George MacDonald’s novel Thomas Wingfold, Curate is a gem ready to be enjoyed by new generations. Full of mystery and the seeking of answers to difficult questions, the story follows a young curate as he experiences challenges to his view of the world, an awakening of love, and inward struggles he had never before imagined.
Set in Victorian England, this is a story of faith, romance, tragedy, repentance, forgiveness, and redemption. Readers will find inspiration in the curate’s sermons, and poetry shared by the characters. Join Mr. Wingfold, his family and friends, as they experience both joy and sorrow in this classic story about life’s most meaningful affairs.
George MacDonald was a Scottish pastor, poet, and novelist. He was born to a farmer of Huntly, Aberdeenshire in 1824. He studied at Aberdeen University and at Highbury College, London. He served as a Congregationalist pastor in England for three years, leaving because of dissatisfaction with Calvinist doctrine. After leaving the ministry, MacDonald spent his time writing and lecturing, including a trip to the United States, where he lectured in 1872-1873. He published works of poetry, fiction, and reflections on the Christian life.
MacDonald died in 1905 and was buried in Boridighera, Italy. During his lifetime, he was friend to several well-known writers of the time, including Charles Dickens, Alfred Tennyson, Lewis Carroll, G.K. Chesterton, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Mark Twain, and Walt Whitman. His works have influenced authors such as C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, W.H. Auden, and many others.
This unabridged, single-volume text features a new typesetting of MacDonald’s original three-volume work.
Softcover. 474 pages. ISBN 9781934788097.
Sick and poorly-fed, a puny pup is miserable. His future is uncertain. But things take a turn for the better when the little dog finds himself adopted by new owners.
Blue’s new parents feed him well and nurse him to good health. He’s living like a king with his loving family–until life brings a few more challenges. He experiences both joy and dismay, but he is always loved.
Children everywhere will enjoy this short tale of Blue, a happy miniature Dachshund. Follow the curious puppy on his adventurous and fun-filled life shared with kind friends, both humans and animals.
Gordon R. Sparks is a retired husband, father, and grandfather from Alabama. Through the years, he has spent many happy hours with faithful canine friends.
Softcover. 30 pages. ISBN 9781934788073.
Sparklight Press has released a second printing of The Army Chaplain: His Office, Duties, and Responsibilities, and the Means of Aiding Him by William Young Brown. The new printing features an updated cover design and updated text layout. The text of the book is unchanged with the exception of minor typographical corrections. Pagination has been updated slightly in the new printing.
The Army Chaplain: His Office, Duties, and Responsibilities, and the Means of Aiding Himwas originally published in 1863. William Young Brown, the author, was one of the first Army hospital chaplains. President Abraham Lincoln personally requested that Brown serve in this position prior to the authorization of military hospital chaplains by Congress.
This historic text contains advice and guidance for military chaplains in all positions. While circumstances of the Nineteenth Century were different than those faced today, the principles contained herein are applicable for ministry in today’s military environment. Chaplains will find in this book encouragement and admonition to be wholly engaged in preaching the gospel and in providing pastoral care to those in their charge.
This reprint edition includes the unabridged text in a new typesetting.
Softcover. 142 pages. ISBN 9781934788004.
The Forgotten Man by William Graham Sumner is now available in the Kindle ebook format from Amazon.com.
In today’s economic and political upheaval, the common man is often forgotten. He is forced to carry on his back the cost of every ill-conceived social program and the well-intended, but morally offensive, dictates of a bankrupt government. The situation was no different in 1883 when the author penned this brief essay.
The Forgotten Man examines the system which demands that the hardworking man and woman support the lifestyles of those who will not provide for themselves. The Forgotten Man is the simple, honest laborer, ready to earn his living by productive work. Instead, he is often at the mercy of the machinations of government leaders who are all too eager to force the Forgotten Man into economic servitude for the benefit of those who refuse honest gain for honest work.
William Graham Sumner was sometime Professor of Political and Social Science at Yale University. He advocated free markets and liberty with restraint. While some of his views about the social development of mankind are less than agreeable, the ideas expressed in this essay are worth reflection in light of the state of modern society.
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