Fanny Crosby: Queen of Gospel Songs (Potter's Wheel #1)
The inspiring story of a woman who overcame great physical hardships, including an accident that left her blind, to become a truly great and godly hymn writer.
Though God did not bless her with the ability to use her eyes, He did bless her greatly with the use of her mind and the English language. Blind from the time of her infancy, this story tells of her journey to discovering and using her talent - to the tune of more than eight thousand hymns!
We personally own a lot of these books. Many of them are among our children's all-time favorites. That's saying a lot, since my children are voracious readers. There's such variety in this line - they run the gamut from biography to fantasy, but consistently enrich. It is indisputable that every book you read becomes a little part of you. Knowing this, we want to be careful not to fill our children's heads and hearts with objectionable, disturbing or useless material. Many of our customers are Christian homeschoolers, as we are. Even among this group, parents differ in the degree of restriction or criteria they apply in selecting materials they consider appropriate for their children, depending upon their particular convictions in this area. However, we feel confident that even the most convicted parent would have no qualms about this thoroughly Christian series. While books in the Light Line have a "strong Christian message," they are not "preachy." Rather, they skillfully entertain while presenting that message, with vivid characters and strong, exciting story lines. The biographies are among the best my children have read - they have been particularly stirred by With Daring Faith, the story of missionary Amy Carmichael. Series are listed first in each section, followed by single books listed alphabetically.
This series of uplifting and informative biographies for children will expose them to the lives of men and women who have made a positive impact upon the world for Christ. Readers will not only learn about believers who are well known personalities, but also lesser known figures who have been faithful where God placed them. Each volume has large print, but no illustrations. These books would be a great addition to any study of church history or to add your local church library. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Mike