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Jesse Lyman Hurlbut Collection (12 vols.)
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Overview

Jesse Lyman Hurlbut was a prominent leader in the late-nineteenth- to early-twentieth-century Sunday school movement. Through his works, he educated youth and equipped teachers with sound, biblical Sunday school lessons. Hurlbut’s volumes focus on presenting Bible and history stories simply yet accurately. They are meant to inspire both young and old to renew their interest in Scripture reading and study. His other works provide Sunday school teachers with lesson-plan materials and include information on Sunday school’s history, organization, and management.

With the Logos Bible Software edition of the Jesse Lyman Hurlbut Collection, you’ll get instant access to Hurlbut’s discoveries and insights. Key concepts and ideas integrate with your digital encyclopedias, dictionaries, commentaries, and interactive maps, making this collection powerful and easy to access—a rich guide for studying Scripture.

Key Features

  • Simple, yet sound biblical and historical stories
  • Lesson plans for Sunday school teachers
  • Insight on the Sunday school movement

Individual Titles

Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible

  • Author: Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • Publisher: John C. Winston Co.
  • Publication Date: 1904
  • Pages: 822

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Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible contains 168 stories, each complete in itself yet, taken together, part of the Bible’s continuous narrative. Elegant, modern, and clearly written, it nevertheless has reverential regard for traditional interpretation. The world-old stories are rendered vitally interesting by the author’s fresh and realistic treatment. The greatest aid to parents, teachers, ministers, and all seeking a model and guide for reading or telling Bible stories in the most fascinating way. This volume includes 250 illustrations.

Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible, seems to me the best of the many books of the kind, and, as the fittest will survive, it will survive, as the mother’s textbook, for Sabbath afternoon; the children’s delight.

—James A. Worden, commissioner, Presbytery of Philadelphia

The titles of your chapters of themselves compel interest and will lead one on to the delightful contents. The illustrations are admirable. In these matters I prize my wife’s opinion more than my own, and she is particularly struck with these pages, and thinks that your Hurlbut’s Story of the Bible will be of great help to her in preparing for her Junior Endeavor work.

—Francis E. Clark, president (1887–1927), United Society of Christian Endeavor

If other children are like mine, you have done a good piece of work in the new book. The two to whom I have been reading the stories are aged four and six, and they are delighted with them and with the pictures also.

—Mr. Robert E. Speer, secretary, American Presbyterian Mission

It is magnificently gotten up and profusely illustrated. The stories are charmingly written, and will read themselves if you will give them a chance. In many homes it will go far toward solving the vexing problem of Sunday afternoon with the children.

—Marion Lawrance, general secretary, International Sunday School Association

Hurlbut’s Story of the Christian Church

  • Author: Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • Publisher: John C. Winston Co.
  • Publication Date: 1918
  • Pages: 251

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In this volume, Hurlbut seeks to supply a book accurate in all its statements and, at the same time, interesting and attractive. The volume gives the history of an institution that has existed for nearly 20 centuries, extending over every continent of the earth, directed by some mighty men, and touching untold millions of people. Hurlbut’s Story of the Christian Church covers the spirit of the church, stream of its tendency, causes leading to historic events, and events flowing from them. It gives a smooth narrative, unbroken by topic heads, so that it may be read continuously as an interesting story. Review questions for each chapter are included.

Hurlbut’s Story of Jesus for Young and Old

  • Author: Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • Publisher: John C. Winston Co.
  • Publication Date: 1915
  • Pages: 496

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This volume provides a complete, chronological life of Christ “in a manner that will be attractive to both young and old.” Based on the Gospel narratives and written in simple language, it includes numerous photographs and illustrations.

The book is not intended as a substitute for the four gospels, but is designed to put into one connected and continuous story the complete biography of Christ. It will be found especially convenient by Bible school teachers. A feature of the volume which appeals to the children is the generous use of illustrations, of which there are over 200 . . . Most of the pictures are from photographs of Bible land scenes, which make the story all the more vivid.

Book Review Digest

Hurlbut’s Teacher-Training Lessons for the Sunday School

  • Author: Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • Publisher: Eaton & Mains
  • Publication Date: 1907
  • Pages: 144

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Hurlbut’s Teacher-Training Lessons for the Sunday School is an enlargement and adaption of his former handbook, Revised Normal Lessons. These lessons, useful for Sunday school teaching, provide “a general view of the most important subjects necessary to a knowledge of the Bible.”

The condensed wisdom of one who has given years of study to the problems of the Sunday school. It is definite and thorough in its drill-work, and is comprehensive enough to touch all of the most important points.

Christian Advocate

Organizing and Building Up the Sunday School

  • Author: Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • Publisher: Eaton & Mains
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 152

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Organizing and Building Up the Sunday School analyzes the organization and management of a Sunday school. It provides information on the Sunday school movement, the Sunday school constitution, grading, the value of a Sunday school library, the qualifications of a teacher, and the duties of the superintendent, associate, secretary, and treasurer. Additional review questions are included.

It gives directions for setting up the Sunday school and successfully conducting it.

—J. T. McFarland

The present volume is the ripened experience of a lifetime, and its every page contains wisdom combined with clear and convincing principles of organizing and building up a modern Sunday school. It is a book to put within reach of every Sunday school worker, and a pastor’s work in the Sunday school will be enriched by using it as a handbook of inspiration and methods. It is a good textbook for a Sunday school teachers’ meeting.

Christian Intelligencer

Studies in Old Testament History

  • Author: Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • Publisher: Hunt & Eaton
  • Publication Date: 1890
  • Pages: 98

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The aim of this little resource is to present an outline history of God’s chosen people, Israel, and to show their mission, how they were trained for it, and how the world was prepared to receive it. The volume consists of 10 studies, to each of which are attached blackboard outlines, questions for review, and subjects for special papers. It is designed for private study and classroom use. Any person who thoroughly acquaints himself with its contents will be well informed in Old Testament history.

This is a little volume for practical use in the narrower field to which the International Sunday School Lessons for the present year invite special attention. Dr. Hurlbut is an experienced guide in this region.

The Presbyterian and Reformed Review

Dr. Hurlbut compresses much of the Old Testament history, enabling the reader by a little diligence to master it, and to understand the historic Scriptures as he never could understand them without grasping them in their wholeness and as a part of the system of revelation. Definitions, explanatory notes, dates, and Scripture references, with glimpses of contemporaneous history, are numerous, while the arrangement is progressive and systematic. It is a very useful compilation.

Methodist Review

Studies in the Four Gospels

  • Author: Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • Publisher: Hunt & Eaton
  • Publication Date: 1889
  • Pages: 80

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“If there is any one life in all the world with which every Christian, and especially every Christian teacher, should be familiar, it is the life of Christ.” Studies in the Four Gospels provides 12 studies on the life of Jesus Christ, analyzing the cultural, geographical, and social contexts surrounding his ministry. These chronological studies are in simple outline form and include review questions.

Scripture Selections for Daily Reading

  • Author: Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • Publisher: Hunt & Eaton
  • Publication Date: 1891
  • Pages: 433

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Scripture Selections for Daily Reading is perfect for readers wanting to read a small portion of Scripture on a daily basis. The readings include various passages from the Old and New Testaments. Its goal is to provide readers a better understanding of Scripture and a deeper interest in reading the Word of God.

These selections are designed to foster the practice of daily household worship. For their adaptability, their uniformity of length, their diversity of selection, and their legibility, words of sincere commendation might be spoken. Dr. Hurlbut has performed a difficult task with much good judgment.

Methodist Review

This volume furnishes a portion of the Bible for every day in the year. The passages follow the general current of Bible history, interspersing psalms where they belong, the whole being particularly suitable for devotional purposes. The work seems to be well done and doubtless there are those to whom it will be useful.

The Presbyterian Review

The book is deserving of a place in every family and cannot fail to commend itself to all who will give it a trial, as a valuable help in conduction family devotions.

—The Reformed Quarterly Review

Stories of Our Naval Heroes Every Child Can Read

  • Author: Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • Publisher: John C. Winston Co.
  • Publication Date: 1908
  • Pages: 322

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The United States’ history is full of valiant heroes who fought for their nation. Their tales and deeds inspire others to follow in their footsteps. In 29 chapters, Stories of Our Naval Heroes Every Child Can Read provides numerous accounts of the American Navy’s brave and heroic men. Discover the impact such men as Jerry O’Brien, Paul Jones, Matthew Perry, and George Dewey had on the American Revolution, First Barbary War, War of 1812, Civil War, Battle of Manila Bay, and more.

The Story of Our Country Every Child Can Read

  • Author: Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • Publisher: John C. Winston Co.
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 272

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Unpack over one hundred years of American history with The Story of Our Country Every Child Can Read. This volume takes readers from the nation’s discovery and early settlement to the many wars it fought and the election of President Theodore Roosevelt. It highlights numerous inventions, including the steamboat, locomotive, telegraph, telephone, cotton gin, and more. Discover how villages became cities and how America’s once-barren land evolved into one of the richest nations in the world.

Manual of Biblical Geography

  • Author: Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • Publisher: Rand, McNally & Company
  • Publication Date: 1910
  • Pages: 158

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Manual of Biblical Geography provides insight on the cities and localities found in Scripture. Jam-packed with maps, illustrations, charts, engravings, and diagrams, this manual provides a geography and history of Noah’s descendants, Canaan’s conquest, the Tabernacle and Temple, David and Solomon’s empires, Christ’s life, the great Oriental empires, and much more.

This volume is a superb one, so far as . . . profuse illustrations, of a high order of merit, are concerned. . . . But we are confident it will be welcomed by a much larger circle of students, and is worthy of very generally use; indeed, we recall no similar work of equal worth. It combines Bible geography and history, and covers the whole period of sacred history from the earliest period to the present date. It will prove an invaluable aid to every pastor, Sunday school teacher, and Christian student.

Homiletic Review

The Story of Chautauqua

  • Author: Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • Publisher: G. P. Putnam’s Son
  • Publication Date: 1921
  • Pages: 429

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The Story of Chautauqua contains the city’s history, principles, and international influence. It follows the beginning and development of the Chautauqua Movement—a highly popular late-nineteenth- to early-twentieth-century adult education movement. The volume’s main focus is the Chautauqua Institution, an effort to advance religious education in Sunday school through teacher training. This volume includes 50 illustrations of the city’s leaders and infrastructure.

If every person who has been helped and inspired by the activities and influences inspired by the activities and influences represented by the word Chautauqua were to read this book it would become a ‘best seller.’ . . . Dr. Hurlbut has been intimately connected with Chautauqua during practically all of its history and is thoroughly familiar with its aims, methods, and accomplishments. He tells the story with skill and lightens up, with many an amusing anecdote, what might very easily have been a mere catalog of names and dates. . . . It is a record of no small achievement that is here set forth and it is worth recording.

Auburn Seminary Record

Mr. Hurlbut has not burdened his readers with documentary details, but has aimed to tell his story in an entertaining fashion. In this he has so far succeeded that one is loath to lay down the volume once he has taken it up. Anyone who has ever been to Chautauqua or benefited by the work of that great institution will read this book with pleasure, and others, who know only the name, will be truly amazed at the almost miraculous power for growth that the first idea had.

The Quarterly Journal of the New York State Historical Association

Product Details

  • Title: Title of Collection
  • Authors: Jesse Lyman Hurlbut
  • Volumes: 12
  • Pages: 3,657

About Jesse Lyman Hurlbut

Jesse Lyman Hurlbut (1843–1930) was a Methodist Episcopal clergyman. He graduated from Wesleyan University in 1864 and served as a pastor in several New Jersey cities, including Newark, Paterson, and Hoboken. From 1909 to 1914, Hurlbut was superintendent of Newark District.