Collected Writings of J. M. Davies Vols. 1-3 Compiled by Mervyn Wishart

Roy Hill, Bristol, England [SEE PROFILE BELOW]

Category: Book Review

Precious Seed

Paperback in 3 volumes, 1428 pages, Published by STL, Cookstown, N. Ireland
ISBNs: 978-1-909789-25-8; 978-1-909789-26-5; 978-1-909789-27-2.

Mr. J. M. Davies was born in South Wales, UK, in 1895. He attended the Moody Bible Institute and Wheaton College in the USA where he acquired knowledge of Greek which was a great help to him in the understanding of the scriptures which he loved and practised. He and his wife were commended as missionary workers to India in 1920 and became fluent in the Malayalam language; he preached the gospel and taught the scriptures throughout the country. His knowledge was deep, his presentation clear and his application challenging. He was greatly loved throughout India, and in the UK and North America. Affectionally known as ‘JMD’, he was called home in Vancouver, Canada, in 1990, aged 95 years.

As a result of his time in India and his travels abroad, his oral and written ministry were widespread, but not readily available in any one place. As a result, a challenging project was undertaken by brethren in India and the UK to compile his written ministry and make it all available to 21st-century believers worldwide.

The three volumes make over 1400 pages and comprise nearly twenty-five books, booklets and other articles. They are written in the same style as Mr. Davies’ oral ministry which makes for easy reading and clear understanding of Bible doctrine. Each reader will have his own selection of the best of this collection. Mine include the section on Romans, The Christian’s Statue of Liberty, which is masterly; Israel’s Wilderness Journeys considered Prophetically, which is illuminating; and Let us go on to Perfection, a study of the parenthetical or warning passages in the Epistle to the Hebrews, which is so helpful. There are also many devotional truths which warm the heart and support the hopes of Christians as we wait for our Lord’s return.

This is a series of books which will appeal to all and certainly no serious Bible student should be without the value of this ministry. STL are to be thanked for making Mr. Davies’ writings available to a generation of believers who did not have the privilege of hearing our brother in person. As a result, many more will doubtless benefit and grow in their spiritual understanding of the good word of God.

Our thanks to Roy Hill, Pensford, England, for this review.

AUTHOR PROFILE: Chairman of the Precious Seed Committee

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2 Kings

Chairman’s Notes

Character Studies in the Book of Proverbs - The Sluggard - Part4

Collected Writings of J. M. Davies Vols. 1-3 Compiled by Mervyn Wishart

Cover Image - ‘And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write’, Rev. 3. 14.

David's Roll of Honour


The Epistle to the Colossians - Part 3

From Glasgow to Garenganze Ian Burness

The Gospel of Mark - Part 4


The Lordship of Christ is Recognized

Missionary work amongst the Hutterites in Manitoba, Canada

New Testament Church Basics – Understanding Local Assembly Character and Purpose - Michael J. Penfold

Personalities in the Nativity - Mary

Postal Bible School - Canada

Question Time - Is it wrong for a Christian to go out with someone who is not saved?

Safeguarding Children at Church in England

The Messianic Psalms - PSALM 68

The voice from behind

The World, the Flesh and the Devil Jack Hay

Their Finest Hour - Mary Magdalene

What does the Bible tell us about the future? Part 1 - The last days of the Church on earth

Word for Today - Shebet

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There are 51 articles by this author

Effective And Attractive Bible Study

Seven Sights For Sore Eyes

Christian Year Publications

Many Mansions?

A Pastor in New York

Excuses, Excuses

Where do we go from now?

Reports from By-gone Days

The Isle of Patmos

The Challenge of Youth

Concerning Joseph

These Things the Soldiers Did

The Hour is Come

Do We Look for Another?

The assemblies Address Book - Sixth Edition

The Ground

The Race

An Alert Assembly

Obedience to Parents

Evangelical Mission Press, South Africa

The Fleeing Prophet - Chapter 1 (running away from God)

The Polished Shaft


Not under Grace But under Law

The Frightened Prophet - Chapter 2 (running back to God)

The Polished Shaft

The True Vine

Its Foundation

The Faithful Prophet - Chapter 3 (running for God)

The Church at Laodicea

The Faithful Prophet - Chapter 4 (running behind God)

A Wonderful Heritage

Missionary Interest - Sending Money

Missionary Interest - Sending Men

Problems, Spiritual and Personal

The Lord Stood with Me


Introduction vv. 1-3

Partners, vv. 17-25

The Great Throne of Ivory Overlaid with Gold (1 Kings 10. 17-20)

Golden Censers and Vials; Revelation 5. 8; 8. 3-5; 15. 7.

The Gifts of the Spirit

The War in Yugoslavia


The Mistery of Godliness



Trip to Israel - March 6 -16, 2012

Tour to Israel, May 2013

The Messianic Psalms - Psalm 16

Collected Writings of J. M. Davies Vols. 1-3 Compiled by Mervyn Wishart