Parables of a Country Parson: Heartwarming Stories of Christian Faith and Life

by William E. Barton
edited by Garth Rosell / Stan Flewelling

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Retail: $14.95
Size: 6 x 9
Binding: paper
Pages: 192
Pub Date: 1998
ISBN: 1565634195
ISBN-13: 9781565634190
Item Number: 34195
Categories: Preaching Aids; Christian Living

Product Description

A grandfather gently persuades a reluctant little boy to wash both hands. A wise woman draws upon her knowledge of baking to teach an important lesson about life's empty places. A millionaire tumbles ingloriously down a flight of stairs because he is too haughty to take note of a scrublady and her bar of soap.

Barton’s winsome characters will charm you and his wry wit will entertain you—smoothing the way for his deft applications of timeless, biblically rooted wisdom. Assuming the voice of an ancient sage, but commenting on life in the early twentieth century, Barton captivated millions of readers with his extraordinary insight into everyday happenings. Half a century later, church historian Garth Rosell began reading these stories to delighted friends and students. Many who heard them at the dinner table, from the pulpit, and in the classroom wanted to share them with others. So Rosell, with the help of writer Stan Flewelling, sought out the now-rare original volumes in order to make the present collection available to a contemporary public that cherishes the power of a well-told story to speak truth straight to the heart.

Author Bio

William E. Barton (1861-1930) was one of the best-known American clergymen of the early twentieth century and the author of more than sixty books. His accomplishments were so many that his was the longest entry in the 1930 edition of Who’s Who in America. But his most popular works were the wise and witty parables presented in this book.

Editor Bios

Garth Rosell is professor of church history and director of the Ockenga Institute at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, Massachusetts.
Stan Flewelling is a freelance writer who migrated to Auburn, Washington, from Oak Park, Illinois, where William E. Barton had served as pastor for twenty-five years.

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