Staff Pick – Children’s Edition of Touching Incidents and Remarkable Answers to Prayer

TouchingIncidentsEach week the blog will feature a favorite book of a staff member that’s available on WORDsearch.

I have always been interested in history. Specifically, the way technology, religious beliefs and social customs work together to paint a picture of daily life. I first became interested in history in this way when I started trying to discern what God was trying to tell me as I studied the Bible. I found that many passages and lessons took on a different meaning when I knew more about the sociopolitical environment from which the author was writing.

It is for this reason that I immediately thought of the Children’s Edition of Touching Incidents and Remarkable Answers to Prayer by Rev. S. B. Shaw when I was told to pick a favorite book that I had worked on. The children’s edition of Touching Incidents (you will forgive me if I don’t type out the full title every time!) was published in 1895, the author adding illustrations to make the book more palatable to a younger audience. The very existence of this book in a children’s edition shows a huge change in moral and social ideals from the late 1800’s to today.

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