These new Lamplighter books for sale offer a rich collection of captivating and thought provoking literature that will engage and inspire through stories with biblical and historical insights. These riveting plots are great for personal reading or to read aloud to others.
Updated: July 18, 2017 1:00 pm MT
Lamplighter Books for Sale
The Giant Killer, A.L.O.E., $15 The battle continues to rage, day by day and moment by moment. But must we meet the enemy blindfolded? In order to subdue, we must see the real foe; in order to conquer, we must face the true enemy. Through this allegorical tale, we will be better equipped to recognize, then to effectively slay, the many Giants who confront us. We will break through the web of Sloth, struggle out of the pit of Selfishness, choke up the fount of Anger, flee the secret lurking-place of Untruth, and triumph over our most malicious enemy – Pride. The Giant Killer is the tool to reach for if you or your loved ones need encouragement or confidence to enter into the battlefield once again. If you feel that you have nothing firm upon which to lay hold, this book will help you to grasp the strong cord of Love as your means of safety and deliverance.
(SALE PENDING) The Wanderer in Africa, A.L.O.E., $13.50 Lions! Hoodlums! Angry wagon masters! David’s quest takes him from his family’s secure English country farm down to the hustle and bustle of London, where his willful desires lead directly to trouble, heading him off on a self-imposed exile to the wilds of Africa. Young or old, any one of us who has ever been torn between what we think we want to do versus what we know we ought to do is likely to recognize the redemptive nature of God’s love that David finds when he finally realizes he has chosen poorly, and turns to Him, unconditionally, in confession and prayer. Although he still has a few “minor” obstacles to confront which would most likely do many of us in, such as hunger, thirst, a ravenous lion, and a huge moral dilemma, David realizes that he is no longer walking alone.
Always in His Keeping, Anonymous, $19 Based on a true story during the time of John Wesley, a brother and sister, stolen as infants, struggle to find their true identities and the faith to rest in a God who sometimes allows the righteous to suffer. This dramatic story is reminiscent of the life of Joseph;understanding that His ways are not our ways!
Sir Malcolm & the Missing Prince, Sidney Baldwin, $15.00 Young Prince Hubert is incorrigible, unmanageable, and tiresomely demanding. What is the good King to do? How will his selfish Prince ever learn to rule the kingdom well? His most trusted friend, Sir Malcolm, has a plan. Prince Hubert is swept away to a land where he is simply known as Hugh, a peasant boy. His silks are replaced with rough work clothes, his castle dwelling with a humble cottage. It is here that Hugh learns valuable life lessons from the widow of the forest.
Jack the Conqueror, Mrs. C.E. Bowen, $13.50 No obstacle can daunt Jack’s resolve. He has made up his mind to become a useful, honest man and, most of all, to conquer difficulties! His greatest resolve is to learn to read, and he will surmount obstacles of great magnitude to fulfill his dream. In a secret mountain cave he carries out the craft he learned from the outcast gypsies. Each success emboldens Jack to press on toward higher goals as he plucks up all the courage he can muster to meet life’s next challenge!
(SALE PENDING) Hedge of Thorns, John Carroll, $11.25 This true story from the 1600s is as fresh and relevant today as it was on the day it was written by the frail hand of the man who experienced life’s thorny hedges. Young John can think only of his own pleasure and is willing to do anything to get what he wants. He fails to see that the hedges placed in his life are to guide and protect him. A tragic fate awaits those who try to push through those spiritual hedges of protection, but a blessing is sure for those who keep within their boundaries.
The White Knights, W.E. Cule, $15.00 Horace, Percy, and Cyril are ordinary boys who love the stories of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Their discerning pastor starts a club for boys – The Order of the White Knights – challenging them to be chivalrous in their own neighborhoods and even in their own families. What a profound change takes place in that community because of the personal sacrifice of these ordinary, yet extraordinary boys! This story will increase our sensitivity to the needs of others, as we realize that most of the people we meet each day are weary travelers simply needing a kind word or a helping hand.
Shipwrecked but not Lost, Hon. Mrs. Dundas, $15.00 Experience the utter fear of abandonment, the tension of frigid desolation, and the resolute determination to survive. This breathtaking episode will keep you on the edge of your seat as you follow the spectacular events of a life-threatening voyage. The crashing of icebergs and the raging tempest will strike terror in the bravest heart. You’ll be mesmerized, captivated, and awestruck as you give attention to the unexpected voyage of our three forsaken companions on their perilous journey.
What Is Her Name?, Dr. A. Edersheim, $50.00 (Out-of-print) An elderly Jewish man compassionately cares for a poor, nameless child as his own, and desperately tries to conceal her Gentile identity. When the secret is revealed, he loses more than his reputation, but what he gains is beyond that which he ever dreamed possible. Dr Edersheim has skillfully crafted a most intriguing mystery that will keep you guessing right to the end.
Buried in the Snow, Franz Hoffman, $13.50 A boy and his grandfather come face to face with their own mortality within a tomb of snow. Reliance upon God is their only option as escape is impossible. But the story does not hinge upon the question of their rescue; what captivates is the response that each has to the circumstances that God has placed them in. When death is a constant companion, how does one view life? The ebb and flow of emotions are captivating as the boy and his grandfather fight off predators and the terror produced by the uncertainties of their snowy grave. I know of no other book that so delicately prepares children to face the death of a loved one than Buried in the Snow.
Walty and the Great Geyer, Franz Hoffman, $14.25 Brave son of the mountain, the bold, experienced cragsman hesitates not in the face of danger; he possesses a determination that no difficulty can daunt. But the fierce bearded vulture is not the only challenge that Walty must face. Deception, betrayal, and imprisonment are obstacles to be contended with, and he knows that the most courageous heart and steadfast resolve will avail nothing without the assistance of God. Despair gives way to hope, animating him with zeal and a forgiving spirit, with which comes great reward.
The Cross Triumphant, Florence Morse Kingsley, $18.75 Award-winning author of Titus: A Comrade of the Cross, Florence Kingsley has written another gripping drama that begins seventeen years after the crucifixion. The Cross Triumphant powerfully portrays the chilling events that led to the destruction of the Temple in Jerusalem. Loyal Jews desperately clung to the burdensome sacrifices and traditions of The Law—in spite of the evil hypocrisy within its highest ranks—in a futile attempt to bring cleansing and forgiveness to their empty souls. Roman persecution prevailed under the mighty hand of Nero. Corruption reigned. Yet, amidst the turmoil and destruction, hope is birthed and a remnant of believers in the true Messiah cried out, “The grave could not hold Him; He lives today and forever!” These were days of confusion for the young Nazarite, Phannias, who was determined to find out the truth. The Law had entered into every moment of his waking life, filling his mind with the never-ending clamor of “thou shalts” and “thou shalt nots,” for one day he would dwell in the Temple. Would the horrific events that had shaken the world blind him to the loving presence of the world’s perfect Burden-bearer? If you enjoyed Titus, you will not want to miss this classic!
Titus: Comrade of the Cross, Florence Morse Kingsley, $18.00 In 1894 the publisher of this book rewarded Florence Kingsley with $1,000 for writing a story that would set a child’s heart on fire for Jesus Christ. In six weeks the demand was so great, they printed 200,000 additional copies! The award-winning entry, Titus: A Comrade of the Cross, is provocative, full of suspense and drama. The story of Titus and his crippled brother climaxes at the foot of the cross, where the real hero is proclaimed. The most compelling moment is saved until the very end. It will take your breath away.
A Puzzling Pair, Amy LeFeuvre, $15.00 Guy and Berry, inseparable twins, are bursting with creativity and spunk. They are on a mission – to fill Guy’s very big picture of the second coming of Jesus with all the people who are ready to meet Him! But his picture must be true, and time is running out! This rather unique approach to evangelism is a pure, bold, and simple as it gets!
Teddy’s Button, Amy LeFeuvre, $14.25 Who is your most foul and cruel enemy? After reading Teddy’s Button, you may have a new answer to that question. Flamboyant Teddy Platt cannot keep silent about the glorious history of his sacred button. Soon this passion brings him into contention with a new little girl in the village. God uses this enmity to bring Teddy to his knees, ready to sign up in the Lord’s Army prepared for service in the war against his worst enemy – himself! Are you a faithful servant of the King flying the banner of Love over your life? Teddy has some lessons to teach us all.
Faithful but not Famous, Emma Leslie, $15.00 Once again, a writer of old has portrayed a vivid account of a godly father who imparts the gospel to his son. This marvelous work reflects the era of the Reformation and those who gave their lives, suffering for the gospel that only Christ could forgive sins, a message contrary to the “church” at this time. Beyond this, another message is woven into this story – that of the Savior’s call on a life, even that of a child.
Tom Watkins Mistake, Emma Leslie, $13.50 This story realistically illustrates common temptations encountered by young people today. In a day of situation ethics, this relevant story speaks volumes. A brother and sister, enticed by material gain, forfeit their good reputation. We need to guard against dishonesty and deception!
The Boy Who Never Lost a Chance, Annette Lyster, $13.50 Bound in soft brown, this genuine Italian leather book is an heirloom no one should miss adding to their library. This is the story of young Roger Read, who has learned from his grandfather never to miss a “chance.” His hard work, honesty, and diligence are richly rewarded. But having become self-absorbed in his own pursuits, Roger finally realizes something is missing in his life, and he can’t seem to find it – until his true friend Jack Sparling helps him to see the best “chance” of all! If you want to inspire your children with an entrepreneurial spirit balanced with service for God, this is a must-read!
Hand on the Bridle, Kathleen M. MacLeod, $16.50 The allure of secret sin and the enticement of peer pressure had a strong hold on teens a century ago. Young Gavin knew it was time to venture out beyond his secure environment called home. His longing for independence has become a tainted mixture of stubbornness and pride, but it doesn’t take long for him to realize that following the crowd can be risky business. The change that takes place in Gavin’s life irritates his friends to the extent that, through vicious threats and heckling taunts, they place him in a predicament that could cost him his life!
Zuma & the Secret of Peru, William P. Nimmo, $13.50 From the depths of injustice and tyranny rises a heroine, Zuma, whose dauntless courage knows no bounds. Loyalty and self-sacrifice are no strangers to those who are held by a vow never to betray the secret. Zuma’s choice is made; her willingness to risk her own life is inspired by the One who demonstrated that “greater love hath no man than this . . .”
Three additional short stories compete this volume. In Gratitude and Probity a place of honor is reserved for the poor and needy, and in Michael and Jacqueline generosity is shown toward the simple-minded. Finally, we are reminded of the consequences of sin and the hope of forgiveness in the Young Fisherman of Heligoland.
Basil: Or, Honesty and Industry, Charlotte, O’Brien, $13.50 This story is filled with gems of truth, the value of which cannot be measured. Young Basil takes these treasures to heart and determines to live by them. He learns to pray, not that God would make him rich, but enable him to act honestly and industriously, for this is the way to become independent. His life experiences confirm what he had been told, that perseverance and industry are the two great essentials to success. Most importantly, Basil understands that outward success can never bring inward peace and happiness apart from the love and acceptance of Christ. You will find this story to be uplifting and personally challenging – the type of story that everyone should read!
The Forester’s Daughter: A Village History of the Canton of Vaud, Urban Olivier, $50.00 (Out-of-print) Disparaged by his lack of material wealth, Albert is determined to win the admiration and respect of the proud forester, for it is the forester’s daughter whom he loves and longs to marry. But Hedwig is convinced that her freedom is something to be coveted, and a life of ease is all she needs to be content. The Forester’s Daughter touches upon the selfishness that makes one blind, the jealousy that makes one insane, and the love that makes one humble.
Little Threads, Elizabeth Prentiss, $14.25 It was Mrs. Prentiss’ intent that this little gem would be a tool through which children would learn to obey. Read about the contrasting lives of Tangle Thread and Golden Thread; one is the cause of much grief for her godly mother, and the other the only bright spot in her poor mother’s world.
Missing Melody, Laura Richards, $15.00 Miraculously saved from charred rubble, blind, twelve-year-old Melody changes the lives of an entire community as well as her greedy captors.
Karl Jansen’s Find, Mary E. Ropes, $12.75 On his way to Four-Corner Isle to explore its cave, Karl Jansen finds himself in a terrible predicament! And there’s not much time. How will he escape the grip of death? And what about his precious find? The power of hatred, jealousy, and greed knows no bounds in a spiteful, malicious heart. Can it be possible that there is mercy-pardon for such a wicked one? Indeed, greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world!
Charles Ogilvie, George E. Sargent, $16.50 Within this little volume lie treasure troves of insight for the whole pursuit of a Christian’s life. In spite of great trials, Charles Ogilvie is committed to press on. But his preoccupation with intelligent and good-natured acquaintances lures Charles away from his once-firm convictions. Though challenged to focus inwardly on such radical change as a repentant heart, peer pressure has a strange way of making one ashamed of the gospel of Christ! A startling discovery proves that the way of transgressors is hard, and as a secret crime comes to light, Charles determines never again to scoff at the truth.
Seven Days Left, Charles Monroe Sheldon, $16.50 What would you do if you knew you had only seven days left to live? Such was the case with Robert Hardy, who had always lived according to the maxim, “self-interest first.” Influential and wealthy, Robert had embraced anything that gratified his tastes and fed his pride. But now everything has changed as he seeks to undo the sting of his bitter past!
Stranger at Home, Mrs. Sherwood, $14.25 In a rich brown, debossed Italian leather, The Stranger at Home, along with its accompanying stories, The Coveted Bonnet and The Cords of Sin, might seem a little “hard edged,” but it aptly challenges us to reconsider our God given roles as parents and children. The folly of permissive parenting, and the inevitable consequences of obstinancy, disobedience, lying and vanity are brought forth with “not-so-subtle” clarity, yet permeated with life changing truths.
Money in the Chimney, Eleanor H. Stooke, $14.25 In this story we see the world through the eyes of Gracie, the laughingstock of all the children in Jubilee Terrace. Her ill-tempered manner and her scolding voice are her only weapons of defense. One day as Gracie creeps upstairs to check on her sick grandmother, she opens the door and is astonished at the scene before her! But she has not a single friend to talk to until one day a stranger brings a glimmer of light into her darkened world. He introduces her to the one perfect Friend who never fails anyone! From that moment on, Gracie’s life is forever changed.
The Crew of the Dolphin, Hesba Stretton, $15 The crew of the Dolphin faces great peril, being swept away in crashing waves and crushing winds. But this is not the fiercest storm they face. The insurmountable surges of greed and deceit are far worse, bringing exposure, disgrace, and ruin. Yet we need not drift or be lost at sea, for God holds the sea in His great strong hand!
Enoch Roden’s Training, Hesba Stretton, $15 This book is bursting with life’s lessons! As Enoch’s faith is tested, will he prove that his is no mere profession, but a real, living confidence in God’s love and wisdom? Through severe trials, Enoch learns much about sound business principles, sacrifice, and trusting God. If he had only said, “I am working with God” he would never have found the work wearisome, for of all grand, and comforting, and heart-refreshing thoughts in this world, to a Christian, the greatest is the thought that we are co-workers with God. Without a doubt, after reading this book, you’ll walk away a better person than when you began.
The Old Worcester Jug, Eglanton Thorne, $14.25 An innocent child and her mother must find refuge on this cold winter night, but will her grandfather be there with open arms? The stronghold of pride and the power of greed take center stage as the tension rises and the mystery unfolds. It’s all about secret motivation—why we do the things that we do.
The Highland Chairman, Unknown, includes additional story: Hans the Crucified by Christoph von Schmid, $11.25 A provocative story relative to today’s busy culture, where values are turned upside-down and priorities are misaligned. It is a gripping account of how a father’s poor choices and negative influence led to tragic consequences for his son. A powerful story for such a little book.
Untamed Thistles, Unknown, $13.50 Sad to say, James’s wild spirit dictates his actions. His passion is commanding, his influence powerful. One day, in a senseless fight, tragedy strikes, and everything changes. Like the untamed thistle that takes root and spreads its prickly thorns, so it is with our lives. This analogy will demand your attention and leave an impression you’ll never forget.
The Little Dauphin, George P. Upton, $20.00 This sobering story is not for the young or fainthearted. Within its pages we see a unique account of the tumultuous years of the French Revolution written with corroboration of the jailers themselves. The Little Dauphin depicts the extremes of human character, from callous heartlessness to enduring courage. From the little Dauphin and his honorable father, we can learn to endure suffering and heartbreak with honor and humility, submitting ourselves to the will of the Lord, before whom one day every knee shall bow.
The Mansion, Henry van Dyke, $10.50 This little book is a powerhouse, sending a quickening jolt to the very depths of our respectable-looking facade. The Mansion takes a piercing look at John Weightman, one of the most “successful” men in New York. His son desperately wants to find his way and be free to make his own mistakes rather than being played like pieces in a game of chess.
The Parable of the Two Millstones, Van Horn, $13.50 In the home of a rich merchant, two hard heads with fiery tempers abide. Like the age-old story of the Prodigal Son, the distress that comes with stubborn pride gives way to a softening of heart. Though God often leads His children in mysterious paths, it is always for their good. The Parable of the Two Millstones illustrates just how powerful the gift of forgiveness can be.
Venture and Valour, Various, $20 Venture and Valour is an exceptional collection of stories that brings to light the courageous deeds of brave individuals who engage in risky undertakings, daring to set aside personal interests and safety for the good of others.
The Basket of Flowers, Christoph von Schmid, $15.00 James, the king’s gardener, teaches his 15-year-old daughter Mary all the principles of godliness through his flowers. She is falsely accused of stealing, and the penalty is death. Mary remembers what her father has taught her: that it is better to die for the truth than to live for a lie, and that the worst pillow to sleep on is the pillow of a guilty conscience!
Daring Deeds, Archer Wallace, $13.50 Compelling, true accounts of the dangerous expeditions of courageous men who dared to risk their lives for the sake of murderers, thieves, and even cannibals. Their unrelenting passion moved them onward as they shared the message of hope with ruthless peoples who had never been reached and desperately needed to hear about God’s love and redemption. Indeed, these men are true heroes to emulate.
Mothers of Famous Men, Archer Wallace, $15.00 What man on earth has not been deeply influenced by his mother? Mothers of Famous Men gives us a glimpse into the lives of remarkable women whose immeasurable love and outstanding influence helped shape their sons into the men of honour and character that they became. The mothers of George Washington, Andrew Carnegie, John Quincy Adams, and Abraham Lincoln are just a few of the stellar women that will inspire you by their godly character and compelling influence.
My Mates and I, Mrs. O.F. Walton, $15.00 This penetrating story covers a lot of territory that teenage guys are too often familiar with: the power of peer influence, the consequence of ignoring our conscience, the deception of self-reform, and the danger of a backslidden condition. Charlie Wescott is a wayside hearer, allowing the seed of truth to be snatched up by idle thoughts, idle talk, and idle companions. He lives for the moment, giving no thought to the pain he may be inflicting on himself and others. But it is also a story of redemption that gives us a glimpse of God’s loving hand that is stretched out still.
Nobody Loves Me, Mrs. O.F. Walton, $14.25 A thin, bony old woman with a hard and cross face, known throughout the neighborhood as “Old Grumpy,” proudly said that she loved nobody and nobody loved her. Through the opportunity late in life to love and care for an orphaned child (like herself), she was able to receive the wonderful love of the Lord Himself, who had lighted up her dark heart with the sunshine of His love.
A Peep Behind the Scenes, Mrs. O.F. Walton, $17.25 Behind many smiling faces there hides a hurting heart, and for what may appear to be glamorous, there is usually a high price to pay. Mrs. Walton gives us a glimpse into the life of a disillusioned young actress. In her fabricated world of glamour and glitz, Rosalie finds solace in the words of a gentle old man who gives her a picture of a Shepherd who loves and cares for her. Her travels take on new meaning as she shares with the “down-and-outers” about this wonderful Shepherd who loves them, too. This profound century-old story is still relevant in today’s entertainment-enmeshed culture. A Peep Behind the Scenes outsold The Scarlet Letter by over two million copies in the 1800s.
Saved at Sea, Mrs. O.F. Walton, $13.50 At a lighthouse on a lonely island, a grandfather and grandson keep watch as a tremendous storm approaches–one that will change their lives.
Winter’s Folly, Mrs. O.F. Walton, $14.25 Genuine Spanish leather-bound book features the tender story of lonely Old Man Winter, who isolates himself from gossipy neighbors and hides from any who might pry into his sorrow. But all is not lost as young Myrtle, through her childlike innocence, rekindles his desire to live. This true-to-life story reminds us once again that when life seems to hold more than we can bear, we can rest assured that we have a loving God who is orchestrating events for our good.
Dramatic Audio CD’s
Charlie’s Choice, $20.75 (shrink-wrap removed but still new) Hold on to your seat! You are about to take a journey with Charlie, a boy of adventure and risk. Dissatisfied with his lot in life, Charlie dreams of a better future, where money can cure all ills. He dreams of living in luxury and ease, and is determined to make his dreams come true! Share in Charlie’s thrilling adventures as he faces obstacles that threaten his very life. As a prisoner on a slave ship, he attempts a daring escape and an unforgettable . . . well, you’ll just have to hear it to find out!