This is the story of little Elsie whose faith in God endures every trial even as she falls ill and lies at death's door and her beloved but estranged papa travels in a distant land. Hear how a young Christian relies on the love and compassion of Jesus Christ and exhibits the same graces to all those around her. Witness the ways in which the Providence of God provides unlooked for blessings and spiritual victories in the life of Elsie, her papa, and the other family and friends who live at Roselands.
Even though the yearning desire of young Elsie’s heart is fulfilled, and she is spending her first joyous Christmas season with her beloved father, her idyllic holiday is brief, and her newfound contentment is about to be shaken to its very core. In her own understanding of total devotion to Jesus, Elsie must choose between obeying God by keeping the Sabbath day holy, or dishonoring God in obeying a father, whom she believes, is asking her to violate God’s holy Word. In her tender young faith, she believes she must choose between the excruciatingly painful separation of either her earthly father or her Heavenly Father. When faced with the life-threatening outcome of his own selfish sin-driven demands upon his tender daughter, Mr. Dinsmore makes an eleventh hour decision—a decision that will change the course of their lives forever.
Elsie’s Holiday is the second book in the original, unabridged nineteenth century Martha Finley classic, the Elsie Dinsmore Series. These books are best when read in order.
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