Excerpt from The Childhood of Jesus: And Other Sermons
When the interest of the subject which occupies us is comprehended, and when it is felt with the heart of a father or a mother, one can not escape from a painful surprise on opening the first chapters of the Gospels and vainly searching page after page for details respecting the child hood of our Lord, upon which it would be so profitable, it seems to us, to medi tate and to cause our children to medi tate. One could wish to shake the book, that from it there might drop some addi tional narratives of those thirty years spent at Nazareth, and to which Saint Luke, the only one of the evangelists who speaks of them, devotes but twelve verses. With what care would a human book have shunned a like omission! Among the false gospels (known under the name of Apocryphal Gospels) which.
About the Publisher
Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com
This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more