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Apples of Gold: A Parable of Purity

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“Once upon a time, many years ago, when true love walked hand in hand with kisses and promises, and decisions were made to last forever, two girls received a summons to appear before the governor.…”

So begins the story of two sisters in a long-ago land who are presented with a precious gift. The governor wants the young women to protect and care for this gift until the ret
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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published August 15th 2006 by WaterBrook Press
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Ladymarvell
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This book has been in my mom's shelf for years. I've never read it and she's never shown it to me.

I picked it up because it said it was a fairytale. As I read I realized that it was not just a fairytale but a message to teach young adults to save their selves for marriage.

Let me start by saying that I really wanted to like this. This is a message that should be sent out to not only girls but boys as well and the apple as a symbol of virginity is a beau
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Meadow
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Once upon a time, many years ago, true love walked hand in hand with kisses and promises, and decisions were made to last forever. In such a time, two girls received a summons to appear before the governor.
So begins the story of two sisters in a long-ago land who are presented with a precious gift. The governor wants the young women to protect and care for this gift until the return of his son, the prince of the land. Upon the prince’s return, one sister will be chosen to se
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Jaguar
This is a good book on purity. Two sisters have to take care of an apple for the governors son. They would bring it to him and he would pick possibly one of them to be his new housekeeper. Kate doesn't take care of hers. But hopes her beauty will favor the governors son. Lisa on the other hand takes great care of her apple. And Claude, the governors son, sees that Lisa took better care of hers than her sister Kate, whos is all brown and mushy. It is kind of hard to explain it all. You will just ...more
Melissa
Short parable about purity. Geared toward middle school age.
Mira Romina
Simple story but it means so much about purity. :)
Emma
So far it is great!... it is a parable about purity! There is a prince that has went away on a jouney and he is coming back and his father has built him a house and there are 2 girls that the prince's father gave the apples to, ta gard with there lives....and thats all I will say! you will have to read it to here the rest!!!
Bekah
I read it a while ago, but i do remember that it was good... :-)
Amy
Another one where I'm not sure how I rate it.



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The Christy-award winning author of nineteen books including the Women of Faith Novel of the Year Quaker Summer, Lisa Samson has been hailed by Publishers Weekly as "a talented novelist who isn't afraid to take risks." She lives in Kentucky with her husband and three kids.
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