Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Book Give Away.
Crystal over at Biblical Womanhood is giving away this entire set of books. Go over and visit her to enter the drawing.
For those of you who appreciate the high quality and character-building books which Vision Forum sells, I have some exciting news for you: I will be giving away an entire Ballantyne Christian Adventure Library this week on my blog, compliments of the wonderful folks at Vision Forum.
This 10-volume set (a $220 value - on sale for a limited time for $165!) was written in the 19th century by Robert Michael Ballantyne, who was a devout Christian of the Scottish Covenanter kind and perhaps the most influential writer of boys' literature of his generation.
Vision Forum writes about the author:
...he not only inspired a generation of writers to take up their pens in defense of the ideals of biblical manhood, but he changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of boys for the better with his globe-trekking adventure stories that emphasized Christian character in the face of adversity.
In the twentieth century, many publishers declined to carry Ballantyne because of his strong biblical emphasis. Others hoped to capitalize on the past popularity of his books, but required that Ballantyne's overt Gospel Christianity be stricken from his storylines.
Now, Vision Forum is pleased to introduce R.M. Ballantyne to twenty-first century children. Our Ballantyne Christian Adventure Library comes complete with the faith-affirming Christianity of the original volumes, just as intended by the author.
Ballantyne was not just another writer of the Victorian age who penned exciting historic fiction. His strong and uncompromising Christian presuppositions undergird all his stories. He encouraged his readers to put their trust in God for this life and the next, and taught in his stories that the one safeguard against evil is the redemptive love of God.
This is why republishing the Ballantyne Christian Adventure Library fulfills a long-time dream for Vision Forum. It is why we are so pleased to release the first ten books in our series of more than sixty volumes to be printed in the months and years ahead. It is why we have produced each Ballantyne book with quality and care, offering today's readers Smythe-sewn hardbound books that will be enjoyed by generations of readers to come. And it is why we encourage you to make "Ballantyne the Brave" your own family's faithful friend and adventure guide, confident that the man who broke tens of thousands of boys' hearts with his passing will inspire yours with his literary return.
R.M. Ballantyne once wrote:
...in all my writings I have always tried - how far successfully I know not - to advance the cause of Truth and Right and to induce my readers to put their trust in the love of God our Saviour, for this life as well as the life to come.