TWELVE BASKETS FULL by Margaret T. Applegarth
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This latest of Miss Applegarth's sprightly books (others: Moment by Moment, Men as Trees Walking) is, she says, a book about stewardship. But her concern is no narrow one, confined to a Christian's duty as to his money; it has to do with the whole of his life, his time, his talents, and all that he has. Taking from man's common life such familiar objects as lunch baskets, sewing baskets, collection baskets, laundry baskets, and waste baskets, as rallying points, she lets her imagination range far and wide, searching into the lives of the known and the unknown, living now and long ago, and sets before us an amazing variety of stories and anecdotes of those who served the Lord with all they had. By deft comparison, she reveals much of our modern way of life, in Church and out, as poverty-stricken and niggardly. This is a wholesome book, written with zest and insight-- and with love. A good book for almost anyone, parson or layman, who is all too likely to underestimate the devotion and consecration of his own life, or despair of ever doing anything with so small a thing. A lad with a sandwich and a few small fishes, given in love to God, once fed a multitude and will again.

Publisher: Harper