Stepping Heavenward Bundle

The Stepping Heavenward Bundle* consists of:

The "Stepping Heavenward" Girlhood Home Companion Magazine

  This Christmas themed edition of The Girlhood Home Companion celebrates The Life and Letters of Elizabeth Prentiss, a Christian author from the19th century who wrote the book Stepping Heavenward. From the pages of her journals and personal letters to family and friends, we see how Mrs. Prentiss not only worked out her salvation with fear and trembling but joy and victory too! No other writer from her era presents the gospel in such a winsome manner. Elizabeth Prentiss's writing is as relevant today as it was for the thousands of captivated readers of her day.This special issue will encourage both you and your daughter to view your trials as stepping stones in the upward journey of the heart. $8.95

A Glimpse Into the Past: Mother & Daughter Conversation on Audio CD

The cover of the new "Stepping Heavenward" Girlhood Home Companion features a lovely photo of living history reenactor, Caitlin Cassin, which was taken by friend and fellow reeanactor, Annette Bethke. Both women specialize in the Civil War Era and we had the privilege of getting to know them during our research for this issue. When we found out what their specialties were, and the wealth of information they have accumulated from interpreting together in Texas and across the county, we asked if they would consider being interviewed for this issue's companion conversation and they graciously accepted! 

I think what I loved the most was hearing these women talk about different aspects of reenacting and how it has affected their outlook on  life in the present. Caitlin shared an inspiring message about journaling and how powerful it has been to read the accounts of woman who had to rely on the Lord in very difficult circumstances. She has been comforted by the testimonies of God's faithfulness and the fact that He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Caitlin also shared how she has incorporated the reading of Stepping Heavenward into her historical Impressions. Annette shared how she became a reenactor and the way civilians had to "make do" during shortages in South, specifically in Texas.

You and your daughter will enjoy the expertise of these talented women and the glimpse they give us into the past from immersing themselves in another time period, and living life to the fullest today!   


Stepping Heavenward- Print Book by Elizabeth Prentiss

"This charming journal of a nineteenth century girl takes us from her sixteenth birthday to her last entries when she was ill and in her forties, aware that she had very little time left. It is a story of the shaping of a soul - of her learning day by day, in the seemingly insignificant little events of an ordinary life, that deep happiness is found, nor in seeking fulfillment for oneself, but in a glad and free self-offering for the sake of others."

"This book is a treasure of godly and womanly wisdom, told with disarming candor and humility, yet revealing a deep heart’s desire to know God. We need such intimate accounts, need them desperately when the word commitment is so little understood and so seldom practiced. We need to see that love for the Lord really does make a difference, not merely on Sunday, but from Monday through Saturday. We need to be able to enter this woman’s life, her home, her kitchen, and see, as she so generously and honestly lets us do, just what the crucial difference is." ~Elizabeth Elliot