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Faithful, But Not Famous: A Tale of the French Reformation
In the spring of A.D. 1510, young Claude Leclerc leaves his widowed mother and two sisters in southern France and travels to Paris to begin his training for the priesthood. The Church is very powerful but also very corrupt, and Claude is not sure what he believes about God. One day he learns the words to an old hymn and is drawn to the lines about "David's Royal Fountain" ...more
Softcover, 196 pages
Published June 26th 2009 by Salem Ridge Press
(first published 1872)
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This is the third Emma Leslie book I've read (the first two being Glaucia the Greek Slave and Out of the Mouth of the Lion) and so far I find that her works are superior to most Victorian novels. They actually contain Biblical doctrine, not just moral ideals. This is the tale of a young monk who lives in a time when everyone thinks they are a Christian, but no one knows what to do about their sins. Enter Dr. Lefevre and Guillaume Farel (the latter of Genevan fame) and you have a great story of ...more
Apr 14, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing
As a parent who desires to give their children good and pure literature that also gives glory to the Lord, I know how hard it is to find books that meet this criteria. This is where Salem Ridge Press enters the scene with their republished books from the 1800 and 1900′s that fulfill the requirements of godly character traits, high moral values and wholesome. I had the pleasure of reading Faithful, But Not Famous by Emma Leslie which was orginally published in 1872 but is set in France in the ...more
I think I'll give this one a go for the sake of the history, but probably not much else. It seems suspiciously ironic that the main character is opened up to reliance on only the Bible by the words of a hymn, grounded in tradition, instead of the Bible itself.