This little treasure of a book, Breaking Through and Other Stories for the Young, is a creative collection of stories and poems that teaches us about the power of God’s salvation and how He can take the dead and the wretched and give them new life!
Amy Le Feuvre teaches the wonders of salvation in her endearing story, “Breaking Through,” by using a simple analogy of dead bulbs coming alive again and turning into beautiful blossoms. Our souls are hidden in the deadness of the sin of this cold world, but Christ raises us up as tender shoots that discover the warmth of the springtime sun. Hesba Stretton crafts the tale of “How Apple-tree Court Was Won” to demonstrate God’s powerful love for us, that He would not spare His own son even for the worst of sinners. Finally, S. W. Partridge paints a beautiful picture of a Christian’s character with his words in the poems from “Voices from the Garden,” as he looks to the blossoms around him as reminders of the promises found in scripture.