The Stories of Tangle Thread, Silver Thread, and Golden Thread
A classic for young children, from the pen of Elizabeth Prentiss
Originally written in 1863 but as readable and enjoyable for today’s children as ever! It was the intent of Mrs. Prentiss that this gem of a book would be a tool by which children would learn the blessings of obedience, but in a pleasant format. Read about the contrasting lives of Tangle Thread and Golden Thread, one of them being the cause of much grief for her godly mother, and the other the only bright spot in her poor mother’s world.
Elizabeth Prentiss was a daughter of one of the great revival preachers of the early 19th century, Edward Payson, but became soon known for her own excellence in writing books oriented to the family. She leads the reader to strengthen his trust in the Lord while spurring us to patience, hope, loyalty and goodness. Her dedication and love for the Lord can be seen both not only in her writings but also in the words of her famous hymn, More Love to Thee, O Christ.
Character themes in this story: obedience, boundaries and sibling rivalry.
Other books by favorite Lamplighter author Elizabeth Prentiss:
- Stepping Heavenward
- The Little Preacher
- Comfortable Troubles
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.