Thursday, September 30, 2021

Stepping Heavenward by Mrs. Elizabeth Prentiss



 

I have been transcribing old literature and wanted to bring the writings into a series of books.  I am focusing on the works of Mrs. Elizabeth Prentiss right now.  Her stories have greatly encouraged and inspired me.   Years ago, I created a 90 - day Bible Study / Devotional which included readings from "Stepping Heavenward." I am currently in the process of expanding the study and putting it in paperback.  I hope to have that ready in the coming weeks.

Today, I would like to present the first book in our series of reprints:


  "Stepping Heavenward" was written by Mrs. Elizabeth Prentiss. 

  We have just published a classic edition, from "The Legacy of Home Press." 

It is available in both paperback and hardcover.  Both editions are 295 pages.  The hardcover edition is especially sturdy and beautiful and will make an excellent addition to any home library. 


  Here is a description and information about our edition:


"A beautiful Christian story written as a fictitious journal to inspire readers to holy and joyful living. You will read about a young lady who grows in Christian character through the trials and joys of life. 

The story, centering around domestic life, begins when she is 16 years old and goes on for many years, through marriage and motherhood, up to close to her death. Her story is wholesome, instructive, convicting, and encouraging. 

This edition is republished from the 1900 book and was written by Mrs. Elizabeth Prentiss (1818 - 1878). She was the daughter of a New England clergyman, and the wife of a minister. She was the mother of six children and the author of several inspiring stories, including "Aunt Jane's Hero," and "The Little Preacher." Her writings continue to encourage and bless readers all over the world."

 

- "Special features of the current edition, published by The Legacy of Home press, include:


1.) The text is a standard 12 point font.


2.) The pages are a traditional cream color rather than the bright white found in modern books of today. The cream color is more restful for the reader. It is less wearying on the eyes.
 

3.) A few words in the original book have completely changed in their definition compared to today. These words have been replaced to reflect the author's original meaning.
 

4.) A handful of uncommon words have been left unchanged in our new edition. It is suggested that the reader might enjoy looking up the author's form of expression with the use of the 1828 edition of Noah Webster's dictionary.
 

5.) Mrs. Prentiss often quotes the Bible in her writings. The quotes are from the King James Version of the Bible.
 

6.) George Prentiss (the author's husband) wrote the introduction to the book in 1899. This edition includes both his "sketch of the author" and "story of the book," which are a blessing to read.
 

7.) Mrs. Sharon White, from "The Legacy of Home Press," has written a foreword to the book.
 

8.) The cover photo was taken by Mrs. White and shows some of the scenery of Vermont. The Prentiss family built a house in Dorset, Vermont in 1869. This was where Mrs. Prentiss spent her last 10 summers."

 

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This book is the first in a series of books we are reprinting by Mrs. Prentiss.  Below you will find a link to each edition of "Stepping Heavenward." 

 


 

Stepping Heavenward - The paperback edition:


ISBN # 978-1956616002

295 pages.

6 x 9

 

 

 


Stepping Heavenward - The hardcover edition
:

ISBN # 978-1956616019

295 pages

6 x 9 

 

 

 

 Our next book in the series will be "Aunt Jane's Hero."  We hope to have it ready in the coming weeks. 

 

I hope you enjoy these books! 


Blessings

Mrs. White




 

4 comments:

ladypinktulip said...

Years ago on your blog I saw you recommended Elizabeth Prentiss. I bought everything I could find by her. I LOVE her book Stepping Heavenward. Thank you for your faithfulness to the old paths where the way is GOOD. Love Kelly

Amelia said...

Thank you for sharing, I have heard so many good things about this book and have never gotten around to reading it. It sounds like something I would really enjoy and glean from.

This is great that Legacy of Home Press has revised the book, I will place this on my book list. Thank you again!

Blessings to you! <3

Mrs. Crane said...

Got my book today. Absolutely beautiful. I have an old paperback, but I will enjoy reading this beautiful version. Printing out the study tomorrow.

Teacups95 said...

Dear Lady: I loved that book as a young woman and took the name for our Homeschool. Since I am always learning I still have my Stepping Heavenward Christian School.