Christian Audio MP3 Free Download THE THREE THINGS by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews
Download | Duration: 01:18:45Written by Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews and published in 1915, The Three Things : The Forge in Which the Soul of a Man Was Tested, received the following newspaper promotional, found pinned inside my copy of this book. The name of the newspaper in which this article appeared is not known.
"THE THREE THINGS," by Mary Shipman Andrews, will appeal to many. Like her story of Lincoln's Gettysburg speech, she converts a great occasion into a touching life story. An American youth of aristocratic temper goes to Belgium to fight the Germans. In the push of war he sees Germans worthy of his friendship; he comes upon a plebian English "Tommy," who is a relative of his; he meets a lovely Belgian maiden, whom he send to America to be reared. Thus he is democratized; he becomes religious, he is in love, and becomes dedicated to human service. There are three things--equality, religion, service--and the author dramatizes these in a rmantic way. (Little, Brown & Co.)
For the genre of Christian-type fiction of the time, this story is in my opinion well done, with dramatic style but not overly sentimental. As a genre of book of which to make a collection, for most it will be affordable as well as enjoyable reading. The Three Things is a "novella," readable in one sitting, being only 58 pages in length. Listening to the whole book is just under one hour-twenty minutes.
My reading of this story is free for listening online, download and sharing with others, produced for the glory of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Three Things is available in-print through reprint companies for a fairly hefty price, about $25. My suggestion is to purchase a used hard-copy, perhaps not always in perfect condition, but with shipping through the internet most likely less than $25. You might also find the book online for free download or as a free ebook, since it is in public domain, free from copyright resrictions.
The Three Things is the third book I have completed in audio format, with the other two available on this site: Intercessory Prayer by Rev. James Gore King McClure, and Life and Labors of Auntie Coon by Harriet Damon Coon. You will find them by searching this site or in the column on the right.
Mary Raymond Shipman Andrews (1860-1936) was the daughter of Jacob Shaw and Ann Louise (Gold) Shipman. On New Year's Eve, 1884, she married William Shankland Andrews. The Andrews family made their home in Taunton, New York. Mr. Andrews was a judge of the New York Court of Appeals. They were the parents of one child. Aside from attending schools in Lexington, Kentucky, Mary was taught by her father, an Episcopal priest and later a bishop at Fon Du Lac, Wisconsin.
(bibliographic sources: http://www.lib.auburn.edu/madd/docs/ala_authors/a.html ; http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/a/andrews_mrs.htm
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... Mary Katherine May