The Little Preacher
The beloved author of Stepping Heavenward tells this moving tale about a poor family of the Black Forest in Germany. Lessons of life fill every page of The Little Preacher as we see how God fashions a man to preach the everlasting Gospel. Young and old alike will find themselves thrilled and challenged by this timeless story.
His father wants him to follow in his footsteps, but Herman isn’t like his father. All attempts to please his father end in criticism and angry rebuke. Herman loves to be outdoors in the forest, among the chestnuts and pinecones. But God’s good plan and destiny for him is undeniable, and you will find that the story of this little preacher softens the hardest heart. If you believe that nothing is impossible with God, then this story is for you.
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Other Stories by author Elizabeth Prentiss:
- Stepping Heavenward
- Comfortable Troubles
- Little Threads
- Aunt Jane’s Hero
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
Elizabeth Payson Prentiss (1818-1878) was a highly popular author of books for children and adult women. Daughter of New England minister Edward Payson, at age 19 she opened her own school. Bad health made it impossible for her to continue. In 1845 she married Rev. George Prentiss and served alongside him in ministry. Even as a teenager, Miss Prentiss loved writing. By age 16, he was already published a piece in periodicals for youth. This was followed by her first children’s book, Little Susy’s Six Birthdays, which was a great success.