The words of Jesus, Suffer the little children to come unto me ... for of such is the kingdom of God ought to be a living reality in young children. This 19th century story demonstrates just such a reality through the life of a little girl who loves the Savior and tries to obey his commands through persecution, temptation, and disappointment. Set ...
The words of Jesus, Suffer the little children to come unto me ... for of such is the kingdom of God ought to be a living reality in young children. This 19th century story demonstrates just such a reality through the life of a little girl who loves the Savior and tries to obey his commands through persecution, temptation, and disappointment. Set in the coastal South of the 1840s, this Christian classic provides clear testimony to the Grace of God in the life of a child. As a young heiress to an enormous fortune, Elsie Dinsmore has the wealth of the world at her fingertips. But as an endearing 8-year-old little girl, all Elsie ever wants is the loving care of her only surviving parenther father, Horace Dinsmore. However, the young Mr. Dinsmore is oceans away in Europe without a single thought of her, except to relinquish his care to Elsies grandfather and step-grandmother at Roselands, the familys Southern plantation. Surrounded by unloving relatives who treat her harshly, Elsie seeks comfort from her heavenly Father, the One she learns will never leave her nor forsake her. Her tender faith in Jesus will have to stand the test of immense trials and injustice that await little Elsie at Roselands. Elsie Dinsmore is the first book in the original, unabridged nineteenth century Martha Finley classic, the Elsie Dinsmore Series. These books are best when read in order.
The entire Elsie Dinsmore series is wonderful! Excellent writing along with a "I feel there" story, make these books a real pleasure to read. My 18 yr old daughter loves these books and has even reread them. She only had the first 12 books, so asked for the remaining 16 to complete the set for her Christmas present. This tells you how interesting these books are -- a 4.0 college student enjoys them!
Sep 19, 2008
A Great Read
I though this book was very good. Though It made me cry at parts. Theirs some valuable lessons in obediance, faith and many more. But all in all it's a charming little book about a little girl. I reccomend it to book lovers, young and old.
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