Heroines: The Lives of Great Literary Characters and What They Have to Teach Us by Mary Riso, Mary Riso |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Heroines: The Lives of Great Literary Characters and What They Have to Teach Us

Heroines: The Lives of Great Literary Characters and What They Have to Teach Us

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by Mary Riso, Mary Riso
     
 
You yearn for beauty and goodness, love and mercy—rare qualities in today's world. Still, they can be found if you know where to look.

Author Mary Riso explores the hearts of the heroines made famous in literary classics. Discover anew the unfounded love that blossoms in the orphan Jane Eyre; experience, with Betsey Trotwood, the courage to speak truth in the

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You yearn for beauty and goodness, love and mercy—rare qualities in today's world. Still, they can be found if you know where to look.

Author Mary Riso explores the hearts of the heroines made famous in literary classics. Discover anew the unfounded love that blossoms in the orphan Jane Eyre; experience, with Betsey Trotwood, the courage to speak truth in the face of evil in David Copperfield; thrill with Natasha of War and Peace, whose inner beauty transfixes those around her.

You will be inspired and challenged to take on the true feminine virtues of these great heroines—finding new faith, purpose, wisdom, and courage. Nurture your heart as you discover that a good story with real virtue can draw you to its ultimate source: the Creator of all good things.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801064289
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/15/2003
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.56(w) x 8.64(h) x 0.50(d)

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For some Christians, though this idea is less dominant lately, the Bible is the one book they need to read. However, many of us do read other books, and there are things to learn from them that mirror Biblical truths. ....... ***** Mary Riso explores this in her book, HEROINES. Using characters familiar to those students of classic literature, such as CS Lewis, the Brontes, the SECRET GARDEN, and some less familiar, she draws out the morals to be learned from the women featured in these novels. Many of these books are ones that have been regulated to childhood, but though unstated, she makes the point that Jesus made, that we are to come as children, thus, reading from 'children's ' literature might help us to do this. This is not a book for 'chicks' alone, but also for men, for anyone who wants to discover the treasures to be found on dusty library shelves. *****