Lamplighter Theatre Dramatic Audio CD
Over 100 years ago, there was a darkness over Victorian England…a darkness in which children were used and abused.
Hesba Stretton, under the influence of her mentor Charles Dickens, exposed this darkness through her stories. Soon to become one of the most popular writers of the 19th century, she won widespread fame for her book Jessica’s First Prayer. Before long it had sold at least a million and a half copies, outselling Alice in Wonderland by nearly ten times.
Today, we bring Hesba Stretton’s story to life as a world-class audio drama, Jessica’s Journey. As a web of characters become entangled with the knowledge of their past sins, a minister, a miser, and an unfit mother each encounter a miraculous redemption through their connection with the little Jessica-and her answer to prayer.
Running play time: Approximately 2 hours, 15 minutes.
From Vicky Smit of Caledonia, Michigan on 2/22/2014.
“Jessica’s Journey is such a window on God’s redeeming power and grace! My 10 year old granddaughter and I listen to them every morning when I pick her up for school. I bring breakfast to her and we sit in the car at the end of her very long driveway waiting for the bus to come while she eats and listens! The first thing she does when she jumps into the car is turn on the CD player. She is learning more about God and Jesus and Heaven every day! Thank you!!”
From John Camiolo of Arcade, New York on 2/3/2014.
“After listening to most of this drama on radio on my way home from work I decided that I had to pick it up for my family to listen to. We read the book it was based off of (Jessica’s First Prayer), and then we listened to the CDs together over 4 days. My four girls loved it. The drama really brings the story to life and gives you such a powerful glimpse of not only life in the Victorian era, but also of the power of prayer and God’s ability to create change in our lives.”