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The Squire and the Scroll - A Tale of the Rewards of a Pure Heart

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Squire and the Scroll

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The Squire and the Scroll: A Tale of the Rewards of a Pure Heart
by Jennie Bishop and Preston McDaniels

This captivating adventure follows a young squire who travels a long, dangerous road beside his brave knight, on a quest for their king.  The action builds until the final face-off with the monstrous, evil dragon.  On then does the squire learn of the secret beyond the cave that ends in a joyous celebration for the entire kingdom.

Children will gain valuable insight as they learn, along with the young squire, what it means to face the dangers of temptation, and what it takes to guard one's heart from all that is impure.

"How can a young man keep his way pure?  By living according to your word."
Psalm 119:9 (NIV)

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This item received 5 stars overall. Teaching Catholic Manhood starts here...

Jennie Bishop has a flair for presenting morality and the way one should live, in a manner that engages little ones and plants the seeds for strong spiritual development.  The Squire and the Scroll is a beautifully illustrated adventure that teaches Catholic boys the virtues of having a pure heart and a clear conscience.

The young squire in the book is paired with an older knight to quest for the Lantern of Purest Light that had been stolen from the castle in the kingdom.  He is given a scroll upon his leaving home that contains the teachings he learned by which to live.  Through the journey to find the dragon who stole the Lantern the squire is tested along side the knight by a variety of temptations.  In the end it is the scroll the boy carried that is his best guide. 

Mrs. Bishop deals with the fact that many grownups explain away the wrongfulness of their actions. She also addresses the difficulties that young and old alike have Full Review...

This item received 3 stars overall. The Squire and the Scroll teaches what it means to be pure of heart.

In The Squire and the Scroll, author Jennie Bishop creates a parable meant to teach children the meaning of temptation and how to guard the heart from “all that is impure.” The author draws her story from Psalm 119:9 –

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How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.”

After having read Bishop’s other book geared towards girls that I loved, Full Review...

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