William Penn

William Penn

William Penn (1644–1718), best known as the founder of the Province of Pennsylvania, was a man courted for his talents and accomplishments, admired for his genius intellect, and beloved for his amiable and humble disposition. He was born into a family of wealth and prominence, educated in the finest schools in London, and as a young man had the road to honor and preferment opened wide before him. But, having tasted something of the true power and purity of Christ in a meeting of the despised people called Quakers, he relinquished his prospects of honor and advantage, renounced the patterns and customs of the world, and lived a life of self-denial as a meek and faithful follower of Jesus Christ.

And that which added much to my encouragement was the fatherly care and behavior of the ministers in general, but especially of that great minister of the gospel, and faithful servant of Christ, William Penn; who abounded in wisdom, discretion, prudence, love, and tenderness of affection, with all sincerity, above most in this generation; and indeed I never knew his equal.

- Thomas Story

Books by William Penn

No Cross, No Crown
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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.

  • 141 pages
  • treatise, exhortation
  • Audio Book
  • 1451 Downloads
Primitive Christianity Revived
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Primitive Christianity Revived

William Penn

Primitive Christianity Revived

A combination of two separate publications by William Penn, one being his classic “Primitive Christianity Revived,” and the other, “A Brief Account of the Rise and Progress of the People Called Quakers,” which originally served as an introduction to the Journal of George Fox.

  • 159 pages
  • history, exhortation, doctrinal
  • Audio Book
  • 1060 Downloads
The Life of William Penn
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The Life of William Penn

William Penn

The Life of William Penn

William Penn was a prominent figure in the 17th and early 18th century, celebrated as an author, a minister of the gospel, and a statesman. The “Life of William Penn” by Enoch Lewis contains both a historical and spiritual biography of this eminent minister, and also includes a considerable collection of his most famous writings.

  • 605 pages
  • journal, history, exhortation, doctrinal
  • 121 Downloads
No Cross, No Crown (Unabridged)
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Friends Library Publishing
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No Cross, No Crown

William Penn

No Cross, No Crown (Unabridged)

The complete and unabridged classic treatise of William Penn, first written while imprisoned for his faith in the Tower of London in 1668; containing also his later additions to the work, and his collection of testimonies from “men of fame and learning” that further substantiate his position.

  • 393 pages
  • history, exhortation, doctrinal
  • 240 Downloads
The Rise and Progress of the People called Quakers
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The Rise and Progress of the People called Quakers

William Penn

The Rise and Progress of the People called Quakers

William Penn’s “Brief Account of the Rise and Progress of the People Called Quakers” (first published in 1694 as a preface to the Journal of George Fox) in which their fundamental principles, doctrines, worship, ministry, and discipline are plainly declared.

  • 126 pages
  • history, doctrinal
  • 121 Downloads
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“Come, reader, hearken to me a while; I seek your salvation, that is my design. A Refiner has come near you, His grace has appeared to you, a grace which shows you the world’s lusts, and teaches you to deny them. Receive His leaven, and it will change you. Receive His medicine, and it will cure you. He is as infallible as He is free.”

William Penn