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The Desire of Ages

The Desire of Ages

The Desire of Ages is a proven source of inspiration and enlightenment to millions of readers all over the world. And with good reason, for it deals with a universal yearning—the desire for living life to its fullest with the knowledge that we are here for a reason. That we are loved.

This devotional classic tells the life story of the greatest spiritual leader the world has ever known—Jesus Christ. It does not merely set down a series of remote events; it presents the meaning of them so vividly that you will feel like you are an eyewitness to what is being described. And in these pages you will understand, possibly for the first time, the true, underlying significance of Christ's deeds and their bearing on your own life . . . here and now.

This book is like a harmony of the gospels. It takes Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John and combines the stories in chapter form. Of the thousands of books in the Library of Congress on the life of Jesus, this is one of the most used and asked for.

Other facts:

  •  Based on the King James Version.
  •  Tells the whole story of the Passion
  •  At the beginning of most chapters, it shows what Bible passage it was based on, so you can read along in the Bible.

To learn more about this book, you can go to

Table of Contents

1. "God With Us"  [p. 19]
2. The Chosen People  [p. 27]
3. "The Fullness of the Time"  [p. 31]
4. Unto You a Saviour  [p. 43]
5. The Dedication  [p. 50]
6. "We Have Seen His Star"  [p. 59]
7. As a Child  [p. 68]
8. The Passover Visit  [p. 75]
9. Days of Conflict  [p. 84]
10. The Voice in the Wilderness  [p. 97]
11. The Baptism  [p. 109]
12. The Temptation  [p. 114]
13. The Victory  [p. 124]
14. "We Have Found the Messias"  [p. 132]
15. At the Marriage Feast  [p. 144]
16. In His Temple  [p. 154]
17. Nicodemus  [p. 167]
18. "He Must Increase"  [p. 178]
19. At Jacob's Well  [p. 183]
20. "Except Ye See Signs and Wonders"  [p. 196]
21. Bethesda and the Sanhedrin  [p. 201]
22. Imprisonment and Death of John  [p. 214]
23. "The Kingdom of God Is at Hand"  [p. 231]
24. "Is Not This the Carpenter's Son?"  [p. 236]
25. The Call by the Sea  [p. 244]
26. At Capernaum   [p. 252]
27. "Thou Canst Make Me Clean"  [p. 262]
28. Levi-Matthew  [p. 272]
29. The Sabbath  [p. 281]
30. "He Ordained Twelve"  [p. 290]
31. The Sermon on the Mount  [p. 298]
32. The Centurion  [p. 315]
33. Who Are My Brethren?  [p. 321]
34. The Invitation   [p. 328]
35. "Peace, Be Still"  [p. 333]
36. The Touch of Faith  [p. 342]
37. The First Evangelists  [p. 349]
38. Come Rest Awhile  [p. 359]
39. "Give Ye Them to Eat"  [p. 364]
40. A Night on the Lake  [p. 377]
41. The Crisis in Galilee  [p. 383]
42. Tradition  [p. 395]
43. Barriers Broken Down  [p. 399]
44. The True Sign  [p. 404]
45. The Foreshadowing of the Cross  [p. 410]
46. He Was Transfigured  [p. 419]
47. Ministry  [p. 426]
48. Who Is the Greatest?  [p. 432]
49. At the Feast of Tabernacles  [p. 447]
50. Among Snares  [p. 455]
51. "The Light of Life"  [p. 463]
52. The Divine Shepherd  [p. 476]
53. The Last Journey From Galilee  [p. 485]
54. The Good Samaritan  [p. 497]
55. Not With Outward Show  [p. 506]
56. Blessing the Children  [p. 511]
57. "One Thing Thou Lackest"  [p. 518]
58. "Lazarus, Come Forth"  [p. 524]
59. Priestly Plottings  [p. 537]
60. The Law of the New Kingdom  [p. 547]
61. Zacchaeus  [p. 552]
62. The Feast at Simon's House  [p. 557]
63. "Thy King Cometh"  [p. 569]
64. A Doomed People  [p. 580]
65. The Temple Cleansed Again  [p. 589]
66. Controversy  [p. 601]
67. Woes on the Pharisees  [p. 610]
68. In the Outer Court  [p. 621]
69. On the Mount of Olives  [p. 627]
70. "The Least of These My Brethren"  [p. 637]
71. A Servant of Servants  [p. 642]
72. "In Remembrance of Me"  [p. 652]
73. "Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled"  [p. 662]
74. Gethsemane  [p. 685]
75. Before Annas and the Court of Caiaphas  [p. 698]
76. Judas  [p. 716]
77. In Pilate's Judgment Hall  [p. 723]
78. Calvary  [p. 741]
79. "It Is Finished"  [p. 758]
80. In Joseph's Tomb  [p. 769]
81. "The Lord Is Risen"  [p. 779]
82. "Why Weepest Thou?"  [p. 788]
83. The Walk to Emmaus  [p. 795]
84. "Peace Be Unto You"  [p. 802]
85. By the Sea Once More  [p. 809]
86. Go Teach All Nations  [p. 818]
87. "To My Father, and Your Father"  [p. 829]


Quotable Quotes

Through all our trials we have a never-failing Helper. He does not leave us alone to struggle with temptation, to battle with evil, and be finally crushed with burdens and sorrow. Though now He is hidden from mortal sight, the ear of faith can hear His voice saying, Fear not; I am with you. "I am He that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore." Revelation 1:18. I have endured your sorrows, experienced your struggles, encountered your temptations. I know your tears; I also have wept. The griefs that lie too deep to be breathed into any human ear, I know. Think not that you are desolate and forsaken. Though your pain touch no responsive chord in any heart on earth, look unto Me, and live. . . .

The light which fell from the open portals upon the head of our Saviour will fall upon us as we pray for help to resist temptation. The voice which spoke to Jesus says to every believing soul, This is My beloved child, in whom I am well pleased. . . .

He who stilled the angry waves and walked the foam-capped billows, who made devils tremble and disease flee, who opened blind eyes and called forth the dead to life,--offers Himself upon the cross as a sacrifice, and this from love to thee.

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