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A Heart Strangely Warmed

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John Wesley is a fiery preacher who is stirring up the people in London. One day, while peddling his father's wares, Robert Upton meets Wesley and his life is changed forever. Robert and his father start going to Wesley's meetings. Gradually, Robert begins to understand what Wesley's preaching is all about. As he allows God to work in his life, Robert finds that his own he ...more
Paperback, 126 pages
Published May 16th 2007 by Herald Press (first published June 1975)
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Elyssa
Jan 05, 2010 rated it liked it
this one was good, very interesting. It was kinda predictable, as in you always knew what was going to happen at the end. there was one part, where both my mom and I questioned the editor's sanity.... Here it is: "Another man rushed through the throng and raised his arm to strike. He let it drop and instead stroked Wesley's head. "what soft hair he has."" I mean, seriously! you go from striking somebody, to stroking their head?!?!?!?!? I thought this was funny. But it was a good book, I enjoyed ...more
Lisa
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Lisa by: Sonlight Homeschool Curriculum
Historical fiction for young children about the preacher, John Wesley, who, after his famous conversion experience in Aldersgate Street, London in 1738 (where he felt his "heart strangely warmed"), went on to found Methodism. ...more
The other John
This one was a surprise--a book used in the Sonlight curriculum that's bad. I mean, it's not burn-this-book bad, but it is pretty poor waiting room material. The book is a peek at the life of John Wesley, one of the founders of Methodism. The tale is told from the view of a young boy, Robert Upton, who encounters Wesley and gradually joins the movement. What makes the book so poor is bad storytelling. Wesley's life is only partially shared through narrative. There are many times when the action ...more
Dawn Roberts
Louise Vernon is not the greatest author. She tries to write historical fiction for children, but really ends up just dumping a bunch of facts into dialogue by nameless characters. Still, I appreciate the library she has created to make giants of our Christian faith accessible to children. This biography of John Wesley is memorable and an easy read.
Tammy
Jan 03, 2011 rated it did not like it
Didn't like this the first time I read and didn't like it the second time, either. It's confusing and choppy and I constantly feel like I'm being beat over the head with a never-ending sermon. I think I'll find another book about the Wesley's to read when it's time for this book again in our schooling. ...more
Kyrie
I didn't really like the story and found it to be too predictable. Oh, gee, the boy comes around to the point of view espoused by the author....
However, my mother-in-law, who is Methodist and loved all things Methodist, thought it was a GREAT book. She oculdn't believe I was just giving it away to her!
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Gillian
Nov 15, 2010 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: People seeking God
Shelves: owned
The plot really isn't the best part of this book. It isn't an action book at all, it's more of a basic plot, with lots of historical and religious info about John Wesley which I enjoyed reading. It's a good read for those who are looking to find what they could do for God as well. ...more
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I'm reading this book for school.... ...more
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I had better expectations for this little book on the ministry of John Wesley and the history of Methodism. Though the story itself is interesting, and I liked that it was from the viewpoint of a young boy, I found the content rather confusing. I come away totally unclear as to what John Wesley really believed on many points, as many of his quotes were not really in a context that would explain what was meant. The author said much in rather introspective terminology without much real truth; I th ...more
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Born in Coquille, Oregon, on March 6, 1914, Vernon later graduated from Willamette University. An author of children's books about religious heritage and historical fiction, Vernon has seen numerous books published in series form. After traveling abroad to research her subjects, Vernon has penned novels about John Wesley, William Tyndale, John Wycliffe, and Johann Gutenberg, to name a few. Several ...more

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