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To Live a Truer Life: A Story of the Hopedale Community Hardcover – June 6, 2003


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Blackstone Editions (June 6, 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097250172X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972501729
  • Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 8.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,374,056 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda Seligson on July 29, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This charming book offers a lovely, gentle tale of simpler times. It is beautifully illustrated and designed. Reading "To Live a Truer Life" is like paging through a lovely quilt.
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To Live A Truer Life is the true story of the Hopedale Community, founded in 1841 by Adin and Lucy Ballou, and others who sought to understand the teachings of Jesus, and called themselves "Practical Christians" because they sought to practice their religion in daily life. Rejecting all authority based on force (to the extent that they did not vote, participate in government, or use the police or courts) the people of this unique and utopian community tested their religious principles by sheltering escaping slaves, guaranteeing jobs to all able-bodied members, and even showing charity to a burglar who tried to rob them. A strong testimony with simple color illustrations by Lindro, To Live A Truer Life was written by Lynn Gordon Hughes as a strong effort to be as accurate as possible in its depiction of history and of the community for young readers.
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If parents can teach their children, from reading them this book, about a kinder way to live then the book will have made a great contribution to communities everywhere.
The illustrations are such a delight and ensure we read the book again and again because my nephews see something new in the background pictures with each reading.
Who said history and life's truths were hard to teach? This book makes learning fun.
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By Laura on November 1, 2003
Format: Hardcover
This lovely book is a collector's item. The artwork and intricate design are phenomenal. A real treat for all ages.
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