Friday, April 25, 2014

Stepping Heavenward
Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss.
The diary began after Katherine received a new desk and writing utensils for her sixteenth birthday. Her journal contained many thoughts about herself, life and God. She came face to face with her own selfishness, weakness and lack of spiritual interest, but struggled onward. Soon married life brought many challenges and reflections. A quote from the book: "And I think some of the best, most contrite, most useful of men and women, whose prayers prevail with God, and bring down blessings into the homes in which they dwell, often possess unlovely traits that furnish them with their best discipline." An important quote from Jean Paul Friedrich Richter is "our course heavenward is like the plan of the zealous pilgrims of old, who for every three steps forward, took one backward." Earnest Christians are sure to be pleased with the wisdom for everyday life contained in this book.
Paperback 6X9, 270 pages.
ISBN 9781935626879
STEPPING HEAVENWARD by Elizabeth Prentiss - Paperback $10.95.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Aunt Jane's Hero
Aunt Jane's Hero by Elizabeth Prentiss.
Aunt Jane was a widow who was rich with wisdom and advice for everyone she knew. Horace was injured in the Civil War which helped turn his soul to God. Because of Aunt Jane's advice, Horace courageously went ahead with his marriage plans while having little means to support a family. Horace and Maggie demonstrated a lifestyle that showed what is important in life: two hearts that loved each other and God. They did not have many material possessions, but they valued their riches in Christ. Aunt Jane said to Horace, "The truth is, I want you to set an example to the hosts of young men who are living unsatisfactory, bachelor, boarding-house lives. In nine cases out of ten pride lies at the bottom of these lives. Because they can't begin where their fathers and mothers left off, they won't begin at all. They dry up and stagnate for want of an object."
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Paperback 6X9, 186 pages.
ISBN 9781935626947
AUNT JANE'S HERO by Elizabeth Prentiss - Paperback - $9.95.

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Home at Greylock
The Home at Greylock by Elizabeth Prentiss.
When the large family came together for Christmas at Greylock there was much discussion about children and how to raise them. Mrs. Grey left a legacy of wisdom and comfort to all who knew her. "To follow in the footsteps of that venerated and beloved one [Mrs. Grey], was ambition enough for her; to serve God as she had served Him, to lend herself to every human soul that needed her, as she had done; this was her choice. The humble pathway was little heeded by a world that, struggling for the honors of life, cannot conceive of their being deliberately put by. But it was watched by the eye of God, and how often He met her upon and blessed her in it, is known only to Him."
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Paperback 6X9, 236 pages.
ISBN 9781941281031

Monday, March 31, 2014

Fred, and Maria, and Me
Fred, and Maria, and Me by Elizabeth Prentiss.
This is an amusing story of Aunt Avery and her nephew, Fred, who was always asking for help. Her soft heart gave him money to get his business going and for whatever else. Aunt Avery, who had never been 20 miles from where she was born, lacked knowledge in the ways of the world. She was unsettled when she went to New York and saw what Fred was doing with the money, but Aunt Avery's quaint ways that were based on the Bible were honored by God.
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Paperback 6X9, 52 pages, 5 illustrations.
ISBN 9781941281024