The Story of Charles Ogilvie
Within this little volume lie treasure troves of insight for the pursuit of a Christian’s life. In spite of great trials, Charles Ogilvie is committed to press on. But his preoccupation with making smart and fun friends lures Charles away from his convictions.
Though challenged to focus inwardly on such radical change as a repentant heart, peer pressure has a strange way of making one ashamed of the gospel of Christ! A startling discovery proves that the way of transgressors is hard, and as a secret crime comes to light, Charles determines never again to scoff at the truth.
Originally published in 1879.
Table of Contents
- The Stage Coach and the Young Traveler
- How Charles Ogilvie Arrived at his Uncle’s House, and the Reception he met with There
- Charles Ogilvie Writes a Letter to his Friend, Mr. Seaton
- Describes Certain Characters and Tells of a Conversation which Gives Charles much to Think About
- Charles Spends an Evening with Mr. Morgan, and Afterwards is Troubled in More Ways than one
- Charles Learns from the Bible how to Forgive One who Trespassed Against Him
- Charles Show that he Reverences the Bible and Considers it the Most Valuable Book in the World
- An Adventure
- Charles Makes Some New Friends and is a Little Thrown Off His Guard
- After Two Years Charles Passes Through a Great Mental Conflict
- The Result of the Conflict
- After Two Years More a Startling Conflict Discovery Proves that “The way of Transgressors is Hard”
- Mrs. Barrett’s Trouble
- An Interesting Conversation
- An Unexpected Meeting which led to Important Results
- And Last
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