Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Lovely Old Fashioned Study for You

The Elizabeth Prentiss Study

Elizabeth Prentiss

In October of 2009, I created a life transforming study. It is designed to help you have daily personal devotions.

The format helps discipline us, using daily assignments like Prayer, Keeping a Journal,  Bible Reading, Listening to hymns (or gospel music) and reading portions from a wonderful book written in the 1800's by Elizabeth Prentiss, "Stepping Heavenward."

This is a 90 day program and has been adapted for individual use. This was originally a free download,which is no longer available.

 In 2021, we expanded the study into a book.  

The original study was a printout that one would place into a binder notebook..


The new deluxe edition includes these special features:

- Introduction by Mrs. Sharon White

- Portrait of Mrs. Prentiss, from 1882.

- About "Stepping Heavenward," including reviews written in 1871.

- Detailed directions for the study with inspiring details from the letters of Mrs. Prentiss. 

- Instructions for an optional Group Study format called "The Prentiss Study Club." It also has 12 weeks of weekly check-ins for those who want to do the program with others.

- The Study itself has 90 days of assignments with a place to check off each item as completed.

- A brief biography of the Prentiss family at their summer home in Dorset, Vermont (in the 1800's). This includes details of their family life, and photographs taken in 2019 by Mrs. White when she visited Dorset a few years ago. You will see a little of the town and the Prentiss home. 

- Reference notes include details of sources and other helpful information and guidance.


 In addition to having a copy of "The Prentiss Study" book, you will need the following in order to do the study:

- Your Bible. (I use the KJV.)

- A copy of the 1800's book, Stepping Heavenward, by Elizabeth Prentiss. (This is a fictitious journal, which has inspired and changed women all over the world.)

- A journal or notebook to record your diary entries.

- Access to hymns or gospel music.

- Time for Prayer each day.

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  Below you will find a link to each edition of "The Prentiss Study Deluxe Edition" It is available in both paperback and hardcover.  Both editions are 105 pages.  The hardcover edition is especially sturdy and beautiful and will make an excellent addition to any home library. 

The Prentiss Study Deluxe Edition paperback.

105 pages, 6 x 9.

ISBN: 978-1956616040


The Prentiss Study Deluxe Edition hardcover. 

105 pages, 6 x 9.

ISBN:  978-1956616057


  I hope you enjoy the study! If you are able to get "The Prentiss Study" and like it, I hope you will be able to leave a review on Amazon. It would be a great help to me. Thank you!

- Also available from The Legacy of Home Press:


Stepping Heavenward - The paperback edition:

ISBN # 978-1956616002

295 pages.

6 x 9




Mrs. White

Mrs. White's special book for homemakers:"Introduction to Home Economics:  Gentle Instruction to Find Joy in Christian Homemaking."

Find stories of home life, with photographs of my home, in this encouraging book. 

 Paperback, 200 pages. 


Anonymous said...

I always inspired by you, your views and way of thinking, again, appreciate for this nice post.

- Norman

Elisabeth said...

Thank you for the _Stepping Heavenward_ resource!

Wendy Kaye said...

Thank you for sharing! This looks like just what I need right now....I hope my teen daughter will be interested as well.

Michelle Gibson said...

Thank you very much for the links, Mrs. White! I downloaded the audio book as well as your study. I just finished reading through the Bible over the last 80 days and I was looking for another way to focus my study time and I think this will be perfect! :-)

Kathy Lundberg said...

Thank you very much for sharing! The timing of this is totally perfect. Next week, I'm having foot surgery so I'm going to download the items to iTunes; then on to my iPod. I have a 14 year old daughter who I think will enjoy this as well.

I know many are being blessed by your faithfulness to share outstanding resources within the body of Christ.

I've added you to my blog as well.

In His grip!

Kathy Lundberg
Oikodemeoo Ministries

CWHill said...

Thank you so much for sharing your study with us.

i cant decide said...

I have this book and love it. I'm checking out your study!

Lisa said...

Thank you so much for this study! We can't wait to use it with the book.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing your study.

berrypatch said...

I went through this study twice with Mrs. White as my guide. It was WONDERFUL! Enjoy! And thank you once more, Mrs. White! ;-)

Sheila said...

Thank you for sharing this, your time and dedication. I'll be revisiting your beautiful blog, too.

The Momma Chronicles said...

I downloaded the Guttenberg version and, though I got almost no sleep, read it from start to finish last night and today. Thank you for pointing me in that direction! I look forward to doing your study as well.

Mama Said No said...

Thank you so much for the study! I was intrigued by your posting about Elizabeth Prentiss, so I looked her up, and found Stepping Heavenward on the Gutenberg website. I downloaded and read it over a few days, and I was absolutely amazed at the wealth of Biblical teaching in this simple novella. I have downloaded the study, and I will commence the work this coming Monday. I live in the mountains, and have no internet there, so I am thrlled that God has provided your blog as a way to refresh my own personal walk with Him. Thank you again, and my He richly bless you and your family.

Maxine said...

Dear Mrs. White,

This is wonderful! I had no idea this existed. I was doing a Blogger search looking for people who like the Stepping Heavenward book and your profile came up. Then I saw this study on your sidebar! I am definitely going to use it and I thank you so much for sharing it.

One other reason I am so excited is that I just started a blog as well as a Facebook page entitled "Writings of Elizabeth Prentiss." I have started looking for people with whom to connect who might appreciate having quotes from her writings to read from time to time. So that's why I've been searching.

Do you mind if I put a link to your study on my new Facebook page? I won't do it unless you say it's okay. I will soon begin a list of links to put on the sidebar of the new blog and would like to put a link to your blog as well.

I am a homeschooling mom of a senior and the mom of a married daughter and nanna to two wonderful granddaughters. We also have a small family home business.

Thank you so very much.
Maxine Randall

Why Momma Loves the Maxi Dress said...

Thank you Mrs. White!!! Can't wait to get started.

Wendy said...

Thank you, Mrs. White, for this sweet devotional... Though I've had the habit of regular devotion time, this has been a wonderful blessing. :)



Tamms said...

I love your blog! I can't seem to get the Prentiss Study...when I click on the link it says I'm not authorized to view it.

LuAnn @ BackPorchervations said...

I've printed out the first 10 pages of the study and will purchase the Stepping Heavenward book in some form on Thursday, when my husband's school money comes in.

kewkew said...

This looks like a wonderful resource, thank you

Kayla James said...

I was wondering if you could turn this study and some of your other books into ebooks. I am blind, so I can't see a print copy. I know I had a free copy of this study when it was a free download, but I can't remember if I deleted it or not. I can do the study if the book was in a more accessible format.
I would love to read your other books as well. I am 29 and still live with my mother, but want to prepare for marriage and motherhood one day and want to start learning homemaking. I hope you give ebooks some thought. Thank you for your blog. I am glad I found you.