Living History Books including Christian Heroes: Then And Now

Majesty & Grace is pleased to be able to offer the following initial range of Living History Books and Christian Heroes "Then and Now".

Depending on popularity, I will be very pleased to add to these titles

Christian Heroes "Then And Now"

Exciting, challenging and deeply touching true stores of ordinary men and women whose trust in God accomplished extraordinary exploits for His Kingdom and glory.

Our Price $10.00 each.

Living History Books

The Winged Watchman by Hilda van Stockum.
 In this novel, a Christian family struggles through Nazi occupation, secretly taking in people who are hiding from Nazi brutality and assisting the underground during the final days of the occupation. The Nazis were very cruel to the Dutch people, many of whom died of illnesses related to malnutrition or direct starvation, even exposure due to the shortage of heating fuel.

Through it all, the mother of the family finds ways to keep things going. She washes clothing and dishes without soap, mends clothing without thread, creates new clothes out of old ones, takes in a small infant and two little girls when there is not even enough food for her own family, feeds beggars from the cities who come to the country looking for food, etc. She even finds ways of making the last Christmas of the occupation festive by unraveling her own muffler and knitting mittens for her boys and using scraps to create thumb-sized dolls for the little girls under her care; the children were all blessed when they awoke to find these treasures in their shoes on St. Nicholas' Day.

There is a quote at the end of the book that is quite touching:

Do you know who suffered most during the war? The mothers. Do you know who worked the hardest? The mothers. And do you know who will get the least praise? Again, the mothers. You haven't any idea, and you never will have, what it cost your mother to keep going, never daunted, never giving up, taking each new blow in her stride and keeping you all happy under the worst possible conditions.

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Red Hugh Prince of Donegal
By Robert T Reilly

Time Period:  Early Modern Era 1580s

Here's another one of those 'They could make it into a movie!' books that keeps you always wanting to read just one more chapter. Red Hugh was a true champion for Irish liberty from Queen Elizabeth's constricting reign in the late 1580's and beyond. Hugh's capture, imprisonment, and escape from the Dublin Castle; his triumph over a blizzard and frostbite; his dramatic rescue of his family's castle; his conflict with the evil Captain Leeds; and his inexhaustible love for Ireland make this a wonderful read-aloud book for the entire family. You learn an astonishing amount of Irish geography and culture while relishing this true adventure, as well.
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Sea Captain From Salem
By Leonard Wibberley
It is 1777 and the American War for Independence is at an impasse. The struggling new nation’s need for help sends Benjamin Franklin to Paris to seek an alliance with France. How can he convince the French that the American battle is worth joining? The surprising answer to his dilemma appears in the unlikely and unforgettable form of a fisherman named Peace of God Manly, first introduced in Peter Treegate’s War. Franklin puts Peace of God in command of the sloop of war Hornet with orders to harass British ships in their own waters. Soon tales of the unique and daring exploits of this devout but fiery sea captain from Salem are buzzing in the government halls of both France and Britain.A rollicking third entry in the Treegate Series.

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Big John's Secret
by Eleanor M. Jewett
Time Period:  High Middle Ages, 1218, Crusades
Mystery surrounds the young peasant boy known as Big John. Raised during the strife-filled days of the reign of King John of England, his life is one day changed when a knight says, in passing, “You remind me of someone—someone I once knew and loved.” It is from “Old Marm,” the herb woman, that John understands that injustice has been done his family. Though never telling him the family name lest he unwittingly betray himself, she does all she can to prepare him to one day reclaim his name and family honor. Then Old Marm dies, and John is left without a clue to his identity. In the next years John’s unusual size and strength and the knowledge he has gained of letters and of the art of healing earn him a place as page to an earl organizing the 5th Crusade. In the Holy Land John searches for a father he hopes is living still. Amidst battle, capture and setbacks, John—now a squire to a Knight Hospitaller—encounters Francis of Assisi, who had come to the Holy Land just at this time to preach the Gospel to the Saracens. It is another meeting that changes the course of Big John’s life. . Illustrated by Frederick T. Chapman.
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