Month: April 2017

my first book

When my mom died a few weeks ago, my sister gave me back the 1733 New Testament that I made for her many years ago. It was one of the 1st, if not the first, one that I made. I have been rebinding, tooling, and adding marbled paper to it for the past couple of days. Back then I used a pizza cutter to tool the covers, a putty knife to put the lines on the side of the spine hubs, and did not put marbled paper in my books. I have used my antique brass tools on it now and added the marble paper that Renee Gillespie of Pumpkintown Primitives​ has made for me. I think that it looks much better. I used way too thick of cow skin on this New Testament. It is sort of embarrassing, but I am sure that I have over 100 out there at events that look the same. I am going to sell this New Testament at a greatly reduced price to someone who will use it at events to reach people for Jesus, but can’t afford a full priced one. I used to would have given it away, but I have learned not to do that no matter how much I want to. Let me know if you will use it at events and can’t afford a full prices one.


Awake, thou that Sleepest by Charles Wesley

Charles Wesley preached his famous sermon,  Awake, thou that Sleepest” at the University of Oxford, England in 1742. This sermon became one of the Methodism’s most popular pamphlets and was re-published for years.


We make replicas of Wesley’s original 1742 pamphlet, the replica of this same sermon republished in 1777, and the 24th edition of this sermon that was published in 1783.  Look for all three of these pamphlets on our 18th Century Parson’s “Files” page in both .pdf & .pub formats.  You will also find them, and around a hundred others, on our 8gig Pamphlet Memory Stick at the following link: