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The Boy Who Never Lost a Chance

The Boy Who Never Lost a ChanceThe Boy Who Never Lost a Chance by Annette Lyster.

Roger Read kept alert for a "chance" or an opportunity of an available job because his grandfather told him: "Never lose a chance," and "Earn your dinner before you eat it." After Jack Sparling told Roger not to miss the chance to go to heaven; Roger began seeking spiritual chances as well as employment chances. Roger's story is about growing successful spiritually, professionally and personally.

Paperback 4X6, 140 pages, 4 illustrations. Amazon.com; ISBN 9781941281406; Pocket Moral Stories

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Slim Jack: The History of a Circus Boy

Slim JackSlim Jack: The History of a Circus Boy by The American Sunday School Union.

Jack Ward was an orphaned twelve year old who was raised by Mr. Martin. The circus came to town and Mr. Martin sold Jack to the circus men. After many years of this unhealthy lifestyle, Jack recovered in the hospital and his rebellious spirt was softened by God. As the book states: "If any of my readers come to the same determination that Sally made, which was, never to encourage amusements of a sinful nature, or such as are afforded at the expense of danger and suffering to others, Aunt Fanny will not have related the story of "Slim Jack" in vain." 

Paperback 4X6, 122 pages, 3 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281390; Pocket Moral Stories

 
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The Watchmaker and His Family

The Watchmaker and His FamilyThe Watchmaker and His Family by Caesar Malan.

The watchmaker put in long hours, but suddenly stopped at midnight on Saturday. His observance of the Sabbath forbade him to continue. When a client wanted his watch fixed, his faith was tested, and he faced ridicule when a man wanted the work done on Sunday or he will go elsewhere. This true account is a great example of a Sabbath keeper maintaining his beliefs, and the blessing God gave as a result. The key concepts involved are Sabbath keeping and alcoholism.

American Tract Society description: This tract was translated from the French of Rev. Caesar Malan, of Geneva, for the Religious Tract Society, London, who have "sufficient evidence that they are founded on facts and essentially correct representations of what actually occurred.” An entertaining narrative, showing how scrupulously the Watchmaker observed the Sabbath when almost compelled to its violation; his exemplary Christian deportment in his family, with the history of his early life and conversion.

Paperback 4X6, 58 pages, 1 illustration, Look inside at Amazon.com, ISBN 9781941281925; Vintage Chapbook Series

 
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Rebecca the Peacemaker: Coals of Fire

Rebecca the PeacemakerRebecca the Peacemaker: Coals of Fire by the Religious Tract Society.

A playfully written story about twenty year old shopkeeper named Rebecca who was wronged in love and friendships. She made peace by forgiving others, but also went further by giving to meet their needs. Also included is the story of "Coffee Pot Sam." Sam worked a construction job and liked to drink his coffee while his rough coworkers spent their time at the local pub. Sam shared his faith, preached abstinence and bore trials with patience. The moral is that good character wins in the end.

Paperback 4X6, 140 pages, 2 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281352; Pocket Moral Stories

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The Weaver's Daughter

The Weaver's DaughterThe Weaver's Daughter by John Tappan.

A weaver came from Ireland to America for more opportunity in his linen weaving business. This narrative is of his daughter, Mary, raised in a Catholic family. She searched for answers in her church and became a nun but was not satisfied. From the text: “But my religion was all outward; my heart was hard and proud, and my temper easily roused.” After searching the Bible, she became a Christian that trusted in Christ for salvation. She was ordered out of the house and endured persecution because of her conversion.

Paperback 4X6, 50 pages, 1 illustration, ISBN 9781946145000, Look Inside at Amazon.com

 
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Duty Is Safety or Troublesome Tom

Duty Is SafetyDuty Is Safety or Troublesome Tom by Mary Martha Sherwood.

Ten year old Tom Page found trouble very easily. When he ran away from angry boys he became lost and examined his ways. Tom's heart changed and turned to God. "Duty is Safety: let a child act dutifully, that is, in obedience to the will of his parents, and masters and he is on the way of safety—let him go against their will and he makes to himself as many foes as he has acquaintances." Also included is the story of "Betsy Bartlett." Fourteen year old Betsy could not bear being found fault with, and she had a bad temper. She took a job as a nursemaid, and when corrected in her duties, she started to cry. She was given good advice: "Ask for God's help and put your trust in him alone." "Pray for grace to look upon the favor of your heavenly Father as the chief end in all you do."

Paperback 4X6, 140 pages, 21 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281376;

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We Must Live

"We Must Live""We Must Live" by The American Tract Society

This is a narrative about keeping the Sabbath as a time of rest. The title, We Must Live, is the excuse people use to work on the Sabbath and produce an income for their families. It is human reasoning is valued here, but this idea is overturned with God’s wisdom. The moral of the examples is the principal that God blesses those who follow His commandments.
The American Tract Society description: Illustrating the fallacy of this excuse for trafficking in ardent spirits and trading on the Sabbath, by entertaining and instructive narratives.

Paperback 4X6, 50 pages, 1 illustration, ISBN 9781941281987, Look Inside at Amazon.com

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Essie's Journey and What She Found in It

Essie's JouneyEssie's Journey and What She Found in It by Howe Benning.

Fourteen year old Essie was proud and envious and she often compared herself to her schoolmates. But when she visited relatives she was given helpful advice: "If you go out into life with all these earnest aspirings centering in self, you will be only one of the many ambitious, whose lives prove but failures. If, dear Essie, you are willing to take into your heart a higher motive, and the Name above all others, then you will find rest yourself, and bring it to others. Is not this what you want?"

Paperback 4X6, 120 pages, 2 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281338; Pocket Moral Stories.

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William Kelly: The Happy Christian

William KellyWilliam Kelly: The Happy Christian by Rev. Hugh Stowell.

WILLIAM KELLY (1731–1808), was a man of the world with many immoral habits. He spent more than he made and was reduced to shame. In the thirtieth year of his life, his hat was seized as security for a down payment of a debt and out of desperation he looked to God. His attitude improved and his life turned around. The furniture of his home was a bed, a table, a stool, and a candlestick, yet he was perpetually cheerful, and thankful. Here is an example of a happy Christian living a simple life.

Paperback 4X6, 58 pages, 1 illustration, Look inside at Amazon.com, ISBN 9781941281932

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The Child's Life of Christ

tcloc1 1The Child's Life of Christ: The Wonderful Life by Hesba Stretton.

This book is a combination of the four Gospels into one storyline of Christ's life. Included are his birth, miracles, teachings, death, and resurrection. It "has been written for those who have not the leisure, or the books, needed for threading together the fragmentary and scattered incidents recorded in the four Gospels." Thirty two works of art by Heinrich Hofmann, Bernard Plockhorst and others, help visualize this rich time in history. The text is updated to modern language.

Paperback 8X10, 178 pages, 32 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281178

 
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