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How a Spider Saved a Manís Life: and 51 Other Great Stories
52 Spurgeon Stories for Children
by Tony Hutter
Publisher:Day One Publications
This is a fascinating little book of anecdotes from the early life of C H Spurgeon. These stories are set in a bygone age and in homes where Christ was at the centre of everything. Each story is only two pages long and they have been written at a level suitable for 8 to 12 year olds.
We read about how a spider saved a manís life, catching a fly and (my favourite) how a full size apple got into a narrow neck bottle. Each ends with a brief application and a relevant Bible verse.
It is a sad fact that the average child today is unlikely to find this book very interesting. However, a child who comes from a Christian home and has heard of Charles Spurgeon may well enjoy reading this book. It could therefore make a good Sunday School prize.
I suspect that the book will be of most use to preachers who wish to give a short childrenís talk before the sermon. They will find here a small treasure trove of engaging and spiritually uplifting stories to use.
Reviewer: Alan Hill (16/07/12)