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Paula, the Waldensian

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I don't remember all. I would have liked to have kept the letter. It was such a letter that would help any one to die, for it was certainly a treasure. But my poor madame wished to carry it to the tomb with her, and no doubt it is there yet in her hands, poor little angel. As I remember it, the letter concluded thus: 'He that believeth on Me hath everlasting life, and him ...more
Paperback, 433 pages
Published October 1st 1942 by Loizeaux Brothers (first published 1899)
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A beautiful story of the sweet influence of a Christian character upon even the roughest of communities. It's short and sweet, and though the theology isn't quite perfect, it's most certainly worth reading.
Apr 23, 2016 Hannah rated it it was amazing
Here's another I can hardly believe I never reviewed. Paula, orphaned, comes into a selfish, worldly French family and totally revolutionizes it by her faith and her witness. This story will break your heart and ignite your faith at the same time.

The Waldenses were a small sect who refused to join with the Catholic faith in the days before the Reformation. They were often persecuted, even feared for their beliefs. They might have had a quirk or two in their side theology, (such as standards of d
Mar 28, 2011 Samantha rated it it was amazing
"*Originally written in French; then adapted and translated from the Spanish version by W.M. Strong.(1940)

Paula was someone who loved God and loved her neighbors as herself.
A letter comes and it is decided that Paula (recently orphaned) will come to live with the family. The family consists of a father, two daughters and a son as well as their older servant. They are still in mourning over the loss of the wife and mother but Paula soon cheers them up! She brings joy and love into their family
Jan 12, 2014 Rose rated it it was amazing
I really appreciate this story. Paula is an orphaned Waldensian girl that goes to live with her Uncle and his family. She's faithful and virtuous despite her Uncle's disdain for her faith. Through her years of kindness toward her new family she slowly wins them over. The story is a good introduction to the Waldensian faith. The one criticism is that Paula is perhaps a little too perfect for a child, somewhat reminiscent of Heidi. Overall, it's a very nice story.
Feb 02, 2011 Go2therock rated it really liked it
What a treasure to find. This book is a rarity in this day and age. I am having my daughters read it now, hoping that it will touch their hearts and minds with its sweetness, tenderness, honesty, and truth. I am so grateful to have stumbled upon it.
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I sweet, sad story, but a light, gentle read. I find it hard to believe anyone could be that perfect, but it may well be my own stubborn, rebellious nature speaking
Sarah A.
Read this book so many times as a child...amazing faith, amazing sacrifice, amazing love...
Aug 24, 2009 Lakota rated it it was amazing
so Sad! yet the Amazing Faith of a child! awesome story!
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This girl loves the gospel. Me too.
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