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Classic Christian Stories and Sermons for Children and Youth (15 vols.)

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/ 22 publishers Thomas Nelson,
J. Nisbet & Co.,
Sampson Low, Son and Co.,
Southern Methodist Publishing House,
American Tract Society,
Macmillan and Co.,
J. Hall,
Seeley,
Houlston & Stoneman,
Greene,
Guillaume,
J. Hatt,
E. Johnson,
W. Wallis,
E. Page,
Henry Hoyt,
Eerdmans,
Alexander Strahan,
Bernhard Tauchnitz,
George Barrie,
William P. Nimmo & Co.,
Edmund Fry and Son
/ 1835–1940

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Overview

Classic Christian Stories and Sermons for Children and Youth is a unique collection of literature—ideal for the young Christian or those working with children. With over 4,000 pages of stories, sermons, and insights, this 15-volume collection offers a fascinating look into Christian thought and moral teaching for children. These titles from nineteenth- and twentieth-century preachers, educators, and social reformers provide a solid foundation in Christian teaching which remains relevant today. This collection also contains hundreds of enchanting illustrations in a variety of styles: sketches, woodcuts, steel engravings, and more.

Read sermons from “The Children’s Evangelist,” Edward Payson Hammond. Or delve into the riches of the “Prince of Preachers for the Young,” Richard Newton, as he teaches children to praise God through nature. Other notable figures, such as George MacDonald, the writer and thinker who inspired C. S. Lewis, and Catherine F. Vos, the wife of Geerhardus Vos, also contribute to this extraordinary collection.

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Key Features

  • Insight into nineteenth-century moral teaching for children
  • Stories, sermons, sketches of biblical figures, and lessons relevant for children today
  • Hundreds of enchanting illustrations

Product Details

  • Title: Classic Christian Stories and Sermons for Children and Youth
  • Volumes: 15
  • Pages: 4,374

Individual Titles

The Child’s Story Bible

  • Author: Catherine F. Vos
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 1944
  • Pages: 382

After years of scouring bookstores for Bible stories that would be engaging for children, Catherine F. Vos, the wife of theologian and exegete Geerhardus Vos, decided to publish her own. The Child’s Story Bible covers the entire scope of the Bible, not just the high points.

I have used The Child’s Story Bible for years . . . and can recommend it enthusiastically.

—Ruth Bell Graham, wife of Billy Graham

The best summary of the Bible in story form available.

—Norman Vincent Peale, author, The Power of Positive Thinking

Catherine F. Vos was the wife of Geerhardus Vos. They had four children, which inspired her to write the well-known Child’s Story Bible. She died in 1937.

The Gifts of the Child Christ and Other Tales

  • Author: George MacDonald
  • Publisher: Bernhard Tauchnitz
  • Publication Date: 1882
  • Pages: 313

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The Gifts of the Child Christ and Other Tales by influential writer and thinker George MacDonald contains six stories: “The Gifts of the Child Christ,” “The History of Photogen and Nycteris,” “The Butcher’s Bills,” “Stephen Archer,” “Port in a Storm,” and “If I Had a Father.”

I have never concealed the fact that I regarded him as my master; indeed I fancy I have never written a book in which I did not quote from him. . . . I know hardly any other writer who seems to be closer, or more continually close, to the Spirit of Christ Himself. Hence his Christ like union of tenderness and severity. Nowhere else outside the New Testament have I found terror and comfort so intertwined.

—C. S. Lewis, chair of Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Cambridge University

George MacDonald (1824–1905) was a Scottish novelist, poet, and minister. Though he only achieved wide-spread fame posthumously, his work—especially his poignant fairy tales—was highly influential on many of the twentieth century’s most important writers, including Lewis Carroll, W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, E. Nesbit, Madeleine L’Engle, G. K. Chesterton, Oswald Chambers, and Elizabeth Yates. C. S. Lewis openly regarded MacDonald as his “master.” MacDonald was educated at Aberdeen and Highbury College. He was raised in the Congregationalist Church, but was uncomfortable with some Reformed doctrines, and he at times departed from Calvinist orthodoxy.

Dealings with the Fairies

  • Author: George MacDonald
  • Publisher: Alexander Strahan
  • Publication Date: 1867
  • Pages: 308

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Dealings with the Fairies contains five of George MacDonald’s children’s stories: “The Light Princess,” “The Giant’s Heart,” “The Shadows,” “Cross Purposes,” and “The Golden Key.”

George MacDonald (1824–1905) was a Scottish novelist, poet, and minister. Though he only achieved wide-spread fame posthumously, his work—especially his poignant fairy tales—was highly influential on many of the twentieth century’s most important writers, including Lewis Carroll, W. H. Auden, J. R. R. Tolkien, E. Nesbit, Madeleine L’Engle, G. K. Chesterton, Oswald Chambers, and Elizabeth Yates. C. S. Lewis openly regarded MacDonald as his “master.” MacDonald was educated at Aberdeen and Highbury College. He was raised in the Congregationalist Church, but was uncomfortable with some Reformed doctrines, and he at times departed from Calvinist orthodoxy.

The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young, vol. 1

  • Author: Richard Newton
  • Publisher: George Barrie
  • Publication Date: 1880
  • Pages: 330

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Richard Newton wrote The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young for Christian parents, ministers, and teachers, dedicating it to all who follow the Lord’s command to the apostle Peter, “Feed my lambs.” This volume begins with the first gospel promise in Genesis 3:15 and leads us into the wilderness where Jesus is tempted by the devil. It also contains hundreds of exquisite illustrations of steel and wood engravings.

[Richard Newton is] the Prince of Preachers to the young.

Charles H. Spurgeon, author, The Treasury of David

Richard Newton (1813–1887) was known as the “Prince of Preachers for the Young.” Born in England, Newton moved to the United States and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1836. He attended the General Theological Seminary in New York City, graduating in 1839. He was ordained and became a rector in Pennsylvania, where he held various posts as rector for the rest of his life. Newton was known for his outstanding sermons to children and was a prolific writer. Among his works are Bible Blessings, The King’s Highway, A Spider’s Example, and Rills from the Fountain of Life.

The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young, vol. 2

  • Author: Richard Newton
  • Publisher: George Barrie
  • Publication Date: 1880
  • Pages: 522

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This volume of The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young begins with “The Apostles Chosen” and concludes with “The Ascension of Our Lord into Glory.” It also contains hundreds of exquisite illustrations of steel and wood engravings.

Richard Newton (1813–1887) was known as the “Prince of Preachers for the Young.” Born in England, Newton moved to the United States and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1836. He attended the General Theological Seminary in New York City, graduating in 1839. He was ordained and became a rector in Pennsylvania, where he held various posts as rector for the rest of his life. Newton was known for his outstanding sermons to children and was a prolific writer. Among his works are Bible Blessings, The King’s Highway, A Spider’s Example, and Rills from the Fountain of Life.

The Boyhood of Martin Luther

  • Author: Henry Mayhew
  • Publisher: Sampson Low, Son and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1863
  • Pages: 418

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In The Boyhood of Martin Luther, Henry Mayhew gives a fresh, detailed account of Martin Luther’s childhood. Mayhew explored and lived among the scenes of Luther’s childhood for two years to absorb the culture and customs. This volume attempts to correct longstanding biographical fallacies and delves into the circumstances that shaped Luther’s childhood and, consequently, his life.

Henry Mayhew (1812–1887) was an English journalist, social researcher, and reform advocate. He had a varied career, from serving as a midshipman for the East India Company to being the cofounder of the satirical publication Punch. He wrote plays, including the Wandering Minstrel. His work London Labour and the London Poor was an influential compilation of his social research that became a popular portrait the city’s poor.

The Children of the Bible

  • Author: Fanny L. Armstrong
  • Publisher: Southern Methodist Publishing House
  • Publication Date: 1880
  • Pages: 272

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The Children of the Bible presents 31 young characters from the Bible—from the child Jesus himself to Timothy, Samuel, and the nameless infants slaughtered by Herod. These stories, offered by Armstrong for the spiritual good of nineteenth-century children, remain relevant today—showing all children that their lives make a difference.

Fanny L. Armstrong was an American author was private secretary to prohibition advocate Helen M. Stoddard. In addition to writing The Children of the Bible, Armstrong wrote Stoddard’s biography, To the Noon Rest: The Life, Work and Addresses of Mrs. Helen M. Stoddard.

Nature’s Mighty Wonders

  • Author: Richard Newton
  • Publisher: T. Nelson and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1877
  • Pages: 262

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Richard Newton presents young readers with a series of sermons on how to look through nature to the God who created it. Sun, moon, stars, light, air, flowers, and other natural wonders are expounded upon with reference to the Psalms, Exodus, Isaiah, and Matthew. Each sermon is accompanied by beautiful illustrations.

These volumes abound in religious instruction suitable to young persons, and are presented in a form excellently calculated to engage attention.

The Bookseller

These bright sermons, studded with anecdote, will gain a loving hearing from the little people.

British Messenger

Ministers, Sabbath-school teachers, and those who address children’s churches, will find much material to help them in the difficult work of presenting religious truth in a form attractive to the young.

United Presbyterian Record

Richard Newton (1813–1887) was known as the “Prince of Preachers for the Young.” Born in England, Newton moved to the United States and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1836. He attended the General Theological Seminary in New York City, graduating in 1839. He was ordained and became a rector in Pennsylvania, where he held various posts as rector for the rest of his life. Newton was known for his outstanding sermons to children and was a prolific writer. Among his works are Bible Blessings, The King’s Highway, A Spider’s Example, and Rills from the Fountain of Life.

The Beauty of the King

  • Author: Richard Newton
  • Publisher: James Nisbet and Co.
  • Publication Date: 1878
  • Pages: 271

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This selection of sermons by Richard Newton points to the love of Jesus Christ, examining his beauty and grace as one would admire a multifaceted jewel. In these 10 sermons, both the work and person of Christ are presented to assist young people in knowing Jesus more, increasing their own capacity for usefulness and joy.

Richard Newton (1813–1887) was known as the “Prince of Preachers for the Young.” Born in England, Newton moved to the United States and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1836. He attended the General Theological Seminary in New York City, graduating in 1839. He was ordained and became a rector in Pennsylvania, where he held various posts as rector for the rest of his life. Newton was known for his outstanding sermons to children and was a prolific writer. Among his works are Bible Blessings, The King’s Highway, A Spider’s Example, and Rills from the Fountain of Life.

Pebbles from the Brook

  • Author: Richard Newton
  • Publisher: William P. Nimmo & Co.
  • Publication Date: 1881
  • Pages: 179

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Pebbles from the Brook expands upon the example of David, gathering stones from a brook to defeat the giant Goliath. Richard Newton tells young readers that we all have giants to fight, in the form of our sin, and that the Word of God is where we find our pebbles. Newton offers 10 sermons that he hopes will be pebbles for young Christian soldiers.

For clearness, simplicity, and vigor of style, together with wealth of apt illustration, there are no books for the young that “hold the field” with greater tenacity than those of Rev. Richard Newton. They are packed full of entertainment, always mingled with spiritual instruction of the best sort; and the interest is kept up by the breadth of the field from which the author gleans his anecdotes.

The Christian Leader

Richard Newton (1813–1887) was known as the “Prince of Preachers for the Young.” Born in England, Newton moved to the United States and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1836. He attended the General Theological Seminary in New York City, graduating in 1839. He was ordained and became a rector in Pennsylvania, where he held various posts as rector for the rest of his life. Newton was known for his outstanding sermons to children and was a prolific writer. Among his works are Bible Blessings, The King’s Highway, A Spider’s Example, and Rills from the Fountain of Life.

Bible Animals and the Lessons Taught by Them

  • Author: Richard Newton
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson and Sons
  • Publication Date: 1889
  • Pages: 367

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Richard Newton’s last work, Bible Animals and the Lessons Taught by Them, contains 16 sermons published posthumously on the subject of “Bible Natural History.” Newton looks closely at various beasts and birds mentioned in the Bible and examines their habits and character to draw parallels to biblical truth and illustrate duties that spring from those truths.

Just the thing to put into the hands of the young folks. Dr. Newton is a prince among writers to the young.

The British Weekly

Richard Newton (1813–1887) was known as the “Prince of Preachers for the Young.” Born in England, Newton moved to the United States and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1836. He attended the General Theological Seminary in New York City, graduating in 1839. He was ordained and became a rector in Pennsylvania, where he held various posts as rector for the rest of his life. Newton was known for his outstanding sermons to children and was a prolific writer. Among his works are Bible Blessings, The King’s Highway, A Spider’s Example, and Rills from the Fountain of Life.

The Youth’s Book on Natural Theology

  • Author: Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
  • Publisher: Edmund Fry and Son
  • Publication Date: 1835
  • Pages: 222

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The Youth’s Book on Natural Theology is written in dialogue form by renowned educator Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet for young readers. Gallaudet defines “Natural Theology” as “all that can be known about God, merely by examining the beings and things which he has made, without the aid of revealed theology.” His aim is to help children understand more about God by learning all they can of him through his works of nature.

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (1787–1851) was a great American figure who made great strides forward for the education of the deaf. He attended Yale University, earning his master’s degree from Yale in 1808. He then attended Andover Theological Seminary, completing his study and becoming a preacher in 1814. He was distracted from preaching by the plight of a neighbor’s child who was hearing impaired. In 1817, he founded the American School for the Deaf. Shortly before his death, Gallaudet received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Western Reserve College, Ohio. Gallaudet University is named for him.

The Child’s Book on the Sabbath

  • Author: Horace Hooker
  • Publisher: American Tract Society
  • Publication Date: 1835
  • Pages: 209

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Horace Hooker wrote The Child’s Book on the Sabbath in hopes of impressing upon future generations the important of observing the Sabbath in America. Fourteen separate lectures discuss how and why the Sabbath should be kept. This volume is presented in a format accessible for parents and Sunday schools to use as a series of exercises for their young charges.

Horace Hooker wrote The Farmer’s Own Book of Intellectual and Moral Improvement and coauthored several books with Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, including The Practical Spelling-Book, with Reading Lessons and Scripture Biography for the Young.

The Child’s Book on the Soul

  • Author: Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet
  • Publisher: Seeleys
  • Publication Date: 1850
  • Pages: 229

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The Child’s Book on the Soul was written by Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet in order “to teach a child that he has something within him distinct from the body, which will survive it, and live forever . . .”

Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet (1787–1851) was a great American figure who made great strides forward for the education of the deaf. He attended Yale University, earning his master’s degree from Yale in 1808. He then attended Andover Theological Seminary, completing his study and becoming a preacher in 1814. He was distracted from preaching by the plight of a neighbor’s child who was hearing impaired. In 1817, he founded the American School for the Deaf. Shortly before his death, Gallaudet received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Western Reserve College, Ohio. Gallaudet University is named for him.

The Child’s Guide to Heaven

  • Author: Edward Payson Hammond
  • Publisher: Henry Hoyt
  • Publication Date: 1863
  • Pages: 90

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The Child’s Guide to Heaven was originally an address given by Edward Payson Hammond, renowned as “The Children’s Evangelist,” during a United Children’s Meeting in 1863.

Edward Payson Hammond (1831–1910) was an American preacher, author, and hymnographer. He completed his theological education in Edinburgh, and began preaching there. He returned to America in 1861, and preached in Chicago. He was particularly fond of preaching to children and was sometimes called “The Children’s Evangelist.” He wrote many hymns, including “Gethsemane,” and edited Hymns of Prayer and Praise. He also wrote books, including Jesus the Children’s Friend and Little Ones in the Fold.