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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 Two Old Men or What Makes Them Differ?

The Two Old MenThe Two Old Men or What Makes them Differ? by Caesar Malan.

The two conversations are of men with different characters. The first one, called Old Man, was confident of being a Christian and going to heaven, because he was generally a good person. The second man called Old William, was convinced of his corrupt nature and so trusted in Christ for his salvation, but was plagued by thoughts of past unworthiness. “Happy are those who, while journeying here, are enabled to look to the Savior. Old age has no terrors for them.”

Paperback 4X6, 50 pages, 1 illustration, ISBN 9781941281949, Look Inside at Amazon.com

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Contentment in Humble Life by William Read

Contentment in Humble Life: In a Brief Memoir of Thomas Hogg by William Read.Contentment in Humble Life

Thomas Hogg (1753–1818) was a blacksmith who made scissor chains. He almost never complained even though his life was so humble that he slept in ox stalls. He was an interesting example of the power of God to bring about contentment and cheerfulness in suffering. As the book states: “I have heard him declare that he never learned so complete a lesson of humility, contentment, and gratitude, as from the conduct of this man.” “A pleasing narrative of an individual in abject poverty; his contentment and cheerfulness in suffering; his superior qualities of mind; and his consistent and ardent piety.”

Paperback 4X6, 60 pages, 1 illus. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781946145109; Vintage Chapbook Series

 
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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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David Baldwin: The Miller's Son

David Baldwin:The Miller's SOnDavid Baldwin: The Miller's Son by Rev. William Crookshank.

David Baldwin (1810-1833) was the son of a miller that lived on Long Island, New York. The account describes David as a student of the popular philosophies of the time. Rev. Crookshank entered into an ongoing conversation with him probing and exhorting him to turn to Jesus Christ for salvation. He experienced a remarkable death bed conversion in a complete turnaround from his former thinking.

Paperback 4X6, 48 pages, 1 illustration, ISBN 9781941281994, Look Inside at Amazon.com

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George Lovell

George LovellGeorge Lovell by Joshua N. Danforth

George Lovell was the fictitious name Joshua Danforth used to describe the subject of this narrative. The prayer of George’s mother, when he was born, was that he would be consecrated to the Lord for the work of the ministry. He lived as a man of the world who loved dancing, but then had a powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit. The author gives parents an exhortation to pray earnestly for their children’s future. This account is said to be autobiographical, because of the exact similarities with the author’s own life.

Paperback 4X6, 52 pages, 1 illustration, Look inside at Amazon.com, ISBN 9781941281956; Vintage Chapbook Series

 
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Eliza Cunningham

Eliza CunninghamEliza Cunningham: A Monument to the Praise of the Lord’s Goodness, and to the Memory of Dear Eliza Cunningham by John Newton.

Eliza Cunningham (1771–1785), was adopted by the Rev. John Newton in 1782. She was the daughter of James and Elizabeth Cunningham. Elizabeth was the sister of John Newton’s wife, Mary. Consumption had gripped this 14-year-old niece, but she was a treasure in character. Her father, brother, sister and then her mother had passed away and entered the joy of their Lord. John Newton had taken a special liking to her and gave her much loving care. This account was originally written only for friends, but then published widespread because of demand.

Paperback 4X6, 70 pages, 1 illustration, Look inside at Amazon.com, ISBN 9781941281918, Vintage Chapbook Series

 
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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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The German Cripple

The German CrippleThe German Cripple by The American Tract Society

James, a severely crippled man near Rottenstein, Germany was taken care of by a shepherd's widow and then by a young clergyman. This story discusses James' example of positive attitudes toward severe hardship. With little to give materially, James, by the grace of God, gave much in other ways.

The German Cripple was translated from the original German into several languages and published by the Religious Tract Society and American Tract Society in the early nineteenth century.

Paperback 4X6, 50 pages, 1 illustration, ISBN 9781941281970, Look Inside at Amazon.com; Vintage Chapbook Series

 
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Cassy

CasseyCassy by Hesba Stretton.

Young Cassy set forth from her forest camp alone and made a dear friend of a crippled man. She found employment with a rather odd family in London and met a grandfather convinced he is a character in The Pilgrims Progress. Cassy passionately searched for the truth about God's existence.

This edition contains the bonus short story "A Man of His Word" by Hesba Stretton.

Paperback, 7 illus., 155 p., Amazon.com link; ISBN  9780981750545; LCCN  2009939229

 
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