I. Stories of the Reformation in Germany and England for Young People by Rev. B. G. Johns
The main idea of the books has been to give a fair picture of Martin Luther – his words and actions – and to shew, in a measure, how they gradually affected England, as well as what was the state of England when his voice began to be heard in Germany.
Table of Contents:
1. Luther’s Childhood – Gathers Sticks with his Mother in the Wood
2. Luther’s Singing through the Villages with his Companions – His Journey to Eisenach – Erfurt – Finding a Copy of the Holy Scripture
3. Christmas-Eve at Castle Gray
4. Luther recovers, and settles at Wittenberg – In 1510 sets out for Rome
5. Henry VIII King of England – Visits Castle Gray – Thomas Bilney the Martyr
6. The Bible printed in England – Cranmer Archbishop
7. Nicholas Ridley, the Parson of Herne
8. Martin Luther leaves his Prison; returns to Wittenberg – His marriage in 1524; Teaching his Children
9. Edwards VI King of England – The Good Cause prospers – Edward’s Death in 1553
10. Lady Jane Grey – Orders from the Council against Heretics – Queen Mary’s Death, 1558
11. Edward Burton of Longnor – Parson Rough of Islington – Gray’s Journey to Islington – Afterwards to Longnor – Death of Burton – Death of Queen Mary
12. Elizabeth, Queen of England – Joy throughout the Land
II. A Child’s Life of Luther
A biography originally published by the American Tract Society in 1868
Many Christians today do not realize that there was a Reformation movement in France and Italy, as well as England, Germany, and Northern Europe. This volume includes a total of six true stories of the persecuted Huguenots.
I. A Heroine of the Faith
A narrative of the persecutions which Blanche Gamond, aged about Twenty-one years, of St. Paul-Trois-Chateaux, in Dauphiny, endured for the sake of the gospel, having in them surmounted all temptations by the grace and providence of God.
II. The Huguenot Galley-Slaves
The following narrative is extracted from a history of the French Protestants, published in the year 1760.
“Dear Children, here is a little book for your perusal. Should you ever be exposed to persecutions similar to those of these youths in the story, this little book may afford you warning and encouragement.
III. Part Three
Living, as we do, in peace and security, so far removed from times when the fury of religious persecution desolated the land, we can scarcely imagine the distress and alarm of the Protestants. Not only was the exercise of their religion, in public and in private, forbidden, but they were interdicted from following any trade or profession by which might procure the means of living for themselves and their families, and from holding any office whatever, by which they might procure the means of living for their families.
This section includes accounts from five Huguenots suffering persecution for their faith.
Table of Contents:
Part 1: A Heroine of the Faith – Blanche Gamond
Preface – Dr. Merle D’Aubigne
Table of Contents:
Flight and Arrest
Captivity at Grenoble
The Hospital of Valence
Part 2: The Huguenot Galley-Slaves: A Story for the Young – Rev. C. G. Barth
The Second Imprisonment
The Third Captivity
The Galleys at Dunkirk
The Journey to Marseilles
M. de Chevenix, the persecuted Invalid
M. Fulcrand Rei, the devoted Pastor
Jean Migault, the Reader of Moulle
M. Le Fevre, the Prisoner of the Galleys
M. De Morolles, the Exile arrested in his Flight
Journey back to the days of the Scottish covenanters when men and women counted it all joy to be reproached for Christ's sake. These three stories, written for young people, are of true heroes of faith who were willing to suffer persecution and death rather than deny their Lord. They are remarkable examples of the grace God gives His people in time of need. Written especially for teenagers, but will be appreciated by adults as well.
1. The Persecuted Family: A Narrative of the Sufferings of the Covenanters in the Reign of Charles II by Robert Pollok
The lives and memories of our Christian ancestors, who suffered so much for the blessings of that civil and religious liberty, ought, one would think to be peculiarly interesting and sacred to us their posterity. Every sigh, we know, of our persecuted ancestors is recorded in heaven.
It is not only that we may pay them our debt of gratitude that we ought to acquaint ourselves with their lives. Youth, especially, have need to make themselves well acquainted with their lives. – The Author
2. Ralph Gemmell; or the Banks of the Irvine, a Tale of the Scottish Covenanters by Robert Pollok
A historical account of the Sottish Covenanters published in 1871.
3. Helen of the Glen; A Tale of the Scotch Covenanters by Robert Pollok
A historical account of the Sottish Covenanters published in 1860.