The National Sunday school teacher Volume 2

 
9781231238080: The National Sunday school teacher Volume 2

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1867 Excerpt: ...as high as a 175 scholars some Sabbaths. It is under the superintendency of Mr. E. S. Skinner, Pres. of the Chicago S. S. Union. The Mission for Sailors and street boys under the same auspices holds divine service in the same hall every Sabbath evening. A very interesting Institute was held last week on Tuesday and Thursday even ings in the lecture-room of the Clark street Methodist Church under the auspices of the Methodist Mission and S. S. Union. The pastors of the various Methodist churches preached on Sunday School subjects on the Sabbath preceding, and the Wednesday evening prayer-meetings were devoted to the same subject. We are glad to see that the plan suggested in the March No. of this magazine is being so generally adopted. Editor's Table. SUNDAY School Literature. It Must Be Readable. It is of no manner of use to burden your shelves with dull books, whose only recommendation is their ineffable stupidity. We say stupidity, for no person of ordinary intelligence, will write books of dry facts and dull statistics for children. Such were some of those published by the London Religious Tract Society some years ago, and atterwards republished m this country. We have seen a whole shelf full 'of the useless stuff, looking perfectly new, after having been in the S. S. Library for five years. Give the children books that they read. Books with such titles as "Egypt," "Ancient Jerusalem," &c, are just so much money thrown away, and they will stare at you for years, with owlish solemnity and unsoiled covers. They will last forever. Sunday School Literature Must Be True. We do not mean to say there should be no fiction in it. There is nothing more senseless than the crusade against fiction in general. Some books of fiction are truer th...

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