Ravenhill Recommends

Leonard Ravenhill was one of the great preachers in modern time. Doubtless, he has been an influence to many, and will continue to be for years to come. As a matter of fact, Ravenhill is indirectly why Jawbone Digital got started. In 2011, a list of recommended reading from the great preacher was made known to Ryan (founder and head guy around here), and he set out to find some of these books for personal consumption. However, he was disappointed when most of them were not available for him to read on his Kindle. He purposed to rectify this, and Jawbone Digital was born. The first book we ever published was “The Atonement” by Albert Barnes. From there, Jawbone has expanded to what it is today, but we still love the list put out by Ravenhill years ago. This page contains that list in its entirety. Many of these books are in the public domain, but others are not.

The “They Knew Their God” series holds a special place in our collective heart. These books are still under copyright, but we successfully reached out to the publisher and helped them get these classics into eBook formats. Below is the most complete list of Ravenhill’s recommendations that we can find, with many links posted already, and many more to come.


The Atonement, by Albert Barnes

Azusa Street, by Frank Bartleman

Beyond Humiliation: Way of the Cross, by Gregory Mantle
Amazon B&N

Deeper Experiences of Famous Christians, by James G. Lawson
AmazonB&N – Kobo

Possibilities of Grace, by Asbury Lowrey

Heart Talks on Holiness, by Samuel Logan Brengle

Helps to Holiness, by Samuel Logan Brengle

(Worth your consideration: The Collected Works of S. L. Brengle)

Hidden Life of Prayer, by David MacIntyre

Historical Collections of Accounts of Revival, by John Gillies
Coming soon…

Milestone Papers, by Daniel Steele

(Worth your consideration: The Collected Works of Daniel Steele)

The Path of Prayer, by Samuel Chadwick
AmazonPRINT edition — B&NKobo

The Way to Pentecost, by Samuel Chadwick
AmazonPRINT edition —  B&NKobo

(Worth your consideration: The Collected Works of Samuel Chadwick)

The Soul of Prayer, by P. T. Forsyth

Collected Works of E. M. Bounds

They Knew Their God (6 volumes), by E. & L. Harvey
Available on Amazon
Vol. 1Vol. 2Vol. 3Vol. 4Vol. 5Vol. 6
Also available in a single volume for an incredible price!

More from the list (with links to follow later, as available)
The following are not sold by Jawbone Digital.

Christian in Complete Armour, by William Gurnall

Bible Characters From the Bible, by Alexander Whyte

Autobiography of Richard Baxter

The Reformed Pastor, by Richard Baxter

Explore the Book (6 volumes in 1), by J.S. Baxter
(The eBook is very costly, so it may be worth considering this in print.)
Amazon — PRINT edition


Better Things From Above, by Gregory Mantle

Broken Bread, by John Follette

Counterfeit Christ & Other Sermons, by Gregory Mantle

Fair Sunshine, by Jock Purves

In the Footprints of the Lamb, by G. Steinberger

Into His Presence (formerly titled: Practical Prayer Portions), by Misc. Authors

Invasion of Wales by the Spirit Through Evan Roberts, by James A. Stewart

Knowing God, by James I. Packer

Knowledge of the Holy, by A. W. Tozer

Life of God in the Soul of Man, by Henry Scougal

Looking Unto Jesus, by Isaac Ambrose

Martyrs Mirror, by T. S. van Braght

Mighty Prevailing Prayer, by Wesley Duewel

New Testament Holiness, by Thomas Cook

Protestant Saints, by Ernest Gordon

Refiner’s Fire, by Leonard Ravenhill (2 volumes)

Samuel Morris, by Lindley Baldwin

The Stundists

“Take Your Glory, Lord,” by William Duma

Works of Edward Payson (3 volumes)

Worldly Saints: Puritans As They Really Were, by Leland Ryken

The Holiest of All, by Andrew Murray

Life of David Brainerd, by Jonathan Edwards


  1. Oscar Pierce

    You missed Saint Paul by F. W. H. Myers and The People’s Bible sermon set by Joseph Parker. 🙂

    1. admin (Post author)

      I’ve never seen those on the recommended lists. If memory serves me right, Myers doesn’t surprise me.

  2. Jack Morrison

    All of the books that Brother Len recommended are available from Rare Christian Books who also publishes some of them.

    1. admin (Post author)

      Yes, they do. However, not in a digital format, and not for $0.99 each. But here is a link to them. They do have a lot of great content in print formats.


    SAINT PAUL [1867 Reprint] by F. W. H. Myers is available from RareChristianBooks.com

  4. Mark Taylor

    brother Ravenhill recomended the book ! WHOLE ARMOR OF GOD ! Could not make out the Author-help

    1. admin (Post author)

      Some of these older books are quite difficult reads.


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