By Bob Welch
Gold Medallion Award-winner Bob Welch crafts fifty two nuggets of Bible-based knowledge from essentially the most well known novels, musicals, and movies of all time: Les Misérables.
In 52 Little classes from Les Misérables, Bob Welch walks readers via Hugo's masterpiece, extracting dozens of uniquely non secular reflections from this enduring portrait of poverty, social injustice, mercy, and redemption. Welch reminds us that Jean Valjean's existence presents the truest instance of why true love is located within the grittiest areas, and that hearts are made entire underneath the overwhelm of mercy. most vital, although, Welch retains returning to the intersections of religion and truth all through Hugo's writing—those locations the place mercy turns into an inroad to the center, and the place love is barely really obtained whilst it truly is given with out .
Discover back why life's function is located no longer in getting to own wishes and needs, yet in responding to the hearts of...
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Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved worldwide. com Scripture quotations marked ESV are taken from THE ENGLISH STANDARD VERSION. © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Scripture quotations marked KJV are from the King James Version (public domain). ISBN 978-1-4002-0667-4 (eBook) Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Welch, Bob, 1954- 52 little lessons from Les Misérables / by Bob Welch. pages cm ISBN 978-1-4002-0666-7 (hardback) 1. Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885.
To support her daughter, Fantine grudgingly sells her hair, her teeth, and, ultimately, her body as a prostitute. When Javert arrests her and insists she be sent to jail, Madeleine intervenes and releases her. Fantine falls ill and longs to see Cosette. Madeleine vows to make these arrangements. Meanwhile, though, Javert learns of another criminal who has confessed to being Jean Valjean. ” Instead, after considerable inner turmoil, he confesses his true identity to spare the man. When Javert arrives at Fantine’s bedside to arrest Madeleine, the young woman dies—but not before Valjean promises her he will take care of Cosette.
Go in peace,” he says after the officers release Valjean. “. . When you come again, you needn’t come through the garden. ”4 Such reasons might explain why Valjean kneels before the bishop’s house; however, they don’t explain his decision as well as this: because the kindness extended to Valjean in word on the night he arrived is reinforced to Valjean by deed on the morning he is apprehended by the police. In other words, what draws Valjean back is that Myriel walks the talk. He remains true to the kindhearted man he seems to be instead of succumbing to circumstances and turning his back on the obviously desperate man.
52 Little Lessons from Les Miserables by Bob Welch