Today (November 14, 2015) I post the first article to the Audio Articles page. The article is by John William McGarvey title “Unwritten Creeds.” It was first published in the Apostolic Times April 30, 1874.
Today (October 31, 2015) I begin a new section of RestorationAudioBooks.com It is called “Audio Life and Times.” It will contain much shorter readings from various portions of Restoration literature that highlight the “life and times” of the church and society of the 19th century. The purpose of these readings is not just to present curious “human interest” items—though they may indeed be that. Rather, the purpose is to present events and circumstances from long ago that serve, not only as interesting stories, but most importantly, as spiritual lessons for our instruction and encouragement in the modern age.
The first installment is Margaret Campbell’s Farewell Address to Her Daughters, ages 6 to 15, in October 1827. Click on Audio Life and Times above.
Having wandered far from our “old moorings” and found ourselves retreating back to Babylon, we have set our faces again toward Jerusalem and a restoration of primitive Christianity. J.D. Phillips, The Voice of One Crying in the Wilderness, 1936
The Audio Reader
I am not a professional reader, nor do I pretend to be. The readings you will hear on this site are entirely extemporaneous and are not carefully rehearsed. Moreover, they were not recorded in a studio, but are fully “amateur” recordings. As a result, I readily acknowledge mistakes are present and I can hear a thousand places in these recordings that I could go back and re-record with much improvement. But a busy schedule and a desire to make a timely completion of the recording project prevents such efforts at improvement. Nevertheless, I do hope you will find the readings enjoyable and spiritually instructive.
One More Thing…
By making these recordings, I do not mean to imply that I agree with every point that any one of the recorded authors makes. Moreover, I am not one who holds a nostalgic view of “restoring the Restoration.” I do believe, however, that many books of the Restoration Movement comprise a veritable “gold mine” of Biblical knowledge and insight, and that as a church we will gain much and lose nothing by an increased exposure to these great works of the past.