Tampering with Temptation
A collection of short stories to show the sad results that come our way when we do not resist temptation: In the 1st story, Young Martin and the Silver Sixpence, Bernard Martin’s carelessness with his employer’s money gets him in trouble, and then he is tempted to conceal something in his possession which is not his.
The 2nd story, the famous and much-published Farmer Goodwin’s Rule (never do during the day that which will worry you at night), Randy is ashamed of being the one who stands for what is right and learns the hard lessons that come when we compromise our principles.
In the 3rd story: Albert and Herbert: Who is the Coward?, Herbert fails to muster up the courage to say “NO!” These stories will ring true in children’s hearts and consciences as they remember similar situations that revealed their true character!
About the Stories in The Children’s Character Building Collection
One of the best gifts you could ever give a child are the eleven stories of our renowned, classic 19th century Children’s Character Building Collection. And this new printing of the collection is the highest-quality edition of them ever done. All 11 volumes have beautiful new art, hand-painted covers. This is our all-time favorite set of children’s stories from last century, and all with fresh artwork that captures the feel of that era!
Each of these delightful volumes is full of Biblical truth, presented in the most winsome possible stories, sure to warm the heart and teach the mind of every family member. The reading level for this set is often said to be 4th – 5th grade, but we find children of all ages enjoy them, and even adults often tell us they find them delightful to read. Check each of the books in this area of the site, for its own full description. They make wonderful read-alouds to children from K through 3rd grade too.
And now with a Study Guide by Dennis Gundersen
The Children’s Character Building Collection Study Guide includes questions, answers, activities, and memory verses pertaining to each of these books:
The Bible in the Wall Wandering May Godliness is Great Gain Theobold the Iron-Hearted The Reward of Childhood Truth Little Daisy and the Swearing Class Roses and Thorns Tampering with Temptation The Weed with an Ill Name A Little Rebel Becomes a Saint The Little Medicine Carrier
Without question, this Study Guide will render these stories more useful and profitable to families than ever. Memory verses are cited in two English Bible versions, so families may use their preference: The ESV (English Standard Version) or KJV (The King James Version).
Not meant as a quiz or test, The Children’s Character Building Collection Study Guide is rather a tool by which parents and children can sit down together and gain maximum profit from the stories, conversing together about the key elements of the stories in a way which will be enjoyable, memorable, and spiritually profitable.