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A Pupil’s Prayer

Dear Lord, make me glad I am chosen of Thee, Make me see all the blessings I share. Make me glad to be here to continue to be Taught my lessons each day in Thy fear, And Lord, give me grace to be humble and meek. Never boasting of all I can do. Make me […]

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A Teacher’s Trust

Oh Lord, these are covenant children of Thine. Far more precious to Thee than to me: Make me always aware as their way I define. That these jewels were purchased by Thee. Dear Lord, when before them I stand, help me lead Them through lessons and books with this thought, That these gems were just  […]

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Great Gain

She shivered as she stepped across the rugged rocks. That big boulder standing straight and alone would give some shelter from the wind. Stumbling, she twisted her ankle and felt the tears creep to the surface. She wished she would reach that rock. Walking side-wise might work better, because the small rocks underfoot were slippery […]

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Valley of Decision

Valley of Decision by Marcia Davenport This book includes three books, under the sub-titles of William, Paul, and Claire. It is a very leng­thy book, covering the history of the Scott Iron Works in Pittsburg, Pa., from 1873 to 1941. Mary Raf­ferty, a sixteen-year-old Irish girl from the slums came to work for the Scotts […]

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Citadel

The Citadel by A. J. Cronin  With its setting in England, in and near London, the story tells of the life of a struggling young doc­tor, Andrew Manson. His first appointment was in Blaenelly, a small mining town, to serve as an assistant to an older, experienced doctor, Edward Page. Arriving in Blaenelly, he found […]

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Peanut Man

The Peanut Man by Harry Albus. (Eerdman’s Publishing House) “The Peanut Man” is the biography of George Washington Carver, the fam­ous negro scientist. It is written for children, and tells the story of the work of this freed slave. Although he was kidnapped when he was a baby and left in a swamp to die, […]

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Greater Love Hath No Man

Greater Love Hath No Man by David P. Allison The story has its setting in the moun­tains of Virginia. Eric Brown, a Balti­more journalist, spent a summer there, gathering material for a Civil War novel he wanted to write. In these seemingly quiet mountains he discovered a feud between the Taylors, his hosts; and the […]

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Root Out of Dry Ground

Root Out of Dry Ground by Argye M. Briggs. Published by Eerdman’s Publishing Co. Grand Rapids, Michigan. This novel won first place in the $5,000 Christian Fiction Contest sponsored by Eerdman’s Publish­ing Company. The story tells of Jansie Sanders, hunch-backed, crippled, and ugly, who lives with a shiftless mother and step-father and two half-broth­ers in […]

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Screwtape Letters

The Screwtape Letters by C. S. Lewis, Publisher—MacMillan Publishers (Price $1.50)   This unusual book, written by C. S. Lewis, Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, is a series of letters written by Screwtape, under-secretary to Satan, to his nephew Wormwood, who is a junior tempter.  It contains detailed instructions for the junior tempter in the […]

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And Jesus in The Midst (2)

And Jesus In The Midst by Prof Herman Hoeksema—Eerdman’s Publishing Co., Grand Rapids, Michigan—Price $1.50 This month’s Book Review Department is featuring a departure from the normal run of literary criticism.  It is also featuring what some might call “ax-grinding,” because of the fact that there is a moral to this book review and that […]

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Together

Together—by Catherine Tupper Marshall   This book is a biography of General George C. Marshall, written by his wife.  Their marriage in 1930 was the second for both, each having lost his first spouse. Mrs. Marshall describes the unsettled life of an army officer.  All through their married life in the late thirties, Gen. and […]

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Golden Whip

The Golden Whip by Abe Brower. Translated from the Frisian by Dr. Albert Hyma.   The Golden Whip tells the story of Douwe Ates Wallinga, the proud and willful owner of the Free Estate near Hantum, Friesland.  His intense interest in horses and horse racing led him to neglect of his wife and farm.  At […]

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Galley Slave

Galley Slave….the story of “Most Excellent Theophilus” by Joseph Stephens   This novel, written in the early days of Christianity, tells the story of Prince Catar Virginius of Cymru, who became one of the favorites of the Roman Emperor, Claudius.  At Claudius’ command, he was engaged and married to Io, a wealthy Grecian girl.  On […]

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Charioteer – Book Review

Charioteer by Gertrude Eberle  This fast-moving story gives a picture of life at Joseph’s time.  Raanah, a heathen slave lad, was with the caravan which found Joseph at the pit.  Joseph and Raanah become fast friends as they shared the dangers and excitement of caravan life.  Together they become slaves of Potiphar and both rose […]

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