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Stepping Heavenward

Stepping Heavenward by Elizabeth Prentiss
By: (1818-1878)

"How dreadfully old I am getting! Sixteen!" Thus begins the lifelong diary of young Katherine as she pours out her hopes, dreams, and spiritual journey on the pages of her dear, old journal. Whimsical and charming Katherine is engagingly candid about her character flaws and her desire to know God. As you listen to her share her heart through these journal entries, you will be amazed and delighted by the depth of her character and the womanly wisdom and godliness she develops over the years. From the agonies of being a teenager to the delicate balancing act between being a wife/mother/daughter/neighbor, it is easy to relate to Katherine's triumphs and trials whether you are 16 or 60. Listen to her unforgettable story set in the early 1800's as you are encouraged to "step heavenward," and don't be surprised if you find yourself recommending it to all of your friends and family!(Introduction by Theresa Downey)
"In honor of Tammi Martin"

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STEPPING HEAVENWARD.

Chapter 1

I.

January 15, 1831.

How dreadfully old I am getting! Sixteen! Well, I don't see as I can help it. There it is in the big Bible in father's own hand: "Katherine, born Jan. 15, 1815."

I meant to get up early this morning, but it looked dismally cold out of doors, and felt delightfully warm in bed. So I covered myself up, and made ever so many good resolutions.

I determined, in the first place, to begin this Journal. To be sure, I have begun half a dozen, and got tired of them after a while. Not tired of writing them, but disgusted with what I had to say of myself. But this time I mean to go on, in spite of everything. It will do me good to read it over, and see what a creature I am.

Then I resolved to do more to please mother than I have done.

And I determined to make one more effort to conquer my hasty temper. I thought, too, I would be self denying this winter, like the people one reads about in books. I fancied how surprised and pleased everybody would be to see me so much improved!

Time passed quickly amid these agreeable thoughts, and I was quite startled to hear the bell ring for prayers... Continue reading book >>


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Reviews (Rated: 5 Stars - 4 reviews)

Reviewer: - December 30, 2013
Subject: Stepping Heavenward
This is an excellent book but be prepared to cry.It has an excellent message and the reader was well suited for it.
Reviewer: - December 11, 2013
Subject: Stepping Heavenward
Excellent, thank you for this audio book. The reader, Theresa Downing has gentle, respectful tone and did justice to the book. Her reading did not distract from the content of the book, in fact it added to it. I initially had feared a reader would detract from the richness of the written words but this is very good and so well worth listening to.
Reviewer: - June 20, 2013
The reader has a pleasant soft voice which was well suited for the heroine of this story.
Reviewer: - April 13, 2013
Subject: Stepping Heavenward
This is a slow-paced, well written story that is full of interesting dialogue, which gave me a sense of the ideology of someone in a different era. The story kept my attention very nicely, and I enjoyed the richness of the language. It is definitely written with more formal terms than is commonly used in current day writings. As a result, I found it a refreshing read.

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