Rosa of Linden Castle
A Tale for Parents and Children
Can Rosa love her enemies and wait on the Lord?
Christoph Von Schmid has written a deeply moving story of a daughter’s love for her condemned father, which reveals that even when men do evil, God has His own good purpose in it; a story from which children can learn to see God’s goodness even in hard circumstances.
Through extreme trials, Rosa learns what it means to truly love her enemies and to wait for the Lord’s perfect timing. In this classic story, a daughter’s love for her imprisoned father ensures us that though it was meant for evil, God always intends it for good
Themes: Enduring trials patiently; suffering for others; loving and forgiving enemies.
Besides Rosa of Linden Castle, we have these other stories by favorite author Christoph von Schmid:
- The Basket of Flowers
- The Inheritance
- The Captive
- The White Dove
- The Little Lamb
- Schmid’s Tales
- The Bird’s Nest
- The Painted Fly
- Worth More than Gold
- The Lost Ruby
- Fire in the Sky
- Rosa of Linden Castle
About the Author
Christoph von Schmid (1768-1854) was the pioneer writer of books for children, and his stories have been translated into 24 languages. He is regarded as the greatest educator Bavaria (Germany) produced in the 18th century.
When he began writing stories for the children in his own life in the late 1700s, he did not consider making them available to the general public. In 1841, he published his writings in 24 volumes. Von Schmid’s introduction of this set explains that he most often read these stories to children after school as a reward, on the condition that they would write the story down at home. In this way, he became familiar with the patterns of thought and speech of children, and learned what impressed their minds and hearts.