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Find nourishment for your mind and food for your soul as you explore the details of the Bible with the Works of R.A. Torrey (26 vols.). Torrey is one the great evangelists of our time, with an eye for exegesis and the practical wisdom of a seasoned servant.

This collection includes more than 6,000 pages of inductive study, systematic teaching, and practical preaching. Study key Bible passages by topic in the New Topical Text Book, and work through some of the most contested portions of Scripture in Difficulties in the Bible. In the four-volume Fundamentals, Torrey compiles definitive writings from his fellow defenders of the faith: B.B. Warfield, C.I. Scofield, G. Campbell Morgan, Bishop Ryle, H.C.G. Moule, James Orr, and more. In Anecdotes and Illustrations, he provides inspirational stories perfect for sharing in small-group discussions or sermons.

Torrey’s legacy is well-represented in these volumes. Eric M. Pazdziora, editor of the R.A. Torrey Archive, notes of Torrey:

“As an evangelist, he was in the same league as D.L. Moody and Billy Graham. As an apologist, his work compares to the best of Josh McDowell or C.S. Lewis. As a preacher, he held massive crowds captive with his sensible appeals to Scripture. As an author, his writings are regarded as classics in diverse fields including theology, apologetics, Bible exposition, and practical Christian living. . . . R.A. Torrey [is] the most undeservedly neglected Christian author of the past 150 years.”

In the Logos editions, these valuable volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English translations, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Collects numerous writings and teachings of R.A. Torrey
  • Provides a wealth of scriptural insights

Individual Titles

The Fundamentals (4 vols.)

  • Publisher: Logos Bible Software
  • Publication Date: 1917, 2005
  • Pages: 1,480

This classic four-volume set, edited by R.A. Torrey, is a defense of historic Christianity that helped define conservative Protestant Christianity throughout the last century. Ninety articles by leading Christian scholars outline classic doctrines contra the rising liberalism and skepticism of their day. Authors include: B.B. Warfield, C.I. Scofield, G. Campbell Morgan, Bishop Ryle, H.C.G. Moule, James Orr, and others.

This series of essays was originally published and distributed to thousands of Christian workers free of charge through the generosity of two donors. Essays address important topics such as biblical inspiration and inerrancy, higher criticism, Mosaic authorship of the Pentateuch, the virgin birth and deity of Christ, Mormonism, evolutionism, and basic doctrines such as sin, atonement, justification, and grace. These topics and doctrines are just as important today as they were in 1915!

New Topical Textbook

  • Publisher: Logos Research Systems
  • Publication Date: 1897, 1995
  • Pages: 318

Written in the tradition of Nave’s Topical Bible, the New Topical Textbook is a practical tool for approaching the Bible text by topic. The most useful aspect of this work is that it is surprisingly different from Nave’s in its selection of topics.

Difficulties in the Bible: Alleged Errors and Contradictions

  • Publisher: Woodlawn
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Pages: 127

This book is R.A. Torrey’s classic look at some of the best known Bible difficulties. Torrey does not attempt to take up in detail every conceivable difficulty that could be found in the Bible. It would take many volumes to do that. Rather, he simply takes up those objections, two dozen in all, of which the modern unbeliever makes the most, and which are most puzzling to many Christians. These explanations have been of help to many over a period of several decades.

Power and Peace in Prayer

  • Publisher: Good News
  • Publication Date: 1976
  • Pages: 63

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Condensed from R.A. Torrey’s How to Pray, this title is designed as a more accessible version that can be read in one sitting. Torrey’s classic text is a spiritual gem that has remained popular for over 100 years, celebrating the power of prayer. Beginning with the importance of prayer, Torrey’s practical guidebook covers the how, when, and most importantly, the why of praying. This version is an excellent devotional resource for any Christian library.

Divine Healing

  • Publisher: Moody Press
  • Pages: 32

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In this volume, Torrey discusses his belief in and experience with the concept of divine healing: its scriptural basis, the manner in which people should pray for it, the use of medicine, and how we should view its occurrence or non-occurrence. Torrey bases his discussion on three biblical passages involving healing: James 5: 14–15, Matthew 8: 16–17, and 2 Kings 13: 14.

The Gospel for Today: New Evangelistic Sermons for a New Day

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1922
  • Pages: 216

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The Christian Endeavor World said of Torrey’s sermons: “They are full of power. They have Moody’s earnestness and pith. They are sound to the core. They will make revivals even in their printed form.” This volume contains some of Torrey’s most popular sermons that he preached worldwide.

The Importance and Value of Proper Bible Study: How Properly to Study and Interpret the Bible

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 113

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In the introduction, Torrey lays plainly the goals of this practical handbook: “The present book is intended, first of all, to impress men with the Importance and Value of Bible Study; secondly, to show busy men and women how to get the most out of their Bible Study; thirdly, to set forth the fundamental principles of correct Biblical Interpretation.” Just over 100 pages, this is a great resource for those new to studying the Bible, or for those that are looking for practical tips to effectively incorporate better Bible study in their hectic lives.

The Fundamental Doctrines of the Christian Faith

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 328

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These sermons cover all the major tenets of Christianity, starting with the defense of the divine inspiration of the Bible. Like his contemporary Dwight L. Moody, Torrey’s sermons were renowned for their passion and scriptural insight.

The Voice of God in the Present Hour

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1917
  • Pages: 255

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This volume contains a collection of R.A. Torrey’s sermons, preached between autumn of 1916 and spring of 1917 at The Church of the Open Door in Los Angeles, California, amidst the trials and anxieties of the First World War. With titles including “God’s Guidance and How to Get It,” “Why I Believe That Jesus Christ Is God in Human Form,” and “The Secret of Abiding Peace, Abounding Joy, and Abundant Victory in War Times and at All Times,” there are kernels of wisdom that still resonate strongly with readers. These sermons are brimming with passion and remain a treasury of spiritual insights and biblical exegesis.

The Return of the Lord Jesus

  • Publisher: Woodlawn
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Pages: 148

The return of our Lord Jesus has been the great hope of all true believers since his ascension as recorded in the book of Acts, and Christians of every age have lived with a sense of expectancy, knowing that Christ could come at any moment. That sense of expectancy is growing in our day, undoubtedly with good reason, as so many biblical signs of the end of the age seem to be evident in our world. This reprint of Torrey’s original work is here offered both as a glimpse into the view of an earlier Bible scholar on the return of Christ, and as a still helpful overview of the biblical teaching on this important subject.

The Person & Work of the Holy Spirit: As Revealed in the Scriptures and in Personal Experience

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 262

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“Before one can correctly understand the work of the Holy Spirit, he must first of all know the Spirit Himself.” The first line of The Person and Work of the Holy Spirit, R.A. Torrey provides a powerful explanation of the Holy Spirit, and why the Holy Spirit “is a divine person, worthy to receive our adoration, our faith, our love, and our entire surrender to Himself.”

Studies in the Life and Teachings of Our Lord

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1909
  • Pages: 347

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It’s suprising that this book has not been kept in print. What a fantastic resource for teaching or leading a Bible study! It’s like having a Bible tutor at your side, asking probing questions of the Bible text and letting you provide the answers. This book shows how much Torrey was a master of the inductive method of Bible study—his questions could be used to write your own Bible study guide!

Here’s how Torrey explains what this book is, “A consecutive, systematic course of studies in our Lord’s life and teachings, divided into 140 lessons, each complete in itself, and adapted either for individual or class use.” He continues, “The method is workable, and is calculated to develop the student’s own gifts, and that in direct work upon the Bible text itself. It is not too laborious in quantity or manner for the every-day Christian . . . Dr. Torrey asks the questions, the student—each for himself or herself—answers the questions from the open Bible. Dr. Torrey gives a classification of the teachings, but each student should carry the discovery and classification further for himself.”

Anecdotes and Illustrations

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 185

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In brief, 1–2 page parables and stories drawn from Torrey’s many years as a preacher, Anecdotes and Illustrations is bursting with joy for the Holy Spirit. Illustrating how God intervenes in our lives when we least expect it, Torrey’s inspirational anecdotes show us the power of God’s love and the impact it can have on those wandering blindly through life.

How to Succeed in the Christian Life

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1906
  • Pages: 121

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Written for those that are new to Christ, this practical guidebook on how to live a rewarding and successful Christian life is also practical for those who have long been Christian, but do not feel they have achieved the Christian life they desire.

Real Salvation and Whole-Hearted Service

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1905
  • Pages: 267

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Beginning with questions found in the book of Genesis, Torrey’s passionate sermons move to explore various themes and doctrines in the Bible, methods of spreading the good news of Christ, and the dangers of rejecting Christ.

Talks to Men about the Bible and the Christ of the Bible

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1904
  • Pages: 138

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Built on sermons that Torrey gave during his many years of preaching, Talks to Men about the Bible and the Christ of the Bible aims to explain the important doctrines of Christianity to those who haven’t been exposed to the Bible and the teachings of Christ.

Revival Addresses

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1903
  • Pages: 271

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Torrey delivered these 17 powerful and inspirational sermons over a number of years while preaching in Japan, China, Australia, Tasmania, New Zealand, India, England, and Scotland.

Sermons included:

  • God
  • God Is Love
  • Found Wanting
  • The Judgment Day
  • Every Man’s Need of a Refuge
  • The Drama of Life in Three Acts
  • A Question that should Startle Every Man Who Is Not a Christian
  • A Solemn Question
  • Refuges of Lies
  • The Way of Salvation
  • What It Costs Not to Be a Christian
  • The Most Important Question that Any Man Ever Asked or Answered
  • One of the Saddest Utterances that Ever Fell from the Lips of the Son of God
  • What Are You Waiting For?
  • Excuses
  • Heroes and Cowards
  • Three Fires

How to Work for Christ: A Compendium of Effective Methods

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 518

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Perfect for pastors and leaders in the church, this practical handbook on how to serve the Lord and how to share the Lord has been inspiring people for over 100 years.

Torrey divides this powerful resource into three sections:

  • Personal Work
  • Methods of Christian Work
  • Preaching and Teaching the Word of God

How to Promote & Conduct a Successful Revival

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1901
  • Pages: 348

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In this text, Torrey collects experiences of “men whom God has used in winning souls to Christ and building up believers” in order to provide a resource for the “thousands of ministers and other Christian workers . . . longing for a true revival of God’s work, but with no experimental or even theoretical knowledge of how to go to work to promote such a revival.” This text also includes the chapters “The Holy Spirit in a Revival” and “The Place of Prayer in a Revival,” and a series of sermons condensed into outline form. Suggestive outlines come from eminent evangelists including Torrey, D.L. Moody, Charles G. Finney, Charles Spurgeon.

How to Pray

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1900
  • Pages: 100

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The power of prayer is celebrated in R.A. Torrey’s classic How to Pray, a spiritual gem that has remained popular for over 100 years. Beginning with the importance of prayer, Torrey’s practical guidebook covers the how, when, and most importantly, the why of praying. An excellent devotional resource for any Christian library.

What the Bible Teaches: A Thorough and Comprehensive Study of What the Bible Has to Say concerning the Great Doctrines of Which It Treats

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1898
  • Pages: 539

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What the Bible Teaches is a remarkably useful compendium of biblical teaching on 53 major doctrines of the Christian faith. As you can see in this screenshot, the author uses a highly accessible outline format based on specific Scripture passages followed by propositions. So, for example, Chapter 1 addresses “God as Spirit” and uses key Scripture passages to demonstrate the truth of five propositions:

  • God is spirit.
  • That which is spirit may manifest itself in visible form.
  • God has in times past manifested Himself in visible form.
  • &Etc.

This book would be very useful in a classroom or inductive Bible study setting, or to give structure to your devotional study. It’s a great way to get a handle on key biblical doctrines, using Scripture alone as a guide. As Torrey writes in the preface, “This work is simply an attempt at a careful, unbiased, systematic, thorough-going, inductive study and statement of Bible truth. . . . The material contained in the Bible is brought together, carefully scrutinized, and then what is seen to be contained in it stated in the most exact terms possible.”

The Baptism with the Holy Spirit

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1897
  • Pages: 77

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Based on sermons R.A. Torrey preached on the importance of Baptism, this succinct and powerful work on the doctrine of Baptism has stood the test of time.

Chapters include:

  • The Baptism with the Holy Spirit: What It Is and What It Does
  • The Necessity and the Possiblity of the Baptism with the Holy Spirit
  • How the Baptism with the Holy Spirit Can Be Obtained
  • Fresh Baptisms with the Holy Spirit, or the Refilling with the Holy Spirit
  • How Spiritual Power Is Lost

How to Study the Bible for the Greatest Profit

  • Publisher: Fleming H. Revell
  • Publication Date: 1896
  • Pages: 121

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It seems like an easy question to answer: “How should one go about studying the Bible?” Torrey offers a trove of insightful and practical advice for studying God’s word in easy and unadorned language. As he writes in the Introduction: “Nothing is more important for our own mental, moral, and spiritual development, or for our increase in usefulness, than Bible study.”

Product Details

  • Title: Works of R.A. Torrey Collection
  • Author: R.A. Torrey
  • Volumes: 26
  • Pages: 6,374

About R.A. Torrey

Reuben Archer Torrey (1856–1928) was an American evangelist, pastor, educator, and writer. Torrey studied at Yale University, Yale Divinity School, Leipzig University, Erlangen University and received a doctorate degree from Wheaton College.

Soon after becoming a congregational minister, Torrey joined Dwight L. Moody in his evangelistic work in Chicago. Torrey became the superintendent of the Bible Institute of the Chicago Evangelization Society (now Moody Bible Institute).

He later became pastor of the Chicago Avenue Church (now the Moody Church). Torrey later served as a chaplain with the YMCA and dean of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles (now Biola University).