The front of an undated tract, discovered on the train in New York City last week. No publisher name or address information is given.
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I despise visits from Jehovah’s Witnesses and have at times resorted to shouting profanity at them when they knock on my door. I do secretly enjoy the illustrations in their magazines, however, and I get a little excited when they leave publications when I’m not home. Here’s an uncredited illustration from the May 2013 issue of Awake.
For all who are praying that your Christmas gifts arrive in time, don’t worry: Jesus watches over the U.S. Postal Service. Scanned from an undated booklet published by Bible Harvest Plan in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Something cheerful as people finish up their shopping for Christmas gifts. The front cover of a tract published by Evangelical Tract Distributors in Admonton, Alta., Canada. Undated. Many more tracts by various publishers here.
Have You Found Rest? An undated tract published by Bible Tracts, Inc. in Bloomington, Indiana. Nothing about that pointing finger makes me feel restful. Lots more tracts by various publishers here.
Well, we were spared the 12/21/12 Apocalypse so to commemorate that close call, here’s the front of an undated tract published by Bible Tracts, Inc. in Bloomington, Indiana. Lots more tracts by various publishers here.