The Flowering Almond Rod: The Story of Trui Straatman, a courageous believer in Christian Education

The Flowering Almond Rod: The Story of Trui Straatman, a courageous believer in Christian Education

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Overview

The Flowering Almond Rod tells the story of an impoverished widow who felt strongly that the children her little Dutch village needed to learn to read. In the late 1800's Harskamp did not have a school and even though the people were deeply religious, they were sliding into superstitious ways since many could not read the Bible. This English version is a translation and adaptation of an original Dutch language book.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150884557
Publisher: FriesenPress
Publication date: 08/04/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

I was a teacher and a librarian in Christian schools in Alberta and BC before I retired. I found it fascinating to discover this story about the early origins of the Christian school movement in Holland. It was equally fascinating to find that my ancestors were part of the story. I was unable to find any information about the original Dutch author Ge Verhoog.

- Evelyn Sterenberg

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