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Timeless Christian Classics (2019 Collection)

By Various Authors

4 Hardcovers.


The 20th-century marked a time when most institutions in the Western world were de-Christianized. A recognition of God, the fear of God, the Scriptures, the centrality of Christ, and almost all remnants of the Christian faith were carefully expunged from schools, children’s media, and children’s literature like The Swiss Family Robinson and Heidi. Others, that were too overtly Christian were simply shelved and by and large forgotten (examples: The Pilgrim’s Progress and The Holy War by John Bunyan).

But there are still Christian families and churches living in the English-speaking world and they still want to read good Christian books. For the Generations team, we see this as the time to re-Christianize our literature, our school curriculum, and our media for our children.

To that end, we have re-published original children’s classics with the original Christian content – the content that was stripped from 20th-century publication, as well as some of the “forgotten” Christian classics from the past. We’re calling it The Timeless Christian Classics Series.

 

 


Heidi

Heidi is one of the most popular children’s books ever published, second only to Pinocchio—with over 50 million copies in print around the world (in at least 50 languages). Heidi is a delightful read. It is one of the most heartwarming Christian stories of all time for children. This is a book filled with joy, gratefulness, and praise to God. It is an ideal story for the Christian family, complete with vivid descriptions of sin, rebellion, God’s mercy, forgiveness, reconciliation, and faith. Young readers will learn about prayer, the purpose of trials, the sovereignty of God, and the goodness of God.

Over the years, much of the Christian content was removed from modern English editions of Heidi. The goal of this landmark republication was to restore all of the original Christian content, some of which was restored from the original German edition of 1881.


  • Enjoy the Christian heritage of this story, including numerous hymns and prayers contained in the original edition
  • Read Scripture verses which tie directly in to the story
  • Share with your children key lessons from each chapter

“The old man now folded his hands and said in a low voice, as big tears rolled down his cheeks: ‘Father, I have sinned against Heaven and against Thee, and I am no more worthy to be Thy son!’”


 

The Holy War

In The Holy War, John Bunyan masterfully presents the battle for the town of Mansoul (representing man) as Diabolus (Satan) wages war with Shaddai (God the Father), Emmanuel (Jesus Christ), and the Lord High Secretary (The Holy Spirit). It is an allegorical portrayal of the victory of Christ in saving sinners from the clutches of the devil. In this classic Christian work, Bunyan’s vivid depictions of battle remind the reader of the reality of spiritual forces warring for the soul.

Few books illustrate so well the words of the Apostle Peter: “Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8). The Holy War also ministers hope because by faith, “we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Romans 8:37).


  • Rediscover this original, unabridged Christian classic
  • Take advantage of over 300 explanatory notes, Scripture references, and word definitions
  • Enjoy beautiful illustrations bringing the most exciting scenes to life

“Remember, therefore, O my Mansoul, that thou art beloved of me: as I have, therefore, taught thee to watch, to fight, to pray, and to make war against my foes; so now I command thee to believe that my love is constant to thee. O my Mansoul, how have I set my heart, my love upon thee! Watch. Behold, I lay none other burden upon thee, than what thou hast already. Hold fast, till I come.”


 

Robinson Crusoe

As a young man, Robinson Crusoe dishonors his parents by running away to sea. He is enslaved in Africa, but manages to escape to Brazil. After years of sinful living, a storm destroys the slave ship on which he is sailing. He is the only survivor. Washed up on a tropical island, he lives there all by himself for almost thirty years.

Providentially, he is able to collect many useful supplies from the wreck of the ship. Taking dominion of the island, he makes a home in the wilderness. He grows his own food, raises his own livestock, and makes his own clothes and tools. But while he learns to provide for his material needs, he is still a slave to sin. Then in the midst of a terrible sickness, he finds forgiveness, redemption, and deliverance in the Lord Jesus Christ.


  • Preserves the original Christian content, often removed in modern abridged editions
  • Published in a collectible, quality binding appropriate for this classic
  • Provides an easy-to-read format and classic illustrations

“Now I looked back upon my past life with such horror, and my sins appeared so dreadful, that my soul sought nothing of God but deliverance from the load of guilt that bore down all my comfort. As for my solitary life, it was nothing. I did not so much as pray to be delivered from it or think of it; it was all of no consideration in comparison to this. And I add this part here, to hint to whoever shall read it, that whenever they come to a true sense of things, they will find deliverance from sin a much greater blessing than deliverance from affliction.”


 

The Pilgrim's Progress for Young Readers

Originally published in 1678, John Bunyan’s The Pilgrim’s Progress remains one of the best-selling books of all time. Today, Bunyan’s classic allegory exists in over 200 languages—a testimony to its enduring value to the church of Jesus Christ. This unique allegorical account of the Christian life is richly saturated with Scripture and filled with spiritual wisdom by a man who genuinely knew both the joys and sorrows of the Christian life.

In this new edition of Bunyan’s classic work, Generations has produced a simplified version of The Pilgrim’s Progress (Part 1) for young readers (ages 11-14). This beautiful edition provides a readable introduction to the writings of John Bunyan.


  • Introduce this timeless classic to Christian families in an easy-to-read format
  • Enjoy beautiful illustrations bringing the most exciting scenes to life
  • Helps young readers with moderately updated language

“So I saw in my dream, that just as Christian reached the cross, his burden loosed from off his shoulders, and fell from off his back, and began to tumble, and so continued to do till it came to the mouth of the tomb, where it fell in, and I saw it no more. Then was Christian glad and joyful, and said with a merry heart, ‘He has given me rest by His sorrow, and life by His death.’”