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.
Work is continuing to progress well on the site revamp, with more work having been done on several of the pages, including the home page of particularbaptist.com, Kevin’s Portal, the Particular Baptist Library wiki and the confessional standards of the site (the standards are now completed).
I have also begun work on the Bible Studies section of the site, with the Romans Bible Studies revamp now being completed. So if you would like to have a look, please do, at:
As visitors to particularbaptist.com will be aware, the Particular Baptist Library site is a library of links to many hundreds of books hosted at particularbaptist.com and from many other sites around the web. It is in effect a ‘links library.’ This sort of a site can be very difficult to maintain, with links being changed regularly and sites disappearing – therefore dead links are are real problem in such a library.
With the revamp of the particularbaptist.com site, I thought it was time for a major revamp of the library as well. The old site will remain as is for the time being – and I expect that that will be quite some time – as the new site is developed. The new site is in fact a wiki site, thereby allowing visitors who are also members of the ‘wiki editing team’ to update the site as they feel necessary. Hopefully, over time, this will allow the library links to stay up to date a lot easier and quicker
than has been the case in the past.
But the library will also be improved through the addition of user generated book reviews. As the library grows, visitors (members of the wiki editing team) will be able to add their own book reviews to each book entry. Each book entry will have a link to the online book and a place for the book to be reviewed. There will also be book entries that have no online link, being essentially a book entry containing a book review/s only. I would expect it to be also possible to provide links to sites
where the book can be purchased.
I am accepting people who want to be part of the ‘wiki editing team’ now and into the future. To be accepted as part of the wiki editing team at Particular Baptist Library, you will need to be a Christian of reformed faith and understanding. Those who are not reformed are asked to not apply for editing privileges, though you are most welcome at the library and I would warmly encourage you to make full use of it. I make no apology for seeking to maintain the site as a reformed library, as keeping with the reformed nature of the particularbaptist.com site and sites.