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." This study has now been expanded with special features and is available in  paperback

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.  

*Updated, January 2024: It is now available in Kindle as well. You will find the link at the end of this post.*

  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.) 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.

2.) Mrs.White has written a foreword to the book.

3.) 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 





Stepping Heavenward - The Kindle edition.







 Our next book in the series will be "Aunt Jane's Hero.


I hope you enjoy these books!  

- Also available from The Legacy of Home Press:


 A 90 - Day devotional study, For A Peaceful, Old Fashioned Bible Time.

The Prentiss Study Deluxe Edition paperback.- By Mrs. White

105 pages, 6 x 9.

ISBN: 978-1956616040


Mrs. White

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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.