The Weed With an Ill Name
New cover and type-set edition of one of our finest children’s stories, reprinted from the 19th century. Few children’s books speak frankly with them about their own sinful nature and inclinations. Nor do many stories address their tendency to judge harshly those who sin in ways that they do not believe themselves capable of. But The Weed With an Ill Name is a story that does.
There may be no children’s story ever published which displays these points better than this one — and also persuading children how sin is like the tough roots of weeds, which must be pulled out of their hold in the soil, before they by degrees take over the entire field of our hearts.
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. Stories that are 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. 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 – a Study Guide for the set has been compiled 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.