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Christian Classics Ethereal Library

The mission of the CCEL is to build up the church by making classic Christian writing available and promoting their use.

The Christian Classics Ethereal Library is a digital library of hundreds of classic Christian books selected for edification and education. The online server reaches several million different users each year.

CCEL texts are stored in our own Theological Markup Language, which is an XML application. Texts are converted automatically into other formats such as HTML or PDF.

Suggestions are available on how to use the CCEL books. One form of meditation commonly used with these books is called Lectio Divina.

Additional information about the CCEL is available: