Christoph von Schmid Collection



5.0 rating
March 22, 2021

These stories are truly beautiful! They teach such wonderful lessons about what is important in life through faith filled stories. They are full of golden nuggets like “A good education is the best fortune we can leave to our children. Wealth is a very uncertain property, but true piety and solid virtue are beyond all price; they have a stamp which is not only valuable in this world but retains its value for all eternity.” The author uses such lovely language that we just don’t hear much anymore!

Mackenzie S

Beautiful, inspiring stories

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January 25, 2021

These beautifully written, inspiring stories have lingered in my heart and mind differently than other stories. They teach profound lessons and the characters are so courageous and full of goodness. Basket of Flowers might have been my favorite, but they are all good.

Danielle B

Stories that Illustrate What Matters Most

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December 3, 2020

I couldn’t say which story I liked the most! They’re all well written and perfectly illustrate what matters most in life. These are great stories that highlight admirable character traits, and I want all my children to read this collection when they’re old enough.

Ann M.

Beautiful Faith-Inspiring Stories

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June 11, 2020

I loved the collection of stories within this book. We did this as a family read-aloud, and I always love books that teach such wonderful messages with engaging stories. These stories included messages of integrity, humility, modesty, kindness, forgiveness, and most of all faith in Christ. Beautiful and inspiring!

Lezlie-Anne I


5.0 rating
June 2, 2020

These stories written by Christoph von Schmid are beautiful examples of literature. They are also filled with wonderful characters who are always looking to God for their daily living, their strength, and their courage. Even when hard times come, the characters find comfort from God and know that all things work together for good for those who love God. This is a wonderful addition to the library.

Linda L
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Level 10

Beloved nineteenth-century priest and teacher Christoph von Schmid had a beautiful and engaging way of teaching important moral principles. He believed children learn and cherish these truths best when taught by the examples of relatable and admirable characters.

In this captivating collection of stories, readers come to know and love faithful Mina, whose simple, earthen water pitcher brings remarkable blessings; wise Frederic Vollmar and a sacred painting that reveals a generation-long mystery; and honest Mary, with her beautifully woven basket of flowers that both condemns and liberates her. Though they each face difficult trials, these characters learn the value of trusting and loving God completely and witness the blessings that come when they put Him before all else.

176 pages

This book is integrated with the High School 2 Language Arts course.

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