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Christian Home-Life; A Book of Examples and Principles (Paperback) Loot Price: R381
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Christian Home-Life; A Book of Examples and Principles (Paperback): Christian Home Life

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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.1879 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. THE FORMATION OF CHARACTER--PERSONAL HABITS. HB formation of character is, after all, the great object of education. What a child is, will always, to the right-thinking parent, be a more important consideration than what he knowi, even though the question relate to religious knowledge. Nothing is done if this be left undone. No amount of learning or accomplishments can compensate for serious defects here. The wise man teaches us the relation of both these important aspects of parental duty when addressing his own son, he says, " I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths." l In this, as in all other things pertaining to our moral life, God graciously puts the highest blessing within our reach, even where he sees fit to deny those which, though more sought after, are really inferior. Who, on serious consideration, would prefer the material good to the spiritual? Who would not rather desire for his children that they should belong to "A virtuous household, though exceeding poor," than that they should possess riches or greatness without the virtue? Who is not convinced that J Prov. iv. 1. 90 to educate his children in honesty, truth, industry, usefulness, is of unmeasurably greater importance, even as to this life, than to secure for them, irrespective of these things, the highest positions earth could give?" If the fellow turns out well," writes John Poster on the birth of his son, " I shall not so much mind about his being extra clever. It is goodness that the world is wretched for wanting." These considerations press with greatest force upon the child's spiritual relations and destiny. The formation of character for eternity is the most sacred and the noblest work which God has intrusted, instrumentally, to man. Thi...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Christian Home Life
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 56
ISBN-13: 978-1-235-82650-4
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-235-82650-3
Barcode: 9781235826504

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