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How Apple-tree Court Was Won

hatcww1 1How Apple-tree Court Was Won by Hesba Stretton.

Apple-tree Court was a rough neighborhood that even the police would not visit. George Lancaster who ran a local mission house considered how he might connect with the people. After several failed attempts he was baffled. When his son offered to help, he reluctantly let him try. The story shows the value of sacrificial love, a parallel to Christ's sacrifice. Another Biblical principal is forgiving others; Colossians 3:13—Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you (NIV). Also Romans 8:32—He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all--how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? (NIV);

Paperback 4X6, 64 pages. link; ISBN 9781941281260; Pocket Moral Stories


A Miserable Christmas and a Happy New Year

A Miserable Christmas and a Happy New YearA Miserable Christmas and a Happy New Year by Hesba Stretton.

Kate was a beautiful daughter who helped comfort her father's patients. When the doctors assistant, Dr. Carey, took an interest in her, he sent a letter of his feelings. Unfortunate events started immediately. Mrs. Duffy was shot and taken to Dr. Carey's Hospital and Kate and Philip barely talked. But the story was not over. Kate was learning that in order to bear her own burden well, it was necessary to share that of another. Another moral principle is the forgiveness of serious sin.

Paperback 4X6, 3 illustrations, 86 pages. link; ISBN 9781941281253; Pocket Moral Stories; Look inside with Google Preview!


Poison in the Packet

Poison in the PacketPoison in the Packet by Hesba Stretton.

The Beamond household received a package wrapped in brown paper and labeled "Poison." After the package was opened they thought it was a joke because it contained nice clothes for the children. When troubles came they had to reconsider what it meant. The moral in this story is the vanity of nice clothing and the trouble it causes. Important scripture is Matthew 5:3—"Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Paperback 4X6, 2 illustrations, 38 pages. link; ISBN 9781941281246; Pocket Moral Stories

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Mrs. Burton's Best Bedroom

Mrs. Burton's Best BedroomMrs. Burton's Best Bedroom by Hesba Stretton.

Mrs. Burton was very proud of the her bedroom, "if pride of any kind or degree is allowable to a Christian." One morning she woke up and found a very big surprise. Hesba Stretton called this story "strictly true, and happened within the writer's knowledge." The moral in this story involves pride of possessions and knowing God's love no matter what a person has done. Important Scriptures are Genesis 16:13— "Thou God seest me," and 1 John 4:8—"God is love."

Paperback 4X6, 1 illustration, 32 pages. link; ISBN 9781941281239; Pocket Moral Stories

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Sam Franklin's Savings Bank

Sam Franklin's Savings BankSam Franklin's Savings Bank by Hesba Stretton.

Sam Franklin liked to secretly keep money hidden away. He had no faith in banks, so he kept the money at home and he would not even tell his wife. As the money grew so did his concern for it. But when his wife mistakenly disrupted his plans, the truth came out. The Biblical moral principles are "love of money," and "charitable giving."

Paperback 4X6, 2 illustrations, 46 pages. link; ISBN  9781941281222; Pocket Moral Stories.

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A Night and a Day

A Night and a DayA Night and a Day by Hesba Stretton.

Disaster came to the coal mine one day when it flooded with water. Simeon, Rueben's brother, was trapped along with several other people. Rueben went into the mine to save them, but not all went as planned. This story illustrates the Biblical principle of "Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends."—John 15:13.

Paperback 4X6, 1 illustration, 108 pages. link; ISBN  9781941281215; Pocket Moral Stories.


Left Alone

la1 1Left Alone by Hesba Stretton.

Suzzanne Perrier was an outcast of the village because she was a Protestant and the village was Catholic. When her adopted daughter, Fantine, became sick the village people would not help her, because she was an immoral heathen. The village was simply living out their Christian beliefs. The Biblical morals illustrated are "religious hypocrisy," and "forgiveness."

Paperback 4X6, 2 illustrations, 54 pages. link; ISBN  9781941281123; Pocket Moral Stories.


The Storm of Life

The Storm of LifeThe Storm of Life by Hesba Stretton.

Rachel Trevor was released from prison and went looking for her child, Rosy, at the workhouse. They were desolate and cold as they searched for food and work, and had no luck. A chimney sweep took them in and offered domestic employment. When they met Rachel's husband accidentally, she did not want to fall back in her old wicked ways with him, but she must be his wife. She showed unusual strength while she tried to resist evil. The story is an encouraging message of hope that God sees us in the midst of severe trials. An important quote is "Christ loves me, God loves me. Thou God seest me."

Paperback 6X9, 8 illustrations, 130 pages. link; ISBN  9781941281208


Words of Cheer for Daily Life

Words of Cheer for Daily LifeWords of Cheer for Daily Life by Charles H. Spurgeon.

Spurgeon points people to their faith in God for finding joy in life. Spurgeon said "I am the subject of depressions of spirit so fearful that I hope none of you ever get to such extremes of misery as I go to, but I always get back again by this—I know I trust Christ. I have no reliance but in him, and if he falls I shall fall with him, but if he does not, I shall not. Because he lives, I shall live also, and I spring to my legs again and fight with my depression of spirit and my melancholy, and get the victory through it. So may you, and so you must, for there is no other way of escaping from it. In your most depressed seasons you are to get joy and peace through believing." The twenty-one chapters are excerpts of sermons that have to do with joy and hope in Christ. The text is updated to modern language.

Paperback 6X9, 132 pages. link; ISBN  9781941281116

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A Man of His Word

amohw2 2A Man of His Word by Hesba Stretton.

Christmas Williams was well respected in his town, but he despised the new prayer meetings, psalm-singing and talk of a Savior. When Christmas' daughter, Easter, believed in Jesus as her Savior he threw her out of the house and promised never to talk with her again. She became married and had a son, but he kept his word and did not speak to them. The story continues and Christmas must be a "man of his word." When "keeping his word" becomes hypocritical, pride and reputation are seen for what they are in God's sight.

Paperback 4X6, 90 pages; link; ISBN 9781941281192; Pocket Moral Stories