The Sunday-School Teacher's Guide

The Sunday-School Teacher's Guide

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...O brethren, drink deep into the well-spring of life! Be clad with zeal as with a cloak. Study every means to promote the enterprise of the world's salvation in the hearts of your teachers. Let your school libraries be stored with all the varied existing missionary literature in our language. Endeavor to promote, to the uttermost, the study of it among the teachers and senior scholars. Devise suitable methods of bringing the main facts to bear upon the whole school. I shall endeavor, in a subsequent letter, to suggest the best plans of effecting this; and, in the mean time, I invite your attention to the following facts, illustrative of the beneficial tendency of the gospel of Christ. Of all the South Sea characters sketched by Mr. Williams, few are more interesting than that of the spiritual beggar Buteve. One hardly knows whether more to admire this man's temporal or his spiritual industry. Both his hands and his feet were eaten off by a disease which the natives call kokovi. Notwithstanding this calamity, he contrived to raise food sufficient for the support of himself, his wife, and three children. He walked on his knees, and he tilled his ground with an instrument called the ko, which he pressed firmly to his side, and, resting the weight of his body upon it, pierced the ground, and then, scraping out the earth with the stumps of his arms, he clasped the plant, placed it in the hole, and filled in the earth. The weeds he pulled up in the same way..With this afflicted creature Mr. Williams one evening fell in, and held the following dialogue. While the missionary was walking along, Buteve getting off his seat, proceeded on his knees to the middle of the pathway, and shouted, " Welcome, servant of God, who brought light into this dark island;...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236658698
  • 9781236658692