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Thomas, Ian (1914 –2007)


Born Hampstead, London, England. Then Estes Park, Colorado, USA.

Major Walter Ian Thomas was a Christian evangelical writer, theological teacher and founder of the Torchbearers bible schools. At the age of fifteen, he felt convinced that he should devote all of his life to the service of the Lord Jesus. After being exhausted from continuous “doing…I got down on my knees before God, and I just wept in sheer despair. I said, ‘With all my heart I have wanted to serve Thee. I have tried to my uttermost and I am a hopeless failure.’ That night things happened. The Lord seemed to make plain to me that night, through my tears of bitterness: ‘You see, for seven years, with utmost sincerity, you have been trying to live for Me, on My behalf, the life that I have been waiting for seven years to live through you.'” He said: “I got up the next morning to an entirely different Christian life, but I want to emphasize this: I had not received one iota more than I had already had for seven years!”

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The Hour Is Come

The Stamp Of Reality

As God Intended Man To Behave

The Believer’s Hope

Blind Bartimaeus – The Unsaved Believer


A New Encounter

The Young Man Buried In The Wrong Place

The Feast Of The Passover

Diagnosing On The Basis Of Normality

God’s Covenant With Abraham

God’s Message To Dead Men

Ritual Takes The Place Of Reality

The Image Of The Invisible God

Partaker Or Believer

The Divine Logic

The Moral Option

Transformed Characters

The Nature Of Man


How To Do The Impossible

Studies In Esther – Pt1

Studies In Esther – Pt2

Studies In Esther – Pt3

Hang It On The Wall – A Place For God’s Feet In Your Heart – Pt1

Christ Came To Restore The Glory – No Sunrise Without Sunset – Pt2

Man In Normality – The Divine Logic – Pt3

Adam And The Fall – Far Away Planet – Pt4

Dirt In – Life Out – Light Off – Pt5

The Scarlet Thread Of Redemption – Pt6

Alive Again – The Golden Thread Of Life From The Dead – Pt7

The Better Hope – God Has Done What The Law Could Not Do – Pt8

Something Happened To Peter – Pentecost – Pt9

Ephesians 3:17-20


Moses’ Rod – incomplete

Corn Of Wheat – old reel to reel – poor sound

How To Live The Impossible Life

A Principle To Live By

A New Walk

Substituted Standards

Tired People

Amusing – Enough Poetry

For Savage Or Scientist


Ritual Or Reality

Esther – Pt1 – Dead To The World

Esther, Haman And Mordecai – Pt2

The following is a different series from those above and they were taken from very old reel to reel tapes and the sound quality is poor.

bad sound – Esther – Pt1

bad sound – Esther – Pt2

bad sound – Esther – Pt3

bad sound – Esther – Pt4

bad sound – Esther – Pt5

bad sound – Esther – Pt6