Texts That Made History, by Frank W. Boreham

A collection of brief biographies in four volumes noting the text from scripture that was significant in the life of each. It is biography and devotional Bible study expertly woven together to produce interesting and inspirational stories.

A Bunch of Everlastings

This is the first book in the Texts That Made History series by Frank W. Boreham. The complete audiobook is now finished and available for download from LibriVox and The Internet Archive. Please download the audiobook from there.

Chapters of A Bunch of Everlastings:

  • Chapter 1 - Thomas Chalmers' Text
  • Chapter 2 - Martin Luther's Text
  • Chapter 3 - Sir John Franklin's Text
  • Chapter 4 - Thomas Boston's Text
  • Chapter 5 - Hugh Latimer's Text
  • Chapter 6 - John Bunyan's Text
  • Chapter 7 - Sir Walter Scott's Text
  • Chapter 8 - Oliver Cromwell's Text
  • Chapter 9 - Francis Xavier's Text
  • Chapter 10 - J.B. Gough's Text
  • Chapter 11 - John Knox's Text
  • Chapter 12 - William Cowper's Text
  • Chapter 13 - David Livingstone's Text
  • Chapter 14 - C.H. Spurgeon's Text
  • Chapter 15 - Dean Stanley's Text
  • Chapter 16 - William Carey's Text
  • Chapter 17 - James Hannington's Text
  • Chapter 18 - William Wilberforce's Text
  • Chapter 19 - John Wesley's Text
  • Chapter 20 - William Knibb's Text
  • Chapter 21 - John Newton's Text
  • Chapter 22 - Andrew Fuller's Text
  • Chapter 23 - Stephen Grellet's Text

A Handful of Stars Texts That Have Moved Great Minds

This is the second book in the Texts That Made History series by Frank W. Note: The mp3 files are now hosted from Google Drive. You can also access all of the files from the Google Drive Download page:

Note

Although I am not a professional narrator, I do believe that the recordings are clear, understandable and enjoyable to listen to. Any feedback or encouragement is appreciated.

Tim Bower

tim (at) ksu.edu

Dr. F.W. Boreham (1871 - 1959)

It is unfortunate that more Christians are not aware of the writings of Frank W. Boreham. Like Warren Wiersbe, Billy Graham and others, Boreham has become one of my favorite authors to read. I became aware of him from Wiersbe's book 50 People Every Christian Should Know. Many of his books are collections of essays and sermons containing many thought provoking stories with references to scripture. Biography, history and scripture are key themes in his writing.

Frank Boreham is from England, but spent most of his adult life in New Zealand, Tasmania and Australia. More information about his life is found on a Wikipedia page.

Boreham penned 51 books from 1891 to 1958. An unpublished work was then published after his death in 1961, bring his authorship count to 52. In the United States, many of his books are in the public domain (90 years from publication). Some of these books may be found in digital form on archive.org, Amazon and other web sites. Many people are challenged to find time for reading, but are able to enjoy audiobooks as they travel or relax. Thus, with the hopes of bringing encouragement to fellow believers, I wish to increase the availability of his writing through the recording of audiobooks.

Texts that Made History

Boreham's most famous books are his series of five books, published between 1920 and 1928, derived from the 125 sermons on the theme "Texts that Made History". These are collections of brief biographies and the text from scripture that was significant in the life of each. It is biography and devotional Bible study expertly woven together to produce interesting and inspirational stories. These books include: A Bunch of Everlastings, A Handful of Stars, A Casket of Cameos, A Faggot of Torches, and A Temple of Topaz. A long term goal is to record audiobooks of all of these, plus some of his other books. Only the first two of these are currently in the public domain, so I need to wait a few years to complete this goal.

LibriVox

I am working with the LibriVox Project to record the audio books. LibriVox volunteers record chapters of books in the public domain and release the audio files back onto the Internet. The goal is to make all public domain books available as free audio books.

Once each book is completed, it is made available to the general public for download at archive.org.