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A Released Prisoner

A Released Prisoner by the Religious Tract Society.A Released Prisoner

A touching narrative of a woman who visited people in prison. A friendless criminal in a prison cell became very sick and she came to visit and became his friend. He came to life by the simple fact of knowing she was not paid to be there. She shared the gospel and he became a Christian.

Paperback 4X6, 60 pages, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781946145048

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The Shipmates

The Shipmates by Richard Marks.The Shipmates

The story is about Joe Long, a shipmate, who would not listen to people who advised him to turn from his ways. Joe spent his money foolishly and came to poverty. Tom, in his relatively new faith, helps Joe to clean up to go to church. Joe is very grateful and God had mercy on him. “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.” Psalm 34:8.

Paperback 4X6, 1 illustration, 68 pages, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781946145031

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Conversation in a Boat, between Two Seamen

Conversation in a Boat, between Two Seamen by Richard Marks.Conversation in a Boat, between Two Seamen

“The ‘Repulse’ was as noble a seventyfour (sailing ship), and the crew were as fine fellows, as ever swam salt water, or went into action.” Two of the sailors sat and talked—Harry Williams, who is a Christian, and Tom Brown, who does not understand religious ways. They discuss the questions: Is the Bible true? and How do we know? “Bad men could not write a book so plainly condemning all sin. Good men would not have deceived mankind by pretending that an invention of their own was a divine revelation.” Tom’s understands his sinful heart, and a need to be born again.

Paperback 4X6, 1 illustration, 78 pages, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781946145024, Vintage Chapbook Series

 
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The Cottager's Wife

The Cottager's Wife by A Clergyman of the Church of England.The Cottager's Wife

A clergyman went to visit a sick woman in his parish and found that she was a Christian believer. Upon return visits he was impressed with the faith she had while living in a simple cottage. “Among this humble class, some of the most striking instances of the power and grace of Christ have been exhibited; and by them have the rich blessings of his Gospel been frequently most highly prized, and most purely enjoyed.” An important verse is: “Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?”—James 2:5.

Paperback 4X6, 1 illustration, 78 pages, Amazon.com link, ISBN 9781946145017, Vintage Chapbook Series

 
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The Navy Surgeon

The Navy Surgeon: The Conversion of Dr. Charles H. BroughtonThe Navy Surgeon: The Conversion of Dr. Charles H. Broughton by Samuel J. Cassels.

Dr. Charles Broughton, the subject of this biography, recounts through letters, when he came to Christ on board a man-of-war ship down near Key West, Florida. Illustrating the power of prayer, God poured his grace not only on Dr. Broughton but also six other members of his family who had become Christians while he was away. He portrays saving grace by taking up the cause and the spiritual development of his fellow seamen.

Paperback 4X6; 70 pages; Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281888, Vintage Chapbook Series

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The History of Tom White the Postboy

The History of Tom White the PostboyThe History of Tom White the Postboy by Hannah More.

Tom White had a Christian upbringing, but left that way of life for three or four years until he had a drunken racing accident. During his recovery he was motivated to seek God again. He had a new job opportunities and was married. He became a model of good behavior and grew successful and respected. The second half, written during the scarcity 1795, gives household advice that by hard work and good management time and money are saved so one can live prosperously.

Paperback 4X6; 102 pages; 1 illustration; Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281871, Vintage Chapbook Series

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Black Giles the Poacher & Tawny Rachel the Fortune-Teller

Black Giles the Poacher & Tawny Rachel the Fortune-TellerBlack Giles the Poacher & Tawny Rachel the Fortune-Teller by Hannah More.

Black Giles taught his children many cunning schemes to beg and steal. He is against education and promotes laziness and bad behavior as a way of life. When they came across widow Brown’s apple tree, their actions had surprising consequences.

Tawny Rachel, his wife, wormed her way into farmer’s homes and then offered to tell fortunes which she used to cheat them out of their money. Rachel tricked a woman by promising a husband, but Rachel’s own fortune was soon to be known.

Original title: Black Giles the Poacher: Containing Some Account of a Family Who Had Rather Live by Their Wits Than Their Work. Part 2 - History of Widow Brown’s Apple-Tree.

Original title: Tawny Rachel: The Fortune-Teller, with Some Account of Dreams, Omens, and Conjurers.

Paperback 4X6; 112 pages; 3 illustrations; Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281864, Vintage Chapbook Series

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Bear Ye One Another's Burdens & The Strait Gate and the Broad Way

Bear Ye One Another's Burdens & The Strait Gate and the Broad WayBear Ye One Another's Burdens & The Strait Gate and the Broad Way by Hannah More.

The first part, “Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens,” is about helping your neighbor. All people are portrayed as having a burden but individuals who help each other make their own burden manageable. The “secret packet,” or the black part of the burden, written in indelible ink, is concealed at all cost and gives extra weight to the burden.

The second part, “The Strait Gate and the Broad Way,” is an allegory of the parable of “The Ten Virgins” with their lamps in Matthew 25; cautioning people to be ready. It is combined with the parable of “The Narrow and Broad Gates” of Matthew 7:13, which speaks of not being weighed down with things of this world.
Original title: Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens: The Valley of Tears: A Vision.
The Strait Gate and the Broad Way: Being the Second Part of the Valley of Tears.

Paperback 4X6; 66 pages; 1 illustration; Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281857, Vintage Chapbook Series

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Parley the Porter

Parley the PorterParley the Porter by Hannah More.

This allegory is a tangible portrayal of the subtle fight against evil all Christians must face. The noblemen of the castle warned the servants to protect the castle and keep the robbers outside. Parley the Porter, a night watchman at the castle, was picked by Mr. Flatterwell, a robber, to be his friend. True to his name, Flatterwell plays upon the vanity of Parley. The warning is not to comprise beliefs and the story shows the results if they are trespassed.
Original title: Parley the Porter, An Allegory, Showing How Robbers without Can Never Get into a House Unless There Are Traitors Within.

Paperback 4X6; 50 pages; 1 illustration; Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281840, Vintage Chapbook Series

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The Pilgrims

The PilgrimsThe Pilgrims by Hannah More.

This allegory is a humorous portrayal of the vain ways people go about their lives. The story exhorts people to keep their mind on their heavenly destination and to prepare for it. “Now, as they knew they were always liable to be called away at an hour’s notice, one would have thought they would have been chiefly employed in packing up, and preparing, and getting everything in order. But this was so far from being the case, that it was almost the only thing which they did not think about.”

Paperback 4X6; 54 pages; 1 illustration; Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281833, Vintage Chapbook Series

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