The Writings of J. Paterson Smyth

The Bible - A collection of writings on the historical evolution of The Bible as we have it today, Its application, and perspectives in digesting It.

HOW GOD INSPIRED THE BIBLE  - Though written almost a century ago, this book is more relevant now than ever. What constitutes inspiration as it is used to refer to scripture? If the Bible is God’s Word, then can it contain anything that would qualify as an error? For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

HOW TO READ THE BIBLE - To someone unfamiliar with scripture, the idea of reading the Bible can seem daunting. This is a very good book for understanding the best way to approach Bible Study.  For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

HOW WE GOT OUR BIBLE - Also published under the title “Fire and Blood: The Price Paid for our English Bible”, this is an excellent book on tracing the established Bible from the close of the canon through to our modern translations.  For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

THE BIBLE IN THE MAKING IN THE LIGHT OF MODERN RESEARCH - Also published under the title “ Our Bible in the Making as Seen by Modern Research”,  this book discusses how the books of the Bible came to be developed, before they were set into the canon. For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

THE OLD DOCUMENTS AND THE NEW BIBLE - Also published under the title “ The Ancient Documents and the Modern Bible: A Story of the Rabbis and the Ancient Manuscripts”, this book provides insight into the root of much inerrancy debate regarding scripture. For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD


Life on the Other Side - A collection of writings on the nature of life between earthly life and the final judgment.

ON THE RIM OF THE WORLD - Written in order to bring comfort to those you stand, as it were, on the rim of the world, looking into the mists of the unseen country where those they loved who have passed from this life now reside. For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

THE GOSPEL OF THE HEREAFTER  - A brilliant dissertation on the state of those who have passed from this life - Christians and non-Christians alike. Founded on scripture and the writings of our earliest Church Fathers, this book brings enlightenment and consolation to those who have pondered the question of life after death. For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

THE MEN WHO DIED IN BATTLE - The book is a subsection of Dr Smyth’s larger work “God and the War”.  It deals specifically with the question of where those soldiers who died during the Great War now reside, and is relevant to inquiries regarding any who have passed from this life. For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD


General Writings Part 1 - A collection with emphasis on Dr. Paterson Smyth's biographies.

A BOYS AND GIRLS LIFE OF CHRIST - A wonderful account of the life of Christ written to cater to the wonderment of childhood. For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

A PEOPLE'S LIFE OF CHRIST - A more mature account of the life of Christ, filled with insights and speculations to add fresh thought to the story for those who think they have “heard it all”.  For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

THE PREACHER AND HIS SERMONS - Dr Smyth wrote this for use at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland in order to equip Divinity Students and junior clergy with the tools to prepare sermon delivery. For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

THE STORY OF ST. PAUL'S LIFE AND LETTERS  - A fascinating account of  the Apostle Paul’s life, as extracted and weaved together from Paul’s Epistles, the Book of Acts, and Church tradition. For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD


General Writings Part 2 - A collection of Dr. Paterson Smyth's remaining miscellaneous works that I have obtained.

A SYRIAN LOVE STORY - This book is a collection of many of Dr Smyth’s memorable sermons. For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

GOD, CONSCIENCE AND THE BIBLE - I was tempted to place this book un the “The Bible” section above, as it is so complementary to appreciation of Dr Smyth’s stance on Biblical culmination it is an especially appropriate companion to his book “The Bible in the Making in Light of Modern Research”. This book deals with how God relates to us through our conscience. For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

MYSELF AND OTHER PROBLEMS - A wonderful book to help answer many of the questions Christians, as well as unbelievers, find most troubling as they ponder existence, philosophy, and Christianity.  For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

GOD AND THE WAR - Dr Smyth wrote this book during the Great War (WWI), in order to approach the topic of the war from a theological perspective. Very relevant to the question of God in relation to all violent conflict.  For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

MARRIAGE AND ROMANCE - Dr Smyth’s work on  the spiritual dynamics involved in romantic relationships and the role of marriage.  For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD


The Bible for School and Home Part 1 - Covers the Old Testament

JOSHUA AND THE JUDGES - Dr Smyth’s series known as “Bible for School and Home”  (BSH) was a  favorite curriculum for Bible Study long after he wrote the modules. Even today, many home schoolers seek to recover these works for  use in teaching today. This particular work covers the two books named, as well as the first eight chapters of 1 Samuel. I do not have a copy of this book available, but I do have a transcription of it which can be downloaded here:  DOWNLOAD

MOSES AND THE EXODUS - This BSH work deals with the book of Exodus from a Moses-centric perspective.  For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

THE BOOK OF GENESIS - Dr Smyth’s BSH work on the first book of the Bible.  For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

THE PROPHETS AND KINGS - A weaving together of the high points associated with the establishment of Israel as a kingdom, the divided kingdom, the fall of the North and South kingdoms, and the return from exile.  For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD


The Bible for School and Home Part 2 - Covers the New Testament

WHEN THE CHRIST CAME - THE HIGHLANDS OF GALILEE  - Part one of Dr Smyth’s BSH version of The Story of Christ.  For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

WHEN THE CHRIST CAME - THE ROAD TO JERUSALEM - Part two of Dr Smyth’s BSH version of The Story of Christ.  For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD

ST. MATTHEW'S GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM - Dr Smyth’s BSH work on the book of Matthew.   For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD


Church of Ireland Sunday School Lessons

CALENDAR I - “The Association for Promoting Christian Knowledge” published a five year course of study, each study being considered a “Calendar”. Each Calendar consisted of Bible lessons prepared by Theologians of the day, as well as sections pertaining to Church Catechism, parts of the Services, Collects, and Articles, and portions of Holy Scripture to be learned by heart. Calendar I ‘s Bible lessons were taken from  Dr Smyth’s BSH works “ The Book of Genesis”and “St Matthew’s Gospel of the Kingdom”. I do not have this book available, but the content of the Bible lessons is fully included in the two aforementioned BSH works.

CALENDAR III - Calendar III contained Bible lessons taken from Dr Smyth’s BSH work “Joshua and the Judges” , as well as additional work Dr Smyth had not previously published on the book of Mark, as well as the first eight chapters of the book of Acts.  For a copy of this book, click here: DOWNLOAD


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