Amy Le Feuvre Book Descriptions
JILL'S RED BAG
Jill's Red Bag by Amy Le Feuvre.
Jack, Jill, and Bumps are a motherless little trio, with all the lovable contradictory traits of childhood, imbibing and giving out unaffected child thoughts of God and religion, and producing good results among the grown-up people of the household, as well as of the three children.—The Sunday School Journal Vol 36 (1904).
A capital story of three English children, Jack and Jill and "Bumps," who, in what they call a Bible game, build an altar in the woods, and vow a tenth of their possessions to the Lord. Their play afterwards becomes a serious religious duty, from the performance of which much unexpected good results. All three are normal and active children, in spite of this precocious devotional attitude; and their mischievous pranks, which sometimes involve the entire neighborhood, and the amusing conversations which they hold with each other and their elders, are delightfully recounted.—The Outlook, Vol 75 (1903).
Three children, hearing of Jacob's resolve at Bethel to give God a tenth of all he recieved, resolved to follow his example. The story of their whole-souled enthusiasm, its influence on others, and its result in the building of a mission church in a needly neighborhood are most graphically and facinatingly told in "Jill's Red Bag"—the flannnel receptacle into which each contribution found its way.—A. M. V. in Record of Christian Work (1904).
Three very rambunctious orphan children were presented to a new governess, Miss Falkner, who brought "thoughts of God" to the children. Jill's red bag was used to collect money to build a church, but people laughed, and dismissed her idea as only a child's fanciful dream. The theme of the book is about the virtue of giving to the work of God. An important verse is Genesis 28:22—"And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee."—Curiosmith (2014).