Book recommendation: “The White Dove” by Christoph Von Schmid

I recently read this wonderful story to my kids. The White Dove is another great book from Christoph Von Schmid, the author of The Basket of Flowers

And although I believe Von Scmid’s The Basket of Flowers was better than The White Dove (in fact I consider The Basket of Flowers my favorite piece of Christian literature, even above that of  John Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress), Von Schmid did not fail to deliver another great tale steeped in Christian truths.

This book, written in 1841, is filled with Scripture, and is a testament to God’s sovereignty (both of which is rare to find in today’s modern Christian literature market).

You can find The White Dove here at Lamplighter Publishing where they describe the book as:

“Filled with the intrigue of knights and nobles, thieves and robbers, this is a story of friendship and sacrifice. A little girl agrees to give up her precious white dove to prove her friendship, and lives are miraculously saved.”

And here are some reviews:

White Dove
I just wish the book was longer. Thats how good it is.
– Deborah Ong, CA
We read it in one sitting!
I wondered that my eight-year-old wasnt understanding the plot with the rich language of the writing, but she could recite it all back to me. We both loved this book! It was so full of Gods love and promises to us. I highly recommend it!
– Daphene, NC
Friendship and Love
This is a tender story of love, friendship, and Gods faithful provisions. My children begged for another chapter. A beautiful story.
– Becky Emerick, IN
Gods Great Providence
When Agnes finds a dove she mercifully spares its life and in turn it saves her and her entire family. This is a book about sacrifice, mercy, compassion, selflessness, love, and adventure.
– A. Ray, NC

5 thoughts on “Book recommendation: “The White Dove” by Christoph Von Schmid

  1. I have never heard of this author or the books before but they sound just wonderful! Thank you for mentioning them! They are definitely something I will look into getting to read to my children! Right now, we are in the middle of Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder! 🙂


  2. I would have to check it out, i seen The movie pilgrim process but never read the book and after seeing the movie, I really want the book and I know I could most likely get more out of the books.


  3. I concur with Pilgrim. The Basket of Flowers was the first book we read(I recently subcribed to Lamplighter’s book club and am looking forward to more!) and it was wonderful! These are books that build character, remind us of God’s Word and provide godly role models for adults and children alike. As I read, I wondered if I would have the courage and conviction to do what Mary’s father did if one of my children were in Mary’s situation.


  4. By the way, we just found something really great. Some booksellers have some of the Lamplighter books available in e-format! I know it is not the same as holding the book and turning pages, but it is a less expensive alternative.


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