Posted by: Sherry Goodwin | December 10, 2009

Something Old, Something New

Frances Ridley Havergal (1836-1879) was born a pastor’s daughter.  Her father sacrificed in order to provide a fine education for his children.  Frances’ formal education ended at 17, with one term at a young woman’s school in Germany, where, for the first time in its history, the school awarded a student first prize, Frances being the recipient of that award.  Having surrendered her heart to the Lord at 14, she viewed her knowledge as a means to know Christ more, and make Him more known.  This selection of her work is reflective of the quality of virtually all her writing.  The first half of the book is a collection of sixty very fine poems, diligently arranged to dove-tail from one poem and topic to the next.  This is followed by several excerpts from her letters, and ten challenging and helpful prose pieces.  The booklet than concludes with six of her music scores.  It is our hope that this booklet will be of service to our King–both in the growth of His bride and the expanse of His kingdom.

This is a review of the Havergal booklet, a new publication announcing The Complete Works of Frances Ridley Havergal, soon to be printed by Granted Ministries Press.  You may also view the newly published paperback copy of the Havergal biography, Ever, Only, All for Thee written by Mrs. Pamela Bugden, here.  (Scroll down at the site to see the complete review of the booklet and pricing.)



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