- Age Range: 8 - 12 years
- Grade Level: 4 - 7
- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: Herald Pr; 1st edition (June 1, 1971)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0836117328
- ISBN-13: 978-0836117325
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.4 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #122,073 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Beggars' Bible Paperback – Unabridged, June 1, 1971
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From the Back Cover
Thirteen-year-old Arnold Hutton wanted to go to college. How could he go without money? He had to earn his living some way. Should he work in the fields or beg for the church?Why did Arnold lose his temper and hit his friend Timothy's little brother? What was Arnold's punishment? Why did he run away? Above all, why was the Bible entrusted to beggars?The Beggar's Bible is based on John Wycliffe's own writings, as well as histories of those times.
About the Author
Louise A. Vernon was born in Coquille, Oregon. As children, her grandparents crossed the Great Plains in covered wagons. After graduating from Willamette University, she studied music and creative writing, which she taught in the San Jose public schools.
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The Beggars Bible is an excellent introduction to the life of Wycliffe. The story-telling is enjoyable and this is an ideal book to read with children as a part of family worship time. The only gripe I can think of in the writing is that periodically the author goes a little light with defining who says what, and you lose track of who's talking in sections of continuous dialog. However, if read aloud this can be remedied by using different voices for the characters.... :)
This was a good introductions to a very important reformer. Louise Vernon has also written other enjoyable works of historical fiction that help tell the stories of important people in the life of church history.
Making an adolescent boy the main character, Ms. Vernon creates a story that fascinates the minds of both youngsters and adults. I look forward to seeing my students excitement as they read this book.
John Wycliffe is a famous Oxford professor who translated the Bible into English. Wycliffe believes that everyone should be able to read the Bible. Arnold Hutton hears Wycliffe's teachings and is inspired by his ideas. Arnold learns that Wycliffe's enemies are sending spies to his lectures and encouraging Oxford students to riot.