Free pdf Ebooks for Children to read during their School Holidays
Mary Jones and her Bible
(inspired the founding of the British and Foreign Bible Society)
Thampi’s Heart (English) – A story adapted from Christian Folklore
Robert Raikes – Founder of Sunday School
World Sunday School Day: 1st November 2014 (Free Ebook – Robert Raikes and how we got Sunday School)
2nd November 2014 : World Sunday School Day – The first Sunday of the Month of November is celebrated throughout the world as Sunday School Day. The Mar Thoma/ CSI/ CNI churches are celebrating Sunday, 2nd November, 2014 as World Sunday School Day.
Robert Raikes (1735- 1811), an English Publisher, started the first Sunday School in the city of Gloucester in England in 1780. During the early days, reading, arithmetic and Bible was taught at the Sunday Schools.
In 1809, Church representatives of the Malankara Churches held a meeting at Kandanadu Church, near Ernakualam to arrange facilities to teach children in the Church about religion, prayers and sacraments. The India Sunday School Union was founded in 1876.The Mar Thoma Sunday School Samajam was established on 25 February 1905, at the Maramon Convention.