Thursday, April 23, 2009

Happy "Ballantyne's Day"

50% Savings on Boys' and Girls' Summer Reading Series

...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. —R.M. Ballantyne, from Personal Reminiscences in Book-Making

Never Heard of Happy Ballantyne’s Day?

Well, this is our way of remembering the rip-roaringest, globe-trekkingest, Christian boys adventure writer of the 19th century.

Born April 24, 1825, he was perhaps the most influential writer of boys’ literature from his generation. He was also a devout Christian of the Scottish Covenanter kind, and a globe-trekking adventurer whose sturdy prose earned him the moniker “Ballantyne the Brave” from none other than Robert Louis Stevenson.

“Boys Learn to Love to Read with Ballantyne”

His name was R.M. Ballantyne, and his self-consciously Christian tales of bravery, resourcefulness, and fearless exploration have inspired hundreds of thousands of boys to embrace the call of manhood to its fullest, noblest capacity. And, even more important than the excitement and intrigue of his stories, Ballantyne’s heart for evangelizing and discipling young men shines brightly as his books powerfully reveal that the sole safeguard against evil is the redemptive love of God.

Celebrate Ballantyne’s Day with 50% Off Savings!

20-Volume Ballantyne Christian Adventure Library

R.M. Ballantyne was, and is, a man worth knowing. So this year, to help introduce “Ballantyne the Brave” to as many families as possible, Vision Forum is kicking off its Ballantyne’s Day celebration with a limited-time special offer. For six days only, save 50% on the 20-volume Ballantyne Christian Adventure Library!


Special Offer — Save 50% on the Elsie Dinsmore Library

As a special treat for young ladies who may or may not fancy Ballantyne’s gritty, manly writing style, Vision Forum is also offering a special 50% discount on the classic Elsie Dinsmore Library. This 12-volume collection features the life and times of the fictional Elsie Dinsmore, brought to life for millions of readers by Martha Finley’s brilliant pen. Featuring commitment to biblical principles in the midst of adversity, and a passionate love for Christ, Elsie’s nineteenth-century trials and triumphs will inspire the young lady in your life.

Sales End April 28, 2009

Don’t miss these huge savings on two fantastic libraries! To take advantage of these offers, please place your order online. Offers end at midnight on April 28, 2009 (CDT).

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