The Bishop’s Shadow
This is the story of a street boy who does the things most destitute boys do. Tode lies and steals and cheats
as if without conscience, but beneath the crime and grime is a human being capable of love. The eyes of a child gazing into his own bring out feelings that Tode has never felt before. And this roguish street boy is soon to become the bishop’s shadow.
Soon his self-absorbed, poverty-stricken existence explodes into a fervent quest to help this child and his desperate sister. From the day Tode meets the bishop, he is never the same. No longer called Tode, but Theodore Bryan, he
tries to live up to his real name by following the example of the one he admires.
About the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series
Lamplighter stories are much more than good and wholesome reading for the family. The inspiring role models found in Lamplighter books show a child that outward compliance alone will not carry a child through the stresses and disappointments soon to be faced in adolescence and adulthood, nor are they a substitute for faith in Christ. As we learn of perseverance, courage, loyalty, humility, these are qualities to emulate and pursue, but as children read in stories of others like them trying their best and falling short, they will powerfully learn their need for the gospel. Though life is often not easy, we can be confident that each disappointment and trial is designed by a loving God for our good.
Lamplighter books are carefully designed to draw children back to the Bible, to ensure that each story reflects the character of God. Often, key Scriptures are referenced so that they may be stored in a child’s heart. Lamplighter volumes are recognizable right away by their beautiful, high-quality bindings. But the other unique feature of a Lamplighter book, in contrast to other publications of the same title, is that the Lamplighter editions have been enhanced with helpful footnotes and woven with threads of Biblical truths that will be etched into an awakened moral conscience. These characteristics are what make our Lamplighter Collection so unique and highly valued.
About the Author
I. T. Thurston (Ida Treadwell Thurston) wrote stories for children in the 1800s. She is also author of Theo, the Big Brother.