There has been so much happening at ‘The Book Room,’ here at particularbaptist.com. So much that there isn’t enough time to settle down into a blow by blow description. All across the library (The Book Room) section of the site there have been improvements, link checks and additions, extra content added, projects completed and others begun. So the best thing to do is pop over to The Book Room and have a look around. Work is continuing at quite a pace, so be sure to check back often for more.
So what are a couple of the highlights?: – ‘The Life of William Farel,’ by Melchior Kirchhoffer, has now been completed and is available via HTML, PDF and on the Scribd platform (accessible via The Book Room). Find this via Church History at The Book Room. – ‘Foxe’s Book of Martyrs,’ by John Foxe is being greatly improved, with a much better second version of the book currently being added to the site. This will also be available in HTML and PDF formats, as well as on the Scribd platform. Find this via Church History at The Book Room. – ‘Memoirs of the Life, Times and Writings of Thomas Boston of Ettrick,’ by Thomas Boston is also currently being added to the site in both HTM and PDF formats, and will also be available on the Scribd platform. Find this via Church History at The Book Room. – There is also a wealth of resources available via the various directories in the church history section of The Book Room (Charles Haddon Spurgeon, Thomas Boston, John Bunyan, Richard Sibbes, etc – to name just a few).
So there is plenty happening and plenty to check out at The Book Room
I have been working steadily away on the various pages of ‘The Book Room’ (the Library) and making some useful progress. The number of broken links is incredible – resources that are no longer available or moved elsewhere at the various sites linked to. Slow progress, but progress none-the-less. One of the pages I have actually completed is the ‘John Bunyan Directory.’ This is what I am hoping to duplicate across The Book Room part of the site. I think it will be really useful to visitors of the site.
It has been so long since I have been able to work on the site. I have had many plans and wanted to get started again so many times, but ill health has always stalked me and prevented me from doing so. Finally, I have been able to get back to work (and there is plenty to do). Hopefully, Lord willing, I will be able to get a lot done over the next little while. After so long it will take me a while just to get a feel for the work again. Still, I am very keen, indeed beyond keen, to get into the work.
Today, I have done a little tinkering with just a few places, which I won’t bother to link to who here – just simply isn’t a lot that has been done to warrant it. Very soon I hope that will change and that there will be substantial things to add to here. Having been so long, I really need to go over the entire site and there will be some substantial changes, including some removal of content I suspect.
The main place that I have been tinkering today is in the library section of the site and the Bibles page in particular.
I am back again working on the site after another lengthy sabbatical (as it were) – at least it wasn’t as lengthy a break as other times I guess. Still, back again.
This is only a very small update, yet an important one that is in preparation for the Particular Baptist Reading Group, which will be reading volume 2 of ‘The History of the English Baptists,’ by Thomas Crosby shortly. So the update has simply added links to the necessary pages at both The Book Room and the Church History Institute. So this just means that the particularbaptist.com website will have all of the links to these volumes on Baptist history.
After another extended break (thanks to poor health) I have returned to work on the site once again. I have done some work on The Book Room section of the site – though there is still a lot more work to be done. I am working my way through, what I think is probably the most important section of the site, bit by bit and carefully also.
The most significant work that I have completed in The Book Room section of the site would be the ‘John Bunyan Directory.’ All links in this section of The Book Room are now working, though I must emphasis that ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ is the work I am currently working on, so return frequently for updates on that work. Sections are being added to Pilgrim’s Progress as our associated reading group works our way through it.
I have been making good progress on The Book Room (library) at particularbaptist.com – more than I would have expected to this point. Be sure to keep looking around – it is being improved, reviewed and updated on a very regular basis.
A lot of work has been completed on ‘The Book Room,’ which is the online library of particularbaptist.com. Most of the infrastructure (the actual web pages) is once again in place. A good number of the pages have had all of the links checked (dates for latest link checking are at the top of the page) and on these pages they all work, with the exception of those resources hosted at particularbaptist.com – these will require a good amount of work to make ready for the site.
Some of the pages that are up (a good number in fact) have yet to have the various links checked or to have the actual page reviewed and/or updated. I thought it would be useful to have the actual pages up regardless, as some of the resources linked to will still be valuable and actually available – even though that will not be the case for all of them. At least the library is finally working again and will continue to improve over time.
I have plans to greatly improve the usefulness of the library, but again, this will be a painstaking and possibly slow process.
Most of the site is now up and working again, though undoubtedly not all of the links are working yet. More content needs to be review and/or updated before becoming available again on the site. I am working on it though. Hopefully there will also be much more new content coming online as well. I’ll continue to work on the site over this holiday weekend and beyond.
The area of the site that will take the most work to update has now been reached. ‘The Book Room,’ which is the library page at particularbaptist.com, is a library of both links to resources around the World Wide Web and online content hosted on our site. I have a lot of work to do to get this valuable resource pool back online and available to our visitors.
I’m not sure when I will have all of this content back online, though I expect the infrastructure of the library will be in place by the end of this weekend. Content hosted at particularbaptist.com will be linked to, though may not be immediately available – as each resource will require considerable work to make it available again. Previously these works were available in HTML – I now hope to have them available in PDF.
After a lot of work I have the main page of ‘The Book Room’ up and functional at particularbaptist.com. It has taken me two years to get this back up (it used to be simply the library) at least. Not all of the links are working in the directories, but I wanted the links ready to go as the various pages came back online.