Covetousness by Lillian Harvey and Edwin Robert Tait

Covetousness has been termed “The sin very few ever confess.” In fact, that is the subtitle of the book Covetousness, written by Lillian Harvey and published by Harvey Christian Publishers. A few quotes from this book will give you an idea of its main thrust and purpose.
“The sin of the whole world is essentially the sin of Judas—men do not disbelieve their Christ; but they will sell Him.”
“If money be not thy servant it will become thy master. The covetous man cannot so properly be said to possess wealth as it may be said to possess him.”—Charcon.
“It is not the fact that a man has riches which keeps him from the kingdom of Heaven, but the fact that the riches have him.”
—David Caird

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Hast Thou No Scar?

Most Christians have heard of Amy Carmichael. As well as being a devoted missionary in India for many years, Amy was also a writer and poet. She writes out of her wealth of experience. In Royal Purposes, a small devotional of thirty-one readings and compiled by Edwin and Lillian Harvey, one of her many poems is included in the reading, “Scarred in Battle.”
Hast thou no scar?

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Through the Door of Destitution—Royal Purposes

The first beatitude, “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven,” is not exactly the kind of statement one hears on today’s media. To express one’s need, to acknowledge one’s lack—that does not seem the way to inherit anything, let alone a kingdom. Yet these words are Jesus’ words, our Lord and Master, God incarnate, Wisdom Incarnate, and they echo through the ages and knock at the doors of our hearts.

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Quotable quotes from The Christian’s Daily Challenge.

I gave up all for Christ, and what have I found? I have found everything in Christ.
—John Calvin. (p. 92.)
It is easy to appear a Daniel in a country where there are no lions. (p. 141.
We need not make so much effort to defend the Bible as to practice it . p. 199.
To speak well, is to sound like a cymbal, but to do well, is to act like an angel.
—Phillips Brooks. (Ibid.)
Blessed is any weight, however overwhelming, which God has been so good as to fasten with His own hand upon our shoulders.
—F. W. Faber. (p. 218)

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When God Beats Time

There’s a song that God is writing on the staff for you and me,
And its melody is sweeter than the songs of earth could be;
For the major and the minor of this song of life sublime
Bring us nearer home to Heaven—when God beats time….

There are “holds” and “rests” before us, and to pause it may be hard,
But we find a hidden meaning when we come to God’s retard”;
He alone can give expression, make the song of life sublime,
If we only mind the pauses—when God beats time.

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Tribulation Worketh by G. D. Watson

The book, Tribulation Worketh by G. D. Watson, is unique. It differs from his other books because it is a compilation of his writings on the subject of the blessings of tribulation—what suffering does for the soul. On the cover is a picture of a plowed field indicating that suffering plows the soul and prepares it for God’s sowing and harvesting. This book contains sixteen chapters, each taken from various other of Watson’s writings. It was compiled by Edwin and Lillian Harvey and has proved a blessing to many suffering saints. Pastors have used it in hospital visitation. It has only seventy-eight pages so is easily read. The book is introduced by the following poem:

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Books by G. D. Watson

“God is our nearest relative.” This is the opening sentence of the book, Our Own God, by G. D. Watson and this is the sentence which met the eyes of Edwin Harvey as he thumbed through this book in a friend’s home in Northern Ireland, many years ago. Edwin, co-author of Kneeling We Triumph, the They Knew Their God series, and many other books published by Harvey Christian Publishers, became immediately enthralled and immediately proceeded to read Our Own God through seven times consecutively.

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Books other than those written by Edwin and Lillian Harvey

Harvey Christian Publishers do publish other books besides those written by Edwin and Lillian Harvey. Most of these are reprints such as the books by G. D. Watson, George Bowen, and Gerhardt Tersteegen. Then we do have several books written by contemporaries of the Harveys. These include a book by Emil Kremer, Eyes Opened, a book by a Welsh evangelist, Robert Cox called Elisha, and several by John Wright Follette whose most well known is Broken Bread. Other books include Missing the Way by Patricia St. John, well known British children’s author, several autobiographies–Striking Incidents by Breeden, Amanda Smith, and William Carvosso. Blessing the Church? by Clifford Hill, and the Letters of John Fletcher.
All these and more can be found on our Online Christian Bookstore,

Nuggets From Ephesians

Nuggets From Ephesians.
Edwin and Lillian Harvey, joint authors of many books published by Harvey Christian Publishers, are now in their Heavenly Rest. They leave behind a priceless legacy in their books. Edwin passed away in 1983 and several years prior to Lillian’s decease in 2008, she was incapable of continuing her writing and compiling. However, some old friends and former co-workers worked painstakingly together and culled material on the book of Ephesians from the Harvey files which, over the years, had been the source of most of their books. Culling, sorting, editing–the work was enormous and daunting but eventually Nuggets from Ephesians, Volumes One and Two, were completed. They are now available on Harvey Christian Publishers’ Online Bookstore.

Novels Published by Harvey Christian Publishers

Five novels have been published by Harvey Christian Publishers who generally specialize in devotional books and biographies of past saints. Some of our readers do not agree with novel reading and there is certainly a danger when Christians read fiction to the exclusion of more substantive books. However, I think most would agree that fiction has played an important part in the history of our civilization and has done much to influence the moral tone of our nation both positively and negatively.

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