Helen’s Temper and its Consequences
Unlike her tender-hearted sister, Helen’s choices are dictated by fear of what her friends might think if she associates with someone so shabby and so different! Her unchecked temper causes great harm, but God’s love proves to be greater than Helen ever imagined.
Helen is only one year older than Betty, but far more thoughtful than her friend, and she’s far more hard-working. But despite these good traits, Helen has another problem: her hot temper! How true it is that God sees us not as we do. He looks at the heart, while we tend to judge by outward conduct, and form shallow opinions of others. See how the story of “the good Samaritan” plays out in this tale, and how Helen learns to face the truth about herself.
Character themes in this story: peer pressure, salvation, self-control and sibling rivalry.
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.