A Guide to True Peace (Free PDF)

A Guide to True Peace free pdf download

Upon first hearing about “A Guide to True Peace” and its influence upon one pastor A.B. Simpson, I did what I always do when seeking an older publication—I tried to find a free copy online. Though it has long been in the public domain, I was surprised I could only find a single rough scan of the 1815 edition. (There was originally an 1813 edition that underwent some refinements and emerged as the 1815 copy.)

Being that the scanned copy of the 1815 edition was rough, smudged and cut off in places, I felt compelled to send it out for transcription into this cleaner, digitized format. When the transcription came back, it too needed work, and so I was blessed with the opportunity to groom this edition line by line. An intimate process, to be sure!

Through this effort, I have come across several typographical errors and places where modern spelling conventions scream for correction, however I have chosen to leave most of these events untouched. These errors were not a result of the transcription process, but were actually found in the 1815 edition itself. My desire is to leave you with a very true copy of that edition, right down to the page separations and Roman numerals.

Having invested time into studying the work of A.B. Simpson, I recognize him as being a man who understood the character of our Creator better than most. If Simpson points to “A Guide to True Peace” as one of the most influential writings in his spiritual walk, you can be sure it offers priceless insight for you as well.

I hope you enjoy this 2017 resetting of “A Guide to True Peace.”

Download “A Guide to True Peace” PDF

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Matthew Schoenherr


  1. This morning I read an excerpt of A. B. Simpson’s The Power of Stillness in my devotional book, Streams in the Desert. I was intrigued about the book he referred to, True Peace. A google search brought me to this blog post and your resetting of said book. I will be printing it out today so I can read and study it away from my computer. Thank you for making this available. :)

  2. I am reading book one of J. Preston Eby’s teachings, “From the Candlestick to the Throne Room.” He mentioned A.B. Simpson’s encounter with True Peace. When I opened your pdf file and saw the names of Fenelon, Mollinos and Guyon, I was amazed. I’ve enjoyed their writings for many years. Thank you for your hard work and generous soul. I am blessed! God has a way of confirming His truth, even when we don’t hear it in church.

  3. I actually have the written book in my collection, I was google searching this book to read when I had some down time at work. This book had been one of the books that took me on my greatest Spiritual journey 22 years ago from knowing about God to knowing God. Very few people have traveled this journey from their head to their heart, But those who have grown weary of lifeless Christianity now have the road map placed before them. I encourage you to step out on to this road where in losing your life you will find it. He is everything you are looking for and more. Thanks Matt for placing this on line for all to read, It is a True Godsend.

  4. Thank you Matthew, for making this available. I’ve stumbled much on my way over the years. Perhaps I will get it right at last.

    Blessings from another on the Path.

    • Thank you for writing, kate! Have patience with yourself! It is a journey to Him and He is faithful to grow us up into all Truth! God bless you! Matthew


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