Our friend and brother, Mark McWhorter, is a really interesting guy. Not only did he grow up in Marion, IL (as did I), and was baptized there (as was I), and left there (as did I), he also has a great sense of humor (as do I), and spent three decades as the assistant to the premiere heart surgeon in the world (as did… wait, no, nevermind).
One of the things that Mark does is buy books. And I don’t just mean a book here and there, I mean he buys entire libraries from Christians when they are trying to downsize, or after a preacher has passed away. So he has come across some really interesting volumes.
Several years ago, after the death of James D. Bales (you saw the freebie by him yesterday, right?), Mark was able to procure several boxes of books and personal effects from Bales’ library and office. And that’s where our big announcement begins…
Bales was an avid researcher. His writings were filled with evidence to prove his points, whether he was talking about Jesus Christ, Communism, Martin Luther King Jr. (yes, he wrote a book about him), or a plethora of other topics.
Among the things Mark acquired were some typewritten pages. Several typewritten pages. Hundreds of typewritten pages. And many of them were books–books which have never seen the light of day, because James Bales wrote them, but never published them.
Over the next few months, thanks to the generosity of our friend Mark, some of these previously unpublished books (some short, some longer) will be made available. Some of them will be sold as digital editions (99 cents), some of them will be FREE downloads in the Jimmie Beller Memorial eLibrary, and some of them will be available in print (like one on the Messiah’s Mission, which deals a lot with premillennialism). We will let you know when those are available as well.
Look for the first new James Bales item next week (and in the meantime, look for some other freebies tomorrow, and Wednesday, and Thursday, and Friday!).
Tell your friends.
-Bradley S. Cobb