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.
Originally written in 1872, and like all Lamplighter books, the high-quality binding is a replica of the original.
“My children and I suffer from anger and flaring tempers. We battle daily with our own difficult circumstances and what plan God is unfolding. There were times when each one of us could identify with traits of Helen in the story. Thank you for giving us another illustration of the need for Jesus and His grace to be self-controlled.” — Melissa H., Winter Park, Florida
“This was an excellent book that we read at bed time for our older children (ages 3, 4, & 6). We would stop from time to time to relate how Helen behaved vs. her sister in regards to loving others. Although our 6 year old was mostly interested, our 3 and 4 year-olds attention’s were kept throughout the reading. We look forward to reading this again with them and having them read it on their own when they are able.” — Primus, Sevierville, Tennessee
“I read this book before giving it to my granddaughter. It was such a relief to find such a wonderful character building book. I know she will see the virtues that God wants us all to have in our lives through reading this book. I intend to buy more books from Lamplighter’s selections.” — Debi Litton, Sherman, Texas
Table of Contents
- Who is Your Neighbor?
- To Seem and to Be
- Louisa Goes to the Sunday School
- Practical Betty
- Louisa Benefits by Betty’s Lesson
- The Young Teacher
- Helen Forgets Herself
- Suffering Louisa
- The Two Friends
- Grandfather’s Present
- Grandfather’s Story
- The End
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.