John Charles Ryle was born on the 10th of May 1816 at Macclesfield, England in the family of a wealthy banker. Being a fine athlete and a highly educated man, John had promising career opportunities both in educational and political spheres. However, while hearing Ephesians 2 read in church in 1838, he felt a spiritual awakening and choose a path of ordained ministry.
Ryle was an earnest gospel preacher and teacher, as well as a prolific writer. As noted by another bearded man of God, John Ryle “was a controversial leader taking a strong stand for the truth and against error. His writing, like his the rest of his ministry, was both robustly doctrinal and devotional. He labored to help people know the Truth, and live by it.”
John Ryle has left a rich legacy of written works that continue to bless the readers even now. Among the favorites are his Holiness and Practical Religion.
This publication is a collection of the memoirs, treatises and important sermons and essays of Jonathan Edwards, the greatest American theologian and philosopher, a contemporary of Benjamin Franklin, who was educated at Yale University, served as the president of Princeton University, and whose sermons such as “Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God” sparked the Great Awakening in the eighteenth-century America.
The Kindle edition from OSNOVA™ includes the text of the two paper volumes of the Works of Jonathan Edwards, featuring an excellent formatting, active tables of contents (a short and a detailed one), transparent structure of the complicated collection of works, a “5-way controller” navigation between books, chapters and sections, and a cross-reference system between the Collection and the included Bible. All these features make it easy to navigate to any section of any work of Jonathan Edwards within seconds.
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Link to the Nook edition.
J.C. Ryle, Practical Religion: Being Plain Papers on the Daily Duties, Experience, Dangers, and Privileges of Professing Christians
It’s a breath of fresh air to read someone who is not afraid to offend the sensibilities of the lost, calls sin sin, challenges formal Christless “Churchianity” to put up or shut up, and shakes the saved from slumber. His words pierce deeply and convict, and yet are written from an aching heart of a wise pastor and with the spirit of Christ’s love for precious souls facing everlasting “unquenchable fire,” “the worm that never dies,” and “the gnashing of teeth.” Continue reading
We are happy to announce a new wonderful book for the Kindle and Nook, Leon Chameleon P.I. and the case of the kidnapped mouse by Janet Hurst-Nicholson with illustrations by Barbara McGuire. It is a clean educational detective story for children of 7 to 12 years, whose humor and wit could extend the recommended age to children of 30 years and above. (My wife read it in one sitting). Continue reading
People have asked us again and again that OSNOVA bring our publications to Nook. As you know, we always listen.
We are happy to announce the availability of three books on Nook! OSNOVA books for Nook offer the usual excellence in the formatting, arrangement, and navigation, which readers have come to expect from OSNOVA digital publications. However, the Nook search function is less capable and slower than Kindle’s search. So, although DVJ is still there, it may not be as useful and as the result it is not an advertised or supported feature. Instead the Nook books rely more heavily on hyperlinking.
Without further ado:
And the third book… We will announce later.