Meet a Special Phillips Family Friend
Presenting "Ballantyne the Brave" — 50% Off This Week
Letter From Doug Phillips:
In my home, I have introduced my children to a special "Daddy-approved" friend and adventure guide. His name is R.M. Ballantyne, and he inspires my sons and daughters with exciting tales that teach them about the greatest adventure of all — serving and glorifying our Heavenly Father.
Today I'm inviting you to share the stories of this incredible Christian man with your family, and I have a special offer that will help you do so.
Through Friday, save 50% when you purchase any three or more of Vision Forum's twenty Christian adventure classics by R. M. Ballantyne. View his books and purchase them online.
Pirates, Ice Caves, Wild Gorillas, and the Gospel
So who is R.M. Ballantyne, and why would you want him as a friend and adventure guide for your children?
Mr. Ballantyne was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, in 1825. His father and uncles were longtime publishers of Sir Walter Scott, one of the most famous authors of all time. Building on his family's legacy in the book world, Ballantyne himself would become perhaps the most influential writer of boys' literature from his generation.
Called "Ballantyne the Brave" by Robert Louis Stevenson, R.M. Ballantyne was a devout Christian of the Scottish Covenanter kind, and his books reflect his belief in God's faithfulness regardless of obstacle or hardship. Ballantyne's adventure tales are filled with shipwrecks, polar bears, Viking expeditions, pirate attacks, Eskimo encounters, the deep jungles of Africa and South America, gold mines, dangerous savages, and many other heart-pounding, page-turning exploits. But though his stories featured earthly adventures and conquests, they were also self-consciously and vigorously Christian. He wrote with an eternal purpose in mind:
...in all my writings I have always tried — how far successfully I know not — to advance the cause of Truth and Light, 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.
– R.M. Ballantyne, Personal Reminiscences in Book-Making
Shark Attack! — FromThe Coral Island by R.M. Ballantyne
Save 50% on Any Three or More Books — Ends Feb. 17
Through February 17, save 50% off list price when you purchase three or more of R.M. Ballantyne's beautiful hardback books, including The Coral Island, The Pirate City, Hunted and Harried, and many more — we have twenty titles in all. Just add three or more Ballantyne books to your shopping cart and they will automatically reduce in price to $11 each.
Our R.M. Ballantyne book sale ends at midnight (CST) on February 17, 2012. This sale pricing is valid only for orders placed online, and may not be applied to past orders.