Charles Dickens' "The Life of Our Lord"

"“A Christmas Carol,” and “David Copperfield”
are well-known titles by Charles Dickens, whose novels most often centered around poor and oppressed children of Victorian-era England.

But few know of what his daughter-in-law referred to as his “secret work." Written in 1849, “The Life of Our Lord” wasn’t published until 1934.

Dickens begins: “My dear children, I am very anxious that you should know something about the history of Jesus Christ. . .no one ever lived who was so good, so kind.”

Although not a proponent of established religion, Dickens respected the Bible, especially its account of the life of Jesus.

In his last will and testament he stated: “I re-wrote that history for my children. . .having it repeated to them, long before they could read, and almost as soon as they could speak.”"

Share

More Book Minute Features

September 17, 2018

Lincoln: The Best Gift

Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, signed in 1863 at the height of the Civil War, represented a fundamental change in his thinking about fre...
September 10, 2018

Rosh Hashanah 2018

The sounding of the shofar announces Rosh Hashanah, a celebration of the Jewish New Year—this year beginning Sunday evening and ending tomorrow evenin...
September 03, 2018

Pilgrim Preacher: Billy Graham

The iconic phrase heard in most sermons Billy Graham preached was, “The Bible says. . .” So it’s fitting that his story is told in the Billy Graham e...

Click to Expand