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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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 reels 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