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The Rev. Legh Richmond's Letters and Counsels to His Children

The Rev. Legh Richmond's Letters and Cousels to His ChildrenThe Rev. Legh Richmond's Letters and Cousels to His Children by Legh Richmond and Fanny Richmond.

Selected from His Memoir and “Domestic Portraiture” with an Account of the Closing Scene of His Life Written by His Daughter Fanny Richmond

Legh Richmond imparts wisdom to his children through letters which include lists of good behavior, topical studies and poems. Amidst the swirl of life with twelve children he pleas for closer relationships and hearts that love God. Occasions like birthdays, marriages, ministry, sickness, and death, add gravity to his sentiments. While his counsel is wisdom for children, his loving caring attitude is a good example for parents. The letter from his daughter Fanny recounts Rev. Richmond’s last days. It reveals a father who left letters in their rooms as the preferred method of communication. Fanny states that he was a sensitive person who had an excellent perception of the beauty of the outdoors. She closed her letter with her hope for his legacy because “the seed of the righteous is not forsaken.”

Paperback 6X9, 138 pages, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781941281796

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The Child's Book on Repentance

The Child's Book on RepentanceThe Child's Book on Repentance: Designed Also for Older Persons by Thomas H. Gallaudet.

“The book was written to be studied, and reviewed and recited by children of a suitable age, to establish in their minds correct and abiding views of one of the fundamental doctrines of the Gospel.” Written in the format of a mother’s conversation with her children, the topics include different kinds of sorrow, what is sin, selfishness, and free agency. Many examples are given of false repentance and its forms. True repentance requires one to discern motivations, and to adopt the right understanding. Repentance “will be of no use unless it proceeds from a heart-felt sorrow for your sins, as committed against a wise, holy, just and good God. It will be of no use, unless you feel also a sincere reliance on Jesus Christ as your only Savior. It will be of no use, if it is made in your own strength.” The title page states that the book was written for children, but mentions it is “designed also for older persons.”

Paperback 6X9, 124 pages, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781941281789

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The History of Mr. Fantom

The History of Mr. FantomThe History of Mr. Fantom: The New-Fashioned Philosopher and His Man William by Hannah More

Mr. Fantom took up studying popular philosophy as a way to “draw public notice and distinguish himself” in society. His mind was filled with vain imaginations and grandiose plans that he espoused at his hangout called the Cat and Bagpipes. However, Mr. Trueman asked him to do good and challenged him to offer simple help to someone nearby. This idea was simply too mundane for such a high minded fellow who was solving the world’s problems, so he did nothing about it. This story unfolds in a tense debate between these two different outlooks.
This chapbook was written to counteract the influences of people such as Thomas Paine, who wrote “Rights of Man” and “Age of Reason” that were widely circulated during this period, in cheap editions, and were regarded as a negative influence.

Paperback 4X6; 92 pages; Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281802; Vintage Chapbook Series

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Pay-Night

Pay-NightPay-Night: A Dialogue on Saturday Evening by Rev. John Haslock.

William and Robert debated how to best spend their time. After their pay-night, Robert wanted to celebrate the Sabbath and William wanted to go boating. Robert wins the debate detailing the many blessings of keeping the Sabbath. There is warning to the reader of the evils of profaning the Sabbath.

Paperback 4X6, 42 pages; Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281819, Vintage Chapbook Series

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Ann Eliza Williams

Ann Eliza WilliamsAnn Eliza Williams: The Child a Hundred Years Old by William S. Plumer

Ann Eliza Williams’ witness of Christian devotion and testimony of the Spirit’s work in her is an inspiration to anyone. Ten-year-old Ann embraced a strong Christian faith and earnestly held fast to God as she underwent suffering with a terminal illness. The account related by Rev. William S. Plumer during the early nineteenth century, gives a detailed study of her Christian character.

Paperback 4X6, 48 pages, Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281826, Vintage Chapbook Series

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A Threefold Cord

A Threefold CordA Threefold Cord: A Precept, Promise, and Prayer from the Holy Scriptures for Every Day in the Year by American Tract Society.

“A Threefold Cord” is a selection of three Bible verses for every day of the year. The trio consists of a precept, a promise, and a prayer that are threaded together by the same spiritual truth. The title taken from Ecclesiastes 4:12: “A threefold cord is not quickly broken” when applied to three related scripture verses gives the reader a strong cord of truth to hold fast to. The verses are in the King James Version. This book was originally published as a miniature three by two and a half inches, but now is republished in the six by nine inch format for easier reading.

Paperback 6X9; 134 pages; Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281741

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The Silver Lining

The Silver LiningThe Silver Lining: Messages of Hope and Cheer by John H. Jowett.

Knowing the silver lining in life requires the discernment of Biblical principles. This book shows applications of Romans 8:28 with examples to help a person rest in God. Sorrow can accomplish what comfort and calm prosperity would always fail to do, because sometimes the tempest is needed to bring out the power and strength in one’s music. Loneliness has the silver lining of drawing us to the presence of the understanding Lord. Waiting produces eagles wings which moves our mind to things above. Clouds in life are a dwelling place of God and bring “fertilizing rains”—“The cloud experience is the minister not only of enrichment, but of enlargement.” John J. Jowett brings messages of encouragement and joy to help a believer know God’s goodness.

Paperback 6X9; 142 pages; Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281734

 
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Words Encouraging to Right Faith and Conduct

Words Encouraging to Right Faith and ConductWords Encouraging to Right Faith and Conduct by Matthew Henry. Complied by John S. Sherman.

This devotional contains over 170 quotes from Matthew Henry’s writings. John Sherman, the compiler, states in the book’s Preface: “Matthew Henry was an English divine who wrote in the eighteenth century, distinguished for his devotional spirit, practical piety, sound common sense, and intelligent views of the teachings of the Bible. In view of the life and character of so good and gifted a person, it is hoped these selections will be received with favor, displace reading that is frivolous, correct that which is erroneous, and promote morality and religion. Some of the sentences will find response in many minds.”

Paperback 5.25X8, 44 pages, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781941281710.

 
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The Backslider

The BacksliderThe Backslider by Andrew Fuller.

Andrew Fuller states: “I shall describe the nature and different species of backsliding from God—notice the symptoms of it—trace its injurious and dangerous effects—and point out the means of recovery.” When backsliding is identified: “The same way in which, if we be true Christians, we first found rest to our souls must be pursued in order to re-recover it; namely, by repentance towards God, and faith towards our Lord Jesus Christ.” Andrew Fuller describes the many mind sets and rationalizing of unrepentant sinful behavior and how to overcome it, which is sure to help any earnest believer.

Paperback 6X9, 68 pages, Amazon.com link. ISBN 9781941281727

 
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A Treatise on Self-Knowledge

A Treatise on Self-KnowledgeA Treatise on Self-Knowledge by John Mason.

John Mason states: “Self-Knowledge is the subject of this Treatise; a subject which, the more we think of it, the more important and extensive it appears: so important, indeed, that every branch of it seems absolutely necessary to the right government of the life and temper.” This concept is woven into of many spiritual pursuits like relationships, knowing and using talents, knowing weaknesses, confessing pride, temptations to avoid, thinking on the excellent, examining yourselves, proving your own work, and dealing with peaceful prosperity and adverse provocation. “Self-Knowledge,” John Mason’s most notable work, inspires thinking on this often disregarded subject. This edition contains the quotations and the study questions that were found in some earlier editions.

Complete Title: A Treatise on Self-Knowledge Showing the Nature and Benefit of that Important Science, and the Way to Attain It: Intermixed with Various Reflections and Observations on Human Nature.

Paperback 6X9; 190 pages, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781941281703

 
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