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Nobody Cares

Nobody CaresNobody Cares by Crona Temple.

The children had a festive day at school, but Rhoda was alone and nobody cared about her. A man addressed the classroom one day: "We are placed here in the world for a purpose, and, little and mean as we are, it is a grand purpose too! We are placed here to do God's will." When Rhoda became a Christian her new life sparked questions in the lives of others. Rhoda became a good nurse, and the girl nobody cared for became a good caregiver. This book also contains the story of "Cousin Lily." Margaret Leslie had a cousin named Lily who came from India because of sickness, but Margaret refused to care for her and she got worse. The moral of the story is about Margaret's change of heart.

Paperback 6X9, 110 pages, 1 illustration. Amazon.com link; ISBN  9781941281413

 
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The Naughty Girl Won

The Naughty Girl WonThe Naughty Girl Won by The Religious Tract Society.

Kitty Willis had a painful choke in her throat and a tear in her eye when she was left alone because she was so naughty. Lucy Burn, a sincere Christian, felt sorry for Kitty and made friends with her. The other school girls were "Christians" but they were proud and vain. When Kitty fell sick, Lucy became her nurse and read out of the Bible and prayed for her which led to a work of the Spirit in Kitty.

Paperback 4X6, 140 pages, 2 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281437; Pocket Moral Stories

 
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The Story of Mary Jones and Her Bible

The Story of Mary jones and Her BibleThe Story of Mary Jones and Her Bible by Mary E. Ropes.

Mary Jones was poor and illiterate. She learned to read and walked two miles to study a neighbor's Bible. A resolution became fixed in her mind that she must have a Bible of her own. For six years she did odd jobs for halfpennies, until she had enough to buy a Bible. One bright morning she walked barefoot 25 miles to buy the Bible. When she reached Mr. Charles, he said that he did not have any Bibles for sale. Mary broke down and wept bitterly, and his heart was so touched that he could not deny her a Bible. Mr. Charles, deeply moved by Mary's story, was taken by conviction to supply Bibles for all of Wales. He petitioned before the Religious Tract Society in London, and was warmly received. In March, 1804, the British and Foreign Bible Society was established for the purpose of Bible distribution worldwide and is still active today.

"If but one heart is moved by the perusal of these pages to more earnest work Mary Jones, for the Master, to self-denial and loving service in the spread of His truth; to a more eager study of God's Word, and a greater zeal in circulating and making it known among others—then indeed this little story of the poor Welsh girl and her Bible will not have been written in vain."

Paperback 6X9, 106 pages, 29 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281420

 
$7.95

Roses

RosesRoses by Amy Le Feuvre.

Mrs. Fitzherbert was asked to take care of Dimple, an eight year old orphaned girl. She gave Dimple a plot of ground to grow her own garden. The book uses garden analogies to teach lessons throughout: "Yes, I see a lot of weeds this afternoon. A nasty ugly one has just cropped up, called disobedience; and impatience and self-will have been up some time, and are growing bigger every day." The story teaches that roses must have a gardener to grow well and so we see the need of God tending our souls.

Paperback 6X9, 148 pages, 4 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281345

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The Boy Who Never Lost a Chance

The Boy Who Never Lost a ChanceThe Boy Who Never Lost a Chance by Annette Lyster.

Roger Read kept alert for a "chance" or an opportunity of an available job because his grandfather told him: "Never lose a chance," and "Earn your dinner before you eat it." After Jack Sparling told Roger not to miss the chance to go to heaven; Roger began seeking spiritual chances as well as employment chances. Roger's story is about growing successful spiritually, professionally and personally.

Paperback 4X6, 140 pages, 4 illustrations. Amazon.com; ISBN 9781941281406; Pocket Moral Stories

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Slim Jack: The History of a Circus Boy

Slim JackSlim Jack: The History of a Circus Boy by The American Sunday School Union.

Jack Ward was an orphaned twelve year old who was raised by Mr. Martin. The circus came to town and Mr. Martin sold Jack to the circus men. After many years of this unhealthy lifestyle, Jack recovered in the hospital and his rebellious spirt was softened by God. As the book states: "If any of my readers come to the same determination that Sally made, which was, never to encourage amusements of a sinful nature, or such as are afforded at the expense of danger and suffering to others, Aunt Fanny will not have related the story of "Slim Jack" in vain." 

Paperback 4X6, 122 pages, 3 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281390; Pocket Moral Stories

 
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Rebecca the Peacemaker: Coals of Fire

Rebecca the PeacemakerRebecca the Peacemaker: Coals of Fire by the Religious Tract Society.

A playfully written story about twenty year old shopkeeper named Rebecca who was wronged in love and friendships. She made peace by forgiving others, but also went further by giving to meet their needs. Also included is the story of "Coffee Pot Sam." Sam worked a construction job and liked to drink his coffee while his rough coworkers spent their time at the local pub. Sam shared his faith, preached abstinence and bore trials with patience. The moral is that good character wins in the end.

Paperback 4X6, 140 pages, 2 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281352; Pocket Moral Stories

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Duty Is Safety or Troublesome Tom

Duty Is SafetyDuty Is Safety or Troublesome Tom by Mary Martha Sherwood.

Ten year old Tom Page found trouble very easily. When he ran away from angry boys he became lost and examined his ways. Tom's heart changed and turned to God. "Duty is Safety: let a child act dutifully, that is, in obedience to the will of his parents, and masters and he is on the way of safety—let him go against their will and he makes to himself as many foes as he has acquaintances." Also included is the story of "Betsy Bartlett." Fourteen year old Betsy could not bear being found fault with, and she had a bad temper. She took a job as a nursemaid, and when corrected in her duties, she started to cry. She was given good advice: "Ask for God's help and put your trust in him alone." "Pray for grace to look upon the favor of your heavenly Father as the chief end in all you do."

Paperback 4X6, 140 pages, 21 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281376;

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Essie's Journey and What She Found in It

Essie's JouneyEssie's Journey and What She Found in It by Howe Benning.

Fourteen year old Essie was proud and envious and she often compared herself to her schoolmates. But when she visited relatives she was given helpful advice: "If you go out into life with all these earnest aspirings centering in self, you will be only one of the many ambitious, whose lives prove but failures. If, dear Essie, you are willing to take into your heart a higher motive, and the Name above all others, then you will find rest yourself, and bring it to others. Is not this what you want?"

Paperback 4X6, 120 pages, 2 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281338; Pocket Moral Stories.

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The Child's Life of Christ

tcloc1 1The Child's Life of Christ: The Wonderful Life by Hesba Stretton.

This book is a combination of the four Gospels into one storyline of Christ's life. Included are his birth, miracles, teachings, death, and resurrection. It "has been written for those who have not the leisure, or the books, needed for threading together the fragmentary and scattered incidents recorded in the four Gospels." Thirty two works of art by Heinrich Hofmann, Bernard Plockhorst and others, help visualize this rich time in history. The text is updated to modern language.

Paperback 8X10, 178 pages, 32 illustrations. Amazon.com link; ISBN 9781941281178

 
$10.95