Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Fair Sunshine: Character Studies of the Scottish Covenanters [Paperback]

By Jock Purves (Author)
Our Price $ 9.35  
Retail Value $ 11.00  
You Save $ 1.65  (15%)  
Item Number 96990  
Buy New $9.35

Item Specifications...

Pages   194
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.52" Width: 5.45" Height: 0.65"
Weight:   0.59 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 2003
Publisher   Banner of Truth
ISBN  0851518435  
EAN  9780851518435  

Availability  16 units.
Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 10:23.
Usually ships within one to two business days from Chambersberg, PA.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.

Item Description...
Many volumes deal with that terrible yet glorious period in the history of the Scottish church between the restoration of Charles II and the accession of William III, but Fair Sunshine deserves a place alongside the very best of them.

Buy Fair Sunshine: Character Studies of the Scottish Covenanters by Jock Purves from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780851518435 & 0851518435

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Fair Sunshine: Character Studies of the Scottish Covenanters by Jock Purves today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Jock Purves

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.

Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian Living > General   [31520  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History > General   [6817  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Church History   [2546  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Religious Studies > History   [4688  similar products]

Similar Products
A Scottish Christian Heritage
A Scottish Christian Heritage
Item: 47219

History of the Reformation in Scotland
History of the Reformation in Scotland
Item: 132303

The Soul of Prayer
The Soul of Prayer
Item: 118311

Reviews - What do our customers think?
Studies of faith and steadfastness in the face of death  Jan 20, 2006
We have such a small parking lot at our big church, that sometimes I have to park a block away. I just hate that. And it is always such an inconvenience when I drop a $5.00 in the collection plate and there isn't $3.00 that I can take out for change. And the other day the pastor prayed for two whole minutes. It was almost unbearable.

On the other hand, reading Jock Purves' book "Fair Sunshine" is the best way I know to move beyond and outside of today's Churchianity as exemplified by the mini-parables above. But I will warn you: Bring Kleenex! I have both read this book, and taught from it. Neither time were eyes able to stay dry, and in the classroom setting, I was affected the most. I choked up for two minutes, for my tears wanted to go one way, and my words another way, and somehow they got stuck in the middle. Eventually both the tears and words came out.

I agree wholeheartedly with the review that is already here, but I wanted to approach my review from a different angle -- to tell you that Fair Sunshine is a life-changing book. So do NOT buy it if you are satisfied with your Christian life, and are happy just the way you are.

This very well-written book primarily contains twelve biographies of Scottish martyrs from the years 1620 to 1688. The biogs concentrate on the trials and tribulations of the twelve martyrs (trials meant in both senses), their sentencing (in some cases nobody bothered with this technicality), their often horrible deaths, and their glorious uplifting words during their martyrdom, to the praise of the glory of God and to the Lamb.

It sounds like reading this book must be a terribly bad experience, but exactly the opposite is true. The book is so richly written, at times it reads like a suspense novel (Will they escape at the last moment?) -- but it is all true.

Like I said, if you are comfortable with your Christianity, you won't like this book. But you'll need it, very much.
I know I did.
For Christ's Crown and Covenant  Nov 13, 2004
In my opinion the Scottish Covenanters were among the greatest heroes of the faith. Purves tells of men who would rather die than say, "God save the King." They differed from their Puritan Cousins whereas the Puritans resisted Stuart Tyranny because it trampled on the rights of English Free-men. The Covenanters resisted Stuart Tyranny because it trampled on the Crown Rights of King Jesus and his church.

Purves was a mid-20th century Scotsman who wrote for Scotsmen; so a little background study before reading the book would be helpful. The theme is thus: King Charles II was restored to the English throne and sought to force the Scottish Presbyterians to prelacy and Episcopal worship. The Scots refused. Charles II made it illegal for Scottish ministers to perform their duty (I am simplifying for the sake of time). The Scots responded by worshipping outdoors. Charles thought that these "coventicles" were armed uprisings so he sent troops to quell them. The Scots out of desperation began to arm themselves for worship; that's when the story gets good. Feed your faith on stories of good courage. Here the tale of Richard Cameron--"The Lion of the Covenant"--who died praying and fighting against Christ's enemies. For a more in-depth study see John Howie's *The Scots Worthies.*

Write your own review about Fair Sunshine: Character Studies of the Scottish Covenanters

Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support