Based on the TV scripts of the program- This Is The Life-the ten stories here provide a solid spiritual message, rely less...

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THIS IS THE LIFE

Based on the TV scripts of the program- This Is The Life-the ten stories here provide a solid spiritual message, rely less on the elements of hardship and heartbreak which has given this program its tremendous audience response, and use the medium of an average small town- Middleburg- one family- the Fishers and their friends to lend a certain affinity to these annals. Belligerent Stanely returns home to try and bully and best his cousin's neighbor- and is reformed,- Jennie, an old retainer, is an accident victim and Roy Baxter learns that remorse cannot ruin his life; Mary's loyalty to a dead husband keeps her from beginning again with another man; Freddie, a youngster, takes some stamps and conscience makes a coward of him; Alverus, another boy, is beaten up because of his foreign name and color of his skin; Eddie, whose parents are getting a divorce, reconciles them; etc. etc. -- all these point up a lesson learned and Christian principles and practices underscore their spiritual significance..... A fine chance here to demonstrate whether television can really influence our reading tastes at a level which is highly susceptible.

Pub Date: March 17, 1955

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Publisher: Doubleday

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1955