Christ's Object Lessons
by Ellen G. White
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Christ the Great Teacher gave much of His instruction
as He walked with His disciples through the hills
and valleys of Palestine or rested by the lake or river. In
His parable teaching He linked divine truth with common
things and incidents, as may be found in the experiences of
the shepherd, the builder, the tiller of the soil, the traveler,
and the homemaker. Familiar objects were associated with
thoughts true and beautiful—thoughts of God's loving
interest in us, of the grateful homage that is His due, and of
the care we should have one for another. Thus lessons of
divine wisdom and practical truth were made forcible and impressive.
In this volume the parables are grouped according to
their subjects, and their lessons are developed and illustrated.
The book is full of gems of truth, and to many readers
it will give a richer meaning to the common surroundings
of everyday life.
The many printings of several editions of Christ's Object
Lessons in the English and other leading languages have
proved the popularity of the book. While preparing the
manuscript the author was led to dedicate the proceeds of
its sale to the aid of educational work. Through the co-operative
effort of author, publishers, and church members a sizable
sum has been turned to the interests of Christian education.
For a time after the reset and reillustrated edition was
published, in 1923, it was impossible to secure the book in
its original form, which was used by those who prepared
[p. 8] the Index to the Writings of Mrs. Ellen G. White. The
printing of the volume in this form will, therefore, be
heartily received by those who make frequent use of the
Index, for its paging corresponds to that of the original
Not only in its harmonizing of the pages with the Index
will this new edition prove its worth, but also in its compact
form, for convenience in handling. In reducing the book
to a minimum in weight and thickness, full-page illustrations
and section title pages have been omitted. The absence
of these deleted pages will account for an occasional skipping
of page numbers. The text, however, remains intact. It
will be observed that modern spelling and current forms of
punctuation have been employed in this printing.
That this volume may continue on its mission, drawing
the reader to the Saviour through a better understanding of
His teachings, is the sincere wish of the publishers and
THE TRUSTEES OF THE ELLEN G. WHITE PUBLICATIONS. [p. 9]
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