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.
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.
Golden Threads was a book of moral stories published c1866, by Mrs. Helen C. Knight. The 63 selections gleaned for this edition are selected for their Christian gospel content. Most all are moral parables that teach Biblical principals and are intended for families with older children.
Jessica, an inquisitive barefoot girl, took an interest in the coffee stall run by Daniel. Following Daniel into a strange building she began an adventure that will change her life. Jessica knows little about God's love, but has an inquisitive mind showing that a person who seeks eventually finds God. This is one of Hesba Stretton's most popular tales, a touching story first published in 1867.
Paperback, 9 illus., 54 p.; ISBN 9780981750521; LCCN 2008939470; Amazon.com link
Young Ben Ashton works the street, earning a "copper" as a package carrier. A lady customer takes an interest in Ben and helps him prosper. A rescued homeless man known only by his bed number becomes very important. This Victorian children's story, written in 1889, by Ruth Lamb, portrays unconditional Christian love and the power of prayer.
Nineteen years old and from a small town, Ursula finds seminary a delight. While home for the summer she puzzles over what to make of herself. This Christian story written by Howe Benning, in 1884, portrays the tension between Ursula's own desires and God's plans for her. Engaging with friends, family, and neighbors, she embarks on adventures which test her independence. The parting words of Miss Elno, her seminary teacher, "simply follow Jesus" echo in her mind, as God surprises her with new beginnings.
Paperback, 4 illus., 164 pages, ISBN 9780981750507; LCCN 2008933167; Amazon.com link