“My dear children, I am very anxious that you should know something about the History of Jesus Christ. For everybody ought to know Him. No one ever lived who was so good, so kind, so gentle . . .”
So begins The Life of Our Lord, the sincere efforts of Charles Dickens to teach his children about the life, ministry, and mission of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world.
Most people know that Dickens is the greatest novelist of all time, but many people don't realize how much his novels were true parables of Christianity. He was a man who not only wrote of Christian principles, but he lived them in the way that he worked diligently on behalf of the poor and the destitute, lobbying for reform and assistance on their behalf. He believed that true religion was practiced on the streets where want and ignorance were far too prevalent. "The Life of Our Lord" is a rare personal insight into Dickens' own feelings about the Savior, and his desire to share those precious beliefs with his children. It is truly one of my favorite books and should be read by everyone! This particular volume with its beauty and quality, complete with such lovely illustrations, is exquisitely done. It's on my Christmas wish list, and it will have a place of honor in my home! Anita Stansfield