The Life of Our Lord By Charles Dickens
The Life of Our Lord is a unique and special book in that it, more than any other, reflects Dickens' love of God and faith in Jesus Christ. Within its pages, the great novelist unfolds the Gospel message of Jesus...
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The Life of Our Lord is a unique and special book in that it, more than any other, reflects Dickens' love of God and faith in Jesus Christ. Within its pages, the great novelist unfolds the Gospel message of Jesus Christ, hand-written in the beautiful "Dickensian" prose the world has come to adore, specifically for his own children during their earlier years. This biographical sketch is not intended as a detailed chronology of the author's life and writings, but instead is primarily a reflection on the heart of the man and the primary motivation behind his great literary works--his faith in Christ and his love for his fellow man. With humility and adoration, we add this precious book to the distinguished Pure Gold Classics collection in anticipation and expectation that young and old alike will be richly blessed by the simplicity and warmth of the story of the life of our Savior that Dickens left as a blessing to the world and a glorious testimony of his own personal relationship with the Lord.
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Charles Dickens, perhaps the best British novelist of the Victorian era, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire, England in 1812. His happy early childhood was interrupted when his father was sent to debtors' prison, and young Dickens had to go to work in a factory at age twelve. Later, he took jobs as an office boy and journalist before publishing essays and stories in the 1830s. His first novel, The Pickwick Papers, made him a famous and popular author at the age of twenty-five. Subsequent works were published serially in periodicals and cemented his reputation as a master of colorful characterization, and as a harsh critic of social evils and corrupt institutions. His many books include Oliver Twist, David Copperfield, Bleak House, Great Expectations, A Christmas Carol, and A Tale of Two Cities. Dickens married Catherine Hogarth in 1836, and the couple had nine children before separating in 1858 when he began a long affair with Ellen Ternan, a young actress. Despite the scandal, Dickens remained a public figure, appearing often to read his fiction. He died in 1870, leaving his final novel, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, unfinished.