Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Story of Joan of Arc by E.M. Wilmot-Buxton

Finally, I have found time to read a book and now to share it with you. My deep appreciation for our history, and Biblical History in general, led me to read The Story of Joan of Arc. How touching it was to get a glimpse into the life of this sweet innocent. This was an enlightening story, and a very short read. Amazing it was to see how much life could be shared within a short 137 pages.

Here's a few excerpts from The Story of Joan of Arc:
Page 29:
But Jeanne stood firm.  "She had always obeyed her parents in everything save in the matter of the trial at Toul," she said sadly in later days.  It was a foretaste of martyrdom, for to some sensitive natures, defiance of the wishes of those loved most tenderly is worse than bodily death.
Page 61:
And as she spoke she raised to heaven her shining eyes in a gaze which was full of hope and joy and clear vision of things unseen.

Page 93:
But what was the King about, or La Tremouille, or the forces inside Compiegne which she had led to the relief of that city?  Did they attempt her rescue?  Did they at least begin to open negotiations for her ransom as a prisoner of war?  Nothing of the kind.

Page 119:
"If I were at judgment; if I saw the fire kindled and the faggots ablaze, and the executioner ready to stir the fire; and if I were in the fire, I would say no more, and till death I will maintain what I have said is the truth."
I would be happy to share the entirety of the book right here if I could... haha... but we know I can't.  Anyway, if you can't find it at your local library, you can find it here at

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