A Comrade of the Cross
“To the readers of Titus, I would say a word in regard to the book. Its purpose will, I hope, be evident to all. It is to present the life of Jesus upon earth in such a way as to give a fresh interest to the "old, old story;" to bring the Jesus of nearly nineteen centuries ago into our lives today — a real, a living Jesus, as tender, as loving, as thoughtful of his children who are upon earth now, as he was with the dwellers in Palestine.” —Florence Morse Kingsley
In 1894, a publisher held a writing competition to obtain the best manuscript that would strengthen a child’s faith in Christ and love for Christ. Titus: A Comrade of the Cross was the result. This fictional recounting of the life of Christ was so popular that, after six weeks, another 200,000 copies were produced by the publisher.
Titus powerfully shows the love, mercy, and compassion of Jesus for sinners. In this story, you will find sadness and sorrow, but you will also find the power of Jesus at work to “heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound” (Isaiah 61:1).
By Florence Kingsley
232 pg. hardcover