Saturday, April 10, 2010

Ballantyne Libray Collection - 50% OFF!!!

If there is any boy or man who loves to be melancholy and morose, and who cannot enter into the regions of fun, let me seriously advise him to shut my book and put it away. It was not meant for him.
—R.M. Ballantyne, from the preface to The Coral Island

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R.M. Ballantyne Christian Adventure Library

He was perhaps the most influential writer of boys’ literature in his generation. He was also a devout Christian of the Scottish Covenanter kind, and his thrilling 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 what tales they are!

He wrote of 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 adventures. But though his books were filled with earthly adventures and conquests, he had a more eternal purpose in mind: 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.
Who is this illustrious author? His name is Robert Michael Ballantyne, and his Christian adventure classics that inspired the boys of his own generation are now available for a new generation of boys who aspire to be men.

Presenting the R.M. Ballantyne Christian Adventure Library from Vision Forum!

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R.M. Ballantyne Christian Adventure Library

“Ballantyne the Brave”
One of Vision Forum’s primary missions is to equip families with tools to help them inspire boys and girls toward courageous manhood and noble womanhood. This means finding literature that challenges the cynicism of our modern age with transcendent biblical truths that give hope to our children. In the annals of nineteenth century Christian adventure literature, nothing fits that bill better than the writings of Robert Michael Ballantyne.

Robert Michael Ballantyne
“The Boys’ Storywriter”

Dubbed “Ballantyne the Brave,” by none other than Robert Louis Stevenson, R.M. Ballanytyne was not just another writer of the Victorian age who penned exciting historic fiction. His strong and uncompromising Christian presuppositions undergird all his tales.

Regrettably, many publishers declined to republish Ballantyne in the twentieth century 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. But at Vision Forum, we are thrilled to offer twenty of “Ballantyne the Brave’s” best works, with their strong Gospel message completely intact and ready to inspire a new generation of manly adventurers for Christ.

Normally, each Smythe-sewn, hardback book in the R.M. Ballantyne Christian Adventure Library retails for $22. If you were to purchase each of these books individually, the total price would be $440. However, for three days only, Vision Forum is offering the entire 20-volume set for only $220, plus shipping. That’s just $11 apiece for these beautifully-bound, substantial, hardback, collectible books — a savings of $220, and 50% off retail!

This special offer expires at midnight on Monday, April 12 (CST), and may not be applied to past orders.

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