion about it. Meanwhile, if the Bible stands by the truth that Lucifer is indeed Satan, then count that as a good point for that Bible, and see how it measures up on the following...

Head Covering

Some study Bibles are fairly close, or are accurate about the Christian woman's head covering in their notes. Many study Bibles, including the old Scofield, don't touch the head covering issue, and are silent on it. The Scripture I am referring to here, is 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. If the study Bible is silent about the head covering, then count that as okay, and move on to check the other suggestions in this article.

If it does have notes that support, or partially support the head covering, like the Dake, Ryrie, and Common Man's Reference Bible, then that is great. If, however, it has notes that basically say something like 'that was for then, in that church, and is not for today,' then that study Bible is feeding you a load of bologna. It is a logical fallacy. If this is the case, you'll likely see that the illogical study Bible will say that the first half of 1 Cor. 11 isn't "for today," but that the second half of the chapter is "for today." You see, the head covering Scripture is the first half of chapter 11, and in the same chapter, after the head covering information, it describes communion, or the Lord's Supper. Chapter 10 is 'for today,', chapter twelve is 'for today,' (but some study Bibles disagree on this one), but suddenly the first half of chapter 11 isn't? There is nothing in the chapter or surrounding Scriptures to convey such an absurd idea. Study Bibles that teach that the head covering was just for Corinth, or is not for today, are dangerous study Bibles. They are guilty of taking from, and adding to the Word of God, because they are picking and choosing which Scriptures are relevant "for today," and which are not. Stay away from these types of study Bibles.

It is NOT okay to pick and choose what is for today, and what isn't. The Scriptures themselves tell us what is for today, and what isn't. For example, the Scriptures clearly teach us what parts of the Torah is 'for today,' and what parts are "abolished," and what parts are "fulfilled." For more information on this, please see my article series - Torah vs. Grace.

The Scriptures nowhere indicate that the first half of 1 Corinthians 11 "isn't for today." In fact, they seem to clearly convey that the head covering teaching in 1 Cor. 11 IS for today, and should be followed. For more information on this, see my article - Should Christian Women Cover Their Heads?

1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 1 Timothy 2:9-14

A good King James Study Bible will agree with the Scriptures, and not try to explain away what the two above Scriptures clearly say. Feminist-leaning corrupted study Bibles will have notes similar to what some of them say about the first half of 1 Corinthians 11. They will say that that was for the church then, and the culture then, but not today. These same study notes will often go on to say that women could pray and prophesy in church, and they would point to 1 Corinthians 11. This is the most ludicrous of all, because these same Bibles are the ones that usually have the note in 1 Corinthians 11 that says that that part of the chapter isn't for today! Which is it? Is 1 Cor. 11:2-16 for today, or isn't it? Many of these Bibles will say it's not for today, but then they quote it for today, when trying to discredit the clear instructions given in 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 and 1 Timothy 2:9-14.

Study Bibles that do part or all of the above are fully discounted and pushed to the side, in my book.

If you wish to study more on women being silent in the church, women praying and prophesying, and the head covering, see my articles - Should Christian Women Cover Their Heads?, Biblical Femininity, and Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Mark 16:9-20 and 1 John 5:7

Many study Bibles, even though they use the King James Bible text, include notes for other Bible versions, which were translated from different, and inferior manuscripts to those of the King James Bible. This is deceptive. Some of these deceptive study Bibles will have a note about Mark 16:9-20 and 1 John 5:7, and say that they don't belong in the Bible, or that certain manuscripts don't include those Scriptures. Even the Old Scofield does this. Take a look at notes o and q in the center column of the page that includes 1 John 5:7.

Good study Bibles will not question either of these, or any other Scriptures in the King James Bible. GREAT study Bibles will stand up for, and support these and other Scriptures. Some study Bibles that stand up for one or both of these, and more, are The Pilgrim Study Bible, Dake's Annotated Reference Bible, The Ruckman Reference Bible, and The Common Man's Reference Bible.

If a study Bible questions what should and should not be in the Bible, then that study Bible is working for the Enemy, to plant seeds of doubt about the inerrant Word of God.

1 Corinthians 13:8-13

Some study Bible notes create what looks to be contradictions to other Scriptures in the Bible, because they teach that 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 teaches that the gifts of the Holy Spirit ceased with the completion of the cannon of the Bible. Below is a note from such a study Bible:

"Paul's use of spake, understood, and thought seems to correspond respectively to "tongues," "prophecy," and "kowledge." The point of this passage is to explain that partial revelation via tongues, and so forth, will cease when the full revelation of God in Scripture is completed. This occurred by the end of the apostolic age when the New Testament was completed."

The above is a note on part of 1 Cor. 13 from the Nelson King James Study Bible.

Study Bibles that teach the above are teaching something that does not mesh with other Scriptures, and creates contradictions. For more about this, see my articles - 1 Corinthians 13 Controversy, and Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Other Things to Look for in a Good Study Bible

I think a good study Bible should have most, if not all tools one needs for a good Bible study right there, in the same volume. I think it's also important to have a wonderful concordance. In fact, if at all possible, get one with a cyclopedic concordance. Make sure it's a cyclopedic concordance, and not index, which is different. A cycolpedic index is okay, I guess, but the concordance is the great tool to have.

Maps and charts are okay, too. Just remember that they are made by man, and are probably errant in parts. For example, the Dake Bible shows 9 dispensations, and I disagree with that. However, this is not a big issue with me, so I don't mind.

Every Bible I've ever seen, except for the Common Man's Reference Bible, has the wrong location of Mt. Sinai on their maps. Exodus and Galatians make it clear where the correct location is, so I just correct it on the map. Because of this, all maps I've seen, except for the Common Man's, has the red sea crossing route of the Exodus wrong. In fact, many Bible maps don't even show the crossing. They show the Israelites going AROUND the red sea! I don't know about you, but that one really irks me. I correct those maps, as well.

When you find a good study Bible, get it in the highest and best quality you can, and expect to use it a lot. Get it in the best genuine leather you can, with the best binding available. My favorite study Bible is in black, genuine leather. It is not leather lined, but other than that, it is really good quality, and I am pleased with it.

Minor Things

No study Bible is or can be perfect. There will be some wrong notes. The important thing, is to determine which notes you insist on being correct, and which ones don't bother you. For example - the Gap Theory. I am not an adherent to that theory, but I am open to it, and haven't completely discounted it. My main study Bible strongly teaches the Gap Theory, but that just doesn't bother me.

Also, the pre-trib rapture. The only study Bible I have so far seen, which doesn't teach the pre-trib rapture deception, is the Matthew Henry Study Bible. I love that Bible, except that it has some scary things in Revelation, such as calling the man on the white horse in the first seal Christ, which I think is incorrect.

Which Study Bible I Suggest

Through the years, I've vacillated on which study Bible to suggest. There are especially four that are very good, for the most part. They are The Common Man's Reference Bible, The Ruckman Reference Bible, The Matthew Henry Study Bible, and The Dake Annotated Reference Bible. I've recommended each of these Bibles at one time or another.

However, out of this group of Bibles, there is one I am always returning to, and use the most. That is the one I think I should recommend, and that would be The Dake Annotated Reference Bible. Thankfully, this study Bible is only available in the King James, and it is well-done. There is the standard, the compact, and the large print. If you don't mind a smaller type-face, then I suggest you get the standard. The standard includes maps in the back, and the text is self-pronouncing. These two features are missing from the compact and large print editions. Further, the layout of the standard is far superior.

You have now seen my main criteria when I am looking for a good study Bible. If you want me to just suggest one to you, I suggest the Dake.


Build Your Foundation on the Rock of Salvation

"He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that without a foundation built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great." -Luke 6:48-49

"The LORD liveth; and blessed be my rock; and exalted be the God of the rock of my salvation." -2 Samuel 22:47

"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." -John 8:32

"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." -John 14:6

The terms "Christian" and "personal relationship with Jesus Christ" have been bantered around so much, that for many people, they have lost their original savor. What is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ? Is it going to church? Is it being a "good person?" Is it via doing certain rituals, or following certain traditions? No, it is so much simpler than that.

Jesus says:

"Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me." -Revelation 3:20

Let Jesus into your heart and life. Put your faith and trust in Him, and in Him alone.

Why did Jesus Christ come to this earth? He came to pay for our sins. Have you ever broken any of the Ten Commandments? Did you know that Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount that just looking at someone with lust in your heart is the same thing as committing adultery in your heart?

Many people will say I'm a good person. Sure, I've stolen a few paper clips in my time, and I've told some lies, but I've never killed anyone, so I'm good enough for heaven. Don't be so sure. Have you ever felt hatred toward someone? If so, then you are guilty of committing murder in your heart:

"Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him." -1 John 3:15

If you have stolen, lied, lusted after someone, hated someone, loved someone or something more than God, etc., then you have broken at least 5 of the Ten Commandments. Do you really think you'd make it to heaven? Not according to God's Word:

"Know ye not that the unrighteous {sinful} shall not inherit the kingdom of God {or go to heaven when they die}? Be not deceived: neither fornicators {sex outside of marriage, or pre-marital sex}, nor idolaters {loving something or someone more than you love God}, nor adulterers {physically, or in the heart}, nor effeminate {cross dressing}, nor abusers of themselves with mankind {homosexuality}, Nor thieves {even stealing a pen or paper clip makes you a thief}, nor covetous {inordinately desiring wealth or things}, nor drunkards, nor revilers {one who assails with abusive language}, nor extortioners {blackmail, or wresting anything from anyone via force}, shall inherit the kingdom of God." -1 Corinthians 6:9-10 {words in curly brackets are my notes}

But there is good news:

"And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God." -1 Corinthians 6:11

We are all sinners:

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" -Romans 3:23

Even Mary, the woman chosen by God to be a vessel that would carry Jesus in her womb, was a sinner, and in need of a Saviour:

"And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour." - Mary said this in Luke 1:47. Only sinners need a Saviour, and Mary also accepted Jesus Christ as her Saviour.

We are all imperfect, fallible sinners:

"This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us." -1 John 1:5-8

The blood of Jesus Christ is what cleanses us from all sins. Jesus came to this earth to die to pay for our sins. You see, Leviticus tells us that 'the life is in the blood,' and that it takes spilt blood to atone for sin.

When we choose to truly believe in Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, and to live our lives for Christ, then Christ's spilt blood cleanses us from our sins:

"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool." -Isaiah 1:18

Jesus tells us this:

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God." - Jesus said this, in John 3:16-18

Paul gives us a simple "step by step process" on how to be saved:

"That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed." -Romans 10:9-11

Jesus is our one and only mediator:

"For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;" -1 Timothy 2:5

Jesus is our High Priest:

"Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession. For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin." -Hebrews 4:14-15

We are to follow the Lord and the Bible, not traditions of man:

"But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?" -Matthew 15:3

Jesus is God:

"And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory." -1 Timothy 3:16

If Jesus isn't the Lord of your life, then I hope that you will let Him into your heart and life this very moment.

"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us." -Romans 5:8

Have you built your foundation on the Rock of Salvation?

Jesus is the way. If you would like to receive Jesus into your heart and life, then let Him know. Pray to the Lord, telling Him that you accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour, and that you believe that Jesus died on the cross to pay the death penalty for your sins. Tell this to God in your own words, from your heart.

"For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." -Romans 6:23

Believe, and Receive:

"In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise" -Ephesians 1:13

When you believe on Jesus Christ, you receive the Holy Spirit. You are sealed as a child of God.

If you have accepted Jesus Christ into your heart and life as your Lord and Saviour, and you believe that Jesus died on the cross in your place, to pay the death penalty for your sins, and that Christ rose from the dead three days later, and you are ready to let Him lead your life, and you will live for Him, then you are saved, and born again.

You are now a saved Child of God, with the Holy Spirit living within you. Dedicate your life to the Lord, and live for Him. Please get a King James Bible and turn to the Gospel of John. That is the fourth book in the New Testament. If you don't have a King James Bible, then you can read it for free, online - here.

After you've read the Gospel of John, go on to read Acts, and then Romans. These three books will bring you through the Gospel, the early church, and basic Christian doctrine. After you've read these three, then turn to the beginning of the New Testament, and read it all the way through. After that, read both the Old and New Testaments.

You should also follow the Lord and get baptized in water. A Believer's Baptism doesn't save you. Only faith in Christ saves you. A Believer's Baptism is an outward showing of your salvation. It symbolizes you being born again. When you are lowered under the water, it shows you dying to your old self, and when you are raised up out of the water, it symbolizes you being born again, as a new creature in Christ. This is called a Believer's Baptism, because, according to the Bible, a person is supposed to get baptized after they have believed on Christ. Anyone who was "baptized" before having faith in Christ just got wet - nothing more. You don't need to find a church to get baptized in. Any born again Christian can baptize you in any acceptable body of water - even a public swimming pool.

Find or start a good home church. Here is more information on Home Church, and why you should home church, or find one to join - HouseChurch.org. If you can't find or start a home church in your area, then look for a Family Integrated Church, an Independent Baptist church, or look in your phonebook for a nearby Baptist church.

Immerse yourself in the Bible. The Bible is God's love letter to you. It is also your Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.

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2017 Reading List

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The 12th Planet

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Schrodingers Kittens and the Search for Reality

The Scorch Trials

Higgs

The Death Cure

Fields of Color

The Kill Order

The Fountains of Paradise

The Science of Interstellar

The Martian Chronicles

Emma
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Nephilim Hybrids

The Light of Other Days

The 12th Planet
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The Professor

Hidden in Plain Sight 3

The Sweeper

Cleaning Hacks

Home Vegetable Gardening

Finding Peace in Life's Storms

Beautiful Girlhood

Female Piety

Giants on the Earth

The Revelation Explained

Enquire Within Upon Everything

Frankenstein

Tales From Shakespeare

When Angels Fell

The Old Man and the Sea

Love One Another, Vol. 6

The Einstein Theory of Relativity

Following the Equator

Why Does he do That?

The Witness of the Stars

The Log Cabin Lady

For the Comfort of the Family

Charlotte Bronte and her Circle

The Five Giants

Household Organization

Basic Electronics

The New Life in Christ Jesus

The Mysteries of Udolpho

Homespun Bride

Tales of Giants from Brazil

A Little Bit of Everything for Dummies

Dutch Oven Cookbook

Tillie, a Mennonite Maid; a Story of the Pennsylvania Dutch

The Art of Soul-Winning

The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow

The white slave: or, Memoirs of a fugitive. A story of slave life in Virginia

The Giants from Outer Space

Be Their Example

Gardening Box Set #8

Essential Oils: Natural Remedies for Your Family

The Giant's Robe

Stockpile and Barter Handbook

The Art of War

The Giant of the North Pokings Around the Pole

Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century

The Secret of the Island

Buried Alive

Sweet Baklava

What the Bible is all About

History of Salem Witchcraft

Anthem

Cleopatra

Rapture and Resurrection

The Beautiful and Damned

Experiments With Alternate Currents Of High Potential And High Frequency

Betty's Bright Idea

Hide in Plain Sight

Ten Acres Enough

The Symbolism of Freemasonry

The Cabin on the Prairie

Highland Blessings

By What Authority?

They Almost Always Come Home

The Chimes

Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth

The Cricket on the Hearth

What do the Prophets Say?

Homestead on the Hillside

The Conflict of the Ages

Daughter of Joy

Who is the Messiah Proved From the Ancient Scriptures

Holy in Christ: Thoughts on the Calling of God's Children to be Holy as He is Holy

Dred: A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp

C. H. Spurgeon's Autobiography

The Happy Family

Number in Scripture

The Island of Doctor Moreau

Studies in the Life of the Christian

The Light Shines in Darkness

The Scarlet Letter

Madame Bovary

Martin Chuzzlewit

Dr. Kildare, Assigned to Trouble

Middlemarch

The Home-Keeping Book

My Wife and I

The Good Earth

The Mysterious Island

The Heavenly Footman

The Mystery of Edwin Drood

Donna Parker: A Spring To Remember

Nicholas Nickleby

Bleak House

The Old Curiosity Shop

Our Mutual Friend

The Master's Indwelling

Pink and White Tyranny

Crime and Punishment

The Secret

Practical Homemaking

The Secret Garden

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Anna Karenina

Sisters

Practical Suggestions for Mother and Housewife

Somewhere to Belong

Twelve Stories and a Dream

Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America

The Uncommercial Traveller

Master Zacharius

The World Set Free

The Hiding Place

A Drama in the Air

To Kill a Mocking Bird