Stories of the Covenanters in Scotland for Young People
First printed in 1859, this volume contains three very readable stories, for ages 12 and up, of Scottish brothers and sisters in Christ who stood firm for the faith in the most challenging of times. The Covenanters took a stand which paved the way for the religious liberties enjoyed across our English-speaking world today.
Contains the stories of:
1st, The Persecuted Family of James Bruce. Sufferings of the Covenanters in the Reign of Charles II
2nd, Ralph Gemmell, Or, The Banks of the Irvine, A Tale of Scottish Covenanters
3rd, Helen of the Glen, A Tale of Scottish Covenanters
Beautiful, high quality bound hardcover volume. See other titles in the series below, including:
- Stories of the Reformation in Germany and England, for Young People
- Stories of the Huguenots in France and Italy, for Young People
From the Preface:
“Because God requires less hard service of us than He did of our forefathers, we seem to grudge the performance of it. To rekindle the dying embers of zeal, and warm the heart of coldness, we know nothing better than to peruse the lives of those who suffered so much, and with such willingness of heart, for those religious privileges which we now enjoy in peace and security. Youth, especially, have need to make themselves well acquainted with their lives; for they can scarcely fail to meet with books in which heedless genius has held them forth to laughter; and if they are not taught to revere them, they will soon be taught to hold them in ridicule.
Many of their lives, however, are either written in so antiquated and ungainly a phraseology, as to be nowise inviting to the youthful mind; or are blended with circumstances so extraordinary, as to discredit and destroy the effect of what is true. It is a belief of this which has induced me to lay before the public the following narrative, the different parts of which, although I do not pretend to say they happened in the very same relation which I have given them, are all severally true, and such as require no credence in those miracles which have so hurt and discredited the character and actions of our persecuted ancestors.”