Dashed to Pieces
A Tale of Roman Prince Virgilius
Word has spread that Paul’s teachings have persuaded some of the elite Roman Guard to believe in the one true God, Jesus Christ. If they walk in the light of the truth, their wealth and property will be forfeited; more importantly, believers who reveal their faith risk not only their lives, but place their spouse and children in harm’s way.
Will a Roman soldier forsake all and take up his cross and follow Jesus? Be prepared to be on the edge of your seat as slaves and generals find themselves on equal footing, hiking treacherous mountain paths in the midst of a catastrophic flood. Salvation may be found in a most unexpected way!
About the Author
Charlotte Maria Tucker, an English author, who wrote under the pseudonym A. L. O. E. (a Lady of England), was born on May 8, 1821 , the daughter of Henry St George Tucker, a distinguished official of the East India Company. Charlotte was educated at home, and it was not until her father’s death in 1851 that she engaged in her literary career. Until her death, Charlotte wrote many books for children and dedicated the proceeds to charity. Most of her stories were allegories with clear moral teaching. She seriously fell ill for a second time and was soon buried on December 5, 1893 . There is an inscription to her memory which states that she was a women of much energy and determination.
I was greatly surprised about the outcome of the book. I greatly expected a sad ending, but, instead, received a calm lesson in trusting and obeying the Lord even when it is deathly hard and against all understanding. This gave me courage to do what is right and always obey God. I recommend this book for the modern-day Christian for encouragement in the face of persecution. Always trust God and He will take care of the rest.” — Corey East of Jackson, Tennessee
Table of Contents
- The Fugitive
- Darkness and Light
- Bondage and Freedom
- Mahala’s Story
- The Storm
- The Chain Broken
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.