Welcome to the CCEL

The mission of the Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) is to build up the church by making classic Christian literature widely available and promoting its use for edification and study by interested Christians, seekers and scholars. The CCEL accomplishes this by selecting, collecting, distributing, and promoting valuable literature through the World Wide Web and other media.

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Most popular eBooks


  • Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary on the Bible by Henry, Matthew (1662-1714)
  • Weapon of Prayer by Bounds, Edward M. (1835-1913)
  • Introduction to the Devout Life by Francis of Sales, St. (1567-1622)
  • Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah by Edersheim, Alfred (1825-1889)

What's new


2017-12-18. Added MP3 recording of Gospel Grounds and Evidences of the Faith of God's Elect by John Owen (recorded by Leighton Garner).

2017-12-12. Added MP3 recording of At the Master's Feet by Sadhu Sundar Singh (recorded by Tracy).

2017-12-07. Added Cross Versus the Tree of Liberty by Abraham Kuyper.

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Top 3 books of last week


  • ANF01. The Apostolic Fathers with Justin Martyr and Irenaeus by Schaff, Philip (1819-1893)
  • ANF05. Fathers of the Third Century: Hippolytus,
    Cyprian, Caius, Novatian, Appendix by Schaff, Philip (1819-1893)
  • ANF06. Fathers of the Third Century: Gregory
    Thaumaturgus, Dionysius the Great, Julius Africanus, Anatolius,
    and Minor Writers, Methodius, Arn by Schaff, Philip (1819-1893)



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