Young Claude Leclerc travels to Paris to begin his training for the priesthood, but he 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” that will “purge every sin away.” Claude yearns to find this fountain, and at last dares to ask the famous Dr. Lefevre where he can find it. His question leads Dr. Lefevre to set aside his study of the saints and study the Scriptures in earnest. As Dr. Lefevre grasps the wonderful truth of salvation by grace, he wants to share it with Claude, but Claude has mysteriously disappeared. Where is he? And will France receive the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ?
Story Setting: France in 1510 - 1522 A.D.
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Notable People and Events: Dr. Lefevre, Guillaume Farel, French Reformation
Originally published in 1872; 196 pages; For Ages 12 – Adult
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"Faithful, But Not Famous moves along at a quick pace and is packed with interesting period details. I love that other figures from the time period are woven into the story, giving the reader a real sense of what was happening in other parts of the world at the same time as the French Reformation." – Kendra Fletcher, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine Read the full review
Emma Leslie (1837-1909), whose actual name was Emma Dixon, was a prolific Victorian children’s author who wrote over 100 books. Emma Leslie brought a strong Christian emphasis into her writing and many of her books were originally published by the Religious Tract Society.
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Hilda the Briton
The Magic Runes
Through Stress and Strain
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Before the Dawn
Dearer Than Life
Elfreda the Saxon
From Bondage to Freedom
Glaucia the Greek Slave
Leofwine the Monk
The Martyr's Victory
Out of the Mouth of the Lion
Sowing Beside All Waters