FREE Audiobooks by & about Particular Baptists [Narrated by Tom Sullivan]

Tom Sullivan has been narrating audiobooks from 1985 to the present. Within the past year he has been posting these to PuritanAudioBooks.net, where you may download them for free.

Puritan Reformed AudiobooksWithin the recent weeks he has put out many audiobooks by and about Particular Baptists that come from books and sermons of old. More are being made but here’s a roundup of what is currently out:

AUDIOBOOKS:

William Kiffin (1616–1701) 

William Kiffin
William Kiffin

Autobiography of William Kiffin (1616–1701) Chapters 1-3

Kiffin’s influence was very great. Macaulay says, “Great as was the authority of Bunyan with the Baptists, William Kiffin’s was greater still.” He had talents of the highest order; his education was respectable; his sagacity was uncommon; his manners were polished; his piety was known everywhere; and for half a century he was the first man in the Baptist denomination. – Baptist Encyclopedia

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Chapters 4-6

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Chapter 7-8

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John Bunyan (1620-1680)

John Bunyan
John Bunyan

The Groans of a Lost Soul

A  F E W Sighs From Hell,
or

The Groans of The Damned Soul or An exposition of those words
in the Sixteenth of Luke, Concerning the Rich Man and the Beggar wherein is discovered the lamentable state of the damned;
their cries, their desires in their distresses, with the determination of God upon them.

A good warning word to sinners, both old and young, to take into consideration betimes, and to seek, by faith in Jesus Christ, to avoid, lest they come into the same Place of Torment.

Also, a brief discourse touching the profitableness of the Scriptures for our instruction in the way of righteousness, according to the tendency of the parable.

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The Barren Fig Tree

Well, now the ax begins to be heaved higher. For now, indeed, God is ready to smite the sinner; yet before He will strike the stroke, He will try one way more at last, and if that misseth, down goes the fig tree. Now this last way is to tug and strive with this professor by the Spirit. Wherefore the Spirit of the Lord is now come to him, but not always to strive with man. Yet awhile He will strive with him; He will awaken, He will convince, He will call to remembrance former sins, former judgments, the breach of former vows and promises, the misspending of former days – He will also present persuasive arguments, encouraging promises, dreadful judgments, the shortness of time to repent in, and that there is hope if He come. Further, He will show him the certainty of death, and of the judgment to come; yea, He will pull and strive with this sinner.

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The Heavenly Footman

Or, A Description of the Man That Gets to Heaven, How to Run

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John Piggott (1717)

Hercules CollinsFuneral Sermon Hercules Collins 1702

From Founders. org: Collins served from 1677 until his death in 1702 as the third pastor of London’s oldest Baptist church which was then the meeting in the Wapping area of London.

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petty franceThe Funeral Sermon of William Collins 1702

William Collins was [editors note: most likely] one of the two authors of the London Baptist Confession of Faith, the other being Nehemiah Coxe.

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Benjamin Wallin (1711-1782)

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From Hymnary.org: Wallin, Benjamin, son of Edward Wallin, pastor of the Baptist Church, Maze Pond, Southwark, was born in London in 1711. He received a good education under the care of the Rev. John Needham, of Hitchin (father of the hymnwriter of that name, and was for a time engaged in business. But in 1740 he responded to an earnest request to become pastor of the church over which his father had presided, and this position he retained until his death on Feb. 19, 1782. Mr. B. Wallin published nearly forty sermons, charges, and other small religious books and pamphlets.

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The Redeemer’s Charge Against Declining Churches 2

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The Redeemer’s Charge Against Declining Churches 3

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Benjamin Beddome (23 January 1717 – 23 September 1795)

Benjamin Beddome
Benjamin Beddome

Final Rejection of the Wicked

From the Benjamin Beddome Blog: Benjamin beddome (1717-1795) is a largely forgotten 18th century English Baptist preacher, remembered today only as a minor hymnwriter. For over half a century he served as pastor of the Baptist Church Meeting at Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire. He is worth more than a passing glance.

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Abraham Booth (1734–1806)

Abraham Booth
Abraham Booth

His Ordination and Confession

FORASMUCH therefore as we find in the sacred writings, that
the separating those who were called by GOD to office in the
church devolved upon the ministers, and that it .was done by prayer and imposition of hands; and as it does not appear that
the practice of laying on of hands was confined to the conferring the peculiar gifts of the Holy Ghost; and we have no intimation of its being laid aside; we are now come, at the desire of this church, to separate Mr. Abraham Booth to the pastoral office in this community, according to the primitive manner, by prayer and imposition of hands. In order to which, give me leave for the satisfaction of this assembly to make the few following
requests.

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Samuel Eyles Pierce (1746-1829)

Samuel Pierce
Samuel Pierce

Treatise on Growth in Grace

The Rev. Samuel Eyles Pierce (Upottery, Devonshire, England, 23 June 1746 – Clapham, Surrey, England 10 May 1829) was an English preacher, theologian, and Calvinist divine. A Dissenter from the Honiton area, Pierce was an evangelical church minister aligned with Calvinist Baptist theology. He wrote more than fifty books and many sermons.

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Treatise on Growth in Grace 2

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John Warburton (1776–1857)

John Warburton
John Warburton

The Mercies of A Covenant God

The Conversion Story of John Warburton

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John L. Dagg (1794–1884)

John Dagg
John Dagg

Portions from Manual of Theology

From the Founders Web Site: The voluminous amount of material, the persuasiveness of his arguments, and the relevance of his insights show these works to be extraordinary for a man under normally healthy circumstances. However, if one realizes that Dagg was virtually blind, mute and lame at the time of his greatest productivity the accomplishment exceeds comprehension.

The Depravity of Man

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Human Inability

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John Charles Philpot  (1802-1869)

An Evaluation of the Writings of John Bunyan

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Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Charles Spurgeon
Charles Spurgeon

The Treasury of David

This work was first published in weekly installments over a twenty-year span in the London Metropolitan Tabernacle’s periodical, The Sword and the Trowel.

Completed sections were released volume by volume, until the seventh and final volume was released in 1885. Within a decade more than 120,000 sets had been sold. The Treasury of David is a superb literary achievement. Eric Hayden, pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle a century after Spurgeon’s ministry began there, calls this work “Spurgeon’s magnum opus.” Spurgeon’s wife said that if Spurgeon had never written any other work, this would have been a permanent literary memorial.

Other Spurgeon audiobooks


A. W. Pink (1886-1952)

A. W. Pink
A. W. Pink

The Total Depravity of Man

Other Pink audiobooks

 

5 Books on Credobaptism vs Paedobaptism (2 free online + more) [Jeff Riddle]

Note: Below is from Pastor Jeff Riddle’s blog. Links to the books were added as well as embedding of PDF and MP3 files:

A couple of young people who occasionally drive from Williamsburg to attend our church, recently asked me to recommend some books on a confessional perspective on believers’ baptism by immersion, as they are studying the issue of credobaptism versus paedobaptism.  Here are five suggestions (listed in chronological order by the year published) with a few annotations:

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1.  John L. Dagg, Manual of Church Order [FREE] (The Southern Baptist Publication Society, 1858; Gano Books, 1990). [Amazon]

This is the companion volume to Dagg’s Manual of Theology (1857).  It provides a classic defense of believers’ baptism by immersion (pp. 13-73).  Special focus is given to the linguistic argument regarding the verb baptizo with references to its uses in ancient Greek.


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2.  Fred Malone, A String of Pearls Unstrung [FREE] (Founders Press, 1998). [Amazon]

This booklet, originally written in 1977, describes the author’s transition from being a Presbyterian to being a Baptist.  It can be read online here.  For a fuller treatment on the subject of baptism you can also read his book The Baptism of Disciples Alone:  A covenantal argument for credobaptism versus paedobaptism (Founders Press, 2003).


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3.  Samuel E. Waldron, Biblical Baptism:  A Reformed Defense of Believers’ Baptism (Truth for Eternity Ministries, 1998). [Publisher Amazon]

This 80 page booklet from a leading contemporary Reformed Baptist systematic theologian provides a careful exegetical, theological, and practical discussion of baptism.


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4.  Hal Brunson, The Rickety Bridge and the Broken Mirror:  Two Parables of Paedobaptism and One Parable of the Death of Christ (iUniverse, 2007).

This self-published book from… [one] who considered becoming a Presbyterian but who eventually became a confessional Baptist offers a creative take on the topic by imagining a discussion between the Presbyterian B. B. Warfield, the dispensationalist J. N. Darby, and the confessional Baptist C. H. Spurgeon.


From Paedobaptism to Credobaptism by W Gary Crampton

5.  W. Gary Crampton, From Paedobaptism to Credobaptism:  A Critique of the Westminster Standards on the Subjects of Baptism (Reformed Baptist Academic Press, 2010). [RBAP | Amazon]

A pastor and scholar describes his transition from the Presbyterian to the confessional Baptist position through a study of the Westminster Standards.  For my written review of this book look here

Download (PDF, 523KB)

(for the same review in audio look here). [10 min. MP3]

Free e-book Friday: Abraham Booth’s “An Apology For The Baptists”

Earlier this week we received a request for resources regarding “the relationship of credobaptism with local church membership”.

From a Reformed Baptist’s perspective we found the books below. If you are aware of any others please feel free to let us know!

  • William Kiffin’s “A Sober Discourse of Right to Church Communion: Wherein is proved by Scripture, the example of the Primitive times, and the practice of all that Have professed the Christian Religion: That no unbaptized person may Be regularly admitted to the Lord’s Supper
  • John L. Dagg’s, “Manual of Church Order, Chapter 1; Baptism, Section IV: Design of Baptism

And today’s free e-book (PDF),

  • Abraham Booth’s “An Apology for the Baptists [download]; In which they are vindicated from the imputation of laying an unwarrantable stress on the ordinance of baptism and against the charge of bigotry in refusing communion at the Lord’s Table to Paedobaptists