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Emma Leslie Church History Series

Sowing Beside All Waters
Sowing Beside All Waters
A Tale of the World in the Church

by Emma Leslie

Illustrated by Gunston

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Story Synopsis

   There is newfound freedom from persecution for Christians under the emperor, Constantine, but newfound troubles as well. Errors and pagan ways are creeping into the Church, while many of the most devoted Christians are withdrawing from the world into the desert as hermits and nuns. Quadratus, one of the emperor’s special guards, is concerned over these developments, even in his own family. Then a riot sweeps through the city and Quadratus’ home is ransacked. When he regains consciousness, he finds that his sister, Placidia, is gone. Where is she? And can the Church handle the new freedom, and remain faithful?

Story Setting:  The Roman Empire in 313 - 363 A.D.
Notable People and Events:  Constantine, Athanasius, Augustine, Council of Nicea
Originally published in 1875; 264 pages; For Ages 12 – Adult

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   "Your child can learn history, learn vocabulary, enjoy good literature, and become closer to Christ all by just reading [Sowing Beside All Waters]. This is a great piece of work, and I would unquestionably buy it if it were not already in my possession."  –  Colton Dumont, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine  Read the full review

   "What I most enjoyed about this story was its mix of history with Christian faith. Therefore, while learning about Roman history, you also learn about Jesus' love, His forgiveness, and the power of prayer."  –  Clara S.

   "This is definitely a book that brings history to life. Many a night I had to keep reading to find out what would happen next to Placidia. Her story became real to me as I experienced life during these ancient times through this living book..."  –  Kerry

   "The story is well written and easily understood, providing a great deal of knowledge throughout the book. I personally enjoy historical fictions and this one will top my list for future suggestions. "  –  Homeschool mom from SC

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.

Also by Emma Leslie:

Junior Church History Series
For Merrie England
Hilda the Briton
The Magic Runes
Soldier Fritz
Through Stress and Strain

Church History Series
Before the Dawn
The Captives
Dearer Than Life
Elfreda the Saxon
Faithful, But Not Famous
From Bondage to Freedom
Glaucia the Greek Slave
Gytha's Message
Leofwine the Monk
The Martyr's Victory
Out of the Mouth of the Lion

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