Hold Fast and Other Stories
Hold Fast and Other Stories is an enjoyable collection of short stories by A.L.O.E. Each of these stories introduce the reader to precious, oft-overlooked Christian truths and values through sincere, straightforward conversations and interactions between characters in the stories. This collection will be enjoyed both the young and the young-in-heart!
Precepts in Practice
Precepts in Practice, or Stories Illustrating the Proverbs, is a marvelous collection of short stories that bring various truths from the book of Proverbs to life! Through carefully developed stories, lively characters, and various illustrations, this volume would encourage, instruct, and entertain readers of all ages.
The Young Pilgrim
The Young Pilgrim is a well-written illustration of Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress. The story follows the trials and temptations young Mark faces as he embarks on the life-long journey of being a Christian pilgrim in a sinful world. Disappointments, victories, and lessons learned by this young pilgrim are presented in ways even little ones would understand. This book not only entertains, but also speaks to the heart and edifies the soul!
Robert Rightheart and The Wanderer in Africa
Robert Rightheart takes the reader through the life of a shoe-black boy, Bob. Through his faith in God and the blessings which follow one who obeys the Lord, Bob becomes a strong, steadfast Christian.
The Wanderer in Africa is an exciting story of a rebellious young man who surrenders his life to Christ after many hardships. Readers will be thrilled by the dangers of life in the African deserts, encouraged by the struggles and victories of young David, and edified by the lively illustration of Psalm 32 throughout the entire story!
Tip Lewis and His Lamp
Tip Lewis and His Lamp is a heart-warming story of a poor wayward boy who, led to the Lord by the Holy Spirit and the efforts of faithful, hardworking Christians in his life, rises to positions of influence in his later years. By taking the Word of God as his lamp, Tip overcomes life’s temptations and struggles—all of which Christians meet with in their own lives. You will be inspired by the faith and spirit of this young boy!
Helen Lester was the very first book Isabella “Pansy” Alden wrote. It won the American Reform Tract and Book Society contest in 1865: the prize was rewarded to the manuscript that would best explain God’s plan of salvation so plainly that young readers could easily follow its teachings, and so winsomely that some of them might be moved to take Jesus Christ for their Savior, Master, and Friend. Helen Lester is a beautiful little story about how Christ changes the hearts and lives of young children and their families.
The Martyr of the Catacombs
Marcellus, a young captain in the Praetorian Guards, must find and capture Christians. His search leads him deep into the Catacombs, where he learns about the God of the Bible by steadfast Christians who live underground. Soon afterward his conversion, his faith is put to the ultimate test. The Martyr of the Catacombs traces the history of the early church in ancient Rome, and portrays the severe persecution it experienced.
Jessica’s First Prayer; and Jessica’s Mother
Jessica, shivering and hungry, finds an unlikely friend in “Mr. Daniel,” a coffee-peddler. Her simple faith in God when she heard about Him, demonstrated in her very first prayer, touches the hearts and lives of those around her. In Jessica’s Mother, the woman who had given birth to Jessica, and abandoned her to pursue a life of depravity and drunkenness, returns. These two stories beautifully demonstrate the power of a child-like faith in Christ.
Little Meg’s Children
Little Meg struggles to take care of herself and her younger siblings while Father is on the seas. She bravely keeps the promise she made to her dying mother, even when poverty drove them to pawn most of what they had. Her faith in God’s provision and courage amidst life’s difficulties is a breath of fresh air to those who read this story!
Tiger and Tom and Other Stories
Tiger and Tom and Other Stories is an enjoyable collection of character-building stories and poems for young boys. This book is a reprint of the 1910 edition, complete with all original illustrations. Written in 1877, each short story teaches important lessons that would edify and encourage boys to become godly young men.
The King’s Daughter and Other Stories
The King’s Daughter and Other Stories is a beautiful collection of charming, character-building stories and poems for young girls. This book is a reprint of the 1910 edition, complete with all original illustrations. Written by various authors in 1877, this volume is a refreshing, encouraging read for Christian girls who yearn to live for Christ.