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By: Charlotte Maria Tucker (1821-1893)
When his father dies, Lucius Lepine goes to Spain as a clerk. His fellow clerk, Don Aguilera, doesn't come to work one day. Lucius is worried, he has heard rumors of what has happened to Aguilera. What has happened? Can Lucius find out?
By: B. J. Griswold
Crayon and Character
CRAYON AND CHARACTERTruth Made Clear Through Eye and EarBy B.J. GRISWOLDThe Plan of the Book In the preparation of this book the author has had two great plans in mind: To prepare a work which will enable any person, who can speak to a class or an audience, to give a helpful, inspiring illustrated talk; to place in the hands of parents everywhere a book to enable them to teach the children a simple, fascinating method of drawing and, at the same time make the great truths of life a part of their every-day learning...
DOCTRINA CHRISTIANAThe first book printed in the Philippines has been the object of a hunt which has extended from Manila to Berlin, and from Italy to Chile, for four hundred and fifty years. The patient research of scholars, the scraps of evidence found in books and archives, the amazingly accurate hypotheses of bibliographers who have sifted the material so painstakingly gathered together, combine to make its history a bookish detective story par excellence. It is easy when a prisoner has been...
By: BS Murthy
Puppets of Faith: Theory of Communal Strife
When a bunch of apparently non-practicing Musalmans headed by Mohamed Atta launched that fidayeen attack on New York’s World Trade Centre that Sep 11, the world at large, by then familiar with the ways of the Islamic terrorism, was at a loss to fathom the unthinkable source of that unexpected means of the new Islamist scourge. The symptoms of a latent terrorist in the Muslim youth can be traced to the sublimity of Muhammad's preaching’s in Mecca and the severity of his Medina sermons make Islam a Janus-faced faith that forever bedevils the mind of the Musalmans...
Bhagvad-Gita: Treatise of Self-help
The spiritual ethos and the philosophical outlook that the Bhagvad - Gita postulates paves
the way for the liberation of man, who, as Rousseau said, ‘being born free, is everywhere in
chains’. But equally it is a mirror of human psychology, which enables man to discern his
debilities for appropriate redressal. All the same, the boon of an oral tradition that kept it alive
for over two millennia became its bane with the proliferation of interpolations therein.
Besides muddying its pristine philosophy, these insertions affect the sequential conformity
and structural economy of the grand discourse...
Sundara Kãnda: Hanuman's Odyssey
If Mahabharata's Bhagvad-Gita is taken as a philosophical guide, Ramayana's
Sundara Kãnda is sought for spiritual solace. What is more, many believe that
reading Sundara Kãnda or hearing it recited would remove all hurdles and
usher in good tidings! Well miracles apart, it's in the nature of Sundara Kãnda
to inculcate fortitude and generate hope in one and all. After all, isn't it a
depiction of how Hanuman goes about his errand against all odds! Again,
won't it portray how Seetha, on the...
By: Martha Finley (1828-1909)
Mildred Keith has a good life in Lansdale, Ohio - family, friends and school keep her happy and busy. But when her parents announce they're all moving to Indiana, Mildred's faith is tested beyond anything she could have imagined. Through good times and bad, follow Mildred and her family as they learn to rely on the Lord for strength in every circumstance!
This project was proof-listened by Adele de Pignerolles and Linette Geisel. - Summary by Rachel
By: Selma Lagerlöf (1858-1940)
These are beautiful little stories about Christmas from the Swedish storyteller Selma Lagerlöf. As she explains in the first story, they were told her by her grandmother "I remember that grandmother told story after story from morning till night, and that we children sat beside her, quite still, and listened. It was a glorious life! No other children had such happy times as we did. It isn’t much that I recollect about my grandmother. I remember that she had very beautiful snow-white hair, and stooped when she walked, and that she always sat and knitted a stocking...
By: John R. MacDuff (1818-1895)
This is a small volume of Evening Prayers. Thoughts to think on in the quiet before bedtime; ideas that edify the soul, calm the mind and prepare our bodies and spirits for sleep. Each is not long, but they are edifying and thought provoking. As the author says in the prefact "May He with whom is "the residue of the Spirit," "cause His Angel to fly swiftly" and touch us in the time of our Evening Oblation; and may all that is amiss in thought and word be lost in the fragrant incense-cloud which ascends from the Golden Altar before the Throne!" "And thou shalt make an ALTAR to burn INCENSE upon:
"And thou shalt put it ...
By: Saint Jane Frances de Chantal (1572-1641)
Selected Letters of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal
Saint Jane Frances de Chantal is a Roman Catholic Saint, who founded The Congregation of the Visitation after the death of her husband. St. Francis de Sales was her Spiritual Director and a close friend. After St. Francis de Sales died, St. Vincent de Paul became her spiritual director.
These letters, which date from a range of 1611-1641, were written to her saintly spiritual directors, her children and relatives, other nuns and religious, as well many others.
By: Charlotte Maria Tucker (A. L. O. E.) (1821-1893)
Children's Tabernacle; Or, Hand Work and Heart Work
Bored with whittling, embroidery and other amusements, five children and their mother set out to build a model of the tabernacle. As the pillars are fashioned and the curtains sewn, the children learn the importance of types in the Old Testament. The showbread on the table in the Holy Place is a type of Christ being the bread of life; the offerings for leprosy were a type of cleansing from sin; the Holy of Holies was a type of God's presence, etc. One day, though, twelve-year-old Dora finds herself in trouble. Will the way be opened for her--from a mere tabernacle model to a new knowledge of forgiveness? - Summary by Bethesda Lily
By: Katharine Berry Judson (1866-1929)
Myths and Legends of Alaska (version 2)
The myths in this 1911 volume are authentic. The original collections were made by government ethnologists. Only the quaintest and purest of the myths have been selected. The leading myth of the North the Raven Myth, is given with a fair degree of completeness. . These tribes are included: Eskimo , Tlingit , Tsetsaut, Tlingit, Tsimshian, Athapascan , Eskimo , Eskimo , Koyukun, and Koryak . - Summary by Author's Preface and david wales