The Mother at Home
Raising Your Children in the Fear of the Lord
Long esteemed as one of the most valued works from the 19th century on the art of mothering and the glory of the work of the mother at home. For any girl who was raised without much discipline and in need of instruction on proper discipline of her own children, this is a superb guide. A once-rare book, now back in print, worth obtaining at any price. Christian mothers who want biblical counsel on Christian child rearing will find this book valuable.
“The object of this book is practical utility, not literary effect. It is written for mothers in the common walks of life. There are many mothers, in every village of our land, who are looking eagerly for information respecting the government of their children. It is hoped that the following treatise may render them some assistance.” — from the Author’s Preface
Every mother and grandmother ought to read this book, to remind them of their most solemn duty. Or, in the words of the author, “to lead their children to the Savior, and to prepare them for their heavenly home.”
Table of Contents
- Maternal Authority
- Maternal Authority Continued
- The Mother’s Difficulties
- Faults and Errors
- Methods and Plans
- Religious Instruction
- Religious Instruction Contninued
- Fruits of Piety
- Fruits of Piety Continued
About the Author
John Stevens Cabot Abbott (1805-1877) was a prolific writer who, due to the wide success and readership of The Mother at Home, was able to devote himself entirely to literature from 1844 onward. He wrote numerous books for children and adults on Christian ethics, but also several popular history volumes. He became best known as author of The History of Napoleon Bonaparte and also his History of the Civil War, The History of Frederick the Great and a biography of Daniel Boone. Abbott founded and directed Abbott’s Institute in New York City.
Dr. Abbott graduated from Bowdoin College and prepared for the ministry at Andover Theological Seminary. He later served many years as pastor of Congregational Churches in Worcester and Roxbury, Massachusetts and Nantucket, Rhode Island.