Dedicated to the preservation and free distribution of early Quaker writings

This website exists to freely share the writings of early members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), believing that no other collection of Christian writings more accurately communicates or powerfully illustrates the soul-transforming power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Our 130 books are available for free download in multiple editions and digital formats, and a growing number of them are also recorded as audiobooks. Or, if you prefer, order a paperback — you pay only and exactly what it costs us to have them printed and shipped to you.

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Truth in the Inward Parts, Vol. I
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Truth in the
Inward Parts

Vol. I

The Work of God in the
Souls of Ten Early Quakers

Volume I

Truth in the Inward Parts — Vol. I

This book contains the autobiographical accounts of ten men and women who experienced the transforming power of “Truth in the inward parts” (Psalm 51:6). Amidst a sea of Christian opinions and traditions, these believers would settle for nothing less than the light, power, and righteousness of Christ reigning in their purified hearts.

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Walk in the Spirit
Turford
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Walk in the Spirit

Hugh Turford

Walk in the Spirit

This treatise by Hugh Turford contains an exceptionally helpful and practical exposition of Paul’s words, “Walk in the Spirit, and you will not fulfill the lusts of the flesh,” and also describes the nature and power of grace, showing where it appears, and how it saves from sin and effects man’s salvation.

by: Hugh Turford

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The Writings of Isaac Penington, Vol. I
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The Writings of Isaac Penington

Volume I

The Writings of Isaac Penington — Vol. I

Even as a child, Isaac Penington recognized that the religion of his day stood in the will, understanding and opinions of man. Driven by hunger for truth, his life was a continual pursuit after God, and his writings evince a depth of understanding and spiritual experience that are equaled by very few.

by: Isaac Penington

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The Writings of Isaac Penington, Vol. II
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The Writings of Isaac Penington

Volume II

The Writings of Isaac Penington — Vol. II

Even as a child, Isaac Penington recognized that the religion of his day stood in the will, understanding and opinions of man. Driven by hunger for truth, his life was a continual pursuit after God, and his writings evince a depth of understanding and spiritual experience that are equaled by very few.

by: Isaac Penington

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No Cross, No Crown
Penn
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No Cross,
No Crown

William Penn

No Cross, No Crown

A classic treatise by William Penn, first written when a prisoner in the Tower of London in 1688; showing the nature, power, and experience of the daily cross of Christ, explaining what it is, how it is to be taken up, and the manner of its working in the true disciple of Christ.

by: William Penn

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Not sure where to begin? We’ve hand-picked a small number of our favorite books and split them up into four different categories to help you decide what to read first.

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Who were the Quakers?

The early Quakers arose in the mid 1600’s in England. Dissatisfied with lifeless religion, outward forms and ceremonies, their hearts longed to experience the true life and power of New Testament Christianity. They came to see that the same Jesus Christ who died on the cross for our sins also appears by His Spirit in our hearts, and that, when yielded to, His heavenly light and grace becomes our salvation as it purifies and truly changes us from within.

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Formats & Editions

On this site you will find many books available in multiple formats. Our desire is to make these precious writings as accessible as possible to today’s seeker of truth—therefore, each book has been converted to 3 digital formats: pdf, mobi (for Kindle), and epub (all other e-readers including Apple Books). A growing number of our books are also available as audiobooks. And in addition to these formats (which are 100% free to download), paperback books are available at cost for every title offered on our site.

Besides offering these books in digital, audio, and printed formats, most of these publications are available in different editions as well. We offer an original, unedited edition for those who enjoy the archaic language and style. But because most readers find the older English somewhat challenging, we offer minimally and carefully modernized editions as well. For more information click here.

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We currently have 130 books available for free on this site. On our “Explore” page you can browse all the titles by edition, region, time period, tags, and more, or search the full library to find exactly what you’re looking for.

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