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The Life and Works of Horatius Bonar (47 vols.)
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Known for his thoroughly biblical preaching, his voluminous writings, and his hymns—such as “I Heard the Voice of Jesus Say”—Horatius Bonar exerted a powerful influence in the Church in Scotland. The Life and Works of Horatius Bonar (47 Vols) brings together the finest works by the great 19th century Scottish Presbyterian minister and hymn-writer, Horatius Bonar. This remarkable collection includes a total of 47 volumes of material—over 30 major works and more than 400 hymns. In total, that’s more than 12,000 pages comprising the life and works of Horatius Bonar—a life that God used greatly in the preaching of the Gospel and the saving of souls.

The Life and Works of Horatius Bonar (47 vols.) contains:

  • Books (36 vols.): This section, totaling 36 volumes in all, represents the best of Bonar’s published works and spans much of his ministry with the first being published in 1839 and the last in 1884. Also included in this section is a biography.
  • Hymns and Poems (11 vols.): There are 11 published works in this section, including all three volumes of his important Hymns of Faith and Hope along with My Old Letters.

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  • Over 12,000 pages
  • Over 400 hymns
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Praise for Horatius Bonar

. . . when I think of Dr. Bonar . . . as a writer, it is like a pure, broad light shining from heaven, where all the promises of salvation to men on earth appear to pour down as the perfect divine revelation, with nothing of man’s embellishment . . . it is all the divine message from beginning to end. Study the poetry, study the prose, you will feel the heart of God beating through it all.

—Lord Polwarth

His fervent and faithful presentation of evangelical truth was eminently successful . . . A warm-hearted, kindly man, ready to help by word and deed, he found a congregation which appreciated his character, and received the truth gladly at his lips.

Fifty Portraits

There is a charm about Dr. Bonar’s writings that has procured for them a deservedly high place in the religious literature of the present day. The deep piety and thorough earnestness which make his public ministrations and pastoral visits so impressive, pervade all his publications. Dr. Bonar has cultivated the intellect as well as the heart. There is food for both the devotional and the intellectual.

Witness

His arguments deserve serious examination. . . . Dr. Bonar is well known as one of the ablest and deservedly most popular religious writers of the day. There is a directness, a manliness, a fervor, and depth about him, which distinguishes his works from the mass of those which are destined to live only for ‘a season or two.’ Few have been more successful than he in presenting heavenly truth in a form acceptable and accessible.

The Eclectic Review

Dr. Bonar is to be regarded as happy in having spoken more searchingly to the general religious feeling of his age than almost any other writer of hymns, and is to be reverence for the services to the Church’s praise, and the gifts to the solitary hours of faith, that it has privilege to bring to us.

Nonconformist

Of living names there are few more venerated than that of Dr. Horatius Bonar; and they who know him, and especially those who thoroughly sympathize with his theological views, will regard the work at the head of this notice as the contribution of his matured wisdom and piety to the cause of truth and human salvation.

The Preacher’s Lantern

Individual Titles

Kelso Tracts

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1839
  • Pages: 276

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Originally written for his congregation, these tracts gained enormous popularity and were published to wide acclaim. “It was found, in conversation with the troubled and doubting, that much confusion prevailed in their minds, as to both of these points: the Work of Christ and the Work of the Spirit.” Bonar’s straightforward and inspiring tracts are perfect for personal devotional reading.

The Night of Weeping

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1845
  • Pages: 180

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One of Bonar’s most cherished writings, The Night of Weeping engages the biblical view of suffering and explains how it is an essential aspect of belonging to God.

We know not whether it is possible, without being deeply tried, sorely afflicted, laid under a heavy and a steady rod, to enter into the depths of the consolation contained in this most precious and blessed little book. The author seems to have a special mission to speak to the heart of the rebuked and chastened one; and how sweetly, how solemnly, how tenderly, how scripturally he has executed his task let them bear witness who receive the message. . . . We cannot express what we feel concerning it; but this testimony may go further than a common-place eulogium.

The Christian Lady’s Magazine

Truth and Error

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1846
  • Pages: 214

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Bonar examines God’s will and man’s will, election, predestination and foreknowledge, faith, and more in this collection of essays on some of the major doctrines of Christianity.

It meets a want often felt in this country as well as that, of some brief and popular presentation of the truth, accompanied with a confutation of the opposing errors. It is characterized by that earnestness, sincerity, and piety, which distinguish the writings of the excellent author.

Southern Presbyterian Review

Prophetical Landmarks

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1847
  • Pages: 434

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Prophetical Landmarks is Bonar’s astute defense of millenarianism. Divided into two parts, the first part of the book covers prophecy, and the second part is devoted to predictions concerning the Antichrist, with “a brief glance at those ‘signs’ which are the outriders of the approaching King.”

The Blood of the Cross

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1849
  • Pages: 63

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”Reader! Rest not until you have got matters thoroughly settled between God and your soul,” says Bonar in the preface to The Blood of the Cross . This book expounds the importance of God presenting his only begotten son for all of mankind’s salvation. Written with Bonar’s customary verve, this concise book is a spiritual treasure that champions timeless truths.

We would direct the special attention of our readers to this little work. It is written throughout with much earnestness, in many places with great power, and cannot well be read without producing a very solemnizing impression. It is pre-eminently of an awakening character, and may be put into the hands of the careless and the slothful with strong hopes of advantage.

Free Church Magazine

This is a weighty little book on a great and glorious theme.

Scottish Guardian

A singularly impressive and solemnizing little work.

Christian Treasury

It is a pleasing and most gratifying evidence that the fire of love to the souls of men is still burning in the breast of its pious author, and thus seeking an outlet, not only from the pulpit, but even from the press. There is true cause of joy in the appearance of this little volume.

Christian News

Full of pious observations, and contains some pointed and solemn passages; and we doubt not will be acceptable and profitable.

Kelso Chronicle

Like some other works which Dr. Bonar has given to the world, this book is eminently practical, and founds its practical instructions upon the grandest and most stirring themes of the gospel.

Christian Instructor

This little volume is written in a very energetic style. It seems to be the aim of the author to produce a present effect. It contains much that is valuable and true.

Christian Chronicle

This handsome little volume abounds with pious meditations o the subject of which it treats, and the whole volume is infused with the pious spirit of its estimable author.

Baltimore Patriot

The Morning of Joy

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1850
  • Pages: 220

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The sequel to The Night of Weeping, The Morning of Joy rejoices in God’s salvation and the eternal life He’s given us. Brimming with good news from the Scriptures, Bonar illustrates the happiness that comes with knowing Christ, and the peace of mind it affords.

Man: His Religion and His World

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1851
  • Pages: 238

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Demonstrating how politics and philosophy have erroneously inserted themselves into religion, Bonar’s Man: His Religion and His World reminds readers of the true direction their hearts must seek. “It is not opinions that man needs, it is Truth. It is not theology, it is God. It is not religion, it is Christ. It is not literature and science, but the knowledge of the free love of God in the gift of His only-begotten Son.”

The fervid spirit, and glowing earnestness, so characteristic of Mr. Bonar, breathe through every paragraph of this little volume. There are passages . . . which indicate a higher power of analysis and generalization, than we remember to have noticed in any previous production of the author; but it owes its promise of usefulness . . . as to the directness and energy with which it grapples with the conscience of a man of the world, in search of religion and peace.

Princeton Review

A powerful analysis of the irreligion of the age; of those grades and shades of error under which man shelters himself from the shafts of the Divine truth.

The Quarterly Review of the Methodist Episcopal Church

. . . this short analysis by Mr. Bonar, will serve as an able auxiliary to detect what is hollow in the personal profession of religion; and what is of man, and what is of God, in the views taken of the aspect, the wants, and the destinies of the world.

The Christian Guardian

Words of Peace and Welcome

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1851
  • Pages: 128

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With short, 1–2 page bursts of biblical observations, Words of Peace and Welcome is a trove of spiritual insights—perfect for dipping into day after day for holy inspiration.

A Stranger Here

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1852
  • Pages: 411

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A Stranger Here is the biography of a nameless woman, who, alone in the world, comes to find Christ—and an inward peacefulness—despite her harsh surroundings. A tale of true inspiration, this woman’s journey is as moving as it is timeless.

While there is nothing in this book to attract the eye of the worldling by its glare, it is replete with the glorious spectacle of ‘pure and undefiled religion.'

The Quarterly Review of the Methodist Episcopal Church

This little volume, as its title would indicate, is a simple record of the spiritual life and exercises of one of the most lovely characters we have ever known. It places before us, in such a manner too, as to make it vividly interesting, the progress of a child of God from a state of spiritual darkness and entire devotion to the pleasures of this vain world, through many varying scenes of alternate doubt and hope, light and darkness, conflict and peace, to the full assurance of faith, and to a lively hope in the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Evangelical Repository

The Eternal Day

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1854
  • Pages: 249

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Completing the trilogy that started with The Night of Weeping and The Morning of Joy, Bonar’s The Eternal Day celebrates the occasion when those in heaven look back upon their lives, and celebrate the joy and sorrow that led them to the light of God.

This volume exemplifies the author’s usual method of presenting the subjects which he treats,—not by an analysis of principles, original and far reaching views, or a demonstrative course or reasoning; but with a reference to readers who need rather to be reminded of truths of which they already have a measure of knowledge taught them for the first time,—by plain, pointed, antithetic, and stirring statements and remarks; a recital of the principal passage of the sacred word which relate to the theme, and an exhibition of them in all the various attitudes and relations in which they can be contemplated with such counsels, warnings, and exhortations as are adapted to give them a proper impression on the heart.

The Theological and Literary Journal

The Desert of Sinai

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1857
  • Pages: 408

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Beginning in France, traveling though Egypt, and ending in Beersheba, Bonar’s travelogue was mostly written in the form of journal notes while traveling on a camel. A fascinating window into the Bible lands of the 19th century.

Dr. Bonar, the author of some of the best hymns ever produced in Scotland, and in other respects favorably known as a writer of religious books, is a very pleasant traveler, especially in the regions of Bible geography. He has a lively sense of natural beauty, and is always on the alert to catch every possible illustration of the events, the doctrines, or the phraseology of the Bible.

New Englander

It is vivacious, entertaining, and instructive throughout, and is especially interesting beyond other volumes we have lately seen, in the views he presents of the passage of the Red Sea, the origin of the inscriptions on the rocks in the vicinity of Sinai, and the delineation of the country living directly between Sinai and Beersheba.

The Theological and Literary Journal

The Land of Promise

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1858
  • Pages: 568

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The second part to Bonar’s travelogue of his journey to the far east, The Land of Promise describes his travels from Beersheba to the lands of Palestine. Written in journal form, these exciting entries show “that Palestine bears to be often visited, and can afford to be spoken of for the hundredth time without yielding less to one that come after.”

This volume narrates the author’s journey from the southern part of Judea, skirting the desert, to Hebron, Jerusalem, the Dead Sea, the Sea of Galilee, the sources of the Jordan, and finally the cities on the Mediterranean coast from Sidon to Jaffa. The story is vivacious, the description of scenery graphic.

The Theological and Literary Journal

Follow the Lamb

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1861
  • Pages: 132

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”It is for you who are called by the name of Christ that these pages are written, that you may be reminded of what God expects for you, and of what your new name commits you to.” So begins Follow the Lamb, Bonar’s guidebook for the newly converted Christian. Filled with inspirational wisdom and practical advice for living the Christian life, this work has stood the test of time.

There is a great deal of wisdom compressed in this little book, and it would be well if a copy were placed in the hands of every beginner in the Christian life.

Albany Evening Journal

God’s Way of Peace

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1862
  • Pages: 200

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”A book for the anxious,” God’s Way of Peace reminds us that God’s love is with us every day and always, not something to be sought after in time. “To know that He is not far; that He has come down; that He has come nigh; this is the beginning of the gospel.”

The best book for the anxious ever written.

—Rev. Samuel Garratt

Family Sermons

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1863
  • Pages: 456

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In Family Sermons, Bonar provides fifty-two short sermons, one for every Sabbath of the year, meant for family reading and discussion.

This is a very handsome volume externally, the typography is clear and beautiful, and its contents will be warmly appreciated by many Christian families. Dr. Bonar’s book is all that could be desired. . . . We cordially recommend these ‘Family Sermons.’

Weekly Review

These are short sermons, fifty-two in number, designed to illustrate the glorious gospel in some of its manifold aspects, by one of the most popular living writers of Scotland.

The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review

God’s Way of Holiness

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1864
  • Pages: 176

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”True holiness must start from a true and authentic peace.” Bonar’s treatise on holiness and what it means to be a Christian, God’s Way of Holiness is a passionate and powerful book packed with biblical insight.

: Few religious writers are more widely and favorable known than is the author of this little work. Its clear statement of doctrine, its warm devotional spirit, and its thoroughly evangelical character, will make it a welcome and profitable companion in the closet and the family.

The American Presbyterian and Theological Review

We thank Dr. Bonar sincerely for this timely utterance in behalf of great principles and duties; and we earnestly hope that, as containing vital truth, it may be blessed to the souls of many.

Evangelical Christendom

We cannot lay aside this exposition of ‘God’s Way of Holiness’ without earnestly commending the reading of such works to the junior clergy. They will do more to establish them in right views of Christian doctrine than any other order of writing.

Scottish Sabbath School Teachers’ Magazine

We are grateful to the author for this faithful and zealous testimony in favor of holiness. . . . There is much thought in the book, and, like all the works of the same writer, it is suggestive of thought. On the whole, we much like the book.

Journal of Sacred Literature

Days and Nights in the East

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1866
  • Pages: 347

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Because of the popularity of his books The Desert of Sinai and The Land of Promise, Bonar decided to remove the topographical and technical information from the two travelogues to present a condensed memoir of his exciting travels in the far East as a single volume.

. . . Will be welcomed by many interested in the illustration of Bible scenes, who would probably be deterred from the perusal of the original works, by their voluminous topographical references. The book is full of interesting incidents, throwing new lights on many familiar passages of the Old and New Testament.

Victoria Magazine

The ordinary reader may now have, at a trifling cost, the delightful privilege of visiting with the accomplished author all those places which are rendered famous and dear to the Christian as the secens of Bible history.

The English Presbyterian Messenger

Words Old and New

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1866
  • Pages: 360

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An anthology of quotations from some of the most significant figures in Christian history. Starting with Clement of Rome and ending with Robert Murray McCheyne, a contemporary of Bonar, these ageless gems of wisdom are uplifting and inspirational.

This is, as the title indicates, a choice collection of weighty and wise sayings. It will prove an excellent thought-book for those who are wise enough to love the process of storing the mind with fitting and profitable themes for mediation.

The Baptist Magazine

Light and Truth: Bible Thoughts and Themes, Vol. 1

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1868
  • Pages: 422

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The volumes in Bonar’s Light and Truth series comprise of numerous short devotional meditations on different parts of the Bible. Volume one covers the Old Testament in eighty-four chapters.

. . . fresh, felicitous, vivid, all aglow with scriptural light and evangelical unction. Like the Bible they explain and apply, they are ‘profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness.’

The Biblical Repertory and Princeton Review

Light and Truth: Bible Thoughts and Themes, Vol. 2

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1868
  • Pages: 381

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The volumes in Bonar’s Light and Truth series comprise of numerous short devotional meditations on different parts of the Bible. Volume two covers the Gospels in eighty-six chapters.

. . . there are in them a rich vein of spirituality and neatness of expression and arrangement which will commend them to devout hearts, which they will abundantly satisfy.

The British Quarterly Review

Light and Truth: Bible Thoughts and Themes, Vol. 3

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1868
  • Pages: 431

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The volumes in Bonar’s Light and Truth series comprise of numerous short devotional meditations on different parts of the Bible. Volume three covers Acts and the larger Epistles in eighty-three chapters.

Light and Truth: Bible Thoughts and Themes, Vol. 4

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1868
  • Pages: 414

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The volumes in Bonar’s Light and Truth series comprise of numerous short devotional meditations on different parts of the Bible. Volume four covers the lesser Epistles in eighty-five chapters.

Light and Truth: Bible Thoughts and Themes, Vol. 5

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1868
  • Pages: 437

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The volumes in Bonar’s Light and Truth series comprise of numerous short devotional meditations on different parts of the Bible. Volume five covers Revelation in sixty-five chapters.

Life of the Rev. John Milne, of Perth

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1869
  • Pages: 456

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Bonar’s biography of fellow Scotsman Reverend John Milne paints a portrait of a noble and pious man that had a great effect on the Christian community around him.

This is one of the most delightful volumes of Christian biography which it has been our privilege to read.

The British and Foreign Evangelical Review

A very quickening and suggestive book.

Freeman

The Everlasting Righteousness

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1873
  • Pages: 211

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”How may I, a sinner, draw near to Him in whom there is no sin, and look upon His face in peace?” Bonar answers this question and more in his quest to understand and explain the doctrine of Justification.

A rich book, suggestive, gracious, full of holy unction. Unlike many writers of the Evangelical school Dr. Bonar is not content with baling out milk for babes, but gives us real thought and teaching. There never was any need that orthodoxy and platitudes should go together, but they often have done so; no one can bring that charge in reference to this work. We say to all our friends, read and be refreshed.

Sword and Trowel

Earth’s Morning; or Thoughts on Genesis

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1875
  • Pages: 376

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”Genesis is not merely the first book of Scripture, but it is the fountainhead of revelation. It must be studied as such if we would understand it aright,” writes Bonar in the introduction to his study of Genesis. Also included is his observations on the Sabbath, and an essay on Satan.

The Rent Veil

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1875
  • Pages: 184

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The Rent Veil is Bonar’s fascinating examination of the atonement, the nature of sin and forgiveness, and man’s duties here on Earth.

A most solemn topic is handled in it in a manner suitable to its importance. Much spiritual teaching will be found in it.

The Christian Observer

Words to Winners of Souls

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: 102

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A treatise on the life of a minister, Bonar provides practical advice for those leading congregations. A succinct and powerful volume of wisdom from a man that knows how to stoke the embers of faith into great flames.

This is an excellent little work. No Christian minister should fail to read it.

The Evangelical Repository and United Presbyterian Review

The White Fields of France

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 336

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The White Fields of France is Bonar’s portrait of the missionary work being done in France, as well an overview of the spiritual condition the country finds itself in.

The title page of this book is in itself full of interest, and a very cursory perusal of the contents will convince the reader that . . . there are at present white fields in France gleaming bright with the promise of a glorious Christian harvest.

Record

Does God Care For Our Great Cities?

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1880
  • Pages: 127

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Based on his observations of the missionary work in France, Bonar dedicates this concise book to the hard working Protestant pastors whom he met on his travels, and who he feels are doing God’s work among the “wickedness of the city.”

How Shall I Go To God?

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 145

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One of Bonar’s most popular works, How Shall I Go To God? examines many of life’s complicated questions. Exploring happiness, hope, prayer, death, and more, Bonar offers unique and interesting perspective to life’s oldest questions.

A clear and beautiful exhibition of the way of a sinner’s acceptance with God.

Religious Tract Society

Life and Work of the Rev. G. Theophilus Dodds

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1884
  • Pages: 446

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Another stirring memoir of a leading missionary in France, Life and Work of the Rev. G. Theophilus Dodds is also a rousing call to action for young students who might be inclined to the missionary life.

Horatius Bonar: A Memorial

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1889
  • Pages: 112

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Bonar’s first and last sermons are collected in this volume, along with essays about his life and work from contemporary ministers. A moving portrait of a gifted preacher and prolific author from those who knew him best.

The Christ of God

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1874
  • Pages: 226

Bonar’s work on the nature of Christ contains the following chapters:

  • The Divine Purpose
  • The Fullness of Christ
  • Israel’s Messiah the Christ of the New Testament
  • Peter’s Confession of the Christ
  • Thou Art the Christ. What then?
  • What Follows this Confession
  • God’s Mighty Work in and through the Church
  • Life through Faith in the Christ of God
  • Abiding in the Son and in the Father
  • The Future Glory of the Christ

The Word of Promise

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1864
  • Pages: 229

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”A promising and promise-keeping God; what an idea! What other system of religion contains it?” Bonar examines promises found in the Bible, grouping them into promises for sinners, the thirsty, the hungry, the weary, and the blind.

The worth of this excellent little handbook cannot fail to be appreciated by every devotional mind.

The British Quarterly Review

Adoniram Judson: A Missionary of the Apostolic School

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1871
  • Pages: 112

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This biography of Adoniram Judson, one of the first North American Protestant missionaries to preach in Burma, was written by Bonar and edited by his daughter. “Noble, daring, self-denied, successful beyond most, he wrought a work which remains, and will remain. The Apostle of Burma was no common man, and wrought no common work,” writes Bonar of Judson. A fascinating portrayal of a man that dedicated almost forty years to missionary work.

Hymns of Faith and Hope: First Series

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1857
  • Pages: 269

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There is a freshness and vigor, an earnestness and piety in these compositions, which is very gratifying.

Evangelical Christendom

Hymns of Faith and Hope: Second Series

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1861
  • Pages: 308

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Hymns of Faith and Hope: Third Series

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1866
  • Pages: 149

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Lyra Consolationis

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1865
  • Pages: 317

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The Song of the New Creation

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1872
  • Pages: 322

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His devotional pieces are poured forth with almost as great profuseness, and they are of an excellence that will bear comparison with the bulk of Wesley’s hymns.

British Quarterly Review

. . . they will be read with pleasure. The whole volume will be read and gratefully enjoyed by many.

The Evangelical Repository and United Presbyterian Review

My Old Letters

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: 352

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. . . the volume has many and great merits, and will without doubt be read with pleasure and profit by a great number of thoughtful readers.

The International Review

Hymns of the Nativity

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1879
  • Pages: 148

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Communion Hymns

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 76

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The Better Land

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1888
  • Pages: 32

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Until the Day Break

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 283

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. . . doubting not that Dr. Bonar’s many readers will be grateful for this volume as a final memorial of his service to the Church and to Christian life.

The Critical Review

Songs of the Dawn

  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 44

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Product Details

  • Title: The Life and Works of Horatius Bonar (47 vols.)
  • Author: Horatius Bonar
  • Volumes: 47
  • Pages: 12,507

About Horatius Bonar

Horatius Bonar was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland, in a family with a long history of ministry in the Church of Scotland. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 1838 (where he studied under Dr. Thomas Chalmers), Bonar was ordained and became pastor of the North Parish, Kelso, where he remained for 28 years. He joined the Free Church of Scotland after “the Great Disruption” of 1843, and in 1853 he earned a Doctor of Divinity degree from the University of Aberdeen. In 1867 he took over ministry duties at Chalmers Memorial Church in Edinburgh, and in 1883 he was elected Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. A prolific author, he wrote and edited numerous books, biographies, articles, poems, tracts, and over 600 hymns. Horatius Bonar died on May 31, 1889.