Item description for Hunted and Harried: A Tale of the Scottish Covenanters (R. M. Ballantyne Collection) by Robert Michael Ballantyne...
Overview In the second half of the seventeenth century, the Scottish Kirk was in direct conflict with the King of England. By 1666, the king's soldiers were given lists of the names of the Scottish Covenanters by the curates, who then hunted them down and persecuted them. This is the story of Will Wallace who begins in the service of the King, searching for Andrew Black, a defiant Protestant. But Will soon joins Black as a follower of Christ, and becomes one of the "hunted and harried" himself. This is an inspiring story, of both the hard truth of those who perished for the cause of Christ and Christian liberty, and the triumph of Christ's love and strength to the faithful saints who persevere in His name. "It is a marvelous record of the power of God."
Publishers Description The executioner was about to obey when a noise was heard at the door of the Council Chamber, and a cavalier, booted and spurred and splashed with mud, as if he had ridden fast and far, strode hastily up to the Duke and whispered in his ear. The effect of the whisper was striking, for an expression of mingled surprise, horror, and alarm overspread for a few moments even his hard visage. At the same time the Bishop of Galloway was observed to turn deadly pale, and an air of consternation generally marked the members of Council.
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Studio: Vision Forum, Inc.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.39" Width: 5.44" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.84 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2007
Publisher Vision Forum
Grade Level Middle School
Series R. M. Ballantyne Christian Adven
Series Number 6
ISBN 1934554030 ISBN13 9781934554036
Availability 0 units.
More About Robert Michael Ballantyne
Robert Michael Ballantyne was born in 1825 and died in 1894.
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Persecutions of the Scottish Covenanters Dec 17, 2007
Young Will Wallace (not to be confused with the Scottish hero William Wallace) is first seen as the book opens as a dragoon under the command of Claverhouse. Appalled by the atrocities he has seen, he feels very uncomfortable with their mission to find and persecute the Covenanters. Will, however, considers that this wanton cruelty is done by the wish of evil men, and that surely the commanders would also be horrified. He is soon enlightened. On a mission to locate one of the Covenanting preachers, he attacks his companion when the man attempts to insult one of the Christian girls they meet. After realizing the way his commanders would view this act, Will deserts the king's employ.
While Will is considering his next course of action, as an unemployed and soon-to-be wanted man, he captured as a spy by the very man he had been hunting. His defense of the man's daughter is soon made known, and he joins the Covenanters.
Over the next few years, we live alongside Will, as he believes in Christ, attends meetings, aids in the escape of others, and witnesses the martyrdom of his friends. We are given a picture of the Covenanters' lives, perpetually hunted from place to place, not knowing whom to trust, and seeing their dear ones killed. For what? For the lordship of Christ. For declaring that He alone, and not the king, is the head of the church.
This is learning history the easy way, through an engaging story. We are drawn in the very lives of these people who suffered so long ago. This book makes a great story by itself, but for studying Scotland and the Covenanters, it should be on every educator's history shelf.